Durham Academy 2021–2022 Impact Report

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Durham Academy 2021–2022 IMPACT REPORT

thank you...

To our who supported philanthropic efforts, creating a positive impact on every student and every teacher, every 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.Toour 1,095 DONORS who generously donated $419,178 on a record-breaking Giving Day.




To COMMUNITY for collectively raising to support students and



To our 488 FAMILIES who joined a GIVING CIRCLE with their gifts to Durham Academy.

da.org/philanthropy 1 3 Letter from the Board Chair and Head of School 4 2021-2022 Enrollment Profile 5 2021-2022 Financial Report 6 Durham Academy Fund & Areas of Impact 8 Philanthropy Volunteers 9 Parents Association 11 Roll of Donors 24 Giving Societies 25 Giving Circles 26 Alumni Giving by Class 31 Gifts in Memory 32 Corporation & Foundation Support 33 Endowments & Restricted Gifts 33 Employer Matching Gifts 34 Beyond the Threshold 36 Congratulations, Durham Academy Class of 2022 CONTENTS

Above and cover photos by Kathy McPherson

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 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.


Photo by Bob Karp

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

Michael Ulku-Steiner Head of School

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.”

• Field Days & Grandparents and Special Friends Days

• play active roles in their lessons;

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.

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.

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:

2. 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.

3. 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:

• have more choice and voice in what and how they learn;

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.

• and find meaning and purpose in their work.

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.

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.”

• bring their healthiest and most authentic selves to school;

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.

Especially when students are practicing teamwork, citizenship and leadership, they are developing their best selves to make the world a better place.

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Caroline Rogers Chair of the Board of Trustees

• The Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run and the All-School Picnic (both orchestrated by our relentlessly positive Parents Association)

• 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

1,232 EnrollmentTotal $4,518,114 FinancialAwardedAid 44% StudentsofColor DURHAM 60% CHAPEL HILL 27% OTHER 13% Geographic Diversity ENROLLMENT2021–2022PROFILE

Endowment Funds $47,427

Durham Academy Fund 4.3%

Auxiliary Services 4.4%

Restricted Funds $258,277

Endowment Income 0.6%

$1.65M $1.2M $1.3M $1.22M $1.28M $2.31M$413K$4.46M $3.53M $3.62M $306K $130K $287K $281K $235K INVESTMENTS $4,577,219 FinancialAid $23,774,058 &SalariesBenefits $2,845,789 Instructional,Technology&Athletics We support our students and families by attracting and retaining exceptional faculty, creating a socioeconomically diverse community, and providing opportunities for growth in and out of the classroom. OVERALL PHILANTHROPY 15% Alumni29% Grandparents 20% ofParentsAlumni 100% Trustees 70% ParentsCurrent 73% ParentsNew81% Faculty&Staff


JULY 1, 2021–JUNE 30, 2022


Capital Projects $2,314,604

Other Income 0.3%

TOTAL $4,276,668

Tuition and Fees 90.4%


da.org/philanthropy 5 2021–2022 FINANCIAL REPORT $0 $0 $0 ̓17– ̓18 ̓17– ̓18 ̓17– ̓18̓18– ̓19 ̓18– ̓19 ̓18– ̓19̓19– 20 ̓19– 20 ̓19– 20̓20– 21 ̓21– 22 ̓21– 22 ̓20– 22̓20– 21 ̓20– 21 $4,276,668 Summary of Giving $14,153,273 Total Endowment 5-YEAR TREND DURHAM ACADEMY FUND CAPITAL PROJECTS OTHER GIFTS

Durham Academy Fund $1,655,960

DURHAM ACADEMY FUND $1,149 Average Gift 1,441 Donors $1,655,960 Raised 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. Trustees 100% Current Parents 67% Alumni 14% Grandparents 28% Parents of Alumni 18% New Parents 68% Faculty and Staff 77% Participation percentages are based on the number of donors solicited. DA PARTICIPATIONFUND 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.


Faculty Support & Development

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.

You help pave the way for generations to come.

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Diversity, Equity & Engagement


Budgetary support underscores Durham Academy’s financial health.

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

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


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

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

1 Your gift goes to work immediately.


Area of Greatest Need

Financial Aid


Arts & Humanities

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

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

2 You impact each and every student.

Caroline Rogers, Chair

Joia Freeman ’14

and performance of the school and to make recommendations when planning, developing and establishing policy.

Roger Brooks ’80

Laura Horton Virkler ’91

Debbie Dibbert

Rob Kirkland ’07

Rasna JessicaLindseyJenniferPrakashRileyViensCroweWhilden ’00

David Peters ’13 Derek Rhodes ’11 Steed Rollins ’78

Jason Lapidus ’15

Luke SterlingHobsonHoffmanHoganMahIngui ’97

Kavita Nayar, Secretary



Executive Director

Meredith White Howell ’97

Brian Vick ’90

Nick Wisner ’06


Crawford Leavoy Delores Moore


Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07

Nina LeeDeloresKingMoorePatterson’00, Ex officio, Alumni Board President



Members of the Durham Academy Board of Trustees serve as stewards of the school who hold in trust its mission and reputation. As such, trustees accept the obligation to preserve and advance the institution. Their work 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 operations. The board utilizes its committees to study and assess the needs, activities

Ashini Fernando Leora Fields, Ex officio, Parents Association President Randy SterlingHobsonGelberHoganMahIngui ’97 Monica Jenkins Selena Keegan

Hobson Hogan, Chair Stephen Bayer Ashley Horton Freedman ’97 Kelly MargieFreishtatGudiatis Hess ’07

Melissa Pfeil

Chuck Lovelace, Vice Chair

Michael Ulku-Steiner, Ex officio, Head of School

Monica Jenkins Nina MichaelMikeSvatiCulverJoeCarolineZankhnaKavitaDeloresAmandaKingLacoffMooreNayarParekhRogersSalamaScalesShahSholtzUlku-Steiner, Head of School

Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01

Lee Patterson ’00, President

Alumni Class Representatives

Molly Shaw ’98

Beth Anderson, Ex officio, Hill Learning Center

Edwin Poston, Treasurer

Jennifer Bullock

Bradley Hardy ’98

Paul Casey ’87

Katye Proctor Freelon ’03, Vice President

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 Lee Patterson ’00 David Peters ’13 Tatum Pottenger ’10 Derek Rhodes ’11 Steed Rollins ’78 Louise Few Rollins ’82 Molly Shaw ’98 Ryan Stewart ’95 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 BEYOND STEERINGTHRESHOLDTHECAMPAIGNCOMMITTEE Karen Rabenau, Chair Roger Brooks ’80* Paul Casey ’87 Debbie Dibbert Ashley Horton Freedman ’97 Randy HobsonGelberHogan Jimbo Huckabee ’91 Brendan Moylan ’85 Edwin LauraNealAnnCarolinePoston*RogersSmith*Triplett*HortonVirkler ’91 Lauren Whitehurst* *former member GIVING VOLUNTEERSDAY Committee Zankhna Parekh, Chair Dori KatyeTeresaMargaretTaraAllisonBayerChandlerClaytonDillardEngebretsenProctorFreelon ’03 Molly Kane Frommer ’01 Lori AshleyHawkinsHinton

Kirsten Vollmer ’87

Monica Newkirk Sarah Pfeister

Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola ’00

Follow Durham Academy Parents Association on Instagram @da_parents.

13 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.

Leora Fields, President Rasna Prakash, President-Elect

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.


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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.

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.

Delores Moore, Treasurer Asha Patel, Secretary

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:

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Lee Barnes ’86 and Christy Barnes

David Beischer ’85 and Michelle Beischer

David Dowdy and Lindsey Keegan

Andy Freedman and Ashley Horton Freedman ’97 Randy and Debra Gelber

Geoff and Selena Keegan

Tom Kenan ’55

Brendan Moylan ’85 and Cindy Moylan Chris and Judi Ng Cashin

Javi Armenteros and Michelle Sutton Armenteros ’07

Duke University Medical Center Steve and Melinda Duncker

Tom and Melissa Pfeil

Drayton Virkler and Laura Horton Virkler ’91 Carlyle White ’65 and Debbie White Charlie Wilson ’89 and Fran Wilson

Jim and Laura Anderson

Fox Family Foundation

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 HuaboLoweLu and Shuli Zou Bill and Kelly Marchese Brad and Michelle McKee Ian McKelvie and Hanna Tieu Eric and Delores Moore

Drew Sutton ’06 and Fran Sutton Grant Sutton ’11

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.

Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80 F. M. Kirby Foundation


Edwin and Harriet Poston Bryson and Lauren Powell Ashish and Rasna Prakash

David Harpole and Karen Rabenau Hobson Hogan and Fancy Lacefield Hogan ’96 Trig and Alice Horton

Anonymous (4)

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 Kim Satterfield Tom and Janet Savage Chuck and Culver Scales Jeff Tillman and Janis Bergman Tillman ’84 Kevin and Jennifer Trapani 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

Justin and Hadley Nixon Rahul and Neha Pagidipati

David Ravin ’89 and Mandy Turvey Ravin ’89 Arthur and Caroline Rogers Paul and Lee Schmidt Ann ChenjianEddieSmithSmithSun and YanQing Teng

Sachin and Shraddha Mudvari Karin and Robert Oliver Russ and Robyn Owens Ed TimPowellandKaren Proctor Dee and Jennifer Riley Joe and April Salama Eric and Jill Smith

Tom Beischer ’87 and Lily So Beischer Earl and Margaret Chesson

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

Anonymous (2)

ContinuedPhoto by Kathy McPherson

Kent Sutton ’14

Michael Alvarez and Natalie Sutton Alvarez ’07

Bob and Lynn Keegan


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

Mark Anderson ’81 and Mary Eileen BoBrianKrisBrendaAndersonBrodieandJulieBursonandEricaCaveneyandTaraClayton


Andy Crawford ’97 and Mimi Crawford AJ and Vanessa Dexter

Neal and Karen Triplett

David Goldstein and Kavita Nayar Gumbo Foundation Mark and Mimi Hansen Michael and Katherine Hasper Doug and Kathy Hodges Joel Hornstein and Emily PutnamWardHornsteinHorton ’94 and Alexa Horton

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

DebAnonymousClaypoole Anderson ’80 Jamie and Caylan Ashworth Scott and Heather Baker Stephen and Dori Bayer Andy and Meg Bronneck Ray and Evelyn Crowley

Lianny Feng and Emmy Dai Scott and Kelly Freishtat Paul and Meredith Friga Scott Frommer and Molly Kane Frommer ’01 Russ and Pam Goin

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Tamre and Heather Edwards Anthony and Ashini Fernando Pierce Freelon and Katye Proctor Freelon ’03 Greg and Kelly Friedlander

Richard Shannon and Brandy Patterson Peter Slomianyj and Jane Chen Carol Smithwick

Del Gaizo Mehul and Kruti Desai Rajeev Dharmapurikar and Sangeeta Joshi Doug and Debbie Dibbert Douglas Dicconson ’91 and Kimberly ChipDicconsonandMargaret Dillard Thai Doan and Joannellyn Chiu Jay and Laura Doss Betty Doyle

Chris and Caroline Hamilton Josh and Kate Hammer

Robert Harper and Erin McCrum David and Elizabeth Hays Rob and Kathy Hershey Josh Hertz ’00

Jon Stone ’85 and Julie Stone Kevin Sun and Annie Xu Ashley Swigart Ray Tan and Diana Hsu Buck and Barry Taylor Mark and Karen Webbink Arlon Wilber and Alexa Powell

Justin Hunter and Lenora Midyette Michael Hutchings ’06 James and Mildred Wilkinson Charitable AdamFoundationandSusan Jones

Anonymous (7)

Guoqing Li and Tian Tian Joel Lipsitch and Abbie Melnick Zebin Liu and Liming Dong Chuck and Karen Lovelace Tim and Daisy Lovelace Christian and Fiona Lundblad Jonathan and Chris Mark Keith Markland and Debbie Howe Markland ’87 Graham and Kim McWhorter


Craig Burnside and Kari Winter Jason and Meredith Butler

Timothy Mooney Gregg and Cindy Pacchiana Vamsee and Vani Pamula

Anonymous (9)

Jeff Doyle and Melissa Ellis

Jon Duensing and Pauline An Duensing Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family TylerScottJeannieFoundationEdwardsandLynEdwardsElkins-Williams’00

Michael Kraskin and JoAnna McFadden Naveen and Amy Kumar Edward and Pattie Kushner Lex and Kathy Larson

Jacob Appelbaum and Elizabeth Wahl Appelbaum ’95

George Hugh and Ann Leininger Brian and Monica Jenkins Bret and Julie Jennings

Anna Wilson and Rebekah Fergusson Dadi Xing and Yanfang Li Rachel Zeng Robert and Janet Zucker

Hill and Sheri-lyn Carrow Natalia Castillo ’81 Bob and Bonnie Cerwin John and Elizabeth Chapman Robert and Jennifer Christian Riccardo Colacito and Anna Bassi John and Lauren Coyle Matt Crawford ’99 and Julie Crawford Kevin Cullen ’03 and Holly Becker Cullen Tim and Bobbie Dahlgren Susie AndrewDavidsonandChristina

Tim and Sue Jones Jason Kehrl ’00

Gautham and Diti Aggarwal Anil and Stacey Asnani Rodney and Mala Bailey Armando and Jennifer Bedoya Deb and Amrita Bhowmick

Alex Herzick and Sima Sistani Dax and Allison Hill Todd and Erica Hill Matt and Eda Holl Jiang Hong and Lijia Qin Jason Howell and Meredith White Howell ’97 Duncan and Linsey Hughes Barbara Hulka


John and Stacey Burkert

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 Matt and Tiffany Hilton Will and Renee Hodges

Peter Yao and Evelyn Hu Jaepil Yoon and Kyungwon Shin

Bruce and Paula Alexander Simon and Julie Allen Marion Kennedy Amos ’05 Kiran Anna and Archana Rao Everett Anderson ’01 and Michelle Rhino

and Priti ElkinsDarrenWilliamsand Caroline Farrell Gail Fearing Howard and Kay Filston Billy Fischer ’94 and Leah Fischer Rick and Laura Fisher

Mark Fossum and Brittany Zwischenberger Brent and Tammy Fox Weston and Dana Fox John and Shirley Gaither Tao Gao and Maria Wang Tie Gao and Michelle Zhao Jack and Sally Graham Leesie Guthridge


Elizabeth Haney ’97 Nathan and Lori Hanks

Jeff Wilcox and Leslie Marx Markus Wilhelm and Celia Wu Jeff Wilkins '80

Yogin Patel and Deepti Gupta Mike Pelletier and Eric Poon Ben and Ashley Perry Mark and Amy Scurria

Zach and Danielle Bishop

DJ Patel and Parul Bhagalia-Patel Vikas and Neha Patel

Jeff Boden and Erika Estrada Boden ’99 Todd Bridges ’80 and Kerri Ballantyne Bridges ’79 Barbara Brown

Phil Breitfeld and Sue Kreissman Gary Bressler ’70 and Barbara Bressler Rob Bressler ’03 and Leah Bressler Brad and Cheryl Briner Chris and Meredith Broderick Bryson Brodie ’96 Tom and Eileen Brundage Rob and Lydia Califf Huabin Cao and Rong Guo Xiang Cao and Zhou Yu Jack Carlin

Dan and Sumi Ariely Ken and Andi Auman Bryan and Victoria Bell Jerry and Anne Benson Eric Berkowitz and Sara Oliver Kyle Black and Heath Aldridge Mel Black and Peggy Jez-Black Mike and Jenny Blazing Armando Boniche and Kathryn Boys Kendall Bradley ’07

Paul Casey ’87 and Sarah Casey Chris and Hayley Cepeda Mark and Allison Chandler Matt and Anne Costello

Kenny and Kara Turner Mike and Sarah Upchurch


John Whaley and Morgan Edwards Whaley ’97

John Travers and Xunrong Luo Don and Kim Tupper

—Paul and Meredith Friga, parents of Nicholas Friga ’26

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Tony Sciandra and Kathryn Peters Sciandra ’09

Yuriy Simakov and Oksana Klyuchnyk

Tim Wilkinson

Nan Schiebel

Ron Norris and Kandance Weems Norris Panter MuhammadFoundationandNadia

Ben Rotenberg and Cynthia Walukewicz

Price and Anitra St. Hilaire


Qianben and Hongyan Wang Eric and Gerty Ward

Jim Maynard and Holly Brown Chip McCorkle ’05 and Allison McCorkle Christopher and Judith McCrudden Ken McNish and Rosemary Nye McNish ’93 Allison McWilliams ’91 Michael and Carolyn Meredith Avery and Mimi Miles

Brian Vick ’90 and Ellen Vick Gregory and Diane Walker

Matthew and Mia Sharrock

Clarence and Mildred Williams Bob and Marcia Wines

Mike and Beth Sholtz

James and Lisa Ruth

Jimmy Kim and JooRi Park Mike and Angie Kincade Gray and Lindsay King Kirk and Leslie Kirkland Michael and Kristen Klein Paul and Megan Klenk Eric Li and Lindsay Sun Tisha Lindberg

Jim and Lauren Whitehurst Dirk and Marlo Wilcox

Michael Sachs and Amanda McCoy Sachs ’95 Carol Saur

Mark Miller and Sarah O'Keefe Tim and Beth Miller Richard and Helen Moon Rob and Ingrid Morris

Lee Patterson ’00 and Lucy Patterson David Peters ’13

Dan and Deborah Sorin

Richard and Nancy Stack Brooke Staton ’97 Ryan Stewart ’95

Dickens and Adrea Theodore Brandon and Diem Tom Allen and Kate Torrey

Carmen Williams and Ann Miller

Steve Loehr ’84 and Laura Loehr Jianfeng Lu and Jichun Xie Christopher and Itta MacNevin Kondal and Kavitha Madaram

AJ Motsinger and Sarah Graham Motsinger ’00

Andrew and Kelly Muir Mike and Claire Nelson

Bruce Peyser and Cynthia Shortell Joe Piscitello ’02 and Amy Bryson

Eric and Jane Swain Robert and Stacy Swinney

Akash and Andrea Patel

Ben Rudnick ’02 and Irene Pappas Rudnick ’05

Tian Liu and Wendy Wang

“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.”

Bill and Pokey Schiff

Neal and Becky Simmons

Anil Madhok and Kaveri Camire Steven and Laura Maier

Jon and Delores Roeder Lyle Ross ’95 and Lizzie Ross

Daniel Shumate and Jenn Rymer

Watson W. Wise Foundation Dan and Stephanie Wechsler

Richard and Debbie Rand Brent Richey and Molly Prentis Richey ’99 David and Stephanie Ridley Jimmy and Jennifer Roberts

Andrew and Rebecca Shores

Robert Ian Blakely and Suzanne Perreault Blakely ’95

David and Catherine Woodard

Eric Block and Begum Erden Nelson

Ryan Bowie and Kristen Hughey Bowie ’95

Araba Afenyi-Annan Kojo and Teddi Afenyi-Annan Amin Ahmad and Jennifer Nash Ben and Kim Aitken

CarolineBobbBodager ’10

Alivia Sholtz Archer ’00

Hollye JonathanAtwoodAvery ’86 and Kirsten Avery Jordan and Hunter Babwah

Nick Lowther and Bonnie Boone ’82 Kennon and Holly Borden

Tony Yang and Amy Sun Andrew Yarbrough ’02 and Jane Yarbrough Lyle Yetman and Ashley Yetman William and Faith Yetman

Pei Zhou and Jia You


Bill and Kelly Wood

Burton Balfour and Claire Sanders ’79 Ed and Betty Bannat Kelcey and Ellen Barber

Brad Woloson and Crickett Johnston Woloson ’89

Jim and Martha Baker Randy and Becky Baker Steve and Bes Baldwin

Luke Barber ’95

Anonymous (126) Guenevere Abernathy Melih and Oyku Adali Meredith Conley Adams ’95

Matt Ambrosia

Bob and Blanche Bast Elizabeth Bast ’95

Calvin and Valerie Anderson Ed and Beth Anderson

Randeep and Pooja Basu Deb and Kristian Bawcom

Elliott and Connie Bossen

Robert and Shelley Beall John and Bev Beck

Jean Bethea

Ashley Bitting

Barritt ’94

Alex Bayer ’20

Mary Chesson Barnard ’03


Nick Beischer ’17

Jorge and Nancy Bartolome

Will Beischer ’15

Jeff and Cooper Biersach

Sean Bilsborrow ’94 and Audrey Bilsborrow Rick Birgel ’82

James and Christina Bohanek

Andy Albright and Elizabeth Schiebel Albright ’88 Sky Alibhai and Zoe Jewell Anna Allen ’00 Andrew and Mercedes Almodóvar Brian and Alexina Alonso

Tony Bowes and Shayla Randolph-Bowes

Nick Wisner ’06 and Ashley Greenleaf ’07

Will Andersen ’89 Banks and Nancy Anderson

Art and Diane Belden David Bell ’89 and Tara Bell Robert Benjamin and Rachel Tesser Jacob Berchuck ’03

Raymond and Glenda Bailey Al and Lynn Baker

Jonathan Ambler and Lindsay Speir Ambler ’02

Fernando and Maria Cassinelli Bernstein

Owen Astrachan and Laura Heyneman ’81 Ashley Atkins ’91


Margaret Anderson ’09 Tina Anderson ’77 Anne GregShirleyAndrewsAnglinArcherand

Laurel Burkbauer ’09 Erin HarriettBurnetteBurns

Ryan and Chrissie Bushey Bryan and Kirsten Bushick

Nick Cariello ’09

Brad Breitling and Shea Maynard Breitling ’89

Maggie Bryant

Jeff Carpenter and Victoria Muradi Si Carpenter ’08

Christopher Cameron and Nicole Guinn Lydia Carbuccia ’17

Cameron Byerly ’15 Ingrid Byerly

Bethany Walters Cashman ’05 Ward and Joan Cates

Michael Dibbert ’99 and Carolyn Dibbert John Dimuzio and Marcy Behar Bolster ’80 Carolyn Dolan Jake and Amanda Dolan Frank and Pat Dominguez Patti Donnelly Jack and Nickie Donovan Bob and Susan Douglas David Drake May and Harald Dreckmann David and Roberta Drewry Jennifer Duckett

Paula Ehrlich

Tyler Brodie ’92

Clapham ’99 Larry and Phyllis Clark Anthony Clay Susan and Freddy Clayton James Cleary Larry and Kathy Cleaver

Owen and Ashley Bryant

Claire Burdick ’15

Ed Bridgeford and Jennifer Brennan

Betsy Brown

Jared Brooslin and Wendy Stiles Brooslin ’00

Ronnie Chatterji and Neely Shah Bonnie Rhoads Cheek ’69 George and Catherine Cheely Ray and Jean Cheely Kent Cheesborough ’05 and Aimee LihongCheesboroughChenand Lei Zhu Wenfeng Chen and Hongyun Zhou Christopher Chien and Julie Doberne Matt Chilausky and Meredith Williams Chilausky ’00

Don Bradley and Kathy Andolsek

David and Timiny Braemer

Kim Durack ’92 and Hope Williams ’92 Matthew Earp ’97

Brendan Bradley ’01

Keith Burridge and Pat Saling Robby Burroughs ’07 and Katie Burroughs Jordan and Teri Burrus Stuart and Michelle Bush

Alexei Byerly ’21 Blake Byerly ’19


Julius Degesys ’01 Mykas Degesys ’03

Jeff Burch and Brent Wolfe

Chris Click

Sierra Brown ’21

Shelley and Jo Anne Earp

Tom and Pam Eller

Scott Collie ’85 and Amy Collie Kevin and Susan Concanno Thomas and Beth Cornwall Anna Bland Costello ’07 Brendan Cox ’97

Jason and Kelly Cloninger Nicholas and Katherine Cloninger Adam Cluff Frank and Marianne Cocchiaro Julian CecilBarbaraElijahGregoryCochranCockmanCocks’93CoeneandStephanie Cohn

Janet CameronBriggsBrodie ’90

Steven Edwards ’98 and Shalane Flanagan William and Anna Edwards

Jake Engebretsen ’06 Steve and Teresa Engebretsen Tom and Tara Eppinger

Erika Streck Cerwin ’98

Jason Brent and Lisa Levenstein

Bruno Estigarribia and Ellen McLarney Jonathan Evans ’94 and Sally Evans

Simon Curtis ’02 and Despina Curtis Tommy and Lisa D'Amico Andy and Shelley Danser Carolyn Eaves Davidson ’70 Harry BradleyDavidsonDawson and Katie McClay Dawson ’97

Billy Coxhead ’82 and Lori Coxhead Kathie and John Coyle Shea and Amy Craig Wes Crill ’00 and Ashley Crill Bill and Narda Croughwell Richard and Carol Crowe Steve and Anna Lisa Crowley John Crumbliss ’90 and Blakeslee Potter GaryCrumblissandMegan Crunkleton Rachel and Jonathon Cummings Sam Cunningham ’04 Sharon RichardCurleandAlyson Curtis

Dan Dudley and Caroline Helwig Dudley ’95 Sid DuPont and Kathy McKee Jeremy Durack ’91

Reid Chisholm and Julia Kim Kent and Mary Christison Jennifer TomJamieTaylorCatherineChristmanCirceo’11Circeo’11andRobynClaarClaphamandLizLarson

Robb Cadwallader and Kate Barlow Cadwallader ’73

Andrea Caruso

Lily Burdick ’15

Tony de los Reyes and Mary Leigh Cherry ’93 Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry Lee and Marilyn Dedmon

Chris and Carla Brady

Nick Bradley ’05

Will and Jamie Chambliss Arthur Chan and Austine Mah Chan ’95 Dave and Judy Chandler Gary and Jane Chandler

Ann ChrisBusselandMelody Butts

John and Barbara Bronneck

Chris Bugg ’92

Andrew Brasseaux and Christine Suggs Brasseaux '05

Braxton Carr ’12 and Annie Giarla-Carr ’12

Tommy and Vicki Brundage Jamie Bryan ’75

Anne Clement

Matt Ellis and Sheila Lee Neal Ellis ’88 and Jaime Ellis Susan Ellis Pam and Mike Elting Marge Enberg Grant Engebretsen ’11

Bobby Chambers ’69 and Lucy Chambers Cam Chambers ’07

Christina Bronec ’06

Bert and Molly Dempsey April Di Costanzo Ahmed and Ashante Diallo Brian Dibbert ’01

Zachary and Ellen Brown

Bill Easterling and Susan Knott Easterling ’00 Jorge Echeverria and Doris Alberto Bill and Gladys Edwards

John Bugg ’62 and Sally Bugg Weldon and Jennifer Bullock

Chris Cole ’86 and Alison Cole Trina Cole

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Casey Carrow ’20

Joe and Landy Elliott Bret Ellis ’92 and Blake Teer Ellis ’94 Emma Ellis ’18

Bill Brenner ’77 and Pam Brenner


Glenn Kantz and Katie Ryan Amick Kantz ’98 Anne Kavanaugh

Dick and Linda Fisher

Becki Feinglos ’07 Tharindu Fernando ’21 Guido and Lisa Ferrari

Bruno Freeman ’87

Jamie Gutter ’07 Betsy Hage ’90 Maggie Hager

John Hodgin

Xiao Hu and Yuan Xu James Huan

Sterling Freeman and Michelle GrahamAlexLaraFreemanFreishtatandSandra

Tony Ferreira and Molly Punk Shirley Few

Jake Jordan and Terri Ginsberg Jordan ’00 Torsie Judkins ’91 and Bria Judkins

Bryan Flowers ’92 and Katie Barton Flowers ’91

Trevor Hoyt and Yvonne Restani Jian Hu and Rowena Wei

Robert Jackson ’11

Dan and D'Ann George Matt Gialanella and Anne Lacy Gialanella ’01 Ryan Gibbs and Sarah Bardinelli Gibbs ’98 Patrick and Dana Gillispie

Frank Hanenberger and Melissa Brodie Hanenberger ’88



Jim Furgurson and Lynn Fitch Furgurson ’01 Jonathan and Ebonee Gabbidon

Luke and Abby Hoffman Scott and Julie Hollenbeck Gary Hollingsworth and Charlotte Mason Jim Holtzclaw and Sherry Bartholomew Holtzclaw ’78

Erica Teagarden Johnstone ’97 Antwoine and Shonte Jones

James Jones and Mary Trent Jones ’58 Jeff Jones and Xandy Peete Jones ’78 Kiran Jones ’12

Margaret Jones ’99

Sandy Greene

Tarsha and Norris Fletcher

Ryan Frost ’93

Ashley Hairston and Cherry Chevy Graham Hairston ’21 Helen ChristonHairstonHalkiotis ’96

Cory Forbach and Jade Sung Dick KatharineDavidForringerFoucheyFouchey

Tracy Hardaker ’91 Bradley Hardy '98 and Bonita Hardy Cleofe and Robert Harper Steve and Daniela Harrell Michael and Brenda Harris Jeff Harrison and Beth Akers Matt Hartwig and Laurie Snyder Django Haskins and Lauren Garrett Wolfgang Hasper Lori and Bill Hawkins Andrew Heilmann ’04

Jeff and Charlene Glenn-Deming James Godfrey and Marion Ross Godfrey ’64 Jay and Avery Goldstein

Dan Gilson and Colleen Fisher

Lenae' Frazier ’09

Bobbie Hardaker Mack Hardaker ’99

Margie Gudaitis Hess ’07 Alexis Hewitt ’11

Photo by Kim Walker

Peter and Sandra Jacobi Rex Jeffries Eric and Penny Jensen Jarrod and Janine Jenzano Joe and Vickie Jernigan Seth Jernigan ’96 and Kelly Jernigan Blake WaltonJesseeRitchie Jessee Rex and Sandy Jobe

Chris and Bradi Granger James and Becky Green Joel and Rachel Greenberg

Dave McClay and Allison Haltom Jeff Hamill ’77 and Susan Hamill Jeanne and Ross Hamilton

Kevin Everson and Catherine Clark Everson ’02

Anne Gregory-Bepler

Jeremy and Ashley Gilmore

William Hamlin and Jane Stewart Hamlin ’94 Clay and Margaret Hamner

Hector and Susan Hidalgo Tom and Sue Hillhouse Brock Hilpert ’97 and Maddie Hilpert Forrest and Ashley Hinton Sammy Hobgood ’12 Kyla Hodges ’17

Robert and Laura French Kevin Friede and Schell Bressler Friede ’05 Marilyn Friga

Frank and Carol Frimel

Hans Huang ’91 Nechama Huba ’19 Yaakov Huba ’19 Ben and Jessica Hudson Maxine Hudson David Hull ’03 Serhiy and Natasha Hulyayev Creighton Hurt and Jamie Kennedy Lee Huskins ’88 and Ronela Ferrer Huskins David Hutchings ’05 and Lauren Pearson Ming-jengHutchingsand Gloria Hwang

Greg and Heidi Kearnan Stephen and Melanie Keefe

Jack Haney ’95 and Christina Barkauskas Arlene Hanks Gloria StillmanHansenandLara Hanson

Nicolas and Alexa Ilijic Zoe DannyIngallsand Bria Irizarry Yorckay and Heather Ishizawar Alexander Isley ’80 and Veronica Isley Rachida Jackson

Michael Kahl and Devon Noonan Yubin Kang and Jie Zhu

Marty AntonioJenniferGaglianoGarciGarciaand Monica Lopez-Vazquez Jesse Gaylord and Julia Lacy Gaylord ’03

William and Kim Fowler Betsy Fox ’98

Martha Goodge Rob and Hunter Goss Stefanie Goyette Martin Graebner ’04 Concha Grande

John Houston and Mary Ruth Mellown Houston ’79

Andy Helmer and Katie Coleman Helmer ’89 Lutz and Margarita Hendricks Andrew Herington ’09

Conrad Hall ’89 and Virginia Reves Hall ’91 Rachel Hall ’10

Steve Farrell

Glenn Gentry ’77 Marichal Gentry

Jiyong Hong and Seung-Hye Jung Lloydette Hoof Phillip and Anupama Horne Raymond Hounfodji and Catherine North Hounfodji ’92 Ross and Marisa Houser

Jim and Christy Gudaitis Devin Gustafson ’10 Isabel Gutierrez ’17 Michele Gutierrez

Brian Frye and Mela Kirkpatrick Frye ’00 Grant and Meghan Fulton

Nigel Johnson and Simone McKen-Johnson Stanfield and Beverley Johnson

Mark Herman and Inna Astapova Christian Hernandez and Cassie Loch Maria Hernandez Alex Herrle ’14

Dick Hawkins and ZiqiangGriffith-HawkinsTrena’71GuanandShilan Wu

Gail Fowler

Dan Kensinger

John Klintworth ’81 and Birgit Klintworth

Lee and Pauline Kuyper Tom and Liz La Steve and Amanda Lacoff Kevin LaForce ’93 and Ryan Hardaker LaForce ’94 Sam Lai and Sachi Ozawa Ryan and Sarah Lamb Adam Lang ’98 and Amanda Qiao Libby Lang ’89

Shana Lassiter Matt and Suzy Lawton Crawford Leavoy and Clayton Alfonso Andy Lee and Jill Dawson

Ajay Kori ’02

Krys Krudysz

Rick and Rosemary Kennedy

Kirk Kirkland ’03 and Jaime Ortiz

James and Carol Klenk

Ryan Kelley and Una Flannery Kelley

Ted and Marilyn Koenig

Rob Kirkland ’07 and Kyle Sloate Kirkland ’06

JeremyKerlKerman and Amy Tornquist


Pam Kirkpatrick Frey

Ted Kerin and Margaret Humphreys Heena

Prasad and Aruna Kodali

Stephen and Sara Kraskin

Sally Preminger Kudert ’03

Rab Ker and Elizabeth Old Ker ’80

William Kimbrell ’98 and Tracy Wood

Wesley Klehm

Steve and Ginny Lang Jenna Langwith

Peter Kim and Jeni Thompson Kim ’94


Larry and Denise Kniola

Kara Kooken

David Klein ’18


Josh Klein and Kelly Teagarden ’04

Jay and Pia Lapidus Mike Larson ’90 and Andrea Larson Anna Larson ’96

Kendrick and Chingyi Lee Krishinda Lee ’04

Claire Lonegan Patrick and Mildred Long

Lionel Kennedy ’70 and Sherrie Kennedy

Dr. Concha Grande Middle School Spanish Teacher

Jungsang Kim and Soyeon Nam


Robert and Kathy Knowles

Alison Kohl ’11


Veronica Kim ’16

Larry Kreeger and Martha Harrison Kreeger ’80

Terry Kim and Ellie Lee

David and Leslyn Kim

Jason Lapidus ’15

Hai Li and Mei Lu Bobby and Sujin Lim Howard and Tracy Lineberger George and Kristen Linney Joe and Carolyn Lipscomb Ellis and Jeanna List Lori DrewLittleLittlewood ’06

Demetra Kontos

Marcia and Ray Klein

Nick Livengood ’08 Braxton Lloyd ’13 Danny Lloyd ’71 and Anne Murray Lloyd ’82 Diana ElizabethLochridgeLocke

Lakshmi Komaragiri

“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.”

Bob and Laura Levin Howie Levinson and Melanie Hatz JoshLevinsonLewis’97 and Laurel Lewis

Yueh and Christine Lee Carolyn Lekavich Chris Leo and Yiran Yang Brian Leslie ’95

Jen Yeh

Barbara Nixon

Paul Marsh and Jennifer Longee William Marshall and Angie North Marshall '98 Adam Martin

Kelli Mason

Whit and Kelly Norris Doug and Carrie Norry Becca North ’94 Doug and Sloan Nuernberger Chidi and Onyi Nwafor Kathy Oakes ’91 Kathy O'Connor Masaki Okawa ’77 George and Pamela O'Keefe

Edward Olanow Bill and Paige O'Luanaigh Tyler O'Neal ’10

Tim Platts-Mills and Arin Isenstein Andy Pogach

Paul Manus and Debbie Crovitz Manus ’80 Ben Marks ’91

John and Amelia Matthews Cory and Miller Maxwell Greg and Kimberly McCabe

John Pharo and Sue Dunn Rob Phay ’86 and Siu Lung Will Phillips ’13 Thomas and Kim Phu Andrea Banes Picon ’91 Ron and Kathy Pierce

Rob and Barbie McGarrah Jim and Leslie McGivney

Kathy Davenport McPherson ’66 Will McPherson ’97 William McPherson

Jim and Jenny McGowan Cameron McIntyre and Sarah Caril Marlee McKenna ’20 Tim and Holly McKenna Cullen and Pamela McKenney Jim MargoMcKeyMcKinney-Kane

Scott Palmer and Diane Gesty-Palmer Steve Palmer and Martha Rundles Palmer ’95 Piyush Pandey and Kamala Subramaniam John and Rebecca Pang Paul Pappas and Karen Miles

Jeff and Jodie Peirce Gary and Kirstin Pellom Ajit and Molly Pendse Bill and Pam Perreault Linda Perry Jon Peter ’81 and Donna Peter Susan Pfeister


Robert and Stephanie Nogales Patrick and Kemi Nonez Xavier Nonez ’17 Joseph and Mary Norkus Ryan Norris ’21

Jason Marks

Dan Lowrie ’96 and Julie Simmons Lowrie Mariah Lowther ’17 Jamie Ludington ’87 and Rhiannon ChrisLudingtonLunsford and Elsje Harker Christine Lunsford Chip and Concetta Lupa Kim and Annie Lyerly Melissa Mack

Tim and Paula Marr

John Meador ’06

Pete and Bonnie McWilliams

Kyle Mumma ’09 Samantha Mumma ’07 Eric and Annette Munson Greg and Debbie Murray John and Peggy Murray Almir Mutapcic Atifa ColinSalimMutapcicMutapcicandLaurie Myer

Joe and Wendy Nevins Worth Newman ’09

Luis Pastor and Ana Valverde Vidal Sunil ManeshPateland Sallie Patel

Tim O'Neill and Cathy MacIntyre O'Neill ’91 Nicholas Ortolano and Jessica Streck Ortolano ’01

PK and Bejal Patel Pooja RakeshPatelPatel and Tricia DePue Yateen and Reena Patel

Glenn Moore and Corey Mansfield Moore ’02 Frank and Sara Morgan Ryan and Tara Morgan Sam and Julie Morris Mike and Jean Motsinger Adair Mueller ’07 Bruce and Ira Mueller

Jonathan and Elizabeth McLeod Corum and Kristin McNealy Pat and Susan McNease

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Mike and Kelly Mackay Chad and Melanie MacKenzie

Andy and Joanne Minnis Aneil and Elizabeth Mishra Steve and Katie Misuraca Iyon Mitchell and Rashaunte Hinnant Courtney Monahan Andrew Moon ’02 and Sarah Moon Cindy Moore

Jonathan Pas ’02

Mikey Piff Joel and Vicki Pineles Emily Pisetsky ’03 Scott Pitek

John and Catherine McLaughlin Malcolm McLean '00 Jim and Mary McLean William McLean '04

Ashwin Patkar and Aparna Kamat Ian Patrick ’87 and Debbie Patrick Liz BrittainPattersonandToni Peck

David McCoy ’94 Matt McCuen ’98 and Lisa McCuen Justin and Laci McDonald Katie McEnroe

Jeff Loperfido and Kristin Stroupe

Ted and Theky Pappas Andy and Sarah Parker Meriel ElizabethParkerParry ’13

Todd McClain and Kim Weems Lewis McCorkle ’07 Mac and Wendy McCorkle Evan and Emily McCormick

Brian Ostrer and Merideth Cox Ostrer ’93 Paige Ouimet Todd and Jenni Owen Tom and Susan Owens

Raj Majithia and Namrata Patel Josh Malenbaum ’96

Jiapeng Men and Zoe Zhang Jon and Eleanor Meredith Hugh and Angela Meyer

Jon Macklin ’92

Jim and Roberta Meyer Michael Meyer and Sara Holleran Ben Michelman and Julia Schechter John Middleton and Laura Thomas Brent and Melissa Miller

Lee and Ava Nackman Suresh Nallareddy and Sahitya Nelavai Ben Nance and Susan Warner Nance ’81 Vivek and Monika Nanda Douglas and Carolyn Nash Naseem and Hilda Nasrallah Alan and Weejy Neebe Robert and Dwella Nelson

Bradford Mulkey Ken Mullins ’91

Rob and Teresa Mallernee Bobby and Nichol Mallik Andrew Mallory Josh Manchester Marques Manning Scott and Katherine Manuel

Jack McCallie ’18 John and Erika McCarthy

Kristin Miller

Scott GarrettNewsomNichols and Jennifer Hoog Nichols ’90 Kate Nichols ’21 Will Nichols ’20


Peter Rourk ’86 and Karen Rourk Stefan Rozychi and Julianna Tabor Rozychi ’02

Joey Selim ’00

Frances Powell

David Sailer ’11 Dick Sameth

Sean Streck ’97 and Tracey Streck

Steve and Debbie Suggs Christine Sullivan

Emily Pyron

Brian Silliman and Stephanie Wear Suraj Dhungana and Liliana Simón John and Sukhmani Singh

Joe and Brooke Sokol Evelyn

William Robb and Sybil Rockwell Robb ’87 Cliff ScottRobbinsRobinson ’80 and Liz Sher Marcelle Rockwell ’89 Antonio Rodriguez and Elsa Guzman Charlie and Mary Roederer Shane and Jen Rogers Steed Rollins ’78 and Louise Few Rollins ’82 Will Rollins ’09

Lucy Steiner ’21

Rob and Chesley Sneed Susan Sobol

Samuel Schilis and Aleksandra KurtKaplon-SchilisandJennifer Schmidt

Matt Smith and Jazmin Garcia Smith


Tripp and Lori Reade Joshua Moore and Debbie Rebosa Adam and Emily Reed Beth Reeves

Peter Ru and Lynda Yu Karen Ruberg David and JoAnn Rubin

Matt Schwartz ’21 Will Schwartz ’19 Greg Schweizer Dana and Kathy Seeman Sean and Jenny Selig

Rick and Sandi Prentis Sims Preston ’87 and Posy Stone Parker Preyer ’07 Tom and Jane Propst Dave MollyLaliHeleneSmithPsciukPshykWilliams

Yolanda Scarlett

Meg Herbert Roach ’78

Leyf Peirce Starling ’99 Andreas Stathopoulos and Elena Simintzi Nicole Steck

Scott Ramsdell and Nicky Epstein Ramsdell ’91

Charlie Ray ’97 and Anna Kemp Ray ’97 David and Barbara Raymond Lauren Read ’21

Bryant Randleman and Christian HairstonRobertRandlemanandVanessa Randolph

Charlie Shi and Feng Li Ray Shi and Lisa Wang Adejoke Shodeinde

Ryan Steck

John and Courtney Sjostrom Sean Sketch ’08

Todd and Dana Pope Chris Porter ’88 and Jennifer Porter Ray and Kat Posada Dave and Sara Pottenger Tatum Pottenger ’10 Jeff and Barbara Potter

Dan Stutts and Caroline Paul Stutts ’04


Michael and Carolyn Ronco Dawn Roog Jason and Heather Ross Kate Keese Ross ’86 Bob and Liz Rossilli


Marv and Kathy Schneider

Stuart Ramsey ’03

Jake Schwartz ’21

Don and Sylvia Stanat Geoff and Amy Stanbury Scott

Ronald and Diane Pogach

Bob and Ebet Stevens

John and Lyn Streck

Jeb Quarles ’98 and Anna Hall Quarles ’98 Adrienne Quick-Wright

Renee BryantRandRandleman ’19

Doryce Stultz

Chris and Stephanie Pollard Lee and Teresa Pollard

Pugh ’94

Vincent Quiett ’81 and Valerie Quiett Blake Radcliffe and Constanza de Radcliffe Ravi and Shashi Rahangdale Radhakrishnan Ramaraj and Parkavi Chellappa

Jesús and Elizabeth Sánchez

Joseph and Drew Spransy William and Staci Spransy Christian Stahl ’98

Patrick Walker and Tracy Riddle Will Rigby and Florence Dore Carl Walton Ritchie Elen LaurenRaquelMarilynRitchieRitchierogerRitchieRiversandJanelle

Mike and Ruth Ann Sauter Fran AshuSavarinandNeeta Saxena

Barry and Stephanie Rudolph Scott and Laura Ryan Jacob and Celeste Sagi Christine Sailer ’06

Rob and Kelly Policelli

Jason Sholtz ’99 and Melissa Rodgman Richard Sidebottom and Betsy Reves Sidebottom ’94

Eric LantySmithandMargaret Smith

Michael Smith

CharlesStancilandToni Stanley Jimmy Starling

Jeff Sanford and Martha Smalley Sanford ’90

Kylie Reeves ’10 Verle and Connie Regnerus Carnetta Reid Vicki RussellKarenEllenNelsonWilliamRennecker-NakayoshiRepoleyandSaraiRightmyerRepoley’95Rha’09RiceRichardsonRicheyandMerleUmsteadRichey ’60

Stuart Smith

Christos Polzak ’20

Jerry Setzer and Virginia York Setzer ’83 Gokhan Sevik and Nazli Turkan-Sevik Sidharth and Dianna Shah Mikal and Sophie Shaikh Indira Sharma

Karl Schaefer and Nancy Krasno Allison Schenck

Steve and Debbie Suggs David and Denise Shaw

David and Nicole Smithwick Kelly Smoke ’00

Spence Jennifer Sprague

Lucy Stephan

Alex Polzak ’19

Josh Schoedler and Caroline Mage ’01 David and Sarah Schulz Bill and Amie Schwartz

Peter Strickland ’81 and Cindy Strickland Frank and Susan Strohlein

Marie Pendergast

Jose Santiago and Amaris Duran Harinder and Smita Sarao

Shehzad and Huma Sheikh

Dave Smith

Daniel and Ana Carla Smith


Roberto Vivanco and Cameron Graham Vivanco ’91

Judith Sullivan

Virgus Volertas and Sofija Degesys ’04 Kevin and Amy Vorenkamp

Wink and Nancy Swain Rajesh Swaminathan and Susan Kansagra Marvin Swartz and Gita Schonfeld Buzz Sztukowski and Ingrid Lauenstein

Charlie and Patsy Surles

John Taylor and Kate McAllister Taylor ’92 Cookie Teer ’59

Adam Ushpol ’17 Cait Ushpol ’17

Anna Wilson and Rebekah Fergusson, parents of June Wilson ’34 and Alan

Gregg Trahey and Jena Matzen

Nick Torrey ’98 and Abby Dean Joe and Lisa Tracy

Lloyd Taliaferro and Laura Ritchie Taliaferro ’91 Millie Yih-ShinTanand

Robert Vogler ’89 and Ann Vogler

Jeff and Liz Vincent

Bob and Anna Walker

Chard Weir and Maggie McPherson Weir ’01 Mark and Marialana Weitzel Charles SouthardWhaleyWharton ’09

Holt and Trish Whiting

Warren and Jan Wehmann

Evan Thorn and Amelia Ashton Thorn ’01 Ryan Thornburg and Bronwyn Leech Thornburg ’94

Donna Tope ’07

John Carpenter and Catherine Ward ’99 Justin Warren ’15 Myron and Charleen Warren Sarah DavidBennetWashingtonandJaneWatersWebbandMollyShaw ’98

Clovia Wheeler

Zakia VanHoose and Danielle Johnson-Webb Gene Vann ’91 and Kris Vann Sheppy Vann Barry Varela and Fiona Morgan

Marker Wiegand and Michele Shafroth ’76 Betsy Wiener ’13

Mike VanderWeide ’97 and Heather Swanson VanderWeide

Rose and Leland Tom Michael Tomasello and Margarita Svetlova Roman and Anne Tomczak

Motohiro Tanaka and Cecilia Wu Tanaka Jim and Janelle Tarpey Brantley and Sarah Tart

Bonnie Wang

David Teer ’80 Jesse DavidTejedaTendler and Susan Spratt

Pierluigi Tricoci and Chiara Melloni Irving and Deidra Truitt Soph Tsang '11 Hank Tucker ’15

Yi-Wen Tan

Tewodros Tessema and Hewan Mezgebu Harry Thomas and Joe Cawley Bennett Thompson and Elizabeth Richey Thompson ’95

Tony and Mallory Vaccaro Ed and Lejla Vajzovic 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.”

Kenneth Viens

Rob and Winnie Walker Eric and Stacey Wallen

Toni Janz and Lisa Tulchin ’86 Kenan Ulku-Steiner ’18

Alvis Whitted and Rachel Bergman Whitted ’94

Elizabeth Wahl

Jeff Wang and Cindy Zhu Xiaoqi Wang and Yan Miao Alice Ward ’15 Carl Ward ’11

Wayne Wilbanks and Ashlin Thomas Wilbanks ’78 Julius and Rhonda Wilder

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Guy Whilden ’00 and Jessica Crowe Whilden ’00

Alton Williams and Bryan Batch Bob and Ann Williams

George Williams ’77 Khari Williams ’14 Mark and Julie Williams

Soren and Alison Windram

Dominic and Jeen Wong

Danielle Wysenski

Lanis Wilson and Mary Floyd-Wilson Matt and Alyson Wilson

Jim and Ann Wilson


Jason Zengerle and Claire Farel Anru Zhang and Pixu Shi

Jennifer Zhang

“As a Durhamparentalumnussecond-generationwhoisnowaoftwostudents,Academyhasbeen

Melanie Williams

Alan Wingfield and Emily Oates Wingfield ’78 Jason CarolineWiseWisner ’07

Kent and Natasha Wiles

Justin Wooley and Staci Bush Brent Wootton ’98 and Sloane Wootton Andy Wright ’98

Jie Wu and Na Song

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.”

Patty and Bill Wilson

Daniel Xu and Weiwei Tang Will and Liz Yancy Brian and Fawn Young

Janet Zdon

— Lee Patterson ’00 and Lucy Patterson, parents of Lila Patterson ’30 and Davis Patterson ’32

Photo by Melody Guyton Butts

Dave Zurbuch and Amy Knight

Daniel Willner and Emily Wellman Willner ’03

Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey Tevin Wilson ’10

Jerry Zhang and Wei Huang

Bill Wilson and Shelli Ballantyne Wilson ’77 Chuck and Jean Wilson

Qi Zhang and Jennifer Sun Terry Zug



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


Josiah Murray ’53* Don Norman Lisa RomanSalzmanandAnne Tomczak

Gary and Sims Foulks Ann McCulloch Hill* George Watts Hill* Douglass Jones* Virginia Mason* Ben McCutcheon ’45* Lou McCutcheon


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.


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.

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.

Jim and Martha Bick Earl and Margaret Chesson Bud Cowdery*

Tad DeBerry ’81 and Barbara DeBerry Doug and Debbie Dibbert Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver ’80 Randy Few ’78


da.org/philanthropy 25 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. $10,000$1,000$500/$250*$5,000 $2,500 $100,000+$50,000 $25,000 *Alumni ≤ 10 years post-graduation


“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.” and Bill Hawkins, grandparents of Marion Bressler and Will Bressler

— Lori


Steve Loehr

Michele Shafroth ’76

AnonymousGaryBressler ’70

Kerri Ballantyne Bridges

Laura Heyneman John VincentJonSusanKlintworthWarnerNancePeterQuiettPeterStricklandElisabethDavisWharton

Trena Griffith-Hawkins ’71

Janis Bergman Tillman

David Beischer




Carlyle White ’65

Sherry Bartholomew Holtzclaw Xandy Peete Jones

Virginia York Setzer

Tom Kenan ’55

Mary Trent Jones ’58

Roger Jeffs


Kathy Davenport McPherson ’66

Sue Coonrad Cullen ’72

Cookie Teer ’59

Kate Barlow Cadwallader ’73

Carolyn Eaves Davidson ’70



Photo by Kathy McPherson

Lionel Kennedy ’70

Danny Lloyd ’71

Hee Lisa Tulchin Janz Rob Phay

Marion Ross Godfrey ’64

John Bugg ’62


Deb Claypoole Anderson Marcy Behar Bolster Todd Bridges Roger AlexanderBrooksIsleyElizabethOldKerMarthaHarrisonKreegerDebbieCrovitzManusEmilyOliverScottRobinsonDavidTeer


Tina Anderson Bill

Mike Wilkins




Jeff Wilkins

CLASS OF 1981 Mark TadNataliaAndersonCastilloDeBerry


Steed AshlinRollinsThomas Wilbanks

Claire Sanders


Scott Collie Peter JonBrendanMayerMoylanStone

Kate Keese Ross Peter Rourk

Tom Beischer Paul JamieBrunoCaseyFreemanLudingtonDebbieHoweMarklandIanPatrickSimsPrestonSybilRockwellRobb


Jamie Bryan ’75


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

Meg Herbert Roach

Helmer Libby CrickettCharlieDavidEdwardLangOlanowRavinMandyTurveyRavinMarcelleRockwellRobertVoglerWilsonJohnstonWoloson

CLASSES OF 1955–1976

AnonymousWillAndersenDavidBellSheaMaynard Breitling Bob ConradColeHallKatieColeman

Emily Oates Wingfield


Anonymous (3) Elizabeth Schiebel Albright Neal MelissaEllisBrodie Hanenberger Lee ChrisHuskinsPorter

George Williams Shelli Ballantyne Wilson

Bobby Chambers ’69



Bonnie Rhoads Cheek ’69

Mary Ruth Mellown Houston

Merle Umstead Richey ’60

Meredith Conley Adams Elizabeth Wahl Appelbaum Luke ElizabethBarberBastSuzannePerreault

Amanda McCoy Sachs Chris Spence Ryan ElizabethStewartRichey Thompson Matt SummerWebbinkLowe Webbink

Kim Durack Bret CatherineBryanEllisFlowersNorth Hounfodji


Erika Estrada Boden Liz Larson Clapham Matt MackMaryMichaelCrawfordDibbertGuiterasHardaker Tanner Hock Margaret Jones Leyf Peirce Starling Molly Prentis Richey Jason CatherineSholtzWard



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Blakely Kristen Hughey Bowie Austine Mah Chan

Cameron Brodie


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John JenniferBetsyCrumblissHageMikeLarsonHoogNicholsMarthaSmalleySanfordBrianVick



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Sarai Rightmyer Repoley Lyle Ross

Anonymous (2) Anna AliviaAllenSholtz Archer


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Chris Bugg


Hope Williams Durack

Betsy Fox Sarah Bardinelli Gibbs Bradley Hardy Katie Ryan Amick Kantz William Kimbrell Adam Lang Angie North Marshall Matt McCuen Anna Hall Quarles Jeb ChristianMollyQuarlesShawStahlErikaStreckNickTorrey Brent Wootton Andy Wright

Caroline Helwig Dudley Jack BrianHaneyLeslieMarthaRundles


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Andrew Yarbrough

Sarah Graham Motsinger

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Jonathan Pas Joe JuliannaPiscitelloTabor Rozychi

Anonymous (2) Christina Bronec Jake KyleMichaelEngebretsenHutchingsSloateKirkland

Lee JamieJoeyPattersonSelimKellySmokeKrzyzewski

Ajay AndrewKoriMoonCoreyMansfield



Malcolm McLean

Bethany Walters Cashman Kent ChipDavidSchellCheesboroughBresslerFriedeHutchingsMcCorkleIrenePappasRudnickRyanSteele

Ben Rudnick


Sam AndrewSofijaCunninghamDegesysMartinGraebnerHeilmannKrishindaLeeWilliamMcLeanCarolinePaulStuttsKellyTeagarden

Simon CatherineCurtisClark Everson

—Mai and Craig Lowe, parents of Kai Lowe ’31, Felix Lowe ’32 and Lucille Lowe ’36



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Spatola Guy JessicaWhildenCrowe Whilden


AnonymousMarionKennedy Amos Nick ChristineBradleySuggs Brasseaux


Anonymous (3) Mary Chesson Barnard

“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.”

Jason Kehrl

Lindsay Speir Ambler

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CLASS OF 2008 Si NickCarpenterLivengoodSeanSketch

John ChristineMeadorSailerDrewSuttonMelanieWilliamsNickWisner

Anonymous (2) Margaret Anderson

Kendall Bradley


Robby Burroughs

“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!”

Laurel Burkbauer

Drew Littlewood

Anonymous (3)

Natalie Sutton Alvarez

Michelle Sutton Armenteros


— 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



Nick AndrewLenae'CarielloFrazierHeringtonKyleMummaWorthNewmanNelsonRha



Devin TevinTatumTylerRachelGustafsonHallO'NealPottengerKylieReevesWilson


’24 Jimmy

Anonymous (2) Will AliceJasonCameronClaireBeischerBurdickLilyBurdickByerlyLapidusHankTuckerWardJustinWarren


Yaakov Huba Alex WillBryantPolzakRandlemanSchwartz

’81 Carol CharlieTimGailJustinVincentJamesMorganPalmerSmithStraus’14WalkerWhiting’93Witzleben

Alexis AlisonRobertHewittJacksonKohlDavidSailerGrantSuttonSophTsangCarlWard

’98 Jack

Will KathrynRollinsPeters Sciandra


Annie Giarla-Carr Sammy Hobgood Kiran Jones



’10 Alexa



Anonymous Braxton Carr


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Blake NechamaByerlyHuba

ThomasScottJoeBethAndersonAngelaCaldwellCockmanCole’80CrawfordFarmer’77Filston’84LandFowler ’73




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


Veronica Kim CLASS OF 2017 Nick LydiaBeischerCarbuccia

Hall Barnes ’79 Robert Berry ’77 George Brumley III George Brumley IV ’07 Jordan Brumley ’10 Julia Brumley Ki

’20 Kurt

Caroline Bodager

Isabel Gutierrez Kyla AdamXavierMariahHodgesLowtherNonezUshpolCaitUshpol

’77 Bruce



Anonymous (2) Catherine Circeo Taylor Circeo Grant Engebretsen



Sierra Brown Alexei

Dave Gould John Hager Luca Harrell Hechema Leonardi Linger Meyer Mickey



and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation Edward Jones Charitable Gift Fund EmergeOrtho of the Triangle Epic Games F. M. Kirby Foundation

institutions that supported the school during the last fiscal year.



Foundation Ryan Family Foundation WoodbrewWellsWatsonVanguardUnitedHealthcareTriangleTruistToweringSiriusXMSchwabSalesforceCharitableSatelliteRadioPinesFoundationFoundationCommunityFoundationGroupCharitableW.WiseFoundationFargo

Foundation for Greater Atlanta Community Foundation for Greater Richmond Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Cornerstone Government Affairs

Crowley Foundation Danaher DukeDeutscheCorporationBankUniversityMedical Center


County’s Community Foundation Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Finn Facial Plastics Fisher Wealth Management Foundation of the Carolinas Fox Family Foundation JamesIQVIAIllinoisGumboGrahamGoogleGlaxoSmithKlineGileadGenentechSciencesFamilyFoundationFoundationToolWorksandMildredWilkinson Charitable MorganMilliporeSigmaMicrosoftMerckMcKessonLORDLabCorpKONTEKKaiserJ.P.FoundationMorganPermanenteSystemsCorporationCorporationStanleyWealth Management Murrill Foundation


FOUNDATION SUPPORT “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.”

Durham Academy is grateful to the many

Dental Arts

Christian Foundation NorthwesternNetApp Mutual Foundation PanterNvidia PamelaFoundationT.Osborne Charitable Fund





Rachel Erickson Hee ’86

32  DURHAM ACADEMY AcquisAnonymousConsulting Group ActivEdge Fitness AmericanAdobe Endowment Foundation American Funds Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Applied Materials Arch Mortgage Insurance Company Arthur J Gallagher BankAT&Tof America Matching Gifts Barnes Family Foundation BlueBlackRockBenevityBASFCross Blue Shield Blue Water Pediatric Dentistry CarolinaBoeingBMW Godiva Summer Track Club Charities Aid Foundation America Cisco CloroxSystemsCommunity Foundation

Girls Basketball Girls Golf Girls Lacrosse

Upper School Musicals

Briner Endowment Fund

Strong endowments distinguish the most successful independent schools.

Hall Barnes Memorial Fund

Phay Family Scholarship Fund


DARC SIDE Robotics Team

James Anderson Cole III Memorial Fund

Sheppy Vann Preschool Scholarship Fund


History Department

Upper School Garden

Amelia Matthews Endowment

Lower School Garden

Upper School STEM


Athletic Department

Preschool Director’s Discretionary Fund

Durham Academy’s endowed funds support the school on an annual basis in perpetuity, allowing our people and programs to be agile and innovative as education evolves.

Class of 1998 Jimmy W. Leonardi Memorial Scholarship Fund

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.

Middle School STEAM

Academy Family Support DACross-CountryFundSummerFinancial Aid

Scott Jameson Filston Memorial Fund

Parents Association Used Book Sale

Joseph Farmer III Memorial Fund

Fine GenderArtsand Sexuality Alliance

Diversity, Equity and Engagement Faculty Support and Development

Dr. James Palmer Memorial Fund


In The LibraryLibrariesPocketHonor Books

Financial Aid for Immediate Impact

McWilliams Scholarship Fund

Lower School STEM

Track and Field

Upper School Theatre

Speech and Debate

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

Thomas Land Fowler Memorial Fund


Performing Arts

Received in Matching Gifts


Beth Crawford Lower School Scholarship Fund

Jack Linger Explorers Fund

Segar-Gildin Family Financial Aid Fund

Mental Health and Wellness

Head of School's Discretionary Fund

Donors fromMatchingAdvantagetookofGiftstheirEmployer


Beyond the Threshold is the most ambitious fundraising effort the school has ever undertaken.

The impact of these gifts will be felt far beyond the buildings, people and programs they support.

To be Raised by June 30, 2024 Raised

Publicly launching this fall.

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.

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.

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$24.2M $6.5M


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

CONGRATULATIONS, DURHAM ACADEMY CLASS OF 2022! endeavors these colleges universities:

Skidmore College Smith

Vassar VirginiaVillanovaCollegeUniversityPolytechnic Institute

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Wilmington

TheSyracuseSweetSwarthmoreCollegeCollegeBriarCollegeUniversityCatholicUniversity of America

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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

We wish you continued success in your future


Florida International University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology

Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Yale University

American AppalachianUniversityStateUniversityBabsonCollegeBostonCollegeBostonUniversityBrownUniversityBrynMawrCollegeCarletonCollegeCaseWesternReserveUniversityChapmanUniversityColgateUniversityDartmouthCollegeDavidsonCollegeDukeUniversityElonUniversityEmbry-RiddleAeronauticalUniversityEmoryUniversity

The New School Parsons School of Design

Gettysburg College Harvard OhioNortheasternNewMiddleburyKenyonHighHaverfordUniversityCollegePointUniversityCollegeLoyolaUniversityChicagoCollegeYorkUniversityUniversityWesleyanUniversityPennsylvaniaStateUniversityPrincetonUniversityPurdueUniversityReedCollege

Morgan Edwards Whaley ’97 Associate Director of MotsingerGraham’00 Director

Christine Lunsford Assistant Director of Annual Philanthropy

Caylan Ashworth Assistant Director of Family Philanthropy

Tim McKenna Director of andPhilanthropyAlumniEngagement

of EngagementPhilanthropy,and Events

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 Contactschool.us at philanthropy@da.org.

OFFICE OF PHILANTHROPY $40,000 1,095 35 States Represented Plus Washington, D.C., Brazil and Japan! Including Hawaii $419,178 Raised on Giving Day 344 DonorsAlumni 149 First-Time Donors 188 Parents of Alumni Donors $295,538 Raised by Current Parents 204 Faculty and Sta Donors $45,234 Raised Grandparentsby da.org/givingday

OperationsPhilanthropy, Sarah

Michelle Morgan Director of Philanthropy

Willetha Barnette Director of Donor Services


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