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Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund

This Fund was named in memory of our beloved teacher and friend, Jill Bailey Chenet, who passed away in 2012.

Jill dedicated her career to her students, bringing them to their fullest potential with joy and a sense of wonder that was palpable in her classroom daily.

Her commitment and her gifts as a teacher reflected a profound understanding of the children she loved. In addition to her role as a teacher, Jill mentored other educators and worked individually with children who were struggling with reading after school. Jill taught her students, and everyone who knew her, to love, laugh and celebrate life.

We are grateful to the many friends and family who contributed to the Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund, which now totals $178,260. Each year, we add to the fund with proceeds from Jill Bailey Chenet's RiverWalk. The Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund, supports “Tootie Time” tutoring at The River School, a program to help deserving children succeed in school and become life-long readers.

If you are interested in making a contribution to the Jill Bailey Chenet Scholarship Fund, click here and note the designation in the comment box, or email Jen Lynch,  Director of Institutional Advancement or call 202-380-9208.

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Jill dedicated her career to her students, bringing them to their fullest potential with joy and a sense of wonder that was palpable in her classroom daily.