What The Foundation Supports

Established in 1969, The Dwight School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is governed by a Board of Trustees and provides professional development grants to faculty, and financial aid and innovation grants to students.

The Foundation has three main fundraising initiatives: the Annual Fund; capital fundraising for transformative investments and expanded opportunities for Dwight students, faculty, and programs; and the Spring Benefit, a social event that both celebrates the Dwight community and supports the Foundation’s mission.

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In 2020-21, funds raised from Annual and Capital initiatives provided:

  • $1.325 million in financial aid grants awarded to students.
  • 58 professional development grants, empowering faculty 
  • An opportunity for 90 students to participate in Spark Tank
  • Spark Tank innovation grants for two students and Spark Tank Service Challenge grants for six students 
  • Underwriting the Pollyanna Racial Literacy Curriculum to enhance Dwight’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) instruction 
  • Funding for state-of-the-art equipment and curriculum innovation for enhanced classroom learning
  • Funding to support equipment and training for WILD (Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development)

In addition to securing philanthropic support, the Foundation oversees all School alumni relations and works closely with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Head of School, Foundation Trustees, Parents Association, Alumni Council, and countless volunteers to strengthen the Dwight community.


Questions? Please contact The Dwight School Foundation at 646.400.0314 or foundation@dwight.edu

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Annual Report