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Inspired to Give: Our Newest Faculty & Staff Share Why They Donate

We interviewed our new staff and faculty that joined Meadowridge this school year to ask what encouraged them to support the School

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Nicole Chiu, Communications & Content Strategist – Advancement Office

“Knowing that my donation has a direct impact on students and the future of this school, inspired me to give. It’s amazing to see how all the donations over the years have transformed campus spaces and programming at the school, which ultimately is what makes Meadowridge an exceptional place to learn and work.”


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Mme. Emily Gish, PYP French Teacher

“I strive to live by…“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. In the context of Meadowridge, I think any form of donation not only sets an example and may encourage others but it also extends beyond just a single cause (like other charities I support).  A Meadowridge donation is an investment into furthering thinking, such that it can have a long term and meaningful impact, a ripple effect.”


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Mme. Isabel Pava, MYP/DP French Teacher

“I decided to donate because I believe sharing can provide new opportunities for our community”




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Ms. Lana Lautamus, MYP Language and Literature and Individuals in Societies Teacher

“I decided to join Meadowridge School because the school mission statement really resonated with me. I actually emailed Mr. Donaldson back in November of 2008, so joining this community has been on my radar for a very long time. After my virtual interview, I had such a good sense of the team and felt comfortable and like I’d found the community for me.”

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Krista Pederson, Director of HR

“I donate to Meadowridge because it helps us to continue doing the important work that we do, to enrich programming to benefit our school community, and show support for our school’s Mission, Vision, and Values.”



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Melody McKiernan, Events & Volunteer Manager – Advancement Office

“Having worked in fundraising for a couple of years, I know how challenging the work can be, especially when you’re trying to raise funds for a certain cause. I believe in helping whenever and wherever I can because every little bit helps. This is why I donate.”