Concord Academy Milestones
Below is a timeline of school milestones from 1922 to today, interspersed with philanthropic milestones.
A 25th-anniversary drive is held with a goal of raising $25,000. Gifts will raise teachers’ salaries and swell the scholarship fund.
A family anonymously contributes $50,000 to start the endowment and also help to pay to complete the construction of the Middle School.
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.
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.
A new campaign, Steps for Quality, is announced, to raise $1.25 million by the end of the 1966 – 1967 school year.
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.
The Math and Arts Center (MAC) is completed, thanks to the first $1 million gift to the school, received in 1991.
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.
A $26 million capital campaign is announced with a priority to establish a new community and athletic center for students.
The school celebrates its 75th anniversary, as the Financial Aid Fund exceeds $1 million.
The Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is renovated and rededicated to better serve the needs of the CA community.
The Student Health and Athletic Center (SHAC) is funded by the capital campaign.
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.
The Board of Trustees launches create + innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy with a $32 million goal to support 5 strategic initiatives.
CENTENNIAL & BEYOND
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