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Each year, the generosity of Dalton parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends allows us to create exceptional opportunities and experiences for our students. Dalton welcomes your support to ensure ongoing excellence in developing intellectually independent, creative, and curious students. 

Every gift makes a difference. Click on the appropriate button to the right to make your online gift or pledge payment.

Thank you for supporting Dalton!

How You Can Help

List of 5 items.

  • Annual Fund

    Unrestricted, tax-deductible gifts are an immediate, tangible investment in our students’ daily lives and are a crucial complement to tuition revenue and endowment. The steadfast support of our community makes Dalton stronger by supporting everything from financial assistance to an innovative curriculum, from a favorite student organization to a beloved faculty member – and so much more!  For more information, please contact Colleen Grimes at cgrimes@dalton.org or 212-423-5458. 

    Leadership
    21st Century Society $50,000 and Above
    Leadership Society$25,000-49,999
    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 '11 - '21
    Go Forth Unafraid Club $250 and above
  • Spring Benefit

    Please join us for a fun celebration on Wednesday evening, April 6 to help support our School. Stay tuned for details! Questions? Please contact Director of Special Events Jessica Torres-Rosa at 212-423-5248, jtorres-rosa@dalton.org.
  • Senior Class Gift

    Each year, Senior Class parents are asked to make one meaningful, increased gift to Dalton that will be allocated 25% to the Senior Class gift and 75% to the Annual Fund. Selected by seniors, this one-time gift honors Dalton graduates while bestowing a meaningful legacy from the graduating class to the School. For more information, please contact Annual Fund Director Colleen Grimes at 212-423-5458, cgrimes@dalton.org.
  • Endowment

    Endowed funds support many priorities in our current Strategic Plan. The endowment forms the capital strength of the school by providing long-term stability and flexibility. Gifts to the endowment are permanent assets and give Dalton the power to respond to long-term needs. For more information about our endowed funding opportunities, please contact Campaign Director Hannah Cobin at 212-423-5316, hcobin@dalton.org.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives Fund

    Created in Fall 2020 with a focus on the student experience, this endowed fund will support the school’s goals to become an anti-racist and inclusive institution.

    For more information or to make a multi-year pledge contact the Advancement Office at giving@dalton.org.

FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. 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, pandemic-related expenses to keep our community safe…and much more!
  • Q. 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.
  • Q. I'd also like to support Dalton's Spring 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.
  • Q. How does Dalton's endowment support the school's fiscal wellbeing?

    The endowment forms the capital strength of the school by providing long-term stability and flexibility. Gifts to the endowment are permanent assets and give Dalton the power to respond to long-term needs. To learn more about our endowment and other designated funds, please contact giving@dalton.org.
  • Q. 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.
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