2021 Blue Blazer Ball

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The Parents of Avon welcomes you to our first 

Virtual Blue Blazer Ball Fundraiser! 

Every spring we gather on campus for a fun evening of mingling, bidding on silent auction items, dinner in the refectory and a paddle raise to generate funds for the Outreach Program and Student Enrichment Fund. Since we cannot gather in person, let’s rally virtually with the same spirit and enthusiasm to help support these important initiatives that enhance our son's education and raise funds for next year’s Blue Blazer Ball - The Parents of Avon biggest fundraiser of the year! 

Our 2019 event raised a record-breaking $140,000 for the Student Enrichment Fund and $95,000 for the Outreach Program.

The Student Enrichment Fund supports enhancements in academics, athletics, the arts, and clubs that directly benefit Avon students. During the traditional in-person Blue Blazer Ball, families come together as one community to applaud the faculty's innovative ideas and raise the funds necessary to support them. Think of these as the 'extras' that give the faculty a chance to explore new projects, or take every day experiences to the next level. In the past, the Parents of Avon Board has funded requests such as the Engineering Club's electric race car, founding a Model UN team, supplying the filet mignons for the annual Boar's Head Festival, and purchasing new furniture for the Nimrod Cabin! Your contribution to this fund makes these wishes a reality and, more importantly, makes your son’s Avon experience a memorable one. Help us reach our goal of $40,000!

The Outreach Program was established by Avon Old Farms School to provide financial resources to support students with demonstrated financial need who encounter unexpected financial difficulties. Monies awarded are outright grants without the expectation of repayment. Each year, the students who benefit from the Outreach Program are so grateful to be part of the AOF Brotherhood. This program gives the gift of an otherwise intangible world-class education. Help us reach our goal of $40,000!

The Nimrod Club is requesting an ATV to help us in our role as stewards of the woodlands and watershed on the Avon Old Farms School campus. In the past few years, storms, gypsy moths, and drought have meant that we have more trees in need of harvesting. While we can reach some of them with our current vehicle, there are many places the truck can not go. An ATV will help us bring our equipment to maintain the single-track trails that the boys use for mountain biking, and it will also help reach some of the dying trees we need to remove to keep the woodlands safe from fire. Help us reach our goal of $20,000!

The Visiting Author Program Fund provides the entire school community a unique opportunity to read an author's work and interact with him or her on campus in a personal way each year; this experience is truly a once-in-a-lifetime program for our students. The generosity provided by the Parents of Avon has allowed for the Visiting Author Program to secure authors that have won the Pulitzer Prize to topping the New York Times bestseller list. Ultimately, the program is designed to instill curiosity within our students and allow them to read engaging literature that embodies the ethos of Avon Old Farms. Help us reach our goal of $15,000!

"A sincere thanks for your continued support. Having the ability to run meaningful programs for our students is truly special, and as an educator, I do not take this support for granted."—Trevor Stern

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