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The Shield Fund

The Board of Trustees sets tuition at a competitive rate for our market, then the Headmaster and his Advancement Office invite the community's charitable gifts to help the school build a program of excellence in a physical campus that offers safety, beauty, and space to its students and teachers. The size of these charitable gifts may vary, but every gift matters.

The Shield Fund for HCA supports our mission to be a faith-driven, learning community committed to discovery, innovation, collaboration and excellence.

We ask all the members of our HCA family (Board, parents, employees, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents, and friends) to contribute to the Shield Fund each year at a level that is appropriate to their family's budget. We strive for a high participation rate which is vital as it makes a strong statement about our commitment to Harrells, especially when applying for outside grants.  Philanthropy is crucial to the ongoing academic success and financial security of the school. And unlike tuition, contributions to the Shield Fund are tax-deductible.  

Thank you for all that you do for Harrells!

Questions? Please contact Eva Thornton, Director of Advancement, at

Giving Levels


Founders Society - $100,000 or more

Newkirk Society - $50,000-99,999

Gold Society - $20,000-49,999

Green Society - $10,000-19,999

Crusader Society - $5,000-9,999

Headmaster's Society - $1,000-4,999

Friends of HCA - $500-999

Contributor - $1-499

* Donors in each society receive varying levels of recognition and gestures of appreciation. Contact Eva Thornton for full information.