The Edward W. Pell Education Endowment at Fort Ticonderoga
Ed Pell (Tony Pell’s cousin) was a co-recipient of the Pyne Prize, and was one of the Class’s Rhodes Scholars. A fund has been established in his memory at Fort Ticonderoga, where Eddy served as an officer and Trustee for over twenty years and for six years as President. Eddy particularly valued education, and spent much time and energy thinking about how Fort Ticonderoga, a critical site in the formative years of the United States, could convey the values of our forefathers to present and future generations.
The Edward W. Pell Education Endowment is intended to be permanent and a continuing part of the Fortís ongoing development activities. It will be part of the permanent endowment with the income as set by the Board of Trustees, to be applied at the discretion of the Director and Board as follows:
- To enhance the goal of making the Fortís educational programs state of the art, by supporting the costs of training and programmatic development.
- To endow, in whole or in part, the salary of the Director of Education; and eventually to endow the salaries of other employees whose principal function relates to the development and dissemination of the stories of the Fortís historical role in the formative years of the country.
Programs funded through the Endowment will ultimately bring history alive to each and every visitor to the Fort. Daily education and interpretive program opportunities will grow in 2011 with the implementation of a prestigious NEH grant, which will engage teachers from across the nation.
Contributions to the Endowment are welcome. Checks should be made payable to Fort Ticonderoga
with the Edward W. Pell Education Endowment referenced, and should be mailed to:
Attn: Vicki Sperry
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Credit card contributions may be made by calling Vicki Sperry at 518-585-2821.