The Loyalty of a Girls School Graduate

Charlotte Beyer

Charlotte Beyer

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.

Melanie Grayce West chronicles the lasting affects of a Westover School education in the professional and personal life of Charlotte B. Beyer in “Nurturing Young Women to Be Wall Street Leaders.”

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.

West writes:

“…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)

About the Author
Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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