Movers and Quakers Recognizes and Honors the Generosity of Young Alumni as Emerging Philanthropic Leaders

Movers and Quakers Recognizes and Honors the Generosity of Young Alumni as Emerging Philanthropic Leaders

Alumni often reflect on the influence a Quaker education has on their lives after graduation. We hear heartfelt stories of alumni who remember faculty with deep admiration, coaches and advisors who inspired them to explore new ideas and talents, and lifelong friendships which feel like family. These experiences have shaped the lives of thousands of alumni who let their lives speak in meaningful ways.

As a part of their lifelong journey with Sidwell Friends, alumni remain involved in various ways. Some return to campus to participate in Meeting for Worship or to attend various events. Others celebrate seasonal gatherings, volunteer their time, and donate funds to help current students and faculty thrive for generations to come. 

We invite all young alumni to consider making a donation to The Sidwell Friends Fund in support of the School’s highest priorities, which include financial aid for students, providing faculty with professional development opportunities, and creating engaging experiences for our students. Alumni in their first 5 to 20 years since graduation from Sidwell Friends are eligible to join Movers and Quakers, with a one-time or monthly recurring gift to the Fund.

Members of Movers and Quakers are recognized in our annual Report on Philanthropy and are invited to special events including networking opportunities as well as social engagements. This past November, we welcomed more than 100 young alumni to the inaugural Friendsgiving and look forward to hosting What’s Quakin’?, a digital engagement opportunity for alumni to learn about current and future happenings within the School.

Cat Dawson '04 shared, "Sidwell is my number one philanthropic priority because–nearly two decades after graduating–what I learned there and the friends I made both remain integral to who I am. One small way I can give back is by supporting SFS as a leadership donor; another is giving my time in service to the School as a volunteer, which is perhaps the greatest joy, as it brings me into contact with so many friends with so many different experiences at and connections to this incredible place."

For alumni, there is no better way to show support for the School than through contributions to The Sidwell Friends Fund. It will ensure that students receive the educational experience we all value in an institution that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of our nation’s capital and its neighboring communities. 


Give every year and make an impact every day

Please consider a suggested level corresponding to your year since graduation.

$25 per month or $300 annually

CLASS OF 2013-2017
$50 per month or $600 annually

CLASS OF 2008-2012
$100 per month or $1,200 annually

CLASS OF 2003-2007
$157 per month or $1,883 annually


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