Annual Fund

The Annual Fund directly advances the School’s goals of instilling in our students Quaker values, a love of learning, and a commitment to serving others. In addition to developing tremendous intellectual curiosity and skills, Quaker education develops in students a desire to be kind, empathetic, and to stand up for justice. Whether taught at circle time in the Lower School, explored in the Playback Theatre, or experienced through travel to places such as Rwanda or Uruguay, these values remain defining qualities of our students’ experience.

These principles remain vibrant because our faculty and staff, generous donors, and volunteers invest deeply in this community with the belief that our students will, and that they must, be intelligent and empathetic leaders who will help make the world more just.

The world needs Quaker education.

The Annual Fund enables us to provide a Quaker education at the highest levels and will focus on two central priorities that are paramount to a successful school year. These priorities include:

  • Financial Aid for access and affordability for the full Sidwell Friends experience
  • Faculty Professional Development opportunities that will influence the student experience

Thank you for the friendship and generosity you continue to share with this community.

Philanthropic Leaders

Second Century Society
10+ years of consecutive giving


The 1883 Society

The Maroon and Gray Society

The Friends Forever Society

The Zartman Society 

The Head of School Circle

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.