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VILLAGE SCHOOL 780 Swarthmore Avenue Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 310.459.8411 www.village-school.org

ACCREDITED BY CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL (CAIS) WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES (WASC) MEMBER OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS (NAIS) EDUCATIONAL RECORDS BUREAU (ERB) THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL OF ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS


VILLAGE SCHOOL IS AN INCLUSIVE AND DYNAMIC LEARNING COMMUNITY THAT PREPARES ITS STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS. WE ENGAGE CHILDREN IN A CHALLENGING ACADEMIC CURRICULUM THAT BALANCES DEVELOPMENTAL AND TRADITIONAL PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION AND EMBRACES A COMPREHENSIVE AND DIVERSE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM. VILLAGE SCHOOL FOSTERS EACH STUDENT’S SENSE OF SELF AND INSPIRES SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BY INTEGRATING CHARACTER EDUCATION INTO A STIMULATING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. WE VALUE THE STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL THAT CHARACTERIZES OUR COMMUNITY. 1


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Mission Statement Message from the Head of School Message from the Board Chair Board of Trustees Administration, Faculty & Staff Faculty Professional Development Case Study: Third Grade 3D Printing Project Summer 2018 Improvements to Village School Message from the VSPA President Village School Parent Association Spring Fundraiser Let’s Party! Village School’s 40th Anniversary Tile Wall Event Grandparents Programs Financial Statement The Annual Fund Phonathon Volunteers Annual Fund Donors Matching Gift Companies Endowment Gifts Making a Gift

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MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL Nora Malone

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What a wonderful year we’ve had! We enjoyed celebrating Village School’s 40th Anniversary under the umbrella of our school-wide theme “We are Family.” Our milestone anniversary served as the thematic foundation for our schoolwide events throughout the year! The celebrations began with our “Village Birthday Party” at the annual all school picnic last September and continued throughout the year. Special events included a wonderful community effort where we created a tile mural commemorating our 40th, our fabulous 70s themed large fundraiser, and so many fantastic Let’s Party events! We close this year grateful for the creativity and enthusiasm of our VSPA volunteers so ably led by VSPA president Sam Firestone! Our school-wide theme was ever present on campus as 2017-2018 brought our Village family even closer. Students arrived at school every morning excited about learning and connecting with friends and teachers—nurtured by our commitment to families, the partnerships between home and school that characterize our community grew and students thrived! Our talented faculty provided innovative learning opportunities

that fostered academic excellence and personal growth and families provided support in countless ways through community service projects, classroom collaborations, special events and artistic endeavors. The commitment of our faculty and staff to our community is exemplary. Their generosity is evident on a daily basis professionally, emotionally and materially too. I am proud to report that 100% of Village School’s faculty and staff contributed to the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. In addition, we are deeply grateful for the generous support of parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents and friends that has led the way for our most successful Annual Fund in Village School’s history. We are deeply thankful to every member of our community—Village is a family because of


your commitment to our students! I also want to express our gratitude to the members of the Village School Board of Trustees whose vision resulted in our moving forward with several strategic goals delineated in our strategic plan. We are pleased that we have worked to enhance the safety and security of our campus, continued to move forward with our marketing plan, enhanced our diversity and equity initiatives and further ensured the school’s financial sustainability. We are indebted to Board Chair, Mark Rosenbaum and all our trustees for their leadership, unending generosity and passion for the school. In closing, I want to thank everyone who has supported our community, nurtured our students and enhanced our sense of family! Village School is definitely 40 and fabulous!

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR Mark Rosenbaum

Last year was another very successful year for Village School. I want to thank our entire community for everything we have collectively accomplished. Our annual fund campaign was incredibly successful this year, raising $1,000,643 thanks to the generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, administration, faculty and others who so generously supported the school. As a result of our strong fundraising and our sound fiscal management, the school is on solid financial footing, which allows us to continue to make investments. Village School could not offer its incredible programs and maintain our amazing faculty without this critical fundraising support. Under the strong leadership of Nora and her team, Village also continues to innovate and find ways to make

our programs stronger. All of these innovations and changes are done within the spirit of Village School’s mission that is so important to all of us. We are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated administration and teachers working with us. Lastly, I would like to thank the other Village Trustees, who volunteer significant time to the school and care deeply about its future. I hope everyone has had a great summer and I look forward to a successful 2018-2019 school year.

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2017-2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mark Rosenbaum, Chair Richard Jennings, Secretary Brad Haas, Treasurer Paul Arenson ’84 Cameron Broumand Ashley Burkart Mooney Debra Farar Mary Genow Suzanne Ginestro Sheri Green Jacqueline Landry Nora Malone Josh Roth Cara Swartz Miranda Tollman Todd Wadler La Donna Wertlieb

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THANK YOU TO OUR RETIRING TRUSTEE FOR YOUR SERVICE La Donna Wertlieb

La Donna joined the VS Board in 2015 and served as the Chair of the Development Committee. While a parent at Village, La Donna served in many leadership positions, including Annual Fund Chair. She has also served on the VSPA Executive Committee, chaired the annual Leadership Summit, co-chaired the Fall Fundraiser, and served as room parent for five years. She worked in law firm administration for nearly 15 years before being promoted to full-time parent. La Donna and her husband Neil Wertlieb are the parents of three alumni: Cole ’11, who is a student at Santa Clara University, Drake ’14, and Ian ’14 who are both students at Windward School. We are extremely grateful for La Donna’s contribution and years of service to the Village Community.


WELCOME NEW TRUSTEES Jeff Richardson

Jeff Richardson is a partner at the Los Angeles office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp and is a member of the firm’s Governing Board and the Chair of the Class Action Defense Practice. Jeff also is the founder and CEO of Project Paradigm and The Paradigm Challenge, which is an annual competition that has engaged more than 100,000 students aged 4-18 from 173 countries to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help address real-world problems. Previously, Jeff Chaired the Board of BookEnds (a children’s literacy organization) and served on the Board of the Western Center on Law & Poverty. Jeff earned a B.S. from Willamette University and a J.D. from USC Law School. He and wife Leanne are parents of VS students Chelsea and Blake. Dan Weinberger

Daniel Weinberger is Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Daniel was a corporate associate at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP. Daniel has a B.A. in History and International Relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. His professional experience includes handling mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, investments, and commercial transactions in the new media, digital, and entertainment sectors, and advising on corporate governance, business development and strategic planning matters. Dan and his wife Lisa have two children at VS.

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FACULTY AND STAFF 2017–2018

ADMINISTRATION Nora Malone, Head of School Annie Block, Secondary School Placement Coordinator, Administration Manager, and Registrar Caroline Byfield, Principal Gricelda Gamboa, Director of Auxiliary Programs Alex Lee, Director of Admissions Alison McKee, Director of Advancement Manuel Pardo, Director of Finance and Operations Barbara Ruth-Williams, Assistant Head of School, Director of Parent Education

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Blake Ahalt Edwin Alfaro Nick Allen Antoinette Alvarado Betsy Basom Kenzo Bergeron Melissa Bishop Annie Block

Diane Friedman Gricelda Gamboa Chris Gonyaw Gabrielle Goodbar Kourtney Hicks Heather Holguin Ashley Jacobs Denell Jacobs

Theresa Pogach Vicki Rea-Gaskill Beth Reilly Carrie Ring Andrew Rodriguez Joseph Rose Barbara Ruth-Williams Kaie Scharf

Anu Burkhardt Caroline Byfield Courtney Chaffin Alex Chehebar Sarah Clingan Teresa Coe Rafael Cordero Tim Critelli Quincy Davis Christine DeNinno Maureen Dessureault Phil Dominguez Christine Eaves Tami Emerson Wayne Emerson Conrad Evans Aleyda Forbes

Wendy Jacobson Alex Lee Timothy Lind Landon Loeber Nora Malone Margot Mandel Alison McKee Shea Morris Sarah Nelson Daniel Ordonez Eddy Ordonez Lesly Ordonez Walter Ordonez Liz Pacini Manuel Pardo Paul Pettigrew Edwin Pleitez

Bethany Shrestha Kathy Silberman Sara Singsank Alexandra Stone Stephanie Swartz Johnny Trocio Darin Turpin Debbie Valentine Stephanie Walker Dante Ward Alex Warmer Caitlin Welsh Greg Whitmore Eric Wlasak


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IN 2017 / 18, OUR FACULTY & STAFF ATTENDED MORE THAN

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

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30 OF FACULTY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF

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FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2017–2018 At Village we strive to cultivate a love of learning that lasts a lifetime and this expectation extends not only to our students but also to adults. Each year, our administration, faculty and staff attend a number of conferences, workshops, presentations and seminars to extend and deepen our impact as educators. Contributions to the Annual Fund help to provide funding for professional development at Village School. During the 2017-2018 school year, administrators, faculty and staff participated in the following programs. CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS • 2018 Labor Law Seminar • Accreditation visits to schools in Northern California • Across Colors Conference • Antioch University—PhD in Leadership Program • ATLIS: Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools • Cal-ISBOA Annual Conference • California Language Teachers Association Annual Conference • Certificate Program in Marketing—UC Berkley Extension • Communication Skills Coaching with Rockford Gray LLC • Concordia University St. Paul Master’s Program Coursework • CASE-NAIS Conference: Council for Advancement and Support of Education— National Association of Independent Schools • California Association of Independent Schools Board of Standards California Association of Independent Schools Trustee/School Head Conference • Curricular and Pedagogical Instruction Around Current Events

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Designer and Maker Space Colloquium Designing and Implementing Quality STEM Instruction Finalsite Platform Training The Fundraising School of Indiana University—Developing Major Gifts Learning and the Brain Conference Love and Logic Conference National Business Officers Association Conference National Network of Early Language Learning Summer Institute Out of the Box Conference People of Color Conference Professional in Human Resources Certification Puberty and Human Development Conference Reading Institute at Teacher’s College RSA Conference Responsive Classroom for the Elementary Classroom Security Guard Training by Chameleon Associates Technology and Innovative Practice Writing Institute at Teacher’s College

GUEST SPEAKERS • Jennifer Bryan • Rob Evans • Leonard Sax • Nick Soderstrom

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case study SOMETHING PURCHASE OF 3D PRINTER BRINGS NEW DIMENSION TO 3RD GRADE PROJECT

FROM NOTHING What does it take to design something from nothing? Firstly, you need to know what the Something is supposed to do. Ask yourself some essential questions: “What’s the point of creating the Something?” “What purpose does the Something serve?” “What problem does the Something solve?” When you know the answer to your questions, you then need to do extensive research on other “Somethings” and learn as much as you can so you can design yours using knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work. Now you can start planning the details of your Something and prepare to start creating it. Begin learning the skills to do so and acquiring the tools necessary to build it. Create your first prototype and test your first Something out! If it doesn’t work as well as you’d hoped, redesign and try it again until you’re satisfied with your perfectly wonderful Something of your own.

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First of all, the “something” can really be anything. The point is to learn how to design from scratch and end up with a working invention or creation. VILLAGE SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT 2017-2018

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In the last two years, the 3rd grade children have been engineering their own boats, with the main mission to create a cargo boat that can carry the most freight... We’ve recently purchased two new Ultimaker3 3D printers and used one of them (in addition to our MakerBot Mini 3D printers) for the 3rd Grade boat projects, and it was a dream come true. 14


This is called “The Design Process” and is best practice when inventing or engineering any idea you want to bring to fruition. We apply this practice of engineering to many of our school projects, but the 3rd Grade Boat Design Challenge is an excellent example of how we do so successfully. First of all, the “something” can really be anything. The point is to learn how to design from scratch and end up with a working invention or creation. In the last two years, the 3rd grade students have been engineering their own boats, with the main mission to create a cargo boat that can carry the most freight. They study boats and look for styles and types that work best for holding heavy freight while also staying afloat. Shape, thickness, width, length, height, materials….all of these characteristics are discussed and researched in-depth. The students start sketching out their boat designs and learn to use Tinkercad, a fantastic 3D authoring tool that allows users to design in 3D. This is a challenging task that helps students practice geometry, math, and art in a productive and useful way. Once they’ve created their 3D boat, this file is downloaded to a 3D printer and constructed using filament. Talk about making something out of nothing! A 3D printer does exactly that. It’s the opposite of carving a sculpture out of wood or marble. A 3D printed object starts with a completely blank surface and slowly builds layer upon layer of melted

plastic filament in a very specific pattern to recreate what was designed digitally. No matter how often we use our 3D printers, it’s always exciting to come back a few hours later and discover an object there that wasn’t before. We’ve recently purchased two new Ultimaker3 3D printers and used one of them (in addition to our MakerBot Mini 3D printers) for the 3rd Grade boat projects. It was quiet (that really helps in a classroom environment), and quick (which is wonderful when you have a whole lot of boats to print!), and the products came out exceptionally well. The Ultimaker3 is also different from our other printers in that it uses two sources of filament at a time, allowing us to use a different type of filament for the temporary supports that are often necessary when building an odd shape in the printer. We tried out a water-soluble filament for those supports that dissolves in water after the product is printed. This eliminates the need to chip or file it away by hand later. Saves time and looks perfect! We love the Ultimaker3 for so many reasons. The students were really excited to test their boats’ abilities to hold freight (pennies, in this case). We had many successful boats ranging in size and shape. Every student went through the design process and proudly went home with a boat they created themselves. —BY CHRISTINE EAVES, INNOVATION & ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

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SUMMER 2018 IMPROVEMENTS TO VILLAGE SCHOOL At Village School, we are proud of our beautiful campus, and gifts made to the annual fund and other campaigns are an important way Village continues to preserve its buildings and grounds. The

campus improvements ranged from crucial ongoing maintenance to buildings, including the painting of the entire Swarthmore campus, both inside and outside the classrooms, to projects that enhance the educational experience for our students, specifically the purchase of furniture for classrooms in 3rd and 5th grades. We are also dedicated to enhancing the safety and security of our school in order to provide students with safe environments in which to learn with the installation of taller gates as well as spikes on certain fences throughout the campus. These projects are made possible by the generosity of so many within the Village community.

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1 Painting the entire Swarthmore campus, indoors and outdoors 2 Mesh wall installed on Kindergarten playground 3 Installation of new air conditioning chiller machine on Swarthmore campus 4 Remodeling of the front office on Swarthmore campus with new flooring and paint 5 Painting of La Cruz garage 6 Installation of new fast-closing Rytec garage gates for both campuses 7 Replacement of La Cruz pedestrian door and Swarthmore side gate 8 Installation of spikes on certain fences for security purposes 9 Installation of new glass panels on La Cruz second story faรงade to replace wood panels 10 Purchase of new floor tile to be installed on both campuses in the next two years 11 Purchase of new furniture for Fifth grade classrooms 12 Installation of 40th Anniversary Tile Wall

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s I reflect back upon my first year as the Village School Parent Association (VSPA) President, I find myself in awe of the dedication and generosity of spirit amongst our parent volunteers. When my husband and I began our search for the “just right” elementary school, over eight years ago, a strong parent community was at the top of our list. Our initial awareness and appreciation of the warmth and connectedness of the Village School community has only magnified as our two children have respectively matriculated from TK to 3rd and 6th grades.

MESSAGE FROM THE VSPA PRESIDENT

In my current capacity as VSPA President, I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time and work alongside so many incredibly supportive and talented volunteers within our school community. I recently came across a lovely quotation that speaks to volunteerism, “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” We celebrated this sentiment at our annual Pass the Torch Breakfast as it so clearly captures the dedication of our amazing

parent volunteers who find time in their busy lives to support the Village School community. Their commitment empowers various school programs and initiatives but equally importantly, it is also the driving force behind the cohesive warm community that initially drew me to Village School. I have so much gratitude for each and every one of our VSPA volunteers and committee chairs for their endless efforts on behalf of Village School. Thank you for all that you do—it is truly amazing how much we have all accomplished together! It takes teamwork at every level to achieve all of our VSPA goals and we certainly couldn’t do what we do without the tremendous support of Village School’s dynamic teachers, faculty and administrators. I would like to specifically recognize the Advancement team Alison McKee, Sara Singsank and Chris Gonyaw for partnering with me to lead the VSPA and for being such a pleasure to work alongside. Thank you all for making Village the special place that it is! Samantha Firestone VSPA President

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VILLAGE SCHOOL PARENT ASSOCIATION 2017-2018 Parent involvement at Village School is truly extraordinary and we are proud of the role our parent volunteers play in strengthening the ties between parents, teachers, and students. Whether you gave an hour per year or took a leadership position, we welcome and appreciate your involvement. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Sam Firestone, President Sheri Green, Past President/Strategic Initiatives Cara Swartz, Past President Lani Farar, Vice President—Fundraising Courtney Fawaz, Vice President—Fundraising Melanie Kaplan, Vice President—Room Parent Coordinator Jenn Anderson, Vice President— Volunteer Development Mary Beth Broumand, Vice President—Community Relations Britten Wadler, Secretary Sheri Roberts, Treasurer

Admissions Hospitality—Tours Gina Cotter Mara Kamins Admissions Hospitality—Student Evaluations Missy Arman Dina Litt Art Liaisons Selina Boxer Wachler Diana Kassabian Shira Kozloff Wonnie Park Jennifer Schechter Athletic Program/P.E. Liaison Robyn Sidoti

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Back-to-School Picnic Dolly Klock Doris Sara Duran-Singer Lisa Eddy Desirae Lantry Colleen Mintzer Aimee Rosenbaum Marsha Scimo Lia Seabold Book Fair Lisa Jeffery Sheri Roberts Marsha Scimo Buddy/New Family Liaisons, Fall 2017 Maggie Crosby Samantha Rufeh Jennifer Wallace Lisa Weinberger Buddy/New Family Liaisons, Spring 2018 Kara Horowitz Lisa Weinberger Juliya Spiegel Common Sense Media Liaison Dolly Klock Doris


Community Service, TK–3rd Kristin Chapin Emily Park Leanne Richardson Community Service, 4th–6th Jacqui Bell Lisa Humiston Shira Kozloff Romaine Orthwein Fall Fundraiser/Let’s Party Ashley Cohen Aida Naraghi Kristyn Romans February Food Drive Darian Jennings Tammy Mozenter Jennifer Schechter Front Board Coordinator Frankie Cohen Halloween Carnival Joel Farar Todd Hoffman Rob Jadon Historians Karie Fleischmann Sheri Roberts

VSPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: SHERI GREEN, CARA SWARTZ, LANI FARAR, BRITTEN WADLER, COURTNEY FAWAZ, JENN ANDERSON, SHERI ROBERTS, SAM FIRESTONE, & MARY BETH BROUMAND. NOT PICTURED: MELANIE KAPLAN

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HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

BOOK FAIR

VARIETY SHOW

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VILLAGE SCHOOL PARENT ASSOCIATION 2017-2018 Hospitality, Back-to-School Night Monica Isaacs Tanya Memoli Hospitality, Winter Concert Wonnie Park Selina Boxer Wachler Hospitality, Grandparents’ Day Jenn Anderson Samantha Rufeh Danielle Misher Hospitality, Open House Lisa Hernand Lori Stephan Hot Lunch Coordinator Ashley Burkart Mooney Library Services Sara Duran-Singer Music Liaison Jill Haas Magazine Liaison Sarah Schwartz Ongoing Fundraising Shelby Grayeli Jill Jadon

Parent Education Liaison Karie Fleischmann

Uniform/Spirit Wear Coordinator Amy Arenson

Science Liaison Masha Lichtenberg

Variety Show Liaison Justin Farar

Spanish Liaisons Janine Arbelaez Masha Lichtenberg Tanya Memoli Ariela Plata

Village Vintage Program Ashley Burkart Mooney Emily Rogoway

Spring Fundraiser—Auction Luciana Bienstock Darcy Sockwell Spring Fundraiser—Party Courtney Fawaz Marsha Scimo Teacher Hospitality Tats Cohen Deanna Kripke Stacie Smiley Cindy Yoon Thanksgiving Food Drive Melissa Akkaway Kerri Keslow Christina O’Reilly

ROOM PARENTS Transitional Kindergarten Alana Farar Lisa Weinberger Kindergarten Daniell Elperin Elana Fullmer Lucy Hadl Kara Horowitz Jennifer Schechter Lori Wolfson 1st Grade Missy Arman Courtney Fawaz Leah Karlov Janey Sakamoto

2nd Grade Gina Cook Darian Jennings Mara Kamins Janie Schwartz 3rd Grade Jacqui Bell Jill Jadon Lia Seabold Heather Subotnick 4th Grade Lisa Jeffery Colleen Mintzer Christina O’Reilly Samantha Rufeh 5th Grade Amy Arenson Karie Fleischmann Karen Han Bren Padawer 6th Grade Mary Beth Broumand Jacquie Cortes Shira Kozloff Jaime Schwartzberg

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VILLAGE FEVER

SPRING FUNDRAISER The Fairmont Hotel & Bungalows provided a magnificent setting for Village School’s Annual Spring Fundraiser, Village Fever held on May 12th. In celebration of

the school’s 40th Anniversary, Village traveled back in time to the ’70s when it all began. As guests arrived, they quickly entered ready to enjoy an evening of good food, good drink and good company—all to support Village School. We extend a sincere thank you to auction co-chairs Luciana Bienstock and Darcy Sockwell, Database Manager Laura Yoo, and event co-chairs Courtney Fawaz and Marsha Scimo for making it an amazing, unforgettable night!

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thank you to the volunteers and sponsors who made this event a fabulous success! EVENT VOLUNTEERS EVENT CHAIRS Courtney Fawaz Marsha Scimo AUCTION CHAIRS Luciana Bienstock Darcy Sockwell AUCTION DATABASE MANAGER Laura Yoo AUCTION COMMITTEE Jacob Ahrens Melissa Akkaway Janine Arbelaez Tiffany Bartolacci Jay Bienstock Mary Beth Broumand Lani Farar Courtney Fawaz Sam Firestone Karie Fleischmann Susan Fuhrman Michael Green Sheri Green

EVENT SPONSORS Todd Hoffman Monica Isaacs Cate Jenkins Kerri Keslow Masha Lichtenberg Matt Lichtenberg Margaret Meenaghan Kevin Misher Tammy Newman Emily Park Jean-Francois Pelletier Ariela Plata Robert Plata Paul Ottosson Kristyn Romans Allegra Richdale Janey Sakamoto Stacie Shaheen Sara Duran-Singer Robyn Sidoti Lori Stephan Karen Sutherlin Whitney Yarosh Hillary Young Julian Zolkin

$5,000 SPONSOR Sarah Ketterer and Alan Vorwald $2,500 SPONSOR Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg $1,000 SPONSOR Anonymous Todd and Jenna Binder Jonathan and Sam Firestone Marina and Stephen Pellico Jodi and Ian Weingarten $750 SPONSOR Mike and Marsha Scimo $500 SPONSOR Edward and Melissa Akkaway The Dail Family Dana and Drew Flowers Neeraj and Raquel Gunsagar John Hadl Romaine Orthwein and David Gutterman John and Moab Janick Caroline and Alan Smolinisky Julian and Jeff Zolkin


COURTNEY FAWAZ & MARSHA SCIMO

LUCIANA BIENSTOCK, DARCY SOCKWELL, LAURA YOO

SPONSOR A FACULTY MEMBER AND/ OR STAFF DONORS Edward and Melissa Akkaway Anonymous (3) The Anderson Family Melissa and Cyrus Arman The Bartolacci Bjelkstam Family Luciana and Jay Bienstock Cameron and Mary Beth Broumand Jonathan and Samantha Firestone Anna and Benjamin Forkner Romaine Orthwein and David Gutterman John Hadl Matt and Lisa Humiston Mia and John Janick The Kaplan Family Leah and Jason Karlov Susan and Michael Kim

The Lim Family Damon and Colleen Mintzer Audra and Jeff Nathanson John and Emily Park Marina and Stephen Pellico Sheri Roberts Allegra and James Richdale Lyra Marble Lani Jang and Scott Seol Stephen and Sarah Schwartz Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg Stacie Shaheen The Sidoti Family Scott and Shana Silveri Sue and Ralph Slotnick Alan and Caroline Smolinisky Daniel and Cara Swartz Britten and Todd Wadler

SAVE THE DATE!

NEXT SPRING FUNDRAISER:

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ASHLEY COHEN, KRISTYN ROMANS, AIDA NARAGHI

“LET’S PARTY!” 2017–2018 The parties hosted by families and teachers are a great way to have fun, build and reinforce Village School’s special community and get to know families both in your grade and other grades. 100% of the funds raised by attending “Let’s Party!” events go to Village School. Thank you to our co-chairs Ashley Cohen, Aida Naraghi and Kristyn Romans as well as to our hosts for an amazing “Let’s Party!” year.

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PARTIES HOSTED BY THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES: Edward and Melissa Akkaway The Anderson Family Amy and Paul Arenson Melissa and Cyrus Arman James Bailey and Devon Aoki The Bartolacci Bjelkstam Family David and Gillian Berman Todd and Jenna Binder Bojeczko Family The Boxer Wachler Family The Bridwell Family Cameron and Mary Beth Broumand Oleg and Tatiana Butenko Elle Carling The Chang Craig Family Frankie Cohen and Jean Francois Pelletier Scott and Ashley Cohen Tats and Jon Cohen Eddie Collins and Shirley Cho Gina Cook James and Gina Cotter The Crosby Family The Dail Family Lily and David Dulan Andy and Sara Singer The Eddy Family Daniell and Daniel Elperin Ashraf Elsayegh and Teresa Merced Courtney Fawaz Joel Farar


Justin and Lani Farar Jonathan and Samantha Firestone Keith and Karie Fleischmann Anna and Benjamin Forkner Zoe and Andrew Frampton The Fullmer Family Mary and Rick Genow The Ginestro Family Sam and Shelby Grayeli Sheri and Michael Green Dr. Karyn Grossman Neeraj and Raquel Gunsagar Jill and Brad Haas The Haim Goldsmith Family Karen Han and Paul Ottosson Marc and Jennifer Heenan The Hirsh Family The Hoffman Family Kara and Jamie Horowitz Matt and Lisa Humiston The Jadon Family Lani Jang and Scott Seol John and Moab Janick Darian and Richard Jennings Lee Johnson and Lori Wolfson Mara and Scott Kamins The Kaplan Family The Konkoly Family Shira and Howard Kozloff Matt and Masha Lichtenberg Dina and Kevin Litt Lyra Marble

The Mazur Ambrosio Family The McGinn Schwartz Family The Milstein Family Damon and Colleen Mintzer The Miranda Family The Mohn Yoo Family Robert and Aida Naraghi Ari and Adrianne Nathan Audra and Jeff Nathanson Michael Nohaile and Kristin Yarema Lynda Nol Gavin and Christina O’Reilly John and Emily Park Wonnie Park Robert and Ariela Plata The Rhodes Family Leanne and Jeff Richardson Sheri Roberts David and Kristyn Romans Mark and Aimee Rosenbaum Joshua Roth and Amy Klimek Bejan and Samantha Rufeh Jennifer Rush Russo Family Janey and Ryan Sakamoto Jonathan and Jennifer Schechter Stephen and Sarah Schwartz Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg Mike and Marsha Scimo Jeffrey and Lia Seabold David Shaheen The Sidoti Family

Scott and Shana Silveri The Juha Smiley Family Alan and Caroline Smolinisky Juliya and Ariel Spiegel The Stephan Family Adam and Amelia Stewart Heather and Brian Subotnick Daniel and Cara Swartz Brooke and Dana Temple Brett and Hillary Thomas Brett and Miranda Tollman Jessica Terpstra Eric Weiss and Jacqui Bell Larry and Marina Weiss Britten and Todd Wadler The Wallace Family The Wade Family Dan and Lisa Weinberger Jodi and Ian Weingarten Christopher and Michelle Wolf Whitney and Alex Yarosh The Yoon Family

PARTIES HOSTED BY THE FOLLOWING TEACHERS: Nick Allen Betsy Basom Kenzo Bergeron Anu Burkhardt Alex Chehebar Tim Critelli Maureen Dessureault Phil Dominguez Christine Eaves Tami Emerson Aleyda Forbes Kourtney Hicks Wendy Jacobson Tim Lind Shea Morris Sarah Nelson Lesly Ordonez Liz Pacini Theresa Pogach Vicki Rea-Gaskill Beth Reilly Joseph Rose Bethany Shrestha Johnny Trocio Debbie Valentine Dante Ward Alex Warmer

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VILLAGE SCHOOL’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY TILE WALL EVENT Village School’s Tile Wall event held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 was an exhilarating event for the Village School community, overseen and sponsored by Tile Wall co-chairs Sheri Green, Darian Jennings and Amy Russo.

Parents, faculty, staff, grandparents and alumni came together on the La Cruz campus on a picturesque day to design unique, commemorative tiles that would adorn the lunch area on the Swarthmore Campus—leaving their mark for years to come.

The Tile Wall event was an awesome experience and a very successful fundraiser, raising $23,900 for Village School. The efforts of our cochairs were very much appreciated by everyone who attended this highly successful community building event.

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THANK YOU!

GRANDPARENTS FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT

Our grandparents are such a significant part of the Village community. This past year we hosted three events specifically for our grandparents: TK & K Grandparent Luncheon; Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day; and Grand-parenting in the Digital Age.

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This past year Village hosted its first ever event Grandparenting in the Digital Age on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the day before the Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day event. A panel featuring Christine Eaves, Deb Farar, Patricia Greenfield and Yalda Uhls spoke on how to bridge the digital divide between grandparents and their grandchildren.

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day was held on Thursday, May 24. 2018, and is the day of the year when Village School hosts more visitors than any other day. It fortifies the bond between home and school which is core to the school’s mission. Students in all grades look forward to revealing some of their accomplishments with pride and excitement with their special visitors.


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revenue 2017/2018 Tuition & Fees: 82% Annual Giving & VSPA Fundraising: 13% Capital Campaign & Endowment: 1% Interest & Other Income: 3%

expenses 2017/2018 Salaries, Benefits, Programs, Auxiliary & Financial Aid: 88.9% General, Administrative, & Debt Service: 6.4% Facilities: 4.7%


by the numbers: impact of giving

TOTAL GIFTS AND PLEDGES RAISED FROM ALL SOURCES*

$1,648,480 *ENDOWMENT, SPRING FUNDRAISER, LET’S PARTY, ANNIVERSARY TILE WALL EVENT, & ANNUAL FUND

IN 2017 / 18, OUR ANNUAL FUND EFFORT EXCEEDED OUR GOALS,

RAISING $1,000,643 VILLAGE SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT 2017-2018

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by the numbers: DONOR statistics

47NEW ANNUAL FUND DONORS

81 DONORS WHO INCREASED THEIR ANNUAL FUND GIVING 92% CURRENT FAMILY PARTICIPATION

10 MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES rate of participation in 2017/18 ANNUAL FUND CURRENT PARENTS 92% TRUSTEES 100% FACULTY AND STAFF 100% VSPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 100%

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THE ANNUAL FUND

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our contribution to the Annual Fund strengthens the value of a Village School education in numerous ways. These funds help bridge the gap between tuition revenues and the actual cost of providing a first-rate private school education. Village depends upon this tradition of giving to enhance all of its programs and facilities, thus enriching the academic, creative and ethical development of each student. The funds also serve to supplement teacher resources, expand the use of technology and provide competitive compensation packages for the faculty.

Every gift—no matter the amount—helps to ensure that the legacy of Village School will continue for years to come.

thank you! Phonathon volunteers Each year, a group of dedicated volunteers make phone calls during our Phonathon to ask fellow parents to support the Annual Fund campaign. We are deeply grateful to the 2017-2018 Phonathon Committee for their ongoing commitment to Village School, and we give a special thanks to the Board of Trustees Development Chair, La Donna Wertlieb and to the extraordinary Advancement Team for all their hard work throughout the year! Jon Cohen Andrew Crosby Joel Farar Justin Farar Jonathan Firestone Keith Fleischmann Rick Genow Sheri Green Brad Haas Karen Han Kara Horowitz Mario Indelicato Robert Jadon

Richard Jennings Masha Lichtenberg Karyn Lim Nora Malone Alison McKee Barwako Nalayeh Arash Nassi Emily Park John Park Sara Singsank Cara Swartz Miranda Tollman La Donna Wertlieb

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ANNUAL FUND DONORS 2017/2018 VISIONARIES $50,000 OR MORE Oleg and Tatiana Butenko Alan Vorwald and Sarah Ketterer BENEFACTOR $25,000 TO $49,999 Cyrus and Melissa Arman The Binder Foundation - Jenna and Todd Binder Daniell and Daniel Elperin Michael Nohaile and Kristin Yarema Anne A. Meyers and Jason Subotky Larry and Marina Weiss LEADERSHIP CIRCLE $15,000 TO $24,999 Jonathan and Samantha Firestone Mary and Rick Genow David Gutterman and Romaine Orthwein Deanna and Eric Kripke Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg Alan and Caroline Smolinisky Brett and Hillary Thomas Brett and Miranda Tollman Britten and Todd Wadler

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DIAMOND CIRCLE $10,000 TO $14,999 Amy and Paul Arenson Yahlin Chang and Ryan Craig Gina and James Cotter Neeraj and Raquel Gunsagar Matt and Lisa Humiston John and Emily Park Mark and Aimee Rosenbaum Karen and Brett Sutherlin Daniel and Cara Swartz Marisa and Jeremy Zimmer PLATINUM CIRCLE $7,500 TO $9,999 Edward and Melissa Akkaway Brian and Selina Boxer Wachler Cameron and Mary Beth Broumand Frankie Cohen and Jean-Francois Pelletier Lily and David Dulan Anna and Benjamin Forkner Jill and Brad Haas Darian and Richard Jennings Jonathan and Jennifer Schechter Mike and Marsha Scimo Seol Jang Family

GOLD CIRCLE $5,000 TO $7,499 The Bartolacci Bjelkstam Family The Beal Family Jen and Michael Beerman David and Gillian Berman The Bridwell Family Shawn and Elizabeth Collins Gina Di Bona Ashraf Elsayegh and Teresa Merced Joel and Alana Farar Justin and Lani Farar The Ginestro Family Lisa and David Hernand The Hoffman Family Mario Indelicato and Karyn Lim Antara Jaitly and Pratyoosh The Kaplan Family Howard and Shira Kozloff Linda and Gary Krat Gary and Wendy Leshgold Matt and Masha Lichtenberg Damon and Colleen Mintzer Audra and Jeff Nathanson


Bobbi and Dick Nathanson The Rhodes Family Allegra and James Richdale Bejan and Samantha Rufeh The Russo Family Sarah and Stephen Schwartz The Shaheen Family Adam and Amelia Stewart Jodi and Ian Weingarten Eric Weiss and Jacqui Bell The Wertlieb Family Cynthia and Andrew Yoon The Zolkin Family SILVER CIRCLE $2,500 TO $4,999 Anonymous (1) Doug Baron The Baudhuin Family Luciana and Jay Bienstock Scott and Ashley Cohen Eddie Collins and Shirley Cho Vin and Erica Di Bona Sim and Debra Farar Courtney Fawaz and Mazen Fawaz Keith and Karie Fleischmann Gary and Cindy Frischling Sam and Shelby Grayeli Sheri and Michael Green Dr. Karyn Grossman John and Lucy Hadl Karen Han and Paul Ottosson Marc and Jennifer Heenan

John and Moab Janick Lisa and Colin Jeffery Lee Johnson and Lori Wolfson Leah and Jason Karlov The Konkoly Family Dina and Kevin Litt Robert Lufkin and Jenny Li Jim and Margaret Meenaghan The Mohn Family Robert and Aida Naraghi Chris and Tammy Newman The Nordstrom Family Lisa and Corey Pavin Stephen and Marina Pellico Jess Ravich Jeff and Leanne Richardson David and Kristyn Romans Jennifer Rush Catherine and Nicholas Saidiner Janey and Ryan Sakamoto Richard and Linda Schaps Jeffrey and Lia Seabold Lauren, Avery and Pasha Selig The Sidoti Family Shana and Scott Silveri The Stephan Family Chris and Lara Sweet Kate and Julien Thuan BRONZE CIRCLE $1,500 TO $2,499 Anonymous (2) Anderson Family

James Bailey and Devon Aoki Kristin and Steve Chapin Jonathan and Tatsinda Cohen Gina Cook The Crosby Family The Dail Family The Fullmer Family Kara and Jamie Horowitz The Juhas Adam and Dana Kaller The Karpf Family Robert and Kerri Keslow Grant and Meaghan Kessman Michael and Susan Kim The Lim Family The Miranda Family The Misher Family Ashley and Matt Mooney Arash and Sheila Nassi Adrianne and Ari Nathan Wonnie Park Sheri Roberts Sam and Emily Rogoway Joshua Roth and Amy Klimek Scholer Family Andy and Sara Singer Heather and Bryan Subotnick Roman and Anna Tkachenko Elissa and Arnold Wadler Wallace Family Dan and Lisa Weinberger Christopher and Michelle Wolf Dr. Herbert and Grace Yang

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ANNUAL FUND DONORS 2017/2018 DONOR CIRCLE $500 TO $1,499 Anonymous (2) Dace and John Berzins The Bojeczko Family Caroline Byfield and Bryan Cook Kyle and Kimberly Cooper The Doris Family The Dyett Family Eddy Family Susan and Paul Fuhrman David and Nery Heenan Melvin and Caren Hilman The Hirsh Family David and Monica Isaacs Jadon Family Dr. and Mrs. Michael Karpf The Klein Family Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg Lippman Family Foundation Lany and Sy Lippman Lynch Family Nora Malone and Bruce Advocat Lyra Marble Farida May Jeremy and Bren Padawer Robert and Ariela Plata Beth and Joe Reilly Juliya and Ariel Spiegel Ellen Terpstra The Wade Family Walter Family Weitman Family Whitney and Alex Yarosh

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FRIENDS CIRCLE UP TO $499 Anonymous (16) Edwin Alfaro and Karina Mejia Saed Ali and Barwako Nalayeh Nicholas Allen Antoinette Alvarado Irene Baron Betsy Basom Melissa Bishop Annie and Brent Block Jordan and Marcia Burkart Anu Burkhardt John and Gunilla Byfield Courtney Chaffin Alex Chehebar Teresa Coe Jacquie Cortes Tim Critelli Quincy Davis Christine DeNinno Maureen Dessureault Phil Dominguez Charlie Doris Katherine Dulan Steven and Patrice Dworkin Christine Eaves Debbie and Gene Elder Tami and Wayne Emerson Kemerly and Conrad Evans Aleyda Forbes Diane Friedman Gricelda and Oscar Gamboa

Thomas and Nadine Geher Linda and Richard Goldsmith Chris Gonyaw Gabrielle Goodbar Sanford and Christina Grossman Ashley Grossman The Gutman Family The Hamiltons Kourtney Hicks Heather Holguin Denell Jacobs Ashley Jacobs Wendy Jacobson Mara and Scott Kamins Dr. and Mrs. William Klein Larry and Joan Kripke Jacqueline L. Landry Alex Lee and Sharon Furman-Lee Susan Lee Chris Liberatori Tim Lind Sharon and Mitchell Litt Landon Loeber Alison McKee Shea Morris Bette Kay Myerson Mimi Nagatani Sarah Nelson Patricia M. Newman Eddy and Lesly Ordonez Liz Pacini Manuel Pardo Ellen Pierson


Edwin Pleitez Theresa Pogach Vicki Rea-Gaskill and Tyson Gaskill Andrew Rodriguez Joseph Rose Robert and Joanie Rosenbaum The Scharf Family Israel and Ellen Schechter The Shepard Family Gary and Gloria Sherman Bethany Shrestha Kathleen and Allan Silberman Sara and John Singsank Sue and Ralph Slotnick Alexandra Stone Stephanie Swartz Sue and Brooke Temple, Jr. Sandra W. Thomas Johnny Trocio Darin Turpin Debbie Valentine Stephanie Walker Janet and Henry Walther Dante Ward Alex Warmer and Madeline Marotto Caitlin Welsh Greg Whitmore and Rafael Cordero Barbara and Dick Williams Eric Wlasak Rose and Hock Yeoh Andrew and Mari Zagrzejewski Emily and Samuel Zimmern

ENDOWMENT GIFTS 2017/2018 MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for partnering with our donors to support Village School. American Express Foundation Amgen Foundation Apple Inc. Binder Foundation Huron Consulting Group The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Verizon Foundation Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gifts Zynga Inc.

We would like to thank the following donors for their contribution to the Village School Endowment Fund. The Village School Endowment Fund is a permanent fund comprised of monies held in investments with a longterm intent. The earnings support dynamic and innovative programs, promote excellence in teaching, enhance financial assistance and help to ensure the financial health and well being of the school.

PACESETTER (GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $149,999) The Palermo – Ravich Family Foundation SUPPORTERS (GIFTS OF $25,000–$49,999) Anne Akiko Meyers and Jason Subotky

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MAKING A GIFT Every contribution to Village School is vitally important to its continued growth and strength. Like those who helped build the school in the past, each donor will be an integral part of the school’s history and future. An investment in Village School will be of benefit to generations of children—a legacy of which we can all be proud.

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WAYS TO GIVE Cash

Matching Gifts

Securities

Planned Giving

For income tax purposes, your cash gift is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts may be made by cash, check or credit card. You may achieve significant tax savings by making your gift via stocks or other capital assets. If you have stocks that have appreciated, your charitable deduction may be based on the full market value on the date of the transfer. If you have stocks that have decreased in value, you may be able to take a deductible loss when you sell the stocks and donate the proceeds. For information on the process of giving securities, please contact Manuel Pardo, Director of Finance and Operations at (310) 459-8411 ext. 601.

Many corporations encourage philanthropy by matching employee donations. Matching gifts can double or triple the amount of your gift. Check with your company for more details. Donors may wish to consider giving through such means as life insurance, bequests or charitable trusts. Planned giving may be a way to reduce estate and inheritance taxes. We encourage you to speak with your financial planner when considering any type of planned gift.


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