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2014-2015 The Walker School Annual Report

Walker Kindergarteners enjoy a morning lesson, circa 1964


For almost 60 years, The Walker School’s parents,

friends and families have selflessly given of their time, talent and resources to ensure our mission is fulfilled for every generation of Walker students. What started as a small kindergarten class of 10 students in the basement of St. James Episcopal Church on the historic Marietta Square, has grown over the last half century into an exceptional college preparatory school.

At Walker, challenging academics are balanced within our nurturing environment. Our dedicated faculty are able to create meaningful relationships with their students, giving them the confidence to explore the boundless opportunities in front of them. And when they are ready to take that next step into college, our award-winning college counseling program provides expert guidance, leading each student to find their best fit. It is through the act of giving that Walker is able to maintain this unique environment for nearly 1,000 students every day. We thank each and every donor listed in the following pages for their generous support – which makes all these things possible.


Mrs. Reddick’s 2014-2015 Preschoolers enjoy a morning lesson on the iPads.


Message from the Head of School As I begin my fifth year at Walker, I continue to be so grateful for the generosity of our school community. Parent volunteers in every division, students reaching out to help other students, faculty/staff going above and beyond; generosity is a mindset at The Walker School. The Annual Fund is a great example of this spirit of giving. Parents who invest in their child’s education at Walker go the extra mile when they also give to the Annual Fund; former parents who have long since completed their financial obligation to the school continue to give to the Annual Fund out of a sense of gratitude; alumni give in honor of both the great teachers who inspired them and the fabulous education they received in these halls. And these gifts make a huge difference. Walker’s Annual Fund reached new heights in 2014-15, as total giving surpassed $615,000 and parent participation eclipsed 90% for the first time in school history. As a result of such outstanding generosity, two critically important aspects of our school are elevated. First, because the overwhelming majority of the funds raised by the Annual Fund are invested in the school program, Walker’s core strengths - academic challenge, nurturing environment, dedicated faculty/staff, meaningful relationships, boundless opportunities, and award-winning college counseling - are enhanced to a greater degree. Second, when major donors see such strong financial support and participation, they are inspired to consider transformational gifts to The Walker School. Specifically, I would like to thank Annual Fund Chair Kim Epstein and her team, as well as Walker’s Advancement team of Shelly Manuel, Cathy LaClaire, and Laura Nelson, for their efforts in making the 2014-15 Annual Fund such a wonderful success. With gratitude,

Jack Hall Head of School

“The one investment I never question is the investment made in our children’s education at The Walker School.” - Heath Garrett, Walker parent

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The Walker School by the numbers

Summary of Giving (includes all cash gifts received between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015)

The Walker Annual Fund

$619,802

*Restricted Gifts

Total Philanthropic Giving to The Walker School School Year Income

School Year Expenses

l Tuition = 89.6%

l Salaries & Benefits = 66.7%

l Auxillary Programs = 6.38%

l Curriculum & Curriculum Support = 12.4%

l Investment Income = .02%

l Bond Payments = 8.3%

$28,420

$648,222

l Buildings & Grounds = 4.5%

l *Annual Giving = 3.8%

l General & Administrative = 2.7%

(*unrestricted Annual Fund gifts and restricted gifts)

l Capital Purchases = 2.06% l Technology Expenses = 1.86% l Marketing & Communications = 1.46%

Annual Fund Giving History (5 years) 2010-2011: $374,595 2011-2012: $409,784 2012-2013: $553,115 2013-2014: $613,430 2014-2015: $619,802

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

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Message from the Annual Fund Committee Chair Dear Walker Family, I have had the pleasure of working with a dedicated and energetic group of Annual Fund volunteers for the 2014-2015 year. On behalf of this wonderful group of parents, I would like to thank you for your generosity. Because of you, our school was able to reach a historic milestone -- 90% family participation in the Annual Fund for the first time ever! I would also like to thank Walker’s faculty and staff and Trustees for their continued support of the Annual Fund with their 100% participation year after year. The strong culture of philanthropy is a testament to the commitment of our community to enriching the opportunities for students, teachers and families. Every Annual Fund gift ensures that our children continue to receive an exceptional educational experience by providing resources that enhance our classrooms, provide unlimited opportunities through our academic, fine arts, and athletic programs, on-going curriculum training for our faculty, and operating support for the school’s budget. I have the privilege to again work with passionate and committed volunteers of the Annual Fund this year as we re-ignite the spark for our current 2015-2016 school year. Thank you for your generous support of The Walker School. Sincerely,

Kim Epstein 2014-2015 Annual Fund Chair

Left to right: Jeff, Randi, Alice, Jenny and Kim

2014-2015 Annual Fund The Walker Annual Fund relies on a committee of dedicated parent volunteers to educate our community about the important role philanthropy plays in the life of the School. Personal contact from parent representatives helps encourage giving and ensure that Walker students experience excellence in teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. We are deeply grateful to the members of the 2014-2015 Annual Fund Committee for leading what was the most successful fundraising drive in the School’s history.

Annual Fund – Parent Participation (5 year)

2010-2011

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2011-2012

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2013-2014

Committee Volunteers

2014-2015

Kim Epstein, Chair Mindy Baker Mary Camp Eve DeVane Melissa Gilbert Holly Hachman Jennifer Johnson Dawn Koutouzis Kim Lauterbach Rina Nath Carolynn Puffe Tracy Rathbone Brock Patterson Lyric Resmondo Kristin Shaw


Through giving...

Challenging Academics

are possible.

At Walker, we are able to develop our own instructional priorities, ones that reflect the continued importance of critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Here, a student in Thomas Cooper’s Advanced Topics in Computer Science class works with one of Emily Adams’ Biology students to create interactive brain games using Arduino software. They then use the games to teach our Preschool classes about the brain.


2014-2015 Walker Annual Fund We thank the following donors for their support of the people and programs that make a Walker education exceptional. Every contribution, large and small, is greatly appreciated and deeply valued. Chairman’s Circle

St. James Circle

Ms. DeAnna Brown Randy and Jill Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Warren

Anonymous (1) Steve and Gail Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. David Blauvelt Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bosio James Busch Mr. and Mrs. Jim Condon Cook and Jackson Family Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cook Jeff and Kim Epstein Matthew Jones and Joanne Gathard The Hachman Family The Heilfrons Ronnie and Jamie Hollis Mr. Kartikey Jani and Ms. Dipa Naik David and Paige Jones Jan and Tripp Kay Jean and Russ Kisling Randy and Stephanie Light

Head of School’s Circle Dixie and Robert Bowden Jeff and Angie Chattin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Hegedus Mr. Craig W. Poteet and Dr. Julie Poteet Glenn and Kristin Shaw Mark and Libby Turner

Principal’s Circle Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barre James and Diane Brock Susan and Jeff Brown

Giving levels categories Chairman’s Circle $15,000 and above

Waterman Circle $1,500 - $2,499

Head of School’s Circle $10,000 - $14,999

Wolverine Level $1,000 - $1,499

Principal’s Circle $5,000 - $9,999

Maroon and Gold Level $500 - $999

St. James Circle $2,500 - $4,999

Supporter Level up to $499

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chang Matt and Kim Crisp Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Depiero Virginia J. Eubanks Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Foster Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gregory The Gruwell Family Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hagen Jack and Cathy Hall Mario and Chantal Houde Alex and Dawn Koutouzis Nadim and Turin Mamoun Mike and Melody Perrin Michael and Carolynn Puffe Stephen F. and Robin S. Reich Sue and Buzz Rittenberg Scott and Christie Slay Jeffrey and Louise Tharp Michael and Nicole VanBruinisse Steve and Angie Vonderhaar Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wonder

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Drew and Deborah Meunier Bob and Randy Murphy Dr. David and Barbara Nadler Jim and Lisa Parrish James and Tatiana Perrin Gerald and Bonnie Pouncey Mrs. Patricia Sanchez The Shah Family C.J. and P.J. Steffen Ann and Ken Stovall Jennifer and Rip Warren Cam and Pam Weigandt Larry and Julie Wheeler Alan and Simone Zuckerman

Waterman Circle

Anonymous (3) Carter and Ashley Allen Michael and Katie Arjona Kraig and Susan Armstrong Ford and Shannon Bohannon

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Randy Fields and Liz Bouis Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bozeman Hank and Dana Bradford Lyne and Ray Castonguay Mr. and Mrs. James Clabby Charlie and Erin Clark Michelle and David Cox Robert W. and Mimi J. Davenport David and Maryanne Elliott Julie and James Eubanks Dave and Renee Fink Will Forteith and Heather Zrubek Mr. Ted Gary Devon E. Godde Jane Bowden Gore and Rusty Gore George and Andrea Grindstaff Stephanie Hack Hillary Hahm and Gary Vecellio Katherine and Chris Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Philip Haynes David and Susan Hebert Jerry and Glenda Hedden Chuck and Christi Hodges Christie and Rob Holman Dr. Allen and Cleo Hutchins Dr. Sandeep Jaglan and Mrs. Anji Jaglan The Johnson Family Mark and Janet Knautz Cathy and James Krendl Tom and Kirsten LaDue Mark and Susan Lane The Lazzaroni Family Kelly and Scott Leavell Bill and Claire Leisy Shelly Robertson Manuel and Skip Manuel Michael and Jody Martin David and Melinda Mason Michael and Theresa Motes Jeff and Kathy Mudge Bob and Maxine Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Saverio N. Paglioni Brock and Lisa Patterson Mr. Duane Patterson and Ms. Cecilia McGinty Gregory and Jody Pritchett Mr. William Rittenberg Craig and Pam Roper Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scheuerman Allan and Leah Sicat Vlado and Meltem Slavov Adam and Jennifer Slipakoff Chris and Jaydee Smith Richard and Bethany Stoll Christine and Robert Stoltz

Steve and Cindy Suto Shawn and Kelly Tidwell Mr. and Mrs. Sean Todd Lili and Steven Toro Mr. and Mrs. William Wheeler, Sr. Emily and Scott Wottrich Scott and Collette Wright Sally and Michael Wright

Wolverine Level Anonymous (4) Robert and Mindy Baker Susan Bargo Karen and Chuck Barton Stephen and Tammy Berry The Bishops Brad and Estrella Brown John and Mary Camp John and Meisha Carey Drs. Scott and Mary Chappell Hugh and Sylvia Cohen Shawna and Sean Fallmann Ben and Leslie Finger Mr. and Mrs. Ashit Gandhi Parker and Melissa Gilbert Sachin Goel and Mini Gupta Mr. and Mrs. Brian Grazzini Jerry Green and Erin Green Alex and Maureen Hardie Claire Harper Elizabeth Harper Skip and Jeanine Harper Kelly Harper Pete and Stacy Haubenschild Pamela S. Jennings Mr. Jana Kanyadan and Dr. Chitra Kanyadan Adam and Kathryn Kay Barbara and Talmadge McBrayer Michael and Amy McCarver Mr. Duane Patterson and Ms. Cecilia McGinty Kris and John Michaelides Ms. Jamie Nourzad Kumar and Aditi Patel Kelly and Melanie Paul Mrs. Karen Payne Richard and Sally Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Edward Plott Keats and Laura Quinalty Joseph and Susan Reini Don and Lesley Robertson Charlie and Alisa Rogers The Sawyer Family Dörte and Stefan Schmieta Marnie Shore


Seth and Sondi Spurlock Jim and Astrid Vose Bill and Robin Waibel Catherine Warren Terri Welchel

Maroon and Gold Level Anonymous (7) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allers Drs. Nithi and Usha Anand Mr. Ajay Arora and Mrs. Pimmi Malhotra Brett and Kristen Baker Dawn and Michael Bilodeau Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bloom Peter and Cindy Brown Ben and Leslie Browning Joseph and Gayle Casey Mr. Matt Casper Donald and Kimberly Catlin Hem and Harini Chari Tom and Marjorie Clarke Mr. and Mrs. Cervernie Cone The Cotter Family Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Culling Vince and Frieda Currao Jonathan and Jennifer Dalton Ira Dawson Eve and Harvey DeVane Mr. and Mrs. Alec Dicks The Dietz Family Michael and Andrea Dresdner Heather and Kevin Etzler Joanne and Daniel E. Eustaquio Feyisayo and Jumoke Fadase Joe and Ginny Farrell Carey D. Faulds Mr. and Mrs. Drayton D. Fowler Neelu and Rejendra P. Gandhi Jack and Gail Gigantino Mr. and Mrs. Read Gignilliat Barbara and Jay Goldstein Scott and Judy Gregory Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hahn Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hannon Alex and Maureen Hardie Geoff and Juliann Heilhecker Kristy and Mark Helms Rana and Yousef Hindi Mr. and Mrs. Andre Hubbard Marci and Gary J. Jacobson Matthew and Suzanne Jaffe Ken and Ellen Jenkins Todd and Sandy Jones Chip and Lori Kaczynski Markus Klass Dennis and Patricia Koutouzis John and Stacey Kown Blakely (Browning) and Brent Kriegshauser Matt and Melony Krstulja Cathy and Jeff LaClaire Angela McPike and Browning Lloyd Dr. and Mrs. William Melvin Kevin and Marilyn Miller

Ramsey and Rebecca Mohandiss Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munafo Malanda and Jeff Murchison Ponnambalam Muthiah Laura and Kevin Nelson Greg and Elizabeth Nesmith Paul and Babby Norsworthy Victor and Jordan Ovcharov Dr. and Mrs. Steven Oweida Ram and Deepa Paramesh The Parlottos Prakash and Medha Parmar Nick and Christine Parsons Rajesh Piplani and Meenu Narang Jeff and Valerie Polekoff Tracy and Aaron Rathbone Dr. and Mrs. Devender Reddy Lyric Danielle Resmondo and Jay Garten Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richardson Adam and Robert Rodenberger Linda and Ralph Russell Mr. and Mrs. Horea Rusu Paul and Ella Schutt Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shapiro Dr. Aasim and Dr. Sofia Sheikh Dr. Sahir G. Shroff and Dr. Paulomi S. Shroff The Soergel Harris Family James and Gayle Tallman Philip and Connie Taylor Javier and Sheri Tejedor Toby and Cris Thornton Doug and Pranee Turbush Emily and Todd Tyson Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Walsh Jr. Raymond S. Willoch Brian and Kelly Wills

Supporter Level Anonymous (19) Sari Braderman and Lawrence Aaronson Ms. Hilary Adair Dean and Kristin Adams Emily and Nicholas Adams Stephen and Susan Adkins Ms. Sonia Ahmed Carrie and Ray Aho Vince and Kim Alfi Sarah Allen Ms. Beatriz Alvarado Larry Alvin Ron and Valentina Apollon Mr. Scott Arkoette and Dr. Alexia Gregory Gary and Karen Armstrong Lawson Ashby Raveesh and Marcela Asnani Jack and Ida Atwill Tom and Katie Auger Cathy Read-Baca Chuck and Kelly Bachman Karen Baker Irene Barassa

The Bates Family Jean and Jon Bayer Kim and Jim Baynes Brian and Darcy Beard The Behm Family Georgina Bellman Mr. and Mrs. Ed Benecchi Lynn Benfield and Lynn Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Bentley Beverly Bergman Phillip and Elizabeth Berrier Bob and Sue Berry Kathy and Eric Berry John E. Bishop Barbara and David Blakely Gary and Sandy Blohm The Bockmier Family Rich and Kathy Boden Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boland Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Bossak Tripp and Susan Boyer Michael and Anne Brady Dr. Nathaniel Brady Jama and Mark Branham Scotty and Travis Brewington Bryce Brickhouse Laura R. Brock Amy MacAdam Burtch Ira and Opal Bush The Cardona Family Diane and Alan Carlson Bob and Victoria Carlson Shelley Carr Bill and Laura Carruth Kate and Brent Carter Chris and Catherine Casdia Malav Chakravorty Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chalmers The Champagne Family Kelly Chapman Amy and Evan Charles Erika Chebuhar Neil and Karen Clark Paul Clonts and Jeanne Santoli Ian and Jo Coke Mr. and Mrs. Ahmet Colakoglu Mark and Tracy Cole Taryn Coles and Ben Suriano Sue and Patrick Collerton Daniel and Melanie Connell Michael and Kim Coolbroth Thomas Cooper Scott and Kristie Cowan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Craig The Crider Family Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Crouch John and Janet Crowers Thomas and Diana Cunningham Damon and Donna Daniel The Darko Family Dr. and Mrs. Jim Darling Julie and Alan Davies Doris and Hugh Davis Vivian A. Davis Emmett W. Deen

Jerry Del Gaudio Erika Treu and Alan Diaz Salina and Elhadji Diop Mr. Kyle Dodd Kurt and Lesley Dresch Kitty Drew and Terry Strecker Lisa and Rickey Dulaney Marshall and Victoria Duling Jaiprekash Dullabh and Babita Bhikha Ms. Caroline Duncan Dawn and John Dunlap Hobie and Diane Duvall Rob and Susan Dyar Tom and Lynda Eckstrom Heather and Scott Edens Matt Eisenman Ms. Kyna Elliott Denice and Henry Esterly Bill and Janice Evanson Lauren and Tom Fallon Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fazekas Dana and Bud Ferguson The Pardue Family Brian Forshey Barry and Gayle Foy Carlos and Marines Franceschi Drs. Eric and Tiffany Fromm Marty and George Gaydos Mr. Charles Gehring Richard and Barbara Gibson Ross and Marylin Glatzer Dave and Jennifer Goeppner Jennifer and Matthew Goggin William and Audrey Gohr Chris and Kathleen Golden Pat Golden Ellen Stebbins and Peter Goodwin Rajan Gopalan and Bhavini Rajan Mr. and Ms. Gary Gordon Wayne and Delene Graham Ms. Christine Grazzini Sophie and Michel Lalande Dr. Michael B. Hagearty Billy and Angie Hall Keith and Sarah Hansen Bert and Jeanne Harkins Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. Harmon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harrison Justin and Anna Gray Hart Katie and Damian Hartsock Richard and Alison Haslam Wendy and Tim Hawk Emilie and Chad Hayes Elliott and Elizabeth Heath Russ and Julie Hedden Mr. and Mrs. Alan Helt Karen and Cary Henderson Mary Lea Heroux Tina Hinsey Greg Hite Tom and Nicole Hunter Sam and Tim Hussey Selina and Jay Hutto Jane and Robert Ingram

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Sou-Chun and Sheela Su Frank and Heather Izurieta Cathy and Rick Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Jaffe Linda and David Jahnig Esther Johnson Robyn and James Johnson Riheen and Traci Johnson Meredith Jones Rebecca Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jordan Susan and Michael Kahn Shay and Brian Keegan Conley and Sue Keenum Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kelley Michael and Leigh Kelley Anna Hairston Kennedy and Matt Kennedy Shawn and Valerie Kennerson Sonia and Amit Khurana Steve and Stephanie Killian Jeff and Valerie King Mr. and Mrs. Robert King Travis King John and Eleanor Knox Erik Kofoed Mr. Craig Kontz and Dr. Melissa L. Kontz Susan and Sam Koo Paul and Edivette Koster Vijay Kothari and Neelima Kothari Shannon and Matt Kraal Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kraieski Drs. Mike and Lori Beth Kuczmanski Mark and Lucille Kulik Bill and Elizabeth Kunetz Mr. and Mrs. Phil M. Landrum Jr. Shay and Brandon Lang Daniel and Terri Laufer Richard and Kim Lauterbach Cristi and Edgar Lebron Jason and Lisa Leiter Lexi Lindstrom Austin Lintault Dr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Lintner Roberto and Danielle Llopart Patti and Jerry Logan Andy and Ginny Longacre Justin and Natasha Loudermilk Henry Luessen Sun and Henry Lusane Elaine and John Luthy Michael and Cindy Mackey Pierina MacLean Kirk and Melissa Malmberg Atul and Sonali Manocha Frank Maresca Marion Martello Holly and Bruce Martin Kelly Martin Larry and Cathy Mason Ms. Bridget Matarrese Luke and Sandra Maxwell Jennifer May The Mayani Family

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Beth and Scott McClure Kate and Jeff McConnaughey Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. McCune Newton and Pam McCurdy Dennis and Sharon McElhaney Bettina Davies and Patrick McIntyre Lisa and Michael McLean Anna Longacre and Jonathan McMurry Deborah L. Melnick Mr. and Mrs. Roger Merriam Paul and Audrey Meunier Farrell and Kathy Middleton Mr. Isaac Mitchell Jeff and Esta Mitchell Ron and Shanda Mitchell Kristin and Jeremy Moffett Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Monahan Hugh and Allison Moore Courtney H. Moore Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore Kimberly Nasca Moore Mr. William Morgan + Robb and Kerry Morris The Morrison Family Todd and Joy Motter Mr. and Mrs. Matt Moulthrop Patty Mozley Elena and Stephen Mullican Denise and Dewey Mullins Liza and Shannon Mulroy Judith Hubbs and Charles Munafo Malanda and Jeff Murchison Dave and Natalie Nardone Vijay and Rina Nath Alexandria Nause Megan and Bill Nellen Chuck and Madeline Nesmith Sue Newman Erle and Donna Marie Newton Raymond and Diane Noel Candy and Jeff Norris Robert, Sally, Victor, and Rachel Oberth Barrett Ohman Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Olson Randy and Cyndy Osborne Bob and Judy Ott Charlene and Pete Papadopoulos The Parker Family Charles and Midori Pattillo Mr. and Ms. James R. Pattillo Kelley and Russell Paulsen Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Payne Sonya and James Peebles Jill Ann Perez Geoffrey Periard Mr. Robert Petersen Carolyn and Sterling Pettefer Linh Quan and Tuan Pham Ms. Rebecca Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Anupraj Pillay Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pitner Marco Poma and Patricia Gooden Jackie and Rick Porubiansky

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Susan and Norman Posner Bruce and Faith Powell Jim and Julie Powers Mr. Marvin Prather Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Priest Mr. James Prisco and Dr. Shelley Prisco The Radding Family Kim and Gerald Ragan Mr. and Mrs. Mandar Rahatekar Kaitlyn Ranney Lynne Pritchett and Vic Ray Mr. and Mrs. David Reid John Richardson Nicki, Daniel and Lindsey Riley Ira Rimson Mr. and Mrs. James Riordan Carrie and Robert Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Jorge R. Rodriguez Cheryl Rogers The Rollins Family John and Marie Ross Tom and Susanne Rowan Jamie Rubens Troy and Cybil Sather Cindy Schafer The Schamis and Narvaez Family Susie and John Schlich David and Lisa Schneiderman Bill and Kelly Schreiner Bill and Kathy Scott Joan and John H. Scott, Jr. Rob Scott and Krista Boline Steven Sealey and Jaelynn Sealey Emily Seeba Dan and Polly Seger The Seirotti Family Ayren Selzer Zijing Shan David and Rosalie Shanks Nancy P. Shaw Ken and Sheryl Siler Mr. and Mrs. Ken Siler Jr. Shay Simmons and Brandon Lang Regena and Garry Simpson Vishay and Sanjeevani Singh Amy and Brad Slade Ms. Linda Sloan Chandler L. Smith Kathy and Dave Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith Robert and Penny Smith Scott Smoot Houston and Carla Snavely Marnie Sosnovsky Jane and Ernest Spears Chris and Martha Spencer Elizabeth A. Stana Carolyn and Kenneth Starnes Meghan and Mitch Stauts Jan and Phil Steffen The Stehlik Family Angela Stephens Mary Ann Stillerman Julia and Ned Stoll

Bob and Carol Straub Tina and David Strauss Jean Stricklen Kyle and Kortney Struempf Scott and Margaret Sudderth Peter and Neely Sullivan Brian and Ingrid Surkan Kim and Marc Sutherland David and Jennifer Swales Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Tally Jr. Mr. Douglas Tavolacci and Ms. Lily Li Grace W. Teborek Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tessler Tony and Victoria TeVault Roger and Barbara Thomas Markie Thomas-Cohen Mr. John M. Thompson Carrie and Jud Thompson Nola Thompson Kevin and Nadine Tilley Dan and Meaghan Timko Mike and Judy Tinsley Ms. Alta M. Tumlin Jason and Watonna Turner Matthew and Nicki Underwood Ms. Sheila K. Vashi Jennifer Vaughan Kimberly and Richard Wakefield Lance and Johanna Walker Samantha and James Walker Sherry Walker-Taylor Pendy and Tim Ward Robert and Jennifer Washington Thomas and Dawn Watkins Mrs. Diana Watne Draper and Dawne Watson Drs. Travis and Cameron Watson Mr. and Mrs. Travis Weeks Cornelia Wegner Mr. Todd Weinert Victor and Alice Werner Daniel L. West Burns and Francis Wetherington William and Regina Wheeler Jill and Dale White Isabella and Julia White Heather and Christopher Whitehead Lisa K. Whitfield Ms. Kayleen Whitmer Jessica and Clay Whittingham John and Janel Wiles Dorie Wiley Melinda and Jeff Wood Terri and Jim Woods James and Susan Wright Michael and Leah Yankus Mr. and Mrs. Doyle R. Yates The Yeaney Family Mary Ruth and Skip Zehrung Betsy Grome Zimmerman and Michael Zimmerman Karlyn and David Zimmerman +

Deceased


Through giving...

Meaningful Relationships

become possible.

At Walker, the meaningful relationships our students have with their teachers and with each other form the core of our educational experience and are the heart of our community. Because Walker is Preschool through 12th grade our students enjoy lots of opportunities for cross-divisional interaction, which makes learning both valuable and fun. (Photo: Upper School students visit a Preschool art class to help our youngest Wolverines write poems about color.)


Leadership Society What started in 1957 as a small kindergarten class of 10 students in the basement of St. James Episcopal Church on the historic Marietta Square, has grown over the last half century into an exceptional college preparatory school where meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning for nearly 1,000 student every day. Philanthropy has played a significant role in creating the Walker we enjoy today and continues to provide a strong foundation from which to build the Walker of tomorrow. The Leadership Society recognizes donors who made a gift of $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund, the School’s main giving priority, during the 2014-2015 year. We are grateful for their support of the School’s mission through their generosity and giving.

Carter and Ashley Allen Anonymous (6) Michael and Katie Arjona Kraig and Susan Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barre Steve and Gail Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. David Blauvelt Ford and Shannon Bohannon Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bosio Randy Fields and Liz Bouis Dixie and Robert Bowden Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bozeman Hank and Dana Bradford James and Diane Brock Ms. DeAnna Brown Susan and Jeff Brown James Busch Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chang Jeff and Angie Chattin Charlie and Erin Clark Mr. and Mrs. Jim Condon Cook and Jackson Family Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cook Michelle and David Cox Matt and Kim Crisp Robert W. and Mimi J. Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Depiero David and Maryanne Elliott Jeff and Kim Epstein Julie and James Eubanks Virginia J. Eubanks Ben and Leslie Finger Dave and Renee Fink Will Forteith and Heather Zrubek Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Foster Mr. Ted Gary Matthew Jones and Joanne Gathard

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Devon E. Godde Jane Bowden Gore (‘93) and Rusty Gore Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gregory George and Andrea Grindstaff The Gruwell Family The Hachman Family Stephanie Hack Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hagen Hillary Hahm and Gary Vecellio Jack and Cathy Hall Katherine and Chris Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Philip Haynes David and Susan Hebert Jerry and Glenda Hedden Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Hegedus The Heilfrons Chuck and Christi Hodges Ronnie and Jamie Hollis Christie and Rob Holman Mario and Chantal Houde Dr. Allen and Cleo Hutchins Dr. Sandeep Jaglan and Mrs. Anji Jaglan Mr. Kartikey Jani and Ms. Dipa Naik The Johnson Family David and Paige Jones Jan and Tripp Kay Jean and Russ Kisling Mark and Janet Knautz Alex and Dawn Koutouzis Cathy and James Krendl Tom and Kirsten LaDue Mark and Susan Lane The Lazzaroni Family Kelly and Scott Leavell Bill and Claire Leisy

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Randy and Stephanie Light Nadim and Turin Mamoun Judy and Aymar Manning Shelly Robertson Manuel and Skip Manuel Michael and Jody Martin David and Melinda Mason Drew and Deborah Meunier Randy and Jill Meyer Michael and Theresa Motes Jeff and Kathy Mudge Bob and Randy Murphy Dr. David and Barbara Nadler Bob and Maxine Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Saverio N. Paglioni Jim and Lisa Parrish Mr. Duane Patterson and Ms. Cecilia McGinty James and Tatiana Perrin Mike and Melody Perrin Mr. Craig W. Poteet and Dr. Julie Poteet Gerald and Bonnie Pouncey Gregory and Jody Pritchett Michael and Carolynn Puffe Stephen F. and Robin S. Reich Sue and Buzz Rittenberg Mr. William Rittenberg Craig and Pam Roper Mrs. Patricia Sanchez Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scheuerman The Shah Family Glenn and Kristin Shaw Allan and Leah Sicat Vlado and Meltem Slavov Scott and Christie Slay Adam and Jennifer Slipakoff

Chris and Jaydee Smith C.J. (‘98) and P.J. Steffen Richard and Bethany Stoll Christine and Robert Stoltz Ann and Ken Stovall Steve and Cindy Suto Jeffrey and Louise Tharp Shawn and Kelly Tidwell Mr. and Mrs. Sean Todd Lili and Steven Toro Mark and Libby Turner Michael and Nicole VanBruinisse Steve and Angie Vonderhaar Jennifer and Rip Warren Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Warren Cam and Pam Weigandt Larry and Julie Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wheeler Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wonder Emily and Scott Wottrich Scott and Collette Wright Sally and Michael Wright Alan and Simone Zuckerman


Leadership Society Giving Levels Chairman’s Circle

Walker has been fortunate to have strong visionaries to guide the School through the growth and development of its campus and programs. The Chairman’s Circle honors the commitment and leadership of this esteemed group.

Head of School’s Circle

Seven headmasters have served Walker since its founding. This giving level pays tribute to their leadership and impact over the last half century.

Principal’s Circle

This giving level honors the work and dedication of the school leaders that have helped challenge and inspire thousands of students over the last 58 years.

St. James Circle

The St. James Club derives its name from the St. James Episcopal Church in historic Marietta, the location where the School was originally founded in 1957 as St. James Day School by Father Joseph T. Walker.

Waterman Circle

The Waterman Club recognizes the School’s 1971 move to the location on Waterman Street, south of Marietta Square, when the School officially became the Joseph T. Walker School.

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Grandparent Contributors Grandparents play a vital role in the lives of our Walker students. Whether it’s attending Grandparents Day, cheering their student athletes on in a game, being part of a standing ovation at one or more performing arts programs or just stopping by for lunch or a session as Mystery Reader in the Preschool, Walker grandparents are a valued part of our community. Our grandparents continue to demonstrate their commitment to the school through their contributions to the Annual Fund. Thank you for your generous support of all Walker students!

Steve and Gail Bartlett Amelie Cardona (‘22) and Lucas Cardona (‘24)

Dr. Michael B. Hagearty Ben Clabby (‘18)

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Benecchi Andrew Benecchi (‘18)

Jerry and Glenda Hedden Chris Branham (‘11), Nicki Branham (‘16), Coleman Hedden (‘14), Jack Hedden (‘16), Robbie Hedden (‘20), Emma Hedden (‘23), and Sam Hedden (‘24)

Laura R. Brock Lauren Brock (‘16) and Jason Brock (‘18)

Mary Lea Heroux Meredith Heroux (‘15) and Anna Heroux (‘20)

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chalmers Gabrielle Todd (‘20) and Niall Todd (‘23)

Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Jaffe Brandon Jaffe (‘17) and Alec Jaffe (‘22)

Vince and Frieda Currao Molly Hardie (‘14) and Alex Hardie (‘17)

Ken and Ellen Jenkins Jett Booher (‘27)

Georgina Bellman Christian Chastain (‘28)

Julie and Alan Davies Ella McIntyre (‘25) Doris and Hugh Davis Davis Leisy (‘08), Kate Leisy (‘09), Ridley Leisy (‘12) and Grant Leisy (‘16) Virginia J. Eubanks Charlotte Eubanks (‘24) and Thomas Eubanks (‘27)

Esther Johnson Claire Brandes (‘18) Meredith Jones Nick Robinson (‘17) and Drew Robinson Conley and Sue Keenum Samuel Taylor (‘21)

Bill and Janice Evanson Hudson Bockmier (‘19)

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kelley Jackson Kelley (‘18), Harrison Kelley (‘21) and Lawson Kelley (‘27)

Mr. and Mrs. Drayton D. Fowler Jeremy Payne (‘20) and Amelia Payne (‘22)

Betty Knautz Michael Knautz (‘15) and Nicholas Knautz (‘19)

Drs. Neelu and Rajendra P. Gandhi Devan Gandhi (‘22) and Shaylee Gandhi (‘24)

Dennis and Patricia Koutouzis Grace Koutouzis (‘21), Alexander Koutouzis (‘22) and Joey Koutouzis (‘24)

Marty and George Gaydos Mila Coleman (‘21) and Liam Coleman (‘23)

Cathy and James Krendl Reece Armstrong

Ross and Marylin Glatzer Sam Glatzer (‘26)

Mr. and Mrs. Phil M. Landrum Jr. Helaina Landrum (‘22)

Pat Golden Mackenzie Golden (‘17) and Summer Golden (‘18)

Andy and Ginny Longacre Sarah McMurry (‘22), Sam McMurry (‘24) and Nathaniel McMurry (‘27)

Ms. Christine Grazzini Paul Grazzini (‘17)

Henry and Sun Lusane Dru Mishra (‘24) and Marley Mishra (‘26)

Scott and Judy Gregory Chapman Clarke (‘21), Bates Clarke (’23), Harry Gregory (‘23) and Helen Gregory (‘27) Mr. and Mrs. Clint Gruwell Jamie Gruwell (‘23) and Nathan Gruwell (‘23)

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Elaine and John Luthy Kinsey McElhaney (‘19) Judy and Aymar Manning Ali Manning (‘17), Hannah Manning (‘17), Hank Manning (‘19) and Sabine Manning (‘25)

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Larry and Cathy Mason Mia Nelson (‘27) Barbara and Talmadge McBrayer Sam Armstrong (‘22) Paul and Audrey Meunier Luke Meunier (‘19) and Ben Muenier (‘22)

Paul and Ella Schutt James Grindstaff (‘16) and Carl Grindstaff (‘18) Joan and John H. Scott, Jr. Chloe Scott (‘17) David and Rosalie Shanks Elizabeth Olson (‘18)

Jeff and Esta Mitchell Colin Mitchell (‘13) and Maddie Mitchell (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shapiro Robert Baker (‘16), Chandler Baker (‘20) and Skye Baker (‘25)

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore Lauren Moore (‘19) and Lindsey Moore (‘21)

Nancy P. Shaw Ala Shaw (‘19) and Clark Shaw (‘23)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munafo Zachary Munafo (‘26)

Ms. Linda Sloan Jackson Carter (‘28) and Sam Carter (‘30)

Chuck and Madeline Nesmith Jackson Nesmith (‘27) Bob and Maxine Nolan Josh Reini (‘14), Jake Reini (‘15) and Baylor Reini (‘19) Mr. and Ms. James R. Pattillo Mark Pattillo (‘20) Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Payne Larkin Berrier (‘16) and Grayson Berrier (‘21) Richard and Sally Phillips Tristan Barton (‘17) Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pitner Charlie Rossitch (‘21), Matt Rossitch (‘23) and Andy Rossitch (‘26) Jim and Julie Powers Cayman Crisp (‘20), Kyle Crisp (‘24) and Kinley Crisp (‘28) Lynne Pritchett and Vic Ray Sam Moffett (‘26) and Maggie Moffett (‘28) Ira Rimson Emily Mullican (‘20) Mr. and Mrs. James Riordan Timmy Riordan (‘17), Mattie Riordan (‘19) and Bobby Riordan (‘23) Don and Lesley Robertson Finn Manuel (’27) Linda and Ralph Russell Katie Fallon (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith Lauren Moore Hamm (‘03) and Erin Green (‘16) Robert and Penny Smith Jordan Strother (‘13), Glenn Strother (‘15) and Brigham Strother (‘17) Sherry Walker-Taylor James Whittingham (’29) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Warren Thomas Warren (‘28) Mrs. Diana Watne Nick Robinson (‘17) and Drew Robinson Draper and Dawne Watson Baker Watson (‘24) and Vivian Watson (‘26) Terri Welchel Parker Scott Edens (‘24) and Grant Michael Edens (‘27) Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wheeler Sr. Matt Wheeler (‘15) James and Susan Wright Meredith Wright (‘13), Andrew Wright (‘15) and Patrick Wright (‘19) Mr. and Mrs. Doyle R. Yates Kira Pardue (‘20) Mary Ruth and Skip Zehrung Meredith Wright (‘13), Andrew Wright (‘15) and Patrick Wright (‘19)


The Stewardship Society The Stewardship Society recognizes individuals and organizations that have made contributions totaling $25,000 or more to The Walker School. The Stewardship Society is a perpetual giving circle which continues to include additional members as they reach this level of giving through gifts to the Annual Fund, capital campaigns, honor/memorial funds or alumni giving programs. The Walker School sincerely thanks these patrons for their commendable support and stewardship which has played a vital role in helping the School meet its mission. A Friend of The Walker School Anonymous (2) Atlanta CGCI, LLC Mr. and Mrs. John S. Bacorn Bank of America Cheryl and Mark Barre Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barrow III Be Square Productions Randall and Susan Bentley Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bloom *Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bosio Dixie and Robert Bowden Scott and Gloria Bowden James and Diane Brock Ms. Janet C. Brower Mr. William Brower Alton C. Brown DeAnna Brown Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Bruning Mr. Edward D. Brush and Prof. Christina C. Brush Lynne and John Buchanan Dr. and Mrs. Perry G. Busbee III Mr. and Mrs. John Calkins Mr. and Mrs. Mike Campbell Mr. and Mrs. John Carr Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Casurella *Jeff and Angie Chattin Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Chimberoff Bill Chocallo Dr. and Mrs. Robert Christmas *Coca Cola Refreshments Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cole Donna Novak Coles and Michael Coles + Mr. Charles Cottone Ms. Cindy Cottone Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cox Shirley and Travis Crouch Curtis and Linda Daniell Dr. and Mrs. James D. Darling Julie and Tom Delbrook

*Deloitte and Touche Dr. Evan and Mrs. Joyce Demestihas Ronald Denney Drs. Mark and Sandra Diehl Edward E. Ford Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Doug Elleby Mr. and Mrs. Allen L. Engel Mr. and Mrs. Rick Engum Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Estep Julie and James Eubanks Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Fine *Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Freebairn Gloria and Ralph Friedgen Dr. Tony and Janice Gatti Drs. John and Helen Gelly *General Electric Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Glidewell Charles and Gail Goetz *Mr. and Mrs. Brian Grazzini Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gregory Ms. Jennifer Hadden Mr. and Mrs. David E. Hale Jr. Mr. Henry Hale Ms. Juliane Hale Mrs. Blanche Hamlet Mr. and Mrs. Tracy P. W. Hannon Healthier Choice Flooring, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Jerald R. Hedden Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Hegedus Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hermann *Mario and Chantal Houde ING John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Joy Mr. and Mrs. Tripp Kay Mr. and Mrs. Michael N. King Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kytan Mr. and Mrs. William B. Leisy Mr. and Mrs. Roger B. Leithead Jr.

Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Lucas Dora and Tony Manolius Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas W. Massengill Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Randall E. Meyer Meyer Material Handling Products, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Moultrie MTR Construction Company Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Mull Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murphey Bob and Randy Murphy Mr. Ponnambalam Muthiah Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Neville Paul and Babby Norsworthy Northwestern Mutual Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ohmstede + Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Ormsby Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert N. Parker Dr. and Mrs. David L. Parks Mike and Melody Perrin Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Perry Mr. Craig W. Poteet and Dr. Julie Poteet Gerald and Bonnie Pouncey Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Prather Michael and Carolyn Puffe Ms. Usha Rani Mr. and Mrs. Deepak Rao Stephen and Robin Reich Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rhodes Mr. and Mrs. John Rice Ms. Terrie Rice Sue and Buzz Rittenberg Robert & Hazel Eubanks Foundation Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc. Don and Lesley Robertson + John A. Rodzik and Becky Rodzik Frank and Jan Ros Dr. and Mrs. Steve Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Slagle

SRS, Inc. Dr. Dan and Mary Lou Stephens Dr. James and Gayle Tallman Mr. and Mrs. John J. Tanis Jeffrey and Louise Tharp The Ayco Charitable Foundation The Coca-Cola Company The Coca-Cola Foundation The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. The Goizueta Foundation The Muthiah Family Foundation The Walker Backers The Walker School Association Roger and Barbara Thomas Mr. and +Mrs. John C. Thomas Jr. Larry and Mary Thompson Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc. United Parcel Service *Mr. Peter Vinelli (’90) *Steve and Angie Vonderhaar Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wade Billie Walker Mr. Ralph and Dr. Corinne Walker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Warren Dr. and Mrs. Randall M. Webb Larry and Julie Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. John Wiles Mr. John A. Williams Dillon and Debbie Winship Mrs. Patricia C. Winship Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wojciechowski Ms. Katy K. Wojciechowski and Mr. Brian Athens Dr. John R. Wyant Ms. Michelle Wyant Alan and Simone Zuckerman + Mr. Michael Zyniewicz and Mrs. Patty Zyniewicz *Denotes new member in the 2014-2015 year + Deceased

Father Joseph T. Walker Society Named in honor of the esteemed founder of The Walker School, the Father Joseph T. Walker Society is comprised of generous donors who have included Walker in their wills or other estate plans. These gifts provide essential financial support for the School’s future and make a positive difference in the educational opportunities Walker is able to provide. Through their planned gifts, these donors will have an impact on the School beyond their lifetime. Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Davenport Jr. Rebecca Jordan Pam Keenliside Cathy and Jeff LaClaire

Shelly Robertson Manuel and Skip Manuel Don R. McGowan Patty Mozley

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Patrick Don and Lesley Robertson + John and Becky Rodzik Billie Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Warren Deceased

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Gifts that Honor and Remember In honor of Michael Arjona Dean and Kristin Adams

In memory of Sherman Pardue Mr. and Mrs. Doyle R. Yates

In honor of Learning Support, Kim Ragan and Danielle Bartone Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chang

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Griffie Parrish Anonymous

In Honor of Jean Bayer Travis King

In honor of Mark Pattillo (‘20) Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pattillo

In honor of Leigh Block’s return to Walker Beverly Bergman

In honor of Carolyn Pettefer Ramsey and Rebecca Mohandiss

In honor of Alexandra Catlin (‘13) and Alyssa Catlin (‘18) Donald and Kimberly Catlin

In memory of Raymond Reed Patty Mozley

In honor of Madelyn Charles (‘17) and Hannah Charles (‘21) Amy and Evan Charles

In honor of Ms. Cheryl Rogers Chandler L. Smith

In honor of Angela Chattin’s retirement Mr. Kyle Dodd

In memory of Tommy Smithweck Patty Mozley

In honor of Wilber (‘17) and Emma (‘20) Clonts Paul Clonts and Jeanne Santoli

In honor of Jan Steffen’s 30 years of service C.J. and P.J. Steffen

In honor of Sloan Coolbroth (‘13) and Connor Coolbroth (‘17) Michael and Kim Coolbroth

In honor of Samuel Taylor (‘21) Conley and Sue Keenum

In honor of Parker Scott Edens (‘24) and Grant Michael Edens (‘27) Terri Welchel

In honor of the wonderful support of Libby Turner Cathy and Jeff LaClaire

In honor of James Grindstaff (‘16) and Carl Grindstaff (‘18) Paul and Ella Schutt In honor of Jonathan Haas (‘17) Selina and Jay Hutto In memory of Jim L. Hanks Ms. Jamie Nourzad In honor of Meredith Heroux (‘15) and Anna Claire Heroux (‘20) Mary Lea Heroux In honor of Jackson Kelley (‘18), Harrison Kelley (‘21) and Lawson Kelley (‘27) Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kelley In honor of Helaina Landrum (‘22) Mr. and Mrs. Phil M. Landrum Jr. In honor of Cristi LeBron Ramsey and Rebecca Mohandiss In honor of Liz Meadows The Champagne Family

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In honor of The Walker School Fourth Grade Teachers Dr. Sandeep Jaglan and Mrs. Anji Jaglan In honor of The Walker School Sixth Grade Teachers Sachin Goel and Mini Gupta In honor of Janet Ward Dean and Kristin Adams In honor of The Ware Family The Johnson Family In honor of Amelia Wetherington (‘21) and Kalieann Wetherington (‘20) Burns and Francis Wetherington In honor of Elisabeth Whitfield (‘26) Lisa K. Whitfield In honor of Campbell Wilson (‘25) Mr. Craig Kontz and Dr. Melissa L. Kontz In honor of Meredith Wright (‘13), Andrew Wright (‘15), and Patrick Wright (‘19) Mary Ruth and Skip Zehrung


Through giving... sustaining a strong and

Dedicated Faculty

is possible.

With more than 70% holding advanced degrees, Walker faculty members are experts in their subject and have the unique ability to engage and inspire their students. Upper School Visual Arts teacher Bob Petersen works with a student in the new Ceramics class, added to our fine arts offerings in the 2014-2015 school year. The Annual Fund helps fund new classes and programs, like this one, in all division levels.


Matching Gifts and Corporate Giving Many companies in and around Atlanta realize the importance of giving back to the community and will gladly match their employee’s donations to Walker. The companies denoted by an asterisk (*) sponsor programs that match dollar-for-dollar the charitable contributions made by their employees. During the 2014-2015 year, these companies provided additional support for the Annual Fund. To find out if your employer will match your contribution, please contact the Advancement Office at (678) 581-6904 or email cathy.laclaire@thewalkerschool.org.

*Akzo Nobel Inc. AMG Engineering & Machining, Inc. *Bank of America *Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation Inc. *BlackRock *CarMax *Chartis Insurance, Division of AIG *Coca-Cola Refreshments Deloitte & Touche E.I.C., Inc. *eBay *Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. *Equifax Community Relations *Farmers Insurance Group *General Electric *GlaxoSmithKline Harlin Diamonds, Inc. Healthier Choice Flooring, LLC *IBM Corporation *JBT Corporation

K & K ‘Jump Start’ S. E. Co. Trust *Kimberly-Clark Healthcare *Lincoln Financial *LinkedIn *McKesson Corporation *MeadWestvaco *Mondelez International Foundation *Morgan Stanley *Oracle Corporation Risk Point Consulting, Inc. *Sprint *The Donaldson Company *The Home Depot *The Home Depot Charity Program Trust, PAC *Turner Broadcasting System Inc./TimeWarner Inc. United Parcel Service *Voya Financial Walmart *Wells Fargo *Western Union Financial Services, Inc.

$63,718 Total amount of corporate matching funds received in 2014-2015

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Through giving... maintaining a small

Nurturing Atmosphere

remains possible.

With an overall student to teacher ratio of 11:1, our teachers are able to build strong relationships with their students, giving them confidence to try new things. (Photo: Our Early Learners, part of Walker’s newest program for three-year-olds which started in 2014-2015, enjoy story time with teacher Lindsay Harrison.)


Alumni Giving

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! The Walker Alumni Association welcomed 94 of its newest members from the Class of 2015 in May. We are so proud to call you alumni and wish you all the best in college and beyond. This distinguished group is attending colleges and universities across the nation including Harvard, Brown, Georgia Tech and many more.

Alumni Contributors The mission of the Walker Alumni Association is to work for the benefit and good of The Walker School in all facets, including the financial stability of the School, the enhancement of the School’s reputation in the community and the encouragement of goodwill towards the School within the alumni community. For more information on alumni giving at Walker please contact the Advancement Office at (678) 581-6897. Anonymous (5) Mark (‘99) and Jesi Allers Michael (‘97) and Katie Arjona Susan Bargo (‘82) Jama Hedden Branham (‘85) and Mark Branham Scotty Fletcher Brewington (‘94) and Travis Brewington Brad Brown (‘94) and Estrella Brown Amy MacAdam Burtch (‘91) Kate Sloan Carter (‘99) and Brent Carter Malav Chakravorty (‘09) Taryn Coles (‘93) and Ben Suriano Scott (‘87) and Kristie Cowan

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Scott Edens (‘95) and Heather Welchel Edens (‘98) Jane Bowden Gore (‘93) and Rusty Gore Betsy Grome Zimmerman (‘98) and Michael Zimmerman Claire Harper (‘14) Elizabeth Harper (‘09) Kelly Harper (‘06) Katie Fesuk Hartsock (‘95) and Damian Hartsock Russ (‘89) and Julie Hedden Rebecca Jordan (‘84) Adam (‘05) and Kathryn Kay Anna Hairston Kennedy (‘02) and Matt Kennedy (‘01)

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Travis King (‘14) Stacey Edens Kown (‘98) and John Kown Blakely (Browning) Kriegshauser (‘96) and Brent Kriegshauser Austin Lintault (‘07) Henry Luessen (‘08) Shelly Robertson Manuel (‘96) and Skip Manuel Lisa Gatti McLean (‘90) and Michael McLean Shanda Gilderbloom Mitchell (‘85) and Ron Mitchell Matt (‘96) and Amanda Moulthrop Alexandria Nause (‘15)

Jill Ann (Yunker) Perez (‘94) Kaitlyn Ranney (‘03) Zijing Shan (‘14) Chandler Smith (‘14) Jaydee Austin Smith (‘94) and Chris Smith (‘94) C.J. (‘98) and P.J. Steffen Peter (‘91) and Neely Sullivan Catherine Warren (‘00) Jennifer Warren (‘01) and Rip Warren (‘02) Lisa Whitfield Banks (‘88) and Kevin Banks Jessica Taylor Whittingham (‘02) and Clay Whittingham (‘02)


Alumni Wall Donors Located in the Bowden Library, The Walker Alumni Wall is a growing and lasting tribute to Walker’s graduates. The wall serves as a permanent reminder of the strength of The Walker School which is found in the creativity and talents of each of Walker’s graduates. For more information about alumni giving, contact the Advancment Office at (678) 581-6897. In honor of Matt Berry Class of 2015 Bob and Sue Berry

In honor of Andy Hadjikyriakou Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Dino Hadjikyriakou

In honor of Sophia Narvaez Class of 2015 The Schamis and Narvaez Family

In honor of Kirsten Siler Class of 2015 Ken and Sheryl Siler

In honor of Briana Bilodeau Class of 2015 Dawn and Michael Bilodeau

In honor of Paris Hannon Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hannon

In honor of Alexandria Nause Class of 2015 Catherine Nause

In honor of Parker Smith Class of 2015 Kathy and Dave Smith

In honor of John William Bishop Class of 2015 John E. Bishop

In honor of Conrad Champion Heath Class of 2015 Elliott and Elizabeth Heath

In honor of Leigh Norsworthy Class of 2015 Paul and Babby Norsworthy

In honor of Catherine Stebbins Class of 2015 Ellen Stebbins and Peter Goodwin

In honor of Robert Cohen Class of 2015 Hugh and Sylvia Cohen

In honor of Liane Houde Class of 2015 Mario and Chantal Houde

In honor of Barrett Ohman Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ohman

In honor of Glenn Strother Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. David Strother

In honor of Sarah Condon Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Condon

In honor of Reilly Johnson Class of 2015 Robyn and James Johnson

In honor of Nicolette Paglioni Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Saverio N. Paglioni

In honor of Connor Thomas Sudderth Class of 2015 Scott and Margaret Sudderth

In honor of Lucas Connell Class of 2015 Daniel and Melanie Connell

In honor of Christina Jordan Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jordan

In honor of Marika Papadopoulos Class of 2015 Charlene and Pete Papadopoulos

In honor of Alexandra TeVault Class of 2015 Tony and Victoria TeVault

In honor of Tiffany Davis Class of 2015 Vivian A. Davis

In honor of Shannon Mary Keegan Class of 2015 Shay and Brian Keegan

In honor of Allen Victor Perez Class of 2015 Jill Ann (Yunker) Perez

In honor of Alex Tidwell Class of 2015 Shawn and Kelly Tidwell

In honor of Emmett W. Deen Class of 2015 Emmett W. Deen

In honor of Michael Knautz Class of 2015 Mark and Janet Knautz

In honor of Madison Priest Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Priest

In honor of Savannah Wakefield Class of 2015 Kimberly and Richard Wakefield

In honor of Adam Duvall Class of 2015 Hobie and Diane Duvall

In honor of Erin Kathryn Leavell Class of 2015 Kelly and Scott Leavell

In honor of Joe Reich Class of 2015 Stephen F. and Robin S. Reich

In honor of Rob Walsh Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Walsh Jr.

In honor of Kate Fallon Class of 2015 Lauren and Tom Fallon

In honor of George Litchfield Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Gregg E. Litchfield

In honor of Jake Reini Class of 2015 Joseph and Susan Reini

In honor of Matt Wheeler Class of 2015 William and Regina Wheeler

In honor of Marisa Franceschi Class of 2015 Carlos and Marinés Franceschi

In honor of Taylor Michaelides Class of 2015 Kris and John Michaelides

In honor of Ian Resmondo Class of 2015 Lyric Danielle Resmondo and Jay Garten

In honor of J. T. Wood Class of 2015 Melinda and Jeff Wood

In honor of Austin Gignilliat Class of 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Read Gignilliat

In honor of Collier Middleton Class of 2015 Farrell and Kathy Middleton

In honor of Stephen Goldstein Class of 2015 Hugh and Sylvia Cohen

In honor of Maddie Mitchell Class of 2015 Ron and Shanda Mitchell

In honor of Emma Graham Class of 2015 Wayne and Delene Graham

In honor of Zack Mudge Class of 2015 Jeff and Kathy Mudge

In honor of Dalton Rogers Class of 2015 Charlie and Alisa Rogers In honor of Alex Schwarz Class of 2015 Jeff and Angie Chattin In honor of Katlin Seger Class of 2015 Dan and Polly Seger

In honor of Andrew Wright Class of 2015 Sally and Michael Wright In honor of Nick Wright Class of 2015 Scott and Collette Wright In honor of Joseph Zuckerman Class of 2015 Alan and Simone Zuckerman

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Parents of Alumni Anonymous (2) Dean and Kristin Adams Ian Adams (‘09) and Caleb Adams (‘13) Carrie and Ray Aho Sarah Aho (‘04) and Emily Aho (‘07) Ron and Valentina Apollon Tatyana Louis (‘14) Victoria Aronow Rebecca Herrigel (‘06) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barre Nicole Barre (‘06) and Evan Barre (‘08) Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Bentley Jackson Bentley (‘11) Beverly Bergman Max Sims (‘11) Bob and Sue Berry Matt Berry (‘15) Kathy Berry Lauren Piques (‘08) Dawn and Michael Bilodeau Briana Bilodeau (‘15) John E. Bishop Will Bishop (‘15) Gary and Sandy Blohm David Blohm (‘08) Dixie and Robert Bowden Scott Bowden (‘89) and Jane Bowden Gore (‘93) Jama and Mark Branham Chris Branham (‘11) Peter and Cindy Brown Derrick Brown (‘13)

Jeff and Angie Chattin Alex Schwarz (‘15)

Dana and Bud Ferguson Chase Ferguson (‘12)

Wendy and Tim Hawk Alex Hawk (‘12) and Jenny Hawk (‘14)

Neil and Karen Clark Elliott Clark (‘02)

Carlos and Marinés Franceschi Marisa Franceschi (‘15)

Hugh and Sylvia Cohen Robert Cohen (‘15) and Stephen Goldstein (‘15)

Elliott and Elizabeth Heath Emmie Heath (‘11) and Conrad Heath (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Read Gignilliat Austin Gignilliat (‘15)

Sue and Patrick Collerton Amy Collerton (‘13) Mr. and Mrs. Jim Condon Sarah Condon (‘15) Daniel and Melanie Connell Caroline Connell (‘10), Jason Connell (‘12) and Lucas Connell (‘15) Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cook Kelsey Cook (‘06) and Taylor Cook (‘08) Michael and Kim Coolbroth Sloan Coolbroth (‘13) Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Crouch Michael Crouch (‘09) and Gavin Crouch (‘14)

William and Audrey Gohr Debra Gohr (‘96) and Eileen Gohr (‘98) Chris and Kathleen Golden Sara Golden (‘05) and Claire Golden (‘10) Ellen Stebbins and Peter Goodwin Catherine Stebbins (‘15) Wayne and Delene Graham Christopher Graham (‘13) and Emma Graham (‘15) Jerry Green Lauren Moore Hamm (‘03) Sophie and Michel Gregoire Vincent Gregoire (‘13) Mr. and Mrs. Dino Hadjikyriakou Andy Hadjikyriakou (‘15)

Russ and Julie Hedden Coleman Hedden (‘14) Jerry and Glenda Hedden Jama Hedden Branham (‘85) and Russ Hedden (‘89) Karen and Cary Henderson Kristen Henderson (‘06) and Kyle Henderson (‘10) Mario and Chantal Houde Carl Houde (‘11) and Liane Houde (‘15) Sam and Tim Hussey Brooke Hussey Marty (‘99) Dr. Allen and Cleo Hutchins Harry Hutchins (‘12) Jane and Robert Ingram Jenny Ingram (‘13) Cathy and Rick Jackson Mandy Jackson Seiz (‘97)

Vivian A. Davis Tiffany Davis (‘15)

Hillary Hahm and Gary Vecellio Anna Vecellio (‘12)

Ms. Meredith Deen Emmett Deen (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Dale R. Hajost Caroline Hajost (‘09)

Lisa and Rickey Dulaney Sierra Dulaney (‘08), Summer Dulaney (‘12) and Chace Dulaney (‘12)

Billy and Angie Hall Kayla Hall (‘14)

Robyn and James Johnson Jack Johnson (‘14) and Reily Johnson (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hannon Paris Hannon (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jordan Christina Jordan (‘15)

Alex and Maureen Hardie Molly Hardie (‘14)

Jan and Tripp Kay Adam Kay (‘05), Jason Kay (‘07) and Austin Kay (‘09)

Dawn and John Dunlap Jonathan Dunlap (‘01) and Elizabeth Dunlap (‘04) Hobie and Diane Duvall Adam Duvall (‘15)

James Busch John-Michael Busch (‘12) and Jimmy Busch (‘14)

Bert and Jeanne Harkins Holly Harkins (‘14)

Jan and Bill Eikost Zach Eikost (‘14)

Bill and Laura Carruth Kate Carruth (‘08)

Lauren and Tom Fallon Kate Fallon (‘15)

Skip and Jeanine Harper Kelly Harper (‘06), Elizabeth Harper (‘09) and Claire Harper (‘14)

Donald and Kimberly Catlin Alex Catlin (‘13)

Joe and Ginny Farrell Joe Farrell (‘13)

Richard and Alison Haslam Myles Haslam (‘12) and Izzy Haslam (‘13)

Linda and David Jahnig Lindsay Jahnig (‘00)

Shay and Brian Keegan Shannon Keegan (‘15) Shawn and Valerie Kennerson Emily Kennerson (‘14) Steve and Stephanie Killian Eryn Killian (‘08) Jeff and Valerie King Travis King (‘14)

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Parents of Alumni Mark and Janet Knautz Michael Knautz (‘15) John and Eleanor Knox Margaret Rose Knox (‘09) and Johnny Knox (‘13) Bill and Elizabeth Kunetz Caroline Kunetz (‘14) Tom and Kirsten LaDue Alex LaDue (‘13) Kelly and Scott Leavell Patrick Leavell (‘14) and Erin Leavell (‘15) Bill and Claire Leisy Davis Leisy (‘08), Kate Leisy (‘09) and Ridley Leisy (‘12) Patti and Jerry Logan Jerry Logan (‘03) and Jordan Logan (‘07) Michael and Cindy Mackey Ali Mackey Thelen (‘05) and Caroline Mackey (‘09)

Farrell and Kathy Middleton Pfeiffer Middleton (‘11) and Collier Middleton (‘15)

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Oweida Lindsey Oweida (‘04), Ryan Oweida (‘05), Erin Oweida (‘08), Jenna Oweida (‘09), Brendan Oweida (‘10) and Stephen Oweida (‘14)

Ron and Shanda Mitchell Colin Mitchell (‘13) and Maddie Mitchell (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Saverio N. Paglioni Vinnie Paglioni (‘12) and Nicolette Paglioni (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Monahan Elizabeth Monahan (‘12)

Charlene and Pete Papadopoulos Yeoryia Papadopoulos (‘14) and Marika Papadopoulos (‘15)

Kris and John Michaelides Neil Michaelides (‘09) and Taylor Michaelides (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore Bradley Moore (‘14) Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Morris Nolan Morris (‘01), Meghan Morris (‘03) and Chelsea Morris (‘13) Jeff and Kathy Mudge Zack Mudge (‘15) Denise and Dewey Mullins Trent Mullins (‘05)

Jill Ann (Yunker) Perez Allen Perez (‘15)

Mr. William Rittenberg Lucy Rittenberg (‘14) Sue and Buzz Rittenberg Ali Rittenberg (‘05) and Lexie Rittenberg Diluzio (‘05) Don and Lesley Robertson Lynn Robertson Blue (‘93) and Shelly Robertson Manuel (‘96) Charlie and Alisa Rogers Dalton Rogers (‘15) Cheryl Rogers Clint Rogers (‘98) John and Marie Ross Korey Ross (‘09)

Mike and Melody Perrin Chuck Perrin (‘01), Nickie Perrin (‘03) and Doug Perrin (‘07) Carolyn and Sterling Pettefer Laura Pettefer Day (‘98) and Stacey Pettefer (‘02)

Mr. and Mrs. Scott S. Salyer Hayden Salyer (‘12) Bill and Kelly Schreiner Casey Schreiner (‘12) Dan and Polly Seger Katlin Seger (‘15)

Kirk and Melissa Malmberg Melissa Malmberg (‘14)

Ponnambalam Muthiah Ashwin Muthiah (‘11) and Amitha Muthiah (‘14)

Gerald and Bonnie Pouncey Laura Pouncey (‘09), Kellie Pouncey (‘11) and Melissa Pouncey (‘13)

Nadim and Turin Mamoun Hyatt Mamoun (‘14)

The Schamis and Narvaez Family Sophia Narvaez (‘15)

Bruce and Faith Powell Davis Powell (‘03)

Judy and Aymar Manning Hank Manning (‘87)

Kimberly Nasca Moore Chandler Morgan (‘13)

Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Priest Madison Priest (‘15)

Ms. Linda Sloan Ryan Sloan (‘97) and Kate Sloan Carter (‘99)

Holly and Bruce Martin Ilicia Martin (‘15)

Catherine Nause Alexandria Nause (‘15)

Kim and Gerald Ragan Katie Ragan (‘10)

Kathy and Dave Smith Parker Smith (‘15)

Ms. Bridget Matarrese Tina Matarrese (‘08)

Erle and Donna Marie Newton Erle Newton (‘01) and Mary Elizabeth Newton Tekesky (‘04)

Stephen F. and Robin S. Reich Megan Reich (‘05), Stacey Reich (‘06), Alena Reich (‘07) and Joe Reich (‘15)

Jane and Ernest Spears Michael Spears (‘92)

Luke and Sandra Maxwell Will Maxwell (‘09) and Chrissy Maxwell (‘13) Kate and Jeff McConnaughey Elizabeth McConnaughey (‘07) Newton and Pam McCurdy Charlie McCurdy (‘09) and Britt McCurdy (‘13) Mr. Duane Patterson and Ms. Cecilia McGinty Meaghan Patterson (‘14)

Paul and Babby Norsworthy Evan Norsworthy (‘09), Alan Norsworthy (‘13) and Leigh Norsworthy (‘15) Ms. Jamie Nourzad Afton Nourzad (‘14) Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ohman Barrett Ohman (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. David Reid Brianna Reid (‘12) and Brian Reid (‘12)

Ken and Sheryl Siler Kirsten Siler (‘15) Regena and Garry Simpson Gary Simpson (‘12)

Seth and Sondi Spurlock Emily Spurlock (‘07) and Ellis Spurlock (‘10) Jan and Phil Steffen C.J. Steffen (‘98) and Troy Steffen (‘01)

Joseph and Susan Reini Josh Reini (‘14) and Jake Reini (‘15)

Tina and David Strauss Vanessa Strauss (‘01)

Lyric Danielle Resmondo and Jay Garten Ian Resmondo (‘15)

Jean Stricklen Liz Stricklen (‘96) and Jennifer Stricklen (‘97)

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Parents of Alumni Scott and Margaret Sudderth Tyler Sudderth (‘13)

Sherry Walker-Taylor Jessica Taylor Whittingham (‘02)

Gayle and James Tallman Martha Tallman (‘00)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Walsh Jr. Mary Grace Walsh (‘14) and Rob Walsh (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tessler Adam Tessler (‘99) Tony and Victoria TeVault Alexandra TeVault (‘15) Roger and Barbara Thomas Matthew Thomas (‘14) Shawn and Kelly Tidwell Alex Tidwell (‘15) Kevin and Nadine Tilley Steven Tilley (‘11) Mark and Libby Turner Natalie Turner (‘14) Kimberly and Richard Wakefield Savannah Wakefield (‘15)

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Dorie Wiley Nick Gaba (‘08) and Margaret Gaba (‘12) Melinda and Jeff Wood J. T. Wood (‘15)

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Warren Catherine Warren (‘00) and Rip Warren (‘02)

Terri and Jim Woods Natalie-Claire Woods (‘00) and Beau Woods (‘03)

Mrs. Diana Watne Valerie Watne (‘94)

Sally and Michael Wright Meredith Wright (‘13) and Andrew Wright (‘15)

Terri Welchel Heather Welchel Edens (‘98) Larry and Julie Wheeler Lauren Wheeler (‘94) William and Regina Wheeler Matt Wheeler (‘15) John and Janel Wiles John Wiles (‘05) and Drew Wiles (‘07)

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Scott and Collette Wright Nick Wright (‘15) Alan and Simone Zuckerman Josh Zuckerman (‘12) and Joseph Zuckerman (‘15)


Through giving...

Boundless Opportunities

are possible.

At Walker, opportunities abound! Our students can pursue their passions whether they are academic, artistic or athletic in nature…and many Walker students have a passion for all three areas. With 26 AP and post-AP courses, 54 varsity and junior varsity sports teams, 26 fine arts performances per year, and 148 extracurricular activities and clubs, Walker students have opportunities to learn and explore unlike any other. (Photo: Our eighth graders kick off the school year with an annual four-day class trip to Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center where they enjoy outdoor activities like challenge courses.)


Message from the Board of Trustees Chair I would like to thank the Walker community for your generous support. As we all work to make Walker the best school possible, it is inspiring to see so many faculty/staff members, parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, and friends of the school giving of their time, talents and philanthropic dollars. The 2014-2015 school year was an exciting step forward for the future of The Walker School. The Board rolled out its Long Range Plan, and on November 17, 2014, realized one of our strategic goals through the purchase of nearly 18 acres of contiguous property. This purchase will impact generations of students and allows us to move forward with another critical goal of upgrading our facilities for academic, arts and athletics. The Board also continues to work to grow the endowment and strengthen our marketing and communications efforts. Achieving these goals would not be possible without the donors that have been highlighted in this report. The generosity of many and tireless work of countless volunteers, including our Board with their strategic vision, are two of the treasures that make Walker such an incredible school. As a Walker parent and parent of alumni, I am humbled and honored to work on behalf of the school. I want to reiterate my appreciation for the investment that Walker families make in our students, faculty and programs. We look forward to another successful year in 2015-2016. Sincerely,

Cheryl Barre Chair, Board of Trustees

Georgia Qualified Education Expense Credit Program Passed into law in May 2008 by the Georgia Legislature, this tax credit program allows Georgia taxpayers to redirect a portion of their state income taxes to provide scholarship assistance to benefit eligible, incoming private school students that are currently enrolled in public school. The program allows taxpayers to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent while also helping a deserving student benefit from a Walker education. We appreciate all the families and friends below, who, in addition to their annual support of the school, took advantage of the tax credit and helped provide financial aid for incoming students during the 2014 and/or 2015 year. For information on the tax credit program, contact Cathy LaClaire in the Advancement Office at 678-5816904. Mary Anne and Benton Ackourey Nicholas and Emily Adams Alef Fund Incorporated Vincent and Kimberly Alfi Mark and Jesi Allers Apogee Scholarship Fund Inc. Mark and Cheryl Barre James and Kim Baynes Gary and Amy Beaver Katrina and David Blauvelt Robert and Dixie Bowden James and Diane Brock DeAnna Brown

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Evan and Amy Charles Brian and Denise Clark Charles and Erin Clark Richard and Mary Jane Enzinger The Warren Family Leah and Michael Ferris-Yankus Laura Green Alexia Gregory and Scott Arkoette Jack and Cathy Hall Mario and Chantal Houde Michael and Lori Kuczmanski William and Elizabeth Kunetz Bruce and Jane Kyburz

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Katherine and Patrick Lewis Atul and Sonali Manocha Shelly and Skip Manuel Catherine Nause Sam and Paula Paglioni James and Lisa Parrish Shelley and James Prisco Michael and Carolynn Puffe Gerald and Kimberly Ragan Stephen and Robin Reich Buzz and Sue Rittenberg Claude and Susan Sawyer Alfredo and Julianna Seirotti

Dev and Pam Shah Glenn and Kristin Shaw Richard and Christie Slay James and Suzanne Snoddy Doniphan and Donna Thomson Roderick Tumlin Beverly and Jim Turner Thomas and Jennifer Warren Jordan and Sherrie Wetstone David and Kathryn Wiencek Yardy and Barbara Williams


Board of Trustees and Advancement Office 2014 - 2015 Board of Trustees

2014 - 2015 Administration

Mrs. Cheryl Barre, Chairperson

Mr. Jack Hall Head of School

Mr. Scott Gregory, Vice Chairman & Treasurer Mr. David Stother ’88, Secretary Mr. James D. Brock Mr. Marvin Ellison Dr. Jane Gore Mr. Jack Hall, Head of School Mr. A. B. “Tripp” Kay III Mr. Alex Koutouzis Mrs. Amanda Moulthrop Dr. Julie Poteet Mr. Gerald Pouncey Mr. Glenn Shaw Mr. Thomas R. Warren Mr. Larry Wheeler Dr. Alan Zuckerman

Mrs. Christie Holman Director of Business and Finance Mr. Brad Brown Director of Admissions Mrs. Shelly Manuel Director of Advancement Mr. Michael Arjona Director of Studies Mr. Bob Murphy Upper School Principal Mr. Will Forteith Middle School Principal Mrs. Megan Howard Nellen Lower School Principal Mrs. Katherine Harrison Preschool Director

The Annual Report is published by the Walker Advancement Office. Every effort is made to ensure the listings are accurate and complete. We apologize for any omissions or errors and ask that you contact the Advancement Office so we many ensure proper acknowledgement of the gift. Shelly Manuel Director of Advancement shelly.manuel@thewalkerschool.org (678) 581-6897

Meghan Stauts Assistant Director of Communications meghan.stauts@thewalkerschool.org (678) 581-6924

Cathy LaClaire Assistant Director of Advancement cathy.laclaire@thewalkerschool.org (678) 581-6904

Maria Rigby Alumni and Special Events Manager maria.rigby@thewalkerschool.org (678) 581-6892

Laura Nelson Director of Annual Giving laura.nelson@thewalkerschool.org (678) 581-6914 The Walker School 2014-2015 Annual Report

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Ways to Give Giving to Walker There are many opportunities to support The Walker School’s outstanding programs and people, nearly all of which are tax-deductible. Below you will find a number of methods by which you can contribute to the Annual Fund, the School’s most important fund raising effort, as well as other forms of giving that support the school. If you have any questions regarding the information below please do not hesitate to contact the Advancement Office.

Pledges The Walker School accepts and encourages pledge commitments to the Annual Fund. Pledges must be paid as a one-time payment or in installments by June 30, the end of the School’s fiscal year.

Cash Contributions Unrestricted gifts of cash are the most popular and easiest way to support Walker. The majority of gifts made to the Annual Fund come in the form of cash or check. A gift of cash receives the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. Gifts or pledge payments can be made online by credit card or mailed directly to the school.

Gifts of Stock and Securities Gifts of stocks or securities benefit you and the School. A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year is one of the most tax-wise ways to make a donation. You receive the immediate fair market value as a charitable deduction and can avoid capital gains tax. To make a stock transfer, please follow the procedure listed below: 1. Instruct your broker to transfer the gift shares directly to The Walker School’s broker, Merrill Lynch. 2. The Merrill Lynch DTC# is 5198. The Merrill Lynch account number is 6AK-02002. The name of the account is The Walker School Inc. (Donations Account) 3. At the time of transfer, it is very important that your broker provide the details to the Merrill Lynch representative, Janet Cain, Private Wealth Associate, at (404) 231-2444 or by emailing her at janet_cain@ml.com. The mailing address is: Ponder, Higgins, Jowers & Associates, Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch, 3455 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. 4. To ensure that the stock is properly accounted for, also at the time of the transfer, have your broker contact Laura Nelson, at (678) 581-6914 or laura.nelson@thewalkerschool.org, regarding the stock transfer.

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Matching Gifts Many employers will match, and in some cases, triple the amount of your contribution to Walker through a matching gift program. Contact your Human Resources department or the Advancement Office to find out if this opportunity is available through your employer.

Planned Gifts Walker encourages and appreciates future gifts made through one’s estate. Bequests are the most common way for donors to make their ultimate gift to the School. If you are interested in learning more about gift planning, we are happy to help you determine how and when to make a gift and with what assets that can, in some cases, benefit both you and the School in your lifetime.

Ways to Give Online:

thewalkerschool.org/give

Mail:

The Walker School 700 Cobb Parkway N Marietta, GA 30062

Phone:

(678) 581-6904

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Mission and Promise Statement Mission The Walker School is the college-preparatory independent school for families seeking an engaging educational experience within an intimately scaled, caring and diverse community where opportunities abound and meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning.

Promise Statement The Walker School is Cobb County’s college-preparatory independent school for families seeking an engaging, perspective-widening academic program within an intimately scaled, caring environment where meaningful relationships engender transformative learning. Walker’s dedicated teachers exude contagious intellectual energy, demonstrate authentic interest in the life of the mind that extends beyond their core subject areas, and model genuine respect for students and one another. Through their actions and interactions, Walker teachers cultivate students’ spirit of wanting to know in every setting—the classroom and the hallway, the laboratory and the library, the art studio and the stage, the court and the playing field. Walker students, feeling known and encouraged by their teachers and classmates, come to value the experience over the applause, developing along the way the confidence to explore new avenues of thinking, the wisdom to articulate meaningful insights, and the fortitude to act with integrity and honor. At the culmination of this carefully guided, increasingly independent journey from Early Learners through grade 12, Walker graduates have evolved from curious young learners into critically thinking, individually expressive, confidently collaborative, and admirably honest young adults thoroughly prepared for the intellectual and relational challenges of college and life.

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Through giving...

Award-Winning College Counseling

is possible.

Every year 100% of Walker graduates are accepted to college. Walker’s award-winning college counseling program provides unparalleled and individualized guidance throughout their high school career. (Photo: The Class of 2015 celebrates at Walker’s 34th commencement ceremony.)


700 Cobb Parkway North Marietta, GA 30062 thewalkerschool.org

Connor Barre, Lucas Connell, and Sean Nesmith serenade the audience during the 2015 spring musical production of The Wedding Singer.

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