Pennington Giving Day 2024

592
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110% of 535 Donor goal
$255,828
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This campaign ended on February 10, 2024, but you can still make a gift to The Pennington School by clicking here!
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Alicia Reed photoAlicia Reed matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Faculty/Staff

Jane childrey photoJane childrey matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $600Just for Class of 1989

Ken Brown photoKen Brown matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $750Just for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorBeena and Steven Levy P’09 challenge parents of alumni and matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Parents of Alumni

Philip Prassas photoPhilip Prassas matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

Julia M. Helms photoJulia M. Helms matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMarian and Ken Disken GP'26 '27 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $6,000

An Anonymous DonorIngrid Hibben GP'22 '25 '25 is offering a grandparent challenge and matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Grandparents
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Kimberly Stein photoKimberly Stein gave $10 because 10 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $100 because 20 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorThe Hardt Family gave $100 because 15 donors gaveJust for Arts

Lisa Hardt photoThe Hardt Family gave $100 because 20 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorJessica and Zander Vincent P'26 are offering a challenge to current parents of the Class of 2026 and gave $2,000 because 80 donors gaveJust for Current Parents (2026)

An Anonymous DonorTom Chiodi ’81 challenges alumni from the 80s and gave $2,500 because 15 donors gaveJust for Alumni/Students (1980-1989)

An Anonymous DonorGina Spaziano ’97 and Rob White ’97 challenge alumni from the 90s and gave $3,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Alumni/Students (1990-1999)

An Anonymous DonorTerry Choi ’13 and Joey Jingoli ’15 challenge alumni from the 10s and 20s and gave $3,500 because 35 donors gaveJust for Alumni/Students (2010-2023)

An Anonymous DonorPeter Brown ’65, Jed Feibush ’66, and Bruce Wood ’67 challenge alumni from the 60s and gave $4,250 because 25 donors gaveJust for Alumni/Students (1960-1969)

An Anonymous DonorCindy and Michael Ehret P’30 challenge all Middle School families and gave $5,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Current Parents (2028-2030)

An Anonymous DonorJosh Strober ’99 challenges all alumni and gave $5,000 because 150 donors gaveJust for Alumni/Students

An Anonymous DonorKim and Neil Clabbers P’23 ’27 challenge all Upper School families and gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Current Parents (2024-2027)
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We've got 1838 minutes to make a difference for all Pennington students!

This Pennington Giving Day, we honor the year of the School's founding and call on our community to support every student as they reach for individual excellence. Make your gift on Friday, February 9, and your donation will unlock over $40,000 in challenges and matching gifts.

There are several challenges and matches for all members of the Pennington community, highlighted below:

CURRENT PARENTS

  • Kim and Neil Clabbers P’23 ’27 will give $5,000 if 50 or more Upper School families make a gift!
  • Cindy and Michael Ehret P’30 will give $5,000 if 25 or more Middle School families make a gift!

GRANDPARENTS

  • Ingrid Hibben GP’22 ’25 ’25 will match all gifts from grandparents dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.  

PARENTS OF ALUMNI

  • Beena and Steven Levy P’09 will match $25 per donor up to $1,000 for every parent of alumni who makes a gift.

ALUMNI CHALLENGES GALORE!

  • Josh Strober ’99 is offering a $5,000 challenge if 150 or more alumni make a gift! Gifts of any amount count!
  • Check out the Challenges Feed for special decade matches for classes in the 60s, 80s, 90s, 10s, and 20s!

If you are interested in creating a match or challenge for Pennington Giving Day, reach out to Director of the Pennington Fund Brooke Buchanan by email or by phone at 609-559-5203. 

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638 Minutes left to make a difference!

The sun may be setting on campus, but Pennington Giving Day volunteers are still going strong. There are 638 minutes left to make a difference by making your gift in support of students and teachers!

18 days ago by Brooke Buchanan
Power Hour for Pennington Giving Day - just announced!

Thanks to generous donors Marian and Ken Disken GP'26 '27, we have a new $6K challenge. Every gift made over for the next 60 minutes will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $6,000. Don't let these valuable dollars slip away - make your gift now!

60 minutes + YOU = $6K for Pennington students and teachers!  

18 days ago by Brooke Buchanan
Video message from Dr. Hawkey!

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A video message from Dr. Hawkey for YOU! Take a minute to make a difference today!

18 days ago by Brooke Buchanan
Breaking News! Dollar-for-Dollar Challenge

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Breaking news!  We just received a new $5K dollar-for-dollar challenge, which means every gift will have DOUBLE the impact! The match is available for gifts of any amount - "while supplies last!" Run, don't walk, and make your gift now!

18 days ago by Brooke Buchanan
Everyone is the spirit for Pennington Giving Day!

Campus is bustling with activity for Pennington Giving Day! Our Student Ambassadors are hard at work, students are donning their class shirts, and staff and volunteers are helping to spread the word! Go Red Hawks!!


19 days ago by Brooke Buchanan
Parent Committee hard at work preparing for Pennington Giving Day!

Members of the Parent Committee for the Pennington Fund have been hard at work getting ready for Pennington Giving Day! We are so grateful for their efforts. Be sure to answer their calls, emails, and texts so they can help you make your gift and make an important impact on Pennington's students and teachers!

19 days ago by Brooke Buchanan

Affiliations
AffiliationsDonorsRaised ($)
Friends23$1,860
Grandparents19$24,269
Faculty/Staff96$8,937
Alumni/Students180$60,004
Current Parents145$136,266
Parents of Alumni85$35,675
Alumni Class Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19730$0
198914$2,249
20000$0
19651$25
19590$0
19530$0
19600$0
19680$0
19750$0
20280$0
19490$0
19540$0
19664$206
20290$0
20183$568
20300$0
19710$0
19801$500
19570$0
19631$103
19560$0
19720$0
19701$103
20172$65
20212$15
19873$317
19580$0
19964$177
20262$2,032
20250$0
20190$0
19480$0
19902$1,051
19460$0
19831$103
20272$1,000
19740$0
19853$203
20092$119
20247$2,363
19510$0
20041$88
19995$6,200
19762$258
20062$155
19821$52
20142$70
19450$0
20200$0
20010$0
19841$400
20023$153
20034$208
19882$153
19440$0
19942$1,103
20054$411
19620$0
19641$52
19922$516
19520$0
19912$403
19951$300
19986$420
19784$715
20167$326
19865$306
19400$0
19931$2,057
19470$0
20122$150
20158$1,695
19673$2,550
19410$0
19794$1,832
19814$5,164
19551$150
19771$100
19430$0
19502$516
19612$200
20223$46
19693$5,210
19975$2,135
20084$553
20233$278
20106$251
20132$270
20076$3,653
20116$1,814
19420$0
Current Parent Class Leaderboard
Current Parents by GradeDonorsRaised ($)
20296$1,888
202811$12,995
202630$23,048
203010$8,668
202730$36,795
202529$33,703
202426$7,003
Designations for the Pennington FundGive to what you care about most!
DesignationDonorsRaised ($)
Athletics26$5,215
Financial Aid17$3,850
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives10$546
Arts30$2,504
The Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning30$40,582
Where needed most315$103,910
Faculty Professional Development13$4,756
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon25%Alumni/Students
Parent icon22%Current Parents
Suitcase icon15%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
Friends icon4%Grandparents
Friends icon13%Parents of Alumni
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Ingrid Hibben GP'22 '25 '25 is offering a grandparent challenge and photo
Ingrid Hibben GP'22 '25 '25 is offering a grandparent challenge and
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Marian and Ken Disken GP'26 '27
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Anonymous
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Cindy and Michael Ehret P’30 challenge all Middle School families and photo
Cindy and Michael Ehret P’30 challenge all Middle School families and
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Josh Strober ’99 challenges all alumni and photo
Josh Strober ’99 challenges all alumni and
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Kim and Neil Clabbers P’23 ’27 challenge all Upper School families and photo
Kim and Neil Clabbers P’23 ’27 challenge all Upper School families and
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Peter Brown ’65, Jed Feibush ’66, and Bruce Wood ’67 challenge alumni from the 60s and photo
Peter Brown ’65, Jed Feibush ’66, and Bruce Wood ’67 challenge alumni from the 60s and
Gave $4,250 during a Challenge!
Gina Spaziano ’97 and Rob White ’97 challenge alumni from the 90s and photo
Gina Spaziano ’97 and Rob White ’97 challenge alumni from the 90s and
Gave $3,500 during a Challenge!
Terry Choi ’13 and Joey Jingoli ’15 challenge alumni from the 10s and 20s and photo
Terry Choi ’13 and Joey Jingoli ’15 challenge alumni from the 10s and 20s and
Gave $3,500 during a Challenge!
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