The Madeira Fund

An important source of unrestricted funds to the School’s operation, the Madeira Fund helps us bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Madeira education.

The Madeira Fund is the School’s annual giving program. Gifts are put to use immediately and have a direct and crucial impact on every girl's experience.

Our Progress

2020-2021 Madeira Fund goal


Goal $1,800,000

Total $1,551,543 (as of March 19,2021)


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: 

  • Area of greatest need
  • Athletics
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Financial Aid
  • Residential Life

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:

Leadership  for those who give at the following levels
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

Classes 2006-2020

$1,000 and up

Decade Club

Classes 2011-2020

$100 and up

Red & White Club

donors for five or more consecutive years

20% Club

20% increase from last year's gift

How to Get Involved

The Madeira Fund relies on an active group of volunteers who are vital to our strong participation and fundraising successes. We greatly appreciate the time and talent these people share with us. If you would like to become involved you could:

Be a Class Agent

Class agents are alumnae representatives who contact classmates on behalf of The Madeira Fund.

Join The Madeira Fund Parents Committee

This committee of current parents contact their peers in support of The Madeira Fund.

Participate in the young alumnae phonathon

Alumnae in their first five years come back to campus at designated times of year to call on other alumnae to participate in The Madeira Fund.

If you are interested in volunteering please email madeirafund@madeira.org or call the Development Office at 703-556-8221. We would love to have you!