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.
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.
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.
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.
Participating in the program this year are: Scott Middle School in Chester County; Chichester Middle School, Glenolden School, and Widener Partnership Charter in Delaware County; Cedarbrook Middle School, East Norriton School, and Penndale Middle School in Montgomery County; and Central High School, Girard College, Imani Education Charter, Jubilee School, Logan Hope School, Morton McMichael School, Southwark Elementary, St.
Day of Service event beginning at 9:00 am, January 19, 2015 at Girard College.
Peters' College in Jersey City, New Jersey featuring $12,000 in prizes, followed by The 1st Liberty Bell No-Gi Challenge and Copa Atlantica Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 10th and 11th at Girard College, and finally the 12th West Coast Grappling Championships at The Sports Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, December 1st, also featuring $12,000 in prizes.
He never forgot his modest upbringings and was a generous donor to countless organizations in our community, including the Boys & Girls Club of America, Girard College, and Temple University -- where it was recently announced the medical school would be renamed for him, after he gave the largest single gift in the school's history.
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