Educational Excellence Since 1912
Hamden Hall Country Day School
Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
A History of Philanthropy Leads to Myriad Scholarships and Endowed Funds

Hamden Hall has a wonderful history of philanthropy under the pines.  Because of the commitment and vision of our past donors, the foundation of educational excellence was established and our school community now enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest day schools in the country.

Our second headmaster, Herbert H. Vreeland Jr., is credited with having the foresight to view the school as a large family - a basic tenet that has endured over the decades.  But Headmaster Vreeland must also be acknowledged for his philanthropic endeavors on behalf of the school, which included personally purchasing additional land to enlarge our Whitney Avenue campus.

These types of charitable pursuits have been the cornerstone of Hamden Hall’s longtime success and enviable curriculum.  Generous donors have also created permanent endowment and scholarship funds to honor alumni, loved ones, faculty, and other members of our school community.  These restricted funds are designated toward financial aid, faculty salaries and professional development, programming, athletics, and much more.

Gifts in honor or memory of someone may be made to any of Hamden Hall’s existing scholarship and endowed funds.  To learn more about establishing a scholarship or endowed fund, please contact the Office of Advancement at 203.752.2616. 

 Click here to make a gift to one of the following funds listed below.

Albina Cannavaciolo Fund

Acquarulo Family Scholarship

Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund

Barbara De Natale Scholarship Fund

Bea Westerfield Fund

Betty A. Ippolito 1977 Memorial Fund 

Betty Lou Blumberg Endowed Chair of English

Beckerman Family Foundation Fund 

Bill Hunter Scholarship Fund

Carl Newton 1987 Scholarship Fund

Carol Jones Memorial Fund 

Cecil and Mary Jane Beaupre Scholarship Fund

Charles C. and Viola M. DeMusis
Scholarship Fund

Class of 1973 Citizenship Award

Curtiss Family Endowment Fund

David A. Beckerman Scholarship Fund
Deborah Beitch Jenness 1982 Memorial Fund
Elizabeth F. Volpe Scholarship Fund

Equity Endowment Fund

Eric Santangelo 1987 Memorial Fund

Ernie Russ Endowment Fund

Fab Five Scholarship Fund

General Scholarship Fund 

Hamden Hall Fund -
Unrestricted, Appreciation/Honorary/Memorial
Henry Townshend Scholarship Fund

James R. Maggart Scholarship Fund

John R. McCune Fund

Jon and Katharine Harris Endowed Chair
     of Lower School Music

Kevin LeBrun 1989 Memorial Fund

Lee & Nancy Herrington 1952
     Scholarship Fund

Lisa Deconinck 1991 Scholarship Fund

The Maria Agulian Fund 

Marjorie Stewart Scholarship Fund 

McKeon/Lucey Scholarship Fund

Michael Musso 1984 Fund 

Moira Fitzsimmons Art Gallery Memorial Fund

Nellie and Stanley Pongonis Fund 

Norma Raccio Fund

Olson Family Scholarship Fund

Perennial Pines Scholarship Fund

Petar Lujic Memorial Fund 

Porto Family Scholarship

The Rebecca Paul Sela 1998 and 
     Karen Paul Giblin 2002 Scholarship Fund

Rick Beitch 1983 Memorial Fund

Robert Schroeder Scholarship Fund
Science, Innovation & Design Program Endowment

Smith Legacy Theatre Fund

Sonny Coughlin Memorial Fund 

Susan M. Lewin Scholarship Fund
Swain Library Fund 

Teplitzky Family Endowment Fund for Diversity

Tommus Iampietro Scholarship Fund

William H. Buell 1929 Scholarship Fund

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