Cannon School's campus has been built by generations of families who have invested in the future of our school. Capital campaigns benefit Cannon students by providing new facilities, large campus improvements, and endowment support.
Recent Capital Campaigns
Building Bright Futures
From 2012-2014, more than 400 families, friends, alumni, faculty, and staff raised more than $7.4 million for the Building Bright Futures Campaign. Together, the Cannon community created new opportunities for Cannon’s artists, athletes, and scholars with six construction projects including the Cannon Performing Arts Center, Andrews Strength Training and Conditioning Center, the Randy Marion Family Field House, enhanced locker spaces and coaches’ offices, the Central Green, and an expanded Middle School. Construction was completed in 2015.
Randy Marion Field
Cannon's turf field, completed in 2015, adds a professional look to Cannon's athletic area, saves the school funds for field maintenance, allows for use in different weather conditions, and expands the ability of all students to use the field for athletic events and PE classes. The new field is named in honor of Randy Marion Sr., who contributed a lead gift to this project.
Dining Hall Expansion
The Dining Hall expansion, completed in 2015, added an additional 175 seats and provided a covered, open air seating area. Every Cannon student will enjoy a more reasonable lunch break, and our teachers will have more time to be creative with their classroom schedules.
The Rush Zone
In gratitude for his gift of inspiring Middle School students to find joy in learning who they are both inside and outside the classroom, the Cannon School community dedicated The Rush Zone to Dr. Matthew J. Rush, Head of Middle School and Assistant Head of School from 2008-2014. The Rush Zone includes a basketball shooting court, GaGa ring, retention walls, landscaping, and an entrance to the Middle School wing.
In the summer of 2011, Cannon School added a new front entrance, providing a warm welcome to Cannon families and visitors.