Girard College


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Girard College,

in Philadelphia, an elementary and secondary boarding school for children with financial need from single-parent or parentless families. It opened 1848 with a bequest, now grown to a huge endowment, from Stephen GirardGirard, Stephen
, 1750–1831, American merchant, banker, and philanthropist, b. Bordeaux, France. Girard went to sea and at the age of 23 was a captain. In 1776 he settled in Philadelphia as a shipowner and merchant.
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; it was originally a school for fatherless boys.
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Near the city, is a most splendid unfinished marble structure for the Girard College, founded by a deceased gentleman of that name and of enormous wealth, which, if completed according to the original design, will be perhaps the richest edifice of modern times.
He currently serves as the president of Girard College.
As part of the opening celebrations, Santander will present cheques totalling USD12,000 to three community-based non-profit organisations - Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, Girard College and the Brewerytown-Sharswood Community Civic Association, it said.
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By the age of 17, he was touring the USA, and a year later became Director of Music at Girard College, Philadelphia.
The sixth-grader is one of 15 students at Girard College who are creating a dance based on the phenomenon that Albert Einstein dubbed "spooky action.
The contracts, received by WPCS through its subsidiaries, include projects to be completed for Iron Mountain, The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management, YMCA, Group Health Tacoma, UPS, Girard College and CalPERS.
By the age of 17 Carlo was touring the USA, and a year later became director of music at Girard College, Philadelphia.
Joseph McCullough, a teacher of Handicapped and English, and a graduate of Girard College, Philadelphia Community College and Temple University, lives in New Jersey with his two children.
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He persuaded local businesses like Girard College -- which is just several blocks away, but was sending ill students to a hospital many miles away on the city's western fringe -- to begin working with St.
Girard College in Philadelphia was established in the 1800s as an orphanage.