Building Our Endowment
The Dublin School Endowment - An Important Path towards Financial Sustainability
Dublin School has historically sustained itself primarily through tuition dollars, summer program revenue, and cash donations. Having started as a privately-owned organization and beginning its existence as a non-profit organization in debt, annual support from the earnings of long-term assets has played only a small role in the overall finances of the School. Increasing Dublin’s endowment has been a priority of Head of School, Brad Bates for many years. Now, thanks to generous bequests from our Lehmann Legacy Circle members and the increasing number of gifts of cash and appreciated securities from our alumni and families, Dublin School’s long-term assets total over eleven million dollars.
The 14-year Journey timeline illustrates the School’s growth over the last 15 years. Thanks to your generosity, the Dublin School trustees and administrative staff are now able to strategically use sustainable investment earnings (approximately 4%) to support student financial aid, faculty salaries and benefits, and our incredibly beautiful campus. And this is only the beginning.
When you make a gift to one of our endowment funds, your gift will support both the students of today and the generations of tomorrow. We do not believe a school’s endowment should penalize the students of today for a richer future, or rob future students by spending too much today. It is a delicate balance like every endeavor committed to creating equity for current and future generations.
Include Dublin School in your Estate Plan
Including Dublin School in your larger estate plans is often the best way to make your largest, most meaningful gift to the School. It can also have tax advantages to you and your family, and provides opportunities to give in ways not possible during your lifetime. A planned gift can be as simple as adding a specific gift amount to Dublin School in your will, adding the School as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan, or making gifts using your 401k retirement funds. Once you have included Dublin School in your estate plans, please let us know and you will immediately become a member of the Lehmann Legacy Circle. For more information contact Erika Rogers.
I support Dublin School because I strongly approve of the philosophy of faculty involvement (family- like) in the interests and welfare of the student. In my case it was WDUB and the radio shack I built with my roommates and a number of other students, with faculty encouragement. Dublin school is bigger now but I sense that Brad Bates, the faculty and staff continue the family tradition of having the welfare and interests of the students at heart and are sincerely and deeply involved.
Bill Cornell '52