Peggy Downes Baskin and Jack Baskin

"We believe financial aid lies at the heart of York's mission and an endowment ensures its future. It is the gift that keeps on giving." –   Peggy Downes Baskin and Jack Baskin

Jack and Peggy have had a 40-year history of involvement with York and a deep commitment to its mission, programs, and students. In January 2020, Jack passed away at the age of 100, leaving a profound legacy at the School. Peggy remains involved as a supporter and champion of the school, stating, "Our commitment to York runs deep: a son, daughters and a grandson have graduated with pride; a daughter is currently on faculty, and Chuck Downes led York as Headmaster for eight years. Our belief in scholarships runs strong."
As donors, Peggy and Jack have given more than $1 million to York, and Peggy is a member of York's Legacy Society. Because of their extraordinary generosity, York students have been given an otherwise unavailable opportunity for success in college and productive, meaningful lives.

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Since 1959, York School has created an exceptional college-prep experience for our youth: inspiring them to develop intellectual curiosity; challenging them to create and try new things; and preparing them to be passionate contributors in college and in life.