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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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.
The Healy Foundation has committed $500,000 to Landon School to support the initial implementation phases of our Campus Master Plan and the continued growth of the Landon Fund. Please join us in thanking Andrus Healy ’90 and Laura and Keith Hoffman, parents of Mitchell ’17, Jack ’21, and Barrett ’24 for their generous support of Landon School.
Landon is proud to announce that Peter Arnold '82 has made a substantial endowment gift to establish the Peter M. Swinehart Chair in Literature & Composition.
Landon School is pleased to announce that George "Ted" Rogers III '87 has committed a gift of $200,000 to support endowment. This gift is especially exciting as Landon has become one of the first schools in the world to receive a major gift through cryptocurrency, which is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange.
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
- 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
- Sorkin Endowment Chair
- 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
Planned Giving (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 Executive Assistant of Development 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 Headmaster’s 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 Headmasters’ Council donor categories are listed below.
|Founders Society||$50,000 & above|
|Benefactors Society||$25,000 – $49,999|
|White Rocks Society||$10,000 – $24,999|
|Cornerstone Society||$5,000 – $9,999|
|Headmaster's 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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