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Endowment

The ability of a school to attract and retain the most qualified faculty, to incorporate innovation in its programs, and to enroll talented students from diverse backgrounds is significantly affected by the strength of the school's endowment. Endowment income supports all aspects of the Ensworth experience, and we are grateful for the generous donors who have provided enduring support for Ensworth's people and programs through gifts to the endowment.

Endowed Funds

Armistead Scholars Fund

This fund has been established by Bob and Bill Armistead, longtime supporters of Ensworth School. The fund shall be maintained as an endowment for the support of financial aid for Ensworth, awarded annually by the authorized school committee. Preference will be given to prospective students who are residents of Williamson County, Tennessee.

Artist in Residence Fund

The Artist in Residence Fund has been established by a generous family to enrich the performing arts program at Ensworth. The fund shall be maintained as an endowment for the support of an Artist in Residence Program at the High School.

Athletics Coaching Fund

This fund has been established by Jennie and Rob McCabe to enable Ensworth to provide the resources needed to recruit and retain the very best individuals in all coaching positions.

Charles T. Munger Science Chair

This fund has been established by a generous donor to enable Ensworth to recruit and/or retain an outstanding teacher in the science discipline through carefully selected enrichment opportunities and recognition. 

Claire McBride Bass Endowment for the Arts

This fund has been established by family and friends of Ensworth alumna, Claire McBride Bass '71 to honor her memory and cherish her love for the arts. This fund supports an arts speaker series or visiting artist at Ensworth.

Donor Designated Scholars Fund

This fund has been established by a generous Ensworth family to support students who demonstrate a financial need, giving them the opportunity to cultivate their own talents and receive an enriching experience at Ensworth. 

Elizabeth Nesbitt Krebs Endowment Fund

This fund was established by family and friends of Betsy Krebs to honor her life and to give an outstanding student an opportunity to develop his or her academic talents and skills at Ensworth. 

Extraordinary Teachers Fund

This fund has been established to ensure that Ensworth offers competitive salaries & benefits to recruit & retain excellent teachers.

Faculty and Staff Endowment Fund

This fund has been established by a longtime supporter of Ensworth. Through this fund, Ensworth will be able to support our faculty and staff both during their teaching years and into retirement, which will help Ensworth attract and retain excellent employees. 

Global Initiatives Fund

This fund has been established to provide support for students and faculty to experience other cultures and to serve in communities throughout the world.

Mathematics Chair

This fund was established by a generous donor to enable Ensworth to recruit and/or retain an outstanding teacher in the mathematics discipline through carefully selected enrichment opportunities and recognition. 

Monroe and Ann Scott Carell Scholars Fund

This fund has been established by the Carells to annually award five students a grant based on financial need, character, scholarship, achievement and ability, qualities of leadership, and breadth and depth of extracurricular activities.

Puryear Debate Fund

This fund has been established by the Puryear family and is restricted for use in support of establishing and maintaining a Debate Team at Ensworth.

Robert Inman Financial Aid Fund

This fund has been established by the Ensworth Alumni Council to honor the legacy of Robert Inman, who was a beloved teacher and coach at Ensworth for many years. Coach Inman served as a mentor and an inspiration to his students, encouraging them to develop their talents and discover their individual strengths. Monies from the fund will provide financial aid for eligible students, giving them the opportunity to cultivate their own talents and receive an enriching experience at Ensworth. 

Service Learning Fund

This fund has been established to provide support for students in their service endeavors, aiding their development as responsible & caring members of the community.

The Bill Kautzman Fund for the Teaching of Mathematics

This fund was established by Ann and Jon Shayne in support of Ensworth’s strategic goal to ensure a best-in-class math and science program across all divisions, so that students are able to compete in a quickly changing world. This permanently endowed fund is restricted for use in support of the teaching of mathematics at Ensworth.

The Riley Fund for Faculty Development and Curriculum Innovation

Distributions from this fund are intended to encourage the work of Ensworth’s faculty in making Ensworth a great school and to honor the innovative spirit at the core of the founding of Ensworth School. Support will be available for those faculty members who seek to develop and enhance their teaching skills, study curriculum innovation, or simply continue their journey as a life-long learner.

Walter M. Robinson, Jr. Financial Aid Fund

This fund has been established in memory of Walter M. Robinson, Jr. an Ensworth founder, former trustee and long time supporter.  The fund shall be maintained as an endowment for the support of financial aid for students in Ensworth's High School, awarded annually by the authorized school committee. Preference will be given to students who show a talent and love for Math and Science.

 

Ensworth's endowment comprises unrestricted and restricted funds: 77% represents unrestricted gifts, while 23% of funds are directed in support of specific programs or purposes.