Durham Academy 2020–2021 Impact Report

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Durham Academy 2020–2021








Photo by Kathy McPherson // Cover photo by Bob Karp

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Letter from the Board Chair and Head of School 2020–2021 Enrollment Profile 2020–2021 Financial Report Durham Academy Fund Areas of Impact Philanthropy Volunteers Parents Association Roll of Donors Giving Societies

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Giving Circles Alumni Giving by Class Gifts in Memory Corporation & Foundation Support DA Campus Transformation Update Capital, Endowment & Restricted Gifts Matching Gifts Congratulations, Durham Academy Class of 2021 Office of Philanthropy da.org/philanthropy  1


The purpose of a Durham Academy education is to prepare each student to live a moral, happy and productive life. The development of intellect is central to such a life and thus, intellectual endeavor and growth are the primary work of the school. The acquisition of knowledge; the development of skills, critical judgment and intellectual curiosity; and increased understanding are the goals of the school’s academic program.



Durham Academy’s 2020–2021 report recognizes all gifts received between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Donor names are listed at the appropriate threshold for their giving during this fiscal year. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inadvertent omissions or errors. We invite you to contact us with corrections or questions.

On behalf of our colleagues — the trustees, faculty and staff of Durham Academy —  we thank you for your commitment and dedication to our community throughout this challenging year. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it,” said Winston Churchill. Indeed, the pandemic has stretched our patience and our capacity — revealing resilience we may not have recognized, galvanizing our commitments to personal relationships and catalyzing innovations that are now propelling us in the most rousing comeback in our school’s 88-year history. Last year, we watched Cavaliers from all corners of our community rise to the challenge of COVID-19. We saw our Parents Association volunteers sustain the bonds of our community — even from a distance. Among their initiatives: a monthly series of loving surprises for our faculty and staff, including personalized thank-you cards, coffee and snacks, gratitude videos and new umbrellas for the carpool line. We welcomed more than two dozen alumni back to campus as coaches, teaching assistants and guest speakers. Through Instagram Live tours and Zoom happy hours, virtual book clubs and our first-ever Black Alumni Reunion, our Alumni Board found new ways to keep Cavaliers learning and connected. We marveled at our students as they faced the pandemic and a national racial reckoning with courage, creativity and commitment. “High school for us wasn’t just about getting that A, going to prom and cheering on athletic teams,” Emily Norry ’21 said in her commencement speech. “We had the unique opportunity to kick-start the rest of our lives. We haven’t waited for college or beyond to start being the people we are; our exposure to intense events in high

school has afforded us the space to grow as individuals and figure out what matters to us and what we want to stand for.”


Our teachers, coaches and summer camp counselors inspired us as they reimagined their classrooms, locker rooms and performance venues, revised their curricula and reinvented their roles. They prioritized the safety and wellness of our students, their learning and the progress they continued to make toward becoming their best selves. DA’s faculty and staff did what we once thought was impossible: “doing camp and school” safely on campus, from July to June, in the midst of a pandemic. And they did it with remarkable professionalism, creativity and care. This year’s Giving Day confirmed the vibrancy of the philanthropic spirit at DA. We crushed our goal, raising $375,062 from 1,148 donors — bolstering our operational budgets in a year full of unanticipated expenses for health and safety, staffing, technology and financial aid.

Caroline Rogers Chair of the Board of Trustees

Our continuing campus transformation has improved learning, teaching and gathering in ways we never would have predicted pre-pandemic. Who would have guessed that the K Family Outdoor Commons would host so many classes, concerts, lunches, advisories … and even commencement? Who would have predicted that the new Arts & World Languages Center would be the key to allowing all Middle School students to return to campus safely in the spring? Who would have thought that the state-of-the-art HVAC systems of our new STEM & Humanities Center would prove so essential for the Upper School? Whether through patient planning or agile improvisation, we will continue to face the realities of the world with optimism and purpose. We will not waver in our mission to prepare students for moral, happy, productive lives. Your support lifts our spirits and fuels our work.

Michael Ulku-Steiner Head of School

Photo by Greg Murray da.org/philanthropy  3



New Students

$4,518,114 Financial Aid Awarded


Total Enrollment

Re-Enrolled for 2021–2022










$221,865 COVID-19-Related Financial Aid Awarded


Admit Rate

40% Students of Color

$16,972 Average Financial Aid Award

DURHAM 60% CHAPEL HILL 27% OTHER 13% Geographic Diversity

2020–2021 FINANCIAL REPORT $5,148,306

INVESTMENTS We support our students and families by attracting and retaining exceptional faculty, creating a socioeconomically diverse community,


Summary of Giving

and providing opportunities that promote growth in the classroom.

Total Endowment



$23,209,956 Salaries & Benefits

JULY 1, 2020–JUNE 30, 2021 66%


Current Parents



New Parents

Faculty & Staff

Parents of Alumni


Capital Projects


Endowment Funds


Tuition and Fees 89.43% Auxiliary Services 5.5% Durham Academy Fund 3.5% Endowment Income 0.6% Other Income 0.97%






Instructional, Technology & Athletics



Restricted Funds


Financial Aid




Durham Academy Fund






$4.46M $3.53M






$1.28M $338K



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DURHAM ACADEMY FUND The Durham Academy Fund ensures students an unparalleled experience in academics, athletics, arts and all areas of pursuit. Student-teacher relationships are at the heart of the school, and the DA Fund fuels every facet of the DA experience for every student and every faculty and staff member, every day.

$1,288,757 Raised

“ I give to DA so other students can benefit as I did. I would not have discovered some of my dearest passions, nor would I have made it through medical school, without the education, skills and life lessons I gained from my DA teachers and coaches. I owe them more than they will ever know.” — Marissa Kuo ’12 6  DURHAM ACADEMY




Average Gift

While tuition plays a significant role in supporting the school, it does not cover the full cost of a DA education. Our tuition gap for the 2020–2021 academic year was $2,274 per student. In order to sustain, innovate and improve, we rely on annual philanthropic support from donors like you.

DA FUND PARTICIPATION 21 Trustees 100% 500 Current Parents 59% 129 Faculty and Staff 54% 49 New Parents 52% 178 Parents of Alumni 21% 117 Grandparents 19% 417 Alumni 14%

Participation percentages are based on the number of donors solicited.

AREAS OF IMPACT When you support the DA Fund, you invest in the school’s top priorities, making an immediate impact on the areas of greatest need. The DA Fund bolsters the school’s operating budget, which is allocated annually by the Board of Trustees. You may choose, however, to direct your contribution to an area of impact within the DA Fund with particular meaning to you. Area of Greatest Need: • Budgetary support secures DA’s financial health. • Allows flexibility to respond nimbly when challenges or opportunities arise. STEM:

Arts & Humanities:

• Gifts support the pursuit of knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. • Focus on real-world relevance equips students for an ever-changing world.

• Gifts support student discovery of new talents and passions. • Subjects include visual and performing arts, languages, literature and history.

Financial Aid:


• Gifts support the enrollment and retention of a talented, motivated and diverse student population. • Need-based aid puts the DA experience within reach of all families.

• Gifts support athletic excellence, coaches and training, equipment and supplies. • Creates student opportunities for physical challenge and personal growth.

DA Fund

Faculty Support & Development:

Diversity, Equity & Engagement:

• Gifts support faculty as they engage in lifelong learning. • Professional development inspires real-world teaching and learning experiences.

• Gifts support inclusion, equity and education efforts for the DA community. • Provides library and curriculum resources, cultural competency training, events and education.

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operations. The board utilizes its committees

Caroline Rogers, Chair

and performance of the school and to make

Garrett Putman ’94, Vice Chair Edwin Poston, Treasurer Kavita Nayar, Secretary

to study and assess the needs, activities

Seth Jernigan ’96

Caroline Rogers

Xandy Peete Jones ’78

Ann Smith

Torsie Judkins ’91

Neal Triplett

Kyle Sloate Kirkland ’06

Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School

Josh Klein ’18

Laura Horton Virkler ’91

Adam Lang ’98

Lauren Whitehurst

Nick Livengood ’08 Helen Morgan ’15

recommendations when planning, developing

Brendan Moylan ’85

and establishing policy.


Beth Anderson, Ex officio, Hill Learning Center Executive Director

Edwin Poston

Zankhna Parekh, Chair

Kyle Mumma ’09 Emily Oliver ’80 David Peters ’13 Tatum Pottenger ’10

Roger Brooks ’80


Paul Casey ’87

Jimbo Huckabee ’91, Chair

Teresa Engebretsen

Stephen Bayer

Katye Proctor Freelon ’03

Ashley Horton Freedman ’97

Molly Kane Frommer ’01

Hobson Hogan

Anna Hunter

Monica Jenkins

Sterling Mah Ingui ’97

Nina King

Selena Keegan

Amanda Lacoff

Kara Kooken

Delores Moore

Laci McDonald

Frank Morgan

Delores Moore

Kavita Nayar

Jill Moore

Zankhna Parekh

Monica Newkirk


Karen Rabenau

Rasna Prakash

Sterling Mah Ingui ’97, President

Kelly Robinson

Jennifer Riley

Lee Patterson ’00, Vice President

Caroline Rogers

Jessica Crowe Whilden ’00

Margaret Anderson ’09

Lee Barnes ’86 Ravi Bellamkonda

Hobson Hogan Jimbo Huckabee ’91 Sterling Mah Ingui ’97, Ex officio, Alumni Board President Monica Jenkins Selena Keegan Nina King Chuck Lovelace Fiona Lundblad, Ex officio, Parents Association President Karen Rabenau Ann Smith Michael Ulku-Steiner, Ex officio, Head of School Laura Horton Virkler ’91 Lauren Whitehurst Members of the Durham Academy Board of

begins with the fiduciary expectations of duty (due diligence on financials), care (executing decisions by prudent standards) and obedience (to laws and bylaws). Beyond these duties, trustees focus on policies and strategies that are future-focused, working in partnership with the head of school, who oversees daily


Susan Knott Easterling ’00

Kylie Reeves ’10 Louise Few Rollins ’82 Steed Rollins ’78 Caroline Paul Stutts ’04 Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01 Brian Vick ’90 Kirsten Vollmer ’87 Jessica Crowe Whilden ’00 Khari Williams ’14

Millie Long Barritt ’94

Mike Sholtz

Kent Cheesborough ’05

Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School

hold in trust its mission and reputation. As and advance the institution. Their work

Sheri-lyn Carrow

Culver Scales

Trustees serve as stewards of the school who such, trustees accept the obligation to preserve

Dori Bayer



Millie Long Barritt ’94

Karen Rabenau, Chair

Katye Proctor Freelon ’03

Roger Brooks ’80

Ryan Frost ’93

Paul Casey ’87

Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07

Jimbo Huckabee ’91

Sammy Hobgood ’12

Brendan Moylan ’85

Sterling Mah Ingui ’97

Davis Beischer ’20 Neal Ellis ’88

Katye Proctor Freelon ’03 Joia Freeman ’14 Brad Hardy ’98 Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07 Torsie Judkins ’91 Rob Kirkland ’07 Adam Lang ’98 David Peters ’13 Steed Rollins ’78 Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01 Brian Vick ’90 Kirsten Vollmer ’87

PARENTS ASSOCIATION The pandemic provided Durham Academy’s Parents Association the opportunity to redefine our role as community builders, working toward a united goal of supporting students and teachers. Through the dedication, creativity and hard work of our volunteer parents, Parents Association exceeded the three objectives put in place for the 2020–2021 academic year: 1. Community Engagement: Provide opportunities to unite the DA community by reimagining traditional events and creating new opportunities to come together. 2. Diversity, Equity and Engagement: Educate Parents Association volunteers and continue a journey of creating a more inclusive council while supporting the work of the DA Diversity, Equity and Engagement team. 3. Faculty and Staff Support: Show appreciation and provide support to those who play an invaluable role in the lives of our children. We are eager to continue these efforts next year.

2020–2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Fiona Lundblad, President Leora Fields, President-Elect Elizabeth Albright, Secretary Delores Moore, Treasurer

Follow DA Parents Association on Instagram @da_parents or at www.da.org/parents.

“ Volunteering and giving back on Giving Day is a way for me and my family to express our gratitude for the opportunities and the endless support that have brought our child to where she is today. Just like any goal, giving back is a habit that we have nurtured within our family over time. Throughout our service at DA, we have been blessed to witness the joy and impact Giving Day has made to enrich the lives of those within our community!” — Monica and Eric Newkirk, parents of Kyla Newkirk ’24 da.org/philanthropy  9

ROLL OF DONORS All gifts to Durham Academy help advance our mission to provide students an education that prepares them to lead moral, happy and productive lives. We gratefully recognize members of the Cavalier community who supported DA philanthropically between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Donors in bold supported the Durham Academy Fund with all or a portion of their gift.


Edwin and Harriet Poston

Anonymous (3)

Paul and Lee Schmidt

Lee Barnes ’86 and Christy Barnes Earl and Margaret Chesson Charitable Endowment Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Andy Crawford ’97 and Mimi Crawford David Dowdy and Lindsey Keegan Duke University Medical Center Michelle Ekanayake-Lin F. M. Kirby Foundation Fox Family Foundation Andy Freedman and Ashley Horton Freedman ’97 Randy and Debra Gelber Russ and Pam Goin David Harpole and Karen Rabenau Hobson Hogan and Fancy Lacefield Hogan ’96 Trig and Alice Horton Bob and Lynn Keegan Geoff and Selena Keegan Dave and Cynthia King Shu Lin John and Kathleen Linger Brendan Moylan ’85 and Cindy Moylan Chris and Judi Ng Cashin Tom and Melissa Pfeil Photo by Kathy McPherson

Arthur and Caroline Rogers Chris* and Ann Smith Chenjian Sun and YanQing Teng Neal and Karen Triplett Drayton Virkler and Laura Horton

Chuck and Karen Lovelace

Ian McKelvie and Hanna Tieu

Craig and Mai Lowe

Jeff and Lauren Miller

Selene and Zankhna Parekh

Suhail Mithani and Betty Tong

Brian Polzak and Jacquie LauChial

Justin and Hadley Nixon

Ashish and Rasna Prakash

Russ and Robyn Owens

Alex and Karen Sapir

Amit and Kinnary Patel

Tom and Janet Savage

Chet and Asha Patel

Chuck and Culver Scales

John and Sarah Pfeister

Jeff Tillman and Janis Bergman Tillman ’84

Bryson and Lauren Powell

Michael Tomasello and Margarita Svetlova

Dee and Jennifer Riley

Kevin and Jennifer Trapani

Joe and April Salama

David and Lois Tsui

Richard Shannon and Brandy Patterson

Michael and Beril Ulku-Steiner

Peter Slomianyj and Jane Chen

Nick and Lindsey Viens

Ryan Steele ’05

Bob and Anna Whalen

Buck Taylor

Jeff and Kathryn Wolf

Matt Webbink ’95 and Summer Lowe


Jeff Wilcox and Leslie Marx

Anonymous (4) Deb Claypoole Anderson ’80 Jamie and Caylan Ashworth Scott and Heather Baker

Webbink ’95 Peter Yao and Evelyn Hu Ed Zobrist and Cindy Zielinski Robert and Janet Zucker

Stephen and Dori Bayer


David Beischer ’85 and Michelle Beischer

Anonymous (4)


Andy and Meg Bronneck

Matt Adler and Julia Rudolph

Brian and Erica Caveney

Kiran Anna and Archana Rao

Anonymous (2)

Ray and Evelyn Crowley

Anil and Stacey Asnani

Sanjay and Missy Daluvoy

Rodney and Mala Bailey

Daniel and Jenny Eller

Clayton and Kaija Beard

John and Ginny Fogg

Ravi Bellamkonda and Lalita Kaligotla

Ben Gildin and Vickie Segar

Deb and Amrita Bhowmick

David Goldstein and Kavita Nayar

Zach and Danielle Bishop

Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee ’86

Kyle Black and Heath Aldridge

Doug and Kathy Hodges

Rob Bressler ’03 and Leah Bressler

Patrick Hranitzky and Svati Shah

Barbara Brown

Marianne Green

Chris and Anna Hunter

Paul and Leslie Brown

Joel Hornstein and Emily

Justin Hunter and Lenora Midyette

Jason and Meredith Butler

Paul Ingui and Sterling Mah Ingui ’97

Mark and Allison Chandler

Charles Kim and Gina Lee

Matt and Anne Costello

Jimbo Huckabee ’91 and Emmy Huckabee

Guoqing Li and Tian Tian

Matt Dedmon and Michelle Morgan

Roger Jeffs ’79 and Lisa Jeffs

Bruce and Laura Linger

Jack and Nickie Donovan

Lori Lowe

Jon Duensing and Pauline An Duensing

Virkler ’91 Charlie Wilson ’89 and Fran Wilson

Mark Anderson ’81 and Mary Eileen Anderson Tom Beischer ’87 and Lily So Beischer Brenda Brodie Paul Casey ’87 and Sarah Casey Bo and Tara Clayton Scott and Kelly Freishtat Paul and Meredith Friga

Putnam-Hornstein Ward Horton ’94 and Alexa Horton

Tom and Rachel Jeter Tom Kenan ’55

Brad and Michelle McKee Continued da.org/philanthropy  11

Eric and Jill Smith

Jack Carlin

Bret and Julie Jennings

Ed and Carol Smithwick

Robert and Jennifer Christian

Jason Kehrl ’00

Chris Spatola and Jamie Krzyzewski

Jamie and Robyn Claar

Mark Keil and Judy Fridovich-Keil ’79

Mary Cole

Jimmy Kim and JooRi Park

Jon Stone ’85 and Julie Stone

Gordon Crovitz ’76 and Minky Worden

Jungsang Kim and Soyeon Nam

Kevin Sun and Annie Xu

David and Karen Cutcliffe

Mike and Angie Kincade

Andrew Wang and Tian Zhang

Emily Cutcliffe ’18

Kirk and Leslie Kirkland

Watson W. Wise Foundation

Jim and Sue Datin

Paul and Megan Klenk

Steve Goldin and Debby Bussel

David Webb and Molly Shaw ’98

Susie Davidson

Michael Kraskin and JoAnna McFadden

Dave Guyer and Andrea Eckhart

Mark and Karen Webbink

Larry DeGraaf and Kelly Robinson

Ryan and Sarah Lamb

Robert Hallyburton ’82 and

John Whaley and Morgan Edwards

Thai Doan and Joannellyn Chiu

Lex and Kathy Larson

Jay and Laura Doss

Kendrick and Chingyi Lee

Bill Easterling and Susan Knott Easterling ’00 Tamre and Heather Edwards Gail Fearing Pierce Freelon and Katye Proctor Freelon ’03 Scott Frommer and Molly Kane Frommer ’01

Beth Hallyburton

Spatola ’00

Whaley ’97

Matt and Tiffany Hilton

Carlyle White ’65 and Debbie White

Betty Doyle

Howie Levinson and Melanie Hatz Levinson

Ross and Marisa Houser

Jamie White ’88 and Sheri White

Eddie and Jo Allison Smith

Jianfeng Lu and Jichun Xie

Barbara Hulka

Arlon Wilber and Alexa Powell

Joel Kades and Jenn Hult-Kades

Jim and Lauren Willis

Scott and Lyn Edwards

Evan and Emily McCormick

Rick and Nina King

Soren and Alison Windram

Anthony and Ashini Fernando

Michael and Carolyn Meredith

Shirley Few

Mark Miller and Sarah O'Keefe

Howard and Kay Filston

Richard and Helen Moon

Mark Fossum and Brittany Zwischenberger

Frank and Sara Morgan

Weston and Dana Fox

AJ Motsinger and Sarah Graham

Edward and Pattie Kushner Joel Lipsitch and Abbie Melnick Tian Liu and Wendy Wang Steve Loehr ’84 and Laura Loehr Dan and Laura Magid Bill and Kelly Marchese Jonathan and Chris Mark Steve and Liz McClelland Graham and Kim McWhorter Avery and Mimi Miles Timothy Mooney Eric and Delores Moore Mark and Vivian Morris Ward Nye ’81 and Laura Nye Gregg and Cindy Pacchiana Rakesh Patel and Tricia DePue Mike Pelletier and Eric Poon Jay and Kay Peters Ed Powell John and Joanie Preyer David Ravin ’89 and Mandy Turvey Ravin ’89 Jon and Delores Roeder Kurt and Jennifer Schmidt David and Sarah Schulz Mark and Amy Scurria Mike and Beth Sholtz


$1,000–$2,499 Anonymous (9) Pankaj and Shruti Agarwal Gautham and Diti Aggarwal Mack and Elizabeth Aldridge Bruce and Paula Alexander Robert Allen ’00 Simon and Julie Allen Michael Alvarez and Natalie Sutton Alvarez ’07 Ed and Beth Anderson Dan and Sumi Ariely Javi Armenteros and Michelle Sutton Armenteros ’07 Owen Astrachan and Laura Heyneman ’81 Brett and Amber Atwater Stephen Barringer ’81 Habib and Kathy Bassil Phil Breitfeld and Sue Kreissman Ed Broughton and Rabia Ali Tom and Eileen Brundage Charles and Becky Buckley Craig Burnside and Kari Winter Huabin Cao and Rong Guo Neal Cariello and Adriana Oller

Family Foundation

Harvey and Brenda Freishtat Jim Furgurson and Lynn Fitch Furgurson ’01

Chip McCorkle ’05 and Allison McCorkle

Motsinger ’00 Dick and Jackie Needle Mike and Claire Nelson

John and Shirley Gaither

Ron Norris and Kandance Weems Norris

Arnold and Zhang Gao

Ken McNish and Rosemary Nye McNish ’93

Mike Giarla and Ellen Michelson

Bucky and Wendi Oliver

Josh and Kate Hammer

Tom and Susan Owens

Elizabeth Haney ’97

Vamsee and Vani Pamula

Stillman and Lara Hanson

Luis Pastor and Ana Valverde Vidal

Matt Hartwig and Laurie Snyder

Yogin Patel and Deepti Gupta

David and Elizabeth Hays

Chris Perkins and Diane Haldane

Adrian Hernandez and Tracy DeWald

David Peters ’13

Rob and Kathy Hershey

Tony Sciandra and Kathryn Peters

Todd and Erica Hill

Sciandra ’09

Timothy Hillhouse and Clare Murray

Bruce Peyser and Cynthia Shortell

Jamie Hoberg and Rumey Ishizawar

Joe Piscitello ’02 and Amy Bryson

Matt and Eda Holl

Sean Planchard and Becki Feinglos

Jason Howell and Meredith White Howell ’97

Planchard ’07 Rich and Marilyn Preyer

Aatif and Sarwat Husain

Tim and Karen Proctor

Michael Hutchings ’06

Renee Rand

Zoe Ingalls

Richard and Debbie Rand

Malcolm Isley ’81 and Milly Isley

Lauren Rivers and Janelle Hoskins

William Robb and Sybil Rockwell Robb ’87

Julian Adler ’19

Nan Schiebel

Araba Afenyi-Annan

Jacob and Vanessa Schroder

Ben and Kim Aitken

Bill and Amie Schwartz

Andy Albright and Elizabeth Schiebel

Joe and Lisa Shanahan

Albright ’88

Daniel Shumate and Jenn Rymer

Sky Alibhai and Zoe Jewell

Lanty and Margaret Smith

Nancy Allen

Larry Snyder

Zac Allison ’08

Chandler Spaulding ’87

Andrew and Mercedes Almodóvar

Ryan and Nicole Steck

Brian and Alexina Alonso

Julie Sullivan

Jonathan Ambler and Lindsay Speir

Drew Sutton ’06 and Fran Sutton

Ambler ’02

Grant Sutton ’11

Banks and Nancy Anderson

Kent Sutton ’14

Jim and Laura Anderson

Robert and Stacy Swinney

Lily Anderson ’15

Brad and Rachel Taicher

Margaret Anderson ’09

Ray Tan and Diana Hsu

Shirley Anglin

Brandon and Diem Tom

Emmy Anlyan ’04

Allen and Kate Torrey

Greg Archer and Alivia Sholtz Archer ’00

Cab Townsend ’87 and Fran Townsend

Zhenya Arutyunyan ’96

Mike and Sarah Upchurch

Bob and Alison* Ashton

Gregory and Diane Walker

Peter and Louise Ashworth

Jeff Wang and Cindy Zhu

David and Claudia Attarian

Eric and Gerty Ward

Earl Hammer

Dick Washburne

Ken and Andi Auman

Dan and Stephanie Wechsler

Brooke Aurentz ’20

Jim and Lauren Whitehurst

Vince and Stephanie Aurentz

Dirk and Marlo Wilcox

Jonathan Avery ’86 and Kirsten Avery

Alton Williams and Bryan Batch

Richard Bailey ’02 and Brienne

Carmen Williams and Ann Miller

Letourneau ’03

Bob and Marcia Wines

Al and Lynn Baker

Brad Woloson and Crickett Johnston

Bill and Sheila Baker

Woloson ’89

Jordan Baker ’12

Bill and Kelly Wood

Jim and Martha Baker

Andrew Wooden ’05

Randy and Becky Baker

Jaepil Yoon and Kyungwon Shin

Burton Balfour and Claire Sanders ’79

Rachel Zeng

Ed and Betty Bannat

Hui Zhang and Lily Zhao

Kelcey and Ellen Barber

Pei Zhou and Jia You

Mary Chesson Barnard ’03

GIFTS UP TO $999 Anonymous (130) Muhammad Abdelbarr and Mai ElMallah

Willetha Barnette Sid Barritt and Millie Long Barritt ’94 Lakin Barry ’16 Maria Marinos Barton ’96 Tim and Christy Barus Continued

“ We believe a top-quality education, enabling each of us to find our individual callings and achieve our full potential in life, should be accessible to everyone, not a privileged few. We hope our support helps make this a reality for a handful of students, and inspires others to support our shared vision and optimism for the future.” —Rhonda and John Adams, parents of Brooke Adams '21 and Jessica Adams da.org/philanthropy  13

Steffen and Almasa Bass Bob and Blanche Bast

Bill Brenner ’77 and Pam Brenner

Forrest and Sarah Beck

Ed Bridgeford and Jennifer Brennan

Armando and Jennifer Bedoya

Bryson Brodie ’96

Davis Beischer ’20

Cameron Brodie ’90

Robert Benjamin and Rachel Tesser

Tyler Brodie ’92

Jerry and Anne Benson

Christina Bronec ’06

Dan and Lily Berlin

Martin Brooke and Nan Jokerst

Bill Bernard ’85

Jared Brooslin and Wendy Stiles Betsy Brown

Tim and Tatiana Bidgood

Tommy and Vicki Brundage

Jeff and Cooper Biersach

Maggie Bryant

Richard Bilsborrow and Helen Koo

John Bugg ’62 and Sally Bugg

Sean Bilsborrow ’94 and Audrey Bilsborrow

Weldon and Jennifer Bullock

Rick Birgel ’82

Jeff Burch and Brent Wolfe

Kyle Black ’03

Aidan Burdick ’14

Robert Ian Blakely and Suzanne Perreault

Claire Burdick ’15

Andrew and Danielle Blass Aaron Block and Nicki Ginsberg Block ’98

Lily Burdick ’15 Michael Burdick and Sarah Warner Burdick ’84

Eric Block and Begum Tolgay

Laurel Burkbauer ’09

Anthony Blout and Imani Hamilton ’06

James and Phyllis Burkhard

Caroline Bodager ’10

Robby Burroughs ’07 and Katie Burroughs

James and Christina Bohanek

Jordan and Teri Burrus

Armando Boniche and Kathryn Boys

Ryan and Lindsay Burton

Nick Lowther and Bonnie Boone ’82

Ryan and Chrissie Bushey

Kofi Boone

Bryan and Kirsten Bushick

Wessam Borai and Shauntae Gause

Ann Bussel

Connie Bossen

Chris and Melody Butts

Ken Bowers ’85

Blake Byerly ’19

Tony Bowes and Shayla Randolph-Bowes

Cameron Byerly ’15

Jeff and Amanda Boyd

Ingrid Byerly

Hope Boykin ’90

Christopher Cameron and Nicole Guinn

Eric and Kathy Bradford

Caroline Camitta ’19

Brendan Bradley ’01

Christopher Camitta ’16

Don Bradley and Kathy Andolsek

Mike and Debbie Camitta

Kendall Bradley ’07

Celeste Cantrell

Nick Bradley ’05

Nash Carey-Ewend ’14

Chris and Carla Brady

John Carpenter and Catherine Ward ’99

David and Timiny Braemer

Kelly Carpenter and Lyn Parkerson

Bryan and Danielle Brander


Brooslin ’00

Tina Anderson Bessias ’77

Blakely ’95

— James Cleary, Director of Security

Breitling ’89

Alex Bayer ’20

Fernando and Maria Cassinelli Bernstein

“ I give back to Durham Academy because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission of a moral, happy and productive life. This truly creates a family environment where everybody in the DA community is there for each other, and I appreciate being a part of it.”

Brad Breitling and Shea Maynard

Andrew Brasseaux and Christine Suggs Brasseaux ’05

Carpenter ’81 Si Carpenter ’08 Braxton Carr ’12 and Annie Giarla Carr ’12

David Carr ’78 and Denise Carr

Charles Collie ’80 and Betsy Collie

Rajeev Dharmapurikar and Sangeeta Joshi

Steve and Teresa Engebretsen

David Carroll and Sally Coonrad Carroll ’78

Kevin and Susan Concannon

Brian Dibbert ’01

Tom and Tara Eppinger

Hill and Sheri-lyn Carrow

Douglas and Ann Congdon

Doug and Debbie Dibbert

Carolle Epstein

Bethany Walters Cashman ’05

Vince and Erica Contreras

Michael Dibbert ’99 and Carolyn Dibbert

Nick Epstein ’19

Patrick Casseday ’85 and Marieanne Casseday

Joe Cooley and Mary Cooley ’96

Douglas Dicconson ’91 and

Bruno Estigarribia and Ellen McLarney

Natalia Castillo ’81

Thomas and Beth Cornwall

Gordon Caudle and Sophia Dorton Caudle ’88

Anna Bland Costello ’07

Jason Ding and Chloe Ju

Rob Everett ’86 and Elizabeth Everett

Erika Streck Cerwin ’98

Brendan Cox ’97

Jake and Amanda Dolan

Kevin Everson and Catherine Clark

Ben Chambers ’05

Sidney and Ruth Cox

Mike Dolan ’99

Cam Chambers ’07

Tim Cox ’96 and Emily Soper ’96

Leo Dombrovski ’20

Guido and Lisa Ferrari

Will and Jamie Chambliss

Billy Coxhead ’82 and Lori Coxhead

Frank and Pat Dominguez

Billy Fischer ’94 and Leah Fischer

Dave and Judy Chandler

Shea and Amy Craig

Patti Donnelly

Rick and Laura Fisher

Heather Chandler ’01

Lawrence Craige ’85

Bob and Susan Douglas

Gib and Carrie Fitzpatrick

Ronnie Chatterji and Neely Shah

Bill and Narda Croughwell

Darcy Downing

Chris Flanagan and Anna Smalley

Bonnie Rhoads Cheek ’69

Timm and Becca Crowder

Jeff Doyle and Melissa Ellis

John Cheek ’96 and

Richard and Carol Crowe

Craig Drake and Amelia Fischer Drake ’73

Pete Flora ’85 Bryan Flowers ’92 and Katie

Kimberly Dicconson

Jonathan Evans ’94 and Sally Evans

Everson ’02

Flanagan ’83

Steve and Anna Lisa Crowley

David Drake

Lihong Chen and Lei Zhu

Gary and Megan Crunkleton

David and Roberta Drewry

Suthipan Chevy

Dennis Cullen and Sue Coonrad Cullen ’72

Michael and Huyen-Chau Dunn

Dick Forringer

Matt Chilausky and Meredith Williams

Kevin Cullen ’03 and Holly Becker Cullen

Kim Durack ’92 and Hope Williams ’92

Fabrice Fortin and Alycia Levy Fortin ’94

Rachel and Jonathon Cummings

Jeff and Suzanne Dvergsten

Guy Foulks ’90 and Deb Hahn Foulks

Ashutosh Chilkoti and Laura Casa

Jay Cunningham and Rhonda Cohen

Matthew Earp ’97

Grant Fowler ’08 and Pier Bynum

Billy Chow and Penny Oslund

Sam Cunningham ’04

Elizabeth Eason ’13

Kent and Mary Christison

Sean Curry ’96

Chris Eaton and Ellen Teer Eaton ’89

Tom and Susan Francis

Jennifer Christman

Barry Curtis and Jeanmarie Eaves Curtis ’73

Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80

Bob and Charlotte Frans

Kent Cinquegrana

Kenneth and De Cutshaw

Bill and Gladys Edwards

Lenae’ Frazier ’09

Tom Clapham and Liz Larson Clapham ’99

Tim and Bobbie Dahlgren

William and Anna Edwards

Joia Freeman ’14

Larry and Phyllis Clark

Matthew Dalva and Traci Baird

Greg Ehle ’88

Tzvi Freidman and Brittney Hayes

Anthony Clay

Mary D'Amico ’11

Paula Ehrlich

James Cleary

Samit Dasgupta and Smriti Rana

Tasha Cherry Eichelberger

Lara Freishtat

Gregory Clary and Caitlin Cleaver ’10

Stephen Dauchert ’03

Tyler Elkins-Williams ’00 and Priti

Alex and Sandra French

Larry and Kathy Cleaver

Carolyn Eaves Davidson ’70

Loren Clemens ’96

Haley Pendergrass-Cheek

Chilausky ’00

Barton Flowers ’91

Fowler ’08

Friedman ’02


Robert and Laura French

Harry and Wendy Davidson

Joe and Landy Elliott

Alan and Sandy Frommer

Anne Clement

Thomas Davidson ’08

Bret Ellis ’92 and Blake Teer Ellis ’94

Ryan Frost ’93

Jason and Kelly Cloninger

Bradley Dawson and Katie McClay

Emma Ellis ’18

Brian Frye and Mela Kirkpatrick Frye ’00

Matt Ellis and Sheila Lee

John and Julie Futrell

Blake Radcliffe and Constanza de Radcliffe

Matt Ellis and Whitney Shenkman Ellis ’98

Jonathan and Ebonee Gabbidon

Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry

Neal Ellis ’88 and Jaime Ellis

Martin and Nicci Gafinowitz

Julian Cochran

Julius Degesys ’01

Susan Ellis

LaQuesa Gaillard ’06

Kate Keese Ross ’86

Mykas Degesys ’03

Mark Emerick and Anjani Chandra ’81

Natalie Gallo ’09

Elijah Cocks ’93

Vytas Degesys ’07

Jon Enberg ’98

Tao Gao and Maria Wang

Adiel Cohen and Michelle Ferguson-Cohen

Chirag and Shefali Desai

Marge Enberg

Jennifer Garci

Chris Cole ’86 and Alison Cole

Hem and Niyati Desai

Stephen Endy ’93

Matt Smith and Jazmin Garcia Smith

Scott Collie ’85 and Amy Collie

Mehul and Kruti Desai

Jake Engebretsen ’06

Erik and Jennifer Garr

Nicholas and Katherine Cloninger Mike Cocchiaro and Rachel Croughwell Cocchiaro ’02

Dawson ’97

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Django Haskins and Lauren Garrett

Jeff Hamill ’77 and Susan Hamill

Brock Hilpert ’97 and Maddie Hilpert

Eric Johnson and Megan Filston Johnson ’89

Gemina Gates

Chris and Caroline Hamilton

Forrest and Ashley Hinton

Erica Teagarden Johnstone ’97

Rong Ge

William Hamlin and Jane Stewart

Sammy Hobgood ’12

Adam and Susan Jones

John Hodgin

James Jones and Mary Trent Jones ’58

Glenn Gentry ’77

Hamlin ’94

Tim and Lori Gershon

Clay and Margaret Hamner

H. Hoell ’12

Jeff Jones ’07

Matt Gialanella and Anne Lacy

Peter and Janet Hampton

Luke and Abby Hoffman

Margaret Jones ’99

Frank Hanenberger and Melissa Brodie

Scott and Julie Hollenbeck

Seth Jones and Caroline Stubbs Jones ’06

Gary Hollingsworth and Charlotte Mason

Jeff Jones and Xandy Peete Jones ’78

Jim Holtzclaw and Sherry Bartholomew

Torsie Judkins ’91 and Bria Judkins

Gialanella ’01 Ryan Gibbs and Sarah Bardinelli Gibbs ’98

Hanenberger ’88

Katie Giduz ’09

Jack Haney ’95 and Christina Barkauskas

Patrick and Dana Gillispie

Arlene Hanks

Dan Gilson and Colleen Fisher

Nathan and Lori Hanks

Jiyong Hong and Seung-Hye Jung

Jonathon and Lisa Kadis

Jennifer Widmann Gittins-Harfst ’80

Bobbie Hardaker

Lloydette Hoof

Michael Kahl and Devon Noonan

James Godfrey and Marion Ross Godfrey ’64

Tracy Hardaker ’91

Phillip and Anupama Horne

Yubin Kang and Jie Zhu

Brian and Melanie Goldman

Brad Hardy ’98

Raymond Hounfodji and Catherine North

Ken Kanoy ’73 and Barb Kanoy

Roberto Gonzalez and Lizzy Graham

David and Patsy Harlow

Holtzclaw ’78

Hounfodji ’92

Elaine Julius

Jason Kaplan and Sara Mayes Kaplan ’97

Chris Harp ’88 and Nanci Harp

Trevor Hoyt and Yvonne Restani

David and Anna Karol

Rob and Hunter Goss

Steve and Daniela Harrell

Jian Hu and Rowena Wei

Greg and Heidi Kearnan

Oren Gottfried and Jill Moore

Jay and Julie Harris

Xiao Hu and Yuan Xu

Mike and Laura Keeney

Tyrone and Tracy Gould

Michael and Brenda Harris

Nechama Huba ’19

Ryan Kelley and Una Flannery Kelley

Martin Graebner ’04

Mike and Shannon Harris

Yaakov Huba ’19

Briana Kelly ’13

Jack Graham and Sally Graham

Steve Harris ’58 and Chasie Allen Harris ’59

Ben and Jessica Hudson

Ritchie and Mary Kendall

Will Graham ’89

Walker Harris ’85 and Peggy Harris

David and Betty Hughes

Rab Ker and Elizabeth Old Ker ’80

Sterling Freeman and Michelle

Jeff Harrison and Beth Akers

Duncan and Linsey Hughes

Ahmed and Radhika Khwaja

Jakayla Hart ’12

David Hull ’03

Adriana Kim ’20

Chris and Bradi Granger

Brooke Hartley ’07

Serhiy and Natasha Hulyayeva

Billy Kim and Jen Jen Yeh

Siobhan Grant ’00

Matt Hawkins ’91

Lee Huskins ’88

Peter Kim and Jeni Thompson Kim ’94

James and Becky Green

Harrison Haynes and Chloe Seymore

David Hutchings ’05 and Lauren

Terry Kim and Ellie Lee

Anne Gregory-Bepler

Brent and Letizia Haynie

Kristina Grossman

Andrew Heilmann ’04

Jim and Christy Gudaitis

Justin Heineman ’90

Raymond Guiteras ’93 and Mabel

Andy Helmer and Katie Coleman

Gonzalez ’02



Helmer ’89

Pearson Hutchings Nabeel Hyatt and Megan Guthridge Hyatt ’90

Veronica Kim ’16 Andrew King ’11 Gray and Lindsay King

David Idzi and Kirsten Vollmer ’87

Sam and Leslie King

Danny and Bria Irizarry

Tracy and Martha King Rob Kirkland ’07 and Kyle Sloate

Leo Guo and Bonnie Wang

Lutz and Margarita Hendricks

Costen Irons ’98 and Chela Tu

Michele Gutierrez

Ed and Judy Henegar

Alexander Isley ’80 and Veronica Isley

Christoph Guttentag and Cathy Clabby

Andrew Herington ’09

Duncan Isley ’85 and Vicki Isley

Amanda Huber Klein ’99

Eren Guttentag ’17

Mark Herman and Inna Astapova

Rachida Jackson

Josh Klein ’18

Betsy Hage ’90

Josh Hertz ’00

Lauren Jacobi ’93

Josh Klein and Kelly Teagarden ’04

John Hager ’54* and Maggie Hager

Don and Deborah Hertzog

Peter and Sandra Jacobi

Michael and Kristen Klein

Ashley Hairston and Cherry Chevy

Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07

Toni Janz and Lisa Tulchin Janz ’86

James and Carol Klenk

Bryant Randleman and Christian

Alexis Hewitt ’11

Rex Jeffries

Christopher and Meredith Klifto

Tom and Susan Hewitt

Brian and Monica Jenkins

John Klintworth ’81 and Birgit Klintworth

Christon Halkiotis ’96

Hector and Susan Hidalgo

Jarrod and Janine Jenzano

Erik Knelson ’03

Conrad Hall ’89 and Virginia Reves Hall ’91

Tom and Sue Hillhouse

Seth Jernigan ’96 and Kelly Jernigan

Andrea Knight

Dave McClay and Allison Haltom

Brent Hilpert ’94 and Cathi Hilpert

Jon and Myra Jester

Bob and Kathy Knowles


Kirkland ’06

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James and Kate Knutson

Bobby and Sujin Lim

Joe Kochan and Lauren Mauro ’98

Josh Lippman and Lauren Cavallito

Prasad and Aruna Kodali

Bennett Lipscomb ’98

Jeremy Kolakowski and Heather Foulks

Ellis and Jeanna List

Kolakowski ’96

— Tara and Bo Clayton, parents of Bowden Clayton ’34, Parks and Annabelle 18  DURHAM ACADEMY

Darin Little and Katie Moylan Little ’90

Ron Kolwitz and Deborah Kaye

Xianhua Liu and Hui Yang

Demetra Kontos

Nick Livengood ’08

Kara Kooken

Bert and Mary Lou Liverance

David and Danielle Kopin

Braxton Lloyd ’13

Ajay Kori ’02

Danny Lloyd ’71 and Anne Murray

Stephen and Sara Kraskin

“ This past year was a critical time for our community and world. The substantial additional costs that DA faced to keep our students, teachers, and faculty safe while providing unrivaled educational opportunities inspired us to increase our support. We are grateful to be part of the DA family and appreciate the opportunity to help in any way we can.”

Lippman ’00

Alison Kohl ’11

Lloyd ’82

Sally Preminger Kudert ’03

Kate Lloyd ’17

Naveen and Amy Kumar

Patrick and Mildred Long

Paul Kumpf and Tina Tyson

Paul Marsh and Jennifer Longee

Marissa Kuo ’12

Dan Lowrie ’96 and Julie Simmons Lowrie

Jeff La Dine and Barbara Brooks La Dine ’83

Mariah Lowther ’17

Tom and Liz La

Jamie Ludington ’87 and

Mary LaFiura Kevin LaForce ’93 and Ryan Hardaker LaForce ’94

Rhiannon Ludington Christian and Fiona Lundblad Chip and Concetta Lupa

Sam Lai and Sachi Ozawa

Kim and Annie Lyerly

Will Lamb ’82 and Maria Lamb

Doug MacIntyre ’96 and Kalyn MacIntyre

Thea Lance ’16

Melissa Mack

David Landers ’80 and Kara Landers

Mike and Kelly Mackay

Adam Lang ’98 and Amanda Qiao

Jeremy MacNabb and Meghan Hansing

Libby Lang ’89

MacNabb ’97

Steve and Ginny Lang

Padma Maggan

Russ and Dana Lange

Jonathan Maier ’96

Adrian and Ann Laros

Raj Majithia and Namrata Patel

Mike Larson ’90 and Andrea Larson

Josh Malenbaum ’96

Anna Larson ’96

Bobby and Nichol Mallik

Ben Larson ’01

Andrew Mallory

Angela Lawrence

Scott and Katherine Manuel

Matt and Suzy Lawton

Paul Manus and Debbie Crovitz Manus ’80

Crawford Leavoy and Clayton Alfonso

Keith Markland and Debbie Howe Markland ’87

Krishinda Lee ’04

Tim and Paula Marr

Yueh and Christine Lee

Adam and Melissa Martin

Carolyn Lekavich

Tasha Martin

Brian Leslie ’95

Bettie Sue Masters

Bob and Laura Levin

John and Amelia Matthews

Josh Lewis ’97 and Laurel Lewis

Peter Mayer ’85 and Katherine Shecora

Hai Li and Mei Lu

John and Erika McCarthy

Chris and Madeline Liddicoat

Todd McClain and Kim Weems

William Marshall and Angie North

Thomas and Kim Phu

David McClay ’04

Iyon Mitchell and Rashaunte Hinnant

Jim and Karen McClure

Courtney Monahan

Lewis McCorkle ’07

Andrew Moon ’02

Becca North ’94

David and Marjorie Pierson

Mac and Wendy McCorkle

Cindy Moore

Doug and Sloan Nuernberger

Joel and Vicki Pineles

Walter and Gail McCormick

Glenn Moore and Corey Mansfield

Chidi and Onyi Nwafor

Andy Pogach

Kathy Oakes ’91

Rob and Kelly Policelli

David McCoy ’94

Moore ’02

Marshall ’98

Andrea Banes Picon ’91

Michael McCrory ’96 and Jessica McCrory

Quinn Moore and Viji Sathy

Masaki Okawa ’77

Lee and Teresa Pollard

Matt McCuen ’98 and Lisa McCuen

Bill and Sheri Morano

Heather Olden ’06

Alex Polzak ’19

Justin and Laci McDonald

Helen Morgan ’15

Phil Oldham ’86

Christos Polzak ’20

Ronnie and Phyllis McDonald

Sam and Julie Morris

Bill and Paige O'Luanaigh

Ray and Kat Posada

Rob and Barbie McGarrah

Rob and Ingrid Morris

Nicholas Ortolano and Jessica Streck

Dave and Sara Pottenger

Ned and Joyce McGhee

Paul and Kathy Mosca

Ken and Sarah McGovern

Bill Moss and Mary McGranahan Moss ’74

Michelle Orvis

Jeff and Barbara Potter

Jim and Jenny McGowan

Sachin and Shraddha Mudvari

Pam Osborne

James and Mackenzie Powers

Bev Foulks McGuire ’94

Bruce and Ira Mueller

Brian Ostrer and Merideth Cox Ostrer ’93

Ty and Dana Powers

Marlee McKenna ’20

Bryce Mueller ’04

John and Rebecca Pang

Kurt Preble and Mary Lloyd Hoof Preble ’95

Tim and Holly McKenna

Andrew and Kelly Muir

Paul Pappas and Karen Miles

Ben Preston ’10

Cullen and Pamela McKenney

Andy Mumm and Azalea Kim

Ted and Theky Pappas

Sims Preston ’87 and Posy Stone

Jim McKey

Kyle Mumma ’09

Jay and Jimin Park

Ellie Preyer ’10

Margo McKinney-Kane

Samantha Mumma ’07

Andy and Sarah Parker

Andy and Sarah Pronto

Jim Maynard and Holly Brown

Jeff Carpenter and Victoria Muradi

Frank and Pat Parker

Molly Williams Pugh ’94

John and Catherine McLaughlin

Greg and Debra Murray

Elizabeth Parry ’13

Debu and Anuja Purohit

Malcolm McLean ’00

John and Peggy Murray

Jonathan Pas ’02

Garrett Putman ’94 and Harriet Putman

Jim and Mary McLean

Salim Mutapcic

Manesh and Sallie Patel

Jeb Quarles ’98 and Anna Hall Quarles ’98

William McLean ’04

Lee and Ava Nackman

Satyen Patel and Susan Anthony

Margaret Quiett

Elizabeth McLeod

Suresh Nallareddy and Sahitya Nelavai

Ian Patrick ’87 and Debbie Patrick

Vincent Quiett ’81 and Valerie Quiett

James and Anne McNamara

Ben Nance and Susan Warner Nance ’81

Lee Patterson ’00 and Lucy Patterson

Rahul Rajkumar and Kiran Ghia

Kathy Davenport McPherson ’66

Vivek and Monika Nanda

Liz Patterson

Raksha Ramanan ’19

Will McPherson ’97

Naseem and Hilda Nasrallah

Sean and Jennine Paul

Radhakrishnan Ramaraj and

Allison McWilliams ’91

Charise Neal

Ryan Pearman ’14

Pete and Bonnie McWilliams

Alan and Weejy Neebe

David Pearsall ’88

Robin McWilliams ’89 and Kristen

Lura Nemer

Brittain and Toni Peck

Bobby and Jean Neville

Jeff and Jodie Peirce

John and Carolyn Ramsey

John and Mary Lee Mebane

Kyle Nevins ’98 and Kristan Nevins

Gary and Kirstin Pellom

Stuart Ramsey ’03

Sunil Mehta and Muti Rusly

Joe and Wendy Nevins

Ajit and Molly Pendse

Kenny Randall ’78 and Anne Randall

Jon and Eleanor Meredith

Mary Newman

Bill and Pam Perreault

Bryant Randleman ’19

Jim and Roberta Meyer

Will Newman ’11

Will Perreault ’02 and Emily Perreault

Charlie Ray ’97 and Anna Kemp Ray ’97

Mike Meyer and Sara Holleran

Daniel Kum and Alison Ngai

Ben and Ashley Perry

David and Barbara Raymond

Ben Michelman and Julia Schechter

Garrett Nichols and Jennifer Hoog

Jon Peter ’81 and Donna Peter

Paul and Jennan Read

Jane Peters

Tripp and Lori Reade

Perry McWilliams

Ted Middleton ’18

Nichols ’90

Ortolano ’01

Tatum Pottenger ’10

Parkavi Chellappa Scott Ramsdell and Nicky Epstein Ramsdell ’91

Fitz Miller and Valerie Kennedy ’81

Ian Niedel ’88 and Jen Niedel

Chuck and Laura Peterson

Karen Reck

Andy and Joanne Minnis

Patrick and Kemi Nonez

David Pfaff ’82 and Emily Pfaff

Adam and Emily Reed

Aneil and Elizabeth Mishra

Xavier Nonez ’17

Patty Pfeil

Kevin and Beth Reeves

Steve and Katie Misuraca

Joseph and Mary Norkus

Rob Phay ’86 and Siu Lung

Kylie Reeves ’10 Continued da.org/philanthropy  19

Verle and Connie Regnerus

Ashu and Neeta Saxena

Joseph and Drew Spransy

John Taylor and Kate McAllister Taylor ’92

Raymond and Vicki Rennecker-Nakayoshi

Allison Schenck

William and Staci Spransy

Scott Taylor and Ann Kidd Taylor

Jerry and Jenny Reves

Marv and Kathy Schneider

Katherine Spruill

David Teer ’80

Marco Reyes ’10

Josh Schoedler and Caroline Mage ’01

Price and Anitra St. Hilaire

Victoria Templeton

Ellen Rice

Damon Scott and Amber Kelley-Scott

Scott Stadler and Diane Downing

David Tendler and Susan Spratt

Michael Rice and Rosa Lin

Hillary Scott ’08

Justin Richardson

Dana Seeman

Christian Stahl ’98

Evan Thorn and Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01

Karen Richardson

Sean and Jenny Selig

Don and Sylvia Stanat

Ryan Thornburg and Bronwyn Leech

Brent Richey and Molly Prentis Richey ’99

Gokhan Sevik and Nazli Turkan-Sevik

Charles and Toni Stanley

Russell Richey and Merle Umstead

Phil and Deb Shadduck

Judd and Betty Staples

Sam Stover and Beth Throop ’06

Stadler ’78

John Thompson

Thornburg ’94

Frank and Beth Shafer

Betsy Starling

Todd Tignor

David and Stephanie Ridley

Nick and Amy Shaheen

Leyf Peirce Starling ’99

Brajesh Tiwari and Anvisha Agarwal

Meg Herbert Roach ’78

Mikal and Sophie Shaikh

Brooke Staton ’97

Donna Tope ’07

Ted Roach and Leah Bergman ’94

Josh and Mon Shapiro

Mike and Lynn Steinberg

Nick Torrey ’98 and Abby Dean

Jimmy and Jennifer Roberts

Denise Shaw

Cynthia Steiner

Gregg Trahey and Jena Matzen

Justin Roberts ’01

Theresa Shebalin

Bob and Ebet Stevens

Pierluigi Tricoci and Chiara Melloni

Marcelle Rockwell ’89

Charlie Shi and Feng Li

Ryan Stewart ’95

Hank Tucker ’15

Charlie and Mary Roederer

Ray Shi and Lisa Wang

Jason Stone ’88

Chris Tuohy and Nancy Rodwell Tuohy ’88

Todd and Cathy Roessler

Jason Sholtz ’99 and Melissa Rodgman

Jillian Strebel

Don and Kim Tupper

Art and Sandy Rogers

Oliver Short ’10

John and Lyn Streck

Joe and Betsy Turek

Henry Rogers ’19

Saurabh and Jennifer Shukla

Sean Streck ’97 and Tracey Streck

Mark Turner and Ana Garcia-Turner

Steed Rollins ’78 and Louise Few Rollins ’82

Richard Sidebottom and Betsy Reves

Peter Strickland ’81 and Cindy Strickland

Isaac Uhlenberg ’08

Frank and Susan Strohlein

Dincer and Patricia Ulku

Richey ’60

Will Rollins ’09

Sidebottom ’94

Michael and Carolyn Ronco

Robert Sinclair and Mary Baker-Sinclair

Jeff Loperfido and Kristin Stroupe

Kenan Ulku-Steiner ’18

Dawn Roog

John and Courtney Sjostrom

Steve and Debbie Suggs

Adam Ushpol ’17

Roland Rosas and Christy Sporleder Rosas ’91

Mike and Beth Sketch

Steven Suggs ’03 and Amanda Suggs

Cait Ushpol ’17

Rocky and Michelle Rosen

Sean Sketch ’08

Christine Sullivan

Anne Vail

Stephanie Roses ’09

Paul Slack

Nick Sullivan ’13

Ed and Lejla Vajzovic

Bob and Liz Rossilli

Caroline Smith ’76

John and Cindy Sundy

Payman Vakil-Zadeh ’92

Ben Rotenberg and Cynthia Walukewicz

Eric Smith

Charlie and Patsy Surles

James and Sara Valentine

Davis Rourk ’16

Ken and Ginette Smith

Ben Swain ’94 and Jen Swain

Annie Vample

Peter Rourk ’86 and Karen Rourk

Stuart Smith

Wink and Nancy Swain

Mike VanderWeide ’97 and Heather

Karen Ruberg

Kelly Smoke ’00

Jay Swaminathan and Shanti Jayashankar

David and JoAnn Rubin

Rob and Chesley Sneed

Rajesh Swaminathan and Susan Kansagra

Gene Vann ’91 and Kris Vann

Ben Rudnick ’02 and Irene Pappas

Momen Wahidi and Hannah

Ashley Swigart

Sheppy Vann

Buzz Sztukowski and Ingrid Lauenstein

Bernadette Cooper Vereen ’14

Rudnick ’05

Souman Wahidi

Swanson VanderWeide

Scott and Laura Ryan

Elizabeth South

Millie Tan

Brian Vick ’90 and Ellen Vick

Michael Sachs and Amanda McCoy

Gray and Susan Southern

Yih-Shin and Yi-Wen Tan

Kenneth Viens

Vickie Spainhour

Motohiro Tanaka and Cecilia Wu Tanaka

Christopher Villani ’17

Christine Sailer ’06

Nita Sparkman

Jim and Janelle Tarpey

Julia Villani ’20

David Sailer ’11

Mike and Pam Spatola

Brantley and Sarah Tart

Jeff and Liz Vincent

Scott and Jean Sailer

Jeff Speir ’05

Kent Tatum ’98

Roberto Vivanco and Cameron Graham

Jesús and Elizabeth Sánchez

Jim and Wendy Speir

Ben Taylor ’13

Fran Savarin

Jennifer Sprague

Carr Taylor

Sachs ’95


Vivanco ’91 Robert Vogler ’89 and Ann Vogler

Kevin and Amy Vorenkamp

Khari Williams ’14

Jenny Wainwright ’82

Dave and Sandra Williamson

Bob and Anna Walker

Meg Williamson

Patrick Walker and Tracy Riddle

Daniel Willner and Emily Wellman

Rob and Winnie Walker Eric and Stacey Wallen Miriam Varner Walsh ’96

Willner ’03 Bill Wilson and Shelli Ballantyne Wilson ’77

Tim and Molly Walsh

Celeste Wilson ’70

Emily Walton

Lanis Wilson and Mary Floyd-Wilson

Andrew Wang and Annette Dubard

Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey

Kent and Dawn Wang

Tevin Wilson ’10

Qianben and Hongyan Wang

Michael Windham and Amy Balbirer

Shan and Diana Wang Xiaoqi Wang and Yan Miao Alice Ward ’15

Windham ’88 Alan Wingfield and Emily Oates Wingfield ’78

Carl Ward ’11

Sandi Mickey Winslow ’84

Fred Ward ’11

Tom and Lee Wollman

Lawrence Warner ’87 and

Dominic and Jeen Wong

Genevieve Majoribanks

David and Catherine Woodard

Justin Warren ’15

Tyler Wooden ’03 and Stacy Frank Wooden

Myron and Charleen Warren

Andy Wright ’98

Carole Washington

Jie Wu and Na Song

Bennet and Jane Waters

Dadi Xing and Yanfang Li

Andy and Toni Webb

Daniel Xu and Weiwei Tang

Adam Weinberg ’90

Andrew Yarbrough ’02 and Jane Yarbrough

Andrew Weinhold ’05

Lyle and Ashley Yetman

Chard Weir and Maggie McPherson

William Yetman

Weir ’01

Larry and Cheron Yon

Billy Wellman ’05

Brian and Fawn Young

Cheryl Ann Welsh ’85

Dee Young

Charles Whaley

Ryan Young and Susie Benson Young ’11

Elisabeth Davis Wharton ’81

Stephen and Danielle Zapotoczny

Guy Whilden ’00 and Jessica Crowe

Peter Zaytsev and Kate Zaytseva

Whilden ’00

Janet Zdon

Chris White ’92

Qi Zhang and Jennifer Sun

Holt and Trish Whiting

Chris Zhu and Shui Wang

Alvis Whitted and Rachel Bergman Whitted ’94

Terry Zug

Henry and Darah Whyte

Carlton zum Brunnen ’20

Marker Wiegand and Michele Shafroth ’76 Betsy Wiener ’13 Julius and Rhonda Wilder Kent and Natasha Wiles Bob and Ann Williams Sandy and Jennifer Williams


“ Giving to Durham Academy is a tradition for our family. I attended Durham Academy, followed years later by our two daughters. Now my grandchildren attend Durham Academy and we couldn't be prouder. The school has changed and evolved over time, and we support DA as it continues that evolution and educates the next generation.” — Carlyle White ’65 and Debbie White, parents of Carrie White Trumbower ’00 and Meredith White Howell ’97 (parent of Lena Howell ’29 and Lillian Howell ’32) da.org/philanthropy  21

GIVING SOCIETIES 1933 LEGACY GIVING SOCIETY Durham Academy traces its beginnings to 1933, when seven students and one teacher met in the Forest Hills Clubhouse, which still stands at Forest Hills Park. The school was established by George Watts Hill and his wife, Ann McCulloch Hill, and named Calvert Method School to honor her childhood education at Baltimore’s Calvert School. The 1933 Legacy Society honors donors who have made a gift to Durham Academy through philanthropic planning. Membership is extended to all who make a provision in their estate plan to benefit the school. If you have included Durham Academy in your estate planning or would like to learn more about creative giving options, please contact Director of Philanthropy Michelle Morgan at michelle.morgan@da.org.


Jim and Martha Bick

Gary and Sims Foulks

Don Norman

Earl and Margaret Chesson

Ann McCulloch Hill*

Lisa Salzman

Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry

George Watts Hill*

Roman and Anne Tomczak

Doug and Debbie Dibbert

Virginia Mason*

Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80

Ben McCutcheon ’45* and Lou McCutcheon

Randy Few ’78

Josiah Murray*




Commemorating the influence and vision of lifetime trustees George Watts Hill and Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Hill-Kenan Society honors donors with cumulative giving of $1,000,000 or more.

Honoring the leadership of Bess Pickard Boone — who served as headmistress of Durham Academy’s predecessor, Calvert Method School, from 1938 to 1957 — the Bess Pickard Boone Society honors donors with cumulative giving of $250,000 or more.

GIVING CIRCLES In appreciation of their generous support through both annual and multi-year commitments, members of DA Giving Circles are invited to attend special events and programs throughout the year.

“ While we are planting shade trees that we’ll never sit under, creating an endowed fund that will go on in perpetuity to support DA after we’re gone makes us feel really good. This is a great joy for us to give back for all DA has meant to our family.” — Margaret and Earl Chesson, parents of Win Chesson ’02, Mary Chesson Barnard ’03, Tricia Chesson ’07 and Elizabeth Chesson Hutchison ’89








$100,000+ *Young Alumni ≤ 10 years post-graduation

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ALUMNI GIVING BY CLASS Donors in bold supported the Durham Academy Fund with all or a portion of their gift.

CLASSES OF 1954–1975


John Bugg ’62

David Carr

Bonnie Rhoads Cheek ’69

Sally Coonrad Carroll

Sue Coonrad Cullen ’72

Sherry Bartholomew Holtzclaw

Jeanmarie Eaves Curtis ’73

Xandy Peete Jones

Carolyn Eaves Davidson ’70

Kenny Randall

Amelia Fischer Drake ’73

Meg Herbert Roach

Lyn Parkerson Carpenter

Patrick Casseday

Natalia Castillo

Scott Collie

Anjani Chandra

Lawrence Craige

Tad DeBerry

Pete Flora

Laura Heyneman

Walker Harris

Malcolm Isley

Duncan Isley

Valerie Kennedy

Peter Mayer

John Klintworth

Brendan Moylan

Susan Warner Nance

Jon Stone

Ward Nye

Cheryl Ann Welsh

Jon Peter Vincent Quiett Peter Strickland Elisabeth Davis Wharton

CLASS OF 1986 Jonathan Avery Lee Barnes Kate Keese Cockerham


Chris Cole

Marion Ross Godfrey ’64

Steed Rollins

John Hager ’54*

Diane Downing Stadler

Rick Birgel

Rob Everett

Chasie Allen Harris ’59

Emily Oates Wingfield

Bonnie Boone

Rachel Erickson Hee


Billy Coxhead

Phil Oldham

Robert Hallyburton

Rob Phay

Will Lamb

Peter Rourk

Anne Murray Lloyd

Lisa Tulchin Janz

Steve Harris ’58 Mary Trent Jones ’58 Ken Kanoy ’73 Tom Kenan ’55 Danny Lloyd ’71 Kathy Davenport McPherson ’66 Mary McGranahan Moss ’74

Judy Fridovich-Keil Roger Jeffs Claire Sanders

David Pfaff Louise Few Rollins Jenny Wainwright


Merle Umstead Richey ’60


Carlyle White ’65

Anonymous (2)


Deb Claypoole Anderson

Anna Smalley Flanagan

Debbie Howe Markland

Barbara Brooks La Dine

Ian Patrick

Celeste Wilson ’70

CLASS OF 1976 Gordon Crovitz Michele Shafroth Caroline Smith


Roger Brooks Charles Collie Jennifer Widmann Gittins-Harfst Greg Hulka Alexander Isley Elizabeth Old Ker David Landers Debbie Crovitz Manus


Emily Oliver

Tina Anderson Bessias

David Teer

Bill Brenner Glenn Gentry Jeff Hamill Masaki Okawa Shelli Ballantyne Wilson

CLASS OF 1984 Anonymous Sarah Warner Burdick Steve Loehr Janis Bergman Tillman Sandi Mickey Winslow




Mark Anderson

David Beischer

Stephen Barringer

Bill Bernard Ken Bowers

Tom Beischer Paul Casey Jamie Ludington

Sims Preston Sybil Rockwell Robb Chandler Spaulding Cab Townsend Kirsten Vollmer Lawrence Warner

CLASS OF 1988 Elizabeth Schiebel Albright Sophia Dorton Caudle Greg Ehle Neal Ellis Melissa Brodie Hanenberger Continued


Photo by Bob Karp

Anna Larson

Chris Harp

Katie Barton Flowers

Jonathan Evans

Lee Huskins

Virginia Reves Hall

Billy Fischer

Dan Lowrie

Ian Niedel

Tracy Hardaker

Alycia Levy Fortin

Will Ludington

David Pearsall

Matt Hawkins

Jane Stewart Hamlin

Doug MacIntyre

Jason Stone

Jimbo Huckabee

Brent Hilpert

Jonathan Maier Josh Malenbaum

Nancy Rodwell Tuohy

Torsie Judkins

Ward Horton

Jamie White

Allison McWilliams

Jeni Thompson Kim

Michael McCrory

Amy Balbrier Windham

Kathy Oakes

Ryan Hardaker LaForce

Emily Soper

Andrea Banes Picon

David McCoy

Miriam Varner Walsh

Nicky Epstein Ramsdell

Bev Foulks McGuire

CLASS OF 1989 Shea Maynard Breitling Ellen Teer Eaton Will Graham Conrad Hall Katie Coleman Helmer

Christy Sporleder Rosas

Becca North

Gene Vann

Molly Williams Pugh

Laura Horton Virkler

Garrett Putman

Cameron Graham Vivanco

Betsy Reves Sidebottom Ben Swain

CLASS OF 1997 Brendan Cox Andy Crawford Katie McClay Dawson Matthew Earp

Megan Filston Johnson


Libby Lang


Robin McWilliams

Tyler Brodie

Mandy Turvey Ravin

Hope Williams Durack


David Ravin

Kim Durack


Sterling Mah Ingui

Marcelle Rockwell

Bret Ellis

Suzanne Perreault Blakely

Erica Teagarden Johnstone

Bronwyn Leech Thornburg Rachel Bergman Whitted

Ashley Horton Freedman Elizabeth Haney Brock Hilpert Meredith White Howell

Robert Vogler

Bryan Flowers

Jack Haney

Sara Mayes Kaplan

Charlie Wilson

Catherine North Hounfodji

Brian Leslie

Josh Lewis

Crickett Johnston Woloson

Kate McAllister Taylor

Mary Lloyd Hoof Preble

Meghan Hansing MacNabb

Payman Vakil-Zadeh

Amanda McCoy Sachs

Will McPherson

Chris White

Ryan Stewart

Anna Kemp Ray

Matt Webbink

Charlie Ray

CLASS OF 1990 Anonymous Hope Boykin


Summer Lowe Webbink

Brooke Staton Sean Streck

Cameron Brodie

Elijah Cocks

Guy Foulks

Stephen Endy


Betsy Hage

Ryan Frost


Justin Heineman

Raymond Guiteras

Zhenya Arutyunyan

Megan Guthridge Hyatt

Lauren Jacobi

Maria Marinos Barton

CLASS OF 1998 Anonymous

Mike VanderWeide Morgan Edwards Whaley

Mike Larson

Kevin LaForce

Bryson Brodie

Katie Moylan Little

Rosemary Nye McNish

John Cheek

Nicki Ginsberg Block

Jennifer Hong Nichols

Merideth Cox Ostrer

Loren Clemens

Erika Streck Cerwin


Mary Huber Cooley

Whitney Shenkman Ellis

Tim Cox

Jon Enberg

Brian Vick


Millie Long Barritt

Anonymous (3)

Leah Bergman

Charles Clay

Sean Bilsborrow

Douglas Dicconson

Blake Teer Ellis


Sean Curry

Sarah Bardinelli Gibbs

Christon Halkiotis

Brad Hardy

Fancy Lacefield Hogan

Costen Irons

Seth Jernigan

Adam Lang

Heather Foulks Kolakowski

Bennett Lipscomb

Angie North Marshall Lauren Mauro Matt McCuen Kyle Nevins Anna Hall Quarles Jeb Quarles Alison Sexton Salvatori Molly Shaw Christian Stahl Kent Tatum Nick Torrey Andy Wright

CLASS OF 1999 Liz Larson Clapham Michael Dibbert Mike Dolan Margaret Jones Amanda Huber Klein Molly Prentis Richey Jason Sholtz Leyf Peirce Starling Catherine Ward

CLASS OF 2000 Robert Allen Alivia Sholtz Archer Wendy Stiles Brooslin Meredith Williams Chilausky Susan Knott Easterling Tyler Elkins-Williams Mela Kirkpatrick Frye Siobhan Grant Josh Hertz Jason Kehrl Lauren Cavallito Lippman Malcolm McLean Sarah Graham Motsinger Lee Patterson Kelly Smoke Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola Guy Whilden Jessica Crowe Whilden

CLASS OF 2001 Brendan Bradley Heather Chandler Julius Degesys Brian Dibbert Molly Kane Frommer Lynn Fitch Furgurson Anne Lacy Gialanella Ben Larson Caroline Mage Jessica Streck Ortolano Justin Roberts Amelia Ashton Thorn Maggie McPherson Weir

CLASS OF 2002 Lindsay Speir Ambler Richard Bailey Rachel Croughwell Cocchiaro Catherine Clark Everson Brittney Hayes Friedman Lizzy Graham Gonzalez Ajay Kori Corey Mansfield Moore Andrew Moon Jonathan Pas Will Perreault Joe Piscitello Ben Rudnick Andrew Yarbrough

CLASS OF 2003 Anonymous (2) Mary Chesson Barnard Kyle Black Rob Bressler Kevin Cullen Stephen Dauchert Mykas Degesys Katye Proctor Freelon David Hull Erik Knelson Continued

“ I am happy to support DA through the Alumni Board. The school, including faculty, staff, parents, and friends, has meant so much to both me, my older brother Allan, and my parents. I'm excited to see DA thrive both now and in the future.” — Bonita and Brad Hardy ’98 da.org/philanthropy  27

Sally Preminger Kudert

Christine Sailer

Brienne Letourneau Bailey

Drew Sutton

Stuart Ramsey

Beth Throop

Steven Suggs Emily Wellman Willner Tyler Wooden

“ I support DA because I look back with a lot of gratitude and appreciation for my time there. The incredible teachers, the K-12 friendships and just the overall special experience — I’ve learned just how unique all of that was the older I get. Really, I just want some other shy and curious little kid to have that same type of formative journey that I had!” — Ryan Steele ’05 28  DURHAM ACADEMY

CLASS OF 2007 Anonymous (3)


Natalie Sutton Alvarez


Kendall Bradley

Michelle Sutton Armenteros

Emmy Anlyan

Robby Burroughs

Sam Cunningham

Cam Chambers

Martin Graebner

Anna Bland Costello

Andrew Heilmann

Vytas Degesys

Krishinda Lee

Brooke Hartley

David McClay

Margie Gudaitis Hess

William McLean

Jeff Jones

Bryce Mueller

Rob Kirkland

Kelly Teagarden

Lewis McCorkle


Becki Feinglos Planchard

Nick Bradley Bethany Walters Cashman

Samantha Mumma Donna Tope

Ben Chambers


David Hutchings


Chip McCorkle

Zac Allison

Irene Pappas Rudnick

Si Carpenter

Jeff Speir

Thomas Davidson

Ryan Steele

Grant Fowler

Christine Suggs Brasseaux

Pier Bynum Fowler

Andrew Weinhold

Nick Livengood

Billy Wellman

Hillary Scott

Andrew Wooden

Sean Sketch


Isaac Uhlenberg

Christina Bronec


Jake Engebretsen


LaQuesa Gaillard

Margaret Anderson

Imani Hamilton

Laurel Burkbauer

Michael Hutchings

Lenaé Frazier

Caroline Stubbs Jones

Natalie Gallo

Kyle Sloate Kirkland

Katie Giduz

Heather Olden

Andrew Herington

Kyle Mumma

Elizabeth Eason

Cait Ushpol

Kathryn Peters Sciandra

Briana Kelly

Christopher Villani

Will Rollins

Braxton Lloyd

Stephanie Roses

CLASS OF 2010 Anonymous Caroline Bodager Caitlin Cleaver

Elizabeth Parry David Peters Nick Sullivan Ben Taylor Betsy Wiener

Tatum Pottenger


Ben Preston

Aidan Burdick

Ellie Preyer

Nash Carey-Ewend

Kylie Reeves

Joia Freeman

Marco Reyes

Ryan Pearman

Oliver Short

Kent Sutton

Tevin Wilson

Bernadette Cooper Vereen


Khari Williams

CLASS OF 2018 Anonymous Emily Cutcliffe Emma Ellis Josh Klein Ted Middleton Kenan Ulku-Steiner

CLASS OF 2019 Anonymous (2) Julian Adler Blake Byerly Caroline Camitta Nick Epstein Nechama Huba



Yaakov Huba

Mary D'Amico

Anonymous (3)

Alex Polzak

Alexis Hewitt

Lily Anderson

Raksha Ramanan

Andrew King

Claire Burdick

Bryant Randleman

Alison Kohl

Lily Burdick

Henry Rogers

Will Newman

Cameron Byerly

David Sailer

Helen Morgan

Grant Sutton

Hank Tucker

Carl Ward

Alice Ward

Fred Ward

Justin Warren

Susie Benson Young

CLASS OF 2020 Anonymous Brooke Aurentz Alex Bayer


Davis Beischer

Lakin Barry

Adriana Kim


Christopher Camitta

Marlee McKenna


Leo Dombrovski

Jordan Baker

Veronica Kim

Christos Polzak

Annie Giarla Carr

Thea Lance

Julia Villani

Braxton Carr

Davis Rourk

Carlton zum Brunnen

Jakayla Hart Sammy Hobgood H. Hoell Marissa Kuo


GIFTS IN MEMORY The following people were memorialized with a gift to Durham Academy. Hall Barnes ’79 George Brumley III George Brumley IV ’07 Jordan Brumley ’10 Julia Brumley Anderson Cole ’80 Beth Crawford Luca Harrell ’10 Alexa Hechema ’24 Joe Farmer ’77 Scott Filston ’84 Jack Linger ’20 Mavis Mayer Kurt Meyer ’77 Bruce Mickey ’81 James Palmer Carl Pfeil George Quiett Gail Walker Tim Whiting ’93 Margaret Woods


Eren Guttentag Kate Lloyd Mariah Lowther


Xavier Nonez


Adam Ushpol

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Durham Academy is grateful to the many institutions that supported the school during the last fiscal year. American Endowment Foundation

Illinois Tool Works



Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jacobs Preyer Family Foundation

Applied Materials Foundation

John Deere Landscapes

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

Kaiser Foundation

Ayco Charitable Foundation


Bank of America Matching Gifts

McKinsey & Company




Murrill Foundation

Cisco Systems

National Christian Foundation

Clorox Community Foundation


Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro


Community Foundation of Greater Richmond

Piedmont Trust Company

Crum & Forster Foundation

Randleigh Foundation Trust

Crowley Foundation

Red Hat

Deutsche Bank

Renaissance Charitable Foundation

Duke University Medical Center

Schwab Charitable

Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation

Stanly County Community Foundation

Eli Lilly

SunTrust Carolinas Group Foundation

Fairfield Community Foundation

Thomas and Frances McGregor Foundation

F. M. Kirby Foundation

TIFF Charitable Foundation

Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund

Towering Pines Foundation

Foundation for the Carolinas

Triangle Community Foundation

Fox Family Foundation

United Healthcare Group

Genworth Financial

Vanguard Charitable


Watson W. Wise Foundation


Wells Fargo Foundation

Graham Family Foundation

Wheless Foundation

Gumbo Foundation




Opened Spring 2021


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CAPITAL, ENDOWMENT & RESTRICTED GIFTS While Durham Academy relies on the flexible support provided by the DA Fund, gifts designated for campus improvements, grow our endowment and strengthen school programs are investments in DA's future — supporting the innovation and ambition that have earned the school national recognition and increasing the value of a DA diploma. We are grateful to our generous donors who made contributions to the following areas between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.


CAPITAL PROJECTS The recent construction of the Upper School STEM & Humanities Center, K Family Outdoor Commons and the Middle School Arts & World Languages Center represents the first half of the most ambitious campaign ever undertaken by Durham Academy. Three construction phases remain to complete the Middle School transformation, and they will be funded entirely by philanthropic giving. Since 2018, DA has received 85 commitments in support of these campus projects totaling $17 million toward our $22 million goal. A public phase of the campaign will begin in spring 2022, and we look forward to every member of our community joining in the effort.

ENDOWED FUNDS Endowments distinguish the most successful independent schools. Endowed funds support Durham Academy on an annual basis in perpetuity, allowing our people and programs to be agile and innovative as education evolves. Amelia Matthews Endowment Fund


Girls Soccer

Athletic Department

History Department

Boys Basketball

In The Pocket Upper School Music Ensemble

Boys Lacrosse


COVID-19 Durham Academy Family

Lower School Garden

Support Fund

Hall Barnes ’79 Memorial Fund Head of School’s Discretionary Fund


Mandarin Chinese Program

Financial Aid Endowment

DA Summer Drama Scholarship in Memory

Performing Arts

of Alexa Hechema ’24


James Anderson Cole III Memorial Fund

DA Summer Financial Aid

Speech and Debate

Class of 1998 Jimmy W. Leonardi Memorial

DARC SIDE Upper School Robotics


Diversity, Equity and Engagement

Upper School Restricted

Scholarship Fund Dr. James Palmer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Extended Day Discretionary Fund

McWilliams Scholarship Fund

Financial Aid for Immediate Impact

Phay Family Scholarship Fund

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Scott Jameson Filston Memorial Fund

Girls Golf

Sheppy Vann Preschool Scholarship Fund

Girls Lacrosse

Received in Matching Gifts

Lower School STEM

Beth Crawford Lower School Scholarship Fund Jack Linger Explorers Fund



Donors took Advantage of Matching Gifts from their Employer

Find out if your employer offers a matching gift program at da.org/match.


We wish you continued success in your future endeavors: American University Amherst College Appalachian State University Arizona State University Bates College Boston College Bowdoin College Brandeis University Brown University Brown University-Rhode Island School of Design Dual Degree Program Butler University Carroll College Case Western Reserve University Clemson University Colorado College Dartmouth College Davidson College

Dickinson College Duke University East Carolina University Franklin & Marshall College Georgia Institute of Technology Gettysburg College Hampden-Sydney College High Point University Kenyon College Landmark College Middlebury College Morehouse College New York University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Oxford College of Emory University Purdue University Santa Clara University

The American University of Paris The New School-Parsons School of Design Tufts University University of Chicago University of Colorado Boulder University of Louisville University of Miami University of Michigan University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina School of the Arts University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of Vermont University of Virginia University of Wisconsin-Madison Vassar College Villanova University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wake Forest University Wellesley College Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yale University

Photo by Dave Chandler

OFFICE OF PHILANTHROPY We are immensely grateful for your generosity and partnership during such a challenging year. On behalf of all of us, thank you for believing in and supporting Durham Academy. Contact us at philanthropy@da.org.






Alumni Donors


$36,000 Unlocked


New Alumni Donors

35 States Represented Michelle Morgan

Caylan Ashworth

Willetha Barnette

Tim McKenna

Director of Philanthropy

Assistant Director

Director of Donor Services

Director of Alumni Philanthropy

of Family Philanthropy

and Engagement

Plus D.C., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Ecuador, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and the UK!

Sarah Graham


Morgan Edwards

Motsinger ’00


Whaley ’97

Associate Director

Assistant Director

Associate Director

of Philanthropy,

of Annual Philanthropy

of Philanthropy,

Engagement and Events

Data and Research

Class of 1994

Highest Percentage Participation

Class of 1981 Highest Donation Total

Class of 1998 Highest Number of Donors

For more DA Giving Day results, visit da.org/givingday.

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Office of Philanthropy Durham Academy

March 22, 2022



3601 Ridge Road Durham, NC 27705-5599