School NewsMar 1, 2021

updated Mar 3, 2021

Community meets school needs during “Month of Love”

Miss Hall’s friends and family contributed more than $100,000 to meet tangible needs related to COVID-19

(Meredith Hall ’20)

Responding to the extraordinary demands of safely educating students during a pandemic, the Miss Hall’s community came together in February 2021 and raised more than $100,000.

Merritt Colaizzi

The ability to live and learn on campus this year has meant everything to our students. Supporting that, though, has required tremendous adjustments to the School: new air filtration systems, COVID testing and protective equipment for faculty and staff, software licenses for online learning, even additional fuel for the fire pit to enable more outdoor gatherings.

Throughout February, and especially during a focused giving day on February 17, donors offset the cost of 184 specific items through Annual Fund contributions totaling $105,985.

In addition to the tangible needs noted above, a number of gifts supported programmatic needs like new on-demand medical staff and training for the Miss Hall’s Incident Response Team. Special funds were also contributed in memory of former faculty Madge Buerger and Sarah McFarland.

At the conclusion of the February 17 giving day, we gathered for a moment of gratitude, celebration, and mindfulness in the Greenhouse. “Family, friends, faculty, and staff have stepped forward throughout this entire month," said Head of School Julia Heaton P’24. "I want to thank everybody who contributed to keep the Miss Hall’s community healthy and safe and to helping our students thrive.”

We are so thankful for the generosity and commitment displayed by our community this year, and especially by the 72 donors who contributed during our “Month of Love.”