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Make Our Day (of Giving)!
Make Our Day (of Giving)!

Join us on May 10 and let's beat last year's record of 445 Day of Giving Donors!

IT'S ALMOST HERE! May 10 is this year's Day of Giving, an annual celebration that inspires every Princeton Day School community member to unite in support of students, faculty and programs through a 24-hour fundraising event. Show your PDS love and celebrate this incredible day with us! While students participate in Blue and White Day and witness the historic groundbreaking of our new athletic center, the entire community can demonstrate PDS pride by taking just a few moments to join in the festivities and make a gift of any size to the Annual Fund.

Participation is the key: EVERY Panther can be part of this historic day for our School. Your enthusiasm, support and love of Princeton Day School is contagious and makes the school a better place for all of our students. Together we can make a difference in JUST ONE DAY.

The goal? Participation by 475 donors on May 10 will unlock a $50,000 challenge gift from Curtis McGraw Webster '75. And as with any worthy effort, the journey to the goal is the key: it's not the amount you give but your participation that matters! Plus, it's fun -- with prizes for donors and volunteers and Panther spirit galore across social media.

Help us spread the word and show your Panther pride by posting online and sharing the excitement of the day with your social networks. Use #pdsgivingday in your posts and follow @PDSPanthers on Twitter and @princetondayschool and @pdsalums on Facebook to keep up with the fun and the progress to reach our goal.

Stop by Colross at drop-off or pick-up to participate -– parent volunteers will be in Colross all day helping to make the Day of Giving a success. You might even win some PDS swag for making a milestone gift or the first gift of the day in your child's grade! As part of National Teacher Appreciation week, we will deliver a special PDS themed cookie to any current faculty/staff member who has a gift made in their honor.

As we gear up for the day, we've asked community members including students, faculty, alumni and parents to share what they love about PDS and the impact this community has had on them. Here are a few photos of what they had to say.

Photos: Current advisees of Elizabeth Monroe, Upper School Dean of Students; Howie Powers '80, PDS History Department Chair; alumnus and former faculty member Paris McLean '00, now Head of Lower School at PASH; current Upper School students express their appreciation for PDS teachers.