Visit from Dick Powell
Mr. Richard Powell of Fresno, California, founder of the Powell Endowment Fund for Westbury Friends School, visited campus in early spring 2010. Dick Powell was accompanied by his nephew, Ron Powell of San Antonio, Texas, and his great niece and nephew, Andrea Powell Reichl and George Marc Powell, Ron’s children. This was Mr. Powell's first visit to WFS in over 20 years and he shared memories as the group toured the campus, visited the classrooms, spoke with faculty and students, visited the Westbury Friends Meeting House.
While inside the Meetinghouse, Dick Powell pointed to the bench where his family usually sat and then recalled, with great pride, joy and emotion a memory of his father and grandfather sitting on the facing bench one Sunday morning at Meeting for Worship.
Mr. Powell has been a strong supporter of Westbury Friends School for many years and his generosity continues today.