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Your Support Matters

Stories from students, faculty, and parents demonstrate how your support helps to create a special sense of place at Thaden School.

Please consider making Thaden School your philanthropic priority. We invite you to explore the initiatives below to find one that is meaningful to you.

Area of Greatest Need

One of the most powerful and immediate ways you can help students is by providing immediate and flexible funding for urgent needs, support programs, and initiatives. It benefits every student, every day. 



Academic Enhancements

This fund supports immersive domestic and global learning opportunities for Thaden students including the Grade 8 Capstone, the Intensives program, Grade 10 amd 11 College Tours, the Peer Leadership program, Living Latin in NYC, and more! 



As students, you’ve experienced life-changing opportunities – from professional internships to international excursions and meaningful relationships with faculty members. Help ensure today’s students have access to these same great opportunities by giving back your time, treasure, or talent to the area on campus that means most to you. 



Contributions to this fund provide invaluable support for Thaden student-athletes by promoting student sport culture on campus, enhancing the in-game experiences across sports, and creating memorable Barnstormer experiences. Monies are used to cover costs associated with equipment purchases, club sport participation, team registration, travel expenses, and more.


Facilities and Grounds

This fund supports Thaden School’s dedicated building and grounds team as they respond and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our campus, from general year-round maintenance of native prairie areas and the Thaden Gardens to facilities improvements and safety precautions. 




Faculty and Staff Development

Proceeds designated for this fund support the world class teachers at Thaden School by providing opportunities for continued professional development including teaching fellowships, staff appreciation gifts, and educational resources. Donors are welcome to make a gift in honor of a specific faculty or staff member who has been impactful to them.


Performing and Visual Arts

This fund supports opportunities for Thaden Students to experience culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse performing and visual arts education programming on campus and around the globe. 


Signature Programs

Thaden School's Signature Programs: Meals, Reels, or Wheels provide unique educational opportunities for students to combine multiple fields of study and engage with community partners in ways that foster a strong sense of civic responsibility.