Established in 2004 with a gift from Eleanor Bender Onderdonk '25 (deceased). The purpose of the fund is to commemorate bibliophile, poet and artist Eleanor Bender Onderdonk '25. It will be used to develop a literary collection, with particular emphasis on poetry, women’s literature and books on the art of writing. Specifically, three goals will be achieved: acquisition of works with an emphasis on new writers and poetry and fiction written by women; updating of literary criticism; and, exploration of new techniques of writing.
Established in 2005 in memory of Norbert by his wife, Eileen, and his mother, Margaret Considine, and other friends and family. The purpose of the fund is to enhance academic excellence at The Albany Academy.
Established by the Kermani family in 1984 to provide an annual program for all students at both The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls to experience the arts through enhanced programming and visiting artists.
Established in 2004 by friends and family in memory of James L. Muhlfelder '66. The purpose of the fund is to create lectures/programs focused on instilling in all Academy students a respect and acceptance of differences in cultures and personal preferences.
The Francis I. Nash Excellence in Teaching Endowment (AA) was established by a lead gift from Craig M. Hatkoff '72 in memory of Frank Nash, distinguished faculty member who taught at The Albany Academy from 1952 to 1983. This endowment will serve to reward current faculty who exemplify FN's passion for teaching, just as it will entice new teachers to the Academy who possess his same "fire, intellect and wit." Alumni who would like to memorialize this iconic teacher are also invited to contribute to this fund as well.
Established in 2003 with a gift from anonymous donors. The purpose of the fund is to promote teacher retention by offering a summer sabbatical in which the recipient will use the award at their discretion to enhance their teaching experience. It is the hope of the donors that the recipient will have the opportunity to do something "different" and bring that experience back to The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls and the students he/she teaches.
Established in 1997 with a gift from David (deceased) and Candace Weir. The fund is a technology endowment that will generate needed funds for continuous technological upgrades, acquisitions and professional development.
Established in 1981 with a gift from Matthew Bender '49. The purpose of the fund is to attract to The Albany Academy a writing teacher who would both teach the students personally and coordinate the efforts of teachers school-wide in setting up and maintaining an effective writing program.
Established with a gift from the Class of 1958. The purpose of the gift is to honor B. Learned Hand 1889 and support the salary and professional research of an outstanding teacher of history and government at The Albany Academy.
Established in 2002 as a permanent tribute to Billy Grey, a member of the Class of 2006, who fought a courageous battle with brain cancer for more than a year before he passed away in 2001 at the age of 13. THe award is given each year to a Form I student who most closely embodies the same qualities that were the essence of Billy's character.
Established by David Klingaman '58 (deceased) and friends in 1987 in memory of Olive, David's mother. The award is given each year to a 4th grade student who shall be judged by the Lower School faculty and the Head of Lower School as best exemplifying the ideals of The Albany Academy by being good friends to his classmates, courteous to the faculty, who has pursued his studies diligently and who has shown sportsmanship on the fields.
Established by Mrs. Ronald Mann and the Class of 1969 to recognize a Form VI student who has excelled in academics and athletics, and who has shown a strong sense of commitment to the Academy and the community.
Established with a gift from Class of 2002 senior parents. The purpose of the fund is to award annually to a faculty member who best exemplifies the spirit of good citizenship and instills those virtues in his/her students.
Established in 1991 with a gift from Robert B. Hicks (deceased) and Martha Hicks Pofit. The fund is awarded to a graduating senior who exhibits outstanding character and exemplifies the values and mission of the Academies. The student receives the award in name only and then assigns the monetary award to the department of her choice. The selected department then decides in what way the award should be used.
Established in 1989 with a gift from Paul and Eleanor Hudson in memory of their daughter, Melina Hudson '90. It is awarded to a Tenth or Eleventh Grade student who possesses outstanding academic effort, strong values and generosity of spirit and adventure.