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Endowment & Honorary Funds

Your Endowed Gift is an Investment that Lasts Forever

Shore Country Day School’s endowment strengthens the school by providing a sustainable source of funding to help meet our mission now and in the future. When you make a gift to the endowment, your principal gift is never spent and is instead invested, enabling your gift to generate income in perpetuity. Shore’s endowment helps ensure that future generations of Shore students and teachers will have the resources they need.

Donors have created restricted endowment funds at Shore to support priorities including: professional development; tuition relief; technology; citizenship; faculty; academics; athletics; and creative and performing arts. Unrestricted endowed gifts support Shore’s operating budget, which pays for teacher salaries, financial aid, academics, arts, athletics, technology, facilities, and more. These permanent funds are critical to sustaining our values and providing critical fiscal resources for the future.

Your endowed gift can:
  • Ensure fiscal stability and regular funding levels for programs and operations despite inevitable cycles in the economy.
  • Sustain critical programs, including financial aid and faculty support.
  • Give Shore the flexibility and freedom to seize opportunities and pursue new directions.
  • Create a legacy that honors a loved one and offers prestige and recognition to both benefactors and beneficiaries.
To make a gift to an established endowment fund or to create one to support an area of the School that is important to you, please contact Katie Kozin, Director of Advancement, at 978-402-3816 or kkozin@shoreschool.org

Featured Endowed Funds


Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund

Established and endowed in 2017 in honor of Head of School Lawrence A. Griffin’s thirty years of dedication and vision. The lead gift from The Van Otterloo Family Foundation established a new endowed fund for financial tuition assistance, and was augmented by hundreds of individual donors. To make a gift today, please click here.

Parents of Graduates (POG) Fund

Established in 1997, the purpose of the Parents of Graduates Fund (POG) is to provide a significant and meaningful professional growth experience for one Shore faculty member per year. Parents of graduating students pay tribute to the honored Shore faculty by contributing to the POG Fund. Past recipients have reinvigorated their teaching with new ideas, innovations, and excellence. Previous award winners have investigated Incan ruins, traveled across the United States, explored literary sites across England, and wandered through the Black Caves of Spain.

Joseph F. Trustey Endowed Fund

Established and endowed in 2015 in memory of Joseph Trustey, who served as President of the Board of Trustees from 2012–2015. Distributions shall be used at the discretion of the Head of School, for the best purpose within the school community, with special emphasis to utilize the funds to support financial assistance for deserving students. To make a gift today, please click here.

Bobbi Whiting Endowed Fund

Established and endowed in 2012 in honor of Bobbi Whiting, who served as Chief Financial Officer from 1985–2016. Distributions shall provide funds to support financial assistance for need-based aid and for professional development support with special emphasis on global learning. To make a gift today, please click here.

Endowed and Honorary Funds

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Academic Endowment

    • John H. Bloombergh, Jr. ’63 Fund
    • Robin Fenn Elbot Memorial Fund
    • Virginia L. Kinney Library Endowment Fund
    • The President's Fund
    • Science Program Enhancement Fund
    • Eileen Shea Spingler Enrichment Fund
    • Richard Storey Fund
    • Brian R. Walsh Science Fund
    • Clifton M. Whiting Memorial Fund
  • Athletics

    • Michael E. Davenport ’60 Athletic Fund
  • Character Development

    • Sarah M. Devens ’89 Memorial Fund
    • Lawrence A. Griffin Endowment for Student Character Development
  • Creative and Performing Arts

    • Raymonde Neel Memorial Fund
    • JMN Art Endowment Fund
  • Faculty Endowment

    • Loring Faculty Grant
    • Parents of Graduates (POG) Fund
    • Eijk de Mol van Otterloo Faculty Endowment
  • Head of School’s Discretionary Fund

    • Joseph F. Trustey Endowed Fund
  • Professional Development

    • Colloredo-Mansfeld Family Endowment Fund for Faculty
    • Ann Marie Kern and Charles H. Ellis, Jr. Professional Development Fund
    • Faculty Fund
    • Past Presidents Faculty Development Fund
    • Summer Enrichment Endowment Fund
  • Technology Initiatives

    • Edward A. Taft Endowment Fund for Technology
  • Tuition Relief

    • Anita Barbato Scholarship Fund
    • Lilia (Lee) Carey Access Fund
    • Alice P. Chase Grant
    • John English Choate Fund
    • Lawrence A. Griffin Endowed Fund
    • Taryn L. King ’00 Memorial Fund
    • Professor Pharnal Longus Student Financial Aid Fund
    • Lynch Foundation Fund
    • Melden Family Endowment Fund for Financial Aid
    • Putnam Family Endowment Fund
    • Claire Saltonstall Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Theda Clark Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Peter E. Strauss Trust Fund
    • Roberta “Bobbi” Whiting Endowed Fund
  • Other

    • Class of 1962 Archive
    • Human Tradition Program/ASH Fund
    • Outdoor Classroom Initiative

The Sarah M. Devens ’89 Memorial Fund

Established in 1995 in memory of Sarah M. Devens ’89 for character development, the fund supports life skills for students and adults in the Shore Country Day School community. It was given with the intent to supplement Shore’s excellent academic curriculum and training for a lifetime of healthy habits. Sarah Devens spent ten years growing up and flourishing as a student at Shore, and attended St. Paul’s School upon graduation. A talented and dedicated athlete in varsity field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse, she was captain of all three Division I teams at Dartmouth College until she passed away in the summer of 1995. Sarah’s friends and family continue to come together to raise awareness of mental health issues at a young age, and to generate funds to support educating the whole child. To make a gift today, please click here.

In March 2020, support from The Sarah M. Devens Fund enabled Shore to provide a week of small workshops with Grade 8 and 9 students in meditation, mindfulness, and self-awareness to deliver a stress-management-based drug and alcohol awareness program.

25 Years Later - Reflecting on the Loss of Sarah Devens '89

Shore alumnae Daphne Clark Faldi '89 and Sophie Ward '16 were inspired to reflect and share how Sarah Devens impacted each of their lives.