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Committee Leadership

Kelly Williamson
Director of Development for Cross Schools

Lauren Marcinkoski
Committee Chair 

pearls to pluff Mud

Each year, Cross Schools hosts its largest fundraising event, Pearls to Pluff Mud, which features a dinner along with silent and live auctions. The event was named for the diversity of our beautiful lowcountry landscape as well as the ability to have some years that would be a black tie affair (pearl) or casual outdoor celebrations (the pluff mud). This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, at a private venue, Swamp Fox Farms, and we expect 250-300 people. Funds generated at this event are used to purchase items that not covered in the operating budget, but rather a part of our Focus Fund. The goal of our Focus Fund Campaign is to create unique learning environments that allow students to grasp the knowledge and skills being taught through hands-on experiences.  This year, we are concentrating on raising money inspired by the idea of “play.” The outside preschool playgrounds will be enhanced with the addition playground turf. A treehouse classroom will allow student learning to take new heights, as they participate in STEM and Environmental Learning focused activities among the treetops. Finally, we will expand our art department through the addition of musical instruments along with a full-scale drama complete with authentic costumes. 


Committee Members

Abby Boylston 
Amy Propst
Ashley McCalley 
Betsy Batten
Blair Roscoe
Brooke Minton 
Caroline Mahecha
Chris Collins
Christy Richard
Ellen Martin 
Holly Brooking
Jay Fraser 
Jennie Long 
Jennifer Miotto
Krystal Holliday
Laura Dufrene
Laurel Johnson
Lisa Hill
Patty Short
Safa Zeccula
Sally Burrows
Sommer Shultzman
Summer Settle