Annual Giving

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At NPS, Annual Giving is our top philanthropic priority every year. Each and every year, we ask all members of our school community to support Annual Giving at a level that is meaningful to them. Above all, we strive for 100% participation. So, while there are many opportunities to support NPS throughout the year, we ask our families to make Annual Giving their first gift every year.

NPS is able to provide an extraordinary school environment with the help of contributions from the extended NPS community—parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporations. Thank you!

What Does Annual Giving Support?

  • Teacher Salaries & Benefits 
  • Classroom & Program Supplies 
  • Technology 
  • Professional Development
  • Financial Aid 
  • Field Trips 
  • Facilities

Annual Giving Gift Club Levels

Head of School Society


Cornerstone Society

$10,000 - $14,999

Core Values Society

$7,500 - $9,999

1969 Circle

$5,000 - $7,499

Spirit Circle*

$2,200 - $4,999

Red & White Circle

$1,000 - $2,199

NPS Friends

up to $999

Forever a Cardinal
For young alumni within 10 years of graduation


*A Spirit Circle gift of $2,200+ represents the “gap” amount – the difference between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student at NPS.


Annual Giving Volunteers

Co-Chairs & Grade Representatives

Annual Giving Co-Chairs

Laura and Neal Gardner
Jeffrey Powell
Kristin and Sunil Thakor

Grade Representatives

Corinne and Thomas Hoare
Holly and Conley Patton

Jackie and Joseph Deal
Lisa Hepp and Dan Martino

Donna Richards-Duvall and Manuelle Duvall
Alissa and Francisco Jijon

Grade 1
Susanna Gebhard and Lynden Melmed
Kristen Roberts and Marc Lewis

Grade 2
Keri and Floyd Sartin
Kate and Trevor Stanley

Grade 3
Christina and Douglas McAllister
Karin and Tom Seidenstein

Grade 4
Regina and Attila Bodi
Tiffany and Stephen Rohrbaugh

Grade 5
Colette and Kelvin Coleman
Jennifer and Peter Kashatus

Grade 6
Michelle and Morris Barren 
Mary and John Murphy

Additional Annual Giving Representatives

Current Faculty & Staff Representative

Beatriz Liles

Former Faculty & Staff Representative

Ben Ketchum

Grandparent Representatives

Suanne & Richard Beyda

Alumni Representatives

McKayla Paleologos '19
Joe Bladel '14
April Williams '89

Alumni Family Representatives

Lucy & Thad McBride


Contact the Office of Development

Director of Development & Alumni
James Woodward
(202) 537-7559

Associate Director of Development
Mary Marra
(202) 537-7506

Senior Development Associate
Julia Hetherington
(202) 537-7586

Development Associate
Lisa Johnson
(202) 537-7507