Magazine article Montessori Life

Pickerings Make Leadership Gift to Centennial Campaign

Magazine article Montessori Life

Pickerings Make Leadership Gift to Centennial Campaign

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News of AMS's $1.25 million Centennial Campaign to expand and enhance current and future programs has brought leadership gifts and generous responses from many quarters. Again and again, donors have told Centennial Fund Committce co-chairs Marilyn Stewart and Marie M. Dugan how much Montessori means to them and how important it is to make the 2007 100-year milestone an important turning point in the history of Montessori in America.

Among the first donors are Drs. Joyce S. and Robert G. Pickering, executive director and director of finance, respectively, of the Shelton School in Dallas, TX, who have made a leadership-level donation to the campaign through a bequest in their will. Why make this type of gift now?

"In our lives we have tried to serve well in the Montessori community," said Joyce Pickering. "There could be no greater honor for us than to contribute to the work of AMS after our lives and work are through."

Bob Pickcring, who was president of AMS from 1972 to 1974 and served on the board, is convinced that the work of Dr. Maria Montessori will increasingly become the path education will take in the future. "AMS has been the organization that has joined the knowledge and work of many Montcssorians into a unified message," he said. …

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