Support DA

Annual Fund

All in for Denver Academy!

  • Join faculty, staff, trustees, parents, grandparents, and alumni to nurture Denver Academy
  • Your gift supports specially trained teachers
  • Your gift helps each student grow academically
  • Most of all, your gift helps students enjoy a bright future full of possibilities
  • Gifts of all sizes make a difference
Please consider a gift that is meaningful and appropriate for your family. Donate today!

Giving Clubs

1972 SOCIETY

Wings of the Future, $10,000+
Founders Council, $5,000-$9,999
Headmaster’s Circle, $2,500-$4,900
Leadership Fellows, $1,500-$2,499
Blue and Green Club, $1,000-$1,499

DA PARTNERS

Ambassadors, $500-$999
Stewards, $250-$499
Friends of DA, $1-$249

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • How does Tuition Assistance fit into the fundraising picture?

    Every year, approximately one-third of our families rely on tuition assistance in order to afford a Denver Academy education. Funding for the DA Tuition Assistance Program comes from individual contributions, foundation grants, special events, endowment and the School’s operating budget.
  • Why don’t you increase tuition to cover operating expenses so you don’t have to worry about an Annual Fund?

    All independent schools, like Denver Academy, establish tuition on an annual basis and work hard to limit increases from year to year. Gifts to the Annual Fund help make tuition affordable to a wider range of students, bringing every student the many benefits of social and economic diversity. Gifts to the school are tax deductible and allow the school to keep tuition in line with the economy and costs.
  • My family is already paying tuition. How does my child benefit from a donation?

    Annual Fund gifts are applied across the budget, which means attracting and retaining talented teachers and staff, small classes, reading and math resources and exceptional offerings in everything from arts to athletics.
  • What is the Annual Fund? Why is it important to give?

    The Annual Fund is a yearly fundraising campaign supported by parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, friends, and our faculty, staff, and board members. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted dollars for DA’s current fiscal year operating expenses.
  • Are parents required to give a certain amount to the Annual Fund?

    Gifts to the Annual Fund are voluntary and appreciated at every giving level. Parent participation expresses commitment to the transformative educational experience of each of our students. Every gift is important to reaching the Annual Fund goal each year.
  • Why is the percentage of participation important?

    Our school’s ability to attract outside funding from foundations and corporations is impacted by parent participation in the Annual Fund. DA has a coordinated and strategic effort to acquire grants. We stand the best chance of receiving such support, today, and in the future, if funding organizations see a strong level of parent participation (75% and higher).
  • Are pledges accepted and when are they due?

    You can make a pledge to be paid at any time prior to the end of Denver Academy’s fiscal year, June 30. Payment can be made in installments with reminder notices sent according to your instructions. The easiest way to pay a pledge is by visiting our online giving page.
  • When should l make my Annual Fund gift?

    The earlier you send your gift, the earlier we can put it to work for your student(s).
  • Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone special?

    Yes, gifts can be made in honor or memory of someone – for example, a gift in honor of a teacher who has made a difference in a student's education, in celebration of your student or in memory of a loved one. If you wish, a notification letter will be mailed to the individual or family.
  • Does the Annual Fund accept gifts of stocks or securities?

    Denver Academy gratefully accepts gifts of appreciated assets, such as securities. A gift of appreciated stock often offers tax benefits to the donor. Follow these easy steps to make a stock transfer.
  • Are corporate matching gifts of value to DA?

    Yes, matching gifts add considerably to the Annual Fund. Click here to determine if your employer participates in a matching gifts program.

Contact Us

Questions? Just want to say hello? Email Karen Lozow, Director of Development.