2019–2020 Impact Report Bold minds in action.

In a year like no other, the Lincoln community has never been stronger or more supportive.

"Though she be but little, she is fierce!"
"The 2019–2020 school year was one of important transition at Lincoln—with a national search for our new head of school and a successful shift to a virtual environment for our students. We were able to accomplish so much thanks to your support."

—Jane P. Jamieson '71, Chair, Board of Trustees

In 2019–2020, we surpassed our fundraising goal for the Lincoln Fund! Over $775,000 directly benefitted our community.

THANK YOU alumnae, trustees, parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, parents of alumnae, sponsors, partners, and friends, for your generosity. We are so grateful for you!

The 2019-2020 Impact Report is a celebration of your generosity! Thank you for keeping Lincoln close to your heart, and for fueling the little moments and big accomplishments that make this community so special.

"Lincoln girls are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in, and be the change they wish to see in the world."

– Anna Painter, Lower School STEAM Faculty

A Note From

Christopher Downs P'06,'07

Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee

The past year has been a challenging one on many fronts. From managing the pandemic to ensuring we are on course for a strong financial future, the Lincoln community has been focused on success.

Under the direction of the head of school, our chief financial officer, and our supportive and engaged board, the Lincoln team took a very proactive approach to reviewing our financial performance, both short term and also with a wider lens. We believe our efforts this past year have put us in a strong position to deal with the continued uncertainties of 2020–2021, while also ensuring Lincoln’s long-term sustainability.

Lincoln is fortunate to have the foundation of a strong financial base, provided by generous donors, as tuition alone covers only a portion of what it takes to run the school. That base, coupled with strong leadership, careful financial management, and thoughtful planning have allowed us to take advantage of new opportunities, provide additional resources where needed, and continue to enhance the Lincoln experience for our students.

The completion of the Little School project during these difficult times is just one great example of a successful team effort. With continued support from our most loyal donors, and by welcoming new donors into our philanthropic community, Lincoln is well positioned to continue its tradition of educational excellence.

Thank you from Head of School Sophie Glenn Lau '88

Lead with confidence. Learn without limits.

Your generosity at work:

Contributions to Restricted Funds

This list recognizes giving to funds outside the Lincoln Fund.

"I really feel like my voice has genuinely been empowered. Lincoln has taught me that it matters. It's something I'll take with me when I leave Lincoln, and I won't let anyone tell me that it doesn't."

—Mariah N. '21

Your support of the Lincoln Fund goes to:

Academic Excellence

Our cutting-edge program is rooted in four academic pillars—character, curiosity, connection, and courage.


Athletics at Lincoln are all about girls: they’re the focus and the stars.

The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship

The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship is the hub for all matters pertaining to diversity, inclusion, justice, multiculturalism, and global citizenship at Lincoln.

Faculty & Staff Enrichment

Lincoln is home to outstanding faculty and an innovative curriculum, giving our students an academic experience they truly can’t receive anywhere else.

Financial Aid

We are committed to making the investment of a Lincoln School education affordable and accessible to a wide range of families. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

Performing and Visual Arts

Creativity abounds at Lincoln. The opportunities start early and grow to provide students with the chance to shine on stage or behind the scenes.

Reggio Emilia Instruction

We offer a unique path to discovery for boys and girls six weeks through three years through our child-directed, Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, which emphasizes collaboration and process.

The Lincoln Fund

The Lincoln Fund is one of the key reasons for our strong financial position during uncertain times. In a normal year, we know that these funds allow us to make sure the Lincoln experience is truly exceptional. These funds help cover the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate each and every student. In the context of a global pandemic, your generosity is making all the difference.

“I think that women make the best scientists, engineers, artists, leaders … basically the best everything.”

—Leah Tinberg ’12

Gifts in Kind

Meaningful giving comes in all shapes and sizes.

Matching Gifts

In Honor and In Memory Of

The Lincoln Foundation

We are deeply honored by the generosity of the members of the Lincoln Foundation, a group of individuals who have named Lincoln as a beneficiary in their estate planning. These gifts have an immeasurable impact on our school and its future. Bequests have supported the growth of Lincoln's endowment and have helped Lincoln to undertake a number of important capital improvements.

Endowed Funds

Lincoln School is grateful to those donors who have established permanently endowed funds to strengthen the financial foundation of our School. The following presents permanently endowed funds at Lincoln that help underwrite a range of needs, including general operations, education programs, scholarships, faculty development, and athletics. As of June 30, 2020, the value of Lincoln’s endowment was $13,281,976.

Building Beginnings

Learning through discovery. Connecting through community.

An investment in the idea that a Lincoln education has great power when it starts early, our littlest learners now have a state-of-the-art sustainable building to explore, enjoy, and call their own.

"We find wonder in the smallest and simplest of places. The Earth is all around us, not just in how we explore nature, but in how we act as caretakers and citizens of our world.”

–Giovonne Calenda, Early Childhood Studio Teacher

Lincoln School Board of Trustees

  • Jane Palestine Jamieson '71, President
  • Kathrin Belliveau, Esq. '86, P'20, '22, Vice Chair
  • Cynthia Patterson, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Nahigian Tavitian '82, Vice Chair
  • Chris Downs, P'06, '07, Treasurer
  • Russell Carey P'16, '31, Secretary
  • Martha Boss Bennett '85, P'14, '16, '22, Past President
  • Kim Sprague Anderson '80
  • Paul Boghosian P'21, '23
  • Dave Caldwell, Jr. P'22, '23
  • Jim Casey P'25, '27, '31
  • Tim Coggins P'16
  • Pamela Dahlberg GP'20, '23
  • Lynne Dansereau P'22, President, Lincoln School Parents Association
  • Heather Hahn Fowler '87, P'29
  • Susan Hibbitt P'85, '88, GP'19, '22
  • Leticia Lopes '13
  • Brendan McNally P'20
  • Mary Lioce-Narvell '75
  • Liz Newton P'33
  • Mih-Ho Cha Neenan '81
  • Jai-Me Potter Rutledge '06, P'31
  • Catherine Shaghalian '96, President, Lincoln School Alumnae Association
  • Samantha Bennett, Student Representative
  • Mia Puddington, Faculty Representative

Thank you, Lincoln donors!

Our mission: Lincoln School’s dynamic academic program, rooted in Quaker principles, educates girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.

Our values:

  • We value all-girls education
  • We value the life of the mind and intellectual challenge.
  • We value a global perspective in service of social justice and responsibility.
  • We value a community of trust and mutual respect which affirms the inherent value of every person.

Our statement on diversity and inclusion:

Lincoln School values difference and honors a multiplicity of perspectives that includes, but is not limited to, age, religion, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, and family structure. We are committed to the Quaker values of equity, justice, peace, and community. These ideals are driven by an understanding that a socially conscious learner is an empowered one, one who engages in critical self reflection and honest action. All members of the Lincoln School community—students, alumnae, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and trustees—will honor, embrace, and empower difference and individuality as sources of strength.

Your giving powers Lincoln's future!

A note: some of the videos and photos used above were captured in the pre-COVID era. Any filming or photography conducted this year was done so following all appropriate safety and health protocols.