THE BELL SOCIETY Members of The Bell Society are forward-thinkers who ensure a bright future for Episcopal by including EHS in their estate plans. A planned gift made 50 years ago can mean a world of difference in the life of a student today – or 50 years from now.
RICHARD BERKELEY ’70 Bell Society Member and EHS Trustee Retired Partner, Camden Partners Berkeley was 13 when his father, former Trustee Alfred R. Berkeley, Jr. ’35, died suddenly of a heart attack. Headmaster Thomsen wasted no time in offering Berkeley a generous scholarship – a home on the Hill no matter what. “My mother was a very courageous and strong person who set about the task of finishing the education of her three children,” says Berkeley. “I was very, very appreciative of Episcopal extending its hands in support during that time.”
According to Whispers Despite early misfortune, “Bliss is no stranger to
Philanthropic Philosophy “I like to support entrepreneurial endeavors.
Richard,” wrote the 1970 yearbook staff, “and optimism is his calling card.”
I think that innovation, leadership, education broadly defined, and scientific breakthroughs are all terrifically important and very much in need of support.”
The Bell Benefit “I think that education is the great equalizer,” says Berkeley, “the great path to leveraging opportunities and expanding horizons. One of the benefits of planned giving programs such as The Bell Society is talking with your family about values and programs that are important to you.”
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From Washington to the World “Two areas I am particularly excited about are the new entrepreneurship and sustainability concentrations of the Washington Program. These areas can carry the School and the student population a long way in distinguishing their intellectual interests and their exposure to world events and issues of international import.”
DR. PAULA FINDLEN
Dr. Paula Findlen visited EHS as the Ben Geer Keys Scholar-in-Residence to share her understanding of how science, culture, and creativity transform history. The program was established by W. Hayne Hipp ’58 in honor of his friend Ben Geer Keys ’56.
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist and human rights activist Nicholas Kristof visited campus to receive the Allen C. Phillips Lecture on Integrity in Action Award, established by Headmaster Rob Hershey, John Burress ’54, John Walker ’79, and Ed Walker ’85.