Endowment Giving

A Lasting Impact.

Endowment funds are an investment in the future. When you make a gift to the endowment, you are helping us to keep tuition affordable, grow financial aid, develop new programs, recruit top-notch faculty, make capital improvements, and keep up with technology — all of which pay dividends for the School.

Endowment Opportunities
Faculty Chair$1.2 million
Professionl Development FundAny Amount
Financial Aid FundAny Amount

There is a $50,000 minimum gift required to establish a new named endowed fund.

We invest permanently endowed funds wisely in accordance with the Board of Trustees established guidelines. A portion of the income generated each year is used to support strategic priorities of the School. Contributions can be made to expand these funds at any time, and new funds can be established in accordance with your wishes and the School’s priorities. As the following list of funds indicates, we can accommodate a variety of opportunities and interests.

Endowed Funds

Loring M. Bailey, Jr. '63 Endowed Fund

Created in 2011 from a bequest from Mr. Bailey in memory of his son, to be used for the general and unrestricted use of the School.

Vincent C. Banker 1949 Scholarship Fund

Created in 1987 by Mr. Banker for students with scholastic and athletic achievement and character.

Charles R. Beattie, Jr. 1947 Scholarship Fund

Created in 2008 to honor Charlie Beattie for his many years of service, loyalty and dedication to Pomfret School. The income will provide scholarship assistance to a worthy student demonstrating financial need.

Galen L. Blodgett Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1991 in memory of their infant son by Helen Watson Blodgett and Mark Blodgett '75, and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Watson.

John Francis Boyer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1958 by Mrs. M. Troy Jones in memory of her son.

Ludlow S. Bull 1903 Conference Fund

Created in 1956 by Mr. Bull's family. Income brings personalities, concerts, and programs to the School for intellectual stimulation of students and faculty.

Ludlow S. Bull 1903 Scholarship Fund

Created in 1954 through Mr. Bull's bequest.

John Cabot III 1929 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1982 through Mr. Cabot's bequest.

William Polk Carey 1948 Chair in Mathematics

Established in 1985 by Mr. Carey to support the department chair.

The W. P. Carey 1948 Lectures

Created in 2009 by Mr. Carey to annually host a dean of admissions from a highly selective college or university. The guest lecturer will deliver remarks to the students and faculty and wherever possible, be honored at a luncheon or dinner at the School. Any annual earnings that are not utilized for the lecture program may be used in support of the College Counseling Office.

William Polk Carey 1948 Scholarship Fund

Created in 1973 by Mr. Carey.

Chapel Endowment Fund

Created in 1955 by Mrs. Frances B. Stoddard, sister of Sydney P. Clark 1910. Income used for the maintenance of Clark Chapel.

George Cheney Library Fund

Created in 1953 by the father of George Cheney 1937. Income purchases library books.

The Sooho Cho '74 Faculty Award

Created in 2008 in honor of Sooho Cho '74, loyal alumnus and trustee, The Sooho Cho '74 Endowed Fund was established to recognize and reward a faculty member who has demonstrated particular dedication to his/her work and exemplifies an active interest in the growth of Pomfret students. This award is designed to enable the faculty member to take graduate courses, travel as part of their research, attend professional conferences, or procure materials and/or technology for their classroom. The Dean of Faculty and Head of School will be responsible for selecting the award winner each year.

Class of 1940 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1983 by members of the Class of 1940 in memory of deceased classmates. Income used to support the scholarship program.

Class of 1947 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created by members of the Class of 1947 in memory of deceased classmates.

Class of 1948 Fund

Created by members of the Class of 1948 to support and enhance the School’s College Counseling Department.

Class of 1957 Endowed Fund for Faculty

Established in 2007 by the members of the Class of 1957 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion, in appreciation of the dedication and work of the faculty who provided a positive educational experience during their time at Pomfret School. Proceeds from the Fund shall support faculty enrichment programs including continuing study, research and summer study/travel.

Class of 1958 Endowed Fund for Faculty

Established in 2008 by the members of the Class of 1958 and the "Griffin '58 Fund" on the occasion of their 50th Reunion. The Fund shall be a permanent endowment, the income from which shall be used to attract and retain faculty at Pomfret School by making funds available for their professional development.

Class of 1988 Scholarship Fund

Created by parents of the Class of 1988 to honor their graduation.

Class of 1989 Faculty Endowment Fund

Created by parents of the Class of 1989 to honor their graduation. Income supports faculty salaries.

Class of 1990 Fund

Created by parents of the Class of 1990 to honor their graduation. Income used to provide scholarships and to support faculty salaries.

Class of 1991 Scholarship Fund

Created by parents of the Class of 1991 to honor their graduation.

Class of 1992 Scholarship Fund

Created by the parents of the Class of 1992 to honor their graduation.

Class of 1993 Scholarship Fund

Created by the parents of the Class of 1993 to honor their graduation.

Class of 1997 Scholarship Fund

Created by the parents of the Class of 1997 to honor their graduation.

Elliot Cobb, Jr. 1942 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1965 through a bequest of Beatrice Wallace in memory of her son.

The Colleen Murray Coggins 1979 Endowed Fund

Established in 2002 by Colleen Murray Coggins 1979. Income to provide support each year for the professional development of faculty with a preference for female faculty members.

Peter T. Cook 1960 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1998 by brother Stephen A. Cook 1964, with gifts from family, classmates, and friends.

Edward S. Davis 1949 Faculty Fund

Created in 2007 by Mr. Davis. The income is used to develop, enrich and reward members of the Pomfret faculty through such programs as the pursuit of advanced degrees, sabbatical periods away from Pomfret, other professional development programs, and other faculty activities which enhance the academic or civic life at Pomfret.

Edward S. Davis, Jr. 1982 Memorial Fund

Created in 1992 by his father Edward S. Davis 1949, mother Edith K. Davis, sister Martha, and family friends. The income is used by the faculty and staff to enhance academic life at the school.

Carol Ann DeBlois 1982 Memorial Fund

Created in 1982 in memory of Carol Ann by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeBlois. The income is used to enhance student life by bringing programs of entertainment and/or intellectual enrichment.

Jerome L. DeJur 1948 Scholarship Fund

Created in 1966 by Harry DeJur as a memorial to his son.

The Dillon Family Fund for Endowment

Established in 2006 by Nicholas Allen 1992, Gretchen Bryan 1996 and Joan and Jeremy Frost 1967.

Alice W. Dunbar Visiting Artist Fund

Created in 1991 to honor Alice Dunbar on her retirement from the Pomfret faculty. Income funds a visiting artist-in-residence program.

Charles E. Dunlap 1906 Faculty Endowment Fund

Created in 1966 through Mr. Dunlap's bequest.

Henry B. du Pont 1916 Endowment Fund

Created in 1970 through Mr. du Pont's bequest.

Henry B. du Pont 1916 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created by the Board of Trustees in 1970 after the death of this longtime trustee and benefactor of the School.

Thomas C. Eastman 1904 Chair of English Literature

Created in 1966 through Mr. Eastman's bequest to support the Chair of the English Department.

Donald L. Eccleston Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1994 in his memory by colleagues, family and friends.

Endowed Annual Giving

Created in 1984 through a bequest from P. Blair Lee 1914. Income is used for general purposes of the School.

Endowment for Books Fund

Established in 1966. Income used to purchase library books.

William H. Eshbaugh, Jr. 1931 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1966 by Mrs. Eshbaugh in memory of her husband.

The Bennett L. Fisher 1960 Fund

Established in 2002 by his family and friends for his many years of service to Pomfret School as part of the School’s permanent endowment. Income to be used for the general purposes of the School.

E. E. Ford Foundation Faculty Fund

Grant from the Ford Foundation in 1989.

Seth B. French 1907 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by DeCourcy L. Hard 1907 in 1961 in memory of his classmate.

Fund for Mathematics & Science

Created in 1959 through an original gift from Chester H. Lasell 1926, DeCourcy L. Hard 1907 and Edmund C. Monell 1931. Income is used to stimulate the study of mathematics and science.

John W. & Jeannette M. Gahan Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1986 by Mr. Gahan's mother, Beatrice Delaney, to provide scholarship assistance to qualified students from Windham County.

Edward McCrady Gaillard, Jr. 1941 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1945 by his father after the son's death in World War II.

General Scholarship Fund

Exact date of creation uncertain. Income supports scholarships.

The Edith P. Gengras Scholarship Fund

Established in 2003 by E. Clayton "Chip" Gengras III 1989 and Jonathan G. Gengras 1990 to honor their mother in recognition of her philosophy that education and philanthropy are of paramount importance. The income will provide scholarship assistance to a boarding student demonstrating financial need, with preference first to students from the Greater Hartford area, then from all of Connecticut.

The Gilbert Family Fund for Environmental Sciences

Established in 1999 by the parents of John Gilbert 1983. Income used to promote and enhance the environmental science curriculum at Pomfret.

Robert E. Glenn III Scholarship Fund

Established in 1990 by an anonymous donor. Income provides scholarship assistance with preference to graduates from Pomfret Community School, next to students from the town of Pomfret, and then to students from Windham County.

Griswold Family Fund

Created in 1989 by John S. Griswold, Jr. 1963, Charles A. Griswold 1970, and their father, John S. Griswold, Sr. The income supports athletic programs.

Jonathan DeWitt Grout 1936 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1947 by Mrs. Frank C. Hunt in memory of her son. Income purchases books for scholarship prizes.

Laurence N. & Janet D. Hale Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1989 by Mr. & Mrs. Newell D. Hale in memory of Mr. Hale's parents. Income provides scholarship assistance with preference first to students from Pomfret, then to students of Windham County, then to all others.

Newell & Betty Hale Scholarship Fund

Created in 2002 by Mr. & Mrs. Newell D. Hale. Income provides financial aid to worthy students with demonstrated need, with preference given to students residing in Pomfret and/or Windham County.

DeCourcy L. Hard 1907 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1984 through his widow's bequest in memory of her husband.

The Henry F. "Nick" Harris 1947 Endowed Chair in Literature

Established in 2007 with enormous gratitude to Henry F. "Nick" Harris '47 for his consistent and generous support of Pomfret School. The income from this generous bequest shall be used to support a senior faculty member of the English department who demonstrates excellence in teaching literature.

Brad '68 and Betsy Hastings Fund for Faculty Enrichment

Established in 2008 by the class of 1968 to honor Brad and Betsy’s service to Pomfret School. The Fund will help support Pomfret faculty members pursue opportunities to enhance their subject knowledge and teaching ability while at Pomfret School.

Carl T. Herman 1963 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1963 by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Herman.

Benjamin B. Hinman 1936 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created by the Board of Trustees in 1974 following the death of this longtime member.

George B. Hyde 1941 Scholarship Fund

Established in 1988 by Mr. Hyde.

Gerrit M. & Marnie K. Keator Fund

Created in 1988 through gifts from members of the Pomfret family. Income supports the chaplaincy and chapel programs.

Gerrit & Marnie Keator Scholarship Fund

Created in 1989. Income provides scholarship assistance with preference to urban students of color from Connecticut, then to other students of color from Connecticut, then to all others.

John P. King 1967 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Conceived in 1968 by his mother Harriett Lidgerwood and aunt and uncle Katherine and Wyatt Garfield 1943.

Howard S. Kniffin 1926 Memorial Faculty Fund

Established in 1990 by his widow, Mrs. Barbara Lapp. Income supports faculty enrichment programs, including sabbaticals.

Lasell Visiting Alumni Fund

Established in 2001 through a gift from Chester K. Lasell 1954, the purpose of this program is to each year invite one or two alumni who have achieved a certain degree of success and/or distinction in their chosen profession to return to Pomfret School to work with our faculty and students.

Lasell Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005. Income from this fund will provide scholarship assistance to worthy students demonstrating financial need as determined by the School.

P. Blair Lee 1914 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1984 by his family, including E. Brooke Lee III 1966, and family companies.

Halleck Lefferts Faculty Fund

Created in 1986 in memory of former headmaster Halleck Lefferts. Income funds grants to faculty for continuing study, research, and summer study/travel.

George H. Macauley Scholarship Fund

Established in 1953 by his widow. Preference is given to students from either Connecticut or Pennsylvania.

Robert I. MacDonald 1945 Scholarship Fund

Created by Mr. MacDonald in 1988.

Barton L. Mallory, Jr. 1924 Memorial Fund for Athletics

Created in 1989 by his family, including B. Lee Mallory III 1957, and I. Howell Mallory 1962. The income supports programs administered by the Director of Athletics.

Kathryn E. Maloney 1981 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1981 after her death by members of the Pomfret family.

Joseph Mannas 1972 Memorial Drama Fund

Created in 1994 after his death. Income funds a book prize for students who have made valuable contributions to the theater program.

Wendell D. Mansfield Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1985 by his former students and Pomfret friends. Income supports students on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, character, and participation in sports.

The Mees Family Scholarship

Created in 1996 by the Mees family in memory of Frank J. Mees. Scholarship to be awarded to Fifth or Sixth Form students in financial need demonstrating outstanding athletic ability in football, hockey, baseball, or crew.

The Melville Fund for Faculty

Given in honor of Pomfret School faculty members Eugene Gill, Walter Hinchman, Donald Hinman and William Parquette, with fondness and gratitude by Carswell R. Berlin ’71, Greg Melville ’68 and Timothy Y. Smith ’70. The fund, created in 2007, supports faculty salaries and professional development

The Melville Scholarship

This scholarship was established in June 2007 to provide financial assistance to students of need. It is given to honor Frank Melville ’40, dedicated trustee, loyal alumnus and generous friend of Pomfret School, by family members and friends.

The Moffitt Family Scholarship Fund

Established in 1975 as a memorial scholarship for David 1940 by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John A. Moffitt and brother, Peter M. Moffitt 1944. This fund was renamed in 2003 after Peter's death to recognize both brothers.

The Benjamin B. Morgan 1953 Endowed Chair in Science Fund

Established in 2003 with enormous gratitude to Benjamin B. Morgan 1953 for his generous bequest. The income from which shall be used to support a senior faculty member in the sciences who demonstrates excellence in teaching.

The Benjamin B. Morgan 1953 Endowed Fund for the Arts

Formerly known as the Simpkins Family Fund, this was established in 1997 by the Simpkins family, to honor Ben's life-long dedication to Pomfret School, and to support his desire that students learn to develop the creative power of their hands as well as that of their minds. Renamed after Ben’s death in 2002.

Milton M. Morse, Jr. 1948 Prize Fund

Created in 1982 in his memory by Barbara Van Cleaves as a memorial to her brother. Income funds an annual prize to a student in crafts.

Terry Murbach Fund for Faculty Recognition

Created in 1998 by his former students and friends. Proceeds from the fund to be designated annually to award a stipend to a faculty member who best exemplifies the attributes for which Terry is so fondly remembered.

William Lee Nields 1957 Memorial Fund

Established in 1965 by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Nields. Income used for special projects.

Thomas F. Oakes 1919 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1966 by the Board of Trustees after the death of this longtime member.

George Peabody 1909 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1959 by his widow.

Robert Pearson Short Fiction Award

In recognition of their father's belief in a strong educational foundation and his unwavering belief in their individual writing talents, Brad Pearson '65 and Ridley Pearson '71 established an endowed prize to honor their father, Robert Pearson. This prize is their way to pass along the encouragement that has been at the roots of their own success. The Award is given annually for the best short story written by a Pomfret Senior.

The Pomfret School Writers’ Studio

Created in 2001-02 with funding provided initially through a grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation. The income from this fund will be used to support the Writers’ Studio at the direction of the Headmaster and Chair of the English Department.

The Prize for Teaching Excellence in Math, Science & Foreign Language

Created in 1998 by Michael T. Chambers 1951 in honor of Carl P. Swinnerton (Science 1944-63); Albert M. Nagy (Mathematics 1942-62); and Philip A. Toomey (French/Spanish 1935-42; 1945-51). Prize to be given to the teacher who has demonstrated outstanding teaching excellence. (Not necessarily awarded each year.)

Proctor Sundial Endowment Fund

Established in 2001 by members of the Proctor family. Income used to support the maintenance of the Proctor Sundial on the Pomfret campus.

George T. Purves, Jr. 1944 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1946 as a memorial by his father after the son's death in World War II.

The Richard H. Randall, Jr. 1944 Award

Created by Mrs. Lillian M. Randall to fund a prize in memory of her husband Richard H. ‘Randall, Jr. 194 to be awarded to a student for outstanding achievement in a cultural discipline.

Per-Jan Ranhoff Teacher Enrichment Fund

Established in 1988 by Danforth P. Holley 1934 to honor the longtime faculty member. Income funds grants to members of the teaching faculty for further study and/or research to enrich their classroom teaching.

Ensign Curtis S. Read 1914 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1959 by his brother, William Read 1913 and Richard Croft 1919.

Reader's Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1974 by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.

Barclay Robinson, Jr. 1952 Memorial Scholarship Fund

A fund within the School's permanent endowment. This fund was created through a request from Barclay Robinson, Jr. 1952, the income from which is to be used for scholarship.

Paul M. Rosenfield 1967 Award

Established in 1996 by his class in memory of Paul M. Rosenfield 1967. Income funds an award presented to the member of the Sixth Form who best exemplifies strength of character through courage and humor.

Bernard Lee Schwartz Chair for Dean of Students

Established in 1985 by Michael Schwartz 1966, Eric Schwartz 1969, and their mother in memory of Mr. Schwartz to fund the Chair for the Dean of Students.

The Scripps Chair for Fine Arts Fund

Established in 2003 by Samuel and Louise Scripps. The income from which shall be used to support the faculty chair for Fine Arts.

Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1983 by Mrs. Seely-Brown and their children. Income is used to provide scholarship aid. Priority to be given first to eligible candidates from the town of Pomfret, then to those from towns surrounding Pomfret, then to all others.

Donald W. Smith, Jr. 1956 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1969 by his parents in memory of their son who died in 1957.

The Stapleton Family Scholarship Fund

Established in 2007 by Robert and Bonnie Stapleton, along with their son Ben '00, the income from this fund will provide scholarship assistance to a boarding student-athlete, preferably of color, who will bring character and leadership to the Pomfret School community.

Cameron Duke Stebbins 1995 Memorial Fund

Established in 1999 by family and friends of Cameron Duke Stebbins 1995. Income shall be used to support programs in the arts at Pomfret School.

C. Russell Stringer Memorial Prize Fund

Established in 1990 by his former colleagues in memory of this emeritus faculty member. The income is used to award a prize in the Foreign Language Department.

Teaching Development Fund

Created in 1987 by an anonymous donor to be used to support good teaching.

Thorne Family Scholarship Fund

Created in 2002 through a gift from Edwin Thorne 1931, the income to be used to provide financial aid to worthy students with demonstrated need.

William H. P. Townsend, Jr. 1942 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1949 by his uncle, Charles C. Townsend 1920.

The WBVC/Hardy Recording Studio Endowment Fund

Established in 2004 within the School's permanent endowment, the income shall be used for the operational costs of and any improvements to the WBVC Radio Station and the Jeff Hardy 1973 Recording Studio, or, failing the same or a similar facility at the Pomfret School at any time in the future, for the general operational costs of the School.

Jonathan A. Williams 1969 Memorial Fund

Established in 1968 by his parents, faculty members John and Mary Williams in their son's memory. Income supports community service projects.

David A. Wilson III 2001 Memorial Prize in Computer Science

Given to the student who has depth of interest and intellectual passion for computer science.

Morgan Wing, Jr. 1929 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1975 by the board for the benefit of descendants of Pomfret alumni.

The Patrick D. Wood 2001 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established to be awarded to a talented eighth-grade student from Windham County who is matriculating at Pomfret School. The scholarship is given by his family, friends, and classmates to honor Pat Wood, a scholar and kind friend of many, who died before his time.

World War II Memorial Scholarship Fund

Created in 1945 with gifts from members of the Pomfret family.

WSH Scholarship Fund

Created in 1986 by an anonymous donor. Income provides scholarships with preference given to students from California or the West Coast.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT Endownment GIFTS

Please contact Melissa Bellanceau, director of advancement and communications, at 860.963.5957.


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