Raider Day of Giving, March 4: Raider Day of Giving is a 36-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.
Beverly Watson '90 was named the recipient of the 2020 Ransom Everglades Founders’ Alumni Award, which is awarded to individuals who, through loyal attitude, inspired spirit and unselfish action, have helped fulfill the vision of the founders of the Ransom and Everglades Schools. The Director of the Scholars Program at King Philanthropies in Menlo Park, Calif., Watson has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in global education and access and currently helps international students develop leadership and social-impact skills. Recent recipients of the Founders' Award include Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber ’85, Rudy Prio Touzet ’76, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ’70 and Maurice Ferre ’79.
In 1980, chaos descended on Miami: cocaine money corrupted its banks and homicide detectives; race riots decimated its Black neighborhoods; and more than 100,000 Cuban refugees arrived almost simultaneously. In the middle of the mayhem stood late Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré, the father of Ransom Everglades alumnus Dr. Maurice Ferré ’79, P’10 ’13, and a central character in a new book by RE parent Nicholas Griffin P’25 ’27, called The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980.
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.