Durham Academy Fund

The Durham Academy Fund is the most important fundraising priority at Durham Academy. It helps bridge the gap between tuition income and the cost of operating the school. Unrestricted giving to the Durham Academy Fund is put to use immediately and supports many programs that make Durham Academy extraordinary. Your gift to the Durham Academy Fund is a direct investment in the following:

  • superb academics and a premier faculty
  • vibrant visual and performing arts
  • competitive athletics
  • financial aid for talented and deserving students
  • cutting-edge technology
  • strong experiential education

Because every student benefits from these dollars, we hope every parent will support the Durham Academy Fund to the extent they are able. You can make a credit card donation online or by contacting Chris Mark, director of annual giving, via email or at 919-287-1707.

Durham Academy Fund Leadership Giving

The success of the Durham Academy Fund depends on gifts above and beyond the average level of giving. Leadership gifts provided 72 percent of total dollars raised in 2017–2018.

In recognition of those parents, alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends who make especially generous contributions to the DA Fund, Durham Academy offers annual membership in special giving clubs. 

Leadership Giving 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 

Diamond Society
DA recognizes its most generous donors with membership in the Diamond Society. Membership begins with a gift of $7,500 or more. Donors are honored at an annual dinner.

Cavalier Circle
Donors at the level of $2,500 and above are members of the Cavalier Circle and are honored at an annual reception.

Alumni Campaign

Gifts of all sizes help us reach our goal. Alumni who give $500 or more or who give for three consecutive years are recognized as leadership donors. Alumni leadership donors will be honored at a spring reception.

Thank you for your support! 

Contact the Development Office

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

Chris Mark
Director of the Durham Academy Fund
919-489-6569 x6147

Durham Academy Development Office
3601 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705

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