A Message from D-E Development,on behalf of Bulldog Bash 2024

Bulldog Bash

June 2024

A Letter to our D-E Community from Special Events & Development

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support of the Bulldog Bash, our annual fundraiser benefiting need-based Financial Aid.

While we were unable to host the event in person due to unforeseen circumstances, the community’s remarkable rallying and steadfast support still resulted in financial success for our Financial Aid program.  Thanks in part to the incredible example of our $150,000 anonymous matching donor, 88% of the Bash community donated back their tickets/sponsorships to financial aid.  Additionally our online auction performed at record levels.  We cannot thank you enough!

Our theme was based on the 50 years of Dwight-Englewood School and the 50th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube.

A special thank you goes to our incredible Co-Chairs, Katya Gersten P’28 and Lisa Lazarus P’28. Your guidance and dedication throughout the entire planning process were invaluable. Your leadership played a pivotal role in orchestrating this event, and we are deeply grateful for your commitment. Your support was the final twist we all needed!

We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to ALL the committee members who invested countless hours in transforming Leggett Field into a vibrant Rubik’s Cube Extravaganza. Your creativity and hard work did not go unnoticed, and although the event did not unfold as planned, your efforts have left a lasting impact. Just like solving a Rubik’s Cube, your continuous dedication made everything fall into place.

To all our sponsors, donors, and participants: your generosity and support are the cornerstone of our community. It is because of you that we can continue to provide essential financial aid to our students, ensuring that they receive the education and opportunities they deserve. To view our major Bash 2024 Sponsor Ads eJournal and a list of ALL our generous Bash 2024 donors, please scan the QR code. 

As mentioned above, when the event was canceled, we offered community members the option to refund their sponsorship/ticket money, but 88% of our community overwhelmingly decided to apply the money as a donation instead of a refund. Just like solving a Rubik’s Cube, your help and generosity made everything fall into place. This is what makes the D-E community so great!

Thank you to all who participated in some way to bring our community together and for your incredible support and for being an integral part of the Bulldog Bash. You’ve mastered the art of kindness like a true Rubik’s Cube Champion!

We look forward to celebrating with you in person next year at the Bulldog Bash 2025. (Save the date: Saturday, April 26, 2025, in NYC!)


Linda Binder, Director of Special Events

Beverley D Mac Keen, P’24,’30, Director of Development

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