A Donor Funded School

The Washington School for Girls is a tuition-free independent Catholic school. We fund the school budget, greater than $18,000 per student, almost entirely through the generosity of individuals, foundations, and organizations that feel passionately about our mission. 

Development Team

Beth Reaves


    Lina Permut 
Chief Development Officer


Susan Rockwell
Communications and Database Manager


Sandy Merilen
Institutional Giving Manager

How to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to WSG! There are numerous ways to make a gift to the school. Please do what is easiest for you.


Does your company match your charitable contributions? If so, please consider taking advantage of matching funds to increase the impact of your gift! For a list of local and national organizations that match gifts, click here.



Donate Online:  



Donate by Check: Please make checks payable to The Washington School for Girls and mail to


The Washington School for Girls

Attention: Development

1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20020


Donate Gifts of Stock: To donate gifts of stock, please contact a member of the Development team for information about direct transfers.

Donate through a Donor Advised Fund: use the widget on the right to make a donation through Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, or contact your DAF provider to recommend a contribution.

Donate through United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign:

Combined Federal Campaign #95746

United Way NCA #8710


Planned Giving: To make your legacy last at WSG, please contact a member of the Development team or your estate planner to determine what options will work best for you.


In-Kind Donations: WSG accepts donations of supplies, equipment, and services when appropriate. Please contact us if you are interested in making an in-kind gift, or visit our Amazon.com wishlist.

Qualified Charitable Donations: If you are 70 1/2 years or older, click to Learn More about the Qualified Charitable Distribution or contact your IRA administrator directly to make a qualifying transfer.

Care Easy: You can donate a used vehicle to WSG through careasy.org. WSG will receive 70% of the sale value while the remaining 30% covers the costs of pick-up, processing, and selling the vehicle. 

Change Donations: use Change Donations to donate your digital change. Once you sign up and create an account, you can give back to WSG just by spending as normal. Click here to create your account for free.


Every year, we publish a list of our donors in the Annual Report. Please let us know if you would like to remain anonymous.

The Impact of Giving

The Washington School for Girls is a tuition-free independent Catholic school. We fund the school budget, greater than $18,000 per student, almost entirely through the generosity of individuals, foundations, and organizations that feel passionately about our mission. 


Your gift helps our girls...


Develop Competency: We are committed to ensuring each girl has the tools to succeed in our world, while empowering her to tap into her individual talents as she moves into high school and beyond.


Practice Compassion: In spite of the challenging and often violent nature of their communities, our girls seek ways to lend a helping hand and reach out to those in need throughout the year.


Explore Our World: By exposing our students to diverse careers, different art traditions, various colleges, and many more opportunities, we change their expectations for themselves and their future.


Your support of....


$5,000* can provide textbooks and instructional materials for an entire grade for a year

(monthly installments of $417)


 $2,500* can provide a professional development workshop for teachers 

(monthly installments of $209)


 $1,230* can provide WSG support services for a graduate in high school for a year 

(monthly installments of $103)


 $500* can provide meals for all students for a day

(monthly installments of $42)


$250 can provide one club in the extended day program


$100 can provide one uniform for a student


$50 can provide math and reading assessments for a student



*Those who give $500 or over become members of the Learners Circle and are invited to exclusive events throughout the year.

Scholars Circle

Why join the Scholars Circle?​

Members of the Scholars Circle sponsor the cost of tuition for one student in the incoming 3rd grade class for three years, with the option to renew their support for the middle school years. Throughout the course of your sponsorship you will come to know the vibrant personalities of all the students in the class, and have a unique opportunity to share in their life at WSG and their joyful pursuit of learning.

​As a thank you to all our members of the Scholars Circle:

  • You will receive regular updates from and about students in the class you support, including classroom news and student success stories.

  • You will be invited to participate in on-campus or virtual events with students, including a flagship annual community event where you will learn alongside students in your class.

  • You will see and experience students’ academic and personal growth each year. From science fair projects and student writings to high school acceptances, you will see the impact of your support on our students.

Partial and Group Sponsorships

Individual donors may join the scholars circle as a partial sponsor with a minimum annual contribution of $2,500, or may form a group of donors at any contribution size to meet the cost of annual tuition. For groups with more than four team members/households, we ask that a team captain be identified to facilitate group communication throughout the year.

Connection and Gratitude

WSG seeks to create an environment where students are celebrated for their accomplishments and unique contributions to our school community, and where they are not defined by their economic circumstances. For that reason, we seek to provide opportunities for authentic connection that bring our students and Scholars Circle donors together on equal footing. When you visit campus, our students will recognize you as a Scholars Circle member partnering with their class and as a supporter of the school. Your support will be additionally recognized in our Annual Report of Giving.


Change a girl’s life today through a three-year personal commitment or by leading a group of donors. 

Download the Scholars Circle Pledge Form

If you have any additional questions, please contact Lina Permut at lpermut@wsgdc.org or (202) 678-1113x102.

All IN Community Partners

The All IN Community Partners program is a sponsorship program offered to our organizational partners within the community, including corporations, businesses, community organizations, church groups, schools, and associations. By going All IN for WSG, our community partners can support our mission and achieve their social responsibility goals while also receiving recognition opportunities throughout the year. 


Click the documents below to view the available levels or contact a member of the Development Team to learn more.


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