CBHS welcomed Tracy and Ted McCourtney (CBHS ’56) to help dedicate the new McCourtney Hall Student Counseling Offices.
Having expanded the services and staffing of the CBHS Counseling Department over the years, CBHS was in desperate need of a facility that reflected the value the institution places on helping students through its counseling services.
Msgr. John McArthur, AFSC, CBHS Chaplain, blessed and dedicated the building Jan. 30 in a short ceremony attended by the McCourtneys, alumni, CBHS administration, counseling and advancement staff, board members, friends, and benefactors.
Ted McCourtney spoke briefly of his family’s ties to Christian Brothers and how three of his four children are heavily involved in education and counseling. “There continues to be a great need for counseling than ever before with students facing many different pressures in life,” he said. “This highlights how important the work that CBHS counselors do every day with young people.”
Ted is a member of the CBHS Hall of Fame and has been recognized by the CBHS Alumni Association as a Distinguished Alumnus.
McCourtney is a general partner of Saw Mill Partners, a private investment partnership in Katonah, New York. He previously served as managing general partner of Venrock Associates, a venture capital firm that manages investments for the Rockefeller family and other limited partners. An emeritus member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, McCourtney earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Notre Dame, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, then earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
Tracy McCourtney earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Pennsylvania State University and, following graduation, served as a social worker assisting foster children in New York City.
“As benefactors of CBHS, Ted and Tracy have made transformational philanthropic investments in the school over the years” said Ken Kimble, CBHS Advancement Officer. “Ted has never lost touch with his Memphis roots and we’re delighted that they remain passionate about supporting our mission to deliver college preparatory education in the Catholic and Lasallian traditions of the Christian Brothers.”