Campaign News

Finney-Greene Scholars program honors lasting legacies

Redmond C. S. Finney and William Greene were visionary educators whose prescience and influence transformed Gilman. Finney, a Gilman class of 1947 graduate and longtime faculty member who served as headmaster from 1968 until 1992, is largely considered as one of the primary architects of integration at Gilman. In one of his early appointments as headmaster, he hired William Greene, Gilman’s first African-American faculty member.

The Timothy Holley, Jr. ’77 Athletic Directorship

Tim Holley was a top-notch pitcher and outfielder at Gilman back in the day. Jon Jacobson recalls fondly, however, that his upperclassman teammate did have a penchant for wild pitches. As one of the many who “feared for their lives” at batting practice with Tim on the mound, Jon delights in the oft-told story of a young slugger who was afraid to go up to bat against Tim. “Stand on the plate,” Tim’s catcher is said to have advised. “He’ll never hit you.

Endowed Faculty Chair Created in Memory of Ruth Williams

Robert F. Greenhill ’54 and his late wife Gayle honored the life and influence of one of Gilman’s most inspiring teachers, role models, outstanding educators, and trailblazers, Ruth Weaver Williams, with a $2 million leadership gift to First Things First, which will establish an endowed faculty chair.

First Thing First Campaign Launches

Gilman celebrated the official launch of First Things First: Endowing Gilman’s Promise and People on Saturday, October 7. This comprehensive capital campaign will strengthen Gilman's leadership legacy by giving talented boys access to the School and guiding them to excellent colleges and lives of purpose; attracting and supporting gifted faculty; and providing the programs that allow every boy to discover and develop the best in himself.

Click the blue title above to see photographs and video from the kickoff event.