Other Endowed Funds

The Baldwin School Academic Athlete College Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Baldwin School Academic Athletic College Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by Wendy Zalles Vella '89 and her parents David and Judy Zalles. The fund, its related income and appreciation, are to be used to underwrite college scholarship support for a graduating Baldwin Senior chosen by Baldwin. Students qualifying for the scholarship must demonstrate academic strength, athletic contribution and financial need. 

The Philip Giagnacova Grounds Beautification Fund
This fund was established in 1995 by the estate of Philip Giagnacovato to assist in beautification of the campus.

The Ruth S. Hochberger ’68 Speaker Series
Income from this fund will support an annual speaker series at The Baldwin School.

The Ruth S. Hochberger ’68 Hourglass Sustaining Fund
This fund was established by Ruth S. Hochberger ’68 in 2002. Ms. Hochberger’s experience as a former editor of the Hourglass was pivotal in starting her down the road as a professional journalist. Income from the fund will support the operational needs of the Baldwin School’s Upper School student newspaper, the Hourglass

The Lewars Academic Preseason Fund
The Lewars Academic Preseason Fund was established by Nancy Corbit Lewars '60 to provide financial assistance to help students become acclimated through summer enrichment programs before entering the Middle School and the Upper School.

Frances Oakford Moore Fund
Franny Moore '22, Honorary Trustee of the Baldwin School, Centennial Award Winner, Former President of the Alumnae Association, and school historian established this endowed fund in the summer of 1991. The income from the fund is to be used, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, for yearly expenses of any nature, capital or current.

The Romelle Pethick Jewelry Award
This fund was established in memory of Romelle Pethick, a beloved teacher in the Art Department for 31 years. With her generous spirit, Mrs. Pethick imparted to each girl an appreciation of elegant design and the ability to patiently work with a meticulous attention to detail; she instilled in the students a desire to create beautiful objects. In her presence, the girls heard stories, laughed and experienced the joy of life. This award is given to a girl in the senior class who exemplifies this dedication and process of creating beautifully designed and crafted objects in metal.

The Melanie and Lauren Sheerr Hourglass Fund
The Melanie and Lauren Sheerr Hourglass Fund was endowed in 2000 by Betsy and Richard Sheerr in honor of Melanie ’96 and Lauren Sheerr ’00.  Income from the fund is to be used to underwrite an award to benefit the publication of the student newspaper, the Hourglass. The award will be given at the discretion of the Hourglass advisor to pay for the costs associated with editorial training and the enhancement of the Hourglass.

The White Blazer Fund
This fund was established in 1988 by Mr. and Mrs. John P. Park to underwrite the prestigious White Blazer award presented to an outstanding senior athlete during the Athletic Association banquet each spring.

The Barbara Welch French Endowed Library Fund
This fund was established in 1996 in honor of Barbara Welch French ’34 by her daughter Elizabeth Atchley Rowland ’64. The income from this fund is to be used to purchase books for the Library.

The Leela Menon, M.D. Memorial Fund
The Leela Menon M.D. Memorial Fund for choral/musical performances was established in memory of Dr. Leela Menon by her granddaughters, Mira Menon Sachdeva ’97 and Uma Menon Sachdeva ’99.  The fund will be used to sponsor an annual event that invites guest artist(s) to the school for a concert for the Baldwin community.