Gifts Through the Bell Society
The Anthony F. Romano ’52 Scholarship Fund
Anthony F. Romano ’52 with son Anthony F. Romano, Jr., his wife Debi Romano and their daughter Perin Romano in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Anthony F. Romano ’52 came to his 60th Peddie reunion as a new Bell Society member.
Reflecting upon his favorite masters (Evans Hicks, William Boyd, Maurice Shuman and Robert Tiftt) and the impact Peddie School had on his life, the retired executive and his attorney designed a legacy to recognize the school’s strong tradition of financial aid. The result was the creation of The Anthony F. Romano ’52 Scholarship Fund in honor of his parents, Anthony and Edith Romano. The fund was established with a gift and bequest intention for Peddie School.
“I intend to continue supporting the school because my experience at Peddie was the beginning of my adulthood,” Tony said.
As a boarding student from Martins Creek, Pa., Tony joined the Glee Club, the Old Gold and Blue yearbook and The Peddie News, won the J. Walter Reeves Speaking Contest and earned varsity letters for football, wrestling and track. Retired from Columbian Chemicals Company, the Hamilton College graduate spends time reading, playing golf and visiting with his children and grandchildren, as well as participating in Bell Society receptions on campus and in New York.
Classmate and Bell Society Chair J. Ascher ’52 said, “Tony’s gift for Peddie comes out of asking ourselves, before and after reunions, ‘What is important in life, and how has Peddie made a difference to us?’ ”
A loyal donor to the unrestricted Peddie Fund, Tony said, “I am grateful for what Peddie has given me, and I wanted to help ensure that generations