The Westminster Schools have raised more than $101.4 million in a fundraising effort that began in 2006, the school announced.

“There is no doubt that Teaching for Tomorrow succeeded because of its focus on teaching, the backbone of Westminster’s purpose with students,” Bill Clarkson, President of The Westminster Schools, said in a statement issued by the school. “There is no doubt that the success of this campaign is directly related to its focus on teaching. Even in difficult economic times, there was no suggestion that anything short of the goal would be acceptable for our teachers.”

More than 8,300 donors contributed to the campaign. Donors included alumni, parents, grandparents, friends and local and national foundations, the schools said. The total of $ 101,449,111 was raised between the start of the campaign on Oct. 1, 2006 to Jan. 31, 2011. The results were announced Feb. 9.

Charlie Shaffer, Vice President for Institutional Advancement of The Westminster Schools, said that more than $ 60 million of the campaign proceeds will be invested in the school’s endowment.

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