Endowed Funds

The Foote School benefits each year from a number of endowed funds established by parents and past parents, alumni and friends of the school. Each fund is held within the school’s Endowment, and a distribution is made annually from interest earned. The annual distribution is used to support the purpose designated by the donor(s).

The goal of Foote’s Endowment is to provide significant, stable and sustainable funding to support the school’s annual operating budget and specific donor-designated programs. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the draw from Endowment added more than $370,000 to the school’s operating budget.

Unrestricted Endowed Funds

S. Prescott Bush Clement Endowed Fund

The S. Prescott Bush Clement Endowed Fund was established in 2007 in honor of the late Prescott Clement '35. The proceeds are used at the discretion of the school’s Board of Directors. Make your gift online.

Bob and Mary Beth Congdon Centennial Endowment Fund

The Bob and Mary Beth Congdon Centennial Endowment Fund was established in 2017 in honor of Foote's Centennial. The proceeds will be used at the discretion of the school’s Board of Directors. Make your gift online.

Endowment for Financial Aid

Benevento Family Scholarship

The Benevento Family Scholarship was established in 1987 by the Benevento Family. Make your gift online.

Stephen Binder '78 Scholarship Fund

The Stephen Binder '78 Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 with a specific focus on support for students from the city of New Haven. Make your gift online.

Simone Brown Fund

The Simone Brown Fund was established in memory of Simone Brown, class of 1981, following her death in 1983. Make your gift online.

Carolyn Foundation Endowment

The Carolyn Foundation Endowment was established by generous gifts from The Carolyn Foundation in 1989 and 1998. This fund has grown to more than $250,000, providing significant annual funding for financial aid for children of color from New Haven. Make your gift online.

Celentano Scholarship Fund

The Celentano Scholarship Fund was created to recognize the many contributions of Freddie Celentano, who worked at Foote as a member of the maintenance staff from 1963-1977. Make your gift online.

Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1972 Scholarship Fund was created in 2015 in memory of John Hare ’72 (1958 – 2015). Make your gift online.

Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 by members of the Class of 1975 to mark Foote’s centennial year. Make your gift online.

Jay Cox Endowment for Financial Aid

The Jay Cox Endowment for Financial Aid was established in 2017 in recognition of Jay's commitment to financial aid and his many contributions to the school during his 35 years at Foote. Make your gift online.

Timothy and Mary P. Doukas Fund

The Timothy and Mary P. Doukas Fund was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. John Zandy in memory of Mrs. Zandy’s parents. Make your gift online.

Martha Babcock Foote Fund

The Martha Babcock Foote Fund was established in memory of the founder and first head of school, 1916–1935. Make your gift online.

Margaret Hitchcock Fund

The Margaret Hitchcock Fund was established in memory of Margaret Ballou Hitchcock, Foote English teacher and head of the upper school, 1931-1957. Make your gift online.

Jean G. Lamont Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Jean G. Lamont Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 in recognition of Jean Lamont’s commitment to diversity and a strong financial aid program during her tenure as head of school from 1992-2004. Make your gift online.

Jean and Edward Kirby Endowed Fund

The Jean and Edward Kirby Endowed Fund was established in 2013 by their son, John T. Kirby '69, in recognition of their love of the school and with intention to honor the importance of learning other languages and literatures. Mrs. Kirby was the assistant to the head of school from 1966-91. Make your gift online.

LaViola Family Scholarship Fund

The LaViola Family Scholarship Fund was established by Philomena and John LaViola in honor of their grandchildren, Alexandra LaViola ’06 and John LaViola ’09. Make your gift online.

Hannah Lee Memorial Endowed Fund

The Hannah Lee Memorial Endowed Fund, established in memory of Hannah Lee ’08 (1993–2004), provides annual support for the school’s financial aid program. Make your gift online.

Jonathan Milikowsky Scholarship Fund

The Jonathan Milikowsky Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 in memory of Jon Milikowsky ’98 by his parents, Sharon and Daniel Milikowsky; his brother, Matthew ’95; and his sister, Jennifer ’02. The fund provides financial aid for a student in grades 6 through 9 who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, cheerful engagement with classmates and teachers, kindness, optimism and appreciation and respect for others. Make your gift online.

Pasi-Sachdev Family Fund

The Pasi-Sachdev Family Fund was created in 2005 by the Pasi-Sachdev family to reflect their deep appreciation of the Foote School community. Make your gift online.

Orten L. Pengue Scholarship Fund

The Orten L. Pengue Scholarship Fund was created in 2008 in honor of the beloved theatrical costumer and make-up expert who worked with Foote productions from 2001 until his death in 2008. It was Ort's wish that the fund provide annual support for students who would otherwise be unable to attend Foote. Make your gift online.

Frank M. Perrine Scholarship Fund

The Frank M. Perrine Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 in recognition of Frank’s many contributions to Foote as headmaster from 1967 – 1992. Make your gift online.

Phyllis Brown Sandine Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Phyllis Brown Sandine Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 by Inner-City Scholarships for Independent Schools in honor of Mrs. Sandine, a Foote parent, longtime friend of the school, and an advocate for early childhood education. The Fund provides financial aid for New Haven children enrolled at Foote. Make your gift online.

Gene J. Takahashi Fund

The Gene J. Takahashi Fund was created in 2010 by Dean Takahashi and Wendy Sharp, Kerry Takahashi '07 and Kai Takahashi '09, in honor of Dean's father. Make your gift online.

Anne Schroeder Vroman '46 Scholarship Fund

The Anne Schroeder Vroman Scholarship Fund was created in 2006 by Barent Vroman in memory of his wife, a member of the class of 1946. Make your gift online.

Betsy Welch Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Betsy Welch Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to honor Betsy's commitment as Director of Admissions, 1976 - 1993, to enrolling students from a broad range of racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Make your gift online.

Campus and Facilities

Jay Cox Endowment for PPRRSM

The Jay Cox Endowment for PPRRSM was established in 2017 in recognition of Jay's leadership and dedication to maintaining Foote's campus. This fund annually supports the costs of maintaining the campus through the provision for plant replacement, renewal and special maintenance. Make your gift online.

Curriculum Enrichment

Martha Brochin Endowed Fund for Library Books

The Martha Brochin Endowed Fund for Library Books was established in 2004 in memory of Martha Brochin, a Foote School parent and much-loved New Haven pediatrician. Make your gift online.

Margaret Brooks Endowed Fund

The Margaret Brooks Endowed Fund was established in 2010 in memory of Madame Brooks, French teacher at Foote and parent of Preston '79, Kate '82 and Nat '87. The fund supports the school's language department. Make your gift online.

Polly Fiddler Art Fund

The Polly Fiddler Art Fund was established by parents and former students in recognition of Polly Fiddler’s outstanding work as an art teacher at Foote for more than three decades, 1978–2009. The fund supports the school’s studio art program. Make your gift online.

Levin Fund

The Levin Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Levin. The proceeds are used annually by the library staff to purchase books and materials to enrich and extend the collection of the Frank M. Perrine Library. Make your gift online.

Library Endowment

The Library Endowment is comprised of gifts to endowment intended to support the Frank M. Perrine Library. Make your gift online.

Jonathan Milikowsky Technology Fund

The Jonathan Milikowsky Technology Fund was created by classmates, family and friends in memory of Jon ’98. It provides annual support to the Technology Department, particularly to support new technology and innovative uses of technology. Make your gift online.

Jean Shepler Miller Music Fund

The Jean Shepler Miller Music Fund was established in 2009 by alumni who studied music with Mrs. Shepler during her long career at Foote, 1953–1991. The Fund provides support for the school’s music department. Make your gift online.

Marian W. Spiro Fund for Science Enrichment

The Marian W. Spiro Fund for Science Enrichment, named in honor of Marian Spiro, science teacher at Foote from 1970 to 1989, was established to enrich and enhance the school’s science programs. The proceeds from this endowed fund are used annually, at the direction of the science teachers and the Head of School, to support science education as they see fit, including:

  • acquiring science materials
  • providing opportunities for students to participate in science enrichment programs in the area
  • allowing science teachers to participate in professional development opportunities
  • bringing visiting scientists to Foote.
Make your gift online.

Friends of Foote Theater Endowment

The Friends of Foote Theater Endowment was established in 2002 by David and Deborah Moore to support the expanded drama program. Make your gift online.

ENDOWMENT FOR FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Joya Marks Endowment for Professional Development

The Joya Marks Endowment for Professional Development, established by parents of departing eighth graders in 2001 and supported by departing eighth and ninth grade families in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007, provides professional development opportunities to enrich the lives and work of Foote School teachers. In 2007, this fund was named in honor of Joya Marks, Lower School head from 1993 to 2007. Make your gift online.

Mandell Family Summer Sabbatical Program

The Mandell Family, whose daughters Madison ’15 and Isabella ’18, are now in high school, created an endowed fund to support summer sabbaticals for Foote teachers, one of many ways we honor our outstanding teachers and keep the love of learning alive at Foote! Each year the sabbatical program funds teacher proposals for travel, professional development or other experiences that provide important chances for continued learning, time for reflection and renewal.

Violet Talbot Endowed Fund

The Violet Talbot Endowed Fund was established by parents and faculty in honor of Kindergarten teacher Violet Talbot at the time of her retirement in 2001. It provides support for teacher training and for financial aid for children of color. Make your gift online.

ENDOWMENT FOR LEARNING SUPPORT

Milos Saccio Fund

The Milos Saccio Fund was established in memory of Milos Saccio ’83 (1967-1979), who was a sixth grader at Foote at the time of his death. This fund annually provides learning support with the intention of allowing children to reach their full potential. Make your gift online.

Restricted Funds

Restricted Funds are not endowed—the principal is spent as needed over the years. Current Restricted Funds include:

Classical Book Fund

The Classical Book Fund, established in 1996 to honor Latin teacher Carol Ross, is used annually to provide library and classroom resources to enrich the study of classical Greece and Rome. Make your gift online.

Fund for Community Outreach

The Fund for Community Outreach was established in 2012 to provide funding for meaningful community outreach programs offered at Foote in support of the greater New Haven community. Make your gift online.

Falco School Spirit Fund

The Falco School Spirit Fund, established in 2009, is used at the Head of School's discretion to promote school spirit. Make your gift online.

Friends of Foote Theater Fund

The Friends of Foote Theater Fund, established in 2002, provides support for expanded opportunities in educational theater made possible by the construction of the Robert D. Sandine black box theater. Make your gift online.

Fourth graders spend weeks sculpting clay candle houses in art class. For a few glorious moments, their creations light up a darkened Sandine Theater as part of a winter-themed celebration.

Contact Us

Ann Baker Pepe
Director of Development and Alumni Programs

Phone: 203-777-3464 x218
Email: abakerpepe@footeschool.org

Recently Established

The Mandell Family Summer Sabbatical Program

The Mandell Family, whose daughters Madison ’15 and Isabella ’18, are now in high school, created an endowed fund to support summer sabbaticals for Foote teachers, one of many ways we honor our outstanding teachers and keep the love of learning alive at Foote! Each year the sabbatical program funds teacher proposals for travel, professional development or other experiences that provide important chances for continued learning, time for reflection and renewal.