Pamela (Pam) Polite Fisco '73
By Debra Mayers Hollander
For the past 18 years, Pamela (Pam) Polite Fisco '73 has combined her two loves – science and teaching. "I love to teach and I love science," explains Pam who runs a geology education program for elementary schools and their students in Marin County, California.
Pam, a natural born teacher and educator, credits her favorite science teacher at Hathaway Brown – Mrs. Cortese – with instilling in her a love of science and teaching.
"Hathaway Brown gave me a love of small classroom learning," says Pam. Her enthusiasm for the sciences and small class sizes continued as she went on to study at Colorado College for her undergraduate education and Rice University for graduate school.
Hathaway Brown's continued excellence in science education is one of the reasons that Pam decided to make a planned commitment to HB. "Every time I read another publication about HB students and how well they are doing in science, I am so pleased," she explains.
The Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society was established in 1994 to honor the beloved HB headmistress of the early 20th century and to recognize alumnae and friends who perpetuate their educational ideals by making a planning gift. Membership in the Society does not require a minimum gift and offers donors recognition and inclusion in special events at HB.
Pam became a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society when she included Hathaway Brown in her will. Upon her passing, a percentage of her estate will be gifted to HB. Although Pam worked with an attorney to write her will, it is not necessary to obtain the services of an attorney to join the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society. There are multiple ways to make a planned gift to HB.
Pam has always felt it important to support the schools, environmental and community groups she feels strongly about. She hopes her gift to HB will inspire continued excellence in education, continued diversity and global education in its women and continued excellence in the science programs.
To learn more about how you can become a member of the Mary E. Raymond Legacy Society or other ways to support Hathaway Brown, please contact Terry Kurtz, at 216-320-8799.
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