Ruth T. Bedford '32

Ruth T. Bedford was a 1932 graduate of Foxcroft School. She was a daring and creative woman with a good deal of grit. She was an accomplished horsewoman, sailor, golfer, tennis player, and licensed seaplane pilot.
Ruth served with the American Red Cross in Europe during World War II, and she also worked for Rodgers & Hammerstein as a casting director and stage manager on several Broadway shows. She is fondly remembered for singing show tunes with visitors from Foxcroft. Ruth died in June of 2014, just shy of her 100th birthday, and she bequeathed the largest gift ever made to an all-girls secondary school.
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.