The Wolf School dedicated our sensory courtyard to civic leader and philanthropist, Malcolm “Kim” G. Chace on November 9, 2017. Chace made the inaugural gift that sparked The Wolf School’s founding in 1999 and remained an active supporter throughout his life. To honor the tremendous impact the Chace family has had on The Wolf School, Liz Chace and Malcolm G. Chace Jr. were invited to join students, staff, friends and board members for the dedication.
At an All School Assembly, Wolf students presented Liz Chace and Malcolm G. Chace Jr. with notes they wrote to thank them for all of the wonderful contributions and support the Chace family has given to The Wolf School throughout the years. “My father loved the Wolf School, he supported the Wolf School, and I know that he’d have been really happy to see all you guys,” Malcolm G. Chace Jr. told the students.
Following the assembly, Head of School Anna Johnson dedicated the outdoor sensory courtyard to Malcolm “Kim” G. Chace, reflecting on the difference Kim Chace has made in the lives of so many. Although they could not be there, founding parents Andrew Wallerstein and Mary Sloane wrote a letter of gratitude read by Johnson. “It is safe to say we would not be standing right here today and that our hundreds of students would not have passed through the doors without him.”
“Kim’s involvement has come full circle with Malcolm,” Johnson added, explaining that Malcom G. Chace Jr. has continued in his father’s philanthropic spirit by pledging $160,000 toward The Wolf School’s K-2 Financial Aid Initiative. This initiative targets young children whose families can’t afford a Wolf education in order to prevent failure in early grades.
From providing The Wolf School with the ability to open its doors in 1999, to supporting new initiatives today that offer a Wolf School education to young Complex Learners, the Chace family has played a significant role in making The Wolf School what it is today.