KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY - ENDOWED FUNDS
Gus Bartlett Fund: Established in 1980 by gifts donated by Barbara Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Harding, and 22 Alumni, all family or friends of A. Augustus H. "Gus" Bartlett 1963. This fund gives income to support a boy or girl who is deserving and who, like Gus, "has what it takes" to become involved in a wide range of Academy activities.
Bayer Scholarship Fund: Established in 2000 by trustee Janice Bayer and Virginia Bayer for financial assistance with preference made to a student from the greater New York City geographic area.
Bishop-Clark Scholarship Fund: Established in 2013 by an estate gift from Beatrice B. Clark ’37 who
passed away on September 10, 2012. This fund will be used for the specific purpose of establishing from the income generated by this bequest a scholarship for worthy children from Plainfield, New Hampshire, who attend Kimball Union Academy. Her intent was that this scholarship shall be solely managed and overseen by the Kimball Union Academy administration and be called the Bishop-Clark Scholarship."
Robert S. Blood Fund: Established in 1977 by Horace and Gene Blood, in honor of their son Robert Shepard Blood 1974. Income from this fund supports a deserving young boy who has a special interest in ice hockey.
Brewster Scholarship Fund: Reaffirming its historic commitment to academic excellence, Kimball Union Academy places the greatest priority in making available its educational experience to the best and brightest students throughout the United States and around the world. In order to achieve this mission, the Academy seeks candidates who combine proven academic ability, intellectual curiosity, and tenacity with decency and good character. The Brewster Scholarship will be awarded to any student of need who exemplifies these characteristics.
The Dr. Thomas Brown and Jessie Baldwin Brown Memorial Scholarship, Class of 1899: Established in 1993-94 by members of the extended Brown family in recognition of Dr. Thomas and Jessie Baldwin Brown's devotion and service to their alma mater. To be used for support of a deserving student at the Academy.
Wilbur W. Bullen Scholarship: Established in 1981, by Wilbur W. Bullen Sr., former trustee, parent of Wilbur ’50 and Jed ’52 and longtime friend of the Academy. Income from this fund supports a deserving youngster who could not otherwise afford to attend.
Robert P. Burroughs Financial Aid Fund: Established in 1981, by Robert P. Burroughs, former trustee, trustee emeritus, and longtime friend of the Academy. Income from this fund supports a deserving youngster who could not otherwise afford to attend.
Leah G. H. Buss Fund: Scholarship –for less fortunate yet deserving young men.
Harry E. and Kathryn Ash Carlson Scholarship Fund: Established in 1981, by Harry Carlson, Jr. 1952, in honor of his mother Kathryn Ash Carlson, and amended in March 1992 to include the memory of his father. Income from this fund is awarded annually to a student from the Village of Meriden.
Frederick E. Carver Fund: Established in 1969 by trustees and alumni, in memory of Frederick E. Carver, former headmaster of Kimball Union Academy from 1952 to 1969. Income from this fund supports a deserving student.
The Janet C. Conner & Donald J. Conner Jr. ‘51 Scholarship Fund: Established in 2007-08 by Donald Conner ’51 with the purpose of establishing an endowed scholarship fund that will benefit minority student (s) from the Greater Boston area attending the Academy with verifiable financial need.
Charles F. Doe ’45 Scholarship Fund: Reaffirming its historic commitment to academic excellence, Kimball Union Academy places the greatest priority in making available its educational experience to the best and brightest students throughout the United States and around the world. In order to achieve this mission, the Academy seeks candidates who combine proven academic ability, intellectual curiosity, and tenacity with decency and good character. The Charles F. Doe ’45 Scholarship will be awarded to any student of need who exemplifies these characteristics.
Henry H. Douglass Memorial Fund: Established in 2001 by friends, family, and alumni in memory of “Grubby” Douglass, former faculty 1937-1972. Income from this fund supports a scholarship based on character, values, and effort.
Edwin G. Eastman Scholarship Fund: Instructions were that the sum of the gift be invested by the Trustees or other enabling authority and the income therefrom used to provide an annual scholarship for a needy student attending the Academy. The scholarship is to be awarded annually by the faculty of said Academy and the decision of a majority of said faculty shall be final. This fund to be known as the Edwin G. Eastman Scholarship Fund.”
Edward E. Ford Financial Aid Fund: Established in 1978 by the Edward E. Ford Foundation, with matching funds from Kimball Union alumni. Income from this fund supports a deserving boy or girl who attends the Academy as a day student.
Fairfield Estate Scholarship: Scholarship no restriction was placed on the use of income. Arthur Perry Fairfield class of 1896 was a KUA trustee from 1905-39 and President of the Board from 1927-39.
Gardent Family Scholarship Fund: Established in 1980, by the Gardent Family: Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gardent, Paul 1965, Peter 1968, and Philip 1972. Income from this fund supports a deserving youngster.
Everett Goodhue Estate: Scholarship donor restricted. Class of 1896 graduated Dartmouth 1900. Spent retirement in Hanover, NH.
Edward C. Hallock Financial Aid Fund: Established between 1977-80 by Edward C. Hallock 1934, a former trustee. This scholarship was part of the “Looks Ahead” campaign. Income from the fund supports a deserving youngster.
Charles Hayden Foundation Scholarship Fund: Notified of the Grant in March 1986 but the Fund was established in 1987 with the purpose of income going to minority students from the New York, New Jersey, and Boston Area.
Hayes Scholarship Fund: Established in 2001 to provide financial aid to a deserving student with preference that the student be a descendent of a KUA alumnus/a. Funds for this award were distributed from the remainder of Ruth Hayes’ pooled income fund that was set up by her son, Joseph D. Hayes III ’67. It was the Hayes family's intention that the funds be used for scholarship.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1994 to support one black or Hispanic student at Kimball Union.
The Mrs. Kate Ford Jackson, class of 1864 Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Mr. Luther M. Jackson '29 in memory of his grandmother Mrs. Kate Ford Jackson, class of 1864. Income from this fund supports a deserving student from New Hampshire.
Ray Freeman Jenney Scholarship: Income used to provide a scholarship. “Financial aid for needy students.”
The Timothy and Elizabeth Knox Leadership Scholarship: Established in 2003 by appreciative Trustees, alumni and parents, The Timothy and Elizabeth Knox Leadership Scholarship Fund honors Kimball Union Academy's 17th Head of School, Tim Knox, and his wife, Liz, for their loyal service to the school. This endowed fund celebrates the importance that Mr. Knox placed on human resources, for he was convinced that the Academy's students and faculty were the lifeblood of our institution. The goal of the Knox Leadership Scholarship is to make a Kimball Union education possible for highly qualified applicants to the Academy and to reward demonstrated leadership qualities in those students already enrolled. The Scholarship is awarded annually to two deserving students chosen for their demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and sense of community responsibility. Recipients are expected to participate fully in campus life and to take leadership roles in community service opportunities both at Kimball Union Academy and in the community. The first scholarship awarded was done so in 2005-06.
Ralph A. Lamphere Scholarship: Scholarship donor restricted. Class of 1915, Mr. Lamphere died in May of 1972.
Maher Family Esperanza Academy Scholarship Fund: An endowment designed to provide scholarship assistance to Kimball Union Academy students from Esperanza Academy of Lawrence, MA. The scholarship award will be determined based upon the recipients’ demonstrated financial need as determined by the Kimball Union Academy Admissions Office. At the Donors’ request, preference in award the Maher Family Esperanza Academy Scholarship Fund shall be for graduates of Esperanza Academy of Lawrence, MA. A requirement of the annual award of the scholarship is that the recipients must perform volunteer service to Esperanza Academy as directed by the Heads of School of both Esperanza and Kimball Union and that this service will continue throughout the term of the scholarship.
Maher Family Nativity School of Worcester Scholarship: This endowed scholarship is designed to provide scholarship assistance to Kimball Union Academy students from the Nativity School of Worcester in Worcester, MA. The scholarship award will be determined based upon the recipients’ demonstrated financial need as determined by the Kimball Union Academy Admissions Office. At the Donors’ request, preference in awarding this Scholarship shall be for graduates of the Nativity School of Worcester in Worcester, MA. A requirement of the annual award of the scholarship is that the recipients must perform volunteer service to the Nativity School of Worcester as directed by the Heads of School of both the Nativity School of Worcester and Kimball Union Academy and that this service will continue throughout the term of the scholarship.
Stephen P. Mallett Fund: In a letter from Paul Sheff to the widow Alice Mallett it is written that it was added to our endowment funds “specifically, it will be used to endow a scholars’ program for bright, highly-motivated, and talented young men and women who reside in Northern New England. This program which will enroll its first scholars this fall (Fall of 1982) is the beginning of an exciting adventure for the Academy; we have expectations that it will propel Kimball Union into the ranks of the finest prep schools in the country.” It is also noted that the money went into the “anniversary Scholars Endowment Plan”.
Tom and Elva Mikula ABC Scholarship Fund: Established in 1988-89 to support students at Kimball Union, in honor of Tom and Elva Mikula in the year of their retirement, the income of this scholarship is given to a student who deserves "A Better Chance". (ABC is a program for the recruitment and enrollment of minority group students--the public school branch of which, Tom and Elva left Phillips Andover Academy to help start and later preside over.) The money was raised from alumni, Trustees, ABC alumni who are not KUA alumni, and Foundations.
Ernest Miller Fund: Scholarship donor restricted. Mr. Miller was a non-graduate class of 1903. He was a retail grocer in Newport, NH. He established “an endowment with the income to be used for Scholarship aid to deserving students.”
Moran Family Scholarship Fund: The purpose of the Donor in making this gift is to establish an endowed fund to be known as “Moran Family Scholarship” that will provide an endowed scholarship to a Post Grad student who is an ice hockey player from Rhode Island. If no such person so qualifies, then the recipient might be a Post Grad student who is an ice hockey player. If then no such person so qualifies, then the recipient might be a Post Grad student. Finally, if no such person so qualifies, then the recipient might be any student who is deemed to be qualified by the Academy.
National Advisory Council Scholarship: This fund was renamed to the Cullman Scholars Fund in 1987.
Josh and Ben Putnam Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005-06 in memory of Josh and Ben Putnam who perished, along with their parents in a fire at their home in Meriden, NH. It is the intention of the Academy to award the scholarship annually at the graduation ceremonies of the Plainfield Elementary School. The recipients shall be selected in accordance with the Academy policies, with preference given to the following criteria: (a) the student is entering the ninth grade at Kimball Union Academy, (b) the student is a resident of Meriden, NH or Plainfield, NH and is a student in good standing at the Plainfield Elementary School, (c) the student has been identified by the admissions office staff as having great potential which may be best realized through participation in the academic and co-curricular program at Kimball Union Academy, and (d) the student has a demonstrated financial need.
Rossiter Family Scholarship Fund: Established in 2014-15 with a donation from the TUA Harriet R (Rossiter) Lewis Trust. Text that follows is a direct quote from the trust, “made in memory of the many students by the name of Rossiter who have attended the Academy since its founding. The draw is to be used by the said Board as a scholarship fund either for those attending the Academy or for those graduating from the Academy who may desire to pursue their studies in higher institutions of learning, the method and terms of such scholarships to be as may from time to time by fixed by said Board. Without intending hereby to fetter the discretion of the Board, I hope that they will see fit to base such scholarship awards, so far as they deem it justifiable, upon excellency in English. Should said Academy ever cease to exist or should it cease to be actively engaged in educational activities, then I direct that the Trustees shall pay over the income of said trust fund to Yale University, of New Haven, Connecticut, to be used by it for scholarship purposes.”
William Brewster Styles ’42 Scholarship Fund: Pursuant to Mrs. Corinne Styles's last wishes, expressed in her trust document, she directed that the funds were to be used to establish this scholarship. The scholarship fund is “in memory of Mr. Styles, and to be applied to the payment of tuition and room and board for one student per year. Such scholarship shall not be based on financial need, but on good moral and personal characteristics, a minimum of 3.2 grade point average and a potential for success. Mr. and Mrs. Styles were long-time residents of Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Styles, a graduate of Dartmouth College, was a journalist and worked for the UPI, McGraw Hill, and the Cincinnati Post.
Alice Tilden Fund: Scholarship donor restricted. Widow of Lawrence Hubbard KUA 1904. He was a druggist in Lebanon, NH. His father was Stephen Hubbard nongraduate of 1873. She died after 1967.
Townsend Scholarship: Established in 1988 by Dick Naramore '69 chairman, Lawrence N. Peterson '56, David Gaudes '60, Ralph Hough '62, Herbert T Sears '65, Richard Praeger '66, Peter Gadd '67, Robert Panish '68, Robb Thomson '70, Greg Martel '73 for Ira and Sara Townsend with the purpose to fund a student from the Plainfield school who could not otherwise attend Kimball Union.
Charles Alden Tracy Scholarship Fund: Established in 1949, in honor of Charles Alden Tracy who served as headmaster from 1905-1935, by a Committee of alumni: Ray H. Rodney 1914 (deceased), Walter F. Pease 1920, Edward F. Wheeler 1923 (deceased), Philip A. Wilcox 1925, Daniel K. Poling 1927, Chairman, Ira P. Townsend 1938, Treasurer, and Frederick E. Carver, Ex Officio. The purpose is to assist worthy boys in obtaining an education at Kimball Union.
Clyde Harrison Trumbull, Sr., Class of 1936 & Margery Palmer Trumbull, Class of 1937 Scholarship Fund: This fund was established with a bequest received from the will of Margery P. Trumbull ’37. This fund is to be held as part of its endowment and the income from which shall be used annually to provide scholarship assistance for a New Hampshire student or students enrolled at the academy.
Catherine Ursillo Scholarship Fund: Established in 2000 by Catherine Ursillo, mother of Adam Horing ’89, with the purpose to provide financial aid to a student of diverse background from New York City.
John B. Vadney Scholarship Fund: Established in 1986 by Frances Vadney in honor of her husband John B. Vadney 1918 with the purpose to aid students with an aptitude for mathematics and science. In 1998 Frances Vadney made an additional gift to allow another student to receive aid for the same above purpose.
Karl D. Wahlstrom Scholarship Fund: Established in memory of his father, possibly in 1986, by C. Jeffery Wahlstrom 1976, former Alumni Director and Development Director, for a deserving student.
Ralph B. Webber, Jr. ’39 Scholarship Fund: Funds for this scholarship were donated to the Academy in 2000 from Mr. Webber’s estate to support a student who shows promise of excellence as a student, citizen, and athlete, preferably with an interest in hockey. These individuals must also demonstrate financial need. Mr. Webber was a member of the class of 1939 and a former trustee. Copy of portion of will is in file.
Ethel W. Welch Scholarship Fund: Ethel Weston Welch who gave the Arthur Day Welch Chair for Advanced Mathematics in memory of her husband and Welch dorm also gave money for a scholarship-unrestricted? Limited information found on restriction, if any.
Nathaniel H. Whiteside Family Scholarship Fund: Established in 1986 by Nathaniel H. Whiteside 1947 and his father, Nathaniel H. Whiteside, Jr. The income is to be used for a qualified student as follows: "The preferred recipient would be of verifiable financial need and a descendant of an alumnus/a with priority given to a student related to either the class of 1947 or the Class of 1953. If no such person so qualifies, then the recipient might be any student who is deemed to be qualified by the Academy and is of verifiable financial need."
Donald R. Whitting ’62 Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Pamela Whitting in memory of her husband, Don ’62 who was an active volunteer at KUA including chairing the Annual Fund. Awarded annually to a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and a demonstrated record of service to the Kimball Union community. In addition, “the student has been identified by the faculty as having great potential which may be best realized through participation in the academic and co-curricular program at Kimball Union Academy
Charles R. Wilson ’39 Scholarship Fund: Established in 2012, this scholarship will function as an endowed fund, and only the income earned each year would be available to provide financial aid to a deserving scholar-athlete.
Joan Platt Witmer '36 and Marian Mevis Cuzner '16 Fund: Established in November of 1998 by Colonel Lloyd E. Witmer in memory of his wife, Joan, and her mother, Marian. Income from this fund is intended to provide financial support for a needy and worthy student with first preference being made to a student from a single-parent home. It may be awarded to any deserving student in grades 9-12.
Colonel Lloyd E. Witmer, USMC-Ret. Scholarship Fund: Established in December of 2002 by Colonel Lloyd E. Witmer in memory of Joan Platt Witmer ’36 and Marian Mevis Cuzner ‘16. Income from this fund is intended to provide financial support with first preference being made to a student from a single-parent home. It may be awarded to any deserving student in grades 9-12.
Lizzie F. Wood Estate Scholarship: Scholarship from the F.E. Wood Fund.
ENDOWMENT / PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED:
Faculty Appreciation/Professional Development:
Thomas M. Mikula Faculty Appreciation Fund: The purpose of the Anonymous Donors in making this gift is to provide additional compensation/benefits (to be determined by the Head of School with guidance provided by Thomas M. Mikula) to Kimball Union faculty in appreciation of their exceptional service on behalf of the students of the Academy. This is in honor of the Academy's Headmaster Emeritus, Thomas M. Mikula. The fund created will be administered by the Head of School, or his/her designee, with the guidance and support from Mr. Mikula.
Fund to Promote Innovation in Teaching: The purpose of the Donor in making this gift is to support the faculty initiative within the Kimball Union Academy IMPACT Campaign and establish an endowed fund to be known as the Fund to Promote Innovation in Teaching. The Fund will acknowledge teachers who are using an innovative methodology to motivate students. The Donor recognizes the faculty as the Academy’s greatest asset and is establishing the Fund to inspire families of current students and encourage their financial support in the effort to maintain the high quality of the faculty, the academic program, and to better serve the development of individual students with diverse academic needs of the long term. The Fund will be used to provide support for teacher training and development with an emphasis on innovative modalities that serve to motivate and effectively teach students at Kimball Union Academy.
Faculty will be invited to apply once a year. Faculty members interesting in applying will submit an application to the Head of School or his designee which describes the way in which innovative teaching methods are currently being used in the classroom and the way in which the funds from this endowment will increase the teacher’s ability to motivate and teach students. Any faculty award funded with this endowment income shall be open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.
The spending allocation of this gift is to be used annually and will acknowledge a faculty member with a financial award that may be used in a variety of ways. These ways include, but are not limited to, traditional and non-traditional professional development opportunities, providing innovative technology or supplies in the classroom, and field trips or special activities for the class.
Master Teacher’s Fund: Income earned by this fund will be used to promote excellence in teaching at KUA. This goal could be achieved in any of the following ways: 1) support for specialized training in particular academic disciplines; 2) support for advanced degree work; 3) support for institutes at KUA; 4) support for cash awards to honor master teachers; 5) support for attendance at annual meetings of professional educational organizations (NAIS, for example). FORMAT: The fund will be composed of gifts made to honor teachers at KUA who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to excellence in teaching. A teacher will receive specific, named recognition within this endowment fund when gifts made in that teacher’s name equal or surpass $5,000. Gifts which, either individually or collectively, do not reach this level can be still joined to the overall total and purposes of this fund. Goal - $50,000 (Between 85-88) $10,000 had already been raised. Teachers honored: John Howe, Mathematics (1984 - ) Floyd Jarvis, English (1931-1945).
Class of 2015 Student Enrichment Fund: This fund was generated from the Class of 2015 Senior Gift Program. This is a permanent Tribute to Kimball Union’s 199th Class. This Fund will provide financial support for deserving students and support innovative and multidisciplinary project ideas, study abroad opportunities, and scholarship. A portion of these proceed also went toward the Fund for Kimball Union’s Access Fund for Financial Aid.
The remaining funds went to offset costs for building the custom outdoor stone hearth to serve as a lasting tribute to the class. This is the same space where school reunions and major events are held. The space also serves as a way for families to stay connected to KUA through their children who will return as alumni to this space for class reunions.
Cullman Scholars Fund: Established in 1982, by the National Advisory Council in honor of Hugh Cullman 1942, who was instrumental in its establishment, for bright deserving students from rural sections of northern New England who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a private school education. They not only receive aid for education but also spend one summer in an Outward Bound Program and one summer working either as an intern in a New York corporation or under the auspices of the American Farm School in Greece. Students are nominated in 9th Grade. In 1987 the National Advisory Council Scholars Program was renamed the Cullman Scholars.
The Cullman Scholars Program at Kimball Union Academy, known originally as the National Advisory Council Scholars program, was modeled after the Morehead Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and as such is a Merit Scholarship program awarded to a student with outstanding qualities. Established by Hugh Cullman ’42 and his brother Paul Cullman ’43, the Cullman Scholarship Program as sought to identify and award those Kimball Union students who exemplify the quality of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, community involvement, and personal achievement. The first students selected for the Cullman Scholars Program were selected from the Class of 1985.
The value of the gift bestowed upon Kimball Union Academy and its students by the Cullman family goes well beyond the financial; simply deciding to apply for a “Cullman” opens the door to a myriad of possibilities for a KUA student. While the application, selection, and award process have evolved over the years, the original intent has remained the same; identify gifted students and give them the opportunity not only to engage in a superlative private school education but to augment that education with travel, leadership and personal growth opportunities.
Sophomore and junior students in good standing may put forward proposals for summer leadership and international experiences that they believe will both encourage their own growth and as a result, benefit the Academy as they share their experiences and their knowledge upon their return the next academic year.
Dartmouth Lectures: Initiated and established in 1982-83 by Robert Bartles and Professor David Kastan of the English Department at Dartmouth College with the purpose to expose as many students as possible to the expertise and the ideas of acknowledged authorities in different intellectual disciplines. It is to be planned and organized by KUA department heads worked in conjunction with the office of the dean of faculty at Dartmouth and involved professors.
Foreign Study Program: James Tebbetts KUA 1963 established in 1988 the Foreign Study Scholarship Fund – “My intention to establish at Kimball Union an endowed fund with its purpose to assist in funding those Kimball Union students who qualify for financial assistance in pursuing a course of study abroad. It is my hope that whatever program is selected will feature as much immersion in the local culture as possible and that, where possible, there is an emphasis on gaining proficiency in the language of the country.”
Simon Harrold Memorial Fund: Established in 1998 by Susan Anderson, Peter Harrold, alumni, and friends, in memory of former faculty member Simon Harrold. Income from this fund enables the award recipient to undertake a special summer study program. The award is made to the student who best reflects Simon’s love of learning, especially in the fields of math, philosophy, and theater.
Corey Salter-Teague ’92 Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in 1991 by his parents, Greg Teague and Anna Salter, in addition to the memorial gifts made to the Academy in honor of their son Corey’s death. Corey played guitar and had a great love for music. This fund supports private music lessons each year for deserving students at the Academy.
Timothy P. Case ’80 Fund for Student Life Programs: The purpose of the Donor in making this gift is to establish an endowed fund to be known as The Timothy P. Case ’80 Fund for Student Life Programs. The fund will provide financial support for education and training for students and faculty to promote individual responsibility, respect for diversity, opportunities for leadership, and develop the virtues of citizenship in the community and in the greater world. Programs shall include education about substance abuse, healthy relationships, and adolescent social development and the variety of difficult choices young adults face today. Funds may be used to invite guest speakers on current adolescent issues, promote the further development of student life programs, and encourage service and leadership opportunities on campus, in the local community and around the world.
Charles F. Giles ’84 Student Health and Wellness Fund: The purpose of the Donor in making this gift is to support the endowment initiative within the Kimball Union Academy IMPACT Campaign and establish an endowed fund to be known as the Charles F. Giles ’84 Student Health and Wellness Fund. The Fund was established in 2013 by the family of Charles F. Giles, Class of 1984, in loving honor of his life and his journey. The purpose of this fund is to support KUA students to develop healthy, productive and fulfilling lives using a range of resiliency, coping and interpersonal tools, and other supports, without reliance upon, abuse of, or addiction to any substance or habit. The Fund will provide financial support for staffing, student intervention and counseling, education and staff training. Ultimately the goal of the Fund is to strengthen students’ self-esteem, mental health, and emotional processing as well as their problem solving, decision making and social skills. It is an additional hope that KUA will establish a reputation for its proactive, honest and rigorous dedication to the long-term health of its students and serve as an inspiration and model for other preparatory schools and high schools.
Oberkotter Equestrian Fund: Established in 2004 by Mrs. Joyce Oberkotter (grandparent of alumna Katie McDevitt ’04 and Megan McDevitt ’06). The purpose of this fund is to establish an endowed fund for an equestrian program at Kimball Union Academy. The annual payout of the fund shall be used to support the annual operations of an equestrian program including coaching, transportation, equipment, and facility use fees. Students participating in the program may be expected to pay an additional fee should facility use fees exceed the annual payout minus the Academy’s costs for coaching, transportation, and equipment. In the event the need for funds for this purpose is eliminated, becomes unreasonably burdensome, or cannot otherwise be accomplished; the Board of Trustees and Head of School of Kimball Union Academy will, after consultation with the Donor or Robert McDevitt if available, direct the use of the fund in the best interest of the Academy and as close to the original intent as possible, with a preference toward underwriting the costs associated with the Academy’s softball and basketball programs.
Akerstrom Arena Fund: This fund is used to maintain the Kimball Union Hockey Program.
Borislow Family Fund: Established in 2007 by Jennifer ’78 and Michael Borislow. This Fund is Restricted Endowment Fund to enhance girl's living spaces and to benefit girl's athletics, and to establish an endowed fund to be known as the “Borislow Family Fund.” In grateful recognition of the Donors’ generosity, and in accordance with applicable policies in effect, the Academy will name the fund the “Borislow Family Fund.” In further recognition, a plaque will be installed in the girls’ locker room in the new athletics center acknowledging the Donors’ contribution to girl’s athletics and living spaces. If the athletics center is not constructed, the plaque will be located at a mutually agreed to an alternative location. The contribution will be noted in future academy publications. The “Borislow Family Fund” will be administered by the Head of School or his/her designee. The fund will be used to support girl’s living spaces and girl’s athletics. The Donors’ have expressed a preference that the funds be used to first support the maintenance of girl’s living spaces and girl’s athletic programs secondly.
Elizabeth Dorr Coffin Library: Income restricted to Coffin Library building maintenance. Coffin Library - built in 1980.
Alfred J. Densmore Memorial Fund: Established in 1996 with a bequest from Marion E. Densmore in memory of her husband, Alfred, Class of 1904, and former President of the Board of Trustees, for whom the residence hall was named. Income from this fund supports the maintenance of Densmore Hall.
Ethel Welch House: Established in 1962, The Arthur Day Welch House Repair Fund was given by Ethel Welch to maintain Welch House. In 1958 she gave funds for remodeling Welch into three faculty apartments.
Alfred L. Allen ’46 Memorial Fund: Established 1999 by Rose Allen in memory of her husband, Alfred, Class of 1946. Income from this fund is restricted for library acquisitions with a preference for books on American History of the Colonial Period.
Dexter & David Coffin Library Fund: Endowment income restricted for library salaries, new books, and equipment. Coffin Library was built in 1980.
Norman R. Deming ’40 Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR): The purpose of this gift is to establish an endowed fund for a student alumni program at Kimball Union Academy. This program will connect current students to alumni, allowing alumni to see the quality of the Academy’s students and educating some of our students regarding the importance of giving back, both time and financially to Kimball Union. The annual payout of the fund shall be used to support the annual operations of this program including training materials and group recognition insignia for selected students. In the event the need for funds for this purpose is eliminated, becomes unreasonably burdensome, or cannot otherwise be accomplished; the Board of Trustees of Kimball Union Academy will, after consultation with the Donor, if available, or in consultation with the Head of School at Kimball Union Academy, direct the use of the fund in the best interest of the Academy and as close to the original intent as possible.
Edward E. Ford Library Fund: Matching grant income restricted to new acquisitions.
The Pond Family Heads Discretionary Endowment Fund: The legacy of Kimball Union Academy is the responsibility of our Head of School, who acts as the ultimate steward of our school mission. Income from the Fund will be used by the Head of School to respond quickly to urgent, unforeseen needs and opportunities that arise within our school community throughout the academic year.
Charles R. Wilson ’39 Fund: Established in 2012, with the proceeds from Mr. Wilson’s gift annuity that was originally donate in May 1994.
Feichtinger Community Service Award: Established in March 2003 by parent Martha Donley Robb to support a community service award in honor of Georg Feichtinger, former faculty 1970-2002. Two awards are to be given annually to one senior and to one underclassman.
Chris Koval ’83 Award Fund: Established in 1985 by M. Frederick Koval, in memory of his brother, for The Koval Award given to “the senior lacrosse player, in memory of Chris Koval, All-American 1983, whose skill, leadership, and gentlemanly conduct inspire teammates and those who love the game.” Income from this fund supports the upkeep and maintenance of a memorial plaque and the purchase of a gift or trophy for the individual recipient.
H. Cranston Lawton Award for Student Journalism: This award was originally funded with annual donations from Cran – beginning in 1995. After a successful career in journalism, Cran chose to establish the Lawton Award for Journalism which recognizes a student each year for their dedication to continuing the excellent quality of Kimball Union’s Student Publications. When Cran passed away in November 2003, his son Greg, was instrumental in the endowing of this award, with personal gifts combined with memorial gifts. When Cran was a student at KUA – he was active with the student newspaper, The Kimball Union, and helped begin the Concordian, the school’s yearbook. “... As part of this gift, he also expressed a desire to establish a student journalism award and underwrite the cost of the award in perpetuity. After conversations with others, I gratefully accepted.
The award is to be given out for the first time at the award ceremony on May 26. The recipient will receive a very attractive pen & pen or pen & mechanical pencil set of high quality. We are hopeful, too, of having the pens inscribed with the student’s name, class year, and perhaps the academy name.
The members of the panel selecting the award recipient each year would be the Director of Publications and Public Relations, the Chairman of the English Department, the faculty representative for The Meridian, and the faculty representative for the “Kimball Union” newspaper. The decision would be subject to review by Bish and Tim.
This is the award citation: “The Lawton Award for Student Journalism, presented to the Kimball Union Academy student who has made the most significant and consistent contribution to student publications of the Academy.”
Kimball Union had much to do with Mr. Lawton’s decision to pursue a career in journalism and, as you might expect, this award has real meaning for him. We have thought that we might ask him to come to campus and hand the award to the first-ever recipient. I’d be interested in your reaction to this idea.”
Munro Family Fund: Established in 1987 by the Munro Family, this fund is for The Mikula Award. It recognizes commitment to the excellence of Headmaster Thomas Mikula and his wife Elva in recognition of commitment to personal, academic, and athletic excellence. A portion of income earned will be used to support an annual prize to be awarded at graduation called The Mikula Award and the prize shall be a book chosen and signed by the Headmaster that in the opinion of the headmaster can be read and valued throughout the senior’s life.
Ray Freeman Jenney Good Citizen Award: An award given annually to the member of the senior class who in all respects has best demonstrated the qualities of responsible citizenship during his/her senior year at the Academy. The award is the US Flag which has been flown from the Academy flag pole during the school year. The income from the fund is restricted to purchase a new flag each year.
Carolan Endowment Fund: The purpose of the Donor in making this gift is to allocate the expendable percentage (as determined by the Board of Trustees) from the support of the “Carolan Endowment Fund.” The “Carolan Endowment Fund” will be administered by the Head of School or his/her designee.
George French Estate: Mr. French was an 1895 non-graduate of KUA and Dartmouth graduate in 1901. He was a teacher in language at Phillips Andover. In his will, he left a sum “to be held in endowment and net income used for general purposes.”
George S. Hebb, Jr. Fund – Kimball Union Academy received a bequest in May 2010 from the Martha B. Hebb Revocable Trust to establish a fund to be known as the George S. Hebb, Jr. Fund, to be used for the general purposes of the organization. George S. Hebb Jr. is from the Class of 1940.
OTHER FUNDS FUNCTIONING AS UNRESTRICTED ENDOWMENT
Boynton Fund: Endowment – no restriction
William P. Brewster Fund: Functioning as endowment senior award given by the class of 1952 in recognition of the many years of faithful service rendered KUA by the Brewsters. Given each year to members of the graduating class who in the opinion of classmates “has what it takes” and whose scholastic results are not necessarily equaled to consistent efforts.
Class of 1895: Award graduating students for attainment of high scholastic merit together with high conduct of citizenship.
Class of 1904
Class of 1905
Class of 1907
Gardner Cobb Fund: Functioning as endowment no restriction on income use. Class of 1897, was a family physician. The last correspondence was in 1959.
Converse Fund: Functioning as an endowment with the use of income restricted to scholarship. In her will, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Curtis Converse, KUA 1910, contributed annually to scholarship in the name of the class of 1910.
Marion Deming Fund: Scholarship – functioning as an endowment. She was in the class of 1909, her husband was Claude Hilliard Deming class of 1905. One son Robert. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September 1966.
1982 Faculty Sabbaticals: Alumni response to a challenge grant in 1982 from the Edward E. Ford Foundation created income from which is restricted to sabbaticals (expenses incurred by faculty due to their year away).
JF Kilton Fund:
1908 -- income for needy students. It could not be used to improve or enlarge the institution's accommodations.
1910 -- income for aid-worthy students who are dependent wholly or in a maruse on their own exertions in obtaining an education. There were Kilton Scholars who received financial aid.
Land & Timber Fund
Stephen P. Mallett Fund: In a letter from Paul Sheff to the widow Alice Mallett it is written that it was added to our endowment funds “specifically, it will be used to endow a scholars’ program for bright, highly-motivated, and talented young men and women who reside in Northern New England. This program which will enroll its first scholars this fall (Fall of 1982) is the beginning of an exciting adventure for the Academy; we have expectations that it will propel Kimball Union into the ranks of the finest prep schools in the country.” It is also noted that the money went into the “anniversary Scholars Endowment Plan”. Functioning as endowment, income restricted to scholarship.
Trustee Memorial Fund: It exists as a vehicle for receiving gifts made in memory of trustees, former, current and emeriti. Income earned as well as the principle may be used as designated by headmaster and trustees. Contributions are made in memory of trustees and expenditures, income and principle can be applied at the discretion of headmaster and trustees in the name of those memorialized. Honored Already: Langdon Hockmeyer ’39 and Harmarnus Swan ’51.
William S. Walter Fund
Allen F. Worrell Fund