Fundraising / Development

At Meredith-Dunn School we strive to maintain an outstanding program and a highly qualified staff, while keeping costs affordable for families with students who learn differently.   One of the ways we can accomplish this is by reaching out to the community.  There are many ways to support the school and our students.

Annual Giving

* The Rainbow/Annual Fund provides operating dollars to support the curriculum, staff development, capital improvements and general operating expenses.

* The Adopt-A-Student Program provides tuition assistance to families in need.  This is a great opportunity to change a life forever and give a child a chance at success.  The power of your pen will help a child and your community forever.

Memorial Gifts

 Memorial gifts provide a unique vehicle through which people can express themselves when words just don’t seem enough.  The same is true for gifts made to honor living persons on birthdays, anniversaries, and for other special events.   What better way to pay tribute to someone than by making a difference in the life of a child?

Planned Giving/Bequest

Include Meredith-Dunn School in your will or estate plan.  Your legacy gift will make a difference.  Even a small amount can change a life over time.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of appreciated stock can greatly benefit both you, as the donor, and Meredith-Dunn School.   A stock donation allows you, the donor, to avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of stock.  In addition you, the donor, will receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the day of the transfer to Meredith-Dunn School.

Life Insurance

If you have a life insurance policy that has served its purpose i.e. to complete a mortgage that is now paid off, or insure your ability to fund your children’s education, and they have now graduated, consider naming Meredith-Dunn School the beneficiary.  Your tax deduction is the approximate surrender value.

Private Foundation, Corporate, or Individual Gifts

These gifts support or finance specific projects such as tuition assistance for students, required building and campus renovations, library enhancements, the technology department, the visual and performing arts program, and specialized curricular materials.

Real Estate

You can give an outright gift of land, house or farm to Meredith-Dunn School, allowing for a tax deduction for the full value of the gift.

Services & Gifts In Kind

Through cultivation and maintenance of relationships with contractors, printers, vendors, and local businesses, etc., the Development/Advancement Office secures discounts, in-kind gifts, and specialized services, all of which have significant positive impact on the bottom line/budget.

For more information contact:

Carol Morrison @(502) 456-5819 ext. 205 or