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Fall 2019 (Report on Giving)

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ETHOS

Supporters Turn Determination and Philanthropy into a Legacy of Innovation

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MAKERS

Gifts Fund Technology and Classroom Innovation

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Fine Arts Endowments Nurture Potential and Sustain Programs

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ETHOS

Supporters Turn Determination and Philanthropy into a Legacy of Innovation

In 1967, following a series of decisions that would set a small downtown Raleigh church school on the path to becoming one of the Triangle’s top independent schools, Ravenscroft board members recognized that the best way to achieve their vision for the school was to relocate it.

Over the next few years, dedicated supporters — including brothers Robert Holding Jr., Frank Holding and Lewis “Snow” Holding, Fran and Watson Pugh ’38, Mary Ann Broughton, Jack Carter and Victor Bell Jr. — worked tirelessly to make that possible.

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FIT

Athlete Wellness Takes Center Stage in Renovated Weight Room

The question was simple: What do our student-athletes need for safe and successful fitness training? The answer led Ravenscroft’s Athletics Department to reevaluate the existing weight room, located in the A.E. Finley Activity Center, and take decisive action to meet the current needs of the physical education curriculum and athletic team training.

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MAKERS

Gifts Fund Technology and Classroom Innovation

As technology continues to transform teaching and learning across campus, two Ravenscroft families have given generously to support and advance its use among students of all ages.

“As we educate students in a rapidly changing world, these sorts of gifts are incredibly important,” Sarah Loyola, director of educational technology, said. “These forward-thinking families are helping us prepare our students for careers that may not yet even exist.”

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One World
ONE WORLD

McKnight Endowment Honors a Father’s Legacy in World Languages

When Norva Bounds learned that her father was planning to retire from teaching, she was determined to ensure that his legacy of scholarship would be remembered. Bounds, a longtime Spanish teacher in Ravenscroft’s Upper School, decided to dedicate her full Ravenscroft salary that year toward the creation of an endowment in his name.

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Fine Arts Endowments Nurture Potential and Sustain Programs

“The gift that keeps on giving” is a phrase that could have been coined to describe a well-rounded education — and also the generosity of donors who make that possible for so many students at Ravenscroft. When it comes to endowments dedicated to the fine arts at Ravenscroft, donors who support these funds can be assured their generosity has a lifelong impact on students with a passion for the arts.

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Philanthropy by the Numbers
In Appreciation

Philanthropy By the Numbers: Gifts of time, talent and treasure

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Ravens Reply
RAVENS REPLY

We asked our Ravenscroft Alumni Facebook friends: What spot on campus was your favorite when you were a student here and why?

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9 to Watch
9 to watch

Nine alumni reflect on their experiences in leadership and service to their alma mater as members of our Board of Trustees

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