Faculty Endowment Funds
Edward E. Ford Foundation Fund
Established in 1989 by the Ford Foundation to provide support for the Upper School faculty. This fund encourages the development of new curriculum or revision of existing curriculum through research and writing during the summer.
Helen Vortriede Hanson Fund
Established in 1992 by Louise Hanson Marshall, Ph.D. ’26 in memory of her mother, one of Parker’s first teachers. This fund provides support for a member of the faculty or staff to participate in activities that will enhance his/her teaching of, or service to, the students.
Dethloff Family Fund
Established in 1993 by the Glenn Dethloff family upon the graduation of their second son, class of 1993, to recognize excellence at Parker. This fund provides three professional or program development awards annually to honor and support the work of faculty in each of the three divisions and/or staff members.
Parents Association Professional Development Fund
Established in 2000 by Francis Parker School Parents Association, this fund provides support for any faculty or staff member to participate in activities that promote or enhance his/her teaching of, or service to, the student body.
Philip J. Fickling Fund
Established in 2000 by a generous Parker family, this fund supports any Upper School faculty member for a visionary, creative cause in support of innovative educational projects that are not part of the regular curriculum.
Sally and David Ramert Social Studies Fund
Established in 2000 by Matt Blumberg '88, Terence and Barbara Gooding and Kathy Gooding Valverde '84 in honor of the Ramerts, this fund provides support to enrich the Upper School social studies program and provide increased opportunities for faculty enrichment and professional development.
Faculty Retirement Award Fund
Established in 2002 by Cathy, Marilyn ’08, and Meg ’11 Sullivan, this fund provides an award for faculty members who retire over the age of 65 and have more than 20 years of service to Parker.
Mulliken Fund for Excellence in Teaching
Established in 2002 by Noreen and David Mulliken, this fund recognizes outstanding Upper School teachers and coaches who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to excellence and whose dedication to students and enthusiasm for teaching uphold the highest standards. This fund provides annual support in the form of cash awards for professional development for faculty members.
W. Lee Pierson Endowed Faculty Summer Sabbatical Seniority Grant
Established in 2002 to honor retired Head of School Dr. W. Lee Pierson, this fellowship program provides summer grants for personal enrichment to a faculty member on the basis of length of service at Parker.
The Chairman’s Fund
Established in 2006 in honor of former Board of Trustees Chair Jimmy Anklesaria’s 50th birthday, this fund celebrates significant events in the life of the School and/or achievements of Trustees.
Established in 2012 by Carol Vassiliadis, former Board of Trustees member and parent, to support an exceptional faculty member who embodies excellence in educational pedagogy.
Tony Ghironi Faculty Fund
Susan Marone Moerder Faculty Fund
Peckham Faculty Fund
Three faculty endowment funds were established in 2014 by an anonymous generous Parker family in honor of beloved faculty members to ensure that Parker attracts, retains and supports the finest faculty members, as well as advance the School's mission.
Howard Family Endowed Fund
Established in 2014 by Robert Howard to support the faculty and staff community, recruit and retain exceptional faculty and staff members, and foster their professional development.