We are grateful to the many alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff who have made gifts to support our community over the years. The school and a number of our supporters have created special funds to meet the varying needs of our school and community. If you would like to explore creation of a new named fund, please contact the Advancement Office at 212-582-3116, ext. 115, and we would be delighted to work with you.
We invite your support of any of the following of PCS’s most popular designated funds.
FINANCIAL AID FUND
As a private, not-for-profit school, tuition pays the majority of the cost of our students' education, but it doesn’t pay the full cost. In any given year, as many as 42% of PCS students receive need-based financial aid, enabling them to attend PCS. Year over year, the need for financial aid continues to increase.
THE DR. JAMES DAWSON FUND FOR FINANCIAL AID
Created in recognition of James Dawson's twentieth year as Head of School, The Dawson Fund provides additional tuition assistance to students pursuing the arts who could not otherwise afford a PCS education. We need your generous support to ensure the long-term success of the Fund.
THE CAROL KLEBAN FINANCIAL AID FUND
On June 27, 2015, PCS lost a beloved longtime staff member and supporter of the school and a cherished friend of our community. Carol Kleban was tirelessly devoted to PCS for more than 36 years, serving as a Teacher, Principal, Associate Head of School, and most recently as our Alumni Liaison. Upon her passing, her family requested that funds made in her memory support PCS through the previously-established Carol Kleban Financial Aid Fund.
ALUMNI FINANCIAL AID FUND
The Alumni Financial Aid Fund was established by our Alumni Association Council to encourage alumni support toward the financial aid needs of current and future PCS students. Alumni are encouraged to give generously toward this special fund named for the entire alumni community.
SECOND CENTURY STEM INITIATIVE
Our Second Century STEM Initiative was created to strengthen our academic offerings in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that will benefit all students regardless of their professional careers. Your gift to this fund will support our ongoing efforts in these areas.
When you create a Named Fund with Professional Children’s School, you are establishing a special fund in your name or in the name of someone you wish to honor or remember. Gifts can be unrestricted or restricted. Restricted opportunities include the naming of spaces in the building, such as a classroom space, funding for scholarships or financial aid, faculty support, technology, facilities and building improvements, and other areas where there are specific needs. Our office would be pleased to work with you to establish a named fund. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-582-3116, ext. 115, to begin a conversation.
GIFTS IN HONOR OR MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE
You may choose to make your gift to PCS in honor or memory of someone you admire, respect or want to remember. If you indicate your preference, the Office of Institutional Advancement will send the person you designate a note informing them of your kindness. All honorary and memorial gifts are noted in the Annual Report. Please indicate with your gift any instructions you may have regarding gifts made in honor or memory of a loved one.
PCS LEGACY AWARD
The Professional Children's School Legacy Award recognizes distinguished members of the school's alumni community who have displayed outstanding professional contributions in the performing and visual arts, competitive athletics, academia, and other endeavors. Legacy Award recipients embody the mission of PCS and reflect the professional diversity of our student body and are recognized at our annual fundraising event.PAST LEGACY AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Jessie Baylin '02, Robbie Fairchild '04, Jason Fuchs '04, Ronnie Lee '55, Peggy Meertins (honorary alumna), Tiler Peck '06, Marcia Lynn Sells, Esq. '77, Arlene Shuler, Alex Wolff '16 and Nat Wolff '13.
EXCELLENCE BY FIELD
Click on the fields of study below to view a partial listing of some of the school's most well known alumni.
Carrie Lee Riggins
Kyung Wha Chung
Anthony Roth Costanzo
Martha Strongin Katz
THEATER, FILM & TV
Laura Bell Bundy
Holly Marie Combs
Brandon De Wilde
Eddie Foy III
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Anthony Michael Hall
Melissa Joan Hart
Jean Louisa Kelly
Sarah Jessica Parker
Christy Carlson Romano
Dick Van Patten
Joyce Van Patten
Lesley Ann Warren
Tanya Rivero Warren (née Gingerich)
Lee Thompson Young