Building Excellence

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.

The Pillars of Purpose Campaign builds on our founders’ vision as we seek to raise the $13 million needed to fully fund the $31.7 million in campus improvements that have allowed us to grow our program offerings and enabled our students to excel in all areas—academically, artistically, and athletically.

From the state-of-the-art Lower School building, with bright, open spaces for learning and integrated technology, to the dream fulfilled in the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, where community worship remains at the heart of our campus, we can only marvel at what God has envisioned for our school. We ask that you prayerfully consider joining our commitment to the Pillars of Purpose Capital Campaign. With your help, we can keep Dunham leading the way in Baton Rouge when it comes to educating young minds and hearts.


We would welcome the opportunity to visit with you about this campaign. For more information, please contact Kelly DeRossette.

Kelly DeRossette

Director of Annual Giving & Constituent Relations

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Louisiana State University, 2007
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Louisiana State University, 2009
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2016 NAADD Diversity Initiative Award
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Kelly DeRossette
Director of Annual Giving & Constituent Relations
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“Dunham means the world to our family.  We hope that others will join us in supporting the Pillars of Purpose campaign so that the school can continue to educate students’ minds and shape their hearts for Christ so that they can grow into the outstanding men and women we know they can be.”
- Amy and Brad Dutruch, Pillars of Purpose Campaign Chairs

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