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Save Mingea Cottage and VES Heritage

Do you remember Studio Art in Mingea Cottage, your escape to the infirmary because you were "sick," or your first kiss on the lawn in front of the old white farmhouse?  

Mingea Cottage, VES’s oldest building, has seen the school's entire history play out and its presence as the oldest part of VES's campus gives it an institutional de facto landmark status.  It is a touchstone of history for all of us who have been students and faculty there.

What makes VES special that might inspire its alumni to give?  Of course, our teachers and the friendships we formed matter most, but it is the spaces we remember, steeped in history and tradition, that elicit sentiment and pride and motivate the generosity of alumni.  Please help remind VES that Mingea matters by signing the  below petition.  

Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.  - Proverbs 23:10

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Headmaster
    Tommy Battle
  • Trustee
    Lawrence Hicks
  • Trustee
    Barbara Howard
  • Trustee
    Sean Jenkins
  • Trustee
    Cham Light
  • Trustee
    Susan Carrington Lowder
  • Trustee
    Bill Morrisette
  • Trustee
    Spencer Morten
  • Trustee
    Will Pannill
  • Trustee
    Billy Peebles
  • Trustee
    Neff Powell
  • Trustee
    Stewart Roddey
  • Trustee
    Rob Taylor
  • Trustee
    Bobby Watts
  • Trustee
    Lee Herbert
  • Trustee
    John Flippin
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees
    Parker H. Lee III
  • Co-Chairman, Board of Trustees
    John Woolard
  • Associate Head of School
    Sarah Cuccio
  • Director of Development
    Meade King
  • Director of Alumni Relations
    Ron Hood
  • Trustee
    Mike Alford
  • Trustee
    Stan Archibald
  • Trustee
    Laura Beasley
  • Trustee
    Earle Betts
  • Trustee
    Matt Brandon
  • Trustee
    Jesse Capel
  • Trustee
    Ted Craddock
  • Trustee
    Bud Doughton
  • Trustee
    Will Martin


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