Members of the MBS community gathered online on Sunday night, November 29 to celebrate the successful completion of the ambitious five-year $20 million Transforming Our Future campaign — the largest in the School’s 129-year history.
“The Morristown-Beard School community has much to be proud of and we have much to be grateful for!,” said Director of Advancement Betsy Patterson. “Thanks to the generosity of nearly 2,000 donors, our School’s historic comprehensive campaign, Transforming Our Future, has reached completion and has surpassed the goal of $20 million by 2020. This community-wide effort has raised more than $26 million, allowing the School to transform the campus, provide increased financial aid, and enhance the student experience for every student.”
Thanks to kind and generous support, the School was able to fully fund the construction of the stunning $12.6 million Math & Science Center that opened in September, 2017. Wilkie Hall is now home to an extraordinary teaching tool — Science on a Sphere, and the Simon Athletic Center and Rooke Pool have undergone significant improvements. Burke Field was re-turfed and the track was completely resurfaced. The 8,000-square foot Center for Innovation & Design opened in October, 2019 and is a state-of-the-art center bustling with creative energy and activity for both the Middle School and Upper School.
The MB Fund exceeded $1 million for the ninth year in a row and with the establishment of the Emergency COVID-19 Fund was able to support current families during this difficult time. Finally, over the past five years new gifts to scholarship and endowment surpassed $1 million.
Thanks to Head of School Peter Caldwell for his extraordinary leadership and support as well as Board President John Fay, former Board President Michael Ranger, Campaign Chair Abbie Shine Giordano, Steering Committee Co-Chair David Gately, Advancement Committee Chair Gerald Scully, and former Advancement Committee Chair Katie Simon. A special thank you to the Advancement team who helped make the campaign a success.
Our most sincere thanks to all members of the MBS community who have chosen to support this historic campaign. We are immensely grateful for your generous support!