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Report of Giving 2017-2018


Our Mission is to provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead.

37. Gifts


Table of Contents 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

s in Kind

A Letter from the Interim Head of School Financials Board of Trustees Leadership Giving to All Funds The Congressional Fund 12. 16. 24. 32. 34. 35. 37. 37.

Leadership Giving Levels Friend Giving Levels Parent Participation by Class Year Faculty and Staff Giving Alumni and Alumni Parent Giving Grandparent Giving Gifts in Kind Corporations, Foundations, and Matching Gifts

37. Restricted Gifts and Grants

40. 44. 44.

2018 Gala and Auction Class of 2018 Legacy Gift Congressional Pool Renovation Fund

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on these pages is accurate and complete. If you were a contributor to Congressional School in 2017-2018, but find that your name has been omitted, misspelled, or listed under an incorrect category, please contact the Advancement Office at 703-533-8167 so that we may correct our mistake. All gifts listed in this report are those received between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. Report of Giving 2017-2018 3


Dear Congressional Families, Teachers are at the heart of the Congressional School experience. They are our most valuable asset. When we invest in and support our teachers, the benefits are realized exponentially. Each individual investment touches the lives of many children who gain significantly from their teacher’s knowledge, passion, expertise, and intellectual challenge. Our teachers are lifelong learners and their appetite for knowledge and passion for learning is inspirational to the students who look to them for guidance and wisdom. The Faculty Fellowship Program was launched five years ago. Our commitment to professional development has remained strong. In fact, our investment in this area has continued to grow. Turning to the most celebrated, research-informed professionals at institutions including Stanford, Columbia, and the University of Virginia, our teachers are learning from the best in their fields and bringing this knowledge back to their classrooms. The support for our teachers isn’t limited to professional development, however. We’ve also continued to invest significantly in tools and equipment to augment teaching and learning in all grades. In 2017-18, robotics and coding took our campus by storm and engaged students starting as young as preschool. The level of complexity of the STEM challenges increases at an impressive pace from grade to grade and our students are innately eager and willing to tackle every challenge. And, let’s not forget Congressional’s youngest learners in the Early Childhood program. We recognize the importance of learning and development in very young children, and under the loving care of our expert staff and

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new STEM educator, our youngest Colts are provided the best learning advantages possible. When we lengthened the school day last year, our teachers didn’t blink at the prospect of adding an additional 40-hours of instructional time to their plates. In fact, they were excited at the prospect of what they could accomplish with this time. When we approached them about introducing an electives program in Middle School, they were eager to jump in and offer a wide-range of classes for students to further explore areas of interest. And, as we’ve continued to grow our STEM program, our teachers have pursued opportunities to stay well-informed in this ever-evolving and critically important area. As a member of our school community, every interaction you have with Congressional School makes a difference to our teachers, to our students, and to our school as a whole. Whether you have attended one of our events, volunteered your time, made a gift to The Congressional Fund, or donated to our Gala, every contribution makes an impact. The theme of last year’s annual giving was “Ignite the Spark,” and as you can see on the pages of this Annual Report, the generosity of our school community has fueled our success in so many ways. We are grateful for each expression of support – thank you! Sincerely,

Andrea Weiss Interim Head of School


Our goal during the high school transition process is to help students and parents find the “right fit” high school. By eighth grade, a student’s unique qualities have emerged, helping to make the task of selecting the right high school a more streamlined, personal process. We’re proud to say that 90% of our graduates place into their first choice high schools.

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Financials $594,940

Total Giving Over the Years

$499,599 $409,693 2013-2014

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$542,648

$195,042

$133,855 $88,194

$418,420 2014-2015

Endowment by Fiscal Year

$100,621

$50,383

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018


2017-2018 Revenue

2017-2018 Expenses

Tuition and Fees: 62.3%

Salaries and Benefits: 50.6%

Summer Camp: 27.6%

Summer Camp: 18.5%

Auxiliary Services: 4.8%

Instructional: 6.9%

Gross tuition income, application fees, enrollment fees, and transportation fees Gross income from Congressional Camp Gross income from Extended Hours Program, After School Activities, and preschool - 8th grade lunch

Giving: 3.7%

Unrestricted and restricted annual gifts to the school and net proceeds from Gala

Other: 1.6%

Miscellaneous sources

Salaries and benefits for all Congressional School employees (except Summer Camp programs) Salaries and expenses for Congressional Camp Faculty and staff professional development, all department and division costs, athletics, fine arts, library, and learning center

Physical Plant: 6.8%

Buildings and grounds, maintenance, utilities, capital expenses, technology, security, and transportation

Debt Service: 6.0%

Principal and interest payments

General Administrative: 5.8%

Administrative, admission, marketing, and development costs

Need-Based Financial Aid: 5.3% Financial aid awards for students in preschool - 8th grade and Emerging Scholars

Our fiscal year is September 1 - August 31. Numbers on this page are pre-audit numbers. Final numbers will be available in December 2018.


Board of Trustees Daniel Timm, Chair Michael Gilbert, Vice Chair Alejandra Almonte, Secretary Curtis Anderson, Treasurer Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr. Sandra Buteau Tom Coolidge Kristen Griest Betsy Frantz Bud Harrell Damian Jones Juanita Koilpillai Janet F. Marsh Justin Miller Todd West William W. Devers, Founding Family, Chair Emeritus Gretchen Devers, Founding Family Lindsey Devers Basileo, Founding Family

Advancement Committee Michael Gilbert, Chair Alejandra Almonte Mo Choumil Gretchen Herbst Brent Hinrichs Amy Kang Janet F. Marsh Alyce Penn Chris Pryor Helen Saks Victoria Shapiro Nathaniel Siegel Todd West 8 Congressional School


Leadership Giving to All Funds With deep appreciation, we are proud to recognize the following community members who made leadership gifts totalling $5,000 or more to the school through The Congressional Fund, the Gala, as well as sponsorships and grants. Your generosity set the pace for our record breaking year.

$20,000 or More

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Allexon Mr. and Mrs. David Berol The Edgar Lomax Company Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Guagenti The Meltzer Group

$10,000 – $19,999

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Coolidge Mr. and Mrs. William W. Devers Mr. Dixon Edwards, III Tim and Allyson Judge Mr. Gregory Katsas and Mrs. Simone Mele Katsas MindPoint Group Northwestern Mutual - Reston

$5,000 - $9,999

Augustine Roofing LLC The Honorable and Mrs. Steve Bartlett BGP Enterprises Mr. and Mrs. Mo Choumil Mrs. Sally Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Howard Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Ms. Janet F. Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller TriVistaUSA

“I have three children at Congressional and have been extremely pleased with every aspect of the school. The education is top notch and the curriculum is very advanced. We had the choice to attend several of the private schools in Northern Virginia and this was our top choice.” - Paul Kang P ’18 ‘22 ‘23 Report of Giving 2017-2018 9


The Congressional Fund The Congressional Fund ensures our ability to fulfill our mission on behalf of our students. We greatly appreciate the following community members for supporting Congressional School through The Congressional Fund. We also want to acknowledge the many volunteers who participated in the Ignite the Spark campaign.

Participation 2018 100%

100%

72%

Annual Fund Giving Over the Years

$255,954

$279,426

$206,695 $150,780 2013-2014

$174,249

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

Board

Faculty Parents


THE SPARK the Congressional Fund

Our second annual Congressional Fund Give Day was November 15, 2017. This day was an opportunity for our entire community to come together in support of Congressional School.

Congressional Give Day Fast Facts • We received 122 gifts in 2 days. • The total amount given or pledged during the 2-day period was $111,215.00. • Our last gift on November 15 came in at 11:56 PM.

Congressional Give Day Participation

Total Raised by Give Day: $206,702.11 Jennifer Davis and Mo Choumil: Co-Chairs of The Congressional Fund

• A total of 144 current families donated to the Congressional Fund campaign by Give Day. • A total of 253 donors from all constituencies contributed to the Congressional Fund campaign by Give Day with donations totalling $206,702.11. Report of Giving 2017-2018 11


Leadership Giving With deep appreciation, we are proud to recognize the following community members who made leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the school through The Congressional Fund.

Founding Family Circle ($20,000 and More)

Mr. and Mrs. David Berol* The Edgar Lomax Company* The Meltzer Group

Chairman Circle ($10,000 - $19,999)

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Devers* Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Guagenti* Mr. Gregory Katsas and Mrs. Simone Mele Katsas MindPoint Group

Trustee Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Allexon* Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Coolidge* Mrs. Sally Ferguson Ms. Janet F. Marsh* Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller*

Head of School Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Anonymous (1)* Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi* The Honorable and Mrs. Steve Bartlett* Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bon Salle * Mr. and Mrs. Mo Choumil Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Davis* Dr. Jacqueline Hoang and Ms. Quynh Tran* Mr. J. M. Holloway and Ms. Karen Baile Holloway* Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Howard – in honor of Finn Howard Mr. and Mrs. Bum Suk Kim Ms. Juanita Koilpillai* Mr. and Mrs. Sean McEldowney Mr. Bryan Pynchon and Ms. Karin Larson Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Siegel Mr. and Mrs. David Tracy*

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Leadership Circle ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous (2)

Ms. Samantha Ahuja Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Almonte* - in honor of Javier and Lucia Almonte Mr. Curtis M. Anderson and Ms. Margaret L. Cummisky* Dr. Alan P. Balutis* Mr. Derek Basileo and Dr. Lindsey N. Basileo* Mr. Stephen Belongia and Ms. Tracy Decker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bergen Mr. and Mrs. David Bloom Mr. and Mrs. John Braun – in memory of Constance McKenzie Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Heath Bumgardner* Discount Tree Service, Inc. Mr. Randall R. Eley* Mr. and Mrs. John C. Everett Mr. and Mrs. Michael Faino Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fortuna* Mr. Michael Gilbert and Ms. Rouba Alkadi* Mr. and Mrs. James Greene* Mr. and Mrs. Jason Griest Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Griggs* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Harrell* Mr. Evan Howard and Ms. Erika Evans* Dr. H. Rebecca Johnson Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner* Mr. Damian R. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kamins* Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang* Mr. Matthew Lenco and Ms. Sofia Kasmeridi - in honor of Rafaella Lenco Mr. and Mrs. Lance Mueller Mr. Paul B. Najarian and Ms. Philomena A. Burke* Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Nemirow* Mr. Dzung M. Nguyen and Mrs. Thuy-Phuong B. Tran* Mr. and Mrs. Olabiyi A. Obisesan Mr. and Mrs. George Odoom* Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pryor* Mr. and Mrs. Luis Renta Mr. and Mrs. David Rose Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Salvador Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sauri Mr. Frederick W. Schwanke Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Shapiro* Mr. R. Dana Sherman and Ms. Carole L. Reynolds* Mr. and Mrs. Horacio E. Sobol* Mr. and Mrs. David Solander Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Spadafore* Dr. and Mrs. Ravi Swamy Mr. and Mrs. Jack Testa* Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Timm* Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walker Mr. Todd West and Ms. Mary Bach Mr. Devin Whelan and Ms. Ji Lu* Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Whittaker Mr. and Mrs. Conrad W. Windisch*

* Loyal Donors Sustained annual gifts help provide the dynamic resources needed to provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community. We thank our Loyal Donors,

those who have made annual gifts for three or more consecutive years, for providing the

philanthropic support necessary for Congressional School to continue to flourish and thrive. We recognize this important commitment by denoting our Loyal Donors with an asterisk (*) in the Leadership Giving and Friend Giving lists.

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Both in the Big School and Little School, students have been learning what it takes to maintain garden beds as a part of service learning. We provide environments, both in the classroom and outside on our 40 acres, that encourage our students to always explore and question, sparking a curiosity that leads to discovery. 14 Congressional School


Alan Meltzer: CEO, NFP | The Meltzer Group

In your view, what is the greatest benefit of attending an independent school?

“I think the experience the students will have at an independent school is the greatest benefit. Education comes in many forms and it’s not restricted to just reading text books. You can learn a great deal by interacting with and being exposed to people of diverse backgrounds. Hearing about their experiences and their perspectives can open up a fresh point of view that you may not have considered previously. An independent school offers this level of diversity in the people and their ideas, and the students are the ones who get to benefit from this.”

Why did you decide to make a four-year commitment to Congressional School for a total of $100,000?

“We like to align ourselves with similar-minded institutions and businesses. A great organization not only succeeds in its day-to-day business operation, but in the way it impacts its surrounding community. Whether it’s volunteering at a local charity, participating in a school supply drive, or even a simple monetary donation, we believe we have a responsibility to give back to others, and we want to work with organizations, like Congressional School, that share this same mindset.”

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Friend Giving Benefactor ($500 - $999)

Anonymous (1)* Mr. Dana Abrahamsen and Ms. Joan E. Moriarty* Mr. George Bagnall and Ms. Caroline Kane* Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barry* Mr. Philip Budwick and Ms. Sandra Buteau* Mr. Tim Bunting and Ms. Koy Miller Ms. Linda W. Byrd Dr. Enrique Flores Curiel and Mrs. Alba Hernandez* Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Davenport Dr. Robert D. Dietz and Dr. Alka Gandhi* Mr. Huiping Dong and Ms. Jennifer Zhuang* Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Drevna* Mr. John J. Ellis and Ms. Christi R. Alexander* Mr. and Ms. Jeffrey M. Englander Dr. and Mrs. James Froeschle Mr. Mark Hermans and Ms. Nazlin Bhimji* Mr. Larry Hood * Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. King, III Mr. Andrew Konia and Ms. Amanda Wilson Mr. and Mrs. James Liebertz* Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lobel* Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Michael* Mr. Robert Murray and Ms. Alexandra Kim* Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldi Pisani* 16 Congressional School

Mr. Andre Prince and Ms. Luz Rose Landa Mr. David Pryor and Ms. Stephanie Zosak* Mr. and Mrs. Giuseppe Ruggeri* Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Saks Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Sherman* Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smereka Lt. Col. and Mrs. Sulev Suvari* Ms. Andrea Weiss* Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williamson*


The arts are important to us, and we strive to make them just as important to our students. Between art, music, speech and drama, three concerts, our musical, plus middle school electives, students are given ample opportunity to express and uncover artistic passions. Report of Giving 2017-2018 17


Friend Giving Patron ($250 - $499)

Mr. and Mrs. David Agate Mr. Alexander S. Auer and Ms. Ayat A. Soliman* Mr. Frank Badalson Mr. and Mrs. Sean Balile Dr. and Mrs. James L. Bicksel* Mr. Slava Bogoslovskiy and Ms. Natalia Em Mr. and Mrs. George Christacos* Mr. and Mrs. William W. Ciesar, Jr.* Mr. Michael Clemens and Ms. Selvin Akkus-Clemens – in honor of Talya Mr. and Mrs. Nick Colic Ms. Debra L. Fabian* Ms. Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Mr. Michael Fisherow and Ms. Amanda R. Pitcher Fisherow* Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Frantz Mr. and Mrs. Arin Franz* Mr. Richard Giardina and Ms. Michele Sampson*

Dr. and Mrs. Silas Gimba Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gorham Mr. and Mrs. Mario Grace* Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hardinger Dr. Brian Hearing and Ms. Caroline Powers* Mr. and Mrs. Brent Hinrichs* Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Iturralde Ms. Audrey A. Jaworski - in honor of Michael, Elizabeth, and Phillip Mr. Jason Lim and Ms. Jiyeon Kim Mr. Fernando Lombo and Ms. Cristina Saura* Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mack* Mr. and Mrs. Mahadeva Mani* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall* Ms. Erin P. McCann* Mr. Alexey Orlov and Ms. Vera Zolotarskaya* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pierson* Mrs. Margaret Quadrino Bishop and Mrs. Roy Riley Mr. Chatchai Sae-Tung and Ms. Siriratt Rungrujiphaisal*

Mr. and Mrs. James Sherman* Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith Ms. Hollon Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tappan - in honor of Alexis and Summer* Mr. and Mrs. Arestotle Thapa* Mr. and Mrs. Hung Tran Dr. Vinai Trichur and Dr. Arati Belle* Mr. and Mrs. Terry Tutchings Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vance* Mr. Stephen Wanczyk and Ms. Jessica Phillips Ms. Crystal Willis

Friend (Up to $249)

Anonymous (4) Ms. Molly A. Allen* Ms. Nagham Alwawi* Ms. Noelle G. Andreano* – in memory of Natalie Richards Ms. Minia Aracena-Madariaga Ms. Pam Barkley* Mr. William W. Barns*

“We are so lucky to have found Congressional School. The teachers truly care, they inspire and lead the children. They make the most of their incredible 40 acre campus to explore and learn their place in the world.” - Helen Saks P ’23 ‘25 18 Congressional School


Mr. Carl T. Beaudry and Ms. Melissa Houghton Mr. and Mrs. Mihail Belicev* Ms. Alison Bergen – in honor of Emma and Andy Pryor Mr. Patrick Billett Ms. Rachel Binsky* Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bonafide Mr. Derek M. Bowley and Mr. Tim Prestridge* Dr. Richard A. Brahm and Ms. Samantha F. Ravich Mr. and Mrs. Richard Browning* Ms. Isabel Victoria Bruns Mr. and Mrs. Brian Burns* Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Bussey Mrs. Ru Buttner Mr. Hector A. Caceres* Ms. Holly T. Cannon and Dr. Cindy L. Waddell Ms. Dianne Carman Mr. and Mrs. Nate Carmody Ms. Anna P. Castro Mr. John J. Cavanaugh* Ms. Mirtha Caycho* Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Chen Mr. and Mrs. Steven Christacos* Mr. Joshua A. Ciesar Mr. William W. Ciesar, III* Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Cooper Mr. Julio H. Cordova Nativi Mr. and Mrs. W. David Crawford Mr. Bao D. Dao Mr. and Mrs. Akaron Davis

Our students and teachers read for 30 minutes every day, inspiring them to become life-long readers.

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Friend Giving Friend Continued (Up to $249)

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dawson* Mr. Kevin Dunn and Ms. Jill McCormack Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Dunn Ms. Franca Efangon Monthe Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Englehart* Mr. Norbert E. Erickson Ms. Danah C. Esteban Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey S. Evans* Ms. Deborah Everson Ms. Alexis M. Fisher Ms. Kathleen S. Fitzpatrick Ms. Diana M. Forrest* Ms. Charity T. Francisco* Ms. Amaya Franklin Mrs. Michelle S. Fry* FTI Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Ezzat Gad Mr. and Mrs. Shanti Gandhi Ms. Stephanie N. Garcia* Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ghen Mr. Eugene Giammittorio* Mrs. Amanda Gideon* Ms. Juanita Gilchrist Mr. and Mrs. Amar Singh Gill Mrs. Joy F. Gregorio* Mr. Moses Gregorio* Ms. Gabrielle A. Hansen 20 School 28 Congressional Congressional School

Mr. Thomas S. Hansen and Ms. Cheryl Hansen* Ms. Anne Hellman Mrs. Lee Ann Hennig - in memory of Thomas Allen Hennig Ms. Gretchen Herbst* Mr. Levi A. Herrera* Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hjalmervik Ms. Nora Howe Mr. Robert Hunor and Ms. Anna A. Amaczi Mr. Sergio Jimenez, Jr. Ms. Aisha Johnson Ms. Nancy A. Johnson Mr. Scott B. Johnston and Ms. Bernadette M. Reilly Dr. Jitendra Joshi and Mrs. Maithili Mankar* Tim and Allyson Judge* Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly Ms. Alison Ketcham* Mr. and Mrs. Vishal V. Khatri* Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Krauss Ms. Qui N. Lam* Mr. Tavis Laws* Mr. Louis Lee and Ms. Yuling Yao* Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lelchitski* Mr. Julio Lopez Martinez Mr. Jason Ma and Ms. My Tran


Ms. Rahma Maccarone Mr. and Mrs. Bruce MacNair* Dr. and Ms. Alan Mankofsky* Ms. Flora C. Mansilla Medina Mr. John Martinson and Ms. Nana K. Akuffo* Mr. and Mrs. Peter Masters* Ms. Anita May Mr. Matthew McCoart* Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McColl Mr. and Mrs. Servio Medina Ms. Cecilia I. Mejia Dr. Ken Miyajima and Dr. Tomomi Miyajima* Mr. Sam Mom* Mr. and Mrs. Jagoron Mukherjee Ms. Elizabeth Mulry Mr. Paul Nagel - in memory of Mme. Nahmias Ms. Aditya Negi* Ms. Thuy Nguyen* Ms. Victoria Nichipurenko Mr. and Mrs. John Niles* Mrs. Barnett D. Norris Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Norris Mr. Robert J. O’Brien Mrs. Diana Ochoa* Mr. and Mrs. Dan O’Neil* Mr. Michael O’Rourke* Mr. Richard D. R. Pagulayan* Mr. Mark Pailma

Mr. and Mrs. Rajib Pal Ms. Deryn Pappano Ms. Gertrudis Parker* Mr. Sunil K. Pasi and Ms. Hallie C. Lewis Ms. Alyce C. Penn* Ms. Sarah Philip* Ms. Stephanie Phillips* Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Popovics* Mr. Matthew Porter Ms. Andrea Portillo* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Powers Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Rausch Mrs. Maryam Razimoghaddam* Ms. Maura Rice* Mrs. Maria E. Rivas Mrs. Joan Rook Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Rose* Ms. Penelope Ross Ms. Isabelle Rovinsky* Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schacknies Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schaub Ms. Erica Lynn Schmidt Mr. Axel Sepulveda and Ms. Julia Medvin Mrs. Jayne A. Shedd* Mr. Ali Sheibani* Mrs. Laura Short and Mrs. Mary Short Ms. Andrea R. N. Soppi Ngando Mr. Anthony Souphida* Mr. Steven J. Sowar Ms. Ashley Spalletta

Ms. Agnes Starfield* Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor* Ms. Ashley L. Terr* Ms. Brittany Thomas Ms. Iryna Tokar Mr. and Mrs. David S. Turk* Ms. Rachel Vieira Ms. Aislyn Wade Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Wagner Ms. Diana C. Wanamaker Ms. Allison E. Watson* Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Weinberger Mr. and Mrs. Josh Weisman Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Weisman Mr. and Mrs. Justin Wells-Morgan Mrs. Susan E. Welty* Mr. Robert Wexler and Ms. Michelle Mattox* Mr. Kenneth Williams and Ms. Cecili Thompson Williams* Ms. Denise Willmott* Mr. Thomas F. Woods, III* Ms. Morgan Woodyard Mr. Cameron M. Yassine* Ms. Denise Yassine* Mrs. Yu Yuee Yee Mr. James Yi and Ms. Se Jin Kim*

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The Allexon Family P’20 ‘24

What makes Congressional School a special place for your family?

“Simply put, our family feels at home. The campus is unlike anything in the area and it offers educational opportunities no other school can. The learning environment is first rate. The faculty and the staff are supportive, caring and invested our children’s success, development and well-being.”

Why have you chosen to prioritize Congressional School in your philanthropy?

“Congressional is a great school and it is incredibly successful at producing mature, capable students. But that success isn’t guaranteed. It requires strong leadership and strong support from parents to ensure the school is adequately resourced. We choose to give to Congressional because investing in the school’s ongoing excellence makes sense - for our kids and others, too.” Report of Giving 2017-2018 23


Parent Participation by Class Year 94% 94% 67%

Congressional Fund Parent Participation

62%

Early PS Childhood

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80%

76%

84%

90%

65%

57%

JK

K

93%

83%

1st

2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

7th 8th


CSPO Leadership Team Cheryl Vance, President Laura Michael, Vice President Angie Howard, Early Childhood Mary Beth Testa, Primary School Heather Drevna, Lower School  Nicole Guagenti, Middle School

Room Parents Jen Leyton-Armakan, Busy Bees Allison Bumgardner, Ladybugs Kathryn Browning, Butterflies Angie Howard, Dragonflies Jessica Balile, Fireflies Caroline Kane, Preschool Trisha Khatri, Preschool Thomas Fortuna, Junior Kindergarten Lauren Pryor, Junior Kindergarten Natalie Williamson, Kindergarten Stephanie Smereka, Kindergarten Caroline Katzin, Grade 1 Maria Colic, Grade 2 Simone Mele, Grade 2 Lauren Lobel, Grade 3 Alka Gandhi, Grade 3 Melissa Houghton, Grade 4 Alejandra Almonte, Grade 4 Alba Hernandez, Grade 5 Debra Fabian, Grade 6 Alexandra Braun, Grade 7 Lisa Tracy, Grade 8

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Parent Participation by Class Year Class of 2018

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi Mr. Alexander S. Auer and Ms. Ayat A. Soliman Dr. Alan P. Balutis Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barry Mr. and Mrs. David Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Nate Carmody Mr. Huiping Dong and Ms. Jennifer Zhuang Mr. and Mrs. John C. Everett Mr. and Mrs. Mario Grace Mr. Thomas S. Hansen and Ms. Cheryl Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Harrell Dr. Jacqueline Hoang and Ms. Quynh Tran Mr. Robert Hunor and Ms. Anna A. Amaczi Ms. Aisha Johnson Tim and Allyson Judge Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Mr. and Mrs. Mahadeva Mani Ms. Janet F. Marsh Mr. Dzung M. Nguyen and Mrs. Thuy-Phuong B. Tran Mr. and Mrs. George Odoom Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldi Pisani Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Popovics Mr. Chatchai Sae-Tung and Ms. Siriratt Rungrujiphaisal Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Sherman Mr. and Mrs. David Tracy 26 Congressional School

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walker Mr. Kenneth Williams and Ms. Cecili Thompson Williams

Class of 2019

Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. David J. Agate Mr. Stephen Belongia and Ms. Tracy Decker Mr. and Mrs. David Berol Mr. and Mrs. John Braun – in memory of Constance McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Davenport Dr. Enrique Flores Curiel and Mrs. Alba Hernandez Mr. Mark Hermans and Ms. Nazlin Bhimji Mr. J. M. Holloway and Ms. Karen Baile Holloway Mr. Scott B. Johnston and Ms. Bernadette M. Reilly Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner Dr. and Ms. Alan Mankofsky Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tappan - in honor of Alexis and Summer Tappan Mr. and Mrs. Arestotle Thapa Mr. and Mrs. Hung Tran Mr. Devin Whelan and Ms. Ji Lu Mr. and Mrs. Conrad W. Windisch


Class of 2020

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Allexon Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi Mr. and Mrs. David Bloom Mr. Slava Bogoslovskiy and Ms. Natalia Em Mr. Philip Budwick and Ms. Sandra Buteau Ms. Debra L. Fabian Mr. and Mrs. Michael Faino Ms. Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Mr. Michael Gilbert and Ms. Rouba Alkadi Dr. and Mrs. Silas Gimba Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Guagenti Mr. and Mrs. Brent Hinrichs Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kamins Mr. and Mrs. Mahadeva Mani Mr. and Mrs. Sean McEldowney Dr. Ken Miyajima and Dr. Tomomi Miyajima Mr. Paul B. Najarian and Ms. Philomena A. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Olabiyi A. Obisesan Lt. Col. and Mrs. Sulev Suvari

Class of 2021

Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Almonte - in honor of Javier and Lucia Almonte Mr. and Mrs. David Berol Dr. and Mrs. James L. Bicksel Mr. and Mrs. John Braun – in memory of Constance McKenzie Mr. Huiping Dong and Ms. Jennifer Zhuang

Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey S. Evans Dr. Enrique Flores Curiel and Mrs. Alba Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Jason Griest Mr. and Mrs. Brent Hinrichs Dr. Jacqueline Hoang and Ms. Quynh Tran Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Iturralde Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner Tim and Allyson Judge Mr. Matthew Lenco and Ms. Sofia Kasmeridi - in honor of Rafaella Lenco Mr. Bryan Pynchon and Ms. Karin Larson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sauri Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Timm Mr. Devin Whelan and Ms. Ji Lu

Class of 2022

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Almonte - in honor of Javier and Lucia Almonte Mr. Carl T. Beaudry and Ms. Melissa Houghton Mr. and Mrs. David Berol Mr. and Mrs. Steven Christacos Mr. and Mrs. W. David Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Ezzat Gad Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Guagenti Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hjalmervik Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Krauss

Ms. Erin P. McCann Ms. Victoria Nichipurenko Mr. and Mrs. Olabiyi A. Obisesan Mr. Alexey Orlov and Ms. Vera Zolotarskaya Mr. Bryan Pynchon and Ms. Karin Larson Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Sherman Ms. Hollon Stevens Dr. Vinai Trichur and Dr. Arati Belle Mr. Robert Wexler and Ms. Michelle Mattox

Class of 2023

Dr. Robert D. Dietz and Dr. Alka Gandhi Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Drevna Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hardinger Dr. H. Rebecca Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kamins Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Mr. and Mrs. Vishal V. Khatri Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lobel Mr. and Mrs. Bruce MacNair Mr. and Mrs. Sean McEldowney Dr. Ken Miyajima and Dr. Tomomi Miyajima Mr. and Mrs. Dan O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pierson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Saks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tappan - in honor of Alexis and Summer Tappan Mr. and Mrs. Conrad W. Windisch

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Parent Participation by Class Year Class of 2024

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Allexon Mr. Stephen Belongia and Ms. Tracy Decker Dr. and Mrs. James L. Bicksel Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bon Salle Mr. and Mrs. Nick Colic Mr. and Mrs. W. David Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Akaron Davis Mr. John J. Ellis and Ms. Christi R. Alexander Ms. Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ghen Mr. Michael Gilbert and Ms. Rouba Alkadi Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gorham Mr. and Mrs. James Greene Mr. and Mrs. Jason Griest Dr. Brian Hearing and Ms. Caroline Powers Mr. Mark Hermans and Ms. Nazlin Bhimji Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Howard – in honor of Finn Howard Mr. Gregory Katsas and Mrs. Simone Mele Katsas Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mack Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Peter Masters Mr. and Mrs. Sean McEldowney Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Michael Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller 28 Congressional School

Mr. Robert Murray and Ms. Alexandra Kim Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Salvador Mr. and Mrs. Horacio E. Sobol Ms. Hollon Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Arestotle Thapa Dr. Vinai Trichur and Dr. Arati Belle Mr. Kenneth Williams and Ms. Cecili Thompson Williams

Class of 2025

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Mihail Belicev Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hjalmervik Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard Mr. Evan Howard and Ms. Erika Evans Mr. Fernando Lombo and Ms. Cristina Saura Mr. and Mrs. Servio Medina Mr. and Mrs. Dan O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pryor Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Saks Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schaub Mr. and Mrs. Jack Testa

Class of 2026

Anonymous (2) Mr. George Bagnall and Ms. Caroline Kane Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Guagenti

Mr. Gregory Katsas and Mrs. Simone Mele Katsas Mr. and Mrs. Bum Suk Kim Mr. Jason Lim and Ms. Jiyeon Kim Mr. John Martinson and Ms. Nana K. Akuffo Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Michael Mr. Alexey Orlov and Ms. Vera Zolotarskaya Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smereka Mr. and Mrs. Josh Weisman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williamson

Class of 2027

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Browning Mr. Tim Bunting and Ms. Koy Miller Mr. Michael Fisherow and Ms. Amanda R. Pitcher Fisherow Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fortuna Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ghen Mr. Louis Lee and Ms. Yuling Yao Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lobel Mr. Jason Ma and Ms. My Tran Mr. and Mrs. Servio Medina Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Norris Mr. and Mrs. Rajib Pal Mr. Sunil K. Pasi and Ms. Hallie C. Lewis Mr. Andre Prince and Ms. Luz Rose Landa Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pryor Mr. and Mrs. David Solander Mr. James Yi and Ms. Se Jin Kim


Class of 2028

Mr. George Bagnall and Ms. Caroline Kane Mr. and Mrs. Sean Balile Mr. and Mrs. Heath Bumgardner Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Chen Mr. and Mrs. Mo Choumil Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Coolidge Mr. and Mrs. Arin Franz Mr. and Mrs. Vishal V. Khatri Mr. Andrew Konia and Ms. Amanda Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mack Mr. and Mrs. Jagoron Mukherjee Mr. and Mrs. Dan O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schacknies Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Spadafore Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor Mr. Todd West and Ms. Mary Bach

Early Childhood

Anonymous (1) Ms. Samantha Ahuja Mr. and Mrs. Sean Balile Mr. and Mrs. Mihail Belicev Mr. Tim Bunting and Ms. Koy Miller Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Englehart Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Griggs Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard Mr. Evan Howard and Ms. Erika Evans Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lelchitski Mr. and Mrs. Peter Masters Mr. and Mrs. John Niles

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Norris Mr. and Ms. Luis Renta Mr. and Mrs. Giuseppe Ruggeri Mr. Axel Sepulveda and Ms. Julia Medvin Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sullivan Dr. and Mrs. Ravi Swamy Mr. Stephen Wanczyk and Ms. Jessica Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Justin Wells-Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Whittaker Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Browning Mr. and Mrs. Heath Bumgardner Mr. Michael Clemens and Ms. Selvin Akkus-Clemens – in honor of Talya Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ezzat Gad Mr. Andrew Konia and Ms. Amanda Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schacknies Mrs. Laura Short and Mrs. Mary Short Mr. and Mrs. David Solander Ms. Crystal Willis Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Cooper Mr. Kevin Dunn and Ms. Jill McCormack Mr. and Mrs. John Niles Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Justin Wells-Morgan Mr. Todd West and Ms. Mary Bach


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Maryam Razimoghaddam, Junior Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

How long have you worked at Congressional School?

“I have dedicated twenty years of my life to the education, love and care of children, and I have shared my passion for early childhood education with the students and families of Congressional for ten years.”

Why do you love teaching in the Little School?

“The Little School is a special community; we have the most caring and friendly staff and we are able to make lifelong connections and bonds with our families. The Little School feels like my second home!”

Why do you give to support The Congressional Fund?

“I strongly believe that the giving is not about the money, it is not simply about the amount you give. For me, it is about participating in something with all of my colleagues, cooperating and working together to reach a common goal. It feels like we are working together as a whole community when we all give something to The Congressional Fund.”

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Faculty and Staff Giving Anonymous (2) Ms. Nana K. Akuffo Ms. Molly A. Allen Ms. Nagham Alwawi Ms. Minia Aracena-Madariaga Ms. Pam Barkley 32 Congressional School

Mr. and Mrs. Mihail Belicev Dr. and Mrs. James L. Bicksel Mr. Patrick Billett Ms. Rachel Binsky Mr. Derek M. Bowley Ms. Isabel Victoria Bruns


Mrs. Suzanne Burns Mrs. Ru Buttner Mr. Hector A. Caceres Ms. Dianne Carman Ms. Anna P. Castro Mr. John J. Cavanaugh Ms. Mirtha Caycho Mr. Julio H. Cordova Nativi Mr. Bao D. Dao Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dawson Ms. Franca Efangon Monthe Mrs. Alexis M. Eggleston Ms. Danah C. Esteban Ms. Deborah Everson Ms. Kathleen S. Fitzpatrick Ms. Charity T. Francisco Ms. Amaya Franklin Mrs. Michelle S. Fry Mrs. Dessislava Gad Mr. Eugene Giammittorio Mrs. Amanda Gideon Ms. Juanita Gilchrist Mr. Douglas Gorham Mrs. Joy F. Gregorio Mr. Moses Gregorio Ms. Gabrielle A. Hansen Mrs. Stephanie N. Hecker Ms. Anne Hellman Ms. Gretchen A. Herbst Mr. Levi A. Herrera Mr. Brent Hinrichs Mrs. Evie Hinrichs Mrs. Stefanie Hjalmervik Ms. Nora Howe Mr. Sergio Jimenez, Jr. Ms. Nancy A. Johnson Mrs. Allyson Judge Ms. Alison Ketcham Ms. Se Jin Kim

Ms. Qui N. Lam Mr. Tavis Laws Mrs. Jeanette Lelchitski Mr. Julio Lopez Martinez Ms. Rahma Maccarone Mrs. Maithili Mankar Ms. Flora C. Mansilla Medina Ms. Janet F. Marsh Ms. Anita May Mr. Matthew McCoart Ms. Cecilia I. Mejia Mr. Sam Mom Ms. Elizabeth Mulry Ms. Aditya Negi Ms. Thuy Nguyen Mrs. Barnett D. Norris Mrs. Diana Ochoa Mrs. Kimberly O’Neil Mr. Dan O’Neil Mr. Michael O’Rourke Mr. Richard D. R. Pagulayan Mr. Mark Pailma Ms. Deryn Pappano Ms. Gertrudis Parker Ms. Alyce C. Penn Ms. Sarah Philip Ms. Stephanie Phillips ‘04 Mrs. Gladys Popovics Mr. Matthew Porter Ms. Andrea Portillo Mr. Christopher Pryor Mrs. Margaret Quadrino Mrs. Maryam Razimoghaddam Ms. Maura Rice Mrs. Maria E. Rivas Mrs. Jacqueline S. Rose ‘96 Ms. Penelope Ross Ms. Isabelle Rovinsky Ms. Erica Lynn Schmidt

Mr. Frederick W. Schwanke Mrs. Jayne A. Shedd Mr. Ali Sheibani Mrs. Laura Short Ms. Andrea R. N. Soppi Ngando Mr. Anthony Souphida Ms. Ashley Spalletta Ms. Agnes Starfield Mrs. Amanda Sullivan Mrs. Trisha Suvari Ms. Ashley L. Terr Ms. Brittany Thomas Ms. Iryna Tokar Mrs. Janet L. Turk Ms. Rachel Vieira Ms. Aislyn Wade Ms. Allison E. Watson Ms. Andrea Weiss Mrs. Susan E. Welty Ms. Denise Willmott Ms. Morgan Woodyard Mr. Cameron M. Yassine Ms. Denise Yassine

100% Participation We are so grateful for our passionate, dedicated faculty and staff and their support of our community! Report of Giving 2017-2018 33


Alumni Giving Ms. Noelle G. Andreano ’02 – in memory of Natalie Richards Mr. Frank Badalson ‘72 Mr. William W. Barns ‘74 Ms. Linda (Ward) Byrd ‘68 Mr. William W. Ciesar, III ‘11 Mr. Joshua A. Ciesar ‘16

Mr. Norbert E. Erickson ‘66 Ms. Diana M. Forrest ‘01 Mrs. Frances M. (Julian) Liebertz ‘64 Mr. Paul Nagel ’64 - in memory of Mme. Nahmias Mr. Robert J. O’Brien ‘97 Ms. Stephanie Phillips ‘04

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Powers ‘64 Mrs. Jacqueline S. (Sadler) Rose ‘96 Mr. Steven J. Sowar ‘71 Ms. Ashley L. Terr ‘06 Mr. Thomas F. Woods, III ‘96

Alumni Parent Giving Mr. Dana Abrahamsen and Ms. Joan E. Moriarty P ’07 ’09 Mr. and Mrs. David J. Agate P ’13 ’19 Mr. Curtis M. Anderson and Ms. Margaret L. Cummisky P ’09 ’12 Mr. Alexander S. Auer and Ms. Ayat A. Soliman P ’14 ’18 Dr. Richard A. Brahm and Ms. Samantha F. Ravich P ’10 ‘11 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Burns P ’16 Ms. Holly T. Cannon and Dr. Cindy L. Waddell P ‘12 Mr. and Mrs. William W. Ciesar, Jr. P ’11 ’16 Mr. and Ms. Jeffrey M. Englander P ’14 ‘16 Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Frantz P ’01 ’03

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gallagher P ’15 Mr. Richard Giardina and Ms. Michele Sampson P ‘17 Mr. and Mrs. Amar Singh Gill P ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Iturralde P ’17 ‘21 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner P ’15 ’19 ’21 Dr. Jitendra Joshi and Mrs. Maithili Mankar P ’13 Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly P ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. King, III P ’15 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee P ’94 ‘00 Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McColl P ’97 ’00 Ms. Cecilia I. Mejia P ‘16 Mr. Robert Murray and Ms. Alexandra Kim P ’15 ’24

Mr. Dzung M. Nguyen and Mrs. Thuy-Phuong B. Tran P ’03 ’04 ’18 Mr. and Mrs. George Odoom P ’10 ’12 ’18 Ms. Alyce C. Penn P ’05 ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldi Pisani P ’14 ’18 Ms. Mimi Seyferth P ’06 Mr. R. Dana Sherman and Ms. Carole L. Reynolds P ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Horacio E. Sobol P ’17 ‘24 Mr. and Mrs. David S. Turk P ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Wagner P ’06 ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walker P ’13 ’18 Ms. Diana C. Wanamaker P ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Weinberger P ‘03 Mr. and Mrs. William L. Whitacre P ’06


Grandparent Giving The Honorable and Mrs. Steve Bartlett GP ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bergen GP ’25 ‘27 Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bonafide GP ‘30 Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Bussey GP ‘21 Mr. and Mrs. George Christacos GP ‘22 Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Dunn GP ‘20 Mr. Randall R. Eley GP ’16 ’20

Mrs. Sally Ferguson GP ‘20 Dr. and Mrs. James Froeschle GP ’22 ‘25 Mr. and Mrs. Shanti Gandhi GP ‘23 Mr. Larry Hood GP ’20 ’23 ’24 Mr. and Mrs. Lance Mueller GP ’22 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Nemirow GP ’22 ’24 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Rausch GP ’18 ‘20 Bishop and Mrs. Roy Riley GP ’25 ‘27

Mrs. Joan Rook GP ’23 ’25 ‘28 Mr. and Mrs. David Rose GP ‘23 Mr. and Mrs. James Sherman GP ’18 ’22 Mr. Terry Tutchings GP ’19 ‘23 Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Weisman GP ’26 – in honor of Riley Weisman Mrs. Yu Yuee Yee GP ‘26

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“Congressional School has provided a wonderful early learning experience in a warm and supportive environment. I love that each of the teachers, support staff, and after school counselors, really know my daughter—her strengths, challenges and individual learning style.” - Karen Holloway P ’19 36 Congressional School


Gifts in Kind Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barry Mr. and Mrs. David Berol Mr. and Mrs. William Bertles, III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Coolidge Custom Stonescaping LLC Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Fein Ms. Aisha Johnson Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Ms. Janet F. Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Jason Paral South Riding Nurseries

Corporations, Foundations, and Matching Gifts Capital One Matching Gift Program Chevron Humankind Congressional School Parents Organization (CSPO) Credence Management Solutions, LLC Discount Tree Service, Inc.

Fannie Mae Corporation FTI Consulting Juniper Networks Foundation Fund Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Microsoft Corporation MindPoint Group

Northrop Grumman Foundation Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison Charitable Gift Fund Raytheon Company The Boeing Company Gift Matching Program

Restricted Gifts and Grants Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Fein Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Ms. Janet F. Marsh

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One of the critical skills we instill in all of our students is collaboration­—learning to work in big groups, small groups, difficult groups, and to balance opinions and make compromises. Most people work in jobs where collaboration is unavoidable and invaluable. This is the future for which we are preparing our students. 38 Congressional School


Derek Bowley, Speech and Drama Teacher

How long have you worked at Congressional School?

“I started at Congressional School in December 2006. I’m coming up on my 12-year anniversary, and this is my 13th school year, thus Into the Woods JR. will be my 13th musical as director.”

Why have you led faculty participation for The Congressional Fund over the last few years?

“Because I’m such a believer in the school, its mission, and everything we are trying to accomplish, I want us to have every opportunity available to us. On top of that, I come from a background in non-profit theater, where the price of the ticket doesn’t cover all of the operating costs, just like tuition doesn’t cover all of the operating costs for an independent school. It’s important for everyone to do their part. Helping to lead the charge leverages my communication skills, as well as my relationship with the other teachers. Also, it’s such an easy job! For most people, they just need the reminder. They know about The Congressional Fund, and they are ready to give.”

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Gala and Auction 2018 Our annual fundraising auction is one of our most popular community events of the school year. Through the generosity of businesses and individuals, we have been able to raise funds to support our programs and enrich the academic lives of our students. All funds raised by the 2018 Gala, The Congressional Derby, support campus-wide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives including: • Two State-of-the-Art Design Labs in the Big School that will be used for science, engineering, and any projects needing fabrication, kindergarten through 8th grade.

• A Design Space in the Little School to provide construction elements, age-appropriate robots, and additional design resources where students can tinker and begin building their critical thinking foundation.

• Opportunities for continued education for faculty in Maker education and project-based learning in order to continue deepening the educational experience for our young learners and to optimize the use of our new design lab and spaces.

Gala and Auction Net Revenue Over the Years

$168,822

2013-2014

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$193,050

$199,842

2015-2016

2016-2017

$211,167

$143,445

2014-2015

2017-2018


Gala and Auction Committee Faculty Ticket Contributors Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi Mr. Curtis M. Anderson and Ms. Margaret L. Cummisky Body Dynamics Inc. Mr. Philip Budwick and Ms. Sandra Buteau Cafe Tatti Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Davis Dr. Robert D. Dietz and Dr. Alka Gandhi Mr. John J. Ellis and Ms. Christi R. Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Englehart Mr. Mark Hermans and Ms. Nazlin Bhimji Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Howard Mr. Andrew Konia and Ms. Amanda Wilson Mrs. Samantha Nolan and Mr. Randall L. Speck Reading and Language Learning Center Mr. and Ms. Luis Renta Mr. and Mrs. Steven Shedd Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smereka Dr. and Mrs. Ravi Swamy Mr. and Mrs. Jack Testa Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walker Mr. and Mrs. Josh Weisman Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Whittaker

Co-Chairs Chris Sobol and Nancy Walker Gala Event and Venue Amy Belicev Debra Fabian Meredith Mani Decorations Debra Fabian Amy Bertles Online Auction Nancy Walker Kathryn Browning Vicky Carmody Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Caroline Katzin Jayne Shedd Kelly Zito Auction Item Procurement Chris Sobol Samantha Ahuja Lisa Allen Amy Belicev Michelle Bon Salle Jennifer Davis

Erika Evans Aisha Johnson Amy Kang Matt Lenco Sofia Kasmeridi Meredith Mani Lauren Pryor Carly Schacknies Tracy Siegel Communications Helen Saks Ru Buttner Alyce Penn Chris Pryor Faculty and Staff Donations Amy Kang Chris Pryor Sponsorship Chris Pryor Tracy Siegel Videographer Ru Buttner

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Gala and Auction 2018 Sponsors and Underwriters Red Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Gala Program Underwriter HBP, Inc.

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Gala Decoration Underwriters Harvey, Pam, and Ryan Ernest Bill Page Honda

“Triple Crown� Sponsored Table Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller


Raise the Paddle Contributors We appreciate the generosity of those who showed their support at our annual Gala by “Raising Their Paddles” to support school enhancements to benefit students in all grades. Anonymous (1) Mr. Bryan Allen Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Allexon Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi Mr. Curtis M. Anderson and Ms. Margaret L. Cummisky Mr. and Mrs. Mihail Belicev Mr. Stephen Blakeslee Mr. Derek M. Bowley and Mr. Tim Prestridge Mr. Kevin Brown Mr. Philip Budwick and Ms. Sandra Buteau Ms. Dianne Carman Mr. and Mrs. Mo Choumil Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Coolidge Mrs. and Mr. Tinelle Davies Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Davis Dr. Robert D. Dietz and Dr. Alka Gandhi Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Drevna Mr. and Mrs. Michael Faino Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Fein Ms. Amaya Franklin Mr. and Mrs. James E. Frye Mr. Michael Gilbert and Ms. Rouba Alkadi Mr. and Mrs. James Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Griest Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Griggs Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Guagenti Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Brent Hinrichs Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hjalmervik Mr. Evan Howard and Ms. Erika Evans Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Iturralde Ms. Aisha Johnson Tim and Allyson Judge Mr. Richard Jung and Ms. Janice Anderson Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kurey Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lelchitski Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lobel Mr. and Mrs. Bruce MacNair Dr. Jitendra Joshi and Mrs. Maithili Mankar Ms. Janet F. Marsh Ms. Anita May McGuireWoods LLP Microsoft Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller MindPoint Group

Mr. Alexey Orlov and Ms. Vera Zolotarskaya Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldi Pisani Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pryor Mr. and Ms. Luis Renta Ms. Robin L. Roberts and Mr. Peter C. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Rose Mr. Frederick W. Schwanke Mr. and Mrs. Horacio E. Sobol Mr. and Mrs. David Solander Mr. Steve Thormahlen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Timm Mr. and Mrs. David Tracy Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vance Mr. and Mrs. Ben Venzke Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walker Mr. Aaron Weaver Ms. Andrea Weiss Mr. Todd West and Ms. Mary Bach Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Conrad W. Windisch Ms. Denise Yassine

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Class of 2018 Legacy Gift Thank you to the families in the Class of 2018 along with local organizations who contributed a new digital sign which will welcome all visitors to campus as of early 2019. Anonymous (2) - in honor of Class of 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Amorosi Mr. Alexander S. Auer and Ms. Ayat A. Soliman Dr. Alan P. Balutis Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barry Mr. and Mrs. David Bloom - in honor of Spencer Bloom on behalf of Saint George Consulting Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Nate Carmody Mr. Huiping Dong and Ms. Jennifer Zhuang

Mr. Thomas S. Hansen and Ms. Cheryl Hansen - in honor of Carter Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Harrell Dr. Jacqueline Hoang and Ms. Quynh Tran Mr. Robert Hunor and Ms. Anna A. Amaczi Tim and Allyson Judge Dr. Paul C. Kang and Dr. Amy C. Kang - in honor of Ava Kang Mr. and Mrs. Mahadeva Mani Ms. Janet F. Marsh Mr. Dzung M. Nguyen and Mrs. Thuy-Phuong B. Tran

Mr. and Mrs. George Odoom - in honor of Olivia Nyarko-Odoom Panera, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldi Pisani - in honor of Class of 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Popovics Mr. Chatchai Sae-Tung and Ms. Siriratt Rungrujiphaisal Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Sherman Mr. and Mrs. David Tracy Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walker Ms. Jane Wang

Congressional Pool Renovation Fund We appreciate the support of school and camp families who have contributed to the Congressional Pool Renovation Fund, helping to ensure that the pool remains in good condition for future generations of students and campers. Mr. and Mrs. John Cottrell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Perez Mr. Edward Sharon and Ms. Linda Chandler-Sharon 44 Congressional School

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Shears Dr. Jeffrey Steel and Ms. Laura Heath In addition to the contributors listed above, we thank the many families whose generosity help to support various camp events throughout the season.


Mariam Es-Haq P’28: Managing Partner, MindPoint Group Why did you choose support STEM at Congressional School through your giving?

“As a Cybersecurity company, MindPoint Group is keenly aware of the shortage of qualified technical resources in our industry. Today, we have over 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions as a nation, and myriad case studies conclude that tackling this challenge requires long term systematic change in our education system toward a focus on STEM. The challenge for many schools is STEM programming requires extensive investment in an environment of school budget cuts. So we asked, what are we doing to engage K-12, how can we help and who can we partner with? As a mother of a Junior Kindergarten student at Congressional School, I am also very personally motivated to see a STEM program flourish. The school’s vision for expanding its STEM program and its methodical plan for execution, as well as, the school leadership team’s passion for teaching young learners confirmed to me that we had found our STEM education partner in Congressional School. We had a very successful first year in this partnership and we look forward to continuing our support and partnership with Congressional School and Congressional Camp.”

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