Parents, alumnae/i, trustees, and friends of The White Mountain School gathered at the Boston Museum of Science on September 19 to celebrate the success of Now is the Time. The Campaign for White Mountain in support of White Mountain’s strategic plan: Our Vision for the Future. Guests shared conversations about the tremendous impact the Campaign has for our community with renovations of classrooms, support for Student-Driven Inquiry and the construction of the new dormitory.
Deborah Lowham P’18 ’20, Chair of the Board of Trustees, opened the evening, welcoming guests to the celebration. She highlighted the success of the Campaign noting it surpassed the $6.8M goal with a grand total of $7.3M. Deborah introduced John Drew, Head of School.
John remarked on the impact the Campaign has at the school on a daily basis, “The legacy of this campaign is already built into the fabric of the school. Students benefit every day from a welcoming place for Morning Meeting in the beautiful Lovejoy Chapel, or multiple opportunities to work closely with faculty in the Wing renovations of the Learning Center or the Inquiry, Innovation and Impact Lab.” He continued, “I believe that there is a path coming into focus illuminating how the historic strength of St. Mary’s in the Mountains and The White Mountain School will dovetail with some new ideas to produce the next chapter for our School that will serve students to be successful in a changing world.”
Closing the remarks for the evening, Debby Logan McKenna ‘69, Trustee and Chair of the Advancement Committee, thanked all those who had contributed to the success of the Campaign with a nod to the future sharing this thought, “It is essential that we continue to move forward as a school community and to continue this success. To that end, I am pleased to announce the theme of this year’s Annual Fund effort is to Carry the Momentum Forward. Together we can continue to achieve great success.”