Dare: The Campaign for Milton is about Milton’s people—our students, our faculty, and the power of their experiences together. This campaign—the most ambitious fundraising effort in Milton’s history—will raise $175 million to ensure that Milton Academy is a national leader in teaching and learning: connecting the most talented, motivated students in the world with the most innovative and dedicated faculty. At the public launch of Dare, the School is already 48 percent of the way toward that goal.
On October 24, more than 500 alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff celebrated the campaign launch on campus—under a tent on the quad, hearing personal stories about the life-changing effect of a Milton education. Lisa Baker of the English department—parent to three students in Milton’s Middle and Lower Schools—shared the story of Helson Taveras ’14 (now a sophomore at Columbia University) and Israel Moorer ’16, who connected to launch an app allowing Columbia students to donate extra meals from their weekly meal plan to students who cannot afford to eat. “Israel and Helson’s story is inspirational, not in small part because it exposes the truth that these two students would never have met had they not received financial aid to attend Milton,” said Lisa. “But it inspires, too, because it illustrates the profound connection between storytelling and change.”