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John Carroll School dedicates wing to Dresher family

The John Carroll School dedicated the Dresher Academic Wing on Sept. 30 to recognize the Dresher Foundation and the Dresher family, according to a school news release..

John Carroll President Steve DiBiagio welcomed 30 guests to the dedication, including Dresher Foundation Executive Director Patti Sterling, three generations of the Dresher family and close friends.

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For nearly 50 years, the Dresher family has been part of The John Carroll School. Fourteen family members are either graduates or current John Carroll students, according to a school news release.

Dresher Foundation President Melanie Meoli Robinson, an alumna of the class of 1990, added: “John Carroll has touched all of us, as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings. We have a shared experience and history with The John Carroll School and the John Carroll community.”

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In addition to recent campus renovations, over the years, foundation grants have supported tuition assistance, renovations to the academic wing, auditorium updates, and capital projects including the addition of the Fine Arts Wing, Lower Gym, and turf fields and lights, according to the news release.

Sue Weller Kutcher, a 1985 alumna and co-chair of the school’s current capital campaign, attributes much of the campaign’s success and momentum to the generosity of the Dresher Foundation and family.

“The Dresher Foundation was instrumental in helping us to successfully raise nearly $6 million to date. Their seven-figure gift—the first in the history of the school—generated a lot of excitement and inspired others to give, as well,” Kutcher said.

During her remarks at the dedication, Robinson explained why supporting John Carroll has been such a priority for her family and the foundation.

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“My grandparents...created the Dresher Foundation. They believed in honoring God, working hard, staying humble and being grateful, and they firmly believed in giving people opportunity, through education, to work hard, to carve out a future and thrive…We believe that John Carroll is partnering with us and other families within the school to continue to instill those values into their students. And that’s a big reason why the Dresher Foundation continues to support John Carroll.”

To commemorate the naming of the school’s academic wing, lettering was installed above entrances to the wing and a plaque is on display just outside the hallway entrance with a description of the significance of the Dresher Foundation and family’s leadership support of the school.

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