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The Ellington Fund

Please Note

We have moved! During the 2-year renovation of Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ building on R Street, the Ellington Fund and Arts programs will be located at:

Garnet-Patterson
2001 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
info@ellingtonarts.org
202.299.5663

History

The Ellington Fund (the Fund) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1979 to serve as the charitable arm of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA).  The Ellington Fund administers and supports several programs and activities at DESA that are not funded by the DC Public School System (DCPS).

Our function is to support the school through comprehensive fundraising efforts, including individual gifts, direct mail appeals, corporate, government and foundation grants, and special events such as the annual Performance Series of Legends.

The Ellington Fund has raised millions of dollars to augment the school’s budget, providing critical opportunities and service for students and faculty. With funding from DCPS on a steady decline, our challenge to accommodate our rigorous dual curriculum becomes harder. Philanthropy is essential to the success of our students and fulfilling our mission.

To find out how you can support arts education at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, please visit our section on “Ways to Give”.