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MISSION The Frances Xavier Warde School is a Catholic elementary school in downtown Chicago that provides an academically excellent, values-oriented education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a child-centered urban environment. As a keystone of its diverse community, The Frances Xavier Warde School provides need-based scholarships to 30 percent of its students. The Frances Xavier Warde School partners with its families, nurtures faith development for its Catholic students, and engages all its students to learn about and respect other faith traditions. The Frances Xavier Warde School uses a rigorous curriculum that enables students to grow, clarify their values, and develop decision-making skills and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the world they will inherit.

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CORE VALUES A Community of Faith As a Catholic community, we host the experience of The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW). We proclaim the goodness of God and everything we teach is rooted in the Catholic tradition. We welcome the gifts that the interfaith members of our community contribute to our mission. We encourage all members of our community to evaluate their cultural values in the context of faith. A Community that is Purposefully and Intentionally Diverse Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. By inviting all the neighborhoods into our school we show the value and respect toward all cultures. We seek out diversity and rejoice in the gifts that an inclusive community has in a global society. A Community of Service We put our faith into action by reaching out to serve others, especially those in need. Students and their families perform service projects for both the local community and the community beyond our borders. A Community of Thinkers and Leaders in an Academically Enriched Environment The FXW community prepares students to be leaders in the world. The education is rigorous and inextricably linked to becoming a person of faith and character. The program of studies is project based, progressive and helps the student think critically in the pursuit of excellence.

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LEADERSHIP A message from FXW’s Board Chair FXW has been a “game changer” in the educational community for over two decades. The School that began at Presidential Towers in 1989 has made a significant impact in the lives of many students and their families. We have prepared leaders, critical thinkers and lifelong learners while remaining true to our mission. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank our FXW community for hosting the wonderful year-long celebration, noted in these pages, recognizing the School’s 25th Anniversary and its past, present and future. 2014-2015 was an exciting year which brought several changes in our School’s leadership. It is my distinct honor to acknowledge and thank long-time members of the Board of Trustees, Michael Robillard, Lisa Ruble-Murphy, Louis Portugal and Christopher Valenti, for their years of dedication, vision and willingness to take risks in guiding FXW to success. I would also like to thank Mary Reiling, Head of School, for her nine years of service to our community. Her leadership inspired FXW to continually advance. During her tenure, we have seen consistent growth in enrollment, increased community spirit through the formation of organizations like PGAB and PATH, and most recently, in successfully securing the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) accreditation. During their visit, the ISACS team commended the School’s clear mission, strong sense of identity, vibrant community and the dedication of administrators, faculty and the Board of Trustees. I would like to thank the faculty, staff, board and members of the self-study steering committee for the labor of love seen in the document presented to the visiting committee. The strong foundation recognized by our ISACS peers placed us in a position to attract many qualified candidates during our national search for the next Head of School. A long and extensive process, I would like to thank the search committee for their diligence and dedication in helping to ensure such a wonderful outcome with the announcement of Mr. Michael Kennedy. His outstanding reputation and depth of experience will serve FXW well as we move into the future. As we close a quarter century of educational excellence, I thank you for believing in and supporting our vision and mission and for your ongoing commitment as FXW moves ahead. I look forward to working with our board members and school community in honoring the best of the past, while taking the necessary steps to face the challenges of the future with fortitude and confidence. Warmest Regards,

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STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015

In fiscal year 2014-2015, FXW continued to establish a solid financial grounding to support the mission of our school for present and future. We have focused carefully on monitoring our financial needs to ensure we are maximizing the return on our investments. FXW was commended by the visiting ISACS Accrediting Team for establishing a Finance Committee whose focus is the preservation and responsible forecasting of the School’s financial position, and whose structure and roles are rooted in the best practice of independent schools. For the third consecutive year our internal audit has received a clean opinion. REVENUE Tuition and Fees............................................................................................................. $12,880,891 Scholarships and discounts ....................................................................................... $(1,543,616) Scholarship contributions . ................................................................................................. $917,170 Fundraising ..................................................................................................................... $1,394,453 Interest and dividends . ...................................................................................................... $340,803 Unrealized gains on investments....................................................................................... $(248,170) Miscellaneous revenue . ..................................................................................................... $145,840 Total Revenue............................................................................................................... $13,887,371 EXPENSE Instructional & Extracurricular.......................................................................................... $7,801,834

Administration................................................................................................................. $2,819,366 Development ..................................................................................................................... $577,284 Occupancy ..................................................................................................................... $1,524,633 Depreciation and amortization . ......................................................................................... $509,146 Total Expenses............................................................................................................... $13,232,263 Change in Net Assets, Contributed to Reserves................................................................... $655,108 .................................................................................................................................... $13,887,371 The independent accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP audited the financial operations for FY15.

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25TH ANNIVERSARY In 1989, Maggie Daley approached Father Jack Wall, Old St. Patrick’s Church, with a bold vision. She wanted to create a school where children would receive an academically excellent education along with a foundation to guide them to become hardworking individuals armed with a strong moral compass. More importantly, Maggie Daley hoped to create an environment where all families in the school would embrace and accept all faiths, all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and all the things that make us unique. The boldest part of her vision would be that 30 percent of the School’s students would receive financial assistance. Father Wall gladly accepted this challenge and with Sister Mary Ellen Caron, as the School’s first principal, the first Kindergarten class opened in the fall of the same year. Jump ahead 25 years, where FXW has expanded to offer a full Preschool through 8th grade education. We educate over 970 students and boast a strong community in our city. We were thrilled to celebrate our 25th Anniversary during the 2014-2015 academic year:

DAY OF SERVICE Since the founding of the School, service to others has been a core value of FXW. So what could be a more fitting way to start our 25th year than coming together to serve the community? More than 450 families participated in a voluntary day of service on October 19, 2014 at the UIC Pavilion. Representatives from ten partner organizations provided onsite service opportunities to reach out to those in need. FXW families made scarves for the homeless, created greeting cards for children at Ann and Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, and collected donated books for Big Shoulders’ school libraries.

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PAST PARENT POTLUCK Alumni parents were invited to the Old St. Pat’s campus on September 26, 2014 to reconnect with old friends and learn about the tremendous growth and accomplishments of FXW over the past 25 years. “We had a great time reconnecting with old friends, sharing memories and enjoying the familiar surroundings of the OSP campus”, remarked former parent Clare Hennessy Sabones.

WINDOW CLINGS PROJECT Sharing the vision of FXW on both campuses was a large part of this year of celebration. By incorporating new window clings on both campus buildings, students, families, alumni, friends and the community at large, were able to visualize our values and priorities. Clings represent the long standing tradition of academic excellence and share our message of faith, rigor and play to learn.

FLAT JAGUAR PROJECT Many current and former Jaguars left the classroom in FY15 for learning and cultural experiences around the world. As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations, Flat Jaguar was a way for our community to share in their intellectual and cultural adventures in Chicago and around the globe through photos, via social media and digital sharing.

ALUMNI REUNION The Thanksgiving weekend proved the perfect time to bring FXW alumni together to celebrate FXW’s 25 year history. On November 28, 2014, more than 64 alumni representing class years ranging from 1999-2007 gathered at The Kerryman Chicago to reunite with old friends, share some laughs and pass around the Flat Jaguar. One attendee said, “I had a great time and it was so fun to see friends from years past.”

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25 ON THE 25TH For our current students, celebrating 25 years of FXW took place in more ordinary ways. On three special school days in September, February and March, the 25th was an opportunity to unite students through cross campus visits or web time. A number of activities were planned for each grade level. FXW alumni made connections on these days by reading with OSP preschoolers or sharing their post FXW experiences with the HNC 4th Graders.

This yearlong celebration could not have been executed without the participation and support of so many current and past FXW students, parents and friends. We especially recognize the planning committee and general volunteers for their extensive efforts and dedication to these events and activities. 25th Anniversary Co-Chairs

Committee Leaders

Rose Loftus-Current Parent

Aimee Daley

Gigi Vaffis-Past Parent

Amy Freshwater

Kyle Gordon ‘01

Cecilia Loftus

Rob Gordon ‘00

Clare Hennessy Sabones Colleen Cassell Colleen Hanlon Erin Munez Priya Valenti

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CLASS OF 2015 HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 70% of the Class of 2015 were accepted into their first choice high school and 80% were accepted into their first choice Catholic high school. Our 66 graduates are enrolled at 18 different high schools for the 2015-2016 academic year. Beacon Academy

Fenton High School

St. Ignatius College Prep (16)

ChiArts

Francis W. Parker School (3)

Trinity High School (5)

Chicago Academy for the Arts

Latin School of Chicago

University of Chicago

CPS Selective Enrollment Schools (15)

The Lawrenceville School

DeLaSalle Institute (6)

Loyola Academy (6)

DePaul College Prep (3)

Mount Carmel High School (4)

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Laboratory Schools Wolcott School


BEYOND THE CLASSROOM FXW offered a comprehensive and innovative athletic and co-curricular program in FY15. With dozens of athletic and co-curricular activities to choose from, students expanded their horizons, developed new skills and formed deeper friendships with fellow Jaguars.

Spotlight on Top Athletic Achievements HNC 2014-2015 Season Highlights Flag Football Grades 4-8

Softball Grades 4-8 6th Grade Girls Champions 8th Grade Girls Champions

6th Grade League Champions

Track and Field Grades 4-8

8th Grade Runner Up

80 member Track Team

Cross Country Grades 4-8 Doubled in size each of its first three years since inception Basketball Grades 4-8 20 Teams in total

Six time Defending City Champions OSP Sports Season Highlights Basketball Grades 1-3 3rd Grade BCA League Runner Up

5th Grade Boys Final Four

Other OSP Sports Offerings

7th Grade Boys Champions

Grades K-3 Soccer

8th Grade Boys Champions

Grades 1-3 Basketball

Volleyball Grades 4-8 8th Grade Boys Runner Up 8th Grade Girls Final Four

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Grades 2-3 Girls Volleyball Grades 2-3 Boys Flag Football Grades 2-3 Track and Field


GIVING ANNUAL FUND The Frances Xavier Warde School Annual Fund enriches academics and the FXW experience that enables students to reach their full potential. Thank you to our Annual Fund Co-Chairs, Anne Coon, Tim Kennedy, Gary Rozier and Susan Thomas and to all of our Class Callers, volunteers and especially our donors, for supporting an education that develops students’ independence, confidence, faith and desire to achieve more. Dr. Samer Abbas and Dr. Rana Abraham Mr. and Mrs. John Abuja Mr. and Mrs. Juan Acevedo Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ahern Mr. Anthony Akindele and Ms. Merresa Topps-Akindele Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alexander Mr. Jaime Alvarez and Ms. Olga Camargo Mr. and Mrs. Dan Anderson Diane and Dean Andrews Anonymous (28) Anonymous In Memory of Conrad Michael Kay Mr. Andreas Antoniou and Ms. Pam Farley Mr. Antonio Aragon and Ms. Maria Cortes Lara Mr. and Mrs. David Ariola Dr. Michael Arvan and Ms. Arlene Sanoy AT&T Foundation Ms. Caroline Ativie Mr. Brian Audette and Ms. Afton Gauron Mr. Eric Baguisa and Mrs. Jennifer Angeles-Baguisa Dr. and Mrs. Ramy Bahu Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bailey

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Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ball Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Barajas Mr. Jack Barden and Ms. Dodie Anderson-Barden Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barnes Jr. Mr. Karl Barnickol and Ms. Sara Lippold Mr. and Mrs. Brett Baron Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barron Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Basil Ms. Jacqueline Bass Mr. and Mrs. Mario Basurto Ms. Sula Baye Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bedell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Belyn The Benevity Community Impact Fund Mr. William Black and Ms. Sarah McKeague Black Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boeke Mr. Joseph Borkowski and Ms. Kristine Penn Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Borra Mr. Samuel Borries and Ms. Jena Doolas Mr. and Mrs. Delano Brazil Mr. Steve Breden and Mrs. Kate Tragesser Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Britton Mr. Jeffrey Brown and Ms. Susan Fortino-Brown Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Bruckert Ms. Margaret Burns Mr. Martin Burns Mr. and Mrs. Roland Burris II Café Thai Corp Mr. James Calace and Ms. Stacey Werner Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Carey Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carlson Mr. Marques Carroll Mr. and Mrs. John Casey Mr. and Mrs. Todd Cassidy Mr. and Mrs. Steven Castanien Mr. and Mrs. Glen Caudill Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cavallo Mr. Michael Chambers and Ms. Mary Robinson Dr. Baiju Malde and Mr. Aashish Chauhan Mr. and Mrs. Pavil Cherian Drs. Sreekant and Madhavi Cherukuri Chicago Tribune Foundation The Church Family

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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Church Drs. Kaman Cipi and Adela Kola Mr. and Mrs. Vince Clark Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Clayton Dr. Catherine Clinton and Mr. Edward Clinton In Honor of Mary Reiling Andra, Chad and Alexander Coffman Mr. Jeremy Cole Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coletto Mr. and Mrs. Brian Collins Ms. Danielle Colyer Drs. Frederman and Rosibell Concepcion Alison Conlon Mr. Sean Conroy and Ms. Nora Daley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Considine Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cook Rev. Christian and Anne Coon Caroline Corpuz and Steven Vogel Bill and Cathy Corrigan Ms. Onika Cottman Mr. Kenneth Cotton and Ms. Deborah Green-Cotton Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Covalle Mr. Don Crayton and Ms. Raquel Graham Crayton Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Dahlen Mr. and Mrs. William Daley Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Daniels-Halisi Mr. Sergiy Daniv and Ms. Natalie Acevedo Mr. and Mrs. Karl D’Cunha Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dean Mr. Roberto Delgado Gomez and Ms. Dolores Ayala Suarez Mr. and Mrs. Ali Dewjee Mr. and Mrs. Robert Di Silvestro Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dobell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doherty Mr. John Dombrowski and Ms. Victoria Dal Santo Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Donahue Andrew J. and Janet Engle Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. Brian Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Edmond Dr. and Mrs. Charles Edoigiawerie Mr. and Mrs. David Egan Ms. Lisa Eilers


Mr. Brian Ellis and Ms. Jeanette Conrad-Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Emerson Justin, Michelle and Jordan Epps Erras, Inc. Drs. Philip Espaldon and April Hadsaitong Mr. and Mrs. Javier Fajardo Mr. and Mrs. Mark Farrell Dr. Mohamed Fayad and Dr. Marilia Montero-Fayad Mr. and Mrs. David Fitchett Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fitzgerald Bob and Lisa Fitzsimmons Joe and Adriana Flerlage Mr. Paul Fong and Mrs. Betty Fong Chan Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fox Mr. and Mrs. Jay Freshwater Mr. and Mrs. Sean Frey John and Sally Friedewald The Honorable Celia Gamrath and Mr. Robert Gamrath Mr. and Mrs. Tito Garcia Jr. Ms. LaTorris Gatheright Geraldine J Laff Foundation Ms. Julianne Getty Mr. Ernest Gibble and Ms. Karen Weigert Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilardi Ms. Kathryn Ginder Mr. and Mrs. Dean Giordano Dr. Michael Gomez and Mrs. Sharon Lira-Gomez Mr. Pablo Gonzalez and Ms. Diana Guajardo Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas Gourdet Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gowder Gray Matters Group Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gross Mr. Greg Gunderson and Ms. Catherine Miller Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haley Ted and Kristen Hamer Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hanlon Mr. and Mrs. Khalid Hannah Mr. Deeraj Haridas and Ms. Smitha Chandran Luc and Layla Hartley Hashbrowns Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hatch Mr. Liam Healy and Ms. Roseanne Loftus Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heathfield Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herber Ms. Michele Hernandez Mr. Salvador Hernandez and Ms. Cynthia Covian-Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hickman Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins Hill Family Richard Hirschl Mr. and Mrs. Ian Hirt Steven & Kimberly Hlavin Drs. Mark and Laura Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Kahlil Hogan Michael Hollub II Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Holton

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Mr. Charles Hong and Mrs. Kristen Szabla-Hong Mr. and Mrs. John Hong Mr. and Mrs. John Honney Mr. and Mrs. Erek Horne Dr. Ilona Carlos and Mr. David Hughes Kirsten and Kevin Hull Mr. and Mrs. Yusef Jackson Jackson Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Walter James Chad and Jen Jashelski Jim and Laura Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jimenez Mr. and Mrs. David Johns Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Johnston Mrs. Carroyl Jones Michael and Sheila Kailus Sandy and Amit Kapur Brad Keith and Kathy McCabe Ron and Shauna Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kelly Mr. Michael Kelly and Ms. Amy Swano Amy and Tim Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kent Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Kiley Mr. Jang Ho Kim and Ms. Linda Ling Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kinner Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kittrell Michael Komasinski and Heather Evans Dr. and Mrs. William Kosmala John and Joanne Koudounis Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kouri David and Patty Kovacs Mr. Kevin Kowalski Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kraft Mr. Jack Kragie and Ms. Liz Newell Dr. Krishna Kumar and Ms. Christine Tiseo David Lane and Ann Yabroff Ms. Julie Latsko Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Lavin Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Mr. Reginald Lee and Ms. Romina Kee Mr. Richard Lee and Ms. In Kyung Song Mr. John Lehrer Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Leonberger Mr. and Mrs. Greg Leos Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Lixing Li Mr. Alex Liker and Ms. Christine Richman Mr. James Liu and Mrs. Maggie Qiu LME Real Estate Services Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Lo Patrick and Cecilia Loftus Joseph and Lisa Lopez Ms. Sherrell Love-Tillis Mr. and Mrs. Doug Lowery Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mallette In Memory of Elaine Hines Dr. Preeti Kansal and Dr. Augustine Manadan

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Mr. Rodney Mann and Ms. Joan Fox Mr. and Mrs. Craig Marchbanks Mr. Paul Marcovitch and Ms. Christine Young Ms. Kymberly Marrinson Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathison Mr. and Mrs. James Matthes Ms. Tonya Mattox Mrs. Norma May Mr. and Mrs. Kevin May Mr. and Mrs. Terrence McCann Mr. and Mrs. Terry McCreery Paul and Deb McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Brian McGowan Eric, Tammy, and Luke McMiller Family Dr. Mark Mendiola and Dr. Larissa Navarro Mr. Andres Mendoza Pena and Ms. Maria del Rosario Lima Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mertes Mesirow Financial Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Micheli Midland Metal Products Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mikulaninec Dr. and Mrs. Mason Milburn Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Miller Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller Mr. Luke Molloy and Ms. Suzanne Yoon Molloy Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montes II Katie and Greg Mooney Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust Charlie and Alison Moriarty Mr. Leland Mosley and Ms. Jeneene BrownMosley Mr. Subho Moulik and Ms. Aparna Dubey


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moynihan Mr. Dirk Mueller-Ingrand and Ms. Anjana Dalal Mr. and Mrs. Henry Munez Mr. Todd Murphy and Ms. Leanne Metzcus Mr. James Murray Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murray In Memory of Lynn T. Murray Keith and Megan Nakamoto Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nelligan The Nelson Family Network for Good Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newman NIA Architects Incorporated Mark and Julie Norville Pier Paolo Noventa and Monica Lugo Mr. and Mrs. Stuart O’Brien Ms. Mary Jo O’Brien Christina and John O’Malley Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Meara Mr. and Mrs. Andrew O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Ortiz Dr. Toral Patel and Mr. Neil Parekh Charles and Leslie Parnell Mr. Kalpesh Patel and Ms. Mary Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Roy Patrylak Dr. Halina Miglus and Mr. Patrick Patterson In Honor of Mary Reiling Mr. Jeffrey Patton and Ms. Ying Zhao Mr. Gordon Paulson and Ms. Megan McDonald Paulson Drs. Anju and Neill Peters Mr. and Mrs. Barry Pollard Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Portman Dr. and Mrs. Louis Portugal Austin and Brandy Provost Dr. Sarah Puccia and Mr. Robert Puccia Mr. Cyrus Rab and Ms. Uzma Khan

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Jennifer and Ian Ram The Red Balloon Company Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reese Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Rehal Mr. Steven Rehkemper Ms. Marvin Rehkemper Mr. and Mrs. David Reidy Ms. Mary Reiling Mr. and Mrs. Larry Richman Ms. Nancy Rogers Ms. Celena Roldan Drs. Christopher and Theresa Ross Mr. Don Ross and Ms. Elizabeth Amatangelo Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rozier Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ruffolo Mr. and Mrs. Frank Russo Mr. and Mrs. David Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Murad Sabzali Mr. and Mrs. Nischal Sahrawat Saidi Family Mr. and Mrs. Lou Sandoval Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sawicz Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Scannell Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schabes Mr. George Schaefer and Ms. Molly McShane Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Jose Sebastian Mr. and Mrs. Scott Seder Mr. and Mrs. Firmin Senga Ms. Eileen Serafine Dr. Ranga Ananda and Mr. Atulkishen Setlur Ramya and Ajay Shah Mr. and Mrs. Rajul Shah Raj, Diane, Milan and Jaiden Shah Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Shaver Mr. and Mrs. William Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. John Shimkus Mr. Walid Shuman and Ms. Janet Helm Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shydlowski Michael and Brit Siciliano Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo Silva Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Silvers Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Michael Simon Mr. Richard Sinclair and Ms. Natasha Esprey Sinclair Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Skarbek Mr. Desmond Slusher and Mrs. Leila Gray Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Smith Mr. Kraig Smith and Ms. Pamela Bertucci Mr. William Smith and Ms. Laura Bertucci-Smith Mr. Ignacio Sola and Ms. Soledad Querol Alexandra Soriano Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Soto Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Stark Mr. and Mrs. John Steffen Mr. and Mrs. Kent Steffen

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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stojka Dr. Shweta Stuart and Mr. Michael Stuart Mr. Enrique Suarez and Ms. Leonora Georgeoglou Mr. David Sudzus and Ms. Stephanie Synol Dr. Jiong Sun and Ms. Wendy Wu Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swanborn Mr. and Mrs. Michael Szymanski Steve and Gail Taggart Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Talarico III Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tamburo Mr. Kurt Taute and Ms. Michelle Adams Dr. Rachel Tercek and Mr. Bradley Tercek Dr. and Mrs. Colby Thaxton The Family School Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thornton Tracey Thurmond Watts Mr. and Mrs. James Toney Dr. Laura Torchen and Mr. Stephen Torchen Mr. Felipe Torres Castro Mr. and Mrs. William Tsai Mr. Brian Umbenhauer and Ms. Caryn Ruocco Umbenhauer Patrick and Andrea Unzicker Mr. and Mrs. Jason Urban Mr. and Mrs. Gautam Vachhani Mr. John Vadaparampil and Ms. Reema Sebastian Mark and Carmen Valentino In Honor of Mary Reiling Mr. and Mrs. John Vance Ronald and Lara Ventura Mr. and Mrs. Steve Vihon Mr. and Mrs. Srecko Vujasin Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Walsh III Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walsh The Walsh Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wegman Beata and Todd Weiss Wells Fargo Mr. and Mrs. David Westveer Mr. and Mrs. Bruno White Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wick Mr. and Mrs. David Wieland Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilhelm Mr. Douglas Williams Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wolicki Ms. Julie Woo Mr. Giuliano Wrobel Mr. Gian Thomas Wrobel Mr. Giovanni Wrobel Mr. Gregory Wrobel and Ms. Gina Marziani Dr. and Mrs. Edward Yaghmour Lucy and Stephen Yau Mr. Marcel Yonan and Ms. Charlotte Wager Mr. Nanchang You and Ms. Minglin Deng Marc, Joell and May Zahr


GALA 2015 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS On March 7, 2015, 875 FXW parents, faculty, staff, friends and supporters joined in the fun to raise almost $570,000 to help keep FXW strong. Along with the exciting live and silent auctions, guests enjoyed our Young Artist projects as well as a fun photo booth. This new addition really captured the spirit of the evening! We owe a debt of gratitude to our countless volunteers and especially Gala Chairpersons, Shauna Andrews, Amy Honney, Teri Montes and Deb McDonald for making the 25th Gala such a memorable event. This list recognizes those individuals who participated in the evening through sponsorship, underwriting and participation in the paddle raise.

A Friend Dr. Samer Abbas and Dr. Rana Abraham Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ahern Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Dan Anderson Mr. David Andrews and Ms. Shauna Boliker Andrews Anonymous (4) Mr. Andreas Antoniou and Ms. Pam Farley Apex Consulting Engineers, LLC Mr. Antonio Aragon and Ms. Maria Cortes Lara Mr. and Mrs. David Ariola Dr. Michael Arvan and Ms. Arlene Sanoy Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ball Mr. Jack Barden and Ms. Dodie Anderson-Barden Mr. and Mrs. Brett Baron Colleen Cassell and Bob Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Matt Basil Mr. and Mrs. Max Bechina Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bedell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Belyn

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Bennington Marine Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bentley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bezanes Mr. and Mrs. Matt Boler Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Borra Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boumenot Mr. and Mrs. Delano Brazil Mr. Steve Breden and Mrs. Kate Tragesser Ms. Sue Brieger Mr. Jeffrey Brown and Ms. Susan Fortino-Brown Mr. and Mrs. John Bubala Mr. Chris Buzachero Mr. James Calace and Ms. Stacey Werner Mr. and Mrs. Todd Cassidy Mr. Michael Chambers and Ms. Mary Robinson David Chase and Kimberly Rachal Dr. Baiju Malde and Mr. Aashish Chauhan Drs. Michael Chen and Karen Wu Dr. and Dr. Pavil Cherian Mr. and Mrs. James Clark Dr. Catherine Clinton and Mr. Edward Clinton Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coletto Drs. Frederman and Rosibell Concepcion Mr. Sean Conroy and Ms. Nora Daley Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cook Rev. Christian and Anne Coon Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cooper Caroline Corpuz and Steven Vogel Mr. and Mrs. Richard Curry Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Dahlen Mr. Richard M. Daley Mr. and Mrs. William Daley Mr. and Mrs. John D’Arco Mr. and Mrs. Marc Davis Mr. John DeBlasio Mrs. Mary A. Dempsey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Di Silvestro Mr. and Mrs. Vincent DiBenedetto Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dobell

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Stephen Dong Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dowd Mr. and Mrs. David Egan Mr. and Mrs. Rege Eisaman Mr. Brian Ellis and Ms. Jeanette Conrad-Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellis Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Emerson Justin, Michelle and Jordan Epps Drs. Philip Espaldon and April Hadsaitong Patricia Marshall and Brian Farley Mr. Benjamin Fernandez Galindo and Ms. Maria Leal Barragan Bob and Lisa Fitzsimmons Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. Jay Freshwater John and Sally Friedewald Mr. and Mrs. Cezar Froelich The Honorable Celia Gamrath and Mr. Robert Gamrath Lois, Dennis & David Gates Mr. Brian Audette and Ms. Afton Gauron George K. Baum & Company Mr. Ernest Gibble and Ms. Karen Weigert Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilardi Mr. and Mrs. Dean Giordano Dr. Michael Gomez and Mrs. Sharon Lira-Gomez Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Goodman Mr. Ronald Gostek Mr. Greg Gunderson and Ms. Catherine Miller Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haley Mr. and Mrs. Khalid Hannah Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harpur Mr. Tom Harrison and Ms. Brooke Lavender Ms. Marge Hartigan Luc and Layla Hartley Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hatch Mr. Liam Healy and Ms. Roseanne Loftus Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heathfield Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herber Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hickman Steven & Kimberly Hlavin


Mr. and Mrs. John Honney Mr. and Mrs. Toriano Horton Dr. Ilona Carlos and Mr. David Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Tony Iannessa Mr. and Mrs. Yusef Jackson Chad and Jen Jashelski Jim and Laura Jelinek Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Jelinek Mr. John Jendras Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Jurski Sandy and Amit Kapur Ron and Shauna Kelley Mr. Michael Kelly and Ms. Amy Swano Amy and Tim Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kent Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kenzinger Mr. Jang Ho Kim and Ms. Linda Ling Mr. and Mrs. Brad King Mr. and Mrs. Tom King Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kinner Michael Komasinski and Heather Evans Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kouri Mr. Kevin Kowalski Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kraft Mr. and Mrs. Doug Kruczek Dr. Krishna Kumar and Ms. Christine Tiseo Mr. Fred Latsko Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Leonberger Ms. Amy Eshleman and Ms. Lori Lightfoot Lincoln Title Company Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Lo Patrick and Cecilia Loftus Mr. and Mrs. Jose Lopez Lopez & Lopez, LTD. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loquercio Tim and Abbie Lyden Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mackey Dr. Jack Manikowski Mr. Rodney Mann and Ms. Joan Fox Mr. Paul Marcovitch and Ms. Christine Young Ms. Tonya Mattox Mr. and Mrs. Terrence McCann Mike & Bridget McDermott Paul and Deb McDonald Mr. and Ms. Robert McDonald Ms. Moira McGinley Mrs. Molly McGinley Mr. and Mrs. Craig McNay Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Micheli Midland Metal Products Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mikulaninec Dr. and Mrs. Mason Milburn Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills Dr. Mohamed Fayad and Dr. Marilia Montero-Fayad Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montes II Katie and Greg Mooney Mr. and Mrs. Proco Moreno Charlie and Alison Moriarty Mr. Leland Mosley and Ms. Jeneene Brown-Mosley Dr. Rana Stino and Mr. Walid Moustafa MP and Associates, Inc.

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Mr. Barrett Murphy and Ms. Lynn Lockwood Murphy Keith and Megan Nakamoto Dr. Guriqbal Nandra and Dr. Jill Dodds Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newman Northern Trust Mark and Julie Norville Mrs. and Mr. Amy O’Brien Christina and John O’Malley Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Meara Mr. and Mrs. Andrew O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. James Papajohn Mr. and Mrs. Jay Parekh Dr. Toral Patel and Mr. Neil Parekh Charles and Leslie Parnell Mr. Kalpesh Patel and Ms. Mary Higgins Mr. Gordon Paulson and Ms. Megan McDonald Paulson Pediatric Dental Health Associations Mr. and Mrs. Terry Phillips Ms. Nichole Pinkard and Ms. Nina Wade Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Pritchard Austin and Brandy Provost Mickey and Stephanie Pruitt Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Quay Mr. Paul Reaumond and Ms. Chloe Reaumond Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reese Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Rehal Mr. Steven Rehkemper Ms. Marvin Rehkemper Mr. and Mrs. David Reidy Ms. Mary Reiling Robinson Rentals Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rose Drs. Christopher and Theresa Ross Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rozier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruebenson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Russo Mr. James D. Ryan and Ms. Julie M. Hextell Mr. and Mrs. Murad Sabzali The Saidi Family Mr. and Mrs. Lou Sandoval Mr. George Schaefer and Ms. Molly McShane Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schneider Ms. Gretchen Wolf and Mr. Travis Schulz Raj, Diane, Milan and Jaiden Shah Ramya and Ajay Shah Mr. Jim Sharp Mr. Patrick Sheerin and Ms. Julie Jovan Sheerin Mr. Walid Shuman and Ms. Janet Helm Michael and Brit Siciliano Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Mark Skender Mr. Christopher Skrundz Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Smith Mr. William Smith and Ms. Laura Bertucci-Smith Alexandra Soriano Ms. Annessa Staab Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Stark Mr. Robert Starmann Mr. and Mrs. Kent Steffen

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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stojka Mr. and Mrs. Jason Stratton Mr. Enrique Suarez and Ms. Leonora Georgeoglou Mr. David Sudzus and Ms. Stephanie Synol Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sznewajs Steve and Gail Taggart Mr. Kurt Taute and Ms. Michelle Adams Mr. and Mrs. Rohit Tendulkar Mr. and Mrs. Kumar Thason Dr. and Mrs. Colby Thaxton Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Mr. and Mrs. James Toney Mrs. Eve Tyree Mr. Brian Umbenhauer and Ms. Caryn Ruocco Umbenhauer Patrick and Andrea Unzicker Mr. and Mrs. Jason Urban Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Valenti Mr. and Mrs. John Vance Mr. and Mrs. Steven Waller Mr. and Mrs. Matt Walsh III Mr. and Mrs. James Walsh The Walsh Foundation Beata and Todd Weiss Mr. Ramel Werner and Ms. Charlene Sanders Mr. and Mrs. David Westveer Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wick Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilhelm Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wirtz Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wolfson Ms. Julie Woo Dr. and Mrs. Edward Yaghmour Lucy and Stephen Yau Mr. Marcel Yonan and Ms. Charlotte Wager Marc, Joell and May Zahr


Gala Auction Donors We are grateful to the following individuals who provided items for our auction. 3 Point Athletics 84Rockwell Aardvark Eyewear ABC 7 Chicago Adler Planetarium Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ahern Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Anderson Mr. David Andrews and Ms. Shauna Boliker Andrews Anne van der Meulen, Jeweller Anthony Gowder Designs Inc. Mr. Larry Hasse and Ms. Lioubov Antonova Ariel Investments Mr. and Mrs. David Ariola Art Institute of Chicago Athleta Athletico Away We Play Baby Benefits Chicago Bare Feet Power Yoga Benefit Boutique Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Billen Black River Farm and Ranch Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School Blowout Junkie Bombay Wraps Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boumenot Bradford Renaissance Portraits Bronzeville Children’s Museum Brooklyn Boulders Brunello Cuccinelli Dr. Richard Bryan and Ceci Fano- Bryan Bubbles Academy Building Blocks Toy Store

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Calypso St. Barth Capital Genealogy Mr. Robert Barrett and Ms. Colleen Cassell Ms. Meg Caswell Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University CH Distillery Charles Ifergan Salon - Oak Street Dr. Gregory Chen Dr. and Dr. Pavil Cherian Mr. and Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri Chi Chi Sisters Accessories Chicago Athletic Clubs Chicago Center for Music Education Chicago Children’s Theatre Chicago CryoSpa Chicago Cut Steakhouse Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chicago Philharmonic Society Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Steel Hockey Team Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago White Sox City Soles Classic Kids Photography Connie’s Pizza Core Power Yoga Ms. Caroline Corpuz and Mr. Steven Vogel CrossTown Fitness Cumulus Cynthia’s Consignments Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Dahlen Mr. and Mrs. William Daley Mr. Sean Conroy and Mrs. Nora Daley Dallara IndyCar Factory De Cero Taqueria Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doherty Dorchester Collection—La Terrazza dell’Eden Eataly Chicago Ebert Photography Edenhurst Studio (Dana and Spencer Rogers) Mr. and Mrs. David Egan Mr. John O’Malley and Ms. Christina Egan Mr. Mark Hubert and Ms. Erica Eichleay Mr. and Mrs. Rege Eisaman Elite Island Resorts Emerald City Theatre Company Equinox Fitness Club Mr. and Mrs. Javier Fajardo Family Pet Animal Hospital Mr. Andreas Antoniou and Mrs. Pam Farley Mr. and Mrs. Ceasar Faycurry Mr. and Mrs. Faris Faycurry Mr. and Mrs. William Filan Mr. and Mrs. David Fitchett FitGolf Performance Center FitPro West Flutter Lash Studio Flywheel Gold Coast For Women Ltd.—Personalized Obstetrics and Gynecology Formento’s Foss Swim School

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Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Fotis Foundation Sports Group Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fox Fred’s Camp Dr. and Dr. John Friedewald Fuga Centro Spa and Salon FXW Parent Group Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls Gather Ms. Athina Georgeoglou GhFitlab Gibsons Restaurant Group Gibson’s Steak House Goldfish Swim School Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Ms. Edyta Grazman Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gross Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haley Half Acre Brewery Ms. Judy Ham Ham Mr. and Mrs. Arnette Heintze Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Hoff Mr. and Ms. John and Eilee Pai Hong Mr. and Mrs. John Honney Hoohobbers Hubbard Street Dance Company Hugo’s Frog Bar Father Thomas J. Hurley Hyatt Regency Chicago Hyde Park School of Dance i9 Sports - Chicago Northside Interurban Cafe & Pastry Shop Intrigue Dance and performing Arts Center Jack & Lana Manikowski Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Jelinek Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Mr. and Ms. Steven Johnson Juergens & Andersen K. Amato Jewelry Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kailus Mr. Austin Provost and Ms. Brandy Kane Karma Yacht Sales LLC Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kennedy Mr. Jack Kennedy Kentucky Derby Museum Kid City LLC Kids Science Labs Kinzie Hotel Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago Dr. and Mrs. William Kosmala Mr. and Mrs. John Koudounis Kramer Portraits, New York Krista K Boutique Mr. and Mrs. Doug Kruczek Lakeshore Academy of Artistic Gymnastics Inc. Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Club— Lincoln Park Landmark Theatres Language Stars


LaSalle Flowers Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Lavin Li’l Buds Theatre Company Lil’ Kickers - Chicago Lincoln Park Smiles Mr. Karl Barnickol and Mrs. Sara Lippold Little Beans Cafe Mr. Liam Healy and Ms. Roseanne Loftus LuxBar Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mackey Madison & Rayne Marc Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Craig Marchbanks Marge’s Still Mariano’s West Loop Marine Services Corp. Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa Mark Brown Photography Marriott Massage Envy Ms. Lisa Mattoni-Miller Mr. and Mrs. Terrence McCann Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDonald Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mertes Mezcalina Michael Thoney Photography Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Micheli Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller Monsignor Dan Mayall Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montes Move Your Feet Sports and Tennis Mr. James Murray Museum of Science and Industry Musical Magic My Gym Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nakamoto NBC5 Chicago/Telemundo NBU Athletics NEAT Method Neighborhood Parents Network North Pond Restaurant Nutphree’s Bakery Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ohlander Old Saint Patrick’s Church Old Town Pub Olympia Meats On Your Mark Coaching and Training Orange Theory Fitness Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Paulson Pediatric Dental Health Associates Mr. Joseph Borkowski and Ms. Kristine Penn Performance Training Systems Dr. and Dr. Neill Peters Mr. Sean Philips Picture Day Play Hard Hoops Pump It Up Chicago Quartino Restaurant Rachael Ray Show Radisson BLU Chicago Ravinia Red Frog Events Mr. and Mrs. Matt Reese

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Revive Nails & Co. RL Restaurant Rock Candy Salon & Spa Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Mr. Donald Romano Rustic House Mr. Ken Williams and Mrs. Zoraida Sambolin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sawicz Sea Glass Fine Art Photography Sew Crafty Studio Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Shaver Sheraton Hotels of New York Sherwood, The Community Music School at Columbia College Shred 415 Ms. Jaclyn Simpson Simpson Sittercity Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Skarbek Skin Therapy by Nancy at Solo Salon Skydeck Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Smith Mr. William Smith and Laura Bertucci- Smith Sod Room Sonoma Limousines Spex Spindle Fitness Standing Room Only Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Stark State Senator Kwame Raoul Mr. and Mrs. Kent Steffen Steppenwolf Theatre Company Steve & Kate’s Camp Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Jason Stratton Strollers and Stilettos Super Soccer Stars Sutton Studios SWK Chicago Swim School Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sznewajs Mr. and Mrs. Steven Taggart Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Tamburo Mr. Kurt Taute and Ms. Michelle Adams- Taute Tavern on Rush The Abbey Resort The Artistic Home Theatre The Capital Grille The Dailey Method The Geldner Center The Hearty Boys Caterers, Inc. The Image Studios The Kids Table The Paintbrush Art Studio The Peninsula Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Thomas Fallon Photography Tim & Kelle Brieger, Sue Brieger and Deb & Paul McDonald TimeLine Theatre Company Tom Ford Chicago Tom Skilling Mr. and Mrs. James Tonney Toys et Cetera Trap Door Theatre

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Tribeca Trinity Academy of Irish Dance UIC Athletics UIC Soccer Camp Mr. and Mrs. Jason Urban Urban Oasis US Trust Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Valenti Msgr. Kenneth Velo VMR Chicago W Los Angeles - Westwood Waldorf Astoria Rev. Jack Wall Mr. and Mrs. James Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Todd Weiss Weissbluth Pediatrics Wendy Parman Voice Studio Mr. James Calace and Ms. Stacey Werner West Loop Salumi Mr. and Mrs. David Westveer Westward Management Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilhelm Windy City Fieldhouse Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wirtz Women’s Workout & Wellness Writers Theatre Zadig & Voltaire


CHILDREN AT THE CROSSROADS FOUNDATION Founded in 1990, the Children at the Crossroads Foundation (CATC) supports FXW’s mission of economic diversity through endowed and annual scholarship funding. Through the generosity of corporations, foundations and individuals, FXW receives funding to offer needbased scholarships to 30-percent of our current population. Many FXW families participate in CATC development efforts by playing in the annual golf outing, making contributions to the Scholarship Sunday Appeals, and attending the annual Scholarship Dinner and Ultimate Family Playdate or other events throughout the year. The FXW community is grateful for CATC’s partnership and support. For more information about CATC visit

www.catc.org

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LEADERSHIP FXW Board of Trustees The guidance of our Trustees plays an important role in FXW’s success. We thank them for their stewardship and commitment. David Andrews Albert Boumenot Mary Pat Burns Matthew Carolan Kelly McCloskey Cherf Nora Daley Mary Dempsey Brandon Dobell Rev. Thomas J. Hurley Michael Kasper Deborah Marchese Msgr. Daniel Mayall Greg Mooney Guriqbal Nandra, M.D. Louis Portugal, M.D. Mary Reiling, Head of School Michael Robillard Lisa Ruble-Murphy Anne Marie Sink Mark Skender, Board Chair Enrique Suarez Christopher Valenti

Administration Mary Reiling, Head of School Erin Horne, Principal, Preschool and Kindergarten Danielle Kelly, Principal, 1-3 Katie Gallagher, Principal, HNC Jaclyn Miller, Principal, HNC Courtney Britton, Assistant Principal, OSP Marge Hartigan, Human Resources Kymberly Marrinson, Director of Development Mark McCabe, Director of Operations/Controller Jomar McDonald, Director of Technology Sue Smeaton, Director of Admissions Joseph Carlini, Director of Athletics Brigid Cashman, High School Counselor

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The Association of the Christian Faithful The Association of the Christian Faithful oversees the School’s commitment to its faith-driven mission. The faith experience at FXW allows children to collaborate with one another in prayer, service, acts of kindness, and in the overall spiritual culture of FXW. David M. Andrews David M. Coronna, Chair Rev. Thomas J. Hurley Deborah Marchese Mary Reiling Rev. John J. Wall, Chaplain


Parents at the Heart (PATH) Parents at the Heart (PATH) is a committee that supports the mission of the School by working with faculty, staff and families to enhance and encourage spirituality through personal support and community building events. Each class has a parent representative that works with the teacher to organize support to families during times of illness, death, births and any life-altering event where the family could use a Good Samaritan. The committee also hosts four key family events each year: Fun Fest, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Mardi Gras and the Mother’s Day Luncheon. Chairs Helen Alexander Sara Lippold Barnickol Jenny Kittrell Martha Conlin Walsh Classroom Representatives Michelle Adams Michele Amatangelo Kathi Anderson Shauna Boliker Andrews Cathy Ball Amanda Basil

Jacqui Bass Leslie Bezanes Tammy Brazil Jen Bryant Kate Carey Brigid Cashman Wendy Cook Katie Covalle Aimee Daley Julie Davis Colleen Dobell Shana Ellis Julianne Farrell Joan Fox

Nicole Gamboa Afton Gauron Keth Goodman Mimi Harpur Patty Hirt Kimberly Hlavin Clare Hurrelbrink Sheila Kailus Julie Kennedy Kathy Kosmala Lesli Lo Kelly Lowery Cara Pollard Janelle Reese

Reema Sebastian Ellen Seder Dawn Sellstrom Ramya Shah Roxanne Skender Kate Steffen Rana Stino Amy Telecki Noelle Toney Lara Ventura Sarah Wieland Ann Yabroff

Parent Group (PGAB) The FXW Parent Group (PGAB) seeks to strengthen the school by creating ties among FXW parents, friends and alumni, by tapping talent, time, and treasure to benefit FXW faculty and administration as well as current students. PGAB initiatives include Teacher and Staff Appreciation, Book Fairs, Art Volunteers in the Classroom (AVIC), and community building events. Chairs Shauna Kelley Kathy Kosmala Commiittee Members Cathy Ball Erin Brandenburg Dorothy Capers Lynne Cassidy

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Danielle Colyer Maureen Dahlen Julie Davis Colleen Dobell Elise Edmonds Carrie Egan Kim Filan Alison Finley Kathy Ginder

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Cicely Glanton Mark Hubert Nadia Jelinek Liz Kent Kristine Mangano Eileen McCann Bridget McDermott Deb McDonald Mary Nelligan

Megan McDonald Paulson Janelle Reese Angie Schneider Beth Skarbek Kate Smith Andrea Unzicker Susan Urban Priya Valenti Jennifer Yu


Living the Legacy Living the Legacy offers service projects through the school year, which seeks to honor the School’s namesake, Mother Frances Xavier Warde. Her tireless efforts on behalf of those in need inspire current students, families, faculty and staff to honor her legacy by completing a designated total of service hours. For FY15, the FXW community once again surpassed their goal and completed over 7,000 hours of service. Chairs Julie Sznewajs Priya Valenti Committee Members Beth Amatangelo Dan Anderson Dodie Anderson Barden Rosibell Arcia Kate Carey

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Danielle Cherian Madhavi Cherukuri Julie Davis Carrie Egan Dana Fitzgerald Kathy Ginder Ellee Hong Amy Honney Laura Jelinek Jenny Kittrell

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Shauna Kelley Sara Lippold Rose Loftus Deb McDonald Katie Mooney Maura O’Meara Erin Munez Janelle Reese Ellen Rose Kelly Sawicz

Ramya Shah Lisa Shydlowski Kiki Silva Laura Bertucci Smith Alexandra Soriano Heather Tamburo Laura Torchen Andrea Unzicker


WAYS TO GIVE SUMMARY FXW, like most independent schools, relies on your support to sustain its academic programming, provide for facilities maintenance and retain outstanding faculty. Tuition does not cover the full cost of an FXW education and we turn to our entire community for involvement and support. With your continued generosity, we are able to provide the unique programs and support the faculty and staff who make The Frances Xavier Warde School experience special. We invite you to join us in our fundraising efforts especially through your support of: n The Annual Fund, the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts. n Gala, our annual benefit dinner and auction. n C  hildren at the Crossroads Foundation (CATC), an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports FXW’s mission of economic diversity through endowed and annual scholarships. For more information on how you can give to FXW visit www.fxw.org/supporting-fxw

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this Annual Report, we realize that errors may have occurred. If your name has been omitted, misspelled, or incorrectly listed, please accept our sincere apologies and notify us of the discrepancy so that we may correct our records. Please contact us with corrections by contacting Kymberly Marrinson at (312) 268-2567 or marrinsonk@fxw.org. The Frances Xavier Warde School is entirely self-supporting and does not receive subsidies from the Archdiocese of Chicago or partner parishes. As a 501(c)3, not-for-profit institution, gifts to The Frances Xavier Warde School (Federal Tax ID#270259853) are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. All gifts made between July 1 and June 30 are recognized in our Annual Report and distributed annually.

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