STRIVE Campaign Reaches Half Way Point!

STRIVE Campaign Reaches Half Way Point!

sta040214_262Thanks to the generosity of 3,947 donors, the STRIVE Campaign has reached $25.37 million this fall, putting us, in the second year of the campaign, more than halfway to our $50 million campaign goal.

“I am, once again, deeply moved by the generosity of our community, which finds countless ways to support our boys and our teachers,” said Headmaster Vance Wilson.

Early campaign efforts have concentrated on the athletic fields renovation. Noted Associate Headmaster of Development Dan Jamieson: “We’ve raised $15.47 million toward our goal for the fields. We hope to raise the entire $20 million for the fields before our first soccer and football games next fall. I’m confident that our wonderful alumni and parents will help us meet that challenge.”

Once fundraising for the fields is complete, the focus will shift to endowed funds to support initiatives laid out in the 2013 St. Albans Strategic Plan: improving faculty benefits and professional development opportunities, bolstering financial aid, and increasing international experiences for the boys.

“As excited as I am to witness these changes, I am equally pleased about what won’t change at St. Albans,” said Headmaster Wilson. “We will continue to pray in the Little Sanctuary, to eat together in the Cafritz Refectory, and to work our hardest whether on stage or in the classroom. No matter how spectacular our new fields will be—and they will be magnificent—the success of our athletic program will never be measured in terms of goals or runs, but in the lessons boys learn each day from their coaches and in the friendships they make.”