Annual Fund Committee
The Annual Fund is Dwight’s most important fundraising initiative. It is an appeal to the entire community to support student financial aid, faculty professional development, and Spark Tank innovation grants. Annual Fund participation is a strong demonstration of a shared belief in Dwight and its mission. The Annual Fund Committee solicits and secures gifts to ensure that we have a diverse and talented community.
Senior Gift Committee
Grade 12 families leave a legacy at Dwight by directing their Annual Fund donations to a specific purpose or part of the school, which is dedicated in their honor. The Class of 2020 earned naming rights to the Performing Arts Center on Columbus Avenue and the Class of 2019 earned the same for the 291 Central Park West entrance. The Senior Gift Committee solicits and secures gifts from fellow senior parents.
Spark Tank Committee
Spark Tank, Dwight’s incubator designed to nurture student leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship beyond the classroom for students in grades K-12, was launched in 2015. The Spark Tank Committee — comprised of accomplished parents and alumni in a variety of fields — advises and mentors students, and approves funding for their projects.
Spring Benefit Committee
The Benefit is both a community builder and fundraiser, which includes auction items generously donated by parents, alumni, and local businesses. The Committee solicits auction items, promotes ticket sales, and helps with event logistics. It is our hope to hold a Spring Benefit this year, which is why we’re recruiting a Committee at this time. We will evaluate the possibility in the coming months.
- 2020-21 Annual Fund begins: July 1
- Spark Tank Event: October 27
- Giving Tuesday: December 1
- End of calendar-year tax-deductible contributions: December 31
- #DSFLove Giving Initiative: February 8-19
- Spark Tank Event: February 23
- Spring Benefit: April 29 (TBD)
- Spark Tank Event: May 26
- 2020-21 Annual Fund closes — end of fiscal-year tax-deductible contributions: June 30