Endowment

The class of 2016 worked throughout the year raising $2,529 to give back to Lowell School. With the parent gift of $26,000, a total of $28,529 was added to the endowment.

About the Endowment

Income from the endowment contributes a stream of revenue to enhance the program and take pressure off of tuition increases by supporting teacher salaries, financial assistance, staff development, or whatever is needed most. Gifts to the Endowment are always welcomed and can be made in honor, in memory, and/or in celebration of an individual or group.

Named Fund

Lowell recognizes that a named fund is a meaningful way to say thank you to a great teacher or to someone in the donor's family who has been an inspiration. The minimum gift for a named fund in the Endowment is $25,000. See our Gift Acceptance Guidelines for more information.

Restricted Gifts

The most helpful gifts are those with the fewest restrictions. However, Lowell recognizes that donors may wish to restrict the use of a gift for a specific purpose that is not part of an existing fund. See our Gift Acceptance Guidelines for more information.
A robust endowment contributes to Lowell's financial stability and is one of the important indicators of its long term success.

Gifts to the Endowment may be directed towards the following funds:

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  • An-Bryce Endowment Fund

    The An-Bryce Fund was established to help families who lack financial resources but who have a desire for their children to benefit from the academic, physical, social, and spiritual opportunities offered by Lowell School.
  • DeVaughn Phillips Financial Aid Endowment

    The DeVaughn Financial Aid Endowment was established in 1993 after the tragic death of a Pre-Primary student. Earlier gifts made to the school in memory of former students Jed Nathanson and Kristoph Sambroski are also part of this fund.
  • Financial Assistance Fund for Students of Color

    The Financial Assistance Fund for Students of Color was established in 2017 by Elizabeth Mumford and Joe Gitchell to provide supplemental financial assistance to students of color.
  • Gail Shandler Financial Aid Endowment

    The Gail Shandler Financial Aid Endowment honors Gail Shandler's 23 years as Director of Lowell.
  • General Endowment

    The unrestricted General Endowment offers Lowell the most flexibility to meet the present and future needs of the school.
  • Gerald and Deana Stempler Fund

    The Gerald and Deana Stempler Fund was created in honor of their grandchildren Jacob and Benjamin Catt, and provides funds for general support.
  • John Wiebenson Campership Fund

    The John Wiebenson Campership Fund honors the life of John Wiebenson by providing financial assistance for children referred to Lowell's Summer Program by social service organizations.
  • Phillips-Murray Foundation Fund

    The Phillips-Murray Foundation Fund was established as part of the 30th Anniversary Campaign to provide financial assistance for minority students.
  • Schear-Kaempfer Fund

    The Schear-Kaempfer Fund was established during the 2003-04 academic year as part of the Campaign for Lowell: Strengthening Minds, Ensuring Equity, Honoring Individuality.
  • The Abigail Wiebenson Fund for Teacher Salaries

    The Abigail Wiebenson Fund for Teacher Salaries honors Abigail's 19 years as Director of Lowell and supports the school's most valuable assets.
  • The Financial Assistance Fund

    The Financial Assistance Fund helps Lowell meet its commitment to enable students to attend Lowell regardless of their economic circumstances.
  • The Founding Teachers' Fund for Faculty Salaries

    The Founding Teachers' Fund for Faculty Salaries honors Dottie Podgorny and Theresa Anderson.
  • The Theresa Anderson Chair of Mathematics

    The Theresa Anderson Chair of Mathematics honors a living legend and helps ensure that Lowell will be able to continue to offer a math program worthy of Theresa's legacy of innovation.
  • Theresa Anderson Faculty Enrichment Fund

    the Theresa Anderson Faculty Enrichment Fund is for faculty personal growth and professional advancement opportunities.
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