Alexander Dawson Foundation

Alexander Dawson Foundation Overview

Alexander Dawson Foundation is located in Las Vegas, NV. The organization was established in 1960. According to its NTEE Classification (B20) the organization is classified as: Elementary & Secondary Schools, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Alexander Dawson Foundation employed 492 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Alexander Dawson Foundation generated $37.0m in total revenue. This represents a relatively dramatic decline in revenue. Over the past 5 years, the organization has seen revenues fall by an average of (10.4%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $35.1m during the year ending 06/2020. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

THE FOUNDATION, A NEVADA CHARITABLE TRUST, WAS ORGANIZED AND IS OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, ITS MISSION IS TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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THE ALEXANDER DAWSON SCHOOL IN BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO, A $49 MILLION FACILITY BUILT BY THE ALEXANDER DAWSON FOUNDATION IN 1970, PROVIDES A RIGOROUS, COLLEGE PREPARATORY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT CHALLENGES 520 STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 12 TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN MIND, BODY AND CHARACTER.DURING THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, THE SCHOOL PROVIDED $1,630,588 IN FINANCIAL AID TO 84 DESERVING AND TALENTED STUDENTS WHO OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD A DAWSON EDUCATION. IN JUNE 2020, THE SCHOOL AWARDED DIPLOMAS TO 58 GRADUATES, WHO WERE ACCEPTED TO SUCH COLLEGES AS BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, EMORY UNIVERSITY, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, AND VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY AND WERE OFFERED $5,200,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS. DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE SCHOOL OWNED AND OPERATED SUMMER CAMPS WERE NOT OFFERED.


THE ALEXANDER DAWSON SCHOOL AT RAINBOW MOUNTAIN IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, A $42 MILLION FACILITY BUILT BY THE ALEXANDER DAWSON FOUNDATION IN 2000, PROVIDES A NURTURING LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR 524 STUDENTS IN PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH GRADE EIGHT THAT CHALLENGES STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN MIND, BODY AND CHARACTER. DURING THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, THE SCHOOL PROVIDED $1,392,985 IN FINANCIAL AID TO 99 DESERVING AND TALENTED STUDENTS WHO OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD A DAWSON EDUCATION. IN JUNE 2020, THE SCHOOL GRADUATED 42 EIGHTH GRADERS, WHO HAVE GONE ON TO ATTEND LOCAL PUBLIC AND INDEPENDENT HIGH SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS, SUCH BOARDING SCHOOLS AS BERKSHIRE ACADEMY, BLAIR ACADEMY AND HOTCHKISS SCHOOL.


THE ALEXANDER DAWSON FOUNDATION SUPPORTS DAWSON SUMMER INITIATIVE (COLORADO) AND DAWSON COLLEGE BOUND (NEVADA). EACH CONSISTS OF A SUMMER PROGRAM AND A YEAR-ROUND MENTORING PROGRAM CONDUCTED ON EACH SCHOOL CAMPUS. THE PROGRAMS PROVIDE ENRICHING, INTELLECTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH-ACHIEVING PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AT NO COST TO THE PARTICIPANTS. TRANSPORTATION AND MEALS ARE ALSO PROVIDED AT NO COST. DAWSON SUMMER INITIATIVE IS AN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR HIGH-ACHIEVING PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 6 AND 7. 121 STUDENTS FROM OVER 25 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN BOULDER COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS ATTENDED 2-5 WEEKS OF INTENSIVELY COLLABORATIVE, HANDS-ON STUDY OF A PARTICULAR THEME. THE PROGRAM IS HELD AT THE LAFAYETTE CAMPUS AND PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR INQUISITIVE STUDENTS TO MEET OTHER STUDENTS FROM MANY DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, DELVE INTO ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT TOPICS IN THE NEWS, AND IDENTIFY REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS. DAWSON COLLEGE BOUND IS AN INITIATIVE THAT PROVIDES LONG-TERM ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND MENTORSHIP TO HIGH-ACHIEVING, LAS VEGAS AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH AS A BRIDGE TO COLLEGE. PUBLIC SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS BEGIN THEIR PARTICIPATION FOLLOWING 6TH GRADE AND PROGRESS THROUGH THE PROGRAM DURING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YEARS. ACTIVITIES INCLUDED A MONTH-LONG SUMMER PROGRAM, WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, SCHOOL FAIRS, SOCIAL EVENTS AND ACADEMIC ADVISING. DURING 2019-2020, 142 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED.


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Alexander Dawson Foundation Board, Officers & Key Employees

Alexander Dawson Foundation Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Haselden Construction Llc
Construction
$2,493,866
Gti
Constructions
$1,636,492
Sage Dining Services
Dining Services
$1,398,999
Kg Clean Inc
Janitorial Services
$246,343
Gatski Commercial
Commercial Real Estate And Maintenance S
$228,407
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$4,500
Related organizations$0
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$1,138,474
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $0
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$1,142,974
Total Program Service Revenue$25,924,743
Investment income $3,914,299
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $1,451,171
Net Income from Fundraising Events $185,238
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $37,005,708

Alexander Dawson Foundation Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 6 grants that Alexander Dawson Foundation has recieved totaling $311,426.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Community First Foundation

Arvada, CO

PURPOSE: GENERAL PURPOSE

$141,176
Schwab Charitable Fund

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: EDUCATION

$52,300
Schwab Charitable Fund

San Francisco, CA

PURPOSE: EDUCATION

$52,300
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund

Boston, MA

PURPOSE: For grant recipient's exempt purposes

$47,550
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: UNRESTRICTED GENERAL SUPPORT

$10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$8,100
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$5,524,075
Admin Expense-$165,000
Net Contributions$3,925
Ending Balance$5,693,000

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