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Faculty, parents and alumni help kick off The Fund for RE

More than 80 volunteers assembled to launch The Fund for RE on October 11. Alumni, faculty, staff and parents from each grade wrote personal letters to kick off Ransom Everglades' annual campaign, which helps support students and faculty throughout the year. Volunteers enjoyed conversation and snacks as they worked in groups on the first floor of the Fernandez STEM Center, and they received thanks and encouragement from Interim Head of School Rachel Rodriguez and Chief Operating Officer and Interim Head of the Upper School David Clark '86.
"All of you demonstrate, when we come together, the strength and power of our community – alumni, parents, faculty and staff – and many of you have committed yourself to do whatever it takes to make our school great," Clark said. "We are here – in this building and on this campus – because of the dedication of our community."

Clark concluded his remarks, as he often does among students, leading cheers from the various groups in attendance. The attendees enthusiastically obliged. Rodriguez also thanked the volunteers, who were reminded that The Fund for RE annually generates eight percent of the school's operating revenue while also allowing school leaders to respond quickly to academic, artistic or athletic needs. The sixth-grade volunteer leaders received RE baseball caps and kudos for taking an early lead in their effort to generate gifts.

To support RE students and faculty through The Fund for RE, go here.

The Fund for RE Volunteer Leaders

Parent Chairs

Eleanor and Chris Barnett
12th Grade: Teresa Dyke and Carrie Wiesenfeld
11th Grade: Melissa Buckner
10th Grade: Simone Boayue-Gumbs
9th Grade: JJ Snow Hansen
8th Grade: Tamarind Effio and Vicky Hucks
7th Grade: Christina Medina
6th Grade: Heather Tillett Stenstrom '94
Alumni Chair
Phil Cassel '03
Young Benefactor Circle Committee
Marissa Stamler Canida '06, Co-Chair
Marissa Schwartz Gimelstein '06, Co-Chair
Brian Moore '08, Co-Chair
Arturo Pedroso '03, Co-Chair
Manuel Al Abdallah '12
Brad Armas '07
Jacques Holzmann '07
Cristina Sanchez '06
Natalie Skaf '04
Max Weiss '12
Sarah Weintraub Vaupen '05
Faculty and Staff Committee
Alberto Adatto
Astrid Dalins
Bob Dubard
Karen Key
Ashleigh Lindenauer '94
Joe Mauro
Ramona Miller
Shellie Perdigon
Monique Regis
Eryn Robinson
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 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.