Heritage Hall News


Lauren Roth, Director of Communications
Heritage Hall president Aaron Fetrow and the School’s Board of Trustees hosted a reception September 12 in recognition of the School’s  leadership-level donors. Attending donors were the first to hear an announcement about a $2M matching gift to launch the first phase of a capital campaign for the construction of a Lower School gymnasium on the north side of campus.

More than 60 leadership donors gathered in the Lower School gymnasium to view architectural renderings of the proposed location and features of a new gymnasium, the Mingee Family Gymnasium, which will be constructed as a FEMA-approved storm safety shelter, rated to withstand an EF-5 tornado and spacious enough to accommodate all students, staff, and campus visitors quickly. Leo and Lauren Mingee, of Edmond, issued the matching challenge to meet their gift of $2M for the project.
“The safety of our students and employees inspired us to launch this exciting campaign with the construction of the gymnasium because of its potential use as a storm shelter for our entire campus,” noted Heritage Hall president Aaron Fetrow. “The consistent growth in our Lower School enrollment points to the importance of beginning there, as well,” Fetrow added. 
As a multi-functional, regulation-sized gymnasium, complete with locker rooms, spectator seating, and scoreboards, the new gym’s square footage will be twice the footage of the Lower School’s existing gymnasium. The new gym will provide better year-round utility for indoor recess during inclement weather, after-school activities, campus events, and athletic events.  
“We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Mingee family whose lead gift officially launches an exciting campaign for our new gymnasium and storm shelter,” noted Heritage Hall Director of Development Jenifer Standish.
To support or to learn more about Heritage Hall’s capital campaign for a new Lower School, visit heritagehall.com/support or contact Jenifer Standish, Director of Development, at jstandish@heritagehall.com.
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