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Endowment and Other Funds

The power of Dana Hall’s endowment is intrinsically tied to the strength of the School's future. Endowment gifts — donations of cash, securities, and/or real property — are invested. The School spends only a small amount of the endowment’s earnings (approximately 4 percent) each year, so you can be assured that the value of your gift also will increase over time, benefiting Dana Hall long into the future.

Dana Hall has several named and restricted endowed funds, with a selection featured here. Contact Chief Advancement Officer Christie Baskett at (781) 489-1371 for more information.


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The BIPOC Endowed Scholarship Fund

The BIPOC Endowed Scholarship Fund, established with a gift from an alumna who is also a trustee and past parent, is intended to provide a permanent source of scholarship funding for Dana Hall School. Income from the endowment will be used to provide a boarding scholarship to a deserving student who is BIPOC (Black, indigenous or person of color), preferably from outside Massachusetts.

Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Class of 1955 to honor their classmates who have passed away.

Financial Aid Endowment Fund

This fund provides a permanent source of scholarship funding for Dana Hall School students.

Arielle Da Costa ’07 Memorial Fund

Established in 2009 to honor the memory of Arielle Da Costa ’07, this fund provides financial assistance for students who wish to participate in Dana Hall’s travel programs and have financial need.


Established in 2017 by a group of Dana Hall friends from the Classes of 1977 and 1978 (Middle-Age Dana Alums, Meeting, Eating & Sharing), this fund removes financial barriers and provides the means for girls who are accepted to take part in the Dana Hall boarding experience. 

SHADES Alumnx Endowed Fund for Racial Equity Programming

The SHADES Alumnx Chapter, a support and advocacy group for BIPOC alums, parents, and trustees, created The SHADES Alumnx Endowed Fund for Racial Equity Programming to provide a permanent source of funding for Dana Hall’s racial equity programming.

Lucy R. Sprague ’84 Performing Arts Fund

Established in 1998 to honor the memory of Lucy Sprague ’84 and her love of theater, the income from this fund is used to bring high-caliber professional theater and theater professionals to the campus, and assists to expand creative options for student productions.

Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Fund

Established in 2014 to support the staff and programs of the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center, including clinics and outside professional staff.