Latin School of Chicago

The Challenge

Planning for the school’s future, members of the Latin community envisioned ways in which the school could take advantage of Chicago’s resources.

To make this vision a reality, The Latin School determined that it would need to make capital improvements, grow its endowment, and create cutting-edge creative programming for students.

These initiatives would require $100 million in funding—more than five times the amount Latin had raised a few years earlier in the school’s first-ever comprehensive campaign.

The Process

Campbell & Company and The Latin School determined that the first step toward realizing the school’s vision would be to plan and implement a $50 million campaign, which would be among the largest in the country for an independent day school serving grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

With the firm’s guidance, the school established campaign priorities, including construction of a new, separate middle school, as well as some endowment and programmatic support.

“Campbell & Company has helped us see what’s possible. Now we’re building on the success of this effort to propel Latin into the future.”

-Shelley Greenwood, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Latin School of Chicago

The Impact

The Latin School has received over $20 million in seven-figure gifts to the successful campaign, which is in its final phase. In early 2006, the school broke ground and began construction of its new, state-of-the-art middle school, with occupancy slated for fall 2007.

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