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Wonderful news

Dear Families and Friends,

I have wonderful news!

Gordon recently received a gift of $250,000 in support of our vision to create a more sustainable world.

Currently, this work ranges from Early Childhood worm composting to the installation of a new, energy efficient (and expensive!) roof for the school. This exceptionally generous gift is an acknowledgement of Gordon's ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration they need to be lifelong stewards of the planet.

The person making the donation wished to remain anonymous, but they were specific in their hopes for how the gift would be shared with the community.

From activist Greta Thunberg to the Gordon students and alumni who participated in Friday's Global Climate Strike, children are mobilizing around the world to address the defining issue of our time. While politicians debate, young people are taking action. 

Gordon's presence at the strike on Friday is a story about global sustainability. But it is also a story of how Gordon teaches young people the importance of advocating for their beliefs and using their voices to stand up for others. 

The next several years will be crucial ones for this planet, and the donor was inspired by Gordon students taking their place in history, sharing, "If anyone is going to solve this crisis, it's going to be our children."

So this gift is officially announced today, in honor of the students who represented Gordon at Friday's Global Climate Strike, the children like them around the world who will lead the way in responding to this crisis, and the future generations who will benefit from the courage and compassion of our children today.

This weekend will be an opportunity for all members of the Gordon community to consider their place in this work. I hope you will join me Saturday night at WaterFire, where we will celebrate this incredible gift and our strategic vision to be the school that this world needs now.

With gratitude and pride,


Noni Thomas López
Head of School

 

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