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.



Dedication. It’s what sets us apart from other schools. Our faculty do not just teach, they inspire. Their dedication in and out of the classroom guides our students to achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world. This is Dawson dedication. The Annual Fund makes it possible.

Your gift to the Dawson Annual Fund makes this dedication a reality.  This year, you can dedicate your Annual Fund gift in honor of a former or current Dawson community member whose personal dedication inspires you. Your gift will still support great programs, faculty development, and financial assistance, all of which the Annual Fund makes possible. Only now you have an opportunity to dedicate your gift in honor of the reasons WHY you support the Dawson Annual Fund.

At Dawson, our dedication is personal, and now, so is your support. Please consider a gift to the Dawson Annual Fund today!

Support Dawson Dedication Through the 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 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.









As of 1/31/15

$ Raised

Goal: $465,000

Actual: $465,218

Goal: $465,000 

Actual: $466,190 

Goal: $475,000 

Actual: $500,385

 Goal: $510,000

Actual: $445,000

Parent Participation %

72%   76%  73% 68% 

Faculty/Staff Participation %

 100%  100%  100% 99% 

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.


Annual Fund Impact: 2012-13