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 2019-2020 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.

2022 Annual Benefit

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported the HPDS Gala this year!  It was a fun and successful evening in support of the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund!  We are grateful to everyone who contributed in some way – thank you!

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors!


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 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 [email protected] or Julie Barrera at [email protected] 

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.

We have a special event this year!

We are celebrating Hyde Park Day School – Chicago campus principal Evan Hammontree’s time at HPDS with Evan’s Encore: Running for Bright Futures. Mr. Hammontree will run a 100-mile journey over the course of five weeks, linking all three campuses in order to raise awareness about children with learning disabilities, as well as the specialized supports that Hyde Park Day School provides.

Click here to visit the fundraising site and learn more about Evan’s Encore!

Make a Gift Today

Planned Gifts

Strategic Growth Fund

Does Hyde Park Day School feel like a great fit for your child?