Annual Fund

The world needs Quaker education, and the Annual Fund helps Sidwell Friends provide it.

A Quaker education teaches students kindness, empathy, and the importance of standing up for justice. It instills intellectual curiosity and a commitment to serving others. Whether our students soak up these ideas during circle time at Lower School, explore them in the Middle School’s Playback Theatre, or experience them through travel to places such as Rwanda or Uruguay, Quaker values define our students’ experience.

These principles remain vibrant because our faculty and staff, generous donors, and volunteers invest deeply in a shared belief: that our students will, and must, become intelligent and empathetic leaders who will help make the world more just.

The Annual Fund enables Sidwell Friends to provide Quaker education at the highest levels by focusing on two priorities:

  • Financial aid, which promotes access and affordability
  • Faculty professional development, which helps great teachers continue to bring fresh skills and knowledge to the classroom

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

2017/18 Annual Fund at a Glance

  • $3.25 million raised
  • 2,622 donors gave
  • 24 percent of donors were alumni
  • 55 percent of faculty participated
  • 80 percent of current families participated

Leadership Giving Levels

Second Century Society
10+ years of consecutive alumni giving


1883 Society

Maroon and Gray Society

Founders' Society

Zartman Society

Head of School Society

Sidwell Society
$50,000 and above

2018/19 Fiscal Year

The fiscal year for the 2018/19 Annual Fund is July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. Thank you for your support.

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Lessons for Life

Dia Ruocco

Director of Development, Annual Giving and Leadership