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  • Theo Coxe

    Fond memories, commitment to the school.

  • Craig H. Scott

    I am always grateful for what I learned at GFS, the friendships I formed there and the values underlying the educational experience at the school. I donate as my annual way of saying "thank you" and I hope my support helps others down the line.

  • R. Christopher Almy

    I want to support the school.

  • William R. and Rhonda Jones Levy

    We are proud parents of Britt and Tom, and Rhonda much enjoys her interaction with her students and the Mock Trial Team.

  • Martin Duffy

    For the rich experiences my child has and will have. For the wonderful, caring, and thoughtful individuals my child is surrounded by every day. For Greek Day!

  • James Wistar

    I was a lifer at a competing area private school, but GFS means more to me now. My 3 kids have all had great experiences here, 2 are now graduated. What a fabulous community. What great life lessons are taught here.

  • Anonymous in honor of Liz Fredette

    because Liz is a great teacher who my son remembers fondly

  • Sam and Julia Finney

    Time to give, give, give!

  • Ed Rogers and Melissa Long

    We were GFS parents the past 15 years. We always gave to Annual Giving. This year, we wanted to support the baseball program because our two boys, Ben and Sam, beneftied so much from it and the team could use the financial help.

  • Gainor Robers

    As I have grown older I realize how fantastic my education was! GFS is unmatched in its standards and educational value. My Quaker father insisted that I always support my schools and so I always have! I wish it could be much more.

  • Minh Ta

    I love GFS.

  • Robert G. Smith

    Great Education! Great Community! Great People!

  • Liz Fredette

    GFS helped to instill the value of community and the joy of learning in me. I can't imagine my life today without the friends I made and the teachers who took the time to know me.

  • Joshua West

    I give because the benefits and teachings of a GFS education become clearer and more relevant with each passing day.

  • Judy Jarvis

    I'm so appreciative of everything GFS taught me!

  • Jessica Gray '07

    GFS is a unique place and the 11 years I spent there provided me with a foundation that exceeded the classroom. I became a complete person there and have been able to do tremendous things because of that foundation. Thank you!

  • Elliott Baron

    Hope all is well at GFS!

  • Molly Malmfelt-Frank

    I have very fond memories of my time at GFS.

  • Betsy Sachs

    Every day I find new ways to appreciate the education that I received while attending GFS and I could not be more thankful to the people who made it happen!

  • A. Will Brown

    Germantown Friends is a truly special place, and I feel honored and privileged to have spent many of my formative years there. Thank you to everyone at GFS for the great work you all do.

  • Reiss Clauson-Wolf '09

    GFS taught me how to think, how to be, and how to thrive. All of my family are grateful for the opportunities that GFS gave to us.

  • Sarah Kite Sharpless

    GFS provides a strong foundation not only for academics, but also for strength of character, perseverance, and the ability to form and maintain enduring, meaningful relationships.

  • Victoria Murray

    I am donating in memory of Kim Chu, an amazing friend, athlete and community member of GFS.

  • Melissa B.

    Nearly every day I am reminded of a lesson learned within the walls of this amazing place. I am grateful every day that I had the opportunity to soak them all in, and hope the experience will remain as enriching for each student who comes after me.

  • Heather Tannenbaum '07

    I am proud to support the fabulous faculty at GFS. Even as a poor graduate student, I can always find money to give back to the community that has given me so much and shaped the person I am today.

  • Emma Schmidt '11

    I am so grateful to GFS for instilling in me the Quaker values with such thoughtful teachers--and I hope GFS can continue to do so for many more kids!

  • Sally and Andy Williams

    Al Clayton was a masterful teacher, a wonderful coach and a compassionate friend to people the world over. His many contributions to GFS are but a glimpse of the legacies he left this world, but they are powerful and lasting nonetheless.

  • Jill Eskin Major HaLevi

    GFS provided me with a warm and nurturing educational environment. I donate in memory of my friend and neighbor Andrew Harkins, who was a positive role model for me and others fortunate enough to know him.

  • Sarah Kanes

    I believe in GFS.

  • Carol T. Chung

    GFS was a very important part of my education and personal development. Glad to help out!

  • Paul Halpern and Felicia Hurewitz

    Germantown Friends School is a wonderful school with excellent faculty, administrators and staff who really care about student learning.

  • Rachel Rock

    So many GFS values permeate my daily life. I wish I still lived in Philadelphia so that I could send my own children to this unique and wonderful institution.

  • Jo Buyske

    GFS has had a wonderful and far reaching impact both on my kids who have gone there, and on the whole family as part of the GFS community.

  • Capt. Donnie Lee, MD

    GFS was my salvation during a very difficult time. My life's work and accomplishments are a testament to the foundation of Friends.

  • David M. Hock

    I think the value of the GFS education isn't necessarily the amount of knowledge learned, but being taught the ability to think. Our success as a nation hinges on people being able to think for themselves.

  • Constance L. Weldon '45

    A great school.

  • Tiffanie Dunschee

    I donate because I love GFS; it's a great school and community.

  • Lauren Sunstein

    GFS was a transformative experience for me, as high school probably always is. The difference with GFS is that transforms - i.e., successfully teaches - its students in all the best ways.

  • Jenna Goldman

    I give back because I apply both the teachings and experiences I gained from my time at GFS every day, both in my personal relationships and my professional successes.

  • Sally Owrid Allison

    I give, hoping that present and future students will benefit from a GFS education as I did.

  • J. Wynn Smith

    Thank you for what I have learned.

  • Janet Erlick

    Proud to support such a dynamic learning community!

  • Robert F. Sutton '65

    GFS really opened the door for me, and I want to keep it open for others.

  • Melissa McDonald Lide

    Engaged citizenship...importance of education, especially education like that of GFS

  • Carey Perloff

    Tom Loder is the most enthusiastic class rep ever and his wonderful emails to all of us sparked my giving!

  • Dwayne & Shawne Wharton

    We want to support GFS in any way we can.

  • Jenny Harland

    My father, Thomas Harland, Jr, was pulled from GFS after 10th grade in 1932 to support his three younger siblings. My K-12 GFS education was the best gift my parents gave me, and every year I donate with their generosity and sacrifices in mind.

  • George H. McNeely IV

    Every day, I depend upon and appreciate both the education and broader perspective given me by GFS.

  • Oren and Arona Gur

    I have come to truly appreciate the values instilled in me at GFS through experiences in the community and recognition of the inner light in everyone (thanks Faye Steacy!).

  • Christopher Segal

    I donated because attending GFS was an incredible privilege, and I want others to have the same opportunities I had, and the same amazing teachers and peers.

  • John Hofmann '02

    GFS is a truly unique institution to which I am deeply indebted.

  • Cary Sanders

    Germantown Friends School (GFS) taught me to be a critical thinker and to value the importance of social justice.

  • Leah Rosenberg

    We need more schools like GFS to teach the next young people now and in the future the knowledge to improve their lives and those of others and the keen desire to do so.

  • Ted Robinette

    Because GFS is The Best! Because I believe in supporting a school which has done, and continues to do so much good for so many.

  • Dawne B

    The GFS community truly helped shape who I am. I am so grateful for the support, encouragement, and generosity of the faculty and staff. Thanks for being part of such an amazing group of people!

  • Marshall Purdy

    Lookng back I can see that GFS made a difference in my future.

  • Benjamin Bull and Mia Gannon

    We are happy to support the GFS community!

  • Nicolette Riley '00

    GFS was and still is a family community.

  • Missy Apfelbaum Knee '74

    The education that GFS provides is unparalleled - scholastically, personally and civically. One of the greatest gifts one can give is the gift of education and a chance to do more than the previous generation.

  • Richard G. Freeman & Noreen Shanfelter

    Sending our children to GFS provided the entire household with a rich and rewarding and memorable experience and a basis for continuing to learn from and give back to the world.

  • Peter M. Cohen '87

    It's the least I could do after such a great 25th reunion. Wow, we're old!

  • David Wade '00

    Because GFS helps kids become the type of people who make a real difference.

  • Afshin Nili '83

    I received a lot from the GFS community during the time I was there, so I like to give back. I also give in memory of my dear friend, Tom Osborne, who helped to make my GFS experience so positive.

  • David Wade '00

    Because GFS helps kids become the type of people who make a real difference.

  • Anna Weisberg '06

    I donated because I am appreciative of the education I received at GFS and I hope that more students can have that opportunity.

  • Lauren Pinkus '96

    GFS gave me a great foundation and I hope it can do the same for others.

  • Nora Tickell '06

    GFS is a special place, and I hope to pass this message along to future generations.

  • Tina Diaz and Caleb Meyer

    Anything to support GFS!

  • Richard Cozzens '03

    I donated to show my support for the school that shaped me in many ways.

  • Rev. Dr. Barbara deB. Allen Purinton '67

    GFS is where we grew up and where I learned the values that have guided my life since then.

  • Anne Hess

    I love the GFS community, believe in how we do what we do and am glad to be a part of sustaining it for the future.

  • Jesse Biddle '10

    I donated because GFS is my second home. Anything I can do to help, I will do it.

  • Jaime Dutton '94

    I appreciate everything that GFS gave me and taught me and I enjoy giving back to the school.

  • David M. Sinclair '46

    GFS gave me a great educational start. I was there through the 7th grade.

  • Eddie Einbender-Luks '09

    It is hard to believe it has been three years since I graduated and I wanted to give back. It is my first time giving and GFS still means a lot to me.

  • Christopher Welch '96

    I went to GFS K-12. I think it's a great school full of great people!

  • David Felsen, Jr. '88

    GFS gives something to me everyday. That's why I gave.

  • Abbey Ruthrauff Flink '87

    GFS is an amazing place - was when I attended, and continues to be today. I loved visiting for our 25th!

  • Mrs. Dawn Keenheel

    I'd like to see great things and great people continue to develop at GFS.

  • David J. Cohen '87

    I really enjoyed seeing so many old friends at our 25th reunion this Spring and learning about the many different paths we have taken since graduation day.

  • Firth Whitehouse '78

    Without the generosity of others, I would not have been able to attend GFS as a "Lifer." So now it's my turn.

  • Marisa W

    I'm reminded, almost daily, of the impact GFS has had on my life and life's work. What a gift!

  • Hallie and Stew Friedman

    We gave in honor of these recent graduates: Hannah Drake, Livia Jaramillo, Emma Jerrehian and Madeline Nelson.

  • Lisa

    What a wonderful place for my child to learn!

  • Jonathan Yudis '90

    I love & support GFS!

  • Nicole D. Galli & Charles P. Goodwin

    We support the wonderful community and education provided by GFS.

  • Ron Craig '91

    To help present and future students.

  • Douglas & Tema Esberg

    We treasure the GFS community and want to help keep the school a strong, thriving institution.

  • Musthaq

    GFS has continued to provide a world class education in a very nurturing environment to both our kids.

  • Meg Ragas '85

    From the lasting friendships I made to the amazing teachers I had, GFS had a huge impact on my life--so much so that I now work here and my children are in the Lower School! I love that my daughters will have the same rich, diverse, values-based, community-building, learning experience that I did.

  • Robert and Jennifer Flaynik

    Thank you for a wonderful year!

  • Robert McGrath and Margret Einarson

    We give to GFS to support the outstanding educations provided to the children of the community.

  • Chris Singler

    Germantown Friends School is a gem.

  • The Rev. and Mrs. Richard S. Armstrong

    We appreciate the education our children received at GFS.

  • Kim & Fredric Plotnick

    Wanted to give back to the GFS community.

  • Rufus & Alison Standefer

    We feel lucky every day to have our daughters in this wonderful school, to be part of this one of a kind community of educators and families.

  • Sarah Buttenwieser '81

    Love to learn+values beyond self-interest+amazing community that translated into lifelong friendships=why I give (still!) to Germantown Friends. Shortest answer: gratitude! Paying it foward.

  • Holly and Tom Harrity

    We are constantly inspired by members of the GFS community, and are so grateful to be a part of it!

  • Ashleigh Eden Frank '11

    I donated because my donation will never equal the value that Germantown Friends School added to my life. The friendships I created, relationships I made with faculty, and lessons I learned will forever be a part of me.

  • William Giles Bishop '92

    I benefit from the education and experiences I enjoyed at GFS each and every day. Annual giving is an important part of maintaining that special environment for all those who have yet to walk through that open door. Go Tigers!

  • Johanna Peters-Burton Greeson '93

    I donate because over the years, GFS has held steadfast to its commitment to diversity and the Quaker testimony of equality, with approximately 25% of the student body receiving financial assistance in the form of a grant or loan.

  • Joe Staples '49

    I give to GFS in the hope that my gift will keep the school alive and well. Going to GFS was a wonderful experience for me.