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Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders

Your gift helps TJ continue educating the next generation of leaders. Make a difference in the future of our children.

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Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders

As an independent school, Thomas Jefferson doesn’t receive funding from local, state, or federal taxpayers. Instead, our success depends on tuition and philanthropic gifts from those who see the value of TJ’s classical liberal arts, college-preparatory program. Your gift to TJ makes it possible for children in our area to experience a world-class education. Gifts to the school help fund the current year operating expenses and enrich the program.

Outside of the unrestricted Annual Giving Campaign gifts, donors also make gifts to the school for specific purposes, including scholarships; sponsorships for Steven McCollum Distinguished Speakers Series events; underwriting our fundraising events and activities; and supporting the Parent Association and Athletic Boosters, just to name a few.

Every dollar counts at TJ, and every gift to the school makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of children.

For more information about giving to TJ, please contact the Head of School, Laura McDonald, at [email protected].

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Annual Giving Campaign

By making a gift to our Annual Giving Campaign, you help TJ hire and retain the finest educators and expand our program’s effectiveness.

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Multiply Your Impact

Through a dedication to academic excellence, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School stands accountable for educating students to make the most of their abilities. You can create campaigns to highlight specific aspects of the program about which you are passionate.

Support TJ with Your Own Campaign

TJ’s Purple, Gold, and Pearls Spring Fundraiser

TJ’s Purple, Gold, and Pearls, TJ’s springtime fundraiser gala cocktail party, raises funds for current educational programs and operational costs and secures a financial future for the school.

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Planned Giving

Learn about creative ways to support Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in which TJ, you, and your loved ones all benefit at the same time.

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Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a permanent part of the new TJ Concert Hall with a handsomely engraved plaque bearing your name on one of our new theater seats.

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Leave a Legacy


of tuition revenue goes toward faculty and staff salaries and benefits


First-time donors to TJ’s Annual Giving Campaign last year


Amount of privately funded scholarships awarded to TJ students

“Every generation owes it to the next generation to give them the best advice, and the best tools that they can use to succeed in life. There is no better way to have an impact in our community than to support the education of our future generations.”

Matt Henry, TJ Supporter



Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School delivers a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum in a supportive and nurturing environment.