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.
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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.
David A. Brush Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Social Science and Humanities
With gratitude to the generosity of Dr. David A. Brush, this award recognizes the work of a devoted and innovative teacher who routinely goes beyond the required to help students grow in scholarship and who is also a highly regarded member of the School community because of his/her commitment and service to students.
The award can be given to any teacher in the fine or performing arts, English, history or religion who has worked at Pomfret full time for three or more years or who has worked part-time for five or more years.
The Marsh A. Bryan ’51 Head Coach for Crew
This fund was established in 2020 by Helen Bryan in honor of her husband Marsh A. Bryan ’51, with the support of her family including Linda Bryan Brenske ’83 and Thomas “Bomber” Bryan ’86.
The income from this fund will provide support for the coach who demonstrates leadership and excellence within the crew program.
The Marsh A. Bryan '51 Head Coach for Crew, an endowed fund, will be managed by Pomfret School's Board of Trustees in accordance with Pomfret School's investment and disbursement policies, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).
William Polk Carey 1948 Chair in Mathematics
Established in 1985 by Mr. Carey to support the department chair.
The Sooho Cho 1974 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Charles E. Dunlap 1906 Faculty Endowment Fund
Created in 1966 through Mr. Dunlap's bequest.
Thomas C. Eastman 1904 Chair of English Literature
Established in 1966 with enormous gratitude to Thomas C. Eastman ’04 for his generous bequest. The income from which shall be used to support a member of the English Department of Pomfret School at the designation of the Headmaster.
E. E. Ford Foundation Faculty Fund
Grant from the E. E. Ford Foundation in 1989.
The Henry F. “Nick” Harris 1947 Endowed Chair in Literature
Established in 2007 with enormous gratitude to Henry F. "Nick" Harris 1947 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 1968 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.
Howard S. Kniffin 1926 Memorial Faculty Fund
Established in 1990 by his widow, Mrs. Barbara Lapp. Income supports faculty enrichment programs, including sabbaticals.
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.
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 1971, Greg Melville 1968 and Timothy Y. Smith 1970. The fund, created in 2007, supports faculty salaries and professional development.
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.
Terry Murbach Fund for Faculty Recognition
Created in1998 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.
The Douglas Robbins Price International Travel Grant
Created in 2018 by Dr. Amy Salerno 1979. The fund has been established to honor Dr. Salerno uncle, Douglas Robbins Price, and his passion for cross cultural interaction and education.
The Douglas Robbins Price International Travel Grant provides faculty members in the foreign language department the opportunity to visit the areas where languages they teach are spoken, broadening their knowledge of the dialect, culture and tradition.
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.)
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.
The Waddy Rowe Endowment Fund
Established through the generosity of the Gengras family, The Waddy Rowe Endowment Fund honors veteran faculty member, Waddy Rowe, and his 34 years of dedicated service as an educator at Pomfret School. Waddy’s impact as a teacher, mentor, coach, advisor, and friend inspired countless Pomfret students over his career.
The Waddy Rowe Endowment Fund will support faculty, through professional development opportunities, to become better boarding school educational professionals. As a nod to Waddy's deep and impactful advisor/advisee relationships, preference of fund disbursement will be given to faculty members seeking to improve their work as advisors and mentors.
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.
Teaching Development Fund
Created in 1987 by an anonymous donor to be used to support good teaching.
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 W. 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.
The Buck Family Fund (scholarship)
The Buck Family Fund is established through the generosity of past parents and trustees Nancy and Pete Buck. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial resources to students who demonstrate a clear passion outside of the Pomfret classroom.
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 Scholarship Fund
Created in 1973 by Mr. Carey.
The Malcolm G. Chace Scholarship Fund
Established in 2013 by Malcolm G. Chace and Malcolm G. Chace '13. Provides scholarship assistance to worthy students demonstrating financial need. The income from this gift will be given with preference to residents of Rhode Island.
Class of 1940 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 1983 by members of the Class of 1940 in memory of deceased classmates. Income to support scholarship program.
Class of 1947 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created by members of the Class of 1947 in memory of deceased classmates.
Class of 1959 Endowed Merit Scholarship Fund
Established by the members of the Class of 1959 in commemoration of their 50th Reunion. The income from which shall be used to provide financial aid for a student whose scholarly performance and demonstrated personal attributes merit additional aid over and above the average financial aid award.
The Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund
Established by the members of the Class of 1968 in commemoration of their 50th Reunion. The Fund was established to provide the opportunity to a student to come to Pomfret who would not otherwise be able to attend the school.
Class of 1988 Scholarship Fund
Created by parents of the Class of 1988 to honor their graduation.
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 Chick and Cici Cole Scholarship Fund
Established through the generosity of the Cole Family, former students and friends to honor Cici and Chick Cole for their many years of service to Pomfret School.
The Chick and Cici Cole Scholarship will help provide a deserving student with outstanding character the opportunity to attend Pomfret School.
Peter T. Cook 1960 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 1998 by brother Stephen A. Cook 1964, with gifts from family, classmates, and friends.
The Class of 1969 Johnny Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 2018, The Class of 1969 Johnny Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Class of 1969 in honor of their 50th reunion from Pomfret School and to remember their classmate Johnny Daniels, whose infectious personality positively affected the entire class. The Johnny Daniels Scholarship will assist in providing one or more deserving students with financial need and outstanding character the opportunity to attend Pomfret School. Preference will be given to a student of color who is personally charming, a natural leader, and athletically talented, traits that personified Johnny. The fund may additionally support the incidental costs of other scholarship students of color.
Jerome L. DeJur 1948 Scholarship Fund
Created in 1966 by Harry DeJur as a memorial to his son.
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
Donald L. Eccleston Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 1994 in his memory by colleagues, family and friends.
William H. Eshbaugh, Jr. 1931 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1966 by Mrs. Eshbaugh in memory of her husband.
Seth B. French 1907 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1961 by DeCourcy L. Hard 1907 in memory of his classmate.
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.
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.
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.
The Newell & Betty Hale Scholarship Fund
Created in 2002 by Mr. & Mrs. Newell D. Hale. Income used to provide financial aid to worthy students with preference given to students residing in Pomfret and/or Windham County, CT
The Meredith Graham Hanson 2000 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 through the generosity of Meredith Graham Hanson 2000.
The Meredith Graham Hanson 2000 Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to worthy students demonstrating financial need.
The DeCourcy L. Hard 1907 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 1984 through his widow's bequest in memory of her husband.
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 board member.
George H. Hyde 1941 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 by Mr. Hyde.
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 Harriet Lidgerwood and aunt and uncle Katharine and Wyatt Garfield 1943.
The Lasell Family Scholarship
Created in 2005 by Chester K. Lasell 1954. The income from this fund will provide scholarship assistance to worthy students demonstrating financial need.
P. Blair Lee 1914 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 1984 by his family, including E. Brooke Lee III 1966, and family companies.
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.
Kathryn E. Maloney 1981 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 1981 after her death, by members of the Pomfret family.
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 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in June 2007 to provide financial assistance to students of need. It is given to honor Frank Melville 1940, 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.
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.
Junius 'Jay' L. Powell '43 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created in 2015 through the generosity of Mr. Powell’s estate plan, to fund a scholarship for students of color; with preference being given to students of Native American heritage.
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.
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. Income used for scholarships.
Barclay Robinson, Jr. 1952 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Created through a bequest from Barclay Robinson, Jr. 1952, the income from this fund to be used for scholarship.
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1983 by Mrs. Seely-Brown and their children. Priority to be given first to eligible candidates from the town of Pomfret, then to those from towns surrounding Pomfret, then to all other towns.
Sire Foundation Scholarship Fund
The Sire Foundation Scholarship Fund, made possible through the generosity of an alumnus and past parent, primarily aims to support students of families who may not be able to afford the full cost of tuition at Pomfret School. The goal of the fund is to attract excellent applicants who can make a meaningful contribution to Pomfret School regardless of their financial situation.
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.
The Thorne Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2002 by Edwin Thorne 1931. Income 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.
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
The Patrick D. Wood ’01 Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a talented student from Windham County who is matriculating at Pomfret School. The student will award $1,000 a year in financial aid and as the overage grows the money will be distributed equally amongst the Pat Wood Scholars. The goal being one scholar per form. The scholarship is given by Patrick’s family, friends, and classmates to honor him as 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.
Loring M. Bailey, Jr. 1963 Endowed Fund
Established in 2011 by the Board of Trustees with gratitude to Loring M. Bailey, for his generous bequest in memory of his son. The income from which shall be used for the general and unrestricted use of the School.
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.
The W. P. Carey 1948 Fund for Excellence in Admissions
Established by the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School, with gratitude to the W. P. Carey Foundation for their generous gift, to be a fund within the School's permanent endowment. This fund is used to increase awareness of Pomfret School in select marketplaces. The income earned is utilized by the Director of Admissions and his/her team to build new relationships with prospective families and secondary school placement personnel, both domestically and abroad.
The W. P. Carey 1948 Fund for Excellence in College Counseling
Established and merged in 2014 with the W. P. Carey Lectures Fund, originally established in 2009, by the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School, with gratitude to the W. P. Carey Foundation for their generous gift, to be a fund within the School's permanent endowment. The purpose of this fund is to expand the reach of Pomfret's College Counseling Department. Income generated by the fund will be used by the department for the purpose of travel in order to build and expand relationships between Pomfret's College Counseling staff and college admissions teams across the country and the globe.
The John B. Chace 2018 Endowment for Athletics
Established through the generosity of the Malcolm G. Chace Family to support the Athletic Program at Pomfret School.
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 1937 Library Fund
Created in 1953 by the father of George Cheney 1937. Income purchases library books.
Class of 1948 Fund
Created by members of the Class of 1948 to support and enhance the School’s College Counseling Department.
Class of 1962 Head of School Discretionary Fund
Established in 2012 by the members of the Class of 1962 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion. The income from which shall be used for the purpose of providing the Head of School with funds to cover unanticipated expenses during the school year.
Class of 1965 Endowment Fund
Established in 2015 by members of the Class of 1965 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion. Income generated by the Fund shall be used to support the work of the Grauer Institute for Excellence in Innovation and Education at Pomfret School, with a specific focus on academic innovation and global experiences for students and faculty. Preference will be given, whenever possible, to travel focused on emerging market countries. If immediate preferences cannot be met, proceeds from the fund shall be used to support academic innovation at Pomfret School.
The Class of 1966 Endowed Student Experience Fund
That the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School, with gratitude to the class of 1966, does hereby establish The Class of 1966 Endowed Student Experience Fund to be a fund within the School's permanent endowment. Established by the members of the Class of 1966 in commemoration of their 50th Reunion. The "Expand the Experience" Fund shall be a permanently-restricted endowment fund within the School's endowment portfolio. The Fund will specifically support the work of the Grauer Institute for Excellence in Innovation and Education and will be used to support domestic off-campus student civic and cultural experiences, such as attending a Broadway play, building a house through Habitat for Humanity or volunteering for a political campaign or other civic or cultural initiatives as identified by the school.
Class of 1967 Faculty Impact Award Endowed Fund
Established by the members of the Class of 1967 in commemoration of their 50th Reunion. The Fund will specifically support the work of the Grauer Institute for Excellence in Innovation and Education and will be used to support the work of Pomfret Faculty and Staff who apply for and receive the funds. The Faculty Impact Award will be awarded to a recipient or recipients who present an idea or plans for improving the learning of Pomfret students and the community. The Award will be granted by a committee with representation from the Pomfret School administration and representatives of the Class of 1967.
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 to be 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.
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.
Henry B. du Pont 1916 Endowment Fund
Created in 1970 through Mr. du Pont's bequest.
The Virginia Eaton Multicultural Resource Center
Created in 2015 through the generosity of Bradford P. Straus ’54 in celebration of the longstanding work of Mrs. Virginia Eaton and her work with Pomfret students. Funds to be used for diversity initiatives to improve the quality of student life and student education. The purpose of the Center is to serve, support, and empower faculty, staff, students and other constituents of the greater Pomfret School and local community.
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 1969. Income used to purchase library books.
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.
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.
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.
The Grauer Family Institute for Excellence and Innovation in Education
Established in 2014 by the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School, with enormous gratitude to the Peter T. and Laura M. Grauer Foundation for their generous gift, to be a permanently-restricted endowment fund within the School's permanent endowment. Income generated by the fund will support, in perpetuity, the "Grauer Family Institute for Excellence and Innovation in Education" (the "Institute"). Established to help the School successfully pursue the vision of the graduate outlined in the Strategic Plan, adopted April 20, 2013, the Institute serves as the incubator of bold and innovative initiatives which distinguish Pomfret as the boarding school that best prepares students for college and for the rigors of life beyond education. The Institute builds upon the School's current strengths to research, design, and deliver exceptional programs designed to promote the knowledge, skills, and character traits needed for Pomfret’s students to make a meaningful difference in a diverse and increasingly interconnected world, and drives cutting-edge and cost-cutting initiatives and change at Pomfret, specifically as it relates to faculty professional development in best practices in educating the whole child.
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.
Gerrit M. & Marnie K. Keator Fund
Created in 1988 through gifts from members of the Pomfret family. Income supports the chaplaincy and chapel programs.
The 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.
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.
The Mallory Baseball Field Endowment Fund
Established in 2016 through the generous support of W. Neely Mallory ’51. The income supports the maintenance of the Mallory Baseball Field.
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.
The Benjamin B. Morgan 1953 Endowed Fund for Astronomy and the Manual Arts
That the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School does establish The Benjamin B. Morgan 1953 Endowed Fund for Astronomy and the Manual 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. Re-named 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.
William Lee Nields 1957 Memorial Fund
Established in 1965 by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Nields. Income used for special projects.
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 1965 and Ridley Pearson 1971 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 Douglas Robbins Price International Travel Grant
Established through the generosity of Dr. Amy Salerno DeGruchy '79 The Douglas Robbins Price International Travel Grant will provide faculty members in the World Languages Department the opportunity to visit the areas where languages they teach are spoken, broadening their knowledge of the dialect, culture and tradition.
The 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.
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. 1944 to be awarded to a student for outstanding achievement in a cultural discipline
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.
The Dorsey and Robert Salerno Family Fund for World Languages
That the Board of Trustees of Pomfret School, with gratitude to the generosity of Amy Salerno '79, does hereby establish The Dorsey and Robert Salerno Family Fund for World Languages at Pomfret School. The Dorsey and Robert Salerno Family Fund for World Languages will provide Pomfret School faculty members in the World Languages Department the opportunity to participate in meaningful and enriching professional development opportunities on an annual basis. These experiences will provide language teachers the chance to engage with, and learn from, leaders in their field in order to bring innovative practices to campus, and to encourage Pomfret students to develop greater fluency and a deeper understanding of the role of language in an increasingly diverse and interconnected society. The Fund will specifically support the work of the Grauer Institute for Excellence in Innovation and Education and will be used to provide faculty professional development for the World Languages Department.
The Thomas G. '28 and Thomas D. '51 Soutter Fund
Established in 2016 within the School’s permanent endowment with gratitude to the trust of Thomas D. Soutter '51. The net income from this Fund is to be dispensed for the benefit of Pomfret School and its Chapel.
Cameron Duke Stebbins 1995 Memorial Fund
Established in 1999 by family and friends of Cameron Duke Stebbins 1995, income from which 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.
The WBVC/Hardy Recording Studio Endowment Fund
Established in 2004 within the School’s permanent endowment, the income which 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 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, etc.
The David A. Wilson III 2001 Memorial Prize in Computer Science
Given to the student who has shown a depth of interest and intellectual passion for computer science. This award was established in February, 2005 by his parents, David & Ann Wilson.
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Please contact Will Mitchell, director of advancement, at 860.963.6167.
I support Pomfret because of the things I see faculty do when no one else is looking. Money out of their own pockets so an advisee can go to dinner. Cleats so an athlete can play soccer. A blazer so a student can keep in dress code. The faculty here quietly and consistently give more than I expect, and I have been inspired. When I give to the Full Experience Fund, I know my donation will help our faculty do even more of this incredible work.
REBECCA BROOKS (Faculty)