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Amici: The Annual Fund
Stage Is Set for 2017 Amici Fund after Record Setting Year in 2016

Each year, gifts to the Amici Fund, Woodberry’s annual fund, go to work right away, providing more than 10 percent of the school’s operating budget. Last year’s campaign was led by two major volunteer groups. One is our alumni volunteer network, which has doubled in size, from 200 to 400, over the last three years. The other is our parent committees for each form. These current parents serve as extraordinary ambassadors for the school, reaching out to fellow parents, educating them about the Amici Fund, and encouraging them to support their son’s Woodberry experience with an Amici gift of their own.

Thanks to the incredible work by these volunteers, giving to the Amici Fund increased last year for the fifth consecutive year, and participation continued to climb among alumni and parents alike. Here are a few highlights from the campaign:

  • More than $3.4 million was contributed for Woodberry — a 7 percent increase over the year prior year
  • 3,216 alumni donated — the first time in school history more than 3,000 contributed
  • 60 percent of alumni and 96 percent of current parents contributed

Thanks to your unprecedented support of the Amici Fund, each of these areas — financial aid, investment in faculty and staff, academic resources and development, athletic programming, and fine arts — will be all the stronger. We’re deeply grateful for your dedication, generosity, and love of Woodberry Forest School as together we strive to provide boys what they need for their future during the upcoming 2017 Amici Fund. 

Supporting Amici and Why It Matters

One of the best-established traditions at Woodberry Forest School is its culture of philanthropy -- the tendency of those who admire the school to support it financially year, after year. Woodberry's ongoing comprehensive annual fund raising initiative, is to increase the level of annual giving the school receives from alumni, parents, and friends. Working together, these constituencies currently contribute more than $3.2 million to the Amici Fund, one of the most impressive performances among independent school annual funds in the nation. An incredible 55 percent of our alumni and 94 percent of current parents participated in this milestone achievement. 
The importance of gifts to the Amici Fund cannot be overemphasized: they provide more than 10% of the school’s program costs each year. Without this support, the school would be hard-pressed to offer competitive salaries to its faculty or much-needed financial aid to deserving students. 
Annual gifts, whether large or small, have true power. They are integral to Woodberry Forest’s character, and through the Amici Fund, everyone who loves Woodberry can contribute in a real way to strengthening and enriching it.


At Woodberry, we welcome participation by our alumni and offer many opportunities for their continued involvement in the school. Descriptions of several volunteer assignments follows
Class Agent: Class agents serve as the liaison between the Alumni Office and their classmates. They update their classmates' contact information; convey news of births, deaths, marriages, and general sentiments about Woodberry; encourage classmates to participate in Woodberry activities; and solicit gifts from their classmates to the Amici Fund.
Reunion Committeemen: Reunion committeemen serve as "cheerleaders" during a particular alumni reunion year by reaching out to classmates and encouraging them to attend reunion festivities.
Phonathon Dialers: Phonathon dialers donate their time to make calls to members of the Woodberry family. They update alumni, parents, or friends about upcoming school events and fundraising drives.
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact: 

Douglas Gabbert
Director of the Amici 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.