project. The proposed building will serve as the center of campus for students and house critical programming. Supporting Dunn School’s goal to educate the whole student, the Director of Leadership, the Coordinator of Whole Student Education and the College Counseling team will work with students in this Center. The building will also include a 50-person meeting space for the Leadership Speaker Series, an Innovation Lab, the Earwig Cafe, the Student Store, and a loft for student gatherings.
Thank you to those individuals who invested in Dunn School’s scholarship and faculty endowment funds. Your support ensures that we can bring in a talented and diverse student body, and attract and retain talented faculty to deliver an outstanding educational experience. Scholarship donors continue to invest in the Paul Overgaag Memorial Scholarship Fund that goes to a boarding student who has overcome a significant lifetime challenge, an endowment that supports student diversity, and the George and Leanne Roberts Scholarship Fund that supports the school’s general scholarship fund. A special thank you to Brett Van Steenwyk, father of Dunn School graduate Emma Van Steenwyk ’13, who pledged $250,000 to establish The Nancy Ortiz Scholarship Endowment for Advanced Learning Strategies. The endowment will help fund financial aid for qualified families with a student in the Advanced Learning Strategies Program and honors faculty member Nancy Ortiz for her work with Emma and other students.
Summary of 2012-2013 Contributions* Annual Fund-Unrestricted Annual Fund-Restricted Total Annual Fund Contributions
$339,462 141,938 $481,400
Scholarship Endowment Funds Faculty Support Funds Total Endowment Contributions
$111,233 26,100 $137,333
Pledge Capital Infrastructure Capital Infrastructure Pledge Master Plan (Bronfman) Total Capital Pledges and Contributions
$120,000 1,560,000 1,000,000 $2,680,000
Total Pledges and Contributions
*Information based on preliminary and unaudited financial results.
Dunn School awarded more than $1.2 million in financial aid for the 2012-2013 school year.
Currently, we are looking for partners to help fund the Barenborg Family African Scholarship Endowment with a goal of $1 million. The Barenborg family generously funds one African student from Ghana today. Thank you! Faculty donors contributed to the Robert Kumler Math & Science Fund that benefits the math and science faculty, the Nancy Roome Endowment Fund that supports all facets of the Advanced Learning Strategies Center and the Jackson and Luton Family Faculty Fund that supports all Dunn School faculty. A special thanks to Rebecca and Jonathan Neeley who have pledged $100,000 over a two-year period to support the newly created position for the Coordinator of Whole Student Education. The program will help students find their passions, prepare for a successful college process, and realize their full potential academically and personally. Dunn School’s Annual Fund Honor Roll can be found online at http://www.dunnschool.org/support/index.aspx
Emma & Brett Van Steenwyk share a hug while Nancy Ortiz (right) and Marjorie Haller look on. DUNN JOURNAL 2013 | 27
COVER STORY Wilderness Warriors – Dunn students venture into the outdoors for education of a different kind.