Giving

Endowment

Ensuring Renbrook's Future

Renbrook's endowed funds are more than just numbers and stock portfolios. These endowed gifts ultimately affect people. Endowment helps to ensure that students enjoy programs in leading-edge technology, the sciences, the arts and athletics.

Endowment also supports financial aid, helping great kids attend Renbrook who otherwise wouldn't be able to - strengthening our community with socio-economic diversity.

In order to ensure Renbrook's future and guarantee the continued excellence in education this institution provides, gifts to endowment are essential. These gifts make sure that what Renbrook has provided in the past to so many supportive alumni, past parents, former faculty and friends will be given to the many deserving children of the future.

Endowed Funds:

List of 43 items.

  • Aetna Minority Student Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1983 by the Aetna Foundation to fund minority scholarships for Hartford children.
  • Alice Talcott Enders Study Grant

    Established in 2000 by Anthony Talcott Enders '49, March Enders Kornack '38, and other family members in honor of Alice Talcott Enders, a founder of Renbrook School. The fund shall provide support for faculty members to grow as teachers and experts in their fields.
  • Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1987 to fund scholarships.
  • Amy Toyen Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2002 by the Rogow Greenberg Foundation, family, and friends in memory of Amy Toyen, daughter of Dorine Toyen, a faculty member; and Marty Toyen, who lost her life in the World Trade Center.
  • Bill Kindl Buildings & Grounds Fund

    Established in 2019 by Renbrook supporters and admirers of Bill Kindl, this fund is a tribute to Bill's 40 years of service to the Renbrook community as the Director of Operations. The fund supports the maintenance of and improvements to the school's buildings and grounds.
  • Blakeley Family Fund

    Established in 2007 by the Blakeley Family.
  • Campaign for Renbrook

    Established in 1982 to fund unrestricted endowment, faculty salaries, and tuition assistance.
  • Capital Campaign '95 Endowment Fund

    Established in 1995 to increase the general endowment.
  • Class Scholarship Fund ('84 & '85)

    Established by the classes of 1984 and 1985. Half the interest is used to help defray costs of a scholarship.
  • Dennis R. Richey Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1999 by Friends and Family in memory of Dennis R. Richey, trustee and parent. Fund was established to provide support for African-American, Latino/Hispanic or first generation immigrant students entering Kindergarten or first grade with family income less than three times the established family income poverty level.
  • DeSisto Fund

    Funded in 2019 by Renbrook supporters and admirers of then-retiring faculty member Joe DeSisto, this fund is a tribute to Joe's 28 years of teaching and advising at Renbrook. The fund benefits Renbrook's theatre program and the Life, Learning, and Leadership curriculum in the Upper School.
  • E. Clayton & Elizabeth H. Gengras Endowment Fund

    Established in 1978 by the Gengras Children in honor of their parents to fund the arts program.
  • E. Merritt McDonough Scholarship Fund

    Established as a permanent endowment in 2020 with contributions from family and friends in memory of Merritt McDonough, a Renbrook parent, grandparent, trustee and corporator, the fund provides financial aid to Renbrook students who have demonstrated need.
  • Edward & Samuel Suisman Chair Fund

    Established in 1968 by Michael Suisman. The fund is to be used to assist in payment of salary to a member of the faculty whose devotion, service, and skills as a teacher of humanities exemplifies the finest qualities of teaching as a profession.
  • Ellsworth Grant Fund

    Established in 1967 by Mr. & Mrs. Ellsworth Grant to purchase an annual award for a graduating student who has achieved a notable quality or achievement.
  • Eugene Swan Fund

    Established in 1972 by Dr. & Mrs. William H. Tripp in honor of Eugene Swan, retired Head of Upper School. This fund is to provide an annual award for a graduating student who speaks the truth, and believes in the future of the young.
  • Florence M. G. Greene Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established by Friends in memory of Florence M. G. Greene to defray tuition costs for a minority student.
  • Fromson Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2007 by Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Fromson to support scholarship.
  • Grandparents Head's Fund

    Established in 1981 by Renbrook School Grandparents. The income and principal may be used by the Head as a discretionary fund.
  • Grandparents Library Book Fund

    Established in 1982 by Renbrook School Grandparents. The income from the Fund is used to defray operating library expenses.
  • Hauss Family Fund

    Established in 2007 by the Hauss Family.
  • Henry W. Nozko, Sr. Summer Sabbatical Fund

    Established in 1982 by Henry W. Nozko, Sr. to fund three summer sabbatical grants per year for faculty members.
  • Isenberg Library Book Fund

    Established in 1970 by Mr. & Mrs. Lee Isenberg to purchase books for the Alan N. Houghton Library.
  • James Henderson Award Fund

    Established in 1981 by Betty Stanley in honor of James Henderson, a former faculty member. This Fund provides an annual award to a student who best exemplifies team sportsmanship, leadership and play.
  • Jane Allen Memorial Fund

    Established in 1981 by Family and Friends in Memory of Jane Allen, a former teacher, for general uses/purposes of the school.
  • John Buckey Internship Program Fund

    Established in 1994 by family and friends of John Buckey, the program is designed to provide aspiring teachers with well-guided experiences in the classroom alongside a talented mentor as well as active engagement in the life of the school. A preference will be made for Renbrook graduates when possible. The fund may also offer flexible support for innovative initiatives promoting teaching excellence at the discretion of the Head of School.
  • John Merrill Donnelly Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1973 by Dr. & Mrs. John Donnelly in memory of their son John Donnelly '67. The Fund is to be used to help defray scholarship costs.
  • Joseph "Quint" C. Noyes Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established as a permanent endowment in 2020 with contributions from family and friends in Quint's memory, the fund provides financial aid to Renbrook students who have demonstrated need.

    A 2015 Renbrook School alumnus, Quint Noyes passed away suddenly on June 25, 2020. Quint was known for his charisma, humor, positivity, and genuine love of people. To that end, the scholarship is intended to support and inspire generations of Renbrook students to foster the same charisma, humor, positivity, and love for others Quint exhibited throughout his life.
  • Julie Haggen Johnson Environmental Program Fund

    Established in 1984 by the Class of 1973, in recognition of Julie Haggen Johnson. The Fund was designed to perpetuate at Renbrook a concern for the preservation of the natural environment.
  • Justin Brent Nozko Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1996 by Family and Friends in memory of Justin Brent Nozko '96 to fund scholarships.
  • Parent Association Faculty Continuing Education Fund

    Established in 1982 by the Parent Association to fund continuing education for faculty.
  • Pomer Book Prize Fund

    Established in 1965 by Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Pomer in memory of their son, Leonard Pomer '64. The Fund is used to provide an annual award for a graduating student whose strengths of character set a worthy example and merit special recognition.
  • Rhinelander Science Fund

    Established in 1988 by David Rhinelander to purchase an annual award for a boy or girl who has demonstrated outstanding aptitude or achievement in science as well as a love of commitment to science beyond the classroom.
  • Richard H. McLeod Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1992 by Family and Friends of Richard McLeod. The Fund was established to provide an annual tuition to a gifted and under-privileged Hartford child.
  • Sarah Prud'homme Endowment Fund

    Established in 1996 by Family and Friends in memory of Sarah Prud'homme, Head of Drama. The fund is to be used for curriculum enrichment, faculty enrichment and professional development.
  • Soren Vag Fund

    Established in 1972 by Wesley T. Sorenson. Half the income is used to help maintain the school plant.
  • Special Needs Endowment Fund

    Established in 1983 by the Arthur Ashley Williams Foundation. The fund is used to provide basic needs that families cannot supply to those students who receive full tuition.
  • Stewart Frances Phelps Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1968 by Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Phelps in memory of their daughter Stewart Frances Phelps, to fund a scholarship for a girl in the beginning/lower school years.
  • Suisman Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1962 by Michael Suisman for general scholarship purposes.
  • The Wilkie-Sakow Family Music Fund

    Established in 1986 by family and friends in memory of Leon Sakow to promote love of music.
  • Virginia G. Whitehill Staff Enrichment Fund

    Established in 1987 by Virginia G. Whitehill to fund professional development for staff members.
  • Wanda White Fund

    Established in 1966 by friends and faculty in memory of Mrs. Wanda White, a former Renbrook teacher. This fund is to provide an annual book award for a middle school child who has shown unusual interest in Social Studies.
  • Zwiener Family Fund

    Established in 2005 by David and Nancy Zwiener and their children Kristen '98, Carolyn '01, Laura '01, and Eric '05 in honor of the faculty’s excellence in teaching and in particular recognition of Debbie Brasher, whose more than 40 years at Renbrook have influenced countless numbers of young in the most positive way possible.

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