Horizons at New Canaan Country School Annual Report 2021

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Building a more just and equitable society.



Transforming the lives of underserved children and youth through year-round academic and enrichment programs to inspire learning, encourage success, and close the opportunity gap.

Equity Through Opportunity

Educating the Whole Child

Joyful and Nurturing Community




100% of our incoming students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals

98% of students identify as BIPOC

66% of students enter Horizons at NCCS performing below grade level


9% other


381 students served last year

41% of students from Stamford

50% of students from Norwalk


There is no doubt that the highlight of this past year was welcoming our students back to campus this summer after a year and a half of joining us virtually. The opportunity to learn and grow together again was not at all diminished by the need to wear masks and physically distance. We learned the art of the elbow bump and discovered that eyes smile as loudly as mouths; and we jumped back into the water, putting our beautiful new pool to use for the very first time. Being able to restore this cornerstone of our program in such a beautiful new facility was exciting and moving.

seen, known, and embraced; a community that is committed to their long-term success and thriving.

It was especially moving because we know that the past year and a half has taken a toll on our students and families. Our caregivers were stressed with unprecedented health, financial, childcare, parenting and educational concerns; and our students were affected by the stress in their households, the illness and/ or loss of loved ones, and from the isolation they experienced as they were forced to learn in hybrid or fully virtual formats for much of the school year. The challenges they experienced only serve to affirm how incredibly important it is that our students have Horizons – a place where they can feel truly

And, it can’t be said enough how much we appreciate all of you. Your support and encouragement have made it possible to face challenges and to continue to grow and improve. You helped build a new instructional pool, built a fund to help meet our families’ urgent financial needs, and provided the resources necessary to offer a safe and healthy summer under vastly more challenging circumstances. You continually step up to ensure that our students have the very best experience we can provide, and we thank you!

As I reflect on this past year, I want to express my appreciation and admiration for our adult caregivers. In listing the ingredients in our secret sauce, I don’t feel like we acknowledge the partnership and trust of our caregivers nearly enough. COVID-19 made us even more appreciative and humbled by that trust and partnership. We would have been nowhere without it.

NANCY VON EULER Executive Director


With sincere thanks,


The long-term commitment that Horizons makes to students and families has never been more important School Year Programming Grades 1-8





Summer Programming

• 6 weeks

• 260 students in grades K-9

• Small group academic support

• Daily project-based academics

• One-to-one tutoring • Homework help

• Art, music, woodshop, technology and sports

• 5-week winter Saturday program for grades 1-10

• Field trips and communitybuilding events

• Social work services and referrals

• Literacy specialists and social workers on staff

• Enrichment programming

High School

• Group academic support through grade level teams • One-to-one tutoring • Mentoring • SAT prep and college readiness workshops • Volunteer and employment opportunities • Social events • Social work services and referrals

• Weekly swim instruction and daily recreational swimming • Daily breakfast, lunch and snack

Family Programming • Workshops • Adult swim lessons • Volunteer opportunities • Family Emergency Fund • Family Council

Alumni Association • 200+ members • College and career networking • Post-secondary support

ALLIES IN EDUCATION FAMILY SPOTLIGHT “Horizons is there for our family no matter what. I really do love the program as they have always had my back. All I had to do was call and ask for help and they would be there for us.” (Anonymous caregiver whose three children went through the Horizons program).

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT Marjorie was born and raised in Haiti and moved to Connecticut when she was 17 years old. She always believed that education would be the key to her children’s success. Her two children, Kaelyn and McKenley, are now Horizons students in 8th and 5th grade. In her words, “The year-round academic support and tutoring that Horizons provides is priceless. Lavone, the Academic Director, helped me better understand my children’s report cards and told me what support they needed to ensure they didn’t fall behind.” When asked if she was hesitant about sending her children to Horizons’ in-person summer program during an ongoing pandemic, she said, “I know you will do everything to keep the kids safe. It is a true testament to the staff on how they built this sense of community and inspired the students that health and safety guidelines were not just for their own good, but for the good of the community.”


Kaelyn, Marjorie, Kenny and McKenley

When it came time for this year’s Horizons Graduation and Alumni Induction Ceremony, her son, who had been struggling throughout his high school journey, did not have enough credits to graduate. Knowing what the Horizons community meant to him, Horizons invited him to be a part of the annual graduation ceremony. He attended and it was a turning point for him to be surrounded by his Horizons peers and hear their college plans. That very day he told his mom that he wanted to enroll in summer school. Our Academic Director helped him register in the summer credit recovery program and he was able to graduate by the end of June. He is now enrolled in community college and participating in our voluntary Horizons Transition to College program this fall.



Family Emergency Fund stabilizes families in crisis • Horizons distributed close to $41,000 in Family Emergency Fund grants this past year.


• Grants ranged from $2,500 to $3,500 and provided families with urgent assistance for rent, medical bills, car payments and repairs.


• All grants were complemented by referrals to communitybased organizations for further assistance. • Horizons also provided $70,000 in grocery gift cards at our Holiday drive-through event to assist with food security.

Summer faculty members Sean Robb and Jasmin Roberson

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry


Sean Robb has found a home over the summer as a third-grade Lead Teacher and is known for his enthusiasm and motivational third grade cheer. Jasmin Roberson, an alumna of the Horizons at NCCS program, has shared her creativity and musical talents with our Junior Program students for many years as an Assistant Music Teacher. Last summer she embraced her curious side as a STEAM teacher, conducting experiments with our fourth and fifth grade students. Horizons is grateful to both for their many contributions and their dedication to our students and families over the last ten years.


At the fall Leadership Event and Pool Dedication Celebration, we honored two of our summer faculty members, Sean Robb and Jasmin Roberson, who both reached their 10-year anniversary with Horizons at New Canaan Country School.




Juliette is currently a junior at Sacred Heart University with a major in political science and a minor in human rights and social justice. She was inspired by the curriculum in her Horizons eighth grade language arts class that included books focused on race, income, and social disparities. Her life’s passion and personal goal is to become an immigration or criminal justice lawyer. “I’m grateful to Horizons for bringing in successful alumni for Friday assemblies during the summer program who looked like me and inspired me [to believe] that I could do what they did if I built my confidence, my network and used the resources and opportunities I had because of Horizons.”


HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 100% of Horizons at NCCS 12th grade students graduated from high school in June 2021

Nominated by Horizons, Juliette was selected to be part of a fellowship in Washington, D.C. where she worked on gun violence prevention.

Art Lead Teacher, Michelle Genuario (left) along with Dean of Students and Culture, Tanya Small (right) presented Juliette with the Leah Kimmet Teaching Assistant Award for her enthusiasm and motivation during the 2021 summer program.

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT 91% of Horizons at NCCS graduating seniors from the class of 2021 were enrolled in college in the fall

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT “I don’t know where I would be in the college process without Horizons to guide me through it,” said Madelyn. Madelyn’s mom went to college, but her dad did not as he immigrated from Guatemala and started working right away. Both of her parents always pushed her to work hard in school so she would be successful. Her Horizons academic coach helped her navigate scholarship opportunities and virtual tours during the pandemic to find the school that was the best fit for her. Madelyn shared that “when I arrived on campus at the University of Massachusetts Boston in August, I felt like I was home. I’m majoring in business management, and I’m interested in a minor in finance as well. My dream is to run my own business someday.”

Madelyn’s mom, Karyn; Academic Director, Lavone Roberson; Madelyn and her younger brother, Nicholas at the Horizons High School Graduation and Alumni Induction Ceremony, June 2021.

Madelyn has worked with the swim team as a teaching assistant during the Horizons summer program for the last two years.

Together, we’re building a stronger future We are also beginning a process to refresh the strategic plan approved by the Board in March 2019, ensuring that we have the right strategic priorities and that we have a plan in place to meet the evolving needs of our students and families. We remain committed to partnering with community members, elected officials, municipal and community-based organizations and others who share our vision of a more just and equitable society. Good things take time. These efforts will yield results over years rather than semesters; but together we can build a stronger future.


As we evaluate how the pandemic has impacted student learning, Horizons is pivoting to serve more children earlier. Beginning with the 202021 admissions cycle, we began a phased shift of our entry grades, eliminating the sixth grade entry year and instead admitting 16 new fourth grade students. This year, we will double our kindergarten class. By starting more students earlier, we can better prepare our students to meet key academic milestones. This shift will also allow us to increase enrollment by 10% over five years.




TOTAL - $1,875,061

TOTAL - $1,729,459



Other Income

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TOTAL - $1,643,884

TOTAL - $1,531,276

(before non-cash expenses)

(before non-cash expenses)


Development $167,818





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Sanny Warner Chair Tiffany Van Elslander Vice Chair Mara Neafsey Treasurer Michele Gartland Secretary


Victor Catano NCCS Chief Financial Officer Aaron Cooper NCCS Head of School Rashana Graham Faculty Rep Luisa Osorio Family Council Rep

Raphe Elkind

Cindy Willis

Claire Friedlander

Anne Young

Elisabeth Evans Nancy Geary Will Heins

Lydee Hummel

Merrick Kleeman Sue Mackey

Spencer Mallozzi

Tim Rivlin Senior Program Director

Jacqueline McLeanMarkes

Donna Seymour Family Council Rep

Tracy McManus Roy Pfeil

Frank Bria

Ryan Smith NCCS Advancement Director

Jennifer Millones

Marisa DiBiasio

Nancy von Euler Executive Director

Sonia Bell

Steve Bloom

Sean Brennan Vanessa Brown-Toussaint

Cary Potter Lynn Quinn

Louise York Liz Zea

John Ziac III Jo Ziesing Jen Zonis


Nancy von Euler Executive Director Nehemie Moïse Director of Student & Family Support

Rob Rohn

Lavone Roberson Academic Director


Jane Schoenholtz

Ginny Pracilio Office & Development Manager

Leigh Kennedy

Jen Barnard Co-Chair

Cindi Serenbetz

Tamu Lucero

Mandi Morgan Co-Chair

Eloisa Melendez

Annie Burleigh

Adam Elgert

Charles Galante Maija Judelson Jen Kearney

Sarah Kilcullen

Brian McCormick Heather Raker

Tracey Riccardi

Chelsea Staniar

Carolyn Woodberry


Sarah Casey Ann Cohen

Darwin Davis

Kelly DeGulis Amy Downer

Laura Saverin Lisa Schultz

Susan Schulz Jud Staniar

Amy Stevens Jill Stevens

Kerry Stevens Doug Sutton Mimi Tabah

Kevin Thompson Caitlin Walsh

Rolando White

Joanna Williams

Whitney Mallozzi Development & Communications Manager Andrea Cantos Program & Data Coordinator Briee Preston MSW Social Work Intern, UConn

Horizons Promise Society CO-CHAIRS & FOUNDING MEMBERS Annie R. Cohen Lydee C. Hummel FOUNDING MEMBERS Jennifer and David Barnard Sarah O’H. Casey Michele Gartland Topsy and Roy Pfeil Heather and Todd Raker Irene and Tim Rivlin Jane and Mark Schoenholtz Kerry and Jed Stevens Tiffany and Brian Van Elslander Carolyn and Sturgis Woodberry Jo and Peter Ziesing REMEMBERED MEMBERS Bert Ballin Lois Beam Bateson Virginia B. Birkby Richard Cohen Elizabeth P. Mansfield

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT horizonskids.org/support/donate/ promise-society/


Board of Directors, Board of Governors, and Staff


Thank You to Our Generous Donors JULY 1, 2020 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021


RHODES SCHOLAR $50,000 + Christina and John Beauclair Cedar Hill Foundation Cary Potter Lone Pine Foundation Inc. Piper Fund Pritchard Foundation Jo and Peter Ziesing The Serenbetz Family Foundation, Inc. Cindi and Warren Serenbetz Synchrony Financial


VALEDICTORIAN $20,000 + Anonymous Jen and David Barnard Mrs. Richard N. Cohen The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Inc. The Hennessy Foundation Ms. Kathleen M. Hennessy Horizon Foundation Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Mr. Merrick R. Kleeman Sue and Cam Mackey Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Millones, Jr. Newman’s Own Foundation Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc.

Tracey and Mike Riccardi Leigh Kennedy and Phil Ruvinsky Kerry and Jed Stevens Anne and Brian Young PHI BETA KAPPA $10,000 + The Baker Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Baker The Bauer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. George P. Bauer Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Inc. CS Craig Family Foundation Charlie Craig Kelly and John DeGulis Amy and Tony Downer Jen Kline and Arman Gokgol-Kline Lydee and John Hummel Sarah and Chris Irwin Ms. Colleen Kessenich Sarah and Casey Kilcullen Lisa and Jack McCarthy Katie and Brian McCormick New Canaan Community Foundation Oppenheim Family Fund Paula Oppenheim Ellen and Billy Oppenheim Lisa and Bob Schultz Lauren and Doug Ryder Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP


The Tudor Foundation, Inc. Tiffany and Brian Van Elslander Caitlin and Luke Walsh Sanny and Matt Warner Carolyn and Sturgis Woodberry Kirsten and Peter Zaffino SUMMA CUM LAUDE $5,000 + Anonymous Alvarez Charitable Foundation, Inc. Susan and Mike Barr BlackRock Matching Gift Program Britt and Sean Brennan The Brewer Family Foundation, Inc. Kelly Brewer and William Lewis The Burton Foundation Chelsea and Jud Staniar The Crisp Family Foundation Ann and Jon von Stade The Grube Family The Krediet Family Lone Pine Capital LLC Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Mandel, Jr. Jackqueline McLeanMarkes and Junior Markes Elizabeth and Joseph Massoud Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Sean J. McManus

M.L.E. Foundation Sandy and Tom Nissley The Morse Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse, Jr. Pauline and Dave Musto Mara and Tad Neafsey Near & Far Aid Association Inc. O’Herron Family Foundation Annie and Jon Burleigh Sarah and Alec Casey Topsy and Roy Pfeil The Schoenholtz Family Fund Jane and Mark Schoenholtz Shoreline Pools David Wallace Emily and Wil Warren Jane and Brian Williams Joanna and Bob Williams

Maddie Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Mike Godina Goldman Sachs Gives Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hanson Cara and Fell Herdeg Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc. Liz and Kyle Keogh Mr. and Mrs. Campbell MacColl Minted, LLC New Canaan Country School Parent Association Jen Kearney and Doug Parker People’s United Community Foundation RAND Insurance Irene and Tim Rivlin Lisa and David Tuttle United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

MAGNA CUM LAUDE $2,500 + Anonymous (2) Michelle and Jeff Andrea Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. Barbara Erdmann Photography Russell Berkowitz, Esq. Hayley and Steve Bloom Jace Cohen Kara and Aaron Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Frank

CUM LAUDE $1,000 + Stephanie and Jurek Antoszewski Linda and Bill Avery Sharon and Bill Baird Margie Beebe Bella Pietra Kitchen & Bath Polly and Stephen Boeschenstein Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brady


Broadbent Family Foundation Allie and Will Broadbent Alice and Bill Burnham Gina Provenzale and Doug Cannaliato Capital Group Amy and John Cholnoky Peter Clark Jennifer and Joseph Cohen Sarah and John Collins Tara and Anthony Coniglio Ms. Katie Cusack Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. DeFrino Alexis and Daniel DiBiasio Marisa and Michael DiBiasio Carolyn Downey Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Citizenship Matching Gift Program Meredith and Banks Edwards Geraldine and Jaety Edwards Lissy Newman and Raphe Elkind Dao and Gary Engle Sharon Walker and Sean Epps First County Bank Foundation, Inc. Claire and Randy Salvatore Hilary and Sean Flanagan Sally and Todd Fonner Ms. Susan Ford Jennifer and Jamie Forese Laura and Charles Galante

Ronn Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Roe Rotary Club of New Canaan Mr. and Mrs. James Rothschild Mr. and Mrs. Don San Jose Dena and Ward Savage Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schlesinger Mr. and Ms. Samuel V. Schoonmaker IV Susan and Bob Schulz Mr. and Mrs. Martin Shafiroff Nancy Simpkins Marcy and Hunter Smith Maggie Hulce and Robert Smith Amy and Quinten Stevens Ann and Thayer Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Tarun Stewart The Summer Hill Foundation Kathy and Peter Sachs Elizabeth and Chris Thompson Nancy and Peter von Euler Catherine and William Wappler Rose and Jim Wolfe Alicia and Bob Wyckoff The Zea Family DEAN’S LIST $500 + Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Justin Aronson Lucy and David Ball Mr. and Mrs. David Ballard Nicole and John Benedetto Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Benson Lisa and Anthony Britton Mr. and Mrs. Seth Brody Ms. Amanda Bryan

Cardinal Construction Corp. Jennifer and Chris Caulfield Susan and John Clarke Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Victor S. Consoli Marina and Keith Davey Frances and Pat DeSouza Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Eifler Alex and Rory Ewing Sue and Bill Ewing Paula Cleary and Paul Farrell Nisha and Reggie Fernandez Fins Family Foundation Deborah Fins and Donald Strait Jen and Graham Foster Michele Gartland Amy Wallace and Peter Grant Barbara von Euler and Mason Hogan Innerspace Electronics, Inc. Eila, Jeff, Jack and Oliver Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Katz Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Larson Beth and Mason Lenhard Jennifer and Robert Lia Marie Lucas Tamu Lucero Liz and Keith Mackie Abigail Manny Serena and Tim Manny Jennifer and Nazar Massouh Marcia Bull McCrum Ashley and Matt McKee Jenn Baker and Dan McMullen Mr. and Mrs. John McNear Anne and Champ Meyercord Andrea and Ed Meyercord

Tina and Malcolm Miller Cathy and Richard Mishkin Mr. and Mrs. Bill Moody Eleanor O’Neill Mr. Frank A. Orawiec Mr. and Mrs. Will Owen Mr. and Mrs. Federico Papa-Tham Lisa and Matt Pendo Mr. and Mrs. Alex Phillips George B. Post Mr. and Mrs. David Priebe Kristen and Steve Rodgers Bonnie and Matt Rumilly Laura and Ken Saverin Lee Stewart and Chris Sherry Mr. and Mrs. Josh Stinchcomb Milagros Lecuona and Dan Stoddard Ellen Lundquist and Stephen Thompson Kate and Randy Thornton Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Van Munching Mary and Jerome Vascellaro Nancy Geary and Gordon Walker Walter Stewart’s Market Steve Wilkos Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Windatt Ms. Allison Kozak and Mr. Howard Yellen Brie and Matt Young Jennifer and Jonathan Zonis Mr. and Mrs. David Zorub HIGH HONOR ROLL $100+ Anonymous (5) Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Afragola

Patricia V. Agudow Barb and Mark Alberts Janene and Donald Alford Pam Alford AmazonSmile The Ansaldi Family Mr. Andrew Arthur Brooke Arthur Mr. and Mrs. Arvind Bajaj The Baldwin Family Casey Ballin Jill Barad Melanie and Scott Barnard The Baruch Family Suya and Karim Basta Lisa and Tim Bazemore Suzanne Beatty Videen and Christopher Bennett The Berry Family Susan E. Blabey Barbara and Gary Bloom David Kucher and Chris Bogart Renee and Hank Bornstein Ms. Ann J. Bowling Mr. and Mrs. Jon Brachle Chris Brazdziunas Lisa Pannone and Frank Bria Diane and Peter Briggs Stephanie Coleman and Carl Brodnax Mrs. G. Edwin Brown, Jr. The Burland Family Cathy and Jack Butcher Abby and Chris Cali Diane and Pericles Caminis Celine and Jarlath Carbin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cardon Holly and Adam Casella Lisa and Victor Catano

Sam Caulfield Katharine T. Cerow Lisa and Bernie Clarke Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. John G. Colon Susan and Robert Cotter Pamela Safford and Daniel Covell Brenda and James Crane Mr. Geoffrey David Elisabeth Evans and Mark Davis Lukasz Dec The Dell’Aquila Family Mr. and Mrs. Rick DellaRusso Molly and Richard DePatie Mr. and Mrs. David DeRemer Mr. Daryl Dewbrey Ann Martin DiLeone Margot Sanne and Ben Ditto Kristy Jelenik and Marc Donald Bettina and Peter Drummond-Hay Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dworschak Karen and Brad Elders Adam Elgert Leslie Stone and Peter Elikann Gay and Ray Empson Tanis and John Erdmann Gerrard Evans Casey Everett Jennie and Will Ewing Ms. Diane Fannon Maria Sette and Rob Faugno Ms. Kelly Fedak Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ferreri Schuyler and Richard Field Mr. and Mrs. Alex Figueroa Elizabeth and Mark Fitzpatrick


Google Matching Gift Program Joan and Lou Guzzetti Half Moon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Merrill Margo and John Hastings Cristine Russell and Ben Heineman Hilltop Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Austin O. Furst, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Hurter Laurie and Britton Jones Maija and Andrew Judelson Keri and Greg Kern Lynn and Tom King Patricia Klingenstein Lindsay and Dan Kollar Karen and George Kollitides Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Kontulis II The Leach Family Mr. and Mrs. Morgan LeConey The Mackenzie Family Mr. and Mrs. Marc Magliacano Whitney and Spencer Mallozzi Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mao Marsal Family Foundation Joyce and Steve Mella Mr. and Mrs. Manish Mital Heidi and Keith Mitchell Jamie and Eric Mohamad Aimee and Doug Mueller Colleen and Will Overlock Dina and Kevin Quirk Heather and Todd Raker Fraser Randolph Mr. and Mrs. John Reilly


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Bart Fredo Elizabeth and Robert Frost Caroline and Tyler Furste Gustavo Galante Ms. Patricia Galante Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher The Galvin Family Candice and Kenneth Gammill Anneliese and Bernard Gastrich Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ghory Mr. and Mrs. Dino Ghoussias Ms. Claire Gifun Serena and Doug Gillespie Beth and Arthur Golden Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Goodyear Grace Baptist Church Sally and Tony Grassi Camilla Trinchieri and Stuart Greenspon Jackie and Carl Greiner Amy Ballin and Timothy Greiner Mr. and Mrs. David Grubb Nancy and Steven Grune Emmy Grunseich Halcyon Home Services Lisa Halsted Bryn and Nicole Harder Annie and Brayden Henry Debra Hertz Mary B. Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hill Tara and Garrett Hofer Karen Holzman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hudson Adam Humann Impact Personnel, Maryann Donovan Josefina Calvar Infante

Lisa Ingraham Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Jodka Barbara Johansen Mr. and Mrs. John Keating Ms. Nancy Kennedy Joyce Kicelian Mollie Kirkland Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kniffen The LampreaRodriguez Family Mr. and Mrs. William W. Landis III Chris Lawler The Lawlor Family Lee and Peter Leach Mariko and Matt LeBaron Janet and Peter Lebovitz Mr. and Mrs. David Lefkowitz Mary Lee and Jim Lesko Eva Levine Mr. and Mrs. Rob Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Edward Libonati Ms. Tanya Livingston Susan and Alex Luchars Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Luth Isadora Machado Lecuona Ann Marie Mack David Mack Geoffrey Mack Suzanne and Wayne Maggin The Skvir-Maliakal Family Dana Mallozzi Lisa and J. Matthew Mannix Ava Marcogliese Anne Mauk Donna and Jack McCarthy Elizabeth Speers and David McCormick The McGovern Fund

Francie Irvine and Andrew McLaren Lyn and Michael McNaught Mr. and Mrs. Anand Mehta Eloisa Melendez Ellen and Joel Mellis Moina Noor and Farhan Memon Erica and Andy Merrill Elizabeth Messinger Mr. and Mrs. David Meyercord Samuel Mishkin Janet and Mark Mitchell The Moïse Family Nancy and Alec Montgomery Rilla and Jack Neafsey Sheila Neff Paula Gamache and Serge Nivelle Pat Oakes Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ormond Cathy Ostuw Mr. and Mrs. Josh Overbay Albert L. Perry III Laura Cramer and Steve Petricone Andrea and Coalter Powers Lynn and Tom Quinn Stephen Rappaport Mr. and Mrs. Richard Riley Nancy and Carlos Rivero Mary Kate and Sean Robb Jackie Roberson Jupiter, Lavone and Jasmin Roberson Beth Rockefeller Joan Romano Barbara Rucci The Russell Family Marcia Berry and Joseph Samuel

Judith Rivlin and Eric Sanne Ms. Diane Saslow Joni and James Schaefer Andrea and Peter Scheyhing Daphne and Dan Schreck Robert Schurer Mr. and Mrs. Todd Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Andy Sheridan Ms. Constanze Sheridan Ms. Caryn Siegel Sheryl Siegel Ms. Carolyn Silverman Margot and Skip Sisson Beth and Ryan Smith Sosnow Foundation, Inc. The Sosnow Family Kim Donahue and Mark Spano Sue Speers Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Sponzo Mr. and Mrs. Guy Staniar Ms. Vicki Staniar Stay In Touch Mr. and Mrs. James M. Stewart Stewart’s Spirits Mrs. Hudson Stoddard Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Suozzi Edna and Douglas Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sweet Sywal Corporation - Playland Camp & Nursery School Mr. and Mrs. Richmond D. Talbot, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Taubner Kelley Franco Throop The Tibbetts Family Marianne and Paul Toldalagi Dr. Vanessa Brown-Toussaint and Mr. Angi Toussaint Rebecca Truong

Victoria and Nishan Vartanian Torrance York and Greg Walters Lizzy and John Ward Jennifer and Wil Ward Mr. and Mrs. Jay Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. William Wheeler Clyde White Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. White III Doug Williams Ashley and Ralph Williams Rich Windatt The Winn Family Alice and Peter Wyman The Yoo Family Janet York Jason Young Ms. Dorothy Zehner Ms. Nancy Zehner Stephanie and Eric Zeigler Nancy and John Ziac Emily and Josh Ziac Cathi Zilling UP TO $100 Anonymous (5) The Abbate Family Alex Abuaita Griselle Aponte Kelsey and Jake Armstrong Andrea Cantos and Rodney Barbosa Janice and John Barlow Emily Barnard Ms. Susan Benthall Katie and Matt Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy J.E. Bloomer The Brennan Family Jackie and David Britt-Friedman

Chris and Emil Bucci Viviana and TJ Cartagena Mr. and Mrs. Peter Catalano Monae Cherry Duly Chiappetta Lyn and Beecher Chivvis Emily and Tim Coyle Libby Craig Nilufer Ozizmir DeScherer Rachel and Chauncey Dewey Laura Dijs Tamar Mays and Eric Fischman Rachel Friedman Ms. Melissa Gallagher Smith Juli Greco Alison and Mark Groenstein Elizabeth Guzzetti Meg Hall Kenzie Harrick Mr. and Mrs. John Harrington Martha Hennig Anna and Bruce Holbrook Stacy Hyman Sandra Jolie Andrew Kennedy Sarah L. Kennedy Ms. Dana Lange Mr. Eric Lawrence Ms. Grace Leone Jen and Bryan Liebowitz Ms. Marion Livingston Ms. Joyce Mack Mr. and Mrs. Zack Mallin Andrea Mallozzi Kit Mallozzi Robby Mallozzi IV Susan Marcus Roxanne McKoy Suzanne McLean Robert J. Mercede

Mr. Gerald Ulbricht Eliza Upton Sam Upton Susan and William Upton Sarah von Euler Taylor Ware Deana Washburn The West Family Heidi Locke Simon and Cameron Youngman TRIBUTE GIFTS In Memory of Bert Ballin In Memory of Gacel Machado Lecuona In Memory of John C. O’Brien SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR POOL DONORS Ashforth Family Avery Family Barr Family Brennan Family Buchanan Family Casey Family Coniglio Family Cooper Family Fox Family Furst Family Halsey Family Herdeg Family Janiga Family Lake Family Mackey Family McCarthy Family Post Family Raker Family Riccardi Family Rohn Family Ruvinsky/Kennedy Family Schultz Family

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