The 2018 Alumni Association Awards were presented to Lee Cummings Rhodes ’81 and the Form of 1970. The Alumni Association Award is the highest distinction bestowed on an alumna or alumnus by the Association. Its recipients are those living alumni who, through outstanding service, have improved the quality of life in a community on a local, national, or global level.
Lee Cummings Rhodes ’81 is the founder and owner of glassybaby, a company that sells hand-blown glass votive tea light holders. Through the purchase of a glassybaby, “10 percent of every sale is donated to the glassybaby white light fund to help people, animals, and the planet heal.” To date, glassybaby has donated over $8 million to a variety of charities.
The Form of 1970 was honored for founding SPS Sparks: a social entrepreneurship network for sparking ideas, communication, and activities. Sparks service events offer the entire SPS community – alumni, students, faculty, staff, and parents – occasions to serve in unison, while sharing their stories and ideas. Steve Crandall and George Host accepted the award on behalf of the entire form.
In addition to presenting the Alumni Association Awards, we received an update on the Alumni Fund from Tracey Perkins, Director of Alumni Giving and Relations. Please see the update as of April 12, 2018 below.
Thank you from all of us at St. Paul’s School!