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Giving

Why We Give

Dana Hall’s faculty and staff members reached 98% participation in the 2013-14 Dana Fund. That’s the highest employee participation in the history of the School.
Every day, these talented educators demonstrate their commitment to excellence and to your daughters. Their show of support for the Dana Fund illustrates great pride in the School’s community and in each other.

ALICE HOLSTEIN P01, 04, UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

I support Dana Hall because I am grateful for the education my daughters received here. I support Dana Hall because it’s my pleasure to teach here. I support Dana Hall because it’s my responsibility, because education is expensive and young women are priceless.

ERIC GOODSON, UPPER SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT HEAD

I believe deeply in the mission of the School, in empowering young women to be leaders in a 21st century, globalized world, and I give to support that mission. But I also give because, in an age of increasing economic inequality, we have important work to do in providing opportunities to sharp young women of all economic stripes. Giving to the Dana Fund helps ensure that we give voice to young women of all socio-economic backgrounds.

MICHAEL WHITE, MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

I feel it is important to give back to Dana Hall, because the sense of community it provides has always been so warm and inviting to my family and me.  If I can help someone else enjoy this place the way that I have, or help to improve the community as a whole, then my gift is well worth it.

NICK LLOYD, UPPER SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Giving to Dana Hall is an investment in this community. I love working and living here and am thrilled that my two children are growing up in such a wonderful environment. As a teacher, advisor, coach and campus resident, there are many ways that I give to the school that are incalculable. Making a donation to the Dana Fund is an easy way for me to send a message to our community as well as the world outside of Dana Hall that I believe in this school.

ELIZABETH CONNELLY, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION & MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

Giving to the Dana Fund is important to me because I see it as an investment in our future. I give what I can because I believe in Dana Hall’s mission to educate and prepare young women to become empathetic and mindful citizens of the world. I have the unique perspective of meeting girls as they come through the admission process. As an advisor and teacher, I then have the opportunity to see how Dana’s encouraging and inspiring environment enriches each student, giving her the confidence that her voice matters and giving her the courage to do something meaningful with her education once she graduates from Dana.

GARY FADDEN, UPPER SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

As a product of single-sex high school education myself, I’m certainly committed to the make-up and mission of our school. However, the true reason I have always given to the Dana Fund is that I’m simply so very thankful for all that Dana Hall has done for me, as both a teacher and an individual. Working at Dana has certainly extended my career as a teacher, and has given me a vocation that is an avocation, a job I have always enjoyed waking up to come to, and for that I’m so very grateful.

MICHELE GERDES, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

I support the Dana Fund because it enriches learning at every level. It supports student passions for academics, arts, technology and athletics from their foundational Middle School years through their Upper School years.

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    "In Western Civilization, we learn the material in interesting ways and the teachers incorporate different projects that make the information easier to understand."
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