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INSPIRED TO SERVE ANNUAL REPORT 2 0 13


WE INSPIRE AND PREPARE A DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF CREATIVE, INDEPENDENT THINKERS


WELCOME

Dear Friends, Our Mission Statement (on the opposite page) is One of the key words in our Mission Statement published in numerous places, from the banner at is “inspire.” In addition to inspiring creative, the top of york.org to our email signatures, and independent thinkers, implicit in the York School continues to represent the very core of York School’s experience is a deep personal commitment to service got a shot of the president that we could use to place him black person. back- York existence and identity. and the development of on theawhole ground like we did for the auction shots and like page three of the weber students, parents, and alumni are often inspired to book….. The Mission Statement, developed by faculty and serve, and some of the stories in this Annual Report staff some years ago, recently reaffirmed by the power of that heswas on the FTP…you can place theattest sametocopy from last yearinspiration. there just put it in All magenta so we remember the Board of Trustees. of us consider York to be that we are waiting for the real presidents letter…. “mission driven”; that is, weThanks examine every aspect Our students’ service learning projects are one of the School in light of our Mission Statement. We use the key words inspire, prepare, diverse, community, creative, independent, and thinkers to guide our every decision. We are pleased to report that York School continues to succeed in its mission, and it does so because of a broad community of friends and supporters, many of them identified in the pages of this report, who believe in that mission and invest their skills, resources, and enthusiasm in our students.

expression of that inspiration. They are not only inspiring for the individual, but they in turn inspire the rest of the community and the next generation of students. The generosity of those who devote time, talent, and treasure to further York’s mission offer additional examples of service to others. On behalf of the students at York, we would like to thank you for your help — and your inspiration — in serving the School’s mission, as together we build on the tradition of this exceptional school.

Chuck Harmon Head of School

Jane Paulsen Chair of the Board of Trustees |3


SERV ICE LE A RNING A YEAR OF GIVING AND LEARNING. In 2012-13 York students contributed more than 10,000 hours of community service in their various service learning activities. Pam Sanford, Service Learning Coordinator is quick to add that the actual number of hours is likely greater, as many students continue volunteer relationships that extend beyond their initial projects, and some prefer to keep their volunteer efforts separate from their service learning tasks. In this report, you’ll read about: • York’s philosophy of service learning • York’s outstanding student philanthropists • One current student’s commitment to service

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• How one recent alumna built her service learning project • The career paths of service for two York alumni


Umar Moman ’15 talks with a teacher during his trip to Bangladesh to help children living in poverty.

McKenna Gibson ’16 analyzing storm water run-off at the Monterey Bay Aquarium lab for her service project on water quality. School’s long-held core values:  We believe students have a responsibility to others and to the community as a whole.

A CONVERSATION ABOUT SERVICE LEARNING BETWEEN HEAD OF SCHOOL CHUCK HARMON AND DEAN OF STUDENTS JOYCE SHERRY

CHUCK: We believe as a community that our students need to learn about giving back and making a contribution to a larger world. That’s perfectly consistent with York

There are a lot of opportunities to integrate Service Learning into the curriculum. It’s one thing to earn community service hours cleaning up a beach; that’s fine. It’s another to become aware of storm-water runoff and pollution into the bay, and develop a project in which one learns something about not only the problem but also how to address it and be of service to the community. We want this to not only be about meeting a need, but also to be an opportunity to learn something about a larger issue. Of course, we also want the students to learn something about themselves.

Denny Baek ’16 helps disabled children and adults enjoy the advantages of horseback riding as a volunteer with Star Riders.

Sara Cho ’14 connects with the participants in a week-long camp for children and their families in Tijuana, Mexico.

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YORK SCHOOL RECIPIENTS OF THE OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC YOUTH AWARD

SERV ICE LE A RNING

In six of the past nine years, York students have been selected as the Outstanding Philanthropic Youth for the Central Coast. They were recognized for their engagement with local nonprofits, for providing direct financial support or resources, and for encouraging others to participate in civic and charitable actvities. 2012: Kendall Ronzano ’13 for her involvement in raising awareness of the issues of homelessness. Kendall founded NerdGirlHomes and has been working on building a home for charity. 2010: Perry Choi ’11 for founding Keeping Music Alive, a nonprofit organization providing students with instruments and weekly after-school music instruction. 2009: Carolyn Yoon ’09 for her commitment to the junior volunteer program at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), contributing over 500 hours of service to patients and their families. 2008: Amy Kroll ’08 for her 800 hours of community service with numerous nonprofit organizations, ranging from serving the elderly and homeless to environmental stewardship. 2006: Jehan Brunton ’06 for her dedicated service to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) where she contributed 600 hours of service. 2004: Ilang Guiroy ’05 for her service to Natividad Medical Center, where she had volunteered since the age of 12.

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A CONVERSATION CONTINUED

JOYCE: Often our students will say to me, ‘You expect me to change the world?’ and I generally say, ‘yes.’ We are lucky to have a population of students here who influence each other in such beautiful, positive ways. They inspire each other. What we have discovered is that as the students find a passion, as they take ownership of their service learning project and find a leadership role in those projects – they naturally bring it back to campus. Students bring energy from their service learning projects, and they are moved by each other’s stories. What we have discovered is that as students develop leadership skills and discover passions through their service learning projects, they bring their enthusiasm back to campus and inspire others. CHUCK: One of the key words in our Mission Statement is “inspire.” I think service learning is not only inspiring for the individual, but in turn inspires the rest of the community. Each individual service learning project adds to that body of knowledge and experience and has potential to inspire the next generation of students. Alumni are beginning to tell us stories about the impact on their career choices. Just recently we had an alumna from two years ago come back and speak at Break (read Erika’s story on p.10) about what she learned, not just via service learning but from volunteering, and what came from


STUDENTS AND RECIPIENTS SHARE IN THE BENEFITS

that in terms of a college major and potential career –  a life-shaping experience.  As the years go by we are going to hear more and more stories like this and develop an even greater appreciation of that which distinguishes York students. This is a program that we think is meaningful, is consistent with York values and traditions, and is a great example of learning beyond the classroom that can have life-changing, life-shaping effects. There is a national observation of philanthropy, and in six of the last nine years at the National Philanthropy Day celebration for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, the Youth Philanthropist of the Year has been a York School student (see Kendall Ronzano, p. 9). As a day school, we are rooted in this community;  our families and students all live here. We believe very strongly in forging partnerships with organizations in the community. Establishing these partnerships is one of the strategic goals that the Board of Trustees has set for the School, to continue to build relationships for York in the larger community. JOYCE: It’s always wonderful to hear from our community partners things about our students, such as, “I was just in awe of how articulate, how courteous and polite this 16-year-old was: comfortable speaking with adults and peers, with a take-charge attitude, and a sense of leadership.” These are the kinds of things we really value in our students and feel we encourage them to embody.

Even with its reputation as the premiere college preparatory school in the area, there is more to York than academics. Students try new things: they play, sing, act, and engage in activities that stretch the mind and spirit. High school is a time of rapid growth and change; a time for considering the choices we make. How shall we treat one another? How do we treat the world around us? Service Learning is an aspect of the York experience that encourages students to think about others, to think about making the world a better place, and to understand that helping others is also an opportunity for personal growth. It is designed to be meaningful and relevant, to develop life skills, and to overlap with the academic program whenever possible. In Service Learning, as opposed to a program in which volunteer hours are the primary goal, not only does the recipient of the service benefit, the student does, too.

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SERV ICE LE A RNING JOSH POMPAN ‘14 LEADS OTHERS IN TUTORING FOR SUCCESS For Josh Pompan ‘14, passion and commitment are apparent in everything he does. The York senior is an exceptional student and one of the best prep tennis players in California. He is an elected class leader – the student representative to the York Board of Trustees – and in May 2013 was named York Student of the Year. But there is something he has been doing every week for more than two years that quietly, without fanfare, shows the depth of the young man’s commitment to personal growth and community service. Josh first began thinking about ways to give back to his community as a ninth grader. “At York, we focus on improving ourselves academically and athletically, as well as giving back to the community,” he says. His belief in the power of education and his desire to help his local community led him to research service opportunities in local schools. When he was tasked with creating a “20% Project” for Mr. Brookhouser’s sophomore English class, his year of planning and research paid off. His idea: create a pool of tutors for middle school students, marshalling the varied skills and energy of his

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fellow York students for the project. As part of his project, he created a website (studenttutorsforsuccess. com) and a tutoring group, Student Tutors for Success that works with middle school students. He started at his former middle school, San Benancio Middle School, negotiating with teachers and school officials to enlist their support. At San Benancio, they called it a “homework club.” In the 2012-13 school year, Josh expanded the project to Washington Middle School in Salinas. Through this experience Josh has learned about persistence and building trust—both of which were needed to face the resistance he sometimes encountered with the children he tutored. When he could break down their walls of self-protection and the kids could see him as an ally, they would make great progress together. This year, he is developing a plan to ensure York’s Student Tutors for Success carries on long after he has left for his college career at the University of Pennsylvania. “I would love to have more York Falcons involved in this tutoring pool so they can also enjoy making a difference and getting community service hours as well,” Josh says.

OUR PARTNERS IN SERVICE Some of the organizations that have partnered with York School in Service Learning include: Ag Against Hunger American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Animal Friends Rescue Project Annie’s Blankets Ariel Theatrical Art for a Wish Authors and Ideas Festival Camp Artemis Camp SEA Lab The Carmel Foundation Central Coast YMCA Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula CPY (Community Partnership for Youth) Dance Kids of Monterey County Dorothy’s Place First Tee of Monterey County Gateway Center of Monterey County Habitat for Humanity The Hope Center Monterey Hospice Foundation Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support King Elementary School Kinship Center Live Oak Summer Camp Loaves and Fishes Meals on Wheels Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey County Free Libraries Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey Public Library Monterey Transit Plaza National Steinbeck Center Natividad Medical Center Oasis Charter Public School Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History The Park Lane Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Pets and People Project Amigo Rancho Cielo Relay for Life Rice Plus Rio Del Mar Elementary School Safe Place Salinas Buddhist Temple Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Sally Griffin Senior Center Salvation Army San Benancio Middle School San Carlos School Santa Cruz Montessori School Second Harvest Food Bank SPCA Special Olympics Washington Middle School White Stag


ST UDENT PHIL A NTHROPY

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PHILANTHROPIST: KENDALL RONZANO ‘13 BUILDS, LEARNS, GIVES Kendall Ronzano says she was raised to believe “anything is possible, if I put my mind – and the hours – to it.” That determination and commitment was honed and refined in her years at York, where she matched her confidence with a commitment to service. She also was an outstanding student and all-star volleyball player. Kendall Ronzano built a house, a very small house. Once it is completed, she plans to donate it to a needy family. “I think it’s really important for everyone to learn how to build a house,” Ronzano told a local reporter. “We pass by the homeless shelter every day on the long commute [to York School], and it just reminds me how instantaneously someone can lose their home. A lot of times it’s because of the economy. And so I thought, maybe somehow I could build this house and then give it back to them.” In November 2012 she was named Outstanding Youth Philanthropist for the Central Coast and was among the honorees at the National Philanthropy Day event in

Monterey. Kendall was recognized for her leadership and active involvement in raising awareness of homelessness within the community. She founded NerdGirlHomes, which has a goal of “building tiny houses for a good cause, because shelter is a birthright, not a privilege.” Even though her dad is a contractor, Kendall built her 117-square foot house, with its additional 50-square feet of loft space, entirely by herself on weekends and during school breaks. Her project and hard work inspired dozens of donors and sponsors among family friends and the greater community, including local lumber and construction firms, raising more than $20,000 in money and donated materials. She recruited volunteers among neighbors and friends. “The best part of it is the feeling that you’re making a difference and seeing how many people in the community are getting so excited about it.” On her blog, Kendall noted “support comes in all forms – financial, words of encouragement, materials, introductions, sharing ideas, giving feedback, and belief.” I N S P I R E D TO S E R V E | 9


A LUMNI SERVICE VOLUNTEERING AT THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM OPENED NEW HORIZONS FOR ERIKA KREEGER ‘11 I want to share some of my experiences with volunteer work, and how many of my volunteer opportunities at York created a career path for me. This is my seventh year as a volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I first began volunteering as one of two Official Explorers, trying to reach out to 10-14 year-old youth to engage them in conservation conversations. After my yearlong term ended, I decided to continue volunteering at the Aquarium as a Volunteer Guide. As a guide, I interacted with even more people, had more responsibilities, and most importantly, I made many connections within the volunteer and staff network at the Aquarium. The summer of 2009, I was asked to pilot a new Youth Volunteer program, where I met people in even more Aquarium departments. The following summer, I was invited to come back to volunteer as a mentor for the new teen program. This was without a doubt one of the most enriching experiences of my life. There are many reasons to do volunteer work. I’m not just talking about doing 10 hours a year. I’m talking about building a continued commitment and relationship with a volunteer organization, or organizations, where you give a serious amount of your effort and time, whether 10 or 100 hours a year. First, the experience will be immensely rewarding. As a mentor, one of my kids absolutely hated being there. His mom had signed him up for the program thinking it would be a good source of free day care. But I made it my goal that summer to convince him the Aquarium is one of the coolest places to volunteer and work, and that he should stay on as a year-round volunteer guide. The other day I ran into him at the Aquarium – not only is he a teen volunteer mentor, but he’s a sleepover counselor as well. He thanked me for pushing him three years ago, because volunteering at the Aquarium has opened many doors for him.

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(FROM HER SPEECH DELIVERED TO STUDENTS AT AN OCTOBER CONVOCATION)

Volunteering at the Aquarium opened a lot of doors for me, too. The summer after my senior year, I worked my first fulltime job as a Family Ambassador. Everyone in the department knew me, and saw me work hard as a volunteer, and knew that I’d be a good addition to the team. In college, I applied to be a frosh intern at my school’s LGBT Center. The center directors told me later that my dedication to volunteering and public interaction and education made me the most qualified candidate for the job. Half way through the year, the Outreach and Education Coordinator position became available, and they offered me the position. A month later, they renewed my contract for the next school year. The most valuable lesson I learned from my time at the Aquarium is that it is so important to reach out and make as many connections, both inside and out of your organization, as possible. At the Aquarium, I was able to work with a number of departments, from Water Quality to Education to Public Relations. The people I met not only educated me about a variety of topics, but along the way, many of them helped to advance my career, within the Aquarium and beyond. As I start to look beyond college and towards building my career, I know whatever I do, it will involve education,


VOLUNTEER PROJECT LED TO A CAREER OF GIVING FOR GLEN WEAVER ‘87 public outreach, and social justice, three passions of mine that I first started to develop seven years ago at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I am the person I am today in large part because of my volunteer work at the Aquarium, and the opportunities it later created for me. I would urge you to volunteer more now at a place you love, where you feel a deep sense of community, and where you feel you have a lot to offer, and a lot to learn. The people you will meet, the opportunities that will be opened to you, and the memories you will create will last you a lifetime, and will help you cultivate a fulfilling and successful career. — Erika Kreeger ‘11, now attending Stanford University

What started out as a weekend project to engage his children in community service has evolved into a full-time position and passion for Glen Weaver ‘87. Since conceiving of and building the unique Free Bookmobile program in 2009, Glen and his cadre of volunteers have given away more than 85,000 books to over 30,000 eager readers who don’t have easy or regular access to high quality reading material. “As Sonoma County’s only public-access bookmobile, we visit low-income children’s programs and senior housing on the weekdays, and rural towns that lack library access on weekends. At each stop, patrons come aboard and choose great books to take home, to read with their families, perhaps to pass on to friends when they’re done. No catch, no gimmicks . . . just the gift of the printed word.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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With the help of his young sons, Glen launched the initial volunteer effort in his spare time while working as the Director of Housing Programs for Committee on the Shelterless in Petaluma four years ago. Interest quickly grew, from both those visiting the bookmobile and those volunteering to help, and within two years, Glen was ready to make it his full-time vocation. “This is a little bit broader than I anticipated but the idea turned out to be feasible,” he said. “It turned out to fill this niche that is important. And it’s a wonderful re-use of existing resources.” The Bookmobile currently gives away 2,500 books to about 1,000 access-challenged persons each month. For more information, visit freebookmobile.org and facebook.com/freebookmobile. 12 | I N S P I R E D TO S E R V E


FIN A NCI A L S 2 012-13 INCOME 68% 18% 14%

TUITION AND FEES CONTRIBUTIONS INTEREST, INVESTMENT, AND OTHER INCOME

EXPENSES FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FACILITIES

USES OF PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT

53% 31% 16%

UNRESTRICTED

$377,631 CAPITAL/SPECIAL PROJECTS

$253,651

TOTAL RAISED: $1,209,393 RESTRICTED TO FINANCIAL AID

$214,7161 ENDOWMENT

$363,395

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Y E A R IN RE VIE W 2 012-13

AU T H O RS A ND I DE A S York students played a major role in introducing distinguished writers at the Authors and Ideas Festival.

S A NDY H O O K M E M O RI A L S O NG The Sandy Hook shooting tragedy moves Montana Sprague ‘17 to compose the “Sandy Hook Memorial Song.” Choir Director Murray Walker writes a choral arrangement, and the Choir performance of the song gets more than 800,000 views on YouTube.

BOYS WAT E R P O L O York adds its ninth sport for boys with the launch of its water polo team in September.

G ATA N AG A T HE AT E R RE N OVAT I O N ”The Secret in the Wings” opens in February in the newly renovated Gatanaga Theater. More improvements follow in the summer.

E L EC T I O N F O RU M Political candidates field tough questions from York students in a September forum, which was featured in a local TV evening newscast.

S C I E N CE FA I R CRO S S C O U N T RY

McKenna Gibson ’16, Ben Jacobs ’16, Steven Lin ’16, C.J. Paghasian

Another great year for the boys cross country team is highlighted by

’16, and Montana Sprague ’17 qualified for the California State Science

senior Kobi Lee’s best-in-county time at the state championships in

Fair in their categorical divisions. Montana placed second in the Jr.

November, where the Falcons finished 17th in Division V.

Division, Zoology category for her project “Can Fish Get Jet-Lagged?”

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H I T T I NG T HE H I G H N O T E G I RL S L ACRO S SE

Natasha Nogueira ‘13 received first place in the 2013 Singing

A new sport, girls lacrosse, makes its debut in March, with a great

Festival of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NATS for her three

turnout from fans and players.

performances. On the same day, Natasha sang in the Certificate of Merit Honors Recital and was a “Senior Medal Recipient” having qualified for the recital three of her four years of high school.

A L L T H AT JA Z Z Jazz picks up the tempo, as instrumentalists and singers are selected

YO RK S OA RS I N T E NN IS

in April for the Next Generation Jazz Festival where Brendan Martin

Josh Pompan ‘14, unbeaten in league play, makes it all the way to

’14 receives the Bill Jackson Award for Student Musician of the Year.

CCS finals in May, capping a brilliant year.

JA PA N T RI P

AWA RDS A S SE MBLY CHE E RS ACH I E V E M E N T

History teacher Abby Drivdahl leads a group of students on a trip to

Parents, trustees, faculty, and students spend a morning in May

Japan during Spring Break in March, learning about culture, customs,

celebrating achievements in academics, arts, athletics and service.

and language.

Community awards and scholarships are also announced.

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FIDELES SOCIE T Y 40+ YEARS Nicholas Sturch (43)

20-39 YEARS Ethel and Jack Arnold (21) Brenda Aronowitz and Ray Dyck (22) The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation (28) Linda and Craig Christensen (28) Mary Kay Crockett (20) Douglas Ikemi ‘72 (24) Matthew Simis ‘88 and Michael Gray (21) Eileen and Michael Tanner (24) June Trachsel (21) Marsha McMahan Zelus (23)

15 -19 Y E A R S Big Sur International Marathon (18) Agnes Chien and Howard Nelson (15) Carl Christensen and JoAnn Novoson (15) Alice and Richard Dixon (16) Nancy and William Doolittle (16) The Durkee Family: Pam, Phil, Chris ‘02, Tim ‘04, Andrew ‘08 (15) Daniel Fenton ‘76 and Denise Fenton (17) Eric Fink (19) Marie (Bryant) Glavin ‘72 and Tom Glavin (15) Mark Kerman ‘78 and Deirdre Kerman (16) Regina and Lawrence Legard (16) Tom and Karen Anne Murray (17) Otto and Carmen Neely (18) Corie and Fane Opperman (16) Donald Peattie and Lise Peterson (16) Steve Peters and Kristan Long (18) Tom and Edna Sanchez (17) Joyce and John Sherry (15) Cammy and Tim Torgenrud (17) James Valentine (15) Steven Webster (17)

10 -14 Y E A R S Jayanti and Stephen Addleman (11) Susan Aqeel (10) Bank of America Matching Gifts Program (11) Claire Barone (13) Barbara Beck (10) Merritt and Michael Borrowman (13) Daniel Brehmer ‘83 (10) Beth and Kevin Brookhouser (11)

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The Fideles Society recognizes and honors the commitment of our many donors who have contributed to York for five years or more. Gifts of any amount to all areas of the School are counted toward Fideles Society membership, which begins at five years of consecutive giving.

Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust (11) Philip Clarkson (11) E-Scrip (12) Susan and Frank Ganzhorn (12) Jeanne and Edward Gavrin (14) Marianne Gawain ‘76 (14) Teena Gruman (10) Daneen and Roy Gunter (11) Beverly and Lyman Hamilton (11) Chuck Harmon and Elizabeth Miles (11) Elizabeth and Joseph Heston (14) Dagmar and James Huffman (10) Scot and Sylvia Johnson (11) Harold and Roxana Keland (10) Kim Kiest (12) Douglas C. Lee (10) Mary and David Nikssarian (11) Pebble Beach Company Foundation (10) Beverly and Jerome Politzer, Sr. (10) Katherine Proctor ‘00 and David Proctor (10) Robert Pucci (13) Michele and Robert Rench (10) Keren Robertson ‘91 (13) Martha and Richard Saylor (11) Barnet J. Segal Charitable Trust (10) Belle and Randy Smith (12) Scott Snibbe ‘87 (10) Laura Solorio (11) Target (14) Virginia and John Towle (10) Jan Wagstaff (13) Murray and Carol Walker (11) Temby and Larry Wishnak (11)

5-9 YEARS Herb Aarons and Rory Gomez-Aarons (7) Janet Abla (5) Julie and Luke Ahearn (7) Warda and Umar Alhadi (8) Melanie and Eric Allen (6) Michael Anderson ‘03 and Ashleigh (Reibert) Anderson ‘04 (5) David Aragon (9) Eric Axelsen ‘82 and Sjoukje Axelsen (6) Peggy Downes Baskin and Jack Baskin (6) Damien Bates ‘67 and Vanessa Bates (7) Bryndie Beach (7) Rebecca Bishop (7) Lili and Steve Blalock (7) Bruce Block and Maria Caradonna (8) Helen Bodo (6)


Tracey and Joe Brookshier (9) Susan Brown (8) Linda and Thomas Calannio (5) Chris Campbell and Bud Smith (7) Steffani Campbell ‘08 (5) Margaret Campodonico and Reynie Lave (8) Kelsey Capron ‘08 (5) Alice and John Carley (8) Ron Chen and Diana Huang (6) Mark Chesebro and Caroline Mitchel (9) Tara and Michael Clark (6) Bruce Copeland ‘79 and Lisa Copeland (6) Phillip Corrigan ‘82 and Kornelia Corrigan (6) Michael Cousineau ‘01 (6) Rima Mazzeo Crow ‘74 and Thom Crow (7) Adrienne de la Fuente ‘06 and Dave de la Fuente (5) Doris Donoghue (6) Abby Drivdahl (6) Anna Dudney ‘05 (7) Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings (7) Janet Ehmann-Ixtlahuac (9) Mark Farmer ‘68 and Jean Farmer (7) Bonnie and Daniel Fernandez (6) Eileen and Jose Fernandez (6) JoeAnn and Richard Fiedler (6) Helen and Jacob Foster (7) Merideth Frey ‘03 and Melvin Irizarry-Gelpi (5) Sarah Ganzhorn ‘05 (8) Chiara Giammanco ‘06 (7) Mona Goel ‘93 (5) Jennifer Hays Gonzalez ‘91 and Mike Gonzalez (8) Binzee Gonzalvo ‘91 and Chiharu Noguchi (6) The Good Steward Charitable Fund (6) Mary Gray-Reeves and Michael Reeves (6) Louis Gularte ‘04 (7) Alix Guyot ‘05 (5) Mirco Haag-Gallin ‘05 (8) Denise and Bradley Hand (8) Nancy Harray (7) Tauvia (Frank) Harrigan ‘85 and Bryan Harrigan (8) Meagan Henderson ‘92 and Matthew Henderson (7) Joseph Heston ‘04 (8) HGHB Architects (7) Peter Hiller and Celeste Williams (6) Elizabeth Boone Hogen (9) Janet and Bevil Hogg (6) Dan Jardini and Sonia Rodriguez (7) Lisa Jong ‘98 (7) Betty and Jim Kasson (8) Tanya Khotin ‘83 and Mark Izeman (6) Tim and Paula Kirkland (8) Katie and Gary Kreeger (6) Joshua Lacsina ‘99 (5) Jacob Laub ‘05 (8) Christine Lee ‘85 and Eric Vallieres (6) Stefanie Lee ‘05 (6) Anna Legard ‘04 (7) Jung and Byung-Joon Lim (7) Patrick Lovejoy ‘67 and Reiko Michisaki (6) Galen Lowe ‘81 (8) Sara Lukas ‘01 (7) Camilla (Mateo) Mann ‘91 and Jacob Mann (8) Kristina and Gerard Martin (7) W.V. Graham Matthews III ‘77 and Noreen Doyas (6) Katie Clare Mazzeo (6)

Kathleen McInnis (5) Lisa and William Mefford (8) Mary and Roy Mendelssohn (8) Grace and Dick Merrill (6) Peter Meryash ‘83 (7) Robert Meyer ‘69 and Kathleen Harner (7) Dorothy and Patrick Micheletti (9) Jordan Moore ‘01 (5) Marcella Munson ‘86 and Ben Kolstad (7) Cat Nelson ‘05 (7) Katia and Marcelo Nogueira (6) Marina Nogueira ‘11 (5) Vicki and Albert Norman (8) Lisa and Michael Ody (5) Fana and Douglas Oldfield (8) Erica Olsen ‘84 (9) Arik Olson ‘90 and Randall Allsup (6) Eve Paretsky ‘91 and Karl Knaub (8) Mary and Charles Paull (9) Jane Paulsen (7) John Peattie ‘01 (7) Adan Perez ‘98 (7) Michael Peterson ‘03 (8) Elizabeth (Ward) Pham ‘93 and Khanh Pham (7) The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program (6) Victoria and Jon Raggett (7) Shannon and Alan Ramsay (5) Sean Raymond and Cameron Hunter (6) Meryl and Stewart Robertson (9) Giordana Rock ‘06 (6) Adam Rose ‘00 (8) Adrienne Rowell ‘06 (6) Cory Ray and Craig Rowell (9) Gloria and Kenji Saisho (5) Pam and Mark Sanford (6) Elspeth Saylor ‘07 (6) Donald Scanlon (6) Carolyn and David Schanzer (8) Stephen Schulte and Margaret Cook Schulte (9) Aaryn (Degn) Silva ‘92 and Eugene Silva (7) Winfield Sinclair ‘71 and Julie Sinclair (9) Catha and Robert Smith (8) Zachary Smith ‘92 (7) Helen and Curtis Sorrells (5) Frank Sung ‘70 and Robin Sung (9) Diana and Clinton Thelander (7) Lori and Michael Tidwell (7) Jan and Terry Torgenrud (8) Debra Torin-Levy ‘86 and David Levy (7) Jesus Torres ‘91 and Alissa Torres (6) Nancy and Breck Tostevin (7) Frederic Tower ‘65 and Jo Ann Tower (7) Ellen and David Tucker (8) Terry and Ken Uchida (6) Diana Van Vleck ‘76 and Jon Van Vleck (7) Michael Weissman ‘08 (5) Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gift Program (7) Marilyn Westerkamp and Cynthia Montague (5) Carol and Jack White (9) Carol and Phillip Wilhelm (8) Scott Nelson Windels ‘93 and Sarah Windels (7) Michael Wyman ‘68 (6) Lin Xie (5) Stephanie and Mark Zalin (7)

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A NNUA L GIVING L E A D E R S H I P C I RC L E

P E R EG R I N E C I RC L E

R E D A N D BL AC K C I RC L E

($25,000 AND ABOVE) Corie and Fane Opperman

( $ 1, 0 0 0 T O $ 2 , 4 9 9 ) Mary Adams Jayanti and Stephen Addleman Susan Aqeel Peggy Downes Baskin and Jack Baskin Charles Bonan and Carol Quimby-Bonan Marilyn and Andrew Calciano Chris Campbell and Bud Smith Shirley and Edgard Coly Mary Kay Crockett Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Leslie and Michael Galloway Arina and Eugene Ganeles Ellen and Paul Gaucher David Geisler ‘92 and Allison Geisler Corinne and Morgan Gilman Marie (Bryant) Glavin ‘72 and Tom Glavin John Glina and Susana Zubiate Mary Gray-Reeves and Michael Reeves Beatrice and Randy Grounds Prashant Gupta and Kym Shenton Elizabeth and Joseph W. Heston Wendy and Kevin Howe Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard Dagmar and James Huffman Mark Kerman ‘78 and Deirdre Kerman Melinda and Kevin Leahy Douglas C. Lee Daniel Long ‘98 and Lauren Parmington Katie Clare Mazzeo Liz and Tom Mustoe Kari Nations ‘85 Sean O’Rourke ‘92 Jane Paulsen Beth and Jim Pirkle Jafar Shamszadeh and Maryam Jalali William and Kathy Sharpe Albert Tao and Thuy Nguyen Robert Theaker and Elizabeth Anderson-Theaker Kathy and Bob Tiffany Velma Tiffany James Valentine Dominick Veliko-Shapko and Fatima Sabanova Molly Warner Mark Zanides ‘66 and Yamel Zanides

($ 500 TO $9 9 9) Anonymous Angel Abdelazim Julie and Luke Ahearn Isabelle Barnard Sheryll and Bud Bauman Erinn Scott Brown and Ted Brown Margaret Campodonico and Reynie Lave Susan and Don Carr Joan and Jerry Colangelo Bruce Copeland ‘79 and Lisa Copeland John Daniel Thomas Drendel ‘74 and Terrel Drendel Aaron Eppler ‘89 and Gloria Eppler Mark Farmer ‘68 and Jean Farmer Leslie Foote Elaine and Phillip Giammanco Joseph Heston ‘04 Steve Iatrou and Lisa Norris Jeff James and Jerrie Lim Benjamin Jealous ‘90 and Lia Epperson Lynne and Edward Johnson William Khieu and Juliette Le Regina and Lawrence Legard Patrick Lovejoy ‘67 and Reiko Michisaki Sharon Lu ‘92 and Matt Morris James Marks ‘76 Melissa and David Martella William Matsui ‘85 and Elizabeth Matsui Tamara and Christopher Meckel Mary and Roy Mendelssohn Peter Meryash ‘83 Glen Mitchel Kimberly and Lit Ng Phyliss and Samuel Oliver Emy and Charlito Paghasian Dominic Panholzer ‘83 and Susanna Panholzer Donald Peattie and Lise Peterson William Peterson ‘83 Jennifer Powell ‘85 Estate of Robert S. Ray Michele and Robert Rench Edryce Reynolds Hayung and Kang Rhee Francine and Alastair Rodd Edwin K.S. Ryu ‘69 and Julie Satake Ryu Eric Sanford and Carol Haubach Beth and Kevin Schock Laureen and Kenrick Shen Susie Stewart

E XC E L L E N C E C I RC L E ( $ 10 , 0 0 0 T O $ 2 4 , 9 9 9 ) Linda and Randall Charles Jeanne and Samuel Gesumaria Katie and Drew Gibson The Good Steward Charitable Fund Beverly and Lyman Hamilton Betty and Jim Kasson Sherry and Robert Long Grace and Dick Merrill Marjorie Schulte

C H A I R M A N’S C I RC L E ($ 5,000 TO $9,9 9 9) Damien Bates ‘67 and Vanessa Bates Agnes Chien and Howard Nelson Daniel Fenton ‘76 and Denise Fenton Marianne Gawain ‘76 Stephen Schulte and Margaret Cook Schulte Kirsti and Matt Scott Nicholas Sturch Melanie Kett Wirtanen and Alan Wirtanen

H E A D O F S C H O O L C I RC L E ($2,500 TO $ 4,9 9 9) Anonymous (2) Pak Chan and Martine Schlag Mark Chesebro and Caroline Mitchel Nancy and William Doolittle Chuck Harmon and Elizabeth Miles Fredric Hartzell and Janet Wilson Judy and Kenneth Ishizue Christine Lee ‘85 and Eric Vallieres Fay and Moj Massoudi W.V. Graham Matthews III ‘77 and Noreen Doyas Deborah and Cary Neiman Marcia and Don Pompan Cory Ray and Craig Rowell Gary Ray and Katy Castagna Olga and Joseph San Miguel Matthew Simis ‘88 and Michael Gray Carol and Phillip Wilhelm Connie and Graham Yost

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Rebecca Stone Frank Sung ‘70 and Robin Sung Eileen and Michael Tanner Gloria and Phil Tunstall Angelina and Adan Urquidez Susan and Reid Wagstaff Connie and Al Weinhold Britta Wiegelmann ‘90 and Stephan Wiegelmann

F R I E N D S O F YO R K S C H O O L ( $ 4 9 9 A N D U N D E R) Anonymous (8) Herb Aarons and Rory Gomez-Aarons Janet Abla Robert Adams Susan Adams Becky and Sasha Alexander Debbie and Rick Alexander Boonsoay and Neil Allen Cobi Allen ‘12 Melanie and Eric Allen Maria Anderson ‘03 Michael Anderson ‘03 and Ashleigh (Reibert) Anderson ‘04 David Aragon Eydie Aragon Carlin Armstrong ‘11 Ethel and Jack Arnold Brenda Aronowitz and Ray Dyck Michael Aronowitz Maria (Perez) Avelino ‘95 and Richard Avelino David Awerbuck and Astrid Holberg Eric Axelsen ‘82 and Sjoukje Axelsen Sook and Sungho Baek Ralph Bailey Barbara Bannan The Bansal Family Claire Barone Simona Bartl and Jonathan Geller Trina and Mike Basse Lei Lei Bates Bryndie Beach Barbara Beck Jodi and Jeff Bell Blake Bennett ‘08 Lisa Bennett and Robin White Lois Bennett Virginia and Rex Bennett Molly Bergstrom ‘96 and Josh Bergstrom Elayne and Hank Bernstein

Jennifer Bestor ‘72 and Eric Kintzer RuthAnne Bevier ‘83 and Richard Murray Rebecca Bishop Patricia Meem Blackbourne ‘83 Huyen and David Blaul Bruce Block and Maria Caradonna Susan and Richard Blois Mariko and Ralph Bohn Clementine Bonner ‘95 Merritt and Michael Borrowman Yasmin Bouzar ‘07 Djaouida and Hacene Bouzar Gordon and Linda Bradley Daniel Brehmer ‘83 Mark Breimhorst ‘88 Beth and Kevin Brookhouser Kathryn Brookshier ‘09 Tracey and Joe Brookshier Mary Ann and Bruce Buehler Gretchen Mueller Burke and Justin Burke Kenley Butler and Colleen Bell Gary Byrd and Gillian Rodgers-Byrd Marie and Peter Campbell Steffani Campbell ‘08 Lucy and Jeffrey Campen April Canto Kelsey Capron ‘08 Alice and John Carley Elizabeth and Burford Carlson Ann Marie Carrothers ‘12 Joanna Casson ‘83 Mary and John Castagna Morgana Chaffin ‘00 and Daniel Montgomery Jennifer Chambliss Rick Chang ‘89 Karen Chen ‘12 Ron Chen and Diana Huang Shikai Chen and Lihua Yao Harry Chiu ‘08 Hyun and Yong Cho Perry Choi ‘11 Audrey Christensen ‘04 Carl Christensen and JoAnn Novoson Linda and Craig Christensen Maren Christensen ‘02 Tara and Michael Clark Philip Clarkson Christina Cobb ‘13 Marina and Chris Cobb Ellen Cohan ‘06 Emily Cohan ‘02

Attending York School was a dream come true for me that would not have been possible without the financial help I received. York has taught me very valuable things. “Honesty, respect, and responsibility,” is the York motto, which I have adopted and plan to carry wherever life takes me. I believe being a York alumnus and part of this great family gives me the responsibility to contribute to the annual fund to provide students with the same opportunity I had. I now form part of the school staff as an assistant soccer coach and it makes me very happy to know that York continues to contribute to achieving my goals.

— Jonathan De Anda ’12

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A NNUA L GIVING

Laura Cohan ‘80 Alyssa Coke ‘09 Cedric Coly ‘14 Eloise Coly ‘16 Nancy and Mike Cook Jacqueline Cousineau ‘03 Michael Cousineau ‘01 Garrett Cry ‘11 Ana Cuevas ‘06 Kelly Cummins ‘95 Brenda and Brian Cushing Clara Cushing ‘12 Annette and Reginald Dahlen Don Dally Richard Dameron Margaret and Paul Danielson Jonathan De Anda ‘12 Adrienne (Cousineau) de la Fuente ‘06 and Dave de la Fuente Colleen and James de Lorimier Duane and Nancy Deboer Colin Deeb ‘02 Tomika Anne Dew ‘76 and Paul Thimm Elvira and Alfred Diaz-Infante Marilyn and James Dismukes Timothy Ditzler ‘86 and Lynn Ditzler Alice and Richard Dixon Doris Donoghue Abby Drivdahl Anna Dudney ‘05 Arthur Dudney ‘01 The Durkee Family: Pam, Phil, Chris ‘02, Tim ‘04, Andrew ‘08 Debbie and Hank Eaton Janine Eckhart ‘99 and Dan Eckhart Kathi and Murray Edwards Janet Ehmann-Ixtlahuac Karima El-Hakkaoui ‘91 Janice and Richard Elster Carole J. Erickson Jennifer Eskenazi ‘96 and Jack Eskenazi Maximilian Falaleyev ‘05 Patsy and Neil Fanoe Elizabeth Faulkner ‘08 Bonnie and Daniel Fernandez Eileen and Jose Fernandez

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Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis and Nick Fettis JoeAnn and Richard Fiedler Warren Finch Eric Fink Helen and Jacob Foster John Fox ‘69 and Donna Fox Merideth Frey ‘03 Laura Friedman ‘87 and Philip Friedman Chayo Fuentes ‘11 Gretchen and Nathan Fuentes Erin Gamble ‘91 James Ganong and Cynthia Lorence Sarah Ganzhorn ‘05 Susan and Frank Ganzhorn Brian and Pia Garneau Nicole Garzino and Kris Anderson Dorcas and Edward Gaucher Jeanne and Edward Gavrin Kirisa Gavrin ‘04 Alberta Gertsch Chiara Giammanco ‘06 Susan and David Gill Jennifer (Hays) Gonzalez ‘91 and Mike Gonzalez Binzee Gonzalvo ‘91 and Chiharu Noguchi Crispina and Sol Gonzalvo Julie and William Gorman Katherine Gray-Reeves ‘11 Susan Greco-Neubert and Rod Neubert Desiree Green ‘91 Mitchell Green ‘75 Teena Gruman Brian Guest ‘09 Michele Guido and Broeck Oder Ilang Guiroy ‘05 Louis Gularte ‘04 Sandi Gustafson and Ron Niino Alix Guyot ‘05 Mirco Haag-Gallin ‘05 Soraya Haglund ‘91 and John Haglund Russell Haisley Gregory Hall Denise and Bradley Hand Nancy Harray Stephen Hartman ‘91 Ann and Joseph Hasselbach

Barbara Hasselbach ‘97 Valerie Hasselbach ‘96 Constance Hays Kipra and Barry Heermann Caren and William Helzer Meagan Henderson ‘92 and Matthew Henderson Katherine and Jack Herbig Joyce and William Hetts Mary and Thomas Hicks Jacob Hiller ‘06 Peter Hiller and Celeste Williams Samuel Hiller ‘04 Billie Jean and Garth Hintz Elizabeth Boone Hogen Leslie and Gary Holzhausen Claire and Denis Horn Charlotte and William Hoyt Jacob Hudis Matthew Hudson ‘94 and Nicole Hudson Tom Hunt and Ellen Masten Douglas Ikemi ‘72 Cynthia and Nelson Irvine Kayla Ixtlahuac ‘10 Carrie and Steven Jacobs Pauline and Robert James Elizabeth and Hans Jannasch Nicolaus Jannasch ‘12 Jesse Jenkins ‘94 John Jensen ‘92 Julie and Scott Jewell Scot and Sylvia Johnson Jolynn and Johan Johnsson Penny and Dennis Jones Jason Jong ‘03 Lisa Jong ‘98 Elizabeth Joplin Harold and Roxana Keland Virginia Kennedy Shanna Kesler Blythe and Peter Kieffer Kim Kiest Anthony Kiewel ‘91 Andrew Kihs ‘14 Jeanette and Gary Kihs Juin and Changmin Kim


Mark Kirkland Rob Klevan Allen Kogan ‘01 Christine and Arthur Kong Katie and Gary Kreeger Ann Frey Kroll ‘05 and Joshua Kroll ‘05 Joshua Lacsina ‘99 Teresa and Rene Lacsina Marnie and Ramon Lamas Wendy and Devin Lamb Julie Lambert Michael Lambert ‘97 and Katherine Lambert Teo Lamiot ‘11 Tom Lathos ‘80 and Victoria Lathos Jacob Laub ‘05 Leonard Laub and Yvonne Ascher Pamela and John Lee Stefanie Lee ‘05 Anna Legard ‘04 Drew Lehman ‘01 Eva Leker ‘05 Jung and Byung-Joon Lim Philip Lin and Clara Wang Matthew Lindly ‘12 Arye Lipman ‘04 Lian Liu ‘04 Yvonne Liu and Jim Krider Janice Long Carol and Lloyd Lowrey Michaela Lozano ‘02 Sara Lukas ‘01 and David Lukas Ivy Lurz ‘10 Audrey and Mark Magallanes Irma Magdayao Camilla (Mateo) Mann ‘91 and Jacob Mann Vicki and Cambrel Marshall Kristina and Gerard Martin Jorge Mata and Teresa Garcia Ursula and Joseph Mateo Paul Matsui ‘89 Mary Ann Matthews Lori and Dan McDonnal Collin McDowell ‘12 Donna and Richard McGonigal Sheila McGuire Lisa and William Mefford

Liliana and Julio Melendez Patricia Merikallio Robert Meyer ‘69 and Kathleen Harner Greta and Eric Miller Jennifer Miller Holly Minor-Howard and James Howard Cambria Minott-Gaines ‘04 Jeff and Anna Mitchell Lee Miyamura and Bill Martin Ellen and Anthony Moltini Jonathan Moore ‘91 Benjamin Morgan ‘90 Beverly and Richard Morgantini Dianne and Richard Mueller Kate Mulligan Kaitlin Mundle ‘03 Susan Mundle ‘75 and Jeffrey Mundle Marcella Munson ‘86 and Ben Kolstad Mark Murphy and Nan Johnston Marla and Charles Murphy Tom and Karen Anne Murray Mollie Mustoe ‘13 Kim Navales Reno Navales ‘14 Otto and Carmen Neely Cat Nelson ‘05 Mary Lee and Jim Newman Lisa Newton John Ng and Yee Na Hak Justine Nghiem Mary and David Nikssarian Katia and Marcelo Nogueira Marina Nogueira ‘11 Natasha Nogueira ‘13 Grace Nola Vicki and Albert Norman Bette Nybakken Shauna O’Boyle ‘83 Rebecca and Robert Ohsiek Fana and Douglas Oldfield Erica Olsen ‘84 Karl Olsen ‘90 and Lauren Farrar Arik Olson ‘90 and Randall Allsup Liana and Mark Olson Micah Orliss ‘92 and Rosemary Surina Maria Osorio ‘06

Maria-Silva and Cesare Paci Sarah and John Paff Jung-Ho Pak and Erica Horn James Palaniuk ‘11 John Palaniuk and Lara Shipley Victoria and Carl Palminteri Ellen Paolini ‘10 Eve Paretsky ‘91 and Karl Knaub Analynn and David Patterson Mary and Charles Paull Jeffrey Pawling ‘11 Lexi Peacock ‘08 John Peattie ‘01 Gaynor Peet Ron Peet and Sandra Castro-Peet Adan Perez ‘98 Jesus Perez ‘89 Jose Perez ‘87 and Marie Perez Steve Peters and Kristan Long Michael Peterson ‘03 Misty Pettit Elizabeth (Ward) Pham ‘93 and Khanh Pham Beverly and Jerome Politzer, Sr. John Pomeroy Jennifer and Steven Prager Katherine Proctor ‘00 and David Proctor Robert Pucci Jeanette Quan ‘87 and Jason Brown Chung Quock Victoria and Jon Raggett Kelly Ramirez ‘99 and Marcus Pearson Sean Raymond and Cameron Hunter Barbara Rees Jeanne and Todd Reeves Sue and Frank Reeves Stephanie Regevig and Wes Scheibly Doris Reichert Deborah Rich Joan Riggs James Riley and Theresa Ybarra-Riley Keren Robertson ‘91 Meryl and Stewart Robertson Giordana Rock ‘06 Elizabeth and Paul Ronzano Adam Rose ‘00 Matthew Ryan ‘11

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A NNUA L GIVING

Juan Sanchez and Mayola Rodriguez Tom and Edna Sanchez Pam and Mark Sanford Andrea and George Sanico Téodoro Sanico ‘17 Lorraine and Steve Saulovich Elspeth Saylor ‘07 Donald Scanlon Carolyn and David Schanzer Angela and Ryan Schill Margie Schuler ‘93 Suzanna and John Schuler Robert Schütz ‘86 Jacqueline (Maxner) Scott ‘88 and Michael Scott Virginia and Thomas Scott Scott Shapley ‘87 and Laura Shapley Dennis Sharp Lenora and Bill Shaw Joyce and John Sherry Clark Shishido ‘86 Aaryn (Degn) Silva ‘92 and Eugene Silva Winfield Sinclair ‘71 and Julie Sinclair Belle and Randy Smith Bryant Smith ‘06 Catha and Robert Smith Elina Smith ‘12 Lucia Smith ‘09 Melissa Smith ‘90 Spencer Smith ‘04 Zachary Smith ‘92 Scott Snibbe ‘87 Laura Solorio Kathy and Larry Somerton Gabriel Soto and Ida Nishimura Simone and Stillman Sprague Sean Stade and Katheryn Power Tim Stanton and Mary Batteen Loren Steck and Annette Yee Barbara Stokely and Martin Sternstein Larry Suh ‘04 Mary and David Swanson Miyeko and Bob Tachibana Alice Tao Colleen Taylor ‘04 Diana and Clinton Thelander Debra and Grant Thompson

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Frances Toner ‘81 Cammy and Tim Torgenrud Jan and Terry Torgenrud Debra Torin-Levy ‘86 and David Levy Jesus Torres ‘91 and Alissa Torres Frederic Tower ‘65 and Jo Ann Tower Virginia and John Towle June Trachsel Terry and Ken Uchida Seana Van Buren ‘98 and Douglas Van Buren Patricia and Calvin Van Ruler Diana Van Vleck ‘76 and Jon Van Vleck Carole and Jack Varney Laura Walker ‘05 Murray and Carol Walker Audrey Walton-Hadlock ‘95 and Olivier Theriault Chong Wang Jean Wang Yong Wang Sherry Warner Randall Washington Steven Webster Michael Weissman ‘08 Robin and Cory Welch David Welz ‘91 Susie (Matsuno) Wenstrup ‘85 and Thomas Wenstrup Carol and Jack White Charlotte Whittle and Geoffrey Shullenberger Christina Willis-Ott ‘02 and Dan Ott Kande Williston and Rob Sherlock Nancy Willoughby Scott Nelson Windels ‘93 and Sarah Windels Temby and Larry Wishnak Willard Wong and Lori Eitoku-Wong Chinda Wongngamnit William Woo and Rita Lee Geoffrey Xie and Jane Wu George Young Mackenzie Zalin ‘05 Stephanie and Mark Zalin Jihua Zhou

We continue to support York School because we believe in its mission of a superb education for scholasticallymotivated students from families of all income levels.

— Tracey and Joe Brookshier (Kathryn ’09, David ’11)


HERITAGE OF GENEROSIT Y $ 1, 0 0 0, 0 0 0 A N D A B O V E

Anonymous Constance H. Bishop Foundation The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation Karen and David Rossum

Catherine L. and Robert O. McMahan Foundation Monterey Peninsula Foundation David Packard Linda and Charlie Page Joan Riggs Stephen Schulte and Margaret Cook Schulte Gayle and Doug Smith Nicholas Sturch The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation James Valentine The Wallace Foundation Marsha McMahan Zelus

$ 2 5 0, 0 0 0 T O $ 4 9 9 , 9 9 9

$ 5 0, 0 0 0 T O $ 9 9 , 9 9 9

Community Foundation for Monterey County Gloria and Lewis Fenton Beverly and Lyman Hamilton Betty and Jim Kasson Corie and Fane Opperman

Anonymous The Applied Materials Foundation AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Youth Fund Jason Burnett ‘94 and Melissa Burnett Eileen and Art Chatoff Daniel Fenton ‘76 and Denise Fenton Kate and A. Brooks Firestone John Fox ‘69 and Donna Fox Chuck Harmon and Elizabeth Miles Edythe and Homer Heald Elizabeth and Joseph W. Heston Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel Independence Foundation Ralph Knox Foundation Anthony Lombardo ‘75 Patricia Lott Louis Lozano William McCullough Mericos Foundation Grace and Dick Merrill Eve and Basil Mills Family Janet Morris Bill Nicholson Susanne Obaid Dwight Opperman Jane Paulsen and George Paolini Pebble Beach Company Foundation Barnet J. Segal Charitable Trust William and Kathy Sharpe William Smith ‘74 Eileen and Michael Tanner Carol and Phillip Wilhelm Melanie Kett Wirtanen and Allen Wirtanen

Anonymous Peggy Downes Baskin and Jack Baskin Maurine Church Coburn Foundation Willametta K. Day Foundation David and Lucile Packard Foundation

$ 5 0 0, 0 0 0 T O $ 9 9 9 , 9 9 9

$ 10 0, 0 0 0 T O $ 2 4 9 , 9 9 9 Anonymous Georgeann and Larry Anderson Susan Aqeel Margaret Bates Nancy Benham Bishop Water Company Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust Linda and Randall Charles Agnes Chien and Howard Nelson Elizabeth Coats The S.H. Cowell Foundation Mary Kay Crockett Sharon Damon Iris and Stephen Dart The Justin Dart Family Foundation The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Firestone Foundation The Edward E. Ford Foundation Hayward Family Foundation The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Grover Hermann Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County The W. M. Keck Foundation The Little Family Foundation Leonard H. McIntosh Foundation

York School recognizes and thanks those donors whose cumulative giving supports excellence in education and reflects a commitment to generosity.

$25,000 TO $49,999 Anonymous Damien Bates ‘67 and Vanessa Bates Kennon and Roger Bowen Nancy Burnett The Don Chapin Company, Inc. The William Chinnick Charitable Foundation, Inc. Linda and Craig Christensen Bruce Copeland ‘79 and Lisa Copeland E.L. Cord Foundation Martha Drake Jeannine Dyer Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real Katherine and Robert Ernst III Leonard Firestone W. Edgar Gallwey Marianne Gawain ‘76 Jeanne and Samuel Gesumaria Katie and Drew Gibson Corinne and Morgan Gilman Marie (Bryant) Glavin ‘72 and Tom Glavin Terry and Edgar Haber Anne Hammond Hoppin Foundation HSBC Mildred Hitchcock Huff Charitable Trust Dagmar and James Huffman The Ann Jackson Family Foundation Lesa and Steve John Frank Klotz and Patrice Ash Sherry and Robert Long Lee and John MacWilliams Yasuko and Toshikiyo Matsui Henrietta Pearce The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program Cory Ray and Craig Rowell Marjorie Schulte Kirsti and Matt Scott Jill and Patrick Sherwood Jamel and Richard Shimpfky Matthew Simis ‘88 and Michael Gray Union Bank Steven Webster E. L. Wiegand Foundation

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CONGRATULATIONS

GRADUATES We are pleased to welcome the 41 graduates of the Class of 2013 to the York alumni community. York students were accepted at 80 colleges and universities. In the end, graduates matriculated to those schools in bold below. Members of the Class of 2013 contributed an impressive 5,000 hours of service to the community during their time at York, and earned more than $3 million in scholarship and merit awards. American University Arizona State University The University of Arizona Bates College Boston University* University of British Columbia Brown University UC Berkeley* UC Davis UC Los Angeles UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz Cal Poly San Luis Obispo CSU Fullerton Carnegie Mellon University College of Charleston Colby College University of Colorado at Boulder University of Connecticut

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Dartmouth College DePaul University Dickinson College University of Edinburgh FIDM, San Francisco Harvard College Humboldt State University Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Lewis & Clark College Monterey Peninsula College Murray State University University of Oregon Pepperdine University University of Puget Sound University of Redlands* Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Saint Mary’s College of California

San Diego State University University of San Diego University of San Francisco Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design Seattle University University of Southern California University of St. Andrews St. John’s College St. Olaf College Stanford University* Swarthmore College University of Washington* Western Washington University Whitman College Willamette University

* indicates more than one graduate attending


49TH COMMENCEMENT • SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013

Under sunny skies on May 25, 2013, degrees were conferred on the graduates of the Class of 2013 at York School’s 49th Commencement. Alumnus Mark Myers ‘73, Director of Theatre Barbara Rees, and Head of School Chuck Harmon spoke to the overflow crowd seated in the Maurine Church Coburn Memorial Commons, adding their reflections to those of four student speakers (pictured at right): Class President Susel Mata, Class Vice President Thu-An Pham, and Co-Valedictorians and Emod Brunner Award winners Caroline Chan and Amy Ng. A L S O R E C O G N I Z E D W I T H S P E C I A L AWA R D S W E R E : • Parents of the Year, Katia and Marcelo Nogueira • General Excellence Award, Thu-An Pham ‘13 • Head of School Award, Mollie Mustoe ‘13 • Outstanding Faculty Member, Tom Hunt • Student of the Year, Josh Pompan ‘14 • Faculty Award, Caitlin Raines ‘13

C L A S S O F 2 0 13 Bria Adams

Karishma Gupta-Shenton

Vera Paci

Sam Adams

Megan Joplin

Nat Perry

Cooper Ahearn

Alisha Lamas

Thu-An Pham

Cody Aragon

Kobi Lee

Caitlin Raines

Itana Avdalovic

Rebecca Mace

Noah Reeves

Bryce Bartl-Geller

Ventana Magallanes

Kendall Ronzano

Roland Centeno

Ki Martella

Lydia Tao

Caroline Chan

Susel Mata

Brandon Thompson

Gordon Chesebro

Kelsey Mefford

Brianna Torres

Christina Cobb

Cassie Minor

Max Warner

Matteo Crow

Alessandra Mowry

Sam Warner

Marisa Fernandez

Mollie Mustoe

Caitlin Washburn

Shelby Gorman

Amy Ng

Michael Woo

Quinton Grounds

Natasha Nogueira

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ALUMNI GIVING C L A S S O F ‘ 6 5 - 10 %

C L A S S O F ‘7 9 - 14%

C L A S S O F ‘8 8 - 10 %

Frederic Tower

Bruce Copeland

C L A S S O F ‘ 6 6 - 17 %

C L A S S O F ‘8 0 - 13 %

Mark Breimhorst Jacqueline (Maxner) Scott Matthew Simis

Mark Zanides

Laura Cohan Tom Lathos

C L A S S O F ‘8 9 - 10 %

CL ASS OF ‘67 - 67% Damien Bates Patrick Lovejoy

C L A S S O F ‘ 6 8 - 17 % Mark Farmer

CL ASS OF ‘69 - 30% John Fox Robert Meyer Edwin K.S. Ryu

C L A S S O F ‘7 0 - 10 % Frank Sung

C L A S S O F ‘7 1 - 8 % Winfield Sinclair

C L A S S O F ‘7 2 - 3 3 % Jennifer Bestor Lowry Fenton Marie (Bryant) Glavin Douglas Ikemi

C L A S S O F ‘74 - 7 % Thomas Drendel

C L A S S O F ‘7 5 - 13 % Mitchell Green Susan Mundle

C L A S S O F ‘7 6 - 3 1% Tomika Anne Dew Daniel Fenton Marianne Gawain James Marks Diana Van Vleck

C L A S S O F ‘7 7 - 6 % W.V. Graham Matthews III

C L A S S O F ‘7 8 - 8 % Mark Kerman

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Galen Lowe Frances Toner

Rick Chang Aaron Eppler Paul Matsui Jesus Perez

C L A S S O F ‘8 2 - 4%

CL ASS OF ‘90 - 29%

Eric Axelsen

Benjamin Jealous Benjamin Morgan Karl Olsen Arik Olson Melissa Smith Britta Wiegelmann

C L A S S O F ‘8 1 - 8 %

C L A S S O F ‘8 3 - 3 2 % RuthAnne Bevier Patricia Meem Blackbourne Daniel Brehmer Joanna Casson Tanya Khotin Peter Meryash Shauna O’Boyle Dominic Panholzer William Peterson

C L A S S O F ‘8 4 - 5 % Erica Olsen

C L A S S O F ‘8 5 - 16 % Christine Lee William Matsui Kari Nations Robert Poulin Jennifer Powell Susie (Matsuno) Wenstrup

C L A S S O F ‘8 6 - 17 % Timothy Ditzler Marcella Munson Robert Schütz Clark Shishido Debra Torin-Levy

C L A S S O F ‘8 7 - 18 % Laura (McLeod) Friedman Jose Perez Scott Shapley Scott Snibbe Jeanette Quan

CL ASS OF ‘91 - 55% Anonymous Karima El-Hakkaoui Erin Gamble Brian Garneau Jennifer (Hays) Gonzalez Binzee Gonzalvo Desiree (Stein) Green Soraya Haglund Stephen Hartman Anthony Kiewel Camilla (Mateo) Mann Jonathan Moore Eve Paretsky Keren Robertson Jesus Torres David Welz

CL ASS OF ‘92 - 25% David Geisler Meagan (Cantley-Bishop) Henderson John Jensen Sharon Lu Micah Orliss Sean O’Rourke Aaryn (Degn) Silva ‘92 Zachary Smith


C L A S S O F ‘ 9 3 - 10 %

C L A S S O F ‘ 0 2 - 15 %

Victor Ochoa Elizabeth (Ward) Pham Scott Nelson Windels

Anonymous Maren Christensen Emily Cohan Colin Deeb Michaela Lozano Christina Willis-Ott

CL ASS OF ‘94 - 6% Matthew Hudson Jesse Jenkins

C L A S S O F ‘ 9 5 - 10 % Maria (Perez) Avelino Clementine Bonner Kelly Cummins Audrey Walton-Hadlock

C L A S S O F ‘ 9 6 - 11% Molly Bergstrom Jennifer (Weber) Eskenazi Valerie Hasselbach

CL ASS OF ‘97 - 5% Barbara Hasselbach Michael Lambert

C L A S S O F ‘ 9 8 - 10 % Lisa Jong Daniel Long Adan Perez Seana (Kelly) Van Buren

CL ASS OF ‘99 - 9% Janine Eckhart Joshua Lacsina Kelly Ramirez

CL ASS OF ‘00 - 9% Anonymous Morgana Chaffin Katherine Proctor Adam Rose

C L A S S O F ‘ 0 1 - 14% Michael Cousineau Arthur Dudney Allen Kogan Drew Lehman Sara Lukas John Peattie

C L A S S O F ‘ 0 3 - 18 % Maria Anderson Michael Anderson Jacqueline Cousineau Merideth Frey Jason Jong Kaitlin Mundle Michael Peterson

CL ASS OF ‘04 - 33% Anonymous Ashleigh (Reibert) Anderson Audrey Christensen Kirisa Gavrin Louis Gularte Joseph Heston Samuel Hiller Anna Legard Arye Lipman Lian Liu Cambria Minott-Gaines Spenser Smith Larry Suh Colleen Taylor

CL ASS OF ‘05 - 39% Anonymous (2) Anna Dudney Maximilian Falaleyev Sarah Ganzhorn Ilang Guiroy Alix Guyot Mirco Haag-Gallin Ann Frey Kroll Joshua Kroll Jacob Laub Stefanie Lee Eva Leker Cat Nelson Laura (Brent) Walker Mackenzie Zalin

Why do I contribute to York? That’s easy: York contributes to me. You don’t spend six years in a place without bonding: York will always be a part of me and I a part of it. Perhaps the most important thing York does is to prepare you for a lifelong journey of discovery.

—W  infield Sinclair ‘71, Alabama Assistant Attorney General, former F.B.I. Special Agent and assistant U.S. Attorney

C L A S S O F ‘ 0 6 - 17 % Ellen Cohan Ana Cuevas Adrienne (Cousineau) de la Fuente Chiara Giammanco Jacob Hiller Maria Osorio Giordana Rock Adrienne Rowell Bryant Smith

CL ASS OF ‘07 - 7% Yasmin Bouzar William Chesebro Elspeth Saylor

C L A S S O F ‘ 0 8 - 18 % Blake Bennett Steffani Campbell Kelsey Capron Harry Chiu Elizabeth Faulkner Alexandra Peacock Michael Weissman

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A LUMNI GIVING C L A S S O F ‘ 0 9 - 13 % Anonymous (2) Kathryn Brookshier Alyssa Coke Brian Guest Lucia Smith

Erika Kreeger Teo Lamiot Marina Nogueira James Palaniuk Jeffrey Pawling Matthew Ryan

C L A S S O F ‘10 - 7 %

C L A S S O F ‘12 - 18 %

Kayla Ixtlahuac Ivy Lurz Ellen Paolini

Cobi Allen Ann Marie Carrothers Karen Chen Clara Cushing Jonathan DeAnda Nicolaus Jannasch Matthew Lindly Collin McDowell Elina Smith

C L A S S O F ‘11 - 2 0 % Carlin Armstrong Perry Choi Garrett Cry Chayo Fuentes Katherine Gray-Reeves

ST UDENT GIVING C L A S S O F ‘13 - 12 %

C L A S S O F ‘16 - 6 %

Christina Cobb Meagan Joplin Mollie Mustoe Natasha Nogueira Nat Perry

Eloise Coly Corinne Trachsel

C L A S S O F ‘14 - 12 % Anonymous Charlotte Bansal Cedric Coly Andrew Kihs Reno Navales Josh Pompan

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C L A S S O F ‘17 - 9 % Alyssa Pompan Téodoro Sanico

I am so fortunate to go to York School and get to learn from teachers who are so passionate about their subjects.

— Alyssa Pompan, York student, Class of ’17


FACULT Y & TRUSTEE GIVING For the seventh consecutive year, York faculty and staff continued their tradition of generosity in 2012-13, with 100 percent donating to the Annual Fund.

FACU LT Y & S TA F F Angel Abdelazim Debbie Alexander Lei Lei Bates Michael Borrowman Kevin Brookhouser Erinn Scott Brown Shirley Coly Don Dally John Daniel Abby Drivdahl Pam Durkee Kristine Edmunds Eric Fink Rachel Gaudoin Susan Greco-Neubert

Gregory Hall Chuck Harmon Jacob Hudis Tom Hunt Scot Johnson Shanna Kesler Kim Kiest Mark Kirkland Rob Klevan Gerard Martin Ellen Masten Jennifer Miller Tom Murray Lisa Newton Vicki Norman

Fana Oldfield Steve Peters Sean Raymond Barbara Rees Tom Sanchez Pam Sanford Andrea Sanico Joyce Sherry Catha Smith Gabriel Soto Cammy Torgenrud June Trachsel Murray Walker Charlotte Whittle Kande Williston

Marianne Gawain ‘76 Mary Gray-Reeves Lyman Hamilton Chuck Harmon Jim Kasson Douglas C. Lee Fane Opperman Jane Paulsen

Cory Ray Gary Ray Michele Rench Edwin K.S. Ryu ‘69 Stephen Schulte William Sharpe Steven Webster Carol Wilhelm

T RU S T EE Mary Adams Jayanti Addleman Brenda Aronowitz Peggy Downes Baskin Marilyn Calciano Randall Charles Agnes Chien Daniel Fenton ‘76

Twenty-something year-old me, also a teacher at an independent school, never quite understood why 100-percent faculty participation in giving to the annual fund mattered, or how even a modest gift could help make a difference to a student. Time, experience, and friends who work in advancement have since taught me otherwise. I realize what a great impression that our faculty’s financial commitment to the annual fund makes on established and potential friends of York School. In the same way that others recognize and give support to hospitals, churches, museums, and libraries, I choose to help advance York’s mission.

— John Daniel, French teacher

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GR A NDPA RENT GIVING

From my very first visit to York School three years ago, I have been totally impressed with the quality of education offered by this small but exceptional high school. 

David Aragon

Katie Clare Mazzeo

Lois Bennett

Sheila McGuire

Elayne and Hank Bernstein

Patricia Merikallio

Susan and Don Carr

Glen Mitchel

Mary and John Castagna

Dianne and Richard Mueller

Marian and Gordon Clemens

Estate of Robert S. Ray

Joan and Jerry Colangelo

Sue and Frank Reeves

Carole J. Erickson

Olga and Joseph San Miguel

Patsy and Neil Fanoe

Lenora and Bill Shaw

Eileen and Jose Fernandez

Alice Tao

Dorcas and Edward Gaucher

Velma Tiffany

Billie Jean and Garth Hintz

Gloria and Phil Tunstall

Claire and Denis Horn

Carole and Jack Varney

Charlotte and William Hoyt Jr.

Yong Wang

Pauline and Robert James

Connie and Al Weinhold

Virginia Kennedy

George Young

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My grandson has thrived in York’s exciting atmosphere – in just watching the eager faces of Nick and his fellow students, one senses that York has inspired them with a true love of learning that will always be a part of their lives. I feel privileged to be able to support York School with its dedicated and unique commit­ ment to exceptionally high quality education, and its impressive scholarship program that very few private high schools offer.

— Velma Tiffany (Grandmother   of Nick Tiffany ’14)


DONOR SP OTLIGHT CORIE AND FANE OPPERMAN

they have not touched. When asked what motivates them as donors and volunteers, they offered, “We appreciate the positive impact York has had on our family. The School provides a unique culture of learning, motivating students to aspire to be the greatest version of themselves. Therein lies the enduring benefit to the overall community.” Corie and Fane Opperman, the parents of three York alumni, are thoughtful and exceptionally generous donors to all aspects of the York program. They are also extraordinary volunteers – Fane as a trustee and Corie as a parent in the life of the School. For 15 years, the Oppermans have made a difference by contributing their time, talent, and treasure to ensure York continues to thrive. As parents of three students, the Oppermans always found ways to be involved. From regular attendance at sporting events to helping her daughters plan the prom, Corie was, in particular, very supportive of various teams, clubs, and activities at the School. Fane, Managing Director of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, is currently serving his seventh year as a York School Trustee. He brings considerable experience, knowledge, and commitment to the finance and investment committees. His counsel is sought and appreciated by trustees and staff. Among the top donors in the history of York School, the Oppermans have been consistent leaders in annual giving, generous supporters of both of the School’s campaigns, and important contributors to the endowment, financial aid, the Auction Gala, and many special projects. There is not a program at York

Each of the Opperman children is thriving on their chosen path. Derek ‘02, has a master’s degree in humanities, is a regular columnist for SF Weekly, and has been a lecturer at San Francisco State University. Shana ‘06, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin as a senior fellow scholar and works as an interactive producer for Google in New York City. As a student at New York University, Alisa ‘10 has interned as an investigative researcher for CBS News and currently works at Vogue magazine. York’s commitment to knowing each student well and providing individualized attention was important for the Oppermans. “Our three children are very different from one another, and York responded to each of them in ways that fit their individual needs.” Reflecting on the Opperman’s involvement with York, Head of School Chuck Harmon said, “Corie and Fane’s contributions to York have had a significant impact on the success of the School. In fact, York would not be the School it is today without them. From the gift of their children’s presence at York (and the contributions their children, each with their own talents, made as students), to the countless hours they have volunteered, to their transformative generosity, the Oppermans have led the way. Their wisdom, kindness, and passion for York inspire all of us.” I N S P I R E D D O N O R S | 31


MILEST ONE JA N WAG S TA F F RE TIRE S A F T ER T E ACHING A R T F OR 2 4 Y E A RS

“Ms. Wagstaff was an enriching, encouraging, and inspiring teacher, and her class helped me find beauty in small things. Without her, I probably would not have gotten into art. Thank you, Ms. Wagstaff, for everything you have done!”

— Brandon Saisho ’12, currently studying at Rhode Island School of Design In May, York students and faculty said goodbye to their beloved teacher and colleague, Jan Wagstaff, who retired after teaching art for 24 years. Covering for Susan Manchester’s sabbatical in 1989 was the start of Jan’s enriching relationship with students. She helped many unlock their creative side and still others to reach new levels in their expression. Below Jan reflects on her tenure at York. Has your teaching style changed over the years? Early on short classes were difficult for me as I was used to teaching college. The longer I taught, 32 | I N S P I R E D FA C U LT Y

the more I became used to the energy of young kids and their need for constant verbal expression. I made that part of the classroom environment. My teaching adjusted to their attention and focal ability. What have you learned from your students? High school wasn’t an endearing time for me. I attended a big school and was not very outgoing— I wanted to just get through it with my sense of self intact. Here I was able to glean the sweetness of the age group, how bright and caring they can be at this age given the proper attention

and environment. That is the gift my students have given me. What does retirement hold for you? More time in the studio and more time to contemplate and travel. I want to be more engaged with the various cultural entities on the Peninsula, like the Cultural Council, Artist Equity, and Artist Habitat. Parting words to your students? If you have a passion, follow it and be tenacious about it. You will be rewarded on many levels when you’re involved in something you really, really care about.


A LUMNI Y E A R IN RE VIE W

August found the Class of ’92 reunited for their 20th reunion.

A long-time holiday tradition, alumni geared up for the annual soccer match with current students.

Members of the Class of ’02 gathered to celebrate their 10‑year class reunion in October.

Home for the holidays, York alumni joined the annual festivities of billiards in December.

York alumni in the Los Angeles area came together in September to network and hear about the latest developments on campus.

Retired classics teacher Nicholas Sturch and former students catch up at the Holiday Billiards party.

Thirty years made the memories for the Class of ’82 all that more precious when they held their reunion in September.

Kimberly Stone ’99, Dan Brehmer ’83, and Dan Long ’98 talked about design thinking at the Think Forward Forum in April.

Boston-area alumni of all generations held their first annual fall gathering.

Alumni returned to campus in January to share their college experiences with students and parents.

Vince King ’00 gave art students a hands-on demonstration of sculpting.

Alumni and parents came out for Café Night, one of the holiday events in December.

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I NSPIR E G A LA 2 01 3 Support for York continues to grow, and inspire. On March 31, 2013 nearly 200 alumni, parents, trustees, friends, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and students gathered at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach for the York INSPIRE Auction Gala, an evening of friendship, celebration, and support of York’s mission and programs. Thanks to all for raising a record amount, approximately $270,000! Of that total, $155,250 from the Raise the Paddle will be invested in the Endowment for Faculty Support. P L AT I N U M S P O N S O R S Melanie Kett Wirtanen and Alan Wirtanen

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GOLD SPONSORS KSBW and Central Coast ABC Corie and Fane Opperman Ottone Leach Olsen & Ray LLP Olga and Joe San Miguel Ventana Vineyards

S I LV E R S P O N S O R S 1st Capital Bank Chris Campbell and Bud Smith HGHB Architects Union Bank

VENUE SPONSOR Monterey Peninsula Country Club RECEPTION A N D DI N N E R W I N E S Ventana Vineyards


SPECIAL THANKS TO Andy Matsui (Bill ‘85 and Paul ‘89) and Matsui Nursery for the orchid centerpieces Eleanor Bennett-White ‘16 on harp Rob Klevan and the York School Vocal Jazz Ensemble w/ Kevin Zamzow-Pollock ‘16 on flute MASTER OF CEREMONIES Joseph W. Heston, KSBW and Central Coast ABC AUCTIONEER Dan Green, KSBW and Central Coast ABC AUCTION S T E E RING COMMITTEE Marilyn Calciano, Co-Chair Marcia Pompan, Co-Chair C O M M I T T E E M E M BE R S Debbie Eaton Lori Eitoku-Wong Sandi Gustafson Irma Magdayao Greta Miller Grace Nola Liana Olsen Maria-Silva Paci Emy Paghasian Janet Wilson

R A I S E T H E PA DD L E D O N O R S Anonymous Mary Adams Jayanti and Stephen Addleman Brenda Aronowitz and Ray Dyck Peggy Downes Baskin and Jack Baskin Trina and Mike Basse Lei Lei Bates Judy and Woody Beville Merritt and Michael Borrowman Beth and Kevin Brookhouser Jason Burnett ‘94 and Melissa Burnett Marilyn and Andrew Calciano Linda and Randall Charles Mark Chesebro and Caroline Mitchel William Chesebro ‘07 Agnes Chien and Howard Nelson Marian and Gordon Clemens Shirley and Edgard Coly Kathleen and Mark Dammann John Daniel Debbie and Hank Eaton Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Lowry Fenton ‘72 and Gail Greely Ellen and Paul Gaucher Katie and Drew Gibson Mary Gray-Reeves and Michael Reeves Sandi Gustafson and Ron Niino Beverly and Lyman Hamilton Chuck Harmon and Elizabeth Miles Fredric Hartzell and Janet Wilson Elizabeth and Joseph Heston Tom Hunt and Ellen Masten Judy and Kenneth Ishizue Scot and Sylvia Johnson John Larse Douglas C. Lee Melissa and David Martella

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RAISE THE PADDLE CONTINUED

RAISE THE PADDLE DONORS Fay and Moj Massoudi Susan and Rick Mayer Lois and Donald Mayol Tamara and Christopher Meckel Liliana and Julio Melendez Grace and Dick Merrill Tom and Karen Anne Murray Liz and Tom Mustoe Grace Nola Bette Nybakken Fana and Douglas Oldfield Corie and Fane Opperman Steve Peters and Kristan Long Marcia and Don Pompan Steven Ramp Gary Ray and Katy Castagna Sean Raymond and Cameron Hunter

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Cory Ray and Craig Rowell Edwin K.S. Ryu ‘69 and Julie Satake Ryu Ken Scates Stephen Schulte and Margaret Cook Schulte Kirsti and Matt Scott Joyce Sherry Matthew Simis ‘88 and Michael Gray Nicholas Sturch Kathy and Bob Tiffany Cammy and Tim Torgenrud June Trachsel Charlotte Whittle and Geoffrey Shullenberger Carol and Phillip Wilhelm Geoffrey Xie and Jane Wu

Andrea Alexander ‘14 Chris Calciano ‘14 Christina Cobb ‘13 Marina Cobb Evan Coleman ‘14 Cedric Coly ‘14 Eloise Coly ‘16 Matteo Crow ‘13 Lori Eitoku-Wong Ellen Gaucher Rachel Gaudoin Amy Goodson Erika Horn Mary Joplin ‘14 Ki Martella ‘13 Melissa Martella Susel Mata ‘13 Greta Miller Cassie Minor ‘13 Audrey Mustoe ‘15 Mollie Mustoe ‘13 Amy Ng ‘13 Benjamin Nikssarian ‘15 Mary Nikssarian Natasha Nogueira ‘13 Grace Nola Maria-Silva Paci Emy Paghasian Analynn Patterson David Patterson Thu-An Pham ‘13 Alyssa Pompan ‘17 Josh Pompan ‘14 Caitlin Raines ‘13 Ottie Raines Barbara Rees Todd Reeves Pam Sanford Catha Smith Simone Sprague Corinne Trachsel ‘16 June Trachsel Clara Wang Robin Welch Heidi Zamzow


CONSTANCE H. BISHOP SOCIETY The Constance H. Bishop Society honors the example of the McIntosh and Bishop families and their generosity to York School. Members of the Society are recognized for their donation of a scholarshipsized gift to fund one or more financial aid awards in the current fiscal year. The Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust Scholarship The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Scholarship Linda and Randall Charles Scholarship The Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Gibson Family Foundation Scholarship The Howard Goodkin Scholarship, provided by Jeanne and Sam Gesumaria and Sherry and Robert Long The Good Steward Charitable Fund Scholarship Beverly and Lyman Hamilton Scholarship The Grover Hermann Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Scholarship Betty and Jim Kasson Scholarship Grace and Dick Merrill Scholarship Corie and Fane Opperman Scholarship David and Lucile Packard Foundation Scholarship John S. Schulte Scholarship provided by Stephen Schulte and Margaret Cook Schulte The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation Scholarship

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IN- K IND GIVING In-kind donations are an essential part of York’s overall philanthropic success. Every year, our community provides an array of items and services for the annual Auction Gala and also for a variety of campus and classroom needs. We are grateful for their generosity. Alfaro Family Vineyards Amadeus Hair Salon David Awerbuck and Astrid Holberg Eric Axelsen ‘82 The Axelsen Family’s Vina La Playa of Colchagua Valley, Chile Trina and Mike Basse Bryndie Beach Bernardus Best Western Plus Monterey Inn Bikram Yoga Monterey Bay Bistro 211 Robert Black Body Worx Martial Arts Merritt and Michael Borrowman BraveHeart Lacrosse Beth and Kevin Brookhouser Jason Burnett ‘94 and Melissa Burnett Pamela Burns Cabernet Corporation Café Carmel California Rodeo Salinas Margaret Campodonico and Reynie Lave Carmel Valley Athletic Club Casa di Campagna Juanita Castro Central Coast Greenhouse Mark Chesebro and Caroline Mitchel Chesebro Wines Cima Collina Wines Nancy and Mike Cook CorbinBronze, Tom Corbin Crossfit Santa Cruz Central Rima Mazzeo Crow ‘74 and Thom Crow Gemma Daggatt ‘83 and Russ Daggatt Dennis Murphy School of Music Dermatology Surgical & Medical Group Discretion Brewing Company Disneyland Resort Community Relations DMT Imaging, Michael Troutman ‘82 Driscoll Farms Abby Drivdahl Drought Resistant Nursery Duda Farms EcoChic Designs, Camilla Mann ‘91 Eddison & Melrose Catering John J. Eisenger, D.D.S., Inc. El Palomar Mexican Restaurant The Elite Café Dorothy Emerson Excellence in Academics Daniel Fenton ‘76 and Denise Fenton First Awakenings Fleet Feet Sports Ernesto Franco-Vizcaino and Sharon Anderson Funny Farm’s Organic Produce Katie and Drew Gibson Goodman Theatre Susan Greco-Neubert and Rod Neubert Gregory Wutke Photography Sandi Gustafson and Ron Niino Greg Hall

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Denise and Bradley Hand Fredric Hartzell and Janet Wilson Headgames Carmel Incorporated Hedi’s Fine Shoes, Shara McIntyre ‘95 Heller Estates Hobo Wines Stephen Houser Hudson, Martin, Ferrante and Street Hug Cellars Steve Iatrou and Lisa Norris Ideal Cleaners Judy and Kenneth Ishizue Dan Jardini and Sonia Rodriguez Lesa and Steve John Lynne and Edward Johnson Mary Joplin ‘14 Joseph Phelps Vineyards JW Marriott San Francisco Betty and Jim Kasson Katy’s Place Chris Komar KSBW and Central Coast ABC Laguna Seca Golf Ranch Land Rover Experience Driving School Cynthia Laurance Las Vegas Marriott Le St. Tropez Restaurant Melinda Leahy Karen and Daniel Levy Los Angeles Airport Marriott Lula’s Chocolates Main Event Transportation Camilla Mann ‘91 Marina Del Rey Marriott Melissa and David Martella Gerard Martin Massaro & Santos Restaurant Ellen Masten Yasuko and Toshikiyo Matsui Matsui Nursery, Inc. Shara McIntyre ‘95 Liliana and Julio Melendez Mike Yap’s Pro Dry of the Central Coast Jennifer Miller Minted.com Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey County Fair & Event Center Monterey Marriott Monterey Pediatric Dentistry Monterey Peninsula Foundation Kate Mulligan Liz Mustoe Kim Navales Mary Lee and Jim Newman Newman’s Own Organics Mary and David Nikssarian Normandy Inn Liana and Mark Olson Corie and Fane Opperman Opus One Joy and Larry O’Rourke Oswald Restaurant Pacific Repertory Theatre

Pacific Thai Cuisine Ana Padilla Emy and Charlito Paghasian Paper Wing Theatre Company Paraiso Vineyards Park Lane Salon Parker-Lusseau Pastries Parsonage Vineyards Pasatiempo Golf Club Analynn and David Patterson Pebble Beach Company Foundation Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance Jose Perez ‘87 Steve Peters Joe Pezzini Barb Pina Beth and Jim Pirkle Marcia and Don Pompan Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club The Quill Sam Rao Rector Chiropractic Red Dog Cellars The Red House Cafe Renaissance New York Hotel 57 Kendall Ronzano ‘13 Elizabeth and Paul Ronzano Rebecca Rugg ‘90 Salinas Valley Half Marathon Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Scheid Vineyards Inc Beth and Kevin Schock Sign Works Monterey Silvestri Vineyards Catha Smith Melissa Smith ‘90 Spa on the Plaza Steppenwolf Theatre Company Betsy Stone Nicholas Sturch Suds ‘N Scissors Swenson and Silacci Flowers Tamara G Thomas Fallon Fine Photography Kathy and Bob Tiffany Michael Troutman ‘82 The True Olive Connection Gloria Tunstall Terry and Ken Uchida Vanity Salon Ventana Vineyards and Le Mistral Murray Walker Craig Wandke Cindy and Rick Warren Water Wise Landscape Design Watsonville Coast Produce Steven K. Webster Charlotte Whittle and Geoffrey Shullenberger Windy Oaks Estate Winery & Vineyards Willard Wong and Lori Eitoku-Wong


COMMUNITY PA RTNERS We appreciate the array of community partners—foundations, corporations, businesses, and organizations—who generously invested in York School during the 2012-13 fiscal year. L E A D E R S H I P C I RC L E

($25,000 AND ABOVE) The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation

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( $ 10 , 0 0 0 T O $ 2 4 , 9 9 9 ) Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust Grover Hermann Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation

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($ 5,000 TO $9,9 9 9) Pebble Beach Company Foundation The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program

H E A D O F S C H O O L C I RC L E ($2,500 TO $ 4,9 9 9) The Little Family Foundation Ottone Leach Olsen & Ray LLP

P E R EG R I N E C I RC L E

( $ 1, 0 0 0 T O $ 2 , 4 9 9 ) Anonymous (2) 1st Capital Bank Big Sur International Marathon Concorso Italiano, Inc. HGHB Architects Union Bank

R E D A N D BL AC K C I RC L E

($ 500 TO $9 9 9) Microsoft Matching Gifts Program

F R I E N D S O F YO R K S C H O O L

( $ 4 9 9 A N D U N D E R) Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Ciatti Company, LLC. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula The Cottages of Carmel Diocese of El Camino Real E-Scrip Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Matching Gift Program Keebler Company Northrop Grumman Foundation NVIDIA Employee Giving Penguin Group (USA) Inc. PG&E Matching Gifts Program Raley’s San Francisco Wine Exchange Target Troop Two Boy Scouts of America

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PA RENT GIVING C L A S S O F ‘13 - 7 6 %

Tara and Michael Clark

Robert Adams

Shirley and Edgard Coly

Susan Adams

Nancy and Mike Cook

Julie and Luke Ahearn

Marilyn and James Dismukes

Eydie Aragon

Gretchen and Nathan Fuentes

Simona Bartl and Jonathan Geller

Leslie and Michael Galloway

Pak Chan and Martine Schlag

Michele Guido and Broeck Oder

Mark Chesebro and Caroline Mitchel

Sandi Gustafson and Ron Niino

Marina and Chris Cobb

Denise and Bradley Hand

Bonnie and Daniel Fernandez

Fredric Hartzell and Janet Wilson

Julie and William Gorman

Steve Iatrou and Lisa Norris

Beatrice and Randy Grounds

Lynne and Edward Johnson

Prashant Gupta and Kym Shenton

Elizabeth Joplin

Elizabeth Joplin

Jeanette and Gary Kihs

Marnie and Ramon Lamas

Melinda and Kevin Leahy

Pamela and John Lee

Jung and Byung-Joon Lim

Audrey and Mark Magallanes

Kristina and Gerard Martin

Irma Magdayao

Lori and Dan McDonnal

Melissa and David Martella

Liliana and Julio Melendez

Jorge Mata and Teresa Garcia

Kate Mulligan

Lisa and William Mefford

Kim Navales

Holly Minor-Howard and James Howard

Mary Lee and Jim Newman

Liz and Tom Mustoe

Rebecca and Robert Ohsiek

John Ng and Yee Na Hak

Liana and Mark Olson

Justine Nghiem

Analynn and David Patterson

Katia and Marcelo Nogueira

Beth and Jim Pirkle

Maria-Silva and Cesare Paci

Marcia and Don Pompan

Jeanne and Todd Reeves

Deborah Rich

Elizabeth and Paul Ronzano

Kirsti and Matt Scott

Albert Tao and Thuy Nguyen

Kathy and Bob Tiffany

Debra and Grant Thompson

Connie and Graham Yost

Molly Warner William Woo and Rita Lee

C L A S S O F ‘15 - 7 8 % Melanie and Eric Allen

C L A S S O F ‘14 - 8 0 %

Isabelle Barnard

Herb Aarons and Rory Gomez-Aarons

Simona Bartl and Jonathan Geller

Becky and Sasha Alexander

Huyen and David Blaul

Boonsoay and Neil Allen

Bruce Block and Maria Caradonna

David Awerbuck and Astrid Holberg

Margaret Campodonico and Reynie Lave

Ralph Bailey

April Canto

Sibyl and Kam Bansal

Brenda and Brian Cushing

Trina and Mike Basse

Kathleen and Mark Dammann

Marilyn and Andrew Calciano

Doris Donoghue

Shikai Chen and Lihua Yao

Debbie and Hank Eaton

Hyun and Yong Cho

Arina and Eugene Ganeles

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We love that our daughter’s unique approach and diverse interests were nurtured and supported by the faculty and the greater community at York School.  She found amazing friends at York who share her enthusiasm. We give to the annual fund in appreciation for the wonderful experience our daughter has had, and to ensure that this unique and extraordinary community continues to thrive. — Fredric Hartzell and Janet Wilson (Amy ‘14)


Nicole Garzino and Kris Anderson

Elvira and Alfred Diaz-Infante

Ellen and Paul Gaucher

Janet Ehmann-Ixtlahuac

John Glina and Susana Zubiate

Warren Finch

Jeff James and Jerrie Lim

Katie and Drew Gibson

Katie and Gary Kreeger

Judy and Kenneth Ishizue

Wendy and Devin Lamb

Carrie and Steven Jacobs

Cynthia Lorence and James Ganong

Julie and Scott Jewell

Fay and Moj Massoudi

Jolynn and Johan Johnsson

Jorge Mata and Teresa Garcia

William Khieu and Juliette Le

Greta and Eric Miller

Philip Lin and Clara Wang

Mark Murphy and Nan Johnston

Kristina and Gerard Martin

Liz and Tom Mustoe

Mary and David Nikssarian

Mary Lee and Jim Newman

Emy and Charlito Paghasian

John Ng and Yee Na Hak

John Palaniuk and Lara Shipley

Kimberly and Lit Ng

Jane Paulsen

Ron Peet and Sandra Castro-Peet

Beth and Jim Pirkle

Jennifer and Steven Prager

Hayung and Kang Rhee

Gary Ray and Katy Castagna

Kirsti and Matt Scott

Jeanne and Todd Reeves

June Trachsel

Hayung and Kang Rhee

Terry and Ken Uchida

Francine and Alastair Rodd

Patricia and Calvin Van Ruler

Beth and Kevin Schock Jafar Shamszadeh and Maryam Jalali

C L A S S O F ‘17 - 10 0 %

Sean Stade and Katheryn Power

Isabelle Barnard

Tim Stanton and Mary Batteen

Sheryll and Bud Bauman

Robert Theaker and

Mark Chesebro and Caroline Mitchel

Elizabeth Anderson-Theaker

Marina and Chris Cobb

Angelina and Adan Urquidez

Amy and Peter Goodson

Dominick Veliko-Shapko and Fatima Sabanova

Juin and Changmin Kim

Jihua Zhou

Tamara and Christopher Meckel Justine Nghiem

C L A S S O F ‘16 - 7 0 %

Erica Horn and Jung-Ho Pak

Becky and Sasha Alexander

Marcia and Don Pompan

Maria Avelino ‘95 and Richard Avelino

Eric Sanford and Carol Haubach

David Awerbuck and Astrid Holberg

Pam and Mark Sanford

Sook and Sungho Baek

Andrea and George Sanico

Jodi and Jeff Bell

Angela and Ryan Schill

Lisa Bennett and Robin White

Kenrick and Laureen Shen

Charles Bonan and Carol Quimby-Bonan

Simone and Stillman Sprague

Gretchen Mueller Burke and Justin Burke

Rebecca Stone

Kenley Butler and Colleen Bell

Xiaoke Wang and Li Liu

Marilyn and Andrew Calciano

Sherry Warner

Jennifer Chambliss

Robin and Cory Welch

Shirley and Edgard Coly

Willard Wong and Lori Eitoku-Wong

Colleen and James de Lorimier

Geoffrey Xie and Jane Wu

Our family enthusiastically supports York School. The school provides everything our children need for the future. The academics are superb. Graduates of York are known for their ability to communicate effectively in both writing and speaking. These skills will be essential for success in their generation. A tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy also is important to us. We are happy to lead by example and would never ask others to do something that we would not do ourselves. All York families should be able to make a monetary gift to support the school. Our hope is that we are teaching these values to our children for the benefit of all.

— Ken and Judy Ishizue (Katie ‘16 and Eric ’16)

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Elyse Destout Photography

LEG ACY SOCIE T Y Recognizing individuals who have remembered York in their estate plans.

One of the most valuable benefits of being a teacher at York School is how the experience nurtures a sense of optimism for the future. Peggy Downes Baskin Estate of Margaret Pardee Bates Estate of Nancy Benham Kennon and Roger Bowen Patrick Brent Beth and Kevin Brookhouser Jason Burnett ‘94 and Melissa Burnett Agnes Chien Shirley and Edgard Coly Mary Kay Higgins Crockett Tomika Anne Dew ‘76 Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Estate of Lewis Fenton Nancy and William Fisher Estate of Cecilia Graham Susie and Rob Gularte Estate of Anne Hammond Chuck Harmon and Elizabeth Miles Estate of Monte Harrington Estate of Homer L. Heald Elizabeth and Joseph W. Heston Joseph Heston ‘04 Estate of The Reverend David S. Hill Estate of Frederick Hofsas Estate of Edda Sislain Kaudy Leonard N. Laub and Yvonne Ascher Steven Marks ‘72 Estate of William H. McCullough Stephen Meyer ‘73 and Teri Meyer Estate of Norman William Miller Estate of Margaret L. Musser Mark Myers ‘73 Margarite Papenhoefer

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Eve Paretsky ‘91 Jane Paulsen Estate of Henrietta Pearce Estate of Stanley Pearce Estate of Robert S. Ray Estate of J. Jackson Riggs Karen and David Rossum Edwin K.S. Ryu ‘69 and Julie Satake Ryu Matthew Simis ‘88 and Michael Gray Estate of Pauline S. Sinclair Christine Sinnott Nicholas Sturch Genevieve and Lawrence Tartaglino James R. Valentine Steven Webster Konrad and Julia Wedekind Nelly and Lance Wright

For over a dozen years, we have seen hundreds of children grow into responsible citizens with the help of the York community. Now that we have our own child, we’re thinking even further ahead and have navigated the associated new responsibilities of parenthood, including securing life insurance, increasing savings, and (gulp) writing our will. The process turned out to be relatively painless and actually led to sincere introspection and conversation. We agreed that including York School in the will was a powerful way to help strengthen a school we love while supporting our optimistic vision. Plus, we now feel immortal!

— K evin Brookhouser, English teacher, and wife Beth


IN MEMORIA M

MATTHEW SCHULER ’91 (1973-2013)

NICHOLAS XAVIER NELL ‘95 (1977-2013)

MADELINE LITTLEFIELD (1934-2013)

Born in Monterey to Suzie and John Schuler, Matthew was the first born grandchild of Te-Tseng (d.) and Miranda Liu. Matthew graduated in 1991 from York School, where he was involved in the school choir and chamber choir. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and studied chamber music composition in Washington, DC.

Nick and his brother Raymond Jacob Nell drowned in a boating accident after their canoe flipped in windy conditions. The brothers loved life, loved each other, their brother Ben and their sister Meggie, their parents, grandmothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends.

Madeline Littlefield, devoted educator and wife of Henry Littlefield, York Head of School (1976-1990) passed away in March. Madeline was born Sept. 23, 1934, in New York, N.Y., to James and Mary Smith. Madeline grew up in Baldwin, Long Island, N.Y. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., majoring in music and later her master’s degree in education at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

His love of music motivated him to become a self-taught piano player, supporting his music composition. Matthew’s original chamber music has been performed at Pomona College and other venues. He once scored an opera in San Francisco. Matthew was a brilliant and inventive man with a huge range of talents in addition to music. He was an articulate writer and conversationalist, always ready to explore and dissect numerous topics, from recipes or restaurants to novels and games. He was living and working in Portland, Oregon at the time of his death.

They left this world the same way they had lived, pitting their strength together against cold, wind-driven waters of Lexington Reservoir, on May 5, 2013. Nick was born in 1977 in Newark, California. He graduated from York School and studied two years at UC Davis. At the time of their death, both brothers were working for Apple Inc., Nick as an iTunes manager, and Ray as a mentor in the Apple Store in Monterey. Nick was also a well-loved member of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz.

She married Henry Littlefield in 1956 and the two began their long life together, with a shared passion for teaching. She loved teaching little ones and he loved teaching high school and college age students. Madeline was a great support to her husband in his leadership role at York School. She graciously opened her home to Dr. Littlefield’s History class and also was a steadfast friend to faculty during the 14 years the couple lived on campus.

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MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE Memorial gifts allow donors to remember and honor friends and loved ones who have passed away. Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to appreciate someone special, or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other noteworthy occasion. Donors who have made memorial or tribute gifts are listed following the name(s) of the person honored.

MEMORI A L P EG GY B AT E S Barbara Stokely and Martin Sternstein

J OA N N E D OY L E Brenda Aronowitz and Ray Dyck Lynda Baldauf ‘82 and Lasse Baldauf Mary Ann and Bruce Buehler Marie and Peter Campbell Cari Campen-Laufenberg ‘89 Kipra and Barry Heermann Scot and Sylvia Johnson Sharon Lu ‘92 Kaitlin Mundle ‘03 Susan Mundle ‘75 and Jeffrey Mundle Victoria and Carl Palminteri Donald Peattie and Lise Peterson John Pomeroy Jeanette Quan ‘87 Matthew Simis ‘88 Nicholas Sturch Mary and David Swanson Virginia and John Towle Diana Van Vleck ‘76 and Jon Van Vleck

N O R I KO G ATA N AG A ‘8 6 A N D K U N I G ATA N AG A ‘8 9 Debra Torin-Levy ‘86

WA LT E R G E N A U E R Anonymous

H O WA R D G O O D K I N Jeanne and Samuel Gesumaria Sherry and Robert Long

CHARLES R. HARMON Brenda Aronowitz and Ray Dyck Merritt and Michael Borrowman Erinn Scott Brown and Ted Brown Marilyn and Andrew Calciano Linda and Randall Charles Agnes Chien and Howard Nelson Shirley and Edgard Coly The Durkee Family: Pam, Phil, Chris ‘02, Tim ‘04, Andrew ‘08 Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real Daniel Fenton ‘76 and Denise Fenton Tom and Karen Anne Murray Fana and Douglas Oldfield

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Corie and Fane Opperman Jane Paulsen Steve Peters and Kristan Long Gary Ray and Katy Castagna Michele and Robert Rench Joyce and John Sherry Gabriel Soto and Ida Nishimura Cammy and Tim Torgenrud Kande Williston and Rob Sherlock

H E N R I E T TA A N D RO BE R T H . J O H N S O N S R . Catha and Robert Smith

K YLAN JONES-HUFFMAN ‘90 Penny and Dennis Jones

WEERASAK JONG Jason Jong ‘03 Lisa Jong ‘98

STUART MASTEN Merritt and Michael Borrowman Erinn Scott Brown and Ted Brown Shirley and Edgard Coly The Durkee Family: Pam, Phil, Chris ‘02, Tim ‘04, Andrew ‘08 Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Tom and Karen Anne Murray Fana and Douglas Oldfield Steve Peters and Kristan Long Joyce and John Sherry Gabriel Soto and Ida Nishimura Cammy and Tim Torgenrud Kande Williston and Rob Sherlock

RO S A R I O M A Z Z E O Katie Clare Mazzeo

A L I C E A N D W I L L I A M M O RG A N Benjamin Morgan ‘90

NICK NELL ‘95 Clementine Bonner ‘95 Kelly Cummins ‘95

SUNNY PERKINS ‘95 Kelly Cummins ‘95 Scott Nelson Windels ‘93

SHIRLEY PORTER Randall Washington

CLEMENTINE PURA Ciatti Company, LLC. Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Kathi and Murray Edwards Alberta Gertsch Susan and David Gill Mary and Thomas Hicks Beverly and Richard Morgantini San Francisco Wine Exchange

FREDERIC RAINER Kelly Cummins ‘95

BE VA N S C H RO E D E R ‘ 9 4 Kelly Cummins ‘95

M AT T H E W S C H U L E R ‘ 9 1 Anonymous Ethel and Jack Arnold Duane and Nancy Deboer Karima El-Hakkaoui ‘91 Erin Gamble ‘91 Brian Garneau ‘91 Jennifer (Hays) Gonzalez ‘91 Binzee Gonzalvo ‘91 Desiree (Stein) Green ‘91 Soraya Haglund ‘91 Stephen Hartman ‘91 Anthony Kiewel ‘91 Yvonne Liu and Jim Krider Sharon Lu ‘92 Camilla (Mateo) Mann ‘91 Bill Martin and Lee Miyamura Ellen and Anthony Moltini Jonathan Moore ‘91 Micah Orliss ‘92 Eve Paretsky ‘91 Misty Pettit Chung Quock Keren Robertson ‘91 Margie Schuler ‘93 Suzanna and John Schuler


T RIBU T E S A M A N T H A A DA M S ‘13

K AT H A R I N E M I N O T T

George Young

Cambria Minott-Gaines ‘04

C O DY A R AG O N ‘13

M A R I A A N D D O N AC I A N O O C H OA

David Aragon

Victor Ochoa ‘93

L A U R A B A U M A N ‘17

M I A PA K ‘17

Gloria and Phil Tunstall

Claire and Denis Horn

E L E A N O R BE N N E T T-W H I T E ‘16

V I C T O R I A P E E T ‘15

Lois Bennett

Gaynor Peet

C A S E Y LY N N E BE L L ‘16

C O S T YA P E R E P E L I T S A ‘ 0 6 A N D DENNIS PEREPELITSA ‘04

Lenora and Bill Shaw

E R I N N S C O T T BRO W N Mary Adams Miyeko and Bob Tachibana Jesus Torres ‘91 David Welz ‘91

R U T H O’BR I E N S M I T H Catha and Robert Smith

L U K E S T. C L A I R ‘ 0 4 Lian Liu ‘04

OTTO THOMASEN Analynn and David Patterson

C H A R L E S T I F FA N Y Velma Tiffany

F R A N C E S B A BI O V E C I N O Bonnie and Daniel Fernandez

R AC H E L WA H L ‘ 9 2 Diana and Clinton Thelander

R . G A R T H WA L K E R Merritt and Michael Borrowman Erinn Scott Brown and Ted Brown Shirley and Edgard Coly The Durkee Family: Pam, Phil, Chris ‘02, Tim ‘04, Andrew ‘08 Kristine Edmunds and Frank Brunings Tom and Karen Anne Murray Fana and Douglas Oldfield Steve Peters and Kristan Long Joyce and John Sherry Gabriel Soto and Ida Nishimura Cammy and Tim Torgenrud Kande Williston and Rob Sherlock

K A R E N W E I T Z M A N ‘8 1 Michael Aronowitz Dagmar and James Huffman Frances Toner ‘81

RO Z Z A N ID E S Seana (Kelly) Van Buren ‘98

O L I V E R B U R K E ‘16 Dianne and Richard Mueller

A M E L I A C H A M BL I S S ‘16 Charlotte and William Hoyt

C H R I S T I N A C O BB ‘13 Nicolaus Jannasch ‘12

P O L I N A C O BB ‘17

Christina Cobb ‘13

STEVE PETERS Janice Long

S U E P H A N ‘7 7 Jean Wang

J AC K I E P R AG E R ‘15 A N D T O R I P R AG E R ‘15 Elayne and Hank Bernstein

A A RO N R AY ‘15

Christina Cobb ‘13

Mary and John Castagna Estate of Robert S. Ray

C L A S S O F 2 0 14

G R A N T A . S A L I S B U RY

Michele Guido and Broeck Oder

Wendy and Kevin Howe

A D R I A N N E (C O U S I N E A U ) ‘ 0 6 A N D DAV E D E L A F U E N T E

I S A BE L L E S A N F O R D ‘17

Leonard Laub and Yvonne Ascher

RO RY DI S M U K E S ‘14 Carole and Jack Varney

Marian and Gordon Clemens

K E L LY S C H O C K ‘15 Connie and Al Weinhold

M A R I S A F E R N A N D E Z ‘13

BE N S C O T T ‘14 A N D J AC K S C O T T ‘16

Eileen and Jose Fernandez

Patricia Merikallio

R I L E Y G A U C H E R ‘15

N I C H O L A S S T U RC H

Dorcas and Edward Gaucher Kathy and Larry Somerton

Steven Marks ‘72 Robert Pucci Mackenzie Zalin ‘05 Stephanie and Mark Zalin

G R EG H A L L

C A M M Y T O RG E N R U D

Mark Kerman ‘78

Jan and Terry Torgenrud

CHUCK HARMON AND E L I Z A BE T H M I L E S

C H R I S T I N E VA S VA RY

M C K E N N A G I B S O N ‘16

Gordon Howie and Wilma Reichard

M A RY- N O N A H U D S O N

Patrick Lovejoy ‘67

X I N R U I ( R U I ) WA N G ‘17

Matthew Hudson ‘94 and Nicole Hudson

Chong Wang Yong Wang

N OA H J A M E S ‘15

STEVEN WEBSTER

Pauline and Robert James

Joyce and William Hetts

VICTOR MEYERS

YO R K S C H O O L’S M U S I C P RO G R A M

Robert Meyer ‘69 and Kathleen Harner

Anonymous

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LEADERSHIP 2 0 13 -2 0 14 BOA RD OF T RU S T EE S R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S

OFFICERS Jane Paulsen, Chair Mary Adams, Vice Chair Gary Ray, Secretary Marilyn Calciano, Treasurer Chuck Harmon, Head of School*

Brenda Aronowitz Randall Charles Dan Fenton ’76 Marianne Gawain ’76 Drew Gibson Mary Gray-Reeves* Lyman Hamilton Gordon Howie

Jim Kasson Fane Opperman Cory Ray Michele Rench* Edwin K. S. Ryu ’69 Kirsti Scott Matt Simis ‘88 Carol Wilhelm

Kim Kiest, faculty Josh Pompan ‘14, student

EMERITI Peggy Downes Baskin Stephen Schulte Jim Tunney Steven Webster

2 0 12-2 0 13 BOA RD OF T RU S T EE S R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S

OFFICERS Randall Charles, Chair Jane Paulsen, Vice Chair Gary Ray, Secretary Mary Adams, Treasurer Chuck Harmon, Head of School*

Jayanti Addleman Brenda Aronowitz Peggy Downes Baskin Jason Burnett ’94 Marilyn Calciano Agnes Chien Dan Fenton ‘76 Marianne Gawain ’76 Mary Gray-Reeves* Lyman Hamilton

Jim Kasson Douglas C. Lee Fane Opperman Cory Ray Michele Rench* Edwin K. S. Ryu ’69 Stephen Schulte William Sharpe Carol Wilhelm

Tom Murray, faculty Mollie Mustoe ‘13, student

EMERITI Jim Tunney Steven Webster

* ex officio

A L U MNI CO U NCIL MEMBERS 2 0 12-13 Michael Anderson ‘03 Tomika Anne Dew ’76 Rachel Dart ‘03 Anna Dudney ’05 John C. Fox ‘69 Marianne Gawain ‘76

John Jensen ‘92 Daniel Long ‘98 Sara (Engesser) Lukas 01 W.V. Graham Matthews III ‘77 Cat Nelson ‘05 Robert Poulin ‘85

Adam Rose ‘00 Jordan Sandel ‘07 Matt Simis ‘88 Clark Shishido ‘86

W ELCOME NE W BOA RD MEMBERS 2 0 13 -14 Drew Gibson, parent of a current York student, is a Principal of Gibson Speno LLC (real estate development and investment) and is a director and co-owner of Celluphone, Inc. He has chaired and served on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including All Saints’ Day School. Gordon Howie worked as an investment banker with healthcare provider organizations for more than 30 years. He now consults part-time and serves on several nonprofit boards. Kirsti Scott is Creative Director at Scott Design Inc. and is active on several nonprofit boards. The parent of two current York students and a 2012 graduate, Kirsti is engaged with the School on many levels.

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Matt Simis ‘88 is the Director of Strategy for Tanimura & Antle, a fresh-vegetable grower-shipper headquartered in Spreckels. He has a long history of involvement and leadership with York’s Alumni Relations efforts. Kim Kiest joined the York faculty in 1995, and teaches anatomy/ physiology, biology, environmental science, math, and marine biology. Kim will serve a three-year term as faculty representative. Josh Pompan ‘14 was elected by his peers to serve a one-year term as Student Representative to the Board.


York School recognizes and thanks those individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations included in this report for their generous donations during Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013). Gifts received after June 30, 2013 will be acknowledged in next year’s report. While we strive to provide accurate recognition of our donors for this report, errors and omissions sometimes occur. If you contributed as a donor and your name was inadvertently omitted, listed in the wrong place, or misspelled, please accept our sincere apologies and contact us at 831.373.4438 x 114 or by email at jmiller@york.org.

YORK SCHOOL’S ANNUAL REPORT IS PRODUCED BY THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE Kristine Edmunds Director of Advancement Erinn Scott Brown Donor Relations Coordinator Shirley Coly Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Barry Holtzclaw Communications Manager Jennifer Miller Advancement Services Coordinator

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kristine Edmunds EDITOR Barry Holtzclaw ASSOCIATE EDITOR Shirley Coly DESIGN Tracy Hopper Hopperopolis PHOTOGRAPHY DMT Imaging Paul Schraub Photography Randy Tunnell Terry Way York School CONTRIBUTORS Erinn Scott Brown Shirley Coly Kristine Edmunds Barry Holtzclaw Jennifer Miller

ON THE COVER: Pam Sanford, at far right, with the York students who tutored at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Seaside in 2012-13, and who are tutoring again in 2013-14.

SPECIAL THANKS TO Pam Sanford Catha Smith

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