Giving

Endowed Funds

The endowment provides core support for our mission and guarantees the financial future of the School.

Endowed Funds List

List of 14 items.

  • Anne DeBoalt Fund

    This fund was established in 1998 by the Bankart family in honor of faculty member Anne DeBoalt.  The fund supports Anne’s commitment to professional development and student services.
  • Barbara Clifton Fund

    This fund honors Barbara Clifton, long-time Brooks and Nashoba Brooks teacher, who died in 1981.  The fund supports financial assistance.
  • Benjamin J. Mendes III Scholarship Fund

    This fund was established in Benjamin’s memory.  Donations to this fund go to an endowed scholarship fund used for financial assistance.
  • Benvenuti Faculty Development Fund

    This fund was established in 2006 by the Benvenuti family in recognition of the dedication, talent, and skills of the Nashoba Brooks faculty.  The fund supports professional development for teaching employees, including conferences and tuition reimbursement. Ongoing donations are welcome with post-founding contributions having been made by individuals in honor of favorite teachers and through the Eighth Grade Legacy program.
  • Connie Mendes Extended Day Fund

    This fund was established to honor Connie Mendes on her retirement as creator and Head of Extended Day at Nashoba Brooks.  Donations to this fund are used exclusively to benefit the Extended Day program.
  • 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.
  • E. Kay Cowan Faculty Fund

    This permanently restricted and endowed fund has two goals.  The first is to aid in compensating our faculty at competitive levels, to both attract promising new applicants and retain the outstanding teachers who are at the heart of the School.  The second goal is to ensure that Nashoba Brooks teachers will continue to develop new practices based on recent research and innovative professional development offerings.
  • Elizabeth Fowler Cowan Arts Enrichment Fund

    This fund was established in 2006 in memory of Head of School E. Kay Cowan’s mother.  The fund is used to supplement the visual arts’ department’s operating budget.
  • Ellis Lecture and Scholarship Fund

    This fund was established in 1998 to honor Patricia A. Ellis (Director, 1972-1992). Donations to this fund go to an endowed scholarship fund and are used for financial assistance.
  • Employee Financial Crisis Fund

    This fund, established in 1998, is used for emergency loans to employees.
  • 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.
  • Herbert J. Cooper and Herbert M. Karol Scholarship Fund

    This fund was established in 2011 as an endowed scholarship for a Middle School student of color who demonstrates good character and shows strong promise in academics, athletics, or the arts.
  • Huyen Truong Memorial Fund

    This fund was established in honor of Huyen Truong, former Director of Admission, who died in 2008.  Money from this endowed scholarship fund is used to support Huyen’s commitment to diversity and financial assistance.
  • Johnson Greenhouse Fund

    The money from this fund is used to maintain the science greenhouse.
Through the years, alumni, families, and friends have established restricted funds that help provide financial stability for the School while ensuring enduring support for an aspect of school life for which they feel particular passion.  

A list of these endowments appears below. If you are interested in establishing a new endowment or making a contribution to an existing fund, please contact Jennifer Craig, Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts, at 978-369-4591, ext. 130, or
jcraig@nashobabrooks.org.
 

List of 15 items.

  • Jones Faculty Endowment and Jones Family Faculty Fund

    These endowments were established by the Jones Family in 2002 and 2005, respectively, to provide professional development opportunities for teaching employees in order to support both recruitment and retention of excellent faculty.  
  • 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 assistance.
  • 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 assistance.
  • Mikal R. Cohen Memorial Scholarship Fund

    This fund was established in memory of Mikal R. Cohen, mother of Rebecca ‘03, who believed deeply in the breadth and richness of human diversity.  She shared the School’s goal of increasing diversity within the Nashoba Brooks student body. In honor of Mikal, her family and friends created an endowment 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.
  • 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.
  • Packwood Modahl Scholarship Fund

    The Packwood Modahl family established this fund in 2004 to provide financial assistance to students in the Middle School.
  • Parents' Association Professional Development Fund

    This fund was established in 2004 by a donation from the PA Auction of that year. The endowed fund has been added to since then with proceeds of subsequent auctions.  Money from the fund supports a variety of professional development opportunities for employees.
  • 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.
  • 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 student body.
  • Service Learning Fund

    The endowed Service Learning Fund, established by the Benvenuti familyin 2011, supports Service Learning initiatives throughout the School.  
  • Skok Family Math Enrichment Fund

    The Skok family established this fund in 2006 and the income is used to support Middle School students with math remediation beyond the scope of the daily program.
  • 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 school book acquisitions for the library.
  • The Nancy Ashkar Science Fund

    This fund was established in honor of Nancy Ashkar, lower school science teacher, who died in 2004.  Money from this endowed fund is used to support the science program.
  • 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 their disability or death or to a current student whose parent becomes disabled or dies.
  • Wilson Fund

    Established in 1987 to support salaries for our teaching employees, this fund has made a significant difference in our ability to attract and retain excellent teachers.
Nashoba Brooks School is a coed Lower School from Preschool to Grade 3 and an all-girls Middle School from Grades 4 to 8 located in Concord, Massachussetts.