Donor Profile

Emily Merideth & Ken Sommer
Emily Merideth & Ken Sommer

Emily Merideth & Ken Sommer

Parents of: Ben (Alumnus 2014) and Nate (Alumnus 2018)

We donate to Aurora because we believe so strongly in its mission of progressive education. Now, more than ever, we need to educate our children and ourselves to think critically so that we can all become active and informed participants in the democratic process. But even more than the “what” of education at Aurora, it is the “how” that touches us deeply. The focus on igniting curiosity through hands-on learning and the invitation for children to bring their inner lives into the classroom through social-emotional learning means that Aurora is a warm, nurturing, and safe place for our children to take risks and explore themselves, their relationships, and their world.

By donating to Aurora, we help ensure that this vibrant and caring community thrives and continues to nurture compassionate and committed leaders. We see it as a way of investing in our child’s future and also putting our beliefs into action.

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