Lives & Livelihoods Campaign
Together, we made a promise to the future. It was a promise to possibility, to excellence, and to the students who will be come leaders in traditional trade and craft.
NBSS set the goals in 2015. Over four years, you helped to fulfill the promise through the Lives & Livelihoods campaign.
total endowed funds by December 31, 2018, enabling more student aid
freeze annual tuition increases by 2020, and limit future increases moving forward
scholarship awards for our talented students each year by 2024
Your response as a community was truly inspiring. Ultimately, we exceeded our ambitious goal by building an endowment of $20,560,847.
With your help, our current and future graduates will be free to pursue careers based on their passions, with less of a financial burden. They will go on to shape the future of fine craftsmanship, become the next generation of leaders in their fields, and make a tangible, lasting difference in communities near and far.
Thank you for your generous support.
For over 135 years, the mission of North Bennet Street School has been to provide vocational training as a path to self-sufficiency and a meaningful, productive life. That mission is no less relevant today than it was at the School's inception. At a time when many question the assumption that a four-year college education is essential for success in life, when student loan debt is over $1.2 trillion, and when 48% of college graduates are working jobs that do not require a four-year degree, we offer an alternative path to a rewarding career.
North Bennet Street School is a treasure for the City of Boston. I share the School's commitment to an accessible, quality education, and to ensuring that everyone has a fair shot at realizing their full potential.
MARTIN J. WALSH, MAYOR OF BOSTON
As the preeminent school of craft, we provide the highest quality education possible.
Our educational philosophy is focused on hand-skills training that is by nature intensive, intimate, and community oriented. Ultimately, our method seeks to teach the “whole person” how to make a living and lead a fuller life.
Scholarship aid is essential if we are to accept the best, brightest, and broadest possible range of students.
With less student debt, the next generation of our graduates will be free to pursue careers based on their passions, not their financial obligations.
Providing our students with excellence in education comes at a cost.
It is not realistic to expect an individual to embark upon a career in craft, with modest expectations for financial rewards in the early years, to assume this level of debt.
With your help, we will carry the School's mission into the future.
By lowering the cost of enrollment, hardworking students can focus on their education rather than paying the bills while in School. With less student debt, the next generation of our graduates will be free to pursue careers based on their passions, not their financial obligations.
|Dorothy C. Africa BB ’93||Roy A. Hunt Foundation|
|Jacob D. Albert||Timothy J. Hunt|
|David CF ’11 & Holly Ambler||Tim & Joanie Ingraham|
|William & Nancy Ames||David & Ann Ingram|
|Karen Arras||Kenneth & Robin Isaacs|
|David E. Bader||Jack & Libby Jacobs|
|Francis & Carla Baird||Anita Johnson|
|Cathleen A. Baker||Elizabeth B. Johnson|
|Nancy Baker||Kristen N. Johnson|
|Jeannie & Henry Becton, Jr.||Peder C. Johnson|
|McKey BB ’11 & James Berkman||David W. Jones PC ’14, in memory of Roger D. Jones|
|Patricia H. Biggar||Harold N. & Jennie Hunnewell Kaplan|
|Tom & Tracey Bird||Martha Kearsley|
|Phyllis & David Bloom||Wallace Kemp|
|Katherine Colt Boden||Vin CF ’13 & Becky Kennedy|
|Mary Patrick Bogan||Charles CF ’05 & Charlotte Kline|
|Fleur S. Bresler||Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers|
|Brian C. Broderick||Joseph L. & Peggy R. Kociubes|
|David & Anne Bromer||John Langer|
|Gladys Brooks Foundation||Catherine C. Lastavica|
|Brooks Ltd. Piano Products, in honor of Jack Stebbins||Seth & Cynthia Lawry|
|Desmond Brown||Thomas Lee CF ’88|
|Ellen C. Burbank||Kate Levy BB ’18|
|William T. & Louise Burgin||David W. Lewis, Jr.|
|Brad Calloway||Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation|
|John Carrera BB ’96||Brooks Lobkowicz|
|Richard & Betsy Cheek||Lux Mentis, Booksellers|
|Chevy Chase Trust||Lynch & Lynch, Attorneys|
|H. Nichols B. Clark||Michael & Cynthia Malm|
|Judith A. Cohen BB ’98||Avital Manor Peleg|
|Paul Combe||The Manton Foundation|
|Edward S. Cooke, Jr. & Carol Warner||Anne & Marc Margulies|
|William G. Creelman||Kathleen A. Markees BB ’92|
|Jill Davenport PT ’94||James M. Marsh|
|Bruce & Lynn Dayton||Walter McDonald|
|Nicholas & Elizabeth Deane||Mark McGraw|
|Bob & Bobo Devens||Tish & Steve Mead|
|Forbes & Carolyn Dewey||Michael and Louisa von Clemm Foundation, Inc.|
|Mario DiLeo||Ned Miller PC ’98|
|Dr. Thomas Divilio||Starr Moore|
|Patricia Dranoff, in honor of Walter McDonald||Caroline Mortimer|
|E & L Campbell Family Foundation||Patrick CF ’97 & Danielle Muecke|
|Simon Eccles & Carolyn Hitt||Rebecca Métois BB ’17|
|Samuel & Avril Ellenport||Amanda Nelsen BB ’07|
|Janet & Chris English||John Nove BB ’07|
|Arini Esarey BB ’11||Carol O’Hare|
|Mark Esser & Amanda Hegarty||John F. O’Regan BB ’97|
|Florence Everett||Richard CF ’05 & Marie BB ’02 Oedel|
|Paul H. Farris||Nick Offerman|
|The Felicia Fund, Inc.||Selma Ordewer|
|David & Karen Firestone||Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund|
|Erin Fletcher BB ’12||The Pennyghael Foundation|
|Doris C. Freitag||The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust|
|Claire Fruitman CF ’96, Brian & Griffin Bram||Daniel L. Quinn & John B. Quinn|
|Aude Gabory BB ’09||Adrienne & Mitchell Rabkin|
|Melissa Gallin & Alessandro Vianello||David A. & Susan Berkman Rahm, in honor of McKey Berkman|
|Paula J. Garbarino CA ’80, CF ’88||James Reid-Cunningham BB ’90|
|Rebekah Lord Gardiner BB ’93 & J. Matthew Gardiner||Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation|
|Chris Gates||Jim & Sandy Righter|
|Jan & Ron Geddes||Cornelia C. Roberts|
|Jock Gifford JM ’97, CF ’01 & Brigid Sullivan||June & Jack Robinson|
|Ken Gilbert BB ’10||Lea & Adam Rutledge|
|Claire Grund Gillespie BB ’05||Schooner Foundation|
|Robert Goodman||David & Marie Louise Scudder|
|Bruns & Penny Grayson||Lisa Shaw|
|David Greenewalt Charitable Trust||Laura & William Shucart|
|Mr. & Mrs. H.D.S. Greenway & Family||Ronald & Mary Skates|
|Gale Guild||Parker & Natalie Small, in memory of Ettore Battaglia|
|Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99||Steven B. Soppe|
|Thomas W. Haas Foundation||Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation|
|Kirk & Kathryn Hachigian||Mary F. Stevens|
|Rick & Mary Jo Hamilton||Lewis PA ’80 & Toni Surdam|
|Devens H. & Sandy Hamlen||Manson & Anne Surdam|
|Yumiko Harris BB ’08||Peter H. Talbot|
|Marsha S. Hassett VM ’98||Hannah Tashjian BB ’05|
|Deborah M. Hauser||Pamela Thayer|
|Barbara Adams Hebard BB ’90||Geneva CF ’16 & William Thorndike|
|Tessa & John Hedley-Whyte||Joan & Nicholas Thorndike|
|Julie E. & Bayard Henry||Edmund C. Toomey|
|Robert & Jane Herbert||John A. Totter PT ’15, PA ’16|
|Marilyn L. BB ’88 & James L. Heskett||Barbara Trachtenberg|
|William CF ’07 & Corinna Hettinger||Ro Trainor JM ’91|
|High Meadows Foundation||Colin Urbina BB ’11|
|Hilary & Eric Woodward||Gaye Hill & Jeffrey Urbina|
|Nancy J. Hoffman||Wagner Foundation|
|Randall & Tanya Holton, in honor of David Ambler||James A. S. Walker|
|Barbara & Amos Hostetter||Deborah Wender|
|Edward & Marianna Howland||Western Ohio Woodworkers Organization|
|Brent Hull PC ’93||Mary Grace Whalen BB ’16|
|Luisa Hunnewell & Larry Newman||Mary & Tim Williams|
|Tommy & Jen Hunnewell||Windgate Charitable Foundation|
|Francis O. Hunnewell Family||Dr. Hsushi Yeh|
|Emily & Frank Hunnewell||Anonymous (12)|
|M. Luisa B. Hunnewell||Anonymous, in memory of Anibal Hernandez Garcia Sanabria|
|Rebecca Hunnewell, MD|
|Walter & Lila Hunnewell|
|Willard P. Hunnewell|
Generous donations from individuals and foundations have made possible a wide range of endowed scholarships for qualified NBSS students. Some of these are based on financial need, while others are based on merit.
For more information about creating a scholarship fund, please contact our Development Office at email@example.com or 617-227-0155 x 172.
- The Surdam-Murphy Scholarship (Basic Piano Technology)
- Board of Advisors Endowed Scholarship
- Lisa von Clemm Bookbinding Scholarship
- Partners in Craft (Carpentry & Preservation Carpentry)
- Vin Kennedy (veterans and/or immigrants)
- Gladys Brooks Foundation Scholarship (based on merit)
- Harold Whitworth Pierce Scholarship Endowment
- Linn Foundation Veterans Program Endowment
- Heskett Scholarship (Bookbinding)
- Manton Foundation Scholarship
- Western Ohio Woodworking Organization Scholarship
- Walter McDonald Scholarship Fund
- Hess Scholarship Fund (Violin Making)
- Comly (Piano Technology)
- Sanborn Mills Scholarship (New Hampshire residents only)
- Ddora Foundation
David Ambler CF ’11
Please contact our Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-227-0155 x172.