Capital Priorities: Facilities & Endowment
Capital giving at The Haverford School strengthens and sustains our best-for-boys programs and facilities, and the teachers and students who thrive in them.
A rendering of the proposed Middle School, as viewed from the Field House.
Gifts to build, renovate, and restore facilities allow Haverford to keep pace with the changing needs of students and faculty.
The School has engaged in several major capital projects stemming from the School's 1993 Master Plan, including a pedestrian campus, the Field House and Sabol Field (2001), a new Lower School (2005), and the renovation of Wilson Hall along with a new Upper School (2008). The capstone of the plan will be a new Middle School that is pedagogically appropriate, safe and accessible, with flexible spaces that facilitate high-quality teaching and learning.
A rendering of the proposed Middle School, as viewed from Centennial Hall.
Haverford’s endowment provides crucial support for our faculty, enhances school programs, and ensures access for remarkable boys, regardless of socioeconomic background.
- How does endowment differ from The Haverford Fund?
- Why create an endowed fund at Haverford?
- What are the kind of endowed funds I can set up?
- What kind of stewardship do endowed funds receive?
- How are endowed funds established?
The earnings on endowed funds are used in perpetuity to support Haverford’s programs and goals. Because the principal of the fund is never spent, it can generate greater earnings over time. The Haverford Fund income, by contrast, is spent the same year it is given and is used entirely to support the operating budget of the School.
Donors may set up a restricted endowed fund in which they designate endowment income for a certain purpose. Donors may also opt to create an unrestricted endowed fund, which leaves the spending of income at the discretion of the school. This is most beneficial, because it allows the Head of School and the Board of Trustees the flexibility to direct the income to the area of greatest need at Haverford. Donors may also choose to add to an existing endowed fund, either restricted or unrestricted.
The Haverford School actively manages more than 70 endowed funds, protecting the desires of donors and ensuring healthy growth of these assets. Haverford’s investment policy creates a growing stream of revenue, while protecting and producing funds for reinvestment. Donors receive yearly recognition in the ‘Gifts to the Endowment’ section of the Haverford School Annual Report, as well as a financial report.
Endowed funds can be established with outright gifts of cash or stock, through pledges to complete funding over several years, or through planned gifts. Families can also join resources to create an endowed fund, allowing their gifts to have a greater impact and creating unique multi-generational ties to the school. The minimum gift for establishing a new endowed fund is $100,000. There is no minimum gift for adding to an existing endowed fund.
For more information, please contact Matt Nierenberg, Capital Gifts Officer, at email@example.com or 484-417-2794.
Our world cries out for leaders and persons of character who have the courage to make good choices and decisions. That describes Haverford graduates. A Haverford education and experience has a powerful and enduring impact on all our community, which in turn can make a powerful difference in the lives of others and their communities. Bill Thorkelson '68
- Endowed Chairs
- Endowed Faculty Funds
- Endowed General Funds
- Endowed Lecture Funds
- Endowed Program Funds
- Endowed Scholarship Funds
- Restricted Funds
The Class of 1954 Chair in Language
Established in 2004 to celebrate the Class of 1954's 50th Reunion, the income from this endowment fund provides a perpetual source of operating support for the salary and benefits of the Chair of the Language Department.
The Grace and Mahlon Buck Chair in Performing Arts
Established in 1998 with gifts from two generations of Buck family alumni, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mahlon Buck Jr. '42, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck '46, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. Buck '49, and Mr. and Mrs. James M. Buck III '77, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mahlon Buck. It was the family's desire to recognize their parents' and grandparents' lifelong love of music and the performing arts. Income from this endowment fund provides a perpetual source of operating support for the salary and benefits of the Chair in Performing Arts which oversees both the Music and Theater programs.
The Martinelli Family Chair of Rowing
Established in 2015 by David J. Martinelli '79 and Christine A. Martinelli, parents of Elizabeth, William '16, and Davis '17, this endowed fund supports the salary, benefits, and related costs of the Head Rowing Coach at The Haverford School. The occupant of this endowed Chair shall serve as a role model on and off the river and is entrusted with the special task of molding young men of character through discipline, hard work, and teamwork in rowing competition.
The Russell C. Ball Jr. '44 Chair in History
The Ball Chair in History was established in 1998 with gifts from Russell C. Ball III '84 and his family in memory of his father, Russell C. Ball Jr. '44, who was a lover of history, outstanding athlete, two-term member of the School's Board of Trustees, and recipient of the School's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991. Income from this endowment fund provides a perpetual source of operating support for the salary and benefits of the Chair of the History Department.
The Carmen Mateos-Hirshman Fund for Teaching Excellence in Foreign Language
Established in 2015 by Taine and Jennifer Pechet in honor of Carmen Mateos-Hirshman, beloved Spanish teacher and Mock Trial coach, this fund supports excellence in foreign language instruction by providing support for faculty compensation, enrichment, and professional development. This fund is intended to help support and encourage a teacher with the characteristics that made Carmen Mateos-Hirshman an inspiration to the boys during her years at Haverford.
The Class of 1962 Faculty Enrichment Fund
As stated in Haverford's Strategic Vision, the School's goal is to recruit, develop, and retain faculty with the vision, ability, compassion, and commitment to inspire and deliver a challenging educational program. Haverford's teachers need to possess the flexibility to respond to students' needs as they prepare to live and work in an increasingly interconnected and complex world, and model a growth mindset through their use of research, experience, and evaluation that informs not only how they teach, but what they teach. The Class of 1962 Faculty Enrichment Fund will support Haverford's professional development program for faculty.
The Edward E. Ford Foundation Fund for Upper School Faculty Enrichment
Established in 1994 by a grant from The Edward E. Ford Foundation, this fund's income enables Upper School faculty to take courses, attend conferences and workshops, and undertake summer travel for educational purposes.
The G. Dickson "Pop" Garner Math Education Endowment Fund
Named in honor of G. Dickson "Pop" Garner, mathematics teacher at the School for 33 years, the income from the fund is used to support teaching excellence through professional development, curricular work, and research in the math department; to support a Pop Garner Scholars Program for gifted math students to pursue self-directed, inquiry based projects in applied and pure mathematics on a pre-approved basis; to support the publication of a student-based math journal; and as funds permit, to supplement tuition aid to attract talented math students.
The Preparing Boys for Life Teaching Excellence Award Fund
Established in 2001 by anonymous parents wishing to express gratitude to outstanding faculty, this fund provides one-time faculty bonuses within the framework of the School's annual compensation policy to encourage and reward excellence in teaching.
The Summer Institute for the Growth of Haverford Teachers and Staff (SIGHTS)
The Summer Institute for the Growth of Haverford Teachers and Staff supports a program of summer study for its faculty and staff, initially funded by The Haverford School Parents' Association. The purpose of the program is to enhance the quality of education at Haverford by providing faculty and staff with time for renewal and rejuvenation during the summer in their area of expertise. Faculty and staff who are awarded summer study grants share their experiences and personal growth with their colleagues and the wider community. The ultimate beneficiaries of the summer study program are the Haverford boys.
The Yass Family Endowment for Faculty Enhancement Fund
Established in 2010 by Jeff Yass, then a member of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Janine, parents of Robert H. Yass '08 and Douglas A. Yass '10, this fund supports faculty salaries and professional development, enabling the School to attract and retain the very best teachers.
The General Endowment for Athletics - The Haverford School Athletic Endowment Fund
In 2009, this fund was established to be used to support the athletic program over and above the yearly budget allocation as determined by the Director of Athletics, Head of School, and Chief Financial Officer. Unused funds in any one year will be reinvested in the fund's balance.
The General Endowment for Faculty
This fund supports faculty salaries and professional development, enabling the School to attract and retain the very best teachers.
The General Endowment for Tuition Assistance
Gifts to this fund provides the School with guaranteed funds for tuition assistance to support eligible boys who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The General Endowment for Unrestricted Use
Gifts to the School's general unrestricted endowment provide the most flexible support for Haverford.
The Hugh Trumball Adams 1931 Fund
This fund was created through the bequest of Hugh Trumbull Adams, realized in 2010, with the direction that the income be used only for general purposes.
The Lee Family Fund
Established in 2016 by Jeffrey F. Lee '95 and his wife, Shiao.
The L. Cheyney Smith Jr. 1935 Fund
Established in 2005 with a bequest from L. Cheyney Smith Jr.'s estate, this fund's annual income is used for unrestricted annual giving.
The Cox Leadership Symposium Fund
The Joseph T. Cox Servant Leadership Symposium was created in 2010 by Mr. and Mrs. F. Scott Addis '74 to recognize the "servant leadership" of Head of School Joseph T. Cox, Ph.D. from 1998 to 2013. The fund is used to bring a guest lecturer to the School at least once a year to speak about leadership. The lecturer will be selected by a panel of Upper School boys and faculty.
The Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture Fund
Established in 1989, with initial gifts from Head of School Leslie R. Severinghaus, 1942 to 1965, and Davis Parker's wife, Jane Parker Scott, this fund honors Head of School Davis Parker, 1966 to 1987, for his passion for history. Proceeds are used to invite distinguished scholars in American history to speak and also participate in a day of classes with Haverford students.
The Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture Fund
Established in 1998 with a lead gift from Tom McCabe, then a member of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Anne, parents of Thomas B. McCabe IV '00, to honor Edward R. Hallowell's decades of teaching English at Haverford. The lecture series brings distinguished men and women of letters to Haverford to read from their work and spend a day with the students in readings and discussions.
The Class of 1958 Fund for International Understanding
The rubric for this fund was substantially revised in 2014 with the approval of the fund donors to reflect the current global studies program. The primary mission of this fund is to give Haverford School students the opportunity to travel abroad to create cross-cultural connections and to deepen their knowledge of global issues covered within the The Haverford School curriculum. Income from the fund supports short (one- to two-week) exchange programs, travel-study programs, a global studies elective with a travel-study component, global studies professional development opportunities for faculty, and annual recognition of up to five Severinghaus Global Scholars.
The Community Partnership Endowment Fund
The Community Partnership Endowment supports leadership, service, and community-based partnerships at The Haverford School.
The Edward E. Ford Endowment Fund for Values Education
This fund was established in 2004 to provide perpetual support for values education, service learning, and the honor code programs at The Haverford School.
The Haverford School Crew Endowment for Rowing Operations
Endowment for the crew program established in March of 2016 by the Friends of Haverford School Rowing (FHSR), this fund provides operating budget funds for the crew program at The Haverford School, primarily to support the operations and maintenance of the boathouse.
The Haverford Scholars Fund
Established by the Class of 1961 on the occasion of its 50th Reunion, The Haverford Scholars Fund affords students from high-need backgrounds fuller access to a Haverford School experience through funding for supplemental expenses, mentoring, and enrichment support.
The Leadership Program Endowment Fund
Established in 2015 through a gift from the Chappell Culpeper Family Foundation, this fund provides annual operating support to the leadership program of the School.
The M. Yetter Schoch 1925 Enrichment Center Fund
This fund was created in memory of M. Yetter Schoch by his wife, Elizabeth Bowden. Income from this fund supports the Upper School Enrichment Center.
The McCabe Emergency Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 with an initial gift from former Trustee Tom McCabe and his wife, Anne, parents of Thomas B. McCabe IV '00, this fund provides tuition assistance to families who encounter unanticipated financial challenges during the school year.
The McFarland Family Endowment for American History
Established in 2016 by George C. McFarland Jr. '77 and his wife Betsy McFarland, this fund supports excellence in American history instruction by providing support for programs and for faculty compensation, enrichment, and professional development.
The Michael Stairs Memorial Concert Fund
Established in 2018 by alumni, parents, and friends, the Michael Stairs Concert Fund honors Stairs' service to Haverford as an outstanding music teacher and director of the Glee Club and the Notables from 1986-2012. An accomplished organist, Stairs played for Bryn Mawr's Church of the Redeemer, the Wanamaker Grand Court at Macy's, and was appointed as organist of the Philadelphia Orchestra by Riccardo Muti in 1985. This fund is overseen by the chair of the Music Department and supports an annual concert by a performer or composer who evokes the inspiration and admiration of students, just as Stairs did.
The Monique Monceaux Global Studies Endowment Fund
Established by Peter J. Clough '66 in memory of his wife, Monique Monceaux, who helped to inspire his lifelong love of language learning, the fund provides annual operating support to the global studies program of the School with a priority for support of language immersion opportunities through student travel, exchanges, and elective study.
The Rock Band Endowment Fund
This fund was established in 2021 through the support of two grateful families whose sons' experiences were most positively impacted and enriched by participation in a rock band. Income from this fund helps provide the operating budget for rock band instruction and performances for interested fourth grade through VI Form students.
The Todd M. Pearson International Travel and Study Program
Established in 2019 by Nash Waterman '98 and Joy Lehman, this fund honors faculty member Todd Pearson, who inspired Nash to expand his educational experience. Equally, Joy shared similar life-changing experiences at her schools. This fund provides tuition assistance for students passionate about and interested in study and travel abroad who would otherwise be unable to take advantage of these opportunities.
The William Edward Gwinn '86 Memorial Fund for Science
Established in 1984 by D. Byrd and Mary S. Gwinn in memory of their son, William Edward Gwinn '86, proceeds from the fund help to underwrite the science department budget and promote excellence in science education through an annual science lecture by a visiting scholar, a faculty award for teaching excellence in the sciences, and a book prize awarded annually to a member of the IV Form.
The Williams Pettibone Fund for Science Enrichment
Established by John and Andrea Pettibone and their son, Trevor '21, this fund honors Trevor's grandfather, Richard T. Williams, who combined his interests in biology, chemistry, and engineering throughout his distinguished career. The fund provides Upper School students exposure to the wonders of science: supports student programming that instills an interest in scientific careers, cultivates interdisciplinary learning opportunities in the sciences, and/or provides professional development for teachers exploring novel ways to support scientific learning. This fund serves to enlighten generations of Haverford students to the possibilities of careers in science and establish a life-long love of scientific inquiry.
The Yoh Endowment Fund for Lower School Athletics
Established in 1998 by Harold L. "Spike" Yoh Jr. '54 and his wife, Mary, the fund's income supports Lower School athletics with the goal to foster excellence in physical education, athletics, and fitness programs for students in pre-k through fifth grade.
The A. Merklee Beitler 1926 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 by Mrs. Helen M. Beitler in memory of her husband, Abraham Merklee Beitler, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Benjamin Franklin Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in June 2015 by William C. Yoh '89 and Kelly G. Yoh, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for boys who exemplify Franklin's innovative spirit, restless pursuit of learning, and love of the Philadelphia region.
The Bunting Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by brothers Clifton D. Bunting Jr. '56, David G. Bunting '60, and James P. Bunting '64 in gratitude to The Haverford School, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend Haverford, with a preference for boys who are eager for knowledge and actively participate in the clubs and activities at Haverford.
The Chappell Culpeper Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 2015 through a gift from the Chappell Culpeper Family Foundation, this fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for students of color entering fifth grade or higher, who have an interest in and aptitude for engineering, math, or science. Once selected, students may remain Chappell Culpeper Scholars throughout their time at the School.
The Christopher Stanton Wolcott '73 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by Robert W. Wolcott Jr. '44 and his wife, Margaret, in memory of their son, Christopher Stanton Wolcott '73, this fund provides tuition assistance to students of need.
The Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 on the occasion of the Class of 1959's 50th Reunion, this fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for a boy who is academically talented, active in various school and community activities, and exhibits strong character and good citizenship. Preference will be given to younger boys from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The recipient is referred to as The Class of 1959 Scholar.
The Class of 1960 Scholar-Athlete Fund
This fund was created in 2010 in honor of the Class of 1960's 50th Reunion to provide need-based financial support. Preference is given to Upper School students, who are not necessarily the best students or the finest athletes, but who sincerely attempt to make the most of their natural abilities in both areas. The recipient is a student who demonstrates intellectual inquisitiveness, dedication to athletic excellence, and commitment to performing to the best of his abilities in all areas.
The Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund
The Class of 1964 established this fund in celebration of their 50th and 55th Reunions. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to enhance the general unrestricted endowment of the School and to provide tuition assistance for a deserving student who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund
This fund was created by the Class of 1965 in celebration of their 50th Reunion. The purpose of the fund is to enhance the general unrestricted endowment of the School.
The Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by the Class of 1968 to celebrate their 50th Reunion, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2021 by the Class of 1970 to celebrate their 50th Reunion, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Class of 1979 Scholarship Fund
Created in 2009 in honor of the Class of 1979's 30th Reunion, this scholarship supports a student of need, with a preference for students from middle class families and, when applicable, giving priority to descendants and relatives of Class of 1979 alumni. Through this scholarship the class also seeks to honor the memory of their friend John T. Swope '79, who passed away prior to the class's 30th Reunion after having made his contribution to the fund.
The Donald Brownlow Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Donald Brownlow Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by the Class of 1959 with the ongoing support from the Class of 1963 and other generous donors. This fund is used to support students of need, with a preference for boys who have demonstrated a love of history that Don inspired and nurtured during his 55 years in the classroom.
The Donald J. McBride Scholarship Fund
The Donald J. McBride Scholarships are merit-based awards granted to Haverford School students in III Form through VI Form. The scholarships reward talent, achievement, and promise in the arts, athletics, and the classroom, with particular emphasis placed on character, leadership, and contributions to the community.
The Dr. Leonard Hastings Schoff 1899 Trust Fund
In 1978 as a bequest, Dr. Schoff created a trust fund for tuition assistance. The fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Edward and Sarah Glavin Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by family and friends in honor of Edward's 70th birthday, this fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for middle income families from Delaware County, so that other young men may be afforded the opportunities of a Haverford School education.
The Eileen Stiefel Buckwalter Scholarship Fund
Established in September 2015 in honor of Eileen Stiefel Buckwalter, a beloved teacher at The Haverford School, by Barbara Klock, Salem Shuchman, and their children, Michaela, Isaiah '23, and Jaiden '23, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for boys who reside in the city of Philadelphia.
The Florence R.C. Murray Scholarship Fund
In 1980, the Florence R.C. Murray Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Florence Murray, a philanthropist whose interests included schools and hospitals. Florence Murray was the daughter of Maj. Aaron E. Carpenter, a former president of E.F. Houghton and Co. Inc. This fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Francis J. Strumia '86 Scholarship Fund
In 1979, Dr. Paul V. Strumia '45 established this scholarship fund in memory of his son Francis J. Strumia '86 who died at the age of 11 from complications induced by a virus. The scholarship gives preference to Lower School boys who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The G. Dickson Garner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by H. Lloyd Beyer III '56 in appreciation of G. Dickson "Pop" Garner's 33-year teaching career, and legacy of devotion to Haverford, this scholarship provides tuition aid to one or more students in the Upper School with demonstrated financial need and with academic standing in the upper half of their class in the previous school year.
The George L. "Porgie" Smith '67 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 in memory of George ""Porgie"" Smith, the first black student to graduate from The Haverford School. This fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference to a black student who exhibits qualities reminiscent of Porgie.
The H. Laddie Montague Jr. '56 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by H. Laddie Montague Jr. '56, this fund provides tuition assistance to students of need who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Hazel M. Keith Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by Robert E. Keith '59 in honor of his mother, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for boys in single parent households.
The Hepburn Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 with a bequest from Austin B. Hepburn Sr., this fund provides a merit-based award, with preference given to a deserving lacrosse scholar-athlete with strong character who would otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Inge Elisabeth Davies Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by Hans Davies '95 and his family in honor and memory of his mother Inge Elisabeth Davies who loved The Haverford School, its mission, and its vision for the education of young men. This fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School. The preference is for a student who well represents the scholarship and mission of The Haverford School.
The J. Mahlon Buck Jr. '42 and Elia D. Buck Fund
Established in 2012 through a bequest from J. Mahlon Buck Jr. '42, the purpose of this endowment fund is to enable qualified Upper School boys with a strong sense of citizenship and the potential to make a special contribution to the community to attend The Haverford School, regardless of their financial circumstances. In addition to providing each qualifying student's calculated tuition assistance grant, these scholarships provide a special merit award to better meet the demonstrated need of the family. Recipients are known as the Buck Scholars.
The J. Mahlon Buck Jr. '42 Choral Scholarship Fund
Established in December 2007 by the Buck family, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with preference for a boy with a love of singing and who is an inspiration to the School community.
The James K. "Kip" Taviano '13 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by the family, classmates, teammates and their parents, coaches, teachers, neighbors, and friends of James ""Kip"" Taviano '13 in his loving memory, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with preference for a deserving student-athlete who exhibits strong character, friendship, citizenship, and sportsmanship in all that he does, just as Kip demonstrated in his life.
The John C. Nostrant Scholarship Fund
The Nostrant Scholarship gives boys the opportunity to attend The Haverford School who would otherwise be unable to do so. With a preference for an Upper School lacrosse scholar-athlete, this merit-based award honors a man who for 28 years coached, led, and taught boys to believe that they could accomplish far more than they ever thought possible. Coach Nostrant's determination and dedication are gifts that will continue to give to the boys who have the opportunity to interact with him. This scholarship honors Coach Nostrant's legacy and all that he means to the Haverford community.
The John E. Shaw III '44 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jack "Spider" Shaw received a scholarship in order to attend Haverford and his family wished to provide other young men with the same opportunity. Established in 2007 by his wife, Patsy, and his four sons, John Jr., Jeffrey '75, Michael '78, and Scott '80, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for boys who demonstrate integrity and friendship, and embrace the value of a well-rounded education.
The John F. Stoviak '69 Scholarship Fund
The John F. Stoviak '69 Scholarship was created in 2014 in recognition of the remarkable legacy of the leadership of John F. Stoviak '69 as chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2014. It is merit-based and granted to deserving young men who, like John, came to Haverford in the Upper School. Stoviak Scholars will possess the qualities that distinguish John as a leader and a person: dependability, devotion, courage, honor, determination, optimism, self-reliance, and work ethic.
The John J. Gallagher Jr. '69 Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2005 by family, classmates, and friends in memory of John J. Gallagher Jr. '69, to provide tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for a VI Form student. A star in football, basketball, and lacrosse, John was an inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame honoree. He was also a dedicated student with strong leadership, communication, and people skills. He displayed the same qualities in college and law school and in his career as a corporate law attorney, federal prosecutor, and assistant U.S. attorney in New York City.
The John L. "Doc" Thomas 1923 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1992 with a founding gift from William C. Buck '46 and his wife, Laura Thomas Buck (son-in-law and daughter of Doc Thomas), and subsequent support from friends and family members, this fund honors the memory of John Lewis Thomas 1923. The fund is used to support students who possess the qualities that Doc exhibited, including sportsmanship, congeniality, and an eagerness to help others. Additional funding for this scholarship comes from the annual Doc Thomas 1923 Golf Classic.
The Jordan T. Baumeister '05 Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Jordan T. Baumeister '05 Scholarship is a merit-based award granted to Haverford School students in Form I through Form VI. It was established by the Jordan Baumeister Scholarship Foundation in 2016. This scholarship rewards talent, achievement, and promise in wrestling with a particular emphasis placed on character, leadership, and contributions to the community.
The Joseph T. Cox Leadership Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 in honor of the retirement of Head of School Joseph T. Cox, Ph.D., the Joseph T. Cox Leadership Scholarship awards are merit-based and granted to Haverford School students in Forms III through VI on an annual basis. These scholarships will supplement a qualifying student's tuition assistance grant in order to better meet the demonstrated need of a family.
The Kelby Harmon '04 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by family and friends to honor the life of Kelby Harmon '04, this fund is divided into a tuition assistance fund from an anonymous donor and a book fund for other school-related expenses. The fund provides support to students of need, with a preference for students of color from within the city of Philadelphia.
The Kirsopp Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 with a bequest from Mary Kirsopp, mother of Edgar Peebles ""Pete"" Kirsopp '46, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Larnie Keith First Tee Scholarship Fund
The Larnie Keith First Tee Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship with awards granted to students in Form III through Form VI. Grants are awarded with a preference for members of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia who have excelled in the classroom, have an ambition to play golf at a higher level, and have exhibited the character and qualities found in The Haverford School's Walk of Virtues and The First Tee's Nine Core Values. This scholarship award will supplement the scholar's tuition assistance grant in order to better meet the demonstrated need of the family.
The Maguire Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by Chris and Ellen Maguire, parents of Christopher J. Maguire '16 and George T. Maguire '19, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Mark R. Nicoletti Jr. '11 Scholarship Fund
'Established in 2019 by the Maguire Foundation at the recommendation of Megan Maguire Nicoletti and in memory of her son, this fund provides a scholarship every four years to an incoming Third Form student. Strong preference will be shown to a student who exhibits and maintains the greatest financial need, solid achievement and academic standing, and active participation in community service and the life of the School.
The McCarthy Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by Justin M. and Inez J. McCarthy in honor of their sons, Daniel V. McCarthy '71 and John D. McCarthy '73, the McCarthy Family Endowed Scholarship provides need-based tuition assistance to students in the Middle and Upper Schools, with priority given to students matriculating from Catholic parochial schools.
The McCulloch Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 by Don and Carolyn McCulloch, parents of A. Donald "Tripp" McCulloch III '96 and Timothy B. McCulloch '02, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for boys who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit in their activities at the School.
The Michael F. and Susanne T. Mayock Scholarship Fund
This merit-based award is presented annually to a deserving Haverford School football scholar-athlete who best reflects the qualities that Coach Mayock and his wife Susanne worked diligently to instill in their children and his players: hard work, competitiveness, sportsmanship, and a desire to succeed both on and off the field.
The Michael J. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 in memory of Michael J. Cunningham, a faculty member and coach at Haverford from 1976 to 2001, this merit-based award is for Upper School students of need, with a preference for boys who embody the qualities and values Mike represented, including kindness, leadership, and athletic ability.
The Neil Buckley Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Neil Buckley Scholarship was established by a group of alumni and friends in 1992 in conjunction with wrestling coach Neil Buckley's 600th win. "Memorial" was added in 1994 after Neil's untimely death after 48 years of teaching. This fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for a boy who possesses the qualities Neil helped so many to develop, including self-discipline, sportsmanship, a competitive spirit, and strong work ethic.
The Peter M. Nance '62 Scholarship Fund
Established upon the death of Peter M. Nance '62, this fund will provide need-based tuition assistance with a preference to a student in Form I through Form VI who exhibits talent and achievement and promise in wrestling with particular emphasis placed on character, leadership, and contributions to the community. In the event the sport of wrestling is no longer a varsity sport at The Haverford School, this award will be given to a student of need who demonstrates an intellectual inquisitiveness and dedication to performing to the best of his abilities and exemplifies core characteristics of The Haverford School in his words and actions.
The Reader's Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by Dewitt Wallace/Reader's Digest, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School.
The Robert F. Powell Jr. '62 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 by family members, classmates, colleagues, and other friends in memory of Robert F. Powell Jr. '62, the fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for children of alumni.
The Rohr Family Scholarship Fund
Established in September 2014 by Peter and Megan Rohr, parents of Samuel V. Rohr '12, Benjamin A. Rohr '13, and Peter A. Rohr Jr. '15, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for a student of color from the city of Philadelphia who demonstrates a love of academics and a passion for community service.
The Rooney Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by Patrick J. Rooney Jr. '82 and his wife Patti, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student of need who would otherwise not be able to attend The Haverford School.
The Steppingstone Scholars Fund
Established in 2015 by Jack and Deb Lynch P'10 '12 and family, this fund provides tuition assistance to deserving Middle and Upper School students of promise with priority given to Steppingstone Scholars.
The Thomas and Lula M. Shepard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1946 by the estate of Lula M. Shepard, the Thomas and Lula M. Shepard Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to students to complete any one or more of the last three scholastic years of their secondary academic career.
The Timothy J. O'Mara '85 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 by Joe and Helen O'Mara in memory of their son, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Haverford School, with a preference for boys who demonstrate the qualities and values that Tim represented, including kindness to others, a love of life, and community spirit.
The Whamond Family Scholarship Fund
'Established in 2019 by W. Tobin Whamond and Ashley S. Whamond, parents of Georgia Jane, Smith '29, and Piper, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student of need who would otherwise not be able to attend The Haverford School.
The William L. Klink Jr. '55 and Class of 1955 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 with a bequest from William L. Klink Jr. '55 and supplemented by members of the Class of 1955 over the years, this fund provides tuition assistance to students of need. The Class of 1955 chose to incorporate their 50th Reunion class gift into this fund.
The William P. Carty 1930 Trust Fund
Established in 1999 with a generous bequest from William P. Carty '30, this fund provides tuition assistance to Upper School boys who demonstrate seriousness of purpose in their academic and extracurricular activities at the School, and who exemplify a sense of strong moral values.
Restricted funds are where gifts that are directed to a specific use are placed until the fund reaches the $100,000 threshold when it will be established in perpetuity.
The Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund
This fund was created by the Class of 1969 in celebration of their 50th Reunion. The purpose of the fund is to enhance the general unrestricted endowment of the School. If the fund reaches the minimum balance of $100,000 within five years, it will be reconstituted as an endowed scholarship.
The Class of 1971 Student Endowment Fund
Established by members of the Class of 1971 in honor of their 50th Reunion in June of 2021. These funds will impact the student experience as recommended by the VI Form students each year. They will be led by members of the Student Council and the Signet Society, or future equivalent. These two groups will survey members of the VI Form for recommendations to inform student leadership's choice for a use that will meaningfully and positively impact students and, by extension, The Haverford School. In determining a use for the funds from the Class of 1971's gift, class leadership will work closely with the Head of the Upper School, VI Form Dean, and the Head of School.
The Class of 1996 Rafael Laserna Fund for Outstanding Teaching
Established by the Class of 1996 in their graduating year to honor outstanding teaching at Haverford and the memory of teacher Rafael Laserna, who served Haverford from 1969 to 1995. The fund's income supports an annual award to a teacher recommended by student vote, with remaining income allocated to faculty enrichment and graduate study.
The E. Russell Allen Jr. '72 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 by Constance J. Allen in memory of her husband, E. Russell Allen '72, who served as the first black on The Haverford School Board of Trustees from 1992 - 1995. This fund provides tuition assistance to students of need.
The Haverford Scholars Supplemental Fund
This fund provides supplemental financial support to assist qualifying Haverford School students with additional needs beyond tuition aid. Supplemental support may include meal plans, transportation, computers, and other school supplies.
The Head of School's Discretionary Fund
This fund provides supplemental resources for critical needs in the areas of tuition assistance, academic/arts/athletic programs, and faculty support and professional development.
The Honor Code Project Fund
This fund supports the maintenance and implementation of the Honor Code system at The Haverford School, including organizing an annual Honor Conference with neighboring schools.
The Jack Berrettini '09 Scholarship Fund
The Jack Berrettini '09 Scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Jack. This fund provides tuition assistance to students of need, with a preference for boys who demonstrate the qualities and values that Jack represented, including kindness to others, a love of life, and community spirit.
The Lukens Huston Fund for Meal Assistance
The Maguire Independent School Scholars Program Fund
The goal of the Maguire Scholars Program is to support and enrich the leaders of tomorrow by providing an opportunity for an excellent education. During the 2020-2021 academic year, a full cohort of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders attended Haverford.
The Richard and Hilary Cooper Fund for Supplemental Financial Assistance
Established in 2000 by Richard and Hilary Cooper, this fund allows Haverford to award need-based grants for costs over and above tuition needed by students to pursue their Haverford education.
The Service Learning Fund
Established in 2000 with a gift from Kathleen and Nicholas Chimicles, parents of Peter J. Chimicles '04 and Nicholas A. Chimicles '19, for the purpose of supporting community service learning through the service projects performed by Haverford students.
The William A. "Will" Corey '08 Memorial Scholarship Fund
The fund was created in 2004 in memory of Will Corey '08 to provide a tuition assistance award to a rising VI Former at Haverford. The award recognizes a member of the class who embodies the traits and characteristics that Will personified in his life as a Haverford School boy. The recipient demonstrates kindness, humor and spirit, support of other members of the community, a love of learning, and courage in the face of adversity.