BVR Founders' Day

December 7, 2021

Founders’ Day is Beaver’s biggest day of giving back. 

Every year on Beaver’s Birthday, the BVR alumni community rallies together to share their BVR pride, reconnect and make contributions to the projects and programs that make Beaver, Beaver.

For the Dam Challenge

Members of the Beaver Community love to rise to a challengeAnd for Founders’ Day 2021, 204 donors came together and accepted the For the Dam Challenge!

An anonymous alumni supporter gave us our biggest challenge yet:

200 donors = $25,000 Update: UNLOCKED

*Midday through the day, another alum stepped forward to double down on our goal: 

200 donors = an additional $10,000 Update: UNLOCKED

Highlights from the record-breaking day:



204 donors made gifts to Beaver, totaling $156,474 in support of our school. That's more than DOUBLE last year's total. 
A new BVR record!
34 Advisory Council Members gave their time + energy to rally their peers

8 decades of BVRalumni were a part of this effort
5 raffle winners: Cheri Coulter '70, Flora Dicara '16, Julia Jordan Catlin ‘64, Alexa Knopf '11, Ronan McCarthy '20


3 alums crowned trivia champs: Ben Hicks '14, Raven Rankine '12, and Ty Price '19
2 top BVRpassions supported were Performing + Visual Arts and Writing + Humanities (see the full list below)


ONE amazing BVRalumni community came together to make 2021 Founders' Day the best celebration yet!

Ways to stay connected to Beaver: 

  • Sign up for Beaver’ Sign up for Beaver’s new networking and social platform, BVRConnects
  • Save the date for 2022 Reunion + Alumni Day: May 6, 2022
  • Want to stay connected in other ways (classroom expert, event host, reunion volunteer, etc)? We’d love to hear from you  at

Your Impact

The funds raised support Beaver’s Annual Fund. Annual Fund dollars afford us a chance to act on ideas that will improve the student experience or add to our faculty’s toolboxes - in real time. In recent years we have deepened our commitment to student-directed work, faculty training, financial aid, and emerging initiatives.

On Founders’ Day, you can direct your gift to your specific BVRpassion - which are also areas of financial need. In 2020, the top two passions supported were Social Justice + Civic Engagement and Financial Aid. See the results of this year’s effort below: