Inaugurating the AOSR Annual Giving Fund: A Wine Tasting Evening
Inaugurating the AOSR Annual Giving Fund: A Wine Tasting Evening

"A Wine Tasting Evening" was organized last Friday, May 5th, to launch the AOSR Annual Giving Fund.

Twenty Five wines were available for tasting and ordering and ten percent of the orders received on that evening were donated to the Annual Giving Fund. It was a great deal of fun for a great cause.

The AOSR Annual Giving Fund

In October 2017 AOSR will celebrate its 70th year. With this important milestone in mind, the Board of Trustees has initiated a new way to support and enhance the creative and engaging education we provide for our students.

Our Annual Giving Fund will benefit specific projects throughout the school, with each project thoughtfully designed to go above and beyond the daily benefits our children receive from an AOSR education.

This year, our very first project will be the development of the area between the Villa and the Gymnasium. This area currently has three wooden picnic tables but lacks the inviting and inspiring environment that defines AOSR. As our first Annual Giving initiative, we seek to raise €5000 to enhance this area with overhead sails for shade and dramatic modern curved seating and climbing benches to offer our parents, teachers and students an attractive and comfortable space to collaborate, dream, play and learn. Our goal is to raise the money required and have the new space ready to reveal in time for the December 2017 Winter Concerts.

We have many exciting ideas for future projects which will be supported by the Annual Giving Fund. We welcome all suggestions and comments as we move forward with this new opportunity to give our students the best education in the most wonderful environment possible.

To thank everyone for their generous donations, we will be giving car stickers to all donors so you can show your AOSR spirit to the world. Based on the ancient Roman history that surrounds us every day, we have created a tiered system using the ancient Roman army divisions. Your will receive:

  • A Century Member sticker for every donation over €10
  • A Maniple Member sticker for every donation over €100
  • A Cohort Member sticker for every donation over €500
  • A Legion Member sticker for every donation over €1000

We hope to soon see cars all over Rome and beyond, proudly showing their support for AOSR.

To become an active supporter of the Annual Giving Fund, please give your donations to Manuela Ciocca, the Villa Office Secretary. We will also be taking donations at Mayfair on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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