Student Financial Aid Support

The School hosts a series of events benefiting the Financial Aid Program including the Next-to-New Sale, Out & About with Faculty and Friends, A Night for Scholars, and Tennis Round Robin.

These events are 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 e-newsletters. There are volunteer opportunities available to fit every schedule!

Event Dates

The following events are planned for the 2016/17 school year:

  • Next-to-New Sale: October 14-16, 2016
  • Out & About with Faculty and Friends: October 2016-March 2017
  • A Night for Scholars: April 22, 2017
  • Tennis Round Robin: May 21, 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities: September 2016 – June 2017

In addition to giving and volunteering, you are invited to consider becoming an event sponsor. Sponsorship is open to individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations. Event sponsorship levels begin at $500.

By sponsoring School fundraising events, you are directly supporting the Financial Aid Program. Sidwell Friends is a leader in financial aid, dedicating 16 percent of the operating budget to the program. The average grant is two-thirds of tuition; currently one in five students receives some assistance. The Next-to-New Sale, Out & About with Faculty and Friends, A Night for Scholars and Tennis Round Robin contribute more than $600,000 to the student financial aid budget annually.

To learn more, please contact Jessie Jacobson, Director of Special Events at or 202-537-8442.

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, please contact Julia Breskin, Advancement Associate, at 202-537-8132 or