News From the Alumni Association

New Membership Levels Introduced

A message from co-presidents, Mary-Jane Beavers '73 and Joe Franks '78

In May, the Alumni Association Board voted to create a tier of annual membership categories to help stimulate giving from our alumni and friends of Grimsley. We have always had an annual membership of $25.00 and many people choose to give more than that. What we have come to find over the years is that people often equate a one time gift with lifetime membership.

Organizations have always tried to find creative ways of marketing their membership/donation structure. Our Board felt that by creating two additional categories related to the equivalent of monthly donations, this would be a way to motivate folks to give at different levels. In addition to the base membership, a Sustainer Membership will be introduced for $60.00 per year.Folks, this is basically the cost of a cup of coffee, $5.00, per month. When put that way, there are many alumni and friends of Grimsley that will find this appealing. The creation of the Whirlie Society, for an annual donation of $240.00 (or above), comes out to $20.00 per month. This is equivalent to what many organizations solicit from individuals for various charities throughout the country.

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Auditorium Renovation Fundraiser Continues

The renovation project for historic Chance-Cousins Auditorium is an ongoing effort by the Assocaiton. We have not yet reached our goal of $250,000. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

You can still make a donation online here, or by you can use the mail-in form available here. We appreciate your support!

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar

More information about reunions can be found on our Reunions page.
  • October 14th
    The class of 1997 will hold their reunion at the SpeakEasy Tavern, in Greensboro, from 7PM - 2:00AM. Visit https://www.payit2.com/event/96237 for more information. You can also find more details on FaceBook: Grimsley c/o ’97 - 20th Reunion.
  • October 25th
    The Class of 1952 will hold a luncheon on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at the Golden Corral on Lawndale Drive. For more information contact: Jean Maulden (336-632-1933) or Bob Laughon (614-861-0490).
  • October 27th
    Grimsley/Page Football Game
  • October 27th
    Grimsley/Page Rivalry Golf Tournament at Bryan Park. Registration begins at 8:30AM with shotgun start at 10:00. For more information visit: pagegrimsleygolf.com
  • October 28th: The class of 1977 will hold their 40th reunion at the Elks Club, in Greensboro, starting at 7PM. For more information vist our reunions page at: whirlies.com/reunioninfo
  • October 28th: The class of 1987 will hold their reunion at Limelight, in Greensboro, from 6:30PM - 2:AM. Visit this link for more information or contact Keith Brown at 336-812-3630.
  • October 28th: If your 2017 reunion is the last weekend in October, we hope you'll include KISER'S 60th BIRTHDAY in your plans. From 10-12 on Saturday, 10/28, reunite at the school with former classmates, teachers, and friends. Enjoy food, tours, and a memorabilia display. Contact kiseralumni@gmail.com for more information.

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