UPDATE 4/24/21:

THANK YOU to everyone who celebrated SYA Day 2021! You helped us exceed our goal of 200 donors and raised over $250,000 (!!!) in support of SYA's mission, its faculty and its students! 

We are simply blown away by our incredible community — if you missed the action, check out other stats and updates here.

Some participants earned some pretty special "naming rights" throughout the course of the day - see the slideshow below to see your name living on as a photo in perpetuity at the homes of some of our SYA staff!


This year’s SYA Day is all about growth.

The shoots of hope are emerging as faculty ripen their plans for the Class of 2022! But really, there are many reasons to celebrate after the long winter that was 2020. SYA is well-positioned to reopen in the fall, with a budding group of students who are ready to flourish abroad. We look forward to sharing our plans with you and asking for your help in watering seeds for the future.

Last year, One Day for You showcased the incredible love and commitment our community has for our school, and SYAers across the globe continue to create meaningful, relevant and engaging opportunities to connect with one another around our shared mission.

This is a particularly exciting year for SYA as The Campaign for SYA has taken root and the blooms of this first-ever comprehensive fundraising effort are bright. Also launching on SYA Day is exciting matching opportunity. To inspire others to give generously, a group of alumni will match every gift and pledge* to The Campaign for SYA dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000 given between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Our ambitious $18 million campaign goal is in sight if everyone is willing to stretch!

With your help, SYA is able to do its important work each year. Spread the word to other SYAers, attend an event, share an SYA memory or consider a gift — there are many ways to be involved on SYA Day! 

*Gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more will be matched at $25,000. Larger gifts and pledges may qualify for the Alvarez Multiplier Match.

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