Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts are investments in every student.

The Hockaday Annual Fund supports the many unique experiences that define a Hockaday education while also supporting the School’s faculty and staff. Gifts to the Annual Fund support everything from new “H20 to Go” water bottle refill stations and classroom supplies to student assembly speaker fees and interactive teacher’s guides. Our support is critical to helping Hockaday deliver a stellar education to our girls!

Now more than ever, we need our community’s help to achieve our goal. If you are able, we hope you will consider a gift of any size in support of each and every Hockaday student.
    • Annual Fund 2022

Annual Giving FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Why give to the Annual Fund?

    Tuition and fees at Hockaday do not cover the full cost of each student’s education. Annual Fund gifts and draws from the endowment make up about 20 percent of the budget, while tuition and fees cover 74 percent.
  • How can I make a gift to the Annual Fund?

    You can support Hockaday by making a gift of cash or appreciated assets. To make a gift of cash, you can make a secure online gift by clicking here; mailing a check to The Hockaday School, Office of Development, 11600 Welch Road, Dallas, Texas 75229; or calling Mary Crain in Hockaday’s Development office at 214.360.6583.  To make a gift of appreciated assets, please contact Laura Starr, Associate Director of Development, at 214.360.6576 or
  • Will my gift make a difference?

    Every gift makes a difference. By making a gift to the Hockaday Annual Fund, you have the unique opportunity to make an immediate impact on the School. Gifts to Hockaday’s Annual Fund go directly to the operating budget. Your generosity helps Hockaday provide the complete Hockaday experience of superior academic programs and exceptional extracurricular activities.
  • Will my company match my gift to Hockaday?

    Many companies have matching gift opportunities available for their employees, retirees, and families. Taking advantage of these programs can double or sometimes triple your impact. Learn more about matching gifts.
  • Will my gift be tax deductible?

    Yes, Annual Fund gifts to Hockaday are tax deductible.
  • Why is participation so important?

    Gifts of any size make an impact. Maximizing participation is a testament to our donors’ belief in what we are doing and a statement to foundations, corporations, and prospective students that Hockaday comprises a community actively involved in the advancement of its mission.
  • Who gives to the Annual Fund?

    The Hockaday Annual Fund has many donors including alumnae, parents, grandparents, parents of alumnae, faculty, staff, trustees, friends, and corporate matching programs.
  • Where does my money go?

    Annual Fund donations go directly to the operating budget of the School and have an immediate impact. Your gift means Hockaday can provide exceptional academic initiatives in classrooms equipped with the latest technologies, offer arts programs that inspire creativity and discovery, and provide athletic opportunities designed to encourage the spirit of competition and teamwork. In short, your gift helps make this extraordinary educational experience a reality for the confident young women who call Hockaday home.
  • How can I make a stock transfer?

    Pledge payments and gifts may be made through gifts of securities. Please contact Laura Starr, Associate Director of Development, at 214.360.6576 or with questions.

2022-2023 Annual Fund Leadership Committee

Parent Division Co-Chairs
Carrie Johnson Phaneuf ’91 and Marshall Phaneuf
Kerri Geller Goldfarb ’98 and David Goldfarb
Parent Leadership Giving Co-Chairs
Julie and Rob Little
Jill Rosellini Ombrello ’00 and Jim Ombrello
Priya Sureddi Patel ’04 and Sunny Patel
Upper School Division Chair
Catherine and Mark Cohen
Upper School New Family Chairs
Anne and Judson Duncan
Middle School Division Chairs
Kristen and Eric Davis
Middle School New Family Chairs
Tricia and Martin DeLeon
Lower School Division Chairs
Christine and Jon Leatherberry
Lower School New Family Chairs
Katie and Dave Aisner

Alumnae Association President
Kelsey Swingle Robertson ’05
Alumnae Association President–Elect
Abby Hoak-Morton ’05
Alumnae Association
Vice President–Development
Barbara Gass ’11
Grandparent Chairs
Nancy Cain Marcus Robertson and Sanford R. Robertson GP’30 ‘33 ‘36
Parent of Alumnae Chairs
Peggy and Carl Sewell P’99
Upper School Faculty Co-Chairs
Alex Karigan Farrior ’03
Jason Goldstein
Middle School Faculty Chair
Renee Laffitte
Lower School Faculty Chair
Kim Acosta
Staff Co-Chairs
Katie Doherty
Adriana White
FY23 Goal Amount: $2,500,000

Giving Levels

Council Leadership Society
All donors who give at the Council Leadership Society level of $10,000 and above will be invited to the Major Donor Dinner in 2023 and to a special donor event in 2023.

Visionary $100,000 and above
Founder $75,000 – $99,999
Cornerstone  $50,000 – $74,999
Legacy $25,000 – $49,999              
Pillar $10,000 – $24,999

Head of School Circle
All donors who give at the Jade level of $3,000 and above will be invited to a special donor event in 2023.

Ever Bright $5,000 – $9,999
Jade $3,000 – $4,999
Green and White $1,500 – $2,999
Plaid   $500 – $1,499
Daisy $1 – $499

Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jessica Epperson '96

    Jessica Epperson '96 

    Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
  • Photo of Mary Roman '01

    Mary Roman '01 

    Director of Annual and Planned Giving
  • Photo of Katherine Aisner

    Katherine Aisner 

    Alumnae Annual Giving Manager
  • Photo of Christina Goldberg '02

    Christina Goldberg '02 

    Annual Giving Manager
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