Giving Priorities

The Fund for RE

The Fund for Ransom Everglades

Ransom Everglades provides transformational educational experiences for every student because of our community’s incredible dedication to intellectual growth and generosity of spirit.

Together, we can provide the resources the school needs to be flexible in meeting needs as they arise and ensure that all students have meaningful opportunities to grow and succeed in whatever paths they choose. Together, we are RE!

Your Impact


Your time is also a gift.

To volunteer, contact Melissa Bonafonte, Director of The Fund for Ransom Everglades, at 305 460 8215 or via email.

Questions? Contact Us

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Melanie Hoffmann

    Melanie "Melanie" Hoffmann 

    Director of Advancement
    Hollins College - B.A.
    University of Pennsylvania - M.S.
  • Photo of Melissa Bonafonte

    Melissa "Melissa" Bonafonte 

    Director of The Fund for Ransom Everglades
    University of Arizona - B.A.
    Thunderbird School of Global Management - M.B.A.
  • Photo of Erika Valdes

    Erika "Erika" Valdes 

    Annual Giving Coordinator
    Johnson & Wales University - B.S.
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.