With exceptional people, an inspiring place to learn, and a rigorous and innovative academic program, Dwight-Englewood is a leader in Pre-K-12 education in northern New Jersey and the greater New York City area.

We encourage all members of our community to join our culture of giving.  Your meaningful participation is a vote of confidence in D-E and proves that you choose to invest in our future.  Strong community involvement, financial support, and a clear mission and vision spell success for the students who are entrusted to us. 

And like any well-loved home, there are costs to maintain it. Gifts to the Annual Fund help bridge the gap between tuition fees and the actual costs of a D-E education. Please consider contributing to the D-E Annual Fund 2023-2024 this school year: click here

Thank you for your commitment to our mission and values, for believing in the D-E experience, and for being a part of our "community of learners"!

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  • D-E Annual Fund

    Like most independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the true cost of the D-E experience and so, philanthropy plays a critical role in the operation of the School.  Gifts to the D-E Annual Fund help to maintain a balanced budget, manage costs, and uphold the quality of education for which we are best known. To make a gift online, click here.
  • The Head of School Society

    We invite you to partner with us to keep Dwight-Englewood strong by joining the Head of School Society by making a leadership gift to the D-E Annual Fund.  Membership in the Head of School Society signifies an exceptional D-E Annual Fund financial investment of $2,500 or more. Click here for highlights from recent Head of School Society special events! 

    For questions about the Head of School Society, please contact Dawn Lozada at (201) 227-3112 or

    Members of the Head of School Society enjoy invitations to special programs and events hosted by the Head of School.  Leadership donors are also recognized in the Annual Report.
    Giving Levels:

    Philanthropist: $50,000+
    Benefactor: $25,000 to $49,999
    Leader: $20,000 to $24,999
    Fellow:  $15,000 to $19,999
    Patron:  $10,000 to $14,999
    Partner:  $5,000 to $9,999
    Councilor:  $2,500 to $4,999
    Young Alumni of the Head of School Society
    Ten youngest classes
    $250 - $2,499
  • Capital Giving, Endowment, and Special Projects

    Gifts for capital purposes are typically made with the future in mind. Donors may add to the permanent assets of Dwight-Englewood through addition to bricks and mortar or to the financial strength of the School through investment in endowment, the income of which will support D-E in perpetuity.  Typically these gifts are made during capital campaigns and are payable over five years, but they may also be made through bequests.  Donors with a particular interest in financial aid or faculty support may choose to establish an endowment that will benefit students or faculty long into the future. 

    To learn more about making a capital or endowment gift to Dwight-Englewood, please contact Bev Mac Keen, Director of Development, either by phone (direct 201-227-3115; 201-569-9500, ext. 3115), or by email at
  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and employee spouses. Learn More
  • Gifts of Securities

    Gifts of long-term appreciated securities can provide the donor with a substantial income tax deduction for charitable donations as well as capital gains savings.

    For information about the tax benefits of donating securities to Dwight-Englewood, please contact Bev Mac Keen, Director of Development, either by phone (direct 201-227-3115) or by email at

    Dwight-Englewood School has a brokerage account with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. All stock donations are sent or transferred directly to Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Stock will be sold upon receipt. The School follows IRS Publication 561 instructions to value the stock at its Fair Market Value, which is measured using an average of the highest and lowest quoted selling prices on the day the stock is received by the broker and transferred into the School’s account to determine the value of the gift. Generally, the stock is sold the same day, but sometimes it will take more than one day.
    Procedures for donating stock to D-E: 
    Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    3000 Schwab Way, Westlake, TX 76262 
    Stock/ETFs Transfer Instructions:
    DTC #: 0164
    Custodian: Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
    Account Name: Dwight-Englewood School
    Account Number: 2791-7907

    Please contact us by phone (201-227-3107) or email Lynn Ferrara at that a stock transaction has been initiated by leaving your name and the name of the stock donated. You can also click here to view/download additional information (PDF). 
  • Honor and Memorial Gifts

    We sincerely appreciate and are happy to accept gifts in honor of or in memory of individuals. When you make your gift, please include the name and address of the individual you are honoring or the name and address of a family member for whom you are making a memorial gift. We will notify the individual or family member of your thoughtfulness.  All gifts made in honor of and in memory of individuals are listed in our Annual Report of Donors which is published in September each year. Please contact Pat Boig, Director of Advancement, for more information either by phone (direct 201-227-3108; 201-569-9500, ext. 3108), or by email at
  • Planned Giving

    Planned gifts include annuities, trusts, bequests, property and endowed scholarship funds.  These gifts may provide the opportunity to minimize income and estate taxes, provide one or more beneficiaries with income for a period of time or a lifetime, reduce capital gains taxes, and more effectively distribute estate assets. For more information, click here.
  • Coach Chris Schmid Retirement Campaign

     Dwight-Englewood School has announced a plan to honor long-time Soccer Coach Chris Schmid with a tribute on Solomon Field.  This special, soon to be announced, tribute will recognize the contribution made by Schmiddy over 33 years of coaching at the Varsity level and over 40 years working at D-E. The campaign for this tribute to Coach Schmid has begun and to date, approximately $94,000 has been raised toward a goal of over $200,000.00.  In order for the Pavilion to be built, all of the funding must be raised.  A Volunteer Committee is in place and is led by Jay Agresta '84, Stephen Borg '86, Ryan Goodman '01, Mike Kopko '03, Michael Malhame '88, and Paul Marber '78.
    For more information, please contact Maria Sanchez Gardner via email at or by phone at 201-227-3111.

Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
gps: 81 Lincoln Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.