2011-2012 Annual Report ON GIVING
This year’s theme, “A Foundation for Life,” was used throughout the 150th Anniversary year that culminated with the grand Sesquicentennial Gala that occurred in May. We hope many of you were able to participate in the 150th Anniversary festivities in some way, as they were truly memorable for every member of our Pingry community.
The Sesquicentennial year surpassed our expectations by all accounts. Total giving to Pingry reached a record $12,495,292 in gifts and pledges, which is a 21% increase over last year’s totals. The Pingry Fund surpassed its monetary goal by 8% and raised a record $2.69 million. Thanks to a wonderful Parent Participation Challenge for the Fund, we increased current parent participation by 18 percentage points to reach 79%! Alumni participation increased to 19%, and faculty and staff participation reached 92%—one of the highest levels in recent years. The Senior Class also caught the philanthropy bug, achieving 100% participation in The Pingry Fund for the first time in history. Additionally, Pingry took the 150th Anniversary “on the road” to 15 cities across the country, and we hosted more than 2,800 people (another record!) at our events at home and nationwide, including the Gala. To all the volunteers, faculty, and staff who made phone calls, planned, hosted and attended events, and supported the school in myriad ways to make this all possible, please accept our deepest gratitude.
In addition to the dedication and hard work of our volunteers and employees, these giving records could not have been reached without the generous financial support of our alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, the Senior Class, and friends—you are the reason why Pingry is able to thrive and provide our students with “A Foundation for Life,” just as Dr. Pingry envisioned 150 years ago. Here’s to the next 150 years!
Maxima reverentia pueris debetur.
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