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Ways to Give

List of 4 items.

  • Checks

    Payable to Harding Academy, and you can mail them or drop them by the office, so we may thank you in person.
  • Credit Cards

    Harding Academy gratefully accepts MasterCard, Visa, and DiscoverCard at our secure Online Giving form. No AmEx, please.
  • Matching Gifts

    Please check to see if your company does MATCHING GIFTS through your Human Resources Department. You might double your gift! 
    Harding Academy's EIN is 62-0852815. Thank you for checking!
  • Securities

    Gifts of appreciated securities provide significant tax savings for the donor with regard to capital-gains taxes. Call Director of Advancement and Marketing Ruthie Huggins 615-387-6329 for information about the stock transfer process.


Harding Academy parents and faculty alike share the same powerful belief in the endless potential of our children—and a desire to foster a challenging and nurturing PreK-8 educational experience.
The Harding Fund is our annual fund campaign and the critical component of fundraising efforts for Harding Academy. It reflects our shared support for every aspect of our campus that tuition revenue alone cannot cover. 
Your collective contributions allow us to invest in Harding's most valuable asset: a dedicated and knowledgeable faculty whose teaching environment encourages collaboration and allows small class size in which each student is engaged, valued, and encouraged. 

We believe in our students—and in all the things that are possible when we work together. By supporting The Harding Fund, you directly impact our entire school community in crucial ways. Collectively, we invest in our students' learning, their potential, and their aspirations. 

The Harding Fund makes this—and more—possible:
  • Attracting and retaining first-rate faculty by providing competitive salaries and benefits while also offering exceptional professional development opportunities
  • A robust Humanities program including multiple opportunities for foreign languages, social studies, and literature
  • An outstanding Performing Arts program including theater, band, and chorus
  • A respected, competitive Athletics department (including equipment, uniforms, field maintenance and team travel)
  • Maintaining and improving facilities that inspire learning, discovery, and achievement   
  • Integrating new technology across all grade levels.
We are thrilled to welcome back 510 students and families for the 2019-2020 school year, and we ask for your support as we seek to inspire a sense of wonder by enhancing learning environments that encourage the thrill of discovery and accomplishment in the classroom.  

2018-2019 Annual Fund Parent Chairs

Overall Parent Chairs:
Kelly and Taylor Hillenmeyer
Lara and Doug Franck
Ashley and Jeff Heeren
Jennifer and Evan Sanders
Christine and Dwayne Dove
Allison ’88 and Greg Jones
Kristen and Thomas McDaniel
 Karen and Max Speyer
Elizabeth and Craig Reavis
Sarah and Jeff ’94 Moats
Nicole and Ripley Bickerstaff

Past Parent Chairs - Emily and George '82 Mabry

Grandparent Chairs - Bob and Marlene Eskind Moses


5 Stars $20,000 and above

4 Stars $10,000 - $19,999

3 Stars $5,000 - $9,999

2 Stars $2,500 - $4,999*

1 Star - $1,500 - $2,499 - at this level and above, donors are invited to our Circle of Stars party in the fall.

$750 - $1,499

r $749 and under

* Give $3,000+ to the Harding Fund and you're invited to the Head of School Donor Dinner in January.
Inspiring The Mind  •  Nurturing The Spirit