Giving to the DSHA Annual Fund makes a difference in the education of every young woman attending our school. Each year, all members of the DSHA community are called upon to make an unrestricted, tax-deductible contribution. These gifts supply vitally important revenue for the day-to-day work of DSHA to achieve our mission of developing confident young women of faith, heart and intellect.
The goal for the 2016-2017 DSHA Annual Fund is to raise $860,413.
Your gift to the DSHA Annual Fund will support:
- Catholic beliefs and traditions
- Single gender expertise
- Talented teachers
- Whole-person educational philosophy
- Continuous improvement through professional development for faculty and staff
- Financial assistance for students with demonstrated need
- Exceptional extra-curricular offerings
Why does DSHA need unrestricted gifts to the DSHA Annual Fund?
Although tuition constitutes a majority of the school’s revenue, it covers just 75% of the actual cost of a DSHA education. Gifts to the DSHA Annual Fund provide the largest source of charitable income toward the education of our students. Meeting the goal of the DSHA Annual Fund is essential to the school's financial health and stability.
Who is asked to contribute to the DSHA Annual Fund?
Through in-person visits, telephone calls, letters and emails we ask all members of our community each year to make a gift to the DSHA Annual Fund. Our donors include all the members of the DSHA Board of Directors, faculty and staff, alumnae, parents of students and alumnae, grandparents and other friends of DSHA. Increasing individual support is key to providing necessary funds for the school to operate.
When should I make my gift?
The school runs on a fiscal year from July 1 – June 30. Gifts and pledges received earlier in the fiscal year allow the school to plan and prepare better for the next year. However, every gift received through June 30 will count toward the budgeted need for that year and will be recognized in DSHA’s annual report for that fiscal year.
How much should I give?
We ask you to consider a gift that is personally meaningful. Every gift is important to our success and will make a difference for our students. Each gift makes a bigger impact when more members of our community contribute. You can help by encouraging other members of the DSHA community to join you in contributing to the DSHA Annual Fund. Gifts of $1,000 or more are vital to our ability to achieve our mission.
DSHA Annual Fund Giving Levels
|Red and Gold Club
||up to $249