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Saving Sweet Briar Pleased with Oral Arguments at Virginia Supreme Court Hearing

by vixenSBC


Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., the non-profit group formed to save Sweet Briar College, expressed confidence in the oral arguments presented before the Virginia Supreme Court today by William Hurd, special counsel to Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer who brought suit on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia to prevent closure of the College. The group…

501(c)(3) Status Approved

by vixenSBC


TO DONATE CLICK HERE! Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. is happy to announce that it has been granted 501(c)(3) status, affirming its charitable and educational mission. All donations to Saving Sweet Briar Inc. made on or after March 9, 2015, the date of incorporation, are now tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. As…

Questions, Answers and Information on the Fight to Save Sweet Briar

by vixenSBC


As our fight to save Sweet Briar continues, we wanted to provide some more information regarding the questions we’ve received. We take supporters’ opinions into consideration as much as possible, and part of our efforts include providing information to supporters as often as possible. We encourage a continued dialogue of shared ideas as we work…

Virginia Attorney General Makes Promise to Grads to Work for Best Possible Outcome

by vixenSBC


Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., the non-profit group formed to save Sweet Briar College, hailed Sweet Briar Alumna and Columbus, Georgia Mayor Teresa Tomlinson for her powerful commencement address today in which she challenged graduates and alumnae to continue their fight to save Sweet Briar College. Tomlinson took clear aim at college administrators who have sought…

Saving Sweet Briar Calls Virginia Supreme Court Decision to Hear Oral Arguments in Fight to Save College Significant Development

by vixenSBC


Richmond, VA – Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., the non-profit group formed to save Sweet Briar College, responded to today’s announcement by the Virginia Supreme Court that it will hear oral arguments in the case to save the college on June 4th. In an unexpected move, the full panel will hear the oral arguments in the…

The Steps Forward in our Fight to Save Sweet Briar: What Alumnae Should Know

by vixenSBC


Our fight to save Sweet Briar continues, with the great majority of alumnae, media, academia, faculty, students and parents supporting the continued operation of Sweet Briar as an institution of higher education for women. This groundswell of support has reached beyond the Sweet Briar community to include many concerned and passionate individuals, all of whom…

Saving Sweet Briar Timeline

March 3, 2015 - Sweet Briar College announces Spring 2015 will be final semester, school will close on August 25, 2015.

March 3, 2015 - Sweet Briar College alumnae galvanize on Facebook, creating working groups to work to halt closure.

March 4, 2015 - launches in the early morning hours. Website begins accepting pledges midday.

March 6, 2015 - pledges exceed $1 million (with additional unconfirmed $1 million pledge that will later be confirmed).

March 6, 2015 - Troutman Sanders retained to fight closure. Read More

March 9, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. formally incorporated as a non-profit with seven alumnae appointed to serve as board members. Read More

March 11, 2015 - Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen sends letter to state Attorney General regarding the legality of closing the college. Read More

March 11, 2015 - Sweet Briar faculty join alumnae in fight to keep college open. Read More

March 18, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. begins accepting donations in the fight to save the college.

March 23, 2015 - Troutman Sanders sends letter requesting President and Board resign. Read More

March 26, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. hires Certified Fraud Examiner. Read More

March 30, 2015 - Amherst County Attorney, Ellen Bowyer, files suit against Sweet Briar College.

April 6, 2015 - Initial Financial Analysis concludes financial condition did not warrant closure Read More

April 12, 2015 - $5 million pledged to Saving Sweet Briar.

April 13, 2015 - Amherst Mayor sends letter opposing closure. Read More

April 15, 2015 - Judge Updike issues a 60 day injunction preventing the college from using funds solicited to operate the college to close it.

April 23, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. launches Alumnae Angels program to help students with financial concerns during transition and uncertainty.

April 29, 2015 - Judge Updike issues another injunction in one of the other legal cases preventing the college from selling assets for six months.

April 29, 2015 - Amherst County Attorney files Petition to Review with Virginia Supreme Court.

May 19, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. granted 501(c)(3) status, with tax exempt status applying to all donations made from the incorporation date of March 9, 2015.

June 9, 2015 - Virginia Supreme Court rules that Sweet Briar College can be a trust.

June 19, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. announces $21 million total pledged over 5 years.

June 20, 2015 - Settlement reached, keeping Sweet Briar College open. Settlement terms include 3 payments to college with the first $2.5 million due on July 2.

June 23, 2015 - Amherst CountyBoard of Supervisors names Sweet Briar Day.

June 30, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. delivers $5 million ahead of schedule to Sweet Briar College.

July 2, 2015 - President Stone assumes new position, new Board of Directors appointed.

September 2, 2015 - Saving Sweet Briar, Inc. delivers final settlement payment to Sweet Briar College, exceeding $12 million total.