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Why Giving Matters

To increase the number of students in Nashville who have access to a high-quality education – that is the goal.  From our youngest fifth grader to our graduates pursuing college, the transformative power of a LEAD Public Schools education is evident. Our students embrace challenges and feel empowered to reach their goals whether in the classroom, on the field or court, or in the community.
Our partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and the Achievement School District enables LEAD to provide students and families opportunities and needed support to excel. Every gift to LEAD Public Schools has both a meaningful and immediate impact on our students. These gifts are critical in enhancing the classroom experience with innovative and hands-on learning tools, supporting faculty development, and providing leadership opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.
Your gift is an investment, which will continue to grow in value over time, as students become confident, productive members of society. Join us in building Nashville’s next generation of responsible citizens, and give to LEAD Public Schools today!

Ways Of Giving


LEAD Public Schools greatly appreciates your financial support. All gifts to the School are tax deductible. You may make a gift of cash, or by check, securities or credit card to LEAD. If your place of employment matches charitable contributions, you may be able to double or even triple the value of your gift. Forms are available through the employer's human resources department.

Checks should be made payable to LEAD Public Schools and sent to:

LEAD Public Schools
531 Metroplex Drive Suite A-200
Nashville, Tennessee 37211

If interested in making a Credit Card Gift or Pledge online, click here. 

LEAD Public Schools gladly accepts donations of stocks, bonds, or other marketable securities.  Thank you for considering a gift of stock or other asset in support of our mission to train and educate the next generation of responsible citizens.  In order to make your gift to LEAD, please contact your brokerage firm to originate a paperless transfer from your “sending” brokerage account.  Please provide your firm the following information:

  • Name of security you wish to use for the donation, including ticker symbol
  • Number of shares
  • Name of “receiving” account: LEAD Public Schools, Inc.
  • Administrative agent for the account: Chris Reynolds, CEO
  • Account number: 9529-7918
  • Brokerage account holder: Schwab
  • Account address: 5500 Maryland Way, Suite 200, Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Schwab DTC clearing number: 0164

In accordance with IRS guidelines, the date of the gift will be the date that LEAD Public Schools assumes ownership of the shares. For crediting purposes, the value is determined as the average of high and low listings for the stock on that date.

For more information about ways to support LEAD Public Schools, please contact Director of Development Ruthie Huggins at 615-305-3155 or

What Does My Gift Support?


$15 covers the cost of one uniform shirt

$50 provides a child with a yearly uniform scholarship

$100 funding for afterschool enrichment

$300 chromebook (computer) for a student

$500 provides classroom supplies for a year for an entire classroom

$1,000 provides college trips for a year for one class