What Is The Foundation?
Established in 1969, The Dwight School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization 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 raise critical funds for student financial aid, faculty professional development, and Spark Tank innovation grants.
- Capital fundraising: The Foundation raises capital funds to make transformative investments and expand opportunities for Dwight students and faculty.
- The Spring Benefit: This event both celebrates the Dwight community and supports the Foundation's mission.
Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of providing a world-class Dwight School education to every student. In 2021-22, contributions to our annual and capital initiatives provided:
$1.4 million in financial aid grants for students
- More than 100 professional development grants for faculty
- Spark Tank innovation grants for seven students developing their own businesses and nonprofits through Dwight’s incubator, joining 100 students who have participated in this program since its founding
In addition to securing philanthropic support, the Foundation oversees all School alumni relations. They also work closely with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Head of School, Foundation Trustees, Parents Association, Alumni Council, and countless volunteers to strengthen the Dwight community.
Our annual Spring Benefit brings our community together for a festive evening celebrating Dwight’s mission of preparing students to be innovators and global leaders. Through ticket sales and live and silent auctions, the event raises critical funds for student financial aid, faculty professional development, and Spark Tank innovation grants.
This year’s Spring Benefit will be held at Guastavino's on Thursday, May 2, 2024, and we will share more details in the coming months.
Ways of Giving
The Dwight School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. There are several ways to contribute to the Annual Fund:
To make a credit card gift online now, visit our Make an Online Gift page.
Checks should be made out to The Dwight School Foundation and mailed to:
The Dwight School Foundation
144 Riverside Boulevard
New York, NY 10024
Please call the Foundation Office at 646.400.0314
Gifts of Appreciated Securities/Stock
A gift of appreciated stock, which has been held for more than one year, allows you to avoid the capital gains tax on the appreciation. It also qualifies you for an income tax charitable deduction based on the fair-market value of the stock on the date that you make the gift. Please contact Moira Price at 646.400.0314 or email@example.com to make a gift this way.
You may be able to double or triple your gift! If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it (completed and signed) with your gift to The Dwight School Foundation. Please contact Moira Price at 646.400.0314 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Looking for more ways to get involved with the Foundation? Visit our page all about participating in the Dwight community to learn more.
The Dwight School Foundation Board of Trustees 2023-24
The Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation and is responsible for the growth, success, and fulfillment of the Foundation's mission.
- Susan Kessler, Chair
- Julie Stratopoulos, Treasurer
- Victoria Alianelli
- Rachel Bardhan
- Aileen Bruner
- Libby Callaway
- Andrew Chrisomalis
- Darly Corniel
- Antonia Koller '89 - Ex-Officio (Alumni Council President)
- Sean Gallagher
- Gillian Hearst
- Michael Kalnick
- Hasan Kazmi
- Dave Lindsey
- Amanda Lowenthal
- John Prentice '08
- Ravi Singh
Moira Price, Foundation Director
Olivia Merrick-Haight, LMSW, Director of Alumni and Foundation Engagement