Friend to Friend

What is Friend to Friend?

Friend to Friend, formerly Events for Student Scholarships, is a series of events benefiting the Sidwell Friends School Financial Aid Program. Friend to Friend is a way to get involved, get connected and support financial aid.

For more than 40 years, Sidwell Friends has provided need based financial aid and called on members of the community to participate in making these philanthropic events a success.  Look for information on these events throughout the year in the weekly newsletters, there are volunteer opportunities available to fit every schedule!

Sponsorship Opportunities: September 2014 – June 2015

In addition to giving and volunteering, you are invited to consider becoming a program sponsor. Sponsorship is open to individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations.  Overall program sponsorship levels begin at $1,000,specific event sponsorship begins at $500.

By sponsoring Friend to Friend, you are directly supporting the Financial Aid Program.  Please view the sponsorship levels hereSidwell Friends is a leader in financial aid, dedicating 16% of the School’s operating budget to the program.  The average grant is two thirds of tuition and currently one in five students receives some assistance.  Friend to Friend contributes over $600,000 to the student financial aid budget annually.

In addition to overall sponsorship of the program, there are four events planned for the 2014-2015 school year:

1) Next-To-New Sale: October 16 - 18, 2014

2) Out and About with Faculty and Friends: January 2014 – May 2015

3) Online Auction: April 6-12, 2015 

4) Live & Silent Auction: April 18, 2015

5) Tennis Event: May 17, 2015


To begin the dialogue or to learn more, please contact please contact Jessie Jacobson, director of special events, at or 202-527-8442. 

Facts about Student Financial Aid

  • Financial aid includes tuition and non-tuition assistance (e.g., tutoring, after-school care, books, and transportation).
  • The average tuition grant is 2/3 of the tuition.
  • Currently 1 in 5 students receives financial aid assistance.
  • SFS is a leader in dedicating 16% of the tuition income to financial aid.


To learn more about Friend to Friend and how you can support these important fundraisers, please contact Jessie Jacobson, director of special events, at 202-537-8110 or