Welcome to a sleeker, newly digitized, mobile-friendly annual report, which provides a peek inside the School’s exceptional progress during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. If you haven’t recently seen signs of this progress, I invite you to take a stroll through the Short Hills and Basking Ridge Campuses. You’ll soon discover what the Modernization project—and the Blueprint for the Future Campaign contributions making it possible—has yielded. Modernization is perhaps most visible, but it is just one of many improvements underway to transform Pingry for future generations. Increased faculty development opportunities, expanded athletics resources, greater access and affordability for a broad range of families, and more funding to attract the best and brightest teachers are all priorities championed by the current Campaign. Add to these enhancements Pingry’s successful reaccreditation last spring—marking the result of a year-long, intensive self-study—and you will see a school that’s strong and growing, rising from a solid foundation to meet its aspirations for the future.
Amidst this progress, it is also important to remember the sustaining yet often less visible force of The Pingry Fund. You may not know that gifts made to the annual fund—counted cumulatively over the course of the Campaign—constitute a full 25 percent of our overall Campaign goal. With this in mind, many members of our community have chosen to combine their Campaign gift with their annual fund gift. Your contributions, to all areas of the Campaign, have propelled the School forward over the last year. Further, they are representative of a deep narrative of support threaded throughout our community.
I invite you to scroll through this site to read stories of what led donors to give and of the positive effects their gifts are having on our students and faculty. I offer my thanks to these students, families, and alumni, and to all of you, for your participation in Pingry life. Our school was built upon the generosity of others, starting with Dr. Pingry himself, and your involvement is helping to ensure the best Pingry possible for our students, today and tomorrow.
Nathaniel E. Conard