The Half-Million-Dollar Multi-Family Challenge Grant: New & Current Investors (Goal Exceeded!)

RAISED: $564,500    GOAL: $500,000

The Charging Forward campaign represents an enduring approach to safeguarding the future of Providence Day School. It is a future full of promise, discovery, and inspiration for our students, faculty, alumni and all who proudly call themselves “Chargers.”

In a significant and generous expression of philanthropic support, the following families have joined together to create an opportunity to encourage others to follow their leadership in augmenting their commitments or making first-time gifts to the Charging Forward campaign.multi-family6_05

This grant will match dollar-for-dollar any gifts from new investors that include either a capital or endowment component and an Annual Fund designation, as well as any increased commitments from current investors who would like to augment their existing capital or endowment pledge. The match is available up to a total of $500,000 by September 1, 2016.

Since its inception in 1970, Providence Day has an established pattern of growth and improvement, with a focus on developing globally-minded, empathetic problem solvers.

It is that innovative spirit and forward-thinking approach to optimizing the teaching and learning environment which is being supported by the Charging Forward campaign.

The collective families were inspired to give to Providence Day as a way to recognize the school’s value as an extraordinary community that is providing the foundation for students to be successful in life.

Together, these families’ gifts and challenge will help fulfill a strategic vision of unparalleled academic excellence and support the critically-important student-teacher relationship that is the foundation of a Providence Day education.

“We are tremendously grateful to all the families involved for their extraordinary generosity,” said Cathy Bessant, national chair of the Charging Forward campaign.

“Our hope is that current investors see this as a wonderful return on their Providence Day investment and rise to the challenge, and families who are considering investing in the campaign realize this is an opportunity to maximize their impact on the future of Providence Day.”


This $500,000 challenge grant for new and current investors is an initiative within Charging Forward, Providence Day’s comprehensive $27 million campaign. The campaign’s three strategic priorities focus on optimizing the teaching and learning environment, growing the annual fund, and doubling the school’s endowment to firmly position Providence Day for the future.

For additional information, please contact Jeffrey S. Appel, Associate Head of School for Institutional Advancement, at 704.887.6038 or