School NewsSep 29, 2022

updated Oct 20, 2022

Be Bold Campaign Launches

$75 million initiative in support of girls’ and women’s leadership marks the 125th anniversary of Miss Hall’s School

Aligned with our strategic priorities — innovative programs, inclusive and joyful community, faculty growth and collaboration, and a shared commitment to the common good — Miss Hall’s School has embarked on an ambitious, $75 million fundraising campaign.

The Be Bold Campaign has already raised $65 million in support of girls’ and women’s leadership, teaching excellence, and improvements to the School’s historic campus. It sets the stage for the next 125 years of Miss Hall’s.

About the Campaign

Bold gifts have already had a game-changing impact on our beautiful, 80-acre campus:

Academics

  • Built Linn Hall, our state-of-the-art STEM facility
  • Created a dedicated Department of Engineering and Technology Innovation
  • Developed a dynamic curriculum of 80+ foundational, elective, and Hallmark courses
  • Renovated Thompson Humanities Wing
  • Improved Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center

Student Life

  • Established Dean of Equity and Inclusion position
  • Built New Residence Hall
  • Renovated Margaret Witherspoon Hall
  • Invested in historic preservation of our Main Building

Athletics

  • Established Class of ’57 NCAA soccer and lacrosse Field

Be Bold makes possible transformative teaching and learning for the next generation of global changemakers:

  • Continuously reimagining girl-centered education
  • Evolving our Horizons service learning and leadership program
  • Investing in talented and diverse faculty
  • Increasing tuition support to make a Miss Hall’s education available to students of all backgrounds.

In a global society faced with international crises such as inequality, healthcare, and climate change, we know that women leaders must play a crucial role. By developing the next generation of global citizens, we are doing our part to increase the diverse representation of leaders who have the ability to tackle these challenges equitably and with empathy.

Head of School

The world needs more bold women leaders

Be Bold Tour

During the course of the next year, school leaders and Trustees will host important discussions around the globe to lay the groundwork for a bold new Strategic Design for Miss Hall’s School. These intentional, essential conversations — not your typical cocktail parties — are about connection and visioning for our next 125 years.

Coming to a city near YOU

In the coming months, we will be everywhere! We're excited to convene think tank-style gatherings in the following cities AND in a location near you.

Aspen, CO
Atlanta, GA
Berkeley, CA
Big Timber, MT
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlottesville, VA
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Cooperstown, NY
Darien, CT
Finger Lakes, NY
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
Madison, WI
Miami, FL
Naples, FL
City TBD, NJ
New York, NY
Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Richmond, VA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Santa Fe, NM
Sarasota, FL
Seattle, WA
Sebastopol, CA
Tampa, FL
Tucson, AZ
Washington, DC
Vero Beach, FL

Celebrating Boldness

On September 24, 2022, Miss Hall’s graduates from across six decades gathered with donors, friends, and strategic partners at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the launch of the Be Bold Campaign. The gala was hosted by Emeritus Trustees Jacquie Mars ’57 and Robin Woods ’58.

Taking its title from Alicia Eggert's neon and steel artwork, the Renwick’s exhibition, “This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World,” sparked essential conversations among Be Bold Gala guests about the leadership needed to create change.

Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, gave a powerful keynote address about bold women’s leadership. MHS School President Cherish Buxton ’23 and Vice President Viola Quiles ’23 brought down the house with inspiring remarks about what boldness means to them.

Viola ’23 on Boldness

Cherish ’23 has the final word