Founders Society

Through the philanthropic leadership of the Founders Society, we have been able to deepen the Academy's foundation - investing in student opportunities and financial aid, advancing the academic enterprise of PK-12 education and transforming the environment of our campuses.

Last year alone, leadership contributions represented more than 72 percent of the funds raised for the Blue & Gold Fund. These gifts support the immediate and most pressing needs of the Academy.

We are deeply grateful for the 200 members who joined this distinguished Society in 2017-2018. Annual gifts of $1,883 or more to the Blue & Gold Fund made between July 1 and June 30 ensure membership in the Founders Society. Corporate Educational Income Tax Credit (EITC), Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) and matching gifts will be applied to your membership if received or verified within the fiscal year.

For your convenience, gifts can be fulfilled over monthly, semiannual or quarterly installments. Monthly recurring credit card payments are an easy and affordable way to join the Founders Society. If you work for a matching gift company, your employer’s match will count toward your membership!

Please visit our online giving form to make your gift today or for more information about the Founders Society, please contact the Alumni & Development Office at 412-968-3011 or development@shadysideacademy.org.

Membership Levels & Benefits

1883 Member ($1,883 - $2,499)
Annual appreciation event

Leadership Member ($2,500 - $4,999)
Football pre-game reception

Benefactor ($5,000- $7,499)
Behind-the-scenes tour of the Hillman Center for Performing Arts;
includes tour, pre-show cocktail party and private viewing of a Hillman Series production

President’s Fellow ($7,500 - $24,999)
Behind-the-scenes tour of the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation with the Senior School Science Department Chair

President’s Circle ($25,000 and above)
Personal dinner with Academy President

GOLD Founders Society ($500 and above)
Graduates of the Last Decade
Annual appreciation event

Lifetime Membership ($100,000 and above)
Lifetime Membership in the Founders Society is reserved for loyal members who have contributed more than $100,000 to the Academy over their lifetime.

*Each giving level includes benefits listed in above levels.