We are proud to acknowledge the support and generousity of these great people.
Because of their deep commitment to learning and scholarship, Roe and Penny Stamps formed the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation to support educational initiatives nationwide. Through their vision and generosity, they established the Stamps Scholarship in 2006, a nationally prestigious merit scholarship program and community that helps exceptional students become meaningful leaders throughout society. The Stamps Foundation partners with a network of more than 40 colleges and universities, including the University of Chicago, to offer multi-year merit awards to the brightest minds across the country.
Since the inception of the Stamps Foundation’s partnership with UChicago in 2011, 20 UChicago Stamps Scholars have benefited from full cost-of-attendance scholarships and grants for enrichment activities. UChicago Stamps alumni have been highly successful after graduation, going on to careers with leading organizations such as Parthenon-EY, Slate, and Susquehanna International Group. They have also been accepted to top graduate programs, including the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Mr. Stamps is a private investor and co-founder of the Boston-based private investment company Summit Partners. He is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve, an Industrial Engineering graduate of Georgia Tech, and an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School. He has dedicated significant time and resources to philanthropic causes in his local community and throughout the country. Mr. Stamps is a Trustee Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation and a Trustee at the University of Miami, the John S and James L Knight Foundation, and several other distinguished organizations.
As a former teacher and business owner, Mrs. Stamps has always been passionate about education. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. In 1999, she worked with her alma mater to launch the Roman J. Witt Visiting Professors Program in honor of her late father. She also established the highly successful Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Lectures Series. In 2012, The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan was named for her.