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ANNUAL REPORT

2011-2012


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.


Table of Contents From the Head of School............................................................................2 From the President of the Board of Trustees............................................ 3 New Trustees, 2012–2013............................................................................4 From the Treasurer.......................................................................................6 Financial Overview 2011-2012.....................................................................7 From the President of the Parents Association.........................................8 Parents Association......................................................................................9 Annual Fund.................................................................................................10 Endowment Gifts and Funds......................................................................19 Supporting San Francisco Day School.......................................................23 CultureFest 2012: For the LOVE of Art ......................................................24 From the Executive Director of Breakthrough San Francisco..................28 Faculty Profiles..............................................................................................34 Alumni Class Notes......................................................................................36 High School and College Matriculations...................................................37 Alumni Profiles.............................................................................................38 Faculty and Staff...........................................................................................40

ON THE COVER: In 2011, the SFDS community came together to create a work of art commemorating our 30th anniversary. Nearly 400 students, 50 faculty members, and 10 parent artists contributed to “For the LOVE of art” based on the Robert Indiana art piece. For a video about the making of “For the LOVE of art,” visit: https://vimeo.com/sfday and select “SFDS LOVE Art.”

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From the Head of School 2011-2012 was an extraordinary year for San Francisco Day School. Not only was it our 30th anniversary, a considerable milestone in itself, but we also successfully completed the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) re-accreditation process. One is a nod to our school heritage and journey; the other to our future. Both achievements fill me with pride to be a part of the SFDS community. Undertaking a school re-accreditation is no easy task. It is a rigorous, intensive process and requires deep analysis of how well the school is serving its students, parents, and faculty. Arriving on the heels of our strategic plan, this project afforded us the opportunity to scrutinize our implementation and assessment strategies. Our faculty worked tirelessly to produce a detailed, in-depth report communicating ways to effectively prepare students with 21st century learning skills: the instinct to think critically, the courage to take intellectual risks and persist through hardships, and the confidence to work collaboratively with others. The CAIS committee concluded the process with commendations for the School, including: “The Committee commends the Students for their poise, creativity, confidence, kindness, depth of thought and leadership resulting in an atmosphere of mutual respect, inclusivity and a love of learning.” What a gratifying affirmation of our bright, passionate students, their strong habits of mind, and their capacity to succeed at and beyond San Francisco Day School. Clearly, our students are benefiting from your generosity and support, which preserve our school’s innovative educational ideas, thoughtful differentiated instruction methods, and exceptional teachers. Please accept my gratitude for your role in contributing to our success. The re-accreditation was but one more illustration of our capacity to uphold the vision of our founders, three decades later. A school is able to succeed when members do just a little bit more…from the teacher who spends an extra hour on his lesson plan, to the parent volunteer who spends her morning leading a school tour, to the family who gives just a little more each year to the Annual Fund. Our school works because every member of our community goes above and beyond, every day. Thank you for your partnership, your perseverance, and your love for our school.

David E. Jackson, Ed.D. Head of School

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From the President of the Board of Trustees 2011-12 was a year of celebration for San Francisco Day School, and that spirit propelled us forward all year. The board’s first priority was to continue the momentum behind the adoption of our strategic plan. A committee of trustees is overseeing the implementation and assessment of the plan’s academic goals while faculty action groups for each of the four pillars work on curriculum development. Teaching cultural competency, supporting a growth mindset, modeling a healthy lifestyle, challenging students to take intellectual risks while imparting a sense of confidence— these are all complex issues that at the same time present an exciting opportunity for positive change and an even stronger school. We also continued our mission to strengthen the financial sustainability of SFDS. We cultivated our endowment campaign with the generous support of our community, and have raised over $13 million in endowment and bridge funding since the campaign’s inception in 2011. Another highlight of our thirtieth year was a bold commitment to provide an academic environment even more conducive to teaching and learning in the 21st century. Our lower school playground, cafeteria/kitchen, and rooftop play space were renovated and received significant upgrades and improvements. Our new facilities will enrich the daily lives of our students, and dramatically enhance the health and wellness of the community. Last, it is with pleasure that we welcome our new trustees: Bert Galleno, Tommy Davis ’96, John Hayashi, Janet McKinley, and Topher Solmssen. I also want to extend a warm welcome to our new co-presidents, Carl Kawaja and Laura Spivy. Carl and Laura have each contributed countless hours of service to our board, and I look forward to their leadership in 2012–13. Two years ago I was given the privilege of being elected President of the Board of Trustees at San Francisco Day School. As I retire my seat, I offer my sincere appreciation to the SFDS community for your support. It has been both a pleasure and an honor to serve you.

Michael Halper President, Board of Trustees

2011- 2012 BO ARD O F T RUS T EES Michael Halper, President Beth Berliner, VP & Secretary Peter Dickstein, Vice President Carl Kawaja, Vice President Laura Spivy, Treasurer Nicole Krassner, PA President David Jackson, Head of School

Nancy Adler Katie Albright Tommy Battat Orlando Bravo Lesley Bunim ‘91 Sandy Dean Fif Ghobadian Malcolm John

Ken McNeely Alicia Nogales Jenny Pearlman Ann Roberts Leslee Subak Christy Tripp Grace Won Molly Wood

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New Trustees, 2012–2013 Humberto A. “Bert” Galleno Bert Galleno is the founder of Gravity Capital Group, a corporate development and strategic planning services firm working with early stage and mature companies. Previously, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, working on M&A and capital markets transactions across the technology, media, communications, consumer, and industrial sectors. Bert served as a Trustee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum from 2006 through 2012, during which time he served as Board President, a member of the Executive Committee, and Chair of the Diversity & Community Partnership and Nominating Committees. He is currently a Trustee of the Reading Partners Bay Area Regional Board. At San Francisco Day School, Bert is a member of and has chaired the Parent Group on Diversity and has been an officer of the Parents Association serving as the Diversity Chair. Bert and his wife Lareina (a native San Franciscan) have lived in the city since 2004, after living abroad in Hong Kong, and have two sons, Nicolas (4th) and Sebastian (K). Bert is happiest playing and coaching youth soccer (having coached SFDS class teams from K–3rd grade).

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Janet McKinley Janet McKinley began her professional career in retail buying and currently owns Janet McKinley Interiors. Janet received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a professional certificate from New York School of Interior Design. Passionate about education, she has spent the last 25 years supporting institutions and programs that inspire and support learning. Janet is currently on the Board of the San Francisco Film Society, serves on the Education and Exhibits Committee of the California Academy of Sciences and actively manages several endowed undergraduate learning and development grants. She has also served on the boards of Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation (1980-1995), San Francisco Day School (1989–2001), San Francisco University High School (1998–2005), and the California Academy of Sciences (2001–2011). During her previous terms at SFDS, she chaired the board’s education and trustee committees and was involved in three capital campaigns. She and her husband Tom are parents of Sara (SFDS 1995; Harvard College 2003; Harvard Business School 2007), Thomas (SFDS 1998; Bowdoin 2006; NYU Stern Business School 2013) and Kathryn (SFDS 2001; Harvard College 2009).

Carl and Laura both joined the board in the 2007-08

Carl Kawaja Laura Spivy

school year, and have each made tremendous contribu-

We are excited to welcome trustees Carl Kawaja

committee, and has been the treasurer for the past two

tions to the School as trustees and as parents. Previously, Carl chaired the development committee and also served on the trustee and education committees and as vice president. Laura chaired the finance committee, served on the discounted tuition task force and education

and Laura Spivy to their new roles as board

years. We are fortunate to have their guidance and

co-presidents beginning in the 2012-13 term.

leadership on the board for San Francisco Day School.

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John Hayashi John Hayashi is a tax attorney at Thompson Tax & Associates, LLC, a state and local tax consulting firm that he co-founded with Dan Thompson just after his daughter, Elizabeth, was born 10 years ago. Prior to Thompson Tax, John was Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel at Wells Fargo Bank for over seven years before moving on to be the Practice Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ State Tax Consulting group’s San Francisco office. John is an active volunteer at San Francisco Day School. He is served as a Volunteer Chair of the Parents Association and an officer of the PA’s Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the Parent Advisory Committee on Cultural Competency. Prior to these roles, John served a term as co-chair on the Parent Volunteers Committee for Admission, and has been a regular participant in the Parent Group on Diversity. In spring of 2010, John contributed to the development of the strategic plan, and he recently participated as a member of the Head of Upper School Search Committee. John Hayashi, a third-generation Japanese-American, was born and raised in St. Louis before eventually moving to San Francisco in 1992 via Los Angeles. John earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Managerial Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and was a licensed CPA while a Missouri resident. John and his wife Elisa are parents of Elizabeth, a current fifth grader.

Christopher Solmssen Christopher “Topher” Solmssen is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Evercore Institutional Equities at Evercore Partners in San Francisco, where his focus is technology, media, and telecom. Topher joined Evercore in 2010 from Credit Suisse, where he was Sector Head for the US Equities media and telecom group. Prior to starting at Credit Suisse in 2005, Topher spent 10 years in asset management, most recently as the media and telecom analyst at RCM Global Investors. He graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in 1990. Topher is married to Courtney Cooney, and has 3 children at SFDS: Max (5th), Pippa (2nd) and Maisie (1st). For the past 7 years Topher has been a Board Member of Food Runners, an organization whose network of volunteers picks up excess food and delivers it to those in need.

Tommy Davis ’96 Tommy Davis is currently a second year MBA student at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. Prior to starting at Stanford in 2011, Tommy spent 3 years as an investment associate at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. While at General Atlantic, he focused on investments in the financial services sector, and was based out of both their Palo Alto and New York offices. Prior to General Atlantic, Tommy spent 3 years as an Investment Banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, in both their financial institutions M&A group and the financial sponsors group. He graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in 2005, majoring in Government and Legal Studies and minoring in Spanish. He graduated from San Francisco Day School in 1996. Tommy has two sisters who are also graduates of the Day School, Louise (1995) and Jeannie (2012). ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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From the Treasurer San Francisco Day School ended the 2011–2012 school year in a strong financial position. SFDS continues to be debt-free, has an operating surplus, and a solid balance sheet. Our community continued its tradition of amazing generosity to our school, both in monetary gifts and the amount of time and energy that our community gives on behalf of our school. We thank our community for its tremendous support of our school this year, and thank our parent volunteers and talented development professionals who make an enormous commitment of time and energy to raise these funds for SFDS. In 2011-2012, the school raised $1.6 million in Annual Fund and directed gifts. 95% of our current families participated in this generosity. In addition, an amazing $300,000 was raised through our Parents Association fundraisers, including the Library Party and CultureFest: For the Love of Art. These current-use funds provide essential support for discounted tuition, differentiated instruction, teacher training, and teacher compensation. In June, the school began work on three exciting projects —the lower school playground, the roof, and the kitchen/ cafeteria. These projects support the aspirations of our strategic plan, and enhance the day to day experience for our students. To support these facilities projects, over $221,000 was raised through Raise the Paddle at CultureFest and an additional $363,000 was raised through individual gifts. As the school continues to move forward in its facilities planning process, funds like these will be critical to realizing the goal of having a facility that supports the school’s educational objectives. A strong focus on long term financial planning and sustainability is one of the ongoing focuses of the strategic plan. In 2010-2011, the school launched an endowment campaign in order to enhance long term financial sustainability. In 20112012, our community gave and pledged an extraordinary $4.4 million to our endowment campaign. We ended last year with $17 million, and our total endowment will be $21 million, including all pledges to the campaign. This is the

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third consecutive year that our endowment has grown, thanks to generous endowment gifts and trusted guidance from our investment committee. This year the school, through an investment by our endowment, purchased 2120-22 Golden Gate Avenue. While this property continues to operate as an investment property, it provides options as we continue our facilities planning process. By controlling expenses, we kept our tuition increase below prior year levels while increasing the impact and quality of our educational program. Our future focus includes maintaining strict cost controls while pursuing academic excellence through professional development and curriculum development. We also will continue to diversify revenues and vigilantly manage our investments. We are so fortunate to be part of a school that has a long history of sound financial management and an amazingly generous community of faculty, parents, alumni, and friends. We continue to rely on your participation to realize our goals and thank you for your ongoing support.

Laura Spivy Treasurer, 2011-2012


Revenues and Expenses 2011-2012 Revenues

Expenses

$12,882,000

$12,785,300

Tuition and Fees · 80%

Salaries and Benefits · 67%

Fundraising · 15%

Discounted Tuition · 13%

Endowment and Interest · 5%

Instructional · 6% Provision for Plant/ Depreciation · 5% Administration · 4% Plant Maintenance · 5%

2011-2012 Gifts Received for Annual Support Annual Fund

$1,068,600

Discounted Tuition

$67,500

Institute for Teaching and Learning

$101,700

Differentiated Instruction

$318,100

Parents Association/Event Fundraising

$296,200

Other restricted gifts

$90,600

Total Voluntary Support

$1,942,700

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From the President of the Parents Association Dear SFDS Community, Last year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our amazing and beloved school. With this milestone, we honored our founders, reflecting deeply on their original mission and affirming their principles.  Simultaneously, we began realizing some of the core values of our new strategic plan— an exciting process but one that would have been unattainable without our volunteers and community. Working together, we began building the “hopes and dreams” for the next generation of SFDS “global citizens!”     This year, the Parents Association led a number of initiatives in support of our mission to build an inclusive community: Cultural Competency: The Parents’ Advisory Council on Cultural Competency helped frame the School’s direction on diversity and cultural competency. Together, we realized the importance of using strong voices and understanding our personal histories in order to embrace who we are and who we can become. The Parent Education committee and Parent Group on Diversity planned and co-hosted several events with broad-based interest that challenged us on many levels.

Health & Wellness: Experienced SFDS parents guided us in building on the great work done by volunteers in redesigning the cafeteria program; creating a nutritious food program and more restful eating environment. The intensive research and planning of the new kitchen/cafeteria space could not have been completed without the talent, commitment, time, and resources of our parent body.

unprecedented giving towards vitally important needs and objectives —our Discounted Tuition program and Buildings and Grounds projects. These are a few of our many accomplishments. Together, we’ll continue to make an already great school even better! Thanks to the 2011-12 PA Executive Committee for their commitment to our school and for making our time together productive and fun! It was a pleasure working with them: Regan Pritzker, Vice President Mardi Dier, Treasurer Mary Kay Melvin, Secretary John Hayashi, Volunteer Chair Joyce Tom, Diversity Chair Working with and getting to know the faculty, students, and most of all, the parents with their varied backgrounds and experiences, has truly been a gift that makes me excited and honored to lead the Parents Association for a second year. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your PA President.

Parent Support: By providing free childcare and food for parents attending Parent Education, Parent Group on Diversity, and SEED sponsored events, participation and attendance has increased at these important events. The result is a stronger bond and family-school partnership.

CultureFest: The tireless work of the chairs and volunteers resulted in a fantastic party celebrating 30 years of art at SFDS, a theme not only important to our founders but a vital part of fine arts curriculum. That work resulted in

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Nicole Krassner President, Parents Association 2011–2012 & 2012–2013


Parents Association 2011–2012 PA Executive Committee

Family Photo Night

President: Nicole Krassner Vice President: Regan Pritzker Treasurer: Mardi Dier Secretary: Mary Kay Melvin Volunteer Chair: John Hayashi Diversity Chair: Joyce Tom

Joanne Lew Riley, Wendy Yamamura

Grandparents and Special Friends Day David Glickman, Bridget O’Rourke

Library Party Elizabeth Corbus, Frances Jue

Library Breakfast 30th Anniversary

Alice Cahan, Carrie Egan

Kelly Halper, Su-Moon Paik

Library

Admissions

Corinne Corrigan, Rick Riley

Gail Chang, David Glickman, Dawn Hartman, Ken McNeely, Judith Sansone

Joyce Tom, Susan Wilkens

Art

Education

Susie Britton, Sanders Pitman

Cafeteria Kurt Gantert

Communications Kristin Glickman, Rick Kuno

Community Service Elisa Hayashi, Wendy Miller

CultureFest Sara Byrne, Courtney Norris

Diversity

Cathy Dean, Jennifer Holderness

Learning Differences Sydney Bernier, Alexis Woods

School Store Amelia Hirsch

Staff Appreciation Holiday Party Jennie Wilson

Staff Appreciation Monthly Treats Anny Martinez

Fall Fair Howard Sackson ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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Annual Fund 2011-2012 Leadership Gifts SFDS is deeply grateful to the leadership donors for their deep generosity to the Annual Fund. Leadership donors accounted for 80% of our total Annual Fund gifts. We extend our sincere appreciation to members of our leadership categories, as well as to all the generous donors who supported SFDS last year.

Presidio Spires Anonymous Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja

Silver Dolphins Anonymous (2) Orlando Bravo Jane and Roger Mortimer Laura and Greg Spivy Jenni and Hassan Zaidi

Treasure Islanders Jennifer and Thomas Battat Cathy and Sandy Dean Laura and John Fisher Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Kelly and Michael Halper Grace Won and Richard Holden Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Gabriella Sarlo

Barbary Coasters Anonymous Ms. Madeleine Albright

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Claire and Eric Alt Scott E. and J. Scott Case Lisa Giannone and Michael Dillingham Carrie and Stouffer Egan Mrs. Doris Fisher Sakurako and William Fisher Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Mrs. Judith Little Wendy and James Miller Lisa and John Pritzker Ann and Brian Roberts

Yerba Buenas Anonymous Dawn and Scott Hartman Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Patricia Tierney and Chris Flanagan Adriana Lopez Vermut and Aaron Vermut

Gina and Michael Warren Ron Zeff

Embarcaderos Anonymous Melissa Buckley and Rajesh Atluru Cheryl and Greg Blaine Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Caitlin and Tom Brown Sara and Tom Byrne Alice and Adam Cahan Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conner Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Erica and Francis Desouza Chun Ding Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Jennifer Lively and Eric Edmondson Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers Alexandra and Steven Gordon Amelia and Steve Hirsch Jennifer and Howard Holderness Leslie and George Hume Monique and Martin Kobinger Anette Marweld Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott Skye and Don Pillsbury Sally and Toby Rosenblatt Maria and Claude Ruibal Claudia Lewis and Woody Scal Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Rosemary Tarlton and Douglas Young

Buena Vistas Anonymous Ann and Chris Barber Yuhong Du and Hai Chen Wendy Xa and Stefan Chin Jiyeon and Steven Choi Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Carolyn Klebanoff and Fred Cohen Ginny and Ed Conner Tommy Davis ’96 Jenna and Steven Feinberg Fif Ghobadian Mary Haber Laura and Charles Hespe Phyllis and David Jackson Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Donna and Rick Matcovich Gabrey and Tommy Means Wendy Berry and Michael Mendes Vickie Traina-Polatnick and David Polatnick Michelle and Andrew Potts Sheryl and James Reuben Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Lee Weiss and Scott Rome Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Rohini and Ravi Sadarangani Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Blair and Rick Shane Shirley and Richard Thompson Andrea Topper Christy and Alan Tripp Lynda Twomey Susan and Christopher Wilkens Frances Ho and George Yu


Parents Barbara and Fred Abbott Valina and Bryan Agbabian Claire and Eric Alt Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Nicola Miner and Robert Anderson 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 Jennifer and Thomas Battat Connie Best and Laurie Wayburn Diana Wolf and Darren Bianchi Alisa Won and David Biesemeyer Liam Blackwell Cheryl and Greg Blaine Laura Bongiorno and Kelly Stiles Carolyn Jones and Devon Boyle Orlando Bravo 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 Beth Callaghan Scott E. and J. Scott Case Wendy Yamamura and Michael Cavanaugh Ladan and Shirzad Chamine Gail Chang Michelle Chen and Seak Chao Joelle Chartier and Ellen DiGiacomo Yuhong Du and Hai Chen Stacie and David Cherner

At the close of the 2011-2012 academic year, 95% of current parents had made gifts to the SFDS Annual Fund. We remain eternally grateful to those parents who generously support our Annual Fund each year. Jerica and Chiyuka Chicuata Wendy Xa and Stefan Chin Jiyeon and Steven Choi Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Lisa Busby and Hovey Clark Eleanor Coffelt Ginny and Ed Conner Kerry and Ed Cooper Elizabeth and Barclay Corbus Jacqueline and Douglas Corley Corrine and Christopher Corrigan Karen Covington Phuong Le and Nicholas Da Silva Beth and Andy Daecher Theresa and Philip Dah Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Thomas J. Davis IV Jan D’Alessandro and Mark Haffenreffer Christine Irsfeld Dawkins and Douglas Dawkins Nichole and Danny De Leon Aiko and John de Souza Cathy and Sandy Dean Richard Denton Erica and Francis Desouza Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Jan Culbertson-Dickey and Larry Dickey Lisa Neimeth and Peter Dickstein Mardi Dier Lisa Giannone and Michael Dillingham Chun Ding Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Diane Harwood and Andy Dreyfus Jody and Michael Driscoll Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Jennifer Lively and Eric Edmondson Carrie and Stouffer Egan

Lisa Kessler and Glenn Egrie Sylvie Elliott Charles W. Elliott Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser Gillian and Peter Emblad Amy Errett and Clare Albanese Melinda Ellis Evers and William Evers Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Maria and Joseph Feigenbaum Nicole and Mark Fein Jenna and Steven Feinberg Patricia Tierney and Chris Flanagan Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Dana and Josh Frieman Elizabeth Funk Shannon Tobin and Steven Funk Martha French and Anthony Fusco Claudia Futter Denton Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Fif Ghobadian Shamini Dhana and Stephen Gillespie Jolinda and Kenneth Gladstein Kristin and David Glickman Alexandra and Stephen Gordon Jennifer Guittard and Tim Grace Laura Gustafson Mary Haber Janet and Mark Hall Kelly and Michael Halper Deborah Davis Han and Frank Han Dawn and Scott Hartman 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 Amy and Rob Hurlbut Amie Nenninger and Bill Hynes Garry Jacques Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks Gina Moreno-John and Malcolm John Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Frances and Gerry Jue Rebecca Lewis and Chris Kanelopoulos Shannon Bennett and Durrell Kapan Lynn and Scott Kaplan Ellen Towell and Howard Karel Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Sarah and Harlan Kennedy Kamini Ramani and Omar Khan Monika Khushf Kukuko and Patrick Kitano Annie Dittmore Klebahn and Perry Klebahn Monique and Martin Kobinger Mary Ann Cryan and John Kollins Nicole and Michael Krassner Richard Kuno and Robert Williams William Kushner Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Anthony Larkin Sheri Leavitt Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Sandra Kim and Vitus Leung Alicia Nogales and Greg Little ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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Angela and David Long Patti Low Ashley and Antonio Lucio Angus MacDonald Marta Madrigal Katrina Madsen and Elizabeth Andrews Karla Martin Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Ann and Robert Martinez Anette Marweld Donna and Rick Matcovich Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Gabrey and Tommy Means Wendy Berry and Michael Mendes Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer Dean Miller Wendy and James Miller Jane Echlin and James Miller Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Caroline Tsen and James Morris Jane and Roger Mortimer Laura and Loren Moyé Noe and Mel Murphy Nicole and Matthew Murray Jean and Ken Nakamura Meagan and Daniel Nye Christine Kim and William O’Connor

Regan Pritzker and Christopher Olin Lucinda Otto Maria Padilla Sally Palmer Joshua Pastreich Mamie and Jason Pepper Skye and Don Pillsbury Sanders Pitman and Lance Fulford Margaret Tan and Sam Pond Michelle and Andrew Potts Marisa and Ravi Rajapakse Radhika Ramanan Minnie and Matthew Reichek Sheryl and James Reuben Alice and Dan Reynolds Joanne Lew Riley and Rick Riley Blythe Lang and Matt Rivitz Ann and Brian Roberts Johanna and Brian Roberts Susan Rochman and Robin Romdalvik Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Lee Weiss and Scott Rome Julie and Jeffrey Rosen Christine Winoto and Daniel Rosenman Alison and Jonathan Ruff Maria and Claude Ruibal Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Nancy and Howard Sackson Rohini and Ravi Sadarangani Anne and Ricardo Salinas Judith Sansone Gabriella Sarlo

Alumni Giving Golden Gate Society ($250+, or $100+ if graduated in last 10 years) Lesley Bunim ’91* Sam Chao ’10 Tommy Davis ’96* John Fisher ’03* Carolyn Getz ’06 Harold Getz ’09 Parker Hume ’92 Lilah Hume ’00* Kathryn McKinley ’01* Sara McKinley ’95* 12

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Nicole and Timothy Savageaux Margarita Cabrera-Scarlata and Karim Scarlata Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Gay Outlaw and Robert Schmitz Phoebe Doering and Sotweed Schneble Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Blair and Rick Shane John Sheehan Rebecca Sheehan Deborah Kamali and Kevan Shokat Lynn Ching and Claude Sidi Danielle and BJ Siegel Marna and Mauricio Sifuentes Diana Kapp and David Singer Stacy Sobel Jennifer and Jacques Soenens Susanna Bonetti and Rico Solinas Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Helen Manber and Bradley Solomon Paula Birnbaum and Neil Solomon K. Samantha Cho and Joseph Song Laura and Greg Spivy Anne and Craig Stoll Tristen and Lael Sturn Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister

Laura and Joseph Sweeney Homa Hanjani and Hadi Tabatabai Shirley and Richard Thompson Dana Tommasino and Margie Conard Andrea Topper Elizabeth and Daniel Traub Christy and Alan Tripp Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Lynda Twomey Suzzane Uhland Adriana Lopez Vermut and Aaron Vermut Francesca Vietor John Wadsworth Mia Walker Gina and Michael Warren Chloe and Stephen Wei Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien Susan and Christopher Wilkens Emily and Michael Wilkins Jennifer and Bruce Wilson Marcia and Danny Wong Kristen Growney and Ronald Yamamoto Erin and Craig Yamamura Rosemary Tarlton and Douglas Young Kathy Louie and Kelwin Young Frances Ho and George Yu Jenni and Hassan Zaidi Ron Zeff

We thank those alumni who remain loyal to SFDS through Annual Giving. Your faithful support helps us continue to strive for excellence.

Thomas McKinley ’98* Robert Parker ’96 Victoria Parker ’94 Catarina Pastella ’10 Dillon Rogers ’92* Christina Spaulding ’90

Alumni Giving Circle Jennifer Anderson ’93 Adam Chaitin-Lefcourt ’99 Juliet Chaitin-Lefcourt ’04 John Cranston ’95 William Danforth ’08 Christopher Drake ’95

Natalie Dunn ’03 Jesse Eisenhardt ’93 Stephen Feyer ’95 Alexandra Fisher ’00* Emma Fisher ’07* Gabriella Fracchia ’91* Kate Goldstein-Breyer ’93 John Stuart Gordon ’92 Kate Halper ’09* Emily Harnden ’98* Cassie Heaton ’90 Luke Hirschhorn ’10 Alexander Holtzman ’04

Jessica Holtzman ’06 Anna Krasno ’98 Louise Davis Langheier ’95* Dagny Mendelsohn ’93 Whitney Mendelsohn ’97 Julian Otero-Caldwell ’11 Adam Rosenblatt ’92* Alexander Rosenblatt ’92* Alice Tripp ’05 Sara Myers Yoo ’91 Lucas Zier ’96 Travis Zier ’99 *3+ years consecutive donor


Parents of Alumni, Grandparents, and Friends We extend a special thanks to the parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends of San Francisco Day School for their continued commitment to Annual Giving. Our students and faculty are the beneficiaries of this loyal extended support that helps sustain the academic and extracurricular excellence that the School has come to represent.

Parents of Alumni Susan and Al Adams Annette Allen Sally and Gordon Atkinson Holly and Len Auerbach Ann and Herb Bool Deborah Brenner-Liss Sydney Goldstein and Charles Breyer David Brownell Sherri and Edward Bullard Mikki Bourne and David Bunim Lynn Bunim and Sandy Fetter Carolyn Klebanoff and Fred Cohen Carla Baird Crane and David Crane Mary and Harold Cranston John Crew Susanne and Ronald Dudum Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt Joanne Engel and Ellen Haller Marsha Cohen and Robert Feyer Laura and John Fisher Sakurako and William Fisher Susan and Brian Getz Sandee Blechman and Steve Goldberg Barbara Pino and Evan Goldstein Minette and Isac Gutfreund Susan Bailey-Harnden and David Harnden Karen and Mark Hensley Susan Hirsch and Susan Leal Jill Armbrust and Jon Holtzman Leslie and George Hume Betty Miller and Marvin Kolotkin Leena and Jim Krasno Paula Thompson and Michael Laird Marsha Maytum

and William Leddy Lucinda Lee Ellen Chaitin and V. Roy Lefcourt Andrea Sello and Clay Leighton Sara Flynn and Don Libbey Mary and Robert Lin Janet and Tom McKinley Miriam Gordon and Bruce Medoff Barbara and Richard Mendelsohn Nancy Adler and Arnold Milstein Lynne and Robert Myers Ellen and David Newman Debra Nuñez and Karl Pastella Michelle Patterson Kate Philpott Mary and Patric Powell Lisa and John Pritzker The Myers-Quandt Family Sally and Toby Rosenblatt Wendy and Robert Singley Maryanne Downes and Granger Tripp Mary and Terry Vogt Holly Holter and Jay Williams Sally and Steven Winn Janet and Art Wong Winnie and West Woon Anna and Frank Yang Abby Snay and Edward Yelin Cynthia and Bennett Zier Christina and Philip Zimbardo Marc Zussman

Ms. Marlene Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Edward Croft III Mr. and Mrs. Kantilal Dalal Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dittmore Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donovan Ms. Susan Egan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feigenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fein Ms. Ann French Mr. Paul Fusco Mr. and Mrs. Don Gaines Dr. and Mrs. Humberto Galleno Mr. and Mrs. Bud Glicksman Ms. Tanako Hagiwara Mr. and Mrs. James Holden Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howard Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hull Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hynes Mr. and Mrs. Van Kasper Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kawaja Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kessler Mrs. Judith Little Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Martin Mr. and Mrs. Gene O’Rourke Ms. Alice Oshima Ms. Marnie Pillsbury Mr. and Mrs. Patric Powell Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Reichek Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rohlen Ms. Joy Romdalvik and Mr. Frank Hoolan Ms. Julianne Rumsey Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sohn Mr. and Mrs. Hans Solmssen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walther Rev. Robert Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yasukochi

Friends F. Lawrence Ewing Nancy L. Fortman Patty Robertson Nancy Wynn Stearns Lani and Jim Telander

Grandparents Ms. Madeleine Albright Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beck Mr. and Mrs. James Berliner Mr. and Mrs. Terry Blaine Ms. Nancy Clark Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conner ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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Faculty and Staff The board of trustees acknowledges with deep appreciation the faculty and staff who support the School each year. In 2011–2012, 99% of faculty and staff supported the SFDS Annual Fund. Meghan Adler Vanessa Alexander Nicholas Anton Catherine Aragon Herb Bool Randall Bowman Jessica Lee Boyles Andrew Brennan Aaron Brill Karen Swing Bromley Melissa Brown Lisa Busby Megan Buttery Sue Collentine Christopher Corrigan Damian Crosby Karen Dauer Katharine Daugherty Danny De Leon Daniel De Luca Amanda Elliston

Heidi Erbe Rodney Ewing Sandi Gilmore Eric Gladstone Grady Gordon Carter Graham Belinda Gray Andrea Green Sarah Hale Homa Hanjani Beth Hatem Lindsay Anderson and Brian Herrick Lindsay Hine Sheri Leavitt Rebecca Lewis Nancy Linford Evelyn C. Manies Andrew Manton Ilona Marshall Melissa Mendiola

Joanna Milligan Loren Moyé Sarah Nahabedian Mary O’Brien Dasha Ostrova M. Renée Otero Anne Paine Michael Pastor Ann Pattison Michelle Phillips Sabina Piersol Jose Ramirez Jorge Recinos Shahab Rejali Lauren Rhizor Karen Richards Steve Roberts Leah Rosenkrantz Naomi Rudolph Carolyn Sasser Randi Schor

Jenee Scott Andy Shin Leah Shoaff Andrea Shuel Susan Sonnemaker Vishal Sood Audrey Soriano Jason Stone Tristen Sturm Chery Thomas Alexandra Tobin Jason Tognetti Jeff Turner Hope Van Sciver Libby Wachtler Rosa Wang-McClung Justin Wiener Christopher Wilcox David Wildkress Kevin Wood Joel Young

Honor and Memorial Gifts SFDS is grateful for the contributions made in honor and in memory of parents, students, faculty, and friends of the School.

In honor of the wonderful Art Department

In honor of Maryl and David Goldberg

Cassie Heaton ’90

Merrill and Van Kasper

In honor of Abraham Baldonado ’16

In honor of Hazel and Michael Kawaja

Sara Dunn and Michael Baldonado

Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja

In honor of Mayumi Bromley

In honor Teddy ’18 and Lilli ’20 Means

Dasha Ostrova

Susan and Edward Croft Gabrey and Tommy Means

In honor of Hildy Burness, Michael Peterson, and the 30th Anniversary of SFDS Lilah Hume ’00

In honor of Nancy Clark

In honor of Adam ’99, Noah ’01, and Sam ’08 Pritzker Lisa and John Pritzker

Martha French and Anthony Fusco

In honor of Benny ‘12 and Teddy ‘16 Solomon

In honor of Maya Egrie ’20

Barbara and Robert Solomon

Debbi and Morris Kessler

In honor of Alex ’12 and Ben ’16 Tripp

In honor of the awesome Facilities Crew

Anne and Roger Walther

Dasha Ostrova

In memory of Deborah Davis

In honor of Felix Fein ’18

Thomas J. Davis IV Tommy Davis ’96

Joyce and Jerry Fein

In honor of Nicolas Galleno ’17 Mary and Robert Yee

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In memory of Katherine Wilson Robert Wilson


Class Participation Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth All Parents

100% 100% 98% 96% 100% 88% 93% 89% 89% 95%

Corporate and Matching Gifts Apple, Inc. AT&T Foundation Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Books, Inc. The Buckingham Research Group Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Deutsche Bank of Americas Foundation Electronic Arts The Gap Foundation General Atlantic Service Company Google, Inc. The James Irvine Foundation Kaiser Permanente Levi Strauss Foundation LoopNet, Inc. The Moody’s Foundation NYSE Euronext Foundation Qatalyst Group Salesforce.com Foundation Target The Walmart Foundation Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program

Annual Fund Committee Co-Chairs

Scott Hartman Wendy Miller Topher Solmssen

Committee Jim Avery Sydney Bernier Kerry Cooper Mimi Downes Stouffer Egan Josh Frieman Laura Hespe Howard Holderness Vitus Leung Dean Miller Roger Mortimer Ann Roberts Granger Tripp Hassan Zaidi

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Directed Gifts and Other Contributions 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 fiscal year 2012, donors contributed a total of $554,400 to the following programs. Differentiated Instruction and Learning Resources Program This program upholds our founding mission to serve our community as a family school, while benefitting each and every student with the thoughtful care and attention they deserve. SFDS is devoted to enabling all students to reach their highest levels of accomplishment and academic excellence. Anonymous Claire and Eric Alt Sydney and Alan Bernier Orlando Bravo Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Grace Won and Richard Holden

Unrestricted Gifts Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Wendy Berry and Michael Mendes

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. Alice and Adam Cahan Grace Won and Richard Holden Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja

Discounted Tuition The School remains deeply committed to providing tuition assistance to preserve our socio-economically diverse student body. Year after year, our community has stepped up time and again to demonstrate their commitment. In 2011–2012, 22% of students received some form of tuition assistance. Anonymous (2) Victoria Traina-Polatnik and David Polatnik

Other Contributions Facilities Projects – 2012 The School is committed to supporting health and wellness as a core tenet of our strategic plan. In 2012, the School made improvements to the following areas: the lower school playground, the roof play area, and the kitchen/cafeteria. These new facilities enhance the well-being of our students and strengthen our commitment to teaching healthier lifestyles at SFDS. In 2011–2012, over $221,000 was raised through Raise the Paddle at CultureFest, and an additional $363,000 was raised through individual giving. These projects 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 Claire and Eric Alt Melissa Buckley and Rajesh Atluru Diana Nelson and John Atwater

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Ann and Christopher Barber Jennifer and Thomas Battat Laura Bongiorno and Kelly Stiles Caroline Jones and Devon Boyle

Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Sara and Tom Byrne Alice and Adam Cahan Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation Ginny and Ed Conner

Karen Covington Jan D’Alessandro and Mark Haffenreffer Christine Irsfeld Dawkins and Douglas Dawkins Cathy and Sandy Dean Rebecca and Andy Diamondstein


Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Carrie and Stouffer Egan Lisa Kessler and Glenn Egrie Clare Albanese and Amy Errett Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Kathleen and Tom Fazekas Patricia Tierney and Chris Flanagan Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Fif Ghobadian Kelly and Michael Halper Elisa and John Hayashi Laura and Charles Hespe Beth Berliner and Larry Hirschhorn Grace Won and Richard Holden Gina Moreno-John and Malcolm John Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Nicole and Michael Krassner Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee Katrina Madsen and Elizabeth Andrews Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Donna and Rick Matcovich Gabrey and Tommy Means Celeste and Anthony Meier Jane and Roger Mortimer Kay and Abhay Parekh Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Michelle and Andrew Potts Marisa and Ravi Rajapakse Johanna and Brian Roberts Katie Albright and Jake Schatz

Gay Outlaw and Robert Schmitz Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Danielle and BJ Siegel Sonya Sippy-Sondhi and Vijay Sondhi K. Samatha Cho and Joseph Song Laura and Greg Spivy Laura and Joseph Sweeney Christy and Alan Tripp Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Adriana Lopez-Vermut and Aaron Vermut Chloe and Stephen Wei Susan and Christopher Wilkens Emily and Michael Wilkins Jenni and Hassan Zaidi

Library Media Center Mr. and Mrs. Leo Asseo Mr. and Mrs. Harry Battat Mr. and Mrs. James Berliner Mr. and Mrs. Terry Blaine Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bockenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Allan Bresnick Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown Ms. Cynthia Gitt and Mr. Tom Brown Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bryan Mrs. Linda Byrant Mrs. Jill Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Busby Ms. Marlene Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooney Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Corbus Mr. and Mrs. Edward Croft III Mr. and Mrs. John Cryan Mrs. Virginia Culbertson Mr. and Mrs. Henry Daecher Mr. and Mrs. Antonio De Leon Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Didier

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dittmore Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donovan Ms. Marilyn Dunn Ms. Susan Egan Ms. Sylvia Elsesser Mr. and Mrs. William D. Evers, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Fastiff Ms. Shirley Feigenbaum Ms. Ann French Ms. Pat Fusco Mr. Paul Fusco Mr. and Mrs. Don Gaines Mr. and Mrs. Bud Glickman Ms. Sarah Goodyear Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Green Ms. Tanako Hagiwara Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Heldt Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ho Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hodder Ms. Martha Holderness and Mr. Karl Kuhlmann Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howard Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hull Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hurlbut Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hynes 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. John Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kessler Mr. and Mrs. Jussi Ketonen Mr. and Mrs. Nancy Kuno Mr. and Mrs. Mascha Kushner Ms. Renata Lewis Mrs. Judith Little Ms. Leeanne MacDougall Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Martin Mr. and Mrs. Al Means Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Morris Ms. Sue Mortimer

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Murray Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neimeth Mr. Kermit Morris Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nye Mr. and Mrs. Gene O’Rourke Mr. Leonard Orsak Ms. Dorothy Outlaw Ms. Anne Paine Ms. Cynthia Pao Ms. Dorothy Pond Mr. and Mrs. Patric Powell Mr. and Mrs. Suja Rajapaske Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Reichek Ms. LaVerne Riley Mr. and Mrs. August Rimpel Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Robert Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts Ms. Joy Romdalvik and Mr. Frank Hoolan 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. Franklin Scarlata Mr. and Mrs. Stan Schloz Mr. and Mrs. Rick Shane Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Paul Spivy Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stack Ms. Harriet Tucker Ms. Kerry Wilkins Mr. and Mrs. John Won Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woods Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Yasukochi Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yee Ms. Louise Young Mrs. Joyce Zeff ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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2011–2012 New Endowment Gifts and Funds The SFDS endowment consists 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. During last year’s challenging economic environment, sound management by the SFDS investment committee minimized potential losses in 2011-2012. Our endowment return on investment was -4.7%, with 66% of our portfolio in equity, 27% in fixed income, and 7% in cash or cash equivalents. Geographically, we are invested approximately 55% in the United States and 45% in non-U.S. markets.

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New Endowment Gifts 2011-12 New gifts and pledges to the endowment in FY 2012 totaled $4,426,600. Since embarking on a campaign to increase our endowment in 2010-11, SFDS has raised over $12 million in gifts and pledges. 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.

Anonymous (3) Barbary Coast Consulting Lesley Bunim ’91 Cathy and Sandy Dean Carrie and Stouffer Egan

Mrs. Doris Fisher Randi and Bob Fisher Laura and John Fisher Sakurako and William Fisher Kelly and Michael Halper

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Havemeyer Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Janet and Tom McKinley Janie Havemeyer and Julian V. Pollak

Olivia Pollak ’08 Lisa and John Pritzker Ann and Brian Roberts Laura and Greg Spivy Leslee Subak and Linda McAllister Christy and Alan Tripp

Current Use Endowment Faculty Support Think. Learn. Do. The Campaign for San Francisco Day School 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 long-term 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.

$3,033,300 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.

$5,862,300

The Endowment for Faculty Salaries Established in 2000 with an anonymous gift in honor of the SFDS faculty.

$117,100 Jim Telander Fund Established in 2004 with gifts from SFDS families to augment the Cornerstone Campaign’s first endowment initiative to increase teacher compensation.

$461,400 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.

$238,800

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.

$2,094,100 SFDS Enrichment Fund Established in 2011 with an anonymous gift to the Think. Learn. Do. Campaign to support faculty salaries, programs, and discounted tuition.

$1,915,100

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Discounted Tuition Day School Discounted Tuition

Olivia and Julia Pollak Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2008 with an anonymous family gift. This fund has grown in recent years through subsequent family contributions to the Think. Learn. Do. Campaign.

Established in 2011 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Havemeyer in honor of their granddaughters, Olivia ’08 and Julia ’11.

$2,333,100 Gerson Bakar Financial Aid Endowment Fund Established in 1986 with a gift from Mr. Bakar.

$43,400 Gregg Hedlund Fund Established in 1998 with gifts from families, parents, faculty, and friends in memory of Gregg Hedlund, father of Nick Hedlund ’01.

$17,400 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.

$236,000 Michael Peterson Fund 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.

$7,000 Miriam and Peter Haas Endowment Fund The School’s first endowed fund was established in 1982 with a gift from Miriam and Peter Haas.

$61,600

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$150,000 SFDS Tuition Support Endowment Fund Established in 2000 with an anonymous gift.

$115,200 William Knox Holt Scholarship Fund Established in 1988 with a gift from the William Knox Holt Foundation.

$36,400

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.

$464,000 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.

$7,000


The McKinley Family Endowment for Faculty Enrichment and Learning Resources Grant

experience, including, but not limited to, a service learning

A fund established by Sara ’95, Thomas ’98, and Kathryn ’01

cultural enrichment.

to provide funds to faculty for continuing education, special

$1,400

trip (such as Puerto Rico), an international experience, or

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

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

Instruction program.

of celebration for eighth graders and their faculty. Supple-

$108,700

mented by gifts from Sally and Toby Rosenblatt and The

Other Funds

James Irvine Foundation.

$22,700

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

Investments

$19,000,000

2011–2012 Total: $17,176,700

$16,000,000

$7,000,000

discounted tuition, and faculty and curriculum

$4,000,000

development.

$1,000,000

2012

School while providing for faculty salaries,

2011

ment ensure the overall fiscal security of the

$10,000,000

2010

Day School. Investments in SFDS’s endow-

$13,000,000

2009

nancial and academic health of San Francisco

2008

Gifts to the endowment help preserve the fi-

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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.

Operational Support

Annual Fund

+ Special Events and Gifts

+ Capital Fundraising

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 The Campaign for San Francisco Day School launched in 2011 and is specifically focused on endowment growth.

+ Planned Giving

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

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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CultureFest 2012:

For the LOVE of Art

The board of trustees, faculty, and staff extend a special thank you to the volunteers and donors who generously gave of their time and resources to support CultureFest: For the LOVE of Art. On behalf of the SFDS discounted tuition program, the May 2012 event netted an unprecedented $519,000, of which over $221,000 was “Raise Your Paddle” in support of our facilities projects. We couldn’t thank you enough for your ongoing commitment to maintain a socio-economically diverse student body.

For the LOVE of Art Team Auction Chairs Sara Byrne Courtney Norris

Live Auction Chairs Amy Errett Elizabeth Funk Lisa Giannone

Online Auction Chairs Erica Desouza Bridget O’Rourke

Food

Andi Scheve

Event

Nicole Krassner Laura Sweeney

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Entertainment Clare Albanese Meagan Nye Lael Sturm

Art Show

Courtney Cooney Emily Wilkins Ladan Chamine

Love Art Project Tom Byrne Janet Hall Annie Dittmore Klebahn Greg Little Rico Solinas

Quiz Night

Claudia Jofre Mira Kopell Nicole Murray Wendy Xa

Underwriting Fif Ghobadian Richard Holden

Wine Drive

Mary Kay Melvin Alexis Woods

CF Gear

Amelia Hirsch

Spotting

Chris Irsfeld

Casino

Mary Kay Melvin

Solicitation

Dawn Hartman

Copywriting

Eric Gladstone Paul Holzman Mira Kopell

Teresa Goodwin Mark Hertsgaard Kevin Mendoza Matt Rivitz Grace Won

Marketing

Photography

Video

Annie Dittmore Klebahn Kelly Stiles

Treasurer Mardi Dier

Lisa Kessler


Culturefest Underwriters Anonymous (3) Barbara and Fred Abbott Ann and Jim Avery Pam and Larry Baer Jennifer and Thomas Battat Connie Best and Laurie Wayburn Laura Bongiorno and Kelly Stiles Orlando Bravo Susan and Samuel Britton Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Caitlin and Tom Brown Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Sara and Tom Byrne Monica Devereux and Chris Columbus Beth and Andy Daecher Linda Burch and Rajen Dalal Thomas J. Davis IV Cathy and Sandy Dean Francis and Erica Desouza Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin 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 Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Fif Ghobadian

Sandi and Michael Gilmore Kelly and Michael Halper Laura and Charles Hespe Amelia and Steve Hirsch Grace Won and Richard Holden Jennifer and Howard Holderness Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks Tracy and Patrick Jennings Frances and Gerry Jue Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Jennifer and Stephen Kawaja Annie Dittmore Klebahn and Perry Klebahn Monique and Martin Kobinger Caroline and Eric Kress Christine Wong and Denny Kwon Joseph Latone Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Donna and Rick Matcovich Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Gabrey and Tommy Means Alexandra Novakovich and Raj Moorthy Jane and Roger Mortimer Noe and Mel Murphy Nicole and Matthew Murray Jean and Ken Nakamura

Meagan and Daniel Nye Christine Kim and William O’Connor Sheryl and James Reuben Blythe Lang and Matt Rivitz Ann and Brian Roberts Leah Rosencrantz Maria and Claude Ruibal Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Paula Birnbaum and Neil Solomon Shirley and Richard Thompson Lindsay Walsh for Stella & Dot Chloe and Stephen Wei Emily and Michael Wilkins Jenni and Hassan Zaidi

Auction Donors San Francisco Day School Community Barbara and Fred Abbott Active Care Meghan Adler Claire and Eric Alt Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Catherine Aragon Ann and Jim Avery Pam and Larry Baer Carol Cunningham-Barron and Hal Barron

Jennifer and Tommy Battat bd home design + interiors Connie Best and Laurie Wayburn Jill and Philip Bouchard Aaron Brill Su-Moon Paik and Robert Brown Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Sara and Tom Byrne Alice and Adam Cahan Carmel Valley Ranch Annette Carnegie Scott E. and J. Scott Case Ladan and Shirzad Chamine Michelle Chen and Seak Chao Joelle Chartier and Ellen DiGiacomo Stacie and David Cherner Wendy Xa & Stefan Chin Jiyeon and Steven Choi Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Hardie and Charles Cobbs Eleanor Coffelt Kerry and Ed Cooper Jacqueline and Douglas Corley Karen Covington Damian Crosby Phuong Le and Nicholas Da Silva Beth and Andy Daecher Theresa & Philip Dah Jan D’Alessandro and Mark Haffenreffer Aiko and John de Souza Cathy and Sandy Dean ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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Delfina Delicious Domestic Daniel DeLuca Erica and Francis Desouza Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Lisa Neimeth and Peter Dickstein Mardi Dier Lisa Giannone and Michael Dillingham Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Diane Harwood and Andy Dreyfus Carmel Conway and Stephen Duffin Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Carrie and Stouffer Egan Electronic Arts Martha Siegel and Adam Elsesser Gillian and Peter Emblad Amy Errett and Clare Albanese Rodney Ewing Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Kathleen and Tom Fazekas Maria and Joseph Feigenbaum Nicole and Mark Fein Patricia Tierney and Chris Flanagan Fresh Inc. Dana and Josh Frieman Lance Fulford and Sanders Pitman Elizabeth Funk Shannon Tobin and Steven Funk Martha French and Anthony Fusco Paul Fusco Lareina Yee and Humberto Galleno Gabrielle Toledano and Kurt Gantert Ghirardelli Acquisition Company, LLC Fif Ghobadian Girlfriends Help Kristin and David Glickman Alexandra and Steven Gordon

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Grady Gordon Jennifer Guittard and Tim Grace Belinda Gray Andrea Green Janet and Mark Hall Kelly and Michael Halper Dawn and Scott Hartman Elisa and John Hayashi Helen Manber, M.D. Brian Herrick Laura and Charles Hespe Lindsay Hine Amelia and Steve Hirsch Beth Berliner and Larry Hirschhorn Grace Won and Richard Holden Jennifer and Howard Holderness Nancy Hoopes and Alison Pachynski Hot Mess Baking Megan and Matt Howard Stevie Howell Maca and Agustin Huneeus David Jackson Risa Stack and Paul Joyce Roja and Masoud Kamali Shannon Bennett and Durell Kapan Merrill and Van Kasper Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Kindergarten Team Annie Dittmore Klebahn and Perry Klebahn Monique and Martin Kobinger Nicole and Michael Krassner Richard Kuno and Robert Williams Anthony Larkin Michelle Kuroda and Louis Lee Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Alicia Nogales & Greg Little Evelyn Manies Beth Mulcahy and Tom Martin Donna and Rick Matcovich Laura Catena and Daniel McDermott Jenny Pearlman and Jack McDonald

Ken McNeely and Inder Dhillon Saundra McPherson Gabrey and Tommy Means Melissa Mendiola Wendy and James Miller Joanna Milligan Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Caroline Tsen and James Morris Jane and Roger Mortimer Mountain Travel Sobek Noe and Mel Murphy Nicole and Matthew Murray Kermit Norris Meagan and Daniel Nye Mary O’Brien Regan Pritzker and Christopher Olin Nick Olivero Linda O’Rourke Renée Otero PA Executive Committee Anne Paine Ann Pattison Pica Pica Maize Kitchen Skye and Don Pillsbury Michelle and Andrew Potts Minnie and Matthew Reichek Sheryl and James Reuben Alice and Dan Reynolds Karen Richards Joanne Lew-Riley and Rick Riley Ann and Brian Roberts Johanna and Brian Roberts Sue Rochman and Robin Romdalvik Leah Rosenkrantz Naomi Rudolph Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Rohini and Ravi Sadarangani Judith Sansone Claudia Lewis and Woody Scal Andrea and Richard Scheve Gay Outlaw and Robert Schmitz Randi Schor Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Blair and Rick Shane John Sheehan Rebecca Sheehan

Diana Kapp and David Singer Stacey Sobel Marcia Wolfgang Sohn Susanna Bonetti and Rico Solinas Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Paula Birnbaum and Neil Solomon Samantha Cho and Joseph Song Laura and Greg Spivy Kelly Stiles and Laura Bongiorno Anne and Craig Stoll Jason Stone Tristen and Lael Sturm Laura and Joe Sweeney Sweet Maple Homa Hanjani and Hadi Tabatabai Thompson Tax & Associates, LLC Alexandra Tobin Dana Tommasino and Margie Conard Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker Hope Van Sciver Adriana Lopez-Vermut and Aaron Vermut Francesca Vietor John Wadsworth Mia Walker Wanderers Rosa Wang-McClung Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien Justin Wiener Susan and Christopher Wilkens Emily and Michael Wilkins Jennifer and Bruce Wilson Kristin Growney and Ron Yamamoto Virginia Yao Joel Young

Greater San Francisco community Acquerello AcroSports Adventure Cat Sailing Charters Adventurous Sports Alaya


American Gymnastics Club American River Rafting Amici’s Anchor Brewers and Distillers, LLC andrzejmichael.com Aperto Restaurant Arizmendi Bakery ArtWorks Fine Art Studio Asian Art Museum Asqew Grill Bambino’s Ristorante Barbara Bannett Piano Studio Beach Blanket Babylon Belli Capelli Benefit Berkeley Repertory Theatre Bette’s Oceanview Diner Bill’s Place Bird School of Music Bi-Rite Market Bix Blue Waters Kayaking Bluenose Wines Brooks Shoes for Kids Brown Bunz Tan Burger Meister By Baby Byington Winery & Vineyard California Academy of Sciences California Canoe & Kayak California Shakespeare Theater California’s Great America Camp K-9 of Marin Cartoon Art Museum The Cheese Steak Shop, Inc. Cibo Cinta Salon Circus Center City Arts & Lectures City Ballet School Cliché Noe - Gift Store Coach Rudi Sports Academy Coco500 Cole Hardware Contemporary Jewish Museum Costanoa Crustacean Restaurant The Dailey Method Dema Demo Sport

The Desk Set Vanessa Dimalanta-Taylor Divisadero Touchless Carwash Dress The Drybar Elite Sports Epic Roasthouse Elizabeth Falkner Flair Shopping Foreign Cinema Galileo Learning Garibaldi’s Gary Farrell Winery Geary Dance Center Goat Hill Pizza Golden State Warriors Good Life Grocery Green Chile Kitchen Gymboree Heath Ceramics Heidi Says Monica Swanson Hunt Intelligent Window Cleaning Intersection for the Arts iSearch Media J Hair Studio Japanese Weekend, Inc. Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography Kara’s Cupcakes Kayak Connection Kids Outdoor Club Kids’ Posh Parties Kitaro The Kleid Design Group Koret Center at USF La Peña Cultural Center Landmark Theatres Lovejoy’s Tea Room Lucky Strike Magic Theatre Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery Mane Attraction Margaret O’Leary The Marine Mammal Center The Marsh Meadowood Napa Valley Mel’s Drive-in Mendel’s Far Out Fabrics on Haight Street Mescolanza Mimi Interiors The Mindful Body

Minted Mission Cliffs Mountain Play Association Mozzarella di Bufala Musical Theatre Works Navarrete’s Black Belt Academy Neiman Marcus New Conservatory Theatre Center Nicole Paulson Photography Noe Valley Bakery NOPA ODC School and Rhythm & Motion One Martial Arts One Medical Group PacWest Athletics The Pad Studios Paresh Martial Arts Park Chow Pauline’s Pizza Perry’s Pet Camp Peter Olivetti Photography Philanthropist Boutique Pier 24 Pier 39 The Pilates Center of San Francisco Pinkies Salon Pitcher Perfect Baseball Academy Planet Granite Andrea Polland Presidio Bowling Center Presidio Community YMCA Presidio Fitness Presidio Golf Course and Clubhouse Presidio Sports and Medicine Quady Winery Quite Electric Cakes Ram’s Gate Winery Range Restaurant Real Food Company Rims & Goggles Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Bulls Hockey San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco Fencers Club San Francisco Golf Performance Center

San Francisco Rock Project San Francisco Symphony Sara Feinberg Fashion Stylist & Personal Shopper Eric Schumacher SF Aesthetics and Laser Center Sheila Kelley’s S Factor Smitten Snippety Crickets Sonoma Traintown Railroad Sparky’s Toys Spindler Properties Sports Basement Standard 5 & 10 Steve & Kate’s Camp Stone Interiors Raquel Guillermina Sturges Sunset Academy of Dance Sushi on North Beach - Katsu Susie Cakes Tcho Terra Mia Thomas Hickey Painting Thompson Hotels Tommy Toy’s Cuisine Chinoise Toy Boat Dessert Cafe TRI Studios Tutor Corps Tutu School United Studios of Self Defense USF Athletics USF Soccer Academy The Walt Disney Family Museum Walton’s Grizzly Lodge Summer Camp Wee Scotty Whole Foods Market Wondersitter LLC Yank Sing Restaurant Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center Young Performers Theatre Alex Zecca

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From the Executive Director of Breakthrough San Francisco Dear Friends of Breakthrough: It’s been a year of growth. After three years of planning, we launched the first stage of our expansion in 2012. From across the city, 101 students took part in our summer program; for the first time, that number included 30 rising seventh graders, on site for a third consecutive summer. Students attended four hours of classes each day, completed two hours of homework each night, and participated in special opportunities like Career Day and outdoor education. On average, they made six months of progress in reading and one year of progress in math. Our summer teaching internship grew to 24 participants in 2012—all top-notch college students considering an education career. They received extensive support, worked hard, and on average grew by 27% on our Teacher Excellence Rubric. “I loved the culture at Breakthrough SF,” wrote one intern teacher after the summer. “It was the perfect synthesis of high expectations and a positive, supportive atmosphere. It allowed me to focus on what really matters—teaching students and improving my teaching skills.” It was also a year of growth from a fundraising standpoint. Total revenues were $500,650 in FY2012, a 50% increase over the year prior; this number included $159,000 in expansion funds from generous individual and foundation supporters. As we expand, we are keeping a close eye on sustainability: diversifying our supporter base, raising funds one year ahead, and budgeting conservatively. There are a number of important projects ahead. Our students will enter eighth grade in the fall of 2013; we’ll be working to ensure they are challenged academically and well 28

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supported throughout the high school application process. We are enhancing the volunteer experience, expanding training and reflection opportunities and we’re continuing to develop ways for Breakthrough and SFDS students to connect. We are strengthening the academic rigor of our school-year program. With your help, we’ll successfully meet these challenges and many more. Thank you for your exceptional commitment to this program and to academic excellence for all children, whether in public or independent schools. We will continue to work hard to ensure your confidence in Breakthrough is well placed. Yours,

Andy Shin Executive Director


Breakthrough Financial Highlights Total Expenses 2012

Total Revenues 2012

$329,028

$500,650

Program · 71%

Individuals · 50%

Administration · 29%

Corporate · 12% Foundation · 12% Government · 2% Endowment · 17% SF Day School · 7%

Breakthrough San Francisco Advisory Board and Staff Advisory Board, 2011-2012

Staff

Barbara Abbott

Sandra Kim

Vanessa Alexander

Andre Lira Gordenstein

K. Samantha Cho

June Marcel

Cathy Dean

Jane Mortimer

Sasha Mungal, Director of Volunteer Programs

David E. Jackson, Ed.D.

Abhay Parekh

Jenee Scott, Director of Student Support

Katrina Hahn

Jenny Pearlman

Megan Howard

Brian Roberts

Carl Kawaja

S. Hassan Zaidi

Andy Shin, Executive Director Heidi Erbe, Director of Instruction

Ahmed Khaishgi

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Breakthrough San Francisco Participant Profiles 2012

Cal As a seventh grader, Cal had to lead a class activity for a history assignment. “I remember the thrill of being in front of the classroom,” he says. “It felt very natural.” He continued to seek out that feeling. At St. Ignatius College Prep, he tutored middle school students and coached a basketball team. At UC Berkeley, he served as a tutor and workshop leader at the writing center. The summer after his junior year there, Cal joined Breakthrough as an intern teacher. “It was beyond anything I expected – the amount of work involved,” he recalls. “But it was made worthwhile by interactions with the kids everyday. Also the community that the directors fostered among us as teachers – we really worked as a team.” The culture of hard work and high expectations was hard to resist. Cal taught writing that summer and was gratified by the progress his students made in a short period of time. “The improvement we saw in six weeks was impressive – the way the students were able to structure their paragraphs and build a coherent argument.” After graduating from college the following spring, Cal returned to the writing department at Breakthrough, and then completed the MATCH Teacher Residency, a rigorous teacher

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preparation program in Boston. He currently teaches history and Writing for College at Eastside College Preparatory School, a high-performing 6-12 school in East Palo Alto that sends 100% of its graduates to four-year colleges. Being a professional teacher, Cal says, is even harder than working at Breakthrough. That said, he feels his two summers here were time well spent. “The volume and intensity and responsibility of work that I was given – it’s bar none the best preparation I’ve heard of.” In addition to the instructional skills he learned, Breakthrough offered a model of what a career in education can be. “Breakthrough was the single most empowering experience of my life,” he wrote after his first summer in the classroom. “It taught me not just what it means to work hard, but to work with a sense of purpose and impact. Every minute I spent with the program, I felt like I was actually influencing the world around me, my coworkers, and my students. More than anything, it taught me the joy of watching children grow and learn, a joy that I’m sure to carry with me.” He plans to remain in the classroom for the foreseeable future, and may someday move into teacher training, inspired by the many excellent instructional coaches he’s had.


Tomicia Tomicia remembers when she first heard of Breakthrough. She was a fourth grader at Tenderloin Community School and loved the idea of additional learning opportunities. She completed what would be the first of several rigorous application processes in the years to come. Starting the program that summer, she was the only one from her school. But “right away the teachers made you feel welcome, so it took away your nervousness. It felt like a family.” Tomicia had a fantastic summer. By fall of fifth grade, she and other Breakthrough students were turning their attention to middle school applications. “The whole process was stressful,” she recalls, “because I was being pulled between two schools.” Roosevelt, where most of her elementary school friends were headed, felt familiar. SFDS was new and scary. But, she adds, “I knew it would be good for me. Sometimes you have to do things for yourself. There were challenges to overcome including the application and the emotional ties you have to your past. But this was a good choice I made to better prepare for the future.” Tomicia started at SFDS as a sixth grader. She appreciated that her classmates were welcoming, even though most had known each other since Kindergarten. She also quickly bonded with many faculty, like her math teacher, Mr. Turner, who is “funny, helpful, and all around great. “ Now an eighth grader, Tomicia is thriving. She was elected Student Congress

Co-Majority Leader by her classmates and has a sterling academic record. She appreciates the special experiences open to eighth graders, such as outdoor education, service trips, and Kindergarten buddies. She also recently began volunteering at Breakthrough every week. “The roles are flipped,” she says. “Being able to help my tutees is something I really love and look forward to every Monday. My tutors had such an impact on me, so this is an opportunity to give back.” She is working on yet another admissions process as she visits high schools across the city. Wherever she ends up, she’s excited about studying history (a potential college major) and continuing with various interests cultivated at SFDS— basketball, volleyball, student government, and guitar. She likes the idea of going to college on the East Coast and experiencing all four seasons. Jenee Scott, Breakthrough’s Director of Student Support, has known Tomicia since the fifth grade. “She’s the embodiment of hard work and perseverance and positivity,” Jenee says. “It’s not always easy and there are bumps in the road, but she works extremely hard and keeps a smile on her face.” Meanwhile, Tomicia is trying to savor her remaining time at SFDS. “They’re all experiences that are more meaningful because this is your last year.”

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Breakthrough SF supporters 2011-2012 $20,000+

Anonymous AT&T Foundation Randi and Bob Fisher San Francisco Day School

$10,000–$19,999 Melissa Buckley and Rajesh Atluru Jennifer and Thomas Battat Dodge & Cox Laura and John Fisher The Giants Community Fund The Jenerosity Foundation Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja* Susan Byrd and Mark Lampert Jane* and Roger Mortimer Ann and Brian* Roberts Elizabeth and Andrew Spokes The Walther Foundation The Weinstein Family Charitable Foundation The Women’s Foundation of California

$5,000–$9,999 Anonymous AT&T/SF Giants Community All-Star Award Linda Rosenberg and Andy Ach Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Cathy* and Sandy Dean The Ettinger Foundation The James Irvine Foundation Roslyn and Lisle Payne Seung-Il Shin The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation State of California Department of Education The Walmart Foundation Jenni and Hassan* Zaidi

$2,500–$4,999 Barbara* and Fred Abbott Leslie and George Hume David E. Jackson* and SFDS Administrative Team 32

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Tracy and Patrick Jennings Uzma and Ahmed* Khaishgi Caroline and Eric Kress June* and Cody Marcel Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely Kay and Abhay* Parekh Karlo Ng and Andy Shin

$1,000–$2,499 Anonymous (2) Diana Nelson and John Atwater Ann and Chris Barber Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Breakthrough Collaborative Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Beth and Andy Daecher Erica and Francis Desouza Carrie and Stouffer Egan Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt Anna Gale Teresa and Bradley Graham Kelly and Michael Halper Gretchen and Lee Hansen Dawn and Scott Hartman Sarah Wigglesworth and Asiff Hirgi Grace Won and Richard Holden Monique and Martin Kobinger David Kremer The Laney Thorton Foundation Sandra Kim* and Vitus Leung Beth Mulcahy and Thomas Martin Celeste and Anthony Meier The Moody’s Foundation Laura Sanchez and Toma Ramirez Sally and Toby Rosenblatt Lisa Bransten and John Rumsey Mark A. Scheel Lee and Vic Sher K. Samantha Cho* and Joseph Song

Jessica and Eric Spaly Laura and Greg Spivy Dyann Tresenfeld Susan and David Tunnell Gina and Michael Warren

$500–$999 Lana and John Adair Claire and Eric Alt Teresa Bergeson Leah Rosenkrantz and Jeffrey Bluestone Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Alice and Adam Cahan Scott E. and J. Scott Case David Chase Ginny and Ed Conner Jan Culbertson-Dickey and Larry Dickey Mardi Dier Teresa Goodwin and Michael Dulworth Alexandra and Steven Gordon Elizabeth and Ian Halifax Susan Bailey-Harnden and David Harnden Laura and Charles Hespe Megan* and Matt Howard Marian and Bill Howard Risa Stack and Paul Joyce William Kushner Marsha Maytum and William Leddy Cynthia and Michael Manzo Tracy Leeds and Evan Marwell Jenny Pearlman* and Jack McDonald Meg and Stuart McLaughlin Emily Keyishian and Edward McNulty Nancy Dudum and Mark Messer Joyce Tom and Leonard Moon Nicole and Matthew Murray Grace Brown and Robert Page Jamel and Thomas Perkins Blythe Lang and Matt Rivitz Maria and Claude Ruibal

Salesforce.com Foundation Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Paula Birnbaum and Neil Solomon Julie Kim and Thomas Stahl Marina and Alan Terpins Shannon and Jay Thomson Melissa and Victor Wang Mary Kay Melvin and Christopher Weltzien Yamilee Bermingham and Douglas Winthrop Lanier Coles and Charlton Yu

$250–$499 Alka and Ravin Agrawal Vanessa* and Matthew Alexander Carol Cunningham-Barron and Hal Barron Lesley Bunim ‘91 Leslie and Walter Burlock Gail Chang Marian Chatfield-Taylor Jiyeon and Steven Choi Meghan Shannon and Jose Davila Christina Huizar and Paolo Diaz Lisa Neimeth and Peter Dickstein Lisa Odyniec and John Donovan Britt and Truth Doyle Melissa Dunn Gillian and Peter Emblad Catherine Evans Ellen Burgin and Peter Fair Erica and Greg Fortescue Kerry Lanigan-Freeman and Andy Freeman Dana and Josh Frieman The Gap Foundation Alisa Gilden and Lisa Inman Ruth and Bill Goldman Google, Inc. Laura and Jason Greenfield Elisa and John Hayashi Gaylene and Tom Hoshiyama


Sarah White and Christopher Kagay Beth and Jordan Kramer Bernadette and Ian Martz Donna and Rick Matcovich Laura Donahoe and Michael McKeeman Gabrey and Tommy Means Wendy and James Miller Jennifer and Gilbert Orser Terri Pickering Anna and Roman Polonsky Susan Rochman and Robin Romdalvik Anne and Ricardo Salinas Andrea and Richard Scheve Kathleen and Kurt Schliemann Deborah Kamali and Kevan Shokat Lara Witter and Curt Sigfstead Wendy and Robert Singley Kim Nakahara and Kenji Treanor Suzzanne Uhland Jamie and Rory Weinstein Monique Schaulis and Matthew Werdegar Frances Ho and George Yu

$100–$249 Anonymous Valina and Bryan Agbabian Kian Beyzavi and Hamid Amiri Claire Ernst and Albert Bedecarre Connie Best and Laurie Wayburn Sandra and James Bolton Ronald Brown Jennifer Perfilio and Clark Buckner Michelle Chen and Seak Chao Elizabeth and Barclay Corbus Meredyth Skemp and Bobby Cupp Nichole and Danny De Leon Vanessa Maren and Dean Donovan Lisa Kessler and Glenn Egrie Isabel French Martha French and Anthony Fusco Belann Giarretto Kristin and David Glickman

Jane Hysen and James Grow Kathleen and James Hormel Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks Sheila and Thomas Larsen Katherine Levedahl Making Waves Foundation Charlene Mangi Deirdre Marlowe Nancy Adler and Arnold Milstein Caroline Tsen and James Morris Cindy Morton Meagan and Daniel Nye Katherine O’Connell Sharon Olken Ali Gunsberg and Arik Pelkey Lacee and Peter Phillips Shreya and Nand Ramchandani James Reese Jenna Sampson Vicky Simonds and Tom Scharffenberger Sophie Ziegler and Jonathan Schwartz Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church Rachel and Ty Shay Danielle and BJ Siegel Helen Manber and Bradley Solomon Mimi Downes and Granger Tripp Bridget O’Rourke and Jeffrey Tucker John Wang Amy Ackerman and Rob Wexler Emily and Michael Wilkins

$1–$99 Bernadette and David Barker-Plummer Katie and Alexander Calhoun David Chin Donna Kell and Chris Corpuz Joshua Davis ‘88 Jessica Dolan Heidi Erbe Jenna and Steven Feinberg Suzanne Herko and Mark Felton Eric Fischer

Ruvani Fonseka Jolinda and Kenneth Gladstein Claire Pasternack Goldsmith Navneet Kaur Grewal Joyce Hayes Harriette and Henry Helmer Eleanor Hicks Monika Khushf Elizabeth and Gabe Kind Joshua Lauren Carisa Dorosh and Andre Lira Gordenstein* Evelyn C. Manies Paul Mann Heather McCormick Jamie Moffett Alice and Dan Reynolds Rosalyn Shih Julia and Eduardo Sobalvarro Homa Hanjani and Hadi Tabatabai Shelia Marie Taylor Marleni and Mario Villalta Kimberley Weber

In-Kind Gifts

Facebook Goldman Sachs Google, Inc. Joanne Engel and Ellen Haller Il Molino di Grace Integrated Pain Care iSearch Media Kaiser Permanente Nicole Krassner Sarah Lee Andrea Evans and Christopher Lehane Oliver McCrum Wines Medivation ModCloth.com The Moody’s Foundation Morlin Asset Management, LP Qiong Mei Lin and Paul Nhan Terry McDonald and Mary O’Brien Renée Otero Ann Pattison Natalie Rome and John Pendleton Alice and Dan Reynolds Laura Robertson Rocket Lawyer Barbara Scavullo Design Vicky Simonds and Tom Scharffenberger UCSF Medical Center Vallejo Investments, Inc. Rosemary Tarlton and Douglas Young

Adler & Colvin AT&T Breakthrough Collaborative California Academy of Sciences Yvonne Wu and Howard Chung Conifer Securities, LLC Leni Evangelista *denotes Advisory Board Member ANNUAL REPORT 2011–2012

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Faculty Profile: Chris Corrigan Chris Corrigan joined the San Francisco Day School community in 2000. Chris wears many hats at SFDS; he teaches technology, a performing arts elective, and he is the Director of Service Learning. He also has two children currently attending SFDS; a son in third grade and a daughter in first grade.

What was your first impression of SFDS? Smiles and happiness, that’s what I first noticed about SFDS —people seemed really happy to work here. School life was more formal at my previous schools and the Day School didn’t have that—it felt warmer and a lot more comfortable. I also loved that the culture at SFDS was more experimental. It was exciting to try out different ideas with respect to technology and education.

How do you feel about the role of technology in education today? Technology gives kids longer arms and fingers. Children learn by doing and technology enables experiential learning to go so much further. The iPads will also help with that. I believe the iPad program really moves forward our school’s commitment to differentiated instruction. This type of technology helps students self-advocate by giving them an alternative way to work and learn.

You are also teaching a new performing arts elective this year—how is that going? Right now, students are creating Ken Burns-style documentary films. They are grabbing pictures and writing and recording narrations. I’m having a lot of fun going through the revision process with my class. Last year during my writers’ workshop, one of the students came up to me and said, “I don’t have a story.” Projects like these teach children that there are stories everywhere, if you pay attention. Everyone has a story.

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What is it like to be a parent and teacher at this school? I had trepidations about bringing my children here—I really wanted them to have their own identities and not just be known as “Mr. Corrigan’s kids.” But when we went through the admission process, I attended an open house that really nailed it for me. I heard my colleagues talking, with such expertise and passion, about what they do here and their views on education. I got to see our program from the perspective of a new parent, and it really made me appreciate what we have to offer at this school. I figured that I could always deal with the other stuff – that’s just parenting. The bottom line it’s my kids’ education and I am glad we made the decision to have them attend SFDS.

What is it that you love about service learning? I always tell kids that when all is said and done, no one ever asks you who the protagonist was in The Old Man and the Sea. What really matters are the experiences that you have in life. When I was in 7th grade, my class visited a local hospital and sang Christmas carols for the patients, and I had a blast. That experience shifted my view on what it means to volunteer. For me, it’s not about being a hero; that is paternalistic. It’s just a lot of fun to help people. You will always remember the people you meet and the things that you did with and for them. Classrooms may fade as you get older, but these experiences…you carry them with you for life. Service learning is positive for the community and if we can show students that it is fun to help others, even better.


Faculty Profile: Kate Philpott Kate Philpott joined the San Francisco Day School community in 1984, just three years after its opening. Although Kate originally started as a first grade teacher, she now teaches in the mathematics department and heads the K-4 math lab.

What was it like to be at the Day School when it first started? It was exciting, democratic, really hard work, especially since we did not have written curriculums yet. It was a fabulous time to be creative. Nancy Simon (the founding Head of School at SFDS) was quite a woman to work for. She was demanding in a way that really pushed you do your best, which was exactly what we needed at the time. We were all so young!

How did you transition into teaching math? I had become interested in math while I was teaching fourth grade. At the time, I was taking math classes for my credentials on the side and just really enjoyed it. During the late eighties and early nineties, mathematics was going through a really interesting change. Teachers and professors were moving away from the more procedural textbook and trying to make math more relevant and realistic. I felt like math could be fun and meaningful for children, and if they enjoy math, they’ll do more math on their own.

Looking forward, what are you excited about for your field? I think we’re evolving into an even more progressive period, which is really exciting for me. We are focused on common core standards and emphasizing problem-solving and contextual learning; it’s been a lot of fun in the classroom. We are refocused on emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, and context learning which are all supported by the Common Core Standards (2010).

What were you like as a student? I was lucky - I went to a progressive school that did woodwork, metalwork, art, chemistry, and physics. I usually kept to rules and I worked really hard, even though I was not an exceptional student. It’s funny, but math was not my favorite subject back then. I was an English major in college, and I loved nature and the sciences—especially biology and physics. I have always been sporty and in school I was a runner and a hockey player.

What was it like to be a teacher and parent here? I loved it. I think it’s why I’ve stayed here so long. When I first started teaching at SFDS, I wasn’t married and I didn’t have children, so I’ve really grown up here. This school allows you to experiment and learn how to take risks. I loved having my kids here at school.

Looking back, what are some of the moments that stand out to you? There are so many! I once went to the national Geo Bee competition with Chris Drake ’95, an SFDS student who won the state competition. One of my all-time favorite memories is the all-school egg drop. Each grade brainstormed and then constructed “protection” for their eggs and we dropped them from the roof. Very exciting!

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Alumni Class Notes Ali Karbassi ’88 I moved to Canada after high school (Branson School in

coordinating various programs and major projects, including the University’s undergraduate re-accreditation by WASC.

Marin) and have stayed here since. I got married three years

Jessica Woodward, Class of 1998, graduated with me, in our

ago and kids are in the near future. I’d love to reconnect with

program’s K-12 Education strand. After overlapping at SFDS

classmates as we were a very small class back then. I have

and Boston College Jess and I finally connected last year and

very fond memories of my one year stint at SFDS!

see each other regularly in the city or in Palo Alto!

Sarita Cannon ’90

Meghan Healy Luecke ’01

I was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of English

Meghan recently finished her master’s degree in international

at San Francisco State University in May 2012.

security and Chinese foreign relations at The Fletcher School

Alex Rosenblatt ’92

of Law and Diplomacy. After interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, Meghan is now moving to Washington D.C. to

Mathilda Patric Rosenblatt was welcomed into our family on

join the Foreign Service.

January 25, 2012. My niece and nephew, Zoe and Luke, are

Erika Williams ’02

loving their time at the Day School!

Matthew Stratton ’92

I graduated from SFDS in 2002, then went to University High School. After that, I double-majored in History and Human

I have a new job, having joined the Intellectual Property

Biology at Stanford University. I stayed a 5th year to get a

Practice Group at the law firm Hanson Bridgett LLP in

Master’s in Education and teaching credential. For the past

San Francisco.

two years, I’ve been teaching 4th grade in San Francisco

Leslie Jenkins Wax ’94 Leslie Jenkins Wax, class of 1994, returned home in 2007 after almost 10 years, moving between San Francisco, Los Angeles

public schools. I’m currently teaching 4th grade at Dianne Feinstein Elementary in the Sunset.

Claire Fisher ’05

and New York. She received a BA from Connecticut College

I am a rising senior at Stanford University, studying political

in Women’s Studies and a Minor in Dance, and received

science—political theory and American politics. I am also part

a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College, in

of the Ethics in Society Honors program to write my senior

Massachusetts. For the last six years she has been working as

thesis on school choice and the ethics of for-profit schooling.

a School Social Worker for the San Francisco Unified School

I will be joining the Teach For America 2013 Corps in New

District, running programs to coordinate positive school

Orleans, Louisiana and am eager to teach in a region that is

climate, violence prevention, health education, mental health

showing the rest of the country what is possible with good

and crisis response services. Please feel free to stay in touch!

educational leadership, determined reformers, and incredible

(Leslie.jenkinswax@gmail.com)

charter schools growing from the ground up. I hope I may

Marisa McCarthy ’95 I graduated from Stanford University in June with a Masters in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies, with a higher education focus. My graduate work centered on sexual assault and sexual assault policy in higher education. I am currently working in the Provost’s Office at Stanford,

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be as successful a teacher as Ms. Rhodes, Ms. Husa, Mr. Telander, and some of the other amazing educators I was privileged to have at SF Day. I want to go into education as a career because I see access to quality schooling as the civil rights issue of my generation and the most effective vehicle for social change. I wanted to take this time to check back in with SFDS, the place that taught me to love learning and gain determination.


High School Matriculation, Class of 2012 Congratulations to the SFDS Class of 2012! We look forward to their future endeavors and achievements as they embark on their high school careers. The Bay School of San Francisco Branson School (2) Convent of the Sacred Heart High School (3) Drew School (2) International High School Lick-Wilmerding High School (3) Lowell High School (2) Marin Academy Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Saint Ignatius College Preparatory (5) St. Francis High School, Mountain View Redwood High School, Marin University High School (10) The Urban School of San Francisco (5)

College Matriculation, Class of 2008* Best wishes to the Class of 2008 as they conclude their high school careers and move on to explore new opportunities. We are proud to have SFDS alumni attending the following colleges and universities, among others: Bowdoin College

Stanford University

Brown University

University of Arizona

Columbia University (2)

University of California,

Cornell University

Berkeley

Dartmouth College

University of Pennsylvania

Georgetown University

(2)

Harvard University (2)

University of Redlands

New York University

University of Southern

Northwestern University

California

Oberlin College

Wesleyan University (2)

Occidental College

Westmont College

Princeton University

Yale University (2)

Scripps College

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Alumni Profile: John Stuart Gordon ‘92 John Stuart Gordon is the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery. He is the author of A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950 (Yale University Press, 2011). He received his BA from Vassar College, a MA from Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture and is currently finishing his dissertation at Boston University. What drew you to a career in the Decorative Arts?

How did your time at SFDS shape your career?

To me, decorative arts are both works of art and cultural documents. To fashion a piece of furniture or create a silver teapot requires great skill and artistic sensibility. It is easy to appreciate an object purely for its aesthetic merits, but if you start asking questions about why the object looks the way it does, what it’s made of, how it was used, and how it has passed through time, you quickly understand a lot more about the culture that created it. The aspirations, customs, technologies, and beliefs of a culture all influence the type of objects it created and valued. This ability to tell multiple stories through objects is exciting and continually rewarding. As our lives increasingly are being experienced in digital form, I think it is important to retain an interest in the physical world around us.

I appreciate the latitude we were given to explore our own interests and find topics that excited us, which we could make our own. When Robert Moog passed away a few years ago I remembered writing a paper about him in fifth grade. What fifth grader writes a paper about the inventor of the electric synthesizer? But researching this obscure inventor made me excited about science and my teacher let me run with it. Projects like this at SFDS validated a love of research that is now at the center of my career.

Your book, published last year by Yale University Press, examines over 300 objects—how did you approach writing a catalogue of this size? I didn’t plan to write such a big book, it just happened! A Modern World is an interpretive catalogue of the Yale University Art Gallery’s American modern design collection that covers a relatively brief span of time and includes a variety of media. So it made sense to think about the material thematically. When I started grouping objects together, stories started to emerge--stories about new materials, the various influences on modern design, life in the 1930s, etc. I was able to interest a few curatorial fellows and Yale students in the project as well, and each took on a group of objects to research. We regularly gathered together to share research, discuss ideas, and offer each other support. It was a richly rewarding experience that affirmed my love of twentieth century design. 38

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Do you think that having grown up in San Francisco influences your perspective on design? San Francisco is a city with a lot of contradictions and where cultures converge. Growing up within its diversity gave me a broad range of references that keep informing how I look at the world, and is probably why I am drawn to objects that contain multiple narratives. I am particularly sensitive to the Bay Area’s rich artistic heritage and always look for ways to bring objects from California into the collection.

Do you have a favorite SFDS memory? Not surprisingly, I remember Karen Richards and Tony Pellegrino’s art classes with fondness. They weren’t just a respite from reading and math; every project had an intellectual component that integrated learning with creativity. There are days, when looking at an object in Yale’s collection, I find myself wondering how they would have transformed it into art project. Over twenty years later and my mind is still in art class! Photo by Jessica Smolinski


Alumni Profile: Ezra Berman ’94 Ezra Berman is a co-owner of The Corner Store, a local community-driven kitchen, bar, and fountain. He received his BS from the University of California at Santa Cruz and MA in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. Ezra’s business partners are fellow SFDS alumni: Nick Adams ’96 (executive chef), Jordan Hornstein ’96 (partner), Laura Jones ’96 (partner), and Andy Hawgood ’94 (partner and branding/creative partner).

How did The Corner Store come to be?

What was your experience like at SFDS?

This is the second project that I’ve done in San Francisco –

I took a lot with me from SFDS into my career. I remember

my first project was a bar in SoMa (330 Ritch). My general

math class lessons from Ms. Philpott in fourth grade. The

manager and I decided we wanted to do our own project,

foundation I had in writing helped me through high school.

so we started looking around town for a space. We found

Reading, writing, math, and Spanish – this school gave me

the building on Masonic and fell in love with it, but we didn’t

such a solid foundation for this industry. It circles back to

have a concept yet. I knew that Nick Adams was a chef at

why it’s so important to invest in the community. I’m able to

the Salt House, and he agreed to join us as executive chef.

contribute to what San Francisco represents – introducing

Together we began brainstorming on a concept based on the

new flavors, new tastes, giving back in an interesting way, and

space, and we came up with The Corner Store.

adding to the overall culture of San Francisco.

How did the location inspire you?

What is it like to work with childhood friends?

San Francisco Day School is on Masonic, Urban School is near

I have a great group of friends from SFDS and we are very

here, and so is the JCC – this is the neighborhood where I’ve

close. We keep it in the family. Our marketing firm is owned

spent most of my life. The Corner Store is meant to be the

by an old Day School friend, Andy Hawgood ’94 − it’s a

neighborhood place to get together.

creative agency and art space called The Popular Workshop.

It takes bravery to open a restaurant in San Francisco. You are clearly a risk-taker! It took a big leap of faith from all of us, but I felt that with the

I’ve known Andy since I was five years old. He created all of our branding, logo, and menu design. I am really still so connected to many of my old classmates, especially from eighth grade.

right team and enough hard work, we could make it happen. I learned early on that it takes a lot of perseverance and

Photo (l-r): The Corner Store team: Miles Palliser, Hans

willing to learn from mistakes in order to find success in the

Hinrichs, Ezra Berman, Nick Adams

restaurant industry.

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Daniel DeLuca

Ilona Marshall

Alison Ruff

Vanessa Alexander

Natalie Dunn

Melissa Mendiola

Carolyn Sasser

Annette Allen

Amanda Elliston

Joanna Milligan

Randi Schor

Lindsay Anderson

Heidi Erbe

Loren Moyé

Jenee Scott

Nicholas Anton

Rodney Ewing

Sarah Nahabedian

Andy Shin

Cathy Aragon

Elizabeth Gedney

Meagan Nye

Leah Shoaff

Antonia Blyth

Sandi Gilmore

Mary O’Brien

Susan Sonnemaker

Herb Bool

Eric Gladstone

Dasha Ostrova

Vishal Sood

Randy Bowman

Grady Gordon

Renée Otero

Audrey Soriano

Jessica Boyles

Carter Graham

Anne Paine

Jason Stone

Andrew Brennan

Belinda Gray

Michael Pastor

Tristen Sturm

Aaron Brill

Andrea Green

Ann Pattison

Chery Thomas

Karen Swing Bromley

Sarah Hale

Michelle Phillips

Alexandra Tobin

Melissa Brown

Homa Hanjani

Kate Philpott

Jason Tognetti

Lisa Busby

Beth Hatem

Sabina Piersol

Jeff Turner

Megan Buttery

Brian Herrick

Regan Pritzker

Hope Van Sciver

Nancy Clark

Lindsay Hine

Jose Ramirez

Libby Wachtler

Eleanor Coffelt

David E. Jackson

Jorge Recinos

Rosa Wang-McClung

Sue Collentine

Sheri Leavitt

Shahab Rejali

Justin Wiener

Chris Corrigan

Jesse Lee

Lauren Rhizor

Chris Wilcox

Damian Crosby

Rebecca Lewis

Karen Richards

David Wildkress

Erin Daly

Nancy Linford

Jane Rinard

Kevin Wood

Karen Dauer

Evelyn Manies

Steve Roberts

Joel Young

Katharine Daugherty

Andrew Manton

Leah Rosenkrantz

Danny De Leon

Rey Marinero

Naomi Rudolph

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Acknowledgments and Credits We extend our profound gratitude to the many donors and volunteers who generously supported SFDS during the fiscal year of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. 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 the San Francisco Day School development office. Director of Development Vanessa Alexander

Events Dasha Ostrova

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Communications Michelle Phillips Development Associate Danielle Short

Design Julie Rozelle Contreras, Urban Bird Design

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