More than 6,000 faithful alumni,
parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends
participated in Our Strong Band.
To Commemorate Our Strong Band
Woodberry Forest School concluded its Our Strong
Band campaign on December 31, 2012, raising
$111,187,881 in the most ambitious and successful
comprehensive campaign in school history.
The need for the campaign grew out of the school’s
strategic planning process, which identified the challenges Woodberry would need to meet in order to retain its position among the nation’s leading boarding schools:
• Attract exceptional students in an era of increase competition
• Recruit outstanding faculty, pay them competitive salaries, and offer them attractive professional development opportunities
• Enhance the school’s facilities for science,
residential life, and athletics
• Ensure that Woodberry remains affordable for the families of our students
School leaders determined that meeting these
challenges would require significant additional funding
— at least $100 million — which could only be attained
through an unprecedented, multi-year campaign
engaging all members of the Woodberry constituency.