Honoring the Memory of Leonard Yerkes 1936-2014


Seattle Girls’ School will be honoring Leonard Yerkes during our 15th Annual Benefit Luncheon on May 15, 2017. Leonard was an incredible advocate of Seattle Girls’ School, exemplified by his service on the School’s Board of Trustees until his passing.

Leonard Yerkes

Leonard’s involvement with SGS grew from ardent supporter, to “kitchen cabinet” advisor, to member of the SGS Finance Committee and ultimately to service on the Board of Trustees. Over this span of time Leonard’s gentle steerage kept SGS on course toward achieving its mission. In each instance Leonard brought his wisdom gained from many years of independent school governance, his engaging sense of humor and his enduring sense of humanity. His role in setting our direction and holding everyone accountable will benefit our school for many years to come.

The Seattle Girls’ School community is ever grateful for Leonard’s involvement with the school. Though short in time, the impacts are great. To give to a cause Leonard cared deeply about you can make a donation here, or join us at the event.

Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) is a 501 (c)(3) all-girls middle school with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Founded in 2001 on the principle of “our girls are tomorrow’s leaders,” the SGS STEAM curriculum inspires future female leaders and innovators. The mission of Seattle Girls’ School is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.


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