Giving

Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts are investments in every student.

When our community unites as One Hockaday, we can make a great impact on every Hockaday student. Even during challenging times, we will preserve and emerge stronger together.

Hockaday is committed to providing an extraordinary student experience during this school year, despite the challenges presented by the global health pandemic, and the Annual Fund remains critical. The Hockaday Annual Fund supports the School’s operating budget in myriad ways and helps fund the true cost of a Hockaday education. Every gift to the Annual Fund will directly support the additional expenses associated with COVID-19, such as campus sanitization supplies, new technology to enhance distance learning, faculty professional development and training opportunities, and additional financial aid support for our families in need.

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 11 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.
  • What are the 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 on Thursday, February 20, 2020, a special
    donor luncheon with Dr. Karen Warren Coleman on Thursday, March 26, 2020, and
    to a special donor event in September 2020.
         
         Founder $75,000 and above
    Cornerstone$50,000 – $74,999
    Legacy $25,000 – $49,000
    Pillar$10,000 – $24,000              
                               
    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 September 2020. Donors who give at the Ever Bright level of $5,000
    and above will also be invited to a special donor luncheon with Dr. Karen Warren
    Coleman on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
         
        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
                            
  • 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.

2020-2021 Annual Fund Leadership Committee

Parent Division Co-Chairs
Melanie and Daniel Charest
Katie and Luke McLeroy
 
Parent Leadership Giving Co-Chairs
Lucy Billingsley Burns ’98 and Tom Burns
Kristi and Ron Hoyl
Kimberly and Neelesh Mehendale
 
Upper School Division Chair
Christie Cahoon
 
Upper School New Family Chairs
Vera and Tyrous Ingram
 
Middle School Division Chairs
Stacey and Todd Stoller
 
Middle School New Family Chairs
Nichole Vickers and Kurt Thomas
 
Lower School Division Chairs
Stacy and Bronson Crouch
 
Lower School New Family Chairs
Valerie Parks Thomas ’99 and Tucker Thomas
 
Alumnae Association President
Isabell Novakov Higginbotham ’98
 
Alumnae Association President – Elect
Landy Elliott Fox ’92
 
Alumnae Association Vice President – Development 
Connor Thomas ’11      
 
Grandparent Chairs
Madeleine and Mark Geller GP’31 ’33 ’34
 
Parents of Alumnae Chairs
Nancy and Jim Hoak P’90 ’03 ’05
 
Upper School Faculty Co-Chairs
Natalia Ismail
Charlsie Griffiths ’98
 
Middle School Faculty Chair
Terry Bourek
 
Lower School Faculty Chair
Stephanie Snell Stone ’02
 
Staff Chair
Libby Conder
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 and to a special donor event in 2021.

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 2021.

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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