On November 27, Chatham Hall celebrated #GivingTuesday, a global giving day.
Alumnae, parents, and friends, as well as teachers and students here on campus, showed their appreciation for the School by making a gift or pledge to this year’s Annual Fund. It was another strong year of participation thanks to the Purple and Gold Challenge, pitting the teams against each other to have the most donors by the end of the day. When all was said and done, the Purple team won with 178 donors, while the Gold team closely trailed with 154.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Chatham Hall extends a sincere thanks to all 332 participants who made a gift or pledge to the Annual Fund. The generosity of those donors, and the support their gifts offer, make an invaluable impact on daily life at Chatham Hall. An additional thanks to those community members, students and teachers alike, who stopped by the Well to write notes of encouragement to recent alumnae in college.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.