Capital Giving

Building for the Future

When our founders began the daunting task of creating a bold, new school for the children of Baton Rouge, they established three pillars of purpose—academics, arts, and athletics—all resting upon a foundational faith in Jesus Christ. Their dreams formed the vision behind our continued mission to educate minds and hearts for Christ.

Under the direction of our board of trustees, our capital campaign builds on our founder's vision as we seek to raise funds for special campus projects that will help us enhance our facilities and expand our program offerings in all areas. Execution of these projects will not begin until the funds to build them have been raised. Please contact Kelly DeRossette to learn more about our capital projects, naming opportunities, and how you can be a part of building Dunham's future.

All capital donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Kelly DeRossette

Director of Development

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Employed at Dunham since
Undergraduate Degree
Louisiana State University, 2007
Masters Degree
Louisiana State University, 2009
Doctorate Degree
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2016 NAADD Diversity Initiative Award
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Kelly DeRossette
Director of Development
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Current Capital Projects

Science Center Phase II

Fundraising Goal: $500,000
Currently Pledged: $142,500

Our science center renovation plan began in 2019 updates to the chemistry and biology classrooms located in the Carpenter-Randall Science Center. Phase II of the project will complete the renovation of the five remaining science classrooms and add enhancements that complement our robust STEM program.

Lower School Playground Complex

Fundraising Goal: $500,000
Currently Pledged: $616,000

The proposed playground project will update the existing playground built in 2007. In addition to enhancing playground spaces, the project will facilitate the expansion of our physical education program with the new equipment, turf fields, multiple shaded areas, and a dedicated sensory area.

Football Complex and Practice Field Update

Fundraising Goal: $1,000,000
Currently Pledged: $110,000

Renovations to the Dunham Stadium will include a new entrance with a ticket office, concessions, and restrooms, new lighting, and a new sound system. This project also includes the addition of turf on a practice field used by our athletic teams and physical education classes.

We can't wait to welcome you!