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GDS Founder Henry Isaacson Receives Legacy Award 

GDS Founder Henry Isaacson Receives Legacy Award 

Henry Isaacson, one of the founders of Greensboro Day School, has been honored with the Triad Business Journal’s Legacy Award. This award honors a person who has contributed to the economic well-being of the Triad through real estate development, finance, and planning. In an award ceremony on November 8, Mr. Isaacson was recognized for his pivotal role in supporting the development of the Piedmont Triad International Airport as well as for his other work in economic development in the Triad.

Mr. Isaacson is the father of GDS graduates Gail Isaacson Bernstein ’76 and Carol Isaacson Basile ’79, and the grandfather of GDS graduates Charlie Bernstein ’04, Katherine Bernstein ’10, Drew Basile ’08, Elle Basile ’09, and Marco Basile ’13.

“The success that the Triad is witnessing today with the growth of Honda Aircraft Co. and others, and the recruitment of Boom Supersonic and Marshall Aerospace, can be traced back to Henry Isaacson’s advocacy and leadership,” said Triad Business Journal President and Publisher Mark Gendle. “He has truly influenced the economic and real estate landscapes for the better, making him a worthy recipient of this honor.”

“Every year on Founders Day, we express gratitude for the school community that came about through the vision of our founders,” said Head of School Dr. Tracie Catlett. “I am proud that a full table of GDS school leadership and friends was on hand at the award ceremony to support Mr. Isaacson in person and to express our gratitude for his pivotal role in the founding of Greensboro Day School.”

photo by Triad Business Journal / Julie Knight