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Bulldog Nation!

OUR STUDENTS. OUR FAMILIES. OUR TEACHERS. OUR COMMUNITY.

VICTORY Churchill Center & School | 2020-2021 Annual Report


Table of

2020-2021

CONTENTS

Board of Trustees

Message from the Head of School

Asim Raza President

Message from the Board President

Phyllis A. Hartrich President-Elect

Financial Report

Matt Courtney Vice President

Outreach Report

Steven J. Gordon Treasurer

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Staff & Teacher Recognition

Ginny Orthwein Secretary

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Forever Grateful Endowment Campaign

Laura Berry President, Parents Association

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Starfish Circle & Leadership Giving

Danny Orthwein President, Alumni Association

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Mrs. Perry Streett Mrs. Bonnie Summers Wolfarth Founders

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Annual Fund Giving by Constituency

15

Directed Giving & Tributes/Memorials

16

Sandra K. Gilligan Founding Director Emeritus

Special Events

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Anne Evers Head of School

End-of-Year Celebrations

Christina M. Weyers Director of Development

Preston Amos Malcolm Berry Art Bond Laura Pollnow Bryan Jim Charmley Jodie Finney Nicole Gore Sarah McDaniel Kurt Mollet Edwin C. Noel Meredith Perkins Sarah Roche Amy George Rush Julie Stanley Scott Stephens Peter S. Villhard Brian Witherspoon Nicole W. Woerner

The Victory Name Victory, Churchill Center & School’s Annual Report, is named in honor of Winston Churchill’s first speech as Prime Minister. In his 1940 speech to the House of Commons, he made this declaration:

“Victory. Victory at all costs… victory however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.” Churchill empowers students with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities to gain the strategies and confidence they need to victoriously succeed and become advocates for their future. PLEASE NOTE: This report honors donors who made gifts during the 2020-2021 fiscal year, June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021. For multi-year pledges, only gifts and payments made in FY21 are reflected. We have carefully reviewed the names on the lists, but errors may still occur. If your name has been omitted, misspelled or incorrectly listed, we sincerely apologize. Please notify the Development Office at 314-997-4343 immediately.

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A Message from the Head of School DEAR CHURCHILL FAMILY AND FRIENDS, We did it! We overcame (and triumphed) throughout a year that I’m sure will be remembered as one of the most non-traditional, challenging and unique school years in our history. Although it was all of these things and more, I will also remember it as one of the most inspiring! I am so very proud of all of our students, parents, Board of Trustees, teachers and staff for their hard work, dedication, perseverance, resilience, compassion and love that they put into making this year an all around success! When I look back to the beginning of the school session in August, I am in awe of the small ways, big ways and all the ways in between in which we prevailed and flourished! I want to thank each one of you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done to support our students, families, faculty and staff so that we were able to be in-person, full-time learning throughout the year. I truly believe there has never been a bigger or better time to commemorate some fantastic accomplishments this year! I am beyond grateful for the cooperation and commitment of our entire Churchill community to our health and safety procedures for this year. YOU are the reason why we were able to be in person learning full-time all year. I also want to recognize Churchill’s Health & Safety Steering Committee and Alexis King, in her first year as Churchill’s full-time school nurse, who worked diligently and tirelessly on our comprehensive plans and implementation day in and day out. Without you, we could not have been successful!  Thanks to the incredible generosity of our Churchill community, our Forever Grateful Endowment Campaign has been hugely successful. We are excited to share that the first scholarships from various named funds have been distributed for the 2021-22 school year, including increased available financial aid for Day School students, as well as, for the first time, to Summer School and Tutoring families. Our hope is to help as many families as possible that truly need a Churchill education. Community Outreach Director Mary Brotherton has also begun allocating and utilizing funds within the Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships and Community Outreach Program for various opportunities

throughout this summer and into the upcoming school year, including teacher training, school partnership programs and national speakers. A critical part of our mission has always been to foster greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities through training, support and enlightening the community. Thank you for being a part of making a difference!  einforcing our commitment to outreach R and maintaining our reputation as national leaders in learning disabilities, I am pleased to share that our Wilson Reading System® Partner trainers and teachers have been very busy this summer, continuing their professional development paths. Eight teachers will complete a multisensory math program, taught by Marilyn Zecher, that incorporates Orton-Gillingham based math instruction. In addition, six teachers will complete a Keys To Comprehension course that focuses on note taking for Social Studies, Science and Auditory Visual. Christine Stofer, Churchill’s Director of Education, has also started the process of becoming a Keys To Comprehension Trainer. I continue to be so impressed by the devotion of our faculty and staff to lead and foster Churchill’s child-centered, impactful mission throughout the school year, and in particular, this last year of learning. I would also like to acknowledge three special teachers who retired at the end of May: Maryanne Gallen served our school and students for 27 years, Laurie Yalem for 36 years and Linda Walton for 40 years. We wish each of them very well-earned retirements, but we miss them already!  e were able to hold two very successful, W fun events this year - the Inaugural Biennial Run With Rankin Virtual 5K/ 1-mile Race in September, and the 6th Biennial Golf Tournament late this school term. Both occasions were remarkable, and most importantly, raised funds to support our Scholarship Fund! I would also like to add, it was especially enjoyable to honor Coach Rankin by naming this new running event in his honor, as well as to see so many wonderful alumni and alumni parents at the golf outing on a beautiful day in May!

 hat’s not all! We were also able to T create and continue amazing Churchill traditions throughout the year, including: a delicious BBQ lunch and treats from an ice cream truck followed by Field Day, out-of-this-world art displays and creations, a Spirit Week that got everyone’s creative juices (and looks) going, fabulous drama performances, student clubs, a successful food drive, a visit from St. Louis County Police Department SWAT Unit (and truck), and sweet goodies to celebrate all the holidays. Finally, our year culminated with a virtual Awards and Graduation Ceremony and a lively in-person celebratory parade around school with music, custom “Congratulations Bulldogs!” signage, merriment and more! Thank you so much again for playing an active and vital role in our school community throughout this extraordinary school year. We have had some amazing and incredible moments that we will treasure forever. I appreciate all that you do to support Churchill. Go Bulldogs! Sincerely,

ANNE EVERS

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A Message from the

Board President DEAR CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL FAMILY & FRIENDS, What a year! How many times can we say that?! But it truly was a year filled with adversity, adaptability, accountability AND achievement. Thanks in large part to Anne Evers, in her inaugural term as Head of School, along with our dedicated administrators, faculty and staff, our students ambitiously met challenges, goals and Churchill’s outstanding curriculum with aplomb!

HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN

I want to commend Anne and her team for their dedication to keeping our school community safe, healthy and in session the entire year. They were in constant collaboration with St. Louis County Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Association of Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Independent Schools of St. Louis, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Harvard’s School of Public Health, to not only create but valiantly and consistently execute Churchill’s Health & Safety Plan, allowing our students to enjoy in-person learning throughout the entire school year. In addition, Churchill invested in a state-of-the-art plasma ionization generating treatment device that proactively and continuously purifies the indoor air circulating throughout the building, as well as the installation of plexiglass barriers in highly-trafficked areas, touchless hand sanitizer dispensers, motion and automatic lighting, and a digital daily health screening app that every faculty, staff and student completed before reporting to school every morning. We are so proud of the ongoing Health & Safety Plan we implemented that helped to ensure uninterrupted learning experiences for all students!

ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN

As Anne touched on in her letter, I am excited to report that through the tremendous efforts of Campaign Co-Chairs Ginny Orthwein and Meredith Perkins, as well as the entire Campaign Committee, we have raised over $5 million dollars through the Forever Grateful Endowment Campaign. Of that total, $1.5 million will increase our capacity of need-based scholarship assistance by 30 percent, including aid for Day School, Summer

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School and Tutoring. The remaining $3.5 million will expand teacher training, school partnerships and our free speaker series for the Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships and Community Outreach Fund. The impact that we will be able to make in our region through this funding will be significant - reaching an increased number of educators, children, schools, parents and the broader community, with a focus on communities that have suffered disinvestments over time. Our goal of the Campaign was to make Churchill accessible to more children and families and thanks to your unwavering commitment, we are broadening the meaningful difference we are making throughout the region!

ANNUAL FUND

Under the leadership of Development Chair Sarah Roche and Director of Development Christina Weyers, the Annual Fund goal was met and surpassed this year with generous gifts totaling more than $272,000! As part of the Annual Fund, #GivingTuesday and #GiveSTLDay continue to be important days of philanthropy; this year, we raised over $30,000 in those two days alone through online giving. Gifts of ANY amount to the Annual Fund play an essential role in helping the school thrive, enhancing and sustaining excellence in our faculty, facility, curriculum, academic resources and technology. BIG thanks to each and every one of you who made a gift to Churchill this year. Your generosity truly makes an impact for days, months and years to come.

EVENT FUNDRAISING

On an absolutely beautiful day in early May, the rain stayed away and Churchill’s 6th Biennial Golf Tournament was held with great success! From golfers to volunteers, sponsors and guests, it was by far our most prosperous golf outing yet. We raised over $89,000 for the Scholarship Fund! A special thank you to our amazing event sponsors, including Platinum Sponsor Broadview Screens and Gold Sponsors Butler Family Foundation, Acme Erectors, The Galt Family and McBride Homes. Churchill’s First Biennial Run With Rankin was also successful this year, thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored, competed and encouraged throughout this virtual 5K/1-mile run

fundraiser in honor of Mr. Rankin. We had more than 250 registrants and raised over $13,000 to support the Scholarship Fund. We look forward to years and years of Bulldog running - and Run With Rankin races ahead!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

This year, more than any other year, I am grateful for the dedicated, generous members of Churchill’s Board of Trustees. Every Trustee gave of their time, talent and treasure throughout this school year, and their experience and wisdom were absolutely invaluable. In particular, the Board reviewed and updated a number of existing policies and procedures, providing important insight and suggestions. We recognized the dedication and commitment of the following individuals who rolled off Churchill’s Board of Trustees at the end of this school year: Laura Berry, Malcolm Berry, Laura Pollnow Bryan, Ted Noel, Meredith Perkins, Amy George Rush and Nicole Woerner. Thank you for your years of service, passion, hard work and fidelity! We will miss you and hope to see you at various events and on campus for years to come! We are thrilled to welcome new Board members: Brian Dull, Darby Hogan Hille, Zach Kratofil, Jaclyn Pollnow, Rebecca Schulz and Lisa Walshauser for the 2021-22 school year!

FOREVER GRATEFUL

Finally, I want to express my gratitude to the entire Churchill Center & School community. It has been an honor serving Churchill as Board President during the past three years. I look forward to my continued involvement as a Board member and alumni parent, and I extend my sincerest best wishes to new Board President Phyllis Hartrich, under whose leadership Churchill will undoubtedly continue to grow and thrive. I believe that if we continue to be guided by a mission and philosophy that encourages hard work, dedication and transformation, the 2021-22 school year and every year beyond, will be successful in every way! Sincerely,

ASIM S. RAZA


Statement of Activities Total Revenues

June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Total Expenses Day School Tuition Summer Tutorial Serv ices Tutorial Fees Outreach Revenue

Program

Fundraiser Revenue Annual Giving, Grants & Gifts

Management

Forev er Grateful Campaign Gifts

Fundraising

Net Investment Income Gain on Forgiv eness of PPP Loan Other Revenues

Total Revenue Day School Tuition Summer Tutorial Services Tutorial Fees Outreach Revenue Fundraiser Revenue

Total Expenses

Annual Giving, Grants & Gifts Forever Grateful Campaign Gifts Net Investment Income Gain on Forgiveness of PPP Loan Other Revenues

Program Management & General Fundraising

REVENUES

AMOUNT

% OF TOTAL

Day School Tuition Summer Tutorial Services Tutorial Fees Outreach Revenue Net Investment Income Other Revenues Fundraiser Revenue Annual Giving, Grants & Gifts Forever Grateful Campaign Gifts Realized Gain on Investments Unrealized Gain on Investments Gain on Forgiveness of PPP Loan

5,096,397 119,700 536,853 41,675 146,658 103,228 159,496 268,163 394,875 571,822 2,088,816 1,000,000

49% 1% 5% 0% 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 20% 9%

TOTAL REVENUES

$10,527,683

100%

EXPENSES

AMOUNT

% OF TOTAL

Program Management & General Fundraising

5,951,231 615,827 257,866

87% 9% 4%

TOTAL EXPENSES Increase in Net Assets Net Assets at Beginning of Year

NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR

$6,824,924

100%

3,702,759 22,143,620

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Outreach REPORT EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES This school year we (virtually) welcomed and learned from Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., NCSP, ABSNP, an internationally-renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, who has authored eight books on learning and emotional disorders in children. He has 20 years of experience as a school psychologist and educational neuropsychologist, and has achieved many and varied professional accolades. During his virtual symposisms with faculty, parents and other community members, Dr. Feifer spoke on the following topics: The Neuropsychology of Stress & Trauma The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders The Neuropsychology of Mathematics Each presentation and discussion was extremely informative and we’re thankful he could join us! MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Churchill will host Jessica Minahan, a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), author, special educator and worldwide consultant, on Friday, October 29, 2021. She will speak to our teachers and community on “Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety or Oppositional Behavior.” Ms. Minahan is a highly-sought international consultant who specializes in subjects ranging from effective interventions for students with anxiety to supporting hard-to-reach students in full-inclusion public school settings. We look forward to the presentation and discussion! More information will be available on Churchill’s website and Facebook this fall.

PARENT & STUDENT EDUCATION WORKSHOPS HERB CASE AWARD Churchill hosted five Wilson Reading System® (WRS) virtual parent workshops throughout the year. Each was attended by current parents, prospective students and parents, and area educators. One bright spot to virtual conferences? Grandparents, friends and colleagues near and far were able to join! (One particular grandmother from Colorado was very happy to be able to participate via the Zoom call!)

WILSON READING SYSTEM® TEACHER TRAINING HERB CASE AWARD

Churchill hosted six virtual Wilson Reading System® teacher workshops this school year, including five Fundations® courses and one WRS introductory course.

For questions or to learn more about the Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Community Outreach Program, please contact: Outreach Director Mary Brotherton at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

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SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM & WILSON FUNDATIONS® TEACHER TRAINING Jeff Smith, a Churchill Wilson Accredited Trainer, introduced kindergarten and first grade teachers at The Arch Community School, a St. Louis charter elementary school, to Fundations®. Fundations is an effective prevention and early intervention program that provides critical strategies for reading, spelling and handwriting. Mr. Smith’s observation days were often virtual, and students were also mostly learning virtually, so parents and teachers alike could recognize the extreme value and importance of this supplemental and structured reading program. He was able to make a few in-person visits throughout April and May, which was a great opportunity for him and the teachers he worked with. He looks forward to continuing his training with these same educators during the 2021-22 school year.

COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Community Outreach Program Director Mary Brotherton presented a Simulations and Adaptations workshop to second year medical residents of the SLU School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, during the Annual Education Seminar at St. Mary’s Hospital. Churchill hosted the second annual Virtual Iris Show. Faculty members, current families and community friends shared their blooms! Entries were then “displayed” and posted as still and video images on Facebook and Instagram.


Staff Recognition THIS YEAR. Every week. Every day. Our faculty and staff show up and make a difference in the lives of our students and their families’ lives - in big ways, in small ways, and in every way in-between. At the end of May, we were finally able to safely gather to recognize and celebrate some noteworthy years of service, well-earned retirements and achievements all around! 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR 40 YEARS

Debbie Warden

35 YEARS

Laurie Yalem

20 YEARS

Tami Helfrich Mary Linhares

15 YEARS

Christa Dieckmann Janet Kieffer Mary Newmaster Maggie Scheurer Sue Shaw Cathy Wiesehan

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR 10 YEARS

Cathy Doering Jan McMichael

5 YEARS

Ellen Knubley Tori Summers

1 YEAR

Katie Floro Clare Polette Heather Sartin Steph Slonka

40 YEARS

15 YEARS

Linda Walton

30 YEARS

Shauna Barton Katie Casey Mary Beth Hofer

25 YEARS

10 YEARS

Christine Stofer Carmen Carroll

20 YEARS

Susan Howison Jeff Smith

Kim Davidson Jim Duehren (and Dixie!) Amy Morris

5 YEARS

Christina Weyers

1 YEAR

Angel Deatherage Michelle Iken Malissa James Alexis King Elly Schueppert Elizabeth Steiner

1 YEAR

5 YEARS

10 YEARS

15 YEARS

20 YEARS

25 YEARS

30 YEARS

40 YEARS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RETIREES! We also honored the commitment of three extraordinary women who dedicated their talents, time and hearts to the Churchill community for the past 27-40 years. Ms. Maryanne Gallen, Mrs. Linda Walton and Ms. Laurie Yalem retired at the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year. Churchill will most definitely not be the same without these incredible educators (and advocates), but we wish them all the most peaceful and relaxing retirements!

Ms. Gallen 27 Years

Mrs. Walton 40 Years

Ms. Yalem 36 Years

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The following named funds have been established as part of the Forever Grateful Endowment Campaign to support the Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Community Outreach Program and the Scholarship Assistance Program. (Includes pledges/gifts made between August 2018 - May 31, 2021). As a core part of our mission, Churchill has always recognized the vital importance of fostering a greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities through educating and enlightening the community. In 2018, in honor of Founding Director Emeritus Sandra Gilligan’s retirement after 42 years of service to this mission, Churchill launched a comprehensive effort to raise $5 million in endowment funds to expand our outreach and scholarship programs. The Forever Grateful Campaign had one simple goal: to make Churchill accessible to more children and families, with a focus on communities that have suffered disinvestments over time. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Churchill community and the greater St. Louis area, more than $5.3 million has been raised to broaden Churchill’s impact and truly transform the lives of children and their families. Because of YOU, Churchill will continue to make a lasting difference now and forever in education and outreach across the region. Please see further details in the message from Churchill’s Board President Asim Raza on Page 2. We are “forever grateful” for your support!

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Special thanks to our incredible co-chairs and committee members for their hard work and dedication to the success of this Campaign! CO-CHAIRS: Ginny Orthwein Meredith Perkins MEMBERS: Rachael Brightfield Laura Bryan Chris Danforth Jodie Finney

Matt Jones Jennifer Lord Peter Millman Fax Pollnow Asim Raza Amy George Rush Michael Scully Bill Snyder

$5.3 million

raised to date! $

IN PLEDGES & GIFTS

BELLWETHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: The Bellwether Foundation BERGES FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: James and Cathy* Berges WILL CELLA FAMILY & NED MARSHALL FAMILY FUND Established by: The Will Cella and Ned Marshall Families MR. & MRS. PARKER B. CONDIE, SR. FUND Established by: Mr. and Mrs. Parker B. Condie, Sr. • Jodie and Spencer Finney MARYANNE B. GALLEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: The Hough Family • Anonymous DENNIS & JUDY JONES FAMILY FOUNDATION FUND Established by: Dennis & Judy Jones Family Foundation • DJ and Samantha Jones • Matt and Chrissie Jones • Dennis* and Judy Jones AUDREY & PARKER LORD SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: Audrey and Parker Lord EDWIN L. NOEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: The Edwin L. Noel Family • Carter Noel Miller and Ben Miller • Edwin C. and Lauren Noel • Caroline Noel Cooper • Harry Agress • Carson and Martha Baur • Edward and Shellie Baur • Catherine Bollinger • Ariel Carroll • Fred and Kathy Hanser • Jackes Foundation John and Farrell Crowley The Galt Family • Stephen and Jody Jones • Jay Marshall • Jean and Leigh Mason • Charles and Anne McAlpin • Barbara Stamper • Whitney Stine

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STEPHEN & GINNY ORTHWEIN FAMILY FUND Established by: The Stephen Orthwein Family • Stephen* and Ginny Orthwein • Adele Dilschneider • Adolphus Orthwein • Chris and Binkie Orthwein • Danny Orthwein • Nettie Orthwein Dodge • Tim and Nancy Tegeler • William R. Orthwein, Jr. and Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation MR. & MRS. FAIRFAX F. POLLNOW OUTREACH FUND Established by: Mr. and Mrs. Fairfax Pollnow • David and Jaclyn Pollnow • Laura Pollnow Bryan and Andy Bryan • Chris and Mindy Pollnow MARGARET & RICHARD RINEY FAMILY FOUNDATION OUTREACH FUND Established by: Margaret and Richard Riney Family Foundation BILL & SANDY SNYDER FOUNDATION FUND Established by: Bill and Sandy Snyder Foundation STAENBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis • Rachael Staenberg Brightfield and Joel Brightfield • Michael and Carol Staenberg JONAS WALTON PEACEBUILDER SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by: Steve and Emily Walton SANDRA K. GILLIGAN EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND (including general endowed gifts made to support outreach, scholarship or greatest need): • Art and Barb Ackermann • Preston and Mayo Amos • Brian and Sue Andrew • Bob and Nancy Baglan • Marc and Julie Bahr • Charles and Laura Barnes • Rufus K. Barton III • Sue Schaefer Baum • Dana Benson

• Berges Family Foundation • Malcolm and Laura Berry • Bob and June Berry • Art and Amelia Bond • John and Marie Brauer • Beth Brookshier and Mark Meyer • Steve and Mary Brotherton • Peggy Brouillet • Aron and Katie Casey • Willard and Linda Chamberlin • Jim and Sharon Charmley • Russ and Jayne Chong • Matt and Cathy Courtney • Crawford Taylor Foundation • David and Joan Culver • Chris and Molly Danforth • John and Debbie Danner • Gene and Gretchen Davis • Eric and Christa Dieckmann • Catherine Doering • Phil Estep and Mary Carpenter • Anne Evers • Barry and Janet Faintich • Sandra Gilligan • Gabe and Nicole Gore • The Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation • Cindy Grochowski • Rusty Hager • Hank and Nancy Harbaugh • Kathi Harshman • Dan and Phyllis Hartrich • Jay and Allyn Heffner • Tami Helfrich • Sam and Pat Hopmeier Charitable Fund • Tom Huffman • The Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation • Everett and Pam Kalkbrenner • Richard Keller • Jim and Patty Kenney • Janet Kieffer • Jeff and Ellen Knubley • Carole Kroeger • DeDe Lambert • Brandon and Kearney Liuzza • Carol Margolis • Kevin and Sarah McDaniel • James and Elizabeth McDonnell • Ralph and Jan McMichael • James and Raina McNutt • Joe and Wyndy McRoy • Ryan Miano • Peter and Sydney Millman • Richard and Joan Millman

• Jason and McKay Mills • Judy Milton • Tom and Jill Moller • Sarah Mounkes • Mary Newmaster • James O’Connor • Campbell Perkins • Peter and Meredith Perkins • The PNC Financial Services Group • Gerry Prell • Judy Presberg • Donald and Cheryl Pruitt • Colleen Raley • Asim and Saadia Raza • Mike and Sarah Roche • Craig and Jennifer Rosenthal • John and Nancy Ross • Bob and Sue Ruzicka • Tom and Carie Saak • Lane and Connie Sander • David and Jamie Sauerburger • Matt and Melissa Sauter • Philip and Carol Schwab • Michael and Susan Scully • John and Jean Serafin • Robert Shively • Ted and Jane Simmons • Gary and Shana Singer • Tim and Jan Smith • John and Rebecca Sperling • Doug and Julie Stanley • Jim and Pat Steiner • Scott and Mary Ellen Stephens • Philipp* and Susan* Stoeberl • Don and Perry Streett • Kenneth and Shawn Suelthaus • Scott and Anne Sutter • Will Sutter • William and Blair Thompson • Paul Vandivort • Peter and Julie Villhard • Steve and Linda Walton • Jerry and Debbie Warden • Kyle and Christina Weyers • Wilson Language Training® • Julie Wiseman • Bob and Nicky Woerner • Alwyn Wolfarth* • Bonnie Summers Wolfarth

* Deceased

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2020 - 2021

Leadership Giving

THANK YOU for your generous support that impacts and propels our life-changing mission. We are so grateful for friends like you who have made a leadership commitment to support Churchill Center & School by joining the Starfish Circle. Students and families need Churchill’s research-based curriculum and proven strategies which helps provide the best education possible for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities. We are proud to be an expert source of knowledge for teachers and other educational professionals throughout the community. Your amazing generosity and dedication through your Starfish Circle gift ensures our students receive the very best individualized education for learning disabilities available. Recognition levels include gifts made to the Annual Fund, Scholarship Fund, Endowment Campaign, Outreach Program and Event Underwriting from June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021.

Starfish Circle Founder

Leader

Anonymous Malcolm and Laura Berry Joel and Rachael Brightfield Aron and Carrie Clay Thomas and Suzanne Hough Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation Dennis & Judy Jones Family Foundation Patricia Lane Audrey and Parker Lord Jean and Leigh Mason James McDonnell III and Elizabeth McDonnell Jason and McKay Mills Stephen* and Ginny Orthwein Family Foundation William R. Orthwein Jr. & Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation Asim and Saadia Raza John Ross Jr. and Nancy Ross Philip and Carol Schwab William and Sandy Snyder Staenberg Family Foundation James and Patricia Steiner Donald and Perry Streett Steven and Emily Walton

Preston and Mayo Amos Tee and Shellie Baur Art and Amelia Bond Andrew and Laura Pollnow Bryan Butler Family Foundation

$10,000 +

$5,000 - $9,999

Michael Butler

Parker Condie Sr. and Margot Condie Matt and Cathy Courtney

Broadview Screen Co.

Chris and Molly Danforth Robert and Anita Dunaway Spencer and Jodie Finney Steven and Nancy Fox J. Christopher Kerckhoff Jr. and Jessica Kerckhoff Ned and Sally Lemkemeier Michael and Sarah Roche Simmons Charitable Foundation Timothy and Nancy Tegeler Alwyn Wolfarth* and Bonnie Summers Wolfarth

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Benefactor

$3,000 - $4,999

Marcus and Julie Bahr Catherine Bollinger Seamus Concagh and Lissa Lopez-Concagh Sandra K. Gilligan Thomas and Trish Goldberg Steven J. and Christine Gordon Gabe and Nicole Gore Jackes Foundation

The Galt Family

Theodore MacDonald Jr. and Joyce MacDonald David and Laura Margolis Kevin and Sarah McDaniel Edwin C. and Lauren Noel Danny Orthwein Jeff and Emily Todt Paul Trelstad and Lynn Beall

Patron

$2,000 - $2,999

Claudio and Julia Abreu Peter and Ruthie Ahlering Steven and Diane Anderson Anonymous Rufus Barton III and Mary Barton John Berra Jr. and Reneé Berra

Scott Blind Jim and Sharon Charmley Clay and Hillary Coffee Isabelle Coovert R.E. Evers Spencer and Jodie Finney Edward and Dorette Goldberg Curt and Catherine Gunsbury Michael and Micki Kaemmerer Hal Kroeger Jeffrey and Jill Krogen DeDe Lambert Brandon and Lisa Mann Carol Margolis John and Léona McAllister Cynthia Medart Moneta Group Deidre Murphy Danny Orthwein Peter and Meredith Perkins Fairfax and Felicite Pollnow Jeffrey Rush and Amy George Rush Jonathan and Susie Sachs Greg and Caroline Saunders Alvin and Ruth Siteman John and Rebecca Sperling David and Angela Stoeberl William and Blair Thompson John and Emily Villa Peter and Julie Villhard * Deceased


2020 - 2021

Additional Giving Levels

Recognition levels include gifts made to the Annual Fund, Scholarship Fund, Endowment Campaign, Outreach Program and Event Underwriting from June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021.

VICTORY SOCIETY $1,000 - $1,999

BULLDOG SOCIETY $500 - $999

Allen Allred Hunter and Betsey Brown Jeffrey and Sarah Brown Marc and Suzanne Burstein Cori Christiansen Niels Christiansen Roy and Janis Coffee F.J. Cornwell Jr. and Ann Cornwell Michael and Cherie Dardas Steven and Susan Dardas Anne Evers Timothy Ewing and Jeannette Veron-Ewing David Farrell Joseph and Abby Goldberg Todd and Stephanie Greenberg Daniel and Phyllis Hartrich Joseph Heffner Jr. and Allyn Heffner Larry and Kathleen Hill Richard and Candy Hintz Tom and Janet Horlacher Douglass and Sondra Horstman J. David Levy Jr. and Lucy Levy Eric and Julie Mai Clara McLeod David and Amy Meyers Daniel Parietti and Carmen Ubarri Plancorp, Inc. Ronald and Grace Reagan Joseph and Nancy Robinson Steven Rothman and Lynne Kipnis David and Christine Sadler Lane and Connie Sander

Anonymous Emily Arneson Peder Arneson Algis and Elizabeth Babusis Matthew and Mary Badler Jim and Trary Barnes Charles and Laura Barnes Tim and Margaret Barrett Boeing Gift Matching Program John Brauer III and Marie Brauer Andrew and Donna Bresler Steve and Mary Brotherton Willard and Linda Chamberlin Commerce Trust Company Scott and Elizabeth Cornwell Glen and Patricia Deutsch Jack and Dorothy Ellis Facebook Payments Inc. Donald and Laura Frank W. Robert Fuquay Michelle Gauthier

Lane Sander State Farm

Gary and Shana Singer Doug and Julie Stanley Margaret Sullivan The St. Louis Trust Company Tim and Lisa Walshauser Brian Witherspoon

Michelle Gauthier Life Coaching

Tracy Gilliam Robert and Stacey Hawkins Jeffrey and Stephanie Hoelscher Matthew Hrdlicka

Excel Signs & Design

Intercon Chemical and Clearly Better Kyle and Lauren Kerner Carole Kroeger Learning Consultants, Inc. Bill and Lois Leith Jonathan and Mary McAllister Joe and Wyndy McRoy Ronald and Sonja Newsome Campbell Perkins David and Kerri Powers John and Johanna Powers Pierce Powers Jr. and Sue Powers Edward Rohan Michael and Maureen Schoenwalder John and Jean Serafin

Scott and Mary Ellen Stephens Mark and Robyn Tonopolsky Michael and Lisa Walden Kevin and Diana Wittig Jeffrey York and Cheree Berry

FRIEND $100 - $499 Arthur and Barbara Ackermann Joseph Adler and Judith Sachwald Joseph Alexandre Amazon Anonymous Chris and Kara Baird Daniel and Anna Bembower Robert and Marianne Bergamini Jacqueline Billet Derek and Emily Bremer Beth Brookshier and Mark Meyer Bruce and Gina Brunner Richard and Sheila Buckles Edward and Judith Call Fred Canning Carolyn Carnesale Ariel Carroll Michael Carroll Jr. and Carmen Carroll Ann Case Aron and Katherine Casey Russell and Jayne Chong Paul and Rosanne Chong Robert Cox III and Natalie Cox Markey Culver Donald and Christine Cushing Devin and Susan Dalpoas Ron and Jan Daniel John and Deborah Danner Michael and Cherie Dardas Tyree Derrick Jr. and Linda Derrick William DeWitt III and Ira DeWitt Eric and Christa Dieckmann Kevin and Emma Dolley Jim and Cathe Duehren Bill and Pam Duggin

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FRIEND CON’T $100 - $499 Duncker Streett & Co. Philip and Carla Dunn Donald Erftmier Jr. and Anne Erftmier Barry and Janet Faintich Ryan and Jennifer Farmer Mark and Mary Favazza Keith and Ann Fischer Jon and Kelly Forrler Paul and Kitty Fowler Donald and Mariel Frank Steven and Dolores Frisbie Maryanne Gallen Matthew and Dawn Galloway Bill* and Joy Galluzzo Jock and Nancy Gauthier Joseph and Louise Gazzoli Betty Graham Joan Griesemer Cindy Grochowski Kathlyn Gross Joseph Guerra and Susan McMichael Richard and Nancy Gulick Gloria Hamilton Frederick and Katharine Hanser Elie Harir and Galit Lev-Harir Mary Hartman Tami Helfrich Doug and Sabrina Hickel Jeff Hill Joe and Jane Hill Robert and Gunhild Hill Robert and Susan Howison Way and Diana Huey David Human Sr. and Marisa Human Indeed Myron and Randee Jacobs John and Judith Ann Judy Everett and Pam Kalkbrenner Janet Kieffer Allison King Jeff and Ellen Knubley Todd and Anne Koenig Thomas and Mona Kohn Curtiss and Barbara Komen Thomas and Samantha Lancia Douglas and Michelle Lange Caroline Lavigne David and Nikki Lemkemeier Jim and Joy Lillard James and Mary Linhares Robert and Heather Luljak Richard and Deborah Maack Terry Markway Jeffrey and Jennifer Martin Matt and Stephanie McAvin Kevin and Anne McCormack Ralph and Jan McMichael * Deceased

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James and Raina McNutt Matthew and Debra McWay Denise Meckler John and Toni Meyers Kurt and Chrissy Mollet Tim and Jeanine Morgan Aidan Murphy Sr. and Cynthia Murphy Richard Murphy Jr. and Nancy Murphy Mary Newmaster Carter Noel Miller and Ben Miller Mary Ann Nunn Robert and Jene O’Blennis John and Mary Ann O’Neill Ronald and Carol Oldani Scott and Christine Oldani George Pelican William and Susan Piper Judy Presberg Chris and Sarah Primmer Alfred and Francine Proffer Donald and Cheryl Pruitt Frederic Pugliano Lawrence and Betty Rakestraw John and Lynn Rawlings RubinBrown LLP Allen Rueter and Catherine Koziol Thomas and Carie Saak St. Louis Community Foundation David and Jamie Sauerburger Matthew and Melissa Sauter Brian and Maggie Scheurer Ronald Schleper and Laura Vandiver Donald and Joan Schmidt Joseph and Rebecca Schulz Neil and Emily Schulz Justin and Anna Schwartzman Edward and Deborah Schwarz Michael and Susan Scully John and Susan Shaw Pete and Stephanie Slonka Christopher and Kim Smith Jeff Smith and Michelle Birkla Whitney Stine David and Christine Stofer Matthew and Becky Struckel Kenneth and Shawn Suelthaus Kelly Sullivan Summers Compton Wells Allen and Edna Surinsky Will Sutter

Christopher Tarrant and MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant Christopher and Tracy Thach Bruce Thomadsen and Louise Goldstein Raphael and Jillian Thomadsen Gregg and Ginger Thomas Dennis and Barbara Tilly Matthew and Kate Totterdale Glenn and Libby Travers Paul Vandivort Jr. and Linda Vandivort Adrian and Elsa Vella Todd and Kellie Viau Steve and Linda Walton Michael and Nancy Wamble Jerry and Debbie Warden Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program Kyle and Christina Weyers Robert and Judith White Matthew and Angela Wichmer Joel and Catherine Wiesehan Gayle Williams Patrick and Christine Win Bob and Nicole Woerner Amy Wolfe Laurie Yalem Roger and Marie Zeman Mark and Debra Zerman Stephen and Pamela Zonca


ANNUAL FUND

Giving by Constituency

GIFTS RECEIVED JUNE 1, 2020 - MAY 31, 2021 Churchill’s Annual Fund dollars are essential in supplementing our operating budget consisting of critical, everyday costs like: recruiting and retaining our specialized teachers, investigating and expanding innovative classroom technology, developing and initiating our research-based, individualized curriculum, improving our building, purchasing classroom materials, and so much more. We are grateful for our entire Churchill community’s steadfast commitment, passion and dedication through Annual Fund gifts totaling more than $272,000! This achievement was accomplished with strong support from all of you, including 100% participation and unwavering engagement from faculty and staff and our Board of Trustees. Churchill truly changes lives inside and beyond the walls of our school building. Every gift to Churchill’s Annual Fund makes a meaningful difference!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Preston Amos Laura Berry Malcolm Berry Art Bond Laura Pollnow Bryan Jim Charmley Matt Courtney Jodie Finney Sandra K. Gilligan Steven J. Gordon Nicole Gore Phyllis A. Hartrich Sarah McDaniel Kurt Mollet Edwin C. Noel Danny Orthwein Ginny Orthwein Meredith Perkins Asim Raza

Sarah Roche Amy George Rush Julie Stanley Scott Stephens Perry Streett Peter S. Villhard Brian Witherspoon Nicole Woerner Bonnie Summers Wolfarth

FACULTY & STAFF Sue Andrew Shauna Barton Blake Becker Anna Bembower Amy Bennett Katelyn Boyer Beth Brookshier Mary Brotherton Dan Carney Carmen Carroll Katie Casey Wendy Castle Kim Davidson Christa Dieckmann Catherine Doering Jim Duehren Beth Durban Sarah Ellis Anne Evers

Katie Floro Kelly Forrler Maryanne Gallen Cindy Grochowski Amy Hannan Beth Hanock Tami Helfrich Mary Beth Hofer Susan Howison Michelle Iken Emma Kay Janet Kieffer Alexis King Ellen Knubley Tammy Lally Mary Linhares Paige McIlvaine Jan McMichael Wyndy McRoy

Amy Morris Jon Moyer Nicole Murphy Mary Newmaster Joy Owens Brittany Patrick Clare Polette Brad Rankin Jon Rubin Heather Sartin Maggie Scheurer Justin Schwartzman Kit Sheets Kate Sides Stephanie Slonka Jeff Smith Christine Stofer Tori Summers Melanie Talbert

Stacy Vehlewald Linda Walton Debbie Warden Christina Weyers Angela Wichmer Cathy Wiesehan Julie Wiseman Laurie Yalem

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ALUMNI Preston Amos ‘89 Amy (Pedroli) Bennett ‘05 Katelyn (White) Boyer ‘00 Rachael (Staenberg) Brightfield ‘98 Laura (Pollnow) Bryan ‘89 Marc Burstein ‘83 Dan Carney ‘89 Markey Culver ‘00 Chris Danforth ‘87 Jodie (Condie) Finney ‘91 Katie Floro ‘03 Kyle Kerner ‘90 Peter Millman ‘93 Edwin C. Noel ‘91 Danny Orthwein ‘02 J.D. Powers ‘99 Edward Rohan ‘16 Will Sutter ‘09

CURRENT PARENTS Peter and Ruthie Ahlering Peder Arneson Matthew and Mary Badler Malcolm and Laura Berry Derek and Emily Bremer David and Shannon Briner Jeffrey and Sarah Brown Bruce and Gina Brunner Andrew and Laura Pollnow Bryan Michael Butler James and Sharon Charmley Cori Christiansen Niels Christiansen Aron and Carrie Clay Seamus Concagh and Lissa Lopez-Concagh Devin and Susan Dalpoas Kevin and Emma Dolley Ryan and Jennifer Farmer Mark and Mary Favazza Steven and Nancy Fox Matthew and Micah Fraizer Donald and Laura Frank Joseph and Abby Goldberg Steven J. and Christine Gordon Anthony Greiner and Elizabeth O’Neil-Greiner Robert Hamilton Doug and Sabrina Hickel Joe and Jane Hill J. Christopher Kerckhoff Jr. and Jessica Kerckhoff Kyle and Lauren Kerner Todd and Anne Koenig Jeffrey and Jill Krogen Thomas and Samantha Lancia Jim and Joy Lillard Robert and Heather Luljak Eric and Julie Mai Brandon and Lisa Mann

Jeffrey and Jennifer Martin Matt and Stephanie McAvin Kevin and Sarah McDaniel James and Raina McNutt Matthew and Debra McWay David and Amy Meyers Peter and Sydney Millman Tim and Jeanine Morgan Deidre Murphy Kelly O’Donnell Scott and Christine Oldani David and Kerri Powers Frederic Pugliano Jeffrey Rush and Amy George Rush Donald and Karen Ruzicka Jonathan and Susie Sachs Greg and Caroline Saunders Ronald Schleper and Laura Vandiver Bradley and Emily Schmidt Michael and Maureen Schoenwalder Joseph and Rebecca Schulz Christopher and Kim Smith David and Angela Stoeberl Andrew Strauss David and Tammy Street Wendy Surinsky Christopher Tarrant and MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant Christopher and Tracy Thach Raphael and Jillian Thomadsen Jeff and Emily Todt Mark and Robyn Tonopolsky Matthew and Kate Totterdale Glenn and Libby Travers Adrian and Elsa Vella Todd and Kellie Viau Katy Wienke Patrick and Christine Win Kevin and Diana Wittig Jeffrey York and Cheree Berry

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CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS Amazon (AmazonSmile) American Online Giving Foundation AT&T Technologies Benevity Community Impact Fund The Blackbaud Giving Fund Employees Community Foundation of Boeing St. Louis Facebook Payments Inc. Indeed Learning Consultants, Inc. Mastercard PayPal Giving Fund Schnucks Markets (eScrip) Simmons Charitable Foundation St. Louis Community Foundation TEGNA Foundation-Matching Gift Program Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program YourCause (YourCause.com)


PARENTS OF ALUMNI Claudio and Julia Abreu Arthur and Barbara Ackermann Allen Allred David and Ellen Amarnek Steven and Diane Anderson Algis and Elizabeth Babusis Charles and Laura Barnes Glen and Shauna Barton Robert and Marianne Bergamini John Berra Jr. and Reneé Berra Jacqueline Billet Art and Amelia Bond John Brauer III and Marie Brauer Andrew and Donna Bresler Michael and Gloria Burns Mark Capellupo Ann Case Russell and Jayne Chong Clay and Hillary Coffee Parker Condie Sr. and Margot Condie Dan and Kris Coots Scott and Betsy Cornwell Matt and Cathy Courtney Tyree Derrick Jr. and Linda Derrick Glen and Patricia Deutsch Robert and Anita Dunaway Jack and Dorothy Ellis Timothy Ewing and Jeannette Veron-Ewing Barry and Janet Faintich Mitchell and Jayme Fingerman Keith and Ann Fischer W. Robert Fuquay Matthew and Dawn Galloway Ted and Gayle Garrett Joseph and Louise Gazzoli Thomas and Trish Goldberg Gabe and Nicole Gore Todd and Stephanie Greenberg Joseph Guerra and Susan McMichael Elie Harir and Galit Lev-Harir Daniel and Phyllis Hartrich Robert and Stacey Hawkins Clay and Mary Hawryszko Joseph Heffner Jr. and Allyn Heffner Larry and Kathleen Hill Linda Hinshaw Richard and Candy Hintz Jeffrey and Stephanie Hoelscher Tom and Janet Horlacher Thomas and Suzanne Hough Way and Diana Huey David Human Sr. and Marisa Human John and Judith Ann Judy Michael and Micki Kaemmerer Thomas and Mona Kohn Curtiss and Barbara Komen Carole Kroeger Hal Kroeger

DeDe Lambert Douglas and Michelle Lange J. David Levy Jr. and Lucy Levy Richard and Debbie Maack Theodore MacDonald Jr. and Joyce MacDonald David and Laura Margolis Terry Markway John and Léona McAllister Clara McLeod Denise Meckler Andrew and Veronica Milligan Jason and McKay Mills Kurt and Chrissy Mollet Robert Mooney III and Lisa Mooney Aidan Murphy Sr. and Cynthia Murphy Richard Murphy Jr. and Nancy Murphy Carter Noel Miller Ronald and Sonja Newsome Ginny Orthwein Daniel Parietti and Carmen Ubarri Peter and Meredith Perkins Fairfax and Felicite Pollnow Pierce Powers Jr. and Sue Powers Donald and Cheryl Pruitt John and Lynn Rawlings Asim and Saadia Raza Joseph and Nancy Robinson Michael and Sarah Roche Scott and Patricia Rose John Ross Jr. and Nancy Ross Steven Rothman and Lynne Kipnis Allen Rueter and Catherine Koziol Thomas and Carie Saak David and Christine Sadler David and Jamie Sauerburger Matthew and Melissa Sauter Philip and Carol Schwab Edward and Deborah Schwarz Michael and Susan Scully John and Jean Serafin John and Susan Shaw Gary and Shana Singer William and Sandy Snyder John and Rebecca Sperling Doug and Julie Stanley Mark and Kathryn Stoddard Donald and Perry Streett Matthew and Becky Struckel Kenneth and Shawn Suelthaus William and Blair Thompson Paul Trelstad and Lynn Beall Paul Vandivort Jr. and Linda Vandivort John and Emily Villa Peter and Julie Villhard Steven and Emily Walton Gayle Williams Julie Wiseman Brian Witherspoon

James and Tina Witte Alwyn Wolfarth* and Bonnie Summers Wolfarth Mark and Debra Zerman Stephen and Pamela Zonca

FRIENDS Anonymous Marcus and Julie Bahr John and Deborah Danner R.E. Evers David Farrell Bill* and Joy Galluzzo Philip and Margaret George Robert and Peggy Gower Richard and Nancy Gulick Tina Hanny Frederick and Katharine Hanser Mary Hartman Everett and Pam Kalkbrenner Allison King Kevin and Anne McCormack James McDonnell III and Elizabeth McDonnell William and Susan Piper Judy Presberg Chris and Sarah Primmer Mike and Robin Prywitch Ronald and Grace Reagan Daniel Schoenekase William and Katie Schuchman Alvin and Ruth Siteman Michael and Lisa Walden Michael and Nancy Wamble Scott and Rachel Wheatley

* Deceased

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CURRENT GRANDPARENTS

GRANDPARENTS OF ALUMNI

Joe Adler and Judy Sachwald

Mary Ann Nunn

Larry and Laurie Badler

Robert and Jene O’Blennis

Richard and Sheila Buckles

Jack and Mary Ann O’Neill

Edward and Judi Call

Ron and Carol Oldani

Paul and Rosanne Congdon

Dr. and Mrs. George Pelican

Michael and Cherie Dardas

Fax and Lissy Pollnow

Bill and Pam Duggin

Fran and Lynn Proffer

Don and Mariel Frank

Bob and Sue Ruzicka

Jock and Nancy Gauthier

Lane and Connie Sander

Ed and Dorette Goldberg

Don and Joan Schmidt

Joan Griesemer

Neil and Emily Schulz

Gloria Hamilton

Phil and Carol Schwab

Bob and Gigi Hill

Peggy Sullivan

Doug and Sonie Horstman

Allen and Edna Surinsky

Mike and Micki Kaemmerer

Bruce Thomadsen and Louise Goldstein

Grandparents of Ryan Thomadsen Grandparents of Camille Badler Grandparents of Nina Hill

Grandparents of Eleri Tarrant Grandparents of Adelaide Thach Grandparents of Zoey Pupillo Grandparents of Tate Duggin Grandparents of Brody Frank Grandparents of Oliver Lynchard Grandparents of Hope Goldberg Grandmother of James Griesemer Grandmother of Skylar Hamilton Grandparents of Alex Ruzicka Grandparents of Raymond Johnes Grandparents of Charlie and Kennedy Kaemmerer Patricia Lane

Grandmother of John Arneson Bill and Lois Leith

Grandparents of Brody Frank Ned and Sally Lemkemeier

Grandparents of Simon Lemkemeier Carol Margolis

Grandmother of Sam Tonopolsky Dorothy Meyers

Grandmother of Alec Meyers John and Toni Meyers

Grandparents of Alec Meyers

Grandmother of Emma DeBord Grandparents of Abigail Todt

Grandparents of Camille Badler Grandparents of Olivia Oldani Grandparents of George Lederman Grandparents of Catherine Bryan Grandparents of Ben Proffer Grandparents of Alex Ruzicka Grandparents of Eli Krinochkin Grandparents of Graham Schmidt Grandparents of Henry Schulz Grandparents of Danny Walshauser Grandmother of Danny Favazza Grandparents of Reggie Surinsky Grandparents of Ryan Thomadsen Dennis and Barbara Tilly

Grandparents of Will Dalpoas

Dana Benson Catherine Bollinger Willard and Linda Chamberlin Roy and Janis Coffee Isabelle Coovert F.J. Cornwell Jr. and Ann Cornwell Paul and Kitty Fowler Joan Griesemer Joseph Heffner Jr. and Allyn Heffner Myron and Randee Jacobs DeDe Lambert Cynthia Medart Fairfax and Felicite Pollnow Lawrence and Betty Rakestraw Lane and Connie Sander Philip and Carol Schwab Dennis and Marcia Spencer Alwyn Wolfarth* and Bonnie Summers Wolfarth

1978

Legacy Society A planned gift is a wonderful way to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of our Churchill students for many years to come! The 1978 Legacy Society has been established to recognize and honor those individuals who have included Churchill as a beneficiary in their overall financial or estate plan. Examples include: bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gifts of life insurance or gifts of pension/retirement plans. For more information, please contact Christina Weyers, Director of Development, at 314-997-4343 or cweyers@churchillstl.org. * Deceased

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Directed Giving

The following gifts are restricted to a specific fund.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Isaac Brown Aron and Katherine Casey Congregation B’nai Amoona Steven and Nancy Fox Ted and Gayle Garrett Jock and Nancy Gauthier Jeff Hill Nina Hill Jeffrey and Stephanie Hoelscher Reese Kerner Hal Kroeger Jeffrey and Jill Krogen Ellie Mayer Andrew and Nicole Murphy Isra Muzaffar Mary Newmaster

Audrey Saunders Henry Saunders Michael and Maureen Schoenwalder Mark and Robyn Tonopolsky Kevin and Diana Wittig

Joseph and Rebecca Schulz Mark and Robyn Tonopolsky

BRICK CAMPAIGN BUILDING FUND

TERRI’S TUTORS:

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Thomas and Trish Goldberg Fairfax and Felicite Pollnow

Emily Arneson Derek and Emily Bremer Jeffrey and Sarah Brown Bruce and Gina Brunner Andrew and Laura Bryan James and Sharon Charmley William DeWitt III and Ira DeWitt Tracy Gilliam Curt and Catherine Gunsbury Jim and Joy Lillard Eric and Julie Mai Jeffrey Rush and Amy George Rush

Philip and Carla Dunn Zach Thornton and Allison Neuenschwander

ALLEN P. & JOSEPHINE B. GREEN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation

Tributes & Memorials GIFTS IN HONOR OF:

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF:

AMY BENNETT

GINNY ORTHWEIN

COLE COFFEE

KIT SHEETS

Matthew and Mary Badler Paul and Kitty Fowler

RACHEL SCHWARZ DOIRON

Edward and Debbi Schwarz

ANNE EVERS

Dave and Christine Sadler

NOAH FRIESS

Mary Hartman

MARYANNE GALLEN

Ronald and Grace Reagan

SANDI GILLIGAN

Dave and Christine Sadler

JARED AND ERICA GREENBERG

Todd and Stephanie Greenberg

THE JOSEPH HEFFNER FAMILY Judy Presberg

TAMMY LALLY

Greg and Caroline Saunders

PETER, SYDNEY, HEIDI AND HENRY MILLMAN Wendy Surinsky

EDWIN C. AND LAUREN NOEL Ariel Carroll Whitney Stine

Tim and Nancy Tegeler Kim Aspelmeier Amy Bain Sally Epperson Cherry Leora Cohen Bryan Padilla Candace Polk

RYAN THOMADSEN

Joseph Adler and Judith Sachwald

DEBBIE WARDEN

Scott and Patti Rose

LAURIE YALEM

Ronald and Grace Reagan

WILLIAM (BILL) GALLUZZO

Les and Margie Adolph Keith and Linda Alderson Marc and Julie Bahr Rhonda Banwart Treton Bilsland Beverly Bohanan Beth Brookshier and Mark Meyer Mary Carmody Carolyn Carnesale Ron and Jan Daniel Sandy Edwards Anne Evers Jeanne Fischer and Mike Kafoury Patricia Fuchs Betty Graham The Mary Jarrell Family Denise Monsma Jim and Lynette Stelzer Gregg and Ginger Thomas Jerry and Debbie Warden Robert and Judith White Bruce and Debbie Widaman Roger and Marie Zeman

DUKE LANGSON

Linda Cary Hinshaw

DR. JOHN F. LINDEMAN

Joseph Alexandre Tim and Margaret Barrett Kara Erker Catherine and Curt Gunsbury Richard and Judith Schulz Freddie and Patty Steinbach Don and Perry Streett Duncker Streett

Duncker Streett & Co.

Churchill’s Champion, Bill Galluzzo, and his sister Marie

Kelly and Susie Sullivan Hubert and Gay Zyvoloski

ADAM DAVID SIEVE Joy Galluzzo

BETHANY ANN STEPHENS

Anonymous Chris and Kara Baird Tom and Marcy Burke Fred Canning The Donald and Christine Cushing Family Michael and Cherie Dardas Steve and Suzie Dardas Donald and Anne Erftmier Steven and Dolores Frisbie Kathlyn Gross Tom and Ann Ladendecker Mike and Cindy Loncar Steven and Peggy Martin The Rhoades and Esdohrs Families Mariphil Romanow-Cole Diane Sims Richard and Helen Skoff Amy Wolfe

TERRI THORNTON

Phil and Carla Dunn

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Special EVENTS

We were unable to hold events and community-wide celebrations in our building this year, but we still found wonderful ways to connect, make new memories and continue to raise money to support Churchill’s Scholarship Fund!

Run With Rankin

Churchill Center & School has a longstanding tradition of having our students run a mile in Motor Skills class. Supported by Motor Skills Supervisor Mr. Rankin for the last 38 years, this activity allows our students to focus their attention on running and working toward a goal, which is something that carries with them throughout their time at Churchill and beyond. Many of our alumni include running the mile as one of their favorite Churchill memories! In September 2020, we launched the first biennial “Run With Rankin” to celebrate Mr. Rankin and his love and encouragement for running! We asked community members near and far to sign-up to run, walk, hop or skip a VIRTUAL 1-mile or 5K race. Registrants received custom t-shirts, medals for top finishers in each age group and lots of Bulldog bragging rights. Run With Rankin was a triumphant success! We had more than 250 registrants and raised over $13,000 to support the Scholarship Fund! What a wonderful tribute to Mr. Rankin, the Motor Skills program he has helped to build, and the community we all rally behind. We look forward to hosting this special event for years and years to come. Keep on runnin’!

PACESETTER SPONSORS Anonymous Andrew and Laura Pollnow Bryan Lockton Companies Danny Orthwein St. Louis Pipe & Supply Lane Sander State Farm TruFusion FINISH LINE SPONSORS Excel Signs & Design Michelle Gauthier Life Coaching David and Nikki Lemkemeier McAllister Law Firm, LLC David and Kerri Powers POWERS Insurance & Risk Management

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Golf Tournament

Churchill’s 6th Biennial Golf Tournament was held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Greenbriar Hills Country Club. We safely gathered together as friends, colleagues, fellow alumni and parents, and enjoyed the sunshine, supported our mission and yes, hit some golf balls. What a day to celebrate and appreciate! One of the coolest things about the day was the addition of a “Helicopter Ball Drop”. We raffled 300 golf balls for a 1 in 300 chance to win $1,000 on the day of the event. A huge THANK YOU to the Metro Air Support Unit of the St. Louis County Police Department, led by current Churchill Parent and Police Officer Dennis Cook, for making this happen! The helicopter circled the course, then dropped the balls right before the shotgun start; which we also live streamed to our community and celebrated together as one ball landed decidedly closest to the hole on the 18th fairway. What a rush! To top things off… It was our most successful Golf Tournament to date! We had a record 140 golfers and raised over $89,000 for the Scholarship Fund! PLATINUM PLATINUM SPONSORS SPONSORS ANONYMOUS GOLD SPONSORS Acme Erectors Butler Family Foundation Jackes Foundation The Galt Family McBride Homes CONTEST SPONSORS AKG Development Scott Blind Carmody MacDonald P.C. Ted and Joyce MacDonald Moneta Group Sound Health and Midas Medical SILVER SPONSORS Betsey Brown Travel Jodie and Spencer Finney Steve and Christine Gordon The Krogen Family McAllister Law Firm, LLC John and Léona McAllister Plancorp, LLC St. Louis Trust Company TruFusion BRONZE SPONSORS Jim and Trary Barnes Catherine Bollinger Commerce Trust Company Excel Signs & Design

BROADVIEW SCREEN CO. Michelle Gauthier Life Coaching McKay and3 Jason Mills The Orthwein Family Jonathan and Susie Sachs Trawler Capital Management Truck Driver Power The Walshauser Family VIP HOLE SPONSORS Matthew and Mary Badler The Berry Family Marie and John Brauer Joel and Rachael Brightfield Jeff and Sarah Brown Family The Bryan Family Clayton Financial Group The Cox Family The Dalpoas Family Love, C the G Kevin McDaniel & Lockton Companies RubinBrown LLP Lane Sander State Farm The Sperling and Vella Families Staenberg Family Foundation A Supporting Foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis Summers Compton Wells Matt and Kate Totterdale Kevin and Diana Wittig


Graduation & Awards Assembly We held two Graduation & Awards Ceremonies for our determined, bright children this year on Thursday, May 20, 2021 - one for grades 2-5 and one for grades 6-8. Both events were live streamed via Zoom and recorded for parents and other family members and friends to share. During both ceremonies, we recognized and honored their hard work, perseverance and achievement by presenting awards for reading incentives, personal bests, motor skills accomplishments and homework honors. Mr. Dan Carney, Churchill Alumnus ‘89 and current Social Students & Science and Tutorial Teacher, spoke to our students about courage, tenacity and how to “bark like a bulldog”! In addition, there were a few extra special honors bestowed on our students and one very deserving teacher.

HERB CASE AWARD Kudos to Katie Vella, Churchill’s 32nd Herb Case Award Recipient, for exemplifying character, concern for and service to others! We also salute Herb Case Award finalists: Reese Kerner and Zach Street.

ROBERT HERMANN HOLTON LEADERSHIP AWARD Congratulations to Isaac Brown, Churchill’s 25th Robert Hermann Holton Leadership Award Recipient, for exemplifying leadership, scholastic, athletic achievement and community involvement. We also celebrate Robert Hermann Holton Award finalists: Aiden Harr and Rosie McDaniel.

JOHN D. VALENTINE AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Celebration Parade We had so much fun with last year’s end-of-the-year parade of cars that we decided to bring it back again this year! On Friday, May 21, we welcomed students and their families to school for this festive new tradition. Laughter, encouragement, funny signs, music, celebration and overall merriment - it’s just how we needed and wanted our remarkable 2020-21 school year to conclude. Congratulations to ALL our kiddos (and their families), faculty and staff on your successes!

In the spring of 2003, Churchill’s Board of Trustees created the John D. Valentine Award for Teaching Excellence as a special tribute to the memory of John Valentine, a past parent, Board member and dedicated Churchill supporter. Each year this award is presented to a Churchill teacher who exemplifies the best of teaching. Congratulations to Churchill’s 2021 John D. Valentine Award recipient and current Math Supervisor, Ms. Mary Newmaster! She was selected and recognized by her colleagues for fostering competence, leading with a caring heart and demonstrating courage, and setting the best course of action for her students. For over 15 years Ms. Newmaster has encouraged collaboration between her students and faculty, shared valuable educational thinking, and put smiles on the faces of pretty much everyone she crosses paths with. We salute and honor YOU, Ms. Newmaster! (And for her beloved University of Iowa… Go Hawkeyes!)

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Our Mission

Our mission at Churchill Center & School is to give high potential children with learning disabilities the finest, individualized, remedial education and the support they need to achieve success and return to a traditional classroom and…To foster greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting our families and enlightening the community.

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Churchill Center & Schools 2020-2021 Annual Report  

Find out what happened during the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you to all who made it a successful year - in every way!

Churchill Center & Schools 2020-2021 Annual Report  

Find out what happened during the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you to all who made it a successful year - in every way!

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