Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is comprised of gifts from over 2,180 donors for USN's greatest needs. The 2019-2020 Annual Fund goal is $1.65 million and will contribute 6% of USN's operating budget. All students and faculty see fantastic benefits from the generosity of our community.

Having a robust Annual Fund means we can always expand the special opportunities for our students that are part of the USN "secret sauce." 
These extra resources amplify our rigorous curriculum, outstanding arts and athletics programs, cutting edge technology, beautiful facilities, and other essential elements of USN's student-centered education. Here is a recap of the 2018-2019 record-breaking Annual Fund (link to recap images).

The Annual Fund fuels every aspect of this remarkable, student-centered educational experience. It allows us to say “yes” to exciting opportunities for our students every day; opportunities in our curriculum and in the programs that complement it, in excellent arts and athletics, in technology initiatives, and in other educational innovations. 

Ways to Give

List of 4 items.

  • Cash or Check

    Donors should make checks payable to University School of Nashville and note  Annual Fund:
    University School of Nashville
    2000 Edgehill Avenue
    Nashville, TN  37212
  • Matching Gift Programs

    Many companies will match philanthropic contributions made by their employees. This is a great way to maximize your gift, possibly doubling or tripling your impact to USN. 
    Some employers require a completed paper matching gift form, while others have an online system. Your human resources office can provide more information on next steps for matching gifts. If your company does provide a matching gift form, please complete it and mail it to: University School of Nashville, attn: Natalie Sewell, 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 or scan and email to nsewell@usn.org.
  • Credit Card

    USN accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.  Use the school’s secure online giving webpage www.usn.org/giving
  • Stock Transfer

    Please notify the USN development office by email or letter of instruction with the donor’s name, name of the stock, and number of shares so that your gift may be processed quickly and accurately (Director of Development, Anne Westfall, awestfall@usn.org or 615/277-7495).
    To make a gift of DTC eligible securities using USN’s broker, please follow these instructions: 
    Forward to your broker a letter of instruction, including the specific name and number of the securities you are giving, requesting that the securities be transferred via DTC to: 
         Raymond James & Associates 
         Contact person: Joe Gallivan, 615/645-6728
         DTC #0725 
         Account # 13503823, University School of Nashville

Designate Your Gift to the Annual Fund


Designating your Annual Fund gift allows you to direct your donation to an area of personal interest while supporting the mission of the school. You can match your personal philanthropic preferences to USN’s needs and make an impact in the area that matters to you most. The choices below represent the most important areas to which USN has made commitments.
  • USN’s highest priorities for this year
  • Faculty Development
  • Need-Based Financial Aid
  • Academic Programming
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Athletics and Lifelong Wellness
  • Campus and Environmental Stewardship

Giving Levels


The 1915 Leadership Society
The Leadership Society honors those whose strong support of the school helps ensure its financial strength. The 1915 Society is named for the founding year of USN’s predecessor, Peabody Demonstration School.
 
Leadership Giving Levels
  •     Visionaries $25,000+
  •     Founders $10,000 to $24,999
  •     Innovators $5,000 to $9,999
  •     Patrons $2,500 to $4,999
  •     1915 Circle $1,915 to $2,499
 
Annual Fund Giving Levels
Gifts made at these levels each year are the foundation of USN’s Annual Fund. They allow USN the flexibility to meet needs as they emerge.
  •    Garnet & Blue     $1,000 to $1,914
  •    Friends of USN     Up to $999

Last Year's Participation

Previous Year Statistics

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