Saying Yes to Students Who Need a Supportive School Community

“Ne Tentes Aut Perfice.”  This is the Latin motto that students and faculty at Dunn School, a private co-ed college […more…]

Dunn School

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Director of Philanthropy: LynnRae Dunn


For more than 65 years, Dunn has stayed true to its mission to educate the whole student. It’s a philosophy that encompasses more than just the classroom, helping students discover the person they are becoming mentally, physically, and emotionally – preparing them for college and, more importantly, for beyond. 

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Whole student education really is a holistic approach to learning and teaching, and it reflects the opportunity for the students to learn not just the academic, but the social, the cultural, and some of the softer nuances about being successful in life.
Guy Walker, Alumnus & Board of Trustees Chair

What We Need…
Helping to Build Generational Wealth for the Underserved Student

Dunn School is seeking donations to build an endowment to provide financial aid and opportunities to local underserved students as well as students fleeing foreign countries.

“The phrase ‘generational wealth’ is important to me,” says Kalyan Balaven, Dunn’s Head of School. “By giving to this they’re giving in perpetuity for perpetuity. Our goal is to set up our students to be generational wealth builders for their villages, their communities… We only have six Ukrainian kids at this one moment in time, but we can have greater impact if the philanthropy is there.”

Every donation of $70,000 provides tuition, travel, legal support, full room and board, school supplies, clothing, and allowance. Each time this goal is reached it allows Dunn School to rescue one more student in need, to prepare them for a successful life and, imbued with the school’s entrepreneurial spirit, learn to be the catalysts for generational wealth.

Key Supporters

Robert Day & W.M. Keck Foundation
Jonathan Day
Mike Boone
Autumn & Steven Badelt
Janet & Barry Lang
Arn & Nancy Youngman
Cindy & Adam Bronfman
Eric Roberts
George & Leanne Roberts
Stephane de Bord & Kimberly Branagh
Whitney & Philip Arnautou
Stephanie Bailey
Maria Zhang
Tina & Jonathan Grunzweig
Kristen Carlson
Scott & Lisa Ramsey
Mary & CJ Jackson
Susan Jorgensen & Alice Gillaroo
Ike & Lara Zekaria
Tim & Virginia Bliss
Janice & Julian Gangolli
Randall Day
Guy R. Walker