Philanthropy and the PDS Community
Robert L. Payton, professor of philanthropic studies at Indiana University, defines philanthropy as “voluntary action for the common good.” Philanthropy is people thinking about a common good – what it is and what it could be – and understanding how everyone benefits from it. Philanthropy is people committing to a purpose and voluntarily taking action, commonly through financial support. Today’s PDS students, teachers and staff are benefitting from generations of previous philanthropic support.
At Poughkeepsie Day School, our common purpose is to provide the most outstanding educational experience in the Mid-Hudson region while maintaining a tuition rate that is competitive with other independent schools. Competitive tuition helps make a PDS education available to students from all backgrounds.
To create the margin of excellence and innovation that distinguishes learning at PDS the school relies upon philanthropic support from our community of trustees, parents and grandparents of students, alumni, faculty, staff, foundations and other friends of progressive independent education.
At PDS there are many opportunities to fulfill a charitable interest and each and every gift, large or small, is welcome, respected and appreciated. To discuss your philanthropic interests and goals, or for further information about supporting PDS, please contact Bryan Maloney, director of development, at 845.462.7600, ext. 113.