Support BL


The philanthropic support of our community has been central to Boys' Latin's 175-year history. It was through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends that Boys' Latin was able to remain open, moving from Brevard Street in 1960, when the city claimed the School's property through eminent domain.

It is through that same spirit of generosity that a bridge was built 25 years ago to connect our north and south sides of campus. Since then significant new buildings and renovations have occurred including the additions of Ehrhardt Hall (lower school), the Gelston Athletic Center, the Alumni House, Hopkins Hall and Sinclair Hall (upper school), the Iglehart Center, the new Middle School and the list goes on.

Contributions from generations of BL supporters have added, and continue to add, immeasurably to the BL experience. They help do so much: to provide compensation for our exceptional faculty; allow for the maintenance of our beautiful campus; offer tuition assistance for deserving students; and ensure that we have the means to offer all our students unparalleled educational experiences.

There are many ways to give to Boys' Latin. The job of our Advancement Team is to present you with the options and the best fit for the kind of gift you would like to make. Gifts over $100 are recognized through the following giving clubs:

List of 12 items.

  • $100 to $249

    The Otis B. Read ’55 Club
  • $250 to $499

    The A. Mason “Mace” LeBrun ’33 Club
  • $500 to $749

    The Doris L. Regan Club 
  • $750 to $999

    The Susan B. Szczypinski Club
  • $1,000 to $1,843

    The William L. Morris Club
  • $1,844 to $2,499

    The Frederick A. Hahn Club 
  • $2,500 to $4,999

    The George Shipley Club  
  • $5,000 to $9,999

    The J. Marshall Bruce Club 
  • $10,000 to $24,999

    The John G. Bowling H’10 Club
  • $25,000 to $49,999

    The Dyson P. Ehrhardt ’59 Club
  • $50,000 to $99,999

    The Jack H. Williams ‘38 Club
  • $100,000+

    The Evert Marsh Topping Club
No matter what type of gift you might be considering, I encourage you to talk with us. And thank you once again for your exceptional generosity.

J. Patrick Gugerty '83, Assistant Headmaster for Advancement


After serving Boys' Latin for more than 50 years, John Bowling leaves behind a remarkable legacy. In recognition of his immeasurable contributions, eight alumni have committed $125,000 to establish the John G. Bowling H'10 Scholarship. Others in the BL community are encouraged to participate and collectively match these gifts to honor Mr. Bowling in this most special and meaningful way. Click here to make an online gift or contact the Development Office at 410-377-5192 for more information.


If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to double the impact of your contribution to Boys' Latin. Many companies offer matching gift programs for their employees and some of these programs also extend to retirees or spouses. Ask your human resources or benefits department if your company has a program or click here to see a list of top matching gift companies. Thank you for helping us make your donation go twice as far!


1. Donate today to the Laker Fund: Interested in helping future generations of Lakers afford tuition? Or supporting special student programs like Robotics or theater? How about leaving a lasting legacy on campus in the form of a capital improvement? Or ensuring faculty members have the ability to grow and develop professionally in ways that benefit every one of their students? The Laker Fund supports the salaries of outstanding faculty and need-based financial aid for deserving boys. Last year, The Laker Fund raised just over $1.7 million. Whatever your passions or interests, we have a fund, campaign, endowment or giving society that's a perfect match.

2. Consider making a recurring monthly gift: Making smaller donations on a regular schedule is a powerful way to support Boys' Latin. Consider what the following recurring monthly gifts could secure for our school:

List of 5 items.

  • $20

    New equipment for the athletic department
  • $30

    Costumes for the theater department
  • $40

    Replacements for aging musical instruments
  • $50

    Materials for the Robotics program
  • $100

    Guest educators and speakers to our campus
3. Make a gift in honor or memory of someone special: Contributing to Boys' Latin in honor or memory of someone special to you is a meaningful way to recognize the importance of this relationship in your life while supporting a school you love.

4. Remember BL in your estate plan: There are creative ways you can support Boys' Latin through a planned gift that would benefit you, your loved ones and the school all at the same time. Examples of options and benefits include:

  • Make a bequest
  • Name BL as a recipient of a portion of an IRA or another retirement account
  • Name BL as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust with BL as the ultimate beneficiary
We established the Esse Quam Videri Society to honor our alumni, parents, grandparents, friends and supporters who have included Boys' Latin in their estate plans or with other deferred gift arrangements.
5. Help us attract other donors: From volunteering to working with us to encourage friends and former classmates to make a gift to BL, you can play a key role in ensuring the continued sustainability of our school.

6. Alumni, stay active with your Alumni Association: Be sure you're included in the alumni directory. Email former teachers to say thank you for their impact in your life. Keep up with old friends and stay updated through class notes.

7. Volunteer and participate on campus: Your passion, your experience and your time can be of great inspiration to our students and great use to our faculty and administrators. Come back to our campus for events, including Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, to just visit or give a hand.
8. Give back to a Laker: Provide our students with professional opportunities and internships.

9. Help us recruit talented students: Send your own sons to Boys' Latin and work with the Admissions Staff to identify other exceptional boys.

10. Stay in touch: Don't forget to send us your new contact info when you move or change jobs.

Contact us for more information on any of these ways of supporting BL or any other ideas you may have. We're here to listen. We can help you to match your goals with meaningful ways to assist Boys' Latin.


Every year, we have the honor of recognizing our generous donors in our Annual Giving Report.
In the last school year alone, we had more than 1,200 donors whose impact through their philanthropic support is felt through all we do at our school in providing a singular BL education. We are touched by so many of the stories behind their giving. Here are just a few in their own words.



Rollo was always proud to say that the Brent family was a Boys' Latin "legacy family." He graduated in 1944 and sons Leigh and Geoff in 1972 and 1977 respectively. For them, it has been a great run at a great school.



How can you ever repay a school, or someone, for having had such a significant and positive impact on your life during those crucial growing-up years? My alumni status is a source of great pride and the friendships I made back then continue to be among my most valued.



In May, I will celebrate my 80th Boys' Latin Reunion. Boys' Latin has been a big part of my life. The School gave me so much and I, in turn, have tried to reciprocate. I have created two named scholarships with the hope that others will benefit, as I did, from a Boys' Latin education.



My son, John, BL Class of 2009, and I were very fortunate to experience the advantages of Boys' Latin as students and now as alumni of the School. The fact that I believe in and respect the mission of Boys' Latin and its motto, Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem, it was only natural to include Boys' Latin in our estate plan.

Esse Quam Videri Society

Esse Quam Videri, "To be, rather than to seem," the School motto, is the name given to the society established to recognize those who fondly remember the School by including Boys' Latin in their estate plans.

Esse Quam Videri Society Members

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  • Class of 1934

    *Page Edmunds II
  • Class of 1935

    *Andrew J. Young III
  • Class of 1939

    David W. Roszel
  • Class of 1940

    George M.S. Riepe
  • Class of 1941

    Strother B. Marshall
  • Class of 1943

    *Eugene Servary
  • Class of 1944

    Raleigh Brent II
    *Robert F. Ohrenschall
    *Joseph W. Sener, Jr.
    *Howard R. Simpson
  • Class of 1945

    James E. McDonnell
  • Class of 1946

    Louis A. Demely
  • Class of 1948

    Harry L. Hogan
  • Class of 1950

    Timothy T. Pohmer
  • Class of 1952

    John H. Ehrhardt III
  • Class of 1954

    John H. Croker
  • Class of 1955

    *James McC. Webster
    David W. Meese
  • Class of 1959

    Dyson P. Ehrhardt
  • Class of 1964

    Robert E. Carter
  • Class of 1965

    Harry C. Bowie III
  • Class of 1966

    Harold G. Hathaway III
  • Class of 1968

    Michael G. Trawinski
  • Class of 1970

    Richard B. Kelly
  • Class of 1971

    *Robert W. Lehr
  • Class of 1972

    G. Todd Guntner
    William A. Niermann, Jr.
  • Class of 1973

    Charles F. Black, Sr.
    C. Randall Deering
    Stuart D. "Dusty" Farber
  • Class of 1974

    Jay S. Guyther
    Scott E. Huber
  • Class of 1975

    Philip C. Federico
    Bruce D. McLean
  • Class of 1976

    J. McDonald Kennedy, Jr.
    J. Timothy Voelkel
  • Class of 1979

    Stephen M. Dubin
  • Class of 1983

    J. Patrick Gugerty
  • Class of 1984

    Thomas G. Blair
  • Class of 1986

    Michael D. LeBlanc
  • Class of 1993

    Jarrett B. Leeb
    Dennis H. Weinman
  • Honorary Alumni

    Albert W. Rubeling, Jr.
    John W. Sieverts
  • Parents

    Angelo D'Anna
    Anne D. Gee
    *Bettie R. Hill
    Angela & Gregory S. Horning
    Rachel & Walker S. Mygatt
    *Carolyn S. Obrecht
    Jill & David Ward
  • Faculty & Staff

    Jean A. Campbell
    William S. Dingledine
    Stephen M. Dubin
    Dyson P. Ehrhardt
    *William B. Endres
    Armand F. Girard
    Anne P. Kellerman
    J. McDonald Kennedy, Jr.
    John W. Sieverts
  • Friends of Boys' Latin

    *Willis S. Drummer
    *McHenry "Mac" Gillet
    *Anne Irons
    *George D. Solter
  • New Members

    Angelo D'Anna
    J. Patrick Gugerty '83
    Jay S. Guyther '74
    Harry L. Hogan '48

Advancement Team

List of 8 items.

  • J. Patrick Gugerty '83

    Assistant Headmaster for Advancement
    B.S. University of Maryland

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1105

  • Dyson Ehrhardt '59

    Associate Headmaster Emeritus
    B.A., University of Baltimore

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1104
  • John Sieverts H '07

    A.B., Lenoir-Rhyne College

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1183
  • Mac Kennedy '76

    Director of Alumni Relations and Stewardship
    B.A., Washington and Lee University
    M.A., College of Notre Dame

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1113
  • Mari Verrecchia-DeLonde

    Director of Annual Giving
    B.A., UMBC

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1334
  • Taylor Stothoff '11

    Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
    B.A., Pennsylvania State University

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192, ext. 1281
  • Lisa Anthony

    Development Office and Annual Fund Coordinator
    B.S., Notre Dame of Maryland University
    M.S., Johns Hopkins University

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1106

  • Mary Wiglesworth

    Laker Fund Coordinator

    Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1102


Founded in 1844, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys private school serving boys in grades K-12. World-class faculty, challenging academics, and character development remain the hallmarks of a Boys’ Latin education. The outcomes speak for themselves, Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities and are prepared for the real world and ready to make a difference.
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