Palm Beach Day Academy Receives Largest Gift in Its History

The Shleifer family donated $18 million to kick off the Palm Beach school's Second Century Campaign

Elena and Scott Shleifer with Palm Beach Day Academy's Head of School Fanning M. Hearon III. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Day Academy
Elena and Scott Shleifer with Head of School Fanning M. Hearon III. Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Day Academy

Palm Beach Day Academy (PBDA) received an $18 million unrestricted gift from Scott and Elena Shleifer to kick off the school’s Second Century Campaign.

“We are forever grateful to the Shleifer family for this generous gift and the immediate impact it will have on our students and faculty,” said Head of School Fanning M. Hearon III. “This gift will allow us to continue to attract, retain, and develop talented educators. We are committed to PBDA being the school of choice for families seeking an academically challenging and compassion-rich learning environment.”

PBDA’s Second Century Campaign will center on significant endowment growth, facility enhancements, and support for faculty and staff. By providing longterm financial sustainability for the school, the campaign will ensure that PBDA continues to be a national leader in academic programs that also support character development in young children.

“We are incredibly impressed with the teachers and staff at Palm Beach Day Academy, who are dedicated to providing children with an education that focuses on excellence and reinforces the values of kindness and integrity,” said Scott Shleifer, partner at Tiger Global. “We hope our support enables the school to continue building on those traditions.”

For more information about PBDA, click here. To learn more about the Second Century Campaign or to make a donation, click here.

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