Sweet Briar’s March Days of Giving bring unprecedented results

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Amy Ostroth

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Each year, Sweet Briar College celebrates its March Days of Giving. This year, the College began the month with three goals: to raise $500,000 on March 1; to raise another $500,000 between March 2 and 10; and to have 2,000 individual donors before the end of the month.

The extended Sweet Briar community met the first goal, raising $567,166 on March 1. Alumnae, students, parents and friends rose to the second challenge, too, helped by a matching gift from an anonymous alumna and her family foundation, raising considerably more than $500,000 and doing it two days ahead of schedule, on March 8.

In total, through March 10, the Sweet Briar family raised $2,045,861, a record-breaking achievement. This is a significant increase over the preliminary results announced earlier this month.

In announcing these achievements to the community, President Meredith Woo expressed her gratitude. “Without your support, these accomplishments would not be possible,” she said.

The College has made remarkable progress toward its third goal as well, having received gifts from 1,144 donors so far in March. Gifts in support of that goal can be made through March 31 at sbc.edu/give.