Annual Fund

The USN Annual Fund closed out 2018 in a great place.

We set an ambitious goal for our community to make 300 gifts or pledges between December 26 and December 31. Our parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends crushed this goal with an incredible 
342 gifts/pledges received in this window. To date, we've raised over $1,275,000. The Annual Fund is very close to our $1.5 million goal because of the generous support of our USN families. Stay tuned for information on the Tiger Give Back Challenge on Thursday, March 28. 

Together, USN students, teachers, alumni, and families create a community united by their love of the school. A shared commitment to what is best for each individual child has been a defining characteristic here for a century.

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. 

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.
University School Leadership Society
  •     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

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  • Credit Card

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

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