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1/17/2014 Member News


Community School of Naples Recognizes Family for Over 15 Years of Philanthropic Support

On Friday, January 24, 2014, Community School of Naples will recognize and honor Dot & Moe Kent for their leadership, dedication, participation and generous support of the School on January 24, 2014 in the field house bearing their name on the School’s campus. Moe was also named as one of the ten “Men of Distinction” award recipients for his commitment to the children of Collier County.

A private reception will precede the highly anticipated CSN vs. St. John Neumann Varsity Basketball game at 5:30pm in the Needham Conference Center. Halftime will include entertainment and activities by students as well as a special presentation by the President of the Board of Trustees, Mr. John Allen.

Moe and Dot began their "careers" at CSN with the admittance of their daughter Maura in 1998 and son Max in 1999. Moe and Dot, like all new, young parents at CSN jumped right into volunteerism at the school, participating in classroom activities and other events. They Co-Chaired the Angel Ball, supporting the Financial Aid Program, in both 2002 and 2003.

Moe was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1999 and served on that Board through 2011. During Moe's tenure on the board he served in various capacities on the board committees, becoming Vice President in 2002 and President in 2003. Under Moe’s leadership, the property grew to 77 acres, an endowment of $10 million was established, and the number of buildings on campus nearly doubled.
 
While Board President, Moe facilitated the largest and most successful fund raising campaign in the history of the School, the results of which were a new Upper School campus, athletic fields for soccer, football, baseball, softball, as well as a track and a new state of the art field house.

The Kent’s commitment to education, athletics and the arts is evidenced in the remarkable growth in all areas of CSN. Football made its debut, Savor the Flavor, supporting the Fine and Performing Arts was created, the International Program was established, and all Academic Programs flourished as CSN reached the level of excellence it holds today, where its graduates continue to be admitted to the country’s most prestigious universities.

Entrance to the game is public. Tip off begins at 7pm. For more information, please call the school at 239.597.7575.
Community School of Naples is an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory, day school educating 754
students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The comprehensive curriculum reflects the highest standards of American
independent schools, emphasizing basic skills in core subjects and providing a rich variety of experiences in the visual and
performing arts, physical education, intramural and interscholastic competitions and community service. The school is
located in north Naples at 13275 Livingston Road.

Thank you to the gracious support of our Chamber Legacy Leaders