Thank You for Coming

I call RayDay our environmental family reunion. That makes you the family! Thank you for spending your Sunday afternoon with us, and I hope you came away inspired.

Let’s see. How do I write this blog post without it sounding like every other “thank you for coming” that has ever been given? It’s like a wedding toast – original content is pretty much impossible to come by.

Instead, let’s just steer into the clichés, because they’re all true.

Our fifth annual RayDay this past Sunday was beautiful. We simply could not have done it without the hard work of so many people. RayDay has been the enduring vision of the Foundation Trustees from the beginning, their fitting tribute to Ray Anderson. Harriet, Mary Anne, Phil and Jaime, thank you for your generosity!

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