The general endowment for Louisville Collegiate School ensures the school’s financial security and is a key growth area to secure the school’s future. The collective assets of the Endowment are currently valued at more than $8 million, thanks to the leadership and vision of many individuals and families who established funds through cash and planned gifts. Each year, the Board of Trustees designates a draw from the endowment to support the operating budget and the areas designated in the funds below. 

Income from unrestricted endowment is available for general purposes. Yearly amounts are determined by the Board of Trustees Spending Policy.

The Virginia Perrin Speed Fund for environmental awareness and campus beautification has been established by Helen Wathen Condon, on the centennial of the school’s founding by her grandmother.

The Fund will become permanently endowed when it reaches $50,000 and provide an annual award to a Collegiate student or faculty member for the study of or promotion of environmental awareness. Environmental awareness proposals from areas such as fine arts and science are especially welcome.

Collegiate established this fund in 2007 in response to a call to action by Collegiate parents, faculty, and friends to increase the availability of scholarships for qualified students. The endowment will be funded by the proceeds from the annual “Raise your Paddle” event as well as other funds raised or donated for this purpose, and will be the depository for additional contributions over the years for this purpose.

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Earnings from the main endowment are available for general purposes. Yearly amounts are determined by the Board of Trustees Spending Policy.

Through the generosity of Mary and Barry Bingham Sr., the income from this fund provides financial aid for Middle and Upper School students. Bingham Scholars receive awards based on need. [Barry, a former Trustee and Mary, were Alumni Parents.]

Established by the children of Katherine McCracken Davis ’37, this fund identifies and honors teachers, at any level and subject, who exemplify a commitment to teachers, learning, children, and continuing their education. [Katherine was the President of the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees.]

Created by the Class of 1985 to honor their 25th reunion, this fund, distributed based on financial need, is used to support students in any grade. The Class of 1985 encourages succeeding 25th reunion classes to help the fund grow by adding their class gift.

Created by the Class of 1948 to honor their 50th reunion, this fund is used to support students in any grade. The class of 1948 encourages succeeding 50th reunion classes to help the fund grow by adding their class gift.

Founded after a challenge grant of $25,000 was matched by a small number of financial institutions and private donors, the Edward E. Ford Scholarship fund is restricted to supporting Upper School students who otherwise would be unable to attend Collegiate.

This faculty development fund was started in 1991 as a result of a $35,000 challenge grant made by the E.E. Ford Foundation and matched by a small number of Collegiate Board members. Income provides support for faculty professional development activities.

Established after the matching of a $50,000 challenge grant, the fund supports faculty professional development activities and Upper School faculty recruitment, emphasizing diversity among the faculty.

Profits gained from the 1991 Collecting Antiques Show and Sale were used to establish this fund. Books and other library resources are made possible by this fund.

Proceeds from the Collecting Antiques Show and Sales from 1986-1991, along with private gifts support this fund. The Helen Kent Longley Fund chair for Distinguished Teaching and the Helen Kent Longley Fund for Program Development are sustained by this fund. [Mrs. Longley was a beloved teacher and mentor who served the school for more than 3 decades.]

Through the generosity of her father, General Dillman A. Rash, and that of other donors, a fund was established to honor the memory of Nancy Batson Nisbet Rash ’58 and her commitment to teaching. The fund provides a grant annually to one teacher to pursue an outstanding professional development opportunity. It serves to support excellence in teaching at Collegiate and benefits not only the teacher but also students.

Mary Collis Hancock ’47 and a small group of alumnae determined the financial future for Louisville Collegiate School could best be assured by growing the school’s endowment fund. [Mrs. Hancock is a former Trustee, an Alumni Parent, and a current Grandparent.]

As part of the Campaign for Collegiate, this fund through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Rounsavall Jr. was established to provide exceptional professional development opportunities for Collegiate faculty. [Gretchen Collins Rounsavall ’35 was an alum and trustee, and she and Robert were alumni parents.]

In efforts to provide students with the exceptional education gained at Collegiate, this fund provides financial aid for Collegiate students. Terms of the grant call for families of low and moderate income to be the beneficiaries.

Created through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Armin Willig and their children, Mona-Tate Willig Powell and Caldwell R. Willig, this fund has been established as part of the school’s permanent endowment to support educational development in the sciences. Teachers may apply for funds to pursue a challenging opportunity for professional development, to work alone or with others to develop new curriculum or teaching methodology, or to develop new ways of using technology in support of teaching and learning. [Mona-Tate Russell Willig ’35, Mona-Tate Willig Yost Powell ’65, and Caldwell Willig were all dedicated Trustees of the School.]

Established by a bequest from the estate of Jane D. Comstock ’27 and named in her memory, this fund provides scholarship assistance for students K-12. Students must qualify for aid as determined by standards, practices, and procedures as applied by the Collegiate Financial Aid Committee.

Thanks to an anonymous grant, this fund provides assistance to students whose financial circumstances prevent their participation in co-curricular enrichment programs. Income from the fund will be used to underwrite tuition for summer studies, educational travel, and other camps or activities routinely attended by Collegiate students.

This endowment was established through the generosity of the family of former Collegiate teacher Louis McGalliard Smith in her honor. The purpose of this endowment is to provide for an annual award in recognition of the accomplishments of a Middle School student who exemplifies the standard of excellence as determined by the faculty and administration of the school, with emphasis on creative writing. Recipients are recognized by having their name engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the school and are given a book that includes a bookplate notating the award. This endowment also has an annual provision for books, videos, and other teaching materials to enhance the Middle School English program.

Established by a component of the 2001-2002 Annual Giving Campaign this endowment provides financial aid for qualifying minority students.

Barbara Beard Castleman, an alumna of the class of 1946, a former member of Collegiate’s Board of Trustees, Directors Emeriti of the Board, a former Collegiate parent, a Collegiate grandparent, and a long-time Collegiate neighbor, established this endowment to enhance Collegiate’s financial aid program.

Funds from this scholarship are to be used to enrich the Collegiate student body by offering financial aid to students of diverse economic backgrounds, as well as diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. [Boyce Martin served 34 years as a trustee, including service as the President of the Board of Trustees and a trustee emeritus.]

Established in 2011 by Sarah Neal Harreld ’04, the income from this fund provides financial assistance for Middle and Upper School students. The scholarship is meant to honor Brittiney’s commitment to serving the needs of others, as well as her love of Collegiate.

The Sarah Kelly Beard ’92 Prize for Creative Writing is awarded to an eighth grade student at Louisville Collegiate School who demonstrates unique, imaginative, and expressive style in writing. The award was established to honor Kelly and her love of writing and Collegiate. The fund was established by the family and friends of Kelly after her death in September of 2013.

The purpose of the fund is to provide for an annual award in recognition of the accomplishments of the Lucille Edwards Crosby Middle School student who exemplifies the standards of excellence as determined by the faculty and administration of the school, with emphasis on mathematics. The fund was first established in December of 2014, by Jean C. Wyer ’68 who benefited directly from the “wonderful teaching and leadership,” that Mrs. Crosby provided her students.

During the Second Century Campaign, the Geoghegan family led the effort to establish this endowment in support of a major pillar of Collegiate’s mission:  Global Citizenship. This fund strengthens our global citizenship commitment of developing globally aware and competent individuals who can live, work, and engage in an interconnected world.  The annual distribution from the Global Citizenship Endowment allows Collegiate to create, expand and pursue opportunities for our students and faculty to both experience and be of service to the global community and prepare our students for a world that is growing steadily more complex, intertwined, and competitive.

Educational Technology was a key element of Collegiate’s Second Century Campaign as it elevated the existing makerspace into a dedicated center for entrepreneurship, engineering, and design. In response to a challenge grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, Collegiate and local community members established this endowment to fund periodic equipment upgrades and launch community events to share Collegiate’s resources and expertise in this area. 

Established in 2018 by an anonymous donor, this fund supports professional development. Income from this fund will provide annual financial support for faculty and staff professional development opportunities aimed to strengthen the underpinnings of Collegiate’s Strategic Plan, with fifty percent of the annual gift to be used towards global citizenship professional development.