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We would like to thank Ted Rogers ’87 and his wife, Anna, who have made a transformational leadership gift to The Campaign for Landon to support capital needs and endowment in memory of Ted’s father, George Rogers Jr. ’51.

We would like to thank Ted Rogers ’87 and his wife, Anna, who have made a transformational leadership gift to The Campaign for Landon to support capital needs and endowment in memory of Ted’s father, George Rogers Jr. ’51.

“This campaign is going to serve as a launching pad for a new, very successful era at Landon and will help future generations of boys. I’m excited about that,” Ted remarked.  “Landon provided both my father and me a discipline and rigor that pushed us to be the best we could be. I’m extremely grateful for the high expectations and values that shaped our characters, and I want that to continue for Landon students.”

Ted’s father was the No. 1 player on Landon’s 1951 nationally ranked tennis team, moving on to win the 1951 National Junior Championship and captain the tennis team at Princeton. He became an attorney — and a single parent, balancing long hours at work with raising Ted and his sister.

Ted was All-Met (first team) in lacrosse and All-IAC (first team) in football at Landon and captained Landon’s lacrosse and football teams. He was a three-time All-American and captain in football at Williams College, then spent two years as a middle linebacker for the Washington Football Team, including their championship season of 1991-92. “It was important to my dad to give me the benefit of a Landon education,” Ted noted.  But he probably imagined I would play tennis!”

Ted graduated from Williams in 1991 and cum laude from Georgetown University Law School in 1996. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, most recently as president of Xapo, a global Bitcoin platform. In 2019, he made an endowment gift to Landon of $200,000 in Bitcoin. A visionary entrepreneur, he sees digital currency and blockchain technology as possible solutions to a host of business and social challenges worldwide. Like his father, Ted has a strong work ethic and is devoted to his family. He and Anna have four sons, George, John, Luke, and Thomas.

Ted plans to continue supporting Landon in all areas. “We chose to support capital needs because we’re impressed with what Head of School Jim Neill and his team envision for the campus,” he explained.  “We’d also like to continually add to the endowment, particularly to the Nancy and Lowell Davis Endowed Fund we established for financial assistance for sons of alumni and the Teacher, Coach, Mentor Endowment we’ve already contributed to.”

Landon extends its deepest thanks to the Rogers family and all the generous benefactors who are helping us realize our strategic vision to enhance and transform our academic buildings and our boys’ experience.  If you would like to explore making a gift that is meaningful to you and Landon, please contact Director of Development Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., at peter_gallo@landon.net or 301-320-1004.