St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School’s first community-wide Day of Giving was held on Wednesday, March 22, and turned out to be a tremendous success. At 9:45 p.m., the goal of 400 donors was surpassed, unlocking $30,000 in challenge gifts. Directly afterward, Head of School Karl Sjolund met Assistant Director of Advancement Stephen Brehm in St. Andrew’s Chapel to ring the chapel bells in celebration of a successful campaign. Even after all goals were met, gifts continued to come in throughout the night. In the end, the campaign raised nearly $74,000 from 431 donors.
“We were able to reach our goals thanks to the hard work of our numerous alumni, parent, and faculty and staff volunteers, as well as the generosity of our challenge gift donors. The credit goes to them” says Stephen Brehm. “We had gifts come in from 31 states and from as far away as Japan. It’s humbling to see the far-reaching impact of this little school on The Mountain.”
The school plans to build off of this year’s success and make this an annual event. But if you would like to support the school, you don’t have to wait a full year. To learn more about giving to SAS you can visit sasweb.org/give.