The Fathers Club Tradition of Giving
Over the past 6 decades, the Fathers Club has provided the Flintridge Prep community with volunteer support, mentoring & leadership, and funding for worthwhile projects and endowments. Active involvement in the Fathers Club is a wonderful way to leave your mark on Flintridge Prep. By participating in the contribution process you impact the Flintridge Prep campus experience and the quality of our students’ education.
Flintridge Prep John Plumb ’64 Endowment Fund
Annually, the Fathers Club contributes to the John Plumb ’64 Endowment.
Established in 1990 by the Flintridge Prep Alumni Association, the John Plumb ’64 Endowment provides resources for faculty enrichment. The fund is named in honor of John Plumb ’64, who served as a teacher, coach, and administrator at Flintridge Prep from 1968 to 1990.
Flintridge Prep believes that it is not enough to hire excellent faculty. A culture of support for faculty enrichment must exist in order to maintain excellence both in the classroom and in all campus programming. By encouraging Flintridge Prep faculty to continue their professional growth, students receive the highest caliber instruction and innovative coaching.
Speaking to the value of the faculty enrichment program, Ms. Ingrid Herskind, a teacher at Flintridge Prep said:
“As a teacher at Flintridge Prep, I’ve been so pleased with the support the school gives its teachers in terms of faculty development. Over the years I’ve been able to supplement my intellectual growth and curiosity through travel (Africa; Nicaragua; London), educational classes (London School of Economics; Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at Stanford University) and athletic clinics. Without the support of the school’s generous faculty development program, I would never have been able to follow my dreams and goals.”
Ingrid Herskind teaches AP US History; Post-Colonial Africa; International Relations and is the school’s boys’ Cross Country coach and assistant coach for Swimming and Diving.
The Fathers Club annual gift to the Flintridge Prep John Plumb ’64 Endowment Fund comes from proceeds of the annual Golf Tournament and Dinner.
Annual financial gifts from the Fathers Club to Flintridge Prep enrich the campus environment, and provides critical resources to the development of quality scholastic programs. Potential funding opportunities are identified by the school and voted on by the Fathers Club members at our meetings.
Over the past few years, funding projects have included: concussion equipment for the athletic department, audio video camera equipment for the arts department, enhanced audio visual technology for the classroom and science lab renovation project, redesign of the athletic department offices, and replacing the campus lunch tables.
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