Development Office

Patrick W. Manahan, MBA, M.S.Ed.

Director of Development
(302) 892-4333

Sara E. Wilson, MPA, CFRE
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund
(302)  892-4386

Denise Jarrell
Administrative Assistant/Database Manager
(302) 892-4335

The Fund for Tatnall

The Fund for Tatnall is our annual fund. Donations to it support everything at Tatnall and enable us to continually improve our campus; provide rigorous academic, athletic, and cultural programs; and maintain quality faculty.  Recently, donor contributions led to the creation of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), the installation of a turf field, and sustainable Ecco flooring throughout Early Childhood and Lower School, renovations to our Caffe & senior lounge, and a new biology lab and classroom. These additions and more give our students countless opportunities to grow and excel.
Your gift to the 2020-2021 The Fund for Tatnall will support
  • Tatnall’s Greatest Needs
  • Academic Programs
  • The Arts
  • Athletics
  • Faculty/Staff Professional Development
  • Financial Aid
  • Technology

Annual Report

Founder's Society

Tatnall’s dedicated donors leave a lasting legacy through their continued support of our school, and it is our goal to build a culture of philanthropy that celebrates every gift, regardless of size. Every Tatnall student benefits from your gifts. We are grateful for your continued support.

When you become a member of the Founder’s Society, you join parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff, and friends who support Tatnall’s efforts to make a direct impact on students and help champion Tatnall’s rich tradition. Membership and participation in the society demonstrates an advanced level of commitment to The Tatnall School.

To join the Founder’s Society, please consider making a gift of $1,930 or more in honor of our founder, Frances D.S. Tatnall. 

Giving Clubs
Frances D.S. Tatnall Society $50,000 +
Trustee Society $25,000 +
Hebb Alliance $10,000 +
President's Union $5,000 +
Headmaster's Assembly $2,500 +
1930 Founder's Associates $1,930 +
Sedgely Circle $1,000 +
Barley Mill Club $500 +
Tatnall Associates $250 +
Century Circle $100 +

All donors receive a personal letter of thanks and documentation for tax purposes. All are also listed in the Annual Giving Report, printed each fall.
Founder’s Society members are recognized on a plaque in the school lobby and invited to a fall cocktail party hosted by the Head of School and the Board of Trustees.
All gifts must be received by June 30, 2021, to count toward this year’s total. 
"Tatnall is unique. The school brings an individualized approach to learning you can't find anyplace else. I give to the annual fund to help others have the same experience I did."

- Doug Ross, Class of 1980

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The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.