Thank you for your support of Chadwick School
through our 2019-20 Annual Fund

During this time of upheaval and rapid change, the generosity of our community is making it possible for Chadwick to provide robust online learning for students while maintaining salaries for faculty and staff. 

Faculty and staff are hard at work, even while social distancing, to uphold our commitment to our students and keep our school strong amid unprecedented challenges. Our teachers continue to adapt and create new lessons that capitalize on distance learning. Staff have pivoted to respond to the needs of our community and maintain Chadwick’s essential functions. 

If you are able and would like to help, contributing to our 2019-20 Annual Fund is the most important way to support Chadwick at this time. Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted and allow the school to address the top priorities and most pressing needs of our teachers, students and school. Teacher and staff salaries and benefits, financial aid for students, technology equipment and upgrades, training and professional development are some of the major needs addressed by our Annual Fund during this time.

To learn more, check out our annual fund fact sheets in English, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish.

See below for a list of the donor giving levels and benefits. Gifts can be made online with a credit card, by check, through a donation of appreciated securities, or via wire transfer. You may also text CHADWICK to 56512 to use our mobile giving platform.

Roessler-Chadwick Foundation dba Chadwick School Tax ID#: 95-0615438 


Annual Giving


Mary Baldovin
Director of Annual Giving
(310) 377-1543, ext. 4076


2019-20 Annual Fund 

Parent co-chairs
Elisabeth Lesser Annual Fund Parent Co-chair
Debbie Lin Annual Fund Parent Co-chair
Sandy Thomas Annual Fund Parent Co-chair


Giving Levels and Recognition

Chadwick is fortunate to have many generous benefactors whose gifts have helped sustain the school’s tradition of academic excellence and its mission of developing students with exemplary character since 1935. Donor Clubs have been established to recognize those who make significant gifts to the school. Donors are recognized at the Giving Level that reflects their total annual giving to Chadwick’s Annual Fund, Delphinus Operating Fund and restricted annual gifts to current operations, including corporate matching gifts.

Leadership Donors

Honors Circle ($4,000+)

A gift of exclusive Chadwick logowear.

Dolphin Circle ($7,500+)

An invitation to the Leadership Recognition Dinner and a gift of exclusive Chadwick logowear.

Head of School's Circle ($10,000+)

The above, plus an invitation to the Leadership Roundtable Discussions held in the spring.

Admiral’s Circle ($15,000+)

The above, plus an invitation to the annual Legacy Dinner for Trustees, Past-trustees, and other school leaders. Event takes place in January or February.

Mariner's  Circle ($25,000+)

The above, plus a private meal with the Head of School.

Special Alumni Gift Clubs

Alumni Blue and White Club (Alumni gifts of $1,000 or more) 

Decade Dolphin Club (Gifts from classes who have graduated within the past 10 years)

Note: Per IRS regulations, the tax-deductible value of a gift is reduced by the value of benefits received. If you wish to waive benefits and receive the full tax deduction for your gift, please notify the development office.

Alumni Giving: The Delphinus Fund for Financial Aid

Annual giving from Chadwick alumni is directed to The Delphinus Fund for Financial Aid. Established in 2013, The Delphinus Fund enhances and strengthens the entire Chadwick community by providing increased tuition assistance for extraordinary students, grades K-12.

While Chadwick offers nearly $4 million in financial aid each year, it does not cover all of families’ demonstrated economic needs. One in six students currently receives some level of financial aid, yet every year there are students who are offered admission but are unable to enroll due to lack of financial aid assistance. The Delphinus Fund for Financial Aid helps increase the support available for these highly qualified students.