Thanking Our Donors

June 2014 - We had a wonderful evening celebrating a successful giving year with parents and alumni at the home of Board Member Carlos Hitoshi Castro and his wife Paula Soares. Board President Roberto Sallouti '90 and Superintendent Lee Fertig spoke about the Centennial Plan and moving forward with key strategic initiatives: Campus Project - Phase II, Graded Scholar Program, and Excellence in Teaching.


A Picnic in Our New Lower School Playground

April 2014, Graded held a community-wide celebration -- a picnic! -- to inaugurate the Lower School Playground and Gyms, and signal the completion of Graded Campus Project - Phase I. Thanks to all who came and contributed, and we look forward to many more celebrations!

Launching the Corporate Partner Program 

November 2013 - The Graded Corporate Partner Program was launched at a breakfast with over 20 corporate leaders, the Board of Directors, Superintendent, and Centennial Campaign Executive Committee member Helio Magalhaes (President, Citigroup) at the U.S. Consul General's home. The Program was created to formalize already existing partnerships with multi-national company leaders so that Graded can take critical steps to move forward with strategic priorities and continue to serve its growing community.

Introducing the Centennial Plan 

August. 2013 - Fernanda Ingletto Vidigal, Roberta Paes de Almeida '91, Lorena Pinheiro Lima Souza '91, and Veronaica Sverner Arruda, hosted a lunch to introduce parents and alumni to the Centennial Plan. Approximately 50 women attended and shared feedback with the Board Chair, Facility and Development Committee, U.S. Consul General, Superintendent and Cheif Development Officer. 

Recognizing our Donors

June 2013 - Thank you to the nearly 150 donors that attended the Donor Recognition Cocktail at Superintendent Lee Fertig and Amy Hunt's home. It was a special evening as we celebrated a successful year of giving and heard a development update from Roberto Sallouti '90, Chair of the Board & Renato Ochman, Chair of the Facility and Development Committee.

Sharing a Vision for Graded

April 2013 and October 2012 - This past fiscal year, parents and alumni hosted small dinners to introduce members of the community to a Shared Vision for the Future of Graded. These dinners generated excitement and new support for future plans, which include the Graded Campus Project, expansion of Scholarship and Professional Development Endowments, and enhancement of all programs.

Reconnecting at the Harvard Club

February 2012 - Thank you to alumni, parents of alumni, current parents, and foundation partners that attended this special evening at the Harvard Club of NYC with speaker Maílson de Nóbrega (former Finance Minister of Brazil: 1988-1990). Lots of positive energy filled the room as guests re-connected, engaged in lively discussions, and shared their Graded experiences.

Celebrating a Vision for 2020

October 2011 - What a special night at Graded School! Approximately 300 Graded alumni, parents, corporate and foundation partners, faculty, and friends gathered for an elegant champagne reception to hear about future plans and be inspired to get involved in this important initiative. 


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