Fill In The Blank – Independent School Education Means ____________

RIISE MV Benefit - Future or Opportunity


“the future”

Besides the beautiful people, fantastic weather, delicious food, and generous donations, our first annual #RIISEMVBenefit was a lot of FUN! As the fun and family connections flowed, RIISE’s research and analysis director, Alissa Mayers had folks complete the sentence, Independent School Education Means_________. A few of the responses were similar, but many were as diverse as the families who attended.

What does it mean to you? Fill in the blank by commenting below.


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“expanded resources”


Big thanks go out to:

*The many families & friends who helped create a meaningful day.
*Paige & Ted Parker for being such gracious Martha’s Vineyard hosts.
*Michéle Stephenson & Joe Brewster for their American Promise Movement.
*Deon & Emily Thomas for the tasty Caribbean cuisine.
*Alissa Mayers for holding us down and making it all work.
*Silent Auction donors: Skin by Mamie, The Winnetu Oceanside Resort, American      Promise, Harlem Fine Arts Show, YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Vibrant Health,  &  Elizabeth Cecil

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Speaking of money we raised $500 in scholarship! Scholarship will be offered to a RIISE 2014-15 middle school student who can best share what independent school means to them. More details on RIISE’s very first scholarship entry soon.

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Again, thanks to all who helped make this event amazingly successful. See you next year!!

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