Darlington School: FAQ
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Giving FAQ

The Darlington Fund is a tax-deductible way for alumni, parents and grandparents, parents and grandparents of alumni and friends to give to the school. Philanthropic support from our community is essential to providing the unique experience that makes Darlington so special and it’s the most important way you can make an impact.

Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of the Darlington experience. Annual gifts to The Darlington Fund provide at least 6% of the entire budget during the school year and are used to recruit and retain excellent faculty and staff and provide the best programs and resources in arts, athletics, academics and technology.
Darlington was founded on the principle of offering the “best educational opportunities and advantages at the least possible cost.” While the cost of the Darlington experience is not covered fully by tuition, we are committed to maintaining the diversity that allows us to graduate global citizens. Private contributions provide support for scholarships and financial aid that make Darlington accessible to a wide range of students.
Gifts to The Darlington Fund may be directed in a variety of ways. All gifts support the greatest needs of the school but can be designated to: Faculty Development, Learning Center, Financial Aid, Arts, Athletics, Academics, Technology, or Health and Wellness.
The 2020-2021 Darlington Fund goal is $1.15 million. Darlington would not be the school it is today without participation from the Darlington Community.

It is the responsibility of our community to maintain and enhance the experience provided by Darlington. A high rate of participation shows the investment by the community. Foundations and corporations who support our school are positively encouraged by strong and varied supports. Gifts range from $5 to $50,000 annually. Leadership giving begins at $1,500.

We ask that each person give as generously as they are able as we appreciate and need gifts of every size. Our key stakeholders - faculty and staff and the board of trustees and Alumni Council give at 100%.
Darlington accepts checks, credit cards, publicly traded stocks and bank transfers via Flywire, as well as matching gifts. Gifts can be made online at any time, one time or in monthly installments. For more information, click here. Gifts must be received by the end of the fiscal year on May 31 to count toward this school year’s Darlington Fund.
Many companies double or even triple charitable gifts, increasing the impact or your donation. To see if your company has a matching gift program please click here. All matching funds received by May 31 will count toward your overall leadership giving total for that year.
Gifts of common stock can be donated at any time, allowing the donor to receive the fair market value of appreciated securities at the time the gift is made, while avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock.
Please contact Julia Douglas, director of The Darlington Fund, for further information. Darlington School is a 501(c)3 organization.