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  • April

    Trina Vaux '63

    Trina Vaux '63: A Steward of (Shipley's) History

    Trina Vaux ’63 has lived and worked with history—its study, its preservation, and its celebration—for most of her life. During the last eight years, Trina has turned that interest towards Shipley, researching and writing A Daring Vision: A History of The Shipley School 1894-2018. The book was truly a dream job and labor of love for Trina, who says, “You know, it’s not really work when it’s fun.” Read more about Shipley Historian and alumna Trina Vaux '63.
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  • February

    Diana MacArthur ’51

    Diana MacArthur ’51: Building a School and Community Stability in Pakistan

    Shipley alumna and Changemaker Diana Macarthur ’51—whose achievements and adventures span the globe and enter geo-political, educational, social, scientific, and corporate spheres—attributes her insatiable quest for knowledge and her resolute expectation of excellence to Shipley. “I learned early on that life’s not going to be handed to you. You have to study, do extra work, continually improve, be open, and constantly question things,” she says. “Just getting by does not change the world.” Learn more about Diana’s recent efforts to make a positive impact in the Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan, where she built a state-of-the-art school.
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  • January

    Becky Snyder Fawcett ’88: Helping People Adopt

    Leigh Green
    After experiencing first-hand the emotional and financial challenges of adopting a child, Becky Snyder Fawcett ’88 launched HelpUsAdopt.org to help other people with grants of up to $15,000. It’s the only organization in the country which offers financial support for adoption equitably to married couples, single parents, and LGTB families alike. Since 2007, the organization has supported 270 families. The organization raised $1.2 million in 2018 and will increase grants to $500,000 in 2019—enough money to help build one family each week. Learn more about Becky and HelpUsAdopt.org.
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  • Denise Hollingsworth ’77: Destined for Success and a Life of Service

    Denise Hollingsworth ’77 knew that she was destined for more than what her humble surroundings could afford her. She attended Shipley through an opportunity provided by A Better Chance. Since then, she has spent her life helping others through a successful law career dedicated to public service, fostering over 20 teens in her home and teaching English with the PeaceCorps.
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  • Matthew Lisle ’11: Improving Lives through Technology

    Matt Lisle ’11 is a cofounder of Everwaters, a manufacturer and distributor of water filtration systems. The company has helped provide water to over 4,000 families in 11 countries. Lisle is now setting his sights on providing devices like affordable and accessible prosthetics to people who need them. Learn more about how Shipley Changemaker Matt Lisle ’11 is making a positive difference in people’s lives through the development of innovative technologies.
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.