Parents of Avon
PARENTS OF AVON MISSION
With the concurrence of the Avon Old Farms School headmaster and Board of Directors, and in accordance with the school’s philosophy, the mission of the Avon Old Farms Parents of Avon is to promote camaraderie and a sense of community among Avon families and friends and enhance the academic, athletic, and extracurricular experiences of the Men of Avon.
PARENTS OF AVON BOARD
Co-Presidents & Blue Blazer Ball Acquisitions
Blue Blazer Ball Timeline Manager
Examples of projects supported by Parents of Avon fundraising in recent years:
- Biology lab equipment
- Ropes course, tubing, and Six Flags for class orientation program
- Birthday card and $5 for each student
- Visiting authors series
- Pitching machine, basketball machine, and scoring table
- Laser engraver for woodshop
- Livestreaming athletic contests
- Visiting artists programs
- Beaver Pond Dock
- Riddlers’ Carnegie Hall trip
- Boar’s Head tenderloin steaks
- Intersession project funding
- Laferriere Art Gallery display
Blue Blazer Ball
This annual spring dinner and auction gala provides a unique opportunity for the extended Avon Old Farms family to celebrate the traditions and values of this exceptional school. The purpose of our fundraising endeavors is to enhance the boys’ experiences during their years at Avon Old Farms School.
Last year’s event raised $120,000 for the Student Enrichment Fund and $60,000 for the Outreach Program.
The Student Enrichment Fund supports enhancements in academics, sports, arts and extracurricular activities for the benefit of Avon students. This year, for example, the Student Enrichment Fund provided resources for our STEM program; travel for the Riddlers’ performance at Carnegie Hall; resources needed for live streaming athletic events; equipment for the biology lab; a pitching machine for the baseball team and sleds for the football team; and funding for lecturers and visiting artists.
The Outreach Program was established by Avon Old Farms School to provide financial resources, as finances allow, to support students with demonstrated financial need who encounter unexpected financial difficulties. Monies awarded are outright grants without the expectation of repayment.