Featured Donor Stories
We are grateful for the commitment and dedication of our Pennington Fund donors and volunteers, who are committed to The Pennington School’s mission of developing individual excellence in every student. Here are just a few stories of our generous donors who are helping spread the word about giving back to Pennington and inspiring our community with their leadership.
Jesse Van Marter ’13 is an inspirational model to Pennington's young alumni community. He is a dedicated class committee volunteer and has recently joined the Pennington Fund's 1838 Society with his generous leadership support of the School
Maurice Hallett ’92 graduated from Pennington thirty years ago and is as passionate about the School and community now as he was then. In addition to being the owner of the beloved 1911 Smoke House Barbecue in Trenton, he is a generous annual donor to the Pennington Fund, and an active volunteer as a member of Pennington’s Alumni Diversity Committee.
Among the many hats they wear at The Pennington School, being Pennington grandparents of two wonderful students is perhaps the one of which Marian and Ken Disken GP’26 ’27 are most proud of. They are generous leadership donors to the Pennington Fund (members of the 1838 Society) and dedicated volunteers, serving as the Grandparent Chairs for the Pennington Fund Committee.
Julia M. Helms ’07 is a dedicated Class Committee volunteer, an 1838 Society member (recognizing her leadership giving to the Pennington Fund), and she served as the 2021-22 Alumni Chair for the Pennington Fund Committee.