The Cyclone Fund, Porter-Gaud's Annual Fund, is the School’s cornerstone in fundraising. It provides resources that are critical to the School’s child-centered mission. Like other leading independent schools, tuition alone cannot fund the entire cost associated with a private education, therefore, leaving a gap. Porter-Gaud relies on tax-deductible donations and the Cyclone Fund is vital to making up the difference - the difference being greater opportunities and stronger offerings for our students and faculty.

Your gift to the Cyclone Fund also helps to recruit and retain exceptional faculty who inspire, challenge, and nurture our students. From competitive salaries and professional development opportunities, to curriculum and extracurricular enhancements, financial aid and scholarships, the Cyclone Fund touches literally every aspect of school life.

Last year parents, alumni, and friends of the School contributed a record $1.12 million. The School depends on these gifts to meet current needs on campus and enrich the day-to-day intellectual, social, and personal development of every student.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Sherrod, Director of Annual and Major Gifts, at 843.402.4685 or ksherrod@portergaud.edu.

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Cyclone Fund Giving Levels

Friends of Porter-Gaud $1 - $499

Albemarle Society $500 - $999

Grimball Society $1,000 - $1,866

Headmaster’s Society $1,867 - $4,999

Porter Society $5,000 - $9,999

Roundtable $10,000 - $24,999

Founder's Circle - $25,000 and above


2016-2017 Annual Giving Numbers

Parent Giving 60% - Goal of 100%
Faculty Giving 100% - Goal of 100%
Board Giving 90% - Goal of 100%
Alumni Giving 11% - Goal of 16%
Cyclone Fund Giving $1,073,020 - Goal of $700,000
Annual Giving + Endowment $1,123,357 - Goal of $850,000

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