The James Marran Grants

James Marran
James Marran

Go to our Stories of Impact page to learn about programs and initiatives supported by The James Marran Grants.

Renamed to honor James Marran—a longtime teacher, friend, and mentor whose deep commitment to New Trier spanned decades and thousands of students—the grants program has been providing private funding since 2004 for unique and innovative educational opportunities that are beyond the reach of the District 203 budget.

The Foundation partners with teachers and staff to identify exceptional learning experiences that can be brought into the classrooms or take place beyond the school setting. These programs support the core academics, electives, extracurriculars, athletics, and faculty initiatives. Both our school motto and the New Trier 2030 Strategic Plan guide our work to approve thousands of dollars in grants every cycle.

Private donations to the Foundation make all these possible.