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.
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 Fund for Denver Academy 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.
Gifts to the Fund for Denver Academy 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.
The Fund for Denver Academy is a yearly fundraising campaign supported by parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, friends, and our faculty, staff, and board members. The Fund provides unrestricted dollars for DA’s current fiscal year operating expenses.
Gifts to the Fund are voluntary and appreciated at every giving level. Parent participation expresses a commitment to the transformative educational experience of each of our students. Every gift is important to reaching the Fund goal each year.
Our school’s ability to attract outside funding from foundations and corporations is impacted by parent participation in the 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).
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.
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.
Denver Academy is a private school for diverse learners in grades 1-12, located in Denver, CO. DAinspires and empowers diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.