Photos by Charlie Barnes
More than 450 parents, alumni and friends of MICDS attended the Red & Green Masquerade Party on January 27 to support the Student Access and Faculty Excellence endowment priorities of the Bold Action Campaign. The evening featured a silent and live auction, and a “Raise Your Paddle” event, all of which secured $225,000 for these endowed funds. Wes Moore, a best-selling author and motivational speaker, gave the keynote address, and Tom Ackerman ’93, Sports Director at KMOX Radio, served as emcee. During his remarks, Wes Moore thanked guests for “being champions for so many young people who need access, opportunity and hope.”
“This wonderful occasion is a vibrant example of how our community unites to support one another,” said Head of School Lisa Lyle. “Your generosity allows us to continue to enhance our faculty and to provide the best learning experience for all of our children throughout their time at MICDS.”
MICDS students and faculty did their part to support their school, too. Each grade completed class art projects to contribute to the silent auction. In addition, 22 faculty-donated experiences were up for bid, including a tour of the art museum, private tennis lessons and a bass fishing trip.
Special thanks to Honorary Co-Chairs Mary and Dave Steward ’95 and Carrie and Bill Polk ’74 and to the steering committee comprised of 18 parents who worked tirelessly in partnership with the MICDS Office of Alumni and Development to plan this memorable evening.