Ring The Bell for Northwood Raises Record Donations 

Mr. Tom Broderick, Associate Head of School and director of Northwood’s Annual Fund (Photo: Mr. John Spear).

On March 3rd Northwood School celebrated Ring the Bell, the annual day of giving that raises money for many different aspects of school, including scholarships, sports, winter carnival and many other activities.  

The goal for Northwood’s annual fund is $1.6 million. Last year from the singular day of Ring the Bell, just under $300,000 was raised. This year, Northwood set a new record for the amount raised on the day of Ring the Bell. Associate Head of School Mr. Tom Broderick oversees the annual fund, and he is certain the school has passed the previous record of about $300,000 from last year, although the exact amount of this year’s donations is still being calculated.  

“Our strategy with Ring the Bell is always to try and generate enthusiasm, and the enthusiasm is there,” Broderick said.  

Mr. Broderick hosted a variety of student and teacher guests at the Hub and held a live video throughout the entire day of Ring the Bell. They discussed many different topics including the dance program, independent studies, the advanced STEM research program and much more. This helped create enthusiasm and demonstrate the different school programs supported by the money raised during Ring the Bell. Broderick also said that educating students, getting more sustaining gifts, and holding a phone-athon to get students more involved helps encourage people to donate.  

The Northwood community is extremely grateful for every donation we have received this year. Each gift will help benefit the school in many different ways.  

“People who give are basically becoming caretakers of the school,” Mr. Broderick stated. 


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