During his 34-year tenure as the Headmaster of The John Thomas Dye School, Ray Michaud was the face, spirit, and lifeblood of the school. The Raymond R. Michaud Jr. Opportunity Fund was established by the Board of Trustees in 2016 thanks to the extraordinary generosity of a committed group of past parents seeking to honor the legacy of our beloved former Head of School. The Ray Michaud Opportunity Fund has at its core a very clear mission: to ensure that Ray’s indomitable spirit and the culture that he created at JTD live on for future generations.
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees and Head of School, the Fund is used to support causes that were important to Ray and to foster opportunities that directly benefit the students, faculty, and staff of The John Thomas Dye School, as well as the greater community.
Proceeds from the Fund will be used to support strategic initiatives, curriculum development, and capital projects related the following causes and program areas:
- Academic Excellence
- Access to Education in the
- Greater Los Angeles Area
- Celebration of Childhood
- Character Education
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Experiential Education
- Health and Wellness
- Professional Development
- Service Learning
In 2017-18, the Raymond R. Michaud, Jr. Opportunity Fund supported updates to the JTD field, and through the Independent School Alliance, established the Raymond R. Michaud, Jr. Scholarship Fund, a scholarship for students from diverse backgrounds seeking an independent school education.
Click below to view a video recording of Ray's Celebration of Life, a well-deserved tribute to a man loved by all who were fortunate to know him.