Darlington’s ability to provide students with the finest college preparatory experience available rests on the strength of our faculty. Like no other factor, outstanding teachers immeasurably advance the school’s academic reputation.
At Darlington, we are fortunate to have talented instructors who are committed to child-centered learning, interested in professional development and devoted to our school’s mission. To retain our top-notch teachers, and to continue to recruit faculty of the highest caliber, Darlington must offer more competitive compensation packages.
One of the highest priorities of the Second Century Campaign is to increase faculty endowment to ensure that Darlington is able to continue its tradition of teaching excellence for generations to come. We have a unique opportunity to honor legendary faculty from Darlington’s past and to support the faculty of today and the future by making a gift to the campaign in support of faculty endowment.
Prior to the start of this campaign, the Board evaluated the school’s salary structure and found that salaries were inadequate for the quality required of faculty. The Board set a goal to move faculty salaries into the top third of peer schools over the next five years. By making this commitment to increasing compensation, we are demonstrating that our teachers deserve our respect and an income that reflects their dedication to students. Darlington is working to ensure that our teachers continue to be the school’s most treasured resource.
Because we expect the highest quality of instruction for all students, we also support our faculty through opportunities for professional development and state-of-the-art classroom instructional resources. The Second Century Campaign will substantially increase endowment designated for faculty salaries and support.
To retain our top-notch teachers, and to continue to recruit faculty of the highest caliber, Darlington must offer more competitive compensation packages.
Ways to support Darlington faculty
An outright gift to the campaign designated for faculty endowment
Through endowed naming opportunities:
- Faculty Chair, $1,000,000 each
- * English Department
- Fine Arts Department
- History Department
- Math Department
- Science Department
- World Languages Department
- * Already named
- Master Teacher Fund, $100,000 each
- Faculty Development/ Research Fund, $100,000 each
To find out how you can support Darlington’s faculty, contact the Second Century Campaign at (866) 534-1905, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.