Fund celebrates one year anniversary
One year ago, on December 14th, Piedmont's lobby was the setting for the press covereage the Joe Beresford Field Trip Fund. The setting was a meaningful one as the family is a longtime member of the Piedmont fam: Sam and Lia were students at Piedmont in the 80s and 90s and their mother Jackie Fishman taught at Piedmont in the 70s. They remember their father sending them to school with extra money to give their teacher to cover a student who couldn't afford the trip. After his death, they chose that simple yet meaningful way to honor his memory. Now almost a year into it's inception the fund has helped many students throughout CMS pay for a trip they otherwise could not have, including Piedmont students.
After the interview, Lia and Sam toured Piedmont and even found their class photos still hanging on the lobby wall. Below are some images of the family touring the school and reconnecting with old classmate Mr. O'Neill.
Piedmont is proud of these alum and grateful for their gift. So they can show their Piedmont pride, we gifted them with a hoodie and a "Piedmont You Know" T-shirt they admired in the case!
Thank you and your family, Lia and Sam, from all of us at Piedmont!
Piedmont, you know!
Watch the news story here https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/family-honors-father-with-school-trip-fund-for-cms-students-who-need-assistance/888978711
Piedmont extends its sympathy for the recent loss of Lia and Sam's grandmother. The link below shows Ms. Czernak Spatz speaking to the 7th Grade about her experiences surviving Auschwitz-Berkenau. Her message is an important one today for all of us. We appreciate her sharing it with our students:
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