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Dr. Rosemary Williams and Mr. David Williams

The Seaside Neighborhood School would not be here today without the foresight and determination of Dr. Rosemary Williams. She and her husband, David, have been homeowners in Seaside since 1991 and continue to spend their time here and at their home in Pennsylvania. She is the original author of the Seaside Neighborhood School and served as the school’s first principal from 1996 until 1999. 

Dr. Williams’ determination and innovative spirit is shining once again with the $500,000 gift from the Williams toward the development of the Performing Arts Center at The Academic Village at Seaside Neighborhood School. This endeavor will allow students and our community to have creative and performance space for band concerts, plays, strings programs, choral performances and much more. 

“Creating spaces for students to become well-rounded and experience the arts is invaluable during the middle school years. After seeing how the Seaside Schools have enhanced educational experiences for students year after year, we knew that this was a program and plan that we wanted to get behind,” Dr. Williams said. 

Not only will the space be used for school specific programs, but the entire neighborhood and community will benefit from the Performing Arts Center. Giving the Seaside Schools a place for community collaboration simply reinforces the Seaside Way. “My personal feeling has always been that SNS should not aspire to be like other public schools but to be the best at what it was intended to be. The original charter describes this school’s aspirations. Over the years, our school family has brought us forward successfully to this time and place,” Dr. Williams said. 

The Seaside School Foundation is excited to see how this generous and community-minded giving helps Seaside students in their journey to EDUCATE + GATHER + GROW. We are thankful and honored to have our founder and her husband as a part of our rich past, but also our future.

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Endowment Giving

Donor restricted gift • Diversified investment portfolio Ongoing financial support for the school • Source of permanent, reliable funding for the Seaside School, Inc. • Funds are established based on the programs and academic plan endorsed by the Seaside School, Inc. Leadership Team.

Seaside School
Wellness Fund

Social Awareness, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making.

Target Amount: $1,000,000

Seaside School
Culinary Fund

Culinary Kitchen and Teaching Garden.

Target Amount: $1,000,000

Seaside School Performing Arts Fund

Performance Skills, Art Expression and Development, Music Theory, Intro to Theater.

Target Amount: $1,000,000

Seaside School Lifelong Learning Fund

Organizational Leadership, STEAM, Robotics, Mentoring, Internships.

Target Amount: $1,000,000

Endowment Giving

Donor restricted gift • Diversified investment portfolio Ongoing financial support for the school • Source of permanent, reliable funding for the Seaside School, Inc. • Funds are established based on the programs and academic plan endorsed by the Seaside School, Inc. Leadership Team.

Endowment Funds

  • Stability and growth in program funding
  • Contribute programs that will result in perpetuity and sustainability
  • Create permanent, reliable funding with your gift.
  • The Seaside School Wellness Endowment Fund
  • The Seaside School Culinary Endowment Fund
  • The Seaside School Performing Arts Endowment Fund
  • The Seaside School Lifelong Learning Fund

Potential Naming Opportunities:

  • Seacoast Collegiate High School: | Maker’s Center: $100,000
  • Seacoast Collegiate High School: Classrooms (#s TBD): $50,000
  • Seaside Neighborhood School | Culinary Center: $1,000,000
  • Seaside Neighborhood School | Art Center: $500,000
  • Seaside Neighborhood School | Music Center: $500,0000
  • Seaside Neighborhood School | Classrooms (#s TBD) : $50,000

Shark Circle

Cumulative lifetime giving recognition that counts revocable and irrevocable gifts, gifts-in-kind and pledge commitments of $50,000 or more; family unit recognized for gift (includes soft and hard credit).

  • Diamond Shark ($1M+)
  • Ruby Shark ($500,000 to $999,999)
  • Emerald Shark ($250,000 to $449,999)
  • Sapphire Shark ($100,000 to $249,999)
  • Pearl Shark ($50,000 to $99,999)

Fin Club

Annual fiscal year recognition level that counts irrevocable gifts, gifts-in-kind and pledge commitments of $1,000 or more, excluding sponsorships (sponsorships are recognized and acknowledged based on benefits associated with the sponsored event).

'96 Society

This society recognizes Alumni from the Seaside Schools that have chosen to give back to their community, further exemplifying the Seaside Way. Donors who give every year will be recognized as ’96 Society members. Alumni gifts are an essential component of the Seaside School Foundation and multi-year pledge payments count toward annual recognition and giving society membership.

All ’96 Society members will receive:

  • Early access to purchase event tickets
  • Alumni reception at Taste of the Race
  • Invitation to annual Thanksgiving Feast
  • Recognition as appropriate in Fin Club/Shark Circle
  • Annual recognition in various publications

Annual fiscal year recognition level that counts irrevocable gifts, gifts-in-kind and pledge commitments of $1,000 or more, excluding sponsorships (sponsorships are recognized and acknowledged based on benefits associated with the sponsored event).

Pearl Fin ($1,000 to $4,999)

  • Two complimentary (Half Marathon or 5K) Race Registrations
  • Invitations to Seaside School & Seacoast Events
  • Recognition on the Seaside School Foundation Website and Publications

Sapphire Fin ($5,000 to $9,999)

  • Two complimentary general admission tickets to Taste of the Race
  • Four complimentary (Half Marathon or 5K) Race Registrations
  • Invitations to Seaside School & Seacoast Events
  • Recognition on the Seaside School Foundation Website and Publications

Emerald Fin ($10,000 to $14,999)

  • Four complimentary general admission tickets to Taste of the Race
  • Six complimentary (Half Marathon or 5K) Race Registrations
  • Invitations to Seaside School & Seacoast Events
  • Recognition on the Seaside School Foundation Website and Publications

Ruby Fin ($15,000 to $24,000)

  • Two complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the Race
  • Eight complimentary (Half Marathon or 5K) Race Registrations
  • Invitations to Seaside School & Seacoast Events
  • Recognition on the Seaside School Foundation Website and Publications

Diamond Fin ($25,000+)

  • Four complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the Race
  • Ten complimentary (Half Marathon or 5K) Race Registrations
  • Invitations to Seaside School & Seacoast Events
  • Recognition on the Seaside School Foundation Website and Publications

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