Swing Into the Centennial Auction - A Success

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On Saturday, Feb. 27, parents, faculty and staff gathered at Grace Farms in New Canaan for the Swing into the Centennial Auction, an elegant black-tie affair which paid tribute to our 100th anniversary. We extend our sincere gratitude to all who attended, and especially to event co-chairs Brooke Connors, Marisa DiBiasio and Claire Salvatore and the many volunteers, underwriters and donors who generously contributed time, talent and resources to make the event a huge success. View photos

Auction proceeds support everything that makes the Country School experience as special as it is, including academic, art, athletic and financial aid programs. In particular, a portion of the proceeds from the Giving Tree will support a new Middle School Commons to be constructed during summer 2016 allowing students to interact, collaborate and meet together as a division.

A highlight of the evening was when Dr. Robert P. Macrae announced a $2 million gift from Alumna Susan Haigh Carver, Class of 1951, and her husband John Carver. Read more. Watch the video.

A heartfelt video created by parents Torrance York and Libby Hudson celebrated the enduring characteristics of a Country School education. Watch the video.

“The original commitment to educating the whole child is alive and well in 2016 and the community of learners and educators is as dynamic and determined as ever,” wrote the event co-chairs in a letter to the community.

“For 100 years, teachers have dedicated their lives to igniting the flames of curiosity and challenging children to stretch farther, yet always allowing space and time for laughter, unbridled joy and friendship,” Dr. Macrae reflected.

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