Marymount 2019-2020 Annual Report

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“For my family, developing into a good person and nurturing a curiosity

and passion for learning are the most important objectives of early education. Marymount is a place where our kids can feel at home, where they can become the best version of themselves, and learn to appreciate the best in other people.

– Alex Weathers, Parent of Ella ‘21 and Cameron ‘22, Board of Trustees

Dear Marymount Friends and Family, As I sit down to write this letter, we are preparing to welcome students back to campus for the first time in six months. Far from our “typical” year in review, but it’s really important to focus on the extraordinary joy of the Marymount community that is present now more than ever. We began the 2019-20 school year full of hope and excitement with our theme for the year to “Broaden Our View”. We enjoyed a fall season full of joy-filled moments, and thoughtfully jumping into the 2020 strategic planning process with enthusiasm and creativity. Our Middle School students enjoyed trips to Catalina, the Sierras, and Iceland and our Lower School students delighted in all of the back to school activities we have grown accustomed to at Marymount - Halloween Sing, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, the Holiday Pageant, and more! As 2020 arrived, we were ready for a spring season of learning and celebrating our community at the annual auction. However, as we all know, during the 2nd week of March, our world came to a screeching halt. In the blink of an eye, the auction was cancelled, our campus was closed, and we were all home waiting for the few weeks to go by until we could “get back to normal”. We could never imagine what the world would be challenged with, and yet we, the Marymount community, rallied with resilience, joy, creativity, and positivity like nothing I have ever experienced. Within days of closing our beautiful campus, we pivoted to our Marymount Virtual Platform (MVP) remote learning plan, and created a Teaching & Learning Task Force led by some of our most enthusiastic and experienced faculty. Every family and student was cared for by our Student Wellness & Support Team, so no one was left to figure out this “new normal” alone. Thanks to ZOOM, our new best friend, we hosted virtual morning assemblies, after-school dance parties, parent coffees and our first “town hall” meeting all while at home. We made our beds together, celebrated our pets together, and even hosted family dinner challenges thanks to social media and a community that loves to find joy even during a global pandemic.

One of our most creative achievements during the 2019-20 school year was choosing to create a new virtual community fundraising event. On May 22, 2020, Marymount went live on YouTube to host our very first all-school Friendraiser! Over 100 Marymount supporters joined us for fun, friendship, and even a live auction as we raised $200,000 for new technology for our students and teachers and raised additional funds to support our Marymount families. We ended the 2019-20 school year, exhausted together, but also proud together. We came together in ways never imagined. Learning more about ourselves, our families, and our kids that may never have happened without the extraordinary circumstances we found ourselves in. We celebrated our achievements, our health, our friendships, and our community. Even though we were challenged to “stay at home” we definitely “broadened our view” of ourselves, our school, and our world. We continue to believe in, invest in, and thrive in, the experience that is a Marymount education. We continue to be a community with the strong family values and a commitment to academic excellence, and instilling a purpose beyond ourselves. On behalf of the entire community of students, faculty, families, trustees, and alumni, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to joy and learning with every day that comes anew.

All my best, Christina K. Broderick, M.S.Ed. Head of School



• Launched new website - Including all scheduling and grading through new Learning Management System for families and students

• Completed Blackbaud conversion

• Named Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

• Apple Education Program to provide 1:1 state-of-the-art technology for our teachers and students

• Named Director of Academic Innovation

• Go Noodle Plus account (JK-5th grade)

• Named Director of Technology Integration • Named Director of Communication & PR • Completed Strategic Planning Process

TEACHING AND LEARNING • Marymount Virtual Platform (MVP) - In March 2020, we transitioned all grade levels JK-8th to remote teaching and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • AISAP Admissions conference in Colorado - 2 administrators • Summer Institute for Teaching the World Religions - 1 faculty member • CATDC: Math Professional Learning Community - 3 faculty members • CATDC: SS Teacher Professional Learning Community - 2 faculty members • CATDC: Service Learning - 2 faculty members • Kindergarten Conference - 1 faculty member • In Bloom Conference - Orfalea/Antioch University - 2 faculty members

• New online science curriculum for 3rd and 4th graders (Stemscopes) • New Handwriting Without Tears Program for JK-2nd grade • 12 new tricycles and scooters for JK and K recess • Mathletics student licenses for all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders • Summer of Support (SOS) Program - Offered three weeks of online instruction and enrichment classes free to our community

• CATDC: Building Better Brains - 3 faculty members • Learning & the Brain - 3 day conference - 2 faculty members • CATDC: Advisory - 3 faculty members • CATDC - Women + Leadership - 1 faculty member • CATDC - A.G.E. (Appreciation, Growth, and Evaluation) Conference - 1 administrator • PE Conference - 1 faculty member • Post COVID Professional Development - Over 80 sessions for faculty and staff


2019 2020

• 3 brand new vans were purchased instead of the originally planned 2 vans complete with Marymount swag

• Extensive tree work on campus including the removal and replacement of the celebrated Middle School oak tree

• Converted all outdoor campus water fountains to handwashing sinks and water bottle filling stations

• Purchased dozens of new pop-ups to provide shade for outdoor classrooms and covered lunchtime areas

• Added a new functional divider which splits the Kindergarten room into two separate Kindergarten classrooms • Removal of all the old Middle School lockers and replaced them with student-friendly hooks • Cosmetic update of Battistone with fresh paint and original stage update • Conversion of Lower School ilab into a new 1st grade classroom complete with paint, new carpeting, and removal of old countertops • Renovated former PE Office into new Student Health Office complete with medical furniture

• Repurpose of picnic tables all over campus • Additional servers were purchased to provide WiFi campus-wide for Marymount’s beautiful 11.5 acre campus • All administrative offices were given a much needed facelift with many staff members relocated to meet the needs of the community • A new HVAC system was installed in the Business Office • New faculty and staff parking protocols were put in place K HERE CLIC

• Purchased a new Lower School tennis court shed to keep all of our new equipment shiny and clean









• Removed two major sections of the Lower School tennis court fencing to provide a roomy atmosphere for students to play



THE 2019

GARY MESSINEO CLASSIC Thank you to the sponsors, donors, committee mem- annual tournament was another huge success with bers, volunteers, and golfers of The Gary Messineo more than 70 golfers! A huge thank you to our alumni Classic! and alumni families who joined us this year! It was an absolutely picture perfect day and a tremendously We so appreciate the efforts of the enthusiastic successful benefit raising more than $40,000 for and committed golf committee and volunteers who Marymount and the Marymount Athletic Programs. put on a fantastic golf tournament. This year’s 13th

CO-CHAIRS Matthew Arnold & Derek Carlson COMMITTEE MEMBERS Sean Best Theresa Borgatello Norah Dunbar Alex Dunn John Gomez Jonathan Gottlieb Nikki Greene Joe Hurka Andrea McFarling Mac McGinness Gary Messineo Jeff Mikeska Peter Oblander Vijay Sharma Michael Weaver ACE MarBorg Industries, Inc. DOUBLE EAGLE BEGA & The Kinderdick Family Ventura County Radiation Oncology Medical Group, Inc. EAGLE Mr. & Mrs. Chris Danely BIRDIE Arnold Brothers Construction, Inc. The Gottlieb Family Modern Laundry Osborne Cast & Bearing The Sharma Family Tudor Wines

CORPORATE ATHLETIC BOOSTER The Bryant Family Fidelity National Title Hurka Construction John Lambe Construction, Inc. CORPORATE FOOD & BEVERAGE Brown & Brown Insurance Service of California, Inc. HOLE Angela Kile Insurance Services Avalan Wealth, Trudi & Rich Schuette David A. Goss, III Grandparents of Weston Gottlieb Hammock Arnold Smith & Company Helistrand Inc. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Palme Recovery Road Medical Center Santa Barbara Airbus Stonecraft Surface, Inc. The Lab White & Grube Orthodontics EVENT UNDERWRITERS The Matthew Arnold Family The Best Family The Dunn Family The Gonzales Family Hollister Brewing Co. The McFarling Family Morello Wines NuCuisine Pacific Press Jennifer Rose Third Window Brewery Toyota of Santa Barbara Ventura County Radiation Oncology Medical Group, Inc.




EVENT VOLUNTEERS Theresa Borgatello Andrea Bryant Jay Dorion Drea Dowdy Diona Fulton Heidi Frost Blanca Gorman Kathy Grace-Velazquez Adele Hubbard Fay McGovern Michellene Parker Pam Sanchez Molly Seguel Lori Weathers




“Marymount fosters a welcoming, kind, and caring community

for all students, faculty, and families. We partner with families to share in their child’s learning journey, empowering each student to reach their individual potential and to have a positive impact on something bigger than themselves within their individual communities and the world at large.

– Andrea Torchin, Parent of Alex ‘16, Associate Head of School













ENDOWMENTS General Investment


TUITION & FEES $5,952,583

Eleanor Hamill Brady Endowment


$74,806 Pier Gherini Scholarship Endowment Fund

$393,165 Brian Allen Garlock Endowed Scholarship



Gary Messineo Endowed Scholarship



Securing The Future Of Marymount


$1,203,376 Andrew & Molly Wooden Endowment For Faculty Professional Development



81% 15% 4%

Percentages represented as whole numbers. Numbers rounded to the nearest 1,000

TOTAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS $2,066,105 HEAD OF SCHOOL’S CLUB LISTING These Head of School’s Club members supported Marymount with a gift of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Anonymous (x2) Chris and Heather Biles Christopher and Sarah Blanc Brian and Celene Borgatello Henri Bristol and Daniel Emmett John and Christina Broderick Ross and Andrea Bryant Derek Carlson and Theresa Borgatello Condon Family Foundation Chris Danely and Michelle Kim-Danely Roger S. Firestone Foundation Frank and Joseph Gila Fund Larame and Nikki Greene Russell and Cori Hayman

Matthew Huzarik and Olga Ilina John and Cassie Keister Brian Kelly and Patricia Kaneb Sam and Lisa King Pedro Lima and Fatima Ferreira John-Michael and Helen Lind Thomas Linden Michael and Nancy Martz Chad Osborne and Whitney Kelt Osborne Phillip and Tricia Pennestri Jesse and Jenna Perez Thomas and Charmaine Rogers John and Allyson Ross The Daniel A. and Edna J. Sattler Beneficial Trust Vijay and Megan Sharma Franziska Shepard Joe and Dsara Storment Alex and Lori Weathers Michael and Alexis Weaver Milton and Deann Zampelli MARYMOUNT BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2019-2020 Thomas Rogers, President Alexis Weaver, Vice President Nicholas Thacher, Treasurer Allyson Ross, Secretary Paloma Arnold Theresa Borgatello Wenjing Chen Nikki Greene John-Michael Lind Travis Logue Michael Martz Rich Schuette Alex Weathers Steve Welton Tina Wood Christina Broderick, Head of School Pam Sanchez, Marymount Parent Council Representative DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Chair - Nikki Greene Theresa Borgatello Christina Broderick Alex Dunn Andrea McFarling Stacy Nomura Nicholas Thatcher Tina Wood

ANNUAL FUND COMMITTEE Co-chairs – Nikki & Larame Greene and Chad Osborne & Whitney Kelt Osborne Christina Broderick Norah Dunbar Alex Dunn Adele Hubbard Jamie Kellogg & Susannah Porter Andrea McFarling Patricia Sadeghian Beth & Will Skidmore Steve Welton STAFF GIVING CHAIR Katie Frawley & Grant MacNaughton GRANDPARENTS CHAIR Marsha Klassen ANNUAL FUND PARTICIPATION Board of Trustees – 100% Faculty and Staff – 100% Parent Participation – 81% JK – 64% K – 85% 1st – 65% 2nd – 82% 3rd – 85% 4th – 86% 5th – 75% 6th – 77% 7th – 85% 8th – 87% MPC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President - Pam Sanchez Co-President - Jessica Stovall Treasurer - Erica Storm Secretary - Valerie Arnold ROOM PARENTS Junior Kindergarten - Lara Logue Kindergarten - Henri Bristol & Beth Skidmore 1st Grade - Sarah Blanc & Jen Bower 2nd Grade - Shelly Cole Moritz 3rd Grade - Wenjing Chen 4th Grade - Kito Cetrulo & Solange Sanhueza 5th Grade - Becky Kracke 6th Grade - Marie Schumacher, Trudi Timm-Schuette, & Lori Weathers 7th Grade - Nikki Greene, Allyson Ross, & Lori Weathers 8th Grade - Megan Sharma, Erica Storm, & Alexis Weaver

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS Auction - Tina Wood Axxess - Margot Dorion & Stefany Zimmerman Back-to-School BBQ - Pam Sanchez & Jessica Stovall Chaucer’s Night - Michellene Parker & Tina Wood Cultural Enrichment - Erica Storm Father/VIP - Daughter Event Mary Anne Valois Father/VIP - Son Event Theo Kracke Golf - Matthew Arnold & Derek Carlson Graduation - Stacy Nomura & Celene Borgatello Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day - Tara Bassi Hospitality - Christy Condon Ice Cream - Tania Doukas Lost & Found Solange Sanhueza (Lower School) & Kathy Velazquez (Middle School) Marquee Shelly Cole Moritz (Lower School) & Kathy Velazquez (Middle School) Middle School Halloween Event Pam Sanchez Middle School Holiday Brunch Brenda Rosales Middle School Lunch Bunch Adele Hubbard Mother/VIP - Daughter Event Camila Acosta & Lori Weathers Mother/VIP - Son Event Charish Barry Mustang Money - Jessica Stovall Religion/First Communion Lara Logue & Kathy Velazquez Room Parents - Jessica Stovall Spirit Store - Valerie Arnold & Jessica Stovall Teacher & Staff Appreciation - MPC Uniform Exchange Theresa McNulty


Although we were not able to host our annual auction in March, we quickly identified the spirit of community support along with new opportunities for creativity and innovation at Marymount and celebrated our first ever virtual Community Friendraiser on May 22nd. Thank you for helping us raise more than $200,000! We are most grateful for the commitment to Marymount and adapting with us in this unprecedented year for both our school and global community. The generous support of our community was evident as we quickly pivoted to continue to grow and thrive as well as plan for the future. We are proud to announce and support Marymount’s partnership with Apple Education Technology for the 2020-21 school year as we bring brand new state-of-the-art 1:1 technology and virtual live stream equipment for every classroom, teacher, and student. Even more importantly, we are thrilled to continue raising important funds to support the Marymount | MVP Resource FUND which provides additional support to any current or new families in need, who may be experiencing the economic effect of the COVID-19 crisis. These vital funds and critical technology will make an important difference in our ability to provide an exceptional education to all of our Marymount scholars. A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA SPONSORS & COMMUNITY FRIENDRAISER SUPPORTERS Drs. Gordon Abra and Norah Dunbar Jethro and Camila Acosta Matthew and Paloma Arnold Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf, LLP Christopher and Sarah Blanc David and Kim Blankenhorn David and Louise Borgatello Mario and Judy Borgatello Henri Bristol and Daniel Emmett John and Christina Broderick Beth Brown Drs. Mario and Rosy Bucio Derek Carlson and Theresa Borgatello Drs. Richard Chung and Rosa Choi Meg Dana Tim and Jenny Deakyne Lynn Deetz Kevin and Tania Doukas Brian and Andrea Dowdy Michael and Justine Forgea Joseph and Katie Frawley FTI Andrew and Jessica Gin Jonathan and Heather Gottlieb Larame and Nikki Greene Adrienne Grover Russell and Cori Hayman Helistrand Joe and Venessa Hurka

Kamran & Co, Inc. Nancy and Brian Kerr Sam and Lisa King Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation Rodney and Terri Lee Todd and Barbara LeFebvre Thomas Linden MarBorg Industries, Inc. Michael and Nancy Martz Doug and Andrea McFarling Mac and Macy McGinness Montecito Bank & Trust Drs. Max Moritz and Shelly Cole Moritz Peter and Sarah Oblander Tad O’Connor and Dolly Lappico Tim and Taryn O’Neil Chad Osborne and Whitney Kelt Osborne Pacific Premier Bank Jesse and Jenna Perez Leah Ratti Mike Reeves Deborah Richman Thomas and Charmaine Rogers John and Allyson Ross Sergio and Pam Sanchez Vijay and Megan Sharma Will and Beth Skidmore Joe and Dsara Storment Nicholas and Sally Thacher

Mike Timm Mark and Andrea Torchin Drs. Burton and Iona Tripathi Jon and Mary Anne Valois Alex and Lori Weathers Michael and Alexis Weaver Steve and Ann Welton Neil and Tina Wood Milton and Deann Zampelli SPECIAL THANKS Rob Abra-Dunbar Kirsten Filonczuk Digital Media Class - Middle School Elective Elizabeth Hansen Tim Hogan & Patricia Sadeghian Malia Hubbard Cassie & John Keister Zack Krone Matt Kustura Tim & Meridith LeBeau McNally Enterprises Inc. MENTALiTY Pacific Press Abbi Russal-Holzworth Ryan Vogel











COMMITTEE Gordon Abra Sarah Blanc Celene Borgatello Theresa Borgatello Jen Bower Henri Bristol Christina Broderick Chris Danely Jenny Deakyne Tania Doukas Alex Dunn Travis Dunn Katinka Goertz Mauricio Gomez Blanca Gorman Nikki Greene Angela Groeninger Cassie Keister Meridith LeBeau Leyla Lynn Nathan Lynn Andrea McFarling Doug McFarling


CHAIR Tina Wood


ing us raise more than $200,000!

Shelly Cole Moritz Jaime Nelson Stacy Nomura Taryn O’Neil Tim O’Neil Whitney Kelt Osborne Jill-Ashley Park Peggy Reagan Jennifer Rose Allyson Ross Pam Sanchez Marie Schumacher Megan Sharma Vijay Sharma Beth Skidmore Mary Anne Valois Ryan Vogel Julianne Walsh Anne Walters Lori Weathers Neil Wood Deann Zampelli

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OUR GENEROUS DONORS Marymount gratefully acknowledges all the generous donors who contributed from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Gift levels for each donor represent the donor’s total giving to Marymount for the year. We give special recognition to those donors who made a gift to a Marymount Endowment Fund (E) and those generous supporters who contributed $2,500 or more to Marymount’s Annual Fund as a Head of School’s Club member (H).

$25,000 AND ABOVE Anonymous (H) Thomas and Charmaine Rogers (H) Brian Kelly and Patricia Kaneb (H) $20,000 TO $24,999 Anonymous (H) Eiler Family Fund Joe and Dsara Storment (H) $10,000 TO $19,999 Christopher and Sarah Blanc (H) Mario and Judy Borgatello Henri Bristol and Daniel Emmett (H) Roger S. Firestone Foundation (H) Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation Frank and Joseph Gila Fund (H) John-Michael and Helen Lind (H) MarBorg Industries, Inc. The Daniel A. and Edna J. Sattler Beneficial Trust (H) Franziska Shepard (H) Mike Timm Alex and Lori Weathers (H) $5,000 TO $9,999 Chris and Heather Biles (H) John and Mary Anne Gherini (E) Thomas Gherini (E) Larame and Nikki Greene (H) Russell and Cori Hayman (H) Thomas Linden (H) Chad Osborne and Whitney Kelt Osborne (H) John and Allyson Ross (H) Vijay and Megan Sharma (H) Michael and Alexis Weaver (H) $2,500 TO $4,999 Brian and Celene Borgatello (H) John and Christina Broderick (H) Ross and Andrea Bryant (H) Derek Carlson and Theresa Borgatello (H)

Richard Chung and Rosa Choi Condon Family Foundation (H) Chris Danely and Michelle Kim-Danely (H) Joe and Venessa Hurka Matthew Huzarik and Olga Ilina (H) Kamran & Co, Inc. John and Cassie Keister (H) Sam and Lisa King (H) Pedro Lima and Fatima Ferreira (H) Michael and Nancy Martz (H) Phillip and Tricia Pennestri (H) Jesse and Jenna Perez (H) Neil and Tina Wood Milton and Deann Zampelli (H) $1,000 TO $2,499 Pacific Premier Bank Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf, LLP David and Louise Borgatello Verna Carter Barbara Chalmers John and Robin Cudahy Mike and Sheba de Ponce Jason and Margot Dorion David Drabik and Katinka Goertz Fidelity National Title Andrew and Jessica Gin Jonathan and Heather Gottlieb Helistrand Tanny Hodgetts John Lambe Construction, Inc. Stephen Kaminski Jamie Kellogg and Susannah Porter Andrew and Ashley Kirk Doug and Andrea McFarling Mac and Macy McGinness Montecito Bank & Trust Andy and Yvonne Neumann Eric Nielsen and Michelle Beamer Tad O’Connor and Dolly Lappico

Tim and Taryn O’Neil Richard O’Neil Will and Beth Skidmore Nicholas and Sally Thacher Ventura County Radiation Oncology Group Steve and Ann Welton Karen Wendel Tao Wu and Wenjing Chen Michael and Ines Wyrsta GIFTS UP TO $999 Gordon Abra and Norah Dunbar Jethro and Camila Acosta American Riviera Bank Angela Kile Insurance Services James and Ruth Ann Angelos Matthew and Paloma Arnold Arnold Brothers Construction, Inc. Andrew and Valerie Arnold JD Augustus and Jaime Kuczkowski Avalan James and Lisa Aviani Baird Foundation Richard and Tara Bassi Steven and Wynne Benhayon Dave Benjamin Barbara S. Benson James and Robin Best Scott Stefan and Deborah Bettencourt Gina Bifano Bishop Garcia Diego High School David and Kim Blankenhorn Aaron Boles and Laura Yeh-Boles Bolton & Company PJ and Kimberly Brice Roger Broderick Beth Brown Brown & Brown Insurance Services of California, Inc.

Mario and Rosy Bucio Paul Burns and Solange Sanhueza Sarah Camp Avery Candelario David Cannell Louise Cannell Cathryn Carlson Drew and Christine Carter Dyana Castro Nuria Causera Kelly and Elizabeth Caylor Central Coast Real Estate Kito Cetrulo Michael and Betsy Challen Chris Ralston and Lan Chau Karen Clarke Gregory and Denby Cogert Irene Cooke Creative Charity Auctions Michael and Dean’a Curry Daniel and Samantha Daly Meg Dana Miriam Dance Eefje De Witte Tim and Jenny Deakyne Lynn Deetz Mark and Kelly Delany Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club Kevin and Tania Doukas Brian and Drea Dowdy Robert and Jeannine Dunbar Travis and Alex Dunn Kari Eiler Simona Farise Michael and Justine Forgea Anna Forterra Cara Foster Joseph and Katie Frawley Susan Frazier FTI Diona Fulton Dario Furlati Mauricio and Catrina Gomez Mark and Becki Gonzales Felipe Gonzalez David Gorman and Blanca Maldonado Gorman David Goss Paul and Wendy Gottlieb David and Carrie Griffiths Michael and Angela Groeninger

Adrienne Grover William Gumma and Jessica Keneally Paul and Julie Gunderson Hammock, Arnold, Smith & Company Norman Hannotte Brooks and Elizabeth Hansen Peter Hansen and Whitney Brooks Hansen Paige Harvey and Kim Johnston Anthony Hernandez and Mabel Romero Edward Hoagland Greg and Susan Hogan Timothy Hogan and Patricia Sadeghian Jerry and Barbara Holt Rebecca Horrigan Rick and Adele Hubbard Alexa Hughes Sherry Hummel Ice in Paradise Robert Jacobi Carol Johansing Tom and Noel Johnson Karl Storz Imaging Kate Keeler-Hodgetts Warner Keeley Kate Keeley Keith C. Berry Real Estate Yvette Keller Dauri Kennedy Nancy and Bryan Kerr Don and Brenda Kinderdick Theo and Becky Kracke Matt and Jenny Kustura Esteban Lazaro and Teresa Santana Rodney Lee Todd and Barbara LeFebvre Emily Leiphardt Travis and Lara Logue Nicklas and Leslie Lundgren Nathan and Leyla Lynn Linjiang Ma and Ning Cui Grant MacNaughton Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Christopher and Xochitl Martinez Jose and Cynthia Mayoral Janet McCann Alessandra McCoy Joe McNamee Melanie McQueen

Jeff Mikeska and Erica Storm Modern Laundry Nick and Julie Morello Max Mortiz and Shelly Cole Mortiz Thomas Mueller and Rita Melendez Ken and Christy Murray Jason and Jaime Nelson Tim and Michelle Nestlerode Lisa Newman Robert Nielson Koji and Stacy Nomura Nicol Nomura Kevin and Cecilia O’Dowd Gerry Oblander Peter and Sarah Oblander Richard Oglesby Christopher and Elizabeth Palme Sameer Pandya and Emilie Neumann Kristopher and Jill-Ashley Park Kris and Michellene Parker Anna Patterson Lizette Pedroza John Penton Petite Pediatrics Pin Up Golf Margeret Pinney Charles and Linda Price Ian Putnam Abe and Maricela Quinteros Elisabeth Rahimi Antonio Ramirez Steven and Samira Ramirez Cassie Rapp Leah Ratti Raytheon Zed and Peggy Reagen Recovery Road Medical Center Mike Reeves Eric and Kimi Rice Austin Richards and Victoria Charters Deborah Richman Kati Robertson Anthony and Charish Romero Raul and Brenda Rosales Jennifer Rose Ruby & Rochon Pediatric Dental Practice Morgan Rydell Darrick and Rebecca Ryser Sandy and Nancy Salmela Sergio and Pam Sanchez

Santa Barbara Airbus Susan Schmidt Rich Schuette Eric and Marie Schumacher Jobeth Seder Hector and Molly Seguel Scott and Susan Seiden Ian and Jill Smith SoCal Volleyball Club Quinn Stefan Sandy Strouse Tyler and Dana Susko Napper Tandy and Mary Firestone Thatcher Orthodontics Trudi Timm Mark and Andrea Torchin Fred and Sandy Toye Burton and Iona Tripathi Melissa Tucker David Tucker Christian and Lori Tudor Jannine Tuttle Jon and Mary Anne Valois Ty and Katie Varing Vickie Varing Victor Velazquez and Kathy Grace-Velazquez Mario Viani and Stacy Stricklin-Viani Jan Marco and Joanna von Yurt Julianne Walsh Kirk and Anne Walters Craig Whelan White & Grube Orthodontics Lisa Wolfe Marianne Woodsome Evan Pickering and Meghan Woodsome Xifeng Yan and Hongxia Fan Stephanie and Kathy Yeung Jesse Zaragoza and Pia Gillan Angela Zeng Chong Zhang and Na Cen Linda Zimmerman Steve and Stefany Zimmerman



The Annual Fund is Marymount’s most critical ongoing fundraising effort. Unrestricted gifts help the School meet annual expenses such as faculty salaries, new programs, upgrades in technology, and tuition assistance. TEA HOUSE LEGACY SOCIETY

The Tea House Legacy Society honors those who inform the School that Marymount is included in their estate plans. Such contributions may include gifts of cash, securities, tangible property, real estate, or life insurance. Gifts may be made through bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or charitable lead trusts. MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies have matching gift programs that support various nonprofit organizations, including Marymount. The company for which you or your spouse works may match any cash or stock gift you make - sometimes on a dollar-for-dollar basis or more. GIFTS OF SECURITIES

Gifts may include alternative, non-cash contributions such as appreciated assets, stocks, or real estate. The Annual Report presents donations received by Marymount from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this Annual Report. If errors or omissions have inadvertently occurred, please accept our apologies. Please direct changes or concerns to Andrea McFarling, Director of Development, 805-569-1811 ext. 234 or

“Home. A place where everyone can be themselves, no

judgement. A home is made up of people who care, to be there, and to make life special for everyone. I will miss seeing all of my Marymount family, but I know there will always be a place in my heart for this special moment, and for these special people.

– Aliz Schuette ‘20, Graduation Address 2020

“In a community with strong educational options, Marymount is an oasis. The teachers and administrators are truly exceptional and there is a strong feeling of community and connection. We believe we are a part of a diverse group of families that care about the school and each other.

– Allyson Ross, Parent of Amber ‘21, Member of the Board of Trustees

EXPERIENCE THE FUN! “We are so happy with our decision to have C LIC


put our son through nine years at Marymount. We loved how we felt all the teachers really cared, and the true sense of community.

– Erica Storm, Parent of Mason ‘20 Marymount Parent Council Treasurer

“I am so happy and blessed to be a part of a community like Marymount,

a community where everyone is accepted no matter their age, looks, ethnicity, ideas, and religion. I will never forget the pride and joy that the Marymount family has brought to me. They have molded me into the best version of myself, and who I am today, and I am forever thankful.

– Gia Elasyouty ‘20, Graduation Address 2020

Angel Award 2020

Legacy-Loyalty Award

Each year, Marymount gives an award called the Marymount Angel Award to an adult in our school community who has given outstanding service to the school. Marymount is proud to honor Megan and Vijay Sharma with this year’s Angel Award.

Often the opportunity for employees to actually be able to work at their children’s school is available, and Marymount is no different. However, with this opportunity comes great responsibility as well as joy. They are not volunteers, but are regularly seen going above and beyond their “J-O-B-S” as dedicated and loyal members of our school community. Marymount is proud to honor Elizabeth Hansen with the Legacy-Loyalty Award.





We Are Attending… BISHOP DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL Nathan Borgatello Cassidy Broderick Sophie Hernandez Ellie Kinderdick Simao Lima Anissia Rivera Aliz Schuette CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF WESTON Celeste Mayoral CATE SCHOOL Ada Hansen Simran Sharma DOS PUEBLOS HIGH SCHOOL Gia Elasyouty Allister Linden Joanne Tudor

GOLDEN VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL Sam Seiden JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL Jade Farrise SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL Jack Condon Matthew Chung Minnie Fehr Keira Hay Katherine Ilina Micah Jacobi Clara Cea Loewe Molly Nelson

SANTA BARBARA HIGH SCHOOL Ava Benhayon Malia Cogert Isabel Gorman Maldonado Malia Hubbard Emma King Max King Nathan Lazaro Mason Mikeska Madeleine Oblander Samantha Nestlerode Raiden Nomura Chaz Rosales Cole Weaver ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL Lain Biles THE THACHER SCHOOL Amelia Lundgren

ALUMNI NEWS Tina Schmidt Wood is currently serving as a member of the Marymount Board of Trustees. Tina served as the Chair of the 2020 “A Night in Casablanca” auction and Community Friendraiser. Carlos Barron ‘81 recently visited Marymount with his family and received a personal tour from his Marymount teacher Gary Messineo. Carlos is the head of security and transportation at Houston Dynamo / Houston Dash / BBVA Stadium. Jennifer Housh ‘85 has owned the Mercury Lounge in Goleta for the last couple of years. Jennifer and her husband Patrick recently reopened their doors with a newly designed outdoor patio area to serve customers. Matie McPeters ‘88 is a veterinarian at Carpinteria Veterinary Hospitality and had a special visit with Marymount’s Junior Kindergarten class teaching the class what she does and how she helps care for pets. Dr. McPeters also gave the students a tour of her vet clinic. (Toby) John Cooper ‘89, once Student-Body President, is Chairman and CEO of St. Dalfour International. John and his wife, Heidi, have three girls, Sara, Nina, and Ella. The family has temporarily relocated to Santa Barbara so their girls can attend Marymount. Suvi Bayly ‘90 lives in her container home in Alaska that she designed and built. Suvi is the owner of Homer Spit Oyster Bar in Homer Spit, Alaska. Mark Richardson is so happy to see his girls tracing the same great memories he had at Marymount. Mark’s two daughters, Abigail and Lillian, enjoyed Marymount’s summer camp and are now enrolled in 6th and 4th grades, respectively. Mark has specialized in healthcare data analytics for 20 years helping to grow the leading data company in this space as the 3rd employee to join Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) back in 1998.

Alexi Bayly and his wife Jessica are happy to be back in Santa Barbara. Alexi is an electrician working on smart homes. Luke Frawley ‘99 is engaged to Ashley Tedesco and the two will wed in La Jolla in September 2021. Will Macfadyen ‘00 married the love of his life, Colleen Bannon, on July 15 in Los Alamos, CA. Claire Frawley is engaged to Ben Killmer and the two will wed in Santa Barbara in June 2021. Caroline Pickett ‘07 is a 4th and 5th grade school teacher in Portland, Oregon. Miles Waters ‘09 is an associate agent with Radius Commercial Real Estate in Santa Barbara, CA. Prior to Radius, Miles worked at the international firm of CBRE in their Los Angeles division. Olivia Pickett ‘10 has been working for Box, Inc. since she graduated from Santa Clara University in 2018. Having worked in both their Bay Area office and Austin, Texas office, Olivia is now telecommuting from Santa Barbara. Milana Skiff ‘10 student taught at Marymount in preparation for her teaching credential from the University of San Francisco. McKenna Madden ‘12 works for Gibson Dunn law firm and is studying for the LSAT. Roger Elias-Marcellin received the Spring ’44 Hi-Y Stu Palin Scholarship from Santa Barbara High School. Roger now attends Emory University and hopes to be a surgeon. Haley Hoidal ‘15 and her sister Katelyn Hoidal ‘17 were recently baptised surrounded by family and friends of Ocean Hills Covenant Church. Henry Manfredonia ‘17 is the first local player to commit to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara to play for the Gauchos’ baseball team. Henry is a senior at San Marcos High School.

Elliot Redkey ‘17 was recognized by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table after helping her Bishop Diego High School girls basketball team reach the CIF-SS finals in her division. Elliot has also been selected to the All-CIF 5A Division team and received All-CIF honors.

Congratulations to Malia Hubbard ‘20 and Simao Lima ‘20 on being chosen as Class Captains for the Class of 2020.

Clara Aviani ‘18 led the Santa Barbara High School Dons’ girls cross country team to place 10th in the Division 2 race at the Mt. SAC Invitational with her 21:09 26th place.

Nathan Borgatello ‘20, Jack Condon ‘20, and Micah Jacobi ‘20 were part of the Santa Barbara Vipers basketball club which won an 8th grade boys division title at the Mamba Cup Tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Vipers dominated their division and finished the tournament undefeated.

Will Macfadyen

Claire Frawley

Milana Skiff

Haley Hoidal & Katelyn Hoidal

John Cooper

Luke Frawley

Henry Manfredonia

Miles Waters

Carlos Barron

Matie McPeters

Tina Wood

Elliot Redkey

Jennifer Housh

Mark Richardson

Nathan Borgatello, Jack Condon, & Micah Jacobi

ALUM SPOTLIGHT - MATTHEW ARNOLD ‘86 We are proud and excited to honor Matthew Arnold ‘86 with the 2019 Marymount Distinguished Alum Award. Matthew was born in Aptos, CA and is the oldest of four boys all who still live in Santa Barbara. He attended Starr King, Lincoln, and Vieja Valley Schools before graduating from Marymount in 1986. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1990 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. Matthew began his professional career working at his father’s real estate appraisal firm, Hammock, Arnold Smith & Company. He is still active with the firm and is part owner with his father and youngest brother, Thomas. In the early 2000s, he and his brother, Nathaniel, began to buy and renovate homes. As the projects grew, his current firm, Arnold Brothers Construction, was created. Matthew is married to fellow Marymount alumnae, Paloma Arnold, and has thoroughly enjoyed watching his two children, alumni Julian ’19 and 7th grader, Alexandra, grow and flourish at Marymount. Matthew has coached Julian’s baseball team since 1st grade but this year he will have the pleasure of watching him play for Santa Barbara High School. He also

enjoys playing tennis and has captained the Santa Barbara Tennis Club interclub team and has been league commissioner for the past two years. At Marymount, Matthew has played an integral part as a parent volunteer and leader of several of our important community fundraising events. He served as both a co-chair and committee member for the Annual Fund, served as golf tournament co-chair and committee member, founded and served on the Father-Son Campout Committee, and led the remodeling of the JK, K, and 1st grade classrooms with Arnold Brothers Construction. Gratitude is abounding for Matthew’s continuous commitment and many contributions to the Marymount community. He is a true example of what a Marymount education is all about...philanthropy and service in action. Thank you, Matthew, and thank you to your entire family for continuing to lead and grow with Marymount.


MARYMOUNT GRADUATES OF 2016 ARE ATTENDING THESE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THIS YEAR: Arizona State University Boston College California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Claremont McKenna College Colorado College Columbia University Denison University Georgia Institute of Technology Hamilton College Lake Forest College Loyola Marymount University Parsons School of Design/The New School

Santa Barbara City College The Savannah College of Art and Design Southern Methodist University Tulane University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Los Angeles University of Colorado, Boulder University of San Diego University of Southern California University of St Andrews, Scotland Vassar College

Members of the Class of 2016 got together for a special virtual reunion. Joined by a number of Marymount faculty and staff as well as alumni families, the graduates shared their favorite Marymount memories and their fall plans.

Happy Retirement Melanie McQueen! With the close of the 2019-20 school year, our treasured Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Melanie McQueen, retired. Melanie taught at Marymount for 13 years and completed her 37th year in education. As so many of you know, Melanie radiates the most wonderful positivity and joyfulness a Kindergarten teacher could ever have. We are so grateful and lucky that Melanie chose Marymount 13 years ago, and we are proud to be the school to celebrate the close of this chapter of her incredible career.

Thank you, Ms. McQueen, for your years of service and commitment to our students and community!


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Thank You, Paloma Arnold and Alexis Weaver, Our Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chairs! With our eye on the future, click here to see our story unfold.