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A B OVE A L L E LSE

COURAGE

HONOR

TRUTH

A C A M PA I G N F O R B R U N S W I C K

SUMMARY REPORT TO THE SCHOOL COMMUNIT Y


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Above all else, this is a wonderful story.

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The words tell a tale of new beginnings,

bright futures, and transformative results — brimming with dramatic moments, decisive figures, and distinguishing themes. The chapters possess a clarity of vision rooted in a longstanding mission of preparing young men for life — a life colored in Brown & Gold and defined by Courage, Honor, Truth. It’s a Brunswick School story, after all — and can be written in no other way. ABOVE ALL ELSE: COURAGE, HONOR, TRUTH   1


THE STORY BEGAN IN THE FALL OF 2012 — at the School’s Annual

Dinner & Meeting — when Chairman of the Board Sanjeev K. Mehra announced Brunswick would embark on a $100-million capital campaign to preserve and strengthen its founding mission. “This will be the largest fundraising effort in our history and one of enormous import to the future of the School,” said the father of four Brunswick boys. Headmaster Thomas W. Philip underscored the importance of investing to adapt Brunswick’s educational program to the challenges of life in a more complex and global society. “The reality is that over the last 110 years, the world has changed enormously,” he said. “The challenge of teaching Courage, Honor, and Truth is so much greater than it has ever been. And that makes it more important than it’s ever been. “We want to move further still,” he said. “We want to adapt to the world in which our boys are now living. “That’s what we can do in this campaign: To emphasize — all the time, in every situation, for our boys, from small to large, as they learn and grow — that, above all else, Courage, Honor, and Truth will define them now and as young men and leaders in the future. In 2012, 110 years into the wonderful story that is Brunswick, I really believe we’ve come to a transformative moment,” Philip said.

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“We’re now at a moment where we can bring Brunswick to the next level.” Thomas D. O’Malley, Jr., an alumnus and father of three Brunswick boys, and Michael A. Troy, father of two Brunswick boys, stepped up to lead the Campaign — called “Above All Else: Courage, Honor, Truth” — in an effort that would, no doubt, enhance the educational experience for all Brunswick boys of then and now. “It’s a special alchemy that takes place here,” they said. “And that’s why we’ve come together. Our purpose, as the title ‘Above All Else . . .’ suggests, is to make it possible for Brunswick to continue to take this recipe and turn it into gold for our sons and for those who will follow in their footsteps.” At its core, the Campaign focused on three central funding objectives: Attracting and retaining the very best faculty; enriching the academic experience for all students; and reinforcing the distinctive attributes of a Brunswick education.

With $42 million in gifts and pledges secured during the Campaign’s “quiet phase,” the Brunswick community was off and running toward its monumental goal. And it would race across the finish line in record time.

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Our Most Profound Gratitude We began the very ambitious work of the “Above All Else: Courage, Honor, Truth” Capital Campaign in September 2012, announcing a goal of raising $100 million — the largest-ever campaign in the history of Brunswick School, and amongst the largest campaigns for schools of our kind in the country. Early on, we increased the goal by $4 million to fund an additional and very important project — and we hoped to wrap up our efforts in five years, the standard time frame for successful campaigns. Fortunately, thanks to the incredible generosity of the Brunswick community, we’re exceptionally pleased to report that, a full year ahead of schedule, we’ve achieved and surpassed our goal, having raised a final total of $106.5 million in support of “Above All Else: Courage, Honor, Truth.” To those of you who have supported our Campaign — to the many parents, alumni, and friends — on behalf of all of us at Brunswick, we want to offer a profound and resounding thank you! In these pages, we detail the many achievements resulting from this transformative Campaign — all of the ways in which Brunswick is so much better today because of your generosity. Together, we’ve come a long way during the past four years! And, as we have, our core strength has continued to grow and our focus hasn’t wavered. Thank you so much for all you’ve done and continue to do for our boys and for Brunswick School. MICHAEL A. TROY (P ’12, ’14) Campaign Co-Chair

THOMAS D. O’MALLEY, JR. ’85 (P ’12, ’15, ’21)

Campaign Co-Chair

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Attracting & Retaining the Very Best Faculty ▶▶ The Brunswick Faculty Institute, a

key initiative

Headmaster Philip added, “The Faculty Institute

of the Campaign, was created thanks to a generous

is truly unique to Brunswick. We’re so proud of our

senior gift from the Class of 2013 and a $500,000

faculty. We need to make sure we build into their

gift from an anonymous donor. Under the leadership

cycle of experience opportunities for updating and

of co-directors Brendan Gilsenan and Sue Das, the

renewing enthusiasm for their craft.”

Institute convenes each spring, just after school ends, for three days of renewal and enrichment.

▶▶ The Class of 2015 Senior Fund — Distinguished

Faculty participate in the Institute on a four-year

Visiting Lecturers, a unique and vanguard program

rotating schedule — with an initial pilot program

that strengthens the Brunswick faculty’s power and

and three subsequent rotations having already been

expertise by bringing the leading experts in the world

completed.

of teaching to our school — has served to enhance

The objective? To give teachers the exceedingly

the Institute. Senior Fund Committee Co-chairs

rare opportunity: Time to reflect on their craft.

Stephen and Gina Pate Pierce (P ’15, ’19) and Gregory

Faculty also have time to connect with colleagues

and Dana Rogers (P ’15, ’18) led the fundraising charge

from across Brunswick, carve out time to hear what’s

for the initiative.

happening in classrooms at every level, and enjoy time to digest information. “We all know how hard Brunswick faculty work,” said

The Institute welcomed its first speaker, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, in November 2015. Dr. Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the

Nancy Better (P ’11, ’13), who co-chaired the 2013 Senior

Positive Psychology Center at UPenn, delivered a

Class Gift with Philip F. Pierce (P ’10, ’13, ’18). “They

lecture with Q&A on topics such as neuroscience,

teach, they coach, they advise. There isn’t a lot of time

creativity and the brain, and stimulating students’

in the academic calendar to pursue their enrichment.”

imaginations inside the classroom.

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Brunswick School Falco Rowing Center THE BRUNSWICK ROWING TEAM

now has a state-of-the-art boathouse to call home, thanks to the generosity and commitment of parents, past parents, alumni, and friends who wanted to provide Brunswick’s rowing team with a facility reflecting its great level of achievement. “There’s so much about rowing that’s consistent with Brunswick: The incredible dedication, the steadfast commitment, and the leadership and teamwork of bringing boats in and out of the water,” Headmaster Philip noted at dedication festivities. Located at 91 River Road, on the banks of the Mianus River, the 10,000-squarefoot facility is sited on a .55-acre lot.

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▶▶ The “Going the Extra Mile” in Excellence in

Teaching Awards were established in the spring of

Inaugural winners were Jean Dobbs, Anthony Fischetti, and Dana Montanez.

2016 through the generosity of an anonymous family as part of the Campaign. The awards, in the form of a

▶▶ In 2012, the School lagged far behind its peer

financial stipend, will be given annually to a member

independent schools in the number and level of

of the faculty in each division who is viewed by his or

endowed funds in support of its faculty — particularly

her peers, and the award’s Executive Committee, as

in the cornerstone area of endowed faculty chairs.

one who has gone above and beyond standard levels

Honoring and ensuring excellence in teaching,

of the profession, exceeding expectations in having a

faculty chairs at top-tier independent schools,

positive impact on students.

colleges, and universities are endowments

“We’re exceptionally grateful to the family

permanently underwriting the salaries of key

who endowed the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ Awards,”

faculty positions. Brunswick, however, had only four

Philip said. “At Brunswick, ‘going the extra mile’

partially funded faculty chairs, far fewer than its

is a community ethic. For all of us, it’s really

most distinguished peers. Making progress toward

inspirational.”

endowing additional faculty chairs, enhancing our

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ability to recruit and retain the most exceptional

▶▶ The 2014 Senior Gift Committee focused its

teachers, is key to the core mission of the School —

efforts on fulfilling one of the Campaign’s key goals

and to the success of the Campaign.

— to raise funds for creation of additional faculty

To begin this quest, the parents of two alumni stepped forward with an anonymous gift of $2 million

housing. James F. Bell (P ’14, ’16, ’17, ’21) and Lisa Heffernan

to endow a Faculty Chair in History, Brunswick’s

(P ’14) co-chaired the efforts to raise at least $1

first fully endowed teaching position.

million toward construction of a complex of seven

And, through the exceptional generosity of two other leading benefactors, Brunswick endowed Upper School faculty chairs for heads of the chairs of the Mathematics and Science departments.

two-bedroom units on Sherwood Place for faculty and interns — a project estimated to cost $2.3 million. “Brunswick’s faculty members serve as outstanding role models for students, and teachers

“I feel so privileged that someone has recognized

living on or near campus have greater opportunities

the work of our department and has chosen to support

to contribute to school life as coaches and mentors

us in such a generous way,” said Mathematics Chair

and in many other capacities beyond the classroom,”

Michael Allwood. “This has inspired me to aim for even

they said. “Brunswick’s commitment to increasing

higher standards in our teaching of the subject.”

faculty housing not only helps the School to attract

Science Chair Dana Montanez is equally

and retain the very best teachers but also works to

grateful. “This outstanding gift will increase science

maximize their interaction with our sons. Faculty

opportunities and electives available to our boys as

residents took occupancy in September 2014.

well as help to expand and improve the pedagogy amongst our already excellent science faculty,” she

▶▶ With a goal of raising $1 million,

said. “It’s a gift that will have an impact on the entire

Gift Committee continued the quest to address

department as well as on many, many Upper School

the critical need of faculty housing. Co-chaired by

students for years to come.”

David and Kim Salomon (P ’16), Scott and Lisa Stuart

the 2016 Senior

(P ’12, ’16), and Jeannie and Jeff Rose (P ’16), the Committee raised funds for the acquisition of a single-family home on Northfield Street. “The greatest impact on our sons has come from their daily interaction with such an outstanding and dedicated faculty,” the co-chairs said. “We’re so pleased to honor them in this way.” A Brunswick faculty member and his family of four took residency in their new home in January 2015.

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FACULTY EXCELLENCE

The Brunswick Faculty Institute SINCE ITS LAUNCH in 2013, the Brunswick Faculty Institute has given teachers the unique opportunity to share best practices, to reflect on their own teaching, and to learn from each other. As part of the year-long program, teachers engage in specific workshops and seminars that focus on a variety of relevant topics, including Neuroscience & Education, Technology in the Classroom, Interdisciplinary Lesson Planning, and The Art of Classroom Teaching.Â


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Enriching the Academic Experience for All Students ▶▶ A $10-million gift from a family with a long,

language and understanding of other people and

strong, and continuing interest in the School was

cultures.

announced in September 2013 by Board Chairman Sanjeev K. Mehra. “For this extraordinary and truly transformative gift, we are boundlessly thankful,” Mehra said. Headmaster Philip also expressed profound gratitude. “I’m deeply moved and enormously

FLIP enhances the Upper School Modern Language curriculum — which includes instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish — by offering study-abroad opportunities to every Upper School student regardless of financial need. The program is now fully endowed, thanks to

grateful,” Philip said. “In making this gift, the donor

the extraordinary generosity of ’Wick parents D. Ian

family has taken a really inspirational step to ensure

and Sonnet McKinnon (P ’18). “We believe there’s

Brunswick is secure and that the quality of its

no substitute for such programs to really learn a

programs will grow even stronger in the years ahead.”

language,” said Mr. McKinnon, a Brunswick trustee.

In making the gift, the family seeks permanently to “raise the bar” for Brunswick, inspiring the strongest

As of this past summer, 53 Brunswick students have participated in the program.

and broadest possible school community support for excellence in its educational programs.

▶▶ The Brunswick Parents' Association — through

tireless effort and dedication — raised $1 million ▶▶ “McKinnon Foreign Language Immersion (FLIP):

to establish the BPA STEM Endowment Fund.

Key to Global Citizenship” ensures that every

This endowed fund generates income to enhance

Brunswick boy has access to the kinds of powerful

Brunswick’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and

experiences that can help foster fluency in a foreign

Mathematics programs — and enables Brunswick

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The Brunswick STEM Endowment/Initiative FROM THE ONSET of their science experience, students are engaged in hands-on science. Through interactive, investigative study, students learn to use the scientific method to answer questions and to further develop skills in scientific ABOVE ALL ELSE observation, data collection, analysis, and the drawing of OBJECTIVE conclusions. Students are provided with STUDENT opportunities to explore EXPERIENCE their own scientific interests through a wide offering of science electives and independent studies. Brunswick now has:

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•  Eight new science faculty members •  Facilities: Outdoor Classroom (LS), Maker Space (MS), Research Lab and Engineering Shop (US) •  MS and US Robotics Teams •  Advanced Science Electives: Science Research, Astrophysics, Sustainability, and Thermodynamics

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to unite and build on current initiatives, adding

a greater understanding of the rights, privileges, and

integrated STEM programs to the curriculum at all

duties of American citizenship.

levels. “STEM education offers students much more

In December 2015, British historian and biographer Andrew Roberts — Lehrman Institute

than just a seat at the table of innovation,” said Dana

Distinguished Fellow at the New York Historical

Montanez, chair of the Science department. “The

Society and Visiting Professor at the War Studies

field provides opportunities to be a hero in a world

Department at King’s College, London — visited

that sorely needs them.”

Brunswick to share his historical expertise on

A beautifully designed STEM laboratory and

Winston Churchill.

adjacent workroom opened in the fall of 2014, bolstering efforts to increase STEM course offerings

▶▶ The Goergen Foundation, formed in 1986 by

and to allow for more variety in students’ research

Robert B. and Pamela M. Goergen, parents of

projects.

Robert B. Goergen, Jr. ’88 and Todd A. Goergen ’90, generously stepped forward to help fill a gap in

▶▶ The Louise Lehrman Visiting Senior Fellowship,

financial aid, renewing a $250,000 matching gift to

engaging experts in American History to visit

provide scholarships to boys of moderate family

Brunswick, was established in 2013 by a gift from the

means for the next five years.

Lehrman Institute. The Fellowship instills in students

The gift addressed a key goal of the Campaign —

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The Brunswick Trust THE BRUNSWICK TRUST: Enduring Excellence in Character and Leadership Education was launched in 2015 to articulate and strengthen the School’s commitment to its long-standing core values of Courage, Honor, Truth. The program’s continuing goals are to solidify and strengthen founding initiatives. Firstyear activities included:

•  Faculty Development: “Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms” and Gardner Carney Leadership Institute •  Character Continuum: Tool for effective, productive feedback and conversation between faculty and students •  All Student/Parent/Faculty Summer Reading: Boys in the Boat (2015), Endurance (2016) •  Outdoor Leadership Week at Camp Dudley

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to provide greater financial assistance to more middle-income families. Rising demand for aid — financial aid assistance has tripled in the last decade to $5 million — has left families of moderate means struggling to consider Brunswick a viable option. Thanks to the renewed commitment from The Goergen Foundation, the gift of a Brunswick education will remain available to middle-income families who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Todd Goergen commented on his family’s gift: “In renewing its multiyear grant for middle-income students, The Goergen Foundation addresses a gap as scholarship support expands at Brunswick, to assure that families across the income spectrum are able to consider a Brunswick education for their children.” ▶▶ Family and friends of Bess Hubbard, longtime

independent education, over and above tuition,

Assistant to the Headmaster and parent of two

which deserving scholarship students and their

Brunswick alumni, established the Bess Hubbard

families are often challenged to cover.

Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2013. The Fund provides tuition assistance to deserving families of Brunswick staff.

“Although not a complete solution, establishment of an endowed ‘Extras’ fund is a solid and worthy step ahead — significant progress in addressing a concern

“Bess was a woman of foresight, purpose, and

that has become a permanent fixture in the challenge

determination — loved and admired by so many who

of maintaining our school’s socio-economic diversity,”

knew her,” Headmaster Philip said. “We miss her

Headmaster Philip said.

every day — and this Fund represents a small way to honor her memory.”

“That diversity is a critical part of the educational experience for all of the boys of Brunswick. As we prepare boys and young men for

▶▶ Established in 2015 by the Brunswick Parents’

life, it is our obligation and continuing goal to show

Association, the BPA “Extras” Fund helps to cover

the strongest possible commitment to diversity of

the additional and often substantial expenses of

all sorts.”

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Reinforcing the Distinctive Attributes of a Brunswick Education IN TODAY’S GLOBAL and complex world, Brunswick

Middle School English teacher Kate Duennebier

must remain on the forefront of educating and

has spearheaded leadership of the hallmark program

shaping aspiring leaders of the greatest character.

— aptly named The Brunswick Trust: Enduring Excellence in Character and Leadership Education.

▶▶ The Brunswick Trust was established in 2015 to

It centers on eight areas of involvement, including

ensure the consistency, continuity, and excellence of

role modeling, curricular initiatives, personal

all of our school’s character and leadership programs

experiences, diversity, and student and faculty

for generations to come.

assessments.

Donors to the “Above All Else” Campaign

Faculty members have been solicited to form

specifically designated more than $5 million in gifts

committees in each school division. Small groups

to launch this initiative.

have attended the Gardner Carney Leadership

“Brunswick is known now as a school celebrated

Institute in Fountain Valley, Colo., during the last

for character,” Headmaster Philip said. “We are

two summers. And all have taken Coursera’s online

continuing on this same course.

class “Teaching Character and Creating Positive

“There are things we’ve always been doing that we’ll keep doing. There are things we’re adding

Classrooms.” In addition, 14 Upper School boys participated in

that are in line with that, and there will be a larger

the inaugural Outdoor Leadership Program at Camp

structure around it all that will support us and

Dudley in January 2015.

our boys as we focus on character and leadership education.”

“As a school, we should all feel really good about it,” Philip concluded, “because it shows how much

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The Mehra Natatorium IN NOVEMBER 2014 , Brunswick’s Mehra Natatorium, named to honor the family of Board Chairman Sanjeev K. Mehra (P ’10, ’12, ’13, ’20), played host to the New England Prep School Water Polo Championship — with the Bruins emerging as the tournament victors in only their fifth year of competition. Facts and figures about the Natatorium include:

•  7' to 11' 2": Diving Well with two one-meter boards and eight lanes for swimming •  A 20' x 60' (width of pool) section of pool floor rests on pistons, allowing it to be raised and lowered to create an even depth for water polo, and a shallow end for learn-to-swim classes. •  The building enjoys a geothermal envelope that remains at a constant 55 degrees, insulated from extremes in temperature. •  Three sides and even the roof are fully protected from the elements, while the roof is topped by a turf field. 20  SUMMARY REPORT TO THE BRUNSWICK SCHOOL COMMUNITY


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character and leadership mean to us. It will have — and already has had — a significant impact on each one of our boys.”

constructing an indoor pool on Edwards Campus. The state-of-the-art facility, an $18 million priority of the Campaign, opened its doors in August 2014. It has since been named the Mehra Natatorium.

▶▶ Five years ago, developing its new strategic

The partially underground building — cut into

plan, Brunswick identified a significant and pressing

a slope behind the Middle School — is home to

concern about its athletics program:

Brunswick’s water polo and swim teams, and allows

The School was running far short of teams and

for a wider spectrum of opportunities for Lower

facilities to meet the athletics demands of its student

and Middle School gym classes. Swim lessons and

body. Soccer fields overflowed. Basketball-team

lifeguard training have begun as well.

benches were packed with idle players waiting for a turn to get into the game. Even the 3rds hockey coach was, in fact, forced to make cuts. For a school long committed to education

Athletic Director Ron VanBelle underscored the facility’s benefits across all divisions. “To legitimize our water polo program and to enable us to build a swim program only enhances

stressing athletic participation and fitness, this raised

’Wick athletics and the opportunities offered to each

a red flag that needed to be addressed immediately.

one of our students,” VanBelle said.

With the year-round physical health of its boys

“And, as opportunities grow, more and more boys

as a top priority, Brunswick committed to expanding

will be exposed to the lessons unique to sports and

on-campus athletic and fitness opportunities by

competition. That’s the larger goal.”

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▶▶ Brunswick installed a

new turf field on Edwards Campus, in the summer of 2015, in an anticipated and scheduled replacement for the original artificial turf, installed in 2004. Manufactured in Italy, near Milan, the new playing surface, called GeoTurf, is a high-performance, lead-free product with an organic infill blend of coconut fiber, cork, and rice husk. Similar to natural grass — completely organic and chemical free — the infill provides ideal G-Max levels (shock absorption), superior foot stability, and low synthetic turf temperatures in the hottest of weather. In addition, the product is endorsed by the National Green Energy Council — exceeding

McKinnon Foreign Language Immersion Program PARTICIPANTS SCALED to a record high in the summer of 2016, as students traveled to and studied in China (1), France (3), Spain (11), Germany (1) and Argentina (1). Programs have had transformative effects on Brunswick boys, ABOVE ALL ELSE who return to campus with new linguistic OBJECTIVE skills and enhanced cultural competency. STUDENT New focuses of the EXPERIENCE program include:

•  Safety: Joined the Global Education Benchmark Group, partnering with International SOS to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, the safety of participants

its inception by Joseph Falco, the nascent program quickly grew in both excellence and prestige. With a squad of more than 55 boys in spring and fall programs, Brunswick rowing now ranks as one of

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the School’s largest sports. And excellence prevails: Brunswick’s team is perennially among the top crews in New England. Although Brunswick takes pride

in the excellence of most of its facilities, growth of its rowing program sped past the School’s ability to provide

•  Future Exchanges: Argentina and United Kingdom

an adequate boathouse.

•  FLIP Scholars: Note on transcript and year-end GPA bonus

endowment, support from a

In 2015, with a stronger lead group of crew donors,

the mandates for safety,

and landmark progress made

environmental compatibility, and

toward addressing initial

sustainability — and is used by a number of professional

Campaign goals, Brunswick’s Board of Trustees

organizations, including AC Milan and Ajax.

voted to add a new boathouse to the School’s list of

For Brunswick — and Athletic Director Ron VanBelle — the decision to move forward with Geo Plus was an easy one. “Our athletes’ safety is the program’s primary concern,” VanBelle said. “We can never take risks in that regard. “To identify a product that increases safety — and

immediate priorities. The project’s cost of $4 million was added to the initial $100 million Campaign goal. “As the program has grown in impressiveness and stature, the Trustees felt it was important to raise the caliber of the facility to be consistent with those of

performance, for that matter — we’d be making a

all other Brunswick sports,” said Campaign Co-Chair

mistake not to jump on it.”

Michael A. Troy (P ’12, ’14).

▶▶ In 1998, taking a decisive step toward securing

doesn’t cut it in modern-day rowing,” he said. “And

its place among the nation’s leading independent

our peer schools have already constructed facilities

schools, Brunswick established a rowing program.

that really support excellence in rowing.” The state-

Built on an exceptional foundation and coached from

of-the-art facility opened in the fall of 2016.

“Storing boats exposed to the elements just

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