Springside Class of 1966 Landscape Fund
Established in honor of their 50th Reunion, the Springside Class of 1966 established this fund to help maintain the 1966 garden and outdoor classroom.
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Fund
Established in 2012 to support the school’s new initiative, the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, this fund supports the program’s curriculum and initiatives.
Jennings House Fund
Established in 2016 with a generous gift from David Orthwein in honor of his mother who lived in the house, this fund is intended to help maintain the Head of School residence.
Priscilla G. Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Fund
Created in 2015 to honor Priscilla G. Sands’ 19-year tenure at SCH, Board Chair Dick Hayne generously established this fund in support of The Priscilla G. Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and to ensure that Sands’ dream of creative collaboration, problem-based learning, and design thinking is realized for future SCH students.
Steven Dafilou Tutoring Fund
The Steven Dafilou Tutoring Fund was established in 2014 by the family and many friends of Steve Dafilou HA after his untimely death. Steve was the consummate teacher who made sure that every student achieved his or her potential. Over his career at Springside School and then Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Steve worked many hours beyond the traditional school day guiding students who needed extra time and attention. Income from The Steven Dafilou Tutoring Fund provides resources for students who need and deserve the extra support that Steve provided and championed. This fund is a fitting way to honor an irreplaceable teacher who gave more every single day.
Jamie Bell ’78 Music Fund
Established in 2014, this fund was inspired by the life and musical passions of Jamie Bell ’78. Created by CHA ’78 classmate Jamie Maguire in collaboration with Jamie Bell’s siblings, George Bell and Sophie Bell Ayres, this fund will foster a lifetime appreciation of musical genres that are derivatives of the blues: jazz, rock and roll, gospel, and country music. Other components of this fund will include travel and blues-related performances by students and/or local musicians.
D. Stanley Parker ’68 Fund
Established in 2016, this endowed fund honors Stan while supporting SCH Academy with an award for faculty. The D. Stanley Parker ’68 Award is given to honor a teacher, coach, or mentor who has made a lasting and significant impact on the students. It will be presented annually to the staff member who best exemplifies Stan’s deep passion for coaching, mentoring, and teaching.
Dean of Student Life Fund
Established in 2017, The Dean of Student Life Endowed Fund will support this position by providing funds for salary and programming as determined by the school. The Dean of Student Life oversees all areas of student life in the Upper School and works to maintain the well-being of the Upper School students.
Deborah Beeler ’64 Fund
Given in memory of Deborah Wharton Beeler, Class of 1964, this fund is used to support an annual lecture where outside speakers are invited to address the students each year on a topic related to service to humanity.
Named for Bill and Susie Rebmann, parents of Mary ’84, Laura ’81, and Leigh ’80, this fund provides financial support for summer enrichment or study for students. Each year students are encouraged to submit proposals that are evaluated by a faculty selection committee and chosen on their merit and value to the student. The recipients share their experiences with the Upper School when they return.
Mary Jane Hawley Swain ’36 Fund
Created by the Swain family in memory of Mary Jane Hawley Swain, Class of 1936, and development director at Springside for 30 years, this fund endows workshops in journalism for student publications.
Created in the 1960s to honor Phyllis M. Vare, beloved coach and chair of the Physical Education Department, this award is given to a senior girl.
Given in memory of Lucia Polk Chapman, co-head and then head of Springside from 1900 to 1930, this fund supports an award given annually to a Middle School girl for scholastic ability and achievement.
Class of 1957 Artist in Residence Fund
Established by the Class of 1957 in honor of their 50th reunion, this fund pays for someone in either the performing or visual arts to come to SCH Academy annually to work with girls in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, exposing them to diverse styles, methods, and achievements of noted professionals.
Deborah Dempsey Writer’s Residency
Established in 2000 in honor of Deborah Dempsey HA, English teacher at Springside for 29 years upon her retirement, the fund supports the residency of a professional writer, journalist, filmmaker, or playwright and celebrates Mrs. Dempsey’s teaching legacy, ensuring that her passion for personal expression continues.
Class of 1955 and 1965 Fund for Wellness
Established by the Classes of 1955 and 1965 at their 45th and 35th reunions respectively to address the moral, ethical, and spiritual development of our students through ongoing programs and speakers, this fund supports the goal to create a supportive community environment where students are helped to make appropriate choices as they face difficult issues and decisions inherent in today’s world.
Foreign Language Fund
Established in 2007, this fund supports the study of a foreign language.
Florence Kleckner Scientist in Residence
Established in 2007 by Barrie McNeil Jordan ’63 and Marjie McNeil Findlay ’65 in memory of Florence Kleckner HA, a beloved science teacher at Springside from 1952 to 1975 and later at Chestnut Hill Academy in the 1980s, this fund supports the visit of a nationally renowned scientist to SCH Academy every year.
Lillian Koltnow Award
This fund was established by Lillian Koltnow HA, former science teacher, to recognize an outstanding science student.
Class of 1999 Library/Technology Fund
Established by the parents of the Class of 1999 to endow a fund for technology in the library, to be supported in the future by their daughters, this fund seeks to provide increased communication and electronic access to resources around the world. The fund was matched by a $50,000 grant from the E. E. Ford Foundation.
Lois Fernley McNeil ’36 Athletic Fund
Established by Barrie McNeil Jordan ’63 and Marjie McNeil Findlay ’65 to honor their mother, Lois Fernley McNeil ’36, and her love of athletics, the fund provides athletic equipment, program development, training for athletes, and the Athletic Hall of Fame Award.
1954 Composition Workshop Fund
The Class of 1954 earmarked their 55th reunion funds to further endow The Composition Workshop for Girls, an opportunity for students with a demonstrated interest in music and music appreciation.
Alisa Burgis ’77 Travel Fund
Created in 2010 to honor the memory of Alisa Burgis of the Class of 1977 and her love of travel and new places, this fund supports students who travel on school-sponsored trips exploring new places, learning about other cultures, and bringing their experiences back to benefit the community.
Annette Stevenson Hood Memorial Fund
Established in 1972 in memory of Annette Stevenson Hood, this fund enables the purchase of books, supplies, and materials for the Annette Stevenson Hood Memorial Library, a Lower School library.
Head of School’s Fund
This fund provides discretionary income to the Head of School to supplement, initiate, or underwrite special school programs that are outside of the current curriculum. Examples of funding are payment for guest lectures, additional academic materials, co-curricular programs, and program research.
1999 Athletic Fields Fund
Anonymously funded in 1999, this fund is for the ongoing care and maintenance of the athletic fields.
1999 Wissahickon Inn Fund
Anonymously funded in 1999, this fund provides for the preservation and ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Wissahickon Inn.
Class of 1930 Fund
Established in 1980 in honor of the Class of 1930’s 50th reunion, the fund supports the purchase and replacement of trees throughout the campus.
Edward C. Stainton Fund H’91
This fund was established in honor of Mr. Stainton upon his retirement from the faculty.
Daniel Webster Charles Memorial Essay Award
Funded by friends of Mr. Charles upon his death, the award is presented to an Upper School student for writing in social studies and history.
Franklin D. Sauveur Memorial Award
Recognizing citizenship, the award is presented at Baccalaureate each year to a 9th grade student.
Established in 2011 by an anonymous donor, the Gizmo Fund’s purpose is to promote the school’s Engineering and Robotics program as a signature program both within the school and its recognition regionally, nationally, and globally by providing funding for curriculum development and for the purchase of equipment and resource materials as determined by the leaders of the department.
Magliano and McArdle Test Prep Fund
Established in 2013, this fund is used to support the school’s College Counseling Office’s standardized test preparation class ensuring that all students have access to work that will make a difference in their preparation and test taking.
Frank B. Baird Jr. ’21 Science Fund
Created in 1973 with a $1,000,000 gift from Mr. Baird, the fund provides annual support to the Science Department.
John Hyland Dilks ’28 Athletic Fund
Funded by Mrs. Margaret Dilks in 1982 in honor of her husband, a loyal alumnus, father, and grandfather of CHA boys, this fund supports the operation of a program that he held dear—athletics, and in particular football.
Franklin and Margaret Steele H’12 Fund for Entrepreneurship
The Franklin Steele Lecture Fund is now the Franklin and Margaret Steele H’12 Fund for Entrepreneurship. This fund will honor Frank’s legacy and his keen interest in the entrepreneurial spirit and those who shape the future by supporting internships for students in grade 9, 10, or 11 who wish to pursue their passion for a certain industry or business.
Anne J. Torrey Fund
Originally designated in 1991 and established as an endowed fund in 2001, this fund was created in memory of Anne Jennings Torrey, a well-loved reading specialist at CHA. This fund provides academic support to Lower School students who may need additional tutoring and testing.
Established in loving memory of JoAnn Vacca by friends and family, The JoAnn Fund ensures that students with financial need are able to participate in special educational opportunities, including school trips and tutoring.
Sheehan Trip Fund
Established by Michael Sheehan ’61 in 2000, this was given to help defray the cost of the 9th grade trip to Washington, D.C. It now helps defray the cost of other Upper School trips.