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The Advancement Office

Independent schools in the U.S. owe their very existence to many generous donors who, over the generations, have built their facilities and established their endowments. Independent schools like Dunn School rely heavily upon philanthropy for both capital and operating support.

It is often surprising to learn that tuition and fees do not cover the expense of running a school. If the tuition at an independent school were set to cover all expenses (building, maintenance, and academics included) most families would find the cost unaffordable. It is through tax-deductible, charitable contributions that Dunn School is able to balance the annual budget. The primary goal for the Advancement Office is participation by all families.