Dear Glen Oak Alums,
For nearly 40 years, I have been the Chair of the Glen Oak Scholarship Committee. In this role I have had the honor and privilege to observe the enduring mission and philosophy of Glen Oak: Person, Service and Love.
In May of each year we, a committee of Glen Oak graduates, review essays, interview students and award scholarship(s) to young women in their junior year attending Gilmour Academy for their senior year.
I would like to share with you that our endowment fund has served OUR memory of Glen Oak each year by choosing one and sometimes two and three young ladies, much like ourselves with zeal, vision and passion, affording them the opportunity to go to Gilmour Academy.
As I read these essays, I see the spirit of Glen Oak ALIVE in the hearts and minds and activities of these talented young women and marvel that they DO take a small part of Glen Oak with them as they continue on their journey through life.
I would like you to know that in many ways, what we remember as the essence of Glen Oak has been incorporated into the philosophy and fabric of Gilmour Academy and GLEN OAK STILL LIVES in Gates Mills, Ohio.
Mary (Alexander) Ray GO ’75
Over the past 35 years, the Glen Oak Scholarship Review Committee– comprised of Glen Oak alumnae and Gilmour faculty–has granted scholarships to young women who embody the Glen Oak spirit and motto. Since 1985 the Glen Oak Scholarship Fund has been awarded to 67 young women providing more than $80,000 in scholarship support.
As the 50th anniversary of the opening of Glen Oak approaches, the GO Scholarship Committee is forming a group of alumnae to raise $100,000 to not only ensure the legacy of Glen Oak continues through the Scholarship Fund, but also to increase the size of its annual awards.