Dianne and Ray Carey '67
Dianne and Ray Carey ’67 have helped transform the Prep experience for thousands of young men and their families.
For Dianne and Ray Carey ’67, the world is a wide open classroom with life lessons to be learned everywhere. Whether it was Dianne in science or Ray in social studies, they set a powerful example of their own lives. While teaching and raising their four children – Ray IV ’91, Patrick ’92, Michelle and Julie – Dianne earned her doctorate in neuroscience, and Ray coached the Prep’s cross country and track teams to 14 league or conference titles and four state crowns. Dynamic and inspiring, Dianne engaged her students in exploring the mystery and beauty of biology, chemistry and neuroscience. In 2002, her colleagues honored her with the Ryken Award for excellence in teaching. A passionate voice for social justice, Ray developed a course on race and gender, created awareness programs to engage students' honest dialogue about discrimination of all kinds, founded the Prep’s Jewish Student Union, and served as a director of Salem-based HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change).
In addition, in an effort to provide a St. John's Prep education and experience to students who might not be able to afford it, Ray helped establish the Ray Carey '67 Diversity Fund, an endowed fund that supports tuition assistance for deserving students.
A team in every sense, Dianne and Ray embody the Prep’s mission of educating young men to live lives of service to society.
In order to express our thanks as a school community for the Careys’ many years of dedicated work, we are seeking to bring together alumni, parents, teachers, coaches and friends who have been positively influenced by this incredible duo. You can be part of these efforts by donating to help St. John's name the Field House portion of the school's new Wellness Center in their honor, the Dianne and Ray Carey '67 Field House, with a goal of raising $2.5 million.
If you would like to make a gift in their honor, please complete the form below.