Giving Priorities

The value of a Pace Academy education reaches far beyond the classroom; that distinction lies in our deep tradition of community. Small, nurturing and dynamic, our family of parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends increases the value of the Pace experience each year through its spirit of volunteerism and giving. The countless ways the Pace family gives back its time, creativity and resources sets Pace apart.

Together, we fulfill Pace’s mission to create prepared, confident citizens of the world.

The Pace Fund: UKnight

Real-Life Equivalent: A checking account

The Pace Fund: uKnight is Pace's most critical annual Advancement effort. Unrestricted gifts help the school meet expenses that recur each year, such as:

  • Faculty salaries
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Innovative Learning Programs
  • Global Leadership
  • Financial Aid

Some donations to The Pace Fund are given as restricted gifts, meaning a gift is earmarked for a specific department or program.

Capital Campaigns

Real-Life Equivalent: Putting an addition on a home you already own

Periodic capital campaigns are held for specific needs, such as facility improvements. Recently, Pace’s capital efforts were focused on investing in the new Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School through the Aim High campaign.

Endowment Giving

Real-Life Equivalent: An investment account that produces dividends or interest

An endowed fund acts as Pace's "savings account" from which we draw a set percentage of the fund’s interest income to support the annual operating budget. Endowment giving is both timeless and limitless. Gifts contributed to Pace’s endowment can fall into two categories:

1) General Endowment Fund—gifts that have no limitations. This fund is important as it gives the school maximum flexibility to meet the evolving needs of the institution.

2) Restricted Endowment Funds—these funds support specific programs such as faculty development, arts, debate and need-based financial aid.

Special Interest Giving/Volunteering

Real-Life Equivalent: A gift for something you could not otherwise afford

Volunteering at Pace can take many forms. Whatever your passion and available time, Pace appreciates your help in areas like:

  • Restricted Gifts
  • Pace Academy Arts Alliance (Membership Events)
  • Pace Academy Booster Club (Membership Events: Booster Bash & Pace Race)
  • Pace Academy Parents Club (Fundraising Events: Fall Fair & Pace Auction)
  • Community Engagement Fundraising

Legacy giving: Pace Forward

Real-Life Equivalent: Retirement plan

Planned giving is a way to contribute to Pace Academy using estate-planning vehicles. Pace Forward was established to recognize the generosity of those who have given a planned gift to Pace.

Pace Forward honors all parents, alumni and friends who support Pace's mission through will commitments, life-income gifts, trusts, life insurance, retirement plans or other estate gifts. These donors understand the importance of a Pace education, and through their membership in Pace Forward, they ensure the future of Pace for generations to come.

Pace Forward: Planned giving is a way to contribute to Pace using estate-planning vehicles such as:

  • Bequests
  • Insurance Policies
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts of Real Estate

If you have questions contact Director of Advancement Heather White at 404-926-3724.

Year-end giving deadlines

If you are making an end-of-year gift to Pace Academy or completing your pledge to The Pace Fund or a campaign, please be aware that the last day of the year the Advancement Office will be open is Dec. 29, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are sending securities electronically, please make sure Pace has received the transfer by Dec. 29. In order for your gift to be deductible on your federal income tax, cash or checks delivered in person must be in the Advancement Office by 1 p.m. on Dec. 29; online gifts paid by credit card must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31; if mailed, the envelope must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31.

Thank you for your support!

Donor privacy policy

Pace Academy is committed to honoring and protecting our donors’ privacy, including any personally identifiable information. Pace does not and will not sell or trade donors' information with outside parties.

If you have questions about this donor privacy policy, or if you wish to be removed from our mailing/e-mailing list, please email advancement@paceacademy.org or call 404-240-7403.

Donors are advised to consult with their own legal, tax and estate planning professionals when considering donations other than cash. This information is general in nature and should not be construed or relied upon as tax or legal advice.


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