After a couple of years of virtual duck races, this year, the ducks are back in the Big Thompson River. The Estes Park Duck Race — a benefit event that helps to raise funds for, among other things, our Graduate Higher Education Fund will be held on Saturday, May 7. Now known as the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival, the daylong event maintains its tradition — dating back 30 years — in which participants launch thousands of little yellow duckies downstream in hopes of winning from among hundreds of prizes. Continue reading…
If you’ve ever given thought to making a donation to the Eagle Rock School Alumni Association but weren’t sure if that donation would actually make a difference, we now offer an opportunity to you to do so and triple the value of your contribution.
How is that possible, you ask? It’s all due to the remarkable generosity of Dick and Carol Herb, the former who was our long-time director of operations before retiring about five years ago. What this remarkable couple has done is establish a challenge grant that is now in place through July 31 for the funding of the school’s Alumni Association. It’s a cut-and-dry formula:
- For every dollar you donate, Dick and Carol will contribute two more dollars, up to a maximum of $5,000.
So let’s say, for example, we scramble up $2,500 in contributions by the July 31 deadline. That means Dick and Carol will add another $5,000 to the pot.
Stands to reason that if all Eagle Rock alumni were to donate $25, $50 or $100, we would surpass our goal. And by Eagle Rock alumni, we include graduates, former interns and Fellows, former students, former staff members, ERS parents and sponsors, guests of the Professional Development Center and other friends.
We’re going to take a brief moment here to ask you to reflect back on the impact Eagle Rock has had on your life, and give accordingly. Remember, every tax-deductible dollar you donate will triple in value, thanks to Dick and Carol.
Please write a check today, and make it out to Eagle Rock School Alumni Association. Send it to:
Eagle Rock School
Attn: Alumni Association
2750 Notaiah Road
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
You can also donate through our secure online donation form by following these five simple steps: Continue reading…
The quaking aspen leaves basked on the Eagle Rock esplanade, maximizing their sunlight intake as they reveled in the longest day of the year. Shortly after the summer solstice sun set on that June 21 day, the Eagle Rock campus was drenched by a “supermoon.” That’s when a full moon reaches its closest point to the Earth each year.
These big and beautiful celestial events were befitting for a gathering of 10 Eagle Rock School alumni — tasked with initiating a process to connect and maintain the orbits of every Eagle Rocker arriving through the gate over the past two decades.
When people live and work in the Eagle Rock community, tight bonds are formed, and many of these close associations continue well after walking out that same gate to the next stages of their lives. Head of School Jeff Liddle believes a family that has been growing for 20 years needs some extra help in order to remain close—keeping our orbit around the Rock. Liddle and five of Eagle Rock’s Public Allies fellows formed an alumni engagement focus group intent on bringing former students, staff, and fellows for a weekend together to formulate plans to build our alumni network.
The weekend was highlighted by eating delicious meals in the Lodge (the vegan sausage and peppers were my favorite), watching an impressive production of the play In the Blood, and playing a rousing game of soccer with a Shaman versus Bonepipe mash-up. My lungs struggled to keep up with the high-altitude dwellers. The crux of the weekend was the time we spent discussing and planning ways to engage Eagle Rock School alumni.
Friday evening we listened to a group of Continue reading…