The Campaign for Grymes

Campaign for Grymes
Over $10M raised toward $12M milestone for Phase I 84%

Building for the Next 75 - A Bold Vision

Arts & Athletic Center

Spacious, versatile, and timeless design vital to the needs of Grymes and the broader community

  • Supports established theater, music, and art programs currently in limited or shared space.
  • Nourishes time-honored traditions focused on character, leadership, and public speaking.
  • Expands space for daily physical education classes and essential athletic programs.
  • Provides venue for dynamic summer camps for youth in the region.
  • Enables greater engagement with local organizations through athletic, cultural, and community events.


Make an impact with a gift to the campaign.

Honoring Legacies and Building Our Future

Leave your mark today on the Grymes of tomorrow.

We invite you to make an impactful gift that honors a visionary Grymes leader, or establishes your own family legacy.

Please contact us today to begin a conversation about your role in shaping the future of Grymes. We look forward to partnering with you as we Build for the Next 75!

The Campaign for Grymes: Building for the Next 75
Campaign Cabinet

Campaign Co-Chairs

Philip Strange 

Philip Thornton P’26 

Randy Merrick ’69, P’03,’08

Honorary Co-Chairs

Tom Bond P’81,’86,’92

Jim Collins P’09,’11

Betty Gardner GP’07,’11

Campaign Executives

Jonathan Brand P‘22,’23,’25,’27,’30

Franklin Daniels P‘19

Page Sullenberger P’84,‘88, GP’16,‘19

Campaign Cabinet

Pat Barnhardt, P ’97,‘00

Jonathan Brand,

Arthur Bryant ’79, P’05,‘08,‘14

 Franklin Daniels, P’19

Pam Hudson, P’03,‘06

Betty Long, GP’26,‘31

Randy Merrick ’69, P’03,’08

Andrew & Kim Oliver,

 Peter & Peggy Rice,
P’83,‘85,‘93, GP’23,‘27

Molly Seeley ’05

Frazier & Meghan Stowers, P’32

Philip Strange

Page Sullenberger,
P’84,‘88, GP’16,‘19

Philip & Kelly Thornton, P’26

Campaign Update Fall 2023

Center for the Arts is Named!

A recent $1 million campaign gift was made to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Penny Work. The Grymes Board of Trustees will name the soon-to-be renovated school auditorium The Penny Work Center for the Arts, to honor her leadership and legacy as the eleventh Head of School at Grymes.

Contact us today for more information.

Jonathan Brand
Head of School

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