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"Why I Give"
Frank and Capers Grimball epitomize what it is to be a “Porter-Gaud family.” Frank and his three older brothers all attended P-G, with Frank graduating in ’76 as a member of the inaugurating class of the Twelve Year Society. All three of their children, Heyward ’06, Harrison ’08 and Frances ’11, graduated from Porter-Gaud, and Capers actively served on the Parents Guild, ultimately as President from 2007-2008 when Harrison was a senior and Frances was a freshman. As an alumnus, Frank is most grateful to Porter-Gaud for the solid academic curriculum, the opportunity to develop leadership skills and the lifelong friendships he has developed with his classmates, teachers and administrators. His participation in student government while a student at P-G proved fertile training ground – Frank has held several leadership positions throughout his career, currently serving as Senior Warden of the Vestry at St. Michael’s Church, President of the South Carolina Society of the Cincinnati, and Steward of the South Carolina Society. As mother of three very different children, Capers was drawn to P-G because of the tremendous opportunities for any student to “find their voice,” whether it be in academics, the arts, athletics, spiritual life, community service – the opportunity to thrive is here for every child. The Grimballs have been loyal supporters of the 1867 Society, Porter-Gaud’s Annual Fund, for more than 20 years.