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Endowment Giving

Dedication to educational excellence and accessibility. Commitment to fostering strong morals and the will “to do the greatest possible amount of good.” Visionary leaders. Outstanding faculty. Earnest students. Loyal supporters. These are the reasons McDonogh School stands strong nearly 150 years after its founding. 

In order to further stand the test of time and continue providing a transformational experience for our students, we must grow McDonogh’s endowment. 

With the cost of education increasing, so is the number of applicants requiring financial aid. Simultaneously, the demands of the global marketplace are quickly evolving, making our commitment to teaching excellence more important than ever.

McDonogh’s endowment is a perpetual source of support for the School, and it is a top priority to establish new endowment funds to support these efforts and ensure long-term sustainability.

If you would like to make an endowed gift that is meaningful to both you and McDonogh, please contact Pat Muth, Senior Director of Philanthropy for Capital Programs, at 443-544-7056 or pmuth@mcdonogh.org.

Endowment Investment Opportunities

Named Scholarship Funds 

McDonogh provides $7.1M+ per year in financial aid and scholarship. An endowment of $160M will fund this initiative in perpetuity.

  • Full Scholarship (Boarding): $800,000
  • Full Scholarship (Day): $600,000
  • Partial Scholarship: $100,000

Named Scholarships
Adams-Rodgers Scholarship for Diversity in Lower School  
Alban Family Scholarship 
Albert Atwood Fund 
Albert F. Heck MD ’50 Scholarship 
Albertus E. and Ethel L. Myers Scholarship Fund  
Alec John Cosgarea ’13 Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Alexandra Apostolou ’01 “Raising Strong Women” Scholarship  
Alfred G. Neal Trust 
Armstrong Family Scholarship Fund 
Ascanio and Jean Boccuti Family Scholarship  
Baldwin Neale Boone Scholarship Fund  
Bavar Family Scholarship 
Bias Family Scholarship  
Bolduc Family Scholarship  
Brand Family Scholarship 
Bruce D. Voelker ’83 Scholarship  
Bruce Peddy Memorial 
C. E. Crowley Memorial Fund 
C. Markland Kelly, Jr. ’38 Scholarship 
C. Willis Ritter ’58 Scholars Fund  
Carolyn Rosenstein Scholarship  
Cecil Chavannes Scholarship Fund 
Charles Moran Memorial Scholarship Fund  
Christine N. Alexander Family Scholarship Fund  
Clarence E. Elderkin Scholarship 
Class of 1938 Scholarship Endowment  
Class of 1941 Scholarship Endowment  
Class of 1942 Scholarship Endowment  
Class of 1937 Scholarship 
Class of 1949 Endowed Scholarship  
Class of 1963 Scholarship 
Class of 1964 Scholarship  
Class of 1965 Scholarship  
Class of 1966 Scholarship  
Class of 1967 Scholarship  
Class of 1970 Scholarship  
Class of 1971 Scholarship  
Class of 1974 Scholarship 
Class of 1976 Howard S. Klein Scholarship 
Claude and Hedwig Koppisch Endowed Scholarship  
Colonna Family Scholarship 
Cowman Memorial Scholarship  
Dalsheimer Scholarship Fund  
Danielsen Fund 
Desmond Corcoran Scholarship 
Donald F. ’40 and Carolyn S. Obrecht Scholarship  
Edward Sudsburg 1912 Scholarship 
Eileen Flynn Toohey ’77 Scholarship  
Elsie Stewart Kerr Scholarship 
|Emilie Humbert Mules and William Curran Mules ’59 Scholarship  
Emma Krauss Scholarship 
Erwood Richardson Sparks and 
Clara Howard Keilholtz Sparks Memorial Fund 
F.C. Nelson ’40 Scholarship France-Merrick Scholarship 
G. M. Moore ’09 Estate Geist Family Scholarship 
George Gebelein ’60 Scholarship  
George H. Pappas ’37 Scholarship  
Grafton Lloyd Rogers Scholarship 
H. Beale & Mary E. Rollins Scholarship 
Hilda Lewis Roche and Norbert Roche ’31 Scholarship  
Howard and Julia Persky Scholarship 
Hudson Family Scholarship 
Hyman P. and J. Ruth Friedman Scholarship 
Irvin S. Naylor ’54 Family Athletic and Scholarship Fund 
J. Mortimer Joyce 1921 and John M. Joyce, Jr. ’61 Scholarship  
Jacob C. and Theodora N. Siegrist Scholarship Fund 
Jacob Gross, Jr. Scholarship  
James A. Lenfesty Scholarship 
James R. Haws ’60 and Catherine A. McCoy Scholarship  
Janet Mariani Herbert ’83 Scholarship 
Jeffrey M. Sanborn Scholarship  
Jodi Spear Memorial Scholarship  
Johannesen Fund 
John A. Finney Bequest 
John E. “Ted” Savage, Jr. ’57 Scholarship  
John Edward Bird Scholarship 
John McDonogh Fund  
John S. Mediary Fund 
John Sterling Price Scholarship  
John W. Sieverts ’63 Scholarship  
Jon Charles Sapp Scholarship Fund 
Joseph S. Keelty ’40 Middle Income Scholarship 
Joseph S. Keelty ’40 Scholarship 
Judy and James P. Grant III Scholarship Fund  
Kallins Family Scholarship 
Katherine and J. Sturgis Wells ’24 Scholarship  
Kirk Family Foundation Scholarship 
Knowles Family Scholarship  
Kolscher Scholarship 
Laszlo N. Tauber Family Scholarship  
Leah Watts Dawson Scholarship  
Louis ’29 and Marie Deise Scholarship  
Louis E. Lamborn Scholarship 
Lynn Ritter McKain Memorial Scholarship  
Marbury Councell Scholarship 
Margaret and Robert Briele and Jack C. Merriman ’40 Scholarship  
Margaret M. and Richard N. Wills Scholarship 
Margaret M. Callanan Scholarship 
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Family Scholarship  
Martin Trust 
Mary Martin Kreiner and Pannill Martin Scholarship 
McDonogh Abroad Scholarship 
McDonogh Alumni Scholarship
McDonogh Foundations Program
Myerberg Scholarship 
Nancy A. and Raymond M. Faby ’49 Family Scholarship
Olivia D. Grant Scholarship 
Osborne Family Middle Income Scholarship
Oscar Ross Scholarship 
Pannill & Irene Martin Scholarship
Patricia A. and John T. Grega Scholarship 
Patricia C. and Francis S. Carnes ’54 Scholarship
Paul Hampshire Memorial Scholarship 
Reynolds Family Lower School Scholarship 
Richard S. Catterton ’63 and Betty Shipley Catterton Scholarship
Robert Cook Memorial Fund 
Robert Cummins Rogers, Sr. ’33 and Mary Childs Rogers Scholarship 
Robert E. Seigman ’64 Memorial Scholarship
Robert Eric Farmer ’81 Memorial Scholarship
Robert M. Harper Scholarship 
Rothschild Family Scholarship 
Ruth Flora and Charles Roland Meurer Scholarship
Samuel H. Wright ’64 Family Scholarship
Silberstein Family Scholarship 
T. Patrick Dulany ’75 Scholarship
Stacey Boyer ’76 Scholarship 
Theodore & Dolores Scocos Scholarship Fund Theresa Prell Dilworth Memorial Scholarship Thomas D. Thiermann Scholarship Fund 
Vicki ’99 and Jon ’04 Brick Scholarship 
W. R. McKeldin Estate 
Walter L. McManus, Jr. ’60 Family Scholarship
Warren Olt Scholarship 
Weikart Family Scholarship
Wilgis Family Scholarship 
William H. Emory and Martha B. Emory Scholarship
William Littell Hauver ’11 Scholarship 
Willis Langford Scholarship Fund 

Funds for Our Faculty 

In FY22, McDonogh allocated $32M+ to salaries and benefits for our faculty and staff. This investment represents approximately 72% of the annual budget.

  • Named Fund: $100,000

Named Faculty Support Funds
A. Ogden Ramsay Faculty Support Fund 
Brown/Adler Family Fund 
Ceres M. Horn Fund for Excellence 
Christine N. Alexander Faculty Fund 
Class of 1956 Faculty and Staff Excellence Fund 
Clayton Environment Science Faculty Fund 
Dopkin Family STEM Fund for the Education of Girls 
Dr. Thomas R. Boggs Salary Endowment for Junior Instructors 
E. E. Ford Foundation Conference Fund 
E. E. Ford Foundation For Faculty Salaries 
Ellen Finkelstein Grant for Faculty Excellence 
Grace & Luke Kao Endowment 
H. Beale & Mary E. Rollins Fund For Faculty Salaries 
Hampshire Faculty Enrichment 
John H. Rogers, Jr. 1945 Foreign Language Fund for Faculty Enrichment 
John W. Wood III Faculty Development Fund 
Judson Dimling Memorial Fund 
Kerry and Donna Hill Staton Fund
Klaff Fund 
Middelton Faculty Salary Fund 
Mina R. Wender Professional Development Fund for Math and Science 
Richard D. Kidwell 1965 Faculty Tuition Fund 
Robert E Tashjian 1963 Faculty Enrichment Fund 
Robert L. Lamborn 1935 Faculty Development Fund 
Roger L. Foster ‘59 and Elizabeth H. Foster Professional Development Fund 
The S. Eric White '04 Professional Development Endowment
Tim Nicolai Memorial Fund for Faculty Salary Endowment

McDonogh Family Tuition Funds 

McDonogh provides $4.1M+ per year in tuition remission to employees. An endowment of $100M will fund this initiative in perpetuity.

  • Named Fund: $100,000

Family Tuition Funds
Employee Tuition Remission Fund - Anonymous
J.H. Birdsall Fund for Tuition Remission 

Named Faculty Awards 

McDonogh recognizes our faculty for the discipline of their scholarship, the depth of their convictions, and the strength of their compassion.

  • Distinguished Teaching Chair: $1,000,000 
  • Teaching Chair: $500,000 

Established Chairs 
The Class of 1952 Charles C. Kinard, Sr. Distinguished Teaching Chair 
The Louis E. “Doc” Lamborn Distinguished Teaching Chair 
The W. Wright Abbot IV Distinguished Teaching Chair 
The Howard C. “Dutch” Eyth Teaching Chair 
The John T. Grega Chair 
The Douglas M. Kolodny, Ph.D. '70 Distinguished Teaching Chair
The Paul E. Smith Teaching Chair 
The Raymond B. Oliver ’40 Teaching Chair 
The Rollins-Luetkemeyer Teaching Chair 
The Susan Hillis Newton Teaching Chair 
The Thomas R. Harper ’63 Teaching Chair
The Douglas M. Kolodny, PhD '70 Distinguished Teaching Chair

Greatest Good McDonogh

Foster philanthropic and social innovation abilities in students. 

  • Named Fund: $100,000

Learn about the program.

Equity and Inclusion Fund 

Support McDonogh's journey of action, reflection, and recommitment. 

  • Named Fund: $100,000 

Learn about our programming.

Key Program Funds

Naming Opportunities:

  • Academic Subject - $100,000
  • Arts - $100,000
  • Athletics - $100,000
  • Campus Preservation - $100,0000
  • Faculty Professional Development - $100,000
  • Innovation - $100,000
  • Roots Curriculum - $100,000
  • Student Life - $100,000
  • Technology Fund - $100,000

Donors Making an Impact: Read Their Stories

Paula and Michael Koppisch ’60

Endowed Scholarship

Bruce Voelker '83

Endowed Scholarship

Lynne and Victor Brick

Endowed Scholarship

Average Annual Allocation of endowment dollars