Every Gift. Every Cavalier. Every Day.

Durham Academy’s finances are strong; tuition revenues fund our core operations. But we are committed to more. Philanthropy is integral to our mission to provide students an education that prepares them to lead moral, happy, and productive lives.

Annual support from our community ensures we meet our near-term goals and fulfill long-term aspirations for every Cavalier. Every day.


"We believe that talented and dedicated teachers lie at the heart of the DA experience. Contributing to the Durham Academy Fund helps ensure that the school is able to maintain a faculty full of life-changers who will provide the very best education for our children, both now and into the future."

Delores and Eric Moore, P ’26 and P ’28

Giving Circles and Societies

Giving Circles

Philanthropy is integral to Durham Academy’s mission to provide students an education that prepares them to lead moral, happy and productive lives. Your gift ensures we meet near-term goals and fulfill long-term aspirations. We would be delighted for you to join one of our giving circles with an annual gift or multi-year pledge.










$500/ $250*

*Young Alumni ≤ 10 years post-graduation

Lifetime and Legacy Giving Societies

Commemorating the influence and vision of George Watts Hill, Frank Hawkins Kenan and Bess Pickard Boone, our Lifetime Giving Societies celebrate our most generous donors and honor the exceptional culture of philanthropy embraced by our community.



Planned Gifts


Given to '19–'20 DA Fund


of DA's Budget Supports Faculty Salaries & Benefits


of New Families Support the DA Fund


Donors Supported '19–'20 DA Fund


of Current Parents Support the DA Fund