Marjorie (Margie) Jameson’s ’77 Newark Academy memories are vivid and ever-present in her home. Margie has saved and curated momentos from her NA school days, including those from her mother’s volunteer leadership as a member of the 200th anniversary committee. When Margie’s mother, Sandra Selfridge Lopus Harvey, passed away in January 2022, Margie sought an appropriate way to honor her legacy. 

Enthusiastic about the prospect of serving in a leadership capacity for Newark Academy’s upcoming 250th anniversary, Margie stepped forward to make a $250,000 bequest to support our Endowed Fund for Teaching and Learning and the Newark Scholars Program. She also agreed to assume the role of chair of our planned giving 1774 Society and to work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to recruit others to the Society.

“I love Newark Academy — and so did my mother. Making this gift now allows me to support Newark Academy and simultaneously honor my mom’s legacy. I can’t wait to help with our 250th!”