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Inspire Campaign Updates and News


We did it!

We are incredibly grateful to the entire Graland Country Day Schoool community for coming together to raise over $10.5 million during the Inspire Campaign to fund the Faculty Compensation Endowment. 

Click below to view our Campaign Celebration Report

Gifts to the Inspire Campaign have already gone to work.

Beginning with the 2019-20 teacher contracts, every lead and specials teacher received a significant salary increase as we transitioned to a new compensation structure designed to motivate their collaboration, innovation and campus leadership. The Inspire endowment will ensure we can continue to fund an extraordinary teaching staff that brings a higher level of excellence to our program.

Inspire News

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  • Closing a Campaign, Continuing to Inspire

    In celebration, Graland would like to announce the close of the Inspire Campaign and the $10.5 million endowment that was created, due to the generosity of the 332 donors, to benefit the heart of Graland: its teachers. 
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  • Inspire Campaign Update: Impact on Graland

    By Josh Cobb, Head of School
    When we launched the Inspire Campaign several years ago, we had no idea how much the values embedded in the sphere system--innovation, collaboration, and leadership--would be needed in the last twelve months. We also didn’t realize how important it would be to fully value our educators and honor the importance of their craft. We are deeply grateful to those who have provided philanthropic support. To follow is an update on the campaign’s impact on Graland.
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  • Community Demonstrates its Belief in Graland’s Teachers

    By Jessica Goski, Director of Development
    Launched last year, the Inspire Campaign is a $12 million endowment campaign dedicated to funding an innovative faculty compensation structure that rewards teachers for their contributions in the classroom, as well as their impact in advancing Graland’s program. As we continue toward our funding goal, here is a bit more about the significance of this endowment.
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  • Inspire Campaign: Investing in Faculty, Impacting Students

    By Jessica Goski, Director of Development
    In February, Josh Cobb was proud to announce the Inspire Campaign, a $12 million endowment campaign dedicated to funding a new faculty compensation structure that rewards teachers for their contributions in the classroom, as well as their impact in advancing Graland’s program.
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  • Task Force Tackles Faculty Compensation Redesign

    By Mimi McMann, Associate Director of Communications
    The 2019-20 faculty will be the first to be compensated based on Graland’s new salary structure, pioneered over the past two years by a dedicated task force of teachers and administrators.
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Thank You Inspire Donors!

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  • 332

    donors made a gift to the Inspire Campaign

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  • $10.5

    million total dollars raised

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  • 700

    students impacted each year

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.