To the Miami Palmetto Senior High School Class of 1968 on our 50th Reunion: As many of you know, the great Palmetto Class of ’68 will be celebrating its 50th Reunion on May 4-6 in Miami. When recalling your memories from those years so long ago, there are likely more from the activities, sports, clubs, and arts in which you were involved, and maybe not so many of writing papers and doing math problems. These were important years and the extracurricular activities cultivated lasting friendships and good memories.
To mark our 50th high school graduation, the Reunion Committee suggested a gift to benefit as many students as possible. Over 1,000 students use the gym for sports and athletic events and around 300 students participate in music classes, band, and orchestra activities. In consultation with Victoria Dobbs, the current principal, we set a goal to raise enough money to purchase musical instruments for the students and to refinish the old gym floor. The gym is an integral part of the school’s campus, providing not only a physical space for activity, but also as a source of school pride. If we can fund both projects, a plaque will be placed in the music room and the gym acknowledging that the gift is from the generous Class of 1968.
We already have a $25,000 matching gift that will match dollar-for-dollar the first $25,000 that classmates give. No gift is too small, and we hope as many people as possible will participate. Many of us are grateful to Palmetto, and we want to raise enough funds to benefit current and future Palmetto students, who now sit in the seats we did 50 years ago.
Please consider contributing to the Class of ’68 Reunion Gift. You can contribute using PayPal or by check.
Check Payable to: Miami Palmetto Senior High School Alumni Association, Inc. Please include on the check: “Class of ’68 Reunion Gift” and send your check to: Miami Palmetto Senior High School Alumni Association, Inc. c/o Nancy Lawther 9140 SW 59 Ave. Miami, FL 33156
The Miami Palmetto Senior High School Alumni Association, Inc. is a qualified 501(c)(3) charity; accordingly, all gifts for the Class of ’68 Reunion are fully tax deductible to the extent permitted by applicable law. To receive proper documentation of your tax deductible donation, please include your mailing address and email with your gift. Please also let us know if you will permit us to acknowledge you with the names of other contributors on our web page or if you prefer to give anonymously. If you have any questions about this, please contact either one of us. Thank you, in advance, for your donation, and we look forward to seeing you at the Reunion in May.
Please consider giving a donation to benefit the students and establish our class legacy. The Class Reunion Gift will go toward replacing aging musical instruments and refinishing the gym’s basketball floor.
TOTAL CLASS GIFT TO DATE (6/2/18): $55,523
THANK YOU TO:
Gift of $25,000 Anonymous
Gift of $10,000 Anonymous
Gift of $5,000 Anonymous
Gifts of $2,500 to $3,000 Edward Dauer Cynthia Dale Fein Valory Greenfield & Robert Sherrin Nancy Hester
Gifts of $1,000 Wm. Lee Popham Peter R. Mooy
Gift of $600 Charlie Fancher Gifts up to $300 Bonnie McElheny Angueira Nancy Burchik Kathleen L. Burke Daniel Cowan Nancy T. Dann Corvette Fasteners Susie Allen Geyer Carol Gould Jill Hinton Paula Kirby Kathleen Koehnemann Barbara & Edward MacDougall Carolyn Maltby Deborah Mumaw Roger & Janet Nash Peggy C. Popham Ronald D. Powell Patricia Sauers Barbara Smith Stephen Taylor Malcolm Thomas Laurie Turner Anonymous