Annual Fund

The Annual Fund will focus on two central priorities this year that are paramount to a successful 2014-2015 school year. These priorities include:

Financial Aid for access and affordability for the full Sidwell Friends experience:

  • ·Having a dynamic student population with a diverse array of opportunities is central to our Quaker tradition. This year alone, 24% of our students will receive approximately $6,500,000 of financial aid support. This includes tuition and fees as well as other needs such as athletic equipment, student services and technology support.

Faculty Professional Development opportunities that will influence students immediately – one area of focus this year will be on developing a shared understanding of the nature of interdisciplinary work. Examples of interdisciplinary work occurring this academic year as a result of grants for faculty professional development are:

  • The 6th Grade Interdisciplinary Deep Dive project will address the question, “How do we create a sustainable world while maximizing global quality of life?” Students will build a model of a Green Home, write a research paper justifying location and energy type, create a blueprint of the home, generate a regional map, develop promotional materials:website, brochure, video, write and perform an elevator pitch, and will be prepared to defend their ideas in front of a panel of experts.
  • ┬čIn the Lower School, the 2nd grade team plans to increase the interdisciplinary aspect of their American Indian unit by launching it with a study of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.They will also shift their focus to the tribes of Maryland and Virginia and establish partnerships for service learning.

On behalf of the board of trustees, thank you for your generosity to Sidwell Friends School.

Philanthropic Leaders

Second Century Society
10+ years of consecutive giving

The 1883 Society
$1,000−$2,499

The Maroon and Gray Society
$2,500−$4,999

The Friends Forever Society
$5,000−$9,999

The Zartman Society 
$10,000−$24,999

The Head of School Circle
$25,000−$49,999

The Sidwell Circle
$50,000 and above

Contact Information

If you are interested in making a gift to the Annual Fund or becoming a volunteer, please contact Dia Karakantas, director of annual giving, at 202-537-8440.