Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

First Republic BankFirst Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Community involvement with a focus on education has been a cornerstone of our mission. We provide schools with total banking solutions including tax-exempt financing, interim loans bridging capital campaigns and the seasonality of cash flows, cash management services, brokerage accounts for stock donations and short-term and long-term investment management.

First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. We are a member of NCGS and believe that donating time, money and knowledge to those who are best placed to make a difference to the lives of many is the right thing to do. It is truly a privilege to serve our schools and communities.


Girl Up

No matter their background, girls have the power to transform themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.

Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.


Graham-Pelton Consulting

Graham-Pelton is the fundraising consulting firm chosen by leading girls’ schools worldwide. We empower girls’ schools to attract high-level philanthropy, enabling them to achieve their missions.


Conference Exhibitors

American Council for International Studies (ACIS)

ACIS Educational Tours is the leader in quality educational travel to Europe, the Americas, Asia, and beyond. Since 1978 we’ve helped teachers and their students discover the best of the world and the best of themselves through unique experiential learning opportunities and culturally connective experiences. In educational travel, every moment matters. Pushing the experience from “good enough” to exceptional is what we do every day. Our mission is to empower educators to introduce their students to the world beyond the classroom and inspire the next generation of global citizens. Travel changes lives.


CalWest Educators Placement

CalWest Educators Placement recruits teachers and school leaders for independent schools on the west coast. We focus on identifying diverse candidates and providing engaged and empathetic support throughout the hiring process. Our personalized approach connects candidates to opportunities at schools where they can be authentic and impactful educators.


Grand Classroom

Grand Classroom is a travel organization based in Virginia that organizes experiential educational programs for students. In addition to the important character-building aspects of student travel, the participants are exposed to a constant stream of interactive lessons in science, history and conservation.

Students working with Grand Classroom are outside the majority of the trip, and learn by hands-on experience with docents and expert guides. In this age of cell phones, computers, television and video games, the staff of Grand Classroom believes that students benefit greatly from education combined with movement and outdoor activity. The trips go to National Parks, historic cities and destinations abroad. Each adventure is customized to meet the objectives of each group.


Hord Coplan Macht (HCM)

Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) is an integrated firm offering planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and environmental graphic design with offices in Baltimore, Charlotte, Denver, and DC Metro. We combine the goals of creating functional yet inspiring spaces with the principles of innovation, thoughtful design, technical strength, collaboration and financial responsibility to uphold our clients’ best interests and deliver high performing environments for the future. We are an award-winning design firm priding ourselves on leading a collaborative programming and design process that results in beautiful, environmentally responsible, user-friendly spaces. Our process is guided by the belief that all successful projects start by listening (and hearing) to what users and stakeholders really need and ultimately desire.


SAGE Dining Services®

For 30 years, SAGE Dining Services® has been defining the standard in food service for independent schools and private colleges throughout North America. By cooking meals from scratch, sourcing local ingredients, providing attentive service, introducing communities to new cuisines, accommodating food allergies, and being financially transparent, SAGE creates exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Learn more at sagedining.com.