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DECADE ONE OF RAISING THE BAR

DC Prep 10 Year Anniversary Report


The schools our children Deserve In spite of one of the highest per-student education expenditures in the nation, DC’s test results for students living in poverty are among the lowest. In 2003,

Highest-Performing Charter Management Organization in Washington, D.C.

DC Prep was created address this public shame. SAVANNAH HAMILTON, 7th to Grader Sinceare then we’ve grown from three; 100 engaging to 1,100 students. DC Preppies always learning—not onlyone eachcampus grade toand planfrom tailored, lessons to ensure level’s academic concepts, but also skills such as goal that every student achieves. They also help students We’ve extended our program from preschool to 8th grade and laid the foundation setting, perseverance, and doing the RIGHT* thing develop the habits and motivation that lead to success. for ano fiscally independent future. And we’ve created a road map for growth: ten (even when one is looking). Six years later, Savannah is regularly on the honor 3,300 in DC’s most by the “My oldschools, school taught thestudents same things over and over,underserved roll. “Myneighborhoods—all teachers have encouraged and challenged so my mom moved me to DC Prep,” says Savannah me,” she says. “They are gentle but they hold us end of our next decade. Hamilton. “I loved it right away but the work was hard. to high standards. They teach us what to do to get I was afraid of Math; I didn’t understand it. Now it’s good grades, make and keep friends, and have my favorite subject.” strong relationships with adults. Now that I’m in 7th grade, they expect me to be a role model for Many students enter DC Prep below grade level. younger students.” Using assessment data and a problem-solving mind* set, our teachers pinpoint each child’s academic needs Respectful, Intelligent, Genuine, Hardworking, and Team-oriented

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“Everything about DC Prep just works. Going here has changed my life.”

PREPPIE FACT: The DC Public Charter School Board has awarded DC Prep’s Edgewood

Middle Campus the highest rating in the city for the last two years.


Highest-Performing Charter Management Organization in Washington, D.C.

SAVANNAH HAMILTON, 7th Grader DC Preppies are always learning—not only each grade level’s academic concepts, but also skills such as goal setting, perseverance, and doing the RIGHT* thing (even when no one is looking). “My old school taught the same things over and over, so my mom moved me to DC Prep,” says Savannah Hamilton. “I loved it right away but the work was hard. I was afraid of Math; I didn’t understand it. Now it’s my favorite subject.” Many students enter DC Prep below grade level. Using assessment data and a problem-solving mindset, our teachers pinpoint each child’s academic needs

and plan tailored, engaging lessons to ensure that every student achieves. They also help students develop the habits and motivation that lead to success. Six years later, Savannah is regularly on the honor roll. “My teachers have encouraged and challenged me,” she says. “They are gentle but they hold us to high standards. They teach us what to do to get good grades, make and keep friends, and have strong relationships with adults. Now that I’m in 7th grade, they expect me to be a role model for younger students.” *

Respectful, Intelligent, Genuine, Hardworking, and Team-oriented

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Good Minds and Good Hearts

You hear it from the teachers, from students, from families: good minds and good hearts. Exceptional teaching is half the equation; character development is the

100% of our graduates have been accepted by a college-prep high school

other. TheChief ultimate young people with the academic and personal skills to SAVANNAH KATIE SEVERN, HAMILTON, Academic 7thgoal: Grader Officer achieve their dreams.

“We call it The DC Prep Way,” says Katie Severn, DC Prep’s Chief Academic Officer. “It’s our secret sauce—the things we believe and the things we do, that set DC Prep apart and enable us to accomplish our mission.” Katie and her team have translated the elements of the The DC Prep Way into action at each level— early childhood, elementary, and middle school. Challenging instruction is leavened with nurture and joy, and a sequenced set of “Prep Skills”—the habits and qualities for life success—are woven into every part of the school day.

“We provide an excellent education, but we also ask a lot of our students and their families. It’s our job to walk alongside them as they learn the The DC Prep Way. Parents may start out questioning why the day is so long, why their child earns a detention for being late, or why the homework load is so heavy. By 8th grade, though, everyone is on board. Our approach works and it’s infectious.”

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“I have seen us repeatedly turn disengaged children into driven, high performing students; 5th graders into college freshmen.� PREPPIE FACT: DC Prep students spend 25% more time in school than their peers in

traditional public schools.


100% of our graduates have been accepted by a college-prep high school

SAVANNAH KATIE SEVERN, HAMILTON, Chief Academic 7th Grader Officer “We call it The DC Prep Way,” says Katie Severn, DC Prep’s Chief Academic Officer. “It’s our secret sauce—the things we believe and the things we do, that set DC Prep apart and enable us to accomplish our mission.” Katie and her team have translated the elements of the The DC Prep Way into action at each level— early childhood, elementary, and middle school. Challenging instruction is leavened with nurture and joy, and a sequenced set of “Prep Skills”—the habits and qualities for life success—are woven into every part of the school day.

“We provide an excellent education, but we also ask a lot of our students and their families. It’s our job to walk alongside them as they learn the The DC Prep Way. Parents may start out questioning why the day is so long, why their child earns a detention for being late, or why the homework load is so heavy. By 8th grade, though, everyone is on board. Our approach works and it’s infectious.”

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Achievement is a family affair DC Prep is free and open to any child in Washington, D.C. When we have more applications than spaces in our schools, we hold a lottery and student names are drawn at random. Theof results we achieve, we achieve for all students—regardless TASHARIA OUTLAW, Mother Two Students

more than 80% of our students are from low-income families; 98% are African-American, 2% are Hispanic

of their past educational experience, learning style, or native language.

Tasharia Outlaw cares deeply about her children’s Tasharia’s children are very different kinds of education. Before relocating to Washington, the learners. Her daughter, How do we do it? By investing our students, their families, and ourMaya, staffgraduates in the from 8th reputation of DC schools had her worried. She had grade in June and has her sights on Holton-Arms samecharter mission and working to and achieve ourFriends. goals.School is more challenging for heard about schools but wasn’thard, sure iftogether, they Sidwell would offer her children a better education. her son Shane. But an IEP that breaks his work into smaller chunks and teachers who give him strategies “My worst fear was what my kids would experience to stay focused have him doing better than ever. in DC public schools,” says Tasharia. “And then a blessing was dropped in my lap when I saw Emily “His teachers have done an amazing job and helped him at the Safeway.” Emily Lawson, DC Prep’s Founder, realize he is accountable for his actions,” says Tasharia. had set up a table outside a local grocery store to let “I get daily updates on both kids on their Prep Notes, parents know about the organization. and talk to Shane’s teachers at least weekly.” 11


“I hit gold when I found DC Prep. Our family will always stay connected.”

PREPPIE FACT: Over 90% of parents say that since coming to DC Prep their child thinks “doing well in school is very important.”


more than 80% of our students are from low-income families; 98% are African-American, 2% are Hispanic

TASHARIA OUTLAW, Mother of Two Students Tasharia Outlaw cares deeply about her children’s education. Before relocating to Washington, the reputation of DC schools had her worried. She had heard about charter schools but wasn’t sure if they would offer her children a better education. “My worst fear was what my kids would experience in DC public schools,” says Tasharia. “And then a blessing was dropped in my lap when I saw Emily at the Safeway.” Emily Lawson, DC Prep’s Founder, had set up a table outside a local grocery store to let parents know about the organization.

Tasharia’s children are very different kinds of learners. Her daughter, Maya, graduates from 8th grade in June and has her sights on Holton-Arms and Sidwell Friends. School is more challenging for her son Shane. But an IEP that breaks his work into smaller chunks and teachers who give him strategies to stay focused have him doing better than ever. “His teachers have done an amazing job and helped him realize he is accountable for his actions,” says Tasharia. “I get daily updates on both kids on their Prep Notes, and talk to Shane’s teachers at least weekly.” 11


Our Teachers

Set the bar

Teachers and leaders at DC Prep are part of something bigger than their one

classroom. They’re surrounded by like-minded colleagues, collectively committed improving their Math craft,Teacher and dedicated to the hard, purposeful, exhilarating work JOHN to BECKER, 4th Grade

more than 300 Hours of individual coaching, collaborative planning, and professional development for our teachers annually

that leads to student success. Add individual coaching, multiple career paths, and

After seven years, John Becker is an expert on DC And it shows in our students’ ever-increasing intensive support for future school leaders and you have a model that grows and Prep’s culture of constant improvement. “A good levels of achievement. retains the educators. education is just notbest good enough for our students. “Our academic program is rigorous and resultsWe are always working to get better as a school, as a driven, but it is also infused with joy,” says John. faculty, and as individual educators.” “Joy promotes growth, helping kids master And John and his colleagues aim high. “We monitor, academics and also learn a new way of thinking. assess, reflect, refine, and start the cycle again. It’s an By making problem-solving interesting and ongoing improvement process. My fellow teachers relevant, students come away thinking ‘I did this. and I are given the support to improve our practice. I know I can also do that.’”

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“The students draw me to any school, but it’s the values and the people working at DC Prep that keep me coming back.” PREPPIE FACT: DC Prep hires, on average, less than 1% of applicants.


more than 300 Hours of individual coaching, collaborative planning, and professional development for our teachers annually

JOHN BECKER, 4th Grade Math Teacher After seven years, John Becker is an expert on DC Prep’s culture of constant improvement. “A good education is just not good enough for our students. We are always working to get better as a school, as a faculty, and as individual educators.” And John and his colleagues aim high. “We monitor, assess, reflect, refine, and start the cycle again. It’s an ongoing improvement process. My fellow teachers and I are given the support to improve our practice.

And it shows in our students’ ever-increasing levels of achievement. “Our academic program is rigorous and resultsdriven, but it is also infused with joy,” says John. “Joy promotes growth, helping kids master academics and also learn a new way of thinking. By making problem-solving interesting and relevant, students come away thinking ‘I did this. I know I can also do that.’”

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Aof accomplishment decade  PrepNext, our alumni support program, is launched

 EMC receives a High-Performing School Award from the Mayor’s office  5th grade teacher MaryKate Hughes wins the prestigious Milken National Educator Award

 701 Edgewood Street, NE becomes the permanent home for EMC

2003  DC Prep’s charter is approved by the DC Public Charter School Board  Edgewood Middle Campus (EMC) opens at the Old Soldier’s Home

2004

2005  DC Prep receives the Chair’s Award for Excellence from the DC Public Charter School Board

2006

 EMC receives an EPIC Award from New Leaders in recognition of outstanding student achievement

 Benning Elementary Campus (BEC) opens at 100 41st Street, NE

2007  Edgewood Elementary Campus (EEC) opens at 707 Edgewood Street, NE  First class of 8th graders graduates from EMC  DC Prep is profiled on the PBS NewsHour

2008

2009  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits DC Prep  DC Prep receives unconditional approval to renew its charter  DC Prep wins a City Build grant to construct a roof top playground

2010


100% of 8th graders score proficient or advanced on the DC CAS in both Reading and Math  EMC earns highest rating in the city from DC Public Charter School Board  DC Prep’s first graduates earn their high school diplomas  EEC is named a National Title I Distinguished School  DC Prep is awarded $3.1M by the U.S. Department of Education to open four additional schools

 DC Prep celebrates its first decade  7th grade teacher Julia King is selected as 2013 DC Teacher of the Year  Benning Middle Campus (BMC) opens at 100 41st Street, NE

2011

2012

2013

 EMC again earns the highest rating in the city from the DC Public Charter School Board  EEC is highest-performing elementary school east of Rock Creek Park  The Achievement Network (ANet) presents its first-ever Education Impact Award to DC Prep  EEC Principal Nicole Bryan receives Ed Reform Champion Under 40 Award  EMC receives second EPIC Award

“Growing up in Washington, I was outraged by the disparity in opportunities among children living 15 minutes away from each other. Founding DC Prep was the best thing I could think of doing to address this terrible inequity.” EMILY LAWSON, Founder

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Excellence

From the Beginning We’ve known for decades that high-quality early childhood programs give low-income children the building blocks for later school success. But too often those gains fade away as students move into elementary school. That does not NICOLE BRYAN, Principal of Edgewood Elementary Campus

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THE DC PREP ADVANTAGE 3rd graders who’ve attended DC Prep since the age of 4 have DC CAS scores equivalent to Upper NW 3rd graders

need to happen. In schools like DC Prep that begin with 3-year olds and connect

“For me, this work is personal,” says Nicole Bryan, Not here though, not at DC Prep. It’s not okay for a to an outstanding elementary school program, children continue to make academic Principal of our Edgewood Elementary Campus. child to miss school. Even our youngest students andyoung social gains enter school withshould the independence andand curiosity “At a very age I wasand singled outmiddle for academic be here every day, if they’retonot, we go scholarships. I got to go to college, but my siblings out and get them.” thrive in a college-prep environment. didn’t have that opportunity.” Nicole never considered being a principal. But DC Nicole came to DC Prep in 2008 as an instructional Prep’s leadership team thought differently. “They coach for our early childhood and elementary saw something in me and over the last three years teachers. “When I interviewed I was blown away by have given me the coaching and support I need to how mission aligned I was with DC Prep. In this city succeed in this job. The opportunity for professional where so many kids are failing and not getting even growth has been tremendous.” the basics, it becomes routine and people accept it. 21


“We deeply believe our kids can be successful. We know it takes a ton of work. So we just do it.� PREPPIE FACT: 92% of students who come to DC Prep as 3-year olds enter kindergarten

with literacy skills at or above grade level.


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THE DC PREP ADVANTAGE NICOLE BRYAN, Principal of Edgewood Elementary Campus “For me, this work is personal,” says Nicole Bryan, Principal of our Edgewood Elementary Campus. “At a very young age I was singled out for academic scholarships. I got to go to college, but my siblings didn’t have that opportunity.” Nicole came to DC Prep in 2008 as an instructional coach for our early childhood and elementary teachers. “When I interviewed I was blown away by how mission aligned I was with DC Prep. In this city where so many kids are failing and not getting even the basics, it becomes routine and people accept it.

3rd graders who’ve attended DC Prep since the age of 4 have DC CAS scores equivalent to Upper NW 3rd graders

Not here though, not at DC Prep. It’s not okay for a child to miss school. Even our youngest students should be here every day, and if they’re not, we go out and get them.” Nicole never considered being a principal. But DC Prep’s leadership team thought differently. “They saw something in me and over the last three years have given me the coaching and support I need to succeed in this job. The opportunity for professional growth has been tremendous.”

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Results for Students, Above all Nationally, 54% of students from affluent families graduate from college within six years, while only 11% of their low-income peers do. In the poorest neighborhoods in

Four out of Five DC Prep graduates have enrolled in college

that figure shrinks to 5%. The challenges that these students face are MARIAWashington, LAWSON, DC Prep Alumna formidable but they are not insurmountable. DC Prep is showing what’s possible.

Maria Lawson is a sophomore at Gettysburg College. A member of DC Prep’s first graduating class in 2007, Maria went on to Benjamin Banneker Academic High School and credits DC Prep with her success there.

“Most students freak out when they get to high school,” she says. “But the teachers at DC Prep prepared us. They taught us how to write papers, they taught us discipline, and they taught us about college. We learned to set our goals high and not settle.”

Maria also believes that DC Prep can help any student. “Trust me, I’ve seen it,” she says. “If you’re really, really determined NOT to do anything with your life, then don’t come to DC Prep. But if you want a little help, even if you’re not willing to admit it, then come here.

“I’ve taken advantage of everything that DC Prep offers,” Maria adds, “including amazing college counseling. DC Prep has definitely shaped my future for the best.”

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“You may come in with no hope, but you’ll leave with a million and one opportunities.”

PREPPIE FACT: 98% of our graduates are still in touch with our PrepNext alumni support team.


Four out of Five DC Prep graduates have enrolled in college

MARIA LAWSON, DC Prep Alumna Maria Lawson is a sophomore at Gettysburg College. A member of DC Prep’s first graduating class in 2007, Maria went on to Benjamin Banneker Academic High School and credits DC Prep with her success there. “Most students freak out when they get to high school,” she says. “But the teachers at DC Prep prepared us. They taught us how to write papers, they taught us discipline, and they taught us about college. We learned to set our goals high and not settle.”

Maria also believes that DC Prep can help any student. “Trust me, I’ve seen it,” she says. “If you’re really, really determined NOT to do anything with your life, then don’t come to DC Prep. But if you want a little help, even if you’re not willing to admit it, then come here. “I’ve taken advantage of everything that DC Prep offers,” Maria adds, “including amazing college counseling. DC Prep has definitely shaped my future for the best.”

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RAising the Bar

for Thousands more DC Prep is answering the need for educational opportunity in Washington. The next five years promise rapid growth, doubling the number of students enrolled

30% increase long term on the overall college graduation rate in Washington, D.C.

at SCOTT, a DC Prep campus. By Officer the end of the decade, we will operate ten schools. DC WENDY Chief Operating Prep’s growth-with-quality philosophy reflects the best educational practices

Wendy Scott, a native Washingtonian, came to DC mission is great. We want to serve as many students ­combined with sophisticated business know-how. Prep from the world of consulting and financial as we can. It’s my job to make sure we have the services. She was looking for something more. resources and systems to execute on the growth plan.” “I found it at DC Prep, where we really are changing our students’ lives and, ultimately, the face of education in Washington,” says Wendy. “It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of that.” Wendy is responsible for DC Prep’s fiscal health and operational effectiveness—the behind-the-scenes factors that support the organization and ensure the foundation for our next phase of expansion. “Our

DC Prep has a long-term goal of financial sustainability. “I am always mindful of that priority and our financial model reflects it. Within the next ten years, we will be large enough to operate our core educational program on public revenues alone— guaranteeing that DC Prep will continue to play an important role in education reform in Washington for decades to come.” 29


“I feel so much richer in spirit knowing the work I’m doing is changing lives in my community.”

PREPPIE FACT: At full scale, DC Prep will enroll 10% of public school students in

Wards 5, 7, and 8.


30% increase long term on the overall college graduation rate in Washington, D.C.

WENDY SCOTT, Chief Operating Officer Wendy Scott, a native Washingtonian, came to DC Prep from the world of consulting and financial services. She was looking for something more.

mission is great. We want to serve as many students as we can. It’s my job to make sure we have the resources and systems to execute on the growth plan.”

“I found it at DC Prep, where we really are changing our students’ lives and, ultimately, the face of education in Washington,” says Wendy. “It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of that.”

DC Prep has a long-term goal of financial sustainability. “I am always mindful of that priority and our financial model reflects it. Within the next ten years, we will be large enough to operate our core educational program on public revenues alone— guaranteeing that DC Prep will continue to play an important role in education reform in Washington for decades to come.”

Wendy is responsible for DC Prep’s fiscal health and operational effectiveness—the behind-the-scenes factors that support the organization and ensure the foundation for our next phase of expansion. “Our

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Thank you to our generous and loyal supporters for 10 years of giving. $1,000,000+

CityBridge Foundation Lindsay & Terry Eakin NewSchools Venture Fund The Robert & Christina Silberman Charitable Trust U.S. Department of Education Walton Family Foundation

$25,000-$99,999

$5,000-$24,999

Anonymous Anonymous Patty Abramson & Les Silverman Jodie & George Allen Cindi & Bob Blakely Patricia Barmeyer Katherine Boone & Joshua Geltzer Madzy & Albert Beveridge The Broad Foundation Karna & Dick Bodman Building Hope Susan & Steve Boyd Chevy Chase Bank Betty & Alex Boyle Lisa & Porter Dawson Sue & Steve Bralove $250,000-$999,999 Michela English & Rob Quartel Jeannette & Ray Brophy City Build Susan Gage Caterers Preston Brown Estate of Armida B. Colt Thomas Gardner Collette & Anthony Bruce Louisa Copeland Duemling Philip L. Graham Fund Capmark Foundation Elizabeth & Michael Galvin Harman Family Foundation Leslie Cashen Photography Diana & Steve Goldberg Ibby Jeppson & George Peterson Sally & Buck Chapoton Cynthia Helms Carol & Peter Kaplan Children’s Charities It can be done. In its first decade, DC Prep has had a significant impact on Kovler Foundation Virginia Chew $100,000-$249,999 EmilyAt Lawson Tom Amis Lauree & Frank Connors education equality in Washington. full &scale with ten campuses, the effect Anonymous Ruth & LaSalle Leffall Hadley & Bill Cooper willFamily be profound—but we need Elissa your Leonard support to Powell get there. The Boone Foundation & Jay Betty & Henry Diamond The Morris & Gwendolyn Darina & Allan McKelvie Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation CafritzYour Foundation New Leaders Mimi the & Chris Dorment generosity in the decade ahead will give thousands more students Clark Charitable Foundation Carol & David Pensky Eastman Fund for an excellent education. It will encourage parents in all parts ofFoundation DC Fight For­opportunity Children Porter Family Foundation Fannie Mae Marilyn & Michael Glosserman Ursula & Whayne Quin Julie & Lee Folger to demand high-quality schools. And it will continue to nurture the Nancy development Grafik Marketing Communications Judy & Steve Urbanczyk Folger Sheila &of Patrick Gross Valerie & Steve Wayne Beth & Jerry Fotheringill the most talented and dedicated urban educators. Please join us. Jockey Hollow Foundation The Webber Family Foundation Barbara & John Franklin Stephanie & Eugene Lawson Joanne & Derby Wilson Susan & Tom Gage Anne Mehringer & Terry Beaty Gallup Community Builders Melanie & Larry Nussdorf Nathalie Gilfoyle & Christopher Ma Perkins Hunter Foundation Jill & Ridge Hall The Shanahan Law Firm Mary Ellen & Gates Hawn Teacher Advancement Program Hill-Snowdon Foundation

A life-changing education

For every child

Ellen & Jeff Huvelle Meehee Hwang & Richard Gluck Barbara & Chiswell Langhorne The Lemon Foundation Lee & Peter Lockwood Nina & Jonathan Marks Claire McCarthy & Rod McKelvie Nancy & Arthur McKee Jake Michel Mary & David Nygaard Vin & George Packard Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Molly Raiser John Reilly The Robertson Foundation Sharon & Jay Rockefeller Fran & Lew Rumford Georgina Sanger & Bowdoin Train John Scully Share Fund Ellie & John Shorb Niente & Bob Smith Sarah & David Steinberg Lila & Brendan Sullivan Julianne & Scott Wagner Diana & Mallory Walker Eileen & Robin West Kathe & Edwin Williamson Dottie & Ken Woodcock Jean Wu & Jeff Shane Linda Youngentob

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Thank you to our generous and loyal supporters for 10 years of giving.


$1,000,000+

$25,000-$99,999

$5,000-$24,999

CityBridge Foundation Lindsay & Terry Eakin NewSchools Venture Fund The Robert & Christina Silberman Charitable Trust U.S. Department of Education Walton Family Foundation

Anonymous Patty Abramson & Les Silverman Cindi & Bob Blakely Katherine Boone & Joshua Geltzer The Broad Foundation Building Hope Chevy Chase Bank Lisa & Porter Dawson Michela English & Rob Quartel Susan Gage Caterers Thomas Gardner Philip L. Graham Fund Harman Family Foundation Ibby Jeppson & George Peterson Carol & Peter Kaplan Kovler Foundation Emily Lawson & Tom Amis Ruth & LaSalle Leffall Elissa Leonard & Jay Powell Darina & Allan McKelvie New Leaders Carol & David Pensky Porter Family Foundation Ursula & Whayne Quin Judy & Steve Urbanczyk Valerie & Steve Wayne The Webber Family Foundation Joanne & Derby Wilson

Anonymous Jodie & George Allen Patricia Barmeyer Madzy & Albert Beveridge Karna & Dick Bodman Susan & Steve Boyd Betty & Alex Boyle Sue & Steve Bralove Jeannette & Ray Brophy Preston Brown Collette & Anthony Bruce Capmark Foundation Leslie Cashen Photography Sally & Buck Chapoton Children’s Charities Virginia Chew Lauree & Frank Connors Hadley & Bill Cooper Betty & Henry Diamond Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Mimi & Chris Dorment Eastman Fund Fannie Mae Foundation Julie & Lee Folger Nancy Folger Beth & Jerry Fotheringill Barbara & John Franklin Susan & Tom Gage Gallup Community Builders Nathalie Gilfoyle & Christopher Ma Jill & Ridge Hall Mary Ellen & Gates Hawn Hill-Snowdon Foundation

$250,000-$999,999

City Build Estate of Armida B. Colt Louisa Copeland Duemling Elizabeth & Michael Galvin Diana & Steve Goldberg Cynthia Helms $100,000-$249,999

Anonymous The Boone Family Foundation The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Clark Charitable Foundation Fight For Children Marilyn & Michael Glosserman Grafik Marketing Communications Sheila & Patrick Gross Jockey Hollow Foundation Stephanie & Eugene Lawson Anne Mehringer & Terry Beaty Melanie & Larry Nussdorf Perkins Hunter Foundation The Shanahan Law Firm Teacher Advancement Program

Ellen & Jeff Huvelle Meehee Hwang & Richard Gluck Barbara & Chiswell Langhorne The Lemon Foundation Lee & Peter Lockwood Nina & Jonathan Marks Claire McCarthy & Rod McKelvie Nancy & Arthur McKee Jake Michel Mary & David Nygaard Vin & George Packard Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Molly Raiser John Reilly The Robertson Foundation Sharon & Jay Rockefeller Fran & Lew Rumford Georgina Sanger & Bowdoin Train John Scully Share Fund Ellie & John Shorb Niente & Bob Smith Sarah & David Steinberg Lila & Brendan Sullivan Julianne & Scott Wagner Diana & Mallory Walker Eileen & Robin West Kathe & Edwin Williamson Dottie & Ken Woodcock Jean Wu & Jeff Shane Linda Youngentob

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the number of students from underserved communities with the academic preparation and personal character to succeed in competitive high schools and colleges.


DC Prep | Decade One of Raising the Bar