The Annual Fund Giving Program was initiated in the 2006-2007 school year to uphold and improve our standards for the education of our students. Each year since 1953, the cost of providing a UDS education has exceeded tuition revenue. The current gap between tuition and the cost per student is approximately 10% and continues to grow each year as the cost of education rises. Annual Giving provides the unrestricted dollars needed to balance the budget after taking into account tuition funds and income from the school’s endowment.

Gifts to the Annual Fund helps ensure:

  • A low student/faculty ratio
  • A challenging academic program and rich extracurricular activities
  • A faculty of the highest caliber
  • A talented and diverse student body