Founder’s Day

Friday, May 10, 2024

We had an incredible Founder’s Day this year which included a lovely visit from Pat DeOrio, an amazing turnout for the after-school picnic, and wonderful support of our giving challenges from families and friends.


Take a look at some of our photos from Founder’s Day on Facebook and Instagram.


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.

Supporting Riverside

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. Gifts made to the Annual Fund for Founder’s Day support increased financial aid, school technology, classroom materials, teacher training, and more.


Over $25,000 was raised for Founder’s Day 2024, which unlocked $10,000 in bonus challenge gifts. Thank you to everyone for your support!