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Report   on Giving

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201 5 – 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. NELSON HENDERSON


1 0 E S S E N T I A L E L E M E N TS OF DIGNITY

LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL AT A GLANCE 2 01 5– 2 01 6

1,122 1926 F OU N DE D I N

STUDENTS AGE 3 THROUGH GRADE 12 ON ONE CAMPUS

BY LOU I SE BA L M E R

La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. Our brand promise— launched in the 2015–16 school year—commits to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff, students and families who believe in something bigger than themselves. Greatness is not achieved through luck or by accident; it is a process. The school recruits students and teachers of character who have a strong work ethic and a desire for greatness in whatever realm inspires them. LJCDS, in return, offers an exceptional academic program through an outstanding faculty who mentor the pursuit of greatness. FOUR TEN EN TS OF G RE ATN E SS

1. Good character 2. Strong work ethic 3. A “What if?” or “Why not?” mentality 4. Access to mentors and resources

7:1 STUD ENTS OF COLOR AN D M IXED RACE

33%

STU DE N T TO TEAC H ER R AT I O IN OU R EA RLY C H IL DH O O D C E N T E R P ROMOTES C ON TOU RE D L E ARN IN G

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Acceptance of identity Inclusion Safety Acknowledgment Recognition Fairness Benefit of the doubt Understanding Independent Accountability

Dignity is an internal state of peace that comes with the recognition and acceptance of the value and vulnerability of all living things. DONNA HICKS, PH.D.

61,000

HOURS OF HIGH SCHOOL IN 4 YEARS

25 507+ COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

PEER LEADERS


MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Dear La Jolla Country Day School Community, This report draws to a close another remarkable year. Throughout this issue, you will see information demonstrating the incredible attributes and achievements of our students, faculty and community. The current year continues to be filled with great opportunities, challenges and accomplishments. The LJCDS faculty and staff strive to immerse each child in a loving, intellectual and ethical environment to inspire greatness for a better world. We recognize that our work is cooperative and that our direction is not guided by the insights of only a few individuals. Communities of any kind depend upon teamwork involving specialists who have soaked themselves in their subjects, who live together, who criticize one another’s ideas, and each of whom makes an individual contribution to the future of our school. It would be simple to list the accomplishments of our students: acclaimed scholars, acknowledged artists, champion athletes, performing arts award winners, community service award recipients, nationally recognized innovators and prestigious college scholarships. This collection of distinguished recognitions reveals the potential of our outstanding young men and women. But what we admire most about our students is their character. When you step into a classroom you will recognize that our students are “imagineers,” who touch newness and change as an almost totemic reminder of what is possible in the human spirit and who are honest about the challenges that lie ahead. Our students are comfortable with change and unpredictability, yet they seem to know when to demand precision and the care for real negotiation. Their poise and competence come from a strong work ethic, modeled by their parents and faculty, and from the enormous opportunities provided to them by the LJCDS experience. Human energy abounds at Country Day. Niels Bohr remarked in the later part of his life, “Every valuable human being must be a radical and a rebel, for what he must aim at is to make things better than they are.” We are not sure if we want our students to be called “radicals” or “rebels,” but we are certain that our students will make our world a better place. LJCDS is forging a bright future in large part because of the unwavering support and generosity of those listed in this report. We thank them with all of our hearts. With deep appreciation for your loyalty,

Gary Krahn, Ph.D. Head of School

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015–2016

Manish Parikh President

Mike Dee

E X- O FFIC IO M E M BE RS

Angela Glynn Vice President of Development

Elese Denis Karen E. Deschaine

Gary Krahn, Ph.D. Head of School

Cameron Rooke Vice President of Trustees Chris Richey Treasurer

Rebecca Gaffney Kimberly Snyder Goldman Michael H. Hoffman Bob Kain

Sherry BahrambeyguiHosey ’82 Secretary

Jim Kelly

David Ashworth

Kevin Wechter

Lucy Smith Conroy ’90

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Michelle O’Donnell Parents Association President John D. Collins Board Advisor

Chris Lischewski

HO NO RARY T RUST E E

Pamela Gray Payton

Danah Fayman


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES In the 2016–17 school year, we welcome Mike Dee as president of the La Jolla Country Day School Board of Trustees after serving on the board for the past two years. Mike previously served as president and CEO of the San Diego Padres (2013–2016), the Miami Dolphins (2009–2013) and the Boston Red Sox (2002–2009). Mike and his wife, Karen, are the proud parents of Country Day students, Spencer ’19 and Tommy ’21. I’m honored to serve as your president of the board of trustees. I want to thank all of the amazing and dedicated donors who make our efforts truly possible. Your financial support, no matter the amount, ensures that all students have the ability to have wonderful experiences. The success of the Country Day Fund (CDF) has a direct impact on the quality of an LJCDS education, with contributions touching every aspect of school: academics, arts, athletics, innovation, college counseling and more. One thing I have learned from my time with this incredible board of trustees is that for a school to thrive, it must anticipate and embrace change. Through the CDF, programs continue to develop and advance, facilities improve, and faculty is provided with the most innovative tools for students to learn at the highest level. All of these things work together to enable our students to inspire greatness for a better world. On behalf of the board of trustees, we owe our gratitude to our devoted families, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of LJCDS. Collectively, your efforts make this school the extraordinary place it is today. This is an exciting time in the life of LJCDS, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thank you!

Mike Dee President, LJCDS Board of Trustees 2016–17

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. ALBERT CAMUS

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MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT It is an overwhelming sense of gratitude that fuels my passion for La Jolla Country Day School. As I begin my 30th year at LJCDS, I am both honored and humbled to be leading our development program. As a teacher and community service director, I personally benefited from the Country Day Fund each year, and I know the value and impact of every dollar raised. Throughout my career, I have had access to professional development opportunities and had the necessary resources to ensure I was able to give my best to my students. I have also seen the power of tuition assistance dollars changing the lives of so many of our students and families. Most importantly, I have been touched by the kindness of our students, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and alumni. The pages of this report document not only the generosity of our constituents but also their support and belief in the mission of our school. Your participation generates enthusiasm and encourages others to join you in supporting the school. For that we are so appreciative. Behind each gift to the school, you will find countless volunteer hours provided by dedicated community members working to secure our future and pave the way for future generations. With gratitude,

Susan Nordenger Assistant Head of School for Development

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015–2016

Angela Glynn Chair

Tricia Estrada Laura Gambs Irvin

Rebecca Brewer

Kenneth Kalunian

Mike Dee

Amy Glass Mischler ’91

Elese Denis

Michelle O’Donnell

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FINANCIALS 2015–2016

OPERATING INC OME *

O P E R AT I N G E X P E N S E S *

$36,405,050

● 93% Tuition & Fees  ● 4% Gifts 

$35,972,141

 $34,003,528

● 59% Salaries and Benefits 

 $21,068,203

 $1,594,837

● 12% Financial Assistance 

 $4,381,576

● 2% Investment & Other Income  $806,685

 * Based on unaudited GAAP financial statements excluding gains/losses

● 12% Facilities/Depreciation   $4,168,854 ● 7% Instruction 

$2,584,437

● 5% Debt Service 

$1,884,149

● 4% Administrative 

$1,584,922

● 1% Reserves 

$300,000

GIFTS BY PURPOSE Country Day Fund 

 $1,000,436

Blue Bash (less paddle raises) 

 $219,306

Financial Assistance (includes Blue Bash paddle raises) 

 $144,520

Innovation Space 

 $86,830

Faculty Professional Growth (includes Blue Bash paddle raises) 

 $57,660

Athletic Programs 

 $31,775

Arts Programs 

 $12,425

In-Kind Gifts  Additional Gifts for Restricted Purposes  Total 

 $6,979  $34,906  $1,594,837


CO UNT RY DAY FUN D For nearly 100 years, La Jolla Country Day School has provided meaningful opportunities and experiences for our students. Thanks to the confidence and commitment of our community, we have been able to meet challenges, exceed goals and set the pace for excellence. These generous annual contributions made by alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and students guarantee a future for our school; build, support and sustain a culture of philanthropy; and continue to inspire greatness in our students. Thank you for supporting the Country Day Fund. 19 2 6 SOC I ETY | $2 5,0 0 0 + Rebecca Moores

Ronald K. and Florence E. Richey Charitable Fund Sara Browne and Chris Richey

Dr. Emile Zaius

Silvia and Ajay Gupta Patti and Michael Hoffman Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Patti and Michael Hoffman Sherry Bahrambeygui-Hosey ’82 and Patrick Hosey x Jennifer and Jason McInerney Linda Robertson and Roger Mills x

Alison and Stacey Nutt Matt Osborne v Shital and Manish Parikh x Liz Anne and Anthony Potamianos Geesoo Javanmardi and Eric Reifschneider Harriett Robinson Jamie and Kevin Wechter v

Health Quest Foundation Ranelle and Bob Kain Andrew Kaplan and Denise Kaplan v Jennifer and Jim Kelly v Nicole and Michael Kelly Amy and Bill Koman v Janna Smith Lang and Kurt Lang x Jennifer and Robert Lang Nancy and Tyler Lawton v Rebecca Gaffney and Jamie Levine v Tamar Elkeles and Larry Michaels Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Allison and Robert Price v The Irving and Francine Suknow Foundation

Lynn and Richard Gordon x Wendy and Dave Helfand x Robbi and Steven Wade x Michael S. Rosen Supporting Foundation Marilyn and Mike Rosen Victoria and Andy Sassine Mimi and Rob Schott Wendy Wang v Warren Family Foundation Joanne Warren Ariel Lang and Thomas Welk x The Withington Foundation, Inc. Tammy and Cameron Rooke x

DIAM ON D C I RC LE |  $ 1 0,0 0 0.0 0 + Anonymous Lisa Kanetake and Charles Bergan Cathy and Drew Burch Lucy Smith Conroy ’90 and Ambrose Conroy Paula and John Gambs v Therese Collins and Byron Georgiou

G O L D C IRC LE | $5,0 0 0 + Anonymous (5) Lara Saft and Marty Beard Suzanne Bevash Michelle and Dennis Bilski Brewer Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Rebecca and James Brewer x Kathy and Ed Brown Tracy and Chuck Brymer Laurie and Matthew Coleman v Karen and Mike Dee Elena and Rouslan Goutnov Betsy and Frank Grasso Jennifer and Charles Hein Liz and Steve Holliday v Nazli Keri and Kami Hoss Alejandra Serrano and Andres Icaza

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INTRODUCING A FAMILY OF FUNDS As you make your gift this year, you will be able to direct your donation to a specific area of need. STU D E N T E X P E R I E N C E : Enables the school to provide a world-class

education for all students.

FACULTY E N H A N C E M E N TS : Ensures that LJCDS attracts and retains the

highest quality faculty and staff, and that they have access to the resources and materials necessary to be successful in and out of the classroom. FACILITIE S A N D G R O U N D S : Helps maintain our beautiful campus, and

provides a safe environment that fosters growth, creativity and learning. ARE A OF G R E AT E ST N E E D : Allows the school maximum flexibility to

meet the most pressing needs.


S ILVER C IRC LE | $2 , 5 0 0 + Anonymous (12) Christine and David Alberga Martha and Omar Anzar Romy and Arlyn Asch Christine and David Ashworth x Jill and Ryan Bogan Lee Remington-Boone and Jeffrey Boone Laura and Ethan Boyer Sarah and Po-Jen Cheng Farrah Golchin-Cohen and Larry Cohen v Robin and Reid Conant Elese and Gusty Denis Irma and Ronald Fabular v Rose and David Feng Terese Woodworth and William Fuller Wendy and Tim Gibbons Angela and Joe Glynn v Xiaomei Zhang and Yongquan He Caryl and Bill Hilliard Laura and George Irvin v Marina and Igor Ivanov

Stacy Jacobs Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Stacy Jacobs Rodeki Foundation Fiona Mackin-Jha and Sanjay Jha x Ken Kalunian Paula and Gary Krahn Tammie and Danny Kramer v EunJu and Hyungjae Lee v Louise and Chris Lischewski Michelle and Richard Lord Jen and Jeff Lyle x Susan and John Magee Michelle and Roger Mansukhani Barbara McDowell v Lailani and Aram Mirkazemi Amy Glass Mischler ’91 and Robert Mischler Shiho and Yoshi Nishiba v Stephanie and Tom Pellette v

COUNTRY DAY FUND AMBASSADORS 2015–2016

Amy Glass Mischler ’91 Country Day Fund Chair

Kathryn Lindlan Jeff Lyle

Randi Castanon

Jennifer O'Brien

Lucy Smith Conroy ’90

Michelle O’Donnell

Elese Denis

Shital Parikh

Andrew Desany

Amy Dinger Rohrbach ’97

Angela Fukumura

Jacquie Romo

Wendy Gibbons

Renata Roy

Dan Gizzo

Rebecca Rudy

Angela Glynn

Maj Rundlett

Silvia Gupta

Heather Muns-Socol

Becky Howe

Karin Toranto

Laura Gambs Irvin

Mathew White

Karol Shekhter Jacobs ’98

Carolyn Woolf

Alina Katz

Janette Wornovitzky

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Brian Pidgeon Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Brian Pidgeon Jennifer and Steve Pirigyi v Michelle O'Donnell and Mike Royal v Ruth and John Schmid Christa and Bill Shaffer Liz and David Sigal Veena and Naveen Singh v Spielman Family Foundation Amy and Charles Spielman Laura Spielman Tracy Warren St. Amour ’88 and Stephan St. Amour Lisa and Ryan Sullivan Leyla Borovik and Yevgeny Tuchinsky Jodi Feinstein Wallace ’88 and Brian Wallace x Vera and Jing Wang Steve Wang Judy and Howard Ziment x


F O UN DER'S C I RC LE  |   $ 1 ,5 0 0 + Anonymous (6) Elena Atchikova v Ruth Waterman and Ali Betancourt Cristin and Tom Bleakley x Kathalynn and Douglas Bryant v Randi and Scott Castanon Cai Li and Daniel Chang v John Collins Lisa and Keith Cramer Albert deBerardinis Karen Deschaine v Michelle and Tom Doolin Laura and Bruce Eidelson Jessica and Mike Feinman Allison and Edward Fitzgerald Belinda and Raymond Ford x Amy and David French v Ingrid Lenz and Alfred Harrison

Worth and Louise Loomis Foundation Fund of the Hartford Foundation Char Loomis and Jim Heaton Kirsten Harrison-Jack and James Jack Karol Shekhter Jacobs ’98 and Eric Jacobs Allison and Billy Kim Sidra and Sohaib Kureshi v Kong Tsui and Wing Suen Kwan Kathryn and Tim Lindlan x Dana and Carter Meiselman Tina Perry and David Michelson ’86 v Inez and Clifton Odom v Stacey and Steve Pacelli Zohreh and Ronnie Perkins v Sue Goldfarb Pidgeon v Karen and Christian Platt v Karen and Tom Polarek

Jacquie and Guillermo Romo Cristina and Richard Rosenberg v Ana and Eric Sambold v Yan Sha and Baoqun Zhang Margo and Samrat Shenbaga v Heather Muns-Socol and Randy Socol v Jen and Dave Stickney v Pam and Chris Talbot Lisa and Amar Thakur v Karin and Tony Toranto v Chris and Rebecca Twomey Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation Rebecca and Chris Twomey Jing Gu and Victor Xiong Li Zheng and Fan Yang Yingchao Wang and Huaxing Yang Myoung Jin Park and Sei Seung Yoon

Lisa Rabie and Brett Chodorow Janet and Chris Choi Agnes Chu ’98 Linda and Jeff Church x Wendi Diamond and Darrel Cohen Lesley and David Cohn Steven Craig Sujata and Sugata Das v Kelly and Roy DiBenerdini v Pippa and Scott Dinger Gordana Djordjevic and Zoran Djuric Trina and Joseph Draskovich Vicki Abrams and David Eisenberg Mary Ann and Eric Endo AnnMarie and William Engfelt Linda and Kent Erickson Grazyna Oszczygiel-Essery and Richard Essery v Fara and Tony Fashandi v Danah Fayman Julie Robinson and Stephen Ferruolo v Erika and Kyle Fetter Kim and Brad Fields Cambra and Randy Finch Kathy Fine Sandra Kulli and Dan Flaherty x Judy Fox and David Loomar Kristina Cassidy Fox ’85 Kimberly Hardcastle and Bray Geddes Leigh Anne and Mike Gibbs Monica Feinberg-Gizzo and Daniel Gizzo v Ruth and Deon Goldschmidt Leeann and Terry Gooding x Rachel Grassi

Kelly Greenleaf and Michael Magerman Muriel and Andy Grimaud Denice Feldhaus and Susan Guinn Anu and Sunvir Gujral Anna Hansen Karin and Aaron Hanson Akemi and Ed Harbach Tanya and Robert Herring Hong and Mick Heyman v Sarah Davis Higganbotham and Gary Higganbotham v Gretchen Bain and John Hill Barbara and Paul Hirshman x Deanne and Hormovitis Christy and Curtis Horton Li Shen and Henry Huang v Maria Esther Riera Mestre and Roger Ingles v Jeanne and Don Ings x Grace Nakayama and John Jaeger Kathy Jazayeri and James Frentress Sandra and Kent Jensen Juan Jiang David and Leigh Johnson Charitable Fund Leigh and David Johnson Jennifer Kagnoff v Fiona Kaper and Reza Kasnavi Alina and Mark Katz Lisa and Gunnar Kaufmann

BAL MER SOC IETY | $ 5 0 0 + Anonymous (17) Matt Abbondanzio Maria Coppel and Abelardo Acosta Maite Benito Agahnia ’85 and Kayvon Agahnia Anita Varzi and Michael Akavan v Laura Podkolzina and Anuar Akhmejanov Ommid Asbaghi Daniella Aviles Hala and Mark Awar Terri and Ed Bacani v Vicky Van Meter and Keith Bargroff Cathy and Mark Beatty v Peter Becker ’64 Yolanda and Marc Begin v Lisa Bennet x Christina and Matthew Bernstein v Surya Chetlapalli and Naresh Bhavaraju Callie and Jeff Bjurstrom v Laura and Garrett Bleakley Jennifer Bleakley Hanh Bui and Christian Bose v Bill Bowen Grace and Herbert Boyer Tina and Rick Boynton Helen and Dennis Brewster v Susan Tousi and Randall Camp v Arcelia and Jose Casillas Tammy and Greg Chachas Seetha Gangadharan and Pratap Chandran Cindy Liang and Michael Chen v Stacy and Gary Chiang v

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BAL MER SOC IETY continued Annika and Gordon Kovtun v Priya and Murali Krishnan Linda and William Lackey Susan and Gary Ladrido Judith Riddell-Lamkin and Allan Lamkin x Pam Landa and Greg Landa ’87 Sandra and Andrew Lee Diane and Eric Lekven Wanda Lester-Seck Melissa and Jason Levin v Cindy Yang and Chuan Li Qiuying Jin and Kevin Li Shate Guzainuer and Ming Li Mary and Scott Lippman Lina Ma and Yingnan Liu Wendy and Bill Love Barbara and Ken Magid v Reena and Manni Malhotra Courtney Byrne and Greg Martin Luisa Santillan Mason and Max Mason Kiril and Gregory McKee Shirin Parvizpour and Reza Mirkhani x Diana and Jonathan Mow v Marylee and Edward Muns Lisa and Mark Needle v Cynthia and Mallappa Neelappa v

Carla and Trey Nolan v Colleen O'Boyle and Isaac Jones Kathryn McCoy-O'Neill and Jeffrey O'Neill Huiyi and Doug Paterson Pam and Jerome Payton x Maria and Thanasi Preovolos EunHee and Young Pyo Olga Postnikova and Kiamran Radjabli Chantal and Scott Reed Lecie and Jack Resneck Janice and John Rooney x Maj and Brian Rundlett Tori Sack Gail and Tim Salter Carolyn Mulroney and Jonathan Schleimer Emily and Tim Scott Lubna and Kaleem Shah Patricia and Russell Shanks x Elena and Sam Shekhter Susie and Michael Shim Zahra and Ali Shojania Gretchen and James Simpson Miriam and David Smotrich Kimberly and Leonard Snyder Alison and Gerry Soderstrom

Anya and Bruce Springer Robin Stewart x Denise and William Suttner x Laura and Brian Tauber Joanie Connell and John Thornburgh Athena and Sam Tsimikas Irene and David Van Slyck v May and Stefan Vukotich v Tracy and Michael Wang Elyssa and Daniel Watkins Sylvia Wechter Barbara and Mark Weinstein x Suzy and Jonathan Weiser v Cristina and Marty Weiss v Susan Wilson and John Wesolowsky Eve and Tom West Laura E. White Kristie Wilson Stephanie and John Wylie Tanya and Bernard Xavier Nancy Yang Rosa and Armando Yee Jo Marie Janco and Roger Yu Debbie and Mitch Zeichner Xiaoli and Harry Zhang May Xie and Yee Zhang

Margi Bingham x Isha and Jason Black Tanicia and Lashawn Blackmon Cynthia Bloodgood Gisele Bonitz v Jen and Jerry Boock v Karen Brecka Borowick ’78 v Iris and Leonard Bovee Kristi Bowen Vanessa and Robert Bowman Beverly and Frederick Boynton Joanne Bradley x Cindy Bravo Yvette Hernandez-Brooks and Bruce Brooks v Loraine Brown Corinne and Fred Brunn x Heidi and Jeff Burg v Angie Lilly-Burmeister and Dan Burmeister v Barbara Iversen and Shaun Burnett Letty and Dan Butcher Arlette Ramirez de Cabañas and Juan Cabañas Vanessa and Robert Calderon

Tara Akashi and Darren Cameron Brandon R. Camp ’16 Connie and David Cañez Denise and David Caravantes Julian D. Caravantes ’16 Traci Carpenter and Kimberly Carnot Libby and John Carson Tammy Cartmel Sylvia and Scott Cartwright v Sarah and Vitor Carvalho Elizabeth and Joe Cason v Jan and Tony Cason Sonya Wang and Clark Chen v Penina Michlin Chiu ’96 and Lanny Chiu Ronald Cinniger Emily and Steve Clark Wendy and Ron Clemente Pam Patterson and David Comfort x Kim Conant Alexa Fontanini and Timothy Corcoran Bradley H. Couch ’16 Eliana and Alfredo Covarrubias v Ruth Gilbert and Stacy Cromidas v Beth and Bob Cross v Lorrie Culver

CO MMUN I TY C I RC LE  |   $ 1 .0 0 + Anonymous (102) Barbara Abu v Monika and Jose Achar Leyhda and Sandy Acol Patricia Aftahi v Kim and Darren Aires Susan and Guillermo Algaze v Orly and On Amir Zhenping Zhang and Michael Atlass Diana Mirolyan and Dmitriy Badalov Noushin and Shawn Bagheri x Concepcion Bandayrel Susan Barrera and Hugo Barrera ’84 Cathy Bass v Michelle Beck Jeanne and Eric Bender Heather and Martin Benjamin v Mark Benning Helen Beran Shahrzad and Shazad Berenjian Kim and Shahram Besharati Rob Bethea Wendy Liu and Christopher Bi Ginny Bial x June Acosta and Andrea Bianco

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Marjan Mortazavi and Sean Daneshmand v Kathleen and Brian Daugherty Lee Anne and Alan Davis Curtis Davis Lizeth Arce and Alejandro De Luna Diane and J.E. de Sequera Laura del Moral Martha Demski Noelle Der-McLeod Kate and Dan Dernbach Karen Oegema and Arshad Desai Andrew Desany Rachel Desany Alicia Deutz x Judy and James Dickson John A. Dickson Joan Diener and Rik Sivula x Janet and Galen Doak v Anna and Seth Dorros Francoise Derclaye and Xavier Dupret LaNaadrian Easterling ’00 Nancy and Dean Eckenroth v Elise H. Edman ’16 Maureen and John Edman x Emilyn Edquilang Meghan Edwards v Sandra Chaplan and Chuck Eggers Bill Eigner x Cassidy A. N. Eiler ’16 Aliaa and Naeil Elhussiny Merita and Jere Elledge Cathy and Jim Ellison x Adrienne and Gabriel Eltaeb Thomas Erwin Andrea and Thomas Esbeck Tricia and Roger Estrada v Katey Alexander and Bruce Fayman ’77 x Lisa and Robert Feher v Anna and Chris Fennessey v Joy Atienza and Greg Ferguson Lisa and Jim Ferrari Adriana and Lou Ferreira Heidi and Tony Fioroni Miranda and Vic Fleischer Liz and Jerry Fleischhacker Catherine and Emmanuel Florendo Gerry Fontanini Elizabeth and Alan Foster v Brennan R. Foster ’16 Laurie and David Frakes Diane and Mike Frey Karen Frischwasser Svetlana and David Furlong Frederick Fusco Justina Fusco

Rachel and Gabe Gador Elaine Gain v Abby and Richard Geyer Ruth Gezachew Julie Ghanbari v Rumana Rehman-Ghouri and Ahmed Ghouri Connie and Larry Gianulis Susan and Lenny Glass Andrew M. Glatt Laurie and Eli Glezer Danielle and Vincent Glorioso Sheila and Alan Goldfarb Andrea Kraay and Hernan Goldsztein Tiffany Golling Cortney Golub Lisa Gomez v Beth and Adam Goodman v Mary and James Gosman Claudia Grasso and Rob Grasso ’89 x Patricia Turney and Maureen Gray Michele Greene ’85 and Travis Greene Laura and Alan Greubel Natalia Zhigalko and Ruslan Grub Laura Guerra and Sebastian Guerra ’96 v Christina and Chris Gustin Allison and Brian Habas Meiling and Jerry Hager v Michele and Rick Hagstrom Valencia and Peter Hamman v Wade Hansen Imdadul Haque ’16 Michael Hardwick Kim and Doug Harrison Richard Hart Christopher Hashioka Leigh Haubach x Robin and Michael Held Jessica Heldman and Noah Heldman ’90 v Barbara Henkemeyer Pia and Nate Heppner x Rachel and Josh Herman v Arleen Hessekiel v Megan J. Higganbotham ’16 Leila and John Hill Elisa and John Hills Heather Hodgetts v Dawn Enoch Holman ’89 and Peter Holman Gayle Howard and Christopher Lavertu v Becky and Tom Howe Pat and Bob Hughes Georgi Hughes ’13 Karen and Kevin Hull Kim and Bob Huntoon x Jeff Hutzler x

Rory Hyland Kevin Ings ’07 v Scott Ings ’06 v Shari and David Jacobson Alyssa M. Jaffe ’16 Masami and Dave Jenkins Karen Jette Kristy and David Johnson v Sharon Josepho Ann and James Kana v Kusum Sharma and Anoop Karippot Kira Karmazin Ryan K. Kawano ’16 Audrey and Stephen Keane Laura and Brian Kelleher Tes Panti-Kenville and Steve Kenville v Kristy King Barbara Terry and Scott Kirtland Carrie Kirtz Vivian and Michael Koenigs Kelley Hart and Peter Kozma Randall T. Kras ’16 Sally Krause v Albina and Mike Kravtsova Rachel D. Kritzik ’16 Marcie Kritzik and Tom Kritzik ’80 x Su-Yen and Dave Kuhn Pam and Andy Kurz Jessica Lacoff-Roberts Sandra Lane v Michael A. Lamkin ’16 Kimberly and Kurt Langborg Jamie and Josh LaRiccia Renee Lathom Elizabeth Kim and Louis Lau v Jean Ah Lee Philip Lee ’16 Veronica and Miguel Leff Donna Shiepe and Ulysses Lepe v Arlene Lerman Sylvia and Harvey Levin Amy and Scott Levine Haly and Bryan Lewis Annie Chen and Steven Li Sarah and Ben Lila Lori Lindmark Colin M. Lippman ’16 Tracey and David Little v Yun Xia and Xin Liu Diana and Eliezer Lombrozo Puja and Rohit Loomba v Lianna Yeung and Thanh Lu

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CO MM U N I T Y CI RC L E continued Barbara and Bud Lyle Savannah A. Magallon ’16 Joan Maher v France and Frank Manning Patricia Klingenberg and Larry Manuel v Yvonne and Paul Margetts Jean and Roland Mariucci Dana and Griffin Marquardt v Jake Martel ’14 Jason D. Martel ’15 Lizzie Martel ’14 Lisa Bicker Martin and Jeff Martin Javy Martinez Arya R. Massarat ’16 Shirin and Tom Massarat x Betsy and David McCallum x Summer McCamon Theresa McCarthy Ann McCulloch v Lashawn and Jameel McDaniel Lysa and Michael McKenna Patricia McMillin v Kimberly and Ryan Meier Marco M. Mejia ’16 Jack Melroy Kent Mercurio Nannette and Enrique Mereles Shelley and Paul Michelson Martha and Albert Migdal x Phyllis and Derek Mikuriya Marisa and Aaron Miller Eleni and Bill Miller Lisa and Scott Miller x Andrea Leverant Minor ’01 and Mark Minor v Ara and Diego Miralles Tomas Miralles ’16 Michele and Bill Mischler Victoria and David Mitchell Geell and Todd Mitchell Yolanda and Mark Moothart Gary Mordente Lorraine and Arlow Moreland Elyce Morris ’94 Kim Mortyn x Russell Mortyn x Chris and Debra Moyneur Vida and Gene Murray x Michael Nance x Kathleen and Kenn Nelson Cindy and Kevin Nelson Yang Jing and Richard Nelson x Nicole Nevin and Jonathan Nevin ’97 v Meredith Nevin ’00 v Jennifer Jones and James Newland

Rosemarie Newland Mary and Stephen Newnham Barb McLeod and Catherine Nolin Ann Nolin Susie and Dutch Nordenger x Ofelia and Elliott Oakry Virginia Oakry Raymond O'Brien Tom O'Connell Robyn O'Day Mary O'Donnell Cara Ogle and Peter Ogle ’71 x Rhys H. Osborne ’16 Svetlana Ovchinnikova ’16 Blair Overstreet Melinda and Artie Pajak Loni Palladino-Lane Beena and Nilesh Parekh Danielle and Bernard Parker Roseann and Scott Parry x Freia Canals and Tony Pastore Anar and Jigar Patel Jaime Paxson Johnny Payne Stacy and Armando Peña Lucy Peritz ’15 Tracy and Greg Petry Janine and Dave Picinich Marsha Poh Swetha Pola ’16 Glenda and Lon Poliner x Christina Wong and David Poon Izaiah E. Poutoa ’16 Joie and Richard Power Eva and Ronnie Power Jessica and Dante Pride Sandy and Glen Pritzker x Caroline and Chad Przymus Maressa Ciccone Pyle ’01 and Robert Pyle x Israel Quiñones Grace and Luigi Race v Nathalie Rachel-Gueirard Shirin and Kamshad Raiszadeh Sylvia Ramirez v Lakshmi and William Randall Minh Trang Hoang and Amon Rappaport Lilli Andresen and Alex Rassey v Janet and Kevin Reaume x Yvonne and Jeffrey Reid Steve Resnick and Paul Resnick Lauren and Robert Resnik Tannishtha Reya and Rob Wechsler-Reya v Ana Xum and Alejandro Reyes

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Nicole and Ken Richter Mark Robinson Gillian Rose Barbara Rosenbaum Diana and Michael Rothenberg Joe Rowling Renata and Sumit Roy Rebecca and Jeremy Rudy Sarah and Phil Ruggera Lillian Ruiz Molly and Brad Saenz v Jonathan Sammartino ’01 Carmen Sandoval and Antonio Sanchez Gail Tominaga and Eric Sandberg Lisa Morikado and Scott Sanders Ro and Kian Saneii v Marilyn and Bob Sarlin x Ariane and Chad Satterfield Wendy Buchi and Tom Savides x Steve Scandurro Cristina and Randy Schaffer Sabina L. Schaffer ’16 Nergis and Todd Scott v Ruth and Floyd Sedlund Monica and Keith Sedlund Mary and John Shehadey v Monique and Jack Shevel Margaret Futrell and Anthony Shimkin v Roberta and Larry Shulman Judy Sliter Rick Sliter Maggie and Sam Smargon Tom Smith Gabrielle Smotrich ’16 Trent Sokol ’16 Elyse Sollender Liesl Hansen and Steven Spence Judy Spoelstra Jin and Lyle Steger v Ana and Tony Steigerwald Greg Stein v Sunshine Stein v Sibylle Steiner Mike Stephens Jenn and Doug Stewart v Staci Stompoly Clare and Joseph Sturtevant v Matthew Sturtevant ’15 Courtney and Patrick Sullivan v Lorri Sulpizio Anita Tate Tami Taylor and Jon Taylor ’82 x Kristine and Michael Taylor Adriana Pazmany and Harry Thomas Katherine M. Thompson


Patricia and Christopher Thorpe x Jana and Barrett Tilley Angie and Tim Todd Ary Tohidi ’03 Barbara and Richard Toranto Anthony Torres ’11 Ryan Q. Tran ’16 Tiffany Tran Amy Tranckino x Steven Traverso v Anne Erickson and Christopher Trepel v Felicia Tripoli v Tanya and Bill Turek v Diana and Reza Vahedi v Maya Torres and Oscar Valero Danice VonFeldt and Quoc Vo Robert Wagner Roxanne Walker

Julie Breher and Michael Walter Sue and Ted Wassel Ryan D. Watkins ’16 Karen and Graham Weiss v Marcia Weitala Blanche Welch Kelly and James White v Corie and Matthew Wightlin Yazmin Ghonaim and Gabriel Wilensky v Arlene Williams Kim and Greg Williams Marium Williams Nancy Willie Cameron Wirtz ’16 Sharon Joyce and Richard Wirtz x Samuel Wood Clint Woods Kathy and Mark Woods x

Rose Ann and George Wooldridge x Carolyn and Trevor Woolf Keri and Kevin Worth x Pari and Farzad Yaghouti v Tim Yen ’16 Kae Yingling Janean and Sean Yingling Jessica Cooreman and Jon Yonemitsu Amy and Brad Young v Stephanie Riedler Young ’07 and Robert Young Chin Chu and Ming Yu Chenyi and Fan Zhang v Terri Zimmerman x

v x

indicates 5+ years of consecutive CDF giving indicates 10+ years of consecutive CDF giving

COUNTRY DAY F U N D DON OR SP OTL IG H T

ANGELA FUKUMURA

Parent of Emi ’17, Takeo ’20 and Akio ’25 As a parent of three children at Country Day, Angela Fukumura supports La Jolla Country Day School in a multitude of ways. She has generously given her time and talents as Torrey Fest co-chair, dedicated Giving Tree volunteer, spirited team parent and Country Day Fund ambassador, along with many other programs, initiatives and events. Angela explains why she volunteers as well as supports the Country Day Fund year after year: We believe that the education our children receive at LJCDS is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. The environment at the school has cultivated our children’s growth not just academically but in all aspects of their lives. At Country Day, there are opportunities for kids to discover themselves and their interests throughout the day, semester and year. We believe that LJCDS fosters and encourages them to grow into independent individuals. As we have chosen to send our three children to LJCDS, we feel it is important to demonstrate our support through contributing to the Country Day Fund and volunteering. We support the Country Day Fund to help provide for the opportunities that make LJCDS unique. For us, the outdoor education trips, the vast lower school library, the nocut athletic policy and the tremendous community service program are examples of programs that we feel make Country Day special. We support the Country Day Fund with a general donation to help the school maintain a standard of excellence. As parents of a senior who entered LJCDS as a Tiny Torrey, we have seen the journey of an age three through Grade 12 education. We believe that LJCDS has fully prepared our daughter for any college she chooses to attend and for whatever dreams she decides to pursue. As our two sons progressed from Tiny Torreys, we saw again how their journeys, though different in many ways, have provided them with strong foundations for their futures. It is Country Day that provides that foundation. Thank you, Angela and all of our LJCDS families, for your continued support and enrichment of the La Jolla Country Day School community.


FACULTY AND STA F F

Thank you to all of our generous faculty and staff members who invest in our community. Anonymous (14) Matt Abbondanzio Patricia Aftahi v Katey Alexander x Daniella Aviles Amy Ballaban Todd Ballaban Terri Bamford Jeremy Bank Michelle Beck Lisa Bennet x Rob Bethea Ginny Bial x Joelle Biedenbach v Margi Bingham x Sara Bivin Cynthia Bloodgood Andrea Boehme v Dani Bonfield Jen Boock v Joanne Bradley x Cindy Bravo Corinne Brunn x Maribel Bueno v Vanessa Calderon Connie Cañez Jan Capon Elvia Castro Carmy Cesaire Amy Chang Wendy Clemente Sally Cornforth v Beth Cross x Lorrie Culver Piotr Dabrowski Curtis Davis Diane de Sequera Laura del Moral Bob Derby x Alicia Deutz x Joan Diener x Carrie Dietsch Kathy Dinwiddie x Bill Doerge v Susan Domanico x Indigo Dow Jaquelin Dutson x LaNaadrian Easterling ’00 Nancy Eckenroth x John Edman x Emilyn Edquilang Meghan Edwards v

Cathy Ellison x Bruce Fayman ’77 x Anna Fennessey v Deb Fine Jerry Fleischhacker Catherine Florendo Gerry Fontanini Judy Fox Karen Frischwasser Gabe Gador Elaine Gain v Charlotte Garfield v Tiffany Golling Cortney Golub Rob Grasso ’89 x Michele Greene ’85 Judith Gross v Meiling Hager x Tyler Hales v Valencia Hamman v Liesl Hansen Michael Hardwick Stephanie Heinrich David Henshall Nate Heppner x Kim Huntoon x Jeff Hutzler x Rory Hyland Dave Jenkins Kristy Johnson v Kelly Kennedy Linda Kennedy x Kristy King Carrie Kirtz Gary Krahn Sally Krause v Jessica Lacoff-Roberts Sandra Lane v Renee Lathom Brooke Laundon Jean Ah Lee Lori Lindmark Todd Lineback v John Lofton Lori Long v Pam Madigan x Mark Marcus x Ashley Marlow Dana Marquardt v Greg Martin Javy Martinez Betsy McCallum x

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Summer McCamon Ryan Meier Kent Mercurio Susan Middleton x Martha Migdal x Micki Mighdoll Julie Mindel x Christine Mitchell Todd Mitchell Chris Moyneur Tyler Moyneur Brian Murphy x Mark Needle v Richard Nelson x Christine Nicholson x Mildred Noel Susie Nordenger x Dan Norland Colleen O'Boyle Tom O'Connell Inez Odom v Peter Ogle ’71 x Blair Overstreet Kristin Owen x Dan Padgett Tony Pastore Pam Patterson x Johnny Payne Gary Peritz x Tom Perrotti x Marsha Poh Glenda Poliner x Glen Pritzker x Chad Przymus Israel Quiñones Nathalie Rachel-Gueirard Gideon Rappaport v Kevin Reaume x Brenda Riedler v Amy Dinger Rohrbach ’97 v Alisa Ronis v Gillian Rose Joe Rowling Lillian Ruiz Jennifer Russell x Carolyn Ruszala Molly Saenz v Jonathan Sammartino ’01 Scott Sanders Marilyn Sarlin x Chad Satterfield Lee Sawyer

Deborah Shaul x Jonathan Shulman x David Sigal Tom Smith Judy Spoelstra Jenn Stewart v Robin Stewart x Pat Stickels x Julie Strong x Courtney Sullivan v Lillian Sung Anita Tate Tami Taylor x Harry Thomas Jana Tilley Ary Tohidi ’03 Maya Torres Tiffany Tran Steven Traverso v Felicia Tripoli v Chris Uyeda Diana Vahedi v Debbie Valentine x Diana Valji Amy Vaughan Danice VonFeldt May Vukotich v Robert Wagner Roxanne Walker Barbara Weinstein x Kathy Weisinger Marna Weiss v Kelly White v Laura E. White Corie Wightlin Marium Williams Kathy Woods x Rose Ann Wooldridge x Carolyn Woolf Keri Worth x Kevin Worth v Bobbie Xuereb Karina Yanez Stephanie Riedler Young ’07 Terri Zimmerman x

v

indicates 5+ years of consecutive giving x indicates 10+ years of consecutive giving


CDF PARTICIPATION BY CONSTITUENT FAC U LTY & STA FF

10 0 %

BOA RD O F T R U ST E E S 

10 0 %

C DF AMB AS SA D O R S 

10 0 %

PAREN TS AS S O C I AT I O N O FFI C E R S 

10 0 %

LOW E R SC H O O L 

9 1%

MIDDL E S CH O O L 

80%

U PP E R SCH O O L 

58%

G RANDPA R E NTS

LJCDS is incredibly grateful for our community of grandparents who support their grandchildren’s educational experience. Anonymous (5) Terri and Ed Bacani v Concepcion Bandayrel Laura and Garrett Bleakley Iris and Leonard Bovee Grace and Herbert Boyer Beverly and Frederick Boynton Loraine Brown Jan and Tony Cason Ronald Cinniger Lesley and David Cohn Kim Conant Judy and James Dickson Pippa and Scott Dinger Merita and Jere Elledge Danah Fayman x Kathy Fine Sandra Kulli and Dan Flaherty Gerry Fontanini Frederick Fusco Justina Fusco Paula and John Gambs Connie and Larry Gianulis Susan and Lenny Glass Sheila and Alan Goldfarb Lynn and Richard Gordon x Mary and James Gosman Betsy and Frank Grasso Ingrid Lenz and Alfred Harrison Richard Hart

Christopher Hashioka Barbara Henkemeyer Leila and John Hill Patricia and Michael Hoffman Linda and William Lackey Janna Smith Lang and Kurt Lang x Arlene Lerman Wanda Lester-Seck Sylvia and Harvey Levin Diana and Eliezer Lombrozo Barbara and Bud Lyle Susan and John Magee Joan Maher v France and Frank Manning Jean and Roland Mariucci Ethel Marran Barbara McDowell Patricia McMillin Jack Melroy Shelley and Paul Michelson Michele and Bill Mischler Rebecca Moores Kim Mortyn x Marylee and Edward Muns Jane and Bob Needle v Kathleen and Kenn Nelson Rosemarie Newland Ann Nolin Virginia Oakry Raymond O'Brien

Mary O'Donnell Joie and Richard Power Allison and Robert Price Lecie and Jack Resneck Lauren and Robert Resnik Harriett Robinson Diana and Michael Rothenberg Deena and Fred Schlaffer Patricia Schneider v Ruth and Floyd Sedlund Mary and John Shehadey Elena and Sam Shekhter Roberta and Larry Shulman Gretchen and James Simpson Judy Sliter Kimberly and Leonard Snyder Amy and Charles Spielman Barbara and Richard Toranto Jean and John Vukotich v Joanne Warren Sylvia Wechter Marcia Weitala Blanche Welch Arlene Williams Nancy Willie Kae Yingling Chin Chu and Ming Yu v x

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C ORPO R ATIONS A ND F O U NDAT I O N S

Thank you to our community partners who support the LJCDS mission. Absolute Solutions Amazon Smile American Asian European Corporation American Express Gift Matching Program Arthur B. McBride, Sr. Family Foundation Badiee Development Barnes and Noble Booksellers The Benevity Community Impact Fund BP Foundation Matching Fund Programs Cabrillo Advisors The College Board CYMER Eset Foundation Ethel Kennedy Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Foster Hamilton Real Estate Consultants The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Friends of Nazareth Gartner, Inc. Global Callcenter Solutions, Inc.

Greater Horizons Hartford Foundation Health Quest Foundation Intel Foundation The Irving and Francine Suknow Foundation Jewish Community Foundation Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Kinsley & Associates, llc Klingenberg Law Firm, apc Kroger KTR Family llc La Jolla Christmas Parade LJTC Parade Foundation La Jolla IVF, Inc. LPL Financial Charitable Foundation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Melroy Property Management & Investments Monte De Piedad Neuberger Berman llc NRG Energy, Inc. Pfizer Price Philanthropies Foundation

Qualcomm Matching Gift Program Quintiles Transnational Corporation Matching Gifts Rodeki Foundation RRN Mesa Rim, llc The San Diego Foundation Schwab Charitable Fund Sempra Energy Foundation Sexton Advisory Group, Inc. Sheraton La Jolla Hotel Spielman Family Foundation Sprint Foundation Superior Financial Services Symbient Product Development Target Stores UBS Employee Giving Programs United Way of San Diego County The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Vanguard Charitable Warren Family Foundation Warwick's Wells Fargo Foundation The Withington Foundation, Inc.

The past four years at Country Day have meant the world to me. When I look back on my time at LJCDS, I remember constantly being challenged in ways I never would have been elsewhere, but always coming out on top of each and every challenge as a better student, a better person, and most importantly—a better man. LJCDS STUDENT CLASS OF 2017

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LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

A RTS E L E CT I V E O FFE R I N G S

2015–2016 AC C OMPL ISH ME N TS A N D H I G H L I G H TS

MIDDLE S CH O O L

12,308 60+ 100+ CL AS S O F 2 0 16 S E RV I CE HOURS

SERVICE HOURS AC C U MU L AT E D BY MOST STUD EN TS BEF ORE GRAD UATION

SA N D I E G O C O U N T Y O R GA N I Z AT I O N S S U P P O RT E D

LOWER S CHOOL C ROSS DI VISION OPPORTUNITIES

California Legislature Simulation (ls/us) Chinese Lesson Plans (ls/us) Community Service Night (ls/us) Mission 22 Project (ls/us) Reading Buddies (ls/ls) Senior Pen Pals (ls/ms) Spanish Storybook (ls/ms) ls = lower school ms = middle school us = upper school

100+

UPPER SCHOOL OPP ORT U N I T I E S I N EL EC T I VE , CLUB, ARTS AND ATH L ETIC OF F ERIN G S

20

CO L L E G E A N D U N I VERSI T I E S T H E J UN IOR C L ASS TOU RS DU RI N G EX P E RI E N T I AL E DU CATION W E E K

50+

HIGH S CH O O L

5

C I F CH A M P I O N S H I P S I N 2 0 15 –16

SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED EACH YEAR BEGINNING AT AGE 3

25+

M I D D L E S CH O O L E L E CT I V E O FFE R I N G S

Band and orchestra Computer programming Dance Engineering design and construction Marine biology Mythology Musical theater Painting with pastels Public speaking Robotics Social responsibility

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TORREY EXPLORERS FUND The Torrey Explorers Fund (TEF) is a parent-funded venture capital program with the goal of helping LJCDS students accomplish projects and start social and for-profit businesses. It has a rotating panel of local entrepreneurs, vice presidents and design and innovation experts. Together, this panel offers not only financial assistance to students but also mentorship and connections. The TEF had its inaugural pitch in May of 2016 and currently three student groups are successfully continuing to develop their products.

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INNOVAT I O N SPACE At the beginning of the 2015–16 school year, we were just finishing building our brand new flexible innovation space complete with machine and hand tools, digital and analog electronics, 3D printers, safety systems, curriculum and a pile of parts. By the end of October, Middle School students were completing their inventions class where they were introduced to design research skills and developed innovative new toys. Meanwhile, the Upper School students turned that pile of parts into a fully functioning 120 watt, 2ft x 4ft laser cutter that is now one the most utilized pieces of equipment in the lab. Upper School students were deep into research for the project they were working on for CamelBak around team hydration. Students had spent time observing and interviewing players and coaches to tease out powerful insights they would later draw on. By the end of the year, the design and innovation department had taught two Upper School courses and two Middle School courses; worked with several Lower School classes and Middle School core classes; and mentored numerous students on independent projects. In total, the LJCDS design and innovation program had a significant impact on more than 25 percent of the student population. This impact was evident in how Middle School students learned about electromagnetism by building working telegraphs, and Lower School students built working digital electronic systems to help them tell a story. It was also evident in the nationally recognized work that students presented to CamelBak at their headquarters in Petaluma, CA, as well as the four patent applications that were filed by students. These major accomplishments were achieved by students with a staff of one and a half people. The design and innovation department now has a staff of seven. The 2016–17 year looks to be an exciting one. INNOVAT I ON SPAC E C O N T R I BU TO R S Vida and Ben Badiee Jeremy Bank Angela and Joe Glynn Hayden Gomes ’05 Anu and Sunvir Gujral

Ranelle and Bob Kain Louise and Chris Lischewski Holly Denton McCloskey ’88 and Andy McCloskey Liz Anne and Anthony Potamianos

Liz and David Sigal Joan and Tom Volle Sylvia Wechter Laura E. White Li Zheng and Fan Yang

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MESSAGE FROM THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT On behalf of the Parents Association, I would like to express gratitude to the Country Day families who share their time and talents with our school. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. During the 2015-16 school year, the Parents Association enjoyed many successes, including Torrey Fest, faculty and staff appreciation events, PA meetings with informative guest speakers and student presentations, WeCare Consortium participation, the book fair and Blue Bash. Through Blue Bash, Country Day's annual celebration and fundraising event, your generous donations supported financial assistance and faculty professional growth. All year long, thanks to the coordinated efforts of our parent volunteers, the Parents Association was able to enrich the Country Day experience for students and families while maintaining a strong partnership between the school and parents. I encourage you to browse the brand new Parents Community Page on the LJCDS website and learn how you can become involved as a parent volunteer at Country Day. Your participation helps to make Country Day the wonderful place it is, and gives you a chance to meet other Country Day parents, faculty and staff. Thank you again for your contributions and participation. The other PA officers and I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year.

Jennifer Pirigyi Parents Association President

PARENTS ASSOCIATION 2 015 – 2016

O F F ICERS

Michelle O’Donnell President

Jennifer Pirigyi Recording Secretary

Randi Castanon Secretary

Natasha Zhigalko Treasurer

Joanie Connell Community Vice President

Angela Glynn Immediate Past President

Susan Ladrido Officer

ROOM & GRADE PA R E N T C O O R D I N ATO R S

Wendy Gibbons Lower School Heather Muns-Socol Lower School Amy French Middle School Laura Gambs Irvin Middle School Amy Levine Upper School

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B LUE B ASH 2016 FINAN CI AL ASSI STA N C E full tuition

$1,000

Rodeki Foundation Fiona Mackin-Jha and Sanjay Jha

Chris and Rebecca Twomey Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation Rebecca and Chris Twomey

Tracy and Chuck Brymer Cathy and Drew Burch Karen and Mike Dee Elese and Gusty Denis Belinda and Andrew Donner Allison and Edward Fitzgerald Paula and Gary Krahn Amy Glass Mischler ’91 and Robert Mischler Blair Overstreet Liz and David Sigal Deborah Williams and Kanwalinder Singh Annie Smith Tim Smith Janette and Ilan Wornovitzky

$5,000

$500 and below

Martha and Omar Anzar Hamid R. Mirbod Shital and Manish Parikh Sara Browne and Chris Richey

Matt Abbondanzio Lisa Bennet Tina and Rick Boynton Randi and Scott Castanon Beth and Bob Cross Marjan Mortazavi and Sean Daneshmand Amy and David French Angela K. Glynn Angela and Joe Glynn Muriel and Andy Grimaud Jena and Tyler Hales

$15,000 Lucy Smith Conroy ’90 and Ambrose Conroy Leigh and Gary Pierce $10,000 The Withington Foundation, Inc. Tammy and Cameron Rooke $5,100

$2,500 Deidre Buddin and Jose Fernandez Angela and Koji Fukumura Laura and George Irvin Liz Anne and Anthony Potamianos Wendy Wang

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Karin and Aaron Hanson Becky and Tom Howe Jeff Hutzler Sandra and Kent Jensen Pam Godde-Kopelman and Jay Kopelman Michelle and Richard Lord Victoria and David Mitchell Patricia and Mike Mogul Jean and Brian Murphy Lisa and Mark Needle Kathryn McCoy-O'Neill and Jeffrey O'Neill Susie and Dutch Nordenger Stacy and Armando Peña Minh Trang Hoang and Amon Rappaport Jacquie and Guillermo Romo Michelle O'Donnell and Mike Royal Maj and Brian Rundlett Lisa Morikado and Scott Sanders Christa and Bill Shaffer Heather Muns-Socol and Randy Socol Jen and Dave Stickney Julie Strong Joanie Connell and John Thornburgh Patricia and Christopher Thorpe Karin and Tony Toranto Irene and Dean Vayser Rose Ann and George Wooldridge Janean and Sean Yingling


PRO F E SSI ON AL DE V E LO P M E N T $5,000

$500 and below

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Shital and Manish Parikh Leigh and Gary Pierce

Matt Abbondanzio Gisele Bonitz Rebecca and James Brewer Vanessa and Robert Calderon Susan Tousi and Randall Camp Randi and Scott Castanon Edward Chambers Marjan Mortazavi and Sean Daneshmand Karolynn and Rick Davis Elese and Gusty Denis Kate and Dan Dernbach Wendy and Tim Gibbons Angela and Joe Glynn Muriel and Andy Grimaud Natalia Zhigalko and Ruslan Grub Karin and Aaron Hanson Kim and Doug Harrison Char Loomis and Jim Heaton Becky and Tom Howe Pam Godde-Kopelman and Jay Kopelman Darryl Laws Kathryn and Tim Lindlan Yvonne and Paul Margetts Courtney Byrne and Greg Martin Kiril and Gregory McKee Victoria and David Mitchell

$2,500 Lucy Smith Conroy ’90 and Ambrose Conroy Karen and Mike Dee Angela and Koji Fukumura Kimberly and Jeffrey Goldman Liz Anne and Anthony Potamianos Sara Browne and Chris Richey Tim Smith $1,000 Lisa Kanetake and Charles Bergan Tracy and Chuck Brymer Cathy and Drew Burch Amy and David French Paula and Gary Krahn Melissa and Jason Levin Jen and Jeff Lyle Dana and Carter Meiselman Miriam and David Smotrich Heather Muns-Socol and Randy Socol Carla and David Vaccaro Keith P. Wilson

Amy Glass Mischler ’91 and Robert Mischler Vida and Gene Murray Lisa and Mark Needle Susie and Dutch Nordenger Marna Weiss and Raymond Padowitz Huiyi and Doug Paterson Stacy and Armando Peña Karen and Pattric Rawlins Chantal and Scott Reed Nicole and Ken Richter Alisa Ronis Michelle O'Donnell and Mike Royal Maj and Brian Rundlett Ana and Eric Sambold Lisa Morikado and Scott Sanders Diane and Lee Sawyer Christa and Bill Shaffer Annie Smith Jen and Dave Stickney Tami Taylor and Jon Taylor ’82 Karin and Tony Toranto Leyla Borovik and Yevgeny Tuchinsky Chris and Rebecca Twomey Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation Chris and Rebecca Twomey Rose Ann and George Wooldridge

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STEERING TEA M

COMMITTEE

Tina Boynton Auction Chair

Michelle Lord Silent Auction Lead

Susan Barrera

Jen O'Brien

Rick Davis Investment Lead

Dana Meiselman Video Program Lead

Nancy Brown

Shital Parikh

Tracy Brymer

Huiyi Paterson

Kate Dernbach Attire Photos

Michelle O'Donnell PA President

Tricia Estrada Table Décor Lead

Stacy Peña Publicity  /  Promotions

Laura Gambs Irvin Lower School Classroom Projects /  Attire Photos

Rebecca Twomey Volunteer Lead /  Table Décor Lead

Susan Ladrido Publicity / Promotions Gina Laws Publicity / Promotions

Carla Vaccaro Lower School Classroom Projects

Courtney Byrne Randi Castanon Amanda Chiu Robin Conant Joanie Connell Elese Denis Kelley Hart Chief Hernandez Peter Kozma Su-Yen Kuhn


SPON SORSH I P S AN D D O N AT I O N S $5,000

$1,500

$250 and below

Neosho Capital Sarah Browne and Chris Richey

Dempsey Construction Inc.

$2,500

Marina and Igor Ivanov Leigh and Gary Pierce Sage Dining Services, Inc.

Rebecca and James Brewer Carmy Cesaire Susan and Damon Couch Belinda and Andrew Donner Charlotte and Tim Garfield Melissa and Jason Levin Rancho Sante Fe Insurance Sullivan, McGibbons & Associates LLP

Barona Band of Mission Indians Randi and Scott Castanon Andrew Kaplan and Denise Kaplan Mel Lim Design PacVentures, Inc. Symbient Product Development, Inc. Jamie Resnick and Kevin Wechter

$1,000

$500 Louise and Chris Lischewski Robin and Don Rady

TEAC H E R T RI B U T E S $1,500

$200

Lucy Smith Conroy ’90 and Ambrose Conroy Diane and Eric Lekven Wendy and Bill Love

Rebecca Gaffney and Jamie Levine (3) Karin and Aaron Hanson (2) Louise and Chris Lischewski (2) Dana and Carter Meiselman (2)

IN-K IN D SU P P ORT Magali Wine Springboard Marketing and Printing & Marketing, Inc. Stacy and Armando Peña Suja Juice

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EunHee and Young Pyo (2) Vida and Gene Murray


BLUE BASH 2 016 GIVING HIGHL I G H TS & IMPAC T

$415,976

$193K

TOTAL B LUE BASH 2 01 6 G IVIN G

The tuition assistance that I received was a blessing. LJCDS gave me many opportunities that I may not have had elsewhere. Country Day gave me the chance to travel around the world, help others, and opened my eyes through once in a lifetime experiences. I will hold these memories close to my heart. I am truly grateful. CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATE

TOTAL FINANCIAL ASSISTA N C E AWARDE D I N THE 2015–16 S CHOOL YE AR

$4,381,576

18%

STUDENTS THAT RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE 2015–16 SCHOOL YEAR

AU C T I O N & T I CKE TS

$138K

FI N A N CI A L AS S I STA N C E

$58K P R O FE S S I O N A L D E V E LO P M E N T

$26K S P O N S O R S H I P, D O N AT I O N S , T E ACH E R TRIBUTES

65% FAC U LT Y M E M B E R S W I T H P O STG R A D UAT E D E G R E E S

17

AV E R AG E Y E A R S O F FAC U LT Y T E ACH I N G EXPERIENCE

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SP EC I A L G I F TS IN HON OR OF Mariel and Omar Anzar Martha and Omar Anzar Ginny Bial RobynAnn and Rick Nelson Joelle Biedenbach and Guillermo Blanca Laura E. White Anya R. Black ’27 Isha and Jason Black Alexandra E. Bleakley ’18 Barbara Henkemeyer Thomas A. Bleakley ’24 Barbara Henkemeyer Marsha and Bruce Boston Leyla Fikes ’00 Riley F. Bowen ’21 Kristi Bowen

Class of 2000 Pam and Andy Kurz Class of 2019 May Xie and Yee Zhang Class of 2021 Su-Yen and Dave Kuhn Ann McCulloch Svetlana and David Furlong Annie Chen and Steven Li Benjamin T. Conroy ’24 Joan Maher Keira V. Conroy ’25 Joan Maher Elese and Gusty Denis Lecie and Jack Resneck

Emma E. Denis ’27 Lecie and Jack Resneck Henry Denis ’27 Lecie and Jack Resneck Elizabeth B. F. Eigner ’15 Bill Eigner Max Feng ’25 Rose and David Feng Nexus Feng ’21 Rose and David Feng Daniella Field Tina Perry and David Michelson ’86 Deb Fine Kathy Fine Laura C. Forsey ’21 Harriett Robinson

SPECI AL INITIATIVE

THE UNFINISHED MAN The Unfinished Man’s history at La Jolla Country Day dates back to 1968 when its creator, Russell Forester, donated his steel and copper creation as a symbol of the school’s educational mission. Forester was convinced by parent, former board president and photographer Lynn Fayman to donate both the Unfinished Man statue, as well as a design for a nearby modernist fountain. I first encountered “TUM,” as he has been nicknamed, in 2011 when he stood behind the Community Hall facing the Middle School parking lot, half hidden by the bushes and buried up to his calves in concrete. My encounter with him was in his second home, having been moved from the entrance of the school at the same time those new buildings were built. At the time of my first sighting, I did not know anything of the history of LJCDS, much less TUM. The past five years have changed on both those fronts: I have come to greatly appreciate the rich and inspirational history of LJCDS, the importance of the Unfinished Man to students and faculty for the nearly 40 years he stood guard out front of the school, and, perhaps most importantly, the generous contributions of some 90 years of visionaries, faculty members, benefactors and parents. Russell Forester’s gift of the Unfinished Man is merely the tip of that philanthropic iceberg. After some time undergoing preservation, he has returned to the campus. Alas, his lower legs did not survive years of the concrete base, but he will stand at the height of his former glory and return to take up his post somewhere indoors sheltered from the elements of sun, rain and salty air. Our hope is that TUM’s preservation and return will rekindle fond memories for some 40 years of LJCDS students and parents. The trajectory of growth from a small cottage in 1926 with four students on La Jolla Cove to a 24-acre campus with 1,150 students in the midst of one of this country’s leading educational and commercial centers is truly impressive, and the school could not have made that leap without literally thousands of generous individuals over many decades. 

—Chris Richey, Parent of Anabel ’16 and Ethan ’19


Sara R. Forsey ’20 Harriett Robinson Luca A. Fusco ’22 Frederick Fusco Ariadne C. Georgiou ’26 Therese Collins and Byron Georgiou Athena T. Georgiou ’29 Therese Collins and Byron Georgiou The Glynn Family Thomas Erwin Madeleine K. Goldman ’23 Kimberly and Leonard Snyder Nathaniel J. Goldman ’22 Kimberly and Leonard Snyder Xara O. Gosman-Brown ’29 Mary and James Gosman Enzo G. Grimaud ’22 Muriel and Andy Grimaud Hailey A. Grimaud ’22 Muriel and Andy Grimaud Dorothy Haven Patricia Schneider Aiden R. Hoss ’30 Nazli Keri and Kami Hoss Nico P. Katz ’27 Anonymous Brady T. Kirtland ’25 Robyn O'Day Samuel Wood Sally Krause Tina Perry and David Michelson ’86 La Jolla Country Day School Faculty and Staff Rodolfo Ramirez Joanna Peterkin and Frank Tufaro La Jolla Country Day School Fifth Grade Team Kim and Brad Fields

La Jolla Country Day School Middle School Team Sara Bivin Ms. Ruszala's Class Priya and Murali Krishnan Ms. Zimmerman's Class Romy Schlaffer-Efthimos and Steven Efthimos Ashley Y. Lee ’21 Sandra and Andrew Lee Ariela C. Leff ’28 Veronica and Miguel Leff Diana and Eliezer Lombrozo Eliana Y. Leff ’26 Veronica and Miguel Leff Diana and Eliezer Lombrozo Susana M. Leff ’23 Veronica and Miguel Leff Diana and Eliezer Lombrozo James T. Lila ’28 Sarah and Ben Lila Mason Mackin ’24 Arlene Lerman Talia G. Mackin ’27 Arlene Lerman Callan G. Mischler ’30 Susan and Lenny Glass Michele and Bill Mischler Willa H. Mischler ’27 Susan and Lenny Glass Michele and Bill Mischler Allison L. Needle ’24 Lisa and Mark Needle Patricia Schneider Stuart J. Needle ’22 Lisa and Mark Needle Patricia Schneider

Zoe Peritz ’17 Blanche Welch James P. Picinich ’26 Janine and Dave Picinich Chase Rooney ’18 Richard Hart Kathryn S. Sandberg ’19 Gail Tominaga and Eric Sandberg Charlotte D. Scurlock ’16 Leigh Haubach Maxwell R. Scurlock ’13 Leigh Haubach Natalia V. Semenova ’23 Susan and John Magee Julie and Jonathan Shulman Roberta and Larry Shulman Erick C. Sliter ’23 Rick Sliter Benjamin O. Soderstrom ’26 Alison and Gerry Soderstrom Jayson Z. Taylor ’19 Marcia Weitala Elizabeth N. Thorell ’20 Joanie Connell and John Thornburgh Untiedt Family Kim Conant Danny Wolf ’21 Sheila and Alan Goldfarb Kathy Woods Laura E. White Jackie Y. R. Xiong ’17 Jing Gu and Victor Xiong Ashley Xu ’16 Kathy Zhao and Don Xu

Howard T. Melfi Lorrie Culver Tammy Nance Laura E. White Sullivan Nutt Alison and Stacey Nutt Mary Ann Pettit Marissa Bell Lisa Bennet Bob Pettit Jeffery Pettit Junior Togiaso

Mrs. Geraldine Schmidli Micki and David Mighdoll George Swink ’68 Anonymous James Ward Anonymous

IN ME M ORY OF Helen Bowen Nancy Willie Mr. Emmett W. B. Castle ’19 Sandra Lane David Cobb Anonymous Betty B. Edman Laura E. White Albert Einstein Francoise Derclaye and Xavier Dupret

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ALUM N I G I V I N G ALUM N I Maite Benito Agahnia ’85 v Susan Barrera and Hugo Barrera ’84 Peter Becker ’64 Brittany Boylan Branning ’93 Karen Brecka Borowick ’78 v Brandon Camp ’16 Julian Caravantes ’16 Penina Michlin Chiu ’96 Agnes Chu ’98 Lucy Smith Conroy ’90 x Bradley Couch ’16 LaNaadrian Easterling ’00 Elise Edman ’16 Cassidy Eiler ’16 Bruce Fayman ’77 x Allison Smith Fitzgerald ’03 Leyla Fikes ’00 Brennan Foster ’16 Kristina Cassidy Fox ’85 Hayden Gomes ’05 Rob Grasso ’89 x Michele Greene ’85 v Sebastian Guerra ’96 v Imdadul Haque ’16 Noah Heldman ’90 v Melanie Herbert ’16 Megan Higganbotham ’16 Dawn Enoch Holman ’89 Sherry Bahrambeygui-Hosey ’82 x Georgi Hughes ’13 Kevin Ings ’07 v Scott Ings ’06 v Karol Shekhter Jacobs ’98 Alyssa Jaffe ’16 Ryan Kawano ’16 Alex Khosla ’16 Randall Kras ’16 Rachel Kritzik ’16 Tom Kritzik ’80 Michael Lamkin ’16 Greg Landa ’87 Philip Lee ’16 Colin Lippman ’16 Savannah Magallon ’16 Jake Martel ’14 Jason D. Martel ’15 Lizzie Martel ’14 Arya Massarat ’16 Holly Denton McCloskey ’88 v Marco Mejia ’16

2016–2017 ALUMNI EVENTS ON C E A TO R R E Y, A LWAYS A TO R R E Y

Alumni Weekend: October 14–15, 2016 Homecoming: Friday, October 14 All Alumni Tailgate, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Community Hall Courtyard Varsity Kickoff vs. Francis Parker, 7 p.m. Decade Reunions: Classes of 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 Saturday, October 15, 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m. La Jolla Country Day School Community Hall Cheers to 5 Years Class of 2011 Reunion December 23, 2016, 5:30 p.m. Ballast Point Miramar Save the Date! Decade Reunions Classes of 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 Saturday, October 28, 2017

David Michelson ’86 v Andrea Leverant Minor ’01  v Tomas Miralles ’16 Amy Glass Mischler ’91 Elyce Morris ’94 Jonathan Nevin ’97 v Meredith Nevin ’00 v Peter Ogle ’71 x Rhys Osborne ’16 Svetlana Ovchinnikova ’16 Lucy Peritz ’15 Robert Plotkin ’87 Swetha Pola ’16 Izaiah Poutoa ’16 Maressa Ciccone Pyle ’01 x Amy Dinger Rohrbach ’97 v Jonathan Sammartino ’01 Sabina Schaffer ’16 Gabrielle Smotrich ’16 Trent Sokol ’16 Tracy Warren St. Amour ’88

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Matthew Sturtevant ’15 Jon Taylor ’82 x Ary Tohidi ’03 Anthony Torres ’11 Ryan Tran ’16 Jodi Feinstein Wallace ’88 x Ryan Watkins ’16 Cameron Wirtz ’16 Tim Yen ’16 Stephanie Riedler Young ’07 Katie Woods ’12 V Megan Woods ’12 V Lynn Wung ’87 Armando Yee ’08 Denise Yee ’06 v

indicates 5+ years of consecutive giving indicates 10+ years of consecutive giving

x


SPEC I A L I N I T I AT I V E

THE CLASS OF 2016 SENIOR GIFT Leaving a legacy at La Jolla Country Day School is the goal of every graduating class, and while many traditions are celebrated with our seniors—the ringing of the bell, the painting of the rock and the coveted “senior skip day”—the class of 2016, along with alumna Lucy Smith Conroy ’90, added another to the list. In the spring of 2016, members of the class of 2016 committed to making a contribution to LJCDS as both a gesture of their gratitude and a way to ensure that their alma mater is better for the students that will follow. This legacy gift is the first in a set of five annual gifts over the course of five years to be matched. Through Conroy’s inspiration and generosity, the class collectively made a record-breaking gift to the school. “When I left Country Day in 1990 after 13 years, I had no idea that I would be back. I returned to San Diego in 2004. By that point, the campus had changed substantially, and in the following years, it was further transformed. Now the amphitheater is the only place on campus that remains unchanged from my time here. Still, whenever I come back to LJCDS, it feels like I have come home.” 

—Lucy Smith Conroy ’90 in a letter to the class of 2016

STAY IN TOUCH, SHARE NEWS, STOP BY! Please be sure that we have your most up-to-date contact information. Contact Gillian Rose at grose@ljcds.org or 858.453.3440 x179.

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GIF TS W I T H R E STRICTED PUR P O SE S A RTS Anonymous Zhenping Zhang and Michael Atlass Lisa Kanetake and Charles Bergan Seetha Gangadharan and Pratap Chandran Cindy Liang and Michael Chen Carrie Dietsch Friends of Nazareth

Anu and Sunvir Gujral Kinsley & Associates, llc La Jolla Christmas Parade LJTC Parade Foundation Jen and Jeff Lyle Melinda and Artie Pajak Geesoo Javanmardi and Eric Reifschneider

Brenda and Scott Riedler Deborah Williams and Kanwalinder Singh Veena and Naveen Singh Myoung Jin Park and Sei Seung Yoon May Xie and Yee Zhang

Kena Galvan Abby and Richard Geyer Mia Babson-Goldklang and Robert Goldklang Denice Feldhaus and Susan Guinn Jean and Eric Henson KTR Family llc Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Kimberly and Ryan Meier Christine Mitchell

Susan Lacoff and Craig Roberts Shoreh Bagbeh-Rudolph and Scott Rudolph Ruth and John Schmid Sheraton La Jolla Hotel Judy Spoelstra Gema and Patrick Tobin Stephanie and John Wylie Carol Honda and Julio Zegarra

ATHLE T I C S Anonymous Absolute Solutions Arthur B. McBride, Sr. Family Foundation Linda and Jeff Church Liz and Dan Coden Lisa and Rod Coffman Albert deBerardinis Karen and Mike Dee Cathy and Jim Ellison

CHARLE S M OORE M E M O R I A L FU N D Anonymous Pam Patterson and David Comfort Beth and Bob Cross Jaquelin and Douglas Dutson

Valencia and Peter Hamman Jean Ah Lee Janet and Kevin Reaume Deborah and Bob Shaul

Robin Stewart Maria Elena and Chris Uyeda

COMM U N I T Y SE RV I C E Nancy Ishida and Jay Kawano

Amy and Bill Koman

FACU LT Y P ROF E SS I O N A L G R OW T H Anonymous Joanne Bradley Brittany Boylan Branning ’93 and Craig Branning Wendy and Ron Clemente Charlotte and Tim Garfield

Nicole Goedhart Julie and David Mindel Susie and Dutch Nordenger Joanna Peterkin and Frank Tufaro Marsha Poh Rodolfo Ramirez

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Alisa Ronis Kathie and Dave Rubenson Carolyn Ruszala Lisa Morikado and Scott Sanders Liz and David Sigal Felicia Tripoli


FINAN CI AL ASSI STA N C E Anonymous (4) Daniella Aviles Bank Card Depot Bashar Family Law Practice Joelle Biedenbach and Guillermo Blanca Corinne and Fred Brunn Sylvia and Scott Cartwright Indigo Dow Maureen and John Edman Meghan Edwards Leyla Fikes ’00 Cortney Golub Claudia Grasso and Rob Grasso ’89

Janet Owens-Grillo and Tony Grillo Liesl Hansen and Steven Spence Alex Khosla ’16 Martha and C.C. King Sandra Lane Lori Lindmark John Lofton Geell and Todd Mitchell Melody and Jonathan Mohseni Jane and Bob Needle Lilia and Fred O'Hara Nancy and Gary Peritz Lucy Peritz ’15

Glenda and Lon Poliner Gideon Rappaport Joe Rowling Jennifer Russell Diane and Lee Sawyer Deena and Fred Schlaffer Patricia Schneider Liz and David Sigal Tammy Thach Debbie Valentine Kathy and Mark Woods Rose Ann and George Wooldridge

LIBRA RY Warwick's

Bobbie Xuereb

SCHOLAR Anonymous (2) Andrea Boehme Margi Bingham

Ethel Kennedy Foundation Ashley Marlow Ethel Marran

Laura Marran Lisa Bicker Martin and Jeff Martin

SPECI AL I N I T I AT I V E S Anonymous

Sara Browne and Chris Richey

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DEVELOPME NT O FFICE We are proud to kick off the 2016–17 school year with a new development team led by Susie Nordenger. With her leadership and knowledge of LJCDS, the development team is committed to advancing the mission of La Jolla Country Day School through meaningful giving, alumni initiatives and community engagement. As we commemorate our 90th anniversary, we appreciate our school’s deep philanthropic roots and history of generosity. Together we will grow our legacy for the next 100 years.

MEET YOU R T E AM S U S A N N O R D E N G E R 

M I C H E L L E B E C K 

Assistant Head of School for Development

Community Engagement Manager

Embarking on her 30th year at Country Day, Susie joins the development team as the assistant head of school for development. After spending nearly 20 years cultivating the community service program, Susie is excited to work with parents, grandparents and alumni in securing the future of the school and cultivating a culture of philanthropy. Gratitude defines her life and experiences, and she finds there is no greater privilege than to stand side by side with community members as they realize their potential to make a difference in the life of this school and the surrounding community.

As community engagement manager, Michelle’s role is to oversee the grandparents program, student philanthropy course and Parents Association activities, including volunteer engagement and the cultivation and planning of signature events benefiting Country Day. Prior to joining LJCDS in 2014, she worked with the Miami Dolphins Community Relations and Foundation for six years.

LANCE YEAMAN

Director of Principal Gifts Husband and father with a passion for philanthropy, Lance joins the team with the mindset to build community among the generous donors of Country Day. Having served for 10 years in the San Diego philanthropy community, he looks forward to meeting you for a round of golf or a cup of coffee.

ALANA BIANCO CRUZ

Gifts Manager Alana joined the Country Day team in the summer of 2016, after working eight years in development services at the San Diego Zoo. During her time there she covered every area of gift management, as well as supporting membership. With her extensive experience, Alana will support the team by managing the gifts and database to enhance experience for donors and parents. EVE WEST

Annual Fund Manager G I L L I A N R O S E 

Alumni Relations Coordinator Focused on managing our alumni program, Gillian works to engage Torreys of all ages and keep them connected to Country Day. Prior to joining the team in 2015, she was part of the development department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Junior Achievement of San Diego County. Gillian is a graduate of The Village School, a PK–12 independent school in Texas and the University of San Francisco.

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Eve joined the LJCDS community first as a parent for the 2015–16 school year. She understands the important role of philanthropy in furthering the mission and growth of the school and is excited to join the development team in the 2016–17 school year. Eve comes to LJCDS with experience in schools and nonprofits and is an attorney who practiced law in Philadelphia.


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I’ve had the opportunity to pursue my dreams and do what I love. I’ve been to amazing places, met wonderful people, and have done things I would have never been able to do without the generosity of others. Thank you! LJCDS STUDENT CLASS OF 2018


REPORT ON GIVING DISCLAIMER

The Report on Giving recognizes gifts received in the fiscal year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Every effort has been made to avoid errors, misspellings and omissions. If, however, an error has been made, please accept our sincerest apology and notify the Development Office at development@ljcds.org so that we may correct our records. Thank you.

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