Durham Academy 2021–2022 Impact Report

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Durham Academy 2021–2022


thank you... To our COMMUNITY for collectively raising $4,276,668 to support our students and teachers. To our 488 FAMILIES who joined a GIVING CIRCLE with their gifts to Durham Academy.

To our 84 AMAZING VOLUNTEERS who supported philanthropic efforts, creating a positive impact on every student and every teacher, every day.

To our 1,095 DONORS who generously donated $419,178 on a record-breaking Giving Day.

To our BOARD OF TRUSTEES for their leadership and 100% DURHAM ACADEMY FUND PARTICIPATION. To our ALUMNI, who collectively contributed $291,015 to the Durham Academy Fund.

Above and cover photos by Kathy McPherson

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Letter from the Board Chair and Head of School 2021-2022 Enrollment Profile 2021-2022 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 Endowments & Restricted Gifts Employer Matching Gifts Beyond the Threshold Congratulations, Durham Academy Class of 2022




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.

2021 –2022


Durham Academy’s 2021–2022 report recognizes all gifts received between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. 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 at philanthropy@da.org with corrections or questions.

Thank you for your unwavering support of Durham Academy. It is through the commitment and dedication of our entire community that we are able to achieve greatness.

In recent decades, too many schools have been pulled off course by distracting or disproportionate pursuits: mistaking test results or college “outcomes” for human development; chasing victories in athletics, debate or any single realm at the cost of a balanced program; building an ostentatious campus or a culture overburdened by tradition and “prestige.”

In 2021–2022, we emerged from the thickest fog of the pandemic — feeling more intensely the pleasures of our campus community and thinking more strategically about who we want to be.

Durham Academy, however, has kept its money where its mission is: excellent teachers, advisors and coaches who support the long-term development of moral, happy, productive adults. While we sometimes stumble and fall short of that ideal, our aim is steadfast, with our resources aligned to our mission.

While several COVID-19 waves churned up disorienting froth, three bedrock truths became clear: 1.

Relationships remain the beating heart of our school. What fun to see students running from their parents’ cars to see their friends and classmates. How gratifying to see so many alumni reconnecting on campus with beloved teachers. How wonderful to see parents forge friendships that last long past the graduations of their children. While health and safety remained paramount in 2021–2022, we happily reclaimed all kinds of in-person programs and traditions — the glue of our school culture and the sweetest fruit of living in community. Among the most memorable: • The Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run and the All-School Picnic (both orchestrated by our relentlessly positive Parents Association) • Field Days & Grandparents and Special Friends Days • Musical theatre performances in Kenan Auditorium and (for the first time ever) in the Middle School’s beautiful new Horton Hall • Senior Dinner at the Durham Armory and Senior Commencement at UNC’s Memorial Hall • Our Spring Alumni Reception — celebrating retiring maintenance foreman Randy Baker and Georgetown professor Bradley Hardy ’98 There were many more highlights — from the full seasons of our 40 athletic teams to the full slate of chorus, band and dance concerts, to the assemblies and morning meetings that unite each division of the school. Whether momentous or mundane, these gatherings reminded us how much we rely on and enjoy each other.


We are here to learn. Fully on campus from August to June, we were able to propel our students forward. Academic excellence continues to draw families and faculty to Durham Academy. By all measures, we continue to see impressive growth from our students and widespread acknowledgement that the quality of teacher-student interactions is most responsible for that growth.


We are increasingly clear about how and why we learn. In 2021–2022, we began to implement action steps toward the goals of our Strategic Vision (da.org/strategicvision). The core of that vision is informed by recent findings in brain science. We know that learning is deeper and more lasting when students: • • • •

play active roles in their lessons; have more choice and voice in what and how they learn; bring their healthiest and most authentic selves to school; and find meaning and purpose in their work.

Just as our mission compels us to aim at long-term outcomes, we recognize that the purpose of education is not merely the acquisition of facts and skills. We agree with T.H. Huxley’s idea that “The great end of life is not knowledge but action.” Especially when students are practicing teamwork, citizenship and leadership, they are developing their best selves to make the world a better place. Former Durham Academy Head of School Don North said often to the faculty: “Schools are either getting better or getting worse. There is no standing still.” Amidst the swirling waters of 2021–2022, our school moved forward with vigor and purpose. We tested our endurance and built a more durable school community. We moved through an emergency and emerged more focused and more purposeful than ever. Your support continues to lift our spirits, sharpen our focus and fuel our work. We are grateful.


Caroline Rogers

Michael Ulku-Steiner

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Head of School





Total Enrollment

Students of Color


$4,518,114 Financial Aid Awarded

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

202 1–2022 FINANCIAL REPORT $4,276,668

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


Summary of Giving

and providing opportunities for growth in and out of the classroom.

Total Endowment




Salaries & Benefits

JULY 1, 2021 –JUNE 30, 2022 70%


Current Parents



Faculty & Staff

20% Parents of Alumni

Capital Projects


Endowment Funds



Tuition and Fees 90.4% Auxiliary Services 4.4% Durham Academy Fund 4.3% Endowment Income 0.6% Other Income 0.3%



Instructional, Technology & Athletics



Restricted Funds

15% 29%



Financial Aid


New Parents


Durham Academy Fund








$306K $281K

$3.53M $235K

$2.31M $1.3M $1.2M




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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.

$1,655,960 Raised




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 2021–2022 academic year was $2,761 per student. In order to sustain, innovate and improve, we rely on annual philanthropic support from donors like you.

DA FUND PARTICIPATION Trustees 100% Faculty and Staff 77% New Parents 68% Current Parents 67% Grandparents 28% Parents of Alumni 18% Alumni 14%

Participation percentages are based on the number of donors solicited.


Area of Greatest Need

Faculty Support & Development

Budgetary support underscores Durham Academy’s financial health.

Gifts support faculty as they engage in lifelong learning opportunities and participate in professional development that directly benefits the student experience.



Arts & Humanities Gifts support educational experiences in visual and performing arts, languages, literature and history.

When you support the Durham Academy 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.

Your gift goes to work immediately.

Financial Aid Gifts support need-based aid, ensuring the enrollment and retention of a talented, motivated and socioeconomically diverse student population.



You impact each and every student.


You help pave the way for generations to come.

Gifts support student-athletes, coaches and training, equipment and supplies.


Diversity, Equity & Engagement Gifts support DEE education and provide library and curriculum resources, cultural competency training, and special events.

Gifts support science, technology, engineering and mathematics and provide real-world educational opportunities.



Jimbo Huckabee ’91


Brendan Moylan ’85 Edwin Poston* Caroline Rogers Ann Smith* Neal Triplett*


and performance of the school and to make

Caroline Rogers, Chair

establishing policy.

Chuck Lovelace, Vice Chair

recommendations when planning, developing and

Edwin Poston, Treasurer

Lauren Whitehurst* *former member

Lee Patterson ’00, President

Roger Brooks ’80


Jennifer Bullock

Hobson Hogan, Chair

Paul Casey ’87

Stephen Bayer

Bradley Hardy ’98

Debbie Dibbert

Ashley Horton Freedman ’97

Ashini Fernando

Kelly Freishtat

Leora Fields, Ex officio, Parents Association President

Margie Gudiatis Hess ’07

Randy Gelber

Monica Jenkins

Hobson Hogan

Nina King

Sterling Mah Ingui ’97

Amanda Lacoff

Monica Jenkins

Delores Moore

Selena Keegan

Kavita Nayar

Nina King

Zankhna Parekh

Delores Moore

Caroline Rogers

Lee Patterson ’00, Ex officio, Alumni Board President

Joe Salama

Melissa Pfeil

Culver Scales

Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola ’00

Svati Shah

Michael Ulku-Steiner, Ex officio, Head of School

Mike Sholtz

Laura Horton Virkler ’91

Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School

Executive Director

Members of the Durham Academy Board of Trustees serve as stewards of the school who

Katye Proctor Freelon ’03, Vice President Joia Freeman ’14 Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07 Meredith White Howell ’97 Rob Kirkland ’07 Jason Lapidus ’15 David Peters ’13 Derek Rhodes ’11 Steed Rollins ’78 Molly Shaw ’98 Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01 Brian Vick ’90 Kirsten Vollmer ’87 Nick Wisner ’06


Sarah Pfeister Rasna Prakash Jennifer Riley Jessica Crowe Whilden ’00

Alumni Class Representatives Davis Beischer ’20 Neal Ellis ’88 Blake Teer Ellis ’94 Katye Proctor Freelon ’03 Ryan Frost ’93 Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07 Sammy Hobgood ’12 Meredith White Howell ’97 Xandy Peete Jones ’78 Torsie Judkins ’91 Rob Kirkland ’07 Jason Lapidus ’15 Corey Mansfield Moore ’02 Kyle Mumma ’09 Emily Oliver ’80 David Peters ’13 Tatum Pottenger ’10 Derek Rhodes ’11

Zankhna Parekh, Chair

Ryan Stewart ’95

Tara Clayton

standards) and obedience (to laws and bylaws).

Roger Brooks ’80*

Margaret Dillard

Beyond these duties, trustees focus on policies

Paul Casey ’87

Teresa Engebretsen

and strategies that are future-focused, working in

Debbie Dibbert

Katye Proctor Freelon ’03

partnership with the head of school, who oversees

Ashley Horton Freedman ’97

Molly Kane Frommer ’01

daily operations. The board utilizes its committees

Randy Gelber

Lori Hawkins

to study and assess the needs, activities

Hobson Hogan

Ashley Hinton


Monica Newkirk

Louise Few Rollins ’82

Karen Rabenau, Chair


Delores Moore


on financials), care (executing decisions by prudent

advance the institution. Their work begins with

Crawford Leavoy

Steed Rollins ’78

the fiduciary expectations of duty (due diligence

trustees accept the obligation to preserve and

Sterling Mah Ingui ’97

Lee Patterson ’00


hold in trust its mission and reputation. As such,

Hobson Hogan

Lindsey Viens


Kavita Nayar, Secretary Beth Anderson, Ex officio, Hill Learning Center

Laura Horton Virkler ’91

Luke Hoffman

Dori Bayer Allison Chandler

Molly Shaw ’98 Caroline Paul Stutts ’04 Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01 Brian Vick ’90 Kirsten Vollmer ’87 Jessica Crowe Whilden ’00 Khari Williams ’14 Charlie Wilson ’89 Nick Wisner ’06

PARENTS ASSOCIATION As students returned to campus full-time this year, our families were hungry for ways to connect. Parents Association created new initiatives and breathed life into old programs centered around fostering community and connections for our families. The 2021–2022 year was dedicated to four goals:


Re-engage the Durham Academy community: The introduction of Dine With DA and CavConnect, along with the return of beloved in-person events — including the Turkey Trot, Used Book & Bake Sale, All-School Picnic and DA Nights at the Durham Bulls and Carolina Hurricanes — provided environments where old friendships were rekindled and new friendships were made.


Create meaningful opportunities to connect: Whether through the introduction of Parent Affinity Groups, COVID-19 vaccine clinics, monthly Parents Association meetings or a commitment to hosting sustainable events, Parents Association focused on creating opportunities to spend time with the people and initiatives that matter most to the DA community.


Build a volunteer roster that better reflects our families: Especially during a time when all Parents Association programs needed to be reimagined, volunteer interest was prioritized over experience, and every person who wanted to be involved was given the opportunity. The nominations process for leadership positions was reevaluated, and broader volunteer engagement and effort were prioritized over fundraising.


Evolve Parents Association and position it for the future: Together with DA’s Administrative Team, Parents Association evaluated the structure and value of existing committees and leadership roles in order to build a more impactful, welcoming, inclusive and intentional organization. The introduction and evolution of roles and programs, increased focus on consistency while honoring individuality, and the creation of online templates and systems, better aligns Parents Association with the strategic goals of Durham Academy and defines a clear path for supporting the school community for years to come.

2021–2022 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Leora Fields, President

Delores Moore, Treasurer

Rasna Prakash, President-Elect

Asha Patel, Secretary

Follow Durham Academy Parents Association on Instagram @da_parents.




Lianny Feng and Emmy Dai Scott and Kelly Freishtat Paul and Meredith Friga

All gifts to Durham Academy 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, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Donors in bold supported the Durham Academy Fund with all or a portion of their gift.

$25,000+ Anonymous (2) Michael Alvarez and Natalie Sutton Alvarez ’07 Javi Armenteros and Michelle Sutton Armenteros ’07 Lee Barnes ’86 and Christy Barnes David Beischer ’85 and Michelle Beischer Tom Beischer ’87 and Lily So Beischer Earl and Margaret Chesson Andy Crawford ’97 and Mimi Crawford AJ and Vanessa Dexter David Dowdy and Lindsey Keegan Duke University Medical Center Steve and Melinda Duncker Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80 F. M. Kirby Foundation Fox Family Foundation Andy Freedman and Ashley Horton Freedman ’97 Randy and Debra Gelber David Harpole and Karen Rabenau Hobson Hogan and Fancy Lacefield Hogan ’96 Trig and Alice Horton Bob and Lynn Keegan Geoff and Selena Keegan Tom Kenan ’55 Brendan Moylan ’85 and Cindy Moylan Chris and Judi Ng Cashin Photo by Kathy McPherson

Justin and Hadley Nixon Rahul and Neha Pagidipati Tom and Melissa Pfeil Edwin and Harriet Poston Bryson and Lauren Powell Ashish and Rasna Prakash David Ravin ’89 and Mandy Turvey Ravin ’89 Arthur and Caroline Rogers Paul and Lee Schmidt Ann Smith Eddie Smith Chenjian Sun and YanQing Teng Drew Sutton ’06 and Fran Sutton Grant Sutton ’11 Kent Sutton ’14 Neal and Karen Triplett Drayton Virkler and Laura Horton Virkler ’91 Carlyle White ’65 and Debbie White

Scott Frommer and Molly Kane Frommer ’01 Russ and Pam Goin David Goldstein and Kavita Nayar Gumbo Foundation Mark and Mimi Hansen Michael and Katherine Hasper Doug and Kathy Hodges Joel Hornstein and Emily PutnamHornstein Ward Horton ’94 and Alexa Horton Patrick Hranitzky and Svati Shah Jimbo Huckabee ’91 and Emmy Huckabee Roger Jeffs ’79 and Lisa Jeffs Tom and Rachel Jeter Craig and Mai Lowe Dan and Laura Magid Steve and Liz McClelland Jeff and Lauren Miller Suhail Mithani and Betty Tong Nate and Susan Nanzer Shaun and Allison Pack Selene and Zankhna Parekh Amit and Kinnary Patel Chet and Asha Patel John and Sarah Pfeister Michael and Stephanie Plavnik Ryan Family Foundation Sean and Shannon Ryan Alex and Karen Sapir

Charlie Wilson ’89 and Fran Wilson

Kim Satterfield


Chuck and Culver Scales

Anonymous (4)

Kevin and Jennifer Trapani

​​Jim and Laura Anderson Mark Anderson ’81 and Mary Eileen Anderson Brenda Brodie Kris and Julie Burson Brian and Erica Caveney Bo and Tara Clayton

Tom and Janet Savage Jeff Tillman and Janis Bergman Tillman ’84 David and Lois Tsui Michael and Beril Ulku-Steiner Nick and Lindsey Viens Bob and Anna Whalen Mike Wilkins ’77 and Sheila Duignan Jeff and Kathryn Wolf

$5,000–$9,999 Anonymous Deb Claypoole Anderson ’80 Jamie and Caylan Ashworth Scott and Heather Baker Stephen and Dori Bayer Andy and Meg Bronneck Ray and Evelyn Crowley Dennis Cullen and Sue Coonrad Cullen ’72 Sanjay and Missy Daluvoy Ben Davis and Boo Lee Matt Dedmon and Michelle Morgan Daniel and Jenny Eller Daniel and Lisa Ennis John and Ginny Fogg Steve Goldin and Debby Bussel Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee ’86 Tanner Hock ’99 and Mimi Hock Aatif and Sarwat Husain Paul Ingui and Sterling Mah Ingui ’97 Charles Kim and Gina Lee Rick and Nina King Lori Lowe Huabo Lu and Shuli Zou Bill and Kelly Marchese Brad and Michelle McKee Ian McKelvie and Hanna Tieu Eric and Delores Moore Sachin and Shraddha Mudvari Karin and Robert Oliver Russ and Robyn Owens Ed Powell Tim and Karen Proctor Dee and Jennifer Riley Joe and April Salama Eric and Jill Smith Chris Spatola and Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola ’00 Ryan Steele ’05 Joe and Betsy Turek Matt Webbink ’95 and Summer Lowe Webbink ’95 Jim and Lauren Willis Continued da.org/philanthropy


Anna Wilson and Rebekah Fergusson

Guoqing Li and Tian Tian

Dadi Xing and Yanfang Li

Joel Lipsitch and Abbie Melnick

Rachel Zeng

Zebin Liu and Liming Dong

Dan and Sumi Ariely

Robert and Janet Zucker

Chuck and Karen Lovelace

Ken and Andi Auman

Tim and Daisy Lovelace

Bryan and Victoria Bell

Jeannie Edwards

Christian and Fiona Lundblad

Jerry and Anne Benson

Scott and Lyn Edwards

Jonathan and Chris Mark

Eric Berkowitz and Sara Oliver

Tyler Elkins-Williams ’00 and Priti Elkins-

Keith Markland and Debbie Howe

Kyle Black and Heath Aldridge

$2,500–$4,999 Anonymous (7) Gautham and Diti Aggarwal Anil and Stacey Asnani Rodney and Mala Bailey Armando and Jennifer Bedoya Deb and Amrita Bhowmick Zach and Danielle Bishop Jeff Boden and Erika Estrada Boden ’99 Todd Bridges ’80 and Kerri Ballantyne Bridges ’79 Barbara Brown John and Stacey Burkert Craig Burnside and Kari Winter Jason and Meredith Butler Paul Casey ’87 and Sarah Casey Chris and Hayley Cepeda Mark and Allison Chandler Matt and Anne Costello Tamre and Heather Edwards Anthony and Ashini Fernando Pierce Freelon and Katye Proctor Freelon ’03 Greg and Kelly Friedlander Arnold and Zhang Gao Mike Giarla and Ellen Michelson Oren Gottfried and Jill Moore Dave Guyer and Andrea Eckhart Adrian Hernandez and Tracy DeWald Timothy Hillhouse and Clare Murray

Markland ’87

George Hugh and Ann Leininger

Jon Duensing and Pauline An Duensing Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation


Graham and Kim McWhorter

Mike and Jenny Blazing

Gail Fearing

Timothy Mooney

Armando Boniche and Kathryn Boys

Howard and Kay Filston

Gregg and Cindy Pacchiana

Kendall Bradley ’07

Billy Fischer ’94 and Leah Fischer

Vamsee and Vani Pamula

Phil Breitfeld and Sue Kreissman

Rick and Laura Fisher

DJ Patel and Parul Bhagalia-Patel

Gary Bressler ’70 and Barbara Bressler

Mark Fossum and Brittany Zwischenberger

Vikas and Neha Patel

Rob Bressler ’03 and Leah Bressler

Brent and Tammy Fox

Yogin Patel and Deepti Gupta

Brad and Cheryl Briner

Weston and Dana Fox

Mike Pelletier and Eric Poon

Chris and Meredith Broderick

John and Shirley Gaither

Ben and Ashley Perry

Bryson Brodie ’96

Tao Gao and Maria Wang

Mark and Amy Scurria

Tom and Eileen Brundage

Tie Gao and Michelle Zhao

Richard Shannon and Brandy Patterson

Rob and Lydia Califf

Jack and Sally Graham

Peter Slomianyj and Jane Chen

Huabin Cao and Rong Guo

Leesie Guthridge

Carol Smithwick

Xiang Cao and Zhou Yu

Chris and Caroline Hamilton

Jon Stone ’85 and Julie Stone

Jack Carlin

Josh and Kate Hammer

Kevin Sun and Annie Xu

Hill and Sheri-lyn Carrow

Elizabeth Haney ’97

Ashley Swigart

Natalia Castillo ’81

Nathan and Lori Hanks

Ray Tan and Diana Hsu

Bob and Bonnie Cerwin

Robert Harper and Erin McCrum

Buck and Barry Taylor

John and Elizabeth Chapman

David and Elizabeth Hays

Mark and Karen Webbink

Robert and Jennifer Christian

Rob and Kathy Hershey

Arlon Wilber and Alexa Powell

Riccardo Colacito and Anna Bassi

Josh Hertz ’00

Jeff Wilcox and Leslie Marx

John and Lauren Coyle

Alex Herzick and Sima Sistani

Markus Wilhelm and Celia Wu

Matt Crawford ’99 and Julie Crawford

Dax and Allison Hill

Jeff Wilkins '80

Kevin Cullen ’03 and Holly Becker Cullen

Todd and Erica Hill

Peter Yao and Evelyn Hu

Tim and Bobbie Dahlgren

Matt and Eda Holl

Jaepil Yoon and Kyungwon Shin

Susie Davidson

Jiang Hong and Lijia Qin

Andrew and Christina Del Gaizo

Jason Howell and Meredith White Howell ’97

Mehul and Kruti Desai

Duncan and Linsey Hughes

Rajeev Dharmapurikar and Sangeeta Joshi

Barbara Hulka

Doug and Debbie Dibbert

Justin Hunter and Lenora Midyette

Douglas Dicconson ’91 and Kimberly

Michael Hutchings ’06

$1,000–$2,499 Anonymous (9)

Bret and Julie Jennings

Bruce and Paula Alexander

Michael Kraskin and JoAnna McFadden

Simon and Julie Allen

Naveen and Amy Kumar

Marion Kennedy Amos ’05

Edward and Pattie Kushner

Kiran Anna and Archana Rao

Lex and Kathy Larson

Everett Anderson ’01 and Michelle Rhino


Jeff Doyle and Melissa Ellis

Darren and Caroline Farrell

Brian and Monica Jenkins


Appelbaum ’95

Mel Black and Peggy Jez-Black

Matt and Tiffany Hilton Will and Renee Hodges

Jacob Appelbaum and Elizabeth Wahl

Dicconson Chip and Margaret Dillard

James and Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Foundation

Thai Doan and Joannellyn Chiu

Adam and Susan Jones

Jay and Laura Doss

Tim and Sue Jones

Betty Doyle

Jason Kehrl ’00

Jimmy Kim and JooRi Park

Ben Rotenberg and Cynthia Walukewicz

Mike and Angie Kincade

Ben Rudnick ’02 and Irene Pappas

Gray and Lindsay King

Rudnick ’05

Kirk and Leslie Kirkland

James and Lisa Ruth

Michael and Kristen Klein

Michael Sachs and Amanda McCoy Sachs ’95

Paul and Megan Klenk

Carol Saur

Eric Li and Lindsay Sun

Nan Schiebel

Tisha Lindberg

Bill and Pokey Schiff

Tian Liu and Wendy Wang

Tony Sciandra and Kathryn Peters

Steve Loehr ’84 and Laura Loehr

Sciandra ’09

Jianfeng Lu and Jichun Xie

Matthew and Mia Sharrock

Christopher and Itta MacNevin

Mike and Beth Sholtz

Kondal and Kavitha Madaram

Andrew and Rebecca Shores

Anil Madhok and Kaveri Camire

Daniel Shumate and Jenn Rymer

Steven and Laura Maier

Yuriy Simakov and Oksana Klyuchnyk

Jim Maynard and Holly Brown

Neal and Becky Simmons

Chip McCorkle ’05 and Allison McCorkle

Dan and Deborah Sorin

Christopher and Judith McCrudden

Price and Anitra St. Hilaire

Ken McNish and Rosemary Nye McNish ’93

Richard and Nancy Stack

Allison McWilliams ’91

Brooke Staton ’97

Michael and Carolyn Meredith

Ryan Stewart ’95

Avery and Mimi Miles

Eric and Jane Swain

Mark Miller and Sarah O'Keefe

Robert and Stacy Swinney

Tim and Beth Miller

Dickens and Adrea Theodore

Richard and Helen Moon

Brandon and Diem Tom

Rob and Ingrid Morris

Allen and Kate Torrey

AJ Motsinger and Sarah Graham

John Travers and Xunrong Luo

Motsinger ’00

Don and Kim Tupper

Andrew and Kelly Muir

Kenny and Kara Turner

Mike and Claire Nelson

Mike and Sarah Upchurch

Ron Norris and Kandance Weems Norris

Brian Vick ’90 and Ellen Vick

Panter Foundation

Gregory and Diane Walker

Muhammad and Nadia Pasha

Qianben and Hongyan Wang

Akash and Andrea Patel

Eric and Gerty Ward

Lee Patterson ’00 and Lucy Patterson

Watson W. Wise Foundation

David Peters ’13

Dan and Stephanie Wechsler

Bruce Peyser and Cynthia Shortell

John Whaley and Morgan Edwards

Joe Piscitello ’02 and Amy Bryson

Whaley ’97

Richard and Debbie Rand

Jim and Lauren Whitehurst

Brent Richey and Molly Prentis Richey ’99

Dirk and Marlo Wilcox

David and Stephanie Ridley

Tim Wilkinson

Jimmy and Jennifer Roberts

Carmen Williams and Ann Miller

Jon and Delores Roeder

Clarence and Mildred Williams

Lyle Ross ’95 and Lizzie Ross

Bob and Marcia Wines

“We have never wavered in our support for Durham Academy, as we believe the school has consistently delivered on the profound focus on preparing students for moral, happy and productive lives. The studentcentered mindset is clear in all employees — leaders, teachers and staff alike. The Durham Academy community is like no other, and we feel that an investment in DA is an investment in our son's future.” —Paul and Meredith Friga, parents of Nicholas Friga ’26

Continued da.org/philanthropy


Nick Wisner ’06 and Ashley Greenleaf ’07

Raymond and Glenda Bailey

Brad Woloson and Crickett Johnston

Al and Lynn Baker

Woloson ’89

Jim and Martha Baker

Bill and Kelly Wood

Randy and Becky Baker

David and Catherine Woodard

Steve and Bes Baldwin

Tony Yang and Amy Sun

Burton Balfour and Claire Sanders ’79

Andrew Yarbrough ’02 and Jane Yarbrough

Ed and Betty Bannat

Lyle Yetman and Ashley Yetman

Kelcey and Ellen Barber

William and Faith Yetman

Luke Barber ’95

Pei Zhou and Jia You

Mary Chesson Barnard ’03 Frances Barnes Willetha Barnette

GIFTS UP TO $999 Anonymous (126) Guenevere Abernathy Melih and Oyku Adali Meredith Conley Adams ’95 Araba Afenyi-Annan Kojo and Teddi Afenyi-Annan Amin Ahmad and Jennifer Nash Ben and Kim Aitken Andy Albright and Elizabeth Schiebel Albright ’88 Sky Alibhai and Zoe Jewell Anna Allen ’00 Andrew and Mercedes Almodóvar Brian and Alexina Alonso Jonathan Ambler and Lindsay Speir Ambler ’02 Matt Ambrosia Will Andersen ’89 Banks and Nancy Anderson Calvin and Valerie Anderson Ed and Beth Anderson Margaret Anderson ’09 Tina Anderson ’77 Anne Andrews Shirley Anglin Greg Archer and Alivia Sholtz Archer ’00 Owen Astrachan and Laura Heyneman ’81 Ashley Atkins ’91 Hollye Atwood Jonathan Avery ’86 and Kirsten Avery Jordan and Hunter Babwah

Brian and Delia Barrick Sid Barritt and Millie Long Barritt ’94 Jorge and Nancy Bartolome Bob and Blanche Bast Elizabeth Bast ’95 Randeep and Pooja Basu Deb and Kristian Bawcom Alex Bayer ’20 Robert and Shelley Beall John and Bev Beck Nick Beischer ’17 Will Beischer ’15 Art and Diane Belden David Bell ’89 and Tara Bell Robert Benjamin and Rachel Tesser Jacob Berchuck ’03 Fernando and Maria Cassinelli Bernstein Jean Bethea Jeff and Cooper Biersach Sean Bilsborrow ’94 and Audrey Bilsborrow Rick Birgel ’82 Ashley Bitting Robert Ian Blakely and Suzanne Perreault Blakely ’95 Eric Block and Begum Erden Nelson Bobb Caroline Bodager ’10 James and Christina Bohanek Nick Lowther and Bonnie Boone ’82 Kennon and Holly Borden Elliott and Connie Bossen Tony Bowes and Shayla Randolph-Bowes Ryan Bowie and Kristen Hughey Bowie ’95

Brendan Bradley ’01

Cameron Byerly ’15

Anne Clement

Bert and Molly Dempsey

Don Bradley and Kathy Andolsek

Ingrid Byerly

Chris Click

April Di Costanzo

Nick Bradley ’05

Robb Cadwallader and Kate Barlow

Jason and Kelly Cloninger

Ahmed and Ashante Diallo

Nicholas and Katherine Cloninger

Brian Dibbert ’01

Chris and Carla Brady

Cadwallader ’73

David and Timiny Braemer

Christopher Cameron and Nicole Guinn

Adam Cluff

Michael Dibbert ’99 and Carolyn Dibbert

Andrew Brasseaux and Christine Suggs

Lydia Carbuccia ’17

Frank and Marianne Cocchiaro

John Dimuzio and Marcy Behar Bolster ’80

Nick Cariello ’09

Julian Cochran

Carolyn Dolan

Jeff Carpenter and Victoria Muradi

Gregory Cockman

Jake and Amanda Dolan

Si Carpenter ’08

Elijah Cocks ’93

Frank and Pat Dominguez

Bill Brenner ’77 and Pam Brenner

Braxton Carr ’12 and Annie Giarla-Carr ’12

Barbara Coene

Patti Donnelly

Jason Brent and Lisa Levenstein

Casey Carrow ’20

Cecil and Stephanie Cohn

Jack and Nickie Donovan

Ed Bridgeford and Jennifer Brennan

Andrea Caruso

Chris Cole ’86 and Alison Cole

Bob and Susan Douglas

Janet Briggs

Bethany Walters Cashman ’05

Trina Cole

David Drake

Cameron Brodie ’90

Ward and Joan Cates

Scott Collie ’85 and Amy Collie

May and Harald Dreckmann

Tyler Brodie ’92

Erika Streck Cerwin ’98

Kevin and Susan Concanno

David and Roberta Drewry

Christina Bronec ’06

Bobby Chambers ’69 and Lucy Chambers

Thomas and Beth Cornwall

Jennifer Duckett

John and Barbara Bronneck

Cam Chambers ’07

Anna Bland Costello ’07

Dan Dudley and Caroline Helwig Dudley ’95

Jared Brooslin and Wendy Stiles Brooslin ’00

Will and Jamie Chambliss

Brendan Cox ’97

Sid DuPont and Kathy McKee

Betsy Brown

Arthur Chan and Austine Mah Chan ’95

Billy Coxhead ’82 and Lori Coxhead

Jeremy Durack ’91

Sierra Brown ’21

Dave and Judy Chandler

Kathie and John Coyle

Kim Durack ’92 and Hope Williams ’92

Zachary and Ellen Brown

Gary and Jane Chandler

Shea and Amy Craig

Matthew Earp ’97

Tommy and Vicki Brundage

Ronnie Chatterji and Neely Shah

Wes Crill ’00 and Ashley Crill

Shelley and Jo Anne Earp

Jamie Bryan ’75

Bonnie Rhoads Cheek ’69

Bill and Narda Croughwell

Bill Easterling and Susan Knott Easterling ’00

Maggie Bryant

George and Catherine Cheely

Richard and Carol Crowe

Jorge Echeverria and Doris Alberto

Owen and Ashley Bryant

Ray and Jean Cheely

Steve and Anna Lisa Crowley

Bill and Gladys Edwards

Chris Bugg ’92

Kent Cheesborough ’05 and Aimee

John Crumbliss ’90 and Blakeslee Potter

Steven Edwards ’98 and Shalane Flanagan

Brasseaux '05 Brad Breitling and Shea Maynard Breitling ’89

John Bugg ’62 and Sally Bugg



William and Anna Edwards

Weldon and Jennifer Bullock

Lihong Chen and Lei Zhu

Gary and Megan Crunkleton

Paula Ehrlich

Jeff Burch and Brent Wolfe

Wenfeng Chen and Hongyun Zhou

Rachel and Jonathon Cummings

Tom and Pam Eller

Claire Burdick ’15

Christopher Chien and Julie Doberne

Sam Cunningham ’04

Joe and Landy Elliott

Lily Burdick ’15

Matt Chilausky and Meredith Williams

Sharon Curle

Bret Ellis ’92 and Blake Teer Ellis ’94

Richard and Alyson Curtis

Emma Ellis ’18

Laurel Burkbauer ’09

Chilausky ’00

Erin Burnette

Reid Chisholm and Julia Kim

Simon Curtis ’02 and Despina Curtis

Matt Ellis and Sheila Lee

Harriett Burns

Kent and Mary Christison

Tommy and Lisa D'Amico

Neal Ellis ’88 and Jaime Ellis

Keith Burridge and Pat Saling

Jennifer Christman

Andy and Shelley Danser

Susan Ellis

Robby Burroughs ’07 and Katie Burroughs

Catherine Circeo ’11

Carolyn Eaves Davidson ’70

Pam and Mike Elting

Jordan and Teri Burrus

Taylor Circeo ’11

Harry Davidson

Marge Enberg

Stuart and Michelle Bush

Jamie and Robyn Claar

Bradley Dawson and Katie McClay

Grant Engebretsen ’11

Ryan and Chrissie Bushey

Tom Clapham and Liz Larson Clapham ’99

Bryan and Kirsten Bushick

Larry and Phyllis Clark

Tony de los Reyes and Mary Leigh Cherry ’93

Steve and Teresa Engebretsen

Ann Bussel

Anthony Clay

Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry

Tom and Tara Eppinger

Chris and Melody Butts

Susan and Freddy Clayton

Lee and Marilyn Dedmon

Bruno Estigarribia and Ellen McLarney

Alexei Byerly ’21

James Cleary

Julius Degesys ’01

Jonathan Evans ’94 and Sally Evans

Blake Byerly ’19

Larry and Kathy Cleaver

Mykas Degesys ’03

Dawson ’97

Jake Engebretsen ’06

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Kevin Everson and Catherine Clark

Jeremy and Ashley Gilmore

Tracy Hardaker ’91

Hans Huang ’91

Dan Gilson and Colleen Fisher

Bradley Hardy '98 and Bonita Hardy

Nechama Huba ’19

Steve Farrell

Jeff and Charlene Glenn-Deming

Cleofe and Robert Harper

Yaakov Huba ’19

Becki Feinglos ’07

James Godfrey and Marion Ross Godfrey ’64

Steve and Daniela Harrell

Ben and Jessica Hudson

Tharindu Fernando ’21

Jay and Avery Goldstein

Michael and Brenda Harris

Maxine Hudson

Guido and Lisa Ferrari

Martha Goodge

Jeff Harrison and Beth Akers

David Hull ’03

Tony Ferreira and Molly Punk

Rob and Hunter Goss

Matt Hartwig and Laurie Snyder

Serhiy and Natasha Hulyayev

Shirley Few

Stefanie Goyette

Django Haskins and Lauren Garrett

Creighton Hurt and Jamie Kennedy

Dick and Linda Fisher

Martin Graebner ’04

Wolfgang Hasper

Lee Huskins ’88 and Ronela Ferrer Huskins

Tarsha and Norris Fletcher

Concha Grande

Lori and Bill Hawkins

David Hutchings ’05 and Lauren Pearson

Bryan Flowers ’92 and Katie Barton

Chris and Bradi Granger

Andrew Heilmann ’04

James and Becky Green

Andy Helmer and Katie Coleman Helmer ’89

Ming-jeng and Gloria Hwang

Cory Forbach and Jade Sung

Joel and Rachel Greenberg

Lutz and Margarita Hendricks

Nicolas and Alexa Ilijic

Dick Forringer

Sandy Greene

Andrew Herington ’09

Zoe Ingalls

David Fouchey

Anne Gregory-Bepler

Mark Herman and Inna Astapova

Danny and Bria Irizarry

Katharine Fouchey

Dick Hawkins and Trena

Christian Hernandez and Cassie Loch

Yorckay and Heather Ishizawar

Maria Hernandez

Alexander Isley ’80 and Veronica Isley

Everson ’02

Flowers ’91

Gail Fowler

Griffith-Hawkins ’71


William and Kim Fowler

Ziqiang Guan and Shilan Wu

Alex Herrle ’14

Rachida Jackson

Betsy Fox ’98

Jim and Christy Gudaitis

Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07

Robert Jackson ’11

Lenae' Frazier ’09

Devin Gustafson ’10

Alexis Hewitt ’11

Peter and Sandra Jacobi

Bruno Freeman ’87

Isabel Gutierrez ’17

Hector and Susan Hidalgo

Rex Jeffries

Sterling Freeman and Michelle Graham-

Michele Gutierrez

Tom and Sue Hillhouse

Eric and Penny Jensen

Jamie Gutter ’07

Brock Hilpert ’97 and Maddie Hilpert

Jarrod and Janine Jenzano

Lara Freishtat

Betsy Hage ’90

Forrest and Ashley Hinton

Joe and Vickie Jernigan

Alex and Sandra French

Maggie Hager

Sammy Hobgood ’12

Seth Jernigan ’96 and Kelly Jernigan

Robert and Laura French

Ashley Hairston and Cherry Chevy

Kyla Hodges ’17

Blake Jessee

Kevin Friede and Schell Bressler Friede ’05

Graham Hairston ’21

John Hodgin

Walton Ritchie Jessee

Marilyn Friga

Helen Hairston

Luke and Abby Hoffman

Rex and Sandy Jobe

Frank and Carol Frimel

Christon Halkiotis ’96

Scott and Julie Hollenbeck

Nigel Johnson and Simone McKen-Johnson

Ryan Frost ’93

Conrad Hall ’89 and Virginia Reves Hall ’91

Gary Hollingsworth and Charlotte Mason

Stanfield and Beverley Johnson

Brian Frye and Mela Kirkpatrick Frye ’00

Rachel Hall ’10

Jim Holtzclaw and Sherry Bartholomew

Erica Teagarden Johnstone ’97

Grant and Meghan Fulton

Dave McClay and Allison Haltom

Jim Furgurson and Lynn Fitch Furgurson ’01

Jeff Hamill ’77 and Susan Hamill

Jiyong Hong and Seung-Hye Jung

James Jones and Mary Trent Jones ’58

Jonathan and Ebonee Gabbidon

Jeanne and Ross Hamilton

Lloydette Hoof

Jeff Jones and Xandy Peete Jones ’78

Marty Gagliano

William Hamlin and Jane Stewart Hamlin ’94

Phillip and Anupama Horne

Kiran Jones ’12

Jennifer Garci

Clay and Margaret Hamner

Raymond Hounfodji and Catherine North

Margaret Jones ’99

Antonio Garcia and Monica Lopez-Vazquez

Frank Hanenberger and Melissa Brodie


Jesse Gaylord and Julia Lacy Gaylord ’03

Hanenberger ’88

Holtzclaw ’78

Hounfodji ’92

Antwoine and Shonte Jones

Jake Jordan and Terri Ginsberg Jordan ’00

Ross and Marisa Houser

Torsie Judkins ’91 and Bria Judkins

John Houston and Mary Ruth Mellown

Michael Kahl and Devon Noonan

Glenn Gentry ’77

Jack Haney ’95 and Christina Barkauskas

Marichal Gentry

Arlene Hanks

Dan and D'Ann George

Gloria Hansen

Trevor Hoyt and Yvonne Restani

Glenn Kantz and Katie Ryan Amick Kantz ’98

Matt Gialanella and Anne Lacy Gialanella ’01

Stillman and Lara Hanson

Jian Hu and Rowena Wei

Anne Kavanaugh

Ryan Gibbs and Sarah Bardinelli Gibbs ’98

Bobbie Hardaker

Xiao Hu and Yuan Xu

Greg and Heidi Kearnan

Patrick and Dana Gillispie

Mack Hardaker ’99

James Huan

Stephen and Melanie Keefe

Houston ’79

Yubin Kang and Jie Zhu

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Ryan Kelley and Una Flannery Kelley

Lee and Pauline Kuyper

Lionel Kennedy ’70 and Sherrie Kennedy

Tom and Liz La

Rick and Rosemary Kennedy

Steve and Amanda Lacoff

Dan Kensinger

Kevin LaForce ’93 and Ryan Hardaker

Rab Ker and Elizabeth Old Ker ’80

Sam Lai and Sachi Ozawa

Heena Kerl

Ryan and Sarah Lamb

Jeremy Kerman and Amy Tornquist

Adam Lang ’98 and Amanda Qiao

Ranji Khanna

Libby Lang ’89

Adriana Kim ’20

Steve and Ginny Lang

Billy Kim and Jen Jen Yeh

Jenna Langwith

David and Leslyn Kim

Jason Lapidus ’15

Jungsang Kim and Soyeon Nam

Jay and Pia Lapidus

Peter Kim and Jeni Thompson Kim ’94

Mike Larson ’90 and Andrea Larson

Terry Kim and Ellie Lee

Anna Larson ’96

Veronica Kim ’16

Shana Lassiter

William Kimbrell ’98 and Tracy Wood

Matt and Suzy Lawton


“Since the moment I joined the faculty, I knew Durham Academy was a special place. My choice to make a gift supporting the school’s financial aid efforts was a no-brainer. The more diverse the student body is, the richer the community will become.” — Dr. Concha Grande Middle School Spanish Teacher


Crawford Leavoy and Clayton Alfonso

Leslie King

Andy Lee and Jill Dawson

Tracy and Martha King

Kendrick and Chingyi Lee

Kirk Kirkland ’03 and Jaime Ortiz

Krishinda Lee ’04

Rob Kirkland ’07 and Kyle Sloate

Yueh and Christine Lee

Kirkland ’06

Carolyn Lekavich

Pam Kirkpatrick Frey

Chris Leo and Yiran Yang

Wesley Klehm

Brian Leslie ’95

David Klein ’18

Bob and Laura Levin

Josh Klein and Kelly Teagarden ’04

Howie Levinson and Melanie Hatz

Marcia and Ray Klein


James and Carol Klenk

Josh Lewis ’97 and Laurel Lewis

John Klintworth ’81 and Birgit Klintworth

Hai Li and Mei Lu

Larry and Denise Kniola

Bobby and Sujin Lim

Robert and Kathy Knowles

Howard and Tracy Lineberger

Prasad and Aruna Kodali

George and Kristen Linney

Ted and Marilyn Koenig

Joe and Carolyn Lipscomb

Alison Kohl ’11

Ellis and Jeanna List

Lakshmi Komaragiri

Lori Little

Demetra Kontos

Drew Littlewood ’06

Kara Kooken

Nick Livengood ’08

Ajay Kori ’02

Braxton Lloyd ’13

Stephen and Sara Kraskin

Danny Lloyd ’71 and Anne Murray Lloyd ’82

Larry Kreeger and Martha Harrison

Diana Lochridge

Kreeger ’80


LaForce ’94

Ted Kerin and Margaret Humphreys

Elizabeth Locke

Krys Krudysz

Claire Lonegan

Sally Preminger Kudert ’03

Patrick and Mildred Long

Jeff Loperfido and Kristin Stroupe

Jim and Jenny McGowan

Kyle Mumma ’09

Brian Ostrer and Merideth Cox Ostrer ’93

Dan Lowrie ’96 and Julie Simmons Lowrie

Cameron McIntyre and Sarah Caril

Samantha Mumma ’07

Paige Ouimet

Mariah Lowther ’17

Marlee McKenna ’20

Eric and Annette Munson

Todd and Jenni Owen

Jamie Ludington ’87 and Rhiannon

Tim and Holly McKenna

Greg and Debbie Murray

Tom and Susan Owens

Cullen and Pamela McKenney

John and Peggy Murray

Scott Palmer and Diane Gesty-Palmer

Chris Lunsford and Elsje Harker

Jim McKey

Almir Mutapcic

Steve Palmer and Martha Rundles Palmer ’95

Christine Lunsford

Margo McKinney-Kane

Atifa Mutapcic

Piyush Pandey and Kamala Subramaniam

Chip and Concetta Lupa

John and Catherine McLaughlin

Salim Mutapcic

John and Rebecca Pang

Kim and Annie Lyerly

Malcolm McLean '00

Colin and Laurie Myer

Paul Pappas and Karen Miles

Melissa Mack

Jim and Mary McLean

Lee and Ava Nackman

Ted and Theky Pappas

Mike and Kelly Mackay

William McLean '04

Suresh Nallareddy and Sahitya Nelavai

Andy and Sarah Parker

Chad and Melanie MacKenzie

Jonathan and Elizabeth McLeod

Ben Nance and Susan Warner Nance ’81

Meriel Parker

Jon Macklin ’92

Corum and Kristin McNealy

Vivek and Monika Nanda

Elizabeth Parry ’13

Raj Majithia and Namrata Patel

Pat and Susan McNease

Douglas and Carolyn Nash

Jonathan Pas ’02

Josh Malenbaum ’96

Kathy Davenport McPherson ’66

Naseem and Hilda Nasrallah

Luis Pastor and Ana Valverde Vidal

Rob and Teresa Mallernee

Will McPherson ’97

Alan and Weejy Neebe

Sunil Patel

Bobby and Nichol Mallik

William McPherson

Robert and Dwella Nelson

Manesh and Sallie Patel

Andrew Mallory

Pete and Bonnie McWilliams

Joe and Wendy Nevins

PK and Bejal Patel

Josh Manchester

John Meador ’06

Worth Newman ’09

Pooja Patel

Marques Manning

Jiapeng Men and Zoe Zhang

Scott Newsom

Rakesh Patel and Tricia DePue

Scott and Katherine Manuel

Jon and Eleanor Meredith

Garrett Nichols and Jennifer Hoog Nichols ’90

Yateen and Reena Patel

Paul Manus and Debbie Crovitz Manus ’80

Hugh and Angela Meyer

Kate Nichols ’21

Ashwin Patkar and Aparna Kamat

Ben Marks ’91

Jim and Roberta Meyer

Will Nichols ’20

Ian Patrick ’87 and Debbie Patrick

Jason Marks

Michael Meyer and Sara Holleran

Barbara Nixon

Liz Patterson

Tim and Paula Marr

Ben Michelman and Julia Schechter

Robert and Stephanie Nogales

Brittain and Toni Peck

Paul Marsh and Jennifer Longee

John Middleton and Laura Thomas

Patrick and Kemi Nonez

Jeff and Jodie Peirce

William Marshall and Angie North Marshall '98

Brent and Melissa Miller

Xavier Nonez ’17

Gary and Kirstin Pellom

Adam Martin

Kristin Miller

Joseph and Mary Norkus

Ajit and Molly Pendse

Kelli Mason

Andy and Joanne Minnis

Ryan Norris ’21

Bill and Pam Perreault

John and Amelia Matthews

Aneil and Elizabeth Mishra

Whit and Kelly Norris

Linda Perry

Cory and Miller Maxwell

Steve and Katie Misuraca

Doug and Carrie Norry

Jon Peter ’81 and Donna Peter

Greg and Kimberly McCabe

Iyon Mitchell and Rashaunte Hinnant

Becca North ’94

Susan Pfeister

Jack McCallie ’18

Courtney Monahan

Doug and Sloan Nuernberger

John Pharo and Sue Dunn

John and Erika McCarthy

Andrew Moon ’02 and Sarah Moon

Chidi and Onyi Nwafor

Rob Phay ’86 and Siu Lung

Todd McClain and Kim Weems

Cindy Moore

Kathy Oakes ’91

Will Phillips ’13

Lewis McCorkle ’07

Glenn Moore and Corey Mansfield Moore ’02

Kathy O'Connor

Thomas and Kim Phu

Mac and Wendy McCorkle

Frank and Sara Morgan

Masaki Okawa ’77

Andrea Banes Picon ’91

Evan and Emily McCormick

Ryan and Tara Morgan

George and Pamela O'Keefe

Ron and Kathy Pierce

David McCoy ’94

Sam and Julie Morris

Edward Olanow

Mikey Piff

Matt McCuen ’98 and Lisa McCuen

Mike and Jean Motsinger

Bill and Paige O'Luanaigh

Joel and Vicki Pineles

Justin and Laci McDonald

Adair Mueller ’07

Tyler O'Neal ’10

Emily Pisetsky ’03

Katie McEnroe

Bruce and Ira Mueller

Tim O'Neill and Cathy MacIntyre O'Neill ’91

Scott Pitek

Rob and Barbie McGarrah

Bradford Mulkey

Nicholas Ortolano and Jessica Streck

Tim Platts-Mills and Arin Isenstein

Jim and Leslie McGivney

Ken Mullins ’91


Ortolano ’01

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Ronald and Diane Pogach

Kylie Reeves ’10

Jesús and Elizabeth Sánchez

John and Courtney Sjostrom

Rob and Kelly Policelli

Verle and Connie Regnerus

Jeff Sanford and Martha Smalley Sanford ’90

Sean Sketch ’08

Chris and Stephanie Pollard

Carnetta Reid

Jose Santiago and Amaris Duran

Daniel and Ana Carla Smith

Lee and Teresa Pollard

Vicki Rennecker-Nakayoshi

Harinder and Smita Sarao

Dave Smith

Alex Polzak ’19

William Repoley and Sarai Rightmyer

Mike and Ruth Ann Sauter

Eric Smith

Fran Savarin

Lanty and Margaret Smith

Christos Polzak ’20

Repoley ’95

Todd and Dana Pope

Nelson Rha ’09

Ashu and Neeta Saxena

Matt Smith and Jazmin Garcia Smith

Chris Porter ’88 and Jennifer Porter

Ellen Rice

Yolanda Scarlett

Michael Smith

Ray and Kat Posada

Karen Richardson

Karl Schaefer and Nancy Krasno

Stuart Smith

Dave and Sara Pottenger

Russell Richey and Merle Umstead Richey ’60

Allison Schenck

David and Nicole Smithwick

Tatum Pottenger ’10

Patrick Walker and Tracy Riddle

Samuel Schilis and Aleksandra

Kelly Smoke ’00

Jeff and Barbara Potter

Will Rigby and Florence Dore

Frances Powell

Carl Walton Ritchie

Kurt and Jennifer Schmidt

Susan Sobol

Rick and Sandi Prentis

Elen Ritchie

Marv and Kathy Schneider

Joe and Brooke Sokol

Sims Preston ’87 and Posy Stone

Marilyn Ritchieroger

Josh Schoedler and Caroline Mage ’01

Evelyn Soletro

Parker Preyer ’07

Raquel Ritchie

David and Sarah Schulz

Elizabeth South

Tom and Jane Propst

Lauren Rivers and Janelle Hoskins

Bill and Amie Schwartz

Gray and Susan Southern

Dave Smith

Meg Herbert Roach ’78

Jake Schwartz ’21

Nita Sparkman

Helene Psciuk

William Robb and Sybil Rockwell Robb ’87

Matt Schwartz ’21

Jim and Wendy Speir

Lali Pshyk

Cliff Robbins

Will Schwartz ’19

Chris Spence ’95 and Laura Spence

Molly Williams Pugh ’94

Scott Robinson ’80 and Liz Sher

Greg Schweizer

Jennifer Sprague

Emily Pyron

Marcelle Rockwell ’89

Dana and Kathy Seeman

Joseph and Drew Spransy

Jeb Quarles ’98 and Anna Hall Quarles ’98

Antonio Rodriguez and Elsa Guzman

Sean and Jenny Selig

William and Staci Spransy

Adrienne Quick-Wright

Charlie and Mary Roederer

Joey Selim ’00

Christian Stahl ’98

Vincent Quiett ’81 and Valerie Quiett

Shane and Jen Rogers

Jerry Setzer and Virginia York Setzer ’83

Don and Sylvia Stanat

Blake Radcliffe and Constanza de Radcliffe

Steed Rollins ’78 and Louise Few Rollins ’82

Gokhan Sevik and Nazli Turkan-Sevik

Geoff and Amy Stanbury

Ravi and Shashi Rahangdale

Will Rollins ’09

Sidharth and Dianna Shah

Scott Stancil

Radhakrishnan Ramaraj and

Michael and Carolyn Ronco

Mikal and Sophie Shaikh

Charles and Toni Stanley

Dawn Roog

Indira Sharma

Jimmy Starling

Jason and Heather Ross

Steve and Debbie Suggs

Leyf Peirce Starling ’99

Ramsdell ’91

Kate Keese Ross ’86

David and Denise Shaw

Andreas Stathopoulos and Elena Simintzi

Stuart Ramsey ’03

Bob and Liz Rossilli

Theresa Shebalin

Nicole Steck

Renee Rand

Peter Rourk ’86 and Karen Rourk

Katherine Shecora

Ryan Steck

Bryant Randleman ’19

Stefan Rozychi and Julianna Tabor

David Sheeks and Ann Marie Pendergast

Lucy Steiner ’21

Shehzad and Huma Sheikh

Lucy Stephan

Peter Ru and Lynda Yu

Charlie Shi and Feng Li

Bob and Ebet Stevens

Robert and Vanessa Randolph

Karen Ruberg

Ray Shi and Lisa Wang

John and Lyn Streck

Charlie Ray ’97 and Anna Kemp Ray ’97

David and JoAnn Rubin

Adejoke Shodeinde

Sean Streck ’97 and Tracey Streck

David and Barbara Raymond

Barry and Stephanie Rudolph

Jason Sholtz ’99 and Melissa Rodgman

Peter Strickland ’81 and Cindy Strickland

Lauren Read ’21

Scott and Laura Ryan

Richard Sidebottom and Betsy Reves

Frank and Susan Strohlein

Tripp and Lori Reade

Jacob and Celeste Sagi

Joshua Moore and Debbie Rebosa

Christine Sailer ’06

Brian Silliman and Stephanie Wear

Dan Stutts and Caroline Paul Stutts ’04

Adam and Emily Reed

David Sailer ’11

Suraj Dhungana and Liliana Simón

Steve and Debbie Suggs

Beth Reeves

Dick Sameth

John and Sukhmani Singh

Christine Sullivan

Parkavi Chellappa Scott Ramsdell and Nicky Epstein

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Rozychi ’02


Sidebottom ’94

Rob and Chesley Sneed

Doryce Stultz

Judith Sullivan Charlie and Patsy Surles

Mike VanderWeide ’97 and Heather Swanson VanderWeide

Wink and Nancy Swain

Zakia VanHoose and Danielle Johnson-Webb

Rajesh Swaminathan and Susan Kansagra

Gene Vann ’91 and Kris Vann

Marvin Swartz and Gita Schonfeld

Sheppy Vann

Buzz Sztukowski and Ingrid Lauenstein

Barry Varela and Fiona Morgan

Lloyd Taliaferro and Laura Ritchie

Kenneth Viens

Taliaferro ’91 Millie Tan Yih-Shin and Yi-Wen Tan

Jeff and Liz Vincent Roberto Vivanco and Cameron Graham Vivanco ’91

Motohiro Tanaka and Cecilia Wu Tanaka

Robert Vogler ’89 and Ann Vogler

Jim and Janelle Tarpey

Virgus Volertas and Sofija Degesys ’04

Brantley and Sarah Tart

Kevin and Amy Vorenkamp

John Taylor and Kate McAllister Taylor ’92

Elizabeth Wahl

Cookie Teer ’59

Bob and Anna Walker

David Teer ’80

Rob and Winnie Walker

Jesse Tejeda

Eric and Stacey Wallen

David Tendler and Susan Spratt

Bonnie Wang

Tewodros Tessema and Hewan Mezgebu

Jeff Wang and Cindy Zhu

Harry Thomas and Joe Cawley

Xiaoqi Wang and Yan Miao

Bennett Thompson and Elizabeth Richey

Alice Ward ’15

Thompson ’95

Carl Ward ’11

Evan Thorn and Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01

John Carpenter and Catherine Ward ’99

Ryan Thornburg and Bronwyn Leech

Justin Warren ’15

Thornburg ’94

Myron and Charleen Warren

Rose and Leland Tom

Sarah Washington

Michael Tomasello and Margarita Svetlova

Bennet and Jane Waters

Roman and Anne Tomczak

David Webb and Molly Shaw ’98

Donna Tope ’07

Warren and Jan Wehmann

Nick Torrey ’98 and Abby Dean

Chard Weir and Maggie McPherson Weir ’01

Joe and Lisa Tracy

Mark and Marialana Weitzel

Gregg Trahey and Jena Matzen

Charles Whaley

Pierluigi Tricoci and Chiara Melloni

Southard Wharton ’09

Irving and Deidra Truitt

Clovia Wheeler

Soph Tsang '11

Guy Whilden ’00 and Jessica Crowe

Hank Tucker ’15

Whilden ’00

Toni Janz and Lisa Tulchin ’86

Holt and Trish Whiting

Kenan Ulku-Steiner ’18

Alvis Whitted and Rachel Bergman

Adam Ushpol ’17

Whitted ’94

Cait Ushpol ’17

Marker Wiegand and Michele Shafroth ’76

Tony and Mallory Vaccaro

Betsy Wiener ’13

Ed and Lejla Vajzovic

Wayne Wilbanks and Ashlin Thomas

James and Sara Valentine

“We believe in Durham Academy's Diversity, Equity and Engagement Mission Statement, and we are excited to support the school in the realization of that vision. It's important to us to give back to the communities we are a part of and share in the responsibility of making them better.” — Anna Wilson and Rebekah Fergusson, parents of June Wilson ’34 and Alan

Wilbanks ’78 Julius and Rhonda Wilder



Kent and Natasha Wiles Alton Williams and Bryan Batch Bob and Ann Williams George Williams ’77 Khari Williams ’14 Mark and Julie Williams Melanie Williams

“As a second-generation alumnus who is now a parent of two students, Durham Academy has been a key part of my life from the beginning. My family and I continue to support Durham Academy because we deeply believe in its core mission: to prepare students to live moral, happy and productive lives. But more importantly, we support DA because the mission is more than words that are tossed around. Our experience is that faculty and staff make a conscious, intentional effort to live by DA’s mission every day, resulting in students with strong character, confidence and sense of community.” — Lee Patterson ’00 and Lucy Patterson, parents of Lila Patterson ’30 and Davis Patterson ’32

Daniel Willner and Emily Wellman Willner ’03 Jim and Ann Wilson Bill Wilson and Shelli Ballantyne Wilson ’77 Chuck and Jean Wilson Lanis Wilson and Mary Floyd-Wilson Matt and Alyson Wilson Patty and Bill Wilson Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey Tevin Wilson ’10 Soren and Alison Windram Alan Wingfield and Emily Oates Wingfield ’78 Jason Wise Caroline Wisner ’07 Dominic and Jeen Wong Justin Wooley and Staci Bush Brent Wootton ’98 and Sloane Wootton Andy Wright ’98 Jie Wu and Na Song Danielle Wysenski Daniel Xu and Weiwei Tang Will and Liz Yancy Brian and Fawn Young Janet Zdon Jason Zengerle and Claire Farel Anru Zhang and Pixu Shi Jennifer Zhang Jerry Zhang and Wei Huang Qi Zhang and Jennifer Sun Terry Zug Dave Zurbuch and Amy Knight



Photo by Melody Guyton Butts

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 made 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 Assistant Director of Family Philanthropy Caylan Ashworth at caylan.ashworth@da.org.



Jim and Martha Bick

Gary and Sims Foulks

Josiah Murray ’53*

Earl and Margaret Chesson

Ann McCulloch Hill*

Don Norman

Bud Cowdery*

George Watts Hill*

Lisa Salzman

Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry

Douglass Jones*

Roman and Anne Tomczak

Doug and Debbie Dibbert

Virginia Mason*

Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80

Ben McCutcheon ’45*

Randy Few ’78

Lou McCutcheon




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 Durham Academy Giving Circles are invited to attend special events and programs throughout the year.

“ As grandparents of two pre-k students this past year, it was a wonderful experience to be immediately included in the Durham Academy community. It was important for us to join in on Giving Day and support DA for the varied and rich educational experiences ahead.” — Lori and Bill Hawkins, grandparents of Marion Bressler ’35 and Will Bressler ’35








$100,000+ *Alumni ≤ 10 years post-graduation da.org/philanthropy



CLASSES OF 1955–1976 Anonymous Gary Bressler ’70 Jamie Bryan ’75 John Bugg ’62 Kate Barlow Cadwallader ’73 Bobby Chambers ’69 Bonnie Rhoads Cheek ’69

Steed Rollins

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



Emily Oates Wingfield


Tom Beischer

Rick Birgel

Paul Casey


Bonnie Boone

Bruno Freeman

Kerri Ballantyne Bridges

Billy Coxhead

Jamie Ludington

Anne Murray Lloyd

Debbie Howe Markland

Louise Few Rollins

Ian Patrick

Ashlin Thomas Wilbanks

Mary Ruth Mellown Houston Roger Jeffs

Sims Preston

Claire Sanders


Marion Ross Godfrey ’64


Virginia York Setzer

Trena Griffith-Hawkins ’71

Deb Claypoole Anderson


Sue Coonrad Cullen ’72 Carolyn Eaves Davidson ’70

Mary Trent Jones ’58 Tom Kenan ’55 Lionel Kennedy ’70 Danny Lloyd ’71 Kathy Davenport McPherson ’66 Merle Umstead Richey ’60 Michele Shafroth ’76 Cookie Teer ’59 Carlyle White ’65

CLASS OF 1977 Tina Anderson

Marcy Behar Bolster Todd Bridges Roger Brooks Alexander Isley Elizabeth Old Ker Martha Harrison Kreeger Debbie Crovitz Manus Emily Oliver Scott Robinson David Teer Jeff Wilkins

Bill Brenner


Glenn Gentry

Mark Anderson

Jeff Hamill Masaki Okawa Mike Wilkins George Williams Shelli Ballantyne Wilson

Natalia Castillo Tad DeBerry Laura Heyneman John Klintworth Susan Warner Nance Jon Peter


Vincent Quiett

Sherry Bartholomew Holtzclaw

Peter Strickland

Xandy Peete Jones

Elisabeth Davis Wharton

Steve Loehr Janis Bergman Tillman

CLASS OF 1985 David Beischer Scott Collie Peter Mayer Brendan Moylan Jon Stone

Sybil Rockwell Robb

CLASS OF 1988 Anonymous (3) Elizabeth Schiebel Albright Neal Ellis Melissa Brodie Hanenberger Lee Huskins Chris Porter

CLASS OF 1989 Anonymous Will Andersen David Bell Shea Maynard Breitling


Bob Cole


Conrad Hall

Jonathan Avery Lee Barnes Chris Cole Rob Everett Rachel Erickson Hee Lisa Tulchin Janz

Katie Coleman Helmer Libby Lang Edward Olanow David Ravin Mandy Turvey Ravin Marcelle Rockwell

Rob Phay

Robert Vogler

Kate Keese Ross

Charlie Wilson

Peter Rourk

Crickett Johnston Woloson

Meg Herbert Roach Continued 26


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Amanda McCoy Sachs

Cameron Brodie


Chris Spence

Sarah Bardinelli Gibbs

Ryan Stewart

Bradley Hardy

John Crumbliss

Mary Leigh Cherry

Betsy Hage

Elijah Cocks

Mike Larson

Ryan Frost

Jennifer Hoog Nichols

Kevin LaForce

Martha Smalley Sanford

Rosemary Nye McNish

Brian Vick

Merideth Cox Ostrer



Anonymous (3)

Anonymous (3)

Ashley Atkins

Millie Long Barritt

Douglas Dicconson

Sean Bilsborrow

Jeremy Durack

Blake Teer Ellis

Katie Barton Flowers

Jonathan Evans

Virginia Reves Hall

Billy Fischer

Tracy Hardaker

Jane Stewart Hamlin

Hans Huang

Ward Horton

Jimbo Huckabee

Jeni Thompson Kim

Torsie Judkins

Ryan Hardaker LaForce

Kathy Oakes

David McCoy

Cathy MacIntyre O'Neill

Becca North

Ben Marks

Molly Williams Pugh

Allison McWilliams

Betsy Reves Sidebottom

Ken Mullins

Bronwyn Leech Thornburg

Andrea Banes Picon

Rachel Bergman Whitted

Nicky Epstein Ramsdell Laura Ritchie Taliaferro Gene Vann Laura Horton Virkler Cameron Graham Vivanco


CLASS OF 1995 Anonymous (3) Meredith Conley Adams Elizabeth Wahl Appelbaum Luke Barber Elizabeth Bast

Tyler Brodie

Suzanne Perreault Blakely

Chris Bugg

Kristen Hughey Bowie

Hope Williams Durack

Austine Mah Chan

Kim Durack

Caroline Helwig Dudley

Bret Ellis

Jack Haney

Bryan Flowers

Brian Leslie

Catherine North Hounfodji

Martha Rundles Palmer

Jon Macklin

Sarai Rightmyer Repoley

Kate McAllister Taylor

Lyle Ross



Betsy Fox

Elizabeth Richey Thompson

Katie Ryan Amick Kantz

Matt Webbink

William Kimbrell

Summer Lowe Webbink

Adam Lang Angie North Marshall

CLASS OF 1996 Anonymous (2) Bryson Brodie Christon Halkiotis Fancy Lacefield Hogan Seth Jernigan Anna Larson Dan Lowrie Will Ludington Josh Malenbaum

CLASS OF 1997 Anonymous Brendan Cox Andy Crawford Katie McClay Dawson Matthew Earp Ashley Horton Freedman Elizabeth Haney Brock Hilpert Meredith White Howell Sterling Mah Ingui Erica Teagarden Johnstone Josh Lewis Will McPherson

Matt McCuen Anna Hall Quarles Jeb Quarles Molly Shaw Christian Stahl Erika Streck Nick Torrey Brent Wootton Andy Wright

CLASS OF 1999 Erika Estrada Boden Liz Larson Clapham Matt Crawford Michael Dibbert Mary Guiteras Mack Hardaker Tanner Hock Margaret Jones Leyf Peirce Starling Molly Prentis Richey Jason Sholtz Catherine Ward


Anna Kemp Ray

Anonymous (2)

Charlie Ray

Anna Allen

Brooke Staton

Alivia Sholtz Archer

Sean Streck

Wendy Stiles Brooslin

Mike VanderWeide

Meredith Williams Chilausky

Morgan Edwards Whaley

Wes Crill


Tyler Elkins-Williams

Susan Knott Easterling Anonymous Steven Edwards

Mela Kirkpatrick Frye Josh Hertz Terri Ginsberg Jordan

Jason Kehrl

Jacob Berchuck

Malcolm McLean

Rob Bressler

Sarah Graham Motsinger

Kevin Cullen

Lee Patterson

Mykas Degesys

Joey Selim

Katye Proctor Freelon

Kelly Smoke

Julia Lacy Gaylord

Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola

David Hull

Guy Whilden

George Kirkland

Jessica Crowe Whilden

Sally Preminger Kudert Emily Pisetsky

CLASS OF 2001 Anonymous Everett Anderson Brendan Bradley

Stuart Ramsey Emily Wellman Willner


Julius Degesys

Sam Cunningham

Brian Dibbert

Sofija Degesys

Molly Kane Frommer

Martin Graebner

Lynn Fitch Furgurson

Andrew Heilmann

Anne Lacy Gialanella

Krishinda Lee

Caroline Mage

William McLean

Jessica Streck Ortolano

Caroline Paul Stutts

Amelia Ashton Thorn

Kelly Teagarden

Maggie McPherson Weir


CLASS OF 2005 Anonymous

Anonymous (3)

Marion Kennedy Amos

Lindsay Speir Ambler

Nick Bradley

Simon Curtis

Christine Suggs Brasseaux

Catherine Clark Everson

Bethany Walters Cashman

Ajay Kori

Kent Cheesborough

Andrew Moon

Schell Bressler Friede

Corey Mansfield Moore

David Hutchings

Jonathan Pas

Chip McCorkle

Joe Piscitello

Irene Pappas Rudnick

Julianna Tabor Rozychi

Ryan Steele

Ben Rudnick Lee Fisher Steele Andrew Yarbrough


CLASS OF 2006 Anonymous (2) Christina Bronec Jake Engebretsen

Anonymous (3)

Michael Hutchings

Mary Chesson Barnard

Kyle Sloate Kirkland

“We give to Durham Academy because there is nothing more important to us than to invest in our school and community, which are helping our children thrive and forge their own unique paths. We feel such immense gratitude to all the outstanding faculty, staff and administrators who are true partners to us in not just educating our children, but also raising them to be the moral, happy and productive adults we hope them to be one day.” —Mai and Craig Lowe, parents of Kai Lowe ’31, Felix Lowe ’32 and Lucille Lowe ’36

Continued da.org/philanthropy


“I recently decided to designate 50 percent of my Individual Retirement Account to Durham Academy. There were so many reasons for this decision. First and least important to me: taxes. Under current tax law, there may be multiple tax implications if I leave these assets to my children. But there are no taxes if I designate them to charity. An IRA designation also made it possible for me to make a larger contribution to DA than I thought possible. And why Durham Academy? I have received so many lifelong benefits from my DA education and my connection to the community. I was incredibly fortunate that my children were also able to attend the school. Beyond that, a consulting career that exposed me to schools across the country made me realize that Durham Academy is not just a good school — it’s an extraordinary school on a national level. My IRA designation to DA is one of the best investments I could make!”

Drew Littlewood John Meador Christine Sailer Drew Sutton Melanie Williams Nick Wisner

CLASS OF 2007 Anonymous (3) Natalie Sutton Alvarez Michelle Sutton Armenteros Kendall Bradley Robby Burroughs Cam Chambers Anna Bland Costello Becki Feinglos Ashley Greenleaf Margie Gudaitis Hess Jamie Gutter Rob Kirkland Lewis McCorkle Adair Mueller Samantha Mumma Parker Preyer Donna Tope Caroline Wisner

CLASS OF 2008 Si Carpenter Nick Livengood Sean Sketch

CLASS OF 2009 Anonymous (2) Margaret Anderson Laurel Burkbauer Nick Cariello Lenae' Frazier Andrew Herington

— Emily Oliver ’80 and Ben Edwards parents of Caroline Few Elliott ’10, Jackson Few ’14, Grif Edwards ’06, Emma Edwards ’08 and Sarah Edwards ’10



Kyle Mumma Worth Newman Nelson Rha

Will Rollins Kathryn Peters Sciandra

CLASS OF 2014 Anonymous

Yaakov Huba Alex Polzak Bryant Randleman


Alex Herrle

Caroline Bodager

Khari Williams




Devin Gustafson Rachel Hall Tyler O'Neal Tatum Pottenger Kylie Reeves Tevin Wilson

Kent Sutton

Anonymous (2) Will Beischer Claire Burdick Lily Burdick Cameron Byerly


Jason Lapidus

Anonymous (2)

Alice Ward

Catherine Circeo Taylor Circeo Grant Engebretsen Alexis Hewitt Robert Jackson Alison Kohl David Sailer Grant Sutton Soph Tsang Carl Ward

CLASS OF 2012 Anonymous Braxton Carr Annie Giarla-Carr Sammy Hobgood Kiran Jones

CLASS OF 2013 Braxton Lloyd Elizabeth Parry David Peters Will Phillips Betsy Wiener

Will Schwartz

Alex Bayer Casey Carrow Adriana Kim Marlee McKenna Will Nichols Christos Polzak

Sierra Brown

Julia Brumley

Veronica Kim

Graham Hairston

Lydia Carbuccia Isabel Gutierrez Kyla Hodges Mariah Lowther Xavier Nonez Adam Ushpol

Robert Berry ’77 George Brumley IV ’07

Alexei Byerly

Nick Beischer

Hall Barnes ’79



The following people were memorialized with a gift to Durham Academy.

George Brumley III

Hank Tucker Justin Warren


Tharindu Fernando Kate Nichols Ryan Norris Lauren Read Jake Schwartz Matt Schwartz Lucy Steiner

Jordan Brumley ’10 Ki Caldwell Angela Cockman Anderson Cole ’80 Beth Crawford Joe Farmer ’77 Scott Filston ’84 Thomas Land Fowler ’73 Dave Gould John Hager ’54 Luca Harrell ’10 Alexa Hechema ’24 Jimmy Leonardi ’98

Cait Ushpol

Jack Linger ’20


Bruce Mickey ’81


James Palmer

Emma Ellis David Klein Jack McCallie Kenan Ulku-Steiner


Kurt Meyer ’77 Carol Morgan Vincent Smith Justin Straus ’14 Gail Walker Tim Whiting ’93 Charlie Witzleben

Blake Byerly Nechama Huba




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


Cisco Systems

Fox Family Foundation

National Christian Foundation

Acquis Consulting Group

Clorox Community Foundation



ActivEdge Fitness

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Gilead Sciences

Northwestern Mutual Foundation


Community Foundation for Greater Richmond



American Endowment Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro


Panter Foundation

American Funds

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Graham Family Foundation

Pamela T. Osborne Charitable Fund

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cornerstone Government Affairs

Gumbo Foundation


Applied Materials

Croasdaile Dental Arts

Illinois Tool Works

The Randleigh Foundation

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

The Crowley Foundation


Ryan Family Foundation

Arthur J Gallagher

Danaher Corporation

James and Mildred Wilkinson Charitable



Deutsche Bank

Bank of America Matching Gifts

Duke University Medical Center

J.P. Morgan

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Barnes Family Foundation

Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation

Kaiser Permanente

Towering Pines Foundation


Edward Jones Charitable Gift Fund

KONTEK Systems

Truist Foundation


EmergeOrtho of the Triangle


Triangle Community Foundation


Epic Games

LORD Corporation

UnitedHealthcare Group

Blue Cross Blue Shield

F. M. Kirby Foundation

McKesson Corporation

Vanguard Charitable

Blue Water Pediatric Dentistry

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation


Watson W. Wise Foundation


Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund


Wells Fargo


Finn Facial Plastics



Carolina Godiva Summer Track Club

Fisher Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Charities Aid Foundation America

Foundation of the Carolinas

Murrill Foundation


“I give to Durham Academy because I am very grateful not just for the education I received, but for the community. The teachers really care about their students and want to help them learn and grow both academically and personally. They were always there for me, whether it was a math question, advice about summer plans or just joking around after class.” — Rachel Erickson Hee ’86 32


Schwab Charitable

ENDOWMENT & RESTRICTED GIFTS While Durham Academy relies on the flexible support provided by the Durham Academy Fund, gifts that grow our endowment and strengthen curricular and extracurricular programs are investments in the school’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, 2021, and June 30, 2022.



Strong endowments distinguish the most

Athletic Department

Head of School's Discretionary Fund


History Department

the school on an annual basis in perpetuity,

Boys Basketball

In The Pocket

allowing our people and programs to be agile

Boys Golf


Boys Lacrosse

Library Honor Books

COVID-19 Durham Academy Family

Lower School Garden

successful independent schools. Durham Academy’s endowed funds support

and innovative as education evolves. Amelia Matthews Endowment Beth Crawford Lower School Scholarship Fund Briner Endowment Fund Class of 1998 Jimmy W. Leonardi Memorial

Support Fund Cross-Country DA Summer Financial Aid

Scholarship Fund

DARC SIDE Robotics Team

Dr. James Palmer Memorial Fund

Speech and Debate

Hall Barnes Memorial Fund

Diversity, Equity and Engagement

Jack Linger Explorers Fund

Faculty Support and Development

James Anderson Cole III Memorial Fund

Financial Aid for Immediate Impact

Joseph Farmer III Memorial Fund

Fine Arts

McWilliams Scholarship Fund

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Phay Family Scholarship Fund

Girls Basketball

Scott Jameson Filston Memorial Fund

Girls Golf

Segar-Gildin Family Financial Aid Fund

Girls Lacrosse

Sheppy Vann Preschool Scholarship Fund Thomas Land Fowler Memorial Fund


$130,740 Received in Matching Gifts

Lower School STEM Mental Health and Wellness Middle School STEAM Parents Association Used Book Sale Performing Arts Preschool Director’s Discretionary Fund Track and Field Upper School Garden Upper School Musicals Upper School STEM Upper School Theatre


Donors took Advantage of Matching Gifts from their Employer

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


Middle School Arts & World Languages Center Horton Hall




Beyond the Threshold is the most ambitious fundraising effort the school has ever undertaken. Since 2018, Durham Academy has received 131 gifts in support of capital projects, which contributed to a total of $24.2M in support of Beyond the Threshold’s three priorities: Upper School Campus Transformation, Middle School Campus Reimagination and the Durham Academy Fund. These exciting campus plans mark the next phase in Durham Academy's long history of creating state-of-theart learning environments that allow faculty to explore innovative and collaborative learning experiences for students. The impact of these gifts will be felt far beyond the buildings, people and programs they support. $24.2M



To be Raised by June 30, 2024





We wish you continued success in your future endeavors at these colleges and universities: American University Appalachian State University Babson College Boston College Boston University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Carleton College Case Western Reserve University Chapman University Colgate University Dartmouth College Davidson College Duke University Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emory University

Florida International University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Gettysburg College Harvard University Haverford College High Point University Kenyon College Loyola University Chicago Middlebury College New York University Northeastern University Ohio Wesleyan University Pennsylvania State University Princeton University Purdue University Reed College

Skidmore College Smith College Swarthmore College Sweet Briar College Syracuse University The Catholic University of America The New School — Parsons School of Design The University of Texas at Austin University of California, Santa Barbara University of Georgia University of Miami University of Michigan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of North Florida University of Notre Dame University of Pittsburgh University of Richmond University of Southern California University of Tennessee University of Tokyo Vanderbilt University Vassar College Villanova University Virginia Polytechnic Institute Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Yale University

Photo by Kim Walker


$419,178 Raised on Giving Day

It is through your steadfast support and partnership that Durham Academy continues to reach great heights. Thank you for everything you do to support our school.

35 States Represented Including Hawaii

Contact us at philanthropy@da.org.


Raised by Grandparents


First-Time Donors Plus Washington, D.C., Brazil and Japan!

Caylan Ashworth

Willetha Barnette

Christine Lunsford

Tim McKenna

Assistant Director

Director of Donor Services

Assistant Director

Director of Alumni

of Annual Philanthropy


of Family Philanthropy

and Engagement


Michelle Morgan

Sarah Graham

Morgan Edwards

Director of Philanthropy

Motsinger ’00

Whaley ’97

Associate Director

Associate Director

of Philanthropy,

of Philanthropy,

Engagement and Events




Parents of Alumni Donors

Raised by Current Parents

Alumni Donors




Faculty and Staff Donors




Office of Philanthropy Durham Academy 3601 Ridge Road Durham, NC 27705-5599