The Head's Council

As a member of The Head's Council, you can help make a difference in the lives of our students.

Last year, The Head’s Council consisted of 182 members/families and contributed more than $1,055,419 to the overall Annual Fund. The incredible support shown by this special group of donors helps empower our students to impact the world and build the future.

The Head's Council recognizes leadership support of The Fund for Roland Park Country School (gifts of $1,500 and above or $250 and above for young alumnae). 

As a member of The Head's Council, you can help make a great difference in the lives of our students and push RPCS to continue to be at its best and more.

The Head's Council Levels

The Bouton Circle

$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.

The Dushane Society

$25,000 to $49,999

The highest donor 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.


The Head's Council

The incredible support shown by leadership donors helps to create amazing opportunities for our smart, creative and ambitious girls and preschool boys.

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

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