Special Memorial Efforts

Stephen R. Bogusky III ’18 Scholarship

SPECIAL EVENT: We are excited to welcome folks back to Friends to honor the life and memory of Stephen on Friday, November 29, 2019 for the “Bogusky Cup and Friends Tailgate” on Deering Field with a soccer game from 2:00-3:30 pm. The game will be followed by fellowship and tailgating from 3:30-5:30 pm. Please register if you plan to come so we can plan for food and draft the rosters for the teams.

We are 50% of the way toward achieving this challenge! Please help secure the remaining $25,000 for SRBIII’s scholarship by making a gift today! All new contributions given to the scholarship before December 30, 2019 will be matched by a generous donor, up to $50,000! Please click here to help us cross the finish line.

On August 12, 2018, our community lost a wonderful young man, Stephen R. Bogusky III '18. Since then, family and friends have found ways to honor Stephen's memory and heal from this tragic loss.  The Stephen Robert Bogusky III '18 Scholarship was established in September 2019 to honor Stephen’s legacy of servant leadership, academic excellence, sportsmanship and athleticism. 

More than 300 generous donors have contributed over $100,000 to The Stephen Robert Bogusky III '18 Scholarship.

The outpouring of reflections and sentiment in memory of Stephen has been extraordinary. We are humbled to share that an anonymous donor has stepped forward today with a remarkable opportunity to grow Stephen’s scholarship fund even more.

The Stephen Robert Bogusky III ’18 Scholarship

The Stephen Robert Bogusky III ’18 Scholarship aims to honor Stephen’s legacy of servant leadership, academic excellence, sportsmanship and athleticism. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to Upper School student-athletes who participate in the soccer or lacrosse programs at Friends School and who are affiliated with the Charm City Youth Lacrosse program or a similar, mission-driven program. In establishing this scholarship, Stephen’s family wishes to keep his memory alive while supporting scholar-athletes in financial need who might also benefit from the outstanding education and athletic experience unique to Friends School of Baltimore.

Honoring Stephen’s Legacy

Reflections from Matt Micciche, Head of School:
Stephen was a wonderful young man whom we were lucky enough to have as part of our community since 2006. In addition to being a standout soccer and lacrosse player, whose speed and quickness made him a constant scoring threat, he was a very capable student, and a thoughtful and supportive community member. With his quiet humor, his subtle smile, and his understated demeanor, he earned the respect and friendship of his classmates and teammates, who, I know, will carry him in their hearts forever.
Contribute to Stephen’s Legacy
We invite you to help carry forward Stephen’s legacy by contributing to the Scholarship.

Reflections from Steve McManus, Upper School Principal:
When Stephen befriended you, it was a bond for life. His circle of loyal and close friends extends into many peer groups at multiple schools and spans over a decade from his early days in LTRC rec league sports all the way through his high school years at Friends. Watching Stephen and his “band of brothers”, which included my own son, grow up together over the years has been one of the greatest joys of my professional life as a high school principal and a father.
The family invites you to share this message and link to the scholarship widely in your circles and networks beyond Friends School. For questions about the scholarship, please contact the Office of Development at Friends School at (410) 649-3206 or
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