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Planned Estate Giving

The Dunbar Legacy Society is named in honor of James L. Dunbar
(1929-2020), a 1949 graduate of Proctor Academy. Growing up with the misdiagnosed and misunderstood disability now known as dyslexia was very difficult for a child in the 1930s and ‘40s. At Proctor, Jim made friends and found teachers who really cared about his well-being and academic growth. In those blessed years at Proctor, his academic growth was mirrored by growing self-confidence and positive attitude, and that positive attitude became the key ingredient to his success in the years to come. After graduation from Proctor, Jim studied in college, and in 1956 launched his own company, Dunbar Armored, the largest independently owned company of its type in the United States until being aquired by the Brinks Co. in 2018.

The Dunbar Society was established to recognize all those who have made a provision for Proctor Academy through a bequest, trust, insurance or retirement policy, or other estate-planning vehicle. Jim was a visionary advocate for the advancement of Proctor and its programs. In addition to extraordinary annual and capital support that spans decades, he made a generous gift to Proctor through a bequest. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Proctor.

It is a privilege to recognize alumni, parents, and friends who share in Jim’s vision for Proctor, and have included the school in their future philanthropy. 

I loved Proctor. It gave me a wonderful sense of caring and community. I discovered that I loved theatre, singing and preforming. Proctor nurtured my confidence and I was able to be in every school play and sing in several bands. In fact, my school-mate Matt Nathanson and I were honored to be the sole musical talent at the wedding of our awesome teachers, Doug-o & Sue!

- Mollie Burns ’90

To Make a Planned Gift:

For more information on making a planned gift, or to join The James L. Dunbar '49 Legacy Society, please contact:  
Tracey Perkins: (603) 735-6723 or

Proctor Academy Development Office
P.O. Box 389
Andover, NH 03216
FAX: (603) 735-6305
Our Tax ID#

501 C3, 02-0222179

Members of The James L. Dunbar '49 Legacy Society

Anonymous (3) 
Mrs. Margaret Andrews P’12
New London, NH
Mr. Richard Bicknell*
Port Orange, FL

Mr. Thomas M. Blakemore* and Mrs. Barbara Mueller ’30*
Atlanta, GA
Mr. J. David Boyd '70
London, Ohio 

Mrs. Mildred S. Braley ’14* and Mr. Robert A. Bristol, Jr. ’67
Santa Fe, NM
Ms. Georgia Gomez Bristol ’06
New York, NY

Mrs. Wendy C. Brown ’86, P’17
Westford, MA
Mr. Thomas M. Bryant ’23*
Boston, MA
Mr. Robert D. Burge ’55*
Lake Placid, FL
Ms. Mollie Burns ’90
Valley Village, CA
Mrs. Barbara Henderson Cangiano
Chestertown, MD

Mr. Leon M. Cangiano* and Mrs. Karen P. Cangiano P’07
Andover, NH
Mr. Nathaniel B. Cheney ’63
Bloomfield, NJ
Mr. Richard A. Cooke ’49* and Mrs. Melody N. Cooke
Rockville, MD
Mr. J. K. Cozier, Jr. ’52*
Manchester Center, VT
Mr. Rufus C. Cushman* and Mrs. Joan S. Cushman P’78
Swampscott, MA
Sally Dale P '10
Winchester, MA

Mrs. Eunice M. Denberg*
Andover, NH
Mr. Thomas Dodd ’58
Charlestown, RI
Mr. William C. Drinkard*
Landenberg, PA
Mr. James L. Dunbar, Sr. ’49, GP’02*
Towson, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Philip English P’54*
New Haven, CT
Mr. Richard L. English ’54*
New Haven, CT
Ms. Alexandra H. Estin ’83
Andover, NH
Mr. Peter Farnum '73
Duxbury Massachusetts
Mr. Stephen S. Fasciana ’87, P’20
South Portland, ME
Mr. Joseph E. Fellows, III P’93
Rye, NH
Mr. John W. Fisher, III ’72
Naples, FL
Mr. Dana K. Fletcher ’86 and Mrs. Jennifer Fletcher P’18, ’21
New London, NH
Mr. Joseph Foote HA ’49
East Sandwich, MA
Mr. James R. Friedman and Mrs. Michele A. Friedman P’17
Newbury, NH
Ms. Helene Gaillet de Neergaard GP’10
Naples, FL
Mrs. Pam Gentile P’17
Greenland, NH
Mrs. Lois T. Haines ’25*
Stamford, CT
Mr. Richard J. Harris ’67
Harwich Port, MA
Mr. John C. Herbert ’55*
Whaletown, BC
Mr. John H. Hobbs* and Mrs. Elisabeth A. Hobbs P’89*
Shelburne Falls, MA
Mr. Stephen G. Hobson ’64
Yarmouth, ME
Mr. Robert B. Jaynes ’39* and Mrs. Mildred Jaynes*
Alstead, NH
Mr. Allan C. Johnson, III ’78
Akron, OH
Mr. Charles A. Johnson, Jr. ’44* and Mrs. Vernie Johnson*
Chestertown, MD
Mr. Leonard W. Johnson and Mrs. Patricia Johnson P’88, GP’17, ’19
North Falmouth, MA
Mr. Richard H. Johnson and Mrs. Louise “Weezie” Johnson P’95
Concord, MA
Dr. Everett N. Jones ’57, P’08, ’09
Enfield, NH
Mrs. Grace C. Jordan ’09*
Springfield, MA
Ms. Deborah W. Kirchwey ’81
Brattleboro, VT
Mrs Helen Ladd ’12, P’42* and Mr. George Ladd ’16, P’42*
Wayne, ME
Ms. Adelma Lajoie ’32*
Concord, NH
Major Randolph N. Langer ’83
Meredith, NH
Mrs. Hazel M. Leonard ’27*
Fryeburg, ME
Mr. Stuart Lipp ’65
Chagrin Falls, OH
Ms. Maxwell Love ’93
Iowa City, IA

Mr. and Mrs. Donald I. Lowry GP’00*
Naples, FL
Mrs. Grace A. McAuslan ’23*
Mr. Robert L. McFadden ’53*
Lubec, ME
Mr. John L. Merriam ’40*
Warwick, RI
Mr. Donald G. Methven GP16, 18, 19* and Mrs. Anne K. Methven*
Sugar Hill, GA
Mr. Kenneth E. Miller and Mrs. Linda E. Miller P’93
New London, NH
Mrs. C. J. Mills GP’85
Greenwich, CT
Mr. George W. Morosani ’60
Asheville, NC
Mr. Geoffrey S. Morris ’62*
Lantana, FL
Mr. David W. Moulton ’70
New Haven, CT
Mr. Raymond F. Murphy ’78
Putnam, CT
Mr. Michael W. Nash ’56
Palm Harbor, FL
Mr. Carl H. Oppenheim and Mrs. Gwendolyn H. Oppenheim P97
Bethesda, MD
Mr. and Mrs. L. Beaumont Parks P’57*
Cleveland, OH
Rev. William N. Peabody* and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Peabody P 82, 86
Thetford Center, VT
John Pearson '45*
Portsmouth, NH

Mr. Joe Pellerin ’88 and Mrs. Jody Pellerin
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mr. John B. Pendleton* HA’06 and Ms. Elizabeth V. Carruthers* P’85, ’88, GP’00, ’13, ’15, ’20
York, ME
Mrs. Jean Prior*
Vero Beach, FL
Mr. John Proctor*
Andover, NH
Mr. James W. Reichert ’50*
Canton, NY
Mr. George F. Richardson ’40*
Lowell, MA
Mr. George A. Robinson*
West Hartford, CT
Mr. Sumner Rulon-Miller ’57*
New York, NY
Mr. Gregory R. Samaha '71 and Mrs. Marie T. Samaha
Center Harbor, NH
Mr. Charles N. Snow ’51
Eastham, MA
Mr. Robert B. Rheault* and Ms. Susan St. John P’95
Owls Head, ME
Mrs. Karen Stableford P’96*
Carbondale, CO
Mrs. Barbara Stevens*
Kent, OH
Mr. Ayres Stockly ’82
Cumberland, ME
Mr. William T. Suydam '59*
Franklin, NH
Mr. David S. Thompson ’51*
Eliot, ME
Mr. Oscar Thrasher*
Peterborough, NH
Mr. Christopher B. Todd ’92*
Far Hills, NJ
Mr. James R. Treadwell ’53*
Salem, MA
Mr. Robert D. Usen* and Mrs. Virginia C. Usen P’96
Plymouth, MA
Mrs. Emily Montag Vaughan ’82
Charlotte, NC
Mr. Henry L. Vaughan ’74
Winterport, ME
Mr. Burnham M. Weeks ’48*
Tilton, NH
Rev. Dr. Horace F. Westwood 30*
Fairhaven, MA
Mr. William K. Whyte ’66
Glen Echo, MD

Hugh White '48*
Stuart, VA

Elisabeth Harper Wiener P'17
Durham, NC

Mr. Walter O. Wright '49 
Cranbury, NJ 
Mr. Willard H. Wyeth, Jr.*
Lookout Mountain, GA
* Deceased
If you feel that you should be included on this list, that your listing is in error, or if you would like information about including Proctor Academy in your planning, please contact our Development Office at 603-735-6000 or

Jim Dunbar '49

“By including Proctor Academy in my giving, I know that I am making a meaningful contribution to the lives of aspiring young people--like the one I once was. At the same time, I take immense satisfaction knowing that I am giving in return for the many blessings my family and I have received from Proctor. Your love for this school will perpetuate the Proctor experience for generations of young people—many of whom will benefit from the school’s extraordinary support programs. My dream for success came true. Together, we can make countless dreams come true.”
Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
204 Main Street  .  PO Box 500  .  Andover, NH 03216
p. (603) 735-6000   f. (603) 735-6300