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Philanthropy at USNInspiring K-12 Excellence

University School of Nashville's mission-driven philanthropy supports each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence. Support for USN provides our school's people, programs, and facilities with the resources needed to fulfill our community's hopes and dreams inspiring K-12 excellence for generations to come.

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Why Give?

"These are some of the most powerful dollars at work at USN.

Funds that support innovative teaching provide for our extraordinary teachers to attend workshops, explore new ways of teaching, and bring back visionary ideas to share with our students and our community."

-Head of Lower School Amy Woodson

Ways to Give

List of 5 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.
  • Recurring Gift

    Making a monthly gift is an easy way to give to USN initiatives all year long. Monthly gifts can be made in any amount and sustain the community as needs arise.
  • Employer Matching Gifts

    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: Anne Westfall, 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 or scan and email to awestfall@usn.org.
  • 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
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Our Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Anne Westfall

    Anne Westfall 

    Director of Development
    (615) 277-7495
    Vanderbilt University - BS
    At USN since: 1998
  • Photo of Lorie Strong

    Lorie Strong 

    Director of Annual Giving
    615-732-6715
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
    Northwestern University - B.S.
    At USN since: 2012
  • Photo of Justin Gung

    Justin Gung 

    Assistant Director of Annual Giving
    Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
    University of Richmond - B.A.
    Princeton Seminary - M.Div.
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of Carolyn Hyatt

    Carolyn Hyatt 02

    Special Gifts and Donor Relations Director
    Boston University
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of Debra Alberts

    Debra Alberts 

    USNA Office Administrator & Evening Classes Administrator
    (615) 321-8019
    At USN since: 2000
  • Caroline Lancaster 

    Development Services Specialist
    6153294423
    University of Mississippi - B.S.
    Belmont University - Masters
    At USN since: 2023
USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.