John E. Buckey '88 Thomas Canning P'25 Susan G. Buckey P'88 William A. "Trip" Darrin III Samuel R. Fosdick '05 Karen Hartman P'25 Joseph H. McDermott P'11 Morgan L. McNeel '87

A Culture of Giving

Your Support Matters

Each year, hundreds of Baron supporters – including parents, alumni, and member of the New York Auxiliary – join together to support the school, contributing more than $2M in cash and pledges. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of our boys and adds to your Baron legacy.

The Baron Fund

Blue Ridge School’s annual fundraising campaign supports programs that directly effect the daily lives of our students, such as classroom supplies, faculty professional development, character education events, and athletic teams.

Capital Gifts

The longterm health and growth of Blue Ridge School depends on the continued support of capital projects such as the John B. Young IV Library, new athletic facilities, and dorm improvements. Likewise, additions to the School’s endowment will ensure the longevity of our fundamental programs

St. George Society

Planned gifts include a wide variety of funding vehicles such as making a life-income gift, transferring assets such as stocks and bonds, or using retirement benefits to support Blue Ridge School. The St. George Society may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible.

Advancement Team

D. Franklin Daniels, Jr. P’23

Associate Head of School for External Affairs

JC Ignaszewski

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

John Hetzel

Director of the Baron Fund

Bill Ochs

Database Administrator

Angel Sims

External Affairs Manager

Katy Cole

Accounting Associate

Gifts to BRS February 2024

                                   February Gifts

Tim Mitch Jr. ’96

Sam Fosdick ’05

Pratt Valentine ’82

Kendell S. Berry ’72

John E. Buckey ’88

Daniel F. Dunsmore

John M. Hetzel

Richard A. Morgan ’71

Virginia M. Marra P’14

Huntley Galleher ’80

Andrea Fox P’25

Mark Werner P’16 P’19 P’23

William Happer ’77

Joe Pence ’15

Scott Ramsey

Chris Fink

Laura Allen

Elizabeth Holly Stevenson Hunt

Jeryl Sletteland and Maurice Sedaka

Corinne Berezuk and Michael A. Stieber

Chesapeake Structures Inc.

Matthew Miller P’23

Edwina George

Barry Friedberg and Charlotte Moss

Kathy and Don Sokolik P’92

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Susan G. Nimmo P’92

William Neely P’91

Margaret Waterhouse

Austin Hayes

Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt

Francisco Arroyo Cruzat ’23

Rodney Alejandro P’19

Matthew Miller P’19

Jonathan Ross

Elizabeth Doyle

Rebecca and Onze Hyatt P’83

Elsie Strother G’24

Anne & Jim Whitehurst III P’19

Robert and Hoyle Rymer Foundation

Sharon Rymer P’17

Albert Stickney G’22

Students with a teacher in Washington DC
“I have seen Blue Ridge School grow and evolve for many decades and I know that the School couldn’t have made—or continue to make—necessary improvements without the generous support of our alumni and friends. Gifts to the Baron Fund bring technology to the classrooms, equipment to the outdoor programs, and gear to our student-athletes. The Fund allows students to visit the many historical sites in Virginia, to attend cultural events, to go on exciting outdoor excursions, and to build character that will last a lifetime.”

—History Teacher James Niederberger