Lower School students throwing balls
  • The Hopper
  • Fund Impact
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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:

$2.3 MIL

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

Contact Us

Ashley Doherty

Ashley Doherty

Director of Annual Giving
Alissa Peruzzini

Alissa Peruzzini

Development and Stewardship Manager