Georgeann Hendrick, Ph.D., parent of Friends School alumnus Brian Hartig '98 (pictured above, far left), began to plan her estate with the idea that she could make gifts to organizations that contributed to the education of her children. Trained as a research chemist, she served as a dedicated science teacher and administrator for many years. She decided to focus on STEM education by establishing an endowed fund through a bequest. Brian was a gifted student who excelled in math, coding and Russian. She saw firsthand how he thrived in a school setting that allowed him to be an individual; teachers focused his interests and encouraged him to deepen his knowledge. She hopes her gift can support the work of future STEM faculty at all grade levels, guiding their students through the fascinating and challenging world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The School is deeply grateful to Dr. Hendrick for her generous stewardship of Friends School. Planned gifts such as hers have a profound impact on future generations of students and faculty. If you would like to learn more about including Friends in your estate plan or establishing an endowed fund, contact Director of Major and Planned Giving Jocelyn Kehl at firstname.lastname@example.org.