Annual Fund


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 a little more than 80 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. 

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.









As of 06/30/14

$ Raised

Goal: $465,000

Actual: $483,427

Goal: $465,000 

Actual: $465,218 

Goal: $465,000 

Actual: $466,190

 Goal: $475.00

Actual: $500,385

Parent Participation %

74%   72%  76% 73% 

Faculty/Staff Participation %

 100%  100%  100% 100% 

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‚Äôs 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.

What The Annual Fund Has Done in 2012-13