The Odyssey School in Baltimore County, an institution that serves children with dyslexia and other learning differences, received a $5 million matching donation, its largest single gift.
The James F. Knott family made the donation to the independent school, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The funds will go toward building a cafeteria on campus as well as meeting spaces and classrooms.
James F. Knott Jr. is an Odyssey trustee and parent.
“This is truly a transformative gift for The Odyssey School,” said Odyssey head Martha Sweeney in a news release. “In making this gift, the Knott family is demonstrating their commitment to making certain that the Odyssey’s facilities reflect our dynamic and vibrant school community and foster an environment where our incredible teachers can do what they do best — meet students where they are and build their confidence, competence, and love of learning.”