BIG THANKS: From left are Martin and Shirley Brody, Kenny Brody and Frank Ward who announced recently Brody’s $1 million dollar donation to create the new Frank and Betty Ward Financial Aid Endowment.
Courtesy Holland Hall
Once an eighth grader on financial aid at Holland Hall, alumnus Kenny Brody is now a great benefactor to the next generation. Brody donated $1 million dollars to the school, allowing him to establish the Frank and Betty Ward Financial Aid Endowment, named in honor of long-time former Holland Hall faculty member Frank Ward and his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Ward, a beloved former Holland Hall Primary School teaching assistant.
“I am a firm believer in the benefits of excellent education, and my experience at Holland Hall was very influential on me,” says Brody. “The education, values and life lessons I acquired at Holland Hall have been instrumental in providing me with opportunity. I now hope to give dedicated young people the chance to attend Holland Hall in the same fashion that I did and at the same time honor Mr. and Mrs. Ward.”
“The Frank and Betty Ward Family is honored, inspired and motivated by this most significant gift from Kenny Brody to the Holland Hall scholarship fund,” says Frank Ward. “Kenny’s gift is even more significant because it is designed to be long-lasting and will therefore benefit many children in the future. These future scholarships, combined with a caring Holland Hall faculty, will make a significant difference in the lives of many children.”
“This generous gift is extremely inspiring,” says Richard Hart, Holland Hall’s chief administrative officer. “It will provide great opportunity for dedicated students, who, for financial reasons, would otherwise be prohibited from attending Holland Hall.” Holland Hall offers up to $1.8 million per year in need-based financial aid to students in grades K-12.
Founded in 1922, Holland Hall is an Episcopal-affiliated day school grounded in rigorous liberal arts and comprehensive education with a college preparatory curriculum.