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.
Please see below for a description of the capital campaigns that the Cannon Community has supported over the past ten years. Each project provides an enhanced experience for our students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors. We are grateful to our families for their support.
For information about our current capital projects, please contact Todd Hartung, Director of Advancement.
In August of 2019, Cannon School celebrated the grand opening of its new middle school addition and technology center, the result of its $3.8 million Imagine Tomorrow Campaign.
The two-story middle school addition encompasses 23,000 square feet and includes flexible classroom spaces, a library, science labs and common areas built for collaboration.
The technology space includes a makerspace, digital media lab, fabrication studio and media production studio.
In 2019, Cannon completed the Hill Grimmett Multi-purpose Athletic Center. The flexible, 5,000 square-foot facility provides space for many teams and activities, including:
- Cannon wrestling
- Middle School recess
- Cheerleading practice
- Batting cages and pitching spaces
- Turf speed and agility training
- Sports practices in inclement weather
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.
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.
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.
In the summer of 2011, Cannon School added a new front entrance, providing a warm welcome to Cannon families and visitors.
Now a favorite place on campus, Gay's Ready Garden was created in 2010 in honor of Mrs. Gay Roberts and her unwavering commitment to education and the children of Cannon School. She served as a teacher, coach, and Head of Lower School from 1976 - 2010, and lived the School's Core Values daily. The Garden offers outdoor study and collaborative gathering spaces for students of all ages.
The Tysinger Family's lead gift helped pave the way for the running track in 2008.
Five families contributed gifts at the leadership level of $100,000 each to make the addition possible.
Your gift enriches the Cannon experience for every student by providing updated and expanded student programs in each division and by providing professional development opportunities for our talented faculty and staff.
The Corporate Partnership program offers businesses multiple ways to reach the Cannon School community and beyond while supporting the school’s enduring commitment to educational excellence.
Cannon School’s endowment builds the foundation for long- term stability and success.
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