An initial gift or total balance of at least $25,000 establishes a named endowed fund at Currey Ingram Academy. Below is a list of the 2019-20 Endowment and Scholarship Funds.
ANNETTE AND IRWIN ESKIND ENDOWMENT FUND FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Annette Eskind and her late husband Irwin, both grandparents of a Currey Ingram alumna, started this fund in 1999. It helps faculty and staff remain current in cutting-edge programs for students with learning differences.
BONITA J. HALPRIN FUND
This fund was established in 2007 after the passing of Ms. Bonnie Halprin. Ms. Halprin was a former parent and teacher at Currey Ingram and served as president of the first parent group at Westminster School (now Currey Ingram Academy).
BRITT HENDERSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Carol and Bobby Henderson established this fund in 1989 in memory of their son, one of the first students at Westminster School of Nashville (now Currey Ingram Academy). Since 2005, this fund includes proceeds from the school’s annual Henderson Memorial Golf Tournament.
CAL TURNER, JR., ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Car Turner, Jr., began this fund in 2001 to help families with economic disadvantages.
CATE FRIST BOENSCH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund was established in 2002 by Dorothy Frist Boensch, former Currey Ingram grandparent and mother of a Westminster alumna.
CHERRIE FORTE FARNETTE ENDOWED FUND
Established in 2008 by former administrator and faculty member Cherrie Forte Farnette, this fund perpetuates Currey Ingram’s capacity to serve and educate the wider community about learning differences.
COVENANT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For 34 years, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville housed Currey Ingram Academy as Westminster School. Church parishioners and officials established this fund.
DIANA RUMBAUGH ENDOWED FUND
The Diana Rumbaugh Fund was established in 2008 after Ms. Rumbaugh passed away. Ms. Rumbaugh was an energetic teacher who helped her students achieve success in the classroom and was also there to cheer them on in their extracurricular activities.
DOROTHY CATE AND THOMAS F. FRIST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Frist, Sr. were among the first friends and supporters of Westminster School. Their initial gift in 1975 allowed the school to install its first drinking fountain. Dr. and Mrs. Frist continued to support Westminster until their deaths in 1998. Their children established this fund in their memory.
DR. STEPHEN JOHNSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established in 2019 by Jennifer and Billy Frist, to support financial aid for students in the school’s Bridges program.
GLORIA AND DAVID BACON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Gloria and David Bacon Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in their memory because of their commitment to the mission of Currey Ingram Academy. Gloria Bacon taught at Westminster School of Nashville in the 1980s.
HELOISE AND JACK W. KUHN, SR. SCHOLARSHIP FUND ENDOWMENT
In 2001, the Heloise and Jack W. Kuhn Scholarship Endowment was set up by former Currey Ingram grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn, to support scholarships.
JOANNE GUNDY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Joanne Gundy Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Ms. Gundy was the mother of former Head of School Kathy Rayburn. Ms. Gundy was a dedicated and beloved English teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to Nashville in 2002.
JOE C. DAVIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Funded by the Joe C. Davis Foundation, this scholarship endowment makes a Currey Ingram education accessible to students from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
JONI WERTHAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In 2001, the Joni Werthan Scholarship was established. Since that time, the fund has helped students receive a personalized education at Currey Ingram.
KATHLEEN G. RAYBURN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Kathleen G. Rayburn Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 upon the retirement of longtime Head of School Ms. Kathy Rayburn. Ms. Rayburn served as Head of School from 1995-2013 and oversaw the transition of the Westminster School of Nashville to Currey Ingram Academy in 2002.
THE LODEN FAMILY ENDOWMENT
The Loden family established this fund during the 2013-14 school year. The fund supports scholarships.
LOUIE M. AND BETTY M. PHILLIPS ENDOWMENT
Made possible through a gift from the Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation, this fund generates financial assistance for deserving Currey Ingram students.
THE ROWLAND FAMILY ENDOWMENT
The Rowland family established this fund in 2013. The fund supports faculty compensation.
SIS AND DORTCH OLDHAM ENDOWMENT
This endowment was created in 2014 through a planned gift from Sis and Dortch Oldham. The fund supports need-based financial aid.
VANDERBILT CURREY INGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND (Endowed with Vanderbilt University)
In 2002, Stephanie and John Ingram established a scholarship fund for the children of Vanderbilt University employees who are accepted to Currey Ingram and qualify for financial aid.
WILLARD AND FRANCES HENDRIX FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Hendrix Foundation established this fund in 2004. Its founders and trustees are longtime supporters of education throughout Middle Tennessee.
THOMAS HANNAH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Dr. Jane Hannah established this fund in 2015 in memory of her son, Thomas Hannah. The proceeds from this fund are given to a worthy Currey Ingram student with dyslexia or ADHD.