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Landon School is proud to announce that the Class of 1970 has made a substantial endowment gift for its 50th anniversary to establish The James P. McEwan ’70 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Landon School is proud to announce that the Class of 1970 has made a substantial endowment gift for its 50th anniversary to establish The James P. McEwan ’70 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

In establishing this fund, the Class of 1970 is helping to grow Landon School’s endowment in order to further Landon’s commitment to academic and personal excellence. The class is also honoring Jamie, who passed away in 2014. His exemplary character, integrity, and achievements celebrate the outcomes Landon seeks in its graduates.

Jamie’s friend Jim Sulzer and class agents Bill DePuy, George Hill, and Hannes van Wagenberg, all Class of 1970, developed a scholarship description that presents a clear tribute and goal:

“In establishing this scholarship, we remember Jamie’s integrity in the fullest sense of that word – a deep and vigilant commitment to a life where all the pieces (mind, body, family, friends, community) are in dynamic interplay and harmony.

“We recognize that this scholarship directly supports the school’s mission to nurture the whole boy – a critical point at the heart of independent school education.

“By providing financial resources to deserving students who demonstrate the highest standard of excellence as students and leaders among their peers, The James P. McEwan ’70 Endowed Scholarship will further the school’s ability to enroll and sustain high-achieving, high-potential boys, thus strengthening the school’s community of learners.”   

Jamie won the 1972 Olympic bronze medal in whitewater canoeing, graduated from Yale, enjoyed a long and happy marriage with four loving children, coached and mentored generations of whitewater enthusiasts, and shared his experiences in influential TED Talks.

Currently, contributions and pledges to The James P. McEwan ’70 Endowed Scholarship Fund are $210,000. If you are interested in making a gift to The James P. McEwan ’70 Endowed Scholarship Fund, please contact Director of Development Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., at peter_gallo@landon.net or 301-320-1004.

Our deepest thanks go to the Class of 1970 and all of our generous benefactors who are helping us grow Landon's endowment, a key component of The Campaign for Landon which seeks to raise $10 million for endowment.  For more information about this $50 million campaign, please visit our website