Your Support Inspires
You believe in boys and what they can become. We do, too.
Every day we gain new inspiration from the achievements of our boys on campus and Landon men all over the world. Our parents, alumni, and other friends invest in our school’s mission, our boys’ experience, and our boys’ potential so they will become the responsible and resilient leaders the world needs—so every boy will become the best version of himself.
Making an Impact
His best requires our best.
Your generous contributions help Landon remain dedicated to the school’s values, programs, and people. Our community’s financial investments in Landon support student scholarships and financial aid; our competitive athletic teams; our award-winning performing and visual arts; professional development for our teacher-coach-mentors; campus facility improvements; and Landon’s long-term financial security. Let our community tell you how.
Why The Landon Community Gives
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Campaign For Landon
As we look forward to Landon's centennial and beyond, we see the necessity to address pressing facility, endowment, and annual giving needs to ensure we can live our mission to the fullest, both now and in the future. To that end, we have launched an aggressive campaign to raise $50 million to support and amplify the values we hold dear.
The Landon Fund
With your support, we will define Landon as we head into the next century and beyond. We hope you will join us. There are many ways alumni, parents, and friends support Landon each year. The Landon Fund is an important part of our budget and is the first place most donors direct their support.
Gifts to the Landon Fund directly support the operating budget and all areas of the Landon experience. Whether it is academics or the arts, athletics or faculty development, financial aid or campus and facilities, we have seven different funds that you may choose from to support. The “Area of Greatest Need” fund allows us the flexibility to invest in our most urgent priorities.
Please join us in extending our deepest gratitude to Carter ’89 and Lisa Hertzberg for their commitment of $100,000 toward The Campaign for Landon, designated to capital needs and The Landon Fund. The couple’s gift reflects their family’s connection to and hopes for the future of Landon.
Please join us in thanking Bill ’92 and Kary Magruder for their generous commitment to The Campaign for Landon. Their gift supports the current campus transformation and ongoing operating needs.
Landon School gratefully announces that the Class of 1972 has made a substantial 50th Reunion gift to name a new Landon art studio in honor of their classmate and friend - artist Tommy Osgood ‘72.
The 68th Azalea Festival returned to campus for the community and neighbors to enjoy! Thank you to the Committee Co-chairs and volunteers who worked so hard to achieve the festival’s mission to raise funds for student financial assistance and faculty development! We are delighted to report that profits from the weekend events exceeded the goal. Congratulations to all for being a part of it!
Azalea Festival Committee Co-Chairs
Auction - 'Zalea Bash: Chrissy Spigel P'23
Azaleas: Lynn King P'23 & Karoline Shannon P'21, P'26
Bear Bakery: Anne Polk P'27, Anne Hawkins P'27 & Susan Eagle P'27
Bear Beverages: Kristen Lever P’24
Bearly Used: Christine Leggett P'23, P'26, Julie Ray P'23 & Alison Schermer Fuller P'18, P'20, P'23
Boutiques: Roxanne Haltmeyer P'25, Margo Phillips P'22, P'25 & Ikneet Sethi P'22
Cement Bears: Claire Sanders Swift P'24, P'26
Golf Carts: Susannah Alberino P'22, P'27, Tammy Durbin P'17, P'22 & Heather Nolan P'22
Herbs & Veggies: Gina Baum P'21 & Debbie Hannam P'18
Plant Pick-Up: Lisa Banfield P'19, P'22 & Martha Marmo-Fernandes P'22, P'24
Riddles Griddles: Landon Alumni Board
Spring Flowers & Plants: Anne-Brooks Rudzki P'22
Student Art Show: Irene Lane P’23, Ricky Sears '99
Alumni Relations: Sandy Murdock '65
A huge thank you to all who participated in the 2022 Landon Golf Classic on Friday, May 13th a Worthington Manor Golf Club. The generosity of almost 110 golfers and 22 sponsors/donors enabled us to generate additional funds for the Nancy and Lowell Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Congratulations to our first-place team of Hillary Fordwich, John Sanders, Scott Koonce '90, and Keesy Bruggen '12, who beat out Jack Duquette, Myke Cohn '99, Steve Block '80, and Morgan Egloff '15 by just one stroke.
It was an honor to have both Lowell Davis and Jack Duquette join us for the event.
We hope to see you all out again in 2023. Go Bears!
Landon’s nearly $20 million endowment is less than half of the endowment at other leading all-boys schools. Endowment growth is the best way to ensure Landon School remains a top-tier institution in the D.C. area and the country. Our goal to increase the endowment depends primarily on donations.
The Board of Trustees and Endowment Committee establish investment objectives to generate the best risk-adjusted returns to support the school’s financial needs. In partnership with a global investment advisory firm, Landon carefully manages spending draws to keep the principal amount intact.
Assets and Investments
The Landon School endowment portfolio has a diversified mixture of equities and fixed income. The asset allocation strategy is reviewed and approved regularly by the Endowment Committee and the Board of Trustees to ensure the portfolio’s objectives are met to ensure the well-being of the school.
If you are interested in establishing or contributing to an endowed fund at Landon, please contact Director of Development Peter J. Gallo, PhD, at 301-320-1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Robert S. Banks ’56 Memorial Scholarship
- Buchanan Family Scholarship
- Calvin L. Thorpe ’83 Scholarship Fund
- Norene S. Davis Scholarship Fund
- Edward E. Ford Fund
- William H. Triplett Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Shirley Povich Family Scholarship Fund
- James E. MacCloskey Scholarship Fund
- The Thomas J. Baltimore Jr. Family Scholarship Fund
- The David P. Adkins ’69 Scholarship Fund
- Jonathan D. Schiller ’65 Endowed Scholarship
- Dippell-Korengold-Ourisman Scholarship
- Helen and Anderson J. Arnold ’78 Endowed Fund for Financial Aid
- The Dortzbach Family Scholarship Fund
- A. Anthony Tappe ’46 Scholarship
- Robert J. Miller ’84 Scholarship Fund
- Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund
- The Mark V. Ferris Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Justin D. Simon Scholarship Fund for Hispanic Students
- The Janis and Scott Klurfeld Memorial Fund
- Nancy and Lowell Davis Endowed Fund
- Ethan H. Freed ’11 Endowed Merit Scholarship
- The James P. McEwan ’70 Endowed Scholarship
- The Vanessa Burchett Endowed Scholarship
- William F. Banks ’54 Family Chair
- Paul L. Banfield Endowed Chair in Ethics
- Maclear Jacoby, Jr. Endowed Chair of Mathematics
- The Thomas W. Dixon Endowed Chair of English
- Landon Endowed Chair for the Teacher-Advisor
- Endowed Chair for Teaching and Coaching
- Information & Technology Chair
- The Carol and Pierce Smith ’62 Chair for the Fine Arts
- Peter M. Swinehart Chair in Literature & Composition
Faculty Professional Development
- CPR Endowment Fund
- Excellence in Teaching
- Class of 1957 Fund for Faculty Housing
- Carlos Parsons ’77 Track Fund
- Christopher Nelson ’86 Memorial Leadership Fund
- Betty Lou Ourisman Fund for the Dramatic Arts
- Kyle A. Richards Memorial Fund
- Janet & Will Shafroth Award
- Mario St. George Boiardi Endowed Forum for Ethical Reflection
- Celebration for Landon Faculty
- Drew Doggett Photography Award
- The Patrick Griffin Tanner ’96 Memorial Fund
- John P. Leachman ’45 Memorial Fund
- Julian Edgeworth Gillespie, Jr. ’48 Soccer Memorial Fund
- The Bob Condit Endowment Fund
- Maclear Jacoby Endowed Fund
- Bou Family Foundation Endowed Fund
- Helen and Anderson Arnold ’78 Endowed Fund for Academic Excellence
(The 1929 Legacy Society)
Planned giving involves providing for Landon through your financial and estate plans. Charitable remainder trusts (CRUTs), charitable gift annuities, bequests, contributions from retirement plans, and more make a difference for our community, while preserving your income and assets. The 1929 Legacy Society, originally established in 1996 as The Landon Legacy Circle, recognizes individuals and families who have made provisions for Landon in their financial or estate plans. For more information, please contact Director of Major and Planned Giving Lucas Metropulos at 561-866-8507 or email@example.com.
I was in my 30s and setting up a life insurance policy for my family, so it was easy to set up a second policy. There are many ways to give without making a high, one-time payment. In this case, I pay manageable premiums and Landon receives significant support in the future.- matt coursen '99
Ways to Give
When you lend your support, you are investing in the opportunities and tools that will help prepare the next generation of leaders. Please contact Director of Development Operations Loretta Menzen at 301-320-1016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Landon School’s Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 52-0635092.
Your Support Leads
Leadership giving is critical to the success of The Landon Fund each year.
Membership in the Leadership Council begins at a giving level of $2,500 cumulative during our fiscal year, July 1 to June 30. Leadership donors receive special recognition in Landon’s Annual Report and members will receive an invitation to the annual Headmaster’s Council event. The Leadership Council donor categories are listed below.
|Founders Society||$50,000 - $99,999|
|Benefactors Society||$25,000 – $49,999|
|White Rocks Society||$10,000 – $24,999|
|Cornerstone Society||$5,000 – $9,999|
|Farmhouse Society||$2,500 – $4,999|
|Landon Bear Society||$1,000 – $2,499 (For alumni 1 to 10 years out)|
|Scholars Society||$500 or more (Faculty and staff only)|
Whether you’re a current parent or a parent of a graduate, our collective support makes a tremendous impact. Any and every amount donated makes a difference.
- kristin best, current parent
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