Giving

Overview

As a community of givers, we are fortunate to have many alumni, parents, parents of alumni, current and former faculty and staff, and friends who generously contribute to the school each year. Your invaluable support helps D-E maintain our high standard of excellence, ensuring that we can attract the finest faculty and provide an education of the highest quality to our students.  There are many ways to help!  Click on the links below to learn how your gift can build a better, stronger Dwight-Englewood community.

List of 7 items.

  • The D-E Annual Fund: A Commitment to Excellence

    Your tax-deductible gift to the D-E Annual Fund helps to bridge the gap between the tuition Dwight-Englewood charges and the actual cost of a D-E education.  Your gift along with many others provides immediate benefits to a variety of programs, including academics, the arts, faculty development, college counseling, advising, the library, athletics, and technology.  Because tuition covers only 85 percent of the annual cost of educating a Dwight-Englewood student, the school relies heavily on gifts to the D-E Fund and revenue from endowment income, summer camp and other income to make up the difference. 

    We are fortunate to be a part of a community of givers, people who believe that the education of our young people is of the utmost importance.  We hope you will participate in the D-E Annual Fund. Your gift will ensure that our students will enjoy exceptional opportunities to learn and grow. Every gift is important and every gift is appreciated.

    Please contact Karen Silvera, Director of Community Engagement and Campaigns, for more information either by phone (direct 201-227-3112; 201-569-9500, ext. 3112), or by email at silvek@d-e.org.
  • The Head of School Society

    The D-E Head of School Society, formerly known as The Headmaster's Council, was founded in 1977-78. Since its inception, hundreds of parents, alumni, faculty, and friends have become members annually, providing generous financial support to Dwight-Englewood each year. The leadership giving of The Head of School Society makes a substantial difference to the quality of the educational program offered at D-E. Last year, members contributed approximately 83 percent of all unrestricted gifts received by the D-E Annual Fund. 

    Head of School Society 
    Benefactor:  $25,000 and up
    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

    Members of the Head of School Society are invited to a one-of-kind event as a thank you for their generous support. In 2014 a food truck dining experience complete with picnic tables and live music was held in the library circle. Two years ago a night market was created in the dining hall with gourmet Brooklyn foodie fare. Last year a reception was held among an elite, award winning collection of rare classic automobiles--truly a car lover's dream.  All members of the Society are listed in our Annual Report of Donors which is published in September each year following the close of our fiscal year on June 30.

    For questions on The Head of School Society, please contact Karen Silvera, Director of Community Engagement and Campaigns, either by phone (direct 201-227-3112; 201-569-9500, ext. 3112), or by email at silvek@d-e.org.
  • Matching Gifts

    You can increase your support of Dwight-Englewood by taking advantage of the matching gift programs that many corporations offer. If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gift program, your gift may be doubled or even tripled by your employer. All you have to do is obtain and fill out your employer's matching gift form and enclose it with your gift. Click on the link at right for a detailed list of companies in this area with matching gift programs.  For more information, call the Development Office at (201) 569-9500 ext. 3109 or email Sharon Rein at reins@d-e.org.
  • 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 Karen Silvera, Director of Community Engagement and Campaigns, either by phone (direct 201-227-3112; 201-569-9500, ext. 3112), or by email at silvek@d-e.org.

    Procedures for donating stock to D-E:

    Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    101 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    (800) 435-4000
    D-E Account # 3106-0982
    DTC #0164

    Please contact us by letter, phone  (Direct 201.227-3109 or 201 569.9500 ext. 3109) or email Sharon Rein at reins@d-e.org that a stock transaction has been initiated by leaving your name and the name of the stock donated.
  • 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 Karen Silvera, Director of Community Engagement and Campaigns, for more information either by phone (direct 201-227-3112; 201-569-9500, ext. 3112), or by email at silvek@d-e.org.
  • Capital Gifts

    Gifts for capital purposes are typically made with the future in mind. Donors may add to the permanent assets of Dwight-Englewood through an addition to bricks and mortar or to the financial strength of the School through an 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 which will benefit students or faculty long into the future. 

    To learn more about making a capital or endowment gift to Dwight-Englewood, please contact Karen Silvera, Director of Community Engagement and Campaigns,  either by phone (direct 201-227-3112; 201-569-9500, ext. 3112), or by email at silvek@d-e.org.
  • Coach Schmid Pavilion Campaign

    >  Click here to donate online to the Schmid Pavilion Campaign.
    At Reunion 2010, Dwight-Englewood announced a plan to honor long-time Soccer Coach Chris Schmid with a Pavilion on Solomon Field.  This pavilion, will provide a covered area for fans and athletes to gather and will recognize the contribution made by Schmiddy over 33 years of coaching at the Varsity level. The campaign for this Pavilion has begun and to date, approximately $72,000 has been raised toward a goal of over $100,000.  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 sanchm@d-e.org or by phone at 201-569-9500, ext. 3111.

    > Click here to download a PDF with renderings of the Schmid Pavilion.
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.