Baltimore, MD – An anonymous alumnus has donated $1 million to Calvert Hall College High School to create a scholarship endowment to support students engaged in the arts.
“Our benefactor is directly investing in the lives of our students,” said Brother John Kane, FSC, Ed.D., Calvert Hall College President. “This remarkable gift has given us the momentum to begin the quiet phase of a transformational campaign to support our core mission – providing a comprehensive education to a diverse student body. At Calvert Hall we believe in educating the whole person, and this includes far more than the academic subjects,” added Kane. “This gift reinforces Calvert Hall’s strong commitment to the arts.”
Calvert Hall offers a comprehensive arts program. There are four instrumental ensembles including the four-time national marching band champions, four vocal music ensembles, and a prominent theatre program and visual arts. Brian Ecton, director of instrumental music and fine arts shared, “This generous gift allows for students to partake in our renowned arts program. Some of the area’s most talented students will benefit greatly from this generous gift.”
Joe Baker ‘76, director of advancement, added “This magnificent commitment is from an alumnus who has experienced personally the significant impact of the arts on a student’s development.”
In addition to program support, Calvert Hall is seeking gifts for endowed faculty chairs, professional faculty and staff development, and the annual fund.