September 1, 2015 Richmond VA– Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., the non-profit group formed to save Sweet Briar College, announced today that it will not only meet the September 2nd final payment terms of the June 23 Settlement Agreement, its payment tomorrow will be in excess of the $3.5M due tomorrow. That payment will be wired into Sweet Briar’s bank account at 12 Noon.
Mary Pope Hutson, Chair of the Major Donor Task Force for Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., said today, “We made the first two payments ahead of schedule and will exceed the amount due for the third and final payment. The fight to take back Sweet Briar College will be complete at Noon tomorrow.
“September 2 is a day to celebrate . . . together! At 12 Noon EST, ring a bell if you have one, and let’s show the world our colors—a sea of pink and green! And please share our story of tenacity and determination. WE, the alumnae of Sweet Briar College, have preserved this unique institution of higher education to empower future generations of young women—just as it empowered us. As our new president Phil Stone said, ‘At Sweet Briar, the impossible is just another problem to solve!’”