Why Give?

Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a child and providing a world-class Dwight School education. 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. All donations to the Foundation are 100% tax-deductible.

The Foundation has three main fundraising initiatives.

  • The Annual Fund: This is our yearly appeal to all members of the Dwight community to support faculty professional development, student financial aid, and Spark Tank  innovation grants. Annual Fund participation demonstrates a shared belief in and commitment to Dwight’s mission.
  • Capital Fundraising: The Foundation raises capital funds to make transformative investments and expand opportunities for Dwight students and faculty. 
  • Spring Benefit: This event both celebrates the Dwight community and supports the Foundation’s mission. We are thrilled to announce that our 2022 Spring Benefit will be held on April 28 at 583 Park Avenue and we will share more details in the coming months.


Questions? Contact us!

Moira Chouaf, Foundation Director


Important Donor Tax Information for 2021 Gifts

The second stimulus package, passed on December 27, 2020, allows individual and corporate taxpayers to increase their charitable contribution deductions for most public charities during calendar year 2021. Deduction limits for individuals have been raised to 100% of adjusted gross income (up from 60% previously), and corporate deduction has more than doubled. Individuals who do not itemize may deduct up to $300 for calendar year 2021, and those filing jointly may deduct up to $600. 

Annual Report