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.
"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
of DA Fund Dollars Support Faculty Salaries & Benefits
of Faculty & Staff Support the DA Fund
Donors Supported '17–'18 DA Fund
of Parents Support the DA Fund