Annual Fund

The exceptional education received at University School of Nashville is amplified by the generosity of our many donors. We are grateful for the alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who make a gift each year. Thank you for investing in the education of our Tigers. 
Annual Fund gifts of every size make a difference at 2000 Edgehill. 
The Annual Fund is the foundation of philanthropy at USN, allowing our outstanding faculty to create a challenging, creative, and inclusive atmosphere for our students. Every year, the Annual Fund provides critical resources for USN's highest priorities: academic programming, need-based financial aid, arts, athletics, and technology.
We rely on the generosity of the PDS/USN community to support the daily experiences for our Tigers. Please consider supporting the Annual Fund today.

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, and recognizes those who give $1,915 or more.
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

Edgehill Society

The Edgehill Society are alumni from the Classes of 1997-2017 who make a cumulative gift of $500 or more during the 2021-2022 school year. The Edgehill Society recognizes young philanthropic leaders who are making a difference for today's students and faculty.

2022 Tiger Give Back Challenge Videos

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2020-2021 Report on Philanthropy

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 page.
  • 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

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