A hallway with societal region decal reminders are seen astatine Hollywood High School successful Los Angeles connected April 27, 2021. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
CLAREMONT, Calif.—An anonymous donor has fixed astatine slightest $100 cardinal to The Webb Schools successful the largest donation ever made to an autarkic precocious schoolhouse westbound of the Mississippi, officials person announced.
The donor, a Webb alumnus, is making the acquisition “to grant his parents for their contented and sacrifices successful sending him to Webb, and arsenic a designation for Webb’s indelible interaction connected his life,” schoolhouse officials said Saturday.
The Webb Schools is the corporate sanction for 2 backstage schools for grades 9-12, founded by Thompson Webb successful 1922. The schools see Webb School of California, Vivian Webb School, and the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, the lone accredited depository of paleontology connected a precocious schoolhouse campus.
“This transformative acquisition astatine slightest $100 cardinal volition alteration Webb to dramatically grow entree to our unique, unbounded programme to the precise champion and deserving students careless of fiscal circumstance,” Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale said. “It is the azygous top enactment of philanthropy successful Webb’s history.”
The schoolhouse said the wealth volition dramatically grow its innovative acquisition programs, fortify its squad of adept educators and importantly boost pupil aid.
“When large teachers stock experiences and speech ideas, the invaluable creation of teaching becomes electric. This vigor attracts the champion and astir imaginative students anxious to beryllium challenged, some by their teachers and by each other,” the donor said. “In turn, these students spell connected to go inspired graduates coveted by the world’s champion colleges and universities. And, much importantly, students get exposed to capable of what the satellite has to connection that they are capable to find the place—be it a niche oregon an arena—where they tin marque their mark. Webb past genuinely becomes a spot wherever the opportunities are boundless.”
The acquisition is the centerpiece of Webb’s centennial campaign, called The Next 100, an effort aimed astatine generating astatine slightest $200 cardinal by 2025. The campaign, which entered its nationalist signifier Saturday, has raised much than $170 million, including the property acquisition of astatine slightest $100 million.
“I americium astounded by the donor’s generosity and excited by this gift’s committedness to alteration the lives of Webb students and teachers,” said Jim Dahler, who has been teaching astatine Webb for 34 years.