Endowed Funds at Riverdale
We are truly grateful to the donors who have established and contributed to the following endowed funds at Riverdale. For more information about how to make a capital gift to Riverdale, to add to the general endowment or any of the specific funds below, or to start a new endowment, please contact Ann Grasing in the Development Office.
Frank Bertino Chair in Athletics
Margaret A. Chisholm Trust Fund for Faculty Development
Forest Cobb Chair in Science
Al Davis Faculty Development Fund
The Frankel Family Fellows
Established in 2014 by David F. Frankel '58 and his wife, Linda, the Frankel Family Fellows are highly qualified faculty members selected to receive a grant that will allow them to pursue a personal passion during the summer recess. These grants are intended to enrich the knowledge, curiosity, and interests of the Riverdale community by encouraging members to undertake new and intriguing activities that they might not otherwise be able to pursue.
Karen Gantz and Eric Zahler Endowment Fund
Arne Gronningsater Chair in English
John Jones Chair in the Fine Arts
The Allison and Warren Kanders Chair in Language
Established in 2017 by Allison and Warren Kanders, parents to William ’18 and Oliver ’20, this fund provides valuable resources for recruiting and retaining the highest-quality faculty, while also serving to recognize the meaningful contributions of our esteemed faculty and highlighting the continued prominence of diverse language study at Riverdale.
Rosenblatt Faculty Award
P. Gordon B. Stillman Chair in History
The Staub Family Endowment for Faculty Professional Development
Volpert Endowment for Faculty Development and Support
Zagat Global Fellows Fund
The Zagat Global Fellows program was established by Riverdale alumnus Tim Zagat '57 in 2015 to build on Riverdale's long history of international education. It is intended to foster a partnership among Riverdale and schools worldwide with the purpose of introducing international educators to the community for extended visits each year while providing Riverdale faculty members with opportunities to become reciprocally immersed in our partner schools' educational programs.
Established in 1956 by Mrs. Morris Golub, mother of Robert Golub ’62, in memory of her father, the fund provides general scholarship assistance.
The Barbara Basser-Bigio Memorial Scholarship Fund
Christopher J. Carrera Scholarship Fund
Clive J. Davis Music Scholarship Fund
Edward E. Ford Endowment Fund
Established in 2017 by Claudio and Renata Garcia, this scholarship will be awarded each year to four students – two Middle School and two Upper School recipients – who are chosen based on their responses to an essay question and application. Unlike traditional scholarships, The Garcia Family Foundation Scholarship will go beyond the bounds of the academic year by offering recipients supplementary enrichment opportunities.
The Sol Goldman Family Scholarship Fund
Calvin Hill Scholarship Fund
The John R. Johnson Scholarship Fund
Klue Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
Zack Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sylvia and George Korn Scholarship Fund
The Linda M. Lindenbaum Scholarship Fund for the Arts
Howard and Allison Lutnick Scholarship Fund
The Povich-Chung Family Scholarship
Arthur Ross Scholarship Fund
Russell Scholarship Fund
Carolyn and Curtis Schenker Scholarship Fund
The Martin Schneider Scholarship Fund
Sandy S. Shaller Scholarship Fund
Barbara Simon Scholarship Fund
Isabel Padro y Valiente Scholarship Fund
Joseph Ward, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Weisberg Family Scholarship Fund
Lee Whedon Stearns Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by Kazumi and Naoko Yanai, parents to Niko ’25 and Yohtaro ’27, this scholarship will be awarded each academic year to one or more students who exhibit academic and athletic excellence and who qualify for financial aid. In addition to tuition, endowment proceeds can be used to fund additional needs, including training, coaching, lessons, and/or school trips, that would allow the student(s) to experience all aspects of a Riverdale education to the fullest.
Marc Antony Zambetti ’80 Scholarship Fund
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- The Alper Family Scholarship Fund
- The Geneva Beard Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Nils and Samantha Brous Scholarship Fund
- The Cohen Family Scholarship Fund
- The Lauren Soloway Feld and Peter Feld Scholarship Fund
- The Feldman/Jacobson Family Scholarship Fund
- The Fisher Family Scholarship Fund
- The Geller Family Scholarship Fund
- The Glover/Cohen Family Scholarship
- The Paul '96 and Robyn Goldschmid Scholarship Fund
- The Keith '98 and Catherine Grossman Scholarship Fund
- The Haidar Family Scholarship Fund
- The Hostetter-Habib Family Scholarship Fund
- The James/Sixsmith-Cox Scholarship Fund
- The Janulis Family Scholarship Fund
- The Dolly Kapahi Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Lisman Katz Family Scholarship Fund
- The Sandy Lindenbaum Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The Lucas Family Scholarship Fund
- The Meltzer Family Scholarship
- The Anjali and Prakash Melwani Scholarship Fund
- The Corey and Lara Metz Family Scholarship Fund
- The Nathan Family Scholarship Fund
- The Neuwirth Family Scholarship Fund
- The Penn Family Scholarship
- The Relles Family Scholarship Fund
- The Maxine & Allan Rose Family Scholarship Fund
- The Sackler Scholarship Fund
- The Sandoz Family Scholarship Fund
- The Carolyn and Curtis Schenker Scholarship Fund
- The Shell Family Scholarship Fund
- The Milton Sipp Scholarship Fund
- The Tessler Family Scholarship Fund
- The Jeff '77 and Penny Vinik Scholarship Fund
- The Wassong Family Scholarship Fund
- The Weiner Family Scholarship Fund
- The Elizabeth Heyman Winter '99 Scholarship Fund
- The Yanai Family Scholarship Fund
Alumni Chair – Women in Education
This fund was established to recognize the outstanding women who have taught at Riverdale Country School and the income is used to support lectures on women’s issues.
Class of 1959 Social Change Fund
Established in 2010 by the Class of 1959 in recognition of their 50th Reunion, this fund provides annual stipends to two Upper School and two Middle School students each year, allowing them meaningful opportunities to take on social-change projects during summer break.
Martha and Richard Byrne Fund for Writing Programs
Established in 2004 by Richard and Martha Byrne, parents of Margot ’12 and Liza ’17, this fund supports the continued development of writing programs in the Lower and Middle Schools.
Richard Charmatz Memorial Fund
Established in 1993 by the Riverdale community, with a lead gift from Linda and Irwin Smith, parents of Susan ’88 and Stephen ’91, to perpetuate the memory of esteemed science teacher Richard Charmatz, who taught at Riverdale from 1974 to 1991, funds are used to provide financial assistance for students pursuing summer study in science.
Douglas B. Condliffe Art Fund
Established in 1994 by the family of Douglas Condliffe, a student at both the Neighborhood School (Riverdale’s elementary division for boys and girls from 1920-1972) and the Riverdale Boys School who was particularly interested in the arts, the fund provides arts experiences for scholarship students who otherwise could not avail themselves of the rich resources of New York City.
The Edelstein Family Music Fund
Established in 2017 by David and Susan Edelstein, parents to Tobias ’19 and Peter ’21, this fund supports the continued enrichment of Riverdale’s music department and program.
Endowment for Chinese Language
Established in 2007 by an anonymous donor, the income from this fund supports the development of the teaching and study of Mandarin Chinese at Riverdale.
Integrated Liberal Studies Teaching Fund
Established in 2001 by an anonymous donor, the income from this endowment is used by the ILS faculty to further the aims of the Integrated Liberal Studies curriculum in any way they deem appropriate.
Frank S. Hackett Fund for Ethics
Established in 1994 by the Class of 1944, the fund supports programs concerned with the teaching and practice of ethics within the School, and seeks to reaffirm the allegiance of Riverdale’s alumni/ae to a school that places character development at the center of education; income from the fund is applied to programs that promote ethical behavior and the awareness of ethical issues, such as community service.
Ringwalt Memorial Fund for the Promotion of French Studies
The Clifford Ross Fellowship
Established in 2017 by Clifford Ross ’70, this fellowship provides an award each year to the graduating senior who submits the most compelling proposal for a worthwhile arts-based summer project and travel experience. The fellowship will serve to deepen the student’s vision by promoting exposure to new and important experiences in a part of the world that is new to the student.
William D. Siegel ’72 Performing Arts Fund
George ’69 and Fern Wachter Endowment for Support Services
Established in 2014 by Drs. Donald West and Mary Elizabeth King, this fund shall be used to support an annual Upper School assembly featuring one or two speakers presenting on the topics of history or political science.
Roger B. Boocock Library Fund
Established by a gift given anonymously in 1996 as part of The Campaign for Riverdale and in admiration of the accomplishments of Roger B. Boocock, Headmaster from 1984 to 1997, the income is used exclusively for the needs of the Upper School library.