The Gleason Family Foundation has given a $2 million gift to Allendale Columbia School. This is one of the largest gifts in Allendale Columbia's history and will continue to support financial aid as well as the Opportunity Scholar Program.
The program, which was started in 1995, continues to provide a dynamic learning environment for high achieving students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a leading independent school. Allendale Columbia School attracts an ethnically, socio-economically, and geographically diverse community of students from 28 districts and 15 countries. John Reese, Director of Development at Allendale Columbia, says “This gift represents a fabulous boost to our development efforts; it’s ideal that a dedicated Rochester and Allendale Columbia family sees the benefit of supporting deserving students.”
The Gleason Family Foundation's main philanthropic focus is funding programs and institutions which seek to improve educational outcomes in grades K-12. The Gleason Family has a long history of supporting the Rochester Community and Allendale Columbia School.
Jim Gleason, foundation president, said during a recent interview, "It's very obvious that a high performing school like Allendale Columbia, like any high performing university, couldn't exist without a substantial amount of support. Frankly, if it doesn't come from parents and alumni, it won't come from other sources very easily.”
Mick Gee, Allendale Columbia's Head of School, said, "We are deeply appreciative of this level of support for and dedication to Allendale Columbia School. We are proud that a multi-generational AC family is helping us to give students transformative educational experiences while they lead the way in changing K-12 education.”
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Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world—and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Pittsford or online at www.AllendaleColumbia.org. For more information about Allendale Columbia’s tradition of excellence, contact 585-381-4560. Allendale Columbia School. First here, then anywhere.