After over two decades of service to Gordon, Ralph leaves an impressive legacy that will continue to impact students for generations. His vision for Gordon has been to create a school community that is decidedly diverse where students learn empathy and critical thinking through a multicultural lens. In the summer of 2017, the Board of Trustees established this fund to honor this vision and further enhance the school’s capacity to create an economically diverse community.
The fund deepens the school’s permanent resources and will be directed by the Board to advance his intentions in perpetuity. In the near term, the fund will specifically:
Support the implementation of the school’s innovative new tuition pricing system - Family Individualized Tuition or FIT – that replaces the antiquated financial aid system.
Enhance Gordon’s commitment to inclusivity by advancing access to a Gordon education for families from a range of economic backgrounds who are seeking a competitive academic program as well as opportunities to provide their children with skills in leadership,athletics, and the fine and performing arts.
The Ralph Wales Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment fund and will bolster existing endowed and operating budget resources focused on providing families with access to a Gordon education. Support this fund with a gift today.