Endowment Funds

A strong endowment helps an institution sustain its vision, offers flexibility during tough economic times, and provides future financial stability. Continued endowment growth supports financial assistance for students and salary increases and benefits for the faculty, and helps maintain the excellence of the educational program.

{“An endowment gift is, in essence, a gift of love.”}

Current Funds Include:

The Susan Dawson Faculty Salary Fund, established by a Beauvoir alumnus in 2005 to honor Susan Dawson, a second grade teacher who taught at Beauvoir in the '50's and '60's. The income from this fund will be designated to support faculty salaries.

The Sylvia H. Thompson Milestone Fund, created in 2005 in loving memory of Beauvoir’s beloved science teacher, Sylvia Howe Thompson. Through this fund the school will be able to offer teachers incentive to continue their work at Beauvoir and reward their wonderful work with children.

The Faculty Salary Endowment Fund
, established during Beauvoir's 1987 capital campaign to provide income to support teachers' salaries.

The Miriam Glass Endowment Fund, established in 1980 to honor Beauvoir's first art teacher, Mrs. Miriam Glass, on the occasion of her retirement. Income from this fund supports general operating expenses.

The Julia Morse Scholarship Fund was created to honor one of Beauvoir's original faculty members who taught at the School for more than 40 years. Income from this fund is applied to financial assistance.

The Madeleine R. Lockman Endowment Fund, established in 1990 by Steven Lockman and his sons, Michael '88 and Andrew '90, in memory of their mother who was an elementary school teacher. The fund's income is applied to providing professional development opportunities for young teachers.

For further information on making a charitable contribution to Beauvoir’s endowment, please contact Joan Fergerson at jfergerson@cathedral.org or 202-537-6495.