Endowment

When Call Us Friends began, Sidwell Friends School's endowment of $34 million was one of the smallest, on a per-student basis, of its local and international peer schools. Call Us Friends called for the School to add $10 million to its endowment by the end of the campaign—an achievement that put SFS on a path to greater financial stability and flexibility.

Financial Aid

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Of Sidwell Friends School's 148 endowed funds, 58 are specifically dedicated to providing financial aid. Of these, nearly one-fifth were created during Call Us Friends. They support a program that in 2010-11 provided tuition assistance grants averaging two-thirds the cost of tuition to 23 percent of SFS students.

Sidwell Friends' philosophy states, in part: "We seek academically talented students of diverse cultural, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds... Above all, we seek to be a school that nurtures a genuine love of learning and teaches students to 'let their lives speak.'" Endowed funds for financial aid help foster a community in which personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and creative questioning—not economic background—are the standards by which all are appreciated.

Every member of the SFS community benefits from these funds and the students whose diversity of tradition, opinion, and background they support. To all who who contributed to securing Sidwell Friends School's financial aid program through endowed giving, we say a most heartfelt thank you!

"I feel so fortunate to work for a school that prioritizes financial aid as a core value. Financial assistance is what enables students from all backgrounds the same opportunity: the access and the privilege of a Sidwell Friends education."—Josh Wolman, Associate Head of School for Admissions and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Funds

The Greta J. Anderson '86 Scholarship Fund
The Berler Family Scholarship Fund
The Adam K. Bernstein '81 and Alison Bernstein Shulman '83 Scholarship Fund
The Diane and Norman Bernstein Family Scholarship Fund
The Edith and Edward Bernstein Scholarship Fund
The Lisa and Joshua B. Bernstein '81 Scholarship Fund
The Lisa and Joshua B. Bernstein '81 Family Scholarship Fund
The Boochever Family Scholarship Fund

The Bralove Family Scholarship Fund
The Paul Vernon Carrier Scholarship Fund
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship Fund
The Saul Z. Cohen Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Edwin I. and Nancy Dessoff Colodny '56 Family Middle Income Scholarship Fund
The Kim Coville '48 Scholarship Fund
The Helen Towner Davison Scholarship Fund
The Dozoretz Family Scholarship Fund
The Mark Watson Eager '74 Memorial Fund
The Eakin Family Fund
The Harold A. and Lorraine W. Eskew Memorial Fund
The Edward E. Ford Endowments
The Friends Middle Income Scholarship Fund
The Friends Stand Up Financial Aid Fund
The Gordon Family Scholarship Fund
The Albert A. Gore, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Fund
The Deborah Smith Hechinger '68 and John W. Hechinger, Jr. '68 Fund
The Holderness Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Maybelle C. Imhoff Scholarship Fund
The Independence Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Kendall-Laybourne Fund
The Francis K. Kernan Scholarship Fund
The Bonnie Susan Kiplinger '56 Scholarship Fund
The John and Patricia Koskinen Scholarship Fund
The Vivienne and Malcolm Lassman Scholarship Fund
The Mann-Paller Scholarship Fund
The Arthur V. Meigs '29 Memorial Fund
The Newlin Family Scholarship Fund
The Clarence F. Norment III '42 Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Elaine M. O'Regan Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund
The Ottaway Family Scholarship Fund
The Parsky Family Scholarship Fund
The Barbara Patterson Black Student Fund Scholarship Fund
The Stephanie M. Phillipps and George E. Murray Fund
The Posner Family Scholarship Fund
The Raines Family Black Student Fund Scholarship Fund
The Reader's Digest Scholarship Fund
The John B. Reeside IV '65 Scholarship Fund
The Mari Schleuning Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund
The Curt and Gertrude Schuelein Memorial Fund
The Robert A. and Betty M. Schulman Scholarship Fund
The Elizabeth Tyree Shutack '18 Scholarship Fund
The Shutack Family Fund
The Thomas W. Sidwell Scholarship Fund
The Vine Family Fund for Financial Aid
The Virginia White Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Yoskowitz Family Scholarship Fund

 

Financial aid funds in bold were established during the Call Us Friends Campaign.