The ACS Fund leadership giving circles were established to honor the rich history, traditions, and founding leaders of The Avery Coonley School. All donors are recognized for their generosity in the Annual Report unless anonymity is requested.
Elizabeth Coonley Circle, $10,000 and above
Elizabeth Coonley was the only child of Avery and Queene Ferry Coonley and was the first student of the school.
Jens Jensen Circle, $7,500 to $9,999
Jens Jensen, the famed landscape architect and naturalist, designed the School grounds including the stunning rock pond garden.
Waldron Faulkner Circle, $5,000 to $7,499
Avery and Queene’s son-in-law, Waldron Faulkner, created the 1929 school building as one of his first architectural projects.
Henry Chapman Mercer Circle, $2,500 to $4,999
Henry Chapman Mercer developed the fireplace and floor tiles and the Cloister triptych that give the School much of its character and beauty.
Lucia Burton Morse Circle, $1,000 to $2,499
Lucia Burton Morse was the first head of school and worked closely with Mrs. Coonley for over 30 years.
Maple Tappers Circle, $500 to $999
The maple tapping tradition dates back to the earliest days of the School and is one of the fondest memories of many alumni.
Bell Ringers Circle, $250 to $499
The Ringing of the Bell has signaled the start of a new school day for decades.
Cloister Circle, Up to $249
The Cloister is the physical and symbolic center of the school, a place of both serenity and action.