What is the Annual Fund?

Each year, the Annual Fund supports the strong academic and extracurricular programs that continue to make National Cathedral School one of the premier girls’ institutions in the country. Participation in the Annual Fund is crucial to the health and vitality of the school, allowing NCS to maintain its high standards and excellence and demonstrating the commitment of the community to its past, present and future. Last year, 100% of the faculty and staff and 90% of current parents supported the Annual Fund.

The goal for the Annual Fund, which runs from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, is $1,939,889. 

The Annual Fund bridges the gap between tuition income and the real cost of educating each NCS girl. Annual Fund dollars provide immediate support for our students by covering the tuition gap of more than $7,400 per student; playing a critical role in helping to achieve competitive salaries for faculty and staff; providing critical financial aid dollars for today’s girls; offering NCS girls access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities.

While our vision for NCS looks to the future of our school and our community, the Annual Fund provides for the requirements of today. Sustained growth of annual giving will help ensure immediate needs are always met. For this reason, it is included as a key component of the Educating Women for the World campaign. 

Thank you for your support of NCS! Please contact us if you have any questions.

Liz Curran
Co-Director, Annual Fund
202.537.6676
      Catherine Paschal
Co-Director, Annual Fund
202.537.6673

Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

We want to send an enormous “thanks” to our Annual Fund parent volunteers, who are working hard to make this year a success. Their commitment to NCS helps support the people and programs that make NCS so special, by maintaining and enhancing the opportunities available to each student.

If you are interested in joining this group by helping with outreach or have questions, please contact our Annual Fund Team, Liz Curran at 202-537-6676 or Catherine Paschal at 202-537-6673. Thank you in advance for your support of NCS!

Giving Societies

Generous donors who make a gift of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund each year receive special recognition, including an invitation to the annual Satterlee Society Reception. Donors to the Circle of Purple and Gold, Head of School Circle and Founder’s Circle are invited to a reception in the spring at the home of the Head of School.

Founder's Circle
$50,000 and above
Head of School Circle
$25,000-$49,999
Circle of Purple & Gold
$10,000-$24,999
Phoebe Hearst Association
$5,000-$9,999
Satterlee Society
$2,500-$4,999
1900 Society
$1,900-$2,499