Endowment Funds


In 2012, fifth graders painted giant self-portraits with artist-in-residence Cindy Tower 

An endowed gift is one in which the original principal is never touched. The interest earned from the principal pays for continuing needs over a long period of time.  Each $1 million added to our current endowment provides approximately $50,000 annually for
the priorities of the School.

To establish a named endowment fund or donate to an existing fund, please contact Erica Axelbaum, Director of Development, 314.726.4542, x1227.

General Endowment >> Forsyth’s general endowment provides revenue that can be used to attract and retain outstanding faculty, offer financial aid, maintain our one-of-a-kind campus, help the School through challenging times or other priorities as determined by the Board of Trustees.

Ann F. Babington Endowment for Financial Aid >> Established in 2009 in honor of Forsyth’s retiring Admission Director for her commitment to Financial Aid Program.  The fund’s purpose is to make it possible for children, who would not otherwise be able to afford it, to attend Forsyth School.

The Mark Sayers and B.J. Williams Faculty Development Endowment >> Established in 2011 to encourage and support faculty excellence through further education and professional development.

The Nicholas Aaron Aitken Artist-In-Residence Program >> In 2010, Tamara, Bart and Ian Aitken, FS ’08 established a restricted fund in memory of their son and brother Nick Aitken, FS ’04.  The fund pays annually for a visiting artist to work with fifth grade students over a concentrated period of time to enrich their experience and knowledge of the arts.  This work honors the memory of Nick who loved art and Forsyth School.  The fund continues to grow thanks to the continued support of the Aitken family and many other contributors.

Maureen A. Regan Endowment for Math Excellence >> In 2012, Forsyth parent Sid Chib, along with Maureen Regan’s family, established this endowment in memory of his wife and their sister. Maureen was a brilliant individual with a passion for mathematics and economics. This endowment provides professional growth opportunities for faculty members in the area of mathematics, advancement of math curriculum and subsequently, additional learning opportunities for all Forsyth students.  

Young Naturalist Fund >> This restricted fund was established in 2015 in honor of Forsyth’s retiring Lower School science teacher Mr. Gary Schimmelpfenig to provide additional programmatic resources to further enrich Forsyth’s science program. Mr. Schim taught the children that we are all passengers on the Sun Ship and to take care of Mother Earth.  Mr. Schimmelpfenig’s ability to help Forsyth’s youngest students develop a love and understanding of the natural world is truly remarkable.  

Morgan Engineering & Science Fund >> “Engineering calls for children to apply what they know about science and math. Their learning is enhanced as a result. And because engineering activities are based on real-world technologies and problems, they help children see how disciplines like math and science are relevant to their lives.”
– Museum of Science, Boston

In 2016, Jeff and Ranjana Morgan established the Morgan Engineering & Science Fund in order to support engineering and science initiatives to foster student innovation at the School. This fund provides professional growth opportunities for faculty members in the areas of engineering, science and math curriculum.  

ENDOWMENT

Nicholas Aaron Aitken Artists-in-Residence:

2010: Catharine Magel
2011: Ron Fondaw
2012: Cindy Tower
2013: Gina Alvarez
2014: Sarah Paulsen & Cameron Fuller 
2015: Carrie Becker
2016: Tom Reed
 

The Mark Sayers & B.J. Williams Faculty Development Endowment Recipients:

2012: Anne Deken & Jamie Paradise
2013: Lisa Santa Cruz
2014: Cora Lippi
2015: Jane Paradise
2016: Amy Hudson & Donna Militello
 

Maureen A. Regan Endowment for Math Excellence Recipients:

2016: Claire Winkeler


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