Notre Dame Preparatory School has met a $500,000 challenge grant from The Charles T. Bauer Foundation that will allow the Towson school to begin two projects honoring deceased alumna Yeardley Reynolds Love: The Yeardley Reynolds Love Field and a scholarship in Love’s name.
In September, the foundation challenged the school to match dollar-for-dollar all gifts up to $500,000 made to the Love Field. Those matching monies would be used to support a full, four-year scholarship every fourth year to a deserving student. The One Love Foundation, created by the Love family in honor of Love, supported the project by donating $220,000 in gifts and pledges.
“We are deeply grateful to The Charles T. Bauer Foundation and to The One Love Foundation for enabling Notre Dame Preparatory School to honor Yeardley with two very positive and affirming projects,” School Sister of Notre Dame Patricia McCarron, headmistress. “This challenge grant received tremendous support from the NDP community and beyond, locally and nationally, demonstrating the regard people hold for Yeardley and her family.”
School leaders noted that the turf field project is not yet fully funded. Approximately one-half of the money to build a turf field – $500,000 – has been raised, and both Notre Dame Prep and One Love Foundation must continue their fundraising efforts to finalize the project.
Love was a stand-out lacrosse and field hockey player, as well as a strong student, leader and volunteer in the NDP Class of 2006. She died last year.
A charitable organization created by the late Ted Bauer, founder of AIM Investments, the Charles T. Bauer Foundation provides support for projects mainly in Texas and Maryland.
The One Love Foundation was formed in the summer of 2010 to keep Yeardley’s spirit alive in others by promoting service, kindness, humility and good sportsmanship.