Annual Fund

As the world navigates these challenging times, philanthropic support of USN has an even greater impact now. The 2019-2020 Annual Fund goal is to contribute 6% of USN's operating budget. To meet this goal, we need to raise $150,000 before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. This target will fulfill our commitments to the faculty and staff who are constantly creating innovative ways to educate our students. These are challenging times for all of us, and the continued support from our parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of the school has been remarkable.

Meeting our Annual Fund goal will allow USN to end our school year from a position of strength. Director Vince Durnan and his team are working with the Mayor’s Office, Metro Department of Health, and other leaders in education and health care to create a roadmap moving forward for the fall. We hope USN can count on your support as we embark on our next chapter together.

With gratitude,
Tonia and Jeff Klein
Co-Chairs, USN Annual Fund

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

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
  • Credit Card

    USN accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.  Use the school’s secure online giving webpage
  • 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
  • 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, 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

2018-19 Report on Philanthropy

Last Year's Participation

Previous Year Statistics

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