Annual Report 2021–2022

Dear Stevenson Community,

As we reach the midpoint of the school year, I write to express our gratitude for your philanthropic support. Your partnership and generosity make it possible for us to meet our mission to prepare students for success at Stevenson and beyond, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.

We celebrate 70 years of teaching and learning with pride for the curious, hardworking, and talented students and alumni from the Monterey Peninsula, across the country, and around the world. We are grateful to the devoted and brilliant teachers who have consistently prepared Stevenson students for a healthy life of meaning and challenge. And, we are indebted to you and all donors for your continued investment in our students, faculty, staff, and the future of our School.

Here’s to the next 70 years!

Dr. Dan Griffiths
Acting President
Head of Upper Division

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The Eric Wickersham ’02 Fund

The Eric Wickersham ’02 Fund

The Fund was originally established in 2001 by Grover T. Wickersham ’67 as The Wickersham Family Fund. The Fund was renamed and reestablished in 2021 by Grover T. Wickersham ’67 and Jill Wickersham in memory of Eric to support faculty enrichment at Robert Louis Stevenson School. Grateful faculty wrote to the Wickersham family to thank them for their amazing summer 2022 enrichment experiences made possible by the Eric Wickersham ’02 Fund.

Wickersham Family
The Samantha Allyn Silverman Fund

The Samantha Allyn Silverman Fund

Stevenson would like to commemorate Samantha Allyn Silverman (“Sami”), who attended Stevenson from 1999–2008. Sami attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a degree in Psychology, and then owned a CrossFit gym in Tucson, Arizona. She taught many classes, including to veterans with PTSD, and was well known in her community for using physical pursuits to manage and overcome psychological issues.

Young students at a table
Weekend Activities Fund/Non-Tuition Aid

Weekend Activities Fund/Non-Tuition Aid

Monday Night Dinner, Vespers, Senior Coffee, Dorm Olympics, Dorm dinners, faculty home gatherings, outdoor movies…Stevenson’s traditions have invited generations of students to explore the diversity of residential life while discovering their own communities on campus.

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2021–22 SCHOOL YEAR

What did our donors make possible?

1,181 donors

gave to the Annual Fund in support of the operating budget.

2022 Senior Class

and their parents made possible the purchase of upgraded outdoor wooden furniture for the Reid Dining Hall patio—7 wood slat large tables, 1 wood solid large table, 4 wood slat small tables, 1 wood solid small table, 5 wood slat chairs, and 12 wood slat benches.

45 trip scholarships

were offered to students so they could attend the Sophomore Wilderness Expedition and Junior Class Trip to Joshua Tree.

70 parents and grandparents

supported the renovation of the Carmel Campus blacktop and basketball courts. The students are thrilled each and every school day to play on the new and improved blacktop!

Two happy faculty families

were able to move into the third duplex on Faculty Row thanks to donations from 70 donors.

$305,000

was donated to the athletics programs, supporting the completion of the weight room, new pool scoreboard, uniforms, and team travel expenses.

Four new legacy gifts were created in FY22

One new endowment was created to support financial aid students’ full Stevenson experience. The fund will help provide books, technology, and college trips to students who need this support.

 

One new endowment fund was created to support on-campus weekend activities with resident faculty.

 

In addition to the Silverman Fund, one family pledged to support an additional learning specialist to improve how we support the learning of lower and middle division students.