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Giving

Generosity that makes an impact. 

Happy San Domenico students
Exceptional Academics

Philanthropy is foundational to San Domenico School. Since 1850, San Domenico has been a leader in purpose-driven education in the Bay Area.

Each year, the generosity of San Domenico parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends allows us to create exceptional opportunities and experiences for our students. 

How Your Gift Makes An Impact

San Domenico provides an extraordinary education that requires not just academic excellence, but also meaning and purpose. It is with the generosity of those within our community that SD boarding and day students receive a character-driven K-12 Independent School education, inspired and equipped to transform and redefine the metrics of achievement in order to create a better world. Gifts of all types and sizes are welcomed and appreciated – gifts from SD parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and special friends of the school all make SD’s exceptional programs possible. 

There are countless ways to get involved at SD throughout the year, and we invite you to join us in philanthropy and volunteering. 

Thank you for supporting San Domenico!

The Annual Fund

Like all independent schools, San Domenico relies on philanthropy to complement tuition revenue and endowment. The support and generosity of our community – a collective endeavor – allows students to enjoy a meaningful and innovative curriculum and educational experience. 

By giving to the Annual Fund, you immediately serve our students and their growth in the current academic year. 

Your donation supports people and programs across the school:
SD’s top-notch faculty

SD’s top-notch faculty and their professional development

Music and Arts classes

Visual and Performing Arts

Clubs and Performances

Clubs and Performances 

PE and Athletics

K-12 Physical Education and Interscholastic Athletic Programs

Environmental and Sustainability Initiatives

Service Learning and Environmental Sustainability programs

Indexed Tuition

Indexed Tuition to ensure socio-economic diversity in our student body and community

Counseling and Support Services

Counseling and Support Services to promote student health and well-being

San Domenico Giving Circles
Head’s Circle $25,000+
Founder's Circle $15,000-$24,999
Visionary Circle $10,000-$14,999
Community Circle $5,000-$9,999
Veritas Circle $3,500-$4,999
1850 Club $500-$3,499
Panther Club $1-$499

Leadership Giving begins at $3,500. 
Young Alumni from the last 10 years are recognized as Leadership Donors at the $500 threshold.

Endowed Programs and Funds

Endowed funds support numerous academic programs and named scholarships for San Domenico students. All endowment funds are invested for growth and provide annual support in perpetuity. Gifts to the endowment are permanent assets and give San Domenico the power to respond to long-term needs. 

For more information about our endowed or planned giving opportunities, 
please contact the Director of Advancement, Anna Heidinger, at aheidinger@sandomenico.org.

Questions about the Annual Fund? 

Please contact the Director of Advancement, 
Anna Heidinger, at aheidinger@sandomenico.org.

SD Celebrates 

The Advancement Office partners with family volunteers to host a celebratory community event and fundraiser every spring to help support our school.

Interested in volunteering?

Please contact the Director of Annual Giving, 
Megan Gardner, at mgardner@sandomenico.org.

Please consider a gift to the San Domenico Annual Fund today! 

Your generosity, at any level, propels our school forward, strengthens our community, and makes an exceptional education possible.

Meet the Advancement Office

Anna Heidinger

Anna Heidinger

Director of Advancement
Heather Wright-Ojha

Heather Wright-Ojha

Advancement Systems Manager
Deanna Bruton

Deanna Bruton

Assistant Director of Advancement
Charis Adams

Charis Adams

Director of Alumni Engagement, Residential Faculy