Annual Giving

Annual Giving is vital to the health of Capitol Hill Day School. Gifts each year from parents, grandparents, past parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and others help make all that we do here possible. 

What does Annual Giving Support?

Gifts to Annual Giving support our Financial Aid program, which provides need-based financial assistance to over 25% of families at the school. After tuition, Annual Giving is our largest source of operational support.

Why should you give?
Because at Capitol Hill Day School and at just about every other quality school across the country, tuition dollars alone don’t cover the full cost of delivering a great education. Annual Giving helps make up the difference.

How much should you give?
That’s entirely up to you. And while what you give is certainly important, it’s just as important that you give. Your participation in Annual Giving sends a powerful message—to prospective families, to the education community, to anyone paying attention—signaling your deep commitment to this great School’s strength and future.

How can I make a gift to Annual Giving? 
To learn about the ways you can make a gift to Capitol Hill Day School, please click here

What is the difference between Annual Giving and a Capital Campaign? 

Annual Giving gifts support Financial Aid and are put to use immediately during the current school year. From time to time, Capitol Hill Day School will engage in a short-term fundraising campaign, a Capital Campaign, with funds earmarked for specific school projects. These fundraising efforts support the capital and strategic needs of the School, and help to ensure the long term sustainability of Capitol Hill Day School. Capital Campaign commitments are typically pledged, then paid over several years. We hope that our community will consider supporting both of these important fundraising efforts of Capitol Hill Day School as the need arises. 



Giving Levels

1968 Circle* $25,000 and above 
Founders' Circle* $15,000 to $24,999
Head of School Circle* $10,000 to $14,999
Rose Window Circle* $5,000 to $9,999
The Dent Circle* $2,500 to $4,999
Leadership Circle* $1,968 - $2,499
Green and White Circle $500 - $1,967
Community Circle Up to $499


* Annual Fund contributions of $1,968 or more are Leadership Gifts and will be recognized at a reception during the school year.