Fall 2020 | The Lamplighter School
2019-2020 | IMPACT REPORT
Fall 2020 | The Lamplighter School
Dedicated to igniting the potential of each child, Lamplighter engages children in the joy of learning through intellectual discovery in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative environment.
ART | DESIGN Ana Bohanan, Creative Director EDITORS Landy Fox, Communications Coordinator Nick Leggatt, Communications Editor CONTRIBUTORS Clayton Hollingsworth, Chief Advancement Officer Cindy Connolly, Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS Danny Fulgencio Larry Sengbush Photography Contact Us Send story ideas to Landy Fox firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for articles, photographs, and news for the Spring 2021 issue is February 1, 2021.
ON THE COVER LAMPLIGHTER FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS AND ALUMNI (clockwise from top): Clayton Hollingsworth, Gabriela Saldana Parkes, Shari Krage, Ilori Welch ’23, Win Beran ’25, Hollis Wrighton ’21, Liz Curlin, Jo Davenport; (middle L-R): Zara Yunus ’20, Terrence Cao ’20
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STATEMENT OF INCLUSION A community of varied voices will strengthen the education of Lamplighter students and enrich the lives of all of its members. Lamplighter will, therefore, strive for the lamps that we light to reflect the ever-changing community in which we reside. We value individuality and encourage all children to reach their potential, while respecting their similarities and differences. We are united in purpose and committed to working together to accomplish the mission of The Lamplighter School.
Faculty & Staff Stories
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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT The Lamplighter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic and other schooladministered programs, or the employment of staff.
At Lamplighter, it has long been part of our educational goal to widen students’ knowledge of both themselves and others.
Dear Members of the Lamplighter Community, On September 8, we opened the campus for in-person instruction, marking the 68th year since the opening of The Lamplighter School. The founders Natalie Murray and Sandy Swain were certainly smiling down from above as Lamplighter showed once again that the highest priorities are the health, safety, and education of children. Our students were central in every decision made related to re-opening school after many months of being forced to close due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. Pros and cons were discussed with urgency as we continued to learn new information about how to open school safely. We are forever grateful to our families for the trust and confidence placed in our team. The days are as joyful as ever, and students are happy to be back in school or learning virtually with their friends and teachers. Throughout the summer, preparation for the reopening of school evoked the 20-mile march concept referenced in Jim Collins’ seminal book on leadership, Great by Choice. Simply put, the concept states that to be successful in turbulent times, an enterprise must establish a single goal and pursue it with determination. And this was evident in the Lamplighter faculty’s preparations. Teachers worked under the premise that the only choice was to continue to provide an excellent education to our students. Faculty members took a leadership role in developing the hybrid and virtual learning models of instruction. The conversations were important, as every aspect of student development was considered. Their wisdom shone brightly as lessons were contemplated and plans were made. Hours were spent authoring the guides for virtual, hybrid, and in-person learners, ensuring that every detail was included. The staff worked tirelessly to prepare the building for students. The requisite amount of Personal Protective Equipment was ordered, checked, and double checked. Classrooms were modified to ensure proper distance between students while maintaining the integrity of instruction. Guidelines were developed and every manner of preparation was considered to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus. We could not have achieved the results of opening successfully without the support of members of the Board of Trustees. The leadership provided by Board Chair Doug MacMahon and the entire Board gave us the checks and balances needed for success. The Lamplighter Parents’ Association leadership worked hand-in-hand with the staff. Thank you to every member of the Lamplighter community.
Now that we are firmly anchored and our students are experiencing the very best education for the youngest learners, we turn our attention back to fulfilling tenets of the Strategic Plan. This issue of the LampPost highlights the schoolwide initiative from the Strategic Plan regarding diversity and inclusion. Three years ago, seven members of the faculty and staff were trained in the SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Program. The program was initiated on the campus of Wellesley College by professor and researcher Peggy McIntosh and her colleague, Emily Styles. During their many research studies MacIntosh and Styles discovered that to ensure student success and preparation for the future, the curriculum must function as both window and mirror. At Lamplighter, it has long been part of our educational goal to widen students’ knowledge of both themselves and others. According to Styles, “a strong curriculum mirrors the students’ experience back to them.” When students see a mirror, it is a reflection of their own values and experiences. This is validating and allows them to feel confident as teachers provide scaffolding to new knowledge. The windows within a curriculum represent fresh and new understanding. Since its founding, Lamplighter has offered students with both windows and mirrors in their education. Over the past several years, the entire faculty has been involved in learning new ways to incorporate multiple perspectives into the teaching practice. While there are some absolutes, it stretches our students’ minds to take the perspective of another and to see a topic through both windows and mirrors. These are exciting times and we learn more each year. Last month the faculty offered a book conversation pinned under the title, “Fireside Chats.” We discussed two books, Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People and Other Words for Home. The virtual book club gave parents and teachers an opportunity to engage in rich conversations as we learn from and with each other always to benefit our students. In January we will announce the book title for the spring Fireside Chat. We invite you to join us! We wish each family a healthy and safe holiday season. Sincerely,
Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill Catherine M. Rose Head of School
Dear Lamplighter Community, Thank you! Thank you for the Lamplighter Spirit that every member of our community has shown as we returned to campus this school year to continue the Lamplighter mission. Thank you to our parents and students. Thank you for trusting Lamplighter. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust our operations to the everchanging circumstances of today’s world. Thank you to our amazing faculty and staff. Thank you for the long hours you have put in, and the flexibility and professionalism you have demonstrated so that we can educate our students and operate our school. It’s hard work and you are crushing it! Thank you to our grandparents, alumni, and alumni parents for your support of Lamplighter. The strength of our community is the shared connection we all hold dear and the feeling we all know, but can’t fully describe. If ever we needed an event to demonstrate the importance of early childhood education, this has been it. We simply cannot put the education of our students on hold. Our children’s education must proceed, and Lamplighter is making it happen, through both virtual and in-person learning, each and every day. It takes every member of our community to do it. We all see it. We all know it. Thank you – each and every one. In the midst of a school year like no other in our history, I find myself more grateful than ever before in my nine years as a Lamplighter parent, each morning that I enter the carpool line. Every day is a win. Of course, we all know and long for the things that are missing this year – the Hootenannies, the Carnival, the Halloween Parade, and so many others. In any community with such strong traditions, we cannot deny the impact that these changes have on our collective morale. Yet, in spite of what’s missing, Lamplighter Spirit persists. You can see it in the student’s faces. The magic is there – Lamplighter Layers, senior jackets, Flash broadcasts, pioneers, pansy planting, turkey visits, and Spirit Days. Our students are learning! Lamplighter Spirit is the reason we do not just survive, but thrive in whatever environment the world presents. We can do this because of the solid foundation that our school has built over its 68 years as well as the strong positioning of our school by Dr. Hill and her amazing leadership team. We came into this pandemic from a position of strength – fully enrolled, fully staffed, and firing on all cylinders with a rock star faculty and parents and students fully committed to the Lamplighter mission. The investments Lamplighter has made in professional development and our never-ending focus on improving our curriculum are paying dividends when we need them the most. It’s the actions we take when times are calm that give us the ability to weather the storm and our leadership team, faculty, and staff deserve our admiration for their foresight. We will face many challenges this year, but we can all take comfort in the strength of our community to endure. Someday, hopefully sooner rather than later, the wells will open, Pizza Fridays will return, and we will all gather to sing “Lamplighter Spirit” together once again. I am looking forward to it. We all are. In Lamplighter Spirit,
ONBOARD 2020-2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES & LIFE TRUSTEES OFFICERS Doug MacMahon, Chair Flauren Fagadau Bender ’90, Vice Chair Margaret Johansen Hirsch ’89, Secretary Bobby Sussman, Treasurer TRUSTEES John Ansbach Kelvin Baggett, M.D. David Beran Sarah Schoellkopf Bloom ’77 Allison Bovard Steven Clark, M.D. ’88 Mandy Dake Joe Eastin Jenney Gillikin Meg Graves John Grimes Linda Hodgson Morgan Kennedy Bob Krakow Jonathan L. Lamensdorf Hamilton Lee Eric V. Lombardi ’73 Bill Payne Gowri Sharma Margaret Flanagan Solomon ’77 Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 Pamela Wills-Ward Andy Yung LIFE TRUSTEES Stuart Bumpas Mary McDermott Cook David Corrigan ’68 Mike Dodge Neil Foote Judy Gass Charles Ginsburg, M.D. Rolf R. Haberecht Marietta Johnson Jack Klein Carol Levy David Miller Jennifer Mosle Barbara Nichols Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 Margaret Jonsson Rogers Catherine M. Rose Barney Young
Doug MacMahon Board Chair LAMPPOST
NEW TRUSTEES ON BOARD
Eric Lombardi ’73
Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75
Morgan E. Kennedy is Managing Director and Private Client Advisor at Bank of America Private Bank. Prior to joining Bank of America in 2002, she worked at a competitor firm in the Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions divisions. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a minor in Spanish. Morgan is the Immediate Past Board Chair of Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas. She has served the last three years as a member of Lamplighter’s Board Finance and Audit Committees. Morgan and her husband, Scott, have four children: Rebecca Kennedy, a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin; Rachel Kennedy, Ursuline Academy class of 2020; recent Lamplighter alumnus, Dillon Kennedy ’20; and second grader, Axel Kennedy ’22.
Jonathan Lamensdorf is currently a Managing Partner at Sagefield Capital. Prior to Sagefield, he spent 10 years as a Managing Director/ Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital. Jonathan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. Jonathan served as a member of the Lamplighter Board Investment Committee for three years before joining the Board of Trustees in May 2020. He and his wife, Sarah, have one child, Sykes Lamensdorf ’20, who recently graduated from Lamplighter.
A Dallas native and graduate of The Lamplighter School, Eric V. Lombardi ’73 has served as Head of School for Fort Worth Country Day School since 2015. He graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in history. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Duke University and a Master in Education from Columbia University, where he participated in the Klingenstein Program in Private School Leadership. His decades-long tenure as an independent school teacher, coach, counselor, leader, and administrator earns immense respect from peers, parents, and students all across the metroplex. He is a 2017 recipient of the Lamplighter Spirit Award and a graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas. Lombardi is married to Debra and has two adult children, Christopher Lombardi of Los Angeles, California, and Jennifer Lombardi who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.
One of Dallas’ own, Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 is no stranger to area independent school board governance and management. Lamplighter welcomes her for her first term to its Board of Trustees as of May 2020. Michelle holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. In addition to the Lamplighter Board of Trustees, she currently serves on the committee for the St. Michael’s Farmers Market and volunteers for the St. Philip’s Food Pantry and for the Jubilee Park and Community Center. Her vast professional experience includes economic research and consultancy work, presently through Ruhter & Reynolds, Inc. Dedicated to a lifetime of service, Michelle has faithfully given in countless ways to The Hockaday School for more than four decades. She was recently awarded the prestigious Hockaday Medal for 2020. Michelle and her husband, Stewart, are the parents of five Lamplighter alumni: Connor Thomas ’03, Maggie Thomas ’05, Electra Thomas ’08, and twins Frank Thomas ’09, and Hyer Thomas ’09.
LIFE TRUSTEE Catherine M. Rose
The Lamplighter School Board of Trustees recently named Catherine M. Rose as a Life Trustee. This appointment is based on her superlative longterm loyalty, service, devotion, and milestone contributions to the School. This recognition comes two years after the Board of Trustees passed a resolution to name the Head of School position in her honor as a means to distinguish her extraordinary work on behalf of Lamplighter. Catherine served on the Lamplighter Board of Trustees for ten years and held many leadership roles throughout her tenure, including Board Chair from 2014-2016 and Board Vice Chair from 2012-2014. She also served as Strategic Initiatives Chair, leading a committee to develop the 2012 – 2017 Strategic Plan: Lighting our Path, and later served on the Strategic Planning Committee to develop the 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan: Enhancing, Strengthening, and Illuminating the Lamplighter Experience. During her service to the Board of Trustees, Catherine also chaired the Construction Committee for the most recent campus improvement projects, encompassing the Eastin Family Innovation Lab and new LPA Barn, as part of the Igniting Young Minds for a Lifetime of Learning campaign. Catherine is married to former Lamplighter student William E. Rose ’77 and is the parent of three Lamplighter alumni: Alex Rose ’10, Charlie Rose ’12, and Jack Rose ’13. As a Lamplighter parent, she was active within the Lamplighter Parents’ Association (LPA) and held several positions on the LPA Board including Community Outreach Chair, Grade Level Coordinator, Staff Appreciation Chair, and Special Lunch Chair. During the 2018-2019 school year, Catherine was honored with the Lamplighter Spirit Award, presented by the School’s Alumni Association. The Spirit Award is awarded to an individual or group who exemplifies the qualities of a lifelong learner, is dedicated to supporting the mission of the School, and has made a lasting impact on generations of Lamplighter students. During the 2019 Spirit Award Luncheon, Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill, Catherine M. Rose Head of School, remarked, “Catherine Rose truly exemplifies Lamplighter spirit. She possesses the unique ability to see what is possible with endless optimism. It takes someone with a creative perspective to reach beyond what is comfortable and stretch. This is the way that she lives her life, and she encourages that spirit in others as well.” Catherine has devoted countless hours working on behalf of Lamplighter as a parent, alumni parent, and trustee of the School. We are thrilled to recognize her long-term service and commitment to Lamplighter by naming her a Life Trustee.
LAMPLIGHTER LEADERSHIP David Guedry, the 20202021 LPA President, his wife, Susan (“Susie”) Hartman, and Jack Guedry ’23, their Lamplighter second grader, are thrilled to be in the midst of their sixth year at The Lamplighter School. The. Best. School. Ever. David spent his formative years in New Orleans David Guedry and Las Vegas (which, 2020-2021 LPA President as David notes, likely explains so much) before graduating from law school in San Diego and moving to Dallas. He has spent more wonderful years than he cares to admit in private legal practice doing corporate work for his clients in various industries and in far-flung parts of the world. David’s introduction to the Lamplighter Parents’ Association (LPA) was as a Pizza Friday delivery dad. It was during those many Friday afternoons, as well as his continued involvement with the organization, that he gained an appreciation for the mission of the LPA. He noted the unwavering commitment that the many parents (and grandparents) that are the backbone of LPA have to seeing this school we love become the best it can be. He’s had the privilege of partnering with the hard-working, creative, and caring Lamplighter faculty and staff. And, he continues to develop joyful relationships and laughs – a lot. Simply put, he’s grateful for this opportunity he’s been provided and enthusiastically invites each of you to jump into the LPA with both feet. Matt Miller ’88 has served on the Lamplighter Alumni Council since 2016. After graduating from Lamplighter, he attended Greenhill School and then Cornell University. In 2004 he graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and pursued an internship, Matt Miller ’88 residency, and Master’s 2020-2021 Alumni Association President degree at Colorado State University, and became board certified in small animal internal medicine. After a fellowship at CSU he moved back to Dallas to start a family with his wife, Amy, and joined the Animal Diagnostic Clinic where he is a small animal internal medicine specialist. Matt has also recently served on the Greenhill School Alumni Board. Matt and Amy have two children, Lamplighter alumnus Hayden Miller ’20 and current third grade student Evelyn Miller ’22.
RETIRING TRUSTEES Lamplighter is deeply grateful to all our Trustees who give their time and talents to lead our School. Each of the following Trustees concluded their service on May 31, 2020 after years of hard work and dedication to Lamplighter. The School is honored by their service and dedication.
Liza brought more than 45 years of experience in independent schools to her service as a Lamplighter Trustee. Most recently, she served as Interim Eugene McDermott Head of School at The Hockaday School, where she also served as Headmistress from 1990-2004. Prior to her interim headship at Hockaday, Liza served as Head of School at Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio from 2009-2014. She also served as Interim Head of School at Trinity Episcopal School in Austin, Texas and at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina. Liza’s Board Committee service for Lamplighter included work on the Governance and Advancement Committees. Catherine M. Rose Head of School Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill explains Liza Lee’s passion for service in this way: “Liza believes in the power of educating the youngest learners and has been an advocate for The Lamplighter School for many years. Her service on our committees has been extremely important in our work. As a result of her involvement, the School is stronger and more focused on areas that are often unseen but are nevertheless critical to its success. Her sense of humor, intellect and willingness to be involved are her greatest attributes.” Liza graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Holyoke College and earned a master’s degree in English from Columbia University. She and her husband, Dr. William Lee, have three grown children, sons Matthew Lee and Ted Lee, and daughter Caroline Lee.
Jed Morse ’82
Jed Morse ’82 is Chief Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center where he has organized, overseen, or assisted with numerous exhibitions since 2002. In addition to his duties at the Nasher, he has contributed to several exhibition projects and has lectured widely on a variety of topics. Jed brought his knowledge of art and architecture to the Architectural Search Committee that brought Marlon Blackwell to Lamplighter for the Eastin Family Innovation Lab and LPA Barn. Jed has also served as a speaker as part of the annual Alumni Days, held each February. He served on the Advancement Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee for the 2018 Strategic Plan: Enhancing, Strengthening, and Illuminating the Lamplighter Experience. Robert Krakow, who served on the Board of Trustees with Jed, describes Jed as “an outstanding Board member and a highly valued member of the Governance Committee, among many other things. Jed’s unfailingly thoughtful and insightful comments have been critical to the work of the Governance Committee on matters ranging from the identification of potential new Board members to the review of Board policies and procedures. Jed will be very much missed.” Jed attended Lamplighter for five years and went on to graduate from St. Mark’s School of Texas. Jed received a bachelor’s degree with honors in art history from Middlebury College and a master’s in Modern Art History from The University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife, 2019-2020 LPA President Dr. Margaret Morse, have two children, Sam Morse ’19, now a sixth grader at St. Mark’s School of Texas, and third-grader Meg Morse ’22. 8
Kristin joined the Board of Trustees in May of 2014. Prior to joining the Board, she served as a member of the Advancement Committee from 2011 to 2014, co-chaired the Lamplighter Annual Fund for three years, and served on various LPA committees. On the Board of Trustees, she served as Chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee for two years and as a member of the Finance, Advancement, Governance, and Executive Committees. She gave valuable input on the Construction Committee for the Eastin Family Innovation Lab and new LPA Barn and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the 2018 Strategic Plan: Enhancing, Strengthening, and Illuminating the Lamplighter Experience. Kristin also served on the Igniting Young Minds for a Lifetime of Learning Campaign Committee. Lamplighter Chief Operating Officer Marynell Murphy recalls that during Kristin’s tenure, “she gave continual support and advice that proved to be so rewarding to me and beneficial to the School. Lamplighter was fortunate to have her serve on the Board and in this position as the first woman Chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee.” Kristin received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Kristin and her husband, Ricky, are the parents of three Lamplighter alumni: Gabriella Rees ’14, Alex Rees ’16, and Sofia Rees ’19.
Jean-Louis was born and raised in Nantes, France. He joined the Lamplighter Board of Trustees as an alumni parent in 2014. He was Chair of the Audit Committee, and also served on the Executive and Finance Committees. He recently co-founded Glendora Ventures, which provides advisory services on non-organic growth (acquisitions, partnerships, venture investments). Prior to Glendora Ventures, he worked for Texas Instruments, most recently as Vice President, Head of Corporate Development and Corporate Venturing. Former Trustee and 2020 Lamplighter Spirit Award winner Alex Sharma notes that Jean-Louis “brought a world of experience and knowledge to the Lamplighter Board of Trustees. His professional experience in STEM, venture capital, and finance were put to great use on the Board’s Audit and Finance Committees. He always brought a great attitude and a very sharp sense of humor to his work on our Board.” Jean-Louis graduated from the EM Lyon (France) and holds a Master of Business Administration from Booth School at The University of Chicago. He is the proud father of Claire Trochu ’12, a recent graduate of The Hockaday School and now a first-year student at Mount Holyoke College, and of Jack Trochu ’14, currently a junior at The Winston School.
OPENING OF THE 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR
IT SEEMS ODD TO IMAGINE IT NOW, BUT LESS THAN ONE YEAR AGO,
Lamplighter faculty and staff were discussing the possibility of an unprecedented two-week closure that might follow the scheduled Spring Break in case COVID-19 cases continued to go up. Little did anyone suspect that the School would remain closed not two more weeks, but for the rest of the school year. Administration, teachers, parents, and students all had to quickly adapt to a way of teaching that none of them had previously imagined. Thanks to some creative problemsolving by the technology team, classes started up again via Zoom, mostly through the posting of assignments, which were completed and uploaded by students to receive comments. As it became clear that in-person classes would not resume that year, both parents and teachers offered input on improving this virtual system. Zoom classes began to more closely resemble virtual learning as we imagine it today, with live video check-ins and group meetings. Over the summer of 2020, Lamplighter proactively formed the Virtual Learning Committee, led by Fourth Grade Teacher Jody Stout and First Grade Teacher Jessica Varela. The extended committee encompassed faculty members from both Early Childhood and Lower School divisions, including Amy Brown ’78, Sarah Burdick, Olivia Claiborn, Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94, Lakeshia Peters, Nafisa Rahman, Bianca Reyna, and Shayna Starr. This committee brainstormed ways to improve the virtual learning experience for all members of the Lamplighter community. They drafted goals and expectations for virtual learning, and designed the most effective way to meet those goals. The culmination of all this hard work was a pair of comprehensive Hybrid Learning Guides, one for faculty and one for parents. The Faculty Guide outlined the mission and goals of learning, provided faculty with a path to prepare 10
“ THE LAMPLIGHTER SCHOOL
CONTINUES TO UNLOCK THE IMAGINATION AND POTENTIAL OF EACH CHILD — EVEN WHEN LEARNING AT HOME.” – Mrs. Adrienne Russell, Pre-K Parent
for virtual learning to begin, listed valuable technological resources, provided a set schedule of assignments, noted the importance of inclusion and diversity in virtual learning, and reminded teachers to manage time wisely and allow time for self-care. The Parent Guide provided the mission and goals of virtual learning, advised parents on how to prepare for virtual learning (setting up materials and workspace, for example), emphasized time management, offered effective strategies to maintain communication with teachers, and reminded parents that time for health and self-care are essential as well. The Guides were enormously helpful for the opening of the 20202021 school year, since all Dallas students were mandated by the Dallas County order issued on July 16, 2020, to stay at home and learn virtually at least until September 8. Meanwhile, preparations were made to open the campus for in-person learning once the stay-at-home order for students had lapsed. An important part of this preparation came in the form of additional staffing. Lamplighter hired Susan Regan Donnenfield, a dedicated full-time COVID-19 School Nurse for the entire year, as well as two full-time day porters to conduct a daily on-campus cleaning in addition to the usual
AUGUST 26 | FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
457 STUDENTS | 100% VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER 8 NOVEMBER 1 FIRST DAY ON CAMPUS
79% ON-CAMPUS LEARNING 89% ON-CAMPUS LEARNING 21% HYBRID LEARNING 1 1 % HYBRID LEARNING nightly cleaning of the School’s rooms. Out of precaution, class sizes in Early Childhood were reduced to a maximum of nine students in Pre-K and Kindergarten. The Lamplighter Communications team produced a Health and Safety video to educate the community about safety measures taken over the summer, including: infrared cameras at the front door and both carpool entrances to measure temperatures of everyone entering the building; online daily wellness checks; sneeze guards at classroom tables; a dedicated COVID-19 isolation area separate from the existing nurse’s station; stateof-the-art Aerus filtrations system in the building provided by Lamplighter parent Joe Urso; and much more. The question of how best to discourage the spread of the virus once on-campus learning began was discussed at great length by many in the Lamplighter community. Faculty and staff wear masks through the day, keep a six-foot distance from one another wherever possible, and of course model effective and frequent hand-washing. Meetings that would have been held in the Klyde Warren Auditorium are now held via Zoom or cancelled altogether. After much discussion, it was decided that all students would also wear masks throughout the day, learn outside whenever possible, and take recess in small “cohorts.” Lamplighter has been extremely fortunate to have very few positive COVID-19 cases in its community. So far, all faculty members and students who tested positive showed few if any symptoms and recovered very quickly, returning to campus once the quarantine period was over. Of course, this unprecedented time has required the rescheduling or even reimagining of many Lamplighter traditions. While no one in the Lamplighter community is happy to see such heart-warming traditions such as the Halloween Parade vanish from the calendar, keeping our faculty, staff, families, and most of all students safe is our highest priority.
Keeping that goal in mind, the Halloween Parade & Picnic was replaced with a Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch, in which all students visited a pumpkin patch in costume. Milk & Cookies, traditionally held in the spring, was rescheduled for this September and took place in smaller groups on the Lamplighter playground. The Senior Luncheon was reformatted to the Senior Jacket and Pin Ceremony and was held outside in a more socially-distanced manner than in previous years. And the Admission previews for prospective families have been reimagined, now as small-group, outdooronly events, plus an online tour of the building. Lamplighter is one of the only schools in the area to offer such access to prospective families at this time. Zoom and virtual meetings have, of course, been a vital tool in reimagining some events. Parent-teacher conferences are not face-to-face this year, but are held virtually. The Dolores Evans Speaker Series hosted its first-ever Zoom webinar rather than inviting the wider community to hear a talk presented on the Lamplighter campus. The Parent Perks parent education series, offering presentations from experts on raising children, have also become Zoom meetings. And the Erik Jonsson Media Center Open House has been reimagined as an online book fair in partnership with Interabang Books, a local Dallas bookstore, in which parents shop for books online. Through all these changes, Lamplighter is committed to promoting academic excellence and instilling the joy of learning. At this time, perhaps more than ever, a childlike sense of wonder is needed, so that students can enter this new world with the tools of collaboration and compassion that can get them through all the unforeseen challenges that may lay ahead.
REFLECTIONS ON SEED WINDOWS + MIRRORS
WHAT IS SEED?
LAMPLIGHTER FACULTY AND STAFF TRAINING
A metaphor that SEED promoted from the earliest days was that of seeing the curriculum as both “window and mirror.” The window represents the student looking at the curriculum as an observer. The student may not identify with the events, people, or places in the lesson, but observes, records, and learns. Older students may apply what they learn to their own experience, but the lesson remains external. The mirror represents the student looking at the curriculum and seeing a familiar face. The events, people, places, and traditions are known to, and even shared by, the student. The student is more apt to take ownership of this lesson and understand its meaning.
Assistant Librarian Jordan Palefsky has been an enthusiastic supporter of the SEED program at Lamplighter, using a variety of books and materials not only for her own lessons, but to support teachers of all grades to use in every sort of lesson. “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work is of the utmost importance because it is relevant to everyone in who we are
SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) seminars are held throughout America and in English-speaking schools over the globe. To date, SEED has engaged over 30,000 teachers and encouraged them to examine their curriculum in terms of inclusivity and representation. But what is SEED? The first seeds of what would become SEED were planted in the mid-1980s at Wellesley College, in the form of seminars meant to examine and expand the curriculum to include more viewpoints. Dr. Peggy McIntosh, who led these seminars, noted that teachers could maintain the group dynamic on their own in an inclusive and shared way, without the need for external direction. From these findings, she founded SEED in 1987 as a way to balance “scholarship on the shelves” with “scholarship in the selves.” Teachers were encouraged to examine both their curriculum and their own feelings on inclusivity.
In 2018, Catherine M. Rose Head of School Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill, along with several teachers and administrators, attended SEED seminars at various locations around the country in order to bring SEED seminars to Lamplighter. Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood Judith Mullens traveled to a small town near Boston. She calls the experience “profound” and “a life-changing experience.” Examining not just a school’s curriculum but one’s own attitudes and assumptions can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience. “We all like to think that we’re good people and most of us would like to think that we don’t have bias in our lives,” Mullens says, “but through training I was able to see more clearly the work I had to do on myself. The training wasn’t so much about other people as it was training yourself. You had to commit to continuing the work of using what you learned to help others and improve diversity in the curriculum.” But, she adds, “that’s an easy thing to commit to. Who doesn’t want to explore these topics? We are all on a continuum of self-explorations and hopefully each one of us will move forward. The goal is to bring people along to the next step they’re ready to embrace . . . It’s a humbling process.”
inclusive in the books they used. The Early Childhood teachers applied the same principles to the toys they had in their classroom to see if they reflected diversity and provided an inclusive experience for the children. Some Early Childhood faculty also brought the name sharing exercise into their classrooms, asking students to tell the stories of their own names. This experience sharing their name stories “was more powerful than I had originally believed it would be,” said Judith Mullens. The telling of name stories in the classroom served as “a way to teach children to be respectful by pronouncing names correctly.”
as people and how we move about the world,” she notes. “DEI work has always been a passion of mine, so I am thankful that I get to incorporate it professionally at Lamplighter.” The Lamplighter School has always stressed, in addition to rigorous academic standards, the importance of fostering community, compassion, and connections with others. “The best way to do that,” Palefsky believes, “is for people to feel ‘seen.’” This is where the metaphorical mirror of the curriculum plays a role: when children see themselves, and feel seen by others, they feel more comfortable with seeing the window (the representation of dissimilar cultures in the curriculum) and more apt to reach out to build relationships.
APPLICATION IN THE CURRICULUM
During the 2019-2020 school year, Lamplighter hosted several SEED Community Meetings in which the individuals who attended trainings showed the rest of the Lamplighter faculty and staff what they learned. The faculty went through many of the training sessions themselves, doing such exercises as taking the time to listen to others in silence (which many found to be an awkward but rewarding experience!), sharing the history behind their names, and exploring a variety of “categories” to describe themselves. The SEED Committee also met several times by itself to discuss implementing SEED practices in the Lamplighter curriculum. Former Third Grade Teacher and current Admission Coordinator Becky Walker led one meeting in which teachers examined the sorts of books they had in their classrooms. As a result of this meeting, many faculty members determined to be more
As Thanksgiving approached, Jordan Palefsky gathered books that focus on a broader way of reflecting on gratitude in addition to the American traditional celebration of the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving feast. Children looked for ways to express the importance of nature and family in their lives. “I try to focus on the importance of what Thanksgiving and this time might mean in a deeper and more generic sense,” Palefsky says. “This might be talking about families and traditions so it is more personal, or even reading books by Indigenous authors, even if it does not relate explicitly to Thanksgiving, which provides windows and mirrors for the class. Overall, the holiday originated from lessons from the Indigenous peoples, so I try to modernize that in an age appropriate way.”
LAMPLIGHTER JEDI TEAM As the SEED committee grew at Lamplighter, its mission and makeup shifted. The organizing committee grew by several members over two years, and the Lamplighter SEED team expanded outreach to Lamplighter families, hosting book talks centered on topics of bias and systemic injustice. In response to the incorporation of social justice resources, beyond the National SEED project, and the growing interest of more Lamplighter educators and administrators to lead efforts, the leadership group has been renamed the JEDI committee to reflect goals for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
THE LAMPLIGHTER JEDI WAY
The JEDI committee supports The Lamplighters School’s mission and statement of inclusion by: | Offering faculty and staff educational experiences and resources designed to expand awareness of unintended bias, as well as shine light on the unacknowledged challenges of minority groups and people of color in our community and beyond. | Providing teachers with broader perspectives on the unique experiences of students and colleagues who share space and experience as a minority. | Providing teachers with resources and strategies for creating classrooms and curriculum that reflect the value of each student’s race, cultural, and abilities. | Providing the Lamplighter community with the tools and support for uncomfortable, but necessary, conversations around justice and equity.
LAMPLIGHTER JEDI TEAM L-R:
Leslie Bledsoe, Liz Curlin*, Jo Davenport*, Caroline Finnegan, Clayton Hollingsworth, Joan Buchanan Hill*, Shari Krage, Judith Mullens*, Anita Orozco*, Jordan Palefsky, Gabriela Saldana Parkes, Lakeshia Peters*, Nafisa Rahman, Stephen Scott, Jody Stout* *Denotes founding member of Lamplighter’s SEED Committee
On February 7, 2020 at Good Shepherd Episcopal School, four faculty members — Assistant Librarian Jordan Palefsky, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator Shari Krage, Second Grade Teacher Gabriela Saldana Parkes, and Fourth Grade Teacher Jo Davenport — attended the LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) conference to talk about SEED. In their presentation, the Lamplighter educators talked about the importance of identity and representation through the language of windows, mirrors, and the additional concept of sliding doors (which represent experiences, not just visual representations or lessons). Diverse representation is vital in fostering a culturally competent community of learners, and the Lamplighter representatives spoke about how Lamplighter’s SEED initiative is helping to foster this more than ever before. 14
L-R: Shari Krage, Jordan Palefsky, Gabriela SaldanaParkes, and Jo Davenport at the LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) conference
APPLICATION IN EVENTS
Of course, engaging in and presenting a wide variety of diverse cultures and viewpoints is nothing new to Lamplighter. For many years, the School has hosted visits from artistic troupes such as the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company from Mexico City, and African drum circles. The LPA Cultural Awareness Committee has helped bring a variety of cultural events to Lamplighter, including parent-led Diwali activities, International Night, Lunar New Year celebrations, and Hispanic Heritage Month activities such as DĂa de los Muertos celebrations.
Since incorporating SEED into the curriculum and philosophy of the School, Lamplighter has striven to make inclusion even more of a priority. From reaching out to diverse speakers for the the Dooley Author Series to recognizing a wide array of cultural holidays over the school year, Lamplighter is committed to having students see both the mirror and the window.
One major result of SEED training was the implementation of SEED Book Talks, also known as Fireside Chats. These talks offer the Lamplighter community the opportunity to discuss ideas about diversity and inclusion. The first Fireside Chats took place in November of 2019 and featured Whistling Vivaldi, by Claude Steele and Dare to Lead, by BrenĂŠ Brown. Members of the community gathered near the cozy, on-campus fireplaces and participated in meaningful discussions about ideas posed in the books. The latest Fireside Chats took place virtually and featured Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony Greenwald, and Other Words for Home, by Jasmine Warga. Lamplighter plans to continue the Fireside Chats programming, offering more opportunities for discussion within our community.
NEW FACULTY + STAFF
The Lamplighter School welcomed nine new faculty and staff members to our team of dedicated professionals. Learn more about our new faces on campus.
Deb Briehan | Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Briehan is coming back to teaching after raising her three amazing children. She spent the last eight years as health and wellness coach. As much as she loves fitness, her true passion is stimulating curiosity, creativity and an eagerness to learn with children. Her hobbies include running, teaching group fitness and gardening. What was your first job? I was a lifeguard.
Carolina Cadena | Early Childhood Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Cadena has been teaching for more than 20 years. She has worked for private schools in Ecuador, South America, and here in the US. Sharing the Spanish language and culture with her students is one of her passions. She likes to solve puzzles and read historical fiction with her two daughters. However, what she enjoys the most, besides teaching, is traveling with her family. What is your favorite book? My favorite book in Spanish is Paula by Isabel Allende. One of my favorite books in English is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. I really enjoy historical fiction.
Carol Justice | Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Justice received her undergraduate degree in Marketing from Baylor University but quickly realized her passion is education. Carol recently graduated from Texas State University with a Masters in Elementary Education. In her free time she enjoys going for walks, reading, and cheering on her Baylor Bears. What’s your favorite book? The Chronicles of Narnia. Why did you choose Lamplighter? I chose Lamplighter because of the School’s’ commitment to putting students first.
Jake Peden | Kindergarten Teacher
Mr. Peden uses every opportunity to learn, teach, and grow. Growing up with a mother in special education, he spent lots of time surrounded by educators and volunteered time in special education programs. He has spent time with children of all ages and loves working on social and emotional growth in his students. He played college lacrosse at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continues to coach in youth programs. He also loves to watch films and listen to music. What’s your favorite thing about Lamplighter? I love being part of a school with such a tight-knit community and that has such a long history of excellence and innovation.
Susan Regan Donnenfield | School Nurse
Nurse Susan joins Lamplighter as our dedicated COVID-19 nurse. She is a runner, swimmer, and an American Heart Association certified CPR instructor. Nurse Susan has been a docent at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and a first grade teacher. She has three wonderful children. What is your favorite book? Cutting For Stone, by Abraham Verghese. It’s a novel written by a doctor. Why did you choose Lamplighter? I chose Lamplighter for its reputation as a warm, nurturing environment.
FACULTY&STAFFSTORIES Katherine Roberts | Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Roberts joins Lamplighter after three years with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. During her time at the Museum, she discovered a true joy and love for teaching young students and guiding them to find their inner curiosity. She is thrilled to be at Lamplighter! In her free time, you can find Mrs. Roberts walking her dog, Maggie, spending time with her husband, Chris, or studying the weather waiting for the next thunderstorm! What was your first job? My first job was as a swim instructor and lifeguard. I continued teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams through my college years!
Stephen Scott | Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning - Lower School
Mr. Scott is joining The Lamplighter School in his 21st year in education. Originally an Account Executive with an advertising agency, Mr. Scott felt the call to education through strong family ties to the profession. He is joining Lamplighter from The Awty International School in Houston Texas, where he served as Deputy Head of Lower School and Curriculum Coordinator of the International Program. Mr. Scott helped oversee the addition of a Spanish Language Track, the harmonization of the curriculum and social emotional programming within the Lower School, and served on the Steering Committee for the School’s ISAS re-accreditation. As a classroom teacher, Mr. Scott spent time teaching at the Lower, Middle, and Upper School levels at both public and independent schools, in both the United States and abroad. His philosophy and approach to education is very much rooted in the need to develop well-rounded students through character development, strong academic skills, and cultural awareness, all while providing an environment that supports the social and emotional needs and development of the student. His highlight of being an administrator is getting to partner with teachers and parents while still working closely with students. Mr. Scott enjoys traveling and has visited (or lived in) 15 different countries. When he’s not traveling, he enjoys watching movies, baseball, reading, swimming, and running. He and his wife have been married for 14 years and have a 12-year-old dog named Julie and a goldfish named Superfish. What was your first job? Student supervisor at my school’s after-school program my freshman year of high school. What’s your favorite thing about Lamplighter? The supportive community. Why did you choose Lamplighter? The School very much aligns with my approach to education.
Rachel Stefano | Third Grade Math Teacher
Ms. Stefano moved to Texas in July of 2019 after growing up in New Jersey. She knew from the time that she was a young girl that she wanted to be a teacher and never considered any other career path. While attending American University she competed as a Division I student-athlete on the field hockey team. When she is not at school you can find her playing field hockey for fun, reading a book, or walking her two dogs. What is your favorite book? The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Why did you choose Lamplighter? I chose Lamplighter for its dedication to academic excellence while also instilling a joy for learning in students. In my classroom, I love having students work in groups to solve problems and to create an inclusive community.
Margy Stewart | Transitional First Grade Assistant
Ms. Stewart is originally from San Antonio, Texas and has always been drawn to the world of teaching. Because of her own schooling experiences, she understands the importance of a strong school community for children. In her free time, Margy enjoys being outside, baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. What was your first job? My very first job (in high school) was an art teacher at Walden Pond, a small and unique children’s art school in San Antonio, Texas!
VIRTUAL FOREVER LEARNERS Lamplighter faculty members continue to embody the concept of forever learners, modeling a mindset that we hope to instill in our students. This summer, the pandemic saw many restrictions in travel, but that didn’t stop Lamplighter faculty from learning and growing. From attending virtual conferences to publishing articles, our dedicated teachers found ways to develop professionally and bring new strategies to the classroom.
Academic Technology Coordinator Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94
Second Grade Teacher Gabriela Saldana Parkes attended
held by the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association), a
Fluency & Fractions. The workshop, led by celebrated
was scheduled to present at an Elementary Tech Conference
nonprofit organization supporting the increase of technology funding and access. However, the COVID-19 pandemic, as it has with so many other plans, got in the way. Once the
conference was moved to a fully virtual model, Nelson could no longer effectively present, since so much of her material is hands-on and unable to be replicated in a virtual setting.
Instead, she attended the conference and dedicated her time to finding new and effective ways to improve Lamplighter’s
virtual learning experience. “I was able to attend sessions on
a wide array of topics from 3D printing to Seesaw to FlipGrid to coding,” she said, “but intentionally devoted the bulk of my time to sessions focused on improving the virtual and
hybrid learning experiences. I gained valuable insight into how other schools and school districts approach virtual and hybrid
learning, the research behind these approaches, and ideas for improving the experience for our school community.” 18
a virtual math workshop in June called Greg Tang: Facts,
teaching expert Greg Tang (and his son Greg Tang Jr.), helps educators find the most effective ways to teach abstract
concepts such as place value, grouping, and comparing to children. The workshop teaches educators how to use a
progression of models referred to as C-P-A, which stands for concrete, pictorial, and abstract models. “During the
workshop, we used effective visual models to make sense of word problems,” Saldana Parkes said. “I found this to be the
most useful takeaway. Mr. Tang reinforced my understanding of how to use the Singapore Bar Model to help students
organize their thinking on paper and solve number stories. My students have loved using this visual representation strategy this year so far!”
FACULTY&STAFFSTORIES LAMPLIGHTER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE Over the summer, Kindergarten Teachers Deb Breihan, Bryson Pogue, Bianca Reyna, Katherine Roberts, and
Amy Sowell attended various virtual sessions on reading and writing held by the Teachers College of Columbia University. In order to attend, the teachers had to respond to essay
questions about their teaching philosophy. Reyna attended the Lucy Calkins Summer Institute for the second year in a
row, focusing on phonics instruction. The Institute featured
presentations on reading as well as opportunities to discuss reading strategies in small groups. Reyna said, “I learned
the most during these small groups because we could do
a deep dive deep into the curriculum and discuss how we
make it fit the culture of our school. We also shared mentor texts and resources that are successful when teaching
reading concepts and skills to young children. By the end of the conference I left with so many resources to enrich
our program!” Breihan said about the Reading and Writing
sessions that “they explicitly teach strategies students will
use not only the day they are taught, but whenever they need them.” She especially liked how the sessions “support small group work, with multiple opportunities for personalized
instruction.” Pogue said that she “really enjoyed attending
both the reading and writing institutes . . . Because of what
we are all experiencing currently with COVID-19, this virtual institute was very insightful. We all got to work together
and brainstorm different ways we could adapt what we have
known and done in the past to the present time, whether we were going to teach in-person in schools or virtually.”
Fourth Grade Teacher Jody Stout and Media Center
Coordinator Patricia Vermilion collaborated on an article
entitled “The Book Report Reinvented” for Teacher Librarian magazine. The article was, Stout said, “inspired by our
years of co-teaching together.” It ran in the April 2020
issue. In the article, the two literacy educators stress the importance of student engagement in the book review
process. When students recommend books to one another through activities such as peer reviews, student-led
discussions, digital newsletters on apps such as Smore, and
small-group book club meetings, they have more thoughtful and organic responses to the text. Vermillion praised her co-author, saying, “Collaborating with Ms. Stout on this
project was amazing. We recognize the advantage of teacher collaboration and student success.”
On October 15, Lamplighter launched a new school website with a refreshed user experience supported by a migrated back-end platform. The redesigned website, while remaining a source of information about the School for the Lamplighter community, now more than ever showcases the Lamplighter mission through imagery and content and highlights our school’s unique programs for families who may be considering our school for the first time. The website includes a reimagined navigational structure centered around action words such as DISCOVER, APPLY, LEARN, CREATE, WONDER, and CONNECT. These action words typify and underscore Lamplighter’s unique role among independent schools as a place where learning goes hand in hand with childhood wonder, play, and human connection. The new Lamplighter website is a result of a 15-month project led by Communications Coordinator Landy Fox in partnership with Creative Director Ana Bohanan. Fox and Bohanan were supported by an internal design team which included Chief Advancement Officer Clayton Hollingsworth, Director of Admission & Placement Jacquelyn Wilcox, Admission Coordinator Becky Walker, and Assistant to the Head of School Sydney Allen. Content for the new website was developed by a committee of faculty and staff members which included: Shari Krage, June Landry, Judith Mullens, Marynell Murphy, Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94, Anita Orozco, Lakeshia Peters, and Vicki Raney, with additional material by Communications Editor Nick Leggatt. Visit www.thelamplighterschool.org to start browsing the new website! LAMPPOST
CLASS OF 2021 LAMPLIGHTER CELEBRATES SENIORS WITH PICNIC, JACKET & PIN CEREMONY
Despite the unprecedented changes this year has brought us, Lamplighter remains committed to honoring many of our beloved school traditions. Two of these traditions include the annual Senior Jacket Ceremony and Senior Luncheon, both of which typically take place in early fall to help kick off the iconic fourth grade year. To continue these traditions while maintaining a safe environment for our community, Lamplighter hosted an outdoor, socially-distanced picnic for the Class of 2021 and their parents on Friday, September 25. On this beautiful fall day, students and parents assembled around the playground hill at individual family tables. Catherine M. Rose Head of School Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill began the ceremony by welcoming the guests to the signature spot on the playground where Seniors receive their jackets each year. The event featured a special presenter, Terrence Cao ’20, a fifth grader at St. Mark’s School of Texas, who was serving as Head of School for the Day. Terrence won the unique experience of leading Lamplighter for the day during last year’s LPA Auction, Earth Ball 2020. The School was honored to have Terrence take time away from his middle school to return to campus to serve in this leadership role. His day involved hosting meetings, visiting classrooms, making announcements, sending important emails, and taking part in the Senior Picnic, Jacket & Pin Ceremony. During the event, Terrence delivered a few remarks for the Class of 2021, reflecting on his Lamplighter experience and providing insight and wisdom as a new member of the School’s alumni association. He noted, “My advice for the 20
Class of 2021 is to cherish your time at Lamplighter, because the memories you make here will last a lifetime.” Following Terrence’s remarks, Lamplighter Music Teacher Natalie Bittner led all guests in our school song, “Lamplighter Spirit,” using American Sign Language due to current restrictions on singing among groups. Next came the moment each member of the Class of 2021 had anticipated for so long — the presentation of their Senior jackets. Mr. Stephen Scott, Lamplighter’s new Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning - Lower School, called each fourth grader up the hill to be recognized, while the event DJ played a favorite song preselected by each student. Dr. Hill presented the Senior Jackets at the top of the hill and each student wore the signature item with pride. Once the jackets were presented, Terrence Cao ’20 was joined by fellow Lamplighter alumna Grace Cook ’98 to lead the Senior Pin Ceremony. The Senior Pin represents the students’ journey through Lamplighter and the exciting experiences to come. In leading this portion of the event, Grace Cook ’98 reiterated the School’s mission, “Dedicated to igniting the potential of each child, Lamplighter engages children in the joy of learning through intellectual discovery in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative environment,” noting to the Class of 2021 parents that “Your students represent the pinnacle of this work.” The event culminated with a socially-distanced Senior Jacket group photo on the Owen Family Soccer Field using a drone to capture the fun and excitement of the day. Lamplighter salutes our 52 members of the Lamplighter Class of 2021!
L-R: Stephen Scott, Terrence Cao ’20, Grace Cook ’98, with Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill address Lamplighter Seniors from the playground hill.
HOW TO HELP CHILDREN THRIVE IN A WORLD FILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY The Dolores Evans Speaker Series welcomed Dr. Michele Borba, Parenting & Child Expert, Educational Psychologist, and Best-selling Author
The 2020-2021 season of The Lamplighter School’s Dolores Evans Speaker Series started off, as so many things have these last few months, by reimagining old traditions. Before the pandemic, every Dolores Evans talk has taken place on the Lamplighter campus, on September 15, 2020, Lamplighter was proud to host the very first online-only Dolores Evans Speaker talk, held over Zoom. Links to the event were provided to the Lamplighter community and beyond, free of charge. Jill Schroeter from the Lamplighter Office of Student Life introduced this year’s speaker. Michele Borba, Ed.D., is a former classroom and special-education teacher, recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s character and social-emotional intelligence and to reduce peer cruelty. She lives in Palm Springs, CA, and is the mother of three adult sons. The best-selling author of 24 books, including Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, she is also known for her TEDx Talk, “Empathy Is a Verb.” Dr. Borba’s wide-ranging and fact-filled talk to the Lamplighter community was titled “How to Help Children Thrive in a World Filled with Uncertainty.” According to Dr. Borba, the key to thriving is resilience; she challenges the idea that resilience is a trait that can’t be taught. She cited the work of UC Davis developmental psychologist Emmy Werner, who found that one-third of high-risk children raised in unstable environments developed resilience despite their situation and grew into caring, compassionate adults. This resilience developed from identifiable positive factors in the child’s environment. “Resilient children are made, not born,” Dr. Borba said. “It has nothing to do with DNA… it’s the things we instill in our kids.”
Dr. Borba underscored empathy as the single most important factor in developing resiliency. Empathy, she noted, is not only something adults want to see in their children, but a vital trait that adults need in their daily life. “Empathy is an employee skill” in today’s job market, she said. And the Global Economic Summit named empathy as the top factor that our world needs for us to get along together. As with so many other skills, “empathy needs to be cultivated.” Dr. Borba stressed that faceto-face human interaction is the first step toward cultivating empathy. She quoted studies finding that American kids’ empathy has gone down 40%, while narcissism rates have gone up 58%, possibly reflecting the increasing lack of time in which a family is together interacting. “Children don’t learn about empathy from emojis,” she remarked, referring to the growing amount of time many children spend on screens. “The longer our kids look at screens, the lower their emotional literacy.”
It is so important that children recognize and understand the feelings and needs of others and understand fellow students’ body language, tone of voice and/or facial expressions, even when wearing a mask. Constructive talk about empathy “is more important than ever in the era of COVID-19,” said Catherine M. Rose Head of School, Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill. “Through The Lamplighter School’s social-emotional curriculum, teachers engage students in taking the perspective of a friend as we teach empathy. It is so important that children recognize and understand the feelings and needs of others and understand fellow students’ body language, tone of voice and/or facial expressions, even when wearing a mask.” Dr. Borba’s Dolores Evans talk to parents can help parents reinforce these skills at home by discussing how to extend a kindness as well as how to respond to the kindness of others. Dr. Hill added, “I believe that by taking this approach we will go a long way in building greater awareness and empathy in our students.”
BARNYARDBUZZ Before explaining how to teach empathy, Dr. Borba began by breaking down the concept into meaningful components. She referred to the title of her TEDx talk “Empathy is a Verb.” This means, she said, that empathy is something you feel. It’s a verb that is about “we,” not “me.” It should convey the idea: “I feel with you.” She spoke about the nine habits that make up empathy. These nine habits are: emotional literacy (being able to read how somebody else is feeling); moral identity (knowing your family’s or community’s value system); perspective taking (the cognitive ability to see from another person’s point of view); moral imagination (imagining being into the shoes of another person); self-regulation; practicing kindness; collaboration; moral courage; and altruistic leadership. Practicing these habits, Dr. Borba said, teaches children empathy. Dr. Borba then suggested a few ways parents can actively cultivate these behaviors in their children. Reading books to and with your child greatly strengthens moral imagination, the ability to imagine oneself as another person or character. Playing board games with children helps increase selfregulation and collaboration skills. Dr. Borba called selfregulation “the most critical trait that every child needs right now,” and strongly emphasized the importance of spending face-to-face time as a family in order to teach it. Talking to children directly about their emotions allows them to understand their feelings, while asking them about the emotions of others improves their moral imagination. Dr. Borba noted that there is a tendency among parents to discuss emotion with their daughters more than their sons, and advised parents to recognize that practicing empathy is hugely important for boys to develop into caring, considerate adults. Dr. Borba also advised parents to provide “the four Cs” that every child needs. These are caring, connection, coping, and cheerfulness. In order to promote caring, Dr. Borba reiterated the need to talk to children directly about their emotions. “Making a habit of emotional literacy and caring is the gateway to empathy,” she said. Emotional literacy is recognizing the voice, tone, and body language of others, an ability which is connecting to caring about others. Dr. Borba cited a Harvard study which found that only 20% of children reported that kindness and being caring mattered in their home. She stressed the importance of making sure children know caring is important through praise and honest discussion. To promote connection, Dr. Borba recommended taking time to set up playdates for children, even if they must currently be over Zoom. She also noted the tendency for all people to empathize with those they have the most in common with. But, she said, “We need to step out of our comfort zone” and find what we do have in common with others who may not be most like us. According to Dr. Borba, the ability to cope is highly correlated to empathy. As stress builds, we dial our empathy down. If children worry about their health and wellbeing, empathy goes down. Therefore, it’s important to cope with stress so we can remain empathetic. Dr. Borba used Navy SEAL training as an
example of some strategies that parents should be teaching their children. With coaching, children can learn to recognize their fear and address it before it becomes overpowering. As SEALS are taught to “chunk their fear” (don’t panic, assess what is wrong, and fix one thing at a time), children too can figure out what their stress signs are, stop, and take ten seconds to address one stress factor at a time. Children can come up with their own affirmations, such as “relax” or “I can do this,” to say out loud when they start to get “edgy.” Physical activity can also guide the emotional, so children can be taught to take big breaths, or, for younger children, blow bubbles to calm themselves. Dr. Borba called cheerfulness the ability to “cultivate hope.” Again, she stressed the importance of reading books to kids, noting that most fiction stories give kids a sense of hope and can build optimism. She cited research finding that kids who read literary fiction have a stronger sense of empathy than kids who don’t. Recently, she said, some children have made their own “good news reports” online and some have gone viral. So many children are really stepping up to the plate during the pandemic. Your child doesn’t have to make a news report, of course. But Dr. Borba stressed the importance of finding your child’s passion. Giving children a sense of purpose is an amazing way to open up their mental health. While so much information and so much research may seem intimidating, Dr. Borba advises parents to pick one practice and commit to doing it for at least 21 days. Studies have shown that changing behaviors takes 21 days of repetition. The easiest place to start, she said, is simply making a commitment. Identify the why it is important to you and your family, and start with one habit to promote empathy. Dr. Borba’s advice is to adapt one strategy that works for your family and continue it so that kids can thrive not only now, but throughout their lives. The first online Dolores Evans Speaker Series talk was a complete success. Dr. Borba’s thorough, informed, and energetic talk gave her audience a great deal of useful information while keeping everyone engaged with humorous anecdotes and asides. Just under 200 households streamed the talk. Among that number who watched was none other than the namesake of the speaker series, Dolores Evans herself, Director of Admission at Lamplighter for more than 25 years. Dr. Borba’s talk was recorded and is available on the Parent Portal of the Lamplighter website.
THE FOUR Cs CARING CONNECTION COPING CHEERFULNESS LAMPPOST
POP-UP PUMPKIN PATCH!
Each year at Lamplighter, Halloween is a celebratory
event filled with joy and excitement among students,
faculty, and staff. As 2020 has presented new challenges, Lamplighter continues to reimagine special events in a
format that honors traditions and keeps our community healthy and safe. With this in mind, the School’s
traditional Halloween Parade and Picnic events were converted to an on-campus Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch. Inspired by the annual display at the nearby Dallas
Arboretum, the Lamplighter Parents’ Association (LPA)
secured hundreds of pumpkins and fall displays and set up a Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch for all students to enjoy.
The display was created in Cobb Park on the west side of Lamplighter’s campus, complete with hay bales,
scarecrows, fall leaves, corn husks, mums, and lots and lots of pumpkins!
On Friday, October 30, the eve of Halloween, Lamplighter students from Pre-K to fourth grade visited the Pop-Up
Pumpkin Patch and enjoyed special stories with “Patchy
the Scarecrow.” While exploring the pumpkin patch, some students took time to pause and reflect on what they
are thankful for. Using Sharpies, they wrote messages of gratitude, along with their names, on the pumpkins. It was truly a special fall day at Lamplighter!
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS S Lamplighter Commemorates Hispanic Heritage, Native American Heritage, and Diwali For many years, the Cultural Awareness Committee of the Lamplighter Parents’ Association (LPA) has partnered with the School to coordinate classroom activities and special presentations highlighting different cultures throughout the world. These events introduce children to the world’s various cultures and their histories through activities, stories, music, dance, food, presentations, arts and crafts, and other unique ideas created by the presenters. With new restrictions in place for on-campus gatherings this year, the LPA reimagined ways to support the School in providing rich and meaningful cultural experiences for students. This fall, the LPA supplied a variety of resources for teachers to commemorate Hispanic Heritage, Native American Heritage, and Diwali. The content and activities provided were designed for teachers to use for both in-person and virtual lessons. Media Center Coordinator Patricia Vermillion and Assistant Librarian Jordan Palefsky supplemented these activities with a multitude of children’s books related to these cultural celebrations. Lamplighter extends a special thank you to this year’s LPA Cultural Awareness Co-Chairs, Sue Chu and Katrina Harper, for continuing Lamplighter’s ongoing commitment to honoring many cultures throughout the world.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Lamplighter commemorated National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15. Early Childhood students participated in a variety of classroom activities such as making “papel picado” (Mexican paper art), coloring the flag of Mexico, and learning about notable Hispanic figures in history. Second graders enjoyed “pan de muertos,” a delicious sweet bread, as part of their Spanish lessons while studying Dia de los Muertos. Fourth graders read and studied A Kid’s Guide to Latino History, by Valerie Petrillo, and engaged in the practices of the vaqueros (horse-riding herders, or cowboys).
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
Throughout November, Lamplighter integrated studies of Native Americans into classroom lessons across grade levels. National Native American Heritage Month recognizes hundreds of different tribes and emphasizes the influence that native peoples have had on the cultural development and growth of America, as well as the many challenges they have faced. Early Childhood students learned about this cultural celebration by reading Corn is Maize - The Gift of the Indians by Aliki, followed by taste testing of corn products and rotating through several corn-related activity centers. 26
Diwali is one of the most cherished celebrations at Lamplighter! This event, known as the Indian “Celebration of Lights,” typically lasts for five days and symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” This year, Lamplighter celebrated this cultural event on November 12-13. Early Childhood students engaged in Diwali-themed activity centers while chalk rangoli designs were decorated throughout the playground sidewalks. The School extends a special thank you to Lamplighter parent Roshani Patel for graciously providing Diwali chalk for each grade level, and to Lamplighter parent Tina and Raj Bhanot for providing sweet treats for the faculty and staff.
SMU PARTNERSHIP SPATIAL REASONING STUDY In early December, The Lamplighter School once again partnered with Southern Methodist University researchers. Toni Buttner, a researcher in Mathematics Education at the Simmons School of Education & Human Development, and her colleagues worked on finding the best ways to support students across STEM, particularly focused on K-2 children’s spatial reasoning. Recognizing that an important part of developing this cognitive skill happens at home with parents and caregivers, Buttner’s team created a short electronic survey about spatial reasoning. The ten-minute online survey was developed in conjunction with Research in Mathematics Education (RME) and funded by the National Science Foundation. RME’s website states that their “mission is to conduct high-quality research in mathematics and STEM education, to cultivate positive change by educating teachers and administrators about evidence-based practices and systems, and to support mathematics and STEM achievement through academic growth and development of all students.” The survey asked questions such as how to describe an object’s location, the names of shapes, and how often students engage in activities that promote spatial awareness. It was sent out via email to for parents and families of K-2 students in early December, directly after the Thanksgiving break. Buttner believes that the survey can help educators identify and support learners who may find spatial reasoning challenging. “Engaging parents to help us better understand what happens in the home environment will enable us to build better tools and assessments to identify when K-2 students are missing important concepts to build spatial understanding,” she said. Catherine M. Rose Head of School Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill noted that “This important work by the SMU researchers was designed to improve our understanding of how students build spatial awareness. Through their participation, teachers and other practitioners will be better able to design lessons to strengthen this area in our youngest learners.” Thank you to all the families that helped Lamplighter better serve its students in mathematical reasoning by submitting the survey!
of WITH AN OUTDOOR GRADUATION CEREMONY
In a long-awaited ceremony on Sunday, August 2, The Lamplighter School honored the Class of 2020 with an outdoor graduation on campus. During the socially-distanced event, families surrounded the playground hill on Lamplighter’s campus to celebrate this important milestone of the School’s most recent graduates. The event was live-streamed on the Lamplighter Facebook page so that friends and family could join the celebration virtually. Guests watched from all over the country, and even from the U.K.! Grandparents and special friends participated in the live online chat while the event was streaming, sharing words of congratulations and well wishes for the Class of 2020. Dr. Joan Buchanan Hill, Catherine M. Rose Head of School, opened the graduation ceremony by welcoming families and students to Lamplighter, exclaiming, “This is the first time we’ve been on campus together since March and it sure does feel terrific!” Dr. Hill went on to acknowledge the faculty and staff who helped make the graduation event possible, implementing new health and safety protocols established by the School during the summer. Next, members of the Class of 2020 were surprised with a beautiful letter from Vicki Raney, longtime Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning – Lower School, who recently retired from Lamplighter in May. Raney’s letter was read aloud by Lamplighter Music Teacher Natalie Bittner. In her letter, Raney highlighted special memories of the extraordinary year she 28
experienced with the Class of 2020, including Carnival, All School Program, a visit to the Dallas Opera at the Winspear Opera House, and the one-of-a-kind glass art installation in Jonsson Garden created in partnership with Lamplighter alumna Carlyn Ray ’92. Raney described the Class of 2020 as “sweet and kind, collaborative, interesting and interested, inquisitive, risk-takers, confident, ambitious, thinkers, and designers,” concluding with, “and everyone knows that #LamplighterKidsRock!” Following the reading of Raney’s letter, Dr. Hill introduced a special guest, graduation speaker Lamplighter alumna Stella Wrubel ’16. Wrubel is currently a ninth grader at The Hockaday School and a co-founder of Chalk4Change and Jingle Bell Mistletoe, two initiatives that raise money to support the North Texas Food Bank. Chalk4Change was founded this spring by Wrubel and her three Lamplighter classmates, Isabella Dickason ’16, Trevor Godkin ’16, and Quinn Graves ’16, to continue supporting the North Texas Food Bank beyond the holidays. The four Lamplighter alumni launched Chalk4Change by “chalk bombing” messages of hope on driveways and sidewalks amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. At the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year, the Lamplighter Class of 2020 made a generous donation to Chalk4Change from proceeds raised during their leadership of the chick-
Chalk4Change Dallas Co-Founder and Lamplighter Alumna Stella Wrubel ’16 serves as graduation speaker
Lamplighter gives us all our own unique light and sends us into the world equipped to make it a brighter place. Any alumni will tell you that Lamplighter gifted us special tools which would serve us for the rest of our lives: teamwork, curiosity, creativity, willingness to try new things, to step out of our comfort zones, a voracious desire to learn, and incredible amounts of compassion for others. — Stella Wrubel ’16
raising and egg-selling business, the Lamplighter Layers. The $1,935 donation provided by Lamplighter’s Class of 2020 via the Lamplighter Layers Corporation helped the Chalk4Change team near their $10,000 fundraising goal. Wrubel was asked to serve as this year’s speaker to thank the graduating class for their contribution to her initiative and to reflect on her Lamplighter experience. In her graduation remarks to the Lamplighter Class of 2020, Wrubel reflected on her own experience at the School, noting “Lamplighter gives us all our own unique light and sends us into the world equipped to make it a brighter place. Any alumni will tell you that Lamplighter gifted us special tools which would serve us for the rest of our lives: teamwork, curiosity, creativity, willingness to try new things, to step out of our comfort zones, a voracious desire to learn, and incredible amounts of compassion for others.” Wrubel went on to share the impact that the Lamplighter Layers donation made on the community by providing more than 5,000 meals to individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 lockdown. She concluded by thanking the Lamplighter Class of 2020, noting, “This generosity is a beautiful example of the Lamplighter light. You have already used it, and I encourage each of you to continue using it every day.” Following Wrubel’s remarks to the Class of 2020, each graduating Senior was recognized and given the opportunity to speak from the top of the playground hill. Each graduate Meredith Wrighton, Lori Bennett, Lisa Alexander, Catherine MacMahon, Janina Washington, Michael Lu
delivered a personalized poem about Lamplighter before receiving their graduation certificate and alumni pin. The ceremony concluded with our signature school song, “Lamplighter Spirit.” Music Teacher Natalie Bittner led the group using American Sign Language to share the lyrics of the song with families. Dr. Hill closed the ceremony by inviting the Class of 2020 to begin the celebratory Senior Parade around the Murray Swain Ring Road. In Lamplighter tradition, the recent graduates paraded around campus in decorated vehicles showing Lamplighter’s spirit. At the conclusion of the Senior Parade, guests were treated to a refreshing treat provided by Paciugo Gelato Caffè. Families enjoyed “Aashna Lamplighter Chocolate,” a custom gelato flavor created by recent graduate Aashna Jain ’20 as part of a unique experience offered at the Lamplighter Parents’ Association Auction, Earth Ball 2020, last February. The new flavor debuted at the Senior Parade and was sold at two Pacuigo locations in Dallas following the event. Lamplighter was proud to honor the Class of 2020 with a reimagined graduation ceremony and traditional Senior Parade before these students began their middle school experience. We salute the Class of 2020 and welcome you to the Lamplighter Alumni Association!
CLASS OF 2012 WHERE ARE THEY HEADED? Luke Adams ’12 Max Arroyo ’12 Virginia Baker ’12 Lily Baughman ’12 Griffin Benners ’12 Avery Borgmann ’12 Abby Brand ’12 Liberty Buckholt ’12 Preston Bulban ’12 Campbell Crates ’12 Kat Ehring ’12 Ella Ezelle ’12 Varun Gande ’12 Daylyn Gilbert ’12 Claire Groves ’12 Jack Herz ’12 Emma Hunt ’12 Sophia Hurst ’12 Briggs Jones ’12 Lindsay Kaplan ’12 Kirsten Kirk ’12 Billy Lockhart ’12 Thomas Matta ’12 Evan McNeal ’12 Jess Meniere ’12
Each year, Lamplighter hosts an on-campus alumni reunion for high school seniors before they head off to college or their next adventure. This year’s reunion for the Class of 2012 was held virtually on May 17. Alumni and several of their former teachers connected via Zoom to share Lamplighter memories and reflect on lessons learned from their first alma mater. Lamplighter salutes these recent high school graduates! Please keep in touch and continue to share your experiences for our Alumni news. Send updates to email@example.com.
Playing junior hockey for two years Colorado College Wake Forest University Tulane University Chapman University Dartmouth College Vanderbilt University The University of Mississippi Texas Christian University Pursuing music career Fordham Universtiy Unknown Cornell University Harvard University Texas Christian University The University of Texas at Austin Southern Methodist University University of Pennsylvania University of Denver DePaul University AmeriCorps City Year - Dallas Dartmouth College Auburn University University of Kansas The Wellness Connection - Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Elizabeth Mondragon ’12 Southern Methodist University Christian Myers ’12 University of British Columbia & Laguna College of Art + Design Kaiti Ness ’12 Johns Hopkins University John Paul Noonan ’12 Texas Tech University Cameron Peters ’12 Texas Tech University Alex Piccagli ’12 The University of Texas at Austin Alex Rabin ’12 Boston College Maro Reppas ’12 University of South Carolina Charlie Rose ’12 The University of Texas at Austin Ali Scherz ’12 Unknown Gus Solis ’12 University of Colorado Boulder Will Steinhart ’12 The University of Texas at Austin Emery Stobaugh ’12 Southwestern University Paul Sullivan ’12 Northwestern University Jackson Swango ’12 Senior, Christ School - Asheville, NC Kaethe Thomas ’12 Ringling College of Art & Design Claire Trochu ’12 Mount Holyoke College Elizabeth Walsh ’12 Texas Christian University Keller Welton ’12 University of Kansas Wallace White ’12 American University Eli Yancey ’12 Belmont University
Lamplighter traditionally hosts an alumni reunion for rising high schoolers as a means to reconnect classmates at the conclusion of their middle school years. Given this year’s unique circumstances of the global pandemic, the School postponed the reunion for the Class of 2016. Please stay tuned for a new date when we are able to safely welcome alumni back to campus for an in-person gathering. Lamplighter wishes these alumni well as they embark on their high school experiences!
CLASS OF 2016 HIGH SCHOOLS Abeera Amer ’16 Erin Antes ’16 Quentin Balestri ’16 Abby Baughman ’16 Payton Blalock ’16 Jack Bovard ’16 Claire Bradshaw ’16 Hudson Brown ’16 Ryan Brown ’16 Ellie Browne ’16 Caroline Burkhardt ’16 James Corrigan ’16
Greenhill School The Hockaday School Greenhill School The Episcopal School of Dallas Greenhill School Greenhill School Aspen High School St. Mark’s School of Texas The Hockaday School The Hockaday School Parish Episcopal School Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Ursuline Academy of Dallas Ella Darlak ’16 Alexandra Dassopoulos ’16 The Hockaday School Parish Episcopal School Isabella Dickason ’16 The Episcopal School of Dallas Kate Eastin ’16 Parish Episcopal School Gigi Enrico ’16 Parish Episcopal School Joey Enrico ’16 Parish Episcopal School Trevor Godkin ’16 Greenhill School Quinn Graves ’16 The Episcopal School of Dallas Tristan Hakert ’16 J.J. Pearce High School Alexa Hoedebeck ’16 The Covenant School Alex Holmes ’16 Ursuline Academy of Dallas Gracie Hood ’16 Parish Episcopal School Ananya Jain ’16 Archbishop Riordan High School Sivan Katzav ’16 San Francisco, California Parish Episcopal School Deborah Klein ’16 Parish Episcopal School Maya Lunia ’16 Parish Episcopal School Laura Mangelsdorf ’16 Maria Belen Marroquin ’16 Uplift Education Greenhill School Mercer McDougal ’16 Greenhill School Julian Meyer ’16 Trinity Christian Academy Wesley Moss ’16 The Hockaday School Madelyn Neuhoff ’16 Parish Episcopal School Eva Newberger ’16 Parish Episcopal School Eleanor Patel ’16 Ursuline Academy of Dallas Asha Patel ’16 International School Ruhr David Peña-Vega ’16 Essen, Germany The Episcopal School of Dallas Cate Pfaff ’16 Parish Episcopal School Sydney Phillips ’16 Greenhill School Michelle Phu ’16 Ursuline Academy of Dallas Sterling Ratan ’16 Parish Episcopal School Alexandra Rees ’16 Greenhill School Thomas Rowley ’16 The Hockaday School Sofia Sethuraman ’16 St. Mark’s School of Texas Alexander Shadle ’16 St. Mark’s School of Texas Aditya Shivaswamy ’16 The Hockaday School Julia Small ’16 The Episcopal School of Dallas Barrow Solomon ’16 Greenhill School Shaina Starr ’16 St. Mark’s School of Texas Reed Sussman ’16 St. Mark’s School of Texas Tyler Tang ’16 Greenhill School Tayce Thomas ’16 The Hockaday School Bennett Trubey ’16 The Hockaday School Stella Wrubel ’16 The Episcopal School of Dallas Luke Zicarelli ’16 LAMPPOST
Graduates on the go 1975
Curt Locke ’75 is married to Muriel Magnin and lives in Dallas. He served in the Air Force for 23 years and retired last year from J.P. Morgan. He has been spending his time woodworking and has put these skills to good use during the COVID-19 quarantine. He renewed his pilot’s license and plans to take some trips around Texas and across the South. Curt also enjoys hunting and fishing with friends.
Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 and her husband, Richard Pollock, live in Dallas. They have two children who are also Lamplighter alumni, Katherine Pollock ’10 and Matthew Pollock ’11. Katherine graduated from The Hockaday School and is currently a junior at the University of Richmond. Matthew graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas and is a second-year student at the University of Virginia. Karen keeps up with many of her Lamplighter friends including Amanda Urschel Goldstein ’76, Max Swango ’76, Robby Robinson ’76, Muzzy Bass ’76, and others.
Allan Padgett ’78 calls Seattle home. Career-wise, he spent 10+ years at Adobe Systems, leading the development of the first versions of Adobe Acrobat. In 2010 he transformed a hobby of building websites for bike races into Tour Tracker, a company that provides a platform for the coverage of the Tour de France and 20 other races worldwide, used by millions of cycling fans, NBC and other broadcasters. With his free time, he studies foreign languages, travels to discover new cuisines, makes furniture in his wood shop, plays guitar poorly, and keeps adding to what will someday be a cookbook of his favorite dishes. He also brags to friends about collecting eggs, learning to square dance, and other things that made Lamplighter a perfect first school!
John Sparks ’87 lives in Surrey, England with his wife, Hannah, and two children, Jack, 10, and Eloise, 8. John has been working in the fitness industry for the past eight years and will be opening his own personal training and wellbeing studio in January 2021.
Todd Tomlin ’89 recently settled down in Slovenia, while his spouse studies to be a pilot, after “living” in more than 30 countries throughout the past four years. Todd works remotely, managing his gift card/ loyalty program management consulting firm, Consummo Consulting, which he started two years ago following completion of a project developing luxury homes on the island nation of Seychelles.
Royce Poinsett ’82 lives in Austin and has three middle school children. Royce previously worked for the Texas Governor and the Texas Speaker of the House, and is currently an attorney and lobbyist helping businesses solve their problems at the Texas Capitol. He has his own firm, Poinsett PLLC. 32
2000 Sarah Stockton ’87 and Kelly Christensen Oleson ’87 are best friends and recently enjoyed a day at the Dallas Zoo with their children.
Kelly Christensen Oleson ’87 is married to Drew and they have three children, Taylor, 10, Blake, 8, and Kate, 3. Kelly is a Physician Liaison at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Sarah Stockton ’87 lives in Dallas and has a daughter Georgie who is almost three years old, and a one-year-old son, Beau. She is the Director of Global Internal Communications at Dynata.
Steven Mickey ’00 recently co-founded AVAD Energy Partners, an oil and gas company headquartered in Dallas. He and his wife, Allison, are expecting their first child.
Sarah Frazee ’01 and Daniel Mills were married on July 18, 2020 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The celebration had to be significantly adjusted from their original plan due to COVID-19. Sarah works in management consulting and Daniel works in finance. The couple resides in Dallas.
Christina Brewster ’03 and Nick Di Biasio were married on September 19, 2020 at Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas.
Aidan Dewar ’06 graduated from Harvard University in 2018 where he majored in Economics and minored in Spanish. He then joined Bain Consulting in Dallas as an associate. He recently started a business, Oasis Free Food Delivery, in Dallas and was the co-founder of Feed the Frontline in Dallas.
Louis Andres ’04 is currently a first-year MBA student at UCLA Anderson School of Management with a focus on Product Management in the tech industry. Prior to business school, he worked at Dell Technologies as a Strategy Analyst, Product Owner, and Performance Engineer. His favorite projects ranged from cross-functional data analysis in Excel to presenting insights at executive meetings. He graduated top of class from Dell’s IT Development Program (ITDP) in 2018 and was selected for the 3rd-year IT Master’s Program. Outside of work, Louis is passionate about tech gadgets, fitness tracking, live music, and Texas sports.
Lauren Chilton ’05 and Chandler Tucker ’05 met at Lamplighter and are still best friends today. They are pictured together (above) at a home football game for The University of Texas.
the wife of Greenhill’s founder, Bernard Fulton. Helen Fulton was a life-long learner, exemplary citizen, and a well-rounded, balanced individual. Seniors nominate their peers whom they believe embody these characteristics and then the winners are chosen by a faculty vote. Virginia Baker ’12 was named an AP Scholar with Distinction. Virginia graduated from The Episcopal School of Dallas in May.
Alec Dewar ’10 is a junior at Georgetown University where he is seeking a double major in Government and Spanish. He was a consulting intern at AlixPartners in Dallas this summer.
Lily Baughman ’12 and Abby Brand ’12 were named National AP Scholars and AP Scholars with Distinction. Both Lily and Abby graduated from The Episcopal School of Dallas in May.
Elinor Bass ’12 was named an AP Scholar with Distinction. Elinor graduated from The Episcopal School of Dallas in May.
Elena Dewar ’13 is a senior at The Hockaday School. Last summer, she interned at UT as the inaugural “Curie” intern in radiology and was also a Junior Counselor at Camp Longhorn. Reid Fundis ’13 was named a National Merit Scholarship – Commended Student. Reid is a senior at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Anagha Gouru ’13 was named a National Merit Scholarship – Commended Student. Anagha is a senior at Greenhill School. Christopher Hess ’13 was named an AP Scholar with Honor. Christopher is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. Inez Johnson ’13, was named a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist. Inez is a senior at The Hockaday School. Rajan Joshi ’13 was named a National Merit Scholarship – Commended Student. Rajan is a senior at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Grace Knudson ’13 was named an AP Scholar. Grace is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas.
Colin Campbell ’11 graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas last May and received The Headmaster’s Cup. The Headmaster’s Cup is awarded by the Headmaster with the advice of the faculty to the senior who best exemplifies the traits that St. Mark’s seeks to foster in its students: the quest for excellence, intellectual curiosity and commitment, service to the School and community, and concern for others. Colin also received two Upper School Academic Department awards: the Ethlyn Fern Wycott Shakespeare Award and the Excellence in History and Social Sciences for AP Economics.
Griffin Benners ’12 and Varun Gande ’12 graduated in May from Greenhill School. They received the Helen Fulton Award, an award named after
Kaiti Ness ’12 graduated from Greenhill School in May and received The Senior Leadership Award. This award is given to the member of the senior class who best demonstrates the qualities of leadership. Katie is currently on the women’s cross country team at Johns Hopkins University. Alex Piccagli ’12 graduated in May from St. Mark’s School of Texas. He received the Upper School Honor Excellence in Wood and Metal. José Portela ’12 was named an AP Scholar. Jose graduated from The Episcopal School of Dallas in May.
Zoë Purdy ’13 with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.
Zoë Purdy ’13 volunteers annually with the Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The Fair makes certain all children have what they need to start the school year off right. Zoë is a senior at Greenhill School. Hollis Wood ’13 was named an AP Scholar. Hollis is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. John Yarbrough ’13 was named an AP Scholar. John is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. LAMPPOST
Varsha Gande ’14 was recognized at the 2020 National Junior Classical League (NJCL) Virtual Convention with a 2nd place award for her work, “Mottoes, Abbreviations, Quotations.” Varsha is a junior at Greenhill School.
Payton Blalock ’16 is a freshman at Greenhill School. In May, Peyton received the Ronnie Freeman Award. This award is given to an eighth-grade girl and boy who have attended Greenhill for four years and have maintained the highest standards of scholarship, citizenship, leadership, and participation in school activities. It is the highest honor attained in middle school at Greenhill.
Quinn Graves ’16 is a freshman at Greenhill School and was selected to participate in the Greenhill Improv Troupe. He also auditioned online and was selected for the Second City Teen Ensemble, the highestlevel performance group for teens. Usually this group meets in person at the Second City training center in Chicago, but due to COVID-19, auditions were open to anyone in the country. Quinn says “It all started at Lamplighter with Funny Farmers over eight years ago!”
Alexa Hoedebeck ’16 made the J.J. Pearce High School varsity tennis team as a freshman.
Julia Small ’16 was the recipient of the 2019-2020 Citizenship Award at The Hockaday School. This is a very significant award in the Hockaday community and is presented annually to an eighth-grade student. It is representative of her four years in middle school and the outstanding qualities of character and respect that she displays to her peers, faculty/staff, and the broader community. Stella Wrubel ’16, a freshman at The Hockaday School, was a member of the middle school robotics team “The Hockabuilders.” The team earned second place at the Edison Foundation Pitch in May for their prototype, Dust-Be-Gone! Their project is a reusable air filter that has electrically charged plates that pull fine dust particles from the air. It also has a motorized wiper that cleans the dust off of the plate periodically.
Georgia Fuller ’17 was a member of The Hockaday School middle school robotics team “Designer Daisies.” The team pitched their prototypes live (through Zoom) to a panel of judges. The Designer Daisies won for their prototype, Easy Parking! Their project consisted of a device that contained an ultrasonic sensor and GPS module. This device can locate available parking spots and then sends the location of the spot to an app that Georgia’s team created. In the app, customers pick a specialized spot (such as first floor near an elevator) and receive directions to the closest available spot.
Zettie Niven ’18 graduated in May from Preston Hollow Presbyterian School. She received the Citizen of the Year award, the School’s highest honor that is voted on by all teachers.
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YOUNG ALUMNI CAR WASH GOES VIRTUAL
The global pandemic didn’t stop Lamplighter alumni from continuing a special tradition that supports our beloved School. Each year since 2011, Lamplighter young alumni have come together for the Young Alumni Car Wash. The event offers middle school and high school alumni a chance to reconnect with former classmates and raise funds for their first alma mater. The event is held annually in the spring and funds raised benefit the Lamplighter Faculty Salary Support Endowed Fund. When COVID-19 forced a widespread quarantine during the spring of 2020, it looked as though the School’s car wash tradition might be yet another event that the Lamplighter community would miss. Thankfully, this year’s car wash, presented by sponsors Eiseman Jewels and Locke Lord, was able to be reimagined as a virtual event. The 2020 Young Alumni Car Wash Co-Chairs Kirsten Kirk ’12, Emma Light ’13, Avery Savage ’13, and M.J. Ward ’13 rallied their fellow alumni, and dozens of dedicated young alumni showed their ongoing enthusiasm and support of our school by donning Lamplighter spirit wear and washing family cars at home on May 17. The Young Alumni Car Wash was founded by Lamplighter alumna Kate Mosle ’10 as a fundraising effort to support the Land Fund, established during the 2010 campaign that allowed Lamplighter to purchase its campus’ land from The Hockaday School. This cherished annual event reached its 10-year anniversary this year and continues to connect young alumni with one another and offer a chance to show their Lamplighter spirit!
Save the date for the upcoming Young Alumni Car Wash: Saturday, May 1, 2021! LAMPPOST
IN MEMORIAM LAMPLIGHTER 2020—2021 ALUMNI COUNCIL Matt Miller ’88, President Joe Unis ’96, Vice President Kathryn Nelson ’93, Secretary Elizabeth Brown ’83 Jackie Giroir Christman ’99 Grace Cook ’98 Taylor Cornell Good ’92 Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 Jane Rozelle Humphrey ’95 Emily Forman Jourdan ’75 Liz Lintel ’97 Chris Nettune ’93 Travis Phelan ’91 Sarah Pearson Reidy ’90 Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’75 Shannon Schaul ’89 Taylor Gromatzky Sommerford ’99 Chandler Tucker ’05 Braden Wayne ’95
LAMPLIGHTER 2020—2021 CLASS AGENTS Emily Forman Jourdan ’75 Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’75 Max Swango ’76 Elizabeth Brown ’83 Ashley Geller Greene ’84 Jeffrey Kitner ’86 Sarah Stockton ’87 Matt Miller ’88 Courtney Jones Johnson ’89 Shannon Schaul ’89 Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 Sarah Pearson Reidy ’90 Lilly Albritton ’91 Travis Phelan ’91 Ashley Carter ’93 Kathryn Nelson ’93 Chris Netunne ’93 Craig Smith ’93 Alexandra Krippner ’94 Jane Rozelle Humphrey ’95 Braden Wayne ’95 Emily Hess Brown ’96 Liz Lintel ’97 Grace Cook ’98 Jackie Giroir Christman ’99 Lindsay Dolan ’00 Laura Frazee ’02 Margaret Rote ’03 Emily Wisner ’04 Chandler Tucker ’05 Chandler Crates ’09
Granville C. Briant, Jr. Father of Lamplighter parent Granville C. “Chuck” Briant III; Grandfather of James Briant ’21, Eleanor Briant ’23, and Adelaide Briant ’27 September 7, 2020 Leon Cohen Father of alumni parent Debbie Andres; Grandfather of Louis Andres ’04, Miles Andres ’06, and Elise Andres ’09 August 1, 2020 Florence Frazier Great-Grandmother of Kiara Harper ’22; Grandmother of Lamplighter parent Onaje Harper October 4, 2020 Richard A. Freling Father of Alexandra “Coco” Freling ’04 and Richard J. Freling ’04 September 28, 2020 Anice Genender Mother of Jack Genender ’13 and George Genender ’15 August 5, 2020 Maryann Sarris Mihalopoulos Mother of Lamplighter parent Alexandra Halbardier; Grandmother of Louis Halbardier ’27 October 24, 2020 Paula Mosle Mother of alumni parent Jon Mosle; Grandmother of Kate Mosle ’04, Michael Mosle ’08, and Johanna Keyser ’14 August 28, 2020 Edith Jones O’Donnell
Established the Erik Jonsson Endowment for Teacher Development and was a key contributor to the 2010 Campaign for the Future which enabled Lamplighter to purchase its land.
Former Trustee and mother of Carol O’Donnell Kradolfer ’70 and Ruth O’Donnell Mutch ’72 November 14, 2020 Sir Ken Robinson Former Dolores Evans Speaker Series guest August 21, 2020 Norman Spencer Brother of Lamplighter Facilities Manager Dwayne Spencer November 17, 2020 William David Thompson Father of Melisa Dorrill, former Lamplighter Director of Communications; grandfather of Hunter Dorrill ’20 April 21, 2020 Rice M. Tilley Jr. Father of alumni parent Angela Crates; Grandfather of Chandler Crates ’09, Cameron Crates ’10, and Campbell Crates ’12 October 28, 2020 Natalia M. Villareal Mother of former Trustee and alumni parent Andres Villareal; Grandmother of Alexandra Villareal ’06 and Nicholas Villareal ’10 May 25, 2020
2019-2020 | IMPACT REPORT
IMPACT REPORT 2019-2020 2019-2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS
Linda Hodgson, Chair Doug MacMahon, Vice Chair Margaret Johansen Hirsch ’89, Secretary Bill Payne, Treasurer TRUSTEES
Dear Lamplighter Community Members, This year’s Lamplighter Fund theme, Unwavering Commitment¸ is best illustrated by the parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and many more who have a profound impact on the everyday lives of our students. Through the generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure made by so many, I continue to be amazed by this community’s Unwavering Commitment to excellence in education and the culture of philanthropy. Philanthropy at Lamplighter helps inspire and encourage each student to explore, discover, take risks, and make choices in their daily lives. This endeavor would not be possible without lifelong relationships created through the Lamplighter Parents’ Association, the Alumni Association, countless grandparents and grandest friends. As you see in this edition of the LampPost, during uncertain times such as these, the mission of Lamplighter has never been more alive. Our mission states that The Lamplighter School is “Dedicated to igniting the potential of each child, Lamplighter engages children in the joy of learning through intellectual discovery in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative environment.” I hope the following pages capture the gratitude of our community for those who make a Lamplighter education possible. A simple but profound Vietnamese proverb says, “When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” In Lamplighter Spirit,
Clayton Hollingsworth Chief Advancement Officer
2019–2020 | IMPACT REPORT
John Ansbach Kelvin Baggett, M.D. Flauren Fagadau Bender ’90 Dave Beran Sarah Schoellkopf Bloom ’77 Allison Bovard Steven Clark, M.D. ’88 Mandy Dake Joe Eastin Jenney Gillikin Meg Graves John Grimes Bob Krakow Ham Lee Liza Lee Jed Morse ’82 Kristin Rees Gowri Sharma Margaret Flanagan Solomon ’77 Bobby Sussman Jean-Louis Trochu Pam Wills-Ward Andy Yung
2019-2020 LIFE TRUSTEES
Stuart Bumpas Mary McDermott Cook David Corrigan ’68 Mike Dodge Neil Foote, Jr. Judy Gass Chuck Ginsburg, M.D. Rolf R. Haberecht Marietta Johnson Jack Klein Carol Levy David Miller Jennifer Mosle Barbara Nichols Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 Margaret Jonsson Rogers Barney Young
ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE Allison Bovard, Chair Katie Aisner Lilly Albritton ’91 T.J. Frank ’93 Meg Graves Liza Lee Catherine MacMahon Margaret Morse Pam Wills-Ward
T.J. Frank ’93, President Elizabeth Brown ’83 Jackie Giroir Christman ’99 Grace Cook ’98 Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 Jane Rozelle Humphrey ’95 Emily Forman Jourdan ’75 Finley Harbaugh Konrade ’93 Matt Miller ’88 Kathryn Nelson ’93 Chris Nettune ’93 Sarah Pearson Reidy ’90 Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’75 Shannon Schaul ’89 Joe Unis ’96 Braden Wayne ’95 Emily Wisner ’04 Katherine Rochelle Wyker ’98
LAMPLIGHTER FUND COMMITTEE
Catherine & Douglas MacMahon, Co-Chairs Katie & David Aisner Stacy & Tucker Anderson Lindsey & Dave Beran Kristy & Taylor Bowen Mia & Tyler Brous Dannye L. Butler Courtney & Dan Case Ashley & Robert Cathey Sue Chu Ashley & John Coker Angela Crates Liz Curlin Lynn Doan Kaitlin Ebner Susie & George Edwards Elayna & Casey Erick Ashley Geller Greene ’84 Michelle Grimes Gunjan Jain Katie Johnson Ann Frances Jury Morgan & Scott Kennedy Christine Ho & Anil Koganti Erica & Trey Kuppin Traci & Ham Lee Nisha Lunia Karen & Randall McCleskey Shannon Morse ’80 Lucy & Thomas Morton Anita Orozco Ana Casanova Kelley & Scott Parel Lakeshia Peters Janelle & Alden Pinnell Ali & Ben Robins Ashley & Tony Ruggeri ’92 Nina & Decker Sachse Cheryl Shulman Cinco & Chris Sorrow Gwendolyn & Richard Turcotte Jorie & Brian Wages Jaime & Steve Walkowiak Pam Wills-Ward & Mitchell Ward Sarah Weinberg Bill Wetsel Debbie & Dave Wiggans Meredith & Rand Wrighton Anne Yarbrough ’81 Carmen Yung
LAMPLIGHTER PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION BOARD Margaret Morse, President Julie Ahmed Lilly Albritton ’91 Anne Alexander Lisa Alexander Caroline Belanger Lauryn Bloom Christy Brown Erin Calaway Susmita Chavala Heather Deskins Kate Dicker Susie Edwards Elayna Erick Kristin Fay Stephanie Fine Jennifer Gladstone David Guedry Suntrea Hammer Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 Brooke Hopkins Jennifer Huey Melanie Jabbour Carolyn Johnson Natalie Johnson Nicki Johnson Scott Kennedy Melissa Lackey Billie Jean Langham Catherine Lee Traci Lee Bronwyn Levitan Elizabeth McNeil Amy Miller Lucy Morton Meg Nicholson Mary Nix Kelley Parel Janel Perez Justine Pokorski Kirsten Poynor Amy Puig Jason Puig Katie Reese Megan Reinhardt Ashley Ruggeri Dana Rumbauskas Cat Socha Shanna Steen Mary Catherine Unis Joe Urso Louise Vigeant Caroline Wagner Jaime Walkowiak Janina Washington Amy Weselka Allison Williams Meredith Wrighton
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GIFT SUMMARY ANNUAL FUND GIFTS BY SOURCE FOR 2019—2020 $155,722 Trustees, Life Trustees, and Former Trustees $13,364 Faculty/Staff $448,320 Current Parents $65,449 Grandparents $25,862 Alumni $40,089 Alumni Parents $5,100 Alumni Grandparents $4,050 Friends and Former Faculty/Staff $26,943 Foundations and Corporations $784,899 Total Annual Fund Giving * Based on constituency hierarchy
ALL GIFTS BY DESIGNATION FOR 2019—2020 Lamplighter Fund Gifts Designated Operating Capital Gifts Endowment Gifts
$763,104 $5,770 $1,635,088 $24,318
Total Gifts to Lamplighter 2019–2020
2019–2020 OPERATING REVENUE & EXPENSES REVENUE Other including Endowment Draws
Facilities Financial Aid Administrative
5% 10% 1% 4%
Salaries & Benefits
The following is a comprehensive list reflecting cumulative giving receipts from donors for the period of June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 and includes all gifts and pledges to annual, restricted, and endowment funds.
$100,000 and above Monica & Joe Eastin
The ISN Charitable Giving Fund
Jenney & David Gillikin Wendy & Bill Payne Vaughn Vennerberg II
$50,000 – $99,999 Whitney & Ryan Turner
$25,000 – $49,999
Kate Thomas & Roy Aneed Anonymous Alice & Michael Brown M&A Brown Family Foundation
Claire & Mark Haidar Margaret Johansen Hirsch ’89 & Brad Hirsch The Hirsch Family Foundation
$10,000 – $24,999 Julie & Sulman Ahmed Katie & David Aisner
The Marion W. Minton & Walter J. Minton Foundation Inc.
Flauren Fagadau Bender ’90 & Jason Bender Bender Family Giving Fund
Christy & Trey Brown III Sarah Lu & Matao Cao Ashley & Robert Cathey Heather & Casey Deskins ORIX Foundation
Mark Giambrone Marylene Leogier & Mark Henry Melanie & Eugene Jabbour Competitive Cameras LTD.
Gunjan & Anurag Jain
Jain Family Charitable Fund
Jennifer & Tom Karol Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Krakow Family Charitable Fund
Sarah & Jonathan Lamensdorf Carol & John Levy Carol and John Levy Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Katherine Levy ’02
Carol and John Levy Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Wendy & Henley Quadling Gowri & Alex Sharma Shanna & Marc Steen
Don-Trudy Steen Charitable Foundation
Texas Instruments Foundation
Jeanine Van Wagenen Amy & Kelcy Warren Carmen & Andy Yung
The Andrew and Carmen Yung Family Fund
$5,000 – $9,999
Beth & Eddie Ackerman ’85
Lori & Bob Bennett Tina Mahal & Raj Bhanot
Caroline & David Ackerman ’81
Kalita Beck Blessing ’69 & Ed Blessing
Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
Cindy & John Ansbach Samantha Ackerman Asch ’83 & James Asch Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
Anonymous Lindsey & Dave Beran Allison & Chris Bovard Katherine & Joe Brucchieri Sue Chu Mary McDermott Cook Elizabeth Brown ’83 & Kevin Courtney Christy & Bill Gammill AXA Foundation, Inc.
Sarah & Desmond Henry III Morgan & Scott Kennedy
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Christine Ho & Anil Koganti Billie Jean & Jay Langham Catherine & Doug MacMahon Paula Ackerman Menendez ’79 & Douglas Menendez
The Blessing Family Foundation in the Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund
Lauryn & Jason Bloom Sarah Schoellkopf Bloom ’77 & Sam Bloom Kristy & Taylor Bowen Jordan & Marty Brainerd Renee Skinner & Trey Branham III Val Reyes-Braun & Carlisle Braun Lauren Brown & Quint Brown V Lisa & Chuck Brown Shonn & Clarence Brown III Jenny & Pete Bulban Tamara & David Campbell Courtney & Dan Case Danielle & Jeff Cate Lynn Doan & Raymond Chow Sharon & Steven Clark ’88 Shannon Morse ’80 & Dan Clifford Grace Cook ’98 Emily Polito & Ryan Davies Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Kelley & Scott Parel Janelle & Alden Pinnell
Katie & Dean Dillard Katherine & Spencer Dornin Melisa & Jeff Dorrill Betsy & Richard Eiseman, Jr. Catie & Aaron Enrico Rosemary Enrico Andrea & Robert Epstein Paddy & Barry Epstein Evey & Chip Fagadau ’61
Barbara & Stan Rabin Ricki & Andy Rabin Catherine & Will Rose ’77 Mandy Dake & Chris Rowley Bisan Halum & Mike Shalabi Trudy Steen
Linda & Charlie Fenton Sarah & Tom Fenton Stephanie & Dan Fine Janelle Alcantara & Neil Fisher Amy & T.J. Frank ’93 Wendy & Paul Genender
Meredith & Barry Steinhart ’79
Ashley Geller Greene ’84 & David Greene Michelle & John Grimes, Jr. Leah & Jon Gross ’69 Maya Leibman & Robert Gross Susie Hartman & David Guedry Helena & Ed Hager III Sarah Haidar Charles Hansford Lyndsey & Scott Harper Melissa & Dalen Harrison Sabrina & Field Harrison Jennifer Heiss Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 & Jeff Helfrich
Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
The Pinnell Foundation
Don-Trudy Steen Charitable Foundation Steinhart Family Advised Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Phyllis & Ron Steinhart
Steinhart Family Advised Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Joe Urso Angelique & Ray Waddell Jane Wang Meredith & Rand Wrighton, Jr. Tinka Azurin & Mohammad Yunus Lina Zhu & Wei Zhao
$1,000 – $4,999
Cheryl & Chris Adams
Goldman, Sachs & Company
Anonymous Dia & Kelvin Baggett Heather & Ray Balestri Susie & Scott Bender
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Evey and Chip Fagadau Fund
Schwab Charitable Fund
Helfrich Family Charitable Fund
Treasure & Andy Hickman Joan & Zachary Hill Linda & Phil Hodgson Fidelity Charitable
Stephanie & Travis Hollman
Brooke & Ken Hopkins Angela & Hesam Hosseini Katie Reese & Collins Illich Leon Johnson Natalie & Mark Johnson Barrell & Jacob Jones Pratima Bakshi & Ravi Joshi Elisabeth Karpidas Panos Karpidas Susan & Bill Kennedy, Jr. Rita & Jack Klein Lisa & Peter Kraus Erica & Trey Kuppin III Leslie & Michael Lanahan June & Jason Landry Jean & Jason Larsen Madison & Caleb Lavey Pat Villareal & Tom Leatherbury Janice & Hunter Lee Liza & Will Lee Raymond James Charitable
Natalie & George Lee, Jr. Traci & Ham Lee Bronwyn & Dan Levitan Abby & George Lombardi ’68 Dan Lowrance
North Texas Community Foundation
Amanda & Lucas Martin Jan & Andrew Medland Amy & Matt Miller ’88 Patty & David Miller III Vicki & Brian Miller Lisa Alexander & Thomas Mitchell Kim & Dakon Montgomery Margaret & Jed Morse ’82 Jennifer & Jon Mosle III Meg & Kevin Nicholson Jessica & Dirk Nowitzki Susie Siller & Nick Olenec Katie & Kyle Oudt Natalie & Dirik Oudt Elizabeth & Brad Parsons Goldman, Sachs & Company
Dan Patterson Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 & Richard Pollock Kirsten & Patrick Poynor Amy & Jason Puig Monica & Toby Purdy Kristin & Ricky Rees Brooke & Rod Roberson Ali & Ben Robins Tara & Adam Ross Ashley & Tony Ruggeri ’92 Carol & Tony Ruggeri Sylvia Cespedes & Hernan Saenz III Basia Aleksander Sahadevan & Sujit Sahadevan Terri & Larry Sengbush Naisha Covarrubias Shewmake & Charles Shewmake Amanda & Charlie Shufeldt Mary & Ken Simon Katy & Randy Skattum Celenese Foundation
Nicole Ginsburg Small ’83 & Justin Small ’83
The Justin and Nicole Small Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Alex & Clayton Snodgrass Margaret Flanagan Solomon ’77 & Glenn Solomon Cinco & Chris Sorrow
Jess & Harl Asaff Amy & Murat Ayik Victoria Mitchell & Mark Backofen Trina & Corey Bailey Hari Priya Shanmugam & Suresh Balasubramanian Carol & Larry Barbour Fidelity Charitable
Probity Advisors, Inc.
Alyson & Clyde Barnard
Ericsson North America Inc.
Carrie & Josh Bays Wendy & Robin Bechtold Kathey Tobey Beddow ’63 & Bruce Beddow Leslie & David Benners Dorothy Bennett Elizabeth & Dan Benson Lloyd Bentsen IV Diana & Dave Beran Caroline & Scot Bernstein Aysegul Toptal Bilhan & Erkan Bilhan Natalie & Travis Bittner Bincy & Brock Bizzell Susan & Brett Blakey ’71 Leslie & Steve Bledsoe Naomi Bloom Jessica & Cody Boghetich Ana Bohanan Heather & Kevin Bonfield Beth & Adam Boyd Henry Boykin ’15 Karen & Jim Brainerd Lilly Albritton ’91 & Chuck Briant III Victoria Clyde & Lou Braun Mila Davis & Reggie Broussard Amanda & Aaron Brown Amy Brown ’78 Beth & Michael Brown Christin & Richard Brown III Melony & Sherman Brown IV Susan & Bill Browning Diane & Stuart Bumpas Lizzie & Joe Bumpas ’97 Sarah & Zack Burdick Meijken Westenskow & Brett Burgess Ana Fratila & Val Burlacu Bill Burton Dannye L. Butler Sandra & Luigi Carleo Marta Milian & Fred Carroll Ashley Carter ’93 Ana Casanova Christina & Chris Casey Jean & John Cate Linda Cauley Lauren & Austin Chappell Susmita & Sai Chavala Natalie Chavez Michelle Chein Tiffany & Lee Chen Mandy & Rich Childs Jacqueline Giroir Christman ’99 & Erik Christman Olivia & Cole Claiborn
Stacie & Byron Spears
Maria Riaz & Alec Stephanopoulos Caitlin & David Stinnett Kimberly & Andy Stone Bobby Sussman Candace & Max Swango ’76 Fidelity Charitable
Margaret & David Sykes Estelle & Michael Thomas Janet & Michael Tierney Jade Le & Son Tran Cynthia Trochu Rachel & Chris Trowbridge Helen Kaporis & Aris Tsiakos Julia Wignall & Enis Tuncer Gwendolyn & Richard Turcotte Mary Catherine & Joe Unis, Jr. ’96 Nicki Johnson & Jeff Valeri Louise Vigeant & Wilco van Hoogstraeten Lauren & David Van Wagenen Caroline & Jake Wagner Jaime & Steve Walkowiak Pam Wills-Ward & Mitchell Ward Lee & Ray Wareham Wareham Family Charitable Trust
Sarah & Russell Weinberg JoAnn & Babu Welch Ann & Jim White III McKinley & Brandon Wier Cass & Austen Wright Daphna & Amir Yoffe Barney Young
$1 – $999
Michelle Gielan & Shawn Achor Hongvien & Daniel Adashek LaDeitra Adkins Gela Gallardo & Arturo Aguilar Anne & Steve Alexander Kim & Antonio Allen Quinn Allen Sydney & Bobby Allen Julie Hyland Ambler ’71 & Price Ambler Stacy & Tucker Anderson Debbie & Marc Andres Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Textron Charitable Trust
Nicole Bates & Trey Angel Anonymous Tiffany & Craig Armstrong
Tiffany and Craig Armstrong Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
Martha & Nelson Arroyo 44
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
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Georgia Clarke Liana Kuperman & Carlton Clarke II Donna & Geoff Clement Cathy & Mark Cohen Jenn & Gary Cohen ’80 Staci & Glenn Cohen Ashley & John Coker Finn Collins ’14 Megahn & Seth Collins Melissa & William Collins Cindy & Bob Connolly Devon & David Conrad Tania & Pat Conroy Crystal & Taylor Cornwall Sharon & Dale Courtney Debbie Cox Christine & Kenneth Cramer, Jr. Anna Cramm ’10 Claire Cramm ’07 Hope & Gene Cramm, Jr. Angela & John~ Crates Nancy Jackson Crook ’79 & Greg Crook Kitty & Tom Cross Betsy & Bennett Cullum Liz Curlin & Danielle Dupuis Brandy & Henry Dalton Jo Davenport Julie DeLoria Sandy & Barry Diamond Kate & Nathan Dicker ’88 Lindsay Dolan ’00 Mary & Dave~ Dolan Chaitanya Tatineni & Abhilash Donepudi Stacylyn Dewey Doore ’95 & Michael Doore Doore Family Fund of Fidelity
Bethany & Robert Dow Brooke & Andrew Dowdy, Jr. Kathy & Dan Dowdy Kristine Price Dozier & Mike Dozier Sam & Tim Durst Kaitlin & Zach Ebner Susie & George Edwards III Olivia & Joseph Eklund The Elias Family Masea Ellis Ruth Engle Lisa & Gary Epstein Elayna & Casey Erick Cassie Evans Kristin & Nathan Fay Regen Horchow ’72 The Regen Horchow Fund
Caroline & Tim Finnegan Caroline & Drew Flanigan Casey Rodgers Fleming ’86 & Ross Fleming Jenifer & Peter Flynn IV Jane & Neil Foote, Jr. Adrienne Russell & Perrin Fourmy Landy & Alex Fox Dodie & Jack Foxworth II ’68 Fontaine Foxworth ’99
Sarah Frazee Mills ’01 & Daniel Mills Jessica Toumani & Dale Fresch Sam Galbraith Shelly Gammieri Kamlesh & Gobind Garg Judy & Bob Gass Caroline Olson & Matt Gentry Lara Johnson & David Gerber Jacquelyn Wilcox & Basheer Ghorayeb LeeLee Gioia Jill & Brett Giroir Giroir Family Charitable Fund
Jennifer & Greg Gladstone Brittany & Mike Glendenning Shannon Glowacki Rachel Ferdinando & Lawrence Godfrey Mayela Gonzalez Dixie Scarlett Good ’24 Taylor Cornell Good ’92 Pagett & Mike Gosslee Meg & Dave Graves Rodd Gray Monica Green Ellen & John Grimes, Sr. Haley Haymes Guerin ’96 & Jared Guerin Angela & Stan Guillory Olga Bograd & Kyle Gummelt Priya Rahela & Vikesh Gumpalli Ute & Rolf Haberecht
Rolf R. Haberecht Fund of Communities Foundation
Jayne Coleman & Jim Hakert Buffie & Andrew Halle Marilyn Halpin Suntrea & Matt Hammer Rita & Michael Han Cindy & Brian Hanson Alexandra Schnee & Bob Hanson Tania & Kevin Hardage Sara & Stephen Harder Kendra & John Hardin Michelle & James Hardt Jasmine & John Harris Sarah & Mike Hasenauer Kim & Hudson Henley Evangeline & Rob Heppenstall IV Jac Sterling & Preston Herold Debbie & Jonathan Herskovitz Lillian & Greg Hessel Meredith Hessel ’08 Tommy Hessel ’09 Taylor & Chase Hill Elissa & Stan Hirschman Courtney & Clay Hodges Clayton Hollingsworth Terrelia Hosey Olivette & Alan Hubler Corinne & Clay Hufft Jane Rozelle Humphrey ’95 & Matt Humphrey Cathey & Don Humphreys Molly & Colin Igoe ~
CUMULATIVE GIVING Grant Illes ’98 Sandra & Rick Illes, Jr. Melissa & Drew Ireland Adrienne & Brent Jackson ’84 Fran & Don Jackson Melody Ayeli & Keith Jafari Sonia Garg & Chennakeshava Joga Gayle Johansen Christine & R.J. Johnson Dianne & Zachary Johnson Marietta Johnson Patti Johnson Ronald Jones Fidelity Charitable
Emily Forman Jourdan ’75 Andrew Jury ’02 Ann Frances & Cliff Jury Megan & Ricky Kalra Priscilla Beshears & David Kellogg IV Pam & Tom Kennedy, Sr. Rebecca Hamilton & Allan King Lisa & Matt Kirby Mirjam & Chris Kirk Chris & Mirjam Kirk Donor Advised Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Stephanie & Scott Kirkham Cynthia Philipson Klein ’68 & Benjamin Klein Cyndi & Dan Knudsen Grace Knudson ’13 Karen & Bob Knudson Sharadha Sankararaman & Sudheer Kodem Finley Harbaugh Konrade ’93 & Eric Konrade Shari & Andy Krage Tricia & Jim Krohn Paige & Tom Kuchler Lauren Brown Kupor ’92 & Gregg Kupor Neelima & Rahim Kurji Irene & Eric Kusin Melissa & Craig Lackey Eleanor Laney Amy Lang Philip Lang Laura Lavender Ashley & Sam Leake, Jr. ’79 Catherine & Jeff Lee Lauren & Ty Lee Nick Leggatt Coleta & Joe Lewis Kelly & Charles Lipscomb Brittany & Neal Lober Tamesha & Damon Logan Joe Lola Eric Lombardi ’73 Caroline & Mario Lopez Elizabeth & Matt Lucas Candy MacMahon Jill & Brent Magnuson Amy & Peter Malin Neha & Arun Mamtani Valeria Calvo & Manuel Martinez Jezabel Guadalupe & Jose Luis Mata Pat Mattingly
Mary Ann May Andrew McCleskey Karen & Randall McCleskey Kristen & Brian McCool Sue McCullough Eva & Peter McKee Anna Benefiel & John McKenzie III Rashida & Chris McKnight Elizabeth & Darin McNeil Leslie Meritt Pam & Carter Meyer Uma Annamalai & Arun Meyyappan Catherine & Rajesh Michael Roshni & Amit Mirchandani Amy & Brian Mitts Susan Moore ’81 Vijaya & Satya Movva Judith & David Mullens Marynell Murphy Nicole Musselman Marjan Naimi Stephanie & Omar Nawaz Neha & Sam Nayyar Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94 Nathan Nelson Chris Nettune ’93 Barbara & Bud Nichols, Jr. Libbie & Bill Nylin, Jr. Lindsey & Jason Obenhaus Patti & Dick Obenhaus Margaret Oden Chloe Oeschger ’18 Ellen & Marc Oeschger Heather Roseberry & Nathan Ohler Pam & Ken O’Krent Maria Then & Henrik Olund Anita Orozco Theresa Overall Jordan Palefsky Scott Palmer Susan Palmer Rita Ne & Chad Park Jennifer & Winfred Parnell Divya & Keyur Patel Niki & Tapan Patel Nova & Lincoln Patel Priya Sureddi Patel & Sunny Patel Roshani & Rupe Patel Shilpa & Satin Patel Jeff Peck III Janel & Danny Perez Lakeshia & Chris Peters Tully & Dan Phillips Laura & Lloyd Pierson Bianca Reyna & Aaron Pirouznia Bryson Pogue Justine & Chaz Pokorski Rebecca & Will Posten Savannah Seifert Poston ’03 Jen Wallace ’94 & Todd Pustilnick Joan & Ken Raff Nafisa & Asif Rahman Bala & Raj Ramanan Lali & Jon Rambeau Vicki Raney Jen & Ravi Ratan
Megan & Brian Ratcliff Basma & Asif Raza Sarah Pearson Reidy ’90 & Tim Reidy Leanne & Mark Reiter Lori & Bryan Reyes Barbara Rinas Kathy Ritz Charlene Rivera Deanna Rivera Christi & John Rodakis Tiffany Hamil & Dennis Rogers Damariz Rojo Debbi Levy Rothschild ’74 & Barry Rothschild Grace Rovner ’01 Hope Rovner ’07 Tracy & Michael Roybal Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’75 & Bobby Rubarts Kelly & Camner Rubin Dana Rumbauskas Maria & Bryan Rutledge Kimberly & Ryan Sabel Nina & Decker Sachse Hira Saiyed & Imad Salahuddin Gabriela Saldana Parkes Shannon Schaul ’89 Jill Schroeter Rachel & Josh Schumann Elisha & Jason Scott April & David Seeds Elida Dakoli & Jon Seib David Seyer Alexander Shadle ’16 Christian Shadle ’13 Isabella Shadle ’11 Maria Reyes & Todd Shadle Azra Zafar & Zafar Sheikh Cheryl & Greg Shulman Joyce Chan & Andrew Simon Courtney & Jeff Sinelli Suma & Ravi Singh Helen Skalniak Nancy & Jim Skochdopole Communities Foundation of Texas
Lil & Greg Smith Debbie & Don Snell Cat & Gary Socha Lexi & Ben Sonnier Amy & Steve Sowell Polly & George Spencer, Jr. Ynetta & Dwayne Spencer Shelby & Cliff Stanley Tony Starfield Shayna Starr Gretchen Champion & Paul Staveteig Kaili & Ed Stehel, Jr. Lisa Marais & Eric Steinhoff Nicole & Trent Stephenson Denise & Chris Stewart ’83 Ella Stewart ’18 Casey Stoltz Tricia Wilson & Bill Stonaker Laurel & Lang Stone ’94
Jody Stout Ginny & John Summers Janie & Tom Summers Kathryn & John Szwejkowski The Tandon Family Linda & Derek Tarlecki Reagan Tate Shelly Wang & Johan Thio Chalon Clark & Richard Thomas Jaya Mathew & Amit Thomas Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 & Stewart Thomas Mika & Nathan Thomas Fidelma & Daniel Titus Laura & Mark Tortorella Nini Nguyen & Loc Truong Kendall Tucker ’02 Jean Claire Turcotte Beth Balisteri Unis ’68 & Joe Unis, Sr. Jay Valentine Jessica & Jason Varela Patricia & John Vermillion Kathryn Nelson ’93 & Alan Vojtech Jorie & Brian Wages Chris & John Wagner Becky & Brandon Walker Lindsay & Brad Wallace ’93 Harianne & David Wallenstein Marc Wallenstein ’90 Elizabeth Walsh ’12 Janice & Gary Walsh Rachel & Steve Walsh Jennifer Goolsby Walters ’91 & Kyle Walters Lisa & Stephen Wardlaw Braden Wayne ’95 Kira Epler & Stuart Weinman Kandi & Mark Weisbart Lyndsey & Jonathan Welch Amy & Greg Weselka Bill Wetsel Catherine & Jack Wetzel Christina & Allen White ’89 Leslie Whitfield Stephanie & Patrik Wibom Debbie & David Wiggans Paul Wignall Karen Wilbur Allison & Mark Williams Vivian & Eugene Williams Megan & Trey Wilson III Sherry & Robert Wilson Emily Wisner ’04 Peggy & Rory Wisner Goldman, Sachs & Company
Christie Whitten & Brandt Wood Debby & Paul Wreford Carrie Wright Katherine Rochelle Wyker ’98 & Austin Wyker Lavanya Inampudi & Chow Yanamadala Anne Yarbrough ’81 Irma Yowell Alissa Fagadau Zachary ’93 & Jordan Zachary Erin & Joe Zopolsky ’84
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ANNUAL GIVING DONORS BY RECOGNITION LEVEL The following is a comprehensive list reflecting giving receipts from donors for the period of June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 and includes all gifts to the Lamplighter Fund and Alumni Faculty Salary Support Fund.
Luminary Beacon $25,000 and above Alice & Michael Brown
M&A Brown Family Foundation
Monica & Joe Eastin
The ISN Charitable Giving Fund
Claire & Mark Haidar Whitney & Ryan Turner
Luminary Illuminator $15,000 - $24,999
Julie & Sulman Ahmed Kate Thomas & Roy Aneed Anonymous Sarah & Jonathan Lamensdorf Wendy & Bill Payne Shanna & Marc Steen
Don-Trudy Steen Charitable Foundation
Jeanine Van Wagenen
Luminary Torchbearer $8,000 - $14,999 Katie & David Aisner
The Marion W. Minton & Walter J. Minton
Texas Instruments Foundation
Jenney & David Gillikin Sarah Henry & Desmond Henry III Margaret Johansen Hirsch ’89 & Brad Hirsch Melanie & Eugene Jabbour Jennifer & Tom Karol Morgan & Scott Kennedy Billie Jean & Jay Langham Catherine & Doug MacMahon Paula Ackerman Menendez ’79 & Douglas Menendez
Stephanie & Dan Fine Janelle Alcantara & Neil Fisher Amy & T.J. Frank ’93 Wendy & Paul Genender
AXA Foundation Inc.
Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
Kelley & Scott Parel Janelle & Alden Pinnell The Pinnell Foundation
Catherine & Will Rose ’77 Trudy Steen
Don-Trudy Steen Charitable Foundation
Joe Urso Jane Wang Meredith & Rand Wrighton, Jr. Tinka Azurin & Mohammad Yunus Lina Zhu & Wei Zhao
Sarah Lu & Matao Cao Marylene Leogier & Mark Henry Gunjan & Anurag Jain Wendy & Henley Quadling Jean-Louis Trochu Angelique & Ray Waddell Amy & Kelcy Warren Carmen & Andy Yung Fidelity Charitable
Luminary Candle Lighter $5,000 - $7,999 Beth & Eddie Ackerman ’85
Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
Caroline & David Ackerman ’81 Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
Anonymous Cindy & John Ansbach Samantha Ackerman Asch ’83 & James Asch Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation
Flauren Fagadau Bender ’90 & Jason Bender Bender Family Giving Fund
Lindsey & Dave Beran Allison & Chris Bovard Christy & Trey Brown III Katherine & Joe Brucchieri Sue Chu Sharon & Steven Clark ’88 46
The Enrico Foundation
Mary McDermott Cook Elizabeth Brown ’83 & Kevin Courtney Christy & Bill Gammill
Texas Instruments Foundation
Luminary Member $1,750 - $4,999
Anonymous Dia & Kelvin Baggett Heather & Ray Balestri Susie & Scott Bender Lori & Bob Bennett Tina Mahal & Raj Bhanot Lauryn & Jason Bloom Sarah Schoellkopf Bloom ’77 & Sam Bloom Kristy & Taylor Bowen Jordan & Marty Brainerd Val Reyes-Braun & Carlisle Braun Lauren & Quint Brown V Lisa & Chuck Brown Jenny & Pete Bulban Tamara & David Campbell Courtney & Dan Case Danielle & Jeff Cate Ashley & Robert Cathey Lynn Doan & Raymond Chow Grace Cook ’98 Emily Polito & Ryan Davies Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Heather & Casey Deskins Katherine & Spencer Dornin Betsy & Richard Eiseman, Jr. Catie & Aaron Enrico
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The Enrico Foundation
Paddy & Barry Epstein Evey & Chip Fagadau ’61 Evey and Chip Fagadau Fund
Schwab Charitable Fund
Mark Giambrone Ashley Geller Greene ’84 & David Greene Maya Leibman & Robert Gross Susie Hartman & David Guedry Treasure & Andy Hickman Joan & Zachary Hill Linda & Phil Hodgson Brooke & Ken Hopkins Angela & Hesam Hosseini Katie Reese & Collins Illich Leon Johnson Barrell & Jacob Jones Susan & Bill Kennedy, Jr. Rita & Jack Klein Christine Ho & Anil Koganti Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Erica & Trey Kuppin III June & Jason Landry Jean & Jason Larsen Janice & Hunter Lee Liza & Will Lee Traci & Ham Lee Bronwyn & Dan Levitan Carol & John Levy Dan Lowrance Amanda & Lucas Martin Jan & Andrew Medland Amy & Matt Miller ’88 Patty & David Miller III Vicki & Brian Miller Lisa Alexander & Thomas Mitchell Kim & Dakon Montgomery Margaret & Jed Morse ’82 Jennifer & Jon Mosle III Meg & Kevin Nicholson Susie Siller & Nick Olenec Katie & Kyle Oudt Natalie & Dirik Oudt Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 & Richard Pollock Kirsten & Patrick Poynor Amy & Jason Puig Kristin & Ricky Rees Brooke & Rod Roberson Ali & Ben Robins Tara & Adam Ross
Sylvia Cespedes & Hernan Saenz III Gowri & Alex Sharma Amanda & Charlie Shufeldt Mary & Ken Simon Katy & Randy Skattum Nicole Ginsburg Small ’83 & Justin Small ’83 The Justin and Nicole Small Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Alex & Clayton Snodgrass Margaret Flanagan Solomon ’77 & Glenn Solomon Cinco & Chris Sorrow Stacie & Byron Spears Maria Riaz & Alec Stephanopoulos Caitlin & David Stinnett Kimberly & Andy Stone Bobby Sussman Margaret & David Sykes Estelle & Michael Thomas Janet & Michael Tierney Rachel & Chris Trowbridge Gwendolyn & Richard Turcotte Mary Catherine & Joe Unis, Jr. ’96 Nicki Johnson & Jeff Valeri Louise Vigeant & Wilco van Hoogstraeten Jaime & Steve Walkowiak Pam Wills-Ward & Mitchell Ward Sarah & Russell Weinberg JoAnn & Babu Welch Ann & Jim White III McKinley & Brandon Wier Daphna & Amir Yoffe Barney Young
The 1953 Club $500 - $1,749
Cheryl & Chris Adams Kim & Antonio Allen Stacy & Tucker Anderson Nicole Bates & Trey Angel Anonymous Tiffany & Craig Armstrong Victoria Mitchell & Mark Backofen Carol & Larry Barbour Fidelity Charitable
Dorothy Bennett Susan & Brett Blakey ’71 Kalita Beck Blessing ’69 & Ed Blessing Beth & Adam Boyd Renee Skinner & Trey Branham III Lilly Albritton ’91 & Chuck Briant III Amanda & Aaron Brown Christin & Richard Brown III Melony & Sherman Brown IV Shonn & Clarence Brown III Diane & Stuart Bumpas Meijken Westenskow
ANNUAL GIVING DONORS BY RECOGNITION LEVEL & Brett Burgess Christina & Chris Casey Linda Cauley Tiffany & Lee Chen Shannon Morse ’80 & Dan Clifford Cathy & Mark Cohen Ashley & John Coker Devon & David Conrad Angela Crates Katie & Dean Dillard Chaitanya Tatineni & Abhilash Donepudi Stacylyn Dewey Doore ’95 & Michael Doore Doore Family Fund of Fidelity
Melisa & Jeff Dorrill Bethany & Robert Dow Sam & Tim Durst Andrea & Robert Epstein Linda & Charlie Fenton Sarah & Tom Fenton Dodie & Jack Foxworth II ’68 Judy & Bob Gass Meg & Dave Graves Michelle & John Grimes, Jr. Leah & Jon Gross ’69 Haley Haymes Guerin ’96 & Jared Guerin Angela & Stan Guillory Olga Bograd & Kyle Gummelt Ute & Rolf Haberecht
Ute and Rolf Haberecht Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas
Helena & Ed Hager III Sarah Haidar Buffie & Andrew Halle Suntrea & Matt Hammer Alexandra Schnee & Bob Hanson Cindy & Brian Hanson Sara & Stephen Harder Lyndsey & Scott Harper Melissa & Dalen Harrison Sabrina & Field Harrison Jennifer Heiss Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 & Jeff Helfrich Helfrich Family Charitable Fund
Courtney & Clay Hodges Stephanie & Travis Hollman Grant Illes ’98 Sandra & Rick Illes, Jr. Fran & Don Jackson Natalie & Mark Johnson Pratima Bakshi & Ravi Joshi Emily Foreman Jourdan ’75 Ann Frances & Cliff Jury Elisabeth Karpidas Panos Karpidas Rebecca Hamilton & Allan King Lisa & Matt Kirby Mirjam & Chris Kirk Chris and Mirjam Kirk Donor Advised Fund of The Dallas Foundation
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& Sudheer Kodem Lisa & Peter Kraus Melissa & Craig Lackey Leslie & Michael Lanahan Madison & Caleb Lavey Pat Villareal & Tom Leatherbury Catherine & Jeff Lee Lauren & Ty Lee Natalie & George Lee, Jr. Brittany & Neal Lober Tamesha & Damon Logan Abby & George Lombardi ’68 Jill & Brent Magnuson Valeria Calvo & Manuel Martinez Elizabeth & Darin McNeil Vijaya & Satya Movva Judith & David Mullens Neha & Sam Nayyar Chris Nettune ’93 Jessica & Dirk Nowitzki Elizabeth & Brad Parsons Niki & Tapan Patel Laura & Lloyd Pierson Megan & Brian Ratcliff Deanna Rivera Tiffany Hamil & Dennis Rogers Mandy Dake & Chris Rowley Ashley & Tony Ruggeri ’92 Carol & Tony Ruggeri Kimberly & Ryan Sabel Nina & Decker Sachse Basia Aleksander Sahadevan & Sujit Sahadevan Elida Dakoli & Jon Seib Terri & Larry Sengbush Bisan Halum & Mike Shalabi Azra Zafar & Zafar Sheikh Naisha & Charles Shewmake Nancy & Jim Skochdopole Communities Foundation of Texas
Debbie & Don Snell Cat & Gary Socha Candace & Max Swango ’76 Fidelity Charitable
The Tandon Family Shelly Wang & Johan Thio Jaya Mathew & Amit Thomas Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 & Stewart Thomas Mika & Nathan Thomas Laura & Mark Tortorella Jade Le & Son Tran Nini Nguyen & Loc Truong Helen Kaporis & Aris Tsiakos Julia Wignall & Enis Tuncer Jean Claire Turcotte Beth Balisteri Unis ’68 & Joe Unis, Sr. Lauren & David Van Wagenen Caroline & Jake Wagner Harianne & David Wallenstein Lisa & Stephen Wardlaw Lee & Ray Wareham Wareham Family Charitable Trust
Braden Wayne ’95
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Allison & Mark Williams Sherry & Robert Wilson Cass & Austen Wright Katherine Rochelle Wyker ’98 & Austin Wyker Mark Foundation
Alissa Fagadau Zachary ’93 & Jordan Zachary
The Lantern Club $1 - $499
Michelle Gielan & Shawn Achor Hongvien & Daniel Adashek LaDeitra Adkins Gela Gallardo & Arturo Aguilar Anne & Steve Alexander Quinn Allen Sydney & Bobby Allen Julie Hyland Ambler ’71 & Price Ambler Debbie & Marc Andres Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Anonymous Martha & Nelson Arroyo Jess & Harl Asaff Amy & Murat Ayik Trina & Corey Bailey Hari Priya Shanmugam & Suresh Balasubramanian Alyson & Clyde Barnard Carrie & Josh Bays Wendy & Robin Bechtold Kathey Tobey Beddow ’63 & Bruce Beddow Leslie & David Benners Elizabeth & Dan Benson Lloyd Bentsen IV Diana & Dave Beran Caroline & Scot Bernstein Aysegul Toptal Bilhan & Erkan Bilhan Natalie & Travis Bittner Bincy & Brock Bizzell Leslie & Steve Bledsoe Naomi Bloom Jessica & Cody Boghetich Ana Bohanan Heather & Kevin Bonfield Henry Boykin ’15 Karen & Jim Brainerd Victoria Clyde & Lou Braun Mila Davis & Reggie Broussard Amy Brown ’78 Beth & Michael Brown Susan & Bill Browning Lizzie & Joe Bumpas ’97 Sarah & Zack Burdick Ana Fratila & Val Burlacu Bill Burton Dannye L. Butler Sandra & Luigi Carleo Marta Milian & Fred Carroll Ashley Carter ’93 Ana Casanova
Jean & John Cate Lauren & Austin Chappell Susmita & Sai Chavala Natalie Chavez Michelle Chein Mandy & Rich Childs Jacqueline Giroir Christman ’99 & Erik Christman Olivia & Cole Claiborn Georgia Clarke Liana Kuperman & Carlton Clarke II Donna & Geoff Clement Jenn & Gary Cohen ’80 Staci & Glenn Cohen Finn Collins ’14 Megahn & Seth Collins Melissa & William Collins Cindy & Bob Connolly Crystal & Taylor Cornwall Sharon & Dale Courtney Debbie Cox Christine & Kenneth Cramer, Jr. Anna Cramm ’10 Claire Cramm ’07 Hope & Gene Cramm, Jr. Nancy Jackson Crook ’79 & Greg Crook Kitty & Tom Cross Betsy & Bennett Cullum Liz Curlin & Danielle Dupuis Brandy & Henry Dalton Jo Davenport Julie DeLoria Kate & Nathan Dicker ’88 Lindsay Dolan ’00 Mary & Dave~ Dolan Kathy & Dan Dowdy Kristine Price Dozier & Mike Dozier Kaitlin & Zach Ebner Susie & George Edwards III Olivia & Joseph Eklund The Elias Family Masea Ellis Ruth Engle Lisa & Gary Epstein Elayna & Casey Erick Cassie Evans Kristin & Nathan Fay Regen Horchow ’72 The Regen Horchow Fund
Caroline & Tim Finnegan Caroline & Drew Flanigan Casey Rodgers Fleming ’86 & Ross Fleming Jenifer & Peter Flynn IV Jane & Neil Foote, Jr. Adrienne Russell & Perrin Fourmy Landy & Alex Fox Fontaine Foxworth ’99 Jessica Toumani & Dale Fresch Sam Galbraith Shelly Gammieri Kamlesh & Gobind Garg ~
ANNUAL GIVING DONORS BY RECOGNITION LEVEL Caroline Olson & Matt Gentry Lara Johnson & David Gerber Jacquelyn Wilcox & Basheer Ghorayeb LeeLee Gioia Jill & Brett Giroir Giroir Family Charitable Fund
Jennifer & Greg Gladstone Brittany & Mike Glendenning Shannon Glowacki Rachel Ferdinando & Lawrence Godfrey Mayela Gonzalez Dixie Scarlett Good ’24 Taylor Cornell Good ’92 Pagett & Mike Gosslee Monica Green Ellen & John Grimes, Sr. Priya Rahela & Vikesh Gumpalli Jayne Coleman & Jim Hakert Bob Halpin, Sr. Marilyn Halpin Rita & Michael Han Tania & Kevin Hardage Kendra & John Hardin Michelle & James Hardt Jasmine & John Harris Sarah & Mike Hasenauer Kim & Hudson Henley Evangeline Heppenstall & Rob Heppenstall IV Jac Sterling & Preston Herold Debbie & Jonathan Herskovitz Lillian & Greg Hessel Meredith Hessel ’08 Tommy Hessel ’09 Taylor & Chase Hill Elissa & Stan Hirschman Clayton Hollingsworth Olivette & Alan Hubler Jane Rozelle Humphrey ’95 & Matt Humphrey Cathey & Don Humphreys Molly & Colin Igoe Adrienne & Brent Jackson ’84 Melody Ayeli & Keith Jafari Sonia Garg & Chennakeshava Joga Gayle Johansen Christine & R.J. Johnson Dianne & Zachary Johnson Patti Johnson Marietta Johnson Ronald Jones Fidelity Charitable
Andrew Jury ’02 Megan & Ricky Kalra Priscilla Beshears & David Kellogg IV Pam & Tom Kennedy, Sr. Stephanie & Scott Kirkham Cynthia Philipson Klein ’68 & Benjamin Klein Cyndi & Dan Knudsen Grace Knudson ’13 Karen & Bob Knudson 50
Finley Harbaugh Konrade ’93 & Eric Konrade Shari & Andy Krage Tricia & Jim Krohn Paige & Tom Kuchler Lauren Brown Kupor ’92 & Gregg Kupor Neelima & Rahim Kurji Irene & Eric Kusin Eleanor Laney Amy Lang Philip Lang Laura Lavender Ashley & Sam Leake, Jr. ’79 Nick Leggatt Coleta & Joe Lewis Joe Lola Eric Lombardi ’73 Caroline & Mario Lopez Elizabeth & Matt Lucas Candy MacMahon Amy & Peter Malin Jezabel Guadalupe & Jose Luis Mata Pat Mattingly Mary Ann May Andrew McCleskey Karen & Randall McCleskey Kristen & Brian McCool Sue McCullough Eva & Peter McKee Anna Benefiel & John McKenzie III Rashida & Chris McKnight Leslie Meritt Pam & Carter Meyer Uma Annamalai & Arun Meyyappan Catherine & Rajesh Michael Sarah Frazee Mills ’01 & Daniel Mills Roshni & Amit Mirchandani Amy & Brian Mitts Susan Moore ’81 Marynell Murphy Nicole Musselman Marjan Naimi Stephanie & Omar Nawaz Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94 Nathan Nelson Barbara & Bud Nichols, Jr. Libbie & Bill Nylin, Jr. Lindsey & Jason Obenhaus Patti & Dick Obenhaus Margaret Oden Chloe Oeschger ’18 Ellen & Marc Oeschger Heather Roseberry & Nathan Ohler Pam & Ken O’Krent Maria Then & Henrik Olund Anita Orozco Theresa Overall Jordan Palefsky
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Joni & Scott Palmer ’93 Susan Palmer Rita Ne & Chad Park Jennifer & Winfred Parnell Divya & Keyur Patel Nova & Lincoln Patel Priya Sureddi Patel & Sunny Patel Roshani & Rupe Patel Shilpa & Satin Patel Jeff Peck III Janel & Danny Perez Lakeshia & Chris Peters Tully & Dan Phillips Bryson Pogue Justine & Chaz Pokorski Savannah Seifert Poston ’03 Rebecca & Will Posten Jen Wallace ’94 & Todd Pustilnick John Putegnat Joan & Ken Raff Nafisa & Asif Rahman Bala & Raj Ramanan Lali & Jon Rambeau Vicki Raney Jen & Ravi Ratan Basma & Asif Raza Sarah Pearson Reidy ’90 & Tim Reidy Leanne & Mark Reiter Lori & Bryan Reyes Bianca Reyna & Aaron Pirouznia Barbara Rinas Kathy Ritz Charlene Rivera Christi & John Rodakis Damariz Rojo Debbi Levy Rothschild ’74 & Barry Rothschild Grace Rovner ’01 Hope Rovner ’07 Tracy & Michael Roybal Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’75 & Bobby Rubarts Kelly & Camner Rubin Dana Rumbauskas Maria & Bryan Rutledge Hira Saiyed & Imad Salahuddin Gabriela Saldana Parkes Shannon Schaul ’89 Jill Schroeter Rachel & Josh Schumann Elisha & Jason Scott April & David Seeds David Seyer Alexander Shadle ’16 Christian Shadle ’13 Isabella Shadle ’11 Maria Reyes & Todd Shadle Cheryl & Greg Shulman Joyce Chan & Andrew Simon Suma & Ravi Singh Helen Skalniak Lil & Greg Smith Lexi & Ben Sonnier
Amy & Steve Sowell Polly & George Spencer, Jr. Ynetta & Dwayne Spencer Shelby & Cliff Stanley Tony Starfield Shayna Starr Gretchen Champion & Paul Staveteig Kaili & Ed Stehel, Jr. Lisa Marais & Eric Steinhoff Nicole & Trent Stephenson Denise & Chris Stewart ’83 Ella Stewart ’18 Casey Stoltz Tricia Wilson & Bill Stonaker Laurel & Lang Stone ’94 Jody Stout Ginny & John Summers Janie & Tom Summers Kathryn & John Szwejkowski Linda & Derek Tarlecki Reagan Tate Chalon Clark & Richard Thomas Fidelma & Daniel Titus Kendall Tucker ’02 Jay Valentine Jessica & Jason Varela Patricia & John Vermillion Kathryn Nelson ’93 & Alan Vojtech Jorie & Brian Wages Chris & John Wagner Becky & Brandon Walker Lindsay & Brad Wallace ’93 Marc Wallenstein ’90 Elizabeth Walsh ’12 Janice & Gary Walsh Rachel & Steve Walsh Jennifer Goolsby Walters ’91 & Kyle Walters Kira Epler & Stuart Weinman Kandi & Mark Weisbart Lyndsey & Jonathan Welch Amy & Greg Weselka Bill Wetsel Catherine & Jack Wetzel Christina & Allen White ’89 Leslie Whitfield Stephanie & Patrik Wibom Debbie & David Wiggans Paul Wignall Karen Wilbur Vivian & Eugene Williams Megan & Trey Wilson III Emily Wisner ’04 Peggy & Rory Wisner Christie Whitten & Brandt Wood Debby & Paul Wreford Carrie Wright Lavanya Inampudi & Chow Yanamadala Anne Yarbrough ’81 Irma Yowell Erin & Joe Zopolsky ’84
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DONORS BY CONSTITUENCY
The following is a comprehensive list reflecting cumulative giving from individual donors for the period June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, sorted by constituency type. It includes cash contributions to annual, restricted, capital, and endowed funds.
ALUMNI DONORS BY DECADE
Anonymous Kathey Tobey Beddow ’63 & Bruce Beddow Kalita Beck Blessing ’69 & Ed Blessing Evey & Chip Fagadau ’61 Dodie & Jack Foxworth II ’68 Leah & Jon Gross ’69 Cynthia Philipson Klein ’68 & Benjamin Klein Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Abby & George Lombardi ’68 Beth Balisteri Unis ’68 & Joe Unis, Sr.
Julie Hyland Ambler ’71 & Price Ambler Susan & Brett Blakey ’71 Sarah Schoellkopf Bloom ’77 & Sam Bloom Amy Brown ’78 Nancy Jackson Crook ’79 & Greg Crook Regen Horchow ’72 Emily Forman Jourdan ’75 Ashley & Sam Leake ’79 Eric Lombardi ’73 Paula Ackerman Menendez ’79 & Douglas Menendez Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 & Richard Pollock Catherine & Will Rose ’77 Debbi Levy Rothschild ’74 & Barry Rothschild
Cary-Elisa Briggle Rubarts ’75 & Bobby Rubarts Margaret Flanagan Solomon ’77 & Glenn Solomon Candace & Max Swango ’76 Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 & Stewart Thomas
Caroline & David Ackerman ’81 Beth & Eddie Ackerman ’85 Samantha Ackerman Asch ’83 & James Asch Sharon & Steven Clark ’88 Shannon Morse ’80 & Dan Clifford Jenn & Gary Cohen ’80 Elizabeth Brown ’83 & Kevin Courtney Kate & Nathan Dicker ’88 Casey Rodgers Fleming ’86 & Ross Fleming Ashley Geller Greene ’84 & David Greene Margaret Johansen Hirsch ’89 & Brad Hirsch Adrienne & Brent Jackson ’84 Amy & Matt Miller ’88 Susan Moore ’81 Margaret & Jed Morse ’82 Shannon Schaul ’89 Nicole Ginsburg Small ’83 & Justin Small ’83 Denise & Chris Stewart ’83 Christina & Allen White ’89 Anne Yarbrough ’81 Erin & Joe Zopolsky ’84
Flauren Fagadau Bender ’90 & Jason Bender Lilly Albritton ’91 & Chuck Briant III Lizzie & Joe Bumpas ’97 Ashley Carter ’93 Jacqueline Giroir Christman ’99 & Erik Christman Grace Cook ’98 Stacylyn Dewey Doore ’95 & Michael Doore Fontaine Foxworth ’99 Amy & T.J. Frank ’93 Taylor Cornell Good ’92 Haley Haymes Guerin ’96 & Jared Guerin Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 & Jeff Helfrich Jane Rozelle Humphrey ’95 & Matt Humphrey Grant Illes ’98 Finley Harbaugh Konrade ’93 & Eric Konrade Lauren Brown Kupor ’92 & Gregg Kupor Sarah Frazee Mills ’01 & Daniel Mills Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94 Chris Nettune ’93 Joni & Scott Palmer ’93 Christine & Travis Phelan ’91 Jen Wallace ’94 & Todd Pustilnick Sarah Pearson Reidy ’90 & Tim Reidy Ashley & Tony Ruggeri ’92
Laurel & Lang Stone ’94 Mary Catherine & Joe Unis, Jr. ’96 Kathryn Nelson ’93 & Alan Vojtech Lindsay & Brad Wallace ’93 Marc Wallenstein ’90 Jennifer Goolsby Walters ’91 & Kyle Walters Braden Wayne ’95 Katherine Rochelle Wyker ’98 & Austin Wyker Alissa Fagadau Zachary ’93 & Jordan Zachary
Claire Cramm ’07 Lindsay Dolan ’00 Sarah Frazee ’01 Meredith Hessel ’08 Tommy Hessel ’09 Andrew Jury ’02 Savannah Seifert Poston ’03 Grace Rovner ’01 Hope Rovner ’07 Kendall Tucker ’02
Henry Boykin ’15 Finn Collins ’14 Anna Cramm ’10 Grace Knudson ’13 Chloe Oeschger ’18 Alexander Shadle ’16 Christian Shadle ’13 Isabella Shadle ’11 Ella Stewart ’18 Elizabeth Walsh ’12
PARENTS OF ALUMNI Stacy & Tucker Anderson Debbie & Marc Andres Martha & Nelson Arroyo Trina & Corey Bailey Heather & Ray Balestri Leslie & David Benners Caroline & Scot Bernstein Susan & Brett Blakey ’71 Sarah Schoellkopf Bloom ’77 & Sam Bloom Allison & Chris Bovard Alice & Michael Brown Beth & Michael Brown Lisa & Chuck Brown Shonn & Clarence Brown III Jenny & Pete Bulban Diane & Stuart Bumpas Tamara & David Campbell Marta Milian & Fred Carroll Ashley Carter ’93 Shannon Morse ’80 & Dan Clifford Cathy & Mark Cohen Melissa & William Collins Mary McDermott Cook Hope & Gene Cramm, Jr. Angela & John~ Crates Kitty & Tom Cross Betsy & Bennett Cullum Sandy & Barry Diamond Mary & Dave~ Dolan Sam & Tim Durst Betsy & Richard Eiseman, Jr. Evey & Chip Fagadau ’61 Jenifer & Peter Flynn IV Jane & Neil Foote, Jr. Dodie & Jack Foxworth II ’68 Wendy & Paul Genender
Lara Johnson & David Gerber Jacquelyn Wilcox & Basheer Ghorayeb Jill & Brett Giroir Laura Chapuis & Ed Goff III Meg & Dave Graves Michelle & John Grimes, Jr. Maya Leibman & Robert Gross Ute & Rolf Haberecht Jayne Coleman & Jim Hakert Marilyn Halpin Cindy & Brian Hanson Tania & Kevin Hardage Kim & Hudson Henley Lillian & Greg Hessel Linda & Phil Hodgson Olivette & Alan Hubler Corinne & Clay Hufft Sandra & Rick Illes, Jr. Fran & Don Jackson Gayle Johansen Marietta Johnson Ronald Jones Ann Frances & Cliff Jury Jennifer & Tom Karol Rebecca Hamilton & Allan King Mirjam & Chris Kirk Rita & Jack Klein Karen & Bob Knudson Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Lisa & Peter Kraus Tricia & Jim Krohn Neelima & Rahim Kurji Leslie & Michael Lanahan Eleanor Laney Ashley & Sam Leake, Jr. ’79
Pat Villareal & Tom Leatherbury Carol & John Levy Joe Lola Caroline & Mario Lopez Natalie & Jason Lu Jill & Brent Magnuson Amy & Peter Malin Mary Ann May Pam & Carter Meyer Rory & Howard Meyers Uma Annamalai & Arun Meyyappan Patty & David Miller III Vicki & Brian Miller Amy & Brian Mitts Jennifer & Jon Mosle III Nicole Musselman Barbara & Bud Nichols, Jr. Ellen & Marc Oeschger Susan Palmer Nova & Lincoln Patel Dan Patterson Wendy & Bill Payne Lakeshia & Chris Peters Kristine Doan & Tim Phu Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 & Richard Pollock Rebecca & Will Posten Monica & Toby Purdy Ricki & Andy Rabin Joan & Ken Raff Lali & Jon Rambeau Jen & Ravi Ratan Kristin & Ricky Rees Leanne & Mark Reiter Catherine & Will Rose ’77 Mandy Dake & Chris Rowley
Tracy & Michael Roybal Carol & Tony Ruggeri Rachel & Josh Schumann Maria Reyes & Todd Shadle Gowri & Alex Sharma Nancy & Jim Skochdopole Nicole Ginsburg Small ’83 & Justin Small ’83 Lil & Greg Smith Gretchen Champion & Paul Staveteig Meredith & Barry Steinhart ’77 Phyllis & Ron Steinhart Denise & Chris Stewart ’83 Tricia Wilson & Bill Stonaker Bobby Sussman Candace & Max Swango ’76 Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 & Stewart Thomas Cynthia Trochu Jean-Louis Trochu Beth Balisteri Unis ’68 & Joe Unis, Sr. Vaughn Vennerberg II Harianne & David Wallenstein Janice & Gary Walsh Pam Wills-Ward & Mitchell Ward Amy & Kelcy Warren Sarah & Russell Weinberg Kandi & Mark Weisbart Catherine & Jack Wetzel Debbie & David Wiggans Vivian & Eugene Williams Peggy & Rory Wisner Lavanya Inampudi & Chow Yanamadala Barney Young Carmen & Andy Yung
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DONORS BY CONSTITUENCY GRANDPARENTS Carol & Larry Barbour Ivy Jones ’24 Alyson & Clyde Barnard Henry Kuppin ’24 Peter Kuppin ’25 Susie & Scott Bender Jack Bender ’20 Leo Bender ’22 Sally Bender ’26 Dorothy Bennett Maxwell Bennett ’21 Diana & Dave Beran Blythe Beran ’20 Blair Beran ’22 Win Beran ’25 Naomi Bloom Avery Bloom ’22 Karen & Jim Brainerd Alex Brainerd ’23 Naomi Brainerd ’26 Victoria Clyde & Lou Braun Sophie Braun ’25 Alice & Michael Brown Benjamin Courtney ’20 Sam Courtney ’23 Barby & Mason Brown Emerson Brown ’21 Melony & Sherman Brown IV Clara Brown ’26 Susan & Bill Browning Emma Lober ’22 Dannye L. Butler Dixie Good ’24 Sandra & Luigi Carleo Lucia Eklund ’25 Jean & John Cate Frances Cate ’21 Georgia Clarke Mae Clarke ’22
Donna & Geoff Clement Benjamin Dillard ’24 Sharon & Dale Courtney Benjamin Courtney ’20 Sam Courtney ’23 Betsy & Bennett Cullum Katie Helfrich ’21 Kathy & Dan Dowdy Grace Dowdy ’23 Caroline Dowdy ’26 Lucy Dowdy ’26 Brenda & Matt Elias Matthew Gordon ’24 Lisa & Gary Epstein Sarah Epstein ’25 Evey & Chip Fagadau ’61 Jack Bender ’20 Leo Bender ’22 Sally Bender ’26 Linda & Charlie Fenton Samuel Fenton ’24 Kamlesh & Gobind Garg Shrey Joga ’25 LeeLee Gioia Henry Kuppin ’24 Peter Kuppin ’25 Pagett & Mike Gosslee Cameron Wilson ’25 Joan & Zachary Hill Lily Whitfield ’23 Elissa & Stan Hirschman Austin Sabel ’20 Jennifer Howell Charlie Perez ’21 Cathey & Don Humphreys Palmer Nicholson ’22 Beau Nicholson ’23
FRIENDS & FORMER FACULTY/STAFF Quinn Allen Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Christine & Kenneth Cramer, Jr. Nancy Jackson Crook ’79 & Greg Crook Julie DeLoria Sandy & Barry Diamond Melisa & Jeff Dorrill The Elias Family
Masea Ellis Ruth Engle Regen Horchow ’72 Judy & Bob Gass Rodd Gray Ellen & John Grimes, Sr. Charles Hansford Jasmine & John Harris Madison & Caleb Lavey
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Gayle Johansen Jacob Hirsch ’23 Charlotte Hirsch ’25 Leon Johnson Noel Valeri ’22 Patti Johnson Archer Johnson ’22 Priscilla Beshears & David Kellogg IV Brady Finnegan ’22 Pam & Tom Kennedy, Sr. William Kennedy III ’21 Natalie & George Lee, Jr. Isabel Lee ’20 Blythe Lee ’22 Laurel Lee ’26 Dan Lowrance Conrad Oudt ’22 Bo Oudt ’24 Candy MacMahon Lollie MacMahon ’22 Karen & Randall McCleskey Mikayla McCleskey ’23 Patty & David Miller III Hayden Miller ’20 Evelyn Miller ’22 Libbie & Bill Nylin, Jr. Xander McNeil ’21 Patti & Dick Obenhaus Jonathan Obenhaus ’26 Barbara Rinas Michael Hammer ’25 Carol & Tony Ruggeri Gigi Nelson ’24 Michael Ruggeri ’24 Juliana Ruggeri ’25 Azra Zafar & Zafar Sheikh Haneen Aziz ’25 Mary & Ken Simon Addy Simon ’26
Debbie & Don Snell Hudson Wagner ’24 Luke Wagner ’26 Polly & George Spencer, Jr. Franklin Summers ’26 Tony Starfield Cat Quadling ’20 Elowen Quadling ’24 Janie & Tom Summers Franklin Summers ’26 Margaret & David Sykes Sykes Lamensdorf ’20 Jean Claire Turcotte Louis Turcotte ’21 Charles Turcotte ’22 George Turcotte ’24 Beth Balisteri Unis ’68 & Joe Unis, Sr. Joseph Unis III ’25 Mary Frances Unis ’25 Jeanine Van Wagenen Will Van Wagenen ’23 Brooks Van Wagenen ’26 Chris & John Wagner Hudson Wagner ’24 Luke Wagner ’26 Lee & Ray Wareham Natalie Tortorella ’25 Karen Wilbur Sally Gillikin ’22 Sherry & Robert Wilson Samuel Fenton ’24 Debby & Paul Wreford Arabelle Boyd ’25
Coleta & Joe Lewis Kelly & Charles Lipscomb Pat Mattingly Susan Moore ’81 Marjan Naimi Barbara & Bud Nichols, Jr. Pam & Ken O’Krent Theresa Overall Lali & Jon Rambeau
Leanne & Mark Reiter Charlene Rivera Deanna Rivera Terri & Larry Sengbush David Seyer Catherine & Jack Wetzel Paul Wignall Meredith & Rand Wrighton, Jr. Irma Yowell
ORGANIZATIONAL DONORS AND TRIBUTE GIFTS The following list reflects giving from organizational donors and tribute gifts for the period June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 and includes cash contributions to annual, restricted, capital, and endowed funds.
CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS 4-L Engineering AIG Matching Grants Program Albertsons Safeway - Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program AmazonSmile Foundation Anonymous AT&T Employee Giving Campaign AXA Foundation INC Bank of America Charitable Foundation Bessemer Trust Celanese Foundation Communities Foundation of North Texas Communities Foundation of Texas Community Foundation of Abilene Competitive Cameras LTD. DonateWell
Ericsson North America Inc. Fidelity Charitable Goldman, Sachs & Company Kathryn Nelson Design Kids Garden Club, LLC Koch Locke Lord LLP Moss Adams Network For Good North Texas Community Foundation ORIX Foundation PepsiCo Foundation Probity Advisors, Inc. R.D. Eiseman, Inc. Raymond James Charitable Republic Property Group, LTD
Schwab Charitable Fund Sendera Title Sengbush Studio, Inc. Sewell Automotive Companies Shelton School Textron Charitable Trust The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Dallas Foundation The Greater Cincinnati Foundation The ISN Charitable Giving Fund Thomson Reuters Toyota Motor Corporation Turcotte Development Group Vizient Wholesome Food Services, LLC YourCause, LLC
In Honor of Jennifer Karol Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Carol & John Levy Jennifer & Jon Mosle III In Honor of Jill Schroeter Shelton School In Honor of Alex Sharma Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Jennifer & Jon Mosle III
In Memory of Natalia Villareal Quinn Allen Caroline & Scot Bernstein Christine & Kenneth Cramer, Jr. Angela Crates Julie DeLoria The Elias Family Marjan Naimi Charlene Rivera Deanna Rivera David Seyer Irma Yowell
TRIBUTE GIFTS In Honor of Grace Cook ’98 Madison & Caleb Lavey In Honor of Caroline Dowdy ’26 Kathy & Dan Dowdy In Honor of Grace Dowdy ’23 Kathy & Dan Dowdy In Honor of Lucy Dowdy ’26 Kathy & Dan Dowdy In Memory of Teel Gray Marilyn Halpin
KEEPERS OF THE FLAME Kristen & Brian McCool Cynthia Trochu Jean-Louis Trochu
Keepers of the Flame
Keepers of the Flame includes individuals and organizations who have given consecutively to the Lamplighter Fund or Alumni Giving program for five or more years.
Goldman, Sachs & Company Kathey Tobey Beddow ’63 & Bruce Beddow Linda Cauley Liz Curlin & Danielle Dupuis Sue McCullough Pam & Ken O’Krent Kathy Ritz Diane & Stuart Bumpas Rita & Jack Klein Mary & Dave~ Dolan Carol & John Levy
30 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 26 25 25
Michelle Neuhoff Thomas ’75 & Stewart Thomas 24 Anne Yarbrough ’81 24 Albertsons Safeway -Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program 23 Lisa & Peter Kraus 23 Jennifer & Jon Mosle III 23 Patty & David Miller III 22 Jody Stout 22 Melisa & Jeff Dorrill 21 Jennifer & Tom Karol 21 Jill & Brent Magnuson 21 Wendy & Bill Payne 21 Kathryn & John Szwejkowski 21 Meredith & Rand Wrighton, Jr. 21 Hope & Gene Cramm, Jr. 20 Marynell Murphy 20 Carrie Wright 20 56
Amy Brown ’78 Kitty & Tom Cross Jayne Coleman & Jim Hakert Cheryl & Greg Shulman Reagan Tate Sarah & Russell Weinberg Allison & Chris Bovard Lillian & Greg Hessel Andrew Jury ’02 Leslie Philipson Krakow ’69 & Bob Krakow Karen Sheinberg Pollock ’76 & Richard Pollock Catherine & Will Rose ’77 Terri & Larry Sengbush Sengbush Studio, Inc. Ynetta & Dwayne Spencer Phyllis & Ron Steinhart Candace & Max Swango ’76 Patricia & John Vermillion Sarah & Russell Weinberg Tamara & David Campbell Lakeshia & Chris Peters Ricki & Andy Rabin Margaret Flanagan Solomon ’77 & Glenn Solomon Lyndsey & Jonathan Welch Shari & Andy Krage Tricia & Jim Krohn Vicki Raney April & David Seeds Leslie & David Benners Jenny & Pete Bulban Lauren Brown Kupor ’92 & Gregg Kupor
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19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 15 15
Anonymous Shonn & Clarence Brown III Catie & Aaron Enrico Wendy & Paul Genender Meg & Dave Graves Tania & Kevin Hardage June & Jason Landry Gowri & Alex Sharma Meredith & Barry Steinhart ’79 Pam Wills-Ward & Mitchell Ward Barney Young Bank of America Charitable Foundation Carrie & Josh Bays Flauren Fagadau Bender ’90 & Jason Bender Lauryn & Jason Bloom Naomi Bloom Sarah & Zack Burdick Finn Collins ’14 Melissa & William Collins Jenney & David Gillikin Debbie & Jonathan Herskovitz Nick Leggatt Jezabel Guadalupe & Jose Luis Mata Amy & Brian Mitts Kristin & Ricky Rees Jill Schroeter Bobby Sussman Amy & Kelcy Warren Karen Wilbur Carmen & Andy Yung Heather & Ray Balestri Cathy & Mark Cohen Brandy & Henry Dalton Ashley Geller Greene ’84 & David Greene Meredith Hessel ’08 Ann Frances & Cliff Jury Ashley & Sam Leake, Jr. ’79 Pat Villareal & Tom Leatherbury Denise & Chris Stewart ’83 The Enrico Foundation The Texas Instruments Foundation Anonymous Debbie Cox Monica & Joe Eastin Betsy & Richard Eiseman, Jr. Fidelity Charitable Leah & Jon Gross ’69 Tommy Hessel ’09
15 15 15
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Gunjan & Anurag Jain Pam & Carter Meyer Mandy Dake & Chris Rowley Nicole Ginsburg Small ’83 & Justin Small ’83 Casey Stoltz Lilly Albritton ’91 & Chuck Briant III Bill Burton Ashley Carter ’93 Shannon Morse ’80 & Dan Clifford Communities Foundation of Texas Eva & Peter McKee Katie Ruggeri Nelson ’94 Jeff Peck Rachel & Josh Schumann Gretchen Champion & Paul Staveteig
Stacy & Tucker Anderson Leslie & Steve Bledsoe Ana Bohanan Kristy & Taylor Bowen Ana Casanova Danielle & Jeff Cate Ashley & Robert Cathey Tania & Pat Conroy Maya Leibman & Robert Gross Cindy & Brian Hanson Liz Cullum Helfrich ’90 & Jeff Helfrich Marylene Leogier & Mark Henry Joan & Zachary Hill Corinne & Clay Hufft Paige & Tom Kuchler Amy Lang Philip Lang Brittany & Neal Lober Pat Mattingly Judith & David Mullens Heather Roseberry & Nathan Ohler Natalie & Dirik Oudt Tracy & Michael Roybal Schwab Charitable Fund The Dallas Foundation The ISN Charitable Giving Fund Mika & Nathan Thomas Rachel & Chris Trowbridge Marc Wallenstein ’90 McKinley & Brandon Wier Courtney & Dan Case Betsy & Bennett Cullum Lindsay Dolan ’00 Evey & Chip Fagadau ’61 Jacquelyn Wilcox & Basheer Ghorayeb
11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8
Margaret Johansen Hirsch ’89 & Brad Hirsch Fran & Don Jackson Christine & R.J. Johnson Natalie & Mark Johnson Morgan & Scott Kennedy Lisa & Matt Kirby Stephanie & Scott Kirkham Christine Ho & Anil Koganti Neelima & Rahim Kurji Natalie & George Lee, Jr. Traci & Ham Lee Caroline & Mario Lopez Catherine & Douglas MacMahon Amy & Matt Miller ’88 Maria Then & Henrik Olund Katie & Kyle Oudt Kelley & Scott Parel Rita Ne & Chad Park Janelle & Alden Pinnell Megan & Brian Ratcliff Courtney & Jeff Sinelli Jade Le & Son Tran The Pinnell Foundation Becky & Brandon Walker Daphna & Amir Yoffe Katie & David Aisner Anne & Steve Alexander Anonymous Susie & Scott Bender Lindsey & Dave Beran Alice & Michael Brown Mandy & Rich Childs Olivia & Cole Claiborn Elizabeth Brown ’83 & Kevin Courtney Sharon & Dale Courtney Kristine Price Dozier & Mike Dozier Elayna & Casey Erick Stephanie & Dan Fine Landy & Alex Fox Jasmine & John Harris Jac Sterling & Preston Herold Treasure & Andy Hickman Linda & Phil Hodgson Melissa & Craig Lackey Sarah & Jonathan Lamensdorf M&A Brown Family Foundation Candy MacMahon Susan Moore ’81 Margaret & Jed Morse ’82 Justine & Chaz Pokorski Amy & Jason Puig Wendy & Henley Quadling Ali & Ben Robins Kimberly & Ryan Sabel Margaret & David Sykes Fidelma & Daniel Titus Helen Kaporis & Aris Tsiakos
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Gwendolyn & Richard Turcotte Jorie & Brian Wages Jaime & Steve Walkowiak JoAnn & Babu Welch Hongvien & Daniel Adashek Anonymous Lori & Bob Bennett Bessemer Trust Heather & Kevin Bonfield Ashley & John Coker Cindy & Bob Connolly Heather & Casey Deskins Kristin & Nathan Fay Caroline & Tim Finnegan Mark Giambrone Shannon Glowacki Sara & Stephen Harder Lyndsey & Scott Harper Pratima Bakshi & Ravi Joshi Susan & Bill Kennedy, Jr. Finley Harbaugh Konrade ’93 & Eric Konrade Liza & Will Lee Katherine Levy ’02 Elizabeth & Darin McNeil Uma Annamalai & Arun Meyyappan Libbie & Bill Nylin, Jr. ORIX Foundation Janel & Danny Perez Ashley & Tony Ruggeri ’92 Dana Rumbauskas Elisha & Jason Scott Shelby & Cliff Stanley Kaili & Ed Stehel, Jr. The Marion W. Minton & Walter J. Minton Foundation Inc. Amy & Greg Weselka Katherine Rochelle Wyker ’98 & Austin Wyker YourCause, LLC Kim & Antonio Allen Anonymous Victoria Mitchell & Mark Backofen Dia & Kelvin Baggett Natalie & Travis Bittner Lynn Doan & Raymond Chow Mary McDermott Cook Kate & Nathan Dicker ’88 R.D. Eiseman, Inc. Susie Hartman & David Guedry Claire & Mark Haidar Jennifer Heiss Kim & Hudson Henley Cathey & Don Humphreys Katie Reese & Collins Illich Melanie & Eugene Jabbour Melody Ayeli & Keith Jafari
7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Patti Johnson Emily Foreman Jourdan ’75 Billie Jean & Jay Langham Bronwyn & Dan Levitan Kim & Dakon Montgomery Stephanie & Omar Nawaz Meg & Kevin Nicholson Janelle & Alden Pinnell Bianca Reyna & Aaron Pirouznia Barbara & Stan Rabin Raymond James Charitable Damariz Rojo
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Debbi Levy Rothschild ’74 & Barry Rothschild Carol & Tony Ruggeri Elida Dakoli & Jon Seib Cat & Gary Socha Amy & Steve Sowell The Benevity Community Impact Fund Janet & Michael Tierney Mary Catherine & Joe Unis, Jr. ’96 Nicki Johnson & Jeff Valeri
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Founders Legacy Society In early 2003, Lamplighter established The Founders Legacy Society, which recognizes all donors who have chosen to support Lamplighter through a bequest. The society honors the commitment of Lamplighter’s founders, Natalie Murray and Sandy Swain, whose vision, passion, love of children, and determination created a school where the spirit and joy of learning are ignited in young minds and hearts for a lifetime. Please contact Clayton Hollingsworth, Chief Advancement Officer, for more infomation regarding planned giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDERS LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERS To date, the following individuals have notified Lamplighter of their plans for the School:
Gail and Dan~ Cook Karen and Kevin Crowder Samantha and Tim Durst Ellen and John Grimes Sheryl and Eric Maas
Pat Mattingly Barbara Nichols Angela and Joel Pittman Theresa Overall
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ENDOWMENT PROGRESS THE FOLLOWING REFLECTS CONTRIBUTIONS AND EARNINGS ON THESE CONTRIBUTIONS BY MAY 31, 2020 TO LAMPLIGHTER’S ENDOWED FUNDS.
Lamplighter General Endowed Fund The Kate ’04 and Michael ’08 Mosle General Endowed Fund The Kraus Family Endowed Fund The Katie ’06 and Whit ’09 Payne General Endowed Fund Sharma Family General Endowed Fund The Patty and David Miller Family Endowed Fund Klyde Warren ’13 Endowed Fund Margaret Jonsson Family Foundation Endowed Fund Jerry R Junkins Family Foundation Endowed Fund The Chandler ’09, Cameron ’10 and Campbell ’12 Crates Endowed Fund
LPA Faculty Salary Support Endowed Fund Lamplighter Faculty/Staff Development Endowed Fund LPA Faculty Professional Development Endowmed Fund Lamplighter Faculty Salary Support Endowed Fund Alumni Faculty Salary Support Endowed Fund Erik Jonsson Endowment for Teacher Development The Carty Faculty Salary Support Endowed Fund The Lear Family Professional Development Endowed Fund The Pollock Faculty Professional Development Endowed Fund The Carty Faculty Professional Development Endowed Fund Rochelle Family Endowment for Faculty Development Lamplighter Faculty Professional Development Endowment The Tang Family Fund for Professional Development
Lamplighter Financial Aid Endowed Fund Eugene McDermott Foundation Financial Aid Endowed Fund The Jess Merkle Family Foundation Financial Aid Endowed Fund Chang-Myers Family Financial Aid Endowed Fund Katherine ’10 and Matthew ’11 Pollock Financial Aid Endowed Fund
The C. Kent Kunkel Chair in Science and Math Endowed Fund Mattingly Fund for Excellence in Education Suzanne & B.G. Porter Community Education Endowed Fund Brown Family Pre-Kindergarten Endowed Fund The John W. Rose Media Center Endowed Fund Carrie ’00 and Cody ’08 Thoma Patterson Environmental Science Endowed Fund Campbell Media Center Endowed Fund The Krakow Rushton Technology Endowed Fund The Edward Alexander Rose Technology Endowed Fund Ward-Purdy Faculty Diversity Endowment Fund Maggie Corrigan Visiting Artist Endowed Fund The Charles H. Rose Environmental Science Endowed Fund Dooley Author Endowed Fund The Ford/Varel and Owen Families Technology Endowed Fund Lamplighter Technology Endowed Fund Lamplighter Media Center Endowed Fund Endowed Fund for Music
2019–2020 | IMPACT REPORT
$1,587,342 $252,206 $251,144 $293,112 $207,643 $192,709 $183,173 $163,172 $81,033 $72,211 $3,283,747 $2,016,692 $1,278,095 $612,200 $423,666 $415,410 $337,624 $290,006 $127,810 $101,152 $88,624 $85,927 $16,682 $15,574 $5,809,462 $160,265 $88,477 $86,539 $82,875 $78,911 $497,068 $914,439 $136,636 $128,288 $97,674 $96,692 $94,296 $93,139 $85,727 $84,721 $85,927 $82,128 $79,867 $72,404 $64,619 $60,792 $43,207 $8,284 $2,228,838 $11,819,115
2020-2021 SPIRIT AWARD LUNCHEON SPRING 2021 Each year, the Lamplighter Alumni Association presents the Spirit Award to an individual who exemplifies the qualities of a lifelong learner and is dedicated to supporting the mission of The Lamplighter School. This honor can be awarded to any member of the Lamplighter community who has made a lasting impact on generations of Lamplighter students. To nominate someone for the 2020 - 2021 Spirit Award please contact Cindy Connolly, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at email@example.com
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SHOP ONLINE https://the-lpa-spiritstore.square.site
ON CAMPUS! SELECT FRIDAYS
LPA BARN | 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021
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