#GivingTuesdayNow

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An Anonymous DonorBlake McCallister matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000
About


Our days are very different now. 

Instead of our normal school and work routines, we are home together with our families. Many are juggling the demands of their job while helping their children with our remote learning programs. We are anxious about trips to the grocery store, social distancing, and, of course, the health of our most vulnerable community members. 

In just a few days, our faculty gracefully pivoted from traditional classroom offerings to becoming experts in Google Hangouts Meet and selfie how-to videos so that they can continue their teaching. Our students at Calvert and our alumni in high school and college transitioned to new instructional models.

We were given the foundation to support this transition and type of learning because of our donors’ support. The Calvert Fund is our emergency fund, helping to support financial aid requests, salaries for all employees, and technology for virtual learning resources. Most importantly, it is helping us respond to the School’s greatest needs. 

While we recognize this is a challenging time, we have heard from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who want to help. For those able to provide support, Calvert’s #GivingTuesdayNow campaign prioritizes the impact of your support:

  • Financial Aid: Calvert is committed to meeting the demonstrated need of its students and families. Given today’s financial environment, the need for financial aid support is greater than ever. 
  • Faculty & Staff Compensation: Protecting the financial security of our all of our employees.
  • Virtual Learning Resources: Enhancing technology to ensure a productive and engaging environment for the remote work of our students and staff. 

Two generous donors offered to match $1 for every $1 you give up to $13,500 for all donations in support of this effort. Gifts of any size will combine with the matching funds to strengthen the impact of each donation.

Updates
THANK YOU!

Over 100 donors contributed $45,449 in support of #GivingTuesdayNow. These critical funds will be put to immediate use providing emergency financial aid, supporting our teachers and staff, and strengthening the virtual learning experiences of our students. While we’re not physically together on campus, we remain connected by our love for Calvert and our unyielding support for the students and teachers who are the heart of our School.

1396 days ago by Lauren Murphy
Courtenay Groff Shure ’91 shares what inspires her to give

“I'm supporting #GivingTuesdayNow because my family is grateful for four generations of wonderful Calvert experiences."
1398 days ago by Lauren Murphy
Lower School grandparent Nancy Walton shares why she supports Calvert

“I give in memory of our friend, Mr. Bonjour, and the wonderful job Calvert is doing educating my granddaughters, Lucy and Hazel!”
1398 days ago by Lauren Murphy
Join young alumna Anna Kent ’18 in supporting financial aid

Anna shares, “I will always be grateful for the support Calvert gave me during the 10 years I attended." 
1399 days ago by Lauren Murphy
Sue & Dale Waters share why they support Calvert’s teachers and virtual learning

“On behalf of Wynn, Landry, and ourselves, THANK YOU for creating distance learning-friendly lessons. We recognize that pivoting from traditional classroom teaching to remote teaching is much more time consuming and challenging. We are thankful that we are in it with you, the amazing, unparalleled Calvert crew. You’ve done so much to deserve our confidence and trust.” 

1399 days ago by Lauren Murphy
Mrs. Szczerbicki shares why she gave in support of virtual learning resources

“I give because this collaborative and caring community helps all ages reach their potential by meeting each and every person where they are!”
1402 days ago by Lauren Murphy
​​Calvert Fund Chair Scott Foley shares a personal plea for supporting financial aid

"During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to give, if you can, to the Calvert Fund. It is our hope that one day, when our children go back to school, that they are greeted by all of the teachers who have mentored them, and they are together with all of their classmates who they have grown to know over the years." 
1404 days ago by Lauren Murphy
#CalvertCares

Those unable to make a charitable gift are encouraged to participate in our #CalvertCares projects:

  1. Make masks. Thanks to Calvert parent Dr. Cozumel Pruette at Johns Hopkins for providing information on how students, parents, alumni, and all others can help by creating hand-sewn masks. Please click this link for step-by-step instructions. Once your mask is completed, let us know by emailing swalton@calvertschoolmd.org and we’ll ensure the masks get to Cozumel and her colleagues.
  2. Send a Thank You photo. Download and print this thank you sign or create one of your own to show your support. Take a selfie photo of you with your sign and post on social media. Be sure to tag @CalvertSchool in your post and use the hashtag #CalvertCares.
  3. Create generic “thank you” and “thinking of you” cards. Several students have already made these types of cards, and they were very much appreciated by hospital employees. After you make the cards, you can mail to one of the following hospitals or you can send to another medical facility of your choice.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bloomberg Children’s Center
Pediatric Administration
Attn: Rebecca Trexler
1800 Orleans Street
Room 8500
Baltimore, MD 21287

University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
cards@umaryland.edu

MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center
9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21237

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
6701 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21204

UM St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation
7601 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21204

Mercy Medical Center
345 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

1409 days ago by Lauren Murphy
BECOME AN ADVOCATE

Please help us spread the word about Calvert’s #GivingTuesdayNow challenge. You can connect with former classmates, friends, and family members in the following ways:

  • Share a message on social media with a link to our challenge.
  • Send an email with a link to participate.
  • Offer a matching gift! For example, “I pledge $5 for every Calvert alum who makes a gift on #GivingTuesdayNow!”
  • Ask your employer if they'll match your gift. 

Don’t know what to say? Let us help!

  • Join me in supporting Calvert’s teachers and distance learning with a #GivingTuesdayNow donation. We are #OneCalvert!
  • Help Calvert School unlock $13,500 in matching funds by making your #GivingTuesdayNow contribution today! 
1413 days ago by Lauren Murphy

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20245$1,250
19614$100
20223$600
20213$200
19483$1,200
20203$600
20193$749
19873$4,199
20252$700
20232$2,000
20272$125
19812$525
19912$350
19981$200
20111$25
20101$50
20291$25
20281$50
20261$100
20301$50
19531$100
19951$50
20091$100
20181$100
19701$600
20121$100
19931$1,000
19751$100
20171$10
20001$25
19721$25
19571$50
19921$25
19691$500
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon30%Alumni
Parent icon46%Parents
Suitcase icon15%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
Friends icon19%Grandparents
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