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Durham Academy remains grateful to those families whose philanthropy was essential to building our foundation, and we thank in advance those families who will help to envision our next 80 years.


Total Giving in '21–'22


of New Families Made a Gift


in Gifts Matched by Employers


Raised for the DA Fund


Gap Between Tuition and the True Cost of a DA Education

We recognize the individuals who have offered gifts of time and treasure to Durham Academy.

Impact Report

Donors of all giving levels are recognized annually in the Durham Academy Impact Report. 

Lifetime & Legacy Giving Societies

Our Giving Societies were established to celebrate our most generous donors and honor the exceptional culture of philanthropy still embraced by our community today. Giving Society members are invited to a biannual dinner in their honor as well as other special events and programs throughout the year.  

1933 Legacy Giving Society

Celebrating DA’s founding as Calvert Method School, the 1933 Legacy Society honors donors who have made a gift to Durham Academy through philanthropic planning. Learn more about planned giving.

Bess Pickard Boone Society

Honoring the leadership of the headmistress of Durham Academy’s predecessor, Calvert Method School, the Bess Pickard Boone Society honors donors with cumulative giving of  $250,000 or more. 

Hill-Kenan Society

Commemorating the influence and vision of lifetime trustees George Watts Hill and  Frank  Hawkins Kenan, the Hill-Kenan Society honors donors with cumulative giving of  $1,000,000 or more.