The PDS Annual Fund
many gifts, one purpose...driving innovation!
The PDS Annual Fund is the school’s top fundraising priority and the foundation of philanthropic support for the school. The Annual Fund supports field trips, student productions, music, art, new technology and equipment, library resources, athletic teams, professional development for teachers – practically everything that enhances learning at PDS.
Tuition makes it possible to have a school. The PDS Annual Fund makes it possible to have a great school! You can positively impact every student, teacher and program at PDS through a gift to the PDS Annual Fund. High rates of participation in the Annual Fund from trustees, parents and alumni help PDS secure additional support from private foundations that support independent schools.
All members of the PDS community – trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, alumni, business partners and special friends – are invited to join in supporting students, teachers and the learning experience at PDS through a gift to the Annual Fund. When taken together, every Annual Fund gift, large or small, makes an impact.
The 2012–2013 PDS Annual Fund campaign runs from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. For information about ways to support the PDS Annual Fund contact Bryan Maloney, director of development, at 845-462-7600, ext. 113.
Athletic Field Improvement Project
Improved fields for recreation, physical education and team sports will more fully support the curriculum and better serve all PDS students. The project will also promote student retention and enrollment growth.
The project will:
- Enlarge and upgrade the existing Soccer Field.
- Add a new Baseball/Softball diamond.
- Improve the existing Recreation/Practice Field for expanded use and safety.
These improvements underscore the importance of health and wellness for all students and the value of interscholastic athletic teams, especially at the middle and high school levels.
Middle School Learning Community Project
The creation of this new learning community, opened in September 2013, allows for the creative use of space and sharing of faculty resources to meet the demands of the way students learn.
- PDS teachers worked with Fielding Nair International, leaders in 21st- century school architecture and creating learning spaces where form follows function, to design the new spaces.
- The Learning Community setting enables teachers and students to share learning spaces and choose the most appropriate space for a particular project or lesson.
- Sliding glass doors connect the learning studios to the commons area providing expanded project work space.
- Sliding doors between the learning studios facilitate team teaching, collaboration and movement to outdoor learning platforms when needed.
Other giving opportunities:
To learn more about giving opportunities at Poughkeepsie Day School, contact Bryan Maloney, director of development, at 845.462.7600 ext. 113.