Founder's Day for Scholars Giving Day 2024

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An Anonymous DonorJust for Class of 1979Two 1979 Alumni will match $45 per donor for gifts of $45 or higher, up to $900Only for the next 9 donors with donation amounts of $45 or more.

An Anonymous DonorJust for Class of 1979An Anonymous Donor will match $1 per $1 donated up to $5,000Only for the next $3,460

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Challenge #1 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees Challenge #2 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $35,000
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An Anonymous DonorJust for Upper School ParentsAn Anonymous Donor will give $5,000 if 100 donors give in the next 17 hoursOnly for the next 53 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Middle School ParentsLucy Cummings and Mat Kendall P '28 will give $5,000 if 100 donors give in the next 17 hoursOnly for the next 73 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for AlumniAn Anonymous Donor will give $5,000 if 100 donors give in the next 17 hoursOnly for the next 17 donors

An Anonymous DonorJust for Lower School ParentsAn Anonymous Donor will give $5,000 if 100 donors give in the next 17 hoursOnly for the next 65 donors
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Together, We Can Make A Difference

1.  GIVE: First and foremost, please make your gift! Click the "Give Now!" button and make an impact with your own generous gift to support financial aid. 

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Our Annual Fundraiser in Support of Financial Aid

Founder’s Day for Scholars Giving Day is our annual fundraiser to support financial aid. Formerly called 48 Hours for Scholars and, before that, A Night for Scholars, this fundraiser encourages our community to continue its support of a financial aid program that is one of the most generous in the Washington DC area. Sidwell Friends School provides financial assistance to 23 percent of our students, and this would not be possible without your annual support. Your gifts strengthen and enrich the Sidwell experience for every student and help ensure that deserving students can pursue their full potential at Sidwell Friends. 

This year, Founder’s Day for Scholars Giving Day will take place on Wednesday, April 17, and our goal is $500,000. Our Founder’s Day for Scholars event will take place on Thursday, April 18, and it will be an in-person, ticketed community celebration. 

Founder’s Day has always been the one day each year when students from all three divisions come together in community. Now it’s your turn to join us and help us live our Quaker values. We look forward to your participation and we hope to see you at the event!

Thank you for your support of financial aid at Sidwell Friends!

Check out our FAQs page for answers to common questions or assistance with making your gift. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the event, please contact Sarah Mason at masons@sidwell.edu.

Matches & Challenges
Leadership
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Current Parent Division Challenge LeaderboardThis leaderboard tracks current parent participation to unlock $5,000 challenge gifts for each division! Donations from parents with students in multiple divisions will be counted in each division total.
DivisionDonorsGoal (Donors)
Upper School47100
Lower School35100
Middle School27100
Alumni Challenge LeaderboardThis leaderboard tracks alumni participation to unlock the $5,000 challenge gift!
AffiliationDonorsGoal (Donors)
Alumni83100
Current Parent by Grade LeaderboardDonations from parents with students in multiple grades will be counted in each class total.
Current Parent OfDonors
20375
202712
202518
202611
20286
20308
20327
20336
20356
202912
20315
202415
203611
20345
Alumni by Graduation Year Leaderboard
Class YearDonors
19571
1984 (Reunion)1
19500
19811
19480
19680
1974 (Reunion)3
19911
19983
19560
19900
19861
19822
20150
1949 (Reunion)1
19753
1979 (Reunion)10
19923
20000
19950
1994 (Reunion)4
19581
2019 (Reunion)1
19470
20013
1944 (Reunion)0
20112
19853
20230
19761
20034
19873
1969 (Reunion)1
20052
19660
19551
19700
20220
19611
19530
19730
19670
20160
1999 (Reunion)0
19931
19720
20102
20022
19651
19880
2004 (Reunion)0
19802
19971
19520
19620
20071
1964 (Reunion)2
19460
1959 (Reunion)1
19450
19771
1954 (Reunion)0
20060
20170
19510
19781
19602
20180
1989 (Reunion)1
20132
2014 (Reunion)0
19630
19711
2009 (Reunion)2
20200
19832
20120
20080
19961
20210
Donor Map
Donor Affiliations
Parent icon18%Lower School Parents
Gradhat icon14%Middle School Parents
Parent icon23%Upper School Parents
Gradhat icon41%Alumni
Friends icon24%Parents of Alumni
Parent icon7%Grandparents
Friends icon4%Friends
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Two 1979 Alumni
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Liza Greenberg '79 and P.J. Brooks
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Susan Wilder and Robert Wilder '79
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Melanie Griem and Joshua Straus '79
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