Giving Societies

The Casa Serena Society is the cornerstone of annual fundraising.

Established in 1978, the Casa Serena Society serves to recognize those alumni, parents and friends who make leadership gifts to FVS. Casa Serena Society members contribute more than 80% of the Annual Fund goal.

ANY gift of $1,930+ to the school inducts you into the Casa Serena Society.

Distinguished Casa Serena Society Member Award Recipients

This award is presented in recognition of dedicated and significant leadership giving to the School exemplifying the principles and values of our founding benefactors.

  • 1997—Pleasant and Jerry Frautschi ’49
  • 1998—Morgan Sinclaire ’35
  • 1999—John Gannett ’57
  • 2000—Phil Burling ’60
  • 2001—Toni Newman
  • 2002—Jon Frost
  • 2003—The LeCompte Family
  • 2004—The Class of 1969
  • 2005—El Pomar Foundation
  • 2006—Darryl Thatcher ’55
  • 2007—John Frautschi ’47
  • 2008—Tony Combs ’58         
  • 2009—Chris Bancroft ’69
  • 2010—David Chandler ’65
  • 2011—David Street ’61
  • 2012—Duke Colket ’52 and Harry Bettis ’52
  • 2013—Ken Gamblin ’62
  • 2014—Ian Griffis
  • 2015—Bill and Mary Lou Mullin ’57
  • 2016—Anne Adams Green ’82
  • 2017—John Gannett ’57
  • 2018—Kerrigan Bennett ’83
  • 2019—Melinda Twomey P ’14, ’15
  • 2020—Houston Harte ’70
  • 2021—Neil Albert ’71
  • 2022—Wally Rowe '49
  • 2023—Thayer Tutt '73, P '11

FVS Annual Fund Giving Levels Include:

Giving Level
Giving Range
The Duke: Froelicher Circle
$50,000 and up
Penrose Society
$20,000 - $49,999
Old 82 Society
$10,000 - $19,999
The Hacienda Society
$5,000 - $9,999
Dane Society
$2,500 - $4,999
1930 Society
$1,930 - $2,499
Red & Gray
$1,000 - $1,929
$500 - $999
$250 - $499

* Gifts from alumni graduating in the past 10 years will be included in the 1930 Society with a gift of $250.

Elizabeth Sage Hare Society

The Elizabeth Sage Hare Society is named for the visionary and energetic founder of Fountain Valley School, and serves to recognize those important alumni, parents and friends who choose to include FVS in their estate planning.

Planned giving is of tremendous importance to Fountain Valley School; it's a vital investment in our future. A gift can take many forms—a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, stocks. By planning your gift, you can select the option that best suits you and your family and most effectively achieves your financial and charitable goals.

Fountain Valley School wants to make it easy for you to learn more about estate planning and join the Elizabeth Sage Hare Society. 

If you have already included FVS in your estate planning but have not informed us, or if you would like to learn more, please contact Director of Development Margie Sherer at or 719-391-5315 so we can properly recognize your gift.

Contact the Office of Development

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  • Photo of Margie Sherer

    Margie Sherer 

    Director of Development & Alumni Relations
    (719) 391-5315
  • Photo of Penny Immel

    Penny Immel 

    Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations
    719-391- 5314
  • Photo of Ryan Linder

    Ryan Linder 

    Development Coordinator
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