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A Message from the Campaign Co-Chairs
Posted 09/12/2014 09:35AM

June 30, 2014 marked both the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year and the conclusion of the initial two-year quiet phase of Riverdale's R+ comprehensive campaign. As co-chairs of the campaign, we are honored to provide some context for this historic undertaking, which is in keeping with our school's long tradition of innovation.

The theme of this initiative, which will run through 2019, is "Inspiring Education." We are delighted to report that even before the start of this more public phase, we have raised nearly 45% of the $100 million campaign goal. This has been secured through annual support, planned gifts, and leadership commitments to financial aid, programmatic and professional development, and improved facilities on both campuses. Thanks to all the members of our community who have participated, we are very much on track as we prepare to launch the campaign this fall.

For Riverdale to lead, we must build unparalleled learning environments and inspire the very best people--students and teachers alike--to work, live, and thrive. R+ provides an opportunity for each of us to engage with this goal, to stretch our inclination to give back, and to work together to make Riverdale an even greater place to learn and teach. Every gift to Riverdale during the seven years of the campaign (July 1, 2012 through June 31, 2019) counts in our campaign totals.

The R+ campaign offers members of our community myriad opportunities to connect with their particular interests. Participation will be the true measure of our success. For many people in the Riverdale community, the most appropriate campaign contribution will be annual gifts in each year of the campaign, at a higher level than in the past. In aggregate, Annual Fund gifts will likely comprise the largest share of campaign support.

As we close one critical phase of the campaign and enter another, we recognize everyone who has already contributed to this endeavor and helped make such tremendous progress in so short a time. Together, we are all stewards of Riverdale's future and, with your continued enthusiasm and commitment, that future will be remarkable.


Jane Lisman Katz '65; P'01
Linda Lindenbaum '54; P'77, '81; GP'05, '07, '11, '15, '19, '20
Tom & Janet Montag P'11, '13, '18
David '80 & Deborah Roberts P'06, '08, '12
Jamie Alexander Tisch P'16, '18, '18

For More Information

Robin Gottlieb
Director of Alumni Affairs and Institutional Engagement

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