How does Madeira launch so many women who change the world? Because we start from a strong foundation of support.

The consistent, enthusiastic generosity of alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends has allowed Madeira to claim and maintain a place among the finest independent schools in the world – and we are grateful to all who continue this tradition of support.

All gifts help Madeira complete important and needed projects, and gifts to The Madeira Fund, endowment, and capital projects show support for our school’s future. No matter how you choose to give, our next generation of Madeira girls thanks you.

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Ways to Give

The Madeira Fund

Gifts to The Madeira Fund help to balance the budget and allow the School to meet our short-term, annual needs. The Madeira Fund, our annual giving program, is crucial to our students' experience. From recruiting a wonderful new teacher to putting on a theatrical performance, from scholarships to athletic uniforms, from books to classroom technology, annual giving provides for an educational atmosphere that is vibrant – academically, athletically, and socially.

Our Progress

2023-2024 Madeira Fund Goal


Many donors are interested in an opportunity to match their personal interests to Madeira’s needs. When you give to The Madeira Fund you can designate your gift to one of several areas of interest:

  • Areas of Greatest Need
  • Athletics
  • Residential Life
  • Financial Aid
  • Co-Curriculum

Special Recognition

Take a look through one of our annual reports and you will notice that many of our donors belong to one or more of our Madeira Fund giving clubs. These clubs recognize the following:

Founder's Circle$50,000 and up
Headmistress' Circle$25,000 - $49,999
Boxwood Circle$10,000 - $24,999
Trustees' Circle$7,500 - $9,999
1906 Society$5,000 - $7,499
Oval Club$2,500 - $4,999

Potomac Club

$1,000 and up

Planned Giving

As members of the Madeira Community, we are thrilled that you are considering your legacy and planning for your future.  We are reassured when any of our constituents begins the important process of making a plan for their future and are honored that Madeira is a place meaningful enough to be put in to consideration when thinking of your legacy.

Can you tell your life story without Madeira?

Making a planned gift is one way to show your support and gratitude for Madeira, while also accommodating your own financial, estate-planning and philanthropic goals and priorities.  By planning for your future in a thoughtful and systematic way, you may see tax benefits, reduce burden for your loved ones, and support the place and the people that have been meaningful in your life.

We encourage you to make Madeira a philanthropic priority as you think about your legacy. The most important of which are new services that supports our constituents in a creation of a living will, Freewill and giving directly from their retirement assets.

Make a Smarter Donation

Supporters 70.5 or older with a traditional IRA are eligible to make a tax-free donation to the Madeira School directly from their IRAs. These gifts are tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return.

You can use our online tool to make your tax-free donation online, print out the forms you need to complete the gift offline, or learn more about the benefits of giving from your IRA.

Learn more about IRA donations today!

Types of Planned Gifts