Giving

Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts are investments in every student.

Hockaday girls are bright, confident, and focused on their dreams. Our students and their teachers have persevered through a uniquely challenging year and have proven their resilience. As our community begins a new school year, it is extremely important that we continue to support Hockaday’s mission so that our School remains strong and prepared for the year ahead. Please help us make a bold impact on each and every Hockaday student by supporting the 2021-2022 Annual Fund.

The 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 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 19 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 lstarr@hockaday.org
  • 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 lstarr@hockaday.org with questions.

2021-2022 Annual Fund Leadership Committee

Parent Division Co-Chairs
Stacy and Bronson Crouch
Kristin and Ricky Rees
 
Parent Leadership Giving Co-Chairs
Tonika and Taj Clayton
Amy and Robert Isom
Priya and Veeral Rathod
 
Upper School Division Chair
Carrie Johnson Phaneuf '91 and Marshall Phaneuf
 
Upper School New Family Chairs
Betty and Brian Schultz
 
Middle School Division Chairs
Anita Tarar and Jason Railsback
 
Middle School New Family Chairs
Courtney Jones Johnson '97 and Brian Johnson
 
Lower School Division Chairs
Lucy Billingsley Burns ’98 and Tom Burns
 
Lower School New Family Chairs
Chandler Rice Winslow '02 and Jeff Winslow

Alumnae Association President
Landy Elliott Fox ’92

Alumnae Association President – Elect
Kelsey Swingle Robertson ’05

Alumnae Association Vice President – Development
Jimieka Rose Oswald ’00

Grandparent Chairs
Jeff and Darrel Rice GP‘33

Parents of Alumnae Chairs
Jennifer and Jon Mosle P’12

Upper School Faculty Co-Chairs
Charlsie Griffiths ’98
Jennifer McEachern

Middle School Faculty Chair
Terry Bourek

Lower School Faculty Chair
Stephanie Snell Stone ’02

Staff Chair
Eliza Carey
FY22 Goal Amount: $2,400,000

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 and to a special donor event in 2022.

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 2022.

Ever Bright $5,000 – $9,999
Jade $3,000 – $4,999
 
Associates
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
    214-360-6579
  • Photo of Mary Roman '01

    Mary Roman '01 

    Director of Annual and Planned Giving
    214-360-6583
  • Photo of Katherine Aisner

    Katherine Aisner 

    Alumnae Annual Giving Manager
    214-360-6577
  • Photo of Christina Goldberg '02

    Christina Goldberg '02 

    Annual Giving Manager
    214-360-6529
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