Giving Tuesday Feature: Meet the Genetos Family

Orchard Donors Make a Difference is a series that provides an opportunity to meet generous donors to Orchard’s capital campaign. This campaign, that recently went public, will lay the foundation for Orchard's next 100 years of Progressive education by providing for our faculty, staff, students, and facilities. Click here to join us in celebrating our roots and cultivating for the future.
On this Giving Tuesday, we would like to thank everyone who has donated to annual giving and the capital campaign. Donors are instrumental in securing the longevity of Orchard's Progressive education.

Meet the Genetos family...

What makes Orchard special to your family?
Both of our children, now 37 and 33, attended Orchard from preschool through eighth grade. Our children became self-assured, independent lifetime learners from the positive, interactive, experiential learning environment that fit their personalities. Further, many of our closest family friendships began with other parents of Orchard students.  
How would your life, or your children’s lives, be different without Orchard?  
We would not have the many close friendships with the other parents who love Orchard and gave so much time, effort and money to sustain it. Orchard has provided such a strong foundation for our children. Watching our children become adults, we see many of the principles of an Orchard education continue with them in their careers. They approach their work like a Mrs. Najjar problem waiting to be solved. 
What inspired you to make this gift to the capital campaign? 
The capital campaign gave us the opportunity to sustain the magic that is Orchard by giving to and growing the Endowment. We have been privileged to be a part of the first century of Orchard’s history. The Endowment allows Orchard to continue to prosper in its second century. The campaign allows us to create a culture of philanthropy amongst alums, current and former parents, and students that will continue for generations. 
How do you hope your contribution will impact future generations of Orchard students?  
By promoting the opportunities for families in need to attend this great school and to sustain the opportunities for middle income families to afford to attend Orchard for years to come.  
Do you have a favorite Orchard tradition?  
Clearly, the Holiday Pageant as far as school activities is one favorite. I still tear up when I hear the 12 Days of Christmas. And Orchard in Bloom, because so many great friendships were born from the volunteer experiences, will always be a favorite for us.

Capital Campaign website.

Click here to read the previous donor spotlight, Meet the Edwards family.

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