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Gilman School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Gilman School - Ribbon Cutting


Mayor of Baltimore - 2008


JHU Homewood House Museum Ribbon Cutting



Giving Philosophy

Education has been a priority of the Carey family for generations. Descended from prominent Quaker shipper James Carey of Loudon (1751-1834), Wm. Polk Carey’s ancestors have served as the founders and deans, presidents and trustees of many schools, including:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baltimore School for the Arts
  • Barnard College
  • Boys’ Latin School
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bryn Mawr School
  • Gilman School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the South, Sewanee

The Foundation has historically supported the educational institutions listed above, as well as preeminent arts and cultural institutions in New York City, the headquarters of W. P. Carey Inc. a leading global real estate financing firm founded by Wm. Polk Carey in 1973.