The BB&N endowment, which has a market value of $76.4 million as of June 30, 2018, is comprised of more than 175 named and general endowed funds, the income from which provides crucial support each year for BB&N’s operating budget.
Established through both outright gifts and bequests from alumni/ae, parents, and friends with a vision for and commitment to BB&N’s future, these funds provide the long-term financial support necessary to sustain many areas of the BB&N operating budget, from faculty compensation, professional development, and financial aid to academic and athletic programs.
The following lists describe many of BB&N’s endowed and spendable funds and the areas of the budget they support. Additional gifts of any amount to any of these funds are welcome. Donors interested in establishing a new named fund for these and other institutional priorities should contact Janet Rosen, Director of Stewardship, at 617-800-2729.
- Academic Programs
- Faculty Compensation Endowment
- Faculty Professional Development Endowment
- Financial Aid Endowment
- General Endowment
- Spendable Funds
- Anderson-McKinley Family Athletic Director's Discretionary Fund
- Asian Studies Endowment Fund
- Maureen Baker Lower School Language Arts Fund
- Patricia Ann Blevins '44 Drama Fund
- John Brisbois 21st Century Library Fund
- Larry Cabot Fund for Girls’ Crew
- Chow Family Theatre Fund
- Class of 1987 Audio Visual Fund
- Class of 1988 International Fund
- Class of 1989 Art Fund
- Class of 1990 Science Fund
- Class of 2017 Global Education Fund
- Comitas Fund – Lower School
- Comitas Fund – Middle School
- George Deptula Russian Program Enrichment Fund
- James Ducey Book Fund
- English Seminar Learning Fund
- Fesus Girls’ Crew Fund
- Fraulein Grote Fund for Upper School Languages
- The Lee Ginsburg Herbst and Arthur L. Herbst Math Fund
- Hintlian Library Art Book Fund
- Hodder Lecture Fund
- Hoyt Family Library Endowment Fund
- Marina Keegan '08 Memorial Fund/Summer Fellowship
- The Legacy Foreign Language Fund
- Lower School Reading Fund
- Anna Minot Theater Production Fund
- Pechet Family Book Fund
- Petropoulos Art Scholars Program Fund
- Raina Family Global Education Fund
- Reeves Stratton Science Fund
- Saunders Family Fitness Center Equipment Fund
- The Sixth Grade Endowment Fund for Student Enrichment
- Marjorie Thompson Fund
- The Upper School Critical Languages Program Fund
- John H. “Doc” Walters Fund
Established in 2018 in memory of John Edward Anderson and in honor of his great-granddaughters, this Fund is to be used at the discretion of the BB&N Director of Athletics to enhance the BB&N Athletics Program by supporting programmatic needs of the Athletics Department. Preference will be given to supporting capital needs of the Upper School Girls' athletic program, or professional development opportunities for Girls' Upper School coaches related to their coaching responsibilities.
Established in 2004 by a group of Lower School parents to honor Maureen Baker, a Lower School teacher at the Buckingham School and BB&N from 1964 to 2004, the Baker Fund supports the Lower School language arts program with a preference for Morse Building (Beginner, Kindergarten, and Grade 1) students. Uses for the Fund include support for a poet-in-residence, a visiting author or illustrator specializing in writing for younger students, or professional development in the language arts for Morse Building faculty.
Established in 2016 by family of Patricia Blevins Till '44, this Fund honors the memory of this alumna who developed her lifelong passion for drama during her time at Buckingham. The Blevins Drama Fund is used to support the ongoing expenses of the drama programs on BB&N's Lower and Middle School campuses.
Established in 2010 by members of the Browne & Nichols Class of 1960 in honor of their 50th Reunion, the Brisbois Fund honors John J. Brisbois’ 33-year career (1952-1985) at Browne & Nichols and BB&N as a history teacher and his position as librarian or Head of the “Media Center.” This endowed and spendable fund provides funding for the needs of the BB&N libraries with a preference for the Upper School Library. By establishing an endowed fund, this class has ensured that there will be funds available, in perpetuity, to be innovative and flexible no matter what the needs of the “21st century library” might become.
Established in honor of graduating students in the Class of 1988, this Fund supports international education at BB&N by providing study and travel opportunities for students and faculty; curriculum expansion in international studies, including foreign languages; or bringing internationally renowned speakers to the School.
Established in 1995 by the Dangel family in honor of former Russian history teacher George Deptula P’66, this Fund enriches the programs of the Russian Department by supporting the acquisition of resource materials, underwriting visits by distinguished guest speakers, and providing financial assistance to enable students of Russian to travel and participate in special programs.
Established in 1998 by colleagues and friends, this Fund honors the contributions of Elizabeth D. Hodder P’80, ’82, ’85, ‘87 to the Upper School during her eight-year tenure as Dean of Students. The Fund supports a program to bring to the School a recognized artist, athlete, scholar, or leader to meet with classes, give workshops, and/or speak at an All-School assembly.
The Marina Keegan ’08 Memorial Fund was established in 2012 to honor the memory of Marina Keegan '08, a student noteworthy for her wide-ranging involvement in BB&N and her distinct talents. The Fund used to support the Marina Keegan '08 Summer Fellowship which awarded annually to Upper School students interested in pursuing their own projects focusing on either artistic pursuits or activist causes with the hope that the experiences funded through the Fellowship will reflect the spirit and ideals of Marina Keegan.
The Legacy Foreign Language Fund was established by Eleanor Campbell ’76 to enhance the objectives of the language program on all three campuses. Uses of the Fund include special programs for language students both in and out of the classroom, the cost of classroom materials, and expenses related to other areas that would enhance the teaching and learning of these languages, particularly the strategy of “immersing” students in the language that they are studying.
Established in 2006 by Anna Minot Warren ’35, a lifelong professional actor who helped establish the Buckingham drama program, this Fund provides income to help underwrite the annual production costs of the Upper School Drama Program including such expenses as costume purchase or rental, set materials, script and music rental, lighting supplies, and royalties.
The Petropoulos Art Scholars Program Fund was originally established in 1983 by Andre Balazs ’75 and Peter Gergely ’72 in memory of John B. Petropoulos P’93, a beloved member of the Browne & Nichols and BB&N Upper School Art Department faculty from 1962 to 1982. The Petropoulos Art Scholars Program provides an enriched experience for Upper School students who participate in independent study programs in the visual and performing arts.
Established in 2018, this Fund is used to support the programs and initiatives of BB&N’s Global Education Program, including funding for workshops, conferences, and international travel for students on all three campuses; and professional development for faculty including conferences, workshops, travel, and curriculum development.
Established in 1980 by Browne & Nichols alumni from classes that graduated in the mid-1940s, this fund honors the memory of B&N faculty members James Arthur Reeves and Charles Edward Stratton. The Fund supports the purchase of reference materials for the Upper School library, provides materials for the Science Department, and supports faculty professional development.
Established in 2006 by an anonymous donor, this fund honors Upper School Language Department Chair Armen Dedekian, a distinguished member of the BB&N language faculty from 1971 to 2008 who played a crucial role in strengthening and expanding BB&N’s nationally known Russian language program. The Fund provides program support for the teaching of non-traditional and less commonly taught languages including the currently taught languages of Russian, Chinese, and Arabic, with a preference for program support for Russian.
- BB&N Faculty Compensation Endowment Fund
- The Barrows Family Master Teacher Chair
- The Classes of 2001, 2003 and 2004 Parents’ Faculty Compensation Funds
- The Classes of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Faculty Endowment Funds
- Armen Dedekian Faculty Endowment Fund
- John H. Etter Teaching Fund
- The Honestas Future Leader Instructorship
- Kargman Family Fund for Faculty Salary Endowment
- Leibovitch Faculty Salary Endowment Fund
- The Jeanette Markham Master Teacher Chair
- Mary Newmann Faculty Fund
- The Edgar H. Nichols Future Leader Instructorship
- The Paideia Master Teacher Chair
- Edwin H. B. Pratt Faculty Fund
- Edwin and Aileen Pratt Faculty Development Fund
- Senior Parents' Fund for Faculty and Families
- Subramaniam Family Faculty Salary Endowment Fund
- The Marian W. Vaillant Future Leader Instructorship
Established in 2011 as part of the Opening Minds Campaign, The Barrows Family Master Teacher Chair honors a senior faculty member at the Upper School for excellence in teaching and faculty leadership, with a preference for an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership both in and out of the classroom through mentoring relationships with his or her students. The current holder of the Barrows Family Chair is Upper School math teacher Mark Fidler.
Established by the Parents of the Class of 2013, the Honestas Future Leader Instructorship is named for the first part of BB&N’s motto, Honor, a fundamental value practiced by our faculty and students every day. This instructorship honors the many faculty members who have been transformative in the lives of the members of the Class of 2013, and as it is awarded, it recognizes the special contributions that promising early and mid-career faculty have made to the School community. The current holder of the Honestas Future Leader Instructorship is Upper School Russian teacher Joshua Walker.
Established by an anonymous donor in 2009, this Chair provides support for the salary and a one-time stipend for a senior member of the BB&N faculty who has made exceptionally valuable contributions to the life of the school, in recognition of his or her excellence in teaching and faculty leadership. The current holder of The Jeanette Markham Master Teacher Chair is Upper School history teacher Leigh Hogan.
Established by an anonymous donor in 2011, this Instructorship honors the co-founder of Browne & Nichols who led the School from 1883 until his death in 1910. The Instructorship provides support for the salary and a one-time stipend for a promising mid-career faculty member in recognition of his or her special to the school community, academic accomplishments, and evidence of personal growth. The current holder of The Edgar H. Nichols Future Leader Instructorship is 5th Grade Homeroom teacher Gabrielle Mbeki.
Established by an anonymous donor in 2009, this Chair provides support for the salary and a one-time stipend for a senior member of the BB&N faculty who has made exceptionally valuable contributions to the life of the school, in recognition of his or her excellence in teaching and faculty leadership. The current holder of The Paideia Master Teacher Chair is Middle School English teacher Rachel Jamison.
Established by an anonymous donor in 2009, this Instructorship honors the third Headmistress of The Buckingham School who served the School from 1935 to 1962. The Instructorship provides support for the salary and a one-time stipend for a promising mid-career faculty member in recognition of his or her special contributions to the school community, academic accomplishments, and evidence of personal growth. The current holder of The Marian W. Vaillant Future Leader Instructorship is Middle School drama teacher Christa Crewdson.
- BB&N Faculty Professional Development Fund
- Frances Ackerly Fund for Gender Studies
- Betsy Allen Fund for Lower School Special Initiatives
- Barber Family Teachers as Scholars Fund
- The Classes of 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999 Faculty Development Funds
- Class of 2015 Faculty Opportunity Fund
- Class of 2017 Global Education Fund
- Class of 2022 Lower School Faculty Opportunity Fund
- Clifton Family Fund
- The Curhan-Pokross Fund to Promote Faculty Excellence
- Educational Technology Endowment Fund
- The Eighth Grade Endowment Fund for Middle School Faculty
- Garai Family Math Faculty Fund
- The Gordon and Rowe Family Upper School Faculty Enrichment Fund
- Harkness Teaching Fund
- The Anthony Hixon Family English Faculty Endowment Fund
- The Kargman Family Faculty Fund for Global Education
- David L. Kasdon Fund
- Helen Landess Fund
- Livingston Fund for Middle and Upper School Science
- W. Allen Rossiter Faculty Professional Development Fund
- Sue Scarborough Fund for Lower School Faculty
- Shera Selzer Lower School Faculty Innovation Fund
- Anne Elliott Smith Math Faculty Development Fund
- Elizabeth Thacher Stowe Teaching Fund
- Marian Vaillant Fund
- Susanne B. Williams Fund for Social Studies Research
Established in 2006 by a group of parents to honor Betsy Allen, a beloved member of the BB&N Lower School faculty for nearly 30 years, this fund provides support for specialists and other resources to train and educate Lower School teachers-particularly Morse Building (Beginner, Kindergarten, and Grade 1) teachers-on child development issues and other areas related to but outside of specific curricular topics.
Established in 2011 by Jeffrey Barber and Kimberly Hsu-Barber P’24,’25,’30, the income from this Fund is used to support the costs associated with BB&N’s participation in the Teachers as Scholars (TAS) program. TAS offers one- to three-day content-based seminars for BB&N faculty led by college and university faculty to broaden their knowledge of their subject area or another topic of personal interest.
Established by parents in the Class of 2015 through their Senior Parents' Gift Program, the purpose of this Fund is to support collaborative learning opportunities for groups of BB&N faculty members, either on campus, at national conferences or training programs, or through group visits to other schools in the U.S. or internationally.
Established by parents in the Class of 2022 through their Sixth Grade Gift Program, the purpose of this Fund is to support collaborative learning opportunities for groups of Lower School faculty members, either on campus, at national conferences or training programs, or through group visits to other schools in the U.S. or internationally.
Established in 2006 by Gabor Garai and Susan Pravda P’11,’13, this fund is used to enhance and enrich BB&N’s math program on all three campuses by providing support for professional development for math faculty, for external consultants related to the math program, and other general support for the interests and talents of the math faculty.
Established in 2012, this fund provides grants to support professional enrichment opportunities for Upper School faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the classroom and have maintained a teaching assignment of at least fifty percent. Grants made through this Fund support programs designed by faculty to enrich and enhance their BB&N teaching by sharing their experiences with students, other faculty, and/or incorporating their new insights into their teaching and mentoring of students.
The Anthony Hixon Family English Faculty Endowment Fund, established in 2007 by Diana and Anthony Hixon P’07 and Augusta Hixon ’07, is used to provide support for professional development for English Department/Language Arts faculty with a preference for Upper School faculty and a secondary preference for Middle School faculty. A portion of the fund income may also be used to support outside speakers, visiting writers, and other special opportunities to enhance the English program for Upper and Middle School students.
Established in 2006 by parents of the Class of 2012, this fund is to be used to enhance broadly the lives of Lower School faculty as well as the overall learning environment of the Lower School, and is to be allocated each year for special initiatives and endeavors that are particularly meaningful to Lower School faculty. The fund was renamed in 2011 to honor outgoing Lower School Director Sue Scarborough.
Established by parents in the Class of 2023 through their 6th Grade Gift to honor retiring Lower School Director Shera Selzer, this fund provides resources over and above the current LS Professional Development budget to provide grants to one or more LS faculty to develop new initiatives that sustain Shera's passions and priorities.
This fund was established in 1974 in honor of Elizabeth Stowe, who served as Headmistress of the Buckingham School from 1963 until 1974, in recognition of her talents as a stimulating teacher and able administrator. The fund supports faculty professional development with special emphasis on projects designed to expand the interrelationship of the teacher and student in the teaching process.
Established by Mr. Manning A. Williams in honor of Susanne Williams P’69, ’71, ‘74, a former second grade and social studies teacher in the Lower School, the Williams Fund supports programs that encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the Lower School social studies curriculum, as well as opportunities for Lower School faculty to study and travel with their families.
Financial aid endowment funds have been established over the years by alumni/ae, parents, and other friends of the School who are committed to making a BB&N education available to talented students regardless of their financial means. Financial aid endowment funds support either the general financial aid budget of the school, or the financial aid award to a specific type of student specified by the donor.
- BB&N Financial Aid Fund
- The Alpert Family Financial Aid Fund
- The Armida V. Beatrice Scholarship Fund
- A. Ellis Benjamin Fund
- The Jenny Fiol Birch 1987 Financial Aid Fund
- Robert F. Bradford Scholarship Fund
- Brizius Family Financial Aid Fund
- Florence V. Burden Foundation Fund
- John and Archontoula Bucuvalas Scholarship Fund
- Cable Family Financial Aid Fund
- The Joe and Lucy Chung Financial Aid Fund
- The Classes of 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002 Financial Aid Funds
- The Classes of 1996, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017 and 2018 Parents’ Financial Aid Funds
- Class of 2014 Financial Aid Enrichment Fund
- Class of 2016 Supplemental Financial Aid Fund
- The Bertram A. and Ronald M. Druker Charitable Foundation Financial Aid Fund
- John H. Durant Fund
- Osborne & Eleanor Earle Scholarship Fund
- Ewald Family Financial Aid Fund
- John and Jan Fitzpatrick Financial Aid Fund
- Peter K. Gunness Scholars Fund
- The William S. Howe ’47 Financial Aid Fund
- Annette D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Christopher James Kern Scholarship Fund
- Lehner Family Financial Aid Fund
- George and Karen Levy Family Fund
- Litterae Financial Aid Fund
- Litterae II Financial Aid Fund
- Mannion Family Financial Aid Fund
- E. Vincent Merry Fund
- Lawrence J. and Anne Cable Rubenstein Scholarship Fund
- Shawkemo Financial Aid Fund
- Sidney L. and Lester O. Simonds Financial Aid Fund
- Steppingstone-to-Opportunity Fund
- Craig B. Stonestreet Fund
- The Thompson Foster Street Foundation Fund
- Alexandra and Ben Trustman Financial Aid Fund
- Upham Scholars Fund
- The Mildred and Clarence Williams Financial Aid Fund
- The Wu Scholar Fund
The Jenny Birch Fund was established by alumni/ae and friends of the Class of 1987 in memory of Jenny Fiol Birch ’87. Originally established as a spendable fund to honor Jenny’s cherished experience in Italy during her Junior year, the Fund was endowed in 2012 through a gift from Jenny's mother, Jeanne Burlingame, and is used to assist BB&N financial aid students’ expenses for the School’s study abroad program.
This Fund was established in 2014 by BB&N alumni/ae, parents, and friends in honor of Peter K. Gunness, Browne & Nichols and BB&N Head of School from 1969-1992. The Fund recognizes his many contributions to Browne & Nichols and BB&N including his crucial role in guiding the School through the merger of Browne & Nichols and Buckingham to form Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in 1974. The Fund supports the general financial aid program of BB&N, with a preference for an Upper School student.
Established in 2011 by The Orchard Foundation/Michael and Monica Lehner P’12,’14,’16, this Fund supports the BB&N financial aid program with 75 percent of the Fund income in a given year allocated for the financial aid grant awarded to the student recipient, and 25 percent allocated for any supplemental/non-tuition expenses required by that student.
Established by an anonymous donor in 2011, the income from this Fund is used to support the general financial aid program of BB&N by providing funding for a student requiring full or nearly full support from the School. It awarded to a capable, hard-working, and thoughtful student with demonstrated financial need who has excelled in his or her prior academic environment, with a preference for a student who has been admitted to BB&N primarily for their academic strengths and potential.
Originally established in 1997 by John Simon ’80 and his wife Susan, this Fund supports BB&N’s financial aid program with a preference for 7th and 8th grade students from the Steppingstone Program. Funds may also be allocated to other students with demonstrated financial need in grades nine through twelve, with preference given to former Steppingstone students.
Established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of Craig B. Stonestreet, Browne & Nichols Class of 1949 and Former Director of the Upper School, income from this Fund is used to provide financial aid to deserving Upper School scholar-athletes. The Fund also provides an annual prize to a member of the junior class in recognition of high scholarship, excellence in athletics, and constructive influence within the School.
Established in 2007 by Clarence G. Williams, Jr. ’85 and his wife Joanne Taylor, the Mildred and Clarence Williams Fund is named in honor of Clarence’s parents. The Fund supports the general financial aid program of BB&N with a preference for supporting an Upper School inner city student of color and preferably a student who entered BB&N in the Lower or Middle School.
The general endowment supports the annual operating budget of the school including faculty and staff salaries, financial aid, academic programs, the library, arts, athletics, etc.
- John Moors Cabot Fund
- Thomas D. Cabot Fund
- Rosalind E. Gorin ’62 General Endowment Fund
- Nathaniel M. Gorton '56 General Endowment Fund
- Conrad C. Hunneman ’45 Memorial Fund
- Paul Jacobs General Endowment Fund
The funds listed below provide spendable resources to support a variety of School priorities including financial aid, faculty compensation, and academic support initiatives.
- Andy Bruce BB&N Camp Scholarship Fund
- The Camp Marienfeld Fund
- Class of 2024 Lower School Supplemental Financial Aid Fund
- The Armen Dedekian Russian Program Fund
- Dr. Robert O. Edbrooke , Jr. Student Activity Fund
- John H. Etter ’49 Financial Aid Fund
- The Fryberger Fund for Curriculum Development
- The Grace Music and Arts Fund
- Bartlett M. Hauthaway Scholarship Fund
- The Kinasewich Senior Speakers Program Fund
- Jack Knapp Upper School Community Fund
- Levin Family Financial Aid Fund
- Lower School Social-Emotional Learning Fund
- Maginn-Chai Upper School Wellness Fund
- Past Parents’ Financial Aid Fund
- Shera Selzer Lower School Faculty Innovation Fund
The Camp Marienfeld Fund was established in 2010 by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of providing support to the programs and facilities of Camp Marienfeld in Nelson and Harrisville, NH. Gifts to this Fund support the facilities and property of the camp and may support operating as well as capital improvements related to all School-sponsored programs based at this property.
The Armen Dedekian Russian Program Fund was established in 2007 by Michael Porter P’06, ’07 in appreciation of the strong impact that the Russian program has had on students at BB&N and in honor of his daughter Sonia ’07’s experience in the program during her time at BB&N. This spendable fund is intended to provide income to support expenses of the Russian program not covered by the department’s operating budget such as costs associated with developing new programs or other expenses outside the normal classroom program.
The Robert O. Edbrooke, Jr. Student Activity Fund was established in 2016 by alumni/ae, parents, former colleagues and friends in memory of Dr. Robert O. Edbrooke, Jr. a beloved long-time Latin and history BB&N teacher from 1990 to 2015. To honor Dr. Edbrooke's many passions and BB&N activities, this Fund is intended to provide support for needs outlined by the foreign language program including overseas travel, student activities related to the study of Latin and history, and special initiatives for women's athletic programs with a particular focus on tennis and basketball.
Established in 2001 by Bartlett M. Hauthaway ’42, this Fund provides a full scholarship annually for one or more Upper School students of good character who are strongly motivated, intellectually or artistically promising, able to cooperate, eager to lead or create, and who have a deep and abiding interest in nature.
The Kinasewich Fund was initiated by Chris Mosca ’75 in 2007 to honor the memory of Gene Kinasewich who served as a member of the faculty, a coach, and class dean from 1973 to 1977. This spendable fund supports a guest speaker program for BB&N Seniors to help them address issues they face as they leave BB&N.
Established in 2010 upon the retirement of Upper School Director Jack Knapp, the Jack Knapp Upper School Community Fund recognizes Mr. Knapp’s dedication and commitment to BB&N during his five years of service from 2005-2010. In particular, the Fund honors Mr. Knapp’s work to enhance and support efforts to build community among Upper School students, parents, and faculty, and used to underwrite expenses associated with Upper School community-building activities.
This Fund was established in 2016 in honor of Lower School Counselor Daisy Pellant to recognize her many contributions to the Lower School community from 2013-2016. The Fund is used to support Lower School parent and faculty education and activities focused on social-emotional learning, parenting, and community building.
This Fund was established in 2017 by parents of the Class of 2023 through their Sixth Grade Gift to honor Lower School Director Shera Selzer upon her retirement from BB&N, following a distinguished 14-year career as a Beginner and Kindergarten teacher and administrator. This spendable fund provides resources over and above the current professional development budget to be given to individuals or groups of Lower School faculty and staff to develop new initiatives that sustain the spirit of Shera’s passions and priorities.