The Episcopal School of Jacksonville presented the 2018-19 Alumna of the Year Award to local realtor Clare Berry, class of 1973, during the school’s Reunion Weekend opening night party April 26.
The award is given to an alumnus or alumna who has consistently provided exemplary service to Episcopal by enhancing the mission, success, stature and well-being of the school.
“Clare’s enthusiastic and energetic support of Episcopal has long been appreciated by everyone she works with on campus,” said Heather Rainey Moseley, Episcopal’s incoming alumni board president who presented the award. “We are deeply thankful for her giving spirit, and the way she champions the school no matter where she is or what she is doing. We know she does it out of the deepest love for Episcopal.”
Berry, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, has been involved in the school as an alumna, parent and Board of Trustees member. She is a member of the Fifty by 50 Society of Lifetime Leadership Donors, the Great Oak Society of Leadership Donors and the 1966 Society of Consecutive Year Donors. Her realty company, Berry & Co. Real Estate, supports the school through the corporate partner program as well.
Berry has served the school as an alumni class representative for many years; served as a Reunion Weekend committee member; been a Career Day speaker; and hosted a Career Launcher intern. She has also been a Parent of Alumni Episcopal Fund chair and advisory chair.
Berry served on the Board of Trustees for seven years, during which time she was on the following committees: executive committee; admissions committee, chair; marketing committee, chair; and buildings and grounds committee. She was also the Lead the Way capital campaign major gifts committee chair and a core committee member.
Berry and her husband, Vance, have one son, Vance, who is a member of the Class of 2005.