University Trustee Jennifer Ward Reynolds Endows Scholarship for Stevenson Students

February 3, 2020 7 AM
George and Jennifer Ward Reynolds

George and Jennifer Ward Reynolds

Stevenson is pleased to announce that university Trustee Jennifer Ward Reynolds and her husband George K. Reynolds III have committed $100,000 to establish a scholarship fund for Stevenson students. The Reynolds Endowed Scholarship will assist students with a strong academic standing who demonstrate financial need.

“We deeply believe in the power of higher education to transform lives and communities,” the Reynolds said. “Creating this scholarship fund at Stevenson is not only an investment in the future of individual students, but in our greater community, as well. Stevenson graduates step into the community armed with the skills and knowledge that enable them to be immediately productive and engaged contributors to society, which benefits us all.”

Reynolds has served twice as Trustee of Stevenson with her most recent term on the university’s Board starting in 2018. Currently a partner and director of the Harford County-based commercial real estate firm Ward Properties, she has spent more than 30 years in asset management, most recently holding the position of Vice Chair and Chief Investment Officer of Legg Mason Trust. She has previously served as the chair of the board of trustees at Dickinson College, her undergraduate alma mater. Her service has also included chairing the board of the National Aquarium as well as appointments to the boards of the Walters Art Museum, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, and the Baltimore School for the Arts. The Maryland Daily Record has twice recognized her as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

George Reynolds is an attorney with Miles & Stockbridge and a member of the firm’s estate planning and administration practice. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Boston University School of Law, he has practiced law in Maryland for more than 40 years. His areas of focus have included education law, tax law, estate planning and administration, trusts, and elder care law. A regular speaker to professionals and groups on these legal topics, Reynolds is a past Maryland State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is currently a member of the Walters Art Museum board, and past member of the boards of the Howard County Conservancy, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, and the National Arthritis Foundation of Maryland.

“Jennifer and George have long served as transformational leaders in our community,” said Elliot Hirshman, President of Stevenson University. “We are grateful for their extraordinary generosity and the difference they are making by supporting Stevenson’s students.”