It’s game on for the classes of 1989 through 2020 at Blair Academy and Peddie School: The annual Peddie Challenge is underway! From today through Friday, October 30, the rivals are competing to see which school can achieve the highest participation in its annual fund among alumni who once competed for the Kelley-Potter Cup. The winner—to be announced on Peddie Day, November 7—not only realizes a boost to its annual fund, but also earns bragging rights for the year.
Director of Annual Giving Colleen McNulty and Assistant Director of Annual Giving Kristine Scialla are spearheading the Peddie Challenge, which began in 2011 as a way to help alumni experience the excitement that precedes the schools’ fall athletic competitions. “We’ll share photos and reminiscences of past Peddie Days with alumni this week, and graduates from each decade will recognize some familiar faces and relive the fun of Peddie Day,” Mrs. Scialla said.
Noting that Blair Fund gifts help fund traditions like Peddie Day activities, Society of Skeptics lectures and much more on Blair’s campus, Mrs. McNulty encouraged Blair alums from the past 30 years to consider participating in the Peddie Challenge. “Every gift we receive this week will support the unique experiences that make a Blair education truly life-changing for our students,” she said. “Participation is key to winning the Peddie Challenge, but even more importantly, it is key to giving our students outstanding educational opportunities.”
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