RAISE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Addie Bullock and Tanner Tomasi, both graduates of Berkshire in 2014. The mission statement is below. The RAISE logo was created by Anna Driscoll '14. Our class drew some other possible logos for Anna to consider as she creates a new logo for the organization this spring.
Reaching Africa through Independent School Education (RAISE) aims to find, assist and fund promising students from the African continent who are underserved by their current educational opportunities in connecting with and enrolling in American independent boarding schools.
We firmly believe in the transformative powers of this boarding school environment in students’ academics, athletics, arts and character building.
Monday & Tuesday: welcoming Tanner, learning about Africa
FaceTime midweek with Addie in Nairobi, Kenya!
How to support RAISE with our service auction :
Our Pro Vita class hopes to create an online auction with donations of services from Berkshire faculty and staff, proceeds going to RAISE. Here are some of our ideas for things we imagine could be donated.