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Why Giving Matters


Our goal is to work with our partners to do whatever it takes to make sure all students in Nashville have access to a high-quality education. 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. 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!

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. If interested in making a Credit Card Gift or Pledge online, please visit:

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

LEAD Public Schools
2835 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37207

For more information about ways to support LEAD Public Schools, please contact our Director of Development, Kathleen Chandler at (615) 209-1218 or via email at


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