The Fund for RE

Your time is also a gift

Alumni, parents, parents of alumni (PALs), grandparents, faculty and staff work together on an annual basis to raise funds that support the current operations of the school.

Volunteer solicitors make a direct and lasting impact on Ransom Everglades by sustaining its growth and promoting its ability to respond to immediate priorities. Each year, with the support of our staff, more than 250 volunteers serve as front-line ambassadors and make personal contact with their peers. A key goal for all committees is to increase the number of individuals participating in The Fund for Ransom Everglades with gifts to the school.

To learn more about volunteer committees within The Fund for Ransom Everglades, we invite you to explore the program areas below.

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  • Alumni

    Alumni of all class years reach out to their fellow alumni to keep them connected to the school and encourage their support through making a gift to The Fund for Ransom Everglades. List of Current Class Agents
    Alumni Fund for RE Chair: Phil Cassel ’03

    Young Benefactor Circle Chairs: Marissa Stamler Canida ’06, Marissa Schwartz Gimelstein ’06, Brian Moore ’08 and Arturo Pedroso ’03
  • Reunion Giving

    In their reunion year, Reunion Giving volunteers help raise funds from their classmates to celebrate their time together at Ransom Everglades and support the school. List of Current Class Agents
    Reunion Giving Chair: Enrique Conde ’97

  • Parents

    Parents of current RE students reach out to other parents, helping them to connect to the school and asking them to consider gifts to The Fund for Ransom Everglades. Parent volunteers are organized by grade teams with Parent Grade Chairs who lead each team. List of current parent fund volunteers
    Chairs: Eleanor and Chris Barnett P’23 ’26

  • PALs (Parents of Alumni)

    Parents of RE alumni reach out to their peers, helping them to remain connected to the school even after their children have left and asking them to continue supporting The Fund for Ransom Everglades. PAL volunteers are encouraged to attend and support REPALs events, as well.

  • Grandparents

    Grandparents of current RE students reach out to other grandparents, helping them to connect to the school and asking them to consider gifts to The Fund for Ransom Everglades. Grandparent volunteers encourage their peers to attend RE events, including Grandparents Day, so that they may see the wonderful opportunities available to their grandchildren.

  • Faculty and Staff

    Current RE faculty and staff reach out to their peers to ask for their support of the school. Faculty and staff are organized by campus and department with Faculty Chairs for the upper and middle schools, as well as an overall Staff Chair, who lead each team.

    Chairs: Albert Adatto, Astrid Dalins, Bob DuBard, Karen Key, Ashleigh Lindenauer ’94, Joe Mauro, Ramona Miller, Shellie Perdigon, Monique Regis and Eryn Robinson

“We all trust Ransom Everglades to help our children grow into the sort of students, young people, and eventually, adults who will put into their world more than they take from it, just as Paul Ransom challenged his first students to do over a century ago. This spirit of contribution and giving back to the community still animates the school and its families, and it is no better seen than in all the good done by The Fund for RE. The Fund for RE directly supports the school in the pursuit of its mission, and it offers us all an opportunity to meet Paul Ransom’s challenge. Please consider putting into The Fund what you can and supporting Ransom Everglades’ animating spirit of community and contribution.”
Eleanor and Chris Barnett P’23 ’26
Parent Chairs, The Fund for RE


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.
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.