Ways to Give

Online Gifts

Credit Card

You can give with a credit card via our secure online giving form – we accept Visa, Mastercard, AmericanExpress, and Discover.

Direct Debit

Using our online giving form, you can make a gift directly from your debit or checking account. Not subject to processing fees, Sidwell Friends receives every penny of your direct debit gifts.

Recurring Gifts

Many donors are able to give more by spreading their generosity out via monthly donations. Credit card or direct debit recurring gifts are a hassle-free way of making annual or monthly sustaining gifts. Use our online giving form to set one up today!

Check Gifts

If you are giving by check, please make it payable to Sidwell Friends School and designate the fund name in the memo field. Mail your gifts to our drop box address:

Sidwell Friends School 
P.O. Box 25344
New York, NY 10087-5344 

Pledge Gifts

You can make a pledge to support the School at a future date to be paid in a single installment or series of installments. If you have any questions about making a new pledge commitment or an existing commitment, please contact Tara Arras at arrast@sidwell.edu.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that you can double (or even triple!) your support to Sidwell Friends? Many corporations have employee matching gifts programs – search below for your and your spouse’s employer(s) to see if your gift is match eligible. In as little as five minutes, you can double your impact.

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Securities and Wire Gifts

Please click here for delivery instructions for gifts of securities and cash wire transfers.

Planned Giving

Through a planned gift to Sidwell Friends School, you can thoughtfully invest in the future of the School while continuing to meet your other financial goals and provide for your family. To learn more about planned giving, follow the link below and contact Tara Arras at arrast@sidwell.edu or 202-537-8126.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A gift to Sidwell Friends is a special way to honor or remember a special person or event. For online giving, please use the tribute/honor function there. To honor someone with your securities, wire, or planned gift, please contact thanks@sidwell.edu. A note will be sent to the those you have honored, informing them of your tribute; the gift amount will not be disclosed.

2024/25 Fiscal Year

The fiscal year for The Sidwell Friends Fund is July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. 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


Amanda Meter
Senior Director of Individual Giving

Isabel Troncoso
Principal Gift Officer