Annual Giving

Every year, annual gifts are made to support our students, their families, and our staff. We cannot thank you enough for the immediate and powerful impact these generous gifts make to our school.

HPDS is pleased to share its Annual Report for the 2018-2019 Fiscal year.

Our Annual Appeal

Each year, Hyde Park Day School asks alumni, parents, Board members and friends to make a gift to the Annual Appeal. Gifts to the annual fund provide the school with the flexibility in meeting immediate operating expenses and sustaining critical programs that provide the best educational option in the Chicagoland area for children who struggle with learning disabilities.

Gifts may be designated for:

  • General operating support
  • Scholarship
  • Other school-designated needs
The Annual Benefit Event

Hyde Park Day School’s annual benefit is a highly impactful event where parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the community join together for an evening of fun and philanthropy.

Proceeds from the event support The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund.

2021 Annual Benefit

Here’s a special announcement from our 2021 Gala Co-Chairs!

This year’s “tickets” will essentially be contribution levels. Contribution levels of $500+ will have perks included; descriptions of those perks can be found on the ticket order page. There will be an opportunity during the GiveSmart checkout process to opt-out of perks. It is not necessary to purchase a ticket in order to participate in bidding or attend the live presentation on April 23rd. If you would like to bid, however, you must register on GiveSmart. Once you create an account you will be able to bid on auction items. More details to come!

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors!

  • Dinner – Vanya and Mark Weglarz
  • Cocktail Hour – The McDermott Family
  • Cocktail Hour – Ted and Katie Karn
  • Auctioneer – Shaun Hartley and Michele Amatangelo
  • Dessert – Goddess and the Baker
  • Online Bidding System: Brian and Janet Hoffman
  • Media Sponsor – Sheridan Road Magazine

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Speeches from our 2020 Annual Gala

How to Support the Annual Benefit:

  • Volunteer on one of many committees
  • Check out the sponsorship opportunities and consider pledging your support
    • Some companies will match sponsorship donations; check at your office
  • Reach out to your favorite businesses and restaurants to obtain a great item for the auction
  • Buy tickets or a table for the event
  • Make a gift at the Paddle Raise
  • Donate a bottle of wine to the Wine Pull (accepting donations now at each campus)

Questions about the Annual Benefit? Please contact Maureen McCarthy at mmccarthy@hydeparkday.org

The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund

We believe that financial ability should not prohibit students of average-to-superior ability, who have learning disabilities, the opportunity to receive an innovative and comprehensive education. HPDS’ Bright Futures Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to children in order to attend our school. Nearly one third of our students receive some type of financial assistance to attend Hyde Park Day School.

Support for the scholarship fund comes from a variety of sources, including parents, alumni and other friends. In recent years, we have designated all proceeds from the Annual Benefit to the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund.

Make a Gift Today

Planned Gifts

Strategic Growth Fund

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