Special Funds

While our Annual Fund supports needed operating expenses, endowments, capital, and other named gifts provide us with resources for projects outside of our regular budget.

If you are interested in learning more about the funds listed below or making bequests or planned gifts, please contact Jennifer Rawlings, Director of Development, at 202-362-8882 x 636 or at

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  • Combustion Engine Grant Program for Faculty Curriculum Development

    In 2002, a grant of $100,000 in operating funds from the Edward E. Ford Foundation generated a matching endowment gift of $200,000 from the William and Mary Greve Foundation specifically to fund the Combustion Engine Grant program and establish a permanent Combustion Engine Program Endowment. These funds make possible generous annual juried grants to support faculty curriculum development projects.
  • Endowment Funds and Special Gifts

    Several Endowment Funds were established during the past two decades to further the long-term mission and goals of the School and to honor members of the Burke community.  Income generated from the endowments and special funds contribute in significant ways to the School's annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Joseph H. Sharlitt Memorial Fund

    Established in 1996 in memory of long-time Board leader and Burke parent Joe Sharlitt, this fund provides supplemental support to families on financial aid in need of school supplies, field trip fees, extra tutoring, and other non-tuition-related financial assistance.
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