Endowment Giving

NPS welcomes your generous support of our endowment to provide a reliable and consistent source of income in perpetuity for financial aid, professional development, teacher resources, and student leadership and learning.

NPS is grateful to the families in our community who have established Endowed Funds that continue to provide sustainable support for our school.  To learn more about supporting the NPS Endowment, please contact Director of Development, Mary Marra.


Open Doors Fund for Financial Aid
A generous anonymous gift of $300,000 from an NPS family launched the creation of a new endowment, the Open Doors Fund for Financial Aid.  This fund opens doors for students at NPS benefitting the school, and our students and families, for years to come.

With an eye on enhancing socioeconomic diversity at NPS, the donors specified their desire that children from historically underrepresented backgrounds be given the opportunity to benefit from an NPS education. Their transformational donation strengthens and enriches the school’s financial aid program, which provides need-based tuition assistance to students at all grade levels at NPS.  


Patricia Cunningham Endowment
The generous gift of $100,000 from Dr. George “Woody” Cunningham to NPS created the Patricia Cunningham Endowment to support the Cunningham Citizen Scholar Award for student leadership and faculty professional development.

Patricia “Pat” Cunningham was the first Head of School of NPS, and she and Dr. Cunningham were instrumental in founding the school, which opened on September 17, 1969.  Following Mrs. Cunningham’s retirement from education, she and Dr. Cunningham maintained strong ties with both NPS and National Presbyterian Church.

In 2008, a year after Mrs. Cunningham’s death, Dr. Cunningham and NPS established the Patricia Cunningham Citizen-Scholar Award, presented annually at Graduation to a 5th Grader who “exemplifies the NPS Core Values and is regarded as a class leader, person of character, and demonstrates a commitment to serving others through compassion and humility.” The honoree receives entry into the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, which is regarded as the premier leadership development program for middle school students.

This generous $100,000 donation will benefit NPS students, faculty, and staff for generations to come.

Make an Endowment Gift

Contact the Office of Development

Director of Development
Mary Marra
(202) 537-7506

Associate Director of Development
Jessica Johnson 
(202) 537-7559

Senior Development Associate
Lisa Johnson
(202) 537-7507