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All Things Social @ Derryfield

Celebrating our 50th Commencement

Michael Broad ’69


COMMENCEMENT: JUNE 10, 2017 Derryfield celebrated both the graduation of the Class of 2017 and the retirement of some legends in the community this spring. Read on for retirement coverage (page 22) and commencement coverage (page 26).



Message from the Head .............. 2 DSmash ........................................ 3 campus notes Classroom ................................... 4 Art ................................................ 10 Athletics ....................................... 14 Advancement & PFA..................... 24 Class of 2017................................ 26 Annual Report ............................. 36 alumni news Class Notes ................................. 52


Life After Derryfield...................... 62 Remembering Founders............. 64


Donor Profile ................................ 65

DERRYFIELD TODAY Dawn Kilcrease, Editor Director of Marketing & Communications Annie Branch, Assistant Editor/ Photographer Director of Digital Communications Derryfield Today is published by The Derryfield School. If you note errors, please notify us at 603.669.4524, ext. 2201 or send an email to Correspondence may be addressed to:



Director of Marketing & Communications The Derryfield School 2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104 The Derryfield School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school currently serving 390 students in grades 6-12 from over 50 communities. The mission of The Derryfield School is to inspire bright, motivated young people to be their best and provide them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community. For more information about the School, please visit the website at



Tyler Crews ’17 and Madison Kochanek ’17 developed a prototype for the management of menstrual pain. [Story page 30]


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MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD 2016–2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mary Halpin Carter Head of School Bradley Benson ’78 Chair Christine Cikacz Vice Chair Shannon McGinley Secretary James K. Steiner Treasurer Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Everett G. Bishop Norene Farr Sally B. Green William Kelsey Barbara Labonte James R. Lamp Paul J. Leyden Richard Lombardozzi, Jr Daniel S. Muskat ’82 Emily R. Newick ’97 Camille Triola-Northrup Vadim Plotsker Lucy S. Potter E. Charles Sanborn Margaret A. Tatro Phillip B. Taub


ear Friends,

Like great people, great schools grow and evolve. My husband, Chris, one of my favorite people, is learning to row, enhancing his athletic repertoire while deepening his friendship with crew instructor/brotherin-law, Tim. My mother recently learned to paint and now my daughter Lulu ’17 has one of her landscapes adorning the wall of her first apartment. The soul of the person remains the same, but the spirit and skill set is enriched when one changes with the times.

David A. Thirkill Neal Winneg ’78 William V.A. Zorn, Esq.

LEADERSHIP Mary Halpin Carter Head of School Susan Grodman Associate Head of School

ADVANCEMENT Anna Moskov Director of Advancement Alice Handwerk Director of Alumni Development Mollie Mattuchio MacDearmid Director of Annual Giving Shauna Sarsfeld Advancement Office Coordinator Greg Lange Advancement Officer

Derryfield is evolving, too, while staying true to its soul. The faculty continue to work in close relationship with students—the same magical practice that alumni remember. Commencement speaker, Olivia Husak’17 said it well: So what is the unique Derryfield context that endures? The thing that we will carry with us from this commencement through our academic and professional careers? It is that we know first-hand how the whole can be considerably greater than the sum of the parts: It is because we have learned the value of diligence, hard work, and selflessness, so we knew that we can count on each other whatever challenges we face. It is because we have all had the opportunity to be leaders in the classroom; on the fields, courts and slopes; and on the stage. It is because we have learned how to learn, so no future accomplishment is beyond our reach.

Derryfield teachers have always done a stellar job at preparing students for life; however, what life requires has changed, so faculty members have been contemplating what alumni will need in the future. The world outside of schools—of work, of travel, of entertainment, of research, of warfare, of government, even of religion­— have all profoundly changed. The twin forces of technology and globalization have altered just about everything. The Information Age was a turning point; informational access is now ubiquitous. The current age is one of iteration and invention; our graduates join a world where people are redesigning every activity with the gains and efficiencies afforded by technology, by an advanced understanding of biology and the environment, and by global interconnectedness. The key ability is to look at the status quo with an innovator’s mindset and an ethicist’s understanding of impact and unintended consequences. Success now involves the capacity to integrate knowledge from several different sources to make something new or to solve a problem. In addition, the field of education has been changed by cognitive science. Researchers can now watch the brain learn, and their work helps teachers to understand the most effective methods for different brains to retain learning over time. Our teachers had been studying this subject for years, however, the Year of Inquiry enabled us to study and share techniques as a unified team. This issue of Derryfield Today examines our Year of Inquiry into 21st century learning and our current and future planning for program and schedule redesign. I hope that you finish this magazine as inspired, encouraged, and fascinated by this work as my colleagues and I are. For Derryfield,

Mary Halpin Carter, Ph.D. P’13, P’16, P’18 Mary Halpin Carter, Ph.D. Head of School


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Paige Voss ’17 | Founders’ Scholar


The dictionary defines peace as freedom from disturbance, but I would say it is something closer to non-destructive happiness. It is acting and being well on the inside, as well as in our connections to the outside world. It was only when the fog rolled in and I could no longer physically see, that I was able to recognize I had found peace, and only then that I recognized it is from isolation that we learn to connect and from looking beyond ourselves that we create peace, personally and globally.



Working with caring people is just one of the reasons why I am proud to be a part of the Derryfield community. If you think you missed me while I was gone, trust me, I missed you all more than you missed me. Dennis Holland | Senior Faculty Member D E R RY F I E L D.O R G W W W. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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erryfield has a strong record of service to the Manchester community since it was founded over 50 years ago by a group of local parents. In fact, the School’s Statement of Philosophy finishes with the following statement, “Recognizing that academic achievement without compassion and concern for others is meaningless, we are committed to purposeful involvement in the world outside of school in both local and the global community.” Director of Student Leadership and Service at Derryfield, Danielle Llewelyn has expanded on the success of large student service groups—Key Club in the Upper School and Community Service Club in the Middle School—by introducing additional after-school service opportunities two days a week. As a result, students in grade eight and above have the opportunity to participate in a broader variety of community service opportunities available throughout the local community. Maggie Cissel ’19 shared, “At the Special Olympics I met this one girl named Talia. The pride she had on her face after finishing was priceless. Seeing the joy that the athletes experience when they compete is what makes me want to keep serving and helping others, and I am so thankful that I have a place like Derryfield that can provide these opportunities.”

Other highlights of the year: ■ Helped the New Hampsire Food Bank Garden prepare their beds for the winter and revisited in the spring for planting preparation. ■ Made calls on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association—logging in over 400 calls! The organization reports that donations double after these “thank you” phone calls are made! ■ Helped entertain and care for little ones at the Easter Seals day care, played games and had lively conversations with elders at the adult day care. ■ Raked leaves for a few area residents including Katherine McDonald (Breakthrough Manchester grandmother); and Veterans Counts’ members. (one, a 99-year-old gentleman who served in WWII). ■ Continued annual support of the Special Olympics Winter Games. Students organized the opening ceremonies, ran time trials, and cheered on the athletes. This year the DS Alpine ski team used their prowess on the slopes to interview and photograph the skiers. ■ Assisted with the Girls on the Run Practice 5K by running alongside athletes, cheering from the sidelines, manning a water station, and providing entertainment.

Nate Kelsey ’18 with Special Olympics athletes.

Last spring Families in Transition applauded Derryfield’s consistent and ongoing service efforts with the “Volunteer Group of the Year Award.” A big thank you to our students, parents, and faculty who have contributed to FIT efforts and “Socially FIT” dinners!

Last fall, the group stayed busy addressing one-time needs, as well as establishing a more consistent presence at select non-profit organizations. Faculty and students went to Mr. Holland’s home to take care of fall clean-up, collecting numerous bags of pine needles to send to the City of Manchester composting pile. The Parent-Faculty Association (PFA) works to deepen the connection to Derryfield and to each other by enthusiastically engaging parents in the work and spirit of our School.

Derryfield students playing games with little ones at a Families in Transition dinner. 4

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hat started out as an assignment for Ben Dougherty’s Environmental Science class ended with one dedicated Derryfield junior placing third in a worldwide eco-lifestyle competition. Each year, the youth-led environmental non-profit, Turning Green, runs a 30-day competition called the Project Green Challenge. “From October 1 through 30, 4,200 student participants representing 536 campuses in 50 states and 37 countries completed rigorous daily challenges on key sustainability-related themes designed to transform mindset, habit, and action.” According to Mr. Dougherty, “I introduced the students to it and required them to submit one of the challenges to me per week. Taylor Carrobis, however, continued to be very ethusiastic and placed third place globally with only four days remaining in the competition.” While her initial involvemen in the project came from a natural interest in the topics, that investment quickly grew: “eventually every morning at 9:00 a.m. I would be checking the website for the next challenge to light up. I can’t really say at what point I decided that I was going to complete every challenge, but around a week in it had become my driving force for the day.”

Among other tasks, finalists interviewed farmers about sustainable practices, cooked FLOSN (fresh local organic seasonal nonGMO) meals, radically decreased their water and energy usage, changed their personal care and cleaning routines, lauched petitions advocating for social changes, met with school administration to work toward better practices, and planted pollinator gardens. At the end of 30 days, Taylor had amassed the most points of anyone in the competition—keep in mind this was a world-wide challenge for high school and college students. “The commitment I made to PGC became a passion,” said Taylor. “It helped define who I was and changed my view of my ‘conventional’ life. But most of all, it helped inspire me to change my school’s future, my community’s, and my own.” Her top-ranked finish earned her a trip to San Francisco as one of sixteen finalists competing in the PGC Finals. At this three-day eco summit, finalists worked with like-minded peers and esteemed eco leaders, while sharing their PGC experiences and competing to become the PGC 2016 Champion. On the last day, each finalist presented their PGC experience before a panel of esteemed judges. As a result of this experience, Taylor has become a citizen of 5 Gyres Institute, is taking part in West Virginia University’s Pulsar Search

Far right: Taylor Carrobis ’17 at the PGC Finals in San Francisco, CA.

Collaboratory, and has instituted countless changes in her own household to drastically reduce her carbon footprint. But beyond those projects and opportunities, Taylor has taken away something even greater. “I have learned that I am capable of making a change within the community. Before PGC, I thought that it would be impossible for someone like me to affect change, but I have learned it is possible for me to make a significant impact. This lesson, of my own strength as a leader, is the most important [takeaway] from the experience.”



arent volunteers are an integral part of the Derryfield community. We’d like to recognize two parent volunteers who helped Madison Kochanek ’17 and Tyler Crews ’17 during their journey from the classroom at Derryfield to center stage at the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Charlie Northrup, father of Brooke ’17, Brittany ’15, and Breanna ’12 and advisor for Derryfield STEM classes, recognized the breakthrough potential of the Lily Pods invention and recruited John Gargasz, father of Ian ’21, to work with Madison

and Tyler as they crafted their Lily Pods prototype and honed their product pitch for competitions. As a member of the Advisory Committee for the Entrepreneur’s Fund of New Hampshire, John connected the two Derryfield seniors with other professionals in his network, including Mary Jo Brown of Brown Design and Co. in Portsmouth and Karil Reibold, an entrepreneur mentor at the University of New Hampshire. They helped coach the two girls as they developed their pitch for the Innovation Summit in Florida and the BizGen Competition here in New Hampshire. All of the mentoring and guidance paid off for

Madison and Tyler, as they won first prize and $4,500 at the BizGen Competition in Durham, and walked away with the award for Best Health & Nutrition Pitch at the Innovation Summit in Florida. When discussing the girl’s successes, John noted the “valuable parent network” here at Derryfield and encouraged other parents to get involved in students’ STEM projects and initiatives. “There is a tremendous need for STEM mentoring. You can have a big impact in a short amount of time.”


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ot many small independent schools can offer courses like Arabic, Forensic Science, and Multivariable Calculus, but thanks to a partnership with over 20 independent schools from across the country, Derryfield can now list them in the curriculum guide. The thing that distinguishes the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON) classes from standard online programs is the live facetime that allows for the interactive discussions so fundamental to an independent school education. According to the organization, “Each course takes a blended approach, combining synchronous instructions—real-time video conferencing seminars—with asynchronous instruction, including recorded lectures and exercises that students complete outside of the class. Each course has a maximum of 16 students, allowing students and teachers to see one another, interact throughout class, and form meaningful relationships.” As part of its membership in MSON, Derryfield receives 15 semester-long “seats” for students, plus an additional seven for each semesterlong class taught by a Derryfield teacher. Any additional students will incur a charge. During the 16-17 school year, 14 Derryfield students enrolled.


Reese Collins ’18 learns Arabic through the Malone Schools Online Network.

Derryfield senior Bella Hoang has taken two MSON courses so far: Genocide/Human Rights and CSI: Forensic Science. She appreciates the opportunity to explore an interest in a specific subject that is not included in Derryfield’s standard curriculum. “I really liked the variety of topics discussed. For example, I learned about anthropology, gunshot wounds, entomology, and blood drops.” Richard Eng ’17 (Multivariable Calculus) and Reese Collins ’18 (Arabic) both noted challenges that online learning poses. Clear


ach day we strive to help our students develop praiseworthy character. Our core values provide a strong framework in which to guide behaviors and discussions—these values served Derryfield well, but something was missing. Derryfield’s Senior Master Teacher Dennis Holland gave voice to this missing link during an All-School Assembly last winter in which he described the care and kindness he experienced from the Derryfield community during his recovery after an accident. Throughout the year, the concept of “caring” was discussed among


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communication and the creation of strong student-teacher relationships, which are both an important part of the Derryfield experience, were more difficult to facilitate in an online environment, though, according to Reese, “I would definitely recommend it to someone feeling adventurous!”

faculty and administration, and a proposal went before the Board of Trustees in the spring. The board agreed and approved the addition during its May meeting.

Caring We are a community of individuals who care for one another. We demonstrate this through kindness and nurturing relationships among all members of the Derryfield family.

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lthough the Independent Senior Project (ISP) has been part of the curriculum since 1985, the last two years have seen an uptick in the number of seniors who decided to step outside the classroom to explore a current or potential passion. Veteran faculty member Bruce Berk and biology teacher Dr. Andy Myers have been working with a faculty ISP Committee to make the program even more accessible, while challenging bright and motivated students to explore a passion with purpose. To qualify for an ISP, interested seniors submit an extensive application to the ISP Committee describing not only their aspirations, but the ways in which they will spend the required 32-40 hours per week. In addition, the students keep a daily journal chronicling their activities and their reflections on the experience. At the end of their project, students submit a more formal essay, a presentation for the ISP Committee, as well as a display for the “ISP salon” in late May. As in the past, this year’s projects reflected a wide range of interests, including business, research, exploration, service, and the arts. While many projects might seem like a good idea on paper, students must often contend with unexpected roadblocks or must shift their goals. In their final reflections, many seniors noted that in spite of this, or even because of this, they came away learning more than they expected. Additionally, many students came away with deeper appreciation for their school, their community, or their career goals. Before heading to West Point Military Academy this fall, Sophia Tarpey wanted to experience military training, so she enrolled in two JROTC classes at Salem High School. The training included the Air Force fitness test, land navigation, evaluating a casualty, and instruction regarding military attire. In her final essay, Sophia noted that she felt more prepared and even more excited for what lies ahead at West Point.

photo of Nick Leclerc’s ISP

Stew Arend ’17 and Miles Fey ’17 shadowed Dr. Lynch at Concord Hospital.

Sophia’s second goal was to determine whether a JROTC program could be hosted by Derryfield. She surveyed students to see if there was interest, and she also met with the JROTC commander at Derryfield to determine what facility requirements were necessary. While about 50 percent of the students surveyed expressed interest, Sophia realized that the logistical requirements for such a program would take more long-range planning than was feasible. This was a disappointment for her, but she took it in stride, realizing that her efforts could provide groundwork for a future program. Nick Leclerc likes to keep both his mind and body active, and his experience volunteering at Common Earth Farms in Bedford allowed him to do just that. This unique farm provides land and resources for local refugees to practice their traditional farming methods. Nick expected to perform many of the kinds of labor that make a farm productive: mowing, tilling, planting, cutting and stacking wood, moving brush, working compost, and fertilizing.

were other important elements to farming life, for example, “fixing things.” On a farm, something breaks just about every day, and with a limited budget, it’s often up to the farmer to figure out how to repair that leaky faucet or the flat tractor tire. Often those unexpected “fixes” can consume a large portion of the day, leaving other chores unattended. What Nick valued the most, however, was the relationships he developed with the farmers. Initially confounded by a language barrier, Nick realized by listening actively, he could learn about the refugees’ stories, traditions, and foodways. He was even able to attend the naming ceremony of the farmer’s grandson! With imagination, energy, and persistence, Derryfield’s 2017 ISP participants explored their individual passions, and over the course of those few weeks, they also found ways to contribute to the communities in which they worked and served.

However, as he became more involved in the rhythms of the farm, he recognized there D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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tudents in the spring term of the Advanced Studio Art (ASA) course have the unique opportunity to develop a thesis body of artwork that is then presented to the Derryfield community in the Lyceum Gallery. Working collaboratively with their peers, students develop and undertake the marketing and entrepreneurial practices, which are required by working artists to promote their artwork. ASA students are encouraged to participate in the twice weekly Open Studios in the Klee Art Studio, which is especially helpful to juniors who wish to develop a portfolio for college applications. Digital art by Victoria Imbriano ’17.

The culminating work of the year, students are asked to present a meaningful and fully developed thesis body of artwork, reflecting their advanced knowledge of visual arts in an area of their chosen interest. This work demonstrates the creativity, ingenuity, and selfexpression developed over their time in our arts courses following much experimentation, collaboration, discussion, and artist research. In this past year’s course, student work included digital illustration, photography, video production, sculpture, drawing, and painting.

Pastel drawings by Sam Grondin ’17 feature three Derryfield teachers: Dr. Myers, Dr. Karlin, and Ms. Assetta.



n a cold Saturday morning in January, four Derryfield musicians traveled to Timberlane High School in Plaistow, NH, along with 136 students from 39 other schools. All of the students were the very top performers in their categories at the All State Auditions in November, and had been invited to attend the All State Chamber Music Festival, sponsored by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association and the New Hampshire Band Director’s Association. After an organizing meeting, the students joined their ensembles and began rehearsing for the rest of the morning. They quickly learned that the impending storm would push their concert time from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in turn eliminating 8

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a sound check and cutting short rehearsal time. None of the clinicians, directors, or festival organizers were worried because they knew they had assembled the best musical talent the state had to offer. Kelly Collins ’17 joined the Female Vocal Ensemble. Under the direction of a marvelous clinician from the New England Conservatory, these six sopranos and six altos prepared music by composers ranging from a Professor at the Eastman School of Music to a graduate student at the New England Conservatory and student of the clinician. Kelly’s beautiful, and haunting setting of an A. A. Milne poem would be receiving its premiere at the 3:00 p.m. concert. Nick Briccetti ’18 sang with the Male Vocal ensemble. Their

repertoire was quite varied and gorgeous to listen to. These six tenors and six basses sang a lively folk song set by French Composer Francis Polenc, a rousing a cappella version of a Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music,” and finished with a beautiful and modern piece by Joseph M. Martin called “The Awakening.” Peter Philbin ’18 played with the Jazz Combo, the only ensemble in the festival where there is no one else in the group playing or singing your part. This group consisted of a drummer, a guitarist, a pianist, a trumpeter, an alto and tenor saxophonist, a trombonist, and our bass player. They were led by long time Jazz Instructor Jeff Holmes from the University of Massachusetts. The group took some source material, worked

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Digital art by Brooke Northrup ’17.

Painting by Serina Li ’19.

Pastel drawing by Megan Farr ’18.

together, and ultimately created their own arrangements including a Latin version of the Benny Goodman Classic “Stompin at the Savoy,” a classic swing version of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” and very complicated but fun version of “Unit Seven” by jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.

(L to R) Peter Philbin ’18, Kelly Collins ’17, Naomi Durand ’17, and Nick Briccetti ’18.

Painting by Susanna Barger ’17.

Naomi Durand ’17 was part of the 30-piece (12 violins, six violas, six cello, and six basses) String Ensemble led by the delightful and very cool clinician Liesl Schoenberger Doty. Her relaxed and innovative teaching style had the string players finding new ways to approach Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances.”

Other ensembles included a Percussion Ensemble, a Saxophone Octet, a Flute Choir, Chamber Winds (two Oboes, two Clarinets, two Bassoons, and two French Horns) specifically assembled to perform Beethoven’s “Rondino”, a 20-member Brass Choir, a Woodwind Quintet, a Brass Quintet, and a 22-member Woodwind Choir. Chamber music is often the style of music that musicians play for their own enjoyment and to challenge themselves. New Hampshire is one of very few states that offers a Chamber Music Festival, and ours is celebrating its 20th year!


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n early November, the Middle School reminded us that “the sun’ll come out tomorrow” with their sweet rendition of Annie. The large cast of seventh and eighth graders brought Depression-era New York City to life with their acting, singing, and dancing. The Derryfield Players took us back to the vaudeville age in March, performing the meta-musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Filled with everything from rousing dance numbers and poignant monologues, the show reminded us of the importance of classic Broadway storytelling. The players of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged [Revised] charmed audiences in May, bringing all of Shakespeare’s plays to the Derryfield stage in under two hours of humor, audience participation, stage combat, and a whole lot of costume changes. The cast remained on the green room-inspired set for the duration of the show, illustrating the true meaning of an ensemble show.


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erryfield’s fall teams once again posted exciting results. Field hockey returned to glory, playing in the Division II state finals in just their third year in the division and saw freshman Lindsey Stagg earn player of the year honors. Golf also got in on the action, playing at the D-II level for the third consecutive year, finishing third overall after posting a 22-1 record in match play. The Boys’ and Girls’ soccer teams also moved up to D-III and continued their winning ways with the boys making the final four and the girls, qualifying for the playoffs. Varsity cross-country and crew also had terrific team and individual results.

CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Given to a Derryfield student athlete on each varsity squad who has been a member of that squad for two or more seasons and has shown, through enthusiasm, endeavor, and selfless interest, to have made the most of natural ability to improve play and performance.


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FALL SPORTS Field Hockey (17-2): D-II Semi-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Cecelia Templeton ’17 Lindsey Stagg ’20: D-II PLAYER OF THE YEAR, NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL ALL AMERICAN Crew: Participation in Head of Fish and George Dirth NH Championship Regatta CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Sammy Hinton ’18 and Mark Rotering ’19 Golf (22-1): D-III States, 3rd Place CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Corey McGinley ’17 and Gavin Shilling ’17 Colin McCaigue ’20, 1st TEAM ALL STATE Gunnar Senatore ’20, 2nd TEAM ALL STATE Gavin Shilling ’17, 2nd TEAM ALL STATE Max Curtin ’17, 2nd TEAM ALL STATE Boys’ Soccer (14-1): 1st Year in D-III; D-III Semi-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Tommy Cissel ’17 Girls’ Soccer (7-8-1): 1st Year in D-III CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Grace Feigl ’18 Boys’ Cross Country (32-4): D-III States, 4th Place; Granite State Conference, 2nd Place CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Ben Garfield ’17 Girls’ Cross Country (18-3): Granite State Conference, 2nd Place CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Talia Sperduto ’17 Talia Sperduto ’17: GRANITE STATE CONFERENCE RUNNER-UP


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crazy winter filled with weeks of unseasonable weather followed by blizzard-like conditions couldn’t keep our winter athletes and teams from achieving success. Our girls’ swim team pulled off the surprise title of the year capturing the division two state championship with just four girls in D-II. The boys’ and girls’ alpine team found both team and individual success, with seven members qualifying for the Meet of Champions and four going on to Easterns. The boys’ team finished runners up and won the slalom state title, while the girls finished fourth overall and won the GS title. The Nordic team also qualified a racer for the Meet of Champions and finished third overall. Our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both made the playoffs despite key graduations from the year before. The boys’ team made the final four for the seventh time in the past eight seasons and saw senior Sam Anderson join the 1000 point club (1136 career points). The ice hockey team continued to build their numbers and program in their third year of a cooperative team with Hollis Brookline, finding success on the ice in D-III.


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WINTER SPORTS Boys’ Basketball (18-3): D-III Semi-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Sam Anderson ’17 and Trent Henrich ’17 Sam Anderson ’17: 1000th POINT (1,136 career points) Girls’ Basketball (6-15) CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Anja Stadelmann ’17 and Sophie Tarpey ’17 Alpine Skiing: D-IV Slalom State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Connor Huftalen ’17 and Erika Wentz ’17 Aidan Alusic Bingham ’18, Kyle Goldberg ’19, Casey Goodrich ’18, Connor Huftalen ’17, Tucker Ormiston ’17, Miranda Shilling ’17, Erika Wentz ’17: MEET OF CHAMPIONS Nordic Skiing: D-III States, 3rd Place CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Nick Leclerc ’17 and Darby Gillett ’18 Ben Garfield ’17: MEET OF CHAMPIONS Swimming: D-II State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Phoebe Socha ’17 and Jonathan Furlong ’17 Kyra Chen ’20, Emma Wagner ’17, Lindsey Wagner ’19, and Natalie Young ’20: STATE RECORD 200 YARD RELAY AND 400 YARD FREESTYLE Lindsey Wagner ’19: STATE AND UNH POOL RECORD 100 YARD BACKSTROKE, 2ND IN 50 YARD FREESTYLE Emma Wagner ’17: STATE CHAMPION 200 YEAR FREESTYLE, 3RD IN 500 YARD FREESTYLE Kyra Chen ’20: STATE CHAMPION 100 YARD FREESTYLE, 4TH IN 50 YARD FREESTYLE Natalie Young ’20: 4TH IN 500 YARD FREESTYLE, 3RD 200 YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY Jon Furlong ’17: 3RD DIVING Ice Hockey (4-13): First Season at D-III CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Stewart Arend ’17 and Andrea Mello ’17


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challenging spring filled with rain and rescheduling did not deter our spring teams and resulted in amazing stories. Cinderella found her slipper as the 7 th seed girls’ softball team rode some incredible chemistry and play on the field as the seventh seed and made the D-IV finals and playoffs for the first ever finals since 1998. Baseball also had numerous individuals recognized and made the quarterfinals with junior Oliver Simon throwing the first perfect game in eighteen years. The boys’ lacrosse team won back-to-back D-II championships, this time defeating Portsmouth to win the championship, while our girls’ team once again made the championship game. Both teams also earned All American recognition with seniors Lee Sipes (Merrimack) and Madi Kochanek (Iona). Our girls’ and boys’ tennis teams competed again at the D-I level and the girls’ won the championship, while the boys’ finished runners-up.


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Boys’ Tennis (15-2): D-I State Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Sam Grondin ’17, Max Curtin ’17, and Gavin Shilling ’17 Girls’ Tennis (15-2): D-I State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Olivia Husak ’17 and Lauren Rohlfs ’17 Emma Place ’19: UNDEFEATED SINGLES Boys’ Lacrosse (20-0): D-II State Champions CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Chris Benson ’17 and Sam Smiley ’17 Connor Glosner ’18: ACADEMIC ALL AMERICAN Lee Sipes ’17: ALL AMERICAN, OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Girls’ Lacrosse (15-2): D-III Semi-finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Madi Kochanek ’17 and Annalise Groves ’17 Madi Kochanek ’17: ALL-AMERICAN Crew CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Casey Frost ’18 and Connor Huftalen ’17 Equestrian CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Taylor Santosuosso ’18 Taylor Santosuosso ’18: 6 th PLACE IN STATES for 27” JUMPERS Softball (14-6): D-IV Semi-Finalist CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Victoria Imbriano ’17 Emily Moll ’18: D-IV ALL-STATE TEAM Baseball (11–9): D-IV State Quarterfinalists CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Richie Tarpey ’17 Boys’ Track (15-17) CLASS OF 1970 AWARDS: Ben Garfield ’17 Damien Neth ’17: 6 th PLACE IN LONG JUMP, MEET OF CHAMPIONS Ben Garfield ’17: 10th PLACE in 800M, MEET OF CHAMPIONS Girls’ Track (16-15) CLASS OF 1970 AWARD: Spencer Neville ’17


COACHES’ AWARD Erika Wentz ’17, Ben Garfield ’17

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Sophie Tarpey ’17, Lee Sipes ’17



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It was an exciting and busy summer this year at Breakthrough Manchester with an increase in student enrollment from 54 students to 93 students, a 72% growth in a single year! Breakthrough also recruited, trained and supported a summer staff of 33 people, including 25 Teaching Fellows. The larger size of the community reflects a large incoming class of rising seventh graders as well as the addition of a third required summer for rising ninth graders. The latter completes a seamless six-year pipeline between the middle school program at The Derryfield School and the high school program at SNHU. As we explore ways to serve more students and more communities in the future, our top priority remains that students continue to achieve their goals and that Teaching Fellows learn the foundational skills of teaching and leadership.


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“My studies in education are generated by Breakthrough’s goal to provide support and resources to set up all students on the path of success. It has shaped my teaching philosophy that centers around inclusion. I believe all students, no matter their background or home life, deserve a quality education.” — Chao Ngo, Breakthrough Teacher

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reakthrough Manchester completed the first year of a high school program in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University, and the program is off to a great start. After completing three years of the middle school program on Derryfield’s campus, Breakthrough students now continue their academic growth and college-readiness opportunities at SNHU during their high school years. The benefit of continuing academic support and college preparation during the four years of high school is crucial. According to Becky Berk, Breakthrough Manchester’s Executive Director, “Joining with the SNHU School of Education to extend this program has proven to be a perfect partnership. SNHU is an innovative institution, and Breakthrough students are already benefiting from the vision, resources, and passion for impact that SNHU brings to the table. Likewise, SNHU’s students benefit from their experiences as advisors, mentors, and summer Teaching Fellows in our innovative, dual-mission middle school program.” Ben Gentry, College-Bound High School Director at SNHU, shared his comments on the completion of the first year, “The opportunity to work alongside such an incredible class of high school freshmen to pioneer the first year of Breakthrough Manchester College-Bound at SNHU has been astounding. I am both proud of the success that we have had so far serving these highly motivated students as they grow and flourish on the track to college, and also humbled by the impact that they have had on me, their advisors, and the community.” SNHU has developed a very thorough college access curriculum that will be rolled out over the four years of a student’s high school journey. The curriculum includes a series of skill-building workshops, exploratory activities with university professors and staff, time for students to meet with dedicated advisors for guidance, college research and planning, career readiness, financial aid support, college-going culture immersion, and campus visits. At the request of students, they even have a focus on community service, in which the students can participate in local volunteer work. The college process can be very overwhelming, but SNHU is walking these students through every facet and providing the

needed guidance and skills to make it a smooth and exciting journey for them. Each Breakthrough student has a SNHU undergraduate or graduate student as a dedicated advisor. Advisors check in weekly with students and meet one-on-one each month to offer support, track progress, assess needs, and provide academic guidance. The skill-building Saturdays focus on competencies crucial to student success during their high school and college careers. During freshman year, the emphasis is on developing skills and strategies to help freshmen adapt to their new and challenging high school environment. Sophomore year students start college research and planning and begin to build a portfolio and resume. Skills in the freshman and sophomore year include time management and organization, public speaking, and self-advocacy, along with career readiness skills, such as resume building and interview skills. During junior and senior year, many college visits are planned, and the program focuses on the college search, application and selection process, including the eventual transition to college life.

Junior students will start the college search in earnest, learn about applications, take on a mentorship role for younger Breakthrough students, and continue to build vital real-world skills. During senior year, the students will focus on their final preparation for college, filling out applications, writing a strong college essay, and applying for financial aid and scholarships. The high school program is a crucial continuation of the groundwork laid during the middle school program to fully prepare the Breakthrough students for college. Working with SNHU has allowed us to complete a six-year, tuition-free college access pipeline for talented students from Manchester with limited opportunities. Ben noted that “SNHU is eager to kick off year two of the high school program.Our collaboration with passionate and resourceful Breakthrough students to develop a personalized college-bound program will not only support students toward college, but will also allow their unique strengths to break through into their careers and future.”

“Breakthrough has taught me not to worry about failing, but to focus on the opportunities I may miss by not taking a chance.” Julia, Breakthrough Student D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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BREAKTHROUGH MANCHESTER DONOR SPOTLIGHT: KRISTINA ISAKOVICH AND RICHARD CRITZ An Immigrant’s Story: Kristina I arrived in the U.S. with my parents when I was five and a half years old. We left Yugoslavia with virtually nothing; just a couple of suitcases and very little money. My parents were highly educated, my father as a doctor and my mother as a teacher, but I didn’t know a word of English and my parents were only marginally better with the language. In so many ways our family had to start over, and I was tossed into a new public school environment where everything was new and strange and confusing. The bedrock principle in our family was always the value of education; it was a constant drumbeat. Education was the way up and out. Education was the only thing we could control. I graduated from high school at 16, went to Yale and then completed a Ph.D. in physics at MIT. I was willing to do the work. Academics was what mattered, not parties or social life. I see similarities with the students and families at Breakthrough; incredible motivation to succeed in less than ideal circumstances. The stories are powerful and the results are compelling. At the end of the day, the central question is whether we have given these children the opportunity to rise above their circumstances. The Power of Connection: Richard I was a public school kid in a small Southern town. My teachers were one-dimensional; I didn’t know them in any other context. They weren’t really people to me. I didn’t know anything about them and frankly, I’m not sure they knew much about me except my grades. After high school I went to college, and that was worse. I felt disconnected and adrift. To the extent that I have skills, they are largely self-taught. I believe that we have a societal obligation to educate all of our country’s children. Great educational environments like Derryfield and Breakthrough are based on a culture of connection and caring between students and teachers as people, as individuals. We need a transformational approach to public education that puts those values at the forefront in every school, for every child, all the time.


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Richard Critz and Kristina Isakovich, with some of the photos that Richard has taken of Breakthrough students and teachers in recent years.

I am so impressed with the work that Trevor Munhall (former Derryfield teacher and former Breakthrough director/alumni teacher) is doing in an urban school in Lawrence. The best teachers in any setting are the ones who listen and learn from their students and make a genuine connection with them; the ones who themselves are excited about learning; the ones who have faith in their students’ potential. Without that, education is flat and joyless. Every year that I did a photography shoot with Breakthrough students and teachers, the sense of connection and joy was palpable. They enjoyed learning and they enjoyed each other. Critical Skills: Kristina The teaching experience at Breakthrough is not simply about training classroom teachers. It’s about teaching people how to teach, a critical skill in any workplace. Teaching is knowing how to connect with someone for the purpose of effectively conveying information. Those skills are

important in any line of work. And Breakthrough teaches about understanding and bridging our differences; as soon as we step out of our bubbles, we appreciate this essential exposure to local and global diversity and to the differences in our experiences. Why we support Breakthrough: Richard I had never heard of Breakthrough Manchester before we joined The Derryfield School community. Even then, it took another two years to understand both sides of the mission. Above and beyond the numbers and the success stories, Breakthrough just resonates for me at the gut level. It’s the right thing to do. Giving kids with huge potential the opportunity to fly, and inspiring young people to use their time and talents to change the world. What could be better than that? Learn More About Breakthrough Manchester: BREAKTHROUGHMANCHESTER.ORG

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olly ’13 and Maeghan ’10 Provencher are two sisters whose lives are inextricably linked with Breakthrough Manchester. First involved as students of the Breakthrough program during their middle school years, when the program was known as Summerbridge, Maeghan and Molly were so inspired by the program that they both went on to hold various positions with Breakthrough, including Teaching Fellows. Molly and Maeghan both taught for numerous summers, which sparked and confirmed a passion for pursuing careers in education. Maeghan also held positions of Operations Coordinator, and most recently Dean of Students. Breakthrough Manchester has been fortunate to have both Maeghan and Molly as part of the Breakthrough community, to watch them grow and develop, and to benefit from the significant contributions they have both made over the years.

working with the dedicated and talented middle school students at Breakthrough. She is now teaching professionally in Boston and was most recently the Dean of Students this past summer at Breakthrough. “Breakthrough for me has always been a place where I have done a lot of personal growth and am able to challenge myself and develop in a safe environment. It allows me to not be afraid to try out leadership roles, new responsibilities, new instructional techniques, and thrive in new ways.” Molly taught at Breakthrough both her junior and senior years of high school and took two summers off during college. Being away from the program those two summers made her realize how much she missed teaching for Breakthrough, so she returned and taught for another couple of years. She wanted to give back to the program because Breakthrough Manchester was so integral in her

development as a student and in discovering the passion for education. Molly always knew she wanted to teach; she is now certified and is applying for teaching positions in Manchester. Molly will always think of Breakthrough as her home and where she was comfortable and could be herself. “I think Breakthrough is what made me develop that sense of self, that sense of finding my home, finding where I belong, and where I feel the most able to succeed and learn from my mistakes. The rigor and challenge of Breakthrough is unlike anything else.” The dual mission of Breakthrough Manchester is to launch promising students with limited opportunities on the path to college, while also inspiring high school and college students to pursue careers in education. To see both missions fulfilled with the Provencher sisters, first as students and now as teachers, is what the Breakthrough program is all about.

The Provencher sisters both attended The Derryfield School as part of their college preparation. Maeghan and Molly were first introduced to The Derryfield School when they were students in the Breakthrough program. The summer program takes place on the beautiful Derryfield campus, and they learned the benefits of considering Derryfield as an option for high school. Maeghan applied and attended Derryfield for all of her high school years. Molly took a different path by starting at West High School where many of her friends were attending. With some encouragement from Breakthrough, Molly started at The Derryfield School during her sophomore year and felt it was the best decision for a challenging academic experience. Maeghan’s original career interests did not include teaching, but she wanted to be a part of Breakthrough and found that she experienced a lot of personal growth each summer that she participated and taught for the program. Although it was very rigorous, she looked forward to returning each year. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics, and then pursued her graduate degree in education once she realized how much she enjoyed teaching and

Sisters Molly and Maeghan Provencher attribute Breakthrough for their path towards success. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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the next chapter


his past June, three distinguished teaching faculty shut their grade books and stepped into the next chapter of their lives— retirement. It is with great joy that we honor Jennifer Melkonian, Steve Mathes, and Bruce Berk, and wish them the best in their next adventure. They have meant so much to Derryfield, and to the generations of students and families whose lives they’ve touched. Jennifer, Steve, and Bruce all joined the Derryfield faculty in the 1980’s and taught and coached for over 30 years. They wore many hats besides those of teacher and advisor. Not only was Steve Mathes an acclaimed math teacher, many remember him as the varsity ski coach. His other varied roles included JV girls soccer coach, advisor to Excerpt, and Director of Technology! Steve’s dry wit, passion for teaching, and gift of critical thinking will be missed. Jennifer signed all her emails “Dramatically, Jennifer” and it was a constant reminder that Jennifer’s heart and soul was in the theater. She joined Derryfield in 1986 in the music program and was the founder of the Middle School Choral program. While her passion was in the theater, that didn’t stop her from having an impact in all facets of DS life. Over her distinguished career at the school she held many roles including: Director of Advancement, Head of the Upper School, and Interim Head of School, to name a few. And Bruce Berk will be missed as the center of a student prank, joke, and/or deep discussion. Whether he was Coach Berk, Mr. Berk, or Bruce—he was always engaging, thoughtful, inquisitive and thought provoking. He raised tough questions, inspired generations of students to think outside of their own experience, and push their limits. His passion for tennis, and skills he taught in the classroom and on the court, will never be forgotten by those who he mentored and taught. All of them, without question, say that it’s their interactions with students, as teacher, or coach, or director, that have meant the most to them over the years. A reflection of true educators with a passion for raising up bright young people. Derryfield will miss you, but you shaped a generation of minds and spirits and we thank you for your tireless dedication to our community.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein


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ver 200 members of the Derryfield community gathered on May 13 for a “Spring Fling” held at LaBelle Winery in Amherst to raise funds that support the mission of the School and its programs, including Breakthrough Manchester. Under the guidance of co-chairs Lauren Hines, Lea Kelsey, and Julie Taub, and with traditional items such as VIP parking spots on campus and hot-ticket items like New England sports memorabilia plus tickets to see the Broadway smash-hit “Hamilton” on the auction block, the event brought in over $110,000. In addition to raising funds for the School, the PFA auction serves as a space for the Derryfield community to connect and have fun. The continued success of the event, both as a fundraiser and as an opportunity, for the community depends on the numerous volunteers involved, from those who solicit for auction items to those who work on decorating the venue on the big day. Save the Date! The 2018 PFA Auction will be held on May 12, 2018.


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ith the purchase of the land at the corner of River and Bicentennial Roads, the Derryfield Tennis Program will officially establish the School on both sides of River Road, further cementing the School’s status as a cornerstone of Manchester’s North End community. In addition, the construction of the new Bruce Berk Tennis Complex will prepare the space behind the middle school for planned campus expansion. Both the planned expansion behind the middle school and the new presence across River Road will enable the School to continue to meet the benchmarks set out in the Strategic Plan by the Board of Trustees. By naming the new complex after the recentlyretired Bruce Berk, a campus fixture for 34 years, alumnus Jimmy Rich ’92 has stated that “Bruce’s impact and legacy will be appropriately honored and never forgotten. Bruce used the tennis court as a space to teach me and others so many valuable life skills. The principles he taught helped me achieve a lot of success in tennis and have helped me compete in my life after tennis.”



he Derryfield School’s 2017-2018 Board of Trustees will be led by Bradley Benson ’78 as Chair, Christine Cikacz as Vice Chair, Shannon McGinley as Secretary, and James Steiner as Treasurer. The School is pleased to welcome a new member to the Board and extends a thank you to six departing board members for their dedication and service. NEW TRUSTEE Mrs. Jamie Pagliocco, mother of Nat ’21, served as the Parents’ Chair for the 2016-2017 school year in addition to serving as the Annual Fund Class Captain for the Class of 2021. Jamie has a background in finance and banking and also serves on the Executive Board of the Amherst Junior Women’s Club in addition to the Hall of Fame Committee and Alumni Board Executive Committee for her alma mater, Drew University.

DEPARTING TRUSTEES Vadim Plotsker, 2013-2017 Father of Isabell ’18 and Isaac ’20, Vadim was always willing to serve as a host for various gatherings and played a large role in building a stronger sense of community at Derryfield, especially among parents and family.

Camille Triola-Northrup, 2013-2017 Mother of Breanna ’12, Brittany ’15, and Brooke ’17, we will miss Camille for her compassion, sense of humor, and dedication to Derryfield, both as a Trustee and as a parent volunteer with various programs, including the Performing Arts.

Norene Farr, 2015-2017 Mother of Jared ’16 and Megan ’18, Norene, through her expertise and tireless support, helped to grow the Annual Fund each year during her tenure.

Margaret A. Tatro, 2014-2017 Mother of Philip ’16, Meg served on the Governance Committee, participated in a number of outside workshops and programs to help bring best practices and up-to-date policies to Derryfield, and served as the PFA liaison.

Philip B. Taub, 2015-2017 Father of Benjamin ’15 and Danielle ’20, we thank Phil for his role in strategy and decision making for the School, knowing he always worked in the best interests of Derryfield and its students.

William V.A. Zorn, Esq., 2008-2017 Father of Alexander ’11 and Tyler ’14, Bill has played an instrumental role in moving Derryfield forward by serving as chair of the Advancement Committee and helping to raise the funds to build the Gateway Building, and continued as the co-chair of the campaign. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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he Derryfield community came together Saturday, June 10, 2017 to celebrate the graduating Class of 2017. With 75 members, this class was Derryfield’s largest in the School’s history, so the commencement ceremony was held under a celebratory tent outside.

Olivia Husak welcomed everyone to the ceremony, telling her classmates that it’s the context of their years together that will endure, not the details. “It is that we know first-hand how the whole can be considerably greater than the sum of the parts,” she said. “It is because we have learned how to learn, so no future accomplishment is beyond our reach.”

Paige Voss enlightened us for a final time with the commencement address. She said the challenges they’ve faced together have prepared them for what lies ahead: “Derryfield forces the uncomfortable in the best ways: intellectually, athletically, musically,” she said. “If we can take this acquired knowledge, this ability to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, then we can step up to challenges, take risks, and make choices that others might not.” The class chose retiring teacher Bruce Berk to give the faculty address, and he offered tremendous stories and advice from his own life. He urged the graduates to be kind, to respect others, and to start each day being thankful for something. Needless to say, the beloved history teacher received a standing ovation.


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In his farewell address, Gavin Shilling told his fellow graduates not to “become overly fixated on our talents as athletes, artists, and scholars.” He went on to say, “Our relationships with the people around us are paramount privileges in our lives. Cherishing these relationships is a gift.” To conclude the ceremony, Head of School Mary Carter offered one final lesson, urging the graduates to see the future with what Archbishop Desmond Tutu called “the eyes of the heart.” Her final parting advice was, “To throw your whole self—your thoughtfulness, your humor, your intellect—into cultivating in the world all you were taught here.” The students, now graduates, left the stage walking past their family and friends out into the world.

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Sophia Tarpey

Paige Voss

Zhiqiao (Kate) Jiang ’18

Ryan Quinlan

D.A.R Good Citizen Award


Rensselaer Medal

The R. Philip Hugny Award

Jonathan Furlong

Olivia Husak

Emily Moll ’18

Annalise Groves

Alumni Award

Dennis F. Holland Mathematics Award

The Wellesley Book Award

The Ralph J. Scozzafava Award

Emma Wagner

Nicole Mayer

Olivia Burdette ’18

Phoebe Socha

Mayor's Award

Barbara J. Stahl, Ph.D. Life Science Award

The Harvard Book Award

The William B. Pfeifer Award

Samuel Grondin

Class of 1994 Award

Richard Eng

Samantha Hinton ’18 The Dartmouth Book Award

The Marcus D. Hurlbut Award

Sophia Tarpey

Physical Science



Miles Fey Madison Kochanek

Allison Cronin Benjamin Garfield JiaLang (Victor) Li Julia Perkins Lauren Rohlfs Phoebe Socha Cecelia Templeton

Cecelia Templeton

2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar Award

Tyler Crews Yuhao (Marshal) Dong ’19 Madison Kochanek


Richard Tarpey

Lee Sipes


U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Gavin Shilling

The Ken Piatt Memorial Award

Nathaniel Kelsey ’18 The Matthew L. Young '88 Scholarship

Naomi Durand The Clifford R. Nyquist Memorial Award

Emmah Nolan ’19 Henrietta Mesches Memorial Award

Jael Fleurant ’19 Richard Crafts Memorial Music Award

Zhiqiao Jiang ’18 David G. and Barbara J. Stahl Award


Susanna Barger Art

The Lamplighter Athletic Award

Olivia Husak Gavin Shilling The Scholar-Athlete Awards

Kassidy Ford Drama

Kelly Collins Naomi Durand Music

Richard Tarpey Latin

Samuel Grondin Spanish

Richard Eng Chinese

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Naomi Durand Tufts University

Madeline Kasten New York University

Lauren Rohlfs Hobart and William Smith

Samuel Anderson New York University

Richard Eng Johns Hopkins University

Krystyna Keller Lafayette College

Gavin Shilling Bowdoin College

Stewart Arend University of New Hampshire

Miles Fey University of Utah

Katherine Kittler Syracuse University

Lee Sipes Merrimack College

Susanna Barger Alfred University

Kassidy Ford Berklee College of Music

Madison Kochanek Iona College

Melissa Skaluba Kenyon College

Christopher Benson Bentley University

Jonathan Furlong Georgetown University

Alexander Labonte University of Rochester

Samuel Smiley Drew University

Gabrielle Brummett Duke University

Benjamin Garfield Davidson College

Nicholas Leclerc Milwaukee School of Engineering

Chloe Smith Colgate University

Ethan Chen Northeastern University

Eadric Granok University of New Hampshire

JiaLang Li University of California-Santa Cruz

Christina Smith Syracuse University

Yijia Chen Mount Holyoke College

Samuel Grondin Amherst College

Harrison Mahan Champlain College

Phoebe Socha Northeastern University

Thomas Cissel Furman University

Annalise Groves Scripps College

Nicole Mayer University of Pennsylvania

Talia Sperduto Bates College

Kelly Collins Hamilton College

Xiaoyue Guo New York University

Corey McGinley Providence College

Anja Stadelmann Middlebury College

Tyler Crews New York University

Julia Hillsgrove Quinnipiac University

Andrea Mello Connecticut College

Rosalie Steiner Wheaton College, MA

Allison Cronin Lehigh University

Christopher Hopey Western New England University

Jacob Miron Princeton University

Addie Stevens Roger Williams University

Maxwell Curtin Denison University

Connor Huftalen Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Anna Mae Murphy Denison University

Richard Tarpey University of Southern California

Isaias De Los Santos Columbia University

Olivia Husak Carnegie Mellon University

Samantha Muskat American University

Sophia Tarpey U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Isaac Dinsmore Franklin & Marshall College

Victoria Imbriano Savannah College of Art & Design

Damion Neth Marist College

Cecelia Templeton Brandeis University

Ethan Dresner Wheaton College, MA

Catherine Introcaso Ithaca College

Spencer Neville George Washington University

Selin Tuter Ithaca College

Brooke Northrup Emerson College

Paige Voss Pomona College

Tucker (John) Ormiston St. Lawrence University

Emma Wagner Dartmouth College

Aman Patel University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Erika Wentz Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Julia Perkins Hobart and William Smith

Greer Woolley Rider University

Ryan Quinlan Brown University

Chengyu Zhang University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Isaias de Los Santos

Sophia Tarpey

Columbia University

Military Academy at West Point

"Columbia University is the ideal institution for me because it reconciles my desire for a vivacious, urban environment with my appetite for a close-knit community that fosters close ties. In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The city seen from the Queensboro bridge is always the city seen for the first time.” For me, that short line is evocative of the magnetic social climate that draws me closer to New York City with each step I take on its pavement. I am incredibly thankful for the faith Mr. Barnard had in my ability to attend my dream school, because I’ve always felt that positive reinforcement garners optimism.”

“I chose West Point because I want to be an officer in the United States Army. With that being the end goal, West Point became my dream school. I’m excited beyond belief for the challenges in academics, military training, and physical fitness. I’m also scared though, not only for my years of actual service, but for my time at the academy where I will be expected to fail [to become stronger].

Manchester, NH

Pelham, NH

At Derryfield, I feel that everyone was so supportive and willing to help, especially Mr. Lemire, Mrs. Perkins, Mr. Barnard, and Mrs. Flagg. They were always very reassuring, and helped me connect with a Derryfield alum who graduated from West Point!”

The Class of 2017 included a U.S. Presidential Scholar, a U.S. Military Academy at West Point inductee, and National telemark champion. Susanna Barger* Webster, NH


Jack Miron

Bedford, NH

Alfred University

Princeton University

"I chose Alfred, not only because of its exemplary humanities and arts programs, but also the conversations I had with both the students and professors. Over a two-day visit my interactions led me to believe I could learn, and enjoy learning, as an involved member of the Alfred community.

“I’m really excited to explore the opportunities Princeton has to offer. For example, I hear they have an excellent juggling club! In all seriousness though, I know I’ll be pushed to my limits there, both intellectually and socially. That’s why I’m looking forward to Princeton!

Derryfield has helped me in the college process through exposure. It was a cumulative process; I was reminded of college fairs, test dates, and given bits of advice frequently that aided me in navigating the process. The college fairs in particular opened me to possibilities I wouldn’t even have considered, Alfred being one of them. “

It was definitely a cumulative process, but I’d like to especially thank my teachers for preparing me. Though the assignments may have been onerous, I know that they prepared me in the best way possible, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity they’ve helped me achieve.”

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Dear Friends and Supporters of The Derryfield School, On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to share the philanthropic achievements of the 2016-2017 school year. For those new to the community, I hope you will take time to visit our website to read our strategic plan, a document that helps guide the Board and the administration in moving Derryfield forward. In addition to the programmatic advances for our students, it also sets the stage for making investments in our facilities. In this early lead phase of the capital campaign, we have seen significant enthusiasm for the future of Derryfield, and we look forward to continued partnership and growth. Outlined in the following pages is an overview of philanthropy at Derryfield. You will see capital gifts, annual fund reports, alumni giving, legacy giving, endowment, and much more. Our Annual Fund continues to grow, and we have once again exceeded prior year fundraising. Our alumni participation in the annual fund is once again at 22%, and we have seen tremendous support from alumni in other areas of philanthropy as well. Please take a look at the feature on our back cover of Michael Broad ’69 and the gift he made this year to our endowment. Our families continue to support the School in ways that inspire me everyday. From the volunteers who make calls on the Day of Giving to the volunteers at the Parent Faculty Association annual auction, there are so many examples of our families going the extra mile. Parent participation in the Annual Fund this year was 83%, and we are grateful for the continued generosity of our alumni parents and grandparents. This community continues to reach for new heights, be strategic and thoughtful in our plans for the future, look for new ways to engage with current and former students and parents, and build on our 53 years of success. Your continued support in our mission, facilities, students, and faculty ensures that we will meet our shared goals.

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Tuition Annual Fund Other Income Endowment Income Other Gifts/Grants


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With deep gratitude for your continued support, 6.5% 2.2%

■ Brad Benson ’78, Chair Board of Trustees

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN AND ENDOWMENT As the strategic plan has indicated we have embarked on a quiet phase to fund elements of our strategic plan, which include investments in facilities and endowment. Listed below are individuals and foundations who have made gifts and pledges during our quiet phase through June 30, 2017. We thank them for their leadership role and their generosity, and bringing the future of Derryfield to life. 2ND GENERATION VISIONARIES

19 members of our community have pledged, as a part of the Thinking Forward campaign, to become 2nd Generation Visionaries—those donating over $100,000 or more. Anonymous (2) Linda and Brad Benson ’78 Michael Broad ’69 Roz and Dave Carlson Celebrations Catering Michael and Chris Cikacz David and Ellie Cochran ’69 Dr. Kristina Isakovich and Mr. Richard Critz DeWitt Family Barbara and Paul Labonte Jim and Laurie Lamp Lauren and Paul J. Leyden Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco Colleen and Vadim Plotsker Sarah and Jimmy Rich ’92 Charles Van Arsdale The Winneg Family Bill and Michele Zorn


Adam and Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Anonymous (2) John Arnold ’00 and Cyrena Arnold Donna and Ev Bishop Steve and Katie Burke Christopher H. M. and Mary Halpin Carter Joseph and Toy Cobbe Andrew Cochran and Kristen Geiger Cochran Cogswell Benevolent Trust Kate Dewey ’05 Sara Dewey ’03 and Noah Walker Celia and Nigel Donovan Sabrina Dunlap ’00 and Rob Childs Norene and David Farr Ahad and Joyia Fazelat ’96 Fiduciary Trust Company of New England in honor of Bill Zorn Terence and Bronwen Flahive Hansi and Bill Glahn The Glosner Family Jaye R. and Charles S. Goodwin The Green Family Louis Fink and Pamela Grich Sufang Yi and Sanye Guo Susan Milne Haydock ’80 Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Patricia and Lou Imbriano The Leyden Family in Memory of Catherine Riley Boege Zichong “Charles” Li and Family in honor of Bruce Berk

Richard and Brenda Lombardozzi Denise and David McAdoo Doug and Shannon McGinley Lisa and Tim McGrath Anne D. Milne Walter P. Milne ’82 Brian Miron and Monica Vegelj Lisa and Dan Muskat ’82 Catherine and Mason Newick Emily Newick and Steve Gaughan Kate Newick and Tyler Kipp Kasey and Lee Ormiston Lucy and Daniel Potter Siobhan and Tom Quinn Sharon and Tom Rohlfs in honor of Lauren Rohlfs ’17 E. Charles and Wendy Sanborn Bequest of Drs. Barbara J. and David G. Stahl The Steele Family, Bill, Sheila, Kelly, and Ditty James Steiner and Audrey Augun Sean William Stone ’83 Bequest of William C. Tallman Phil and Meg Tatro Lisa Tourangeau The Northrup Family Ryan Tuttle ’93 Tracey and John Van Hooser ’85 The Lucy P. Sale Foundation The VanArsdale/Dewey Family

ANNUAL FUND GIVING CLUBS The foundation of Derryfield’s fund-raising efforts is the Annual Fund. Gifts to the Annual Fund enable The Derryfield School to offer students the best possible overall experience. Annual Fund dollars support essential initiatives, including the development of academic and extracurricular programs, faculty salaries, and financial aid. Listed below are generous donors who have made gifts to the Annual Fund between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. LEADERSHIP GIVING CLUBS Heads’ Circle $12,500+ Anonymous (2) Chris and Michael Cikacz ■ Barbara and Paul Labonte ■ Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco Karlene N. Wadleigh

Challengers’ Circle $10,000-$12,499

Anonymous Linda and Brad Benson ’78 ■ Sheila and Joe DeWitt ■ Cheryl Lucas and Chris Hopey ■ Lea and Bill Kelsey

Laurie and Jim Lamp ■ Shannon and Doug McGinley ■ Irwin Muskat ■ Kasey and Lee Ormiston Julie and Phil Taub ■ Michele and Bill Zorn ■

Stewards’ Circle $7,500-$9,999

Norene and David Farr Lucy S. and Daniel C. Potter ■ Olga Yurovskaya and David Thirkill

Founders’ Circle $5,000-$7,499 Margaret Baratta

Caryl and Barry Brensinger ■ Mary Halpin Carter and Christopher H. M. Carter ■ Gina and Franco Castagliuolo Patty and Howard Dresner Julie and Rob Glosner ■ Helle and Scott Goodrich ■ Jackie and Richard Keller ■ Lauren and Paul J. Leyden ■ Brenda and Rich Lombardozzi ■ Lisa and Tim McGrath ■ Monica Vegelj and Brian Miron Marnie and Mike Plage Wendy and Brent Powell ■ Sue and Pete Powell ■ Lynette and David Snow ’72 ■

Audrey Augun and Jim Steiner ■ Beth and Brian Stevens ■ Meg and Phil Tatro ■ Margaret Wheeler and Garvin Warner ■ René Whiteley and Travis Warren Marty Nagy-Wentz and Jack Wentz ■ Fran and Dick Winneg ■

Benefactors’ Circle $2,500-$4,999

Karen and John Allard ’83 ■ Serena and Ken Anderson Donna and Ev Bishop ■ Lynn Bollengier Jason Boyer ’83 ■ Tara and David Caparrelli D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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ANNUAL REPORT ANNUAL FUND GIVING CLUBS (CONT.) Susi and Dwight Churchill Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran ■ Karen and Stephen Doyle Renee and Scott Dudley Anne and Mitch Gagnon ■ Pamela Grich and Louis Fink ■ Ann and Joe Harrington ■ Kris Reid and Curtis Kloc Gargi and Joydip Kundu Donna K. Lencki ■ Amy and Chris Licata Tracy and Joe Matarese Lisa and Dan Muskat ’82 ■ Ursula and Steven Nadeau Wendy and E. Charles Sanborn ■ Lara Shilling ■ Debbie and David Smith ■ Kim Allard Socha ’85 and Tim Socha ■ Latha and Senraj Soundar Lisa and Tom Thorne ■ Michele and David Truex The VanArsdale/Dewey Family ■ Bud Van Arsdale ■ Michele and Bill Voss ■ September and Doug Voss ■ Sarah Wadleigh ’83 and Stephen Poremba Amy and John Watson Sherry Wilding-White Nancy Stahl Wilsker ’73 ■ Clea and Neal Winneg ’78 ■ Karen and Erik Young

Lamplighters’ Circle $1,500-$2,499

Paul Abrahimzadeh ’96 Christine and Garrett Adie ■ Christine and Mark Anderson ■ Anonymous (3) Mary Tenn and Stephen Blair Katie and Steve Burke ■ Toy and Joe Cobbe Marsha Dixon Kaer Shi and Yihui Dong Thaddeus Duprey ’04 Kelley and John Gage Brenda and Gary Goudreau ■ David Grosso ’78 Sharon Hansen Lauren and Michael Hines Patricia and Lou Imbriano ■ Mi Young and Jamie Kim Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King Monica and Art Kingsbury ■ NJ and Dave Larrivee ’84 ■ Wei Wu and Dan Li Rosamond and David Lockwood ■ Kristen and Harold Losey Romana and Sal Malik ■ Jennifer D. and Gregory J. Melkonian ■ Deb and Fritz Morgan


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Deb and Carl Moskey Emily Newick ’97 and Steve Gaughan ■ Manisha and Sam Patel ■ Rhenea and Dan Regan ■ Jan and Michael Romanowsky ■ Gay Shanahan ’76 and Jim Goldenberg Genie and Jeff Smith ■ Mary and John Valvano Kathryn Lemmon and King Warburton ■ Xiaoping Xi and Lixin Zhang

Cougar Circle (young leadership alumni)

Elizabeth Aliotta ’12 ■ Mike Chiasson ’16 Molly Cikacz ’08 ■ Kristen Geiger Cochran ’02 and Andrew Cochran ’01 Becca Connolly ’01 Joseph B. Costa ’16 Leah DeWitt ’12 Thaddeus Duprey ’04 Katie Albert Garos ’01 and Chris Garos ’00 Matt Girard ’97 Drew Johnson ’16 Roger Larrivee ’14 Meredith Leyden ’11 ■ Charles Li ’14 Corey McGinley ’17 Brett McLarnon ’05 ■ Scott Migliori ’03 Emily Newick ’97 and Steve Gaughan ■ Breanna Northrup ’12 ■ Brittany Northrup ’15 Shaina A. Razvi Regina Salmons ’14 Leslie Stonebraker ’05 Sandra Stonebraker ’09

GIVING CLUBS Maroon and White $1,000-$1,499

Jonathan Kfoury ’94 Brett McLarnon ’05 ■ Joy and Dan Monfried Cristina and Jason Muise Anita Bhattacharya Oates ’87 Siobhan and Tom Quinn ■ Deb De Beradinis and Steve Reichheld ■ Stewart Richmond ■ Marlene and Steve Rotering Leslie Stonebraker ’05 Sandra Stonebraker ’09 Sylvia and Jim Tenn Kelly and Craig Weimer

Patron $500-$999

Barbara and Kirk Abbott ■ Anonymous Richard Anthony ■ Janice and David Aubin Samantha and Tony Baldini Whitney Lockwood Berdy ’00 ■ Becky and Bruce Berk ■ Jackie and J. Ryan Bielagus ’94 ■ Brie and Sean Burns Lesley and Andrew Carr Deirdre and Norman Carr Patty and Rand Cayer Class of 2016 Kristen Geiger Cochran ’02 and Andrew Cochran ’01 ■ Kristina Isakovich and Richard Critz ■ Cross Insurance Dylan Cruess ’97 Connie Campbell and Tony Diehl Karen and Bob Dobbs Carilyn Cronin Donovan and Bill Donovan Michael Ekman ’69 ■ Joyia Rich Fazelat ’96 ■

Scottie and Bill Ferry ■ Sue Flagg ■ Katie and John Friberg Tara and Jim Furlong ■ Shannon and Brad Galinson Kathy and Mike Garfield Kathy and Bill Gillett Hansi and Bill Glahn ■ Lisa and Dan Goldner April Shaw and Alex Granok ■ Susan Grodman ■ Stacy Kutzelman and Eric Hinton Dennis Holland ■ Pat and Marcus Hurlbut ■ Jen and Brian Johnson ■ Kirsti and Paul Karpawich Liz and Tom Kelsey Kathleen Herold and Tony Lapadula Lucille and Robert Lemay Charles Li ’14 Tricia and Ned Lucas ■ Patti and Neil Markwith ■ AnnMarie and Chris Mayer Morgan Melkonian ’00 and Matt Jerome ■ Linda and Allen Mello ■ Lori Mix and Allen Merriman Scott Migliori ’03 Pam Powers-Moll and Doug Moll Francoise and John Morison ■ Jenny Carlson Mullins ’86 and Jay Mullins ■ Kunal and Jay Patel Manisha and Jay Patel Rachel and John Polgrean ■ Shannon and Larry Quinlan Renee and Asim Razvi Leitha and Wade Reilly Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Laurie and Rich Rosato

Anonymous (2) Rose-Lynn and Steve Armstrong Sandra Banis and Samuel Banis* Lori and Ray Boelig ■ Amy Decker Brar ’92 Ashley Stearns Burr ’94 and Andrew Burr ■ Matthew Butterick ’88 ■ Becca Connolly ’01 Kerry and Charles Desfosses ■ The Felicella Family ■ Bonnie and Terry Flahive ■ Ginger and Michael Fortin Katie Albert Garos ’01 and Chris Garos ’00 Matt Girard ’97 Jaye R. and Charles S. Goodwin ■ Barbara and David Haight ■ Susan Stahl Hardy ’70 ■

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Judy and Phil Ryan ■ Kim and Jim Ryan Lois Breingan and Tony Salerni Lori Salzman ’84 Tim Sattler ■ Carolyn and Patrick Scholten Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg ■ William Skladony ’75 ■ Michelle and Jon Sobin Michelle and Paul Stagg Sheila and Bill Steele Kate and Jon Steer ’72 Lisa and Stew Strong ■ Michele and Scott Sumner ’94 Nancy Tarpley ■ Lisa Tourangeau John Van Hooser ’85 ■ Bert Whittemore Heather Wilding-White Wilding ’89 and Keith Wilding Karin Loscocco Witt ’91 and Michael Witt ■ Beverly and Paul Young

Supporter $250-$499

Anonymous (2) Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Ginny Alfano Elizabeth Aliotta ’12 ■ Deb and Nancy Allen ■ AmazonSmile Foundation Davida Rubin-Baker and Yami Baker Pat and Ralph Beasley ■ Tracy and Mark Blaisdell ■ Sally and Charlie Blake Geoff Blanding ’04 ■ Rupsa and Matt Boelig ’02 Nadine and David Bothwell Rebecca and Fred Briccetti ■ Julie Cotter and John Bryant Mark Burkush ’70 Steve Camann Kate Hurlbut Chappell ’93 ■ Tyler Charlesworth ’94 Molly Cikacz ’08 ■ Nancy and Tom Cintorino Betsy and Rob Cissel ■ Becky and Mike Collins ■ Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins ■ Dianne Connolly ■ Michelle and Brian Coombes ■ Elizabeth and Matthew Davis Jenni and John Devine ■ Sara Dewey ’03 and Noah Walker Leah DeWitt ’12 Lisa and Erik Drake Waynne Dunbar Brinie Dunlap ’00 and Rob Childs ■ Jane Sullivan-Durand and Lynn Durand ■ Sharon and Wing Eng

Debby and Michael Fedder ■ Mary Brunette and Mark Feigl ■ Thomas Flahive ’03 ■ Hal Freedman ’71 Carolyn and Louis Gargasz Paige Piani and Peter Giersch Judith Rutty Godfrey and Jay Godfrey ■ Pamela Pappas Goode ’69 ■ Morey Goodman ’69 Sally Green ■ Dana Green ’98 ■ John Griffith ’82 April and Keith Groves ■ Pat and Tom Halpin ■ Alice J. and Brian K. Handwerk ■ Marie Ishac-Hanna and John Hanna Jeannette and Gary Harper ■ Marc and Marie Hebert ■ Kathy Henrich Debra Repoza-Hogan and Bill Hogan Shari and Carson Hovey ■ Tian He and Jun Hu Rachel Daum Humphrey ’87 ■ Kathryn Van Der Beken Hunter and Preston Hunter ’98 ■ Cynthia and Chris Induni Scott Jensen ’81 Betty and Tom Jipson ■ Nancy Johnson ’76 ■ Drew Johnson ’16 Kevin Johnston ’84 Cheryl and David Keller ’80 Bill Kissick ■ Kris and Jon Kosheff ’78 Linn Girolimon Krikorian ’72 Kevin Lane Nicola and John Leonard ■ Winnie Loeffler Lerner ’87 Krissy and Bill Letourneau Meredith Leyden ’11 ■ Virginia Lockwood ’03 Joshua Lucas ’00 ■ Kristen Dahlmann ’93 and Neel Madan ’93 Mara Mades ’81 Julie Maglathlin ■ Rebecca Maglathlin ’00 Judith and Joe Maloy Fred Manheck ’70 Tim Mattison ’69 Nancy and Doug McIninch Lauren Melkonian and Matt Melkonian ’96 ■ Walt Milne ’82 ■ Robin and Peter Milnes Linda Mackey Mitchell ’91 Beth and Deno Mokas Anna and Boyan Moskov Lisa and Jeff Neville Catharine and Mason Newick ■ Kate Newick ’00 ■ Rachel and Dan Nolan ■

Phyllis and Dick Ormiston Kristina and Rob Parisien Jill and Bill Perkins Vincent Perron ’79 Kristen Kercher and Greg Porto Katharine Webster and John Pratt Barbara and Hobe Rand Stephanie and Kirk Rawson Randy Reis ■ Peggy and Jon Richardson ■ Davis Richmond ’86 ■ Carolyn and Stewart Richmond ■ Melanie Lindner Robbins ’03 Bobbi and Mike Roffo ■ Kathy and Jon Ross ■ Jan and Patrick Rutty ’84 ■ Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey ■ Marion Brown and George Salmons Randy Salzman ’82 Sarah Pitman Sanford ’04 and Bryan Sanford ’04 Maria and Scott Sieper Kathleen and Patrick Smith Dave Smith ’74 Shelley and Joe Spierer ■ Nanette St. Pierre Locke Mary Carlisle-Stadelmann and Wayne Stadelmann Anne and David Stanley Tinka Stebbins Joni Taube ’69 and Eliot Sirkin ■ Ann and Scott Tierno Christo Tsiaras ’78 Robert Valliere ’73 ■ Agnes and Mark Vaughn ■ Mary Ann and Alex Vazquez ■ Elizabeth Vining ■ Jennifer and David Wagner ■ Jessica Shute Weber ’97 Lisa Wolff Huiling Wang and Lei Zhu

Pillar $1-$249

Anonymous (2) Maureen and Joseph Abate Kathy and Greg Abate Zak Abbott ’12 ■ Trudy and David Abood Gwen and Paul Adams Carolyn Adie ’16 Grace Alenson ’11 Grant Alenson ’14 Alex Alfano ’17 Sophia Allard ’15 Max Allard ’08 Diane and Frank Allen ■ Kristen Goulet Allen ’78 Jacquie Allman and Steve Allman ’83 Erika and Mike Alusic-Bingham Eleanor (Woofie Fleming) Amidon ’71 Peter Amons ■ Audrey Anastasia Marcia and Steve Anderson ■ Cheryl Wainwright Anderson ’68 Sam Anderson ’17 Deb Hall Andrews ’87 and David Andrews Bekah Angoff ’00 Eric Anthony ’16 Diane Sanborn Arabian ’83 Caroline and Dave Arend Stew Arend ’17 Pat and Marshall Armstrong Hannah Arnold ’99 John Arnold ’00 ■ Judy Ashton ’72 ■ Regina Assetta and Brian Lynch ■ Ruth and Edward Atwater ■ Tricia Mellor and Steve August Julie Avery Anne Marie McGarry and Douglas Bacon Amy and Jason Bahan Wendy Keller Baker ’87


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ANNUAL REPORT ANNUAL FUND GIVING CLUBS (CONT.) Stephanie and Aaron Baker ’00 Everett Baker ’13 Ditty Steele Bannon ’99 Susanna Barger ’17 Theresa and John Barger Brennan Barnard ■ Meredyth Patterson and Tim Barnard Alisa Barnard Susan Barnard Jonathan Baron ’86 Kathleen Flahive Baron ’99 Becky and Chris Barsi Doug Bartlett ’68 Elma and Sejo Becirovic Sarah Anderson and Michael Beesley Cathy and Mark Bellinger Chris Benson ’17 Ariel Berk ’10 ■ Jason Berk ’13 ■ Peter Bielagus ’95 Anne Marie Kenny and Tom Birch ■ Sue and Bill Birchard ■ Chris Bissonnette ■ Parker J. Blaisdell ’16 Elizabeth Crisp Blake ’75 Lindsay Starner Blanch ’01 Connie and Bruce Blight Jenny Boesch and Timothy Dining Denise Cascio Bolduc and Dan Bolduc ■ Diane and Dave Bolduc Drew Bonifant ’05 Nicole Borofsky ’94 Dameian Bossarte ’15 Ryan Bouchard ’97 ■ Lisl Sanford and Bob Boucher ■ Kristi Boucher ’15 Violette and Roger Bournival ■ Carrie and John Bouton Leslie Thomas and Steve Bracy Chris and Rob Bradley ■ Annie and Rich Branch ■ Deirdre Bradshaw Branch ’71 ■ Molly and Pete Brandt ■ Deborah Bremberg Candy and Ron Brenner Deanna Briggs ’82 Michael Broad ’69 ■ Gloria and Ron Brotherton ■ Cathleen and Carter Brown Gabi Brummett ’17 Bill Bryan Robert Buelte ’90 Louisa and Todd Burdette Laurie and Rich Byron Jed Cahill ’97 Joseph Cahill ’04 Chris Callaghan ’02 Karen Callahan ’86 A.J. Capowski ’79 ■ Jennifer and Michael Carrobis Jill Carter 40

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Polly Carter ’16 Kristin Cassidy Alexander Chan ’95 ■ Colleen and Jeff Chapdelaine Sylvia Chaplain Hilary Chaplain ’74 ■ Cailing Yu and Song Chen Daniel Chen ’02 Shannon Chen ’17 Ethan Chen ’17 Mike Chiasson ’16 Zachary Chin ’11 ■ Chris and Bob Chin ■ Charlotte and Adam Chodosh Colette Chretien ’09 Jennifer and David Ciechon Kelsey Cintorino ’12 Kaitlin Cintorino ’15 Tommy Cissel ’17 Johnny Cissel ’15 Marie Cissel Neuhauser Maryann and Bill Clark ■ Colleen and Marc Cobery Emily Fritch Cochran ’05 Kelly Collins ’17 Caitlin and Dan Connelly Matt Connolly ’03 Chuck Converse ’71 Susan and Richard Conway Susan and Douglas Copley Michelle and Chris Coriaty Donna and Tony Coriaty Joseph B. Costa ’16 Maryellen and Gerry Costa ■ Linda Costello ’70 Jeff Cousineau ■ Debbie Cousineau ■ Jeremy Crane ’92 ■ Cathleen Grotton Craven ’87 Tyler Crews ’17 Allison Cronin ’17 Katherine Davis Crook ’99 Marcell Cruz Danielle Currier ’83 Megan Whitehouse and Phil Curtin Max Curtin ’17 Carrie Blight Daigle ’90 Wendy Athey Dairman ’90 Ali Geiger ’00 and Matt D’Alessio ’01 ■ Katherine and John Daly Jenny and Bob Davis Ellen and Bill Davis ■ Katherine Davison ’03 and Seth Cohen Isaias De Los Santos ’17 Joanne DeBold ■ Charlene and Rob DeCesare Frankie DeIeso-Frechette ’16 Mike Desmarais Kay and Jim Desmarais Ellen Desmond Farrah Desrosiers ’04

Suzie Devine ’75 Kristie and Brad Dinsmore ■ Isaac Dinsmore ’17 Katherine DiTullio Nell Dodge ’95 ■ Fern Seiden and Tim Doherty ■ Kate Dolan Diane and David Donahue ■ Jeanne and Mike Donnelly Neil Donnelly ’08 Alex Donovan ’10 Nancy Ekman Dorner ’69 Laura and Ben Dougherty Maureen and Jon Dowst ■ Sylvia Dowst Jack Dowst ’11 Jacob Dresner ’17 Krisha and Brian Dubreuil ■ Jenny and Graham Duck ’00 Sue and Bill Dunlap Amily Dunlap ’93 Debbie DuPont ’87 Naomi Durand ’17 Anne Lucas Durham ’02 and Tyler Durham Linda and Richard Earp ■ Mia and Brad Ek ■ Gershon Ekman ’71 ■ Suzanne and Peter Ellinwood Jennifer Thomas Ellsworth ’87 Intisar Saeed and Mohamed Elsheikh Ken Eluto ’71 Richard Eng ’17 Kate Erskine and Jolene McWhirter ■ Kristen and Ray Etzo Craig and Claire Fauth ■ Suki and Walter Fawcett Deb and Bob Feins ’70 Joyce Ferris ■ Miles Fey ’17 Dianne and Mark Fiebrink ■ Lucy Field Loren Field Allison Fink ’08 ■ Kaitlin Fink ’11 Hillary Fink ’07 Molly Zink Finocchiaro ’02 and Francesco Finocchiaro ’02 ■ David Flagg ’98 ■ Steven Flagg ’03 ■ Mark Fleisher ’75 Melissa Wallace and Rob Fogg ■ Shaan and Floyd Foltz Dayna Ford and Paul Antosh Kassidy Ford ’17 Barbara and Bob Fortin Ann and Steve Foster ■ Jonathan Foster ’94 Timothy Foster ’96 Sadie Fowler ’09 ■ Jeffrey Frederick ’87

Elenore Freedman ■ Bennett Freeman ’70 ■ Heather French Cobb ’02 and Benjamin French Cobb ■ Kathryn and Roger Frieden ■ Jennifer and Brian Frost Sarah Fuller-Matsubara ’92 Jonathan Furlong ’17 Nancy Gagnon Sara Koerber Galantowicz ’84 Matthew Galvin ’85 M.C. and Mike Garfield Ben Garfield ’17 Emma Garfield ’15 Laura and John Gargasz Mike Garrity Nancy and Glenn Geiger Rebecca Haight Gibson ’92 Mary Vic and Charlie Giersch Leigh Lambard Gillespie ’89 and Garrett Gillespie ’89 Brooks Glahn ’91 Leslie and Ken Goggin ■ Ryan Goggin ’16 Kathy and David Goldberg Carroll Goldsmith ■ Pat Gomez Dana Gomez-Gayne ’96 ■ May and Mark Gonzales Gail and Gary Gordon ■ Huguette and Marcel Gosselin Eadric Granok ’17 Richard Green ’72 ■ Mitch Green ’13 Jesse Grodman ’08 Adam Grodman ’06 ■ Paulette and Chris Grondin Sam Grondin ’17 Pattie and Don Grosso Annalise Groves ’17 Zoey Guo ’17 Alexander Haight ’88 Patrick Hampson ’13 Sue and Barry Hantman ■ Noam Hantman ’16 Shaye and Jared Hardner Jane and Roy Hasselman ■ Jeff Hastings ■ Susan Milne Haydock ’80 Jim Hendrix ’77 ■ Patty and Gary Herbert Chris and Lauren Hettler ■ Jan Hicinbothem Brock Higley ’16 Trish Hillsgrove Julia Hillsgrove ’17 Taylor Ferry Hindle ’92 and Raymond Hindle ’89 Ha Hoang Marilyn and Alan Hoffman ■ Ann Norton Holbrook

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Melanie and Bill Holden Christopher Hopey ’17 Jean and Ben Horne ■ Susan and Joseph Horton Cheryl Yennaco and Mark Horton Diane Hotten-Somers and Samuel Somers Aran Hubbell ’11 ■ Connor Huftalen ’17 Brant Hughes ’93 Karen and Ken Hull Beatty and Susan Hunter ■ Laura Hunter ’00 Alexander Hunton Olivia Husak ’17 Abby Saviteer Hutson ’03 Victoria Imbriano ’17 Catie Rose Introcaso ’17 Eneida and Mirsad Islamovic John Jacobs ■ Whitney Krause James ’04 and Kofi James David Jensen ’00 Mary Johnson Becky and Peter Josephson ■ Kelly Kamborian ’78 David Kane ’96 ■ Zu and Geoff Kane Kelsey Kanik ’09 ■ Jeanne Uwamungu and Jean-Paul Karangwa Mary and Jeff Karlin ■ Becca Karp and Anik Cote Maddie Kasten ’17 Alexander Kaufman ’16 Fran Silberberg Keefe ’79 and Steve Keefe ■ Samantha Keefe ’04 ■ Jacob Keefe ’06 ■ Katy Keefe-Hancock and Lee Hancock ■ Peter Keeler ’99 Krista Keeler ’01 Patricia and Mark Kegel ■ Krystyna Keller ’17 Kristin Kelsey ’02 Hannah Kelsey ’16 Roz KennyBirch ’13 Peter Kfoury ’71 Judy and Liaquat Khan Dawn Kilcrease Chris Kiley ’05 Kevin Hoang Kim ’15 Christine Chickering and Steve Kimball Eliza T. Kissick ’16 Karla and Bob Kittler ■ Katherine Kittler ’17 Tammy Klein ’01 Madi Kochanek ’17 John Korona ’70 Alice and Don Kosiarski Madison Kramer ’10

Dan Kramer Mary Ellen O’Brien Kramer Winnie and Matt Krogman ■ Daneil Copertino Kuftinec ’87 and Robert Kuftinec ’87 ■ Heather Newton Kyemba ’92 Alex Labonte ’17 Judy Lamont Pat and Paul Lamont ■ Roger Larrivee ’14 Erin and Derek Lautieri ■ Virginia Lautieri Cara Bishop Lavallee ’04 Carolyn Goodwin Leary ’05 and Mike Leary Julie and Al LeBlanc Michele and Dan Leclerc ■ Nick Leclerc ’17 Dustin Leclerc ’14 Mary and Fran Lee Jaclyn Leeds ’06 Julia Lehman ’04 Judy and Ed Lemire ■ Susan and Mark Leonardi Daniel Levenson ’99 Charlotte Leyden ’16 Victor Li ’17 Debbie and Bob Lievens ■ Charles Lister-James ’08 Mike Litvin ’71 Danielle and Morgan Llewelyn Megan Loosigian Nancy Lord ’70 ■ David Ludwig Stacey and Steve Lunderville Donna and Jim Lynch Annette and Charlie Lynch Terri Lynch Mollie Mattuchio MacDearmid and Cameron MacDearmid Judy and Jon MacLean Tracey Madden Evelyn and Bill Madden ■ Cale Magruder ’04 Harrison Mahan ’17 Bob Mandel ’68 ■ Emily and Andrew Manns ■ Kate Marcouillier Jan and Al Marcouillier Josie Martin ’73 Nathalie Halle Mason ’84 Cylvia and Marco Masoni Chris Doyle and Steve Mathes ■ Nicole Mayer ’17 Eric Mayer ’18 Elizabeth McAdoo ’19 Scott McAuliffe ’95 Lucas McCabe ’13 Sarah and Lenny McCaigue ■ Charlotte Girolimon McCann ’70 Leslie Fleisher McCarthy ’73 ■

Traci McCarthy Marty McCormick ’11 Andrea Schwartz McCullough ’01 Stephanie Solms McCusker ’84 and David McCusker ■ Brodie McCusker ’11 ■ Cameron McCusker ’13 ■ Corey McGinley ’17 Gayle McGinnis ’76 Kristin and Terry McGovern Erica McIninch ’97 Patricia and Mary Ellen McKeen Kenna and Ross McLeod Mariel McLeod ’11 Sidney McLean McNab ’84 Jennilee and Chris McNeil ■ Deb and Doug Melanson ■ Philip Melanson ’10 Andrea Mello ’17 Chuba Menakaya Liz and Brian Michaud Cindy and Dave Migliori ■ Kristin Migliori ’07 Anne Milne ■ Nate Milne ’11 Matthew Milne ’13 Judith Nelson Minzel ’69 ■ Jack Miron ’17 Poly Rounds and Rick Mitchell Alice Henly Mitchell and Parker Mitchell ’07 ■ Sara Schwartz Mohan ’99 ■ Roxanne and Freddie Molina Ben Moll ’12 Hailey Moll ’14 Don Monson ’96 ■ Jennifer Donofrio and Dave Moore David Moore ’04 Than Moore ’08 Scott Morgan ’92 Colby Morgan Betty and Granger Morgan Rachel Moss ’11 Katie Mullikin ’15 Bob Munoz Avery Holland Murdock ’94 Gerard Murphy ’98 Michelle Murphy Anna Mae Murphy ’17 Cheryl and Ken Murray ■ Sam Muskat ’17 Emily Karmen and Andy Myers Damion Neth ’17 Pam and Tim Neville Spencer Neville ’17 Susanna Woodbury Newsom ’90 ■ Kathryn Worrell Newton ’68 Janet Nixon Brittany Northrup ’15 Breanna Northrup ’12 ■ Brooke Northrup ’17

Alfred Norton ’78 Emily Scott Norton ’01 Chris Norwood ’99 ■ Erik Noyes ’89 Heather Koerber Nunes ’86 Peg O’Brien ’83 ■ Andrea and Ed O’Brien ■ Dana and Rick Olivar Elizabeth and Todd Ormiston Tucker Ormiston ’17 Erin O’Shaughnessy ’88 Shelli Gay and Bryan Otey ■ Burton H. Owen ’16 George Papanicolaou ’99 Peter Paquette ’68 ■ Bill Partlan ’69 ■ Aman Patel ’17 Anja Paulsen ’00 and Christian Paulsen Margaux D’Auteuil Peabody ’93 Mary Jane Peabody ’68 ■ Tara and Steve Perkins ■ Mary and Justin Perkins ■ Lois Perkins Julia Perkins ’17 Tracey and Keith Perkins Andre Perron ’78 Ernie Petit Marion and Alex Petron Bill Pfeifer ■ Laurie Scovel Pfeifer ’80 and Brad Pfeifer ’79 Margo Pierson ’14 Madeline Pierson ’16 Adam Pignatelli ’96 ■ Marjorie and Scott Pim Debbie Pinto Seth Pitman ’01 Diana and Brooks Place Kimberly Pollock ’11 ■ Stephanie Pollock ’07 Elizabeth Ausich and David Pook ■ Julie Hilliard Posternack ’01 ■ Danny Pouliot Ray Provencher ■ Matthew Purtell ’97 Gretchen and Chris Pyles G. Forrest Quimby ’72 ■ Ryan Quinlan ’17 Debbie and John Quinlan Thomas Quinn ’13 Mary Quinn ’16 Becky Ratana Shaina A. Razvi Steve Reichheld ’09 ■ Kate Reigeluth Kelly Steele Reis ’97 ▪ indicates five or more years of consecutive giving * indicates deceased D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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ANNUAL REPORT ANNUAL FUND GIVING CLUBS (CONT.) Laura Reis ’99 Kit and Steve Reno ■ Matthew Reno ’02 Susan Resnicoff ’87 ■ Judy and Kyle Reynolds ■ Page Fairman Rich ’92 ■ James Richardson ’90 Lisa and Mike Richer Debbie and John Richey Elizabeth Richey ’03 ■ Kate Richey ’06 ■ Mallory Rinker ’08 Ruth and Larry Rioux Lee and Mike Rivard ■ Brandan Rivard ’10 ■ Bryan Rivard ’11 ■ Marcie Roberts ■ Gill Roberts ’99 ■ Karen and Kenneth Robichaud ■ Becky Grosso Robinson ’79 Donna and Michael Rodanas Lauren Rohlfs ’17 Kimberly and Joe Romo ■ Jill and Paul Rosenthal Aaron Rosenthal ’97 Sara Ross ’86 Duncan Rotch ’88 Keith Rousseau ’95 Donna Newman and Stuart Russell ■ Laura Russell and Frank Moltz ■ Benjamin Russell ’94 Lee Rynearson ’03 ■ Lauren Saidel-Baker ’07 ■ Regina Salmons ’14 Annie and Dick Samuels ■ Drew Samuels ’03 Sharon and Lewis Santosuosso Shauna Sarsfield Sandra Woods Sattler ’80 Ellen and Bill Saturley Kathleen Sauer


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Nora Colliton and John Savina Grace and Otto Schaefer ■ Patricia King Schnable ’68 Wendy and Eric Schoneberger ■ Kim Schumacher Paula Leonard-Schwartz and Steve Schwartz ■ Anne and Bill Schwarz Kelly Schwarz ’08 Joan Izen and Joel Schwelling Matthew Scotch ’94 ■ Carver Woodbury Scott ’96 Jennifer Scott ’88 Ginger and Bob Searle Justin Shaka ’00 ■ Tom Shanahan ’78 ■ Brigid and Jerry Sheehan Patrick Sheehan Andrea Sheldon ’09 Liz and Tom Shepherd Kathy Bogle Shields and Michael Shields Cameron Shilling Gavin Shilling ’17 Stacey and Steve Shula Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch ■ Steven Sideris ’00 Kim Sieper Sarah and Rich Sigel ’81 ■ Paul Silva Jared Silverstein ’96 ■ Yvonne and Les Simon Dayrel and Jerry Sipes Lee Sipes ’17 Jenna Sirkin ’00 and Rampal Chopra ’00 Melissa Skaluba ’17 George Skaperdas ’78 Duffy and David Smiley ■ Sam Smiley ’17 Amy Howell and Carson Smith Wright Smith ’05

Deb Smith Chloe Smith ’17 Chrissy Smith ’17 Samantha Smith ’16 Edna and David Snow ■ Phoebe Socha ’17 Sandra and Ross Soraci Donna and Dan Sovie Michael Spector ’93 ■ Teresa and Jim Speigel ■ JoHannah and Jim Speltz Molly and Dan Sperduto Talia Sperduto ’17 Eric Spierer ’06 Cindy and Jim St. Jean ■ Jill St. Jean Anja Stadelmann ’17 Sarah Stahl ’76 ■ Elizabeth Standow ’76 Victoria Starr ’05 Nancy Stearns ■ Meg Steer ’09 Liz Stefany ’98 Rosie Steiner ’17 Kathy Stergios Addie Stevens ’17 Andrea and David Stevenson ■ Donna and Phil Stone Marianne Ansdell Stone ’88 and Oliver Stone ’90 Alexander Sturke ’89 Terry Sturke Kim Sullivan ■ Sarah Fogal Sweatlock ’99 Christine B. Crabb and Christopher L. Sweeney ’84 ■ Renee and Rick Tarpey ■ Richie Tarpey ’17 Sophie Tarpey ’17 Bernice and Saul Taube ■ Nancy Taylor and John Kerr

Darla Taylor Ruth and Jeff Templeton ■ Cecelia Templeton ’17 Kimberly Abbe Thomas ’80 Jillian Thompson ’10 Peter Thompson ’15 Amy Turcotte Amy and Warren Turner Beril Tuter ’17 Kimberley Felton and Mike Ukropina Cynthia Richmond Umscheid ’89 Akash Vadalia ’08 Kim and Dick Vaillancourt Berklee Vaillancourt ’14 Colbi Vaillancourt ’14 Sandra and Richard Valliere Mindy Nenopoulos Verenis ’75 ■ Linda and Jan Vidmar Paige Voss ’17 Emma Wagner ’17 Lynne and Derek Wagner ■ Diane and Glen Wall ■ Michael Wall ’94 Genie Wallace Barbara Kaegi Walls ’91 ■ Mary Ann and James Watt Kim Keegan and Paul Weathers Sam Weathers ’14 Porter Weeks ’99 Arlene and Ted Weimer Jack Welch ’71 ■ Erika Wentz ’17 Shelley and Bill Westenberg ■ Jeff Weston ’74 Shelley and Stan Wheeler Ayn Whytemare-Donovan ’84 Sue and Scott Wickett Thomas Wilder ’96 Suzanne and Eric Will ■ Hannah Will ’08 ■ Jennifer and Eric Williams Christina Williams ’13 Fran and Tom Wills ■ Tammi and Dave Wilson Brandon Wilson ’10 Maria and Ted Wilson Lori and Steve Winder Nancy Wolf-Cronin Candy and David Woodbury Jacqui and Keith Woolley Greer Woolley ’17 Kristen Pearson Wydom ’96 ■ Ellen Yoffa ’69 ■ Meredith Zackey Suzanne Zeller ■ Lucyann and Rick Zeller ■ Robby Zeller ’04 Johnny Zhang ’17 Tammy and Tim Zinck Hannah Zinn ’13 Tyler Zorn ’14

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A.J. Capowski ’79 Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran Elenore Freedman Bennett Freeman ’70 Hansi and Bill Glahn Jackie and Richard Keller Jennifer D. and Gregory J. Melkonian Anne Milne Susan Resnicoff ’87 Carolyn and Stewart Richmond Kathy and Jon Ross William Skladony ’75 Jack Welch ’71 Nancy Stahl Wilsker ’73

25 Years

Karen and John Allard ’83 Deb and Nancy Allen Peter Amons Marcia and Steve Anderson Caryl and Barry Brensinger Michael Ekman ’69 Pamela Pappas Goode ’69 Barbara and David Haight Susan Stahl Hardy ’70 Jim Hendrix ’77 Nancy Johnson ’76 Nancy Lord ’70 Stephanie Solms McCusker ’84 and David McCusker Catharine and Mason Newick G. Forrest Quimby ’72 Jan and Patrick Rutty ’84 Wendy and E. Charles Sanborn Sarah and Rich Sigel ’81 Sarah Stahl ’76 Christine B. Crabb and Christopher L. Sweeney ’84 Mindy Nenopoulos Verenis ’75 Clea and Neal Winneg ’78 Fran and Dick Winneg

20 Years

Becky and Bruce Berk Donna and Ev Bishop Dianne Connolly David Flagg ’98 Sue Flagg Bonnie and Terry Flahive Jaye R. and Charles S. Goodwin Ann and Joe Harrington Dennis Holland David Kane ’96 Judy and Ed Lemire Debbie and Bob Lievens Rosamond and David Lockwood Tricia and Ned Lucas Bob Mandel ’68 Patti and Neil Markwith Chris Doyle and Steve Mathes

Sarah and Lenny McCaigue Lauren Melkonian and Matt Melkonian ’96 Walt Milne ’82 Page Fairman Rich ’92 Davis Richmond ’86 Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey Teresa and Jim Speigel Nancy Stearns Bud Van Arsdale The VanArsdale/Dewey Family Diane and Glen Wall Lucyann and Rick Zeller

15 Years

Richard Anthony Chris Bissonnette Tracy and Mark Blaisdell Lori and Ray Boelig Jason Boyer ’83 Chris and Rob Bradley Gloria and Ron Brotherton Katie and Steve Burke Matthew Butterick ’88 Chris and Michael Cikacz Molly Cikacz ’08 Michelle and Brian Coombes Debbie Cousineau Jeff Cousineau Ellen and Bill Davis Kerry and Charles Desfosses Gershon Ekman ’71 Kate Erskine and Jolene McWhirter Steven Flagg ’03 Melissa Wallace and Rob Fogg Ann and Steve Foster Kathryn and Roger Frieden Helen Gemmill ’96 Pamela Grich and Louis Fink Jeff Hastings Chris and Lauren Hettler Betty and Tom Jipson Katy Keefe-Hancock and Lee Hancock Laurie and Jim Lamp Erin and Derek Lautieri Michele and Dan Leclerc Evelyn and Bill Madden Morgan Melkonian ’00 and Matt Jerome Judith Nelson Minzel ’69 Shelli Gay and Bryan Otey Mary and Justin Perkins Adam Pignatelli ’96 Lucy S. and Daniel C. Potter Ray Provencher Randy Reis Elizabeth Richey ’03 Karen and Kenneth Robichaud Jan and Michael Romanowsky Annie and Dick Samuels Truda Bloom and Robert Spiegelman Shelley and Joe Spierer Joni Taube ’69 and Eliot Sirkin

Bernice and Saul Taube Kathryn Lemmon and King Warburton Kristen Pearson Wydom ’96 Suzanne Zeller

10 Years

Christine and Garrett Adie Diane and Frank Allen Christine and Mark Anderson Patricia and Tom Barstow Whitney Lockwood Berdy ’00 Anne Marie Kenny and Tom Birch Sue and Bill Birchard Ryan Bouchard ’97 Annie and Rich Branch Deirdre Bradshaw Branch ’71 Mary Halpin Carter and Christopher H. M. Carter Chris and Bob Chin Ali Geiger ’00 and Matt D’Alessio ’01 Brinie Dunlap ’00 and Rob Childs Craig and Claire Fauth Joyce Ferris Dianne and Mark Fiebrink Thomas Flahive ’03 Gail and Gary Gordon Brenda and Gary Goudreau Dana Green ’98 Richard Green ’72 Susan Grodman Alice J. and Brian K. Handwerk Jane and Roy Hasselman

Kathryn Van Der Beken Hunter and Preston Hunter ’98 John Jacobs Becky and Peter Josephson Mary and Jeff Karlin Patricia and Mark Kegel Daneil Copertino Kuftinec ’87 and Robert Kuftinec ’87 Donna K. Lencki Lauren and Paul J. Leyden Joshua Lucas ’00 Leslie Fleisher McCarthy ’73 Deb and Doug Melanson Alice Henly Mitchell and Parker Mitchell ’07 Don Monson ’96 Chris Norwood ’99 Peg O’Brien ’83 Rachel and John Polgrean Deb De Beradinis and Steve Reichheld Lee and Mike Rivard Gill Roberts ’99 Lee Rynearson ’03 Lauren Saidel-Baker ’07 Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch Michael Spector ’93 Beth and Brian Stevens Andrea and David Stevenson John Van Hooser ’85 September and Doug Voss Michele and Bill Voss Michele and Bill Zorn D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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Frederick C. Manheck Charlotte Girolimon McCann

41% Participation ($710) Cheryl Wainwright Anderson Douglas L. Bartlett Robert Mandel Kathryn Worrell Newton Peter C. Paquette Mary Jane Peabody Patricia King Schnable

Class of 1971 31% Participation ($958) Eleanor Fleming Amidon Deirdre B. Branch Charles J. Converse Gershon Ekman Kenneth Eluto Hal Freedman Peter W. Kfoury Michael Litvin John S. Welch

Class of 1969 46% Participation ($4,496) Michael Broad Ellie Goodwin Cochran Nancy Ekman Dorner Michael B. Ekman Pamela Pappas Goode Morris K. Goodman Timothy D. Mattison Judith Nelson Minzel William L. Partlan Joanne C. Taube Ellen J. Yoffa

Class of 1972 18% Participation ($5,960) Judith W. Ashton Richard S. Green Linnell Girolimon Krikorian G. Forrest Quimby David B. Snow, Jr. Jonathan P. Steer

Class of 1970

Class of 1973

22% Participation ($2,000) Mark P. Burkush Linda M. Costello Robert S. Feins Bennett Freeman Susan Stahl Hardy John R. Korona Nancy J. Lord

13% Participation ($3,550) Josephine C. Martin Leslie Fleisher McCarthy Robert J. Valliere Nancy Stahl Wilsker

Class of 1974 11% Participation ($325) Hilary Chaplain David B. Smith Jeffrey Weston

Class of 1975 28% Participation ($835) Elizabeth Crisp Blake Susan M. Devine Mark H. Fleisher William P. Skladony Mindy Nenopoulos Verenis

Class of 1976 21% Participation ($2,025) Nancy K. Johnson Gayle McGinnis Gay E. Shanahan Sarah A. Stahl Elizabeth M. Standow

2021 95% 2019 86% 2018 85%

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Class of 1981

Class of 1978 39% Participation ($16,370) Kristen Goulet Allen Bradley N. Benson David L. Grosso Kelly Kamborian




2017 100% 1969 46% 1968 41%

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Class of 1980

4% Participation ($200) James D. Hendrix


$648,138 RAISED

13% Participation ($500) Anthony J. Capowski Frances Silberberg Keefe Vincent D. Perron Bradford S. Pfeifer Becky Grosso Robinson

Class of 1977



Class of 1979

21% Participation ($500) Susan Milne Haydock David W. Keller Laurie Scovel Pfeifer Sandra Woods Sattler Kim Abbe Thomas


Jonathan Kosheff Alfred Norton Andre R. Perron Thomas G. Shanahan George C. Skaperdas Christo M. Tsiaras Neal S. Winneg

13% Participation ($2,050) Scott G. Jensen Susan Rand King Mara Mades Richard Sigel

Class of 1982 15% Participation ($5,150) Deanna Briggs John W. Griffith Walter P. Milne Daniel S. Muskat Bertrand B. Salzman

Class of 1983 25% Participation ($8,160) John R. Allard Steven Allman Diane Sanborn Arabian Jason Boyer Danielle M. Currier Margaret O’Brien Sarah Wadleigh

Class of 1984 25% Participation ($3,050) Sara Koerber Galantowicz Kevin L. Johnston R. David Larrivee Nathalie Halle Mason Stephanie Solms McCusker Sidney McLean McNab Patrick M. Rutty Florence Salzman Christopher L. Sweeney Ayn B. Whytemare-Donovan

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Class of 1985 13% Participation ($3,100) Matthew D. Galvin Kim Allard Socha John O. Van Hooser

Class of 1986 15% Participation ($1,050) Jonathan M. Baron Karen Callahan Jennifer Carlson Mullins Heather Koerber Nunes Davis L. Richmond Sara E. Ross

Class of 1987 39% Participation ($2,640) Deborah Hall Andrews Wendy Keller Baker Cathleen Grotton Craven Debra DuPont Jennifer Thomas Ellsworth Jeffrey A. Frederick Rachel Daum Humphrey Daneil Copertino Kuftinec Robert Z. Kuftinec Winifred Loeffler Lerner Anita Bhattacharya Oates Susan L. Resnicoff Kathleen Rutty-Fey

Class of 1988 12% Participation ($1,320) Matthew C. Butterick Alexander B. Haight Erin J. O’Shaughnessy Duncan Rotch Jennifer L. Scott Marianne Ansdell Stone

Class of 1989 20% Participation ($11,350) Garrett G. Gillespie Leigh Lambard Gillespie Raymond Hindle Erik A. Noyes Sarah Silverman Alexander E. Sturke Cynthia Richmond Umscheid Heather Wilding-White Wilding

Class of 1990 14% Participation ($370.00) Robert Buelte Carrie Blight Daigle Wendy Athey Dairman Susanna Woodbury Newsom James F. Richardson Oliver Stone

Class of 1991 11% Participation ($900) Brooks L. Glahn Linda Mackey Mitchell Barbara Kaegi Walls Karin Loscocco Witt

Class of 1992 17% Participation ($1,545) Amy Decker Brar Jeremy W. Crane Sarah Fuller-Matsubara Rebecca Haight Gibson Taylor Ferry Hindle Heather Newton Kyemba J. Scott Morgan Page Fairman Rich

Class of 1993 18% Participation ($1,050) Katherine Hurlbut Chappell Kristen Dahlmann Amily Dunlap Brant J. Hughes Neel Madan Margaux D’Auteuil Peabody Michael K. Spector

Class of 1994 27% Participation ($3,705) J. Ryan Bielagus D. Nicole Borofsky Ashley Stearns Burr Tyler Charlesworth Jonathan Foster Jonathan N. Kfoury Avery Holland Murdock Benjamin L. Russell Matthew L. Scotch Scott Sumner Michael Wall

Class of 1995 11% Participation ($586) Peter G. Bielagus Alexander L. Chan Nell E. Dodge Scott C. McAuliffe Keith L. Rousseau

Class of 1996

32% Participation ($3,383) Paul Abrahimzadeh Joyia Rich Fazelat Timothy B. Foster Helen J. Gemmill Dana M. Gomez-Gayne David M. Kane G. Matthew Melkonian Donald R. Monson Adam B. Pignatelli Carver Woodbury Scott

Jared A. Silverstein Thomas G. Wilder Kristen Pearson Wydom

Class of 1997

23% Participation ($3,845) Ryan J. Bouchard James D. Cahill Dylan R. Cruess Matthew S. Girard Erica R. McIninch Emily R. Newick Matthew Purtell Kelly Steele Reis Aaron Rosenthal Jessica Shute Weber

Class of 1998

14% Participation ($960) David D. Flagg Dana R. Green J. Preston Hunter F. Gerard Murphy Elizabeth A. Stefany

Class of 1999

38% Participation ($1,025) Hannah L. Arnold Meredith Steele Bannon Kathleen M. Baron Katherine E. Davis Crook Peter C. Keeler Daniel F. Levenson Sara Schwartz Mohan Christopher A. Norwood George B. Papanicolaou Laura Reis Gillian M. Roberts Sarah Fogal Sweatlock Porter Weeks

Class of 2000

36% Participation ($4,328) Lori Evans Alderin Rebekah M. Angoff John L. Arnold Aaron S. Baker Whitney Lockwood Berdy Rampal Chopra Graham Duck Sabrina E. Dunlap Christopher W. Garos Alexandra L. Geiger Laura R. Hunter David H. Jensen Joshua P. Lucas Rebecca L. Maglathlin Morgan Melkonian Catharine N. Newick Anja O. Wallace Justin G. Shaka Steven J. Sideris Jenna T. Sirkin

Class of 2001

21% Participation ($3,025) Lindsay Starner Blanch Andrew D. Cochran Rebecca F. Connolly Matthew D. D’Alessio Kathryn Albert Garos Krista Keeler Tamara Klein Andrea Schwartz McCullough Emily Scott Norton Seth Pitman Julie Hilliard Posternack

Class of 2002

23% Participation ($1,403) Matthew M. Boelig Christopher M. Callaghan Daniel Y. Chen Kristen Geiger Cochran Anne Lucas Durham Francesco Finocchiaro Molly Zink Finocchiaro Heather French Cobb Kristin E. Kelsey Matthew S. Reno

Class of 2003

24% Participation ($1,920) Matthew J. Connolly Katherine A. Davison Sara V. Dewey Steven M. Flagg Thomas C. Flahive Abigail Saviteer Hutson Virginia G. Lockwood Scott Migliori Elizabeth A. Richey Melanie Lindner Robbins Lee Rynearson Andrew N. Samuels

Class of 2004

27% Participation ($2,590) Geoffrey T. Blanding Joseph L. Cahill Farrah Desrosiers Thaddeus S. Duprey Whitney S. Krause Samantha D. Keefe Cara Bishop Lavallee Julia L. McC. Lehman Cale J. Magruder David B. Moore Sarah Pitman Sanford Bryan W. Sanford Robert A. L. Zeller

Class of 2005

14% Participation ($2,390) Andrew T. Bonifant Emily Fritch Cochran Christopher J. Kiley D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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ANNUAL REPORT ALUMNI GIVING (CONT.) Carolyn Goodwin Leary Brett A. McLarnon Wright B. Smith Victoria A. Starr Leslie K. Stonebraker

Class of 2006

8% Participation ($197) Adam P. Grodman Jacob M. Keefe Jaclyn Leeds Katherine J. Richey Eric D. Spierer

Class of 2007

11% Participation ($285) Hillary E. Fink Kristin E. Migliori E. Parker R. Mitchell Stephanie L. Pollock Lauren S. Saidel-Baker

Class of 2008

22% Participation ($740) Maxwell J. Allard Molly A. Cikacz Neil R. Donnelly Allison M. Fink Jesse A. Grodman Charles Lister-James Nathaniel P. Moore Mallory K. Rinker Kelly Schwarz Akash J. Vadalia Hannah Will

Class of 2009

12% Participation ($1,115) Colette M. Chretien Sadie E. Fowler Kelsey I. Kanik Stephen J. Reichheld, Jr. Andrea K. Sheldon Margaret P. Steer Sandra M. Stonebraker

Class of 2010

11% Participation ($210) Ariel S. Berk Alexandra C. Donovan Madison O. Kramer Philip G. Melanson Brandan M. Rivard Jillian E. Thompson Brandon D. Wilson

Class of 2011

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Jonathan H. Dowst Kaitlin E. Fink Aran K. Hubbell Meredith K. Leyden Martin A. McCormick C. Brodie McCusker Mariel J. McLeod Nathan P. Milne Rachel E. Moss Kimberly J. Pollock Bryan J. Rivard

Class of 2012

10% Participation ($735) Zachary W. Abbott Elizabeth A. Aliotta Kelsey M. Cintorino Leah T. DeWitt Benjamin M. Moll Breanna L. Northrup

Class of 2013

19% Participation ($215) Everett V. P. Baker Jason R. Berk Mitchell J. Green Patrick T. Hampson Rosalind A. KennyBirch Lucas P. McCabe Cameron C. McCusker Matthew R. Milne Thomas G. Quinn Christina I. Williams Hannah P. Zinn

Class of 2014

14% Participation ($925) Grant E. Alenson Roger N. Larrivee Dustin D. Leclerc Zichong Li Hailey V. Moll Margo M. Pierson Regina A. Salmons Berklee R. Vaillancourt Colbi R. Vaillancourt Samuel K. Weathers Tyler B. Zorn

Class of 2015

15% Participation ($335) Sophia S. Allard Dameian J. Bossarte Kristiana Boucher Kaitlin M. Cintorino John P. Cissel Emma F. Garfield Kevin H. Kim Katelyn R. Mullikin

Brittany R. Northrup Peter E. Thompson

Class of 2016

28% Participation ($682) Carolyn A. Adie Eric M. Anthony Parker J. Blaisdell Mary W. Carter Michael J. Chiasson Joseph B. Costa Francesca H. DeIeso-Frechette Ryan J. Goggin Noam S. Hantman Brock G. Higley Andrew B. Johnson Alexander J. Kaufman Suzannah F. Kelsey Eliza T. Kissick Charlotte G. Leyden Burton H. Owen Madeline K. Pierson Mary L. Quinn Samantha L. Smith

Class of 2017

100% Participation ($2,178) Alex L. Alfano Samuel B. Anderson Stewart D. Arend Susanna F. Barger Christopher N. Benson Gabrielle M. Brummett Ethan K. Chen Yijia Chen Thomas W. Cissel Kelly M. Collins Tyler N. Crews Allison E. Cronin Maxwell W. Curtin Isaias De Los Santos Isaac J. Dinsmore Ethan J. Dresner Naomi L. Durand Richard M. Eng Miles F. Fey Kassidy K. Ford Jonathan T. Furlong Benjamin W. Garfield Eadric H. N. Granok Samuel J. Grondin

Annalise G. Groves Miss Xiaoyue Guo Julia M. Hillsgrove Christopher E. Hopey Connor A. Huftalen Olivia G. Husak Victoria A. Imbriano Catherine R. Introcaso Madeline J. Kasten Krystyna R. Keller Katherine A. Kittler Madison R. Kochanek Alexander J. Labonte Nicholas A. Leclerc JiaLang Li Harrison P. Mahan Nicole M. Mayer Corey R. McGinley Andrea J. Mello Jacob A. Miron Anna Mae Murphy Samantha J. Muskat Damion M. Neth Spencer R. Neville Brooke A. Northrup J. Tucker Ormiston Aman S. Patel Julia M. Perkins Ryan L. Quinlan Shaina A. Razvi Lauren M. Rohlfs Gavin T. Shilling Lee A. Sipes Melissa D. Skaluba Samuel B. Smiley Christina M. Smith Chloe J. Smith Phoebe J. Socha Talia B. Sperduto Anja C. Stadelmann Rosalie D. Steiner Addie M. Stevens Richard W. Tarpey Sophia R. Tarpey Cecelia E. Templeton S. Beril Tuter Paige R. Voss Emma M. Wagner Erika H. Wentz Greer E. C. Woolley Chengyu Zhang

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PARENT GIVING Class of 2017

81% Participation Christine and Mark Anderson Caroline and Dave Arend Theresa and John Barger Linda and Brad Benson ’78 Cailing Yu and Song Chen Betsy and Rob Cissel Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins Megan Whitehouse and Phil Curtin Kristie and Brad Dinsmore Patty and Howard Dresner Jane Sullivan-Durand and Lynn Durand Sharon and Wing Eng Dayna Ford and Paul Antosh Tara and Jim Furlong Kathy and Mike Garfield April Shaw and Alex Granok Paulette and Chris Grondin April and Keith Groves Trish Hillsgrove Cheryl Lucas and Chris Hopey Patricia and Lou Imbriano Cheryl and David Keller ’80 Karla and Bob Kittler Barbara and Paul Labonte Michele and Dan Leclerc Wei Wu and Dan Li AnnMarie and Chris Mayer Shannon and Doug McGinley Linda and Allen Mello Monica Vegelj and Brian Miron Michelle Murphy Lisa and Dan Muskat ’82 Lisa and Jeff Neville Camille Triola-Northrup and Charlie Northrup Kasey and Lee Ormiston Manisha and Sam Patel Mary and Justin Perkins Shannon and Larry Quinlan Renee and Asim Razvi Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey Cameron Shilling Lara Shilling Dayrel and Jerry Sipes Duffy and David Smiley Genie and Jeff Smith Kathleen and Patrick Smith Kim Allard Socha ’85 and Tim Socha Molly and Dan Sperduto Mary Carlisle-Stadelmann and Wayne Stadelmann Audrey Augun and Jim Steiner Beth and Brian Stevens Renee and Rick Tarpey Nancy Taylor and John Kerr Ruth and Jeff Templeton September and Doug Voss Jennifer and David Wagner

Marty Nagy-Wentz and Jack Wentz Nancy Wolf-Cronin Jacqui and Keith Woolley Xiaoping Xi and Lixin Zhang

Class of 2018

85% Participation Erika and Mike Alusic-Bingham Anonymous (2) Rebecca and Fred Briccetti Louisa and Todd Burdette Jennifer and Michael Carrobis Mary Halpin Carter and Christopher H. M. Carter Kristin Cassidy Colleen and Jeff Chapdelaine Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins Becky and Mike Collins Charlene and Rob DeCesare Kate Dolan Maureen and Jon Dowst Krisha and Brian Dubreuil Norene and David Farr Mary Brunette and Mark Feigl Jennifer and Brian Frost Kathy and Bill Gillett Julie and Rob Glosner Lisa and Dan Goldner Helle and Scott Goodrich Kathy Henrich Stacy Kutzelman and Eric Hinton Ha Hoang Shari and Carson Hovey Jen and Brian Johnson Lea and Bill Kelsey Judy Lamont Kathleen Herold and Tony Lapadula Brenda and Rich Lombardozzi Romana and Sal Malik Judith and Joe Maloy Kate Marcouillier AnnMarie and Chris Mayer Pam Powers-Moll and Doug Moll Cristina and Jason Muise Elizabeth and Todd Ormiston Tara and Steve Perkins Colleen and Vadim Plotsker Katharine Webster and John Pratt Stephanie and Kirk Rawson Stewart Richmond Sharon and Lewis Santosuosso Sandra Woods Sattler ’80 Tim Sattler Sasha Kuftinec and Mark Schwartzberg Patrick Sheehan Liz and Tom Shepherd Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch Yvonne and Les Simon Kathleen and Patrick Smith Lisa and Stew Strong Sue and Scott Wickett

Class of 2019

86% Participation Christine and Garrett Adie Serena and Ken Anderson Davida Rubin-Baker and Yami Baker Denise Cascio Bolduc and Dan Bolduc Lesley and Andrew Carr Betsy and Rob Cissel Maryann and Bill Clark Elizabeth and Matthew Davis Fern Seiden and Tim Doherty Kaer Shi and Yihui Dong Carilyn Cronin Donovan and Bill Donovan Ginger and Michael Fortin Anne and Mitch Gagnon Shannon and Brad Galinson Kathy and David Goldberg Marie Ishac-Hanna and John Hanna Cheryl Yennaco and Mark Horton Tian He and Jun Hu Patricia and Lou Imbriano Eneida and Mirsad Islamovic Kirsti and Paul Karpawich Judy and Liaquat Khan Kris Reid and Curtis Kloc Susan and Mark Leonardi Krissy and Bill Letourneau Wei Wu and Dan Li

Stacey and Steve Lunderville Judy and Jon MacLean Lisa and Tim McGrath Liz and Brian Michaud Jenny Carlson Mullins ’86 and Jay Mullins Cheryl and Ken Murray Lisa and Jeff Neville Rachel and Dan Nolan Kasey and Lee Ormiston Tara and Steve Perkins Marjorie and Scott Pim Diana and Brooks Place Rachel and John Polgrean Debbie and John Quinlan Lisa and Mike Richer Stewart Richmond Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Marlene and Steve Rotering Lara Shilling Cameron Shilling Dayrel and Jerry Sipes Kim Allard Socha ’85 and Tim Socha Molly and Dan Sperduto Marianne Ansdell Stone ’88 and Oliver Stone ’90 Kim Sullivan Olga Yurovskaya and David Thirkill Lisa and Tom Thorne D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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Ann and Scott Tierno Michele and David Truex Jennifer and David Wagner Amy and John Watson Heather Wilding-White Wilding ’89 and Keith Wilding Lori and Steve Winder

Class of 2020

76% Participation Kathy and Greg Abate Jacquie Allman and Steve Allman ’83 Anonymous Caroline and Dave Arend Lynn Bollengier Leslie Thomas and Steve Bracy Molly and Pete Brandt Laurie and Rich Byron Colleen and Jeff Chapdelaine Charlotte and Adam Chodosh Michelle and Chris Coriaty Jeff Cousineau Debbie Cousineau Kristina Isakovich and Richard Critz Mike Desmarais Connie Campbell and Tony Diehl Intisar Saeed and Mohamed Elsheikh Julie and Rob Glosner May and Mark Gonzales Lauren and Michael Hines Cheryl Yennaco and Mark Horton Julia and Nelson Howe Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King Dan Kramer Kathleen Herold and Tony Lapadula


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Terri Lynch Tracey Madden Tracy and Joe Matarese Sarah and Lenny McCaigue Shannon and Doug McGinley Jennifer Donofrio and Dave Moore Kunal and Jay Patel Marnie and Mike Plage Colleen and Vadim Plotsker Kristen Kercher and Greg Porto Gretchen and Chris Pyles Siobhan and Tom Quinn Kim and Jim Ryan Sharon and Lewis Santosuosso Carolyn and Patrick Scholten Latha and Senraj Soundar Donna and Dan Sovie Teresa and Jim Speigel Jill St. Jean Michelle and Paul Stagg Lisa and Stew Strong Julie and Phil Taub Ruth and Jeff Templeton Mary and John Valvano Kelly and Craig Weimer Ayn Whytemare-Donovan ’84 Karen and Erik Young

Class of 2021

95% Participation Rose-Lynn and Steve Armstrong Tricia Mellor and Steve August Samantha and Tony Baldini Molly and Pete Brandt Louisa and Todd Burdette

Tara and David Caparrelli Gina and Franco Castagliuolo Colleen and Marc Cobery Jenny and Bob Davis Lisa and Erik Drake Renee and Scott Dudley Kristen and Ray Etzo Kelley and John Gage Anne and Mitch Gagnon Laura and John Gargasz Paige Piani and Peter Giersch Paulette and Chris Grondin Shari and Carson Hovey Cynthia and Chris Induni Lea and Bill Kelsey Julie and Al LeBlanc Amy and Chris Licata Judy and Jon MacLean Lori Mix and Allen Merriman Deb and Fritz Morgan Cristina and Jason Muise Rachel and Dan Nolan Elizabeth and Todd Ormiston Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco Kristina and Rob Parisien Marion and Alex Petron Marjorie and Scott Pim Marnie and Mike Plage Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey Kim and Jim Ryan Lindley Shutz and Michael Lynch Maria and Scott Sieper Kim Sieper Debbie and David Smith JoHannah and Jim Speltz Ann and Scott Tierno Lynne and Derek Wagner Amy and John Watson

Class of 2022

77% Participation Christine and Garrett Adie Caroline and Dave Arend Brennan Barnard Alisa Barnard Elma and Sejo Becirovic Mary Tenn and Stephen Blair Cathleen and Carter Brown Laurie and Rich Byron Tara and David Caparrelli Gina and Franco Castagliuolo Michelle and Chris Coriaty Marcell Cruz Karen and Stephen Doyle Katie and John Friberg Shannon and Brad Galinson Debra Repoza-Hogan and Bill Hogan Cynthia and Chris Induni

Jeanne Uwamungu and Jean-Paul Karangwa Mi Young and Jamie Kim Susan Rand King ’81 and Bill King Gargi and Joydip Kundu Kristen and Harold Losey Roxanne and Freddie Molina Deb and Carl Moskey Kristina and Rob Parisien Laurie and Rich Rosato Jill and Paul Rosenthal Kim Allard Socha ’85 and Tim Socha Lisa Tourangeau Michele and David Truex Mary and John Valvano Lynne and Derek Wagner René Whiteley and Travis Warren Heather Wilding-White Wilding ’89 and Keith Wilding

Class of 2023

84% Participation Kathy and Greg Abate Amy and Jason Bahan Theresa and John Barger Brie and Sean Burns Laurie and Rich Byron Lesley and Andrew Carr Patty and Rand Cayer Shaan and Floyd Foltz Shaye and Jared Hardner Lauren and Michael Hines Christine Chickering and Steve Kimball Erin and Derek Lautieri Traci McCarthy Lori Mix and Allen Merriman Joy and Dan Monfried Jennifer Donofrio and Dave Moore Ursula and Steven Nadeau Manisha and Jay Patel Mary and Justin Perkins Marnie and Mike Plage Rhenea and Dan Regan Leitha and Wade Reilly Nora Colliton and John Savina Stacey and Steve Shula JoHannah and Jim Speltz Olga Yurovskaya and David Thirkill Kimberley Felton and Mike Ukropina Sarah Wadleigh ’83 and Stephen Poremba Jennifer and David Wagner Jennifer and Eric Williams Karen and Erik Young

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FACULTY & STAFF GIVING–100% PARTICIPATION Deb Allen Regina Assetta Julie Avery Brennan Barnard Becky Barsi Michael Beesley Becky Berk Bruce Berk Chris Bissonnette Mark Blaisdell Tracy Blaisdell Jenny Boesch Rob Bradley Annie Branch Pete Brandt Deborah Bremberg Ron Brotherton Louisa Burdette Laurie Byron Mary Halpin Carter Caitlin Connelly Michelle Coombes Jeff Cousineau Ellen Desmond Kate DiTullio Ben Dougherty

Mia Ek Claire Fauth Debby Fedder Sue Flagg Rob Fogg Shaan Foltz Mike Garrity Susan Grodman Alice J. Handwerk Gary Harper Jeff Hastings Patty Herbert Chris Hettler Dennis Holland Diane Hotten-Somers Karen Hull Alex Hunton Chris Induni Betty Jipson Becky Josephson Mary Karlin Becca Karp Katy Keefe-Hancock Dawn Kilcrease Chris Kiley ’05 Kevin Lane

Derek Lautieri Mike Leary Michele Leclerc Ed Lemire Meredith Leyden ’11 Danielle Llewelyn Morgan Llewelyn Megan Loosigian Terri Lynch Mollie MacDearmid Marco Masoni Steve Mathes Lenny McCaigue Terry McGovern Chris McNeil Jennifer D. Melkonian Colby Morgan Anna Moskov Andy Myers Rick Olivar Mary Perkins David Pook Danny Pouliot Brent Powell Ray Provencher Kate Reigeluth

Judy Reynolds Gill Roberts ’99 Marcie Roberts Karen Robichaud Laura Russell Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 Chuck Sanborn Shauna Sarsfield Lindley Shutz Duffy Smiley Jim Speigel Teresa Speigel Andrea Stevenson Lisa Tourangeau Amy Turcotte Alex Vazquez Lynne Wagner Diane Wall Mary Ann Watt Bill Westenberg Rick Zeller Tammy Zinck

Elenore Freedman Mary-Ellen Goodspeed ’72 Alice J. Handwerk James D. Hendrix ’77 Dennis Holland Carol-Ann Jane Nancy G. Kane Elizabeth and Thomas V. A. Kelsey David and Rosamond Lockwood David J. and Stephanie Solms McCusker ’84 Jennifer D. Melkonian Don Monson ’96

Anna Moskov Alexandra Muskat ’15 Daniel Muskat ’82 Samantha Muskat ’17 James F. Richardson ’90 Janice Romanowsky E. Charles Sanborn Virginia P. Searle Craig N. and Cary N. Sellers Lara Shilling in honor of Gavin & Miranda Shilling Anonymous Drs. Barbara J. and David G. Stahl*

Nancy W. Stearns Sheila Steele Bill Tallman* Jean Tallman Marjorie Van Arsdale* Charles Van Arsdale Pam VanArsdale and Bob Dewey Richard and Frances Winneg

Bill Pfeifer Andrea and David Stevenson

Katherine Dietz Charlotte Krentzel Thomas Lucas

Henrietta Mesches Memorial Fund

Muriel and Edward Broad Endowment Fund for Excellence in Education

Peter Carlson ’83 Financial Aid Fund

Richard A. Crafts Memorial Music Scholarship

THE 1964 LEGACY SOCIETY Lori Evans Alderin ’00 Ditty Steele Bannon ’99 Becky and Bruce Berk Annie Branch Caryl and Barry Brensinger Steve and Katie Burke Mary Halpin Carter Danielle Chandonnet Michael and Christine Cikacz Molly Cikacz ’08 David and Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 Michael B. Ekman ’69 Hilda W. Fleisher*

*indicates deceased


Roz and Dave Carlson

Chris and Rob Bradley

Peter S. Freedman Founders’ Scholar Fund

The Global Citizenship Award in Honor of Blake Marston ’01

Matthew Clapp, Jr. Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran

Martha Hilliard ’03 Brian Horton ’01 Nancy and Bill Marston

Susan Resnicoff ’87

Matthew Lawrence Young ’88 Memorial Fund

Michael Broad ’69 via the Michael Broad and Grace S. Massey Charitable Fund

Tracy Englander Rosen ’88 and Andrew Rosen Jennifer Scott ’88 Marti and Lou Young


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ANNUAL REPORT RESTRICTED GIFTING (TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED $160,228) The School receives a number of gifts each year for specific purposes that are designated as restricted gifts. This year we received generous gifts to support the track program, the softball program, financial aid, library support, robotics, and much more. Rose-Lynn and Steve Armstrong Carol Czaja The Derryfield School Parent/Faculty Association Lisa and Erik Drake Renee and Scott Dudley The Edward E. Ford Foundation Kelley and John Gage Anne and Mitch Gagnon Lauren and Michael Hines Shari and Carson Hovey IBM Corporation Patricia and Lou Imbriano Cynthia and Chris Induni Sue and Bob Keller Lea and Bill Kelsey Amy and Chris Licata Shannon and Doug McGinley

Jennifer D. and Gregory J. Melkonian Lori Mix and Allen Merriman Pam Powers-Moll and Doug Moll Deb and Fritz Morgan Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco Colleen and Vadim Plotsker Siobhan and Tom Quinn Sharon and Tom Rohlfs Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87 and Erik Fey Kim and Jim Ryan Lisa and Stew Strong Ruth and Jeff Templeton Ann and Scott Tierno University of New Hampshire Amy and John Watson Marty Nagy-Wentz and Jack Wentz Marti and Lou Young

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Adobe Alliance Holdings, Inc. Anonymous Automatic Data Processing, Inc. BAE Systems Citizens Charitable Foundation Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Fiduciary Trust Company, Boston Gartner, Inc. GE Foundation Google Gift Matching Program IBM Corporation

Medtronic Foundation Microsoft Giving Campaign Oracle Corporation Raytheon Company RBC Foundation - USA RiverStone Resources, LLC Tesoro Corporation Texas Instruments Foundation The Miller Hull Partnership Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

THE DERRYFIELD SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUNDS FUNDS (After 2016-2017 Spending Policy Distribution)

Balance as of 6.30.2017

General Endowment Muriel and Edward Broad Endowment Fund Peter Carlson Financial Aid Fund Financial Aid Endowment Bailey Milne Endowment Fund Faculty Enrichment Fund The Peter S. Freedman Founders’ Scholar Fund Global Citizenship Award Simeon Kass Award for Writing & Humanistic Inquiry The Clifford R. Nyquist Memorial Scholarship The E. Charles Sanborn Visiting Fellow Fund David G. and Barbara J. Stahl Fund Summit Packaging Endowment for Financial Aid Visiting Writer Literary Fund Matthew Lawrence Young ’88 Memorial Scholarhship

442,860 101,347 180,227 1,413,125 191,434 389,516 33,062 13,064 44,666 31,984 270,481 225,451 433,702 19,150 85,980 $3,876,051

The Malone Scholars Program

2,266,613 $2,266,613

Funds in Support of Breakthrough Manchester General Endowment Elkin Teaching Fellowship Fund Joel Vargas Achievement Fund

1,648,152 550,323 121,590 $2,320,065 $8,462,728


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TRIBUTED GIFTING In Honor of Alex Alfano ’17 Ginny Alfano

In Honor of Brad Benson ’78 Lauren and Paul J. Leyden

Honoring the Retirement of Bruce Berk

Elizabeth Aliotta ’12 Candy and Ron Brenner Alexander Chan ’95 Daniel Chen ’02 Susan and Douglas Copley Brant Hughes ’93 Julie Maglathlin Kristen Kercher and Greg Porto Katharine Webster and John Pratt Amy Howell and Carson Smith Shelley and Joe Spierer Lucyann and Rick Zeller

In Honor of Judith ’77, Carolyn ’78, and Diane ’79 Camann Steve Camann

Honoring the Retirement of Sue Flagg Lucyann and Rick Zeller

In Honor of Ryan Goggin ’16 Linda and Richard Earp

In Memory of Scott Greene ’69 Nancy Ekman Dorner ’69 Morey Goodman ’69

In Honor of David Haight Joseph Cahill ’04

In Memory of Rick Harding Paul Abrahimzadeh ’96

Lucyann and Rick Zeller

In Honor of Dennis Holland

In Honor of Elizabeth McDougall

Diane and Dave Bolduc Jackie and Richard Keller Bill Pfeifer Michelle and Jon Sobin

Kim Sullivan

In Honor of Rachel Jordan ’22

Honoring the Retirement of Jennifer D. Melkonian


Candy and Ron Brenner Alexander Chan ’95 Daniel Chen ’02 Brant Hughes ’93 Amy Howell and Carson Smith Shelley and Joe Spierer Lucyann and Rick Zeller

In Memory of Alan Krentzel ’69

In Honor of Rylan Morgan ’21

In Memory of Robert R. Keller, Sr.

In Honor of Dr. Mary Halpin Carter

In Honor of Timothy ’06 and Madison ’10 Kramer

Jill Carter Lauren and Paul J. Leyden

In Honor of Ellie Cochran ’69

Truda Bloom and Robert Spiegelman

In Honor of Zoe Cousineau ’20 Lucille and Robert Lemay

In Memory of Richard A. Crafts Chris and Rob Bradley Lisa Wolff

In Honor of Carl Crafts ’07 Lisa Wolff

In Honor of Dr. and Mrs. N.W. Crisp Elizabeth Crisp Blake ’75

In Honor of Beth DeBold ’05 Joanne DeBold

In Honor of Caroline Desmarais ’20 Donna and Jim Lynch

In Honor of Lily Doherty ’19 Fran and Tom Wills

Jackie and Richard Keller

Nancy Ekman Dorner ’69 Elenore Freedman Morey Goodman ’69 Charlotte Krentzel

In Honor of Mike Leary

Kristin Kercher and Greg Porto

In Honor of Ed Lemire

Kristin Kercher and Greg Porto

In Memory of Blake Marston ’01 Debbie Cousineau Marie Hilliard ’03 Susan and Joseph Horton Nancy and Bill Marston Andrea Schwartz McCullough ’01

In Memory of Tom Martin ’72 Josie Martin ’73

Honoring the Retirement of Steve Mathes Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins Brett McLarnon ’05

Joseph Cahill ’04

Cathy and Mark Bellinger Betty and Granger Morgan

In Memory of Greg Morin ’01 Daniel Levenson ’99

In Honor of Andy Myers

Kristen Kercher and Greg Porto

In Memory of Jean Pinckney Nelson Matthew Clapp, Jr. Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 and David Cochran Carol Czaja Katherine Dietz Thomas Lucas Jean Tallman

In Memory of Douglas Peabody ’68 Mary Jane Peabody ’68

In Honor of Emma Place ’19 Waynne Dunbar

In Honor of Sydney Porto ’20 Sandra Banis and Sam Banis*

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In Honor of E. Charles Sanborn

Kristin Kercher and Greg Porto

In Honor of Abigail ’19 and Jessica ’23 Carr Deirdre and Norman Carr

Linda Bournival and Gerry Collins

In Honor of Chris McNeil

Margaret Baratta

In Honor of Judy Reynolds

In Honor of Gunnar Senatore ’20 Linda and Jan Vidmar

In Honor of Lindley Shutz Annette and Charlie Lynch

In Memory of Drs. Barbara J. and David G. Stahl Kristen and Harold Losey

In Honor of D. Ryan ’12 and Noelani ’15 Stevenson Andrea and David Stevenson

In Honor of Anna ’19 and Drew ’21 Watson Lucy Field

In Honor of Abigail ’19 and Cameron ’22 Wilding Sherry Wilding-White

In Memory of Charles Woods Deirdre Bradshaw Branch ’71

In Memory of Matthew Young ’88 Marti and Lou Young

In Memory of Mark Younger ’78 Kristen Goulet Allen ’78 Linda and Brad Benson ’78 David Grosso ’78 Kelly Kamborian ’78 Kris and Jon Kosheff ’78 Tom Shanahan ’78 George Skaperdas ’78 Christo Tsiaras ’78 Clea and Neal Winneg ’78


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wife, Amy, have been living in Seattle for the past 17 years. He has a 40-person technology consulting firm focused on building solutions on the Microsoft stack that make enterprise customers more efficient and effective. In addition, they are active scuba divers—trying to dive at least once a month in the Puget Sound and can often be found helping to make wine at a number of the 100+ wineries within tenmiles of their house.

John R. Korona wishes all of his classmates a happy 65 th birthday this year!


Tom Sadler led the Outdoor Writers Association of America through some challenging years as executive director. Tom started a new job in January as the deputy director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, but will remain an active member of OWAA and plans to get involved in the organization in other ways.



Pete Norton has had a drywall and painting William Nicolopoulos, son of Heidi Kroll ’88 and her husband, Christopher

business in Boothbay for over 20 years. He and his wife Sue have two children: a daughter, Kate, who is a senior in college, and a son, Tim, a sophomore in high school.

Julie Davis Michelsen and her husband, Nate, are enjoying their son, Lucas William Michelsen, born June 27, 2016 at 11:13 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 19.0 inches long. ■ Paul Abrahimzadeh and his wife, Tassara, had a baby girl, Penelope Rose Abrahimzadeh on January 10, 2017. ■ Helen Gemmill and husband, Dan, welcomed Henry Hyde, who joined the family January 28, 2017.

1986 McCarthy ’88 Designs Walk the Runways of Rio Laura McCarthy ’88 and Henry Umen’s fashion partnership gained worldwide attention, culminating in an invitation to show their collection at the ModaCouture fashion show in Rio, Brazil. The collaboration works like this. Umen designs the prints and orders the fabric. McCarthy designs and sews the clothes—she is a master of shaping and draping techniques. For some items, the pattern on the fabric comes from one of Umen’s photographs, manipulated on a computer and printed on massive industrial printers. McCarthy and Umen’s line is in high demand with regular shows in NYC, Boston, and San Francisco. Their studio is located in Brookline, NH.


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Laney Brown has joined Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. as a Vice President. She is a nationally-recognized thought leader in the Smart Grid industry and is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.


Heidi Kroll and husband, Christopher, Nicolopoulos welcomed son, William Nicolopoulos. He showed up at 5:09 the morning of September 9, 2016, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. ■ Laura Coulter McCarthy is on the faculty at Mount Ida College in Fashion Design and had the opportunity of a lifetime at last year’s Summer Olympics in Rio. She partnered with Harry Umen from SNHU to participate in the Moda-Couture fashion show! (See side bar)

The Davis sisters’ children, Miller C. Crook and Lucas William Michelson


Meghan Kenny has written her first book, a collection of short stories titled “Love Is No Small Thing.” She also sold her first novel, “The Driest Season,” to W.W. Norton, which is set to release in 2018. ■ John Peltonen and his

Penelope Rose Abrahimzadeh and Lucca Nola Giordano

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lighting it up on three different recreational soccer teams, and I play occasionally, although late games and baby bedtimes don’t mix well.” ■ Preston Hunter and his wife, Kathryn, enjoyed a lot of time at North Beach in Hampton over the summer with their kiddos, Bennett (1) and Madison (3 ½). ■ Nate Swift is still living in London. In addition to singing professionally around Europe and Asia, he worked with the BBC and Tempero Ltd. respectively. After a couple of years with Dr. Foster Limited as the Head of Delivery and Analysis, Nate started his own digital and Children of Helen Gemmill ’96

Children of Chris Norwood ’99: Rileigh, Emilie, and Madeline

Brenner Pickenton welcomed baby Sage in January 2017. ■ Meg and Chris Norwood welcomed their third daughter, Emilie McHugh Norwood, on December 27, missing her dad’s birthday by 20 minutes! She joins twin sisters, Madeline and Rileigh.


Lindsey Jones Blanding checked in with Lenny McCaigue, Athletic Director and field hockey coach, from Seattle: “I love following the Derryfield team every year and am always impressed (but not surprised) at your perennial success. ‘Setting the Standard’ really was the right motto all those years ago! I wish we were still in the area; you know I’d be at every game cheering.” She is trying to encourage her daughter Lucy to fall in love with the sport. Field hockey’s not big in Seattle, and her husband, Mike Blanding ’99 is already planning for her to start soccer at 18 months! “Mike is still


Children of Preston Hunter ’98: Bennett and Madison

Morgan Melkonian and her husband Matthew Jerome welcomed Scotlyn Culver Jerome into the world on April 10, 2017 weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz. Jennifer Melkonian longtime DS faculty member, will be enjoying her time as a grandmother in her recent retirement. ■ Melody (Chag) Mendez is now in Boston as the morning news anchor for NBC. She was married this spring in Turks and Caicos to Rick Pourchot. She began her career as a Fox News

technology delivery consultancy in December 2013. He performs a lot of government work and consults as a strategic fixer and delivery adviser, advising start ups as well as serving as the chief technology officer for Dub, which creates online market research tools to support brand insight.


Lindsey Jones Blanding ’98 with her daughter, Lucy.

Lauren Abarhimzadeh Giordano truly knows how to bring in a new year—Lucca Nola Giordano was born at 12:23 a.m. on January 1, 2017 at 6 lbs., 6 oz. “He has been providing us with sleepless nights and complete joy ever since.” He is adored by his mom and dad, as well as his half siblings Ava (14) and Jake (9)— not to mention his Uncle Paul ’96, Aunt Tassara, and cousin Penélope. ■ Xen and Victoria

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CLASS NOTES Kristen ’02 and Andrew Cochran were blessed with a son, Owen Robert Cochran, born in February, making Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69 a proud grandmother. ■ Matt Ostrowski and his wife, Josefine, had a baby, Henry, in March 2016. ■ Seth Pitman married Julia Thomas in July 2017 in the Berkshires. Derryfield friends in attendance included, Andrew ’01 and Kristen Geiger ’02 Cochran,

Rojas Coolbroth in July 2016. ■ Matt Fortier welcomed his daughter Casey Sierra Fortier on March 8, 2017.


Jamie Feinberg and her husband, Ross, are on the road full-time in an RV. ■ Anne Lucas Durham married Tyler Durham on October 22, 2016 in the Berkshires. ■ Julia West Spritza and, Joe, gave birth to their daughter Amber Wray Spritza on December 21, 2016. We loved having Amber join us at reunion this spring for the festivities.


Melody (Chag) Mendez ’00and her husband, Rick.

host in Denver, then became the FOX news morning co-anchor in Chicago before returning to Boston last spring. We loved welcoming her back to campus this spring as NBC was filming some ads highlighting their local newscasters.


Proud grandmother Ellie Cochran ’69 with Andrew ’01 and baby Owen.


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Pitman wedding. Bryan Sanford ’04, Daniel Blanco, “Sharky” the dog, Seth Pitman ’01, Brandon Maultasch, Julia Thomas, Sarah Thomas, and Sarah Sanford ’04.

Ellie Goodwin Cochran ’69, Ben Kaplan ’01, Tim Kile ’99, and Bryan ’04 and Sarah Pitman ’04 Sanford. They are living in Richmond, MA where Seth is doing his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology at Austen Riggs Center, a psychiatric hospital located in Stockbridge, MA. ■ Fred Coolbroth and his wife, Lexie Rojas, welcomed a baby boy, Dante Alejandro

Scott Migliori and Jill were blessed with the arrival of their newest family member on March 14, 2017 at 3:19 a.m., when they welcomed their son, Chase Evans Migliori. ■ Matt Whalon and his wife Becky had their daughter Christine Johanna Whalon, born 12:06 a.m. on August 29, 2016.


Annmarie Gaffney Stucker and husband Brian welcomed Maxwell Jaime Stucker! He was born on October 7, 2016 at 7 lbs., 15 oz and 19.5.” ■ Ethan Schwelling was married in October 2016. He works in video production and produces for PBS in Boston. ■ Katy Reno Davenport and her husband, Simon, had their

Lucas wedding: Lauren (Brenner) Johnson ’02, Heidi (Lindner) Kurland ’02, Kristin Kelsey ’02, Andy Cochran ’01, Ellie Cochran ’69, Heather French Cobb ’02, Ali Geiger ’00, Kristen (Geiger) Cochran ’02, Matt D’Alessio ’01, Anne (Lucas) Durham ’02, Tyler Durham, Josh Lucas ’00, Julia (Hutchinson) Abraham ’02.

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son Aidan Royce Davenport on February 28, 2017 in Chester, England. They are loving life with Aidan, “He’s so full of personality and keeping us on our toes!” He has already had visits from Derryfield alums Uncle Matt Reno ’02, Farrah Desrosiers ’04, Bryan ’04 and Sarah ’04 Sanford, and saw many more on a U.S. tour over the summer.


Julia West Spritza ’02 with her daughter, Amber Wray.

Christina Nyquist was married to Michael Wolfe on July 15, 2017 at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, NH in an interfaith ceremony presided over by the Rev. Robert Woodland and Rabbi David Kudan. “We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, both for the ceremony and reception, and also for the Sunday brunch hosted by Christina’s parents Leslie Nixon and Lee Nyquist and Michael’s parents Ken and Susan Wolfe, at the Nyquist home in Meredith on Lake Winnipesaukee.” Christina’s maid of honor was her sister, Carla Nyquist ’12. Her grandmother, Janet Nixon, also attended, as well as her aunts Melanie Nixon and Wendy Branch ’7​7, her uncle B.J. Branch ’77, and her brother Lou Nixon, as well as many other relatives and friends. Remembered at the ceremony were her brother Clifford Nyquist and grandfather David Nixon. Her grandmother

Christina Nyquist ’05 and her husband, Michael Wolfe.

Doris Nyquist, who was unable to attend due to health reasons, was also remembered. Also in attendance were Derryfield alumnae Kim Cohen ​Neil ’05, Le​igh Cameron​ ’05​, Amanda Kutz​ ’05​​, and Margaux Joselow​’12.


Kayla Sirkin and Jesse Hershman were married May 29, 2016 in Harwich Port, MA. ■ Jess Friedenberg married Greg Ozner October 15 in Manchester, NH. ■ Stephanie

Scott Migliori ’03 with son Chase Evans.

Christina Johanna Whalon, daughter of Matt ’03.

L to R: Rampal Chopra ’00, Alan Krentzel ’69, Jenna Sirkin ’00, Marissa Pellegrini ’06, Dena Marrinucci ’00, Steven Rolecek ’04, Cassiel Archdeacon ’06, Laura (Gelinas) Morsch ’06, Jesse Hershman, Kayla Sirkin ’06, Katherine Myers ’06, Alex Rolecek ’06, Samantha (Mastrogiacomo) Rolecek ’06, Joanne Taube ’69, Victoria Benech ’06, Rebecca (Jones) Martin ’96, Hale Melnick ’06, Chris Pellegrini ’05, and Connor Garstka ’06. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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(Foote) Abbott and her husband Jeremy celebrated their son Cohen’s first birthday on September 19, 2017. “He has the greatest personality and the brightest red hair. He

Jacqueline Jane Zimmerman ’06 and her husband, Michael Wheeler, wed in York, ME.

Stephanie (Foote) Abbott’s husband, Jeremy, celebrating their son, Cohen’s first birthday at the beach.

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loves pulling on his cat’s tail and being in the water—whether it’s the bath, in a pool, or even the ocean.” Cohen will be a big brother come February/March 2018! ■ Noah Harwood was married to Laura Tabor on September 24, 2016 in Wells, ME. They met during undergrad at Dartmouth and currently live in Boulder, CO. Noah is in his last year of medical school and Laura is an engineer working in energy efficiency. Noah is not entirely sure where they’ll end up for residency next year (probably emergency medicine) but perhaps it’ll be back in New England. ■ Sean Pallatroni is the music director of “WHO ARE YOU?”, a new original musical about three world-renowned imposters. It made its world premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival August. ■ Mary Marciniak is currently a massage therapist at a resort spa in Newbury, and is working on going back to school to be a registered nurse. ■ Jacqueline Jane Zimmerman and Michael Wheeler were married on April 22 in York, ME. They live in Charlestown (Boston) and have been there for four years. Jacquie is an Executive Assistant at Epizyme, a drug discovery and development company focused on targeted epigenetic medicines for cancer.

Doug Lindner worked for the Clinton campaign, specifically in Voter Protection for Hillary for America and the NH Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign last year. He is now living in Washington, DC, and working as an Assistant General Counsel at The Public Interest Network, which is the parent organization of a number of advocacy groups including US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) and Environment America (as well as their many state chapters, such as NH PIRG and Environment New Hampshire). ■ Kristie Migliori and Duke Logan were married in Gloucester, MA in September. ■ Lauren Saidel-Baker is still living in Bedford with her husband and recently began a new job as an Economist at ITR Economics in Manchester. Formerly, she was working at Fidelity. She serves as the secretary on Derryfield’s Alumni Council, so makes it back to campus regularly.


Neil Donnelly got engaged to his bride-to-be, Molly Sullivan. ■ Kelly Schwarz will receive her Ph.D. in chemistry and biomolecular engineering from Northwestern University. She also is part of a team of Northwestern synthetic biologists who developed a general method for “rewiring” immune cells to turn them into smart therapeutics that help to address this need. This technology addresses a key technical gap in the field and allows for engineers and physicians to build cells with customizable functions, enabling the development of translational tools for a wide variety of diseases. “Long term, we think this can be used in combination with existing cancer therapies to be able to address this dampening of the immune system,” Schwartz says. “We also think [this method] could be used for other diseases where you have chronic inflammation or autoimmune diseases­—where your immune system has sort of gone awry —and for some diagnostic applications.” ■ Taylor Nagel and her partner, Jess Vogel, have embarked on a new endeavor—The Strangers Project. The Strangers Project is an ongoing collection of handwritten, true, and anonymous stories. Over 20,000 people have contributed handwritten stories in-person since 2009. ■ Max Allard married Sabrina Frank on May 20 near Malibu,

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Allard wedding. Syndney Socha ‘19, Matt Allard ‘00, Chad Kelsey ‘08, Kristie Migliori ‘07, Brett Logan ‘08, Brett’s girlfriend, Molly Cikacz ‘08, Jack Socha ‘22, Phoebe Socha ‘17, Mackenzie Logan ‘11, Sabrina Allard, Duke Logan ‘07, Max Allard ‘08

CA. They are living in Boston. Max works for Allard Ventures Group and Sabrina is an analyst with R&M. ■​ Chad Kelsey is now a licensed real estate salesperson in Boston, MA.


Colette Chretien was married on September 16, 2016 at her father’s cidery, Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery, in Middleburg, VA. She designed her dress as well as the bridesmaids’ dresses, including Anna Stuart and Cameron Lencki ’10. ■ Steve Reichheld is attending Tufts School of Dental Medicine Orthodontic Residency Program. ■ Andrea Sheldon is in New York City, working as a Data Analyst Intern for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as being a Lead Teaching Assistant at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

North America. Specifically, he will be working on improving the business model from within the company.


Rachel McCoy moved to Prague, Czech Republic in November 2016 to teach English as a foreign language.


Daniel Schwartzberg worked at the Priscilla

Founders’ Day was another wonderful gathering of old and young and we were delighted to welcome three alumni back to the Derryfield stage. One speaker and two award winners made up the trio of alumni. First, the Founders’ Day Speech was delivered this year by Katherine Stanley Obando ’97. Katherine was a lifer at Derryfield and remained involved in a wide variety of activities outside of the classroom as well as being an intellectual powerhouse. She was the 1996 Peter S. Freedman Founders’ Scholar and went on to Harvard University after Derryfield. Since college, she has been dedicated to promoting educational equity, whether as a Teach for America volunteer in Arizona, or as one of the founders of JumpStart Costa Rica, a program of English language immersion camps for low-income middle schoolers in Costa Rica. She shared with us the wisdom of an immigrant’s vision, which she experiences daily as she raises her family in Costa Rica. Emily Newick ’97 was the well-deserved recipient of the Alumni Service Award for her countless hours of volunteering as a Derryfield Trustee for the past six years and her focus on advancement and alumni efforts. Hilary Hornor Boynton ’92 received the Distinguished Alumni Award for her success as a holistic health counselor and author of the Heal Your Gut Cookbook, which has sold over 40,000 copies in four languages. She is full of determination, perseverance, and positive outlook on life and reminded us to take time to breath and trust in the process of challenges in life.


Caroline Thirkill is pursuing a graduate degree in marine biology at Texas A&M.


Kaitlin (Kae) Fink graduated from Middlebury College in February and is starting graduate work in Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. ■ Firas Omer is now working for a company called that specializes in designing and providing support for a digital suite of software used by dealerships all across

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CLASS NOTES Derryfield Alumni Authors Nancy Lord ’70 pH: A Novel

Greg Ahlgren ’70

Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle Derryfield alumni and students pose for a picture at Elon graduation. L to R: Anna Quinn ’20, Jason Berk ’13, Evan Chambers ’13, Tom Quinn ’13, and Mary Quinn ’16

Beach Theatre, in Plymouth, MA, as a resident performer. He played Baby John in their production of “West Side Story,” and was an ensemble member in PBT’s production of “The Producers.” He shared, “The theatre is in a beautiful area of Massachusetts, right near the Cape, and I had a wonderful experience getting to know the production staff there, working with some fantastic talented people, and being a part of two great shows.”


Lily Steiner, for her third industrial design coop at the University of Cincinnati, will be worked at Skechers in Manhattan Beach in LA as a part of the design team. She is doing an overseas semester at Tama Art University in Tokyo. ■ Griffin Phaneuf was an intern at Porsche for the summer.


in the University of Minnesota’s ROTC program.


Charlotte Leyden spent the summer in Kremmling, CO, about 45 minutes north of Summit County at the 10,000 acre Rusty Spurr Ranch. Her daily duties included guiding day guests on trail rides and cattle drives, as well as basic ranch, maintenance. While on the ranch she lived entirely off the grid with no running water or electricity in a small shed in the middle of the horse pasture.

Meghan Kenny ’92

Love Is No Small Thing

Katherine Stanley Obando ’97

Love in Translation: Letters to My Costa Rican Daughter

Johnny Cissel spent the summer in Wisconsin as an intern at the US Open for two months. His official title was Operations Intern United States Golf Association (USGA). He wrapped up the summer working at Eastward Ho Country Club on the Cape and then headed to London for his fall semester ■ Sam Richmond is running cross country as well as track and field at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), while also participating 58

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IN MEMORIAM Leaving a Lasting Legacy Derryfield extends its gratitude to Betsy and Jeff Morin, parents of the late Greg Morin ’01, for their generous gifts in their son’s memory to the School. Betsy was a library volunteer during Greg’s time at Derryfield, so she and Jeff reached out to Betty Jipson to inquire about making a gift to the library in Greg’s memory. Betty shared three different possibilities with the Morins and they funded all three! Derryfield faculty and students have tremendously enjoyed these throughout the year. The two new comfortable chairs in the library, three Go-Pro cameras primarily for students to film their global experiences (with Greg’s love for travel in mind), a few video cameras, and The Discovery Service: a program that aggregates all of the school’s various subscription databases and the library catalog into one single search. Greg’s memory lives on through the vibrancy of student life at Derryfield, and we’re honored that they made this meaningful gift.

Greg ’01, Erica, and Kate Morin


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Alan Benjamin Krentzel ’69 of Lincoln, MA died on November 3, 2016 after a struggle with cancer. He was the devoted father of Evan and Alyssa Krentzel and the beloved son of Charlotte and the late Theodore Krentzel, who were Founders of The Derryfield School. Alan is survived by his sister Lee Forgosh as well as his “sweetheart” Celeste LeMieux. Computer information technology was Alan’s field and his passion was practicing Tai Chi, Qigong, and Mindfulness for over 20 years. Dana House ’71 passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2017. Dana leaves behind his wife of 35 years, MaryEllen Plausky House, twin daughters, Elizabeth and Victoria of Penacook, mother Elizabeth MacEwen House, sister and brother-in-law Marte and John Humbert, and niece Katherine Humbert, all of Wellesley, MA. Dana was a past president of Manchester’s Optimist Club and a co-founding father of Riverfest. Always the storyteller, Dana enjoyed antiques, river walks, animals, and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee. He loved fishing with his dad and went on to share that knowledge with his daughters. Jeffrey A. Cuddy, III ’72 son of Derryfield Founders Muriel (Min) and Jeffrey A. Cuddy, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on May 25. Jeff is predeceased by his loving wife of 37 years, Shirley Sminkey Cuddy. They shared a home in Manchester over the years with their beloved cats and golden retrievers. Jeff is survived by his sister, Jennifer C. Steer of Dover, NH, and his nephews Daymond Steer of Tamworth, NH, and Jeffrey Steer of Brighton, MA. Jeff is survived by several members of the Sminkey family with whom he enjoyed close relations. Jeff was an avid fisherman, outdoor enthusiast, and enjoyed playing the drums and going to concerts. He was a kind, fun and loving member of the family. He is greatly missed. Steven E. Novak ’72 passed away March 24, 2017. He was born in Manchester, NH on May 12, 1954, the son of Milton and Edith (Braverman) Novak. After graduating from Derryfield, Steve attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Boston University. In his youth, he was a talented athlete and beloved by his friends. His great passion for music informed every day of his life. The staff at Ridgewood Center meant the world to him and he will be sorely missed by each of them. Steven is survived by his loving father, Milton Novak; a sister, Barbara Novak Platt

and her husband Michael; two nephews and a grandniece, Aaron Platt and his wife Monica and their daughter Ilona, and Jacob Platt. He was preceded in death by his mother in 2016. Mark A. Younger ’78, passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2016. He was born in Manchester, on October 28, 1960, a son of George and Delores (Abrams) Younger. Mark graduated from Plymouth State University and worked in the audio-visual field for many years prior to opening his business, the UPS Store in Plymouth, which he operated for 20 years. He was very involved in the Plymouth community and leaves behind many cherished friends. Mark loved attending all the men’s and women’s hockey games in Plymouth. Mark is survived by his mother, Delores, and her partner, Ronald Wilson; his sister, Susan Niederman, and her husband, Jay; his brother, Larry Younger; two nieces, two nephews, two great-nieces, and four great-nephews whom he loved dearly; also, two aunts and two uncles.He was preceded in death by his father, George. Christopher S. Ormsbee ’93 passed away on February 15, 2017. At Derryfield, Chris played volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse and received the Class of ’70 award in basketball. He graduated from Bentley University and worked in finance. He is survived by his mother Sunshine Livingston of Curacao and his father Clay Ormsbee of Goffstown. Jordan Singer ’06 died on March 21, 2017. He was living in South Boston and was a world traveler, devoted husband, and cherished son who was a diehard Boston sports fan and who befriended nearly everyone he met. He died after a defiant five-year battle with cancer. A year after being diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, Jordan married his college sweetheart, Amy Lynn (Vanni) Singer, in a storybook wedding in Napa Valley, and then continued to travel the globe with Amy and his family. Despite his disease, he crossed oceans to summit the Matterhorn in Switzerland in 2013 and trek to the top of the Great Wall of China in Beijing in 2014. Even after losing his right arm to the disease, Jordan went to Puerto Rico to re-learn to play golf, one of his favorite pastimes, and continued to travel and play with his father and brother. Jordan is survived by his wife and his doting parents Robert Singer and Ziva (Schubert) and Roy Summers. He was a devoted brother of Amanda and Dr. Joshua Toll, and Jason Singer and Susan McMillan, and fond uncle of Isaac Toll.

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LETTER FROM ALUMNI COUNCIL PRESIDENT GAYLE MCGINNIS ’76 The Alumni Council, the govering body of the Alumni Association, works to foster relationships between The Derryfield School and its alumni through engagement, leadership, and outreach. The 2017 academic year brought many successes for our students and for The Derryfield School: ■ A Presidential Scholar from the class of 2017 ■ Forty seven seniors (63% of the senior class) participating in Independent Senior Projects ■ Four state championship sports titles ■ Six global opportunities for students ■ Three students received regional and national awards for their inventions and prototypes ■ All of this and more culminated in welcoming our largest class to the Alumni Association with 75 students in the class of 2017! The Alumni Council stays abreast of the important initiatives happening at the School by hearing from school administrators and faculty. Our guests this year included: ■ Mary Carter, Head of School, who shared the vision for the year ahead at our kick-off meeting in September. ■ Annie Branch, Director of Digital Communications, to give us an overview of Derryfield’s electronic communications and social media efforts. We hope that you are following DS on all of our social media channels! ■ Lenny McCaigue, Director of Athletics, joined us to share the growth of the athletic program to 24 varsity sports and 34 teams (with JV) and movement of different teams within the NHIAA divisions. ■ Highlights of the year include Derryfield’s third annual Alumni Spotlight networking breakfast held in October, where alumni guests joined us back on campus to share their stories of work in the field of technology and how Derryfield prepared them for their profession. Please join us for our fourth annual Alumni Spotlight featuring alumni in the medical field to be held the morning of Thursday, October 26. With a number of beloved faculty retiring, we expanded our annual regional events to include a farewell tour. Bruce Berk and Jennifer Melkonian were able to join us in both New York and Boston, and Steve Mathes joined us at reunion weekend on campus in May. These were festive gatherings, full of stories and reminiscence of their tenures. The Alumni Council bid farewell to two long term members, Walt Milne ’82 served on the Council for 21 years and was a loyal salesman of drinks at Country Fair for many of those years, in addition to helping with the golf tournament and as the Treasurer and liaison to the Board of Trustees. Chris Norwood ’99 served on the Alumni Council for 15 years, five as the Chair of the Council and the Nominating Committee. In addition to his help with golf and Country Fair, he has joined us in assemblies and at senior celebrations to prepare the graduating class for their life as alumni. Chris can also be credited with helping formulate the concept of the Alumni Spotlight program. The Council remains vibrant with the addition of two enthusiastic new members, Mike Spector ’93 and Than Moore ’08. Mike is a founding partner of the Meridian Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley and resides in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and three daughters. He has been

a great resource for both Derryfield students and alumni interested in branching into careers in finance. Than, short for Nathaniel, works as a Physician’s Assistant in Burlington, VT, at the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department. He served as Student Council President at Derryfield and has stayed involved helping coach boys’ tennis and volunteering at admission events.

2016 Alumni Spotlight. (L to R) Michele Lauer ’96, Bruce Berk, Gerard Murphy ’98, Edward Bender ’97, and Alumni Council Engagement Committee Chair Kelly Steele Reis ’97 The Alumni Council has made great strides in recent years. It is a vibrant, action-oriented council with the intention of creating a greater connection between current students and alumni. If you have any interest in joining us in these pursuits, please don’t hesitate to reach out no matter where you hail from! I would personally like to thank all the members of the alumni council for their commitment of time and effort to support Derryfield School. The members are: Kelly Steele Reis ’97, Vice Chair, Chair of Engagement Committee Lauren Saidel-Baker ’07, Secretary Lori Evans Alderin ’00, Board of Trustees Liaison Sam Anderson ’17, Senior Class Representative John Arnold ’00, Chair of Nominating Committee Ryan Bielagus ’94 Peter Bielagus ’95 Anne Lucas Durham ’02, Chair of Leadership Committee Joyia Rich Fazelat ’96 Bennett Freeman ’70 Ed Lemire, Faculty Representative Nate Milne ’11 Walt Milne ’82 Dan Muskat ’82 Chris Norwood ’99 Davis Richmond ’86 Lauren Rohlfs ’17, Senior Class Representative Kathleen Rutty-Fey ’87, Chair of Outreach Committee D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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Catching up with the Boelig Brothers me. I poured through anatomy textbooks and the dissector guide and corroborated my new anatomic knowledge with the formalin-fixed tissues before me, marveling at their intricacies and the occasional unexpected pathology— the thickened right ventricle that suggested chronic pulmonary hypertension, or the small hemangioma within the brown flesh of the liver. I carried this experience with me into the operating room as a student and found joy in the challenges—both mental and physical—of operating. My seven years as a general surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania were the hardest and most rewarding years of my life. I learned how to perform complex gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and thoracic surgery, and even spent two years conducting basic science on prenatal stem cell therapies. Most importantly, I had the privilege of caring for a diverse set of patients and was always impressed by their tenacity in the face of illness. L to R: Matt Boelig ’02 and Derek Boelig ’05


e are both very fortunate to have attended Derryfield and being there as siblings made the experience all the more memorable and special. We were able to share experiences in the classroom and learn from each other, the incredible faculty, and our fellow students. Some of our fondest memories together were outside the classroom, like manning the middle infield for the baseball team and playing saxophone together for the jazz band. We are both thankful to reconnect with the Derryfield community and share how being a Cougar has led us down the path to where we are today. Matt Boelig ’02 One unique aspect of being a physician is that we must be lifelong learners. The field of medicine is constantly evolving—knowledge becomes obsolete overnight and is supplanted by the findings of elegant randomized controlled trials, translational research, and basic science. As I look back at four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school, and seven years of general surgery residency, I firmly believe that 62

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my years at Derryfield were some of the most formative. Derryfield was and remains a special place because of its talented students, dedicated faculty, and small class style. The inquisitive mind, work ethic, and knowledge base that I developed at Derryfield have been invaluable to me. Becoming a pediatric surgeon, let alone a physician, was not exactly what I had in mind after graduation from Derryfield. My interest in natural science was fostered by the teaching and mentorship of Dr. Sanford, Mr. Holland, Mr. Bradley, and Mr. Cousineau, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I might apply it. As a freshman at Yale, I impulsively signed up for an EMT-Basic course and was more excited by the material than my actual courses. As I learned about trauma physiology, CPR, and other in-field skills, I quickly realized that I wanted to study medicine and applied myself feverishly to that end. Perhaps the one experience that drove me the most towards surgery was cadaver lab in the first year of medical school at Johns Hopkins. That someone had donated their body to us in the name of education was selfless and beautiful to

I am fortunate to be able to continue my training and will be starting a two-year fellowship in Pediatric General, Thoracic, and Fetal Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. My wife, Dr. Rupsa Boelig, is a fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and we both expect to finish our fellowships in two years. We live with our two year old son, Simon, and our beagle Wolfgang in the City of Brotherly Love. Derek Boelig ’05 At my wedding rehearsal dinner last year, my dad surprised us and our guests by presenting the “life map” I made at Derryfield. It was a riveting ten minutes—there were my dreams of studying astronomy, playing wide receiver for the Patriots, and retiring from football to become an astronaut at age 30. Needless to say, none of that has actually happened, but the event had me reflecting on my time at Derryfield and its influence on my life today­—and much like my “life map,” the last 13 years have been full of unexpected twists and turns. Derryfield was a place that pushed and challenged me, while also always encouraging creativity and critical thinking. After Derryfield, I went on to study Accounting at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and was lucky to meet my wife

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Simeon Kass Cristina there. After receiving my master’s degree, I came to the realization that accounting was not actually for me, and accepted a consulting job in New York City. After five years consulting, I took a risk to join the tech startup world in Manhattan. I ended up entering a relatively new and growing field called Sales Operations managing my company’s CRM (customer relations management) platform, My roles over the past few years have been a blend of technology implementation, sales strategy, and sales enablement/training. I had never heard of any of these things in high school, but they all require a set of core skills that Derryfield helped mold in me: ambition, creative and quick problem solving, relationship building, and most importantly professional adaptivity and flexibility. In the startup world you see and learn new things every day and have to be ready to react and respond with the rest of your team. Having been a part of many spectrums of corporate life, this is where I have happily settled and can imagine plenty of students from Derryfield have and will end up. I have been fortunate to be part of two successful companies and learn how to

support and grow a sales organization. My current company, Yext, Inc., recently went public, which was a truly incredible experience. Cristina and I live in Hoboken, NJ, which is a vibrant little city across the river from Manhattan. Like my years spent at Derryfield, I spend a lot of my free time partaking in activities outside of work. Cristina and I have a dog named Mia and frequently foster puppies while they are looking for a forever home. I’m still playing golf and basketball regularly and have picked up competitive running in the past few years (I hope to run the Boston Marathon in the near future). Derryfield definitely taught me the importance of hard work and balancing life with things I enjoy outside of my day to day. ▪ Matt Boelig ’02, Pediatric General, Thoracic,

and Fetal Surgery Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. ▪ Derek Boelig ’05, Sales Operations Manager at

Boelig Family at Matthew’s Chief Resident Dinner for Completion of his General Surgery Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. (Matt ’02 seated Derek ’05 second from left.)

Simeon “Sim” Kass, a Jewish Parisian, grew up in Paris during the German occupation. His two younger brothers, Rene and Georges, were sent away into hiding, and his parents were rounded up in a raid and sent to Auschwitz. Sim fled to the south of France and survived the occupation. His mother and two young brothers did not survive Auschwitz, and it was not until a reunion of survivors gathered years later that they learned that his brothers and mother were sent to the gas chamber together. As an adult, Sim became a journalist and always carried around a small notebook to jot down musings or phrases he learned. He was a fantastic swimmer, loved to ride his bike, and to garden. He felt that plants remind people of the fragility of mankind and all living organisms, and our duty to protect them all. Sim’s second cousin, Lori Boelig, sent her two boys to Derryfield, and the family first connected with their distant relative in 1993. He instantly became an important part of their family, and in a letter to them he wrote “the spontaneous family feelings you showed me incline me to liberate my heart.” It was in his honor that the Boelig family established the Simeon Kass Award for Writing and Humanistic Inquiry.

March 1999, Matt ’02 and Sim in Versailles during Matt’s Derryfield class trip. D E R RY F I E L D.O R G

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In 2016-2017 we said goodbye to three of Derryfield’s Founders. While we mourn their passing, we celebrate their lives and accomplishments. Arnold J. Cohen of Dedham, formerly of Manchester, NH, died on September 1, 2016. For 66 years, he was the beloved husband of Annebelle (Jacobson) Cohen. Loving father of Ethan and Amy Paller Cohen of IL, Dahn and Claudia Levenson Cohen of Wakefield, Jonathan and Savyon Cohen of Brookline, and Adina and Frank Ziegler of NJ. Adored grandfather of Joshua, Max and Benjamin Cohen, Khari Cohen, and Eliza and Sarah Ziegler. Dear brother of the late Zvi Cohen and Marilyn Perlman; son of the late Eli and Bessie Cohen. Arnold ran The Cohen Camps side-by-side with his wife Annebelle for many years. The Cohen Camps are based on a deep commitment to strengthening the Jewish people through education, community, and connection to Israel. Arnold and Annebelle established a campership program administered through the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. The needs-based program allows Jewish children the opportunity to attend one of the their overnight camps.

Ann Novick Feins died peacefully at the Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehab Facility on November 7, 2016. She was born in Boston, MA, July 16, 1922 to Abraham and Rebecca Novick. A graduate of Simmons College, she met and married Melvin George Feins in Boston in 1945. They moved to Laurence, SC, until 1954 when they moved to Manchester, NH. One of the first of the “back to work moms,” she taught Home Economics at Mt. Saint Mary College and later Nutrition in the nursing program at Saint Anselm College. After her retirement from teaching she worked as a nutritionist at Child Health Services until 2011. Throughout her life, she was the personification of the “never give up” philosophy. She never encountered a problem that she did not firmly believe could be overcome by hard work, ingenuity, and perseverance. Particularly during her final years, she was a constant source of inspiration to her family and friends. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Richard Feins and his wife Ceil Feins of Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. Anita Feins and her husband Dr. Steven Lampert of Boston, MA, and Dr. Robert Feins and his wife Debra Feins of Bedford, NH. She always took great delight in the accomplishments of her grandchildren; Sam Lampert and Jennifer Moisi, Ben and Courtney Lampert, Eric and Katelyn Feins, Jonathan Feins and Courtney Harris, Rachael Feins, Carly Feins, and Madeline Duffy Feins. She is also survived by five wonderful great-grandchildren.

Jean Pinckney (Pinky) Nelson was born June 20, 1922, and died in her sleep on March 31, 2017. Jean was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Mills College in 1944 as a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Music. That same year, she met and married Lt. John G. Nelson Jr. of Manchester, where they eventually settled. They were Founders of The Derryfield School and of Sudden Pitch swimming and tennis club. Jean taught childrens’ art in public schools for several years and also taught at the Currier Gallery Art Center for 34 years. She taught drawing at Notre Dame College for 18 years, and was on the faculty of the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. She was an inveterate gardener. Her garden brought her great joy, and the Paul Parent Sunday morning gardening radio show was her church. She created a lovely home and kept gardening, mowing the lawn, and shoveling snow well into her eighties. She is survived by her son, Jack Nelson, of Little Compton, RI; her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Minzel, of Seattle, WA; her three grandchildren, Cricket Nelson of Miami, FL, Rebeccah Nelson of Trinidad, CA, and Michael Nelson and his wife, Jennifer Booth, of Little Compton, RI; and her great-grandson, Kagan Marks-Nelson, of Trinidad, CA.

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Jean Pinckney Nelson in her beloved garden.

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ast year, Michael Broad ’69 reached out to Director of Alumni Development Alice Handwerk with an interest in making a significant gift to honor his parents. He wanted to give back to a place that has meant so much to him and his family. Michael’s vision was to give a gift that would have an impact for years to come, and inspire Derryfield teachers and students to have access to ideas and opportunities that might not otherwise be available. This aligns with the School’s strategic goal of being an educational leader for our region. With a $100,000 gift, he created the “Muriel and Edward Broad Endowment Fund for Faculty and Student Enrichment” and has joined us as a Second Generation Visionary. Second Generation Visionaries have made a commitment of $100,000 or more to Derryfield’s Thinking Forward Campaign. As many of you know, Derryfield is embarking on what promises to be the most transformative campaign in the School’s history. By reshaping our campus, “Thinking Forward” will elevate the School’s profile in the city, state, and region, and give us the new facilities we need to stay at the forefront of education in the 21st century. We are in the lead phase of this campaign and making wonderful connections with Derryfield leaders from past, present, and future who have been generous in partnering with us on making this campaign a reality. Not only did Michael’s gift make an indelible impact of its own, but when he learned the School was working to meet a challenge from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, he realized that his goals aligned with those of the Foundation’s matching challenge grant. As a result, Michael’s gift leveraged an additional $50,000 from E.E. Ford. These combined funds will transform student and faculty leadership and enrichment.

michael broad Michael Broad ’69 with his father, Edward Broad, at the 2017 Founders’ Day celebration.

We want to thank Michael for this incredible support, as well as his loyalty to Derryfield’s Annual Fund and commitment to funding professional development opportunities for our faculty. It warms our hearts to create and endow a shared vision with donors like Michael and his parents.

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A WINDOW ON DERRYFIELD LIFE Derryfield upper school students travelled once again to Nepal in the spring, as part of the Global Education Program.

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Derryfield Today 2017  

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Derryfield Today 2017  

The magazine of The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH

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