Heartfelt thanks to Paul and MC McEvoy, parents of Carolyn McEvoy Galligan ’06, for providing a great boost to the Innovation Campaign with their leadership pledge of $500,000. Ursuline is truly a family school for the McEvoys who represent three generations that include mothers, daughters, cousins and aunts. We were thrilled to have had several members of the extended McEvoy family on campus on September 16, 2019 to offer our gratitude and to toast to the future of The Ursuline School.
Their generous commitment to the Innovation Campaign has earned the McEvoys naming rights to the iconic Ursuline School arch over the steps to North Avenue as well as to the lawn in front of the South Building.
President Eileen Davidson hopes that, “All those who walk through the McEvoy Family Arch will be inspired by Paul and MC’s dedication to the Ursuline motto of Serviam – I will serve. The McEvoys share their gifts of time, talent and treasure with many. We are grateful and humbled to be among the organizations that they support so enthusiastically.”
Pictured here under the McEvoy Family Arch are, in front left to right, Julie McEvoy Balloch '80, Susie MacNamee McEvoy '48, Linda McEvoy Maloney '79, and, in back from the left, Betsy McEvoy Molisani '69, Carolyn McEvoy Galligan '06, MC McEvoy P'06, Paul McEvoy P'06.
The McEvoy Family Lawn will continue to be the site of wonderful Ursuline traditions such as Ring Day, Graduation line-up, and Reunion.
Proud alumna Carolyn ’06 wants it to be a happy place where students can relax and socialize. “Ursuline laid the foundation for my friendships, faith, work ethic and sense of service. You know that every girl who walks through those doors will shine bright and make the world a greater place. The traditions and values remain the same, but the school keeps getting better and better!”
The McEvoy's generous pledge provides further momentum to the Innovation Campaign that will build new spaces on the Ursuline campus in line with 21st century learning approaches, improve general campus functionality, and incorporate new security features.
Groundbreaking was celebrated in June 2019. Construction during Summer 2019 involved preparation of the grounds, excavation and forming.
The hum of machinery pierced the air as the old lobby was demolished and excavation took place - but not before the seal from the front lobby, the engraved pavers on the JB Commons, and the senior path were very carefully safeguarded.
The new footprint of Ursuline has begun to take shape! New active learning spaces and gathering places will enhance the campus.
To learn more about the construction or to join the Innovation Campaign effort, please go to www.tusinnovationcampaign.org