Supporting Dunham

Advancing Our Mission

Thank you for your interest in supporting The Dunham School. Our mission is to provide students with an outstanding college preparatory education set in the framework of Christian instruction and example.  

As an independent school without financial support from any church or denomination, Dunham operates solely on tuition and gift income. Tuition dollars are allocated to meet the basic operational needs, but we rely on the generous support of our donors and the efforts of our amazing army of volunteers to transform a great education into an extraordinary one—one that prepares students to step forward as the next generation of leaders, scholars, and compassionate Christians.

We would be delighted to work with you in structuring gift opportunities that ensure your philanthropic goals are met while best supporting the needs of the school. Gifts may be made in a variety of ways including cash, credit card, matching gifts, or securities. Dunham is a 501(c)(3); all contributions made to the school are tax-deductible upon compliance with the Internal Revenue Code. If you would like to speak with a member of our advancement team regarding your gift, please contact Kelly DeRossette.

Kelly DeRossette

Director of Development

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In celebration of Dunham's 40th anniversary, we invite you to join our 40 for 40 giving initiative. As always, we are grateful for all contributions, and no gift is too small or too big.

How can you get involved?

  • Make a first-time gift of $40
  • Increase your annual gift by $40
  • Increase your annual gift by 40%
  • Increase your annual gift by a multiple of 40
Give or pledge now

Ways To Give

The Dunham Fund


The Dunham Fund is our annual giving fund that provides support in three key areas: Faculty, Scholarships and Financial Assistance, and the Area of Greatest Need. The Dunham Fund assists the school greatly each fiscal year, and we encourage donors to consider making a donation to this campaign each year. Learn more.

Capital Giving


Our capital giving campaign consists of special campus projects that will be executed as funds are raised. Contributions may be made outright or paid in installments. Learn more.



Gifts supporting Dunham's endowment secure the long-term financial sustainability of the school and enhance the education of our current and future students and faculty. Learn more.

Corporate Sponsorships


Our corporate sponsorship program gives local businesses an opportunity to partner with us in a way that provides brand exposure and positively impacts the Dunham community. Learn more.

Dunham Legacy Society


The Dunham Legacy Society is comprised of donors who have included Dunham in their estate plans. Bequests and other planned gifts have a lasting impact on the school. Learn more.

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors!

We can't wait to welcome you!