â€œEducation is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.â€?
Annual Report 2015-2016
LETTER FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL Dear Friends, I am pleased to share with you the 2015-2016 Annual Report. The support we receive each year ensures that we can meet the challenges of educating our bright and gifted students. Over the first four months of my tenure at Peabody, it has become clear that Peabody School has a very committed staff, dynamic parents invested in their studentsâ€™ learning, and impressive students who care passionately about their own education. I feel privileged to be part of this community as we all continue along the path of excellence for our students. I understand why Peabody is a great place to grow and learn because we are a community of caring people with a single mission, to do what is in the best interest of the children. We will continue with that philosophy and I am sure our school will grow stronger as a result. Over the next few months, I look forward to engaging our entire school community in an open discussion about our goals going forward. I can promise you that we will be focused and strategic in setting a promising direction for our school. We thank all of our donors that have played such a pivotal role in the success of our school. Although much has been accomplished, we still have work to do. Please consider making a gift to the school this year to continue our forward momentum and to ensure that a Peabody School education continues to be second to none. Thank you for being part of Peabody School! Best wishes,
Robert Orlando Head of School
LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dear Peabody School Families, On behalf of the Peabody Board of Trustees, we hope your 2016-2017 academic year is off to a great start. This fall we have been pleased to welcome some new faces in new roles at Peabody, including our fourth Head of School Rob Orlando, and Victoria Young as our Assistant Head of School. Our teachers and students - both new and returning - have hit the ground running, and we are excited for the upcoming year. While some things change, however, Peabody is still fundamentally the same in all the best ways. For the past 22 years, Peabody School has served academically advanced students with a rigorous curriculum in a small and supportive environment. We provide a differentiated classroom experience, and we continue to seek a diverse population of engaged and enthusiastic students and faculty who love to learn and grow together. We are glad you are part of this community. We are pleased to present our 2015-16 Annual Report to you here, and we look forward to sharing the news of Peabodyâ€™s financial strength in the years ahead. We are currently working on finalizing our new endowment (based on a gift from our founder Harriet Kaplan and her family), and we continually strive to solidify our financial security to ensure the School remains a resource for gifted children in our community. The Annual Report demonstrates that Peabody closed the 2015-16 fiscal year by exceeding our Annual Fund goal, and we hope to do so again this year. But, as you know, tuition does not cover all the expenses incurred in running a high quality educational program. Thus the Peabody Annual Fund serves a critical budgetary role -- ensuring our teachers are compensated fairly, our students have the resources they need, and our tuition remains affordable. We ask you at this time to join the Board in making a meaningful gift to the Peabody 2016-17 Annual Fund. We strive to hit 100% participation, and with your support, we will continue to grow and better our goal of sparking a passion for learning and empowering students with lifelong curiosity. Together, we have an obligation to provide our students with opportunities that will ignite their individual talents and passions, making them contributing members of society. Thank you for your continued support. Best regards, Charles Lunsford Chair
Tobias Dengel Chair-Elect
VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP Board of Trustees Charles Lunsford: Chairman, Parent - 1st, 3rd, 7th Grades; Alumni Parent Tobias Dengel: Vice Chairman, Parent - 2nd, 3rd Grades Brett Jones: Treasurer, Parent - K, 4th Grades Rachel Lloyd Miller: Secretary, Parent - 3rd, 5th Grades Karen Beauford: At-large, Parent - 6th Grade; Alumni Parent Chris Craytor: Parent - 7th Grade Molly Hardie: Parent - 1st, 4th Grades Rachel Harmon: Parent - 4th - Grade; Alumni Parent Hunter McCardle: Parent - 3rd, 5th Grades Dorothy Batten: Emerita
MISSION STATEMENT Peabody Schoolâ€™s mission is to serve the needs of gifted and academically advanced children of all backgrounds in one or more areas by promoting cognitive, social, and emotional development for each child at a rate commensurate with his or her ability, while providing a foundation for students to become lifelong learners. This mission is best embodied in our motto: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
PHILOSOPHY The most effective educational experience for gifted students is in a full-time program with their intellectual peers, led by highly skilled and uniquely qualified teachers who create differentiated curricular activities and provide instruction specially tailored to meet the studentsâ€™ learning needs. Peabody values the transformational growth that is achieved when teachers and students experience the joy of learning together.
Total Income $3,748,651
Total Expenses $3,129,843
FINANCIAL REPORT â€‹(Continued)
LETTER FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Dear Peabody Friends, It is undeniable that Peabody fosters a unique educational environment and generates an incredible love for learning! And while I am still relatively new, this excitement and enthusiasm is contagious and exudes from staff, students and parents alike. As a direct result of the tremendous financial support exhibited last year by the parents, staff, alumni and friends of Peabody, $524,337 was raised. This included $156,675 of unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund. As a community, we can exceed that amount this year, and it will be my privilege in helping the Peabody community meet that challenge! The pages that follow this letter are the most important to the Annual Report, as they include the names of all those who have made Peabody’s accomplishments possible. Each donor recognized the value that a Peabody education provides, while understanding that it is not possible without financial support. A tax-deductible gift to the Peabody Annual Fund is the most direct and impactful way to enhance the experiences for the Peabody community. We extend a huge “thank you” for your generosity over this past year and hope to be able to count on your support again this year. To those of you that have not made a gift in the past, I ask you to consider making this year your first! Ask anyone who has made a gift what inspires their commitment to Peabody, and you will instantly see the reasons are endless. I look forward to getting to know all of the wonderful people that make Peabody the amazing environment that it is, and helping this year to be one of its best thus far. The future looks bright thanks to all of your support! With much gratitude, Vaughan Weidig Clark Director of Development
2015-2016 Donors The following generous donors provided the necessary resources to enable Peabody to continue to offer our students an excellent academic foundation.
Anonymous Donors (3) Aarti Ailawadi Kristina Alimard Heather Amato John and Mary Andrews Curtis Argo and Allyson Shames Heather Arquitt Joel and Natalie Artz Rasheed Balogun Kathryn Barker Bank of America Christine Barth Kim Basile-Wood Battelle Always Giving D.N. Batten Foundation Carter and Karen Beauford Marie Beaurline Suzanne Bednar Courtney Bernsen William and Julie Bird Jonathan and Susan Blank Benjamin Brinkop Melanie Brittingham Christopher and Carter Broomall Amy Brudin Doug and Shannon Burns Gordon and Patricia Bussard Chancey-Smiley Foundation Charles A. Dailey Foundation Sandra Catchings Kris Chain Eli Chancey Melissa Charles
Amar and Harman Cheema Leah Cole Michael and Cathleen Colley Commonwealth Foundation Jeff Corlett Chris and Allie Craytor Alexander and Moira Crosby Deborah Cross John Crowley Keith Damiani Charles Daniel Tim Davis Nora Demleitner Tobias and Lynn Dengel Jessica Dorman Jason Fargo Andre Ferreira and Carol Barbosa Corinne Field Jen Fleisher Design, Inc. Gregory Frank Robin Fox Asher Friedman Renee Fuller Michael Funk Kelly Garrett Darren Gibbons and Tia Oâ€™Neill Gregory Goering Dan and Regina Goff Veronica Gomez-Torres Mr. and Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr. Laurie Gray Bo Grist and Amy Wilson Kathleen Grunden
Albert Hahn Robert and Molly Hardie Harmon-Newman Charitable Fund Chris Haske Neal Halvorson-Taylor David and Bonnie Heinsma Siva Vaidhyanathan and Melissa Henriksen Charles and Ioline Henter Joel and Eleanor Hoppe John Hossack Michael Howe Daniel Inkelas Janine Jakim Thomas and Kristen Johnson Traci Johnson-Wynn Julie Jones Katherine Jones Ernest and Eileen Keenan Michael and Martha Keith Martin Klingel Diane and Dean Krehmeyer Marvin and Sharon Krehmeyer Julie Lacy Amy Lastinger Richard and Carol Lavine Peter Leone Mark Lepsch Rob and Brenda Lloyd Rebecca Lobb CP & MG ‘Lunsford Charitable Trust Whitney Lyman Aaron Mackey Saba Mamood Lauren Marini Hunter and Kimberly McCardle Larry McCardle Henry McLeod Tolly Merrick Maryline Meyer-Pollock
Whitney Morrill Travis and Miranda Miller Miller Financial Group Mary Patricia Moynahan Katherine Murrah Hilary Nagel David and Heather Nielsen Aimee Nolasco Patrick O’Connor Will and Laura Oetgen Joseph Olivarez Kathleen Olowin Rachel O’Neill Riaan Rossouw and Rachel O’Neill Parker Wright and Ashleigh Owens Kelly Owens Susan Parmar Darlene Paulsen James and Florence Peacock Mary Beth Perry Vivian Polo Christian Ramsburg Daniel Ramsburg Mark and Claire Raymond Kodi Ravichandran Barbara Richards April Rodgers Robert and Aimee Rose Jeffrey Rossman and Elena Lavrentyeva Clare Ruday Demi Runkle Rhonda Reinhardt Ronald and Tara Sanchez Matt Schenck Yogesh and Gitanjali Scindia Ashish Sharma David Sherman Sandhya Shukla Kristen Singh
Mark Slezak Ben Smith Denise Smith Anthony Spinelli Joanna Steele Christopher and Karen Stemland Jennifer Strong and Ella and Henry Chin Melanie Strzepek Brandon and Bethany Taylor Brian Teweles Maggie Teweles Rob and Allison Teweles Charles and Ann Thacher Kevin Uhrich Anna VanClief
Lucretia Vaughan Rak and Disha Venkatesan Warburg Pincus Foundation James and Florence Weissman Garth and Ellen Wermter Ben Whitlow James Wilkinson Brian Williams Afolake Wilson Gordon and Deidre Winfield Matt Wyatt Michael Wyatt Waki and Traci Wynn Victoria Young Matthew Zimmick
2016 AUCTION The biennial fundraiser, “Peabody in Wonderland, raised $50,000 to support the professional development of our amazing teachers. Peabody is grateful to the following patrons, sponsors, “treat-a-teacher” donors, and auction donors for their support.
Donors and Sponsors ACAC Alley Light Heather and Peter Amato Mary and John Andrews Curt Argo AquaFloatCville Renee Balfour Karen and Carter Beauford Michael Bednar Bittersweet Susan and Jonathan Blank The Bravermans The Brudins Burton’s Patsy and Gordon Bussard Cabi Kate Kostelnik and Derek Cavens Champion Tutoring Elizabeth and Andrew Chancey CitySpa Civility School Clayborne Education Moira Kavanagh Crosby and Alexander Crosby Michelle Damiani Bridget and Tim Davis Lynn and Tobias Dengel Edge Etcetera Feast! The Fig Leaf Jen Fleisher FlyDog Yoga Folly
The Foutzes Freestyle GotRocks Great Outdoors Provisions Molly and Robert Hardie Hot Yoga The Ivy Inn Jersey Mike’s JumpCville! K Nails and Spa Sheetal Sekhri and Rahul Kapoor Keswick Hall Catering Martha Keith Michael Keith Restoration Ellen Keenan Marianne and Ken Kish Sharla and Martin Klingel Diane and Dean Krehmeyer Michelle and Tung Le Learning Rx Nicole and Mark Lepsch Lululemon Fleming and Charles Lunsford Joanna Steere and Aaron Mackey Maliha Creations Lisa and Roger Martin Mellow Mushroom Erin McDermott The Millers Andrew Minton Jewelers Natural Retreats Oasis Day Spa Tia and Rachel O”Neill Ohana Organic Laundry
Olly Oxen Peabody Faculty and Staff Susan Parmar Photography Pure Barre Dana Quist Ragged Mountain Running Red Light Management rockpaperscissors Scarpa Kendra Scott Jewelry Shebeen Shenanigans Andrea Shirey Photography Snowâ€™s Garden Center Nora Demleitner and Michael Smith Suz Somersall Spring Creek Golf Club Starlight Express Stella and Dot Kerry and Chris Stemland Sweethaus T & N Printing Tara Montgomery Tavola Trader Joeâ€™s Sara Trundle Anna and Danny Van Clief Virginia Tent Rental James Weissman
West End Day Spa Whimsies The Wine Guild
Volunteers Heather Amato Karen Beauford Susan Blank Shannon Burns Allie Craytor Clay Daniel Sara Daniel Charity Donnelly Pete Elliott Jen Fleisher Kelly Garrett Molly Hardie Ioline Henter Beth Ike Diane Krehmeyer Michele Le Nicole Lepsch Kellogg Leliveld Fleming Lunsford Whitney Lyman Meredith McClellan Whitney Morrill Susan Parmar
WAYS OF GIVING Check: Make checks payable to “Peabody School” and mail to : Peabody School Attn: Director of Development 1232 Stoney Ridge Road Charlottesville, VA 22902
Credit Card: The most convenient and efficient method of making a gift to Peabody School is by visiting the “Support” page on our website. www.peabodyschool.org
Gift of Securities: Giving appreciated stocks or bonds is an excellent way to show support for the school. With certain limitations, you can deduct the full fair market value of long-term appreciated securities-that is, securities you have owned a certain amount of time and that have increased in value. Thus you can give away appreciated property and usually avoid the tax on the gain. Contact the director of development, Vaughan Weidig Clark via email at Vaughan.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 434.788.0300
Recurring Gift Payments: You may choose to make monthly, quarterly or yearly payments to Peabody School. Please contact, the Director of Development, Vaughan Weidig Clark via email at Vaughan.email@example.com or by calling 434.788.0300
Matching Gifts: Please check with your employer to determine if a matching gift program is an employee benefit that is available to you.