Investing in arts, innovation and community

Collegiate School is pleased to announce we have succesfully completed the $500,000 matching grant challenge from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond, Virginia.

A Community Challenge

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, Collegiate raised the necessary funds to meet and exceed the challenge grant goal enabling us to complete the McFall Hall renovation and begin the Oates Theater expansion. 

“We are so grateful to the Collegiate community for supporting these important capital projects. Thank you.”

— Kristen Williams, Chief Development Officer


The Oates Theater in the Hershey Center for the Arts is undergoing a beautiful renovation and expansion. The interior will be dramatically redesigned to better accommodate our students and faculty and updated with the latest technology in lighting and audio.


The completion of renovations for McFall Hall, our Middle and Upper School cafeteria, offers a central anchor point for our campus, healthier eating environment and breakout spaces for student/faculty use during off hours.


The enhancement of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curriculum will include a dedicated innovation space, enabling our students to better explore this multifaceted area of study with focus and flexibility.

You’re invited

to leave a lasting legacy at Collegiate School.

Honor or remember a loved one or celebrate your own experience at Collegiate by sponsoring a seat in Oates Theater. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of everyday life at Collegiate for many years to come. We hope you will consider becoming a part of the exciting journey ahead.

An Enduring Partnership

Established in 1988, The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation helps support a variety of philanthropic purposes, from the arts to historic preservation to fundamental community needs. We are grateful to partner with The Foundation on this challenge grant, which provides critical momentum to important capital projects that enhance our student-centered environment and solidify our reputation as an innovative, forward-thinking leader in the Richmond community.

To learn more or make a gift, please contact: Kristen Williams, Chief Development Officer, at 804.741.9722 or