Holland Hall Announces Major Gift Benefiting Athletic Facilities

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

Holland Hall is proud to announce a $905,000 major gift from the Hardesty Family Foundation for the installation of an artificial field turf and renovation of the façade and signage of the school’s stadium bleachers. The stadium will be renamed Hardesty Field.

“Without question, this major gift will have an outstanding impact on Holland Hall and its students,” said Richard Hart, Holland Hall’s Chief Administrative Officer. “The new field turf and stadium renovations made possible by the Hardesty Family Foundation will provide immediate benefits not just for our football teams, but also for our soccer teams, other outdoor athletic teams, and physical education classes for all grades.”

The project will begin the first of May 2012 with completion scheduled for the first of August 2012. The school has contracted with Hellas Construction Company from Austin, Texas to install the turf. This project is part of the school’s master plan.

“We at Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. support the Holland Hall athletic project because of our love for education and literacy,” said Michelle Hardesty, Executive Director of the Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. “It is our primary mission to partner with Tulsa organizations that promote the wellbeing of our youth. We value the youth of today as the promise of the future. It is through complete personal development of community service, family, education, health and fitness that children thrive. We believe that Holland Hall does a superior job in all of these areas in formulating our youth to pave the way for our city’s future.”

The Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. has been a supporter of Holland Hall’s financial aid program in the past and hope that this project will serve as an impetus for other future campus advancements. Established in 2005 by F. Roger Hardesty and his wife Donna J. Hardesty, the foundation provides support for nonprofit organizations and addresses a broad spectrum of issues and problems in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

“We look forward to working with the Hardesty Family Foundation,” said Richard Hart.

Founded in 1922, Holland Hall is an Episcopal affiliated day school providing a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in rigorous liberal arts with a college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. Holland Hall seeks to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility. Holland Hall is located on a 162-acre campus at 5666 E. 81st Street in south Tulsa.