Advancing Friends

Advancing Friends highlights some of the many members of our community who make and benefit from generous contributions to Sidwell Friends.

Greetings

As we began our research for Advancing Friends—a newsletter highlighting some of the many members of our community who make and benefit from generous contributions to Sidwell Friends—we recognized several parallels between our stories. 

In two of the profiles, you will meet families with children at each end of the Sidwell Friends educational experience. One features parents new to the School who are excited by the many ways their children are engaging with social and ethical issues. The other features the parent of a recent alumna who is watching his daughter put her values-based education to work during her first year in college. 

Another set of stories illustrate how current students and an alumnus turn their talents toward the broader community through their life-science research—specifically, on a path that begins in Melanie Fields’ Biology 1A classes and leads to projects with significant social impacts. 

We hope that you enjoy these stories and leave with an appreciation of how philanthropic support lifts the emerging leaders within the Sidwell Friends community. 

Winter 2019

BEGINNING THE JOURNEY
Parents Joe Amprey III and Daphne Dufresne explain what inspires their Annual Fund giving.

Bruce Altevogt ’94 considers his Sidwell Friends education and the impact of financial aid.
These Upper Schoolers are already exploring—and impacting—today's most-pressing biological questions.

LABORATORY LEARNING
Beginning in Biology 1A, Sidwell Friends students pursue extraordinary scientific endeavors.

CONNECTING THE DOTS
Annual Fund Volunteer Greg Cork (P ’18) describes his new perspective as a “Parent of Alumna.”