Concord Academy Milestones

Below is a timeline of school milestones from 1922 to today, interspersed with philanthropic milestones.

Timeline

2018
June 6

April 22, 1922

Seven local parents gather to incorporate Concord Academy.
June 6

1947

A 25th-anniversary drive is held with a goal of raising $25,000. Gifts will raise teachers’ salaries and swell the scholarship fund.
June 6

1954

A family anonymously contributes $50,000 to start the endowment and also help to pay to complete the construction of the Middle School.
June 6

1958

A deCAde campaign launches with a goal of $1.5 million to be raised over 10 years. In three phases, the campaign will support a new dining hall and infirmary, a renovation of residential houses, and a new science and art building. The school hosts a day-long session on December 16, 1958, referred to as D Day, to explain the campaign and its three phases.
June 6

1955

Concord Chapel
Elizabeth B. Hall purchases the Chapel for the school with her own funds. A small group of faculty and students then brings the building from New Hampshire to Concord.
June 6

1966

A new campaign, Steps for Quality, is announced, to raise $1.25 million by the end of the 1966 – 1967 school year.
June 6

1977

The Student-Faculty Center, or Stu-Fac, as it is now called, is completed.
June 6

1984

A Campaign for Concord Academy launches with a goal of raising $4 million over three years. Three-fourths of this revenue will go straight toward endowment, and the rest will fund the construction of a space for a library, new athletic fields, and handicap accessibility. Trustees contribute $1 million to launch the campaign. That same month, the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is dedicated.
June 6

1992

The Math and Arts Center (MAC) is completed, thanks to the first $1 million gift to the school, received in 1991.
June 6

1987

J. Josephine Tucker Library
The J. Josephine Tucker Library is completed in the upstairs of the Middle School, a space student leaders deemed an eligible solution in 1982 at a retreat on Squam Lake.
June 6

1997

A $26 million capital campaign is announced with a priority to establish a new community and athletic center for students.
June 6

1996

The school celebrates its 75th anniversary, as the Financial Aid Fund exceeds $1 million.
June 6

2004

The Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is renovated and rededicated to better serve the needs of the CA community.
June 6

1999

Student Health and Athletic CenterThe Student Health and Athletic Center (SHAC) is funded by the capital campaign.
June 6

2012

Thanks to the generosity of a small group of benefactors, the Moriarty Athletic Campus opens on CA’s 90th anniversary. Hundreds gather to celebrate the milestone.
June 6

2007

A mile from CA’s main campus, the Arena Farms property is purchased by a benefactor in support of the school’s vision to create athletic fields of comparable quality to student interests and talents.
June 6

2016

The CA Labs building opens, fully funded as one of the core initiatives of the create + innovate effort.
June 6

2014

The Board of Trustees launches create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy with a $32 million goal to support 5 strategic initiatives.
June 6

CENTENNIAL & BEYOND

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