On June 11, we held our inaugural Conway Grows! online giving day. Our goal was to raise more than $21,000; with the support of generous donors, we surpassed that goal by more than 25%, raising over $27,000 for the Annual Fund. This overwhelming show of support included gifts from over one hundred different donors, including alums representing thirty-three different classes across all five decades of the school’s operation.
The success of the Conway Grows! event will have a direct, meaningful impact on our preparations for next school year including enhancing our capacity to offer grants to incoming students, schedule expert guest consultants and lecturers further in advance, and provide lower, subsidized project fees to deserving applicants. The end result of all of these is even better, more affordable education available to a greater number of highly-qualified students and better accessibility to our design and planning services for clients who most need them.
On behalf of the entire staff, faculty, board of trustees, and students, we wish to thank our donors for their extraordinary generosity. This successful Conway Grows! serves as a fitting punctuation mark to end a year of memorable, positive changes for the Conway School, including the move into our new long-term home in Northampton.