Marie's Surprise Fund

As most of you know, Marie Randazzo, our beloved preschool teacher, is retiring at the end of this year.  Many of us witnessed her magic when we first walked into her classroom with our 3 year olds, nervous and excited.  She offered a hug and soothing words - for parents and children(!) - and gently helped us travel along this new path.  

Her love and compassion have created special communities of children and families for decades.  But she's also an adventurer, and has taught our kids to be bold,to get very, very  dirty, and to be brave and open with their feelings.  Our kids have left her class with their eyes wide open, excited about the world and ready to continue forming deep relationships. And because Marie is so connected to each child and family, we all have our own description of her special sauce...

It's almost impossible to buy a present for Marie so let's help her take some new adventures.  Any gift amount is welcome.


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  • Ximena Colunga 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
  • Cheryl Rudbeck 
    • $250 
    • 35 mos
  • Caden and Eliana  
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
  • Monica Peek 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rebecca Schanberg 
Chicago, IL
Marie Randazzo 
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