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The Potomac Fund

 

The Potomac Fund

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Laura Bennett
Director of Annual Giving
703.873.5557

The Potomac Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at Potomac, providing critical support to the school’s operating budget for the current fiscal year.

  • It helps cover the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a Potomac education…
  • It augments faculty salaries and benefits, financial aid programs, and curriculum development…
  • And it serves as an expression of thanks, appreciation, and confidence in our faculty and staff for all that they do to enrich the lives of our children.

The Potomac Fund serves many purposes, augmenting the school’s operating budget through unrestricted support as well as eight targeted areas.

Athletics

GIfts to athletics help cover the operational costs of our programs as well as out first rate facilities.

DEI

The Potomac Fund has an ongoing commitment to support programs that advance Potomac’s goal of being an inclusive, connected community.

Environmental Stewardsip

Our 90-acre “classroom” empowers students, faculty and staff to become committed stewards of our campus.

Professional Development

All Potomac faculty benefit from professional development activities on and off campus to master emerging knowledge and best classroom practices—keeping them fresh and current, ultimately benefiting students.

Financial Aid

The Potomac Fund represents a key piece of our yearly operating budget thereby mitigating the cost of tuition for all students. Financial aid supports our commitment to financial sustainability by making a Potomac education affordable for more families.

Arts

For over 100 years, Potomac students have explored the worlds of music, visual arts, and performing arts, developing their skills and confidence while deepening their habits of artistic expression.

Mental Health

The mental health and wellness of Potomac students is a primary focus of our program to ensure they experience success academically, emotionally, and socially.

Technology

Effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age. At Potomac School, students are exposed to a wide variety of tools, applications, and platforms that are integrated fully into their learning experience.

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How Your Gift Makes a Difference

The importance of gifts to The Potomac Fund cannot be overemphasized: they provide more than 7% of the School’s program costs each year. Without this support, Potomac would be hard-pressed to offer things such as competitive salaries to its faculty or much-needed financial aid to deserving students. Annual gifts, whether large or small, have true power and allow everyone who cares about Potomac to contribute in a real way to strengthening and enriching it..

Your Gift at Work

4%

The Potomac Fund accounts for approximately 4% of the School’s operating budget.

$4,336

The gap between tuition and the cost of a Potomac education.

16/182

Allows Potomac students to benefit from an average class size of 16 students and 182 full-and part-time faculty members.

17%

Five year Potomac Fund growth 

$3m

raised each year to support current operations

26%

of donors increased their gift in 2022

1,066

All 1,066 Potomac students benefit from your support