The Little Virtue of generosity was on full display this week as Visitation hosted its first-ever 24-hour giving day, Give2Visi, to kick off support of the Visitation Annual Fund.
With a goal of 300 donors to the Visitation Fund, Give2Visi launched at midnight; by noon, alumnae, current and past parents, and faculty and staff met that goal, securing an additional $50,000 in challenge gifts to support the school. When the drive ended at 11:59 p.m., more than 700 donors had participated in Give2Visi, raising over $220,000 for the Visitation Fund.
In a tribute to Head of School Dan Kerns in his last year at Visitation, students, alumnae, faculty, and the Cubs "roasted" him in videos and photos throughout the day on Instagram and Facebook. The Visitation community participated in Give2Visi in a variety of ways - by advocating for the event on social media, filming roasts, sharing pictures from their favorite Marshmallow Roasts over the years, donating on the day-of, and offering challenge and matching gifts for classmates and fellow parents.
In response, Kerns donned an elaborate, fake mustache - harkening back to the 90s when he sported his own - to meet students and kick off Marshmallow Roast the next day. Instagram followers chose a handlebar style in a poll following the success of the event.
The Visitation Fund provides financial aid and scholarships, supports our Sisters, and helps make the Visitation experience unique through traditions like this week's Marshmallow Roast and Gold-White.
You can see highlights from the event on Instagram @visidc under #Give2Visi.