Day of Giving 2023: It Was A Banner Day, in a Banner Year

Taft’s annual Day of Giving was a tremendous success, as alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends joined together to support all that makes Taft Taft, from arts and academics to athletics, our extraordinary campus, and the people who make us who we are.

"Thanks to the generosity of the Taft community, we exceeded our goal of raising $600,000 from 600 individual donors," notes Allison Lyman, Director of Annual Giving and Constituent Relations. "In doing so, we unlocked additional benefits for the Taft community, including a gift of $200,000 from two very generous supporters."

At the end of the day, 873 individual donors from 17 countries and 38 states rose to the Day of Giving challenge, including 153 current parents who showed their support with Parents' Fund gifts totaling $368,794. The remaining 720 donors added $407,308 to the Taft Fund (formerly the Annual Fund), bringing total giving to $776,102.

"Taft parents have always been extremely supportive of the Parents' Fund," says Director of Parent Giving Joyce Romano '92,P'14. "They are grateful for the experience their children are having at Taft, and work to support the programs and opportunities that shape that experience--we're so appreciative of their spirit and dedication. This year, we're especially grateful to the parents from the Class of 2025, who topped the charts in donor participation."

There was a bit of friendly competition among the alumni classes, as well. Making their mark this year with the highest percentage of class members participating was the Class of 1999. The Class of 1953--now gearing up for their 70th Reunion--was second, followed by the Class of 1984.

Thank you, all, and GO BIG RED!


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