Student Center Campaign

The Student Center Campaign was launched in October 2018 to raise funds for renovating and expanding the three aging buildings that serve as the intellectual and residential heart of the American School: Loring Hall, the Annex, and West House. This transformative project will increase housing capacity, reduce energy consumption, add state-of-the-art features and technology, and bring the buildings up to the latest technical standards—all while preserving the complex’s historical appearance.

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The Student Center will remain the place where members of the community gather for meals, tea, ouzo hour, holiday celebrations, and lectures—a source of lifelong professional and personal relationships that characterize the collegial and intellectually vibrant atmosphere of the School. This modernized setting will enhance that experience and will meet the needs of the School community well into the future.

The goal of the Student Center campaign is $9.4 million, inclusive of a maintenance endowment. Thanks to generous supporters, $7.7 million has been raised to date. The new Student Center is expected to open in June 2021.

To learn more about how you can support this historic initiative, please contact Nancy Savaides, Director of Stewardship and Engagement, at nsavaides@ascsa.org or 609-454-6810. Naming opportunities for a variety of spaces in the Student Center are still available. Donors can choose from a wide range of gift levels to name a room or area in honor of themselves, an American School scholar, or a family member, friend, or group. Please click the links below to view the nameable spaces and options that remain:

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October 28, 2020

Trustees Name Room in Honor of John Wesley Gilbert

First African American student of the American School to be honored with a bedroom in the renovated Student Center.

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October 7, 2020

Students and Friends Name Evelyn B. Harrison Room in New Student Center

Distinguished art historian and teacher to be honored with a bedroom in the renovated Loring Hall.

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September 30, 2020

Greg Lavender Names John McKesson Camp II Salonaki in New Student Center

Longtime Director of the School’s Athenian Agora Excavations to be honored with room in renovated Loring Hall.

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Partner with Others to Name Rooms in Honor of the Following Scholars and Groups