OneWoodberry 2024

3,268
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$3,177,248
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This campaign ended on February 22, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Woodberry Forest School by clicking here!

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Luke Stone photoLuke Stone matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2020

An Anonymous DonorJ. Sadler Hayes II matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $60Just for Class of 1969

Scott Gullquist photoScott Gullquist matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $48Just for Class of 2017

Tilden Winston photoTilden Winston matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $52Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorBill Robertson matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorMichael Warren matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $49Just for Class of 2017

Kevin Bennert photoKevin Bennert matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2011

An Anonymous DonorAndrew Haley matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorEdward Frackelton matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2000

An Anonymous DonorCatherine Wharton matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $240Just for Classes of 2015, 2017

An Anonymous DonorJacob Geiger matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorGrey Littlewood matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorChase Spong matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $600Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorByron Hulsey matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Classes between 2015 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorGiles Ward matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorFred Kennedy matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,700Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorJay Voissem matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,200Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorJustin Wilson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1963

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Member of the Class of 1984 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,050Just for Class of 1984
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Jill Solek-Giles photoJill Solek-Giles gave $25 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2025

Andrew Haley photoAndrew Haley gave $40 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorAnna Grey Hogan gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorRyan + Mandy Alexander gave $200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorBarry Dunn gave $500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2022

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $1,000 because 1 donor gaveJust for Class of 2006

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Member of the Class of 2006 gave $2,500 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2006

An Anonymous DonorC. Stewart Verdery, Jr. gave $5,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1982 Challenge: Bratton, Cross, Frazier, Lindsay, Slicer, Swearingen gave $31,355 because 18 donors gaveJust for Class of 1982
About

The tradition of OneWoodberry has slowly developed from Tiger Day in 2009, to March Matchness in 2012, A Week for Woodberry in 2016, and then our first OneWoodberry in 2017. Now in its 8th year, we want 2024 OneWoodberry to be our most successful OneWoodberry ever. On Thursday, February 22, the entire Woodberry community — students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff — will unite for OneWoodberry to celebrate all that makes Tiger Nation so special. Tigers from all over the world can participate in a series of programs and activities, many of which will be hosted by Woodberry boys, including classes, athletic events, club meetings, new construction tours, career networking interviews, alumni/parent product spotlights, and more.

Everything you witness on OneWoodberry will demonstrate the impact The Amici Fund has on the daily lives of boys here today. The Amici Fund has been and will always be the philanthropic cornerstone of our unceasing effort to provide boys with transformational opportunities as they grow on the path to manhood. Gifts to the Amici Fund are an investment in the boys and a commitment to their future. In our annual operating budget, Amici touches every area of school life, and for each boy elevates a good opportunity into a potentially life-changing experience.

Over the years, we’ve occasionally heard alumni and parents wonder why, with all of our resources, Woodberry would ever need gifts to the Amici Fund. We appreciate the question, and the opportunity to emphasize to everyone in the Tiger Nation how hard our team works to be good stewards of every gift. With a thriving Amici Fund, we keep tuition increases more moderate, invest in higher compensation for faculty and staff, commit to needed renovation of both iconic buildings and faculty housing, and add the extra experiences for boys that make Woodberry an even better opportunity. 

Simply put, without Amici, we’re a lesser school. But with Amici, we make an annual commitment to the boys and our faculty and staff. We remind ourselves that the essence of Woodberry remains the opportunity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and elbow-to-elbow with a band of brothers who are developing lifelong values and leadership skills to make the world a little better.

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Here are some ways you can have an impact on OneWoodberry's success:

Become an Advocate  Four Simple Steps to Become a OneWoodberry 2024 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. Click on the "Become An Advocate" button on the right side of the video above. 

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 2024 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, click on the ‘offer a match’ or ‘offer a challenge’ button on the right side of the video above. Please note this personal campaign will not go live until February 22nd. 

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.

If you would like assistance setting up a match or challenge, please contact Bill Robertson, Director of the Amici Fund & Alumni Relations, at bill_robertson@woodberry.org.

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This year we are increasing our focus on LinkedIn as the most effective and widely accessible platform for career networking purposes. Because of that, we are pushing hard this OneWoodberry to increase the number of followers of our public LinkedIn page (alumni, parents, friends) as well as the members of our private alumni group (alumni only) so we can facilitate connections and robust conversations between alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff.

One of the first networking opportunities we are presenting in 2024 is tied to Woodberry's incredible TimberX Robotics team. They are interested in talking about their previous work, current projects, and future vision with alumni and parents interested in learning more. They are specifically interested in speaking with mechanical/electrical engineers and video game developers/software engineers.

As a unique addition to OneWoodberry, we are presenting an exciting opportunity to join the team and faculty advisor Dr. David McRae tonight 2/22 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Join the zoom and learn about these talented Woodberry students. (If you'd like a calendar invite sent directly to you, email alumni@woodberry.org)

Updates
OneWoodberry Update 4PM ET

We are thrilled at the early progress we have made toward our OneWoodberry goals of the day. 

We swiftly navigated through our first goal of $2.5 million and just passed the increased goal of $2.75 million. We are hoping to make it over the $3 million mark by the end of tonight.

Additionally, LinkedIn numbers have been steadily growing, and we look forward to seeing you on zoom tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET with our TimberX Robotics team. They are very excited to interact with alumni and parents on OneWoodberry.

For participation, we are currently hovering around 2,500 donors with around 500 left to hit our goal of 3,000 donors. This is definitely possible, however it will take continued momentum from all in the Tiger Nation! Byron Hulsey has issued a special challenge for young alumni classes who graduated under his headship. Byron will give $10 for every gift from members of the classes of 2015-2023 up to a total of $1,500. He wants our young alumni classes to show the rest of Tiger Nation that they can bring the participation!

Check in with your classmates, family members with Woodberry ties, and anyone else who is passionate about this great school. We appreciate you all so much and will provide another update later this evening. GO TIGERS!

56 days ago by Bill Robertson

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Class of 1982 Challenge: Bratton, Cross, Frazier, Lindsay, Slicer, Swearingen photo
Class of 1982 Challenge: Bratton, Cross, Frazier, Lindsay, Slicer, Swearingen
Gave $31,355 because 18 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched 20 gifts for a total of $30,050
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generated 63 clicks and 30 gifts, totaling $6,855
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C. Stewart Verdery, Jr.
Gave $5,000 because 30 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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generated 161 clicks and 32 gifts, totaling $4,378
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Anonymous Member of the Class of 2006
Gave $2,500 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
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Heart icon matched 68 gifts for a total of $1,700
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Heart icon matched 150 gifts for a total of $1,500
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generated 38 clicks and 8 gifts, totaling $1,463