Endowment

The RPCS endowment is an essential component of the School’s financial strength. These funds are professionally invested and managed, so that our focus is on the mission of providing a rigorous college preparatory education to our students. With a growing endowment, there are resources available for making strategic choices that address the long-term needs of the School.

Roland Park Country School uses tuition revenue to underwrite the majority, not the entirety, of each year’s budget. We continually strive to minimize increases to our tuition. The optimal way to decrease our dependence on tuition is by significantly increasing the School’s endowment.
 
When you make an endowment gift, you are providing a lasting source of support for the most valuable resources we have—our students, teachers, and facilities. The School uses the earnings generated by these funds, while keeping the original gift principal invested, to assist with annual budgetary needs for student financial aid, faculty compensation, educational programs and campus maintenance.
 
The following levels of endowment offerings are available:
Named Endowed Funds
$50,000 each
Endowed Special Funds or Programs
$250,000 each
Endowed Academic Departments
$500,000 each
Endowed Faculty Chairs
$1,000,000 each
 
 
RPCS is extremely grateful that many alumnae, parents, friends and organizations have established and contributed to the funds that comprise the School’s endowment.
 
For more information, please contact Capital Giving Coordinator Barbara Barrett Neale at 410-323-5500 ext. 3052.


Faculty Chairs

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  • The Anne Healy Chair of English Language and Literature

    is an endowed Faculty Chair created to honor Anne Healy, Headmistress of RPCS from 1950 to 1975. The recipients of the Chair are experienced members of the School faculty who demonstrate a love of the discipline of English, exemplary teaching skills, and a deep concern for students as individuals. The Chair is awarded annually by the Head of School after consultation with the School’s academic Division Heads.
  • The Elsie Y. and Henry L. Meledin Chair

    is a Faculty Chair established in 2011 by Louise Y. Meledin, 1970, in loving memory of her parents, to honor the Roland Park Country School faculty who served under Anne Healy, Headmistress from 1950 to 1975. The recipients of the Chair are members of the School faculty whose enthusiasm for their discipline is infectious and whose joy in learning is matched by a commitment to sharing that spirit with their students. Faculty members who receive this honor are selected, annually, by the Head of School in consultation with the School’s academic Division Heads.
  • The Passano Family Interdisciplinary Chair for Communications and the Sans Tache Faculty Prize

    was established and endowed by the descendants of Ida Kemp Cockey Passano, 1921 and the family of E. Magruder Passano, Jr., as encouragement to the faculty to look for and elicit the best from within themselves and each other. The Passano Chair and the Sans Tache Faculty Prize are awarded annually to a faculty member who displays inventiveness and imagination in the use of verbal, visual and/or written communication. The recipient personifies the high standards of excellence and personal integrity that are hallmarks of RPCS, demonstrates a commitment to discovering the unique talents of each child and promotes student self-awareness, self-worth and school spirit through the process of recognizing and nurturing each child’s inherent goodness, intelligence, kindness and creative abilities. The Sans Tache Student Prize serves to remind students that success is frequently found in the pursuit rather than the accomplishment of their goals. It is awarded to a graduating senior whose verbal, visual and/or written skills exhibit not only creative but also critical thinking and whose achievements reflect personal growth and a continuing application of extra effort.

Faculty and Staff Support

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  • The A Place in Our Hearts Endowment for Faculty Compensation

    was funded through gifts to the 2006 capital campaign, in addition to money raised by the RPCS Golf Classic and the RPCS Red Hot Run. The endowment provides support which allows RPCS to offer competitive salaries and benefits enabling the School to sustain the high caliber of faculty for which it has long been known.
  • The Ann Taveau Burroughs, 1940 Endowment for Faculty Compensation

    was created in 2010 through a Charitable Remainder Unitrust established by a loyal and generous alumna who cared deeply for the School and the continued strength of its faculty.
  • The Arthur Charles Milot Fund for Faculty Support

    was endowed in 2016 through a generous gift from Mr. Milot in honor of his wife Martha Orrick Milot, 1951 and in memory of her mother Mattie Riggs Orrick for whom education was the most valuable gift. This endowment will help Roland Park Country School attract and retain highly qualified faculty who will have an influence on today's students just as Martha's teachers had an impact on her.
  • The Catharine Foster Black, 1945 Endowment for Faculty Support

    was created in 2015 by Mrs. Black, a former member of the Roland Park Country School faculty, on the occasion of her 70th RPCS Reunion. The endowment supports travel and study for faculty members either accompanying students on school trips or traveling for his or her own enrichment and professional growth. The endowment, which combines Mrs. Black’s love of travel and her desire to help faculty members, is presented annually to a member of the faculty selected by the Head of School. 
  • The Centennial Plus Faculty Salaries Endowment

    was funded by anonymous donors during the Centennial Campaigns. It provides valuable support so that RPCS can offer competitive salaries and benefits to recruit and retain the highly qualified faculty for which the School is known.
  • The Diana Young Humphrey, 1956 Fund for Faculty Support

    was endowed in 2016 in honor of Jean Waller Brune, RPCS Head of School from 1992 to 2016, and in memory of Anne Healy, RPCS Headmistress from 1950 to 1975. The fund provides financial compensation to faculty members.
  • The Dr. Nathan B. and Miriam O. Herman Endowment Fund

    was established in 2007 by their daughter Margaret O. Herman, a member of the Class of 1948. This endowment honors her parents in perpetuity by providing non-salary support for faculty and non-tuition financial assistance for qualified Roland Park Country School students with demonstrated need.
  • The Edward E. Ford Foundation Centennial Endowment

    was created through the gifts of RPCS alumnae, parents and friends who successfully met the challenge to match the Ford Foundation’s $50,000 grant in support of increased faculty compensation. The endowment contributes funds each year toward RPCS faculty salaries. 
  • The Elise Gettier Watkins, 1932 Endowment for Faculty Support

    was established in 2005 through a bequest by Mrs. Watkins and is designated for faculty support in memory of Mrs. Watkins’ favorite teachers, Headmistress Elizabeth M. Castle, Katherine Halsey Dodge, Margareta A. Faissler, Katherine Hawxhurst and Amanda Lee Norris. The endowment will provide compensation for Academic Department Heads for their additional administrative responsibilities.
  • The Faculty and Staff Enrichment Fund

    is an endowed fund that was established in 1984 using proceeds from the RPCS Parents’ Association Auction. With the objective of promoting Roland Park employees’ professional growth and curricular development, the income from this fund also underwrites the Faculty Summer Grant Program. Faculty members are invited to submit proposals, and recipients are selected annually by the Head of School in consultation with the three academic Division Heads.
  • The Kay Van Sant Spalding,1945 Endowment for Faculty Support

    was created in 2011 through a bequest by Mrs. Spalding and is designated to support current members of the faculty, in honor of those who taught her when she was a student at Roland Park Country School. The endowment will help to underwrite the compensation of the Upper School Grade Level Deans for their additional administrative responsibilities.
  • The Kent Summer Sabbatical Program

    was endowed in 1999 by a generous gift from the Kent Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. E. Robert Kent, Jr. and Josephine Kent Lemken, 1989 to the School’s Centennial Campaign. This endowment underwrites in perpetuity a critical component of the overall faculty development plan at RPCS that supports curriculum development, skill and knowledge development, professional renewal, and validation of education as a career. The Summer Sabbatical Program was initiated by the Board of Trustees and the Head of School in 1996 to provide a focused, enriching experience for those engaged in long-term careers at RPCS. After seven sequential years of full-time service, faculty and members of the Administrative Council are eligible to submit proposals for a summer sabbatical, which are reviewed and approved by the Head of School. 
  • The Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Wright Endowment for Faculty Compensation

    was established in their memory in 2013 by their daughter Jean Wright Wareheim, a member of the Class of 1950. This fund will help the School to continue to attract and retain the most highly qualified faculty.
  • The Rhoda M. Dorsey Endowment for Faculty Compensation

    was established in 2015 through a bequest from Dr. Dorsey and a portion of a bequest from an RPCS alumna. This endowment honors Roland Park Country School's President of the Board of Trustees from 2002 until 2004. Dr. Dorsey was an honorary alumna of RPCS, the former President of Goucher College and a nationally known figure, well respected by her peers. She published extensively and was a strong voice in support of women's education. This endowment will help to underwrite the salaries of RPCS faculty.

Scholarships

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  • The A Place in Our Hearts Endowment for Financial Assistance

    was funded through gifts to the 2006 capital campaign, along with proceeds from the RPCS Golf Classic and the RPCS Red Hot Run. The endowment enables RPCS to continue its tradition of offering need-blind admissions to girls and young women who will benefit from the School’s program and whose presence will enrich its environment.
  • The Abell Foundation Endowment

    provides scholarship funding for RPCS students. The Abell Foundation, formerly known as the A.S. Abell Company Foundation, was established in 1953 by the late Harry C. Black, philanthropist and then Chairman of the Board of the A.S. Abell Company, publishers of The Baltimore Sun. Since its inception, the Foundation has been dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for the citizens of Maryland. Specifically, it has demonstrated a commitment to enriching the education of the city’s and state’s youth, with a special focus on at-risk children. 
  • The Alice Carter & Carter Middendorf Contingency Fund

    was established with a 2010 gift from the Middendorf Foundation, Inc. to the capital campaign, A Place in Our Hearts. This fund provides financial assistance to current RPCS students whose families are faced with unforeseen and/or unprecedented circumstances.
  • The Alumnae Scholarship Fund

    combines the gifts of numerous alumnae and the RPCS Alumnae Association to provide financial assistance for deserving students. Preference is given to children or grandchildren of alumnae in the Lower School. 
  • The Anne Somervell Turner Pope Scholarship Fund

    was created by the late Dr. Thomas B. Turner in honor of his daughter, a member of the Class of 1954, during his own hundredth year which coincided with RPCS’s yearlong celebration of its Centennial and Mrs. Pope’s retirement from the Board of Trustees. 
  • The Arborvitae Fund

    was endowed in 2011 by a generous gift to Roland Park Country School’s capital campaign, A Place in Our Hearts. This fund, established by current parents, will fund need-based financial assistance for deserving and talented students who will enhance the School’s goal for an inclusive community. 
  • The Arthur Charles Milot Scholarship Fund

    was endowed in 2016 through a generous gift from Mr. Milot in honor of his wife Martha Orrick Milot, 1951 and in memory of her mother Mattie Riggs Orrick for whom education was the most valuable gift. This endowment will provide financial assistance to deserving RPCS students so that other young women can continue to benefit from the education that Mrs. Milot received and for which she is very grateful.
  • The Barbara Garrett Reed, 1939 Memorial Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1987 by the Garrett and Reed families in Mrs. Reed’s memory. The endowment provides financial assistance for several students throughout the School.
  • The Carol Aurell Croft, 1982 Scholarship Fund

    was established by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Gordon Croft, in December 2000 as a Christmas gift to their daughter. This Centennial endowment provides financial assistance for qualified RPCS students who are residents of Baltimore County.
     
  • The Caroline T. Fisher, 1938 Scholarship Endowment

    was established through two Charitable Remainder Trusts in 2000 and 2008 respectively. The fund provides financial assistance for qualified students from middle income families.
  • The Centennial General Endowment Fund

    was established by the gifts of many alumnae, parents and friends in honor of the School's 100th birthday; it supports faculty salaries, student financial assistance and special Board-designated projects to meet needs beyond the scope of the operating budget.
  • The Centennial Plus Financial Assistance Endowment

    was established by anonymous donors during the Centennial Campaigns. Financial assistance helps to ensure that students in a variety of circumstances can attend RPCS and enrich the life of the School. This fund helps to meet the increasing need for support each year.
  • The Class of 1945 Scholarship Fund

    was established when the Class, for their 40th and 45th reunions, made major gifts to RPCS to provide financial assistance for applicants with demonstrated financial need. The Class continues to add substantially to the fund.
  • The Class of 1999 Sally E. Nyborg Memorial Endowment

    was created in 1999 by family and friends of the Class of 1999 to honor the graduating class and to remember their classmate Sally Nyborg who
    tragically lost her life to lupus in her junior year. This fund was established with a three-fold purpose. First, it created the Sally E. Nyborg Scholarship, a financial assistance grant to be awarded to a student entering the School in the ninth grade, the grade Sally entered RPCS. Second, the Sally E. Nyborg Award is awarded annually at Class Day to that junior who best exemplifies Sally’s concern and caring for others, her commitment to community involvement, and her perseverance in facing challenges. Last, in keeping with Sally’s love of field hockey, this endowment helps to underwrite the expense of the annual Sally E. Nyborg Memorial Field Hockey Tournament. 
  • The Connie Williams Maybin, 1978 Memorial Endowment

    was established in 2014 with a generous grant from the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. along with personal contributions and corporate matching gifts from her classmates, teammates, RPCS alumnae and parents. This fund provides financial assistance to deserving students, with preference given to those who are African American and demonstrate interest in athletics. This endowment also underwrites the Connie Williams Excellence in Athletics Award.
  • The Cromwell-Levering Scholarship Fund

    was established in 2016 through a Charitable Remainder Trust created by C. Tilghman Levering and Rebecca Cromwell Levering, 1947 in appreciation for the financial assistance given to her while at RPCS. The funds will benefit a student or students who are not necessarily in greatest financial need in Lower, Middle or Upper School and shall continue throughout her/their years at Roland Park Country School as long as demonstrated need exists.
  • The Davis-Noell Scholarship Fund

    was established by Charles E. Noell and Paula Davis Noell whose daughter Nell is a member of the Class of 2000. This generous gift to the Centennial Campaign was made in order to provide financial assistance for qualified RPCS students.
  • The Diana Young Humphrey, 1956 Scholarship Fund

    was endowed in 2016 in honor of Jean Waller Brune, RPCS Head of School from 1992 to 2016, and in memory of Anne Healy, RPCS Headmistress from 1950 to 1975. The fund provides tuition support to RPCS students with demonstrated financial need.
  • The Dr. Nathan B. and Miriam O. Herman Endowment Fund

    was established in 2007 by their daughter Margaret O. Herman, a member of the Class of 1948. This endowment honors her parents in perpetuity by providing non-salary support for faculty and non-tuition financial assistance for qualified Roland Park Country School students with demonstrated need.
  • The Dwyer Family Scholarship Fund Endowment

    was established by Nancy and Jack Dwyer in 2012 to honor their daughter Kelsey Elizabeth Dwyer, 2012 and her graduation following thirteen years at Roland Park Country School. Tuition financial assistance from this fund is allocated to students who demonstrate financial need. The selection of those students who are designated as Dwyer Family Scholars is the responsibility of the Head of School, in consultation with RPCS administrators.
  • The Eddie Bell Walton Memorial Scholarship Fund

    was established in 2008 by the Walton/Lynch family to honor the memory of Mrs. Eddie Bell Walton, grandmother of Andrea Corin Lynch, Class of 2008. Eddie Bell Walton inspired generations of women in all walks of life, not least of whom were her daughters and granddaughters, to pursue their dreams and reject limitations. Her belief that each generation is responsible for supporting the aspirations and dreams of the next generation, particularly among African American women, was exemplified by her own life and is perpetuated through the creation of this fund for academically talented African American students who are in need of tuition financial assistance.
  • The Edith G. Cooper, 1921 Foreign Scholar Award

    was endowed in honor of Mrs. Cooper by her daughter, Margaret Crawford Demeré, 1948. This award assists a student whose immediate cultural heritage is foreign and broadens the diversity of RPCS. Preference is given to students from Eastern European or Third World nations.
  • The Edward E. Ford Foundation Endowment

    provides scholarship funding for RPCS Upper School students.
  • The Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

    was established in 2001 by a generous grant from the Kelly Foundation and the matching gifts of RPCS families and friends. It provides tuition assistance for qualified RPCS students with financial need, who bring a variety of backgrounds, abilities and experiences which enrich the life of the School.
     
  • The Ethel Neale Wilson Scholarship Fund

    was created in 2000 through a significant bequest from the estate of Isabel Wilson Scriven, Class of 1935. This Centennial endowment, established in memory of Mrs. Scriven’s mother, provides financial assistance for young girls chosen by the Head of School.
  • The Evelyn R. Zink Emergency Assistance Endowment

    was established by the Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation to provide emergency financial assistance to students whose families experience an unexpected financial need that impacts their ability to pay school expenses. This fund also honors the exemplary service of Evelyn R. Zink, Director of Development from 1992 through 2015, when it was created. 
  • The Faculty/Staff Centennial Scholarship Fund

    was established by the faculty and staff of RPCS through their generous contributions to the Centennial Campaign, Through All These Years. The scholarship provides financial assistance for applicants with financial need. This endowed fund demonstrates the strong commitment of the faculty and staff to RPCS and its students.
  • The France-Merrick Centennial Scholarship Fund

    was established in 2000 through the philanthropy of the France-Merrick Foundation. This endowed gift to RPCS’s Centennial Campaign ensures the School’s ability to provide financial assistance for current and future generations of qualified students, allowing RPCS to further its mission-based commitment to an economically diverse student body. 
  • The Frances E. Pitts, 1998 Memorial Scholarship Fund

    was established by the Pitts family in 1997 in memory of Frances, who was a student at RPCS at the time of her death. The scholarship provides assistance to a student in grades 1-12 with demonstrated financial need.
  • The General Scholarship Fund

    combines the many gifts given in memory of members of the RPCS family, along with funds raised by the RPCS Golf Classic and the RPCS Red Hot Run. It provides tuition financial assistance for deserving students throughout the School.
  • The Gladys Woolford Winter Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1998 by her daughters Barbara Winter Glauber, 1968 and Anne Winter West, 1971 as a birthday gift to their mother, a graduate of the Class of 1941.  Mrs. Winter added significantly to this endowment, which provides financial assistance for qualified and commendable RPCS students, in honor of the School's Centennial in 2001 and later by a generous bequest in 2012.
  • The Janet Bauer Hartman, 1968 Scholarship

    was established in 1999 with a generous gift from the Bauer Foundation for Education. Mrs. Hartman graduated from the School and, for thirty years, taught Middle School art and Upper School photography. This endowed fund was created to provide financial assistance to incoming or current Middle School students who have an interest in studio art. The grant supports these students throughout their years at RPCS.
  • The Jean Lenox West, 1953 Scholarship Fund

    was established in 2016 through a generous bequest by Mrs. West. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to a student or students in grades 1-12 with demonstrated financial need.
  • The Jean Waller Brune Scholarship Fund

    was established in 2002 by the RPCS Parents’ Association to mark the occasion of her tenth year as Head of Roland Park Country School. In honor of her June 2016 retirement following an extraordinary twenty-four years in that role, many donors generously made contributions that supplemented this endowment. It provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate academic excellence and high character, with preference given to but not limited to the children or grandchildren of RPCS Faculty, Staff and Administration.
  • The Joan and Neale Smith Scholarship Endowment

    was created in 2011 at the time of Mrs. Smith’s retirement as Upper School Head, a position she held from 1993 to 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s belief that an education is the most important gift one can give a child, and their recognition of the importance of attracting, retaining and supporting first-rate faculty members, led to the creation of this scholarship which was endowed in 2012. The scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students with preference given to the children and grandchildren of RPCS faculty members.
  • The Josephine J. Daniels Scholarship Fund

    was created to provide financial assistance to well-rounded strong students who are involved in drama, athletics, math or science. Students considering a career in medicine are given preference.
  • The Julia Pechin Ingle Scholarship Fund

    was endowed by the Estates of Miss Julia Pechin Ingle and her sister Miss Margaret P. Ingle whose bequest was in memory Julia. Julia Pechin Ingle was a loyal and devoted faculty member from 1919 until 1959, serving in her later years as Head of the Lower Main. This endowment provides financial assistance for an incoming Sixth Grade student.
  • The Laurie Van Buskirk, 1976 Scholarship Fund

    was established by family and friends in memory of Laurie, who graduated from RPCS in 1976 and later from Dartmouth College. The scholarship is awarded to a student who shows a special interest in and enthusiasm for foreign language study.
  • The Louise Jose Scholarship Fund

    was established in memory of a much loved and gratefully remembered RPCS third grade teacher by her former students and colleagues in 1975. First presented to a third grader in 1976-1977, the Louise Jose Scholarship is now awarded annually to a qualified Lower School student by the Head of School in consultation with the Admissions Office administrators.
  • The Margaret E. Smith Scholarship Fund

    was endowed in 1992 to honor Margaret Smith, Headmistress from 1983 to 1992. A scholarship recipient in school herself, Mrs. Smith always felt strongly about financial assistance. During her tenure, she was instrumental in building an endowment of more than one million dollars for this purpose.
  • The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation Endowment

    provides scholarship funding for RPCS students.
  • The Mary Coble Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1990 in memory of Mrs. Allen by her daughter, Mary Whitney Allen, a member of the Class of 1948.
  • The Memorial Scholarship Fund

    combines the many gifts given in memory of members of the RPCS family. It provides assistance for deserving students throughout the School.
  • The Molly Ritter, 1986 Memorial Scholarship Endowment

    was created in 2007 by the Class of 1986, her family, and friends to honor her memory, generous personality, and zest for life. While at RPCS, Molly was the recipient of the White Blazer Award, the School’s highest athletic accolade which is presented to a student athlete who is outstanding in three Varsity sports, while displaying spirit, cooperation, good sportsmanship, and leadership. The Molly Ritter Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually by the Head of School to an Upper School student who has a demonstrated need and who significantly contributes to the life of Roland Park Country School, as Molly did, with her spirit, sportsmanship, and leadership qualities.
  • The Mrs. Julian S. Smith Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1999 by Mrs. Smith in honor of her RPCS granddaughters, Emily 2008, Megan 2008 and Carolyn 2011, in order to provide scholarship funding for qualified students.
  • The Myra Ann Masson, 1948 Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1997 through the generous bequest of the late Miss Masson who asked that preference be given to qualified students with a physical disability.
  • The Nanna Duke Dushane Scholarship Fund

    was established in memory of the School’s second Headmistress, Nanna Duke Dushane who served from 1912-1922, strengthening the School’s faculty,
    shaping a rigorous academic curriculum and promoting the importance of a college education for young women. During her tenure, she encouraged a strong sense of school spirit with an emphasis on individual responsibility. In 1922, Miss Dushane resigned as Headmistress in order to return, at her own request, to the RPCS Primary Department which she headed until her death several years later. In 1928, a scholarship was established in her honor and was presented through the 1930’s after which it lapsed. In 2010, nearly 70 years later, it was revived and is presented annually to an RPCS student with demonstrated financial need.
  • The Patricia Anne Feeley, 1948 Memorial Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1988 when the Class of 1964 raised funds for their 25th Reunion Gift to the School. This amount was combined with gifts contributed in Miss Feeley’s name to the Alumnae Scholarship Fund to permanently endow a scholarship.
  • The Ralph and Dorothy DeChiaro Foundation Endowment

    provides scholarship funding for RPCS students.
  • The Roche Family Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1999 through the significant generosity to the Centennial Campaign of George and Nancy Roche and their daughters, Kate, Class of 1989, and Anne, Class of 1993. The endowment benefits African American students in need of financial assistance.
  • The Samuel Ready Scholarship, Inc. Endowment

    provides scholarship funding for RPCS students.
  • The Sara Long Buck,1948 Scholarship Fund

    was endowed by Alexander K. Buck as a tribute to his wife on the occasion of her birthday. Mrs. Buck was President of her senior class and active in sports. The endowment was supplemented by her generous bequest in 2014. Preference is given to students with demonstrated leadership and athletic abilities.
  • The Schaefer Scholarship Fund

    annually provides tuition financial assistance for a deserving student. This endowment was created with a gift made in 2013 by Elaine L. Schaefer and Robert W. Schaefer, in honor of their daughters Linda Schaefer Cameron, 1984 and Karen R. Schaefer, 1987. Recipients of the Schaefer Scholarship will be selected by the Head of School, in consultation with RPCS administrators. 
  • The Sidney Phillips Morse, 1943 Scholarship Fund

    was endowed in 2016 in memory of Mrs. Morse by her children and her husband, the late Edmond Northrup Morse. The fund will provide tuition assistance for a deserving Upper School student with preference given to a member of the Junior or Senior class, the two years that Mrs. Morse attended RPCS.
  • The Sidney Silber Scholarship

    was established in recognition of his visionary leadership while serving on the Board of Trustees from July, 1972 to June, 1981. He was Treasurer of the Board from 1977 to 1981, which followed the devastating 1976 fire on the University Parkway campus, and he helped save the school by moving it to the Chestnutwood location. The scholarship was endowed in 2015 with a bequest from Mr. Silber’s estate. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who otherwise would not be able to attend RPCS.
  • The Siobhan Sophia Sharkey Scholarship Fund

    was established in memory of Siobhan (1965-2012) for the purpose of providing tuition assistance to students in financial need. The endowment was created in 2015 by her family. Siobhan was a devoted alumna who graduated from RPCS in 1983 after attending for 12 years. She deeply appreciated her RPCS education and the life-long friendships she forged with fellow students. After her time at RPCS, Siobhan went on to earn a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and to create and lead a successful health care consulting firm. She led a joyous, compassionate and fulfilling life in the tradition of RPCS.
  • The Thayer Family Scholarship Fund

    was created by Ashley and Jack Thayer, P’2021 in 2013 to provide tuition financial assistance for deserving students. Endowed in 2015, the fund provides tuition assistance to motivated students who demonstrate strong character and academic potential, but who otherwise might not be able to afford an RPCS education.
  • The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship Fund

    was established in 1977, with significant additions in 1984 and 1988, to provide funding for students of color who qualify for tuition financial assistance.

Program Support

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  • The Arnold and Susan Davidov Endowment Fund

    was endowed by friends of Roland Park Country School in 2012 to honor the all-too-brief life of Christina-Taylor Green who was born on September 11, 2001 and was tragically killed at a political event in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011. In keeping with the interests of Christina-Taylor, an innocent child who was “a face of hope, a face of change,” the endowment provides funding for Lower School programs at RPCS that promote civic awareness, responsibility and leadership.
  • The Birgit Baldwin, 1978 Memorial Fund

    was established with a generous gift from Birgit’s parents, Jenny Jochens and John Baldwin. Memorial gifts from Birgit’s many friends and classmates continue to be added to this endowment. The income from the endowment provides for a special collection of books in the humanities and social sciences in the Faissler Library.
     
  • The Centennial General Endowment Fund

    was established by the gifts of many alumnae, parents and friends in honor of the School's 100th birthday; it supports faculty salaries, student financial assistance and special Board-designated projects to meet needs beyond the scope of the operating budget.
  • The CJC Artist in Residence Endowment

    was established in 1998 and endowed by the Caplan Family Foundation, Inc. of Baltimore and Catherine R. Caplan, 1978 of New York City in memory of her father, the late Caswell J. Caplan. The endowment provides special programming for the Arts at Roland Park Country School on a rotating basis between the performing and visual arts.
  • The Class of 1991 Scholarship for Cultural Exchange

    is an endowed award which assists RPCS students who participate in our foreign exchange programs. It is also used to bring foreign exchange students to RPCS.
  • The Class of 1999 Sally E. Nyborg Memorial Endowment

    was created in 1999 by family and friends of the Class of 1999 to honor the graduating class and to remember their classmate Sally Nyborg who
    tragically lost her life to lupus in her junior year. This fund was established with a three-fold purpose. First, it created the Sally E. Nyborg Scholarship, a financial assistance grant to be awarded to a student entering the School in the ninth grade, the grade Sally entered RPCS. Second, the Sally E. Nyborg Award is awarded annually at Class Day to that junior who best exemplifies Sally’s concern and caring for others, her commitment to community involvement, and her perseverance in facing challenges. Last, in keeping with Sally’s love of field hockey, this endowment helps to underwrite the expense of the annual Sally E. Nyborg Memorial Field Hockey Tournament.  
  • The Elizabeth and John Rouse Memorial Fund

    was created in 1983 by Elisabeth J. Rouse, 1933 to fund an educational program in the art of maintaining flexible and harmonious close relationships.  It provides assistance in the 9th Grade Drug Education Program and 10th Grade Human Sexuality Program.
  • The Environmental Science Summer Research Experience (ESSRE) Endowment

    was established in 2012 with an anonymous gift from an RPCS alumna and her spouse, along with contributions made by other RPCS constituents during the capital campaign, A Place in Our Hearts. This endowed fund helps to underwrite the annual expenses of the ESSRE program, which provides research internships and stipends to selected RPCS Upper School students.
  • The Feather Foundation Education for Sustainability Endowment

    was created in 2014 by the Feather Foundation, Inc. to support educational initiatives designed to seek and implement solutions for creating a sustainable future for life on earth that ethically and effectively integrate economic, social, political, and ecological systems.
  • The R. Austin Tydings Endowment

    was established in 2013 from the proceeds of the sale of Asian artwork donated to the School in the early 1980's by Austin and Helen Woodrow Tydings in honor of Mrs. Tydings' parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. R. Woodrow. Mr. Tydings later became the devoted stepfather of Johanna Struven Barroll, 1959 and Anne Struven Graham, 1961. The endowment helps to support the School's special Performing Arts programs and study abroad travel under the direction of the Head of School.
  • The Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Endowment

    was established in 1993 by the late Charles Crane in memory of his mother. It is intended that the Sarah Crane Cohen Visiting Scholar shall be recognized for his/her accomplishments in any of several fields which comprise “the humanities.” This individual is selected from a culturally diverse background which varies from scholar to scholar.
  • The Saxon Family Endowment

    was created by Annette and Michael Saxon (P’2009) and Frederica and William Saxon, Jr. (GP’2009) during the capital campaign, A Place in Our Hearts. This fund ensures the perpetuation of the School’s annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance by helping to underwrite its expenses.
  • The Traditional Upper School Christmas Program Endowment

    was created by Elizabeth Edgar Swope, 1931 whose ongoing generosity has helped to sustain the Christmas Program each year for many decades. In honor of the School's Centennial, Mrs. Swope established an endowment to ensure the continuation of this treasured RPCS tradition.
  • The Weir Family Endowment for Leadership Development

    was created in 2008 by Dr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Weir, in honor of their daughters Courtney, 2006 and Kerry, 2008. Annually, this fund provides leadership training and programs for Upper School students and helps to support the compensation of RPCS faculty who lead and participate in these initiatives.

Awards

List of 28 items.

  • The Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching

    is supported by an endowed fund established through the generosity of Mahlon and Anne Nelson Apgar, 1966. This award recognizes and honors teachers who motivate their students’ love of learning, apply innovative teaching methods that expand students’ horizons and potential and serve as mentors to stimulate students’ intellectual development. The Apgar Award is presented annually by the Head of School, in consultation with the three academic Division Heads, and rotates among faculty in all three divisions with preference for those with less than five years of experience as teachers.
  • The Beyond These Boundaries Award

    was created by Ginny and Leonard Siems in 2010 with a gift in honor of their granddaughters Lilly Siems, 2008 and Liza Siems, 2011 to the capital campaign, A Place in Our Hearts. This prize, endowed in 2013, is awarded from time to time at Class Day to that member of the Upper School who has demonstrated a deep interest in and commitment to an endeavor (civic, cultural or athletic) outside of RPCS, with outstanding dedication and accomplishment. Preference is given to members of the Senior class, and a student may receive this award only once. 
  • The Birgit Baldwin World Studies Faculty Prize

    was named for Birgit, 1978 and funded in 2003 by her brother Christopher Baldwin and the Baldwin family. This award is presented biennially and consists of a cash award granted to a faculty member who is judged, by the Head of School, to have submitted the best proposal for domestic or international travel. The award provides for the recipient’s family to accompany her/him, as well. Preference is given to proposals that are unique in scope or intent, that stretch the individual beyond what she/he has accomplished before, and which expand the horizons of that individual and enhance the RPCS curriculum. In addition to creating a motivational incentive for the attraction and retention of a strong faculty at RPCS, the faculty component of the Birgit Baldwin World Studies Prize exists to serve as a role model and catalyst for students to compete for the student prize.
  • The Birgit Baldwin World Studies Prize

    was endowed by Christopher Baldwin and named for his sister, Birgit, 1978—an accomplished linguist who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1988. This prize is meant to inspire a senior to broaden her intellectual, cultural and linguistic understanding, first through inspiration, then through scholarly research, culminating in a travel-study proposal. It is given to the student who is judged to have presented the best investigative project and travel program to support or expand that project. The award is announced at Class Day and is granted four years after the winner’s RPCS graduation.
  • The Class of 1990 Faculty Award

    is provided by an endowed fund to support a teacher’s professional growth. The recipient uses the award to gain new skills and/or conduct research which will enhance the RPCS curriculum. This award is presented annually to a member of the faculty selected by the Head of School.
  • The Class of 1993 Faculty Award

    was endowed to support travel or enrichment, and it is presented annually to a member of the faculty selected by the Head of School.
  • The Class of 1998 Commencement Prize

    is supported by an endowed fund established by parents, grandparents and friends of the Class of 1998. The recipient is either a faculty member or an administrator who, in the eyes of the Head of School, in consultation with the three academic Division Heads, has enriched the lives of the student body by demonstrating his/her excellence in either teaching, guidance or mentoring and by encouraging students to achieve their fullest potential.
  • The Class of 1999 Sally E. Nyborg Memorial Endowment

    was created in 1999 by family and friends of the Class of 1999 to honor the graduating class and to remember their classmate Sally Nyborg who tragically lost her life to lupus in her junior year. This fund was established with a three-fold purpose. First, it created the Sally E. Nyborg Scholarship, a financial assistance grant to be awarded to a student entering the School in the ninth grade, the grade Sally entered RPCS. Second, the Sally E. Nyborg Award is awarded annually at Class Day to that junior who best exemplifies Sally’s concern and caring for others, her commitment to community involvement, and her perseverance in facing challenges. Last, in keeping with Sally’s love of field hockey, this endowment helps to underwrite the expense of the annual Sally E. Nyborg Memorial Field Hockey Tournament.  
  • The Connie Williams Maybin, 1978 Memorial Endowment

    was established in 2014 with a generous grant from the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. along with personal contributions and corporate matching gifts from her classmates, teammates, RPCS alumnae and parents. This fund provides financial assistance to deserving students, with preference given to those who are African American and demonstrate interest in athletics. This endowment also underwrites the Connie Williams Excellence in Athletics Award.
  • The Davidov Faculty Prize

    was endowed by Harold and Lynn Davidov in 2012 in honor of their daughter Amy Davidov Sibel, 1986 and granddaughters Sophie Sibel, 2014, Lilly Sibel, 2018 and Lucy Davidov, 2020.  This award honors the Roland Park Country School faculty, especially those who are dedicated to teaching, supporting and encouraging students with a wide range of learning styles to become competent, confident and successful students at RPCS. Faculty members who receive this award are selected annually by the Head of School in consultation with the School’s academic Division Heads.  Consideration is given to excellence in teaching as well as the ability to mentor and encourage students to achieve their potential.                                                            
  • The Eleanor P. Graham Award

    honors Miss Graham, an RPCS alumna from the Class of 1916 who taught science and mathematics at RPCS from 1920 to 1965. Excited about the possibilities afforded by mathematical and scientific explanations of the world around us and the universe at large, Miss Graham was ahead of her time in her love of nature and concern for the environment. Miss Graham’s enthusiasm in the classroom, delight in her students and persistence in nurturing them inspired generations of RPCS students for over forty years. This award was established in 1997 and endowed in 2013 by an alumna and her husband. The Head of School, in consultation with the three academic Division Heads, awards the prize annually to that RPCS faculty member who best exemplifies the tradition and commitment of Eleanor Graham. Preference is given, but not limited, to faculty within the science and mathematics disciplines. 
  • The Elizabeth Byrd Mitchell, 1947 Award

    was endowed in 2002 by family and friends of Polly Byrd Mitchell to honor her memory and to perpetuate the ideals of artistic excellence that were so closely associated with Polly’s career as a teacher and an artist. The award is presented annually at Class Day to that student who has demonstrated proficiency in drawing and painting, including the style of Classical Realism for which Polly was so well known.
  • The Helms Award

    was endowed in 2004-2005 by Mary Jane Helms Blaustein, 1951. This award is presented annually to a Lower School teacher in honor of Miss Louise Jose, a third grade teacher from 1920 to 1961, who instilled in so many boys and girls a passion for learning. It is given by Mary Jane, Anne Helms Irons, 1949, Samuel Helms, BA, and Lee Helms, BA in memory of their sister Tommie Helms Ward, 1942, the first of the Helms siblings to acquire and cherish the knowledge of Ancient Greece that Miss Jose assured them that they would never forget. The Helms Award encourages and supports Lower School faculty who have as great an impact on their students as Miss Jose did.
  • The Jean Waller Brune Award

    was established by the RPCS Alumnae Association on the occasion of her 10th anniversary as Head of School. It was endowed in May 2016 by an anonymous friend of the School and friend of Jean in honor of her retirement. The recipient of this award is a member of the faculty or staff who, in the eyes of the Head of School, embodies the RPCS philosophy and has contributed significantly to the life of Roland Park Country School.
  • The Juanita Jackson Mitchell Prize

    was initiated in 1998 and supported by former Middle School faculty members Beverly Sutton and Janet Bauer Hartman, 1968. This award honors the late Juanita Jackson Mitchell, known and respected as a crusader for human rights and for whom the Multicultural Resource Center is named. Endowed by the Charles T. Bauer Foundation in 2009, the prize is awarded to a member of the faculty or administration whose crusading spirit provokes and inspires all members of our School community to learn together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of diversity at RPCS. 
  • The Judy Waters, 1950 Faculty and Staff Prize

    is supported by an endowed fund established in 2007 to honor the extraordinary gift of self that Judy (Eleanor Murray Waters), a graduate of the RPCS Class of 1950 and former member of the Art and Physical Education Departments, has given Roland Park Country School during more than fifty years of service to the School. Miss Waters’ personal commitment to the artistic, academic and athletic growth of RPCS students has been marked by high ideals and expectations and a willingness to go above and beyond to see that her students reach their potential. The Head of School awards this prize annually to a member of the faculty or staff who has given of herself or himself in such a way that benefits the School and embodies the dedication exemplified by Miss Waters’ teaching and tenure.
  • The Julia Pechin Ingle Award

    was endowed through a memorial bequest from Miss Ingle’s sister, Margaret P. Ingle. Julia Pechin Ingle was a loyal and devoted faculty member from 1919 until 1959, serving in her later years as Head of the Lower Main. The Head of School, in consultation with the three academic Division Heads, awards the income from this endowment annually to a member of the faculty who has made an exceptional contribution to the lives of students, especially in the development of character, integrity and compassion.
  • The Julia Veltman Parry Award for Creative Writing

    was endowed by a member of the Class of 1959 and her husband in order to encourage and support excellence in the literary arts within the student body. The Parry Award for Creative Writing will be given annually at Class Day to that member of the Junior Class, selected by the Upper School English Department in consultation with the Head of the Upper School and Head of School, who has demonstrated a deep interest in and commitment to creative writing through her outstanding work. 
  • The Loretta Prevas Foreign Language Award

    was endowed by Christopher Baldwin in 1999 and named in honor of Loretta Prevas Siotka. Mrs. Siotka was a highly regarded foreign language teacher at RPCS from 1971 to 1999 and was a leader in the field of foreign language education. She promoted an enthusiasm for the study of foreign language and culture and was instrumental in creating the Birgit Baldwin International Poetry Festival, which was established in memory of her former student, Birgit Baldwin, 1978. The Head of School, in consultation with the three academic Division Heads, awards this prize annually to that member of the RPCS foreign language department who best exemplifies Mrs. Siotka’s love of teaching and commitment to students. 
  • The Margareta A. Faissler Award

    was endowed by the Class of 1946 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion. Miss Faissler chaired the RPCS history department from 1931 to 1967 and served as advisor to the Class of 1946. She is remembered for leading her students “to open their minds to new understandings, to grapple with new questions and gradually to acquire the humility which true scholarship demands.” The Head of School, in consultation with the three academic Division Heads, awards this prize annually to that RPCS faculty member in the history or social studies discipline who best exemplifies the tradition of Margareta Faissler.
  • The Mary Duncan Eddinger Award

    was endowed in 2007 by Duncan and Fran Smith in grateful recognition of Mrs. Eddinger's 27 years as a Lower and Middle School reading specialist and resource teacher who had an influential impact on their daughter Carolyn, Class of 2011.  Mrs. Eddinger's dedication to teaching and nurturing her students and her unwavering belief in the importance of strong reading skills and comprehension are hallmarks of her career at RPCS.  A lifetime learner, herself, Mrs. Eddinger will also be remembered for her optimistic outlook and for her patient and kind spirit. The award is presented annually, by the Head of School, to a member of the faculty who exemplifies the tradition and commitment of Mrs. Eddinger.
  • The Meredith Millspaugh Durham Renaissance Award

    is given by the Class of 1976, her family and friends.  Endowed in 2014 by her husband J. Porter Durham Jr., the award is presented at Class Day to that senior who has enriched the School and the experience of the students through the application of her diverse talents as a valued participant across a broad spectrum of studies and extracurricular activities.
  • The Sarah Marie Wood, 1985 Memorial Fund

    was endowed in 1983 in memory of Sarah Marie Wood. It underwrites The Echo Award which is presented annually to a Middle School student whose spirit, vitality and steadfastness enhanced the lives of her classmates and aided the pursuit of excellence.
  • The Senior Red Key Student Ambassador Award

    recognizes that senior who, in her three years as a Red Key Guide, has consistently and enthusiastically served as an ambassador of the School. As a representative of the School’s values and sense of community, she embodies key qualities of the School philosophy, most notably “the responsibility to look within and beyond themselves to contribute to and serve as stewards and leaders of their communities.” The endowment for this Class Day prize was established in 2015 with a bequest from Sara Long Buck, 1948. The fund also underwrites employee compensation within the Admissions Department.
  • The Siobhan Sophia Sharkey Faculty Prize

    was endowed in 2013 by her family and friends to honor her memory and her twelve years at RPCS, which were the foundation for her rich life of learning and growth. The prize recognizes the RPCS faculty who taught Siobhan and fostered an environment that encouraged the development of her intellectual and moral capabilities as well as her distinct respect and appreciation for the unique circumstances of others. A 1983 graduate of RPCS, Siobhan was a responsible woman with intellectual humility, a creative woman with discipline and purpose, and an individual who pursued personal excellence in all aspects of her life. This award is to encourage and support members of the faculty across all fields, with consideration given to those in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) who, through their excellence in teaching or exceptional ability to devise curricular innovation, have made a demonstrable impact on their students’ ability to learn. Faculty members who receive this award are selected annually by the Head of School in consultation with the School’s academic Division Heads. 
  • The Suzanne Ruth Sherwood, 1943 Prize for Staff Support

    was established in 2012 through a generous bequest by Mrs. Sherwood. The endowment honors her mother, Mary Page Nelson Ruth who was a graduate of the Class of 1912 as well as a devoted member of the Roland Park Country School staff from 1935 to 1959.  Mrs. Ruth’s portrait hangs in the upper hallway of the Ward House. This prize is awarded annually to a non-teaching employee who has demonstrated a similar dedication to the mission of the School as Mrs. Ruth.
  • The Thomas Morris Cushing Award for Excellence in the Arts

    is supported by an endowed fund; the prize is presented not for talent alone, but also for the sharing of that talent with others and for the effect it has had upon the life of the School.
  • The Women in Science Award

    is given to that member of the Junior Class whose scholastic standing and commitment to the sciences are exemplary. This award is supported by a fund established in 2008 and endowed in 2011 by an alumna and her husband who cared deeply about the study and preservation of the natural world, and who believed in the vast and beneficial possibilities afforded by science education.
     

Other Funds

List of 4 items.

  • The A Place in Our Hearts General Endowment Fund

    is a pooled fund of gifts from many generous donors to the School’s Campaign for Athletics and Endowment in 2006-2011.
  • The Angel Wings Endowment

    is named in honor of a cherished Lower School tradition and is intended to make a difference in the life of a student, a class, a faculty or staff member or in the life of the School as a whole. Its use is determined each year by the Head of School. This endowment was created by Vienne Hucek Rea, Class of 1982, and Donald A. Rea. It is their wish to increase this endowment not only by continuing their support but also by inspiring others who have been touched by experiences at Roland Park Country School.
     
  • The Backwoods Endowment Fund

    was established in 2008 with a generous donation from an RPCS Trustee, father of a graduate from the Class of 2002, to the capital campaign A Place in Our Hearts. In response to a challenge grant from E. E. Ford Foundation for this fundraising initiative, the Trustee personally created the endowed fund which provides for the preservation and reparation of this vital campus resource.
  • The General Endowment Fund

    is comprised of gifts from many generous alumnae, parents, employees and friends. The fund underwrites selected projects and programs as needed by the School.