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Building Maret's Future Today

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A growing endowment powers transformational change and guarantees long-term financial sustainability in an uncertain future. During Maret’s Centennial in 2011, through our Second Century Campaign, we doubled our endowment from $12.5 million to $25 million. Today, thanks to sound investment management and many generous donors, our endowment now exceeds $35 million.

Maret’s Endowment Impact

Our endowment is a permanent source of funding which supports Maret’s operating budget each year and advances School priorities.
• From 2010 to 2021 Maret’s budget grew by 53%.
• The endowment grew by 222%.
• Maret’s current endowment is over $35 million.

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FACULTY

ENSURE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Keep median faculty salaries and benefits at the top quartile of our peer schools to recruit and retain high-performing and diverse teachers.

  • The heart of Maret
  • Compensation is 61% of the budget
  • DC highly competitive marketplace
  • Faculty salary increases tied to tuition increases
 

FINANCIAL AID

SECURE OUR COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Sustain financial aid to support 25% of our students and build a community that is equitable and inclusive.
  • Expect need to grow
  • 25%of students K-12 receive tuition assistance
  • Special aid supports non-tuition assistance
  • Over $5M in financial aid budget

DRIVE INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE

DRIVE INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE
Build institutional research capacity at Maret and ensure its long-term success.
  • Data-driven assessments, decisions, and innovation
  • Maret Leading—Center for Institutional Research in Independent Schools (CIRIS)

TALBOTT TALENT FUND

A LEGACY OF SUPPORT
Endow and honor Marjo Talbott’s legacy of strategic support of faculty and student families.

  • Created in honor of Marjo Talbott’s extraordinary leadership as Head of School (1994-2023).
  • Fund provides the Head of School with the discretionary resources and flexibility to help support Maret’s talented faculty and students and help them thrive.
  • Funds will also be used to respond to strategic opportunities for faculty compensation and financial aid.

Giving Opportunities

Support Maret Through Planned Giving