OneWoodberry 2022

3,582
Donors
102% of 3,500 Donor goal
$3,441,617
Donated
This campaign ended on February 24, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Woodberry Forest School by clicking here!

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Matches
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Luke Stone photoLuke Stone matched $25

Jonathan Drew photoJonathan Drew matched $100

An Anonymous DonorRobert Triplett matched $200

Ed Stone photoEdward Stone matched $250

Edward Frackelton photoEdward Frackelton matched $400

Richard Seabrook photoRichard Seabrook matched $180

Mack McMillan photoMack McMillan matched $750

An Anonymous DonorC. Stewart Verdery, Jr. matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRobin Triplett matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJacob Geiger matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorGiles Ward matched $2,500

David Randolph Lawson photoDavid Lawson matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $15,000

An Anonymous DonorRichard Reutter matched $40,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorJ. Sadler Hayes II gave $100

Bill Robertson photoBill Robertson gave $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Serious Six of 1982: Slicer, Swearingen, Hardison, Bratton, Monk and White gave $12,000 because 20 donors made a gift in 1 day

An Anonymous DonorDouglass Sisk gave $25,000 because $25,000 was donated in 2 days
About

We want Thursday, February 24 to be a milestone day in the Campaign for the Boys. The Amici Fund plays a key role each year in support of the boys here now, providing more than 10 percent of Woodberry Forest School’s annual budget. This year, gifts to the Amici Fund will also support the Campaign for the Boys. Each gift to Amici directly supports the Campaign’s three priorities, especially our goal of funding tuition assistance. 

1. Funding Tuition Assistance: We want every qualified boy to have access to Woodberry, regardless of his family’s ability to pay.

2. Revitalizing the Walker Building (Goal met): We have completely restored the Walker Building to ensure it will remain at the center of campus life for decades to come.

3. Faculty Support: Gifts to the Amici Fund ensure Woodberry can continue to attract the best teachers, advisors, and coaches.

Become an Advocate  Four Simple Steps to Become a OneWoodberry 2022 Advocate through GiveCampus.  We have partnered with GiveCampus, a social fundraising platform that allows users to create a profile and track their impact through the course of the campaign.

It’s easy. Here are four simple steps: 

1. Go to the "Advocates" tab at the top of this page. 

2. Create an account either by linking to your Facebook account or your email. You may have a sign on from last year. 

3. Now that you’ve logged in to GiveCampus, go to the OneWoodberry 2022 Campaign. GiveCampus provides buttons which allow you to conveniently share the campaign link in a tweet, text, or email to your classmates. 

4. Your GiveCampus account will show you how classmates, parents and all others respond to your messages. You’ll be able to view how many times classmates clicked on the campaign from your posts, as well as identify the number of donors and dollars generated from your messages.

Create a Matching Gift or Gift Challenge! Here’s How:  Advocates can further motivate their classmates and other parents by creating a matching gift or gift challenge. To create one, go to the OneWoodberry 2022 campaign page and click on the ‘offer a matching gift’ or ‘offer a challenge’ button on the left side of the screen below the campaign video. Please note this campaign will not be available until February 24th. 

Matching gifts are made on a per donor or per dollar basis (e.g. I will match up to $500 on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the next $500 that is donated -or- I will match $20 per donor in my class). Gift challenges are milestone-based (e.g. if 100 people make a donation, I will give $250). We recommend you keep your matches and challenges simple and attainable.

Regional Events
Updates
OneWoodberry Spirit Competition Winners!

We have our winners from this week’s OneWoodberry Spirit Competitions! We would like everyone to know that despite the fundraising competition that occurred throughout the day, the fiercest competition was in these three spirit activities. There was so much joy and thought put into all of the submissions, and this spirit made the races for the best ones extra tight. So, we would like everyone to know that all those who participated will be receiving a prize for their wonderful efforts. 

But a winner must be chosen, and it is believed that these three Tigers won the day.

(Drumroll Please…)

Tiger Roar:

Lynn Bache put so much spirit into the day as she dressed not only herself, but the entire Fir Tree with a Tiger/Woodberry theme. She capped it off with a peppy cheer and a clever roar, and for that, it was hard not to call her the best in show. Honorable mention to Will Fletcher ’06 and his adorable family for their creativity and to Ned Leahy for his accuracy in replicating an actual Tiger’s roar. 

Show Your Stripes: 

Thomas Hall ’98 of Richmond dressed to impress with his striped suit. He literally showed his stripes. Honorable mention to Jamie Alexander and Woodberry’s own Chris Holmes. 

Reese’s Pieces Guess Jar: 

Thomas Perry ’24 of Charlotte pulled the Archimedes Circle Theorem straight from Matthew Keating’s class to claim victory. 

The correct amount of Reese’s Pieces in the jar was 4,094. Thomas’s guess of 4,127 was the closest of everyone who played! Reid Hood ’22 earned second place with his guess of 4,200, and Pen Oldham received third place with his guess of 4,218. 

Thanks to everyone again for showing such enthusiastic Tiger spirit. And thank you to the entire community for all the spirit and support you showed for our school. 

212 days ago by Mack McMillan
Thank You: We’ve Achieved Our Goals

Thank you to Tigers everywhere for making this an incredible OneWoodberry! We’ve reached our goal of 3,500 gifts for the Amici Fund and raised more than $3.3 million, with a few more hours to go before we close the books on this year’s effort.

All of these gifts go immediately to work supporting the boys here now, and each gift is also part of advancing the goals of the Campaign for the Boys. This evening, while alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of the school were gathering at OneWoodberry events around the country, and as we made our push toward reaching our goals, the student body enjoyed a seated meal together before attending an assembly with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. 

During his remarks, Dr. Hrabowksi noted that Woodberry boys attend one of the best schools in the country, and that they enjoy an incredible level of support from their community, both on campus and around the world. He called on the boys to step forward and embrace a life of excellence in the spirit of Woodberry’s values of intellectual thoroughness and moral integrity. 

“Being excellent is achieving all you can do, until you reach the point where you think you cannot take another step, and then you take that step,” Dr. Hrabowski said. “I see you and I think about how every one of you will be a leader who will touch thousands of lives.” 

We will take the next several days to double-check all of the gifts and finalize our numbers. We expect to have these final results some time next week. 

Above all, thank you. We are tremendously grateful to every single person who’s made a gift as part of OneWoodberry and the Campaign for the Boys. You have ensured that the 400 boys who make up the Woodberry brotherhood will continue to enjoy a transformational experience.

212 days ago by Mack McMillan
3,000 Donors: Paul Huber Asks For One Final Push!

Good evening, Tigers across the world! We are having a magnificent day here at the Forest. We shattered the $3 million mark earlier today, a first for OneWoodberry. Now the question is whether we can match one record-breaking performance with another.

Please enjoy this video of Paul Huber ’68 reflecting on his fifty years as a faculty member at Woodberry. Paul is a testament to what makes this place so special. Please consider joining him in making a gift to OneWoodberry as we close out this big day with a push to reach 3,500 donors!


213 days ago by Mack McMillan
1 Goal Down, 1 To Go

OneWoodberry is all about supporting the experience of boys here now. 

We have just crossed the $3 million mark, which is an incredible show of support for the Amici Fund and the student experience at Woodberry. 

These gifts have come from more than 2,500 alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. We’ve even received a handful of unsolicited gifts from current students who want to signal their commitment to a unified Woodberry brotherhood and thank all of you who have given so generously today.

For many years, a key strength of the Amici Fund has been the incredibly high levels of giving from all parts of the Tiger nation. Though we’ve reached $3 million, we’re pushing forward to also hit our goal of receiving 3,500 gifts. Woodberry enjoys the highest level of alumni support of any independent school in the country, and we’re also blessed to have so many parents of current students and alumni who believe in the school’s mission. Gifts received so far during OneWoodberry include more than 25 from alumni who graduated at least 70 years ago — all of these Tigers studied under legendary Headmaster J. Carter Walker. The youngest person to make a gift is a third former from the class of 2025 who is living on Turner Hall. 

If you’ve already given, thank you! We hope you’ll encourage friends and family to join you in making a gift and helping us reach our goal of 3,500 donors. 

We hope many of you enjoy our OneWoodberry events around the country tonight and that you’ll continue to track our progress until midnight.

213 days ago by Mack McMillan
Welcome to OneWoodberry!

Good Morning, Tiger Nation!

Welcome to OneWoodberry! We are so excited to celebrate this great day with all of you. We would like to share a message from several fifth and sixth formers at Woodberry about what it means to be a Tiger!


213 days ago by Mack McMillan

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ RaisedGoal (Donors)%
200095$75,28611086.4
202182$1,5699190.1
200567$56,38410663.2
200665$26,5598081.3
198263$89,7307386.3
199863$31,0927979.7
200462$29,4929763.9
197561$56,4936593.8
198960$42,9659463.8
198559$83,8518767.8
199058$23,7408667.4
197454$125,1249457.4
196852$36,4657668.4
200752$11,2438561.2
199350$26,6898757.5
196549$101,0058359.0
199248$69,4258258.5
197747$47,0798555.3
198447$65,4018158.0
197346$40,5547958.2
202046$2,80410145.5
201646$5,8209349.5
201946$8,4029647.9
196744$52,5207261.1
201743$2,00210142.6
200343$56,1198650.0
199742$17,1828549.4
201241$7,78010041.0
201441$3,9149543.2
201840$3,3518944.9
199940$19,6027851.3
198337$43,9716755.2
198837$37,8418444.0
199137$30,6018245.1
198136$21,6767647.4
200836$16,2659537.9
196935$23,1955860.3
201134$6,6479037.8
196332$177,2644768.1
200931$12,6348636.0
201531$8,1909034.4
201331$6,1759532.6
196430$42,4504173.2
197930$65,3208634.9
200130$23,3476645.5
200230$15,0349830.6
199429$38,6258235.4
197628$12,1506145.9
196027$31,1054067.5
196127$52,7785054.0
196627$37,5954955.1
198627$37,9507635.5
197025$13,2377135.2
198725$70,0878230.5
198025$29,3958529.4
201024$4,8548528.2
195924$24,3624454.5
197223$27,0606336.5
197823$20,0956137.7
199623$55,5257829.5
195822$13,0304252.4
197122$23,6256732.8
196218$39,6224341.9
195618$15,6752572.0
195717$19,3903450.0
199517$14,9808320.5
195416$13,8002661.5
195515$66,5502462.5
195114$12,9001593.3
195012$9,2601866.7
195212$8,9002352.2
194910$8,7201662.5
19487$8,719887.5
19537$4,3502231.8
19475$2,3501050.0
19464$4,100850.0
19433$7752150.0
19442$7,7802100.0
20242$45972.1
20222$1,0501002.0
19251$8,85035000.0
19261$52,50035000.0
19301$61035000.0
19411$3,000520.0
19451$1,000616.7
20231$501070.9
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Richard Reutter
matched a total of $40,000
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Douglass Sisk
Gave $25,000 because $25,000 was pledged during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $15,000
The Serious Six of 1982: Slicer, Swearingen, Hardison, Bratton, Monk and White photo
The Serious Six of 1982: Slicer, Swearingen, Hardison, Bratton, Monk and White
Gave $12,000 because 20 gifts were made during a Challenge!
Ed Stone photo
matched a total of $250
generated 46 clicks and 31 gifts, totaling $9,705
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generated 341 clicks and 106 gifts, totaling $7,160
Mack McMillan photo
matched a total of $750
generated 351 clicks and 58 gifts, totaling $5,097
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Anonymous
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
David Randolph Lawson photo
matched a total of $5,000
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Jacob Geiger
matched a total of $2,500