Virginia Secor Stranahan Chair in Humanities
This Chair is awarded to a humanities faculty member once every 3 years.  The funds provide recipients with one of the following benefits: a.) Leave at full pay and benefits for a Sept-Dec or Feb-June period in 2nd or 3rd year of tenure, $5,000 stipend, cost of the substitute teacher paid by the School; estimated max. expense of $10,000, or b.) Stipend of $7,500 for up to 3 summers of special projects; eligible only in second summer after selection.

Dream Odyssey (Wolfe Family Foundation)
EE Ford Foundation/Mahaffey
This grant is awarded annually to enable staff/faculty who have been at MVCDS at least 5 years to apply for a culturally enriching journey.  Eligible staff/faculty prepare a proposal describing their “dream” for the committee to review and choose the awardees.  The committee is comprised of one member of Advancement Team, Lower, Middle, and Upper School heads, and previous year's winner(s).  The awardees are announced at the MVCDS Faculty/Staff Holiday Gathering each year.
Hubert Rodney Boldon ‘71 Memorial Scholarship Fund
A tribute to MVCDS alumnus, Rodney Boldon, this scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming or current Freshman of financial need with academic potential who best exemplifies Rod's quality of leadership in school activities. The Committee is comprised of the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Director of Admission, President of Student Council, Faculty Representative, and Head of School. The scholarship is awarded at the annual Upper School awards ceremony prior to graduation.

Michael Doherty Scholarship Fund
A memorial to Michael Doherty, a 7th grade student, who died in 1980. A merit scholarship awarded to a member of the 8th grade class who exhibits "qualities that relate to persistence, love of the outdoors and a silent strength." No prerequisites. Committee of Head of School, Head of Lower School, Advanced Group staff, and discussed with Doherty family prior to announcement. Given at 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at end of school year.

Willis Stork Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship honors the memory of Willis Stork, Headmaster of MVCDS from 1938 to 1955. Funded by gifts made in his memory. Provides financial aid to support racial and ethnic diversity.

Robert T. Sullwold Award
This renewable award is restricted to an Incoming student from a primary or secondary Toledo Public School who demonstrates financial need.

Stranahan Scholarship Fund
This fund provides financial aid for students in 1st through 6th grades.  Scholarships are based on need and automatically renewed through 6th grade as long as student remains in good standing. 
Ashley Foreign Studies & Travel Award
This award supports one or more students and/or faculty traveling to a foreign country for Winterim or other academic purpose. Recipient is selected by Winterim committee and Business Office by October each year.

Dorothy Jabarin Scholarship
This scholarship honors a long serving math and technology teacher.  This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with an interest in math or science with financial need.  

James M. Reed Community Scholar
This renewable scholarship supports an incoming Middle or Upper School student who is a minority of financial need.

Jenny Rheinfrank Barthold 1957 Scholarship
This renewable scholarship supports an incoming student with an interest in English, of financial need; Upper School student preferred.

Smead School for Girls Scholarship
This renewable scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman female of financial need.

Sonny and Laila Ariss Scholarship
This renewable merit scholarship is directed to an Upper School student; with an interest in math and science of financial need. Minimum GPA of 3.3 must be maintained for renewal.

Kaye Louise Salverda Scholarship
This scholarship supports an incoming Upper School student who demonstrates leadership skills, is engaged in service to the larger community and contributes to the vitality of Maumee Valley.

Jonathan Krueger '12 Winterim Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Jonathan Krueger '12 to be awarded to Upper School students to explore their passions, hopes, and dreams through their Winterim experiences.

Erie Chapman Foundation Renaissance Student Award
This is a merit award to a rising junior or senior at MVCDS who exemplifies extraordinary passion and accomplishment across a range of diverse fields including the arts and social justice, modeled after the life of Leonardo Da Vinci.  The purpose is to encourage and recognize multi-talented students who specialize in more than one field of study.

Baby Lolita Taylor Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to support students of financial need. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and provide a statement on academic goals, dreams and aspirations. Preference is given to students from single parent households.

Richard Nuzum Memorial Scholarship
This will be an endowed fund that provides annual income toward the tuition of a junior or senior who possesses the qualities of character and scholarship that were so important to Coach Nuzum. These include:  leadership, commitment, accountability, strong work ethic, perseverance, confidence, and scholarship.

Paul Block Jr. Chair of Chemistry
This fund was established in memory of Paul Block, Jr. because of his interest in and work in chemistry. This fund supports the Upper School Science efforts.

Kasperzak Chair in Drama
This fund was established in memory of Ronald M. Kasperzak, trustee of MVCDS from 1971-1974 to support MVCDS drama and the theatre program.

Georgia Welles Head of School Chair
This Chair was established in recognition of Georgia's outstanding and continuous leadership over several decades at MVCDS. Georgia Welles served both as Head of School in 1974, as President of the Board of Trustees (1973-1976), and has been a member of the Endowment Board of Trustees since 1976.  The income from this fund is designated to fund the leadership role of the Head of School.  

Cadigan Fund for Advancement
A fund used at the discretion of the Head of School to supplement his/her advancement efforts.  "Advancement efforts" is defined loosely as those activities which relate to recruiting students, money, or goodwill for MVCDS.

Dayal Center for Academic Excellence
This fund was created to support the Dayal Center for Academic Excellence at MVCDS by providing support for Middle and Upper School students to help them reach their academic and personal potential.


Contact any member of the Advancement Team listed below.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Christopher Holinski

    Christopher Holinski 

    Director of Advancement
    419-381-1313 x110
  • Photo of Weezie Stoddard '82

    Mrs. Weezie (Foster) Stoddard '82 

    Associate Director of Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement of Alumni
    419-381-1313 x112
    Columbus College of Art & Design - BFA
  • Photo of Brian Oliver

    Brian Oliver 

    Associate Director for Parent Philanthropic Engagement
    419-381-1313 x113
  • Alexandra Dane 

    Administrative Assistant for Advancement Operations
    419-381-1313 x111

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