Your Gift Makes a Difference

Thank you for supporting students at Harding Academy. Whether your gift provides new athletic equipment, expands the fine arts offerings, or is part of a capital campaign, you are making a difference in the lives of our students.

Where to Give

  • Annual Fund

    What is the Annual Fund?

    At it most basic definition, the Annual Fund is our yearly giving foundation that bridges the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Harding education. But what it truly means is possibility. The Annual Fund makes it possible for us to go above and beyond what is expected of a Memphis private school. It’s what allows us to have a thriving pottery studio, a counseling department that has received outside commendation, and a campus minister that serves our students daily.

    Please support the Annual Fund with a gift at one of the following levels:

    Visionaries Circle: $10,000+
    Benefactors Circle: $5,000–$9,999
    Founders Circle: $2,500–$4,999
    President’s Circle: $1,000–$2,499
    Friend: $500–$999
    Partner: $250–$499
    Donor: $1–$249

    Click here to see if your employer matches donations. For more information, email the Advancement office.

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  • Scholarships

    Scholarships provide opportunities for families who could not otherwise afford a Harding education. A gift to an endowed scholarship fund is a wonderful gesture to honor family members, friends, and mentors.

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  • Legacy Giving

    With the blessing of a Christian education comes the responsibility to help others. Planned gifts provide the resources to create extraordinary opportunities and enhance Harding’s future. To learn more, contact Trent Williamson by email or at 901-767-4494.

  • Overflow Fund

    Each year we have a number of students who need need additional financial support to cover uniforms, class dues, ACT prep, or other fees. The Overflow Fund provides support beyond tuition assistance for some of our most vulnerable students.

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  • Endowment for Excellence in the Fine Arts

    The Endowment for Excellence in the Fine Arts provides a permanent source of funding to expand and enhance all fine arts programs at Harding Academy. We are passionate about our students growing closer to their Creator by exploring their creativity.

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  • Institute for Faith and the Arts

    The Institute for Faith and the Arts brings faith-filled artist to our campus to give students and the Memphis community examples of individuals who use their artistic gifts to bring God’s truth to this world.

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  • Melanie Semore Endowment for Excellence in Teaching

    Mrs. Melanie Semore served the Harding community for 41 years. In honor of Melanie’s great love and respect for teachers, this endowment supports faculty professional development.

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    Prayers of a Principal

    Melanie Semore’s prayers (shared in her daily morning memo) have been collected and published as a beautiful year-long prayer guide. All proceeds go to the Melanie Semore Endowment for Excellence in Teaching.

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  • Booster Club

    The Booster Club helps upgrade and support all athletic facilities and programs.

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  • Shop & Give

    With Shop & Give, you can financially support Harding Academy without spending an extra dime. When you shop at certain companies and designate Harding Academy as your non-profit of choice, they donate a portion of your purchase to the school.

    • AmazonSmile
      Harding receives .5% of purchases made on when Harding Academy is designated.

    • Kroger Card
      Through the Kroger Community Rewards Program, Harding receives 5% back on purchases. Sign up at and designate Harding Academy (ID 80026) as your community rewards recipient.

    • SuperLo
      Pick up a Superlo Community card at your neighborhood Superlo. Go to to create an account and register as a Harding Academy of Memphis supporter. Swipe your community card every time you shop, and Harding earns up to 3% of your eligible monthly purchases.

Ways to Give


Donate online here, or send a check by mail to Harding Academy, Advancement Office, 1100 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117.


Gifts of stock can be accepted as a donation. Please contact Greg Howell by phone (901-767-4494) or email for more information.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can include trusts, life insurance policies, retirement distribution plans, and more. Please contact Anne Nowlin by phone (901-767-4494) or email for more information.

Personal Property

Real estate, vehicles, jewelry, artwork, and other personal property can be accepted as donations. Please contact Anne Nowlin by phone (901-767-4494) or email for more information.

Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching gift program, ask your human resources representative for a matching gift form to submit with your donation. We will take care of the rest.