On March 19, 2022, 103 people joined in-person and 170 households participated virtually at the first-ever hybrid Celebrate Bush. Celebrate Bush: Past, Present, Future was highly successful and raised $582,127 in support of financial aid at The Bush School. It was wonderful to welcome parents and guardians, faculty and staff, alumni, Board members, and friends back to campus for our first major event in two years.
Celebrate Bush: Past, Present, Future was highly successful and raised $582,127 in support of financial aid at The Bush School." I think the first draft is overly hyperbolic and confusing without more information about how we measure success and metrics.
Celebrate Bush: Past, Present, Future was led by alumni and current parents Karim Lessard ’89 and Alice (Ryland) Lessard ’89, with even more alumni support from previous Celebrate Bush Co-Chair Kate Bayley ’96. The evening was a true celebration of community and philanthropy with student performances, an incredible closing of the Class Art auction, heartfelt messages about financial aid from faculty and staff, and an outpouring of support from the community.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and expertise, made gifts, and helped to celebrate the continued importance of committing to making a Bush education accessible and affordable through financial aid.
A special thank you to the Celebrate Bush: Past, Present, Future volunteers.
Karim Lessard ’89 and Alice (Ryland) Lessard ’89
Gretchen Boehm and Joanna Smith
Forest Dickey, Karen Naggar, and Christie Park
Class Art Volunteers
Leads: Judi Yates and Suzanna Westhagen
Kindergarten: Alisha Brown, Kelli Burns, Nicole Nishimura, and Judi Yates
First Grade: Maria Chapman Kennedy, Brendan Kennedy, Kathleen Nowak, and Joelle Aldaheff
Second Grade: Forest Dickey and Kira Streets
Third Grade: Heather Hayes
Fourth Grade: Judi Yates, Iris Mondri-Kish, and Krista Seery
Fifth Grade: Kaylen Flugel, Leslie Neihart, Suzanna Westhagen, Judi Yates, and Catherine Eaton Skinner
Middle School: Rebecca Pleasure and Ann Marie Schreiber
Upper School: Bill Baber