The personalized educational experience of Currey Ingram Academy is made possible by our low student-teacher ratio, state-of-the art technology, exceptional teacher training, and through the generosity of our community donors.
In an effort to serve every student who seeks a Currey Ingram education, our community of donors has generously contributed to our endowment and financial aid opportunities creating life-changing experiences for current and prospective students.

The generosity of our supporters has enabled the school to offer need-based tuition assistance through these designated funds, and just over 40% of our families receive tuition assistance each year. Donors are welcome to create an endowed scholarship fund, add to an already established fund, or by contributing to the general scholarship endowment fund.

As of March, 2022, a separate, named endowment fund may be established with an initial investment of $25,000 or more. If a donor has a desire to create a named endowment but isn't able to start it with the initial investment amount, then the minimum amount is $5,000. Those funds will be placed in the Academy’s investment account and not drawn upon until the $25,000 minimum balance is reached, either by donation or earnings.

The Endowed Scholarship Gift: Plant a seed and watch it grow
The interest earned on an endowed financial aid fund is used annually to provide need-based tuition assistance to qualified students and families. The principal amount of the fund remains intact, thereby perpetually assuring use of the interest earned. 
 
If you are interested in learning more about establishing an endowed fund, please contact the Director of Development, Judi North.
    • Judi North

      Director of Development

Interested in establishing an endowed fund at Currey Ingram Academy? Contact Director of Development, Judi North, or call 615-777-4816.

Endowment and Financial Aid Funds

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 our current Endowment and Financial Aid Funds.

THE 1968 SOCIETY
The 1968 Society recognizes those members of the School community who make a bequest or planned gift, expanding opportunities for future generations of Currey Ingram Academy students. With gifts of all sizes, members of The 1968 Society honor and sustain the mission of Currey Ingram Academy and inspire others to support the School. Like the School’s founders, theirs is a legacy with continuing impact. We are honored to represent their philanthropic priorities in perpetuity, and deeply grateful for the opportunity to assume that trust and responsibility.

ANNA SUE SHAW TRUST ENDOWMENT FUND
This fund was established in 2018 by the Anna Sue Shaw Foundation in support of the It's Possible Campaign to help families who may find tuition a barrier to enrollment.

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 FINANCIAL AID 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). 

CAL TURNER, JR., ENDOWED FINANCIAL AID FUND
Cal Turner, Jr., began this fund in 2001 to help families with economic disadvantages. 

CATE FRIST BOENSCH ENDOWED FINANCIAL AID 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 FINANCIAL AID 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 FINANCIAL AID 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 FINANCIAL AID 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 FINANCIAL AID FUND
The Gloria and David Bacon Endowed Financial Aid 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. FINANCIAL AID FUND ENDOWMENT
In 2001, the Heloise and Jack W. Kuhn Financial Aid Endowment was set up by former Currey Ingram grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn, to support financial aid. 

INGRAM INDUSTRIES (AND AFFILIATES) ENDOWMENT FUND
In 2021, John Ingram established a financial aid fund for the children of Ingram Industries (and Affiliates) employees who are accepted to Currey Ingram and qualify for financial aid.

JOANNE GUNDY FINANCIAL AID FUND
The Joanne Gundy Financial Aid 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 FINANCIAL AID FUND
Funded by the Joe C. Davis Foundation, this financial aid endowment makes a Currey Ingram education accessible to students from various socioeconomic backgrounds. 

JONI WERTHAN FINANCIAL AID FUND
In 2001, the Joni Werthan Financial Aid Fund was established. Since that time, the fund has helped students receive a personalized education at Currey Ingram. 

KATHLEEN G. RAYBURN FINANCIAL AID FUND
The Kathleen G. Rayburn Financial Aid 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 financial aid. 

THE LOIS KROEGER FINANCIAL AID FUND 
This fund was established in 2021 after the passing of Mrs. Lois Henning Kroeger, mother of former Currey Ingram Board of Trust President Steve Kroeger and grandparent to alumni Steven Kroeger.

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. 

THE SELBY & RICHARD MCRAE FINANCIAL AID FUND 
This endowment was created in 2019 through a gift to the It's Possible Campaign by Adrienne and Richard McRae III & the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation, to support financial aid.

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 FINANCIAL AID FUND (Endowed with Vanderbilt University)
In 2002, Stephanie and John Ingram established a financial aid 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 FINANCIAL AID 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.

List of 1 items.

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).