For the second time in recent memory, we’ve found a boarding school connection in The Wall Street Journal’s “Donor of the Day” column.
Rising through bankings ranks to found the Institute for Private Investors, Beyer credits her time at Westover for some of her professional practices and approaches.
“…she wanted to stress the “importance of community and the importance of a collaborative, almost feminine, model of learning” in her company.”(WSJ)
On the importance and lasting power of a girls school education, Beyer told West:
“Girls need a laboratory, like an orchid needs a nursery…If you don’t provide that protection or safety for a girl, they often do not have the courage to try things, run for student government or be the head of a club.”(WSJ)
Ms Beyer believes so strongly in the power of the Westover experience that she donated more than $600,000 to the school over time- “more than half of those contributions going toward scholarships.”(WSJ)