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Advancement

Tara Arras

Assistant Head of School for Advancement

arrast@sidwell.edu

In a world of worthy, urgent causes—where so much work needs to be done—Sidwell Friends School is committed to preparing a new generation of students with the knowledge, the courage, the conviction, and the relationships necessary to create the change we all need.

We are launching a comprehensive campaign to transform our Washington, DC, campus, boost our financial aid resources, and invest in initiatives to deepen our students’ ethical engagement with the world. This is our moment to shape the School we love and magnify the impact it has on students today and for decades to come—our moment to shape the impact they will have on the world.

Together We Shine


Through this campaign, we will:

Reimagine the
Future of Learning

Together, we can transform how, what, and where our students learn.

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Welcome a Wider Community

Together, we can transform access to a Sidwell Friends education.

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Ethically Engage
the World

Together, we can transform the role we play in our city and the way we steward our planet.

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I’m truly moved by the generosity of our donors and their confidence in Sidwell Friends. They recognize that we have an unprecedented opportunity to improve the educational experience of our students and to strengthen the School for generations to come.

Bryan Garman Head of School

Our Progress

$152,000,000

Goal

79%

To Goal

$119,844,954

Raised to Date

Since July 1, 2015:
24989

total gifts to the campaign

2416

first-time donors

19724

campaign gifts of less than $1,000

24

gifts of more than $1 million

Last fiscal year:
20 %

alumni participation

60 %

parent participation

21 %

past parent participation

10 %

grandparent participation

47 %

faculty and staff participation

Our Stories

Together We Shine

The School launches a historic campaign to light the way forward.

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“How Do You Teach Differently?”

This summer’s inaugural LEAD Conference tackled race and equity in education, systemic change in schools, and more.

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Fully Funded

Sidwell Friends donors have fully funded an endowed faculty chair in African and African American Studies.

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Justice for All

Endowed positions are advancing the School’s commitment to equity, justice, and community—permanently.

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Two for the History Books

Community, curiosity, and collaboration motivated two donors to make unprecedented gifts—and challenge others to join them in their historic fundraising effort.

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How One “Yes” Leads to Another

An interview with volunteers Melissa del Aguila ’01 and Dev Talvadkar ’01.

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