Why Give?

Why Give to The Foundation?

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, which supports the causes of faculty professional development, student financial aid, and Spark Tank innovation grants.
  • Capital Fundraising: The Foundation raises capital funds to make transformative investments, and to expand programs and opportunities for Dwight students and faculty.
  • Spring Benefit: This event both celebrates the Dwight community and supports the Foundation’s mission. While we hope to have the Benefit either in-person or virtually, we will evaluate what’s advisable in the coming months.


Questions? Contact us!

Moira Chouaf, Interim 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