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Alison and Christopher Fitzmaurice Liam ’17, Shana ’19, Tyge ’23


Ana Blank Winston Kelenc-Blank ’22 Tracy Brown Eleina ’23, Alexa ’25 Anthony Cafaro Jill ’22 Regina Carroll Jordan Abraham ’21 Sam DelPresto Marina ’22, Lily ’24, Francesca ’26 Janice and Glenn Hofferber Brittany ’17, Grace ’17 Jennifer Kane Pierce ’23 Carol Martin Elizabeth ’14 Dana Miller Hanna ’12, Henry ’15, Will ’11 Bob Parker Grant ’14, Dean ’16 Dave Poupard Julianna ’17, Ava ’21 Cathy Romano Matthew ’21, Andrew ’23 Dina Rovere Charles ’23, Karsten ’23 Joseph Sciortino Alexandra ’24, Joseph ’24 Royce Sharp James ’24, Seneca ’26

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Parents and Board of Trustees Launch 2011–2012 Annual Fund

with October Golf & Tennis Classic and November Phonathon The Annual Fund is off to a tremendous start with a busy fall season of fundraising activity. The passion coming from our parent community was demonstrated through the successful Golf and Tennis Classic, the November phonathon and the full commitment coming from our Board of Trustees in its Annual Fund participation. Combine all of these elements and Ranney School begins the year strong with nearly $290,000 raised to date for the Annual Fund! Members of the Annual Fund Committee, co-chaired by Alison and Christopher Fitzmaurice, received a flurry of pledges at the fall phonathon which took place only a few weeks after the 16th Annual Ranney Golf & Tennis Classic. The golf and tennis event honored two special Ranney families, Karl and Barbara Brand with their company Brand Aromatics, and Peter and Kristen Gerhard. The event raised more than $25,000, with all funds being directed through the Annual Fund to support Ranney’s athletic and physical education programs, as well as the health and wellness of all Panther scholar-athletes.

“We choose to dedicate some of our resources to Ranney School because we recognize the importance of a high quality education required for today’s world. We are pleased to support the efforts which provide Ranney the tools to make that possible. We are happy to support this year’s Golf Tournament because we believe in the expansion and continuous support of the athletic program which provides the same valuable lessons on the field that are taught in the classroom. That preparation, skills, continuous training, understanding problems or challenges, and a desire to compete will provide the best possible platform to succeed in life.” –Karl and Barbara Brand,

Annual Fund Supporters, Former RSPA Executive Board Volunteers, Golf Tournament Honorees

With a goal this year of $750,000 by June 30, 2012, the Ranney Annual Fund is off to a great start. All funds raised through the Annual Fund will support the mission and programs that make Ranney School so special.

Harold Tolchin Reese ’22, Seth ’24, Eli ’26

Lawrence S. Sykoff, Ed.D. Head of School

Jamie Price

President, Board of Trustees

Brian Torpey, M.D.

Chairman, Board Development Committee

Lynn Lucarelli Director of Annual Fund

“ As a new family we had high expectations coming to Ranney School. We are so pleased to say that Ranney has met and exceeded all of our expectations. We are so happy to support the Annual Fund and to be able to assist the school in all its efforts and in any way possible.” – Mara and Adam Kraushaar, Annual Fund Supporters 2010, 2011, co-chairs RSPA Vendor Fair 2010, 2011, Proud Parents of Ben ’19 and Ryan ’21

Transformational Giving Through The Annual Fund SEARLE LIBRARY RENOVATIONS A cherished space and focal point for storytelling and knowledge seeking for more than 51 years, the Searle Library has served Ranney School well. However, a renovation which preserves the library’s historic features while transforming the space into a 21st century environment is now needed. The plan calls for modernizing the physical space in a flexible way to accommodate the versatile needs of our young learners while addressing the library’s many uses. The information age beckons for us to integrate media components and research tools within our library curriculum, so that our rich reading collections and technology are balanced, while providing opportunities for interactive learning and hands-on discovery. Setting the stage as the center of intellect and curiosity, the renovations will preserve the library’s presence for generations of learners.

AQUATIC CENTER RENOVATIONS Ranney’s Aquatic Center, located in the Gerhard Pavilion for Athletics, recently received renovations as part of an ongoing fundraising campaign to provide novice and competitive swimmers with the highestquality equipment possible. Replacement of the bulkhead and the installation of six new state-of-the-art swim blocks transformed the swimming pool into an aesthetically pleasing and safer facility that will surely improve the overall experiences of scholar-athletes.

TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES IN THE LOWER SCHOOL With a restricted gift to Ranney’s technology initiatives, the Lower School can br ing two mobile lear ning car ts consisting of 60 iPads to our Beginners through 5th grade students. This initiative will provide our faculty and students with an interactive, technology-rich, learning experience.

If you would like your gift to the 2011-2012 Annual Fund restricted to any one of the special projects listed above, please contact Lynn Lucarelli, Director of Annual Fund at or at 732.542.4777 ext.1192

All contributions to The Ranney Fund are sincerely appreciated and will be acknowledged in the Annual Report published each fall. To view the 2010-2011 Report of Voluntary Support go to the Ranney website, click on Support Ranney and Annual Fund. W W W. R A N N E Y S C H O O L . O R G / G I V E O N L I N E G IVE TODAY B Y VISI T I N G U S ONL I NE

MEDIA CENTER LOC ATED IN THE PAULUS LIBRARY Created through the Ranney Annual Fund, a collaborative media center and work lounge, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, in the Paulus Library gives our students the opportunity to master 21st century skills.

Ranney School Board of Trustees Jamie Price, President

Frank Austin ’88

Carol Martin

Lawrence S. Sykoff Ed.D., Ex-Officio

Robert Chandler

Michael Oster

Daniel Goldberg, M.D., Past President

Christopher Fitzmaurice

Stephen Papetti

Marshall Knopf, Senior Vice President

K. Scott Fischer

Douglas Roberts ’79

Josephine Esquivel, Vice President

Kristen Gerhard

Ann Ross, M.D.

Patricia Kurdyla, Secretary

M. Michael Jones, M.D.

Brian Torpey, M.D.

“The Board fully supports the philanthropic efforts of the Annual Fund and we invite our entire community to participate.”

Thomas Karagianakis

– Lawrence S. Sykoff Ed.D., Head of School and Jaime Price, President

The Gifts That Give Back –

Commonly asked questions about the Ranney Annual Fund







GOAL: $750,000

How do I make a gift? You may make a gift to The Ranney Fund by writing a check or by using your Visa, Master-Card, American Express, or online at Some donors find that a gift of stock or other appreciated property is a more advantageous way of making a gift. For more information, consult I’m a volunteer for Ranney School. Do I need to support your tax professional. The Ranney Fund? May I make a pledge? Many people commit their time and energy Of course! Some Ranney Fund donors find it to Ranney School, and their support is vital helpful to make a pledge and then later pay the to the growth of our institution. However, entire balance or pay the balance in installments by financial support of The Ranney Fund is an June 30th.You may arrange credit card installment important priority for all members of the payments with the Development Office. Ranney School family.



Does the School raise money in other ways? In addition to the capital campaigns, Foundations for Learning Campaign I and II, the Ranney School Parents’ Association (RSPA) generates support from parents though social events that build good will in our community. Our annual golf outing is also a fundraiser.

As depicted in the bar graph below, the generosity of the Ranney community continues to grow each year. The Annual Fund achieved a record-breaking milestone in fiscal year 2011 pledging over $713,020. This is a significant increase from the year prior which raised approximately $380,000.This philanthropic achievement is due to the dedication and generosity of donors and volunteers throughout the entire school community.


Is there a Leadership Giving Society? The Headmaster’s Council, our Leadership Giving Society, was created to honor alumni, parents and friends who support The Ranney Fund with gifts of at least $1,000 each year.

Annual Fund Growth


What will my gift support? Gifts to The Ranney Fund provide the extras that tuition and fees do not – field trips, athletic equipment, special lecturers and performers, cutting edge technology, extracurricular activities and professional development for teachers.

How much should I give? Gifts have ranged from $5 to $50,000. Each gift is important and shows commitment to our mission, students and faculty.

Who may I contact with regard to my gift? Yo u c a n m a k e yo u r g i f t o n l i n e a t or phone the Development Office for more information, or 732-542-4777 ext. 1192 to learn more about giving opportunities at Ranney School.


Do tuition and fees cover the cost of a Ranney School education? No. Tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of attending Ranney School. Gifts to The Ranney Fund by alumni, parents and friends bridge the gap.

My company matches gifts. Will this help Ranney School? Matching gifts make your gifts to The Ranney Fund twice as powerful. Many companies match gifts 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and even 4:1! Your Human Resources coordinator will have more information and will be able to provide the necessary forms.To see if your company will match a gift to Ranney you can visit:


What is The Ranney Fund? The Ranney Fund supports the extras that tuition and fees do not. It supports the people and programs that make our school special – talented teachers, small classes, state-of-theart technology and exceptional offerings in areas from arts to athletics. Our Ranney Fund year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.

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Five Ways To Make Your Gift 1. Online: Make a secure donation at 2. By Mail: Simply follow the instructions on the return envelope enclosed with this newsletter. 3. By Phone: We will be happy to take your credit card information over the phone. Call the Development Office at (732) 542-4777 ext. 1168.


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Time, talent and commitment…….

The Annual Fund Committee is currently comprised of Ranney School parents. A valuable method of contributing to Ranney School is through volunteering for the Annual Fund. We are always looking for parents and alumni who are willing and able to make calls during our phonathons, send emails to assigned class years and being overall advocates and ambassadors for the Annual Fund. There are many ways to become involved at a level you are comfortable. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lynn Lucarelli, Director of Annual Fund, at llucarelli@ranneyschool. org or Chris and Alison Fitzmaurice, Annual Fund Co-Chairs at


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$290,000 pledged to date... $460,000 to go

Ranney Annual Fund Newsletter 2011-2012  

Ranney Annual Fund Newsletter 2011-2012

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