Sweet Briar College Surpasses Fundraising Goal on Anniversary of Closure

Sweet Briar College's bell tower

Amherst Co, VA (WSET)- Sweet Briar College announced that the school met its one day fundraising goal yesterday.

The all girls college raised more than $512,000 before midnight.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the day the school announced it would close.

The school held special events to commemorate its resilience, including a rose planting ceremony dedicated to the group Saving Sweet Briar.

The group that raised millions of dollars to ensure the school kept its doors open.