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WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL Looking back over the past year and a half, we see how quickly our lives can change. Yet, in spite of earthquakes and a global pandemic, TASIS Dorado remains a leader in education, honoring each student as an individual, and inspiring all to see learning not as an achievement, but as a lifelong pursuit. We began the 2019-20 school year with a gala celebration to kick off our Wellness & Athletics Center Capital Campaign. On March 11, 2020, we held a forum for our community at which Board President Federico Stubbe, Jr. unveiled detailed plans for the Wellness Center and other campus projects. On the same day, the W.H.O. announced that COVID-19 was a pandemic that would affect the entire world. We all know what happened after that and I dare say we never imagined that we’d still be combatting the virus a year later! Distance learning and the lockdown have forced us all to learn new skills and strategies. We understand better than ever the importance of talented teachers and social relationships for our children. I am proud of the way our students and faculty pursue excellence. If we stay true to our mission, we will remain united as a community and develop the skills and good character that will enable us to contribute to the world beyond this community. We are passionate about learning at TASIS Dorado. Without education--without literature and science, without math and history and music and art, in summary, without learning, self-knowledge, and spiritual sensitivity--there is no kind of life worth living. Learning and relationships give quality and depth to life; I doubt there is much joy possible without them. In the pages that follow, you will find the names of many who have helped us take TASIS Dorado to the next level. Over the years, the support of our donors has expanded to meet the evolving needs of our school. Our donors give generously to support our curious, passionate students working with caring, dedicated teachers. This report on our progress is one small way of expressing our gratitude for those who have helped in a special way. Thank you. It is something we cannot say enough.
TASIS Dorado challenges and nurtures students to pursue academic and personal excellence so that they become engaged global citizens and innovative, selfless leaders.
TASIS Dorado aspires to be a world-class school that transforms students’ lives through love of learning, beauty, truth, goodness and wisdom.
TASIS Dorado instills in its students the values of courage, kindness, integrity, humility and a commitment to building community.
Sincerely, Timothy Howard Head of School
TASIS DORADO WELLNESS & ATHLETICS CENTER • EXTERIOR VIEW FROM THE TENNIS COURTS • RENDERING
Gala &Auction A L L VS T A R BENEFIT
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 • LOUIS R. CHRISTIANSEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO BENEFIT THE TASIS DORADO WELLNESS & ATHLETICS CENTER
FUNDS RAISED $394,120
To kick off the Capital Campaign for the Wellness & Athletics Center, TASIS Dorado hosted a spectacular All-Star Benefit Gala & Auction in early September 2019 complete with a live and silent auction, raffle, and musical performances by Puerto Rican salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa and his Orchestra, as well as La Super Banda. The Gala was an enormous success engaging over 350 TD community members and friends while raising $394,120 in support of the Wellness & Athletics Center. The Wellness & Athletics Center will provide state-of-theart facilities where our students can further develop their leadership skills and cultivate important life skills including discipline, teamwork, resilience, sportsmanship, and humility. It is a goal of the Wellness Program to have every graduate leave TASIS Dorado with a desire to lead a rewarding and active life.
Gala Committee Members Betzaida García | Board of Directors and Gala Committee Chair Dr. Timothy Howard | Headmaster Maritere Matosantos | Board of Directors and Senior Principal Michelle Yegros | Director of Marketing & Communications
Parent Committee Lorna Abernathy Megan Gupta Betty Martínez
Katie Shoen Elizabeth Wright Smith Kristin Zebrowski
VIEW THE EVENT PHOTO GALLERY AT http://bit.ly/2LxysUB
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT JANUARY 2019 TO DECEMBER 2020 GIFTS
The TASIS School in Dorado received a record number of gifts during 2019 and 2020 in support of the capital and annual fund campaigns, scholarships and special programs. In the past two years, we have raised $2,073,601.64 with an impressive 80% participation from our TD community.
HALL OF FAME SPONSOR
Gifts totaling $100,000 and above ________________________________ Anonymous Delgado-García Family Fernando & Kristina González KatherineJames Foundation PRISA Group Stubbe Family
AMBASSADOR SPONSOR Gifts totaling between $50,000 - $99,999
Gifts totaling between $25,000 - $49,999 ________________________________ Miketich Family Peter & Lauren Schiff
RED & BLUE CIRCLE
Gifts totaling between $10,000 - $24,999 ________________________________
Gifts totaling between $5,000 - $9,999 ________________________________
Saagar & Megan Gupta Krautmann Family
Agarwal Family Anonymous (2) Air Master Windows and Doors ACT Security Eduardo Cortés & Cristina Castro Richard Desich Robert & Eva Diamond Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach Health First Medical Health Plan Inc. Fideicomiso José Ramón Álvarez & Gloria Figueras Suro James & Claudia Lee Martínez-Álvarez Fas Family Douglas & Jennifer Sanders TASIS Dorado Class of 2019 TASIS Dorado Class of 2020 The Marie Napoli Paul Napoli Foundation Matthew and Lauren Valiollahi Anton Wahlman & Julie Ha Robert Zhang and Jennie Choy
Loomis Family Luzio Chávez-Cabello Family Méndez-Colón Family Patton Hope Foundation Spencer & Alma Sloan Stephen & Teresa Smith Universal Group Sergey Vasnetsov and Zoya Kovenya
CAPTAIN’S CLUB SPONSOR
Gifts totaling between $2,500 - $4,999 • Anonymous (2) • Abernathy Family • Michael Flaherty • Hospital Wilma N. Vázquez • Rajiv & Danielle Mehta • Pharma Bio-Serv • Pinta & Brinda, Sip & Paint Studio • Robertson Family • Brian & Elizabeth Smith • Sun West Mortgage Co., Inc. • Anthony & Christie Trotta • Vélez Kornitskaya Family
WELLNESS SPONSOR Gifts totaling between $1,000 - $2,499 • Anonymous • Evelyn Abreu • Addison Family • Vikram Bansal • Marc & Cathy Bern • Kevin Bobryk • Luis Bonilla & Rosalyn Díaz • Luis Borrego & Gisela Rivera • Dan & Pamela Brian • Dimas Brocco & Brendaliz Rivera • Steven & Shannon Brooks • Burgos-Castellano Family • Benjamin & Amber Cagle • Campbell Rankin Family • Tyson & Amelia Carter • Adam & Curee Chance • Christiansen Insurance Group • Eli & Erin Combs • Daniel & Claire Corsino • Cortés Caballero Family • Cortés Sumaza Family • Descartes López Family • Andrés Emanuelli & Elaine Cotto • Farmacia Central • Michael Flaherty • Gallardo Riveiro Family • García Baumbeck Family • Jim & Claudia Gervasi • Gietl Gautier Family • Daron Greene & Mónica Rodríguez Greene • Gary & Adrienne Goodman • Hernández-Casillas Family • Timothy & Megan Howard • HR Law Consultants of PR • I&C PSC, Dr. Iván Cerezo • Inclán Rodríguez Family • Saleem & Katayoun Josephs • Margaret Juvelier • Justin Keener • Bobby & Kelly King • Brandon & Amanda Kernan • Lance & Hillary Kulick • Mateo & Jessica Levy • Long Family • López Emanuelli Family • Machicote López Family • Manuel & Maritere Matosantos
• Megwinoff Rubí Family • Mendoza Dávila Family • Jeann & José Menéndez Cortada • Merette Matos Family • Christian & Chelsa Mickelsen • Thomas & Tiffany Miles • Monteagudo Santos Family • Phillip & Karla Morstad • Nardone Guerra Family • Jim & Katie Nelson • Toby & Melissa Neugebauer • North Surgical Services, Corp. • NUMENDO • Advier Ortega Oyola & Mariel Martínez Ortiz • Otero Freiría Family • Angel & Windy Pagán • Pérez Díaz Family • Pérez Torrella Family • Pietrantoni Salib Family • Elizabeth Plaza • Quintana Lluch Family • Ramírez Calo Family • Ricardo Rivera & Ursula Ferraiuoli • Rivera Montes de Oca Family • Ian & Cheyenne Robertson • Soler Cruz Family • SunColors Digital Graphics and Signs • Andrew & Amanda Techmanski • Trápaga González Family • Viñuela Ortiz Family • Jacob & Monica Weeks • Welley Family • Zebrowski Family
BEAR LEGACY SPONSOR
Gifts totaling between $500- $999 • Tim & Maria Beckett • Julianne Castro • Fuller Family • Jorge González & Pinky Picó • Goveo Family • Miranda Classe Family • John & Raluca Parnell • Phil M. Ratinov • Robert Salazar & Jessica Colón Rhancel • T3 Trading Group LLC • Walsh Family • Ray Vohra & Min Zhang
BEAR NATION SPONSORS
Gifts totaling between $250 - $499 • Anonymous • Steven Catinchi • Centro de Subasta Casas Centro • Natalie Eads • GEEO Inc. • Harris Family • Jensen-Tallon Family • Thomas Lauer • McCartney Family • Navedo Barrios Family • José Menéndez
• Kamilla Siekerski • SIMED • Karrie Smith • Sojo Ayala Family • Donn Stobierski • Brad Swearingin • United Health Group • Julio Valentín • Walters Family • Decker Zobrist
BEAR FAN SPONSOR Gifts totaling up to $249 • Anonymous (40) • Jenine Abbassi Chami • Verónica Adamés • Gonzalo Alcalde Martín • Isabell Alzate • Anderson Family • Araque Rosado Family • Joy Arehart • Karen Bass • Maggie Bass • Terry Bava • Gildren Bengoa • Sevástian Benítez Borges • Goran Blagojevic • Michael Bomersback • Loida Bouchard • Anna Brautigan • Michelle Butler • Cabanillas Torres Family • Kathleen Campbell • Kellie Grace Carnevale • John Carriero • Stephanie M. Casanova • Brenda Cassé • Dalia Castro • Nick Cheng • Stephan Choulos • Clarity Family • Ángeles Cobos Otero • Ida Cordero • Corsino Family • Luis Cruz • Tara Cullen • Alberic Dávila • Liliana Dávila Perea • Adrían De Jesus • Despacho Jurídico Ramos Luiña, LLC • Carmen Díaz • Elba Díaz • Jim Doherty • Peter Dominguez • Lawrence & Rebecca Drake • Clinton Dugan • Thomas Economou • Gerry Edick • Kim Ehrentraut • Sandra Evilsizer • Isabel Falcón Torres • Corey Featherstone • Nicole Feins • Richard Ferazi • Cynthia Ferrer • Susan Fiallo • Flachowsky Menéndez Family • Vanessa Figueroa • Dennis Frentsos • Bill Fritton • Crissy Fuentes • Adriana Galguera Rivera • José García
• Zulie María García • Jorge García-Ortiz • Justin Gargiulo • Vanessa Gillier • Chrystie González • Ida González • Magdalis González • Pedro González • Trey Greene • Cara Grooms • María Grullón Martínez • Jeanne Guevara Mastrangelo • Theresa Guirola • John Hayes Navas • Yasémilitt Hernández • David Highducheck • Holmes Family • Holub Family • José Hurtado • Julián Ignacio Cortés • Jerry Jackintell • María Justiniano • Danny Justiniano • Jeffrey Keyes • Roni Kirchheimer • Garrison Knapp • Paul & Peggy Kohlhepp • Jill Krum • Lance & Hillary Kulick • José L. • Michelle Latour • Rene & Alecia Lemieux • Victoria Libertad Miró • Michael & Karen Long • Daniela López • Gretchen M. López • Natalia López • Tobias Luksemberg • Bianca Maldonado • Melissa Mark • Jesse Martin • Betty Martínez • Tere Martínez-Alvarez • Patti McCartney • Rachel McCormack • Ian McCormack • McCormack Family • Stefanie Miner • Kerry Monigle • Mildred Montas Aquino • Socorro Montes • Iván Morales • Ubaldo F. Morales • Gabriella Mullet • Murphy Family • García Navas Family • Valeria Pérez Negrón • Laura Nieves • Tanya Ochoa • Díaz Riveiro Family • Kristina Oikkonen • Marco Oikkonen • Miguel Ortíz • Francisco Ortíz • Osguthorpe Family • Otero Valdés Family • Patricia Pellicci • Adrian Javier Pérez • Natalia N. Pérez • Zoraida Pérez • Paul Pham • Gabo Piñol-Ferrer • Ward P.
• Pilar Pou • Andrés Ramos • Elsa Ramos • Jasmín Ramos • Jennifer Ramos • Marina Ramos • Milagros Ramos • Pepe Ramos • Ricardo Ramos • Lacey Raymond • Eileen Rodríguez • Joaquin Rodríguez • Michelle Rodríguez Montás • Joanne Rogers • Tim Roschke • José Iván Rosselló • Graciela Salcedo • Greg Schreacke • Sellas Family • Yulanda Short • Hilda Silva • Larry & Debra Smith • Lourdes Solares • Steven Spear • Diana Sumaza • Daniel Tabion • Tracie Thomae • Carolina Torres • Sharon Tossas-Otero • Torres Urrutia Family • Carlos A. Villalobos • Minerva Villalobos • Weber Family • Sabrina Wellins • Shannon Worshamn • Michelle Yegros
• Agarwal Family • Beamina • Centro de Subasta Casas Centro • CPG/GS Island Properties III, LLC • Edwin Colón • Eli & Erin Combs • Delgado-García Family • Demel Jewelers • Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve • Dorado Beach Resort & Residences • Friedland Family • Gupta Family • Garrison Knapp • Timothy Howard • Martínez-Álvarez Fas Family • Melao Restaurant by Chef Mario Pagán • Danielle Mehta • Panela, Cocina Social • PRISA Group • PRLP Properties I, LLC • Reinhold Jewelers • Sabanera Dorado • Shoen Family • Ashton & Lauren Soniat • Ángel & Windy Pagán • Brian & Elizabeth Smith • SunColors Digital Graphics and Signs • TOROVERDE • John & Amy Wadsworth
AUDITED INCOME & EXPENSES BUDGET
academic year 2019-2020
3% 81% TUITION & FEES
15% OTHER REVENUE
3% BUILDING FUND
1% ANNUAL FUND
55% SALARIES & BENEFITS
9% ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL $1,230,620
9% INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES $1,364,593 7% OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL PLANT
6% SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID
14% RESTRICTED DONATIONS
NET CHANGES IN CAPITAL $533,753
TASIS DORADO WELLNESS & ATHLETICS CENTER • LOBBY • RENDERING
TASIS DORADO WELLNESS & ATHLETICS CENTER • COURTS • RENDERING
ESTIMATED INCOME & EXPENSES BUDGET
academic year 2020-2021 88% TUITION & FEES
7% OTHER REVENUE
5% BUILDING FUND
1% ANNUAL FUND
9% 65% SALARIES & BENEFITS
10% ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL $1,252,809
8% INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES $995,168 7% OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL PLANT
9% SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID
1% RESTRICTED DONATIONS
NET CHANGES IN CAPITAL -$334,183
TD IRONBEAR 30x30 Challenge surpasses fundraising goal and exceeds expectations 2020 brought a great deal of adversity not only for Puerto Rico, but across the globe. Starting in early January, a series of earthquakes rocked the southern part of the Island, but was shortly overshadowed by the global pandemic sending all of Puerto Rico into lockdown by mid-March. Schools were forced to educate from a distance through virtual learning programs, subsequently halting all traditional school activity, including our fundraising efforts. August brought a sense of renewed strength as we entered the 2020-21 school year with the reminder that the TD community is STRONG ALONE, but UNSTOPPABLE TOGETHER! With our fundraising efforts on hold since the start of the pandemic, it was time to both rethink and revitalize our fundraising strategy in a virtual world. Our students, faculty, staff, parents and the greater TD community were suffering from a decrease in both physical activity and social interactions making it clear that TD Bears were ready to come together -- virtually -- to be active, build school spirit, and make progress on our push towards the $3 million
fundraising goal. Ultimately, this led to the virtual TD IRONBEAR 30x30 Challenge, which invited our community to be active for 30 minutes a day for 30 days in an effort to improve, grow, and maintain our commitment to excellence despite unprecedented circumstances. Throughout the Challenge, we marveled as students, parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of TASIS Dorado came together to reach personal fitness goals while raising funds in support of our Capital Campaign for the Wellness & Athletics Center. The IRONBEAR Challenge not only revitalized our fundraising efforts but also further solidified our commitment to being a world-class school that transforms lives. We are a resilient community that pushed forward for the sake of our mission. A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all who made the TD IRONBEAR 2020 a monumental success. We are grateful for your unwavering commitment and dedication which further proves we are UNSTOPPABLE Together.
317 Donations $114,336 Raised
STEAM FAB LAB PROJECT: 3D Printed Face Shields In support of the worldwide effort to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, TASIS Dorado’s STEAM Fab Lab partnered with the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture’s Fab Lab to produce face shields using 3D printers and clear plastic sheets. As a community, TASIS Dorado raised over $5,200 and produced more than 3,000 face shields for healthcare professionals, vulnerable patients, and other affected frontline workers.
TD Health Center Expansion During the summer of 2020, TASIS Dorado was the beneficiary of a generous $40,000 donation to support the expanded needs of the TD Health Center. This gift supported the addition of a second full-time Registered Nurse (RN) to address the increased workload imposed by the pandemic. In anticipation of reopening schools for in-person learning in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the school created a COVID-19 isolation room by repurposing space across campus from the main Health Center. To outfit the room, equipment was purchased to store necessary materials and medication. Additionally, furniture was added for the comfort of individuals presenting COVID-19 symptoms. And finally, a significant stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was purchased to protect the health and safety of our personnel.
Led by the Bee Club, the Bee Project is an educational initiative that was established in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria when 50% of the Island’s bees and beehives were destroyed. Due to the generous donation of $10,000, the Bee Project is expected to install a small Bee Yard of 5 beehives at the Sabanera Farm. This project is in collaboration with Interamerican University and Dr. Bert Rivera, who will act as both project manager and mentor to TD students and the greater Dorado community. The Bee Project focuses on research, environmental education, and social entrepreneurship while supporting the Club’s main goals: • Understand and educate others on the importance of protecting honeybees for the benefit of our ecosystem • Contribute to scientific research by collaborating with established university-level programs • Develop a small business, known as the Bear Hive Honey Company, which supports social entrepreneurship and educates consumers about the importance of bees
BE A PART OF TD HISTORY! Purchase a Brick for the Bear Trail Establishing a Wellness & Athletics Center at TASIS Dorado has been a goal for many years. This new facility will lay the foundation for years of exciting competition and personal growth, while inviting our community to embrace and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The venue will feature a stateof-the-art gymnasium with A/C, a rock climbing wall, physical fitness facilities, courts for basketball, volleyball, and futsal, as well as a dedicated space for our Wellness Program. An upgrade of surrounding areas is also part of the greater plan with a revitalized soccer field with a turf surface, track & field facilities, and two new playgrounds. We invite our community members to lay the foundation for the main walkway leading to our new Wellness & Athletics Center by purchasing a customized brick for the TD Bear Trail. Bricks are personalized to your liking and strategically placed in the walkway to the main entrance of the Wellness & Athletics Center, cementing your place in TD history.
Bricks can be purchased by an individual or group (single or multiple families; a class, team, or club; a group of alumni, parents or teachers, etc.) and come in two sizes:
LARGE BRICK • $500
• 8” x 8” • 6 lines • 18 characters per line • 200 bricks available
MEDIUM BRICK • $250 • 4” x 8” • 3 lines • 18 characters per line • 400 bricks available for purchase
With approximately $200,000 left to raise, our final goal of $3M is within reach, and with your help, we can take action on the next phase of TASIS Dorado’s Wellness & Athletics Center! For more information or to purchase a brick, please visit tasisdorado.com/support or contact: Gildren Bengoa Director of Institutional Advancement 787-796-0440 Ext. 222 firstname.lastname@example.org
GIVE GIVE A GIFT THAT TRANSFORMS LIVES A gift to TASIS Dorado ensures we remain a world-class school that transforms lives.
GIVE BY MAIL
Checks payable to: TASIS Dorado Educational Foundation to obtain a taxdeductible federal certification and mailed to: TASIS Dorado Office of Institutional Advancement 11 Carr 693 Dorado, PR 00646-3452 Please indicate the purpose of your donation in the memo line.
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2019 & 2020 REPORT PRODUCTION TEAM Head of School Timothy Howard, Ed.D. Assistant Head of School James McCartney, Ed.D. Business Manager & CFO Luis R. Cruz Director of Institutional Advancement Gildren Bengoa Director of Marketing Communications Michelle Yegros Content Development Luis R. Cruz Timothy Howard Michelle Yegros Tara McCartney
We are grateful for the continued support andcommitment to ensuring TASIS Dorado remains a world-class school that transforms lives.
Publication Design Michelle Yegros Special Thanks Luis Camacho • Susan Fiallo • Dennis Figueroa Sara Hernández • Yasémillit Hernández Brett Jaycox • Garrison Knapp Maritere Matosantos • Mariela Reyes Priscilla Torres
Gildren Bengoa Office of Institutional Advancement 787.796.0440 Ext. 222 11 Carr 693, Dorado, PR 00646-3452 tasisdorado.com
TASIS Dorado is a registered, nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution under the U.S. Federal and Puerto Rico tax codes. Licensed by the Consejo de Educación de PR. Accredited by the Middle States Association. The TASIS School in Dorado admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
THE TASIS DORADO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Fernando L. González, Board President 2002-2019 Federico Stubbe, Jr., Board President 2020-Present Louis Christiansen (RIP) Eduardo Cortés James Fabiani Michael Flaherty Betzaida García Ceciliana Stubbe Maritere Matosantos HONORARY DIRECTORS José A. Menéndez-Cortada Friedel Stubbe