Parents Association & Parents Council

The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.

The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.

Parents Bulletin Board

Join the #DAGivingDay Effort to Reach 1,000 Gifts
Posted 02/28/2019 02:09PM

Tuesday, March 5, marks Durham Academy's largest single-day fundraising effort, DA Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event where everyone in the DA community — parents, teachers, staff, grandparents, alumni and parents of alumni — come together to support the school through gifts to the Durham Academy Fund.

Our goal for the day is 1,000 donations from parents, alumni, faculty/staff, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends. One thousand gifts will unlock a $20,000 challenge gift! Success is about participation — every gift, no matter the size, counts in the race to reach 1,000.

Visit to see a full list of the matching gifts that can increase the impact of your donation on March 5.

All gifts benefit the DA Fund, which enables the school to say yes to teachers’ and students’ great ideas and support innovative teaching and learning. 

How can you support DA Giving Day on March 5? It’s easy.

  1. Visit and make a gift of any size.

  2. Tell your friends to do the same.

  3. Spread the word — like, comment and share DA’s social media posts or create your own! Add the Giving Day Facebook frame (click to update your profile photo, click “Add Frame,” and type “DA Giving Day”) to your profile picture to show your support! Encourage friends to get into the game by creating their own matching gift or challenge with one click.

Here’s a Dropbox folder with a how-to guide, graphics or templates you might need to show your support on social media.

This year, participating in Giving Day will be easier than ever — DA will be using a texting app so you can participate wherever you are! DA volunteers will send one text asking permission to send you the link to make a gift, and one text with the link when you reply. You have the ability to opt out by simply replying Stop.

Check in on the campaign’s progress throughout the day at

Your support will make impact the lives of every teacher, every student, every day. Make a gift, and make a difference!

Parent Events
  • March 2019
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
    • ThuApr18 Parents Association General Membership Meeting 8:15 AMBrumley Performing Arts Building
    • WedApr24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • May 2019
    • WedMay22 Parents Council Luncheon and Meeting Brumley Performing Arts Building (Lower School)
    • FriMay24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
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