Endowed & Special Funds

The following funds are permanently restricted. The income generated by the principal of these funds goes toward directly supporting a specific program area or activity.

E.E. FORD HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND
Established in May of 2000 by a matching grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, this fund supports high school faculty professional development.

ENDOWMENT FUND FOR FACULTY COMPENSATION
Established through the Capital & Endowment Gifts Initiative, this fund is restricted to faculty compensation to ensure the quality and caliber of Rudolf Steiner School faculty.

THE GERTRUDE J. PETER SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS OF THE STEINER SCHOOL
Before Gertrude J. Peter (1916-2002) died, she told her daughter Irene Mantel that she would like to leave money for an institution of Irene’s choice. Ms. Mantel, who has been a long-term member of the faculty and administration at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, asked her mother to create a fund for scholarships for deserving students at the Steiner School [READ MORE].

FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
This fund is permanently restricted to support faculty professional development.

KACEY CISYK RAKOWICZ FUND
Named in memory of parent Kacey Cisyk Rakowicz, mother of Eddie Rakowicz ’09 and an outstanding vocalist who cared deeply about music education, this fund is dedicated toward the enrichment of the music program.

THE LAURA NADEL ART & MUSIC FUND
The Laura Nadel Art & Music Fund was established in memory of Laura Nadel ’83, and is designed to meet the most pressing priorities within the music and arts program, and to foster the unique approach to arts education for which the Rudolf Steiner School is known.

MAY AND SAMUEL RUDIN FAMILY FOUNDATION FUND
Since the 1980s, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation has been a generous supporter of the Rudolf Steiner School tuition assistance program.

NEW YORK ROTARY FOUNDATION FUND FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
This fund was established in 1998 by a gift from the New York Rotary Foundation to fund scholarships for deserving students with financial need.

SOYBEL FAMILY FUND IN HONOR OF TRUDE HAAKE
Established by a grant from a former Board member and his wife in memory of her late mother, Mrs. Trude Haake, this fund is designated to help a student who has distinguished herself/himself in foreign language studies.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FUND
Established by a grant from the Y C Ho Helen & Michael Chiang Foundation in support of our lower elementary school to ensure that we continue to have the specialists we need to work with faculty, students, and parents in order to provide an educational experience that best suits their individual needs.