Founders Day: A Day of Giving is Monday, March 8, 2021
Join us for our 6th annual Founders Day and help us unlock $50,000 for Thayer! All gifts made now through March 8 count toward our Founders Day goals.
Two anonymous donors are generously sponsoring a challenge grant to inspire the Thayer community. For every donor who makes a gift of any amount, the school will receive an additional $50 donation, up to a maximum of $50,000.
Middle School Legacy Class of '25 Parent & Guardian Challenge!
Middle School Legacy Gift Committee members will donate an additional $100 for every Middle School Legacy Founder’s Day gift from Class of 2025 Parents & Guardians, up to $5,000!
Senior Legacy Class of '21 Parent & Guardian Challenge!
An anonymous donor from the Class of ‘21 will donate an additional $100 for every Senior Legacy Founder’s Day gift from Class of 2021 Parents & Guardians, up to $5,000!
The Ultimate Thayer Experience!
One lucky donor will win the ultimate Thayer experience! This is an exclusive opportunity to be one of a limited few who have ascended the tower stairs in Main to experience the panoramic campus view and see the bell and inner workings of the clock up close. The winner plus one guest will be escorted to the tower at a mutually agreed upon time. Photos are encouraged, and the lucky individuals will get to add their signatures to the many this space has collected over the years. You can even help wind the clock! The winner will be randomly selected the morning after Founders Day and announced with our final results.
Early Bird Giveaway!
Be one of our first donors today and win an Academy Neck Gaiter! Make your gift before10 am. Fifteen donors will be selected at random at the close of the hour.
Foss Farms Marinara Giveaway
If you love healthy, natural foods, make your gift by 12 p.m. for a chance to win a care package of Foss Farms Marinara, crafted by Thayer’s own Chef Doug Foss P ‘23, ‘26. Foss Farms Marinara can be found all over Cape Cod and the South Shore as well as in the kitchen of Boston Children’s Hospital. Three donors will be selected at random at the close of the hour.
The Voice of Thayer Giveaway
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to have your outgoing message recorded by Thayer’s own Mr. Murph — “The Voice of Thayer Academy.” Make your gift by 2 p.m. to be included in the random selection of one donor at the close of the hour.
Social Follower Giveaway!
Our Academy Neck Gaiter Giveaway was just announced on social media. Make your gift by 3 p.m. for a chance to win one of 15 Academy Neck Gaiters. Show your Tiger Pride with your face covering!
Faculty-Led Book Discussion Giveaway
Calling all bibliophiles! Make your gift now to win the chance to gather your book club (or a small group of friends) for a discussion led by a Thayer faculty member. At the close of the hour, one donor will be randomly selected to choose from the faculty / book titles below. The discussion will be held virtually at a mutually convenient time.
Southworth Library Director Sara Kelley-Mudie
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Upper School English Faculty Jordan Evans
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, or Educated by Tara Westover.
The sun has gone down, but we’re still going! Last call for our Academy Neck Gaiters. Make your gift by 7 p.m. to win one of 15.
Night Owl Giveaway
Still following along? Haven’t had a chance yet to show your Tiger Pride? Make your gift by 10 p.m. for a chance to win our Night Owl Giveaway. One random donor will be selected at the close of the hour to pick any item from our campus store.
Student Dress Down Day
Show your Parent Tiger Pride by supporting Thayer on Founders Day! If 250 current parents/guardians or more make a gift, students will receive a free dress down day.
Coach Rubeor's Challenge: 100% Lacrosse Parent / Guardian Participation
Coach Rubeor is challenging lacrosse parents / guardians to support Founders Day with 100% participation!
Madison Chambers and Tom Logue, Class of 2012, are generously sponsoring a challenge grant for the Justin A. Lloyd Fund ‘12 in memory of our best friend Justin Lloyd. If this challenge surpasses 25 donors Madison and Tom will donate $500. Please note “Justin Lloyd” in the text box on the gift form.
Matching Challenge - Let's Go Class of 2002!
Matching Challenge - Let's go, Great '08!
Alumni ’79 Challenge
Michael and Rachael are matching $25 for every alumni ’79 gift, up to $500 in total
Matching Challenge - Class of '92!
For the first 10 members of the class of 1992 who make a gift today, I will match your gift with $50. I hope to see ‘92 represented on the leaderboard!