The Endowment Fund and Named Funds
The Endowment Fund
The Riverside Presbyterian Day school endowment is an aggregation of assets invested by school to support the school’s educational mission in perpetuity. Annually, the RPDS Endowment Fund supports school operations in two prominent ways: 1) providing need-based financial assistance and 2) supporting faculty and curricular development.
All gifts to the Riverside Presbyterian Day School (RPDS) endowment fund are restricted and invested to preserve the corpus of each donation, as well as to ensure each donor's specific restrictions are honored. In such investing, it is the revenue produced and the appreciation of the fund as a whole that provide support for the operating budget of RPDS.
These funds provide support for innovation within the instructional curriculum, so that it remains consistent with the finest educational practices nationally. Additionally, this fund supports the education and professional growth of the faculty, when curricular advancements require retraining.
The H. Palmer Bell Science and Math Fellowship Fund
This fund supports science and math educators at Riverside who are eager to adopt or create effective, developmentally appropriate programs in science and/or math for PK-6th Grade children.
Beatty Williams Bible Fund
This Fund provides Bibles for graduating 6th Graders.
William T. And Margery G. Christy Fund For Faculty And Curriculum
For Faculty and Curriculum
Coffman Community Fund
in honor of Blanche and Dan Coffman
This fund is used for student leadership and outreach programs such as Project LEADS and Pathfinders.
Suzanne S. Tomlinson Professional Fund
in honor of Headmistress Suzanne Tomlinson (1977-94)
This fund supports professional development for faculty.
Robert W. Littell Literacy Fund
in honor of Headmaster Robert Littell (1994-2008)
This fund provides support for the Media Center.
Named Scholarship Funds
Each year RPDS provides nearly $300,000 in need-based financial assistance to students enrolled at the school. Although this assistance is one way that we assure the broadest possible access to all aspects of our outstanding educational offerings, each year our funds are exhausted before all documented needs can be met. The following named funds are instrumental in allowing the school to provide confidential assistance tailored to the documented needs of individual families.
Jamie Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund
in honor of the life and memory of Jamie Andrews.
Mary M. Williams Fund And Slaughter Memorial Fund
Harriet Lyons Fund For Children
If you are interested in learning more about, or donating to the Endowment Fund, or any of the following funds, please contact the Advancement Office at 904.353.5511 ext. 186.