Giving

Durham Academy is fortunate to have a wonderful tradition of philanthropy from parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends. This commitment to our school allows for the continued excellence and achievement that is the hallmark of a DA education.

Like nearly every independent school across the country, Durham Academy relies on annual fund gifts, endowment funds and capital campaigns to supplement tuition, bolster the financial aid program, operate the school and support construction and renovation projects. Donations are crucial to the ongoing academic and financial health of the school.
 

Support the DA Fund

The DA Fund supports every student and every teacher every day.

Major & Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are a meaningful way to provide support for future students.

Make a Gift of Stock

Donors may avoid capital gains taxes by transferring stock directly to DA.

"I think that part of being in an independent school community is about paying it forward. You're investing in the future of the institution perhaps beyond where your own children will experience that future because someone did it for you. And that has to be the philosophy of independent schools because it does take the community to improve the schools."

Lauren Whitehurst, parent

$1.2M

Given to '17–'18 DA Fund

62%

of DA Fund Dollars Support Faculty Salaries & Benefits

95%

of Faculty & Staff Support the DA Fund

1,528

Donors Supported '17–'18 DA Fund

86%

of Parents Support the DA Fund

 

Leadership Levels

Diamond Society

$20,000 and above
$10,000–$19,999
$7,500–$9,999

Cavalier Circle

$5,000–$7,499
$2,500–$4,999

$1,500–$2,499

Learn More About DA Fund Leadership Giving