Annual Fund

Each and every year, we ask all members of our school community to support the Annual Fund at a level that is meaningful to them. Above all, we strive for 100% participation. Gifts to the Annual Fund are allocated to the highest priority needs for the teachers, students and programs that make Chadwick School distinctive. Because gifts to the Annual Fund are spent in the year in which they are given, we look to our school community to renew its support and investment annually. Click here to make your gift online today.

Every year, the Annual Fund helps:

  • Pay faculty salaries and fund professional development for teachers
  • Provide financial aid for outstanding students
  • Buy computers and technology
  • Provide equipment, transportation and resources for athletic teams, visual and performing arts endeavors, outdoor education trips, and service learning
  • Maintain our beautiful campus and facilities
  • Make Chadwick a remarkable place to learn.

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.


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.