An exceptional boarding school community for boys in grades nine through twelve.

FAQ

What is the Amici Fund?
The Amici Fund is Woodberry Forest’s annual giving campaign. Gifts to the Amici Fund support our operating budget, and all Amici dollars are spent during the current fiscal year. These annual gifts are crucial to ensuring Woodberry’s mission of preparing boys for their future.

What does the Amici Fund support?
The Amici Fund supports the boys, the faculty, and the campus.  Your gift to the Amici Fund provides financial aid for deserving students, technology for classrooms, musical instruments for our fine arts department, bikes for the outdoor education team, and even funding for campus-wide community service projects.  The Amici Fund supports what Woodberry boys are doing on campus TODAY.

Woodberry Forest has an endowment and I already pay yearly tuition. Why does the school need my additional yearly gift?
It is true that Woodberry Forest’s operating budget is financed by tuition and a draw on our endowment at the rate of 5 percent on its average balance over the previous twelve quarters. However, these two sources of revenue do not fully fund the operating budget. Tuition and the draw on our endowment account for about ninety percent of our operating costs. The Amici Fund bridges the 10 percent gap between these two sources of revenue and our operating costs, helping to ensure that Woodberry is able to support the many opportunities available to the boys on campus.


Does my gift really matter? I can only make a small gift to the school.
Yes! Every gift to the school makes a difference in the lives of the boys. Every single gift demonstrates your confidence in the mission of Woodberry Forest and our commitment to educating boys. Participation in the Amici Fund is every bit as important as the amount you are able to give. Small gifts can add up quickly to have a big impact in the lives of the boys.

How do I make a gift?   
 
You can give online by going to www.woodberry.org/giving and using your credit card or PayPal. You can mail your gift to:  The Alumni and Development Office, 402 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, VA, 22989.  You may also donate stock; instructions on how to do that are included in the giving link above. If you have any questions please call or email Doug Gabbert at 540-672-6195 or doug.gabbert@woodberry.org.

I want my donation to support a particular interest, how do I designate where I would like my money to be used?
At the time that you make your gift, you may note where you would like your contribution to be applied by using one of the following designations:  Area of Greatest Need, Academics, Technology and Innovation, Faculty Development, Athletics, or Fine Arts.

Can I make a recurring gift?
It is easy to set up a recurring gift with your credit card.  Please contact Shawna Lukkes at 540-672-6030 or Shawna.lukkes@woodberry.org for more information.

What are Gold, Silver and Bronze descriptions listed in the Annual Report?
Consecutive years of giving to the Amici Fund are marked and highlighted by the following descriptions:  Gold (twenty years), Silver (ten years), and Bronze (five years).

What is Captains Club?
Captains Club is a leadership giving recognition group. You become a member in any year when you support Amici with a gift of $2,500 or more.  Younger alums who graduated up to five years ago become a member of Captains Club with a gift of $500 or more; alums who graduated between six and ten years ago become Captains Club members with a gift of $750 or more.  Woodberry hosts a special event for all Captains Club members on the Friday evening of The Game weekend each November. 

I get calls from my classmates about giving to Amici; how can I get involved in the effort?
Please get in touch with one of the following members of the Amici team below and we will help you.  We are fortunate to have loyal alumni who want to help the school.  We thank you for your willingness to help the boys that are here now and promote the mission of this special place.

Dodie Chavez ’85 dodie.chavez@woodberry.org 540-672-6036 Asstistant Director of Development 
Doug Gabbert ’08 douglas.gabbert@woodberry.org 540-672-6195 Director of the Amici Fund
Kevin Bennert ’11 kevin.bennert@woodberry.org 540-672-6034 Asstistant Director of the Annual Fund

Woodberry Forest School

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989   Phone: 540-672-3900
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.