Austin de la Torre ’20
Wednesday, March 21 marked one of the most important days of the year for the school, OneWoodberry. Fundraising began at 12:00 AM with a clear goal in mind: receiving donations from 3,000 people.. If the campaign could hit that donation count by the end of the day, then 58 “Challenge Donors” would donate an additional $500,000 to the Amici Fund. At the All-School Assembly, which was moved to Wednesday, students heard from Wilson Bonner’ 05, who talked about the lasting friendships he formed at Woodberry.
The fundraiser exceeded expectations, hitting 3,000 donors by mid-afternoon en route to bringing in a total of $2,169,687 from 3,880 donors. One Woodberry is more than just income for the school, though; it represents the tightly knit school community that is both the cause and result of such a special place. These donations to the Amici Fund are extremely important for providing financial aid so that students of any financial background have the opportunity to attend Woodberry.