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Named Funds

A Dana Hall education is defined by academic vigor and intellectual curiosity, instilling in generations of students the skills and wherewithal to succeed no matter the task. An investment in our endowment  ensures that this education is accessible for generations to come.

Dana Hall has several named and restricted endowed funds. (A selection is featured below). Your contribution can be made to any of these existing funds in order to increase your impact on Dana Hall’s fearless future. New named endowed funds can be created with a minimum gift of $100,000. 

Contact Chief Advancement Officer Christie Baskett at (781) 489-1371 for more information.

The BIPOC Endowed Scholarship Fund

The BIPOC Endowed Scholarship Fund, established with a gift from an alumna who was also a trustee and parent of alumnae, is intended to provide a permanent source of scholarship funding for a boarding scholarship to a deserving student who is BIPOC (Black, indigenous or person of color), preferably from outside Massachusetts.

Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Class of 1955 to honor their classmates who have passed away.

Congdon Sabbatical Fund

Established in 1984, this fund provides support for two faculty sabbaticals each year.

Doherty Challenge Fund for Science Education

Established in 1994 to enrich the Science Department, this fund provides faculty with professional development opportunities.

Arielle Da Costa ’07 Memorial Fund

Established in 2009 to honor the memory of Arielle Da Costa ’07, this fund provides assistance for students with financial need who wish to participate in Dana Hall’s travel programs.

Financial Aid Endowment Fund

This fund provides a permanent source of scholarship funding for Dana Hall School students.


Established in 2017 by a group of Dana Hall friends from the Classes of 1977 and 1978 (Middle-Age Dana Alums, Meeting, Eating & Sharing), this fund removes financial barriers and provides the means for girls who are admitted to take part in the Dana Hall boarding experience. 

SHADES Alumnx Endowed Fund for Racial Equity Programming

The SHADES Alumnx Chapter, a support and advocacy group for BIPOC alums, parents, and trustees, created The SHADES Alumnx Endowed Fund for Racial Equity Programming to provide a permanent source of funding for Dana Hall’s racial equity programming.

Lucy R. Sprague ’84 Performing Arts Fund

Established in 1998 to honor the memory of Lucy Sprague ’84 and her love of theater, the income from this fund is used to bring high-caliber professional theater and theater professionals to campus, and assists in expanding creative options for student productions.

Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Fund

Established in 2014, this fund  supports the staff and programs of the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center, including clinics and outside professional staff.

Writing Skills Fund

This fund was established in 1987 to support the variety of programs that involve the teaching of writing.