The greatest learning institutions are constantly evolving to meet the expectations of their students and faculty. DSHA’s ongoing challenge is to look ahead - we cannot simply sit back and applaud our past success. We must continue our commitment to academic excellence by:
- providing professional development experiences for our faculty and staff
- offering competitive compensation to attract and retain the best teachers
- funding scholarships to attract the finest students
Donors who invest in the DSHA endowment are investing in the excellence of DSHA today, tomorrow and for future generations of young women seeking a rigorous college preparatory education in a Catholic, all female high school.
What is an endowment?
An endowment is a permanent "trust" account established by a donor. It is based on an initial gift that in turn provides annual income earnings generated by investment of the principal. The gift from the donor is deposited by DSHA into a special account. The endowment principal earns investment income to benefit the school. Endowed funds provide financial resources to DSHA in perpetuity. DSHA has fiduciary responsibility for the management of endowed funds. Formal investment and spending policies enacted by the DSHA Board of Directors provide for both growth of earned income and allocation of funds for expenditures of the school.
How you can help
By supporting these important causes, you are sharing the same passion that our teachers share with our students every day, and you are preserving the integrity of the DSHA diploma. For more information on how you can help, contact AnneMarie Duveneck.