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Put your best foot forward for RE

Head of School Penny Townsend graciously surrendered this space so we, Elana Oberstein-Harris ’93 and Ricky Stokes ’94 – deeply invested parents who happen to be devoted alumni and proud board members – can share an important message with the entire RE community. We also intend to tantalize you with the prospect of an awesome pair of RE flip-flops. More on that shortly.
Our determination to provide an RE education to our own children speaks to how much we love Ransom Everglades and believe in its transformational power. Like all Ransom Everglades parents, we want the best for our kids, and we believe Ransom Everglades offers the best education, best faculty, best student body, best alumni support and – soon – the best facilities.

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of this world-class education. There is a gap each year that is filled by The Fund for RE, which supports our faculty; enhanced academic, arts and athletic programming; a robust financial aid program; and technological, structural and facility improvements. We need help from every parent and every alumnus every year. Your annual gifts allow Ransom Everglades to meet students’ needs – big or small, unexpected or anticipated – in the classroom, on playing fields, in art studios or on stages.

Last year The Fund for RE achieved a record of $3 million in gifts. We hope to surpass that total this year, and we’re well on our way. But we need everyone to do their part.

If you haven’t made your contribution yet, we ask you to do so now. In 2017-18, parents of the Class of 2021 raised the most among the current classes (just over $450,000). Help your child’s class finish first in this year’s drive. If you are an alumnus, help us exceed our goal of 30 percent alumni participation.

If you need additional incentive, Ransom Everglades is for the first time offering exclusive RE flip-flops to all who make gifts between now and June 30, 2019.

The flip-flops represent the height of beach chic and are available only through our end-of-year campaign. They will surely be a hit this summer. Don’t miss this chance to get a pair for you or your child (click here).

Show that you are head over heels for RE!

We look forward to great years ahead for our children, yours and future generations. Parent and alumni support of The Fund for RE ensures that Ransom Everglades students are prepared to step out into the world and improve it, becoming the next generation of leaders, problem solvers and community builders. Once they depart RE, our students find themselves welcomed into a smart and friendly network of RE alumni that stretches across the nation.

Elana Oberstein Harris ‘93 and Ricky Stokes ‘94

Co-Chairs Advancement Committee
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
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.