Head of School Lee Hark and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce Greenhill School’s newest inducted Lifetime Trustee, E. Pierce Marshall, Jr. ’86.
Pierce’s heartfelt devotion to and influence in the Greenhill community are noteworthy. He was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2017 and has served Greenhill for almost 25 years, initially joining the Board in 1996, and later assuming leadership roles of Audit Committee Chair, Development Committee Co-Chair, and Chair of Greenhill’s largest capital campaign to date, the Building Community Campaign, which raised $54.5 million. Currently, he serves on the Campus and Facilities task force for the 2020 Strategic Plan and is Co-Chair of the Architectural Selection Committee for a future Science & Innovation Building.
Throughout the Building Community Campaign, Pierce dedicated himself to fulfilling the vision of our founder, Bernard Fulton, and completing the master planning on the east side of our campus. He immersed himself in the process – interviewing architects, visiting other performance spaces around the country, negotiating contracts, constantly interacting with the general contractor, and personally contacting potential donors. Pierce, his family (daughter Megan Marshall ’16 is a senior at Pomona College), and his family’s foundation (the Marshall Heritage Foundation) are credited with the leadership gift of the campaign and the single largest gift in Greenhill’s history.
At the grand opening of the Marshall Family Performing Arts Center in 2016, Pierce said, “We are fortunate to now have a place where our students can truly discover their passions and talents, beyond their strict pursuit of academic excellence. I am thrilled that we have created these incredible facilities to match our students' remarkable artistic capabilities, both in the near term and far into the future.”
In 2017, when he received the Distinguished Alumni Award, then-Alumni Board President Michael Waldman ’98 said, “Pierce exhibits integrity and a demonstrated commitment through an interest in bettering the lives of Greenhill students for decades to come. His deeds and actions reflect the importance of his education, pride, and loyalty to Greenhill.”
“Pierce has always credited Greenhill with playing a pivotal role in his life,” shared Lifetime Trustee Rusty Jaggers. “His selfless commitment to his alma mater demonstrates his love of the school and his desire to ensure that the Greenhill experience endures for generations to come.”
Lifetime Trustee Molly Fulton Seeligson ’60, joins Rusty in confirming Pierce’s dedication to Greenhill. She said, “Pierce’s leadership has shaped Greenhill for decades by reaffirming the mission of the school’s founders, my parents, Bernard and Helen Fulton. And, like my parents, he is always looking ahead to make sure that we are preparing our students for the future. This combination of leadership and vision will serve him well as a Lifetime Trustee.”
The Greenhill community is incredibly grateful for the contributions Pierce has made to the campus, the culture, and the opportunities for students for decades to come.
We are also pleased to welcome four new Board members for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more about them here