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By supporting one of Westtown's Endowed Funds you can make a difference in an individual's life and make a positive impact on the lives of future generations of Westionians. These Funds support all aspects of Westtown life, both the physical campus and the people who make up the Westtown community.

These Funds have been created by generous donors who understand the challenges of funding private education, and want to ensure that they support Westtown School in perpetuity. If you are interested in learning more about Westtown School's Endowed Funds, please contact Director of Gift Planning, Meghan Sayer 610-399-7911.

Area of Support Fund Name   Purpose
Campus The Arboretum Fund   Established in 1930 to support the maintenance of the Westtown School Arboretum.
Campus The John W. Baird Environmental Sustainabilty Fund   This fund, established in 2008, will be used at the discretion of the Head of School for projects related to the environmental sustainability of Westtown and its campus, as well as program related initiatives.
Campus Campus Fund   Established in 1939, through a bequest from Israel R. Scott, to be used for "horticultural purposes, that is to furnish and care for the ornamental shrubs and shrubbery, flowers and flower gardens around said school grounds" and subsequently combined with The Penrose M. David, Jr. Memorial Fund.
Campus Rachel K. Letchworth Fund for Central   Established in 2005, through a bequest from Rachel Letchworth (Westtown Upper School faculty 1936 - 1973), to be applied solely for the upkeep, maintenance, renovation, operation and well functioning of that portion of the main building known as "Central."
Faculty  Marjorie Barnard Faculty Fund   Established in 2009 in memory of Marge Barnard, Westtown alumni parent, former staff member and volunteer, by her friends and family. This fund honors Marge and her great devotion to Westtown's faculty, and the interest from this endowed fund will be awarded annually to one or more full-time faculty members as a stipend to do something resourceful, educational, or just plain fun.
Faculty Class of 1958 Faculty Enrichment Fund   Established in 1983, by members of the Class of 1958 at the time of their 25th Reunion, to support faculty professional development and enrichment at Westtown School.
Faculty The J. Oliver and Esther L. Duke Faculty Fund   Established by Esther L. Duke Pruett van Arkel '38 to support the faculty of Westtown School.
Faculty Endeavor Fund   Established in 1991, by anonymous friends of Westtown School, to support Upper School faculty compensation.
Faculty William Grier Fund   Established in 1926, through a bequest from William Grier (Westtown School night watchman from 1899 - 1922), to be used for the benefit of the employees of Westtown School.
Faculty Rene L. Guerster Sabbatical    This fund, established by Rene Guerster '56 as part of his 50th Reunion Gift, is intended to support activities that will strengthen the skills and talents of Westtown faculty.
Faculty David Mallery “It’s a Wonderful Life” Fund for Professional Development at Westtown (“Mallery Fund”)   This fund was established in June 2010, in memory of David Mallery, by his friends and family. The purpose of the Mallery Fund is to enhance and develop the professional skills of teachers and administrators at Westtown and other member schools of the National Association of Independent Schools, by providing financial aid assistance to faculty who might not otherwise be able to attend programs designed for teacher and administrator professional development.
Faculty Earl G. Harrison Professional Development Fund   Established in 2004, in honor Earl G. Harrison, Jr. ’50 (Westtown Head of School 1968-78), to provide increased professional development opportunities for Westtown School faculty members.
Faculty Next Generation Fund for a Sustainable Future   Established in 2009 by 4 donors, the purpose of this fund is to endow the position of Sustainability Coordinator and support such other sustainable environmental efforts and programs as considered appropriate by Westtown.  The donors, in establishing this fund, believe that Westtown can serve as a model for sustainable practices and create change far beyond the boundaries of the campus.
Faculty Caroline P. Rhoads Fund   Established in 1993, by the Rhoads family in honor of Caroline Paxson Rhoads ’17, to provide grants to Westtown School teachers desiring to advance their education, especially through summer study.
Faculty Sabbatical Enrichment Fund   Established in 2006, by members of the class of 1956 in anticipation of their 50th reunion, to support activities that will strengthen the skills and talents of Westtown School faculty as teachers and mentors while engaged in sabbatical study.
Faculty James G. Vail Compensation Fund   Established in 1990 in honor of James G. Vail, Class of 1904, this fund supports employee compensation. 
Faculty Winslow Fund   This fund was established by the sons of Edward C. Winslow, Jr. '35, in his honor.  The income from this fund benefits Westtown's faculty professional development.
Faculty Elizabeth Biddle Yarnall Fund   Established in 1991, by the children of Elizabeth Biddle Yarnall '14, to support Upper School faculty compensation.
Financial Aid Sally Pennell Barton Scholarship Fund   Established in 1999, in memory of Sally Pennell Barton '54 by her mother Sara Pennell Barton '24, to provide financial assistance of $2,000 (above and beyond any financial aid offered) for Westtown School boarding students who are active members of the Religious Society of Friends.
Financial Aid Esther Bracken Binns Scholarship Fund   Established in 1992, in memory of  Esther Bracken Binns, to support Westtown School's general scholarship program.
Financial Aid The Martha F. Browning Hunter and Mary Hutton Biddle Memorial Scholarship Fund   Established in 1980, by Amy Hunter Wilson '16 in memory of Martha F. Browning Hunter and her close friend Mary Hutton Biddle, to provide financial assistance to qualified students who are members of the Religious Society of Friends. Martha Hunter entered Westtown in 1889 and Mary Biddle graduated in 1890. 
Financial Aid Olive Charles Scholarship Fund   Established in 2002, through a bequest of Olive Charles (Westtown School faculty member 1927 - 1968) to support Westtown School's financial aid program, preferably to members of the Religious Society of Friends.
Financial Aid Class of 1953 Alumni Scholarship Fund   Established in 2003, by members of the Class of 1953 on the occasion of their 50th reunion, to provide financial aid to enrolled students whose parents or grandparents graduated from Westtown School.
Financial Aid Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship Fund   This fund was established at the 25th Reunion of the Class of 1967 in memory of deceased members of the class.  This fund supports financial aid.
Financial Aid The Brian Crew Scholarship Fund   Established in 2005, in memory of Brian Crew, to support Westtown School's scholarship program, specifically to assist an entering freshman or sophomore from the Philadelphia, PA area.
Financial Aid Frank L. Dewees Scholarship Fund   Established in 1995 to support Westtown School's financial aid program.
Financial Aid Peter Donchian Scholarship Fund   Established in 1995 to support Westtown School's financial aid program.
Financial Aid The J. Oliver Duke and Esther L. Duke Financial Aid Fund   Established in 2006, by Esther Duke Pruett van Arkel '38, to support Westtown School's financial aid program.
Financial Aid Lucretia Wood Evans '38    Details to be determined
Financial Aid The Ghanaian Scholarship Fund   Established in 2007 by two Westtown faculty members, Rose Alken Koenig and Kwesi Koomson, the purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to qualified Ghanaian students to attend Westtown School. This fund was established after Rose taught at the Heritage Academy in Ghana in the summer of 2006.  The  Heritage Academy was founded by Kwesi, a native of Ghana.
Financial Aid The Rene L. Guerster Scholar   Established in 2002, by Rene Guerster '56, to provide financial assistance to a student in the US boarding program.  The recipient shall be a new 9th or 10th grade Upper School boarding applicant in need of financial aid, who is a first or second generation refugee, and whose circumstances place him or her at risk.
Financial Aid Edith Ogden Harrison Scholarship Fund   Established in 1999, by Edith Armason Harrison ’30, in memory of her mother Edith Ogden Harrison, to provide financial assistance for children of Quakers and/or Native American Indians.
Financial Aid The Charles R. and Karin Hoffman Fund   Established in 2008 in memory of the parents of Christina Hoffman Warnick '81 and John C. Hoffman '82, this fund supports financial aid for children of alumni attending Westtown School.
Financial Aid Eugene and Mary Owsley Hogenauer Scholarship Fund   Established in 1991, by the children of Eugene and Mary Owsley Hogenauer, to provide financial assistance for children of current Westtown School staff members.
Financial Aid Kaesemeyer Full Access Fund   Established in 1989, in honor of Tom Kaesemeyer '60 (Westtown Head of School 1978-89), to provide modest grants to Westtown students for school-related expenses not covered by tuition, enabling students to participate more fully in the programs and activities of the School. Please note that as of 11/1/10 this Fund was merged with the Full Access Fund.
Financial Aid Peter O. Lane ’57 Alumni Scholarship Fund   Established in 2005 by the Class of 1957 for their 50th Reunion to honor Peter O. Lane '57 (Westtown School faculty member 1967 - 2004) to support Westtown School's financial aid program, specifically children and grandchildren of Westtown School alumni.
Financial Aid The Barbara Wildman Perkins Financial Aid Fund   Established in 2006, in memory of Barbara Wildman Perkins '56, to support Westtown School's financial aid program, specifically for Quaker students living preferably in the United States Midwest or west of Pennsylvania and east of Colorado.
Financial Aid J. Kirk Russell Fund    In 2008, the Russell family established a scholarship fund in memory of J.Kirk Russell '34 to benefit inner-city children, such as those in A Better Chance. Kirk was Westtown's first Director of Admissions, and held that position for 30 years.
Financial Aid Ann O’Neill Shigeoka, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund   Established in 2003, in memory of Ann O’Neill Shigeoka ’64, to support Westtown School's financial aid program.
Financial Aid Allan W. Staats Scholarship Fund   Established in 2006, by Allan W. Staats '56, to support an Allan W. Staats Scholar, who shall be a male Upper School boarding student residing in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania.
Financial Aid Fund for Students of Color at Westtown School   Established in 1993, through a gift in honor of Eric Larson (Parent of Alumni and General Committee member from 1989 - 1994) from The Annenberg Foundation, to support Westtown School's financial aid program, specifically for children of color in the Upper School.
Financial Aid The William F. Wickersham Memorial Fund   Established in 2001, by Wilfred H. and Adrienne P. Wickersham, to provide financial aid to Quaker children or children of Quakers.
Financial Aid Wilson Family Fund   Established in 1999, by William and Martha Helson Wilson ’46, to provide financial assistance for Upper School boarding students with a preference being given to students from Block Island, Rhode Island. 
Financial Aid The John Woolman Scholarship Fund   Established in 1968 to support Westtown School's financial aid program with preference given to minority students.
Program Bartlett Memorial Fund   Established in 1967, by Charles E. and Martha Bartlett Jones ’19 in honor of the members of the Bartlett family who attended Westtown School, to support Westtown School's general operations through the Westtown Fund.
Program Winifred Cadbury Beer and Martin Beer Quaker Leadership Award and Quaker Visitation Fund   Established in 2009 to honor Winifred and Martin Beer, the Leadership Award will be given to a rising senior who has demonstrated skills in Quaker Leadership. The Quaker Visitation Fund will enable students and faculty to visit Quaker schools, events, conferences, and communities.
Program The Belfer Arts Fund   Established in 2001, in honor of Sandra Turner Belfer '54, to provide support for Westtown School's performing and visual arts programs - especially Upper School play productions and the Senior Play.
Program Class of 1949 Environmental Stewardship Fund   Established in 1999, by members of the Class of 1949 in celebration of their 50th Reunion, to strengthen the ongoing teaching of environmental science or to support specific projects, conferences, publications, student activities, guest speakers, or visiting faculty.
Program Class of 1977 Westtown Outing Club Fund   Established in 2002, by the Class of 1977 on the occasion of their 25th reunion, to support the Westtown Outing Club, so that students could "explore and enjoy the natural world" through canoeing and hiking.
Program Cooper Special Projects Fund   Established in 2000, in honor of Meredith and Elizabeth Cooper, to support non-recurring capital projects and programs.
Program Teacher Debbie Daniels Fund   Established in 2001, in memory of Teacher Debbie Daniels (Middle School teacher 1987 - 2001), to support the curriculum materials and faculty grants for study and travel related to 6th Grade History, with emphasis on Scandinavia, Africa, or geography.
Program Computer Technology Endowment Fund   Established in 1996, by the Class of 1946 as their 50th Reunion Gift, to support computer instruction at Westtown School. 
Program Benjamin Davies Memorial Fund   Established in 2001, in memory of Benjamin Davies ’85, to support Westtown School's science and mathematics programs.
Program Fund for Elimination of War   Established in 1977, by the Class of 1927 for their 50th Reunion Gift, to stimulate concerns, deepen motivation, and help develop skills for working as individuals and as a group for the elimination of war.
Program Evans-Trueblood Learning Center Endowment Fund   Established in 2005, by Cynthia Evans Trueblood '74 and Peter Trueblood '73, to provide financial support to further the mission of the Westtown School Learning Center.
Program Candace Freeman Fund   Established in 1988, in memory of Teacher Candace Freeman (Lower School Art Teacher 1981 - 1987), to support the expansion and enhancement of the creative arts program in Westtown School's Lower School.
Program Fund for Peace and Arbitration   Established in 1909, through a gift from Elizabeth P. Morris, "to encourage children to write essays on the subject of the Settlement of Arbitration of all differences between Nations without resort to arms" and subsequently augmented by a bequest from Elizabeth P. Smith to be used as "a prize for the best essay on Peace written by the students."
Program The Esther Duke Pruett Endowment for the Archives   Established in 2006, through a bequest from Esther Duke Pruett van Arkel '38, to support the Westtown School Archives. 
Program Fund for Quakerism   Established in 1986 to support the efforts of the Westtown School community in teaching and living the concept and experience of Quakerism.
Program Mary Roberts Ecomomics Award   Established in 2009 in memory of Mary Roberts, former secretary to Westtown Business Manager John Batley for twenty years, by her family. This fund recognizes a senior with a monetary award at the awards assembly who has demonstrated an interest in, and passion for, business related matters, while also demonstrating an interest in using those skills to make a difference in the world. The recipient will be selected by faculty based on submitted essays.
Program Shoemaker Visiting Lecture Fund   Established in 1985, by the Class of 1930, to support Westtown School's Shoemaker Lecture Series, which brings distinguished visitors to the Westtown School campus.
Program Gerald and Deana Stempler Fund   Established in 2005, in honor of Hayden and Alexandra White, to provide support for Westtown School's present and future general operations, specifically through support of the Westtown Fund.
Program Mary Ellen Perkins Sutton '45 Fund   Established in 1987, by Virginia C. Perkins (mother of Mary Ellen Perkins Sutton), to support Westtown School's Library program.
Program The Trotter Anderson Music Fund   Established in 2004, by James and Nancy Trotter Anderson '56, to enhance Westtown's music program by funding items such as: sheet music; performance production expenses; licenses and copyrights; travel and tickets to performances outside Westtown School; and master classes, clinics and performances by outside artists.
Program Alice and James Walker Class of 1941 Senior Project Fund   Established in 1991, by the Class of 1941 at their 50th Reunion, to help provide financial assistance for seniors with their senior project expenses, specifically to help with those projects that "demonstrate Quaker values inherent in a Westtown education - awareness of a global community, service to humanity, efforts towards peace-making and tolerance."