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Giving

“Imagine a school in which children would explore, experiment, create, and discover; where children would learn to respect and help each other; where minds would be stretched and strengthened; where information would be experienced, and practiced.” - Jane Kern (Seacrest Founder)

"Imagine the best possible learning environment for children" 

Imagine..." That simple but profound word is what Seacrest was founded upon 37 years ago, and “imagine,” is what we ask of each of our students every day. When we imagine we give power to our creative inspiration and we make real what was once just a dream. Back in 2000, our school community imagined the most advanced technology center of any school in Florida, and at a time when that was unheard of, Seacrest built one that rivaled any learning institution in our state. What Seacrest imagined twenty years ago prepared students for the technology-driven, interconnected world we live in today.

Our students, teachers, and families imagined adding athletic fields, gymnasiums, and programs, where every student is welcome to find their place to shine on a team. The results of that dream can be measured in state championships, and Seacrest graduates playing at the college level at more than twice the national average.

We imagined a high school where students would have the breadth to sharpen their focus and explore interests and strengths through extracurricular activities, internships, in addition to their concentrated studies. That concept resulted in Seacrest graduates who are prepared, confident, inspired, and ready to attend the top-tier four-year colleges and some of the nation's most exclusive universities they are consistently accepted with.

"Imagine," a word that opened so many doors for thousands of students in our community.

With your support, just imagine what we can do next.

Imagine 100

 

A culture of giving is at the heart of a great educational institution.

Just as we ask our students to engage in their experience here at Seacrest, we also ask each member of our community to play an active role in delivering our mission. Because independent schools such as Seacrest operate without government funds, it is important to raise additional money each year, apart from tuition, to continue offering our students an exceptional learning environment. In addition to tuition, parents, alumni, grandparents, friends, community partners and outside constituents are asked to invest in the growth and enhancement of Seacrest through annual giving and special events.

We ask you to make annual giving to Seacrest's Annual Fund a top philanthropic priority each year. Gifts to the Annual Fund support Seacrest’s operating budget, ensuring our students continue to receive an educational experience that will prepare them for the future. To learn more about the Seacrest Annual Fund, why you should give, and the impact your gift makes, visit The Annual Fund page.

Making your gift to Seacrest is easy. We graciously accept:

  • Cash, check, or credit card donations
  • Wire Transfers
  • FACTS account
  • Matching Gifts
  • Appreciated Securities – This is a popular alternative way to give a cash gift because it avoids capital gains tax on securities held long-term and provides an income tax deduction equal to the fair-market value at the date of transfer. If you would like to use this option, please contact Eva Aspegren, Director of Development at easpegren@seacrest.org .

Your charitable and tax-deductible contribution to the Annual Fund supports faculty and staff salaries, professional development, programs, campus maintenance and improvements, tuition assistance and more. We are grateful for your support!

In addition to monetary gifts, our active parent body graciously gives their time to a number of activities and events on campus. Seacrest would not be the inclusive and exciting community it is without the participation of our families in the lives of their children and the life of our school. The information below will help introduce you to some of the inherent differences and the particular responsibilities of independent school parents.

Imagine what we can do Ways to Give

 

 

 


Thank You to Our 2020-2021 Donors

 

Seacrest Country Day School celebrates the generosity of each of our donors who supports our students with a philanthropic gift during the 2020-2021 school year. The unwavering generosity of our donors is an investment in each and every student and allows us to deliver Seacrest’s transformative learning experience. We are grateful to our donors for their contribution!

Total Giving Circles
Donors are listed by their total contribution to Seacrest during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Benefactors Circle - $250,000+
Visionary Circle - $100,000 to $249,999
Legacy Circle - $50,000 to $99,999
Founders Circle - $25,000 to $49,999
Trustees Circle - $10,000 to $24,999
Leadership Lane Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
Head of School Circle - $2,500 to $4,999
Partners Circle - $1,000 to $2,499
Blue and Green Circle - $500 to $999
Friends Circle - $250 to $499
Stingray Club - up to $249

We would like to thank the following donors:

Benefactors Circle - $250,000+


Visionary Circle - $100,000 to $249,999


Legacy Circle - $50,000 to $99,999

Joe and Candice Lopez*

Founders Circle - $25,000 to $49,999
Tom and Susan Murray

Trustees Circle - $10,000 to $24,999
Vince and Dr. Deanna Barbaro*
David and Debra Huber
Michael and Nancy O'Hara
The Wasmer Family*

Leadership Lane Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
Dan Menelly
Bob and Susi Sebes
Nicole Soderlund*
John and Jennifer Wimsatt*

Head of School Circle - $2,500 to $4,999
The Bellestri Family*
The Bozarth Family*
William and Barbara Jones
Robert and Mariann MacDonald
The Pestarino Family*

Partners Circle - $1,000 to $2,499
Anonymous (2)
The C. E. Brehm Foundation
The de Asla Family*
Anthony and Brenda Di Norcia and Family*
Robert and Amberly Donath*
The Herstein Family*
The Khammash Family*
Obayedur and Salma Khan*
Rob and Ann Lawson*
The Little-Hunt Family*
Douglas Meester
Andrew and Megan Miller*
Glenn and Denise Miller*
The Mizwa Family*
Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation
David and Patricia Perron*
The Prischak Family*
Chuck and Allison Rainey*
Wesley and Naomi Smith '01*
Scott and Laurie Thompson*
The Timmerman Family*
Mireille Zappulla*

Blue and Green Circle - $500 to $999
Anonymous (2)
The Arpin Family*
Eva Aspegren*
Kevin Aspegren*
The Bender Family*
Moira Carroll*
Chirs Celano '10
Henry and Lisa Grum*
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Jacoby*
The Kruk Family*
Diana Macian MD*
James and Gena Merkel*
Jennifer Murdock*
Jim and Maureen Murphy Family*
Patrice Shields P'12
Thomas Trently and Tracey Nicholson*

Friends Circle – $250 to $499
Affordable PetCare Hospital
Kimberly Alario*
The Bender Family
Mary Brandt and Family*
David and Jodie Bruton
Grandparents of Juliet and Ian Clayton
Thomas G. Brown and Diane Condon
The Czapla Family*
The Eisenhuth Family*
The Espinosa Family*
The Grinsteins Family
The Guerriero Family*
David and Tracy Haley*
David Hastings '10
Mark Hastings '14
The Hussey Family*
Steve and Billie Jean Karterouliotis*
Erin Kelly*
The Lahti Family*
The Lyons Family*
Mark and Jennifer Marsala
Stuart and Stephanie Miller
The Pash Family*
The Pearson Family*
C. Reed Rollins
The Rustice Family*
The Vishio Family
The Vitelli Family*
Alex, Anna and Harry Wilson*
Tom and Alana Wriggins*
Todd and Sharon Zwicker*

Stingray Club - up to $249
Michelle Alfrey
AmazonSmile Foundation
Nancy Amos
Anonymous (9)
Keith Arndt
Ron and Julie Aspegren
Milena Ayala
Mary Baron*
Jesse and Sandy Bernstein
The Bluestein Family*
Dr. Joe Bord and Rabbi Nicole Lunda
Bill and MaryZoe Bowden
Robin Bowers
Jessica Brady '15
Angela Brown-Burchett
Blake Burchett '16
Dylan Burchett '11
Tyler Burchett '14
The Byrom Family*
William J. Carufe
Steven and Pamela Caruso*
Jan and Taina Class*
Alison Clayton*
Justin Coker '17
Doug and Helen Conroy*
Helen Cooper
Gustavo Costa
Jeanette Curvin
Duarte and Denise Da Silveira and Family
Jerry and Terry Dalton
Dorothy Dean*
Bill and Jodie DeSalvo
Samantha Dewling
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Donley, Jr.*
Ridge Dulitz
Marty Durham
Jason and Meghan Easterly*
Carol Emerton
Michelle English
Lynda Farrow
Tay Fessenden
The Forget Family*
Sal and Terry Gardino
The Goldberg Family*
Mike and Alecia Grandi*
George and Nicole Grech
The Grimm Family*
Dylan Hacker
Patricia Harper and Mark Hogan
Austin '11 and Madison '12 Hunt
Peter and Jennifer Huy*
The Hynes-Gallagher Family*
Ryan Jobe*
Alex Johnson
Craig Johnson
The Jokela's
Ralph Krumins*
Eduardo Lishner
Amyrose LoMele
Simone Low*
Sylvie Lucki
Mike Manley
Stephan and Nancy Mazula
Mario Mendoza
Jason and Christin Minder*
Robert and Judy Mitchell
Heather Moore
Cy and Claudia Morris*
Brian and Lisa Moschello
Marissa Murray '17
Luke and Laura Noble*
Kristin Norkeliunas
Chris and Samantha Navedo*
Tricia O'Connor*
Alberto Ortiz and Sandra Callau*
Chandra Parmiter*
Robert and Jennifer Paxton*
Nicholas and Justyna Pohl*
Robert Powell
Derek and Chellsey Pruitt*
Julia Reisman '16
Linda Rich
Bill and Caroline Richards*
Sydney Richardson*
Adrian Rickert*
Jarod Rogers*
Tristan Rosal
Linda Russetto
Meghan and Abby Schimmel*
Howard Schott and Amanda Sutton-Schott*
Caron Staples
The Stapp Family*
Haleh Tabrah, MD*
The Giallombardo Theel Family*
The Timotheo Family*
Ally Topliff
Drew and Tammy Townsend*
Jennifer and Emma Townsend*
Nancy Turner
Tyra Turner*
Kim Walbert
The Walzer Family*
Robert R. Wickboldt, Jr.
Chris and Rae Young
Judy and Jeff Zwicker

* Denotes a current Seacrest family