2020-21 Annual Report

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Known Excellence. Dynamic Future.

Table of Contents A Message from the Head of School.............................. 3 A Message from the Board Chairman........................... 5 Philanthropic Report........................................................... 6 Highlights: A Phenomenal Year of Service.................. 8 Reader Rankings................................................................... 11 Portal to Another World.................................................... 12 Women Who Lead...............................................................14 Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice.................................................................................. 16 Spartan Spotlight: Student Achievements.................18 A Night IN for the Academy & Upcoming Events.... 20 Keeping Traditions Alive Despite the Pandemic..... 22 Honoring the Class of 2021.............................................. 23 Donor Listing........................................................................ 24

Every gift is important to Harrisburg Academy. In a list of this magnitude, errors may occur. The gifts reflected in this report were received by Harrisburg Academy between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. If you know that a donor’s name was misspelled, incorrectly placed, or omitted, please accept our sincere apology. We ask you to inform the Office of Development of any such errors by calling 717.763.7811 or emailing klann.s@harrisburgacademy.org. We appreciate your generosity and continued support of our mission.

Photo: Madison R. ’27 prepares for the day.

A Message from the Head of School: February 4, 2022 Dear Donors and Friends, With deepest gratitude, Harrisburg Academy is proud to present our list of donors for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Your continued support and generosity provide us with financial stability, and most importantly, allows us to continue our reputation of known excellence as we create unparalleled opportunities for each of our students. Careful allocation of your generous gifts has positioned Harrisburg Academy as an educational thought leader within the region. Procurement of technology resources, bolstering professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, fueling every aspect of student life, and forging ahead in our goal of becoming a fullyauthorized International Baccalaureate School are just some of the ways we have responded to our everchanging landscape. Since my arrival as Head of School, I have witnessed the true meaning of strength and resilience in each member of our community. When we opened our doors in fall 2020, the Academy’s dedicated faculty and staff worked tirelessly, reimagining curriculum to provide both in-person instruction for students, as well as a synchronous, remote option for those who were not ready to return. We responded to the pain caused by racial injustice throughout our nation and world by strengthening our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives. Our students endeavored to serve others in our local community, truly making an impact in the lives of others. All of these things and more have made us stronger than ever before. Since our founding in 1784, Harrisburg Academy’s mission has called us to view education as a journey of self-discovery and challenges not only met, but surpassed. As we look toward our dynamic future, your gifts of time, treasure, and talent have set us apart. We invite you to witness your impact within these pages, and we thank you for your continued belief in our mission and commitment to educating tomorrow’s leaders. With Spartan Pride,

Adrian Allan


2020-21 Board of Trustees Peter A. McCorkle ’87, Chair Mark Foster, Vice Chair & Treasurer Stacey Zuckerman, Secretary Marilynn Abrams Peter Ballantine Dr. Robert E. Bartley, III* Felicity Erni Anthony Foschi, Esq. Joseph Gillette ’82 William Jason Grace Tanya Daniels Harris, Esq. Mary Kate Henry Michelle N. Latta Eric Pettis ’78 Elizabeth Kelly Richwine Teri Rooney ’92

Mission Statement Harrisburg Academy offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education. In our commitment to excellence, we provide tools, develop character, and teach skills that prepare students to thrive in college and beyond, thereby contributing to the betterment of our global and local communities.

Diversity Statement A community enriched by its diversity, affords every member equal respect— and provides an environment for appreciating our differences as well as our similarities.

Photo: Mr. Allan performs a COVID-19 temperature check during morning drop-off.

*indicates a deceased member of the Board of Trustees.

A Message from the Board Chairman: Greetings! As an Academy Alum, I am incredibly proud of the school’s faculty and staff right now. As an Academy Board member, I am simply grateful. First, my pride points—last year, as schools struggled to adapt to pandemic realities, our faculty and staff did everything in their power to keep the focus on our most important priority, the students. Administrators started their days in the parking lot, taking temperatures and greeting families. Teachers learned new ways to connect with students; believe me, if you think virtual meetings are difficult with adults, stand in front of a classroom full of middle schoolers and teach them something. Want a bigger challenge? Send half of them home and ask them to tune in to the class virtually, that scenario would seem insurmountable. We may have held virtual concerts, virtual classes, a virtual gala, virtual open houses, basketball practices instead of games, and a socially distanced graduation, but we did it all in style. Our faculty and staff did their best to provide our students with a normal year in some very abnormal times. In an era of discontent, the team came through and delivered. I am quite simply proud of and humbled by their effort. What is the result of their excellent delivery last year? We have close to 360 students at the Academy for the 2021-22 school year, we have a balanced budget for the first time in years, and we are meeting and exceeding our goals as a community. More importantly, the building is bursting with energy and life. With our emerging International Baccalaureate Programmes, we have taken a bold step toward solidifying our position as the best choice that a family can make for their child in Central Pennsylvania. Thanks to prudent spending, increased enrollment, a little help from the federal government (it must be said), and our generous donors, the Academy is in as good a financial position as it has ever been and is poised for a sustainable future. And now, my gratitude. Thank you to our faculty and staff. Without you, there is no Harrisburg Academy. Students and families come to us for the promise that our program holds, but they stay because you deliver on that promise. Thank you to our Board members. I am proud to serve with you, and especially proud of the path we are paving for future generations at the Academy. As we shift our focus from survive to thrive, I can’t wait to see where our strategic planning efforts take us. Finally, to our donors. As Adrian said in his opening letter, “As we look toward our dynamic future, your gifts of time, treasure, and talent have set us apart.” Donor support, for many, many years, has been the key to keeping the lights on. This year is a little different. Our school is operationally stable enough to allow us all to start thinking deeply about the Academy's future. We are investing in our program and faculty development at levels not seen before in Academy history. With the generous support of donors, we are setting the wheels in motion for both short and long term investments in our neglected physical plant. Personally, I believe that we are at an inflection point. We have moved from your gifts supporting our operations, to your gifts supporting our future. More than ever, that "setting us apart" that Adrian referred to, will be truly palpable and visible. For that, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

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Philanthrophic Report July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

Where does Harrisburg Academy’s income come from?

Endowment (7.6%)

EITC Funds (3.4%)

Gala (1.1%)

Academy Fund (4.6%)

Other Sources (3.4%)

Tuition & Fees (80%)

How does Harrisburg Academy spend its income?

Financial Aid & Scholarships (15.1%)

Administrative Costs (5.4%)

Student Activites (1.4%)*

Facilities (6.1%)

Instructional (3.7%)

Faculty Salaries & Benefits (65.7%)

Food Service (2.6%) *As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the health and safety of our community, many student activities were modified or cancelled.


Highlights: A Phenomenal Year of Service Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, Harrisburg Academy’s students, alumni, and faculty and staff came together performing phenomenal acts in service to others. During the 2020-21 school year, our Spartans partnered with local organizations to raise funds and collect donations for those in need. As an International Baccalaureate World School, our students benefit from a world-class education, allowing them to examine the world around them at a deeper level of inquiry. As they explore local, national, and global issues, they seek and create meaningful change throughout our local community. Mr. Allan has noted the importance of our Spartans serving in our community, “It’s not enough to simply learn in the classroom setting, it’s how you make a tangible difference. It’s imperative that we immerse our students in a culture of caring and doing!”

SEPTEMBER: In honor of National Literacy Month, Harrisburg Academy partnered with the Tri-County Community Action Center, providing new and gently used books. Led by fourth graders in Mrs. Garton’s class, our students collected 1,308 books!

Members of the Class of 2029 count and organize books for donation.

DECEMBER: Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank was not accepting food donations last winter. However, from December 2-18, Harrisburg Academy raised funds, benefitting those in our community struggling with food insecurity. For every dollar raised, the food bank was able to provide six meals to those in need. Our donations reached $2,984 or 17,904 meals!

JANUARY: In alignment with our community’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives, Mr. Allan, Dr. Mahone, and Mr. Murphy challenged our students and families to perform acts of service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Despite the pandemic, members of our community persisted in our commitment to serving others by donating items and cooking for those impacted by COVID-19! On the last weekend in January, Connor J. ’22, Acadia C. ’27, and Jordan C. ’32 helped with the Wreaths Across America clean-up at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Over 40,000 wreaths were “respectfully retired” at the cemetery. We are thankful that our Spartans were able to help honor our nation’s heroes!

Cade C. ’32 walked one-mile picking up trash in our community on our Day of Service.

Acadia C. ’27 and Jordan C. ’32 at Fort Indiantown Gap Cemetery

FEBRUARY: Harrisburg Academy partnered with Wheels from the Heart, a Florida based non-profit organization owned and operated by Academy alum, Steve Muschlitz ’82. Wheels from the Heart provides free vehicles to single mothers. In the last seven years, Wheels from the Heart has donated over 127 vehicles to women and children in need throughout the country. Jessica, a Steelton resident raising five children ages 4- to 12-years-old, was gifted with a free van, car insurance, free maintenance, gas cards, car seats, and food boxes from the Midwest Food Bank as a result of this partnership! Harrisburg Academy also extended invitations for her children to join us on-campus for summer camp sessions.

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MARCH: Each month, our Middle School Student Council invites our community to participate in a Dollar Denim Day, where students must donate at least $1 to dress out of uniform. Last March, in recognition of National Disability Awareness Month, our Middle School Student Council voted to have proceeds from our March Dollar Denim Day sent to We Help Two. We Help Two is a non-profit organization that partners with others to provide legs to amputees who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Our students raised $185 which helped Emmanuel, a young boy in Ghana born without bones below his knees, receive prosthetic legs!

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To celebrate Earth Day, our Spartans collected funds on April’s Dollar Denim Day for the Sierra Club of Pennsylvania to keep the commonwealth clean and beautiful!


Seniors Helping Seniors As the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made COVID-19 vaccinations available to the public under Emergency Use Authorization, many states across our nation established a tiered system for distribution. The first groups eligible to receive vaccinations in Pennsylvania were healthcare workers, teachers, and senior citizens. Recognizing that senior citizens may have trouble finding out where to get their vaccinations, two members of the Class of 2021, Praneeta Bandi and Alexa Niles, designed their International Baccalaureate Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) project in partnership with parents in our community to assist those who were most vulnerable. With the help of Dr. Irina Sachelarie and Dr. Andrea Tan, two Academy parents, Praneeta and Alexa gathered basic personal information of those interested to forward to a local clinic designated as an official COVID-19 vaccination site within the state.

Praneeta Bandi

Members of our greater school community spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. With information provided to them, Praneeta and Alexa managed to assist with scheduling appointments for many seniors in the area. Thank you, Praneeta and Alexa! Since graduating from Harrisburg Academy, Praneeta has continued her educational journey at Drexel University to major in Biological Sciences, pre-med track, with a health and social justice minor. Alexa is pursuing a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts at Coastal Carolina University. Alexa Niles

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference. You just have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ~Jane Goodall

Thank You!

In 2020, Harrisburg Academy was named a winner in the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Reader Ranking Awards for Private K-12 education! We thank you for your belief in our mission, support, and continued partnership as we usher visionary graduates into our local and global communities! 11

Photo: A third grade student interacts with a model for Harrisburg Academy’s “Novice to Ninja” strings program.

Portal to Another World MICHAEL GAMON RECOGNIZED IN YAMAHA’S TOP 40 UNDER 40! In fall 2020, Michael Gamon quickly realized innovative thinking would be the key to a successful year. To facilitate in-person and virtual continuity of instruction across Harrisburg Academy’s Early Childhood and Lower School strings program, he launched a unique curriculum, changing how music educators think across the country. After doing research into role-playing games and consulting with Jeremy Smith, Middle and Upper School science and technology teacher and proctor of our Middle School Dungeons & Dragons Club, Mr. Gamon implemented “Novice to Ninja,” a role-playing game that aligns with International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits. Role-playing games are structured to allow players the opportunity to complete tasks, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and decide their next action. As they jouney through wizarding worlds full of cliff-hangers and mystery, our young violinists must demonstrate proficiency related to music technique to advance the game’s story. In a world named Vitula, the medieval Latin name for the group of instruments that ultimately became the violin, Mr. Gamon’s curriculum created an environment for our students to be spontaneous, engaged, creative, and flexible. While learning critical skills such as notation or performance of scales, students decipher wizarding code, unlocking their next set of adventures! Mr. Gamon designed larger-than-life models in conjunction with his stagecraft class for our youngest learners to explore. For our students who remained virtual during the 2020-21 school year, online video tutorials, game quests, and maps were easily accessed remotely. In February 2021, Mr. Gamon was named as one of Yamaha’s “Top 40 under 40 Music Educators” in the United States. As our students journey through the world of Vitula, Mr. Gamon continues to develop and reimagine curriculum, seeing immeasurable change within our students and in their growth as musicians. He notes, “For me, the magic is not in the fantasy world we created, but what is occurring in the classroom. As it turns out, when you open a portal to another world for your students, anything is possible.”


Women Who Lead

In March 2021, Dr. Abby Mahone, Ed.D. interviewed with the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal to discuss her role at Harrisburg Academy. The feature focused on women within our local community serving in leadership roles, sharing their perspectives on leadership traits and advice for others. As our Assistant Head of School and Head of Early Childhood and Lower School, Dr. Mahone prioritizes the needs of our students, their families, and her colleagues as she collaborates with Mr. Allan and other members of the leadership team. When reflecting on key resources she would like to develop here at the Academy, Dr. Mahone noted that our faculty and staff are at the top of her list. As a leader within our school community, she seeks to facilitate dialogue among her colleagues, creating an atmosphere where those around her challenge, advise, and support her by sharing their insights and experience.

Instead, when I take the time to build a trusted network of colleagues and distribute leadership among a diverse team, we always have more success. ~Dr. Mahone, Ed.D. Additionally, Dr. Mahone strives to be an advocate within our school community. As our Title IX coordinator and a key administrator in Harrisburg Academy’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives, she recognizes the importance of bringing a female perspective to policy and decision making processes. To ensure an equitable workplace, she works to build a community where all of her colleagues, regardless of identity, can voice their opinions. Grounded in Harrisburg Academy’s pedagogy and commitment to different perspectives, Dr. Mahone’s collaborative leadership style ensures all members of our school community work toward our mission of ushering visionary graduates into our local and global communities. Thank you for all you do!


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

At Harrisburg Academy, our faculty and staff strive to create an environment where all members of our community are seen, known, and celebrated for their lived experiences, unique perspectives, and identity. As our students explore the world and gain a global perspective, we encourage them to ask questions, connecting them to others through their own research. In response to a call from our community, our school’s leadership team recommitted to providing robust curricular and co-curricular offerings, allowing our students to gain insight into the experiences of others, cultural practices and beliefs, historical context, and more. We look forward to expanding our initiatives as we continue to create a welcoming community. Here’s a small segment of our efforts in action during the 2020-21 school year!


Observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists, Diwali is a major holiday that symbolizes light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Families often celebrate Diwali with sweet treats, decorating their homes with clay lamps, or deepa, and creation of rangoli, patterns unsing colored powders or sand. Our Kindergarteners observed the holiday by learning about the traditions that make the day so special, and even created their own lamps! Students in our Early Childhood Program and Lower School also learned about other traditions through the International Baccalaureate Program transdiciplinary theme “How We Express Ourselves,” which explores cutures, belief systems, and values of people across the globe.

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DISCOVERY SUMMIT WEEK: From December 7-11, 2020, Harrisburg Academy hosted conversations with students, parents/guardians, alumni, and faculty and staff, with the hope of facilitating meaningful dialogue related to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community. These virtual meetings were open to all members of our community and focused on student life, policy and administration, alumni involvement, parental involvement, and admission and communications. Members of our community also participated in the National Association of Independent Schools Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism, allowing our administrative team to better understand the needs and perspectives of our students, family, faculty and staff, and alumni. We are grateful for the perspectives of all members of our community who participated. Resulting from these meetings, our faculty and staff have implemented Second Step programming for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, introduced a Middle School required reading (Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds), and added “Communities” time to our Middle and Upper School schedules with programming focused cultural competency.

Additionally, throughout the 2020-21 school year, our faculty continued their own learning through increased professional development with the help of several outside consultants and practitioners. As we continue these efforts, our leadership team meets regularly to monitor our progress and discuss areas of potential growth. Thank you for your continued partnership!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: During Black History Month, Willow D. ’26 and Oliver S. ’26 created a lively presentation which they shared with their peers during Middle School Morning Meeting. In all divisions, our students read books, participated in activities, and learned more about Black excellence in the United States. Students tackled important topics such as what diversity, equity, and inclusion truly mean for all peoples.

Willow D. ’26 and Oliver S. ’26 researched many influential Black people who have shaped history. In their presentation, they challenged their peers to not separate the efforts of these men and women from those of others, noting that Black history is American history.

HARRISBURG ACADEMY WELCOMES DR. ARMENTA HINTON: Harrisburg Academy collaborated with Dr. Armenta Hinton, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging at Harrisburg Area Community College. In her role, Dr. Hinton ensures compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As a child, she listened to her parents tell stories of their participation in the fight for civil rights during the 1960s. Dr. Hinton consulted with senior administration to shape professional development opportunities and provide assistance crafting the Academy’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice plan. We thank you for your invaluable work with our community!

CREATION OF COMMUNITY NORMS: As our students learn and grow, Harrisburg Academy is committed to creating an environment where all perspectives are heard. During the 2020-21 school year, we adopted our Community Norms, which guide how our students, faculty, and staff navigate complex issues. Assume positive intent. Speak from the “I” perspective. Be fully present. Lean into discomfort. Listen, listen, listen...breathe, THEN respond Take risks, make mistakes, let go & move on Accept conflict and its resolutation as a necessary catalyst for learning. Question the idea, not the person. Find gratitude when others are honest with you. Suspend judgment of yourself and others. Clean the slate afterwards. 17

Spartan Spotlight: Highlighting Student Achievement Writing, Quiz Bowl, and more—there’s nothing our Spartans can’t do! We’re proud to spotlight some of our students for their achievements during the 2020-21 school year!

Liliana H. ’26

AMERICAN FREEDOM ESSAY CONTEST: Liliana H. ’26 won first place in the 2020 American Freedom Essay Contest in the Middle School category! Sponsored by The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, the annual competition honors Constitution Day, and asks students to write a 100-300 word essay on the importance of freedom. Liliana’s essay focused on the freedom to vote. She noted, “American History is one of my favorite subjects at the Academy. In a presidential election year, I especially enjoyed researching and exploring the topic of voting. The experience of writing about our country’s freedom to vote made me even prouder to be an American citizen and to look forward to the day when I can register to vote and let my voice be heard in our government.” Congratulations, Liliana!

Feeney Lan ’21

INTERNATIONAL POETRY AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: Each year, the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg hosts an International Poetry and Storytelling Festival, which includes a competition. Feeney Lan ’21 and Connor J. ’22 submitted work related to the theme “Voices of Conscience.” Feeney earned third place and Connor landed second! Each submission was published in the World Affiars Council of Harrisburg Poetry Journal.

Connor J. ’22

MIDDLE SCHOOL QUIZ BOWL VICTORY: Last year, our Middle School Quiz Bowl team brought home the first place trophy! The championship team members were Alana D. ’26, Samantha D. ’25, Shriyan K. ’27, and Ceci R. ’26. Liliana H. ’26, Hadley Q. ’25, Jessy W. ’26 placed third in the tourament. The 2021-22 championship team looks forward to defending their title in late February 2022!

2021 Middle School Quiz Bowl Trophy

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL POETS OF FAITH AND INSPIRATION: Congratulations to Feeney Lan ’21! Feeney was selected as a topical winner in American High School Poets of Faith and Inspiration for their poem “Japanese Maple.” Their poem was selected from hundreds of submissions for publication, and is included on the left.

EACH AND EVERY SPARTAN!: Childhood is such a unique time full of growth and discovery. As our students learn and grow, they develop lifelong friendships, some of which will continue until adulthood. With our COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, the 2020-21 school year looked much different than those past. To care for one another, our Spartans left notes for each other, provided friendly reminders, and even sent small gifts to those learning from home. We celebrate each and every member of our community for taking care of one another, no matter the circumstances. Once a Spartan, always a Spartan!

Bulletin board on-campus reminding students that they belong at Harrisburg Academy.

PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP) EXHIBITION: As part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, students in fifth grade complete a class exhibition in which they research problems they identify and design solutions to them. Last year, the Class of 2028 completed Harrisburg Academy’s first PYP Exhibtion where they explored the effects of smoking and ways to stop and prevent it, environmental concerns such as litter and polution, and health issues including childhood cancer, alcoholism, and childhood hunger. 19

Our 2021 Spring Auction: A Night In for the Academy With the uncertainty of COVID-19, our development office pivoted to host a virtual auction! Hosted by Mr. Allan, Dr. Mahone, and Mr. Murphy, our program featured musicians from all divisions, artwork by our students, and witty banter! We are grateful for the assistance of JP Lilley, who helped our development team with video production, and Mr. Michael Gamon for gathering footage of our performers. As performances within our fine arts department were cancelled to protect the health and safety of our community, Mrs. Stacy Klann and Ms. Vicki DiSylvester hoped to foster connection within our community, while also celebrating the artistic growth of our students! At the end of the evening, the Academy was able to raise $65,000 to support scholarships, programming, and opportunities for each of our students, allowing them to Learn Boldly. Additionally, our faculty and staff received boxed desserts as a token of our community’s appreciation! The generosity of our family and corporate sponsors truly made this memorable evening a success for the Academy!

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: The Academy is proud to welcome our alumni back to campus this spring! The weekend will feature opportunities for you to visit campus, attend a Happy Hour with your Academy family, celebrate our Alumni Achievement Award winners, support this year’s Spring Fling, and more. For more information and to register, scan the QR code! We look forward to welcoming you home!

SPRING FLING: Save the date! Join us at the Harrisburg Hilton on April 30 for this year’s Spring Fling—a night of fun featuring casino games and cocktails! We hope you will join us to support the Academy’s continued growth!


Keeping Traditions Alive During the Pandemic Keeping traditions alive at the Academy was difficult as our Pandemic Response Team worked to protect the health and safety of our community. At the heart of an independent school experience are timeless traditions that our students anticipate each year, which foster connection and lifelong memories. At Harrisburg Academy, students in our Early Childhood Program, Lower School, and Middle School had a fanstastic time at our Field Day celebration. Check out the highlights below!

Honoring the Class of 2021 To finish an extraordinary year, members of the Class of 2021 and their families gathered for Commencement Exercises on June 4, 2021. We wish these newest members of our Alumni Association success as they continue their journeys! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what you will accomplish!

Michael Azubike—Syracuse University Praneeta Bandi—Drexel University River Barker—Parsons School of Design, The New School Julia Bent—Temple University Anna Borodianski—Princeton University Vangel Branoff—University of Pittsburgh Morgan Butler—Chatham University Paige Caldwell—Davidson College Abigail Coyl—Lehigh University Seth Erni—University of Pittsburgh Yilin “Elaine” Ge—University of California, San Diego Kayla Greiner—Messiah University Jacob Helm—Carnegie Mellon University Joseph Helm—Bucknell University Caitlin Henry—University of Chicago Linsai Jackson—Cornell University Annelise Kempski—Hollins University Savannah Klinger—Gap Year Tingxu “Feeney” Lan—New York University Benjamin Leebron—Rice University Haimo “Amy” Liu—University of California, San Diego Alexa Niles—Coastal Carolina University Dominic Savarino—George Washington University Davin Scheitrum—Pennsylvania State University Michael Sharashenidze—University of Michigan Hangrui “Ulrica” Tian—Pepperdine University Manuela Tsimmerman—Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Zixiang “Chris” Wang—University of California, San Diego

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Our Newest Spartan! In September 2020, Harrisburg Academy welcomed one of our newest Spartans! Harrisburg Academy was proud to accept this commissioned Spartan carving by world-renowned carpenter, Paul Waclo. The Bernstein family generously donated this one-of-a-kind work of art to celebrate the efforts of our hard-working faculty and staff. Additionally, assistance with installation was provided by Mr. Sherwood B. Kimmel, parent of Reese ’26. Our newest Spartan serves as a reminder of our community‘s continued strength, which is made possible by each of you. On the following pages, we are proud to present the names of our individual and corporate donors for the 2020-21 school year. Every gift is important to Harrisburg Academy. In a list of this magnitude, errors may occur. The gifts reflected in this report were received by Harrisburg Academy between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. If you know that a donor’s name was misspelled, incorrectly placed, or omitted, please accept our sincere apology. We ask you to inform the Office of Development of any such errors by calling 717.763.7811 or emailing klann.s@harrisburgacademy.org. We appreciate your generosity and continued support of our mission.

Academy Fund Donations Individual Donations up to $249 Anonymous Mr. Neil A. Abrams ’96 Mrs. Deborah Adams Ms. Sarah Ballard Ms. Janet Beam Mr. David B. Bechtel Mrs. Melissa Behm & Mr. Larry Barbour Mr. Robert Bell Mrs. Heather Blanchard Ms. Lindsay Bowman Dr. & Mrs. Victor Brombert ’41 Mr. Matthew A. Brunner Ms. Christine Cashel ’68 Mrs. Susan S. Cohen & Mr. Walter Cohen Ms. Jane Cook Mr. Jeff Copus & Mrs. Caitlin Copus Mr. Jere Coxon ’60 Mr. Devin R. Dadigan ’06 Mr. J. Martin Dell Ms. Vicki DiSylvester Ms. Andrianna Dowell Mr. Brad S. Feldman & Mrs. Elizabeth A. Graham ’87 Ms. Sara A. Fierer ’87 Mr. Harold Fitch Mrs. Erin Fryer Mr. Michael Gamon Mrs. Mary Garton & Dr. Alex Garton, M.D. Mr. Matthew Grandon ’08 Mrs. Lisa Haywood* Mrs. Mary Kate Henry & Mr. Deryck Henry Ms. Janie Hickle Mr. Gregory L. Hollinger ’87 Ms. Diane Holmes ’73 Mr. Richard Huy Mrs. Sandra C. Iwan *denotes a deceased donor denotes a faculty or staff member

Ms. Maly Jackson Mr. Andrew Kantor ’10 Mrs. Stacy Klann Mrs. Keo Oura Kounlavong-Sabath & Mr. Matthew Sabath Ms. Lisa M. Lambert Mrs. Mary P. Mahaffey Mr. John R. Martin, Jr. & Mrs. Amy Martin Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Morrison ’90 Mr. George Nagle Ms. Amy O’Hare Ms. Caitlin A. Patterson ’86 & Mr. Richard Price Ms. Tina Phillips-Garrison Mrs. Gretchen Qualls & Dr. Karl Qualls, M.D. Ms. Tracey Scheitrum Mrs. Kelly Seeley & Mr. Matthew J. Seely Ms. Jeane Serino Mr. William W. Shakely & Mrs. Heidi Shakely ’73 Mrs. Carolyn C. Estill-Shover ’92 & Mr. David C. Shover Ms. Lakshmi Shrikantia Ms. Judith Slocum Mr. Jeremy Smith Mrs. Annette Spahr Mrs. Allison Spink Mr. Ethan R. Titelman ’97 Thomas Wierman Trust Ms. Caroline Thompson ’68 Mr. Joseph D. Tolsma ’04 Ms. Katherine Trindell ’19 Ms. Monica Velasco Col. & Mrs. Raymond T. Waity Mrs. Elizabeth A. Waters & Mr. Douglas E. Waters Mr. Richard Whitehead & Mrs. Tara Whitehead Mr. & Mrs. Meron Yemane Dr. Robert Zuckerman M.D., P.C. & Mrs. Stacey Zuckerman


Individual Donations—$250-$499 Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Abrams ’92 Mr. Adrian Allan & Mrs. Christine Allan Ms. Nandhini Bogavelli Mr. Tilman H. Foust, Jr. ’64 Mr. Peter Frengel Mrs. Linda A. Goldstein & Mr. Herbert Goldstein Mr. William Grace & Mrs. Elizabeth Grace Mr. Matthew Harcourt & Mrs. Erin E. Harcourt Mr. James Harding & Mrs. Kari F. Harding Mrs. Pamela A. Hathaway Ms. Elizabeth Hess ’87 Mr. Horace Howells & Mrs. Ivy Howells

Ms. Guojie Liu Mr. Jay Hricak Mrs. Jennifer Hricak Mr. Donald Lewis & Ms. Michelle Borzilleri-Lewis Mr. Tim Luckenbaugh Mr. David L. McCorkle & Mrs. Kathryn McCorkle Mrs. Deborah L. Potter Mr. Steven J. Preston Mr. Mark F. Richwine & Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly Richwine Mr. Alex H. Smith ’02 Ms. Sarah Yerger

Individual Donations—$500-$999 Ms. Susan Bruce & Mr. Neal A. Fitch Mr. Joseph A. Crownover ’85* & Mrs. Joseph A. Crownover Mrs. Robyn D. Cutchall Mr. Philip M. DePamphilis & Mrs. Sharon A. DePamphilis Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gillette ’82

Dr. Anna Jenny Karlsson & Dr. Marcus F. Keep Mr. Charles P. Mackin & Mrs. Deborah A. Mackin Mr. Joel D. Petruschke & Ms. Kathleen Baker Mr. Frank R. Sourbeer, Jr. ’04

Individual Donations—$1,000-$4,999 Mrs. Marilynn Abrams & Mr. Richard E. Abrams Dr. Abby Mahone, Ed.D. & Mr. Brian Slocum Mr. & Mrs. Richard Baca Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mahoney Ballantine Family Charitable Fund Mr. Peter A. McCorkle ’87 & Mrs. Diane McCorkle Dr. Robert E. Bartley, III, M.D. ’79* & Mrs. Robert E. Bartley Dr. Jeffrey A. Morrison, M.D. ’88 Mrs. Deanne Burch Mr. Benjamin Murphy Mr. Robert E. Chernicoff, Esq. & Mrs. Debra Chernicoff Mr. Spencer G. Nauman, Jr. ’51 & Mrs. Helen Nauman Ms. Nancy Close Dr. James J. Newman, Ed.D. & Mrs. Anne D. Newman Col. William Dodson, III, M.D., USAF Ret. ’73 Mr. Mark A. Parsells ’78 & Mrs. Catherine Parsells & Mrs. Maria Falca-Dodson Ms. Mary Peterman Mr. Stephen Erni & Mrs. Felicity Erni Mr. Henry W. Rhoads, Esq. & Mrs. Charley Ann Rhoads Mr. Albert Farr ’05 Mr. Shawn Rooney & Mrs. Sharon Rooney Mr. Matthew Farrell ’04 Dr. Zachary Scheiner, Ph.D. ’93 & Dr. Ashley Webb, Ph.D. Dr. Michael Faulx, M.D. & Dr. Ashley Faulx, M.D. ’04 Ms. Kristin Scofield Mr. Anthony Foschi, Esq. & Mrs. Jean Foschi Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Slotkin, M.D. Mr. Mark R. Foster Ms. Patricia Foster Sosinski Mr. William Jason Grace & Mrs. Lauren Grace Mr. Richard Stevenson & Mrs. Bonnie Stevenson Mr. Aaron P. Gross & Mrs. Anne S. Gross Mr. Blair S. Trogner & Mrs. Candi Trogner Mr. Michael W. Harris & Mrs. Tanya Daniels Harris, Esq. Mr. Jerome Wallace & Mrs. Erica A. Pettis ’06 Mr. Javier H. Idrovo & Mrs. Lisa M. Idrovo Mrs. Karen Weber & Dr. Harry Weber, M.D. Mrs. Carolyn Kunkel Dr. Kathryn J. Zerbe ’69 Ms. Michelle N. Latta

Individual Donations—$5,000-$9,999 Estate of Midred J. Allen Mr. & Mrs. David Brason ’74

Mr. Martin Gross & Mrs. Jane Gross Mr. Brian Hard & Mrs. Janice Hard

Individual Donations—$25,000 + Mr. Eric Pettis ’78 & Mrs. Patrice Pettis


Corporate Donations up to $4,999 The Daniel M. & Wilma T. Horner Foundation L.B. Smith Estate Foundation, Inc. The M&T Charitable Foundation Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union River Wealth Advisors

Corporate Donations—$5,000-$9,999 M&T Bank through The Bridge Foundation

Corporate Donations—$10,000-$19,999 Hunter-Meyers-Redus Foundation Ivin S. & Virginia D. Bear Fund

Corporate Donations—$20,000-$29,999 McCormick Family Foundation

Corporate Donations—$50,000 + Boyd Foundation The Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

Family Gala Sponsorships Spartan VIP Sponsors Mrs. Marilynn Abrams & Mr. Richard E. Abrams Mr. William Jason Grace & Mrs. Lauren Grace Mr. Luke Kempski & Mrs. Susan Kempski Mr. Sean Lowry & Ms. Angela Lowry

Seiler Society Sponsors Mr. Nicholas Port & Mrs. Deb Port Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Slotkin, M.D.

John Harris Sponsors Mr. Michael Rebuck & Mrs. Pamela Purdy Rebuck, Esq. ’92 Mr. John Stawski & Mrs. Vita Stawski Dr. & Dr. Hualu Zheng

Faculty & Staff Dessert Sponsors Mrs. Marilynn Abrams & Mr. Richard E. Abrams Mr. William H. Alexander & Mrs. Marion C. Alexander ’59 Mr. Peter Ballantine & Mrs. Alison Ballantine ’91 Mrs. Anne Davis Mrs. Linda Goldstein & Mr. Corky Goldstein Mr. Javier H. Idrovo & Mrs. Lisa M. Idrovo

Dr. Richard Lanning, M.D. & Mrs. Kate Early Mrs. Joyce Kantor & Dr. Robert Kantor, M.D. Ms. Kristin Scofield Dr. Richard Schreiber, M.D. & Mrs. Marian Fluchere Mr. Richard Stevenson & Mrs. Bonnie Stevenson Mr. Blair Trogner & Mrs. Candi Trogner


Corporate Gala Sponsorships Presenting Sponsor M&T Bank

Gold Sponsor Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union

Silver Sponsors James, Smith, Dietterick & Connelly Carlisle Dermatology Saxton & Stump with Mr. Anthony J. Foschi, Esq. Foster Consulting

Bronze Sponsor Studio 4 Showroom

EITC & OSTC Donations Donations up to $4,999 First National Bank of Pennsylvania Mid Penn Bank PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Dr. Robert Zuckerman, M.D., P.C. Soccer Pals, LLC

The Hershey Company UPMC Health Plan (EITC) UPMC Health Plan (OSTC) Weis Markets, Inc. Wilsbach Distributers, Inc.

Donations—$5,000-$9,999 Orrstown Bank Phoenix Contact, Inc. UGI Energy Services United Concordia Companies, Inc. Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Donations—$10,000-$19,999 Capital Blue Cross Pennian Bank PeoplesBank Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Companies

Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund Dr. Erik Chotiner, M.D. & Mrs. Robyn Chotiner ’93 Mr. Greg Denk Mr. Scott Dietterick & Mrs. Susan Dietterick Mr. Anthony Foschi, Esq. & Mrs. Jean Foschi Mr. William Jason Grace & Mrs. Lauren Grace Mr. Aaron P. Gross & Mrs. Anne S. Gross Mr. Kevin R. Helm & Mrs. Cynthia Armour-Helm

Dr. Lawrence Y. Ho, M.D. & Dr. Andrea Tan, M.D. Mr. Sherwood B. Kimmel & Mrs. Jacqueline A. Kimmel Mr. Eric Pettis ’78 & Mrs. Patrice Pettis Mr. Mark F. Richwine & Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly Richwine Mr. David Rosenberg, Esq. Mr. Matthew Rosenberg, Esq. & Mrs. Mia Rosenberg Mr. Tron Shelley & Mrs. Alicia Shelley


Restricted Donations Gifts up to $249 Mr. Mark F. Richwine & Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly Richwine Mr. Daniel F. Klain ’82

Gifts—$500-$999 Mr. Peter A. McCorkle ’87 & Mrs. Diane McCorkle

Gifts—$1,000-$4,999 Mr. Anthony Foschi, Esq. & Mrs. Jean Foschi Mrs. Marilynn Abrams & Mr. Richard E. Abrams

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