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Report of Giving 2019-2020


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. Kindness | Respect | Integrity | Perseverance |

Responsibility


Table of Contents 4.

A Letter from the Head of School

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Financials

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Leadership Giving to All Funds

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Board of Trustees

10. The Congressional Fund 15. Leadership Giving Levels 16. Friend Giving Levels 25. Faculty and Staff Giving 26. Alumni and Alumni Parent Giving 27. Grandparent Giving 29. Corporations, Foundations, and Matching Gifts 29. Restricted Gifts and Grants 32.

2020 Virtual Gala and Auction

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Class of 2020 Legacy Gift

40.

Congressional Pool Renovation Fund

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Dear Congressional Community, This Report of Giving highlights our community’s remarkable support and commitment to our school, even in the most difficult of circumstances. The unprecedented challenges of a pandemic notwithstanding, our community has shown that our collective power can have a resounding impact. For the first few months of the 2019-2020 school year our campus was its typical hive of activity with our busy calendar of community events and activities supported by a strong volunteer base. In March, I was impressed with the quick transition of our students, parents, and our faculty, to Congressional School Online as we adapted to a new virtual world with students and teachers communicating and working together on multiple digital platforms. Our teachers were ready every day to engage their students and keep them active and learning. While remote learning was underway, our COVID-19 Task Force immediately went to work developing a robust and detailed reopening plan for our physical campus, beginning with the Infants and Toddlers on June 1, followed by a small cohort of Congressional Campers on July 6, and our whole school community after a phasedin return beginning on September 2. This effort required meticulous planning and everyone in our community played a role in making it happen. 4 Congressional School

The Board of Trustees showed decisive leadership to our faculty, staff, and students with its decision to accept a Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPP), and the commitment of our teachers and staff to expertly implement our reopening plan is a testament to their dedication to the students they serve. We are immensely grateful to the Congressional School community for your financial support during such a tumultuous time. Investments in our program and plant totaled $605,000 and were generated by The Congressional Fund, the Gala, Class Gift and Restricted gifts. Our Run with the Colts campaign yielded $291,000 from 368 donors and included two challenges. The $30,000 Ramieka Family '86 GP' 25 '27 challenge spurred giving on our 4th annual Give Day and a generous alumnus energized our end of year giving with a challenge of $20,000. Thank you for prioritizing The Congressional Fund again this year as it directly supports the day to day operations of the school. The Red Carpet Gala required a quick pivot last spring and embraced a new funding goal and theme - Congressional Cares. Our community stepped up when it was needed most. Anchored by the $35,000 Budwick Family P '20 challenge,


we raised nearly $274,000 for three immediate priorities: to provide additional aid to families affected by COVID-19, to fund faculty and technology enhancements, and to help with unanticipated expenses as a consequence of the pandemic. I conclude this letter with words of optimism and a strong sense of gratitude. The foundation of Congressional School’s success is our community and in this publication we celebrate those who contributed gifts of time and treasure. We have much to be proud of as a school and a great deal to look forward to ahead. Thank you for your generous and loyal support of Congressional School. Very Sincerely,

Edwin P. Gordon, Ph.D. Head of School

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Financials

$656,500*

$369,684 $605,028

$594,940

$269,128

$542,648 $100,621

$499,599 2015-2016

2016-2017 2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Giving History * Congressional School received a generous five year commitment, which was fully recognized in 2018-2019

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2015

$133,855

2016

$195,042

2017

2018

2019

Endowment by Fiscal Year


2019-2020 Revenue

2019-2020 Expenses

Tuition and Fees: 68.9%

Salaries and Benefits: 55.2%

Other: 14%

Physical Plant: 9.6%

Gross tuition income, application fees, enrollment fees, and transportation fees PPP forgiveness and other miscellaneous sources

Summer Camp: 8.4%

Salaries and benefits for all Congressional School employees (except Summer Camp programs) Buildings and grounds, maintenance, utilities, capital expenses, technology, security, and transportation

Gross income from Congressional Camp (Impacted by COVID-19)

Summer Camp: 9.5%

Auxiliary Services: 4.4%

Instructional: 7.6%

Giving: 4.4%

Need-Based Financial Aid: 7%

Gross income from Extended Hours Program, After School Activities, and preschool - 8th grade lunch Annual gifts to the school and net proceeds from Gala The 2019-2020 fiscal year revenue and expenses were deeply impacted by COVID-19. Our fiscal year is September 1 - August 31. Numbers on this page are pre-audit numbers. Final numbers will be available in December 2020.

Salaries and expenses for Congressional Camp Faculty and staff professional development, all department and division costs, athletics, fine arts, library, and learning center Financial aid awards for students in preschool - 8th grade and Emerging Scholars

General Administrative: 6.5%

Administrative, admission, marketing, and development costs

Debt Service: 4.6%

Principal and interest payments

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

$20,000 or More

William Barns '74 Philip Budwick and Sandra Buteau P'20 Nicole and Nolan Guagenti P'20 '22 '26 & VAE Edy '86 and Sean Rameika GP'25 '27 & Roxybird Alan Meltzer & The Meltzer Group

$10,000 – $19,999

Amanda and Kevin Allexon P'20 '24 Brian Amorosi and Siobhan Rausch P'18 '20 Gretchen and William Devers LaRita and Edwin Gordon Jenafer and Jeffrey Howard P'24 Mariam Es-Haq P'28 & MindPoint Group The Edgar Lomax Company

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$5,000 - $9,999

Rouba Alkadi and Michael Gilbert P'24 Stacey Bach and Todd West P'28 '31 CroppMetcalfe DNB Roofing Laura and Michael Faino P'20 '22 Mark Ilich and Emily Hughes Ilich P'26 '29 Allyson and Timothy Judge P'18 '21 Lauren and Chris Pryor P'25 '27 The Pyne Family P'32 & Intercoastal Mortgage, LLC Monica Smith P'24


Board of Trustees Daniel Timm, Chair Michael Gilbert, Vice Chair Alejandra Almonte, Secretary Curtis Anderson, Treasurer Sandra Buteau Edwin Gordon, Head of School James Greene Kristen Griest Bud Harrell Justin Miller Michael Sauri Cheryl Vance Todd West Marjorie Whittaker William W. Devers, Founding Family, Chair Emeritus Gretchen Devers, Founding Family Lindsey Devers Basileo, Founding Family

Advancement Committee Todd West, Chair Alejandra Almonte Lorraine Creely Lizzie Doerr Laura Faino Gretchen Herbst Edwin Gordon Michael Gilbert Brent Hinrichs Amy Kang Justin Miller Alyce Penn Chris Pryor Nate Siegel John Tato Daniel Timm Report of Giving 2019-2020 9


The Congressional Fund The Congressional Fund ensures our ability to fulfill our mission on behalf of our students. We greatly appreciate our community members for supporting Congressional School through The Congressional Fund.

$316,866* $291,274

$279,426 $255,954 $206,695 2015-2016

2016-2017 2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Giving History * Congressional School received a generous five year commitment, which was fully recognized in 2018-2019

The Rameika Family Challenge To inspire everyone to Run with the Colts for Congressional Give Day 2019, the Rameika Family offered a challenge of $30,000 for 300 gifts by Give Day. We exceeded the goal and are extremely grateful to Edy '86 and Sean Rameika GP'25 '27 for their generosity! 10 Congressional School


Thank you to our Congressional Fund Co-Chairs (Evan Howard, Erika Evans, Deborah Sauri, and Michael Sauri) for their hard work during this campaign. They led a friendly rivalry between the Little School and Big School which promoted school-wide participation!

Congressional Give Day 2019 Our fourth annual Congressional Fund Give Day was December 6, 2019. This day always inspires our entire community to come together in support of Congressional School.

$241,770 Given or Pledged by Give Day

335

Total Gifts and Pledges by Give Day

164

Current Families Donated by Give Day

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FOUR CORE PRIORITIES Dr. Edwin Gordon joined Congressional School as Head of School in the summer of 2019. After time spent both before and after his arrival with leadership, faculty, and staff, Dr. Gordon proposed a challenge to the team. He proposed that "we challenge ourselves to develop a shared vision that will prepare students for a life of leadership and character, intellectual curiosity, and service to their communities; and will secure Congressional School at the forefront of educating students, infant through 8th grade." Through listening to our community and working with the leadership team, Dr. Gordon has developed four priorities for Congressional School to focus on in the coming years.

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2

Ensuring Academic Excellence 12 Congressional School

Advancing Faculty and Staff Development


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4

Building Institutional Sustainability

Strengthening Strategic Partnerships

"I am incredibly fortunate and honored to lead Congressional School in its 80th year. We have begun this year by looking at four core priorities that will enable Congressional to go to the next level of excellence—perpetual excellence. These priorities create a compelling and ambitious vision. But this is Congressional School, where we pursue excellence in all that we do." - Dr. Edwin Gordon, Head of School Report of Giving 2019-2020 13


Quick Definitions Unrestricted Gift: A gift made by a donor with no limitations on how the gift is to be used Designated Gift: A donation made with the stipulation that it be used for a particular purpose or program Pledge: A written agreement to donate a specified amount by the end of the fiscal year Challenge Gift: A gift that is paid only if the organization is able to raise additional funds from other sources

Employee Matching Gift: A contribution to a charitable organization by an employee that is matched by a similar contribution from an employer

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Leadership Giving With deep appreciation, we are proud to recognize the following community members who made leadership gifts of $1,200 or more to the school through The Congressional Fund.

Vero Nihil Verius Society ($25,000 and More) Edy and Sean Rameika The Meltzer Group

1939 Society ($20,000 - $24,999) William Barns

Explorers Society ($8,500 - $11,999)

Mariam Es-Haq & MindPoint Group LaRita and Edwin Gordon Nicole and Nolan Guagenti

Young Learners Society ($6,000 - $8,499) Kristen and Jason Griest Jenafer and Jeffrey Howard

Sleepy Hollow Society ($3,000 - $5,999)

Anonymous (1) Amanda and Kevin Allexon Alejandra and Jorge Almonte Brian Amorosi and Siobhan Rausch Erika Evans and Evan Howard Treveene and James Greene Emily Hughes Ilich and Mark Ilich Allyson and Timothy Judge Helen and Mark McIntosh Lauren and Chris Pryor Luis Renta and Catherine Watts Deborah and Michael Sauri Tracy and Nathaniel Siegel Monica Smith The Edgar Lomax Company

Colts Society ($1,200 - $2,999)

Anonymous (1) Dana Abrahamsen and Joan Moriarty Curtis Anderson and Margaret Cummisky Stacey Bach and Todd West

Virginia and Cory Barry Chaigk Basmatzian and Konstantina Chartopoulou Slava Bogoslovskiy and Natalia Em Philip Budwick and Sandra Buteau Allison and Heath Bumgardner Stephanie and Steven Christacos Kolby and Jonathan DeHart Laura and Michael Faino Sally Ferguson Linda and James Frye Erin Hawkins and Anne Showalter Malaika and William Hill H. Rebecca Johnson Hilary and Scott Kamins Amy and Paul Kang Rohit Kapoor Luz Rose Landa and Andre Prince Jamie and Lance Mueller Valerie and Samuel Nemirow Kristen and Jason Paral Patricia Robinson Elizabeth and David Solander Irene and Daniel Timm Marjorie and Jerry Whittaker Amy and Conrad Windisch

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Friend Giving Red, Black, and White Circle ($600 - $1,199)

Ovais Abdullah and Isra Raza Rouba Alkadi and Michael Gilbert Tyrone Asia and Vielka Asia Williams George Bagnall and Caroline Kane Lindsey and Derek Basileo Jan and Thomas Bergen Nazlin Bhimji and Mark Hermans Tim Bunting and Koy Miller Philomena Burke and Paul Najarian Linda and William Byrd Debra and William Ciesar, Jr. Erin and David Covington Tinelle and John Davies Huiping Dong and Jennifer Zhuang Kevin Eakin and Liesel Kuhr

Debra Fabian James Froeschle Angie and Scott Geary Kristal and Nathan Gentzel Julie and Jason George Amanda Girth and William Thompson Amy and Kendall Griggs Evie and Brent Hinrichs Jacqueline Hoang and Quynh Tran Kyoung Mi and Bum Suk Kim Wendy and Norman King, III Karin Larson and Bryan Pynchon Lauren and Scott Lobel Jason Ma and My Tran Justin Miller Carole Reynolds and Dana Sherman Caroline and Andrew Reynolds Iryna and Frank Sanchez

Paula and Michael Sherman Lisa and Colin Singleton Stephanie and Michael Smereka Caroline and Roberto Soberanis Hollon Stevens Andrea Weiss

Spirit Circle ($300 - $599)

Anonymous (1) Cynthia Adler Christi Alexander and John Ellis Arati Belle and Vinai Trichur Michelle and Joshua Berkley Lisa and James Bicksel Tanya Blosser and Douglas Boatman Alexandra and John Braun


Holly Cannon and Cindy Waddell Lorraine and Raymond Creely Sarah and Christian Deschauer Robert Dietz and Alka Gandhi Heather and Darryl Drevna Pam and Harvey Ernest, Jr. Patricia Erwin Deanna Gergich and Roni Young Julia and Adam Hardinger Anne and Herbert Harrell Karen and David Hartman Abigail and Kevin Healy Larry Hood Nicole and Felipe Iturralde Audrey Jaworski Diane and Sheldon Kamins Gregory Katsas and Simone Mele Katsas Clara and John Kelly

Jiyeon Kim and Jason Lim Heather Kiriakou Tracy and Aaron Krauss Jessica and Bruce MacNair Errin and Jason Matechak Erin McCann Daniel McElwee Laura and Jeffrey Michael Tahina Montoya and Eduardo Vargas Samantha Nolan and Randall Speck Elizabeth and George Odoom Jane and Lou Olawoye Kim and Dan O'Neil Alexey Orlov and Vera Zolotarskaya Shelby and Richard Pierson Kristen and Scott Salmon Nitin Sardana and Seema Wadhwa Carly and Mark Schacknies

"We believe nothing is more important than our children’s education. At Congressional we have found a school that focuses on developing young minds while also sending children home smiling, enriched, and excited to return. We could not be happier to be a part of the Congressional community and are excited to remain active and engaged in the years to come." - Kevin Eakin and Liesel Kuhr P’31

Erica and Ravi Swamy John Tato Geeta and Arestotle Thapa Terry Tutchings Cheryl and Bruce Vance Regina and Michael Wagner Kristen and Peter Walker Nancy and Kevin Walker Amy and Justin Wells-Morgan Ji Lu and Devin Whelan Michael Ware and Dena Wiggins Crystal and Floyd Willis Kimberly and Brian Woodward

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Middle School LEAD (Leaders in Equity, Advancement, and Diversity) Group meeting during lunch.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

We believe that a diverse school community is essential to achieving educational excellence, and that students’ learning experiences are enriched by the diversity of the curriculum, faculty, staff and student body. Congressional is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable community in which all individuals can participate and contribute to the life of the school. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) Meets regularly to engage in conversation and plan initiatives. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to participate. Leaders for Equity, Advancement and Diversity (LEAD) The student version of DEIC, LEAD members are middle school students who meet to discuss issues, gather other student perspectives, and share their findings with DEIC and the student body. 18 Congressional School


Primary Areas of Focus and Attention: Talent Acquisition, Retention, and Support

Parent Support and Awareness

Communication and Global Awareness

Student Involvement, Education, Awareness, and Admission

New this Year...

Designate your gift to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

Derek Bowley (Speech and Drama Teacher) sharing with faculty what he learned at the NAIS Inclusive Schools Network Institute in January 2020 about "Dimensions of Gender."

Our Committee's Mission: Congressional School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the broader Congressional community - past, present, and future - continuously strives to recognize, respect, engage, and celebrate the individual differences and identities represented in our community. We seek to advance diversity of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical ability, or any other distinguishing feature through the recruitment and support of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees representing diverse identities. Report of Giving 2019-2020 19


Friend Giving Young Alumni Circle (Up to $299)

Anonymous (8) Tommy Aasvang and Veronica Hoeynes Ovais Abdullah and Isra Raza Selvin Akkus-Clemens and Michael Clemens Angelique and Javier Alcover Lisa and Damian Allen Breeana and Bradley Anderson Lisa Anton Mekonnen Asrat Brian Bailey and Michelle Wu-Bailey Pam Barkley Tina and Chris Barry Amy and Mihail Belicev Artemis and Seth Berry Rachel Binsky Leah Boemerman Jackie and Philip Bonafide Derek Bowley and Tim Prestridge Phillip Brant and Susan Wathier Kathryn and Richard Browning Tania Brunn and Anthony Kronfli Heidi Brunner Terry and Keith Bulgrin Kirsten Burke April Burnell Ru Buttner Latoya Asia and William Capers Vicky and Nate Carmody Nelson Carr 12 Congressional 20 Congressional School School


Marie Cashman and Norbert Kolczynski John Cavanaugh Mirtha Caycho Jennifer and Walter Cerna Joshua Ciesar William Ciesar, III Maria and Nick Colic Laura Collins Jan and Alex Covington Tanya Cowperthwaite and Christopher Jarvis Holly and David Crawford Eric Creely Christopher Damato and Anlih Tung Stacy and Anthony David Laura Day Diane DePalma and Boyce Nolan Lizzie Doerr Timothy Dumais and Julie Sherman-Dumais Farideh and Hossein Ebneyousef Alexis M. Eggleston Kimberly Eley Seher and Kemal Emmez Kerry and Nicholas Englehart Farida Essar Irina and Geoffrey Evans Deborah Everson Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Michael Fisherow and Amanda Pitcher Fisherow Rachel and Michael Fleck

Enrique Flores Curiel and Alba Hernandez Jane Forman Diana Forrest Charity Francisco Darcy and Arin Franz Kathleen and Steve Franz Michelle and Thomas Fry Dessislava and Ezzat Gad Mirella Gaines Claire and Michael Gallagher Deirdre Gallop-Anderson Susan and Shanti Gandhi Jan and Tom Garrett Lauren and Matthew George Gene Giammittorio Kathy Giammittorio Anna Giardina Amanda Gideon Rebecca Ginnetti Joy Gregorio Cheryl and Thomas Hansen Lisa Harkins Elaine and Charles Haver Julie and David Hays Stephanie and Carl Hecker Gretchen Herbst Margarita Hernandez Samantha and Carlos Hernandez Heidy Herrera Aaron Hjalmervik Stefanie and Steven Hjalmervik Rosario Hodges

Allison and Jack Holloway Charles Hooper and Caroline Katzin Melissa Houghton Andrea and Michael Hughes Jessica and Jason Jager Aisha Johnson Gloria and Marvin Jones Jitendra Joshi and Maithili Mankar Kenneth Kang and Tina Lin Holly Keimig Ursula Kennedy and Olutokunbo Smoak Alison Ketcham Se Jin Kim Sara and Mortrece King Sarajane and Richard King Andrew Konia and Amanda Wilson Jen and Dan Kuenzig Debbie and William Kueter Ashley Lapoint Susan Larson Tavis Laws Louis Lee and Yuling Yao Kennie Lee Miller Gill and Amar Singh Gill Crescenda and John Lewis Frances and James Liebertz Julio Lopez Martinez Kelly Luc Madeleine and John Ly Amanda MacIver Jessica Madden Emily Manes Flora Mansilla Medina Report of Giving 2019-2020 21


Friend Giving Young Alumni Circle Continued (Up to $299) Marty and Warren Mattox Michelle Mattox and Robert Wexler Matthew McCoart Diane and John McColl Desmond McGlone and Waleska Santiago McGlone Maxine McLeod Miller and Russ Miller Jacqueline and Servio Medina Cecilia Mejia Katie and Norman Miller Sam Mom Vineeta and Praveen Mooganur Silvia Moore Paul Nagel Thuy Nguyen Shea Nixon Michael Obar and Heather Sheedy Robert O'Brien Diana Ochoa Lindsey and Nathan Ohle Holly Pal Emily and Brett Palmer Gertrudis Parker Mariana Pavon Eternod Alyce Penn Elizabeth Penn Warren Penn Sarah Philip Stephanie Phillips 22 Congressional School

Kerry Ploetz Brenna Ponting Gladys and Robert Popovics Rebecca and Stephen Powers David Pryor and Stephanie Zosak Luke Pynchon Mar Ramirez and Chad Stevens Jacquelyn and Joseph Rausch Maryam Razimoghaddam Maura Rice Akina and Steven Richardson Stuart and Theresa Richter Betsy and Roy Riley Maria Rivas Castro Jordana Rochkind Maura and Michael Roll Joan Rook Jackie and Kevin Rose Penelope Ross Isabelle Rovinsky Linda and Jim Safran Rapeeporn and Daniel Schaub Annaliese Schultz Jayne and Steven Shedd Ali Sheibani and Rachel Vermillion Ann and James Sherman Steven Sherman Lisa and Christopher Smith Sarah Smythe Christine Sobol Horacio Sobol

Andrea Soppi Ngando Anthony Souphida Carole and Steven Sowar Ashley Spalletta Agnes Starfield Stephanie and Jeffrey Stein Barbara and John Tato Michael Tato Mary Beth and Jack Testa Heather Thompson Janet and David Turk Diane and Brian Turner Joan Vallance Whitacre and William Whitacre Charles Viator Allison and Paul Watson Karen and Michael Weinberger Susan Welty Jessica Wille Darlene and James Paul Williamson Natalie and Mark Williamson Leora and Floyd Willis, Sr. Thomas Woods, III Cameron Yassine Denise Yassine Yee Yee Breeanna Yi Judy and James Young Kelly and Michael Zito


"Malcolm X once said that 'Education is the passport to the future.' Being a part of my granddaughter’s educational journey is not only a joy but an opportunity to see her take steps into becoming a well-rounded citizen of this world. What better place for her to begin her journey but at Congressional School where, on a daily basis, she travels into a world of dynamic and enthusiastic learning. Therefore, giving to Congressional School is, in some small way, my chance to help light the path for her." - Vielka Asia Williams GP’31

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Faculty and Staff Giving Anonymous (2) Pam Barkley Mihail Belicev Lisa Bicksel Rachel Binsky Leah Boemerman Derek Bowley Heidi Brunner Kirsten Burke April Burnell Ru Buttner John Cavanaugh Mirtha Caycho Jennifer Cerna Laura Collins Tinelle Davies Laura Day Lizzie Doerr Alexis Eggleston Seher Emmez Farida Essar Deborah Everson Charity Francisco Michelle Fry Dessislava Gad

Mirella Gaines Gene Giammittorio Kathleen Giammittorio Amanda Gideon Rebecca Ginnetti Edwin Gordon Joy Gregorio Lisa Harkins Stephanie Hecker Gretchen Herbst Carlos Hernandez Margarita Hernandez Heidy Herrera Brent Hinrichs Evie Hinrichs Stefanie Hjalmervik Rosario Hodges Allyson Judge Holly Keimig Alison Ketcham Se Jin Kim Sara King Tavis Laws Julio Lopez Martinez Amanda MacIver

Jessica Madden Emily Manes Maithili Mankar Flora Mansilla Medina Matthew McCoart Desmond McGlone Cecilia Mejia Sam Mom Silvia Moore Thuy Nguyen Diana Ochoa Dan O'Neil Kim O'Neil Gertrudis Parker Mariana Pavon Eternod Alyce Penn Sarah Philip Stephanie Phillips Kerry Ploetz Brenna Ponting Chris Pryor Mar Ramirez Maryam Razimoghaddam Maura Rice Maria Rivas Castro

Jordana Rochkind Penelope Ross Isabelle Rovinsky Waleska Santiago McGlone Annaliese Schultz Jayne Shedd Ali Sheibani Lisa Singleton Sarah Smythe Andrea Soppi Ngando Anthony Souphida Ashley Spalletta Agnes Starfield Heather Thompson Janet Turk Allison Watson Andrea Weiss Susan Welty Jessica Wille Cameron Yassine Denise Yassine Breeanna Yi

"We continue to be amazed by the quality of the Congressional education, its culture of care and compassion, and dedication to its students. We so appreciate all the efforts the school made last spring to offer Congressional School Online and then to open on campus this fall while providing safe conditions for students and faculty. We are happy to be part of the Congressional family and ready to support it in any ways we can." - Vera Zolotarskaya and Alexey Orlov P’22 ‘26 Report of Giving 2019-2020

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Alumni Giving Anonymous (1) Mekonnen Asrat '85 William Barns '74 Phillip Brant '65 Linda (Ward) Byrd '68 Nelson Carr '05 Joshua Ciesar '16 William Ciesar, III '11 Eric Creely '12 Diana Forrest '01

Anna Giardina '17 Aaron Hjalmervik '22 Frances (Jullien) '64 and James Liebertz Paul Nagel '64 Robert O'Brien '97 Elizabeth Penn '14 Warren Penn '12 Stephanie Phillips '04 Rebecca and Stephen Powers '64

Luke Pynchon '22 Edy '86 and Sean Rameika GP '25 '27 Jackie '96 and Kevin Rose Steven Sherman '99 Carole and Steven Sowar '71 John Tato '99 Michael Tato '02 Thomas Woods, III '96

Alumni Parent Giving Anonymous (2) Dana Abrahamsen and Joan Moriarty Brian Amorosi and Siobhan Rausch Curtis Anderson and Margaret Cummisky Tina and Chris Barry Nazlin Bhimji and Mark Hermans Alexandra and John Braun Holly Cannon and Cindy Waddell Vicky and Nate Carmody Marie Cashman and Norbert Kolczynski Debra and William Ciesar, Jr. Lorraine and Raymond Creely Huiping Dong and Jennifer Zhuang Pamela and Harvey Ernest, Jr. Enrique Flores Curiel and Alba Hernandez 26 Congressional School

Suzy and Todd Friedman James and Linda Frye Claire and Michael Gallagher Cheryl and Thomas Hansen Anne and Herbert Harrell Elaine and Charles Haver Jacqueline Hoang and Quynh Tran Nicole and Felipe Iturralde Aisha Johnson Jitendra Joshi and Maithili Mankar Allyson and Timothy Judge Amy and Paul Kang Clara and John Kelly Wendy and Norman King, III Heather Kiriakou Kennie Lee Miller and Amar Singh Gill Crescenda and John Lewis Ji Lu and Devin Whelan

Diane and John McColl Cecilia Mejia Elizabeth and George Odoom Alyce Penn Gladys and Robert Popovics Dana Sherman and Carole Reynolds Paula and Michael Sherman Christine Sobol Horacio Sobol Barbara and John Tato Janet Turk Joan Vallance Whitacre and William Whitacre Regina and Michael Wagner Nancy and Kevin Walker Michael Ware and Dena Wiggins Karen and Michael Weinberger Amy and Conrad Windisch


Alumni Challenge A big thank you to a generous alumnus for providing the Return to School Dollar for Dollar Match. Every dollar contributed to The Congressional Fund in August 2020 was matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000.

Grandparent Giving Anonymous (2) Lisa Anton Tryone Asia and Vielka Asia Williams Jan and Thomas Bergen Jackie and Philip Bonafide Terry and Keith Bulgrin Jan and Alex Covington Diane DePalma and Boyce Nolan Farideh and Hossein Ebneyousef Patricia Erwin Sally Ferguson Jane Forman Kathleen and Steve Franz James Froeschle Susan and Shanti Gandhi

Jan and Tom Garrett Karen and David Hartman Larry Hood Andrea and Michael Hughes Audrey Jaworski Diane and Sheldon Kamins Ursula and Olutokunbo Kennedy Sarajane and Richard King Debbie and William Kueter Susan Larson Marty and Warren Mattox Katie and Norman Miller Jamie and Lance Mueller Valerie and Samuel Nemirow Samantha Nolan and Randall Speck

Edy and Sean Rameika Jacquelyn and Joseph Rausch Theresa and Stuart Richter Betsy and Roy Riley Joan Rook Linda and Jim Safran Ann and James Sherman Diane and Brian Turner Sharon and Terry Tutchings Darlene and Paul Williamson Leora and Floyd Willis, Sr. Yu Yee Yee Judy and James Young

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"We were new to Congressional in the 2019 school year. Our two sons transitioned so easily and immediately loved school, their teachers, and their new friends! We knew that we wanted to support and give back to the school. Then the pandemic happened and we could see that Congressional's needs were great—to retain faculty and staff, to support students whose financial situations were impacted, to pivot to delivering online learning, to put together a plan to be able to come back in 2020 - 2021 with on-campus and bimodal learning options. We see the value of our support for The Congressional Fund every day.

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Corporations, Foundations, and Matching Gifts Blackbaud FreddieMac Foundation FTI Consulting Gartner, Inc. Leading Path Consulting Microsoft Corporation MindPoint Group Northrop Grumman Foundation Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,Wharton and Garrison Charitable Gift Fund The Boeing Company Gift Matching Program The Edgar Lomax Company The Meltzer Group VISA

Restricted Gifts and Grants The Edgar Lomax Company William Barns Gretchen and William Devers

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CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL ONLINE On March 13, 2020, as a result of the pandemic and the Virginia Governor’s mandate to close schools, Congressional closed its campus for in-person learning. Five days later, we launched Congressional School Online, a robust virtual learning program supporting students’ continued academic advancement and social-emotional development. Congressional teachers quickly adapted lessons and activities for this new virtual environment and delivered meaningful lessons, providing structure to their students' school day with engaging activities both on and off the screen.

"Going on eight years and it has never been clearer to us how important it is to support and give than now during these COVID-19 times. From planning and communication to smooth transitioning and execution, Congressional School has navigated these perilous times admirably, allowing students to benefit in the best ways possible both virtually and in-person. Doubtless, the firm financial foundation based on our giving and contribution has enabled these accomplishments." - Jacqueline and Quynh Hoang P’18 ’21 30 Congressional School


Congressional School and COVID-19 Timeline March 18 Congressional School Online launched for all grades

December 2019 Leadership Team began discussions about potential threat of COVID-19

March 13 Campus closed for all grades

March 24 May Safety equipment installed throughout campus

COVID-19 Incident Response Teams are formed to ensure a safe reopening of school

June 1 June 12 Bimodal learning option announced for K-8 students

July 6 Congressional Camp opens both virtually and in-person

Early Childhood Program reopens in person

June 15 Congressional Summer Academy launches — virtual academic classes

August 7 September School reopens in-person for the 2020-2021 school year

Congressional School Together reopen plan shared

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Gala Committee Maxine McLeod Miller, Co-Chair Lindsey Ohle, Co-Chair Samantha Ahjua Lisa Allen Bridgitte Brooks Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Lorrraine Creely Kolby DeHart Deb Fabian Jen Howard Allyson Judge Amy Kang Heather Kiriakou Bruce MacNair Jessica MacNair Edy Rameika Helen Saks Christine Sobol Advancement Office Ru Buttner Lizzie Doerr Alyce Penn Chris Pryor

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Virtual Gala and Auction 2020 Our 80th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala and Auction took place virtually on May 16, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all proceeds went to the school's new Congressional Cares initiative to provide for the needs of the school and its families during these unprecidented times. Congressional Cares proceeds were directed toward three priorities. The Emergency Retention Fund worked to retain our current students. The Faculty and Technology Enhancement Fund focused on computer replacements for faculty and staff, enhancing student technology resources, and training faculty relating to remote teaching and learning. And the COVID-19 School Emergency Response Fund directed to unanticipated expenses related to COVID-19. Thank you for your generosity.

$284,290

$290,498 $273,945

$268,025

Revenue Generation Raise the Paddle - 42%

$251,631

Sponsorships - 27% Live Auction - 19%

2015-2016

2016-2017 2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Giving History (Gross Revenue)

Online Auction - 11% Underwriting and Gala Committee Donations - 1%

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Virtual Gala and Auction 2020 We appreciate the generosity shown at our annual Gala for Congressional Cares, which benefits our entire community.

Top Gala Supporters ($2,500+)

Rouba Alkadi and Michael Gilbert Amanda and Kevin Allexon Brian Amorosi and Siobhan Rausch Stacey Bach and Todd West Dan Backer Bridgitte Brooks Philip Budwick and Sandra Buteau CroppMetcalfe DNB Roofing EagleBank Laura and Michael Faino Frances and Jeffery Fisher Charitable Foundation Nicole and Nolan Guagenti & VAE Jenafer and Jeffrey Howard Emily Hughes Ilich and Mark Ilich Allyson and Timothy Judge Maxine McLeod Miller with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty The Meltzer Group Jamie and Lance Mueller Kristen and Jason Paral Pro Pave Inc The Pyne Family & Intercoastal Mortgage, LLC 34 Congressional School

Edy and Sean Rameika & Roxybird Luis Renta and Catherine Watts Caroline and Robert Schellhas Lisa and Colin Singleton The Edgar Lomax Company Marjorie and Jerry Whittaker

Raise the Paddle Contributors

Anonymous (2) Rouba Alkadi and Michael Gilbert Amanda and Kevin Allexon Alejandra and Jorge Almonte Brian Amorosi and Siobhan Rausch Curtis Anderson and Margaret Cummisky Stacey Bach and Todd West George Bagnall and Caroline Kane Brian Bailey and Michelle Wu-Bailey Virginia and Cory Barry Chaigk Basmatzian and Konstantina Chartopoulou Amy and Mihail Belicev Johanna Bell and Dar Gerscovich Karen Bell Nazlin Bhimji and Mark Hermans Jennifer and Michael Bonafide Derek Bowley and Tim Prestridge Bridgitte Brooks

Philip Budwick and Sandra Buteau Erin and David Covington Lorraine and Raymond Creely Eric Creely Tinelle and John Davies Alek Dlacic Timothy Dumais and Julie Sherman-Dumais Debra Fabian Laura and Michael Faino Freddie Mac Rebecca Ginnetti Amanda Girth and William Thompson Kristen and Jason Griest Nicole and Nolan Guagenti Stephanie and Carl Hecker Evie and Brent Hinrichs Barbara Howard Evangeline and Edward Howard Jenafer and Jeffrey Howard Emily Hughes Ilich and Mark Ilich JLL Allyson and Timothy Judge Amy and Paul Kang Holly Keimig Sara and Mortrece King Tavis Laws Lauren and Scott Lobel


The Budwick Family Challenge Thank you so much to the Budwick family (Sandra, Phil, and John ’20) for their challenge to the community: $35,000 for 89 gifts during Raise the Paddle!

Ji Lu and Devin Whelan Jason Ma and My Tran Jessica and Bruce MacNair Desmond McGlone and Waleska Santiago McGlone McGuireWoods LLP Jacqueline and Servio Medina Justin Miller Valerie and Samuel Nemirow Catherine and John Niles Michael Obar and Heather Sheedy Lindsey and Nathan Ohle Kim and Dan O'Neil Emily and Brett Palmer Kristen and Jason Paral Alyce Penn Sarah Philip Jarni Pina David Pryor and Stephanie Zosak Lauren and Chris Pryor Kathy and Marshall Quina Edy and Sean Rameika Luis Renta and Catherine Watts Caroline and Andrew Reynolds Maura Rice Akina and Steven Richardson Betsy and Roy Riley Joy and Jeffrey Rodgers Penelope Ross

Helen and Matthew Saks Kristen and Scott Salmon Deborah and Michael Sauri & TriVistaUSA Design + Build Carly and Mark Schacknies Caroline and Robert Schellhas Ali Sheibani and Rachel Vermillion Paula and Michael Sherman Lisa and Colin Singleton Stephanie and Michael Smereka Sarah Smythe Ashley Spalletta Barbara and John Tato John Tato Mary Beth and Jack Testa Geeta and Arestotle Thapa The Edgar Lomax Company Irene and Daniel Timm Janet Turk Cheryl and Bruce Vance Randall Watts Karen and Michael Weinberger Amy and Justin Wells-Morgan Darlene and James Paul Williamson Natalie and Mark Williamson Amy and Conrad Windisch Denise Yassine Claire and Michael Young

John '20, Sandra Buteau, and Phil Budwick

The Red Carpet Gala Underwriters

Anonymous (1) Rouba Alkadi and Michael Gilbert Curtis Anderson and Margaret Cummisky Nazlin Bhimji and Mark Hermans Hannah Dannenfelser Tinelle and John Davies Robert Dietz and Alka Gandhi Rachel and Michael Fleck Amanda Girth and William Thompson Jenafer and Jeffrey Howard Emily Hughes Ilich and Mark Ilich Amy and Paul Kang Lisa and Colin Singleton

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Virtual Gala and Auction 2020 Sponsors and Underwriters Lifetime Achievement ($15,000)

Best Picture ($10,000)

Best Screenplay ($5,000)

Best Score ($2,500)

Best Cinematography ($1,000)

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Best Director ($7,500)


SCHOOL UPDATES

Congressional School continues to invest in our 40-acre campus to ensure our faculty and students have optimal spaces for teaching and learning. Last year, we enhanced campus by completing the following projects. These enhancements were supported by generous gifts from the community through The Congressional Fund, the Gala, the Class Gift and restricted giving.

2019-2020 Updates (and more) Little School HVAC (Entire Building) Big School HVAC (Ground Floor) William Ross Building Conversion to Classrooms Devers Gym Roof Replacement Devers Gym Sound System Improvements Devers Gym Stage Curtains

"Our family’s yearly participation to the school’s fund is one of our top philanthropic priorities. Our contribution, added to those of hundreds of others, can have a large impact and cover areas of need, the program, faculty and facilities. It’s our family’s way to show that we strongly believe in the core values and mission that Congressional stands for in helping young learners become tomorrow’s leaders." - Chaigk Basmatzian and Konstantina Chartopoulou P’29

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Class of 2020 Legacy Gift Thank you to the families in the Class of 2020 for gifting stage curtains for the Devers Auditorium and Gymnasium and a snack cart to support future service learning fundraising initiatives. Amanda and Kevin Allexon Brian Amorosi and Siobhan Rausch Tracy and David Bloom Philip Budwick and Sandra Buteau Philomena Burke and Paul Najarian Congressional School Debra Fabian Laura and Michael Faino Charles Ferguson and Kellie Rose-Ferguson Joana Ferreira de Carvalho Nicole and Nolan Guagenti Evie and Brent Hinrichs Nikolay Jordanov and Preslava Kovatchevska Hilary and Scott Kamins Heather Kiriakou Errin and Jason Matechak Luci and Sean McEldowney Northrop Grumman Foundation Anna and Olabiyi Obisesan Emily and Brett Palmer Shahla Altaf and Abdul Quddoos Ana Rafik Kristen and Scott Salmon 42 Congressional School 38 Congressional School


High School and College Matriculations High Schools (Class of 2020) Bishop O'Connell High School Fairfax High School Flint Hill School George Mason High School Gonzaga College High School Justice High School Madeira School Maret School McLean High School National Cathedral School Yorktown High School Colleges (Class of 2016) Columbia University Elon University George Mason University James Madison University Lehigh University

Loyola University New Orleans New York University Northeastern University Old Dominion University The Pennsylvania State University Purdue University Rutgers University Syracuse University University of California, Berkeley University of Kentucky University of Queensland, Australia University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of Vermont Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wake Forest University

“I owe my success to what I learned at Congressional School at such an early age, and with that, I want to be a contributor to the school's vibrant and diverse community. I also believe that the values that the school instills are needed now more than ever.” – John Tato ‘99

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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.

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Ahmed Ali and Debbie Colglazier Stephanie Amoroso and Brian Octeau Monica Aquino-Thieman and Peter Thieman Pamela Arluk and Joseph Craugh Heather and Sean Atkins Stacey Bach and Todd West Maria Teresa Bermudez-Cisneros and Bayron Cisneros Elizabeth Bernhard-Miller and Terry Miller Artemis and Seth Berry Marcus Bleech and Mary Cunningham Paula Boggs and Peter Seitz Tara Bradshaw and Jason Newton Ancilla and Michael Brady John Braun and Alexandra Metzner Braun Clara and Kent Bridges Renee and Chris Brown Tiffany and Jay Bukzin Tim Bunting and Koy Miller Kathleen and Wade Cleland Judith Codding and Randy Papadopoulos Rachel and Thomas Connelly Jennifer and Thomas Coolidge Cathy and Bill Copley Eric Crusius and Emily Smith

Amalia and Ernesto DiVittorio Sara and Brent Dodd Rebecca and Ken Dodelin Erin Eckert and Brett Shoelson Ashley Engel and Thomas Reynolds Ashley and William Feden Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway Victoria Forlini and David Wilson Laura and Meyer Fuentes Dalton Fuqua and Erica Shein Daniel Gabbay and Elisabeth Hagen CC Gachet and Peter Ouellette Jennifer Gergen and Lyle Piper Amanda Girth and Drew Thompson Carlton Greene and Carolyn McKee Julie and Jon Hadley Katherine Hamilton and Jason Russo Dean and Tracy Hansotte Julia and Adam Hardinger Cathie Harmon and Ravindra Wijeratne Jennifer and Charley Hoppe Carrie and Ted Hunt Laura and Matt Johnson Andrew Keller and Anya McMurray Tomoko Kitazawa and Matt Reese Robert Kitterman and Gage Parr


Lisa and Daniel Knepper Tara and Jeff Kristick Arthur Lechtman and Pam Slipakoff Jodie and Jeff Lockhart Katia Ma and Aubrey Thornton Claire Maddox and Robert Ribble Douglas Mashkuri and Colleen O'Hara Martha and David Mathers Michael McCullough and Helen Yoon Shannon Mitchell and Marty Newhouse Gabriela Montell and Tom Wanat Tahina Montoya and Eduardo Vargas Jason Morgan and Qian Sheng Stephanie and Ed Morris Meredith Morrissette Sara and Arthur Mosley Kristen and David Neuman Anna and Olayinka Ogunsola Jennifer and Brett Olson Amy and Nicholas Ovuka Rajib Pal and Holly Yoshinari Lisa Richards Erin and Van Richardson Sabrina Rose-Smith and John Smith III Glenn and Hilary Scherrer Diane and Matt Schline Eylem and Ozge Senyuz Sara and Robert Shaw Alison Shearer and Eric Thomton Amy and Doug Smith Evan Smith and Gena Wright Ann Marie and John Terzaken Alicia Buchwalter and Chris Trimble Anna and Andrew Tush Amy and Justin Wells-Morgan Veronica and Roburt Yale Marcelle and Seth Yeager Report of Giving 2019-2020 41


Thank you for your support. Our Report of Giving recognizes the generosity of Congressional parents, alumni, faculty, staff, board members, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends who have joined together to invest in our school. Every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact every day at Congressional School.

Save the Date for Congressional Give Day: Thursday, November 19, 2020

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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 2019-2020, 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, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Report of Giving 2018-2019 47


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