Campbell Hall Grandparents
By Ron Burns
Let me first paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson on the subject of success: "To leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived." I have had those words on my wall for the past 40 years, a constant reminder of why I am, we are, here. To my wife, Sally, and me, it has meant the opportunity to help make a difference for our children, for their children and for the institutions we know are making a difference for good.
Campbell Hall is just that. Committed first to the development of character in a diverse social environment with a unique focus on its "community of inquiry." We have seen this working on our 3rd grade granddaughter Campbell Keith, as she blossoms with a love of science, reading, charity and the world outside. How amazingly worthwhile all this is.
Campbell Hall celebrated its 75th year in 2019, full to the brim with exciting plans for expanding environmental, scholarship, science and athletics programs and facilities, all with ambitious and bold objectives.
And that, my friend, is where we come in. We have the opportunity to ensure that all this takes place in the next 75 years as part of a very important and timely initiative called The Planned Giving Appeal, which asks us to "take our place amongst the founders of our future." Sally and I have done so with a planned giving pledge as part of our estate plan, a simple, yet meaningful contribution. We ask you to join us and hundreds of caring families to help secure the future for Campbell Hall. Then as Ralph Waldo said, "This is to have succeeded."