Festive Funding

Since 1976, the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation (RSFEF) has celebrated parents making a difference in the lives of R. Roger Rowe School students through donations. To honor those who have made financial contributions at the Cap & Gown level – which this year is an annual donation of $2,500 and above – RSFEF held the Cap & Gown Reception at a private Rancho Santa Fe home.

The reception was planned by R. Roger Rowe parent Vanessa Strickland, and the overall theme was “Southern Soiree.” Matching with the theme, the decor included fall color schemes and bales of hay. Many of the 100 attendees dressed up in their finest country attire. Entertainment was provided by a solo guitarist. Guests were also treated to catered southern food, including fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, BBQ pulled pork, and more.


The Cap & Gown Reception is part of RSFEF’s Annual Giving Campaign. This year, through the Annual Giving Campaign and Endowment Fund, the foundation will provide $1.4 million to the Rancho Santa Fe School District. “Every Rancho Santa Fe resident and business benefits from a strong local school. Many families move here for the schools and we want to make sure that continues,” shared RSFEF Development Director Barbara Edwards. “While the Annual Giving Campaign is the first priority for our school parents, we also invite parents and all community members to consider a contribution to the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment Fund.” Learn more about RSFEF at www.rsfef.org.