2017-18 Annual Report | Visionary Society

Solebury was founded on vision. The clear and inspired vision of four men who knew they were creating a new kind of school, a revolutionary way of shaping learning, according to Arthur Washburn, within the “free exchange of opinions and ideas outside the classroom as well as within….where friendship reigned between teachers and pupils.”

Our Visionary Society is generously preserved by philanthropic partners who continue to support the building of a dynamic and prosperous Solebury School with a dedicated eye focused on the needs of our community today and into the future.

We are profoundly grateful for their forward thinking on behalf of our unique, treasured community, and for their generous cumulative commitments of $1,000,000 or more.

We honor these leaders for their appreciation of the past paired with vision for the future growth of Solebury School and its mission.

“Solebury School has played an outsized role on who I am. A place where I began to find my bearings; a place where “performing” began to outpace “storming.” And, of course, for these many decades since, a place close to my heart for what the Solebury experience has meant to me. Kären and I find it both an honor and a privilege – along with, of course, good luck – to support Solebury in its continuing journey!” —Jay Abbe '59, Trustee

DESIGNATIONS

° First-year donor
• Five-year donor
*10- to 19-year donor
**20- to 29-year donor
***30- to 39-year donor
****40- to 49-year donor
*****50- to 59-year donor
† for deceased
H for Holmquist Alumnae


Kären and Jay Abbe '59 *****
Kittie Jepsen '57 **†
Walter Lamb '34 ****†
Hermann Platt '54 ****†