The donor experiences gave the prospects time to truly understand the need and connect more deeply to the school’s mission. The lead prospect was invited to be a middle school student for a day and then invited back for a virtual tour of the envisioned building. After an individualized ask by the Head of School, he ultimately became the lead donor for the campaign with a 7-figure gift. Once the lead gift was secured, four other principal gifts came through within the week, which led to a total of $11.5 million raised in just 6 days. The school achieved its $20 million goal and held an opening ceremony for the new building in 2020.