Commonwealth School launches $12.5 M Capital Campaign
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, over 150 people gathered together as we announced the public launch of The Power of a Vision: A Campaign for Commonwealth.
Our most ambitious campaign to date, The Power of a Vision will fund essential updates to our School's location in Boston, financial aid and student support, and competitive faculty compensation and professional development. Our campaign co-chairs, alum parents José Alvarez and Suzanne McGilvray, P'10, '12, '18, announced that we had raised $8 million toward our $12.5 million goal. As of March, 2020, we have raised over $10.1 million.
The opening program at First Church featured remarks from headmaster Bill Wharton, campaign co-chairs José Alvarez and Suzanne McGilvray P'10, '12, '18, alumna and current teacher Sasha Watson '92, and alumna and parent Alison Hoppin Murchison '79. We enjoyed beautiful music from the Commonwealth Chorale with soloist Dina Pfeffer '22, Joe MacDonald '21 on violin, and Joy Ding '19 on violin and Alexander Séguin '19 on guitar. Following the program, guests walked to Commonwealth to participate in fourteen master classes taught by current and former Commonwealth teachers. Everyone became Commonwealth students for the day, and left the event both enthused and inspired.