February 1, 2016

I was in New York City to attend the CASE-NAIS Conference opening session this morning. This annual conference for development officers and heads of schools is an important clearing house for ideas and best practices in fundraising. My primary reason for attending though, was to help recognize the F.M. Kirby Foundation for their philanthropic contributions to independent schools such as ours over the years.

Dillard Kirby P’ 09, ’13, accepted a special award on behalf of the Foundation.

Back at school, I met with members of the Office of Student Life to follow up on Friday’s incident. Though still very disappointed in what took place, I am optimistic that it will be properly addressed.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.