We’ve always known that we have the best parents in the boarding school world. From rallying fellow parent support of the annual fund to providing lavish appreciation breakfasts to welcoming prospective families during Admissions’ events, our strong and dedicated group of parent volunteers goes above and beyond to sustain and enhance every aspect of the School. Over the past few months our parents’ generosity has truly expanded in new and remarkable directions.
During an extraordinary Giving Tuesday event in December, a record number of parents contributed to Trinity-Pawling in honor of faculty who make a difference for their sons. To continue that celebration, faculty were not only treated to an extravagant brunch on December 16, but parents also pledged to provide breakfast fare weekly on Mondays throughout the winter term. These once-a-week feasts were not only delicious but warmed the hearts of hard-working faculty and staff while providing much good cheer throughout the cold winter months.
Says Slade Mead, Director of College Counseling, “Monday mornings went from dreary start of the work weekdays to glorious feasts in the faculty room days. Wow — thank you!”
Additionally, a number of parents jumped in recently to help when they learned that many of our international students would be spending their March break on campus. They provided abundant snacks to keep the boys going. “Parents empathized with the reality of having their sons across the world in such a new and unfamiliar situation. They wanted them to be as comfortable as possible,” says Amy Foster, Director of Gardiner Library and Learning Commons.
Truly, we are blessed by the incredible generosity of our parent community. We are grateful to them for sharing their boys with the School, as well as their devotion and care for Trinity-Pawling and its faculty and staff.
by Kate Vengrove