Gifts from alumnae and their parents, current parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends allow Foxcroft to offer a dynamic and holistic educational program.
Exceptional levels of support strengthen every aspect of school life. A cutting-edge science program and facility, merit and need-based scholarships, new and updated software, hardware and networking capabilities, and expanded community service opportunities are just a few of the visible outcomes of thoughtful gifts to Foxcroft.
Credit card gifts are accepted numerous ways: online, over the phone, or through the mail.
Foxcroft School accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. To make a gift via the phone, please contact the Director of Advancement Services Laura Booze at 540.687.4517 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appreciated stocks and bonds are, next to cash, the assets most frequently donated to Foxcroft School.
Making a gift of securities is both simple and tax efficient because you receive a double tax benefit. If you would like to make a gift of stock to Foxcroft School, please transfer the stock to:
Foxcroft's Merrill Lynch Account # 79504025
DTC Number 8862
Rod Brandon, Account Representative
To insure our ability to promptly acknowledge your gift, please advise your broker to name you on a trailer on the transaction confirmation and contact Laura Booze, Director of Advancement Services, by phone at 540.687.4517 or via email at email@example.com.
Donors who wish to contribute to the Annual Fund or Capital Campaign but do not wish to make an immediate payment may instead make a pledge.
A pledge is a promise to make a specified payment within a specific period of time; for the Annual Fund, it is the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
Pledges can be made online, by mail, email, or phone. The Office of Institutional Advancement will mail pledge reminder letters and pledge forms during the fund year. Please call the Director of Advancement Services Laura Booze at 540.687.4517 should you have any questions or wish to make a pledge over the phone.
Whether in the form of bequests, trusts, annuities, pooled income, or property interests, planned gifts ensure that Foxcroft will retain and attract inspiring teachers, design and implement rigorous and creative educational programs, offer much needed financial aid to prospective students, and carefully maintain and augment buildings and grounds as needed. Please visit the Planned Giving page for more details.
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Young women learn best when challenged by an interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum. That's why, at this all girls private boarding school in Virginia, you'll find girls flying drones across campus, developing apps in Schoolhouse, writing poetry on the banks of Goose Creek, and utilizing our current construction projects to learn about engineering. The Foxcroft Circle, previously the Annual Fund, makes these experiences possible.
Embracing Miss Charlotte's motto: "Keep up with the times," the Campus Master Plan for Foxcroft addresses present and future needs with understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the character of the campus: rural, open, solid, and unpretentious.
Gifts to Foxcroft’s endowment are an important part of the School’s financial foundation. Each endowment gift is invested and the earnings are used to support all aspects of the School, including programs, faculty, and students.
Planned gifts take various forms and provide for the future needs of the School. Forever Foxcroft was established in 1999 by the Board of Trustees to recognize individuals who have included Foxcroft in their estate plans.
In late October, students were elated to hear that the new turf fields were open for play, knowing full well what the project means to Foxcroft Athletics and its participants. It brings the fields up to regulation size for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer; eliminates the slope of the fields; and addresses the poor condition of the playing surfaces. It provides an all-weather option for softball and adds a practice track that makes a spring track program possible. Plus, the facility now includes new scoreboards, stadium seating, handicap access, and conduit for future lighting.
Several lead gifts in support of our multi-sport turf fields have been received but, as the project nears completion, the School community is invited to participate in this momentous gift to Foxcroft athletes, current and future. Make a general donation or choose a naming opportunity to honor an athlete, coach, or family members. Naming opportunities range from a stadium seat ($500) or team bench ($5,000) to the two regulation-size fields ($500,000 each).
For details or to make a gift online, visit www.foxcroft.org/turf. If you would like to discuss naming opportunities or have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement (540.687.4510; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Foxcroft School is excited to announce that it has been honored as a 2018 Gold Circle of Excellence Award recipient by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a global membership association of educational institutions.
Following its recent spring meeting, the Board of Trustees at Foxcroft School announced the successful completion of its $75 million Centennial Campaign. The fundraising campaign is one of the largest ever to be completed by a U.S. girls’ school to date.
Not only did the School successfully close the projected 10-year campaign two years ahead of schedule, but it also surpassed its $75 million goal by $3.6 million and increased the endowment for the all-girls school by over 200 percent.
With a snip of the scissors and a roar of appreciative cheers, one of Foxcroft School's iconic buildings, Court, was rededicated Thursday, September 29, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Head of School Catherine S. McGehee and Board Chair Anne Michele Lyons Kuhns '87.
Court, which had served as a dormitory since the 1930s, has been renovated and repurposed as a lovely welcome center that houses the external arm of administration offices — Admission, Advancement, Marketing and Communication, and Business. It also has spaces used daily by students and other members of the community such as the School Store, campus post office, an outdoor terrace, and a large seminar room with state-of-the-art technology.
Thanks to the wonderful response from the recently announced dollar-for-dollar challenge, we are less than $600,000 away from our goal to fully fund and endow Court, thus completing the Residential Initiative. This generous match has made an incredible impact on the campaign by doubling the value of each and every gift made.
As we race towards the goal, please consider stepping up to the challenge and making a gift to Court today.
Rachel Morehouse grew up in Huntington, WV, and moved to Northern Virginia during her teenage years. After completing a bachelor’s degree program in Global Affairs at George Mason University, Rachel worked as an Administrative Assistant with Fairfax County Public Schools’ Office of Early Childhood Education. Realizing that she was not quite finished with her academic journey, Rachel moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Southampton. This decision was met with the overwhelming support from her mother, an upper school AP English Literature teacher at Flint Hill School, who relished the fact that her youngest daughter was following in her footsteps.
After two years of living abroad, Rachel completed her academic coursework and returned to the United States to finish her master’s thesis, which focused on adaptations of the fairy tale in contemporary female literature. She worked briefly as the Executive Assistant to the Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Penn State while finishing her thesis, and she eventually returned to Northern Virginia where she filled multiple administrative roles at George Mason University’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases.
Rachel is a a true believer in the power of education, and she loves any task that challenges her to learn new skills -- especially if that new skill is related to technology (she built her own PC a few years back!). She currently lives in Ashburn and loves to engage in various DIY projects around the house. During warmer months, you may run into her riding her bike along the W&OD trail which runs directly behind her condo. Rachel is also more than a little obsessed with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Simon, and his favorite spot is on her lap (all 90 pounds of him!).
Marion Couzens joined the Foxcroft community in January of 1997, to work on the school’s $30 million Gateways to Excellence Campaign. Prior to Foxcroft, Marion worked in the political arena as a government affairs representative for the steel industry. She has also worked for a private on-line legislative service and a marketing/public relations firm.
A graduate of Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT, Marion received her BA from Colgate University. She lives in Middleburg with her husband, daughter, and son. She enjoys riding, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her family. One of the "perks" of her job is the opportunity she has to meet the many wonderful people who are connected to this school.
Laura Booze was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems from George Mason University. After working in graphic design, Laura came to Foxcroft in 2005. She has held a number of positions in the erstwhile Development Office — now known as the Office of Institutional Advancement — and is currently the Director of Advancement Services.
Laura currently lives off campus in Leesburg, Va. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, traveling, and watching movies.
Terry Meyer came to Foxcroft first as a parent in 2004 when her eldest daughter, Emma, arrived as a freshman and stayed in this role through her youngest daughter Ellie’s Foxcroft journey as well. During these seven years, Terry participated actively in the Parents’ Association and volunteered to assist with the Silent Auction. As Ellie graduated, an opportunity for Terry to stay involved with Foxcroft emerged in the Development Office, and she joined the Foxcroft community as staff in July 2011.
Prior to Foxcroft, Terry served in virtually all aspects of non-profit management with organizations ranging from the Fulbright Program to organizations dedicated to hand surgery and water resources. She brings 25 years of diverse experience to her position.
In her free time, Terry likes to throw pots, make jewelry, get dirt under her fingernails in the garden, and keep bees.
Office Manager, Office of Institutional Advancement; Dorm Parent
Pam joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in the spring of 2015. She is familiar with the area as she grew up in Northern Virginia, and then traveled west and spent twenty years in Texas and Wyoming. Since returning to the area, she has worked at an independent K-12 school in Annandale, Virginia and in the commercial defense industry.
Pam has a daughter in college and lives in Front Royal, Virginia where she enjoys cooking, wineries, and bear watching.
Marett Carey joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in May 2017 as Annual Fund Coordinator. Marett comes to us from Rainforest Trust, Warrenton, VA, where she served as Annual Giving Coordinator and where in NYC, she served as Major Gifts Assistant to the Rainforest Alliance. She has been a grant research assistant to Columbia University Libraries and a philanthropy assistant at The Nature Conservancy. She also served as a Major Gifts Intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
A graduate of Roanoke College with a B.A. in Art and French, Marett earned an M.S. in Fundraising Management for Non-Profits from Columbia University. Marett plans to marry in September and settle in Winchester with her husband and two dogs.
Katherine Murphy joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in June 2017 as Campaign Coordinator. In this role, Katherine is responsible for working on capital fundraising initiatives, including planned giving. Katherine previously served as Senior Individual Giving Coordinator for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she supported the cultivation of major gift donors, among other duties.
Katherine graduated from Muhlenberg College, Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and lives on campus as a dorm parent in Orchard.
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.