Annual Giving (FAQs)
If you would like to speak with a school official about supporting Dunn, please contact us at 805-686-0654.
- What is the Dunn Fund?
- What's the difference between an annual gift and a gift to a capital project or the endowment?
- How much should I give?
- What area should I give to?
- Can I include Dunn in my estate plans or arrange another kind of planned gift?
- What are the tax benefits of giving to Dunn School?
- Will my gift be made public?
- Who can I contact if I have more questions?
The Dunn Fund is the annual fundraising campaign that covers the School's expenses above and beyond what student tuition provides for. The monies raised for the Dunn Fund each year are applied to such areas as capital improvements, scholarships for deserving families, professional development for our teachers, enhancing technology, and special initiatives that improve the quality of education at Dunn. Gifts given for these purposes make an immediate impact and are used during the fiscal year in which they are given.
A capital gift goes toward projects like new buildings or other campus improvements. A gift to endowment provides a long-term investment in scholarships, faculty excellence, or other endowed funds. An annual gift (to the Dunn fund) goes to work immediately to provide for the personalized approach to education that makes Dunn School so special.
We urge you to consider a gift with "no strings attached." Such unrestricted donations give the leaders at Dunn the flexibility to address the most urgent funding priorities as needs arise. However, if you have a particular passion—such as academics, scholarships, athletics or the arts—then you may restrict your gift for a specific purpose.