Thank you for your support of Chadwick School
through our 2023-24 Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund are applied across the school’s operating budget to fully fund the highest priority needs of our teachers, students and school. Importantly, Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted, which gives the school the flexibility to apply the funds where they are needed most. 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. Beyond this, the Annual Fund supports opportunities in athletics, the arts, sciences, outdoor education and service learning. In short, the Annual Fund strengthens every aspect of our school – beyond what is possible with tuition alone.

Because all Annual Fund gifts are spent in the year they are donated, the Annual Fund must be renewed each year. And because Chadwick depends on the Annual Fund to support the school’s core programs, our Board of Trustees has identified the Annual Fund as the school’s top philanthropic priority. So, while there are many opportunities to support Chadwick throughout the year, we ask our families to make the Annual Fund their first gift every year.

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

2023-24 Annual Fund 

Parent co-chairs
Debby Lin         Annual Fund Parent Co-chair
Sandy Thomas Annual Fund Parent Co-chair
Lori Doty Annual Fund Parent Co-chair



Giving Levels and Recognition

Chadwick is fortunate to have many generous benefactors whose gifts have helped advance the school’s Mission and support students in their pursuit of academic excellence, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. 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. Parent Annual Fund participation is also recognized in listings by grade level. 

All gifts are gratefully recognized in Chadwick’s Annual Report. 

Leadership Donors

Honors Circle: $4,000+

Dolphin Circle: $7,500+

Head of School's Circle: $10,000+

Admiral’s Circle: $15,000+

Mariner's  Circle: $25,000+

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 more than $6 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.