Sweet Briar’s alumnae and friends have done it again: From March 1 through March 9, donors contributed $1,128,240 through 956 gifts — and counting. The College fulfilled its first goal to raise $500,000 on March 1 with contributions totaling $567,166 and completed its second goal one day before the deadline with $561,074 contributed as of the afternoon of March 9.
An anonymous alumna and her family catalyzed contributions toward the second goal, offering to match donations toward the second goal, dollar for dollar up to $500,000.
The third goal for the 2018 March Days of Giving, to receive gifts from 2,000 donors, is well underway and has a deadline of March 31.
All gifts postmarked by March 10 or made online by midnight on March 10, 2018, will still be counted toward the total challenge, so both totals will increase through the week of March 12-16.
“I continue to be impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of our alumnae,” said President Meredith Woo. “Their commitment to and love for Sweet Briar is truly inspirational.”
Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83 expressed her gratitude to the entire Sweet Briar family for their support. “These contributions are not just about meeting a goal. They show that our alumnae, students, faculty, staff and friends will meet any challenge put in front of us. This can only be a sign of monumental things to come in Sweet Briar’s future.”
Gifts toward the challenge will still be accepted through midnight on March 10 and can be made online at sbc.edu/give.
From your team in the alumnae relations and development office, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You make all the difference to Sweet Briar.