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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade


Generous gifts from parents, alumni, grandparents and friends towards our endowment invest in Beauvoir’s future and ensure that the School remains a leader in early childhood education for many years to come. Continued endowment growth supports financial aid for students, salary increases and professional development opportunities for faculty, and enhanced learning experiences for our children.
Current endowment funds include: 
  • The Susan Dawson Faculty Salary Fund, established by a Beauvoir alumnus in 2005, to honor Susan Dawson, a second grade teacher who taught at Beauvoir in the '50's and '60's. The income from this fund will be designated to support faculty salaries. 
  • The Sylvia H. Thompson Milestone Fund, created in 2005 in loving memory of Beauvoir’s beloved science teacher, Sylvia Howe Thompson. Through this fund, the School will be able to offer teachers incentives to continue their work at Beauvoir and reward their wonderful work with children. 
  • The Faculty Salary Endowment Fund, established during Beauvoir's 1987 capital campaign, to provide income to support teachers' salaries. 
  • The Miriam Glass Endowment Fund, established in 1980 to honor Beauvoir's first art teacher Mrs. Miriam Glass, on the occasion of her retirement. Income from this fund supports general operating expenses. 
  • The Julia Morse Scholarship Fund was created to honor one of Beauvoir's original faculty members who taught at the School for more than 40 years. Income from this fund is applied to financial assistance. 
  • The Madeleine R. Lockman Endowment Fund, established in 1990 by Steven Lockman and his sons, Michael '88 and Andrew '90, in memory of their mother who was an elementary school teacher. The fund's income is applied to providing professional development opportunities for young teachers.
For further information on making a charitable contribution to Beauvoir’s endowment, please contact Geoff Johnson, Director of Institutional Advancement (202-537-6490; geoff.johnson@cathedral.org).

Meet the Advancement Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Geoff Johnson

    Geoff Johnson 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Photo of Abigail Coyne

    Abigail Coyne 

    Assistant Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Monika Rhodes

    Monika Rhodes 

    Associate Director of Advancement

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a way for donors to “leave a legacy” by impacting Beauvoir beyond their lifetime. It allows donors to make larger gifts than might otherwise be possible, and may enable them to increase their retirement incomes and receive tax advantages. The long-term nature of these gifts provides a legacy that Beauvoir can rely on in planning for current and future needs, as well as giving future generations the gift of an extraordinary education.
The Maypole Society was formed in 2002 to honor those who have provided for Beauvoir through a provision in their estate plans. By becoming a member of the Maypole Society you will help shape Beauvoir’s future and leave a lasting legacy to the School. If you would like to become a member of the Maypole Society, please notify the school that you have made a provision for Beauvoir in your estate plan. There are a variety of ways to realize the benefits of planned giving.

For further information about the Maypole Society and planned gifts, contact please contact Geoff Johnson, Director of Institutional Advancement (202-537-6490; geoff.johnson@cathedral.org). You should contact your own legal advisor to discuss what opportunities are suited for your needs.

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Our Mission

At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
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