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  • Multi-Year Gift Our Multi-Year Giving Society Members made generous donation pledges at our 1st and 2nd annual fundraising "Building a Bright Future" breakfast events. These donations will allow us to perform better strategic planning regarding our existing programs, as well the feasibility of undertaking any new programs. DEF's ability to reach our potential will be a direct result of such leadership gifts and those to come in the future.

  • Annual Members/One-time Gift Our Annual Members support us by selflessly giving at various levels within their means. Every dollar counts and is used to further the mission of promoting excellence in education in Dare County.

  • Without the support of our Annual Members, we would not be able to serve this community. (**Please note that in order to apply for grants and/or tuition, National Boards or PRAXIS reimbursements, you MUST be a current member. See our Grant application or Reimbursement Guidelines for more info.) To become a member, please click here to be directed to our secure, online form. Or, you can print our membership form and return it to us with a check or money order to: DEF, PO Box 959, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.

  • Program Sponsor Our Program Sponsors make benevolent donations to a specific program or event that they are passionate about - so they control what program their investment funds. You can support our Dare to Imagine's 21st Century Skills Grants, Dare to Inspire, Dare to Succeeed, AVID, our Endowment Fund, the Excellence in Education Celebration, Run Hill Ridge and/or Hatteras Affordable Teacher Housing this way. Alternatively, if you have a great program idea that you would like to see become a reality, we would be happy to work with you to develop it, including allowing for naming opportunities!

  • (Your investment + inspiration) + our perspiration = Innovative new learning opportunites for DCS students! To become a program sponsor for an established program, please click here to be directed to our secure, online form. Or, if you have a new program idea, please contact our Executive Director, Elisabeth Piff, at 252-255-5545.

  • Planned Giving Planned Giving donors have done some thoughtful and professionally informed estate planning which will allow them to contribute to the Dare Education Foundation either during, or after, their lifetimes. This can be accomplished through a variety of living trusts, annuities or provisions in a Will or testamentary trust. While helping to support DEF, these options can also allow for significant tax savings, asset protection and other benefits for the donor(s). For additional information about planned giving, please contact our Executive Director, Elisabeth Piff, at 252-255-5545.

  • Start a Scholarship Fund! Scholarship progenitors have the opportunity to control the terms of the award, as well as naming opportunities and/or the ability to sit on the scholarship committee that makes the final award determination. What better way is there to honor a cherished family member or teacher than to give the gift of an affordable education? For additional information about sponsoring a scholarship, please contact our Executive Director, Elisabeth Piff, at 252-255-5545.

  • Endowment Fund To make this type of donation, please contact our Executive Director, Elisabeth Piff, at 252-255-5545.

  • Endowment Fund To make this type of donation, please contact our Executive Director, Elisabeth Piff, at 252-255-5545.

  • Additional Funding Types The Dare Education Foundation is happy to facilitate gifts of stock, real and/or personal property, IRAs and/or other retirement accounts, life insurance, etc. To make this type of donation, please contact our Executive Director, Elisabeth Piff, at 252-255-5545.