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Faculty Development

The endowment for faculty support at Pingry affords teachers—who are the cornerstone of a Pingry education—opportunities for personal and professional growth. Ranging from workshops and seminars to sabbaticals and self-designed study programs, funding is essential to ensuring our faculty remain on the cutting edge of academic practices and can bring a fresh perspective to the classroom at all grades.

Named Faculty Development Endowed Funds

Albert W. Booth Master Chair Faculty Endowment Fund

The Albert W. Booth Master Chair Faculty Endowment Fund was established in 1993 to honor one of Pingry’s beloved master teachers, Albert “Albie” Booth. The Booth Fund provides an award every year to a faculty member from any department who has taught at Pingry for at least five years and who reflects those qualities of honor, integrity, idealism, dedication to students, and reverence for scholarship that defined Mr. Booth’s life and work.

The Booth Chair is currently held by Ann Dickerson and Patricia Euwer.

David B. Buffum Faculty Chair Endowment

The David B. Buffum Faculty Chair Endowment Fund was established in 1998 by Henry H. Hoyt, Jr. ’45. The Buffum Chair is awarded every three years to an outstanding faculty member in the Pingry History Department who embodies Mr. Buffum’s dedication to and love of education and history at Pingry.

The Buffum Chair is currently held by Mark D. Facciani.

Edward G. Engel Chair for Math and Science Endowment Fund

The Edward G. Engel Chair for Math and Science Endowment Fund, The Pingry School’s first endowed Chair, was established in 1989 by Mr. Engel ’33 and his wife Patricia through a Charitable Lead Annuity Trust created in 1984. First awarded in 1990, the Engel Chair provides an annual award for a three year period to a faculty member in the disciplines of mathematics or science. The recipient should also make a significant contribution to the life of the School outside of the classroom.

The Engel Chair is currently held by Bill Bourne.

Woodruff J. English Faculty Endowment Fund

The Woodruff J. English Faculty Endowment Fund was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Mr. English ’27, a distinguished Pingry alumnus, by his family. First awarded in 1997, the English Fund provides an award each year to two Pingry faculty members who, in addition to embodying the spirit of the Honor Code personally and reflecting and instilling the Code’s ideals in their interactions with others, instill the love of learning for learning’s sake and have a commitment to living the Honor Code’s ideals for the intrinsic worth and not for their own personal gain.

The English award was most recently presented to Jill Driscoll and Megan Jones.

The Greig Family Endowed Faculty Chair

The Greig Family Endowed Faculty Chair was established by Thomas G. and Mary M. Greig III, Thomas G. Greig IV ’94, David E. Greig ’98 and Sarah O. Greig, and Andrew W. Greig ’00 and Lauren (Washychyn) Greig ’00. The Greig Chair is awarded, for a period of up to three years, to a faculty member who has been at Pingry for at least five years in recognition of his/her excellence in both teaching and coaching of a sport. The intent is to honor those teachers who best exemplify the Pingry philosophy of educating students both in and out of the classroom. The award should not only recognize exceptional teaching, but also reward those teachers who dedicate themselves as a coach in the Upper School, with a preference for a head coach, but who may coach in any capacity, including as the head coach of a sport in the Middle School.

The Greig award was most recently presented to Mike Webster.

Herbert F. Hahn Junior Faculty Fellowship

The Herbert F. Hahn Junior Faculty Fellowship encourages young, experienced teachers to stay in teaching. Dedicated to the memory of master teacher Herbert F. Hahn, the Fellowship provides an annual award for up to three years to two faculty members with five to 15 years of teaching experience in recognition of good teaching, the successful performance of multiple extracurricular responsibilities, and other informal efforts with Pingry students. The intent of the award is to not only reward good teaching, but also to recognize those teachers who best personify the Pingry philosophy.

The Hahn award was most recently presented to Jason Murdock and Rebecca Sullivan.

John Hanly Fund for Faculty Development

The John Hanly Fund for Faculty Development was established in 1996 in honor of then Headmaster John Hanly to provide financial support for faculty study grants with a commitment to innovative thinking and a dedication to sustaining the intellectual excitement, vitality, and energy of Pingry’s academic community.

N.R. Leavitt Faculty Endowment Fund

The N.R. Leavitt Faculty Endowment Fund was established in 1991 by the N.R. Leavitt Foundation to provide general faculty support to the School.

Senior Class Faculty Chair Endowment Fund

Established in 2000, the Senior Class Faculty Chair recognizes one distinguished teacher, in any discipline, by supporting his/her professional and curricular development in his or her field. Please Note: This Fund is fully funded and no longer accepting additional gifts.

The Senior Class Faculty Chair is currently held by Doug Scott.

E. Murray Todd Faculty Chair

Established in 1986 in honor of E. Murray Todd ’16, this award is given to a faculty member from any department who has taught at Pingry for at least five years and who has shown extraordinary dedication to his/her students.

The Todd Faculty Chair is currently held by Stephanie Romankow.

The Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Chair for History and Literature Faculty Endowment Fund

The Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. ’44 Chair for History and Literature Faculty Endowment Fund was established in 1989 by Mr. Tomlinson. The Tomlinson Faculty Fund provides an annual award to a humanities faculty member who is chosen as the recipient for a period of three years. The recipient must have taught at Pingry for at least five years and have made a significant contribution to the life of the school outside of the classroom.

The Tomlinson Chair is currently held by Judy Lebowitz.

The James P. Whitlock, Jr. ’60 Faculty Development Fund for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology

The James P. Whitlock, Jr. ’60 Faculty Development Fund for Science, Mathematics, and Technology was established in 2005 by Dr. James P. Whitlock, Jr. ’60. The Fund recognizes outstanding teachers in the disciplines of natural sciences, mathematics, and technology by providing, on an annual basis, a salary bonus to one Pingry faculty member for exceptional teaching accomplishments in these fields.

The Whitlock award was most recently presented to Aye Thuzar.

Financial Aid

Endowment for need-based financial aid has been established over the years by alumni, parents, and friends of the School who are committed to making a Pingry education available to high-caliber students regardless of their financial means.

Named Financial Aid Endowed Funds

John & Louisa Ackley Scholarship Endowment Fund

The John & Louisa Ackley Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2003 to provide support to a financially deserving student who is preferably a resident of Rahway, New Jersey. Please Note: This Scholarship is fully funded and is no longer accepting additional gifts.

Alam Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established in 1994 by Dr. Abu Alam and Dr. Rozana Alam, the Fund provides assistance to deserving students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Charles Brown Atwater '31 Scholarship Fund

The Charles Brown Atwater Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 by The Bunbury Company, Inc. in honor of Charles Brown Atwater, a charter member of the class of 1931.

Stephen Lee Baldwin ’58 Scholarship Fund

The Stephen Lee Baldwin ’58 Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 by Mr. Carl J. Kreitler, Jr. and Mr. G. Wade Staniar in memory of Stephen Lee Baldwin ’58. The need-based Scholarship Fund gives preference to a male involved with athletics at The Pingry School.

Bristol Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Bristol Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Mr. Michal W. Bristol '49. The need-based Scholarship Fund gives preference to minority students and shall not exceed half of the total scholarship awarded to a recipient. Selection is based on leadership potential, academic effort, academic achievement and athletic effort.

Madeleine Wild Bristol Scholarship Fund

The Madeleine Wild Bristol Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Madeleine Wild Bristol. Reflecting Mrs. Bristol’s love of music, the Fund provides a yearly award of $1,000 to a talented Pingry music student and no fewer than two scholarships covering at least 80% of tuition to students in need.

Percy H. Buchanan '12 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Percy H. Buchanan Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1992 by Peter T. Buchanan ’52 in memory of his father, Percy H. Buchanan ’12, and assists deserving Pingry students in need of financial aid.

Jacob and Eugenie Bucky Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jacob and Eugenie Bucky Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. Robert C. Thomson, Jr. ’29 and the Jacob and Eugenia Bucky Memorial Foundation to assist deserving Pingry students in need of financial aid.

Miller Bugliari ’52 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Miller Bugliari ’52 Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 through a challenge grant in honor of Miller Bugliari and the tremendous impact he has had on The Pingry School. The need-based legacy scholarship fund is awarded to qualified students who are children or grandchildren of Pingry alumni. Should no legacy students qualify for financial aid in any given year, funding will be used to assist students of faculty members. Please Note: This Scholarship is fully funded and no longer accepting additional gifts.

The Herbert H. Busch, Jr. '55 Memorial Football/Lacrosse Scholarship

A Pingry alumnus, friend and teammate of Herb Busch in football, basketball and baseball has established the Herbert H. Busch, Jr. '55 Memorial Football/Lacrosse Scholarship to provide financial aid to qualified students who have demonstrated need and participate at a high level in football and lacrosse.

Carr Family Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Carr Family Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by the late Margaret Patterson Carr in memory of her father, William Collette Carr, class of 1886, and her brothers, William Collette Carr, Jr. ’23 and Nelson Lovell Carr ’24. The Fund also includes a gift from Mr. Nelson Carr previously designated to the Pingry Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. The Carr Family Scholarship Endowment Fund provides need-based financial aid to deserving Pingry students.

James R. Douglas ’30 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The James R. Douglas ’30 Scholarship Endowment Fund, established in memory of James Douglas ’30, provides need-based financial assistance to a deserving Pingry student.

Edward Cissel '39 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Edward Cissel SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Mr. John H. Scully ’62 in honor of Edward Cissel ’39 to provide a financial scholarship to one SEEDS Scholar, ensuring his or her ability to attend The Pingry School.

Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund was established by members of the class to commemorate their 50th reunion. The Fund provides assistance to deserving Pingry students in need of financial aid.

Timothy C. Cornwall '64 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Timothy C. Cornwall '64 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cornwall in memory of their son Timothy ’64. The Fund provides need-based scholarships to one or more students in the Upper School, including SEEDS students, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated qualities of character and scholarship that show promise of enriching life on campus and bringing credit to themselves in later life.

Vincent C. DiGiorgio '77 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Vincent C. DiGiorgio '77 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 in memory of Vincent DiGiorgio ’77. In honor of Vincent’s daughters, the need-based Scholarship Fund gives preference to female students.

Ronald Dreesen ’51 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Ronald Dreesen ’51 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through a bequest from the Estate of Mr. Ronald Dreesen, a 1951 graduate of The Pingry School. A wonderful supporter of Pingry, Mr. Dreesen felt strongly that his many successes in life were due to the opportunities he was afforded while at the School. Mr. Dreesen established the need-based scholarship to assist students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Dunphy Family Scholarship Fund

The Dunphy Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 in order to provide need-based assistance to African American or Hispanic students who may not otherwise be able to attend The Pingry School.

Joseph G. '35 and Jane D. Engel SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Joseph G. '35 and Jane D. Engel SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Engel to support one New Jersey SEEDS Scholar attending The Pingry School.

William V. Engel ’67 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The William V. Engel ’67 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Michael F. O’Neill in honor of William V. Engel ’67 and his dedication and commitment to The Pingry School. The Fund enables students to attend Pingry who would not otherwise know about or be able to obtain an independent school education and who can contribute to the economic and cultural diversity of Pingry. Preference is given to students from a family where neither parent has attended college.

Frederick G.H. Fayen II Scholarship Fund

The Frederick G.H. Fayen II Scholarship was established by Dr. John D. Young to honor Mr. Fred Fayen, teacher of humanities and college counsel, for his 45 years of service to Pingry, and who is an unwavering symbol of excellence, dedication, and every positive quality that The Pingry School has stood for since its founding. This Fund also honors Mr. Fayen’s passion for educating the children of faculty and staff by ensuring that admitted faculty and staff children who require financial aid have access to funds that will allow them to attend and continue the Pingry tradition fostered by their parents.

Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund was established through a challenge grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The matching funds were raised during fiscal year 1998, and the Fund provides need-based scholarships to students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

E.J. Grassmann Scholarship Endowment Fund

The E.J. Grassmann Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1992 by the E.J. Grassmann Trust to provide need-based financial aid to deserving Pingry students.

John Hanly Scholarship Endowment Fund

The John Hanly Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1999 to honor the legacy of one of Pingry’s most beloved Headmasters. John’s positive influence on the school is still evident today through our culture of respect for and service to others and our continued commitment to academic excellence, community and a diverse student body. The Fund assists deserving Pingry students in need of financial aid.

Hayden Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Hayden Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through a matching grant from the Charles Hayden Foundation to provide need-based assistance to deserving students who wish to attend The Pingry School.

Hetzel Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Hetzel Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established through the estate of William T. Hetzel ’36. The Fund provides two need-based Memorial Scholarships: one in memory of William, awarded to a male student; and one in memory of his sister, Nathalie, awarded to a female student.

John W. Holman Jr. ’55 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The John W. Holman, Jr. ’55 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in honor of John Holman, Jr. ’55 in recognition of his continued dedication and commitment to The Pingry School. The Fund assists deserving Pingry students in need of financial aid.

Homestead Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Homestead Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Mrs. Jane Engel in memory of her husband, Joseph '24, to provide need-based financial aid to deserving Pingry students.

Henry H. Hoyt ’45 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Henry H. Hoyt ’45 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide financial scholarships to four SEEDS Scholars, ensuring their ability to attend The Pingry School.

Kindfuller Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Kindfuller Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2001 by Andrew and Kenwyn Kindfuller. The Fund provides assistance to a student who might otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School with preference given to an African-American student.

Joseph LaValley Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Joseph LaValley Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in memory of Joseph LaValley, a beloved Pingry history teacher and boys’ basketball coach. The need-based scholarship is awarded to a worthy student who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

The Robert A. Lawrence, Jr. ’78 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Robert A. Lawrence, Jr. ’78 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Pingry Class of 1978 in memory of Robert A. Lawrence, a fellow classmate, who was a victim in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. The Fund provides a need-based scholarship to students in single-parent families who may not otherwise be able to attend The Pingry School.

Vincent L. Lesneski Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Vincent L. Lesneski Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 by the Pingry Alumni Association in memory of Pingry’s beloved coach, Vincent Lesneski. The need-based scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who shows sincere interest in athletics.

Macrae Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Macrae Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Douglas Macrae ’77 to help support a worthy scholar-athlete who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Mark D. & Victoria B. McClain Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Mark D. & Victoria B. McClain Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by John '45 and Virginia McClain. The need-based scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who might otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Meta C. Mergott Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Meta C. Mergott Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide need-based assistance to worthy students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Parker Road SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Parker Road SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to support SEEDS Scholars, ensuring their ability to attend The Pingry School.

Neha Pathak ’98 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Neha Pathak ’98 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund, named in honor of Pingry’s first SEEDS student, was established to provide a financial scholarship to one SEEDS student, ensuring his or her ability to attend The Pingry School.

Pingry Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Pingry Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide need-based assistance to deserving students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Pingry School Parents’ Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

The PSPA Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by The Pingry School Parents’ Association to provide need-based assistance to deserving students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Edward C. Scott Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Edward C. Scott Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1995 by Daniel Markovitz and others in honor of the legacy left by of one of Pingry’s beloved coaches, Edward Scott. Throughout his 27 years of coaching track and field, Mr. Scott touched the lives of countless students, supporting each and every one to their greatest potential. The need-based scholarship is awarded to deserving students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School. Preference is given to a student who is a track and field athlete and is committed to the sport, regardless of the competitive level that he or she has attained; a minority student; and a student from poorer geographic regions of New Jersey.

Scurci Family Scholarship Fund

The Scurci Family Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial support to students involved in a variety of scholastic and extracurricular activities who possess a demonstrative willingness to take on leadership roles and who would not otherwise be able to attend Pingry.

Carol and Park B. Smith ’50 SEEDS Scholarship Fund

The Carol and Park B. Smith ’50 SEEDS Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial support to one SEEDS Scholar, ensuring his or her ability to attend The Pingry School.

L. Dean Speir Scholarship Endowment Fund

The L. Dean Speir Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2000 by Mr. William S. Beinecke ’31 in honor of Mr. L. Dean Speir to provide financial assistance to one or more qualified students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

William Miller Sperry Scholarship Endowment Fund

The William Miller Sperry Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. William S. Beinecke ’31 in memory of William Miller Sperry. The scholarship provides up to the full tuition for one or more qualified students who require financial assistance.

E. Laurence Springer Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

The E. Laurence Springer Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, named in honor of the former Headmaster, was established to provide financial assistance to deserving students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School

Henry G. Stifel III '83 Scholarship

The Henry G. Stifel III Fund was established in 1998 to recognize and honor the recipients of the Henry G. Stifel III Award since its inception in 1984. The Fund, which offers need-based financial aid, is awarded in honor of all Stifel Award recipients to a student who would otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Charlie Stillitano Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Charlie Stillitano Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Leo Stillitano ’76 and Charlie Stillitano, Jr. ’77 in memory of their father. The Fund provides need-based assistance to students, preferably soccer players, who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Norman B. Tomlinson ’44 Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Norman B. Tomlinson ’44 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2005 by Mr. Tomlinson. The Fund provides assistance to deserving students who might otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Miles Hodsdon Vernon Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Miles Hodsdon Vernon Foundation Scholarship Fund provides need-based support to deserving students who may otherwise be unable to attend The Pingry School.

Voldstad Family Scholarship Fund

The Voldstad Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to provide need-based financial support to deserving Pingry students.

Student Prizes

Endowed student prizes recognize a student(s) from the senior class each year with specific criteria.

Named Student Prize Endowed Funds

The David M. Allan Memorial Girls' Basketball Award

Established in honor of David M. Allan, the award is given to that senior girl demonstrating the highest levels of competitiveness and sportsmanship.

The 2016 recipient is Libby Parsons.

The John Taylor Babbitt ’07 Memorial Award

The award, established by Mr. and Mrs. David C. Babbitt in honor of their son John ’07, is given each year to a Form VI student who most embodies the qualities that exemplified John’s life. Fun-loving, confident, faithful, compassionate, and reliable, John was devoted to his friends and family. He is remembered by many for his love of sports and music and his interest in American and world history.

The 2016 recipients are Jess Foy and Brandon Beckford.

Tom Boyer Football Award

Established in 2008 by Ms. Jane Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. C. Rory Corrigan, this award recognizes the Pingry football player as exemplified by Coach Tom Boyer, and demonstrates strength of character, courage on the field, and devotion to his teammates.

The 2016 recipient is Michael Carr.

Cipriano Family Scholar-Athlete Award

Established by Peter and Rose Cipriano, this award recognizes one male and one female student from the senior class who combine the strongest commitment to athletics with the highest academic average.

The 2016 recipients are Amanda Cosentino and James "Jamie" Barker.

The DeGryse Prize in Modern European Languages

The DeGryse Prize is given to that student showing the most dedication and accomplishment in the learning of two European languages. Endowed by the Class of 1946 on the occasion of their Fiftieth Reunion in memory of Abel DeGryse, a great teacher for whom language was the key to understanding a country's people and culture.

The 2016 recipients are Mark Shtrakhman and Brendan Kelly.

The Brendan J. Donahue ’79 Memorial Prize for Fine Arts

Awarded annually to that student who has best developed his or her own unique talent in pottery, most consistently demonstrated the quality of caring and most clearly understood the responsibilities of the craft.

The 2016 recipients are Thomas Westerhold and Sabrina Tran.

The Paul R. Leary ’90 Award

Given in memory of Paul R. Leary ‘90 by his classmates and friends, the award is presented to that senior who, like Paul, has exemplified hard work; determination; loyalty to family, friends, and school; generosity of spirit; and the unique gift of endowing each endeavor and relationship with kindness, respect, and a love of life.

The 2016 recipients are Sophia Cortazzo and Christopher Witte.

The Jean S. MacDonald History Prize

The MacDonald History Prize is awarded to that senior who demonstrates superior ability in the discipline of history, as well as a sincere interest in the past and in what it tells us about who we are.

The 2016 recipients are Kiran Chokshi and Reshmi Kotla.

The Virginia Nazario Fencing Award

This award is presented to a senior boy fencer and a senior girl fencer who not only excel in the sport, but more importantly, have contributed the most to the team through dedication, spirit and sharing.

The 2016 recipients are Kelly Vella and Brad Hong.

C. B. Newton Pingry-Princeton Scholarship Prize

The prize was established in 1936 in memory of Charles Bertram Newton who was Headmaster from 1920 to 1936 and an alumnus of both Pingry and Princeton. It is awarded yearly to a Pingry graduate who exhibits high personal and academic standards and will enter Princeton. It is a distinct honor to be selected for this scholarship.

The 2016 recipient is Jackson Artis.

Robotics Prize

The Robotics Prize is given to the senior whose leadership, creativity, and positive attitude promotes sportsmanship and teamwork among members of the Robotics team. The recipient must also demonstrate strong problem solving, project management, and communications skills through his or her commitment to the Robotics team.

The 2016 recipient is John Lima.

The Paul H. and Sarah Rouslin Excellence in English Award

The Paul H. and Sarah Rouslin Award for Excellence in English recognizes a senior whose love of and fascination with the English language is manifested in both outstanding writing ability and in the appreciation and understanding of literature. The award is named in memory of the parents of Sheila Rouslin Welt, the wife of and mother of Pingry alumni.

The 2016 recipients are Reshmi Kotla, Lucille Miao, and Brad Hong.

The Elizabeth Allan Smith ’83 Memorial Pingry-Duke Scholarship

Named in memory of Lisa Allan Smith ’83, this award is presented annually to a Pingry senior who will attend Duke University the following year and who represents the qualities of openness, scholarship and friendliness, which characterized Lisa at Pingry and Duke University.

The 2016 recipient is Warren "Reid" Quigley.

The Sandy Apruzzese Big Blue Award

Created by the Apruzzese family in 2015, the Sandy Apruzzese Big Blue Award for Pingry spirit, commitment and excellence is given in honor of the creator of Big Blue and mother and grandmother of six Pingry graduates, to that student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, superior sportsmanship, unflagging team spirit and a willingness to place the good of the team before personal goals, and has been a model ambassador for Pingry both on and off the field.

The 2016 recipient is Emilia McManus.

The Timothy C. Cornwall '64 Boys' Soccer Sportsmanship Award

Given in memory of Tim Cornwall by his friends and teammates, the Cornwall Boys' Soccer Sportsmanship Award is presented to that senior, who in the opinion of his teammates and his class, has exhibited throughout his career the greatest amount of sportsmanship.

The 2016 recipients are Yanni Angelides, Max Cummings, Brendan Kelly and Thomas Zusi.

The Henry G. Stifel III Award

It is the intention of the Stifel Paralysis Research Foundation and the Stifel family to acknowledge the honor and commitment made by The Pingry School to the Foundation's goal of curing spinal cord paralysis by creating an annual award which will be given to a member of the Pingry community. It shall be awarded to the person who best exemplifies those characteristics exhibited by Henry G. Stifel III in the aftermath of his accident and spinal cord injury: courage, endurance, optimism, compassion and spirit.

The 2016 recipient is Will DiGrande.

Other

Whether a gift to the general endowment or to establish an annual lecture series or special program, The Pingry School has benefited greatly from the forethought and creativity of its donors and friends.

Other Named Endowed Funds

Carver/DeLaney Baseball and Field Hockey Fund

Established by Calvin “Chip” Carver ’77 and his wife Anne DeLaney ’79, the Carver/DeLaney Baseball and Field Hockey Fund provides support for the baseball and field hockey athletic programs at The Pingry School.

Gilbert H. Carver ’79 Memorial Fund

The Gilbert H. Carver ’79 Memorial Fund was established in 2008 by Calvin Carver and other family members to honor the memory of Gibb Carver ’79. The Fund enhances current programs that provide assistance, support, and counseling for all Pingry students, but particularly for those students who may find themselves in need of enhanced assistance as a result of emotional, psychological, physical, personal or family circumstances. In addition, the Fund engages at least one speaker each academic year to address the student body on topics of self-esteem, tolerance, avoidance of illegal drug and alcohol use, and similar issues of particular value to young people. The inaugural speaker was Ms. Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew Shepard who was the victim of a violent hate crime in 1998.

John Hanly Lecture Series on Ethics and Morality

Financial Aid

Endowment for need-based financial aid has been established over the years by alumni, parents, and friends of the School who are committed to making a Pingry education available to high-caliber students regardless of their financial means.


The John Hanly Lecture Series was established in 1999 on the occasion of former Headmaster John Hanly’s retirement, in recognition of his commitment to teaching students and other members of the school community how to make life’s decisions within an ethical framework. The Fund enables Pingry to bring in a variety of speakers to campus to address the moral and ethical issues facing all of us in the 21st century. Past speakers have included 60 Minutes producer David Gelber ’59, author Lisa See, and Dr. D. James Baker, Director of the Global Carbon Measurement Program of the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Justin Society Endowment Fund

Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Ring in honor of their son, Justin '94, the Justin Society Fund encourages creative writing by inviting writers to the School to read and discuss their works and to work with students. In addition, the Fund provides awards to the students who submit acceptable work with the three top submissions receiving special honors.

Robert H. Lebow ’58 Memorial Oratorical Prize

The Robert H. LeBow ’58 Memorial Oratorical Prize Fund was established to honor the life and achievements of Dr. Robert H. LeBow ’58 by his classmates. The Fund’s intent is to inspire Pingry students to pursue excellence in public speaking as a leadership and intellectual endeavor. The Fund provides an award to the winner of the annual Robert H. LeBow ’58 Memorial Oratorical Competition which is open to Pingry students in Forms IV and V.

Gary J. Stass '56 Library Fund

The Gary J. Stass Library Fund was created in 1996 by Mr. Stass ’56 and provides funding for the purchase of new books as well as funding for general library purposes.

For further information on how you can make an endowed gift, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (908) 647-7058.

Through an endowed gift, you have the opportunity to ensure the future of The Pingry School. With a strong endowment, Pingry can retain the best faculty, attract the brightest and most talented students, and provide a challenging and inspiring educational environment for the entire community. Your endowment gift can be applied in many ways including establishing a financial aid fund or a faculty chair, or giving to the general endowment or any number of currently established funds. Each year, the role of the School’s endowment becomes increasingly important. Please consider becoming a part of Pingry’s future with an endowed gift today. To learn more about endowed fund naming opportunities, click here!