Remembering Dan Leslie Bowden

The Dan Leslie Bowden Endowment in the Humanities

Ransom Everglades honors the legacy of Dan Leslie Bowden with the Dan Leslie Bowden Endowment in the Humanities. The $5 million goal of the endowment represents the school’s plan to immortalize Mr. Bowden by ensuring that an education in the humanities remains a foundational and transformational element of the Ransom Everglades experience.
Please consider supporting the endowment with a multi-year gift. The endowment supports invaluable summer study opportunities for select rising seniors at Ransom Everglades School (learn more about the fellowship and past fellows here). When fully funded the endowment will also provide for two full-time faculty members in the humanities and a future gathering area in a new humanities building.
Mr. Bowden is also memorialized through The Dan Leslie Bowden Library at the Upper School and The Dan Leslie Bowden Chair of the English Department. For more information, please contact Vicki Carbonell Williamson ’88 via email or at 305 460 8826.

Jeffrey Miller ’79

"Dan Bowden will always be the heart and soul of Ransom Everglades."

Dan Leslie Bowden reads Truman Capote’s "A Christmas Memory"

from Ransom Everglades School on vimeo

Mr. Bowden Video Documentary June, 2016

from Ransom Everglades School on vimeo

Tribute Video for Mr. Bowden's 87th Birthday

from Ransom Everglades School on vimeo
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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.