On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 members of the Hershey Montessori School community gathered for a wonderful celebration – the “Ruby Gala” fundraiser. What a fabulous evening! The Cleveland Botanical Garden provided a beautiful setting to our sold out crowd. It was heartwarming to see so many current and former parents, Montessori colleagues, alumni, and friends join in support of our students and our school’s mission. It was fun to see so many new friends and families as well! You may view photos via the Hershey Montessori School Facebook Page.
The success of the Ruby Gala would not have been realized without the incredible leadership and generosity of our event committee. Though all volunteers devoted numerous hours to many aspects of the event, we’d like to recognize several leaders on key projects: our event co-chairs: Lea Swanson, Dana Davis and Julie Loxterman, and committee members Alecia May, Elizabeth Budnik, Rachel Strong, Erik Neff, Virginija and Jonas Muliolis. Thank you to all who volunteered – your participation on every level helped to make this event such a phenomenal success!
Aside from the warmth and friendship shared by our guests, the evening was truly impactful for Hershey Montessori School. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, exciting silent and live auctions and many generous donations, initial figures show a record breaking $180,000 was raised, or a net of approximately $130,000 after expenses! Thanks to the generosity of all of our supporters and sponsors, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $110,000! All proceeds go directly to benefit our students. As tuition covers only 75% of our school’s operations, these funds are critical in continuing to provide this the high-quality education for our students and continue to provide a successful education model acclaimed by Montessori peers worldwide.
What a special night celebrating Hershey Montessori School’s community, high quality education, as well as its vibrant future. I am very grateful to serve this incredible school and community. The Ruby Gala was certainly an evening to remember. We succeeded together and I thank you for your role and support.
Anne Marie, Director of Advancement
February 15, 2018 marked the official end of the Campaign for Hershey Montessori School, Inspiring Global Citizens from birth through 18 years. The final campaign total will exceed $4.5 million and surpassed the original $3.7 million goal thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of hundreds of donors. The critically needed campaign funding was utilized to complete the world’s first full continuum from birth through 18 years with an adolescent program on a working farm with a residential option. We offer our deepest gratitude for your support and commitment to the future of our students, and students all over the world. A final campaign report to the community will be available soon.
Marianna Pasaret is a 2012 graduate of the Huntsburg campus of Hershey Montessori School. She is a current resident of Austin Texas and was recently interviewed by ESPEROS in their SoHo stories blog which focused on Lifting Women Up.
Read it here!
Marianna is a multimedia artist, concentrating on a combination of digital and sketch work. She exhibited in London late last year and was Boss Babes’ resident artist last winter. Read her inspiring interview where she discusses what and who empowers her and how she lifts other women up. We at Hershey are very happy for her success both as an artist and an inspiration!
Hershey Montessori School’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala!
The 2018 Spring Gala will celebrate 40 years of Hershey Montessori School – Transforming Education!
We will celebrate this ruby anniversary at a Ruby Gala! on May 5, 2018 at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Our Gala this year is presented by Steve Terrell and Jon Lawrence. This is our largest fundraising effort of the year with all proceeds directly benefiting the children and supporting Hershey’s operating budget. This grand endeavor is a live, silent auction, dinner and night of entertainment. Save the date and book your sitter!
Our Ruby Gala website is up and running, highlighting all the ways you can participate! You can find forms, purchase sponsorships, advertising, personal messages, tickets and make donations – right from your armchair! Click to learn more!
Click here and explore the Ruby Gala!
Join us in celebrating this historic milestone!
Join us! All are welcome!
Grand Opening Ceremony and
Special Donor Recognition Celebration
Hershey Montessori School Huntsburg Campus
11530 Madison Road
Huntsburg, OH 44046
February 10, 2018
Recognition Ceremony for Donors
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
General Public Open House
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
RSVP to Cindy Guest at email@example.com or call 440-357-0918 by February 8, 2018