Annual Report 2020-2021

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Letter from David Gunnarson, President of the Board


Dear Friends,

This past year was certainly filled with adversity. The physical health of the students became paramount and measures had to be put in place to ensure the wellness of our community. But I am humbled by the accomplishments Marshall was able to achieve in the middle of the global pandemic. The pandemic challenged our students, faculty, and staff to become nimble and resilient. They rose to the occasion and created a safe educational environment that supported social, emotional and academic learning.

My fellow donors also played a role in the accomplishments. As a result of your generosity last year, Marshall was able to respond to the many pandemic-related needs of the Hilltopper community. They provided emergency financial assistance for families through the Community Fund. They gave tuition assistance through scholarships. They made technology access available to every student and teacher through the Annual Fund.

With the help of these donors, Marshall was also able to continue what it has always done best – create a community where students feel they belong. When students feel accepted, they are more willing to take risks and try new things. It is through that growth that students develop the creativity, perseverance, and ingenuity that helps make successful adults. Last year was no different – Marshall’s faculty and staff continued to mentor and support all students and 59 seniors graduated in the spring, prepared to take the next step in their life’s journey. 

As I look to the year ahead, I am filled with optimism. Under the leadership of our new Head of School, Jamie Steckart, Marshall is poised to take even greater risks to improve educational opportunities in the Twin Ports and create a place of belonging. I hope you will continue to partner with us in that endeavor.

With gratitude,

David Gunnarson
President, Board of Trustees

Annual Report 2020-2021

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