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.
In 2019-20, funds raised from Annual and Capital initiatives provided:
- $1.55 million in financial aid, enabling many gifted and talented students to receive a world-class Dwight education both in and out of the classroom regardless of their financial means.
- 104 professional development grants, empowering faculty to bring the latest teaching and innovation strategies into the classroom to benefit all students.
- An opportunity for over 70 students to participate in Spark Tank, where many were able to present their entrepreneurial projects to judges for feedback, mentorship, and funding through innovation grants.
- Grants for 15 students who took part in the Spark Tank Service Challenge, a program launched in response to COVID-19 supporting student-led projects to raise funds and/or supplies for worthy causes during this unprecedented time.
- Underwriting the Pollyanna Racial Literacy Curriculum to enhance Dwight’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) instruction for students in Pre-K-grade 10.
- Funding to launch WILD (Wilderness Instruction and Leadership Development), an innovative outdoor program designed to build community and fulfill the School’s vision to foster the next generation of global leaders who can thrive anywhere in the world.
- A variety of state-of-the-art equipment and new programs for enhanced classroom learning and more.
In addition to securing philanthropic support, the Foundation is also responsible for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org