From the Clerk of the Board of Trustees

Dear Friends,

Even with a few unique challenges to begin the year, we hope that 2022 is off to a great start for you and your family.

The donor stories highlighted in this issue of Advancing Friends remind us that endowments, Annual Fund gifts, and volunteer efforts are shaping the future of our students and setting the stage for a stronger Sidwell Friends in 2022 and beyond. They also inspire us because they demonstrate how individual actions and generosity can transform this entire community.

Please enjoy these stories, and let them illuminate possibilities for how you can make a difference in 2022 for Sidwell Friends students, faculty, and staff.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy year!

In friendship,

Mark Jacobsen P’24, ’27
Clerk of Board of Trustees


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