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.

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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


Given to '17–'18 DA Fund


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of Faculty & Staff Support the DA Fund


Donors Supported '17–'18 DA Fund


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Thank you for supporting Durham Academy during these unprecedented times!

Leadership Levels

Diamond Society

$20,000 and above

Cavalier Circle



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