Endowments give the school a solid foundation for the future while supporting current programs and projects. Your donations continue this tradition. Endowments available for contributions are listed below.
Della Mae Reese Jefferson Scholarship Fund
The Della Mae Reese Jefferson Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of the mother of RMS teacher, coach and mentor, Felecia Jefferson. Because Della Mae would often tell her children to “care about others,” the fund was created by an initial gift from Felecia and her siblings. It was fully funded in 2008. Interest from the principal is awarded annually by the Financial Aid Team to current RMS students who have demonstrated financial need.
Martha Mabey Endowment for the Arts Fund
The Martha Mabey Endowment for the Arts Fund was established in 1996 to honor former three-time Head of School, Dr. Martha Mabey, Emeritus. This scholarship is awarded at the RMS Graduation Ceremony each year to a graduating eighth grader for their excellence in visual, literary and/or performing arts study. In addition, each year, the school draws down no more than 5% towards the Visiting Scholars Program.
Training Educators and More (TEAM) Endowment
Established in 2004 through a major gift from RMS parents, Jim and Estelle Broduer, this endowment is to fund professional development opportunities for RMS staff and faculty.
Capital Facility Endowment
Established in 2012 through a major gift from RMS grandparent Ben Humphreys, Sr., this fund ensures the upkeep of our facilities.
The Wise Family Endowment
Established in 2015 through a major gift from RMS parents, Marc and Laurel Wise, this endowment is to fund financial aid for students.
Established in 2016, this general fund equals .5% of RMS’s total unrestricted operating expenses. RMS will incrementally increase that percentage amount over the next 3 to 5 years to get the amount funded through operations to 1% of operating expenses annually.