Tuesday evening at the annual Lausanne Leadership Soiree, Patrice and Jarvis Reed were recognized as the recipients of the 2018 Lausanne Way Award.
Having been part of the Lausanne family since their oldest son entered the first grade in August of 1997, the Reed family's faith in Lausanne's focus on education gave them the confidence to enroll their three other children here as well.
That confidence was rewarded. Their oldest son is now practicing law in Knoxville, their daughter is in medical school, another son is studying at Vanderbilt and their youngest is ready to graduate from Lausanne.
During their 21 years at Lausanne, the Reed family has made a difference by volunteering and helping in many areas of the school. One has volunteered as a class parent, served on special event committees and the Lausanne Parent Associations and has personally cared for the health of many Lausanne students. The other has served as an athletic booster, a vital member of the Board of Trustees and the Board’s Development Committee and a tireless advocate for students who could not otherwise afford to attend Lausanne. As deeply generous philanthropists, their giving has been directed specifically toward the support and care of our students.
"Lausanne is the school it is today because of families like the Reeds that are both generous with time and resources," explained Headmaster Stuart McCathie said in remarks before presenting the award to the Reeds. "The success that Lausanne has enjoyed over the past several years has not been accidental. It has taken the combined efforts of students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni and our Board of Trustees to become the only Pre K through grade 12 International Baccalaureate World School in the Mid-South, boasting of robust college admissions, winning several athletic state championships, and celebrating the wonderfully rich mosaic of cultures and countries that characterizes our community."
The Lausanne Way Award was established to honor individuals who, through their actions, embody the mission and core values of Lausanne. Paula S. Heist, Cindy Finestone, George Woodbury and Cathy Chapman, Glenn Fleet, Angela Odom, Mike Schneider and Marty Kelman are all previous recipients of the award.