Holland Hall News
Holland Hall Announces $1 Million Gift Benefiting Financial Aid Endowment
TULSA, OK / May 16, 2012 – Holland Hall is excited to announce a One Million Dollar gift from alumnus Mr. Kenny Brody (’88) to its financial aid endowment program. This gift will be available on the basis of need to new and existing students, grades K-12.
“This generous gift is extremely inspiring,” said 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.”
Through this $1,000,000 gift, alumnus Kenny Brody is establishing the Frank and Betty Ward Financial Aid Endowment, in honor of long-time former Holland Hall faculty member Frank Ward and his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Ward, beloved former Holland Hall Primary School teaching assistant.
Mr. Brody, son of Mr. Martin and Shirley Brody, attended Holland Hall starting in 8th grade as a beneficiary of the financial aid program. He said regarding the gift:
“I am a firm believer in the benefits of excellent education, and my experience at Holland Hall was very influential on me. 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. I want to recognize their dedication as educators, much more of which is needed throughout schools nationwide.”
“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,” said 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. Children receiving these scholarships will enjoy working with a dedicated Holland Hall faculty that recognizes and develops the very best in Holland Hall students. These future scholarships, combined with a caring Holland Hall faculty, will make a significant difference in the lives of many children!”
Holland Hall offers up to $1,800,000 per year in need-based financial aid to students in grades K-12. “This gift will strengthen one of Holland Hall’s strategic focuses, which is to provide a financial aid program that enables a socio-economically diverse student body,” said Richard Hart. “The future is very bright for Holland Hall and its students.”
Founded in 1922, Holland Hall is an Episcopal affiliated day school providing a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in rigorous liberal arts with a college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. Holland Hall seeks to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility. Holland Hall is located on a 162-acre campus at 5666 E. 81st Street in south Tulsa.
Photo: From left, Martin and Shirley Brody, Kenny Brody and Frank Ward made the announcement on May 16, 2012 to the Holland Hall community at the All Saints’ Chapel on the Holland Hall campus.