Ransom Everglades has canceled Alumni Weekend 2020 and all the activities related to the April 17-18 weekend. We reached this decision by following the guidance of local authorities and health officials, and after consultation with reunion class members, alumni board members, board of trustee members and school leadership. We are pushing this year’s special reunion celebrations — 1970, 1971 (Ransom), 1980, 1990, 1995 and 2000 — to our next Alumni Weekend in April 2021. The RE Advancement team will work directly with those who have registered for refunds. In regard to other alumni activities currently scheduled through June 2020, we will be reviewing each event on a case-by-case basis and will post updates on this page.
Raider Day of Giving, March 4: Raider Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising event that brings together donors, volunteers and the RE alumni community to support Ransom Everglades. For more information or to volunteer, contact Melissa Bonafonte.
RE alumni gathered over the Thanksgiving break to reconnect, celebrate a 10th reunion and honor the memory of Antonio Tsialas '19. More than 200 attended the Young Alumni Event at the Taurus on Nov. 27 to kick off a busy weekend that included a Celebration of Life for Tsialas, who passed away on Oct. 24 at Cornell University.
Ransom Everglades bestowed its most prestigious alumni award for public service on Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber ’85, who has established herself as a pioneer, global leader and outspoken advocate in the field of suicide prevention.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.