Annual Fund


The commitment of the RPCS community to the financial strength of the school allows us to continue to provide an extraordinary education to our students each day. The Annual Fund remains the top fundraising priority of the School.  Donations to the Annual Fund help bridge the gap between tuition dollars and the operating budget on a tax-deductible basis, to meet the full cost of operations.  From the innovation lab to the dance studio, from the rowing tank to the stage, The Fund for Roland Park Country School helps to provide valuable, lifelong opportunities allowing our girls to actively discover and pursue their passions. Support from our alumnae, parents, grandparents, parents of alumnae, employees, and friends further enforces that RPCS is an institution educating tomorrow’s leaders. Together we can change the world.

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For more information, please contact:

Director of Annual Giving
Caitlin Donati 
410.323.5500 ext. 2104

Associate Director of Annual Giving
Katy Spencer, 1993 
410.323.5500 ext. 3122

For questions about the Head's Council, please contact:

Director of Leadership Giving
Erin Lears Richardson, 2001
410.323.5500 ext. 3058


The Head's Council

The Trustees' Circle

$50,000 and up

The Trustees' Circle recognizes the dedication and leadership of our Board of Trustees, present and past.  The vision of our Board allows RPCS to remain at the forefront of independent school education.  The Trustees' Circle recognizes Annual Fund gifts of $50,000 or more.

The Dushane Society

$25,000 to $49,999

The Dushane Society recognition level is named for Nanna Duke Dushane, who was a dedicated and determined educator. As Roland Park Country School’s first headmistress from 1912 to 1922, Miss Dushane served as an exemplary role model for her colleagues, her students and her extended family, and positioned the School as a leader in the education of girls and young women. The Dushane Society acknowledges gifts of $25,000 to $49,999.

The Witz Council

$15,000 to $24,999

Recognizing the dedication and leadership of Herbert E. Witz, Board President from 1976 through 1982 who was instrumental in leading the relocation of the School after the devastating fire at the University Parkway campus in 1976, the Witz Council acknowledges gifts of $15,000 to $24,999.

The Castle Circle

$10,000 to $14,999

Named for Elizabeth M. Castle, the School’s second headmistress who led RPCS from 1922 to 1950, the Castle Circle was established to recognize gifts of $10,000 to $14,999. Starting with nine founding members, the club has experienced continued success.

The 1894 Society

$7,500 to $9,999

Recognizing the year that Katherine and Adelaide Howard established “The Roland Park School for Girls and Boys,” which would later become incorporated as Roland Park Country School, this club honors donors of $7,500 to $9,999.

The Dohme Council

$5,000 to $7,499

Named for the first Roland Park Country School Board President, Dr. A.R.L. Dohme, whose estate, Chestnutwood, has been the home of RPCS since 1980, this club honors donors of $5,000 to $7,499.

The Healy Society

$2,500 to $4,999

Recognizing the leadership of Anne Healy, Headmistress from 1950 to 1975, the Healy Society acknowledges gifts of $2,500 to $4,999.

The Chapman Circle

$1,500 to $2,499

The leadership giving threshold is named for Bertha Chapman, the School’s founder and principal from 1901 to 1912. Miss Chapman set high standards for the School and for the students within her care. She was a progressive thinker who led the School with distinction during its formative years. The Chapman Circle acknowledges gifts of $1,500 to $2,499.

Young Alumnae Leadership Society

$250 and up

The Young Alumnae Leadership Society recognizes young alumnae for their extraordinary financial contributions at a young age. Alumnae who have graduated within the past 10 years who have made a gift of $250 or more qualify for this society.

Donor Recognition Levels

The Chestnutwood Club

$1,000 to $1,499

In the tradition of the leading Baltimoreans who helped relocate RPCS to its present Chestnutwood campus after the 1976 fire, membership in this club honors donors of $1,000 to $1,499.

The Laurel Leaf Society

$500 to $999

Classical society honored the highest level of achievement with a crown of laurel. The laurel leaf stands alone at the center of the School’s seal to signify the high goals RPCS holds for its students. The Laurel Leaf Society members, donors of $500 to $999, make it possible for the School to encourage each student to reach her greatest potential.

The Poplars Club

$250 to $499

Named for the building which the School occupied from 1901 to 1916, The Poplars Club recognizes donors of $250 to $499.

The Hawthorn Circle

$100 to $249

Recalling the School’s first campus on Hawthorn Road from 1899 to 1901, the Hawthorn Circle is made up of donors who gave $100 to $249.

Additional Recognition

The Bell Society

Named for the bell that sits in front of the Harris Center, which is rung on Commencement Day each year, The Bell Society recognizes those donors who have made gifts to the Annual Fund for the last 5 years or more.

The Rose Society

Established in 2016, the Rose Society gratefully recognizes the generous donors who have demonstrated visionary leadership in the spirit of the School. Named for the tradition of seniors carrying 12 red roses at Commencement, The Rose Society acknowledges those donors who have made cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more to the School.

Giving Levels

The Head's Council

The Trustees' Circle $50,000 and up
The Dushane Society $25,000 to $49,999
The Witz Council $15,000 to $24,999
The Castle Circle $10,000 to $14,999
The 1894 Society $7,500 to $9,999
The Dohme Council $5,000 to $7,499
The Healy Society $2,500 to $4,999
The Chapman Circle $1,500 to $2,499
Young Alumnae Leadership Society $250 and up


The Chestnutwood Club $1,000 to $1,499
The Laurel Leaf Society $500 to $999
The Poplars Club $250 to $499
The Hawthorn Circle $100 to $249