Rooted in Values

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About

Each Dawson school year is filled with wonderful opportunities to celebrate our amazing community, and we are so grateful to all who continue to support our efforts. We are deeply appreciative of our families’ confidence in our ability to give children an exceptional educational experience and to keep them both physically and emotionally safe and healthy. It’s your belief in The Alexander Dawson School that keeps us going each day, no matter the challenges and obstacles we face. And it is this whole community – the students, families, faculty, staff, friends, and alumni – that make us who we are: resilient, strong, creative, and determined leaders and educators. That’s the Dawson Difference. There are several areas in which you can contribute to help Dawson as we actualize our Mission and Vision:

  • Access & Affordability
  • Athletics
  • Facilities & Safety
  • Faculty & Professional Development
  • Rooted in Values (any area of greatest need)

Thank you in advance for joining us on this impactful journey in support of our amazing school.

Updates
Dawson Faculty Are Rooted in Values

We’ve made incredible progress by showing we’re Rooted in Values this school year, and the fun isn’t over yet! 

Reinforcing Dawson’s foundation as a center of academic excellence means continuing to inspire a culture of giving across campus. This illustrates that our community's belief in Dawson is collectively responsible for ensuring our Core Values keep us grounded and strong in support of our amazing students. 

During this special Teacher Appreciation Week, we ask our community to donate any amount to show your support for our faculty and our school. 

  • PIZZA & POPSICLES: There’s still time to donate to our EC-8 pizza and popsicles competition! Any grade level that gets 70 percent parent/caregiver or grandparent participation will win a pizza party with popsicles from Sage Dining on Tuesday, May 14! 
  • NEW INCENTIVE ALERT: Any family that donates a minimum of $500.00 between now and Thursday, May 16, can win a special VIP parking spot for ANY and ALL of Dawson’s 2024-2025 events! When you give the School a day’s notice of your arrival, this special parking spot will be blocked off for your family in our Admin Circle.
    •  The winner will be announced in our Friday, May 17, Bears’ Bulletin.
12 days ago by shea phillips
Dawson Teacher Isabel Guerra is Rooted in Values!

Join Ms. Guerra, and all employees, in supporting Dawson's Annual Fund with a gift today!

Reminder: Any grade level from EC-8 with at least 70% family participation will win a pizza party with popsicles on Tuesday, May 14! Gifts of any amount from the very start of our Rooted in Values campaign count toward each grade’s overall participation total.


16 days ago by shea phillips
Middle School is Rooted in Values!

Guided by our "Rooted in Values" throughline, each gift given to Dawson's Annual Fund is crucial to fostering an academically enriching environment for our students, one full of reflective experiences and opportunities for growth. Your support affirms our collective strength and illustrates the importance of our Core Values as the inspiration for what we stand for as a modern learning institution. 

  • Three Middle School families have the chance to win cool athletics swag from the Dawson Team Gear Store and a $25.00 gift card to Dennis Uniform when you give a gift of just $25.00 between now and Wednesday, April 30! The winners will be announced in our Friday, May 3, Bears' Bulletin. 
  • Any grade level from EC-8 that reaches 70% parent/caregiver or grandparent participation will win a pizza party with popsicles from Sage Dining on Tuesday, May 14!
    • Gifts of any amount from the very start of our Rooted in Values campaign count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
    • All winners will be announced in the Bears' Bulletin on Friday, May 10.


Your involvement in the Annual Fund is a testament to all that makes our community extraordinary. Thank you for ensuring our Roots remain strong by building a brighter future for our students.


27 days ago by shea phillips
Dawson Security Officer Tim Wells is Rooted in Values!


Join Mr. Tim, and all employees, in supporting Dawson's Annual Fund with a gift today!


Reminder: Any grade level from EC-8 with at least 70% family participation will win a pizza party with popsicles on Tuesday, May 14! Gifts of any amount from the very start of our Rooted in Values campaign count toward each grade’s overall participation total.


32 days ago by shea phillips
Early Chlidhood is Rooted in Values!

It's Week of the Young Child! This is the perfect time to celebrate Dawson's Early Childhood community!

Guided by our "Rooted in Values" throughline, each gift given to Dawson's Annual Fund is crucial to fostering an academically enriching environment for our students, one full of engaging experiences and opportunities for growth. Your support affirms our collective strength and illustrates the importance of our Core Values as the inspiration for what we stand for as a modern learning institution. 

Three Early Childhood families will win some cool athletics swag from the Dawson Team Gear Store and a $25.00 gift card to Dennis Uniform when you give a gift of just $25.00 between now and Tuesday, April 16! The winners will be announced in our Friday, April 19, Bears' Bulletin. 
 
Your involvement in the Annual Fund is a testament to all that makes our community extraordinary. Thank you for ensuring our Roots remain strong by building a brighter future for our students.

41 days ago by shea phillips
Pizza & Popsicles!

We're bringing back an Annual Fund favorite! Any grade level from EC-8 that achieves at least 70% family participation will win a pizza party with popsicles from Sage Dining on Tuesday, May 14!

Gifts of any amount from the very start of our Rooted in Values campaign count toward each grade’s overall participation total.

45 days ago by shea phillips
Dawson Teacher & #AmazingDawsonAlum Becca Schwartz '08 is Rooted in Values!


To all of our Amazing Dawson Alums: You play an important role in advancing the Mission of our School. As you reflect on your education and memories, we hope you are reminded of the transformative impact of your Dawson experience. Join Becca and our alumni community in supporting Dawson's Annual Fund with a gift today!

Feeling lucky? One alum has the chance to win some cool athletics swag from the Dawson Team Gear Store OR invite two friends to join you for a special lunch at Dawson with Head of School Roxanne Stansbury when you give a gift of just $10.00 between now and Friday, March 29The winner will be notified the week of April 1.



55 days ago by shea phillips
Lower School is Rooted in Values

Guided by our Rooted in Values throughline, each gift given to Dawson's Annual Fund is crucial to fostering an academically enriching environment for our students, one full of reflective experiences and opportunities for growth. Your support affirms our collective strength and illustrates the importance of our Core Values as the inspiration for what we stand for as a modern learning institution.

Help us reach our goal of 100% participation when you give a gift of any size to the Dawson Annual Fund!

Three Lower School families have the chance to win some cool athletics swag from the Dawson Team Merch Store and a $25.00 gift card to Dennis Uniform when you give a gift of just $25.00 between now and Friday, March 8! The winners will be announced in our Friday, March 15, Bears' Bulletin.    Your involvement in the Annual Fund is a testament to all that makes our community extraordinary. Thank you for ensuring our roots remain strong by building a brighter future for our students.

55 days ago by shea phillips
Head of School Roxanne Stansbury Introduces the Rooted In Values Annual Fund Campaign!

Questions about Dawson's Annual Fund? Learn more on our website.

87 days ago by shea phillips

Donor Map
Grade Level Participation
Grade AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
Grade 114$9,700
Kindergarten13$13,602
Grade 222$49,123
Grade 520$53,987
Early Childhood26$69,792
Grade 324$15,924
Grade 813$75,003
Grade 411$3,617
Grade 611$70,297
Grade 78$25,177
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon50%Parents
Gradhat icon1%Friends
Gradhat icon2%Grandparents
Gradhat icon4%Alumni
Book icon3%Students
Suitcase icon43%Faculty/Staff
Book icon1%Board Trustee
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