MacLane Endowment for Scholarship

To honor the work and legacy of the late David T. MacLane, The Country School's first headmaster, and his wife, Marcia, a special scholarship fund was created in late 2012.

The David and Marcia MacLane Endowment for Scholarship is a perpetual scholarship fund, tied to the permanent Founders’ Promise Endowment Fund, and annual distribution is used to provide financial assistance to deserving students who show great promise, both inside and outside the classroom.

Established by the MacLanes' son, Duncan '64, and his wife, JoAnn, the MacLane Endowment is intended to create opportunities for those whose options were previously limited, benefiting both the scholarship recipients and The Country School community as a whole.

To make a gift to the MacLane Endowment, please click here and check the box designated for the MacLane Endowment.

About David T. MacLane

David T. MacLane was appointed The Country School’s first Headmaster in 1956. During his 11-year tenure, from 1956-1967, the student body grew from its initial enrollment of 13 to more than 100, the land on Opening Hill Road was purchased and the first school buildings were constructed, and the curriculum grew to embrace some of the hallmarks we know today a robust and challenging academic program with an emphasis on creativity and community. "Mr. Mac," as he was called, also introduced several important traditions, including the annual MacLane Poetry Recitation. Read more about Mr. MacLane and his legacy.