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Tartan Endowment

Establish a legacy with the Tartan Endowment

The Tartan Endowment provides permanent financial stability for future generations of Scots. Learn more about our greatest needs, the different funds, and how to donate below.

To view the generous donors to all our Tartan Endowment Funds, visit the Tartan Donors list.

sustaining fund

Support our greatest needs

The Sustaining Fund is our most critical endowment fund that helps meet the greatest needs of the Education Foundation and Highland Park ISD. Due to the uncertainty of state funding from year to year and the variability in annual fundraising efforts, the Sustaining Fund is the key to achieving long term, financial independence for our great district. 

faculty fund

Support district-wide faculty needs

Over 80% of HPISD's budget is spent on human capital. Our Faculty Fund provides important support for the district to recruit and retain the best and brightest educators and administrators for our students. One of the key ways our Faculty Fund helps is by granting funds for bottom-line budget salary support, without which the district would face budget cuts. Please consider donating to one of our existing funds! Minimum to establish a named fund is $25,000.

program fund

Support specific programmatic needs

The Program Fund is composed of donor-designated funds that meet various programmatic needs and interests of HPISD. From mental health to the arts to an endowed Distinguished Chair program, the Education Foundation works closely with the District to align donor interest with educational needs to ensure our Program Fund is making a helpful impact on our student body. Please consider donating to one of our existing funds! Minimum to establish a named fund is $50,000.

athletic fund

Support the academic and active needs of district-wide athletics

Thanks to a collaborative partnership among the Foundation, HPISD Athletics Department, and Sports Club, the Athletic Fund offers a unique way to support the athletic and educational needs of our students. Gifts to this fund are split, with 65% of the fund assisting the operational needs of Athletics, which are often at risk with budget cuts, and 35% of the fund assisting the general endowment and the district's greatest needs. The Athletic Fund recognizes that every athlete is a student, and every coach is a teacher.

scholarship fund

Establish a higher-ed scholarship for HPHS seniors

The Education Foundation grants more than $100,000 in scholarships to graduating HPHS seniors each year. To learn more about our scholarship program and view a listing of scholarships, visit our scholarship homepage here. Please consider donating to one of our existing funds! Minimum to establish a named fund is $50,000.

student needs fund

Support the needs of current HPISD students

Established in 2020, the Student Needs Fund supports the critical needs of students currently attending HPISD schools, such as support for extracurricular activities and supplies. Each year, the gifts that comprise this pooled fund are read at Honors Day. Any gift to this pooled fund makes a difference! Minimum donation for published donor recognition is $10,000.

You can make a gift of any size to an already existing endowed fund by completing the donation form below and noting which fund you’re supporting in the comment box. If you’re interested in establishing a new endowed fund, please contact us at or 214-780-4060.

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