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THE ROEPER SCHOOL COMMUNITY MAGAZINE

Keeping In Touch

ANNUAL REPORT Volume 6: 3 – OL WINTER 2013


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TABLE OF CONTENTS David Feldman Head of School david.feldman@roeper.org Denita Banks-Sims Director of Development denita.banks-sims@roeper.org Keeping in Touch Editorial Committee Katie Buchmann Editor Bonnie Schemm Art Director Contributors Buck Baker Denita Banks-Sims David Feldman Dave Fluent Julie Gillikin Aimee Lalonde-Norman Steve Milbeck Laurie Welsh

The Roeper School 41190 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills Michigan 48304 248/203.7300 www.roeper.org

Features MAPPING OUR JOURNEY . . . David Feldman, Head of School

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living, breathing — and active . . . . . . . . . . Buck Baker, Vice Chair – Administration/Roeper Board of Trustees achieving our set goals . . . . . . Steve Milbeck, Chair/Roeper Board of Trustees

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FINANCIAL OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Welsh, Treasurer/Roeper Board of Trustees UNRESTRICTED OPERATING BUDGET REPORT . Dave Fluent, Director of Finance and Operations PERFORMANCE COUNTS! . . . . . . Denita Banks-Sims, Director of Development

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2011/12 ANNUAL FUND & SPECIAL GIFT DONOR listings . Julie Gillikin, Data Manager

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2012 MOSAIC SUPPORTERS & DONORS listings Aimee Lalonde-Norman, Development Officer

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PARTING THOUGHTS . . . . . . . . Denita Banks-Sims, Director of Development

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On the Cover Middle of February by Fritz Mayer, Stage II

The Roeper School is an independent coeducational day school for gifted and talented children preschool through grade 12 and an equal-opportunity institution

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David Feldman Head of School

MAPPING OUR JOURNEY Earlier this year I shared with our community a metaphor; I said our strategic plan was our map, the document we would use as a community to guide our journey over the next three years. Having spent time together talking, debating, and synthesizing ideas, the document we shared last fall provides a framework to help influence this journey. With a clear understanding that our map is not a GPS program directing us toward roads that must be traveled in a proscribed and inflexible manner, I have proceeded in partnership with faculty, students, parents, board members, and our extended community to begin to address the goals articulated in the document. Indeed, like the creating of the plan, the value of working collaboratively to implement various elements is often as valuable as the concrete results. The plan calls upon us to live the tenets of the School’s Philosophy; ensure that we have a strong and well supported faculty and staff; articulate not just what we teach, but why we use the methods we use; provide facilities that enhance the learning experience for our students and teachers; and ensure our school is financially sustainable for generations to come. The overarching vision of the plan harkens back to the words of Annemarie and George Roeper, who wrote, our goal is, “to prepare this future generation to deal with the unknown.” Indeed as a community, our goal must be to ensure that there is a strong and vital Roeper School to meet this challenge for generations to come.

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Working together we have already begun the mapping of our curriculum; taken on the task of financial planning; rethought our marketing and communications plans; and through the generosity of an anonymous donor, begun the important work of renovating our Birmingham campus. I want to be clear — none of this is possible without the investments you continue to make of your time and resources to The Roeper School. I am excited about our future and all that we will accomplish together. The opportunity to immerse myself in the day-to-day activities of our teachers and students has helped me experience first-hand the respect we have for children and their development. Seeing projects take shape, watching teams participate in games, attending musical and theatrical performances, and most of all, sitting in classrooms watching teachers and students work together has helped me truly appreciate the holistic manner in which we work to empower each student. With a strategic plan in hand, and good partners by my side, I look forward to the journey we will travel together on behalf of our students and the students who will follow. With thanks to the cartographers who worked to map the landscape, we now have a direction highlighted and a readiness to engage. It is a privilege to work with our board and to steward this incredible learning community through our strategic goals. F

The overarching vision of the plan harkens back to the words of Annemarie and George Roeper, who wrote, our goal is, “to prepare this future generation to deal with the unknown.”


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Buck Baker

Vice Chair – Administration Roeper Board of Trustees

LIVING, BREATHING — AND ACTIVE In many of the conversations since the Strategic Plan was approved by the Board in June, one of the consistent themes was the desire that the Plan be a “living, breathing document.” This was also emphasized by Steve Milbeck, the Chair of the Board, at the Board’s September meeting.

… I can report to you that the Plan lives and breathes, and that the implementation of the Plan is off to a very good start …

It is important that the Plan be a living breathing document, i.e., that it be accessible, referred to, used, and evolve as we learn and as circumstances change. With all of those criteria in mind, I can report to you that the Plan lives and breathes, and that the implementation of the Plan is off to a very good start, under David Feldman’s leadership. In hindsight, it was a telling indicator of things to come. At a mid-summer breakfast, not much more than 30 days into his tenure as Head of School, David arrived already deeply familiar with the Plan, and equipped with a list of top implementation priorities for the 2012/13 academic year. And by the time the school year was a few weeks old, David had the entire Plan prioritized and assigned to Committees or individuals for follow up.

• Under the leadership of the Finance Committee, the Administration, and the School’s architectural adviser Brian Wilmers, the most significant set of internal improvements to the Birmingham campus since it opened has been fully designed. And thanks to the extraordinary generosity of an anonymous donor, that set of improvements is also now fully funded! • As part of the School’s commitments to Prepare Students for the 21st Century and to Develop a Plan for the Use of Educational Technology, the school is already experimenting with — and benefiting from — robust new platforms for curriculum review and learning collaboration. Based on promising early results, David Feldman’s leadership, and the involvement of talented people who have enhanced the Plan through their efforts and insights, we can all look forward with excitement and optimism to Roeper’s future. F

And though the year is slightly more than half over, the Faculty and Administration, parents, students, and members of the Board have already made progress in several areas. To pick a few examples: • With guidance from the Education Committee and energized by the involvement of the Roeper Parent Community and many others, efforts are underway to clarify the central tenets of the School’s philosophy for today’s students and to finalize the Educational Statement of Purpose.

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Steve Milbeck

Chair Roeper Board of Trustees

ACHIEVING OUR SET GOALS

Over the past few years, the Roeper Board has been engaged in the drafting and final approval of a new Strategic Plan. This Plan, which began after our last ISACS Accreditation, is a product of input from the entire Roeper community. It is now the charge of the Roeper Board of Trustees to implement the Plan for the future of The Roeper School. Under the leadership of David Feldman, Roeper’s New Head of School, many of the strategic initiatives are already being addressed. David’s ability to direct the School’s faculty and administration toward achievement of the Strategic Plan’s goals is the single most important factor to our Plan’s success. The Board of Trustees, in addition to our oversight of the Head of School, has responsibility to monitor progress and implement Strategic Plan actions not already being addressed by the School. The Board uses its standing Board committees to supplement and support the actions of the School by giving guidance and professional insight to those areas using our individual and combined expertise. One example of the way the Board has already changed because of the Strategic Plan is the use of an Enhanced Board Agenda for Board meetings. Although it may appear on the surface to be a minor format change, this new agenda is designed to help the Trustees focus their attention on the most important matters of the Board and not on the most urgent matters of the Board.

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The Enhanced Agenda helps direct Trustees toward the three main areas of Board activity, which are:

1. Generative, 2. Strategic and 3. Fiduciary.

Generative Board thinking should result in new ideas or new ways of looking at old issues. Strategic Board thinking should result in goal setting and goal achievement. Fiduciary Board thinking should result in making sure that all the basic necessities of running a School (e.g., financial, compliance, fundraising and legal needs) are present. These three areas should delegate Board attention in their listed order with generative thinking and ideas commanding the most attention from the Board, and fiduciary thinking requiring the least attention. It may appear to be a simple task to separate the three Board activities, but in reality, the focus on fiduciary matters tends to have a strong pull on Trustees’ attention. This is why making changes like using the Enhanced Agenda can have a dramatic effect on keeping the Board focused on the long term future of the School. On behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Roeper School, we are excited by all the opportunities of our future, and we look forward to achieving our Strategic Plan goals as we near our 75th Anniversary. F

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Roeper School, we are excited by all the opportunities of our future, and we look forward to achieving our Strategic Plan goals as we near our 75th Anniversary.


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Laurie Welsh

Treasurer Roeper Board of Trustees

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW continued financial health of the school. For this past budget year, we were able to align strategic priorities of keeping our program strong and ensuring continued enrollment within the school by increased dollars devoted to academics, other programs and financial aid. We are doing the right things also in focusing on the maintenance of our facilities on both campuses, ensuring that the buildings and grounds are properly maintained for all of our students and staff to enjoy. We prioritize these efforts and review them each year to ensure we are always mindful of what must be done. The Welshes: Connor ’10, Laurie and Kevin

Now, as we move forward, armed with our strategic plan and our new Head of School, we continue to focus on what we can do to ensure the continued financial health of the school.

For all of us who love Roeper, the financial strength and sustainability of the school is one of our top priorities. We all want the school to not only survive, but thrive for those future students and families to be able to have the same wonderful education and experiences that our families and children have enjoyed. As we’ve gone through the worst of the economic downturn, we concentrated on keeping the school strong and viable. This wasn’t always easy to do, but with the assistance of the administration and the board, we were able to ensure that all efforts were focused on the right things for the school.

And, Dave Fluent and his team are ever mindful of keeping expenses in check and reducing expenses wherever possible — much like we all tighten our belts and manage our home budgets! Lastly, all members of the Finance Committee and the board work closely with the Head of School and Director of Finance and Operations to manage the yearly budget process, evaluate all of the changes that we see and make prudent decisions to keep the school strong. It is not just a part of the daily routine, it is also a large part of the strategic plan and the long term plans of the school. As we work toward constantly refining the budget each year, we also look at how to measure success and ensure metrics are part of the ongoing process. F

Now, as we move forward, armed with our strategic plan and our new Head of School, we continue to focus on what we can do to ensure the

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Dave Fluent

Director Finance and Operations

UNRESTRICTED OPERATING FUND REPORT JULY 1, 2011 – JUNE 30, 2012 Sources

Actual Percentage Tuition and other programs Gifts and grants Other Endowment income Total Sources

$11,724,166 358,248 275,747 223,504

93.2% 2.8% 2.2% 1.8%

$12,581,665

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Uses Academics and other programs Auxiliary services Facility operation Project work Financial aid, scholarships and discounts Development Publications Public relations and admissions Management and general Debt service Working capital reserve Board designated funds Total Uses

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Percentage

$6,687,980 153,816 982,630 89,283 1,944,174 429,740 102,226 462,526 1,335,483 390,000 3,807 —

53.2% 1.2% 7.8% 0.7% 15.5% 3.4% 0.8% 3.7% 10.6% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0%

$12,581,665

100.0%


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Denita Banks-Sims

Director of Development

performance counts! … this kind of achievement requires deliberate preparation and stewardship, but most especially a partnership with generous donors dedicated to ensuring a preferred future for Roeper.

We are delighted to offer a snapshot of the remarkable fundraising success The Roeper School has enjoyed in recent years and to note that this kind of achievement requires deliberate preparation and stewardship, but most especially a partnership with generous donors dedicated to ensuring a preferred future for Roeper. Following the multi-million dollar “bricks and mortar” projects noted below, the school has successfully bridged those large capital campaign years with more exciting developments.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: PHASE 1

Birmingham Campus 2002 Bloomfield Hills Campus 2003

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: PHASE II

Birmingham Campus 2005 Bloomfield Hills Campus 2007

Endowment Growth

Renovated science labs, new robotics lab, renovated performing arts theater and new elevator Construction of classroom building (Steward Building), new competition-size swimming pool and children’s wading pool

Outdoor renovations and landscaping Construction of the Community Center Building, expanded parking, receiving and storage $1,350,000 in 1999 to the current level of $5,800,000 as of June 2012

Most especially, the trend into the current decade continues with “transformative” gifts reflected in the graph that we have provided. These extraordinary contributions reflect, in part, donations to establish endowment funds for Joseph and Helen Iten for scholarship and faculty/staff professional development; the Bernard Family Fund for Debate and Forensics; the estate of our beloved Mariann Hoag; the pacesetting gift from the Alan and Ann Frank family and others for The Children’s Library, and the recent anonymous gift toward the Birmingham Beautification Project. We are ever more confident that the goals and aspirations captured in the Strategic Plan and realized by the complement of Head of School David Feldman, the Board of Trustees and the generosity of the Roeper community will secure Roeper’s promising future, and we offer our continuing thanks for your support! F

CUMULATIVE GIVING

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Julie Gillikin

Data Manager

2011/12 ANNUAL FUND DONORS

Platinum Circle

Kathy & Ron Kasper LeeAundra & Paul Keany Geoff & Jody Kretchmer Herman Marable Jr ’80 Masco Coporation Marc & Linda Mettes Robert & Pamela Murray Eric Peterson ’95 Chris Popp Nick & Pam Pudar Roeper Booster Club Michael & Anastasia Salverson SAP Matching Gift Program Daniel Schechter & Laura Castleman Diana & Steve Silver Eric Snider ’87 Target Christopher & Linda Torres Volkswagen of America, Inc. Dave & Francine Zick

a gift of $10,000 or more

Community Foundation of SE Michigan

Leadership Circle a gift of $5,000 to $9,999

Anonymous Anonymous Freda Brown Donna & Steven Silk

Gold Circle

a gift of $3,000 to $4,999

Carol & Joel Appel Robert & Sandra Johnson Joel Sheiner ’74 & Patti Sheiner John & Marcy Sznewajs Laurie & Kevin Welsh

Founders Circle

a gift of $1,000 to $2,999

Anonymous Donors Curtis Bagne & Catherine Gofrank Buck Baker & Christie Peck Denita Banks-Sims & Robert Sims Paul & DeLana Borja Carolyn Borman Margaret Coughlin & David Nowinski Frank Crosby ’85 & Yliris Vega-Torres David & Linda Dagenais John DeCerchio & Michelle Guisewite Brian Dietz ’83 & Debra Meier Diana & James Elshoff Fannie Kraft Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fifth Third Bank Gregory Gamalski & Lori Lutz ’75 Thomas & Patricia Giftos Mary Kay & Stephen Glazek Steven & Tara Grekin Cindy Haskin-Popp Sharna & John Hatcher Michael & Jeanne Haynes James & Karen Heasley Tom & Tricia Huneke IBM David Jaffe ’74 & Erica Peresman JP Morgan Chase Foundation Dikran Kashkashian ’72 & Julia Kashkashian

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The Roeper School is pleased to acknowledge the donors to the 2011/12 Annual Fund Campaign

Silver Circle

a gift of $500 to $999

Lori Anderson Geoffrey Armstrong ’84 & Michelle Armstrong AT&T United Way Employee Giving Farideh Bagne Lisa Baker & Lynn Grunza John & Linda Ban Christina Beebe ’87 Orlando & Veronne Bustos Ron Citkowski & Judith Riley Lance & Andrea Cousins Jeffrey & Patricia Dalton Eric Davies ’77 & Karole Davies Steven & Ann Deneroff William Eisenman & Susan Guenther The Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation Jay & Ann Feldman David & Andrea Fluent Robert & Geri Garlo Judith Gass Andrew & Lisa Kochanowski Eric & Monica Labe Rosalie Lake Pat & Michael Lawrence Howard Lipkin & Kate Pitone-Lipkin Ashley Lowe & Robert Shaya David & Christine Lyon Jamie & Beth Michelson

Bold Italic indicates donors who have contributed to Roeper’s Annual Fund for five or more consecutive years

* indicates the actual graduation year of those alumni who matriculated from other secondary schools


Viviane Gracey & Brittany Gracey ’08 Dale & Jacqueline Haskin Ellen & Paul Hoppe Rodney & Barbara Keteyian Richard & Nita Larpenteur Howard Lee ’81 & Vi Nguyen Carolyn & Raymond Lett Michael & Laurie Lisi Laura Lucas James & Sharon Lyons Mary Jo & Michael Mersol-Barg Michael & Leslie Moskowitz Josh & Karen Moss Leigh Newland O’Donnell ’88 Leonard Pitt ’75 Marlita Reddy-Hjelmfelt ’79 & Eric Hjelmfelt Werner Roennecke & Patricia Ignatius David Scholl E. Carole Shaya Ike & Donna Sheppard Clinton Spevak Ann Steglich Kimberly Strong Leonard & Maureen Sznewajs Barbara & Roger Trunsky Yijun Tu & Liming Yang Kristen Underhill Welch ’77 & Barclay Welch Scott & Katherine Vartanian Joseph & Anne Marie Walkiewicz Joseph Weiss Bowman Yee Rob Zako ’77

Jon & Lori Mojares Michele Munde ’80 Julie & Paul Nemchik Joyce Nilis Patrick O’Connor ’78 & Dianne O’Connor O’Neill Foundation Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Paul Rabe ’72 & Cheryl Gunter Jodee & Roy Raines Allan & Nancy Rothfeder Mike & Jarie Ruddy Marcia Ruff & Thomas Wilkinson William & Patricia Ryan Gail & Kousay Said Susan & Zachary Savas Leonard & Bonnie Schemm Paul & Virginia Shuert Neil & Nancy Sosin Joan Spevak Rachel Stafeil Susan Szabo Mattano ’77 & Len Mattano Joseph & Amber Toland United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit Samuel & Tanya Way Pandora Young ’99

Benefactor Circle a gift of $250 to $499

Richard & Patricia Akkashian Alexandra Alberstadt ’83 Robert & Catrina Alpert Anonymous Donors Peter & Nancy Badore Dennis & Hadas Bernard Curtis Blessing ’69 Ray & Annemarie Boyl Bill & Pam Buckingham Michelle Calhoun-Martin Adam Dorfman ’90 & Melissa Moskof Joan & Phillip Edmunds George Ellenwood Leila & Martin Evelev David & Kris Flynn Jim & Wendy Fox Marc Friedman ’75 & Madalyn Friedman Anne Gahagan & Richard Dennis Harold & Bonita Gardner General Mills Box Tops for Education Richard Geyer ’81 Julie & Craig Gillikin Jennifer & Scott Gorland

Patron Circle a gift of $100 to $249

Marcia Abramson & Martin Hirschman Adam Acey ’89 & Alicia Schneider Acey ’89 David & Colleen Allen Laddie Andahazy, Jr. ’01 & Morgan Elliott Andahazy ’95 Soren & Walli Andersen April Anderson Anonymous Nelu & Dorica Bakaluca Sarah & Charlie Baker James & Martha Balmer Michael & Carol Barnhart, Sr Rand Barthel ’74 & Carolyn Barthel Ruth Barton Miranda Beebe ’84

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Jocelyn Beer ’86 Paul & Susan Benedict Jamie Benigna Mark & Joyce Bennett David Best ’90 Rebecca Fried Bolton ’98 & Jordan Bolton ’98* Nicholas & Michelle Bosway Christopher Bradley ’86 & Carolyn Bradley William Brashear Dan & Millie Braunstein Daniel Burbulla & Laura Wood Michele & Curtis Buttermore Sue & Peter Caplan Kenneth & Sylvia Chun Robert & Susie Citrin Class of 2013 Gloria & Gary Cook Robert Cox ’81 & Dara Kovel Carol Cox John & Pia Crandell Fred & Jennifer Cruz Dean & Jennifer Degazio Craig Dillon Michael Dinwiddie Cathy Edgett Richard & Ann Edwards Vickie Ellis & Aisha Ellis-Gordon ’08 Arthur Ensroth ’68* Richard & Karen Eschebach Jennifer & David Evenson Dietmar & Jill Exler Judy Failer ’82 Susanne Feldstein David Finkel & Amy Good Mark & Amy-Beth Fleischer Bruce Fleischer ’78 Sid & Cyntha Fox Lynda J Gale Gannett Foundation Paul & Li Gass Satish & Claudine George Peter & Charlotte Gerrits Gerald & Susan Gilman James & Georgia Gleason Steven Glowacki ’99 Andrew & Laura Goldberg Roger Goldstein Eric Gordin & Elizabeth Schneider Marc Gorelick ’83 & Carol Gorelick Jonathan Grossman ’88 & Michelle Grossman Janice Haines

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Carri & Aaron Hammers Jason Hammond ’89 & Erin Hammond ’94 Jenny Hansell ’82 & Fred Baumgarten James & Lynn Heiman Jeff & Liz Heldt Barbara Herman Michael & Rhonda Hicks Erin Hill-Brody Marcia Abramson & Martin Hirschman Stacy & Roland Holloman Elaina & Charles Holsey John Hopper ’81 Lee & Barb Huneke Joanna Jamieson & John Krzok Nathan Jhaveri ’02 Naomi Johnson Miller ’74 Marianne Jones ’82 & Joe Nelson Noor & Rehana Kapadia Steven & Debi King Dennis & Jean King Gayle Kirker Christopher & Elizabeth Klee Michael & Zina Kramer Henry Lambertz & Cherie Abbey Susan Lane Michelle & Michael Lane Fred & Roz Lessing Sol & Beatrice Luft John Luttermoser ’75 & Ann Randall Jamie Lyons-Eddy & Chris Eddy Jane MacFarlane Diane VanderBeke Mager Bob & Cindy Masone Glenn Maxwell & Kathleen Stevens Curtis & Karen Maxwell Karen May Cathy McGee Mr & Mrs Henry McKee, Jr MaryLou McMillan ’81 Thomas & Mary Louise McMillan Meijer Rewards Program Bonnie & Jim Michelson Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Sue Mitchell John Mollick ’78 & Suzanne Woodhams Monica Moons J.J. & Darsa Morrow Cyrus & Shiva Motlagh Dr. & Mrs. Robert Murray Jay & Leisl Must Matthew Nahan ’04 Jeff Nahan & Annette DePetris Charles & Sharon Newman


Lynda & Larry Newsome Godfrey & Nancy Nolan Ila O’Connor Joseph & Carol Oldenburg Jerry & Karen Olson Christopher Olson & Jennifer Clarkston John & Lisa Panourgias George & Athena Panourgias Michael & Linda Pattison Sara Ann Paul Malstrom ’71 Ramona Pearson Mrs J Stevenson Peck Linda & Emery Pence Margaret Peterson Sydnie & Charles Plotkin Lorene & O.L. Porter Karl & Judith Porth Colleen & James Potocki David & Dena Raminick Kristina Ramos ’81 Eric Raphael & Amy Barron Michael Raveane & Mary Haddad-Raveane Dr. & Mrs. Venkat Reddy Ann Reed John & Julie Reed Jerry & Gretchen Reeves John & Rosemarie Reilly David Rocco & Mary Pynnonen-Rocco Dr. Tom Roeper & Laura Holland Kathryn Romano David & Sheila Ronis Bradley Rourke ’83 Margaret Sands-Goldstein Francena Sargent Annette & Daniel See Alan & Leslie Sheidler Colleen & Scott Shelton Dr & Mrs. Henry Silverman Jr. Eric Silverman ’81 Rudy & Roseanne Simons Julie Stahl ’76 Susan Steigerwalt Jonathan & Lauren Stein Tessa Stein & Bob Simon Sharon & Sanford Stein Sunrise Assisted Living of Oakland Hills Robert & Andrea Teitel Cynthia Thomas & Michelle Hagerman Marilyn & Lawrence Trinkaus Elizabeth & John Turner Joshua Turner ’91 & Rachael Turner UMass Department of Linguistics Kerri Van Aken & Michele De Gregorio

Patricia & William Vance Deborah & Steve Veillette Jim & Beth Vens Pamela Victor ’84 & Jeff Hausthor Yakov & Luda Vinogradskiy Karen Walkowiak ’84 James & Malinda Waltz Robert & Kimberly Waters Terrence Way Amber & David Webb Andrew Wedepohl & Sarah Baltman Wedepohl ’83 Diane & Doug Whipple Patrick White & Amy Clark Charlotte Whitney Stevens Erin Milbeck Wilcox ’04 & Jonathan Wilcox ’03 Sue & Bob Williams Brian & Cathy Wilmers Maria & Kim Yamasaki Steven Yedlin David & Sally Young Anita Zaleski Weinraub ’69 Lori Zinser

Friendship Circle a gift to $99

Andrea & Brian Akkashian Elli Altman Anonymous Donors Stephon & Kellie Bagne Kathleen Baltman Gerry & Phil Barrons Judeen & Rita Bartos Jamey Bell ’75 & Gregg David Adler Howard & Julianne Berlin LeaMarie Bistak Herron ’86 & Erik Herron Dee & Robert Blankenburg Colin & Jeanne Broddle Denise Brodsky Hoeflich ’84 & Adam Hoeflich Matresa Brooks Jan Bulman Erik Burbulla ’12 Olene Burns Ann Burns Kate Bush ’00 & Daniel Montingelli Janet Caine DeLuca Bert & Christina Calderwood Shannon Cass-Calay ’88 & Robert Calay Shirley Charbonneau Karen Charette Kohn ’88 & Jason Charette Kohn Catherine Chow ’88

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David Chow ’86 Liz Churches Denning ’88 & Chad Denning Computer Associates International, Inc. John Cooper & Martha Royal Cooper Marilyn Davidson Nisha Dawson Bessy Despotis & Clay Thomas Daniel & Lauren Dinneweth Mary Droste & Christopher Vogt Brian & Mariana Durst Robert Egan & Arlene Frank Andrea Eis & Steven Rost John Evelev ’83 Joe & Liz Fallert Ms. Ruth Favro Nathan Flynn ’12 Michelle Fox ’95 & David Fox Jennifer Friedman Cohen ’86 & Joseph Cohen Matthew & Maribeth Galligan Dr. Julius Gardin Michael & Eugenie Gedwill Pat Gleason ’86 Martin & Dena Golden Howard & Francina Graef Donna Green Stano & James Stano Beth Greenapple & Julia Pais Walter Greene & Colleen Dolan-Greene Nan & Dick Griffith Bernard & Carol Grunza Katie & Jesse Hackney Philip Hague ’87 Robert Harner & Pamela Majchrzak Bob & Joyce Harner Joanna Baker Harper ’88 Robert & Nancy Heinrich Lillie Hicks Jonathan & Lauren Hirsch Daniel Hirschman ’02 Donna Holmes ’87 Azalia Hosey Teyra Hurtt Heather Irish Tamara Jhashi & Tamara Machmut-Jhashi Amber Joiner-Hill ’06 Jerome & Malca Katz Norman & Judith Keefer Elizabeth Kellogg Prince ’91 & Brett Prince Sue Kellogg-Graf ’87 John & Meg Keydel Jenni Killmer ’84 Robert Kler & Christina Rybicki Francina & Walter Knall

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Mark Krysinski & Susan Learman Grace Krysinski ’10 Patrycja Krzok ’96 Howard Lederman & Lynn Lombardo Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery Frank & Laurie LoCascio Lynn Lombardo Longest Lemonade Stand Joel & Barbara Lutz Maitland Marsh ’05 Caryn Martinez ’81 & Alex Martinez Michal McConville & Hunter Vaughan Rick McKenzie & Barbara Bartz Sara Mendez ’96 & Luis Mendez Diana Mercer-Pryor Rebecca Michelson ’12 Max Milstein ’02 Mr. & Mrs. John Mollick Lisa & Eric Momblanco Richard & Lori Morrow Kathleen Murphy Ellen Must Lawrence Nagel Rachel Newman ’87 & Yossi Zekic Rae Anne Noyes Dotter ’81 David & Theresa Olane Julia Pais & Beth Greenapple Laura & Thomas Panek Bridghette Parker Lawrence & Rona Pasik Michael & Mary Peterson Kimberly Phillips Sharon Pink Rich Pirrotta & Kathleen Phillips Leslie Poole & Jerome Poole Joanna Porvin ’87 Darren & Mite Post Jason & Lysa Postula-Stein Christopher Ramirez ’80 Nicole Ramos ’97 & Jose Victor Ramos Nicholas Robinson ’11 Werner Roennecke ’11 Paula Romano & Glynda Krantz Alan & Mara Rosenthal Arthur & Valerie Rosner Mr. Steven Rost & Andrea Eis Robert Rubin & Jill Rudofsky Rubin Denise Salatino Richard & Linda Saslow Yes Kathryn Savoie & Kim Hunter Howard Schubiner & Valerie Overholt Steven Scott ’74 Mark & Carol Segel


Victoria Shaw ’86 Nancy Shekter-Porat Sandra Lee Shoshani Naomi Silver ’86 Carter Sims ’10 Arvi Sinka Barbara J. Sorensen Karen Stapf Sally Stinson Matthew & Mary Szalkowski Joseph & Eileen Terranova Edward & Amy Thibodeau Clay Thomas Rosanne Thompson

Suzanne Townley ’86 & Uew Daus Richard & Mellanie Varkle Amy Voigt ’85 & Jeffrey Voigt Deirdre Wade ’87 Lauren Walkiewicz ’09 Leah Walkiewicz ’11 Amy Watkins Matthew Wayne Ted & Carol Wedepohl Ingrid Willenz-Isaacs ’68 Carol Yamasaki Susan & Taro Yamasaki Ann Yarger ’86

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listings in this Annual Report. If an error has occurred, please accept our apologies and contact the Development Office at 248/203-7315 so the appropriate changes can be made to our records.

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Julie Gillikin

Data Manager

SPECIAL GIFTS

Alexandra Alberstadt ’83 Anonymous Carol & Joel Appel Geoffrey Armstrong ’84 & Michelle Armstrong Melvin & Debby Aschenbrenner Asia Society Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Orlando & Veronne Bustos Community Foundation of SE Michigan Meg Coughlin & David Nowinski Frank Crosby ’85 & Yliris Vega-Torres Nina Edgerton ’83 & Teresa Hannan Diana & James Elshoff Jay & Ann Feldman Harold Francis & Diane Davis Francis Harold & Bonita Gardner Jennifer & Scott Gorland Hilda E Bretzlaff Foundation, Inc Tom & Tricia Huneke Burton Hurshe Anthony & ShereLyn Kahn Christopher & Elizabeth Klee

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Timeaco Lynn Robert & Pamela Murray Godfrey & Nancy Nolan Roger & Linda Olsen Emery & Linda Pence Eric Peterson ’95 Ernie & Roxanne Righetti Roeper Booster Club Jon & Shawn Rosenthal Ruby & Associates David & Karen Schulman Steve & Lori Shoha Donna & Steven Silk Laura Smith Tanya Smith Theresa Tobkin Barbara & Roger Trunsky Joseph & Anne Marie Walkiewicz Chi Wright Bowman Yee Suzanne Young

A “Special Gift” is any monetary donation given to The Roeper School under an appeal for a specific purpose — not part of the Annual Fund or The Capital Campaign for Roeper — or it may be simply an outright, unsolicited gift.


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Aimee Lalonde-Norman Development Officer

2012 MOSAIC AUCTION SUPPORTERS Many thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket, made a monetary donation and/or was a winning bidder at MOSAIC 2012: Fruit of the Vine, April 2012.

u There’s Always Room for … Cello! decorated and donated by Ayisha & Julie’s Stage IV Class, won by William Myles & Sylmara Chatman

Brian & Andrea Akkashian David & Colleen Allen Elli Altman Francile Anderson Anonymous Joel & Carol Appel Curtis Bagne & Catherine Gofrank Stephon & Kellie Bagne Buck Baker & Christie Peck Lisa Baker & Lynn Grunza John & Linda Ban Jennifer Turnbull Bonde & Chris Bonde Paul & DeLana Borja Carolyn Borman Nicholas & Michelle Bosway Sally Victor & Mike Buscarino Orlando & Veronne Bustos Jeff & Susan Cancelosi Henry & Cathy Chapman Sylmara Chatman Ron & Sue Daiza Betty Davis Mark Debinski John DeCerchio & Michelle Guisewite Philip & Hilary Deely Michele De Gregorio & Kerri Van Aken Anne Gahagan & Richard Dennis William & Marlene Emerson David & Elane Feldman David Finkel & Amy Good Jay & Ann Feldman David & Andrea Fluent Matthew & Maribeth Galligan Lori Lutz ’75 & Gregory Gamalski Harold & Bonita Gardner Mike & Erin Gatewood Peter & Charlotte Gerrits Thomas & Patricia Giftos Michael & Lisa Girolami Andrew & Laura Goldberg David & Jamie Goldschmidt Marc ’83 & Carol Gorelick Janet & Felix Grabowski Paul & Elizabeth Gramer Beth Greenapple & Julia Pais Steven & Tara Grekin Nan & Dick Griffith Janice Haines Robb Harner & Pam Majchrzak Michael & Laurie Haroutunian The Health Law Partners, PC James & Karen Heasley Jeffrey & Elizabeth Heldt

Erin Hill-Brody Donald & Mary Hobley Stacy & Roland Holloman John & Barbara Hubbard Tom & Tricia Huneke Teyra Hurtt David Jaffe ’74 & Erica Peresman Karen Johnson Steven & Bridget Katzman Richard & Lisette Keil Tom & Jennifer Keuten Sayeed & Nahid Khan Christopher & Elizabeth Klee Peggy & Jared Klein Brad & Jennifer Klump Rev/Dr Jeffrey Knight & Laurrie Knight Sue Konst Anessa Owen Kramer ’84* & David Kramer Alexandra Krot Joel Krugel & Heidi Brode Kevin Kruszewski & Michelle Goff Mark Krysinski & Susan Learman Patrycja Krzok ’96 Manoj & Monica Kumar Roman & Kathleen Lesnau Marcia Levenson Kathleen & Rick Lindbeck Robert Long & Marlene Seltzer Mindy & Rick Lopus David & Christine Lyon Herman Marable, Jr ’80 Julie & Thomas McCarthy Michael & Judith Meininger

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Marc & Linda Mettes Jamie & Beth Michelson Steve & Danita Milbeck Robert & Denise Moore Stephanie & Todd Morita J.J. & Darsa Morrow Michael & Leslie Moskowitz Managed Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc. Robert & Pamela Murray Jay & Leisl Must William Myles & Sylmara Chatman Joshua Abbott & Julie Nichols Godfrey & Nancy Nolan Meg Coughlin & David Nowinski Christopher Olson & Jennifer Clarkston Emery & Linda Pence Kristi Fielder & Eric Pierce Sharon Pink Rich Pirrotta & Kathleen Phillips Karl & Judith Porth Colleen & James Potocki Mary & Robert Purcell Gerry & Janelle Radtke David & Dena Raminick John & Julie Reed Wendy Mayer & Chris Reo Leon & Cheryl Richardson Leslie Hosey & Ron Robinson David Rocco & Mary Pynnonen-Rocco Nancy Roop Ronald Rosenberg Arthur & Valerie Rosner Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Rubin David I. & Susan Ruby ruby+associates Mike & Jarie Ruddy Geoff & Laurie Saham Gail & Kousay Said David & Melissa Sauter Zachary & Susan Savas Melissa Sawyers Jay & Jill Schloff Thomas Seaman & Kristen Niemi Ashley Lowe & Robert Shaya Steve & Lori Shoha Steven & Donna Silk Sarah Silverstein Scott Simecek & Kathrina Spyridakis Bob Simon & Tessa Stein Denita Banks-Sims & Glenn Sims Drew Smith & Jennifer MacLeod-Smith Steven Solys & Julie Frost Clint Spevak

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Rachel & Jeffrey Stafeil Jonathan & Lauren Stein Kevin & Karen Sutphin Stephen Sutton & Anna Trinkaus Sutton ’95 Janet Szeto John & Marcy Sznewajs Derek & Vickie Teetsel Bessy Despotis & Clay Thomas Cynthia Thomas & Michelle Hagerman Joseph & Amber Toland Christopher & Linda Torres Bill & Lynne Treharne Barbara & Roger Trunsky Joe & Cari Vaughn Jim & Beth Vens Susan Vogt Joseph & Anne Marie Walkiewicz James & Jennifer Watry Fred & Gulin Watson Anne & Anthony Whitbeck David & Sharon White Robert & Susan Williams Marcia Ruff & Thomas Wilkinson Doug & Mary Beth Winkworth Glen Woods & Orlene Thomas Frank Wronski & Gail Clarkson Lori Zinser

q Nature-inspired Tiled Table created and donated by Ellen & Gloria’s Stage IV Class, won by Joseph & Amber Toland t Mixed Media Art Piece created and donated by Jarie Ruddy, also won by Joseph & Amber Toland tq Two Handpainted Dishes decorated and donated by Kimberly & Sarah’s Stage II Class, won by Stephanie & Todd Morita


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Aimee Lalonde-Norman Development Officer

2012 MOSAIC AUCTION DONORS

p Fun Flower Pot donated by Lisa & Matresa’s Stage III Class, won by Tom & Jennifer Keuten q Truly Me Geo Print Dress donated by Bec & Sam’s/ Trendz, won by Christopher & Elizabeth Klee

6 Salon 220 Restaurant 515 Store AAA (Auto Club Group) About Face Beauty Spa Above and Beyond Moonwalks Donivan Abraham ‘08 Acura of Troy Adventures in Toys African Safari Wildlife Park Amber & Karen’s Stage I Class American Girl Doll, Inc Amy Kimball Photography Angelina Italian Bistro Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum Anonymous Donors The Antigua Group Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa AutoZone Ayisha & Julie’s Stage IV Class Baskin Robbins Downtown Royal Oak BD’s Mongolian Grill The Bear’s Club Beauty by J. Lyle Ltd. Bec & Sam’s Bella Belli Maternity Bella Uno Photography bellapiatti Belle Aquatic The Berkley Music Company Beverly Hills Grill Big Beaver Tavern Birmingham Wellness Center Peter Blair BluArch Collection Boogie Fever Cafe Bounce U Boyne Brio Tuscan Grille Luigi Bruni Buca di Beppo Build-a-Bear Cabo San Lucas Country Club Cacao Tree Cafe California Pizza Kitchen Carl Sterr on the Hill Caruso Caruso Cathy & Susie’s Stage III Class Center for Yoga Chris & Andreea’s Stage IV Class Chrome City Style Colleen & Nicole’s Stage I Class

ComedySportz Theatre The Roeper Cork Wine Pub School is The Original Cottage Inn grateful to Stephen Cummings D’Amato’s and Goodnite Gracie these Depaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre generous Detroit Golf Club Detroit Historical Society donors of Detroit Red Wings silent and/or Detroit Skating Club live auction The Detroit Marriott items. Detroit Institute of Arts Dick O’Dow’s Dick’s Last Resort Restaurants Mike Donovan Double Tree by Hilton Detroit-Dearborn Dr. Phil Show Linda Dresner Dynamite Landscaping Co. Eastman Kodak Kasey Eckman Ecology Electronic Arts Elise & Paula’s Stage IV Class Ellen & Gloria’s Stage IV Class Ellen, Gloria & Carmen Emagine Entertainment, Inc Emagine Royal Oak Emabassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore English Gardens E-Shred The Essex Eulalia’s US Homeroom Festivities Studio Flagstar Bank Fleming’s Restaurant Four Seasons Garden Center & Custom Landscape Services Fox Broadcasting Co. Fox Grill Fox Sports Detroit Mellissa Francis The Franklin Grill Friend of The Roeper School Froggy’s Toy Stop fuse George’s Salon, Inc Thomas & Patricia Giftos Jennifer Glass Goldfish Swim School – Birmingham Goldfish Swim School – Farmington Hills William & Angela Govier Grand Lux Cafe

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Great Clips Birmingham Green Thumb Garden Center The Grekin Skin Institute Hagafen Cellars Jason Hansen Health Alliance Plan Heartwear Designs Hedemann Photography The Henry Ford Tony Herold Carmen Hickok HillTop Greenhouse & Farm Hilton Garden Inn Old Town Scottsdale Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Jonathan & Lauren Hirsch Holiday Market Hotel Le Bristol Paris Hotel Vitale Tom & Tricia Huneke Daryl & LaTeresa Hurley Daryl Hurley ‘14 Hyatt Regency Dearborn Inn Season Café Inside CNN Atlanta The Italian Dish Alan Jackson Platinum Fan Club Jacobsen’s Flowers Inc. Jarie’s Stage IV ”Gods & Monsters” Art Class Jen Prouty Photography Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Jessica’s Natural Foods Julie Byrne Interiors Just Add Water J.W. Marriott Washington, DC K9 Club Cares Karen Johnson’s Latin 5 Class Kathleen A. Phillips Zoom Artistic Photography, LLC Aine Kelly Kerzner International Limited Kimberly & Sarah’s Stage II Class Christopher & Elizabeth Klee James & Linda Kohlenberg Eliana Kokotos Kona Grill Dean Koontz Steven Kristal La Belle Provence & Word of Art Lady Antebellum Bryan & Vanessa Lancaster Late Show with David Letterman Armani Lee ‘15 Leon & Lulu

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Lifeline Theatre Lightning Speedway Linda Pence’s 6th Grade Homeroom Lisa & Andi’s Stage II Class Lisa & Matresa’s Stage III Class Loews Denver Hotel Long Lake Market Longaberger, Inc Consultant/ Nancy Roop Mindy & Rick Lopus David & Christine Lyon Lindsey Machacek Madden’s on Gull Lake Marchon Margot European Day Spa Marquis Theatre – Northville Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire Marion McAlister Meadowbrook Country Club Metals in Time Aaron Michael at Cole Street Salon Michele & Patti’s Stage II Class MiChigo Pizza Andy Mignery Mitchell’s Fish Market – Birmingham MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Stephanie & Todd Morita Morley Candy Makers & Sanders Michigan Opera Theatre Managed Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc Robert & Pamela Murray Myrtle Beach National Company National Coney Island Neiman Marcus New York Philharmonic Nordstrom – Somerset Collection Oakland Flag Football League Old Faithful Geyser of California Olivers Trendz Optik Otsego Club & Resort Hui & Jessica Ouyang Pablo Cardona Painting with a Twist Palace Sports and Entertainment Paper Source Chef Elliot Patti Perfect Corners Gallery P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Pink Elephant Cupcakes Planet Rock Plum Market

p Two Night Stay for Two at Hotel le Bristol in Paris, France donated by Hotel le Bristol, won by Steven & Bridget Katzman

q Star Wars Basket donated by Friends of Roeper, won by David & Christine Lyon


q Rainforest Cafe Basket of Fun donated by Rainforest Cafe, won by Derek & Vickie Teetsel

Emma Poliseno Poochies of Beverly Hills, Inc Porto Elounda De Luxe Hotel Premier Pet Supply Punch Productions, Inc. Putting Edge Daniel & Sandra Quick Rainforest Cafe Ramada Plaza Minneapolis David & Dena Raminick Ray’s Ice Cream Company, Inc Red Knapp’s Dairy Bar Regis’s 6th Grade Homeroom Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Renaissance Spa Roadside B&G Kate Robards The Robot Garage Rodnick Company Roeper Stage I Roeper Stage II Roeper Stage III Roeper Stage IV RoomStyle Rosarito Beach Hotel Roughriders Spirit Shop The Roeper Parent Community ruby+associates Mike & Jarie Ruddy Lincoln Russell Rusty Bucket – Bloomfield Hills Saks Fifth Avenue Salvatore Scallopini Salvatore Scallopini – Lathrup Sarah & Stacy’s Stage II Class Scott & Dee’s Stage III Class The Second City SeegerPeople Shannon & Bryan’s Stage III Class Shedd Aquarium Sheh Yi’s 6th Grade Homeroom Colleen & Scott Shelton Shine Bob Simon & Tessa Stein Somerset Collection Southeast Michigan MENSA South Bar South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Specialties Showroom The Spice & Tea Exchange Stage Deli Karen Stapf Starbucks – Square Lake & Woodward Streetside Seafood The Studio Theatre Susan Knight’s 8th Grade Homeroom Emily Swarthout Sweet Lorraine’s Sweet Thing Sydney Boggs Sylvia Bell’s 7th Grade Homeroom John & Marcy Sznewajs tallulah wine bar & bistro Target Store – Troy TCBY Team Detroit Tender TGA of East Oakland County Theatre at the Center Toasted Oak Grill & Market Joseph & Amber Toland Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza Town Tavern The Townsend Hotel Townsend Street Pilates John Travolta Treat Dreams Trevarrow Troy Gymnastics TRU Uptown Entertainment Uptown Parthenon Restaurant US Toy Company/Constructive Playthings Moira Velazquez Vintage Village Fine Wine Walt Disney World Company Fred & Gulin Watson Amber Webb Wendy’s 8th Grade Homeroom David & Sharon White The Whitney Bob & Sue Williams Akira & Mary Ann Yamamoto Yellow Door Art Market Sarah Young Zanies Comedy Nite Club

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Denita Banks-Sims

Dirtetor of Development

PARTING THOUGHTS Dear Friends — An integral part of my job is to simply say, “Thank you!” On behalf of The Roeper School family, it is often my privilege to extend our genuine gratitude for the many, many ways you sustain the community. It is also one of the absolute BEST parts of my job. If it were possible to be transported to an immediate “face-to-face” opportunity to convey to you the value of your gifts of time, talent and dollars, I would happily make the journey! Instead, it is our hope that you know how much your generosity means to all of us. Please know that in both the day-to-day expression of the Roeper experience, as well as the thoughtful preparation for the days when future families can be grateful beneficiaries of the program, your support is deeply appreciated. As some of you may know, my office is two narrow flights of stairs away from the Stage I classrooms in the Hill House/Main Building. Once again, my professional privilege extends to being the current occupant of George Roeper’s original office and classroom. In this space, I am often in delightful proximity of expressed gratitude! Our pre-school students regularly note their appreciation for everything from a helpful boost to reach the water fountain to an exuberant bear hug when they complete a two-week LEGO construction that has been allowed to stay “exactly as is” until the Stage I contractor is satisfied with the job. It is an innate exchange of sincere and thoughtful communication and brings to mind this passage from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. Once again, on behalf of The Roeper School … THANK YOU! Yours,

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… it is our hope that you know how much your generosity means to all of us.


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we’re saving a seat FOR YOU We hope you will join us for as many of these fine performances as possible!

MARCH THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater/Donations gratefully accepted Diversity/Amnesty Film Series Saturday, March 9 7:30pm NEIL SIMON’S RUMORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater/Tickets Required Presented by Roeper Theatre Company Thursdays, March 14 & 21 7:00pm Fridays, March 15 & 22 8:00pm Sunday, March 17 2:00pm Saturday, March 23 8:00pm

APRIL Nicky’s Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater/Donations gratefully accepted Diversity/Amnesty Film Series Saturday, April 13 7:30pm Showcase Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater Upper School Performers — Spotlight on Seniors Wednesday, April 17 7:00pm Benefit Talent Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater/Tickets Required Hosted by Jamie Lyons-Eddy’s Upper School Homeroom Saturday, April 20 7:00pm Spring Dance Concert . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater/Free Admission/Tickets Required Lower, Middle & Upper School Dancers Sunday, April 28 2:00pm

may Stage IV Musical — gilbert & sullivan’s the mikado . . . . . . . Community Center Thursday, May 2 7:00pm Friday May 3 7:00pm spring vocal concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birmingham Campus Middle & Upper School Singers Wednesday, May 15 7:00pm all-school Instrumental Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Center Lower, Middle, Upper School lnstrumentalists Wednesday, May 22 7:00pm George A. Roeper Festival of Senior Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . Acheson Theater Thursday, May 23 7:00pm Thursday, May 30 7:00pm Friday, May 31 7:00pm

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3nd Annual

Pool Party Fundraiser Saturday, July 13, 2013* 2:00 – 5:00pm BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS 41190 WOODWARD AVENUE

$5 per person or $20 per family Roeper is hosting a Pool Party to raise funds to sponsor swimming lessons for children. Everyone is welcome. No preregistration necessary — just come! Children must be accompanied by an adult. questions? contact CAROLYN LETT AT CAROLYN.LETT@roeper.org or 248.203.7327

Make a Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. the initiative aligns the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to raise awareness of water safety and provide opportunities for all children to learn to swim. The following statistics demonstrate the need for action:

> Nine people drown each day in the U.S. > In ethnically diverse communities, the youth drowning rate is more than double the national average. > Nearly six out of 10 African-American and Hispanic/Latino children are unable to swim — nearly twice as many as their Caucasian counterparts. > The key indicator in this was not race, but family — Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning > While about 1/3 of white children from non-swimming families go on to learn to swim, less than 1/10 of children in non-swimming African-American families do. By teaching these children, Make a Splash is breaking the cycle and creating generations of parents-to-be who will know how to swim.

* raindate: SATURDAY, July 27 — same time, same place

The Roeper School 2011/12 Annual Report  

Published Winter 2013