3rd Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast


November 5, 2015

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust
3rd Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast

On Thursday, November 5th, B.E.S.T. hosted our 3rd annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast. Over 90 B.E.S.T. upper school students joined Baltimore area leaders, B.E.S.T. Trustees and generous funders for breakfast at The Center Club.

B.E.S.T. honored Jean Waller Brune as she prepares to retire after 24 years as the Head of Roland Park Country School. A Roland Park Country School Alumna herself, Jean was a member of the faculty at Gilman School for 24 years before becoming Head of School at RPCS.  Jean’s commitment to B.E.S.T. and to hundreds of B.E.S.T. students as a founding Head of School Trustee and as a member of the Executive Committee has been tremendous.

Ashlee Tuck, B.E.S.T. and Roland Park Country School Alumna, Class of 2002, was our Alumna speaker for the morning. She shared her personal B.E.S.T. story and charged all students to “lift as they climb.” Stuart Simms, Partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy and President of the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, gave an inspirational talk about his own life and reminded all students that “their scars don’t define them.”

The annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast is an opportunity to recognize the generous donors to the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust and to honor Molly Hathaway and Redmond C.S. Finney for whom the Young Women’s and Young Men’s Leadership Programs are named. B.E.S.T. students from The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School, Friends School of Baltimore, Garrison Forest School, Gilman School, Jemicy School, Maryvale Preparatory School, McDonogh School, Oldfields School, The Park School of Baltimore, Roland Park Country School, St. Paul’s School, St. Paul’s School for Girls and St. Timothy’s School enjoyed being with their peers and having the opportunity to spend time with corporate, philanthropic and civic leaders in Baltimore.

Alumna Speaker, Ashlee Tuck ’02; Honored Speaker and President of the B.E.S.T. Board of Trustees, Stuart Simms; Head of School, Roland Park Country School and B.E.S.T. Trustee, Jean Brune; Trustee Emeritus, Theo Rodgers; B.E.S.T. Executive Director, Jessica Suriano

B.E.S.T. Alumni from Friends School of Baltimore, Garrison Forest School, Gilman School, McDonogh School, The Park School of Baltimore, and Roland Park Country School

Trustee Emerita Molly Hathaway (center) with B.E.S.T. and Garrison Forest School Alumnae, Robyne McCulloh ’06, Crystal Lee ’96 and B.E.S.T. students from Garrison Forest School

Trustee Emeritus Redmond C.S. Finney (seated) with Stuart Simms, Honored Speaker and President, B.E.S.T. Board of Trustees; Karlo Young, B.E.S.T. Trustee; Khalil Uqdah ’06, B.E.S.T. and Gilman School Alumnus and Director of Programs and Alumni Relations with B.E.S.T. students from Gilman School

Alumna Speaker, Ashlee Tuck ’02 (far left) and fellow B.E.S.T. and RPCS Alumna,
Danielle Brock ’02  (far right) with B.E.S.T. students from Roland Park Country School

Boys Laughing Boys w Chuck Knudsen 2 Chris Post w 2 BL Boys 2 Chris Post w 3 BL Boys Dan Paradis 3 Erika Slater Finney Search Group w Reddy Good Shot of Kids 1 Jean and Theo talking Jean, Ashlee, Ashlee's mom Kids w Larry and Howard Schindler 2 Kids w Pat Whitehead and Liz Lightfoot Matt Hodson with students 2 McDonogh Students 2 Molly and Reddy Ryan, Karlo, Damian, Cheo 2 Stu and Theo handshake Stu laughing 2 Stu, Jean Brune, Reddy three SPSFG Vernon Johnnie hug