Endowment Funds

Endowment gifts are a way to create a lasting legacy of support for Putney. It is the school’s policy to use a portion of the market value of the endowed funds to support programs designated by the donors and the Board of Trustees. The balance of the fund is reinvested with a goal of preserving and growing the value of Putney’s endowment relative to inflation.

Putney welcomes additional gifts to all existing endowment funds, as well as the creation of new named funds. The minimum amount required to establish a named endowment fund is $100,000. For more information, contact Hugh Montgomery, Director of Development at 802-387-6272.

General Endowment Funds

Class of 2006 Endowment Fund

Established in 2003 for general uses

General Endowment Fund

Established in 1984 for general uses

The Munger Endowment Fund

Established in 2008 by an estate gift from Elizabeth and Robert Munger (P’60, P’62, P’69) for general endowment

The Richard & Mathilde Sewall Memorial Endowment Fund

Established in 2003 for the general endowment

Martha Sherman Stewart Endowment Fund

Established in 2008 for general uses

Arts Funds

Dance Department Endowment Fund

Established in 1981 to endow the Dance Department

The Eliot Ferguson ’93 MIDI Lab Endowment Fund

Established in 2004 to maintain, repair, and replace equipment, as needed, to ensure that the Lab will remain a state of the art facility for developing students’ interests and skills in music composition

The William Gray Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994 to enable talented and committed scholarship students to continue their music instruction with the finest Windham County instructors

The Norwood and Cornelia Hinkle Scholarship Fund

Established in 1972 to provide scholarship aid each year to one or more students who possess classical instrumental ability

Miller Music Endowment Fund

Established in 1995 for general music support

Ann Robertson Yang Music Fund

Established in 1980 to support the music program at the school in general and, specifically, to enable the school engage outside musicians to come to the school to assist and enhance the school’s music program

Faculty Funds

The Barbara Barnes Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

Established in 1989, this rotating fellowship, which will be awarded to one teacher annually, is intended to encourage those who have shown an unusual ability to inspire the love of learning and guide the maturing of young people. A one-year appointment will carry a significant financial bonus in addition to a greater opportunity for professional development projects throughout the year.

Faculty Salary Endowment

Established in 1992 to increase faculty salaries

The Carmelita Chase Hinton Endowed Chair for Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Established in 2012 to ensure that Putney will always be a school rooted in the land that it lives on, and committed to ensuring that “each generation will be better than the last.” It will also support the school in the efforts to employ a very talented and committed faculty with an endowed chair in the field of science specific to environmental studies and sustainability.

William R. Kenan, Jr. Endowment Fund

Established in 1989 to support high quality and effective teaching at The Putney School, such as the payment of appropriate salaries in provision for faculty enrichment and other benefits to teachers and those charged with the administration of the school

Religion and Philosophy Faculty Chair

Established in 1985 to fund the religion and philosophy teaching position

The John Davis Wirth ’54 Faculty Development Fund

Established in 2003 to provide opportunities not otherwise available for classroom teachers to enhance their own knowledge and skills in order to provide the most rigorous and stimulating educational experience for students at The Putney School

Financial Aid Funds

General Scholarship Fund

Established in 1985 to increase scholarship aid

George D. Aiken Windham County Scholarship Fund

Established in 1985 to provide tuition assistance to enable young people in Windham County whose families have requested financial aid to attend Putney

The Charles N. Brickley Scholarship Fund

Established in 1991 to support students who show a special interest in history and have demonstrated a dedication to its pursuit

Timothy F. Casper Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1998 to assist needy students with an interest in art or music

Carmen M. Christensen Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 to assist a worthy student whose family has demonstrated financial need according to the school’s normal policies and procedures

Class of 1951 Memorial Gift Fund

Established in 2001 for general scholarships

Class of 1952 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 to be used for scholarships, preferentially for descendants of the class members when and if there are candidates, and otherwise for general scholarships to the school

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Minority Students

Established in 1988 to provide scholarship aid for minority students

Carmelita Hinton Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1983 to provide financial aid for minority and international students at The Putney School

April Zweig Howard Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994 for general scholarship aid

Robert M. Hughes Minority Scholarship Fund

Established in 1998 to support African American students with tuition and expenses

Mary Richardson Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2012 to honor the memory of Mary Richardson ’77. The Richardson Family hopes these scholarship funds will encourage others to continue in Mary’s footsteps, highlighting environmental and social concerns to change the world for good and beauty.

Morgan Scholarship Fund

Established in 2006 in honor of Brian Morgan, director of The Putney School from 1995-2007, and his wife Joyce Vining Morgan, to provide general financial aid assistance

Roger Parrott Memorial Ecology Fund

Established in 2008 in memory of Roger Parrott, who taught at Putney from 1968-1995, to enable students in financial need to participate in programs related to ecology

Polynesian Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in 1964 to provide scholarship aid for students from Tonga

Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1973 for partial scholarships for academically qualified students from middle-income families

The Elizabeth Robinson and Emily Binger Cooper Discretionary Fund

Established in 2004 to provide small disbursements to cover unexpected needs of students who are receiving financial aid

Dorothy Page Ryder Fund

Established in 1991 for any student needing financial assistance for the purchase of non-text related books

C.V. Starr Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 to provide scholarship assistance to students the school selects on the basis of merit and need

Taconic Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Michael S. Currier ’79

Established in 2005 to support diversity at The Putney School and help make a Putney education possible for students of all backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to students of color who come from urban backgrounds, particularly New York City

The Joseph Wasserman ’49 Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 to provide financial aid to an American student of African ancestry provided that there is such a student enrolled who demonstrates financial need

Gregory Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1979 to provide funds for students interested in the arts, particularly photography

International Study Funds

Class of 1950 Endowment Fund

Established in 2000 to support international studies including the study of foreign languages, culture, and history, and may be used to support Putney students in such study abroad as well as at The Putney School

The Sell Fund for International Understanding

Established in 1992 to support The Putney School’s offerings in English as a Second Language and any other program that promotes international relations for the benefit of students at Putney

The George Shakespeare Memorial Fund

Established in 2005 to enable students in financial need to participate in one of the school trips abroad

Library Funds

Elizabeth K. Dale Book Fund

Established in 1990 to help the library purchase books dealing with New England for the use of the faculty and students

Ann Mills Memorial Fund

Established in 1992 to maintain and augment the poetry collection in The Putney School Library

Ewald Schnitzer Book Fund for Social Sciences

Established in 1994 to purchase books, periodicals, and computer software in social science disciplines for the library

David Thomas Library Fund

Established in 1998 for general support of the library, particularly the book collection

Claude Winfield ’61 Library Endowment Fund

Established in 2006 to provide books for The Putney School Library written by African American authors or about African-American history or issues

Special Purpose Funds

Berwind Family Elm Lea Farm Endowment Fund

Established in 2004 to be used solely and exclusively to support the facilities and operations of the Elm Lea Farm in perpetuity and to assure that the Elm Lea Farm will always be an integral part of the School

Elizabeth Baldwin Brett Director’s Discretionary Fund

Established in 1984 to provide ready access to a fund which may be used at the discretion of the head of school

Eve Cary ’61 Flower and Herb Garden Fund

Established in 2009 to provide funds for the continuation of The Putney School’s gardens

Diversity Fund

Established in 1991 to enhance diversity at The Putney School

Environmental Studies Program Fund

Established in 1989 to upgrade our educational experience internally and externally to provide opportunities for our students to apply their experiences in the larger environmental arena

Hutch Maynard Fund

Established in 1973 to provide for the operation of the greenhouse

Pereira Administrative Council Discretionary Fund

Established in 1975 to provide funds to be used by The Administrative Council

David Raynolds Hinton Help Fund

Established in 1983 in memory of Mrs. Hinton to function as a small, flexible endowment for small projects each year that weren’t in the budget

Liebe and Thomas Winship Fund

Established in 1984 to provide permanent funding of the English Department