The , in Providence, Rhode Island, has announced a $3.6 million gift from alumnus Russell H. Carpenter ('59) to endow a fund that will support excellence in teaching.
The endowment gift — the single largest in to the Quaker prep school in its 230-year history — will establish the Russell H. Carpenter ’59 Program in Teaching Excellence, with the aim of advancing teaching and learning at the school in innovative ways. Among other things, the fund will support the creation of new faculty leadership positions, a range of interdisciplinary courses, and professional development and travel opportunities for faculty, while helping to sustain the school's commitment to nationally competitive teacher salaries and benefits.
Carpenter is a prominent litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Princeton University and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his law degree from Yale Law School.
"Teaching is what Moses Brown has always done best, and to my mind, it’s the most vital part of the school’s future," said Carpenter. "Although the world is changing rapidly, great teaching will remain as important as ever, and this program will help the school adapt to the needs of education in a globalized world."