Ransom Everglades is one of the finest and most distinctive independent day schools in the country thanks to a strong tradition of generous support from alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends. The school continues to evolve through visionary leadership, an unwavering commitment to its educational philosophies, exemplary teaching, an unequaled sense of community and the enthusiastic support of its families.

Gifts support the Ransom Everglades of today while ensuring the school’s place in the world, creating a lasting legacy for future generations. Support for Ransom Everglades allows us to attract and retain outstanding faculty and students to create a vibrant learning community and offer first-rate facilities.

All gifts have a direct impact on the educational experience and ensure that the school continues to evolve to meet the demands of an evermore complex world.
Now is the moment to show your generosity to Ransom Everglades.

Meet the Advancement Team

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Melanie Hoffmann

    Melanie Hoffmann 

    Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Kimberly Arredondo

    Kimberly Kim Arredondo 

    Associate Director of Donor Relations, Advancement Communications
  • Photo of Melissa Bonafonte

    Melissa Bonafonte 

    Director of The Fund for Ransom Everglades
  • Photo of Stacey Chopp

    Stacey Chopp 

    Advancement Assistant
  • Photo of Anthony Mercadal

    Anthony Tony Mercadal 

    Director of Advancement Services
  • Photo of Margaret Pearson

    Margaret Maggie Pearson 80

    Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Photo of Rhonda Smith

    Rhonda Smith 

    Prospect and Data Manager
  • Photo of Erika Valdes

    Erika Valdes 

    Annual Giving Coordinator
  • Photo of Victoria Williamson

    Victoria Vicki Williamson 88

    Director of Alumni Engagement
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.