Congratulations to E. Pierce Marshall, Jr., who was recently named Lifetime Trustee to Addison-based Greenhill School. Head of School Lee Hark and the Board of Trustees announced this newest inductee, class of 1986, in a recent press release.
“Pierce has always credited Greenhill with playing a pivotal role in his life,” shared Lifetime Trustee Rusty Jaggers in the release. “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 in the release, “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.”
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 and Innovation Building.
Throughout the Building Community Campaign, Pierce dedicated himself to fulfilling the vision of Greenhill founder, Bernard Fulton, and completing the master planning on the east side of 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.”
According to a statement from the school, 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.”
Greenhill School is located at 4141 Spring Valley Road in Addison. Founded in 1950, this co-ed, independent day school serves over 1,300 students in PreK-12th grade. It provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that involves the integration of academic, artistic, athletic and social service in a positive and open atmosphere. It is located on 75 acres in Addison that consists of 15 buildings, including a full athletic complex, library and state-of-the-art Marshall Family Performing Arts Center. The school’s mission is to foster a diverse community of learners that strives for excellence; values individuality; fosters a passion for learning; promotes the balanced development of mind, body and character; encourages service and instills a respect for others. According to its website, “Our school is a dynamic blend of cultures, backgrounds and genders, and we appreciate the unique gifts of each member of our community. Our faculty purposefully integrates the art of civil discourse into daily learning, teaching students how to converse with honor, respect and compassion.”
Congratulations Pierce on this incredible honor!