Construction of Woodberry Forest School's new dining, math, and computer science facility entered a new phase on April 21, 2014, when a crane arrived to begin the process of lifting steel beams to form the building's framework. Excitement is building on campus as the outlines of the structure appear and details about a major gift in support of the project are announced.
The R. B. Terry Charitable Foundation of High Point, North Carolina, made an unrestricted gift of $20 million to provide partial capital funding for the $24 million project as well as to enhance the school's endowment for financial aid and faculty support. Woodberry's board of trustees voted to recognize this gift by naming the dining hall in honor of Randall B. Terry. The foundation, created by Randall B. Terry, Jr. ’53, a newspaper publisher and Woodberry Forest School trustee who died in 2004, has previously aided Woodberry Forest School by establishing scholarships, funding faculty compensation, and building facilities for athletics and science.
“Randall Terry liked to think big and to get things done,” said Headmaster Dennis Campbell. “He was a great believer in young people, and he saw Woodberry as a key to the future of the nation.”
“We are deeply grateful to the directors of the Terry Foundation for this extraordinary gift, which will play a major role in sustaining the Woodberry experience for future generations of students and faculty,” said Woodberry board chairman Sion Boney ’74 of Hillsdale, New York.
for the new building or watch the construction in action on the live webcam