May 17, 2016
Dr. John K. Niparko was a founding board member of The River School and a world-class surgeon, researcher and scientist, who directly touched the lives of thousands of children here and around the world. Our entire community was deeply saddened by his passing in spring 2016.
It was through his leadership and generosity that our Endowment Fund was established. Dr. Niparko was its largest donor, and the biggest contributor to The River School in our history. To that end, The River School’s Endowment Fund has been named the The John K. Niparko Endowment Fund in his memory.
He believed when it was just the seed of an idea that we would make The River School succeed. He believed children with cochlear implants needed support, not just surgery. He believed all children could benefit from the nurturing and care that a tight-knit, mission-focused community offers. He believed in our future and invested in it by making The River School's first endowed gift in 2011.
With the John K. Niparko Memorial Fund, we hold close all that we admired in Dr. Niparko: his kindness, his generosity of spirit, his dedication to his patients, and his commitment to improving lives. We will remember him with every step we take in the work we started together.
To learn more about the John K. Niparko Memorial Fund, contact Jen Lynch, Director of Institutional Advancement by email or at 202-337-3554.
To make a gift to the fund, you can give online at The River School's Giving Page (note your designation in the comment box) or by mailing your gift to the school.