The Forde Family
Joselynne Forde’s involvement with Tampa Prep began with her daughter’s desire to find a school that would allow her to pursue her passions and flourish academically. Soon after, Joselynne volunteered with the TPPA and served on the PrepFest Committee. She and her husband also became Parent Ambassadors, and loved their role, talking with new & prospective families. This positive experience led her to currently serve on the Board of Trustees.
TP: “What kind of an impact has the school had on your child?:
JF: “Our daughter has excelled in academics and her track pursuits. She has established life long relationships and looks forward to attending school everyday.”
TP: “What is your favorite thing about the school?”
JF: “Definitely the culture!”
TP: “What inspired you to become involved with our Building Bold campaign?”
JF: “We believe in Tampa Prep and their sincere desire to do what’s best for children, which is exceedingly important to us.”
The Cimino Family
Joe & Susan Cimino, along with their children Ella ‘22 and Joey ‘26, knew that they had found their home at Tampa Prep when they saw first-hand how the positivity and authenticity of the teachers and administrators resonated with their own family values. That, and the fact that they also got to see their kids walk into school with smiles on their faces every day.
Susan is a member of TPPA as a 9th grade representative where she greatly enjoys meeting other Tampa Prep parents and giving back to our wonderful school. Additionally, she serves on Prep Fest’s marketing committee, and is a regular attendee of Tampa Prep’s Book Club. Susan and Joe, as owners of WRA Engineering, have also been gracious sponsors of the Tampa Prep Gala. We are so grateful for their generous and thoughtful support!
“As soon as Joe and I heard about the Building Bold campaign we knew we wanted to be involved. We are grateful to be a part of this next phase of this wonderful school. We know we will be so proud, for many years to come, to see the new building and to know we contributed to it. We are thrilled to be a part of the Building Bold campaign!”
The Feindt Family
Megan and Thomas Feindt have proudly raised three Terrapins: Reid ‘22, Addison ‘26 and Charlotte ‘28. Megan has also been an active volunteer at Tampa Prep, serving as President of the Tampa Prep Parents Alliance from 2018-2020 and as a Trustee since 2018. Both Thomas and Megan are also fixtures in the community; Megan as the owner of Knot the Point, a needlepoint store in South Tampa, and Thomas as the CEO of Grow Financial. We are so grateful that they have entrusted Tampa Prep with their children and have chosen to invest their time, talent and treasure in our school’s vision for the future.
“We decided to give to the Building Bold campaign because we believe in Tampa Prep. We chose Tampa Prep because we believed our children would thrive here. Since the beginning, we have experienced the mission being lived – Reid, Addison and Charlotte have benefited from the culture of kindness, creativity and aspiration. They have found their passions and developed friendships with students, teachers and coaches. We believe in Kevin Plummer’s vision for our own children and for future Terrapins. For all of those reasons, we decided to commit to a stretch gift beyond our normal giving. A gift to make an impact, leave a legacy and serve as an example for our kids.”