Giving

Annual Fund

Your gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in every student.

Your gift to the Annual Fund makes an immediate – and virtually limitless – impact on the School. For every student, the Hockaday experience of superior academic programs and exceptional extracurricular activities is made possible in part by the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides 5% of Hockaday’s operating budget and supports all areas of school life. Your gift to the Hockaday Annual Fund is a gift toward the future of each and every Hockadaisy. Make your gift now, and watch our daisies grow.
 
You keep Hockaday and our girls moving forward when you donate to the Annual Fund. We count on Hockaday parents, grandparents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends to invest in our girls. Your Annual Fund gift helps create, sustain, and grow the Hockaday community by funding the myriad opportunities for Hockaday students. You truly help our Hockadaisies grow each and every year.

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 Debby Hay Spradley, Director of Development & External Affairs by emailing dspradley@hockaday.org or calling 214.360.6579.
  • 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 16, 2017 and to a special donor event in September 2017. 
         
         Founder $75,000 and above
    Cornerstone$50,000 – $74,999
    Legacy $25,000 – $49,000
    Pillar$10,000 – $24,000              
                               
    Headmistress’ Circle
    All donors who give at the Headmistress Circle level of $3,000 and above will be invited to a special donor event in September 2017.
         
        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. For information on how to make a stock transfer, please call or email Debby Hay Spradley, Director of Development & External Affairs, 214.360.6579 or dspradley@hockaday.org.
Goal Amount: $2,200,000

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 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 and to a special donor event in September 2018. 
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

Headmistress’ Circle
All donors who give at the Headmistress Circle level of $3,000 and above will be invited to a special donor event in September 2018. Donors who give at the Ever Bright level of $5,000 and above will also be invited to a special donor luncheon in January 2018.
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

                  

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