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. 

Website: https://cgsarchitects.com/


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Brown Edwards is committed to K-12 education and understands that independent schools face an array of unique issues affecting everything from student financial needs to long-term sustainability. As you manage these challenges, you will need an exceptional relationship with, and commitment from, a group of accounting and advisory professionals who support your efforts. At Brown Edwards, a Top 100 firm where education is a core focus, we know your issues.

Website: becpas.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.

Website: 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.

Website: 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.

Website: 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.

Website: https://www.aimsmddc.org/mpage/EBS_Home

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ISM is dedicated to advancing school leadership to enrich the student experience. Rely on 45+ years of research, knowledge, and experience to strengthen your private school’s strategies and deliver your mission with excellence. 

Website: https://isminc.com


Since 1972, Kastle Systems continues to design, install, monitor, and maintain electronic security systems using a managed service platform. Their electronic access control, video surveillance, visitor management, and panic duress systems are customized to fit a school’s need and offer a turn-key solution that is scalable and affordable. Kastle serves current member schools and appreciates the opportunity to support AISGW and its mission.
Website: www.kastle.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.

Website: 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.

Website: www.rcmd.com


Southern Teachers is the premier placement agency for independent schools in the south, from Delaware south to Florida and west as far as Texas. Founded in 1902, our mission is to help schools hire talented teachers and leaders so that our member schools may offer the best possible education to their students.

Website: www.southernteachers.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.



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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.

Website: https://dadavidson.com/


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ToucanTech is an advancement software designed for fundraisers & school community managers. Choose a public website or private portal, combined with a powerful database, email engine & events management system. Manage all donor & alumni relations in one place, helping to save time, increase efficiency & boost engagement.

Website: www.toucantech.com 




CampusVision Productions is a full-service multimedia company that specializes in providing high-quality multimedia products to a broad range of educational institutions from elementary to professional schools enabling them to advance their missions by telling their campus stories.  Our company’s wide range of multimedia products includes professionally produced, scripted, and edited videos, beautifully shot 4K HD live streams, and stunningly enhanced digital photos. 

Website: https://www.campusvisionproductions.com/


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Cleat Design + Build is the one-stop solution for private schools, associations,  property managers,  and building owners seeking first-class design, build, repair, and maintenance solutions. Cleat has successfully designed and executed more occupied building renovation projects in the DC Metro area than any other group in the past 20 years. Collectively, the CLEAT team has delivered more than 93 occupied renovation projects valued at over $1B.  What sets us apart is the level of care and attention we give to every project to ensure we deliver a quality experience with minimal disruption. With communication at the core, we ensure everyone knows where we are and how we're delivering.

Website: https://www.cleatdb.com/


Ironmark is an industry-recognized leader in marketing, print management, and communications services. We believe each assignment begins with listening to a client’s project goals to develop and execute in ways that deliver impact, inspiration, and involvement. It’s an approach to doing business that works. In fact, it’s the way we’ve gone about growing our own business for more than 60 years.

Website: https://ironmarkusa.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.

Link to Website: https://schoolhealthpartners.com