What is the Annual Fund?

Each year, the National Cathedral School community contributes more than $2 million to the Annual Fund in support of the school’s highest priorities. Gifts to the Annual Fund account for 7 percent of the school’s operating budget and are put to immediate use for the education, health, and safety of our students.

NCS students are uniquely prepared to thrive as young women and adults, thanks to a school culture that values excellence, service, courage, and conscience.

Your gift to the Annual Fund is vital to NCS's flexibility and adaptability to unanticipated challenges and new opportunities, year after year, in support of our students.

Why Is Annual Fund Participation Important?


Every gift demonstrates the breadth of our community's commitment to National Cathedral School. Corporations, foundations, and prospective families see annual-giving-participation rates as an important metric in evaluating a school’s strength. Our record of strong participation shows the commitment these people and organizations are looking for. Your Annual Fund gift helps NCS matter to others. 
 

Thanks to Our Volunteers!

We want to send a heartfelt “thanks” to our Annual Fund parent and alumnae volunteers, who are working hard to make this year a success. Their commitment to NCS helps support the people and programs that make our school 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 Director of Annual Giving 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