THE FUND FOR ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL
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.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Annual Giving
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 Bouton Circle
- The Dushane Society
- The Witz Council
- The Castle Circle
- The 1894 Society
- The Dohme Council
- The Healy Society
- The Chapman Circle
- Young Alumnae Leadership Society
$50,000 and up
Named for Edward Bouton, general manager of The Roland Park Company, the Bouton Circle was established as the highest donor recognition level. It was Bouton’s vision for a school in the newly developed Roland Park Community and his recruitment of the Howard sisters that created the foundation of The Roland Park School for Boys and Girls in 1894. The Bouton Circle recognizes gifts of $50,000 and up.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
The Head's Council
The Bouton 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
DONOR RECOGNITION LEVELS
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