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Great teachers inspire

Great futures 2011-12 Annual Report


Mission Statement

A foundation for the future The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW) is a Catholic elementary school in downtown Chicago that provides an academically excellent, values-oriented education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a child-centered urban environment. As a keystone of its diverse community, FXW provides needs-based scholarships to thirty percent of its students. FXW partners with its families, nurtures faith development for its Catholic students and engages all its students to learn about and respect other faith traditions. FXW uses a rigorous curriculum that enables students to grow, clarify their values, and develop decisionmaking skills and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the world they will inherit.

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751 North State St., Chicago, IL 60654 P (312) 466-0700 F (312) 337-7180 www.fxw.org


TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Frances Xavier Warde School 2 Mission Statement 4

Letter from Head of School

5 Letter from Chair of the Board of Trustees 6 What Makes a Great Teacher? 7 The Physics of Roller Coasters 8 Planning With a Goal in Mind 9 A Passion for Learning 10 A Song in Their Hearts 11 Success Through Exhaustive Planning 12 Learning from Our Mistakes 13 Parent Group Report 14 Parents at the Heart (PATH) Report 15 Alumni Association 16 Mother Frances Xavier Warde Day 17 Social Service Report 18 The Association of the Christian Faithful 19 High School Report 20 The FXW Strategic Plan 21 TerraNova Results 22 The Financial Report 23 The Board of Trustees 23 FXW Annual Fund

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Letter from Head of School

Dear Family, For the past six years, I have had the privilege of working with a talented and dedicated team of teachers who regularly amaze and inspire me. Without exception, the teachers at FXW are able to create a sense of excitement about learning that our students will carry with them for a lifetime. In these pages you will find the stories of some truly great teachers who inspire our children to believe in themselves and to dare to try hard things. They are accomplished in their fields and always at the forefront of learning about their craft. They engage the whole family in working towards a student’s success and are living examples of the connection between good work habits and high achievement. They inspire students to thrive on high expectations and to learn for the joy of it. They remind our students to be generous of heart and to appreciate all of the gifts with which they have been blessed. This past year, seventeen of our teachers earned their Master’s degrees, bringing the total percent of FXW teachers with a graduate degree or in graduate school to 90%. Their educational experiences brought a whole new energy to our teaching community and enhanced our discussions about how to better design authentic and meaningful learning experiences for our children. We will continue to expand career and leadership opportunities like these; opportunities that allow teachers to develop their practice, foster a school culture that encourages collaboration with their colleagues, and empowers them with the autonomy to innovate and thrive, because we know that great teachers inspire great futures.

Mary Reiling Head of The Frances Xavier Warde School

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Letter from Chair of Board

Dear Friends, Working closely with the faculty at FXW, I have seen firsthand the inspiring effects of teachers who lead our school in shaping innovative classroom techniques. As the Chairman of the FXW Board of Trustees, I am proud that in just over 20 years, FXW has emerged as one of the top private Catholic schools in the nation. We know, however, that FXW must continue to update and improve its rigorous academic program to ensure relevance in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world. This past year, the Board approved a strategic plan, which will serve as our roadmap for the next five years. (A list of the key goals in the FXW Strategic Plan for 2012-2017 can be found on page 20 of this Annual Report). As part of this plan, we have embarked on a thorough review of the FXW curriculum, which will be completed by the end of the 2013 school year. Already, we have implemented key changes to our math curriculum. We upgraded our Kindergarten math program to provide students with a stronger start to math and made the 6th grade program more rigorous. We have also added an accelerated algebra option to the 8th grade curriculum for students who are ready for a greater challenge.

This past summer we saw the repair of the roof, the addition of an enhanced life safety system and the replacement of the gym floor at the Holy Name Cathedral campus. We expect additional enhancements to our physical space in the coming years. Many of these upgrades to our curriculum and physical space would not have been possible without your support, and for that, we thank you. This annual report expounds upon the qualities that make an FXW education so special, so unique, and so deserving of our ongoing support. The future of FXW will require the active participation and enthusiasm of our entire community, and I look forward to sharing this journey with each of you.

Last year we also saw the rollout of our highly successful One-to-One program, which introduced laptop computers to each of our 5-8th graders. In the coming year, we will enhance the program and will introduce iPads to students beginning in the 5th grade. We also recognize that FXW’s school facilities must be upgraded in order to attract and retain top faculty and students, support academic, athletic and extracurricular programs and to provide an environment reflective of how people will learn in the future. In the Spring of 2012, FXW renewed our lease for the Holy Name Cathedral campus, which has allowed us to make some much-needed enhancements to the facilities.

Al Boumenot Chairman of the Board of Trustees

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What Makes a Great Teacher? Teaching is arguably one of the most difficult professions around. Teachers must have a wide base of knowledge of subject matter, curriculum development and standards; enthusiasm; a caring attitude; an ability to connect with students and parents as individuals; knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques; and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. Great teachers must continually focus on gaining new knowledge and skills and perfecting their craft. From earning their Master’s degrees to sharing new techniques with fellow teachers at weekly meetings to presenting their ideas to the larger teaching community, FXW teachers are constantly learning. Last year, a record 17 teachers earned their Master’s degrees, bringing the total percent of FXW teachers who had earned their Master’s degrees or who are in graduate school to 90%. Georgia Hawkins and Liz Cummins, who team teach the 3-4 year old preschoolers, were among the 17 FXW teachers who earned their Master’s degrees last year. They enrolled in different graduate programs, Cummins at the Erikson

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Institute and Hawkins at Concordia University. Hawkins focused her degree on Curriculum and Instruction and Cummins on Early Childhood Development. As an outgrowth of their studies, the two were invited to present at the local Association for the Education of Young Children conference where they introduced ideas in play-based learning to a sell-out crowd. “We felt rejuvenated and reenergized. It helped us to clarify things that we take for granted and to become more reflective about what we do,” said Hawkins. “And we realized how lucky we are to work with each other every day,” finished Cummins.

Masters of Education Teacher professional development at FXW is largely funded through donations made to the Annual Fund. Last year we congratulated the following teachers on obtaining their Master’s degree:

Kristine Acuna

Danielle DiBenedetto

Lindsay Mosshammer

Lauren Spies

Faline Blanchard

Malinda Glenn

Maureen Moyers

Nicole Stanford

Nele Burns

Georgia Hawkins

Autumn Perry

Christina Culver

Clare Hurrelbrink

Mary Schaefer

Liz Cummins

Laura Marx

Kim Sloan


The Physics of Roller Coasters Meagan Ursini 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher

You’ve bought your ticket and boarded the roller coaster. Now you’re barreling down the track at 60 miles per hour, taking hairpin turns and completing death-defying loops. Your heart is in your throat and your stomach is somewhere near your shoes. The only thing separating you from total disaster is a safety harness...but are you really in danger? Meagan Ursini’s 8th grade science class can answer that question. Each year, one of the class highlights is the Roller Coaster Rally and class trip to Six Flags Great America for Physics Day. Ursini, who has been teaching 7th and 8th grade science at FXW for the past two years, explains, “After exposing the students to basic physics concepts, such as potential and kinetic energy, velocity and gravity, we ask them to design, build and analyze a roller coaster track for marbles made out of plastic tubing.” She continues, “The students are expected to present their roller coaster prototype and answer questions about their design at the annual Roller Coaster Rally.” “Students then get to experience first hand how thrilling physics can be when we take a trip to Six Flags Great America,” she says. “Students participate in physics lectures and hear from the park’s engineers about the science of modern roller coaster design. They go out into the park and gather data on roller coasters – such as the length of the track and speed at which the coaster is traveling. And, of course, they will experience the forces of physics by riding on the roller coasters,” she finishes.

“Our students truly understand basic physics principles when they leave FXW. By the end of the 8th grade, we want them to have been exposed to all of the subjects that they will study in high school. We want the concepts that they learn in high school to be familiar and comfortable because FXW laid a solid foundation of understanding,” Ursini explains. Ursini stresses the importance of grabbing students’ attention, “Students at this age have so much curiosity. It is our job as teachers to help to corral their thoughts and to move them in the right direction,” she says. As for how safe roller coasters are? The designers of roller coasters carefully craft this thrilling ride to be just that, but roller coasters are probably no less safe than most sports.

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Planning with a Goal in Mind Casey Campe 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Some may be surprised to learn that 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher, Casey Campe, begins planning for her class not by writing a lesson plan, but by writing the final exam. “I start with several central themes and ideas that I want them to learn for the year and develop an assessment tool to test for comprehension in those areas. I develop each unit plan and individual lesson plans with that end goal in mind,” says Campe. Campe uses a method of planning known as ‘Backwards Design’, made popular by educational leaders, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. “Backwards Design structures learning in a more sequential and meaningful way for the students,” says Campe. Campe is careful to distinguish Backwards Design teaching from ‘Teaching for the Test’. “Backwards Design doesn’t mean I skip a subject if it isn’t ‘on the test’.” Campe begins her plan by selecting one or two overarching themes for the year, such as the impact of colonization or the role of social justice in the world. Once the theme is selected, she defines the skills that she wants her students to learn and decides how they will be assessed along the way. Only then does she develop the individual lesson plans. Suprisingly, this model gives Campe a great deal of flexibility to adapt her lesson plan along the way. “I want my students to be able to make real connections to the overall ideas taught in my class,” elaborates Campe. “Kids are amazing critical thinkers,” she elaborates. “They have these wonderful ‘aha’ moments when they are given the opportunity to connect their knowledge to a greater understanding of the subject. This kind of understanding motivates them to want to learn more about a topic,” she continues. Campe believes that true understanding comes not just from knowing the facts, but from understanding the meaning behind those facts. She does this by making her lessons very relatable. She introduced the First Amendment to her students through Vietnam era protest songs and helped them to really connect with ideas of social justice by getting them involved in a fundraiser for genocide victims in current-day Uganda. “It is my hope that students come to truly understand these subjects and become better citizens of the world as a result,” says Campe.

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A Passion for Learning Kim Sloan 1st Grade Teacher

Ask any great teacher why they entered the profession and his or her response will invariably speak to his or her love of learning. That same passion for learning may be one of the keys to what makes that person a great teacher. Kim Sloan, a 1st grade teacher who recently earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University, says, “There were twelve FXW teachers in my cohort at Concordia, which made it very easy for us to share ideas and to talk about how to immediately implement what we were learning for the students at FXW.” “One of my favorite courses was ‘Teacher as Practitioner’,” she says. “The class focused on the science of how the brain learns and retains information,” she continues. “The program taught techniques and teaching strategies rooted in a program called Kagan, which followed brain-based learning. Kagan structures, as these techniques and strategies are called, emphasize collaborative learning where students engage with and learn from peers. The teacher guides the class through student centered learning. Unlike traditional lecture style, teaching this approach centers around activities which allow the students to learn from each other and be their own teacher,” says Sloan.

another 1st grade class I’m likely to see the kids playing a version of Red Light! Green Light! as they transition from one part of the lesson plan to the next.” “FXW is an amazingly supportive place for teachers who want to continue learning, to continue perfecting their craft,” she says. “For me, learning is a life-long process. I plan to be learning until I’m 99.”

“The class also placed great emphasis on ‘energizers’. Energizers are short, quick activities connected to educational material which allow students to move their bodies. Energizers, like exercise, increase blood flow, pumping more oxygen to the brain. When you understand how the brain works, that it needs oxygen and fuel to learn and retain information, you realize that students shouldn’t sit still for hours at a time,” she says. “To get the most out of a lesson, children really shouldn’t sit still for more than 16 minutes at a time; they need to be up and moving,” says Sloan. She immediately implemented ‘energizer breaks’ and other Kagan structures into her classroom and quickly saw positive results. “My kids were focused. They could apply the information they were learning better,” she continues. “My kids were actively engaged in the lessons and they began taking ownership of their learning,” she continues. “I felt that this information was so important that I brought it to the administration and they supported me in implementing these lessons more broadly at FXW,” says Sloan. “Now if I walk past

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A Song in their Hearts Autumn Perry Music Teacher

Every morning last year, music teacher Autumn Perry welcomed the preschoolers to FXW with live music. “I would sit in the hallway and sing familiar songs while playing the autoharp,” she says. Perry soon realized that she had a fan club. Twin brothers, Neil and Jay Manadan, age 5, seemed to always be at her side. They would suggest songs and sing along. They danced and moved along with the music and would escort her into the classroom when class started.

The musical featured a solo performance by 5 year old Quinn Robinson. “Quinn has a truly beautiful voice and it was obvious he could vocally handle the solo. Quinn was socially reserved, however, and was not naturally comfortable with getting more attention than others,” says Perry.

On the playground, Perry would continue to serenade the children with song and the Manadan twins would be at her side, enthusiastically serving as her back-up vocalists.

In preparation for his solo, “I encouraged him to sing solos, duets and trios in class so that he could get comfortable with the idea. His classroom performances left him feeling supported by his peers. I engaged his parents and they offered him further encouragement to perform,” she explains.

“They began coming to school with tape or penne pasta noodles on their fingers in imitation of the finger picks I used,” she says. “They drew pictures of autoharps and had amazing recollection for details.” “Inspiration,” explains Perry, “comes when a student feels connected to a subject. When it is relevant and meaningful to them,” she continues. Perry achieved this sense of connection by first structuring her lessons to be predictable. Each lesson began with “Good Day, Sunshine” and ended with “Happy Trails”. This predictability provided support to preschoolers becoming more responsible, independent and confident. Alongside this base of predictability, Perry allowed students to choose and change songs and activities. Last year’s Kindergarten Musical, for example, was entirely student directed. “The children selected the theme of ‘Friendship’,” she says. “They wrote the narration, built the set, created the props and choreographed the entire production,” she continues. Perry selected songs that the children could relate to such as: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, “Lean On Me”, “You’re My Best Friend”, and “Thank You for Being a Friend.”

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“After four months of encouragement, Quinn found the song in his heart and sang the first verse of ‘Lean On Me’ solo at the musical,” she says. “It was truly beautiful,” says Perry.


Success Through Exhaustive Planning Steven Ripes Math Teacher

Steven Ripes, the 7th and 8th grade math teacher, approaches planning for class as one would expect a math teacher to do: with methodical precision and discipline. Most days, Steven Ripes begins thinking about his math classes when his alarm clock goes off at 5 am and doesn’t stop thinking about them until his head hits the pillow later that night. Ripes breaks his day down into finite blocks of time, and has a task assigned to almost every minute of the day, from designing lesson plans, to grading papers and exams, to updating the class blog in an effort to stay in touch with students and families. Just as Ripes breaks his own day into smaller pieces, he believes in breaking large learning goals into smaller mini-goals. “By breaking a lesson down into smaller increments, it becomes more manageable for students. I use the analogy of a pizza. Just like you wouldn’t put a whole pizza in your mouth at once, you need to digest math slice-by-slice,” says Ripes. “By breaking math down into small bites, the students have the experience of accomplishing something every day, every week,” he says. “I also encourage them to work towards understanding as opposed to perfection,” he says. “Seeing my students reaching for these goals, showing initiative and coming to appreciate math in their own accord is what inspires me to do this work,” says Ripes. “Math truly is a beautiful subject, on par with art, poetry or music and I feel truly honored when my students come to understand that, as well,” he says.

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Learning From Our Mistakes Lindsay Mosshammer 2nd and 3rd Grade Science Teacher

Lindsay Mosshammer, the 2nd and 3rd grade science teacher, believes that if you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t learning. “Kids at this age are very focused on the destination. I try to get them to focus on the journey – on the things that we can learn along the way,” she says. “When we conduct experiments in the lab and the students’ results vary, it gives us the opportunity to talk about why they got different results. My goal is to help to develop their critical learning skills,” she continues.

Mosshammer describes their ‘penny spill’ lab, where students had to find out how many pennies dropped into a cup filled with water would cause the water to spill out. “Some students dropped the pennies from great heights, while others daintily placed the pennies into the cups, resulting in very different outcomes,” she says. “This gave us the opportunity to dialogue and understand that how they conducted their experiment had impacted their results,” she explains. To talk to Mosshammer about her teaching style is to talk to a very reflective person. Last year, Mosshammer returned to graduate school to further hone her skills, focusing her degree on Scientific Literacy. “Literacy is an essential skill in science.  If you don’t know the language of science, it becomes very difficult for a student to go very far,” she clarifies.  “I also learned a great deal about how to track students’ performance. It is so important for a teacher to check-in at various intervals to determine if the students are actually learning,” she continues.  “It can be one of the hardest things we do as teachers – because there is a difference between a student seemingly getting the material and really getting it,” she says.

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Parent Group

Support for Excellence Over 150 parents volunteer their time with the Parent Group in activities that range from helping with drop-off and pick-up, to volunteering in the classroom, to hosting staff appreciation events to organizing community service projects, such as the Bike and Hike and class socials. “We are very lucky to have an active Parent Group at FXW,” says Head of School, Mary Reiling. “They support us in so many different ways. We honestly couldn’t do this without them,” says Reiling. Terri Franklin, who has been volunteering with the Parent Group for the past eleven years, explains, “Parents form a real partnership with FXW teachers through the Parent Group.” Franklin has been involved with a Parent Group program

known as ‘Artist Volunteers In the Classroom’ (AVIC). Through AVIC, FXW partners with the Art Institute in bringing art into the classroom. Parent volunteers receive detailed training by the Art Institute in a particular technique, period or artist and are invited into the classroom to teach. “It is a great opportunity for parents to get more involved in their child’s classroom,” describes Franklin. Through programs like AVIC and nearly 20 other programs, the Parent Group enhances the student experience at FXW. We would like to thank the following Parent Group Volunteers for their support of FXW:

Helen Alexander

Sandra D’Arco

Colleen Hanlon

Diane Mosley

Kimberly Scott

Kathi Anderson

Janice D’Arco

Koby Hatch

Howard Mosley

Diane Shah

Shauna Andrews

Shari Davis

Kati Heilmann

Cristy Moyer

Lisa Shydlowski

Kris Barker

Jodi DiMarco

Andy Henninger

Kala Moynihan

Lorena Silva

Mary Barton

Colleen Dobell

Leslie Holley

Erin Munez

Amy Silvers

Amanda Basil

Wendy Donahue

Tracey Horne

Elizabeth Myers

Michelle Smolinski

Jacqueline Bass

Alicia Duncan

Mark Hubert

Megan Nakamoto

Alexandra Soriano

Michelle Bechina

Elise Edmond

Clare Hurrelbrink

Mary Nelligan

Lena Stern

Martha Billen

Suzan Faycurry

Nadia Jelinek

Julie Nelson

Julie Sznewajs

Tanya Blomquist

Deanna Faycurry

Shana Jones

Karen Osgood

Gail Taggart

Alena Borra

Alison Finley

Preeti Kansal

Sue Pasiennik

Kelli Talarico

Monique Boyer-Baker

Adriana Duenas Flerlage

Brad Keith

Toral Patel

Heather Tamburo

Cathy Kelly

Anju Peters

Hope Tate

Laurie Kerrigan

Neil Peters

Kelley Thornton

Carolyn Kirk

Anne Phillips

Linda Tresslar

Joanne Koudounis

Barry Pollard

Andrea Unzicker

Nadine Lacombe

Angela Nardi Quigley

Gigi Vaffas

Rose Loftus

Kimberly Rachal

Priya Valenti

Tom Long

Cathy Reese

Carmen Valentino

Kendall Mallette

Janelle Reese

Lara Ventura

Jean Maurice

Ellen Rose

Susan Walsh

Karin McFall

Theresa Ross

Martha Walsh

Kevin McFall

Nikki Williams Rucker

Laura Wilhelm

Colleen McNulty

Hollie Rumman

Katrina Wittkamp

Shaton Menzie

Maria Salti

Lisa Yaghmour

Teri Montes

Kim Sarchet

Emily Young

Katie Mooney

Kelly Scannell

Greg Mooney

Katy Schabes

Beatrice James-Moore

Angie Schneider

Jen Bryant Jason Carter Brigid Cashman Colleen Cassell Giovanna Cavallo Monik Chlad Artrice & Sherry Clark Cathy Clinton Brenda Coletto Gail Colvin Danielle Colyer Anne Coon Cathy Corrigan Colleen Curry Vickie Dal Santo Aimee Daley Pam Daniels

Bridget Flint Susan Fortino Joan Fox Terri Franklin Jennifer Frey Patti Fuentes Celia Gamrath Audrey George Jennifer Gibbs Stacy Giles Sharon Gomez Reenee Gotta Esther Graziano Katherine Grover Kelly Haley Angie Hamilton

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Parents at the Heart (PATH)

Joining in the Journey They are the silent heroes of the FXW community. For over seven years, the nearly 50 members of the Parents at the Heart Committee (PATH) have offered their quiet support to fellow members of the FXW community in need and have worked to build the FXW community through family-focused events.

Each classroom has a PATH parent representative that works with the teacher to organize support to families during times of illness, death, births and life-altering events. The committee also hosts four key family events each year: Fun Fest, Grandparents’ Day, Mardi Gras and the Mothers’ Day Luncheon.

Their help has come in the form of spiritual support through prayer, emotional support from a caring listener, or practical support such as meal preparation for a new mom, carpool help for a family dealing with serious illness or childcare for families dealing with a loss. When a FXW family is in need, PATH is there.

Cara Pollard, a committee member since the group’s inception, says, “I’m most proud of what the committee does that no one will ever know about.”

Helen Alexander

Katie Brandt

Kate Evert

Jenny Kittrell

Laura Spina

Shauna Andrews

Jen Bryant

Lisa Fitzsimmons

Linda Ling

Michelle Adams Taute

Heidi Bailey

Linda Bubala

Terri Franklin

Leslie Lo

Amy Telecki

Monique Boyer-Baker

Kate Carey

Eileen Herbert

Patti Marshall

Noelle Toney

Cathy Ball

Giovanna Cavallo

Patty Hirt

Megan Nakamoto

Carmen Valentino

Sara Lippold Barnickol

Michelle Coe

Amy Honney

Lynn Phillips

Cindi Webber

Katie Covalle

Cathy Hooper

Cara Pollard

Ann Zwick

Aimee Daley

Clare Hurrelbrink

Janelle Reese

Julie Davis

Sheila Kailus

Joan Sharp

Laura Durkin

Carolyn Kirk

Roxanne Skender

Jacqui Bass Michelle Bechina Leslie Bezanes

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Although we cannot thank the committee for their specific acts of kindness, the FXW Community would like to thank the members of PATH collectively, for their ongoing support of the FXW mission.


Alumni Association

Pioneering the Way We often talk about FXW as being a ‘community’ or a ‘family’ and it certainly felt that way at February 2012’s inaugural FXW Homecoming. Just as families may have members living far and wide, FXW has over 800 alumni and parent alumni who, although no longer on campus, remain connected through their FXW experiences. In addition to the Homecoming event, the Alumni Association hosted an alumni-networking event in the fall and welcomed FXW’s newest alumni, the Class of 2012 and their parents, to become members of FXW’s alumni community at graduation. Kendall Mallette, an FXW parent who has been integral to the growth and development of the FXW Alumni Association, believes very strongly in the importance of maintaining alumni connections. “I attended a small private school and am always thrilled to reconnect with my fellow alumni. We shared a common experience that bonds us together for life.” Mallette sees a similar connection among FXW alumni and parent alumni and is excited that there is a strong interest in preserving those bonds at FXW. FXW would like to offer thanks to the Alumni Association for their efforts in building and preserving alumni connections at FXW.

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MOther FrancES Xavier Warde day

Living the Legacy On a rainy day in April, over 1,000 students, faculty, staff and parent volunteers began the 1.5 mile walk from Holy Name Cathedral to Old Saint Patrick’s Church in honor of the legacy of Mother Frances Xavier Warde, for whom The Frances Xavier Warde School is named. Despite the rain, spirits were high as the students from the HNC campus made their way across the city to the church. They were greeted by loud cheers from the students from the Old Saint Patrick’s campus. In the weeks leading-up to the event, the students at FXW learned about the legacy of Mother Warde, a Sister of Mercy nun, who founded almost 90 schools and hospitals in the United States. The students also helped to prepare over 500 backpacks loaded with school supplies, which were donated to five youth focused charities: Horizons for Youth, Sumner School in the North Lawndale neighborhood, Lydia Home, LIFT and the Institute for Women Today. Parent organizers, Dan Anderson and Teri Montes, hoped that the event would reflect the unique culture of community involvement and support present at FXW. “My child is learning something very important at FXW. I hope that he and the other children at FXW will be impressed by the work of Mother Warde,” says Ramiro Atristain, who documented the day with his camera and created a commemorative book.

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“There was an amazing energy that day,” says Anderson. “We really felt like we were living the FXW mission,” adds Montes. Plans are already underway for a second Mother Frances Xavier Warde Day in 2013. FXW families will be asked to not just honor Mother Warde’s legacy, but to live it by performing 4,000 hours of service over the 2012-2013 school year. Special thanks to all of the volunteers who made the first annual Mother Frances Xavier Warde Day possible.

Visit us online Check out fxw.org to see more images from this event.


Social Service Report

Making a Difference Social service is a part of our curriculum from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade graduation. We feel that it helps students to become engaged citizens of the world whose lives will continue to reflect the lessons learned at FXW long after they leave. From pre-kindergarten through the sixth grade, students engage in projects that expose them to the impact of homelessness, poverty and hunger and they come to understand people with special needs and the elderly. Beginning in the seventh grade, students are asked to participate in individually selected social service activities. Under the guidance of FXW staff, the students select three different service experiences and volunteer for a total of

fifteen hours. In the eighth grade, they are asked to select one volunteer location site and volunteer twenty hours of their time. Social service activities include tutoring other students, working with adults with developmental delays, coaching children who are developmentally delayed or working at a neighborhood soup kitchen. Julie Peterson, the advisor for the 7th and 8th grade program, says, “We want to help create citizens that will continue to look at the world as a place to give back.” She continues, “The kids really internalize what they have learned at FXW. I have students who come back years later and tell me that they are still volunteering.”

Student Spotlight Each year, FXW recognizes those students who have committed the most hours to social service. Last year, FXW recognized: Luke Mallette Mentoring Children

Noelle Allen Mentoring Children

Itty Bitty Art City 75 Hours

Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center 70 Hours

Chris Maurice Helping People with Disabilities Misericordia 59 Hours

Anie Youngberg Serving Those in Poverty Community Feast of Rogers Park 54 Hours

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The Association of the Christian Faithful

Our Values, Our Beliefs The Association of the Christian Faithful oversees the School’s commitment to its faith-driven mission. As an independent elementary Catholic school, the purpose of Catholic teachings and traditions are taught to all of our students of various faith

backgrounds. Students also study values that mirror their own belief systems. The faith experience at FXW allows the children to collaborate with one another in prayer, service, acts of generosity, and in the overall spiritual culture of FXW.

David M. Andrews Hamilton Partners, Inc.

Maggie Daley ✝ After School Matters

David M. Coronna Burson-Marstellar

Laura Daniels Couchman Academy for Urban School Leadership

Debbie Marchese Civic Leader

Rev. Jack Wall Catholic Extension Society

Rev. Thomas J. Hurley Old St. Patrick’s Church

“FXW is a Catholic school that honors all faiths, all traditions, all beliefs,” says 2nd grade teacher Carroyl Jones. “Students are encouraged to talk about their faith and to ask questions about others’ religious experiences. We invite parents in to share their faith stories, traditions and beliefs.” Carroyl Jones ✝

✝ Deceased

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High School Report Typically, the majority of FXW graduates are accepted into their first choice for high school. High school counseling and support services begin in the 6th grade when FXW hosts high school night programs. In the 7th and 8th grade, students and their parents begin meeting individually with a counselor. The primary goal of the program is to guide each student in identifying the high school that best matches his or her unique abilities and ambitions.

Class of 2012 High School Acceptance

63 Graduates

Air Force Academy.......................... 1

LaLumiere........................................ 1

Providence St. Mel........................... 1

The British School of Chicago......... 1

Latin................................................. 12

Queen of Peace............................... 1

Chicago Hope.................................. 2

Lincoln Park Double Honors........... 17

St. Ignatius....................................... 22

CHiArts............................................. 2

Lincoln Park IB................................. 1

St. Patrick......................................... 1

CPS Neighborhood.......................... 2

Loyola Academy.............................. 2

St. Rita.............................................. 1

CPS Selective Enrollment................ 14

Marian Catholic............................... 1

Trinity – River Forest........................ 9

DeLaSalle......................................... 9

Morgan Park Academy................... 2

University of Chicago Lab............... 4

Francis Parker.................................. 1

Mt. Carmel....................................... 3

Western Reserve (OH)..................... 1

Gordon Tech.................................... 1

Notre Dame (for boys).................... 1

Woodlands Academy...................... 1

Lake Forest Academy...................... 2

Ogden International....................... 2

Young Women’s Leadership........... 1

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The FXW Strategic Plan

Working towards the future Academic program

PHYSICAL PLANT

Goal: The Frances Xavier Warde School’s educational program will continue its academic excellence while preparing for a lifetime of faith, service, and leadership in a global world.

Goal: The Frances Xavier Warde School will provide an exceptional learning environment for the entire school community, with attention to program needs, safety, aesthetics, accessibility, sustainability, and environmental impact.

CO MMUNICATIONS Goal: The Frances Xavier Warde School will evaluate and enhance its communication initiatives to better convey the unique character and mission of the School, position FXW as the school of choice in downtown Chicago, attract a diverse applicant pool, and build constituent loyalty.

Goal: The Frances Xavier Warde School will build and sustain a faith-filled, mission-driven community where everyone is included and valued. FXW continues to remain a school where our Catholic faith is evident in everything we do.

GOVERNANCE

SUSTAINABILITY

Goal: The Board of Trustees will be diverse in experience, representative of the Chicago community, well informed and engaged fully in establishing policy for the school. The Frances Xavier Warde School will support an effective administration committed to the mission of the school and its development.

Goal: The Frances Xavier Warde School will develop a financial plan to sustain educational excellence, enhance the school’s reserves, address the school’s facilities needs and continue to make The Frances Xavier Warde School affordable.

The governance of the school will nurture a mutual respect and appreciation of the unique roles and responsibilities of the distinct governing bodies of The Frances Xavier Warde School. This includes the Association of Christian Faithful, the Board of Trustees and the school administration.

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SPIRITUAL AND CATHOLIC IDENTITY

Visit us online For more information on the FXW Strategic Plan, go to fxw.org/strategicplan.


TerraNova Results rapidly. A score that is 7 or more points higher than the norm shows a significant difference in progress.

All students at FXW take TerraNova Standardized Tests (TerraNova), in the spring of their 3rd - 7th grade years. The TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess K-12 student achievement in five main test areas. Millions of other students across the country take the same tests and, by comparing their scores, a national norm is established, which indicates the progress that students are making at different grade levels. This national norm is set at the 50th percentile. Scores above the 50th percentile indicate that students are progressing more rapidly than the norm; scores below 50, that they are progressing less

Scores for FXW students in grade levels three through seven were all in the 90th percentile or above last year, meaning FXW students all scored in the top tenth percentile nationally. These scores along with many other assessment tools provide teachers with valuable information in order to properly design instruction to maximize learning. We are delighted that FXW has experienced such great academic success. TerraNova Tests Median National Percentile Averages Per Grade Level at FXW.

Grade

Re adi ng

Language

Math

Total Score

3rd

87

84

90

90

4th

87

89

90

90

5th

82

90

86

90

6th

88

90

91

94

7th

84

91

87

92

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The Financial Report In fiscal year 2011-2012 FXW made solid progress towards establishing a financial footing that will enable us to continue achieving our mission in the short-term and for future generations. Tuition was only increased 3% over the

prior year, but contributions remained strong and careful attention to expense control produced strong results. This has allowed us to contribute to our capital reserves that will provide for long-range facilities improvements.

Operating Revenues & Other Support

Tuition.............................................................. $11,110,324 less scholarships & discounts...................... (1,212,589) Contributions for Scholarships............................... $919,720 Fundraising......................................................... $1,590,680 Miscellaneous.......................................................... $34,296 TOTAL ........................................................... $12,442,431

Operating Expenses & Reserves

Instructional & Co-curriculum............................$5,856,333 Administration.................................................. $3,843,040 Occupancy.........................................................$1,200,837 Development & Fundraising..................................$501,171 Change in assets/Contributions to Reserves....... $1,041,050

TOTAL..................................................................$12,442,431

Note: The independent accounting firm Crowe Horwath LLC reviewed the financial results of operation for FY12.

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The Frances Xavier Warde school

Board of Trustees Albert A. Boumenot President George K. Baum & Company

Debbie Marchese Civic Leader

David M. Andrews Hamilton Partners, Inc.

Msgr. Daniel Mayall Holy Name Cathedral

Mary Pat Burns Burke, Burns & Pinelli, Ltd.

Louis Portugal, M.D. University of Chicago Medical Center

Matthew Carolan Jones Lang LaSalle

Mary Reiling The Frances Xavier Warde School

Kelly McCloskey Cherf Hogan Marren, Ltd.

Michael Robillard Civic Leader

Les Coney Mesirow Financial Laura Daniels Couchman Academy for Urban School Leadership Patricia Cowhey Civic Leader

Hon. Lisa Ruble-Murphy State of Illinois Ann Marie Sink Katten Muchin & Rosenman LLP Mark Skender Skender Contruction

Frank Hogan Civic Leader Rev. Thomas J. Hurley Old St. Patrick’s Church Michael Kasper Hinshaw & Culberton, LLP.

Christopher Valenti Valenti Interests Joseph P. Williams The Target Group

FXW Annual Fund Dr. Baiju Malde and Mr. Chauhan Aashish Dr. Jeffrey Ackman and Ms. Kathleen McCabe Mr. Jonathan Adams and Ms. Susanne Popic Mr. and Mrs. Nnamdi Agbakwu Ms. Laura Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alexander Mr. Jaime Alvarez and Ms. Olga Camargo American Dietetic Association Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ancira Mr. and Mrs. Dan Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews Mr. Andreas Antoniou and Ms. Pam Farley Mr. and Ms. David Ariola Mr. Michael Arvan and Ms. Arlene Sanoy AT&T Foundation Mr. Brian Audette and Ms. Afton Gauron Ms. Maria Avila Dr. and Mrs. Ramy Bahu Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball

Mr. and Ms. James Bamford Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Barajas Mr. Jack Barden and Ms. Dodie Anderson-Barden Mr. Karl Barnickol and Ms. Sara Lippold Mr. Robert Barrett and Ms. Colleen Cassell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barton Mr. and Mrs. Matt Basil Ms. Jacqueline Bass Mr. and Mrs. Max Bechina Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bedell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Belyn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bezanes Dr. Kathleen Billings Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boeke Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Borra Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brandt Mr. and Mrs. Delano Brazil Mr. David Brooks and Miss Carol Jones Mr. Jeffrey Brown and Ms. Susan Fortino-Brown Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Browne Dr. Richard Bryan and Ms. Ceci Fano-Bryan

Mr. and Mrs. William Burfeind Mr. and Ms. Martin Burns Mr. and Mrs. Roland Burris II Mr. and Mrs. James Byrne Cafe Thai Corp Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carey Mr. and Mrs. John Casey Mr. and Mrs. Steven Castanien Mr. Nicolas Catoggio and Mrs. Julieta Gerosa Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cavallo Mr. Michael Chambers and Ms. Mary Robinson Mr. Brent Charles and Mrs. Dawn Mann Charles Dr. Gregory Chen Mr. Hong Jian Chen and Ms. Jing Zhang Dr. Michael Chen and Dr. Karen Wu Dr. and Mrs. John Cherf Mr. and Mrs. Pavil Cherian Drs. Sreekant and Madhavi Cherukuri Chiropractic Resources Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Clayton Dr. Catherine Clinton and Mr. Edward Clinton Ms. Michelle Coe

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Katy Nakashima, the 5th grade reading teacher, incorporates ideas found on social media sites such as Pinterest and Twitter into her classroom. “Instead of just telling students about something, I can show them. I can get them excited about a subject in a whole new way.” Mr. Chad Coffman and Ms. Andra Boliker Ms. Rhonda Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coletto Mr. and Ms. John Colvin Drs. Frederman Concepcion and Rosibell Arcia Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cook The Rev. and Mrs. Christian Coon Ms. Caroline Corpuz Ms. Christy Corrigan Mr. and Ms. William Couchman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Covalle Mr. and Mrs. Logan Cummins Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Dahlen Mr. John Dombrowski and Ms. Victoria Dal Santo Mr. and Ms. William R. Daley Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Daniels-Halisi Mr. Sergi Daniv and Ms. Natalie Acevedo Mr. and Mrs. John D’Arco Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Davis Mr. and Mrs. Karl D’Cunha Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dean Mr. and Mrs. Ali Dewjee Mr. Victor Diaz and Ms. Maria Corte Mr. and Mrs. Frank DiBuglione Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dobell Mr. Stephen Dong and Ms. Man Yi Lee Dr. Andrew Donnelly and Dr. Jan Engle Ms. Kathryn Donoval Mr. and Mrs. Brian Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Duncan Edison International Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Edmond Dr. and Mrs. Charles Edoigiawerie Ms. Yvonne Edokpayi Mr. and Mrs. David Egan Mr. Mark Hubert and Ms. Erica Eichleay Ms. Lisa Eilers Mr. and Ms. Rege Eisaman Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellis Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Emerson

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Ms. Amy Eshleman and Ms. Lori Lightfoot Exelon Mr. Brian Farley and Ms. Patricia Marshall Mr. and Ms. Mark Farrell Dr. Mohamed Fayad and Dr. Marilia Montero-Fayad Mr. and Mrs. Ceasar Faycurry Mr. Benjamin Fernandez and Ms. Maria Leal Barragan Dr. Julius Few Jr. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finley Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitzsimmons Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Flerlage Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Flint Mr. Paul Fong and Mrs. Betty Fong Chan Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fox Ms. Deanna Frazier Mr. and Mrs. Jay Freshwater Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Fuentes The Honorable Celia Gamrath and Mr. Robert Gamrath Mr. and Mrs. Tito Garcia Jr. Ms. Audrey George Ms. Julianne Getty Dr. and Mrs. Philip Gianfortune Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Giles Mr. Robert Girolamo Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Glenn Mr. Pablo Gonzalez and Ms. Diana Guajardo Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gotta Dr. and Mrs. Henry Graziano Ms. Shana Gritzanis Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tim Grover Mr. Greg Gunderson and Ms. Catherine Miller Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Gutierrez Mr. and Ms. Gerald Haman Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hanlon Mr. Larry Hasse and Ms. Lioubov Antonova Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hatch Mr. Liam Healy and Ms. Roseanne Loftus Mr. John Heeger and Ms. Hoang Nguyen Dr. and Mrs. Matthias Heilmann Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henninger Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herber Ms. Michele Hernandez Mr. Salvador Hernandez and Ms. Cynthia Covian-Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins Mr. Kalpesh Patel and Ms. Mary Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hill Mr. Louis Hiotis Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hirschl Mr. and Ms. Ian Hirt

Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Laura Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Kahlil Hogan Hogan Marren, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holley Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Holton Mr. and Mrs. John Hong Mr. and Mrs. John Honney Ms. Sandra Honney Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Horne Mr. and Mrs. Erek Horne Mr. and Ms. Clifford Horwitz Dr. Ilona M. Carlos and Mr. David Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hurrelbrink Incapital, LLC Dr. and Ms. Edmund Ing Ms. Catherine Isely Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jeffries Mr. and Mrs. James Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jimenez Mr. and Mrs. Paul R.T. Johnson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Johnson Mrs. Carroyl Jones Mr. and Mrs. Todd Jones JP Morgan Chase Foundation Ms. Marla Kaiden and Ms. Ann Marie Sink Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kailus Mr. Michael Kasper and Ms. Laura Liu Mr. Brad Keith and Ms. Kathleen McCabe Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kent Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kieta Mr. Jang Ho Kim and Ms. Linda Ling Ms. Sharisse Kimbro Mr. and Ms. Daniel Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kittrell Mr. Michael Komasinski and Ms. Heather Evans Dr. and Mrs. William Kosmala Mr. and Mrs. John Koudounis Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kouri Mr. Kevin Kowalski Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kraft Kraft Corporation Mr. and Mrs. John Kriho Dr. Krishna Kumar and Mrs. Christine Tiseo Geraldine J Laff Foundation Ms. Denise Lanton Ms. Julie Latsko Mr. and Mrs. Rodel Laviste Mr. Andrew Lee Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Ms. Kyung-Hye (Helen) Lee Mr. Reginald Lee and Ms. Romina Kee Mr. Joseph Lehrer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Loftus


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lopez Mr. and Mrs. William Ludford Mr. Richard Lutz Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mallette Dr. Augustine Manadan and Dr. Preeti Kansal Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mangano Mr. and Mrs. Craig Marchbanks Mr. Paul Marcovitch and Ms. Christine Young Marine Services Corporation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Ms. Tonya Mattox Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Maurice Mr. and Mrs. Kevin May Mr. and Mrs. Terrence McCann Mr. and Mrs. Adam McClain Mr. and Mrs. Terry McCreery McDonald’s Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGarry Ms. Deborah McGowan Ms. Carol McGuire Mr. David McKirnan and Ms. Nancy Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Eric McMiller II Mr. and Mrs. Craig McNay Ms. Adriana Medina Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Melchiorre Jr. The Bank of New York Mellon Foundation Mr. Andres Mendoza Pena and Mrs. Maria del Rosario Lima Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Menezes Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mertes Mesirow Financial Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Micheli Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills Ms. Christin Mirabelli MMC Matching Gifts Education Program Mr. and Mrs. Luke Molloy Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montes II Mr. and Mrs. Greg Mooney Mr. and Mrs. Nektarios Morakalis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moriarty Mr. and Mrs. Craig Morton Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mosley Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moynihan MPZ Masonry Mr. Barrett Murphy and Ms. Lynn Lockwood Murphy Mr. James Murray Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Myers Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nakamoto Mr. Ricardo Naon and Ms. Kelly Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nelligan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nelson Ms. Mary Jo O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Kevin O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Troy Oesterblad Mr. and Mrs. Adeboye Ogunseitan Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Meara Mr. and Ms. Steven Patrick Mr. and Ms. Roy Patrylak

Mr. Jeffrey Patton and Ms. Ying Zhao Ms. Margaret Pawlik Mr. Jon Peck and Ms. Patricia Alvarez Peck Ms. Monica Perez Dr. Neill Peters and Dr. Anju Peters Mr. and Ms. Donald Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Barry Pollard Dr. and Mrs. Louis Portugal Mr. and Mrs. James Powell Mr. Austin Provost and Ms. Brandy Keune Dr. Sarah Puccia and Mr. Robert Puccia Mr. and Mrs. Fazli Qadir Mr. Peter Quigley and Ms. Angela Nardi Mr. Kenneth Rainey and Ms. Kristin Hofer Mr. Jeffrey Ralson Mr. and Ms. Ian Ram Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ramsey Esq. Ms. Cassandra Ray Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reese Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rehkemper Ms. Mary Reiling Mr. Salvador Reyes and Mrs. Kathleen Reyes Mr. Rafael Rinconeño and Ms. Monica Alvarez-Rinconeño Mr. and Ms. Jacob Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson Ms. Adelina Rodriguez Mr. Michael Rohrbeck and Ms. Andrea Raila Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Mr. Donald Romano Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rose Dr. and Ms. Christopher Ross Mr. Don Ross and Ms. Beth Amatangelo Mr. and Mrs. Frank Russo Mr. and Mrs. David Ryan Dr. and Mrs. George Salti Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Salud Mr. and Mrs. Adam Samko Mr. and Mrs. Allan Sargan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Scannell Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schabes Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Brian Scott Mr. and Mrs. Scott Seder Mr. and Mrs. Colin Senuta Mr. and Mrs. Raj Shah Mr. Jim Sharp Mrs. Joan Sharp Dr. Renlin Shaw and Ms. Yan Deng Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sheerin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sherman Mr. and Ms. John Shimkus Mr. Walid Shuman and Ms. Janet Helm Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Silva Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Silvers Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Simmons Mr. Gregory Simon and Ms. Barbara Coghlan Mr. and Mrs. Matt Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Skender

Malinda Glenn, one of FXW’s preschool teachers, regularly invites parents into the classroom. “It really sends a message to the children that they and their school are important – important enough for mom or dad to take the day off of work and come spend time with them,” she says. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sklavos Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Skoglund Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Mr. and Mrs. Alden Snyder II Ms. Alexandra Soriano Dr. and Mrs. Howard Spector Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Stark Mr. Edmund Stegner and Ms. Meg Trausch Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stojka Strategic Capital Advisors Mr. Enrique Suarez and Ms. Leonora Georgeoglou Mr. David Sudzus and Ms. Stephanie Synol Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swanborn Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sznewajs Mr. and Mrs. Michael Szymanski Mr. and Mrs. Steve Taggart Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Talarico III Dr. Ardita Lleshi-Tali and Mr. Kujtim Tali Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tamburo Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tate Mr. Kurt Taute and Ms. Michelle Adams Mr. Sebastian Telecki Tellabs Dr. and Mrs. Colby Thaxton Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Thomson Reuters Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thornton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tobin Mr. and Ms. Stuart Tomc Mr. and Mrs. James Toney Mr. Felipe Torres Trading Technologies Ms. Lisa Tutaj Mrs. Eve Tyree United Way of Metro Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Unzicker

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Mr. and Mrs. Jason Urban Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ventura Mr. and Mrs. Alex Vetter Mr. and Mrs. Dean Villanueva Voss Equipment, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Voss III Ms. Ivy Walker Ms. Karen Walker Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrew Wallace The Walsh Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walsh

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wegman Mr. and Ms. Todd Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Bruno White Mr. and Mrs. Kyle White Mr. and Mrs. Michael White Mr. and Ms. Robert Wilhelm Dr. DeAndre Williams and Dr. Patricia Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams

Ms. Julie Woo Mr. and Mrs. James Wright Mr. Gian Thomas Wrobel Mr. Giovanni Wrobel Mr. Giuliano Wrobel Mr. Gregory Wrobel and Ms. Gini Marziani Dr. and Ms. Edward Yaghmour Mr. Nanchang You and Ms. Minglin Deng Ms. Barbara Youngberg Ms. Ann Zwick

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barton Mr. and Mrs. Matt Basil Ms. Jacqueline Bass Mr. and Ms. Mario Basurto George K. Baum & Company Mr. and Mrs. Max Bechina Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bedell Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove, LLP Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bell Barbara Bell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bell Mr. Tom Bell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Belyn Ms. Helaine Berger Mr. Michael Bevan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bezanes Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Billen Mr. Rodney Billena Dr. Kathleen Billings Ms. Victoria Bischoff Mr. and Mrs. LeVant Bishop Mr. William Black and Ms. Sarah McKeague Black Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Blomquist Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boeke Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Borra Ms. Erin Brandenburg Mr. Adam Braun Mr. and Mrs. Delano Brazil Mr. and Mrs. John Brennen III Ms. Sue Brieger Mr. Benjamin Broersma and Ms. Amy Jonker Broersma Mr. David Brooks and Miss Carol Jones Mr. Jeffrey Brown and Ms. Susan Fortino-Brown Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Browne Mr. and Ms. Vincent Bruckert Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bruckert Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant Dr. Richard Bryan and Ms. Ceci Fano-Bryan Mr. Robert Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. William Burfeind Burke Burns & Pinelli, LTD. Ms. Nancy Burke Mr. and Ms. Martin Burns Ms. Mary Pat Burns

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Burris II Mr. and Mrs. Greg Buseman Dr. Tariq Butt and Dr. Rizwana Mughal Butt Mr. and Mrs. Frank Camarda Mr. Nick Camino Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carey Ms. Mary Ellen Caron Ms. Leslie Carroll Capitanini Mr. John Carroll Ms. Lauren Casella Mr. and Mrs. John Casey Cassiday Schade LLP Mr. and Mrs. Todd Cassidy Mr. and Mrs. Steven Castanien Mr. Nicolas Catoggio and Mrs. Julieta Gerosa Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cavallo Ms. Sylvia Cerino-Sauer Mr. Michael Chambers and Ms. Mary Robinson Mr. David Chase and Ms. Kimberly Rachal Dr. Gregory Chen Dr. Michael Chen and Dr. Karen Wu Mr. Yong Cheng and Ms. Xiao Fei Wang Dr. and Mrs. John Cherf Mr. and Mrs. Pavil Cherian Drs. Sreekant and Madhavi Cherukuri Children’s Healthcare Associates, P.C. Mr. Dean Christy Mr. Marc Cicero and Ms. Kristin Daleo Citizens for Judge Gamrath Mrs. Doreen Clark Mr. and Mrs. James Clark Mr. Jon Clark Mr. Scott Clayton and Ms. Djenne Bradley-Clayton Mr. Edward Clinton Sr. Dr. Catherine Clinton and Mr. Edward Clinton Ms. Michelle Coe Mr. Chad Coffman and Ms. Andra Boliker Ms. Rhonda Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coletto Ms. Chloe Colnon Columbia Pharmacy Inc. Mr. and Ms. John Colvin Ms. Danielle Colyer

Gala Dr. Baiju Malde and Mr. Chauhan Aashish Mr. and Mrs. Steven Abruzzo Mr. and Mrs. Juan Acevedo Dr. Jeffrey Ackman and Ms. Kathleen McCabe Mr. Jonathan Adams and Ms. Susanne Popic Mrs. Lucy Adams Mr. Murray Adams Advanced Vein Clinics Mr. and Mrs. Nnamdi Agbakwu Mr. and Ms. Brian Ahern Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alexander Ms. Malba Allen Ms. Diane Amatangelo Mr. and Mrs. Dan Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Anderson Mr. Jack Barden and Ms. Dodie Anderson-Barden Mr. David Andrews and Ms. Shauna Boliker Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews Anichini Brothers, Inc. Anita Russum Salon Anonymous Mr. Andreas Antoniou and Ms. Pam Farley Ms. Soledad Aono ARCC Ballet Mr. and Ms. David Ariola Mr. Michael Arvan and Ms. Arlene Sanoy Mr. Anthony Ashley and Ms. Margaret Hickey Mr. Brian Audette and Ms. Afton Gauron Ms. Rosie Avitia Dr. and Mrs. Ramy Bahu Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Bailey Mr. Darrin Baker and Ms. Monique Boyer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball Mr. and Ms. James Bamford Dr. Pandelis Banias and Ms. Joanna Paolella Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barker Dr. Adrienne Barnes Mr. Karl Barnickol and Ms. Sara Lippold Mr. Patrick Barrett Mr. Robert Barrett and Ms. Colleen Cassell Ms. Lois Barton

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Committee to Elect Laura C. Liu Drs. Frederman Concepcion and Rosibell Arcia Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Connor Mr. Sean Conroy and Ms. Nora Daley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Considine Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cook The Rev. and Mrs. Christian Coon Mrs. and Mr. Ashley Corotis Ms. Christy Corrigan Mr. George Courtney and Ms. Patricia Cowhey Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Covalle Coverdell Mr. Peter Cramblit Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Crement Crossland LLC Ms. Karen Crotty Dr. Samara Crudup and Mr. Carlos Crudup Mr. and Mrs. Logan Cummins Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cunningham CR Daccord Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Dahlen Mrs. Marilyn Daleo Mr. and Ms. William R. Daley Ms. Loretta Daley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas d’Ambrosio Mr. Sergi Daniv and Ms. Natalie Acevedo Daprato Rigali Studios, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert D’Arco Mr. and Mrs. John D’Arco Daubenspeck and Associates, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Daubenspeck Mr. and Mrs. Marc Davis Ms. Sharon Davis Mr. and Mrs. Karl D’Cunha Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dean Ms. Linda Deiss Mr. Roberto Delgado Gomez and Ms. Dolores Ayala Suarez Ms. Frances Dennis Detour 2 Discovery Day School Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Ali Dewjee Mr. and Mrs. Robert Di Silvestro Mrs. Renee Diaz Mr. and Mrs. Vincent DiBenedetto Mr. and Mrs. Frank DiBuglione Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dick Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dobell Mr. Mick Domagala and Ms. Kathryn Beiser Mr. John Dombrowski and Ms. Victoria Dal Santo Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Donahue Mr. Stephen Dong and Ms. Man Yi Lee Dr. Andrew Donnelly and Dr. Jan Engle Mr. and Mrs. Dan Donnelly Ms. Kathryn Donoval Dowd & Dowd Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dowd Ms. Dana Downing Mr. and Mrs. Michael Driscoll

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Duncan Easel Art Studio Ms. Barbara Edmunds Dr. and Mrs. Charles Edoigiawerie Mr. and Mrs. David Egan Ms. Lisa Eilers Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Eirich Mr. Brian Eirich Mr. and Ms. Rege Eisaman Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Miller Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellis Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Emerson Ms. Christine Encina Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ms. Lisa Epstein Ms. Amy Eshleman and Ms. Lori Lightfoot Mr. Nairobi Evans and Ms. Calandra Davis-Evans Dr. Gustave Falciglia and Ms. Kathrine Nash Mr. Brian Farley and Ms. Patricia Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Greg Faulkner Dr. Mohamed Fayad and Dr. Marilia Montero-Fayad Mr. and Mrs. Ceasar Faycurry Mr. Benjamin Fernandez and Ms. Maria Leal Barragan Mr. Jim Ferrill Dr. Julius Few Jr. Fifth Third Bank Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finley Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitzsimmons Mr. and Mrs. Jason Flint Ms. Deirdre Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fox Mr. William Fox Dr. and Mrs. John Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Jay Freshwater Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Frey

Dsr. John and Sarah Friedewald Mr. Brian Friedler and Ms. Laura Durkin Mr. and Mrs. Cezar Froelich Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fruin Mr. Patrick Fry Mr. Raja Gaddipati Mr. Dennis Gallagher Mr. John Gallagher The Honorable Celia Gamrath and Mr. Robert Gamrath Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Garvey Mr. James Garvey Mr. Timothy Garvey Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Gates Mr. Frank Gaweda and Ms. Susan O’Connell Ms. Sherry Gentry Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Genus Ms. Audrey George Ms. Kathy Gerber Ms. Julianne Getty Dr. and Mrs. Philip Gianfortune Mr. and Mrs. Edward Giangiorgi Mr. Michael Giese and Ms. Kristyn Krzyzaniak Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilardi Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Giles Mr. William Glascott Global Economics Group LLC Go Cycle Studio Mr. Gerald A. Golden Mr. Scott Golden Mr. James Golding Dr. Michael Gomez and Mrs. Sharon Lira-Gomez Gonnella Baking Company Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Goodman Mr. John Goodwin Mr. Kyle Gordon Mr. Rob Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gotta Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gowder Dr. and Mrs. Henry Graziano

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Mr. Marcus Grey Mr. and Mrs. David Griggs Ms. Shana Gritzanis Jones Ms. Marilyn Grogan Mr. and Mrs. Tim Grover Ms. Jennifer Groves Ms. Rachelle Guerrero Mr. Greg Gunderson and Ms. Catherine Miller Ms. Michelle Gurgone Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Gutierrez Mr. and Mrs. Sean Haggerty Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haley Mr. and Ms. Gerald Haman Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hamilton Kevin Hammett Photography Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hanlon Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P Harley, III Ms. Lindsay Harmon Mr. Larry Hasse and Ms. Lioubov Antonova Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hatch Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hawkins Mr. Liam Healy and Ms. Roseanne Loftus Mr. John Heeger and Ms. Hoang Nguyen Dr. and Mrs. Matthias Heilmann Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heilmann Mr. and Mrs. Arnette Heintze Mr. Ronald Hejna and Ms. Nohemi Puente Mr. Timothy Hendricks Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henninger Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herber Ms. Michele Hernandez Mr. Salvador Hernandez and Ms. Cynthia Covian-Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins Mr. Kalpesh Patel and Ms. Mary Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hirschl Mr. and Ms. Ian Hirt Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Laura Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Kahlil A. Hogan Mr. and Mrs. James Hoidas Mr. John Hoidas Mr. Mario Hollemans Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holley Mr. and Ms. Michael Hollub Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Holton Mr. and Mrs. John Hong Mr. and Mrs. John Honney Dr. Colette Ara-Honore and Mr. Michael Honore Ms. Lindsay S. Hornbeck Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Horne Mr. and Mrs. Erek Horne Mr. and Ms. Clifford Horwitz Horwitz, Horwitz, & Associates, Ltd Mr. Mark Hubert and Ms. Erica Eichleay Dr. Ilona M. Carlos and Mr. David Hughes Mr. Alfred Hunt and Mrs. Cindy Lazard-Hunt Ms. Jane Hunter

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hurrelbrink Mr. Matthew Hynes Mr. Philip Ignarski Ms. Bindu Illuri Dr. Edmund Ing and Ms. Susan Wong Ing Ms. Catherine Isely J & S Management Group, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson Mr. Christopher Jacobs Mr. Norman Jacobs James E. Murray, Ltd Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jankauskis Ms. Gennell Jefferson Mr. and Mrs. James Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jimenez Mr. and Ms. George Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Paul R.T. Johnson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Johnson Ms. Kathleen Johnston Mr. Thomas Jones Mr. and Mrs. Todd Jones Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Jones Mr. Jason Jordan and Ms. Jennifer Ivanelli Mr. Randy Joseph Ms. Janet Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kailus Kairos Consulting Worldwide Mr. Dariusz Kania and Ms. Violetta Gutowska Karma Yacht Sales Mr. Michael Kasper and Ms. Laura Liu Mr. Michael Kaulentis Mr. Brad Keith and Ms. Kathleen McCabe Mr. and Ms. Joel Keller Mr. and Mrs. Gaynor Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kelley Dr. Zeenat Khan and Mr. David Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kelly Mr. Ronald Kelly and Ms. Mary Donoghue Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kennedy Elizabeth Bower Kent, Attorney at Law Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kent Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kerrigan Mr. Edward Kerros and Ms. Amy Kovalan Kevin M. Forde, Ltd Mr. and Mrs. Greg Kiesewetter Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Kiley Mrs. Michelle Kilmer Mr. Jang Ho Kim and Ms. Linda Ling Ms. Sharisse Kimbro Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kinner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kipp Mr. and Ms. Daniel Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kittrell Mr. and Mrs. David Klaiber Dr. and Mrs. William Kosmala

April Greer, the 4th and 5th grade Resource teacher, will do whatever it takes to grab her students’ attention, from talking in funny voices to breaking into song and dance. And the students love it. They love her. “I get my energy from the kids,” she says. “I actually learn more from them than they do from me and I love that. Every year I learn how to do my job better, thanks to them.” Mr. Michael Komasinski and Ms. Heather Evans Mr. and Mrs. John Koudounis Mr. Kevin Kowalski Mr. Robert Kowalski and Ms. Martha Padilla Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kraft Kraft Corporation Mr. and Ms. Ronald Kroeger Dr. Krishna Kumar and Mrs. Christine Tiseo Ms. Nadine Lacombe Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Lane The Latin School of Chicago Mr. Fred Latsko Ms. Julie Latsko Dr. Romeen Lavani Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lee Mr. Reginald Lee and Ms. Romina Kee Dr. Sam (Sunghan) Lee and Ms. Yoon Koh Ms. Suzanne Lehrer Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Steven Liautaud Lincoln Squared Marketing Co Lincoln Title Company Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Lo Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Loftus Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Loftus Dr. Lisa Lombard Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lombardo Ms. Marian Long Mr. and Mrs. Peter Long Mr. Timothy Long Mr. Thomas Long and Ms. Norge Clemente Mr. and Ms. Jose Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lopez


Amy Evans and Kerri Johnson, team teachers of one of FXW’s preschool classes, let their students guide the lesson plan. “In early childhood classrooms, the children drive the curriculum,” explains Evans. “The teacher is continually figuring out each child and each class in terms of who they are and what interests them. With child-directed learning, you look to the child’s interests to determine what will inspire them,” says Evans. “When we find that an initial spark of interest is already there, we just fan the flames.” Mr. John Lord and Ms. Jennifer Kay Mr. and Mrs. Doug Lowery Mr. and Mrs. William Ludford Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago The Most Reverend Timothy J. Lyne Mr. David Maher Mr. and Mrs. Ankush Mahindra Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mallette Ms. Veronica Mallouk Dr. Augustine Manadan and Dr. Preeti Kansal Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mangano Mr. Rodney Mann and Ms. Joan Fox Mr. and Mrs. Paul Manzano Mr. Paul Marcovitch and Ms. Christine Young Mr. Jay Marhoefer and Ms. Roxanne Rochester Marine Services Corporation Ms. Selma Martinez Mrs. Laura Marx Mr. and Mrs. Gary Matthews Ms. Tonya Mattox Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Maurice Mr. and Mrs. Kevin May The Reverend Monsignor Daniel Mayall

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence McCann Mr. and Mrs. Adam McClain Mr. and Mrs. Terry McCreery Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McFall Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGarry Mr. David McKeague Mr. and Mrs. Scott McLarty Mr. and Mrs. Eric McMiller II Mr. and Mrs. Craig McNay Ms. Simone McNeil Mr. and Mrs. William McNulty Ms. Marsha McVicker Mr. and Mrs. Lovelle Menzie Jr. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Mr. Andres Mendoza Pena and Mrs. Maria del Rosario Lima Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mertes Metro Anesthesia Consultants, LLC Metro Infectious Disease Mr. Bruce Metzner Ms. Meredith Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Micheli Ms. Renee Michelon Dr. Danica Milenkovich Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills Mr. Naim Mitre MMC Matching Gifts Education Program Mr. and Mrs. Luke Molloy Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montes II Mr. and Mrs. Greg Mooney Mr. and Ms. David Moore Mr. and Mrs. Nektarios Morakalis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moriarty Mr. and Mrs. Craig Morton Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mosley Dr. Rana Stino and Mr. Walid Moustafa Mr. and Mrs. Barry Moyer Dr. Cristina Moyer and Mr. Wayne Moyer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moynihan Mr. and Mrs. Henry Munez Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Munoz Mr. Barrett Murphy and Ms. Lynn Lockwood Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Murphy Jr. Mr. James Murray Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Myers Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nakamoto Dr. Guriqbal Nandra and Dr. Jill Dodds Mr. Ricardo Naon and Ms. Kelly Sweeney Ms. Judith Neafsey Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nelligan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nelson Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Leon Newborn Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicholl Dr. Richard Nosal and Ms. Karen Neiner Mr. Pier Paolo Noventa and Mrs. Monica Lugo Mr. David Nurnberger and Ms. Kim Sarchet Mr. and Mrs. John O’Brien

Ms. Madelyn O’Brien Mr. Shawn T. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Donald O’Connell Mr. and Ms. Leighton O’Connell-Miller Mr. and Mrs. William O’Donaghue Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ohlander Mr. John O’Malley and Ms. Christina Egan Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Meara Mr. and Mrs. J.C. O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. David Opferman Oracle Matching Gifts Mr. and Ms. John O’Rourke III Mr. John Orsini Mr. and Mrs. Loren Osgood Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Toole Mr. and Mrs. James Papajohn Dr. Toral Patel and Mr. Neil Parekh Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pasiennik Mr. and Ms. Steven Patrick Mr. and Ms. Roy Patrylak Dr. Halina Miglus and Mr. Patrick Patterson Mr. Jeffrey Patton and Ms. Ying Zhao Mr. Gordon Paulson and Ms. Megan McDonald Paulson Ms. Margaret Pawlik Mr. Jon Peck and Ms. Patricia Alvarez Peck Pediatric Dental Health Associations, Ltd. Mr. Gerardo Pedroza and Ms. Karin Matz Ms. Ann Perry Dr. Neill Peters and Dr. Anju Peters Mr. and Ms. Donald Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Terry Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Raj Pillai Mr. and Mrs. Barry Pollard Mr. and Mrs. Justin Prouty Mr. Austin Provost and Ms. Brandy Keune Mr. and Mrs. Darwyn Provost Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Pruitt Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pustay Mr. and Mrs. Fazli Qadir Quarles and Brady Andrea A. Raila and Associates Mr. Kenneth Rainey and Ms. Kristin Hofer Ms. Teri Rainey Mr. and Ms. Ian Ram Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ramsey Esq. Ms. Carolann Randall Mr. and Mrs. Kwame Raoul Mr. Andrew Ray and Ms. Sara Buchen-Ray The Reading Clinic Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reese Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rehkemper Ms. Mary Reiling Reyes Bonoma Kurson Mr. Salvador Reyes and Mrs. Kathleen Reyes Mr. and Mrs. Victor Reyes Ms. Kathryn Rezek Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rigali

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Mr. Michael Rohrbeck and Ms. Andrea Raila Mr. and Mrs. Brian Rigby Mr. Rafael Rincone単o and Ms. Monica Alvarez-Rincone単o Risch Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Risch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roberts Mr. Michael Robillard Mr. and Ms. Jacob Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson Ms. Adelina Rodriguez Ms. Celena Roldan Mr. and Ms. Hipolito Roldan Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Mr. Donald Romano The Roosevelt Group/Roosevelt Media Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rose Dr. and Ms. Christopher Ross Mr. Don Ross and Ms. Beth Amatangelo Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ross Ms. Nancy Ross Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rotter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rumman Ms. Emily Rupp Mr. and Mrs. Frank Russo Mr. Daniel Ryan and Ms. Patricia Murphy Ryan Mr. and Mrs. David Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Siamak Saidi Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Salud Mr. and Mrs. Adam Samko Mr. and Mrs. August San Diego Mr. and Mrs. Lou Sandoval Mr. and Mrs. Allan Sargan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sawicz Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Scannell Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schabes Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Scott Seder Ms. Mary Selig Mr. and Mrs. Colin Senuta Mr. and Mrs. Raj Shah ShareASale Mr. Jim Sharp Mrs. Joan Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sheerin Shefsky and Froelich Mr. Joseph Sheils and Ms. Kathleen Evert Mr. and Ms. John Shimkus Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shydlowski Signature Bank Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Silvers Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Matt Simpson Mr. Richard Sinclair and Mrs. Natasha Esprey Sinclair Ms. Ann Marie Sink and Ms. Marla Kaiden Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Skarbek Mr. and Mrs. Mark Skender Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sklavos Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Skoglund

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Mr. Desmond Slusher and Mrs. Leila Gray Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Mr. Clyde Smith and Ms. Shari Davis Mr. and Mrs. Francis Smith Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Smith Mr. Michael Smith Ms. Pamela J. Smith Ms. Shannon Smith Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Ms. Michelle Smolinski Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Associates, Inc. Solution People and The Thinkubator Ms. Alexandra Soriano Dr. and Mrs. Howard Spector SPEX Lauren M. Spies Mr. Chris M. Spina and Ms. Laura A. Spina Mr. Steven Spremo St. Ignatius College Prep Ms. Julie Stagliano Ms. Beth Stamos Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stanius Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Stark Mr. and Mrs. Kent Steffen Mr. Edmund Stegner and Ms. Meg Trausch Ms. Christine Stehman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Stoeckel Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stojka Dr. Shweta Stuart and Mr. Michael Stuart Mrs. Veronica Studnicka Mr. Enrique Suarez and Ms. Leonora Georgeoglou Mr. David Sudzus and Ms. Stephanie Synol Sullivan Communication Strategy, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Mike Summerhill Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swanborn Synergy Law Group, LLC Mr. John Synol Ms. Laura Synol Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sznewajs Mr. and Mrs. Michael Szymanski Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tackbary Mr. and Mrs. Steve Taggart Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Talarico III Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Tamburo Taqueria Limited Partnership Mr. Kurt Taute and Ms. Michelle Adams Ms. Amy Tejral Mr. Maurilia Terrazas The TFI SkinSuite Medical Spa Mr. and Mrs. Kumar Thason Dr. and Mrs. Colby Thaxton Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas Ms. Alice Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thornton Ms. Tangela Thornton Ms. Tracey Thurmond Watts Dr. Dominic Tolitano Mr. and Mrs. James Toney Julie Trautwein Ms. Brittini Tribbett Ms. Tamara Trittschuh Turner Construction Company Mrs. Eve Tyree Mr. and Ms. Brian Umbenhauer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Unzicker Mr. and Mrs. Peter Urban Mr. and Mrs. Jason Urban Mr. David Wagner and Ms. Gigi Vaffis Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Valenti Mr. and Mrs. John Vance Mr. Eric Vehovc and Mrs. Monik Chlad Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ventura Mr. and Mrs. Ben VerHalen Vestor Capital Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Alex Vetter Mr. and Mrs. Steve Vihon Dr. and Mrs. Romeo Vivit Voss Equipment, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Voss III Ms. Ivy Walker Ms. Karen Walker Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrew Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Steven Waller Walsh Construction Mr. and Mrs. James Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Sean Walsh Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Michael Webber Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Weber Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wegman Mr. and Ms. Todd Weiss Mr. Ramel Werner and Mrs. Charlene Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Michael White Mr. and Ms. Robert Wilhelm Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Williams Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams Ms. Carol Williams Ms. Charise Williams Mr. Daniel Winters Mr. Michael Wnek Ms. Julie Woo Mr. and Mrs. James Wright Ms. Yan Xu Dr. and Ms. Edward Yaghmour Mr. Marcel Yonan and Ms. Charlotte Wager Mr. Nanchang You and Ms. Minglin Deng Ms. Barbara Youngberg Mr. and Mrs. William Yu Ms. Ann Zwick


20th Anniversary Fund Mr. and Mrs. Juan Acevedo Dr. Jeffrey Ackman and Ms. Kathleen McCabe Mr. and Mrs. Dan Anderson Mr. Frank Annello Mr. Anthony Ashley and Ms. Margaret Hickey Mr. Brian Audette and Ms. Afton Gauron Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Belyn Ms. Erin Brandenburg Mr. and Mrs. Delano Brazil Mr. and Ms. Vincent Bruckert Mr. and Mrs. William Burfeind Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carey Dr. Michael Chen and Dr. Karen Wu Dr. Gregory Chen and Ms. Ann Zwick Mr. and Mrs. Pavil Cherian Drs. Kaman Cipi and Adela Kola Mr. Jeremy Cole Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coletto Drs. Frederman Concepcion and Rosibell Arcia Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Dahlen Mr. and Ms. William Daley Dr. Andrew Donnelly and Dr. Jan Engle Mr. and Mrs. David Egan Exelon Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Flerlage Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fox Mr. and Mrs. Jay Freshwater Mr. and Mrs. Tito Garcia Jr. Mr. Eduardo Garza and Ms. Xochitl Flores Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gotta Dr. and Mrs. Henry Graziano Mr. and Ms. Kevin Greer Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Gutierrez Mr. and Ms. Gerald Haman Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hanlon Mr. Liam Healy and Ms. Roseanne Loftus Mr. John Heeger and Ms. Hoang Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heilmann Ms. Michele Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hirschl Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Laura Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. John Honney Mr. and Mrs. Erek Horne Mr. Wenbo Hu and Ms. Peiqing Liang Dr. Ilona M. Carlos and Mr. David Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Doug Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Paul R.T. Johnson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Todd Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kailus Mr. Brad Keith and Ms. Kathleen McCabe Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kelley Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kent

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kerrigan Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kieta Ms. Sharisse Kimbro Mr. and Ms. Daniel Kirk Dr. and Mrs. William Kosmala Mr. and Mrs. John Koudounis Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kouri Kraft Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lajeune Jr. Mr. and Ms. Jose Lopez Mr. Paul Marcovitch and Ms. Christine Young Mr. Jay Marhoefer and Ms. Roxanne Rochester Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Terry McCreery Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGarry Mr. and Mrs. Eric McMiller II Mr. and Mrs. William McNulty Mr. Andres Mendoza Pena and Mrs. Maria del Rosario Lima Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Micheli Ms. Renee Michelon Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Mills Ms. Christin Mirabelli Mr. William Moore and Ms. Robin Moore Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moriarty Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nakamoto Dr. Guriqbal Nandra and Dr. Jill Dodds Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nelson Mr. Joseph Panfil Ms. Aime Pasiennik Mr. Jeffrey Patton and Ms. Ying Zhao Mr. and Mrs. Scott Perkins Mr. and Ms. Donald Phillips Mr. Andrew Ray and Ms. Sara Buchen-Ray Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rehkemper Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Reyes Ms. Celena Roldan Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rose Dr. and Ms. Christopher Ross Mr. Don Ross and Ms. Beth Amatangelo Mr. and Mrs. David Ryan Dr. and Mrs. George Salti Mr. Michael Arvan and Ms. Arlene Sanoy Mr. and Mrs. Brian Scott Mr. Luther Siebert and Ms. Carol Cubia-Siebert Mr. and Mrs. Mark Skender Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Ms. Alexandra Soriano Dr. and Mrs. Howard Spector Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Stark Mr. and Mrs. Kent Steffen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swanborn Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sznewajs Dr. and Mrs. Colby Thaxton Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Ms. Tracey Thurmond Watts

Trading Technologies Mrs. Eve Tyree Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Unzicker Mr. and Mrs. Alex Vetter Mr. and Mrs. Peter Voss III Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrew Wallace The Walsh Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joe Washington Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wegman Mr. and Ms. Todd B. Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Michael White Mr. Marcel Yonan and Ms. Charlotte Wager Mr. and Ms. Matthew Zimmer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this Annual Report, we realize that errors may have occurred. If your name has been omitted, misspelled, or incorrectly listed, please accept our sincere apologies and notify us of the discrepancy so that we may correct our records. Please contact us with corrections by calling Michele Mandala at 312.286.2516.

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