Spector Family Fund
Established in memory of Grey Spector (‘16), and in honor of the entire Spector family’s impact on Cary Academy, the Spector Family Fund is an endowment that supports a merit-based award given annually to an upper school student who exemplifies Grey’s spirit—his individuality and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of passions. The one-time award is applied towards the recipient’s Cary Academy tuition for that year. Students are encouraged to apply annually, and faculty members may also nominate students for recognition.
A senior at Duke University at the time of his passing in 2020, Grey was the eldest of four Spector sons that attended Cary Academy for their Middle and Upper School careers. Even after graduating, Cary Academy remained an important part of Grey’s life. He credits Cary Academy with encouraging him to pursue his passions. He particularly treasured his time on the Speech and Debate team, where he explored different viewpoints and developed supportive and enduring friendships. After CA, Grey embarked on a successful collegiate career at Duke University, where he earned degrees in philosophy , public policy, and economics, and had recently been admitted to Duke University Law School.