REinventing Excellence

Why I Give

List of 4 news stories.

  • Posner family

    Posners name STEM Center Auditorium

    Kelly Posner-Gerstenhaber ’85, Jarrett Posner ’88 and Sean Posner ’93
    While Steven’s business deals made news, his true priority was family. His children – Kelly ’85, Jarrett ’88 and Sean ’93 – remember their parents as affectionate and generous. They held family dinners at least four nights each week, and annual family vacations were eagerly anticipated. Time together included innumerable tennis matches, weekends on the water and family trips abroad. A favorite spot was Capri, with time spent together on the water and at leisurely family dinners. For Jarrett, memories of those trips prompted him to take his own three children to Capri, sparking wonderful flashbacks from his teenage years.
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  • The 2019 Bowden fellows with Tina and Jeffrey Miller ’79, John A. King, Jr., and Head of School Penny Townsend

    RE's future enhanced with alum's support

    Jeffrey Miller ’79, P’15 ’21
    Dedication to educational opportunity and the humanities flows through the veins of Jeffrey Miller ’79, P’15 ’21, inherited, no doubt, from his parents, Sue and Leonard Miller. His active engagement with institutions across the city – Breakthrough Miami, Beacon College Prep, the University of Miami, United Way, the Miami Foundation and Ransom Everglades – speaks volumes about his commitment to providing educational access for all students in his home community. Like his mother, Jeff shared a special bond with Dan Bowden, which led him to spearhead the creation of the Dan Leslie Bowden Endowment in the Humanities at Ransom Everglades – a testament to the recognition of how literature and the arts help to shape our souls. He also inherited the deep affection for RE and its special role as an institution that produces leaders who make a difference in the world.
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  • Irene and Irving Barr P’09 with Charlie Barr ’09

    Speech and debate program inspires gift

    Irene and Irving Barr P’09
    Recognizing the demands for coordinating a successful speech and debate program, a Ransom Everglades family responded with generous annual support for the school’s growing program. As supportive and involved parents, Irene and Irving Barr P’09 began investing in the program and its future five years ago after seeing its effect on their son, Charlie Barr ’09.
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  • Srebnick family

    Srebnick matriarch stirs support for financial aid

    Howard Srebnick ’82, P’24, Scott Srebnick ’83, P’21 ’23 ’25 and Eliza Srebnick Weber ’87
    A classic story of immigrants who helped build America has led to a generous endowment to support scholarships at Ransom Everglades. In the 1920s, Mariita Srebnick’s parents fled anti-Semitic violence in Eastern Europe, taking refuge in Cuba. There, her mother Sofia – a woman far ahead of her times – established and operated a thriving zipper factory, while her father Jaime was a successful toothpaste salesman.
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List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Melanie Hoffmann

    Melanie (Harnett) 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 Associate
  • Photo of Anthony Mercadal

    Anthony Tony Mercadal 

    Director of Advancement Services
  • Photo of Julie Rosenfeld

    Julie Rosenfeld 

    Director of Major and Capital Gifts
  • Photo of Rhonda Smith

    Rhonda Smith 

    Prospect and Data Manager
  • Photo of Erika Valdes

    Erika Valdes 

    Special Events Coordinator and Advancement Associate
  • Photo of Victoria Williamson

    Victoria Vicki (Carbonell) 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.