Annual Fund

Your Donation Makes a Direct Impact

Hockaday Plaid is powerful! It represents the strong fabric of our community, which empowers our girls to fly to new heights and face any challenge in their path.

The Hockaday Annual Fund supports the many unique experiences that define a Hockaday education while also supporting the School’s faculty and staff. Through the generous support of our community, the Annual Fund is able to support the purchase of items such as mobile workstations, new photography cameras, debate and robotics tournament fees, resources for student clubs, training for faculty, enhanced campus security features, and much, much more.

Thank you for considering a gift to the 2024-2025 Annual Fund!

Annual Giving Information

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 Roman 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 employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company (or your spouse's company) has a matching gift policy, please check with them directly.

    By requesting a matching gift form from your employer, the impact of your gift to Hockaday may be doubled.
  • 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.

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 Reception at the home of Dr. Laura Leathers in Spring 2025 and to a special donor event in Fall 2025.

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 Fall 2025.

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

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 Giving and Leadership Gifts
  • Photo of Katherine Aisner

    Katherine Aisner 

    Alumnae Annual Giving Manager
  • Photo of Christina Goldberg

    Christina Goldberg 

    Annual Giving Manager
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.