Leadership looks like passionate alumni, parents, and friends of Shipley who are willing to make a significant philanthropic commitment to ensure the School’s success. It looks like supporters who value our talented teachers, appreciate Shipley’s philosophy of education, and are proud to set an example for others. Leadership looks like Courage for the Deed, Grace for the Doing. 

When you make a Leadership Council level gift to Shipley, you join an exclusive network of supporters who are invested in Shipley’s strategic direction — and who provide more than 80% of the School’s annual contributed support. 

Why join? In a word, impact. Shipley’s Leadership Council members are committed to shaping Shipley students and supporting Shipley colleagues — to both further our reputation as one of the most highly regarded independent schools in the Philadelphia area, and to cultivate the “changemakers” that will improve lives and transform our world.

Leadership Council Recognition Categories

Speer Patrons $30,000 +
Brownell Benefactors $20,000 to $29,999
Howland Fellows $10,000 to $19,999
Blue and Green Guardians $5,000 to $9,999
Epes Advocates $3,000 to $4,999
Founders' Associates $1,894 to $2,999

Young Alumni Leaders  
Within 20 years of graduation     $1,000 +
Within 15 years of graduation     $500 +
Within 10 years of graduation     $250 +
As a Leadership Council member, you will have unique opportunities to see the impact of your investment. Examples may include member-only social gatherings, webinars with administrators and faculty members, and other special events on campus. In addition, you will be prominently recognized in our annual printed Report of Gifts.

Learn More

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Block

    Mrs. Elizabeth (Hastings) Block 83

    Senior Leadership Gifts Officer
    Phone/Extension: 610-581-4655
  • Photo of Valerie Satterfield

    Ms. Valerie Satterfield 

    Leadership Gifts Officer
    Phone/Extension: 4618
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.