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Become a Partner, Change a Life

When you give, do you want to ensure that your gift has a transformative impact?

With Visitation’s Partners program, you can directly support a bright young woman throughout her journey at Visitation. You get to know her through updates – stories about her favorite classes, what sports she is playing or the role she nabbed in the play, as well as awards and accolades she garners along the way. You will learn her hopes and dreams, knowing you are helping her achieve them with your gift of a Visitation education.

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Since 1994, Visitation has brought together visionary donors
with intelligent, talented, and motivated young women, creating lasting partnerships that transform lives. You will be amazed not only by how much you can impact a young woman’s life, but how much she will impact yours.
Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson, Head of School

Promise into Purpose

Through the Partners program, we work together to help convert promise into purpose as we educate young women equipped to change the world with their vision and faith. As a Partner, you will not just be a benefactor, but also a true collaborator, helping us
advance the 220-year-old mission of the Sisters of the Visitation, to guide our students to become self-reliant, intellectually mature, and morally responsible women of faith, vision, and purpose. You are investing not just in any education, but in a Salesian Catholic education, informed by the values and virtues of our community. 

How the Program Works

Families who have made a commitment to Catholic education can find the cost of Visitation out of reach. In the 2020–2021 school year, over a third of our student body received a total of $2.5 million in financial assistance, a number that has been steadily growing in recent years and will continue to increase. For us to meet this demand, we need more Partners.

A Partner pledges a minimum of $10,000 annually
for each of the student’s four years. All gifts are
tax deductible. A Partner can be an individual, a family, a group of friends or classmates, a corporation, a foundation, or a business. We firmly believe cost should not prevent deserving young women from receiving an exceptional education at Visitation.

Students in the Partners program are promising applicants or current students who need financial aid to attend Visitation and pledge to maintain their grades.

I have become a better version of myself and it was all made possible by your generous decision to fund my education. Thank you so much for being willing to provide me with opportunities and make my dreams a reality.
a Partner student

You can make a difference; become a Partner.

The young women you support will enrich the world with their unique God-given gifts, animated by the  Catholic values and Salesian spirit they learn here. To become a Partner, please contact Director of Advancement Nathalie Bergin Sullivan ’71 (202.787.5676).

The Partners Program is vitally important. It allows us to admit gifted students whose families cannot afford the tuition and they enrich our community immeasurably.
Janet Donnelly Keller '79, Director of Admissions