The year 2020 brought different challenges to everyone. For the Sloan Family, in a world of four kids, two jobs, and lots of family time, there was little solitude, a lot of chaos, and much reflection. “We started thinking, if something happened to us, what do we want to leave behind?”
Dr. Herbert Schaumburg ’52 attended St. John’s as one of its first scholarship recipients, and is now determined to give back to the institution that supported the beginning of his career in academic medicine.
When St. John’s School received an unsolicited $75,000 gift to the Headmaster’s Student Assistance Fund from the estate of John “Jack” Beebe ’60, former Chief Advancement Officer Mark Dini was elated. Although after Jack left SJS he was not actively engaged with the SJS community, he clearly stayed connected to his classmates and the School.
In 1959 when John Moody enrolled in the 5th grade at St. John’s, he could not have foreseen the role the School and its community would play in his life for years to come. What began as a single thread would one day weave itself into a colorful tapestry rich with community, family, and a love of learning.