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Honor Roll of Donors July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013


A message from Head of School Ben Hebebrand and Take Root Campaign Chair William Markey Dear Quest Academy Friends and Supporters:

From our founding, to the “Building on Success” campaign in 1998 that created the school’s gymnasium, “Take Root” serves as resounding proof that our community of students, parents, teachers and friends can unite in the interest of improving and advancing the student experience at Quest Academy. The generosity of these individuals has enabled Quest Academy to advance in technology, the arts and its educational facilities. With its lush athletic field, trail, amphitheater and outdoor classrooms, our West Campus appears to be an effortless extension of our school. Yet its existence is the result of the tireless dedication of the entire Quest community: the Board of Trustees, Campaign Steering Committee, parents, students, teachers, volunteers and generous donors. Through the combined efforts of this committed group of people, we began the 2013-2014 year filled with the endless opportunities the West Campus will offer Quest students for years to come. As we look to new ways of enhancing the student experience at Quest Academy and plan for our next milestone, we are struck by another upshot of the “Take Root” campaign: the many wonderful testimonials from students, families and alumni about what Quest Academy means to them. The impact of each unique and common experience will help guide us as we continue to shape our vision for the future. As Quest Academy continues to grow, there will no doubt be other needs required to enhance the educational environment necessary to inspire and challenge generations of gifted children. Through your continued support, you meaningfully demonstrate your commitment to these students and the mission of Quest Academy. On behalf of the Quest community, we thank you for your partnership and generosity. Gratefully, Benjamin Hebebrand Head of School

William Markey Take Root Campaign Chair

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Growth has been integral to the life and history of Quest Academy since its founding 31 years ago. As you might expect of a school whose mission includes the promise to provide a challenging environment for our students, growth has been critical. “Take Root: The Campaign for the West Campus,” raised nearly $1.5 million to create much needed green space and provide everyone the opportunity to learn beyond the confines of a school building. It also marks another milestone in the evolution of Quest Academy.

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Take Root Campaign Donors Norway Spruce Dickerson Family Friend of Quest Academy George Family Chuck & Nicolas Gerage Maas Family & Van den Herik Family Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Red Oak Benjamin Family Erbs/Atkins Family Gardi Family Helminski Family Joseph Roberti Steinback Family Sivakami Thayu & Jeremy Marmer Sugar Maple Barbara Benedix+ Eckardt Family Steve & Sue Eckstein Jeffrey Farbman & Ann Greenstein Markey Family Tom & Carleen O’Brien Luke F. & Carol A. Praxmarer Douglas Fir Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Kirk & Annette Benedix Jane & Paul Bishop Jeff & Mary Lynn Bernacchi Bukhalo Family CME Group Foundation Hauser Family Ben Hebebrand Todd & Jodie Johnson Al & Joann Kuper Motorola Mobility Foundation Pat & Patti Pesch Raymaker Family Honey Locust             Buchalo Family Tim & Canary Chia GE Foundation John & Fannie Huddleston Patrick & Nancy Hurst Levine Family Petrin Family George & Catherine Reichl Frontier Elm Abraham Family Bertoglio Family Carse Family Di Iorio Family Friend of Quest Academy Gasey Family Gregg Family Kurt & Amanda Hines Hollenberg Family Motorola Solutions Foundation

2007 Ben Hebebrand says “we’ve got to get more space”

Heather Prince-Hornby & Rick Hornby Angela & Alan Ray Reader Family Srinivas Reddy & Sailaja Maramreddy Aninda & Piali Roy Sumantra & Mausumi Roy Scheerer Family Weil Family Dr. Michael Wilson & Dr. Sanja Nikolich Serviceberry Abbott Fund Dr. Delia & Mr. Kent Aldridge Barbara Bloethner Amoroso Baird Foundation, Inc. Barve/Bhide Family Michael & Susan Bates Baxter International Foundation Elizabeth J. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Sridhar Chelikani Clorfene Family Robbie Eckardt, ‘03 Erickson Family Goldfarb Family Mr. & Ms. Todd Gramann Gruener Family Vijay & Jyoti Gupta Hasan/Jafri Family Peifeng Hu & Yihua Wang Phillip & Mia Igyarto Mark & Brenda Jurewicz Kellar/O’Brien Family Paul & Chris Kindzierski Kluiszo Family Jae & Myonsook Lee Mansfield Family Marceau Family Miglani Family Mr. & Mrs. Edward Park Pierce Family Pirron Family Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pizzato Punjala Family Puppala Family Joseph Roberti, ‘07 Michael Schneider & Mary Kelly Evette & Keith Sherry Min Sun & Larry Tang Jack Sunderlin Think Pink, DI Globals 2012 Verizon Foundation W.W. Grainger, Inc. Chuck & Julie Wulf Mark Zollner Arborvitae Douglas Allen Family Anderson-Cook Family Badalamenti Family Johnny & Mary Barrios Bartz/Herrick Family Mark & Janet Bates

Norway Spruce: $100,000 & up Red Oak: $50,000-$100,000

Sugar Maple: $25,000-$50,000 Douglas Fir: $10,000-$25,000

Bauer Family John & Pam Bever Vivek Bhargava Bhargaw Family Bhatt Family KC & Melissa Bixby Blaetz Family Myken Bomberger, ‘04 Amanda Blum Bogan Family Bradley Family Sharon Brauer and Marie Duffy Campbell-Brown Family Angie Carr Chang Family Chaudhery/Mirza Family Deborah Chen Thomas & Parul Cheriyan Dr. Gloria & Dr. David Chia Myong Chung & David Hentrich Clarke Family Nancy Cohn Trisha Cohn Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company Creagh Family Croll Family Curl Family Cyhaniuk Family Davis Family Joy & Jadie Dawson Chris & Ann Marie Day DeDonato Family DeSimone/Wachler Family DeVooght Family Marvis Donalson Andrea Dotoli Ashly & Jobin C. Ephrem Ehrmann Family Deedy Esslinger Fabsik Family Vanessa & Christopher Fisher Heather Fitte John & Marilyn Florip Beth & Jay Ford Frenzer Family Friends of Quest Academy (11) Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gabriel Gacek Family Garje Family Mr. & Mrs. John D. Graf Groh Family Grube Family Gayle Grunberg Gruzinsky Family Al & Donna Halverson Han/Xu Family Colleen P. ‘00 & Josh D. Handbury Harris Family Haulotte Family Haworth Family Kristin Hayes Hether Hoffmann

2008 ISACS re-accreditation report - decompress/ green space is #1 recommendation

Honey Locust: $5,000-$10,000 Frontier Elm: $2,500-$5,000

Laurie Houldsworth Angela Howe Jackson Family Todd Judge & Mei Cui Bob & Jen Kern Jill A. Kessler Khare-Thombre Family Kierson Family Dr. & Mrs. CB Kim Dr. Oliver Kim & Dr. Bretta Warren-Kim King Family Leslie & Steve Kovich Jan & Tim Krentz Kroeschell Engineering Co. Kropp Family Lacey Family Landau Family Landsman Family Larkowski/Romeyn Family Cynthia Larsen Lateef/Ikramuddin Family Bernice Lau-Paredes Erica & Steven Lee Kyung-Un & Sunny Lee Dean & Becky Leff Lewis/Johnson Family Jeff Li & Christina Wang Lifson Family Loftus Family Robert & Barbara Long Eli Longbottom, ‘07 Lucia Luckett-Kelly & William Kelly Luhmann Family Mack Family Malmberg Family Manatee Class Mary K. Maraist Maraist/Oremland Family Marcheschi Family Elaine & Bill Markey Gerald & Suzanne McGuire Rev. & Mrs. Mark McIntosh Austin McKee, ‘08 Chuck+ & Shirley Miller Erin Miller, ‘13 Mitchell Family Mitckess Family Marla Mogul & Harry Jaffe Mumgandi Family Murphy Family Laura Nadeau Nair Family Nair/Venkataraman Family Nance Family Jon & Jacque Negus The Northern Trust Company O’Brien Family Faith & Steven Oremland Alison Ortony Tom & Angela Ouimet Palatine Jaycees Sanjay & Bijal Patel

2009 Strategic Plan - decompress/ green space is #1 goal

Serviceberry: $1,000-$2,500 Arborvitae: Up to $1,000

Phyllis A. Perry Mark & Sheryl Peterson Phillips Family Anup & Geeta Pillay Pirone Family Posdal Family Prakash Family Monica & Mark+ Randazzo Dr. Kathryn Ray RCBG Cindy & Mark Riess Anne C. Roberti & Family Dave & Karyn Roberts Rockhill Family Rosenson Family Coach Ryder/Athletic Director Vic & Janet Ryder Kristin Samojedny Nancy Sandquist Isabel Santiso Satish Family Ken & Carla Schuette Mr. & Mrs. Louis Schwartz Scott Family Heidi Senetra Seoane Family Sexton Family Hetal Shah & Kartik Ganeshan Shanley Family Shilhanek Family Sieg Family Carl Siemianowski Eric Simon Gary Skoien Tanya Soares Nathan Stoffregen Robert & Susan Sul Tashof Family Tchalakov Family Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt LLC Mr. Gerardo Tolentino, III & Dr. Grace Tomas-Tolentino Toth Family Janice & Frank Traina Yvonne Trankle Tumuluri & Viswalingam Families Vakharia Family Ekaterina Vinogradova Tom & Ireen Voeller Vrablik Family Vincent & Carol Vrotny White Family Winsauer/Mueller Family Wolf Family Wu Family Charles Zange, ‘03 Ron Zange Family Zehner Family Judy Zollner Zuccaro & Oliff Families + deceased

2010 Negotiations take place to purchase green space and LLC


Facilities & Land Acquisition Committee

Campaign Steering Committee Chair William Markey Vice Chairs Chris & Karen Dickerson Laura & Gregg George Curtis & Cathy Maas Joseph Roberti

2011 Close on green space and LLC

Steering Committee David & Kim Benjamin Robert & Lynda Eckardt Jim Erbs & Shan Atkins Hiten & Miwa Gardi Michael & Janet Helminski Phil Igyarto Luke & Carol Praxmarer Cindy Riess Sivakami Thayu & Jeremy Marmer

John Bradley Shawna Brauer Deborah Chen Jim Erbs Chuck Gerage

Ben Hebebrand Mark Jurewicz Tom O'Brien Patrick Pesch Luke Praxmarer

Jeff Ryder Ken Schuette Gary Skoien

Special Partners

2012 March: Campaign approved May: Ground Breaking Summer: Construction October: Ribbon-cutting

2013 All Community West Campus/ Take Root Celebration


Night of All Knights Auction Business Partners A&A Music Academy—Hanover Park, IL Acu-Care Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic—Barrington, IL Arlington Park—Arlington Heights, IL Ars Poetica—Evanston, IL Bataille Academie of the Danse—Barrington, IL Baxter & Beasley—Palatine, IL Bea K. Design—Barrington, IL Beelow’s Steakhouse—Lake Zurich, IL Bistro Wasabi—Lake in the Hills, IL BMO Financial Group—Chicago, IL Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance—Palatine, IL Brainetics System—Chicago, IL Brickman Group—Long Grove, IL Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club—Hoffman Estates, IL Brilliant Sky Toys & Books—Deer Park, IL Buck Services, Inc.—West Chicago, IL Buehler YMCA—Palatine, IL Buschauer Portraits—Barrington, IL Cadillac Palace Theater—Chicago, IL Catering by Michael’s—Morton Grove, IL Cedar Street Advisors—Lake Forest, IL Center for Ballroom & Dance—Deer Park, IL Center for Talent Development—Evanston, IL Chandelier Boutique—Palatine, IL Chef Fredy Cuisine—Chicago, IL Cheesecake Factory—Schaumburg, IL Chess Without Boarders—Barrington, IL Chevy Chase Country Club—Wheeling, IL Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team, Inc.—Chicago, IL Chicago Shakespeare Theater—Chicago, IL Chicago Zoological Society—Brookfield, IL College Park Athletic Club—Deerfield, IL Commercial Construction Group—Wood Dale, IL Cookie Cards—Palatine, IL Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant—S. Barrington, IL Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc.—Elk Grove Village, IL Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company—Palatine, IL Crown Chauffered Transportation—Des Plaines, IL Deepdish Productions of Chicago—Chicago, IL Deer Park Town Center—Deer Park, IL Dior Builders, Inc.—Palatine, IL DLA Piper, LLP—Chicago, IL Dobby’s Worldwide Liquors—Palatine, IL Dover Straits Restaurant—Mundelein, IL Drury Hotels—St. Louis, MO Drury Lane Theatre—Oakbrook Terrace, IL Duchossois Group, Inc.—Elmhurst, IL

Egg Harbor Cafe—Lincolnshire, IL Emmett’s Brewing Co.—Palatine, IL Exclusively Napa—Crystal Lake, IL Eye Level Learning Center of Palatine—Palatine, IL Facets of Isis—Palatine, IL First American Bank—Elk Grove, IL Flood Brothers—Oakbrook Terrace, IL Foglia YMCA—Lake Zurich, IL Fuddruckers—Schaumburg, IL Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery—Galena, IL Gardi & Haught, Ltd.—Schaumburg, IL Green Mountain Coffee—Waterbury, VT Gus’ Diner—Rolling Meadows, IL Gustafson Eye Care—Palatine, IL Happenings Family Fun Center—Palatine, IL Healthy U Vitamins—Palatine, IL Hershey Company—Chicago, IL Hip Salon—Schaumburg, IL Hitchcock Design Group—Naperville, IL How to Be Healthy MD—Arlington Heights, IL Impact Networking—Waukegan, IL Impeccable by Meredith Park—Palatine, IL Journey Works, Ltd.—Long Grove, IL Kemper Lakes Golf Club—Kildeer, IL KidSnips—Chicago, IL Kramer Photographers—Palatine, IL Kroeschell Engineering, Inc.—Arlington Heights, IL Laugh Out Loud Theater—Schaumburg, IL Learning Express—Lake Zurich, IL Lorelei Petrin, Princess House Unit Organizer—Algonquin, IL Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria—Northbrook, IL Lynfred Winery—Roselle, IL Lynfred Winery, Wheeling—Wheeling, IL Markethouse Restaurant—Chicago, IL Marriott Theatre—Lincolnshire, IL Massage Envy Spa—Palatine, IL MC Sports—Lake Zurich, IL McClure, Inserra & Company Chartered—Arlington Heights, IL Metropolis School of the Performing Arts—Arlington Heights, IL Mikes Bike Shop—Palatine, IL MJ Miller & Co.—Barrington, IL Ms. Bossy Boots—Kildeer, IL Muscle Maker Grill—Rolling Meadows, IL Music & Arts—Itasca, IL Music Institute of Chicago—Wilmette, IL Norma’s Coffee Corner—Palatine, IL Off-Ramp Coaching—Palatine, IL

Omega Demolition Corporatio—Elgin, IL Palatine Fire Station #85—Palatine, IL Palatine Police Department—Palatine, IL Park Soccer Academy—Palatine, IL Park West Gallery—Southfield, IL Party Time Palace—Des Plaines, IL Perfection Plating—Elk Grove Village, IL Pheasant Run Resort—St. Charles, IL Philly G’s—Vernon Hills, IL Pinstripes—South Barrington, IL Pizza Bella—Palatine, IL Potbelly Sandwich Works—Deer Park, IL Raceway Car Wash—Arlington Heights, IL Red Apple Pancake House & Café—Palatine, IL Running Ambitions—Palatine, IL Salon Cienna—Palatine, IL Sam Ash Music Corp.—Hishville, NY Soaring Eagle Kung Fu—Palatine, IL Stoney River—Deer Park, IL Sunrise of Buffalo Grove—Buffalo Grove, IL Target—Wheeling, IL Tasting deVine—Wheaton, IL Tasting deVine Cellars—Naperville, IL The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa—Fontana, WI The Arboretum Club—Buffalo Grove, IL The Mulch Center—Deerfield, IL The Northern Trust Company—Chicago, IL The Popcorn Factory—Lake Forest, IL The RDI Group—Itasca, IL Hetal Shah & Kartik Ganeshan—Arlington Heights, IL The Sigman Brothers—Carpentersville, IL The Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre—Hoffman Estates, IL Trademark Tavern—Lombard, IL Trader Joe’s—Lake Zurich, IL Tru—Chicago, IL Vickie’s Personal Touch, Ltd.—Wauconda, IL Vittorio de Roma—Palatine, IL Wikstrom Speciality Foods, LLC—Palatine, IL Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe—Schaumburg, IL Williams-Sonoma—Deer Park, IL WillingWay Ranch—Malibu, CA Wilmot Mountain, Inc.—Wilmot, IL Wynstone Golf Club—North Barrington, IL Yury Shulman International Chess School—Barrington, IL ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana—Lake Barrington, IL

Night of All Knights Auction Volunteers Solicitations Jenny Basden Valerie Campbell-Brown Susan Chung Karen Dickerson Racquel Dolson Laura George Lisa Groh Ambreen Jafri Shirley Miller Don Mitckess Carly O’Brien Meredith Park

Karen Dickerson Victoria Di Iorio Lisa Groh Chris Kindzierski Becky Levine Mimi Mansfield Shirley Miller Carly O’Brien Meredith Park Patti Posdal Angela Ray Beth Sala Lisa Vrablik

Office Workers Kim Benjamin Kathy Buchalo Susan Chung Aimee Detterbeck

Technology Deepika Miglani

Catalog Karen Dickerson Carly O’Brien Patti Posdal

Party Favors Susan Chung Dana Clorfene Joyce Kim

Graphic Design Kathy Buchalo Rita Coffern Karen Dickerson Laura George Mary Kelly Becky Levine Carly O’Brien Patti Posdal Quest Treasures Aimee Detterbeck Carly O’Brien Meredith Park

Wine Pull Laura Zehner

Aimee Detterbeck Beth Fournier Lynn LoGalbo Becky Levine Meredith Park Cathy Reichl Kristy Robison

Wendy Erickson Lisa Groh Becky Levine Sherrie Marchi Anne Reader Paul Reader Kristy Robison

A-to-Z Coffee Chris Kindzierski Carly O’Brien Meredith Park

Bulletin Board Dasha Bukhalo Mary Kelly Chris Kindzierski

Photography Jen Kern Meredith Park

Communications Lisa Vrablik

Newsletter Laura George

Basketing Lorelei Petrin Rita Coffern

Teacher Raffle Jenny Basden Joy Dawson

Class Projects Bijal Patel Kim Benjamin Latika Bhide Dasha Bukhalo Shireesha Carse Parul Cheriyan

Rita Clarke Gretchen Conroy Jim Conroy Dana Clorfene Karen Dickerson Marvis Donalson Sue Eckstein Dan Gacek Miwa Gardi Naida Haessig Hether Hoffmann Ambreen Jafri Veronica Karaca Jen Kern Madhulika Khare Lisa Kropp Al Kuper Mandy Lewandowski Nicole Naja

Erin O’Brien Meredith Park Lorelei Petrin Nancy Pierce Monica Randazzo Anne Reader Paul Reader Kristy Robison Jennifer Seoane Bill Sexton Sara Sexton Roberta Sullivan Lisa Vrablik Hong Ye Lauren Zuccaro


Night of All Knights Feast of Gratitude Donors Abraham Family Benjamin Family Bertoglio Family Bhatt Family Bixby Family Buchalo Family Bukhalo Family Campbell-Brown Family Cheriyan Family Chia Family Clarke Family Clorfene Family Deborin Family Dickerson Family Dolson Family George Family Goldfarb Family

Haworth Family Helminski Family Kim Family Kindzierski Family Kluiszo Family Lee Family Levine Family Liss Family Mansfield Family Marceau Family Markey Family Marmer-Thayu Family Nair Family Naja Family O’Brien Family Park Family Pierce Family

Night of All Knights Auction Co-Chairs

Pillay Family Praxmarer Family Ray Family Reichl Family Scheerer-Basden Family Schneider-Kelly Family Seoane Family Shah-Ganeshan Family Sherry Family Tang-Sun Family Tchalakov Family Vakharia Family Vrablik Family Warren-Kim Family

Sandy Goldfarb & Canary Chia

Night of All Knights Auction Donors & Solicitors Amoroso Family Louis Amoroso Anonymous Barve-Bhide Family Bates Family Benjamin Family Raymond Benson Bixby Family Bishop Family Blaetz Family Bradley Family Donna Blizniak Brown-Campbell Family Buchalo Family Bukhalo Family Shannon K. Butcher Jim Butcher Jan Ceselli Chen Family Chia Family Clorfene Family Coffern Family DeSimone Family Detterbeck Family James Dicke II Dickerson Family DiIorio Family Dolson Family Donalson Family Kate Douglas Eckstein Family Jennifer Elias

Erickson-Krieger Family Esslinger Family Farbman-Greenstein Family Gardi Family Gasey Family George Family Goldfarb Family Graf Family Gramann Family Granskog Family Griffin Family Groh Family Grubbe Family Grunberg Family Donna Halverson Mark Hanover Hargrave Family Haulotte Family Hebebrand Family Helminski Family Mariel Hemingway Amanda Hines Hollenberg Family Hornby Family Igyarto Family Johnson Family Jurewicz Family Kellar-O’Brien Family Kern Family Kindzierski Family Kluiszo Family Kovich Family

Kuper Family Eve Langlais Lee Family Levine Family Lewandowski Family Maas Family Mansfield Family Marmer-Thayu Family Miglani Family Miller Family Mitckess-Kadlec Family Myers Family Kara Nance, M.D. Nikolich-Wilson Family O’Brien Family Park Family Perry Family Petrin Family Pierce Family Pirone Family Frank Porto Posdal Family Praxmarer Family Qian Family Randazzo Family Ray Family Reader Family Reichl Family Rockhill Family Roy Family Carrie Ann Ryan Jeff Ryder

Scheerer-Basden Family Jim Schipp Schneider-Kelly Family Mayor Jim Schwantz Shanley-Wikstrom Family Evette Sherry Gena Showalter Carl Siemianowski Nalini Singh Roberta Sullivan Sunderlin Family Tang-Sun Family Tchalakov Family Vrablik Family Vinnie Vrotny White Family Wu Family Zehner Family


Spot Auction - Innovation Lab Donors $50,000+ Joseph Roberti $10,000 - $50,000 CME Group Foundation Dickerson Family Steve & Sue Eckstein Chuck & Nicolas Gerage Kellar/O’Brien Family $5,000 - $10,000 Barbara Benedix+ Chia Family Helminski Family Todd & Jodie Johnson Luke & Carol Praxmarer Anne C. Roberti & Family $2,500 - $5,000 Dr. & Mrs. Michael Bukhalo Jeffrey Farbman & Ann Greenstein Gardi Family Hasan/Jafri Family Jeremy Marmer & Sivakami Thayu Dr. Michael F. Wilson & Dr. Sanja Nikolich $1,000 - $2,500 Taylor Arledge Jeff & Mary Lynn Bernacchi Buchalo Family Mrs. Elizabeth J. Butler Campbell - Brown Family Eckardt Family Erbs/Atkins Family George Family Hebebrand Family Heather Prince-Hornby & Rick Hornby Mary Kelly & Michael Schneider Bob & Jen Kern Paul & Chris Kindzierski

Al & Joann Kuper Marceau Family Megan McElhaney Miglani Family Motorola Solutions Foundation Tom & Carleen O’Brien Sanjay & Bijal Patel David, Nancy, Carley & Preston Pierce Angela & Alan Ray Reader Family Joseph Roberti, ‘07 SAP Foundation Sunderlin Family Min Sun & Larry Tang W.W. Grainger, Inc. Up to $1,000 Mr. & Mrs. Rick Alteri Barbara Bloethner Amoroso Badalamenti Family Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Basden Michael & Susan Bates John & Pam Bever Julia Bever, ‘09 KC & Melissa Bixby Beth Blaetz Chang Family Clorfene Family Crone Family Deborin Family Di Iorio Family Thomas & Racquel Dolson Fabsik Family Friend of Quest Academy Gasey Family Mr. & Ms. Todd Gramann Groh Family Gary, Kathy & Michelle (‘05) Grube Gruzinsky Family Haulotte Family

Kurt & Amanda Hines Hether Hoffmann Phillip & Mia Igyarto Khare-Thombre Family Leslie & Steve Kovich Kropp Family Vicki Krystof Dean & Becky Leff Lewandowski Family Mansfield Family Maraist/Oremland Family Marchi Family Markey Family Mitchell Family Motorola Mobility Foundation Nair/Venkataraman Family Mr. & Mrs. Ed Park Phyllis & Jim Perry Pirone Family Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Posdal Prakash Family Cindy & Mark Riess Rockhill Family Greg Rohlfing Aninda & Piali Roy Jeff A. Ryder/Coach Ryder Scheerer Family Sexton Family Shilhanek Family Ray Smycz & Tracy Fenner-Smycz Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sorce Tchalakov Family Mr. Gerardo Tolentino, III & Dr. Grace Tomas-Tolentino Tom & Ireen Voeller Vrablik Family Vinnie & Carol Vrotny Zehner Family Judy Zollner + deceased

Night of All Knights Auction Cash Donations Abraham Family Barbara Benedix+ Benjamin Family Bernacchi Family Bhargava Family Bhatt Family Bradley Family Chung Family Clorfene Family Deborin Family Dickerson Family

Farbman-Greenstein Family Ramrod Distributors George Family Ray Family Helminski Family Reader Family Hollenberg Family Sunderlin Family Levine Family Sally Walker Markey Family Zange Family Marmer-Thayu Family O'Brien Family Praxmarer Family Quest Academy Parent School Association Quest Academy Parent School Association Board

We have taken great care to accurately record the names of our contributors and volunteers and regret any omissions. Your assistance in bringing inaccuracies to our attention is appreciated. Please address your corrections to: Laurie DeSimone Director of Development laurie.desimone@questacademy.org 847-202-8035, ext. 461


Night of All Knights Auction Sponsors Grand Sponsors ($10,000) Cedar Street Advisors Lake Forest, IL

DLA Piper, LLP Chicago, IL

King Sponsor ($5,000) Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company Palatine, IL

Duke Sponsor ($2,500) Corkill Insurance Elk Grove Village, IL

Squire Level Sponsors ($1,000) Commercial Construction Group Wood Dale, IL Dior Builders Palatine, IL First American Bank Elk Grove, IL Flood Brothers Oakbrook Terrace, IL Hitchcock Design Group Naperville, IL Kroeschell Engineering, Inc. Arlington Heights, IL Omega Demolition Corporation Elgin, IL Hetal Shah & Kartik Ganeshan Arlington Heights, IL


Volunteers of the Year Tom & Carly O’Brien

Marketing Advisory Council Nancy Abraham David Benjamin Valerie Campbell-Brown Victoria Di Iorio Marvis Donalson Lynda Eckardt Sue Eckstein Jim Erbs

Miwa Gardi Margaret Gramann Amanda Hines Cathy Marcheschi George Reichl Sara Sexton Sivakami Thayu Kathy Weisner Buchalo

Room Parents Otter Dasha Bukhalo Parul Cheriyan Lauren Zuccaro Koala Latika Bhide Rita Clarke Miwa Gardi Manatees Gretchen Conroy Monica Randazzo Dolphins Shireesa Carse Sue Eckstein Beluga Whales Jen Kern Sara Sexton Sea Horses Anissa Cyhaniuk Nicole Naja Bears Erin O’Brien Mandy Lewandowski Tigers Marvis Donalson Ambreen Jafri Madhulika Khare Jaguars Mojhu Fatoorehchi Kristy Robison Roberta Sullivan Tree Frogs Veronica Karaca Jennifer Seoane Geckos Kim Benjamin Meredith Park Owls Karen Dickerson Anne Reader Dragons Dana Clorfene Lorelei Petrin Lisa Vrablik Phoenix Becky Levine Yvette Sherry Middle School Trish Badalamenti Sandy Goldfarb Lisa Groh Nancy Pierce Shannon Pirron Susan Xu

Board of Trustees Chris Dickerson, Chair Mary Lynn Bernacchi, Vice Chair Ann Greenstein, Secretary Michael Helminski, Treasurer Barbara Benedix+ Jeremy Clorfene Gregg George Curtis Maas Steve Mack William Markey Carleen O’Brien Luke Praxmarer Angela Ray Anne Reader Sivakami Thayu

Joan Franklin Smutny, Trustee Emerita Benjamin Hebebrand, Ex Officio + deceased

Parent School Association Board Aimee Detterbeck, President Cathy Reichl, Vice President Heather Hornby, Secretary Carl Siemianowski, Treasurer Delia Aldridge Dasha Bukhalo Tim Ervin Yelena Kazinsky Becky Levine Chitra Nair Bijal Patel Lorelei Petrin Sara Sexton Lisa Vrablik Laura Zehner

Fast Facts OPERATING REVENUE AND EXPENSES for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013

Revenue

Contributions Other Income Revenue Expenses 1% 7% Tuition & Fees $5,147,956 Salaries & Benefits $3,954,475 Contributions 369,809 Instructional 655,479 Other Income 53,613 Plant & Maintenance 555,911 Tuition & Fees 92% $5,571,378 Administrative 249,932 Interest 127,487 $5,543,284


The Quest Annual Fund Honor Roll $10,000+ CME Group Dickerson Family Helminski Family Anne C. Roberti & Family Joseph Roberti $5,000 - $10,000 Barbara Benedix+ Jeff & Mary Lynn Bernacchi Steve & Sue Eckstein Gregg Family Jeffrey Farbman & Ann Greenstein Patrick & Nancy Hurst Markey Family Tom & Carleen O’Brien Luke & Carol Praxmarer $2,500 - $5,000 Abbott Fund Friend of Quest Academy Gasey Family Todd & Jodie Johnson Motorola Mobility Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Mario Zitella $1,000 - $2,500 Baxter International Foundation Buchalo Family Carse Family Friend of Quest Academy Mr. & Ms. Todd Gramann Ben Hebebrand* Peifeng Hu & Yihua Wang John & Fannie Huddleston Phillip & Mia Igyarto Al & Joann Kuper Motorola Solutions Foundation Pat & Patti Pesch Punjala Family Angela & Alan Ray Srinivas Reddy & Sailaja Maramreddy George & Catherine Reichl Sumantra & Mausumi Roy Sivakami Thayu & Jeremy Marmer Mr. Harnit Tuteja & Dr. Jigyasa Tuteja White Family

Up to $1,000 Abraham Family Dr. Delia & Mr. Kent Aldridge Barbara Bloethner Amoroso AT&T Illinois Ramya Mani & Vijay Balakrishnan Al Baldaccini Johnny & Mary Barrios Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bartling* Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Basden Mark & Janet Bates Michael & Susan Bates Mrs. Sally Becker Mr. & Mrs. Bob Bestenlehner Bhatt Family Bhargaw Family Blaetz Family Amanda Blum Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church* Mr. & Mrs. Roy Brown, Sr. Bukhalo Family Mr. & Mrs. David Buth* Campbell-Brown Family Angie Carr Chang Family Mr. & Mrs. Sridhar Chelikani Deborah Chen Dr. Gloria & Dr. David Chia Tim & Canary Chia Clorfene Family Nancy Cohn Trisha Cohn Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc. Credit Suisse Croll Family Curl Family Ruth Daube* Joy & Jadie Dawson Chris & Ann Marie Day DeSimone/Wachler Family Larry & Sue Diamond Discover Financial Services Andrea Dotoli Eaton Corporation Deedy Esslinger Fabsik Family Susan M. Finger Heather Fitte

Beth & Jay Ford Friends of Quest Academy (4) Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gabriel Gacek Family M L Gardam* Michael & Kim Greenbaum Groh Family Gruener Family Gayle Grunberg Gruzinsky Family Al & Donna Halverson Haworth Family Hether Hoffmann Heather Prince-Hornby & Rick Hornby Laurie Houldsworth Angela Howe Hubberts Family IBM Corporation Bruce Johnson Todd Judge & Mei Cui Mark & Brenda Jurewicz Jill A. Kessler Leslie & Steve Kovich Jan & Tim Krentz Kropp Family Lasea Kusbel* Cynthia Larsen Lau-Paredes Family Ann Lauterbach* Kyung-Un & Sunny Lee Dean & Becky Leff Levine Family Lincoln Financial Foundation, Inc. Michael Linsdau & Svetlana Nazarenko Robert & Barbara Long Lucia Luckett-Kelly & William Kelly Luhmann Family Steve & Nora Mack Mansfield Family Mary K. Maraist Maraist/Oremland Family Marceau Family McGrath Family Bharati Mehrotra Microsoft Corporation Patrick Millar Erin Miller, ‘13 Murphy Family

Laura Nadeau Naja Family Jon & Jacque Negus Dr. Michael Wilson & Dr. Sanja Nikolich Alison Ortony Mark & Dawn Passarelli Phyllis A. Perry Mark & Sheryl Peterson Tom & Carolyn Pizzato Reader Family Mr. George J. Reichl, Sr. Cindy & Mark Riess Dave & Karyn Roberts Rockhill Family Coach Ryder/Athletic Director Vic & Janet Ryder Kristin Samojedny Satish Family Michael Schneider & Mary Kelly Ken & Carla Schuette Selective Group Foundation Heidi Senetra Sexton Family Evette & Keith Sherry Shilhanek Family Carl Siemianowski Genevieve Siemianowski+ Eric Simon Gary Skoien Tanya Soares Greg Sochacki Timothy & Cheryl Stewart Nathan Stoffregen Theresa Szmurlo* Tambe Family Yvonne Trankle Dr. Ruth Shelly Unger* Ekaterina Vinogradova Tom & Ireen Voeller Vrablik Family Mr. & Mrs. Edward R. Vrablik Vinnie & Carol Vrotny Weil Family Nancy & Harry Weil Don Winsauer & Christine Mueller Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Zuccaro *Gift in part or in whole in memory of Quest Academy Founder, Helene Bartz. + deceased

Helene Bartz - Founder & Leader Quest Academy Class of 2012 was honored to have Mrs. Helene Bartz, the founder of Creative Children’s Academy, speak at their June 7 commencement.

Mrs. Bartz passed away on June 21, 2012, at the age of 87. Quest Academy mourns the loss of this innovative leader in gifted education.


Top Ten Highlights of 2012-13 1.

Scholastic Bowl Team State Champions.

2.

DI Think Pink Team headed to Global Tournament for the second year in a row.

3.

State Track Meet – one student qualified for hurdles and one for the long jump.

4.

Math Competitions

a.

Latin School: 5th grade teams placed 2nd and 3rd, 7th grade team placed 3rd, 8th grade team placed 3rd.

b.

Mathcounts: Team placed 3rd at regionals. Individual students placed 5th and 8th.

Illinois Math League – 7th and 8th grade placed first in our region.

c.

d.

The Noetic Math Competition is for grades 2-6. We had 10 students in the fall and 11 students in the spring in the top 10% of participants.

5.

State Cross Country Meet – one student qualified.

6.

In art, the 7th grade film The Odyssey, won Best in Show at the Screen Test Students Fest in Schaumburg. At the Glenview Youth Art Fair – two students received 1st place ribbons.

7.

History Fair – 12 students qualified for the state history fair.

8.

FIRST LEGO League – The Toyminators (middle school) team qualified for the state tournament and won the Strategy and Innovation Award. The Quest Engineers (4th grade) team won the Rookie Award and placed in the top three in two divisions (research and core value) at the regional tournament.

9.

17 students attended the SIT Conference (Students Involved in Technology). Three groups presented on Minecraft and photo editing.

10. There were nine new Knights this year, the most ever Knighted in one year.

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