Giving

Grandparent Community

Every year the Grandparents' Group, in collaboration with the Head of School and the Development Director, selects a distinctive project to fund. Grandparent Fund Projects directly benefit Renbrook students and support school priorities. We are grateful for the leadership of the Grandparents' Group and invite you to join their efforts by making a gift to the Grandparent Fund.

Leadership of Grandparent Executive Committee

  • Co-Chairs: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O. Barnes P'88 '91 '92 '96 GP'16 '18 '22 
  • Pierre and Dawn Boulanger GP'24 '28
  • Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear GP'27
  • Mr. & Mrs. E. Clayton Gengras, Jr. P'85 '87 GP'15 '17 '20 '21 '24
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jon A. Manafort GP'13 '16 '18 '19 '20 '25
  • Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Mandell P'84 GP'21 '21
  • Mr. & Mrs. Curtis D. Robinson GP'25
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gene H. Rosenberg GP'21 '23
  • Mr. Henry S. Scherer, Jr. P'81 '82 GP'18 '20
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Schwartz GP'18 '21
  • David S. & Merle J. Trager P'86 '88 GP'18 '21
  • Mr. Lawrence G. Tribble, Jr. P'91 '93 GP'22 '25

Grandparent Projects

List of 3 items.

  • Current Project

    The Grandparents' Group is currently working with the new Head of School Matt Sigrist to identify their next project. Grandparent Fund gifts of all amounts are gratefully received, and last year gifts ranged from $25 to $10,000. Gifts can be made by check, online, by stock transfer or, for those 70½ years of age and older, via a tax-free IRA distribution. For assistance, please call Director of Development James Ebert at 860.236.1661. Thank you!
     
     
  • 2017-18 Grandparent Projects

    Last year, grandparents funded two important projects, the locker room renovation and the Courtyard restoration.

    First, grandparents funded a $25,000 match to gifts from alumni and others to renovate the girls' and boys' locker rooms.
    Built in 1970, Renbrook's well-used locker rooms remained unchanged until 2018 when they received a full refresh. Thanks to the generous support of our grandparents, alumni and other friends of Renbrook, the locker rooms now better reflect the quality of the programs they serve.

    The second grandparent project funded repairs to and restoration of the school’s front Courtyard. Specifically, a $25,000+ gift from grandparents allowed for the broken fieldstone and cement in the Courtyard to be replaced with new fieldstone. It also made possible the full restoration and replacement of the building’s original window shutters, allowing Renbrook's iconic Courtyard to welcome community members and visitors alike.
  • 2015-2017 Grandparent Project

    Thanks to a two-year long effort, grandparents funded enhancements to the Early Learning Center.

    Gifts from grandparents funded important upgrades to Renbrook’s Early Learning Center. Outside landscaping and playground fencing, coupled with interior painting, new lighting, new appropriately child-sized furniture, and well-designed storage and play units all make for a welcoming and cheerful school for Renbrook’s youngest students. 
    • Chairs of the Grandparent Executive Committee: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Barnes

SAVE THE DATE:
Grandparents & Great Friends Day
May 10, 2019

Grandparents & Great Friends Day 2018

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