Building Our Future, The Campaign for The Diener School

We are excited to announce the launch of our capital campaign with the aim of raising a minimum of 5 million dollars.

Our capital campaign will allow us to develop a school complete with ideal indoor and outdoor learning spaces, secure lasting financial and institutional stability, and position us to cement a legacy for years to come.

By raising the banner of philanthropy and beginning a capital campaign, we aim to affirm our place as an outstanding nurturer and educator of students with learning differences.

This campaign, move, and facility will literally and reputationally "put Diener on the map." It's potential atypically needed, distinctive, and brimming for the students and families its serve. Its faculty deserves this canvas for their teaching brilliance and creativity.
— Dick Jung, Board Member

Building Our Reserves

Supporting the higher cost of operations associated with our own school facility as well as the programmatic needs of our growing student population will require more financial resources. Building our reserves will help enable the school to address those challenges and secure a positive future.

Our Capital Campaign Objectives

The focus of our Capital Campaign is financial stability and a more secure future.

That will be accomplished in two ways:

• First, by establishing a lasting home that is appropriately engaging for students, attractive to current and prospective community members, and enhancing both our enrollment capacity and commitment to excellence.

• Second, by helping to enhance Diener’s finances, we will be able to improve programming and serve more students in need of our special capabilities prudently.

Our Capital Campaign objective is $5 million to meet these worthy needs.

Should we exceed our goal, the Campaign will enable us, in a second phase following completed renovations, to construct an additional, state-of-the-art gymnasium that is tailored to our student population and reflects our strong belief in the connection between movement, learning, and the health benefits to our students, while offering the opportunity for us to accelerate the repayment of our debt.

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Diener was able to support our son and family when we needed the most. Diener is a special community and we want more families to benefit from all the wonderful aspects of the program.
— Shari Abramson, Alumni Parent

Partner with Us


Of course, we wouldn’t be able to support our children’s academic and social needs and inspire minds for a lifetime, without you.

We invite you to join us on this crucial journey as we work together to ensure the financial stability of our school and fulfill our mission of creating an engaging learning environment for our unique population.

All the skills I learned at Diener allowed me to build my confidence, self-growth, and realize that I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to and that anything was possible.
— Camille, Alumni Student

“A Sneak Peek of Our New “Nest”

Campaign At A Glance


Raised To Date


Total Number of Gifts

Can you help us reach our goal?

Thank you for helping us build our future!



James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Craig B. Laub

Dave Burman

Gary and Pennie Abramson Charitable Foundation

Jillian and Scott Copeland

John and Dade McMahon


$50,000 - $99,000


Eric Volkman and Kendall Burman

Jonathan and Shawn Capon

Katy Vilardo

Leslie Padilla and Michael McNair

Michael and Deb Warsaw

Tom and Taylor Craig

The Padilla Family

The Rubin Family


$25,000 - $49,999


Beth Freedman and Lee Berner

Dr. Jennifer London

The Bender Foundation

Kim and Arnie Hiller

Arlie Friedlander and Family

Joe and Sally Beemsterboer

Unice Lieberman and Stephan Diamond

Ron and Joy Paul Family Foundation


$10,000 - $24,999



Ashley and Doug Kollme

Dominique Simard and Rodney Schmidt

Doris and John Sickler

Galena Yorktown Foundation

James and Diana Shevlin

James and Elizabeth Dodson

Jennifer and Matt Berzok

JoAnne Carter and Mike Maleski

Kathy and Jimmy Chumas

Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Poretsky

Rob Hendin and Lauren Aronson

Skip and Lynn Anderson

Suki and Russ Munsell

The Anthony Family

The Lambo Family

The Reed Foundation

The Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Foundation

$1 - $9,999

Alex Radice and Jessica Torres

Amanda Garzon

Brett Lambo and Brooke Daniels

Christina and Patrick Cary

Clark Construction

Deanie and Terry Kepler

Dick Jung

Ed and Kathy Quinn

Erica and John Hurvitz

Jaclyn and Josh Bailey

Jaspal and Sharon Ahluwalia

Kristine Manlove-Casa and Lu Casa

Laurie and Mitchell Aaronson

Lois and Michael McCabe

Marlin and David Feldman

Martha Lynch

The Scheinkman Family

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