M I AM I CO U N TRY DAY SCH O O L AN N UAL RE V I E W
2017 - 2018
Miami Country Day School is a college preparatory learning
community committed to educating the whole child. Through the core values of honor, respect, wisdom and compassion, we prepare students to be lifelong learners. We inspire our children to develop their physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potentials by valuing
every student every day.
TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S Message from Chris Bellows, Board of Trustees President
The John Davies Cultural Arts Series
3 Revenues and Expenses
14 Class of 2018 Giving
Safety and Security
Board Chair Reports
2017-2018 Annual Giving Donors
9 Alumni Annual Giving
16 Annual Giving Clubs
11 Gifts in Honor of Dr. John Davies
24 Parentsâ€™ Association
29 Campaign for the Arts
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MESSAGE FROM CHRIS BELLOWS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRESIDENT
What impact did the completion of the Campaign for the Arts and resulting Center for the Arts have on our school and the surrounding community? The Center for the Arts is now an integral part of the Miami Country Day School campus. In addition to providing a welcoming lobby and gallery space, first class theater, and large beautiful classroom spaces for our students, it also serves as a first-class venue that attracts people from the surrounding community to enjoy amazing programs through the John Davies Cultural Arts Series. I am so appreciative of each and every person who gave generously of their philanthropic dollars to make this project happen. Was the acquisition of the Leonard Property something you were involved in and what does that mean for the school moving forward? As President of the Board, yes, I was involved in approving and finalizing the details of the purchase. Currently, the property serves as a beautiful green space that provides extra play and practice areas; there is the possibility that the land can be used for a new Upper School in the future. Being a 22-acre school, we are landlocked by NE 6th Avenue, a canal and a golf course, so any space we have is valuable and the school will find the best way to use it. How do you feel the search process for the Head of School went and are you happy about the results? For those of you who were here on May 5, 2018, a year after the Center for the Arts officially opened its doors, we had a wonderful celebration to honor Dr. John Davies for his 32 years of selfless service to Miami Country Day School, 18 years as Head of School. Upon reflection, the 2017-18 school year was one of the busiest I remember of the past 16 years serving on the Board. This was my first experience serving on a search committee to replace our Head of School. Having had only six Heads in our 80-year history, it was going to be a challenge and new territory for all of us. Making the decision to have an Interim Head of School first, proved important for this transition. In November 2017, we announced to the community that James Connor would take the Interim position. With over 35 years of independent school leadership experience, starting as a teacher and a coach, Jim was most recently the Head of School at Germantown Academy in Philadelphia.
“ I liked Jim Connor from the very first handshake and knew from the start he would be the perfect hire for Interim Head of School. It was clear that Jim had done his homework and loved what he had read and heard about Miami Country Day and wanted to be here. He offered to come down early so he could meet and get to know everyone. He emphasized relationships and the value and importance of different perspectives and opinions. He wanted very much to be part of our family, and we wanted him. He accepted the position before I could finish asking him. We should all be proud that we have built a school community that can attract people of the caliber and character of Jim Connor.” - Chris Bellows
Following the announcement, we began the search process in early December 2017 for our permanent Head of School for the 2019-20 school year. Following a comprehensive national search that involved all members of our community, the Search Committee was unanimous in their nomination of Mrs. Mariandl Hufford as the person best suited to carry the institution forward. Mariandl is the perfect Head of School for Miami Country Day. Brilliant yet humble, a technician and academician, she has been on our radar for a long time and we are blessed to have her. She has an outstanding national reputation and will bring a special kindness and a love for independent education to our campus. When you start talking to her you don’t want the conversation to end. She is so engaging and delightful. What brings you the greatest satisfaction in serving in your role as Board President? Serving as President wasn’t anything that I ever imagined, thought about or aspired to and I didn’t know at the time if I was the right person. In accepting the role, I was committed and continue to be committed to doing whatever the school needs me to do. I get satisfaction whenever I walk on campus, whether it’s to attend one of the many meetings that comes with the territory, to attend an athletic event, which I prefer over meetings, or to participate in any one of the art events in the Taplin Gallery or performances by students or outside artists in the John Davies Theater. Seeing the campus alive, which is all the time, gives me great joy. I fondly refer to it as Miami Country Day and Night! What are you most proud of about Country Day? I’m most proud of how the entire school community came together and participated in the Head of School search process. We had not done anything on this scale in our 80-year history, but we came together in such a positive and forceful way; it was amazing to see how deeply people cared for our school and our mission. So many people turned out with energy and enthusiasm, asked questions, answered surveys and gave the Search Committee the direction it needed to make the best choice for the school. Why is philanthropy important to the school? Why do you give? Philanthropy sustains the school and allows us to do so much more than tuition alone will permit. It also cultivates and nurtures a spirit of love and compassion for our school and allows each person to invest in Country Day’s mission and future. As I have said, each person who has contributed can truly say that they have helped build what we are today and what we will grow to be.
LEGACY SOCIETY The Legacy Society provides long-term financial support for Miami Country Day School. The following individuals and families are supporting the financial sustainability of the school through bequests made by a will, life insurance policies, or other estate and planned gifts. Planned gifts add strength to the school’s sustainability by funding endowment, capital projects, and programming. Endowed funds generate income and support scholarships, teachers, buildings, programs and other important purposes set by the Board of Trustees. The Planned Giving Advisory Council, chaired by James W. Moore ’65, will dedicate a new sculpture on campus Saturday, December 15. This sculpture will recognize and honor the current and future members of the Legacy Society.
Chris Bellows with Mila, at the Spartan Homecoming football game. Mila is the daughter of Chris Polite ’02 and Jackie Niang, Coordinator of Auxiliary Programs and MCDS Business Partners. Chris Bellows and Chris Polite met in 1994 when Bellows co-founded the Right Trak program with former NFL player Lawrence Wright and Lawrence’s high school counselor to help inner-city students get the most out of their life. Some of Bellows’ “students” would go on to enroll and graduate from MCDS and Chris Polite was one of them. Polite serves as the Assistant Athletic Director and Spartan Football coach. He is a member of the Class of 2016 Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame. Speaking about Bellows in 2014 when he was named Board President, Polite said, “Bellows is someone who has spent the majority of his adult life committing himself to serving others, and his willingness to do so has been of great benefit to a number of people, especially our youth. What’s special about Bellows’ giving is that he does it for the right reasons and never expects anything in return. He is constantly pushing people to find their light and more times than not is able to guide them towards it.”
To learn about the options you have to join the Legacy Society at Miami Country Day School, please contact Buzzy Tabatchnick, Director of Leadership Gifts at 305.812.5350.
Thank you to current Miami Country Day Legacy Members ANONYMOUS DONOR C.W. “DOC” ABELE GARY AND PEGGY BUTTS JOHN AND ROXANNE DAVIES JOHN C. “JACK” DUBOIS MICHAEL J. FRANCO DOROTHY FROHLICH ESTATE BERTHA GOLDSTEIN ESTATE ELIZABETH “BETTY” HACH ROSE SAMPSON ESTATE BRUCE AND MERYL TABATCHNICK
For more information about planned giving, visit www.thelegacysociety.org or call Buzzy Tabatchnick at 305.812.5350.
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JOHN DAVIES C U LT U R A L A R T S S E R I E S
by, Terry Alfonso, Director of Arts Education and Programs
The Miami Country Day School Arts Department joyously announces the second season of
the John Davies Cultural Arts Series. The inaugural 2017-2018 season was stunning with the globally recognized speakers and performers that visited our campus.
The privilege of having our incredible Center for the Arts has allowed us to bring our vision to fruition;
sharing our spectacular gift with the school community and the city of Miami through cultural outreach, inspiring performers and thought leaders.
Named for former Head of School, Dr. John Davies, this series commemorates his commitment to
excellence in education and advocacy for the Arts during his time at our institution. A special thanks
to the 2017-2018 Title Sponsor, Bal Harbour Shops and the Whitman Family Foundation, and for the support of the Garner-Moore Family.
IN REVIEW: 2017/18
Sir Ken Robinson | New Orleans Preservation All Stars | Jacqueline Jove ‘04 | Nicholas Richberg ‘96 | Whim ‘n Rhythm
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Siudy Flamenco Oct. 4, 2018 | Peter H. Reynolds Jan. 24, 2019 | Stiletto Brass Feb. 7, 2019 | Nick Carr March 20, 2019
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Christopher Bellows, President Howard Premer, 1st Vice President James W. Moore ‘65, 2nd Vice President John F. “Bud” Farrey, Treasurer Matthew Whitman Lazenby, Secretary Vanessa Abramowitz Matt Allen G.J. Bakker Whitney Bloom Claudia Brod Judge Michael Chavies Sean Clancy Robert Finvarb Karleen Halliwell Angela Julien Kevin King ‘95 Roger Koch Adam Malamed Bruce Matheson ‘61 Gerald W. Moore ‘68 Matthias Nixdorf Anne Paulk Mark Piper Julie Pronesti Sol Saad Valerio Toyos
Ex-Officio Members John Davies, Head of School, MCDS David Benjamin ‘98, President, Alumni Association Tracey Borrow, President, Parents’ Association TRUSTEE EMERITUS Richard S. Banick* Barbara North Burton Edwin B. Cole* Michael J. Franco* J. Michael Garner Elizabeth Hach* Javier Holtz Osmond C. Howe, Jr. Terry Jove Lawrence M. Stanfill Stanley F. Whitman* BOARD OF ADVISORS 2017-18 Claudia Brod, Chair Janice Barefoot Valerie Barrett Debi Beasley Leslie Benitah
James Bergman Paul Bloch Barry Brodsky Steve DeLonga Karen Dillworth Alex Dombrowsky ’92 Ronald Finvarb ’89 Robert Greenberg Craig Green ’93 Phil Hudson Sanjay Kamlani ’87 R. Lee Krelstein Vanessa Krelstein Jennifer Haime Lifter ‘06 Brian Levy Sebastian Malo Ivan Mendoza ’94 Michael Rosenberg Neil Sazant Ryan Sherman ’96 David Smith Jimmy Stobs ’87 Matthew Storm Stephen Temes Jerry Tilis Rodney Walters
Tracey Borrow, President, Parents’ Association David Benjamin ’98, President, Alumni Association Jill Beloff Farrell Ed.D., Barry University Alberto Pozzi, General Manager, Miami Shores Country Club ALUMNI BOARD 2017-18 David Benjamin ‘98, President Alex Dombrowsky ‘92, Vice President Alex Avayu ‘97, Secretary Claudia Figueredo ‘90, Past President Kevin King ‘95, Past President Jami Beasley Watkins ‘01, Past President Angela Attento ‘94 Laura Buccellati ‘88 Conor Clancy ‘04
Harrison C. Davies ‘09 Alex de Carvalho ‘85 Scot Drucker ‘00 Jon Gitman ‘04 Brett Holland ‘07 David Kahn ‘97 Ivan Mendoza ‘94 Camron Murphy ‘06 Kanesha Petit-Phar ‘14 John Salt ‘08 Minette Schwartz ‘06 Lance Tinkler ‘01 PLANNED GIVING ADVISORY COUNCIL 2017-18 James W. Moore ’65, Chair Chris Bellows Sean Clancy Karleen Halliwell Kevin King ‘95
Adam Malamed Mark Piper Howard Premer Sol Saad Jennifer Haime Lifter ‘06 Ivan Mendoza ‘94 Jim Benedek Laura Morgan Horton ‘83 Achilles Kontoyiannis Jay LaBarbera Lorie McDonald Charlie Morgan Gary Snerson STAFF Gary Butts John Davies Sheryl Piper Buzzy Tabatchnick
NEW TRUSTEES 2018-2019
The Bergman family joined the Country Day community eight years ago when they moved from London. James and his wife, Alex, have three children at the school; Chloe, 9th grade, Jack, 11th and Josh, PK3. They consider themselves “MCDS lifers” and plan to be here until their youngest graduates in 2033. The Bergmans are Major Gift Chairs, have served in a leadership role on the Annual Giving Team, and were active in securing gifts for the Campaign for the Arts. James serves on the Philanthropy Committee and he and Alex enjoy connecting other parents to the opportunities available to be involved in the life of the school with their time and resources. His business is in banking technology. “Supporting Miami Country Day means more than just financial support; it is about an involvement in the social and educational institution that is one of the core foundations of our family here in Miami. Since we joined Country Day, the school has given us so much more enjoyment than we could have imagined. All three of our children benefit from the generosity of those who came before us and we look forward to ensuring that future generations will benefit from our support and focus to ensure that MCDS continues to grow from strength to strength.”
Sebastian and his wife, Soledad, are new Alumni parents. Their son, Joaquin, graduated in 2018 and attends Michigan State University. They have two sons still in school; Nicolas, 11th grade and Agustin, 7th. This is the Malo family’s 11th year at Country Day. The Malos are generous supporters of philanthropy at Country Day and last year Sebastian spoke passionately at an event at Joe’s Stone Crab about the reason they gave to the Campaign for the Arts. “Miami Country Day gave our family all of the emotional support when we needed it most. How can you not give something back to a school that makes a difference, not just for your child but for the whole family.” The family has consistently supported Annual Giving, gave a gift to the Center for the Arts, and last year, through his company, Sebastian was a Business Partner and this year is the Title Sponsor for the Arts. Sebastian is President of the Pembroke Pines Ford Dealership; Malo Ventures is a second-generation family-run company that has operated dealerships in Latin America for 50 years. Sebastian serves on the Philanthropy Committee as a member of the Board.
This is the sixth year that Matthew and his wife, Natalia Arias Storm, have been a part of the Country Day community. They have three children; Cecilia in 7th grade, Matteo in 6th, and, Simona in 3rd. The Storms consistently support Annual Giving and they are Ambassadors for the Campaign for the Arts. Matthew participated in the Strategic Planning process previously and serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. “Our family gives to MCDS so that the School might make the investments required to remain on the cutting edge of education, and to create the best options possible for our children in a rapidly changing world. This investment does not simply translate to improvements in infrastructure but in the School’s ability to continue to attract and retain both superior educators as well as a diverse student body.” Matthew has his BA and MBA from UPenn Wharton School and he is the founding partner of CV Advisors, LLC, global multi-family investment advisors. He is currently on the Museum Board at UPenn and has coordinated a partnership with the school and the archaeological museum at UPenn.
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BOARD CHAIR REPORTS A P E R S O N A L CO N V E R S AT I O N
BUD FARREY, Building and Grounds Committee Chair • Why does the school ask for contributions to build new facilities? I’ll use the most recent achievement – the Center for the Arts. Prior to the opening of this facility in May, 2017, students were in the same spaces for art, music and drama that my daughter used in the early 80s to early 90s. There were 450 students as compared to 1320 today. It was time. Aesthetics is one of the potentials identified in the Mission statement and this new gem on our campus has truly been transformational. Rather than increase tuition more to cover the cost of capital projects such as this, the school conducts capital campaigns to fund these type of improvements with philanthropic gifts. • How does the work of your committee help sustain the school? The school maintains a PPRSM account to fund deferred maintenance and major repairs that come up, such as, roof repairs or replacement of air conditioning systems. Thankfully, the committee recognizes the importance of being proactive and prepared for incidents beyond our control. Moving forward, new construction such as the Center for the Arts, includes a commitment to increasing endowment for program and maintenance purposes by allocating 20% of every gift towards the endowment while 80% funds the building costs. • What is the most important thing the school is doing with regard to sustainability? It’s not one important thing; it’s a combination of many and we constantly explore new ways to ensure the school can sustain itself over the next 80 years. We do all we can with our architects, builders and other vendors to ensure that the products we’re getting are top rate and meet or exceed standards set for new construction. Upgrading systems such as our fire alarms and mass communication system is important to ensure the safety of our school community. In the Center for the Arts there is a chilling system for our HVAC and that process will save the school money on electric costs over time. • Why are you involved as a Board member and Chair of this important committee? When I started my tenure on the board in 1987, I had no idea it would continue to today – 31 years later! I am involved because I believe in Miami Country Day School and its Mission. I’ve seen changes in leadership, teachers come and go, students and families celebrate graduation together, and alumni returning as parents! It’s a special place and I am grateful to be a part of this unique community. I’ve seen the campus develop and the primary reason for the Building & Grounds Committee is because with quality facilities we’re going to attract high caliber teachers and with wonderful teachers the school provides the quality of education expected of our community. I feel like the work of the Building and Grounds committee in collaboration with Finance and Philanthropy, has created a top notch campus to support students today and tomorrow.
VANESSA ABRAMOWITZ, Philanthropy Committee Chair • Why does the school ask people to donate? Miami Country Day, like all other independent private schools, depends solely on tuition and donations to operate. Like most other schools, we need to cover all of the basic expenses but that alone is not enough to support the school we are trying to create for our children. We are not reaching for an ordinary education; we are looking for the best! We want the best faculty, the best programming and the best infrastructure. This level of education can be achieved with the extremely generous donations from our Country Day families. Whether our kids are in Lower, Middle or Upper School, are alumni, or have had only a brief encounter with Country Day, there is something that connects each of us and makes us all a part of this amazing community. It is imperative that each one of us supports it to the best of our ability. • How does the work of your committee help sustain the school? The Philanthropy Committee is vital to the school’s sustainability. The philanthropic support assures that the budget for the day-to-day running of the school is covered and it is also there to keep us looking into the future. It would be contradictory to have an educational institution that is not constantly looking at progress. Miami Country Day continuously considers questions such as…What is the next innovation in educational technology? How can we get the best educators to join our faculty? What new programs should we be adding to our curriculum that will most benefit our students and their future? At the same time, we need to continually re-evaluate what we do have and see how it can be improved. Do we need to invest more money in security? What can we offer our faculty to continue their progress and education? Most of these changes can only happen with the support of the Philanthropy Committee. It is because of our Capital Campaigns, like the most recent Campaign for the Arts, our Planned Giving opportunities and our Annual Giving program that we are able to fuel this progress for our students and teachers. • Why do you and your husband, Larry, donate to Annual Giving and Capital Campaigns? Larry and I strongly believe that we need to support this community that has given our three children so much. It would be easy to simply fly under the radar and take advantage of what others have contributed, however, flying under the radar does not ignite progress, and it definitely does not create this amazing institution where our children attend. Thanks to many donors before us our children have been able to have a stellar academic education, and also be a part of athletics, music, art, drama, publishing, community service, etc. We hope that our donations will do the same for the next group of Country Day students to come.
SOL SAAD, Finance Committee Chair
• How do you define sustainability? We define Financial Sustainability as the prudent management of the school’s financial affairs to sustain itself over the long term, perpetuating its ability to fulfill its mission. Sustainability also includes leadership succession planning, adaptability, mitigating undue risks and strategic planning. As part of the sustainability process, each year we work hard to achieve a well-balanced operating budget, to provide the programs, services and capital expenditure projects needed to sustain our long-term growth. We also look to create new predictable streams of revenue, like our expanding Auxiliary Programs, which help to defray some of our operating costs. Just as importantly, we look at ways to significantly increase our endowment funds and operating cash positions, to offset unexpected changes in the market. We measure our financial sustainability through various performance indicators, such as Equity to debt ratio (Net Assets/ Debt), Sustainability Ratio (Net Assets/ Expenses), Deferred Revenue Coverage (Cash on Hand/ Deferred Revenue), Net Tuition Coverage (Net Tuition/ Gross Tuition) and Liquidity Ratio (Cash/ Monthly Expenses). Over the last five years, our auditors have given us high marks for these important financial ratios on sustainability. • How important is endowment to sustainability? Continuing to strengthen the school’s endowment over the long term is a key to sustaining our programs and facilities. The recent Campaign for the Arts is one example of forcing endowment by taking 20% of every dollar raised and dividing it equally between program and building endowment. The school’s endowment was grown in the last fifteen years or so from $400,000 to over $11 million today. This didn’t happen overnight, obviously, and efforts to grow the endowment will continue through gift-giving and philanthropy.
KEVIN KING ’95, Sustainability Committee Chair
• What do you see on the horizon for sustainability for our school? I believe we are on the precipice of significant change in education. Integrating the need to educate via the traditional model of fundamentals and college preparatory coursework, with the newer vision of more creative and innovative learning models, allowing multiple paths to graduation is a balance which can be struck. We must also be cognizant of our adherence to our founding principles of keeping these in line with our Mission or educating the Whole Child, and maintaining a safe, family friendly and happy campus atmosphere. I believe MCDS is well positioned and has many faculty, staff, Trustees and Advisors studying these issues daily, which will ensure the school provides the best available pathway to success. From a sustainability standpoint, this carries a financial commitment as well as many hours of work. Most importantly however, is for our community to be open and engaged in working with leadership and staff to help take our school to new heights. We should strive to become the institution at which parents will continue to see the value in their children’s experiences and nurture their love of learning. • What is the most important thing the school is doing in that regard? We are spending a lot of time discussing and looking at our value proposition, admissions demand, student attrition, financial aid, tuition remission and fundraising trends. This exercise should ensure that our tuition rates and fundraising initiatives can support the programming our parents and students expect, allow us to continue to increase the diversity on our campus, and hire and retain the best faculty we can find. We must deliver a school that has a philosophy our community understands, a process that produces the outcomes that are expected of us, and the people who facilitate an enriching environment for all families at Miami Country Day School. • How do you define sustainability? Sustainability to me and my committee, in the context of a non-profit independent school, would be defined as finding the balance between supplying a viable, comprehensive and thoughtful program (academics, arts, athletics, the Whole Child experience) with the ability and willingness of our constituency to support the mission through tuition as well as annual giving and participating when asked during a capital campaign. • How does the work of your committee help sustain the school? An example includes enrollment in extracurricular programs that our families are currently paying for at providers other than MCDS. Our aim is to examine if we can offer similar programming at similar prices therefore adding revenue to the school and making after-school activities more convenient for our parents and students. We are studying things like our benefits package, endowment investment & spending policies, and alternative learning models along with their respective cost structures.
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SAFETY AND SECURITY YEARS
Q&A WITH SEAN HILL, DIRECTOR OF SECURITY During the 2017-2018 school year, what improvements were made to better secure our campus?
There have been several solutions we have implemented to improve safety on campus. In my opinion, one of the most important decisions we made was the hiring of Auxiliary Services to perform a safety audit. The safety audit produced some findings that we are working on implementing in the near future.
What new procedures have we implemented that better assist our faculty members and students during a drill or emergency situation? We are implementing a new School Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) which highlights an Incident Command System (ICS) that will assign designated faculty/staff responsibilities during any incident, emergency or non-emergency. The ICS implements accountability of the faculty/staff in the event of any incident. In the future, we will consider student involvement with the Incident Command Team.
Are there additional procedures or enhancements coming down the pike?
School-Pass is a recent enchancement, which provides a multi-layered solution to deliver student-centered safety from perimeter security to car line, automation and bus management, to afterschool activities. We also employed a 100% ID check at all times during the day, nights, and on weekends. We are currently looking into a visitor management system that will improve the process of gaining access to campus.
What can our parents, students, faculty, and staff do/be aware of on a daily basis that will better the safety of our campus?
Be aware of your surroundings. If you see something that does not look right, say something to staff/faculty, a Miami Shores Police officer, or a security guard. Please register your vehicles with School-Pass on My Country Day so that we can begin to identify members of the community from those who are not.
MCDS SAFETY + SECURITY TEAM
MAKING E V E R Y S PA R TA N S A F E E V E R Y D AY
$856,575 SECURITY GUARDS & MIAMI SHORES POLICE OFFICERS
$234,604 NEW GATE AND IT EQUIPMENT
$72,109 JOSE ORONOZ, Upper School Dean of Students and Safety/Security Committee Chair
SEAN HILL, Director of Campus Security and Safety
NEW VISITOR ACCESS PLAN AND SCHOOLPASS
2017-2018 SAFETY AND SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS School Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) â€“ development, training and implementation (underway) of SEOP for the school Incident Command System (ICS) - development and implementation of ICS system for the school
Training & Professional Development in the following areas: IS4 Training [5 members of Safety Committee] Active Shooter/Assailant (Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter) Scenario Training [all faculty/staff] New visitor management policies and procedures New campus-wide fire alarm and emergency mass communication system
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A CLOSER LOOK AT 2 0 1 7 - 2 0 1 8 17-18 REVENUES
Philanthropic Contributions: $2,607,132
Other Revenue and Gains: $1,376,214
Auxiliary Programs: $3,393,511
Tuition and Fees: $41,123,206
Total Revenues: $48,500,063
Instructional Supplies: $1,934,154
Insurance, Utilities & Maintenance: $2,807,811
Contracted Services: $3,773,565
Other Expenses: $2,332,414
Capital Additions: $4,596,061
Food Service: $1,658,339
Financial Aid: $5,395,593
Compensation & Benefits: $20,759,298
Debt Service: $3,342,516
Total Expenses: $46,599,751
T O T A L I N V E S T M E N T S M A N A G E D A S O F 6 / 3 0 / 1 8 : $11,923,731 MIA MI COUNTRY DAY S CHOOL A NNUA L REVIEW
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FA C U LT Y S T O R Y
WHY I GIVE KARIN STIRK-DAVIS
Fourth Grade Teacher, Parent of Camryn ‘20 and Shaelyn ‘23, Annual Giving Palm Society Donor, Campaign for the Arts Donor, and Spartan Seats Donor
Why do you give and why is it meaningful for you?
Every time I walk into our beautiful Center for the Arts, the impact of giving is prevalent. I give because I constantly see how the collective generosity of our community positively enhances the learning of all our students. As Booker T. Washington said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Seeing our students reap the benefits of giving, makes me happy!
What is Philanthropy to you?
Philanthropy is so much more than monetary donations. It is a model that inspires others to envision a better future. It’s about giving time, money, imparting professional wisdom or expertise with the genuine intent of helping others. It is about giving resources selflessly to benefit our community. Resources come in many forms and those giving believe in the positive impact it will have on our society.
Why do you enjoy giving back to Country Day?
The youth are the future! As parents, I believe we have to try our best to prepare our children for an uncertain future. By giving, we are able to provide more opportunities and hopefully a balanced experience. At MCDS, the evidence of our community’s collective philanthropy is concrete and there are daily examples of how we have enhanced the school experience for our community. I feel proud to be a part of this and know that by giving, I have helped to foster the whole child.
ANNUAL GIVING 2017-2018 Miami Country Day School is fortunate to have a committed Annual Giving team of parents, alumni, and grandparent volunteers. Their dedication is shown through their many hours spent on campus in meetings, planning, and working on the Annual Giving Campaign. Our volunteers participate in conversations with fellow families, phone calls to parents, emails to friends, phone-a-thons, and Impact Day with Sammy the Spartan. It’s this dedication and passion for our school that truly makes a difference every day for our students and teachers. Thank you to our Annual Giving Executive Board for leading the way to another successful year and for encouraging the Country Day community to support our school with philanthropic gifts. Thank you!
ANNUAL GIVING EXECUTIVE BOARD Founding Deans 7500 Club Tom and Julie Pronesti Palm Society Chair Katie and Richard Manhire Founders’ Circle Chair Barbara and Gregg Miller Lower School Co-Chairs Gigi and Jeff Jeffries Ali Rosenfeld Middle School Co-Chairs Cary and Caryn Lubetsky James and Alex Bergman Upper School Chairs Clara and Lyle Chariff ‘81 New Parent Chair Whitney Bloom PA Chair Karin and James Scott Advisor Jerry and Judy Tilis Grandparent Chair Michael and Diane Rosenberg Senior Parent Advisor Shellie and Jim Fulford Senior Parent Committee Julie and Tom Pronesti Adriana and Pato Wills Joni and Jay Meiselman Loyce Archer Dunbar and Paul Dunbar Ivonn and Richard Goihman Sol and Sebastian Malo Cynthia Peroe Alumni Chairs David Benjamin ‘98 Jon Gitman ‘04
ANNUAL GIVING TEAM LOWER SCHOOL Janice Barefoot and Nicolas Zocchi Corey Feinsilver Gigi and Jeff Jeffries Maime and Tarmo Joeveer Paula Londono and Ernesto Andrade Carla and Expedito Luz Kim Multack ‘97 Robert and Melissa Netkin Ali and Jason Rosenfeld Holly and Stephen Temes Janet and Valerio Toyos Vanessa and David Wigoda Suzanne Witrock
MIDDLE SCHOOL James and Alex Bergman Tracey and Brett Borrow Franseta Cooper Rebecca and Shlomi Dinar Darrah and Brian Gilderman Nancy ‘93 and Craig Green ‘93 Yasmin Koch Jeannie and Barry Lewin Sol and Sebastian Malo Katie and Richard Manhire Laura and Alan Mendelson Barbara and Gregg Miller Rosanna Escudero Pantin and Gerardo Pantin Lisa and Dirk Peterson Elaine and Marcelo Sirotsky
UPPER SCHOOL Lisa and Matt Allen Simone and Sylvan Chackman Carla and Lyle Chariff ‘81 Alejandro and Ana Espinal Robin and Brian Gale Richard and Ivonn Goihman Claudia Grillo Angela and Daniel Julien Julia and Matthew Kayton Amanda McGovern Shannon Menge Serafina and Mirelor Nelcha Cynthia Peroe Tom and Julie Pronesti Adriana and Pato Wills
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ANNUAL GIVING DONORS HONORARY TRUSTEE $25,000 + Miguel and Rosangel Cabrera Risse Brothers School Uniforms Barton G. Weiss
LEADERSHIP CLUB $10,000 + Felipe and Monica Bautista Scott and Melissa Beattie Whitney Bloom Sylvan and Simone Chackman Mark and Eloah Fisher Jose Garcia and Leslie Lorenzo-Garcia Lev and Olga Khasis Andrey Khodykin and Arina Maskova Vtalii and Svitlana Khomutynnik Roger Koch George Perez and Brooke Soffer Arthur and Elizabeth Porosoff Ruben Oropeza and Leonilda Rodrigues Daniel and Karin Skitnevsky Andrey Smirnov and Natalia Omelchenko Valerio Toyos and Janet Pomares-Toyos
$7,500 + Leonard ‘62 and Jayne Abess Anonymous Dmitrii Bainov and Natalia Bainova GJ and Joyce Bakker Chris Bellows Paul and Marie-France Bloch Barry Brodsky Stephen Brunetti ‘85 The Brunetti Family Wayne and Arlene Chaplin Robert and Alyson Christoph Dennis Cote
Tony Cruz and Zana Todorovic-Cruz William Dean and Stacy Roskin Steven and Karina DeLonga Delphine Dray Bud and Maria Farrey Corey Feinsilver Paul Feinsilver Ronny ‘89 and Laura Finvarb Jim and Shellie Fulford Julio and Miranda Iglesias Daniel and Angela Julien Constantine and Angela Karides Kevin J. King ‘95 and Tricia A. King Benny and Juliette Klepach Lee and Vanessa Krelstein Matthew and Kristin Lazenby Barry and Jeannie Lewin Sebastian Malo and Maria Soledad Alvarez Malo Gerald W. Moore ‘68 and Victoria Fernans Moore ‘74 James W. Moore ‘65 and Kathryn M. Kassner Mark Mutchnik and Erica Kent Mutchnik Matthias and Conny Nixdorf Luis Oberto and Maria Gill Anne Paulk Blaise Pronesti ‘18 Tom and Julie Pronesti Craig Robins Michael ‘87 and Hildy Sastre Rony Seikaly Bruce and Meryl Tabatchnick Kevin Taylor Stephen and Holly Temes The National Hotel Thelma Venema Mark and Natalie Weider Steven White and Ana Pavlovic Nicholas Zocchi and Janice Barefoot
BENEFACTOR’S CLUB “ We are able to experience really professional things at our school. With the opening of the Center for the Arts, we’re able to experience new opportunities. We have a professional stage and it is amazing to be able to perform in such a beautiful facility. Our orchestra sounds so much better inside the Center for the Arts! Overall, we have such a beautiful campus. I love coming to school every day because I get to have such a wonderful experience.” - Camryn ‘20, Member of 21 Hearts One Beat and Thespian
$5,000 + Cesare Antonini and Stephanie Katz Harry and Leslie Benitah Antonio and Petra Giacca Marc Hurwitz and Suzanne Dreifuss Alain and Tatiana Innocent Simon Lee Mark and Julie Paresky Raul and Yarelys Rodriguez Kal Saffran Jessica Schnaider Abraham and Michelle Smilowitz Alan and Traci Waserstein Ralph and Andrea Wheaton
PA L M S O C I E TY
$2,500 + Larry and Vanessa Abramowitz Matt and Lisa Allen James and Alexandra Bergman James and Serena Berra Steven and Claudia Brod
Joseph Cabrera Jose and Maria Castro Rafael Cedeno and Daniela D’Alessandro Lyle ‘81 and Clara Chariff Costantino Cicchelli and Alicia Barba David and Dara Clarke Howard and Alison Cohen John and Roxanne Davies Timothy Davis and Karin Stirk-Davis Christopher Day and Asya Pashenko Adrian De Wilde and Clara Castano-Gonzalez Spencer and Sandra Deering Cedrik and Geraldine Denain Manuel ‘91 and Stephanie Diaz Drew and Karen Dillworth Renaud Doura Ryan and Valeria Esko Justyn and Allison Feldman Elmer and Marina Figueroa Arce Robert and Rochelle Finvarb Brian and Robin Gale Alax and Wendi Gittler Arthur and Carole Green Sean and Candace Grosman Samuel and Claudia Grossman Massimo Guarini and Christina Schoelzel Jack and Karleen Halliwell Christian and Holly Hansen Eric Horstmeyer Sanjay ‘87 and Vicky Kamlani Phillip Hudson and Sandra Kaufmann Jeff and Gigi Jeffries Fred and Terry Jove Expedito and Carla Luz Richard and Isabell Lydecker Leonidas and Suzane Macedo Adam and Jackie Malamed Richard and Katie Manhire Edward and Ivlis Mantilla Fernando Margarit and Anna Oestereicher Bruce C. Matheson ‘61 Carlos E. Maza and Isabela Biernacka Jose Medina and Yuleidy Manresa Jhonny Mercado and Gabriela Mendoza-Mercado Anderson Miguel and Alexandra Perraro Alexander and Marina Mikhailov Gregg and Barbara Miller Jack and Libby Mitten Fabio Mascialino and Sandra Olivo Stanley Miller and Michiko Otani Spencer Multack and Kimberly M. Goldstein Multack ‘97 Mark and Ana Padgett Fernando and Jenny Pedraza Alex and Carol Perez Apostolos and Alicia Peristeris Mark and Sheryl Piper Jason and April Pizzo Isaac Possin and Michelle Finvarb Possin ‘95 Hanley and Elizabeth Ramirez Steven ‘92 and Elizabeth Resnick Ryan and Hollen Rosenberg
Michael and Diane Rosenberg Jason and Allison Rosenfeld Alexander Schoch Marcelo and Elaine Sirotsky Marc and Lindy Smiley David and Wendy Smith Sean Smith and Stephanie Denault Smith Rasciel and Maria Socarras Craig and Mijanou Spurdle Erwin and Carolina Sredni Clifford and Janet Stein Elliot Stone and Bonnie Sockel-Stone Matthew and Natalia Storm Jimmy ‘81 and Janie Tate Jerry and Judy Tilis Glen Turf Mike and Kim van der Leegte Marcel and Alexandra van Gemerden Arkady Vaygensberg and Victoria Stepankovsky Howard “Coco” Willingham ‘65 Patricio and Adriana Wills Greg and Wendy Wyka
$1,500 + Robert Ader and Elizabeth Hitt Dennis and Barbara Amoils The Bakalarz Family Michael and Viviane Baker Mariano Barreto and Bianca Baldini Kenneth and Valerie Barrett Robert and Tania Bassan Adam and Ruth Behlman Jean-Paul and Corinne Benkemoun Dan Bernstein and Laura Stuzin Marcelo and Maike Blaya Gabriel and Paula Boano Rajeeb Borthakur and Violina Bhattacharyya Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti Gary and Peggy Butts Jose Mellado and Ania Cabrerizo Gennaro and Andrea Cariglio John Cartledge Tabitha Charles ‘85 and Jerome Charles Jeffrey and Tracy Cohen Seth Cohen and Aline Grotti-Cohen Jose and Adriana Curiel Inigo de Zabala and Eva Dalda Brook Dorsch and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch Paul Dunbar and Loyce Archer-Dunbar Salvador and Maricer Escalon Sebastian Falconi and Mariella Isaias David Filler and Catherine Rodriguez-Filler Michael and Svetlana Fischer Andrew and Michelle Gaudet Jack and Lindsay George Brian and Darrah Gilderman Richard and Lainie Ginsburg Richard and Ivonn Goihman Marcia Gomes Robert Greenberg Michele and Leticia Grendene Claudia Grillo Joshua Hare and Lee Cohen Hare Daniel and Manisha Harwin Kent and Katja Janzon *Donors are listed at their highest level of giving.
Ryan Jove ‘07 Scott Jove ‘05 Tyler Jove ‘10 David Kahn ‘97 and Jaclyn Kahn Valentin Kasianov and Tetyana Kasianova Guy and Selin Kurlandski Alexey Labzin and Olga Zueva Pierre and Sarah Lacharlotte Felipe Lemos and Nicole Brofman Doug and Kaisa Levine Maria Lizama Cary and Caryn Lubetsky Eric and Myriam Malka Edward and Irene Mandel Eduardo and Gabriela Marquez Ian McGaffic and Donna Newman Michael McMillan and Carol Cassis-McMillan Jay and Joni Meiselman Camilo and Maria Menasche Alan and Laura Mendelson Gunther and Nicola Meyer Todd Michaels and Brandi Paul Blake and Anne Modesitt Andrea Bakalarz ‘99 and Jonatan Modiano Mike and Deborah Nunez Sergio Ometto Rafael and Cristina Palop Edward Pontchek and Joanna Bednarek Jessica ‘00 and Steve Rhodes Sage Dining Services, Inc Alper and Yildiz Saltos James and Karin Scott Pedro Serrano and Carmen Bigles Lara Shriftman Marsha Soffer John and Hope Steutel Douglas Strabelli and Camila Chamadoira Lele Toole-Tracy ‘81 and Dwight Tracy Davide Veglia and Marta Fasoli Jose Luis Waingarten and Elizabeth Laduzinski David and Vanessa Wigoda Bill and Juliet Wolk
DIRECTORS’ CLUB $500 + Madhurani Agarwal David and Gisela Alexander Vivian Alvarez-Garcia Anonymous Carlos and Angela Arango Donald and Meredith Ball Suzanne Basset Bob and Debi Beasley Mario and Stacy Behr Cleve and Cindy Bell Julien Bergier and Carolina Calderon-Bergier Jorge Betancourt and Melisa Mercia Perry and Lori Boucher Eli Bravo and Maria Gabriela Contreras Pietri The Bronish-Lovett Family Stuart and Erika Browning
Alex Bruckstein and Natalie Slimak Vincent and Sarah Carfora Joseph Cartolano and Angela Alvero Pablo Casas and Claudia Pulecio Paul and Karen Chaplin Bharat and Neelam Chatani Michael Chavies and Pamela Pride-Chavies Raul and Juliana Costa Fernando and Kimberly Crespo Randolfo William Custodio and Cristina Obara Dennis and Debra DeGori Dennis and Aura Delarosa Sean and Viviana Dunn Moises Egozi and Deborah B. Baker Frank and Emily Eismont Philippe Erb and Isabelle Erb Gréaux Patricia Fabien “ My new room in the Center for the Arts has allowed me to build a new Middle School Music program from the ground up. For example, we began our first full year in the CFA with record numbers in the Beginning Orchestra. It is an inspiring building that feels like working in a conservatory – in fact, coming to work each day reminds me of my college days at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.” - Russell Mofsky, Gregory and Cilia Fishman Middle School Rob Flint and Kevin Burns Music Teacher Todd and Alice Florin and Chair of FASTAC Sanford and Mayra Freedman Juliette Fulton John and Christina Galinos Vadim Gataullin and Gulnara Gataullina Felix and Leylis Genao Daniela Goddard Morris and Arlene Goldfarb Howard and Stella Gostfrand Mark and Debbie Greenberg Benjamin Guzman and Margarita Cid Guzman David and Penny Hatz Eric Lejeune and Julie Heck Lejeune Cirilo Hernandez and Martha Padron
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Marko Jaric David Kaye George and Nicole Kovacs Ernesto and Helen Kunde Edward and Anna Letko Mauricio and Fernanda Levi Scott and Jordanna Levy Jason and Marni Loeb David and Beth Long Robert and Allison Ludicke Fernando Maestre and Maite Merino Kevin and Tania Maloney Jerry ‘62 and Patricia Markowitz Steven Mathes David ‘85 and Susan May “ For me personally the new Center for the Arts was one of the deciding factors in my accepting the position here at MCDS. The space is stunning and the theater is on par with many of the professional theaters I have had the opportunity to work in. For students this space allows them a stronger educational experience. I have been able to take my classes down to the theater and conduct tours, teaching them and pointing out the various curtains, parts of the stage, teaching them how to operate the fly system and so forth. The experience becomes real and not something from a book they don’t have a personal connection to. I believe the space has allowed for greater production value and more visually spectacular productions.” - Charles D. Gracy, Middle School Drama Director/Faculty Barry and Toba Meiselman Enrique Molina and Adriana Montiel Milton and Paola Molina Joaquin Molla and Maria Paola Della Torre Antonio Moura and Claudia Estrada Ulises Muniz and Laura Rodriguez David Musarra Sean Nagle and Jennifer Vatalaro-Nagle Allison Nash-Zelkowitz Mirelor and Serafina Nelcha Gregory and Helena Nelson Robert and Melissa Netkin Ted and Sandra Nguyen Alan and Lori Nieder Yefim and Felicia Nivoro Marco and Cristiane Nogueira Lonnie and Dara Ogulnick Antonio Ortega and Teresa Amorin-Ortega Marco Pacheco and Arlyn Hidalgo Rogerio and Dejovanca Paes Eric and Ingrid Palmisano Julio and Nora Pardave Patrick Penkwitt and Michelle Naves Gabriel and Kimberly Perazzo
Cynthia Peroe Dirk and Lisa Peterson Howard and Ilene Premer Falk and Natascha Preussner Anselmo Ramos and Camila Cardillo Guidon Julio Ramos and Patricia Mond Helen Rees Paul and Doris Richards Alejandro Rodriguez and Ana Aldrey Enrico Romagnoli and Anna Cecilia Jose and Ilane Rossetto David Salazar Zachary Schiffman and Lona Smith Brooke Schuchts ‘18 Tara Elias-Schuchts ‘81 and Wayne S. Schuchts Charles and Jennifer Sennett Carlos and Candida Silva Joel and Carrie Simmonds Aaron and Alexandra Sinnes David and Marra Smith Alberto Sosa and Marianela Lizardo de Sosa Adam and Teresa Spiegel Lawrence and Carol Stanfill Michael and Marilyn Thomas Daniel and Cristin Thorogood Paul and Tina Tolles Dennis Truax Rafael Valdivia Filho and Clarissa B. Valdivia William Van Scoyoc Guy Vanderhaegen and Natacha N. Standaert Michael and Kim Walker Huinan Wang and Yuxin Zhang J. Randall and Charmaine Waterfield Robert Watson and Joanne James Hal and Hydi Webb Mark and Liliana White Paul and Tracy Zazadze
UP TO $499 Yann and Ruth Abily Anthony Grondin and Laura Abreu-Grondin Jose and Cristina Acosta Jonathan and Abra Adrabi Julio J. Aguirre and Chiqui A. Rodriguez Alejandro Agurcia and Denira Borrero Brenda Alfaro Terry Alfonso Martha Allen Daniel Alonso and Ana Maria Ochoa AJ Roberts and Sandy Altman Roberts Audy and Marie Alvarez Fabio and Simone Amaral Danielle Amoils ‘18 Anonymous Igor and Angelika Anapolsky Bo Andersen and Nicholy Huyer Donald and Rosie Andersen Alejandro Arango and Beatrice Rombaut Arango Salome Arango ‘18 Stuart and Virginia Arey Daniel and Joanne Aronson Samuel and Isora Arriaga
Karim Assafo and Maritza Charr Patrick Assali and Lorena Celauro-Assali Nick Athanassiadis and Karen Davis Angela Attento ‘94 Leolin and Tracie Auguste Alejandro Avayu ‘97 Tommy and Melissa Babil Gabrielle Bailey ‘15 Fred Baisden ‘57 Christine Baldwin Tate R. Baldwin ‘24 Chris and Patty Ballesteros Isabella Ballesteros ‘18 Elena Barberis John and Margaret Barbick Geneva Barnes Milan Bass ‘18 Sid and Karen Bass David Batcheller ‘07 Anne Beasley ‘14 Ashley O’Kurley and Sandra Beggs Leon and Lana Bell Betty Bellman Alan and Helen Gay Benenson David ‘98 and Angela Benjamin Lauren Benton David and Denise Beraha David and Maria Bernard Natalie Bernard ‘04 Audrey Bernstein Jesse and Sandra Bernstein Leon and Andrea Bibas Michaela Bittner Gordana Bjekic Ricardo Blum and Adriana Sandoval Ellen Bonet Mario Borda and Carolina Quintero Brett and Tracey Borrow Luis Bosch and Fadia Bassi Elizabeth Bram Jose Breindembach and Yumary Kohler Scott and Vanessa Brennan Stephen Brennan Marc and Diane Breslow Romain Breton and Kristina Martinez Elisabeth Brett Edward and Kelley Brill Andy and Terri Broce Ariel and Esther Bromberg Samuel E. Brown and Roberta Lagrandeur Victor and Marcela Bruce Stephen P. Brunetti ‘18 Francesca Bruno Laura Buccellati ‘88 Oliver Buckwell and Adel Hattem Joan Burstein James and Maureen Byers Barbara Byrne Mike Caban Jesus and Pamela Cabarcos Phil and Robin Cahill Ruben Calderon Luis Calle and Alicia Silva Gerardo and Carmen Capo Gabriel Carballada and Florencia Tabeni Andy Carlson ‘82
Kurt Carlson ‘18 Susan Stanfill Carlson ‘82 Ubaldo and Catalina Castellon Peter and Laura Cayon Anthony Cervone and Minoosh Farhangi Christine Chancy ‘08 Elizabeth Chaplin ‘11 Katie T. Chaplin ‘12 Monica J. Chaplin Starosta ‘01 Xi Chen and Lily Wang Lunel and Cathy Cherenfant Giselle Chirinos Martin and Egda Chirinos Frank and Daria Cirisano Sean Clancy and Dina Cellini Conor Clancy ‘04 and Ana Clancy Doug and Peg Clifton Dan and Lilian Cohen Felix and Shayne Cohen Jose Colon and Shannon Menge Stan and Candice Comstock Franseta Cooper Matthew and Lyndsey Cooper Carlos A. Coutinho and Cristina Melo Graciella Creazzo Giancarlo Rodriguez and Angela Criscione-Rodriguez Jon Cross and Jen Karetnick Ulysses and Luz Stella Cross Martha Crossman Nancy Crowell Yang Lin and Ying Cui Jimmy Cudzilo and David Sanchez J. Joseph and Barbara Curran Evelyn Daes-Perez Cindy Dana George and Gianinna Dargham Harrison C. Davies ‘09 Alex de Carvalho ‘85 Edwin and Elizabeth De La Cadena Lourdes De La Huerta Claudio and Renata De Souza Paul DeAngelis Julio DeAracama Ingrid DeBlasio Alejandro Granado and Rosana Delgado Julius R. Delgado ‘18 Victor Depradine and Monica Payan David and Lisa Desmond Robert Desmond ‘15 Sandra Di Cataldo Camilo Diaz Michael Diaz and Hilda Piloto Carlos Dieppa and Juanita Salazar Mayling Dixon Michael and Kimberly Dodd Alexander Dombrowsky ‘92 and Anna Blackman Diego and Claudia Donayre Werner ‘61 and Nellie Dorigo Michael and Carolyn Dorn Shlande Dossou Scot Drucker ‘00 Joshua Dull and Lani Capote-Dull Yiannis and Veronica Dumas Christopher Duque and Monica Urrutia *Donors are listed at their highest level of giving.
Noujan and Paule Ebrahimi Jack and Laurie Ehrenfeld Leonardo Emperador and Patricia Bastidas Rachel Erb Jose Escalante Michael Fallik Gerardo Feldman Nina Feola ‘18 Tamara Feola Ivon Fernandez Vittorio Figari and Cristiana Grassi Figari Claudia Figueredo ‘90 Michael and Renee Finny Noah Florin ‘18 Paul and Berit Fournier Dessalines and Fernande Francois Jennifer Frehling Roman Frenkel Josephine Frigerio Annette Fulton Raul Galofre and Adriana Vergara Dana and Amy Gallup Sheika Ganthier Nicola Garat Edward and Carrie Garazi Carly Garazi ‘18 Atalie Garcia Elsa Garcia Shassidy Garcia Gary and Niety Gerson Harris Gilbert and Sunny Friedman-Gilbert Jaime Giraldo and Liliana Alzate Jon Gitman ‘04 Todd and Kim Glaser Thomas and Susan Glick Israel Goihman ‘18 Jorge Gomez ‘97 and Elena Londono Oscar Goncalves and Caterina Badiello Fabian Gonzalez and Mariana Garcia Christina Gordon Nicole ‘95 and Steven Gorin Andrea Graham ‘98 Craig ‘93 and Nancy Green ‘93
Alan and Marilyn Greenfield Alyson Greenfield ‘93 and Bill Giovannucci Jason Grey Nalle Grinda Linda Guerra The Gutchess Family Allison Guyen Rolando Guzman and Cristina Pla-Guzman John Gynell and Laurie Malaga Eid Habib and Ria Maxwell Anthony Haderer Lior and Hana Haiat J. Clifford Halliwell and Lillian Lillibridge Ralph Halpern Anthony Harris and Carlotta Roos Zachary B. Hart ‘18 Christopher and Tanya Hayes George Heisel Sharon Held John Hernandez and Alexandra Page Steven Herzberg ‘07 John Hewitt Sean and Shannon Hill Oscar and Elvira Hinds Philip and Michelle Holcman Brett Holland ‘07 Erica Homs Benjamin Horn ‘18 Jonathan and Jenny Horn Timothy Houser Steven and Amy Hurwitz Michael Hutsko and Carroll Kelly Michael and Lauren Iaslovits Rodrigo Iglesias-Rijnsburger ‘18 Anna Imperiale Jaime Iriarte and Jilia Montano Vadim Ishutin and Ekaterina Ishutina Sergio Jachtchenco and Angelique Suarez Juan Jendrick and Donatella Di Bello Kelly John Sha’Quan Johnson Julian and Julianna Johnston Van Jones ‘56
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Kim Jordan Alex Justo and Rose Sayre Charles Kaiser Paula Kaminsky Benjamin and Elena Kaplan Jeffrey and Betsy Kaplan L. Robert Kay ‘60 Susan Kelley Ruth Polley Kettaneh
Marcio Masi Alicia Matho Gregory McMillan Ian and Avra McNamara Mari Mejia Ivan Mendoza ‘94 and Ana Mendoza Kenneth Merrill ‘01 Camila Mesa ‘18 Luis Mesa and Alexandra Tobon Cristian Miguez Leo and Elvia Milanes “ The art studio has impacted the students’ learning Livia Minetti through its spaciousness, open design, and great Russell Mofsky and Kristen McLean lighting. Beyond the physical space, the equipment John Montgomery ‘54 the students use is top-notch, and they do not need Brenda Mora for much beyond what the Center for the Arts offers. Gordon and Yvonne Moyer Frederick and Jennifer Muhlig It warms my teacher heart to see the joy of the Ari ‘95 and Brittany Mutchnik students as they accomplish their art tasks in Seymour and Sally Nash this wonderful space!” Nada Nassif Alberto and Lital Nayor - Mark J. Runge, Upper School Art Teacher Jacqueline Niang Monica Nishi Brenda Kilgore Greg ‘94 and Jody Nordone John King ‘90 Alvaro Nores and Vanesa Carpignano Jenny Knight and John Griffin Mary Novas Yasmin Koch Mekhi Nunez Brandon Kochen ‘07 Margareth Olmann Carlos and Fannie Kochen Agostino Onorato and Maribet Caruso Jenna Kochen ‘05 Mike and Fran Oppedisano Allan and Ursula Koltun Jose Oronoz and Fabiola Garcia-Oronoz Chad Konchak ‘00 Alex Orr ‘77 and Hila de Saussure Peter Konen and Marisol Sardina Michael Orr and Debbie Chandler-Orr Joshua and Vivien Kozlovski Carlos I. Ortega ‘18 Beatrice Krasnow Millie Ortiz Howard and Susan Kreger Tolga Ozmen and Sarah Esra Ozmen Oleksandr Krylov and Iuliia Tsukanova Nicole Paciorek Leigh Kurk Rose Painson Paul and Laiz Lardi Leonard and Sharon Panisch Brice and Maya Le Troadec John Pantesco Debbie Lee Eloy Paredes and Trina Krispin Wendy LeHockey Bryan and Michele Parizo Todd and A.J. Leoni Jay and Laura Cresto Parker Bridgette N. Lewin ‘18 Tejas ‘01 and Devi Patel Gregg and Elizabeth Lightfoot James Paulk ‘90 and Jenn DiFrancesco Susanna Linfield Ines Pearson Claudia Londono Mike Preston and Lucy Pekoc Edward Long Jason and Katy Pelletier Kristina Long Eduardo Peralta and Raisel Rodriguez Adolfo Lopez and Maria M. Cruz Alex Pereira and Danitza Djurovic Susana Lopez Raquel Pernas Oscar Losada and Sandra Lizardo Robert and Barbara Peroe Sam Luby and Katharina Weibel Daniela Pesce Walter and Nina Lucchi Kanesha Petit-Phar ‘14 Eileen Lugo Kelly Pierce Bruno and Christine Luz Pascal Piller and Veronica Piller Langman Michael and Cristiane Lyndaker Walter and Danielle Pineda Henry Lynk Christopher Polite ‘02 Vanessa MacAdam Jay and Perri Pollak Diana MacLeod José Luis Potolicchio and Susanna Aparo Stephen and Margaret Mahoney Jason and Lisi Port Andrew Malcolm and Vanessa Cabrera Maria Prieto Francesta Marcelin Francis and Jaqueline Puglise Niki ‘87 and Anthony Markofsky Christopher ‘00 and Lissette Pumo Bernardino and Kemella Marques Alberto Puppin and Valentina Onesti Christian Martell Juan Quintero and Margarita Santa
Jose and Ketty Ramirez Pedro and Marialejandra Rangel Noureddine and Jenna Rassif Jack and Dawn Rattner Alejandro Ravelo and Arlet Lara Jeffrey and Julie Respler Norman and Jean Reust Anthony and Erika Riccardi Akbar Rizvi Pascal and Jill Robert Roberto and Silvana Rodrigues Andre Rodrigues ‘18 Michel and Erika Rodriguez Ron and Jessica Rodriguez Marcelo Rojo and Sara McDevitt David and Kristi Romanik Cynthia Rosenberg Karen Rosenbloom Jordan and Eilene Rosenblum David Rosendorf and Lisa Walsh Fredlyn Rosenfeld Ken and Robin Rubens Robert ‘58 and Jaye Quimby Mario Rumiano and Lizette Quimper Mark Runge Carlos Rusconi and Roseli Machado Nicholas Ruskowski and Michelle Farina Adam and Wendy Russakoff Sol and Julie Saad Beymar Sabogal and Diana Martinez John Salt ‘08 Maria Sanchez Juan Santos and Ana Villegas Cesar Sastre Cesar ‘82 and Patricia Sastre Barth ‘59 and Gail Satuloff Neil and Jennifer Sazant Graziano Sbroggio Mark and Sorela Schultz Maranda Schwartz Minette Schwartz ‘06 Ilan Segal and Carolina Henao-Segal Lindsy Seidel Juan and Rita Serralles Arden and Meribeth Shank Rand and Lisa Shapiro Ryan ‘96 and Nirvana Sherman ‘95 Daniel Sirlin and Vaida Harvey Cheryl Skalberg Michael Slotnick Jackie Smith James Stamatis and Alicia Becker-Stamatis Julie Stampler ‘90 Howard and Joelle Steinberg Melvin and Geen Stier Harrison Stier ‘18 James ‘87 and Caridad Stobs Maureen Stout Scott Stripling and Elizabeth Serrano Steven and Karen Strober Jerry and Linda Strom Erik and Carolina Stromeyer Igor and Marija Surev Nolan and Emily Sutker Tom Sverkounos and Marisol Ferro Ochiel Swaby
Robert F. Swan Jr. Asha A. Taylor ‘18 B.J. Teltsher ‘93 Colin Thomas and Sherrie Lewis-Thomas Lance Tinkler ‘01 Jane Tiffin Michael and Helen Tilis Allen and Angela Tongue Bernard and Muriel Touret Tracy Towle Humphrey ‘96 and Jeff Humphrey Rhett and Stephanie Traband David and Rochelle Trafton Frank Priest and Sophia Tranoris James and Janine Turk Juan C. Valdes and Ana Atanes-Valdes Maria Valenzuela-Williams Tania Vargas Ignacio Ventura and Cynthia Gomez Martin Sandy Villamizar Sabrina Walters William and Alba Ward Henry and Tameka Wardlaw Richard and Michelle Washington Jay Weaver and Marta Lavandier Jason and Laurie Weisberg Kenneth Westlake Carl Whitmer ‘71 John and Kim Wicker Ronald Wieselberg and Paula Dabul Marva Wiley Blaine and Lori Willenborg Alejandro Wills ‘18 Christopher and Denise Wilson Jerrett and Beatrice Winder Jason and Suzanne Witrock Sarah Wright Gladys Xiques ‘90 Wen Cui Xu John and Robin Yearwood John and Adele Yermack Mauricio Zapata Scott and Sarah Zdanis
$1,177,775 Total Annual Giving Dollars Raised
*Donors are listed at their highest level of giving.
$281,900 Professional Growth for Faculty & Staff
$200,000 New books and supplies for Lower School Classroom Libraries
$437,026 New Instructional Technology and Furniture
ALEJANDRO ESPINAL Parent of Jorge ’12, Cristina ’15, and Daniel ’20 Donor and Volunteer, Philanthropy Committee and Annual Giving Why do you give and why is it meaningful for you? “All you give is all you get” says Shirley Horn when she sings “This is to Life.” I give because by doing so, it connects me with a meaningful cause, with a community, and with the best of myself. The rewards of giving are limitless and the impact it has in my life is deep and profound. I also give because it is an obligation we all have in order to achieve a fulfilling existence. Giving is not an option to me, it is part of my everyday life. What is Philanthropy to you? Philanthropy is an overall concept that transforms the meaning of life. It is a culture that transforms the life of all givers and receivers. Why do you enjoy giving back to Country Day? MCDS is an outstanding institution and the impact it has on my children has been revealed over time; it is not immediate. Their social skills, caring for others and for their community, life interests, and academic preparation and achievements, are an instrumental part of the “whole child” the school inspires. I feel that all of us parents should be involved one way or another by donating money, sharing our professional experiences with students, or donating time, thus contributing to the development of a better community.
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“ The Center for the Arts has allowed my students to enjoy the process in the creation of Theater. Whether it’s working backstage in our gorgeous dressing rooms on Makeup design or costume crew, rehearsals in the black box or professional quality performances on the Parents’ Association Performance Stage in the John Davies Theater, the Center for the Arts has made a lasting impact on my students’ experiences as emerging artists. The excitement and passion they bring to each rehearsal and performance is due in part to our incredible space.” - Cristina M. Pla-Guzman, Upper School Theater Teacher
ALUMNI ANNUAL GIVING ALUMNI 7500 CLUB Leonard ‘62 and Jayne Abess Anonymous Stephen Brunetti ‘85 Ronny ‘89 and Laura Finvarb Kevin J. King ‘95 and Tricia A. King Gerald W. Moore ‘68 and Victoria Fernans Moore ‘74 James W. Moore ‘65 and Kathryn M. Kassner Blaise Pronesti ‘18 Michael ‘87 and Hildy Sastre
A LU M N I PA L M SOCIETY Lyle ‘81 and Clara Chariff Manuel ‘91 and Stephanie Diaz Sanjay ‘87 and Vicky Kamlani Bruce C. Matheson ‘61 Spencer Multack and Kimberly M. Goldstein Multack ‘97 Isaac Possin and Michelle Finvarb Possin ‘95 Steven ‘92 and Elizabeth Resnick Jimmy ‘81 and Janie Tate Howard “Coco” Willingham ‘65
ALUMNI FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE Tabitha Charles ‘85 and Jerome Charles Ryan Jove ‘07 Scott Jove ‘05 Tyler Jove ‘10 David Kahn ‘97 and Jaclyn Kahn Andrea Bakalarz ‘99 and Jonatan Modiano Jessica ‘00 and Steve Rhodes Lele Toole-Tracy ‘81 and Dwight Tracy
BEACON SOCIETY David ‘98 and Angela Benjamin Laura Buccellati ‘88 Harrison C. Davies ‘09 Alexander Dombrowsky ‘92 and Anna Blackman
Scot Drucker ‘00 Andrea Graham ‘98 Alyson Greenfield ‘93 and Bill Giovannucci L. Robert Kay ‘60 Chad Konchak ‘00 Jerry ‘62 and Patricia Markowitz David ‘85 and Susan May Ivan Mendoza ‘94 and Ana Mendoza Brooke Schuchts ‘18 Tara Elias-Schuchts ‘81 and Wayne S. Schuchts Minette Schwartz ‘06 Lance Tinkler ‘01
S PA RTA N P R I D E Fred Baisden ‘57 Isabella Ballesteros ‘18 Natalie Bernard ‘04 Andy Carlson ‘82 Susan Stanfill Carlson ‘82 Kurt Carlson ‘18 Christine Chancy ‘08 Elizabeth Chaplin ‘11 Katie T. Chaplin ‘12 Monica J. Chaplin Starosta ‘01 Conor Clancy ‘04 and Ana Clancy Alex de Carvalho ‘85 Werner ‘61 and Nellie Dorigo Jon Gitman ‘04 Nicole ‘95 and Steven Gorin Craig ‘93 and Nancy Green ‘93 Brett Holland ‘07 Benjamin Horn ‘18 Van Jones ‘56 John King ‘90 Brandon Kochen ‘07 Niki ‘87 and Anthony Markofsky Kenneth Merrill ‘01 Ari ‘95 and Brittany Mutchnik Greg ‘94 and Jody Nordone Alex Orr ‘77 and Hila de Saussure Tejas ‘01 and Devi Patel James Paulk ‘90 and Jenn DiFrancesco Christopher Polite ‘02 Christopher ‘00 and Lissette Pumo Robert ‘58 and Jaye Quimby John Salt ‘08 Cesar ‘82 and Patricia Sastre
Barth ‘59 and Gail Satuloff Ryan ‘96 and Nirvana Sherman ‘95 Julie Stampler ‘90 James ‘87 and Caridad Stobs B.J. Teltsher ‘93
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB Danielle Amoils ‘18 Salome Arango ‘18 C L A S S O F 19 5 0 ’ s Angela Attento ‘94 5 DONORS Alejandro Avayu ‘97 Gabrielle Bailey ‘15 C L A S S O F 19 6 0 ’ s Milan Bass ‘18 8 DONORS David Batcheller ‘07 Anne Beasley ‘14 C L A S S O F 19 7 0 ’ s Stephen Brunetti ‘18 3 DONORS Julius Delgado ‘18 Robert Desmond ‘15 C L A S S O F 19 8 0 ’ s Nina Feola ‘18 16 D O N O R S Claudia Figueredo ‘90 Noah Florin ‘18 C L A S S O F 19 9 0 ’ s Carly Garazi ‘18 26 DONORS Israel Goihman ‘18 Zachary Hart ‘18 CLASS OF 2000’s Steven Herzberg ‘07 23 DONORS Rodrigo Iglesias-Rijnsburger ‘18 Jenna Kochen ‘05 C L A S S O F 2 010 ’ s Bridgette Lewin ‘18 Camila Mesa ‘18 31 D O NO R S John Montgomery ‘54 Carlos Ortega ‘18 Kanesha Petit-Phar ‘14 Andre Rodrigues ‘18 Karen Rosenbloom ‘18 Harrison Stier ‘18 Asha Taylor ‘18 Tracy Towle Humphrey ‘96 and Jeff Humphrey Carl Whitmer ‘71 Alejandro Wills ‘18 Gladys Xiques ‘90
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I M PACT DAY 2 0 1 7
Students showcase the direct benefits they receive from gifts made to Annual Giving.
Parent and student volunteers shared messages about the impact giving has on our school.
Sammy the Spartan brings the spirit of giving to Impact Day!
B I RT H DAY B O O K D O N O R S Jorge Arevalo and Olga Bahdanava Edson and Sandra Asarias Harry and Leslie Benitah Donald and Meredith Ball Mariano Barreto and Bianca Baldini Julien Bergier and Carolina Calderon-Bergier Jorge Betancourt and Melisa Mercia Sarah L. Bigio Gordana Bjekic Wendy Bojnansky Luis Bosch and Fadia Bassi Perry and Lori Boucher Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti Miguel and Rosangel Cabrera Luis Carvalho and Ana Marcia Carneiro Albuquerque Weiyin Chen and Yiwen Tsai Juan Chourio and Mary Giannetti Leon Albert and Karise Claramonte Fernando and Kimberly Crespo Claudio and Renata De Souza Dennis and Aura Delarosa Steven and Karina Delonga Michael Diaz and Hilda Piloto Bruno and Luana Diniz Brook Dorsch and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch Silvia Drobiarz Christopher Duque and Monica Urrutia Moises Egozi and Deborah B. Baker Ryan and Valeria Esko Corey Feinsilver Luis Fernandez de Castro and Ana Medina Michael and Svetlana Fischer Todd and Alice Florin Dessalines and Fernande Francois Felix and Leylis Genao Alyson Greenfield ‘93 and Bill Giovannucci Anthony Grondin and Laura Abreu-Grondin Benjamin Guzman and Margarita Cid Guzman John Gynell and Laurie Malaga Daniel and Manisha Harwin Leon and Jessica Hausmann John Hernandez and Alexandra Page Julio and Miranda Iglesias
Estefano Isaias and Julie Mongerson Vadim Ishutin and Ekaterina Ishutina Jeff and Gigi Jeffries Julian and Julianna Johnston Benjamin and Elena Kaplan Constantine and Angela Karides Lev and Olga Khasis Alexey Knyshov and Inna Knyshova Alexey Kravtsov and Yulia Bordovskikh Lee and Vanessa Krelstein Oleksandr Krylov and Iuliia Tsukanova Ernesto and Helen Kunde Guy and Selin Kurlandski Matthew and Kristin Lazenby Susan Lee Eric Lejeune and Julie Heck Lejeune Mauricio and Fernanda Levi Camargo Lins and Ana Paula Panarello Anthony and Viviana Lopez Paul and Skye Mata Carlos Maza and Isabela Biernacka Meaghan McNulty Jose Medina and Yuleidy Manresa Camilo and Maria Menasche Gordon and Aileen Messinger Yaniv and Kimberly Mindell Blake and Anne Modesitt Russell Mofsky and Kristen McLean Enrique Molina and Adriana Montiel Milton and Paola Molina Ximena Moreno-Rodriguez Spencer Multack and Kimberly M. Goldstein Multack ‘97 Mark Mutchnik and Erica Kent Mutchnik Charlie and Dana Myers Sean Nagle and Jennifer Vatalaro-Nagle Gregory and Helena Nelson Yefim and Felicia Nivoro Jean Noel and Annelie Grinda Marco and Cristiane Nogueira Luis Oberto and Maria Gill Ivan Orrego and Juliana Senior Humberto Ortiz and Patricia Gonzalez
Mark and Julie Paresky Joao Pedro and Maria Emanuella Andrade Jason and Katy Pelletier Edward Pontchek and Joanna Bednarek Jason and Lisi Port José Luis Potolicchio and Susanna Aparo Andre and Luciane Queiroz Frank and Loubna Ray Brett Reizen ‘95 and Maria Reizen Denise and Xavier Rivera Michel and Erika Rodriguez Enrico Romagnoli and Anna Cecilia Jason and Allison Rosenfeld Rex and Carolynn Runzheimer Firuz Sadykov and Nozofarid Sadykova Alper and Yildiz Saltos Zachary Schiffman and Lona Smith Ilan Segal and Carolina Henao-Segal Brian and Ashley Sidman Abraham and Michelle Smilowitz Alberto Sosa and Marianela Lizardo de Sosa Adam and Teresa Spiegel Craig and Mijanou Spurdle Devand and Dolores Sukhdeo Douglas Strabelli and Camila Chamadoira Valerio Toyos and Janet Pomares-Toyos Davide Veglia and Marta Fasoli Juan P. Verdiquio and Gabriela V. Villoslada Rafael Vieira and Flavia Vieira Diego Villegas and Laura Gomez Robert Watson and Joanne James Steven White and Ana Pavlovic Bill and Juliet Wolk Wen Cui Xu Paul and Tracy Zazadze Nicholas Zocchi and Janice Barefoot
G R A N D PA R E N T S Geneva Barnes Suzanne Bassett Audrey Bernstein The Brunetti Family Joan Burstein Gerardo and Carmen Capo Doug and Peg Clifton J. Joseph and Barbara Curran Victor Depradine and Monica Payan Paul Feinsilver Gary and Niety Gerson Morris and Arlene Goldfarb Arthur and Carole Green Alan and Marilyn Greenfield J. Clifford Halliwell and Lillian Lillibridge George Heisel Claude and Marie Jose Innocent Valentin Kasianov and Tetyana Kasianova
Ruth Polley Kettaneh Barry and Toba Meiselman Jack and Libby Mitten Mike and Deborah Nunez Ines Pearson Mike Preston and Lucy Pekoc Robert and Barbara Peroe Norman and Jean Reust Michael and Diane Rosenberg Jordan and Eilene Rosenblum Cesar Sastre Rand and Lisa Shapiro Lawrence and Carol Stanfill Jerry and Linda Strom Jerry and Judy Tilis James and Corinne Tolles Thelma Venema
FA C U LT Y & S TA F F Yann Abily Laura Abreu-Grondin
Cristina Acosta Abra Adrabi Gisela Alexander Teresa Alfonso Marnie Allen Joanne Aronson Donald Ball John Barbick David Batcheller ‘07 Lauren Benton David Beraha Jesse Bernstein Scott Brennan Stephen Brennan Elisabeth Brett Kelley Brill Theresa Broce Daniel Bronish Samuel Brown Francesca Bruno Gary Butts Barbara Byrne
Miguel Caban Vanessa Cabrera Phil Cahill Ruben Calderon Laura Cayon Christine Chancy Tabitha Charles ‘85 Egda Chirinos Giselle Chirinos Daria Cirisano Candice Comstock Nancy Crowell James Cudzilo John Davies Karen Davis Elizabeth De La Cadena Lourdes De La Huerta Paul DeAngelis Julio DeAracama Ingrid DeBlasio Carolyn Dorn Shlande Dossou
“ Dance has real dance floors, mirrors on both sides of the room and professional ballet barres.” - Sha’ Quan Johnson, Dance Teacher
Paule Ebrahimi Laurie Ehrenfeld Michael Fallik Michelle Farina Marisol Ferro Michael Finny Renee Finny Alice Florin Dessalines Francois Josephine Frigerio Shellie Fulford Annette Fulton Juliette Fulton Sheika Ganthier Nicola Garat Atalie Garcia Elsa Garcia Shassidy Garcia Lindsay George Jaime Giraldo Susan Glick Cynthia Gomez Martin Alyson Greenfield ‘93 Marilyn Greenfield Linda Guerra Anthony Haderer Christopher Hayes Tanya Hayes Sean Hill Michelle Holcman Michael Hutsko Anna Imperiale Kelly John Sha’Quan Johnson Kimberly Jordan Betsy Kaplan Carroll Kelly Brenda Kilgore Jenny Knight Peter Konen Helen Kunde Leigh Kurk Arlet Lara Deborah Lee Gregg Lightfoot Susanna Linfield Claudia Londono Elizabeth Long Kristina Long Silvia Lopez Charles Lovett Nina Lucchi Eileen Lugo Christine Luz Vanessa MacAdam Margaret Mahoney Andrew Malcolm Francesta Marcelin Christian Martell Kristina Martinez Steven Mathes Alicia Matho Ria Maxwell Gregory McMillan Ian McNamara Cristian Miguez
Leonardo Milanes Livia Minetti Russell Mofsky Brenda Mora Yvonne Moyer Frederick Muhlig Jennifer Muhlig Nada Nassif Jacqueline Niang Mary Novas Frances Oppedisano Jose Oronoz Myriam Ortiz Nicole Paciorek Ingrid Palmisano John Pantesco Nora Pardave Bryan Parizo Michele Parizo Ines Pearson Lucy Pekoc Kathryn Pelletier Raquel Pernas Daniela Pesce Kelly Pierce Walter Pineda Sheryl Piper Cristina Pla-Guzman Christopher Polite Lissette Pumo Akbar Rizvi Jill Robert Pascal Robert Laura Rodriguez Kristi Romanik Cynthia Rosenberg Fredlyn Rosenfeld Mark Runge Adriana Sandoval Marisol Sardina Sorela Schultz Maranda Schwartz Lindsy Seidel Charles Sennett Jennifer Sennett Meribeth Shank Alicia Silva Candida Silva Cheryl Skalberg Michael Slotnick David Smith Jacqueline Smith Marra Smith Karin Stirk-Davis Maureen Stout Steven Strober Carolina Stromeyer Marija Surev Nolan Sutker Tom Sverkounos Ochiel Swaby Bruce Tabatchnick Jane Tiffin Allen Tongue Sophia Tranoris Glen Turf
Maria Valenzuela-Williams Tania Vargas Sandy Villamizar Alba Ward Kenneth Westlake John Wicker Denise Wilson Sarah Wright Wendy Wyka Wen Cui Xu
OTHER AREAS OF SUPPORT Abess Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) Leonard ‘62 and Jayne Abess Athletics Scot Drucker ‘00 Brett Holland ‘07 Jack and Dawn Rattner Lance Tinkler ‘01 Cerami Scholarship Fund James Schainuck ‘75 College Counseling Class of 2018 Faculty Endowment Monica J. Chaplin Starosta ‘01 Brandon Kochen ‘07 Jenna Kochen ‘05 Miami Country Day School Parents’ Association Tejas ‘01 and Devi Patel Michael and Marilyn Thomas Fine Arts Christine Chancy ‘08 Julie Stampler ‘90 Tracy Towle Humphrey ‘96 and Jeff Humphrey Gateway Program Anonymous Class of 2018 Matthias and Conny Nixdorf Glen Turf Alan and Traci Waserstein Learning Resource Program Kalman Saffran Library Felipe and Monica Bautista Middle School Alan and Marilyn Greenfield Alyson Greenfield ‘93 and Bill Giovannucci Ulises Muniz and Laura Rodriguez Music Department Lele Toole-Tracy ‘81 and Dwight Tracy
Scholarships David and Maria Bernard Natalie Bernard ‘04 Katie Chaplin ‘12 Jon Gitman ‘04 Cam Murphy ‘06 The Miami Shores Rotary Foundation Alejandro Wills ‘18 Professional Development Felipe and Monica Bautista Technology Alan and Lori Nieder Upper School Contemporary Music Ensemble Anonymous “ The Center for the Arts has allowed Miami Country Day School to rise to the top of schools in regards to the Arts facilities. We have the most professional auditorium and having all of the Arts in one building is a step above our competitors. The building is state of the art as far as the facilities and their functionality. It gives the Arts faculty a sense of well-being to enter a CFA that truly works and it brings out the best in us that we have to offer our students.” - John Wicker, Upper School Music Teacher and CME Director
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IN HONOR OF Vanessa Abramowitz Anonymous Mia Batista ‘21 David Salazar Jake Berra ‘26 James and Serena Berra Claudia Brod Nicole ‘95 and Steven Gorin Julian Chariff ‘22 Lyle ‘81 and Clara Chariff Marcy Chariff ‘19 Lyle ‘81 and Clara Chariff Arya Chatani ‘21 Bharat and Neelam Chatani Tyra Cooper-Williams ‘24 Franseta Cooper Dr. John Davies Harrison C. Davies ‘09 Fredlyn Rosenfeld
I N H O N O R O F D R . J O H N D A V I E S D E S I G N AT E D T O FA C U LT Y E N D O W M E N T Anthony Grondin and Laura Abreu-Grondin Jonathan and Abra Adrabi Jarrett Perlow ‘97 and Joshua Adrian Daniel and Joanne Aronson Felipe and Monica Bautista Cleve and Cindy Bell Jim and Laurie Benedek Lauren Benton Douglas Broeker and Melanie Ink Broeker Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti Henry and Margarita Courtney Christopher Day and Asya Pashenko Robert and Lucienne Decker Diego and Claudia Donayre Jeff Donnelly and Nancy Wolcott Yiannis and Veronica Dumas Noujan and Paule Ebrahimi Guillermo and Maria Freile Morris and Arlene Goldfarb
Massimo Guarini and Christina Schoelzel The Gutchess Family Lenora Holmes Yasmine Jean-Baptiste Neisen ‘69 and Ana Kasdin Edward Long Kristina Long Steven and Joan Lutton Jose Medina and Yuleidy Manresa Miami Country Day School Parents’ Association Cristian Miguez Joaquin Molla and Maria Paola Della Torre Mary Motherwell Mark and Sandhya Murphy Robert and Melissa Netkin Julio and Nora Pardave John and Elizabeth Paul Mark and Sheryl Piper
John and Catherine Ragheb Helen Rees Stephen and Laurie Riemer Michael and Stephanie Rosen Michael and Diane Rosenberg Sol and Julie Saad Cesar Sastre Rasciel and Maria Socarras Lawrence and Carol Stanfill Leonard and Amy Stolar Bruce and Meryl Tabatchnick Andrew A. Tripodo ‘08 Davide Veglia and Marta Fasoli J. Patrick and Tracie Villoldo Chuck and Martha Wilcoxen John and Adele Yermack Nicholas Zocchi and Janice Barefoot
I N H O N O R O F D R . J O H N D A V I E S D E S I G N AT E D T O T H E A R T S David and Gisela Alexander Bruno Almeida and Jacqueline Barrantes Matrina Barry Betty Bellman Sylvia Benito and Charles Conner James and Serena Berra Jackie Brady The Bronish-Lovett Family Jimmie and Barbara Brown M. Taylor Burrowes ‘97 Linda Burrowes Phil and Robin Cahill Joseph Cartolano and Angela Alvero Charles and Mary Ellen Cassini Werner ‘61 and Nellie Dorigo Sue Edmiston Tamara Feola Steven and Honi Goldstein John Gynell and Laurie Malaga
Henry and Frances Harnage Eugene and Elsie Howard Dino LaCapra ‘97 and Thelma Rocha William Larzelere Andres Leyva and Maria Cristina Daza Jose Medina and Yuleidy Manresa Barbara Mink Joaquin Molla and Maria Paola Della Torre Mary Motherwell Mark and Sandhya Murphy Jo Ann O’Neill Luis Oberto and Maria Gill Marco Pacheco and Arlyn Hidalgo Alex and Carol Perez Cynthia Rosenberg David and Diane Shoaf Lele Toole-Tracy ‘81 and Dwight Tracy Mark and Tobi Weiss John and Adele Yermack
IN HONOR OF Valentina Delarosa ‘29 Dennis and Aura Delarosa Mia Esko ‘32 Ryan and Valeria Esko Benjamin Fishman ‘26 Gregory and Cilia Fishman Jonah Fishman ‘25 Gregory and Cilia Fishman
“ The Center for the Arts has greatly impacted the Ceramics, Sculpture, and Advanced Ceramics programs. Simply put: my classes have more space--we are no longer bumping into each other! The CFA has provided the program with three operational kilns, which not only accommodate the flow of production, but also serve the art teachers in other divisions who work on clay projects throughout the year. The spacious classroom allows for more storage of clay, student work, glazes, and other materials and supplies. This, in turn, allows for more students per class, as well as encourages “thinking big” among the students. It is gratifying to know that more students now have the opportunity to take Ceramics/Sculpture courses, and the program can expand, as well. As a Fine Arts and a Math Teacher, it’s very convenient to have all of my classes taught in one place!”
Jose Garcia ‘22 Jose Garcia and Leslie Lorenzo-Garcia
- Judy Mistor, , Upper School Fine Arts/LR Mathematics Teacher
Chloe Glaser ‘22 Todd and Kim Glaser Ignacio Ventura Gomez ‘32 Ignacio Ventura and Cynthia Gomez Martin
IN MEMORY OF
Sofia Ventura Gomez ‘20 Ignacio Ventura and Cynthia Gomez Martin
Malik J. Nunez ‘24 Mayling Dixon
Daniela Gonzalez ‘26 Fabian Gonzalez and Mariana Garcia
Sheryl Piper Margareth Olmann
Aidan Grimberg ‘21 Gerardo and Carmen Capo
Jack Pizzo ‘25 Jason and April Pizzo
Anthony W. Deering Spencer and Sandra Deering Jaryd Boros Alan and Laura Mendelson George and Linda Mendelson
Jordan Hatz ‘21 David and Penny Hatz
Austin Pollak ‘18 Jay and Perri Pollak
Kenneth L. Harris James Schainuck ‘75
Carroll Kelly Marsha Soffer
Yale Rattner ‘21 Jack and Dawn Rattner
Mitchell Koch ‘21 Yasmin Koch
Jerry Tilis Joseph Cabrera
Tyler Koch ‘22 Yasmin Koch
Yakira Wardlaw ‘21 Henry and Tameka Wardlaw
Sandi Lewis Marsha Soffer
Asha Yearwood ‘20 John and Robin Yearwood
Sandi Lewis Howard and Susan Blumin Christine Chancy ‘08 Nora Cohen ‘09 Peter Edelson ‘09 Vaughn Edelson ‘03 Helen Travers Raymur E. Flinn Sweeney ‘88 and Patrick Sweeney Marion Flinn-Paolini ‘91 and Steve Paolini Jim and Shellie Fulford Rebecca Fulford ‘17 Jim and Shellie Fulford Ernesto and Helen Kunde Maria Zapetis ‘08 Karen Leicht David ‘85 and Susan May Phelana Pang ‘93 Julio and Nora Pardave Mark and Sheryl Piper Martha Stobs Gladys Xiques ‘90
Yixin Lin ‘22 Yang Lin and Ying Cui Jacqueline Ludicke ‘21 Robert and Allison Ludicke Kristina Martinez Chris and Patty Ballesteros Isabella Ballesteros ‘18 Steve Mathes Howard and Alison Cohen
GIFTS IN KIND
Joseph Bassett and Joanne Green Richard and Laylah Bulman Wayne and Arlene Chaplin Rob Flint and Kevin Burns Globotech USA Corp K B Christmas Trees Andres Leyva and Maria Cristina Daza Lucky Player Vodka Eduardo and Gabriela Marquez Project Green Production, LLC Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
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S E N I O R PA R E N T DONORS Dennis and Barbara Amoils Igor and Angelika Anapolsky Bo Andersen and Nicholy Huyer Carlos and Angela Arango Samuel and Isora Arriaga Aristides and Lina Atoa Chris and Patty Ballesteros Sid and Karen Bass Betty Bellman Jean-Paul and Corinne Benkemoun Dan Bernstein and Laura Stuzin Stephen Brunetti ‘85 James and Maureen Byers Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti Andy Carlson ‘82 Susan Stanfill Carlson ‘82 Felix and Shayne Cohen Ulysses and Luz Stella Cross Jose and Adriana Curiel Cindy Dana Michael and Kimberly Dodd Paul Dunbar and Loyce Archer-Dunbar Jose Escalante Tamara Feola Robert and Rochelle Finvarb Todd and Alice Florin Edward and Carrie Garazi Richard and Ivonn Goihman Ralph Halpern Christian and Holly Hansen Philip A. Hart John Hewitt Jonathan and Jenny Horn Julio and Miranda Iglesias Jaime Iriarte and Jilia Montano Kelly John David Kaye Susan Kelley Andrey Khodykin and Arina Maskova Barry and Jeannie Lewin Henry Lynk Diana MacLeod Sebastian Malo and Maria Soledad Alvarez Malo Niki ‘87 and Anthony Markofsky Jay and Joni Meiselman Luis Mesa and Alexandra Tobon Alberto and Lital Nayor Ted and Sandra Nguyen Agostino Onorato and Maribet Caruso
Antonio Ortega and Teresa Amorin-Ortega Eric and Ingrid Palmisano Rafael and Cristina Palop Cynthia Peroe Jay and Perri Pollak Tom and Julie Pronesti Juan Quintero Roberto and Silvana Rodrigues David Rosendorf and Lisa Walsh Carlos Rusconi and Roseli Machado Juan Quintero and Margarita Santa Neil and Jennifer Sazant Tara Elias-Schuchts ‘81 and Wayne S. Schuchts Juan and Rita Serralles Joel and Carrie Simmonds David and Wendy Smith Melvin and Geen Stier Kevin Taylor Colin Thomas and Sherrie Lewis-Thomas Juan C. Valdes and Ana Atanes-Valdes Jose Luis Waingarten and Elizabeth Laduzinski Marva Wiley Patricio and Adriana Wills Jerrett and Beatrice Winder
CLASS OF 2018 DONORS Danielle Amoils Richard Anapolsky Salome Arango Brandon Arriaga Isabella Ballesteros Milan Bass Nicolas Benkemoun Eric Bernstein Stephen Brunetti Lucia Bruzzi Kenneth Byers Kurt Carlson Daniel Cross Adriana Curiel-Guinand Daniel Dana Julius Delgado Savannah Dodd James Dunbar Tristan Escalante Nina Feola Ryan Finvarb Noah Florin Carly Garazi Danielle Geathers Israel Goihman Samuel Halpern Ava Hansen Zachary Hart John Hewitt Benjamin Horn Kian Huyer-Andersen Rodrigo Iglesias-Rijnsburger Moises Iriarte Nyasia John Matthew Kaye Evelina Khodykina Bridgette Lewin Rio Lynk
Ana Machado Rusconi Joaquin Malo Mia Markofsky Manuel Medici Evan Meiselman Camila Mesa Gabriela Nayor Christian Nguyen Gaetano Onorato Carlos Ortega Gabriella Palmisano Cristina Palop Austin Pollak Blaise Pronesti Andre Rodrigues Karen Rosenbloom Lila Rosendorf Sydney Sazant Brooke Schuchts Isabella Serralles Mia Simmonds Zachary Smith Harrison Stier Asha Taylor Rachel Thomas Alejandra Valdes Nicholas Villegas Yannick Waingarten Alejandro Wills Khalil Winder
CLASS OF 2018 GIVING SENIOR SCULPTURE A new tradition was established by the Class of 2017 to honor seniors and their families. Continuing the tradition, the Class of 2018 and their families dedicated a beautiful copper sculpture, created by Octavio Cuellar. â€œI am an artist that has dedicated myself to investigate through the sculpture the forms in which the art approaches the human themes. Each blow, each welding allows me to take from a sheet unrepeatable lights and shadows, textures, beautiful traces of defects and inaccuracy, obtaining works of a strong visual apprehension with a timeless halo, which acquire used objects.â€? We are honored to have this original work of art created for our senior class. The copper ballerina was placed outside the Center for the Arts. With their gifts, our senior families helped raise an additional $94,364 for Annual Giving. Thank you for making history and continuing this unique tradition together!
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INDIAN CREEK COUNTRY CLUB 7500 CLUB Because of our 7500 Club members’ commitment to Miami Country Day School in 2017-18, we saw an enriched student experience with state-of-the art technology, enhanced safety and security systems, innovative curriculum, and improved classroom resources. Fifty-nine 7500 Club members generously donated $652,580 to the Annual Giving Campaign, which directly impacts our students and teachers. In April, 7500 Club members were honored at Indian Creek Country Club with a sunset cocktail hour overlooking Biscayne Bay while listening to classical melodies played by flutist, Cathi Marro. Dinner at a royal table followed as members celebrated the 5th year anniversary of the 7500 Club, Dr. Davies’ retirement, and Julie and Tom Pronesti’s dedication to the 7500 Club. Julie Pronesti, Annual Giving Chair and Founding Dean of the 7500 Club, asked members to raise a glass and toast to the incredible members of the 7500 Club. “The 7500 Club is a success because of each and every one of you! Each of you has made a significant philanthropic impact on our school. In the past 5 years, the 7500 Club has raised over $2 million dollars. Tom and I are forever indebted to you for your generosity to the school we all love.” – Julie Pronesti, Founding Dean Thank you to our school’s philanthropic leaders whose generosity provides the financial strength to make our school a wonderful learning community for our students and teachers.
Bud and Maria Farrey
Kevin ’95 and Tricia King
James Moore ‘65 and Kathryn Kassner and Gerald W. Moore ’68 and Victoria Fernans Moore ‘74
Bill Dean and Stacey Roskin and Janice Barefoot and Nicholas Zocchi
Stephen ‘85 and Kim Brunetti
Dr. John Davies and Manny Diaz ‘91
THE PA L M SOCIETY Members of the Palm Society provide opportunities for our students to engage in hands-on-educational experiences and enhance our campus and facilities in order to continue to provide a world-class learning environment. Eighty-one parent, alumni, grandparent, and faculty members donated $2,500 or more and raised over $228,266 together as a society for the Annual Giving Campaign. To celebrate 2017-18, Palm Society members were treated to an evening at the home of Trustee, Angela Julien and her husband, Daniel. Their daughter, Tara is currently in 11th grade and has been at Miami Country Day for 12 years. Members mingled and enjoyed a sunset evening conversing while relishing wonderful food, wine and friendship. Angela volunteers her time throughout the year on the Annual Giving Team and encourages fellow parents to give back to Country Day. This year, Angela is thrilled to be the next 7500 Club Dean. Angela shared “I am honored and excited to be the 7500 Club’s Dean! I look forward to continue the great work that Julie has done.” Thank you to the Julien Family and to our Palm Society members for your commitment to giving and your dedication to our school’s culture of philanthropy.
Marie-France Bloch, Ali Rosenfeld and Alex Bergman
Janice Barefoot and Sanjay Kamlani ‘87
Maria and Rasciel Socarras and Dr. John Davies
THE FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE Our students are inspired every day to discover what’s possible within themselves and in the world around them. Helping make this possible for our students are 71 Founders’ Circle members who generously donate gifts of $1,500 or more to our Annual Giving Campaign. In recognition and appreciation for our donors, Delphine Dray hosted our Founders’ Circle members at The National Hotel, South Beach’s celebrated Art Deco elegant oceanfront resort. Founders’ Circle members mingled and celebrated Dr. Davies’ final year at Country Day. Thank you to Delphine, host and mother of Chad, Class of 2017, and Swan and Pearl, 10th graders, for graciously hosting this beautiful community event.
Angela and Daniel Julien with Dr. John Davies
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Parents’ Association Senior Moms
Tracey Borrow, Parents’ Association President, with Lisi Port, Volunteer Award recipient
Tracey Borrow, Parents’ Association President, with Marilyn Thomas, Volunteer Award recipient
Marilyn Greenfield, recipient of the William J. Creeden Humanitarian Award, and Dr. John Davies
Melissa Netkin and Tracey Borrow presenting Dr. John Davies, Head of School, with a check that supports Faculty Endowment Rochelle Finvarb, Co-Chair of the Spring Luncheon; Marilyn Greenfield, Tracey Borrow, and Lisi Port, Spring Luncheon Co-Chair
Retiring Faculty and Staff: Ken Westlake, John Barbick, Fran Oppedisano, Jesse Bernstein, Laurie Ehrenfeld and Ines Pearson.
Tracey Borrow presenting the official Parents’ Association gavel to incoming president, Caryn Lubetsky
2017-18 MIAMI COUNTRY DAY PA R E N T S ’ A S S O C I AT I O N EXECUTIVE BOARD
PA R E N T S ’ A S S O C I AT I O N A L LO CAT I O N S We are thankful for the dedication of our parents and all that the Parents’ Association does to support our school. Funds raised by the Parents’ Association throughout the year at the
President: Tracey Borrow
Holiday Bazaar, Sports BBQs, and other events were allocated to the following areas:
President Elect: Caryn Lubetsky Vice President: Melissa Netkin Secretary: Jackie Malamed Treasurer: AJ Leoni
$126,000 Center for the Arts pledge payment on $750,000 pledge
Middle School Representative: Candace Walsh/Allison Rosenfeld Upper School Representative: Allison Feldman Learning Resources: Jennifer Sazant College Representative: Perri Pollak
Faculty Endowment in honor of Dr. John Davies
Lower School Representative: Lisi Port
The Sandi Lewis Memorial
Historian: Wendy Russakoff By-Laws: Rochelle Finvarb Alumni Representative: Karise Claramonte Marilyn Thomas Past President: Jessica Rodriguez
“ The Center for the Arts has allowed me to pursue some of my ‘Wild Ideas’ in the classroom: Students performing on 92 ukuleles simultaneously and whole grade level folk dance performances! The Center for the Arts instills a heightened appreciation for the arts in my students and allows them to be amongst musicians, artists, thespians and dancers of all ages and abilities. The Center for the Arts is my teaching palace!” - Katy Pelletier, Lower School Music Teacher and Middle School Chorus Teacher
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MERCI GRACIE BARKA DANKE MERCÃ‰ SOBODI AKUN
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS POSSIBLE!
We surpassed our goal!
A DREAM COME TRUE
Terry Alfonso, Director of Arts Education and Programs
It sounds cliché, but it is absolutely the truth: being a part of bringing the Center for the Arts to reality has been a dream come true. I was thrilled when I was asked to embark on the whirlwind journey of the Center for the Arts project, and I felt a great sense of responsibility to be a good steward of the school’s resources and of the generous gifts that helped make this dream possible.
Gerlad W. Moore ’68, Chair, Campaign for the Arts, presents the naming of The John Davies Theater to Dr. John Davies, former Head of School, during a December performance by the New Orleans Preservation All Stars. The All Stars visited Miami Country Day School as a part of The John Davies Cultural Arts Series.
Working face to face with the Arts faculty, architects, contractors, Office of Philanthropy, the Board and Administration was educational, inspiring and daunting! Including the Arts faculty in the design of the educational spaces was a critical component of our success. Our in-house experts truly made our arts building student-centered. Having been at Miami Country Day for over 30 years, it was amazing to see all of our constituents come together to make the Center for the Arts happen. Whether it was trustee and alumnus, Gerald W. Moore ’68, rallying donors, John Davies sharing his vision and Arts education research, Gary Butts keeping the timeline on track, the Office of Philanthropy’s outstanding Arts Campaign outreach, the Arts faculty pouring over furniture catalogs, the Parents’ Association’s pledge, the MCDS faculty as a whole – cheerleading, the incredibly generous donors…well the list could go on and on….everyone in our community had a stake in making the vision come to life. Even our students raised funds and contributed to the process. When we finally moved into the CFA, it was truly an entire - MCDS community accomplishment! A Masterpiece!! And now our dreams continue beyond concrete to the reason we are all at Country Day: students flourishing in an environment that supports and fosters growth and gives us the opportunity to nurture each student’s personal potential. Theatrical productions, visual art shows, student’s dance performances and musical concerts are now honored by their space, which is truly MCDS mission-appropriate. Our entire community has been elevated with the Center for the Arts. It is a meeting place, a creative learning space, a cultural centerpiece and a gift that we share with our neighbors through the John Davies Cultural Arts Series. Around every corner, the opportunities for inspiration are boundless…
“ Well done, my friends! The Center for the Arts, as with all capital projects on our campus, addressed a specific need and serves our purpose…educating our students for today and the future. This new facility on our campus is not just another pretty building, it’s a first class venue that provides a destination for our community. I am grateful for the many people listed here who committed their money, time and energy to make this building a reality. I’ll keep saying it; education is a solution to every problem on the planet. Let’s keep educating our students and believing in the future that is theirs for the making.” - Gerlad W. Moore ’68, Chair, Campaign for the Arts
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AS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2018
HERITAGE CLUB $1,000,000 + The Garner Foundation John Michael Garner ’49 Gerald W. Moore ’68 James W. Moore ’65 Kathryn Anne Paulk Janice G. Topping Meg G. Wright ’77 PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $500,000 - $999,999 GJ and Joyce Bakker Felipe and Monica Bautista David C. Bloom Michael and Lana Fischer Miami Country Day School Parents’ Association Matthias and Conny Nixdorf Valerio Toyos and Janet Pomares-Toyos The Whitman/Lazenby Family TRUSTEE ASSOCIATES $250,000 - $499,999 Abramowitz, Finvarb, and Possin Families Larry and Vanessa Abramowitz Richard and Helen Finvarb Robert and Rochelle Finvarb Salomon Finvarb Isaac and Michelle Possin ’95 Anonymous Paul and Marie-France Bloch Steven and Claudia Brod Benny and Juliette Klepach The Lampert Family Gerardo Pantin and Rosana Pantin-Escudero Falk and Natascha Preussner Raul and Yarelys Rodriguez The Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation Neil and Jennifer Sazant Martin* and Cricket Taplin Antonio and Astrid Yammine AMBASSADORS $100,000 - $249,999 Matt and Lisa Allen Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Lin Arison Chris Bellows
Harry and Leslie Benitah James and Alexandra Bergman Laurence Sarah Bigio Whitney Bloom Barry Brodsky Sylvan and Simone Chackman Chaplin and Jove Families Harvey and Roberta Chaplin Paul and Karen Chaplin Wayne and Arlene Chaplin Fred and Terry Jove Pierre and Heidi Charalambides Raul and Juliana Costa Steve and Karina DeLonga John C. “Jack” DuBois* The Ezratti Family The Igor Fruman Family The Goldberg Family Kobi and Nancy Karp Lee and Vanessa Krelstein Adam and Jackie Malamed Sebastian and Soledad Malo Bruce C. Matheson ’61 The Mendelson Family George Perez and Brooke Soffer Michael and Diane Rosenberg Family Foundation, Inc. Michael and Diane Rosenberg Justyn and Allison Feldman Robert and Susan Shor Jeffrey Soffer and Elle MacPherson-Soffer Matthew and Natalia Storm Isaac Moises Sultan Cohen and Maria Alejandra Osechas de Sultan Graham and Candace Walsh J. Randall and Charmaine Waterfield HIBISCUS SOCIETY $25,000 - $99,999 Marty ’52* and Leesa Andreas Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous The Bakalarz and Modiano Families Mariano Barreto and Bianca Baldini Bob and Debi Beasley Gabriel and Paula Boano Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti Gary and Peggy Butts Ibraim and Liliane Chahoud Sean Clancy and Dina Cellini
Albert and Karise Claramonte David and Dara Clarke Howard and Alison Cohen Larry and Laura Colin John and Roxanne Davies
William A. Dean and Stacy D. Roskin Cedrik and Geraldine Denain Drew and Karen Dillworth Bud and Maria Farrey The Feinsilver Family Ronald ’89 and Laura Finvarb Jim and Shellie Fulford and Thelma Venema Brian and Robin Gale Dana and Amy Gallup Laura and Eric Gould Craig ’93 and Nancy Green ’93 Billy ’90 and Amanda Green Art and Carole Green Robby and Nadia Greenberg Sam and Claudia Grossman Vladimir Gurov and Elena Soloshenko Betty Hach* Jack and Karleen Halliwell Chris and Holly Hansen Daniel and Manisha Harwin Javier and Andria Holtz Constantine and Angela Karides Phillip Hudson and Sandra Kaufmann *deceased
The Julien Family Kevin J. King ’95 and Tricia A. King John and Conchita King John King ’90 Guy and Selin Kurlandski Doug and Kaisa Levine Brian and Stacey Levy Dr. Richard Lipsky and Zhanna Torres Jason and Marni Loeb Flavia Lowenstein Maria and Duda Machado Eric and Myriam Malka Eduardo and Gabriela Marquez Spencer and Amelia Merinoff Stanley Mervyn Miller Jack and Libby Mitten Blake and Ann Modesitt Joseph Nicholas Santiago Orjuela and Vivianna Garcia Isabela and Nathalia Panarello Lins Julie and Mark Paresky Jay and Laura Parker The Peristeris Family The Perlow Family Jarrett B. Perlow ’97 and Joshua E. Adrian Jeff and Sharon Perlow Courtney Perlow Stern ’00 and Ross Stern Mark and Sheryl Piper Lisi and Jason Port Tom and Julie Pronesti Liudmyla and Viktor Pylypyshyn Pascal and Lailla Raffy Thomas ’68 and Renee Rodgers Fernando Rodriguez and Valentina Felibert Ron and Jessica Rodriguez Enrico Romagnoli and Anna Cecilia Marc and Janna Ronert Michael and Stephanie Rosen Jason and Allison Rosenfeld Jean Ross and Rodney Walters Andrew Sasson and Michelle Muench Michael ’87 and Hildy Sastre David and Wendy Smith Jessica and Scott Srebnick Bruce and Meryl Tabatchnick Roustam Tariko James ’81 and Janie Tate Jordyn Tate ’10 Erin Tate ’12 Megan Tate ’15 Stephen and Holly Temes Thomas Greg & Sons The Vila Santander Family Alan and Traci Waserstein The Wheaton Family Patricio and Adriana Wills Nicholas Zocchi and Janice Barefoot LEADERSHIP CLUB $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous David and Gisela Alexander
Alejandro Arango and Beatrice Rombaut Juan Arcila and Marcela Orrego Patrick and Lorena Assali Mario Borda and Carolina Quintero Philip and Robin Cahill Seth Cohen and Aline Grotti-Cohen Dennis Cote Chris Day and Asya Pashenko Adrian de Wilde and Clara Castano-Gonzalez Paul Dunbar and Loyce Archer-Dunbar Farina Ruskowski Family Philippe and Sylvie Fatien Ryan ’18, Jack ’20, and Mia Finvarb ’24 Stefano Frittella and Alexandra Carcelli Jon Gitman ’04 Richard and Ivonn Goihman Alan and Marilyn Greenfield Massimo Guarini and Christina Schoelzel The Gutchess Family Joshua Hare and Lee Cohen Hare John Hernandez and Alexandra Page Hugoton Foundation Scott Huizenga Alfonso Jaramillo and Flavia Ranzini Valentyn Kasianov and Tetyana Kasianova Lev and Olga Khasis The Leoni Family The Letko Family Jose Mellado and Ania Cabrerizo Alexander and Marina Mikhailov Gregg and Barbara Miller Yvonne and Gordon Moyer Jason and Vannessa Nevader Darren and Vanessa Patz Eric and Jonina Pitchman Howard and Ilene Premer Sol and Julie Saad Irfan and Zehra Sahin The Cameron Schoch Family Marcelo and Elaine Sirotsky The Socarras Family Sergey Solonin and Nadezda Solonina Lawrence and Carol Stanfill Cliff and Janet Stein Maureen Stout The Szulc Family The Tilis Family Marcel and Alexandra van Gemerden Denise and Chris Wilson SPARTAN SOCIETY Up to $9,999 Yann Abily Jon and Abra Adrabi Maya Adrabi ’31 Terry Alfonso Marnie Allen Bruno Almeida and Jacqueline Barrantes Alvero-Cartolano Family Carlos Amin and Bianca Torrente Anonymous Anonymous Joanne F. Aronson Kimberly Arredondo Auguste Family
The Avalos Family Alejandro Avayu ’97 Tommy and Melissa Babil Michael and Viviane Baker John Barbick “ The Center for the Arts has allowed me to teach in a state-of-the-art studio bathed in abundant natural light with ample room for large projects as well as cupboard space to keep supplies organized and accessible. All who walk by the large windows have the opportunity to pause and catch a glimpse of the fabulous work being produced.” - Margaret Mahoney, Middle School Art Techer
Trip and Valerie Barrett Matrina Barry Joseph Bassett and Joanne Green Anne Beasley ’14 Georgia Beasley ’02 Jami Beasley Watkins ’01 and Matt Watkins Mary Beasley ’08 The Beattie Family Betty Bellman Laura Bender Gladys Benedek Sylvia Benito and Charles Conner David ’98 and Angela Benjamin Lauren Benton David Beraha Dalia and Steve Berman Jesse Bernstein James and Serena Berra The Bhardwaj Family Howard and Susan Blumin Brett and Tracey Borrow The Borthakur Family Jackie Brady Breakthrough Miami Gary Bressler Andy and Terri Broce Melanie Ink Broeker and Douglas Broeker Dan Bronish and Charles Lovett Jimmie and Barbara Brown Samuel Brown and Roberta Lagrandeur Laura Buccellati ’88 Oliver Buckwell and Adel Hattem Linda Burrowes M. Taylor Burrowes ‘97 Barbara Byrne Mike Caban Jesus and Pamela Cabarcos Ruben Calderon The Calfa Family The Carballada Family Cariglio Family Rick and Cheryl Carne John Cartledge Charles and Mary Ellen Cassini Laura Cayon
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The Cerutti Family Christine Chancy ’08 The Chariff Family Caera Charles ’25 Jerome and Tabitha Charles ’85 Taegan Charles ’17 Michael Chavies and Pamela Pride Chavies Lunel and Cathy Cherenfant Giselle Chirinos Martin and Egda Chirinos Daria Cirisano Cole Cellini Clancy Columbia C. Clancy ’11 Conor Clancy ’04 Nora Cohen ’09 Roxana Colongo Candice and Stan Comstock
Mari Conea Taylor Cooper ’19 Michael ’98 and Amie Courtney ’00 Fernando and Kimberly Crespo The Criscione Family Ruth Cruz Jimmy Cudzilo Christian Davies ’07 Harrison C. Davies ’09 Karen Davis & Nick Athanassiadis Timothy Davis and Karin Stirk-Davis Lourdes de la Huerta The De Souza Family Inigo de Zabala and Eva Dalda Julio DeAracama Ingrid DeBlasio Spencer and Sandra Deering Edwin De La Cadena Jill Dellerson ’99 Terry Dellerson and Marna Winter Diaz Piloto Family Nikolay Dmitriev and Kate Vasilenko Alexander Dombrowsky ’92 and Anna Blackman Werner ’61 and Nellie Dorigo Michael and Carolyn Dorn Tyler Emerson-Dorsch and Brook Dorsch Shlande Dossou Noujan and Paule Ebrahimi Peter Edelson ‘09
Vaughn Edelson ‘03 Sue Edmiston Laurie Ehrenfeld The Eismont Family Alejandro and Ana Espinal Michael Fallik Christine Felt Tamara Feola The Fernandez de Castro Family The Ferreira de Melo Family Claudia Figueredo ’90 Michael and Renee Finny Gregory and Cilia Fishman Raymur Flinn Sweeney ’88 and Patrick Sweeney Marion Flinn-Paolini ’91 and Steve Paolini Todd and Alice Florin Dessalines and Fernande Francois Rebecca Fulford ‘17 The Fuller Family The Fulton Family Robin Straus Furlong Daniel Furlong ‘07 Jeffrey Furlong ‘04 Morgan Furlong ‘10 Sheika Ganthier Nicola Garat Atalie K. Garcia Shassidy Garcia The Garcia Family Rita L. Geer Jack and Lindsay George The Giacca Family Jaime Giraldo Susan and Tom Glick Golding & Savino Inc. Michael and Irma Goldstein Steven and Honi Goldstein Maria M. Gonzalez David and Melissa Greenberg Catherine Greene Jarret L. Gross Roxy Gross Marcos and Paola Gutt John Gynell and Laurie Malaga Frances and Henry Harnage Kristin Hayes Francisco Hernandez and Gladys Arellano John Hernandez Brett Holland ’07 Brenda Holsing Timothy Houser Eugene and Elsie Howard Michael Hutsko and Carroll Kelly Mikayla Hylton ‘25 Arthur Ilyayev and Natalya Ilyayeva Anna Imperiale Tatiana and Alain Innocent Laila and Sarah Ishaq Chris and Jackie Ivory Vivek ’90 and Neha Iyengar Linda “Pops” Jarvis-Guerra Sander Joeveer ’25 Sha’Quan Johnson Julian and Julianna Johnston Jessicca Jones
Louella Jones Kimberly Jordan Brian Judge and Diana Garchitorena Judge Sanjay ’87 and Vicky Kamlani Betsy and Jeffrey Kaplan Fred Karlton Neisen ’69 and Ana Kasdin Brigida T. Keirn The Kent Family Ruth Polley Kettaneh Timur and Elvira Khismatullin Brenda Kilgore Gabriella King ‘26 Jack King ‘30 The Klein Amaral Family Jenny Knight and John Griffin Peter Konen and Marisol Sardina Achilles and Louisa Kontoyiannis Tiffany Kontoyiannis ’12 Howard and Susan Kreger Helen and Ernesto Kunde Leigh Kurk Tara Lahens Arlet Lara Bill Larzelere John and Janice LaCapra Judson “Dino” LaCapra ’97 Amanda Mammie Layne Alejandro and Clarisa Leal Simon Lee Karen Leicht Eric Lejeune and Julie Heck Lejeune Michael and Donna Lenaghan Brice and Maya Le Troadec Ellie Levy ’09 Everett Levy ’16 Scott and Jordanna Levy Mike Lewis Sandi Lewis* Steven ’84 and Michelle Lewis Andres Leyva and Maria Cristina Daza Gregg and Elizabeth Lightfoot Susanna Caldwell Linfield Maria Lizama Claudia Londono David and Beth Long Kris Long Anthony and Viviana Lopez Cary and Caryn Lubetsky Nina and Walter Lucchi Eileen Lugo Vanessa MacAdam Margaret and Stephen Mahoney Edward and Irene Mandel Marieugenia Marcano Francesta Marcelin Christian Martell Cynthia Gomez Martin Steve Mathes Alicia Matho Ria Maxwell and Eid Habib David ’85 and Susan May The Mayer-Perez Family Brian ’95 and MJ McCarthy MCDS Class of 2015 MCDS Lower School *Deceased
MCDS Middle School Ian McGaffic and Donna Newman Ian and Avra McNamara Meaghan McNulty Jose Medina and Yuleidy Manresa Ivan Mendoza ’94 and Ana Mendoza Cristian Miguez Leonardo Milanes Barbara Mink Judy Mistor Russell Mofsky and Kristen McLean Joaquin Molla and Maria Paola Della Torre The Molina Family Brenda Mora Mary Motherwell Frederick and Jennifer Muhlig Camron Murphy ’06 Mark and Sandhya Murphy Mark Mutchnik and Erica Kent Mutchnik The Nagle Family Robert and Melissa Netkin Jacqueline Niang Alex and Christine Niemeyer Yefim and Felicia Nivoro Mary Novas Luis Oberto and Maria Gill The Ogulnick Family Jo Ann J. O’Neill Fran Oppedisano Zachary Ordonez Jose Oronoz Millie Ortiz Marco Pacheco and Arlyn Hidalgo
Ingrid Palmisano Robert and Jane Palmisano The Palop Family Phelana Pang ’93 John Pantesco Julio and Nora Pardave Bryan and Michele Parizo Ines Pearson Fernando and Jenny Pedraza Jason and Katy Pelletier The Perez Family Raquel Pernas Kelly Pierce Walter and Danielle Pineda Helen McKay Piper ’07 Margaret Ann Piper ’12 Zachary Pitchman ’05 Cristina Pla-Guzman Christopher Polite ’02 Jay and Perri Pollak Sean Polley ’96 Maggie Prieto Maria Prieto Blaise Pronesti ’18 The Pumo Family Alberto Puppin and Valentina Onesti The Quintero Malave Family Julio Ramos and Patricia Mond Jack and Dawn Rattner Steven Rattner ’87 Yale Rattner ’21 Brenton Raymond ’06 Helen Rees Jeff and Julie Respler
Hanni Rosenfeld Ress ’01 and Gavi Ress Paul and Doris Richards The Rivera Palacios Family Akbar Rizvi Jill and Pascal Robert David and Kristi Romanik Hiram Rosas and Jessica Kim Cynthia Rosenberg Ryan and Hollen Rosenberg Fredlyn Rosenfeld
“ The Center for the Arts has allowed our imaginations to soar. It has uplifted our creative energies and given us space to spread out into hallways, display children’s art work and see nature out our beautiful tall windows. It has given us sinks to wash little hands in the classroom, counter work space, storage and cabinets. The light and shadows reflecting from the canal welcome me each morning and feed my creative spirit. Where else can children sit out on a wall under palm trees, near a glistening canal and stitch words needed for a good life?” - Yvonne Moyer, Lower School Art Teacher Mario Rumiano and Lizette Quimper Mark Runge Annika Rupp The Saffran Family Millie Sanchez
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Adriana Sandoval Nadine Scantlebury The Schimko Family Jessica Schnaider Mark and Sorela Schultz Maranda Schwartz James and Karin Scott The Sennett Family Pedro Serrano and Carmen Bigles Arden and Meribeth Shank
David and Diane Shoaf Alicia Silva Carlos and Candida Silva The Skitnevsky Family Albert and Lydia Slezynger
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The Slocum Family Michael Slotnick Abraham and Michelle Smilowitz Jack Smith ’30 Kierra Smith Marra and David Smith Sean Smith and Stephanie Denault Smith Gregory Sochacki Howard and Sharon Srebnick The Staszewski Family Howard and Joelle Steinberg John and Hope Steutel Jamael Stewart Daisy M. St. Louis Martha Stobs Elliot Stone and Bonnie Sockel-Stone Scott Stripling and Elizabeth Serrano Steven Strober Erik and Carlina Stromeyer Frederick Wayne and Cheryl Stromeyer Nolan and Emily Sutker Ian and Tiffany Tabatchnick Olive Tabatchnick Jane Tiffin Lance Tinkler ’01 James and Corinne Tolles Tina and Paul Tolles
Allen and Angela Tongue Rhett and Stephanie Traband Dwight Tracy and Lele Toole-Tracy ’81 Sophia Tranoris Helen Travers Stephanie Trump Glen Turf Linda and Larry Turf The Turk Family David Valdes Maria E. Valenzuela Tania Y. Vargas The Vento Family The Vieira Family Jose Viera and Tatiana Pelo Felipe Villamizar and Lina Buitrago Sandy Villamizar PJ Villoldo ’06 Sam Villoldo ’09 Romain Vinois ’21 Mark and Greta Walker Alba V. Ward Mark and Tobi Weiss Norman and Eleanor Weiss Kenneth Westlake Mark and Liliana White Elizabeth Whittington
John Wicker David and Vanessa Wigoda Carly ’22 and Justin Williams ’25 Eileen Wood Greg and Wendy Wyka Gladys Xiques ’90 Wen Cui Xu John and Adele Yermack Alfredo Zayden Scott and Sarah Zdanis Brenda Zelaya Leslie and Natalie Zigel
“ I can’t express how the school has helped me form who I am as a person. Specifically, music is such a vital part of my life. If I didn’t have such great instructors, like Mr. Wicker, and such amazing outlets to express myself, especially now with the Center for the Arts, I wouldn’t be able to do that.” - Daniel ‘19 Senior Class President and Member of 21 Hearts One Beat
FIRST PLACE AWARD The Center for the Arts won the First Place Award for the FEFPA (Florida Educational Facilities Plannersâ€™ Association) 2018 Architectural Showcase for Best Special Facility in Florida.
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