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Gifts to the school are vital to support the outstanding academic traditions that make The Pine School exceptional. Very few, if any, private independent schools, colleges or universities meet full operational costs with tuition alone.

The generosity of our parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni and friends provide the means for the continued pursuit of excellence in the arts, athletics and faculty development.

Through our development efforts we work to create partnerships that will advance the mission of our fine school. We are confident that you will find no better investment than that of the education of a child.

Meet The Development Team

John Boyer is the Director of Development. In this role, John oversees all of the school's fundraising and parent volunteer efforts.  John came to The Pine School from Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as the Director of Development at Oak Hill School for seven years. Prior to his career in independent school advancement, John worked for eight years in Washington, DC, directing the government affairs for a public policy organization.  John has his undergraduate degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a master’s degree from the George Washington University in our nation's capital.  Aside from working at Pine, John's passions are cooking, reading, following politics and global affairs, and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, his twin two-year-old children, Jack and Salley, and his dog, Tucker.   

Tara Martin is the Associate Director of Development. In this role, Tara works alongside the Director of Development in overseeing all of the school's fundraising and parent volunteer efforts, as well as planning and coordinating various fundraising events such as the annual Evening of Celebration. Tara has her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and began her career after college as a Public Relation's Specialist for a non-profit organization affiliated with The United Way of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Tara started her career at The Pine School as the Assistant to the Athletic Department, after being home for a few years to raise her two young children who now attend The Pine School. Aside from working at Pine, some of Tara's passions are spending time with her husband of almost 14 years, Brent, and their two boys, Chase and Austin.

To get in touch with either of them:

Development Team
John Boyer (

Tara Martin (

Development Office: 772.675.7005


Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your employer if this benefit is available to you. If your company offers a matching gift, please contact the development office at:

The Pine School
Development Office
12350 SE Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455