Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund Committee Annual Reports

The text of recently received Annual Reports are below, with the most recently received at the top and older reports below. To jump to a particular report, simply click the year listed below.

2010 Report 2011 Report 2012 Report 2013 Report 2014 Report
2015 Report 2016 Report  

2016 Annual Report

In 2016 the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund received nine requests for funds from schools & organizations. The committee considered the requests and was very pleased with the high caliber of programs. We distributed $10,240 in full or partial grants for 8 uses consistent with the purpose of the fund. The recipients were:

Friends Community School, MD, $1,000 to bring Peter Blood & Annie Patterson to lead a day of music celebrating testimonies in Rise Up Singing; Friends Meeting School, MD, $1,200 for a workshop for faculty on how social justice is grounded in Quakerism and can be used in programming; Friends School Baltimore, MD, $1,500 to send Quaker Principles Committee to Pendle Hill for retreat; Greene Street Friends School, PA, $1,000 to purchase Faith & Play kits & training, send new faculty to Pendle Hill workshop; Power of Goodness, $2,265 to integrate Power of Goodness book into curriculum of three schools; Sandy Spring Friends School, MD , $1,000 to develop booklet on the Quaker roots and identity of SSFS; Virginia Beach Friends School, VA, $900 for faculty/staff retreat workshops on Education & Quakerism and Environmentalism & Quakerism; and Wilmington Friends School, DE, $1,375 to print a newly developed Wilmington Friends School Faith & Practice.

The committee will meet in March 2017 to consider requests. Request deadline will be MARCH 1, 2017. Either paper or emailed requests are fine. Please do not apply for purposes that occur before mid-May so you can be sure to receive grant funding in time.

Rosalind Zuses (Sandy Spring), Clerk

2015 Annual Report

In 2015 the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund received only 4 requests for funds from schools & organizations. The committee has taken steps to make sure that the Fund is as well advertised as it needs to be to elicit the usual number of requests next year. Representatives of the committee considered the requests and distributed $2,900 in full or partial grants for 3 uses consistent with the purpose of the fund. The recipients were:

Friends Community School, MD, $700 to purchase Quaker histories and biographies for the school library and Quaker song books for the music program; Friends Meeting School, MD, $1,200 for a Friends Council on Education one-day workshop; Sandy Spring Friends School, MD; $1,000 to support the Middle School’s participation in Guiding Students in Decision Making workshop by Friends Council on Education.

The committee will meet in March 2016 to consider requests. Request deadline will be MARCH 1, 2016. Either paper or emailed requests are fine. Please do not apply for purposes that occur before mid-May so you can be sure to receive grant funding in time.

Rosalind Zuses, Clerk


2014 Annual Report

In 2014 the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund received 14 requests for funds from schools & organizations. The committee is very pleased with the opportunity to support Quaker faith and practice in education again this year. Representatives of the committee considered the requests and distributed $10,865 in full or partial grants for 12 uses consistent with the purpose of the fund. The recipients were:

  • Brooklyn Friends School, NY, $1,000 to develop & print orientation materials on Quaker Faith & Practice
  • Cambridge Friends School, MA, $1,000 to develop & distribute a Quaker curriculum
  • Friends Community School, MD, $700 to purchase Quaker literature for the School library
  • Friends Council on Education (FCE), PA, $1,125 to create & distribute a brochure "Friends Education & the Religious Society of Friends"
  • Friends Meeting School, MD, $1,010 for attendance at a FCE workshop Quaker values in School community
  • Friends Select School, PA, $1,000 to create & implement a Quakerism course for international students
  • Greenwood Friends School, PA, $120 to purchase "Readings on Quaker Pedagogy" for faculty
  • Lansdowne Friends School, PA, $960 to create an all-school mural arts project to illustrate the Quaker testimonies
  • Plymouth Meeting Friends School, PA, $950 to send faculty to FCE workshops
  • Sandy Spring Friends School, MD, $1,000 for training in "Faith & Play" to teach Quaker faith to Lower School students
  • Scattergood Friends School, IA, $1,000 to design a new curriculum for Intro to Quakerism course
  • Tandem Friends School, VA, $1,000 for a faculty & staff workshop with Art Larrabee on Clerking Meetings in FS

The committee will meet in March 2015 to consider requests. Request deadline will be March 1, 2015. Either paper or emailed requests are fine. Please do not apply for purposes that occur before mid-May so you can be sure to receive grant funding in time.

Rosalind Zuses (Sandy Spring), Clerk

2013 Annual Report

In 2013 the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund received 10 requests for funds from schools & organizations. The Committee is very pleased with the opportunity to support Quaker faith and practice in education again this year, but is disappointed that more schools did not apply. Representatives of the Committee considered the requests and distributed $6,388 in full or partial grants for 6 uses consistent with the purpose of the fund. The recipients were:

Carolina Friends School, NC, $1,000, to support a self-study of their evolution as a Quaker School; Friends Center for Children, CT, $733 to bring FCE staff to facilitate a workshop for the FCC Board; Friends School of Atlanta, GA, $1,000 to purchase Quaker-related resources for a new Quaker Education Library; Harford Friends School, MD, $1,325 to provide information & experience for the School community in Quaker Faith & Practice; Sandy Spring Friends School, MD, $1,000 to create a video to explain the central role Meeting for Worship plays in the SSFS community; Westbury Friends School, NY, $980 for a Quaker self-study in the FCE membership renewal process “Good Practice for Quaker Schools”.

The Committee will meet in March 2014 to consider requests. Request deadline will be March 1, 2014. Either paper or e-mailed requests are fine. Please do not apply for purposes that occur before mid-May so you can be sure to hear from the Committee in time.

Rosalind Zuses (Sandy Spring), Clerk

2012 Annual Report

In 2012 the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund received 19 requests for funds from schools & organizations. The committee is very pleased with the opportunity to support Quaker faith and practice in education again this year, and reach an ever-wider group of Friends Schools. Representatives of the committee considered the requests and distributed, with great pleasure, $12,793 in full or partial grants for 16 uses consistent with the purpose of the fund.  The recipients were:

Alexandria Friends School, VA, $300, student attendees to Quaker Youth Leadership Conference; Delaware Valley Friends School, PA, $1,000, books to enhance the Quakerism curriculum; Friends School Baltimore, MD, $840, attendees to FCE Clerking workshop; Friends School Minnesota, MN, $1,000, Art Larrabee to present workshop to school community; Friends School of Wilmington, NC, $1,000, bring Educators New to Quakerism workshop to school; Friends School Portland, ME, $750, books to enhance the Quakerism curriculum; Friends Select School, PA, $568, publish a pamphlet on Meeting for Worship for school community; Greene Street Friends School, PA, $1,000, design of  curriculum more integrated Quakerism curriculum; Greenwood Friends School, PA, $500, to send 2 teachers to FCE "Educators New to Quakerism" workshop; Moses Brown School, RI, $1,600, 5-Friends School one-day forum to discuss Friends education; Newtown Friends School, PA, $500, bring a presenter for workshop on living the Quaker testimonies; Quaker School at Horsham, PA, $600, presenter on historical Quaker view on war, peace & conflict resolution; Sandy Spring Friends School, MD, $1,000, year 2 of grant for curriculum & activities on testimony of peace & justice; Scattergood Friends School, IA, $750, to send teacher to FCE "Educators New to Quakerism" workshop; West Chester Friends School, PA, $885, to send 3 teachers to FCE "Educators New to Quakerism" workshop; Westbury Friends School, NY, $500, print curriculum on Quaker role in Underground Railroad.

The committee will meet in March 2013 to consider requests. Request deadline will be MARCH 1, 2013. Please do not apply for purposes that occur before mid-May so you can be sure to hear from the Committee in time.

Rosalind Zuses, (Sandy Spring) Clerk

2011 Annual Report

In 2011 the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund received 16 requests for funds from schools & organizations. The Committee is very pleased with the opportunity to support Quaker faith and practice in education again this year, and reach an ever-wider group of Friends Schools. Representatives of the Committee considered the requests and distributed, with great pleasure, $10,685 in full or partial grants for 14 uses consistent with the purpose of the fund. The recipients were:

Friends Meeting School, MD, $570 to send 6 students to 2011 Quaker Youth Leadership Conference; Friends School Mullica Hill, NJ, $1,000 to support pre-K-8th grade Quakerism curriculum; Friends School of Atlanta, GA, $800 to develop History unit on Quakerism in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Friends School of Charlotte, NC, $885 to send 2 teachers to FCE “Educators New to Quakerism” workshop; Friends School of Haverford, PA, $295 to send a teacher to FCE “Educators New to Quakerism” workshop; Friends Seminary, NY, $750 to send Librarian to a Board of Books Conference to incorporate peace books into the Quaker curriculum; Mary McDowell Friends School, NY, $750 to print Quaker Faith & Practice booklet to support new 9th grade program; Newtown Friends School, PA, $350 to bring in facilitator to guide unit on living the testimony of Simplicity; Oakwood Friends School, NY, $885 to bring program from FCE on the history & mystery of Quakerism; San Francisco Friends School, CA, $600 to develop and print Quaker testimonies for Spanish families; Sandy Spring Friends School, MD, $1,000 for resource materials/honoraria on Quaker testimonies in new Peace & Social Justice curriculum; Sidwell Friends School, DC, $1,000 to help bring Arthur Larrabee for ‘sense of the meeting’ workshop; & make a third pamphlet of Quaker Queries; Virginia Beach Friends School, VA, $800 to purchase books & materials for Quakerism curriculum; Westbury Friends School, NY, $1,000 to develop curriculum/video on role & testimonies of Quakers in the Underground Railroad.

The committee will meet in March 2012 to consider new requests. Request deadline will be March 1, 2012. Please do not apply for purposes that occur before mid-May so you can be sure to hear from the Committee in time.

Rosalind Zuses, (Sandy Spring), Clerk

2010 Annual Report

No report received.