Securing the Future through Endowment
Fidelman Library Fund
This fund was established by the Fidelman family in 1997 to support annual acquisitions of library media and books for the lower grades.
Anne DeBoalt Fund
In 1998 this fund was established by the Bankart family in honor of faculty member Anne DeBoalt. The fund supports Anne’s commitment to professional development and student services.
The Jean Travers Book Fund
This fund was established in 2004 in honor of Jean Travers, Headmistress, Brooks School of Concord (1966-1980). Money from this endowed fund is used for lower grades book acquisitions for the library.
Katherine Bair B`80 Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in Katherine’s memory. Donations to this fund go to an endowed scholarship fund and are used for financial aid.
Benjamin J. Mendes III Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in Benjamin’s memory. Donations to this fund go to an endowed scholarship fund and are used for financial aid.
Margaret (Meg) Jones `89 Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in Meg’s memory. Donations to this fund go to an endowed scholarship fund and are used for financial aid.
Rosse Family Scholarship
The Rosse family established this fund in 1998 to support a scholarship that is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates financial need, academic stability, soundness of character, and adds diversity to the school.
Ellis Lecture and Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1988 to honor Patricia A. Ellis (Director, 1972-1992). Donations to this fund go to an endowed scholarship fund and are used for financial assistance.
Connie Mendes Extended Day Fund
This fund was established to honor Connie Mendes on her retirement as creator and Head of Extended Day. Donations to this fund are used exclusively to benefit the Extended Day Program.
Third Grade Legacy Funds
The Third Grade graduating class is asked each year to contribute a gift that goes to a capital or an endowed fund. The class decides on the use of the funds raised each year.
Eighth Grade Legacy Fund
The Eighth Grade graduating class is asked each year to contribute a gift that goes to an endowed fund. The class decides on the use of the funds raised each year.
Johnson Greenhouse Fund
The money from this fund is used to maintain the science greenhouse.
Employee Financial Crisis Fund
This fund, established in 1998, is used for emergency loans to faculty and staff.
The Mikal R. Cohen Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Mikal R. Cohen, mother of Rebecca `03, who believed deeply the breadth and richness of human diversity. She shared the school’s goal of increasing diversity within the composition of the student body. In honor of Mikal, her family and friends created an endowed fund for the purpose of providing scholarship funds to a newly enrolled student. Students qualifying for this scholarship will demonstrate financial need and represent diversity.
Dorothy and Eliot Denault Library Fund
This fund was established in 1999 by Dorothy and Eliot Denault to expand the collection of printed and electronic media, purchase library equipment and furniture, and maintain the overall appearance of the library.
The Gladys Brooks Fund
The Trustees of the Brooks School created this fund upon the retirement of Gladys Brooks, the founder and first headmistress of the Brooks School. Each year a student receiving financial assistance is chosen as a Gladys Brooks Scholar.
Pauline Berkes Fund
The Brooks Trustees established this restricted fund to be used for financial assistance. The fund honors Mrs. Berkes, Brooks School’s second headmistress.
The Barbara Clifton Fund
This fund honors Barbara Clifton, longtime Brooks and Nashoba Brooks teacher, who died in 1981. The fund supports financial assistance.
Tuition Assistance Fund
This fund is available to the child of anyone who has been a full-time employee of Nashoba Brooks for ten or more years at the time of his or her disability or death, or to a current student at Nashoba Brooks whose parent becomes disabled or dies. The student in either case must be deemed eligible for financial assistance by the School and Student Services guidelines and, in the case of a Nashoba Brooks student, when the budget for financial assistance has already been allocated.
The Nancy Ashkar Science Fund
This fund was established in honor of Nancy Ashkar, lower grades science teacher, who died in 2004. Money from this endowed fund will is used to support the science program.
Parents’ Association Professional Development Fund
Established in 2004 by a donation from the PA Auction of that same year. The endowed fund supports a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and, with the additional gifts made through PA Auctions, has become one of the largest endowed funds at Nashoba Brooks.
Packwood Modahl Family Scholarship Fund
The Packwood Modahl family established this fund in 2004 to provide financial assistance to students in the Upper Grades.
The Nash Flynn Family Fund for Diversity, Scholarship, and Faculty Enrichment
The Nash Flynn family established this fund in 1998 to support faculty enrichment, diversity, and financial assistance that would not otherwise be possible through the regular operating budget.
The Skok Family Math Enrichment Fund
The Skok family established this fund in 2006, and the income is used to support upper grade students with math remediation beyond the scope of the daily program.
The Elizabeth Fowler Cowan Arts Enrichment Fund
This fund was established in 2006 in memory of Head of School Kay Cowan’s mother. The fund is used to supplement the visual arts department’s operating budget.
The Faculty Development Fund
A Nashoba Brooks family in recognition of the dedication, talent and skills of the Nashoba Brooks faculty established the fund in 2006. The fund provides professional conferences and tuition reimbursement for current faculty. Ongoing donations to this fund are welcome, and gifts are often made in honor of a favorite past or present faculty member. Eighth Grade Legacy Gifts also continue to build this fund. A plaque recognizing donors is in the school lobby.