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Annual Fund

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Annual Fund?

    A robust Annual Fund supports day-to-day operational expenses. Dalton’s Annual Fund depends on your loyalty year after year and counts on high parent and alumni participation. These unrestricted, tax-deductible gifts are an immediate, tangible investment in the daily life of students and are a crucial complement to our tuition revenue and endowment. The Annual Fund is essential to attract and retain an outstanding faculty; help provide financial assistance and scholarships; support new, exciting curricula, programming, technological innovations…and much more! 
  • Why is Annual Fund Participation important?

    Every member of the extended community is asked to support Dalton’s Annual Fund each year. We aim for 100% participation from current families, alumni, faculty/staff, and trustees. High participation demonstrates our community’s strength and shared commitment to our students and is vital to the School’s efforts to attract gifts and grants from foundations, corporations and other individuals. Dalton’s tradition of partnership with our community members is key to our success.
  • I’d also like to support Dalton’s Centennial Campaign and Centennial Benefit, how do I prioritize?

    When planning your philanthropic support of Dalton, we ask that you make your Annual Fund gift first, before considering gifts to other fundraising initiatives, such as Dalton’s Centennial Campaign and Centennial Benefit (April 18, 2019, Jazz at Lincoln Center).
  • How much should I contribute?

    Dalton is grateful for the generosity of all of our donors. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, is valued. 

Leadership

21st Century Society >>  $50,000 & Up
Leadership Society >>  $25,000-49,000
Benefactors Society >>  $15,000-24,999
Founders Society >>  $10,000-14,999
Head of School’s Society >> $5,000-9,999

Honor Roll

Daltonian >> $2,500-4,999
Blue & White >> $1,250-2,499
Tiger >> $500-1,249
Friend >> $499 and under

Young Alumni '08-'18

Go Forth Unafraid Club >>  $250 and above


Celebrate Dalton's 100th

Your gift to Dalton’s Annual Fund 2018-2019 helps prepare students to go forth unafraid ready for future challenges and opportunities. 

We appreciate your tax-deductible contribution by check, credit card or securities. Dalton’s fiscal year ends on June 30, 2019.

To make your gift, please use the enclosed postage-paid envelope or donate online at www.dalton.org/makeagift.

For more information about the Annual Fund, visit www.dalton.org/giving or contact Colleen Grimes, Director of the Annual Fund, 212-423-5458 or cgrimes@dalton.org.    
Thank you!

The Dalton School
108 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128

Who's That Waving?

Say hello to Flat Ivan the Tiger! Based on Flat Stanley, a children’s book written in the 1960s about a boy who becomes flat and is mailed around the world, Flat Ivan is part of this year’s Centennial celebration. Named in memory of the late Chief Engineer Ivan Arteschene, who worked at Dalton from 1961-2010, Dalton’s athletics mascot is frequently spotted at Dalton sporting events cheering for our teams. Download artwork for #FlatIvan at www.dalton.org/flativan; take selfies with Flat Ivan when you’re out and about, upload them on www.dalton.org/flativan, or share them on social media using #FlatIvan.

Illustration of Flat Ivan
by April Kim Tonin '88, P '22