Campaigns and Special Funds

Campaigns and special funds are incredibly important parts of Chapin's endowment. They provide support for many special programs and opportunities for the students, such as music programs, robotics classes, special speakers and scholarships. Gifts to campaigns and special funds are always welcome and are invaluable in providing the best facilities and educational opportunities for the girls. Please contact the Advancement Office if you would like any information about any of the special funds below.

Focus Forward


Our strategic plan, “Focus Forward: Toward a Lifetime of Discovery,” will carry Chapin through to 2015. One of Focus Forward’s strategic goals is financial responsibility – providing for our programmatic initiatives while safeguarding Chapin’s financial future. Focus Forward seeks to raise $10 million by winter 2013.

Focus Forward has already taken Chapin to a new level of excellence and prepare our girls for the challenges and opportunities that await them. To read about specific ways donations to Focus Forward have shaped Chapin students already, please click HERE to download a PDF of Focus Forward stories.

Together We Will

Together We Will closed on December 31, 2009. The fund raised through this campaign provided Chapin with state-of-the art science labs and brand new facilities.

For a listing of donors to the Together We Will endowment campaign, contact the advancement office at 212.744.5007.

Special Endowment Funds

Donations to Chapin’s special funds are always welcome. A few of the causes most supported by Chapin’s donors include Faculty Support, Financial Aid, and general improvement and opportunities provided to Chapin and the students.

Faculty Support

  • The Abigail Bristol '03 Fund in Support of Chapin Faculty Professional Development and Enrichment
  • The Bettina Goldstein Decker Fund
  • Ruth S. Proffitt '47 Faculty Endowment Fund
  • Sanger Faculty Fund
  • Tanaka Ueshima Family Global Studies Faculty Supporter Training Fund

Financial Aid

  • The Bassman Fund
  • Virginia Moffatt Nickerson '44 Fund
  • Mildred Jeanmaire Berendsen Endowment Fund
  • Mary Norman Whiteside Memorial Fund
  • Haven R. Bloom Scholarship Fund
  • Haven R. Bloom Summer Gymnastics Award Fund
  • Borock Fund
  • The L.W. Frohlich Charitable Trust
  • Anne Cox '36 and Mazie Cox '63 Special Emergency Fund
  • Amanda Gershon '88 Scholarship Fund
  • The Ethel Grey Stringfellow / Hsioh-ren and Ying-bao Wei Fund
  • Diane Irish Scholarship Fund for Lower School Students
  • The Neubauer Lower School Fund
  • The Sarah Paschall Davis Smith Fund
  • Patterson Kempner Scholarship Fund
  • Jean Houston Plum Scholarship Fund
  • The Frank and Connie Spencer Scholarship Fund
  • Hope Babette Tang '79 Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Margaret Yates Thorne '73 & Nathan C. Thorne Scholarship Fund
  • The William B. Weaver Fund
  • Helen Watson Buckner '35 Memorial Scholarship Fund

General Endowment Funds

  • Mary Norman Whiteside Memorial Fund
  • Nicky Stout Chapin '52 Lecture Series Fund
  • The Earl and DePaola Global Studies Speaker Series/Panel Program
  • G. F. Robert Hanke and Lynn Hanke '73 Flower Fund
  • The Cynthia Wang World Language Fund
  • Electra Webb Bostwick '29 Fund for Visiting Artists
  • Magowan Art & Music Fund
  • Carolynn Matthews '87 Scholarship Fund
  • Electra Webb Bostwick '29 Fund for Visiting Artists
  • The Prager Endowment for Environmental Sciences
  • Head of the River Ranch Fund
  • The Mary Buckner Shea '64 and Robert B. Shea Endowment Fund for the support of the Mildred Jeanmaire Berendsen Information Technology Center
  • The Schrade Family Endowment Fund for the Enhancement of the Quality of Music
  • Swarzman Family Robotics Program

To make a pledge payment, please call 212.744.5007.

For questions, please contact Anne Borland, Director of Advancement, at borland@chapin.edu or 212.744.5007.

100 East End Avenue

New York, NY 10028

212.744.2335

www.chapin.edu
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