October 2018: Last spring, growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth endowed a fund that provides the financial support for the research and development at Episcopal Academy. The Benjamin H. Read '43 Lecture & Award, established by the Class of '43 together with his family, friends, and colleagues, honors the memory of their classmate who was a statesman, peacemaker, environmentalist, and scholar of world affairs. This program supports annual seminars or lectures by distinguished figures in public affairs, as well as an award presented to an Episcopal Academy student.
In October, Episcopal Academy posted an article of the current scholar's accomplishments. Because of the Ben Read scholarship, a student named Rachel Barber was able to spend part of her summer in Nairobi, Kenya as an intern with the Emergency Medical Foundation of Kenya (EMKF) and became a certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). You can read the full article here.