Miss Mitchell Society

Dr. Mary A. Graham Mitchell was a visionary leader.

  • She broke boundaries by creating a school dedicated to educating women and preparing them for the rigors of a university setting.
  • She reimagined learning by encouraging her students to progress in their education at a time when most women were encouraged to complete their schooling with a high school diploma.
  • And, she created a community of learners and scholars who continue to “Think also of the comfort and the rights of others” to this very day.

In Miss Mitchell’s honor, the Miss Mitchell Society recognizes those in our community who have chosen to expand the vision of our founder through a bequest or planned gift. Including Winchester Thurston School in your will or trust, or adding WT as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, IRA, or 401(k), is a smart way to provide future tax savings while making a lasting impact on the life of our school and students. Every planned giving donor becomes a member of the Miss Mitchell Society.

Please consider joining the community of supporters in the Miss Mitchell Society. Your gift will help us continue to break boundaries, reimagine learning, support community, and rethink time and space–all in the spirit of our founder. Membership requires no particular giving or bequest amount. Simply let us know of your intention to include WT in your estate plans by completing the Miss Mitchell Society Membership Form and contacting Monica Manes Gay, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, at 412-578-3746 or gaym@winchesterthurston.org to discuss your plans.

Miss Mitchell Society Members

WT salutes the generosity and support of this very special group of alumnae/i and friends.

Betsy Aiken '72
Marybert Murbach Allen '40*
Ann E. Armstrong T'29*
Suzanne LeClere Barley '52
Loretta Lobes Benec '88
Barbara Abney Bolger '52
Arthur E. Braun*
Eleanor Harbison Bream '31*
Herbert Briggs, Jr.*
Kathleen W. Buechel
Barbara Hunter Burghart '71*
Mrs. Henrietta T. Campbell, Honorary Alumna*
Marion Weis Cohen '44*
Marion Montgomery Colbourne '52*
Anne Rush Cook W'34*
Joan Clark Davis '65
Judith Rohrer Davis '57
Nancy Steigerwalt Dwyer '37*
Mary Campbell Eckhardt '38*
Judith Ellenbogen '58
Virginia A. Elliott T'26*
Justine Diebold Englert '59
Eleanor Lanz Ericson T'17*
Anna-Stina Ericson '44
Elizabeth Braun Ernst '23*
Margaret J. Garner T'18*
Mabel L. Gillespie T'04*
Robert I. Glimcher
Ethel C. Goodreds '22*
Rita J. Gould '46*
Edna Rieck Graham T'11*
Barbara Graves-Poller '93
Mary Houston Griffin '21*
Jeanne Logan Hardie '34*
Rosanne Isay Harrison '56
Carol Heape '65
Nancy Robb Hendel '51*
Jean Murray Johnson '27*
Lida B. Johnston*
Suzanne Dressler Kellar '55 *
Eugene S. Kerber*
Kristi A. Kerins A’67
Kathryn W. Kruse '58

James Craighead Kuhn, Jr.*
Lucille Showalter Leggett '11*
Elsa Limbach
Louise Baldridge Lytle '51
Jocelyn Hulme MacConnell '43*
Carole Oswald Markus '57
Gretchen Larson Maslanka '83
Gertrude Dally Massie '18*
Marga Matheny '64
Patricia Maykuth '69
Anne (Rooney) Forncrook McCloskey '45*
Beverlee Simboli McFadden '55
J. Sherman McLaughlin, Honorary Alumnus '93
Kathleen L. Metinko '91
Edith Allerton Miller*
Frances P. Minno
Alexander M. Minno*
Frances Alter Mitchell '30*
Bee Jee Epstine Morrison '56
Eileen Mauclair Muse '61
Judy Apt Nathenson '69*
Jane Bortman Porter '42*
Henry Posner III
Jane Dunn Prejean '36*
Kathy Zillweger Putnam '71
Letitia Reick '43*
Eleanor M. Reilly, Honorary Alumna*
Alan D. Riester*
Sarah Irvin Riling '67
Susan Criep Santa-Cruz '60
Jennifer M. Scanlon
Dr. Jane Scarborough, Former Head of School, Honarary Alumna
Dorothy Dodworth Scullin '47*
Sheen Sehgal '89
Virginia A. Sheppard '41*
Richard E. Sigler*
Marianna Epstine Specter '58*
Janet L. Stevenson '16*
Molly Cannon Stevenson '72*
Ruth Weimer Tillar '41*
Rosalie Morris Voorhis '16*
Dr. Beth A. Walter '92
Gaylen Westfall, Honorary Alumna
Carol Spear Williams '57
Norma Weis Wilner '40*

* - Deceased
T - The Thurston School
W - The Winchester School