College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

The Women Who Got Us Here

More than a century ago, the vision of the Holton-Arms School’s founders was to nurture young women to live lives of positive influence. This prescient vision remains the bold drumbeat by which our students, alumnae, and our community of supporters continue to march. To ensure that the promise is kept, Holton-Arms and its Board of Trustees launched The Promise Campaign of Holton-Arms: The Campaign for Our Future.

Since 2016, Holton-Arms has been seeking early support for this Campaign — the most ambitious in School history. This comprehensive Campaign encompasses three institutional priorities: 1) strengthen our endowment, 2) improve our community spaces, and 3) increase unrestricted support for Holton. In that time, several alumnae have served as stewards of this mission, helping the School to raise more than $25,000,000. Meet them below:


Sharlene Petry Amitay ’85

Alumnae Chair, Campaign Steering Committee

Managing Director of KPMG

A Trustee Emerita, former alumnae board member and president, and former alumnae Holton Fund chair, a quote on Amitay’s senior yearbook page remains appropriate: “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It's when you give of yourself you truly give.” - Kahlil Gibran


Adrena Ifill Blagburn ’87

Chair, Board of Trustees

Managing Director/Executive Producer DoubleBack Productions

"What we are building has many pieces, but in every improvement we make, our unwavering objective – our promise – is to strengthen our girls’ experiences and the resulting long-term impact on their lives.”


Susie Cole Wean ’67

Campaign Co-Chair and Trustee Emerita, former Board Chair

Recipient of the 2007 Rosemary Wire Anderson “Rosie” Award, an honor recognizing her almost 50 years of extraordinary service, leadership, and philanthropy to Holton and other educational institutions and non-profits.



Martha L. Dippell ’68

Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Campaign Steering Committee, Trustee Emerita

Recipient of the 2003 Rosemary Wire Anderson “Rosie” Award, Dippell is a 41-year donor and parent to Maddy Korengold Terbell '05, Lizey Korengold Bernstorf '08, and Greer Korengold '14. 


Claudia Mispireta Hinsch ’85

Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Trustee Emerita

Partner, Sheppard Mullin

As a Campaign Steering Committee member, former Holton Fund volunteer, and parent to Julia '12 and Nora '23, Hinsch has been a dedicated donor to Holton for over 27 years.