“Our computer science program is truly amazing as a differentiator more than any other school.”
Impact: Philanthropy in Action 2021-22
If you could use only one word you would use to describe our School, what would it be?
In a recent visioning exercise led by Little — the design firm helping us to define our hopes and dreams as we think of health and wellness in the context of a whole-child education — students, parents, and employees were asked to answer this same question.
Almost 33% of participants chose a word like “community” or “family.” Did you also think of a similar word?
It’s this sense of shared humanity, of community, that defines St. Anne’s-Belfield. I see it each day in our students as they interact with their peers. I see it among our faculty and staff as they teach our students about what it means to be a visionary leader and exemplary citizen, in ways both large and small. I see it in my colleagues, who have reached far beyond what many would imagine possible to reinvent our School. And I see it in the generosity of donors like you, who make it all possible.
Thank you for being a vital part of our St. Anne’s-Belfield community. While I have many words I could use to describe you and your annual gift to the school, the word I would like to choose is impactful.
This Impact: Philanthropy Report 2021-22 tells the stories of a few of the many ways your gift to The Fund for St. Anne’s-Belfield has supported our students this past year. In reading through these stories, I hope you will be as energized and impressed by our young people, and the teachers that inspire them, as I am. Your gift truly touched every corner of our community.
Thank you, and Go Saints!
Dr. Autumn A. Graves, P ’33, ’35
Head of School
“I want students to leave my class as confident users of math with the ability to problem-solve independently and as part of a group.”
“Being able to help craft an experience with these young people spending time with each other and sharing their intimate thoughts of self-reflection worked much better than I could have dreamed of.”
“I thought the programs helped us ask some important questions about ourselves — What is an inclusive community? What’s not? What’s the importance of an inclusive community at St. Anne’s-Belfield?”
“There is always something to explore, something to observe, something to touch, or something to imagine with. The indoor classroom does offer unique opportunities, but at the end of the day, you are limited to the items that are inside your space. Outside is limitless.”
“We knew Katie would have an impact on everyone she touched, but the importance of what she has accomplished and why it is so important is still spoken about on our campus daily.”
Sophia Hunt '15
"The act of giving reflects a larger appreciation of and care for the well-being of our alma mater. More importantly, when we as alumni each pitch in, our collective effort has the multiplicative power to uplift and further the vision of St. Anne’s Belfield."
Kevin Zeithaml '11
"I give to St. Anne's-Belfield because of the countless hours the faculty and staff poured into my growth and future success. Their work and the lessons they taught me continue to inspire and challenge me. My gift is how I ensure future generations can benefit from world-class educators as I did."
Caitlin Thomson, Parent '36
5th Grade Faculty
"We know firsthand that St. Anne's-Belfield supports their teachers, and we see how the students directly benefit from this. We feel so fortunate that our family is a part of this teaching and learning community.”
Maria and Ryan Gall, Parents '31 '34, '36
"We volunteer and give to the School because we believe in the people. The staff, faculty, and administrators make St. Anne’s-Belfield such a remarkable community and we want to do whatever we can to support them.”
East He '12
“My gift to the community speaks to my gratitude, and also my hope that our school grows into an exemplary institution, where every student can be a part of it.”
Myron Ripley '86
"A planned gift is one way in which I have the opportunity to define that legacy and help the next “Myron” experience a world class education in a loving environment."