LOVEKENT ROCKS

1,124
Donors
163% of 689 Donor goal
$297,249
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Chris Cassin photoChristopher Cassin matched $200

An Anonymous DonorLem Lloyd matched $250


An Anonymous DonorLeslie Smith matched $250

Brooksley Williams photoBrooksley Williams matched $250

An Anonymous DonorXue Chen matched $300

An Anonymous DonorTrevor Small & Rachel Small matched $500

Leslie Abbey photoLeslie Abbey matched $1,000



An Anonymous DonorLeighton Young matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Robinson Haack matched $1,984

An Anonymous DonorAndy Smith matched $1,994

An Anonymous DonorSuzanne Smith Lowe matched $2,500

Leslie Abbey photoLeslie Abbey matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorBill Wurts matched $5,000
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An Anonymous DonorBeth Slater gave $50

Thomas de Marffy photoThomas de Marffy & Victoria gave $99 because $99 was donated in 3 days

Michael Tex Duncan photoTex Duncan gave $100 because 10 donors made a gift in 1 day

Carrie Schenk photoCarrie Schenk gave $100

Andrew Walters photoAndrew Walters gave $100 because 13 donors made a gift in 1 day

Brooksley Williams photoBrooksley Williams gave $250 because 50 donors made a gift in 10 days


An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $20,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50,000
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About

Help Us Rock the Clock!

NEW CHALLENGE:

If we reach 1,000 donors by midnight EST, Kent will secure an additional $20,000 bonus gift! 

COMPLETED:

We need 689 donors (one donor for every foot of Numeral Rock's elevation) by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, February 24 to unlock a $50,000 challenge gift. 

Join us in celebrating your class or your student’s class and Kent’s beloved Rock Day tradition by making a gift—of any amount—to the Kent Annual Fund as part of LoveKent Rocks.

Your gift today not only provides critical funding to allow Kent the flexibility in addressing campus needs, but it also ensures that students will make lasting memories through community experiences—like Rock Day—that will continue to shape them, generation after generation.

What's at the summit?

Alumni: To keep the original rivalry going, the alumni class year with the most donors will be displayed (virtually) on Numeral Rock! 

Parents: If we reach our goal of 689 individual donations, there will be a campus celebratory day in March!

Did you know? 

In the spring of 1908, a group of Fifth-Form students painted “’09” on the face of Numeral Rock as part of a friendly rivalry with the Class of 1910. The Rock Day tradition was born. When the Girls School opened, students on the Hill created their own tradition by painting numerals that were then displayed on campus. Now every May, all Fifth Formers hike to Numeral Rock to paint their class year on it, staking claim to their status as rising seniors. 

Help us reach the summit:

  • Decorate your very own Numeral Rock and post it on Facebook and Instagram on February 24, tagging @kentschoolalumni or @kentschool_ct using #lovekentrocks
  • Feeling nostalgic? Alumni, share photos from your Rock Day by tagging us on Instagram or emailing them to alumni@kent-school.edu to be featured on social media
  • Follow the leaderboard below to track who is climbing to the top 
  • Watch our heatmap to see where donors are celebrating LoveKent Rocks 
  • Rock on by encouraging your Kent classmates and friends to join you! 
  • Share the Love: Want to thank a teacher, parent, friend, or colleague? Or maybe share a special Kent memory? Visit our LoveKent Rocks Kudoboard to spread the love in the virtual Valley Land.
Updates
We did it!

Thank you for helping us rock the clock for LoveKent Rocks! We met our initial goal of 689 donors, unlocking a $50,000 challenge gift and a celebratory day in March for students. Then, we reached new heights by reaching our stretch goal of 1,000 donors, securing a bonus $20,000 gift. All because of you. We will share final numbers soon, but in the meantime, please know how grateful we are for your support of Kent School. You rock!

56 days ago by Hannah Alley-Keller
LoveKent Rocks: Bonus Challenge Gift for 1,000 donors!

A Kent Trustee was inspired by your overwhelming generosity and just issued a new challenge for Kent: if we can get to 1,000 donors by midnight EST, Kent will secure an additional $20,000 bonus gift!

Thank you to the alumni, parents, and friends who helped us reach our initial goal of 689 donors. Which class will top Numeral Rock? Let’s keep rockin’ to see how far we can go!

One of the best parts about Rock Day is celebrating the climb with friends. Spread the word and encourage others to join LoveKent Rocks and help us meet this new challenge! 


56 days ago by Hannah Alley-Keller
We are almost at the top of Numeral Rock!

56 days ago by Hannah Alley-Keller
New Challenge for Hong Kong Alumni & Families!

56 days ago by Hannah Alley-Keller
Let’s Rock the Clock!

We have a special message from Mr. DesMarais about LoveKent Rocks. The clock is ticking and we hope you will join us for the climb! 

56 days ago by Hannah Alley-Keller
Share the Love!

Help us share the love here in the virtual Valley Land by giving a LoveKent Rocks shout-out to a teacher, friend, or parent! 



58 days ago by Hannah Alley-Keller

Who's On Top of Numeral Rock? The Who's On Top of Numeral Rock? reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents, Grandparents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
202455$13,419
2023111$52,114
2022107$15,082
202162$23,431
202020$2,629
20193$150
20186$228
20172$60
201613$859
201512$592
20147$656
20132$10
20126$595
201110$2,620
20106$2,570
200910$1,932
200839$2,502
200713$2,091
200616$1,810
20057$1,220
20042$120
20037$804
200228$2,919
20017$981
20006$260
199929$3,284
199821$2,767
199720$3,211
19968$742
19959$2,250
199413$6,350
19938$810
19924$800
199116$2,114
19909$1,214
19897$717
19883$200
198724$54,295
19869$1,679
19854$210
198438$13,349
19836$629
198214$1,185
198110$1,226
198010$2,000
197913$2,036
19784$1,110
19774$1,200
19765$2,281
197512$1,375
19742$205
197312$1,543
19727$875
197110$1,121
19704$6,200
19697$576
19688$1,154
19677$920
196622$4,713
196524$3,012
19648$1,552
19631$500
19621$10
19611$50
19605$1,730
19597$1,269
19584$1,300
19571$1,500
19561$69
19554$5,450
19542$300
19531$500
19521$500
19461$500
19421$136
19411$1,000
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