Ashley Hall closed out a very successful Loyalty Fund year on June 30, 2016. It is with deep gratitude that we report the following:
The $1,075,000 goal was not only met, but surpassed for a total of $1,133,210.
In addition, participation from current Ashley Hall parents hit 66%, an increase of 11% over last year.
100%: Board of Trustees
100%: Faculty and Staff
100%: Senior Class of 2016
66%: Current Parents
76%: Parent Participation from the Class of 2016
87%: Parents’ Association Board
100%: Alumnae Association Board
Top Reunion Class giving came from the Class of 1966 at 64%, Class of 1971 at 54% and Class of 1976 at 43%.
The Class of 1976 lovingly created a scholarship for a deserving student in honor of their beloved classmate and Ashley Hall faculty member of 15years, Mary B. Webb ’76. Class members and friends of the Class of 1976 raised $28,521 to create a scholarship in Mary’s name. PQV Class of 1976!
On behalf of the entire Ashley Hall community, we extend a heartfelt thank you. Your Loyalty Fund gift supports every student, every division, every faculty member, and every program at Ashley Hall.
The Loyalty Fund
In support of self discovery, scholastic excellence, service and sisterhood.
The Early Education Center’s Reggio Emilio Curriculum Lower School Student Driven “Center Based” Art Program Health and Wellness Programs Athletics Needs – field upkeep, uniforms and equipment
Enhanced Robotics Program Junior Internships and Senior Projects Model United Nations Curriculum-Based International Travel Programs
Kindergarten Sea Turtle Hospital Partnership Lower School Bee Cause Program Intermediate School Clean Water Ways Initiative Compass Rose Partnership with Meeting Street Academy
Big Sister/Little Sister Events Championship Athletic Programs Intramural Purple and White Activities Alumnae Life-Long Learning and Volunteer Opportunities
Tickets are now on sale for Ashley Hall’s spring celebration, Bingo & Ballroom, which takes place Saturday night, March 5, at Memminger Auditorium. At this rollicking event, enjoy vintage cocktails and classic hors ‘oeuvres in the cocktail lounge; a sumptuous, retro buffet dinner by Cru Catering with desserts, wine, beer and champagne; all bingo rounds with legendary entertainer Billy Bingo of Sea Island fame with a chance to win prizes; dancing to party orchestra, Big Blast and the Party Masters; and complimentary parking. Try for a chance to win a trip to New York in the rat-pack inspired Grand Raffle…or choose from among a carefully selected set of dazzling auction prizes in our live and silent auctions. Event proceeds benefit faculty and curriculum development.
The Ashley Hall experience has been very special for the Nistads, which is why we agreed to co-chair this year’s Loyalty Fund. Joining us as co-chairs are Pete and Kathy Nistad (grand-parents) and Kevin and Jennifer Nistad McCooey ’99.
Extraordinary opportunities for our family have been made possible in large part by the Loyalty Fund. Our older daughter, McCrae, is a Senior this year. She played four years of varsity tennis and has been on the lacrosse team since its inception. She also was a crew member on the Roseway for the Offshore Leadership Program and a four-year participant in the Model United Nations Conference at William & Mary College. Mason, our 6th grader, learned to play the violin and is becoming a skilled volleyball player. She is looking forward to all of the extraordinary opportunities, like the Roseway, that lay ahead.
We see our Loyalty Fund support at work on a daily basis, and want to preserve those opportunities – not only for our girls, but for all the students at Ashley Hall who are well on their way to becoming “rock stars.”
-Cameron and Gunnar Nistad
“I would like to thank the Loyalty Fund for allowing me to teach the joy of learning. Through the Loyalty Fund, I can teach innovative, hands-on, exploratory lessons which capture the students’ interest. I love seeing students challenged and the enthusiasm they experience when they solve a problem! Programming comes alive with the Arduino microcontrollers! Robotics allows the girls to think critically to solve problems! Because of the Loyalty Fund, our students are exposed to these unique subjects which they may choose to pursue as a career. The love of learning can incite interest in a future career. – Ashley Cook, Ashley Hall Faculty Member
Please join the Ashley Hall Parents’ Association for
ARTS + CRAFTS: A Festive Fall Rooftop Party
Thursday, November 5 | 6:30pm-9:00pm
Local Cuisine Courtesy of:
Nick’s Original Walk-Up BBQ, SOL Southwest Kitchen and Artisan Meat Share as well as Craft Beer Tasting with Delicious Seasonal Brews from Palmetto Brewery plus a specially-curated arts auction featuring artwork by Ashley Hall students and faculty.