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Annual Fund: Immediate Needs

Whether our students are in-person or studying remotely, the Annual Fund is now more essential than ever. Here’s why:

Contributions to the Annual Fund support immediate operating needs in this historic moment where our community’s traditional operations have been challenged. As we safely increase in-person offerings across grades K-12, our community's continued generosity ensures both a robust digital platform and a safe, in-person education. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our community support has helped:
  • provide increased emergency financial assistance to Dalton families as our community navigates a difficult and unpredictable financial climate
  • defray increased technology expenses, such as training our faculty and staff to teach and work remotely and to provide additional technology needed for distance teaching and learning
  • retrofit our buildings to safely accommodate students, faculty, and staff for inclusive in-person supervision and innovative enrichment programs
We may not know when our entire community can safely be together again. But in the interim, an uninterrupted rigorous academic experience continues because of your loyal and consistent philanthropy.

Thank you to all our donors!

For more information, please contact Colleen Grimes at or 212-423-5458.  

Endowed Funds: Future Needs

Given the current environment, our priorities continue to be the Endowed Financial Assistance Fund and the Head of School Community Support Fund.
For more information or to make a multi-year pledge, please contact Campaign Director Hannah Cobin at or 212-423-5316.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives Fund

This endowed fund, created in Fall 2020 with a focus on the student experience, will support the school’s goals to become an anti-racist and inclusive institution including, but not limited to:
  • Increase college office engagement and programming for BIPOC students
  • Develop a Middle and High School buddy program to strengthen BIPOC student mentoring
  • Bring in speakers with expertise in DEI work for student and community-wide events
  • Provide funding for students to attend the annual NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference 
  • Develop training for faculty (e.g., facilitating conversations with students around race; facilitating student identity and affinity spaces)
  • Expand outreach to recruit faculty and staff candidates of color to better reflect our student body population and execute a training program for hiring managers to improve retention and explicitly address racism and unconscious bias in the hiring process
  • Design and pilot inclusion orientation training for new parents and families 
  • Provide professional development funding for faculty and staff to attend conferences and workshops related to DEI education and personal and professional growth 
  • Develop and execute DEI training and educational forums for administrative and volunteer leadership groups (e.g., the Board of Trustees, the Parent Association Executive Board, the Alumni Council)
You can support the DEI Initiatives Fund here.

For more information or to make a multi-year pledge contact Hannah Cobin at or 212-423-5316.
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