The Hopper Fund is GDS's annual giving program, and makes up nearly 7% of the operating budget. This fund supports all current operations and financial aid. An investment in the Hopper Fund provides support for all of our programming, facilities, staff salaries, professional development, and allows us to offer more robust financial aid packages. Quite simply, the Hopper Fund supports everything, every day.
When you support the Hopper Fund, your gift goes straight to work. Here are some ways the 1,429 Hopper Fund donors supported GDS last year:
in financial support
bus rides for students, faculty and staff
balls for high school athletics
pounds of clay for high school studio arts
meatballs in the new LMS cafe