The following projects have been established by alumni to support special projects within the Gill St. Bernard’s community. You can support these projects by visiting gsbschool.org/gift
, send a check payable to Gill St. Bernard’s, or transfer securities by contacting Jim Diverio at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 908-234-1611 ext. 210.
Reserve your place in GSB history by personalizing a brick on the Alumni Walkway
. Bricks may be purchased
by or for alumni, students, faculty or friends of the school for $125 (4x8"). Please note that bricks are ordered for the school once per year.
Gerry Cirillo Prize
The Gerry Cirillo Prize in the Fine Arts was initiated by alumni to honor and recognize Gerry Cirillo, who spent nearly 40 years at Gill St. Bernard's—many of those as chair of the fine arts department. Each year the fine arts faculty will award the prize to the most outstanding senior fine arts student. The recipient will be chosen based on their work in ceramics, drawing, photography, painting or woodworking.
Patricia Lee Gauch Award for Creative Writing
Patricia Lee Gauch was a teacher in the upper school between 1974 and 1984. In appreciation of the lasting impact Gauch has made on many of her students, a group of alumni decided to spearhead the creation of the Patricia Lee Gauch Award for Creative Writing to be presented to a graduating senior. The prize recipient is selected by the Upper School English department faculty based on the following criteria: a senior whose inventive voice, artful storytelling and disciplined work contribute to the literary life of Gill St. Bernard’s.
Silverman Unit Scholarship Fund
The Unit and its focus on experiential learning is a signature feature of the GSB curriculum. Britany Silverman Nelson ’97 and her family established this fund in 2011 to help students who may be unable to afford a particular Unit being offered. Recent Unit programs include Alaska: The Last Frontier, From Houses to Homes: Guatemala, and Art, Culture & History: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Thomas Patrick Kelly Memorial China Unit Scholarship
In 2012 a generous gift from Sanofi, an international pharmaceutical company, helped establish the endowment for the Thomas Patrick Kelly Memorial China Unit Scholarship, honoring the Sanofi employee and GSB alumnus Tom Kelly. Tom traveled to China with a Unit trip in 1986. He went on to spend most of his career living and working in China. After Tom passed away in 2011, his family, friends, and Sanofi colleagues joined together to establish this scholarship at Gill St. Bernard’s. The endowment will be used to ensure that those interested in participating could be given the opportunity to do so despite any financial constraints.
Schmidt Community Service Fund
In honor of long time GSB employees Peter and Randi Schmidt, this endowment fund was established by alumni to support student participation in community service and an annual service and civic engagement lecture series. As a part of the lecture series, each year a chosen speaker will address the school community with a public address and collaborate with students and faculty during classes and in other small group discussions. The goal of the series is to engage the Gill St. Bernard’s community in lively conversation and dialogue about the most important issues in current affairs and civic life.