Established in 2019 by Lexi Eagles, Upper School English teacher (1988-2002), and her husband John Eagles, to honor their children Duncan Brown ’92 and Gavin Brown ’96. Duncan, who passed away in 2010, was talented in visual arts, and Gavin in music. This fund supports an Upper School student with promise in the Arts.
Former English Teacher Lexi Eagles and her husband John Eagles have established a new endowment fund inspired by the experiences she and her sons had at Greenhill School. “Greenhill is never far from my thoughts,” she said. “I started when Phil Foote was Head of School and I was blessed to work with such Greenhill Legends as Christine Eastus, Dan Kasten, Sue Roman, Ray Buchanan, and Tom Perryman – a group of colleagues unmatched in their wisdom, humor, and (for me) mentorship. My sons were also indelibly touched by their Greenhill experiences. Duncan grew as an artist under the exceptional guidance of Marilu Gruben; Gavin played trumpet in all the school musicals, and grew as a thinker and writer in Dan Kasten’s classes.”
Wanting to turn their gratitude for Greenhill into a dynamic presence, John and Lexi decided to create a fund that would enable others to have similar experiences.
Lexi, John, Duncan, and Gavin truly lived Greenhill’s philosophy, balancing experiences in the arts, academics and athletics. Lexi and John attended so many basketball games they were given “12th Man” shirts to wear. One snapshot shows them with Coach Herman Card and the team, holding an SPC Championship trophy.
“The lifelong friendships we have found at Greenhill are irreplaceable,” Lexi says. She is still in touch with many of her former students and their families, and many of Gavin’s best friends hail from Greenhill. He even met his wife at a classmate’s wedding.
Thank you, Lexi and John, for connecting Greenhill’s past and future, touching the lives of so many students with this gift.