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.
Ways to Direct Support
- Area of Greatest Need
- Academics and Technology
- Arts, Athletics, and Activities
- Campus, Health, and Safety
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Faculty Professional Development
- Financial Aid
Area of Greatest Need
Academics and Technology
Arts, Athletics, and Activities
Campus, Health, and Safety
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Faculty Professional Development
Your gift to The Landon Fund will help us enhance, enrich, and improve the student experience. For more information or questions, please contact Director of Development Operations Loretta Menzen at 301-320-1016 or email@example.com.
Landon School Annual Report FY22
The Campaign for Landon includes a $10 million goal to increase Landon’s endowment which is currently about $22 million. Market returns have helped to grow the Landon endowment, but the best way to increase the endowment and bring it in line with peer schools is through philanthropy.
Please join Landon in thanking Chris ’91 and Maria Manning, P’26, who have made a gift to establish the Manning Student Health Center, which will be located in the renovated Banfield Academic Center.
We would like to thank John Slidell ’62 and his wife, Mary, who have made an unrestricted endowment gift to The Campaign for Landon.
2023 AZALEA FESTIVAL
Friday, May 5 – Sunday May, 7
Friday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817
No cost to enter! Parking is free.
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!
2022 Landon Golf ClassIC Photos
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.
Current Endowed Funds
- 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
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
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
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
- Victor O. Schinnerer Fund for Faculty Enrichment
- The Robert O. Scholz Fund for Faculty Development
- The Lindner Family Scholarship Fund
- Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund
- Edward E. Ford - Masters Salaries Campaign
- D'Ambrosio Faculty Development Fund
Victor O. Schinnerer Fund for Faculty Enrichment
The Robert O. Scholz Fund for Faculty Development
The Lindner Family Scholarship Fund
Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund
Edward E. Ford - Masters Salaries Campaign
D'Ambrosio Faculty Development Fund
- 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
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.
- Credit Card
- Recurring Giving
- Donor Advised Funds
- Transfer Stock and Securities
- Corporate Matching Gifts
- Retirement Plans and IRAs
- Donate Cryptocurrency
- Planned Giving: Bequests and Trusts
- Planned Giving: Life Insurance
Donor Advised Funds
Transfer Stock and Securities
Corporate Matching Gifts
Retirement Plans and IRAs
Planned Giving: Bequests and Trusts
Planned Giving: Life Insurance
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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