Friday, May 5, 2023
Riverside School welcomed many alumni, family members, and friends for our Founder’s Day celebrations.
- Noon – 1:00: Alumni & Friends Zoom with Mrs. D
- Noon – 3:00: Young Alumni Campus Visits
- 3:00 – 5:00: After-School Picnic
About Founder’s Day
Founder’s Day is a time to honor Riverside’s rich history, celebrate its present, and plan for its future. It is the traditional day that Riverside founder Pat DeOrio comes back to the school to talk to the current students and give them a glimpse into the history of this important institution. The students always love to hear from ‘Mrs. D’ and they pepper her with enough questions to fill an afternoon. The day also features a fun afterschool gathering for current families and alumni.
Founder’s Day is also a day to support Riverside’s Annual Fund and ensure that the school is able to continue to provide the standard of excellence in education for students with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. Annual Fund donations support financial aid, technology, and teacher development, all of which have become increasingly important.
Thanks to our generous supporters, Riverside raised more than $30,000 for Founder’s Day and earned an additional $18,000 in challenge grants. Thank you to everyone who donated and attended our events!