2022 Walker Bell Challenge
A $220,000 gift will be unlocked when 800 donors give during the Walker Bell Challenge. This is equivalent to four financial aid awards—one for each grade (when we reach 600 gifts, we unlock $110,000!).
The Thacher Board of Trustees have challenged the community to come together in support of Thacher School. Make your gift today and help us unlock this challenge.
UPDATE: thanks to our dedicated faculty and staff, this challenge has been expanded to 90 gifts! A grateful group of parents will donate $500 for every gift made by faculty and staff during the Walker Bell Challenge.
Attention all classes of CdeP. An anonymous group of alums are donating $500 for every alumni gift of any amount.
Make your gift today and help us meet this challenge.
The third annual Walker Bell Challenge kicks off April 24!
The “walker” bell has called the Thacher community together for dinner for generations, and we look forward to bringing the Thacher community together once more for a week of events, engagement, and giving.
Throughout the week of April 24-29, you are invited to join our students, faculty, staff, and community for Assembly, classroom visits, guest speakers, and special performances. Come see and experience the many small moments whose collective impact makes Thacher, Thacher.
Your support makes a big difference.
The student experience, and Thacher’s ability to bring incredible—and incredibly talented and diverse—students together from all over the world requires tremendous community support each year. The Walker Bell Challenge is a great opportunity to show your support for our students, faculty, and programs. Your gift today helps unlock important challenge funds for our financial aid program, so we may continue to increase access to a Thacher education. One in three Thacher students today receives financial aid, and thanks to your previous support and growth in the Annual Fund, we now award over $4M in support, a number that has increased by more than $1M in the last five years.
Join us for a week of virtual Thacher events.
There are many opportunities to experience a Thacher education first-hand during the Walker Bell Challenge. Join us for the Virtual Kickoff on Sunday and hear from Acting Head of School Jeff Hooper, faculty, and the Chamber Singers; all-School Assembly; a classic Thacher vs. Cate athletic competition; classroom visits; special guests; and more. For event information and Zoom links, visit the Walker Bell Challenge events page.