Undesignated Endowment Fund
Income from this fund supports the school’s operating expenses including faculty salaries and professional development, student financial assistance, building and campus maintenance, utilities, and student programs such as athletics and drama. Earnings from this important endowment provide an additional source of revenue to fund operating expenses supported in large part by tuition, fees and the annual fund. A percentage of the annual fund is designated to this endowment fund each year. Some donors give to this fund to forever endow their annual fund gift.
Media Center Endowment
Income is used to fund needs of the two media centers.
Ahlport Library Fund
Established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Ahlport, parents of Eric Ahlport ’06, this endowment funds acquisitions and collections for both libraries/media centers.
Julie Boylan ’00 Memorial Library Endowment
Established in 1991 by Jacqueline and David Boylan, the fund supports one or both of the libraries’/media centers’ acquisitions and collections in memory of Julie Boylan ’00.
Frank Brenner Coach’s Award Endowment
Established in 2004 in honor of Alumni Parent Frank Brenner, father of Matthew Brenner ’03 and Molly Brenner ’05, the annual award is given to a member of the GDS Coaching Staff who best exemplifies the leadership and sportsmanship qualities expected of all GDS athletes.
Russell Andrew Britt ’97 Endowment Fund
Established in 2006 in memory of alumnus Russell Britt ’97 by his family and friends, the fund encourages and equips interested faculty to promote the exploration of the natural world, to coax creative expression, and influence their students through teaching.
Brodie Endowment for Diversity and Tolerance
Established in 1996 the fund supports diversity programs. The Brodies are parents of Alex Brodie ’95, Ben Brodie ’00 and Mark Brodie ’03.
Sue W. Cole Women’s Sports Endowment
Established in 2000, in honor of parent and trustee Sue Cole, mother of Adrienne Cole ’96 and Suzanne Cole Yaver ‘00, the fund supports women’s sports programs.
Dr. Ronald L. Davis III and Elizabeth T. “Kee” Davis Community Service Endowment
Established in 2005 by the parents of Elizabeth Davis ’00 and Anne Davis ’03, this fund supports expenses related to K – 12 community service activities at Greensboro Day School.
The Davis/Richmond Endowment
Established in 1996 in honor of the first girls’ basketball coaches Kathy Davis and Sue Richmond, the fund supports women’s varsity basketball with a student award as well as the purchase of uniforms and other equipment for the program.
FACEOFF Lacrosse Endowment
Established in 2008, the award recognizes a junior or senior boys’ lacrosse player who represents excellence in scholarship and sportsmanship and provides program funds. Anyone with an interest in supporting GDS lacrosse is welcome to give to this endowment.
Fish and Upton College Counseling Endowment
Established in 2019 by an anonymous donor, the Fish and Upton College Counseling Endowment directs funds to the operations needed for the College Counseling office. The endowment celebrates both Tricia Fish and Jackie Upton, two professionals who helped the program grow in stature and reputation. Their care for students was a hallmark of the program that continues today.
David Gilbert Global Education Endowed Fund
In recognition for his 44 years of service to Greensboro Day School, Anne and Sam Hummel established the endowment to reflect the school’s ongoing commitment to global education, a hallmark of David Gilbert’s career at GDS.
Joseph L. Gorga Family Endowment
Being involved in textile technology throughout his life, Joseph L. Gorga was a big proponent of science and math. To honor his legacy, his wife Carolyn and children Matthew '08 and Caroline '05 established the Joseph L. Gorga Family Endowment which directs funds primarily to enriching activities or equipment for teachers and students in the areas of math and/or science.
The Charles A. Hayes Athletic Endowment
Established in 1994 the fund supports the athletic program. The late Mr. Hayes is the grandfather of Krystyn Hayes ’03, Ryan Hayes ’07, Shannon Holbrook Burris ’90, Gary Holbrook ’95, David Holbrook ’99, Melanie Wagoner Garner ’93 and Chuck Wagoner ’94.
The Headmaster’s Discretionary Fund Endowment
Established in 2003 by Mrs. Margaret Brooks, a founding supporter with her husband Thornton Brooks, the fund is used at the discretion of the Head of School to provide financial resources to assist students, faculty or staff in the GDS community in times of great need.
Henschen Library Endowment
Established in 1994, this endowment funds purchases for the libraries/media centers. Ellen Henschen was a former PA president and trustee; she and husband Gary are the parents of Josef Henschen ’99, Samuel Henschen ’03 and Elizabeth Henschen ’06.
The Hull Library Endowment
This fund was established in 1999 by alumnus Michael Hull ’76 (now deceased), father of Meredith Hull ’05, and Michael Hull ’16. The fund supports acquisitions and collections for both media centers.
Freddy Johnson Athletics Endowment
Established in 2021, the endowment directs funds to the general operations of all of the sports teams at Greensboro Day School. The endowment reflects Freddy Johnson’s commitment to every athlete in every sport for his outstanding service as athletic director.
The Gail M. LeBauer Endowment for Girls' Leadership
Established in 2020, this endowment will fund the GDS Girl's Forum, which will provide essential, local, and national opportunities for girls at GDS to make meaning of the world around them, in ways that build competence, confidence, and vision.
The Long Family Endowment
Established in 1995 by parents Kathryn and Bobby Long, this fund supports the general needs of Greensboro Day School. They are the parents of Katie Long Stevenson ’99 and Robert Long ’02.
The Roger Moore Endowment for Latin Studies
This fund was established in 1994 with a gift from The Oscar and Mossie Teague Foundation, Inc. and named The Teague Endowment for Latin Studies. The purpose is to encourage students to take Latin in the Upper School by providing funds for school-sponsored travel to countries involved in the study of Latin. Upon the retirement of Roger Moore in December 2011, the fund was renamed by the Teague Foundation to honor Mr. Moore's many years of service to GDS.
Neptune Outdoor Experiential Learning Endowment
Established in 2019, this endowment will help the Junior Backpacking Trip and other outdoor experiential learning at Greensboro Day School.
Established in 2003, this fund provides supplemental revenue to support the school’s annual operating expenses. The family who established the fund wishes to remain anonymous.
Samet Family Endowment
Established in 2021 by Arthur and Emilie Samet, the Samet Family Endowment directs funds to experiential learning programs for students at Greensboro Day School.
Lanty Smith Endowment for Math and Science Equipment
Established by his daughters Abby Smith Presson ’88, Meg Smith ’90 and Amanda Smith Lacoff ’93, the fund supports purchases for Upper School Math and Science.
Brad Starr ’87 Memorial Endowments
Established in 1986, the fund supports basketball, baseball, golf, soccer and field hockey camps for student-athletes. The funds were established by his father, Bill Starr.
The Katherine Rapp Wood '93 Leadership Endowment
Created in 2018 by Jean and Bob Rapp and named in honor of their daughter, Katherine, this endowment gives the school the ability to fund student leadership opportunities that will give students more experiences to develop leadership skills that will enhance the school's mission.
Worth Family Endowment
This endowment supports the arts programs at Greensboro Day School. Lauren and David Worth are parents of Alex Worth ’01 and Marshall Worth ’05.