THE CASPER C. JENNEY and ELEANOR M. JENNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Casper “Cap” Jenney established the scholarship fund in his name and the name of his late wife with a gift of $100,000 in 1988. His intention was that each year, four deserving graduates of CCHS – two female and two male – would benefit from a scholarship for college. Mr. Jenney, a Concord businessman and philanthropist, intended that academic superiority not be the sole criterion in awarding these scholarships.
Cap grew up in Concord and graduated from CCHS. As a young man he attended MIT and later enlisted in the Navy in during World War II, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He became a Lieutenant Colonel and served in the South Pacific, working on the construction of such things as troop barracks and bridges. When he returned from the service, he started his own building contracting business.
His company was very highly regarded, and it constructed many significant properties, including the Gropius House in Lincoln, designed by world-famous architect and founder of the Bauhaus movement, Walter Gropius.
Cap was both very generous and very committed to the community of Concord. He gave to many charities and is even today one of the largest benefactors to date of Emerson Hospital. He felt education was vitally important, and he strongly believed in giving the community’s youth a good education. He provided internship opportunities for many local students from MIT and Harvard who were interested in getting practical experience while in college and in launching their careers