What We Do
The Committee on Friends Education Granting Group makes grants in support of educational priorities. Some of these grants are made to PYM Member students in PYM-area Friends Schools; some grants are made to students in Small Friends Schools; some grants are made to PYM Members for post-secondary education; and other grants are made to teachers and Friends Schools directly.
Who We Are
Melinda Bradley, Sydney Coffin, Grace Cooke (clerk), Nora Griffin-Snipes, Stephanie Judson, John McKinstry, Lynn Oberfield (alternate clerk), Karyn Payton, Tom Peterson, Deborra Sines-Pancoe, Bob Sloan, Drew Smith, Luke Van Meter.
Associate Secretary for Programs and Religious Life
How We Work
PYM members with children in PYM Friends Schools and PYM members attending college or graduate school, can each apply for grants for tuition aid. The Granting Group contacts other eligible grantees directly for the following funds:
- Friends Elementary School Special Programs Grant Fund
- Sergei Thomas and Haley Yarmark Fund
- Teacher’s Retirement Fund
- Tuition Aid for Non-Friends In Small Philadelphia Schools