Dawson Endowment

    • Investing in Dawson's Future


T H E   D A W S O N   E N D O W M E N T
Dawson boasts a superior academic program, outstanding and dedicated faculty, small classes, partnership with families, community service, respectful school culture and excellence in athletics and the arts.

"The best thing about Dawson was that we had the opportunity to get out of the classroom and into nature. My teacher and whitewater slalom racing coach, Nate Lord, helped grow my love for rivers and paddling. I never guessed I would have turned this hobby, this love of rivers, into a profession. That is why I do what I do…because of him."
~ Dawson Graduate

Dawson’s accomplishments would not have been possible without the dedication of its students, parents, faculty, administration, Board of Trustees and the community – a collaboration that has put the fundamentals in place. Now, Dawson is committed to building an endowment fund and blazing the trail into its future.

Income from these endowments pay a significant portion of the school’s operating costs, relieving the pressure to increase tuition as well as providing opportunities for their students. Without an endowment, Dawson is at a disadvantage.

For Dawson to sustain excellence and maintain its position among the leading college preparatory schools, an investment must be made in the faculty, students and our vision.

The Dawson Endowment will allow Dawson to rely on the annual income from permanently invested funds, relieving pressure on tuition and the Dawson Annual Fund. To be competitive with the leading college preparatory schools, Dawson must

* Continue to create innovative programs,
* Attract exceptional, motivated, and naturally curious students, regardless of financial need, and
* Recruit, reward, and retain the most talented and experienced teachers.

Funds contributed to the endowment campaign will provide Dawson with resources to ensure faculty, student and academic excellence. Gifts to the campaign will help immediately as well as create a fund for the future.

T H E   D A W S O N   E N D O W M E N T

Your support is essential. Our goal is $4,000,000. Please consider making an investment in future students, faculty, and families that will ensure Dawson’s legacy.

Contributions to the Dawson Endowment should complement rather than replace your gifts to the Dawson Annual Fund.
For more information, please contact:


Legacy Society

Alexander Dawson Foundation


BACCA Foundation

Founders Club 

Mario P. and Bianca C. Borini Foundation, Inc.
Tim and Susan Borst
Sharon Brown
In Honor of Borst and Winsor Families
Charlie and Leann Sander
Dan and Hettie Sullivan
The Tucker Family 

Scholars Club

The Dulin Family
Caroline and Peter Coggan
Brian and Cindy Johnson

Faculty Club

Ronald and Lori Abramson
The Aleu Family
Jeffrey and Sarah Amirani
John and Stephanie Broman
Charles and Judith Goldman
Gafner Family Foundation
Gary and Sharon Koenig
Andrew and Becky Morley
John C. and Sally S. Morley Foundation
John O’Brien
The Sala Family
Maziar and Susy Shams
Nathan and Dana Thompson 

Dawson Club

Joseph and Joanne Borini
Luke Clemente and Marianne Castano
Greg and Staci Collins
Steve and Lesley DeFrees
John and Susie Hayes
Oz and Jeanne Gutsche
Jeffrey and Kim Leeper
William and Lizanne Ury

Mustang Club

Alex Gury ‘97
Skip and Elise Miller
George and Shannon Moore
Greg and Leah Rinard
Farrow and Grace Smith
Mike and Marie Stears

Blue and White Club

Jesse and Maria Aweida
Jeff Heyman and Jane McConnell
Gary and Karen Joiner 

1970 Club

Tim and Kay Hartrick
Walter and Christina Hinton
John and Kathleen Litchfield
Jim and Doyen Mitchell
Robert and Sally Smith


Robert Broman  ‘09
Shelley Broman ‘11
Edgar Chavarria and Guillermina Perez
Christian and Sandy Hartgens
Bertil and Dorothy Lager