On June 10, 2020, Blair students, parents, grandparents, alumni, Trustees, faculty, staff and friends celebrated Blair’s commitment to being “all in” and “all together” on the School’s fifth-annual Day of Giving.
One of the many things that makes Blair special is that so many people connected to the School realize just how special and extraordinary the Blair experience is, explained Director of Annual Giving Colleen McNulty P’18 ’20, who organized the Day of Giving.
“We all have so many different reasons for supporting Blair,” she said. “Some of us loved our experiences as students or are grateful for the opportunities our own children or grandchildren have had. Others have spent their careers teaching and working at Blair because they believe our graduates will go on to change the world. And even those loosely connected, who came to a Society of Skeptics lecture or a musical performance, felt the community’s warmth and unity and want to do something to support that. We are deeply grateful to everyone who made a contribution.”
Over the course of the day, the advancement office staff and Blair volunteers made connections via the telephone and social media asking for support of the Blair Fund and the newly established Blair Academy COVID-19 Relief Fund. As the global pandemic continues to impact people’s health and livelihoods around the globe, Blair is committed to providing increased financial aid to families who need it and supporting other critical needs, including support of Blair’s dedicated faculty and increased healthcare and technology resources.