Support DA

Ways to Give

Denver Academy strives for excellence in educating and advocating for a diverse group of learners. Our generous community of parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, board members, alumni, and friends makes student success a reality. Thank you for your help in achieving this mission.

As an independent school, Denver Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and receives no federal, state, or local financial support from taxpayers. A DA education requires supplemental funds beyond tuition to provide the exceptional level of support that helps students thrive.   We rely on the time, talents, and financial contributions of every community member to help make each year a success for our students.

Annual Giving: The Fund for Denver Academy

Annual gifts to The Fund allow Denver Academy to direct dollars to the greatest need for the current school year from teacher salaries to WiFi.

You can make Annual Fund gifts any time and they are tax deductible.

  • Teacher salaries and benefits
  • Classroom resources and teaching tools
  • Educational technology and equipment
  • Continuing education for faculty
And so much more!

Performing Arts Center

Denver Academy’s Performing Arts Center is the final construction project of DA’s 50th anniversary Building on Excellence capital campaign started in 2016. The new center will shine a light on DA students' talents and passions.  

The Center is currently under construction and scheduled to host the first performance in the venue in early 2024. Thanks to our generous donors, we have almost met our goal. Help us raise the final dollars to get us to opening night.  

Planned Giving: The DA Legacy Society

Assets, such as cash, equity, or stocks that you document to give in the future or post-humously. Join those who have listed DA as a beneficiary in their will, living trust, or retirement account.

Planned gifts can be created at any time and at any age. They often only take a few minutes to set up.

A lasting legacy and the promise of a strong future for Denver Academy.

DA friends have also made planned gifts through required minimum donations from IRAs and other retirement vehicles. For our supporters over 70 ½, consider supporting DA’s mission and reducing your tax liabilities through a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). We would love to talk to you about this opportunity to make a difference for our students. Contact Director of Development Karen Lozow for more information.

Endowment Giving & Named Funds

The Denver Academy Endowment Fund provides long-term support for our school to ensure programmatic excellence, innovation, and sustainability. Scholarship Endowment Funds are also a vital resource for students who need tuition assistance to attend Denver Academy. If you would like information about endowment opportunities, contact Karen Lozow for details. 

Denver Academy Gala

Denver Academy’s annual gala fundraising event celebrates the community and supports DA’s Tuition Assistance Program. This annual event is held in the spring at a location to be announced each year. The gala benefits the Denver Academy Tuition Assistance Program which supports nearly 30 percent of students.

The Denver Academy community comes together for an evening that includes online and live auctions, as well as fantastic food and fun! Check back for information on the 2024 Gala coming soon. 

Current Parent

“Words can not express the difference DA has made for my son. Being at DA paved the way for his current confidence. We saw a light return that had been dimmed.” 

Current Parent

“The teachers are fantastic. Their level of support is so different from anything we experienced before. It made a big difference for us.”

Parent of Current Student

“Sam has found a world of support and a sense of accomplishment at DA. He openly talks about his dyslexia and his brain thinking a bit differently, and that being different is good in our world.”