Annual Fund

The Dawson Annual Fund supports all aspects of the student experience at Dawson today. By design, tuition only covers 85% of the cost of educating a Dawson student. The Annual Fund helps close the gap - and is 100% tax deductible.

Impact: Annual Fund 2015-16

Last fall, we challenged the Dawson community to consider the reasons they support the Dawson Annual Fund, with hopes this reflection would spark a sentiment for someone who truly embodies all that makes Dawson special.   What we received were heartfelt testaments from current and past families, as well as our alumni, that truly exemplify Dawson’s impact.
As these testimonials and many others demonstrate, each gift has a story; the story of personal transformation, a special connection, or a newly discovered passion.  The Annual Fund fills the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Dawson education, providing all the things which make the Dawson experience so personal and unique.   This is the Dawson Impact.  

You make it possible through your support of the Annual Fund.

Matching Gifts

Your employer may offer a matching gift benefit, in which your donation to the Dawson Annual Fund may be doubled or tripled by your company’s additional contribution. This is a wonderful way to increase the impact of your gift and it is credited to your giving society membership. Ask your employer for information.

Annual Fund Background

The Annual Fund is the foundation of our fundraising efforts at Dawson. It supports all aspects of the student experience at Dawson, infusing each day with possibilities.

By design, tuition only covers 85 percent of the cost of educating a Dawson student: the Dawson Annual Fund helps make up the difference between the actual costs of educating each student and the tuition charged. Without it, Dawson would be a very different place. Alumni, trustees, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and faculty and staff are all invited to participate in the Annual Fund. All gifts to the Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible.

As you consider your support of the Annual Fund, we hope you will recognize the difference in the cost of a Dawson education and the value of a Dawson education.

Annual Fund Impact: 2012-13

2015-16 Annual Fund Leadership Team

Carol Powers, US Chair
Suzanne Deitsch, MS Chair
Julie Gionet, LS Chair

In Progress
$ Raised
Goal: $465,000 
Actual: $466,190
Goal: $475,000 
Actual: $500,385
Goal: $510,000
Actual: $565,000
As of Dec 31
Parent Participation % 76% 73% 82% 68%
Faculty/Staff Participation % 100% 100% 99% 98%