A Gift For Every Fessy Bear

724
Donors
141% of 511 Donor goal
$415,669
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This campaign ended on May 11, 2022, but you can still make a gift to The Fessenden School by clicking here!

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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2,500

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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $20,000

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About

Calling all Fessy Bears!

Join us on May 11 as we celebrate The Fessenden School with our annual Day of Giving with A Gift For Every Fessy Bear!

Our goal is to inspire our entire community to make 511 gifts, one to represent each current student. Gifts will support the School’s Annual Fund and can be made in honor of any member of the Fessenden community, past or present. Your participation is essential to providing the exceptional quality of education Fessenden offers to each of its boys.


If we receive 511 gifts, a group of anonymous families will donate an additional $51,100 for Fessenden! Let's Go Fessy Bears! 🐻 ❤️ 

Updates
One. Last. Challenge. Let's go Fessy bears!

Moved by the generosity of the Fessenden community, an anonymous Fessy family came forward and will give $25,000 if we receive an additional 100 gifts by midnight.


And, to top it off, Head of School Steve Armstrong has a special announcement about Field Day!

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
1,127 Books Collected for Books & Bread!

Many thanks to those who brought 1,127 gently-used books to campus today for our book drive, benefitting Books & Bread. 

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
This is NO JOKE—Less Than 100 Gifts to Go!

We will leave the joking up to Assistant Head of School Cindy Metsch and Upper School Division Assistant Nancy Jackson. Click on the video above to hear some bear-y good jokes!

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
The Boys Got a Surprise Treat at Lunch Today!

The boys got whoopie pies from Blackers Bakeshop in Newton as a dessert during today's family-style lunch.

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
An Experiment You Can Try at Home!

300 gifts already—wow! Science Bob and the Fessy Bear together can only mean one thing…check it out this fun experiment that you can do at home. 

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
Blood Drive is in full swing!

More than 40 members of our community - faculty, staff, and parents - have signed up to donate blood today as part of our Day of Giving! Thank you to our partnership with the American Red Cross. 

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
Story Time with Mrs. Hendrick!

To celebrate reaching 200 gifts, the Fessy Bear enjoyed story time with Mrs. Hendrick.

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
The Fessy Bear works out with Mr. Paine!

48 days ago by Rachael Singmaster
Reminder - Book Drive on Campus on Wednesday, May 11

Fessenden will be collecting gently-used books to benefit Books & Bread, a free mobile book cart available to local communities in need. The mission of Books & Bread is to reduce the opportunity gap and increase access to literary materials by bringing books directly to food pantries, grocery stores, and parks in the communities that need those materials the most. 

Book donations may be dropped off at the mobile book cart located outside of the Pallotta Athletic Center on Wednesday, May 11.  

53 days ago by Rachael Singmaster

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Alumni Giving by Class Year
Alumni Giving by Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19330$0
19620$0
19570$0
20110$0
20083$625
20290$0
20134$375
19450$0
19551$100
19540$0
20270$0
19390$0
19593$250
19310$0
20041$300
19890$0
19701$200
19810$0
19500$0
19280$0
19481$50
19770$0
20125$270
20026$1,535
19995$245
19470$0
20093$95
19320$0
19290$0
19850$0
19581$100
19410$0
19561$100
19671$250
19460$0
19941$25
19661$5
19600$0
19922$600
19982$10,000
19710$0
19820$0
20310$0
19631$100
19760$0
20280$0
20061$20
19350$0
20163$155
19730$0
19380$0
19650$0
19270$0
19420$0
20320$0
20260$0
19741$500
19430$0
19781$25
20075$250
19880$0
19360$0
19690$0
19640$0
20103$1,110
19300$0
20153$355
20053$330
19520$0
19610$0
19340$0
19510$0
19751$75
19840$0
20145$690
19791$50
19912$200
19681$200
19802$1,100
19400$0
19440$0
20186$925
19870$0
20300$0
20222$105
20195$135
20218$350
19490$0
20004$5,800
19933$400
20250$0
19370$0
19861$100
20016$1,330
20230$0
20176$235
20031$100
19975$505
19902$1,100
19530$0
19964$650
20207$575
20241$20
19720$0
19830$0
19950$0
Parent Giving by Class Year
Parent Giving by ClassDonorsRaised ($)
20142$130
19750$0
19870$0
20163$350
20330$0
19830$0
20010$0
20123$350
20113$1,200
203211$3,125
20082$350
20342$220
20020$0
203111$2,620
20090$0
203015$3,900
202910$3,850
202326$11,781
202520$10,930
202218$7,715
202719$5,300
202428$12,830
202811$13,961
19760$0
19880$0
20052$6,000
20103$320
20175$664
19770$0
19820$0
20000$0
19840$0
20131$50
19890$0
19900$0
19780$0
19930$0
19940$0
19970$0
20061$150
19850$0
19950$0
19790$0
19991$100
20031$150
19810$0
19910$0
20193$370
202622$11,045
19980$0
20151$500
19800$0
20041$250
20217$10,385
20207$850
20188$1,055
20073$220
19860$0
19921$50
19960$0
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