The Fund for Tatnall

The Tatnall School is a dynamic educational institution supported by the financial generosity of our entire Tatnall family. Annual Giving generates momentum for Tatnall, and is a means for all Alumni, Parents, and Friends to help set Tatnall apart.
Gifts to The Fund for Tatnall support all areas of school life - Academic, Arts, and Athletic programs, student activities, campus enhancements, faculty and staff recruitment and enrichment, community and cultural programming, tuition assistance, and much more.
Many elements of the Tatnall experience are enhanced by Annual Giving, including:
  • Our robust and rigorous Academic Program
  • Best-in-Class Art, Music, and Theater programs
  • Our treasured Athletic programs and facilities
  • Joyful and memorable student experiences 
  • Environmental and Outdoor learning on our 110-acre campus 
  • Professional Development for our beloved Faculty and Staff 
  • Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance 
  • Leadership and Community initiatives
  • A thoughtful and dynamic Technology and Innovation program
The support of our Tatnall community means everything to us, and provides vital opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Gifts of every size make a difference, and strong participation from Alumni and Parents are the watermarks of an outstanding independent school.

We hope you will consider maximizing your generosity by increasing your pledge, setting up recurring payments, pursuing a Company Match through your employer, or considering a legacy gift through the Red Oak Legacy Society. Our Annual Giving team would love to speak with you about these unique opportunities to support Tatnall.

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

The Founder's Society ($1,930 and above)
   Frances D.S. Tatnall Society $25,000 +
   Laird Legacy $15,000 +
   Hebb Alliance $10,000 +
   Sedgely Circle $5,000 +
   The 1930 Club $1,930 +

Black and Gold Assembly ($1 - $1,929)

   Myers Association $1,000 +
   Beekley Foundation $500 +
   Barley Mill Club $250 +
   Swords and Shields Circle $100 +
   Friends of Tatnall $99 and below

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, 2022, to count toward this year’s total. 

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"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

Development Office

Patrick W. Manahan, MBA, M.S.Ed.
Director of Development
(302) 892-4333

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

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.