Last month, School One held its annual fundraiser, Scholar Dollars, a festive event that raised over $56,000 for financial aid for students.
The event took place at the Providence G Ballroom and included great food, signature cocktails, a photo booth and several student musical performances. Special guests included founder of the band Roomful of Blues and former member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, American guitarist Duke Robillard.
The even also featured School One alumnus Jarett Kobek ’95, author of several novels. His first, I Hate the Internet, was an enormous success. It was reviewed by the New York Times and described by The Guardianas “a savage satire of internet culture set in 2013 San Francisco.”
Jarrett spoke about his various memories of School One, a place that encouraged him to explore his creativity and gave him the space he needed to become a writer. Jarett also thanked School One for giving him the skills to “figure out how to do this in my own way.”
Scholar Dollars featured a live auction with one-of-a-kind items like a private pinball party, a vacation in Squam Lake, New Hampshire, and a ride-along with a Providence police squad car. All proceeds from Scholar Dollars will provide financial aid to low-income students.
“Diversity, of all kinds, is at the heart of School One’s mission,” says Head of School Jennifer Borman. “In order to enroll the students who want to attend, we rely on our incredible donors, who really rallied at Scholar Dollars.”
School One is an independent high school known for its strong arts program, its rigorous curriculum and a student-centered approach. Its 90 students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and nearly 70% of students receive financial aid. School One’s diverse community came together to celebrate in creative style at Scholar Dollars.