Monthly Archives: September 2019

Grant Spotlight: Yamaha Piano

September 26, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This summer, the MLWGS Foundation contributed to the purchase of a new piano for the school.  The school’s existing piano was roughly 20 years old and could no longer be completely repaired by piano technicians.  The piano is used regularly by all classes in the music department as well as for performances throughout the year.  We […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 28, 2019

September 26, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 28, 2019: Courtney Jamison (’11) will be featured in a one-night-only reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s To Be Young, Gifted and Black at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on September 30th. Andra Gillespie (’95), Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute and Associate Professor […]

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Grant Spotlight: Charles Dickens Museum

September 25, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

A grant from the MLWGS Foundation will cover the entry fee for the Charles Dickens Museum for AP Comparative Government students visiting with teacher Matt McGuire in December. Make your gift to the 2019-20 Annual Fund to support everything we do!

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What Does My Donation Do?

September 24, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

$25,000+ Fund our student financial aid grant category for a typical school year Fund our classroom enrichment grant category for a typical school year Open up opportunities for us to say “yes” to large items on the school’s wishlist that we would LOVE to fund! $10,000 Support large grants for class-related international travel, which allow […]

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Grant Spotlight: Student Fees

September 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Providing access to all of the opportunities MLWGS has to offer its students is one of the most meaningful things the Foundation does.  To that end, our Board approved $22,000 worth of funding to be used for student financial aid in FY20.  We’re proud to say that so far in 2019-20, the Foundation has covered almost $5000 worth […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 21, 2019

September 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 21, 2019: Forbes reports that Alloy, founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09) raised $12 million in a round of venture funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Emmanuel Pratt (’95) is the director of Chicago’s Sweet Water Foundation, which recently opened an installation at the […]

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Grant Spotlight: International Language Instruction

September 16, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Sometimes it’s the little things!  The Foundation gives out numerous small grants every school year in various categories.  One of our smaller grants this year covered the cost of purchasing Motion Verbs – Without Mistakes, an illustrated manual for use by Michael White in Russian II & III classes.  International language instruction is one of the things […]

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Grant Spotlight: Graduate Coursework for Faculty

September 16, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

In 2019-20, the MLWGS Foundation has committed to supporting graduate-level coursework for twelve members of the faculty.  Several teachers are gaining additional training in gifted education, while others are focused on subject-area specialization.  Members of the administration and counseling departments are also taking on graduate-level coursework, as is librarian Wendy DeGroat.  The MLWGS faculty is one-of-a-kind, and […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 7, 2019

September 12, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 7, 2019: Forbes named Alloy, founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn(’09), and Scott Clark (’09), one of 20 Rising Stars on their 2019 Cloud 100 list. The 20 Rising Stars represent young, high-growth and category-leading cloud companies who have raised up to $25 million to date and are […]

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Grant Spotlight: Wireless Internet Access At Home

September 6, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Not every MLWGS student has reliable internet access at home, which can make completing homework assignments, projects, and research outside of school hours a challenge.  In recognition of this fact, MLWGS Chief Technology Officer David Bortz worked with the Foundation to purchase ten Kajeet wifi devices and service for them.  The small, portable devices act as wireless […]

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