Giving Circles

Leadership Giving
The Founders Circle, named after the group of Center City parents who established The Philadelphia School in 1972, recognizes individuals and organizations that signify their commitment to progressive education through a gift to the TPS Annual Fund of $1,972 or more annually. Members of The Founders Circle are essential partners with TPS’s dedicated faculty and staff and share the passion and vision for deepening our commitments to experience-based learning and to equity, diversity, sustainability, and community.

Associate Members of the The Founders Circle: Young alumni (age 30 and younger) with a gift between $250-$1,972 annually become associate members.

Consecutive Giving
The TPS Tigers Club honors the loyal alumni, parents, faculty/staff, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends who support the TPS Annual Fund consistently over time.  The TPS Tigers Club is not based on the amount of your gift, but rather your commitment to giving to TPS this year and every year. Consecutive years of giving are counted by fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

Lifetime Giving
The Lombard Circle recognizes The Philadelphia School’s most generous benefactors who have made lifetime gifts totaling $100,000 or more, including annual gifts, gifts to endowments, capital projects, restricted gifts, and planned gifts.

We are grateful to have alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty/staff, and friends who qualify for this honor through their extraordinary philanthropy. Members of the Lombard Circle share in our same commitment to immersive learning, responsive teaching, and purposeful engagement.

Legacy Giving
The Sycamore Farm Legacy Society was founded in 2013 to recognize and honor a distinguished group of individuals who are dedicated to helping The Philadelphia School secure its future by including TPS in their estate plans through bequests, life insurance gifts or designations, or retirement plan beneficiary designations. With roots as our first country classroom, Sycamore Farm offered endless opportunities for growth for our very first students and helped TPS bloom into what it is today. Much like the farm, members of The Sycamore Farm Legacy Society help to ensure that future students can blossom.

*We encourage you to consult with your financial or legal advisors to fully explore the legal, financial, tax, and personal implications of planned giving.