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Tilton school alumnus gives $1.3M gift

The Tilton School has received a $1.3 million gift from an alumnus.

The gift from J. Christopher Burch will be used to construct an artificial turf field.

Burch, Class of 1972, was active on the soccer, hockey, skiing and tennis teams; as a member of the chess and pingpong clubs; and as a writer for The Tiltonian, the school newspaper. He also served on the board of trustees from 1982 to 1985.

Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a firm with offices in New York City and Shanghai, China, the co-founder of Tory Burch LLC and the founder of C. Wonder.

The Associated Press

As much as Chris's monetary gift is appreciated by this Tilton alumnus the money could be better spent on a new dining room, faculty housing, or further endowment funding. The 2012 Tilton School football team was 1-7 and gave up 50 points per game. Athletic success is only one part of school life and should not be the focal point of any prep education. Other funds usage for more vital school needs should have been considered.

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