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Advancement

Tara Arras

Assistant Head of School for Advancement

arrast@sidwell.edu

We have a unique opportunity to transform access to a Sidwell Friends education; to transform how, what, and where our students are taught; and to transform the role we play in our city and the way we help steward our planet. Such moments are rare, but this one is ours to act on together. It’s our turn to light the way forward.

Together We Shine.

Reimagine the
Future of Learning
  • Through an innovative new upper school
  • Through a Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Through an endowment for faculty and staff salaries
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Welcome a Wider Community
  • Through financial aid
  • Through partnerships
  • Through new endowed faculty chairs
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Ethical Engagement
with the World
  • Through a sustainable (environmentally and financially) campus
  • Through a new Center for Ethical Leadership
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I’m truly moved by the generosity of these 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

76%

To Goal

$115,000,000

Raised to Date

156000

total gifts to the campaign

68265

gifts less than $1,000

67

gifts greater than $1M

74.9 %

alumni participation

63 %

parents (past and present) participation

54 %

faculty and staff participation

45 %

of gifts from outside the DMV

Our Progress

$152,000,000

Goal

76%

To Goal

$115,000,000

Raised to Date

Since July 1, 2015:
156000

total gifts to the Campaign

100

first-time donors

68265

campaign gifts less than $100

67

gifts greater than $1 million

In this fiscal year:
79 %

alumni participation

63 %

parents (past and present) participation

54 %

faculty and staff participation

74.9 %

of gifts from outside the DMV

Our Stories

For Me Personally, No Greater Gift

In conversation with Brittany Toscano Gore ‘03

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The New Center for Ethical Leadership

Located in the new Upper School, the Center for Ethical Leadership will create opportunities for students to engage with and examine topics that shape their world.

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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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