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RIVERSIDE REVIEW
Annual Report 2015 - 2016
Contents
4 Headmaster’s Message
5 TheYear in Review
6 FacultyVertical Teams
7 Honoring our Faculty & Staff
12 Graduation
14 Honors & Awards
18 Alumni News
20 Class of 2010
24 The RPDS Family Partnership
25 Capers: Grit & Grace
26 Promise Fund
28 Promise Fund Donors
35 Endowment Funds
36 Business Partners
Features
1 The Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon
- Elizabeth Ingram, Director of Advancement
8 Our InaguralYear
- Gabe Clark & Mike Sullivan, RPDS Coaches
10 Showstoppers
- Julie Springer, KindergartenTeacher
16 Riverside’s REACH
- Ruthie Simmons, Director of Admission
22 Marketing Through Parody
-Will Gay, Director of Communications
Each year the RPDS Advancement Office organizes fundraising events like
CAPERS, encourages gifts to the endowed funds of RPDS and cultivates and
solicits donations to our annual Promise Fund. Our 2015-2016 year was a
unique and exciting one for RPDS Advancement because we added a new
special event fundraiser, the inaugural Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon, in addition
to meeting our usual responsibilities. Our Duathlon chairs, KristianVillano
and Laura Edgecombe, transformed Riverside’s sprawling campus for the
childrens’ run-bike-run competition on Saturday,April 9, 2016. In addition to
great fun and good feelings, we successfully raised a net revenue of $29,655
for need-based financial assistance and campus improvements!
RPDS Coaches Mike Sullivan and Gabe Clark have been teaching children to
live a healthy lifestyle so that they are Fit-4-Life through a creative curriculum
they first wrote in 2011. The RPDS Fit-4-Life program encourages health and
fitness for students and their families through healthy eating habits, daily
exercise, hard work and determination. Now, through the addition of the
Daily’s Fit-4-Life Duathlon, RPDS hopes more children in Jacksonville and in the
surrounding area will be exposed to the lifelong benefits of being Fit-4-Life.
The success of our new Duathlon hinges on enthusiastic business partners
committed to children’s health and wellness. Our Title Sponsor, Daily’s
organized having its St.Vincent’s Hospital mobile health van onsite and they
served coffee, milk and Krispy Kreme donuts to all. DJ, James from
Entertainment and Productions andVerb Fitness encouraged pre-race
warm-up stretching to lively music permeating the campus grounds.
By: Elizabeth Ingram
Director of Advancement
1
$29,700
Dollars Raised for RPDS
Over 100 community volunteers generously gave their time to ensure the race was
fun and safe for all.The UNF Panhellenic Society arrived with signs filled with words
of encouragement to cheer for the athletes during the three stages of the race. Our
inaugural duathlon was fortunate to have seasoned volunteers from 1st Place Sports,
the First Coast Kids Triathlon and Open Road Bicycles to help the participants safely
navigate the race course.
Duathlon race day dawned cool and crisp for the 100 Junior (5-9) and 45 Senior
(11-15) participants from the greater Jacksonville community. The contestants made
their way to the start line for Michelle Krueger’s beautiful rendition of the National
Anthem and to stage for the BANG of the starter’s gun. The runners wasted no
time sprinting off for the first leg of the run, bike, run duathlon through the beautiful
and scenic streets of historic Riverside.
It was thrilling to see the excitement on the children's faces as they crossed the
finish line, demonstrating incredible grit and perseverance. Participant zipper-pull
"medals" were given at the finish line to encourage the athletes to display their pride
in the day’s accomplishments year-round on their backpack, jacket or anything with a
zipper.
After the race concluded on the RPDS campus, a celebratory festival and health fair
began. Participants were eager to experience face painters, a bouncy slide and
child-friendly vendor booths from business partners
such as Daily’s,Verb,Wolfson Children’s Hospital,
The First Tee, MOSH and Sign It Quick. Delicious
food was donated by The Corner Bakery. Ice cream
came from Daily’s and popsicles were served by Hit Pop.
2
145
Total Participants
38:53
Fastest FinishTime
(Age 11)
We are indebted to event co-chairs KristianVillano and Laura Edgecombe, to the
145 participants and their families, and to our countless volunteers and race partners,
Daily’s, 1st Place Sports, the First Coast Kids Triathlon and Open Road Bicycles for
making our inaugural Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon such a spectacular success. Joining RPDS,
Daily’s and our race-day partners to celebrate encourage living a healthy childhood, were the
following incredibly generous business partners: EverBank,Verb Fitness,Agility Press,
Wingard Creative, CeCe Cummings - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network
Realty, Brumos Automotive, Mellow Mushroom,Anderson, Howell & Ravis, P.A.,Timucuan
Asset Management, Corner Bakery Cafe, Entertainment and Productions and Sign It Quick.
We look forward to you joining us in 2017 for our next Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids’s Duathlon!
3
Headmaster’s MESSAGE
RIVERSIDE
REVIEW
2015-16
Helen Keller is credited with saying, "the best and the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen
or even touched … they must be felt with the heart." For most of her life Helen Keller was a
woman without the physical ability to see, so you may be tempted to miss the depth of her
insight. It is not only true that the most beautiful things cannot be seen, it is also true that
the truly impactful and beautiful things need not be seen to appreciate their value.
An RPDS school year is inspirationally adorned with numerous first time events that are
truly impactful. New readers are minted, a child discovers that history is alive, all students
learn a non-native language and explore distant cultures. Each year, children express
themselves artistically, vault physical hurdles and participate in our community as it embraces
the blessing of serving others. Foundational education sets footings for a successful and
independent future of learning. The many facets of an RPDS education foster skills and
character traits that all students share. However, the imagination, life experiences, passions,
interests and personal gifts that each child uses to deploy those shared educational attributes
complete an education that is highly personal. The cornerstone of this high quality
construction is uniquely matched to the individual child.
As you will discover in this year’s annual review, RPDS itself is alive with new events,
curricular initiatives and enhancements, which provide the reassurance that as a school we
are “on the move!” It is my belief that educational communities must continually remain
tuned to the needs of contemporary students, parents and culture. At the same time,
any institution must know and maintain contact with its core beliefs and the bedrock
principles that provide its raison d'être. RPDS adeptly strikes this balance.
We are thankful for each of you and for the role you annually play in our success.
As you reflect on this RPDS year in review and upon those things in life that you
treasure as most beautiful, I trust you will discover much for which to be
thankful. While we certainly must utilize the natural senses at our disposal, we
can also celebrate that without regard for volumes of sensory data points, at the
heart of it all, all is well.
H. Palmer Bell
Headmaster4

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Annual_Report_2016

  • 2. Contents 4 Headmaster’s Message 5 TheYear in Review 6 FacultyVertical Teams 7 Honoring our Faculty & Staff 12 Graduation 14 Honors & Awards 18 Alumni News 20 Class of 2010 24 The RPDS Family Partnership 25 Capers: Grit & Grace 26 Promise Fund 28 Promise Fund Donors 35 Endowment Funds 36 Business Partners Features 1 The Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon - Elizabeth Ingram, Director of Advancement 8 Our InaguralYear - Gabe Clark & Mike Sullivan, RPDS Coaches 10 Showstoppers - Julie Springer, KindergartenTeacher 16 Riverside’s REACH - Ruthie Simmons, Director of Admission 22 Marketing Through Parody -Will Gay, Director of Communications
  • 3. Each year the RPDS Advancement Office organizes fundraising events like CAPERS, encourages gifts to the endowed funds of RPDS and cultivates and solicits donations to our annual Promise Fund. Our 2015-2016 year was a unique and exciting one for RPDS Advancement because we added a new special event fundraiser, the inaugural Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon, in addition to meeting our usual responsibilities. Our Duathlon chairs, KristianVillano and Laura Edgecombe, transformed Riverside’s sprawling campus for the childrens’ run-bike-run competition on Saturday,April 9, 2016. In addition to great fun and good feelings, we successfully raised a net revenue of $29,655 for need-based financial assistance and campus improvements! RPDS Coaches Mike Sullivan and Gabe Clark have been teaching children to live a healthy lifestyle so that they are Fit-4-Life through a creative curriculum they first wrote in 2011. The RPDS Fit-4-Life program encourages health and fitness for students and their families through healthy eating habits, daily exercise, hard work and determination. Now, through the addition of the Daily’s Fit-4-Life Duathlon, RPDS hopes more children in Jacksonville and in the surrounding area will be exposed to the lifelong benefits of being Fit-4-Life. The success of our new Duathlon hinges on enthusiastic business partners committed to children’s health and wellness. Our Title Sponsor, Daily’s organized having its St.Vincent’s Hospital mobile health van onsite and they served coffee, milk and Krispy Kreme donuts to all. DJ, James from Entertainment and Productions andVerb Fitness encouraged pre-race warm-up stretching to lively music permeating the campus grounds. By: Elizabeth Ingram Director of Advancement 1
  • 4. $29,700 Dollars Raised for RPDS Over 100 community volunteers generously gave their time to ensure the race was fun and safe for all.The UNF Panhellenic Society arrived with signs filled with words of encouragement to cheer for the athletes during the three stages of the race. Our inaugural duathlon was fortunate to have seasoned volunteers from 1st Place Sports, the First Coast Kids Triathlon and Open Road Bicycles to help the participants safely navigate the race course. Duathlon race day dawned cool and crisp for the 100 Junior (5-9) and 45 Senior (11-15) participants from the greater Jacksonville community. The contestants made their way to the start line for Michelle Krueger’s beautiful rendition of the National Anthem and to stage for the BANG of the starter’s gun. The runners wasted no time sprinting off for the first leg of the run, bike, run duathlon through the beautiful and scenic streets of historic Riverside. It was thrilling to see the excitement on the children's faces as they crossed the finish line, demonstrating incredible grit and perseverance. Participant zipper-pull "medals" were given at the finish line to encourage the athletes to display their pride in the day’s accomplishments year-round on their backpack, jacket or anything with a zipper. After the race concluded on the RPDS campus, a celebratory festival and health fair began. Participants were eager to experience face painters, a bouncy slide and child-friendly vendor booths from business partners such as Daily’s,Verb,Wolfson Children’s Hospital, The First Tee, MOSH and Sign It Quick. Delicious food was donated by The Corner Bakery. Ice cream came from Daily’s and popsicles were served by Hit Pop. 2
  • 5. 145 Total Participants 38:53 Fastest FinishTime (Age 11) We are indebted to event co-chairs KristianVillano and Laura Edgecombe, to the 145 participants and their families, and to our countless volunteers and race partners, Daily’s, 1st Place Sports, the First Coast Kids Triathlon and Open Road Bicycles for making our inaugural Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon such a spectacular success. Joining RPDS, Daily’s and our race-day partners to celebrate encourage living a healthy childhood, were the following incredibly generous business partners: EverBank,Verb Fitness,Agility Press, Wingard Creative, CeCe Cummings - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty, Brumos Automotive, Mellow Mushroom,Anderson, Howell & Ravis, P.A.,Timucuan Asset Management, Corner Bakery Cafe, Entertainment and Productions and Sign It Quick. We look forward to you joining us in 2017 for our next Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids’s Duathlon! 3
  • 6. Headmaster’s MESSAGE RIVERSIDE REVIEW 2015-16 Helen Keller is credited with saying, "the best and the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched … they must be felt with the heart." For most of her life Helen Keller was a woman without the physical ability to see, so you may be tempted to miss the depth of her insight. It is not only true that the most beautiful things cannot be seen, it is also true that the truly impactful and beautiful things need not be seen to appreciate their value. An RPDS school year is inspirationally adorned with numerous first time events that are truly impactful. New readers are minted, a child discovers that history is alive, all students learn a non-native language and explore distant cultures. Each year, children express themselves artistically, vault physical hurdles and participate in our community as it embraces the blessing of serving others. Foundational education sets footings for a successful and independent future of learning. The many facets of an RPDS education foster skills and character traits that all students share. However, the imagination, life experiences, passions, interests and personal gifts that each child uses to deploy those shared educational attributes complete an education that is highly personal. The cornerstone of this high quality construction is uniquely matched to the individual child. As you will discover in this year’s annual review, RPDS itself is alive with new events, curricular initiatives and enhancements, which provide the reassurance that as a school we are “on the move!” It is my belief that educational communities must continually remain tuned to the needs of contemporary students, parents and culture. At the same time, any institution must know and maintain contact with its core beliefs and the bedrock principles that provide its raison d'être. RPDS adeptly strikes this balance. We are thankful for each of you and for the role you annually play in our success. As you reflect on this RPDS year in review and upon those things in life that you treasure as most beautiful, I trust you will discover much for which to be thankful. While we certainly must utilize the natural senses at our disposal, we can also celebrate that without regard for volumes of sensory data points, at the heart of it all, all is well. H. Palmer Bell Headmaster4
  • 7. The Magic of Riverside Each August, students and faculty eagerly await their classroom assignment cards and annual Sundae Monday celebration.What follows over the next nine months is the magic of Riverside as children develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually.This progression culminates each year with sixth grade graduates who are well prepared for future success. The Board of Trustees strives to develop and execute strategies to ensure a strong and vibrant school that fulfills its mission - to educate the mind, nurture the spirit and foster the development of the whole child - for both current students and future generations to come.To this end, we were focused on deepening our outreach within the 37 zip codes we serve to make our school community more representative of the greater Jacksonville community, evaluating the facilities required to meet current and future program needs, and preparing for a successful leadership transition. The entire school community was focused on reaccreditation by The Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) this year. Countless hours were spent preparing for the February site visit.The FCIS report commended RPDS as a model school and recognized our child-centered, engaging classroom environment that evidenced best practices in teaching. Additionally noted were our curriculum, faculty collaboration and sense of pride in “The Riverside Way.” Thank you to the parents, grandparents, volunteers and Riverside Presbyterian Church staff who supported RPDS by offering their time, talent and resources. Thank you to the Board of Trustees for their support and dedication to our mission.And lastly, a very special thank you to the incredible faculty, staff and administration who encourage, challenge and educate the Hearts, Hands and Minds of our children each day. Board ofTrustees YEAR IN REVIEW Scott C.Verlander President, RPDS Board ofTrustees Board of Trustees 2015 - 2016 Scott C. Verlander President John-Paul Saenz Vice President Natalie Rosenberg Secretary Brooke W. Rice Treasurer Jan A. Andrews Joseph L. Barrow Paula P. Brice Ronnie S. Carter Ashley Diebenow M.C. Harden, III William T. Hunt, Jr. William H. Klima, Jr. Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh Jason B. Marley J. Clay Davis Meux, Jr. James W. Moore, Jr. Peter S. Moore Curry G. Pajcic Ryan T. Riggs Dorothy L. Risley Sally Ball Sharp Matthew S. Stevenson, M.D. Kristen Surface830 Oak Street | Jacksonville, FL | 904.353.3459 admission@rpds.com | www.rpds.com 5
  • 8. Faculty Vertical Teams TEACHER LEADERSHIP & COLLABORATION RPDS Way Goes Global Team Faculty Leaders: Prudence Baldwin and Anthony Franklin Accomplishments • Reviewed and finalized Social Studies FCIS document. • Organized monthly school-wide flag-raisings and assemblies. • Introduced RULER program and emotional intelligence. • Started a diversity initiative that included faculty training, community dialogues and conference attendance. Literacy Team Faculty Leaders: JJ Howell and Fran Wulbern Accomplishments • Reviewed and finalized FCIS document. • Hosted local poet,Ted Scheu, during Poetry Month. • Attended the Writing Institute at Columbia University. • Reviewed WrAP results and made plans for next school year. Science Team Faculty Leaders: Elizabeth Body and Lea McConnell Accomplishments • Reviewed and finalized Science FCIS document. • Attended the NSTA conference in Nashville. • Attended a workshop at the Fay School in Massachusetts. • Planned for family STEAM Night 2017. Math Team Faculty Leaders: Isabelle Milne and Karen Worsham Accomplishments • Reviewed and finalized Math FCIS document. • Developed a Math Expectations handout to share with parents at Spring Conferences. • Discussed Singapore Math training needs for parents. • Explored model-drawing curriculum for all grade levels. 6
  • 9. 2016 Bo Cotton Award Honoree Becky Cox Congratulations to RPDS Librarian, Becky Cox, recipient of the 2016 Bo Cotton Award. A long-standing RPDS tradition, this award is presented every year to one outstanding RPDS faculty member for excellence in teaching as voted by their peers.The 2016 nod goes to Mrs. Cox, who has served Riverside Presbyterian Day School for the past 20 years. It is difficult to imagine a more enthusiastic advocate for reading and fostering a life-long love of literature. For more than twenty years, Becky Cox’s bright smile and cheerful personality have encouraged students and teachers alike to enter a world alive with authors, literature and supportive research.The Steve and Dotty Risley Media Center is a fun and engaging learning space buzzing with childhood joy and wrapped in Becky’s energetic personality. Our media center is intentionally not the stereotypical “quiet please” library! It is continuously changing and at the same time it spans the past, present and the future to come.The Media Center is the central heartbeat for the Riverside educational community and Becky’s tireless efforts stimulate its pulse. Becky Cox’s gift for warmly welcoming each child and matching the perfect book to the student’s current stage of development is masterful. Becky sees every single RPDS child each week and she successfully meets the needs of nine grades that serve myriad reading levels. Her rapport with RPDS students and faculty is rooted in the depth of her caring, which naturally fuels each student reading selection she offers, as well as the vital curricular support she provides to each teacher. Becky is recognized by her colleagues for her kindness, compassion and friendly personality. Her exuberance is contagious. Our youngest students gather enthralled at her feet to hear another book come to life through her inflections and special voices; we know they sit amid the skill of a master educator and storyteller on full display. The RPDS family is so very grateful for Mrs. Cox! Faculty & Staff MilestoneYears of Service 5 YEARS Kristi Aponte, 3rd GradeTeacher Elizabeth Body, 5th & 6th Grade ScienceTeacher Courtney Bryan, PreK 4Teacher Josue Garayua, Security Deana Green, 1st GradeTeacher Lea McConnell, 3rd GradeTeacher Jaime Roberts, 2nd GradeTeacher Holly Williams, RITA Karen Worsham, 4th GradeTeacher 10 YEARS Wally Garcia, Housekeeping Bonnie Henry, PreK 3Teacher Mike Lee, Technology Manager Bizzy Wimberley, ELC Receptionist 25 YEARS Donette Snyder, Academic Resource 30 YEARS Lu Stuart, Business Manager 7
  • 10. When thinking of great schools in Florida, names like UF, FSU, and of course, RPDS come to mind.These schools have much in common, like great faculty and leadership, strong academics, and dedicated parents and students. Now, RPDS has one more area of similarity, an interscholastic athletics program. In 2015, RPDS joined the North Florida Independent Schools Athletics Conference (NFISAC) and had a wonderful inaugural season. Unlike phenomenal collegiate athletic programs where the focus is on multiple National Championships and division titles, RPDS is approaching its program with a focus on teamwork, skill development, sportsmanship, a love for the sports played and genuine fun. In the fall of 2015, the fun began with both our boys and girls basketball seasons.The players on each team varied in experience, yet all players were given equal playing time in each game.This mindset allowed everyone to show improvement throughout the season.The RPDS community even got in on the excitement and showed its school spirit by cheering from the sidelines.The girls’ basketball team made it to the championship game and ended its season with a game winning shot with only seconds left on the clock.The boys had a great season as well, full of ups and downs including great ball movement and close wins; we even learned lessons through shooting on the wrong basket and “crossing ourselves up” rather than the other team. Even when our boys came up short in the championship game, our players walked off the court knowing they had completed a great season and that they had represented RPDS well. Our Inaugural Season By: Gabe Clark & Mike Sullivan RPDS Coaches 8
  • 11. In the winter, a new sports season began.Twelve 6th Grade girls represented RPDS on the volleyball court. Under the tutelage of RPDS parent and now coach, Sarah Conners, all the girls were able to learn a great deal about the rules and techniques of this popular game.The girls had a blast at practices and their skills improved each week.The season culminated with two different jamboree style matches where the girls were able to sport their uniforms and test their skills against the other schools in the league. It was amazing to see the progress that was made in their athletic abilities and many of our girls fell in love with a sport that will last a lifetime. Our final sport of the year was flag football. A combination of sixteen 6th Grade boys and girls made up our team.We practiced for weeks and weeks in the spring, learning plays and developing skills in preparation for a double elimination tournament that took place at the Jaguars practice fields at Everbank Stadium.When the tournament began at 1:00 in the afternoon, the sun was out and it was hot.The team managed to win the first game but lost its second.With a 45 minute break before game three, we were able to strategize and deliver a motivational speech to the team. We played the next three games with a lot of focus and energy, winning all of them to qualify for the championship game. However, the championship required that we beat an undefeated team twice to become champions.We managed to win the first game and earned the opportunity to play a final game of the evening. This final game was a terrific seesaw battle that saw RPDS come from behind to win the championship! It was a day-long, tiring six hours and forty five minutes of football, but the championship was a fulfilling way to celebrate the teamwork, selfless play and camaraderie of a terrific season. RPDS athletics is in full swing and our first year was a huge success. Not only did we have a blast with each sport, but many students learned and developed skills they did not have previously; many students tried at least one sport they had never played before.The lessons learned while being part of a team are now ingrained in our students. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for its dedication and participation in our inaugural athletic seasons! 2015-16 6th Grade Athletics Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Girls Volleyball Flag Football 9
  • 12. For years, I have integrated music in my classroom instruction. Music has become an integral part of the learning process; we sing, dance, transition, build community and teach many concepts in Literacy, Math, Science and even Handwriting through music. Music is a powerful teaching tool and I use it to engage, excite and educate children. Early this year, I launched a new after school academy for PreK 4 and Kindergarten students called Showstoppers. It was created to expand the use of music with musical theatre in mind. As you might guess, for most students this was their first experience with theatre arts. Children learned how to perform, to sing and to dance both alone and as a group, which are qualities that increase self-confidence and self-esteem. My love for teaching and for musical theater was established in the 4th grade. Kathy Wilsher is one of those teachers you never forget; she is a woman that inspires, makes learning fun and creates in children a passion for teaching. Mrs.Wilsher recently retired after captivating countless students for 36 years. For the last 20 years of her career, Mrs.Wilsher directed and staged an adaptation of the classic children’s story,“Charlotte’s Web.” What else could I do? Showstoppers simply had to produce Mrs.Wilsher’s version of “Charlotte’s Web!” This spring, I was honored to carry on the legacy of Mrs.Wilsher’s “Charlotte’s Web” with seventeen of my little Showstoppers. Excitement was in the air in the Early Learning Center. As it spread down the hall, two more Kindergarten teachers were itching to get involved. Mrs. Rhoden and Mrs. Sherlock were eager to collaborate with me to create a Maker Space Academy for “Charlotte’s Web.” That academy provided the SHOWSTOPPERS By: Julie Springer KindergartenTeacher
  • 13. opportunity for students to participate in the creative design of the set, props and to act as stagehands; we even discovered a student keen to be a lighting technician. Each Thursday, for eight weeks, the students in Showstoppers and the ELC Maker Space academy met to bring “Charlotte’s Web” to life! The show provided more than twenty five students numerous learning opportunities through musical theater. Many children had never heard of, read, or watched this beloved children’s story or the classic musical movie. Once roles were assigned, the children began memorizing lines, staging, singing a few songs from the original musical and learning how to use a microphone. Meanwhile, the Maker Space team was busy designing barn doors, the kitchen window, Charlotte’s web and a county fair set that was complete with a Ferris wheel and circus tent. In addition to the elaborate set, the children created many of the props used for the show; we needed an ax for Mr.Arable, a fence for the animals, a nest for the goose and the words that Charlotte would spin into her web. Family, friends, RITA students, faculty and staff filled the audience for the live show. Laughter, fulfilled dreams and a budding love of musical theatre found homes in the hearts and minds of our Early Learning students. We are looking forward to carrying on the tradition of both academies at RPDS. Thank you to all who helped make this little dream a smashing success! Charlotte says,“RPDS is “Some School”!” See the entire Showstoppers performance of Charlotte’s Web on the RPDSVimeo Page! http://vimeo.com/rpdsjax/showstoppers
  • 15. Emmanuella Sophia Althuis, James Weldon Francesca Caroline Borghese, Episcopal Caroline Jordan Cavendish, Episcopal Keegan Lakota Charles, Episcopal Jacob Jennings Christy, Bolles Maria Catherine Conners, Episcopal WilliamThomas Crowe, Bolles Carter Spencer Cummings, Bolles William John Ross Dannheim, Episcopal George Daniel DeLong, Episcopal Amy Elizabeth Donovan, Bolles Ava Elizabeth Freel, Episcopal Scott Froats, Bolles Katherine Alexandra Gabriel, Episcopal Phillip Grady Gillam, Bolles Evan Graham Gilman, Bolles Patrick Bowers Green, Bolles Audrey Marie Gunnlaugsson, Episcopal Elizabeth Jane Gray Hager, Episcopal Micah Dutch Heavener, Episcopal HaydenT. Johns, Episcopal Miller English Lockwood, Bolles Adam Lancaster Lynch, Bolles Calvin William Mauldin, Bolles CharlesThomas Medure, Episcopal Abby Grace Mencner, St. Johns Graham Larkin Moore, Bolles James William Moore, III, Bolles Lilly Anders Moore, Bolles Jacob Matthew Myers, Episcopal Michael Officer, Episcopal Ellis Stephen Pajcic, Episcopal Clayton Rusty Philpott, Still Deciding On Friday, May 27, forty-three RPDS students received their graduation certificates and Bibles from Headmaster, Palmer Bell; Board President, ScottVerlander; and Rev. Dr.W. Stephen Goyer of Riverside Presbyterian Church. The graduating class performed the “Tree Song” prior to commencement remarks by Mr. Bell. Following the ceremony, a reception hosted by Riverside’s Fifth Grade was held in Kissling Hall to honor the graduates and their families. Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Alexander Michael Ravis, Episcopal Alexander Mack Roes, James Weldon Lyman Starmer, Episcopal Mary LouiseVerlander, Christ’s Church Alexandra KaitlynVetsch, Darnell Cookman Sophia IsabellaViggiano, Episcopal Elizabeth E.Walker, Episcopal Mac Walters, Bolles Jackson Lloyd Whitchurch, Episcopal Ian Mason Wilkinson, St. Johns 13
  • 16. EXCELLENCE Honoring 2016 Student Achievement Educational Adam Lynch Highest Academic Honors Katherine Gabriel High Academic Honors Grady Gillam & Patrick Green Academic Honors Ellen Millar Award for Excellence in Writing Katherine Gabriel Long-time RPDS language arts teacher, Ellen Millar, was known and respected by her students and colleagues as a professional who expected the best effort that each had to give. She guided her students through the writing process with care and patience and taught them how to write with clarity and expression. This year’s award was presented to 6th Grader, Katherine Gabriel, whose writing reflects excellence in the elements of written thought and expression. Elizabeth Martinson Poetry Award Abby Mencner The Elizabeth Martinson Poetry Award fosters an ongoing love of poetry at RPDS and annually honors a student or students who have demonstrated an excitement for learning, appreciating and/or interpreting poetry during their years at RPDS. This year, the award was presented to 6th Grader, Abby Mencner. Barnabas Award for Christian Spirit Lilly Moore In scripture, Barnabas is mentioned as a trusted Christian friend, encourager, mentor and evangelist. Lilly Moore, recipient of the 2016 Barnabas Award for Christian Spirit, emulates Barnabas by consistently recognizing the perfect time for a helpful word, a hand to share life’s load and a prayer of encouragement when it’s needed most. Her encouraging spirit is an inspiration to fellow students, faculty, family and friends. Andrew L. Clarke Music Performance Award Alex Roes The Andrew L. Clarke Music Performance Award is in honor of long-time RPC organist,Andrew Clarke, to cultivate an ongoing excitement for, and love of, individual music performance at RPDS. The 2016 award was given to 6th Grader, Alex Roes, who demonstrates an accomplished foundation for studying, appreciating and performing musical compositions through private study and in music classes at RPDS. 14
  • 17. *Headmaster’s Honor Society (All A’s and Ex’s in Citizenship) A/B Honor Roll HONORS Academic 5th Grade Ethan Barron Alex Bean* Isabella Buschini* Hunter Bush Naomi Cochrane Ashley Grace Crowe Atlantic Diebenow Kelly Donovan* Trey Dubnansky Joseph Ekrem* Aubrey Finn* Thomas Gibbs John Allen Ginder Annie Hellman Caroline Hodges Grace Huie* Andrew Kunkle Jianna Lee Alex McLaurine Grace Medure Cookie Myers Ryan Napoleon Charlotte Nolan* Hudson Norris Lulu Nowicki Ty Officer* Collin Poe Jack Pruden Natalie Rabil* Jack Raynor Will Riggs Evelyn Ritch Emery Sawyer* Tucker Sharp* Maggie Maye Stoll Nico Summa Spencer Surface Alison Tippins Katie Waller Wil Wilkinson Graham Worley* 6th Grade Emma Sophie Althuis* Caroline Cavendish Keegan Charles Jacob Christy Maria Conners* Will Crowe* Carter Cummings Will Dannheim* Daniel DeLong Amy Donovan Ava Freel Scotty Froats* Katherine Gabriel* Grady Gillam* Patrick Green* Audrey Gunnlaugsson* Hayden Johns Miller Lockwood* Adam Lynch* Calvin Mauldin Charlie Medure* Abby Mencner Graham Moore* Lilly Moore* Will Moore* Jacob Myers Michael Officer Alex Ravis Alex Roes Ali Vetsch Sophia Viggiano Mac Walters Jackson Whitchurch Ian Wilkinson* Charlie Medure Abby Mencner Graham Moore Lilly Moore Will Moore Michael Officer AliVetsch SophiaViggiano Ian Wilkinson U.S. PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE Emma Sophie Althuis Maria Conners Will Crowe Amy Donovan Scotty Froats Katherine Gabriel Grady Gillam Patrick Green Audrey Gunnlaugsson Adam Lynch FLORIDA MATH LEAGUE 1st Place Adam Lynch 3rd Place Hayden Johns PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR SERVICE Daniel DeLong 2015 SPELLING BEE CHAMPION Grady Gillam 2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE CHAMPION Thomas Gibbs NEWBERY READING AWARD Russell Beard EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE Will Moore LANGUAGE ARTS 5th Grade Kelly Donovan 6th Grade Adam Lynch SPANISH 4th Grade Reagan Lane Ally Stankard 6th Grade Patrick Green Adam Lynch Calvin Mauldin ART Francesca Borghese Katherine Gabriel Grady Gillam Audrey Gunnlaugsson Hayden Johns DRAMA Carter Cummings Daniel DeLong Ava Freel Katherine Gabriel Grady Gillam Jane Gray Hager MUSIC 5th Grade Ethan Barron Grace Huie Mason Montour Hudson Norris Lulu Nowicki AlisonTippins PHYSICAL EDUCATION 4th Grade Jacob Campen Claire Coogan Grace Jones William Wright 6th Grade Maria Conners Ava Freel Evan Gilman Lyman Starmer 2nd Place Patrick Green 6th Grade Emma Sophie Althuis Audrey Gunnlaugsson Jackson Whitchurch Ian Wilkinson Abby Mencner Michael Officer Alex Roes Lyman Starmer Ian Wilkinson 5th Grade Atlantic Diebenow John Allen Ginder Annie Hellman Andrew Kunkle 5th Grade Kelly Donovan AlisonTippins 15
  • 18. Riverside’s REACH Recognizing & Embracing All Children’s Hearts By: Ruthie Simmons Director of Admission In 2015 - 2016, we awakened a renewed initiative to increase diversity at Riverside. As a school, we have a long-standing and an abiding interest in remaining geographically and economically diverse; however, we are equally committed to ensuring that our children have the opportunity to be surrounded by others from different cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds as one way to fulfill the RPDS mission to educate the “whole child.” Rigorous, innovative and transformative education requires multiple and often competing points of view reflected in the varied experiences and perspectives found within our school community. It is our experience that students who attend schools with diverse student populations and a global focus are encour- aged to develop an appreciation for the perspectives of classmates from different backgrounds. We also believe that diverse communities foster the skills increasingly required to successfully navigate our multicultural, multiethnic city and nation.The rigorous, inclusive curriculum and leadership programs provided by RPDS prepare our students for highly competitive, global educational opportunities. Our internal “reach” to broaden the RPDS environment is further expanded by reaching outside of our traditional neighborhoods and spreading the exciting opportunities at Riverside in new directions.This will mean that as we enter the 2016 – 2017 school year, we energetically will pursue expanding our current “reach” beyond the 37 zip codes already represented within the RPDS student body. The 2015-16 academic year was filled with innovative efforts to extend “the reach” both internally and externally. In concert with the strategic goals set by the Board of Trustees, we began hosting Diversity Dialogues.The purpose of these dialogues was to have beneficial, honest conversations and forums for families to share insights about ways to nurture, as well as to increase, diversity at Riverside. Many parents, board members, and faculty joined us for at least one of these gatherings in the belief that communication fosters and magnifies the benefits of a diverse community. We also intentionally hoped leadership by example would foster diversity goals. All levels of the school community from trustees, headmaster, faculty/staff and across the general school community 16
  • 19. benefit from being proactive in listening, accepting and welcoming a broad mixture of individuals and ideas. Such guided dialogue provides additional avenues for RPDS to celebrate its warm, welcoming and inclusive academic community. Our diversity gatherings generated inspiring ideas, such as the suggestion that we host an inaugural Community Gathering of city leaders, which would provide a platform for our Begin the REACH admission campaign. Riverside’s REACH initiative is a multi-faceted program to focus our school investment in Recognizing and Embracing All Children’s Hearts. Community leaders, church childrens’ ministry directors, realtors and business leaders from the north Riverside area were invited to join us to learn more about RPDS and our ongoing commitment to diversity. As the year progressed, our faculty too was fully involved in the REACH campaign; to lend additional emphasis to these efforts RPDS enlisted a relationship with Dr. Jarik Conrad, an award–winning, nationally recognized author and motivational speaker to guide our faculty through reading and productive discussions about diversity. The future looks bright for RPDS as we continue to strengthen diversity through hosting continuing diversity dialogues, community gatherings and dynamic speakers. We will also pursue different admissions marketing and advertising strategies by centering our efforts amid those employers and employees located downtown and in the north Riverside area. We would welcome your support through initiating invitations into your businesses and/or personal communities. Great schools foster deep layers of nurturing goodness and the building of robust, dependable foundations. As our students, families, grandparents and alumni discover the various educational layers provided at Riverside, we trust that they will share with others the personal reflections they value most. We also encourage each RPDS supporter to celebrate “the heart of each child” as together we build the necessary foundations for learning successes. At RPDS we believe,“The journey begins at Riverside and it is our desire that it be a journey for all children to experience.” 17
  • 20. NEWS Alumni Kyle Gittings & Lesley Marchman Gittings (2000) welcomed their first child,Ann Randle Gittings, into the world on October 30, 2015.The family still calls Jacksonville, FL home and all are happy and healthy. On May 19th, RPDS hosted an alumni event at Mellow Mushroom. Over 35 people attended, with graduating classes spanning from the 1950's through the 2000's. We hope to have more alumni events in 2017, but need your contact information to keep you updated. Please send your name, mailing address and e-mail address to Elizabeth Ingram at eingram@rpds.com to be included in future events and opportunities. Everyone who sends in their contact information will also be sent an alumni magnet. Samantha Hyde married Erich Geisler on June 4, 2016.The ceremony and reception were held at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort in PonteVedra Beach. Erich works for SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT) and Sam serves as Director of Admissions at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. 1994 Caroline Frances Steedley and Park Bowie Smith III are engaged to be married July 23, 2016 at the DeBordieu Club in Georgetown, South Carolina. The happy couple plans to live in Charleston, South Carolina. 1996 Catie Steedley Ferguson and her husband Michael welcomed their first child,Avery Chandler Ferguson. She was born on Thursday June 23, 2016 and weighed 7lbs 9 oz. They reside in Virginia Beach,Va. where Catie is a curriculum resource educator at Norfolk Academy. 1998 David Francis graduated with a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University on May 26. He will be teaching Spanish and Latin American Literatures there in the fall. 18
  • 21. 19 NEWS Alumni William Michaelis recently graduated from the Law School at the University of Florida. He is currently working at RogersTowers Jacksonville. He and his wife, Brooke, reside in the San Marco area. 2003 Jenna Dajani earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She resides in North Georgia where she is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist at the Anxiety and Stress Management Institute. 2004 Mary Ann McNulty was a captain on the Openweight CrewTeam at Princeton University. Her team won the Ivy League Championship and finished 7th at the NCAA Championships.This summer, Mary Ann's boat won the Senior 8 division at the Henley Women's Regatta in England. 2006 The following Episcopal School of Jacksonville students won awards at the Senior Honors Convocation. Brad Leggett - Honors in Physical Education, Daley Pajcic - Parents’ Association Service Scholarship & The ESJ Founda- tion Award for Excellence in Character and Lilly Sheppard (RPDS 2001-2009) - The Monique Grand Scholarship Fund. Sarah Cumella, Anna Gist, Kinsey Glasgow, Cade Glasgow, Casey O’Brien, Daley Pajcic, Aaron Pro- haska, Mark Weaver, Kelly Winter, Isabel Wothe and Maria Wothe were all recipients of the President’s Education Award from Episcopal 2010 Ann Maris Walton won a gold medal at the International Sustainable World Energy Environment Project Olympiad in Houston,TX. She received a $6,000 scholarship and $1,500 cash award.Ann’s project was one of 385 displayed at the competition. Over 60 countries were represented.Ann is a junior atThe Bolles School. Haden Norris has been inducted into the Chinese Honor Society atThe Bolles School where he will be a sophmore in the fall. 20132012 Claire Trammell received a $100 cash award from the VFW Post 1988 Green Cove Springs for an essay she wrote on the topic of freedom. Claire was also a recipient of the art award and best citizen award at St. Johns Country Day School. 2014 Sims Wulbern received the history award from St. Johns Country Day School for achievement this past year in 7th Grade. 2015 Subscribe to RIVERSIDE Reminders The Weekly E-Newsletter of RPDS • Current School News • Alumni News • Announcements •The Headliner • Upcoming Events • Links • Photos •Videos Stay connected with RPDS! Visit www.rpds.com/reminders to subscribe!
  • 23. Mary Claire Boline, Florida State University Ali Brecher, Unknown Garrett Cadogan, Unknown Caroline Childers, Florida State University Kathryn Chupp, World Race Mission Trip Gray Creed Jr., Virginia Tech Conner Cronk, Hampton-Sydney College Matthew Cumella, Auburn University Sarah Cumella, Auburn University Suzanne Dannheim, George Washington David DeLeo, Florida State University Sarah Dybalski, United States Marines Ryan Edge, Auburn University Anna Gist, Florida State University Cade Glasgow, University of Florida Kinsey Glasgow, Emory University Michael Harding, Auburn University Devon Hardington, NewYork University David Henry, Lees-McRae College Tori Hickinbotham, Florida State University Bradley Leggett, University of North Florida Gage Leonard, Sav. College of Art & Design Caitlin Limbaugh, Stetson University Emily Lovett, New College of Florida Lillian McCrary, Sewanee University Avery McDaniel, University of North Florida Kellen McGeorge, The Leelanau School Isabelle Milne, Florida State University Colin Montgomery, Auburn University Peter Moore, Clemson University Casey O'Brien, Appalachian State University Daley Pajcic, University of Georgia Anne Parham, Santa Fe College Hannah Pattison, Florida State University Elysia Powers, University of North Carolina Aaron Prohaska, University of Florida Riley Pryor, Florida State University Taylor Reid, Unknown Margaret Ann Riley, Colby College Drew Rountree, Florida Atlantic University Joseph Schmidt, University of North Florida Vanessa Sell, University of South Florida Clayton Slade, Florida State College of Jacksonville Jamie Surface IV, Unknown WillTaylor, Jr., Congress BundestagYouth Exchange Francesca Walton, St. Paul's School Katherine Watson, Stetson University Mark Weaver, University of Florida Landyn Williams, University of Alabama Kelly Winter, Queens University Maria Wothe, University of California Isabel Wothe, Cornell University 21
  • 24. MARKETING parody By:Will Gay Director of Communications & Marketing throughHA! HA! HA! My guess is that it would be hard to find someone who didn’t repeatedly hear the song ‘Hello’ by Adele on the radio during the winter of 2015-16.The popular song spent ten consecutive weeks in the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 list and became the first musical download to sell over a million digital copies during its debut week.Across the country the hit piano ballad was stuck on repeat, so not surprisingly it was playing on my way home from RPDS on January 6th. It was during that exact commute that my 4-year-old son, Maddux, helped kick start my first attempt at marketing through parody. As the exuberant chorus filled my truck, Maddux announced from the backseat “Daddy, Riverside rhymes with other side!” The rest of the ride home was spent brainstorming about a music video parody to use during our reenrollment period.Within two days the idea was pitched to the coaches, lyrics were written and Fit-4-Life Productions was born. Our makeshift sound recording studio in the attic of the Early Learning Center was where our coaches sang out their vocal track. We spent three days filming around campus and it’s hard to tell from the video, but the average temperature outside was 29 degrees. I’m sure when Mr.Wayne used his leaf blower to send a pile of leaves at the coaches faces during the final scene, it only made it that much colder. Our coaches stayed committed to the project though, and our first spoof video was ready for release in mid-January. Please forgive me if your child was singing this new version for weeks, or if the song was stuck in your head too, but that was the point! “Reenroll (at Riverside)” has been our most popular social media post to date and adding a little humor seemed to create a buzz around campus. Our post to Hello from the Other Side! 8,287 Social Media Organic Reach A snapshot look at the community engagement of the “Re-Enroll at Riverside” parody. 95% Re-Enrollment for 2016-17 2,250+ Total Unique Plays 22
  • 25. Visit the RPDS Vimeo Page to see all of our parody videos! http://vimeo.com/channels/rpdsparody Facebook organically reached an audience of over 8,000 users from all around the world. Over 2,250 unique viewers played it through the RPDSVimeo page. Parents, alumni, faculty, friends, and grandparents all took to our social media feeds with many shares, likes and comments.The response was overwhelming for our little school. It was hard to forget to reenroll! With the success of the reenrollment music video, another parody was created to help promote Camp Riverside.This summer our camp was themed around superheroes.The idea was to create a mock movie trailer spoofing the spring blockbuster of 'Batman v Superman.' Our version had a unique twist that showcased our coaches in an epic superhero battle for control of summer camp.We called it 'SuperSullivan v BatClark.' Though it didn’t create quite the excitement that the music video accomplished, it still achieved over 1,250 views among the RPDS community. Our movie posters were the largest success of this campaign. Many were printed and placed at the front desk of the ELC and Main Office as a reminder to parents of our summer offerings. However, it was hard to keep them in stock as students kept taking them for their own RPDS collections. Our students love RPDS and their coaches! Riverside is a special place and our school is thriving! Our reenrollment for the 2016-17 school year is at 95% and Camp Riverside was full of smiling children that reached capacity during its first week. My hope was that these parody videos would serve as a helpful reminder and benefit these events, but the real reason our school is having so much success in these areas is due to the proven abilities of our amazing faculty and staff. RPDS is packed with talented people who's hearts are geared to serve the needs of your children.That wonderful passion and dedication is why we hope you will remain connected with Riverside for many years to come. 23
  • 26. THE RPDS FAMILY PARTNERSHIP Fostering Community Through the Riverside Parents Association (RPA), RPDS encourages parents and grandparents to share in the daily educational life of their children and grandchildren. Opportunities to have lunch together, to serve as a homeroom parent or to chaperone a field trip, are examples of the myriad ways parent and grandparent volunteers support RPDS on a daily basis. We are deeply appreciative to all of our volunteers for their strong leadership, and generous investment of time and talent on behalf of RPDS – such advocacy, participation and generosity make a big difference in the life of our students and the entire Riverside community. There are a variety of volunteer roles available for all interests, skill sets and levels of availability, so we hope you will find the right fit for you, or suggest a new way you would like to volunteer. To learn more or to complete the online volunteer form, please visit www.rpds.com/rpa. Welcome 2016 - 2017 RPA Officers President Lesley Mauldin Vice-President Ann Harrell SAVE THE DATESundae Monday August 15, 2016 RPA Volunteer Fair August 25, 2016 Octoberfest October 14, 2016 Grandparents’ Day October 27, 2016 Capers: The Dream Gala March 4, 2017 Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon April 8, 2017 24
  • 27. Co-chairs Katie & Skip Borghese and Jill & Jed Davis Honorary Co-chairs Jan Andrews & Kitty Crenshaw For the 29th annual Capers, Riverside brought back the social aspect of our signature fundraising event to celebrate as a community. In honor of bringing back the gala, the event co-founders Jan Andrews and Kitty Crenshaw were chosen as honorary co-chairs. Led by event chairs, Katie & Skip Borghese and Jill & Jed Davis, the Grit & Grace theme fostered an evening of renewed excitement and fun steeped in the mission of RPDS! Held at the Jessie Ball duPont Center, over 275 attendees joined together to raise an astounding net revenue of $80,784 in support of RPDS students. Event highlights included delicious food from 4Rivers Smokehouse, DJ James Harper and fabulous live and silent auctions. Proceeds will fund campus improvement projects, technology upgrades and new curriculum for the 2016-17 school years. A heartfelt thanks to Katie and Skip Borghese, Jill and Jed Davis, Kate and Danny Weidlich and the auction committee for lending their time and talents to creating an unforgettable evening. www.rpds.com/capers 25
  • 28. Advancement 2015-16 Thanks to generous and strong support from the Riverside community in 2015-16, a total of $427,146 was raised across all categories of giving. The Promise Fund continues to grow stronger every year through the amazing support we receive from you, our loyal parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni, alumni families and friends of RPDS – thank you for donations totaling $198,094 and a record-breaking year! 26 www.rpds.com/give
  • 29. $198,094 Total Promise Fund Dollars Raised Percentage of students benefiting from The Promise Fund 100% $3,500 Dollars raised through Octoberfest, RPDS’s annual fall festival 482 Number of individual gifts made to The Promise Fund $1-$20,000 Range of Gifts Number of Gifts made during RPDS PromiseWeek 166 $46,600 Total dollars raised during RPDS PromiseWeek $86,245 Dollars given to the Jamie Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund Number of published artwork to Artsonia, Riverside’s online art gallery. Through Artsonia, RPDS raised $2,000 towards The Promise Fund 100% Board of Trustees Participation 100% Faculty/Staff Participation 65% Parent Participation 9Number of matching gifts totaling $3,426 from Coach, Merck, Wells Fargo, UBS and CSX RPDS Promise Week Fit-4-Life Duathlon & Business Partners $29,700 Capers Provided $80,784 In-Kind Donations Saved RPDS $32,323 4410 TOTAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT • $427,146 27
  • 30. Promise Fund 2015-16 DONORS by Giving Circle Kissling Circle $20,000+ Estate of James H.Andrews, Jr. Daily's Mr. and Mrs. JedV. Davis James E. Davis Family Charities, Inc. Williams Circle $10,000 - $19,999 Joe Adams Family Foundation Joan and Russell Newton Founders Circle $5,000 - $9,999 Agility Press EverBank Mr. and Mrs. James D. Francis The Dianne T. Rice Family Dorothy L. Risley Verb Fitness Wingard Creative Kassia and Rob Zinn 1948 Circle $1,948 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Autrey Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Ball Brumos Automotive Robin and Ben Campen CeCe Cummings - Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty Corner Bakery Café Heather and Alan Creel Celeste Donovan Drs. Michael and Elise Fallucco Katy Garrison Deborah and Peter Gunnlaugsson Colleen and Chris Haley M.C. Harden III Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Moore, Jr. Krueger Family Charitable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Hal Lynch, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Medure Sarah Patterson and Walt Quinn Lindsey and Ryan Riggs Sign It Quick The Stevenson Family Kristen and John Surface Target Mr. and Mrs. ScottVerlander $1,000 - $1,947 Anderson, Howell & Ravis, P.A. Jan Adams Andrews Mr. and Mrs.Willis M. Ball Karen and Oliver Barakat, Sr. Amy and Joseph L. Barrow, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Palmer Bell Katie and Skip Borghese Mr. and Mrs. Bronson E. Lamb, III Dr. Shelly Cavendish and Mr. Michael Cavendish Dr. and Mrs.Thomas Swift Davis Taylor and Nate Day Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fant Trina and Jeff Forbess Mr.Todd Froats and Dr. Heather Froats Wendy and Timothy Gillis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guthrie Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Hall Wendy and Mikael Hellman Mr. and Mrs.Victor A. Hughes, III Mr. and Mrs.Victor Hughes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.Thomas P. Johnson Jr. Mr. and Mrs.William P. Mauldin Margaret Leu Means Mellow Mushroom Mr. and Mrs. James W. Moore, Jr. Zoie and Michael Morales Annie and Curry Pajcic Mr.Wallace A. Patzke, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.William E. Rabil, Jr. Mrs. Frances Ripley Jennifer and John-Paul Saenz Colleen Sanchez Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sawyer, IV Mr. and Mrs. Sidney S. Simmons, II Mr. and Mrs.William Steedley Timucuan Asset Management Ray and LindaVanLandingham Mr. Kristian and Dr. KathrynVillano Annika and Brad Wallace Kate and Danny Weidlich Carol and Ken Whyrick Bridge $500 - $999 Brad and Heather Arrowsmith Kim Bailey Mr. and Mrs. F. Russell Beard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blanks Mr. and Mrs. David Chappell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Chunn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Clontz Coach Mr. and Mrs. Brad Correia Mr. and Mrs.A. Dano Davis Robin and David Edwards Allison and Allen Ginder Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harrell Pam and Corkey Harvey Natalie and West Herford Virginia and Talmadge Hunt William and Brenda Hunt Drs. Danny and Natalie Indelicato Mr. and Mrs. E. Rogers Ingram Kate and Jan Jones Nancy and Richard Kohler Joseph McGurrin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clay Meux, Jr. Dawn and Jonathan Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Moore Jorge and Margie Morales Mr. and Mrs. Niels Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William T. Newton Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Pedrick Charles and Judy Pillans Candace and Ray Ravis C. Daniel and Julie F. Rice Family Fund Mr.Timothy Ritch Dr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Roessler Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Rosenberg Sarah and Chet Skinner Ms. Paula W. Smith Kristin and Jon Spickelmier The Spinning Family Mr. Harold Stankard, Jr. and Mrs. Crystal Browning-Stankard Mr. and Mrs.William D. Storm Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Taylor UBS Financial Services Wells Fargo Cornerstone $250 - $499 Bailey Publishing & Communications Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bailey Hugh and Jeri Boggs Missy and Roland Boney Family Fund Box Tops for Education Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bradford Dr.Tricia Brady and Mr. Chris Stephens Paula and Thomas Brice Ronnie S. Carter CSX Transportation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Darsey Lane and Clint Dawkins Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel De La Paz Mr. and Mrs. Steven Diebenow Elizabeth and Patrick Dussinger Suzanne Adams Felton and Katherine Adams Felton Mason and Karin Flint Ms. Kristina A. Gabriel 1948 FOUNDER’S SOCIETY HEADMASTER’S CIRCLE BUILDER’S CIRCLE 28
  • 31. Promise Fund 2015-16 DONORS by Giving Circle Ashley Helmick Kym and Jon Horstmanshof Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Huie Traci and Mark Jenks Tannahill and Simon Keymer Liddy and Bill Klima Patrick and Cheryl Leddy Tim and Trudi Lockwood Mr. Harry Massey and Dr.Tiffany Massey Mr. and Mrs.Anthony Megas Merck Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Moore, Jr. LaKisha and Titus Pittman Mr. and Mrs.William Ramsay Jim and Dana Riley Katie and Ben Sharkey Mr. and Mrs. Barney Smith Morgan Starks Josephine and Eric Summa Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas, III Mr. and Mrs. Brent Unger Mr. and Mrs. ChrisVerlander Miss Stephanie J.Waidner Linda and Robert Wolf Mr. and Mrs. Steve Worley Pillar $100 - $249 Dr. and Mrs. Dominick Angiolillo Mr. and Mrs. Lamberto S.Austria Beverly and William Baker Mr. and Mrs. Haywood M. Ball Susi and Wes Bean Mr. C.William Bentz, III Jonathan Barron and Amanda Bourgeois Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowen Mr. and Mrs. James Cassell The Catanzaro Family Mr. and Mrs.Wayde Charest Mr. and Mrs. James Clark Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark Holly and Pete Cochrane Emily and Charlie Colyer Erica Conklin Sarah and JJ Conners Mr. and Mrs. Richard Conwill Mr. and Mrs. Clark Coogan Ms. Martha Cook Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Cotchaleovitch The Cotton Family Karen and Jim Cunningham Julia and Thomas Davis Charlotte and William Donovan Mr. and Mrs.William Dunford Janis Lane Echols Mr. and Mrs. Buck Emerson William and Suellyn Enright Lindsay and Chris Eyrick Ann and Terry Farmand Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Farnell Nana and Pops Ferkenhoff Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Fix Denise Brennan Fleming Anthony Franklin and Family Kathryn and Eric Fuller Mrs. Samantha Hyde Geisler Beth and Don Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Gittings Vincette Goerl Mr.William Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Christian Harden Jennifer and Scott Hensley David and Belinda Hess Margaret and David Hicks Bettina and Clifton Huber Annabelle Welch Hudmon Mr. Jean G. Hull Mr. and Mrs. John Humes Mr. and Mrs.Val Hutto Miss Elizabeth Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Jackson Stephanie and Todd Jarvis Ashley and Charles Jimerson Michellee and Chris Jones Cecilia and Brian Kane Mr. and Mrs.William Klima Land's End E. Lanier Drew Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Leggett Nicole and Chip Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Littell Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loftin Mary and Curtis Loftin Roxanne and Nicholas Louh Mrs. Pam MacCulley Brandy and Christopher Malone Barry and Faith Mansell Monica and Jason Marley Ms. Diane Mathews Colette and Eddie May Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McEvoy Mr. and Mrs. Bill McLaurine The McNeil Family Mr. and Mrs. Philip Messana Joe and Elizabeth F. Meux Ellen Millar Mr. and Reverend James Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. James W. Moore Tammy and Frank Morreale Laura and Rob Mould Tara and Chris Naeole Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Naugle Dr. and Mrs. Steven Nauman John C. and Kay Norris Mr. and Mrs. Brad Officer Kellie and Josh Olmstead Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pajcic, III Mary Lee and Ted Pappas Kay Partridge Dr. and Mrs. Sanjeev Patel Jennifer and Mike Perkins Barrett and Tyler Perkins The Perlberg Family Mr. and Mrs. James Pochurek The Poes Suzanne and Mathew Posgay Mr. and Mrs.W.Wade Powers, III Mr. and Mrs. James Prohaska Drs. Kathryn and Charles Pruden Katherine and Chris Rabil Danielle and Carlos Ramirez Dr. and Mrs.Webster Riggs Mr. and Mrs. John H. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Sacks Kristie and Eric Schrader Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sharp Mr.Art Small, IV Brian and Bonnie Smith Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Laney and Greg Smith Mr. and Mrs. John Snelling Mr. and Mrs. Richard Soltau Amanda and Scott Soltau John Starks Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Stokes, Jr. Mrs. Lu Stuart Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Thomas Daniele and AnthonyVetere John Waidner Brad Walters Mr. and Mrs. Philip Webb Stephanie and Brandon Westerman Aaron White Mr. and Mrs. Mason Wilkinson Ms. Liz Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams Mr. and Mrs.A. Daniel Wolff, III Mr. and Mrs.Allan Wulbern Foundation Up to $99 Mr. and Mrs. James E.Abercrombie Aetna Life Insurance Company Mr. and Mrs.Arjen Althuis Mr. and Mrs. Hector Aponte Ashby and Josh Barth Bowen Body Ms. Kristen Bolt Ms. Marianne Boruch Julie and Tom Brice Annette and David Brinson Mr. and Mrs. Harper Bryan Ms. Glenda Caulfield Keegan Charles and Lilly Rain Charles Rachel and Wes Cochran Tao and Matt Cunningham Julie and Steven Davis Julia and Jason Davis Ms. Jennifer Dickens 29
  • 32. Promise Fund 2015-16 DONORS by Affiliation Foundation, cont’d Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. Dussinger Miss Morgan Elliott Tom and Julie Enoch Mr. and Mrs. Bill Epps The Garrett Family Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Gillam Marilyn and Ira Goldfield Jennifer and Brian Harbin Mr. and Mrs. David Heggestad Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howey Lynn Johnson Mr. and Mrs.Thomas C. Kinirons The Kirklands Dean and Michelle Krueger Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kunkle Ms. Nancy Leddy Linda M. Lockwood Mr. and Mrs. David Look Lori and J.M. Magyar Mathnasium Lea McConnell Jennifer and Christopher McCranie Ms. Margaret McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Gary Montour Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Munz Bjorg and George Murphy Elaine Myers Kristina and Reed Nelson Jennifer Nicolitz Khristinia Olson Sarah and Brian Parent Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Perret Ms. Sharon A. Peterson Mary Lynn and Raymond Posgay Erin and Jeremy Raynor Ms. Elizabeth A. Renfroe Pearce Renfroe Darby and Rob Robinson Mr. and Mrs.William Schilling Mr. Ryan Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Seely, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Justin Sims Cristi and Warren Skeels Mrs. Donna Smith Mr. and Mrs. Max Snyder Julie and Todd Springer Christina and Jeffrey Starmer Caroline and Park Reverend and Mrs. Jeff Stoll Deena and John Wallace Angela and Alan Wilson Jan A.Andrews Joseph L. Barrow Paula P. Brice Ronnie S. Carter Ashley Diebenow M.C. Harden, III William T. Hunt, Jr. William H. Klima, Jr. Rev. Dr. Nicholas Louh Jason B. Marley J. Clay Davis Meux, Jr. James W. Moore, Jr. Peter S. Moore Curry G. Pajcic Brooke W. Rice Ryan T. Riggs Dorothy L. Risley Natalie Rosenberg John-Paul Saenz Sally Ball Sharp Matthew S. Stevenson, M.D. Kristen Surface Scott C.Verlander Anonymous Anonymous Mrs. Kristi Aponte Mrs. Prudence Baldwin Mr. Palmer H. Bell Mrs. Caroline Bentley Mrs. Elizabeth Body Mrs.Vivian Bradford Miss Jamie Brasseit Mrs.Annette Brinson Mrs. Courtney Bryan Mrs. Kelly Bugg Tina and Shane Burrow Mrs. Elizabeth Lovelace Mrs. Dale Child Mr. Gabe Clark Mrs. Sarah Cotchaleovitch Mrs. Becky Cox Mrs.Ann Cranford Mrs. Cindy Darsey Mrs. Julie Perez Davis Mrs. Julia Davis Mrs.Ashley Daw Mrs. Jessica De La Paz Mrs.Angel Dowell Mr. Ron Durham Miss Morgan Elliott Mrs. Norma Farnell Mrs. Denise Brennan Fleming Mr.Anthony Franklin Mr.Will Gay Mrs.Annie Goldfield Mrs. Deana Green Ms. Sally Hart Mrs.Tiffany Heavener Mrs. Bonnie Henry Mrs. JJ Howell Miss Elizabeth Ingram Mrs. Lynn Johnson Miss Kathryn Keefe Mrs.Adrienne Kent Miss Kelly Knight Karen and Mike Lee Mrs. Natalee Leggett Mrs. Pam MacCulley Mrs. Lea McConnell Mrs. Charlye McGurrin Mrs. Rebecca McNeil Mrs. Isabelle Milne Mrs. Stephanie Milne Mrs. Courtney Powers Mrs. Leslie Prohaska Mrs. Shannon Raterman Mrs. Jan Reeder Mrs. Molly Rhoden Mr. Michael Rivas Mrs. Jamie Roberts Mr. Brian Roes Mrs. Debbie Rogers Mrs. Jennifer Sherlock Mrs. Ruthie Simmons Mrs. Cristi Skeels Mrs. Donnette Snyder Mrs. Julie Springer Mrs. Sharon Steedley Ms. Lu Stuart Mr. Michael Sullivan Mr. Jeffrey Tippins Miss Charlotte Wallis Mrs. Elizabeth Wimberley Mrs. Karen Worsham Mrs. Fran Wulbern Mr. and Mrs.Arjen Althuis Dr. and Mrs. Dominick Angiolillo Brad and Heather Arrowsmith Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Ball Karen and Oliver Barakat, Sr. Amy and Joseph L. Barrow, Jr. Susi and Wes Bean Mr. and Mrs. F. Russell Beard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blanks Louis and Elizabeth Body BOARD OF TRUSTEES FACULTY & STAFF CURRENT PARENTS 30
  • 33. Skip and Katie Borghese Jonathan Barron and Amanda Bourgeois Dr.Tricia Brady and Mr. Chris Stephens Paula and Thomas Brice Mr. and Mrs. Harper Bryan Robin and Ben Campen Ronnie S. Carter The Catanzaro Family Dr. Shelly Cavendish and Mr. Michael Cavendish Mr. and Mrs. David Chappell, Jr. Keegan Charles and Lilly Rain Charles Mr. and Mrs. Doug Chunn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Clark Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Clontz Rachel and Wes Cochran Pete Cochrane Emily and Charlie Colyer Erica Conklin Sarah and JJ Conners Mr. and Mrs. Clark Coogan Mr. and Mrs. Brad Correia Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Cotchaleovitch Heather and Alan Creel Tao and Matt Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. JedV. Davis Dr. and Mrs.Thomas Swift Davis Taylor and Nate Day Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel De La Paz Ms. Jennifer Dickens Mr. and Mrs. Steven Diebenow Elizabeth and Patrick Dussinger Lindsay and Chris Eyrick Drs. Michael and Elise Fallucco Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fant Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Fix Trina and Jeff Forbess Anthony Franklin and Family Mr.Todd Froats and Dr. Heather Froats Kathryn and Eric Fuller Ms. Kristina A. Gabriel The Garrett Family Kathryn and Will Gay Beth and Don Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Gillam Wendy and Timothy Gillis Allison and Allen Ginder Mr and Mrs. John Green Deborah and Peter Gunnlaugsson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Guthrie Colleen and Chris Haley Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Hall Jennifer and Brian Harbin Mr. and Mrs. Christian Harden M.C. Harden III Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harrell Pam and Corkey Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Micah Heavener Wendy and Mikael Hellman Jennifer and Scott Hensley Natalie and West Herford David and Belinda Hess Margaret and David Hicks Kym and Jon Horstmanshof Bettina and Clifton Huber Mr. and Mrs.Victor A. Hughes, III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Huie Virginia and Talmadge Hunt Drs. Danny and Natalie Indelicato Stephanie and Todd Jarvis Traci and Mark Jenks Ashley and Charles Jimerson Chris and Michellee Jones Kate and Malcolm Jones Tannahill and Simon Keymer The Kirklands Liddy and Bill Klima Dean and Michelle Krueger Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kunkle Patrick and Cheryl Leddy Karen and Mike Lee Nicole and Chip Lewis Tim and Trudi Lockwood Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loftin Roxanne and Nicholas Louh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynch Lori and JM Magyar Brandy and Christopher Malone Monica and Jason Marley Mr. Harry Massey and Dr.Tiffany Massey Mr. and Mrs.William P. Mauldin Christopher and Jennifer McCranie Ms. Margaret McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McEvoy Mr and Mrs. Matt McGurrin Mr. and Mrs. Bill McLaurine Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Medure Mr. and Mrs.Anthony Megas Mr. and Mrs. Philip Messana Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clay Meux, Jr. Mr. and Reverend James Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Moore Zoie and Michael Morales Tammy and Frank Morreale Rob and Laura Mould Mr. and Mrs. Niels Murphy Elaine Myers Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Naugle Kristina and Reed Nelson Jennifer Nicolitz Mr. and Mrs. Brad Officer Kellie and Josh Olmstead Khristinia Olson Curry and Annie Pajcic Sarah and Brian Parent Dr. and Mrs. Sanjeev Patel Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Pedrick Jennifer and Mike Perkins The Perlberg Family Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Perret LaKisha and Titus Pittman Mr. and Mrs. James Pochurek The Poes Suzanne and Mathew Posgay Drs. Kathryn and Charles Pruden Sarah Patterson and Walt Quinn Katherine and Chris Rabil Danielle and Carlos Ramirez Mr. and Mrs.William Ramsay Candace and Ray Ravis Erin and Jeremy Raynor Ms. Elizabeth A. Renfroe Ryan and Lindsey Riggs Mr.Timothy Ritch Mr and Mrs. Kevin Roberts Darby and Rob Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Brian Roes Dr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Roessler Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Sacks Jennifer and John-Paul Saenz Colleen Sanchez Mr. and Mrs. John E. Sawyer, IV Kristie and Eric Schrader Katie and Ben Sharkey Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sharp The Sherlock Family Mr. and Mrs. Justin Sims Cristi and Warren Skeels Sarah and Chet Skinner Laney and Greg Smith Amanda and Scott Soltau Jon and Kristin Spickelmier The Spinning Family Julie and Todd Springer Mr. Harold Stankard, Jr. and Mrs. Crystal Browning-Stankard Morgan Starks John Starks Christina and Jeffrey Starmer The Stevenson Family Reverend and Mrs. Jeff Stoll Mr. and Mrs.William D. Storm Michael and Angielyd Sullivan Josephine and Eric Summa Kristen and John Surface Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Thomas Mr. Jeffrey Tippins Mr. and Mrs. Brent Unger Mr. and Mrs. ScottVerlander Mr. Kristian and Dr. KathrynVillano Miss Stephanie J.Waidner Annika and Brad Wallace Brad Walters Kate and Danny Weidlich Stephanie and Brandon Westerman Mr. and Mrs. Mason Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Steve Worley Kassia and Rob Zinn Promise Fund 2015-16 DONORS by Affiliation 31
  • 34. Promise Fund 2015-16 DONORS by Affiliation Bowen Body Keegan & Lilly Rain Charles Barrett and Tyler Perkins Pearce Renfroe Mr. and Mrs. James E.Abercrombie Mr. and Mrs. Lamberto S.Austria Mr. and Mrs. Henry Autrey Kim Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bailey Beverly and William Baker Mr. and Mrs.Willis M. Ball Mr. and Mrs. Haywood M. Ball Anne and Franklin Beard Mr. C.William Bentz, III Hugh and Jeri Boggs Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowen Julie and Tom Brice Ms. Glenda Caulfield Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark Mr. and Mrs. Richard Conwill Karen and Jim Cunningham Mr. and Mrs.A. Dano Davis Lane and Clint Dawkins Charolotte and William Donovan Mr. and Mrs.William Dunford Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. Dussinger Tom and Julie Enoch William and Suellyn Enright Mr. and Mrs. Bill Epps Ann and Terry Farmand Nana and Pops Ferkenhoff Mason and Karin Flint Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Gay Mr. and Mrs. Bill Howey Mr. and Mrs.Victor Hughes, Jr. William and Brenda Hunt Mr. and Mrs.Val Hutto Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Jackson Cecilia and Brian Kane Mr. and Mrs.William Klima Nancy and Richard Kohler Krueger Family Charitable Fund Ms. Nancy Leddy Linda M. Lockwood Curtis and Mary Loftin Mr. and Mrs. Hal Lynch, Jr. Colette and Eddie May Joseph McGurrin Margaret Leu Means Joe and Elizabeth F. Meux Mr. and Mrs. Gary Montour Mr. and Mrs. James W. Moore Jorge and Margie Morales Bjorg and George Murpy Dr. and Mrs. Steven Nauman John C. and Kay Norris Mary Lee and Ted Pappas Kay Partridge Mr.Wallace A. Patzke, Jr. Raymond and Mary Lynn Posgay Mr. and Mrs.William E. Rabil, Jr. Dr. and Mrs.Webster Riggs Mrs. Frances Ripley Brian and Bonnie Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard Soltau Ray and LindaVanLandingham Mr. and Mrs. ChrisVerlander Daniele and AnthonyVetere John Waidner Mr. and Mrs. Philip Webb Carol and Ken Whyrick Linda and Robert Wolf Mr. Christopher Ball Ashby Felton Barth Eric Bradford Mr. Bronson E. Lamb, III Mr. Harper Bryan Mrs.Virginia Jones Charest Mrs. Peyton Duggan Chunn Mr. Charlie Colyer Mrs. Sarah Howard Cotchaleovitch Mrs. Celeste Rice Donovan Mrs. Norma Lockwood Farnell Suzanne Adams Felton Mrs. Shirley Waters Francis Mrs. Lesley Marchman Gittings Ms. Sally Regitko Hart Ms. Sally Regitko Hart Ashley Helmick Mr. David Hodges, Jr. Mr.Victor Hughes, III Samantha Hyde Geisler Mr. Bill Klima Mrs.Trudi Miller Lockwood Mr. Michael Loftin Mrs. Rebecca McNeil Mrs. Isabell Schwalbe Milne Mrs. Stephanie Risley Milne Mr. Jonathan Montgomery Mrs. Katherine Schnauss Naugle Mrs. Sally Ball Sharp Mr.Arthur P. Small, IV Mr. John Snelling Mrs. Caroline Steedley Smith Mrs. Jessica Nauman Stevenson Mrs. Morgan Dawkins Storm Mr. ScottVerlander Deena Bateh Wallace Mrs. Fran Moomaw Wulbern Mrs. Jan Adams Andrews Ms. Kristen Bolt Missy and Roland Boney Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bradford Mr. and Mrs. Bronson E. Lamb, III Mr. and Mrs. James Cassell Becky Cox Julia and Thomas Davis Lane and Clint Dawkins Celeste Donovan Robin and David Edwards Tom and Julie Enoch Denise Brennan Fleming Mr. and Mrs. James D. Francis Mr. and Mrs. David Goldfield Mr. Jean G. Hull Mr. and Mrs. John Humes E. Lanier Drew The McNeil Family Mr. and Mrs. Doug Milne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Milne Dawn and Jonathan Montgomery Tara and Chris Naeole Mr. and Mrs. William T. Newton Charles and Judy Pillans C. Daniel and Julie F. Rice Family Fund Jim and Dana Riley Mr. and Mrs. JonathanY. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Barney Smith Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smith Mr. and Mrs.William Steedley Mrs. Lu Stuart Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas, III Angela and Alan Wilson Mr. and Mrs.Allan Wulbern CURRENT STUDENTS CURRENT GRANDPARENTS ALUMNI 32 ALUMNI PARENTS
  • 35. Promise Fund 2015-16 DONORS by Affiliation Mr. and Mrs. James Cassell Ira and Marilynn Goldfield Annabelle Welch Hudmon Mr. and Mrs.Thomas P. Johnson Jr. Barry and Faith Mansell Joan and Russell Newton The Dianne T. Rice Family Dorothy L. Risley Mr. and Mrs. John H. Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Stokes, Jr. Ms. Marianne Boruch Box Tops for Education Ms. Martha Cook The Cotton Family Mr. and Mrs. Buck Emerson Katy Garrison Vincette Goerl Mr.William Andrews Mr. and Mrs. David Heggestad Mr. and Mrs. E. Rogers Ingram Mr. and Mrs.Thomas C. Kinirons Land's End Mr. and Mrs. David Look Ms. Diane Mathews Mathnasium Ellen Millar Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Munz Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pajcic, III Ms. Sharon A. Peterson Mr. Ryan Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Seely, Jr. Target Ms. Liz Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams Coach (3) CSX Corporation, Inc. Merck UBS Financial (2) Wells Fargo (2) Anne and Franklin Beard Mr. Jean G. Hull Lindsay and Chris Eyrick Mr. and Mrs. James Pochurek The Sherlock Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Robert Littell Mrs. Jan Adams Andrews Ashby and Josh Barth Ms. Marianne Boruch Ms. Martha Cook Mr. and Mrs. Buck Emerson Suzanne Adams Felton and Katherine Adams Felton Vincette Goerl Mr.William Andrews Mr. and Mrs. David Heggestad Mr. and Mrs.Thomas C. Kinirons Mr. and Mrs. David Look Ms. Diane Mathews Ms. Sharon A. Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Seely, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams Estate of James H.Andrews, Jr. Joe Adams Family Foundation GRANDPARENTS OF ALUMNI FRIENDS OF RPDS MATCHING GIFTS 33 BEATTY WILLIAMS BIBLE FUND JAMIE ANDREWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND ENDOWMENT FUND ROBERT W. LITTELL LITERACY FUND
  • 36. Promise Fund 2015-16 GIFTS in Honor & Memory Miss Elizabeth Ingram Linda and Rogers Ingram Curtis and Mary Loftin Harriet and Emily Loftin Barry and Faith Mansell Bonnie and BenjaminThomas Colette and Eddie May Maggie Maye Stoll Christopher and Jennifer McCranie Borghese Family and Davis Family Margaret Leu Means Hunt Family Joe and Elizabeth F. Meux Olivia and David Meux Dr. and Mrs. Steven Nauman Eli and Emily Stevenson Mary Lee and Ted Pappas Grady Gillam Sarah and Brian Parent David Parent Kay Partridge Madeleine Nieman Mr.Wallace A. Patzke, Jr. Zoe and John Gibson The Perlberg Family Julian Perlberg Suzanne and Mathew Posgay Connor and Caroline Grace Posgay Raymond and Mary Lynn Posgay Connor Posgay Dr. and Mrs.Webster Riggs Maggie andWill Riggs Mrs. Frances Ripley The Ramsay Family Dorothy L. Risley RPDS Faculty and Staff Mr.Timothy Ritch Evelyn Ritch Jennifer and John-Paul Saenz Beverly and Joe Seay Mr. Ryan Schwartz Sharon Steedley and Lea McConnell Mr. and Mrs. Justin Sims Sullivan Porter Sims Ms. Paula W. Smith Lexie Smith Mr. and Mrs. Barney Smith 2014-15 Sixth Grade Class Reverend and Mrs. Jeff Stoll Maggie Maye Stoll Ray and LindaVanLandingham Hudson Norris Daniele and AnthonyVetere Sullivan Porter Sims Mr. and Mrs. Philip Webb HenryWebb Aaron White Shirley Francis Ms. Liz Wilkinson Ian andWillWilkinson Linda and Robert Wolf Andrew and Luke Kunkle Karen and Jim Cunningham Cecilia Cunningham Ashby and Josh Barth James H.Andrews, Jr. Ms. Marianne Boruch James H.Andrews, Jr. Ms. Martha Cook James H.Andrews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Buck Emerson James H.Andrews, Jr. Suzanne Adams Felton and Katherine Adams Felton James H.Andrews, Jr. Vincette Goerl James H.Andrews, Jr. Mr.William Andrews James H.Andrews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David Heggestad James H.Andrews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.Thomas C. Kinirons James H.Andrews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.William Klima Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Conipelli Linda M. Lockwood James E. Lockwood Mr. and Mrs. David Look James H.Andrews, Jr. Ms. Diane Mathews James H.Andrews, Jr. Ms. Sharon A. Peterson James H.Andrews, Jr. Dorothy L. Risley Marianne Crosby Mr. and Mrs. Seely, Jr. James H.Andrews, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams James H.Andrews, Jr . GIFTS IN HONOR GIFTS IN MEMORY 34
  • 37. ENDOWED NAMED SCHOLARSHIP Funds Each year RPDS provides nearly $350,000 in need-based financial assistance to students enrolled at the school. Although this assistance is one way that we assure the broadest possible access to all aspects of our outstanding educational offerings, each year our funds are exhausted before all documented needs can be met. The following named funds are instrumental in allowing the school to provide confidential assistance tailored to the documented needs of individual families. The Riverside Presbyterian Day school endowment is an aggregation of assets invested by school to support the school’s educational mission in perpetuity. Annually, the RPDS Endowment Fund supports school operations in two prominent ways: 1) providing need-based financial assistance and 2) supporting faculty and curricular development. All gifts to the Riverside Presbyterian Day School (RPDS) endowment fund are restricted and invested to preserve the corpus of each donation, as well as to ensure that each donor's specific restrictions are honored. In such investing, it is the revenue produced and the appreciation of the fund as a whole that provide support for the operating budget of RPDS. ENDOWED NAMED Funds These funds provide support for innovation within the instructional curriculum, so that it remains consistent with the finest educational practices nationally. Additionally, this fund supports the education and professional growth of the faculty, when curricular advancements require retraining. Beatty Williams Bible Fund This Fund provides Bibles for graduating 6th Graders. William T. & Margery G. Christy Fund For Faculty and Curriculum Coffman Community Fund in honor of Blanche and Dan Coffman This fund is used for student leadership and outreach programs such as Project LEADS and Pathfinders. Suzanne S.Tomlinson Professional Fund in honor of Headmistress Suzanne Tomlinson (1977-94) This fund supports professional development for faculty. Jamie Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the life and memory of Jamie Andrews. Robert W. Littell Literacy Fund in honor of Headmaster Robert Littell (1994-2008) This fund provides support for the Media Center. Mary M.Williams Fund Slaughter Memorial Fund Harriet Lyons Fund for Children ENDOWMENT FUNDS Riverside’s 35
  • 38. Riverside’s BUSINESS PARTNERS Focused on the future, the Business Partners Program was started in 2012 as an opportunity to encourage mutually beneficial relationships between RPDS and mission-appropriate business, corporate and/or industry partners. Many thanks to the following businesses who chose to partner with RPDS: TITLE PARTNER ($20,000) SILVER PARTNERS ($2,500) For more information about the RPDS Business Partners Program, please visit www.rpds.com/businesspartners. GOLD PARTNERS ($5,000) BRONZE PARTNERS ($1,000) 36
  • 39. We invite you to visit www.rpds.com/give to make an online donation or to return a donation in the envelope provided. We are truly thankful for your gift as part of The Promise and the heart of Riverside!
  • 40. NON PROFIT ORG US Postage PAID Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 659 R I V E R S I D E Presbyterian Day School 830 Oak Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 www.rpds.com 145 Total Participants 100 CommunityVolunteers 38:53 Fastest FinishTime (Age 11) 12 Business Partners $29,700 Dollars Raised for RPDS