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ANNUAL REPORT 2018 - 2019

and stewarding the promise of each individual to build an engaged learning community.


2018-2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Michael Godshall, Clerk Laura Kinnel, Assistant Clerk Nancy Culleton, Secretary ✯

Lisa Pretecrum, Treasurer

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Olivia Brangan Andrew Garrett

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Anita Jensen Chris Kerr

Peter Rapaport

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Alexis Ridge-Simek Robert Roop

MISSION

Chris Searle Grover Stults George Yarnall Jennifer Zelesko

Buckingham Friends School honors the Light within each person, inspires scholarship and spiritual community,

ADMINISTRATION Paul Lindenmaier Head of School

and instills the value of caring for others and our world.

Melissa Clayton Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Doug Haigh Director of Finance and Operations Katelynn Connolly Director of Advancement Nancy Sandberg Academic Coordinator, Secondary School Placement Coordinator

Contributing Photographers; Todd Trice, Melissa Clayton, Katelynn Connolly, DeeDee Snyder Editor: Katelynn Connolly Design and Production: Brad Wilson Every effort was made to present the information in this publication as accurately as possible. If you notice any errors, omissions, or misrepresentations, please contact Katelynn Connolly at advancement@bfs.org


FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL

As we begin the 225th year at Buckingham Friends School, and on behalf of the students, the faculty, and the staff, I extend heartfelt appreciation to everyone who gave so generously to BFS last year. Your support and participation had a meaningful impact on all that we valued, pursued, and accomplished as a community over the last 12 months. In this year’s Annual Report, we both celebrate our rich history, and look forward to realizing our plans for BFS’s future. When reflecting upon my own education, I recall salient moments that were transformative – each made possible by thoughtful teachers, coaches, and mentors. You also probably remember those occasions when someone took the time to help you to find your way, and they may be moments that you will never forget. An education at Buckingham Friends School is made up of hundreds of these special moments, and our children will, like you, hold them dear for the rest of their lives. You, our donors and valued members of the BFS community, made these moments and the quality of our programs possible. Yes, tuition pays 82% percent of a child’s education, but our donors help pay for the rest. During the 2018-2019 year, 11% percent of BFS’s operating budget came from the annual giving of our community. This means that 11% percent of faculty salaries, program costs, financial aid, campus upkeep, and scores of memorable moments were supported by donors like you. In addition to these annual gifts, special gifts and gifts to endowment help BFS expand its current programs and facilities, ultimately contributing to the long-term stability of the School. This extraordinary support is what makes each year at BFS a success, and the 2018-2019 school year was no exception. As you flip through the pages of this publication, you will be introduced to our new core values statements – what we stand for – while reading testimonials and seeing some of the highlights of the past year. We hope that this report reminds you of your own BFS moments, and demonstrates the deep impact of your generosity. Every single day, I see how many people, regardless of their affiliation with BFS, care deeply about this special school and everything we stand for. Thank you for being a member of our engaged learning community, and for all you do to support BFS. Gratefully yours,

Paul Lindenmaier Head of School

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The final days of the 2018-2019 academic year were filled with great joy, gratitude, and anticipation! Alumni and Eighth Grade parents, Alison Mitchell ’81 and Andrew Garret ’82, addressed the soon-to-be graduates during the traditional Brick Ceremony held on June 4, 2019. Reflecting upon their years at BFS, both guest speakers talked about having a meaningful experience as a student at a school – where individuality is supported and community is celebrated – and the parallel of providing that gift to their own children while experiencing the BFS spirit as a parent. Students were then presented with their personalized brick by Head of School, Paul Lindenmaier and Head of School for the Day, Henry Liddell ’22. Their bricks can now be seen at the front of the school, making their “mark” permanent on campus.

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On the morning of graduation, the community gathered for Meeting for Worship, recalling the year and the overall tone of unity. Following this most central experience of school life, Head of School Paul Lindenmaier took the opportunity to express gratitude to the community during the annual End-of-Year Assembly. With many raucous cheers, clapping, and smiles (and some tears), parent volunteers, faculty, and staff were recognized and thanked for their commitment, service, and dedication to BFS. As the sun began to set, the 2019 graduating class photo was taken in front of the main building before the community gathered once again to recognize and celebrate the seventeen Eighth Grade class graduates in Buckingham Monthly Meeting’s Meetinghouse, formally concluding their time at the school and Buckingham Friends School’s 224th year. Every graduate was individually recognized by a member of the faculty and presented with their diploma. Each Eighth Grader shared their own heartfelt reflections and humorous anecdotes about their experiences at the school. Director of Admissions Melissa Clayton delivered a moving speech filled with personal memories and words of wisdom for the graduates and all attendees to consider. These bright and talented individuals have gone on to attend a variety of independent and public schools including Abington Friends School, Delaware Valley Friends, George School, Germantown Academy, LaSalle College High School, Palisades, Pennington School and Berkeley Carroll School in NY.

What does it mean to be a BFS alum in the best sense? To me, it means so much but especially to be engaged in the world - to use our voices to make things a little better - whether that is in government or charities or other work that is about something more than ourselves. To care about what happens not just to those you know and love, but to the stranger you will never meet or the creatures you’ll never lay eyes upon. And to find reward in that.” –ALISON MITCHELL ’81, Parent

The students, parents, faculty, and alumni are the life blood of this great school. This fall, you will have a fresh canvas, but the next four years are going to go fast so make the most of it – you have an opportunity to change the world.” –ANDREW GARRETT ’82, Parent

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FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2018 - JUNE 30, 2019

It is with much gratitude that we thank the Buckingham Friends School community for their generous and meaningful gifts during the 2018/2019 school year. With a total of $ $424,305.85 raised, we value every gift and your continued support and belief in our mission.

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REVENUE Annual Giving

11%

Tuition and Fees

82%

Endowment Distribution & Other Income

7%

EXPENSES Personnel

67%

Financial Aid

16%

Program & Administrative Exp. 9% Physical Plant & Maintenance

8%


ALL FUNDS COMBINED $30,000+

Andy Kantra and Malaine Reed 110 Commerce Way, Inc.

$20,000 - $29,999

First National Bank of Newtown Ashley Garrett ‘72 Jonathan and Grace Scott

$10,000 - $19,999

Anonymous DiD Agency Group, LLC Susan Hanover Rapaport Family Charitable Trust Matthew and Jennifer Zelesko

$5,000 - $9,999

Henry Grandin Anita Jensen Tom and Colleen Kulzer Yota Palli and Lukas Makris Lisa Pretecrum Waste Management Jeffrey Williams

$2,500 - $4,999

Craig and Shannon Kimmel Mike and Sabrina Liddell Heinrich and Ana Markhoff The Merck Foundation David Mottershead and Andrea Houghton Laura Swanstrom Reece ‘87 Robert N. Roop Neal and Virginia Sigety Robert Sigety Scott Wallace ‘65 George and Anne Yarnall Zoe and Adrian Szasz

$1,000 - $2,499

Anonymous Drew Augenblick Patricia Bonham Center for Financial Strategies Emily and Christopher Colson David and Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 Rae Ann and Kevin Cook Nancy and Terry Culleton Louis and Carol Della Penna John and Susan Eichert Katie and Chris Eler Joe and Sherri Falsetti Friends Council On Education Bonnie and Andrew Garrett ‘80

This list reflects all donations received from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Any gifts received after that date will be recognized in 2019-2020 Annual Report.

James and Danielle Gannon Michael and Christine Godshall H.P. Cadwallader, Inc. The Phillips Family Charitable Fund Nadav and Amy Kaufman Alan Keim Gail Keim Geoff and Laura Kinnel Michael and Widgette Kelly The Kelly Family Giving Fund Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, INC. Marshall Grezlak Financial Planning M&T Bank Lincoln and Julie Merwin Briar Faure Mewbourne ‘81 Organnons Natural Market Jean Partridge Pillmore Family Charitable Trust Harriet Rattner Susan and David Rattner Claire Roche ‘18 Mark Schmukler and Kaitlin Doyle Sigety Family Foundation Susan Smith Kenneth and Margaret Swanstrom T&T Tree Service Inc. Henry Webster-Mellon ‘04 Sara Webster Brooke and Tracey Hanover Williams ‘89 Dorothy and Mike Zelesko

$500 - $999

Addison Wolfe Real Estate Greg Dwornikowski, Realtor Paul Bergquist and Anna Rivkin Dominic Caronello ‘86 Debby Cepparulo Andrew and Katelynn Connolly Karen and Bryan Connolly Ellie and Jim Cusick DeFrehn Roofing Amy Dietterich ‘91 Dornstreich Family Fund Kristen and Jerrod Freund Paul Goldman ‘98 Robert Goldsborough ‘62 David Graham ‘82 Rachel Grassi ‘90 Linda Hart and Nick Sippl Timothy and Christine Houghton Robert and Claire Huffman Hunt & Ayers, P.C. Chris Keep ‘71 and Alison Mitchell ‘81 Alexander Kelly ‘23 Liam Kelly ‘21 David B. Koth

Joe and Nadine Lee Paul and Margaret Lindenmaier John Mason and Kim Kiendl Herman Mihalich and Val Fusco Joan Mook Bethann Morgan ‘77 John and Silvia Napierski Cari Nelson and Karen Roycroft Karen Norris Graham Parker and Ina Howard Parker Taneisha and William Petritis Peddler’s Village PHD Construction Corp Evan Rattner ‘93 Cori Richards-Jones and Roland Jones Marga R. Rogers ‘52 Tom and Kathy Rogers Michael and Susan E. Sadowski Matthew and Tiffany Schmidt Debi Scott Colby Smith and Glenn Cummings DeeDee and Richard Snyder James and Judy Snyder Solebury Friends Meeting Kevin Sopko and Richard Prus-Wisniewski Elizabeth Soskin and Roger Amidon Julie Spears and Eric Kaufmann Leslie and Brian Storms Donald Woods Raymond C. Williams, Jr. Jon and Karen Yerkes

$250 - $499

Anonymous Alliance Bernstein, LP Anne E. O’Day Orthodontics Associated Paving Contractors Jane W. AuWerter Elizabeth Baldi ‘93 Boris and Lisa Becker Bountiful Acres Garden Center Bowie-Gridley Architects Brooke and David Buchanan Cooper Mechanical, Inc. Norm and Eileen Coryell Daniel and Kendra DeHaven Carol Ann Della Penna and Caleb Lentchner Irina Dmitrenko Kirt and Corinne Dobbins Frank Dougherty Laura Downs Michael and Alberta Duncan Mathew Eaton and Carly Mendelssohn Laura Favin and Roger Ernst

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Working with children each day allows me to find the why. Why is this learning important? Why does this work this way? Why should we all contribute to our community? Helping guide this process and support children as they discover the world and find their individual passion is what makes working at BFS inspiring to me. –RACHEL GRIFFIN-SNIPES, First Grade Teacher

inspirational academics We promote academic achievement within an environment of experiential learning to inspire curiosity, creativity, critical and analytical thinking, communication skills, and collaboration. We strive to meet high standards, to remain agile and innovate, and respect individual approaches to thinking and learning.

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Franc Environmental, Inc. Erik and Abigail Galardi Gallop Printing, Inc. Philip W. Garrett-Engele ‘68 Diane Gogel-Boerner Robert and Christine Hale David and Hannelore Hamme Dennis Haupert Jennifer Hill Jos. Finkle & Son, Inc. Nick Kerr ‘96 and Jessica Kasten Laurie R. Coursin Charitable Fund Jody Lee Lipes ‘96 Andrew and Lexi Lowe Logan ‘87 Elizabeth MacNamee Marsha Brown Restaurant Scott and Jamie Marshall Leona Mendelssohn Vanessa Mitchell ‘80 Mark and Kate Mulligan Ralph and Jane Oswald Philip Rosenau Company, Inc. Katharina and Daniel Polka PRN Consultants Jason Ralph and Raegan McClain John and Amy Rieszer Kevin Roche Ryan Rostine Leyla Safavi and Paolo Propato Lydia P. Quill Adam and Jessica Schmucker Corissa Ginsberg Seraydarian ‘87 Ariel Scott Siebe ‘96 Elizabeth Sigety Joseph Simek and Alexis Ridge-Simek Joseph and Rosemary Simek Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s Cody and Julienne Smith Eric and Jaime Steinberger Dorothea Stoveken Grover Stults and Pam Caprio Alexandre and Elena Tchoumandrine Julia and Joe Thomas Randolph and Kimberly Viscio John and Falecia Wasicko Susan Keim Wiggins ‘77 Willis Towers Watson James W. and Kimberly Serge Wilsey Caroline Worsley-Koca and Dursun Koca Susan Wulczyn

$100 - $249

Anonymous (2) Amazon Smile Foundation Andrew Abrams Frances Benson Altman ‘72 Gina Alvarez and Stefan Boublil Satoru and Soomi Amagasu Nancy Amidon Chris and Stacey Antar Bahai International Community Robert and Cheryl Baldi David Barry ‘55 Marie Baudy Armand and Elizabeth Bayardi Carmen Berelson Steve and Nancy Bernardini

Karin Inches Blake ‘55 Melissa Bond Joyce Cushmore Bradley ‘48 Andrew and Ena Bright Citizens Bank Nelson Camp and Alice Maxfield Phillip Cane ‘47 Amanda Carcich Chris Chandor Jr. ‘82 Joshua Charlton ‘88 Anna Resek Chung ‘95 Dr. and Mrs. Neil Cohen Bouzha Cookman ‘71 Brian and Lauren Cortright Malcolm and Elaine Crooks ‘36 Tim and Carla Cunningham Thomas and Marne Dietterich Doylestown Monthly Meeting Jennifer Durbin ‘86 Bill and Janet Eaton Brett and Emily Falk ‘95 Gary Fassler and Gail Munz Fassler Blaise Faure ‘92 Emily Fernberger Chad Foley Laura Spears Foley Amanda Forbes and Bruce Larsen Julie McIntosh Forte ‘92 Elisabeth and Sandy Fraser Jill Frazier ‘94 Doug Friend ‘63 Nancy Galardi James and Deborah Gallagher Janet Gendaszek Samuel Gerth ‘19 Adam and Jennifer Gibson Rosemarie and Donald Gibson Jr. Michael and Anna Gilmore Jaime Ginsberg ‘91 Jay and Donna Ginsberg Ben and Allison Goodman Brian Greenwood ‘09 Jean Greenwood Raouf Grissa and Karen Slattery George and Ann Hackl Sandie Hakos Andrew and Allison Hamilton William and Maureen Harvey Judith Heggestad David Hewitt Robert and Barbara Hillier Linda J. Holton Emily Holton-Roth ‘94 Mary Ingraham Ed and Joy Jackson Olwen and Bill Jarvis Linda Kamel Grace Kantra ‘19 Bob and Suzanne Keel Russ Keep ‘69 Cristen Kelleher and Patrick Darken Mr. Robin Kinnel Lynn Kush Howard and Maria Lashner John Leydon ‘55 Deborah Morgan Luquer ‘54 Simrit Khalsa Lynch ‘03

Sandie Macdonald and Paul Grossman Rusty and Carol MacMullan Don and Lainie Manning Robert and Stephanie McBride John McCarty Elizabeth McGee Kevin McLendon ‘93 Annette White Miller ‘73 Robert and Veronica Mitchell Toby and Juanelle Mochel Kathleen Moeller- Peiffer and Dr. Robert L. Peiffer Jr. Jeff and Susan Moody David Mook Melissa Moreno Christina and Lloyd Moyer ‘92 Kathleen O’Neal and Chris Odom Joyce Paul Lynn Peacock Ethan and Virginia Perry Alan H. Plough ‘69 Alison and Daniel Quill ‘85 Randolph and Marietta Quinby Jim and Diana Resek Dr. Thomas ‘66 and Nancy Richie Arthur Ridge Patricia and John Rieszer Abigail Rizor ‘13 Claude ‘52 and Margaret Robinson Gary Robinson and Amy Whitney Roxana Barry Robinson ‘60 Deborah and Jack Rosenberger Naomi T. Rushton Jenny Salisbury Nancy and Keith Sandberg Chris Searle Jeanne and Frank Serban Larry Shane ‘48 Nancy Shellenberger ‘65 Elizabeth Slim Gareth Smith and Jessica Getz Bernice Farlee Snyder ‘40 Alan Snyder and Roseann Siegl Hillary Spitzer Stephanie AuWerter Stafford ‘84 David Starkey and Stephanie Jones ‘69 Dick Stephenson ‘44 Ian Stevens ‘86 Judith Stoveken Maryann and Terry Swartz Susan Taylor and Michael Murphree Dorothy and Dick Thornton Randall Wallace ‘68 and Janet MacGillivray Wallace Paul Weinstein and Debbie Bernstein Robert and Frances Whitelaw Dr. Paul Wieand Elizabeth and Richard Winslow Subooha Zafar

UP TO $99

Anonymous Susan Attix Heather L. Barnes ‘90 Stacia Barnett ‘90 Frank Barry ‘51 Scott and Katy Baytosh

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Bill Becker ‘18 Pam Brown Benson ‘63 Leah Bergquist ‘26 C. Rodger Biles ‘61 Anita and Frank Bruno Darla Bruno The Builders Republic, LLC Fran Cagle Christopher Camp ‘99 Katherine Camp ‘97 Joshua Carrick ‘90 Margaret and Timothy Carroll Elsa Carter ‘21 Timothy B. and Michele Carter Elizabeth Cepparulo ‘96 Daniel Chang Fanny Custer Clark ‘49 Stephen Clarke and Jennifer Eckfield Lucy Clayton ‘17 Melissa Clayton Alex Cohen ‘95 Gabriella Cook ‘25 Stephanie and Louis Costantino Richard Cox Sarah Crofts ‘87 Abad Cruz and Abigail Santiago Bonnie Darlington Devon DeBari Edward Dempsey and Geraldine Dougherty Kim Dieterichs Blanche Burpee Dohan ‘57 Erik Doman ‘80 Lucy Eldridge Isaac Fahrney ‘25 Joyce Falsetti Blake Faure ‘95 and Jon Ramsay Catherine Brooks Faure ‘85 Judith Floam Sydney Fox Ellis Franklin Mark Funk ‘66 Michael and Jill Gallina Bob and Mary Goldman Dan Goldman ‘02 Rachel Griffin-Snipes Cecilia Grissa ‘00 R.B. Grissa ‘06 Karen Suplee Hallowell Sara Harron ‘99 Christopher Hawn Bruce Henderson and Cynthia Wallace John and Christine Hoenstine Joseph Holbert

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Emily Honer ‘07 Joanna Hurd Tom and Laurie Kaufmann Edward J. Kelly, Jr. Karen Kemp Catherine Kerr ‘00 Cassandra Abbe Kimble ‘50 Sam Kimmel ‘25 Anna and Vladislav Koslovsky Ginny Work Kosoff ‘52 William C. Kuehn ‘57 Dharma Kurz Stacey and Robert Latronica Fionna Lee ‘21 Alexandra Long ‘16 George and Maureen Long Katelyn Long ‘11 Sarah Long ‘14 Mahlon Lovett ‘64 John and Rene Lutz John Pj Maloney Christine Kuehn Malz ‘54 David and Jacqueline Manning Tonia and Robert Maschi John and June Maziarz Christopher McCandless ‘60 Kay Mengers Ken Miller ‘64 Laura Miller and Ben Fraser Margaret Miller ‘93 Jeff Morgan ‘58 Freya Mottershead ‘21 Chip Muir Susan and Timothy Murphy Mary Beth Nyce Samuel Louis Oswald ‘12 Helen Partridge ‘03 Mark Partridge ‘98 Lizy Paul Peter and Karen Pearson Nelson and Christina Peterson George H Plough Bradford and Kristine Quinby Lily Rapaport ‘22 Sevilla and Ruthanne Rhoads Laura Roberts-Sampson Sarah Robinson ‘94 Marshall Rorer ‘86 Katherine A. Rowe ‘65 Alexander T. Ryan ‘96 Henry Vaughan Saunders Emmett Schmucker ‘19 Eleanor Funk Schuster ‘70 Celeste Senneur

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Ami Shah and Div Telwala Kara Gilmore Shaw Valerie Shoulberg Kris Sinisi Rex Smith-Cummings ‘21 MaryAnn Snyder Michael and Marci Snyder Vivi Snyder Shirley St Jean and Jeff Davis Pru Stasikewich ‘64 Stan and Terry Steinberg Margaret and William Tabb Mary Ann Tarantula Laurie Taylor-Teran ‘80 Richard Thornton and Jennifer Guevara Stephanie Thliveris Jessica Toney and Romulus Von Stezelberger Louis Torres Betsy Todd Uhl ‘56 Cynthia Uzzolino Franca C. Warden Shannon Wasel Brian Waterhouse Peggy Richie Weymouth ‘56 Anne Hunt White ‘67 Diane Wiley Madeline L. Wiley ‘09 Greg Worsley Frederick and Pam Wright Nicholas Yarnall Whitney Yarnall ‘01 William Yarnall ‘09 Qaneta and Ahsan Zafar Meredith and Alejandro Zazula Elinor Zelesko ‘25 Ilse and Allen Zinnes Melissa Mook Zuccarini ‘96

UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT Curtis and Cinda Ball Sally Drayer Chris and Cathy Kerr Isabella Tamburrino-Schreiber


individual character

From Kindergarten to 8th Grade, teachers and administrators would listen to me with interest and respect. One can’t understand how important that is for a child. It contributed to self-assurance that’s lasted a lifetime. What a magnificent gift! –SHAUN WORTIS ‘79

and personal integrity We foster originality, honor and encourage each voice, and recognize that the development of an authentic, confident self provides the foundation for realizing personal fulfillment and success as a learner.

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connected community We cultivate a joyful, involved, and inclusive community devoted to kindness, respect, and establishing trust and accountability. Together, we invest in the success and the well being of each child, family, and one another.

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The people I’ve come to know here continue to have a big and important place in my life, and some of the students from my

time here are among my very closest friends to this day. –ALISON MITCHELL ‘81; PARENT

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RESTRICTED GIFTS E.I.T.C. PARTNERS We are grateful to our EITC partners who contributed a total of $72,500 this past year for financial aid to qualified families. EITC is the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program available through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

110 Commerce Way, Inc. Mark and Janice Waldman Center for Financial Strategies Grover Stults and Pam Caprio DiD Agency, LLC First Nat’l Bank of Newtown Philip Rosenau Co. Waste Management

RESTRICTED GIFTS AND GRANTS Anonymous For professional development Andy Kantra and Malaine Reed For financial aid Alan Keim For professional development

TRIBUTE GIFTS Anonymous In honor of Jacob Thomas ‘22 Anonymous In honor of Steve Bernardini Melissa Bond In honor of Millicent B. Bond ‘97 Anita and Frank Bruno In honor of Olivia Cino ‘24 Louis and Carol Della Penna In honor of Julian Lentchner ‘19 Sally Drayer In honor of Grace Nicholas ‘13 Brett and Emily Falk ‘95 In honor of Nils and Katherine Falk Christine B. Faure ‘92 In honor of Barbara Faure In honor of Brittany Faure Booz ‘90 In honor of Evan Booz ‘25 In honor of Olivia Booz ‘27 In honor of Catherine Brooks Faure ‘85 In honor of Blake Faure ‘92 In honor of Rhodes Faure ‘12 In honor of Briar Faure Mewbourne ‘81 In honor of Lylah Ramsay ‘25 In honor of Jerrold Taylor

Sydney Fox For the Zen Garden Jean Partridge For the Zen Garden Helen Partridge For the Zen Garden Mark Partridge For the Zen Garden

Briar Faure Mewbourne ’81 In honor of Brittany Faure Booz ‘90 In honor of Catherine Brooks Faure ‘85 In honor of Christine B. Faure ‘92 In honor of Blake Faure ‘95 James and Deborah Gallagher In honor of Tori Gallagher ‘18 Michael and Anna Gilmore In honor of BFS faculty/staff David Hewitt In honor of Ben Gibson ’21 and Sean Gibson ‘24

Ravdin Fund Grant – Friends Council on Education For consultant support for the Office of Advancement Teacher’s Retirement Fund GrantPhiladelphia Yearly Meeting Committee on Friends Education For BFS faculty pension program

Kathleen O’Neal and Chris Odom In honor of Steve Bernardini Kris Sinisi In honor of Melissa Clayton Elizabeth Slim In honor of Alan Cepparulo The Smith Family In honor of Jean Partridge Maryann and Terrance Swartz In honor of Andrew Bentrim ‘23

Bob and Suzanne Keel In honor of Rex Smith-Cummings ‘21 David B. Koth In honor of Elizabeth Slim Deborah Morgan Luquer ‘54 In honor of Betty Todd Haines Robert and Veronica Mitchell In honor of Frederica Keep ‘19

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IN MEMORY In memory of Diane Partridge Sydney Fox Helen Partridge ‘03 Jean Partridge Mark Partridge ‘98 Claire Roche ‘18 In memory of Sarra Yole and Isabel Donaldson Andrew Abrams In memory of Charles H. Cane Phillip Cane ‘47

JEM FUND

(Joint Environmental Mission) The Builders Republic, LLC Timothy B. and Michele Carter David and Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 Rae Ann and Kevin Cook Michael David and Marci Snyder Kirt and Corinne Dobbins Mathew Eaton and Carly Mendelssohn Emily Fernberger Laura Spears Foley Amanda Forbes and Bruce Larsen James and Danielle Gannon Ben and Allison Goodman Linda Hart and Nick Sippl Robert and Claire Huffman Jennifer Hill

THE ART OF CELEBRATION This year’s auction fundraising event, with all net proceeds going to support financial aid, was held on Friday, March 29th at HollyHedge Estate, New Hope. Our donors, sponsors, and supporters helped to make the event a huge success, and raised $91,031.00. Thank you! Committee Colby Smith, Auction Chair Widgette Kelly, Co-Chair Sabrina Lidell, Co-Chair Carly Mendelssohn, Co-Chair DeeDee Snyder, Co-Chair Emily Colson

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In memory of Chad Peacock ‘90 Janet Gendaszek In memory of Brett Grandin Henry Grandin In memory of Sarah Mook The Mook Family In memory of Betty Todd Haines Marga R. Rogers In memory of Joe and Terry Shane Larry Shane ‘48

In memory of Barbara Darlington Garrett Susan K. Attix Margaret and Timothy Carroll Bonnie Darlington Lincoln and Julie Merwin In memory of Wilford Saunders Bahai International Community Elizabeth McGee Celeste Senneur Margaret and William Tabb Mary Ann Tarantula Henry Vaughan Saunders Elizabeth and Richard Winslow

Richard Thornton and Jennifer Guevara Cori Richards-Jones and Roland Jones Andy Kantra and Malaine Reed Nadav and Amy Kaufman Chris Keep ‘71 and Alison Mitchell ‘81 Gail Keim Michael and Dorothea Kelly Anna and Vladislav Koslovsky Mike and Sabrina Liddell Andrew and Lexi Lowe Logan ‘87 Tonia and Robert Maschi Melissa Moreno David Mottershead and Andrea Houghton Susan and Timothy Murphy Sevilla and Ruthanne Rhoads Mark Schmukler and Kaitlin Doyle

Kevin Sopko and Richard Prus-Wisniewski Yota Palli and Lukas Makris Debi Scott Jeanne and Frank Serban Joseph Simek and Alexis Ridge-Simek Joseph and Rosemary Simek Eric and Jaime Steinberger Leslie and Brian Storms Zoe and Adrian Szasz Alexandre and Elena Tchoumandrine Julia and Joe Thomas Jessica Toney and Romulus VonStezelberger James W. and Kimberly Serge Wilsey

Laura Favin Lexi Logan Jacquelin Manning Malaine Reed Zoe Szasz Tracey Williams Caroline Worsley-Koca Jennifer Zelesko

Special Thanks to: Brooke Buchanan Melissa Clayton Richard Cox Frank Dougherty Elisa Markoff Lincoln Merwin Lloyd Moyer Nancy Sandberg Kara Gilmore Shaw Laura Swanstrom Reece ‘87

Community Partners Heart & Soul Photography HollyHedge Estate Joshua M. Katz Mesa Tyler Startzel The UPS Store, New Hope Brad Wilson, Art Director Wonderful World of Wines

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The base I got at BFS reminds me to be kind, collaborate well with others, to appreciate the outdoors and physical activity, and every now and then to take a moment of silence.

–ANNA RESEK CHUNG ‘95

caring for others

Guided by the principles of friendship, we educate young citizens and awaken a strong local and global consciousness, a commitment to peace, and an ability to understand and contribute meaningfully and substantively to our diverse changing world. ANNUAL REPORT

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We are the caretakers of our environment. We do not own the land we walk on, the sky is not solely for us to gaze upon, it is for all of life to enjoy. Everyone shares its resources, and as we take from it, we must also give back. It is our eternal responsibility to give service to the place we call home. I do this by cleaning up my local canal, and by trying not to use plastic. The environment has always been something I’ve been concerned about, and I’m so glad BFS takes strides to educate us on how to help care for the world we all reside on.

–ANNALISE HOUGHTON ‘20

stewards of our world

We engage community members in service work and teach the importance and responsibility of environmental sustainability. We believe it is essential to connect, collaborate, and make a positive impact on our world for present and future generations.

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SHAKESPEARE SPONSOR $1,000 H.P. Cadwallader, Inc. Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, Inc. Marshall Grezlak Financial Planning M&T Bank T&T Tree Service Inc.

MAYA ANGELOU SPONSOR $500 DeFrehn Roofing DiD Agency Group, LLC Addison Wolfe Real Estate Greg Dwornikowski, Realtor Hunt & Ayres, P.C. Organnons Natural Market Peddler’s Village PHD Construction Corp.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SPONSOR $250 Anne O’Day Orthodontics Associated Paving Contractors Bountiful Acres Garden Center Bowie-Gridley Architects Buckingham Pizza Cooper Mechanical, Inc. Franc Environmental Inc. Gallop Printing, Inc. Jos. Finkle & Son, Inc. Paul and Margaret Lindenmaier Marsha Brown Restaurant PRN Consultants Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s Reece Worldwide Travel Willis Towers Watson

PADDLE RAISE DONATIONS Marie Baudy Paul Bergquist and Anna Rivkin Brooke and David Buchanan David and Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 Karen and Bryan Connolly Rae Ann and Kevin Cook Nancy and Terry Culleton Jean Greenwood Carol Ann Della Penna and Caleb Lentchner Kirt and Corinne Dobbins Katie and Chris Eler James and Danielle Gannon Bonnie and Andrew Garrett ‘80 Michael and Christine Godshall Jennifer Hill Anita Jensen Nadav and Amy Kaufman Chris Keep ‘71 and Alison Mitchell ‘81 The Kelly Family Giving Fund

Geoff and Laura Kinnel Tom and Colleen Kulzer Herman Mihalich and Val Fusco Yota Palli and Lukas Makris Peter and Elisa A. Rapaport Robert N. Roop Cari Nelson and Karen Roycroft Matthew and Tiffany Schmidt Adam and Jessica Schmucker Neil and Virginia Sigety Joseph Simek and Alexis Ridge-Simek Colby Smith and Glenn Cummings Zoe and Adrian Szasz John and Falecia Wasicko George and Anne Yarnall Richard A. Yarnall Subooha Zafar Dorothy and Mike Zelesko Matthew and Jennifer Zelesko

GIFTS IN KIND The Aaron Burr House Bed and Breakfast Amanda Layre’s Fine Art Studio Brandywine River Museum of Art Briarwood Day Camp Buckingham Friends School Bucks County Playhouse Caleb’s American Kitchen Canon Solutions America Rae Ann Cook Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Harry DeBari and Nancy Hom Carol Ann Della Penna Gloria Denoon Irina Dmitrenko Doylestown Rock Gym Alberta Duncan Euphoria Studio Frame-Tech The Fudge Shoppe Abigail Galardi Greg Gaskey Jennifer Gibson Michael Godshall Rachel Griffin-Snipes Susan Hanover Dennis Haupert Deborah Heiligman Jennifer Hill Cally Iden ‘94 Jacob Bright Photography Anita Jensen Jumpstart Kids Keenan Motors Mercedes- Benz, Doylestown Keith Sandberg Custom Woodworking Caroline Worsley-Koca Marci Koko Snyder Kevin C. Sopko, Company Perfect La Chele Medical Aesthetics Lahaska Bookshop

Betty MacNamee Laura Swanstrom Reece ‘87 Lexi Lowe Logan ‘87 Linda Kamel Lloyd Moyer ‘92 Malaine Reed Malaine Reed, Grace Kantra, and Andy Kantra Elisa Markhoff The Markhoff Family Marsha Brown Restaurant Christopher McCall John McFadden and Lisa Kabnick Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle Mesa Lifestyle Mill Ballet School David and Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 Nancy Sandberg None Such Farm Market OAR Studio Orange Theory Fitness Organnons Natural Market Yota Palli and Lukas Makris Jean Partridge Peter Pearson Pierre’s Chocolates Stephanie Pindyck-Constantino and Louis Costantino The Salt House Saxbys Peddler’s Village Tiffany Schmidt Isabella Tamburrino-Schreiber Serenity Day Spa- Doylestown Susan Snipes Wells Elizabeth Soskin South Paradiso Leather Sphericality Hillary Spitzer Stockton Fine Wine and Spirits Theatre Arts Center Tile Gallerie Vibrant Home with Courtney Donnelly Sara Webster Henry Webster-Mellon ‘04 Benjamin Weiner ‘03 Susan Keim Wiggins ‘77 Tracey Hanover Williams ‘89 Williams Family Puppies Winterthur David J. Witchell Jennifer and Matt Zelesko *Thank you to all of the parents and families who participated in the silent auction by providing donations for their class basket/ gift.

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2018 GLOWGA AND SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL These two events serve as great opportunities for community building and, in 2018, collectively raised $7,492.00 to benefit the operating budget of Buckingham Friends School. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following volunteer leaders and businesses for making this possible: Dragonfly Yoga Studio Alexis Ridge-Simek Joseph Simek J. Colby Smith Maria Shankin, Snowflake Chair Catherine Bentrim Brittany Faure Booz ‘90 Richard Cox Courtney Donnelly Bonnie Garrett Jacqueline Manning Carly Mendelssohn None Such Farm Market Giant Food Stores Golden Pheasant Inn Matthew and Tiffany Schmidt DeeDee Snyder Marci Snyder Elizabeth Soskin Zoe Szasz Theatre Arts Center Caroline Worsley-Koca

OTHER OPERATING SUPPORT AND GIFTS IN-KIND Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Caleb’s American Kitchen Golden Pheasant Inn Mr. Irwin Linder Organnons Natural Market Elizabeth MacNamee Anita Jensen The Market at DelVal Debi Scott

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ENDOWMENT GIFTS

JAMES IDEN SMITH FUND

Buckingham Friends School invests its endowment funds with Friends Fiduciary, whose practices are in unity with Friend’s views on peace, social justice and the environment. The value of the Buckingham Friends School endowment was $5,250,100.00 as of June 30, 2019.

Established in 1998, this fund provides financial aid to a Quaker student each year based upon merit, and secondarily, financial need. Applicants are considered based upon recommendations from the Clerk of their Monthly Meeting and other Friends who know the student.

Endowment Funds provide long-lasting financial security and stability for the school. Contributions are permanently invested, the principal of these funds remain intact, and the School draws from the interest and dividends to support donor – directed causes. We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions that will create a perpetual source of income and an enduring gift to Buckingham Friends School. GENERAL ENDOWMENT Boris and Lisa Becker Jonathan and Grace Scott John and Falecia Wasicko Jon and Karen Yerkes

FACULTY ENRICHMENT ENDOWMENT Established to provide necessary funds for advanced study, seminars, workshops and training for the ongoing professional development of BFS faculty. Samuel Gerth ‘19

FINANCIAL AID ENDOWMENT FOR QUAKER CHILDREN Drew Augenblick

BUCKINGHAM FRIENDS SCHOOL

Bethann Morgan ‘77

SARAH MOOK FUND Sarah was a BFS 3rd grader when she died of a heart condition that had gone undetected from birth. A scholarship fund was named in her honor to help make BFS affordable to a broad spectrum of students and to memorialize her life. Joan Mook Abigail Rizor ‘13

GORDON G. AND ALLAIRE WALLACE FUND The Wallace Family established this fund in 2001 in memory of Gordon and Allaire, mother and sister of the Wallace brothers, all BFS ‘60s graduates. The fund augments the school’s existing scholarship fund. Scott Wallace ‘65

ELISA WATSON MEMORIAL FUND Jonathan and Grace Scott

GRANDPARENTS FINANCIAL AID FUND Linda J. Holton


I am always so impressed with how the children treat each other, truly care for one another and also for themselves. From “filling buckets” in Kindergarten to self selecting to take time at the quiet table in 2nd grade, I know that my child is learning to listen to his inner voice, not just in the Meetinghouse. –CARLY MENDELSSOHN, PARENT

spirituality and wellness We embrace the quality of our spiritual community and strive to ensure the physical, social, and emotional health of each person. Our intention is to encourage self-awareness, mindfulness, confidence, empathy, and compassion. We understand that a sustained, balanced approach is vital to being a healthy and productive individual and member of society. ANNUAL REPORT

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ANNUAL FUND We would like to thank all of our community members who supported the Annual Fund in 2018/19 and collectively contributed over $160,000.00 to benefit the School. PARTICIPATION BY GROUP: * Contributed 10 or more years, ** Contributed 20 or more years, + Gift was matched, Blue names designated all or part of gift for employee salaries

SCHOOL BOARD Participation: 100%

Olivia Brangan Nancy Culleton ** Andrew Garrett ‘80 Michael Godshall * Anita Jensen * Chris Kerr ** Laura Kinnel * Kathleen Moeller- Peiffer Lisa Pretecrum * Peter Rapaport Alexis Ridge-Simek Robert N. Roop ** Chris Searle Grover Stults * George Yarnall *+ Jennifer Zelesko *

FACULTY AND STAFF

Rachel Griffin-Snipes Dennis Haupert * Mary Ingraham * Linda Kamel * Karen Kemp Dharma Kurz Paul Lindenmaier Elizabeth MacNamee ** Tonia Maschi Chip Muir Mary Beth Nyce Jean Partridge ** Ryan Rostine Nancy Sandberg ** Kara Gilmore Shaw Kris Sinisi DeeDee Snyder Hillary Spitzer * Isabella Tamburrino-Schreiber * Stephanie Thliveris

Participation: 94%

CURRENT PARENT

Marie Baudy ** Steve Bernardini ** Fran Cagle Melissa Clayton * Katelynn Connolly Lauren Cortright Richard Cox Frank Dougherty * Laura Downs Sydney Fox ** Jennifer Gibson

Anonymous Gina Alvarez and Stefan Boublil Paul Bergquist and Anna Rivkin Stephen Clarke and Jennifer Eckfield David and Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 ** Andrew and Katelynn Connolly Rae Ann and Kevin Cook Norm and Eileen Coryell Abad Cruz and Abigail Santiago Daniel and Kendra DeHaven

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Participation: 78%

BUCKINGHAM FRIENDS SCHOOL

Carol Ann Della Penna and Caleb Lentchner Irina Dmitrenko Kirt and Corinne Dobbins Mathew Eaton and Carly Mendelssohn Katie and Chris Eler Joe and Sherri Falsetti Laura Favin and Roger Ernst Emily Fernberger + Chad Foley Laura Spears Foley Amanda Forbes and Bruce Larsen Erik and Abigail Galardi Bonnie and Andrew Garrett ‘80 Adam and Jennifer Gibson Ben and Allison Goodman Linda Hart and Nick Sippl Christopher Hawn Robert and Claire Huffman Joanna Hurd Anita Jensen * Andy Kantra and Malaine Reed Nadav and Amy Kaufman Chris Keep ‘71 and Alison Mitchell ‘81 * Michael and Widgette Kelly Craig and Shannon Kimmel Tom and Colleen Kulzer Howard and Maria Lashner Joe and Nadine Lee Mike and Sabrina Liddell Andrew and Lexi Lowe Logan ‘87 David and Jacqueline Manning Heinrich and Ana Markhoff Scott and Jamie Marshall


Tonia and Robert Maschi Laura Miller and Ben Fraser Melissa Moreno David Mottershead and Andrea Houghton + Christina and Lloyd Moyer ‘92 Mark and Kate Mulligan Yota Palli and Lukas Makris Graham Parker and Ina Howard Parker Nelson and Christina Peterson Taneisha and William Petritis Peter and Elisa A. Rapaport Cori Richards-Jones and Roland Jones John and Amy Rieszer Laura Roberts-Sampson Leyla Safavi and Paolo Propato Michael and Susan E. Sadowski Matthew and Tiffany Schmidt + Adam and Jessica Schmucker * Mark Schmukler and Kaitlin Doyle Debi Scott Jeanne and Frank Serban Kara Gilmore Shaw Joseph Simek and Alexis Ridge-Simek Colby Smith and Glenn Cummings Gareth Smith and Jessica Getz DeeDee and Richard Snyder Michael and Marci Snyder Kevin Sopko and Richard Prus-Wisniewski Elizabeth Soskin and Roger Amidon Julie Spears and Eric Kaufmann Eric and Jaime Steinberger Leslie and Brian Storms Zoe and Adrian Szsaz Alexandre and Elena Tchoumandrine Julia and Joe Thomas

Richard Thornton and Jennifer Guevara Jessica Toney and Romulus Von Stezelberger Louis Torres Randolph and Kimberly Viscio Brooke and Tracey Hanover Williams ‘89 * James W. and Kimberly Serge Wilsey Caroline Worsley-Koca and Dursun Koca Subooha Zafar Meredith and Alejandro Zazula Matthew and Jennifer Zelesko *

CURRENT STUDENTS Leah Bergquist ‘26 Gabriella Cook ‘25 Isaac Fahrney ‘25 Maddie Huffman ‘26 Grace Kantra ‘19 Alexander Kelly ‘23 Liam Kelly ‘21 Sam Kimmel ‘25 Freya Mottershead ‘21 Lily Rapaport ‘23 Emmett Schmucker ‘19 Rex Smith-Cummings ‘21 Eli Snyder ‘21 Elinor Zelesko ‘25

CURRENT GRANDPARENTS Participation: 33%

Anonymous (2) Nancy Amidon Patricia Bonham Anita and Frank Bruno Karen and Bryan Connolly Louis and Carol Della Penna * Bill and Janet Eaton Elisabeth and Sandy Fraser Nancy Galardi Michael and Jill Gallina Rosemarie and Donald Gibson Jr. Michael and Anna Gilmore Henry Grandin David and Hannelore Hamme Susan Hanover ** David Hewitt Tom and Laurie Kaufmann Bob and Suzanne Keel Alan Keim ** Gail Keim ** Edward J. Kelly, Jr. Sandie Macdonald and Paul Grossman John PJ Maloney Don and Lainie Manning Leona Mendelssohn Robert and Veronica Mitchell * Susan and Timothy Murphy Lynn Peacock Arthur Ridge Patricia and John Rieszer Deborah and Jack Rosenberger Naomi T. Rushton

ANNUAL REPORT

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Joseph and Rosemary Simek Alan Snyder and Roseann Siegl James and Judy Snyder MaryAnn Snyder Stan and Terry Steinberg Shirley St. Jean and Jeff Davis Dorothea Stoveken Judith Stoveken Maryann and Terry Swartz Robert and Patricia Szczypkowski Dorothy and Dick Thornton Robert and Frances Whitelaw Donald Woods Greg Worsley Qaneta and Ahsan Zafar Dorothy and Mike Zelesko * Ilse and Allen Zinnes

ALUMNI

Participation: 15%

30S

Malcolm and Elaine Crooks ‘36 *

40S

Bernice Farlee Snyder ‘40 ** Dick Stephenson ‘44 * Phillip Cane ‘47 * Joyce Cushmore Bradley ‘48 Larry Shane ‘48 * Fanny Custer Clark ‘49 **

50S

Anonymous ** Cassandra Abbe Kimble ‘50 * Frank Barry ‘51 Ginny Work Kosoff ‘52 ** Claude Robinson ‘52 Marga R. Rogers ‘52 Deborah Morgan Luquer ‘54 ** Christine Kuehn Malz ‘54 * Karin Inches Blake ‘55 * John Leydon ‘55 ** David Barry ‘55 * Betsy Todd Uhl ‘56 ** Peggy Richie Weymouth ‘56 ** Blanche Burpee Dohan ‘57 William C. Kuehn ‘57 ** Jeff Morgan ‘58 *

60S

Christopher McCandless ‘60 * Roxana Barry Robinson ‘60 C. Rodger Biles ‘61 ** Robert Goldsborough ‘62 ** Laurie Rendall Coursin ‘63 ** Laurie R. Coursin Charitable Fund Pam Brown Benson ‘63 Doug Friend ‘63 * Mahlon Lovett ‘64 Pru Stasikewich ‘64 * Ken Miller ‘64 ** Katherine A. Rowe ‘65 * Nancy Shellenberger ‘65 Mark Funk ‘66 * Thomas L. Richie ‘66 **

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Anne Hunt White ‘67 ** Philip W. Garrett-Engele ‘68 Randall Wallace ‘68 ** Stephanie Jones ‘69 * Russ Keep ‘69 * Alan H. Plough ‘69 **

70S

Eleanor Funk Schuster ‘70 * Bouzha Cookman ‘71 * Chris Keep ‘71 * Frances Benson Altman ‘72 ** Ashley Garrett ‘72 ** Annette White Miller ‘73 ** Susan Keim Wiggins ‘77 * Bethann Morgan ‘77 **

80S

Erik Doman ‘80 * Vanessa Mitchell ‘80 ** Laurie Taylor-Teran ‘80 * Andrew Garrett ‘80 Briar Faure Mewbourne ‘81 * Alison Mitchell ‘81 * Chris Chandor Jr. ‘82 * David Graham ‘82 * Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 ** Stephanie AuWerter Stafford ‘84 Catherine Brooks Faure ‘85 * Alison and Daniel Quill ‘85 * Dominic Caronello ‘86 Jennifer Durbin ‘86 * Marshall Rorer ‘86 * Ian Stevens ‘86 * Lexi Lowe Logan ‘87 Laura Swanstrom Reece ‘87 ** Corissa Ginsberg Seraydarian ‘87 Sarah Crofts ‘87 ** Joshua Charlton ‘88 * Tracey Hanover Williams ‘89 * Elijah Dornstreich ‘89 +

90S

Anonymous Heather L. Barnes ‘90 * Joshua Carrick ‘90 Stacia Barnett ‘90 Rachel Grassi ‘90 Fresh Turns Fund Amy Dietterich ‘91 Jaime Ginsberg ‘91 Lloyd Moyer ‘92 Blaise Faure ‘92 Julie McIntosh Forte ‘92 Elizabeth Baldi ‘93 Kevin McLendon ‘93 Margaret Miller ‘93 Evan Rattner ‘93 * Jill Frazier ‘94 Emily Holton-Roth ‘94 Sarah Robinson ‘94 * Anna Resek Chung ‘95 * Alex Cohen ‘95 * Emily Falk ‘95 Elizabeth Cepparulo ‘96 Nick Kerr ‘96 and Jessica Kasten *

BUCKINGHAM FRIENDS SCHOOL

Jody Lee Lipes ‘96 Melissa Mook Zuccarini ‘96 Alexander T. Ryan ‘96 * Ariel Scott Siebe ‘96 * Katherine Camp ‘97 * Paul Goldman ‘98 Mark Partridge ‘98 Christopher Camp ‘99 * Sara Harron ‘99

00S

Cecilia Grissa ‘00 * Catherine Kerr ‘00 * Whitney Yarnall ‘01 Dan Goldman ‘02 Simrit Khalsa Lynch ‘03 Lizy Paul ‘03 Helen Partridge ‘03 Henry Webster ‘04 R.B. Grissa ‘06 * Emily Honer ‘07 Brian Greenwood ‘09 Madeline L. Wiley ‘09 William Yarnall ‘09

10S

Katelyn Long ‘11 Rhodes Faure ‘12 Samuel Louis Oswald ‘12 Sarah Long ‘14 Sam Quill ‘15 Alexandra Long ‘16 Lucy Clayton ‘17 Jacob Quill ‘17 Bill Becker ‘18 Claire Roche ‘18

PARENTS OF ALUMNI Participation: 23%

Gina Alvarez and Stefan Boublil Satoru and Soomi Amagasu Jane W. AuWerter * Robert and Cheryl Baldi ** Curtis and Cinda Ball * Armand and Elizabeth Bayardi * Boris and Lisa Becker + Carmen Berelson * Steve and Nancy Bernardini ** Melissa Bond Nelson Camp and Alice Maxfield ** Debby Cepparulo * Daniel Chang ** Melissa Clayton * Dr. and Mrs. Neil Cohen ** David and Nancy Keim Comley ‘83 ** Laurie Rendall Coursin ‘63 ** Laurie R. Coursin Charitable Fund Malcolm and Elaine Crooks ‘36 * Nancy and Terry Culleton ** Daniel and Kendra DeHaven Carol Ann Della Penna and Caleb Lentchner Edward Dempsey and Geraldine Dougherty * Kim Dieterichs


Thomas and Marne Dietterich * Kirt and Corinne Dobbins Sally Drayer * Michael and Alberta Duncan * John and Susan Eichert * Lucy Eldridge * Joe and Sherri Falsetti Joyce Falsetti * Gary Fassler and Gail Munz Fassler * Catherine Brooks Faure ‘85 * Judith Floam ** Sydney Fox ** James and Deborah Gallagher + Jay and Donna Ginsberg Michael and Christine Godshall * Diane Gogel-Boerner * Bob and Mary Goldman * Raouf Grissa and Karen Slattery ** George and Ann Hackl ** Robert and Christine Hale * Karen Suplee Hallowell Andrew and Allison Hamilton ** Susan Hanover ** William and Maureen Harvey ** Bruce Henderson and Cynthia Wallace ** Robert and Barbara Hillier * John and Christine Hoenstine * Anita Jensen * The Phillips Family Charitable Fund ** David Starkey and Stephanie Jones ‘69 * Alan Keim ** Gail Keim ** Chris and Cathy Kerr ** Geoff and Laura Kinnel * Lynn and Reid Kush John and Rene Lutz John Mason and Kim Kiendl * George and Maureen Long * Bob and Stephanie McBride ** Kay Mengers * Lincoln and Julie Merwin ** Herman Mihalich and Val Fusco ** Ken Miller ‘64 ** Robert and Veronica Mitchell * Jeff and Susan Moody * David Mook The Mook Family David Mottershead and Andrea Houghton + John and Silvia Napierski ** Karen Norris Kathleen O’Neal and Chris Odom Ozzie and Jane Oswald * Jean Partridge ** Joyce Paul ** Peter and Karen Pearson ** Ethan and Virginia Perry * Pillmore Family Charitable Trust * George and Louann Plough * Katharina and Daniel Polka ** Lisa Pretecrum * Alison and Daniel Quill ‘85 * Lydia P. Quill * Bradford and Kristine Quinby * Randolph and Marietta Quinby Harriet Rattner

Susan and David Rattner ** Jim and Diana Resek ** Gary Robinson and Amy Whitney ** Tom and Kathy Rogers ** Robert N. Roop ** Nancy and Keith Sandberg ** Adam and Jessica Schmucker * Jonathan and Grace Scott ** Elizabeth Sigety * Robert Sigety Susan Smith Grover Stults and Pam Caprio * Kenneth and Peg Swanstrom * Randall Wallace ‘68 and Janet MacGillivray Wallace ** Franca C. Warden Sara Webster ** Paul Weinstein and Debbie Bernstein ** Dr. Paul Wieand * Diane Wiley ** Jeffrey Williams ** Frederick and Pam Wright George and Anne Yarnall * + Jon and Karen Yerkes * Matthew and Jennifer Zelesko *

GRANPARENTS OF ALUMNI Ellie and Jim Cusick Louis and Carol Della Penna * Jean Greenwood Alan Keim ** Gail Keim ** Mr. Robin Kinnel * Lydia P. Quill * Sigety Family Foundation Elizabeth Slim ** Susan Taylor and Michael Murphree Raymond C. Williams, Jr. * Richard A. Yarnall Dorothy and Mike Zelesko *

FORMER FACULTY AND STAFF Andrew Abrams * Scott and Katy Baytosh * Sarah Crofts ’87 ** Michael and Alberta Duncan * Janet Gendaszek Sandie Hakos * Judith Heggestad ** Joseph Holbert Olwen and Bill Jarvis ** David B. Koth ** Rusty and Carol MacMullan Herman Mihalich and Val Fusco * Lincoln and Julie Merwin ** Toby and Juanelle Mochel * Peter and Karen Pearson ** Ethan and Virginia Perry * Elizabeth Slim ** Diane Wiley ** George and Anne Yarnall * +

FRIENDS OF BFS Susan Attix Drew Augenblick * Bahai International Community Brooke and David Buchanan Margaret and Timothy Carroll Tim and Carla Cunningham ** Bonnie Darlington Devon DeBari Doylestown Monthly Meeting * John and June Maziarz Elizabeth McGee Jason Ralph and Raegan McClain * Henry Vaughan Saunders Celeste Senneur The Smith Family Solebury Friends Meeting Vivi Snyder Mary Ann Tarantula Margaret and William Tabb Brian Waterhouse + Elizabeth and Richard Winslow Nicholas Yarnall

MATCHING GIFTS AND CORPORATE DONORS AbbVie Inc. Alliance Bernstein, LP Amazon Smile Foundation Citizens Bank ETS Cares The Merck Foundation * PRN Consultants Solebury Friends Meeting ** Note: While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this report, if you feel there has been an error, please accept our sincere apology and notify the Advancement Office so that we may correct our records.


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ESTABLISHED IN 1794 BY THE BUCKINGHAM MONTHLY MEETING, Buckingham Friends School has served students in its current location for 225 years. The School’s mission “Buckingham Friends School honors the Light within each person, inspires scholarship and spiritual community, and instills the value of caring for others and our world”. The Board of Buckingham Friends School is composed of members from Buckingham, Solebury, Wrightstown, Doylestown Monthly Meetings, members of the Bucks Quarterly Meeting, parents of current students, and members of the community at large. The School is accredited through the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). In the 2018-2019 school year, Buckingham Friends School served 148 students in grades Kindergarten through eight.

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