Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event

 

GCDS Center for Public Good

CPG's Mission

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.

CPG Grants

President George H.W. Bush, GCDS '37, Public Service Grant

President George HW Bush and Adam Rohdie
President George H.W. Bush, GCDS Class of 1937, and Headmaster Adam Rohdie in 2009.
Guiding Legacy

A lifetime of public service promoting peace, citizenship, service, and patriotism.

Purpose

To support work in government, health and human services, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.

Applicants

GCDS students Grades 6 - 12, Alumni in higher education

Jon Bates Environmental Stewardship Grant

Jon Bates
Jon Bates, Upper School math teacher, coach, and longstanding leader in environmental efforts.
Guiding Legacy

A deep, abiding, and joyful regard for our planet, guiding a lifetime of dedication to preserving the wonders of nature.

Purpose

To support work in conservation efforts, environmental immersion experiences, research projects, and advocacy work.

Applicants

GCDS students Grades 6 - 12, Alumni in higher education, Faculty and Staff

Jack Jepson Cultural Connections Grant

Jack Jepson
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.
Guiding Legacy

The energetic, authentic, informed, and personal pursuit of understanding and engagement in other cultures.

Purpose

To support student work and learning of cultures through immersion and exchange experiences. Recipients will document/share their experiences with GCDS peers.

Applicants

GCDS students Grades 6 - 12

Pat Young Heart of Stanwich Grant

Pat Young
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.
Guiding Legacy

A deeply held commitment to enabling teachers to share in the joy of service.

Purpose

To support work in health and human services, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.

Applicants

GCDS Faculty and Staff

Rise Against Hunger
YSOP
Cooking at YSOP
Repairing Accessible Trails
Repairing Accessible Trails
YSOP
Volunteering at YSOP
Ice Bucket Challenge
Ice Bucket Challenge
GCDS Walkathon
GCDS Walkathon

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.

Jen Donnalley

Jen Donnalley
Director of Center for Public Good
jen.donnalley@gcds.net

Videos

Rise Against Hunger Video

 

Kenya Service Trip Video
 

 

Walkathon & Ice Bucket Challenge

 

Haiti Walkabout Foundation