Annual Fund

Your Annual Fund 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 2023-2024 Annual Fund!

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 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 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.

2023-2024 Annual Fund Leadership Committee

Parent Division Co-Chairs
Lucy Burns Billingsley ’98 and Tom Burns
Jill Rosellini Ombrello ’00 and Jim Ombrello
Parent Leadership Giving Co-Chairs
Andrea and Robert Epstein
Sue Shirley Fair ’91 and Britt Fair
Julie and Jay Teinert
Upper School Division Chair
Tricia Drum Davidson ’91 and Ken Davidson
Upper School New Family Chairs
Alicia Koo and Jarrod Fowler
Middle School Division Chairs
Anne and Judson Duncan
Middle School New Family Chairs
Karena and Chad Chisolm
Lower School Division Chairs
Wendy and Paul Genender
Lower School New Family Chairs
Mallory Owen Muse ’03 and Tyler Muse

Alumnae Association President
Abby Hoak-Morton ’05
Alumnae Association President–Elect
Abby Hoak-Morton ’05
Alumnae Association
Vice President–Development
Chandler Rice Winslow ’02
Grandparent Chairs
Joyce and Larry Lacerte
Parent of Alumnae Chairs
Patty and Mark Leyendecker
Upper School Faculty Chair
Caroline Robb ’07
Middle School Faculty Chair
Tanya Ivey
Lower School Faculty Chair
Lauren Douglass
Staff Chair
Tiffany Borlaug Rubi ’88
FY24 Goal Amount: $2,600,000

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 2024 and to a special donor event in 2024.

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 2024.

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

    Christina Goldberg 

    Annual Giving Manager
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