Endowed Funds

The Sidwell Friends Endowment sustains the stewardship of our resources and our legacy for academic excellence. This critical foundation allows the School to attract and retain talented and diverse faculty; provide exceptional academic, arts, and athletic programs; deepen its commitment to equity, justice, and community; and offer meaningful scholarship opportunities. Through investment, the endowment generates a steady and permanent source of income to advance the School’s mission, which, in turn, supports the people, programs, and activities of Sidwell Friends and grows its long term financial sustainability.

2022/23 Fiscal Year

The fiscal year for The Sidwell Friends Fund is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Thank you for your support.

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Annual Leadership Giving Levels

Gifts received annually by Sidwell Friends School at or above the leadership level ($1,883 or more) make up a significant proportion of giving totals.

Leadership gifts in support of the School’s key priorities have the power to transform the Sidwell Friends experience for everyone in our community. They provide for Sidwell Friends today and strengthen our foundation for the future.

Generous donors who make a gift to the 1883 Society ($1,883) or more receive special recognition in our Report on Philanthropy and an invitation to the annual Loyalty and Leadership Reception. Donors at higher giving levels are acknowledged as members of the giving societies shown below and receive additional invitations. Gifts are recognized each year during our fiscal year which is July 1 – June 30. Please contact an Advancement Teammate to learn more or to discuss your philanthropy.

Sidwell Society
$50,000 and above

Head of School Society

Zartman Society

Founder's Society

Maroon and Gray Society

1883 Society


Tara Arras
Assistant Head of School for Advancement