Support DDS

Dutchess Day Fund

The Dutchess Day Fund, which runs from July 1 thru June 30, is the most important fundraising priority at Dutchess Day School. It helps bridge the gap between tuition income and the cost of operating the school. Unrestricted giving to the Dutchess Day Fund is put to use immediately and supports many programs that make Dutchess Day School extraordinary.

Your gift to the Dutchess Day Fund is a direct investment in the following:
  • superb academics and a premier faculty
  • vibrant visual and performing arts
  • competitive athletics
  • financial aid for talented and deserving students
  • cutting-edge technology
  • strong experiential education
Because every student benefits from these dollars, we hope every parent will support the Dutchess Day Fund to the extent they are able. You can make a credit card gift online or by contacting Eileen Shaw, Interim Director of Development at or 845-677-5014  x113.

Gift Clubs

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  • $10,000+

    Founder’s Society
  • $5,000 – $9,999

    Heritage Circle
  • $2,500 – $4,999

    Headmaster’s Circle
  • $1,000 – $2,499

    Blue and White Club
  • $500 – $999

    Front Gate Club
  • $250 – $499

    Tiger Club
All gifts are greatly appreciated regardless of size!

Our Volunteers

Dutchess Day School is fortunate to have the support of an active group of volunteers, including the board of trustees, annual fund leaders, and the parents association. We are deeply grateful for the time and talent contributed by these exceptional individuals. Their efforts are critical to the success of our school.

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  • Class Representatives

    • Preschool: Allyson Hamedl and Kelly Larsen
    • Kindergarten: Allison Galliher and Perrin Martin
    • First Grade: Ester Mazzarelli and Mary Elizabeth Page
    • Second Grade: Olivia Clarke and Shannon LeDeau
    • Third Grade: Kristy Brien and Heather Bergstedt
    • Fourth Grade: Elizabeth Bellin and Paige Hogarth
    • Fifth Grade: Jenn Nisi and Rita Perkins
    • Sixth Grade: Jenny Colman and Sara McGregor
    • Seventh Grade: Debbie Morley and Eliza Thorne
    • Eighth Grade: Stephanie Saltzberg and Chay Wike
  • Dutchess Day Fund Current Parent Chair

    • Leslie Heaney