he Key School finalized its purchase of the seventy acre parcel of land
formerly known as the Annapolis Golf Club on August 13, 2013. By
unanimous Board vote, the property was officially named The Key
School Fusco Athletic Park, honoring the generous and long-time
philanthropic support of current parents Kristin and Jack Fusco
and the Fusco Family Foundation. Kristin and Jack are parents of
two Key alumni, Anthony ’09 and Christopher ’10, and current
student Mark '19.
In addition to their significant financial support of Key’s
Endowment, Annual Fund and bricks and mortar endeavors
over the past seventeen years, the Fuscos provided early pivotal
commitment for the purchase of the Annapolis Roads property.
Without their unprecedented gift, combined with those of 25
other visionary donors, Key would not have been able to realize
the acquisition of this magnificent property.
Leading Key to this once in a lifetime juncture was parent and
former Board of Trustees president Wes Jones, who tirelessly
helped navigate this complex acquisition. His unwavering vision
and his boundless energy to pursue this dream on behalf of Key
have helped transform the face of our beloved school. Generous
donors and he have forever changed the legacy of Key School.
The most recent site development plan for Fusco Athletic Park
includes three athletic fields, eight tennis courts, a baseball
diamond, a 1.7 mile nature trail, a pool, and attendant support
structures including a maintenance facility. Approximately 44
acres will remain undisturbed. This plan represents an evolution
in the design resulting from input received from Anne Arundel
County’s zoning office, residents of Annapolis Roads, and Key’s
Buildings and Grounds Committee. Having received approval of the
preliminary site plan, Key is now moving forward with the County’s
review of the final site plan as well as with the procurement of the
necessary building and grading permits.
Enthusiasm grows as the School continues to envision the myriad
benefits of this historic acquisition. It is abundantly evident that by
supporting Key’s athletic, outdoor and environmental programs,
the Fusco Athletic Park will serve Key students in Pre-Kindergarten
through grade twelve for many generations to come.