Devon Gold

At Carey, we know gratitude. We see it in the faces of our youngest learners when they partner with their upper grade buddies in an art project. We feel it during parent-teacher conferences, hearing the words of a teacher who truly knows our child. We see and feel it when we come together as a community in service to others during a Caring at Carey event. And we hear it in the voices of our fifth graders as they reflect on their Carey journeys during graduation. At Carey, there is just so much to be grateful for: Happy, thriving children, a dedicated faculty that models learning and gratitude, an administration deep in leadership, experience and vision, and a generous community that knows the value of a strong home-school partnership. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I express my deep gratitude for all you contribute in service and support of our great school.

The 2014-15 school year was an exceptional one for The Carey School. We opened the school year by opening doors to new Early Childhood Education Center classrooms, world language rooms, the Angell Administrative Wing and our Hall of Feathers multipurpose room. We completed our Carey Forward Capital Campaign, raising $5.1 million. At the same time, The Carey Fund broke records once again, raising $558,000 and achieving another year of 100% participation from our families and faculty. We launched the school’s Major Gifts program and were honored to receive our first gift, establishing the Charlie Gates Fund for Learning Differences. We began implementation of our new 5-year strategic plan, It’s Elementary, and we continued to celebrate our cherished annual Carey traditions. Perhaps most significant among these traditions was our 2015 Virginia Taylor Spaghetti Dinner, during which we welcomed hundreds of alumni and families back to campus to honor Betty Angell on her retirement after nearly four decades of service.

Thanks to your generosity and in furtherance of our strategic plan, the school continued to invest in the program and people that make Carey exceptional. Among those areas of investment were expanded non-salaried benefits for faculty, increased support for professional development, expanded parent education offerings, technology infrastructure and educational tools, a new website and communications platform, environmental education and the school gardening initiative, a master plan for outdoor campus renewal, the creation of OneCarey, our champions of diversity and inclusion, and increased financial aid awards to meet our community’s needs, just to name a few. And because we are committed to the long-term sustainability of our wonderful school, last year we again worked to grow our endowment by allocating 10% of annual fundraising to this important reserve. Although we have work to do in this area, our endowment has reached nearly $1.5 million and will be a strategic focus for the board in coming years.

Indeed, there was much to be grateful for in our 87th year of inspiring curious, confident and joyful learners. Thank you for your continued support and the culture of gratitude your generosity fosters.

Board of Trustees Executive Committee

Devon Gold – President
Mark Moore – Vice President
Kristy Cowan – Secretary
Steve Lo – Treasurer
Maria Frantz – Strategy and Communications Committee Chairperson

Board of Trustees

Jean Adams
Lydia Alexander-Kapoor
Kim Bottoms
Ben Coughlin
Brian Dowd
Robert Dykes
Joe Eandi
Miguel Espinosa
Robbie Fang
Mary Folsom
Mason Ford
Bobbie Gates
Kim Pepper
Katie Raab
Nkia Richardson
Kelly Sortino