Upper School Explores Under the Sea, p. 12
ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY, p. 64
contents 4 Front cover: Carma Abu-Elnaj ’20 Photo by Anjali Krishna ’19
Associate Head of School Ellis Turner met up with Liz Gordon ’83 while on vacation near her home in Albany, New York.
Hellen Hom-Diamond, Chief Communications Officer Elizabeth Bolton, Managing Editor Mukti Desai, Creative Director Loren Hardenbergh, Special Projects Director/School Archivist
Jackie LaFrance, Digital Specialist Emma O’Leary, Assistant Director of Donor and Digital Engagement Elizabeth Conley, Director of Development, Alumni Engagement and Leadership Programs Anna Wyeth, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement Programs Ashley Doherty, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement Programs
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FEATURES 10 . . A TRIBUTE TO GEORGIA KENNEDY IRVIN Helen Austern Colson ’53 pays tribute to the legendary former director of admissions. 12 . . UNDER THE SEA A lucky group of Upper Schoolers traveled to the Bahamas to build robots and explore marine environments.
. . . From the Head of School
. . . Sidwell Scene
Lower School gets a new playground, Middle School gets a new garden, and Upper Schoolers led a group of other local school students to a refugee camp. 19
. . . Alumni Action
10 Minutes with Three Alums: Members of the class of 1965 open their own publishing house. Fresh Ink: The latest from SFS authors Alumni Events 32 . . . Class Notes 61
. . . From the Archives
Playgrounds—and play—have long been an integral part of daily life at Sidwell Friends.
ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY 64 . . Thank you for all you do to support Sidwell Friends and Quaker education in the nation’s capital.
Contact Sidwell Friends Alumni Magazine at EDITORIAL BOARD Hilary Dayton Busch ’85, John Dickerson ’87, Cate Livingston Fernandez ’76, Margaret Wilner Hut ’64, Peggy Smith Luthringer ’55, Peter MacDonald ’78, Eliza Lowen McGraw ’90, Anna Membrino ’07, Joan Reinthaler, Philip Terzian ’68
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A Lower Schooler pitches in at the annual 4th grade car wash.
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Last month, I had the opportunity to visit with Hanna Holborn Gray ’46, an acclaimed scholar and the firs woman to be appointed the president of a major U.S. research university, serving the University of Chicago from 1978 to 1993. Dr. Gray remembers her alma mater fondly: “The Sidwell Friends School was highly international in outlook and composition. The Quaker ethos,” she remembers in her memoir (see p. 26), “held out a high standard of intellectual achievement as something commendable and good in itself as well as for the social good.” Our strategic plan seeks to deepen that commitment to intellectual engagement in the service of the greater good. The product of extensive community surveys and cross-constituent working groups, Lead in the Light: Empowering Students to Let Their Lives Speak premiered in October 2017. Throughout the 2017/18 school year, faculty, staff parent, student, alumni, and trustee committees made proposals to achieve our strategic goals. Last June, we assembled those committees, as well as Upper School students and the board, to participate in a summit designed to prioritize goals and initiatives. With the benefi of this wisdom, the School administration presented an implementation plan to the board, which approved the document and affirm its four pillars: Unify Our Campus, Imagine the Future of Learning, Inspire Ethical Leadership, and Welcome a Wider Community. We’ll be sharing more information on the plan and its implementation with our whole community in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on your mailboxes. The opportunity we have before us is remarkable. As I have said many times, our city needs Quaker education. Lead in the Light will strengthen our presence, igniting purpose and passion in our students, and enabling us to continue to create engaged, ethical leaders who listen deeply, appreciate difference, and act for the common good. But none of this work would be possible without the generosity of our donors and volunteers, whom we sincerely thank in our Annual Report of Philanthropy (see p. 64). I am grateful for their contributions and mindful of how vital their philanthropy and that of others will be to the ultimate success of Lead in the Light. Our financia situation is clearly laid out on page 66; we remain a tuition-dependent institution, but I am confiden that this community can and will rise to the challenge before us. I am grateful for the work that we have all done to get us to this point. I am thankful for all of those who have contributed in any way to a plan that will ensure that this community will thrive for generations to come. And I am eager to work with our community in implementing a plan that will help our students flouris .
Hanna Holborn Gray visited with Upper Schoolers in the Bernstein Drawing Room.
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A Lower Schooler glides along the zipline at the new playground.
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Lower School students enjoy exploring the new playground.
LOWER SCHOOL UNVEILS PHASE I OF A NEW PLAYGROUND PROJECT Ask Lower Schoolers what they did at school today, and they might describe dangling inches above a crocodile-filled river, scaling the craggy face of a cliff, or traversing a deep canyon on a rickety rope bridge. No, they weren’t whisked away for an impromptu wilderness trip—they’ve just been exploring new additions to the Lower School playground. “Why do we have recess? Because it’s FUN—and an incredibly important part of our children’s learning and growth and an important part of our curriculum,” said Lower School Principal Adele Paynter. The first phase of the new playground was completed in October, with a second phase scheduled to be installed by September 2019. The design furthers the Lower School’s commitment to using natural and sustainable materials while encouraging the kind of unstructured play that is so valuable to young children’s development. Thank you to all the donors who made this playground possible. Learn more about the fundraising efforts for phase two at sidwell.edu/LSplayground.
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SEE HOW OUR GARDEN GROWS
Jake Ifshin ’04 (center, in plaid) works in the garden with Middle Schoolers.
“Gardening was never something I did at Sidwell Friends,” says Jake Ifshin ’04, but in partnership with the Middle School, he’s helping to bring it to the next generation. For several years, 7th and 8th graders spent service days working with Jake’s nonprofit, Everybody Grows, building raised-bed gardens at fire station farms in DC. Sixth grade students, as part of their science classes, have been raising seedlings to be planted in those gardens.
Teacher Lesley Younge (left) discusses the project with students.
Middle School teacher Lesley Younge saw that work as an opportunity to bring gardening to campus in an accessible way. Lesley worked with Jake and two of his staff members to create a modular, container garden outside the Middle School. Although some teachers do currently teach gardening, the Middle School is pushing to integrate it into more parts of the school day. The 6th grade curriculum includes a study of food justice, and teachers wanted a way for students to understand the challenges sustenance farmers face. “We read a book called The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. We’re talking about families who are
Everybody Grows staff with Middle Schoolers
sustenance farmers, and how a weather event causes them to lose their crops. Our kids live in an urban environment, and they’re separated from the production process, so in talking about food justice, we wanted to bring them closer to the food process,” Lesley says. Although the gardening project grew out of the 6th grade curriculum, other grades are getting in on the action. The 5th grade studies medieval history, and gardeners from Everybody Grows will be back to do a seminar on medieval herbs and cooking. Seventh and 8th graders study biodiversity and ecosystems, and the science teachers are excited to give the students another ecosystem on campus to study. “They’ve been observing the wetlands for a long time, but we’re hoping to give students the opportunity to have this garden where they could decide they wanted to grow something and watch it from its beginning to its end, and then get to eat the food,” says Lesley.
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MY REALITY IS DIFFERENT FROM YOURS: UPPER SCHOOLERS TRAVEL TO A SYRIAN REFUGEE CAMP Last summer 14 students from public and independent schools throughout the DC region traveled to Jordan to meet Syrian teenagers living in a refugee camp. Led by three Sidwell Friends students, the Project Turquoise Youth Committee formed “with a mission to raise awareness and funds for the Syrian refugee crisis and support the educational needs of Syrian youth,” explains Sophie Horst ’19. Sophie, her brother Cyrus Horst ’22, and Zayd Ali ’20 traveled in June with partner organization Relief International to Camp Za’atari, which is about an hour from the capital city of Amman. There they found a vibrant community of teenagers who were just like them in many ways, despite the trauma they had experienced. Over the course of the week, the teens split into groups of boys and girls to complete activities the American students had developed. The boys, however, quickly abandoned their curriculum in favor of long hours on the soccer field, where they bonded over their love of the
sport and the exhaustion that comes with, friendly physical competitions. The girls worked through several art projects. It felt like “a bunch of friends sitting together, drawing together. … That was the tone of the whole trip,” says Sophie. The first activity that the two groups of teens did together was to teach each other a sentence in their native languages. One of the Syrian students said to Cyrus, in English, “I’m not a crazy man, but my reality is different from yours.” The power and truth of that statement has stuck with Cyrus since that day, he says. Since returning to the United States, the Youth Committee members have kept in touch with their new friends in Jordan through What’s App and with events designed to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Sophie’s documentary about the experience, Cyrus’s poem, and Zayd’s article can be viewed at sidwell.edu/turquoise.
Top: The students traveled with partner organization Relief International. Bottom: The boys spent much of their time bonding on the soccer field.
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GET TO KNOW THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL Where did you grow up, and what is your favorite thing about your hometown? Besides my family, my favorite things about my hometown of Westport, Connecticut, are the Westport County Playhouse and sunsets at the beach. What has been the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Being a parent. Do you have a motto or personal mantra? As attributed to Edmond Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” What three words would best describe you? I aspire to being principled, compassionate, and results-oriented.
Russ Friedson Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations
If you had unlimited time and resources, what hobby or skill would you like to learn? I would like to become fluent in both written and conversational Hebrew.
What were you doing most recently before joining Sidwell Friends? Before joining Sidwell Friends, I served as the chief communications officer for five years at The Hotchkiss School, which is a boarding school in Lakeville, Connecticut. Prior to Hotchkiss, I worked as the director of campus communications at Yale University and, before that, at UCLA as the director of online communications for alumni affairs. What drew you to work in a Quaker school, and which parts of your new role are you most excited about? I really look forward to getting to know students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni, and learning as much as possible about the School and how Quaker values have shaped the spirit of this community. From what I have observed so far, there is an ethos of humility, equity, intensity, community, and fun—there is a lot of good work here and a lot to communicate. I love producing authentic and compelling stories that inspire people and excite the imagination in ways that create meaning and human connection. The storytelling possibilities seem endless at Sidwell—this is what I am most excited about.
Hellen Hom-Diamond Chief Communications Officer
Where did you grow up, and what is your favorite thing about your hometown? I grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. I love that I grew up on the water and could trudge through the marsh, dangle my feet off the dock, and explore the waterways as a kid. My second favorite thing is the Trolly Stop, a hot dog shop down at Wrightsville Beach. What has been the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I filled a niche as a teenager—families would pay me to come by their houses and practice flute or piano with their child … outsourcing of practice duties! Do you have a motto or personal mantra? “Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.” It’s actually up in my office to remind me that children deserve adults who are fully present, engaged, and joyful. What three words would best describe you? Compassionate, joyful, and idealistic … and persistent! Adele Paynter Lower School Principal
If you had unlimited time and resources, what hobby or skill would you like to learn? I would love to be a writer (novelist or poet) and a photographer.
LEAD IN THE LIGHT: STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN SET TO BEGIN On June 12, more than 100 members of the Sidwell Friends community gathered for a full-day summit to work through implementation plans for Lead in the Light: Empowering Our Students to Let Their Lives Speak, the strategic plan introduced last October. Current and former Board of Trustees members, alumni of all ages, parents, students, faculty, and staff worked together to envision the School 20 years from now—and the practical steps needed to reach that point. The clear consensus from the day: Being a world-class educational institution devoted to Quaker values is how to create that future. Based on the feedback gathered from the summit and the work of ongoing faculty and staff committees, the School prepared an action plan to support the four strategic priorities: Unify Our Campus, Imagine the Future of Learning, Inspire Ethical Leadership, and Welcome a Wider Community. The board approved the strategic action plan at their fall meeting. “This is a major milestone for Sidwell Friends,” said Head of School Bryan Garman. “The steps we take today will shape the future of our School. We are firmly committed to strengthening our community and advancing a culture of caring, collaboration, creativity, risk-taking, and intellectual engagement for the benefit of all students. I am grateful to the many dedicated faculty and staff members who are playing their part in making this plan a reality—as well as to the many alumni and parents who share our passion for the School. Their ongoing belief that we can make a difference is what makes Sidwell Friends an incredible place to be.”
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Georgia Irvin (right) in 1984 with Diane Wilson, who succeeded her as director of admissions
A Tribute to Georgia Kennedy Irvin (1932–2018) by Helen Austern Colson ’53
Georgia Irvin, who led the Sidwell Friends Admissions and Financial Aid
Offi from 1969 to 1984, was a passionate advocate for children who were not receiving the education she felt they deserved. During her 15 years at the School, and thereafter as an educational consultant and author, she had a national reputation for professionalism and creativity. She was a frequent speaker on admissions topics and a recipient of the prestigious William B. Bretnall Award from the Secondary School Admission Test Board. 10
Georgia changed the lives of thousands of students; many remain grateful to her today. She persuaded Sidwell Friends to admit increasing numbers of less-privileged students, and she never forgot them once they arrived. She reached out to their teachers to check on their progress, and she invited students who might fall behind to do their homework at a small student desk in the Admissions Offic After Georgia left Sidwell Friends, she founded Georgia K. Irvin and Associates, where she provided compassionate consulting and advocacy for families in Washington and well beyond who were trying to fin the right school for their children. Sometimes these were children with special needs. To serve them, Georgia learned about and visited boarding schools throughout the country that successfully help those with addiction and other issues. She followed many of the students she placed at these schools until they were adults, and she rejoiced in their eventual successes. There also were children whom very few knew about and for whom Georgia was a personal philanthropist, underwriting their high school and college educations because, she said, “There is nobody else to do it.” And finall there were her own children and grandchildren, whom she called “the precious ones” and who brought her great joy: Stuart Irvin ’80, Kate Irvin ’81, Molly Irvin ’16, Elizabeth Irvin ’19, and Isabelle Irvin ’24. During the last few decades, she relished the opportunity to drive her grandchildren to their activities. Lower School and Middle School Grandparents Days were a priority. Her family continues its active support of the School today: Daughter-in-law Carrie Irvin is co-clerk of the Parents Association.
Friends who were attracted by Georgia’s patient nature and soft Southern accent were often surprised to learn about her fierc efforts to figh the racial prejudices she encountered during her childhood in South Carolina. She spent decades as an active trustee of the Black Student Fund. And was that really gentle Georgia Irvin in a newspaper photo being arrested for protesting apartheid in front of the South African Embassy? Her ability to make lifetime friends was unusual: Sidwell friends, friends at the Episcopal churches her husband served, neighbors, and others whom she met wherever she went, be it
And was that really gentle Georgia Irvin in a newspaper photo being arrested for protesting apartheid in front of the South African Embassy? the polling booth, an airport, or the grocery store. In 1978, on the day that I began work at Sidwell Friends, she sent me flower with a note that said, “I know that we will be the best of friends.” And we were. She liked to tell her friends, “I am the person you call when you are having an appendicitis attack in the middle of the night.” During her last year, Georgia’s caregivers also became her friends. She learned about their children, and her fina philanthropy was to help those children fulfil their educational potential. Helen Colson ’53 led the development program at Sidwell Friends between 1978 and 1990. She was acting Head of School in 1987 and served eight years as a trustee.
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Upper Schoolers traveled to the Bahamas to explore marine environments with the help of robots. by Hannah Wilson-Black ’19
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WHEN NINE OF MY CLASSMATES and I touched down in Rock Sound, Bahamas on a June afternoon after hours of travel-related hassles, our first thought was how hot it was! But the blazing sun couldn’t diminish our excitement. For many of us, this trip would be our first time in the Bahamas, and we knew how lucky we were to be part of the new Sidwell Friends Marine Ecology and Underwater Robotics trip. We traveled by bus to the Island School campus on the southern tip of Eleuthera Island, marveling at the clear water to our right and noting the poverty in the settlements to our left, where stray dogs roamed. The island is home to many of these dogs, known as “pot-cakes,” after the pots of leftover rice Bahamians leave outside for them. Our home for the week, the Island School, hosts semester-long study abroad programs for students interested in marine science and includes a research institution called the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI). All the buildings on the Island School/CEI campus were built using energy- and waste-saving design techniques. Some buildings include outside planking made of old tires, insulation made of used denim, or water-saving toilets, just to name a few sustainable features. Water conservation in particular is a major concern of the Island School and CEI, especially because on an island, fresh water is precious. The only fresh water on campus is rainwater, and if campus residents regularly use more than their allotted amount of it, they must start showering with ocean water. Upon arriving we were shown to our dorms—two buildings on either side of a common room—and then taken to the dining hall for dinner. All meals included dish-crew meal cleanup duty for two rotating members of every group on campus, and the meals 14
themselves always featured hearty vegetarian and meat options. We especially enjoyed having boiled eggs at every breakfast, as well as locally sourced bacon (and by locally sourced, I mean the pigs raised on campus). After our first dinner we gathered in the common room for a short orientation and eventually went to sleep after much late-night dorm chatter. Besides our consistent meal and chore times, every day we spent on Eleuthera was different. After our initial swim test and tour of the campus’ sustainable design features, our robotics and marine science activities kicked into full gear. By the afternoon of our first full day on the island, we were designing and constructing robots in two groups captained by tech-savvy members of Sidwell’s robotics team. Our chaperones, Upper School teachers Emily Boyer and Darby Thompson, continually tried and failed to convince us that the robot building was not a competition. Robots built for underwater use are best constructed out of pieces of PVC pipe held together with screws. Their buoyancy can be adjusted by attaching plastic water bottles to the pipe and changing the amount of water in the bottles. We spent many sweaty hours of trial-and-error in our common room and finally tested our robots in the dark at the boathouse, with at least partial success for both teams. Our early mornings on Eleuthera (we rose at 6:00 a.m.) were spent in many memorable ways. One morning we took a boat out to a sandbar to watch the sun rise over the turquoise water. Snorkels in place, we explored small colonies of marine life in the shallow ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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Participants from the other programs on the island, both teenagers and adults, were always excited to hear about our robots. I think watching adults point to our creations and yell, “What you guys are doing is so cool!” really instilled some pride in our group.
waters of the sandbar. I was lucky enough to find a starfish, and we all took turns watching the animal suction itself onto our hands. Another morning we jumped off a small cliff into the ocean while our friends cheered for us. On another occasion we took part in a grueling run-swim, where we sprinted over land and swam across inlets, with some sit-ups thrown in. Luckily, on our last morning on the island, we were allowed to sleep in. In our afternoon activity blocks, we filmed shark feedings, measured sea turtles, snorkeled over coral reefs, and explored mangrove forests. We put our robots in the care of our program director, Charlie, who drove them to a local marina while we biked behind her. Bahamian fishermen gut their fish at the marina every day in the afternoon, and nurse sharks have now learned to feed there. So while a fisherman threw chum into the water, we lowered our robots into the marina and steered them toward the beautiful gray creatures. One person on each team was in charge of steering the robot while another watched the live camera feed and gave them directions. We had more than one mishap involving broken propellers and loose wires, but all in all we came away with some incredible footage of nurse sharks and other fish as they fought for food, swam gracefully by, or attacked our cameras.
Participants from the other programs on the island, both teenagers and adults, were always excited to hear about our robots. I think watching adults point to our creations and yell, “What you guys are doing is so cool!” really instilled some pride in our group. Assisting researchers on the island was also a highlight of the trip, whether we were catching sea turtles—known as “turtling”—for scientists to measure or filming animals near marine biologists’ fish aggregation devices, or FADs. We were in awe of what these researchers get to do on a daily basis, even if we didn’t envy their constant state of sunburn and being covered in sea salt. Even months later, our minds are still struggling to wrap around what an incredible privilege it is to have the experiences we did. For many of us, this trip provided our first chance to scuba dive or dissect a fish. We experienced new challenges, like adjusting the buoyancy of a robot while keeping afloat in the open ocean or taking one-minute showers (it’s harder than it sounds!). And of course we witnessed firsthand the beauty of the island—and the coral bleaching and invasive species that threaten it. There is nothing quite like seeing a massive lobster on the ocean floor or floating above a blue hole thousands of feet deep. We left Eleuthera in awe of our planet and with even more reason to advocate for its protection. The students traveled as part of the Marine Ecology and Underwater Robotics in the Bahamas program. Their goal was to explore different marine ecosystems, learn from researchers while doing real field research, and deploy their own underwater robots. Golpari Abari ’20, Carma Abu-Elnaj ’20, Hannah Jones ’19, Anjali Krishna ’19, Ian Palk ’20, Amelia Paulsen ’19, Rohil Sabherwal ’20, Anika Schipma ’19, Arjun Thillairajah ’20, and Hannah Wilson-Black ’19 traveled and learned under the guidance of Upper School Science Teacher Emily Boyer and Upper School Director of Technology Darby Thompson.
See more photos, read recaps from other students on the trip, and watch some of the incredible video of sharks feeding, filmed by underwater robots the students built and piloted, at www.sidwell.edu/ bahamas.
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holiday party THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 Regional alumni holiday parties will be happening across the country on December 13. If you live in (or holiday plans bring you to) one of the following cities, we hope you will join fellow alumni and friends to celebrate the season. Register to attend at sidwell.edu/alumniholiday. WASHINGTON, DC Lia’s 6:00–9:00 p.m. BOSTON Taste Bar 6:30–8:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES Wally’s Wine Bar 7:00–9:00 p.m. NEW YORK CITY The Smith East Village 6:30–9:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO Wine Jar 6:30–8:30 p.m. SEATTLE Redhook Brewlab 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Perry Pickert ’94 and Adam Huttler’94 in a scene from the 1994 production of Scapino!, directed by Ed Crow.
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fond farewells A Farewell to Ed
By Aaron Brophy, Director of Art Exhibitions, Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery Ed Crow is one man in his time who played many parts. For over half a century, he shepherded the Sidwell art program in a variety of ways: as the chair of the arts department, as a theatrical director, as a visual art teacher, as an English teacher, and as a friend to many.
The firs time I met Ed Crow, about two years ago, he was sitting on a barstool at Café Deluxe. We were introduced by Sidwell colleagues, and I have been intoxicated by his legend ever since. His personality is what lured me at firs , but over time it was the third-person tributes to Ed that kept me coming back for more. I heard mysterious stories of past summers spent in Europe touring with a band. I saw surreal musings on cocktail napkins that evolved into theatrical productions. I was shown rolls and rolls of his copious architectural renderings, and finall someone suggested that I feature his work in the art gallery. I have since learned that Ed’s introduction to theater came at the hands of the carnies traveling through North Carolina. One of his firs jobs was to raise the Ferris wheels for the circus. Ed is also an accomplished musician and drummer who earned his chops playing jazz gigs in Europe. As a young man, Ed served in the Navy before settling in Washington, DC and rediscovering his passion for theater as a profession. For a period of time he directed theater at St. Alban’s, National Cathedral School, and Sidwell Friends, while also earning his master’s degree from Catholic University. For 54 years Ed graced our school with his creativity and his artistic vision. Generations of students have benefi ted from his wisdom, while colleagues have enjoyed his mentorship. His passion for theater is fueled by a breadth of talents. Through music, with a paintbrush, and on the stage, Ed Crow
is a modern day renaissance man. His quiet presence has been a steady hand guiding the performing and visual arts program at Sidwell Friends School for decades. In addition to his knack for stage direction, Ed used to teach visual art classes as well. His deft touch has been evidenced by the numerous sketches, watercolors, and designs he created while producing plays for two generations of theater students. Did I forget to mention that Ed also taught Shakespeare? I heard a story about students entranced by Ed’s ephemeral chalk drawings, which he rendered on the blackboard while lecturing about the Bard’s scenes. One might say that Ed Crow is just too much of a good thing. At a Friends school, it would not be out of the ordinary to eschew acknowledgement of the accomplishments of our colleagues. It is my hope in this case we have consensus that fiv decades of commitment to the arts at Sidwell is worthy of a modicum of adulation. Please don’t let the slow shuffli of his footsteps or his quiet languid cadence fool you. Ed Crow still has much on his mind, and he has even more to say. Sometimes the most important job of the fourth wall is simply to sit quietly, to listen, and to behold. Enjoy the show. Thank you to the Sidwell Friends community for raising more than $17,000 in honor of Ed to support the theater arts program. See photos from his retirement celebration and a special tribute video to Ed at sidwell.edu/EdCrowCelebration.
A Tribute to Asma Rahman By Cynthia Sealls
For more than 25 years, Asma’s was the face anyone saw the firs time they encountered Sidwell Friends School. As the receptionist at Zartman House, she greeted everyone and made them feel immediately at home and at ease. Two years ago, she took her calming spirit to the front desk of the Middle School and spent the last of her tenure helping students, teachers, and parents navigate their days. Thank you, Asma, for the many warm welcomes.
For 27 years Asma Rahman was the receptionist in Zartman House and then in the Middle School for 2 years. When Zartman served as the main entry point to the entire school, Asma’s warm smile, calm manner, and welcoming presence greeted all visitors to the Washington, DC campus. For parents, alumni, vendors, college representatives, and people just stopping by, Asma was the face of Sidwell. One of her most notable traits was her reliability—which is incredibly important when you are the receptionist. Asma never seemed to take a day off If she was ever away for any reason, people would ask nervously, “Where is Asma?” Fall, winter, spring, summer—you could count on her quiet help. Her other notable trait was that she knew everything about the School and was extremely patient and totally unflappable She gave great directions to get anywhere on the campus and kept abreast of any activities so that she could help people figur out where they needed to be. Her knowledge of who did what and where and why was a great help to many confused visitors. Also, things could get pretty loud and busy in the lobby of Zartman House, but Asma’s quiet, patient, and low-key demeanor was consistently on display. Many times, her calming presence helped to allay the fears of more than a few students who sheepishly (and sometimes tearfully) entered Zartman House noting that they had not been picked up yet and wondering if they could call their
parents. She would reassure them that their parents would come to pick them up soon and that they could have a seat in the Drawing Room or the lobby to wait. Asma loved to talk with anyone and everyone she met. She was usually working her way through a book and was always happy to tell you how much or how little she was enjoying it. She was also very knowledgeable about healthy foods and natural medicines and liked to share that knowledge with anyone who was interested. Asma grew up in New York City and graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. In spite of the impression that she was a constant presence at Sidwell, she managed to travel all over the United States and through other countries as well. She has spent time in Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, California, Illinois, Canada, and all along the Eastern seaboard. Her love of traveling has also taken her to France, Ghana, Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Tortola, and St. Thomas, where she lived for two years. I’m hoping that Asma’s retirement gives her plenty of time to read, exercise, travel, go to the beach, and spend lots of time with her family and spiritual community. She deserves a long, healthy, happy retirement for a job well done! We will miss her.
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A TRIBUTE TO ED CROW BY BRIAN McKAIG ’85
After 54 years of service to Sidwell Friends, Ed Crow announced his retirement in June 2018. This October, we had a chance to celebrate his career. For more than half a century, Ed embodied the most important value that students learn at Sidwell Friends: to let their lives speak. As chair of the arts department, theatrical director, visual arts teacher, and English teacher, Ed empowered so many in the Sidwell Friends community to find their voices and develop unique, creative modes of self-expression. In that spirit, one of his former students has prepared a photo essay to honor Ed and his legacy to the School.
Last spring Ana Gasteyer ’85 invited me to join her for a fun farewell at Ed’s last faculty meeting. Ana played the violin and sang the great Rosemary Clooney song “Baby the Ball Is Over.” I played slide whistle and told some jokes. Bill Strathmann ’85 snuck in the back of the meeting to share the surprise. Apparently, it was the best faculty meeting in Ed’s 54 years! Who knew?
After the meeting, I thought it would be fun to re-create my graduation picture with Ed. We are behind Zartman House, and our mischievous smiles assure you that we are crushing life in 1985!
Thirty-three years later and we are still smiling! Now we can share some hard-earned wisdom: I enjoy a spread collar instead of a button-down. Ed eschews coats and ties in favor of chambray shirts over navy-blue Lacoste shirts with collars flipped up. Take notes, everyone! Side note: This picture was taken in the same spot (in front of the old gym) where, in 7th grade, I witnessed Ed (wearing the same navy-blue Lacoste shirt but this time sporting a beard) painting a huge piece of flat canvas scenery with the help of a brush duct taped to the end of a five-foot-long wooden pole. I was mesmerized.
Other fun facts that captivated us about Ed: His wife, Anne, was a professional actress. They had an apartment in New York City. They traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, every summer to check out the art and jazz festivals. These are otherworldly people! This is a program that Ed and Anne created for our production of Scapino!, a zany adaptation of Moliere’s Les Fourberies de Scapin. Ed told me he and Anne shared a bottle of wine one night to create authentic stains on the fake Italian menu. I thought that was pretty cool. This is a term paper I wrote for Ed’s 20th-Century American Literature class. I misspelled Farewell to Arms on the title page, and it just went downhill from there. I still remember Ed sitting me down on the front steps of the Upper School and slogging through those paragraphs as my writing got worse and worse and worse. I was so embarrassed. But I still treasure the memory … and the paper!
At the faculty meeting, I got to read the last monologue from The Dining Room, a play by A.R. Gurney that is a favorite of Ed’s. This is the cast picture of our 1980s production. Lately I’ve been having this recurrent dream. We’re giving this perfect party. We have our dining room back, and Grandmother’s silver, before it was stolen, and Charley’s mother’s royal blue dinner plates, before the movers dropped them, and even the finger bowls, if I knew where they were. And I’ve invited all our favorite people. Oh, I don’t mean just our old friends. I mean everyone we’ve ever known and liked. We’d have the man who fixes our Toyota, and that intelligent young couple who bought the Payton house, and the receptionist at the doctor’s office, and the new teller at the bank. And our children would be invited, too. And they’d all come back from whenever they are. And we’d have two cocktails and hot hors d’oeuvres, and everyone would get along famously! My husband laughs when I tell him this dream. “Do you realize,” he says, “what a party like that would cost? Do you realize what we’d have to pay these days for a party like that?” Well, I know. I know all that. But sometimes I think it might almost be worth it.
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10/THREE 10 MINUTES WITH THREE ALUMS
Ken LeSure ’65
Todd Parnell ’65
Philip “Flip” Todd ’65
Ken LeSure ’65, Todd Parnell ’65, and Philip “Flip” Todd ’65 believe in the power of the written word—and want to make publishing more accessible to their friends and fellow alumni.
Where did the idea for Friends of Friends Press come from?
Todd: Ken is a real writer, and I’m a late comer after two retirements, seeking to avoid boredom! We shared a frustration about the difficul of working with, or even getting access to, quality publishers, and lo and behold found one in our very midst, Class of ’65, Flip Todd! I visited Flip over a decade ago in Anchorage to pick his brain about how to start a publishing business. Thankfully, he dissuaded me from even trying! 24
Ken: Any suggestion that Todd is not a real writer is completely wrong. His fictio is great tale-telling and his environmental nonfictio is important. Prior to our 50th class reunion in 2015, I had read Todd’s The Buffalo Ben, and Me following a suggestion by fellow classmate Steve Page. As I recall, soon thereafter Todd and I began an ongoing email discussion of our “new” writing aspirations. Before settling into parenthood and my 30-year career as a psychology professor, I had written an unpublished novel and was frustrated by the difficul of findin a publisher or an audience. When I retired from academic life in 2010, I decided to rekindle my inner Melville. I have
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discovered that, even with the advent of digital media and ebooks, findin an audience or market for one’s jottings, especially fictio , remains difficu and daunting. Flip: Todd Parnell gets 100 percent of the credit for it. He e-mailed Ken and me and explained his self-described “crazy idea,” and Ken and I fell for it immediately. Anything to help out a Friend, right? How did you reconnect and decide to work together?
Todd: We three reconnected at our 50th class reunion on campus in 2015, and soon were discussing shared interests. I agreed to be a guinea pig and walk through publishing a nonfictio manuscript gathering dust on a shelf with Flip and Todd Communications. Thus, Trails of the Heart, Along the Buffal River was born! I was so impressed with the quality of his work and ease of collaboration that I became fully supportive of the three of us trying to offer a service. Ken: My recollection of the order of events is a bit hazy, but when we agreed by email exchanges to move forward, I volunteered to draft a business proposal. Unlike Todd as a retired banker and Flip as a still-working publisher, I have no formal business background, so their expertise in developing our plan was essential.
What have been some favorite books or projects?
Flip: Todd Communications has either published or assisted authors, photographers, and fin artists to produce a pretty wide range of books including gardening, children’s, and World War II history, and our specialty— books about Alaska. A few years ago we took on our biggest project, which was a large hardcover book with loads of color photos for Alaska Airlines’ 80th anniversary. They gave it to thousands of employees, suppliers, customers, and friends of the company. Ken: In recent years I’ve written a short parody, A Gospel According to Bubba; a novella, Spaceland; and a play, The Package, which was performed at the New York Theater Festival in July 2018. I also have a blog, In Too Deep, on my web page, kenlesure.com. Todd: My just-released novel, Pig Farm, would come to mind for me. It is a fictiona account of a real-life environmental tragedy unfolding on America’s firs national river, the Buffal River in northwestern Arkansas. The Buffal is an exceptional treasure where my lineage dates back eight generations, so it is a very personal battle for me. You can fin more about it on my website, toddparnell.com, if interested.
The publishing industry is suffering these days. Why did you decide to enter it?
Flip: Reports of the death of book publishing are greatly exaggerated, not to too egregiously paraphrase Samuel Clemens. There are still more than a half million book copyright registrations file with the Library of Congress each year. Can you name any other product in the American marketplace that introduces that many new unique products to the marketplace? It’s not music, movies, or television shows, and probably not anything else including shoes, handbags, or nuts and bolts. So stick with us as we continue producing America’s favorite mode of education and entertainment. Todd: It seemed like there might be a niche we could fill with Friends of Friends Press, honor our alma mater, and be of service to our classmates and colleagues. It is definitely a notfor-profit endeavor! Ken: I agree with Flip and Todd on the state of the publishing industry, but there’s no doubt that electronic media are here to stay. Ultimately, digital materials cannot survive without electric power, no matter where it may come from in the future, whereas paper documents can last indefinitel , if stored properly. Fortunately, Friends of Friends Press can publish both analog and digital books. Friends of Friends Press is not officially affiliated with Sidwell Friends School, but we are delighted to share this labor of love with our readers. Visit FriendsofFriendsPress.com to learn more.
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FRESH NK The authors of Sidwell Friends share their work
SYDNEE JOELLE LUBAR ’19 SPINES: The Art of Scoliosis Yorkshire Publishing, 2018
HANNA HOLBORN GRAY ’46 An Academic Life: A Memoir Princeton University Press, 2018
Hanna Holborn Gray recently published An Academic Life, which chronicles her life-long experiences in academia, including her time at Sidwell Friends. She lauds her time spent at the School, noting, “I came to realize how important the ethos of the School has been to the development of my own sense of values.” The firs woman provost of Yale University and firs women president of the University of Chicago, Hanna returned in September to visit with the Student Alumni Association, be interviewed for Horizon, and to have her book added to the Alumni Bookshelf.
Sydnee Lubar, a photographer, scoliosis patient, and Sidwell Friends senior has published her firs book, SPINES: The Art of Scoliosis. The book features dramatic black-and-white images and stories of 28 girls and women, ages 6–77, who suffer from scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. The focus of the project, says Sydnee, is to share the individual stories and encourage selfconfidenc in others with the condition. “SPINES is inspired by my scoliosis journey and the experiences that come with wearing a brace,” says Sydnee in the book’s introduction. She was diagnosed with the condition at age 12, the day before her bat mitzvah, and for years wore a brace 22 hours a day. “Through my passion for photography, I hope to inspire young girls with scoliosis. The battle is hard, but you are not alone.”
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ANDREW L. YARROW ’75 Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life Brookings Institution Press, 2018
Andrew L. Yarrow’s fift book, Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life, a study of the many types of often-ignored struggles of tens of millions of American men, was published in September 2018. Andrew, a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, has been a New York Times reporter, a Labor Department speechwriter, and a US history professor at American University, and has been affiliat with the Brookings Institution and the Aspen Institute. “I’ve long cared about and focused on people who are not doing well, economically, socially, politically, and psychologically. Most people don’t think that men, at least white men, are struggling. While some are aware of the ‘boy problem’ (doing less well in school) and men’s declining labor force participation, I’ve heard from many middle-aged men that they lost once-good jobs, many millennials that they can’t fin or don’t want jobs, and many formerly incarcerated men that they have been shut out of the job market,” says Andrew.
GREG BERMAN ’85 Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration The New Press, 2018
In Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration, Greg Berman and Julian Adler—director and director of policy and research, respectively, of the Center for Court Innovation—provide a concrete blueprint for reducing incarceration while increasing public trust in justice that can be applied right now, without waiting for federal leadership or a revolution.
JOHN F. ROSS ’77 The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West Viking, 2018
John Ross, formerly the executive editor of American Heritage magazine, has written a new biography of John Wesley Powell that enriches Wallace Stegner’s earlier portrait of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon explorer with many new dimensions. In The Promise of the Grand Canyon, John recounts how Powell, after his perilous three-month expedition through the Grand Canyon, went on to survive Washington bureaucracy as he served 13 years as director of the US Geological Survey. During this time the Washington bureaucrat with a restless mind joined with Henry Adams to form the Cosmos Club. John rounds out his tale of this colorful, dedicated scientist/ adventurer/visionary with an important chapter in the development of the American West: Powell’s success, by the sheer force of his character, in educating Washington legislators about the absolute need for irrigation in the West. —Barbara Meade ’53 ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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From the Clerk of the Alumni Association: ALI MOHAMADI ’94 Dear Friends, As we enter this season of reflectio , I am reminded of the bonds built during my years at Sidwell Friends and how grateful I am for how powerfully they have endured. Through all our modern modes of communication, it is easier than ever to stay connected, and I fin these regular touchpoints to be calming, sustaining, and uplifting. Similarly, Sidwell Friends connects with its alums through a variety of means, including online surveys and in-person focus groups. Earlier this year, the Alumni Offi distributed one such survey and convened a number of focus groups, seeking to better understand our thoughts on a number of key categories that tie into the School’s strategic plan. This included questions about our current thinking on giving to the School, which is also highlighted in the Annual Report of Philanthropy found in this edition of the Alumni Magazine. Among the most interesting finding were that 42 percent of respondents believe the School is “adequately funded” or “over-funded,” which focus groups saw as a roadblock to giving. Only 20 percent of survey respondents felt the School “does not have enough” funding. And interestingly, 39 percent of surveyed alumni state they “don’t know enough” about the state of the School’s finances representing a key communications gap to address. The results also identifie a number of areas alumni are seeking to learn more about, including details on Sidwell Friends’ overall finan cial state and its ongoing needs to support students. As a result of this information, the Alumni Offi and Alumni Association Executive Board are working together to develop and implement programs to fil the gaps you have identifie , and we will report on our progress in the coming months. Your continued engagement helps ensure Sidwell Friends maintains the same vision and ethos it carried during your days on campus, and more importantly, it ensures that current and future generations will have the same wonderful experience we all did. Happy holidays and here’s to a safe and prosperous New Year ahead.
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SUMMER WITH FRIENDS More than 300 alumni and friends from across the country joined the SFS Alumni Association for its inaugural summer series, Spend Your Summer with Friends. Clockwise from top left: NYC-area alumns enjoyed a Brooklyn Brewery tour. A lively evening social in Martha’s Vineyard. Closer to home, alumni and families gathered for a picnic and movie night behind Zartman House. Upper School Principal Mamadou Guèye with Kyndall Ashe ʼ14 in Martha's Vineyard. Los Angeles-based alums basked in Ojai’s charms. Not pictured: Alumni in Boston also enjoyed brunch, and Bay-area alums took a tour of SFMOMA. ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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ALUMNI SOCCER GAMES A stacked alumni team emerged victorious in the annual match against they varsity boysʼ soccer team. Clockwise from top left: Doug Kaufman ʼ05 and Yinka Alawode ʼ18 go head-to-head. Alumni players congratulate the varsity squad. Daniel Perils ʼ12 lines up a shot on goal. The alumni team Front row: Cole Graham ʼ12, Burr Grey ʼ75, Irineu de Carvalho Filho (P ʼ17), John Salzberg ʼ89, Dylan Everett ʼ12, Wes Roman ʼ11, Marwan Lloyd ʼ16, Yinka Alawode ʼ18. Middle row: Michael Hinz ʼ12, Ames Ward ʼ14, Hans Tresolini ʼ86, Lucas de Carvalho ʼ17, Jeff Perils ʼ06, Daniel Perils ʼ12, Ben Citrin ʼ12, Jose Flores ʼ14, Andrew Smith Herman ʼ06. Back row: Felix Malaby-Kay ʼ12, Curtis Oberg ʼ12, David Geschwind ʼ12, March Geschwind ʼ14, Zak Kirstein ʼ12, Tip Coffin ʼ87, Chris Westley ʼ07, Yoni Berhanu ʼ08, Rory OʼNeill ʼ09, Bora Tarimcilar ʼ14, Onat Tarimcilar ʼ15, Doug Kaufman ʼ05, Chris Bruno ʼ06, John Gillanders ʼ94, Eric Fredell ʼ78. Not pictured: Allie Levey ʼ05, Ralph Lee ʼ00, Samp Lipscomb ʼ14, and Gerald Wagner ʼ12.
ART AMONG FRIENDS The many artists among the Sidwell Friends alumni community shared their talents last spring. Clockwise from left: Ellen Cornelius Ericson ʼ97, Jill Romansky McCulloch ʼ97, Aiyana Pucci ʼ94, and Aiyanaʼs daughter, Adelaide, enjoy the festivities. Artwork by featured artist Lory Ivey Alexander ʼ97. Featured artist Maggie Shafran ʼ10. Featured artist Deborah Zickler ʼ03 shares her pottery with fellow featured artist Sepi Alavi ʼ97 and DC Regional Alumni Club Committee clerk Nina Santiago ʼ98. Quaker Oats print by featured artist Georgia Koch ʼ07. ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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Sarah Johnson Benjamin writes from Southport, North Carolina, that she’s very active playing flute singing in choir (the “Sea Notes”), and enjoying oil painting classes. Husband Stan turned 90, and they celebrated. He stays busy playing golf and bridge and tending his garden. They greatly enjoy their active life there, where they retired years ago. Chen Mersereau Byers writes that she still lives in Larchmont, New York, and enjoys visiting New York City for cultural events. She also enjoys visits to her children in San Francisco, Madrid, and Easthampton, Massachusetts, and has fond memories of her years at Sidwell.
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1952 1953 Left: George Satterhwaite II ’53 and Helen Austern Colson ’53 celebrate at Reunion Weekend 2018. Right: Hank Holmes ’53’s granddaughter, Umichan
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Gloria Girton: I continue with my Italian lessons and my traveling. Off to Lisbon soon and then my annual trek to Naples and Rome. I hope to return to Istanbul in the spring, even though I am not fond of Erdogan. Trump is generally laughed at in France, but there are those who approve of him. Until people are better educated and learn to think for themselves, to reflec and not necessarily believe what they see and hear on television and on other media—I gave my TV away, for I prefer to read a good book rather than listen to blabla—we are doomed to be governed by less than the best. The French are having problems in dealing with Macron, for he is a former banker, almost a dirty word in France.
Hank Holmes: We are watching what appears to be the unraveling of this American political farce. One can only imagine the cringing our friends in Europe feel as they watch US current events. On a smaller scale, I’ve just become a grandfather, far slower than most of you classmates. She is a delicious mix of Thai, German, Japanese, and American. She is called Umichan and is just three months old. My senior career in music find me playing as a volunteer at our local Kaiser Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s fiv years now, and we now have eight of us taking turns cheering folks up.
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REUNION RECAP By Craig Morgan We had great attendance—25 classmates altogether—for an international affai , including Joan Friedman Seymour with
daughter Lisa all the way from Adelaide, Joan Barbeau Calvo with daughter Ellie all the way from Mexico City, and Bob and Mary Myers all the way from Auckland. The Road Warrior prize goes to Thatcher Morse, who drove straight through from Gainesville, Florida, on the day the reunion was to start. Our reunion had two highlights. The firs was the Senior Shack Redux. Remembering fondly the days when we hung out in the erstwhile Senior Shack to ponder the meaning of it all, we got together Saturday morning to do the same in one of the high school classrooms. It would be hard to have a greater contrast in setting, but that did not stop us. However, there was also a contrast in topic. This time we got heavily into end-of-life issues, drawing on Peggy Pabst Battin’s wisdom, this being her foremost area of research at the University of Utah. The second highlight was of course the Saturday night party at the home of Dolly Bowman Tucker and her husband, Gene. Great fun was had further catching up with each other’s lives, especially for the few who could not make it to the earlier activities. We also remembered yet more about our SFS years. It speaks to the bond between us that the zillion emails we exchanged over the previous 15 months were just a warmup for the full-bandwidth experience. (On the web, a non-SFS blogger complained, “Facebook killed my reunion!”—meaning that, with so much communication before the event, classmates had nothing left to say. But for us, the opposite.)
Left: Bart Myers ’57 Right: The CLASS OF 1958 celebrates at the class party during Reunion Weekend 2018.
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At the party, we also set aside time for a solemn remembrance—Helene Rosenfeld Feldman read off names of the 13 classmates no longer with us, followed by silence. As Helene then added, let us hope this list does not grow for a long, long time. We all look forward to our 65th. After the reunion, we learned about the passing of another classmate, Howard B. “Bart” Myers. Bart went from Sidwell to Amherst College for his bachelor’s degree and then to the University of Michigan, where by 1968 he completed all but a dissertation for a doctorate in economics. After Michigan, he taught at Rutgers for eight years and at La Salle in Philadelphia for four and then transitioned to being a personal computer dealer and freelance programmer. It was at Michigan that he started to live a double life. He rode a motorcycle for the firs time in 1964 and discovered he had an insane talent for racing. Within fiv years, he dominated amateur racing and then gained national ranking when he challenged the pros, holding his own as a tight-budget privateer against factory teams riding superior bikes. Racing was interleaved with teaching, Bart quietly leaving town right after his last Friday class, driving overnight to a far-flun race course, and catching some early morning sleep in his truck before rolling his machine onto the track. Unfortunately, his racing days were ended in 1976 by a serious concussion. But for all the daring adventure, Bart will be remembered most for his gentle manner and quiet wit. To the very end, he charmed everyone he met.
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Patience Sanger Bender: Hi Sidwell and all that it stands for! I remember being at my firs coed school (and that says enough!), being prepared for college, teaching nursery school at Harvard, being a travel agent, and working at NBC, where I met my better half. Bob went from NBC to the CIA. We had two marvelous kids. After 51 years of married bliss, we live just north of St. Augustine in a villa overlooking the lake in what is referred to as a “Senior Living Solution.” Hi to one and all.
Keen Berger: Still working all the time, teaching at Bronx Community College. Authored best-selling textbooks in developmental psychology, elected Democratic District Leader for Greenwich Village (Manhattan), and more. I am thinking that I should plan to slow down, but I can’t figur out what to cut out. Newest project: a book on grandmothers; would be happy to talk to any grandmother classmates. Clark Griffi : Carter Wilson and I connect on Instagram with our flowers and I follow Toni Oliviero on Facebook and encourage all classmates to send friend requests around the class, so that we can connect more fully. Finally, I spoke with Jane Shields a few months ago at her residence in Maine. She sounded wonderful. Susie Kroeger: You haven’t lived until you’ve driven around Mount Desert Island on a beautiful summer afternoon in an open 1925 Rolls Royce named Bluebelle. That’s what Keith and I did this August with Mary and Doug White. We paid a visit to the Antique Car Museum in Tremont. There was also a trip by lobster boat to an outer island and up the fjord, a characteristic summer people’s cocktail party on the porch, and the usual visits to local points of architectural interest. We four had a lovely time. Donald Ross is a professor in Minneapolis teaching two undergraduate courses: Argument, a topic he is well prepared for, and Public Policy. He is also working in the fiel of rhetorical studies of the environment. Bill Smart: Sarah and I are loving life in the mountains of Montana. Home is four and a half miles off the road, atop one of the ridges of our mountain. Nearest two-leggeds are a mile. Four-leggeds and birds, however, are all around. We have elk, mule deer, bear, mountain lion, moose, and assorted smaller critters, plus many birds in attendance. The older we get, the more private Sarah and I have become, particularly yours truly. We live 18 miles away from our nearest little town and around 20 miles from Butte. I resist going to town except when absolutely necessary. And that is not often. I am firs reader for a friend’s yearly novels. That keeps me busy for three or four months. I also keep my hand in at the rifl and handgun range here at our place. A number of health issues keep me holding to a moderate pace. Our horse and dogs,
however, keep me going. You, I suspect, continue at energetic, lightning speed! We don’t have TV and haven’t since 1990. On the other hand, I am actively involved with some intelligence analysis via the internet, and that helps exercise the brain.
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Larrine Salmon Abolt: This October will see us closing on our Montana chapter with very mixed emotions. It has been a wonderful 20 years (hard to believe)! Two days after closing in Montana, we will close on a property in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and we are excited for this next chapter. Susan Freeman McGee: Susan attended the Sidwell gathering on Martha’s Vineyard while spending the summer there. She returns to DC for the rest of the year. Richard Palmer: Rod Cox would be pleased ... though he never forgave me for The Letters. After a 60-year detour into science and medicine, and the Weird Freudian Fantasy, Richard Palmer has returned to history, as a “teacher” (HAHAHAHA) of courses with a history tilt for retirees and peers at Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at American University, one of the OLLI adult-ed affiliat around the country. Among some others, I have done several semester courses in the last fiv years, most with a centenary angle: The First Year of the Great War as an Ongoing Event with Uncertain Outcome, in spring 2015; The Bolshevik Revolution a Century Later, in fall 2017; The Fifties, 60 Years after Sputnick, in spring 2018; and this fall, The End of “The War to End War” and the SoCalled Peace. The essence of my pedagogy: teach something you don’t know enough to be qualifie for! Lee Pledger: I continue to enjoy living on Cape Cod. What is not to love! It’s a beautiful place with lots to do year-round. Just came off the Cape Cod Academy for Lifelong Learning board after three years, but I’m still enjoying courses and helping out. We have 700 members, more than 70 courses a semester, and only one paid employee with lots of volunteers. We are particularly blessed by the number of retired teachers and professors we have on the Cape. I have been going to the
basketball, ice hockey, etc. I traveled to Raleigh this summer to visit my younger son and his two children (ages 11 and 13), and they will travel here in November. My Virginia granddaughter fle to Cincy for a summer visit. I am looking forward to seeing Sidwell alum and lifelong friend, Marie Kline Heffelfing ’65, in early October. Judy McGregor Caldwell: I love to keep up with everyone. The more time goes by, the more Friends values and friendships deepen. How I miss Joan Mills Busko’s laughter and creativity. Her spirit often lifted mine.
1962 Left: Bud Davis’s ’62 Pine Key Dust. Right: Logo for the Class of 1962
Cape Cod Tufts Club luncheons since coming here and recently accepted a board role. I have a timeshare in the Berkshires and love my annual week there with friends. My sister Lynne lives in western Massachusetts. I am also thrilled that my nephew, his wife, and son are on Martha’s Vineyard, only an hour away by ferry! He is production manager for a “green house” company. My Arizona sister Lacy has had dementia for a number of years. I visit her and her family regularly, and we love to see each other. One of her daughters made me get on Facebook! I like to follow the adventures and interests of our SFS classmates as well as family. Heading to my 55th reunion at Tufts this spring; cannot believe that is possible! John T. Sapienza Jr.: Family and hobbies keep me busy. I just returned from this year’s World Science Fiction Convention, where I volunteered to work at registration. I’ll be doing that again next year, when the Worldcon will be in Dublin, Ireland. Our local group is also bidding for the right to host the Worldcon in DC in 2021. The grandchildren keep growing like weeds. One is a college graduate, and three are in college. I was startled to discover that half of the eight grandkids will be old enough to vote in November. And one just completed his qualification to become an Eagle Scout, the second in the family, this fall. Life is good.
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Chett Breed: Our Michigan granddaughter, Haley, is mastering Chopin and Bach on the piano, is running cross-country, and is a sophomore. Our California granddaughter, Kaila, is a senior at Mission High in San Francisco and is interested in art. Our California grandson, Shade, is in 7th grade in Petaluma and works at Minecraft studiously. We’ll see them all over the next two months— as well as the Washington state grandchildren and the Missouri grandchildren. We’ll also see our custodial sons, daughters, sons-in-law, and daughters-in-law. Pat Harrell Burk: I have spent much of this past year learning to reinvent myself since losing my Bill last August. It’s a real challenge after 40 years, and baby steps seem to be the best response to the maze. I am blessed with an awesome, supportive family, some treasured friends, and a community that offers both friendships and a variety of choices for one’s free time. I have been seeing a grievance counselor, a reflexologis , and have joined a health club. I am on the community’s social committee, enjoy trips to see community theater, and attend a monthly book club. Volunteer options are on my fall docket, as well as a possible short trip. But again, baby steps. I delight in being so geographically close to my older son and to my daughter, plus fiv of my grandchildren (ages 3–12). Weekends stay busy with soccer games,
I’ve just gotten back from painting on Mohegan Island, Maine. This small island is as close to heaven as one could be … the birds sing louder, the breezes are fresher, and the sunrises and sunsets more beautiful. (For visuals and confirmatio , visit my website, judycaldwell.com.) A Quaker meeting each Sunday in the library has been part of the island for decades. Re-entry to city life is only cushioned by babysitting my four grandchildren. However, I am challenged by having to bring my baseball skills to match those of my five year-old’s. Just last week we practiced in Rittenhouse Square Park for fiv hours. The score was 6-22 and 2-23 … ouch! I’m working up to a solo show in Philly in November, where most of the pieces will be from my stay on Monhegan. Next April, I will try to move past my fear of public speaking to give a talk and demonstration of my art to the Vero Beach Art Club. Even Sidwell couldn’t prepare me well enough for this. Bud Davis: Pine Key dust. Secret to long life. Garlic, cumin. Homegrown peppers. Peter Enemark: Our class has decided that we need a logo. Thanks to Tracy Mullin Moroney, we have one. It’s a “Beware of Elderly People in the Crosswalk” sign (pictured above). Jeff Fletcher: Tara and I traveled this summer. We did a cruise on the Mediterranean, starting in Barcelona and with wonderful stops in Florence, Venice, Dubrovnik, and Split—all places on our list for a return visit someday. We did our annual visit to Key West, which always features parasailing, kayaking, biking, a lunch with Bud Davis at Stock Island’s Hogfis Grill, and lots of reading and lounging by the pool. We spent a week in southwestern Pennsylvania with friends, where Tara did a week of intensive watercolor painting while I explored the Flight 93 memorial and the region’s Frank Lloyd Wright attractions. ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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politically involved. It’s new to me, but I’ll see; I fin it fascinating! I still greatly enjoy music and involvement with musicians, and I currently practice that passion by being an active board member of an area chamber music group and regularly attending Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. Jill Robinson Grubb: I remember playing Scrabble with Bud Davis in the senior lounge, seeing Mickey in his souped-up vehicle in the alley next to my window, and wanting to be part of the class. I am hard at work canvassing for my Democratic candidate for US House of Representatives [sic] in a very red district. I am loving listening to East of Eden in my car.
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We’ll travel again soon to Denver to see friends of more than 45 years and then to Florida to visit friends from Great Britain who we met in Key West 30 years ago and have stayed close to—so close that we were “surprise” guests at their wedding reception in England a decade ago, causing quite a disruption. Otherwise, life is fille with grandchildren, nonprofi and neighborhood volunteer activities and boards, and work to change the political dynamic in Washington. As Helen Hawes so aptly put it, letting go is now a daily practice; I am trying to pick up some new and fresh activities as the journey progresses. Ellen Gay: Yes, I have “Trump Anxiety Disorder” and am working hard to overcome underlying causes! My husband, Gary, and I are very involved with “Indivisible Highlands and Beyond,” a local group of 125 trying (at this point) to swing Congress left in order to level off the Trump influence We’ve been registering voters, canvassing for various candidates, demonstrating, rallying, whatever. We’re hoping that, with the zillion other hardworking souls, we’ll have some influence We added a grandson, Theo, to the grandchild roster in July. Along with his sister, Aurelia, age 3 1/2, he lives with their parents (my son, Alec Johnson, and his wife, Livia RurarzHuygens) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, so we don’t see them every day. My other son, Reid, and his wife, Jee, live in Austin, Texas. Gary and I still work several days a week but will retire definitivel at the end of June 2019. After that, I may get even more 36
Helen Hawes: Each year that passes we become more precious. We carry so much with us: the wisdom, the experiences, the suffering, the joy, the beloved grandchildren, the gardens, the artwork, being called into action or prayer, stewardship of land and animals. ... Here are some thoughts on being in my 70s! I feel strange walking down the street, one of the grey-haired legions closer each step to infinit . At home, when I replace my old smoke alarms, I write down the date I will need new ones, 2028. Will I be around? Saying goodbye, letting go, becomes a daily practice. I am playing with letting go of fear and trusting that something brand new will follow. My passion now is collaborative painting (see above), all of us joined in a common goal. Taking turns around the table is riveting. A swash of paint covers an earlier round, one I had plans for. A whole new landscape take shape. Over and over, making plans, letting go, discovering the new. Finally I get it. The planning stops and there is just endless discovery. On my good days, that is what being in my 70s is about. On my bad days, I fret about the smoke alarms. Ellie Duffe Hayward: We have one grandson applying to college this year. Time sure flies Last year we took our kids and grandkids on a cruise to Bermuda in anticipation of our 50th anniversary. In October 2017 on my way from Minnesota to Sanibel, I stopped to visit Pat Harrell Burk outside Cincinnati. We had a great time catching up and sharing memories. Ed is finall planning to join me in retirement at the end of the year, which means more shared time in Florida. Despite a few health challenges, we’re just happy to still be around enjoying our old age.
My hobbies include reading for two book clubs, needlework, visiting friends, and serving as a “shell ambassador” to share knowledge with Sanibel visitors. Sanibel, Florida, is known for beaches fille with shells that wash ashore from the Gulf of Mexico. Oh, and I’m writing a memoir for my kids and grandkids and trying not to make it too boring or too revealing. Art Hill: As I write this, Sherry and I are refugees, staying in Raleigh with Sherry’s sainted brother and sister-in-law. We’re waiting for the ravages of Hurricane Florence to subside so we can go home. (What do they say about houseguests and dead fish? We’re fortunate that we had a safe place to go. Still, it’s unsettling to know that your home is in harm’s way. We’ve seen some photos of our neighborhood, though, and the damage looks minimal. As Sherry and I were walking into one of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington with friends from college a few months ago, I saw two familiar faces—Erik and Rhonda Thorson—seated nearby. What are the chances of enjoying the same evening with good friends from high school and college? Spending time in Raleigh gave us the chance to see our younger son, Nicholas, and his family (Lex and one-year-old Errol). They moved here from Chicago in April, and they’ll be moving into their newly built home soon. In the meantime, Sherry and I are spending a lot of time trying to keep up with Errol. If only we could persuade our older son and his family, including Stacy and their four-year-old, Ada, to move east! Maria Malagon: On my visit to Spain this year, we celebrated my aunt’s 103rd birthday! Until three years ago she lived alone, but now someone stays with her and helps out. On our daily walks, my aunt and I had lively discussions. According to her, the secret to longevity is wine with meals and a positive attitude. I have taken this to heart! After I returned, some cousins came to visit me. We did the usual tourist things but also picked peaches, went to a fair, visited Frederick and Annapolis, ate crabs, etc. They were in awe of how big things are here and that “it’s like in the movies.” I am very fortunate to have my three granddaughters living near me. Elena and Isabel are 14 years old, and Elli is 11. Isabel and Elli went to Italy with their mother (my daughter) for a few weeks this summer, and
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Elena attended the Terp Young Scholars program at the University of Maryland. I continue volunteering with Hero Dogs and doing therapy work with my two dogs. Scotty and I visit patients at George Washington University Hospital and go to retirement communities and rehab facilities. Sammie goes to schools and is adored by all the children who read to her. Marcia Rosenberg Pruzan: Jerry is working as hard as ever—still a docent at both the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. He also mentors elementary school kids in reading and teaches bridge at Montgomery College! And yes, I’m still working on age-related issues for both the Montgomery County government and the National Institute on Aging at NIH. I’m still enjoying what I do, so I have no current plans to stop working. Jerry and I celebrated our 50th anniversary last April—our kids threw us a wonderful surprise party; Jan Bernhard Phalen, one of our bridesmaids so many years ago, was there to help us celebrate. We then took a lovely two-week cruise that went all around the British Isles and on to Amsterdam and Bruges. We’re in New Jersey as I write this—spending time with all our kids and the three grandkids. We’ll take the two younger ones—our two grandsons—to see Lion King in New York. Erik Thorson: Rhonda and I spent a week in July in Rhode Island with my sister, Louise
Thorson ’67, and her husband, Harry. (They were, of course, saints to invite us for a week; see Arthur Hill’s note about fis and houseguests.) We walked on the beach and collected shells and pebbles for Rhonda to use in her new preschool class, went sightseeing, and had some wonderful meals.
Much of the summer was consumed with Rhonda getting ready for the little kids in her public Montessori school. She had been out of the classroom for seven or eight years, teaching specials like computers. The firs thing Rhonda said after the firs day of school was, “Those babies kicked my butt!” She’s said that many evenings since, but there are also days that go well, and she thinks it will turn out to be as much fun as she thought it would.
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Son Lars has decided that playing in a band on the road is not as romantic as it once was. He and a friend—who is similarly disinclined—are working to build clientele for their recording studio. I continue to stand in for Nashville’s fines high school teachers as a substitute, doing my best to bring order to chaos and light to darkness—with varying success. Judy Markley Wastler: I hope this note find everyone unscathed by Florence. She really took the cake! I was heading from Atlanta— now home—to Baltimore and kept waiting for Crew Scheduling to call me, but my phone never rang! So we went, with only a few minor bumps in the sky. One of the many things I love about my job: If you think it will happen, it doesn’t, and if you think it won’t, it will! My husband recently bought his own truck and drives over the road. His right-hand man is Breckenstein, (aka Breck or Bubba), our one-year-old golden retriever. We plan our times at home together, and it works. We have yet to lay over in the same city at the same time, but we’ve crossed paths several times. (I know I must have flow over him at least once!) He worries about me; he’s not crazy about flyin since he’s a mechanic and “knows what can go wrong.” And I worry about him, since I certainly have the statistics on my side. I’m reading Anne of Green Gables now for the firs time. She is such a Pollyanna, and it is a refreshing, non-deep read if it’s time for something like that. A Gentleman in Moscow is still on my list.
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REUNION RECAP The Class of 1963 celebrated our 55th Reunion in style and enjoyed every minute while also missing those who couldn’t be there. Classmates came from Northern and Southern California, Chicago, and all over the East Coast. The fun started with the Friday night SFS reception, where we greeted each other as if no time had passed at all. After the reception we reconvened at Restaurant Barcelona to enjoy delicious tapas, sangria, and conversation. Several classmates who hadn’t been at the reception joined us as well for a great evening of stories and reminiscences. We all met up again on Saturday on campus for activities and lunch with alumni spanning many years. We wondered if the Class of 1963 took the prize for the oldest group, but that didn’t seem possible since we all felt so young. The Saturday night class dinner at the home of our classmate, Sylvia Fubini, was the grand final and the highlight of the weekend. The evening began with bets about the Kentucky Derby, which made for some lively competition. Unfortunately, no one won enough to underwrite the party, but a good time was definitel had by all. We laughed, we cried, and we remembered all the great times we had as students way back when. We looked at the yearbooks and pictures, which brought back many fond memories, and marveled at the fact that none of us have changed that much! A few classmates who graduated from other high schools felt close enough to our class to visit with us over the weekend. It’s also great to see that the spouses enjoy each other and have a good time when we get together. Many thanks to John Luykx, Sylvia Fubini, and Pat Cross Bradley, who did all the work to make this a wonderful gathering and a great weekend. Our only regret is that more members of our class weren’t there, and we hope that we will all come together to celebrate the Class of 1963’s 60th Reunion.
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1963 Left: John Luykx ’63, Linda Luykx, and Robert Zweben ’63 in Berkeley, California PHOTO BY ROBERT'S WIFE, ELAINE ZWEBEN Right: Sharon Smull Hinckley ’63 with Sharada Ma at her meditation hall, Chidakash. Mount Arunachala is in the background.
Kathleen Anderson: I am so sorry I missed the reunion, but I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Cuba for a once-in-alifetime trip. There were only four of us, and two were professional guides. It was a very personal trip meeting families and friends from Cuba. Just could not pass it up. I did meet with Robert Zweben, John Luykx, and John’s wife, Linda, for breakfast on the Sunday of the reunion. It was nice to catch up. I continue to work on my art and to show with my critique group. We will be showing in Rehobeth in the spring, so I hope anyone on the Eastern Shore will drop in and visit the show. I will send out more info as the time gets closer. John Bralove: I have once again retired from my job at the Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD). I originally retired from CEPD in October 2015 but was recalled after my replacement had to leave after six months. This time it is for good. I now have time to pay more attention to my orchids and to turn wood bowls on my lathe. Anna and I spent 10 days in London in May during the time the Royal Wedding occurred. In August we spent our usual week in Maine. We both continue to play tennis three or four days a week. Sorry to have missed our 55th reunion, but I intend to be at the 60th. Life is good even if the political situation is not. Sharon Smull Hinckley: I spend the month of January in Tiruvannamalai, India, enjoying Satsang with Sharada Ma. When I wasn’t helping with or participating in the Satsang, I was either hiking, photographing the cows, or enjoying a cup of chai. And doing a bit of shopping as well. I am currently teaching 38
three painting classes every week, two for the San Diego Community College District and one at Vi Senior Living Community. Margo Lee Hofeldt: Life is a whirlwind! I am embarking on the second year of my term as president of the Miami Beach Garden Club, which promises to be just as busy as the firs . The club did a successful fundraiser, presented several botanical outreach programs, planted trees, and helped create a school garden. It was a beautiful winter in Miami Beach, and we enjoyed Art Basel, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, house and garden tours, theater, and other events. In May, we had a wonderful time at our Class of 1963 Reunion in DC. It was great to see everyone, and the weekend went by too quickly. We drove up to Connecticut for the summer with stops in Atlanta and Annapolis. We also went to New Hampshire and Boston, but the main travel event took place in September. As part of a family journey back to my husband’s ancestral roots on an island in Northern Germany, we went on a 12-day Baltic Sea cruise with stops in Berlin, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Copenhagen. I learned a lot and wish I could have spent more time exploring. I am looking forward to a busy and fun-fille season in Miami/Miami Beach, where it seems as if happy hour begins at 10:00 p.m. Alison Feiss Kriviskey: My news is not the usual cheerful kind. My husband, Bruce, had triple-bypass open-heart surgery in June. We have spent the entire summer in recovery. Bruce is doing very well, but we are calling the past few months the Lost Summer. As we
age, this seems to be quite common. We are looking forward to a much better year in 2019. John Luykx: Best news is that we had a terrifi 55th Reunion in May. Great turnout; it’s amazing how we can make new friends of classmates we barely knew back in the day and get to know even better those in our special smaller groups of pals. Linda and I were in California in July to visit her daughter and son-in-law (my “bonus” kids) in San Diego, where we met up with Sharon Smull Hinckley and her husband, Kent. Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, we explored the renovated Gaslamp area of downtown San Diego. Kent and I also played the famous Torrey Pines golf course. Yes, we both broke 100. A few days later we fle up to the Bay Area, where Robert Zweben and his wife, Elaine, took us in for a couple of nights surrounding an overnight up to Napa Valley. Stayed at a great B&B in Napa and enjoyed the evening concert at Veterans Park on the river. Back home in DC, surviving on daily dose of CNN and Morning Joe, missing best old friend Philip Levy ’63. George Smith: When most people reach retirement, they travel and do other things. I remain active, working and overseeing a food bank for a large church. I will start my 18th year in February. I also founded a small 501(c)(3) ministry that focuses on both the people and the land of Israel. I will be making my eighth trip in September and will serve for two weeks as a volunteer to Christian ministries in Tel Aviv and Joppa. This year has been different from anything I’ve done to date. What’s happening in southern Israel—to
to the Supreme Court. The midterm election will have been decided. Even if the Democrats are considered victorious, they will not be able to undo the shambles left of our democracy by the Republicans in DC. Would never have guessed that we graduates of the 1960s would be witnessing the end of our democracy. Or that climate disruptions may make living unlivable.
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the land, the towns, and the people—is very difficu . I’ve been called to spend nine weeks in the town of Sderot, less than a mile from Gaza. I’m listed as a credentialed Christian worker who will be involved in humanitarian outreach there. It’s all a little new, with alert warnings coming only 5 to 15 seconds after a launch from Gaza. The press seems so slanted in favor of Hamas that very little is shared about kite fir bombs destroying forests, crops, and homes, as well as the short-range rockets and mortars that are being launched almost daily now. I realize I’m just one person but, working with others, I’m hoping we can help make a difference.
Robert Zweben: Hello all! This is a lastmoment note. As far as I know, my life is good. The most worrisome family news is that my son, Seth, is serving our country in Iraq. I call this “emotional lockdown” time. His wife is doing an amazing job of being mother to their three kids and a wife. My daughter, Alena, is in Seattle. She is faring well and working hard as a naturopath doctor, specializing in Lyme and mold-related diseases. By the time you read this, I will have gone away for six weeks to several places out of the United States. I hope my passport won’t be revoked when I return. In all likelihood, the Republicans will have appointed Kavanaugh
Mary Bralove: My daughter Stephanie Stern and I stopped by to visit Susan Morse in Monterey, California, after completing a meditation retreat in nearby Tassajara. Both of us were feeling mellow and happy to see each other, and we enjoyed a long talk, quick catch-up, and big hug. Friends forever. Richard May: The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, of which I was a co-founder, has finishe its firs 18 months of operations. It has been profitabl in year one, and we are in the process of reducing the debt assumed to complete the renovation of the Armory purchased in 2015. The arts are alive and well in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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REUNION RECAP By Betsy Paull All year long, appropriate attention has focused on the earthshaking events of 1968. The Sidwell Friends Class of 1968 has its share of memories relating to those events. Some were life-changing. One likely effect is that we scattered, with a number of us moving to California—far out—and beyond. So, a small but mighty 50th Reunion committee persistently used Facebook, email, letters, and phone calls to round up classmates, and we corralled friends from Lapland, Hawaii, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, and all across the continental United States, including four of those Californians. We are grateful to Head of School Bryan Garman and the Alumni Offi staff who hosted the kickoff luncheon in Zartman House for the Class of 1968. It turns out that Upper School history teacher Robbie Gross had spent the semester teaching a course on 1968. Robbie addressed the lunch gathering by asking what we remembered and by reminding us of things we might have forgotten (or been unaware of), such as the need to change our Commencement speaker when students protested the initial speaker’s hawkish Vietnam War involvement.
The lunch segued into visits with 5th grade students with whom we had exchanged letters. (Note to future 50th Reunion classes: Do not miss doing this!) Warmed by these encounters and encouraged that the world might survive after all, once these 5th graders are in charge, we returned to Zartman House for happy hour. Saturday began with sample classes— another thing not to be missed. A lunch buffet, the Distinguished Alumni Awards presentations, Meeting for Worship, and more mingling and toasting followed. Most of us did all of this and were still up for the 50th Reunion dinner party at Kay Burgunder Steven’s home, which exceeded all expectations. There we raised cups of classmate Dick Ward’s Saintsbury Pinot Noir in memory of him and the six other classmates who have died since graduation. Other than that somber tribute, the 50th Reunion was joyful and uplifting. It was grand to learn about the lives of purpose and meaning that we have pursued and that some of us are taking on new challenges, even in our late 60s. The downside was the feeling that we weren’t able to have conversations with everyone, the feeling of missed opportunities—which argues for another reunion soon. Diana Echeverria: I have been an industrial hygienist researcher at the University of Washington and Battelle Memorial Institute for 33 years. For the firs 23 years I focused on the effects of neurotoxins on behavior in populations that work with mercury, lead, and solvents. In 2007 I was asked to work on surveillance of workers at Chernobyl
1968 Left: David Nicholson ’68 with Donald Ritchie ’69 in Chester, Nova Scotia. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH MACGREGOR (DAVID’S WIFE) Right: Betsy Paull ’68 and Lynn Johnson McCown ’68 at the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown viewing the showing of Lyn Horton ’68’s latest art work.
when they were building the large cement cover, mostly welders who smoked, drank, and were exposed to low radiation (what a combo). That led to surveillance of infectious disease in developing or low-resource countries. We lived in Tbilisi, Georgia (the Caucasus) for fiv years and then worked in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Senegal, and Vietnam. It’s the same job in all countries: teaching doctors to report, teaching epidemiologists to analyze and act, teaching lab staff how to diagnose. We still sail on my Friendship sloop or Paul’s trimaran. I now am residing 20 feet from the Potomac River, living in a fishin cabin and sailing a dinghy. All are welcomed if passing through and I am here. Harvey LeSure: Will miss everyone at our 50th. After 23 years as a clinical social worker/geriatric mental health specialist with Evergreen Hospital doing home visits all over the Seattle area, I have entered private practice working with a group called Emmaus Counseling. I have loved the last four years there. My three sons, Evan, Austin, and Adrien, struggled through the passing of their mother, Anne, in February 2000, yet through their grit managed to get their college degrees and get launched. After 15 years of bachelorhood I remarried in February 2015 to an amazing Brit named Elizabeth (no, not her) and moved to Clinton, Washington, on south Whidbey Island, an amazing arts community. We live in a log home now surrounded by a beautiful English garden and graced by three cats named Teddy, Maggie, and Roxy. Would love to get a call, and Whidbey is a great place to visit with loads of charming B&Bs. After taking their son, Andrew, to Bowdoin College, David Nicholson and his wife, Elizabeth, drove up to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where David renewed his friendship with Donald Ritchie ’69. Don, who some may remember as playing guitar with Brint Hannay and Hugh Talman in the band Clockwork Orange is now an actor with more than 30 IMDB credits. Neill Douglas Roe: Neill’s brother, Arthur Nicolas “Nick” Roe ’65, writes: With his favorite music playing and surrounded by his closest friends, Neill Douglas Roe passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 24, 2018, several days after his 68th birthday. Throughout the long illness that preceded his death, Neill maintained a positive outlook on life and a close and loving connection with his friends, family, and caregivers. He will be missed by all of them. Friends remembered Neill at his home in a private gathering. As a typical youngest child, Neill loved being the
1970 Left: Ann Farner Miller ’70 and husband, David. Right: Jim Smith ’70 with his new Tear Drop trailer
life of the party or the life of any situation and would have enjoyed this party in his yard. The son of Arthur and Barbara Roe, he was head of the Offi of International Science Activities at the National Science Foundation. Neill is survived by brothers Bill and Nick Roe, four nephews and nieces, four great nephews and great nieces, and his former wife, Christopher Ann Vallier. Neill graduated from Sidwell Friends in 1968 and Oberlin College in 1972. He started his IT career in 1983 with a small software development, Intellimac, designing and developing a database for the US Army. He began working at the US Department of Justice in 1985, where he won special achievement awards in 1994 and 2000 from Attorney General Janet Reno and special commendation awards in 1990 and 1998. Neill also worked diligently in 1999 to prepare for the Y2K bug, a coding problem making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900.
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Ellen Hopman: As usual I have another book out. This is getting to be a bad habit. This time it’s a history of the witch persecutions in Europe and the United States. It also mentions Africa and the Middle East and covers the history from the Bronze Age to the
present. It ends with interviews with modern New England witches. The book is called The Real Witches of New England: History, Lore, and Modern Practice. I am not a witch, but some of my best friends are. So far they like the book. Whew! It’s from Inner Traditions, and you can fin it in all the usual places. Besides that, I finall got back to Ireland in May. I spent the whole three weeks on the west coast, in Cork and Clare, and most of my time studying the flor and forests. I am slowly trying to get the word out about the dangers of deforestation everywhere, which is making climate change much worse. But y’all already know that. Ann Farner Miller: My husband, David, and I have lived in Woolwich, Maine, for nearly 20 years. A few years ago, he began teaching classes in American literature at our local senior college. It is all very reminiscent of the American Studies class David taught at the Upper School in the late 1960s, where the history of the period was integrated with the works of art and literature we studied. I get to be his research assistant and prepare a bunch of visual presentations. This fall we are doing the 1880s and reading Twain, James, Whitman, Dickinson, and Douglass. It is a tremendously enriching exercise for us (and our over-50 students). All year long we debate what era to focus on and which authors, and then we reread (or read for the firs time) a bunch of great books. Naturally for David, there’s a lot of Hemingway, but we have also read a few things we’ve not encountered before. The prime example here is The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, by James Weldon Johnson, a powerful but
overlooked book. Not to get too sappy, but the experience reminds me how my SFS education transformed my life. We live about an hour north of Portland and have plenty of room for guests if anyone is traveling through Maine. Carol Sisco, Class of 1970, was recently named the chair of the board of directors at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park. Laurene Sherlock: A book by Norman Eisen, entitled The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House, was published in September. You may know Norman Eisen better as President Obama’s ethics tsar, a senior fellow of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, a political commentator on CNN, president of CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington), and the US ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014. One of the fiv lives profile in the book was my grandfather, Laurence Steinhardt, US ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1945 to 1948. I spent three years behind the scenes collaborating with Norman Eisen, allowing him first-tim research access to our family archives for the part of the book that focuses on my grandfather. On September 17, the Brooking Institution live-streamed a panel discussion entitled “Will Democracy Win? The Recurring Battle between Liberalism and Its Adversaries.” Part of the discussion was moderated by Linda Wertheimer of NPR and brought together four direct descendants of Eisen’s protagonists in the book to speak about the human costs of these cycles. I was one of the panelists. The session is archived on the Brookings website. ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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Jim Smith: I have recently bought a Tear Drop trailer and have moved into it. I drive everywhere and explore everything. So far stops have been in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, fishin whenever I get the chance. I’m currently doing the “fall crawl” with other Tear Drop owners throughout central and coastal Oregon. Next on my agenda is to learn to paraglide so I can spend my remaining days camping and flying If any classmates want me to stop by and call on them in my travels, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris Strudwick-Turner: Hello to all. I’ve been in DC for a while with my mom, facilitating her aging in place. Bette Catoe Strudwick is 92 years young and still lives in our family home. She’s mentally all there and has held a medical consulting position for the last nine years. She holds great memories of many of you. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to share this time of life with her. Mom has 10 grandchildren and three great-grands with two more on the way. And that’s my big news. My daughter and sonin-law are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, very soon. They will be born in Toronto with the bonus of dual citizenship. By the time you read this, my firs grandchildren will be here. Needless to say, I’m too excited. Let the fun begin! Updates on the babies, the rest of the family, and my life in the next issue. Chris Tufty: Well, I tried to retire last year but got a work call I couldn’t resist! So I worked on season 2 of the new EPIX series, Get Shorty, this spring and summer. Now I’m trying again to retire but will still actively photograph various ongoing projects, such as a desert fil called Don’t Bomb the Big Horns! and a Hawaiian documentary called The Dark Hobby, on salt water fis . Hoping to visit DC this fall. Next year we’re getting ready to sell our family home in Chevy Chase, DC.
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Mark and I had decided to eventually retire to Sequim (“Skwim”), a lovely town on the water in the northwest part of Washington state, with the Olympic Mountains in our back yard. We bought our house three years ago, came up on weekends, and loved it so much we accelerated our move by several years. My retirement gave me time to pack up our Seattle house and supervise two trucks onto the ferry. There’s still some unpacking to finis a year later! Mark found a local job but decided to join me in the good life and retired October 1. We’ve been volunteering at a national wildlife refuge with a five-mile-lon sand spit and a lighthouse at the end that is the destination for a lot of our visitors. I’m supporting Mark as his caddy in his love/hate relationship with golf. And in January we rescued a 10-monthold bundle of energy, a terrier-cattle dog mix we named Kona. She’ll keep me young with twice-daily walks on the beach. Ingrid Beach: I’m still living in New Zealand and travel to DC each year to visit my 92-year-old mother, to Sweden to visit one brother, and to Maine to visit the other. I’m also hoping to continue annual trips to India for my meditation development. My husband, Bruce, is equally interested in meditation. That’s good, since it would be difficu pursuing this without support. I have one daughter who is an actor and short fil creator in Auckland and one who works behind the camera on blockbuster film and is living in Wellington. For her current fil , she’s one of the props buyers for the next Avatar. Sometimes I think my early ambition to be on Broadway was all so I could be supportive of my daughters’ ambitions. Michele Bond: I am still happily based in DC after retiring from the State Department in January 2017 after 40 great years. When I retired, three of our four children were living overseas, in Indonesia (Peace Corps), London (law firm) and Turkey (International Rescue Committee), and one was in New York City (banking). So a priority for Cliff and me in that firs year was to take advantage of copious free time to visit the kiddos. I especially enjoyed our time in Antakya, Turkey, where our daughter Elisabeth was helping provide resources and services to internally displaced Syrians. All of our children are now back in the United States. In January, I was sworn in as a courtappointed special advocate (CASA) and have been working with a sweet three-year-old child. CASA, a national organization, recruits
volunteer citizens who act as advocates and mentors for children in foster care, one child at a time; we don’t have a “caseload” like so many of the hardworking people responsible for these children. It’s great to be back on the playground and to be in a position to ensure that a vulnerable child gets all the resources, services, and support he/she needs and is entitled to. I expect “my” child will soon be adopted and leave foster care, which is a fantastic outcome. Julia Challinor: Piet and I moved back to the United States from Amsterdam after 13 and a half years. The tax premium of staying got too high. We are now in Capitola, California, which seems to have only one weather pattern and makes us long for rain. We are consoling ourselves with the fact that we seem to have moved to the Republic of California, which is some compensation for returning to a country we had left for political reasons in 2004. We did leave one son and his family (one girl and one boy) in Germany, so we have good reason to return to Europe regularly. The good news is we are now closer to our daughter and her family (two boys) and our other son and his girlfriend in Oakland. I cannot believe time is flyin just like seniors use to tell us years ago. I’m still routinely visiting my 91-year-old mom in DC. Perhaps a mid-term reunion when I’m in town? Doug Cole: I am still working with kids teaching drama at several schools and enjoying it a lot. I’m also playing a lot of music (harmonica) in a couple different blues bands in Oakland. You can check out my main band on Facebook: Margie Turner and the Outback Blues Band. My wife and I sold our house in Oakland and bought a condo in nearby Walnut Creek and are enjoying a more maintenance-free home. It’s small but super quiet and in a lovely park-like setting. Deer and wild turkeys roam around everywhere; birds wake us in the morning and crickets put us to sleep. Quite a change from 40 years in Oakland! My son, Andre, is a professional dancer and dance teacher living in Oakland, and my daughter, Julia, is just starting community college in Berkeley. It’s hard to believe we are halfway through our 60s, but being a teacher of young kids and playing in a band help keep my spirit young! I haven’t made it to the reunions, but I think of many of you often and have stayed
in touch with a few of you. My two good buddies and former bandmates, Doug Cater and Pierre President, are no longer with us, which makes me sad. Doug had a long struggle with mental illness and substance abuse, and Pierre suffered from kidney issues that finall got him. Steve Craig: Sharon and I moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, from Chicago back in April. We had to downsize and wanted to fle Chicago winters. We’re renting a gorgeous house in a quiet neighborhood. It’s got a peaceful, shaded backyard with a canopy of tall oak, cypress, and ponderosa pines. We are loving the Cajun and Creole culture, especially the music. We spend a lot of time in dance halls and bars and eat out a lot at some smoking good restaurants and craft breweries. We’re both retired, but Sharon volunteers at the local animal rescue shelter. She’s the “cat lady.” Folks are more into dogs down here and seem somewhat mystifie by cats. I keep the house in shape and try to keep myself in shape at the local health club. I stepped back from my active organizing work after my heart attack a couple years back. But I continue to watch developments from afar and still edit and write for the Chicago Alliance. I haven’t found the pulse of the struggle down here. We’re living in a blue neighborhood in a very red region. It can be soul draining sometimes. We have a lovely guest room, so visitors are welcome. Love to all, especially to those who have lost loved ones. By now this includes us all. Giselle Frances (Tom) Donnelly: I am entering my 16th year as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and am racing to complete a long-running book project, Empire for Liberty: The British Roots of American Strategic Culture. I remarried a year ago, and my wife and I live in Cabin John, Maryland. Later this fall we’re taking a wine holiday to Spain, after which I will transition to full-time life as Giselle Frances Donnelly. I have never been happier. John Emory: We remain in McLean, Virginia, and I am still working for BAE Systems, where my closest colleague is a fir eater, sword swallower, and cowboy trick roper who was an extra in the movie Forrest Gump. I’ll retire when the work is no longer worth the daily commute to Maryland.
Our son Michael is in Palo Alto with his family, and our younger son Daniel just bought his firs home, a condo in DC, literally one block from Sidwell Friends. We preemptively replaced Daniel with a second dog, a 10-month-old rescue puppy, and share our cul-de-sac with a family of deer and a couple of foxes. This past July I spent a week in Cape Cod, boogie boarding in the waves at Long Nook beach alongside some pretty big seals. Two weeks later, a swimmer at that same beach was bitten by a great white shark! Al Grunwell: With age comes physical deterioration and the deaths of many. In my case, the relatively recent deaths of classmates Pierre President and Joel Brinkley have taken a certain psychic toll, as did those of Doug Cater and, way back, Kip Brady. For me, it’s a mate-less life in Ithaca, New York, with my trusty dog. Several divorces have been costly, so though we’re all now 65, I must continue to work almost literally until I drop dead. I moved my parents up here in 2004, and caring for them as they expired took a similar, if more predictable, chunk o’ my heart. I am still engaged in recording all things acoustic and now shoot video at events at Cornell. Age discrimination, which I have certainly faced, doesn’t pertain as long as I’m on time and get the job done in a timely fashion. The dog and I hike for an hour every morning on our marvelous Black Diamond trail. I have arthritis of the spine, which is every bit as painful and annoying as you can imagine. I do biweekly strength training, have monthly doses of chiropractic care and deep massage, and do yoga. I am close with my most recent exfamily, especially with my 30-yearold “pseudo” daughter. It’s lovely how fractured families can come together. David Hardy: In late 2016 I moved back to Utah from Woodstock, Vermont. Five of my six children live in Salt Lake, and I have six grandchildren—so I’m loving being a grandpa. My four sons have an incredible band called the Hardy Brothers. They play a couple of gigs each month and, if you can believe it, let their dad sit in on the middle set and play “Dad Songs.” This is about the most fun a dad can have.
Probably the most important thing I’m doing is raising funding for an organization called Encircle (www.encircletogether.org) that is an amazingly effective LGBTQ+ youth and family resource center in Provo. Its unique religion-neutral approach helps LGBTQ kids and parents adjust and know they can thrive. Of the more than 2,500 LGBTQ kids involved in Encircle’s programs, there have been no suicides. Utah has the highest youth suicide rate in the nation, and over 65 percent of those have historically been LGBTQ youth largely from Mormon families. This is the firs real solution I have seen to effectively address this tragic epidemic. Together with Brad Clark, we have raised funds for Encircle to acquire a house in Salt Lake City and another St. George, Utah. If you are interested in the full story of my journey with the Mormon Church and the LGBTQ issue, I was interviewed recently for a three-part podcast that’s on mormonstories.com. Barbie Jaspersen: Along with quite a few other people (almost all over 55), I was recently laid off by the University of San Francisco. This came barely a week after I returned to work following a very serious illness. I was shocked and blindsided after 33 years and six different positions there. USF was a place I had come to consider a kind of home. So many wonderful things transpired for me there over the years; I was respected, productive, and able to reach students and help build programs. My colleagues are still horrifie , and I am trying to pick up the pieces. I am looking for a job and considering moving back to the East Coast. I am trying to welcome the mantra I keep hearing from helpful people: “One door closes, and another one opens.” My best wishes to everyone; I hope you are all findin some joy in these difficu times. Karen Kennedy: Because all good professors are expected to do research and scholarship along with teaching and service, I took the opportunity to do sabbatical study related to my overseeing and directing our university’s Center for Public Service and Scholarship. The mantra of Sidwell Friends to live a life of service has certainly influence and led me to this particular aspect of higher education. I traveled to and conducted research at three universities to fin out how service is embedded into curriculum as well as how much service students, faculty, and staff give
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to their community through volunteer hours. The three institutions are the University of Sydney, Australia; St. Andrews, Scotland; and McGill University, Canada. It was a terrifi experience with many contacts made, inspiring conversations, and interactions with clinics, nonprofits businesses, brilliant professors, administrators, and students. Service is alive and well through multiple avenues with this next generation of students and postsecondary education. Susan Mortell: Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would teach in a high school; one never knows where the road will lead. It is an Albemarle County, Virginia, alternative school for high school students (and a few from middle school) who have had difficulti in their base schools. The school is tiny—fiv teachers and up to 25 students—though right now we only have six. Their stories would break your collective hearts; every day I am amazed that any one of them can get out of bed and come to school and actually do algebra. Because the school is so small we have a lot of freedom to do what works and try to make the best plan for each individual child. It’s rewarding, so I will keep doing this for the time being. I have two handsome sons, one who lives here and another who is a vagabond silversmith based in Colorado but who travels to festivals and art fairs with his jewelry. Gerry Peereboom: Margie and I have now been in Vancouver, Canada, for two years. We have been fortunate to have lived in a lot of wonderful places in the world but the last two (Tel Aviv and Vancouver) have ranked right up there for quality of life. Margie has been amazing as I keep uprooting her and promising that we will settle down in the United States one day. We’ve actually celebrated our 39th anniversary, and it has been, and is, a great ride. We have two grown kids, our son in Houston and our daughter in Cincinnati. Here in Vancouver I’m working for a small startup that hopes to one day build the most environmentally friendly liquefie natural gas plant in the world. It’s a lofty goal, but that’s about the only way you get approval to build one here in Canada. Vancouver is a great city and, frankly, it’s not been a bad time to be outside the US with all the politics and divisiveness that seem to be the norm these days. We have a home in Austin that sits patiently waiting for someone to live in it. I do plan to retire one of these days and so I’m thinking the calendar should be wide open for our 50th Reunion in 2021.
Tom Plumb: I am now living full time in Honduras. Peter Radue: My wife Nanette and I recently visited our youngest daughter, who is working as a park ranger on Mount Rainier. Gorgeous part of the world that we had never seen! Elizabeth “Buffy Rhodes Reich: I am still loving my job as CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona and plan to keep doing it for two more years. It’s wonderful to have my best job be my last job; it makes me not want it to end. I feel very fortunate to do work that truly makes a difference in the lives of children dealing with critical illnesses and at the same time to work with some of the most talented and dedicated people I know. The millennials on our staff make a mockery of the stereotypes about their generation. I wish I had been so dedicated and wise at their age. My husband Frank and I celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary. He retired three years ago and does a fabulous job of spoiling me, a habit I encourage. Our three sons are each well-employed (an aerospace engineer, a property manager, and a lawyer), happily married, and the parents of our six perfect grandchildren, with a seventh due in October. They all live in the area, so we are able to spend time with them. Grandparenting is so much better, and easier, than parenting! Frank and I are enjoying living in the desert with our two cats and traveling whenever my schedule allows it. Thanks to Mrs. Dater’s inspiration, we have recently enjoyed exploring South America. Joann Rosenfeld: I have been a family doctor for 40 years in inner-city Wilmington, Baltimore, Appalachia, and now rural Northern California. I have delivered 2,500 babies and have done 1,000 circumcisions. I have taught residents and medical students, have 60 research articles on Medline, have written six books on women’s health and two novels, and have been a professor of family medicine. I have been a Quaker for 30 years now. I adopted two children who are active and healthy and grown. I am now a pain management specialist in Santa Rosa, California. Andy Ruina: I would have graduated with classmates in ’71 but was only with you at SFS for 6th and 7th grades (Mr. Rice and Mrs. Adams). I remember many of you. By assumed symmetry, some of you remember me. In lieu of Google search results: For 21 years on one side of the student-teacher relationship, and 38 years on the other, I have
irritated and disappointed those who judge me, while also achieving some success. At present, if a million dollars fall from the sky, we hope to make the world’s best, by some measures, bipedal walking robot. I’m married with two daughters and in decent health after upgrading my vegan diet to low-carb. Elizabeth Scheuer: I went back to graduate school in 2009 and got a master’s in history of design and decorative arts. (My firs MA was in medieval Latin and paleography, so I seem to be on a roll here for useless studies!) Since then I’ve been teaching design history part time and serving as a docent at the CooperHewitt Museum in New York City. Anyone who comes to New York: A complimentary ticket and tour await you! I also hanker to return in some (probably pro-bono) capacity to the practice of law. Last year I volunteered at an LGBTQ legal clinic; my background is in matrimonial law (for indigent people), but I’d happily work wherever I can feel useful. I am fortunate to be still happily married for 38 years, with four supposedly adult children. Our one son lives in New York; one daughter lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one in Philadelphia, and one in Mexico City. Two are lawyers, and a third is in law school; the wild and crazy rebel went to business school. We are a pretty boring family. Most noteworthy achievement outside family: climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2008. Strong hope: that you will all turn up in 2021 for our 50th Reunion! Great pleasure: reconnecting recently with Nancy Gentzler Chaffet , who is well and thriving. Pat Jones Will: We are finalizin construction plans for our new house in San Marcos, Texas. Larry and I retire next spring and will be moving there from Westminster, Maryland. Our son and his wife gave us a beautiful granddaughter last November, and we want to be closer than a 28-hour drive. There is no way we can we stay in Maryland when they live in Texas. In San Marcos, we will be about three hours from them. Joan Hedrich Wooten: I completed my doctorate in theology and ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary and graduated in May. If anyone ever tells you to give up or it’s too late, don’t believe it. My area of specialization is the intersection of faith and politics in the Reformed theological tradition. I’ll be delivering the Berger Lecture at Dubuque Theological Seminary in October and serving as one of the instructors in their ministry doctoral program with
emphasis in military chaplaincy. That, plus serving as parish associate at First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. Our family is thriving; our daughter, Sarah, lives in Gainesville, Florida, and works as a paralegal in the fiel of immigration and naturalization services—needless to say, she is up to her neck in work. Our son, Michael, left active-duty Marine Corps to fl with American Airlines. He and his wife, Loryn, and their three children live near us, a great blessing indeed. My husband, David, works as a simulator instructor at NAS Pensacola and loves what he does. He is a fantastic teacher and could probably even teach me to fly—bu that might be overly optimistic. Ann Yoklavich: Hurricane Lane never really hit Oahu this past August, and we were never very worried. It had been downgraded from a category 5 earlier in the week and then to a tropical storm. We just had a bit of rain in our dry neighborhood and no damaging winds. Joseph and I still enjoy living here in this tropical paradise.
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George Farner’s wife of 26 years, Denise, passed away in July from pancreatic cancer. She was the mother of their daughter, Hannah, and a great step-mom to George’s three older kids, Emily, Alison, and Andy. It’s such a great loss to lose one’s life partner; I am sure we will all hold George in the Light. George’s mother, Saralei Farner, also died in November 2017 at age 90. Our condolences to George and the rest of his family. Neal Wetzel: Since most of us are turning 65 this year, how about we all plan a birthday party? I think it’s a great idea and would ideally like to have it before May, as at least Neal and I (Joyce) are tied up with work after the firs of May. Please email me at joyce@ brastedhouse.com if you have any ideas about this or would even like to host this event.
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The CLASS OF 1973 celebrates at the class party during Reunion Weekend 2018.
REUNION RECAP Thirty-fiv members of the Class of 1973 celebrated our 45th Reunion with a lovely evening of dining, laughter, reminiscence, and spirited conversation. After informal Friday get-togethers and Saturday campus events, we enjoyed an Indian feast at the home of Josh Horwitz. Topics of conversation ranged from children and grandchildren to the challenges of caring for elderly parents, from retirement to the adventure of new professional activities, from personal struggles to mid-life peace and contentment. It was a joy to be among old friends; we hope to see even more classmates at our 50th. Special thanks to Lydia White Adelfi , our Class of ’73 communicator-in-chief. Liza Donnelly continues as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and CBS News and recently published op-eds in the New York Times and on CNN.com. She has a new book out with Flatiron books called Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are, which she illustrated.
UK); Los Angeles Philharmonic and Library of Congress co-commission for a string quartet for the MIVOS quartet (www.mivosquartet. com); Network for New Music (Philadelphia); Fromm Music Foundation (Harvard University, for a violin concerto); Cricket Foundation (Seattle, as part of a consortium including Sidwell classmates Regina Kessler and Susan Ketchum for a cello concerto). Many thanks as well to Regina for her support of a new solo cello work! Recent performance highlights include the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (MIVOS Quartet); Miller Theatre, Columbia University (MIVOS Quartet); and Glasgow, Scotland. Wishing everyone well!
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Skip Kelly: I became partner at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, which is a fabulous 500-seat concert venue featuring popular jazz, rock, and soul music artists. I welcome Sidwell alumni living in the DC area or just visiting to come for a great evening of music and dining.
Marianne Bernstein: My husband, Robert Kalb, and I recently relocated to Chicago from Philadelphia. Bob was recruited from Penn to be the new director of the Les Turner ALS Foundation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As an artist and independent curator, I can work anywhere. So far, it’s a great adventure. We’re findin the Midwest refreshing and hope that Trump leaves the White House soon.
Jeffre Mumford: I am delighted to say that I am happily working away on some very nice compositional projects! Recent commissions: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Manchester,
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and three or four hours from Atlanta. We have three grown daughters: Amy and Chris, her husband, live about a mile from us with our two grandchildren whom we adore, Jaxon, age 8, and Clarissa, age 6. Our second daughter, Jessica and her husband, Robert, have lived in Niigata, Japan, for four years. They both teach English at a private school to children and business people, ages 2 to 90. Leah, our third daughter, lives in Atlanta and is about to get her master’s in divinity from Candler School of Theology, a branch of Emory University. She and her boyfriend, Codi, have been together for eight years. Leah works in field like social justice, conflic resolution, racial reconciliation, and prison reform. She has a big heart! My husband, Dennis, is the music director for Aldersgate United Methodist Church here. He is also a published choral composer. I taught ballet for 30 years, and for the last 10 years I have been teaching water aerobics and other exercise classes. Dennis and I just got back from a fabulous 32-day trip to Paris, Barcelona, and the Greek Isles. I look forward to seeing you all again sometime! John Marcou: My wife, Donna Mei, and I were in the United States for a month. We started in Worcester, Massachusetts, where daughter Julia graduated from college, stopped in the DMV to visit family and friends, and then continued on to the Deep South. I’m no stranger to that part of the country (born in Nashville, lived and worked in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico). We started in Memphis (great BBQ, who knew?), with side trips to Arkansas (Johnny Cash’s childhood home),
Missouri (just to check it off the list), Tupelo (the King’s childhood home; turns out he is alive and living in an almost-pink Cadillac like the one he gave his mom, who did not drive), Nashville (yes, my firs home is still standing), Atlanta (Braves 4, Nats 2, boo!), Pensacola (still the nicest beaches), Mobile (eh, but the Bellingrath Gardens were nice), Biloxi (Beauvoir Estate, still standing), and finall New Orleans, with a side trip to the bayou to spot some gators. This trip brought us to 30 out of 50 states and completed the east-of-the-Mississippi set. If any of y’all get the urge to visit this side of the planet, say on your way to Bali or some other southeast Asia destination, please let us know and we’ll try to get together. Barbara Weinberg Thomas: My husband and I are leaving the area for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We’re looking forward to our next adventure.
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Gigi Anders: Roy’s. The 36 bus. Charlie’s Special. Ed Crow drama. Yoga class. Laura Hart. Tia Powell parties. Peter Haldeman snark. Roy Beveridge: My wife and I just had our firs grandchild. I look at pictures of our children and now grandchild and truly am
1974 Left: Matthew Gamser took godson Michael Morris (son of classmates Henry Morris Jr. and Camilla Bryce-Laporte) to Europe for the first time as his high school graduation present. The group included Matthew’s wife, Anka Zaremba, and daughter Lucy Gamser, pictured here in Barcelona. Right: John Marcou ’74 and daughter Julia at her Clark University graduation
1975 Roy Beveridge ’75’s granddaughter Alice, age 5, holding baby Beatrice, age 1 week
amazed at the speed of time and change. I reflec on the changes around us but also on the consistency of the good education and values classmates and teachers brought us. We still live next to the SFS Lower School, walk the dog around the soccer fiel , and smile internally to see happy Lower School children experiencing the wonderful times that SFS brought to so many of us. Alan Drummer: Great to catch up with Charlie Calomiris after 43 years! We had dinner in Palo Alto where Charlie is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and also a professor at Columbia Business School (where he has won awards for great teaching and course innovation—he didn’t tell me this stuff I dug it up). As current affair fans, we talked about the evils/pros of regulation and other economic developments (he sees progress being made in the trade war with China). Hats off to our junior-year US history teacher at Sidwell, Lee MacVaugh, for testing the year-long hypothesis with us that economics drives history and for making the class vivid. And hats off to Charlie for being a warrior on Capitol Hill for more-effective regulation of banks. He was showing signs of the warrior streak junior year, arguing with Lee. Nicole Fall: I am interim executive director of Baltimore Clayworks, a renowned ceramic art center where we offer classes, a resident artist program, and community outreach to schools, rec centers, and social service providers. I also make sculpture in welded steel and clay and received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in
2017. My husband, Blake Conroy, and grown children are similarly afflicte Blake exhibits his laser-cut paper works all over the country. My daughter is a designer for Google. My son works in robotics but also makes his own conceptual work. He shows with the group called the Museum of Capitalism. While I went through the most difficu period of my life at Friends, it was the support of teachers and staff that got me through. Thank you. Diana Furchtgott-Roth: In July 2018 I left the Manhattan Institute and joined the Treasury as deputy assistant secretary for macroeconomics and acting assistant secretary for economic policy. Working at the Treasury for Secretary Mnuchin is always exciting, with new challenges every day. My six children are out of the house, so after 30 years I no longer have to balance work and family. Two grandchildren arrived this summer, bringing the total to four. Andrew Yarrow’s fift book, Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life, was published by the Brookings Institution Press in September. The book examines the many often-ignored problems of tens of millions of American men—relating to work, family, health and mental health, fatherhood, on the internet, mass incarceration, and civic participation. www.amazon.com/Man-Out-SidelinesAmerican-Life-ebook/dp/B0741CKYVP
Carlos Garcia, Hilary Nelson Jacobs, and Fred Sporon-Fiedler) and many places in between. Some who we had not seen in ages were Tony Wilner, Eric Fredell, Tom Akins, Al Burke, Brooke Lea, Becky Rooney, Laurie Muys Rash, Lisa Tarver, Peggy Mason, Simeon Euell, Brandon Griggs, and more. The evening was fille with lots of memories and a whole lot of love and respect for each other. Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner kindly opened her home to all, once again, and Katherine McGrail Waldron supplied some amazing oysters from her farm in Florida. It truly was a special event, and many of us have continued to speak, text, and see each other since that evening. Marli Heimann Pasternak, Cheryl Bascomb, and I provided our own minute-by-minute text commentary during the Caps’ Stanley Cup playoff games, and I was lucky enough to have breakfast with Bing Shaw and Jim Langley a few weeks later. Bing has had multiple get-togethers with classmates, including a large group outing to see Hello, Dolly! in New York. We hope these outings will continue, so if you have any ideas of events or you just want to get together for coffee somewhere with an old classmate, let’s keep this going. Let’s not wait until 2023!
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Betsy Carter: I continue to work as a mental health counselor in an expanding medical practice. Otherwise, this is a year of transitions. My six years as a Girl Scout leader are drawing to an end; this June, I will proudly watch them all graduate from high school. This fall my son, Daniel, transferred from the University of Rhode Island to Brown University, where he is a junior concentrating in mathematics. Daughter Suzelle is busy in her senior year of high school and trying to plan for the future. She recently toured schools in DC, so it is possible that I will have more reasons to visit the area next year. As the kids move off the nest, we, too, are thinking about our next steps. Warm regards to all. Emily Klayman Jacobson: Life at the Freer/ Sackler (the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art, for those who don’t know) has been hectic of late. I’ve been researching the watercolor paintings of James McNeill Whistler over the last four years and have finall finishe my essay for a catalog to be published in spring 2019. Keep an eye out for the related watercolor exhibition, and I hope to see you there. I’m also involved in a Mellon-funded (thank you, Elizabeth Alexander!) conservation training program for Indian conservators. I hosted my firs
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REUNION RECAP By Jodi Cafritz After 40 long years, the Class of 1978 gathered for a record-breaking reunion of 55 classmates. It was a great evening for all. Classmates traveled from as far as the United Kingdom (Leo Roth Samuel, Tim Drayson, Annie Maccoby Berglof, and Adam Farquar) and West Coast (Carl Mueller, Scott Gelband,
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fellow from the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, India, this past spring and will be visiting him there in two weeks. I’ll also be heading to the city of Udaipur, where I have been helping the City Palace Museum set up a conservation lab. Finally, I’ve been using multi- and hyper-spectral imaging to learn more about the materials used to create a 14th-century illustrated manuscript known as the Great Mongol Shahnama. Charlie Kupfer: I put my baseball fondness to professional use, writing Something Magic: The Baltimore Orioles, 1979–1983 (McFarland, 2018). It analyzes the Baltimore-DC baseball relationship and explains from a Washington perspective how metro-area support for the Orioles demonstrated the capital’s merits as a Major League market. Hope everyone is well. William Rice: My stepdaughter, Sophie, is off to Kenyon College in rural Ohio, where she’s dealing with the curiosities and advantages of attending a college smaller than her high school (Wilson here in DC) and the nearest Starbucks being several counties away. My stepson, Walter, is on a different track but making good progress in a special program associated with Montgomery College in Rockville. My wife, Cathy’s, social coaching nonprofi , D.C. Peers, is garnering more and more publicity and supporters as it helps kids on the autism spectrum better understand the “neurotypical” world— and introduces neurotypicals to the fascinating worlds of the “neurodiverse.” Speaking of neurodiversity: I’m continuing to settle into an initial married life only commenced in my 50s, while I continue to explore my off-bea past through the growing pages of a memoir manuscript. Cathy makes the marriage part easy—the memoir’s a little tougher but worth the effort. In my spare time, I ghost-write screeds on why most of the people reading this should be paying higher taxes to better serve the common good. If this sees print before Election Day, there’s a good chance that right now I’m knocking on a door somewhere in Northern Virginia, trying to elect someone to Congress who can bring us back a little sanity.
wonderful job. My spouse, Gina Fried, passed away in spring 2016, after a two-year “dance,” as she said, with metastatic breast cancer. Those years were not easy ones, but both I and my stepkids, Gina’s children Zach and Zoe, are doing pretty well, and I am looking forward to Zach’s wedding this coming spring (and, for any SFS alumni in Austin, check out his food truck: www.kimchijons.com). I had a nice blast from the SFS past a few months ago, when I discovered my cassette tape of “Tower,” the show I put on our senior year with Martha Hausman, David Thaler, David Barnes, Elizabeth Alexander, and Eve Pollack, and realized I had a working tape player. The way lies open!
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Erle Ellis: I thought folks might be interested in my new book: Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction, part of Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introduction series (global.oup.com/academic/product/ anthropocene-a-very-short-introduction9780198792987?cc=us&lang=en&) and a related essay in the New York Times (www. nytimes.com/2018/08/11/opinion/sunday/ science-people-environment-earth.html). Lifewise, my wife, Ariane, and two kids—Ryan, 14, and Amaia, 10—and I are back in Baltimore after two years in Bern, Switzerland, where Ariane is working as executive offic of the Global Land Programme.
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Mark Alexander: I am in my third year as dean at Villanova Law, and I love every bit of it. It is a joy to be part of the students’ lives and to help them learn not just the substance of law but also how to be leaders who serve their clients, always guided by their values. Life on the Main Line is like something out of a book—great community, beautiful scenery, and more. And having a couple of basketball championships is a nice plus! Tracy and I are never bored, and we are thankful for every day! Paul Ellenbogen is due to depart the shady environs of Oak Park, Illinois (former home of Dan Castalanetta) for Printer’s Row on the South Side of Chicago, where he feels unlikely to encounter Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. Paul’s unit of Morningstar was recently acquired by Broadridge, which, despite its name, is based in Longisland (one word). At that fir , he continues to work with mutual fund boards on regulatory and compliance issues. He is happy to remain in a city that manages to retain not one but two baseball teams, suffers through two seasons but no tornadoes, and enjoys real two-inch-thick pizza. (Armand’s is to deep dish what Doritos are to corn chips.) Barbara Lynn-Davis: I keep engaged teaching art history and writing at Wellesley
Sarah Willens Kass: Since retiring from public school teaching this past year after almost 30 years of teaching secondary English and ESOL, I am thrilled this fall to be coteaching a course in the American novella at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) with my mother, Susan Willens. My mother was my 11th grade English teacher the year we lived in Tel Aviv, so I already knew how skilled a teacher she is, but it’s another thing altogether to be in front of a class with her. A lucky break for me! My family recently celebrated the 30th wedding anniversary of my brother Jonathan Willens and his always kind, always beautiful wife, Julia Beardwood.
Toba Spitzer: I am beginning my 22nd year as senior rabbi of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in Newton, Massachusetts—very hard to believe I’ve been so long at what has been a 1981 Sarah Willens Kass ’81, Susan Willens, and Tony Long, executive director of OLLI-DC
College. Last year, I published a novel set in 18th-century Venice, Casanova’s Secret Wife (Kensington Publishing), and I’m at work on another one, about a painting by Raphael mysteriously lost in World War II. My family has fledge from Concord, Massachusetts, where we live, but luckily I have a new puppy! Ted Morrow-Spitzer: Life in Maine continues to be good. My middle child, Jacob, graduated from Tulane in May (New Orleans being quite a fun place to go to college and for parents to visit), and my youngest, Lilah, is a high school senior navigating the college admissions process. I built and launched a small sailboat this summer and have greatly enjoyed fli ting around nearby Little Sebago Lake (see photo of the christening with cheap beer). Doing lots of rowing, biking, and tennis, too. Can’t complain! Mark Ozer: Our family is still here on the Upper West Side of New York during the school year, with weekly escapes to Rhode Island during the summer months. Life is good and busy with the kids now towering over Ava (they seem to have gotten my height but hopefully her poise, style, and work ethic). I am getting our son, Nico, out on the tennis courts regularly on the weekends and our daughter, Anais, is getting as far away from that as possible, spending lots of time on the water with sailing and now crew. Nico is joining Anais for high school at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, which is about as close to the Sidwell ethos as one can fin here
in NYC, so we are grateful for that opportunity and enriched and thoughtful environment. My extended family was touchingly hosted by Sidwell in the wonderful Meeting Room when we came together for the memorial for my sister Kathy Ozer ’76 when we lost her to cancer in early 2017. The Class of ’76 launched a memorial fund for students and faculty to inspire and support those in her work on food justice and farmer advocacy. The support from friends and ’76 classmates has been wonderful, with more than $90,000 raised toward the $100,000 goal. A number of classmates from ’82 have already provided support, but any additional support from across the Sidwell community is tremendously appreciated. Please email me at email@example.com or Joe Painter in the School Advancement Offi at painterj@ sidwell.edu to learn more or make a gift. A list of generous donors is enclosed in the Annual Report of Philanthropy on page 104. Alex Podolsky: For the last decade I’ve been working in renewable energy, specificall large commercial and utility-scale solar power. Though the work sounds rewarding, the industry is fraught with systemic barriers to adoption due to monopoly controls by electric utilities over transmission and distribution. I tell people that 50 years from now most of our energy will come from renewable resources (not just solar power), but the road from here to there is going to be torturous and might involve running off a cliff or two. In that time, I have worked for six companies, three of them start-ups. All either went bankrupt or dissolved their efforts in solar. After an exceptionally dysfunctional two-year tenure at my last job, when the company lost three-quarters of its valuation, I negotiated a decent severance and have spent the last year on sabbatical (and burning up my meager life savings). Most of this time was devoted to my two boys, who are now 12 and 13. Here is a partial list of our activities: building a computer from scratch, teaching the boys to scuba dive, building a weldedframe go-kart from scratch, traditional recurve bow archery, outdoor rock climbing, cooking Eastern European culinary delights, and teaching the boys to surf.
1982 Ted Morrow-Spitzer ’82 christening his sailboat with cheap beer
So now after a year of reflectio , it’s time to launch into a new professional endeavor (I need to pay the rent). I’m interested in disrupting industries that are calcifie and corrupt. If any other Sidwellians have some good suggestions, feel free to reach out.
Suzanne Robinson Taylor: I am now beginning my 11th year as director of events at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Both Maureen Kline and Amy Thaler have been gracious enough to serve as judges for my student competitions! If you know an entrepreneur who is interested in supporting this sort of thing, please let me know. I am also a very active member of the Blue Hill Troupe, a 95-year-old theater troupe that produces a musical comedy and a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year to raise money for New York City-based charities. My husband, John, and I met in the troupe 21 years ago, and we still love it—so join Maureen and Tova Ferro and come see a show! We have no kids but really enjoy our young relatives who love to come hang out in NYC with us and our cats. John works with Tova, and this year they share a homeroom of 7th graders together, which makes me nostalgic for when she and I met in 7th grade. I’m always glad to run into Jon Socolow on the street and would love to see more Sidwellites more regularly (outside of Facebook).
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REUNION RECAP By Linda Gaus The SFS Class of ’83 celebrated its 35th Reunion in laid-back style on the firs weekend in May. Festivities began with the traditional informal gathering at the former Brickskeller (now the Bier Baron Beer Bar) near Dupont Circle on Friday night. Despite the heat, it was fun to see a lot of familiar faces and a few unfamiliar ones—including Laura Martin Gordon’s son, who was brave enough to make a brief appearance amidst all the old folk—and to start catching up with old friends. We may have given the poor waiter a nervous breakdown, but I am pleased to report that, otherwise, we behaved ourselves pretty well, which is actually amazing considering some of the wild stories told over the course of the evening about times past! The party continued Saturday morning with offici events on the SFS campus, including breakfast and classes taught by current and former SFS teachers and culminating with the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards at the luncheon. We are very proud that our classmate Matthew Denckla was one of four alumni recognized for his decades of work as an HIV/AIDS activist. In
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1985 1983 Ellis Turner caricature from the 1983 35th Reunion in May
his typical humble style, Matthew explained in the fil how he moved to San Francisco with only a little experience and how “he just kept saying yes to things he had no idea how to do and then learned how to do them along the way.” Over the years, he has been instrumental in establishing a health clinic in the Castro District for gay and bisexual men and raising funds for local HIV/AIDS charities through the Academy of Friends gala. Events on the SFS campus concluded with a well-attended Meeting for Worship. The true highlight of the weekend was the Class of ’83 dinner hosted by Carol and Henry Goldberg (parents of our classmate Bennett Goldberg) in their lovely art-fille Chevy Chase apartment. The fina guest list for this Cinco de Mayo-themed bash included almost 50 of our classmates, plus spouses, significan others, and friends. Thanks to the logistical efforts of the Reunion Committee, there was delicious food from Fish Taco and there were drinks aplenty, plus cameo appearances by Ellis Turner and George Lang. Another fun feature of the evening was the digital caricaturist, MikeyJ, who created works of art on the spot for those willing to sit for him. We have posted a link to the caricatures in the SFS Class of ’83 group on Facebook, so if you’re curious, check them out. There are also pictures of our class dinner available on the SFS website. Because we all had so much catching up to do, the party lasted well into the night. Many thanks once again to the Goldbergs for their generous hospitality and to everyone who helped make 50
Allison Bernstein Shulman: My last child is graduating from Sidwell this May! One is graduating from college and another is living and working in LA. I’m working with City Dance Dream DC, preparing youth for academic, professional, and personal success.
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Todd Hoffma : I’ve had some good luck recently, executive producing Clint Eastwood’s next fil , The Mule. Eastwood directs and stars opposite Bradley Cooper. The fil comes out in December. Also recently premiered is Insatiable on Netfli . And going into production in September is Modern Love (based on the New York Times column) for Amazon. Let me know if you’re in New York because I’ll be there this fall and would love to catch up with some ’85ers.
Julie Silard Kantor: Life is really good. I moved with my husband and 15-year-old daughter to Boca Raton, Florida, in late June. I’ve been traveling nationally and globally with my company Twomentor (we focus on driving employee engagement via mentoring and elevating women and diversity in the workforce) and realized I can work from anywhere. I’ve gotten together with Lori Bulman, Alexandra Desoff, and Lloyd Webber. Anyone coming into town in the winter to visit, ping me at email@example.com.
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also crossed a big hike off my bucket list, completing 16.2 miles of the Zion Narrows in 13 hours. Hope everyone is doing well!
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Once again Jennifer and Mike Wood graciously opened their home to a Sidwell Class of ’93 Reunion and threw another amazing party with great food and drink that lasted well into the night. It was a wellattended event with classmates and some significan others gathered from near and far, making for a very special night. Several attendees had never been to a reunion before, or hadn’t since our 5th, so it was especially fun to see those classmates after all these many years. Hopefully, they and others enjoyed the night so much that we will set attendance records at our 30th. Lastly, we were lucky enough to have had an appearance by legendary American Studies teacher and soon-retiring Associate Head of School Ellis Turner. It was an honor to have him there; the School will not be able to fil those shoes. So great to see and to spend time with you all!
Enid Logan Allen and her family moved from the Minneapolis suburbs all the way across the river to a new house in St. Paul. The kids, Jacob (7) and Grayson (5), are delighted! Enid continues to work as a sociology professor at the University of Minnesota, where she is currently associate chair of the department. The Logan Allens also spent a week this summer in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with Malcolm Logan ’92, Monica Logan ’95, and the rest of their family (nieces and parents!) to celebrate their mother’s 75th birthday. Meta Puttkammer Valentic: Hello, Friends! I’m in Los Angeles, continuing to work in television and digital entertainment. This spring, I executive produced a female-driven web series, The Donors, for Kevin Hart. Look for it on November 6 on his internet platform LaughOutLoud.com. I continue to work on entertainment that highlights women and diversity; currently I’m an assistant director on the CW TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I
1990 Left: Enid Logan Allen ’90 with husband Don Allen and sons Jacob (7) and Grayson (5) Right: Meta Valentic ’90 crossed a hike in the Zion Narrows off her bucket list. ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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Left: The CLASS OF 1993 celebrates at the class party during Reunion Weekend 2018. Right: The CLASS OF 1998 celebrates at the class party during Reunion Weekend 2018.
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Jessica Green: I have recently relocated north of the border to Toronto—home of free health care and the metric system! I'm now an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. I recently saw Cliff Forlines and Kate Dowd when they came through town and would be happy to see other fellow Sidwellians who pass through. Drop me a line at email@example.com. Adam Huttler has launched Exponential Creativity Ventures, a venture capital fund backing early-stage technology companies that are expanding or enhancing human creative capacity. The fir is a spinoff from Fractured Atlas, a social enterprise software platform for artists and arts organizations that he founded during his college years and led for 20 years. Maya Lodish: Our family moved to San Francisco, and I have a new position at the University of California, San Francisco, as the Selna L. Kaplan Chair, Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Endocrinology/ Diabetes. Our daughters are getting used to the California lifestyle. Please stop by if you are in the area. On another note, many of you may remember my father, Rich Lodish, former Lower School principal at Sidwell. Unfortunately, he is now living 52
with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and has moved to Sunrise of Bethesda on Battery Lane. Although his memory is impaired, he is very social and is still his old vivacious self, especially with company. Visitors are welcome, just call ahead at 301-657-6880. Rebecca Butz Williamson: I’m still living in New Zealand with Kiwi husband, Kerry, and twin 7-year-old daughters, Charlotte and Abigail. I continue to enjoy running my own leadership development business, offering executive coaching and small team facilitation to a broad range of companies and industries. At this point, I’d fin it hard to give up being my own boss! I must say, I’m thoroughly enjoying being as far away as possible from US politics. If you fancy an escape, too, get in touch. New Zealand will welcome you! Tali Woodward: After nine years teaching and running the master of arts program at Columbia Journalism School, I’ve become the deputy editor of The Trace, a nonprofi newsroom covering gun violence in America. I’m still living in Brooklyn with my husband, Gabe Roth, and our kids, Zadie (7) and Theo (4).
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REUNION RECAP The Class of 1998 had a strong showing on Reunion Weekend, with many alums attending on-campus events. More than 35 Class of 1998 alumni and significan others attended the class party at the home of Samantha Staffi Burman. It was great to get together and see old friends!
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2000 Left: Michael Krafft ’00 with his wife Joanna Harp, daughter Julia (born June 2018), and son William (age 2) in San Gimignano, Italy 2001 Center: Brent and Alexandra Sanet at their August wedding in Middleburg, Virginia PHOTO BY ELIZABETH FOGARTY Right: Lydia Krupsky Toppston ’01 with daughter, Cleo Eve
Merissa Nathan Gerson recently founded www.KenMeansYes.org, a consent advocacy effort based on her 2018 ELI talk. A planned action took place on September 19, Yom Kippur, where thousands of people across the country recited a sexual consent and rape prevention script based on Talmud and led by clergy. Merissa, who ran the Wash U rape prevention tactics for four years, was on the TV show The Doctors in September, speaking about safe healing practices for survivors of sexual assault. She also spoke in Seattle, Atlanta, and DC in on the inheritance of trauma and memory, the focus of her work. Merissa believes all survivors of sexual assault and knows we as a Sidwell community have the tools, and the memories in tow, to make safer sexual spaces for the generations to come.
Brent Sanet and Alexandra Higgins were married on August 9, 2018, at the Goodstone Inn in Middleburg, Virginia. The couple lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he works in strategy for Under Armour, and she is a speech language pathologist.
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Michael Kraff : Our family welcomed a new member, Julia Harper Kraff , on June 22. I’m lucky to have an unusually long paternity leave, so Julia and brother William (2) are getting plenty of (too much?) daddy time, including a couple of fun trips out of the country. Exhausted but enjoying it! Noah Waxman recently added Asher Arthur Waxman to his family.
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Lydia Krupsky Toppston: My husband, Aaron Toppston, and I are overjoyed to have welcomed our firs child, Cleo Eve Toppston, on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Aaron and I live in Chicago, where I work for the furniture company Interior Defin as the director of trade. I would love to connect with any alumni in Chicago!
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Rachel Wilson Patterson: I am still living and working in DC with my husband, Cecil. I am the director of programs for diversity with AccessLex Institute, where I oversee the organization’s diversity initiatives. The goal is to increase the diversity of law schools to reflec the diversity of society.
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REUNION RECAP By Meredith Karam The Class of 2003 had a great time coming together for their 15th Reunion! Classmates gathered firs on Friday night at the Welcome Reception behind Zartman House and enjoyed catching up, reconnecting with teachers, and observing the changes to the SFS campus. Festivities continued on Saturday with classmates attending the classes taught by current SFS faculty—including one taught by our own Camila Villanueva, who teaches Spanish in the Upper School—as well as the Reunion lunch and Meeting for Worship. Experiencing Meeting again among classmates was truly powerful. Reunion festivities wrapped up on Saturday night with our class party at Nazca Mochica, a Peruvian cocktail lounge in DuPont Circle. Hosted by Meredith Karam with support from Brittany Toscano-Gore, Juliet Izon, and Ben Weinberg, the party provided another great opportunity for classmates to catch up and reminisce about their times at SFS. Guests enjoyed pisco sours, yucca fries, and SFS cupcakes; listened to a nostalgic ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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2003 Left: The CLASS OF 2003 celebrates at the class party during Reunion Weekend 2018. Right: Sam’n Iqbal (P ’27) and Sheihzad Sheikh (P ’27), John Dell’Osso, and Naabia Ofosu-Amaah ’03 PHOTO BY JOHN ROBINSON
playlist; and looked at old photos as they relived old memories and made new ones. Hadley Jensen recently completed her doctorate in anthropology and material culture at Bard Graduate Center. In September 2018, she began a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in museum anthropology, a joint appointment between Bard Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Her research project will culminate in an exhibition on textiles from the American Southwest and Mexico in spring 2021. Meredith Karam, a doctoral student at the Catholic University of America, married Craig
Nilson, an offic in the US Coast Guard, on August 4, 2018. The ceremony was held at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel, and the reception took place at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC. The couple celebrated with Meredith’s father, Michael Karam, who is a member of Sidwell’s Parents of Alumni Board, and friends and family including Naabia Ofosu-Amaah, Sam’n Iqbal (P ’27), and Sidwell’s Assistant Head of School for Advancement, Mary Carrasco. Meredith’s late mother, Linda Morgan ’69, was remembered at the reception through photographs, speeches, and even a clip from Sidwell’s 2003 Mother-Daughter Banquet.
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Schafer Bomstein married Alain Castella in Washington, DC, in May 2018. A few Sidwell alumni joined them to celebrate! Mamadou Guèye was also in attendance. The couple is currently living in Kyiv, Ukraine, where Schafer is the head of consortium for a humanitarian project with People in Need and Alain is the financ and administration manager for the International Committee of the Red Cross. The couple is likely to be relocating soon!
2004 Left: Annelise Haskell ’09, Sarah Kornmeier ’04, Schafer Bomstein Castella ’04, Eleanor Bomstein '06, Caroline Bomstein ’12, and Ali Hollman ’06 celebrating Schafer’s wedding Right: Jeevan Vittal ’04 interviewing Bill Nye ’73 for NY1 during the launch of the Planetary Science Caucus at the Library of Congress
career center and have recently joined the executive programs team at NYU Stern, where I am a program manager/assistant director for the master of science in business analytics program. The New York area is treating me very well, and I look forward to connecting with other alums in the area! John Geise: I recently moved back to Washington, DC, to join the political law group at Perkins Coie. Would love to catch up with anyone who is still in the area. Feel free to drop me a line at email@example.com.
2005 Alexis Lazda ’05 with husband, Janis Lazda, and daughter Lija Lazda in Manzanita, Oregon
Christopher Sanders hopes all are well and in good health. He is happy to announce that that he has been sworn in as an assistant federal public defender for the Western District of Washington. He is engaged to Erika Evans and is hoping to tie the knot in Seattle next summer. Please visit us soon! Jeevan Vittal married Erica Garofalo on May 28, 2017, in Milford, Connecticut. Among those in attendance were Jonathan LeFlore and Jeevan’s brother, Devadas Vittal ’98. Jeevan and Erica recently moved back to Washington, DC, after Jeevan accepted a position as a Washington-based correspondent for NY1/Spectrum News Networks. You may run into him working on a story at the Capitol, White House, or Supreme Court. Jeevan is happy to be back home! Say hi if you’re in town! Jeevan also recently interviewed Bill Nye ’73 during the launch of the Planetary Science Caucus at the Library of Congress for NY1.
Liz Kleinrock was recently one of fiv educators in the United States awarded Teaching Tolerance’s Award for Excellence in Teaching due to her work in social justice, anti-bias, and culturally responsive teaching and now sits on the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. Additionally, Liz received a Fund for Teachers grant and spent three weeks throughout South Africa studying how topics of race, racism, and apartheid are approached with young learners. She is currently going into her seventh year teaching at a charter school in Los Angeles and is now co-teaching while also stepping into the role of school diversity coordinator.
name with her aunt Mara Grace Beveridge ’03 and her great-grandmother. Randa Tawil: This August I moved to Seattle, where I am finishin up my dissertation in American studies and learning to be an outdoorsy person. I would love to connect with some Sidwell people if they are out here!
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Nick Williams and Taylor Lee Mayol were married on November 3, 2018, in Palm Springs, California. Mark Kurzrok, Patrick Kaszubski, Martin Manville, and Ben Sestanovich were in the wedding party, with several other Sidwell Friends alums in attendance. The couple lives in San Francisco, California, with their two dogs. Evan Wright: I recently started my MBA at UC Berkeley Haas. It has been an amazing experience so far, and it is news I am happy to share with the rest of the class.
Alexis Beveridge Lazda: My husband, Janis, and I welcomed Lija (pronounced lee-ya) Grace Beveridge Lazda on May 22, which was, to the day, the anniversary of our firs date. She shares her middle
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years old, and the new athletic facility and Meeting House were simply blueprints. The tour was followed by a lunch in the new gym to honor some incredible fellow alumni.
That evening, over 30 classmates gathered at Bread Soda in Glover Park, where we had a great time reliving high school memories and cheering on the Caps, who beat the Penguins in a playoff game that evening.
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REUNION RECAP By Delaney Kempner The Class of 2008 had a great 10th Reunion. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old classmates and see how the campus has grown. It was great to see so many friends from over the years who came from New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Durham, Orlando, Miami, Ann Arbor, and so many places in between. We began the weekend with a reception on campus, where it was fun to catch up with Amanda Slade, Leah Danville, Jessica Edwards-Uwah, CC Croxton, and Clarion Heard but also to see former teachers. When we saw Mamadou Guèye, it felt like no time had passed since we took his French class 10 years ago. Saturday morning was spent touring the campus with two senior tour guides. It was amazing to see how much the campus has changed in the past 10 years. When we graduated, the Middle School was just a few
Sadie Lansdale was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry on May 13, 2018. The Unitarian Universalists are like the Quakers but with more talking and more of a spiritual buffet when it comes to God stuff Sadie is grateful to the Sidwell community for its part in her formation as a spiritual leader and lover of humanity.
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Sally Rosen Kubancik: Thomas Kubancik and I got married in Vail, Colorado on June 30, 2018. Ben Norton: I got engaged in November to
a classmate from Amherst, Natalie King, and we’re planning on having the wedding in late 2019 or early 2020. I’m in my third year of an MD/MPH/TM (tropical medicine) program at Tulane’s schools of medicine and public health. I earned a military scholarship for medical school, and I’m currently a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army. I’m not sure which specialty I’ll end up in, but I’m very interested in tropical medicine and infectious disease. In my free time, I play soccer with a couple teams down here and volunteer as a scuba diver at the local aquarium. Jerry Wertheim: I spent the past four years working in various supply chain and operations roles for Newell Brands in Wichita, Atlanta, and mostly Chicago. I grew tired of supply chain though, and I became interested in the recent trend toward design thinking in business, also known as human-centered design. To that end, I moved back to DC with my girlfriend in June, and I just started a dual-degree program to get my MBA from Johns Hopkins and a master’s in design leadership at MICA. And my girlfriend is now my fiancé because we just got engaged! She’s so awesome in so many ways, and I feel like such a lucky guy. Kaihua Zheng: I left Bank of China and Hong Kong about four months ago. I’m now working at a sports company with an emphasis on running and skateboarding events. In my free time, I play basketball and read books inspired by my economics professor from Denison.
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Akinyi Ochieng: Following her graduation from the London School of Economics, Kiki continues to live in London, where she works for WorldRemit, one of the UK’s fastestgrowing fintec companies. In addition to her WorldRemit duties, Kiki is a fellow at Botho Emerging Markets Group and advises public and private sector actors on financia inclusion and regional integration in Africa and the Gulf. Her work has recently been published by the World Economic Forum
2010 Back row: Emily Foggo Notari ’10, Hannah Bristol ’10, Mariah Moore ’10, Casey Shulman ’10, Janine Holloway ’10, Sally Rosen Kubancik ’10, Alex Ordoobadi ’10, Varun Rajagopalan ’10, Michael Marks ’10, Grant Wong ’10, Kyle Kotecki ’10, and Saam Aghevli ’10 Front row: Mary Bryan ’10 and Sanam Aghadey ’10 PHOTO BY CALLIE HOBBS
and Forbes. These days, she spends a lot of her free time either in the boxing ring or whipping up new recipes. If you ever fin yourself in London, please get in touch! Madeline Steinberg: After working in the documentary fil industry in New York since graduating from college, I will be moving to London this September to start a master’s program in freshwater and marine ecology at Queen Mary University of London.
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REUNION RECAP By Cecilia Laguarda With most having just graduated college and with a year of experiencing the real world under their belt, the Class of 2013 returned to the Sidwell campus in triumph for their five-yea reunion. Friends near and far (as far as San Francisco and as near
as their parents’ house in Chevy Chase) came back to celebrate and reconnect. On Friday night, a smaller contingent of our class met behind Zartman House for a lovely event catered by the School, mixing with other reunion classes, current teachers, and graduated parents. Over hors d’oeuvres and plenty of wine, members of ’13 chatted about their time at universities, their time abroad, their jobs, startup ventures, professional basketball careers, and graduate school. Later that evening, we walked down Wisconsin Avenue to Barcelona Wine Bar for a more substantial dinner, even more talking, and even more wine. The Saturday events commenced again at Sidwell, with several classes taught by current faculty, none of which were attended by the Class of 2013. Instead we met up afterward in the gym for our reunion lunch. To our surprise, the Alumni Offi as well as our peers had dug up old notes we had written to each other our senior year. Reading these among friends was an absolute delight, complete with old jokes brought back and old secrets revealed. Members of the Class of ’13 also discovered to their excitement that Bill Nye ’73 was present at the lunch. We were probably not the firs group of five-yea reunioners to be overly excited to see him, and he graciously posed for a photo with our group.
After lunch came the much-anticipated all-alumni Meeting for Worship. Though few would admit it, the silence of the Meeting Room was sorely missed during our college years. Being back in that space, listening to our peers and elder class years talk about their time at Sidwell, fostered a profound sense of community, a togetherness and connection to the School not felt since our last days as seniors. Despite it being Cinco de Mayo in the most popular nightlife strip of downtown DC, we were somehow able to reserve a private room at Hawthorne bar on U Street. An impressive 50+ friends from our class came out to do even more catching up over drinks and snacks. For three hours, we had the bar all to ourselves, but after 10:00 p.m. split off around the U Street area to crawl the town, run into everyone on the street at least one more time, and then Uber home. Sunday was spent mostly in bed. Overall, perhaps the best part of our Reunion Weekend was realizing that, though our time as students has passed, we as a class are still making new memories together. Here’s to another fiv years! Phillip McGloin: The following is an excerpt from the school magazine at Vanderbilt University: Since he was 13, Phillip McGloin’s world had orbited around basketball. It even influence his college choice. “I picked Vanderbilt over a couple of other schools because it’s a great university, gave me a lot of financia aid, and it was somewhere I thought I could play basketball,” said the senior from Washington, D.C. McGloin walked on to the Commodore basketball team as a freshman and played three seasons. But he chose to leave the team during his junior year to begin planning more seriously for his future. In March, the economics and political science double major and financ and Chinese double minor was named one of 18 Luce Scholars, a nationally competitive fellowship designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders. He’ll spend the next year in Xiamen, in the Fujian province of China, working in the basketball business division of Anta, a leading sportswear company. … McGloin’s dream career—which he readily acknowledges is a moving target—is to be the head of an organization focused on bringing China and America closer together
The CLASS OF 2013 celebrates at the class party during Reunion Weekend 2018.
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through sports. He sees sports as a vehicle for addressing the biases that people in both countries may have about one another. “Sports is one of the great ways of bringing people together on an equal playing fiel ,” he said.
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David Newman: Hello, all! I graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in acting, and I’m now living in Los Angeles. I’m currently working as a production assistant for The Late Late Show with James Corden. I’m pursuing a career in television production. I’d love to see anyone in the LA area! I’m at 703.677.2989 and david.francis.newman@ gmail.com.
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retired & former faculty & staff notes Terry Parmelee Upper School Art Teacher Hello, friends and former students! I am still working on advancing my art in the marketplace, not an easy task for someone dedicated to a life of thinking about goodness, truth, and beauty! I have wonderful memories of you, my students, and friends of my son Billy Parmelee ’74. Would love to hear reminiscences of your friendships with Billy, now deceased for too long. Regards, Terry Parmelee
Aprille Sherman Assistant to Upper School Dean I was inspired to run a half marathon on every continent. Next year will be my fift . I will run the Jerusalem half marathon in March. I continue to enjoy working as a paralegal at Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, Virginia. John Touchton Arts Department Chair Greetings, Sidwell! I'm currently living in Los Angeles and starting my second
year as Music Department chair at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. It’s been a wild transition from East to West Coast, but I do love it here. We bought a house in West Hollywood last October and are enjoying getting to know LA. I love my job (there are many similarities between Buckley and Sidwell), but I do miss the wonderful collaborations I had while at Sidwell with administration, faculty, staff students, and families. I continue to hold SFS “in the light” and
Left: John Touchton Right: John Arnold gets arrested by his son-in-law, Jesus Ortiz, in Raleigh during a Moral Monday march several years ago. ALUMNI MAGAZINE
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remain grateful for the many years I worked there! John Arnold 1963–72 Middle School Principal My wife, Mary-Scott, and I were arrested with William Barber in the Moral Monday marches in Raleigh. We were handcuffed by our son-in-law, a police offic on the local SWAT team! Really. Mary-Scott and I have four kids, one of whom works for American Airlines, a happy circumstance that has enabled us to travel well beyond our means to all seven continents. I was professor of middle school education at North Carolina State University and education consultant for Disney and Nickelodeon before retiring to Pinehurst, North Carolina in 1997. I can still creak around a golf course, able to shoot my age ... sometimes ... Maurice Hall Upper School English Teacher Maurice Hall, former English teacher (1995–99), has just completed one year as dean of the School of the Arts and Communication and professor of communication, at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. Would love to keep in touch with former students and alumni through e-mail (hallmau@ tcnj.edu) or Facebook. Ilona Tipp Executive Assistant to the Upper School Principal I left Sidwell to return to grad school at New England Conservatory and get back into my performance and music teaching career. It was a great move for me; I just released my firs solo album of all original songs, Unadorned, last summer. It’s for sale on CDBaby in CD and digital download form and available for streaming on all the typical platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc.). Right on the heels of my album release, I was hired at what I think is going to be my dream job: associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I am loving 60
teaching private voice lessons to tomorrow’s young stars! Also gigging occasionally around northern New England to promote my album. Full info on my website at www.ilonatipp.com. Bruce B. Stewart Head of School Warm good wishes to ALL in the Sidwell Friends School community!!! What a GREAT institution now led by a VERY exceptional Head of School!!! I am happily retired and living in Chattanooga, Tennessee near my three grandsons. :) Come say hi if you are ever down this way!!! Warmly, Bruce Stewart, Emeritus Head of School Shoshanna Sumka Coordinator of Global and Community Engagement Shoshanna Sumka started as executive director of the Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN) on July 1, 2018. ISEEN connects experiential educators with a network of resources for sharing transformative teaching and learning practices. In her role, Shoshanna gets to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Seoul, South Korea, and the Bronx, New York, for regional and international institutes focused on experience, community, authentic relationships, and collaboration. She is enjoying working from home and having coffee
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Shoshanna Sumka and her daughter at the Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.
dates with former colleagues. Her daughter turned three and started preschool in the fall. She welcomes more coffee dates and staying in touch with Sidwell folks.
FROM THE ARCHIVES This Used to Be Our Playground The original Eye Street campus had a lot going for it. Its West End location was convenient to many families, the meetinghouse and its classrooms offered space for labs and lectures, and it even contained the firs school gym in the city. However, the cramped urban campus had no space for something Thomas Sidwell longed for—a true outdoor playground. “It is the law of a child’s nature to play,” he declared in a 1903 speech railing against the city’s lack of public playgrounds. The establishment of public playgrounds,” he declared, “will counteract the tendency towards nervous and poorly developed bodies.” But it wasn’t until 1910 when he and his wife, Frances Haldeman-Sidwell, purchased the defunct Washington School for Boys at 3901 Wisconsin Avenue that he was able to realize his dream. He announced the purchase to parents, boasting that for these city children “with no place to play except the dangerously congested streets of the city, it will combine thorough instruction with an unusual amount of healthful outdoor life…[I]t means that every boy and girl who develops an interest in outdoor sports or outdoor activities is building up something that will safeguard him against the temptations of life, something that is calculated to keep him sane and strong and sensible, and give him a resource against temptation.”
With more space for play than ever before on the Wisconsin Avenue campus, the School built a playground complete with, as the catalog stated, “swings, see-saws, slidingboard, giant stride.” Until the original downtown school buildings were sold following Thomas Sidwell’s death in 1936, students were bussed up to this “suburban campus” from Eye Street to enjoy the fresh air and recreational opportunities offered by the playground and surrounding athletic fields Several decades later, the School ended up purchasing another failing boys school, this time on Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. One of the firs modification needed to transform the property into an elementary school was a playground, in fact, two playgrounds. Closer to Beverly Road, younger students could slide, dig in the sandbox, and play endless ball games on the large blacktop. To the west of Manor House, older students climbed on the Big Toy, on chain-and-tire equipment, and through tunnels. Back on Wisconsin Avenue, with the youngest students moved up to Bethesda, the old playground was taken down to make room for the new Upper School building. With no playground equipment left to speak of, Middle School students of the 1970s through 1990s spent recess playing
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games like four square and wall ball. By the early 2000s, when the School developed a campus master plan, the 5th and 6th grade teachers pushed hard to incorporate a playground for their students. Ensuring that the students both had a place to play and a voice in the matter, thenassistant principal Nina Koltnow gathered together a group of students during Minimester and selected the equipment that still stands today, next to Wannan Gym.
With only a small courtyard and no outdoor playground equipment on campus, Eye Street itself became a place to run and play.
The Lower School campus has undergone renovations of its own. The erection of the SAM building in 1990 was sorely needed to support the “specials” program, but forever changed access to the upper playground from the rest of campus. A tree fell on the Big Toy, necessitating a second Big Toy, complete with rings, monkey bars, and a climbing wall. In 2007, when the Groome Multipurpose Room could no longer simultaneously serve as a cafeteria, indoor recess space, and performing arts venue, the Lower School Gym was built, moving the lower playground up from its previous street-level elevation to an interior space closer to the Groome building. This year has brought even more changes to the play areas on the Bethesda campus, with new equipment made from natural materials to support the School’s focus on stewardship of the natural world. With rope ladders, a nest swing, and open outdoor spaces, a new generation of Sidwell Friends students will have space to climb, swing, explore, and play (see p. 5).
In the space now known as the Sledge Garden, these students in the early 1930s have plenty of space to climb, slide, and play on the Wisconsin Avenue campus.
The lower playground, seen here circa the 1970s, is still used today for the youngest students.
Older students climb on the upper playground at Lower School.
Lower Schoolers climb on the Big Toy 2.0.
With no playground equipment left to speak of, Middle School students of the 1970s through the 1990s spent recess playing games like four square and wall ball.
Lower Schoolers swing on a past playground.
See page 5 for more on the new playgrounds and visit www.sidwell.edu/LSplayground to find out how you can contribute to the next phase of playground development at Lower School.
In 2006, the Middle Schoolers finally had playground equipment to climb on.
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Annual Report of Philanthropy
TABLE OF CONTENTS REVENUES AND EXPENSES . . . 67 DONORS Leadership Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Second Century Society . . . . . . . Thomas and Frances Sidwell Society . Annual Fund Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate, Matching, and Foundation Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honor and Memorial Gifts . . . . . . . . Endowments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68 72 77 78 96 97 99
VOLUNTEERS . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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Summer 2018to Sidwell Friends have a significant impact. Your gifts Your support helps provide for the future of our School by
Unifying our campus. You fund our efforts to bring all SFS students together on one campus. SFS ALUMNI
Imagining the future of learning. You empower our teachers to pursue groundbreaking opportunities that enhance the SFS learning experience for students in all grades. Inspiring ethical leadership. Your example instills the Quaker values of intellectual inquiry and creativity that equip SFS students with the tools to navigate the world. SFS ALUMNI
Welcoming a wider community. You ensure that the most-talented students can benefit from an SFS education. Please continue your outstanding generosity during the 2018/19 school year and accept our heartfelt appreciation for your kindness and compassion.
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Sidwell Friends financial aid budget. Thanks to your help, SFS is the leader in financial aid of all DC schools.
Total amount raised for the Annual Fund last year.
Students who will be impacted by your generosity.
Experiential learning activities for students and faculty made possible by the Annual Fund.
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Revenues and Expenses for 2017/18 The greatest percentage of expenses is allocated to salaries and benefit at 50.8 percent. Financial aid expense increased to $7,252,589, or 12.4 percent of the operating budget. Appropriations for technology, capital projects, and allocation to reserves made up 9.3 percent of the budget. The financia position of Sidwell Friends School as of June 30, 2018, remains strong, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flow for the year then ended is in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
REVENUE Endowment Support 4.4%
Other Income 2.7%
Fundraising in Support of Operations 6.1% Auxiliary Programs 6.6%
Net Revenue and Contribution-Related Support $58,268,538
EXPENSES Other 3.2%
Debt Services 6.3% Appropriations for Technology, Capital Projects, and Reserves 9.3%
Financial Aid 12.4%
Salaries and Benefits 50.8%
Total Expenses $58,268,908
Operating Expenses 17.9%
DONORS REVENUES â€ş LEADERSHIP AND EXPENSES GIFTS
In fisca year 2018, tuition revenue provided 80 percent of total income on a budget of $58,268,538. Auxiliary Programs (primarily summer programs and rentals) provided 6.6 percent of total revenue. The Annual Fund achieved a record amount of contributions at just over $3.5 million, representing 6.1 percent of the total revenue. The overall investment return from the endowment provided a draw of 4.4 percent ($2,551,538) to operations.
Leadership Gifts Thank you to the philanthropic leaders whose generosity inspires others and, collectively with donors at all levels, allows the School to fulfill its mission. Your gifts directly support the priorities—faculty professional development and financial aid—that enable students to receive an exceptional education and benefit from a culturally and economically diverse student community at Sidwell Friends.
Anonymous (8) Mary Emma Armstrong ’43* Marla Beck and Barry Beck Leslie Rodnan and John Cohen ’69 Susan Fant and Ruff Fant III Sheila Gross and Patrick Gross Nancy Jacobson and Mark Penn Suzan Kenworthy and Thomas Kenworthy ’54 Sarah Meyers and Christopher Meyers Christine Morfit and Michael Morfit Mason Morfit ’93 David Pearson ’52 Anne Popkin ’83 Beth Wilkinson and David Gregory
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Tracy Bernstein and Adam Bernstein ’81 Lael Brainard and Kurt Campbell Brooke Bralove ’92 Mara Bralove ’89 and Ari Fisher Susan Bralove and Steven Bralove ’60 Charis Menschel Drant and Ryan Drant Margaret Flax and Samuel Flax Sherry Franks and Martin Franks George Holderness III ’60 Nilo Hoorazar and Ahmet Tekmen Michael Karam Akemi Kawano-Levine and David Levine Pamela Kurland and David Marchick Amy Liu and Mike Jing Donna McPartland and Frank McPartland Margaret Plank and David Souders Tara Primis and Craig Primis Tina Small and Albert Small Jr. ’74 Elsa Walsh and Robert Woodward * Deceased
Anonymous (7) Lydia White Adelfio ’73 and Marco Adelfio ’74 Priscilla Alfandre* Marilyn Austern Diane Bernstein and Norman Bernstein Rose Bernstein and George Bernstein ’64 Carol Boochever and John Boochever Katherine Bradley and David Bradley ’71 Peter Brigham Elizabeth Brown and Kevin Cullen Niecy Armstrong Chambers ’73 and James Chambers Sheila Cheston and Graham Dower The Clinton Family Foundation Elissa Davidson and Thomas Davidson Jr. ’89 Andrea DeFlorio and Michael Kneller Ursula Dehejia and Makarand Dehejia David DeMarco ’76 Ginger Dietrich and Richard Dietrich Deborah Doddy and Hurley Doddy ’81 Jamie Dorros and Dave Dorros Holly Geist and Rudolph Geist Rita Gupta and AJ Gupta Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner ’78 Jamie Hechinger ’96 and Jay Klug Shannon Hill Mary Elizabeth Wahrenbrock Hoinkes ’58 and H. Dieter Hoinkes Kimberly Johnson and Mark Johnson Maria Jorge and Doug Sosnik Julie Jubeir and T.J. Jubeir Joffa Kerr and William Kerr ’55 Margaret Weaver Krull ’70 Jennifer Levy and Michael Levy Mimi Liu and Kevin Bailey Kirsten Lockyer and Charles Lockyer III ’89 Jocelyn Sigue and Jair Lynch ’89 Sandra McCoy and Thomas McCoy Cathryn Ritzenberg McCulloch ’68 and Frank McCulloch ’64 Nicole Mitchell and David Mitchell
Gloria Mog and David Mog Virginia Newmyer Belinda Nixon and Gregory Nixon Louise Novitch and Mark Novitch Donna Orr and Kevyn Orr Dominique Alfandre Palmer ’75 and Thomas Palmer Brian Roth ’92 Diane Sapir and Michael Sapir Norma Scogin and Sherry Quirk Sandy Shapiro and David Shapiro Sherrese Smith-Heyliger and Adelaja Heyliger Mary Meigs Thorne ’76 and Jim Thorne Brittany Toscano-Gore ’03 and Albert Gore III ’01 Amy Lear White and Dan White Sarah Whitesell and Wan Kim Maureen O’Connor Witter and Jonathan Witter Jennifer Wood and Michael Wood Jr. ’93 Judy Zickler and Leo Zickler
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Anonymous (5) Esthy Adler and James Adler Anne Albright and Geoffrey Watson Madeleine Albright Ellen Alexander and Jeff Alexander Merry Anderson and Brian Anderson Allison Leader and Andrew Aurbach ’86 Anita Babbar-Goel and Vic Goel Lisa Bernstein and Joshua Bernstein ’81 Margaret Beveridge Marlene Parron and John Bingaman ’98 Lisa Blatt and David Blatt Sue Judith Boley and Benjamin Boley Joanne Radue Burns ’57 and Stephen Burns Joan Mills Busko ’62* Sherri Cafritz and Laurence Cafritz ’81 Antonio Casas Jr. ’50 Mariana Casas and Luis Casas Rochika Chaudhry and Rohit Chaudhry Colette Chichester and Mark Chichester ’86
Why is it so important to you to support our teachers and students? I really believe in Sidwell’s education and would like to support the School in all means so that teachers may have continued enhancement of their professional development, students may have access to better education and sustainable resources, and athletes may have access to better coaching resources and equipment. What do you hope students today are walking away with after attending Sidwell Friends? Well-educated talent with a warm heart and character, and a willingness to help SFS. Students understand the SFS mission and appreciate the foundations SFS gave them for success in their careers and adult lives, and they offer proof of how deeply they feel about their school.
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Susan Freeman McGee ’60 Wendy McGrath and Daniel McGrath Dipali Mehta and Mark Nelson Gillian Meigs and Edward Meigs ’80 Marika Cutler Meyer ’94 and Mike Meyer Elisa Miller and Joshua Miller Sara Depew and Ali Mohamadi ’94 Noreen Muhib and Vijay Palaniswamy Mary Myers and Robert Myers ’58 Anonymous (2) Elsa Newmyer ’72 and Larry Forrester Edie Ashton Bill Nye ’73 Stephanie Babcock and Robert Babcock Waafas Ofosu-Amaah Marion Scattergood Ballard Karen O’Neill and Stephen O’Neill ’77 Tracy Ballard and John Gorman Annie Orgad and Edan Orgad Christine Beckman and Theodore Mitchell Karen O’Shea and Kevin O’Shea Azin Bekhrad and Bahman Rowhani Lucy Leffingwell Owen ’87 and James Burns Nancy Bernstein ’76 and Robert Schoen Stephanie Park and Michael Park Melissa Blume and Scott Levine Ann Peyser and William Peyser ’78 Kim Bohen ’82 and Douglas James Cynthia Peyser and Bruce Peyser ’75 Hadley Boyd ’82 and John Parachini Gina Polidoro and Michael Mundaca Mortimer Caplin Kim Pomponi and Nick Pomponi Alexandra Caramazza and Francesco Caramazza Roshini Ponnamperuma ’80 Deborah Colson ’87 and Mark Diker Analia Porras and Carlos Bruetman Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jason DeParle Estee Portnoy and Elliott Portnoy Karen Devlin and James Devlin Gael McPherson Post ’62 Marlin Dohlman and Peter Dohlman Laura Ratner and Mark Ratner Diane Eichner and Ronald Eichner Michelle Richards and Edward Richards Brenda Ellison and Philip Benson Jr. Melissa Romain and Alex Romain Rebecca Farrington and Daniel Farrington Nancy Roualet and Mark Roualet Richelle Fatheree and James Fatheree Frances Rumford and Lewis Rumford III Karen Ferguson and John Ferguson Shawna Saaty and John Saaty Catherine Livingston Fernandez ’76 and Hannelore Schwabacher and Lewis Fernandez Christopher Schwabacher David Fischer ’90 Ethel Sennhauser and Mark Sundberg Philip Fleischman ’10 Kalpakam Shastri and Arun Shastri Julie Applebaum Flynn ’84 and Mary Speyer and James Speyer Gregory Flynn Kay Burgunder Stevens ’68 Karin Flynn and John Flynn Lynn Stevenson and Albert Stevenson ’62 Ashley Foxworth and Domonique Foxworth Lauren Sun and Francesco Valentini Carla Freeman ’67 Lynn Taliento and Michael Warren Lisa Freeman ’64 Mary Tobler and Max Minzner Blair Giannini and Eugene Giannini Dolly Bowman Tucker ’58 and Gene Tucker Carol Goldberg and Henry Goldberg Ruchi Upaday and Tarun Upaday Dayna Grayson and Peter Grayson Jing Wang and Shaohua Ding Louise Greenspan and Jay Greenspan Katharine Watkins Webb ’76 and Timothy Webb Ronald Haft ’77 Jill White and Ernest White III Priscilla Hambrick-Dixon and Charles Dixon Chandler Willett ’93 Monica Harms and Evan Harms Julia York and George York Miriam Herman and Sanford Stark Beidi Gu and Minhua Zhang ’01 Hilary Barnes Hoopes and Robert Hoopes Caroline Horwath Stephen Irish ’86 Sarah Jeffries and Steven Diamond Anonymous (2) Jennifer Johnson ’87 and Marcio Schwinden Swati Agrawal and Anthony Saldana Franka Jordan and Bassem Khoury Karen Ballotta and Bryan Garman Julie Katzman and Simon Steel Margaret Pabst Battin ’58 Andrea Kaufman Jacqueline Becker and Scott Schipma Alice Reed Keating and Peter Keating Ann Bernstein and Daniel Bernstein ’55 Dianne Keppler and John Keppler Bonnie Brownell and Jeffrey Bowman Roma Khanna and Akhil Khanna Coralie Bryant and Ralph Bryant Lauren Kogod ’79 Dianne Bruning and David Owen ’86 Catherine Kramer and Christopher Kramer ’78 Amelie Burgunder and B. Burgunder Jr. Courtenay Labson and Michael Labson Phyllis Caldwell and Barry Caldwell Gia Lee and Jeremy Maltby Monica Chopra and Neeraj Chopra Lois Mares and Jan Mares Beth Sackler and Jeffrey Cohen ’67 Lesli Mathewson and John Mathewson Janet Cornfeld and Michael Cornfeld Marjan Matin and Madjid Matin Ragini Dalal and Dhiren Patel Lauren Matney and Ryan Matney Gladys Daniels and Forrest Daniels Amy Matsui and Brian Matsui ’90 Sue Deagle Nancy Richards McCabe ’46 Mishka Dehghan and Ali Sanai Sally McCarthy and Matthew Walker Ann Dodge ’73
Pravina Viswanathan and Ram Viswanathan Lucy Waletzky Jie Wang and Samir Jain Katharine Weymouth Catherine Yochum ’11 Stacy Yochum and Julian Yochum
MAROON AND GRAY SOCIETY
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Lisa Cohen and Vincent Cohen ’88 Stephanie Martz and Chris Davies ’88 Michelle DeLong and Christopher DeLong ’85 Anne Dickerson and John Dickerson ’87 Angela Dixon-Allamby and Steven Allamby Linda Donovan and Michael Donovan Lindsay Eakin and Terry Eakin ’62 Victoria Longo and Carl Eifler ’66 Lois Hechinger England ’43* Deborah Foster and David Foster Caroline Friedman and Peter Friedman Felice Friedman and Michael Bromwich Beata Glover and Stephen Glover Corinne Goldman and Daniel Goldman ’94 Susan Sachs Goldman Michael Govan ’81 Joan Grimson and Jeffrey Grimson Roni Grossman and Adam Grossman Deborah Harmon and Robert Seder Lee Ann Hart and Christopher Hart Fiona Hill and Kenneth Keen Sherrill Mulliken Houghton ’60 Ginny Hoynes and Louis Hoynes Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and Peter Hutt II ’80 Carolyn Mason and Bill Johnson ’72 Kevin Johnson ’91 Regina Dessoff Kessler ’73 and Jeffrey Kessler Arlene Kogod and Robert Kogod Leslie Kogod ’76 Denise Garone and Stuart Kogod ’80 Patricia Koopersmith and Theodore Koopersmith DeDe Lea and Dallas Lea Stacey Lubar and Gregory Lubar ’88 Jennie McConagha and William McConagha ’85 Jill Romansky McCulloch ’97 and Matthew McCulloch ’97 Patrick McKee ’03 Ronay Menschel and Richard Menschel Erin Mills and Richard Mills ’60 Judith Mills-Johnson ’72 and Ian Brendan Johnson Kara Milner and David Milner ’86 Sandra Missmar and Sharif Atta Leanne Mos and Jake Weinstock Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Mark Ozer ’82 Sue Palk and Jeffrey Palk Evangeline Pedas and Theodore Pedas Kathleen Peters and Whit Peters Shirley Pierson and W. DeVier Pierson Elissa Powell and Jerome Powell Anjali Prakash and Gautam Prakash ’87 Cammie Meyers Fitz Randolph ’54 Georgia Ravitz and Peter Basser Linda Reider and Alan Reider Andrea Rubinfeld and Michael Rubinfeld Alicia Sams ’82 Betty Sams Lisa Sams and James Sams ’78 Victoria Sams ’86 Lee Satterfield and Patrick Steel Elizabeth Scheuer ’71 and Peter Joseph John Sheridan Jr. Joan Siegel and Mark Siegel Shirley Small and Albert Small Angela Smith and G. Clark Smith Liz Steinglass and David Steinglass Kimberly Conliffe Stephens and T. Reed Stephens Annette Eisenberg Stiefbold ’58 and Edwin Bell Pat Peterson Strazza ’51 and Richard Strazza Supriya Varma and John Coleman
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Tessa van der Willigen and Jonathan Walters Miriam Vogel and William Shrank Roanne Wiczer and Mike Paukstitus Judy Woodruff and Albert Hunt Jr. Teruji Yamamura Beth Zeugin and Lee Zeugin
Jill Epstein and Todd Epstein Phyllis Fagell and Steven Fagell Linda Friedman and Harold Friedman Diane Gunion and Frank Gunion ’67 Shannon Hawkins and Matthew Herrington Jenna Hendricks and Jared Hendricks ’98 Maren Imhoff ’73 Sunita Iyer and Ayaz Shaikh Merilee Janssen and David Oldfield Vanessa Hill Johnson and Edward Johnson Anne Kendall and David Kendall George Khoury ’70 Soye Kim ’73 Michele Klopner and Tom Hutchins Amrita Lakhanpal and Ashish Lakhanpal Catherine Lee ’88 and Darius Nassiry Natalie Lichtenstein and Willard Tom Olivia Ma ’01 and Sean Kelly Grace Mai and Thuy Loi Ellen Miller and Richard Miller Ruthanne Miller and Robert Miller ’73 Susan Morse ’64 and Frank Ludovina Lisa Newcombe and Bryan Newcombe Denise Nichols and Alvin Nichols Toki Oakley and Owen Oakley Jr. ’62 Ingrid Ott and Douglas Jones Maryland Pao ’80 and Steven Holland Margarita Prieto and Mark Michael Diane Randall and Roger Catlin Julie Ray and Andrew Ray Joan Reinthaler Evangelia Rodousakis-Xanthos and Ioannis Xanthos Katherine Rothenberg and Andrew Rothenberg Eric Salzberg ’07 Cheryl Sanders ’71 and Alan Carswell Donna Scarboro and Ralph Steinhardt Josefa Tozer Scholz and Robert Scholz Cynthia Rumford Sealls Daniel Seder ’10 Shivam Shah and Raj Shah Nicole Janin Sheehan ’85 and Andrew Sheehan Niamh Sheridan and Barry Merriman Lauren Smith ’83 and James Boll Linda Speece and Fred Speece Wendy Strick and Jeremy Strick Margaret Taylor and Angus Worthing Frederic Thys ’76 Kyoko Tsunemi
Anonymous (10) Camilo Acosta ’02 Suzanne Adler and Eric Adler ’82 Rina Agarwala and Carsten Stendevad Karen Andrews ’76 Stephen Arent ’60 Agatha Aurbach and Laurence Aurbach Georgina Baker and Mark Jaskowiak Liz Baldick and Nick Baldick Diane Bankoff and James Bankoff Ana Barac and Federico Asch Elizabeth Barratt-Brown and Ralph Bosworth Dewey Bergljot Barkbu and Andres Moreno Margaret Bauer and Lane Heard Anita Belani and Bruce Altevogt ’94 Amy Berman and Joshua Berman Jayusia Bernstein and Alan Bernstein ’59 Jianfang Bian and Xiaohui Zou Marian Blazes and David Blazes Jane Eskew Blong ’68 and Glenn Blong Nicole Giska and Nathaniel Bookman ’95 Katherine Boone and Joshua Geltzer Stacey Brandenburg and Derek Ludwin Scott Bradley ’76 Katherine Brin and Lawrence Brin Melanie Brody and Stephen Brody Kathryn Paull Brown ’66 and Wade Sovonick Diana Bui and Chi Duong Bui Wendy Carpenter-Israel and Stephen Carpenter-Israel Mary Carrasco and Philip Carrasco Rita Carrier and Stephan Carrier ’62 Mary Challinor ’73 and Henry Richardson Priscilla Cheng and Andre Cheng Rachel Chung and Sambath Chung ’87 Wendy Cividanes and Emilio Cividanes Jessica Stockton Clancy and Tom Clancy Inez Cohen and George Cohen Jr. ’69 Nancy Dessoff Colodny ’56 and Edwin Colodny
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Movers and Quakers
$120 (Classes of 2009–2013) $400 (Classes of 2004–2008) $750 (Class of 2003)
Maroon and Gray Society
Friends Forever Society
Head of School Society
$50,000 and above
Gabriela Coman and Steven Woolwine Martina Copelman and Alejandro Werner George Cornell Jr. ’68 Jessica Cowan and Sanjaya Krishna ’83 Massa Cressall and Justin Cressall Susan Crowley Marika Moore Cutler ’64 Abigail Davenport and Todd Davenport Anna Deeny and Gregory Locraft Jr. Linda Dodge and John Dodge ’69 Ying Dong and Tao Sun Kristen Donoghue and Jonathan Hacker Margaret Dotzel and Eric Mogilnicki Diana Lady Dougan ’60 and J. Lynn Dougan Lora Drezner and Jeffrey Drezner Faye Walsh Drouillard ’94 and Vincent Drouillard Karen Dwight and Glen Fleischer Mary Dwight and Griz Dwight Jocelyn Dyer and Michael Flanagan Phyllis Epps and Howard Epps ’81 Suellen Estrin Abimbola Fatukasi and Omololu Fatukasi Jeanne Fellowes and Peter Fellowes Carrie Flaxman and Craig Margolis Charles and Lisa Claudy Fleischman Family Fund Joan Fleischman ’13 Kathleen Fong and Glenn Fong ’66 George Ford II Wickliffe Formant and Christopher Formant ’70 Bryce Fort ’96 Barbara Franklin and John Franklin Jr. Adena Friedman and Mike Friedman Jennifer Friedman and Nicholas Friedman ’00 Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen Kate Fulton and Robert Kyle Arlene Gibson and Charles Gibson ’61 Nathalie Gilfoyle Margaret Eagan Gilliam ’49 Amy Gleklen and Jonathan Gleklen Amy Goldberg and Harry Schwartz Andrew Goldsmith ’95 and Miriam Fishman Maria Gomez and Miachel Rexrode Elizabeth Gonnerman and Michael Gonnerman ’61 Susan Gordon and Jeremy Gordon ’71 Nancy Gould Mary Grady and Thomas Farquhar Peter Grant ’05 Katherine Greenberg and Neil Greenberg Madeleine Grunwald Sudeepa Gupta and Ajay Gupta Maria Elena Gutierrez and Alessandro Zanello Victoria Gyllerup and Yong Chen Vicki Hawkins-Jones and Michael Jones Deborah Smith Hechinger ’68 and John Hechinger Jr. ’68 Jennifer Heimert and Andrew Heimert Bonnie Himmelman and Harold Himmelman Pamela Miller Himmelrich ’73 and Samuel Himmelrich Jr. Mary Jan Clark Holderness Gayle Horn and Brian Reilly Fiona Horning and Joseph Horning III ’79 Zona Hostetler and James Hostetler Ivy Howells and Horace Howells ’86 Daniele Schechter Huerta ’85 and Frank Huerta Everett Hutt ’88 Peter Barton Hutt Antonia Ianniello and George Chuzi Elizabeth Ingram and Gregory Ingram Juliet Izon ’03 and Michael Lewin ’01
Courtney Clark Pastrick ’73 and R. Scott Pastrick Elizabeth Paull ’68 Anna Thompson Pearson ’04 and Bradley Pearson ’04 Anne Warren Peled ’98 Mariana Petrei and Pablo Lopez Murphy Michael Pickrum Marsha Stiefel Pinson Claudia Piras and Mauricio Orellana Sudi Press and Fred Press Martha Preston ’66 and Roy Flukinger Carol Price ’76 Jennifer Price and William Price ’58 Ann Procter Alan Quillian ’98 Suzanne Reider ’97 John Reynolds III Jeannie Rhee and Christopher Rhee Jocarol Robb Lynne Robinson and J. Lawrence Robinson ’60 Shelley Robinson and Steven Robinson Janet Ross and James Ross Bridget Rowan and Don Burley Sally Hechinger Rudoy ’74 and Peter Rudoy Anna Salzberg ’05 and Joshua Hoffman Rowena Santiago ’98 and Jeremy Kuris John Sapienza, Jr. ’60 Margaret Schervish and Dan McCarriar Marguerite Schinnerer and William Schinnerer ’61 Elisabeth Posner Schouten ’57 Jona Sekhon and Jatinder Sekhon Trustman Senger and James Senger John Shakow ’87 Stephanie Shaw ’88 Lisa Sherman ’91 and Marty Stone Claire Shipman and James Carney Pinky Singh and Sandeep Singh Katrinka Smith Sloan ’73 and Richard Sloan Julia Slutsman and Matt Hoffman Nina Snow and Stanley Snow Janie Song and David Song Lauren Spiliotes and Nicholas Spiliotes Stacey Davis Stewart and Jarvis Stewart Jonathan Stoel ’92 Anne Strasburg ’65 and Richard Lanham ’53 Cathy Sulzberger and Joseph Perpich Barbara Szoradi Melissa del Aguila Talvadkar ’01 and Dev Talvadkar ’01 Zhe Tang and Haifeng Bao Karen Tarazi and Iyad Tarazi Gale Thompson and Seth Frazier Beth Tomasello and David Keto Dana Toukan and Joseph Price Aleen Keshishian and Thomas Troyer ’86 Cynthia Meyer Truitt ’73 and Robin Truitt Maria Turner and Raymond Turner Erik Uttermann ’99 Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan and Arturo Sarukhan J. Christopher Wagner ’74 Sonja Wagner and Mark Wagner ’75 Rose Wallace and William Wallace III Lisa Ward and Pope Ward ’85 Monica Watkins and Alphonse Valbrune Natalia Weaver and Scott Weaver Daniela Wegmann and Mario Catalan Shauna Miller Wertheim ’77 and Raymond Wertheim Christopher Williams ’09 Carol Wilner and John Wilner ’58 David Wirths ’79
Anne Witkowsky and John Barker Ann Wrampelmeier and Brooks Wrampelmeier Lisa Wu and Carl Wu Cindy Zhai and Charles Cai Kaihua Zheng ’10
MOVERS AND QUAKERS Alejandro Alderman ’11 Martin Bate ’09 Kirk Benson ’09 Matthew Bernstein ’05 Kira Bromwich ’11 Mary Bryan ’10 Jamar Chichester ’09 Eli Cohen ’08 Catherine Dawson ’04 Lindsay Elliott-Foose ’10 Dylan Everett ’11 Joan Fleischman ’13 Philip Fleischman ’10 John Michael Geise ’05 David Geschwind ’12 Amelia Gomez-Rexrod ’13 Peter Grant ’05 Brennan Hawkins ’08 Elizabeth Hecht ’08 Catherine Heyward ’09 Juliet Izon ’03 Lindsay Johnson ’07 Meredith Karam ’03 Delaney Kempner ’08 Zachary Kirstein ’12 Chloe Lansdale ’10 Linda Li ’10 Christopher Lu ’11 Andrew Lyons-Berg ’07 Amrit Malothra ’09 Michael Marks ’10 Patrick McKee ’03 Akinyi Ochieng ’11 Naabia Ofosu-Amaah ’03 James Parks IV ’09 Anna Thompson Pearson ’04 Bradley Pearson ’04 Nicolas von Pentz ’13 Jeffrey Peyser ’08 Max Pinson ’08 Alec Regulinski ’09 Philip Rihm ’09 William Roberts Jr. ’08 Hilary Rocks ’07 Suzanne Salgado ’04 Anna Salzberg ’05 Eric Salzberg ’07 Luisa Sawyer ’08 Daniel Seder ’10 Samuel Semerjian ’08 William Shanks ’09 Bryan Stabbe ’09 Alice Sturm ’05 Brittany Toscano-Gore ’03 Jasmine Wahi ’04 Sonia Wahi ’09 Anna Mayergoyz Weinberg ’03 Benjamin Weinberg ’03 Daniel White ’06 Christopher Williams ’09 Catherine Yochum ’11 Marielle Young ’09 Kaihua Zheng ’10
DONORS › LEADERSHIP GIFTS
Michele Janin ’82 and Tom Linebarger Elizabeth Seale Jeppson Jean Johnson and Adolph Johnson Lauren Jones and Michael Jones Victoria Judson and Michael Esch Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan ’56 and Louis Kaplan Celia Karam and Alexander Karam ’95 Barbara Kaufmann and Richard Kaufmann ’57 Julie Kerry and William Kerry Katherine Kislovskiy and Eugene Kislovskiy Ethan Kohn ’16 Patricia and John Koskinen Mary Kostel and Gregory DiMeglio Daniel Kramer ’80 Caroline Krass and William Passmore Minal Damani Kundra and Monish Kundra Susan Hilton Labovich ’76 and Gary Labovich Barbara Lardy and Nicholas Lardy Lisa Larragoite and Thomas Kohn Valentine Larragoite and Claudio Larragoite Gaielle Latortue and George Kabwe Arthur Lazarus Jr. Diana Lazarus ’85 and William Barker Soohyun Lee and Elisha Merriam Marian Lemle and Stuart Lemle Karen Levy ’85 and Mitchell Rabinowitz Karen Lockyer* and Charles Lockyer Jr. Ann Lu and Larry Lu Yinqiu Lu and Zhongren Cao Virginia Lum and Robert Young Amy MacIsaac and Thomas MacIsaac ’80 Joanna Maclean and Simon Salgado ’02 Lindsay Major and F. Major III Susan Maniatis and M. Alexis Maniatis Carmen Marchetti and Vivek Arora Karen Barker Marcou and George Marcou ’75 Joseph Mares ’93 Doris Matsui Sonia Flanders McArdle ’81 and Rich McArdle Kenneth McCauley ’71 and David Combs Margaret McCloud-Manley and Kwame Manley Barbara McConagha and Alan McConagha Dorothy Mares McCuaig ’91 and Dan McCuaig Kathe McDaniels and William McDaniels Patricia McGinnis and J. Michael McGinnis Sharon Meers ’83 Martha Membrino and Joseph Membrino Pamela Meyer ’76 and Frederick Kempe Andrea Miano and Kevin Hodges Laurel Miller and Mark Johnston Sabieann Minzner and Richard Minzner Lopa Mishra and Bibhuti Mishra Lia-Beth Moore and Eric Moore Karen Osler Moran Tracy Mullin Moroney ’62 and William Moroney Amy Nathan and Howard Fineman Carolyn Chamberlain Nazdin ’76 Francesca Mengarelli Neaher and Edward Neaher Gabriella Newes-Adeyi and Olusoji Adeyi Louisa Foulke Newlin and William Newlin Sr. Anh-Nghi Nguyen and Cuong Vu Carmen Nonay and Beat Heggli Marina Ottaway and David Ottaway Sofya Ovcharenko and Ivan Ovcharenko Elizabeth Ozer Emily Ozer Nicole Ozer Karen Richter Panth and Sanjaya Panth Sheoli Pargal and Ajay Ghei Jee Hyun Park and Seung Won Woo
The Second Century Society Thank you to our Second Century Society members for your 10 or more consecutive years of giving to
Anonymous (5) Frances Abramson* Kara Abramson and Marc Abramson ’87 Sondra Abramson and Lee Abramson Camilo Acosta ’02 Ellen Adams and Glenn Adams ’59 Lydia White Adelfio ’73 and Marco Adelfio ’74 Esthy Adler and James Adler Suzanne Adler and Eric Adler ’82 Edie Albert and Michael Albert Anne Albright and Geoffrey Watson Madeleine Albright Anne Alexander ’70 Erika Alexander ’90 Robyn Alexander and Jeffrey Alexander Tomoko Alexander and Carl Alexander Priscilla Alfandre* Jon Allen ’61 Merry Anderson and Brian Anderson Karen Andrews ’76 John Ansell ’53 Vance Anthony ’70 Elizabeth Applebaum and Harvey Applebaum Stephen Arent ’60 Francis Ashton ’49 Robert Ashton ’47 Katherine Auerswald and Philip Auerswald ’83 Carol Malone Aufmann ’77 and Ronald Graham Aufmann Allison Leader and Andrew Aurbach ’86
Hadley Boyd ’82 and John Parachini Alexander Boyle ’91 Eva Bradford and David Bradford ’56 Katherine Bradley and David Bradley ’71 Scott Bradley ’76 Mara Bralove ’89 and Ari Fisher Susan Bralove and Steven Bralove ’60 John Brandenburg ’65 Holly Brackett and Charles Breer ’80 Linda Carvell and Robert Bresler ’55 Anne Forsythe Briggs ’57 and Albert Briggs Jr. Elizabeth Brown and Kevin Cullen Elizabeth Holleman Brown ’91 and Benjamin Brown Evelyn G. Brown ’68 Margaret Brown and Stanley Brown ’56 Bonnie Brownell and Jeffrey Bowman Lauren Brownlee ’01 Lillian Brownstein ’99 Coralie Bryant and Ralph Bryant Katherine Fleming Buckley ’87 and Sean Buckley Sarah Buffone and Samuel Buffone ’02 Amelie Burgunder and B. Burgunder Jr Samantha Staffier Burman ’98 and Steve Burman Joanne Radue Burns ’57 and Stephen Burns Sherri Cafritz and Laurence Cafritz ’81 Phyllis Caldwell and Barry Caldwell Pamela Rollins and Alejandro Camacho ’77 Michele Campoamor and Fernando Campoamor Kristina Caplin and Michael Caplin ’69 Patricia Loos Caputo ’73 and Steven Caputo Alexandra Caramazza and Francesco Caramazza Claire Cardella and Thomas Cardella Frederick Carlson ’52 Elizabeth Newlin Carney ’79 and Daniel Carney Judith Carpenter and Craig Carpenter ’63 Wendy Carpenter-Israel and Stephen Carpenter-Israel Jason Carroll ’96 Nathaniel Carroll ’92 Josefina Carter and Hans Carter ’67 Julia Challinor ’71 Mary Challinor ’73 and Henry Richardson
Why are you inspired to give to Sidwell Friends? Sidwell was the first, life-changing domino in a long chain of events that led me to incredible places and opportunities in life. The education I received at Sidwell allowed me to attend Princeton, where more opportunities and people intersected with my life and led me on the path I am on today, 30 years after my first day at Sidwell. What do you hope your gift accomplishes? I hope more people are able to receive the world-class education I received at Sidwell. What would you say to a fellow alum considering a gift to Sidwell Friends? Sidwell cannot continue to be Sidwell without its alumni giving back. So much was given to us by the School—an academic but also life education—and it is our responsibility to give back in gratitude for what we received so future generations can benefit from the Sidwell experience, too.
Camilo Acosta ’02
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Virginia Avanesyan and Suren Avanesyan Ursula Aylor and Stephen Aylor ’64 Elizabeth Bacon and Michael Bacon ’84 Monica Bailley and John Danilson Arlene Roman and John Baker III ’75 Haleh Bakhash and John Warden Marion Scattergood Ballard Karen Banks and Terry Banks Tracy Jo Miller Barker ’76 and Dave Barker Patricia Avery Bartlett ’61 and W. Randolph Bartlett Jr. Anne Batzell ’70 and W. Henry Boom Soon Young Kim and Stephen Batzell ’67 Elizabeth Bauer ’85 Margaret Bauer and Lane Heard Mary Beale ’62 Eric Beatty ’77 Marla Beck and Barry Beck Lise-Lotte Hindenburg Becker ’54 Clare Beeny ’96 Miren Beitia ’72 and Carlos Zarabozo Carole Lund Benning ’56 and John Benning Cordula Holzer and Carl Berger ’52 Barbara Bergman and Eric Bergman Susan Bauer and Stephen Bernheim ’73 Tracy Bernstein and Adam Bernstein ’81 Jayusia Bernstein and Alan Bernstein ’59 Ann Bernstein and Daniel Bernstein ’55 Diane Bernstein and Norman Bernstein Rose Bernstein and George Bernstein ’64 Lisa Bernstein and Joshua Bernstein ’81 Peyton Berry and Andrew Berry Linda Bianchi Cathy Bierman and Jim Bierman Carol Press and Edward Biester III ’76 Marlene Parron and John Bingaman ’98 Matthew Blong ’98 Kim Bohen ’82 and Douglas James Natasha Bonhomme ’01 Zachary Bookman ’98 Brooksley Born and Alexander Bennett Carol Borut and Donald Borut Joanna Fleming Bowen ’79 and E. Taylor Bowen Judith Bowles and L. Thompson Bowles
Kristen Donoghue and Jonathan Hacker Amy Donovan ’66 and Tom O’Toole Jamison Donovan ’03 Margaret Dotzel and Eric Mogilnicki Patricia Doyle and James Doyle Faye Walsh Drouillard ’94 and Vincent Drouillard Charlene Drummer and Alan Drummer ’75 Carolyn Mulliken Dubuque ’59 and Richard Dubuque Mary Dufour Claire Dwoskin and Albert Dwoskin Rose Bullard Dyrud ’49 Lindsay and Terry Eakin ’62 Eveleen Eaton and Michael Eaton Linda St. Germain and Alan Eckert ’61 Elizabeth Edminster and David Edminster Judith Edstrom Judith Eichner ’05 Victoria Longo and Carl Eifler ’66 Eva Eifler and Craig Eifler ’68 Merill Comeau and Richard Eifler ’73 Ellen Eisner and Sherman Eisner John Eklund ’54 Mary Alana Baker Ellis ’51 Brenda Ellison and Philip Benson Jr. Judy Elrod and Norman Elrod ’64 Amy Elsbree and Michel Ellert-Beck Lois Hechinger England ’43* Diana England and Richard England Jr. ’72 Dan Entwisle Phyllis Epps and Howard Epps ’81 Margaret Robison Espinola ’54 Sarah Evans and Duncan Evans ’87 Carmen Pereira Everett and Richard Everett IV Lynn Extein and Mark Extein Rebecca Farnum David Fell Jr. ’56 George Ferguson III ’67 Karen Ferguson and John Ferguson Catherine Livingston Fernandez ’76 and Lewis Fernandez Marta Ferro ’89 Tova Ferro ’82 and Mark Granfield Nancy Fetterman and Marc Fetterman Vaughan Finn ’69 David Fischer ’90 Maude Fish and Arthur Charo Raina Fishbane and Charles Walker Suzanna Strasburg Fitzpatrick ’98 Margaret Flax and Samuel Flax Lisa Claudy Fleischman and Charles Fleischman Tara Hamilton and John Fletcher Jr. ’62 Mary King Flury ’50 and William Flury Alexander Footman ’05 George Ford II Nicole Davison Fox ’97 and Michael Fox Barbara Franklin and John Franklin Jr. Sherry Franks and Martin Franks Carla Freeman ’67 Henrietta Barlow Fridholm ’65 and Roger Fridholm Felice Friedman and Michael Bromwich James Friedman ’68 Leslie Gignoux Fritz and Scott Fritz Susan Pettey and Roland Frye Jr. ’68 Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen Christopher Fuhrman ’86 Lincoln Furber Julia Aledort Gaebler ’87 and Christopher Gaebler
Adrienne Gang and Robert Gang ’65 Karen Garlick Susan Gaskins and Samuel Gaskins Joanna Gelband ’81 and David Cort Fraser Brewer Gilbane ’74 and James Gilbane Nathalie Gilfoyle Margaret Eagan Gilliam ’49 Brian Glassman ’73 Denise Scott Glassman and Peter Glassman ’67 Beata Glover and Stephen Glover Meredith Godley ’89 and John Hanamirian Susan Sachs Goldman Miriam Fishman and Andrew Goldsmith ’95 Maria Gomez and Miachel Rexrode Elizabeth Gonnerman and Michael Gonnerman ’61 Sandra Toll Goodbody and Thomas Goodbody Judith Goodwin and Robert Goodwin Jr Elizabeth Gordon ’83 and Thomas Christenfeld Laura Martin Gordon ’83 Susan Gordon and Jeremy J. Gordon ’71 Kim Kramer and Robert Gottfried ’03 Nancy Gould Elizabeth Graves and Sami Geadah Robert Gravitz ’00 Lindley Gray ’06 P. Burton Gray Marian Greely ’69 and Darrell Olson Katherine and Neil Greenberg Elizabeth Griffith and Kim Griffith Amanda Vaughn Gross and Geoffrey Gross ’91 Sheila Gross and Patrick Gross Madeleine Grunwald Diane Gunion and W. Gunion ’67 Fatim Haidara and Tijan Sallah Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner ’78 Marie Berrodin and Justin Hall ’02 Pauline Halsey and Woodruff Halsey II ’65 Dolores Hamilton ’90 Juliann Hanback and Christopher Hanback ’68 Felicity Hannay ’65 and James Wood Sophie Hayward Hanrahan and Timothy Hanrahan ’91 Loren Hardenbergh and John Hardenbergh Lana Harding ’62 Caroline Wolf Harlow and Robert Harlow Louis Harrington Calynn Harris and Colin Harris ’09 Jeanne Harris ’82 and Rama Kocherlakota Jo Ann Harris and George Harris William Harrison ’55 Florence Hart and Peter Hart Lee Ann Hart and Christopher Hart Odile Harter and Britten Harter ’99 Vicki Hawkins-Jones and Michael Jones Ellinor Duffey Hayward ’62 and Edward Hayward Christine Healey and Ryan Brown Ethan Heard ’02 Lisa Hearing Sarah Hechler ’08 and Jeffrey Hechler Anne Hefter and Scott Hefter Janne Freeman Heifetz ’68 and Danie Heifetz Jennifer Heiges and Justin Heiges Marilyn Heiman Frederica Ghesquiere Helmiere ’00 Mary Quillian Helms ’89 Jesse Travis and Gregory Heltzer ’95 James Heltzer ’87 Paula Heltzer and Harold Heltzer
DONORS › SECOND CENTURY SOCIETY
Sarah Challinor ’74 Niecy Armstrong Chambers ’73 and James Chambers Heather Chambers and Randy Chambers ’88 Irene Chambers and Reid Chambers ’58 Bonnie Chao and Philip Chao Erin Lanagan Chervin ’73 and Stan Chervin Tessa Cholmondeley and Douglas Tyson Sophia Choukas-Bradley ’04 Patricia Chu and Lee Ewing Rachel Chung and Sambath Chung ’87 Chelsea Clinton ’97 and Marc Mezvinsky Rachel Beers Cochran ’67 and Thomas Cochran ’67 Carol Coffin Denise Coffin and John Coffin ’87 Inez Cohen and George Cohen Jr. ’69 Alexander Cohn ’07 Dahomey Coleman ’91 Suzanne Moller Colodny and Mark Colodny ’85 Nancy Dessoff Colodny ’56 and Edwin Colodny Deborah Colson ’87 and Mark Diker Helen Austern Colson ’53 and Earl Colson John Cooper Jr. George Cornell Jr. ’68* Janet Cornfeld and Michael Cornfeld Sarah Corson and Dick Atlee Kimberly Schinnerer Cover ’00 and Josh Cover Winfield Crigler and Timothy Harr Martina Crocker ’77 Sarah Burr Crockett ’88 and Alexander Crockett ’88 Anne Crow and Edward Crow Jr. Susan Crowley Joan Curhan and Ronald Curhan Caroline Curtis and Randall Curtis ’68 Marika Moore Cutler ’64 Gordon Daiger ’49 Brett Dakin ’94 Annette Daley Kirstine Damkjaer and Jorgen Kjaer May Defandorf Dasch ’52 Stephanie Martz and Chris Davies ’88 Mildrilyn Stephens Davis ’72 and Emerson Stanley Davis Rachel Stern Davis ’88 and Derek Davis Teri Davis and Hayes Davis Benjamin Davison ’01 Millie Dawson and Horace Dawson III ’72 Holly Deckelbaum and Todd Deckelbaum ’75 Robin DeGraf and William DeGraf Ursula Dehejia and Makarand Dehejia Katherine MacRae Dell ’83 and Michael Dell Michelle DeLong and Christopher DeLong ’85 Lisa DeMarco and Leonard Goldman Christopher Dematatis ’66 Aubyn Boyer Demian ’88 and Andre Demian Jill Denney ’69 and Roger Rosenbaum Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jason DeParle Anjali Desai-Margolin and Murray Margolin Cynthia Johnston Deutermann ’59 and William Deutermann Jr. Stephen Dickey ’73 Deborah Doddy and Hurley Doddy ’81 Ann Dodge ’73 Cynthia Dodge ’71 Linda Dodge and John Dodge ’69 Lucy Ann Dodge Elizabeth Donaldson ’56 Christy Donley and Thomas Donley
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Deborah Neipris Hendler and Clifford Hendler Jenna Hendricks and Jared Hendricks ’98 Miriam Herman and Sanford Stark Shannon Hawkins and Matthew Herrington Patrick Hewes ’83 Dana Hiatt and James Hiatt ’65 Lauren Hill ’83 and David Merlin-Jones Carol Hillier and Micheal Hillier Pamela Miller Himmelrich ’73 and Samuel Himmelrich Jr. Jennifer Hodges ’79 and Valerie Foster Sarah Pabst Hogenauer ’61 George Holderness III ’60 Louisa Schneiberg Hollman ’80 and Steven Hollman Anne Titus Honn and Richard Honn Zona Hostetler and James Hostetler Sherrill Mulliken Houghton ’60 Ginny Hoynes and Louis Hoynes Daniele Schechter Huerta ’85 and Frank Huerta Betsy Hughes and James Hughes ’57 Christopher Hut ’95 Katherine Hut ’98 and Ben Levy Margaret Wilner Hut ’64 and Alan Hut Jr. Everett Hutt ’88 Peter Barton Hutt Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and Peter Hutt II ’80 Maria Pallante-Hyun and Christopher Hyun ’80 Antonia Ianniello and George Chuzi Elizabeth Ingram and Gregory Ingram Stephen Irish ’86 Georgia Kennedy Irvin* Kate Irvin ’81 Carrie Irvin and Stuart Irvin ’80 Hilary Nelson Jacobs ’78 and Robert Jacobs Michele Janin ’82 and Tom Linebarger Jason Jeffery ’98 Amir Jenkins ’01 Emily Rubin Jennewein ’77 and James Jennewein Sabreena Jeru-Ahmed and Robert Jackson Carolyn Mason and Adolph Johnson Jr ’72 Heidi Johnson and Christopher Johnson ’90 Jennifer Johnson ’87 and Marcio Schwinden Kevin Johnson ’91 Sandra Ahlum and Lent Johnson III ’70 Todd Johnson ’91 Vanessa Hill Johnson and Edward Johnson Geoffrey Jones ’88 Marissa Jones ’93 Mary Joslyn and Alan Joslyn Jr. ’46 Victoria Judson and Michael Esch Stephanie Gross Julian ’94 and David Julian Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan ’56 and Louis Kaplan Veena Kapur and Mohsin Siddique Meredith Karam ’03 and Craig Nilson Michael Karam Patricia Karasik and Peter Karasik ’75 Julie Katzman and Simon Steel Jennifer and Gregory Kaufmann ’86 Barbara Kaufmann and Richard Kaufmann ’57 Alice Reed Keating and Peter Keating Mary Lou Kelley ’73 Cynthia Kelly and William Kelly Jr. Ann Kelly and Leslie Kelly ’68 Anne Kendall and David Kendall Joffa Kerr and William Kerr ’55 Ayesha Johnson Kessler ’95 Regina Dessoff Kessler ’73 and Jeffrey Kessler
Susan Ketcham ’73 and Anne Casscells Philip Khoury ’67 Min Kim and Mark Pederson Megan Kingdon and Jim Kingdon ’87 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Robert Kirkpatrick Andrea Kirsch and David Kirsch Helen Kirsch Sarah Kirtland ’61 David Kleeman ’75 Katherine Kleeman ’70 and Joseph Melton Deborah Kobes ’97 Arlene Kogod and Robert Kogod Lauren Kogod ’79 Leslie Kogod ’76 Denise Garone and Stuart Kogod ’80 Joanne Kohn and Alan Kohn Rebecca Kolsky ’97 Patricia Koskinen and John Koskinen Christopher Kramer ’78 and Catherine Kramer Diane Kramer and Robert Kramer ’67 Michael Kraskin ’96 Sara Kraskin and Stephen Kraskin Caroline Krass and William Passmore Peter Krause ’85 and Sara Echaniz Amy Krause and Steven Krause ’89 Susan Rein Krautut Jessica Cowan and Sanjaya Krishna ’83 Alison Feiss Kriviskey ’63 Susan Fickel Kroeger ’59 and Keith Kroeger Margaret Weaver Krull ’70 Pamela Kurland and David Marchick Alla Lake and Gary Lake Cynthia Lake ’91 and Jason Goldstein ’91 Prudence Lake and F. David Lake Jr. Linda Cerro and Robert Landau ’70 James Langley Elizabeth Lansdale ’83 Lyn Lansdale and James Lansdale Maureen LaPiana and Vincent LaPiana ’79 Lisa Larragoite and Thomas Kohn Valentine Larragoite and Claudio Larragoite Kathleen Lawton-Trask ’92 and Andrew Trask Andrew Lazarus ’74 Diana Lazarus ’85 and William Barker Chinh Le ’92 Catherine Lee ’88 and Darius Nassiry Eliza Leighton ’91 Susan Leighton Karla Letsche and James Kearney Alisa Ivers Leventis ’90 and James Leventis Jr. Jane Freundel Levey and Robert Levey Charles Levine ’77 Julius Levine Karen Levy ’85 and Mitchell Rabinowitz Dana Mullin Lewison ’67 and Edward Lewison May Liang and James Lintott Natalie Lichtenstein and Willard Tom Nina Lihn and Roger Wiederhorn Marcia Lipson and Lewis Lipson Ksenya Litvak and Michael Kachman Kirsten Lockyer and Charles Lockyer III ’89 Karen Lockyer* and Charles Lockyer Jr. Johanna Blaxall Longnecker ’94 and Jeff Longnecker Robert Loring ’69 Nancy Lowe ’76 and Rebecca Foreman Ann Lu and Larry Lu Pamela Lucas and L. Franklyn Lucas Jr. ’64 Virginia Lum and Robert Young Margaret Smith Luthringer ’55
Liza Lutzker and Robert Lutzker ’97 Susan Lutzker and Arnold Lutzker Olivia Ma ’01 and Sean Kelly Roberta MacLean and Paul MacLean Jr. ’61 Liddell Madden ’65 Susan Maniatis and M. Alexis Maniatis Karen Barker Marcou and George Marcou ’75 Lois Mares and Jan Mares David Markun ’71 Capricia Marshall and Robert Marshall Karen Martin and Brooks Martin ’70 Lucretia Lincoln Martin ’48 and Peter Martin Grace Masur and Henry Masur ’64 Amy Matsui and Brian Matsui ’90 Doris Matsui Katharine Matthews and C. Dave Massey David Maudlin ’74 Anzia Mayer ’09 Lincoln Mayer ’00 Rochelle Mayer and Eric Mayer Ingrid Mazique and Jeffrey Mazique ’70 Mimi McBride and Jon McBride ’60 Morley McBride ’98 Nancy Richards McCabe ’46 Dorothy Caeser and Robert McCabe ’70 Kenneth McCauley ’71 and David Combs Jacquelyn McClelland and George McClelland ’64 Jean McClelland and John McClelland Karen McCann McClelland and John McClelland Barbara McConagha and Alan McConagha Lynn Johnson McCown ’68 and Thomas McCown Dorothy Mares McCuaig ’91 and Dan McCuaig Cathryn Ritzenberg McCulloch ’68 and Frank McCulloch ’64 Jonathan McCulloch ’00 and Katie McCulloch Monica McGowan and Ramsey Johnson Amy McKee ’90 Cynthia McKee and Michael McKee Mary Jane McKee and James McKee Patrick McKee ’03 Amanda McTyre ’06 Ann Medinger and Sean Beeny Frances Barbour Melbostad ’84 Martha Membrino and Joseph Membrino Marika Cutler Meyer ’94 and Mike Meyer Barbara Meyer and Nicholas Meyer ’49 Pamela Meyer ’76 and Frederick Kempe Andrea Miano and Kevin Hodges Janet Michael and Roger Michael Portia Migas and Joseph Migas Deborah Miller and Donald Miller Joni Miller ’06 Megan Zeleny Miller Shirley Trew Miller ’59 David Mills ’01 Mary Milroy Ida Nakano-Minami and Wesley Minami ’74 Vanessa Miranda and Fredy Miranda Jennifer Mitchell and Kendall Mitchell Sonja Mitchell and Lewis Mills Sara Depew and Ali Mohamadi ’94 Karen Osler Moran Livezey More and John More Tracy Mullin Moroney ’62 and William Moroney Jonathan Morris ’71 Auysha Muhayya and William Degener Susanna Blake Murphy ’86 and Sean Murphy Joanne Murray ’68 and Kieran Geoghegan E. Wilson Myers ’01 Gail Myers and Don Myers
Paran Quigley ’02 Eleanor Judd Quinn ’55 Nanette Radue and Peter Radue ’71 Jennifer Rae ’61 Asma Rahman Bill and Linda Deming Ratcliff ’61 Laura Ratner and Mark Ratner Carolyn Hildenbrand Regan ’54 and Robert Regan Linda Reider and Alan Reider Anne Renninger Mary Reyner ’71 and Brian Steinbach ’71 Jeannie Rhee and Christopher Rhee Winston Riley III ’50 Patricia Ritzenberg and James Ritzenberg ’75 Lynne Robinson and J. Lawrence Robinson ’60 Shelley Robinson and Steven Robinson Michael Romansky ’70 Leslie Rose and Stephen Kohn Elizabeth Cayne Rosen ’07 and Max Rosen Therese Rosenblatt ’75 Berenice Rosenfeld ’61 Eleni Rossides ’85 and Nikolas Bezianis Diana Willis Rothman ’63 Bridget Rowan and Don Burley Abigail Woolsey Rowley ’60 and David Rowley Sally Rubin ’79 and Arthur Applbaum Sally Hechinger Rudoy ’74 and Peter Rudoy Frances Rumford and Lewis Rumford III Hattie Ruttenberg and Jonathan Molot Shawna Saaty and John Saaty Margaret V. Sachs ’69 Joanna Maclean and Simon Salgado ’02 Victoria Sams ’86 George Satterthwaite II ’53 Jennifer Saville ’73 Helen Saxenian and Michael Saxenian Stephanie Schaefer and Jonathan Schaefer ’69 Alison Schafer ’81 Sarah Kline and Andrew Schechter ’88 Elizabeth Scheuer ’71 and Peter Joseph Elizabeth Schneiberg and Adam Schneiberg ’86 Cosima Schreiber ’04 Doris Powell Schultz ’37 Norma Scogin and Sherry Quirk Katherine Hutt Scott ’79 and Kevin Scott Ellen Seeherman and Stuart Sloame Theresa Beyer and Jeffrey Segall ’75 Betty Cobey Senescu ’43 John Shakow ’87 Thomas Shakow ’90 Neil Shaw ’80 Amy Terry Sheehan ’94 and Colin Sheehan Nicole Janin Sheehan ’85 and Andrew Sheehan Aprille Kniep Sherman ’73 Claire Shipman and James Carney Leslie Mayers Shroyer ’79 and Michael Shroyer Donna Solhjou Siahpoosh and Ron Siahpoosh Robert Sidbury ’81 Asheesh Siddique ’03 Mohona Siddique ’06 Joan Siegel and Mark Siegel Benjamin Silverman ’02 Pamela Bisbee Simonds ’55 and Bruce Simonds Karen Simonson ’72 and Barton Phelps Peter Sisitsky ’93 Susan Sivard ’73 and E. Harrison Sohmer ’72 Susan Slack Skinner ’68 and C. Robert Skinner Suzanne Slade and Jonathan Slade Katrinka Smith Sloan ’73 and Richard Sloan
Laura McGiffert Slover ’86 and William Slover Angela Smith and G. Clark Smith Marthanne Smith and H. Duff Smith ’49 Robert Smith Cynthia Smith and Timothy Smith ’66 Ezara Spangl ’97 Lauren Spiliotes and Nicholas Spiliotes Carol Murphy Springer and James Springer Caroline Springer and Stephen Springer Phoebe Stein ’85 Virginia Stern and Robert Stern Kay Burgunder Stevens ’68 Margaret Stevens and Jon Hart Lynn Stevenson and Albert Stevenson ’62 Madeline Podnar Stewart and Ian Stewart Robert Stewart ’08 Stacey Davis Stewart and Jarvis Stewart Annette Eisenberg Stiefbold ’58 and Edwin Bell Carol Stoel and Thomas Stoel Jr. Jonathan Stoel ’92 Sharon Stoliaroff and John Stewart Jr. Louise Berry Strait ’64 and Glenn Strait Anne Strasburg ’65 and Richard Lanham ’53 Shannon Strathmann and Joseph Strathmann ’87 Randi Strathmann Danae Wright Strong ’87 and Mark Strong Anne Stygles and Richard Lesczynski Petra Dub Subin ’61 and William Subin Eric Sundberg Virginia Somerville Sutton ’64 and Alan Sutton Jessica Suzuki ’00 Valerie Szathmari ’66 and James Leksich Celeste Szewczyk and John Mueller Barbara Szoradi Melissa del Aguila Talvadkar ’01 and Dev Talvadkar ’01 Emma Taylor ’01 Jean Ryland Taylor ’51 Maria Taylor Priscilla Taylor and Scott Taylor Suzanne Taylor ’82 and John Taylor Shelley Temchin and Thomas Parker Suwanna Tengsuwan and Kasem Wattanodom Cynthia Terrell and Robert Richie Nandini Thillairajah and Rajakanthan Thillairajah Mary Meigs Thorne ’76 and Jim Thorne Carolyn Atkinson Thornell and Richard Thornell Camille Thornton and Malcolm Lassman Rhonda Thorson and Erik Thorson ’62 Arleen Shapiro Tievsky ’54 Philip Todd ’65 Thu Tran and David Katz Cynthia Meyer Truitt ’73 and Robin Truitt Dolly Bowman Tucker ’58 and Gene Tucker Christopher Tufty ’70 Barbara Seitz Turnbull ’64 and Donald Turnbull Michelle Germack and Charles Turner ’74 Melissa Turner ’83 and Eric De Jonge Susan Ugelow and Richard Ugelow Gita Satterlee van Heerden Jennifer Swanson Voorhees and James Voorhees J. Christopher Wagner ’74 Martha Walfoort and Clifton Elgarten Amie Wallace Andrew Wallace ’05 Barbara Wampler Walling ’73 Elsa Walsh and Robert Woodward Lumay Wang ’07 Betsy Wanger and Steven Steinbach Jessica Ward and Peter Ward
DONORS › SECOND CENTURY SOCIETY
Barbara Hall Nahra ’57 and Joseph Nahra Carol Smith Nance ’54 Medha Narvekar ’77 and Mark Hughes MaryAnn Nash and Richard Nash Amy Nathan and Howard Fineman Francesca Mengarelli Neaher and Edward Neaher Lory Newmyer ’76 and Stephen Cooper Virginia W. Newmyer Belinda Nixon and Gregory Nixon Louise Novitch and Mark Novitch Lydia Nussbaum ’99 Bill Nye ’73 Joan Ochi and Douglas Bell Naabia Ofosu-Amaah ’03 Cynthia Ogden and Christopher Lord Jeremy Oldfield ’01 Sonja Olson ’88 Susan O’Mara and Timothy O’Mara Karen O’Neill and Stephen O’Neill ’77 Matthew Onek ’91 Linda Osborne and Robert Osborne Lucy Leffingwell Owen ’87 and James Burns Karen Page Jenifer Panner and Aaron Panner Molly Panner and Bernard Panner Maryland Pao ’80 and Steven Holland Sheoli Pargal and Ajay Ghei Laura Parsky ’87 Emily Paster ’92 Erica Paster and Timothy Paster ’96 Ann Lo Presti Payne ’93 and Matthew Payne Anna Thompson Pearson ’04 and Bradley Pearson ’04 David Pearson ’52 Hilary Frank Peck ’93 and Andrew Peck Evangeline Pedas and Theodore Pedas Zhuan Pei ’01 Anne Warren Peled ’98 Elisabeth Morgan Pendleton ’59 Margaret Pennock and David Wood Patricia Peyser Perlmutter ’81 and Tom Perlmutter Jeannine Perrot ’77 Kathleen Peters and Whit Peters Mary Peters ’87 and Patrick McManaman Monnie Peters Lynne Pettigrew ’82 Cynthia Peyser and Bruce Peyser ’75 Ann Peyser and William Peyser ’78 Lona Piatigorsky and Joram Piatigorsky Allin Pierce Jr. ’60 Harriet Pierce and Keith Pierce Lucia Buchanan Pierce Ellen Rue Pierson and Craig Palmer Shirley Pierson and W. DeVier Pierson Nancy Sweatland Pigman Marsha Stiefel Pinson Margaret Plank and David Souders Whitney Pinger and Roger Pollak ’77 Estee Portnoy and Elliott Portnoy Gail McPherson Post ’62 Lynn Povich ’61 and Stephen Shepard Elissa Powell and Jerome Powell Anjali Parekh Prakash and Gautam Prakash ’87 Sudi Press and Fred Press Jennifer Price and William Price ’58 Margarita Prieto and Mark Michael Ann Procter Marcia Rosenberg Pruzan ’62 and Jerry Pruzan Carol Pyles and Thomas Pyles ’63
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Why are you inspired to give to Sidwell Friends? Sidwell is an institution that fosters students’ critical thinking, intellectual growth, creativity, and empathy for others which, in turn, enables them to act and draw upon their best selves to make a positive difference in the world. What would you say to fellow parents considering a gift to Sidwell Friends? Gifts to SFS are a personal statement of your commitment to the ideals and principles that underpin the educational philosophy and, as important, the execution of that philosophy on behalf of the young people who grow up in the School’s hallways.
Kimberly and Reed Stephens (P ´19)
Lisa Ward and Pope Ward ’85 Neville Waters III ’75 Helen Haynes and Charles Watts III ’81 Anna Mayergoyz Weinberg ’03 and Benjamin Weinberg ’03 Lisa Florman and David Weinberg ’81 Sophia Coudenhove-Kalergi and Jeremy Weinberg ’88 Virginia Westphal Weinberger ’57 and Marc Weinberger Christie Weiner and Richard Paisner Joann Weiner and Richard Weiner Abigail Wolf and Jonathan Weiss ’84 Julie Welter and Timothy Welter Dorothy Bradford Wexler Katharine Weymouth Shirley Holbrook Wick ’67 Adrian Wilairat ’97 Elizabeth Wilkins ’01 and James Lake ’01 Amy Wilkinson ’74 Beth Wilkinson and David Gregory Karin Wilkinson ’77 Christopher Williams ’09 Deborah Hunt Willis ’70 and Henry Willis ’70 Carol Wilner and John Wilner ’58 Coleen Gallagher Wilson and Neal Wilson Carol Wilson and Frederick Wilson ’86 Kristin Marie Wilson ’65 Daniel Winik ’03 Anna Fielding Ince Winters ’90 and Robert Winters Renee Wohlenhaus and Roger Weiner Christine Wolfe and Ronald Wolfe ’87 Emma Wolman ’01 Rachel Rodin Wolman ’90 and Joshua Wolman Darlyn Wolvin and Andrew Wolvin Paula Wood and David Wood ’56 Susan Wooden and William Wooden Judy Woodruff and Albert Hunt Jr. Margot Woodwell Dana Dewey Woody ’54 and Joe Woody Ann Wrampelmeier and Brooks Wrampelmeier Peter Wrampelmeier ’81 Jacqueline Wright ’87 Lisa Wu and Carl Wu Elizabeth Wyatt ’89 and Craig Peckham Elizabeth Ingram Yaffe ’73 Alexander Yesnik ’01 Carroll Yung ’75 Anne Bumstead Zabriskie ’50 Elizabeth Zeidman ’76 Lynda Zengerle and Joseph Zengerle Beth Zeugin and Lee Zeugin Edith Furber Zhang ’81 and Jeffrey Zhang Beidi Gu and Minhua Zhang ’01 Judy Zickler and Leo Zickler Miriam Zimmerman ’78 and Steven York
Thomas and Frances Sidwell Society DONORS › THOMAS AND FRANCES SIDWELL SOCIETY
In 1998, Sidwell Friends School established the Thomas and Frances Sidwell Society to recognize and show appreciation for those in the Sidwell Friends community who included the School in their estate plans. Modern-day bequests follow in the tradition of Thomas Sidwell, who survived Frances and left his estate in the care of the Board of Trustees in 1936. Bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, and other planned giving arrangements continue to bolster the School’s financial stability and have great bearing on every aspect of the work and future of Sidwell Friends.
Esthy Adler and James Adler Mary Emma Armstrong ’43* Francis Ashton ’49 Robert Ashton ’47 Ellen Wise Ausmus ’71 and Mark Ausmus Elizabeth Bacon and Michael Bacon ’84 Marion Scattergood Ballard and Frederic L. Ballard Jr.* Margaret Bauer and Lane Heard Mary Beale ’62 Lisa Bernstein and Joshua Bernstein ’81 Edith Karasick Bralove* Susan Bralove and Steven Bralove ’60 Ann Winkelman Brown ’55 and Donald Brown Evelyn G. Brown ’68 Ann Wright Burton ’49 and William Burton Kristina Caplin and Michael Caplin ’69 Sylvia Christmas and Lawrence Christmas ’54 Nancy Dessoff Colodny ’56 and Edwin Colodny Helen Austern Colson ’53 and Earl Colson Susan Crowley Harold Curtiss Jr.* Lisa Dawson and Porter Dawson Christopher Dematatis ’66 Clarence Dodge Jr. ’32* Beth Dozoretz and Ronald Dozoretz Ellen Eager* and Bainbridge Eager* Lindsay Eakin and Terry Eakin ’62 Alissa Goldman Ede ’90 and Simon Ede Victoria Longo and Carl Eifler ’66 Mary Eliot ’41* Mary Alana Baker Ellis ’51 Marta Ferro ’89 Charles Fineman Nancy Freeman ’67* Lincoln Furber Maria Goen and Bob Goen ’71 Susan Sachs Goldman Margery Gootnick* Milly Gralla* Jennifer Hodges ’79 and Valerie Foster * Deceased
Sherrill Mulliken Houghton ’60 Peter Barton Hutt Georgia Kennedy Irvin* Maxine Isaacs Patricia Jackson James Johnson Kevin Johnson ’91 Audrey Keesing ’82 Suzan Kenworthy and Thomas Kenworthy ’54 Margaret Weaver Krull ’70 Jennifer Lawson and Anthony Gittens Jesse Levine ’85 Rochelle Mayer and Eric Mayer Gordon McBride ’27* Mimi and Jon McBride ’60 Nancy Richards McCabe ’46 and Walter McCabe* Ann Medinger and Sean Beeny Joan Meilach Nancy Fisher Mitchell ’48* Lois Nesbitt ’77 Courtney Clark Pastrick ’73 and R. Scott Pastrick Elizabeth Paull ’68 David Pearson ’52 Marjorie* and Theodore Dux Peyser Jr. ’46* Ellen Rue Pierson and Craig Palmer Don Powell Sr. ’35* Sudi Press and Fred Press Cordelia Puttkammer and Charles Puttkammer Linda Reider and Alan Reider Joan Richards ’46* Frances Rumford and Lewis Rumford III Colleen Ryan and Leonard Friedman Kathleen Ryan and Kevin Ryan Peggy Rae* and John T. Sapienza, Jr. ’60* John Shakow ’87 Nicole Janin Sheehan ’85 and Andrew Sheehan Larry Sidwell Sharon Siegener ’62* Linda Singer and Michael Lewis Irma Speyer* and Alexander Speyer Jr.* David Staling ’45*
Bruce B. Stewart Petra Dub Subin ’61 and William Subin Eleanor Szanton and Peter Szanton Alden Todd ’35* Caroline Embry Turner ’42* Christine Varney and Thomas Graham Kristin Marie Wilson ’65 Marjorie Williams Wright Mei Xu
Annual Fund Gifts 1954
IN GRATITUDE FOR ALL The following lists include the names of alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends who have made an outright gift to the Annual Fund, endowment, or for another specific purpose. Thank you to all who contributed during the 2017/18 school year.
Doris Powell Schultz
Anne Noland Winslow
1942 2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Lois Hechinger England* Betty Cobey Senescu
Margaret Stone Hesslein
Alan Joslyn Jr. Nancy Richards McCabe
Robert Ashton Myrna Rees Fulton Anne Misson Powel
George Gowen John Hayes Charles Kinzer Nancy Phillips Leach Lucretia Lincoln Martin
Francis Ashton Gordon Daiger Rose Bullard Dyrud Margaret Eagan Gilliam Kathaleen Fishback Hempstone Nicholas Meyer
Lise-Lotte Hindenburg Becker Lawrence Christmas John Eklund Margaret Robison Espinola Thomas Kenworthy Deborah Duff Milenkovitch Carol Smith Nance William Parks Cammie Meyers Fitz Randolph Carolyn Hildenbrand Regan David Stowe Jr. John Terborgh Arleen Shapiro Tievsky Dana Dewey Woody
1955 Duff Smith Charles Wilson Helen Hobbs Wilson Margaret King Wisdom
Sally Rosenthal Brody Anne Mersereau Byers Antonio Casas Jr. Ann Tyler Fathy Mary King Flury Helen Calhoun Grier Patricia Atwood Millard Catherine Winslow Priest Winston Riley III Anne Bumstead Zabriskie
Mary Alana Baker Ellis Robert Flory Pat Peterson Strazza Jean Ryland Taylor Patricia Smith Wells
Carl Berger Frederick Carlson May Defandorf Dasch Sandy Pearson Mark Smith III
John Ansell Helen Austern Colson Dorothy Crafts Gloria Girton Richard Lanham Alan Rundquist George Satterthwaite II Marianna Wilcox Webber Peter Zavitz
George Anthonisen Daniel Bernstein Robert Bresler John Gardiner Lawrence Griffith William Harrison William Kerr Margaret Smith Luthringer Eleanor Judd Quinn Richard Robbins Pamela Bisbee Simonds Susan Truitt
Carole Lund Benning David Bradford Stanley Brown Nancy Dessoff Colodny Elizabeth Gibb Cox Elizabeth Donaldson David Fell Jr. William Herrmann Arthur Hildreth Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan Elizabeth Kelley Guy Lewis III Eleanor Vermillion Moore Floyd Parks Roger Shott David Wood
Roberta Hall Benson Anne Forsythe Briggs Joanne Radue Burns Mary Jo Peterson Culver Bonnie McBride Hamlin Deborah Barger Hanrahan James Hughes Terrel Kimmel Kaplan Richard Kaufmann Barbara Hall Nahra
Elisabeth Posner Schouten Susan Richards Shreve Virginia Westphal Weinberger
Lawrence Aaronson Stephen Baer Margaret Pabst Battin Reid Chambers Ann McIntire Cockrell John Coffman John Cox III Joan Barbeau de Calvo Helene Rosenfeld Feldman Lucinda Collins Foster Edgar Gerwig Mary Elizabeth Wahrenbrock Hoinkes Geoffrey Huguely Margaret Latimer Ted Mascott Craig Morgan Thatcher Morse II Adam Mott Robert Myers Thomas Park William Price Anthony Rogers Joan Seymour Carol Wood Sheehan Thanos Skouras Charles Smith Annette Eisenberg Stiefbold Dolly Bowman Tucker John Wilner Richard Wilson
Glenn Adams Carolyn Murphy Ahern Alan Bernstein Robert Chamberlin Elizabeth Fletcher Crook Cynthia Johnston Deutermann Carolyn Mulliken Dubuque Depue Duffey Jr. Bernhard Glaeser Sue Peterson Huguely Susan Fickel Kroeger Charles Mallory Phoebe McConaughy Meijer Shirley Trew Miller Martin Myers Elisabeth Morgan Pendleton Patrick Robbins Mary Rosen Salkever Milly Welsh Douglas White Katherine Armstrong Young Joan Zweben
Jon Allen Patricia Avery Bartlett Mike Becker John Chamberlin Alan Eckert Charles Gibson Michael Gonnerman Sarah Pabst Hogenauer Sarah Kirtland Paul MacLean Jr. Josephine McIntire Mott Margery Gruen Myers Lynn Povich Jennifer Rae Linda Deming Ratcliff Sherman Robinson Berenice Rosenfeld William Schinnerer Petra Dub Subin
Mary Beale Chett Breed Patricia Harrell Burk Joan Mills Busko* Stephan Carrier John Dent Terry Eakin John Fletcher Jr. Samuel Gaskins Ellen Gay Jill Robinson Grubb Lana Harding Ellinor Duffey Hayward Miles MacIntyre Tracy Mullin Moroney Owen Oakley Jr. Janice Bernhard Phalen Gael McPherson Post Marcia Rosenberg Pruzan Albert Stevenson Erik Thorson
Frederic Adrian Walter Ailes John Bralove
Craig Carpenter Ellen Rockwell Galland George Galland Jr. Lucy Hilmer Sharon Smull Hinckley Margo Lee Hofeldt Jeanne Perkins Hofferkamp Alison Feiss Kriviskey John Luykx David Ogilvy Thomas Pyles Peter Rice Jr. Diana Willis Rothman George Smith Jr.
Stephen Aylor George Bernstein Christopher Brown Marika Moore Cutler Bonnie Eisenberg Norman Elrod Lisa Freeman Crombie Garrett Jr. Virginia Fano Ghattas Margaret Wilner Hut Frank Lucas Henry Masur George McClelland Scot McCulloch Marilyn Hornbeck Mellowes Susan Morse James Sapienza Louise Berry Strait Virginia Somerville Sutton Barbara Seitz Turnbull Lea Jablonsky Uhre Sharon Harding Underwood Carl Wilbur Diane Hall Wolf Douglas Yriart
John Brandenburg Julia Westphal Brogan Henrietta Barlow Fridholm Robert Gang Woodruff Halsey II Felicity Hannay James Hiatt Kenneth LeSure Alexander MacLean Liddell Madden Henry Maury Stephen Page Ben Parnell III Thomas Rhodes Anne Strasburg Flip Todd Sarah Underwood Mary Beth Waits Jill McClanahan Watson Kristin Marie Wilson
Abdon Ackad Jr. Rosa Maria Novelli Albuquerque Ralph Bauer Edward Beach
Charles Bookman Kathryn Paull Brown Bruce Bush Rhoda Highsaw Bush John Clifford Christopher Dematatis Amy Donovan Peter Donovan Mina Dulcan Carl Eifler Suzy Ornstein Fleming Glenn Fong Ilana Harman Duncan Holloman Richard Howard Douglas Moore Deborah Fosberg Nelson Martha Preston Joseph Schwartzman James Sites Timothy Smith Jon Sternburg Valerie Szathmari Nancy Demuth Thompson
Stephen Batzell Hans Carter Rachel Beers Cochran Thomas Cochran Jeffrey Cohen Barbara Schulman Crum George Ferguson III Carla Freeman Peter Glassman Frank Gunion Ellen Burgunder Harter Philip Khoury Robert Kramer Dana Mullin Lewison Martha Bickham Singleton Louise Thorson Shirley Holbrook Wick
Hubert Beach Noel Black Jane Eskew Blong Evelyn Brown Joan Lewis Bunning Larry Cornell* Elizabeth Coville Deborah Horner Craydon Randall Curtis Craig Eifler Joanne Doddy Fort James Friedman Roland Frye Jr. Catherine O‘Neill Grace Christopher Hanback Deborah Smith Hechinger John Hechinger Jr. Janne Freeman Heifetz Michele Tucker Jeffery Owen Kelly Lynn Johnson McCown Cathryn Ritzenberg McCulloch Joanne Murray Elizabeth Paull
Laurie Price Charles Rostow Elizabeth Scattergood Segall David Simmons Susan Slack Skinner Kay Burgunder Stevens Philip Terzian Kathleen Waits
Michael Caplin George Cohen Jr. John Cohen Jill Denney John Dodge Vaughan Finn Marian Greely Sara Irwin Gregory Jackson Rebecca Kelly Robert Loring Vaughan Durkee McTernan Elizabeth Gettys Pierce Margaret Sachs Jonathan Schaefer Everett Shorey Ellen Carter Woodbridge
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Stephen Arent Steven Bralove Jean White Cole Diana Lady Dougan Margaret Barr Eastman Margaret Ogilvy Franz Mary Fano Giacomoni George Holderness III Sherrill Mulliken Houghton Lee Kenworthy Elizabeth Johnston Lawson Jon McBride Susan Freeman McGee Richard Mills Allin Pierce Jr. J. Lawrence Robinson Abigail Woolsey Rowley John Sapienza Jr.
Anne Alexander Vance Anthony Anne Batzell Cynthia Dickinson Christopher Formant Sarah Andrews Herman Sanda Horowitz Lent Johnson III Kristin Kelly George Khoury Katherine Kleeman Margaret Weaver Krull Robert Landau Juliana Martay Brooks Martin Jeffrey Mazique Robert McCabe Ann Farner Miller Charles Nobs Michael Romansky Christopher Tufty Deborah Hunt Willis Henry Willis Bonnie Yochelson
David Bradley Alison MacLean Cassidy Julia Challinor Cynthia Dodge Patricia Formant Jeremy Gordon David Markun Kenneth McCauley Lenore Beattie Millison Jonathan Morris Sally Moulton Charlie O‘Neill Gerald Peereboom Peter Radue
Mary Reyner Cheryl Sanders Elizabeth Scheuer Karen Kennedy Schultz Brian Steinbach Ann Yoklavich
Bruce Adams Angella Tardy Barnes Susan Smith Bastian Miren Beitia Mildrilyn Stephens Davis Horace Dawson III Richard England Jr. Clare Hogg Joyce Jacobson Bill Johnson Judith Mills-Johnson Elsa Newmyer Edgar Russell III Karen Simonson Harrison Sohmer
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Lydia White Adelfio Stephen Bernheim Patricia Loos Caputo Mary Challinor Niecy Armstrong Chambers Erin Lanagan Chervin Stephen Dickey Ann Dodge Richard Eifler Richard Foley Brian Glassman William Goodell James Gordon Amanda Hahn Griffiths Sam Guckenheimer Sarah Hartman Pamela Miller Himmelrich Maren Imhoff Katherine Jennes-Kahn Mary Lou Kelley Regina Dessoff Kessler Susan Ketcham Soye Kim Robert Miller Bill Nye Paul Ottenstein Courtney Clark Pastrick Geoffrey Reed Don Russell Jennifer Saville Robert Sharpe Aprille Kniep Sherman Susan Sivard Katrinka Smith Sloan Michael Tapscott Cynthia Meyer Truitt Steven Tufty Barbara Wampler Walling Elizabeth Ingram Yaffe
Anonymous Marco Adelfio Sarah Challinor
Stephen Chanock Clay Exton Fraser Brewer Gilbane Rae Nelson Haigler Ronni Linowitz Jolles Jonathan Jones Andrew Lazarus Richard Malone Paul Markun David Maudlin Wesley Minami Christopher Nordlinger Katherine Norment Sally Hechinger Rudoy Albert Small Jr. Charles Turner Christopher Wagner Amy Wilkinson
Anonymous John Baker III Roy Beveridge Kathryn Bostic Ann Biester Deane Todd Deckelbaum Alan Drummer William Glew Jr. Burton Gray Robert Jeffers Peter Karasik David Kleeman George Marcou Jody Bralove Oâ€˜Konski Dominique Alfandre Palmer Bruce Peyser Leslie Rathjens James Ritzenberg Therese Rosenblatt Jeffrey Segall Mark Wagner Neville Waters III Rebecca Wright Westcott Carroll Yung
Karen Andrews Tracy Jo Miller Barker Nancy Bernstein Edward Biester III Scott Bradley Catherine Caplin Loretta Chi Cynthia Cobb David DeMarco Elizabeth Sack Felber Catherine Livingston Fernandez Victoria Dessoff Gloster Anthony Horwitz Leslie Kogod Susan Hilton Labovich Nancy Lowe Pamela Meyer Jeffrey Minich Marek Mirski Bret Morgan Carolyn Chamberlain Nazdin Lory Newmyer Randall Ottinger
Geoffrey Pohanka Carol Price Mary Meigs Thorne Frederic Thys Katharine Watkins Webb Elizabeth Zeidman
Carol Malone Aufmann Eric Beatty Alejandro Camacho Martina Margarita Crocker Terence Eagleton Jean Finkel Drew Fleming Ronald Haft Emily Herzstein Robert Hyman William Hyun Emily Rubin Jennewein Charles Levine Beatrice Loos James Mead Medha Narvekar Stephen Oâ€˜Neill Su-Moon Paik Jeannine Perrot Roger Pollak Phillip Proctor Susan Roehrig Reilly Jane Smedley Geoffrey Smith Shauna Miller Wertheim Karin Wilkinson
Almon Burke Jr. Jodi Cafritz Brandel France de Bravo Sally Donnelly Eric Fredell David Garrity Scott Gelband Suzanne Rocks Gray Brandon Griggs Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner Susan Hammond Noel Holbrook Jay Howard Jr. Leigh Jackson Hilary Nelson Jacobs Hilary Kacser Christopher Kramer Brooke Lea Andrew Marcou Peggy Mason Marli Heimann Pasternak Melissa Pelham William Peyser Krishnan Rajagopalan James Sams Leonora Mary Roth Samuel Elliott Thurston Anthony Lawrence Wilner Miriam Zimmerman
Andrew Bergen Joanna Fleming Bowen
Elizabeth Newlin Carney Jennifer Hodges Joseph Horning III Ann Klee Lauren Kogod Vincent LaPiana Jamie Lehrer Andrew Luthringer David Parks Sally Rubin Katherine Hutt Scott Becky Jo Segall Leslie Mayers Shroyer Catherine Miller Sluder Joshua Straus David Wirths
Nephelie Andonyadis Charles Breer April Agger Callahan Ann Barnes Deschamps James Dix Anne Haley Louisa Schneiberg Hollman Peter Hutt II Christopher Hyun Lisa Iannucci Stuart Irvin Emily Klayman Jacobson Stuart Kogod Daniel Kramer Charles Kupfer Thomas MacIsaac Edward Meigs Arshad Mohammed Maryland Pao Roshini Ponnamperuma Neil Shaw Meredith Wright
Adam Bernstein Joshua Bernstein Christopher Brown Laurence Cafritz Susan Williams Dana Laura Diamond Cassandra Dickson Hurley Doddy Howard Epps Joanna Gelband Michael Govan Kate Irvin Sarah Willens Kass Sonia Flanders McArdle Elizabeth McGrail Vidisha Dehejia Patel Patricia Peyser Perlmutter Conrad Reining Alison Schafer Robert Sidbury Charles Watts III David Weinberg Peter Wrampelmeier Edith Furber Zhang
Michael Bacon Alec Bartsch Julie Applebaum Flynn Kathleen McFarlin Lewison Frances Barbour Melbostad Jonathan Weiss
Elizabeth Bauer Sonya Clark Mark Colodny Dhulsini de Zoysa
Anonymous (2) Ericka Alford Andrew Aurbach William Bishop Amy Davidson Bryant Mark Chichester Christopher Fuhrman Nathan Hamilton Horace Howells Stephen Irish Virgil Jones Gregory Kaufmann David Milner Susanna Blake Murphy Robert Oswald David Owen William Pao Paul Pottinger Thomas Rhoads Victoria Sams Adam Schneiberg Andrew Selee Laura McGiffert Slover Eric Steadman Thomas Troyer David Williams Frederick Wilson
Marc Abramson Stephanie Dimond Avelino Spencer Boyer Katherine Fleming Buckley Evangeline Lynn Calland Sambath Chung Tip Coffin Deborah Colson John Dickerson Shelley Durfee Duncan Evans Julia Aledort Gaebler Courtney Carr Hamilton James Heltzer Jennifer Johnson Bo Kemp Alice Guttentag Kendall Christopher Kibarian Jim Kingdon
Jennifer Lloyd Daniel Manatt Lucy Leffingwell Owen Laura Parsky Mary Peters Gautam Prakash John Shakow Theodore Stern Joseph Strathmann Danae Wright Strong Ronald Wolfe Jacqueline Wright
Mai Abe Douglas Bradshaw Andrew Carroll Randy Chambers Vincent Cohen Jr. Alexander Crockett Sarah Burr Crockett Chris Davies Rachel Stern Davis Aubyn Boyer Demian Jonah Edelman Daniel Farber Amanda Godley Vivian Hamilton Everett Hutt Geoffrey Jones Elizabeth Kolsky Catherine Lee Yutong Li Gregory Lubar Jason Moore
Margaret Tennille Myers Sonja Olson Leanne Yingling Portzel James Rhoads Andrew Schechter Peter Shakow Stephanie Shaw James Wager Kristen Walton Jeremy Weinberg Matthew Wheelock
Andrew Altevogt Karena Crocker Anderson M.J. Berman Mara Bralove Thomas Davidson Amy Dine Mary Dowling Marta Ferro Meredith Godley Mary Helms Steven Krause Thanh-Thao Le Charles Lockyer III Alexandra Tydings Luzzatto Benjamin Luzzatto Jair Lynch John Mathews Kelly McBride KK Ottesen Lucy Roberts Smiles Ashley Wivel Elizabeth Wyatt
Why are you inspired to give to Sidwell Friends? I have consistently and purposefully chosen to make Sidwell Friends a priority in my philanthropic giving to demonstrate a profound appreciation for the education that I have received, the lifelong friendships that I have created, and the ongoing support and fidelity of a community that has been a constant in my life as a student, as an alum, and as a trustee.
Kevin Johnson ’91
Philip Auerswald Ned Beatty Matthew Birenbaum Katherine MacRae Dell Matthew Denckla Caroline Dickson Liza Wilson Durant Michael Fitzpatrick Andrew Gantt III Linda Gaus Elizabeth Gordon Laura Martin Gordon Patrick Hewes Lauren Hill Andrea Hyde Sanjaya Krishna Elizabeth Lansdale Sharon Meers Louise Milner Clarence Norment IV Thomas O‘Neil Rachel Pastan Margaret Miniter Paulsen Anne Popkin Lara Roman Andrew Shaw Alison Bernstein Shulman Lauren Smith Melissa Turner Cecilia Van Hollen David Weigert Frederick Wilhelm Jr.
Christopher DeLong Sherry Gauldin Stacey Herndon Eric Hostetler Daniele Schechter Huerta Clara Jeffery Peter Krause Jennifer Fuhrman LaPlume Diana Lazarus Jesse Levine William McConagha Amanda Lehrer Nash Karen Levy Rabinowitz Mary Dixon Raibman Eleni Rossides David Schrag Nicole Janin Sheehan Phoebe Stein Pope Ward
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Mark Alexander Michael Beveridge Kim Bohen Hadley Boyd Jennifer Bryant Susan Popkin Cahn Vertrees Canby Tova Ferro Jonathan Gould Bruce Gray Jeanne Harris Jason Horowitz Michele Janin Maureen Kline Macon Morehouse Mark Ozer Lynne Pettigrew Alicia Sams Juliet Blake Shagoury Alicia Doyle Spain Suzanne Robbins Taylor
Why is it so important to you to support our teachers and students? My time spent at Sidwell Friends was a formative and transformational period in my life that has served me well in numerous ways. The lessons that I learned inside the classroom, on the court, or on the track were the direct result of dedicated teachers and coaches that I had the opportunity to learn from, classmates that I was able to meet, and staff members who took a genuine interest in me as a student, as an athlete, and as a member of the Sidwell Friends community. Consequently, I give back to Sidwell Friends because I want other students to have the opportunity to experience and benefit from the same opportunities that were extended to me. What’s a favorite memory of Sidwell FriendsS? I have fond memories of reading William Shakespeare’s plays on the green behind Zartman House during my senior year. What do you hope students today are walking away with? I want the next generation of Sidwell Friends students and future alumni to be well-rounded, socially conscious, culturally competent, and civically engaged, empowered with the courage and conviction to lead and work toward a more equitable and just democratic society.
Erika Alexander Alissa Goldman Ede Andrew Ferguson David Fischer Spencer Freedman Ryan Golden Dolores Hamilton Christopher Johnson Gretchen Kolsky Alisa Ivers Leventis Brian Matsui Eliza Lowen McGraw Amy McKee Thomas Shakow Paul Thornell Meta Puttkammer Valentic Hartley Kuhn West Hilary West Fielding Ince Winters Rachel Rodin Wolman
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Noel Allen Gordon Andringa Shelleye-Anne Bailey Carlos Benitez Lee Boyle Elizabeth Holleman Brown Jonathan Bulman Michael Byrne* Amanda Derryck Castel Dahomey Coleman Ashley Corson Sarah Otwell De Santis Jonathan Goldman Jason Goldstein Geoffrey Gross Timothy Hanrahan Hilary Herscher Kevin Johnson Todd Johnson Charlotte Kaiser Cheryl Koskinen Melissa Hickey Lait Cynthia Lake Katja Lamia Noelle Summers Larson Minh Le Eliza Leighton Adam Lowe Stephanie Lowy Dorothy Mares McCuaig Jane Moore David Moskovitz Alexandra Moss Justin Murphy Matthew Onek Rachel Pauley Lucy Read Rania Bajwa Rosborough Scott Rupp Lisa Sherman Alexa Polmer Spencer Lorin Stein Ian Wenger Monique Williams Matthew Wooden
Sanjay Advani Brooke Bralove Nathaniel Carroll Carrie Hayter Aaron Kramer Kathleen Lawton-Trask Chinh Le James Loeffler Christina Olsson Emily Paster Tracy Pruzan-Roy Amanda Rocque Brian Roth Jonathan Stoel Amy West
Anonymous Yvonne Adams Anurag Agarwal Montez Anderson Amy Baughcum Elissa Bean James Bill Jason Brandt Kathleen Bray Timothy Brennan Emily Carrier Patricia Cogley Andrew Crawford Lindsay Davison Edward Dean Emily Morentz Feldman Anne Hall Casey Coleman Hassenstein Christian Hicks Paul Hodgdon Cara Iadarola Alison Ince Marissa Jones William Keefer James Krents Jenna Lamia Nicole Lanouette Enid Maran Joseph Mares Mason Morfit Ann Lo Presti Payne Hilary Frank Peck Andrew Price Randell Prothro Clare Bracewell Schmitt Eric Singletary Peter Sisitsky Adam Trachtenberg David Vine Chandler Willett Brooke Wolvin Michael Wood Jr.
Bruce Altevogt Phillip Austern Katherine Brown Brett Dakin Brooke Davies Ashleigh Davis Donovan
Faye Walsh Drouillard Daniel S. Goldman Jonathan Goldman Jeffrey Himmelman Stephanie Gross Julian Johanna Blaxall Longnecker Marika Cutler Meyer Ali Mohamadi Nicholas Moss Ivan Petrovitch Amy Terry Sheehan Elizabeth Stoel Kia McLean Washington Robert Watkins IV Amanda Whitehead Jessica Whitney Rebecca Williamson Taliesin Woodward
Julia Lynton Boelte Nathaniel Bookman Emily Eakin Andrew Goldsmith Sarah Halpert Anne Marie Herron Helm Gregory Heltzer Melissa Hillier Christopher Hut Andrei Israel Shawn Johnson Alexander Karam Ayesha Johnson Kessler Benjamin Lorenz Webster McBride Lisa Hurwitz Menitoff Erin Moodie Margaret Hensler Nicholls David Perpich George Peterson Joshua Pollack Narda Quigley Stephen Raher James Rhodes Benjamin Seides Baratunde Thurston Daniel Wasserman Eric Williams
Clare Beeny Jason Carroll Bryce Fort William Grayson III Lindsay Harris Jamie Hechinger Michael Kraskin Alexa Kuuskraa Sara Lenherr Afshin Mohamadi Jesse Nussbaum Timothy Paster Alexandra Price Paul Urbanczyk Kimberly Wood
Lory Ivey Alexander William Black
Suzanne Reider Castaldo Jonathan Chananie Alexander Clifford Chelsea Clinton Mia Fram Davidson Michael Davidson Riad de Freitas Abby Dos Santos Ellen Cornelius Ericson Nicole Davison Fox Elisabeth Cozzens Guthrie RaĂŤl Nelson James Michael Keeling Deborah Kobes Rebecca Kolsky Robert Lutzker Jill Romansky McCulloch Matthew McCulloch Nicole Huvelle Milberg Soneela Nankani Ezara Spangl Dominique Spencer Adam Vine Matthew Watkins Adrian Wilairat
Daniel Adams Basil Alexander Lindsay King Arnoult Jody Avirgan Rachel Ballali Sarah Beardmore Nicholas Bernthal John Bingaman Daniel Birns Matthew Blong Zachary Bookman Samantha Staffier Burman Conrad Caplin Sarah Brandt Dyer Noah Feinstone Suzanna Strasburg Fitzpatrick Adam Frampton Emily French Alison Friedman Mali Friedman Katherine Grayson Christopher Hakkenberg Jared Hendricks Jing Huang Katherine Hut Peter James Jason Jeffery Lida Masoudpour Morley McBride Ann Hurwitz Miller Andrew Morentz Daniela Myers Mark Neimat Candace McNamee Novoselnik Craig Olsson Kai Gandy Parker Adam Pelavin Anne Warren Peled Megan Callery Peluso Brooke Press Juliet Pulliam Alan Quillian
Radhika Bhattacharya Lillian Lardy Brownstein Kiran Dhanji Britt Harter Aimee Kim Jonathan Miller Lydia Nussbaum Kathryn Romansky Poulin Luke Smiley Erik Uttermann
Elizabeth Brookhiser Kimberly Schinnerer Cover Mark Flemming Nicholas Friedman Robert Gravitz David Green Frederica Ghesquiere Helmiere Sara Jean-Jacques Michael Krafft Dominic Lee Lincoln Mayer Jonathan McCulloch Sarah Price Alice Goldman Reiter Margot Lowenstein Simmons Jessica Suzuki Britney Williams
Marco Adelfio Natasha Bonhomme Lauren Brownlee Daniel Case Benjamin Davison Luke Friedman Albert Gore III Amir Jenkins Michelle Katzow James Lake Michael Lewin Olivia Ma David Mills Jeremy Oldfield Nicholas Osborne Zhuan Pei Rachel Pinson Dan Ross III Dev Talvadkar Melissa del Aguila Talvadkar Emma Taylor
Anna Weissman Logan West Elizabeth Wilkins Emma Wolman Wilson Wulfekotte Alexander Yesnik Minhua Zhang
Camilo Acosta Alison Bloom-Feshbach Samuel Buffone David Burton Perry Kendra Clark Justin Hall Ethan Heard Robert Johnson Tristan Kessler Daniel Kovler Mark Krafft Sara Akman Lange Evan LeFlore Deborah Low Emily Vargyas Madden Plamena Milusheva Elisabeth Oâ€˜Bryon Chris Petersen Paran Quigley Simon Salgado Benjamin Silverman Lazarus Vittas Collin Weinberger Brendan Williams Maya Soble Winkelstein
Mara Beveridge Gabriel Cohen John Cutler Margot Dankner Jamison Donovan Elizaveta Freinkman Robert Gottfried Jennifer Guest Charli Hipple Horowitz Guy Huber Juliet Izon Robert Jenkins IV Meredith Karam Rebecca Kilborne Benjamin Liotta Mark Lockwood Patrick McKee Dana Mueller Naabia Ofosu-Amaah Mark Parker Reid Ravin Joshua Robinson Asheesh Siddique Evan Suzuki Brittany Toscano-Gore Samuel Travers Camila Villanueva Anna Mayergoyz Weinberg Benjamin Weinberg Daniel Winik Mollie Zwiebel
Dino Adelfio Zeeshan Aleem Helen Li Bainton James Bierman Schafer Bomstein Christoffer Bovbjerg Daniel Bromwich Sophia Choukas-Bradley Catherine Dawson Brian Extein Caroline Goodbody Thomas Griffith Michael Hurwitz Phoebe Jones Jaysen Lee-St. John Elise Lemle Alexandra McCoy Katherine McGinnis Christopher Page Anna Thompson Pearson Bradley Pearson Jessica Ratner Christopher Renninger Suzanne Salgado Joan Schaefer Cosima Schreiber Andrew Smith-Mui Tessa Solomon-Lane James Ulwick Jasmine Wahi Sonia Weil Ariel White
Matthew Bernstein Kimberly Bloom-Feshbach Julia Cohen Kathryn Cushing Judith Eichner Jennifer Esch Alexander Footman John Michael Geise Peter Grant Adam Hart Traci Irvin Andrew Montesinos Nasser Muhammad Jim Petrila Grace Rumford Anna Salzberg Derek Schlickeisen Alice Sturm Andrew Wallace Catherine Wallace
A.J. Blood Xavier Curtis Jonathan Extein Andrew Fertig Zachary Ginsburg Lindley Gray Molly Hart Martin Manville Amanda McTyre Joni Miller Thomas Mueller
Lucas Robinson Loren Sands-Ramshaw Mohona Siddique Marshall Strother Joshua Tom Daniel White
Alex Akman Olivia Amter Peter Braunohler Alexander Cohn Camille Collier Alethea Dopart Emily Hall Jennifer Holland Kevin Huang Lindsay Johnson Galen Jones Arjun Landes Julia Lemle Andrew Lyons-Berg Elizabeth Cayne Rosen Hilary Rocks Ruhe Eric Salzberg Yilun Shi Walter Suskind Rachel Tayler Lumay Wang Ethan Waxman Sophia Wolman
DONORS â€ş ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Natalie Randolph Bernardo Rodriguez Katherine Rollins Abigail Ross Nina Santiago Catriona Scott Philip Selden Theodore Shin Sarah Sommerkamp MacGregor Stockdale Berend Van Heuvelen Devadas Vittal Brennan Wolfe Christopher Yeung Dror Yuravlivker
Yonathan Berhanu Nathaniel Brown Amanda Chuzi Eli Cohen Chanelle Croxton Leah Danville Margaret Dorr Edward Ernst Alexander Fernandez Christopher Fong Daniel Gerstell Shane Greenstein Brennan Hawkins Sarah Bush Hechler Elizabeth Hecht Delaney Kempner Adam Kurzrok Johnathon Milfort Jeffrey Peyser Max Pinson Carly Ritzenberg William Roberts Jr. William Rumford Luisa Sawyer Savitri Sedlacek Samuel Semerjian Zayani Sims Amanda Slade Christopher Stack Christian Stephens Robert Stewart
Anonymous Cristina Alba Martin Bate
Kirk Benson Audrey Boochever Jamar Chichester Kathleen Choi Melina Greene Jordan Hall Colin Harris Samuel Hart Catherine Heyward Kylie Hiemstra Virginia Holmes Amrit Malothra Anzia Mayer A.J. Parks Alec Regulinski Philip Rihm Vanessa Robin Brennan Shanks Bryan Stabbe Evan Strother Kathleen Tam Joshua Tobin Caroline Ulwick Sonia Wahi Gretchen Walker Christopher Williams Marielle Young
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Sanam Aghdaey Anthony Asare Theodore Bazil Mary Bryan Siddartha Chhibber Meryn Chimes Taylor Cole Taylor Collier Lindsay Elliott-Foose Philip Fleischman Emily Foggo Bryan Goldman Daniel Heins Janine Holloway Chloe Lansdale Linda Li Seth MacMillan Michael Marks Christopher Miller Louisa Pitney Varun Rajagopalan Marisa Repka Daniel Seder Xian Siew Jordan Verrilli Gerald Wertheim Kaihua Zheng
Alejandro Alderman Kira Bromwich Kathleen Burke Paige Deckelbaum Dylan Everett Nicholas Fernandez Lara Hakki Anna Heyward Philip Heyward Andrea Levin
Christopher Lu Akinyi Ochieng Anna Perina Carolyn Peyser Jesse Pollak Taylor Riley Emily Siegel Finn Stern Samuel Stevens Lark Toney Harold Webb Catherine Yochum
Anonymous Peter Bell Alec Berkman Gabriel Brown Elizabeth Bryan Alexander Collingsworth Elizabeth Cunningham Anna Epstein David Geschwind Lorentz Hansen Zachary Kirstein Chamille Lescott Andrew Linder Bridget McElroy Kaye McKean Jackson Mills Jeffrey Slade
Natalie Vicas Gerald Wagner
Daniel Baker Andrew Cannard Eleanor Clerc Joan Fleischman Amalia Gomez-Rexrode Laura Krieger Sarah Lake Colby Lewis Astrid Lundberg Eva Martin Kameron Mitchell Nina Moiseiwitsch Grant Mulitz Lydia Nagelhout Vikram Rajagopalan Selly Sallah Jamie Sandel Harrison Shulman Jessica Springer Nicholas von Pentz Tiara Wood Emily Zinger
Anonymous Kyndall Ashe Cole Beecher
Aral Greene Kyle Ireland Madeleine Moran David Newman Alexander Sharata Mary St. John Alison Steinbach James Woodwell
Helena Auerswald Pascale Bronder Megan Chichester Kira Förster Audrey Fritz Isabella Hyun Ara Kharazian Emily Miller Yasmin Siahpoosh
Ethan Kohn Marwan Lloyd Mattias Lundberg Charles O'Mara Rebecca Richie Mateo Rueda Anna Rumer Tucker Ward
It is meaningful for me to give back to Sidwell to show my gratitude for all the amazing ways it changed my life. Every teacher I had along the way at Sidwell has had a huge impact on who I’ve become today, and I recognize that the opportunity to bond and learn from your teachers outside of the classroom is especially strong at Sidwell. In addition to the close relationships I formed with teachers, I will also always remember my experiences on Sidwell sports teams. I will always remember crosscountry Tilden hill repeats, the lacrosse trip to Virginia Beach, and my senior year swim meet. I hope that all students fully immerse themselves in the incredible Sidwell community. —BRYN WILSON ’18
John Ellert-Beck Spenser Hyun Samuel Rabinowitz Alan Zhang
DONORS â€ş ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Michael Adeyi Anna Aguto Taylor Alexander Kaerod Amare Tala Anderson Lia Assimakopoulos Rebecca Barker Saddiq Bey Anne Boasberg Sarah Brodnax Eva Cai Fernando Campoamor Jamie Cantor Viktoria Catalan Carrera Chao William Chen Mark Chichester Anna Chessen Cork Nicholas DeParle Peter Devlin James Hubbard Ribbing Dohlman Joey Dunn Sophia Grace Ewing Emily Faulks David Frankel Enat Gebremariam Matthew Gergen Abhishek Goel Max Goldfield Molly Gould Brooke Harrington Billy Hefter Kennedi Holloway Justin Hurley Daniela Ilhan Lia Johnson Oliver Johnson Mikala Jones Jordan Kalai William Keto Jacob Kirsch Liam Kirsch Nicole Kislovskiy Matthew Lobel Anasuya Lyon John Marcou Sarina Margolin Cole Marshall Ella Meyer Abigail Meyers Caroline Nash Sofia Neaher Ilana Panth Magdalena Paz Erik Pederson Jasmin Perrier Samuel Primis Andrew Rabinowitz Emily Ringel Sophia Roberts-Weigert Joseph Romansky
Sylvia Saxenian Madeleine Scully Benjamin Shakow James Shakow Anna Siegel Peter Siegel Ella Stark Emmett Stern Eve Strickberger Tess Tamar Adrian Vera Madeleine Watson Nicole Willing Brigitte Wilson Bryn Wilson Madeleine Wonneberger Philip Wright Zachary Wu Alexandra Zhang
CURRENT PARENTS CLASS OF 2031 Pre-Kindergarten
Bergljot Barkbu and Andres Moreno Wafaa Berrady and Eduardo Cusicanqui Katherine Boone and Joshua Geltzer Amanda Borden and William Borden Wenjie Chen and Chaitan Kansal Elissa Davidson and Thomas Davidson Jr. ’89 Janice Degarmo and Chris Degarmo Deborah Foster and David Foster Ashley Foxworth and Domonique Foxworth Katherine Greenberg and Neil Greenberg Celia Karam and Alexander Karam ’95 Una Lee and Jeremy Marcus Zuotao Liu Joanna Giasafakis and Afshin Mohamadi ’96 Grace Phillips and Matthew Phillips Lu Qin Sherrese Smith-Heyliger and Adelaja Heyliger Katherine Soheili and Saeed Soheili
CLASS OF 2030
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Anita Belani and Bruce Altevogt ’94 Shawn Armbrust and Timothy Sparapani Christin Baker and Martin Baker Fadime Burgut and Shahrokh Taleghani Alina Carare and Octavian Carare Emily Carrier ’93 and Andrew Miner Gabriela Coman and Steven Woolwine Unur Demberel and Dorj Lhaajav Holly Geist and Rudolph Geist Jill Gibson and Terrence Johnson Dayna Grayson and Peter Grayson Sarah Halpert ’95 and George Peterson ’95 Nilo Hoorazar and Ahmet Tekmen Akemi Kawano-Levine and David Levine Dresden Koons and Alex Perdikis Lauren Matney and Ryan Matney Jennie McConagha and William McConagha ’85 Melissa Merideth Elisa Miller and Joshua Miller Sandra Missmar and Sharif Atta Noreen Muhib and Vijay Palaniswamy Zarya Navarro and Marcus Fowler Anh-Nghi Nguyen and Cuong Vu Jee Hyun Park and Seung Won Woo Courtney Peterson and Jack Peterson Jr. Eliza Peterson and Michael Peterson Christine Zhenwei Qiang and Alexander Pitt Sinem Reed and Justin Reed Michelle Richards and Edward Richards Mariel Santiago and Abdiel Santiago Priya Seth and Deepak Seth Monica Sorensen and David Patton Katia Herrera Sosa and Shagun Mehrotra Lauren Sun and Francesco Valentini Sohaer Syed and Asmir Syed Mary Tobler and Max Minzner Natalia Weaver and Scott Weaver
CLASS OF 2029 1st Grade
Rina Agarwala and Carsten Stendevad Smita Aguiar and Bryan Daguiar Sheyda Aryana and Kambiz Tavakkoli Azin Bekhrad and Bahman Rowhani Mara Bralove ’89 and Ari Fisher Katherine Brin and Lawrence Brin Kimberly Schinnerer Cover ’00 and Josh Cover Elissa Davidson and Thomas Davidson Jr. ’89 Cristianne Fellowes and Matthew Fellowes Deborah Foster and David Foster Ashley Foxworth and Domonique Foxworth Dayna Grayson and Peter Grayson Monica Harms and Evan Harms Jamie Hechinger ’96 and Jay Klug JeanAne Hecht and Jonathan Hecht Gayle Horn and Brian Reilly Celia Karam and Alexander Karam ’95 Minal Damani Kundra and Monish Kundra Mimi Liu and Kevin Bailey Jill Romansky McCulloch ’97 and Matthew McCulloch ’97 Anh-Nghi Nguyen and Cuong Vu Annie Orgad and Edan Orgad Mariana Petrei and Pablo Lopez Murphy Grace Phillips and Matthew Phillips Tasheema Prince Katherine Rothenberg and Andrew Rothenberg Marina Koestler Ruben and Adam Ruben Shivam Shah and Raj Shah Niamh Sheridan and Barry Merriman Sherrese Smith-Heyliger and Adelaja Heyliger Katherine Soheili and Saeed Soheili Christine Tan and Alfred Acres Heather Tatton-Harris and Jay Harris Ruchi Upaday and Tarun Upaday Miriam Vogel and William Shrank
CLASS OF 2028 2nd Grade
Christin Baker and Martin Baker Anita Belani and Bruce Altevogt ’94 Hadley Boyd ’82 and John Parachini Valentina Bruno and Francesco Spadafora Jessica Stockton Clancy and Tom Clancy Lisa Cohen and Vincent Cohen ’88 Arika Cole and Leslie James Massa Cressall and Justin Cressall Janice Degarmo and Chris Degarmo Cristina Faz and Xavier Faz Roni Grossman and Adam Grossman Maria Elena Gutierrez and Alessandro Zanello Sabreena Jeru-Ahmed and Robert Jackson Melissa Keeley and Christopher Klemek Adria Kinnier and Alex Kinnier Brent Lee and Scott Seay Lauren Matney and Ryan Matney Margaret McCloud-Manley and Kwame Manley Marika Cutler Meyer ’94 and Mike Meyer Joanna Giasafakis and Afshin Mohamadi ’96 Lia-Beth Moore and Eric Moore Dianne Bruning and David Owen ’86 Priya Parikh and Gunjan Parikh Mariana Petrei and Pablo Lopez Murphy Sonia Szlyk and Ivan Petrovitch ’94 Christine Zhenwei Qiang and Alexander Pitt
Leya Reaves and Kelvin Reaves Michelle Richards and Edward Richards Andrea Rubinfeld and Michael Rubinfeld Iffath Sharif and Hassan Zaman Tiernan Sittenfeld and Darren Speece Dina Tilghman and Andrew Tilghman Julia York and George York
CLASS OF 2027 3rd Grade
Rina Agarwala and Carsten Stendevad Sheyda Aryana and Kambiz Tavakkoli Diane Bankoff and James Bankoff Melissa Blume and Scott Levine Elissa Davidson and Thomas Davidson Jr. ’89 Andrea DeFlorio and Michael Kneller Mishka Dehghan and Ali Sanai Ginger Dietrich and Richard Dietrich Angela Dixon-Allamby and Steven Allamby Elizabeth Donley and Owen Donley Anita Drever and Ken Orvis Mary Dwight and Griz Dwight Latasha Edwards Jill Gibson and Terrence Johnson Emily Grossi and Thomas Grossi Monika Goyal and Nehal Mehta Monica Harms and Evan Harms Jamie Hechinger ’96 and Jay Klug JeanAne Hecht and Jonathan Hecht Deqin Hu and Xiang Lan Melanie Jacobsen and Mark Jacobsen Amy Javaid and Imran Javaid Celia Karam and Alexander Karam ’95 Charlotte Kramer and Aaron Kramer ’92 Minal Damani Kundra and Monish Kundra Soohyun Lee and Elisha Merriam Jennifer Levy and Michael Levy Mimi Liu and Kevin Bailey Jocelyn Sigue and Jair Lynch ’89 Aregnazan Manucharyan and Aram Hamparian Jennie McConagha and William McConagha ’85 Melissa Merideth Elisa Miller and Joshua Miller Noreen Muhib and Vijay Palaniswamy Zarya Navarro and Marcus Fowler Annie Orgad and Edan Orgad Liz Oyer and Geoff Wyatt Kim Pomponi and Nick Pomponi Eleni Rossides ’85 and Nikolas Bezianis Shivam Shah and Raj Shah Nina Snow and Stanley Snow Caroline Solomon and Barry Solomon Heather Tatton-Harris and Jay Harris Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan and Arturo Sarukhan Monica Watkins and Alphonse Valbrune Sophia Coudenhove-Kalergi and Jeremy Weinberg ’88 Eun Yang and Robert Kang
CLASS OF 2026 4th Grade
Anonymous Smita Aguiar and Bryan Daguiar Sarah Mutesi Ban and Raymond Ban Ana Barac and Federico Asch Kathryn Bauman-Hill and John Hill
What do you hope your gift accomplishes? I hope that my gifts to the Annual Fund compound each year, adding to the collective gratitude our community showers upon the School, building a resilient institution that cultivates critical thinkers and lifetime learners who cherish the experience of Sidwell Friends.
CLASS OF 2025 5th Grade
Manika Batra and Rajeev Batra Marla Beck and Barry Beck Amy Berman and Joshua Berman Wafaa Berrady and Eduardo Cusicanqui Stacey Brandenburg and Derek Ludwin Sheila Cheston and Graham Dower Kirstine Damkjaer and Jorgen Kjaer Elissa Davidson and Thomas Davidson Jr. ’89 Laura DeBonis and Scott Nathan Mishka Dehghan and Ali Sanai Amy Dine ’89 and Timothy Stefanick Elizabeth Donley and Owen Donley Charis Menschel Drant and Ryan Drant Mary Dwight and Griz Dwight Cristianne Fellowes and Matthew Fellowes Samara Foxx and Anthony Foxx Beata Glover and Stephen Glover Amy Goldberg and Harry Schwartz Erica Goldman and Joel Klein Nina Goodman and Gideon Lachman Viviana Green and Shane Green Victoria Gyllerup and Yong Chen Jennifer Heiges and Justin Heiges Amy Henderson and John Fuson Fiona Hill and Kenneth Keen Tomoko Itoga and Steve Routh Maria Jorge and Doug Sosnik Dresden Koons and Alex Perdikis DeDe Lea and Dallas Lea Grace Mai and Thuy Loi Amy Matsui and Brian Matsui ’90 Kristin Mishra and Ashish Mishra Luz Marina Cardozo Munoz Karen O’Neill and Stephen O’Neill ’77 Sofya Ovcharenko and Ivan Ovcharenko Lucy Leffingwell Owen ’87 and James Burns Kathleen Peters and Whit Peters Anjali Parekh Prakash and Gautam Prakash ’87 Jessica Rosenworcel and Mark Bailen Diane Sapir and Michael Sapir Ethel Sennhauser and Mark Sundberg Sohaer Syed and Asmir Syed Lynn Taliento and Michael Warren Reiko Toyama and Jurgen Wess Zheng Wang and Vitali Nazlymov Daniela Wegmann and Mario Catalan Roanne Wiczer and Mike Paukstitus Eun Yang and Robert Kang Cindy Zhai and Charles Cai
CLASS OF 2024 6th Grade
Dina Abu-Ghaida and Saeed Abu-Elnaj Ellen Alexander and Jeff Alexander Stephanie Babcock and Robert Babcock Diane Bankoff and James Bankoff Piper Beveridge and Michael Beveridge ’82 Jianfang Bian and Xiaohui Zou Carol Chow and Bill Bishop ’86 Dalia Blass and David Blass Meredith Cabe and Peter Hutchins Nora Cameron and Andrew Gillies Amanda Derryck Castel ’91 and Guillaume Castel Rochika Chaudhry and Rohit Chaudhry Jessica Stockton Clancy and Tom Clancy Kirstine Damkjaer and Jorgen Kjaer Anna Deeny and Gregory Locraft Jr. Ginger Dietrich and Richard Dietrich Angela Dixon-Allamby and Steven Allamby Ying Dong and Tao Sun Jamie Dorros and Dave Dorros Caitlin Durkovich and Simon Rosenberg Marcela Escobari and Beran Rose Rebecca Farrington and Daniel Farrington Cristina Faz and Xavier Faz Caroline Friedman and Peter Friedman Leigh Gilman and Jeffrey Wheeler Katherine and Neil Greenberg Emily Grossi and Thomas Grossi Katherine Hare and Neil Hare Kate Irvin ’81 Amy Javaid and Imran Javaid Damon Jones Jocelyn Katsock and Allison Jones Alice Reed Keating and Peter Keating Victoria King and Iain King Charlotte Kramer and Aaron Kramer ’92 Pravin Krishna Aradhana Kumar-Capoor and Karan Capoor Leigh Ky and Michael Wah Gaielle Latortue and George Kabwe Gia Lee and Jeremy Maltby Jennifer Levy and Michael Levy Ellen Lukens and Paul Sisson Aregnazan Manucharyan and Aram Hamparian Lesli Mathewson and John Mathewson Margaret McCloud-Manley and Kwame Manley Julie Mitchiner and Jon Mitchiner Maria Moreno and Glenn Canencio Auysha Muhayya and William Degener Irina Nikolic and Justin Jacinto Donna Orr and Kevyn Orr Stephanie Park and Michael Park Stacy Patwardhan and Ashish Patwardhan Kathleen Peters and Whit Peters Georgia Ravitz and Peter Basser Eleni Rossides ’85 and Nikolas Bezianis Shivam Shah and Raj Shah Kalpakam Shastri and Arun Shastri Julia Slutsman and Matt Hoffman Nina Snow and Stanley Snow Janie Song and David Song Christine Tan and Alfred Acres Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan and Arturo Sarukhan Pravina Viswanathan and Ram Viswanathan JoDee Winterhof Maureen O’Connor Witter and Jonathan Witter
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Lael Brainard and Kurt Campbell Brooke Bralove ’92 Mara Bralove ’89 and Ari Fisher Cristna Buitrago Massa Cressall and Justin Cressall Stephanie Martz and Chris Davies ’88 Dhulsini de Zoysa ’85 Phyllis Fagell and Steven Fagell Caroline Friedman and Peter Friedman Rebecca Gilbert and Glen Zwicker Katherine Greenberg and Neil Greenberg Roni Grossman and Adam Grossman Delicia Gunn Xiangnan Haar and Paul Haar Jennifer Johnson ’87 and Marcio Schwinden Kimberly Johnson and Mark Johnson Franka Jordan and Bassem Khoury Melissa Keeley and Christopher Klemek Julie Kerry and William Kerry Roma Khanna and Akhil Khanna Adria Kinnier and Alex Kinnier Patricia Koopersmith and Theodore Koopersmith Amrita Lakhanpal and Ashish Lakhanpal Gaielle Latortue and George Kabwe Yinqiu Lu and Zhongren Cao Carmen Marchetti and Vivek Arora Anne Marie McKiernan and James Heneghan Molly Medlin and Steve Medlin Pamela Meyer ’76 and Frederick Kempe Sara Depew and Ali Mohamadi ’94 Sharon Nokes and David Nokes Donna Orr and Kevyn Orr Jenifer Panner and Aaron Panner Christine Zhenwei Qiang and Alexander Pitt Jeannie Rhee and Christopher Rhee Lauren Richardson and Cary Kountoupes Sonal Schropfer and Franklin William Schropfer Lisa Sherman ’91 and Marty Stone Janie Song and David Song Tiernan Sittenfeld and Darren Speece Geeta Tholan and Scott Tholan Dana Toukan and Joseph Price Mona Vaidya Jenny Vaswani and Yogesh Vaswani Pravina Viswanathan and Ram Viswanathan Miriam Vogel and William Shrank Jie Wang and Samir Jain Jing Wang and Shaohua Ding Danae Wright ’87 and Mark Strong
Kimberly Johnson (P ´23,´26)
Why are you inspired to give to SFS? I give to Sidwell because I believe in the power of community. The Annual Fund helps to defray the cost of tuition, opening opportunities for more students and families. I love the fact that Sidwell Friends is more accessible and inclusive because the members of our community are invested in it.
CLASS OF 2023
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Mitra Ahadpour and Farhad Bagheri Kerry Armstrong and George Andrew Cheney Layla Asali and Mustafa Aksakal Edie Ashton Sally Bailey and William Bailey Diane Bankoff and James Bankoff Carriellen Beaudreau and Tommy Beaudreau Marla Beck and Barry Beck Brooke Bralove ’92 Stacey Brandenburg and Derek Ludwin Peter Brigham Melanie Brody and Stephen Brody Tessa Cholmondeley and Douglas Tyson Gladys Daniels and Forrest Daniels Canaan Demissie and Adane Negussie Eveleen Eaton and Michael Eaton Abimbola Fatukasi and Omololu Fatukasi Samara Foxx and Anthony Foxx Dana Gershon and Jonah Pesner Angela Gillus and Darrin Gillus Desha Golden and Ryan Golden ’90 Rebecca Griffiths and Daleep Singh Roni Grossman and Adam Grossman Tracy Hart Katy Harvey and G. Michael Harvey Shannon Hill Sabreena Jeru-Ahmed and Robert Jackson Dominique Johnson and Lee Johnson Jennifer Johnson ’87 and Marcio Schwinden Kimberly Johnson and Mark Johnson Lauren Jones and Michael Jones Dresden Koons and Alex Perdikis Patricia Koopersmith and Theodore Koopersmith Gabriel Krantz Courtenay Labson and Michael Labson Amy MacIsaac and Thomas MacIsaac ’80 Sarah Meyers and Christopher Meyers Kristin Mishra and Ashish Mishra Sara Depew and Ali Mohamadi ’94 Leanne Mos and Jake Weinstock Belinda Nixon and Gregory Nixon Karen O’Neill and Stephen O’Neill ’77 Ebtissam Oraby and Ayman Burik Karen O’Shea and Kevin O’Shea Sue Palk and Jeffrey Palk Jenifer Panner and Aaron Panner Zeinab Partow and Juan Gaviria Lisa Pelstring and Jim Boyd Elisabetta Prat and Kotaro Ishi Mary Dixon Raibman ’85 and Michael Raibman Beth Rosenstein and Andrew Rosenstein Hattie Ruttenberg and Jonathan Molot John Sheridan Jr. Niamh Sheridan and Barry Merriman Claire Shipman and James Carney Pinky Singh and Sandeep Singh Stacey Davis Stewart and Jarvis Stewart Margaret Taylor and Angus Worthing Priscilla Taylor and Scott Taylor Camille Thornton and Malcolm Lassman Gita Satterlee van Heerden Tracy Wagner and Elliot Wagner Rose Wallace and William Wallace III Lisa Ward and Pope Ward ’85 Monica Watkins and Alphonse Valbrune Meridith Webster and David Fauvre Suzanne White and David Keyser
Beth Wilkinson and David Gregory Danae Wright ’87 and Mark Strong Eun Yang and Robert Kang Kathryn Youel Page and Kevin Youel Page Helen Zhang and Edward Liu
CLASS OF 2022 8th Grade
Lisa Arrington and Thadeus Arrington Jr. Allison Leader and Andrew Aurbach ’86 Virginia Avanesyan and Suren Avanesyan Stephanie Babcock and Robert Babcock Amy Berman and Joshua Berman Piper Beveridge and Michael Beveridge ’82 Jianfang Bian and Xiaohui Zou Elena Boley and David Leviss Catharina Wrede Braden and Nick Braden Frankie Brown Sheila Cheston and Graham Dower Carla Clyburn and William Clyburn Stephanie Martz and Chris Davies ’88 Anne Dickerson and John Dickerson ’87 Jocelyn Dyer and Michael Flanagan Marjan Ehsassi and Louis Horst III Renee Fried and Michael Fried Nina Goodman and Gideon Lachman Lisa Gunty and Murry Gunty Jennifer Heimert and Andrew Heimert Amy Henderson and John Fuson Vanessa Hill Johnson and Edward Johnson Damon Jones Shirley Kalwaney and Samir Patel Maia Kats and Greg Kats Julie Katzman and Simon Steel Andrea Kaufman Elizabeth Kay and Matthew Kay Dianne Keppler and John Keppler Michele Klopner and Tom Hutchins Caroline Krass and William Passmore Pamela Kurland and David Marchick DeDe Lea and Dallas Lea Gia Lee and Jeremy Maltby Eliza Leighton ’91 and Josh Wright Jennifer Levy and Michael Levy Jianping Li and Guo Li Stacey Lubar and Gregory Lubar ’88 Nancy Margie and Paul Margie Eliza Lowen McGraw ’90 and John McGraw Dana Milbank Laurel Miller and Mark Johnston Auysha Muhayya and William Degener Georgine Newman-Alawode and Abayomi Alawode Jennifer O’Connor and David Case Susan Oswald and Robert Oswald ’86 Lucy Leffingwell Owen ’87 and James Burns Priya Parikh and Gunjan Parikh Nancy Piho and Paul Piho Alison Pion and Kurosh Majd Estee Portnoy and Elliott Portnoy Anjali Parekh Prakash and Gautam Prakash ’87 Andrea Rice and John Rice Evangelia Rodousakis-Xanthos and Ioannis Xanthos Eleni Rossides ’85 and Nikolas Bezianis Aparna Sabherwal and Ajay Sabherwal Kim Scardino Angela Smith and G. Clark Smith
Shana Smith and Stuart Smith Aiman Stuckart and Mark Stuckart Svetlana Tabaniukhava and Zviad Phagava Lynn Taliento and Michael Warren Zhe Tang and Haifeng Bao Elizabeth Trimble Katherine Trinidad and Mark Garon Katharine Weymouth Maureen O’Connor Witter and Jonathan Witter Edith Furber Zhang ’81 and Jeffrey Zhang
CLASS OF 2021 9th Grade
Anonymous Suzanne Adler and Eric Adler ’82 Swati Agrawal and Anthony Saldana Edie Albert and Michael Albert Ellen Alexander and Jeff Alexander Robyn Alexander and Jeffrey Alexander Cheryl Amitay and Giancarlo Appiani Julie Anbender and Brian Hurley Merry Anderson and Brian Anderson Haleh Bakhash and John Warden Liz Baldick and Nick Baldick Tracy Ballard and John Gorman Karen Banks and Terry Banks Carriellen Beaudreau and Tommy Beaudreau Marla Beck and Barry Beck Azin Bekhrad and Bahman Rowhani Ilona Birenbaum and Matthew Birenbaum ’83 Amy Bjarnason and David Bjarnason Elizabeth Brown and Kevin Cullen Anjali Calhoun and Martin Calhoun Amanda Derryck Castel ’91 and Guillaume Castel Tessa Cholmondeley and Douglas Tyson Martina Copelman and Alejandro Werner Renata Craig and Julian Craig Ragini Dalal and Dhiren Patel Abigail Davenport and Todd Davenport Sue Deagle Kristen Donoghue and Jonathan Hacker Brenda Ellison and Philip Benson Jr. Phyllis Fagell and Steven Fagell Abimbola Fatukasi and Omololu Fatukasi Jennifer Fisher and Noel Fisher Carrie Flaxman and Craig Margolis Nychelle Fleming and Debario Fleming Karin Flynn and John Flynn Laureen Gaston and Jack Cayouette Blair Giannini and Eugene Giannini Ana Gilbert and Jeffrey Gilbert Leigh Gilman and Jeffrey Wheeler Amy Goldberg and Harry Schwartz Sudeepa Gupta and Ajay Gupta Shazmah Hakim and Jeffrey Florian Lee Ann Hart and Christopher Hart Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Simeon Colson Nancy Jacobson and Mark Penn Sarah Jeffries and Steven Diamond Cecilia Kang and Oltac Unsal Alice Reed Keating and Peter Keating Courtenay Labson and Michael Labson Silva Lalayan and Vahram Stepanyan Elisabeth LaMotte and K. Russell LaMotte Diana Lazarus ’85 and William Barker Joy Lewis Anastassiya Marina and Lan Wu Dana Marzilli and Alan Marzilli
CLASS OF 2020 10th Grade
Anonymous (3) Dina Abu-Ghaida and Saeed Abu-Elnaj Salma Hasan Ali and Arif Ali Karena Crocker Anderson ’89 and Kai Anderson Kidest Assegued and Mel Negussie Allison Leader and Andrew Aurbach ’86 Elizabeth Barratt-Brown and Ralph Bosworth Dewey Shuchi Bhatt and Raj Deol Catharina Wrede Braden and Nick Braden Lael Brainard and Kurt Campbell Yolanda Brown and Averrett Brown Alexandra Caramazza and Francesco Caramazza Monica Chopra and Neeraj Chopra Carla Clyburn and William Clyburn Stephanie Martz and Chris Davies ’88 Shyami de Silva Unur Demberel and Dorj Lhaajav Canaan Demissie and Adane Negussie Anne Dickerson and John Dickerson ’87 Patricia Doyle and James Doyle Eveleen Eaton and Michael Eaton Mark Erwin Phyllis Fagell and Steven Fagell
Susan Fant and Ruff Fant III Cristina Faz and Xavier Faz Dana Gershon and Jonah Pesner Louise Greenspan and Jay Greenspan Joan Grimson and Jeffrey Grimson Shannon Hawkins and Matthew Herrington Hilary Barnes Hoopes and Robert Hoopes Maria Ionata and Nicholas Restifo Gail Jacobs and Aztec Jacobs Dominique Johnson and Lee Johnson Vanessa Hill Johnson and Edward Johnson Lauren Jones and Thomas Jones Maia Kats and Greg Kats Julie Katzman and Simon Steel Jelena Kecmanovic Min Kim and Mark Pederson Pamela Kurland and David Marchick Elisabeth LaMotte and K. Russell LaMotte Celine La Vina and Ricky La Vina Diana Lazarus ’85 and William Barker Jane Legg and Mattias Lundberg Carol Leonnig and John Reeder May Liang and James Lintott Ksenya Litvak and Michael Kachman Amy Liu and Mike Jing Marjan Matin and Madjid Matin Sally McCarthy and Matthew Walker Quinn McClean and Joe McClean Karen McCann McClelland and John McClelland Donna McPartland and Frank McPartland Nicole Mitchell and David Mitchell Leanne Mos and Jake Weinstock Lisa Newcombe and Bryan Newcombe Carmen Nonay and Beat Heggli Susan O’Mara and Timothy O’Mara Karen O’Shea and Kevin O’Shea Susan Oswald and Robert Oswald ’86 Sue Palk and Jeffrey Palk Amisha Pandya and Sergei Kuzmenchuk Jenifer Panner and Aaron Panner Karen Richter Panth and Sanjaya Panth Nan Pickens and David Pickens Melinda Pierce and James Woodwell Alison Pion and Kurosh Majd Margarita Prieto and Mark Michael Tara Primis and Craig Primis Georgia Ravitz and Peter Basser Julie Ray and Andrew Ray Shannon Rosoff and Laurence Rosoff Hattie Ruttenberg and Jonathan Molot Shawna Saaty and John Saaty Aparna Sabherwal and Ajay Sabherwal Ethel Sennhauser and Mark Sundberg Claire Shipman and James Carney Pinky Singh and Sandeep Singh Craig Small Eric Sundberg Priscilla Taylor and Scott Taylor Nandini Thillairajah and Rajakanthan Thillairajah Lisa Ward and Pope Ward ’85 Ann Roberts and David Weigert ’83 Earnest Williams, Jr. Gina Williams and Derek Williams Joy Willing and Blair Willing Anne Witkowsky and John Barker Haregewoin Young and Jaison Young Elizabeth Zeidman ’76 Beth Zeugin and Lee Zeugin
CLASS OF 2019 11th Grade
Anonymous (2) Suzanne Adler and Eric Adler ’82 Virginia Avanesyan and Suren Avanesyan Anita Babbar-Goel and Vic Goel Malahat Baig-Amin and Magdi Amin Haleh Bakhash and John Warden Jacqueline Becker and Scott Schipma Christine Beckman and Theodore Mitchell Lisa Blatt and David Blatt Sherri Cafritz and Laurence Cafritz ’81 Camilla Carpenter Priscilla Cheng and Andre Cheng Josephine Kim Choi and John Choi Susanna D’Andrea and Paul D’Andrea Ragini Dalal and Dhiren Patel Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jason DeParle Deborah Doddy and Hurley Doddy ’81 Kristen Donoghue and Jonathan Hacker Margaret Dotzel and Eric Mogilnicki Marian Ehsassi and Louis Horst III Richelle Fatheree and James Fatheree Comfort Fokumlah and Dennis Gang Susan Ford and Peter Ford Barbara Swoboda and Eric Fredell ’78 Kimberley Edelin Freeman Renee Fried and Michael Fried Kate Fulton and Robert Kyle Amy Gleklen and Jonathan Gleklen Amy Goldberg and Harry Schwartz Elise Goldstein and Glen Goldstein Joan Grimson and Jeffrey Grimson Lisa Gunty and Murry Gunty Annika Haksar and Vikram Haksar Carl Halbreiner Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner ’78 Katy Harvey and G. Michael Harvey Shannon Hawkins and Matthew Herrington Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and Peter Hutt ’80 Carrie Irvin and Stuart Irvin ’80 Sunita Iyer and Ayaz Shaikh Lauren Jones and Michael Jones Julie Jubeir and T.J. Jubeir Elizabeth Kay and Matthew Kay Shelley Kee and Arnold Kee Daniela Klingebiel and Steven Polansky Nicole Klingen and Christoph Klingen Mary Kostel and Gregory DiMeglio Caroline Krass and William Passmore Jessica Cowan and Sanjaya Krishna ’83 Katharine Landfield and Morgan Landy Stacey Lubar and Gregory Lubar ’88 Susan Maniatis and M. Alexis Maniatis Lori McFarling and Tim Masters Donna McPartland and Frank McPartland Vanessa Miranda and Fredy Miranda Krista Moody and Jason Gray Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Sheoli Pargal and Ajay Ghei Jami Passer and Bill Passer Margaret Miniter Paulsen ’83 and Peter Paulsen Stacey Peikin and David Peikin Juan Pereira Michael Pickrum Claudia Piras and Mauricio Orellana Analia Porras and Carlos Bruetman Estee Portnoy and Elliott Portnoy Evangelia Rodousakis-Xanthos and Ioannis Xanthos
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Dipali Mehta and Mark Nelson Sarah Meyers and Christopher Meyers Keiko Morgenstern and Michael Morgenstern Carmen Nonay and Beat Heggli Ebtissam Oraby and Ayman Burik Ingrid Ott and Douglas Jones Lucy Leffingwell Owen ’87 and James Burns Stacy Patwardhan and Ashish Patwardhan Stacey Peikin and David Peikin Juan Pereira Maria Martinez Peria and Sergio Schmukler Michael Pickrum Rachel Pierre Mary Dixon Raibman ’85 and Michael Raibman Jeannie Rhee and Christopher Rhee Sangeeta Rhoads and James Rhoads ’88 Christy Ross and Garth Ross Mary Margaret Scharf Ferehiwot Shanka and Nigussie Woldetsadik Jennifer Solomon and Todd Solomon Janie Song and David Song Winnie Stachelberg and Victoria Phillips Stacey Davis Stewart and Jarvis Stewart Amy Swindell and Richard Swindell Camille Thornton and Malcolm Lassman Hadley Truettner and Daniel Robison Susan Van Meter and Stephen Van Meter Betsey Waugh and Tom Waugh Sophia Coudenhove-Kalergi and Jeremy Weinberg ’88 Eleise White and Nigel Anthony Jill White and E. Burton White III Sarah Whitesell and Wan Kim Beth Wilkinson and David Gregory Elizabeth Winslow and Scott Winslow Maureen O’Connor Witter and Jonathan Witter Jennifer Wood and Michael Wood Jr. ’93 Mei Xu and Alessandro Rebucci Kathryn Youel Page and Kevin Youel Page Jennifer Yu and Gary Li Joy Zhou and Allen Zhang
Joan Rohlfing and Pallav Das Lee Satterfield and Patrick Steel Alison Schafer ’81 Jona Sekhon and Jatinder Sekhon Kavita Sethi and Fred Olowin Sandy Shapiro and David Shapiro Alison Bernstein Shulman ’83 and John Shulman Jennifer Solomon and Todd Solomon Caroline Springer and Stephen Springer Liz Steinglass and David Steinglass Kimberly Conliffe Stephens and T. Reed Stephens Amy Swindell and Richard Swindell Karen Tarazi and Iyad Tarazi Hadley Truettner and Daniel Robison Fernanda van der Laan and Berend van der Laan Tessa van der Willigen and Jonathan Walters Supriya Varma and John Coleman Betsey Waugh and Tom Waugh Sarah Whitesell and Wan Kim Juli Wilson-Black and Robert Wilson-Black Mei Xu and Alessandro Rebucci
CLASS OF 2018
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Anonymous (1) Foziy Abdo and Nesro Hassen Danielle Aguto and Jose Aguto Anne Albright and Geoffrey Watson Ellen Alexander and Jeff Alexander Antonia Allen-Sesker Julie Anbender and Brian Hurley Karena Crocker Anderson ’89 and Kai Anderson Maria Aspinwall and Craig Conners Anita Babbar-Goel and Vic Goel Liz Baldick and Nick Baldick Kathryn Bauman-Hill and John Hill Marian Blazes and David Blazes Julia Bloom and Charles Wright Lael Brainard and Kurt Campbell Michele Campoamor and Fernando Campoamor Bonnie Chao and Philip Chao Jean Chen and David Chen Jill Chessen and Daniel Cohen Colette Chichester and Mark Chichester ’86 Patricia Chu and Lee Ewing Claudia Chudacoff and Alan Wonneberger Wendy Cividanes and Emilio Cividanes Gregory Cork Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jason DeParle Anjali Desai-Margolin and Murray Margolin Karen Devlin and James Devlin Marlin Dohlman and Peter Dohlman Melina Formisano-Dunn and Raymond Dunn IV Yelena Frankel and Michael Frankel Rahel Gebremariam and Aglog Gebremariam Rita Gupta and AJ Gupta Elaine Harrington and Mark Harrington Charlotte Hartley and Matthew Gould Anne Hefter and Scott Hefter Miriam Herman and Sanford Stark Ivy Howells and Horace Howells ’86 Emily Bowman Johnson and Thomas Johnson Lauren Jones and Thomas Jones Min Kim and Mark Pederson Andrea Kirsch and David Kirsch Helen Kirsch Nicholas Kirsch Katherine Kislovskiy and Eugene Kislovskiy
Silva Lalayan and Vahram Stepanyan Lisa Larragoite and Thomas Kohn Diana Lazarus ’85 and William Barker Karen Levy ’85 and Mitchell Rabinowitz Jianping Li and Guo Li Karen Barker Marcou and George Marcou ’75 Anastassiya Marina and Lan Wu Capricia Marshall and Robert Marshall Sally McCarthy and Matthew Walker Quinn McClean and Joe McClean Sandra McCoy and Thomas McCoy Mekedes Menisher and Amare Worku Sarah Meyers and Christopher Meyers Andrea Miano and Kevin Hodges Gina Mirigliano and Peter Butturini MaryAnn Nash and Richard Nash Francesca Mengarelli Neaher and Edward Neaher Gabriella Newes-Adeyi and Olusoji Adeyi Georgine Newman-Alawode and Abayomi Alawode Cynthia Ogden and Christopher Lord Karen Richter Panth and Sanjaya Panth Gina Polidoro and Michael Mundaca Tara Primis and Craig Primis Michael Romansky ’70 Nancy Rosenfeld and Adam Tattelbaum Anne Salinas and Carlos Salinas Helen Saxenian and Michael Saxenian John Shakow ’87 Donna Solhjou Siahpoosh and Ron Siahpoosh Joan Siegel and Mark Siegel Vera Siegel and Richard Siegel Mesi Tefera and Solomon Laieke Beth Tomasello and David Keto Daniela Wegmann and Mario Catalan Ann Roberts and David Weigert ’83 Katharine Weymouth Joy Willing and Blair Willing Aritha Willoughby and William Willoughby Coleen Gallagher Wilson and Neal Wilson Joy Zhou and Allen Zhang
GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS OF ALUMNI Anonymous Esthy and James Adler Felice Albert Madeleine Albright Tomoko Alexander and Carl Alexander Priscilla Alfandre* Anne Allen and Ed Wilder Mary Altevogt Joy Anderson and Dennis Derryck Estela Aspinwall and Richard Aspinwall Agatha Aurbach and Laurence Aurbach Jo Ann Bailey Mary Frances Bailey and Robert Bailey Judith Barnett Deborah Bateman and Jeffrey Koopersmith Diane Bernstein and Norman Bernstein Margaret Beveridge Natalie Bloom
Maxine Blume and Michael Blume Sue Judith Boley and Benjamin Boley Karen Bralove-Stilwell Susan and Steven Bralove ’60 Peggy Brin and Robert Brin Coralie Bryant and Ralph Bryant Amelie Burgunder and Bernei Burgunder Jr. James Carney Carol Coffin Beth Sackler and Jeffrey Cohen ’67 Margaret Cotter Margot Cunningham Joan Curhan and Ronald Curhan Martha Cusicanqui and Eduardo Cusicanqui Sr. Marika Moore Cutler ’64 Edvige D’Andrea and Lucio D’Andrea Michael Datch Thelma Daub and Ronald Daub Denise Dawson and Theron Dawson Robin DeGraf and William DeGraf Joan DeParle and Jim DeParle Maria DeSimone and Carlo DeSimone David Dixon Linda Donovan and Michael Donovan Karen Dwight and Glen Fleischer Eve Eckhardt Elizabeth Edminster and David Edminster Ellen Eisner and Sherman Eisner Lois Hechinger England ’43* Suellen Estrin Jeanne Fellowes and Peter Fellowes Mandy Fisher and Joel Fisher Linda Friedman and Harold Friedman Lincoln Furber Evelyn Gardiner Betty Garner and Edward Garner C. Gaskill and Hugh Gaskill Anne Gershon and Michael Gershon Ina Goldstein and Mort Goldstein Catherine Grant and Oliver Grant Elizabeth Griffith Mabel Grummer Priscilla Hambrick-Dixon and Charles Dixon Jo Ann Harris and George Harris Marlyn Harrison and Robert Harrison Thelma Harvey and Gordon Harvey Marian Heard and Winlow Heard Deborah Smith Hechinger ’68 and John Hechinger Jr. ’68 Jacqulyn Hefter and Laurence Hefter Judy Heiden Franzine Henderson and Harold Henderson Esther Herman and Gene Herman Natalie Hill and John Hill Bonnie Himmelman and Harold Himmelman Nancy Horst and Louis Horst Caroline Horwath Ginny Hoynes and Louis Hoynes Eleanor Hutt Kay Intrator Umber Iqbal and Nauveed Iqbal Georgia Kennedy Irvin* Roz Jacobs and Howie Jacobs Lynne and Paul Jacobsen Jane and Ken Jewel Jean Johnson and Adolph Johnson Margaret Kang and William Kang Diana Kogan and Israel Kogan Joanne Kohn and Alan Kohn
Kamal Verma Jessica and Peter Ward Renate Wasserman Patricia Weinberg and Robert Weinberg Judy Wilkinson and Bob Wilkinson Bernice Williams Margot Woodwell Lisa Wu and Carl Wu Rachel Yang and Hoi Yang Judy Zickler and Leo Zickler
PARENTS OF ALUMNI AND FRIENDS Anonymous (8) Sondra Abramson and Lee Abramson Meredith Melvin Adelfio Hind Ahdab and Misbah Ahdab Kulsum Ahmed and Khaleel Ahmed Wendy Aibel-Weiss and Lawrence Weiss Edie Albert and Michael Albert Robyn Alexander and Jeffrey Alexander Mary Altevogt Leslie Altschuler and Irwin Altschuler Joy Anderson and Dennis Derryck Elizabeth Applebaum and Harvey Applebaum Robert Archer Larry Attanasio Katherine Auerswald and Philip Auerswald ’83 Marilyn Austern Fida Awadallah and Roger Lloyd Hope Sinauer Babcock Monica Bailley and John Danilson Georgina Baker and Mark Jaskowiak Marion Scattergood Ballard Karen Ballotta and Bryan Garman Karen Banks and Terry Banks Carol Bartholomew and Edward Bartholomew Mary Louise Bartlett and Thomas Bartlett Dorothy Battemfeld David Battey Robert Battey Margaret Bauer and Lane Heard Ronna Beck and Paul Friedman Christine Beckman and Theodore Mitchell Cheryl Beil Miren Beitia ’72 and Carlos Zarabozo Barbara Bergman and Eric Bergman Marjorie Bernardi and Stephen Finucane Tracy Bernstein and Adam Bernstein ’81 Barbara Bernstein and Mitchell Bernstein Diane Bernstein and Norman Bernstein Lisa Bernstein and Joshua Bernstein ’81 Peyton Berry and Andrew Berry Susan Besharov and Douglas Besharov Margaret Beveridge Linda Bianchi Cathy Bierman and Jim Bierman Laurel Birch Ilona Birenbaum and Matthew Birenbaum ’83 Lisa Blatt and David Blatt Jane Eskew Blong ’68 and Glenn Blong
Sally Bloom-Feshbach and Donald Evans Carol Boochever and John Boochever Charles Bookman ’66 Brooksley Born and Alexander Bennett Carol Borut and Donald Borut Judith Bowles and L. Thompson Bowles Marilyn Bracken and H. Jerome Bracken Jr. Karen Spigel Bralove-Stilwell Gretchen Brevnov and Boris Brevnov Alison Brooks and John Yellen Ann Winkelman Brown ’55 and Donald Brown Jacob Noah Brown Judith Brown Kathryn Paull Brown ’66 and Wade Sovonick Bonnie Brownell and Jeffrey Bowman Coralie Bryant and Ralph Bryant Jennifer Bryant ’82 and Bruce Friedland Elizabeth Buchanek Diana Bui and Chi Duong Bui Mary Burton Rhoda Bush ’66 and Bruce Bush ’66 Sherri Cafritz and Laurence Cafritz ’81 Michele Campoamor and Fernando Campoamor Dudley Cannada and Russell Bridges Kristina Caplin and Michael Caplin ’69 Alexandra Caramazza and Francesco Caramazza Claire Cardella and Thomas Cardella Camilla Carpenter Wendy Carpenter-Israel and Stephen Carpenter-Israel Carolyn Carr and Norman Carr Rita Carrier and Stephan Carrier ’62 Samantha Caruth and Roger Caruth Mariana Casas and Luis Casas Virginia Ceaser Robert Chamberlin ’59 Irene Chambers and Reid Chambers ’58 Lizette Chanock and Stephen Chanock ’74 Priscilla Cheng and Andre Cheng Colette Chichester and Mark Chichester ’86 Hee Choi and Soon Hong Choi Josephine Kim Choi and John Choi Catherine Chow and Jabez McClelland Patricia Chu and Lee Ewing Claudia Chudacoff and Alan Wonneberger Sandra Cihlar Cathleen Clancy and Brian Kelsall Jennifer Cockburn Carol Coffin Denise Coffin and John Coffin ’87 Leslie Rodnan and John Cohen ’69 Helen Austern Colson ’53 and Earl Colson Barbara Conte Martina Copelman and Alejandro Werner Janet Cornfeld and Michael Cornfeld Sarah Corson and Dick Atlee Ann Cowgill and Scott Norton Susan Cozzens and Juan Jewell Rebecca Cpin and Bobby Cpin Winfield Crigler and Timothy Harr Susan Crowley Barry Cutler Marika Moore Cutler ’64 Annette Daley Noemi Danao-Schroeder and Russell Danao-Schroeder Stephanie Martz and Chris Davies ’88 Barbara Davison and Dennis Davison Shyami de Silva Margaret Dean
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Pungut Korytowski and Thomas Korytowski Audrey Reich Kramer and Kenneth Kramer Vivian Kramer Lucy Labson Diane Lachman and Tim Lachman Marilyn Lager and Eric Lager Ilona Landfield and Richard Landfield James Langley Valentine Larragoite and Claudio Larragoite Marlene Latortue and Gerard Latortue Arthur Lazarus Jr. Susan L. Leighton Paula Levy and Michael Levy Evelyn Lilienfeld and Pedro Lilienfeld Virginia Lintott Emily Livingston Jeanne Livingston and Robert Gerald Livingston Lindsay Major and F. Major III Ingrid Martin Doris Matsui Mildred Matthews and Delroy Matthews Anne Mazlish Jean McClelland and John McClelland Barbara McConagha and Alan McConagha Cathryn Ritzenberg McCulloch ’68 and Frank McCulloch ’64 Ruth Hutton McGrail Mary McGrath and Bob McGrath Carrie McHenry and Clyde McHenry Veda Mearns and William Mearns Ronay Menschel and Richard Menschel Janet Michael and Roger Michael Ellen Miller and Richard Miller Sabieann Minzner and Richard Minzner Nahid Mohamadi Gail Myers and Don Myers Mary Myers and Robert Myers ’58 Virginia W. Newmyer Elena Nightingale and Stuart Nightingale Jane Olson and Dick Olson Dorothy Orr Molly Panner and Bernard Panner Evangeline Pedas and Theodore Pedas Nelva Petrei Shirley Pierson and W. DeVier Pierson Barbara Pion and Sid Pion George Pittel Kathryn Polansky Constance Rhoden Jocarol Robb Michael Romansky ’70 Betty Sams Hannelore Schwabacher and Christopher Schwabacher Patricia Shakow and Alexander Shakow Elizabeth Sittenfeld and Paul Sittenfeld Shirley Small and Albert Small Marica Smith and Bill Smith Patricia Smith and Gordon Smith Robert Smith SaraKay Smullens and Stanton Smullens Linda Speece and Fred Speece Carol Springer and James Springer Sharon Steinberg and David Steinberg Eleanor Storck Jami Taff and Barry Taff Pattie Tobler and Billy Martin Maria Turner and Raymond Turner
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Elise Goldstein and Glen Goldstein Maria Gomez and Miachel Rexrode Sandra Toll Goodbody and Thomas Goodbody Carolyn Goodmand and Michael Moser Judith Goodstein and Richard Goodstein Judith Goodwin and Robert Goodwin Jr. Jonathan Gottscho Nicholas Gottscho Elizabeth Graves and Sami Geadah Cathleen Gray P. Burton Gray Gina Green and Peter Williams Katherine Greenberg and Neil Greenberg Natalia Combs Greene Sharon Greene and Sheldon Weinberg Elizabeth Griffith and Kim Griffith Linda Grodin Sheila Gross and Patrick Gross Madeleine Grunwald Mamadou Guèye Supriya Gupte-Thakar and Gautam Thakar Fatim Haidara and Tijan Sallah Annika Haksar and Vikram Haksar Carl Halbreiner Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner ’78 Susan Hammond ’78 and Jonathan Baker Deborah Barger Hanrahan ’57 and John Hanrahan Caroline Wolf Harlow and Robert Harlow Deborah Harmon and Robert Seder Louis Harrington Carl Harris Corliss Harris and Randolph Harris
Lee Ann Hart and Christopher Hart Ellen Burgunder Harter ’67 Katy Harvey and G. Harvey Meg Hauge and John Hauge Shannon Hawkins and Matthew Herrington Vicki Hawkins-Jones and Michael Jones Christine Healey and Ryan Brown Lisa Hearing Deborah Smith Hechinger ’68 and John Hechinger Jr. ’68 Marilyn Heiman Paula Heltzer and Harold Heltzer Deborah Neipris Hendler and Clifford Hendler Susan Hepler Miriam Herman and Sanford Stark Mary Hewes and Laurence Hewes III Lauren Hill ’83 and David Merlin-Jones Lawrence Hill Carol Hillier and Micheal Hillier Bonnie Himmelman and Harold Himmelman Debra Hipple and Bart Hipple III Karen Hoagberg and Michael Plesniak Jennifer Hodges ’79 and Valerie Foster Susan Hoffman Mary Jan Clark Holderness Louisa Schneiberg Hollman ’80 and Steven Hollman Anne Titus Honn and Richard Honn Hilary Barnes Hoopes and Robert Hoopes Zona Hostetler and James Hostetler Sherrill Mulliken Houghton ’60 Ivy Howells and Horace Howells ’86 Larke Huang and E. Kirk Huang
Why are you inspired to give to SFS? As the spouse of a deceased alumna (Linda J. Morgan ’69) and the father of a lifer alumna (Meredith L. Karam ’03), I am eternally grateful for not only the education that Sidwell provided to them but also the extraordinary sense of community that I have felt at SFS since Meredith enrolled in kindergarten with Mrs. Dowling and Mrs. Szoradi in September 1990. What do you hope your gift accomplishes? In Linda's memory, I have established a fund seeking to promote a faculty research and development center under the new strategic plan. I want Sidwell’s extraordinary faculty to be able to come together now to forge the Sidwell of 2030 so that it enhances its historic and commitment to educational excellence in the Quaker tradition. Linda let her life speak due in large part to the education she received at Sidwell. And Meredith has followed in Linda’s footsteps in that regard! I want the students who attend Sidwell in 2030 to experience the highest quality education. What is a favorite memory of Sidwell Friends? This may be the most difficult question of all because I have so many wonderful memories of SFS. But I think that my favorite memory is my service to the Fruit Flies, a group of dads who sold citrus to Sidwell families for pick-up at Upper School in early December. As a dad who was committed to being actively involved in Meredith’s upbringing, I found that Fruit Flies provided a wonderful sense of camaraderie, collegiality, and collaboration in a fundraising effort to benefit the Parents Association. Fruit Flies provided an opportunity for the dads to share in the fun of engagement with the School! What would you say to a fellow parent of alumni considering a gift to Sidwell Friends? I can think of no other institution that has had a more profound impact on my family than Sidwell Friends. Sidwell was and continues to be a welcoming community that promotes deep and critical thinking, provides a listening space for all voices to be heard, and, through its Quaker process of collaborative consensus, helps to produce informed citizens and leaders to maintain our American democracy. If any of this resonates with you, would you consider making a supportive gift to Sidwell to ensure that it continues to be an innovative academic and societal leader.
Michael Karam (P ’03)
Holly Deckelbaum and Todd Deckelbaum ’75 Ursula Dehejia and Makarand Dehejia Donna DeLaCruz and Lee Goldberg Lisa DeMarco and Leonard Goldman Alice Denney and Jill Denney Anjali Desai-Margolin and Murray Margolin Lisa Diamond-Raab and Paul Raab Philip Dimauro Margery Dimond David Dixon Lucy Ann Dodge Sally Donnelly ’78 and Eugene Rumer Claudia Donovan and Peter Donovan ’66 Margaret Dotzel and Eric Mogilnicki Sarah Dowd and Thomas Dowd Patricia Doyle and James Doyle Lora Drezner and Jeffrey Drezner Claire Dwoskin and Albert Dwoskin Lindsay Eakin and Terry Eakin ’62 Marian Edelman and Peter Edelman Elizabeth Edminster and David Edminster Diane Eichner and Ronald Eichner Amy Elsbree and Michel Ellert-Beck Dan Entwisle Jill Epstein and Todd Epstein Carmen Pereira Everett and Richard Everett IV Diane Everts Juliet Ewing and Henry Pitney Lynn Extein and Mark Extein Elizabeth Farr Barbara Faulkner Laura Faux-Gable Barbara Feer and Peter Joyce Karen Ferguson and John Ferguson Catherine Livingston Fernandez ’76 and Lewis Fernandez Ursula Ferro and Frank Ferro Nancy Fetterman and Marc Fetterman Linda Finkel-Talvadkar and Vivek Talvadkar Maude Fish and Arthur Charo Raina Fishbane and Charles Walker Miriam Gonzales and Michael Fitzpatrick ’83 Lisa Claudy Fleischman and Charles Fleischman Nychelle Fleming and Debario Fleming Kathleen Fong and Glenn Fong ’66 Melina Formisano-Dunn and Raymond Dunn IV Joanne Doddy Fort ’68 and Vance Fort Lucinda Collins Foster ’58 and Van Patten Foster Brandel France de Bravo ’78 and Mario Bravo Barbara Franklin and John Franklin Jr. Sherry Franks and Martin Franks Barbara Swoboda and Eric Fredell ’78 Felice Friedman and Michael Bromwich Leslie Gignoux Fritz and Scott Fritz Susan Pettey and Roland Frye Jr. ’68 Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen Lincoln Furber Karen Garlick Roberta Gasbarre Rahel Gebremariam and Aglog Gebremariam Denise Gershowitz and Joel Gershowitz Sheoli Pargal and Ajay Ghei Mieke Ghesquiere and Henri Ghesquiere Eleanor Glass and Andrew Glass Denise Scott Glassman and Peter Glassman ’67 Amy Gleklen and Jonathan Gleklen Beata Glover and Stephen Glover Carol Goldberg and Henry Goldberg Dorothee Goldman and Melvin Goldman Susan Sachs Goldman
Christiane Leitinger and Charles Shimanski Marian Lemle and Stuart Lemle Jane Lenherr and Kenneth Lenherr Karla Letsche and James Kearney Jane Freundel Levey and Robert Levey Ellen Levine and Fred Levine Julius Levine Karen Levy ’85 and Mitchell Rabinowitz Carolyn Lewis and N. Lewis Nina Lihn and Roger Wiederhorn Charles Lindwall Marcia Lipson and Lewis Lipson Vickie Lister Jeanne Livingston and Robert Gerald Livingston Charles Lockyer Jr. Deborah Lodge and Robert Krieger Jane Loeffler and Robert Loeffler Linda Loewinger and Andrew Loewinger Elizabeth Loizeaux and William Loizeaux Karen Lowe and John Lowe Ming Lowe Ann Lu and Larry Lu Stacey Lubar and Gregory Lubar ’88 Virginia Lum and Robert Young Margaret Smith Luthringer ’55 Susan Lutzker and Arnold Lutzker Ellen Mahan Harinder Malothra and Ashish Malothra Edith Mann Suzanne Marcou and Andrew Marcou ’78 Karen Barker Marcou and George Marcou ’75 Randy Margolis Jennifer Marron and Tom Eldridge Jane Mason and Arthur Mason Grace Masur and Henry Masur ’64 Doris Matsui Katharine Matthews and C. Dave Massey Rochelle Mayer and Eric Mayer Ingrid Mazique and Jeffrey Mazique ’70 Lindsay McAuliffe and Robert Reisner Mimi McBride and Jon McBride ’60 Nancy Richards McCabe ’46 Quinn McClean and Joe McClean Susan McDaid Kathe McDaniels and William McDaniels Diane McDougall Lori McFarling and Tim Masters Patricia McGinnis and J. Michael McGinnis Monica McGowan and Ramsey Johnson Ruth Hutton McGrail Cynthia McKee and Michael McKee Mary Jane McKee and James McKee James McKey Ann Medinger and Sean Beeny Rekha Mehra and Maurice Landes Lalise Melillo and Jerry Melillo Martha Membrino and Joseph Membrino Andrea Miano and Kevin Hodges Portia Migas and Joseph Migas Deborah Miller and Donald Miller Kathy Miller and David Miller Mary Ann Miller Ruthanne Miller and Robert Miller ’73 Sondra Mills Constance Milner and H. Hudson Milner Kevin Milroy Mary Milroy Juliette Milushev and Petko Milushev Ida Nakano-Minami and Wesley Minami ’74 Vanessa Miranda and Fredy Miranda
Lopa Mishra and Bibhuti Mishra Gwendolyn Mitchell and Robert Mitchell Jennifer Mitchell and Kendall Mitchell Sonja Mitchell and Lewis Mills Beverly Mock and Douglas Lowy Nahid Mohamadi Margaret Mook and Kim Jones Karen Osler Moran Keiko Morgenstern and Michael Morgenstern Peter Moskovitz Gretchen Smith Mui and Lincoln Mui Amy Murphy and Chris Murphy Mary Myers and Robert Myers ’58 MaryAnn Nash and Richard Nash Amy Nathan and Howard Fineman Francesca Mengarelli Neaher and Edward Neaher Gabriella Newes-Adeyi and Olusoji Adeyi Louisa Foulke Newlin and William Newlin Sr. Andrea Newman and Frank Newman Georgine Newman-Alawode and Abayomi Alawode Denise Nichols and Alvin Nichols Elena Nightingale and Stuart Nightingale Belinda Nixon and Gregory Nixon Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Joan Ochi and Douglas Bell Jennifer O’Connor and David Case Waafas Ofosu-Amaah Cynthia Ogden and Christopher Lord Cheryl Ohlson and Barry Ohlson Susan O’Mara and Timothy O’Mara Margot Onek and Joseph Onek Linda Osborne and Robert Osborne Marina Ottaway and David Ottaway Elizabeth Ozer Emily Ozer Nicole Ozer Karen Page Maryland Pao ’80 and Steven Holland Cassie Ghee and Thomas Park ’58 William Park Courtney Clark Pastrick ’73 and R. Scott Pastrick Margaret Miniter Paulsen ’83 and Peter Paulsen Helen Pearson and Glenn Pearson Elisabeth Morgan Pendleton ’59 Margaret Pennock and David Wood Rosa Perez and Manmohan Sabharwal Jennifer Perkins and Scott Henderson Lori Perkins and Douglas Perkins Monnie Peters Ann Peyser and William Peyser ’78 Lona Piatigorsky and Joram Piatigorsky Melinda Pierce and James Woodwell Shirley Pierson and W. DeVier Pierson Nancy Sweatland Pigman Marsha Stiefel Pinson Claudia Piras and Mauricio Orellana Marjorie Pitts and Fred Pitts Michael Pizitz Margaret Plank and David Souders Bunny Polmer and Henry Polmer Analia Porras and Carlos Bruetman Estee Portnoy and Elliott Portnoy Sudi Press and Fred Press Barbara Price and Scott Price Margarita Prieto and Mark Michael Ann Procter Marcia Rosenberg Pruzan ’62 and Jerry Pruzan Cordelia Puttkammer and Charles Puttkammer Sumati Rajagopalan and Krishnan Rajagopalan ’78
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Carol Hulme and James Hulme Margaret Wilner Hut ’64 and Alan Hut Jr. Eleanor Hutt Peter Barton Hutt Gretchen Sierra-Zorita and Peter Hutt II ’80 Maria Pallante-Hyun and Christopher Hyun ’80 Antonia Ianniello and George Chuzi Carrie Irvin and Stuart Irvin ’80 Joanne Irving and Channing Strother Sunita Iyer and Ayaz Shaikh Joyce Jacobson ’72 and Scott Brasted Merilee Janssen and David Oldfield Susan Jaquet and Philippe Marciniak Michele Tucker Jeffery ’68 Elizabeth Seale Jeppson Carolyn Mason and Adolph Johnson Jr. ’72 Jean Johnson and Adolph Johnson Jane Johnston Sara Fox Jones and Jonathan Barclay Jones ’74 Kathleen Jones and Aidan Jones Julie Jubeir and T.J. Jubeir Victoria Judson and Michael Esch Kathy Kadoun Hannah Kaiser and Robert Kaiser Lisbeth Kamborian Veena Kapur and Mohsin Siddique Michael Karam Sandy Katzman and Scott Katzman Barbara Kaufmann and Richard Kaufmann ’57 Susan Kaul and Pradeep Kaul Shelley Kee and Arnold Kee Ghutai Kellogg and Bruce Kellogg Cynthia Kelly and William Kelly Jr. Anne Kendall and David Kendall Ellen Kennedy and Leonard Kennedy Mary Ann Kibarian and Barkev Kibarian Adria Kinnier and Alex Kinnier Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Robert Kirkpatrick Andrea Kirsch and David Kirsch Helen Kirsch Katherine Kislovskiy and Eugene Kislovskiy Jill Klein and Frederick Klein Carol Kolsky and Martin Kolsky Nina Koltnow Patricia Koskinen and John Koskinen Mary Kostel and Gregory DiMeglio Audrey Reich Kramer and Kenneth Kramer Sara Kraskin and Stephen Kraskin Susan Rein Kraut Katherine Krents Lisa Kressbach Amy Krupsky and Kenneth Krupsky Dorothy Kurzrok and Neal Kurzrok Ann Labriola and Bruce Coolidge Rebecca Lafave and Arthur Lafave Alla Lake and Gary Lake Prudence Lake and F. David Lake Jr. Lauren Lamb and Dale Lamb James Langley Lyn Lansdale and James Lansdale Barbara Lardy and Nicholas Lardy Lisa Larragoite and Thomas Kohn Mary Laster Arthur Lazarus Jr. Kathleen Leavitt and Johan Suyderhoud Millie Lee Jane Legg and Mattias Lundberg Magda Lehovich and Vladimir Lehovich Ellen Leibenluft and Robert Leibenluft Susan Leighton
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Jamuna Raju and Murali Raju Laura Ratner and Mark Ratner Carolyn Hildenbrand Regan ’54 and Robert Regan Anne Renninger Janet Repka and David Repka John Reynolds III Patricia Ritzenberg and James Ritzenberg ’75 Shelley Robinson and Steven Robinson Robert Robnett Melissa Romain and Alex Romain Michael Romansky ’70 Magdalena Rondiak Ellyn Roth and Harold Pincus Barbara Rose Nancy Rosenfeld and Adam Tattelbaum Janet Ross and James Ross Ben Runnacles Cheryl Sanders ’71 and Alan Carswell Michael Sapir and Diane Sapir Monica Sawyer and Stephen Sawyer Helen Saxenian and Michael Saxenian Alison Schafer ’81 Marguerite Schinnerer and William Schinnerer ’61 Linda Wolowitz Schlafman and Tevia Schlafman Susan Schlickeisen and Rodger Schlickeisen Anne Schnell Josefa Tozer Scholz and Robert Scholz Norma Scogin and Sherry Quirk Nicole Scott and Bruce Scott Ellen Seeherman and Stuart Sloame Becky Jo Segall ’79 Helene Segal-Turner and Ellis Turner Sally Selby and David Selby Trustman Senger and James Senger Sandy Shapiro and David Shapiro Kalpakam Shastri and Arun Shastri Sally Shea and Michael Christian Susan Richards Shreve ’57 Alison Bernstein Shulman ’83 and John Shulman Donna Solhjou Siahpoosh and Ron Siahpoosh Larry Sidwell Joan Siegel and Mark Siegel Adele Silver Beverly Simmons and Henry Simmons Elizabeth Sittenfeld and Paul Sittenfeld Suzanne Slade and Jonathan Slade Katrinka Smith Sloan ’73 and Richard Sloan Shirley Small and Albert Small Tina Small and Albert Small Jr.’74 Joan Smith Karen Smith Marcia Smith Margaret Smith Pamela Smith and Daniel Smith Robert Smith Judith Soble Jennifer Solomon and Todd Solomon Nancy Sosnik Solveig Spielmann and Karl Spielmann Jr. Lauren Spiliotes and Nicholas Spiliotes Carol Springer and James Springer Caroline Springer and Stephen Springer Vivienne Stark and William Stark Naomi Steinberg and Bory Steinberg Hilary Stephens and Ty Stephens Joy Stern and Carl Stern Virginia Stern and Robert Stern Nell Granger Stewart ’82 and Garnell Stewart Carol Stoel and Thomas Stoel Jr. Sharon Stoliaroff and John Stewart Jr.
Anne Stygles and Richard Lesczynski Beata Stylianos Eric Sundberg Eleanor Szanton and Peter Szanton Celeste Szewczyk and John Mueller Arzu Tarimcilar and Murat Tarimcilar Shelley Temchin and Thomas Parker Suwanna Tengsuwan and Kasem Wattanodom Cynthia Terrell and Robert Richie Nandini Thillairajah and Rajakanthan Thillairajah Sharon Thompson and Grant Thompson Carolyn Atkinson Thornell and Richard Thornell Camille Thornton and Malcolm Lassman Beth Tomasello and David Keto Jasmine King Toney and Jeffrey Toney Thu Tran and David Katz Maria Turner and Raymond Turner Melissa Turner ’83 and Eric De Jonge Susan Ugelow and Richard Ugelow Susan Ullman and Arik Levinson Catherine Vanchieri Christine Vaughn and Christopher Dunn Susan Verner and Doug Verner Joanne Vine and John Vine Jennifer Swanson Voorhees and James Voorhees Deborah Wager and Robert Wager Sonja Wagner and Mark Wagner ’75 Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky Martha Walfoort and Clifton Elgarten Amie Wallace Patricia Waller Betsy Wanger and Steven Steinbach Jessica Ward and Peter Ward Lisa Ward and Pope Ward ’85 Ann Watkins and Robert Watkins III Katharine Watkins Webb ’76 and Timothy Webb Patricia Weinberg and Robert Weinberg Joann Weiner and Richard Weiner Janet Weller Shauna Miller Wertheim ’77 and Raymond Wertheim Barbara Wesley and Jeffrey Lezama Dorothy Bradford Wexler Amy Lear White and Dan White Jasmin Whitfield and William Whitfield Bradford Willett Joy Willing and Blair Willing Carol Wilner and John Wilner ’58 Laurie Wilner and Paul Wilner Coleen Gallagher Wilson and Neal Wilson Elizabeth Winslow and Scott Winslow Amy Winton and Jeffrey Winton Renee Wohlenhaus and Roger Weiner Rachel Rodin Wolman ’90 and Joshua Wolman Darlyn Wolvin and Andrew Wolvin Susan Wooden and William Wooden Judy Woodruff and Albert Hunt Jr. Tara Woods and Michael Woods Ann Wrampelmeier and Brooks Wrampelmeier Mary Wright and Frank Wright Rollyn Simon Wyatt Sarah Wyeth and Stuart Wyeth Patricia Wynn and John Perazich Stacy Yochum and Julian Yochum Lynda Zengerle and Joseph Zengerle Edith Furber Zhang ’81 and Jeffrey Zhang Joyce Zickler and Patrick Zickler
CURRENT AND FORMER CURRENT AND FACULTY AND STAFF FORMER Anonymous (2) Lydia White Adelfio ’73 Meredith Melvin Adelfio Autumn Adkins Jeff Alexander Priscilla Alfandre* John Arnold Ann Bahr Monica Bailley Karen Banks Sallie Barker Stephen Barker Laura Barrosse-Antle Anne Batzell ’70 Kathryn Bauman-Hill Joellen Becker Clare Beeny ’96 Andrew Berry Steve Birdsall Margaret Latterner Black Elizabeth Bolton Carol Borut Mara Bralove ’89 Karen Bralove-Stilwell Julia Breskin Frankie Brown Lauren Brownlee ’01 Patricia Carocci Mary Carrasco Samantha Caruth Zaneta Chambers Marianne Charny Brittany Chase Denise Coffin Danielle Cohn Helen Austern Colson ’53 Elizabeth Conley Barbara Conte John Cooper Jr. Sarah Burr Crockett ’88 Edward Crow Jr. Teresita Cuesta Gladys Daniels Carol-Lynn Davis Hayes Davis Barbara Davison Margaret Dean Ariana Denardo Anita Devon Ashley Doherty Thomas Donley Peter Donovan ’66 Mary Dufour Eveleen Eaton Elizabeth Edminster Whitney Ennis Dan Entwisle Diane Everts Rebecca Farnum Thomas Farquhar Nancy Fetterman
Christabel Methot David Miller Megan Zeleny Miller Mary Milroy Jennifer Mitchell David Mog Krista Moody Christine Morfit Jon Mormino Lauren Mossman Auysha Muhayya Barbara Munday Luz Marina Cardozo Munoz Burt Nadler Zarya Navarro Louisa Foulke Newlin Shonda Northam Candace McNamee Novoselnik ’98 Emma O’Leary Karen O’Neill Karen Page Joe Painter Arthur Pannell Jr. Tiffany Lamastra Parry Francis Pascual Ashish Patwardhan Elizabeth Paull ’68 Margaret Pennock Courtney Peterson Nan Pickens Keith Pierce Lucia Buchanan Pierce Ellen Rue Pierson Marsha Stiefel Pinson Julia Porter Joanna Greer Premand Asma Rahman Murali Raju Carolyn Hildenbrand Regan ’54 Joan Reinthaler Anne Renninger Mary Reyner ’71 Daniel Robison Marina Koestler Ruben Dia Karakantas Ruocco Michael Salmon Victoria Sams ’86 Stephen Sawyer Michael Saxenian Linda Wolowitz Schlafman Josefa Tozer Scholz Sonal Schropfer Norma Scogin Douglas Seaberg Cynthia Rumford Sealls Becky Jo Segall ’79 Sally Selby James Senger Aprille Kniep Sherman ’73 Benjamin Shute Jr. Bethany Sindy Eric Singletary ’93 Angela Smith Robert Smith Jennifer Solomon Samantha Pruitt Sonju Monica Sorensen Elizabeth Souder Cameron Jane Soulis Darren Speece
Eric Steadman ’86 Steven Steinbach Madeline Podnar Stewart Elizabeth Stoneham Piriya Suphaphiphat Richard Swindell Barbara Szoradi Maria Taylor Darby Thompson Gilbert Thompson Sarah Tiamiyu Anna Tsouhlarakis Ellis Turner Deborah Tyczenski Fernanda van der Laan Camila Villanueva ’03 Jennifer Swanson Voorhees Deborah Wager Tracy Wagner Amie Wallace Tom Waugh Katharine Watkins Webb ’76 Lawrence Weiss Josh Wells Julie Welter Logan West ’01 Louise Whalen Clyde White Jasmin Whitfield Adolfius Wiggins Carl Wilbur ’64 Soon Wiley Joshua Wolman David Wood Susan Wooden Michael Woods Rollyn Simons Wyatt Anna Wyeth Marilyn Wynn Lesley Younge Edith Furber Zhang ’81 Yuan Zheng
DONORS › ANNUAL FUND GIFTS
Ann Fieldhouse Raina Fishbane Debario Fleming Shannon Fooks Sam Francis Paul Galleher Bryan Garman Kathleen Geier Denise Gershowitz Ana Gilbert Leigh Gilman Jared Givarz Jeffrey Gold Richard Griffith Robert Gross Mamadou Guèye Loren Hardenbergh Angela Hare Danean Harris Jean Harrison Florence Hart Justin Heiges Rachel Hickman Louisa Schneiberg Hollman ’80 Kasaan Holmes Richard Honn Georgia Kennedy Irvin* Michele Tucker Jeffery ’68 Sabreena Jeru-Ahmed Juan Jewell Ronni Linowitz Jolles ’74 Christopher Jones Laura Jordan Rachel Kane Tiffany Kenworthy Min Kim Jorgen Kjaer Carol Kolsky Nina Koltnow Maria Koziebrodzka Audrey Reich Kramer Magdalena Kuhn Lauren Lamb Julie Langenbrunner Mary Laster Diana Lazarus ’85 Dominic Lee ’00 Jane Lenherr Stewart Lentz Richard Lesczynski Keith Levinthal Domi Long Margaret Smith Luthringer ’55 Steven Mann Joshua Markey Crystal Matthews Elizabeth Kerr Mayer Lincoln Mayer ’00 Lindsay McAuliffe Dan McCarriar Karen McCann McClelland Gretchen McCourt Alexandra McCoy ’04 Kathe McDaniels Diane McDougall Adam McNeil Lalise Melillo Martha Membrino Ethan Merlin David Merlin-Jones
Corporate, Matching, and Foundation Gifts
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The Schoolâ€™s ability to continue meeting and exceeding its highest goals for students is greatly enhanced by the gifts bestowed by family foundations and trusts in the philanthropic programs of major corporations and charitable foundations.
Anonymous The Abeles Foundation Adler Family Foundation, Inc. The Albert and Lillian Small Foundation, Inc. America's Charities Distribution Account The American Gift Fund American Endowment Foundation American Express The Ayco Charitable Foundation Barclays Educational Gift Matching Program The Barnsley Foundation The Baupost Group The Benevity Community Impact Fund Berman Family Foundation Bethesda Friends Meeting Blackstreet Capital Management BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina BNSF Railway Boeing Gift Matching Program BP Matching Gift Program Bright Funds Foundation C & E Winocur Fund of the Jewish Colorado California Community Foundation Capital One Services, LLC Caplin Foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York Catalyst Foundation Central Indiana Community Foundation Charina Foundation, Inc. Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. Charles Schwab Foundation Ciena Cares The Clinton Family Foundation Combined Jewish Philanthropies Commonwealth Financial Network Donor Advised Fund The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Covington & Burling, LLP Creative Decisions Foundation The Dammann Fund, Inc. Dart Group Foundation Dell Giving Derald Ruttenberg Foundation Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Dietrich American Foundation Donate Well Duskin Co., Ltd.
ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Flax Family Fund Foundation Source Frank Strick Foundation The Ganlee Fund Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust Gilbane Building Company Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund Gordon Foundation, Inc. The Greater Washington Community Foundation Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Herman Goldman Foundation IBM International Foundation ImpactAssets James and Betty Sams Family Charitable Lead Trust James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation Jared S. and Jenna A. Hendricks Charitable Fund Jewish Federation of Cleveland Kat and Whit Peters Family Fund The Levy Family Charitable Giving Fund Lichtenberg Family Foundation MAAK Foundation Inc. Mary Emma Armstrong Revocable Trust Mattel Children's Foundation Matching Gifts Program Melamed Foundation Merck Foundation Meriwether Godsey, Inc. Michael and Deborah Ratner Salzberg Family Foundation Mills Family Foundation Morgan Stanley Foundation Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc. National Financial Services LLC National Philanthropic Trust The New York Community Trust Norman & Roberta Cohen Family Foundation Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program - IL Northrop Grumman Charity Trust Account Nugen Capital Pew Charitable Trusts Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Philip F. Zeidman Revocable Trust Politics and Prose Bookstore Posner-Wallace Foundation Powell Family Charitable Trust Queensgate Foundation Robert Alfandre Foundation
Robert S. & Grayce B. Kerr Foundation The Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation Ronald Haft Foundation The Rosenfeld Rumford Steckler Foundation, Inc. S. Kann Sons Company & Foundation Sarah Tod Fund Schwab Charitable Fund Seattle Foundation The Sisco Family Fund Skouras Ventures LLC The Sulica Fund The T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving TCR Memorial League The Tholan Foundation Tidewater Jewish Foundation TPG Global, LLC United Way of Rhode Island The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Verizon Foundation Walt Disney Company Foundation The Warner Fund Inc. Weymouth Family Charitable Fund Wilmington Trust Womens Care Group ObGyn The Woodward Walsh Foundation YourCause, LLC Youth Initiative Fund Zickler Family Foundation
Honor and Memorial Gifts
GIFTS IN HONOR
Michael Adeyi ’18 Anna Aguto ’18 Yasmina Ahdab ’15 Yvana Ahdab ’11 Ellie Alexander ’21 Kendall Alexander ’21 Parker H. Alexander ’21 Parker J. Alexander ’24 Sarah Bagheri ’23 Kevin Bailey Avery Baker ’28 Ethan Baker ’30 Serena Baldick ’18 Susan Banker Colin Banks Laura Barrosse-Antle Erika Berry Michael Berry ’65 Shereen Beydoun Talia Brin ’29 Lauren Brownlee ’01 Coralie Bryant Ralph Bryant Joseph Bui ’92 Marie Bui ’89 Sophia Catalan ’25 Viktoria Catalan ’18 Brittany Chase Mamadou Cherif Curran Chopra ’20 Shea Christian ’17 Hannah Coffin ’17 Earl Colson Helen Austern Colson ’53 Elizabeth Conley Anna Cork ’18 Edward Crow Jr. Teresita Cuesta Chiara D’Andrea ’19 Nealie Deol ’20 Philip DiMeglio ’19 James Dohlman ’18 Albert Dwoskin ’17 Stuart Eizenstat John Elko Rebecca Farnum Craig Faulks Rachael Feola
Melanie Fields Joan Fleischman ’13 Philip Fleischman ’10 John Flower David Frankel ’18 Edward Friedman ’26 William Friedman ’24 Alison Fritz ’12 Audrey Fritz Leigh Gilman Jeffrey Gold Allie Goldstein ’16 Bradley Goldstein ’19 Hazel Gray Blair Bucknell Gregory ’72 Robert Gross Jackson Grossi ’24 Oliver Grossi ’27 Mamadou Guèye Sophie Haar ’26 David Hacker ’19 Elizabeth Hart ’95 Louis Heberer Billy Hefter ’18 James Holland Thomas Horcel ’13 Maren Imhoff ’73 Rebeckah Iseman Katherine Jacobsen Laura Jordan Henry Joyce ’12 Rachel Kane Liam Kirsch ’18 Nicolas Kirsch ’12 Jorgen Kjaer Leca Klam Ethan Kohn ’16 Grace Kohn ’18 Maria Koziebrodzka Gail Krotky Deborah Lader George Lang Ann Lanpher Dominic Lee ’00 Jane Lenherr Harvey LeSure III ’68 Jake Levine ’27 Derek Levinson ’13 Emily Levy ’22
Michael Levy ’24 Thomas Levy ’27 Mimi Liu Owen Liu-Bailey ’27 Zachary Liu-Bailey ’29 Richard Lodish Christopher Lu ’11 Melissa Lu ’14 Jennie Mah Chris Marciniak ’09 Justin Margolin ’14 Sarina Margolin ’18 Joshua Markey Percy Martin Robert Matsui ’25 Molly McConagha ’30 Wyatt McConagha ’27 David Merlin-Jones Isaac Miller Kristin Mink Jay Minzner ’30 Jon Mormino Nikhil Nelson ’21 Malia Obama ’16 Natasha Obama ’19 Thomas Ott Elizabeth Paisner ’07 Ashish Patwardhan Justin Peikin ’21 Sophie Peikin ’19 Gabrielle Pereira ’21 Sofia Pereira ’19 Samantha Pitts ’88 Julia Porter Nathaniel Potts ’18 Asma Rahman Joan Reinthaler Anne Renninger Emma Rippey ’20 Kara Rippey ’22 Christopher Ritacco James Ross ’95 Dia Karakantas Ruocco Susanne Dula Saunders Diane Scattergood Amelia Seder ’12 Daniel Seder ’10 Sally Selby James Senger Isabel Shimanski ’14 Adele Silver Jonathan Silver Michael Silver Jennifer Solomon Nicole Sosnik ’25 Alexander Speece ’29 Darren Speece Porter Speece ’26 Andre Spurgeon Steven Steinbach
DONORS › HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS
Thank you to the parents, alumni, faculty, students, and friends who paid tribute to someone special in their lives by making an honor or memorial gift that is both meaningful and impactful.
Bruce B. Stewart Shields Sundberg Ariana Syed ’30 Arman Syed ’25 Darby Thompson Mary Ann Todd-Williams Maurice Tome Jancy Shetterly Tonken John Touchton Ellis Turner Anya Vedantambe ’24 Christine Vick Camila Villanueva ’03 Katharine Watkins Webb ’76 Susan Willens Mica Green Williams ’14 Wyatt Green Williams ’17 Maya Soble Winkelstein ’02 Carol Wivel Michael Woods Philip Wright ’18 Anna Wyeth
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GIFTS IN MEMORY
Cassandra Alexander Priscilla Alfandre Frederick Anderson Morreen Bush Babb ’67 Helene Barcilon Elizabeth Barton Suzanne Basser Edna Mae Batzell Elmer Batzell Frederick Bohen Kip Brady ’71 Joel Brinkley ’71 Michael Byrne ’91 Mary Ellen Caplin ’65 Ruth Caplin James Chapman ’63 Andrew Colbert ’68 Alice Dater Betsy Dawson ’61 Anindya Dehejia ’78 Frederick Easton ’65 Michael Edgecombe ’75 Richard England Lucy Ferotte Eleanor Johnston Ford ’50 James Forsythe Lucy Frerotte Dick Goldman Marie Goldman William Goldman ’97 Oscar Gottscho ’49 Blair Bucknell Gregory ’72 Gertrude Guckenheimer Merida Harrington Sterlon Hawkins H. Henderson Jr.’62 Adam Henry ’87 Diane Hill James Hostetler ’81 Jay Howard Georgia Kennedy Irvin H. Stuart Irvin Mary Lou Peterson Johnson ’63 Michael Jones Andra Jurist
Mona Kanda ’91 Edward Kaplan Hall Katzenbach Jr. Bunny Steinwinter Kochavi ’98 Adair Lane ’66 Charles Lazarus Gigi Lazarus Harvey LeSure Jr. Jeanette Levin Philip Levy ’63 S. David Levy ’55 Christopher Ma Carl Margolis Thomas Matters ’65 Gordon McBride ’27 Doris Millholland ’42 Linda Morgan ’69 Michael Morse ’62 Caroline Murray Gobind Nankani James Newmyer ’37 Clarence Norment III ’42 W. Ofosu-Amaah Elaine O’Regan Allan Orr Florenz Ourisman Katherine Ozer ’76 Antonio Palmiero Mary Cornell Park ’67 Marjorie Peyser Theodore Peyser Jr. ’46 Martin Pinson Robin Hirshberg Porter ’71 Gerald Ravitz Chris Renninger Jimmy Ridley ’97 Belainesh Robnett M. Corinne Rosebrook Tyler Rusch ’04 Jean Russell Arnold Sagalyn Mhari Saito ’89 Oran Sandel Nestor Santiago Leonard Silverstein Belva Spidel Leslie Strathmann Diane Straus ’69 Andrew Tan Brenda Tan Benjamin Thomas Jesse Thompkins ’99 Barbara Thompson Neal Tonken Richard Ward Jr. ’68 Anna Watkins Linda Weiner David Weisman Jean March Westphal Laura Wheelock ’86 Roger Wilkins C. Rose-Marie Wright Christopher Wyatt ’91 John Zeidman ’79 Nancy Zeidman Jon Zucker ’70
Endowments ENDOWED FUNDS AND DONOR-DESIGNATED FUNDS
The Adler Family Fund
The Adler Family Fund was established in 2002 to support faculty salaries with preference that the recipient be an Upper School teacher.
The Greta J. Anderson ’86 Scholarship Fund
The Greta J. Anderson ’86 Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in spring 1989 in memory of Greta Jean Anderson ’86, daughter of William ’51 and Jane Jaspersen Anderson ’52, and sister of Alida “Lili” Anderson ’87. The annual income provides a scholarship for a bright, athletic, and civic-oriented Upper School female student.
The Anonymous #1 Fund
The Anonymous #1 Fund was established in 2002 by an anonymous donor for unrestricted purposes.
The Anonymous #2 Fund
The Anonymous #2 Fund was established in 2012 to support financial aid and faculty development programs.
The Austern Colson Gunty Kramer Endowment Fund
The Austern Colson Gunty Kramer Endowment Fund was established in 2017 by renaming the H.T. and E.K. Austern Fund and with the new gift commitments made by the Austern, Colson, Gunty, and Kramer families to provide financial
The Banks Family Fund for Faculty
The Banks Family Fund for Faculty was established in 2003 by the William and Karin Banks Family Foundation, Inc. The fund’s proceeds are used to preserve and reinforce teaching excellence at Sidwell Friends School. Primarily, the fund supports the Banks Family Faculty Chair, a distinguished honor awarded to a full-time faculty member in recognition of exceptional teaching. Additionally, the fund’s proceeds may be used at the discretion of the Head of School to support incentives that would help attract and retain faculty of the highest caliber and qualifications and thereby foster the highest level of academic excellence at Sidwell Friends.
The Frank Barger Faculty Chair
The Frank Barger Faculty Chair was established in 2001 by Daniel ’55, Alan ’59, and George ’64 Bernstein, trustees of the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust, as a means of recognizing distinguished teaching in the tradition of Frank Barger, former principal of the Sidwell Friends School Middle School and distinguished teacher of mathematics.
The Berler Family Scholarship Fund
The Berler family—Sandra, David, Daniel ’77, Matthew ’79, and Melissa ’83—established this endowed scholarship fund in 1998. Income from the fund provides a scholarship for a Sidwell Friends School student of Hispanic descent.
The Berman Tutoring Fund
In 1983, Allan and Michele Berman, parents of Gregory ’85 and M.J. ’89, established an endowment fund to support the tutoring of children with special needs. Berman Family Foundation Michele Berman and Allan Berman
The Adam K. Bernstein ’81 and Alison Bernstein Shulman ’83 Scholarship Fund Established in 1999 by the Bernstein family, this fund provides financial aid for an Upper School student.
The Diane and Norman Bernstein Family Scholarship Fund
The Diane and Norman Bernstein Family Scholarship Fund was established by Diane and Norman Bernstein in 2010 to support financially deserving students. Income from this fund provides unrestricted financial aid for Sidwell Friends students.
The Edith and Edward Bernstein Family Fund for Faculty Development
In 1999, Daniel ’55, Alan ’59, and George ’64 Bernstein established this endowed fund in honor of their parents, Edith and Edward Bernstein. The fund supports individual awards to faculty for professional development and curriculum enhancement.
The Edith and Edward Bernstein Scholarship Fund
In 1995, Daniel ’55, Alan ’59, and George ’64 Bernstein created this endowed scholarship fund in honor of their parents, Edith and Edward Bernstein. The income from this fund provides financial aid for Upper School students accomplished in academics, as well as athletics, community service, arts, or other extracurricular activities.
The Lisa and Joshua B. Bernstein ’81 Family Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Lisa and Joshua B. Bernstein ’81 in 2010 to support financially deserving students. Income from this fund provides unrestricted financial aid for Sidwell Friends students.
The Lisa and Joshua B. Bernstein ’81 Scholarship
Established in 2009, the Lisa and Joshua B. Bernstein ’81 Scholarship Fund was named in recognition and appreciation of Lisa and Josh’s energy, vision, and dedication to the Call Us Friends Campaign. Income from the fund supports an annual financial aid award.
The Boochever Family Scholarship Fund
The Boochever Family Scholarship Fund for Higher Achievement Program Students was established by John and Carol Boochever in 2005 and revised in 2017 to support financially deserving Higher Achievement Program (HAP) students.
The Ralph R. Boyer Fund For International Peace
In 1989, Alice R. Boyer, widow of Ralph Boyer, and their children, James L. Boyer ’54 and
Named endowed funds allow alumni, parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends to ensure that the values of a Friends education that were most important in their experience will continue in perpetuity. Endowed funds can be established in honor or memory of an individual or family and can be designated for financial aid, curriculum, or other purposes.
aid to students of all backgrounds who could not otherwise afford to attend the School. Marilyn Austern Dina Gila Rothstein and Phillip Austern ’94 Adam Colson ’82 Helen Austern Colson ’53 and Earl Colson Lisa Gunty and Murry Gunty Audrey Kramer and Kenneth Kramer Lotta Kramer and Aaron Kramer ’92 Richard Kramer Vivian Kramer
Christine B. Karalis ’57, established the Ralph R. Boyer Endowment Fund for International Peace. A portion of the annual income is expended in support of the School’s peace education program. Ralph Boyer served as a trustee of Sidwell Friends School from 1971 to 1980.
The Bralove Family Scholarship Fund
In 1985, the Bralove family established this endowed scholarship fund. The fund’s income provides a scholarship for an Upper School scholar athlete. Jody Bralove O’Konski ’75 and Mark O’Konski
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The Paul Vernon Carrier Scholarship Fund
In 1982, the family of Paul Vernon Carrier, a former School trustee, parent, and grandparent, established an endowed scholarship fund in his memory. Income from the fund provides financial aid for students who live in the District of Columbia. Rita Carrier and Stephan Carrier ’62
The Centennial Endowment Challenge
In celebration of the School’s centennial year, Robert and Arlene Kogod established the Centennial Endowment Challenge Fund in 1983.
The Dora Chao, M.D. Fund for Chinese Studies
Established in 2000, the Dora Chao, M.D., Fund for Chinese Studies was originated by her husband, Ching Tseng Teng, and their daughter, Mei Su Teng, and her children, Ethan ’02, Peregrine ’07, and Clarion ’08. The fund’s income supports the Chinese Studies program.
The Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund
In 2016, the Class of 1966 established the Class of 1966 Scholarship in celebration of their 50th anniversary reunion. This endowed fund is the first ever to be estbalished by a class and provides scholarship support to financially deserving students. Robin Ackad and Donnie Ackad ’66 Ralph Bauer ’66 Kathy Brown ’66 and Wade Sovonick
Mara Bralove ’89
Why are you inspired to give to Sidwell Friends? We wanted to make a family gift to SFS because the School has meant so much to us for such an extended period of time—eight decades. The School is part of our family. When I think of the most influential forces in my life growing up, it was my parents and Sidwell Friends. The School is my most important community. We wanted to acknowledge the impact the School has had on our family by giving something that will eventually impact multiple generations of other families.
Rhoda Bush ’66 and Bruce Bush ’66 Christopher Dematatis ’66 Amy Donovan ’66 and Tom O'Toole Claudia Donovan and Peter Donovan ’66 Victoria Longo and Carl Eifler ’66 Suzy Fleming ’66 Kathleen Fong and Glenn Fong ’66 Ilana Harman ’66 Duncan Hollomon ’66 Brett Howard and Dick Howard ’66 Doug Moore ’66 Debbi Nelson ’66 and James Nelson Martha Preston ’66 and Roy Flukinger Nannette Schwartzman and Joseph Schwartzman ’66 Barbara Sites and Jim Sites ’66 Kathryn Sternburg and Jon Sternburg ’66 Nancy Thompson ’66 and Wade Thompson
The Frances Cleaver Fund for the Musical Arts
This fund was established in 2006 to honor Frances Cleaver, an inspiring leader of the Sidwell Friends School music faculty from 1968 to 1989. Income from the fund supports the School’s music education program, including purchasing musical instruments, financing student travel to performances, and bringing visiting artists to the School.
The William Jefferso Clinton Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2006 through funds set aside in the School’s quasiendowment to recognize the contributions of President William Jefferson Clinton in the attendance, generosity, and success of the 2006 Live Auction.
The Saul Z. Cohen Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 1998, Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen established this endowed fund to support student financial aid. The fund’s income provides scholarships for students of color.
The Edwin I. and Nancy Dessoff Colodny ’56 Family Faculty Fund
This fund was established in 2007 in honor of Nancy ’56, Mark ’85, and David ’87 Colodny. Proceeds from the fund support the Faculty Enrichment Travel Program, which rewards deserving faculty with the opportunity for travel related to their areas of professional expertise and teaching interests at Sidwell Friends.
The Edwin I. and Nancy Dessoff Colodny ’56 Family Middle Income Scholarship Fund This fund was established in 2007 in honor of Nancy ’56, Mark ’85, and David ’87 Colodny. The purpose of the fund is to increase the number of middle income families in the School who receive financial aid.
The Community Service Fund
A number of donors have created a fund to provide general support for the School’s community service program. Adler Family Foundation, Inc. Esthy Adler and Jim Adler
The Kim Coville ’48 Scholarship Fund
In 1965, the family of Cabot “Kim” Coville Jr. ’48, which includes nine other Sidwell Friends School alumni, established an endowed scholarship fund in his memory. The fund’s income provides financial aid for an Upper School student.
The Harold Curtiss Jr. Memorial Fund
The Harold Curtiss Jr. Memorial Fund was established in 2002 with a bequest from Harold Curtiss Jr., a longtime teacher and Upper School principal. Proceeds from the fund are used for unrestricted purposes.
The Alice Dater Faculty Chair
This endowed faculty chair was established in 1984 in honor of Alice W. Dater, who retired in 1983 after 39 years at Sidwell Friends School. The chair was endowed through the leadership of the Lichtenberg Family Foundation, Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan ’56, and Daniel Lichtenberg Kaplan ’90 and subsequently supported by students, faculty, and alumni. A portion of the annual income is used to recognize excellence in teaching in the Middle School. Maria Turner and Raymond Turner
The Helen Towner Davison Scholarship Fund
Through a bequest in his will, William B. Davison, grandfather of Lindsay ’93 and Cameron ’04, established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of his wife, Helen Towner Davison.
The Jennifer Johnston Davison ’66 and Robert Virgil Davison Memorial Fund
This endowed fund was established by the friends and family of Jennifer Johnston Davison ’66 and Robert Virgil Davison, parents of Lindsay ’93 and Cameron ’04. The fund provides an
annual monetary award to a Sidwell Friends School faculty or staff member in recognition of excellence in meeting the extraordinary needs of a diverse community.
The Anindya Dehejia ’78 Fellows Program Fund
The Anindya Dehejia ’78 Fellows Program Fund was established in 2002 by the Dehejia family. The purpose of the fund is to celebrate Anindya’s spirit of inquiry, curiosity, vigor, and love of life by providing opportunities for genuine involvement in creative and innovative intellectual pursuits for the faculty and students of Sidwell Friends School. Ursula Dehejia and Makarand Dehejia
In 1999, David DeMarco ’76 established this fund to increase the collection of scientific books in the Upper School library as a means of giving back to the School, its students, and faculty. Income from the fund supports the purchase of books in the physical sciences, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, and chemistry. David DeMarco '76
The Alan Dessoff ’53 Fund for Journalism The Alan Dessoff ’53 Fund for Journalism was established as a memorial gift to the School in 2012 by Alan’s sister, Nancy Dessoff Colodny ’56; Alan’s daughter, Regina Dessoff Kessler ’73; and many of Alan’s family members and friends. Permanently endowed in 2015, the fund supports students’ experiences in journalism.
The Jean Peterson Diffenbaug Enrichment Fund
In 1998, the family and friends of Jean Peterson Diffenbaugh established this endowed fund in honor of her 90th birthday. Income from the fund supports activities for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Jean Peterson Diffenbaugh was director of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Sidwell Friends Lower School from 1946 to 1966. She was the mother of Patricia P. Strazza ’51, Sue Peterson Huguely ’59, and Mary Lou Peterson Johnson ’63. Sue Peterson Huguely ’59 and Geoff Huguely ’58 Pat Strazza ’51 and Richard Strazza
The Clarence Dodge Jr. ’32 Student Investment Fund
After his death in 2002, Clarence Dodge Jr. ’32, through his estate, made a gift to Sidwell Friends School. One fourth of the gift went to improvements in the Upper School’s Clarence Dodge Jr. ’32 Biology Laboratory. The remaining three-fourths of the gift established a fund for use by the Student Investment Club.
The Dozoretz Family Scholarship Fund
Beth and Ronald Dozoretz established the Dozoretz Family Scholarship Fund in 2000. Income from the fund supports financial aid for qualified students of color residing in the District of Columbia.
The Janice Drummond Fund was established in 2001 in memory of Janice Drummond, mother of K. Louise Novitch and grandmother of Julia Drummond Novitch ’02. The income from this fund supports faculty enrichment and development, with preference for the use of advanced technologies in teaching. Louise Novitch and Mark Novitch
The Nancy Dunn Life Science Scholarship Fund
The Nancy Dunn Life Science Scholarship Fund was established by Phyllis Dunn in honor of her sister Nancy Dunn. The fund provides financial aid for Upper School students who have an aptitude for and interest in the life or medical sciences, which may result in their entering a career in the field of human health or the practice of medicine.
The Mark Watson Eager ’74 Memorial Fund
The Mark Watson Eager ’74 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to remember the life of Mark Watson Eager ’74, who died prematurely in 1985. Income from the fund provides financial aid for Upper School students.
The Eakin Family Fund
In 1984, Lindsay and Terry Eakin ’62 made an endowment gift in honor of Ruth Pearson Eakin ’34 and LeRoy Eakin Jr. ’34. The fund supports a scholarship for an Upper School basketball player.
The Lois Hechinger England ’43 and Richard England Faculty Chair
This fund was established in 1983 by Richard and Lois Hechinger England ’43, parents of Richard Jr. ’72 and Joan (Nonie) England Akman ’68. The fund supports an endowed chair that recognizes excellence in teaching.
The Harold A. and Lorraine W. Eskew Memorial Fund
The Harold A. and Lorraine W. Eskew Memorial Fund was established in memory of Harold A. Eskew in 1995 by his widow, Lorraine W. Eskew. The fund’s income provides financial aid for students. Jane Eskew Blong ’68 and Glenn Blong
The Faculty Enrichment Endowed Fund Established in 1999 and endowed in 2014, the Faculty Enrichment Endowed Fund provides professional development opportunities for faculty through the School’s Venture and Faculty Enrichment Travel Grant Programs. Gifts in memory of Priscilla Alfandre Dudley Cannada and Russell Bridges Jane Johnston Lori Perkins and Douglas Perkins Leslie Rigby Beverly Simmons and Henry Simmons
The Faculty Salary Fund
Donors over the years have contributed to a pooled endowment fund that supports the salary budget for teachers.
The Faculty and Staff Support Fund
This pooled fund for faculty support is comprised of gifts from many individuals. Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner ’78
The Carolyn R. Fawcett Book Fund
The fund was established in 2001 by Brenda Fawcett ’70, in honor of her late sister, Carolyn. The proceeds of the fund provide financial assistance to students of color for the purchase of textbooks.
The Amy Weston Firfer ’41 Memorial Fund This fund was established in 1999 from an unrestricted bequest by Amy Weston Firfer ’41. This is a quasi-endowment fund created by the Sidwell Friends School Board of Trustees to honor the memory of Amy Weston Firfer ’41. The income from this fund provides unrestricted support.
The Ellen Kelly Follin ’29 Memorial Fund This fund was established in 1994 with a bequest from the estate of Ellen Kelly Follin ’29. Income from this fund provides unrestricted support for Sidwell Friends.
The Edward E. Ford Endowment for Professional Growth
The Edward E. Ford Endowment for Professional Growth was established by an endowment grant and matching funds in fiscal year 1984/85. The fund supports professional growth opportunities for senior secondary school teachers.
The Edward E. Ford Endowment for Salaries
The Edward E. Ford Endowment for Salaries was established by an endowment grant and matching contributions in fiscal year 1981/82. The fund provides support for the salaries of senior secondary school teachers.
The Edward E. Ford Endowment for Scholarships
The Edward E. Ford Endowment for Scholarships was established by an endowment grant and matching contributions in fiscal year 1979/80. The fund supports scholarships for Upper School students of color.
The George Fox Scholarship Fund
Established by an anonymous national foundation, the George Fox Scholarship Fund provides support to selected students who have been admitted to Sidwell Friends School and who require substantial financial assistance. Preference in awarding these scholarships is given to students whose families have overcome significant hardships and who will add to the socioeconomic diversity of the Sidwell Friends School community. Lee Ingram and Gregory Ingram
The David F. DeMarco ’76 Scientifi Library Collection Fund
The Janice Drummond Fund
The Allie S. and Frances W. Freed Foundation Fund
In 1985, the Allie S. and Frances W. Freed Foundation established an endowment fund in support of the School’s Chinese Studies program. Income from this fund supports the annual John Fisher Zeidman ’79 Memorial Lecture.
The Friends Middle-Income Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2006 to increase both the number of middle income families in the School and the percentage of families that receive some level of financial aid.
The Friends Stand Up Faculty Salary Fund
Comprised of contributions to the Friends Stand Up Campaign from several donors, this endowment fund supports the School’s faculty salary budget.
The Friends Stand Up Financial Aid Fund Donors over the years have contributed to a pooled endowment fund that supports the financial aid budget.
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The General Endowment
Gifts received from alumni and parents that are designated for the endowment and unrestricted in their purpose are included in the General Endowment. Income from the General Endowment supports current operations and supports the School’s goals for financial sustainability. Jenifer Panner and Aaron Panner
General Financial Aid
Donors over the years have contributed to a pooled endowment fund that supports financial aid for students. Leigh Jackson ’78 Barbara Sard and Burton Nadler Patricia Smith Wells ’51
The Goldberg Family Fund
In 1988, Carol and Henry Goldberg and their sons, Andrew, Bennett ’83, and Jon ’85, established an endowed fund to recognize outstanding Sidwell Friends School teachers and staff, to make it possible for teachers to pursue significant professional projects, and to meet the School’s important compensation needs. Marsha Pinson
The Richard W. Goldman Endowment Fund
The fund was established in 1990 in memory of Richard W. Goldman, father of Daniel ’94, William ’97, and Alice ’00. Income from the fund supports the cost of a sabbatical leave for one teacher annually. Lynn Sachs and John Sachs
The Susan Sachs Goldman Faculty Development Fund
Established in 2000 by the Goldman family, this fund supports individual faculty members through the School’s Venture Grant Program, which provides opportunities for faculty to pursue professional development and enrichment. Marsha Stiefel Pinson Max Pinson ’08 Rachel Pinson ’01 Adam Vine ’97 David Vine ’93
The Gordon Family Scholarship Fund
In 1979, the Gordon family established this endowed scholarship fund. The fund, created in memory of Samuel Lincoln Gordon ’73 and Anita R. Gordon, provides financial aid for an Upper School student. The Gordon family includes Gene, father of Jeremy ’71 and Elizabeth ’83, and Daniel, father of Mara ’04 and Joshua ’08. Gordon Foundation, Inc. Susan Gordon and Jeremy J. Gordon ’71
The Albert A. Gore Jr. Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2008 through funds set aside in the School’s quasi-endowment to recognize the contributions of Albert Gore Jr. to the success of the 2008 Sidwell Friends’ Live Auction.
The Gottscho Environmental Stewardship Fund
In 1993, Oscar A. Gottscho ’49 and Margaret Farrelly Gottscho established an endowed fund in memory of his parents, Ernest and Mathilde Wagener Gottscho. The fund’s annual income supports an Upper or Middle School teacher or student interested in research or a special project related to humans and the environment. Jonathan Gottscho Nicholas Gottscho
The Anthony and Mildred Gould Faculty Salary Fund
This fund was established in 1975 by Anthony Gould. Income from the fund supports the salaries of senior teachers.
The Samuel A. Guttentag Memorial Fund
The Earl G. Harrison Jr. Learning Fund
Endowed in honor of Earl Harrison’s 20 years of service as Head of School and established in 2000, the fund is intended to reinforce the School’s efforts to support students with different learning styles and developmental needs. The income can be used to provide activities and opportunities to help faculty become more sensitive to the needs of such students, or it can be allocated to the direct provision of services to students.
The Head of School’s Discretionary Fund
In 1988, the grandparents of two students established the Head of School’s Discretionary Fund as part of the School’s endowment. A portion of the income is expended annually as the Head of School wishes, to take advantage of unanticipated educational opportunities and/or to help the faculty and staff cope with unexpected personal emergencies.
The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Fund
In 1982, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation gave the first of a series of endowment grants, which established this endowed scholarship fund.
The Deborah Smith Hechinger ’68 and John W. Hechinger Jr. ’68 Fund
In 1996, Sidwell Friends alumni Deborah Smith Hechinger ’68 and John W. Hechinger Jr. ’68 established this endowed scholarship fund. Income from the fund provides financial assistance to a Middle or Upper School student accomplished in academics, as well as athletics, arts, or community service. Deborah and John are the parents of Jamie ’96, Kate ’02, and Jack ’05.
The Hechinger Foundation
Created in 2000 with funds from a gift to the Endowing Excellence Campaign, this endowed fund is designated for unrestricted purposes.
The Holderness Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 1988, George A. Holderness III ’60 established this scholarship fund in memory of his father. Mary Jan Clark Holderness
In 1987, Laura Lipson and Joseph A. Guttentag, father of Steven ’81, Adam ’83, and Alice ’87, established an endowment fund in memory of their father, Samuel A. Guttentag. The fund provides annual support for the School’s outdoor education program. Alice Kendall ’87 and Kennett Kendall
The Shelley and Allan Holt Family Fund for Faculty Development
The Amy Halpert ’93 and Sarah Halpert ’95 Family Fund
The Hutt Family Fund
This fund was established in 2003 by Beverly and Stuart Halpert. The income of this fund is used to assist Sidwell Friends School in accommodating students and teachers who have physical or learning disabilities, with a particular emphasis on those with hearing impairments.
Created in 2001, the Holt Family Fund supports individual faculty members through the School’s Venture Grant Program or other programs offering faculty opportunities for professional development and enrichment.
This fund was established in 1989 by Eleanor Z. and Peter Barton Hutt and their children, Katherine ’79, Peter ’80, Sarah ’82, and Everett ’88. A portion of the fund’s endowment income is used each year to support Horizon, the Upper School newspaper, as well as other Upper School student activities. Everett Hutt ’88
Peter Barton Hutt Peter Hutt II ’80 Gretchen Sierra-Zorita Hutt
The Maybelle C. Imhoff Scholarship Fund
The Independence Foundation Scholarship Fund
In 1971, the Independence Foundation created a revolving student loan fund to help provide tuition assistance to Upper School students. In 1996, the foundation converted the principal of this fund into an endowed scholarship fund for Upper School students.
The Lillian Grosvenor Jones ’25 Fund
The endowed fund was established with a bequest in 1986 from the estate of Lillian Grosvenor Jones ’25.
The Morgan and Karam Family Endowment Fund
The Morgan and Karam Family Endowment Fund was established in 2002 by Linda J. Morgan ’69 and Michael E. Karam, parents of Meredith Lyn Morgan Karam ’03. The fund supports faculty salaries and provides resources for faculty Venture Grants.
The Kendall-Laybourne Fund
In 1991, Anne and David Kendall, parents of Matthew, William, and Elizabeth ’95, established an endowed fund to provide financial aid for Quaker students. Anne Kendall and David Kendall
The Francis K. Kernan Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship fund was established in 1989 by Ann K. Macrory—mother of Benedict ’86, Lucinda ’87, Maud ’90, and Cecily ’95—and her mother, Maud T. Kernan, in memory of their father, grandfather, and husband, Francis K. Kernan. The fund supports financial aid and tutoring for students of color.
The Bonnie Susan Kiplinger ’56 Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship was established in 1981 by a grant from the Kiplinger Foundation in memory of Bonnie Susan Kiplinger ’56.
Arlene and Robert Kogod established the Arlene and Robert Kogod Fund in 2002. Income from the fund may be used for unrestricted purposes.
The John and Patricia Koskinen Scholarship Fund
John and Patricia Koskinen established this fund in 1997 to support the School’s commitment to financial aid. The fund’s income provides scholarships for Upper School students.
The Kovler Family Athletic Director’s Discretionary Fund
The family of Peter and Judy Kovler established the Kovler Family Athletic Director’s Discretionary Fund in 2003 with the intention of providing support for the physical education and interscholastic athletics program.
The Margaret Weaver Krull ’70 and Gary L. Krull Fund Sidwell Friends alumna and lifer Margaret Weaver Krull ’70 and her husband, Gary L. Krull, established this endowment fund in 2008. Income from the fund supports the School’s athletic program and enhances educational opportunities involving teamwork, athletic skill, and sportsmanship. Margaret Weaver Krull ’70
The Kugelman Family Fund
Established in 1993 with a gift from the Kugelman Foundation, the income from this fund supports the Ida Fisher Zeidman Resource Center.
The Vivienne and Malcolm Lassman Scholarship Fund
In 1984, Vivienne Lassman and Malcolm Lassman, parents of Robin ’83 and Justine ’97, established an endowmed fund to provide tuition assistance to faculty and staff children who attend Sidwell Friends.
The Stacey and Gregory Lubar ‘88 Faculty Salary Fund
Established in 2002, the Stacey and Gregory Lubar ’88 Faculty Salary Fund provides support for faculty compensation.
The Christopher Ma Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies
The Christopher Ma Fund was established by the Ma family and other donors to promote and support interdisciplinary coursework at Sidwell Friends School. The fund is designed to allow students to learn about important areas of study from the perspective of more than one discipline and to gain a broader viewpoint through the collaboration of teachers across departments. Olivia Ma ’01 and Sean Kelly
In 1976, the friends, family, and former students of the late Maybelle C. Imhoff, who taught music at Lower School for 14 years, established an endowed fund in her honor. The fund provides student scholarships, with preference given to Upper School students. Laurel Birch Philip Dimauro Kathy Kadoun Lisa Kressbach Vickie Lister Magdalena Rondiak Karen Smith Catherine Vanchieri Ashley Wivel ’89
The Arlene and Robert Kogod Fund
The Dess Mackay Fund
This fund was established through a bequest in 1955 by Elizabeth D. Mackay. The fund is in memory of Charles DeSaussure Mackay ’35.
The Mann-Paller Scholarship Fund
In 1989, Marsha and Alan Paller, parents of Brooke ’93 and Channing ’97, established an endowment fund to provide tuition assistance to faculty and staff children who attend Sidwell Friends.
Mari’s Fund (Term Fund)
Mari’s Fund was created in 2007 to honor the memory of Mari Schleuning by her family, Martin, Nathaniel ’03, and Jonathan Franks. Mari served Sidwell Friends as the assistant dean of students in the Upper School. She had a knack for identifying opportunities and getting things done, and she expected students and colleagues to do the same. Mari’s Fund continues her generosity of spirit by providing financial resources for the extraordinary needs of students, faculty, and staff and is administered by the Upper School principal. Her family intends this memorial fund to extend Mari’s caring manner to the many students who circulate through the dean’s office.
This fund was established by several donors to provide general support for the School’s three libraries.
An anonymous family established a fund in 2004 for the purpose of providing programs, personnel, or other activities designed to strengthen the teaching of mathematics at Sidwell Friends, particulary in the Lower School and Middle School.
The Richard Lodish Lower School Principal’s Fund
The Timothy S. Mayer ’62 Memorial Fund
Established in 1998 by grateful Sidwell Friends School grandparents, this fund is used at the discretion of the Lower School principal for educational initiatives, facilities development, or other important projects that fall outside the normal operations of the School. The fund honors Richard Lodish, who served as the principal of the Lower School for over 30 years.
The Lower School Library Fund
This fund was established by donors to provide general support to the Lower School library. Lou Harrington Marsha Pinson
Established in 1994 with a gift from the estate of Timothy S. Mayer ’62, this memorial fund provides support for Sidwell Friends’ theater arts program, particularly in the Middle and Upper Schools. This fund celebrates Timothy Mayer’s many contributions to the American theater.
The Arthur V. Meigs ’29 Memorial Fund
This fund, established in memory of Arthur V. Meigs ’29, was created in 1998 by his widow, Ellen Lee, and children, Mary ’76 and Ed ’80. Income from the fund supports student financial aid. Nancy Lowe ’76 and Rebecca Foreman Mary Meigs Thorne ’76 and Jim Thorne
The Millennium Scholarship Book Fund
This fund was established by the Sidwell Friends School Parents Association in 2000 in celebration of the millennium. The income from this fund supports the purchase of textbooks.
The Minority Scholarship Fund
This fund is comprised of gifts from several anonymous donors. The fund’s income provides financial aid to students of color.
The Linda J. Morgan ’69 Faculty Development Term Fund
In memory of his beloved wife, Linda J. Morgan ’69, and in honor of their shared belief in the power of individual faculty members to transform students’ lives, Michael Karam, with the full concurrence of their daughter Meredith Lyn Morgan Karam ’03, created this fund for a faculty professional development program. This seed funding will provide the Head of School with the resources for faculty professional development that is both sustainable and based on the School’s mission and values. Jill Denney ’69 and Roger Rosenbaum Michael Karam
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The Stephanie M. Phillipps and George E. Murray Fund
In 1997, Stephanie Phillipps and George Murray established this endowed fund to support Sidwell Friends in its efforts to expand and increase diversity. Income from this fund provides a scholarship for an African American student and/ or supports faculty positions for African American teachers.
The Newlin Family Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1971 by a gift from William and Louisa Newlin, parents of William ’75, Nicholas ’77, and Elizabeth ’79. The fund’s income provides financial aid to Upper School students of color who live in the District of Columbia. Louisa Newlin and Bill Newlin
The Newman Fund for Faculty
Established in 2001 by Andrea Fischer Newman and Francis A. Newman, this fund helps to ensure teaching excellence at Sidwell Friends School.
The Virginia W. and James M. Newmyer ’37 Fund
This fund was established in 2000 by Virginia and James Newmyer ’37. Income from this fund promotes and supports the teaching of modern European history in the Upper School in ways that will lead to greater school-wide understanding of and appreciation for modern European culture, history, and perspective.
The Clarence F. Norment III ’42 Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund in memory of Clarence (Clay) Norment III ’42 was established in 1997 by his widow, Nancy Norment McCabe ’46. Clay Norment was the father of Elizabeth ’70, Katherine ’74, Clarence IV ’83, Martha, and Sarah; the son of
Clarence F. Norment Jr. ’14; and the brother of Polly Norment Burke ’45. Nancy Richards McCabe ’46
The Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 by a grant from the Oaklawn Foundation, the income from this endowed fund provides financial aid to an Upper School student.
The Elaine M. O’Regan Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund In 1985, a group of teachers and staff members launched a fundraising effort to build a scholarship endowment fund to support the annual tuition of one student at Sidwell Friends in perpetuity. The fund was originally named the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund. On February 21, 2001, the Board of Trustees renamed the fund to honor Elaine O’Regan and to provide permanent recognition for her service of highest distinction and loyal commitment during more than 25 years as executive associate to the Head of School and Board of Trustees. Christine Wolfe and Ron Wolfe ’87
The Ottaway Family Scholarship Fund
In 1980, former Sidwell Friends parents Marina and David Ottaway established this scholarship fund. Income from the fund provides financial aid for Middle or Upper School students of color, particularly African American students who live in the District of Columbia.
The Kathy Ozer ’76 Memorial Fund
The Kathy Ozer ’76 Memorial Fund was established in 2017 to provide funding to Sidwell Friends Upper School students who have demonstrated a keen interest in food justice and farming to have an experiential educational opportunity. This endowment will honor the work to which Kathy dedicated her life. Karen Andrews ’76 Andra Armstrong and Noah Brown David Battey Robert Battey Nancy Bernstein ’76 and Rocky Schoen Scott Bradley ’76 Loretta Chi ’76 Cynthia Cobb ’76 and Henry Panlibuton David DeMarco '76 Beth Felber ’76 and Daniel Felber Cate Livingston Fernandez ’76 and Lewis Fernandez Victoria Gloster ’76 Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz ’76 Jason Horowitz ’82 Soye Kim ’73 Leslie Kogod ’76 Susan Labovich ’76 and Gary Labovich Jeanne Livingston and Gerry Livingston Pam Meyer ’76 and Fred Kempe Lenore Mirski and Mark Mirski ’76 Bret Morgan ’76 Carolyn Chamberlain Nazdin ’76 Lori Newmeyer ’76 and Stephen Cooper Lea Anne Ottinger and Randall Ottinger ’76 The Ozar Family
Mark Ozer ’82 Lori Price ’76 Alicia Sams ’82 Seattle Foundation Mary Thorne ’76 and Jim Thorne Fred Thys ’76 Kathi Webb ’76 and Tim Webb Norbert White ’82
The Parsky Family Scholarship Fund
In 1994, Gerald L. Parsky, Laura H. Parsky ’87, and David S. Parsky ’89 created this endowed scholarship fund to support the tuition of an Upper School student with exceptional academic and athletic achievements.
The Barbara Patterson Black Student Fund Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2007 to honor Barbara Patterson. Proceeds from the fund support low-income students attending Sidwell Friends School whose background, needs, and potential are consistent with the Black Student Fund program.
The Peace Studies Fund
Comprised of contributions from several donors, this pooled endowment fund supports the School’s peace studies program.
The David P. Pearson ’52 Athletic Chair Fund
Established in 2005, the fund supports athletics at Sidwell Friends School and, in particular, the athletic director.
The Marty Pinson Memorial Fund
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Marty Pinson, the Marty Pinson Memorial Fund is used for the unrestricted purposes of the School. Marsha Stiefel Pinson Max Pinson ’08 Rachel Pinson ’01 Adam Vine ’97
The Popkin Family Financial Aid Book Grant Fund
Established in 2015 in honor of their mother, Alice Popkin, for a term of three years, this fund provides book grants for students who receive financial aid. Susan Popkin Cahn ’82 and Lee Cahn Anne Popkin ’83 Louisa Popkin ’84
The Posner Family Scholarship Fund
The trustees of the Posner-Wallace Foundation awarded Sidwell Friends a grant in 1988 in honor of Irving Wallace’s 75th birthday. That grant was used to establish an endowed scholarship fund for Upper School students. Irving Wallace, the husband of the late Lillian Kahn Posner, is the stepfather of Lawrence D. Posner ’55 and
Elisabeth Posner Schouten ’57 and the grandfather of Stephanie ’88, Nicholas ’90, and David ’94. Posner-Wallace Foundation Elisabeth Posner Schouten ’57
The Powell Family Fund
Established in 2002 by Elissa and Jay Powell, the Powell Family Fund supports, in perpetuity, the core educational activities of Sidwell Friends School. Income from this fund may be used for unrestricted purposes.
The Press Family Fund for Faculty
The Raines Family Black Student Fund Scholarship Fund
The fund was established in 2007 by Franklin D. Raines. Proceeds from the fund support lowincome students attending Sidwell Friends School whose background, needs, and potential are consistent with the Black Student Fund program.
The Catherine Meyers Randolph ’54 and F.F. Randolph Jr. Media Fund
Income from the Randolph Media Fund, established in 2001, supports programs, activities, and enhancements associated with the Meyers Media Center in the Goldman Library and other media-related curricular and co-curricular programs within the Upper and Middle Schools.
The Reader’s Digest Scholarship Fund
In 1984 and 1985, the Reader’s Digest Scholarship and Leadership Fund at the New York Community Trust provided grants to establish the Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund’s income is distributed annually as partial scholarships to Sidwell Friends School students from middle income families.
The John B. Reeside IV ’65 Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 2007 by John B. Reeside IV ’65. Proceeds from the fund support students who would otherwise be unable to afford a Sidwell Friends School education.
The Saul Ritzenberg Memorial Fund
The Saul Ritzenberg Memorial Fund was established in 2002 by gifts from the Sylvia and Saul Ritzenberg family, including the Sylvia Ritzenberg Charitable Trust, Cathryn Ritzenberg McCulloch ’68 and Frank H. McCulloch ’64, Janne Ritzenberg Piper ’74 and Winthrop DeForest Piper II, and James L. Ritzenberg ’75 and Patricia Marks Ritzenberg. Income from the Saul Ritzenberg Memorial Fund provides unrestricted funding.
The Gerald and Joan Rodnan Memorial Fund was established by Leslie Rodnan and John Cohen ’69 in 2017. The Fund provides scholarship support to financially deserving students. Income from this fund provides unrestricted financial aid for Sidwell Friends students. Leslie Rodnan and John Cohen ’69
The Daryl Reich Rubenstein Art Gallery Fund
In 1988, Lee G. Rubenstein and his children, Beth ’77, Barton ’81, and Amy ’84, established the Daryl Reich Rubenstein Endowment Fund to support the activities and programs of the Daryl Reich Rubenstein Art Gallery.
The James and Betty Sams Family Fund
In 1987, Betty and James Sams and their children, James ’78, Alicia ’82, and Victoria ’86, established a fund to enhance understanding of Middle Eastern history and culture and to support the study of undeveloped nations and the peaceful resolution of global conflict. Alicia Sams ’82 Betty Sams James and Betty Sams Family Charitable Lead Trust Lisa Sams and Jim Sams ’78 Victoria Sams ’86
The George Sattlethight Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1997 with a bequest from the estate of George Sattlethight. Income from this fund supports grounds maintenance and beautification. George Sattlethight, who died in 1996, worked for Sidwell Friends’ Buildings and Grounds Department from 1964 to 1992.
The Diane Scattergood Faculty Fund
This fund was established in 2007 to recognize and honor the invaluable teaching and guidance of Diane Scattergood. Proceeds from the fund support faculty salaries.
The Victor Schinnerer Faculty Fund
In 1976, the late Victor Schinnerer, father of Sally S. Fant ’56, William R. Schinnerer ’61, and Sandra S. Carrier ’64, and grandfather of Kimberly A. Schinnerer ’00, established this endowed fund. Each year a portion of the income is expended for the benefit of excellence in teaching, program enrichment, and encouragement of and assistance to teachers. Marge Schinnerer and Bill Schinnerer ’61
The Mari Schleuning Scholarship Fund
The Mari Schleuning Scholarship Fund was established by Martin, Nathaniel ’03, and Jonathan Franks and their family and friends to honor Mari Schleuning, who passed away in 2006. The fund provides scholarship support to financially deserving Upper School students who
exemplify the traits that characterized Mari in her efforts to build a stronger and more diverse community at SFS—a generous and selfless spirit, a caring and compassionate demeanor, and a zest for life.
The Curt and Gertrude Schuelein Memorial Fund
In 1988, Marianne Schuelein and Ralph Krause, parents of Peter C. Krause ’85 and Steven C. Krause ’89, established an endowed fund in memory of Curt and Gertrude Schuelein. Income from this fund provides annual support, which enables an Upper School student to travel abroad to work on a special project.
The Robert A. and Betty M. Schulman Scholarship Fund
The Robert A. and Betty M. Schulman Memorial Fund was established by their children, John ’64, Barbara S. Crum ’67, and Michael ’73, following Robert Schulman’s death in 1987. Betty’s name was added to the fund following her death in 2006. Income from this fund provides financial aid for a Sidwell Friends School student. Barbara Crum ’67 and Bo Crum
The Sally Selby Fund
The Sally Selby Fund was established in 2016 by the Parents Association and many donors to honor Sally’s 32 years of service to the community and perpetuate the values that Sally championed. The fund may be used at the discretion of the Middle School principal to support learning opportunities for students, faculty, and parents that promote environmental sustainability, the Friends experience, and/or the social and emotional development of children. The Barnsley Foundation Anne Mazlish and Tony Mazlish Jasmine King Toney and Jeffrey Toney
The James D. Senger Faculty Fund
This fund was established in 2007 to recognize and honor the invaluable teaching of James Senger. Proceeds from the fund support faculty salaries.
The Sherburne-Van Heuvelen Family Fund
In 2003, the Sherburne-Van Heuvelen family established a fund to be used at the Upper School principal’s discretion to support priorities for the Upper School. Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc.
The Elizabeth Tyree Shutack ’18 Scholarship Fund
In 1981, John T. Shutack ’38 established an endowed scholarship in memory of his mother, Elizabeth Tyree Shutack, Class of 1918. The fund’s income provides financial aid to an Upper School student.
The Press Family Fund for Faculty was established in 2001 by Sudi and Fred Press and their children, Jordan ’96, Brooke ’98, and Jared ’02. Proceeds from the fund support individual faculty members through the School’s Venture Grant program. Brooke Press ’98 and Mark Krafft ’02 Sudi Press and Fred Press
The Gerald and Joan Rodnan Memorial Fund
The Shutack Family Fund
The Shutack Family Fund was established by Patricia and John T. Shutack ’38 in 2000. Income from the fund supports faculty salaries, student financial aid, or other purposes central to the School, as determined by the Head of School.
The Thomas W. Sidwell Scholarship Fund
In 1988, Mary Fox Whittlesey, Class of 1920, on behalf of herself and her late sister, Grace E. Fox, Class of 1918, established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of Thomas W. Sidwell.
The Sidwell Friends Community Service Endowment
In 2004, the Dunn family created this endowment to enhance and expand the community service program at Sidwell Friends School to provide for more international community service opportunities for Upper School students.
The Bruce B. Stewart Fund for Faculty Support
In 2001, an appreciative anonymous parent established the Bruce B. Stewart Fund to support faculty salaries, education, and development.
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The Leslie M. Strathmann Memorial Faculty Fund
In 1996, the friends and family of Leslie M. Strathmann, parent of Joseph ’87 and William ’85, established an endowment fund in her memory. It was Leslie Strathmann’s wish to create a fund that would support Sidwell Friends School faculty. This fund serves as a Head of School discretionary fund, and its income supports Upper School faculty development and curriculum enrichment. Claire Cardella and Thomas Cardella Randi Strathmann Shannon Strathmann and Joseph Strathmann '87
The Sami Khatib Suleiman Endowment
This fund was established in memory of Sami Suleiman, a noted community advocate and father of Ramzy ’05. Proceeds from this endowment fund are used to cover travel and living expenses incurred by students participating in an exchange program that seeks to foster the sharing of ideas and a greater cross-cultural understanding between students at Sidwell Friends School and Palestinian students who attend Ramallah Friends School.
The Supervia Spanish Program Fund
The Supervia Fund was established in 1980 by a group of alumni in honor of Guillermina Medrano de Supervia, who headed the Upper School Spanish Department from 1945 to 1978. Mariana Casas and Luis Casas Tony Casas ’50 Robert S. and Grayce B. Kerr Foundation
The Willie Thomas Football Fund
The family of Peter and Judy Kovler established this fund in 2003 with the intention of maintaining
in perpetuity the memory of Coach Willie Thomas and also providing support for the football program.
The Ulwick Family Fund
The fund was established in 2000 as a Middle School principal’s discretionary fund. Income from this fund supports Middle School faculty development, salaries, and resources.
The Upper School Principal’s Discretionary Fund
A large number of contributors collaborated in 2000 to establish this fund to provide superior financial resources for the Upper School principal to pursue educational initiatives.
The Vine Family Fund for Financial Aid
John Vine established this endowed scholarship in 1999. Income from the fund provides financial aid for an Upper School student.
Woods. Proceeds from the fund support faculty salaries.
The Walter Wright III ’49 Family Fund
The Walter Wright III ’49 Family Chair was endowed through gifts from Walter “Tony” Wright III ’49 and his wife, Marjorie Williams Wright, to recognize excellence in teaching at Sidwell Friends School.
The Mei Xu Cultural Exchange Fund
This fund was established in 2007 to supplement and strengthen the Chinese Language and Chinese Studies programs.
The Yochum Family Scholarship
The Yochum Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2015 by Julian, Stacy, and Catherine ’11 Yochum to support academically qualified students, based solely on financial need. Catherine Yochum ’11 Stacy Yochum and Julian Yochum
The Virginia White Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Yoskowitz Family Scholarship Fund
The Ellis T. Williams Trustee Fund
The John Fisher Zeidman ’79 Chinese Studies Fund
This is a quasi-endowment fund established in 2000 through a bequest from Edward E. Martin ’38. Virginia White taught Upper School English and history from 1930 to 1947. Income from this fund provides financial aid to Upper School students.
This fund was established in 1983 through an unrestricted bequest gift from Ellis T. Williams, a trustee of the School for several terms between 1964 and 1983. A portion of the annual income is used each year to foster trustee growth and development.
The Josh Wolman Endowed Scholarship Fund
Michael and Diane Sapir established the Josh Wolman Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2014 to honor their friend Josh Wolman, Associate Head of School for Admissions and Financial Aid, for his outstanding contributions to the Sidwell Friends community during his many years at the School. The fund supports access for students from low-income families to Sidwell Friends and opportunities for their success.
The Wood Scholarship Fund
The Wood Scholarship Fund supports a scholar athlete who will contribute to the varsity boys’ basketball program.
The Woodruff Hunt Family Fund
Established in 1988 by Albert Hunt and his wife, Judy Woodruff, the Woodruff-Hunt Family Fund provides assistance for teachers or students with physical, emotional, or learning disabilities.
The Michael Woods Faculty Fund
This fund was established in 2007 to recognize and honor the invaluable teaching of Michael
The Yoskowitz Family Scholarship Fund was created in 2003 by Carol and Irving Yoskowitz, parents of Robert ’05. Proceeds from this fund are allocated for tuition assistance and other needs of students who could not otherwise afford to attend Sidwell Friends School and who best add to the true diversity of the student body.
In 1982, the family and friends of John Fisher Zeidman ’79, brother of Elizabeth Zeidman ’76 and Jennifer Zeidman Bloch ’85, established an endowed Chinese Studies program in his memory. Each year, a portion of the John Fisher Zeidman Chinese Studies Fund’s income is spent to support this program, which includes language and history courses, an annual lecture, and a resource center. Duskin Co., Ltd. Andrew Glass and Eleanor Glass Mary Hewes and Larry Hewes Zona Hostetler and James Hostetler Frederick Klein Barbara Lardy and Nick Lardy Ellen Levine and Fred Levine Rochelle Mayer and Eric Mayer Lindsay McAuliffe and Bob Reisner Elaine Mode and Paul Mode Lucia Buchanan Pierce Michael Pizitz Leslie Rathjens ’75 and William Dorsey Josie Scholz and Bob Scholz Adele Silver Barbara Szoradi Kyoko Tsunemi Teruji Yamamura Betsy Zeidman ’76 Philip Zeidman Philip F. Zeidman Revocable Trust
2017/18 Volunteers Charlie Bruetman Dianne Bruning Samantha Staffier Burman ’98 Hilary Dayton Busch ’85 Meredith Cabe Jodi Cafritz ’78 Susan Popkin Cahn ’82 Brendan Caldwell ’13 Nora Cameron Glenn Canencio Zhongren Cao Karan Capoor Camilla Carpenter Jason Carroll ’96^ Valerie Carter Suzanne Reider Castaldo ’97 Amanda Derryck Castel ’91 Damara Chambers Kevin Chambers Jacquelyn Chandler Rohit Chaudhry Jean Chen Mark Chichester ’86 Josephine Choi Carol Chow Wendy Cividanes Jessica Clancy Bina Clark Tip Coffin ’87 Vincent Cohen ’88 Arika Cole Olayimika Cole Dahomey Coleman ’91 Helen Austern Colson ’53 Gabriela Coman Sarah Cooke ’13 Gregory Cork Heather Coryell Margaret Cotter Sophia Coudenhove-Kalergi Kimberly Schinnerer Cover ’00 Jesse Cowan Lesley Cowan Tricia Crocker ’77 Leigh Culver Elizabeth Cunningham ’12 Eduardo Cusicanqui Marika Moore Cutler ’64 Kathy Daniel Forrest Daniels Leah Danville ’08 June Das Gupta Eva Semple Davis ’80 Catherine Dawson ’04 Ann Biester Deane ’75 Andrea DeFlorio Janice DeGarmo Donna Demarco ’74 Chris Dematatis ’66 Unur Demberel Aubyn Boyer Demian ’88 Donna DePasquale Shyami de Silva Karen Devlin Dhulsini de Zoysa ’85 Laura Diamond ’81 Anne Dickerson John Dickerson ’87 Stephen Dickey ’73 Ginger Dietrich Amy Dine ’89 Marlin Dohlman Elizabeth Donley Alethea Dopart ’07 Dave Dorros Jamie Dorros Abby Dos Santos ’97 Peggy Dotzel Graham Dower Charis Menschel Drant Anita Drever Colleen Gorove Dreyhaupt
Alan Drummer ’75 Janell Duncan Caitlin Durkovich Griz Dwight Mary Dwight Jocelyn Dyer Latasha Edwards Erin Egan Marjan Ehsassi Chinwendu Eke Justina Eke Peter Enemark ’62 Ellen Cornelius Ericson ’97 Edward Ernst ’08 Jennifer Esch ’05 Karen Evans Carmen Everett Justine Wruble Fahey ’90 Lester Fant III^ Abimbola Fatukasi Liz Feldman Cristianne Fellowes Catherine Livingston Fernandez ’76‡ Christina Ferreira Marta Ferro ’89 Nancy Fetterman Judith Fiestas Maude Fish Michael Fitzpatrick ’83 Margaret Flax^ Nychelle Fleming Michael Foose ’17 Miguel López Forastier Kim R. Ford ’99 Debbie Foster Eric Foster ’14 Yelena Frankel Martin Franks^ Elizaveta Freinkman ’03 Leah Frelinghuysen Caroline Friedman Mike Friedman Roland Frye ’68 Sylvia Fubini ’63 Julia Aledort Gaebler ’87 Dennis Gang Laureen Gaston Linda Gaus ’83 Rudolph Geist Joanna Giasafakis Christina Gikakis Gloria Girton ’53 Amy Goldberg Desha Golden Andrew Goldsmith ’95 Maria Gomez^ Amalia Gomez-Rexrode ’13 Mike Gonnerman ’61 Gabi Gonzalez Nina Goodman Debra Goren Avikar Govil ’14 Robert Gravitz ’00‡ Dayna Grayson Rebecca Green Viviana Lopez Green Kate Greenberg Clark Griffith ’59 Gloria Grimes Sjontelle Grimes Patrick Gross^ Emily Grossi Jennifer Guest ’03 Delicia Gunn Paul Haar Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner ’78 Sarah Halpert Vivian Hamilton ’88 Jean Han Tim Hanrahan ’91 Nancy Abolin Hardin ’55 Monica Harms
‡Alumni Association Executive Board
^Board of Trustees
Fiona Harnischfeger ’13 Sheila Harrington Christopher Hart LeeAnn Hart Rosemary Hart Ellen Harter Casey Coleman Hassenstein ’93 Jamie Hechinger ’96^ Scott Hechinger ’00 Anne Hefter Jennifer Heimert Peta Hellmann Amy Henderson Micah Hendler ’07 Jared Hendricks ’98 Susan Hepler Miriam Herman Matthew Herrington Salena Hess ’12 Patrick Hewes ’83 Adé Heyliger Shannon Hill Sharon Smull Hinckley ’63 Paul Hodgdon ’93‡ Margo Lee Hofeldt ’63 Cal Hoffman ’76 Elizabeth Hoffman Cecile Hofman Mia Hofman Mary Elizabeth Wahrenbrock Hoinkes ’58 Charlie Holland ’56 Max Hollman ’09 Anne Honn Rick Honn Hilary Barnes Hoopes Gayle Horn Lisa Horowitz Todd Horst Afiya Hosten ’06 Jay Howard Jr. ’78 Ivy Howells Kim Hurley Tom Hutchins Jody Hutchinson ’60 Christopher Hyun ’80 Fatuma Ibrahim Leah Idoniboye Carrie Irvin Kate Irvin ’81 Sunita Iyer Juliet Izon ’03 Mark Jacobsen^ Joyce Jacobson ’72 Rob Jackson Althea Jacques-Ireland Marcia Jacques-Ireland Karen James Raël Nelson James ’97 Amy Javaid Robert Jeffers ’75 Sarah Jeffries Robert Jenkins IV ’03 Talha Jilani ’16 Mike Jing Christopher Johnson ’90 Kevin Johnson ’91 Lindsay Johnson ’07 Terrence Johnson Tina Johnson Vanessa Johnson Geoffrey Jones ’88 Greg Jones ’87 Cecilia Kang Robert Kang Meredith Karam ’03 Patrick Kaszubski ’06 Jocelyn Katsock Akemi Kawano-Levine Elizabeth Kay Matthew Kay Shelley Kee†
†Parents Association Leadership
Amin Abari Dina Abu-Ghaida Camilo Acosta ’02 Lydia White Adelfio ’73‡ Eric Adler ’82 Suzanne Adler† Nahid Aghdaey Lisa Agogliati Bryan Aguiar Smita Aguiar Kulsum Ahmed Alex Akman ’07 Kerry Alers Ellen Alexander Lory Ivey Alexander ’97 Robyn Alexander Salma Ali Albert Allen Alexandra Allen Brent Allen Bruce Altevogt ’94 Magdi Amin Julie Anbender Alida Anderson ’87 Merry Anderson Erin Andrews Louise Andrews ’88 Kerry Armstrong Bezua Arragaw Lisa Arrington Sheyda Aryana Frederico Asch Misikir Assefa Virginia Avanesyan Anita Babbar-Goel Kevin Bailey Liz Baldick Sylvia Ballinger Milly Barnes Liz Barratt-Brown Carol Bartholomew Ritu Basu Amy Baughcum ’93 Can Baysan ’01 Carrie Beaudreau Marla Beck^ Jackie Becker Lorenne Beecher Miren Beitia ’72 Sherod Bell Fatima Belton Amy Berman Greg Berman ’85 Molly Bernstein ’09 Alex Bess Elida Bessalel Radhika Bhattacharya ’99 Ainslie Binder ’81 Ilona Birenbaum Bill Bishop ’86 Amy Bjarnason Carol Crosby Black ’52 William Black ’97 Sue Blain Ericka Blount-Danois ’90 Kim Bohen ’82 Ani Boitel Schafer Bomstein ’04 Deborah Borkowski Sara Bowsky Joanne Boxley-May Hadley Boyd ’82 John Bralove ’63 Mara Bralove ’89 Shelly Breslin Peter Brigham Meghan Terry Broadstone ’92 Eric Brodnax Carrie Brody ’07 Judith Brown^ Olivia Brown ’09 Yolanda Brown
2017/18 SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT OF PHILANTHROPY
Melissa Keeley Delaney Kempner ’08 Dianne Keppler Regina Dessoff Kessler ’73 Roma Khanna Rebecca Kilborne ’03 Gina Kim† Verity King Victoria King Liz Kleinrock ’05 David Kleeman ’75 Ted Koopersmith Mary Kostel Christopher Kramer ’78 Lotta Kramer Gabriel Krantz Sanjaya Krishna ’93 Mahesh Krishnan Margaret Weaver Krull ’70 Aradhana Kumar-Capoor Sapna Kundra Leigh Ky Courtenay Labson Gideon Lachman Karen Lager Fernando Laguarda Cecilia Laguarda ’13 Amrita Lakhanpal Silva Lalayan Nicole Lang Jen Lanoff Lisa Larragoite† Allison Leader† Catherine Leape Gerry Leape Catherine Lee ’88 Jane Legg Cindy Leonard Valerie Leonard Loretta Levitin Teri Levitin Claire Levy Joy Lewis Jianping Li Yutong Li ’88 May Liang^ Margie Lidoff Shaba Lightfoot ’00 Pat Linehan Betsy Lobel Laura London ’86 Pablo Lopez Murphy Rob Loring ’69 Ming Lowe Kathy Applebaum Lowy ’88 Yinqiu Lu Greg Lubar ’88 Stacey Lubar Derek Ludwin Mattias Lundberg John Luykx ’63 Jair Lynch ’89^ Peter MacDonald ’78 Maya MacGuineas ’86 Amy MacIsaac Susan Maniatis^ Paul Markun ’74 Capricia Marshall Elizabeth Marshall Holly Marshall M.J. Masishin Tim Masters Henry Masur ’64 Katie Mathews ’03 Marjan Matin Lauren Matney Ryan Matney Amy Matsui Jonathan Matts ’13 Lincoln Mayer ’00‡ Anne Conlee Mazlish Jennie McConagha Lorenne McCormick Lynn Johnson McCown ’68 Eliza McCoy ’00 Matthew McCulloch ’97 Jeanarta McEachron Carola McGiffert ’88
Dan McGrath Wendy McGrath Shaw McKean ’08 Cynthia McKee Amanda McTyre ’06 Molly Medlin Tara Mehrbach Liz Mendez Melissa Merideth Marika Cutler Meyer ’94‡ Sarah Meyers^ Emily Miller ’15 Josh Miller David Milner ’86^ Juliette Milushev Freddy Miranda Vanessa Miranda Kristin Mishra Sandra Missmar Afshin Mohamadi ’96 Ali Mohamadi ’94‡ Arshad Mohammed ’80 Colin Montgomery ’97 Lia Beth Moore Michael Morfit^ Craig Morgan ’58 Pheabe Morris Ted Morrow-Spitzer ’82 Leanne Mos Nasser Muhammad ’05 Noreen Muhib Grant Mulitz ’13 Joanne Murray ’68 MaryAnn Nash Francesca Neaher Adane Negussie Matt Neimat ’98 Lisa Newcombe Georgine Newman-Alawode Margaret Hensler Nicholls ’95 Marisa Ottolenghi Nightingale ’86‡ Belinda Nixon Lydia Nussbaum ’99 Joan Ochi Akinyi Ochieng ’11 Madeline O’Donnell ’03 Naabia Ofosu-Amaah ’03‡ Cynthia Ogden^ Layne Olwin Karen O’Neill Stephen O’Neill ’77 Ebtissam Oraby Annie Orgad Eliza Orlins ’01 Donna Orr Karen O’Shea KK Ottesen ’89 David Owen ’86 Lucy Leffingwell Owen ’87 Liz Oyer Sue Palk Komal Pareek Priya Parikh Vidisha Dehejia Patel ’81 Elizabeth Paull ’68 Glenn Pearson Helen Pearson Lisa Pelstring Stefan Perazich ’03 Brett Perrin ’11 Kathleen Peters Susan Pettey Carolyn Peyser ’11 William Peyser ’78‡ Matthew Phillips Michael Pickrum^ Margaret Plank^ Annie Pope ’06 Analia Porras Andrew Price ’93 Marguerite Pridgen Maggie Prieto Tara Primis Ann Procter Vikram Rajagopalan ’13 Charmaine Ramdin Natalie Randolph ’98 Linda Deming Ratcliff ’61
Julie Ray Kelvin Reaves Marisa Repka ’10 Mary Reyner ’71 Christopher Rhee Andrea Rice Michelle Richards Thomas Riley Ed Rippey Jocarol Robb Ruth Robbins Rania Bajwa Rosborough ’91 Toyin Rose Lauren Rosenstadt Janet Ross Jason Ross Marsie Ross Carolyn Rosser Eleni Rossides ’85 Katie Rothenberg Nancy Roualet Barton Rubenstein ’81 Andrea Rubinfeld Grace Rumford ’05 Hattie Ruttenberg John Saaty^ Jamie Sandel ’13 Abdiel Santiago Nina Santiago ’98‡ George Satterthwaite II ’53 Donna Scarboro^ Kim Scardino Alison Schafer ’81 Sue Schlickeisen Sergio Schmukler Roger Schwabacher Susie Schwabacher Andy Schwartz Holly Stern Sedgwick ’73 Savitri Sedlacek ’08 Emmebet Selassie Andrew Selee ’86 Ethel Sennhauser Kavita Sethi Shivam Mallick Shah Alex Sharata ’14 Robert Sharpe ’73 Aprille Kniep Sherman ’73 Claire Shipman Asheesh Siddique ’03 Saima Siddiqui Emily Siegel ’11 Joan Siegel Richard Siegel Vera Siegel Jocelyn Sigue Benjamin Silverman ’02 David Simmons ’68 Pinky Singh Peter Sisitsky ’93 Tiernan Sittenfeld Katrinka Smith Sloan ’73 Laura McGiffert Slover ’86‡ Julia Slutsman Douglas Smith Shana Smith Sherrese Smith-Heyliger Nina Snow Kate Soheli Margie Sollee Janie Song Brian Steinbach ’71 David Steinbach ’12 Christian Stephens ’08 Kimberly Stephens T. Reed Stephens Adam Stern ’77 Ben Stevens ’13 Kay Burgunder Stevens ’68‡ Sam Stevens ’11 Annette Eisenberg Stiefbold ’58 Sam Stockdale ’03 Betsy Stoel ’94 Louise Berry Strait ’64 Anne Stygles Asawin Suebsaeng ’07 Rakeb Suraphel Walter Suskind ’07‡
Wendy Susswein Amy Swindell Barbara Swoboda Sohaer Syed Shahrokh Taleghani Dev Talvadkar ’01‡ Melissa del Aguila Talvadkar ’01 Christine Tan Zhe Tang Michael Tapscott ’73 Heather Tatton-Harris Priscilla Muntemba Taylor Matthew Terebessy Mehrnaz Teymourian Nandini Thillairajah Geeta Tholan Holcombe Thomas Seyoung Thomas Douglass Thornell ’95‡ Joan Crosby Tibbetts ’50 Dina Tilghman Mary Tobler Flip Todd ’65 Beth Tomasello Jancy Tonken Brittany Toscano-Gore ’03 Dana Toukan Dolly Bowman Tucker ’58‡ Mona Vaidya Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan Gita van Heerden John Verghese ’12 Pinky Verma Pravina Viswanathan Ram Viswanathan Monica Viteri Miriam Vogel Cuong Vu Doug Waiters Marnie Walfoort Rose Wallace Elsa Walsh^ Lumay Wang ’07 Anita Wasan Neville Waters III ’75 Matthew Watkins ’97‡ Monica Watkins Anna Mayergoyz Weinberg ’03 Ben Weinberg ’03 Jeremy Weinberg ’88 Nicole Weissman ’05 Gerald Wertheim ’10 Hartley Kuhn West ’90 Lisa Westfall Matthew Wheelock ’88 Amy Lear White^ Eleise White Sarah Whitesell Natalie Wilensky Christopher Williams ’09 Dorothy Williams Earnest Williams Gina Williams Sarah Williams ’84 John Wilner ’58 Bonnie Wilson Neal Wilson^ Robert Wilson-Black Gigi Werner Winslow Anne Witkowsky Rachel Wong Michael Wood ’93 Tiara Wood ’13 Danae Wright ’87 Elizabeth Wyatt ’89 Yun Jung Yang George York Kathryn Youel Page Marielle Young ’09 Shellan Young Betsy Zeidman ’76 Beth Zeugin Jil Zeugin Lee Zeugin
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