The William A. Greene, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

Creating opportunity for the next 50 years.

Gilman today is among the most diverse independent schools in Baltimore because of the administrators, trustees, and alumni who forged the path of diversity 50 years ago.

This anniversary celebrates each of our own personal Gilman stories. We can think of no better way to commemorate our contributions to the Gilman community and recognize those faculty who ballasted our journeys than by creating an endowed scholarship fund in honor of William A. Greene, Jr., Gilman's first Black faculty member.

We reached our initial goal of $100,000 but don't want to stop there. Now, we are focusing on participation and striving for 50 for 50 - that is 50% participation by Gilman's Black alumni in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the School's first Black graduates.

Your Participation Matters

Amount Raised To Date

Thanks to the Gilman men below who have contributed to this scholarship effort.

Redmond C. S. Finney Ambassador ($25,000 or more)

Stephon A. Jackson '80 (Henson & Doris Jackson Family Scholarship)

Keefe B. Clemons '85
(The Keefe & Jana Clemons Scholarship)

Ackneil M. Muldrow, III '88

William H. Murphy, III '86

William H. Murphy, III '86

Ronald J. Noble, Jr. '86

Ronald J. Noble, Jr. '86

Dr. Walter Royal, III '73
(Class of 1973 Alfred H. Weems, Jr. Memorial Award)

William "Bill" Greene Leadership Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)

Rodney Glasgow '97

Rodney M. Glasgow, Jr. '97

Marcus Simms '95

Ed Trusty '91

Collin Wallace '02

Emery, Robinson, Simms, and Wiggins 1968 Society ($5,000 to $9,999)

Victor I. Abiamiri '03

Eric Bryant '88

Tim Holley '77

Earl M. Johnson, Jr. '01

Earl M. Johnson, Jr. '01

Leonza Newsome, III '88

Malcolm Ruff '02

Dr. Clarence L. Young, III '73
(Class of 1973 Alfred H. Weems, Jr. Memorial Award)

Holley, Foreman, and Duncan Club ($2,500 to $4,999)

Charles A. Sarbib-Brown '02

Emerson L. Coleman, Jr. '72

Emerson L. Coleman, Jr. '72

Brandon Croxton '96

Darin C. Hall '85

Darin C. Hall '85

Gerard "Rock" Harrison '93

Kraig J. Holt '78

Dana T. Underwood '92

Dana T. Underwood '92

Peter G. Wharton '77

Peter G. Wharton '77

In Tuo Lumine Lumen Society ($1,250 to $2,499)

Geoffrey S. Berry '92

Keith L. Christian '76

Matthew C. Dates '88

Matthew C. Dates '88

Dr. Derrick K. Matthews '70

Timothy D. Scott '91

Randolph Sesson, Jr. '81 

Darrell Trusty, Jr. '98

Darrell Trusty, Jr. '98

Willard C. Wiggins '68

Willard C. Wiggins '68

Karlo G. Young '97

Greyhound Club ($500 to $1,249)

Mark P. Bower '99

Mark P. Bower '99

Edward W. Brown, III '84

Omar Brown '07

Nathaniel Butler '78

Nathaniel Butler '78

Phillip W. Cuffey '78

Phillip W. Cuffey '78

Mark R. Fetting '72

Gino M. Freeman '83

William M. Ruff, Sr. '71

Dorsey E. Hairston, II '02

Duane D. Holloway '90

James D. Howard, Jr. '83

James D. Howard, Jr. '83

Rev. Charles L. Howard, Ph.D. '96

Andre and Debbie Jones

Andre and Debbie Jones

Darryl A. Jordan '99

Darryl A. Jordan '99

Stacey D. Manley '91

Stacey D. Manley '91

William H. Mueller, II '70

William H. Mueller, II '70

Chisomaga N. Opara '99

Timothy W. Robinson '82 & Talbot W. Robinson '18

Timothy W. Robinson '82 & Talbot W. Robinson '18

Delano J. Schmidt '99

Delano J. Schmidt '99

Scott L. Sherman '72

J. Ritchie Solter '61

J. Ritchie Solter '61

Donell Thompson, Jr. '91

Donell Thompson, Jr. '91

Khalil R. Uqdah '06

Willie H. Weathers, lll '86

Terrance Whitehead '95

Elliott A. Wiley, Jr. '00

Elliott A. Wiley, Jr. '00

Russell Wrenn '96

Russell Wrenn '96

Edward A. Wyche '77

Blue and Grey Club ($250 to $499)

Cheo D. Hurley '92

Sylvester B. Cox '76 

Sylvester B. Cox '76 

John McDermott '88

John McDermott '88 - In Memory of Donald Bentley '88 

Bartley Griffith

Thomas E. Scott, Jr. '80

Thomas E. Scott, Jr. '80

Mr. Stephen A. Siwinski

Mr. Stephen A. Siwinski

Frederick B. Smith, IV '99

Frederick B. Smith, IV '99

James H. Smoot '83

James H. Smoot '83

Henry Pitman Allen Smyth

Henry Pitman Allen Smyth

Contributor ($0 to $249)

Dr. Joseph B. Keller '03 

Judah E. Adashi '94

Judah E. Adashi '94 

Nathaniel S. Badder '94

James Bentley '97

Michael J. D. Brown '00

Michael J. D. Brown '00

Mitchell M. E. Butler '15

Mitchell M. E. Butler '15

David W. Chapin '68

David W. Chapin '68

Makura M. Compton '07

Makura M. Compton '07

Charles Cuthbert Fenwick, III '93

Charles Cuthbert Fenwick, III '93

Anthony Ferguson, Jr. '10

Anthony Ferguson, Jr. '10

Gershon E. Fredericks '08

Gershon E. Fredericks '08

Alexander C. Gavis '82

Reginald Mervyn Harris, Jr. '78

Cameron M. Helm '14

Cameron M. Helm '14

Brian C. Holloway '95

Brian C. Holloway '95

William B. Isaacs '73

William B. Isaacs '73 

John M. Kopper, Jr. '71 

John M. Kopper, Jr. '71 

Keith E. McCants '83 

Rory Muhammad '85

Rory Muhammad '85

Anthony Murray '85

Anthony Murray '85

Mary Ellen Porter

M. Katherine Ratcliffe

C. William Reilly '68

John W. Richardson 

Edward R. Simms '75

Edward R. Simms '75

Marcus K. Singleton '05

Marcus K. Singleton '05

Roy C. Skeen '00

odd A. Taylor '84

Todd A. Taylor '84

John W. Ward '94

John W. Ward '94

Wade Ware '92

Wade Ware '92

W. M. Cary Woodward '53

Mee Wong

Mee Wong P'23

Bill Greene becomes the first African-American to join the Gilman faculty in 1969. “Accepting this position was a major, and, indeed, a courageous decision on Bill Greene’s part, for not only was he leaving the employment of the Baltimore City public schools, but also he was the first African-American to become a Gilman teacher,” writes former Headmaster Redmond C. S. Finney '47.

Mr. Greene enjoyed a storied Gilman career that lasted more than three decades. He took over as director of Gilman Upward Bound, one of about a dozen programs nationwide and the only in Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland run by a high school, in 1970, a position he held for 31 years. Mr. Greene also coached basketball and track, taught math, and was Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions. Mr. Greene, who retired in 2001 as Assistant Headmaster, pushed the School to take crucial next steps to ensure that boys from high-poverty families and families of color would not just enroll, but flourish, as part of Gilman’s community.

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Five-year pledges are encouraged and will help us achieve our goal. To discuss how you can increase the impact of your gift and help ensure our legacy at Gilman, please get in touch with:

John Richardson
410.323.7178
jrichardson@gilman.edu

All gifts to support the William A. Greene, Jr. Scholarship Fund are part of First Things First: Endowing Gilman's Promise and People. The First Things First campaign is a comprehensive philanthropic campaign designed to equip Gilman for continued bold leadership in an ever-changing landscape. It is an effort to raise $60 million over a six year period (fiscal years 2014 - 2019) with priorities focussed on financial support and opportunity, teaching and learning, and The Gilman Fund