PAIS sponsors are businesses and organizations that support the work of independent schools. Sponsors provide valuable resources for our schools and help support PAIS services, which strengthen our schools and support their growth and success. 

Lands' End can provide PAIS Member Schools with quality uniforms and other school spirit products! By enrolling your School in the Lands’ End School Rewards Program your school can receive up to a 3% CASH-BACK REWARD from your total purchases! To get started with the School Rewards Program or to check if your school is already enrolled, contact Michael Pink, Lands' End Regional Business Development Manager. Please note that you are not automatically enrolled in this program by being a PAIS Member, you must sign-up for the program
Website: www.landsend.com
Michael Pink
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860-306-7102


Bolton an IMA Company
Profile: Founded in 1931, Bolton employs insurance professionals in South Carolina, Northern and Southern California, and Pennsylvania. We place in excess of $700 million in annual premiums on behalf of our clients, which ranks us in the top one percent (1%) of all brokers in the United States. We consistently maintain our focus as a full service broker dedicated to providing exemplary service to our clients.
Website: www.boltonco.com
Contact: Cheryl McDowell, ARM, CSRM, CISR, Vice President, Education Practice Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 626-535-1428


Profile: With a heritage of over 162 years, Equitable understands the challenges in preparing for retirement and is committed to helping individuals through every stage of life. Acknowledging that everyone’s retirement savings needs are unique, we offer customized financial education programs and product plans to suit all investor types. With an Equitable 403(b) or 457 retirement plan, which is like a 401(k) for school employees, participants can make tax-deferred contributions from their salaries. Our local Financial Advisors make investing as easy as possible by helping employees figure out how much they should be saving each month and where to invest their money.
Learn about the Equitable Excellence Scholarship for High School Seniors!
Website: www.equitable.com/educators
Contact: Leslie N. Ogden, Regional Vice President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 412-956-3889

Fusion Employer Services

Profile: Fusion Employer Services is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). A partnership with Fusion allows private schools to focus on their students and mission by providing a trusted, one-stop shop for all Human Resources needs, including benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation. Fusion manages all aspects of employee administration so that our clients may allocate precious time and resources back into their educational goals. We are a boutique PEO and truly believe in putting the human touch in human resources. We do this by offering a customized approach for each client with a common foundation of excellent customer service.
Website: www.fusionemployerservices.com
Contact: Daniel Surtz, Owner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 609-896-5900

GDI Services Inc.
GDI understands the positive impact that a clean, healthy, and well maintained educational and learning environment has on your students, faculty, and staff’s productivity, performance, and well-being. It shapes the first impression that students, faculty, staff, and visitors have of your school-positively influencing their opinion and decision to attend or work at your school. As an education market specialist, GDI embraces the important role custodial services play at your campus and understand that your mission is to procure quality services from an innovative, strategic vendor with the highest value possible. GDI is the best service provider to help you achieve your mission.
Website: www.gdi.com
Contact: Walter Roscoe, Business Development Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-212-1202

The Haverford Trust Company

Profile: The Haverford Trust Company was founded in 1979 on Philadelphia’s landmark Rittenhouse Square. Since our founding, one thing has remained unchanged… our commitment to quality. Haverford has prospered for more than 40 years in a finance industry dominated by giants through our passion and adaptability. With more than 100 employees and over $13.4 billion in assets as of 7/31/2021, our size is our advantage. We get to know you and your needs at every level. You may speak with anyone, at any level of the organization, at any time. Our size allows us to be flexible and move with agility to address your individual investment needs. But we have never lost focus on the essentials: the Quality Investing philosophy that provides our clients with the right mix of stability and growth across the market cycle. And we never will. 
Website: www.haverfordquality.com
Contact: Jeffrey M. Bagley, CFA, Vice President, Senior Research Analyst & Portfolio Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-995-8715

Independent School Chairpersons Association
ISCA's mission is to support independent school board chairs in becoming effective governance leaders of their boards. ISCA accomplishes this by offering education, training, resources, mentoring and peer networking opportunities.
Website: www.iscachairs.org
Contact: Bethany Di Napoli, Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 401-216-8079

Lookout Management Inc.

Profile: LMI conducts constituent surveys for independent schools, studying all major groups -- parents, students, alumni, and faculty. We’ve prepared over 400 customized constituent surveys for more than 100 independent schools across North America and internationally.
Website: www.lookoutmanagement.com
Contact: Kevin Graham, BA MBA, President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-281-3400

Metz Culinary Management

Profile: Metz is a leader in nutrition by instituting programs that enhance the well-being of students, faculty and staff at K-12 facilities, independent schools and higher education institutions. M
enus are conceived to introduce, develop and enhance healthy eating habits that emphasize nutritional education for children of all ages as well as instructors and staff.
Unlike other foodservice management companies, we are a step ahead of dining and nutrition trends. We constantly adapt our operations, menus, environments and marketing strategies to meet the needs of your guests as well as your organization.
Website: www.metzculinary.com
Contact: John E. Geronimo, Vice President Sales

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 724-312-6758

Profile: From the way you recruit people to the way you coach, develop, pay and retain them, Paycor’s human capital management (HCM) software helps leaders get out of the weeds and create great places to work. With a single source of truth for all employee data, you’ll never have to switch platforms, log-in to multiple systems, re-key information or open multiple spreadsheets. Paycor customers rave about how much time they save using our modern, flexible HCM software.
Website: www.paycor.com
Contact: Ryan Ruffing, Principal Education Consultant

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 513-502-4888


Profile: Paymerang provides streamlined invoice and payment automation solutions that bring Accounts Payable (AP) departments into the modern age. Paymerang's solutions save AP departments hundreds of hours annually, enhance visibility, increase accuracy, improve efficiency, and earn rebates while reducing paper, fraud risks, and operating costs.
Website: www.paymerang.com
Contact: Saman Aghaebrahim, Account Executive, Strategic Partnerships
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 804-405-9309

Promenet Inc.

Profile: Promenet Inc. is a premier provider of IT consultation, network integration, and managed services. We help our clients design, update, and maintain their IT infrastructures. Our team of technology experts have a compelling history helping our clients’ networks run at peak efficiency. With decades of experience in educational services, we have longstanding clients in independent K-12 and higher education throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We have a “customer for life” philosophy, and see ourselves as stakeholders in our clients’ pursuit of meeting their organizational objectives. We partner with clients to ensure that our solutions not only meet their immediate needs, but also align with their plans for the future.
Website: www.promenet.com
Contact: Michael Randazza, Senior Business Development Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 646-595-6645
CLICK HERE for the Promenet Webinar Recording: Cybersecurity Check: Is Your School Prepared?


Profile: Stifel's independent school finance group serves the strategic financing needs of independent schools across the nation. We serve as financial advisor or investment banker on both bank-based and public market financings.
Website: www.stifelinstitutional.com/capabilities/public-finance/non-profit-education/
Contact: Dev Talvadkar, Managing Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-941-2438

Tuition EP

Profile: Tuition Education Platform (TEP) is a tech company that has a heart for education. Created for organizations is a user-friendly app that offers a simple payment solution for parents, communities, and staff. Collect payments conveniently and securely for your school, club or organization.
Website: www.tuitionep.com
Contact: Orlando Lugo, Chief Operating Officer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 813-334-0375

Yay Lunch!

Profile: Yay Lunch makes it easy for kids to have the best lunch possible. With a menu full of craveable + healthy meals made fresh every day, an easy-to-use online ordering platform, and a full-service admin team, parents can skip packing and schools can enhance learning. Easy for parents, tasty for kids, free for schools.
Website: www.yaylunch.com
Contact: Anthony Valente, Partnership Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 267-332-4731


Ad Mechanics

Profile: Recruitment Marketing Agency that supports schools' hirings and admissions needs.
Website: www.admechanics.com
Contact: Julie Ganter, Account Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-262-5183


Profile: Graham-Pelton is the fundraising consulting firm chosen by leading independent schools worldwide. Our mission is to elevate philanthropy so nonprofits can flourish.
Website: www.grahampelton.com
Contact: Katie Rozycki, Senior Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-608-7955

Hive & Thrive

Profile: At Hive & Thrive, we are focused on building the communication and mindful listening skills of educators and administrators, as well as helping schools to change belief systems that are preventing them from moving forward to align with their mission. We are executive coaches and positive psychology practitioners, and embrace the values of both Eastern philosophy and Western science.
Website: www.hive-thrive.com
Contact: Heather Riley, Co-Founder
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-937-0384

Profile: ISM believes in strategically partnering with all private-independent schools. We aim to enrich your culture with mission-appropriate student and employee coverages, and enhance your administrative practices with our renowned theory. With employee benefits, student benefits, risk management products, and directors and officers coverage, you can feel confident that you’re protecting your school community and bottom line. Visit isminc.com/insurance to learn more. 
Website: www.isminc.com
Contact: ISM’s School Success Team
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 303-656-4944

McLane Middleton
Profile: McLane Middleton offers multidisciplinary depth and knowledge in all facets of education law. The firm’s education law practice group represents K-12 independent schools and colleges, and provides consultation and training services to schools and school associations nationwide and internationally.
Website: www.mclane.com
Contact: Susan Schorr, Vice Chair. Education Law Practice Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 857-305-1960


Profile: SpeakUp! is a nonprofit that partners with middle and high schools in the Greater Philadelphia Area. We train and coach schools to use our youth-driven, experiential, intergenerational program to change their culture of communication. We assist school communities in developing their capacity to help young people build positive relationships with trusted adults where they can be their authentic selves, speak up, and ask for help.
Website: www.speakup.org
Contact: Martie Bernicker, Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-519-9600 x101

Vector Solutions
Profile: We help school and district leaders address many complex issues through our user-friendly, online K-12 education technology solutions. Our award-winning school management software will help you cost-effectively and efficiently manage your Training and Professional Growth, Facilities and Operations, and Safety and Risk Management needs, district-wide. Our subscription-based K-12 education software programs are proven to help busy administrators save time and money, but most importantly, they can help make your schools even safer and more effective for students, staff, and parents.
Website: www.vectorsolutions.com
Contact: Justin Moore, Director of Sales, K-12
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 513-792-3940

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