Advancing Friends Spring 2022

The Heartbeat of the School

A new fund honors Brittany Chase and her legacy of equity.

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A Lifetime of Friendship

For George Bernstein ’64, Alan Bernstein ’59, and Daniel Bernstein ’55, support for Sidwell Friends is vital to the story of their lives.

Wonder Wall

A new athletics display will highlight history, honor sports leadership, and inspire future athletes to shine at Sidwell Friends.

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Dear Friends,

Even with a few unique challenges to begin the year, we hope that 2022 is off to a great start for you and your family.

The donor stories highlighted in this issue of Advancing Friends remind us that endowments, Annual Fund gifts, and volunteer efforts are shaping the future of our students and setting the stage for a stronger Sidwell Friends in 2022 and beyond. They also inspire us because they demonstrate how individual actions and generosity can transform this entire community.

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5 Questions for Natasha Schooling P ’24, ’27

Since joining the community three years ago, Natasha and Robert Schooling P ’24, ’27 have provided philanthropic leadership to Sidwell Friends. Supporting the School helps achieve their family’s goals: receiving a top-flight education and fostering ethical leadership. Now a Parent Campaign Committee member, Natasha Schooling has a new perspective on the value of giving back to Sidwell Friends.

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More Donor Stories

Meeting Our Match

In the second annual 48 Hours for Scholars, former A Night for Scholars co-chairs once again inspire others to give.

Taking the Lead

A new endowment for the Leadership Academy keeps Sidwell Friends culture and Quaker values at the forefront for Athletics.

Family Affair

Adé Heyliger and Sherrese Smith-Heyliger (P ’29, ’31) share their motivations for funding and naming the outdoor dining commons for the Upper School renovation.