Hardwick Caldwell III ’66 has served on many prestigious boards. But perhaps the one closest to his heart is the McCallie School Board of Trustees.
Hacker, as he is known, was his alma mater’s Chairman of the Board from 2010-13. He has been a member of McCallie’s trustees for all but two years since 1993.
For his service to the school, Mr. Caldwell was presented McCallie’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award March 20 at the annual Chattanooga Alumni Luncheon. The award is given to an alumnus for his character, contributions and influence in his profession and community and for outstanding service to McCallie.
“I’ve always tried to respond to the needs of my community and the school as generously as my resources might allow,” Mr. Caldwell said. “I am deeply grateful and honored to have my name added to the list of recipients, McCallie men that I have always admired.”
Mr. Caldwell is president of TSWII Management Company, a limited partnership that invests in hedge funds.
His community involvement includes stints as past chairman of the following boards: The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution National Board, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise and the Boys’ Club of Chattanooga.
He has been a trustee for the United Way, Girls Preparatory School, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Allied Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Caldwell and his family have been instrumental in contributions toward the Caldwell Honors Scholarship, the Caldwell Chair of English Composition, the L. Hardwick Caldwell Jr. Chair of Christian Ethics, the Annual Fund, the new science building and a host of other projects.
“It has been an honor to work with Hacker,” Headmaster Kirk Walker ’69 said. “His blend of talent, insight and humor has made him an effective trustee and chairman. McCallie School is a much better place because of him.”