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Director of Development for Cross Schools
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.
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