It’s hard to find the perfect way to thank Stephanie Flanigan for her 18 years of BIG thinking and doing at MSD. It’s also tough to say farewell to a Head of School who we have come to know as a friend. While brainstorming a variety of options, we were drawn to the idea of having something permanent on campus that would remind the MSD community that she is forever woven into our history—and our hearts.
Introducing the Stephanie Pax Flanigan Legacy Gate. This Gate was thoughtfully-designed with dashes of beautiful bronze accents to include 66 icons that illustrate how Stephanie’s and MSD’s story are linked together. If you look closely, you will see that there are 18 icons in the archway, carefully selected to represent each year of her tenure at MSD.
As a way to honor Stephanie’s many years of exemplary leadership, MSD is planning to offer two $5,000 summer sabbatical grants each year. Faculty and staff will apply for funds for an activity outside of education that will recharge their batteries and promote personal growth. The positive impact the sabbaticals will have on our community will be truly inspirational.
Each icon is available for a minimum donation of $2,500. A donor recognition plaque will be located at the Gate’s site and recipients of Summer Sabbatical funds will share their experiences with the MSD community in a variety of ways.
Please consider joining hands with other MSD families like yours to celebrate Stephanie’s love for MSD and have a BIG impact at MSD!
DOWNLOAD THE FORM TO PLEDGE OR PAY BY CHECK – Printed copies of the form are available in the Welcome Center