An illustration shows the planned Frank R. Sanchez & Hope and Dana E. Fender Center for Innovation at The Bolles School. | Jacksonville Daily RecordAn illustration shows the planned Frank R. Sanchez & Hope and Dana E. Fender Center for Innovation at The Bolles School. | Jacksonville Daily Record

$5 million gift helps Bolles build Center for Innovation

Published on December 1, 2023 at 3:37 pm

Dr. Dana Fender and his wife, Hope, have committed to match a $5 million gift from Frank Sanchez to build the Center for Innovation on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus.

The school said the 47,000-square-foot, three-story building is the most expansive construction undertaking on the San Jose Campus property since the building now known as Bolles Hall was constructed as the San Jose Hotel in 1925.

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“The Center for Innovation is a work of both art and engineering, but like all campus structures, it exists to support the learning that happens within its footprint,” Tyler Hodges, Bolles president and head of school, said in a news release.

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