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On Thursday, February 22, the entire Woodberry community— students, alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff — will unite for OneWoodberry to celebrate all that makes Tiger Nation so special. Tigers from all over the world can participate in a series of programs and activities, many of which will be hosted by Woodberry boys, including classes, athletic events, club meetings, new construction tours, career networking interviews, alumni/parent product spotlights, and more!
 
Mark your calendars to join the OneWoodberry fun and philanthropy on Thursday, February 22, and let your Tiger spirit ROAR! Please note that gifts made now count just the same as gifts on OneWoodberry.
Visit woodberry.org/regional-chapters-and-events to see what is happening in your area for OneWoodberry!

 
What is OneWoodberry?

  • OneWoodberry is the school's yearly celebration where the global Woodberry community comes together to promote and support the people and programs that The Amici Fund enhances and brings to life.
  • OneWoodberry is both an on-campus and off-campus event typically held each year in February.
  • OneWoodberry originated as Tiger Day, then March Matchness, followed by a Week for Woodberry, and then officially began as OneWoodberry in 2017.
 
Please check out the previous seven years of OneWoodberry to see how the day has evolved into the current 2024 version.
 

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  • OneWoodberry 2023

    OneWoodberry 2023 Recap 

    Thank you for making OneWoodberry 2023 an incredible day. By the end of February 23 we had received 3,314 gifts to the Amici Fund totaling $2,861,906. In the two weeks since February 23, we’ve received dozens of additional gifts, bringing total contributions so far to this year’s Amici Fund to $3,231,205. This year's fund will continue to receive gifts until June 30.
     
    It was wonderful to see so many of you gather at events around the country, and to welcome alumni volunteers to campus, including Lee Dudley ’18 and Will Wallace ’18. A special thank you to Richard Upchurch ’92 for visiting with the Robotics Team, Zach King ’02 for speaking to the Caucus and the Entrepreneurship Club, and to Andrew Woodin ’04 for meeting with students, participating in a virtual young alumni networking session with Charlton deSaussure ’04 and Trevor Slaven ’04, and then speaking at our Friday morning assembly about The Road to Galena, a feature film he produced with support from several of his classmates.
     
    Your gifts provide immediate funding for every aspect of the Woodberry experience — tuition assistance to current students, paying for the programs that make Woodberry unique, and sustaining the school’s incredible faculty and staff. OneWoodberry and the Amici Fund are instrumental in meeting the goals of the Campaign for the Boys, with a particular focus on supporting the experience of boys here now.
     
    If you weren’t able to tune in live during OneWoodberry, particular highlights included a performance by The Dozen, a visit to Jim Reid’s Biology class, and a hot sauce competition at lunch. We’re grateful to Edmund McIlhenny '63; Smith Anderson ’77; John Gillespie ’85 (father of Kav Gillespie ’14) and Scott Gillespie ’91 (father of Fletcher Gillespie ’23, Charlie Gillespie ’26, and Sam Gillespie ’26); Webb Milward ’99; Zach King ’02; and Ames Russell, father of Sam Russell ’12, for contributing their sauces for our brave student, faculty, staff, and alumni taste testers.

    Thank you again to all of the Tigers who supported OneWoodberry, the Amici Fund, and the Campaign for the Boys!
  • OneWoodberry 2022

    Recap
    OneWoodberry 2022 was one for the record books. We accomplished our goals of collecting gifts from 3500 donors and raising 3 Million Dollars from the Tiger nation. We ended up with 3,582 donors and $3,441,617 raised which was a record amount for a OneWoodberry Campaign.

    Tiger Roar
    Lynn Bache put so much spirit into the day as she dressed not only herself, but the entire Fir Tree with a Tiger/Woodberry theme. She capped it off with a peppy cheer and a clever roar, and for that, it was hard not to call her the best in show. Honorable mention to Will Fletcher ’06 and his adorable family for their creativity and to Ned Leahy for his accuracy in replicating an actual Tiger’s roar. 

    Show Your Stripes
    Thomas Hall ’98 of Richmond dressed to impress with his striped suit. He literally showed his stripes. Honorable mention to Jamie Alexander and Woodberry’s own Chris Holmes. 

    Reese’s Pieces Guess Jar 
    Thomas Perry ’24 of Charlotte pulled the Archimedes Circle Theorem straight from Matthew Keating’s class to claim victory. 

    The correct amount of Reese’s Pieces in the jar was 4,094. Thomas’s guess of 4,127 was the closest of everyone who played! Reid Hood ’22 earned second place with his guess of 4,200, and Pen Oldham received third place with his guess of 4,218. 

    Thanks to everyone again for showing such enthusiastic Tiger spirit. And thank you to the entire community for all the spirit and support you showed for our school. 
  • OneWoodberry 2021

    • Goal: 3,000 donors
    Results and Key Figures:
    • 3,687 donors
    • $2,934,073 donated
    • 51 Advocates (Class Challenge Gifts)
    • North Carolina Triangle Regional Association had the most gifts of any region (339)
    • Gifts from 48 different states
    • Virginia slightly edged North Carolina for the most gifts from any state (952-922)
  • OneWoodberry 2020

    • Goal: 3,000 donors
    Results and Key Figures:
    • 3,568 donors
    • $2,225,794 donated
    • 34 Advocates (Class Challenge Gifts)
    • North Carolina Triangle Regional Association had the most gifts of any region (355)
    • Gifts from 48 different states
    • Virginia slightly edged North Carolina for the most gifts from any state (865-842)
  • OneWoodberry 2019

    • Goal: 3,000 donors
    Results and Key Figures:
    • 3,880 donors
    • $2,169,687 donated
    • 62 Advocates (Class Challenge Gifts)
    • Charlottesville Regional Association had the most gifts of any region (355)
    • Gifts from 49 different states
    • Virginia slightly edged North Carolina for the most gifts from any state (971-876)
  • OneWoodberry 2018

    • Goal: 2,000 alumni donors
    Results and Key Figures:
    • 2,946 donors
    • $1,506,120 donated
    • 47 Advocates (Class Challenge Gifts)
    • Charlottesville Regional Association had the most gifts of any region (300)
    • Gifts from 47 different states
    • Virginia slightly edged North Carolina for the most gifts from any state (658-645)
  • OneWoodberry 2017

    • Goal: 1,000 alumni donors
    Results and Key Figures:
    • 2,539 donors
    • $1,183,610 donated
    • 57 Advocates (Class Challenge Gifts)
    • Washington D.C. Regional Association had the most gifts of any region (233)
    • Gifts from 45 different states
    • North Carolina slightly edged Virginia for the most gifts from any state (464-459)
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