Celebrating Mary Lou

Every now and then, a rare kind of leader comes along whose humble nature creates a challenge for those who want to celebrate it. As Head of School, Mary Louise Leipheimer’s leadership deeply altered the course of Foxcroft history, and she became the quintessential role model for generations of young women. Yet she wishes to be remembered, simply, as a teacher. Foxcroft School tapped Frankl Creative to aid in a unique development effort: a capital campaign in honor of a beloved Head of School to fund her specific passions as she prepared to retire.
Frankl Creative designed a thoughtful case statement that embraces Mary Lou’s legacy of vibrant leadership while reflecting the sophisticated, progressive spirit of the School as it moves into its second century. By the end of the campaign, the School received a $40 million bequest—the largest gift ever to an all-girls’ school, and the largest given to any independent school in the United States. As to Mary Lou’s passions? Fully funded and sustained for the future—so the school remains forever Foxcroft.

Foxcroft School - Mary Louise Leipheimer