We're pleased to say great progress was made in this first year of implementation. Among newly completed items, achieving our target of securing $2 million in pledges to the endowment toward a goal of $10 million by 2022, and raising more than $562,000 in unrestricted Annual Fund giving, exceeding our goal of $500,000.
For more than 60 years, the mission of Spartanburg Day School has included preparing its students as they plan for the future—for a life well lived. Likewise, it is important for the school itself to periodically embark on an intentional process of planning. A new, three-year strategic plan was presented to the school community in the spring of 2019.
The plan takes a fresh look at SDS’s future and identifies areas to grow and advance. Ahead lies a road of intentionality—making core strengths even stronger and assuring an unparalleled Day School experience for future generations of students.
This yearlong process was an opportunity to closely examine and learn more about the many elements that make a Spartanburg Day School education truly exceptional, and also the challenges ahead – areas worthy of heightened support and attention. It was important to the steering committee that the planning process was collaborative, informed by data, and that the goals now set before us would progress our school confidently into the future. I look forward to seeing all that we will accomplish together.
- Jaime Wall, Steering Committee Chair