Every year the Grandparent Executive Committee selects a distinctive project to fund. Projects directly benefit students and support school priorities. We are grateful for the leadership of the Grandparent Committee.
Leadership of Grandparent Executive Committee
Co-Chairs: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O. Barnes P'88, '91, '92, '96 GP'16, '18, '22
Mr. & Mrs. Pierre Boulanger GP'24,'28
Mr. & Mrs. E. Clayton Gengras, Jr. P'85, '87 GP'15, '17, '20, '21, '24
Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Gordon P'84, '87, '89 GP'18,'21,'23
Mr. & Mrs. Jon A. Manafort GP'13,'16,'18,'19,'20,'25
Mr. & Mrs. Curtis D. Robinson GP'25
Mr. & Mrs. Gene H. Rosenberg GP'21, '23
Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Scherer, Jr. P'81,'82 GP'18,'20
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Schwartz GP'18,'21
Melinda M. & Paul R. C. Sullivan P'96 GP'18,'20
David S. & Merle J. Trager P'86,'88 GP'18,'21
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence G. Tribble, Jr. P'91,'93 GP'22,'25
Grandparents funded enhancements to the Early Learning Center last year.
Gifts from grandparents over the past two years 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.
This year the Grandparent Executive Committee is leading an effort to raise at least $50,000 from all current grandparents for two projects.
First, grandparent gifts will provide a $25,000 match to gifts from alumni and others that are directed to fund the renovation of the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms. Built in 1970 and unchanged since, Renbrook’s locker rooms are well used, and now, well worn. We are eager to refresh the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms so that they better reflect the quality of the programs they serve. A renovation will also improve the impression Renbrook makes on visiting athletes, coaches, and parents. The total project cost is estimated to be $55,000, and our commitment launches that campaign. To read more or to make a gift, click here.
The second project is to fund repair work and restoration to the school’s front Courtyard. Specifically, a $25,000+ gift from grandparents will allow for the broken fieldstone and cement in the Courtyard to be replaced with fieldstone. It will also allow for the building’s original window shutters to be repaired, painted and replaced. The Courtyard is the front door to the school, and we hope you agree that it is an important statement about quality at Renbrook.
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 Beth Cahill at 860.236.1661. Thank you!