We Did It!

More than 2,000 donors contributed an extraordinary $52,003,200 to make our vision of a One GDS a reality.

Thanks to the extraordinary philanthropic spirit of our community, the One GDS Campaign exceeded all expectations.

One Campus. One Mission. One GDS. Campaign

For decades, GDS has dreamed of unifying our School on one campus, and now, the stars have aligned. With the purchased property adjacent to our High School, construction is well underway on our new Lower/Middle School. Now all of our students, PK-12, can be together.

To make this vision a reality, GDS has embarked on the historic One Campus. One Mission. One GDS. Campaign.
    • One GDS

Priorities

  1. Unified School - Bringing our GDS home, for the first time ever as a PK-12, onto one campus
  2. Financial Aid - Providing financial assistance to a quarter of the student body
  3. Annual Fund - Supporting programs and operations through annual giving

Impact

List of 3 items.

  • A Unified School…

    • Advances our academic program
    • Strengthens our community
    • Enhances efficiencies
  • Expanded Financial Aid…

    • Expands access to a GDS education
    • Enriches student interaction and experience
    • Keeps GDS true to its mission
  • Enhanced Annual Fund…

    • Supports faculty and staff salaries and professional development
    • Enriches curricular and extracurricular activities
    • Sustains academic, health, and wellness support

Our Progress

Thank You

Thank you to the hundreds of generous families who have made their commitments already.

New Lower/Middle School Features

  • A building that is 50% larger than our existing building, with 50% more programmable space.
  • A separate PK and K wing, collaborative learning commons spaces, a technology commons, and indoor and outdoor learning spaces.
  • Grade clusters with rooms for breakout instruction, cooperative learning, and differentiated instruction.
  • Enhanced athletic facilities, including a field and double gym, flexible performing arts space, and library.
  • Full dining available to all grade 1-8 students, and “grab and go” for High School students.

Improvements to the High School

  • Administrative offices will move to the new Lower/Middle School, freeing up space for programming.
  • Exploring options for converting approximately 5,500 square feet of existing administrative space into space programmed for expanded academic use.

One GDS Campaign Volunteer Leadership

One GDS Honorary Chair
Gladys Stern

One GDS Campaign Executive Committee
Kate Koffman and Sid Banerjee – Chairs
Kamal Ali '80
Richard Avidon
Frank Foer '92
Lisie and Michael Gottdenker
Larry Kanarek
Jill Lesser
Liz Levine '02
Sabina Menschel
Jonathan Perl
Helen Rhee
Peg Schultz
Anu Tate
Josh Wachs
Bryan Williams
Nancy and Harold Zirkin

One GDS Lead Gifts Committee
Monica and David Dixon
Robin '94 and Brian Friedman
Betsy and Mike Keeley

One GDS Board of Trustees Committee
Jenny Abramson '95
David Stern
Brad Vogt

One GDS Grandparents and Alumni Parents Committee
Patty Abramson
Michele Altemus and Joe Cullen
Judy Areen and Richard Cooper
Judith and Bill Jeffress
Judy Lichtman
Melanie and Larry Nussdorf
Laura Stone and Ezra Levine

One GDS Grandparent Engagement Committee
Carol Berenson
Paulette Korns
Annette and Percy Wilson
Lenore Yellen

One GDS Faculty Committee
Perry Degener
David Gillespie
Kathy Hudson
Keith Hudspeth
Skylé Pearson
Laura Rosberg

One GDS Parents Committee
Sherry and Craig Beach
Ann-Marie and Bill Burke
Nicole Elkon
Holly and Rudolph Geist
Molly Levinson and Josh Wachs
Helen Rhee and Tarik Taybi
Rachel and R. Jacob Vogelstein
Katherine Wray and Michael Korns
Barbara Yellen and Phil West
Gretchen and Jeremy Zucker

One GDS Parent Engagement Committee
Ciera and Trevor Ashley
Bernadine Bacon-Irwin
Jennifer and Matthew Berzok
Dominic Bianchi
Cathy Boss
Raïna Brubaker
Tamara Buchwald
Bob Cooper
Meredith and Michael Cymerman
Erin Davis and Jonathan Etter
Gema DeCain
Nicole DeYampert and Albert Moseley
Amy Dixon and Gregg LoCascio
Jeffrey Dygert
Sasha Fombrun-Rene and Alex Rene
Tonya Fulkerson
Bill Gallagher
Anabel Genetski
Phyllis Hedlund
Holly Holland
Barry Hurewitz
Ruth Jacobsen
Terri Judge
Iman Kennerly
Bob Liebowitz
Elana and Jonathan Perl
Tony Pimenta
Barbara Price
Sarah Rosand
Niharika Shukla
Reem Sweiss
Deep Vardan
Laura Zuckerman

One GDS Alumni Committee
Melissa Green '90
Jeff Jeffress '92
Zina Khalid '80
Caleb Kramer '87
Leroy Nesbitt '78
Nina Ritch ’95
Michael Sachse '95
Matt Solomon '90
Rachel Winnik Yavinsky '01

GDS Alumni Board
Ava Jones '02, President
Nina Ritch ’95, Vice President
Jason Campbell '07
William Fastow '96
Batya Feldman '07
Julia Fisher '09
Hunter Fortney '11
Brian Fung '06
Branden Isaac '08
Tayo Jimoh '10
Elena Lobo '04
Laura London '07
Mitchell Malasky '04
Amy Oberdorfer Nyberg '91
Denise Odell '84
Stephanie Rosenthal '98
Elizabeth Slobasky '97

Campaign Leadership

Campaign Executive Committee
Kamal Ali '80
Richard Avidon
Frank Foer '92
Lisie and Michael Gottdenker
Larry Kanarek
Kate Koffman and Sid Banerjee
Jill Lesser
Liz Levine '02
Sabina Menschel
Jonathan Perl
Helen Rhee
Peg Schultz
Anu Tate
Josh Wachs
Bryan Williams
Nancy and Harold Zirkin

Board of Trustees
Chair
Jenny Abramson ‘95

Executive Committee
Erik Smulson, Vice Chair
Lisa Fairfax, At-Large
David Smith, Treasurer
Jeff Blum, Secretary
 
External Affairs Fundraising Sub-Committee
Sid Banerjee, Chair

Head of School
Russell Shaw

Contact Us

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Lindsey Jacobson

    Lindsey Jacobson 

    Director of Major Gifts & Donor Services
    202-295-1061
  • Photo of Jeffrey Delozier

    Jeffrey Delozier 

    Director of Advancement Services; Campaign Gift Officer
    202-295-6239
  • Photo of Ashley Bianchi

    Ashley Bianchi 

    Director of Annual Giving
    202-295-1070
  • Photo of Taylor Hull

    Taylor Hull 

    Assistant Director of Annual Giving
    202-295-1067
  • Photo of Nataki Corneille

    Nataki Corneille 

    Director of Alumni Programs
    202-295-1062

LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL

4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007

HIGH SCHOOL

4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016


Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.