Cornerstone Heritage Society 

Shape the Future ∙ Leave a Lasting Legacy

The Cornerstone Heritage Society recognizes and honors those alumni, families, and friends who have thoughtfully provided for the future of The Summit Country Day School through their will and/or estate plans. The Cornerstone Heritage Society members provide a solid foundation to secure the future financial strength and security of The Summit Country Day School. Behind all Summit students and alumni are generations of benefactors who helped to make their education possible through their estate plans.

Ways to give through the Cornerstone Heritage Society


“The quality of a Summit education is measured not only by what one accomplishes, but also by the character of life to which one aspires.”
– Mary (Foss) Brinkmeyer ‘67

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For more than a century, the youth of Cincinnati have been offered a superior education rooted in the characteristics, values and activities of a Notre Dame learning community. From the founding of the Academy of Our Lady of Cincinnati, to the emergence of The
Summit Country Day School, to the Summit of the 21st century, the principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame are very much alive in our classrooms.


Today’s students are the beneficiaries of a remarkable heritage. The Summit community challenges every student, faculty and staff member to share fully the gifts that have been given to them by God; to grow in grace and wisdom; to develop spiritually, academically, physically, socially and artistically; and to become people of character who value and improve the world they inherit. This shared commitment is a bond that unites you with your fellow alumni  throughout your lifetime.


By joining The Cornerstone Heritage Society, you can ensure that The Summit will continue to educate students of character and conviction, fulfilling the legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame. By informing us of your intentions, it is our pleasure to welcome you into this distinguished group of supporters who are committed to
providing students with a strong, independent Catholic education for
generations to come.


Join Our Membership

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Julianne and William Baechtold 
Jon S. Blohm SBS '68 
Julie and Mark Bodnar 
Linda and John Botsford 
Mary (Foss) '67 and Joseph               Brinkmeyer 
Jane (Buse) '70 and Mark Burke 
Susan and Robert Castellini 
Deanna and Asad Dalia 
Ann (Wiley) '53 + and Donald           Denison 
Kathy and William DeWitt 
Jane and John Domaschko 
Mary and William Earls SBS '59 
Betty Forker+ 
David M. Forker SBS '53 
Sharon W. Frisbie '69 
Laura (Hefele) '70 and Arthur           Ftacnik 
Lauren (Brinkmeyer) '96 and           Wesley Goebel 
Mrs. Paula N. Grulee 
Ann Hinckley 
Charles Hinckley+ 
Lisa and Frank Hoffman 
Elaine M. Horan + 
Steve and Kim Hunt 
Peggy (Feltrup) Becker '49 and        William Jackson III  
Amy and George
    Joseph BMS '78 
Marjorie (Meyer) Kyte '58 and Lawrence Kyte SBS '52 
Cynthia and Christopher MacConnell SBS '65 
Michael and Kathy McQueen 
Nancy (Van Lahr) '57+ and Paul       Niklas 
Martha and H. N. Ragland SBS          '58 
Susan Ratterman '70+ 
Pam and Frederick Rentschler       SBS '53 + 
Gabrielle (Bouscaren) '66 and Mercer Reynolds 
Bettina and D. Bruce Ross 
Patricia (Long) Rotsinger '45  
Kathy and Philip Schneider 
Kathryn and Brian Spivey 
Anne and Edward Stern 
Therese and Lyle Stetzer + 
Jean Hennegan Strasser '29+ 
Jeanne (Henkel) Strout '41+ 
Caroline Sutphin and Mr. Richard Sutphin + 
Candace and George Thurner         BMS '77 
Jayne Thurner 
Kathleen and Edward Tyrrell 
Mary Virginia Vollmer + 
Susan (Thurner) '74 and Christopher Vollmer SBS '66 
Helen (DeCourcy) '38 + and               William Williams '29+ 
Dorothy and Richard                            Wurzelbacher+

+ Designates Deceased Member

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT the cornerstone heritage society CONTACT:

Jim Jackson | Chief Philanthropy Executive 
(513) 871-4700 x 242