Movers and Quakers


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 Sidwell Friends Fund, at a suggested level corresponding to the years since graduation.

Alumni often reflect on the influence a Quaker education has on their lives after graduation. By making a donation to the Fund and joining fellow Alumni as a member of Movers and Quakers, you are supporting the School’s highest priorities, which include financial aid for students, providing faculty with development opportunities, and creating engaging experiences for our students.

Together, as Alumni, there is no better way to show your support for the School than through your contributions to the Fund. It will ensure that our 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. Join us and inspire the next generation of thoughtful leaders!

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Cat Dawson '04

"Sidwell is my #1 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."

Movers and Quakers Leadership Giving Levels

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. 

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.

Class of 2018

$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

Donors who make a leadership gift receive special recognition in our Report on Philanthropy and an invitation to the annual Loyalty and Leadership Reception.


Sarah Fordham
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Clayton Willis
Young Alumni Coordinator