Celebrating Laura Vincens
A small group of faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and a representative of the parent community gathered in the Upper School commons to celebrate Laura Vincens, a college counselor who worked with ASP for nearly 25 years.
Laura spoke about her career at ASP as, "unimaginably enriching," and shared that working with the school allowed her to mentor bright, creative, and interesting students while balancing her role as both a mother and a professional.
At the intimate reception, Yvonne Lalonde, the current President of the Board of Trustees, spoke about the importance of philanthropy at ASP and of modeling the desire to give back for our students.
The dedication of the Laura Vincens College Counseling Center was a moment to honor giving at ASP, from parent philanthropy to the commitment of the faculty and staff at ASP to their students.
During her time at ASP, Laura's generosity of spirit helped create new learning avenues and made an incredible impact on the students who worked with her at pivotal moments in their lives. One alumnus, Leonardo '94, said that Laura, "saw in me and each of us a potential we didn't know we had... she helped me gain confidence and encouraged me to always aim high... she spent hours helping me get unstuck [on college essays.]"
Giving back at ASP takes many forms, and our entire community gets involved in being a force for positive change, both on and off campus. From read-a-thons and bake sales that raise money and school supplies for students around the world, to our all-school canned food drives, the ASP service trips around the world, and regularly making sandwiches for members of the homeless community in Paris, our students are steeped in a culture of giving at ASP. Donations from our current and past parents, and from our alumni community show how the seeds of generosity planted at ASP make an incredible difference year after year.
Thank you to all of our donors who support the mission and students of ASP! If you would like to join in the spirit of giving and make a donation today, click here to give in euros, here to give in dollars, or email our Director of Advancement, Caroline MacDonald, to learn more about how you can give back to ASP.