Questions About Giving

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 805-686-0654.

What does The Dunn Fund pay for?

The Dunn Fund this year - as always - will support financial aid, educational programs and student enrichments.

How much should I give?

We ask you to give as generously as you are able. Your gift makes a difference!

What area should I give to?

We urge you to consider an unrestricted gift. Unrestricted donations give Dunn strength and flexibility to address funding priorities as needs arise. However, you may restrict your gift to a specific initiative.

What's the difference between a gift to The Dunn Fund, 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 giving to The Dunn Fund goes to work immediately to provide programmatic excellence to students.

What are my tax benefits of giving?

All gifts to The Dunn 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's Annual Report. Giving circles are as follows:

Gift CircleAmount
Head of School  $25,000+
Red Barn$5,000+
FoundationUp to $999

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Please call the Development Office at 805-686-0654, or email