The Friends of Kenneth L. Greif Tuition Assistance Fund

Kenny Greif, fierce intellect, longtime master teacher at Park for over 30 years, trusted mentor and advisor, valued friend, generous spirit, film cognoscente, and sports aficionado, passed away on August 20, 2019. His contributions to the lives of Park students, families, fellow teachers, and to the life of the institution itself continue to have meaningful and lasting impact. His legacy lives vividly in the shape, substance, and trajectory of the lives of those he taught and advised.

In 1999, his friends came together and started The Friends of Kenneth L. Greif Tuition Assistance Fund. It was a fitting honor, as providing all of the opportunities that are a part of a Park education was very important to Kenny throughout his time here and beyond. This fund continues to provide access to a Park education for children who otherwise could not afford it.

To make a donation to the fund, please fill out the online form below; sharing recollections in the comments field is encouraged. You may also mail a check to the Development Office at Park School, 2425 Old Court Road, Baltimore MD 21208. Please include “Greif Fund” in the note. 

Kenneth L. Greif graduated from Brown University, the University of Virginia School of Law, and The Johns Hopkins University, from which he earned a master’s in teaching. He joined Park’s faculty in 1963 and retired after the 1996–97 school year. At Park, he was an Upper School English teacher, coach, and advisor. He served as English Department Chair, advised the literary journal Parkpourri, and served on the Program Review Committee. He wrote innumerable college recommendations, and guided many seniors through the college application and essay process. He staged plays and recited poetry. He spent countless hours after school attending games, having long conversations with students in the hallway, and immersing himself in the thoughts, ideas, and counterpoints that swirled around him.

He was a champion of the life of the mind — and he was a sports fan. He loved Park athletics. And he loved professional baseball — in particular, the Baltimore Orioles. He was known to combine these two passions (Park and the Orioles): on more than one occasion, he was spotted in the stands of Memorial Stadium grading papers between innings.

Kenny loved The Park School. During his long career at Park, he gave abundantly of his time and his talent, and, through his personal philanthropy, provided tuition assistance for many Park students. He sought to make a Park education accessible to as many children as possible.