Ross School Graduates

August 5, 2011

The Ross School Graduating Class of 2012, c/o Michele Claeys, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937

Dear students:

It is our very great pleasure to present you with the original artwork herewith enclosed, a gift of The Blossom Project.

The purpose of the Blossom Project is to inspire people to do their best to serve the needs of global community, as defined by the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. The enclosed watercolour painting is one of 19 we are sending out as gifts to individuals or groups able to bring about positive change in the world.

Each painting is a token of acknowledgement for work already done. Each is a gesture of encouragement for work that may yet be undertaken in the future.

Specifically, we wish to acknowledge all the work you have done to reach your graduation year, both academic and extra-curricular, and your many contributions to a great school community. A school is only as good as its students and, as we found during our recent sabbatical in East Hampton, the Ross School is the pride of eastern Long Island.

We encourage you to contemplate the Millennium Development goals as you move toward the end of the school year and into the next phase of your lives. As graduates of one of the best and most innovative schools anywhere, opportunities await you. Many of you will become leading members of society, will have access to power and influence in a great city. We encourage you to consider not only what the future will bring to you, but what you will bring to it.

The enclosures provide background on The Blossom Project, the paintings, the recipients, the Millennium Development Goals, and ourselves.

All the information, including a copy of this letter, may be viewed online at Should you chose to respond to us, you may do so directly on the website, by email at or by regular mail, address below. We would love to hear from you!

sincerely yours,

Marlene Yuzak and Allan Casey

The Blossom Project 120 – 9th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 0A2