Dear Parents and Friends,
We are honored to serve as the Parent Giving Chairs for the 2020–21 Loomis Chaffee Annual Fund!
We are the proud parents of four children: Connor, Catherine, Caroline ’21 and Carter. Each of our children have attended different independent schools — a fact that has deepened our appreciation for the singular experience of a Loomis Chaffee education. Caroline was initially drawn to the school by the opportunity to participate on a high-level ice hockey team, as well as to play field hockey and lacrosse. Over time, it has become clear that perhaps the school’s most significant advantage is its warm, inclusive environment. Caroline has benefited immeasurably from her dedicated and caring teachers, advisors, and coaches. We have been so proud to watch her grow not only as a student, but as a person during these past few years.
Everything that Loomis Chaffee offers our children is strengthened by a robust Annual Fund. Tuition covers approximately 70% of the true cost of a Loomis Chaffee education; gifts to the Annual Fund from parents, alumni, and friends of the school help make up the difference. We are very fortunate to be working with a group of over 50 volunteer families who have generously agreed to give their time to help us reach this year’s goal of 80% current parent participation. We hope that as a parent you will choose to contribute to this year’s Annual Fund and help ensure that Loomis Chaffee can provide the same transformative education it always has, but one that is flexible and can quickly adapt to the challenges of today’s world.
Randy & Sheryl Appleyard P ’21
Parent Giving Chairs