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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 38 years ago, and “imagine,” is what we ask of each of our students and your children 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 over 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 opportunities 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.

"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
  • 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.

 

2020-21 Seacrest Country Day School Annual Report

 


Thank You to Our 2021-2022 Donors

Seacrest Country Day School celebrates the generosity of each of our donors who supports our students with a philanthropic gift during the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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
Tom and Susan Murray
Michael and Nancy O'Hara

Legacy Circle - $50,000 to $99,999
 

Founders Circle - $25,000 to $49,999
Jim and Francia Shaw

Trustees Circle - $10,000 to $24,999
Vince and Deanna Barbaro*
Moe and Aya Elgohary*
David and Debra Huber
JRC Transportation Inc. and The Cappella Family*
John and Rachel Paz*
The Wasmer Family*

Leadership Lane Circle - $5,000 to $9,999
The Bozarth Family*
Fourwood Thinking*
Patricia Garcia*
Bill and Barbara Jones
The Pestarino Family*
Bob and Susi Sebes
Nicole Soderlund and Family*
The Walton Family*

Head of School Circle - $2,500 to $4,999
Michael Byrom and Shan O'Fee-Byrom*
Nick and Brooke Gialamas*
JRC Transportation Inc.
Robert and Mariann MacDonald
Rick and Leslie Snyder*
The Tiafierro and Papavero Family*

Partners Circle - $1,000 to $2,499
The Albrite Family*
Anonymous (2)
Mary Brandt*
William J. Carufe
Armando Casanova
CE Brehm Foundation
The Civello Family*
The Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation
The Donath Family*
Dynamic Seawall Maintenance Systems, Inc.
Edwards and Company on behalf of Richard and Francesca Ribellino and Family*
Carolyn J. Elmore 
The Faris Family*
Forest Capital Management
The Jacoby Family*
The Khammash Family*
Joe and Candice Lopez*
Andrew and Megan Miller*
Glenn and Denise Miller*
The O'Connor Family
OneDigital Health and Benefits
The Pang Family*
The Prischak Family*
The Reed Family*
Deo and Annalisa Savoretti '11*
The Sebes Family
The Sladick Family
Karl Soderlund and Family*
Naomi Walden*

Blue and Green Circle - $500 to $999
Thom and Barbara Abbatiello*
Anonymous
Tobin Brown*
Paul and Sally Cronin*
The DiNorcia Family*
Eric and Aga Edwards*
Florida Elite SW Inc.
The Gaglio Family*
Luc Goemaere and Karen Wu*
The Grinsteins Family*
Kitchen Designs by Clay
LandQwest Commercial Naples
The Mizwa Family*
Luke and Laura Noble*
The Overman Family*
The Scholz Family*
Kathryn E. Thomson*
Russell R. Thomson*
The Turner Family*
The Vicas Family*
Vishio Forry PLLC
The Werder Family*
The Williams Family*

Friends Circle - $250 to $499
The Adkins Family*
Allegra Marketing Print Mail
Gary and Melissa Anderson*
Anonymous (4)
Eva Aspegren*
Kevin Aspegren*
Ronald and Julie Aspegren
Ron Aspegren
BCB Homes
The Cassano Family*
Travis Childers
The Clayton Children Grandparents
The Conroy Family*
Richard Counts*
Jenny and Valentina Cruz*
The de Asla and Akin Family*
The Espinosa Family*
Alex Farrow '16
Gem Grimshaw '18
The Guerriero Family*
Bryan and Allyson Hamilton*
Scott and Lisa Hicks*
Rick and Kim Jokela
Stephan and Nancy Mazula
Jason and Christin Minder*
Darren and Risa Moore*
The Ocana Family*
The O'Connor P'17 Family
Michelle Pearce
The Pezzuti Family*
Pro Placement LLC
Publix Super Markets Charities
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Christopher Scanlan
Matt Smith
The Timotheo Family*
The Vaccaro Family*
Ute Vandersluis*
The Werder Family*

Stingray Club - up to $249
Alma Amell
Amaya Amell
Anonymous (24)
Keith Arndt
Milena Ayala
The Barley Family*
Megan Beischer-Gustavus
Sean Bennett and Amyrose LoMele
Jesse and Sandy Bernstein
Dr. Joe Bord
Robin Bowers
Angela Brown-Burchett
Steven and Pamela Caruso*
Dayton Chiappini and Family*
Alison Clayton*
Jeanette Curvin
The Czapla Family*
Jerry and Terry Dalton
The DeGradi Family*
Samantha Dewling
Matt Diapella
Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Donley*
The Doyle Family*
Liz Drugan '11
Ridge Dulitz
The Elter Family*
Carol Emerton
Tom and Kerry Evans*
Lynda Farrow
Tay Fessenden
James W. Flanagan
The Fong Family*
Elizabeth Frosini
Lynn Galligan
The Gardino Family
Gary Grimshaw
The Grandi Family*
George and Nicole Grech
Dylan Hacker*
Christopher and Rosie Hatwell*
Coach Richard Hodges
Austin '11 and Madison '12 Hunt
Peter and Jennifer Huy*
The Hynes-Gallagher Family*
The Jacoby Family*
Ryan Jobe*
Bill and Cindy Jobe
Craig Johnson
Briana Kaparis*
Izabela Kondakciu
Ralph Krumins*
The Leiner Family*
Robert and Almerina Leonia*
Eduardo Lishner
Alex and Mindi Lopez*
The Low Family*
The Lyons Family*
The Macian Reed Family*
Lisa McLaughlin*
Mario Mendoza
Lauren Miller-Fagan*
Judy Mitchell
Heather Moore
Lisa Moschello
Kristin Norkeliunas
Monica Oberman*
The O'Connell Family*
Patricia O'Connor*
Katie Oltmans*
The Ortiz Family*
The Pausch Family*
Robert and Jennifer Paxton
JoAnna Pearl
Larry and Cynthia Pivacek*
Nick and Justyna Pohl*
R&N Lawn Maintenance, Inc.
Spencer Reese
Linda Rich
Sydney Richardson*
The Rickert Family*
The Rives Family*
C. Reed Rollins
Laura Romero
The Rubinsztain Family*
Evelyn Ruiz
Linda Russetto
Meg and Abby Schimmel*
The Schlaupitz Family*
Howard Schott
The Seabury Family*
The Shand Manzano Family*
The Sibert Family
Karen Sippola
Cindy Sirois
Raylette Sitter
Hans Smelker
Dr. Caron Staples
Laurie Stevenson
Haleh Tabrah*
Arnaldo Tavares*
Jennifer Theel*
Ally Topliff
Kim Walbert
The Washburn Family*
Karrie Weaver*
Angela Weiler
The Werder Family*
Sheridon Wright
Chris and Rae Young

* Denotes a current Seacrest family