Support the Annual Fund

Each Dawson school year is filled with wonderful opportunities to celebrate our amazing community, and
we are so grateful to all who continue to support our efforts. We are deeply appreciative of our families’ confidence in our ability to give children an exceptional educational experience and to keep them both physically and emotionally safe and healthy. It’s your belief in The Alexander Dawson School that keeps us going each day, no matter the challenges and obstacles we face. And it is this whole community – the students, families, faculty, staff, friends, and alumni – that make us who we are: resilient, strong, creative, and determined leaders and educators. That’s the Dawson Difference

There are several areas in which you can contribute to help Dawson as we actualize our Mission and Vision:
  • Access & Affordability
  • Athletics
  • Facilities & Safety
  • Professional Development
  • Rooted in Values (any area of greatest need)
Thank you in advance for joining us on this impactful journey in support of our amazing school.

In gratitude,
Andrew Bishop, Assistant Head of School 
The Alexander Dawson School 

Annual Fund FAQ

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  • What is the Dawson Annual Fund?

    The Dawson Annual Fund is the School’s annual giving campaign that raises critical philanthropic dollars to support the daily operations of the School during the current academic year. It is Dawson’s number one fundraising priority, as it allows the School to fully live its Mission and achieve its Vision.
  • Why should I support the Dawson Annual Fund?

    The Alexander Dawson School is an independent, not-for-profit, school; therefore, it does not receive state or federal funding. The School relies entirely on tuition dollars and draws from the Alexander Dawson Foundation’s endowment to cover the cost of our bond (i.e., a mortgage payment), as well as charitable donations from the community to educate our students and provide the incredible faculty and programs that make Dawson so great.
  • May I designate where my donation dollars are spent?

    Annual Fund dollars support every facet of the Dawson experience. The School, therefore, allows you to designate your gift toward any of these priorities to help Dawson as we actualize our Mission and Vision:
    • Access & Affordability
    • Athletics
    • Facilities & Safety
    • Professional Development
    • Rooted in Values (any area of greatest need)
    We encourage you to follow The Alexander Dawson School on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and read the Petroglyph magazine to see great stories and photos throughout the year of your investment at work.
  • Why is 100% participation important?

    Giving percentages serve as the measure by which corporations and foundations rate involvement from faculty and families. They also see it as an endorsement of the School's mission and vision.
  • What are the different ways to give to the Annual Fund?

  • What is a leadership gift?

    Support the School, community and our students with a Leadership Gift to the Dawson Annual Fund. Your generosity propels our School forward, strengthens our community, and makes Dawson a place like no other in the nation. Leadership giving provides a signal to all other donors that an Alexander Dawson School education is a valuable resource in our community.

    A leadership gift is a large donation made by a single person or people, a foundation, or friend of Dawson that inspires others to contribute and participate. We are grateful for each and every gift to the Annual Fund!
    The Henderson Founders’ Society: $50,000 and above
    The Red Rock Society: $25,000-$49,999
    The Dawson Society: $10,000-$24,999
    Platinum Circle: $5,000-$9,999
    Diamond Circle: $2,500-$4,999
    Other giving levels include:
    Gold Circle: $1,000-$2,499
    Silver Circle: $500-$999
    Bronze Circle: $250-$499
    Supporters: $249 & below
  • Are donations tax-deductible?

    The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, LLC is part of the Alexander Dawson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization formed in Nevada. The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain is a nurturing learning community for boys and girls in preschool through grade eight that challenges students to achieve excellence in mind, body, and character. Your donation to the school or Foundation in excess of the value of goods or services received may be tax-deductible.
  • Who can I contact for more information?

    Please contact Andrew Bishop at for additional information.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.