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Enhancing Our Common Ground
The Campaign for Holland Hall

2013 - 2018


Begun with ambitious goals to promote student and faculty excellence, ensure the financial future of the school, and transform Holland Hall’s physical campus, the Enhancing Our Common Ground campaign surpassed its $50 million goal.

The Common Ground campaign had four priorities: A new dining hall and wellness center, additional endowments for student financial aid and faculty support and recognition, support for the Holland Hall Annual Fund and new campus special projects, and the procurement of new planned gifts.

Common Ground Campaign Totals 
Tandy Building: $21M
Endowments: $13M
Annual Fund & Special Projects: $8.7M
Planned Gifts: $8.5M
Total Raised: $51.2M

The A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center and the Chapman Green

Designed to be an integral part of the Holland Hall campus and community, the Tandy offers first class student wellness and dining facilities. In addition to a servery and dining hall for Middle and Upper School students and faculty, the Tandy houses the Dutch Zone spiritwear store, the Hall of Honor, the Common Grounds coffee shop, a full fitness floor, a training and rehabilitation center, new locker rooms for students and adults, coaches’ offices, and multiple conference rooms for meetings of all sizes and purposes.

Student and Faculty Endowments 

Nearly $13 million was added to Holland Hall’s endowment funds during the campaign. Endowment funds were donated primarily in support of student financial aid and faculty professional development and recognition, and include the Frank and Betty Ward Financial Aid Endowment, the Nelson Family Endowment, the Judith ’57 and Jean ’29 Pape Adams Master Teacher Chair in the Arts, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching, donated by Kathleen S. Craft in honor of her son, JW Craft, and his family.

Annual Fund and Special Projects

Over the duration of the campaign, nearly $9 million was raised in contributions to the Holland Hall Fund, the school’s most important annual fundraiser, and through donor-funded projects. A startup wrestling program, a greenhouse for Primary School science curricula, a golf practice facility, STEM resources for the Middle School, and golf carts for use by admissions and the field hockey program are some examples of the many special projects that were funded and completed during the Enhancing Our Common Ground campaign.

Planned Giving

An important component of the Common Ground campaign for its long term impact on the financial stability of the school, the Planned Giving initiative resulted in $8.5 million in legacy gifts to Holland Hall. The James and Leta Chapman Bequest Society, which recognizes those who have made planned gifts to Holland Hall, welcomed almost twenty new members during the campaign. 

We are grateful for our Common Ground campaign donors.

For more information about supporting Holland Hall through an annual contribution, an endowment, or an estate gift, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Amy England at 918-879-4709 or

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