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  • Support Maumee Valley Country Day School

    Together We Make a Difference
Endowment gifts to Maumee Valley Country Day School are the best way to create your permanent legacy.
These invested funds bear your name or the name of someone you choose to honor and provide annual payouts in perpetuity for such purposes as financial aid, scholarships, and faculty salaries. These funds can be designated, or unrestricted grow with inflation and increase in value over time.

Endowment gifts provide the resources to hire the finest teachers, build and maintain the most up-to-date facilities, and offer a range of other educational advantages that give the Maumee Valley experience its distinctive edge. Ultimately, gifts to Maumee Valley represent not only support of the school's mission but also belief in our collective future—one in which our talented students and alumni continue contributing to the world's well-being.

Our staff welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and your advisors to discuss your philanthropic goals. All discussions are confidential and held without obligation. For more information, please contact Christopher Holinski, Director of Advancement at cholinski@mvcds.org 419-381-1313 x110.

Endowed Funds

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  • Virginia Secor Stranahan Chair in Humanities

    This Chair is awarded to a humanities faculty member once every three 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 the 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 five 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 the Advancement Team, Lower, Middle, and Upper School heads, and the 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 silent strength." No prerequisites. Committee of Head of School, Head of Lower School, Advanced Group staff, and discussed with Doherty family before the announcement and given at 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at the end of the school year.
  • Willis Stork Memorial Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship honors the memory of Willis Stork, Headmaster of MVCDS, from 1938 to 1955. It is funded by gifts made in his memory. It 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 the 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 Intensive or other academic purposes. The recipient is selected by the Intensive committee and Business Office by October each year.
  • Dorothy Jabarin Scholarship

    This scholarship honors a long-serving math and technology teacher. The 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. A 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 Intensives 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.
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