Give to Pine Crest

Supporting an Extraordinary Education

Pine Crest remains a leader in college preparatory education because of our exceptional students, world-class faculty, and philanthropic parents, grandparents, alumni, and parents of alumni.
Our Advancement Office works closely with School and volunteer leaders to advance the mission of Pine Crest School. Together, we are focused on supporting an extraordinary education for our students. Through volunteerism and philanthropic giving, there are many ways to support Pine Crest as we move into the next chapter in our School's history.

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The Pine Crest Fund
 represents the most fundamental elements of our educational program and allowing you, our donors, to direct your gift to an area of interest to you. Your contribution demonstrates your confidence in our mission. We want you to know your gift makes a difference, and we are going to use it as you intended!

Through your gift to The Pine Crest Fund, each student, every day will benefit from your generosity. Your gift may be directed to an area of personal interest:

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Schoolwide Priorities

    Strategic priorities include transforming spaces for learning, performance, and competition, integrating cutting-edge technology throughout learning spaces, and enhancing security.

    Give to Schoolwide Priorities
  • Faculty Excellence

    Just as our students never stop learning, our faculty unceasingly strive to become better educators. Your support directly impacts the professional growth of our faculty.

    Give to Faculty Excellence
  • Financial Aid

    Pine Crest's fundamental idea is that a premier independent school education should be equally open to the brightest students, regardless of their financial means. Our strength relies not just on the quality of the faculty, the state-of-the-art facilities, and the breadth and depth of our educational offerings, but on the vibrant and inquisitive student body. We are committed to capturing a wider base of student eligibility and socioeconomic diversity as it is important to build and sustain a diverse community.

    Pine Crest awards financial assistance to approximately 18% of our students whose families demonstrate need and who would otherwise not be able to attend our School. Your support helps to provide financial aid for families who value our mission.

    Give to Financial Aid
  • The Arts

    The arts foster imagination and creative problem-solving skills and develop critical judgment, open-mindedness, and independent thinking.

    Student-artists discover new talents and passions at every grade level using a collection of tools and state-of-the-art facilities and learning from experts in the field. Your support inspires what the world needs: soulful, creative minds nurtured at Pine Crest.

    Give to The Arts
  • Athletics

    Athletics foster gross motor skills, teamwork, perseverance, and passion. 

    Your support helps to maintain our outstanding athletic program, including equipment, supplies, coaches, and training, and provides students with an array of opportunities for leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, physical challenge, and personal growth.

    Give to Athletics

Capital Giving

From transformational projects included in Pine Crest School’s strategic and master plans to immediate priority initiatives, there are exciting opportunities to support capital projects and make the extraordinary happen throughout our two campuses.

Endowment Giving

Establishing a named endowment is one of the most meaningful ways to ensure one’s legacy and create a lasting impact for generations of Pine Crest School students.

Capital and Endowment Gifts can be made by contacting Susan Peirce, Vice President of Advancement, at or by phone at 954-492-4121

Ways to Give

There are three ways to make a gift to Pine Crest School.

1. Mail
Gifts received via mail and other delivery services are processed within 48 hours of receipt.

Pine Crest School
Attn: Advancement Office
1501 Northeast 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334

2. Online
Your gift may be made via credit card anytime, by using our secure online giving page. Your gift is recorded for tax purposes on the date the card is charged.   

3. Transfer of Securities
Gifts of stocks are welcomed at Pine Crest School. These gifts require special planning with your financial advisor and Pine Crest staff. Please contact Alisa Karten, Director of Advancement, at 954-776-2177 or if you wish to make a gift of stock
On behalf of the Advancement Office, thank you for your generous support that advances Pine Crest School’s mission.

Recognition Societies

The Pine Crest Circle of Excellence recognizes total tax-deductible cash gifts by individuals to Pine Crest School during our fiscal year of July 1 to June 30.

Fiscal-Year Recognition Levels

President's Society
  • McMillan Circle $50,000+
  • Trustees' Circle $25,000 - $49,999
  • Pillars Circle $10,000 - $24,999
  • Cornerstone Circle $3,500 - $9,999

Bell Tower Society
  • The Crest Circle $1,500 - $3,499
  • Green and White Circle $500 - $1,499
  • Panther Circle $1 - $499

1934 Society
Those who have included Pine Crest School in their estate plan.

Alumni Loyalty Society
Alumni whose giving continues for three or more consecutive years.

Gratitude: The President's Report of Giving 2018-19

Matching gifts

Increase your contribution at no additional cost to you!

Many employers give generously to non-profit educational institutions by matching employees' charitable contributions. If you or your spouse work for a company that matches gifts, you may be able to increase your support of Pine Crest. You will be recognized for the total amount contributed to Pine Crest by you and your employer. The match also counts toward your eligibility for all Leadership Gift Circles recognition. Please contact your human resources department for more information.


Susan Peirce
Vice President of Advancement

Alisa Karten
Director of Advancement

Brandy Miller
Director of The Pine Crest Fund

Jeffrey Starrett
Director of Advancement Services

Courtney Carswell
Gift Manager

Edward Waite
Alumni Development & Major Gifts Officer

Flynn Turner
Director of Alumni Relations & Programs