Southfield School will dedicate the Mary Sherman McCord Library in a ceremony Thursday.
Southfield School will celebrate the latest phase of its “Opening New Doors” campus construction project Thursday at 12:30 p.m. with the dedication of The Mary Sherman McCord Library.
Southfield will host a lunch and ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the four McCord brothers as they dedicate the new library space to their mother, Mary Sherman McCord. The McCord family has been longtime supporters of the school and will be attending from their home base of Houston, Texas.
The mission of the Opening New Doors capital campaign for Southfield School is to “create new spaces to support our high standards in program and faculty, to enhance the learning environment for every student, and to advance the program to embrace the newest opportunities in the future of education,” according to a news release.
The plan has been designed to be accomplished within a fundraising goal of $6 million. The plan involves construction and renovation for new parking, preschool and arts & science buildings, renovation for the middle school art studio, library story center, and quadrangle landscaping. The last major campus campaigns were completed in 2003, with a new middle school building, and 2005, with the Margaret Shaffer Dickson Theater. All construction for the Opening New Doors campaign will be finished for the 2015-16 school year.