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.

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.

Check out Sheridan Road Magazine’s coverage of last year’s event here.

2024 Annual Benefit

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2024 Gala!

It was a great success.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a live and silent auction, an inspiring alumni speaker, and more, and raised much-needed revenue for the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund!

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

  • Cocktail Hour: Sean and Leslie Lannan, Neal and Amanda Laabs
  • Cocktail Hour Hors d’oeuvres: Janet and Brian Hoffman
  • Online Bidding: Insight Financial Partners, LLC.
  • Auctioneer: Aimée and Marcus Davis
  • Dessert: The Frezados Masius Rieger Foundation
  • Decorations: Andy Colyer and Marion Henry
  • Invitations and Design: Principal Manufacturing
  • Student Artwork: Matt Reilein and Lizzy Whitehorn
  • Valet and Coat Check: The Lymangood Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Media:


How to Support the Annual Benefit:

  • Volunteer on one of many committees
  • Check out the 2024 Gala Underwriting Opportunities to consider pledging your support
    • Some companies will match underwriting 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)

Special thanks to Lucia Ramos for many of this year’s Gala photos.

Questions about the Annual Benefit? Please contact Maureen McCarthy at [email protected]

The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund

We believe that limited financial ability should not prohibit students the opportunity to receive an innovative and comprehensive education. HPDS’ Bright Futures Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to bright students with learning disabilities 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. All proceeds from the Annual Benefit are allocated to the Bright Futures Scholarship Fund.

Make a Gift Today

Make a Gift Today

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts

Strategic Growth Fund

Strategic Growth Fund

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