Considering a gift to Dunn? We hope this page answers all your questions.
If you'd like to talk about supporting Dunn, please don't hesitate to contact us at 805-686-0615.
What does the Dunn Annual Fund pay for?
The Annual Fund this year - as always - will support the core educational programs that immediately and directly impact our children: technology, classroom and facility upgrades, college counseling services, library resources, athletic equipment, financial aid, faculty excellence, and a host of other programs.
Why does Dunn School have to raise funds every year?
Because tuition only covers 90% of Dunn School's annual operating budget, we rely on Dunn Annual Fund gifts from parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, Trustees, faculty/staff and friends of the school to cover the operating "gap."
How much should I give?
We ask all members of Dunn School's community to give as generously as they are able. Your gifts make a difference in our children's lives, and affirm that you value Dunn School's personalized approach to educating the whole child.
What area should I give to?
We urge you to consider making an unrestricted gift. Unrestricted donations give Dunn School invaluable strength and flexibility to address funding priorities as needs arise. However, you may restrict your gift to an initiative that is meaningful to you, including: technology, financial aid, college counseling services, or other programs.
What's the difference between an annual fund gift and a capital or endowment gift?
A capital gift is normally a major gift ($100,000+) that goes toward projects like new buildings. A gift to endowment provides a long-term investment in scholarships, faculty excellence, or other endowed funds. Annual fund gifts go to work immediately to provide budget-relieving support to Dunn School's current operations.
What are my tax benefits of giving?
All gifts to the Dunn Annual Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Additional tax benefits may be realized through gifts of stock, real estate or other assets.
How will I be recognized?
All donors are gratefully acknowledged in Dunn School's Annual Report. Giving circles are as follows:
|Head of School ||$25,000+|
|Foundation||Up to $999|
Who can I call if I have more questions?
Please call the Development Office at 805-686-0615, or email email@example.com.