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January 2020

Peggy Williams to Retire after 16 Years of Service — Bronxville School Foundation begins search for Executive Director

By Romy Coquillette, Vice Chair, the Bronxville School Foundation


December 11th, 2019: Peggy Benziger Williams has announced her plans to retire as the Executive Director of the Bronxville School Foundation (Foundation) after 16 years of dedicated service.


Peggy comments, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Foundation. The school is a vital component of the Bronxville community and the opportunity to help lead an organization that provides resources to enhance our students’ education has been amazing. It has been a privilege to work towards a common goal with many talented and dedicated Foundation board members and school faculty. The Foundation has been involved with almost every major educational initiative of the school and I am extremely proud of our accomplishments together.”


Eddie Sulimirski, the Foundation Board Chair, adds, “Peggy has been a jewel to the Foundation and the Bronxville School for the past 16 years. As a BHS alum, parent of three alums and the Foundation Executive Director, Peggy has accumulated a wealth of Bronxville School history which is invaluable to our organization. In her tenure, Peggy has overseen the approval of 452 grants totalling $7.4 million, while maintaining excellent relationships with school faculty, board members and our generous donors. She has been an ardent champion of the Bronxville School and has left an indelible mark on our community.”


The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance quality education and sustain excellence in academics, arts and athletics at the Bronxville School. Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $10 million to support facility design and renovation, faculty training and professional development, state of the art technology and equipment, and pilot programs and new curricula. The impact of these grants is felt by each student across the school, every year and through the years.


The search for a new Executive Director is being initiated. The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the Foundation in order to successfully achieve the organization’s mission. To be considered for the position, candidates should be able to demonstrate strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and financial skills. Experience with not-for-profits and knowledge of the Bronxville School and our surrounding community is helpful.


A more detailed description outlining desired qualifications and job responsibilities for the position is posted on the organization’s website:



Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to Romy Coquillette, chair of the Foundation board’s search committee at romy.coquillette@me.com by January 21, 2020.