Our Moment to Lead, A Campaign for Perkiomen School is made possible thanks to the commitment of our Campaign Committee, which includes Perkiomen Board members, alumni, parents, and faculty. These visionaries have given generously— supporting the campaign financially, serving as valuable partners with the school during the campaign, and sharing their practical experience and diverse expertise with the Perkiomen community.
“The student center is central to the continued growth of our institution, and it will be a foundation that provides a wealth of opportunities for our teachers and students to exchange ideas and engage in forward-thinking ways to make the most of a Perkiomen educational experience. Development is a team effort, and it has been so enjoyable to share this experience in working with my colleagues on the Campaign Committee to achieve this inspirational goal at Perkiomen.”
“We find ourselves in a moment where meaningful human connection with people creating more of the good they want to see in the world is essential. I was drawn to OMTL because of the people on the Campaign Committee – they are passionate, engaged, warm, welcoming, genuine, and strong champions for the students and community at Perk. I leave each conversation inspired, renewed, and keen to see what we can continue to create together both for Perk and our global community.”
“Building a new Student Center at the heart of the campus is an excellent metaphor for how we’re centering the relationships and resources that bolster the learning and living of our community in OMTL. This new space is beautiful, functional, and malleable – meaning it can be arranged to evolve as the field of education does to meet the needs of our students now and for generations. It’ll be a wonderful place to refuel, learn, explore, and connect with new people and ideas!”
“When I was serving as Board Chair, I realized the school needed a vibrant student center. Thus, Lloyd’s Café! Because of the teachers of 1963 to 1965, I gained the work ethic and study skills to be able to do college-level work and be successful in my career and personal life. I co-chair this committee as a way to say thank you to the school community who made me who I am today and build a bright future for tomorrow’s community members.”
“Working alongside enthusiastic volunteers and among committed and energized alumni and parents has made OMTL Campaign one of my most fulfilling professional experiences. The broad and positive spirit has been pervasive and has driven our efforts from day one. The quality of everyone’s participation gratefully has been matched by great generosity, which I expect is, in great part, due to the priorities being strategic programmatically and easily recognizable as impactful – first to the student body and in turn to admissions, insuring our position as a successful independent school. This is what excites me most… that said, the ping pong tables planned for the outdoor recreation space get me jazzed too!”
“Our Moment to Lead offers a unique opportunity to create a new sense of community at Perkiomen and strengthen the bonds between students and facility through the construction of a new student center at the heart of campus. By investing in a building that will serve to increase student engagement and incentivize the discovery of new interests, Perkiomen School is leading the way in showing that it is not only the knowledge learned in the classroom, but also the relationships built through the sharing of common passions that will set our students up for success in the future. By joining the Campaign Committee and leading by example, I hope to show other young alumni that it is never too soon to start giving back to an institution that helped get you where you are today and invest in the next generation of Perkiomen students.”
“As a newcomer to the Perkiomen family, the impression that Perk is such a special place remains fresh in my mind. I am excited to participate in the OMTL campaign so that future students may have the same experiences that our boys have today. I find the entire campaign inspiring because the new facilities will enhance our students’ school experiences and create memories that they will carry with them throughout life.”
“I am proud to serve on the Campaign Committee because the priorities of OMTL will ensure a long-lasting impact on the Perkiomen community. Every student will benefit from these new indoor and outdoor state-of-the-art facilities because they will inspire students and enrich their interactions and experiences with faculty, family, and each other.”
“This campaign, especially the new student center inspires me to do more. Each day, we ask our students to take risks and challenge themselves. The student center will give them the tools to discover new things and dive into their passions. This campus hub will feed their intellectual souls. Their joy challenges me to do more to make the student center a reality.”
“I’m most excited about Finnegan’s on the Green, an outdoor venue for student gathering and concerts that will overlook the new Student Center. It’s a tribute to my father and brother and hope for a better day. The Campaign Committee is a great collection of dedicated individuals that are truly inspired and inspiring in their commitment to the future of Perkiomen School, and I’m glad to be a part of this group.”
The Our Moment to Lead Campaign is a great opportunity to enhance the resources students need to succeed in academics, athletics, and the arts. Perkiomen always provided me with the support to try new things. This gave me the confidence to pursue sports in college, where I was able to become a walk-on rower at UCLA. I am excited to be part of the CC/Athletic Council for a chance to give back to the community and witness the growth of the school.
“Looking at student life today on campus, compared to student life in 1966, there is no doubt in my mind that we need a new student center. Student life today is so very different compared to when my classmates and I graduated. The new Student Center will provide for the diversity of students whose interests and passions did not exist 55 years ago.”
“An institution’s sustainability relies on forward thinking, and I know that the remaking of our campus will help propel Perkiomen School to the forefront of secondary education.”
“Our Moment to Lead campaign is a defining moment for Perkiomen School. I am most excited for the enhancements to our athletic facilities. Every student at Perkiomen participates in our after-school activity program, so these upgrades will positively impact the entire Perkiomen community. The opportunity to bring this vision to life and impact the entire community is what drew me to work on the campaign.”
“What if I had an opportunity to contribute to replicating what I had experienced at Perkiomen for students? What if I could make that experience amazingly richer and even more dynamic?
“Serving on the Our Moment to Lead Campaign Committee alongside these wonderful steering members comprised of professionals of various backgrounds enables me to be a part of bringing these exciting visions into reality. Among our many priorities, I’m particularly thrilled about how the Campaign is deeply thoughtful about creating indoor and outdoor spaces. These new facilities will inspire students, elevate how they explore, and help to create more memorable and impactful moments that our students will carry beyond Perkiomen.”
“When I first stepped foot into Kriebel Hall, I barely spoke English. It was 2 days past my 16th birthday, and my entire family, aside from my brother, was 3,000 miles away in Europe. I was excited, but also scared and nervous, so I needed Perkiomen to be not only a school but also a welcoming family. I soon met friends, faculty, and mentors who were that and so much more.
“In the years since then, Perkiomen has continued to make strides to welcome students from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds, and geographic locations. They all have one thing in common: they all feel welcomed and loved at Perkiomen.
“Being part of the Our Moment to Lead Campaign is my way ensuring that kids can continue to feel this way about Perkiomen. After all, the quickest way to feel at home in a new environment is to find a comfortable place to gather, share with others, and find out what makes us alike.”
“Serving on the Our Moment to Lead Campaign Committee has been an unexpected joy and meaningful experience. I have enjoyed the thoughtful conversations and the process of what is involved in such a project. For me, being part of this committee is an honor as Perkiomen gave so much to our son William. The most exciting aspect of a project like this is imagining students and faculty enjoying these new gathering spaces which, in turn, will strengthen the sense of community.”