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You are an intrinsic part of Pike today, but you are also an indelible part of our future. If you join our campaign, you will be recognized as a visionary partner who catapulted The Pike School to national prominence. It is imperative that we do all we can to be sure Pike remains an exceptional school with all the resources to achieve its goals.
An energetic Pike crowd gathered at the Stevens Estate to celebrate a new year of philanthropyand its impact on the school at the Annual Kickoff. There was quite a buzz, as this year’s event ushered in a new chapter of Pike philanthropy -- the launch ofOur Shared Tomorrow: The Campaign For Pike. The campaign, a $7.55 million initiative, focuses on the people at the heart of Pike: teachers and students.
After guests had a chance to catch up with friends old and new, enjoy an open bar and tasty treats, and listen to the sound of a Latin jazz trio, they gathered to watch a campaign video that highlighted what everyone there already knew: that it’s the students and teachers who make Pike exceptional and that the school needs to ensure they have the resources necessary to meet their potential every day.
Head of School John “Muddy” Waters elicited applause from the crowd when he announced that, due to the generosity of the board of trustees, early investors, and strong results in the Annual Fund, Pike has secured over the last two years $5.1 million of the $7.55 million goal. “We are so fortunate for this strong showing of support from our community,” Waters noted. “We have a long way to go, of course, but I’m confident that we can do it, and I know we will be an even better place because we do. It will require everyone, however, to make it happen.”
Vice-Chair of the Board Meerie Joung (parent of an alumna and a current 6th grader) and Chair of the Board Firdaus Bhathena (parent of two alumni and a current 8th-grader), spoke powerfully about the impact the campaign will have on the Pike family and the growth of teachers and students. As Joung pointed out, “If we want our students to experience innovative learning, we need to invest in innovative teaching. Our teachers and the culture at Pike are all about a growth mindset. We need to feed that.”
Karen Flanagan, parent of a current 7th Grader, followed with a moving personal account of the ways that the school had become a home for her son and her family. “We found teachers who really got who Patrick was, what his strengths were, and how they could bring out the best in him. His peers at Pike have also left an indelible mark on his growth. We’re so pleased to have him in an environment like Pike, and that’s why my husband Sean and I chose to make a multi-year commitment in support of Our Shared Tomorrow.”[post_title] => Campaign Launch at Stevens Estate [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => campaign-launch-at-stevens-estate [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-14 19:23:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-14 19:23:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://dev.wpdev.com.au/pike/?p=58 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 115 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-10-12 12:17:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-12 12:17:42 [post_content] =>
On Saturday, September 16 Pike's Board of Trustees and guests joined Scott and Laurie Hylton and me at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pike's newly-acquired property at 36 Sunset Rock Road. Aptly named Hylton House, the acquisition of this wonderful home was made possible through the Hylton Family's generosity, and we were pleased to celebrate the occasion with them.[post_title] => Hylton House Dedication [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => hylton-house-dedication [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-10-13 18:08:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-10-13 18:08:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://pikemicrosite.wpengine.com/?p=115 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )
34 Sunset Rock Road
Andover, Massachusetts 01810978.475.1197