“So many of our family members have attended or been involved with Branksome. It’s a connection that truly spans generations.”
Supporting Branksome is something of a family tradition for alumna, past parent and current staff member, Sandra BOLTÉ’73.
This generous history started with Sandra’s parents, Diana BECK Bolté’46 and Auguste Bolté, and is now being continued by her children, Andrea AMELL Rees’03 and Stephen Amell.
When Sandra married John Burns (father of Allison BURNS’04) in December, Andrea and Stephen surprised the couple with a special gift: the endowment of a new Student Financial Aid fund in their names, as well as the rechristening of the Senior Student Athlete of the Year Award in Sandra’s honour.
“This gift means so much to us and was such a complete surprise,” says Sandra. “Their gift was the highlight of what was already an incredible day in our lives.”