Susan Gray School celebrates diversity, learning with holiday celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School will hold its Holidays Around the World Celebration Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Commodore Ballroom of the Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt campus.

The event will include interactive children’s activities, performances by the school’s children, food and entertainment—all with an international flavor. Both a silent and a live auction, featuring goods and services donated by local merchants and others, will be held. The school’s new logo will also be unveiled at the event.

“This is a fun event that celebrates the diversity of global cultures as well as the diversity of the children and families at the Susan Gray School,” Ruth Wolery, Susan Gray School director, said. “The funds raised will enhance the children’s opportunities for learning and growth.”

The Susan Gray School offers an early education program for children from birth to 5 years. The school serves typically developing children and children with various disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, failure to thrive, pre-maturity, Down syndrome and speech language delays. It is affiliated with Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

The school also serves an economically and culturally diverse population including families from Afghanistan, Argentina, China, Ethiopia, France, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and Uruguay.

Tickets for the event are $75 for families, $30 for singles and $15 for students. All proceeds benefit the Susan Gray School and will be used to support scholarships, a new playground and other efforts.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance visit or call (615) 322-8200. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Media contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS

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