Pinecrest Academy is blessed with a strong tradition of giving. Our parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff and extended community continually demonstrate giving hearts. We are truly grateful for this support. This generosity helps us fulfill our mission to form Christian leaders who will transform society.

We welcome and encourage a number of ways to give. We have identified several of the areas of greatest need to assist you in making a donation. Please take a moment to explore which way is right for you to show your Paladin Pride. Thank you for your support!

As with most private Catholic schools in Georgia, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a child at Pinecrest Academy. Tuition and fees cover approximately 90% of the education cost per student. The remaining 10% comes from fundraising efforts.

The Pinecrest Annual Fund provides that essential 10%. The Pinecrest Annual Fund is the yearly campaign that solicits the entire Pinecrest community for unrestricted, tax-deductible gifts. Annual Fund donations enable our school to function on a daily basis and provide the essential funding we need for our operating budget. Students, teachers, faculty, and staff all rely on the Annual Fund to enable us to continue our in vocations daily. Everyone in our community benefits from your Annual Fund donations.

GOAL Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL) allows you to redirect a portion of your Georgia tax payments directly to support Pinecrest. Tax money you are already paying goes directly to fund scholarships for Pinecrest students.

Gala Benefit Auction This annual event is a spectacular evening of fun and fellowship as parents, grandparents, alumni, community leaders, and benefactors come together to raise money to support the financial needs of the school.
Announcing Our New Pinecrest Benefactor Dinner
In honor of Pinecrest Academy’s 25th Anniversary, we are renaming the annual benefactor dinner, which was formerly known as the Co-Founders Dinner.
The event will now be represented by the symbols of our Paladin, the sword and the shield, and will be called the Sword & Shield Benefactor Dinner. Our benefactors are the strength of the sword and the protection of the shield for Pinecrest Academy.  We are grateful to each and every benefactor who has made our school possible.

Why Give?

"When our children were ready to enter school, we decided our mission was for our kids to know God and for our family to one day live in heaven with Jesus. We wanted a school with excellent academics, competitive athletics, and an environment that supported our faith. Pinecrest Academy has been a wonderful answer to our prayers. For the last 15 years, our children have received a great education, made lasting friendships, and have been well prepared for college. We believe God led us to this school and that our family has been blessed abundantly. Thank you, Pinecrest." - Mike Miller

"For the last 20 years, Pinecrest Academy has partnered with us to form our children in faith, virtue, leadership, and love. We give to Pinecrest Academy because we have seen the fruits of Integral Formation in our family and want to ensure the legacy continues for future generations." - Sharon Stubbs

“We give to Pinecrest because we believe and support the mission of the school to create Christian leaders to help transform society and the concepts of Integral Formation. We believe Pinecrest helps provide our children a solid foundation to take on all of life's opportunities and challenges with a Christian Catholic perspective to guide them in their choices and actions. They also get much more personal attention in the smaller classroom and school atmosphere Pincrest allows. We feel blessed to be able to offer our children this experience and giving to Pinecrest is one of the ways we show our gratitude.” - Toni and Tom Wood

Meet the Development Team

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  • Charlene Dougal, Director of Development

    Mrs. Charlene Dougal has been a member of the Pinecrest community since 2013, when her husband, Al, was transferred back to the Atlanta area. They settled in Cumming, GA so that their two children, Rachel and Charlie, could attend Pinecrest Academy.
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  • Dawn Lockert, Development Special Events Coordinator

    Dawn Lockert has been apart of the Pinecrest sent 2016. Has lived in Cumming area for 13 years with her husband Kevin and their two children Devin (who attends Pinecrest) and Savannah. She has a degree in Early Childhood education and have been volunteering with several groups to organize events for schools and neighborhoods.
  • Susan B. Lockhart, Development Fundraising Coordinator

    Susan began her career in development at the University of Georgia and has held many positions in the field. Her experience includes capital campaigns, annual fund, event fundraising, major gifts, and planned giving. Susan and her husband Chad, live in Duluth. Their daughter, Alexandra is excited to become a Paladin in August 2018 (8th grade).