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!


A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Carlynn & Larry Silverman Foundation - Harwood & Dickstein Families
Craig B. Laub
DeeAnn and Dave Burman
Gary & Pennie Abramson Charitable Foundation
John & Dade McMahon
Jonathan & Shawn Capon
Kathy & Jody Dreyfuss
Scott & Jillian Copeland

$50,000 - $99,000

Dr. Jennifer London
Eric Volkman & Kendall Burman
Joe & Amanda Kasper
Katy Vilardo
Leslie Padilla & Michael McNair
Michael & Deb Warsaw
The Padilla Family
The Rubin Family
Tom & Taylor Craig


$25,000 - $49,999

Ann & Bobby Copeland
Beth Freedman & Lee Berner
James & Diana Shevlin
Joe & Sally Beemsterboer
Kim & Arnie Hiller
Roger Pollak & Whitney Pinger
Ron & Joy Paul Family Foundation
Skip & Lynn Anderson
The Bender Foundaton
The Friedlander Family
Unice Lieberman & Stephan Diamond

$1 - $24,999

James & Kay Pitts
Jane Weiman
Jaspal & Sharon Ahluwalia
Jennifer & Matt Berzok
Jennifer Dryer & Kurt Reisenberg
Jessica Torres & Alex Radice
Jimmy & Kathy Chumas
JoAnne Carter & Michael Maleski
John & Doris Sickler
John & Katherine Coleman
Kristine Manlove-Casa & Lu Casa
Laurie & Mitchell Aaronson
Lisa & Greg Galipeau
Lois & Michael McCabe
Lynn & Jim Klein
Margaret Magill
Marlin & David Feldman
Martha Lynch
Mary Agee
May Construction
Michael Bailey
Molly Freeland & Ryan Richie
Morgan Stanley
Mr. & Mrs. Joel R. Poretsky
Patricia King Jackson
Rob Hendin & Lauren Aronson
Robert Kaufman
Scott & Janine Kaufman
Suki & Russ Munsell
The Anthony Family
The Bernstein Family Foundation
The Clark-Moreno Family
The Ennis Family
The Lambo Family
The Phase Foundation
The Reed Foundation
The Rona & Jeffrey Abramson Foundation
The Scheinkman Family
The Yarvin Family
Victor Steiger
Wendy & Eddie Gross
William & Emily Simone

$1 - $24,999

Adam & Rachel Siegel
Alex & Amy Herndon
Alice M. Gravely Charitable Fund
Amanda & William Lockhart
Amanda Garzon
Ashley & Doug Kollme
Barbara Friedman
Barry & Rona Siegel
Christina & Patrick Cary
Christopher & Marissa Walter
Clark Construction
David Rosenberg
Deanie & Terry Kepler
Debbie & Alan Frankfurt
Dick Jung
Dominique Simard & Rodney Schmidt
Dr. Gary London
Ed & Ellen Nemeroff
Ed & Kathy Quinn
Elaine Ragone
Ellen Gercke
Eric & Sarah Ten Siethoff
Erica & John Hurvitz
Erik & Stephanie Weinberg
Evan Halper & Erin Carroll
Galena Yorktown Foundation
Gary Stein
Gorove Slade Associates
Harold & Bonnie Himmelman
Jaclyn & Joshua Bailey
Jae Burnett
James & Elizabeth Dodson
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