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Why I Give

Why I Give: Beryl and Dohn Glitz

"SA is a very special place for us in many ways, unlike anything we could have envisioned before our granddaughter (Annie De Alessi '21) was accepted there. Our own high school experiences were so different: for one of us large and impersonal, for the other small, narrow and stifling. So when we first visited the campus, we were pleasantly surprised. It was beautiful and open, (it didn’t seem like a prison!) And the students were happy, enthusiastic and involved. In fact everyone we encountered seemed happy to be there. Later we attended a Community Meeting and we began to understand. This was not our high school. This was something very special.

"SA is a genuine community of students and adults, dedicated to the nurture and education of thinking young people who are caring and involved with each other and with the world. Wow!

Our granddaughter, who had been living abroad for many years, was warmly welcomed into this caring community. Her teachers and the staff did so much to smooth her transition into this truly different world, and she has thrived. We knew she was in the right place when she came home from her first school visit and told us she had found her “tribe”.  

Sadly, we are too old to attend SA.  But we feel so fortunate that our granddaughter can attend.  We support the Sonoma Academy Fund so that other people’s children and grandchildren can have the same opportunity to become part of the SA community. That is why we give."

Every Gift Matters

Behind every gift to Sonoma Academy is a story. Some give because they were inspired by our brilliant faculty. Some give because they believe that education is the best investment there is. Some give because they know that a caring, community-oriented culture paired with academic rigor is the recipe for a school than can foster a new generation of creative critical thinkers and responsible, passionate leaders. 

Learn a little more about why our community gives to the Sonoma Academy Fund.
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Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

Sonoma Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.