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Our Parents’ Association Did it Again!

Our Parents’ Association (PA) distributed $93,000 to Santa Fe Prep this May, representing the hard work and tireless effort and talents of our parent community during this past school year, including record-breaking Rummage Sale and Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars events.

Led by PA President Aline Harris-Ellis and Vice President Margaret Hennessey, our parents gave their time and treasure throughout the school year as they gathered together in support of our students, teachers, and our city. More than $1.3 million was committed by Prep in tuition assistance this year to 40% of our families. Every dollar of that is donated (through Sustaining Fund, grants, capital campaign and our endowment draw) and the PA’s contribution to our tuition assistance adds significantly. We are grateful for the following distribution of the Parents’ Association’s $93,000:

  • $10,000 to the PA’s endowment for tuition assistance
  • $73,000 to our tuition assistance budget
  • $10,000 to Breakthrough Santa Fe

Total: $93,000!  Thank you!

In addition to Aline and Margaret, we are grateful to our PA Secretary Mitch Koolpe and our Treasurer Chriss O’Neill. Our grade level reps were indispensable in uniting each grade, as were our hundreds of volunteers; and of course, Jill Gerber, who ran our Rummage Sale, and Christine Lehman and Adelma Hnasko, who chaired our Dancing with the Santa Fe Stars event. There is something for everyone, so if you did not have a chance to get involved with the PA this year, then please join us next year!

Happy Summer,

The Advancement Office