Giving

Meet Our Donors

The Friends School community is generous. We are grateful to the many alumni, parents of alumni, current parents, grandparents, and friends who support the annual fund, scholarship, and other endowed funds, and planned gifts that will benefit the School today, tomorrow and in the future. Here are a few of their stories.

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  • Ozzie and Joe Cowan’64

    Inspired by his memories of classmate Ron “Ronny”  Friedberg ’64 and motivated by the School’s new Fine and Performing Arts Center, Joe Cowan and his wife Ozzie endowed a scholarship fund in Ronny’s memory in the fall of 2015.
  • Colin Fowler ’13

    “Friends allowed me to grow and thrive as a learner, thinker and person. I feel it is necessary to give back to the School that has shaped who I am. I know my Annual Fund donation will help form the futures of students who will walk the halls of this special institution.”
  • Dorothy Holliday Powe - Parent of Camille ’02 and Jasmine ’08, and Former Trustee

    As a parent and former trustee, Dorothy has been engaged in many aspects of the Friends community. She established an endowment in memory of her parents, Frederick D. and Ethel J. Holliday, with the purpose of supporting a student’s musical growth.

    “I think it is very important to support the community that has provided so much to my family. I have seen firsthand the strong transformational benefits of a Quaker education. My contributions allow me to give back in appreciation of all I have received through my 25 year involvement with our school.”
  • Steve Heaver ’66

    Before his 50th Reunion, Steve Heaver ’66, notified Friends that in addition to supporting the Class Gift Effort, he had included the School in his estate plans.

    In so doing, Steve was able to make a larger gift than he might otherwise have done and was able to include other philanthropic interests that are close to his heart, such as the Fire Museum of Maryland.
  • Janet Mules ’52

    Dr. Mules led an amazingly adventurous life. She practiced psychiatry in Washington, Kansas, Colorado and Alaska, and spent more than a decade serving as a psychiatrist for the US Foreign Service, where she was stationed in South Africa, Mexico, India, and Austria. She was called back to Africa for special services following the US Embassy bombings of 1998. Her last medical practice was in Coupeville, WA.

    Throughout her travels, she never forgot her time at Friends. Her generous bequest to the School helped grow our endowment, which supports financial assistance for students.
  • Frank Bond ’69

    “I have experienced Friends as a student, athletic coach and parent from the 1960’s into the 21st century. Of all independent schools in Baltimore, I believe that Friends is the one that enables and guides students to prepare for a future they begin to see when they look within themselves. I give to Friends to help the School maintain its position as one of the leading choices for families of all backgrounds who are considering a private school education.”
  • Katherine Gladstone Windsor ’85 and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

    As the Head of School at Ms. Porter’s School for Girls in Connecticut, Kate is keenly aware of the importance of giving and the role alumni play in carrying forward a legacy of excellence. In her words:

    “I give to the School because I know that I stand on the shoulders of others. My experience at Friends was possible in great part because of the generosity of others. It is a pleasure to be able to do the same for today’s students through my own gift to the Annual Fund. I have also joined the Circle of Friends by making a planned gift. This gift will ultimately be paid by my estate and allows me to document a more generous commitment to the School than I can at this point in my life. It is satisfying to know that I will play a part in the future of Friends”
  • Class of 1956

    The Class of 1956 banded together to honor classmate Florence Weiss Jeziorski’ 56 by establishing an endowed scholarship in her name after her untimely death. Each year, classmates contribute to the ever growing fund, which defrays the cost of tuition for a Friends School student.
  • Anne Homer Martin ’37

    Anne Homer Martin graduated from Friends in 1937 in one of the first classes to emerge from the School’s Homeland campus; although in truth she never really left. She remained connected to Friends—personally, professionally, and philanthropically—for nine decades.

    In 2008, Ms. Martin established an Advanced Studies Fund for faculty with a gift of $230,000. As a young woman, Martin had received her master’s degree from Columbia University Teacher’s College. She wanted to provide the same opportunities for Friends faculty.

    Her $1.8 million bequest is the single largest gift in School history.
  • Shirley Seagren ’49

    Shirley C. Seagren, a cardiovascular physiologist, collector of Native American art and world traveler, included Friends in her philanthropic plans by designating the School as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

    With her generous gift, Friends established the Shirley C. Seagren Endowed Scholarship, which expands the amount of financial assistance offered to students, and upholds the Schools commitment to maintaining a diverse community.
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