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Ways to Give

List of 5 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 AmEx, MasterCard, Visa, and DiscoverCard at our secure Online Giving form. 
  • 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.
  • Venmo

    To make a gift using Venmo click HERE or search @HardingAcademy in your Venmo App.
2023-24 Harding Fund Leadership

Overall Chairs
Caldwell and Bill Israel

Class of 2024 Chairs
Rusti and Todd Greene

Class of 2025 Chairs
Heidi and Brandon Bundren

Class of 2026 Chairs
Jenni and Austin Thigpen

Class of 2027 Chairs
Elizabeth and Gil Lackey

Class of 2028 Chairs
Laura and Andrew Eckstein

Class of 2029 Chairs
Kate and Eric Schneider

Class of 2030 Chairs
Leslie and John Ford

Class of 2031 Chairs
Lauren and Jonathan Connor

Class of 2032 Chairs
Joni and Allen Lee

Class of 2033 Chairs
Meredith and Michael Nowers

Harding Fund Giving Levels 

Founder's Circle
$20,000 and above

Head of School Circle $10,000 - $19,999

Benefactor's Circle $5,000 - $9,999

Leadership Circle $2,500 - $4,999

Patron's Circle $1,500 - $2,499 

Honor's Circle
$750 - $1,499

r  $1-$749 


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   
  • Security enhancements to provide a safe environment where students can thrive and grow
  • Integrating new technology across all grade levels.
We are thrilled to welcome back 500 students and families for the 2023-2024 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.  

Harding Fund

Inspiring The Mind  •  Nurturing The Spirit