Sponsors Directory 2022-2023


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cox graae + spack architects is a nationally recognized architectural design, planning, programming, space planning, and interior design firm based in the historic Georgetown district of Washington, DC. Through 35 years of practice, the firm has distinguished itself as one of metropolitan Washington’s leading Architectural services providers with a specialty in institutional and educational design. Our body of work has received consistent praise for its sound planning principles and a clear architectural expression that is sensitive to its context and highly reflective of each client’s unique culture. We are engaged and challenged by the creative process of working with academic communities and their stakeholders to develop a framework for consensus building and intelligent decision-making. 

Learn more at https://cgsarchitects.com/


Venable has been representing independent schools nationwide for more than 25 years. Our independent school attorneys provide legal expertise and strategic guidance to a wide variety of educational institutions consistent with the school’s culture and mission. As a full-service national law firm, Venable handles virtually every type of legal issue facing independent schools.

Learn more at www.venable.com



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For over 50 years, The Budd Group has developed and executed facility solutions for clients in education, medical, government, corporate, manufacturing, commercial, retail, religious and hospitality facilities. Because our solutions are carefully customized to the needs of each customer and facility, the following provides only a sample of our capabilities. Whatever your facility needs, contact us today and let us develop a custom solution for you.

Learn more at buddgroup.com

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Coakley & Williams Construction (CWC) is the independent school builder of choice in the DMV. We have been trusted to build more than 75 projects at 26 prestigious private schools because we understand the value of donor dollars, schedule, and student, faculty & campus safety. We work with our clients on preliminary estimates, scheduling, and planning support. Based in Bethesda, MD, CWC has provided general contracting services in the DMV for 60+ years.

Learn more at www.coakleywilliams.com

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ConnectOne Bank serves the financial needs of independent K-12 educational institutions along the eastern seaboard. Recognized for outstanding client services and accessibility to decision-makers, ConnectOne Bank offers creative financial solutions consisting of campus renovation and expansion financing (both taxable & tax-exempt), including ground-up construction and real estate acquisition. Additionally, the Bank provides cash management services that typically reduce/eliminate bank service fees while increasing interest income on operating balances.

Learn more at https://www.connectonebank.com


Educators Benefit Services (EBS) is committed to providing high-quality, affordable employee benefits, and management support services to independent schools. EBS is the exclusive broker and administrator of AIMS Health. The Plan provides benefits to over 64 schools, covering nearly 8000 members.

EBS has been enormously successful for more than thirty years – in fact, it is one of the most successful independent school health insurance groups in the country. That success has been built upon favorable pricing; outstanding service both to schools and individual policyholders; and exceptionally low overhead costs, reflecting the nonprofit nature of the EBS mission.

Learn more at https://www.aimsmddc.org/mpage/EBS_Home

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Independent School Management is dedicated to advancing school leadership to enrich the student experience. Rely on 45+ years of research and insights to strengthen your school and deliver your mission with excellence. From Consultant-led professional development to student and staff insurance coverages, our services and resources ensure you’re doing what’s best for your faculty, staff, and students. Join a community of 900+ private schools to explore research-based approaches, provide proven coverages, and feel confident in your role as a private school leader.

Learn more at https://isminc.com

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PrepMatters offers one-on-one test preparation, educational planning, and academic tutoring to students in the DC Metropolitan area and all over the world. Partnering with families, schools, and local non-profits with a shared commitment to education, we strive to help all students reach their educational goals. We believe that these successful outcomes help not only individuals but also the entire community and that to achieve success preparation matters.

Learn more at www.prepmatters.com

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RCM&D is ranked among the top independent insurance advisory firms in the United States. Our specialized teams provide strategic solutions and consulting for risk management, insurance, and employee benefits. Leveraging 130 years of experience, RCM&D’s dedicated Education Practice serves more educational institutions and consortiums than any other broker in the mid-Atlantic region. With in-depth industry knowledge, we provide a consultative approach to help your institution identify unique exposures and determine the most effective risk mitigation techniques.

Learn more at www.rcmd.com


For over 30 years, SAGE Dining Services® has worked in partnership with independent schools and small colleges throughout North America who share a passion for great food, nutrition, and sustainability. SAGE chefs tailor menus for each community and prepare meals from scratch. SAGE prides itself on financial transparency and invests in technology, talent, and training to provide unmatched customer satisfaction. SAGE's unparalleled expertise in nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends produces exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

Learn more at SAGEdining.com.


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D.A. Davidson & Co. is an employee-owned investment banking firm dedicated to serving colleges and universities, independent schools, and non-profit organizations with their debt financing needs.  We serve our clients as an underwriter, placement agent, or financial advisor. We look forward to assisting schools in the greater Washington, DC area with any of these needs.

Learn more at https://dadavidson.com/




DLR Group | Bowie Gridley located in the high energy Penn Quarter area of Washington, DC, is a premier architectural firm  that specializes in working with independent schools to develop strategic campus planning and building design solutions that are appropriate to each institution’s unique needs and mission. Our deep portfolio includes a long history of partnerships in the greater Washington area, as well as work with schools throughout the United States and internationally. Our expertise, breadth of experience, and collaborative approach spans the planning and design of academic and student life, arts, athletics, and residential facilities, as well as a specialty in historic preservation. This complements and strengthens DLR Group’s stature as the number one K-12 education design firm in the United States.

Learn more at https://www.dlrgroup.com/independent-schools/



Southern Teachers is the premier agency for independent schools in the South.  We offer Teacher Placement, Head & Leadership Search, and Consulting Services. Our mission is to support our member schools so that they may offer the best possible education to their students.

Learn more at: www.southernteachers.com




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School Health Partners LLC provides health consulting and temporary nurse staffing personnel to help schools meet the health services needs of students. We offer a range of services including temporary nurse staffing (RNs and LPNs), new hire onboarding, professional development, and COVID-19 planning and support. We are eager to partner with schools in the District of Columbia to help them ensure that students are healthy and ready to learn.

Learn more at https://schoolhealthpartners.com