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We Did It!

Thank you to our incredible families, alumni, faculty and staff for supporting PCDS last year!

Read about PCDS philathropy and the impact of these donations on the following pages:

4 Annual Fund 12 THRIVE Campaign $816,461 Total Dollars Raised

5% Increase from the Prior Year

1,978 Total Donations

80% Parent Participation —a new record!


100% Participation from Board of Trustees, Faculty & Staff, and Alumni Board

$22,000,000 Goal for Campaign, Launched October 2014

$18,860,852 Total Dollars Raised as of September 2016

16 Tax Credit Program Individual $670,335 Total Dollars Raised

10% Increase from the Prior Year

426 Total Donations

Corporate $1,897,334 Total Dollars Raised

9 Corporate Donors

Welcome Dear PCDS Friends: We are pleased to share the Phoenix Country Day School Annual Report on Philanthropy, highlighting the School’s fundraising achievements in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Like all colleges, universities, and independent schools around the nation, PCDS relies on private donations from alumni, parents, and friends in order to provide a first-rate educational experience for our students, and to increase our national ranking among the country’s best independent schools. In this report you’ll see how fundraising went last year, as well as the impressive— and lengthy!—list of donors to the three areas of giving at PCDS: • The Annual Fund • The THRIVE Campaign • The Tax Credit Program You will also gain an understanding, we hope, of the various avenues through which donors give to PCDS, and the ways that these gifts truly impact our students and faculty. We are proud beyond measure to have such a generous community of parents, alumni, former parents, faculty and staff, and friends, whose support enables PCDS to be the #1 school in Arizona, and one of the best in the nation. Our vision is strong, and philanthropy is the catalyst to turn vision into reality. To all of you, we extend our deepest thanks.

Andrew M. Rodin P ’19, ’19, ’25 Headmaster

Donna Johnson P ’17 Chair, Advancement Committee

ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE Donna Johnson Committee Chair Tracy Brennan Nick Firestone ‘84 Sam Garvin

Stacey Horton Herman Lewkowitz ‘79 Mercedes Liljegren Tim Riester

Margaux Rosen Tracy Schwimmer Kathy Tehranchi Lou Werner ‘87 Charlene Whitfill


Annual Fund The Annual Fund provides vital resources that bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Phoenix Country Day School education. Similar to other independent schools, PCDS relies on gifts to the Annual Fund to maintain our standards of excellence.




Total Dollars Raised


Total Number of Gifts

Increase from Prior Year

PARTICIPATION RESULTS Thank you to our parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends for being “ALL IN” for PCDS! FACULTY & STAFF





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PARTICIPATION IS IMPORTANT Why? A community that has a high participation rate in the Annual Fund, regardless of the dollars raised, is one where community is strong. Participation is important for our national rankings and it indicates that our community is pulling in the same direction. It also helps us secure outside funding.







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“ I give to the Annual Fund because I am committed to the greater whole beyond my own classroom, and I love that PCDS cultivates not only well-rounded students, but good people as well.� Hallie Mueller, Middle School Art Teacher



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Average student-to-faculty ratio. Thanks to the Annual Fund, PCDS is able to provide small class sizes that lead to individual attention for each student.

Percentage of Middle and Upper School students involved in at least one of the robust extracurricular activities (sports/clubs) offered because of the Annual Fund.

Percentage of teachers with masters degrees or higher. The Annual Fund helps PCDS attract top educators from around the country.

Number of guest speakers and cultural enrichment opportunities available for our students throughout the school year because of the Annual Fund.


ANNUAL FUND DONORS Founder’s Circle ($50,000+)

Phoenix Society ($5,000+)

Jennifer Mee Cole & Christopher H. Cole Najafi Companies Cheryl & Jahm Najafi

Anonymous (3) Stacy & Timothy Casten Polly & Glenn Culpepper Donna & Douglas Currault Stephanie & Adam Goodman Melissa & Douglas Horlick Susan & Marcus Mamolen Melissa & Dave Mullard Sabrina & Reed Porter Nicole & Lawrence Russo Jason Singer Olivia & Nick Smith Marta & Peter Sondergaard Jenifer & Keith Swisher Wise Family Trust U/T/A Mary & Dennis Wise Helen & Christopher Yeung Kim Komando & Edward Youn III

Headmaster’s Circle ($25,000+) Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts Kristine & Steve Short Julia & Taylor Burke Dreiseszun Family Foundation Brooke & James Levy Linda F. Noyes Charitable Lead Trust Kate Portanova ‘96 Barbara & Zeb Portanova ‘97 Clarissa Simek Robinson ’88 & Brian Robinson Aquilae ($15,000+) Dominique & Don Dady Paulette & James Dodson Theresa & Michael Gregory, M.D. Robin & David Hanna Louis Foundation, Inc. Julie & Herbert J. Louis Roundtable ($7,500+) Anonymous Century Foundation Amy & Timothy Louis ‘81 Deborah Carswell & Stephen Corrigan Amanda & David Crisalli Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Marilyn & Robert Fransway Lindsay & Jason Hope Donna & Stephen Johnson Tracy & Jeffrey Katz Jordan & Jason Rose Daisy & Bart Steiner Betsy & Eric Zayanderoudi


Eagle Fellowship ($2,500+) Anonymous Peter L. Ax Baugh Foundation, Inc. Corinne & Darryl Berger Courtney & Jeffrey Beyersdorfer Walt Brown Dawn Cernak Stacy & Richard Cooper Sybil Francis & Michael Crow Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Garvey Texas Foundation Inc. Alexis & Bonsal Glascock Susan & Mark Greenfield J. Michael Harter Amanda & William Hayden The Horton Family Michelle & Michael Hosmar Bonnie & Terry Maffi Hilary & James McNicholas Jeanne & Chad Miraglia Judith & Kent Mueller Newmont Mining Corporation Erin & Craig Olschansky Jennifer Chase & Laurent Poole Wendy Selig-Prieb & Laurel Prieb Julie & Vasif Sabeeh

SC Johnson Fund, Inc. Anne Marie & Timothy Schaub Tracy & Marc Schwimmer Kathryn & David Sellers Susan & Charles Shields Molly & Rick Sodja Denise & Kent Voss Pam & Steven Walkenbach Charlene & Jim Whitfill Kimberly & Michael Yue Leadership Circle ($1,000+) Anonymous (8) Ann & Andrew Abraham Valentina & Anand Acharya Alarys Home Health, Inc. Taucha & Kyle Silk Ruth Bristol & Felipe Albuquerque Rebecca & Ken Allison Angela Ratnam & Brian Allmendinger Yasmin & Manish Amin Kenneth O Anaeme LLC dba Annaliza & Kenneth Anaeme, M.D. Susan Sly & Chris Arkeveld Erin & Chris Ashby Kathleen & Steven Ashby Stephanie & Jonathan Ashman Kathy & Lawrence Bain Jo-Ann & Lowry Barfield Laura & Jeff Beraznik Betty & Philip Bienert Nikki & Cameron Black Adam Blankenheimer ‘00 Fernanda & Ruggero Borletti Lisa Borowsky Linda Jorgensen-Bracher & G. Alan Bracher Beverly Bradway Robyn & Steven Brenden Tracy & William Brennan Linda & Jeff Campbell Ann & Richard Carr Elisabeth & Paul Cereghini Helen Chang Sarah & Thomas Clark Tracy Chapnick Cohen

ANNUAL FUND DONORS Carrie & Joseph Davis Larraine Ho & Pravin Dugel Tonya & Michael Eckerman Tracey & Chris Elsie Kevin Fechtmeyer Alisa & Earl Feng The Firefly Trust Andrew C. Norris ‘81 Joan B. Norris Jonathan B. Norris ‘77 Sandra & Tracy Gamble Susan & Thomas Garrity Katherine & Morton Genson Judith & Herbert Gold Mara & Jeffrey Greenberg Harvey & Leslie Wagner Foundation Ashley Humes McDonough ‘04 & William McDonough Henry Family Foundation Leslie & David Lewis Ashley Waters Gundersen ‘96 Perry Herst Shannon & Chris Hinkson Rachel & Jonathan Hoffer Angela & Robert Keller Anita & Rajkumar Khandelwal Kathy & Dave Kloeber Jill & Burt Kohler Praveena & Ramkrishna Kothur Debra & Richard Lambert Kim & Matthew LaVelle Tami Dairiki & Evan Leibner Robynn & Glen Lerner Cristina & Shane Lewis Janelle Plaza Lika ‘98 & A.J. Lika Jeannie & Carter Lloyds Toni & Don Loback Elizabeth & Carsten Loelke Bethany & Rob Longo Kothandapany Shalini & Murali Macherla Colin McCavitt Courtney McConnell ‘06 Rebecca & Daniel McDermott Keely Moran Michelle & Kevin Moriarty Nicole & Peter Nakaji Irina & Marius Nistor

Amy & Robert Orenstein Elisabeth & Joseph Ori Kathleen Weber & Geoffrey Ossias Claudia & Shahram Partovi Sheetal Chhaya & Sandeep Patel Sara & Brandon Perry Kathryn Ann & Michael Peters Kara & Mark Peterson Colleen & Tom Peterson Savas & Terry Petrides Tiffany Westlie Pondelik ‘00 & Miles Pondelik Barbara & Zeb Portanova ‘97 Dana & Peter Powell Jules & Andrew Rafal Shirley Michels & Bernard Rethore Mirja & Timothy Riester Rite Hite Foundation Cheri & Brett White Clarissa Simek Robinson ‘88 & Brian Robinson Lydia & Andrew Rodin Leigh & Brent Roland Margaux & Joshua Rosen Gina & David Rosenberg Cyndi & James Rosenthal Joanne & Christophe Sevrain Harpreet Kaur & Bhupinder Singh Kristi & David Stearns Toni & Craig Stein Marci & Fife Symington Shoshana & Robert Tancer Lauri & Eric Termansen Laura & Richard Traulsen Renee & Chida Tse Stacy & Michael Tucker Sarah & Ramsey Umar Amruta & Aniket Vadnerkar Robin Sewell & Willem Van Der Werf Vanguard Charitable Suemoy Wallace Luca, Lisa, & Brian Walsh Lea & Lou Werner ‘87 Jennifer & Frederic Winssinger Debora Tennant & Kevin Witzel Adrienne & Andreas Xagoraris

Community Circle (up to $999) Anonymous (13) Greg Abdouch ‘01 Rosalind Bolger Abero ‘89 & Inaudi Abero Maha & Nabil Abou-Haidar Niloo Fotouhi & Nozar Afkhami Jenifer & Ayad Agha Loreta Aguirre Faryal Adil & Wahaj Ahmed Linda Alexander Patricia Aw-Yang & Melvin Alvarenga AmazonSmile Jamie & Jackob Andersen Robin Anderson Caroline Badeer & Michael Angst Heather Arguello Arizona Public Service Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Patricia & Blair Ashner Aspire.People.Performance. Profits, LLC Renie Cavallari Andrea Avery Misrach & Ermias Ayele Carl Ayers Lyn Bacon Luisa & Berke Bakay Rajani & Jay Bansal Nicole Barber Karen & Bernard Bendok The Benevity Community Impact Fund Kristie & Gary Berg Wendy & Edward Bernatavicius Rebecca Bernhardt Fabien Bertault Salma Jesmin & Amar Bista Kelly Blackson Jessica & Michael Bohl Meredith Savage & Sean Bock Kelly L. Bockrath Sarah & David Bodney Joseph Boehle Alli Booth Sophia Boyer ‘10 Mirav Bradshaw Doris Warriner & Bryan Brayboy 7

ANNUAL FUND DONORS Kimberly & Gunther Brenes Alex Brigham Stephanie Briguglio Jasmine & Nathan Brown Karen Cimera Brown Kristina Floor & Christopher Brown Karen & James Bruntz Blake Bulloch Susan & Richard Burnham Hillary & Daniel Burns Karen & Keith Burns Katherine Burrell Kelly Butler Barbara & Patrick Bzdak Kaitlan & Cory Cady Elana & Chadwick Campbell Carol O. Caplan Jennifer & Michael Caplan Alejandra & Reyes Chaidez Julie Chandler Katie & Bob Charles Eleanor Abraham & Larry Charles Vinita Dodd & Vivek Chawla Jenny & Kevin Cherilla Susan & Steve Chung Heather Clark Jennifer Cohen Lauren & Jordan Cohen Terry & Eric Cole Dell Taylor & Jerry R. Cook Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon Christina Zhou & Charles Cooper Maria & Joe Cooper Donna Corbett Clint Corcoran ‘03 Marlene & Tom Corcoran Carla & Tony Cose-Giallella Michael Coxon Elaine & John Crabb Jennifer Cunningham Sara Damore Dian & Michael D’Avanzo Cindy Davis Nichole Dawson Melinda & T.J. DeMark ‘93 Peter de Marneffe Adrienne (WS) Pang & Charles deTrenck ‘81 8

Michael Dean Christina Orozco & Anibal Deciga Marilu Deignan & Nancy Harris Deignan Katerina & Patrick Derueda Candice deSaint-Antoine & Brent Shuster Deutsche Bank Elizabeth & Daniel Dever Sheila Druch Erik Dominguez Shannon & Brian Dowdall Linda & Ira Drate Kathleen & David Drewitz Sarah Driscoll & Jese Gomez Shawn Dyer Ducusin ‘96 Anne Duffy Sandra & Edwin Duncan ‘70 Sarah Vieh Dworkin ‘98 & Nate Dworkin Sasha Eden Meg & Curtis Ekmark Idara & Ini Ekpo Karin & Michael Epstein Christian Eriksen Sadie & Kai Etheridge Elizabeth Byrnes & Barton Faber Leslie Kornreich Feldman ‘99 & Andrew Feldman Holly Fechtmeyer Julie Fine Nicholas Firestone ‘84 Tammy & Stephen Fisher Katherine & Allan Flader Maurine Fleming Marian & Deron Florey Pierce Florey ‘21 Skylar Florey ‘23 Cynthia Fowler Eric M. Fram ‘09 Gregory Fraser ‘92 Duane Freeman Jill & Michael Freret Maki Fullerton Pam Gagner Katherine & Herbert Garcia Rita & Samuel Garvin Joan & G. Kenneth Gates Sarah Gaumer Stefanie (Duffy) & Julian Gibb Yolanda & Greg Gilbert

Jacqui Goertz Jane & Harold Kwa Maria Colombo & Andrew Goldstein Augustine Gomez ‘99 Daniel Gomez Iris & Matt Gordon Lisa Culbertson & Eric Grabski Nilda & Mark Grange Michelle Gurnee Matthew Guthrie Stephanie Vithoulkas Hackett ‘91 & Jason Hackett ‘88 Andrea & Everett Hale Antoinette Hall Ralph Halsey Katharine Halsey Tammy McLeod & John Hamilton Angela & Edward Harris ‘88 Margaret Hathaway Justine & Jean Heinzelmann Diane & Karl Hekimian Robert Hendrickson, Sr. Kristin & Robert Hendrickson Angelica & Gerry Hernandez Rachel & Richard Herold Michelle Hill Jeanel Hoagland Adrienne Meredith & Brian Hoblit ‘92 Mary Pendleton Hoffer Tracey & Jonathan Hott Blake Howard Carrie & Jon Hulburd Michele & Bryan Huskey IDS LTD Diane Ingold Intel Matching Gifts to Education Program Jaki Ivins Eric L. Jackson & Peggy Ellis Alisa Jost C. Ryan Joyce Jennifer Wilson Juhl ‘89 & Todd Juhl Jean & Robert Kauffman Aylin Tashman Kim ‘99 & Louis Kim Carolina Lopez-Garcia ‘82 & Charles Kirkland Kathy & Randy Kirsch

ANNUAL FUND DONORS Michelle Hill & Nick Klemp Ashley DornBrook & James Knapp Carmen & Sanford Korer Pinar Tashman Korzay ‘90 & Naci Korzay Jean & Robert Kosower Sandra & David Koster Emily & George Kroeger Kevin Kudlo Kavita Kukunoor Sue & Craig Kyllo Ann & Gary Lane Laura Neller Lanigan ‘02 & Kyle Lanigan Belen Lara Anguiano & Silviano Lara Loza Julie Larrea Tina Lassila Stefanie & Jay Layton Tracey & Michael Lazarski Alexandra & Theodore LeClair Jacqueline & Don Lee Elisabeth & Jeremy Lee Diana P. Powles & Phillip D. Lett Leslie & Robert Lewis Nathaniel Lewis Cathy Tancer Lewkowitz ‘79 & Herman Lewkowitz ‘79 Jamie & Aaron Lieberman Mercedes & Richard Liljegren Lilly US Matching Gifts Program Steve & Victoria Lindley Julie & Gary Linhart ‘88 Evelyne & Aristotle Macrodimitris Yasmin & Shahin Madi Daniel Majeski Barbara & John Marguerite Sheila Marks Dana & John Marsden Debbie & William Martin Gurjot & Dharminder Marwah Logan Mauldin Susan & John Mazzolini Paul McClernon Valerie McDonough Jessica & Patrick McHonett Andy McKean Katie McKean Stephanie McLachlan Bryan McLaren ‘05

Claire McLoone Sally Ball & T. M. McNally Ben McRae ‘07 Medtronic – YourCause LLC Ana & James Melikian Elizabeth Meng Brian Mensinger Claire & David Merkel Mary Kay & Dennis Meyers Elizabeth & David Miketinac Racquel & Jamir Miller Nan P. Miller Lori & Adam Miller Laurence Mills Wanda Mills-Bocachica Serena & J. Andrew Montooth Deanna & Wes Montrose Priscilla & Paul Moore Gabriela & Jose Moreno Hallie Mueller Jesse Munch Reverend Leslie Muray ‘67 Susan Biegner & Warren Murff Kelly & Alvin Murphy Swapna Reddy & Subhakar Mutyala Ricku & Ajay Narwani Heather & John Nassar Jennifer & Christopher Neck Network for Good Carol & Eric Neufer Sean Newland Kelli Newsome Georgia & Alfredo Nino Ellie & Patrick Nolan Heather & Robert Novak Kendall & Louis Novoa-Takara Karen & George Odden Ann & Jordan Oland Florina Lezama & Juan Olea Elizabeth Olson Desiree Ong Joanne Shen & Robert Ortega Alvaro Otalora Elizabeth Reahard Oviedo ‘04 & Nicholas Oviedo Kris Pagano Lori & Stephen Palermo Christine & Bruce Palmer Kimberly & David Paltzik Patty Pang

Priya & Gunjan Parikh Pam & Irwin Pasternack Indu Gupta & Maitray Patel The PCDS Maintenance Crew The PCDS Security Team Carol & Richard Peairs Elizabeth Perla ‘00 Caroline Perry ‘07 Brandon Perry Anna & Greg Petermann Barbara Pritzlaff Pierce ‘74 & V. Douglas Pierce Rebecca Feaster & Admiral Harold E. Pittman Nicholas Plaska Amanda & Jeffrey Ploederl Kate Portanova ‘96 Suzanne Pressley Kristin Pruett Susan & Frederic Purtill, Jr. Lynn & Ian Quartermaine Jessica Raab Lyvie & Ralph Racine Gabrielle & Jon Ragsdale Frederika Ranucci ‘84 Seth M. Redden Amrita & Praful Reddy Denise & Naveen Reddy Cheryl Slomkowski & Richard Rende Rebel Rice & Adam Chodorow Lisa Richardson Bethany & Oliver Richardson Meily Riehle Radha & Rahul Rishi Elizabeth & Raymond Rooney Jonathan M. Rooney ‘14 Vadi & Thiru Roopan Elaine Rosenthal Kathy & Burke Rosenzweig Barbara Pockaj & Michael Rossides




Did you know that parent participation in the Annual Fund has increased from 27% to 80% within the past 5 years? 9

ANNUAL FUND DONORS Andru Roysden ‘07 David Rowe Mari Fukami & Greg Sabol Jeff Sachs Joanna Solowska & Myllin Safir SAGE Dining Services Richard Saldivar Ulrika Sandbacka Alpa & Ashesh Sanghvi Penny & Robert Sarver Kimberly & Eric Saur Schwab Charitable Fund Laura & Daniel Schwartz Jack Schwimmer ‘09 Max Schwimmer ‘07 Jill Scott Ian Sharp Lucy & Wilson Sheih Jaime & Terrance Sheridan Melissa & John Sheridan Dimitri Shivkov Kristine & Steven Short Sarah & Charles Sidi Adam J. Sidi ‘14 Jennifer Kirkpatrick & Daniel Silverman Jennifer Simone Navkiran & Sandip Singh Lenka & David Siroky Nimalka & Kumaraswamy Sivakumar Marti & David Skloven Joshua Skolfield Ilene & Peter Slate Catherine Smith Iva & Tracey Smolens Monica Miller & Michael Souccar Nicole Blaustein Spracale ‘87 & Steve Spracale Lucy Marshall & Robert Stern Jaime & Jeffrey Stern Lauren Strohacker Tracy & Robert Sucato Benjamin Sullivan Kamala Clark-Swanson & Kristin Swanson Jill & Michael Swingler Target Lee Kuan & Keng Boon Tee 10

Katayoun Baniriah & Babak Tehranchi Dana & Steven Tepper Barbara & Kenneth Thommen Barbara Dawson & Samuel Thumma Laura & Daniel Tillman Lisa Tolentino Teeraya & Samuel Tomlin Jennifer Treadway Natalie Troadec Laura & Vladimir Troche Pritpal & Paramvir Tuli Claire Tyra Hedi Saghari & Hiva Vakil Theresa & Josh Vella Thuy & Marvin Vo Ashley & Louis Vu Saudamini & Devendra Wadwekar Shana Siegel & Barry Wagner Katherine & James Waller Richard Walton Brian Wand Sonja & John Wanebo Laurie & Michael Wang Victoria & Jeffrey Warren Waste Management Chasity & Clinton Wellnitz Sarah & Ethan Wessel Amanda Mabbitt Westlake ‘99 & Garret Westlake Kelly & Michael Whalen Michael White Sabrina E. Whitfill ‘15 Caitlin Wilenchik ‘08 Rhonda & Bart Willett Molly & Jason Williams Karen & Robert Williamson Allison Wilmink Gabrielle Goodrick & Calvin Winter Michelle & David Woker Ann & Joe Wong Debra Wood Melinda & Robert Xanthos Stefan Youngs Sandra & Brian Yuh Lisa Zima Emi & Stephen Zimmerman

Board of Trustees Donors Taylor Burke, President Tracy Brennan Don Dady Paulette Dodson Nicholas Firestone ‘84 Adam Goodman Michelle Hosmar Donna Johnson David Lewis Tim Louis ‘81 Jordan Rose Margaux Rosen Tracy Schwimmer Wendy Selig-Prieb Charles Shields Charlene Whitfill Alumni Association Board Donors Augustine Gomez ‘99 Alumni Board President Alex Ashby ‘05 Sophia Boyer ‘10 Sarah Vieh Dworkin ‘98 Eric Fram ‘09 Aylin Tashman Kim ‘99 Carolina Lopez ‘82 Bryan McLaren ‘05 Ben McRae ‘07 Elizabeth Reahard Oviedo ‘04 Tiffany Westlie Pondelik ‘00 Clarissa Simek Robinson ‘88 Adam Sidi ‘14 Nicole Blaustein Spracale ‘87 Caitlin Wilenchik ‘08




Did you know that the PCDS Alumni Board has a historic tradition of 100% participation in the Annual Fund?

ANNUAL FUND DONORS – FACULTY AND STAFF Faculty and Staff Donors Rosalind Bolger Abero ‘89 Loreta Aguirre Sarah Aguirre Rebecca Allison Robin Anderson Heather Arguello Andrea Avery Nicole Barber Kristie Berg Rebecca Bernhardt Betty Bienert Kelly Blackson Joseph Boehle Alli Booth Karen Bruntz Keith Burns Katherine Burrell Kelly Butler Barbara Bzdak Kaitlan Cady Cliff Carlson, Jr. Cliff Carlson, Sr. Katie Charles Jenny Cherilla Jerry R. Cook Lance Coon Donna Corbett Carla Cose-Giallella Michael Coxon John Crabb Lisa Culbertson Jennifer Cunningham Sara Damore Cindy Davis Nichole Dawson Erik Dominguez Linda Drate Sarah Driscoll Shawn Dyer Ducusin ‘96 Anne Duffy Sasha Eden Brian Ellingson Karin Epstein Christian Eriksen Sadie Etheridge Kai Etheridge Leslie Kornreich Feldman ‘99 Julie Fine

Maurine Fleming Cynthia Fowler John Freeland Duane Freeman Maki Fullerton Pam Gagner Sarah Gaumer Yolanda Gilbert Jacqui Goertz Ricardo Gonzalez Michelle Gurnee Matthew Guthrie Antoinette Hall Katharine Halsey Margaret Hathaway Michelle Hill Jeanel Hoagland Blake Howard Andrew Huff Michele Huskey Diane Ingold Jaki Ivins C. Ryan Joyce Nick Klemp Robert Kosower Kavita Kukunoor Julie Larrea Jacqueline Lee Nathaniel Lewis Shane Lewis Richard Lopez Mikenna Mack Evelyne Macrodimitris Daniel Majeski Sheila Marks William Martin Susan Mazzolini Paul McClernon Valerie McDonough Patrick McHonett Andy McKean Katie McKean Stephanie McLachlan Claire McLoone Brian Mensinger Mary Kay Meyers Laurence Mills Hallie Mueller Jesse Munch

Eric Neufer Sean Newland Kelli Newsome Jesse North Elizabeth Olson Desiree Ong Alvaro Otalora Christine Palmer Patty Pang Brandon Perry Kathryn Peters Nicholas Plaska Tony Ploog Suzanne Pressley Kristin Pruett Lynn Quartermaine Jessica Raab Gabrielle Ragsdale Pedro Ramos Richard Rende Meily Riehle Andrew Rodin Lydia Rodin David Rowe Jeff Sachs Sage Dining Services Kimberly Saur The Security Crew Jill Scott Ian Sharp Jaime Sheridan Marti Skloven Kyle Skolfield Catherine Smith Lauren Strohacker Tracy Sucato Benjamin Sullivan Michael Swingler Kenneth Thommen Lisa Tolentino Teeraya Tomlin Jennifer Treadway Claire Tyra James Waller Molly Williams Debra Wood Stefan Youngs Richard Zielenkiewicz Lisa Zima 11


THE MOST AMBITIOUS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IN PCDS HISTORY In both size and scope, the impact of the THRIVE Campaign is dramatic, adding facilities that cement our place among the top independent schools in the nation. To date,* the THRIVE Campaign has thanked 162 donor families, more than any other campaign in PCDS history. Please contact Ryan Joyce, Director of Advancement, to get involved.; 602-955-8200 x 2310

DADY AQUATIC & TENNIS CENTER $8.5M Features an Olympic-sized competition pool, a smaller teaching pool, and new tennis courts.


NAJAFI GYMNASIUM & GARVIN FAMILY WALK OF CHAMPIONS $7M Expanded gymnasium, new locker rooms, event space, and tribute wall to athletes.













SHIN CENTER FOR ART, SCIENCE & INNOVATION $4M Upper School renovations updated classrooms and labs and created a hub of innovation on campus.


WELCOME CENTER $3-4M Will provide a new home for several offices as well as a new welcome center and alumni mentoring suite.


ENDOWMENT The endowment ensures the school’s financial strength for years to come.










*As of the September 2016 publication date 13

THRIVE CAMPAIGN DONORS $2,500,000 and above Burke Family Foundation Jennifer Mee Cole & Christopher H. Cole Cheryl & Jahm Najafi $1,000,000 - $2,499,999 Dominique & Don Dady Rita & Samuel Garvin $500,000 - $999,999 Brooke & James Levy Family The Louis Family Phoenix Swim Club Sheila & Michael Zuieback $250,000 - $499,999 Alexander Brigham Roger S. Firestone Foundation Theresa & Michael Gregory Stacey Long-Horton The Brandi & Michael Minor Family Charitable Fund $100,000 - $249,999 Anonymous (2) Susan Sly & Chris Arkeveld Kathy & Lawrence Bain Ann & Richard Carr, G ‘20 ‘20 Molly & Nick DeFilippis Shelly & Mark Detmer Bridget & David Fletcher Stephanie & Adam Goodman Donna & Stephen Johnson Tracy & Jeffrey Katz Pinar Tashman Korzay ‘90 & Naci Korzay Robynn & Glen Lerner Linda Noyes Charitable Lead Trust Jennifer Chase & Laurent Poole Kate Portanova ‘96 Barbara & Zeb Portanova ‘97 Dana & Peter Powell Wendy Selig-Prieb & Laurel Prieb Shirley Michels & Bernard Rethore Mirja & Timothy Riester 14

Clarissa Simek Robinson ’88 & Brian Robinson Leigh & Brent Roland Jordan & Jason Rose Penny & Robert Sarver Tracy & Marc Schwimmer The Werner Family ‘87, ‘88, ‘92 $50,000 - $99,999 Anonymous (2) Atlasta Catering & Event Concepts Kristine & Steve Short Polly & Scott Bindley Donna & Douglas Currault Marilyn & Robert Fransway Judy & Herb Gold Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund Shannon & Chris Hinkson Kristin & James Lassetter Leslie & David Lewis Bonnie & Terry Maffi Susan & Charles Shields Christopher Walker ‘65 Charlene & Jim Whitfill $25,000 - $49,999 Susan & Stephen Bansak Jo-Ann & Lowry Barfield Alice Cho & James Bergera Betty & Philip Bienert Tracy & William Brennan Desert Media Kris Pagano The Dorrance Family Foundation Elizabeth Byrnes & Barton Faber Fisher Marketing Group Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Jamie Herzlinger, Sydney & Alexa Portigal Jill & Burt Kohler Cathy Tancer Lewkowitz ‘79 & Herman Lewkowitz ‘79 Mercedes & Rick Liljegren Kendall & Louis Novoa-Takara Elisabeth & Joseph Ori The Petrides Family Lydia & Andrew Rodin Cyndi & Jamie Rosenthal

Alpa & Ashesh Sanghvi Jennifer Kirkpatrick & Daniel Silverman Jason Singer Marci & Fife Symington The Tehranchi Family Denise & Kent Voss Jennifer & Frederic Winssinger $10,000 - $24,999 Rosalind Bolger Abero ‘89 & Inaudi Abero Jamie & Jackob Andersen Erin & Chris Ashby Amanda & David Crisalli The DeMark Family Paulette & James Dodson Katherine & Allan Flader Augustine Gomez ‘99 & Family Lisa Culbertson & Eric Grabski Susan & Mark Greenfield Rachel & Richard Herold C. Ryan Joyce Toni & Don Loback Kate Groves & Warren Meyer Gabriela & Jose Moreno Nicole & Peter Nakaji Pakis Family Foundation Sheetal Chhaya & Sandeep Patel Sabrina & Reed Porter Jules & Andrew Rafal Laura & Daniel Schwartz Mitzi Krockover & Jacque Sokolov $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (2) Arbon Equipment Corporation – A Rite-Hite Company The White Family Stacy & Timothy Casten Joshua Cohen Polly & Glenn Culpepper Melissa & Douglas Horlick Michelle & Michael Hosmar Swapna Reddy & Subhakar Mutyala Mary Dell Pritzlaff Amrita & Praful Reddy Nicole & Lawrence Russo

THRIVE CAMPAIGN DONORS $1,000 - $4,999 Anonymous Jenifer & Ayad Agha Linda Alexander Stephanie & Jonathan Ashman David & Jessica Barranco Karen & Bernard Bendok Humberto Duarte ‘03 Eli Lilly and Company Susan C. Firestone Foundation The Helen Clay Frick Foundation Susan & Thomas Garrity Janelle Plaza Lika ‘98 & A.J. Lika Julie & Gary Linhart ‘88 Susan & Marcus Mamolen Elizabeth Meng Claire & David Merkel Newmont Mining Corporation

Barbara Pockaj & Michael Rossides William Torrey Sarah & Ramsey Umar Luca, Lisa & Brian Walsh Ben Williams ‘02 Karen & Glenn Williamson Kimberly & Michael Yue Up to $999 Anonymous Faryal Adil & Wahaj Ahmed Biegner-Murff Architects Doris Warriner & Bryan Brayboy Susan & Richard Burnham Heather Clark Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon Marian & Deron Florey

Lisa & David Fujii Sonia Abhyanker Godbole ‘90 & Naren Godbole Courtney Lewis ‘00 Leslie & Robert Lewis Daniel Majeski Elizabeth McGee ‘99 Sally Ball & T. M. McNally Lori & Adam Miller Wanda Mills-Bocachica Indu Gupta & Maitray Patel Denise & Naveen Reddy Lisa Richardson Ellen & Richard Rodin Vadi & Thiru Roopan Aashay A. Sanghvi ‘14 Michael Savit Peter Sczupak Lucy Marshall & Robert Stern

Seniors walking their Kindergarten buddies across the Daley Bridge during this year’s First Friday




Did you know that the THRIVE campaign has the largest number of donors and most dollars raised than any other campaign in school history? 15

Tax Credit Arizona taxpayers can decide where their taxes go: to the Arizona state general fund or to PCDS students with financial need. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporations, PCDS has been able to award hundreds of scholarships to our most deserving and highest-need students.



ARIZONA INDIVIDUALS Total Contributions from 426 Donors


ARIZONA CORPORATIONS Total Contributions from 9 Corporate Donors

HOW IT WORKS There are two Arizona Private School Tax Credit Programs that help fund PCDS Financial Scholarships. Individual Program: • Redirect a portion of personal Arizona tax liability to a Student Tuition Organization in support of the PCDS financial aid program. • Participants, in turn, receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against their Arizona income taxes. • There is a maximum amount: $2,173 (married filing jointly) and $1,087 (individuals). Corporate Program: • Any Arizona “C” or “S” Corporation can redirect their corporate tax obligation to a private school of their choice (PCDS) to help fund need-based scholarships. • Corporations, in turn, receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against their AZ income taxes. • No maximum contribution amount – just a minimum of $5,000 per company.

Nearly 1 in 4 students at PCDS receives a need-based financial aid scholarship.

Each year, PCDS provides over 150 scholarships.

PCDS supports each scholarship recipient’s entire PCDS career.

Your tax credit makes a real difference in our students’ lives—THANK YOU! Learn more at



Alliance Bank

National Bank of Arizona


Philadelphia Insurance

The Cincinnati Insurance Company

RIESTER Corporation

Lumetis, LLC

United Health Group

Rose Law Group

TAX CREDIT PARTICIPANTS – INDIVIDUAL Rosalind Bolger Abero ‘89 & Inaudi Abero Shalini & Rajeev Agarwal Ayad Agha Wahaj Ahmed Ruth Bristol & Felipe Albuquerque Rebecca & Kenneth Allison Angela Ratnam & Brian Allmendinger Patricia Aw-Yang & Melvin Alvarenga Yasmin & Manish Amin Heather & DJ Arguello Kora Arnell Erin & Chris Ashby Stephanie & Jonathan Ashman Peter Ax Misrach Lulseged & Ermias Ayele Carl Alan Ayers Albena Baharieva Smita Bailey Kathy & Lawrence Bain Nancy Baldwin Jo-Ann & Lowry Barfield Jisook & Bruce Barnhill Nadia & Faran Bashir Edward Bejcek Rick Belding Mary Benin Rebecca & Michael Berch Corinne & Darryl Berger Margaret Betz Kusum & Bhatheja Bhupendra Betty & Philip Bienert Polly & Blair Bindley Connie & James Binns Wilma & David Birk Richard Bloom Sarah & David Bodney Jessica Bohl Philip Bohn Mary Lynn & David Bolger Joanne & William Bonfield Fernanda & Ruggero Borletti Beverly Bradway Robyn Arnell Brenden & Steven Brenden Alexander Brigham Ellen & Fowler Brown Jasmine & Nathan Brown

Kristina Floor & Christopher Brown Georgia Buelow Blake Bulloch Julia & Taylor Burke Susan & Richard Burnham Hillary & Daniel Burns Sally Button Barbara Bzdak Ketki & Nathan Cabbil Amanda & Rory Cady Kaitlan & Cory Cady Elana & Chadwick Campbell Linda & Jeffrey Campbell Jennifer & Michael Caplan Jane & James Carland Carrie & James Cashman Stacy & Timothy Casten Lisa & Dean Cavaletto Renie Cavallari Heather Celani Elisabeth & Paul Cereghini Rebel Rice & Adam Chadrow Jeanne & Steve Chanen Katie & Bob Charles Vinita Dodd & Vivek Chawla Susan & Steve Chung Jennifer Cohen Joshua Cohen Marjorie Cook Lance Coon Nazreen & Furrokh Cooper Tina & John Cooper Gayle Cordes Stephen Corrigan Amanda & David Crisalli Anne & Thomas Curzon Katharine & John Dahl Suzanne & David Daucher Jerry Davis Katrin de Marneffe Peter de Marneffe Molly Dean-Chang ‘01 Mindy & Thomas DeMark ‘93 Elizabeth & Daniel Dever Philip Dodell Paulette & James Dodson Cynthia Anne Byers & Patrick Donovan Erin & John Dover

Mark Dreher Kathy & David Drewitz Helaine Dryden ‘85 Pravin Dugel Lynn Eichling Meg & Curtis Ekmark Idara & Ini Ekpo David Elliott Karin Epstein Sadie & Kai Etheridge Amy Etzkorn Ralph Farrar Leslie Kornreich Feldman ‘99 & Andrew Feldman Armando Felix Alisa & Earl Feng Patricia Finkenstadt Jacqueline Firestone Nicholas Firestone ‘84 Joanie Flatt Marian & Deron Florey Daniel Foote ‘69 Edward Fritz Susan Funkhouser Katie & Herb Garcia Trisha Gardner Rita & Sam Garvin Natalia & Garth Gemar Noemi Ghirghi Alexis & Bonsal Glascock Judith & Herbert Gold Lorelei & David Gonzales Stephanie & Adam Goodman Gabrielle Goodrick Cynthia & Gary Goralnik Jane & R. Randall Grace Roxana Neyra Grange & Mark Grange Tara Grauer Marc Grayson ‘93 Jack Green Lacy Green Susan & Mark Greenfield Nancy Greenlee Theresa & Michael Gregory Henry Gridley ‘11 Matthew Guthrie Sherrie & Robert Hackett Stephanie Vithoulkas Hackett ‘91 & Jason Hackett ‘88 17

TAX CREDIT PARTICIPANTS – INDIVIDUAL Torie & Ian Hackett ‘89 Beth & Curtis Hamann Tammy McLeod & John Hamilton Jane Hammerman Betty & Wesley Harker Michelle Harrison Trent Hart Thomas Harvey ‘96 Thomas Hassell Sabrina Havard ‘83 & Bill Havard Sidney Hedrick Jessica Hensel Christian Herbst Jamie Herzlinger William Hicks Shannon & Chris Hinkson Lawrence Hirsch Larraine Ho Lynda & Arthur Horlick Melissa & Douglas Horlick Michelle & Michael Hosmar Cynthia & Joel Hoxie Susannah Hsu Elizabeth Hull Lori & Jim Humphrey Rebecca Yuan & Lun-Chih Hwang Brian Imdieke Jacqueline & Edward Ivins Blair Jenner Melissa & J. Brad Jenner Donna & Stephen Johnson Robert Jones Alisa Jost Tracy & Jeffrey Katz Kristine Kieran Aylin Tashman Kim ‘99 Carol Colombo & Louis Kirby Carolina Lopez-Garcia ‘82 & Charles Kirkland Frances Kirschner Rachel Tellez-Knudson & Doyle Knudson Kimberly Komando Alona & Jacob Kost Praveena & Ramkrishna Kothur Doris & Gregory Kretzer Steve Kricun Kevin Kudlo David Kush Jennifer Rubin & Vinay Kwatra 18

Lance Labun Ann & Gary Lane Tracie & Pete Lane Arlene Lassila Kim & Matthew LaVelle Tracey & Michael Lazarski Claudia LeClair Elisabeth & Jeremy Lee Stephen Lee Tami Dairiki & Evan Leibner Diana Powles & Phillip Lett Donna & Marc Levison John Levitz ‘79 Alison Lewis Cristina & Shane Lewis Leslie & Robert Lewis Cathy Tancer Lewkowitz ‘79 & Herman Lewkowitz ‘79 Barry Libman Douglas Limbert David Linder ‘10 Jong-Shang Liu Jeannie & Carter Lloyds Deborah & Richard Lochridge Valery & Mark Lodato Elizabeth & Carsten Loelke Stefanie & Michael Lotz Victoria Lushnikov Nirupama & Srinivasa Madala Pushpa & Mali Mahalingam Stephen Majeski Susan & Marcus Mamolen Lisa Mansueto Jill Mapother Barbara & John Marguerite Dana & John Marsden Sheryl & Harry Martin Stephanie & Todd Martin Allison & John Mathews Barbara & Robert Matia Logan Mauldin Sherri & Robert Mayhew Sue Mazzolini Sandra & Edward McGee John McGrath Linda & Winston McKean Claire & David Merkel JoAnne Miller Monica Miller Harold Mims

Peggy & Steven Minard Brandi & Michael Minor Samuel Money Cynthia Montague Priscilla & Paul Moore Keely Moran Robert Morgan Michelle & Kevin Moriarty Vicki & Neil Motzkin Judith & Kent Mueller Melissa & Dave Mullard Kelly Bishop & Alvin Murphy Luann Murray Swapna Reddy & Subhakar Mutyala Bruce Myers Michael Napier Ricku & Ajay Narwani Heather & John Nassar Victoria Horn Negvesky ‘81 Eric Neufer Jennifer Newman Louis Newton Laura Nichols Irina & Marius Nistor LaDonna & James Norman Joan Norris Kendall & Louis Novoa-Takara Karen & George Odden Debbie & Kurt Oelze Adam Oest ‘09 Ann & Jordan Oland Elizabeth Olson Amy Foxx-Orenstein & Robert Orenstein Kathleen Weber & Geoffrey Ossias Teresa Seville & Panagiotis Panotopoulos Les Partch Indu Gupta & Maitray Patel Carol & Richard Peairs Stanley Pearson Kathy & Michael Peters Penny & Ronald Petersen Mark Peterson Miranda Pfirrman Robert Piazza Sheryl & Steve Pincus Jody & Kerry Pokorski Jennifer Chase & Laurent Poole

TAX CREDIT PARTICIPANTS – INDIVIDUAL Sabrina & Reed Porter Patricia & Earl Powles Ernesto Poza Frank Price Wendy Selig-Prieb & Laurel Prieb Aaron Quartullo Jessica Raab Mel Sammarco Palomino & Thomas Radic Jules & Andrew Rafal Janaki Ram John Randolph ‘69 Frederika Ranucci ‘84 Seth Redden-Grier Amrita & Praful Reddy Lorrie Rice Bethany & Oliver Richardson Mirja & Tim Riester Gail & Stephen Rineberg Laurie & Gary Ringel Tina & David Robbins Fabi & Joe Rodriguez Kathleen & Stephan Rohacz Jordan & Jason Rose Margaux & Joshua Rosen Gina & David Rosenberg Louise Rosengren Sara Rosenzweig ‘07 Barbara Pockaj & Michael Rossides Romola Ruiz Nicole & Lawrence Russo Julie & Vasif Sabeeh Cynthia Fukami & Jon Sabol Phyllis & Frank Sallustio Jennifer & Charles Sands Alpa & Ashesh Sanghvi Kimberly & Eric Saur Lois Savage Anne Marie & Timothy Schaub Laura & Daniel Schwartz John Schwarzmann Mary & Paul Schweikher Jack Schwimmer ‘09 Max Schwimmer ‘07 Tracy & Marc Schwimmer Jan & Robert Scott Elissa & Eric Seitz Jane Hagen & Thomas Selling Susan & Daniel Semegen

Joanne & Christophe Sevrain Jonah Shacknai Fia & Hani Shennib Melissa & John Sheridan Susan & Charles Shields Candice deSaint-Antoine & Brent Shuster Amy Silverthorn Irene Silverthorn Navkiran & Sandip Singh Franklin Sisson Dottie & Bobby Smith James Smith Todd Smith Tracy Snyder Judith Solomon Susan & Brad Sorosky Judy & Richard Spiegel Nicole Blaustein Spracale ‘87 Toni & Craig Stein Daisy & Bart Steiner Lucy Marshall & Robert Stern Joy & Ross Stuart Kamala Clark-Swanson & Kristin Swanson Marcella & John Fife Symington, IV Justin Talbot-Stern Thuy Vo & Marvin Tam Shoshana & Robert Tancer Diron Tappin Nihal & Haldun Tashman Pinar Tashman Korzay ‘90 Yasemin Tashman ‘97 Darin Taverna Gemma & David Tedesco Lee Kuan Hong-Tee & Keng Boon Tee Kathy Baniriah & Babak Tehranchi Debora Tennant Lauri & Eric Termansen Sharon & David Thompson Lavonne Three Stars Gwendolyn & John Tierney William Torrey Laura & Richard Traulsen Jennifer Treadway Laura & Vladimir Troche Derek Trythall Polly & Robert Turpin Sarah & Ramsey Umar

Hedieh Vakil-Saghari Mary & Thomas Veeser Peter Volny Denise & Kent Voss Kathleen & Robert Wade Lenore & Thomas Wadsworth Fred Wagoner Sabra & R. Warren Wagoner Judith Walker Christine & Paul Wang Laurie Tutag-Wang & Michael Wang Deborah Nye & Robert Washburn Barbara Weinmeister Amy & Larry Weiss Chasity & Clinton Wellnitz Sandra Werner Lea & Lou Werner ‘87 Sarah & Ethan Wessel John Westphal Kelly & Michael Whalen Charlene & Jim Whitfill Austin Wicevich Georgeanna Wielkoszewski Sue Wilcox Paula Wilk ‘65 Karen & Glenn Williamson Kathryn Wills Allison Wilmink Jennifer & Frederic Winssinger Donna & Daniel Wirth Ann & Joe Wong Tiffany Woodie Yufeng Yang & Jianwen Wu Melinda & Robert Xanthos H.W. Yamanouchi Lucia Yao Desiree Ong & Wellington Yee Linda Yee Pauline Tom & Bruce Yee Eileen & Tony Yeung Edward Youn Kimberly & Michael Yue Barbara Yurka Elizabeth & Shahrouz Zayanderoudi Qi Wu & Kang Zhang Emi & Stephen Zimmerman Susan & Norman Zitomer 19

Endowments GIFTS TO TEMPORARY & RESTRICTED FUNDS IN 2015-2016 Anna Munczek Memorial Endowment

James Roof Humanities Endowment

Katherine DeLongy O’Connor Memorial Endowment

In memory of 2nd grade teacher Anna Munczek for the benefit of 2nd grade activities.

Provides a scholarship in humanities to an outstanding senior, and funds a lecturer to speak on the humanities.

In memory of Katie deLongy ‘78, the endowment is awarded to an Upper School student receiving financial aid who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship within the school and/or the community.

Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon Carol & Richard Peairs

Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon

Maria DeLongy

Korzay-Tashman Endowment

Mary Lu Syllaba Memorial Fund

Project Excellence Endowment

Awarded to a staff and faculty member, in alternating years, who embodies core values such as integrity, loyalty, and hard work, and works selflessly and tirelessly to ensure that our school is the best it can be.

In memory of longtime Lower School teacher Dr. Mary Lu Syllaba, the fund established the Mary Lu Syllaba Learning Center for Lower School students.

Provides summer and weekend programs for first-generation college-bound students from across the Valley.

Pinar Tashman Korzay ‘90 & Naci Korzay

Carol & Richard Peairs

Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon

Paul Schweikher Legacy Fund Linda Bryant Memorial Endowment Established in 2009 to honor longtime PCDS art teacher Linda Bryant, the fund supports the Middle School art program. Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon Carol & Richard Peairs

Established to honor longtime teacher and college counselor Paul Schweikher upon his retirement after 40 years, the fund bolsters PCDS alumni engagement and programming. Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon Anne & Thomas Curzon Adrienne (WS) Pang & Charles de Trenck ‘81 Humberto Duarte ‘03 Carrie & Barton Hechtman ‘79


Rebecca & Ken Allison Humberto Duarte ‘03 Alexandra Rethore ‘96 Shirley Michels & Bernard Rethore Shoshana & Robert Tancer Rex Allison Chair for Excellence in Teaching For over 25 years, the award has covered the salary and provided a stipend for a teacher who represents excellence in teaching at PCDS. Rex Allison Education Foundation

Yellot Faculty Grant The Yellott Faculty Grant, which was created to honor the memory of John I. Yellott (Headmaster from 1966-1972), has a direct impact on our faculty, students, and alumni. The grant is awarded each year to faculty members for the purpose of completing research or projects that benefit the PCDS community through enhancing teaching and student engagement. In 2015-2016, one of the Yellott grants enabled Upper School history teacher Dave Martin to create a new seminar course on global terrorism, which was then broadened to become a three-part lecture series for alumni. Below: Dave Martin, PCDS faculty member since 1986

Robert Wilson Scholarship Endowment

Support to 40th Street Jazz Club

Youngest Red Haired Son Endowment

Financial aid award for an outstanding Middle School math student going on to the PCDS Upper School.

For the enrichment of the musical lives of the members of the 40th Street Jazz Club.

In memory of former math teacher Tom Wielunski, to be used for math education at PCDS.

Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon

The Clarence and Almeda Conrad Foundation

Judith Mitchell & Lance Coon

Schwimmer Family Endowment for Performing Arts

Unrestricted Endowment

Created to expose students across campus to music, dance, theater, opera, and film, helping students develop a coherent body of knowledge in the arts and fostering future artists, arts enthusiasts, and patrons. Tracy & Marc Schwimmer

Carol & Richard Peairs

Unrestricted funds increase the School’s overall endowment. Kim & Gregory Haus ‘79 Victor Feeney Memorial Endowment In memory of Victor Feeney ‘67, awarded to an outstanding Upper School senior who displays excellence in the classroom and athletics and possesses a “uniquely affable demeanor.” Nancy & William Henze II ‘67




Did you know that thanks to an endowment gift from an alumni family, the 4th grade visits the Musical Instrument Museum several times a year to learn about music from around the world? 21



By making a planned gift, donors can leave a legacy, whether through a tax-advantaged life income gift or through a bequest.

In-kind donations are a way to give to PCDS through providing needed goods and services. Throughout the school year, many events are underwritten, equipment donated, and speaker fees waived as in-kind gifts to PCDS.

“ Having attended PCDS from 2nd through 12th grade, I made friends during the 1960’s and 1970’s who are still in my life. And if it wasn’t for Mr. Chet Seroka inspiring my interest in geology, I wouldn’t have become a geologist or met my husband, Tom, who is also a geologist! PCDS holds a special place in my heart, and my husband and I are pleased to have PCDS as a beneficiary of our trust.” Dorian Elder Kuper, Class of 1973

MATCHING GIFTS Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift. “ Our family happily donates to the Annual Fund, and by taking advantage of the matching gifts program at Tim’s company, we are able to double our contribution and have twice the impact on the school.” Stacy, Tim, Sophia (‘18), and Zoe (‘19) Casten

“ We are thrilled that by donating the services of our company, we can give to PCDS in a way that fosters and supports the entire PCDS community.” Kristin, Steve, Caden (‘19), and Cloe (‘22) Short, Atlasta Catering

GIFTS OF SECURITIES/STOCK Gifts of stock and other securities are a popular way to give to PCDS. Gifts of securities include not only publicly traded stocks, but gifts of mutual funds, Treasury bills and notes, corporate and municipal bonds, and stock in non-publicly held companies. It’s easy to give stocks and other marketable securities.

IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER Individuals who are 70.5 and older are able to make a tax-free gift (up to $100,000) from their individual retirement account (IRA) directly to PCDS without subject to income taxes on the distribution. Many PCDS grandparents and former parents consider this option.




Did you know that over 500 companies provide matching gifts to PCDS?



65 %

n Tuition and Fees $17,648,609 n Contributions to Campaign with Donor-imposed Restrictions 7,115,581 n Investment Dividends, Interest 1,396,266 n Contributions to Operating Fund (Annual Fund) 816,410 n Other Miscellaneous Income 62,106 n Endowment Contributions 1,711 Market Gains/(Losses) on Investments (1,922,474)

26 % 3%


Total Income



EXPENSES 27% 50 %

7% 4% 2% 3 % 3 %


n Salaries and Benefits n Transfers to Net Reserves n Financial Aid and Tuition Remission n Instructional Expenses n Administrative Expenses n Facilities Operations and Maintenance n General Operation Expenses n Auxiliary Services Total Expenses

$12,450,720 6,732,645 1,713,140 1,295,371 961,703 825,588 643,280 495,762 $25,118,209

Note that percentages may not total due to rounding. Copies of our annual financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, along with the auditors’ report, are available for review upon request from the Business Office.

ADVANCEMENT TEAM Our job as an Advancement team is literally to advance the school, through our relationship-building and fundraising efforts with current families, alumni, parents of alumni, and friends. If ever we can assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of our team.

Roz Bolger Abero ’89 Assistant Head of School for External Affairs 602.955.8200 x2221 Katie Charles Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship 602.955.8200 x2346 Leslie Kornreich Feldman ’99 Director of Alumni Relations 602.955.8200 x2229 C. Ryan Joyce Director of Advancement 602.955.8200 x2310 Tina Pitts Advancement Coordinator 602.955.8200 x4247

From left, standing: Tina Pitts, C. Ryan Joyce, and Roz Bolger Abero ’89 Seated: Katie Charles, Lydia Rodin, and Leslie Kornreich Feldman ’99

Lydia Rodin Special Events Assistant 602.955.8200 x2227 23

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Annual Report 2015-16  

A Phoenix Country Day School Publication

Annual Report 2015-16  

A Phoenix Country Day School Publication