July 1, 2022
Dear Viewpoint Community,
The 2021–22 school year was a historic one at Viewpoint. Not only did we celebrate six decades of preparing students for extraordinary futures, but our giving community broke every possible record, propelling us to a banner year of philanthropic success.
On behalf of our Head of School Mark McKee and our Board of Trustees, I am proud to report that the Viewpoint Fund campaign was also met with tremendous success, culminating in $2.7 million raised. This represents $600,000 in year-over-year growth and reflects the inexhaustible efforts of Director of the Viewpoint Fund, Jennifer Townes, under whose leadership the Fund has grown by nearly $1 million in just two years.
Our 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee took place on May 7, 2022, at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and it exceeded our expectations. Trudy Baylock, our newly promoted Major Gifts Officer, recruited an amazing team of volunteers, benefit committee members, and auction donors to produce an unforgettable evening that marked sixty years of educational excellence while highlighting the generosity of the Viewpoint community: the event netted a remarkable $1 million for athletic, fitness, and wellness initiatives, including the Peak Performance Center.
Altogether, last year’s fundraising efforts yielded $4.1 million for the School.
Giving is a hallmark of Viewpoint. It enables us to bridge the gap between tuition and fees and the actual cost of a Viewpoint education, bolstering our ability to provide leading-edge opportunities that foster the growth and world-readiness of our students. Last year, for the first time in our history, we offered the option to designate gifts made to the Viewpoint Fund. Now, gifts may be designated to support essential programming ranging from arts, athletics, and academics to wellness initiatives, faculty development, and financial aid. And we are continuing to develop innovative approaches to fundraising, providing new avenues for donors to give in ways that are meaningful to them.
As we build on our first six decades, we are so fortunate to have a forward-looking community of parents, grandparents, trustees, alumni, and staff who grasp the power of giving to effect change. Together, we are shaping an enduring culture of philanthropy that reflects our Head of School’s vision of a school unified in diversity, and a world where education changes lives. Thank you for your dedication to making Viewpoint a place where tradition connects us and innovation propels us, and where each student is given the space and pathways to develop the skills, mindset, and resilience necessary not just to live in the world, but to make it better.
Maureen M. Nash
Assistant Head of School for External Affairs