Building Excitement

On a sunny day in May, students, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and other distinguished guests gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction projects related to the $27 million Our Common Bond campaign. Contributions through the campaign will better equip students for a rapidly changing world through facilities that foster innovation, experiential learning, global education, the arts, and professional-preparedness training. In addition, the campaign will increase the School’s Endowment and expand the USM Fund, the School’s annual giving program. The groundbreaking highlighted both the community feel of USM and the many exciting improvements to enhance the USM experience for all students. “Ensuring our place as an educational leader requires the support of everyone in the School community,” said Head of School Laura Fuller.

From lest Head of Middle School and longest-tenured faculty member Pamela Nosbusch; Campaign Cabinet co-chairs Rick Stratton ’92 and Karin Werner; President of the Board of Trustees Andrew Petzold; Head of School Laura Fuller; Charles Mellowes ’87; David Lubar; Charlie Hauske ’12; Leadership Gift Division co-chair Mike Darrow ’86; Immediate Past Board President Dick Seesel; and Campaign Cabinet Member Sarah Olson Zimmerman ’92.

USM recently launched www.USMOurCommonBond.org, which follows the progress of the Our Common Bond campaign. Visitors will find a variety of videos, photos, stories, and photos that explore the exciting campaign initiatives while tracking the funds raised, promoting giving opportunities, and highlighting campaign donor stories.

As reported by Hannah Engel ’17, who is interning with USM’s Marketing and Communications Department for the summer. Engel obtained the internship through USM’s Internship and Shadowing Program.

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