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Founded in 1895, Elmwood Franklin School offers a challenging, comprehensive academic program paired with a strong emphasis on citizenship and good character. Students are given the opportunity to learn and to lead in a nurturing, child-centered environment where curiosity is rewarded, risk-taking is encouraged, and challenging assumptions is expected. As a result, our students become confident, resilient, independent thinkers well-prepared to excel in high school and beyond. Elmwood Franklin School is an inclusive community that values diversity. Elmwood Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, family structure, or religion. www.elmwoodfranklin.org

The Bulletin Board is published by the Institutional Advancement department for alumni, families, and friends of Elmwood Franklin School. D I R E C TO R O F D E V E L O P M E N T

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The Class of 2017 On June 14, 2017, our eighth grade class walked across the stage of the Johnston Theatre as students for the last time. Join us in congratulating our newest class of alumni, the Class of 2017.

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Please mail any address updates to: Elmwood Franklin School Development Office 104 New Amsterdam Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 Call 716-877-5035 or e-mail development@elmwoodfranklin.org TO S U B M I T C L A S S N E W S

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Thinking beyond ourselves and putting others first permeated everything we did as a school community last year.

The eighth grade class poem composed collaboratively by the Class of 2017 and arranged by Margot Vincent ’85.

Graduates of the Class of 2013 returned to EFS to celebrate their high school graduations and reconnect with one another before heading to college this fall.

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2016/2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Cutler Greene ’88 Vice President Terri Rich Treasurer Barry Heneghan Secretary Michele Lee

Catherine Beltz-Foley Kimisha Brown-Houston ’98 Cyndi Burnett Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89 Darby Fishkin Amy Habib Rittling ’82 Alice Jacobs Anthony Johnson Alon Kupferman Brian J. Lipke Gregory K. Meyer

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Matthew Montante Robert Scott Sonja Sirén Nicholas B. Tzetzo ’87 Peter Allen Weinmann

Live in the Moment Liz Lewin ’01, a multimedia journalist and reporter for WKBW Channel 7 Eyewitness News, addressed the graduating class at this year’s commencement ceremony.

2016/2017 ALUMNI COUNCIL Co-Chairs Tricia Barrett ’92 Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64

Jesse Baier ’01 Amy Decillis Bard ’86 Gitti Barrell ’71 Gabe Bialkowski '08 Murray Bibas '08 Jennifer Prince Bronstein ’74 Kilby Bronstein ’06 Grace Clauss ’08

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A Head of Her Time Upper School Head Rosemarie Beres made the 2016-2017 school year her last, a bittersweet milestone for her, her colleagues, her former students, and the entire EFS community.

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Annual Giving Report

10 Things You Can Do to Promote EFS

A report of giving from July 2016 through June 2017.

From Facebook to vintage tees, show your EFS pride.

Eliza Friedman '03 Dayle Hodge '97 Kimisha Brown-Houston '98 Madeline Ambrus Lillie ’64 Elizabeth Duryea Maloney ’70 Aminty Lippes Mann ’90 Peter Marlette ’02 Matt Mariconda ’92 Ryan McQueeney ’03 Shana Siegel ’90 Ivey Spier ’08 Talley Wettlaufer ’91

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HEAD FROM THE

ANDREW DEYELL

On the first day of each school year, our faculty, sta, and student body gather in the Johnston Theatre for an all-school assembly. It is such a special moment because it is the first time that this particular group of students, from Beginners to eighth grade, is gathered together as a school community. And we seize that moment to introduce the students to a theme for the year—one that represents a specific character trait we want them to focus on, reflect on, and practice throughout the year.

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“This annual report celebrates and expresses our gratitude for the members of our community who, in donating their time, talent, and treasure to our school, have modeled the ethos of thinking beyond in a vitally important way that will help the school and its students this year and in years to come.”

This year’s theme was around service for others, and given

grandparents, teachers, and friends volunteered their time to

that our school’s tagline is Thinking beyond, it was an easy

deliver more than 120 meals to homebound members of the

decision. Thinking beyond ourselves and putting others first

Buffalo community.

permeated everything we did as a school community. It started that day in the Johnston Theatre and carried us

The theme of thinking beyond applied to our academic

through the entire year. Although the examples are too

endeavors as well. This year the school completed its two-

numerous to mention here, there are several that really

year curriculum mapping project, documenting the content,

stand out to me.

skills, essential questions, materials, assessments, and differentiation techniques for every unit of every subject

Our theme was a perfect complement to our work with

taught at every grade level. The purpose of this project was

Dr. Derrick Gay, a nationally renowned educational

not only to share our curriculum with the community in an

consultant with whom we have been working for the last

easy-to-use digital format, but the maps will also encourage

several years as we build our cultural proficiency as a school

our faculty to think beyond their subject areas and their own

community. Dr. Gay’s work with EFS around diversity and

scopes and sequences and to look for opportunities to

inclusion is the epitome of thinking beyond ourselves.

collaborate with their colleagues, plan interdisciplinary

Learning how to celebrate and respect the many different

lessons, know more about their peers, and improve overall

races, cultures, religions, socio-economic classes, and

student learning.

learning styles that make EFS such a special place takes a steadfast amount of empathy and open-mindedness.

Finally, thinking beyond was reflected by our many donors and volunteers. This annual report celebrates and expresses

Perhaps there is no better example of thinking beyond than

our gratitude for the members of our community who, in

this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national day of

donating their time, talent, and treasure to our school, have

service. MLK Day is usually a day off at EFS and at schools

modeled the ethos of thinking beyond in a vitally important

around the country. We made MLK Day a “day on” and truly

way that will help the school and its students this year and in

embraced the day as a day of service. Partnering with Meals

years to come.

on Wheels, Elmwood Franklin students, parents,

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COMPOSED COLLABORATIVELY BY THE CLASS OF 2017 ARRANGED BY MARGOT VINCENT ’85 Legend tells That at the heart of the forest Lies an unknown I search On the ground I hear no sound As I search All I can find is growth On top of the towering yet slender tree I gaze down into the endless abyss Although I am safe There is still fear holding me back A pounding fills my ears The pounding turns to rumbling Thunder sounds

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Gray skies hover above me Wood planks stand under my feet Freezing, green water waits Deep breath in Deep breath out When I finally ignore the doubts I jump Splash I feel the vibration as a train passes The door is open

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Take me home Home to stepping on the stage for the first time Tripping at the playground Drawing on wood chips Making models for a Shark Tank Shaking hands at the front door Losing at tug-of-war Winning at tug-of-war Playing on the tire swing Joyfully playing tag Feeling small on the playground Learning cursive Deep breath in Deep breath out Colors swirl Red, blue, white, purple, Pink, black, magenta, Orange, green Prep I I definitely don’t want to go To release my grip To let go of the sweet security of my mom’s gentle hand I know what I have to do I do it We learn the simple things I move on to Spelling tests Finding fossils The intensity grows as I hop on my bike Pedaling, gaining speed Pedaling and pedaling To the beat of the bike on the sidewalk My family cheers me on I ride my bike back to the biggest hug of my life A no homework pass for my birthday Colonial Day The Erie Canal A warm fourth grade day The early summer breeze A broom fight at Onyahsa Knights jousting Snippets of life The fundamentals echo Up and down Looping the loop Hearts pumping blood Minds vacant leaving fear and curiosity I hear stability within a boundary It beats Cherish every second Try something new Appreciate quiet places The more I strive for greatness The more I succeed

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This is the key to the game The key that opens the doors Friends Together forever Together apart I never thought I was afraid of heights A cloud of nervousness flows over me The feeling when you open a test The moment when you can’t remember any answers You know it’s in you, but you can’t get it out The split second when homework is like a puzzle Then in a blink homework can help build things Deep breath in Deep breath out I fly on my inter-dimensional wings See a familiar map The literal bird’s-eye view Pure green as a garden Apathy turns to activism Passivity becomes passion Friends Together forever Together apart I stare at the wall A great divide keeping out all that is wrong A mountain covered in rocks Keeping secrets Mysteries Intentions I put my hands in my pockets One contains the past Filled with ups and downs The other contains the future A future that will forever change me Printed with the arrow of glory A new school An undiscovered planet Deep breath in Deep breath out Yesterday is history The future is to come A new beginning awaits My roots are firmly planted Remembering where I came from I run along the serene coastline of Pathfinder Timidly I look up at the 20 foot platform and zip line I rejoice in my success Light shines before me illuminating my path

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THE ELMWOOD FRANKLIN SCHOOL

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SITTING ( From L to R) Emma Najdzionek, Hannah Cain, Jordan Jayson, Jianna Billoni, Nadia Dabney, Demi Riegel, Jada Ball STANDING ROW 1 Alexander Goldberg, Collin Galvin, Ian Colpoys, Rafael Juillet, Adam Franasiak, Enrico Tomasello, Dylan Levine ROW 2 Eric Rich, David Hahn, Darius Goss, Salvatore Brancato, David Rich, Sean Hogan

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rom year to year, there is a sizable group of alumni and students who are making a family tradition out of an Elmwood Franklin education. This group makes up a valuable resource for Elmwood Franklin’s future. Not only are their families shaped by the school, but the school is inevitably shaped by their families.

This year, 34 students have a parent who is an alumnus/a of Elmwood Franklin School, including eighth grader Eric Rich ’17, pictured here with dad Bob Rich ’81at graduation.

C L A S S O F 2 017 High School Choices Jada Ball Jianna Billoni Salvatore Brancato Hannah Cain Ian Colpoys Nadia Dabney Edward Feeney Adam Franasiak Collin Galvin Alexander Goldberg Darius Goss

Buffalo Seminary Leonardo da Vinci High School Canisius High School Buffalo Seminary Williamsville South High School Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Nichols School St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Canisius High School Amherst Central High School Hutchinson Central Technical High School

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City Honors Nichols School Canterbury School (New Milford, CT) Canisius High School St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Nichols School Nichols School Nichols School Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Canisius High School

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Liz Lewin, or Lizzy as she was known during in her time at Elmwood Franklin School, was best described in one word: animated. Sixteen years later, she is just as enthusiastic and energetic, as two of her former teachers learned one early morning this past May when Liz leapt out of her car at 5:15 a.m. to interview them for Teacher Appreciation Week. Liz, now a multimedia journalist and reporter for WKBW Channel 7 Eyewitness News, credits her teachers at EFS for shaping her life in and out of the classroom and helping her grow into the woman she is today—a graduate of Buffalo Seminary and Fordham University, currently pursuing her master’s degree at Buffalo State College. Before returning to Channel 7—she worked there before taking a job in Boston—Liz was a communication specialist for the City of Buffalo in the Mayor's Office of Communications.

enthusiastic, creative, fun and funny. She was a real ‘people person’ who loved her friends and her teachers.” Her fourth grade teacher, Ms. Vincent, also an EFS and SEM alumna, shared, “The Lizzy I remember as a student is very much the Lizzy whom I recently had the privilege of reconnecting with as an adult—inquisitive, open, energetic, engaging, and positive. As a student, she was always willing to try new things. Her smile and laugh were infectious. She had a tremendous joie de vivre, and she had stage presence beyond her years.”

Seeing Liz onscreen is no surprise for her teachers, several of whom are still at EFS today. Mrs. Jurnack, Liz’s first grade teacher, remembers her as, “talkative,

As she addressed Elmwood Franklin’s graduating class, Liz shared her joy for life and some of the lessons she’s learned about finding her passion,

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Then there are those ‘one-of-a-kind’ moments, the ones that I live for, the ones we each have but are often too busy to see pass by. The ones that stop everything around you and that force you to just be present and feel.

Today, is one of those m embracing change, and taking chances—the key to each of them, as it turns out, is living in the moment. Below is an excerpt from her speech. “I may not know you individually yet, but I feel very connected to each and every one of you. I’ve walked the same halls, sat at the same desks, played the same sports, performed in some of the same shows, and just like you, learned from the best. Take a look around you. These teachers are some of the best. You may not realize it now, but their investment in you will bear fruit as you continue to flourish. I can confidently say, I’m standing here because many of them believed in me before I learned how to believe in myself. Mrs. Jurnack taught me that a hug really can fix even the worst of days. Ms. Vincent taught me that the world is my stage and to make every day my best performance. Mrs. Drew taught me that history isn’t only important to learn about, but it’s important to learn from as you make your own.  I remember graduation day as if it were yesterday. I was full of so many feelings, like some of you might be right now. I was equally as overcome with excitement as I was with fear. After all, I spent 10 years surrounded by the same people. People who knew me, understood me, helped me, guided me, coached me, and, most importantly, encouraged me every step of the way.  Suddenly, high school was knocking at my door and I had no choice but to answer. At the time, I didn’t know what to expect. Even though my sister Eva was a senior at Buffalo Seminary when

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I was entering my freshman year, it was an unfamiliar place to me—it just wasn’t Elmwood Franklin. Would I know how to make new friends? Would I see my old ones? Would I be able to handle the work load? Would the teachers see me for who I am and not who my sister is? Would the same things that helped me complete this journey see me through the finish line of the next? I’ll never forget a moment during my graduation party when my mom pulled me aside and said, ‘You’ll be great honey, but for now, just live in the moment.’ It was wisdom only a mother could share, and I’ll be honest, as a teenage girl I didn’t value that advice then, as much as I live by it now. That brings me to my message today—live in the moment. In looking back at my own life, my journey has been a mosaic of moments—some challenging, some successful, and some disappointing, but ALL of which were building blocks that helped me get to where I am today. Right now, THIS is your moment. Your moment to celebrate, your moment to congratulate, your moment to recognize that you have successfully completed this chapter in your journey.  You’ve challenged yourselves to be the best you can be and on this day I’m here to tell you—your best is more than good enough. From the outside looking in, being a reporter is a glamorous job. But from the inside looking out, the truth is, it’s also a very tough

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moments. Take it all in.” one. Everything in news moves quickly. Everyday I’m met by a different story, a different deadline, a different expectation; seldom do I have time to stop and take it all in.

What I mean by that is stay connected to the things you love and allow that passion and curiosity to help you find your place—in high school and beyond.

But then there are those ‘one-of-a-kind’ moments, the ones that I live for, the ones we each have but are often too busy to see pass by. The ones that stop everything around you and that force you to just be present and feel.

My passion for theater started right here and continued into high school and into college. Sixteen years later, I’m still standing in the spotlight, performing on a stage. I never stopped searching for my niche.

Today, is one of those moments. Take it all in. Take in your accomplishments, take in your failures, take in your highs and your lows.  

Find your comfort zone, just like you did here. Sure, it may take time to discover, but never stop searching. Sign up for clubs, join a team, start a mission—if one doesn’t exist, start it. Design your own mosaic of great moments and I promise you in four years, wherever you are, on your graduation day from high school, those moments will be the ones to help you through your next journey.

Remember the sounds of your friends’ laughter, your teachers’ voices, that winning goal, the standing ovation, your solo at the recital—even the morning bell—now that’s a sound I’ll never forget. Stop and take them all in. In just a few months, a new journey awaits you. It will challenge you, it will push you, and it will require you to carve your own path, just like EFS did. And even when you think the test is too tough, remember how far you’ve come and know that just like you have today, you will succeed again tomorrow.  That said, my wish for each of you is to choose a path built on a foundation of valuable moments. 

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Don’t be afraid of change. The reality is, no two moments are ever the same, because they’re uniquely designed to teach us something different. This journey won’t be like your next one, or the one after that, but that’s what makes today so special. After today some of you may go your separate ways, others the same, but take this with you—June 14, 2017, will be the moment that forever connects you as peers, as friends, and as Elmwood Franklin graduates. Take risks, fly high and spread your wings, and as you soar, don’t forget to take a moment to look down and see how high you’ve come.”

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In June, alumni from the Class of 2013 joined together one more time here at Elmwood Franklin School before heading off to college. Pictured above are (standing from l to r) Mrs. Alyssa Charles, Antonio Lim, Austin Otterbein, Ade Thompson, Elisa Alexander, Falise Ingram, Kemba Seals, Hannah Garis, Fatima Siddiqui, Catherine Lauria, Joseph Frank, Michael Nercessian, Mrs. Christine Cooke-MacVittie, and Mr. Neil Connelly; (sitting/kneeling from l to r) Blake Zachau, Julia Levin, Logan Humiston, Morgan Awner, Esther Bibas, Inti Brittan-Karshud, Kyra Ann Fogg, Charlie Stube, Maya Nigrin, Kevin Frank, and Evan Shine.

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A HEAD OF HER TIME ROSEMARIE BERES RETIRES AFTER 40 YEARS AT EFS

Assistant Head and Upper School Head Rosemarie Beres made the 2016-2017 school year her last, a bittersweet milestone for her, her colleagues, her former students, and the entire EFS community. It has been said, “A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.” Rosemarie’s influence extends far beyond our walls, as was evident during a series of events this spring with students, teachers, alumni, Board members, Corporation members, former teachers and families. For all she has done, for all she is, our community gathered to say thank you to Rosemarie. In May, Board President Cutler Greene ’88 extended an invitation to Rosemarie to join the Corporation. The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to designate Rosemarie as a member of the Corporation, an advisory committee with lifetime membership, in recognition of her exceptional, outstanding, and faithful service to Elmwood Franklin School.

1989 as a way to recognize outstanding members of the EFS community for their extraordinary contributions to the school. Head of Lower School Sarah Mitchell Duddy ’90 presented the award, which is named in honor of its first recipient, Sarah's grandmother. At the end of the school year, the eighth grade class presented Rosemarie with her final yearbook—and theirs— dedicated to her for teaching them to find their voices and for working over half her life improving the lives of her students. That same day, the Upper School students donned visors—a staple of Rosemarie’s Outdoor Ed trip attire—and played backyard games during the Upper School field day. In June, a tribute to Rosemarie was held in the Johnston Theatre during the All-Alumni Reunion, marked by the attendance of more than 150 guests, several speakers— including three former Heads of School—and the dedication of a Camp Pathfinder canoe in her honor, presented by her nephew and EFS graduate Gabe Lullo ’95.

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In addition to current Head of School Andrew Deyell, three former heads spoke in honor of Rosemarie Beres at the All-Alumni Reunion in June. From left to right: Anthony G. Featherston IV (Head of School from 2006-2012), Dr. Keith W. Frome (Head of School from 1997-2006), and E. John White (Head of School from 1982-1993).

The Margaret G. Swift Service Award was established in 1989 as a way to recognize special members of the EFS community for their good works toward the school. The award can be given at any time to anyone—parent, former parent, faculty, administrator, trustee, Corporation member or friend—when the occasion calls for it. The service to the school can be of any type, but must be extraordinary in effort, achievement, or longevity.

[ ] “In every role, and in every situation, RB brings expertise, passion, and compassion to her work. Her dedication to Elmwood Franklin has been extraordinary. She is an advocate for all EFS students, consistently creative in supporting children’s needs in the classroom and beyond. Her leadership is revered by faculty. RB’s expertise and partnership is sought after by parents as they work to navigate through the middle school years. She is our teacher, our colleague, our mentor, our friend.” —Sarah Mitchell Duddy ’90

Upper School students donned visors—a staple of Rosemarie’s Outdoor Ed trip attire— and played backyard games in honor of her last field day.

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MISSION Elmwood Franklin School prepares children for success in life. By setting high standards for scholarship and character and providing a nurturing and supportive environment, Elmwood Franklin fosters the development of confident, independent, self-motivated learners with a strong sense of responsibility to self and community. To effectively carry out the mission, Elmwood Franklin is committed to

• PROVIDING an enriched academic program that emphasizes learning how to learn, developing good work habits, and fostering creative and independent thinking;

• ENHANCING each student’s learning experience with in-class and outof-class activities as well as extracurricular offerings including athletics and the arts;

• SUSTAINING an environment in which respect and caring for each child and adult in the school community are paramount;

• MAINTAINING a collegial faculty of outstanding professionals to serve as effective teachers and caring mentors;

• FOSTERING a school-home partnership focused on the academic and personal development of each student and characterized by open communication;

• INVOLVING families in supporting our students and teachers;

• SUPPORTING our educational program with extensive resources and well-maintained, well-equipped facilities.

• BUILDING an inclusive school community that reflects and values diversity;

CORE VALUES COMMUNITY

CHARACTER

CREATIVE INQUIRY

Elmwood Franklin fosters a caring environment in which families, students, teachers, and professionals share ideas, value differences, and work in partnership to create authentic experiences with lasting impact.

Elmwood Franklin instills and demonstrates a commitment to kindness, respect, integrity, and perseverance. Students are encouraged to understand their roles as citizens in a wider world.

Elmwood Franklin promotes a culture of learning in which curiosity is rewarded, risk-taking is encouraged, and challenging assumptions is expected. Through these experiences, confident, resilient, independent thinkers are cultivated.

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INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE Elmwood Franklin is a journey—not a destination. Students are met at their personal stage of development and are given opportunities to discover their own learning styles and pursue their own passions.

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Board of Trustees Corporation Life Members Alumni Council Admissions Report Parent Council Volunteer Recognition

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2017 Auction: Party on New Amsterdam

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Board of Trustees 2016-2017

Cutler Greene ’88 Terri Rich TREASURER Barry Heneghan SECRETARY Michele Lee PRESIDENT

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Cyndi Burnett Catherine Beltz-Foley Darby Fishkin Kimisha Brown-Houston '98 Alice Jacobs Betsy Constantine Janowski '89 Anthony Johnson Alon Kupferman

Brian J. Lipke Gregory K. Meyer Matthew Montante Amy Habib Rittling '82 Robert Scott Sonja Sirén Nicholas B. Tzetzo '87 Peter Allen Weinmann

Jane S. Banta ’61 Steven G. Biltekoff Hazard K. Campbell ’42 (d) Janie Constantine ’62 Holly A. Donaldson ’57 Barbara Hourihan Downing Keith W. Frome Richard E. Gioia Robert D. Gioia Arthur Glick ’71 Susan B. Green ’62 Amy J. Habib Charles J. Hahn Frederick K. Houston Alice F. Jacobs Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. ’47 Michael Joseph Alison Keane Stephen Kellogg ’51 Charles F. Kreiner, Jr. George W. Laub ’42 Madeline Lillie ’64

Gerald S. Lippes Devon Marlette ’67 William E. Mathias II Elizabeth S. Mitchell ’65 Trudy A. Mollenberg ’61 Ruth Niswander ’39 (d) Phyllis Pierce (d) Pamela Righter Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Robin Sadler Anne L. Saldanha Frank M. Spitzmiller II Cynthia Baird Stark David G. Strachan ’47 Douglas G. Swift ’70 Pamela R. Jacobs Vogt James M. Wadsworth Edward F. Walsh Catherine T. Wettlaufer ’62 E. John White Annette S. Wilton ’48 (d) Leslie H. Zemsky

Corporation Life Members

Alumni Council 2016-2017 CO - CHAIRS

Corporation members and Trustees gathered in the spring for their annual luncheon and to welcome retiring Head of Upper School Rosemarie Beres to the Corporation.

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Jesse Baier ’01 Amy Decillis Bard ’86 Gitti Barrell ’71 Gabe Bialkowski '08 Murray Bibas '08 Jennifer Prince Bronstein ’74 Kilby Bronstein ’06 Grace Clauss ’08 Eliza Friedman '03 Dayle Hodge '97

Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64 Kimisha Brown-Houston '98 Madeline Ambrus Lillie ’64 Elizabeth Duryea Maloney ’70 Aminty Lippes Mann ’90 Peter Marlette ’02 Matt Mariconda ’92 Ryan McQueeney ’03 Shana Siegel ’90 Ivey Spier ’08 Talley Wettlaufer ’91

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In January, Elmwood Franklin School teachers hosted hundreds of children over four Saturdays for story hours and a series of fun and fascinating workshops. Interested parents and students had the opportunity to tour our facilities and see our teachers in action!

Admissions Report After graduating 29 eighth grade students in 2016, we enrolled 42 new students for a total student body of 285. Families continue to come to EFS from all over Western New York—some from as far away as Bennington, Corfu, Lewiston, Youngstown, and Wheatfield, while others live as close as next door. T U I T I O N A S S I S TA N C E A total of $1,131,968 in tuition assistance was granted to 122 students (42% of enrollment). Of the total amount of tuition assistance awarded, $193,275 was given to new families entering the school and the remaining $938,275 was awarded to families already a part of the school community.

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The Parent Council organized two student dances this spring to collect fleece blankets for the pediatric patients of Women & Children’s Hospital. Students in grades 1-8 brought in over 100 blankets to help provide comfort to kids during their hospital stay. During a morning assembly, Sue Mirabella, Child Life Specialist, and Cynthia Ciminelli, Community Engagement Consultant, collected the blankets and thanked the students. They also shared information with students about the impact of their donation and gave an update on the hospital move!

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Parent Council 2016-2017

From picnics to book fairs, teacher treats to school dances, room reps to family fun, the Parent Council serves as a support group to the school and as a resource for all members of the school community. The Parent Council encourages communication between the school administration and Parent Council members by sharing matters of mutual interest, working together on fundraising events, and encouraging involvement by all parents in the school community. We sincerely appreciate our parents’ involvement and support. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Tracy Heneghan VICE PRESIDENT Rosanna Kollidas SECRETARY Heather Chick COMMUNITY LIAISON Stephanie Kroth ’90 ROOM REP COORDINATOR Dina Benderson PRESIDENT

COM MIT TEE A ND EVENT CHAIRS

RO O M R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S

BOOK FAIR

BEGINNERS

Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly and Alyssa Hunt

PREP I

FALL FESTIVAL

Karen Camacho and Heather Chick HOLIMONT FAMILY FUN DAY

Jacqueline Jayson ’91 ORIGINAL WORKS

Nina Riegel and Josephine Siddiqui PASSIVE FUNDRAISING

Anna Geronimo and Anna Voelkl TEACHER TREATS

Jody Warner and Amélida Weinmann

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Laura Rao Maria Deyell, Rachel Jackson PREP II Joe Janowski, Matt Iak GRADE 1 Courtney Visioni, Nicole Tzetzo GRADE 2 Lisa Fontana, Anna Voelkl GRADE 3 Susan Burke, Becky Machado GRADE 4 Chuck Notaro, Amélida Weinmann GRADE 5 Jody Warner, Meg Hunter GRADE 6 Mara Montante, Dora Iskalo GRADE 7 Katharine Popat, Julie Greene GRADE 8 Terri Rich, Kärin Rich

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Volunteer Recognition “No

act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”

—Aesop

Giving isn’t limited to money—acts of kindness, both small and large, have a special value of their own. In May, Head of School Andy Deyell and Director of Development Moira Lewis welcomed Elmwood Franklin’s many volunteers to a breakfast reception to give special recognition to a few and heartfelt thanks to all.

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Rosemarie Beres received The Margaret G. Swift Service Award, presented by Sarah Mitchell Duddy ’90.

Maggie Schultz and Stephanie Swift Kroth '90 received the Unsung Hero Award in May.

T H E M A RG A R E T G . S W I F T S E R V I C E A WA R D Named in honor of its first recipient, the Margaret G. Swift Service Award was established in 1989 as a way to recognize outstanding members of the EFS community. In May, Head of Upper School Rosemarie Beres was presented the award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions during her 40 years at Elmwood Franklin.

Elmwood Franklin community member, graduating from EFS in 1990. We are honored to present the Unsung Hero award to Stephanie. We thank them both, and all our volunteers, for their many contributions—they are appreciated!

PA R E N T C O U N C I L T H E U N S U N G H E RO A WA R D The Unsung Hero Award pays special honor to those who work tirelessly for our school without fanfare, fulfilling important roles but not always getting the recognition they deserve. This year we honored two such individuals, Maggie Schultz and Stephanie Swift Kroth ’90. Maggie Schultz volunteered in the library at least once or twice a week, processing books and assisting students. Maggie is a warm-hearted and endearing volunteer and grandmother, who has worked often without recognition. Joan Good affectionately refers to her as “the library ninja.” She comes in and works quietly in the background, often unseen. Sometimes the only way we know that she has been in is by the HUGE stack of stamped and processed books on the carts ready to be shelved. Maggie’s devotion to the library and the students is inspiring, and we are so very thankful for her hard work and dedication.

Parent Council officers Tracy Heneghan, President; Rosanna Kollidas, Vice President; Heather Chick, Secretary; Stephanie Kroth ’90, Community Liaison; and Dina Benderson, Room Rep Coordinator were thanked for their leadership. Recognition was also given to Parent Council sub-committee chairs Anna Geronimo and Anna Voelkl, passive fundraising; Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly and Alyssa Hunt, book fair; Jody Warner and Amélida Weinmann, teacher treats; Karen Camacho and Heather Chick, fall festival; Jacqueline Jayson, Holimont fun day; and Nina Riegel and Josephine Siddiqui, Original Works.

A U C T I O N 2017 Thanks were given to Auction chairs Kimisha Brown-Houston and Chad Houston for overseeing the successful 2017 Auction, a fun and festive event that raised more than $200,000 for our school.

A N N UA L F U N D Party on New Amsterdam, Auction 2017, was true to title in that it was a PARTY! Auction chairs Kimisha Brown-Houston and Chad Houston set the vision, and Stephanie Kroth made it a reality. She is energetic and passionate—a creative individual who is a true team player. Stephanie spent countless hours with her committee in her basement, gluing and drilling cardboard and wood and hula hoops and tinsel! She would share pictures throughout the year, but it wasn’t until she was 20 feet up on a cherry picker in the gym that we truly understood her awesomeness. Stephanie also volunteers as a member of the Parent Council Executive Committee and has been a lifelong

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Annual Fund Chairs Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89 and Brian Lipke were recognized for their leadership of this year’s campaign. Faculty chairs Phyllis Siracusa and Leigh Mikulka led the faculty and staff to another year of 100 percent participation!

ALUMNI COUNCIL Tricia Barrett ’92 and Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64 were recognized for chairing the Alumni Council and working to grow our alumni outreach.

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ALL TOGETHER NOW

2 016 - 2 017 A N N U A L F U N D C A M P A I G N

The school band and chorus are apt metaphors for the Annual Fund. Everyone has a part to play. Some parts are bigger and some smaller, but each one is important. And when everyone works together, something magnificent is created.

The 2016-2017 Annual Fund campaign, orchestrated other things, a storage system for the theatre green by co-chairs Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89 and room, additional titles for the eBook system, and Brian Lipke, brought together a chorus of 456 more than 50 field trips. donors and raised a total of $253,203 in restricted and unrestricted funds. That sum is beautiful music Just as a conductor keeps the band in time, the to our ears, because every bit of it supports Annual Fund keeps our school running smoothly and important things such as student resources, teacher harmoniously. And like every good performance, this salaries, technology, and facilities maintenance. This campaign deserves a round of applause to everyone year, gifts to the Annual Fund funded, among many involved. Thank you!


Cabinet Members The Cabinet is a dedicated group of alumni, parents, alumni parents, grandparents, trustees, former trustees, and Corporation members who worked together throughout the year toward reaching our goal in the Elmwood Franklin School Annual Fund Campaign. We are most appreciative of your time and energy.

Co-Chairs

Cabinet Members

Betsy Constantine Janowski '89 Brian Lipke

Tricia Barrett ’92 Renata Bojic Solange DeSouza Barbara Hourihan Downing Donna Franasiak Susie Barrett Green ’62 Julie Greene Tim Hoover Dora Iskalo Terri Rich Kerry Riordan Brad Termini ’95 Chris Tingley Roger Walcott Paul and Alissa Wolf

Corporation Chair Liz Duryea Maloney ’70 Anne Saldanha

Grandparent Chair Janie Urban Constantine ’62

Faculty Chairs Leigh Mikulka Phyllis Siracusa

Annual Fund History Year

No. of Donors

Annual Fund Unrestricted Total

Trustee %

Corporation %

Parent %

Alumni %

Fac/Staff %

2016/2017

456

$253,203

100%

70%

54%

10%

100%

2015/2016

437

$192,000

100%

65%

53%

10%

100%

2014/2015

479

$221,236

100%

72%

69%

9%

100%

2013/2014

488

$195,113

100%

79%

46%

12%

100%

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[ ] EFS is like a family where teachers,

parents, and children work together in a safe, nurturing environment. Children are taught to be creative thinkers and to love learning. Kids have many hands-on experiences over the years, each grade getting them ready for the next life step.

Our four children all began at EFS in Prep. Two have since graduated and were very well-prepared for high school. They are well spoken, well educated, competitive but kind children. They have made lifelong friends at EFS. Our two younger children are still at EFS and are thriving from the one-on-one attention. EFS has small class sizes and is able to adapt to what each student needs. There is no other school like EFS—it is a very special place and will forever be a part of our lives.

—The Rich Family Terri & DJ Rich Madison '14, David '17, Hannah '18, & Alyssa '19

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Annual Fund Donors HEAD SOCIETY

KEY SOCIETY

$5,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Benderson The Edward H. Butler Foundation The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation D-B Trust Mrs. Betsy Swift Mitchell ’65 Ms. Anne H. Swift ’66 Mr. Harlan J. Swift ’61 Mr. Doug Swift ’70 Elmwood Franklin School Parent Council Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jacobs, Jr. ’77 Mr. Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. ’47 Mrs. Susie Lenahan Kimberly '64 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch Ms. Valerie Koch Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Stephanie Kroth ’90 Helen Dent Lenahan Foundation Ms. Helen Lenahan (d) Mr. Christopher Lenahan Mrs. Susie Lenahan Kimberly '64 Brian and Deborah Lipke Dr. Anne Saldanha

$1,500 - $2,499 Drs. Samuel and Marsilia Cloud Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Duddy Donna and Ken Franasiak Roberta and Michael Joseph Dr. Saurin Popat and Mrs. Katharine Popat Mr. Matthew Reitz and Ms. Vanessa Glushefski Mr. Eric Saldanha ’85 Mr. Mark Saldanha ’90 Penn Schoellkopf Fund Mrs. Jane S. Banta ’61 Mrs. Ann Jewett ’59 Ms. Susan Schoellkopf ’65 Dr. and Mrs. Adnan Siddiqui Katharine and Andrew Smith Mr. and Mrs. David G. Strachan Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Szymkowiak Mr. Brad Termini ’95 Christopher and Mary Ann Tingley Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas B. Tzetzo ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weinmann

B L U E G R AY C I RC L E FOUNDER’S SOCIETY $2,500 - $4,999 Catherine and Stephen Foley Mr. Glenn Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Cutler S. Greene ’88 The Habib Family Mrs. Halim A. Habib Amy Habib Rittling ’82 and Mark Rittling Mr. Anthony Habib ’87 and Ms. Becky Machado Mr. and Mrs. Barry Heneghan Mr. Paul Iskalo and Dr. Dora Iskalo Emily Edwards King ’49 Patrick P. Lee Foundation Michele and Christopher Lee Mr. Jeff Long and Ms. Amy Carter Mr. Gregory K. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mitchell Terri and David Rich, Jr.

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$1,000 - $1,499 Mrs. Margot Banta Mr. Andy M. Burnett and Dr. Cyndi A. Burnett Mrs. John W. Buyers Mr. and Mrs. Terrence M. Connors Mrs. Mary J. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Deyell Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Feeney Dr. and Mrs. Zair Fishkin Mr. and Mrs. George Forman Dr. and Mrs. Janne J. Gallen-Kallela-Sirén Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Holzman Mr. and Ms. Tim Hoover Mr. and Mrs. Frederic K. Houston Jed and Meg Hunter Mrs. Pamela Jacobs Mrs. Elizabeth Murak Kelley

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Seymour H. Knox Foundation Mr. Hazard K. Campbell ’42 (d) Mr. Benjamin K. Campbell ’72 Mr. Northrup R. Knox, Jr. ’67 Mr. Seymour H. Knox IV ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Kreiner, Jr. The Gerald and Sandra Lippes Foundation Mr. Gerald S. Lippes Sam and Tosca Miserendino Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Narins The Pierce Family Charitable Foundation Joe Saffire and Nicole Michael Ms. Abby Schoellkopf ’83 Mr. Doug G. Swift ’70 Dr. and Mrs. Parviz Taefi Mr. E. J. White and Rev. Kathryn White

E A G L E C I RC L E $500 - $999 Anonymous (two donors) Ms. Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly Dr. Ahmed Belal and Dr. Rania Elmarzouky Ms. Rosemarie Beres Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Camacho Mr. Richard Clarke Dr. Stephen Clement and Dr. Sally Clement John and Tracy Deleo Mr. Matthew Feldman and Dr. Donna Feldman Mrs. Margaret P. Garvin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Glick Richard and Susie Green Mr. Michael and Dr. Harriette Hogan Charles and Jill Jacobs Mrs. Isabel V. James Mr. Knight D. Kieffer '88 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Kollidas Mr. and Mrs. Alon Kupferman Mr. and Mrs. Faziollah Loghmanee Elizabeth Duryea Maloney Mr. Tom Moll Gay and Richard Molnar Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Montante Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Murak Ms. Gaier N. Palmisano ’65 Drs. Robert and Anne Ramsdell Mr. Frank Rapaport Dr. and Mrs. William J. Rapaport Mr. and Mrs. Jason Saleh Mr. and Mrs. David O. Smith Frank and Bonnie Spitzmiller ’59

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Dr. and Mrs. Bejai Srivastava Mrs. Sally Vincent ’60 Drs. Roger and Karen Walcott Heidi Forman and Jim Wooten

PAT RO N $1 - $499 Anonymous (12 donors) Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Acker Ms. Lindsay A. Acker Mr. and Mrs. Fred Acquavita Mrs. Susan G. Alford ’55 Mrs. Susan B. Allan Mr. Joseph Aquino Mr. and Ms. Joseph S. Aradio Mr. and Mrs. Corey Auerbach Ms. Constantina Bahas ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Markos Bahas Ms. Jesse Baier Ms. Angel Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Ian Baird Mrs. Lynn Baker Mr. and Mrs. Irving Barrett, Jr. Ms. Patricia Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Tim Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Barry Ms. Maureen Barry Mr. Michael H. Bartlett Ms. Sarah Bassett Ms. Ardith Bausenbach Ms. Emily Beckwith Ms. Cynthia Benderson Mr. and Mrs. Todd Benderson Dr. Arin Bhattacharjee and Dr. Elsa Daurignac Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Biltekoff Mrs. Tammy Bingel Dr. Ellen E. Grant Ms. Hope Blinkoff Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Bloomberg Mrs. Renata Bojic Mr. Evan Brannen Ms. Kayla Brannen Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Broenniman Ms. Kilby Bronstein Mrs. Jennifer Bronstein Ms. Ryan E. Bronstein Ms. Patricia Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burke Mr. Conrad Cain

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Mr. Adrian Calamel Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Campbell Ms. Jo-An K. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Philip Celniker Mr. and Mrs. Marc Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charles Mrs. Heather Chick Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cianciosa Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cianciosa Ms. Deborah J. Clark ’63 Mr. Douglas Clark Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Clauss Mrs. Patricia B. Cody Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Colpoys Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Constantine Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Constantine Mr. Tom MacVittie and Ms. Christine Cooke-MacVittie Mr. and Mrs. James Cosbey III Louis and Kathleen Cozens Ms. Kelly Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Rhys Curtis Mr. and Mrs. Enrico D'Abate Mr. Christopher L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Decillis Ms. Jessica Demakos Ms. Heidi Dent '68 Mr. and Mrs. David Deyell Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Dietrick Ms. Maggie Dirrigl Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Donaldson Barbara Hourihan Downing Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Drew Mr. James Dryden Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edson Lt. M. Nicholas Edson ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elardo Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elsinghorst Ms. Janet Endres Ms. Jenna Evaldi Ms. Diane Evans Mrs. Bonnie B. Fastiff Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Fatin III Mr. Anthony Featherston and Dr. Helen Roy Ms. Mona Fetouh Ms. Betsy Feuerstein Ms. Jami Feuerstein Drs. Jeremy and Kristin Finn

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Annette and Michael Fitch Mrs. Laura Forster Dr. Anthony M. Foti and Mrs. Jennifer S. Foti Ms. Linda A. Francis Ms. M. Claire Franczyk Mr. and Mrs. David M. Frank Mrs. Samantha Franklin Ms. Eliza Friedman Ms. Catherine A. Fryer Mr. Mitsunori Fukushima and Ms. Cassidy Gillespie Mr. Thomas Sabatino and Ms. Rosalie Gardon Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Garra Ms. Anna Geronimo Mrs. Lisa L. Gillespie Mr. Eric H. Goldberg and Mrs. Anna M. Salvamoser-Goldberg The Goldfarb Family Michele, Jeffrey, Adam ’01, and Ari ’06 Mr. John C. Goller and Ms. Elizabeth S. Keller Mr. John Gilbert and Ms. Joan Good Mrs. Sarah C. Goodyear Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Graff Cynthia Gray Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Greene III Mr. and Mrs. Gary Greenfield Mrs. Joan Gruen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gurney Mr. and Mrs. David Hahn-Baker Ms. Elizabeth B. Harten Ms. Amy Hartman Mr. and Mrs. David Herer Mr. James P. Hettrick Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Hoffman Ms. Kathryn Holmberg Matthew Hoover Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoover Mr. Michael Hopkins Chad Houston and Kimisha Brown-Houston Mr. Paul G. Howard, '64 Mrs. Helen Howell Mr. Lewis E. Hudnell III Mr. William Hudson Ms. Nancy Hughes Dr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Hughes Ms. Siobhan Hughes Florence (Sonie) Urban Hunn Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hunt Mrs. Danielle Hyrek Mr. Matthew P. Iak and Ms. Jacqueline M. Jayson DeWitt C. and Blair Dahlem Ivins Ms. Caroline Jacobs

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Mrs. Jeanette M. Jafari Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Janowski, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janowski Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jayson Mr. Anthony Johnson Ms. Carol Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Peter Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Jordan Mr. Bertrand Juillet Mr. and Mrs. James Jurnack Mr. Michael Jurnack Kenneth R Kahn and Linda Angert Kahn Fund Ms. Marny Karassik Stephen Kellogg ’51 and Carolyn Kellogg Denise and Peter Kennedy Mrs. Christine Kent Ms. Courtney Kessler Mr. Scott Ketteman Mr. Patrick Kilian Mrs. Susan Kimball Ms. Alyssa M. Kipa Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Kirchner Ms. Meredith G. Kirchner Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kleinberg Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Kossow Mrs. Melissa Kresse Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kuettel Mrs. Michele Kulpit Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kuryak Ms. Mary Beth Kuryak Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lamar Mr. George W. Laub Mr. Irving A. Laub ’42 Mrs. Sandra J. Laub Mr. Fred Lebherz Dr. and Mrs. Todd R. Levine Dr. and Mrs. Elad Levy Mrs. Moira H. Lewis Mr. Robert Liguori The Lillie Family Ms. Elissa K. Lipke Ms. Kristen Lopez Ms. Ashley LoTempio Ms. Eliza Hetherington Lowe Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lynett Ms. Jennifer MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. Tom MacVittie Mr. Matthew Mariconda Devon and Edward N. Marlette, Jr. Mr. Peter Marlette Mrs. Christine Marth

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Dr. Anthony Martinez and Ms. Solange DeSouza Ms. Regina Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Sal Martoche Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Masiello Mr. Brian Mathias Mr. Christopher Mathias Ms. Lindsay Mathias Mr. and Mrs. Ron McCabe Mrs. Eileen McCarthy Mrs. Mary Ellen D. McCormick Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGennis Ms. Kathleen McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McNally Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. McNally Mr. and Mrs. David McNeil Mr. and Mrs. Michael McQueeney Mr. and Mrs. John E. McRoy Craig and Karen Mellenthien Alicia and Bruce Michielli Ms. Leigh Mikulka and Mr. Christofer Fattey Mrs. Lois Mikulka Ms. Mariann E. Miller Mr. Robert L. Miller and Ms. Laura Mangan Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Miller Ms. Sarah Miller Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moloney Mr. and Mrs. Tom Montante Mr. and Mrs. Grazia Morreale Ms. Jane C. Morris Mr. and Mrs. David Munschauer Ms. Rebecca Murak Mr. Wilfred Murrett Mr. Jan Najdzionek Ms. Grace Niswander Ms. Katherine Niswander Dr. Kenneth R. Niswander Ms. Lisa Niswander Dr. Sonya S. Noor Ms. Alyce Notaro Mr. Gary P. Occhino Ms. Regina O'Connor Mr. and Mrs. Ayodele Olomo Ms. Annette Padden Mrs. and Mr. Nicholas Papagni Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Pedersen III Ms. Patricia Petersen Ms. Patricia Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Gary Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Zygmunt Piadlo, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Piazza Ms. Caroline Pierce

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Frederick and Lisa Pierce Dr. and Mrs. Steven Piver Mrs. Nancy C. Polk Mr. John B. Pomeroy Ms. Allison E. Prince Mr. Frank Puglisi Ms. Ann B. Quackenbush Marcy and Larry Raines Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsdell Ms. Annette Rao Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Rao Mr. and Mrs. William J. Regan, Jr. Mrs. Judy Reich Mr. and Ms. Anton Riabushev Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Rich Dr. and Mrs. Brian J. Riegel Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Righter Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roetter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rohauer Mr. Alexander Ross Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ryan Ms. Georgia Salvamoser Mr. and Mrs. David Santana Mr. Howard T. Saperston, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saperston Mrs. and Mr. Patti Scaffidi Dr. David Schmid and Dr. Carrie Bramen Mr. and Mrs. James Schmit Ms. Brie Anna Schultz Dr. Mary Schultz Ms. Nancy Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Scott Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Sheline Dr. Jafar W. Siddiqui and Dr. Uzma H. Siddiqui Ms. Phyllis Freeman Siracusa Ms. Virginia Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoklosa Alma and Malcolm Strachan ’44 Mr. and Dr. F.E. Stultz Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sufrin Mr. Patrick Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Tim Swift Mr. Steven Szymkowiak Ms. Suzanne Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Del Tice Lisa Fontana and Rick Tierney Mr. Joseph Tomasello Mrs. Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Traugott Mr. and Mrs. John Truax Mrs. Bettina Tubbs-Oberheide ’60

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Ms. Anita Ungaro Ms. Theresa Ungaro Ms. Deborah Valente Mr. and Mrs. John Victor Mr. Scott Kinsman and Ms. Margot Vincent Ms. Elizabeth O. Waagen Ms. Mary N. Wadsworth Mrs. Clare Wagstaff Ms. Caroline Walker Mr. Blake Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh, Jr. ’68 Mr. Samuel Walsh Mrs. Mary Jane Waltz Ms. Linda Ward Dr. Carolyn Warner Mrs. Janet Wendt Warner ’40 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Washington Mr. Henry Waters Joan Howland and William Webber Ralph T. and Patricia Webdale Mrs. Margit Weinmann Dr. and Mrs. Ilja Weinrieb Dr. Robert and Mrs. Mary Weiss Ms. Marina Welmers Sophie Welsh Ms. Talley Wettlaufer Ms. Susan E. White Mr. Edmund V. Wick Donald and Kathy Wigginton Mr. and Mrs. Erik C. Willers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Willers Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Williams Mrs. William Wilson Dr. and Mrs. Peter Winkelstein Mrs. Ann F. Wolney '74 Mrs. Elizabeth G. Woods Mrs. Caitlin Zulewski Dr. Igor Zutic and Dr. Sonja Pavlesen Matching Gifts Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Morgan Stanley Matching Gifts Program Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

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TA R G E T E D G I F T S

GIFTS IN-KIND

ARTS

Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly/L.B. Madison Fine Art Benderson Development/Buffalo Lodging Associates Susan Benderson Greg Boeck Solange DeSouza and Tony Martinez Andrew and Maria Deyell Amy Downing Sarah and Anthony Duddy Mara and Michael Endl Kate and Steve Foley Tracy and Barry Heneghan Jed and Meg Hunter/West Herr Mercedes-Benz of Rochester Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jacobs, Jr./Delaware North Chris and Lindsey Koch/New Era Cap Ray and Rosanna Kollidas/Milos Stephanie and Brad Kroth Kelsey Lullo Peter Marlette/ADPRO Sports Metro Environmental Oliver’s Restaurant Terri and DJ Rich Rich Products Nina Riegel Dr. Janne Sirén/Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tempo Restaurant Jacque and Chris Tiftickjian Walt Disney World Community Relations Harry Zemsky/Hydraulic Hearth

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch EARLY CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

D-B Trust FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sufrin GERTRUDE M . WADSWORTH ENDOWMENT FUND FOR 1 ST GRADE TEACHERS

Mary N. Wadsworth LIBRARY PROGRAM

Denise and Peter Kennedy PREP MUSIC PROGRAM

Anonymous JOHNSTON THEATRE REVITLIZATION

Mr. Edwin M. Johnston Jr. ’47 Helen Dent Lenahan Foundation PREP MUSIC PROGRAM

Anonymous PREP PROGRAM

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edson Florence (Sonie) Urban Hunn TECHNOLOGY

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch Mr. and Mrs. George W. Laub TUITION ASSISTANCE

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Taefi Mrs. Lois Mikulka

[ ] “From the moment our young sons entered the school, through the years I spent as a parent, Board member, and Board president, to today as a Corporation member, EFS has had a special place in the collective hearts of the Saldanha family. Teachers, staff, parents, alumni, and students form a warm, embracing family, making EFS a special and unique school in the WNY community. With two graduates, one of whom works at EFS now, I am proud to support this great institution.” —Anne Saldanha M.D.

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AMAZING THINGS donors have made possible

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outdoor education trips, from Camp Pathfinder in Canada, to Letchworth and Onyahsa, to a tipi sleepover in our own backyard.

large curtain-to-curtain screen to enhance our performing arts in the Johnston Theatre. Bravo!

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field trips to places near and far. Each one provides a unique learning experience that takes the students beyond the classroom and into the world.

professional development conferences for our teachers. To inspire lifelong learning in children, you must be a lifelong learner.

year’s worth of heating and cooling, so our students and teachers can focus on what’s really important.

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Lower School class plays, including costumes and props. Our students take the stage to build their confidence and share their passion.

year’s worth of art materials and supplies to support the visual arts program, continuing a tradition of excellence in arts education at EFS.

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Gifts In Memory and Honor

GIFT S IN ME MORY OF JOAN WENDT ALFORD ’30

Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Fatin III RUSSELL A. ANDERSON

Mr. Christopher L. Davis '63 RONALD BRONSTEIN

Mrs. Jennifer Bronstein '74 GINA CAMPBELL

Barbara Hourihan Downing HAZARD K. CAMPBELL ’42

Barbara Hourihan Downing Seymour H. Knox Foundation MELINDA B. GIBSON ’70

Mr. Glenn Gibson RONALD JOSEPH

Richard and Susie Green DAVID C. KOCH

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch HELEN DENT LENAHAN

Richard and Susie Green RUTH FOWLER NISWANDER ’39

Dr. Kenneth R. Niswander JONATHAN MILLER

The Lillie Family

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ELIZABETH D. SANDERS

Richard and Susie Green ELLEN DURYEA SHOUPE ’71

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Maloney PAUL TAEFI ’92

Dr. and Mrs. Parviz Taefi CONNIE WALSH

Richard and Susie Green DANIEL F. WELSH

Sophie Welsh

Richard and Susie Green Mrs. Halim A. Habib Mr. Anthony Habib and Ms. Becky Machado Mrs. Isabel V. James Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jayson Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lamar Mr. Mark F. Rittling, Jr. and Mrs. Amy Habib Rittling Dr. Anne Saldanha Mr. Eric Saldanha Mr. Mark Saldanha Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Spitzmiller II Mrs. Mary Jane Waltz Mrs. William Wilson

ANNETTE WILTON ’48

Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGennis

MOLLY B. CLAUSS

FRANK P. WILTON

Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Fatin III Richard and Susie Green Mrs. Mary Jane Waltz

Barbara Hourihan Downing Richard and Susie Green Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGennis

SUSIE BARRETT GREEN ’62

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Barrett, Jr. GERTRUDE M. WADSWORTH

Mary Wadsworth '78

CAROLYN SUFFRIN, MD, PHD ’89

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sufrin GIFTS IN HO NOR O F ROSEMARIE BERES

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Celniker Mr. and Mrs. James Cosbey III Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Fatin III Ms. Betsy Feuerstein Mr. Thomas Sabatino and Ms. Rosalie Gardon

STEVEN SZYMKOWIAK ’00

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Szymkowiak WENDY WILLARD ’60

Mrs. Joan Gruen 2016 GRADUATION DAY

Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGennis

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Grandparent Donors

ANONYMOUS (SEVEN DONORS)

MR. AND MRS. JOE CIANCIOSA

MRS. HALIM A. HABIB

John Cianciosa

MR. AND MRS. IAN BAIRD

Sydney Giardino

Amelia Habib Eleanor Habib Halim Habib A.J. Rittling Bedie Rittling Haleigh Rittling Kara Rittling

Holly Hunter Ian Hunter

MR. AND MRS. ENRICO D'ABATE

MR. AND MRS. ED HILL

Sophia Soluri

Maya Hill

MR. AND MRS. DAN DAVIS

MR. AND MRS. DARWIN HOFFMAN

Maggie Kroth

Adam Franasiak Ian Franasiak

MR. AND MRS. MARKOS BAHAS

Anastasios Kollidas Markos Kollidas Petros A. Kollidas

MR. AND MRS. ROBERT W. CONSTANTINE

Henry Janowski LOUIS AND KATHLEEN COZENS

MR. AND MRS. TIM BARRETT

Charlotte Barrett MS. MAUREEN BARRY

Jude Barry Mara Barry

MR. AND MRS. ANTHONY DECILLIS

MS. CYNTHIA BENDERSON

MR. AND MRS. DAVID DEYELL

Noah Benderson Sophie Benderson

Claire Deyell Lucas Deyell

MRS. HELEN HOWELL

MS. PATRICIA BURGESS

MR. AND MRS. JIM ELARDO

MR. AND MRS. JOSEPH JANOWSKI

Dylan Chiantella Morgan Chiantella

Rowan McNeil

Henry Janowski

MR. AND MRS. GEORGE FORMAN

MRS. AUDREY JOHNSON

Inga Wooten-Forman Siri Wooten-Forman

Eric Rich

Lauren Bard

MR. AND MRS. WAYNE HOOVER

Juliana Hoover

MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL BURKE

Alexandra Burke Michael Burke

MS. CAROL JOHNSON MR. AND MRS. GREG GRAY

MR. CONRAD CAIN

Mason Howell

Nicholas Johnson

Hayden Gray

Hannah Cain

STEPHEN KELLOGG ’51 AND CAROLYN KELLOGG

MR. AND MRS. GERRY CAMPBELL

Samantha Darby

Mark Campbell Matthew Campbell

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DENISE AND PETER KENNEDY

MS. JANE C. MORRIS

DR. AND MRS. BEJAI SRIVASTAVA

Jackson Montante Theodore Montante

Alexandra Smith Grace Smith

Priya Srivastava

MS. VALERIE KOCH

MR. AND MRS. RICHARD J. MURAK

Hunter Koch Annabelle Koch

Audrey Santana Nathan Santana Olivia Santana

MR. AND MRS. JACK STOKLOSA

Mara Barry Jude Barry MR. AND DR. F.E. STULTZ

Sydney Giardino

MS. REGINA O'CONNOR

Anna Karassik John Karassik

MR. FRED LEBHERZ

Mara Barry Jude Barry

MR. AND MRS. TIM SWIFT

Collin Galvin Julia Galvin

MS. ANNETTE PADDEN

MR. AND MRS. JIM KURYAK

Maggie Kroth Hannah Cain

MR. AND MRS. DEL TICE

MS. PATRICIA PETERSON

Charlotte Greene Cutler Greene

MS. HELEN LENAHAN (d)

Reilly Lenahan

Anthony Corasanti MR. AND MRS. FAZIOLLAH LOGHMANEE

Aram Feldman

MS. ANITA UNGARO MR. AND MRS. GARY PHILLIPS

Patrick O'Rourke

Jackson Phillips MR. AND MRS. TOM MACVITTIE

Samantha MacVittie

MS. DEBORAH VALENTE

Selah Piver

Noah Benderson Sophia Benderson

Vida DeSouza Martinez

MR. AND MRS. JAMES RAMSDELL

MRS. SALLY VINCENT

MR. AND MRS. SAL MARTOCHE

Nora Ramsdell William Ramsdell

Charlie Kinsman Rose Kinsman

MS. ANNETTE RAO

RALPH T. AND PATRICIA WEBDALE

Griffin Rao Maya Rao Noah Rao Sydney Rao

Nicholas Johnson

DR. AND MRS. WILLIAM J. RAPAPORT

DR. ROBERT WEISS

Makayla Hudson

Evelyn Walcott Margaret Walcott

DR. AND MRS. STEVEN PIVER

MS. REGINA MARTINEZ

Juliana Hoover MR. AND MRS. DENNIS MCNALLY

Orlah McNally MR. AND MRS. DAVID MCNEIL

MRS. MARGIT WEINMANN

Lillian Weinmann

Rowan McNeil CRAIG AND KAREN MELLENTHIEN

Charlotte Barrett MR. AND MRS. ROBERT ROHAUER MRS. LOIS MIKULKA

Liam Dietrick

DONALD AND KATHY WIGGINTON

Eliza Fattey Stephen Fattey

MS. GEORGIA SALVAMOSER

Annabelle Koch Hunter Koch

Alexander Goldberg MR. AND MRS. JOHN A. MITCHELL

Grace Duddy

MR. AND MRS. THOMAS WILLERS MR. AND MRS. JAMES SCHMIT

Hudson Willers

Bridgette McGovern GAY AND RICHARD MOLNAR

MR. AND MRS. JEROME WILLIAMS

Adam Franasiak Ian Franasiak

DR. MARY SCHULTZ

MR. AND MRS. TOM MONTANTE

MS. NANCY SCHWARTZ

Jackson Montante Theodore Montante

Naomi Schwartz

Jackson DeBottis

Eva Robinson Evan Robinson

MR. AND MRS. DAVID O. SMITH MR. AND MRS. GRAZIA MORREALE

Hasan Siddiqui,

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Alexandra Smith Grace Smith

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Alumni Donors 1932 Marjorie S. Buyers 1935 Isabel Vaughan James 1937 Anne Backus Cheney Rosemary Smith Marlette 1940 Janet Wendt Warner 1941 Frances Saperston Klingenstein 1942 Susan Beck Allan George W. Laub Evelyn Gurney Miller

1951 Stephen Kellogg 1952 Bonnie Barmon Fastiff Mary Ellen Daniels McCormick 1953 Sarah C. Goodyear 1954 Stephen Clement Howard T. Saperston, Jr. 1955 Susan Gibbons Alford Margaret Perry Garvin Nancy Cooley Polk Bonnie Cornelius Spitzmiller Marina Welmers

1943 Holly Salt Walsh Elizabeth Gale Woods

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1944 Alma Chapin Strachan Malcolm Strachan Henry Waters

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1946 Irving A. Laub 1947 Joan Willard Gruen Stephen Gurney Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. Virginia Sprague David G. Strachan 1948 Margot Mimmack Lamar 1949 Emily Edwards King Pinky Leahy Regan

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Margot Rumsey Banta David O. Smith

Holly Augspurger Donaldson 1959 Ann Schoellkopf Jewett 1960 Mary Diebold Smith Bettina Tubbs-Oberheide Sally Spitzmiller Vincent 1961 Penny Schoellkopf Banta 1962 Janie Urban Constantine Susan Barrett Green Jane C. Morris 1963 Deborah Clark Christopher L. Davis

1964 Ardith Bausenbach Lisa Lord Gillespie Paul G. Howard Joan Howland Susie Lenahan Kimberly Madeline Ambrus Lillie Ann B. Quackenbush 1965 Florence (Sonie) Urban Hunn Elizabeth Swift Mitchell Clarke Narins Gaier Notman Palmisano Susan B. Schoellkopf

1972 Jonathan A. Graff James P. Hettrick 1973 Holly Hahn-Baker DeWitt C. Ivins 1974 Jennifer Prince Bronstein Molly Sanders Clauss Ann Flynn Wolney 1975 Catherine A. Fryer

1966 Michael Bartlett

1977 Jeremy Jacobs, Jr.

1967 Devon Parker Marlette John B. Pomeroy

1978 Mary N. Wadsworth

1968 Heidi Dent Arthurs Robert L. Miller, Jr. Pete Pedersen Edward F. Walsh, Jr. 1969 Susan Penney Kimball Frederick Pierce 1970 Linda Ambrus Broenniman Elizabeth Barth Harten Liz Duryea Maloney Barbara Fischer McQueeney Grace Walsh Munschauer Doug Swift Edmund Wick 1971 Neal Fatin Arthur Glick Allison E. Prince Elizabeth O. Waagen

1982 Courtney Kessler Amy Habib Rittling 1983 Abby Schoellkopf 1984 Adrian Calamel Liza Hetherington Lowe Theodore W. Rich 1985 Siobhan Hughes Eric Saldanha Margot Vincent 1986 Mona Fetouh F. Robert Greene III Scott Saperston 1987 Anthony Habib Lewis E. Hudnell III Nicholas B. Tzetzo

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Alumni, families, and friends raised a toast to retiring Upper School Head Rosemarie Beres at June’s All-Alumni Reunion.

1988 Cutler S. Greene William Hudson Knight D. Kieffer 1989 Betsy Constantine Janowski Patrick Sullivan 1990 Sarah Mitchell Duddy Meredith G. Kirchner Stephanie Swift Kroth Gary P. Occhino Brian Mathias Mark Saldanha 1991 Jacqueline Jayson Talley Wettlaufer 1992 Tricia Barrett Melissa Marlette Kresse Matthew Mariconda

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1994 Alexander Ross Gina Wettlaufer Tomenson Blake Walsh 1995 Meg Stevenson Auerbach Jami Feuerstein John E. McRoy Alyce Notaro Brad Termini 1996 Andrew Constantine Sarah Lillie 1998 Kimisha Brown-Houston Ashley LoTempio 1999 Lisa Niswander Caroline Walker

2000 Steven Szymkowiak 2001 Jesse Baier Caroline Jacobs Katherine Niswander Frank Puglisi Samuel Walsh 2002 Hope Blinkoff Lt. M. Nicholas Edson Claire Franczyk Peter Marlette 2003 Eliza Friedman 2005 Erin Edson Jessica Demakos Caroline Pierce

2006 Kilby Bronstein Michael Jurnack Grace Niswander 2007 Evan Brannen James Dryden Lindsay Mathias Sarah Miller 2009 Kayla Brannen 2011 Constantina Bahas Ryan Bronstein Elissa Lipke 2012 Lindsay Acker

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110% Club Donors The 110% Club recognizes donors to the Annual Fund campaign who have increased their gift at least 10% over last year’s Annual Fund gift. Anonymous Ms. Lindsay A. Acker Mr. and Mrs. Fred Acquavita Mrs. Lynn Baker Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Barry Ms. Emily Beckwith Ms. Cynthia Benderson Mrs. Tammy Bingel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Edson Ms. Patricia Burgess Mr. Andy M. Burnett and Dr. Cyndi A. Burnett Mr. Justin Cain Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Camacho Mr. and Mrs. Philip Celniker Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charles Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cianciosa Ms. Deborah J. Clark ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Clauss Mrs. Patricia B. Cody Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Constantine Mr. Tom MacVittie and Ms. Christine Cooke-MacVittie Mr. and Mrs. James Cosbey III Mr. and Mrs. Rhys Curtis Mrs. Mary J. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Deyell Ms. Maggie Dirrigl Mrs. Barbara H. Downing Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Duddy Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elardo Mr. and Mrs. Neal V. Fatin III Mr. Anthony Featherston and Dr. Helen Roy Ms. Betsy Feuerstein Catherine and Stephen Foley Mr. and Mrs. George Forman Dr. Anthony M. Foti and Mrs. Jennifer S. Foti Donna and Ken Franasiak

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Dr. and Mrs. Janne J. Gallen-Kallela-Sirén Mr. Thomas Sabatino and Ms. Rosalie Gardon Ms. Anna Geronimo Mr. John Gilbert and Ms. Joan Good Richard and Susie Green Mrs. Halim A. Habib Ms. Amy Hartman Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill Ms. Kathryn Holmberg Mr. Michael Hopkins Jed and Meg Hunter Mr. Paul Iskalo and Dr. Dora Iskalo Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jacobs, Jr. Mrs. Isabel V. James Mrs. Audrey Johnson Mr. Edwin M. Johnston Jr. Mr. Bertrand Juillet Mr. and Mrs. James Jurnack Ms. Marny Karassik Mrs. Elizabeth Murak Kelley Denise and Peter Kennedy Mrs. Susie Lenahan Kimberly Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Kollidas Mrs. Michele Kulpit Mr. and Mrs. Alon Kupferman Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lamar Mr. George W. Laub Michele and Christopher Lee The Lillie Family Brian and Deborah Lipke Mr. and Mrs. Faziollah Loghmanee Ms. Jennifer MacDonald Mrs. Christine Marth Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Masiello Mr. Brian Mathias Ms. Lindsay Mathias Mrs. Mary Ellen D. McCormick Ms. Kathleen McIntyre

Mr. Gregory K. Meyer Ms. Leigh Mikulka and Mr. Christofer Fattey Mr. and Mrs. Tom Montante Ms. Rebecca Murak Mr. Wilfred Murrett Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Narins Ms. Regina O'Connor Mrs. and Mr. Nicholas Papagni Ms. Caroline Pierce Ms. Ann B. Quackenbush Marcy and Larry Raines Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsdell Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Rao Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ryan Dr. Anne Saldanha Mr. Eric Saldanha Mr. Mark Saldanha Ms. Susan Schoellkopf Mr. and Mrs Robert T. Scott Frank and Bonnie Spitzmiller ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoklosa Mr. and Mrs. David G. Strachan Alma and Malcolm Strachan ’44 Mr. and Dr. F.E. Stultz Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sylvanus Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Szymkowiak Mr. Brad Termini Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Tingley Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas B. Tzetzo Ms. Anita Ungaro Mr. and Mrs. John Victor Drs. Roger and Karen Walcott Mr. Blake Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weinmann Mr. E. J. White and Rev. Kathryn White Ms. Susan E. White Donald and Kathy Wigginton Mrs. William Wilson

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FLAPPERS AND FELLAS GOT ALL DOLLED UP AND JOINED US FOR THE SOLD-OUT PARTY ON NEW AMSTERDAM, A ROARING TWENTIESTHEMED AUCTION AND AFTERPARTY! MUSIC SOARED, ART DECO REIGNED, FASHION FLOURISHED—THIS JOINT WAS OPEN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY. WHILE GUESTS WERE SNAPPING UP TRIPS AND TRINKETS, ENJOYING BITES AND BUBBLY, AND MOVING AND GROOVING TO THE MUSIC, THEY WERE ALSO SUPPORTING THE EDUCATION OF EACH AND EVERY STUDENT. Under the direction of chairs Kimisha BrownHouston ’98 and Chad Houston, Auction committee volunteers put together a swanky evening that featured 467 items from 321 donors, brought in 327 guests, and raised $209,483 for Elmwood Franklin.

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Executive Committee Chairs

Kimisha Brown-Houston ’98 and Chad Houston

Acquisitions Arts & Interiors

Tracy Masiello, Bill Warner

Children’s

Dina Benderson, Kerry Riordan, Uzma Siddiqui

Fabulous Finds & Live Julie Greene, Terri Rich, Melinda Schwartz, Courtney Visioni Restaurants & Ent.

Gretchen Galvin, Brie Anna Schultz, Paul Wolf

Sports & Leisure

Maria Deyell

Women’s Boutique

Donna Franasiak, Nina Riegel, Jacque Tiftickjian

Advertising/Sponsorship Michele Campbell, Kimisha Brown-Houston ’98 Auctioneer

Michael Casacci ’98

Class Gifts

Stephanie Kroth ’90

Coordinator

Moira Lewis

Decorations

Stephanie Kroth ’90

Faculty

Emily Beckwith, Pete Johnson, Joan Good, Alyssa Kipa, Shannon Victor

Item Tagging

Bill Warner

Menu

Rosanna and Raymond Kollidas

Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors Roberta and Michael Joseph Brian, Debbie, Katie ’05, and Elissa ’11 Lipke M&T Bank New Era Cap Siddiqui Family William Capicotto, MD, PC Silver Sponsors Delaware North Delta Sonic/Benderson Development Harris Beach, PLLC Knowinnovation Niagara Dermatology Associates, LLC Print Plus Szymkowiak Family Twenty-First Century Press

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Bronze Sponsors Daniel S. Brockman, DO, PC Calamar CBRE|Buffalo Courier Capital David Tiftickjian & Sons Iskalo Development Lee Family Montante Group Wolfgang & Weinmann, LLP Women’s Medicine of Niagara, PLLC

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RAISE THE PADDLE

FOR TECHNOLOGY

Auction 2017’s Raise the Paddle invited donors to support the integrated use of technology at Elmwood Franklin by raising funds to replace our interactive whiteboards. A total of $70,050 was raised, which will help to update interactive whiteboard technology from Prep to Upper School. These funds assisted with the purchase of Promethean interactive whiteboards, installation, and wall renovations and will enhance our students’ and teachers’ experience in the upcoming school year and beyond.

Auction 2017 Raise the Paddle for Technology Donors $5,000+ Anonymous Chris and Lindsay Koch $2,500-$4,999 Sarah and Anthony Duddy Julie and Cutler Greene Jock and Betsy Mitchell $1,000-$2,499 Barry and Tracy Heneghan Jed and Meg Hunter Paul and Dora Iskalo Brad and Stephanie Kroth Tod and Ryann Martin Anthony Martinez and Solange DeSouza Paul and Christina McAdams Terri and DJ Rich Mark Rittling and Amy Habib Rittling Adnan and Josephine Siddiqui Linda and Dennis Szymkowiak $500-$999 Lee Bahas and Meghan Moran Ahmed Belal and Rania Elmarzouky Karen and Chris Camacho Andrew and Maria Deyell Chris Fattey and Leigh Mikulka Peter and Jennifer Howell Raymond and Rosanna Kollidas Tim and Kerry Riordan

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Jafar and Uzma Siddiqui Christopher and Mary Ann Tingley Todd and Anna Voelkl Carolyn and Joseph Voelkl Paul and Alissa Wolf $250-$499 Drs. Samuel and Marsilia Cloud John and Tracy Deleo Chad Houston and Kimisha Brown-Houston Joe Janowski and Betsy Constantine Brendan and Jennifer Kelleher Matt and Mara Montante Saurin and Katharine Popat Brian and Nina Riegel Dan and Melinda Schwartz Up to $249 Jose and Malamati Allbaran Aaron and Okeia Archie Markos and Anna Bahas Lisa A. Bartolomei-Kelly Rosemarie Beres Steven Biltekoff Tammy Bingel Jessica Blakely Daniel Brockman and Tara Manteghi Christina Brown Andy and Cyndi Burnett Andrew and Michele Campbell Rebecca and Marc Chapman Heather Chick and Jeremy Beck Francie DeCarlo-Lippman Frank and Rachel DeDomenico Mara and Michael Endl

Matthew and Donna Feldman Jeremy and Kristin Finn Vickie Giouleckis Peter Heffley Catrice Huff Denine N. Jackson Merle Jayson Bertrand Juillet Melissa and Bart Kresse Alon and Allison Kupferman Moira and Patrick Lewis Gabriel Lullo Tom and Liz Mahoney Peter Marlette and Sarah McQuade Bettina Martinez-Hackert and Jorge Bajo Sanchez Christopher and Lisa McNeil Victoria Mintz and Alex Huerta Courtney Nelson-Benton and Louis Benton Grace O'Connor and Kevin Burke Ayodele and Renee Olomo Debra Porter Anne and Robert Ramsdell Steve and Lauren Rao Matthew Reitz and Vanessa Glushefski Shana Siegel Kenisha and Quinton Smith Steve and Mara Szymkowiak Chris and Jacque Tiftickjian Leah Rachel Von Essen Igor Zutic and Sonja Pavlesen

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Beginning in 2010 with the first pledge to the Room to Grow/Revitalization campaign, funds raised have made a significant and valuable impact on the school, allowing for the renovation of the parking lot, boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, the Johnston Theatre, and the roof, and growing the endowment. GROW BIGGER

For many years, Elmwood Franklin coveted the property adjacent to the school on its western side. “The Brown House,” as it had come to be known, was acquired and demolished in 2010. This campaign enabled the school to address the need for more parking and better traffic flow, and the expanded lot provided a safer, more efficient drop-off and pick-up. With over two decades of daily physical education classes and dozens of afterschool interscholastic and intramural teams, our locker rooms were well used and wearing down. Funded in part by the Room to Grow/Revitalization campaign, the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms were fully renovated to include accessible fixtures for even our smallest students and new lockers and storage cubbies.

professional growth directly and significantly benefits our students and helps ensure the school’s ability to attract and retain the best qualified and most dedicated teachers. Performing arts are an essential part of the Elmwood Franklin mission, imbuing students with poise and confidence while fostering a sense of teamwork and community. Providing a state-of-the-art space for school gatherings, concerts, plays, performances, and lectures, the Johnston Theatre is where we come together as a community. The Room to Grow/Revitalization Campaign funded, in part, an upgraded digital Bose® sound system, energy-saving LED house lighting, a 24-foot viewable screen, and a new laser projector. GROW STRONGER

GROW BRIGHTER

An investment in the professional development of our teachers—our biggest asset—is an investment in the future of the school. EFS has excelled as a result of an experienced faculty. A renewed commitment to their

Elmwood Franklin is fortunate to be able to offer an impressive teaching environment that is an integral part of the overall learning experience. This campaign enabled the school to address the need for extensive roof repairs, strengthening our facility for years to come.

Room to Grow/Revitalization Campaign Facts & Figures NUMBER OF DONORS TOTAL RAISED LARGEST GIFT AVERAGE GIFT

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Room to Grow/Revitalization Campaign Donors (2010-2017) $250,000 + The Rich Families Rev. and Mrs. David Rich Terri and David Rich, Jr. The Karl Family $100,000 - $249,999 Seymour H. Knox Foundation $50,000 - $99,999 George, Ann, and Alison Bellows The Saldanha Family Anne, Eric ’85, and Mark ’90 Mr. Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. ’47 Margaret G. Swift Charitable Lead Trust $25,000 - $49,999 The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mitchell $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous The Mathias Family Mr. Gregory Migdal and Ms. Paula M. Ciprich Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Muscarella Dr. and Mrs. Philip Niswander Dr. Kenneth Niswander and Mrs. Ruth Fowler Niswander ’39 (d) The Rupp Foundation

The JS Ten Trust Mrs. Charles W. Banta The Patrick P. Lee Foundation Chris and Michele Lee The Lillie Family Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robinson The Sadler Family Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Wilton (d) In Memory of Katherine Wilton Peterson ’85 $2,000 - $4,999 Shelley C. and Kenneth C. Drake Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green Dr. and Mrs. Adnan Siddiqui Frank and Bonnie Spitzmiller The Trolli Family $1,000 - $1,999 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Constantine Mr. Anthony Featherston and Dr. Helen Roy Mr. and Mrs. Cutler S. Greene Mr. Michael and Dr. Harriette Hogan Mr. Geoffrey K. Seals and Ms. Trini E. Ross $1 - $999 Mrs. Barbara Hourihan Downing Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Gioia Leslie and Justin Kellogg Devon and Edward Marlette Mrs. Karen Rolston

$5,000 - $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Enstice

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Opened in 2004, the Johnston Theatre, a 475-seat professional-grade theatre, connects our Upper and Lower School wings and is truly the heart of the school. Originally outfitted with state-of-the-art analog sound and lighting systems, funds raised at the 2016 Auction and matched by a gift from the theatre’s namesake Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. ’47 allowed for an upgraded digital Bose® sound system, energy-saving LED house lighting, a 24-foot viewable screen, and a new laser projector.

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Your Support

What it means, what it does, and why we need it. Every school wants a supportive and generous community. At Elmwood Franklin School, it’s not just a wish; it’s a part of who we are.

As an independent school, Elmwood Franklin was founded and is sustained through the active participation of our contributors. And their contributions come in many forms.

Elmwood Franklin relies on the charitable support of its families, its alumni, and the community-at-large to meet its annual operating expenses. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of providing an Elmwood Franklin education. But beyond its financial necessity, charitable support is at the very core of our being.

Below is an overview of just some of the opportunities available for supporting Elmwood Franklin: its mission, its students, its faculty, and its future.

Financial Support

Special Events

Annual Fund These vital, unrestricted dollars support the school’s current operating budget with funds for faculty salaries, financial assistance, classroom materials and activities, technology, library books, field trips, building maintenance, and utilities—everything it takes to run the school. The entire community—alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni parents, trustees and Corporation members—is asked to participate. And because the Annual Fund covers the immediate operating expenses of the school—what we need now to educate our students—we ask that donors make it their first giving priority.

Auction The EFS Auction is a 25-plus-year tradition that brings parents and others together for a fun and festive evening and also raises significant funds for the school. A team of volunteers, item donors, catalog advertisers, attendees and bidders collectively contribute more than $200,000 for the students and faculty of Elmwood Franklin School.

Capital Campaigns Occasionally the school needs to address larger issues and priorities (often, but not always, related to “brick and mortar” projects) that cannot be covered within annual budgeting. Recent examples include the parking lot and locker room renovations, upgrades to the theatre, and new interactive white boards throughout the school. Capital gifts are restricted gifts that are made above and beyond regular annual giving in response to such special initiatives, and they enable the school to plan for and pursue long-term institutional vitality. Planned Giving Planned gifts are as special as they are varied—the options are numerous. Planned gifts include bequests, annuities, trusts, and even gifts of real estate or personal property. Such arrangements benefit Elmwood Franklin in obvious ways, and they may also benefit the donor through favorable tax consequences or a new source of income. If you have already included Elmwood Franklin in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to thank you personally. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of planned giving, contact your financial advisor or the Development Office.

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Volunteer Opportunities Parent Council The Parent Council initiates a number of activities that allow families to become more closely involved in the life of the school and lend support to the school, financially, organizationally, and otherwise. Among other projects, the Parent Council organizes a fall book fair each year that provides funds for the school and books for the library. Alumni Council Through events and service throughout the year, the Alumni Council makes strategic efforts to maintain communication with alumni, inform them of current school happenings, involve them in the life of the school, and garner their financial support. Special Opportunities There is no limit to the ways in which our families, alumni, and friends can support Elmwood Franklin. Providing in-kind donations of goods or services, spreading word of the school to new families, helping out in the classroom or library—the active involvement of our community is what raises us up and sets us apart. Whatever your ways of supporting Elmwood Franklin School, we thank you. It couldn’t be done without you.

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S u p ER - E A S y T h I N G S

YOU CAN DO T O p RO M O T E

elmwood franklin school Invite family, friends, and neighbors to a play, musical, or concert. Not only is it quality,

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: facebook.com/elmwoodfranklin and instagram.com/elmwoodfranklinschool. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Wear your EFS gear proudly. We’ve got Under Armour shirts and jackets in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes. Stop by the EFS store located in the library media center. Or shop our vintage logo store online at zazzle.com/elmwoodfranklin and put your favorite EFS logo on one (or two) of hundreds of items!

Stick an EFS magnet

family-friendly entertainment, it shows off all the great talents and features of our school! Check the school’s website for upcoming events.

Spread the word about our Open House. Here’s a head start: this year’s open house is scheduled for Thursday, February 8. And volunteer if you can—there are usually pastries!

on your car, minivan, motorcycle, boat, or fridge. Call us at (716) 877-5035 and we will send you one for free!

Follow us on Twitter—and retweet us. We may not be quite as entertaining as some celebrity tweet-ists, but you’ll be up-to-date with all things EFS and help to promote the school.

Watch, comment on, and share our videos. Check out our channel on YouTube and you just might learn something new and interesting: youtube.com/elmwoodfranklin.

Don’t forget about EFS Summer Camp—for your own kids, or for someone else’s. It’s a great option for visiting relatives or neighborhood pals. Visit efssummer.org!

Embrace the idea of leaving a legacy. Make a referral and bring in one new student or family to be your “successor.” And then they’ll do the same with someone else, and they’ll do the same, and so on. Think of all the lives you’ll change!

Take a minute to express what Elmwood Franklin means to you, whether you’re an alum, or current parent, or former parent. We use testimonials in different ways in our marketing efforts, and they bring a smile to our faces. E-mail us anytime at development@ elmwoodfranklin.org.


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ALUMNI THANKSGIVING

Hydraulic Hearth 716 Swan Street, Buffalo, NY Raise a toast with your EFS friends at our eighth annual Alumni Thanksgiving Happy Hour at Hydraulic Hearth. Please join us—and please spread the word to others you know who may be in town for the holiday. The more, the merrier! For alumni 21 and older. Enjoy your first drink compliments of the EFS Alumni Council. RSVP online at elmwoodfranklin.org/alumni or facebook.com/elmwoodfranklin.

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