Annual Report 2012-2013 Annua
Table of Contents From the Head of School............................................................................2 From the Presidents of the Board of Trustees...........................................3 New Trustees, 2013â€“2014............................................................................4 From the Treasurer.......................................................................................6 Financial Overview 2012-2013.....................................................................7 Supporting San Francisco Day School.......................................................9 From the President of the Parents Association.........................................10 Parents Association......................................................................................11 Annual Fund.................................................................................................12 Endowment Gifts and Funds...................................................................... 22 CultureFest 2013: SFDSJazzFest.................................................................24 From the Executive Director of Breakthrough San Francisco..................28 Faculty Profiles..............................................................................................34 Alumni Profiles.............................................................................................36 Alumni Class Notes......................................................................................38 High School and College Matriculations...................................................42 Faculty and Staff...........................................................................................44
SFDS Mission Statement: San Francisco Day School educates, nurtures, and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values, and to become active contributors to their communities. ANNUAL REPORT 2012â€“2013
From the Head of School
From the Board Presidents As two parents with a combined seven children and over a
I believe it is the obligation of each generation to deepen the implementation of the School’s mission and founding values. While the adoption of our strategic plan brought us another step closer to achieving this goal, the countless actions and contributions by everyone in our community enabled us to deepen the rigorous academic experience at SFDS.
decade of SFDS experience between us, we could not be happier to take on this new role at San Francisco Day School. In addition to a secure financial portfolio and thriving academic program, former Board President Michael Halper left large shoes to fill, and we are excited to have the opportunity to uphold his caliber of leadership for the School, our children, and our community.
In 2012-2013, we kicked off the school year with enhanced facilities and a reaffirmed commitment to develop students into strong critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. Our entire community — teachers, parents, students, and staff — was instrumental to the growth of our program. Some examples that come to mind:
On many fronts, this was a successful year for San Francisco Day School. We continue to take purposeful and productive steps forward in the implementation of our strategic plan. Our students and faculty have benefitted greatly from the completion of our facilities projects and are enjoying our new cafeteria, lower school playground, and upper school roof. We strengthened
• Teachers shadowed students to experience a day in the life of a busy upper schooler at SFDS.
our school’s financial foundation, and are poised to conclude an ambitious endowment campaign in the year to come.
• Parents shared their sincere passion for science in order to generate excitement and support for a much-needed science
Each time we step onto campus we are filled with appreciation for the careful relationships and programs that have been cultivated for our children. Our board and Parents Association played an integral role in this effort, due to their outstanding
guidance and commitment to shaping our community: from raising critical funds for our school’s discounted tuition program, • Students led the first ever Peace Forum at our school, analyzing, discussing, and collaborating on potential solutions for conflict-ridden regions around the world.
to facilitating an intelligent and thought-provoking community movie night and discussion, to supporting our faculty and staff on a daily basis.
• Teachers, parents, and students alike embraced advancing technology, experimenting with iPads while learning from mistakes and each other.
In terms of financial stewardship, the investment committee did an exceptional job of managing our portfolio, ending the year with a total return on investment of 11.4%. Once again we were able to exceed our Annual Fund goal and raise $1.2 million,
• Alumni returned to campus to host a panel for SFDS high school graduates preparing to enter their first year of college. I feel fortunate and privileged to be working in a community that holds such deep respect for each other. We ended the year on a high note, and with the engagement and participation of parents, were able to articulate our school’s purpose and vision with clarity in a compelling video that resonated deeply with our community.
thanks to the generosity of our community. As we look forward to a new year, the board is pleased to welcome new trustees: Reed Colley, Dawn Hartman, and Gabrey Means. We have an ambitious year ahead of us, with important plans for continuing the growth of our school. Achieving these goals
As we continue to look forward to a new year that is bound to hold more change —as we continue to grow as a school and as a community—I am filled with excitement and anticipation. To faculty, parents, students, and friends of SFDS—your efforts have not gone unnoticed, or unappreciated. Thank you for the support and commitment you bestow upon our school each
would not be possible without the ongoing support of our faculty, staff, and administration, and the earnest contributions of our parent community. Your sincere optimism and engaged presence make SFDS a school we are honored to serve, and we thank you.
and every day.
Laura Spivy Co-Presidents, 2012-2013
David E. Jackson Ed.D Head of School
In Memoriam: Thomas Battat We were immeasurably saddened by the passing of our
community. Tommy’s warmth and deep humanity enabled
fellow board member and dear friend, Thomas Battat. He
him to genuinely connect with people and build consensus.
was a trusted advisor known for his sound judgment and clear
He was deeply admired and respected as a husband, father,
vision. Tommy was instrumental in guiding Breakthrough in its
and community member. We miss him dearly.
recent expansion from a two-year program to a more in-depth and rigorous four-year program. Although he was admired for his financial acumen and insightful business analysis, it was 2
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Tommy’s values and character that most benefitted the SFDS
Please note: we have received a huge outpouring of support for the Breakthrough program in memory of Tommy Battat. These gifts will appear in the 2013-2014 Annual Report. ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
New Trustees 2012-2013
Board of Trustees Carl Kawaja, Co-President Laura Spivy, Co-President Alicia Nogales, Vice President Tommy Battat, Treasurer Sandy Dean, Secretary Nicole Krassner, PA President David E. Jackson, Head of School Katie Albright
Reed Colley Reed Colley is a Senior Vice President of Advent Software in San Francisco, where he focuses on corporate strategy and acquisitions. Reed joined Advent in 2011 following the sale of the company he founded, Black Diamond Performance Reporting, to Advent. Reed founded Black Diamond Performance Reporting in 2003 and, under his leadership, it was recognized as one of the top two fastest growing companies in North Florida, as well as a “Best Place to Work.” Reed has been in financial services software for over 14 years. Reed and his wife, Katie Colley, are founders and trustees of Do Something Great Today Foundation, which focuses on creating technology to enable donors to give of their time and resources more effectively to the charities of their choice. Reed graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1998 with degrees in economics and engineering science. Reed was also a starting pitcher on Vanderbilt’s baseball team. Reed and Katie have four children – Jake (3rd grade), Olivia (1st grade), Zoe and Noah (both 3 years old).
Dawn Hartman Dawn Hartman is currently President of the San Francisco Day School Parents Association. She has been an active member of the community since her daughter started Kindergarten in 2010, co-chairing the Admission Committee from 2011-2012 and serving as Vice President in 2012. Dawn has participated in several SFDS Parent Groups (Diversity and Education), while also serving as a leader of the Adoptive Families Group. Most important, however, she volunteers as often as possible in her daughter’s classroom. She holds a B.A. in history from UCLA (magna cum laude). Dawn continued her studies in the Stanford University graduate program, focusing on United States history. Dawn and her family love to travel, ski, swim, and ride bikes together.
Gabrey Means Gabrey Means is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Grow Marketing, an engagement marketing, social media and public relations shop founded in San Francisco in 2001. Gabrey has built Grow from a two-person direct-to-brand consultancy into a thriving shop with multiple offices and the most prestigious brand clients in the world. Grow crafts brand strategies and compelling experiences that engage targetright consumers and create communities of brand advocates. Grow has crafted award-winning campaigns for a range of clients from Google and Intuit to Gap and LVMH, Pepsi and University of California to GE and Lincoln. Gabrey is married to fellow entrepreneur and Creative Director, Tommy Means. Their children, Teddy (4th grade) and Lilli (2nd grade), are currently thriving at SFDS. The Means lend their creative talents and time to support their passions from producing fundraising films, opening their home and offices for community-building fundraising events, and lending their brand expertise to support a range of beloved organizations.
Orlando Bravo Lesley Bunim ‘91 Tommy Davis ‘96 Peter Dickstein Humberto A. Galleno Fif Ghobadian John Hayashi Malcolm John Janet McKinley Ken McNeely Jenny Pearlman Ann Roberts Topher Solmssen Leslee Subak Christy Tripp Grace Won Molly Wood
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From the Treasurer
Revenues and Expenses 2012-2013 Revenues
Tommy Battat served as the Treasurer for the 2012-13 fiscal year and was a tremendous steward of the School’s finances. I am honored to take over this important role in overseeing SFDS’s financial health during my seventh and final year on the board of trustees.
San Francisco Day School once again ended the fiscal year in a strong financial position. We continue to be debt-free, have healthy reserves, and maintain a solid balance sheet. This was possible through the diligent management of expenses by the administration, sound guidance by the board of trustees, and the ongoing generosity of the community in supporting the School’s fundraising efforts.
Tuition and Fees · 81%
Salaries and Benefits · 65%
Fundraising · 13%
Discounted Tuition · 13%
Endowment and Interest · 6%
Instructional · 7% Provision for Plant/ Depreciation · 6%
In 2012-2013, the School raised $1,217,000 for the Annual Fund, a new record. 90% of our current families participated in this effort and we received substantial support from alumni parents, grandparents, and alumni. We also received $291,100 in directed gifts. Current-use funds are especially vital as we seek to balance the budget every year with maintaining and enhancing the program offered to all our students.
Administration · 4% Facilities · 5%
Events continue to be an important contributor to the financial health of the School. CultureFest 2013: JazzFest raised $308,404 for our discounted tuition program and an additional $101,600 in the Raise Your Paddle to renovate a science classroom (work that was completed over the summer). The Library Party once again provided the Library Media Center with its full budget for the year. A strong emphasis on long-term financial planning is one of the ongoing focuses of the strategic plan. In 2011, the school launched an endowment campaign in order to enhance long-term financial sustainability. Through the silent phase of the campaign the community has contributed $13,100,000 in new funds to support this effort. In 2012–2013, our community gave and pledged $1,992,000 to Endowing Excellence.
2012-2013 Gifts Received for Annual Support
We ended last year with over $20 million in the endowment, excluding pledges to the campaign. This is the fourth consecutive year that our endowment has grown substantially, thanks to generous gifts from our community and trusted guidance from our investment committee. As we enter the public phase of our campaign we are committed to meeting our goal of $15 million in new funds for the endowment by 2015.
Annual Fund $1,217,000 Directed Gifts (Current Use)
As we move forward, the finance committee will continue to support the administration’s goal to maintain the breadth and depth of the educational program while meeting strict cost controls. Fundraising will continue to be a major focus as we seek to complete our endowment campaign, raise sufficient current use funds, and begin to contemplate future facilities projects.
Directed Gifts (Facilities)
Thank you to the entire SFDS community for your support of our efforts.
Event Fundraising & Parents Association $322,100 Total Voluntary Support
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Supporting San Francisco Day School San Francisco Day School has enjoyed remarkable success in raising funds to support the growth of its programs and facilities. The School encourages every member of the community to continue this tradition of philanthropy and be a partner in helping to preserve the financial health of the School.
+ Special Events and Gifts
+ Campaign Fundraising
+ Planned Giving
These gifts help bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of an SFDS education. The Annual Fund includes parent, alumni, parent of alumni, grandparent, trustee, and faculty donations.
Discounted Tuition and Special Programs This includes events and programs such as eScrip, Library Party, and CultureFest, our major annual fundraiser to support the Discounted Tuition program.
Concentrated Effort for a Specified Goal Potential: Endowing Excellence for SFDS launched in 2011 and is specifically focused on endowment growth and long-term financial sustainability.
Endowment and Special Funds Planned gifts may include bequests, trusts, and property transfers. Planned giving donors are also valued members of the SFDS Dolphin Society.
+ Breakthrough San Francisco
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As part of its sponsorship of the Breakthrough program, SFDS contributes 10% of the organization’s annual operating expenses. For the remainder, Breakthrough relies on gifts from foundations, corporations, and individuals. Day School parents comprise a significant portion of Breakthrough’s donor base and are urged to support the organization’s work toward educational equity.
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From the President of the Parents Association Nicole Krassner
SFDS Parents Association Dear SFDS Community, As always, last year was incredibly busy for the Parents Association – the year began with a palpable energy; a feeling of forward momentum that we sustained throughout the school year. Our mission is to create an inclusive community at San Francisco Day School, and parents stepped up in a million ways to bring this spirit to life. Together, we carpooled children to and from outdoor ed trips, we brought food and played games at the Fall Picnic, we put smiles on the faces of faculty and staff with delicious monthly treats, and we took time to sincerely and enthusiastically welcome new families and students to our community. It has been so gratifying to work alongside such a warm, intelligent, and generous parent body.
San Francisco Day School extends heartfelt appreciation to everyone who so generously donated time and talent to our Parents Association. Your leadership and commitment has made an enormous impact on our school. Without your gift of volunteerism, we would not have so many wonderful community events, successful fundraisers, or educational achievements for our students. Thank you for your support. Executive Committee
Grandparents & Special Friends Day
Ladan Chamine, Inder Dhillon, Mary Haber
Vice-President: Dawn Hartman
Library Media Center Party Shannon Bennett, Kian Beyzavi, Jennifer Holderness, Courtney Norris
When offered an opportunity to support the science program, our parents spread their love for science by sharing personal stories. Their passion for science drove the Raise Your Paddle effort, ultimately raising $101,600 for the science classroom renovation. We also increased PA fundraising efforts by encouraging our community to use eScrip and Sports Basement. I am especially grateful to our Parent Group on Diversity, Parent Education Group, and Parent Group on Learning Differences. They partnered with Breakthrough SF and hosted a thoughtful screening and honest discussion of a documentary analyzing the independent school experience of two African-American families and their sons, “American Promise.” All of these efforts have contributed to a stronger home-school partnership, a cornerstone of the Day School mission.
Above all, our PA seeks opportunities to give parents a voice within our community. As we deepen implementation of the strategic plan, the PA’s role will become even more integral to ensuring we are communicating with trust and transparency. Thank you to the Executive Committee for your important work in facilitating an ongoing dialogue:
Art Sanders Pitman, Elizabeth Traub
Cathy Dean, Chris Irsfeld
President: Nicole Krassner
Parent Group on Diversity
Diversity Chair: Susan Wilkens Volunteer Chair: Lael Sturm
Admission Samantha Cho, Dawn Hartman, Rick Kuno, Ken McNeely, Chris Wilkens
Library Volunteer Program Corinne Corrigan
LINC Jennifer Soenens, Nicola Miner
Katrina Madsen, Susan Wilkens
Treasurer: Bridget O’Rourke
Parent Group on Learning Differences
Secretary: Regan Pritzker
Kristin Glickman, Sue Rochman
Deborah Davis Han, Frank Han, Alexis Woods
Diversity Chair: Susan Wilkens
eScrip & School Store:
Volunteer Chair: Lael Sturm
Sandra Kim, Minnie Reichek, Hassan Zaidi
This was my second year as PA President, and my eighth year at SFDS. I am immensely grateful for the energy and support I have received in my time here, and I look forward to many good things to come under the capable leadership of Dawn Hartman.
Vice-President: Dawn Hartman
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Staff Appreciation Holiday Party
Scott Elaine Case, Regan Pritzker
Family Photo Night
Staff Appreciation Monthly Treats
Monica Khushf, Blythe Lang
David Glickman (eScrip), Teresa Goodwin (School Store)
Welcome Back Picnic Kurt Gantert, Howard Sackson, Joe Sweeney
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Annual Fund 2012-2013
San Francisco Day School is deeply grateful to the Annual Fund donors for their wonderful generosity to the school.
Gabriella Sarlo Jill and Thatcher Thompson
Anonymous Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja
Silver Dolphins Anonymous Jennifer and Thomas Battat Orlando Bravo Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kawaja Jane and Roger Mortimer Laura and Greg Spivy Jenni and Hassan Zaidi
Treasure Islanders Anonymous Scott E. and J. Scott Case Cathy and Sandy Dean Laura and John Fisher Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Grace Won and Richard Holden Jennifer and Stephen Kawaja Anette Marweld Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Ann and Brian Roberts
Anonymous Ms. Madeleine Albright Claire and Eric Alt Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Sara and Tom Byrne Erica and Francis Desouza Lisa Giannone and Michael Dillingham Carrie and Stouffer Egan Mrs. Doris Fisher Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Mrs. Judith Little Wendy and James Miller Sasha Novakovich and Raj Moorthy Ron Zeff
Yerba Buenas Anonymous (2) Caitlin and Tom Brown Patricia Tierney and Chris Flanagan Kelly and Michael Halper
Tracy and Patrick Jennings Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Gabrey and Tommy Means Skye and Don Pillsbury Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Claudia Lewis and Woody Scal Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian
Embarcaderos Anonymous Melissa Buckley and Rajesh Atluru Cheryl and Greg Blaine Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Jiyeon and Steven Choi Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conner Jennifer Lively and Eric Edmondson Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers Randi and Bob Fisher Sakurako and William Fisher
Katrina Madsen and Elizabeth Andrews Pam and Larry Baer
Annual Fund Committee 100%
91% 93% 93%
Annual Fund Class Participation 98%
Fif Ghobadian Laura and Charles Hespe Amelia and Steve Hirsch Jennifer and Howard Holderness Gabrielle Hull Leslie and George Hume Janet and Tom McKinley Sheryl and James Reuben Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Sally and Toby Rosenblatt Maria and Claude Ruibal Noelle and Mika Salmi Laura Sanchez Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Deborah Kamali and Kevan Shokat Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tierney Andrea Topper Ethan Topper
93% 93% 93% 84%
Co-Chairs: Mardi Dier Scott Hartman Wendy Miller Ed Connor Stouffer Egan Josh Frieman Laura Hespe Patrick Jennings Don Pillsbury Maria Ruibal Hassan Zaidi
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Ann and Chris Barber Yuhong Du and Hai Chen Wendy Xa and Stefan Chin Ginny and Ed Conner Aiko and John de Souza Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Derringer Jennifer and Scott Derringer Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Diane Harwood and Andy Dreyfus Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Allison and Vince Kim Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott Kimberley Tompkins Pettigrew and Stephen Pettigrew Michelle and Andrew Potts Toma Ramirez Blair and Rick Shane Danielle and BJ Siegel Sona Sippy-Sondhi and Vijay Sondhi Shirley and Buzz Thompson Gina and Michael Warren Susan and Christopher Wilkens Frances Ho and George Yu
All Seventh Eighth Parents
Anonymous (2) Valina and Bryan Agbabian Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Sally and Gordon Atkinson Ann and Jim Avery Carol Cunningham-Barron and Hal Barron Mr. and Mrs. James Berliner Diana Wolf and Darren Bianchi Alisa Won and David Biesemeyer Sherri and Edward Bullard Mikki Bourne and David Bunim Lesley Bunim ‘91 Ladan and Shirzad Chamine Gail Chang Carla Baird Crane and David Crane John Crew
Beth and Andy Daecher Tommy Davis ‘96 Rebecca and Andy Diamondstein Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Lisa Neimeth and Peter Dickstein Mardi Dier Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Lisa Kessler and Glenn Egrie Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser Clare Albanese and Amy Errett Maria and Joseph Feigenbaum Jenna and Steven Feinberg Nonna Volfson and Lev Finkelstein Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Dana and Josh Frieman Martha French and Anthony Fusco Claudia Futter-Denton Dr. and Mrs. Humberto Galleno Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Alisa Gilden and Lisa Inman Alexandra and Steven Gordon Jim Fisher and Eric Guerin Mary Haber Susan Bailey-Harnden and David Harnden Elisa and John Hayashi Beth Berliner and Larry Hirschhorn Megan and Matt Howard Lilah Hume ‘00 Amy and Rob Hurlbut Phyllis and David E. Jackson Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks Gina Moreno-John and Malcolm John Frances and Gerry Jue Roja and Masoud Kamali Kamini Ramani and Omar Khan
Annie and Perry Klebahn Monique and Martin Kobinger Nicole and Michael Krassner Caroline and Eric Kress Katherine and Alexander Ladd Andrea Sello and Clay Leighton Sandra Kim and Vitus Leung Shanon Loftus and Sean Martin Donna and Rick Matcovich Wendy Berry and Michael Mendes Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer Noe and Mel Murphy Nicole and Matthew Murray Jean and Ken Nakamura Jennifer Ozanne Sally Palmer Blythe Lang and Matt Rivitz Johanna and Brian Roberts Christine Winoto and Daniel Rosenman Rohini and Ravi Sadarangani Gay Outlaw and Robert Schmitz K. Samantha Cho and Joseph Song Anne and Craig Stoll Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Lynda Twomey Suzzanne Uhland Emily and Michael Wilkins Richard Kuno and Robert Williams Marcia and Danny Wong Carol and Henry Wu Kristen Growney and Ronald Yamamoto Mrs. Joyce Zeff
Masonic Partners Anonymous (2) Barbara and Fred Abbott Rita Abraldes and Brie Williams Mr. and Mrs. Joe Adeeb Meghan Adler Vanessa and Matthew Alexander David Anderson Nicholas Anton Marcella Anwandter
Catherine Aragon Aimee Arost Sara Dunn and Michael Baldonado Bernadette and David Barker-Plummer Tauseef Bashir Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beck Sarah Hale and Evan Becker Laurie Wayburn and Connie Best Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Blaine Ben Blatteis ‘00 Leah Rosenkrantz and Jeffrey Bluestone Kelly Stiles and Laura Bongiorno Jill and Philip Bouchard Randall Bowman Jessica Lee Boyles Deborah Brenner-Liss Aaron Brill Melissa Brown Dr. and Mrs. Martel Bryant Candy Shue and Peter Buckner Daniel Bunker ‘96 Megan Buttery Wendy Yamamura and Michael Cavanaugh Adam Chaitin-Lefcourt ‘99 Juliet Chaitin-Lefcourt ‘04 Lisa Bradbury Chao and George Chao Sam Chao ‘10 Michelle Chen and Seak Chao Stacie and David Cherner Mr. Henry Chung Lisa Busby and Hovey Clark Mr. William M. Cockrum III Eleanor Coffelt Sue and Brian Collentine Ms. Marlene Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney Kerry and Ed Cooper Elizabeth and Clay Corbus Corinne and Christopher Corrigan Karen Covington Mary and Harold Cranston Mr. and Mrs. Edward Croft III Damian Crosby Mr. and Mrs. John Cryan Phuong Le and Nicholas Da Silva ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
Jan D’Alessandro and Mark Haffenreffer Katharine Daugherty Christine Irsfeld Dawkins and Douglas Dawkins Nichole and Danny De Leon Daniel DeLuca Richard Denton Joelle Chartier and Ellen DiGiacomo Mrs. Joan Donovan Jody and Michael Driscoll Mr. and Mrs. Paul Egrie Jesse Eisenhardt ‘93 Charles W. Elliott Sylvie Elliott Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Dr. and Mrs. Richard B. Fair Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Fein Nicole and Mark Fein Marsha Cohen and Robert Feyer Cynthia Traina and Steven Fillipow Alexandra Fisher ‘00 John Fisher ‘03 Samuel G.T. Fisher ‘03 Gabriella Fracchia Archini ‘91 Sae’da and Kip Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Don Gaines Elizabeth Gedney and Daniel Polk Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Gedney Jolinda and Kenneth Gladstein Mr. and Mrs. David Glickman Kristin and David Glickman Sandee Blechman and Steven Goldberg Grady Gordon 14
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Jennifer Guittard and Tim Grace Carter Graham Belinda Gray Andrea Green Svetlana and James Greenberg Laura Gustafson Minette and Isac Gutfreund Margarita Gutierrez and Tam Blood Ms. Tanako Hagiwara Janet and Mark Hall Cissy Harris Mr. and Mrs. William Hartman Karen and Mark Hensley Mark Hertsgaard Susan Leal and Susan Hirsch Brent Hoff Mr. and Mrs. James Holden Kim Holland J. Mira Kopell and Paul Holzman Alison Pachynski and Nancy Hoopes Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howard Parker Hume ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hurlbut Amie Nenninger and Bill Hynes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hynes Mr. and Mrs. Tom Inman Laura Jones ‘96 Matthew Kahn ‘91 Rebecca Lewis and Chris Kanelopoulos Shannon Bennett and Durrell Kapan Ellen Towell and Howard Karel
Mr. and Mrs. Van Kasper Kate Philpott and Rich Kenny Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kessler Monika Khushf Fukuko and Patrick Kitano Mary Ann Cryan and John Kollins Dede and Daniel Kramer Leena and Jim Krasno William Kushner Louise Davis Langheier ‘95 Sheri Leavitt Marsha Maytum and William Leddy Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee Ellen Chaitin and V. Roy Lefcourt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Elinor and Martin Liberman Mary and Robert Lin Patti Low Michelle and Angus MacDonald Marta Madrigal Julia Malkin ‘98 Heather and Michael Mancini Evelyn C. Manies Karla Martin Ann and Robert Martinez Mr. R.J. Matcovich Courtney Mattison ‘00 Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister Karen A. Dauer McCabe Marisa McCarthy ‘95 Kathryn McKinley ‘01 Sara McKinley ‘95 Thomas McKinley ‘98 Dagny Mendelsohn ‘93 Barbara and Richard Mendelsohn Whitney Mendelsohn ‘97 Kevin Mendoza Jane Echlin and James Miller Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mitchell Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Caroline Tsen and James Morris Laura and Loren Moyé Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Murray Elizabeth Finlayson and Jim Nadel Ellen and David Newman Mr. and Mrs. Vaso Novakovich Christine Kim and William O’Connor
Dasha Ostrova M. Renée Otero Lucinda Otto Maria Padilla Anne Paine Debra Nuñez and Karl Pastella Ms. Ann Pastreich Michelle Patterson Laurie and Stephen Pearce Michelle Phillips Sanders Pitman and Lance Fulford Sheila Post ‘98 Anthony Powell Radhika Ramanan Shahab Rejali Alice and Dan Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts Susan Rochman and Robin Romdalvik Dillon Rogers ‘92 Carol Ann and Nielsen Rogers Alison and Jonathan Ruff Ms. Julianne Rumsey Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter and Daniel Rutter Nancy and Howard Sackson Carolyn Sasser Margarita Cabrera-Scarlata and Karim Scarlata Mr. and Mrs. Jay Seeman Rebecca Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman Leah Shoaff Danielle Short Andrea Shuel Vanessa Cho and Matt Simmons Wendy and Bob Singley Susanna Bonetti and Rico Solinas Mr. and Mrs. Hans Solmssen Helen Manber and Bradley Solomon Paula Birnbaum and Neil Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Robert Solomon Margaret Song Susan Sonnemaker Vishal Sood Audrey Soriano Maria Cristini and Abrasha Staszewski Tristen and Lael Sturm Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister
Homa Hanjani and Hadi Tabatabai Elinor Tappé Sheila Marie Taylor Chery Thomas Margie Conard and Dana Tommasino Elizabeth and Daniel Traub Christy and Alan Tripp Alice Tripp ‘05
Maryanne Downes and Granger Tripp Francesca Vietor Mary and Terry Vogt Mr. and Mrs. James Wadsworth Mia Walker Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walther Chloe and Stephen Wei Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Werner Beverley and Robert Wesman Judie and Howard Wexler Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams Holly Holter and Jay Williams Sally and Steven Winn Janet and Art Wong Dagny Maidman and Molly Wood Alice Woodman-Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woods Winnie and West Woon Erin and Craig Yamamura Abby Snay and Edward Yelin Sara Myers Yoo ‘91 Deborah Bain and Joel Young Kathy Louie and Kelwin Young Christina and Philip Zimbardo
Google, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. The Levi Strauss Foundation The Moody’s Foundation NYSE Euronext Foundation
Susquehanna International Group, LLP Symantec Target Visa GivingStation The Walmart Foundation Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program
Matching Gifts Bank of America Matching Gifts Program The Buckingham Research Group Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Deutsche Bank of Americas Foundation
Disney Employee Matching Gifts Program Electronic Arts Freecause, Inc. The Gap Foundation General Atlantic Service Company Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
Please note that matching gifts are gifts generously donated by corporations on behalf of their employees and do not necessarily represent an endorsement of SFDS and its mission.
At the close of the 2012-2013 academic year, 90% of current parents contributed gifts to the SFDS Annual Fund. We extend our sincere appreciation to those parents who generously support our Annual Fund, year after year. Barbara and Fred Abbott Rita Abraldes and Brie Williams Valina and Bryan Agbabian Claire and Eric Alt Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Nicola Miner and Robert Anderson Katrina Madsen and Elizabeth Andrews Aimee Arost Melissa Buckley and Rajesh Atluru Ann and Jim Avery Pam and Larry Baer Sara Dunn and Michael Baldonado Ann and Chris Barber Bernadette and David Barker-Plummer Carol Cunningham-Barron and Hal Barron Tauseef Bashir Jennifer and Thomas Battat Sarah Hale and Evan Becker
Laurie Wayburn and Connie Best Diana Wolf and Darren Bianchi Alisa Won and David Biesemeyer Cheryl and Gregory Blaine Laura Bongiorno and Kelly Stiles Jill and Philip Bouchard Orlando Bravo Susan and Samuel Britton Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Caitlin and Tom Brown Candy Shue and Peter Buckner Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Sara and Tom Byrne Alice and Adam Cahan Scott E. and J. Scott Case Ladan and Shirzad Chamine Gail Chang Michelle Chen and Seak Chao
Yuhong Du and Hai Chen Stacie and David Cherner Wendy Xa and Stefan Chin Jiyeon and Steven Choi Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Lisa Busby and Hovey Clark Eleanor Coffelt Katie and Reed Colley Ginny and Ed Conner Kerry and Ed Cooper Elizabeth and Clay Corbus Corinne and Christopher Corrigan Karen Covington Phuong Le and Nicholas Da Silva Beth and Andy Daecher Theresa and Philip Dah Jan D’Alessandro and Mark Haffenreffer Christine Irsfeld Dawkins and Douglas Dawkins Cathy and Sandy Dean Nichole and Danny De Leon
Aiko and John de Souza Richard Denton Jennifer and Scott Derringer Erica and Francis Desouza Aiko and John de Souza Rebecca and Andy Diamondstein Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Lisa Neimeth and Peter Dickstein Mardi Dier Joelle Chartier and Ellen DiGiacomo Lisa Giannone and Mike Dillingham Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Diane Harwood and Andy Dreyfus Jody and Michael Driscoll Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Jennifer Lively and Eric Edmondson Carrie and Stouffer Egan Lisa Kessler and Glenn Egrie Charles W. Elliott Sylvie Elliott Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser Gillian and Peter Emblad Clare Albanese and Amy Errett Melinda Ellis Evers and Will Evers Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Maria and Joseph Feigenbaum Nicole and Mark Fein Jenna and Steven Feinberg Cynthia Traina and Steven Fillipow Nonna Volfson and Lev Finkelstein Trish Tierney and Chris Flanagan Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Dana and Josh Frieman Sae’da and Kip Fuller Shannon Tobin and Steven Funk Martha French and Anthony Fusco Claudia Futter-Denton Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Elizabeth Gedney and Daniel Polk Fif Ghobadian Lisa Inman and Alisa Gilden Jolinda and Kenneth Gladstein Kristin and David Glickman Alexandra and Steven Gordon Jennifer Guittard and Tim Grace Svetlana and James Greenberg Jim Fisher and Eric Guerin Laura Gustafson Margarita Gutierrez and Tam Blood Mary Haber Janet and Mark Hall Kelly and Michael Halper Dawn and Scott Hartman 16
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Elisa and John Hayashi Mark Hertsgaard Laura and Charles Hespe Amelia and Steve Hirsch Beth Berliner and Larry Hirschhorn Brent Hoff Grace Won and Richard Holden Jennifer and Howard Holderness J. Mira Kopell and Paul Holzman Alison Pachynski and Nancy Hoopes Megan and Matt Howard Gabrielle Hull Amy and Rob Hurlbut Amie Nenninger and Bill Hynes Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks Tracy and Patrick Jennings Gina Moreno-John and Malcolm John Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Frances and Gerry Jue Roja and Masoud Kamali Rebecca Lewis and Chris Kanelopoulos Shannon Bennett and Durrell Kapan Ellen Towell and Howard Karel Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Jennifer and Stephen Kawaja Kamini Ramani and Omar Khan Monika Khushf Allison and Vince Kim Fukuko and Patrick Kitano Annie and Perry Klebahn Monique and Martin Kobinger Mary Ann Cryan and John Kollins Dede and Daniel Kramer Nicole and Michael Krassner Caroline and Eric Kress Richard Kuno and Robert Williams Will Kushner Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Katherine and Alexander Ladd Sheri Leavitt Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee
Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Sandra Kim and Vitus Leung Alicia Nogales and Greg Little Patti Low Michelle and Angus MacDonald Marta Madrigal Heather and Michael Mancini Karla Martin Shanon Loftus and Sean Martin Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Ann and Robert Martinez Anette Marweld Donna and Rick Matcovich Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Gabrey and Tommy Means Wendy Berry and Michael Mendes Kevin Mendoza Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer Jane Echlin and James Miller Wendy and James Miller Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Sasha Novakovich and Raj Moorthy Caroline Tsen and James Morris Jane and Roger Mortimer Laura and Loren Moyé Noe and Mel Murphy Nicole and Matthew Murray Elizabeth Finlayson and Jim Nadel Jean and Ken Nakamura Meagan and Daniel Nye
Christine Kim and William O’Connor Regan Pritzker and Christopher Olin Lucinda Otto Jennifer Ozanne Maria Padilla Sally Palmer Kimberley Tompkins Pettigrew and Stephen Pettigrew Skye and Don Pillsbury Lance Fulford and Sanders Pitman Michelle and Andrew Potts Anthony Powell Radhika Ramanan Toma Ramirez Sheryl and James Reuben Alice and Dan Reynolds Blythe Lang and Matt Rivitz Ann and Brian Roberts Johanna and Brian Roberts Susan Rochman and Robin Romdalvik Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Christine Winoto and Daniel Rosenman Alison and Jonathan Ruff Maria and Claude Ruibal Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Lynda Sanjurjo-Rutter and Daniel Rutter Nancy and Howard Sackson Rohini and Ravi Sadarangani Noelle and Mika Salmi Laura Sanchez Gabriella Sarlo Claudia Lewis and Woody Scal Margarita Cabrera-Scarlata and Karim Scarlata Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Gay Outlaw and Robert Schmitz Bettina Steffen
and Scott Setrakian Blair and Rick Shane Rebecca Sheehan Deborah Kamali and Kevan Shokat Danielle and BJ Siegel Vanessa Cho and Matt Simmons Diana Kapp and David Singer Susanna Bonetti and Rico Solinas Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Helen Manber and Bradley Solomon
Paula Birnbaum and Neil Solomon Sona Sippy-Sondhi and Vijay Sondhi K. Samantha Cho and Joseph Song Margaret Song Laura and Greg Spivy Anne and Craig Stoll Tristen and Lael Sturm Laura and Joseph Sweeney Homa Hanjani and Hadi Tabatabai Sheila Marie Taylor Shirley and Buzz Thompson
Jill and Thatcher Thompson Margie Conard and Dana Tommasino Andrea Topper Ethan Topper Elizabeth and Daniel Traub Christy and Alan Tripp Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Lynda Twomey Suzzanne Uhland Francesca Vietor Mia Walker Gina and Michael Warren Chloe and Stephen Wei
Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien Susan and Christopher Wilkens Emily and Michael Wilkins Marcia and Danny Wong Carol and Henry Wu Kristen Growney and Ronald Yamamoto Erin and Craig Yamamura Kathy Louie and Kelwin Young Frances Ho and George Yu Jenni and Hassan Zaidi Ron Zeff
Parents Of Alumni, Grandparents, and Friends We thank those parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of San Francisco Day School who continuously support the Annual Fund. Our students and faculty are beneficiaries of this loyal extended support that upholds the outstanding academic program at SFDS.
Alumni Parents Sally and Gordon Atkinson Leah Rosenkrantz and Jeffrey Bluestone Deborah Brenner-Liss Sherri and Edward Bullard Mikki Bourne and David Bunim Wendy Yamamura and Michael Cavanaugh Lisa Bradbury Chao and George Chao Sue and Brian Collentine Carla Baird Crane and David Crane Mary and Harold Cranston John Crew Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt Marsha Cohen and Bob Feyer Randi and Bob Fisher Laura and John Fisher Sakurako and William Fisher Sandee Blechman and Steven Goldberg Minette and Isac Gutfreund Susan Bailey-Harnden and David Harnden Cissy Harris Karen and Mark Hensley Susan Leal and Susan Hirsch Leslie and George Hume Leena and James Krasno Marsha Maytum and William Leddy Ellen Chaitin and Roy Lefcourt
Andrea Sello and Clay Leighton Elinor and Martin Liberman Mary and Bob Lin Janet and Tom McKinley Barbara and Richard Mendelsohn Ellen and David Newman Deborah Nuñez and Karl Pastella Michelle Patterson Laurie and Stephen Pearce Kate Philpott and Rich Kenny Mary and Patric Powell Carol Ann and Nielsen Rogers Sally and Toby Rosenblatt Wendy and Bob Singley Maria Cristini and Abrasha Staszewski Chery Thomas Mimi Downes and Granger Tripp Mary and Terry Vogt Beverley and Robert Wesman Judie and Howard Wexler Holly Holter and Jay Williams Sally and Steven Winn Janet and Art Wong Marcia and Danny Wong Winnie and West Woon Abby Snay and Edward Yelin Deborah Bain and Joel Young
Christina and Philip Zimbardo
Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Adeeb Ms. Madeleine Albright Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beck Mr. and Mrs. James Berliner Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Blaine Dr. and Mrs. Martel Bryant Mr. Henry Chung Mr. William M. Cockrum III Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conner Ms. Marlene Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Edward Croft III Mr. and Mrs. John Cryan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Derringer Mrs. Joan Donovan Mr. and Mrs. Paul Egrie Dr. and Mrs. Richard B. Fair Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Fein Mr. and Mrs. Don Gaines Dr. and Mrs. Humberto Galleno Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Gedney Mr. and Mrs. David Glickman Ms. Tanako Hagiwara Mr. and Mrs. William Hartman Mr. and Mrs. James Holden Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howard Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hurlbut Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hynes
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Inman Mr. and Mrs. Van Kasper Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kawaja Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kessler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kuroda Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Mrs. Judith Little Mr. R.J. Matcovich Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Murray Mr. and Mrs. Vaso Novakovich Ms. Ann Pastreich Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts Ms. Julianne Rumsey Mr. and Mrs. Jay Seeman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Hans Solmssen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tierney Mr. and Mrs. James Wadsworth Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walther Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Werner Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woods Mrs. Joyce Zeff
Friends David Anderson Mrs. Doris Fisher* Dagny Maidman and Molly Wood *Alumni Grandparent ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
San Francisco Day School is grateful for the contributions made in honor and in memory of parents, students, faculty, and friends of SFDS.
In honor of Zach Baer ’13 Sheryl and James Reuben
In honor of Mia Blaine ’14 Margaret and Terrence Blaine
In honor of Tomicia Blunt ’13 Sheila Marie Taylor
In honor of the BTSF Staff: Andy, Heidi, Jenee, and Sasha Teresa and Bradley Graham
In honor of Sarah ’14, Thomas ’16, and Emma ’17 Dean William M. Cockrum III
In honor of Danielle (Dany) Derringer ‘21 Carolyn and Joseph Derringer
SFDS Faculty and Staff
In honor of Ethan Diamondstein ’21 Felice and Jay Seeman
The board of trustees acknowledges with deep appreciation the faculty and staff who support the School each year. Meghan Adler Vanessa Alexander Lindsay Anderson Nicholas Anton Marcella Anwandter Catherine Aragon Randall Bowman Jessica Lee Boyles Aaron Brill Melissa Brown Lisa Busby Megan Buttery Eleanor Coffelt Sue Collentine
Christopher Corrigan Damian Crosby Katharine Daugherty Danny De Leon Daniel De Luca Elizabeth Gedney Grady Gordon Carter Graham Belinda Gray Andrea Green Sarah Hale Homa Hanjani Brian Herrick Kim Holland
David E. Jackson Sheri Leavitt Rebecca Lewis Michael Mancini Evelyn C. Manies Karen Dauer McCabe Loren Moyé Meagan Nye Dasha Ostrova M. Renée Otero Anne Paine Michelle Phillips Kate Philpott Shahab Rejali
Leah Rosenkrantz Alison Ruff Carolyn Sasser Leah Shoaff Danielle Short Andrea Shuel Susan Sonnemaker Vishal Sood Audrey Soriano Tristen Sturm Elinor Tappé Chery Thomas Alice Woodman-Russell Joel Young
We extend our gratitude to those alumni who remain loyal to SFDS through the Annual Fund. Your faithful support helps us continue to strive for excellence.
Golden Gate Society ($250+ or $100+ if graduated in the last 10 years) Lesley Bunim ‘91* Sam Chao ‘10 Tommy Davis ‘96* John Fisher ‘03* Samuel G.T. Fisher ‘03 Lilah Hume ‘00* 18
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Parker Hume ‘92 Matthew Kahn ‘91 Kathryn McKinley ‘01* Sara McKinley ‘95* Thomas McKinley ‘98* Dillon Rogers ‘92*
Alumni Giving Circle Ben Blatteis ‘00
Daniel Bunker ‘96 Adam Chaitin-Lefcourt ‘99* Juliet Chaitin-Lefcourt ‘04* Jesse Eisenhardt ‘93* Alexandra Fisher ‘00* Gabriella Fracchia Archini ‘91* Laura Jones ‘96 Louise Davis Langheier ‘95*
Julia Malkin ‘98 Courtney Mattison ‘00 Marisa McCarthy ‘95 Dagny Mendelsohn ‘93 Whitney Mendelsohn ‘97 Sheila Post ‘98 Alice Tripp ‘05* Sara Myers Yoo ‘91*
In honor of Keira Donahoe ’17 Kay and Frank Woods
In honor of Ashalia Donovan ’20 Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan
In honor of Maya Egrie ’20 Nelly and Paul Egrie Debbi and Morris Kessler
In honor of Abigail ‘16 and Lucia ‘19 Pachynski-Hoopes Alison Pachynski and Nancy Hoopes
In honor of Mary and Patric Powell Blair and Rick Shane
In honor of Max ’16, Pippa ’19, and Maisie ’20 Solmssen Anne and Robert Cooney
In honor of Teddy Solomon ’16 Barbara and Robert Solomon
In Honor of Elissa Spelman, Breakthrough Greater Boston Mike Daniels
In honor of her students Kim Holland
In honor of Harry Topper ’13 Ethan Topper
In honor of Ben Tripp ’16 Anne and Roger Walther
In honor of Molly Wood and Dagny Maidman and the birth of their twins Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja
In honor of Hattie Fair ’18
In honor of Abigail Walker ’14, Caroline Reuben ’14, Alana Baer ’14, Jack Halper ’14, and Matt Halper ’14
Clare and Richard Fair
Leah Rosenkrantz and Jeffrey Bluestone
In honor of Felix Fein ’18
In honor of Balti Zeff ’13
Joyce and Gerald Fein
In honor of Tessa Hartman ’19
Patricia and William Hartman
In honor of Byron ’12 and Lucy ’17 Hurlbut
In memory of Hildy Burness
Nancy and Robert Hurlbut
Lilah Hume ’00
In honor of Sloane Gedney Rilliet ’21 and Elizabeth Gedney
In memory of Deborah Davis
Sally and Ellis Gedney
Thomas J. Davis IV Tommy Davis ’96
In honor of Samantha Glickman ’17
In memory of deceased relatives
Merrill and Van Kasper
In honor of Chiara Hertsgaard ’19 Francesca Vietor
In honor of Jane Mortimer Grace Won and Richard Holden
Pallavi Sharma and Vishal Tayal
In memory of Sheila Gadsden
Simone Crew ’05, Erica Crew ’09, and John Crew Julie and John Elam
In memory of William L. Goodwin Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth
*3+ years consecutive donor ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
Directed Gifts San Francisco Day School is incredibly grateful to a small number of donors who have generously supported the School through these directed gifts over the past several years. These current-use gifts are in addition to Annual Fund contributions, and are designated by the donor, to support special programs. For FY 2013, donors contributed a total of $291,100 to the following programs.
Discounted Tuition Differentiated Instruction and Learning Resource Program
The School remains deeply committed to providing tuition
This program upholds our founding mission to serve
student body. Year after year, our community has stepped
our community as a family school, while benefitting
up time and again to demonstrate their commitment.
each and every student with the thoughtful care and
In 2012–2013, 21% of students received some form of
attention they deserve. SFDS is devoted to enabling all
students to reach their highest levels of accomplishment
Leah Rosenkrantz and Jeffrey Bluestone Susan and Samuel Britton
assistance to preserve our socio-economically diverse
and academic excellence. Anonymous Claire and Eric Alt Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Grace Won and Richard Holden Donna and Rick Matcovich
Institute for Teaching and Learning Established in 2008, this fund provides faculty professional development opportunities as a means to implement the most effective curriculum and instructional methods, and to
reinvigorate teachers’ excitement about their profession.
Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Wendy Berry and Michael Mendes
Jennifer and Thomas Battat Alice and Adam Cahan Grace Won and Richard Holden
Jane and Roger Mortimer Laura and Loren Moyé Nicole and Matthew Murray Skye and Don Pillsbury Susan and Nicholas Pritzker Johanna and Brian Roberts Natalie Rome and John Pendleton
Maria and Claude Ruibal Noelle and Mika Salmi Judith Sansone Claudia Lewis and Woody Scal Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Deborah Kamali and Kevan Shokat
Danielle and BJ Siegel Sona Sippy-Sondhi and Vijay Sondhi K. Samantha Cho and Joseph Song Laura and Greg Spivy Jill and Thatcher Thompson Christy and Alan Tripp
Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien Susan and Christopher Wilkens Emily and Michael Wilkins Frances Ho and George Yu Jenni and Hassan Zaidi
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Croft III Mr. and Mrs. John Cryan Mr. and Mrs. John Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Henry Daecher Mr. and Mrs. Antonio De Leon Ms. Barbara Deeming Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Diamondstein Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Didier Mrs. Joan Donovan Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dulworth Ms. Marilyn Dunn Ms. Susan Egan Mr. and Mrs. Paul Egrie Ms. Sylvia Elsesser Mr. and Mrs. Tersh Everest Dr. and Mrs. Richard B. Fair Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feigenbaum Ms. Shirley Feigenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Jack Feinberg Mr. and Mrs. Michael Finkelstein Ms. Ann French Ms. Pat Fusco Mr. and Mrs. Don Gaines Ms. Anna Gale Dr. and Mrs. Humberto Galleno Ms. Sarah Gedney Mr. and Mrs. Bud Glickman Mr. and Mrs. David Gottlieb Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grace Ms. Charlene Green Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Green Ms. JoAnne Growney Ms. Tanako Hagiwara Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hammer Mr. and Mrs. William Hartman Nancy and Wayne Heldt Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ho Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hodder
Mr. and Mrs. James Holden Ms. Martha Holderness and Mr. Karl Kuhlmann Ms. Evelynne Horrilleno Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howard Ms. JoAnn Hughes and Mr. Charles Weiner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hull Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hurlbut Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hynes Mr. and Mrs. Tom Inman Mr. and Mrs. Nick Irsfeld Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jue Mr. and Mrs. Hitoshi Kamimoto Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kapp Mr. and Mrs. Van Kasper Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kawaja Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Keith Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kessler Mr. and Mrs. Jussi Ketonen Ms. Florence Kress Ms. Kathleen Ladd Ms. Marian Larkin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lavin Mr. and Mrs. Randal Lee Ms. Edwina Leggett Ms. Renata Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Mrs. Judith Little Mr. and Mrs. Lindbergh Low Ms. Leanne MacDougall Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Martin Mr. R.J. Matcovich Ms. Ervinia Miller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Milovina Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Morris Ms. Mary Ann Mulcahy Ms. Sharon Mullen and Ms. Evelyn Baca Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Murray Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neimeth
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Nenninger Mr. Kermit Norris Mr. and Mrs. Bob Northrop Mr. and Mrs. Vaso Novakovich Mr. and Mrs. Gene O’Rourke Mr. Leonard Orsak Ms. Dorothy Outlaw Ms. Cynthia Pao Dr. Vichai Phungrasamee Ms. Marnie Pillsbury Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Reichek Mr. and Mrs. James Reuben Ms. Diana Rilliet Dr. and Mrs. Auguste E. Rimpel Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rohlen Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Rudick Mr. and Mrs. Rudolpho Ruibal Ms. Julianne Rumsey Ms. Kathy Eklund and Mr. Eric Sansone Ms. Jan Sansone and Mr. Nurtan Esmen Mr. and Mrs. Stan Schloz Mr. and Mrs. Jay Seeman Mr. and Mrs. Rick Shane Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman Ms. Ruth Sixstone-Wells Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sohn Mr. and Mrs. Hans Solmssen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Paul Spivy Mrs. Joan Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Werner Ms. Kerry Wilkins Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams Ms. Florence Williams Ms. Norine Yamamura Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yasukochi Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yee Mrs. Joyce Zeff
Anonymous Larissa Roesch and Jason Crethar Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Elizabeth and Daniel Traub
Global Education Fund Caitlin and Tom Brown Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Julie and Jeffrey Rosen Deborah Kamali and Kevan Shokat Jill and Thatcher Thompson Suzzanne Uhland Gina and Michael Warren
Outdoor Education & Athletics Anonymous
Library Media Center
2013 Raise Your Paddle – Science Lab Renovation
The School is committed to providing facilities that strengthen and enhance the academic experience of our students. In 2012-2013, $101,600 was raised through Raise Your Paddle at CultureFest. This project could not have happened without the generosity of our community, and we are deeply grateful on behalf of our faculty, staff, and students. Anonymous (3) Valina and Bryan Agbabian Vanessa and Matthew Alexander Claire and Eric Alt Carol Cunningham-Barron and Hal Barron Jill and Philip Bouchard Susan and Samuel Britton Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Sara and Tom Byrne Alice and Adam Cahan Scott E. and J. Scott Case Ladan and Shirzad Chamine
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Yuhong Du and Hai Chen Karen Covington Phuong Le and Nicholas Da Silva Tommy Davis ‘96 Cathy and Sandy Dean Jennifer and Scott Derringer Erica and Francis Desouza Rebecca and Andy Diamondstein Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Carrie and Stouffer Egan
Gillian and Peter Emblad Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Alexandra and Steven Gordon Elisa and John Hayashi Lindsay Anderson and Brian Herrick Grace Won and Richard Holden Alison Pachynski and Nancy Hoopes Tracy and Patrick Jennings Risa Stack and Paul Joyce
Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Monique and Martin Kobinger Nicole and Michael Krassner Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Gabrey and Tommy Means Wendy and James Miller
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Joe Adeeb Dr. and Mrs. Mihran Agbabian Ms. Madeleine Albright Ms. Dorothy Andrews Ms. Ann Barber Mr. and Mrs. Harry Battat Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beck Mr. and Mrs. James Berliner Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Blaine Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Blood Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bockenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bransten Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown Mrs. Jill Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burnett Ms. Marlene Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney
ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
SFDS Endowment Gifts and Funds The SFDS endowment consists of an investment pool of many diverse funds. Endowed funds are created through gifts made to provide long-term funding for designated purposes, or monies set aside by the board of trustees. Those interested in establishing a named endowed fund may do so if they meet certain minimum contribution requirements. Funds may be specified for a designated purpose, or donors may elect to have their fund provide current use dollars to be used at the discretion of the School. In addition, donors may supplement existing funds with a gift of any amount. Although each fund is distinct in designation or restriction, endowed funds are commingled in an investment pool. Thanks to sound management by the SFDS investment committee, our endowment return on investment was 11.4%. Taking a 4.5% draw yielded $821,000, which was applied to the operating budget. We are positioned well going forward, with 62% of our portfolio in equity, 34% in fixed income, and 4% in cash or cash equivalents.
New Endowment Gifts 2012-2013
New gifts and pledges in FY 2013 totaled $1,992,000.
2010-11, SFDS has raised over $13 million in gifts and pledges.
Since embarking on a campaign to increase our endowment in We are grateful for the endowment gifts from families and
friends of the School to support our effort in maintaining a strong financial standing well into the future.
13,000,000 10,000,000 7,000,000 4,000,000 1,000,000
Gifts to the endowment help preserve the financial and academic health of San Francisco Day School. Investments in SFDS’s endowment ensure the overall fiscal security of the School while providing for faculty salaries, discounted tuition, and faculty and curriculum development.
Anonymous (3) Lesley Bunim ‘91 Lynn Bunim and Sandy Fetter Cathy and Sandy Dean Carrie and Stouffer Egan Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers Randi and Bob Fisher Laura and John Fisher Sakurako and William Fisher Kelly and Michael Halper
Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Meagan and Dan Nye Olivia Pollak ‘08 Lisa and John Pritzker Ann and Brian Roberts Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Laura and Greg Spivy Laurie and Jeff Ubben
Established in 2011 with gifts from families and friends of the School, following the adoption of the 2011-2012 strategic plan, “The Power of Potential”. This campaign is specifically focused on endowment growth to increase the longterm financial sustainability of SFDS. Portions are allocated for Discounted Tuition, Institute for Teaching and Learning, and Differentiated Instruction programs. Additional gifts to the campaign are included in other endowed funds.
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Miriam and Peter Haas Endowment Fund
Olivia and Julia Pollak Financial Aid Fund
Established in 2011 with an anonymous gift to the Endowing Excellence campaign to support faculty salaries, programs, and discounted tuition.
The Endowment for Faculty Salaries
Established in 2000 with an anonymous gift in honor of the SFDS faculty.
Jim Telander Fund
Established in 2004 with gifts from SFDS families to augment the Cornerstone Campaign’s first endowment initiative to increase teacher compensation.
Kawaja Family Fund for Professional Development
The fund, established in 2011 with a gift from Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja, provides income to support faculty professional development through the Institute for Teaching and Learning at SFDS. Additional income from the fund may support the School’s general operating budget.
The Nancy S. Boettiger Endowment for Faculty
Established in 1991 with gifts from parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends to honor the leadership and vision of founding head, Nancy Simon Boettiger (1981–1991). Income provides support for faculty salaries.
Nye Family Fund for Faculty Development
Established in 2013 by Meagan and Dan Nye, income from the fund provides support for curricular research and program development, workshops and conferences, and teacher training.
Discounted Tuition Day School Discounted Tuition
Established in 2008 with an anonymous family gift. This fund has grown in recent years through subsequent family contributions to the Endowing Excellence campaign.
Gerson Bakar Financial Aid Endowment Fund Established in 1986 with a gift from Mr. Bakar.
Gregg Hedlund Fund
Current Use Endowment Potential: Endowing Excellence for SFDS
SFDS Enrichment Fund
Cornerstone Campaign—Imagine our Tomorrow Established in 2001 with gifts from families and friends of the School to boost the School’s endowment for faculty salaries, program support, and discounted tuition.
The Endowment for San Francisco Day School
Established in 1993 with gifts from parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni, students, and friends to the Next Steps campaign and supplemented since then. This fund is unrestricted with the income to be used at the discretion of the School.
Established in 1998 with gifts from families, parents, faculty, and friends in memory of Gregg Hedlund, father of Nick Hedlund ’01. Income from the fund supports discounted tuition.
Hearst Student Aid Endowment Fund
Established in 1986 with a gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and later supplemented by additional gifts from the Foundation.
Michael Peterson Fund
The School’s first endowed fund was established in 1982 with a gift from Miriam and Peter Haas to provide income for discounted tuition.
Established in 2011 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Havemeyer in honor of their granddaughters, Olivia ’08 and Julia ’11. Income from the fund supports the School’s tuition assistance program.
SFDS Tuition Support Endowment Fund Established in 2000 with an anonymous gift.
William Knox Holt Scholarship Fund
Established in 1988 with a gift from the William Knox Holt Foundation. Income from the fund supports discounted tuition.
Program Support The Cultural Enrichment Fund
Established with an anonymous gift in 1998. Income is intended for special field trips, workshops, performances, and guest speakers to enrich the curriculum for the students.
The Jerold C. Kindred Educational Symposium Endowment
Established in 1995 with gifts from family and friends in memory of founding trustee Jerry Kindred. Income supports enrichment programs for faculty, students, and parents.
The McKinley Family Endowment for Faculty Enrichment and Learning Resources Grant
A fund established by Sara ’95, Thomas ’98, and Kathryn ’01 to provide funds to faculty for continuing education, special programs, or training in technology, and for investments that encourage or enrich technology in the curriculum. The fund also provides special grants to support the Differentiated Instruction program.
Other Funds Eighth Grade Endowment Fund
Initially funded by students in the Class of 2010 to establish a gift tradition for future graduating classes. Income from the fund is intended to support an eighth grade culminating experience, including, but not limited to, a service learning trip (such as Puerto Rico), an international experience, or cultural enrichment.
Sally’s Day Off Fund
Established in 1991 with a gift in honor of Day School founder Sally Rosenblatt. Income to be used for Sally’s Day Off, a day of celebration for eighth graders and their faculty. Supplemented by gifts from Sally and Toby Rosenblatt and The James Irvine Foundation.
Established in 1997 with gifts from faculty, parents, and students in memory of fifth grade teacher, Michael Peterson, member of the faculty from 1995–1997. Income supports discounted tuition.
ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
The board of trustees, faculty, and staff are deeply grateful to the volunteers, underwriters, and donors who generously gave of their time and resources to support CultureFest: SFDSJazzFest. The May 2013 event generated a noteworthy $308,404 for our discounted tuition program and $101,600 for “Raise Your Paddle” to support science classroom renovations. We extend our sincere gratitude for your ongoing commitment to preserve a socioeconomically diverse student body at San Francisco Day School.
Scott Elaine Case Regan Pritzker
Vanessa Maren Jane Mortimer Grace Won
Online Auction Chairs Claire Alt Ed Cooper Martha French Kurt Gantert Meagan Nye Skye Pillsbury Michelle Potts Blair Shane Alexis Woods
Live Auction Chairs Kelly Halper Alicia Nogales Su-Moon Paik Maria Ruibal
Food Claire Alt
Event Design Nicole Krassner
Scott Derringer Alexandra Gordon J. Mira Kopell Amie E. Nenninger Judith Sansone
Jenni Chang Nicholas Da Silva Andy Dreyfus Diane Harwood Kelly Stiles
Art Show Ellen Burgin Ladan Chamine
Buddy Day Art Project
Teresa Goodwin Mary Kay Melvin Kevin Mendoza
Erica Desouza Ginny Conner Aiko and John De Souza Amelia Hirsch Lisa Kessler Shannon Loftus Sona Sondhi
Raise Your Paddle for Science Danny De Leon Erica Desouza Tommy and Gabrey Means Alison Pachynski SFDS Science Department 24
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Christine Irsfeld Dawkins Richard Holden Eric Kress Kay Parekh Topher Solmssen Lael Sturm Jill Thompson Wendy Xa
Spotters Eric Alt Kian Beyzavi Tom Byrne
JazzFest Video Paul Holzman J. Mira Kopell
Jazz Advisors Jim Nadel Joe Sweeney
Entertainment Lael Sturm
Jazz Dads David Cherner Scott Derringer Peter Fair Scott Hartman Don Pillsbury Anthony Powell
The Dolphonics Valina Agbabian Lindsay Anderson Lindsay Anton Shannon Bennett Susanna Bonetti Randall Bowman Lisa Busby Paolo Diaz Kim Holland Durrell Kapan Susan Pritzker
Auction Daniel Donahoe
The Red Slips Andrew Brennan Andrea Green Sabina Piersol Steve Roberts Jason Stone Justin Wiener
A special thank you for providing the drinking wine at the event: Jennifer Guittard and Tim Grace Maca and Agustin Huneeus Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott
CultureFest Underwriters Anonymous (5) Barbara and Fred Abbott Valina and Bryan Agbabian Claire and Eric Alt Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Jennifer and Thomas Battat Kelly Stiles and Laura Bongiorno Orlando Bravo Susan and Samuel Britton Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Sara and Tom Byrne Scott E. and J. Scott Case Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Katie and Reed Colley Ginny and Ed Conner Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Cathy and Sandy Dean Jennifer and Scott Derringer Erica and Francis Desouza Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Diane Harwood and Andy Dreyfus Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Josephine and Carlos Duque Carrie and Stouffer Egan Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers
Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Martha French and Anthony Fusco Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Margarita Gutierrez and Tam Blood Laura and Charles Hespe Grace Won and Richard Holden Jennifer and Howard Holderness Tracy and Patrick Jennings Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Frances and Gerry Jue Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Annie and Perry Klebahn Monique and Martin Kobinger Robert Williams and Richard Kuno Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Katherine and Alexander Ladd Beth Mulcahy and Tom Martin Donna and Rick Matcovich Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Janet and Thomas McKinley Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Gabrey and Tommy Means Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer Alexandra Novakovich and Raj Moorthy
Jane and Roger Mortimer Noe and Mel Murphy Nicole and Matthew Murray Regan Pritzker and Christopher Olin Ann and Brian Roberts Robin Romdalvik and Sue Rochman Maria and Claude Ruibal Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian SFDS Alumni Board Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Samantha Cho and Joseph Song Shirley and Buzz Thompson Jill and Thatcher Thompson Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Connie Best and Laurie Wayburn Chloe and Stephen Wei Susan and Christopher Wilkens Carol and Henry Wu
Auction Donors SFDS Community Barbara and Fred Abbott Rita Abraldes and Brie Williams Meghan Adler Ms. Madeleine Albright Claire and Eric Alt Lindsay Anton Ann and Jim Avery
Pam and Larry Baer Carol Cunningham-Barron and Hal Barron Jennifer and Tommy Battat Jill and Philip Bouchard Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Megan Buttery Sara and Tom Byrne Alice and Adam Cahan Beth Callaghan Scott E. and J. Scott Case Ladan and Shirzad Chamine Jiyeon and Steven Choi Hardie and Charles Cobbs Eleanor Coffelt Katie and Reed Colley Ginny and Ed Conner Kerry and Ed Cooper Karen Covington Damian Crosby Jan D’Alessandro and Mark Haffenreffer Phuong Le and Nicholas Da Silva Beth and Andy Daecher Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Aiko and John de Souza Cathy and Sandy Dean Jennifer and Scott Derringer Erica and Francis Desouza Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Lisa Neimeth and Peter Dickstein Mardi Dier
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Joelle Chartier and Ellen DiGiacomo Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Jody Driscoll Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Jennifer Lively and Eric Edmondson Carrie and Stouffer Egan Amanda Elliston Gillian and Peter Emblad Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers Rodney Ewing Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Maria and Joseph Feigenbaum Nicole and Mark Fein Jennifer and Steven Feinberg Eric Guerin and Jim Fisher Dana and Josh Frieman Sae’da and Kip Fuller Martha French and Anthony Fusco Paul Fusco Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Elizabeth Gedney and Daniel Polk Fif Ghobadian Alisa Gilden and Lisa Inman Grady Gordon Jennifer Guittard and Tim Grace Belinda Gray Andrea Green Sarah Hale Janet and Mark Hall Kelly and Mike Halper Deborah and Frank Han Dawn and Scott Hartman Beth Hatem Elisa Kamimoto and John Hayashi Lindsay Anderson and Brian Herrick Mark Hertsgaard Amelia and Steve Hirsch Grace Won and Richard Holden Jennifer and 26
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Emily and Michael Wilkins Kristin Growney and Ron Yamamoto Joel Young Ron Zeff
SFDS Community Businesses
Howard Holderness Megan and Matt Howard Amie Nenninger and Bill Hynes David E. Jackson Tracy and Patrick Jennings Roja and Masoud Kamali Shannon Bennett and Durell Kapan Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Jennifer and Stephen Kawaja Monika Khushf Allison and Vince Kim Fukuko and Patrick Kitano Annie and Perry Klebahn Kathryn Hall and Tom Knutsen Monique and Martin Kobinger Dede and Daniel Kramer Nicole and Michael Krassner Richard Kuno and Robert Williams Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Sandra Kim and Vitus Leung Rebecca Lewis Alicia Nogales and Greg Little Heather and Michael Mancini Evelyn C. Manies Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Gabrey and Tommy Means Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer
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Bloomers Carmel Valley Ranch Darioush Epicurus The Corner Store Goody Foods Pica Pica Maize Kitchen Sanders Pitman Designs Thompson Tax & Associates, LLC Diana Kapp and David Singer Jennifer and Jacques Soenens Susanna Bonetti and Rico Solinas Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Helen Manber and Bradley Solomon Sona Sippy-Sondhi and Vijay Sondhi Audrey Soriano Laura and Greg Spivy Kelly Stiles and Laura Bongiorno Anne and Craig Stoll Tristen and Lael Sturm Laura and Joseph Sweeney Homa Hanjani and Hadi Tabatabai Chaz Thomas Shirley and Buzz Thompson Jill and Thatcher Thompson Jason Tognetti Dana Tommasino and Margie Conard Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Jeff Turner Hope Van Sciver Adriana Lopez and Aaron Vermut Ramsey Walker Rosa Wang-McClung Laurie Wayburn and Connie Best Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien Susan and Christopher Wilkens
Greater San Francisco Community 1AM Gallery 3 Fish Studios A.C.T. AcroSports Advanced Wellness Adventure Cat Sailing Charters Alaya Boutique, San Francisco Ambassador Toys American Gymnastics Club American River Rafting Amici’s Aperto Restaurant ArtWorks Fine Art Studio Asian Art Museum Audi San Francisco The Bar Method Downtown SF Bath Sense Bay Area Shakespeare Camp Beauty Company and Salon Belli Capelli betty lin Bill’s Place Bird School of Music Bix Blue Bottle Coffee Blue Waters Kayaking Book Passage Books Inc. The Booksmith Brooks Shoes for Kids California Shakespeare Theater Carolyn Rebuffel Designs & WorkRoom C
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The Marine Mammal Center The Marsh Martis Camp Mels Drive-in Mendel’s Far Out Fabrics on Haight Street Mimi Interiors Modcloth Mountain Play Association Mozzarella di Bufala Neiman Marcus New Conservatory Theatre Center NOPA ODC School and Rhythm & Motion One Medical Group Partida Tequila LLC Pauline’s Pizza Peju Province Winery Perry’s Pet Camp Peter Olivetti Photography Planet Granite PREP Presidio Bowling Center Presidio Community YMCA Primal Fitness Bootcamp Quady Winery RAA Ventures Ragazza Range Restaurant Recharge Medical & Day Spa Rhino Entertainment Roughing It Day Camp Ruth Cross-Vilez San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Fencers Club
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From the Director of
Breakthrough Financial Highlights Total Expenses 2013
Total Revenues 2013
Dear Friends of Breakthrough, One afternoon this summer, I overheard a conversation on the playground that made me immensely happy. One of our rising eighth graders was listing the high schools he planned to apply to, and his classmates were adding their thoughts. They debated the merits of Lowell for a few minutes – strong academics, a baseball program, but maybe bigger than he was looking for.
Program · $391,326
Individuals · $209,227
Administration · $95,931
Corporate · $37,500 Foundation · $123,500 Government · $15,478
The conversation might not seem extraordinary. But in the past, our students approached the high school admissions process without much guidance, many of them ending up at low-performing schools. This year, for the first time, all are receiving individualized admissions support from our program staff, with the goal of sending all of them to academically rigorous high schools. This work is part of Breakthrough’s expansion from a two-year to an eight-year program that helps each of our students earn a Bachelor’s degree.
Endowment · $85,762 SF Day School · $54,477
Our 26 eighth graders were among 134 students participating in our program in 2013 – the most ever. All students received personalized tutoring, attended challenging academic classes, and took part in special opportunities like Career Day and outdoor education. Meanwhile, 32 outstanding college students participated in our intensive, eight-week summer teaching internship, learning firsthand the rewards and challenges of an education career. And 144 volunteers, including 38 current or former SFDS students, tutored in our after-school program or took part in our revamped summer leadership program for high school students. From a financial standpoint, 2013 was our most successful year to date. Due to the generosity of our supporters, revenues totaled $525,944. Foundation support was particularly noteworthy, totaling $123,500 and returning, finally, to pre-recession levels. The year ended, however, on a devastating note, with the loss of Tommy Battat. Tommy served on the Breakthrough committee of the SFDS Board for several years. He was an incredible advocate, approaching the work in his characteristic fashion, with tremendous cheerfulness, commitment, and kindness. Tommy served as President of Liberty Gold Fruit Co., Inc. and traveled often, yet somehow attended closely to the goings-on at Breakthrough and San Francisco Day School, while being immensely devoted to his family and friends. He will be mourned by so many around the world, but no place more than in his native San Francisco. Tommy, we miss you greatly. With thanks to each of you,
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Breakthrough Advisory Board and Staff 2012-2013 Staff
Andy Shin, Executive Director
Barbara Abbott Vanessa Alexander K. Samantha Cho Cathy Dean Megan Howard David E. Jackson Patrick Jennings Carl Kawaja Ahmed Khaishgi Sandra Kim
Katy Gaul, Director of Instruction Sasha Mungal, Director of Volunteer Programs Jenee Scott Palmer, Director of School Guidance and Student Support
Andre Lira Gordenstein June Marcel Jane Mortimer Courtney Norris Navid Oreizy Abhay Parekh Jenny Pearlman Brian Roberts Joyce Truong S. Hassan Zaidi
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Breakthrough San Francisco Participant Profiles 2013
When Breakthrough staff presented to the fourth graders at her school, they got Linda’s attention.
Bobby first got involved with Breakthrough in 2003, as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. He’d taken
Linda did well academically, but longed for greater access to books and more individual attention from
classes on educational policy and decided to experience teaching firsthand. He interned at Break-
her teachers, who dealt with large numbers of high-need students.
through the following two summers, at both the University High School and San Francisco Day School
At Breakthrough, she found what she was looking for. Classes of eight freed her teachers to plan their lessons around their students’ needs and interests. Linda also appreciated their willingness to invest as much time as necessary. “When you don’t understand something, you can find them at lunch,” she says. “They explain it in a different way so you’ll understand it.”
those places. On Career Day you see what the job is like and you find out about the responsibilities, the schools you need to go to.” Linda visited the central office of San Francisco Unified School District, where she met with staff and saw the computer systems used to store data. She began thinking it would be interesting to work in education, helping teachers and thereby helping kids.
Classes were engaging. Linda remembers learning to solve equations and calculate the circumference of a circle in math class. In health science, she learned about trans-fats and high-fructose corn syrup; one day, the whole class ate healthy cheese doodles.
Linda graduated from The Hamlin School and recently started ninth grade at San Francisco University High School. She feels her time at Breakthrough has prepared her well for an academically rigorous college-preparatory environment — everything from organizing her binder to annotating text.
The students at Breakthrough are “really nice. If you have any troubles, they’re more than willing to help you. They’ll support you – they won’t make fun of you. If you need a friend to be there, they’ll tell you about a time they went through the same thing.”
She feels her time at Breakthrough has
One of the special opportunities Linda appreciated most was Career Day. “You always hear, ‘Oh, I want to be a doctor,’ or, ‘Oh, I want to be a lawyer.’ But you never get to actually visit
environment – everything from
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prepared her well for an academically rigorous college-preparatory organizing her binder to annotating text.
sites. The experience gave him a concrete sense of students’ diverse learning needs and the camaraderie of the teaching profession, as well as the challenging, but gratifying, nature of the work. “There are not a lot of careers where you get so close to the impact you make.” After graduating from Cal in 2004, Bobby returned to SFDS as an Associate Teacher, working with a number of faculty members including Megan Green (née Buttery), who remains a fourth grade lead teacher at the School. Watching students progress over the course of a full year in the classroom was memorable, as well as seeing the breadth of resources employed to support each student. “It really heightened my expectations for the schools I’ve worked in since.” After some time at Breakthrough’s national office, Bobby enrolled in the Stanford Teacher Education Program, earning his M.Ed. He subsequently taught World Studies in the IB program at Berkeley High School before accepting a position in the history department at Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City. In 2012, Bobby returned to Breakthrough for the first of two summers as an Instructional Coach, training and supporting the college-aged intern teachers in the writing department. He not only made an impact, he feels, but also developed his own practice. The summers also left him “really reinvigorated and reenergized. We have a chance to work with some of the
strongest, most interesting young people in the country – who are voluntarily doing something really, really challenging.” “I always think of myself as someone who got really lucky,” he adds, “who basically sneaked into college and a career and a successful life. Neither of my parents went to college out of high school, so even though I got pretty good grades, I wasn’t always sure that I was making the right choices about which classes to sign up for, or how to prepare myself for the next thing.” Having overcome the obstacles on his own path to higher education, Bobby is determined to help other young people do the same.
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$10,000+ Anonymous Melissa Buckley and Rajesh Atluru Jennifer and Thomas Battat Cleo Foundation Dodge & Cox Investment Managers Laura and John Fisher Google Community Grants Fund of the Tides Foundation Jenerosity Foundation Susan Byrd and Mark Lampert Ann and Brian Roberts The Walther Foundation Weinstein Family Charitable Foundation
$5,000+ Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Cathy and Sandy Dean Randi and Bob Fisher Tracy and Patrick Jennings Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Uzma and Ahmed Khaishgi Jane and Roger Mortimer Eve Niquette and Charles Pohl The Walmart Foundation
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Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Roslyn and Lisle Payne Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Laura Sanchez Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Seung-il Shin SFDS Administrative Team Jill and Thatcher Thompson Jenni and Hassan Zaidi
$1,000+ Anonymous (3) Claire and Eric Alt Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Diana Nelson and John Atwater Alice and Adam Cahan Katie and Reed Colley Beth and Andy Daecher Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Carrie and Stouffer Egan Lisa Kessler and Glenn Egrie Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt Gillian and Peter Emblad Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers Anna Gale Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Anne and Nick Germanacos Fif Ghobadian Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program Kaatri and Douglas Grigg Kelly and Michael Halper Monique and Martin Kobinger David Kremer Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Sandra Kim and Vitus Leung Donna and Rick Matcovich Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Gabrey and Tommy Means The Moody’s Foundation Matching Gift Program Jenny and Nehal Raj
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$500+ Brenda and Joe Adeeb Breakthrough Collaborative Scott E. and J. Scott Case Jiyeon and Steven Choi Ginny and Ed Conner Meghan Shannon and Jose Davila Lisa Giannone and Michael Dillingham Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Jennifer Lively and Eric Edmondson Electronic Arts Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Jenna and Steven Feinberg Ann French Claudia Futter Denton Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Lisa Inman and Alisa Gilden Janie Green Jim Fisher and Eric Guerin Elizabeth and Ian Halifax Susan Bailey-Harnden and David Harnden Laura and Charles Hespe Marian and Bill Howard Megan and Matt Howard
Tip Kim Annie and Perry Klebahn Caroline and Eric Kress Kim Niquette and Winston Krone William Kushner Marsha Maytum and William Leddy Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer Wendy and James Miller Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Noe and Mel Murphy Navid Oreizy Kimberley Tompkins Pettigrew and Stephen Pettigrew Lance Fulford and Sanders Pitman Shahnaz Taplin and Carl Pope Gay Outlaw and Robert Schmitz Jessica and Eric Spaly Julie Kim and Thomas Stahl Suzzanne Uhland Susan and Christopher Wilkens Emily and Michael Wikins Janet and Art Wong Ron Zeff
$250+ Anonymous Vanessa and Matthew Alexander Patricia Anwandter Diana Wolf and Darren Bianchi Lesley Bunim ‘91 Ladan and Shirzad Chamine Michelle Chen and Seak Chao Jennifer and Scott Derringer Mardi Dier Lynn Bunim and Sandy Fetter Martha French and Anthony Fusco Christy and Scott Habetz Meredith Osborn and Christiaan Highsmith
Jennifer and Howard Holderness Katherine and Alexander Ladd Celeste and Anthony Meier Elizabeth Gedney and Daniel Polk Susan Rochman and Robin Romdalvik Margarita Cabrera-Scarlata and Karim Scarlata Barbara and John Seegal Christy and Alan Tripp Kate O’Hanlan and Leonie Walker Holly Holter and Jay Williams
$100+ Anonymous Tajel Shah and John Abraham Elizabeth Balassone Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Leah Rosenkrantz and Jeffrey Bluestone Alice Woodman-Russell and Ryan Brill Jill Buckley David Cannington Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Amy Conger Meredyth Skemp and Bobby Cupp Sheryl Davis Nina de Clerq Shelly Dolev Julie and Jon Elam, in Memory of Sheila Gadsden Marsha Cohen and Robert Feyer
Cynthia Traina and Steven Fillipow Ellen Kaye and Wim Fleishhacker Jane Ibrahim Gaito and Michael Gaito Colette and Stephen Galiani Ruth and Bill Goldman Albert R. Gonzales, Jr. Margene Filson and Hans Hartman Elisa and John Hayashi Erica Hernandez Roja and Masoud Kamali Yvonne Keene Josephine Kennedy Allison and Vince Kim Leah Tessler and Rupert McConnell Sarah W. McKay John Fernandes and Kevin McSpadden Caroline Tsen and James Morris Becky Mortimer and Doug Nugent Sharon Olken Jennifer Ozanne Eleanor Bigelow and Tom Paper Jumee and David Park Christin and Andrew Pienkny Pirzada Family Foundation Katy Gaul and Alex Reese Gerard Regan Suzanne Klein and Dan Rosenbaum Samantha Graham and Michael Savulescu Barbara and Robert Scavullo Meghan Schwartz
Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Arden Hoffman and Dana Sherwood Wendy and Bob Singley Helen Manber and Bradley Solomon Pallavi Sharma and Vishal Tayal Shirley and Buzz Thompson Judie and Howard Wexler
$1+ Jessica Brooks Michael Daniels Belann Giarretto Carter Graham Rose and Peter Helm Harriette and Henry Helmer Eleanor Hicks Monika Khushf Carisa Dorosh and Andre Lira Gordenstein Evelyn C. Manies Anne Paine Brian Silveira Vanessa Cho and Matt Simmons Susan Sonnemaker Elinor Tappé Christopher Wilcox Andrea Wise Pei Hua Chen and Kwok Jing Yeung
In-Kind Support Adler & Colvin AT&T Breakthrough Collaborative California Academy of Sciences
Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Conifer Securities, LLC Darioush Epicurus Gillian and Peter Emblad Exploratorium Facebook Cynthia Traina and Steven Fillipow Goldman Sachs Google iSearch Media Kaiser Permanente Kim Niquette and Winston Krone Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Andrea Evans and Chris Lehane Microsoft ModCloth.com Renee Otero Jennifer Ozanne Ann Pattison Roslyn and Lisle Payne Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Alice and Dan Reynolds Laura Robertson Rocket Lawyer Alison and Jon Ruff San Francisco Day School Barbara and Robert Scavullo Scavullo Design Interiors Vicky Simonds and Tom Scharffenberger SFJAZZ Superior Court of California County of San Francisco
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Rebecca Lewis joined the San Francisco Day
Anne Paine joined the San Francisco Day
School community as an assistant teacher in
School community in 2002. Anne is a sixth
1994, and then came back as a kindergarten
and seventh grade world history teacher
lead teacher in 1999. Rebecca also has two
and a seventh grade advisor. Anne is also
children currently attending SFDS; a son in
our school’s resident “Queen Bee”: each
third grade and a son in fifth grade.
year, she facilitates a beloved Day School tradition, the National GeoBee.
Why did you choose to become a teacher?
How does being a parent inform your teaching?
What inspires you about teaching at SFDS?
I grew up in a family of educators, so teaching has always been a natural part of my life – my father and sister are both teachers, as well as several of my cousins. I recall my dad being so satisfied in his profession, just completely fulfilled and engaged in his teaching career. He sincerely believed that it is important to love what you do and I agree with him. Working with children is something that I’ve always enjoyed.
I definitely became more empathetic after becoming a parent. Raising children helps you to understand how difficult parenting really is. Now that I have some distance and more perspective, I am able to anticipate certain things and plan differently. I feel like my work with parents has grown, because I can offer them my thoughts on what to expect further down the line. I am more comfortable with what the trajectory of student life looks like here, so it also helps me to promote the sanctity of play and unstructured time in kindergarten.
It’s all about the children and their enthusiasm for learning. I have former students come back to visit who are history majors or work in related fields, and it all started here at the Day School. I also love having the opportunity to create my own curriculum, and to help children understand what the story of human events really is. I tell my students all the time: history is just stories.
What brought you to SFDS? I originally worked at SFDS for two years as an assistant teacher in Kindergarten, with a lead teacher named Margarita Rhodes. She was an incredible mentor to me and we stayed in touch after I left and worked at a public school in south San Francisco. I returned to SFDS after Margarita reached out and encouraged me to apply for the permanent position. I know from experience that this was a great place to teach – I loved my colleagues, and working next door to Margarita was too hard to pass up. It really is amazing, what we offer here. I sometimes wonder what would I be like, if I had gone to a school like this, in a community like ours. What do you value about our school? I really appreciate our focus on professional development. It really gives you the space to focus and work on your skills. For example – I once had a project that was about listening to children and watching their body language. It taught me to listen in more ways than one, and to notice the small things. It’s like being a detective in a sense, seeking out and making sure that children’s sensory needs are being met, so that they are ready to learn.
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What is something you are looking forward to in the upcoming year? My class this year is really special – they just love to sing, even more so than some of my classes in the past. They are naturally engaged in singing and I want to embrace that. Singing is a stretch for me – rhythm and memorization don’t come easily to me, so it is something that I am always working to improve. This is a great class for me to push myself – a real growth mindset opportunity.
“It really is amazing, what we offer here. I sometimes wonder what would I be like, if I had gone to a school like this, in a community like ours.”
How has being an advisor impacted your work here? As an advisor, I have the opportunity to get to know my advisees really well – not just the girl or boy we see here every day, but I am able to learn about their lives beyond the school, whether it’s extracurricular activities or home life. It’s important for children to have an adult that they can go to
for counsel, even beyond academic advice. Helping children feel safe and valuable while nurturing these relationships is an important aspect of teaching adolescents. What are some aspects of your career that you most value? I am very fond of this age group – I feel like an adolescent specialist! I find connections with this group and their families, and can address the need of the whole child. I also really appreciate the colleagues that I have here. They are a collection of intelligent, kind, and humorous people that make the working environment a place where not only children work, learn, and grow, but adults do too. I love that we take care of each other.
“As an advisor, I have the opportunity to get to know my advisees really well — not just the girl or boy we see here every day, but I am able to learn about their lives beyond the school, whether it’s extracurricular activities or home life.”
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Michael DuryeeBrowner ‘03 & Michelle Low ‘03
Charles Thieriot ’92
Michael Duryee-Browner ’03 and Michelle Low ’03 both returned to the San Francisco Day School community as assistant teachers in 2012. Michael earned a BA in history from Emory University, and now teaches fourth grade with Beth Hatem. Michelle graduated from University of the Pacific with a BA in liberal studies, and teaches third grade with Stephanie Tybinka. Why did you choose to become a teacher? Michael: Generally, I enjoy hearing what young people have to say. They are elegantly honest in a way that is refreshing. I actually started as a Day School tutor in 7th grade for Breakthrough. I found myself back in the Breakthrough program several years later – I was working harder than I ever had, but I loved every minute of it. Michelle: Ever since the 8th grade, I knew that I wanted to work with children. Throughout my high school career I tutored students and I applied to an education program for college. During college, I realized that the field of education was where I belonged and that teaching was my calling. How has SFDS influenced your career choice? Michael: Strength of community was something that I focused on during my job search, and San Francisco Day School has it in spades.
Michelle: When I first set off on this journey, I knew that I wanted to come back to SFDS to teach. Hildy Burness, my third grade teacher here, made a huge impact on the person I am today. She is someone I aspire to be like, and I want to have the same kind of influence on my students. What was it like to return as a teacher? Michael: As a student, you assume your teachers are just moving from station to station, day to day, just like you are. In reality, the amount of pre-planning, prep work, and reflection required of teachers at this school is astounding. Michelle: Being on the other side of the desk definitely required an adjustment period. It was nice to see familiar faces and have that warm welcoming feeling, but the most difficult thing for me was learning to call the teachers by their first names!
Charles (Charlie) Thieriot ’92 received a BA in English language and literature from the University of Vermont. He is a department manager at Llano Seco Organic Meats, Heirloom Beans and Grains. Llano Seco is a local provider of fresh and processed organic pork, beef, beans, and grains. Charlie is also the first San Francisco Day School graduate to have a child follow in his footsteps at SFDS—his son is a kindergartner. What was it like to come back to SFDS as a parent? I came to the Day School in fifth grade, so this is actually my first time experiencing the lower school here. All I knew was that I had a great experience here, but I didn’t know what to expect in kindergarten for my son. During the bridge conferences this year, I saw that our teachers still spend a huge amount of time learning about the children. It makes me happy to see teachers taking the time to invest in my son, just as teachers like Mr. Young and Mr. Trapasso did with me. Looking back, are there specific moments that stand out to you? Mr. Young made a huge impression on me. I was a somewhat difficult student, and he was one of the first teachers who inspired me and made me feel like I had a personal relationship with a teacher. Day in and day out, Mr. Young would go out of his way to check in with me. I always felt that he was coming from a place of true empathy, and not a place of judgment. His confidence helped me become a more serious student, which I was able to carry with me into high school and throughout my career. How did you get into your field of work? I come from a long line of ranchers; Llano Seco has been in my family for six generations. I’ve been directly involved for the past three years, overseeing a private-label program and managing all relationships associated with consumers via our brand. I took over the organic meat brand and expanded our network of supporters and partners beyond groceries,
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to also include restaurant and chef relationships. In a sense, I reinvented our business model, so although I receive a lot of support I am often playing the role of salesman and educator, which is tricky. What are some of the challenges you face? I am representing my family, which has intrinsic stresses. All of the department heads live on the property, so together we are constantly mindful of living synergistically with our animals and the natural environment. There’s no such thing as going on vacation and getting away – you have to be on top of every detail, especially when you work in this industry. The regulations and certifications around organic and natural products hold us to a very specific standard. Thankfully this is an incredibly friendly market. People here embrace the combination of technology and food, so it is the perfect space for testing new ideas and connecting local farmers to consumers. What do you most value about your work? As a society, we have moved away from knowing or caring where our meat comes from-we have become disconnected. I grew up as a hunter and fisherman, so knowing and understanding where food comes from feels more ethical to me. I am able to both respect and feel responsible for the animals that I eat; I have learned to hold both ideas in my mind and heart, and I hope to teach my son the same. Animals are sentient, sociable beings, and if my business succeeds, then I know it is because the animals are living as I do – as happily and healthily as possible. ANNUAL REPORT 2012–2013
Alumni Class Notes Charles Thieriot ’92
Caitlin Collentine ’97
Meghan Healy Luecke ’01
Joren Dawson ’05
My son Matias is attending SFDS Kindergarten this fall. I would love to educate the SFDS students and staff about organic and heirloom food production. http://www.llanoseco.com/
I work as a stylist at The Pretty Pretty Collective in SF’s Mission District.
Abigail Munn ’93
I’m living and working in Nanjing, China.
I recently joined the U.S. Foreign Service and will soon begin my first full tour in Nairobi, Kenya. During my first year, I will serve as a Political Officer working on human rights, religious freedom and Kenyan politics. In my second year, I will serve as Special Assistant to Ambassador Robert Godec. While in training at the State Department, I’ve had an unexpected perk: I get to see an old SFDS friend, Katharine Kendrick, who works on internet freedom here!
I haven’t followed the path that most others have taken out of SFDS. I’m a professional circus performer. After graduating from the Urban School, I moved to Montreal to go to the National Circus School. At school I focused my time on aerial straps and Chinese hoop diving. I like to jump and fly about. Since graduating about nine months ago I yet to have any time off! I have been mainly employed by three companies and have done some events for others. My work has taken me to Germany, Italy, Brazil, the US, and a million small towns of Quebec (taxes are getting complicated). Check out my work at JorenDawson.com and follow my artist page at https:// www.facebook.com/JorenDawson. If we ever cross paths anywhere in the world be sure to let me know!
Alan Cheng ’99
I am the Artistic Director of Circus Bella. www.circusbella.com
Max Tremblay ’99
Che Hashim ’94
I co-edited White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race (New York: Verso, 2011).
I’m currently working as an attorney representing employees in actions against employers, and the criminally accused in state court actions throughout the Bay Area.
Ben Blatteis ’00
Jonas Heineman ’95
I am based in Shanghai and will be moving to Hong Kong soon. Please drop me a line if any SFDS graduates are passing through!
I spent seven years in Ohio and Illinois working on progressive political campaigns; it’s good to be home!
Courtney Mattison ’00
Jonathan Perrelli ’95
I recently moved to Denver, CO and have set up my own studio and small private gallery called the “Inland Sea Studio.” That’s where I create my large-scale ceramic sculptural work and smaller home decor objects to inspire marine conservation with the trade name Corallia. I’m living with my boyfriend of five years, Thad, who is in his first year of medical school at University of CO. And I have tons of amazing memories from SF Day!!
My brother, Alexander Perrelli, and I started a kids clothing company called Dinosaurus (www.WeAreDinosaurus.com). We make clothes based on dinosaurs that inspire imagination and education and aim to encourage kids to get outside and into their imaginations.
Benjamin Bert ’96 I am completing my cornea fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute at USC to be able to perform corneal transplant surgeries and laser refractive surgeries as well as treat corneal and external diseases of the eye. After 13 years away from San Francisco I will be returning this summer (July 2013) to join my father in our joint ophthalmology practice downtown.
Besse Gardner ’96 I have lived in Los Angeles the last 7.5 years but am about to transfer to London for 2 years. Don’t worry; I’ll always be a San Franciscan.
Jesse Biroscak ’97 I moved back to SF in May 2012 after a long time abroad. Am very happy to be back ...and living near SFDS! 38
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Emily Proud ’00 You can visit my art portfolio at www.emilyproud.com and follow me on twitter @emproud.
Sam Feigenbaum ’01 I absolutely love art, music, and creative writing - so naturally I went deeper into academia where none of that is encouraged. While there, I coauthored a book that is quite popular in the integrative peacebuilding community and nowhere else. I am currently working on my master’s thesis about the Rohingya in Burma, which is too depressing to mention here, and a novel (like actually working on it, not just sitting around thinking about how it’d be great to be an accomplished author) about an inappropriate few months I spent in Mexico. Neither of these is titled yet but I’ll update accordingly.
Douglas Go ’02 I’m currently studying optometry, with aspirations of following in the footsteps of my father, Dr. Randall Go.
Ned Klein ’03 I learned more at SFDS than any of the schools I have since attended.
Rebecca Lynch ’04 I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Biology.
Armen Melikian ‘04 I graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in May 2012, earning a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering. I’m in my first year of a Master of Science program in Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. While at JHU, I worked in the national security and defense community, and that work has continued through to his graduate work and research. I’m scheduled to complete my MS in 2014.
Adrian Fernandez ’05 Next year I’ll be working with a doctor who’s also a professor at Stanford. We’ll be analyzing specifically what types of forces are involved in concussive hits by distributing mouth guards that the lab engineered to include accelerometers and gyrometers to Stanford athletic teams. The doctor is also the medical director of the 49ers and I work as a medical intern and research assistant for the team.
Sara Ach ’06 I’m playing NCAA soccer for Pitzer College.
Monica Natali Renteria Rios ’07 Recently went on an Alternative Breaks Trip to Guatemala to concentrate on education sustainability while having the chance to interact and teach the children a bit as well as go for a day to a disability center while taking part in various traditions in honor of holy week.
Liza Ach ’08 I’m studying to become a nurse practitioner.
Molly Seligman ’08 I’m a member of the D1 national championship contending rugby team at Stanford.
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Alumni Class of 2009 Reunion
Alumni Board 2012-2013
In June 2013, our SFDS Alumni Board & Young Alumni Committee hosted a reunion luncheon for the Class of 2009. Day Schoolers came back to campus for a panel chat with our Alumni Board and Young Alumni Committee members. The panel offered our new alumni an opportunity to discuss life after high school, what to expect freshman year of college, and how to stay connected with the community moving forward. Many board members shared their personal experiences post-high school, discussing topics including time management, changing relationships, new surroundings, and managing personal finances. Following the panel discussion, alums both old and new exchanged information and made plans to reconnect at our next reunion event.
The SFDS Alumni Board was launched on February 11, 2013, and is comprised of former San Francisco Day School students spanning more than 20 graduation years. Trustee Tommy Davis ‘96 helped SFDS spearhead this initiative and acts as the liaison between the Alumni Board and the SFDS Board of Trustees.
Front Row: Kate Goldstein-Breyer ‘93, Marisa McCarthy ‘95 Back Row: Max Jan ‘99, Claire Fisher ‘05, Max Wesman ‘97, Lexie Fisher ‘00, Matt Stratton ‘92 Not pictured: Ezra Berman ‘94, Stevie Howell ‘95, Lilah Hume ‘00, Sarah Seegal ‘00, Matthew Kahn ‘91 and Jesse Biroscak ‘97
Alumni Board 2012-2013 Matt Stratton ‘92, President
Ezra Berman ‘94
Lilah Hume ‘00
Lexie Fisher ‘00, Co-Vice President
Jesse Biroscak ‘97
Max Jan ‘99
Max Wesman ‘97, Co-Vice President
Kate Goldstein-Breyer ‘93
Matthew Kahn ‘91
Marisa McCarthy ‘95, Secretary
Claire Fisher ‘05
Sarah Seegal ‘00
Stevie Howell ‘95
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College Matriculation: Class of 2009* High School Matriculation: Class of 2013 Congratulations to the SFDS Class of 2013! We look forward to their future endeavors and achievements as they embark on their high school careers. Abraham Lincoln High School
Lowell High School (2)
The Bay School of San Francisco (6)
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
Somerville House, Australia
Stuart Hall High School
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School (5)
University High School (10)
Drew College Preparatory (2)
Urban School of San Francisco (5)
International High School (2)
San Francisco Waldorf School
Lick Wilmerding High School (7)
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Best wishes to the Class of 2009 as they conclude their high school careers as they move on to pursue new opportunities. We are proud to have SFDS alumni attending the following colleges and universities, among others: Bard College
Stanford University (2)
United States Military Academy
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
George Washington University
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Denver
University of Pennsylvania (2)
Haverford College (2)
University of Washington
Lewis and Clark College
Wesleyan University (2)
New York University
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Faculty and Staff Meg Adler Vanessa Alexander Annette Allen Lindsay Anderson Nicholas Anton Marcella Anwandter Cathy Aragon Erin Acharya Herb Bool Randall Bowman Jessica Boyles Aaron Brill Melissa Brown Lisa Busby Megan Buttery Wesley Carter Eleanor Coffelt Sue Collentine Chris Corrigan Damian Crosby Karen Dauer Katharine Daugherty Danny De Leon Daniel DeLuca Natalie Dunn Michael Duryee-Browner
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Amanda Elliston Heidi Erbe Rodney Ewing Elizabeth Gedney Sandi Gilmore Eric Gladstone Grady Gordon Carter Graham Belinda Gray Andrea Green Sarah Hale Homa Hanjani Beth Hatem Brian Herrick Kim Holland Elise Holston David E. Jackson Sheri Leavitt Jesse Lee Rebecca Lewis Michelle Low Michael Mancini Evelyn Manies Andrew Manton Ilona Marshall Melissa Mendiola
Loren Moyé Sasha Mungal Sarah Nahabedian Meagan Nye Mary O’Brien Dasha Ostrova Renée Otero Anne Paine Ally Parker Michael Pastor Ann Pattison Michelle Phillips Kate Philpott Sabina Piersol Regan Pritzker Katie Quach Jose Ramirez Jorge Recinos Shahab Rejali Karen Richards Steve Roberts Leah Rosenkrantz Naomi Rudolph Alison Ruff Carolyn Sasser Randi Schor
Jenee Scott Andy Shin Leah Shoaff Danielle Short Andrea Shuel Andrew Smith Susan Sonnemaker Vishal Sood Audrey Soriano Tristen Sturm Elinor Tappé Isabel Taylor Chaz Thomas Chery Thomas Alexandra Tobin Jason Tognetti Jeff Turner Hope Van Sciver Elizabeth Wachtler Rosa Wang-McClung Chris Wilcox David Wildkress Alice Woodman-Russell Joel Young
Acknowledgments and Credits We extend our profound gratitude to the many donors who generously supported SFDS during the fiscal year of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and listings in this report. Please accept our sincere apologies if any errors or omissions have been made. Please bring oversights to the attention of the SFDS development office. The Annual Report is published by San Francisco Day School development office. Director of Development Vanessa Alexander
Communications Michelle Phillips
Annual Fund and Alumni Relations Jamieson Bunn
Database Management Danielle Short Events Dasha Ostrova
Photography Mugsy Clicks Photography Staff and Parent Volunteers Design Julie Rozelle Contreras, UrbanBirdDesign.com
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