REUNION: Walker Bell Challenge

This campaign ended on May 23, 2020, but you can still make a gift to The Thacher School by clicking here!

The Walker Bell Challenge

Join us in ringing the Walker Bell. Help take care of Thacher, so Thacher may take care of everything and everyone who rely upon it.

Give back and have an impact at Thacher.

The Walker Bell Challenge
REUNION: Walker Bell Challenge
1,114 Donors
$1,469,046 Donated

Become an advocate and show your support today!

Reunion weekend is Thacher’s most important alumni event. It offers us an opportunity to reconnect with one another and the School and to reaffirm our shared values. There will be alternative celebrations on campus to mark this important milestone for classes ending in 0 and 5. It is our hope that we can have two reunion weekends in June 2021.

In addition to the ongoing needs of the Annual Fund, the Thacher board and administration have committed to:

  • creating a meaningful online education community for our students
  • increasing financial aid to address additional needs of families whose circumstances have changed 
  • taking care of staff members whose livelihoods would otherwise be threatened when students are not on campus, including maintenance and food service workers
  • putting measures in place to bring students back to campus safely as soon as we're able 

This commitment is generous. It's costly. It’s also the right thing to do, and is necessary to live our mission and values fully, and to preserve Thacher for future generations. 

Let's ring the bell and answer this call together. In honor of your Reunion milestone still happening this year, please answer the call of the Walker Bell and make your best gift yet to Thacher. Every gift, no matter the size, has an incredible impact on our School and community. Let's ring the bell, and answer this call together. Thank you so much for your support!

Don't miss the opportunity to see Thacher's virtual campus and community in action this week, too! Click here to view the week's schedule and links for Assembly, fitness classes, faculty discussions, and more.

Thacher has always been about the people. It still is. Now, more than ever, Thacher needs you. Your community needs you. When you make a gift to the Thacher Annual Fund through the Walker Bell Challenge, gifts of any size will help unlock special gifts for the financial aid program put forth by a group of anonymous donors. 

Thank you so much for your support!

Help spread the word and encourage others to join you: 

  • Share about the Walker Bell Challenge on Facebook or Twitter 
  • Post on Instagram or Facebook: you or a loved one wearing Thacher gear or share an on-campus memory. Tag a faculty member with a message of gratitude, or share well-wishes for the Class of 2020. 
  • Don’t forget a hashtag:  #walkerbell #thebestwecando #thacher #toadstogether

Tag @thethacherschool and @thachercdep in your post so we can repost it.

A great way to support the Walker Bell Challenge is to become an advocate—plus, you could earn some great Thacher swag! Even if you've already made your gift to the Thacher Annual Fund this year, you can still inspire others to give. 

To become an advocate: 

  1. Sign up for a free GiveCampus account by clicking on the "Sign Up" button on the top right of your screen or on the Advocate tab.
  2. Once you're logged in, click on the Advocate tab (next to About and Donors) to access the Advocacy Dashboard. Use the Facebook, Twitter, email, or text buttons to share your unique link with friends, family, and classmates. When someone makes a gift using your link, you'll show up on our advocate dashboard and become eligible to win Thacher swag!



Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
1955 1$100
1960 4$501
1965 5$850
1970 3$900
1975 3$550
1980 4$900
1985 5$10,950
1990 17$13,962
1994 1$10
1995 13$5,000
1998 1$50
2000 9$4,661
2004 1$100
2005 15$4,760
2010 1$25
2015 2$25

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Donor list

Kim Turner
James Hallett
Sarina Patel
Richard Smith
Stacey J Bae
Ashleigh Johnston-Barton
Armando A Leon Jr
Kristopher P Zierhut
Todd Meyer
Annie Nyborg
Jill Oxley Souto-Maior
Dana Gal
Austin S Pollet
Emily Kate Wilson
Edward a cahill
Alex Moffitt Herr
Becky Beckett
Katie Peterson Sitter
Alex Farrand
Rob Donahue
Graham Douds
Alexa B Maley
W. Barrett Brown

An Anonymous Donor matched $7,500
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,251
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,855
An Anonymous Donor matched $300
An Anonymous Donor matched $100
An Anonymous Donor matched $250
An Anonymous Donor matched $750
An Anonymous Donor matched $43,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $250,000
Diana and Liam Callahan gave $2,022

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