GCDS Center for Public Good
To nourish our innate desire to make the world a better place,
To learn about society and its needs,
And to be inspired to take action.
Thinking beyond GCDS
Service to others has been core to a Greenwich Country Day School education since the school's founding. Our community cares deeply about the core values established in Tiger Pride and immersing students in the work of serving a larger community. In 2019, the GCDS Center for Public Good was established to secure and strengthen one of GCDS's most cherished traditions.
President George H.W. Bush, GCDS '37, Public Service Grant
President George H.W. Bush, GCDS Class of 1937, and Headmaster Adam Rohdie in 2009.
A lifetime of public service promoting peace, citizenship, service, and patriotism.
To support work in government, health and human services, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.
GCDS students Grades 6 - 12, Alumni in higher education
Jon Bates Environmental Stewardship Grant
Jon Bates, Upper School math teacher, coach, and longstanding leader in environmental efforts.
A deep, abiding, and joyful regard for our planet, guiding a lifetime of dedication to preserving the wonders of nature.
To support work in conservation efforts, environmental immersion experiences, research projects, and advocacy work.
GCDS students Grades 6 - 12, Alumni in higher education, Faculty and Staff
Jack Jepson Cultural Connections Grant
Jack Jepson, Upper School history teacher and coach, who has led educational international trips for ninth graders and their parents for more than 25 years.
The energetic, authentic, informed, and personal pursuit of understanding and engagement in other cultures.
To support student work and learning of cultures through immersion and exchange experiences.
GCDS students Grades 6 - 12
Pat Young Heart of Stanwich Grant
Pat Young, founding Headmistress of The Stanwich School, whose leadership and commitment to service has inspired faculty to share their "Stanwich Heart" across the globe.
A deeply held commitment to enabling teachers to share in the joy of service.
To support work in health and human services, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.
GCDS Faculty and Staff