The Charles R. Zimmerman Library
Who was Mr. Zimmerman?
According to the Severn School Newsletter in Fall of 1985, Mr. Charles R. Zimmerman, class of 1925, donated over $68,000 to the school. At the time, it was the largest single contribution in Severn School history. In honor of such a generous contribution, the decision was made to name the new media center after Mr. Zimmerman. "Mr. Zimmerman was the first student to graduate from Severn's four-year program and was the first president of its Student Council. He was an outstanding athlete and captained both the football and wrestling teams during his student days. He also lettered in baseball and in 1983 was inducted into the Severn Athletic Hall of Fame.
For 38 years, Mr. Zimmerman was associated with Bethlehem Steel. Upon completion of his career with that company, Mr. Zimmerman retired to Florida." Thanks to Mr. Zimmerman's generosity, generations of Severn students have enjoyed the resources of the Zimmerman Library.