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The Dana Fund

The Dana Fund is the School’s working capital. Our operating budget depends on these donations to maintain Dana Hall’s academic vigor, teaching excellence, student financial support, new initiatives and inspiring environment. 

An unrestricted Dana Fund gift of any size directly and immediately impacts the life of every member of the Dana Hall community.

$11,080

Tuition Gap

Annual cost of one student's education not covered by tuition

24%

Financial Aid

Nearly a quarter of our students receive a financial aid grant

7%

Budget

The Dana Fund contributes 7% to the School's operating budget

Featured Dana Fund Initiatives

Reunion Giving

Dana Hall reunions present inspiring opportunities for alumnae to reconnect with classmates, reminisce about their Dana days, and engage with today’s school community. Even if you can't attend the festivities, supporting the Dana Fund is a way to honor your Reunion year and show your class spirit. Awards are presented at each Reunion to the classes that raise the highest total dollars and have the greatest giving participation. The friendly competition can be fierce! For more information, contact Pam Martin at (781) 489-1368.

Young Alumnae Giving Challenge

Every fall, the silver sisters in the 15 most recent graduating classes support their alma mater during the Young Alumnae Giving Challenge. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

In March, Dana Fund supporters have the opportunity to honor teachers and Dana Hall’s long tradition of exceptional educators. You can make a gift in honor or memory of a specific teacher, or just support general teaching excellence. For more information, contact Kari McPartland or (781) 489-1363.

Ring Color Participation Challenge

Alumnae can share their ring color pride — red, black or green* — by making a donation to the Dana Fund. Reunion, Young Alumnae Challenge, Teacher Appreciation or any Dana Fund gift will automatically be applied to the Ring Color Challenge, which runs from July 1 to June 30 annually. 

*The Class of 1981 will compete with the green ring color group.

Learn more about the Ring Color Challenge

Senior Parent Legacy Fund

Parents of the Senior Class can make meaningful Dana Funds gifts that honor their daughters and leave a lasting legacy as a group of parents/guardians. Parents may choose a designation that is important to their family, such as athletics, arts, financial aid, the equestrian center and supporting racial justice initiatives. The collective giving total of the parents of the seniors will be recognized and honored on a wall each year.