The Fenn School endowment helps provide financial stability for the School. Over the past nine decades, alumni, families, and friends have created endowed funds to provide long-term financial support for Fenn.
If you are interested in learning more about establishing a named endowment fund or supporting one listed below, please contact Anne Boudreau, Interim Director of Advancement, at 978-318-3525.
The Acorn Fund
Read E. Albright Fenn Scholarship Fund
Argosy Foundation Fund for Faculty Salaries
Established in 2003 by The Argosy Foundation, at the suggestion of alumni brothers, as a challenge to the School community. Income from this fund helps support salaries for the School's teachers, Fenn's most valuable asset.
Walter W. Birge Service Award
Established in June 1994 by Barry and MaryAnn Rosen, parents of Jonathan E. Rosen ’94. This fund honors Walter Birge, Fenn’s fourth headmaster, and its income supports a graduation prize for philanthropy and support of the Fenn community.
Mark W. Biscoe H'95 & Jane E. Biscoe Scholarship Fund
Established in May 2021 by Fenn's Alumni Council, family, friends, and former students in memory of Mark Biscoe and in honor of Jane Biscoe. This fund recognizes the countless ways in which Mark and Jane embraced each member of the Fenn community as an individual and held that person close to their hearts across so many decades.
Boys at the Heart Teacher Salary Fund
Established in 2005 as part of the Boys at the Heart campaign, income from this fund supports Fenn's greatest single budgetary expense--faculty salaries and benefits. The fund helps Fenn attract and retain inspiring teachers who understand boys.
Boys at the Heart Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Anne F. Brooke & Peter A. Brooke Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by their son, John F. Brooke '77, to honor his parents and their long and close association with The Fenn School. Income from this fund supports accessibility and affordability scholarships to enroll at Fenn worthy and talented boys with financial need to enrich their education and that of all Fenn boys.
Ruth M. Connolly Scholarship Fund
Established in April 1998 by Dick and Ann Marie Connolly, parents of Richard F. Connolly III ’98, Ryan E. Connolly ’99, and Kevin S. Connolly ’03, with gifts from family and friends. The fund honors the memory Mr. Connolly’s mother, and income generated by the fund supports scholarships for Fenn students in need of financial assistance.
Established in January 1981 by Dr. and Mrs. J. Philip Kistler, parents of Philip C. W. Kistler ’82 and David W. Kistler ’83. This fund was created as part of the Foundation for Fenn’s Future campaign, chaired by Wendy Kistler. Income generated by the fund supports the development and enrichment of Fenn’s faculty through grants for “summer sabbaticals.”
Diversity Initiative Endowment Fund
Established anonymously in 2011 in a challenge to the Fenn community to support financial aid for boys from under-represented ethnicities. Income generated by the fund provides tuition assistance for students of Latino and Black/African American heritage.
Robert C. Duncan Marching Band Fund
Established in October 2013 in memory of Bob Duncan with gifts from family and friends. Income from the fund supports the needs of the school’s Marching Band program such equipment replacement and repair, competition/festival expenses, or any other related areas.
Endowed Fund for Fenn Faculty & Staff Children
Established in May 2009 by an anonymous Fenn family. This fund supports the sons of Fenn’s faculty and staff enrolled under the tuition remission and financial aid programs who require additional funding for tutoring and other school programs, such as instrumental music instruction, band, language trips, and hockey.
Faculty Professional Development Endowment Fund
Abbott T. Fenn '34 Fund for Summer Exploration & Learning
Established in August 2015 through a bequest from Abbott T. Fenn '34, son of the School's founder Roger C. Fenn and Eleanor Fenn. Income from this fund supports Fenn boys on financial aid who wish to participate in a summer program.
The Fenn Philanthropy Fund
Established in January 2005 by an anonymous Fenn family. This fund supports Fenn’s commitment to encourage, guide, and teach philanthropy to its students. Income from this fund promotes philanthropic outreach by Fenn students through volunteerism, fundraising, and grant making.
Financial Aid Endowment Fund
Dr. Samuel C. Fleming Memorial Fund
Established by the Class of 1965 at the time of their 25th reunion in 1990 in memory of their classmate Sam Fleming. Income from the fund supports the annual Fleming Prize awarded at Fenn’s graduation.
Founders' Fund for Educational Innovation
Established in 2005 by members of Roger and Eleanor Fenn’s family. Income from this fund is used to enhance Fenn’s academic life through both professional development opportunities for the faculty and whole-school programs, thus ensuring the continued evolution of Fenn’s innovative curriculum and the educational vision of its founders.
Manton Challenge Financial Aid Endowment Fund
Susan M. Mayer Faculty Development Fund
Established in December 2012 through a bequest from Susan Mayer, former Fenn trustee and mother of David M. Slye '74 and Paul E. Slye '77. Income from this fund supports faculty professional development activities.
The John G. Mulvany Fund
Established in March 2006 in honor of John G. Mulvany (1939-1986), former Fenn trustee and chair of the Compensation Committee, by Lily Mulvany and her sons Jonathon P. Mulvany ’85, Taragh T. Mulvany ’87, and David M. Mulvany ’95. Income from the fund supports professional development for teachers, as they seek out the most meaningful learning opportunities for intellectual renewal, growth, and discovery.
Rosse Family Scholarship Fund
Established in October 1998 by Tom and Bonnie Rosse, parents of Jonathon J. Rosse ’04 and grandparents of Evan T. Rosse ’03 and Kyle B. Rosse ’05. This fund provides income to provide tuition assistance for a minority student who demonstrates financial need, academic stability, and soundness of character.
Lucian Johnson Rogers '06 Scholarship Fund
The Lucian (Luke) Johnson Rogers '06 Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by Laura Johnson and Arthur "Tooey" Rogers in loving memory of their son. The income from this permanently restricted endowment fund will help support boys who demonstrate Luke's bright smile and enthusiasm for life, and who might not have the opportunity to attend Fenn without financial assistance.
Dawson Atlee Rutter III '09 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 by his father, Dawson A. Rutter, Jr., in loving memory of his son. Income from this fund provides scholarships to qualified boys who require tuition assistance to enroll at Fenn, with a preference for students who have a demonstrated love for the arts.
Sergei “Jay” Samoylenko Scholarship Fund
Joan Alden & William Chase Speidel '49 Library Endowment Fund
Bob and Kathy Starensier Scholarship Fund
Established in 2023 upon the occasion of Bob “Star” Starensier’s retirement after 41 years of teaching, coaching, and advising at The Fenn School, this endowed scholarship fund honors both Bob and Kathy Starensier, two extraordinary educators who embody all that is best about the School. Through the generosity of alumni, parents, colleagues, family, and friends, this fund celebrates Kathy and Bob’s devotion and commitment to Fenn boys. Income from the fund supports partial financial aid grants for students with demonstrated need, whose families need extra help to cover the full tuition.
Spencer E. Streetman '97 Fund
Established in July 2019 with gifts from family and friends in memory of Spencer Streetman ’97 to honor and celebrate his love of both Fenn and Camp Merrowvista. Income from the fund supports Fenn boys on financial aid by subsidizing the portion of the cost of the fifth-grade class trip to Merrowvista that is not covered by their financial aid award.
Robert W. Swift Sports Memorial Fund
Established in November 2007 in memory of Robert W. Swift by his wife Priscilla Swift and their sons Jonathan “Deacon” Swift ’99 and Robert W. Swift IV ’00, as well as family and friends. Income from this fund supports the athletic program at Fenn.
Ann S. Upchurch Scholarship Fund
Established in August 1997 by Katherine Upchurch Takvorian and Ronald W. Takvorian, parents of Samuel Upchurch Tavorian ’99. This fund honors the memory of Mrs. Takvorian’s mother, and its income supports Fenn students in need of financial aid.
Jerry Ward & Lorraine Garnett Ward Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by the Nicholas Family with the hope that members of the Fenn community will join in honoring the enduring educational impact Jerry and Lorraine had on Fenn students across their 25-year tenure at the School. Its income funds accessibility and affordability scholarships to enroll at Fenn worthy and talented boys with financial need.
Kevin P. White '93 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by family and friends to honor and celebrate Kevin's life and love of Fenn. Income from this fund supports those students enrolled at Fenn who are from socio-economically, racially, or ethnically diverse backgrounds and in need of tuition assistance.