Why Support Friends?

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Why should you support Friends School? 

Simply put, to help us continue the nearly 300-year-old tradition of providing a Quaker education, built on a framework of academic excellence, and that prepares students for the future.

Gifts to Friends School have a profound effect on the quality of education we offer our students — that is, fostering traditional values, inspiring innovation, and instilling the confidence to challenge, inquire and take action. Friends students have a powerful impact on our ever changing world. We thank you for offering your support today.

Click below to learn more about how your gift moves Friends School forward.

How can I support Friends?

We invite you to explore the various ways you can make an immediate and direct impact at Friends School today. Your investment of time, talent and financial support matters. 

  • Make a gift

  • If you are interested in joining The Fund for Friends committee, a group of alumni, parents, and parents of alumni who help make calls on behalf of Friends, please email Caroline Rayburn at crayburn@friendsbalt.org.

  • Get to know your child’s class and the greater parent community by serving in a volunteer role for the Parents

  • Honor your student’s birthday by placing a Birthday Book in our school library.
  • Hint: every parent and/or guardian is already a member of the Parents Association. 
  • As alumni, you can keep in touch with classmates by volunteering as a Class Agent or Secretary (email Christine Pappas at cpappas@friendsbalt.org).



of our yearly costs are covered by tuition. The rest comes from giving and other resources.


More than 50% of students receive financial assistance. Awards range from $1,000 to full tuition coverage, which helps to remove economic barriers for families.

$42 million

$42 Million endowment (rounded from 41,892,105), which provides roughly $1.5 Million in financial assistance and academic program support.

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“Sending me to Friends is one of the greatest of the many things my parents did for me. I am sure that it is the finest school I ever attended.”

Diane Mitchell’60
alumna and donor