Staff at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth came together in their Mount Washington office March 14 for a Pi Day pizza party and fundraiser to support their work with academically advanced K-12 students.
The pizza party marked the almost-midway point in a monthlong Pi Day–themed campaign that, to date, has raised more than $76,000 to help bright students from all backgrounds participate in CTY programs. More than 590 donors including CTY staff, alumni, families, the JHU community, and more have contributed to the campaign, which continues through March 31. Anyone can make a gift at giving.jhu.edu/piday.
"It was great to be joined by colleagues to celebrate Pi Day and the transformative work we do with young people," says Brian Boles, CTY's senior director of Development and Alumni Relations. "The heart of philanthropy is about connecting people—those who give and those who benefit from that generosity. Plus, philanthropy and pizza are always a winning combination."
An annual salute to the mathematical symbol whose value is approximately 3.14, Pi Day has taken on added significance at CTY over the past several years as a celebration of the boundless curiosity and love of learning that its students, staff, and alumni all share. CTY serves bright students around the world through its online and on-campus programs, gifted education research, and advocacy. Learn more at cty.jhu.edu.
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