Since 1979, The Ellington Fund, the charitable arm of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has helped fill the gap between DC Public School (DCPS) funding and the cost of a world-class arts education. The Ellington Fund is a proud partner of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Project.
The mission of the Ellington Fund is:
- To sponsor, maintain, and financially support the various programs and activities including curriculum programs, student support functions, art and academic disciplines and courses, productions, exhibits, concerts, workshops and educational seminars, and
- To provide scholarship assistance to graduates of the Duke Ellington School in pursuit of college or professional careers.
Please donate today so that all District youth, regardless of background or ability to pay, can have access to a life-changing arts education. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID is 52-1152273.
Ellington Fund Board of Directors
Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Esq., President | Hogan Lovells, LLP
Brenda Morris, Esq., Vice President
Amy Kauffman, Vice President | Mindchat Research
Priscilla Clarke, Secretary | Clarke and Associates, LLC
Kathleen Buhle, Development and Nominating & Gov. Comm. Chair
Annie Whatley, Nominating & Gov. Comm. Chair | University of District of Columbia
Matthew Gray, MBA, Finance Committee Chair | Brown Advisory
Amber Golden, President of DESAP
Stacie Lee Banks | Lee’s Flower and Card Shop
Eliot Battle, MD | Cultura Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Center
Michelle D. Bernard, Esq. | Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy
Sherri N. Blount, Esq. | Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
Zachary Cooper Cafritz | Rep. Don Beyer
Edward L. Cohen | Lerner Enterprises
Francesca V. Craig | British Embassy
Marcus R. Johnson | FLO
Robin Nunn, Esq. | Morgan Lewis, LLP
Michelle A. Persaud, Esq. | T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Stephanie Phillipps, Esq. | Arnold & Porter
Steve Rabinowitz | Blue Light Strategies
Sylvia Davis White
Sandi M. Logan, Principal & Head of School
Katitia Baptiste, SHADE Parent Group Co-President