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The Second Century Legacy Society

The Second Century Legacy Society


An Invitation to Join The Second Century Legacy Society

Members of The Second Century Legacy Society have expressed their commitment to The Potomac School through a very special and important form of financial support.

These donors have named Potomac as a beneficiary of a planned gift. Gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance. Unless otherwise specified, all planned gifts are applied to the School's unrestricted endowment. A donor may choose to designate his or her gift to any of the school's restricted endowment funds (listed below).

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in The Second Century Legacy Society.

Membership Benefits

Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.

The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining The Second Century Legacy Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.

The Potomac School Second Century Legacy Society

The Second Century Legacy Society recognizes Potomac alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends who have remembered the School through a bequest intention or other estate planned gift.

Four Anonymous members
Estate of Nena Bowman Adams '62
John H. Arundel '81
Estate of Perry C. Ausbrook
Mrs. Kenneth Bacon
Estate of Barbara M. Barksdale
Suzanne Bennison
Ann Biraben
Diana Fleming Bouchard '60
Ann S. Brown '74
Mrs. Ellen Brown
Estate of Jane Acheson Brown '32
Mr. Jonathan C. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. "Dut" Brown, Jr.
Estate of Louise Este Bruce '38
Ruth Hale Buchanan '31
Frances Walton Buehler '53
Katherine Bowman Burton '59
Mrs. Juan M. Cameron
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Caplin
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Carlucci III
Tim and Merrill Carrington
Anne Palms Chalmers '57
Estate of John Chapman Chester
Susan D. Cooley '57
Estate of Helen and Charles Crowder
Patsy Cushing '59
Mrs. Norma J. Dais
G. Allen Dale and Yvette Rivera
George and Marcia Bell de Garmo '57
Stephanie de Sibour '60
Jina and Joe Doloboff
Estate of LeRoy and Ruth Pearson Eakin
Beth and Tom Eckert
Louise B. Rose Emery '81
Estate of Micki Bingham Esselstyn '57
Angelica White Ewing '50
Estate of Mrs. Rockwood H. Foster
Barbara Cushing Gibbs '61
Estate of Mrs. John S. Graham
Mr. and Mrs. David I. Granger
Estate of David I. Granger, Jr. '90
Charles J. Hitchcock '68

Estate of Mrs. David B. Holdsworth
Matthew D. Jackson '85
Stephanie Amann Kapsis '01
Kerry Kennedy-Cuomo '74
Mr. and Mrs. Nevin E. Kuhl
Mr. Denis Lamb
Mr. Brock Landry
Jane Choate Lorentz
Estate of Mary Durant Lucas '43
Estate of Mary N. Maxwell
Suzanne McIntire
Damon E. Moley '90
Estate of Nicholas W. Newbold '61
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Oppenheimer
Gerry Wellborn Orem '44
Mrs. Howard M. Orr
Estate of Julia L. Pell '68
Mrs. Elisabeth Pendleton
Estate of Anne Tobin Perry
Elizabeth Sterling Perske '72
Elizabeth Phillips '75
Thorn Pozen '81
Estate of Ethel Worthington Riley '31
A. Birney W. Robert '53
Estate of William F. Roeder, Jr.
Estate of Mary Ross '53
Estate of Elsie C. Rupprecht
Estate of Landon Schmitt '99
Kate and Tod Sedgwick
Cynthia Barry Shea '61
Estate of Prentiss Johnson Shillingford '58
David S. Spalding '77
Sharyn L. Stein
Estate of Mrs. Martha S. Stewart
Henry '72 and Kathleen Strong
Estate of Bettina Hartley Tierney '52
Mr. John Vanderstar
Ann Bradley Vehslage '55
Estate of Sandra Auchincloss Wadsworth '62
Estate of Mrs. Robert W. Wilson
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Winkler
Evelyn Hill Zolondek '55


Katherine Weeks Davidge Music Fund
Established by John W. Davidge, Jr. '33 in memory of his mother.

Winifred Edelson Endowment Fund for Theater and Music
Established in memory of Middle School teacher Winifred Edelson to provide for the continuation of a strong performing arts program in the Middle School.

Mary Ross Scott Reed and Catharine Bemiss McGuire Fund
Established by a faculty member in honor of her two grandmothers to provide funds for framing senior class art and photography and thus establish a permanent Upper School art collection.


James Albrittain Memorial Fund for Faculty Salaries
Established in 1995 in memory of James Albrittain, father of Potomac students Jim '02, Ashley '03, Natalie '04 and Brooks '07, and Ben and Lily. Proceeds are designated for faculty salaries.

Betty and Percy Brower Teacher Enrichment Fund
Established in 2004 by the Chappell family through the Campaign for Potomac’s Future to support enrichment opportunities for teachers.

Endowment Fund for Faculty Salaries and Professional Development
Established by the Campaign for Potomac’s Future in 2004 to support faculty salaries and professional development.

Faculty Salaries Endowment Fund
Established by the Fund for the Eighties Capital Campaign in 1981 to support faculty salaries.

Samuel Gordon '70 Memorial Fund for Faculty Salaries
Established by Anita Gordon in memory of her son, Samuel Gordon ’70, the fund benefits faculty salaries.

Donna Lewis Endowment for Faculty Enrichment and Professional Development
Established in 2010 in honor of departing Lower School Head Donna Lewis. Proceeds are to support the Lower School faculty through summer study, professional development meetings, workshops, research, seminars, conferences and other activities that enhance effective faculty interactions with every young scholar.


Endowment Funds for Financial Aid
Established by the Campaign for Potomac's Future in 2004 to support financial aid.

Richard A. Bennett, Jr. Endowment for Minority Student Financial Aid
This fund was established as a challenge, met by many friends of the School, and is designated for financial aid for African American students.

Class of 1967 Scholarship Fund
At the time of their ninth grade graduation, the Class of 1967 determined that their annual gifts would fund a Class Scholarship to which they would give at least $1 a year for each year since graduation.

Class of 1976 Tom Brothers Scholarship Fund
Established by the Class of 1976 in memory of a beloved teacher.

Michael E. Granger '75 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the David Granger family to benefit a Lower School minority student.

Abby Hoopes Memorial Endowment Fund
In memory of Abigail Hoopes, trustee and mother of Martha '80, Nancy '82, Wendy '84 and Rachel '96, the family established an endowment fund to provide financial aid to minority students.

Helen Lamb Memorial Endowment Fund
In memory of Helen Lamb, mother of William '94, the family established a scholarship fund for children of Foreign Service officers or other students in financial need.

Murray Hume Bradley Peck Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Frederick P. Hitz in honor of his aunt, Murray Hume Bradley Peck, a former chairman of The Potomac School Board of Trustees. Proceeds are to fund a scholarship to residents of the District of Columbia on the basis of financial need.

Carol Preston Scholarship Fund
Established in 1961 by the Board of Trustees in honor of retiring headmistress Carol Preston, following her 32 years of service to The Potomac School.

The Susan Kris Scholarship Fund - Established in 2015 by Jamie '97 and Patrick '99 in memory of their mother, Susan Kris. Proceeds provide financial aid to currently enrolled students from single-parent households with demonstrated need.


Darcy Bacon Library Endowment
Established in honor of former Board Chairman Darcy Bacon by Sally Engelhard Pingree and the Charles Engelhard Foundation, this fund benefits the Upper School Library through the Circle of Friends of the Libraries.

Charles Higginson, Jr. '73 Memorial Library Fund
Established by Charles and Genevra Higginson, Timothy '74, Stephen '76 and Philip '79, in recognition of the importance of The Potomac School in the life of their son and brother. Proceeds are to buy books for the Lower and Middle School libraries.

Margaret Keen Lowry Memorial Library Fund
Established by Philip H. Lowry, Georgia Lowry Orphan '64 and Marion Lowry '70 in memory of their wife and mother, longtime assistant librarian and volunteer. Proceeds are to buy books for the libraries.


Giles Green '85 Memorial Fund
Established by Anne and Nigel Green, Dominic '84 and Holly '86, and contributed to by classmates and friends, the fund benefits Middle and Intermediate School science programs.

H. John Heinz III Computer Center Fund
Members of the Heinz family, recognizing the future use of computers in the education of children, began this endowment fund in 1983 in support of that need.

Environmental Science and Stewardship Endowment
Established by Francisco Fernandez-Asin and Katherine Kim to teach Potomac students how to reduce their carbon footprint and model responsible environmental stewardship throughout their lives.

Margaret A. Thompson ’12 Science Teacher Development Endowment
Established in 2011 by David and Catherine Thompson to provide assistance for faculty and their students for further exploration and program development in and outside of the classroom.


Class of 2002 Endowment Fund for Faculty Enrichment
Established in 2002 by the parents of the Class of 2002 in honor of their graduating children in order to thank the teachers who are devoting their energies to making Potomac the special place it is.

Geoff Jones Global Perspectives and Citizenship Program Endowed Fund
Established by the Board of Trustees in 2013 to honor departing Head of School, Geoff Jones. The fund will provide Upper School students opportunities for the critical study of global issues internationally and within the United States.

Beatrice Lindsten Fund for Traditional Assemblies
Established by the Board of Trustees upon the retirement of Beatrice Lindsten, teacher and Head of the Middle School for 33 years.

Helen Seth-Smith Community Service Fund
To honor the Assistant Headmistress of Potomac School (1939 to 1961) the Classes of 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945 established this fund as their reunion gift in 1989. Proceeds support the Community Service program.


Eakin Family Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Eakin, Jr.

Hilary Hoover Luther '47 Memorial Endowment Fund
Established by C. James Luther in memory of his wife, Hilary Hoover Luther, class of 1947, to be used for general support of The Potomac School.

Katherine Coe Ruffin '51 Memorial Fund
Given in appreciation to The Potomac School by William C. Coe in memory of his daughter.

Unrestricted Endowment Fund

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