Generous $5 Million Gift from the Belk and Pilon Family
The John and Claudia Belk Upper School Learning Center is made possible by a gift from the John M. Belk family, MC Belk Pilon '92 and Jeff Pilon '92 of more than $5 million toward capital, endowment, and the Country Day Fund. MC and Jeff also created an endowed scholarship fund to provide access to a Country Day education for talented and well-rounded ninth-twelfth grade students in our community.
In choosing the name for the Upper School Learning Center, MC and Jeff Pilon sought to honor the work of John and Claudia Belk. The new Upper School Learning Center is a current advancement of his life long effort to leave things better for those that will come in the future. John Belk once said,
"The more you do for mankind, the better you'll like your life. Whether it's a company or a city or state, you've got to leave it better for the next generation."