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The Our Strong Band campaign took its name from the first line of the school song, “Amici”, in a celebration

of the loyalty and devotion of Woodberry’s extended

family. Led with vision, passion, and energy by

Headmaster Dennis Campbell and John Baker ’66, chair

of the Campaign Executive Committee, campaign

fundraising began on January 1, 2005. The effort got off

to a fast start when trustees of the R. B. Terry Charitable

Foundation stepped forward with a groundbreaking

leadership gift. The campaign entered its public

phase on November 8, 2008, during a gala kickoff for

hundreds of guests. Despite the economic downturn,

Our Strong Band continued to make steady progress.


By the close of the campaign, more than 6000 faithful

alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends

had participated — their donations ranging from

small Amici Fund contributions to multi-million-dollar

pledges. Our Strong Band positions Woodberry Forest

School as one of a very few independent schools with

the resources necessary to chart a visionary course

toward a strong and vibrant future. As we tell the campaign’s story — we pay tribute to

every one of you who helped to make it a

resounding success.



Our Strong Band

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