Endowment

General Funds

George Watts Hill Foundation

George Watts Hill established this foundation for the ongoing benefit of three organizations, including Durham Academy and The Hill Center. At his death in 1993, approximately $2 million was added to the foundation. The annual income from the foundation to Durham Academy is used for unrestricted operating expenses. The foundation is an irrevocable charitable trust managed by SunTrust.

The Flagler Endowment Fund

This fund was established by the Kenan family for capital and maintenance needs of Upper School facilities.

Ann McCulloch Hill Middle School Library Fund

This fund was established in 1975 with a bequest of $50,000 from Ann McCulloch Hill’s estate and gifts from friends. The interest income from this fund is used to support the Middle School library.

Frank Hawkins Kenan Medal

This award was established in 1998 by Betty Kenan in memory of her husband, Frank Hawkins Kenan, a lifetime trustee of Durham Academy. The medal is presented annually to a member of the senior class who demonstrates leadership and outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and the fine arts. Interest income from this fund supports the operating needs of the school.

Sarah Graham Kenan Endowment Fund

This fund was established in the early 1970s by the Kenan family and comprises the largest portion of the Durham Academy endowment.

Kurt F. Meyer ’77 Senior Athlete Memorial Fund and Award

This award was established in 1998 with gifts from family and friends of Kurt F. Meyer, Class of 1977. The award recognizes the male and female athletes in the senior class who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence, dedication and accomplishment in athletics at Durham Academy. The recipients have competed in at least two sports during their careers and have contributed significantly to the athletic program and to the school through their commitment and athletic accomplishments. In addition, the recipients have represented Durham Academy with the highest standards in leadership and sportsmanship.

Elizabeth Adams Old Senior Award

In 1980 the Old family established this award in honor of Elizabeth Adams Old ’80, to be given annually to a member of the senior class who demonstrates the highest degree of character, leadership, academic and athletic accomplishment and extra-curricular participation. Interest income from this fund is used for the operating needs of the school.

Parents Association Endowment Fund

This unrestricted endowment fund was established in 1997 with a gift of $25,000 from the Parents Association.

Angela Elaine Appel Visual Art Memorial Fund and Award

Evan Appel ’76 and Jon Appel ’80 established this award in 2009 to recognize an outstanding student, who through their talent, dedication and joy in sharing the visual arts carries on the memory of their mother, Angela Elaine Appel, in the DA community. Interest income from the fund supports the visual art program.

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Contact the Development Office

Leslie Holdsworth
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
919-489-6569 x6148 


Chris Mark
Associate Director of Development and Director of Annual Giving
919-489-6569 x6147

Durham Academy Development Office
3601 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705
919-493-7363

An independent, coeducational day school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
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