Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a fundraising campaign that runs in conjunction with the school’s fiscal year. At TDS, tuition does not fully cover the expenses associated with educating a child. This gap is bridged through generous contributions from our community. The primary mechanism for philanthropy is the Annual Fund.

Put another way, Annual Fund proceeds support every child, every day.

With your help, TDS is able to:

  • Maintain a low student to teacher ratio
  • Attract and retain an outstanding faculty and staff
  • Support the arts and athletics
  • Continue to upgrade our facilities
  • Offer financial assistance to deserving students

Annual Fund Giving Levels

Visionary:  $10,000 and above
1991 Founder’s Society: $5,000 – $9,999
Head of School’s Circle: $2,500 – $4,999
Leadership Circle: $1,000 – $2,499
Tornados Circle: $500 – $999
Partnership Circle: $250 – $499
Benefactor: $249 and below

Leadership Circle Donors (and above) will be invited to a reception hosted by Carrie and Doug Norry. Kindly make your pledge by December 1st to be included.

How much am I expected to give?
Families should give to the best of their abilities and at a level that demonstrates the value placed on the exemplary education from TDS.
What is a corporation-matching gift?
Many companies, both national and local, offer matching gift programs as a way of increasing the benefits of their employees’ charitable donations. Please inquire with your human resources department about a matching gift.
Why is participation so important?
High levels of participation demonstrate support and a commitment to the education provided by TDS. This year, we strive for 100% participation.

Annual Fund Class Captains

TK: Rachel and Mark Casipit
K: Tiffany and Matt Oettinger
1st: Jillian Hurst and Chris Cramer
2nd: Kathryn and Randy Johnson
3rd: Julie Williams-Swiggett and Nathan Swiggett
4th: Richa Agarwal
5th: Donna Deck
6th: Karen White-Tong and Wade Tong
7th: Sarah and Jonathan Hodges
8th: Krissy and Will Anderson

A special thank you to our Annual Fund Representatives:

Laura and Matt Schonwalder, Benita and Warren Ballentine, and Eileen and Henry Pruette.