Elizabeth "Beth" Bond Davis '74 was an adventurous traveler, open to new cultures, high achieving, brave, and kind to everyone. She was Harpeth Hall's first American Field Service student receiving an American Abroad Scholarship to travel to Malaysia in 1973. To honor Beth's memory, the Joe C. Davis Foundation, family, and friends established an endowment fund in 2014 to enable students who demonstrate financial need to participate in International Exchanges and explore our world.
This fund was established anonymously in 2001 by a Harpeth Hall parent in honor of his young daughter, who was in her 2nd year of eight at the school. Its purpose is to help students and their families with expenses that are important to an inclusive school experience but are not covered in financial aid awards for tuition, such as class trips, books, and various extracurricular activities.
The Adeline Fund was established anonymously in 2017 by Harpeth Hall parents in honor of their daughter to provide funding for girls who demonstrate financial need so that they may participate fully in the life of the school beyond the classroom.
Harpeth Hall has various resources to provide students on financial aid with partial scholarships for Winterim academic travel and International Exchanges. One such fund is described below. The Director of Winterim and International Exchange shares information about applying for scholarship funding when Winterim travel opportunities are announced each year.
The Winterim Travel Fund Peggy Smith Warner ’54, Jeannette Warner ’78, Mary Laird Warner Stewart ’82 and Overton Thompson Smith established this fund through the Henry Laird Smith Foundation in 2014 to assist girls on financial aid with expenses related to Winterim Academic Travel and International Exchanges. These experiences foster a deeper understanding of the world and other cultures, and this fund will allow girls to have access to life-changing opportunities regardless of financial circumstances. The Smith-Warner Family hopes that others who have enjoyed and have been impacted by Winterim and Exchange travel will be inspired to help future generations of young women have similar global study experiences.