Princeton Day School is pleased to report that due to the generosity of Curtis McGraw Webster '75, who offered a challenge gift of $50,000 if the School could successfully recruit 75 alumni to make Annual Fund gifts at the leadership level this year, we have successfully reached—and surpassed—the goal, making the challenge grant a success.
Director of Alumni Giving Kaylie Keesling reported, "We ended the year at 81 alumni leadership donors, 6 over our goal and 37% over last year's participation level." In addition, she noted that this group gave an impressive $433,000 to the Annual Fund in 2016-17. Director of Advancement Kathy Schulte added, "Alumni leadership giving (at both the young alumni and regular alumni levels) increased impressively overall this past fiscal year, rising from 59 to 81. Much of this success is attributable to the challenge gift by Curtis McGraw Webster '75."
It is interesting to note that the youngest leadership donor was from the Class of 2015, and those who gave at this level increased their giving by 9% from last year. A special thanks goes to the Alumni Development Committee, led by Chair Mike Bracken '98, who led the charge on achieving this goal. The other members of the Committee are: Maria Aldrich '99, Alumni Board President Chris Gerry '99, Taylor Hwong '88, Cammie Linville '09, Paris McLean '00, Justin Revelle '03, Joe Rogers '09, and Lucy Englander van den Brand '78.