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Tara Arras

Assistant Head of School for Advancement

Together We Shine is a collaboration of Sidwell Friends leadership, current and former parents, alumni, current and former grandparents, and friends, and would never have reached its current success without the tireless support of dozens of volunteers. We invite all Sidwell families and friends to share their generous support and commitment to Together We Shine in whatever way they can including volunteering to help our entire community to understand what the campaign is all about. You can volunteer in this pivotal campaign in many ways including:

  • Serving as a Sidwell Friends School ambassador sharing campaign news with friends and family
  • Attending virtual or in-person events 
  • Opening doors to professional and personal networks
  • Hosting a cultivation or solicitation event 
  • Lending your name to appeal letters, hand-sign as appropriate
  • Making stewardship phone calls to thank peers for prior giving
  • Encourage support of your peers through our software Give Campus (it’s easy!)
  • Confirming your multi-year commitment in support of the campaign, which includes support of The Sidwell Friends Fund

Everything we do in some way, shape or form, points back to Sidwell. We come at volunteering in different ways and for different reasons, but I think for both of us anytime there’s an opportunity to be connected to and help this special place, we’ll be there.”

Melissa del Aguila ’01 and Dev Talvadkar ’01