Capital Gifts

A capital gift is used to increase or improve permanent assets, such as the school’s facilities. As opposed to gifts that support operating expenses, capital gifts to Harpeth Hall represent an investment in the school's future. Customarily, a capital gift is more substantial than and given in addition to an Annual Fund contribution.

Previous Capital Campaigns

The Next Step Campaign began in 2009 and concluded in 2014 raising $35.6 million. Major milestones of The Next Step Campaign included:

  • Constructed of the 60,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center
  • Raised over $10 million for endowment, 72% of which went to financial aid endowment
  • Acquired all of the remaining Johnstone Court properties and closed the street
  • Acquired a three-acre property on Hobbs Road, bringing the campus to approximately 44 acres
  • Raised over $1 million for the Annual Fund each year of the campaign


The Campaign for Harpeth Hall from 2000 to 2005 raised $44.1 million. Major milestones of The Campaign for Harpeth Hall included:

  • Constructed the Ann Scott Carell Library
  • Constructed the Dugan Davis Track and Soccer Complex
  • Constructed the Patton Visual Arts Center
  • Constructed the Daugh W. Smith Middle School
  • Renovated Jack C. Massey Center for Mathematics and Science
  • Renovated George N. Bullard Gymnasium
  • Renovated Frances Bond Davis Theatre
  • Renovated Marnie Sheridan Gallery
  • Renovated Souby Hall
  • Doubled endowment to over $21 million
  • Raised $1 million each year for the Annual Fund during the five-year campaign

For more information, contact Director of Advancement Susan Moll at moll@harpethhall.org or 615-346-0087.