Message From the Assistant Head for Advancement
The EHS community never ceases to amaze me. In the midst of the challenges and uncertainty that were thrust upon us all in the spring of 2020, our alumni, families, and friends stepped up to bring the year to an astoundingly successful close.
The Roll Call raised over $3.9M, an incredible 13% over goal. This stunning performance provided 12 percent of the School’s operating revenue and enabled the School’s leadership to plan for the challenging year ahead from a position of strength. This would not have been possible without each of the 3,840 gifts received this year, and the tremendous efforts of our many volunteers. Special thanks to our Board of Trustees for inspiring the entire community to finish strong with an extraordinary Roll Call challenge late in the year.
In addition to the Roll Call’s success, early efforts to fund the School’s strategic priorities raised $15M in new gifts and commitments. These funds will enable us to further expand our academic and student life programs and increase access to financial aid, while bringing our critical capital projects closer to reality. In the coming months, we will work to raise the remaining funds necessary to enable us to break ground on the new health and wellness center and two new dormitories as early as next spring.
As we continually strive to advance our mission and deliver an experience that prepares our students to be forces for good in the world, it is always with profound gratitude. Our work would not be possible without the steadfast support of our alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who understand that tuition alone doesn’t come close to covering the cost of all that EHS delivers. It is a privilege to serve an institution that inspires such devotion and commitment. On behalf of The High School, I thank you for all that you do to support today’s students and those of future generations.
Christina Maher Holt P’12 ’15 ’17
Assistant Head of Advancement