As Big Blue readies itself for the fall season, it hopes to improve upon its record last season, during which the team took third in the Metropolitan Independent Football League.
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.
- Albert W. Booth Master Chair Faculty Endowment Fund
- David B. Buffum Faculty Chair Endowment
- Edward G. Engel Chair for Math and Science Endowment Fund
- Woodruff J. English Faculty Endowment Fund
- The Greig Family Endowed Faculty Chair
- Herbert F. Hahn Junior Faculty Fellowship
- John Hanly Fund for Faculty Development
- N.R. Leavitt Faculty Endowment Fund
- The Murti Faculty Fund
- PINGRY SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION FACULTY ENDOWMENT FUND
- Senior Class Faculty Chair Endowment Fund
- E. Murray Todd Faculty Chair
- The Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Chair for History and Literature Faculty Endowment Fund
- The James P. Whitlock, Jr. ’60 Faculty Development Fund for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
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, whose Pingry career spanned 64 years, the longest in School history. 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 Heather Smith and Rebecca Sullivan.
Mr. Booth, who taught Latin from 1929 to 1993, was Pingry’s longest-serving teacher and is one of the most revered teachers in School history—so admired, in fact, that he is the only faculty member whose portrait is included among the portraits of former Headmasters in the C.B. Newton Library. Teachers who worked with him and students who learned from him recall Mr. Booth as a master of his subject who demanded excellence from his students and went out of his way to help them. In 1962, he received the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching in New Jersey.
Former students recall his sense of drama that was reminiscent of a Roman orator. “He was a character because of his bombastic teaching style,” said former student and Honorary Trustee Bill Engel ’67. “You’d be laughing as he yelled at you for a stupid mistake—it got your attention. He made certain you learned the subject and was always thinking of ways to help make students better people.”
Director of Studies Lydia Geacintov said that, for Mr. Booth, teaching “was not only a vocation, but also an avocation, and Latin was a ‘way of life.’”
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 Matt Horesta.
Mr. Buffum taught history, French, and public speaking from 1926 to 1960, and helped organize the library’s reference section. In 1951, the faculty and Board of Trustees honored him for his “talents and personal charm and high standards of scholarship and decorum.” Henry H. Hoyt, Jr. ’45, who established this chair, called him “the best teacher I had in high school or college.” Mr. Buffum is also remembered as brilliant, strict, inspiring, and humorous, and for his ability to make history fun.
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 Morgan D'Ausilio.
This chair reflects Mr. Engel's lifelong interests in math and science. With an engineering background, he cared about precision, methods, analysis, and organization. Mr. Engel became President of Georgia Kaolin Company and was known for being a kind, caring leader. “He was gracious, honest, and intellectually curious, and always treated everyone with the utmost respect,” said Mike Taranto ’59, who worked at the company for three decades. “I once reported to him on a project that was going badly because I had a lot to learn. Ed walked me through it and didn’t make me feel badly. He was empathetic and unpretentious.”
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 Bria Barnes and Amelia Sarrazin.
Mr. English ’27, one of many members of his family to attend Pingry (including his father Conover, Class of 1894; brother N. Conover ’29; nephew Sherman ’71; and sons Woodruff ’63 and Barton ’68), was a prominent attorney who guided the development of New Jersey’s oldest and largest law firm, McCarter & English. Like the rest of his family, Mr. English was considered an honorable, upstanding individual, hence the designation of this chair to a faculty member who embodies the spirit of the Honor Code, both personally and professionally.
“He had a very good sense of right and wrong, and did the best for his clients in an efficient, thoughtful way, maintaining a high level of integrity,” said Honorary Trustee Jack Brescher ’65, a Partner at McCarter & English since 1982. “Even today, we ask ourselves, ‘What would Woodruff say about this decision?’” Mr. Brescher also noted that, in the early 1970s, Mr. English was already committed to hiring women and people of color; in fact, one female associate became the first female justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court.
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 Jason Murdock.
Some of the Greig family’s best memories at Pingry may be traced back to teachers who also coached them in a sport. This personification of the country day school philosophy is so important to the Greig family that they endowed a chair for a teacher-coach.
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 Davidson Barr and Jeffrey Patten.
During his Pingry career from 1944 to 1981, Dr. Hahn taught English, philosophy, and religion and authored the book The Beginning of Wisdom, the history of Pingry’s first 100 years, published in 1961. In 1971, he received the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching in New Jersey. Dr. Hahn was known for his ability to convey authority through a calm demeanor, and for making students aware of subtleties in the texts they studied.
Former student and Honorary Trustee Bill Engel ’67 describes Dr. Hahn as old-fashioned, with the utmost concern for his students. “He was soft-spoken, with a deep, melodic voice. He sounded like a sage—like the ‘voice of wisdom,’ and he got you to think with him.”
In 1967, Dr. Hahn wrote that liberal education should train minds and enlarge hearts in such a way that young people “will know something of the world in which they are growing up, understand something of its manifold complexity, and function effectively in their dealings with people in whatever aspects of the world’s work they choose to center their careers.”
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.
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 Julia Dunbar.
A group of former parents representing the Classes of 1996-2000 established this award during The Campaign for Pingry, the School’s first major capital campaign from 1996-2000. This chair recognizes outstanding teaching at Pingry and helped to fulfill a campaign goal of increasing support for faculty development.
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.
A talented long-distance runner, Pingry trustee, and Letter-in-Life Award recipient, Mr. Todd, Class of 1916, was committed to education and had deep respect for excellent teachers. Pingry’s track and E. Murray Todd Mile are also named for him (the Todd Mile, first held on May 12, 1984, dedication day for the new campus, was a Reunion Weekend event for runners in the Pingry community). This chair was established by a gift from his estate when Pingry was creating endowed funds to support faculty.
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 Christine Taylor.
Mr. Tomlinson ’44, a Pingry trustee from 1991 to 1996, an Honorary Trustee from 1996 to 2017, and Letter-in-Life Award recipient, is described as well respected, thoughtful, and unceasingly generous to the School. He established this fund, Pingry’s second endowed departmental chair, to support the faculty, reflect his interests in reading and military history, and acknowledge his indebtedness to great Pingry teachers. Mr. Tomlinson spent his career in leadership positions within the publishing industry, first with The Morristown Daily Record, a newspaper established by his grandparents in 1900, and then with New Jersey Monthly, a magazine for residents of the state.
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 Donna Thau.
Dr. Whitlock, who spent 25 years in teaching and research in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at Stanford University Medical School, established this fund to reward excellence in teaching science, math, and technology. As he explained at the time, “Many Americans lack adequate understanding of math, natural science, and technology, and I want to provide a way to reward Pingry faculty for outstanding accomplishment in teaching these subjects. Understanding science and technology is critical to making informed decisions that affect our future. I want to show my appreciation for Pingry faculty who foster scientific literacy and who creatively integrate math, natural science, and technology in their classrooms.” He believes that innovative teachers maintain excellence in education, and that those who integrate these particular subjects at an earlier age help reduce students’ future anxiety about them.
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.
- John & Louisa Ackley Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Alam Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Charles Brown Atwater '31 Scholarship Fund
- Stephen Lee Baldwin ’58 Scholarship Fund
- Bristol Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Madeleine Wild Bristol Scholarship Fund
- Percy H. Buchanan '12 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Jacob and Eugenie Bucky Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Miller Bugliari ’52 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- The Herbert H. Busch, Jr. '55 Memorial Football/Lacrosse Scholarship
- Carr Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
- James R. Douglas ’30 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Edward Cissel '39 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund
- Timothy C. Cornwall '64 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Vincent C. DiGiorgio '77 Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Ronald Dreesen ’51 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Dunphy Family Scholarship Fund
- Joseph G. '35 and Jane D. Engel SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund
- William V. Engel ’67 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Frederick G.H. Fayen II Scholarship Fund
- Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund
- E.J. Grassmann Scholarship Endowment Fund
- John Hanly Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Hayden Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Hetzel Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
- John W. Holman Jr. ’55 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Homestead Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Henry H. Hoyt ’45 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Kindfuller Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Joseph LaValley Scholarship Endowment Fund
- The Robert A. Lawrence, Jr. ’78 Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Vincent L. Lesneski Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Macrae Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Mark D. & Victoria B. McClain Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Meta C. Mergott Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Parker Road SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Neha Pathak ’98 SEEDS Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Pingry Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Pingry School Parents’ Association Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Edward C. Scott Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Scurci Family Scholarship Fund
- Carol and Park B. Smith ’50 SEEDS Scholarship Fund
- L. Dean Speir Scholarship Endowment Fund
- William Miller Sperry Scholarship Endowment Fund
- E. Laurence Springer Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Henry G. Stifel III '83 Scholarship
- Charlie Stillitano Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Norman B. Tomlinson ’44 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Miles Hodsdon Vernon Foundation Scholarship Fund
- Voldstad Family Scholarship 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Timothy C. Cornwall '64 Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by Timothy '64 and enhanced in 1983 by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cornwall in his honor. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Endowed student prizes recognize a student(s) from the senior class each year with specific criteria.
- The David M. Allan Memorial Girls' Basketball Award
- The John Taylor Babbitt ’07 Memorial Award
- Tom Boyer Football Award
- Cipriano Family Scholar-Athlete Award
- The DeGryse Prize in Modern European Languages
- The Brendan J. Donahue ’79 Memorial Prize for Fine Arts
- The Paul R. Leary ’90 Award
- The Jean S. MacDonald History Prize
- The Virginia Nazario Fencing Award
- C. B. Newton Pingry-Princeton Scholarship Prize
- Robotics Prize
- The Paul H. and Sarah Rouslin Excellence in English Award
- The Elizabeth Allan Smith ’83 Memorial Pingry-Duke Scholarship
- The Sandy Apruzzese Big Blue Award
- The Timothy C. Cornwall '64 Boys' Soccer Sportsmanship Award
- The Henry G. Stifel III 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 2019 recipients are Nicole Toney.
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 2018 recipients are Clyde Leef and Chukwumaobim Nnaeto.
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 2019 recipient is Alisa Chokshi.
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 2019 recipients are Rajeev Doraswamy and Anne Leithead.
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 2019 recipient is Allison Matthias.
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 2019 recipient are Brian Kaplan and Alexander Strasser.
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 2019 recipients are Mary Kovacs and Paige Maultsby.
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 2019 recipients are Katerina Deliargyris and Avery Didden.
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 2019 recipient is Oluwasolape Fakorede.
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 2018 recipients are Vineil Reddy and Mitchell Flugstad-Clarke.
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 2019 recipient is Jack Lyons.
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.
- Carver/DeLaney Baseball and Field Hockey Fund
- Gilbert H. Carver ’79 Memorial Fund
- John Hanly Lecture Series on Ethics and Morality
- Justin Society Endowment Fund
- Robert H. Lebow ’58 Memorial Oratorical Prize
- Gary J. Stass '56 Library 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!