BRISC receives $20,000 donation toward capital campaign

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Black River Independent School Committee has received its first large donation in the form of appreciated stock. The investment, made by an anonymous donor, is another significant step toward the group’s larger fundraising goal. BRISC aims to raise $800,000 by August 2020 and will continue meeting with prospective donors over the summer and into the fall. Members of the committee have been sharing the mission and vision for Black River Academy through a variety of community events.

The group continues to seek input from the community. Weekly meetings are held every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Black River High School library. Anyone with interest or expertise is encouraged to attend the meetings and to contribute to the work in progress. The group’s current focus is to generate fundraising dollars for start-up and reserve funds to establish Black River Academy. BRISC is seeking not only monetary support but also volunteers.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved with the Black River Independent School, please contact Uli Donohue or John Bannon at blackriverindependentschool@gmail.com. Please visit our website www.blackriveracademy.org. Donations can be made on the website or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 485, Ludlow, VT 05156.