The Advent School | Rev. Robert C. Day Financial Aid Fund
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Rev. Robert C. Day Financial Aid Fund

Rev. Robert C. Day P’77’79’82 was Advent’s second head of school. He served the community for 30 years, from 1965 until his retirement in 1995.

While his legacy includes building Advent’s first playground and founding the library, Rev. Day’s family shared that he also left a legacy of compassion. He valued “the idea of integration and creating opportunities for each child, and the idea of the collective being greater than the individual.”

Rev. Robert C. Day Financial Aid Fund are critical to the success of our mission. Donating to this fund allows the School to offer financial assistance to those families who need it most.

“On my way home from working at Miles College in Birmingham teaching African American boys with Freedom Schools, [my wife] Barbara and I both realized: elementary school is where we need to start, this foundation was the most important. The Advent School was the place where we could do something special, meaningful, and what the nation was struggling so hard to do.” – Reverend Robert C. Day