‘Raise the Paddle’ Technology Challenge Nets Nearly $90,000
University Liggett School’s “Raise the Paddle” Technology Challenge, held during Liggett’s recent fundraising gala, raised $87,400 to support technology initiatives at the school.
The challenge was held as part of the live auction at Liggett Knight, the school’s November fundraising gala, which raised more than $370,000. The nearly $90,000 raised from the Raise the Paddle challenge will be used to purchase iPads and computers for students and faculty as well as review and upgrade the school’s technology infrastructure.
The amount counts toward the school’s $1.5 million Annual Fund goal, which also supports technology as well as academic and extracurricular programs, faculty enrichment and school operational costs.
“Liggett is committed to fully integrating the latest technology into our curriculum, both in the ways we teach and in the type of equipment and infrastructure we have available for our students and faculty,” says Kelley Hamilton, associate head of school for advancement. “Thanks to the generosity of Liggett parents, grandparents and friends who attended Liggett Knight and participated in the Raise the Paddle challenge, we can continue to offer students the latest technology experiences in the classroom and provide them further opportunities to excel in our increasingly growing digital world.”