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2018-19 Annual Report | Founders Society

“When the Solebury School opened in New Hope, Pennsylvania in the fall of 1925, it was not just another school for several reasons. No wealthy person gave money to found the school; the founders were not concerned with financial profits; nor did they believe that more schools or bigger schools were needed.” – Excerpt from a 1932 article in Progressive Education by Arthur Washburn, Solebury’s first headmaster and one of four founders.

The Founders Society is built upon the tradition of keeping the original inspiration for Solebury School alive and keeping up with the inevitable tide of modernity and the sweeping changes it brings. Their commitments have helped to ensure the continuance of the Founders’ ideals and the pursuit of excellence in education.

We honor their enduring generosity over the years which totals an investment of $100,000 or more.


° 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

Anonymous (5)
Cleveland Dodge Foundation, Inc. ***
Community Association Underwriters of America, Inc.
Goldstein Family Foundation
Greenfield Foundation •
Independence Foundation •
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.*
United States Liability Insurance
Walter Reade Foundation, Inc.**
Wells Fargo **
Home and School Association***
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies*
Buckingham Friends School •
The Page and Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation**
The Merck Partnership for Giving **
Kären and Jay '59 Abbe *****
Barbara and Mark Blasch P'10 •
Mary and Scott Bolenbaugh P'09*
Malcolm W. Callanan † ****
Robert and Carolyn Cameron GP'07
Doo Won Choi and Hee Chung Sohn P'08 •
John Clark °
Dan '63 and Patricia Cohen*
Margery Collins '63 ****
Anne and Louis Cyktor, III P'05 **
Fern-Ann Davy '66 † *
Andrea Devereux P'14*
Eugene Dodd '52 † •
Donald and Gwen Donley P'53 '55 † **
Ray Downs P'68 '71 GP'03 '08 '09 † •
Stephen Fine '57 † ****
Ari Gabinet and Christina Paxson P'15 •

Alice Goldsmith '61 and John Goldsmith '59 † *
Lawrence and Lynda Gross P'07 •
Cynthia Haigh P'67 GP'08 ****
Doug Haigh '67 and Sandra Moreno P'08 ****
Anne Hess '67 and Craig Kaplan***
Barbara and Bob Hillier **
Mary Beth Kineke and Carleton Holstrom P'08 '10 *
Carol and John Jamison P'78 •
Kittie Jepsen '57 † **
Beverley Jones P'67 '73 † ***
Walter Lamb '34****
Harrie Lewis '35*****
Danaher Lynch Family Foundation *
Isis Melhado P'68 '70***
Dick Moss '48****
William J. and Holly Heath Mullin  P'05 '08 *
Jill and Tom Nerney P'09
David and Katharine Newhouse P'02 '06•
Mrs. James MC Newman † ***
William Penney '67***
Joshua Perlsweig '03 and Natalie Hamill*
Barbara Winter and John Petito P'96 '03**
Elizabeth Pitcairn '91**
Hermann Platt '54 † ****
Caroline Linn Henry Royster H'38*****
Eric '55 and Caroline Shaw*****
Michael and Marika Sienkiewicz '56 ****
Ann Spencer Simon '35 † *
Annsi Cole Stephano '58 P'77 '78 '81****
Tom Stevenson, Jr. '65***
Carol Van Duyne '52 † **** 
Elizabeth and James Wavle P'11*
Barbara Slaner Winslow '63 ***