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The Marvelwood School in Kent has received a $10 million gift to its endowment.  The funding comes from Stephen Byron Smith of Florida.  Smith, who was part of the school's second graduating class, and his wife, Mary, have been actively involved with Marvelwood almost since its founding. The gift will be given over ten years and is the single largest in the School’s 60-year history. The endowment fund is named for two of Marvelwood’s former Heads of School, whom the Smiths called “visionaries”, shaping the school to become what it is today.  The current Marvelwood leader says the significant increase in endowment enables the School to think beyond itself to the possibilities that, before, they could only hope to one day be in a position to imagine.

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