Carol J. Buckley Scholarship for Students in the Arts

I can’t state strongly enough how important IPEI is to the students of the Ithaca schools. IPEI is behind so much that enriches and excites the daily experiences of so many students throughout the district.

— ICSD Teacher
  • Carol J. Buckley was a member of the Ithaca High School Class of 1983 who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2005. The fund was established by her family and friends to provide scholarship assistance to talented students pursuing advanced study in the arts and to support educational programs in the arts in the Ithaca City School District.


    2006 Cassandra Mazur
    2007 Di (Jody) Zhao
    2008 Herin Anna Kaputkin
    2009 Courtney Burke
    2010 Nola Caitlin Booth
    2011 Elias Spector-Zabusky
    2012 Ananda Brutvan
    2013 Sequoya Lee
    2014 Archer Cowen, Michael Stern
    2015 Madelaine Vandenberg
    2016 Lisa Podulka
    2017 Sandra Stromswold
    2018 Robin Steuteville
    2019 Erin Mangus
    2020 Ishan Ethrdige
    2021 Leah Henseler, Donovan Redd
    2022 Josie Crookston, Aubs Marohn
    2023 Angie Houissa, Owoicho-Oche Onah, Joshua Rogers, Owen Miller, Robin Adams, David Barry

    The Buckley Fund has supported activities in the arts in our elementary and secondary schools including the Elementary Choral Festival, technical theater workshops, a movement-based theater residency, trips to music competitions and festivals; and visual arts workshops, conferences, supplies, books, and adaptive materials. In addition, the fund supported the Arts Alive Fund in 2010.