Why Give?

Our ideas on how to improve the educational experience of our students are limitless. Unfortunately, our resources are not. 

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People give to Dublin School in different ways and for different purposes. The unifying theme in these gifts is a desire to enhance the educational and experiential outcomes of our students. Every dollar that we receive is used judiciously to allow deserving students to experience a better education.

Whether a gift is made to the Annual Fund, to a Capital Project or to the Endowment Fund, these gifts directly benefit our students.

We have lots of programmatic needs that do not rise to the level of a capital campaign but that will have a significant impact on our campus, our programs and most importantly, the experience of our students. The Head of School’s Wishlist was established to make these opportunities available to potential donors who may be interested in supporting a specific program or an area of particular interest. 

Smaller gifts to any of these needs are always appreciated.
Naming opportunities begin at $50,000.


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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of Dublin School's fundraising efforts.

Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted funds which directly support the School's current operating budget.  Like most independent schools, Dublin's Annual Fund bridges the gap between the income we receive from tuition and the actual cost of a Dublin education.  A strong Annual Fund means competitive tuition, talented faculty, exceptional academic, arts and athletic offerings, and scholarship opportunities.

Tuition fees do not cover the actual cost of running the School.  Each year the Annual Fund helps to bridge this gap andsupports every aspect of our academic, athletic and residential programs.  Please consider making as generous and as meaningful a contribution as possible. 

Participation is essential.  Your gift will signal your commitment to the transformative work that takes place among students and faculty seven days a week here on this beautiful campus. 

Please consider making your gift today!

Dublin School is a fully registered 501(c) 3 and pursuant to US Federal Law, donations are tax-deductible.


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Major Capital Projects

The PRISM Center:
Programming, Robotics, Imagination, Science & Math

Delivering a STEM education by leading with our strengths.


As educational thought leaders, we want to build upon our distinctive technology program and use the PRISM Center to foster collaboration between our small departments, fueling innovative curriculum, instruction and assessment.

The PRISM Center will provide flexible, interchangeable spaces for our teachers to better synchronize instruction and explore the ever-increasingly blurred lines between science technology and math.

Glass walls in all the classrooms/laboratories will provide greater educational transparency and stimulate participation, questioning and curiosity—key to the Dublin School mission. 

The redesign of the Evans Building creates an intentional traffic flow through the PRISM Center encouraging scientific curiosity similar to the daily artistic exposure created in Gillespie Hall.

The new makerspace classroom will allow more self-directed learning and “tinkering” both within and outside the formal curriculum.

Our Math, Science and Technology courses are driving admissions and are what many current prospective families are seeking. The new PRISM Center will help us to continue to attract the kind of academically inquisitive students we want.

Donate to the PRISM Project

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A Renovated Library for Today’s Dublin School Student

A place where books are still relevant but knowledge is enhanced by technology.


Just as the Spencer Student Center created an inviting place for the social growth of our students, the new library will create an inspirational space for their minds. 

Students and faculty will have access to the best online academic journals and resources available so they can increase the breadth of their scholarship through interdisciplinary research and academic partnerships.

Its new location next to the Louise Shonk Kelly recital hall, where we gather every morning for morning meeting, will put academics right in the heart of our school.

It will be designed with a flexible gathering place for meetings, study groups and celebrations, flooded with natural light and surrounded by the most stunning views our campus has to offer.

Endowment and Long-Term Giving

Dublin School was there for you.

With everyone’s help, we can make sure it is there for future generations. Our Endowment Fund provides long-term support to Dublin School and is primarily funded through bequests.

How can I make a planned gift to Dublin School?

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Name Dublin School in your will. This is the simplest way to make a planned gift and is often the best way to make a larger gift than you could during your lifetime. This can be a set gift amount or a percentage of your estate. This also allows you to maintain control of your assets during your lifetime and your donation is exempt from federal estate tax.  

Name Dublin School as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan. This is very easy to do whenever you are filling out a new policy and is another good way to make a significant gift to Dublin School with modest cost to you and various tax advantages.

Once you have included Dublin School in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you, and respect your wishes for participation, recognition or anonymity. Simply inform us and you will immediately become a member of the Lehmann Legacy Circle. You need not provide any specifics of your gift, just that you have included us as part of your legacy.


Be part of the Lehmann Legacy Circle

The Lehmann Legacy Circle was founded in 1989 to honor friends of Dublin School who have included Dublin School in their will or estate plans. You do not have to be wealthy or elderly to consider becoming a member, you simply have to want to make a planned gift to the School. Recent bequest gifts have helped to build the School’s endowment, construct new buildings and provide scholarship support to deserving students.