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Join Austin Prep May 28 for Annual Day of Giving

Join Austin Prep May 28 for Annual Day of Giving

Austin Preparatory School invites all parents, faculty, staff, alumni, past parents, grandparents and friends to support the School on their annual Day of Giving, slated to take place Thursday, May 28.

The second annual Austin Prep Day of Giving is a concentrated, community-wide fundraising initiative to help bolster the Annual Fund. This year, given the unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the day will focus on securing vital support for annual operational needs, including expanding safety and health procedures, continuing the professional development of our faculty in the best practices of distance learning, investing in technology that supports remote teaching and learning, and increasing the level of support for families in need of financial assistance to prevent the interruption of any student’s education.

“As we move forward through these challenging times and plan for the future, our community – particularly our students and their teachers – are at the forefront of our remote learning strategies and planning efforts.” Headmaster James Hickey, Ph.D. P’22, ’23, ’24 said. “This year’s Day of Giving will have an even greater impact as we look forward to a return to campus and an expansion of our efforts to provide immediate tuition assistance to current students and families facing increased hardship and financial difficulties. At this time, our families need us more than ever.”

To initiate and provide leadership for this year’s Day of Giving, the Austin Prep Board of Trustees have made a commitment of $45,000 to kick start the fundraising campaign.  

“The Austin Prep community has come together in innovative and inspiring ways to confront our most urgent challenges, and we are immensely proud of how we have risen to the challenge presented by the pandemic.” Board of Trustees Chair Daniel Bouchard, P’10, ’14, ’15 said. “As a Board, our spirit is inspired, strong, and optimistic. We are clearly united around the issues facing our community, and the Day of Giving is an opportunity to keep Austin Prep families together, when it matters most.”

While the Day of Giving does not official commence until May 28, supporters can visit https://www.austinprep.org/support-austin-prep/dayofgiving now to make a tax-deductible gift to Austin Prep. Gifts can also be mailed to Austin Prep, c/o The Office of External Affairs, 101 Willow Street, Reading, Ma. 01867. For more information on the Day of Giving, contact Susan Belanger, Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs at sbelanger@austinprep.org or (781) 944-4900 x817.