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Annual Report on Giving 2019-2020

Ad Lumen Society

Ad Lumen Society members demonstrate their commitment to Newark Academy at the highest levels of giving. The exceptional generosity of these leading donors fuels virtually every element of the school’s success.
Head of School’s Circle
$25,000 or more
Anonymous (3)
Marika Alzadon '89 and Samuel Cole
Ken and Debra Caplan
Leon and Toby Cooperman
Wayne and Jodi Cooperman
The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation
The Coraci Family
Lara Coraci-Basile '88 and Vincent Basile '88
F&P DeRosa Memorial Fund
Ajay and Nidhi Dhankhar
Cuong Do and Lori Rickles
Robert and Rachel Fink
Darren and Jennifer Glatt
John J. Hagenbuch '69
Arthur E. Halprin '46*
Nina and Todd Hohman
Suzanne Paragano Kane '93 and Jimmi Kane
Jefferson W. Kirby '80
Dillard Kirby '77 and Adrienne Kirby
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
Andrew '90 and Nina Kogan
Brian '65 and Sandra Maher
Robert and Wendy Marcus
Joseph A. Meyer '48*
Kishore and Anjali Mirchandani
Ajay Nagpal and Deborah Mitchell-Nagpal
The Paragano Family Foundation
Anthony '72 and Cynthia Petrello
The Petrello Family Foundation
Jane and Mark Wilf and the Wilf Family
 
Farrand’s Circle
$10,000 - $24,999
Anonymous (5)
Salvatore and Stephanie Badalamenti
Nino Badridze
Ragavan and Kala Bala
John H. '69 and Joan Bess
David Castelblanco and Laura Castelblanco Engelhardt
Lawrence G. Cetrulo '67
Fabrice and Sylvaine Chouraqui
The Anne L. and George H. Clapp Charitable Trust
Jeffrey Cohen '81 and Christine Paul Cohen '89
Christian Correa and Laura Abrams
David and Hilary Crall
Samuel W. Croll III '68
Robert W. Dalrymple '69
Robert and Anne Essner
Cassandra Hardman
Jeffrey and Karen Horowitz
Steven and Tracy Horowitz
Robert and Brenda Kunzweiler
Andrew and Wendy Lacey
Bernard A. Leroe '61*
Leroe Family Charitable Foundation
Stuart and Beth Levene
Michael Li and Jenny Xun
Richard and Lianne Mandelbaum
David D. '77 and Elizabeth McGraw
Steven Nehmer and Paige Albano-Nehmer
Newark Academy Alumni Association
John and Georgana Porcek
Valerie Radwaner and Steven Virany
Michael '87 and Chi Rockoff
Alexander '96 and Lauren Rose
Joseph Rubin and Corinne Winston
Marko Ruso and Ann Schwarz
Evan Sotiriou and Lorraine Dias-Sotiriou
Joshua and Jill Tarnow
Melissa and Daniel Tassé
William T. Wachenfeld '44
Val Wagner and Megan Watt
Patrick Wang and Vickie H. Yin
Ira and Robin Weidhorn
Larry and Gayle Wieseneck
Vyacheslav Zhukov and Julia Minina
 
Cornerstone Circle
$5,000 - $9,999
Anonymous (1)
Christian Abboud and Josefina Tranfa-Abboud
Nikhil '96 and Nitika Barai
Brett and Karen Baris
Mark and Meredith Blake
Sandeep and Sonal Bordia
Andrew Breckman and Beth Landau
Patricia Budziak and William Beecher
Erwin and Jeanine Bulan
Christopher and Elizabeth Burn
Kabir and Arti Caprihan
Christopher Carroll
Andrew J. Carter '09
Daniel and Isabella Chernin
Robert and Ewa Czyzewski
Bradley DeLamielleure and Mary Wei-DeLamielleure
David Doobin '07
Michael Doobin '10
Stanley K. Doobin '77
Adam and Laura Epstein
David and Annemarie Feldman
Karen Guy-Smith and James Smith
William F. Haynes '44
Shannon H. Hedvat '03
Bruce and Ilene Jacobs and Family
Basel and Andrea Kayyali
Jeffrey Kotzen and Danielle Voogt
Michael Li and Jenny Xun
William and Victoria Lorenz
Zhijian Lu and Yan Ji
Paul and Renee Marchand
Graeme and Rosalind McEvoy
Joseph A. Natoli Construction Corp.
John B. Newman '69
John Paolini and Eva Lepisto
Rakesh and Amnisha Parameshwar
Tom and Winnie Polen
Ralph Powell III '72
Lisa and John Powers
Aneesh Prabhu and Noor Shaikh
Daniel Pyo and Helen Cha-Pyo
Anish and Priya Rajparia
Dino and Janet Robusto
Michael and Joanne Rosenberg
Hugh and Alice Rovit
Maria Coraci Sabando '86 and Otto Sabando
Somnath and Neena Sarkar
Steven and Susan Scheichet
Jeffrey Seymour '75
Anish and Dhwani Shah
William and Su Shen
James Solomon '02
Warren A. Usatine and Shoshana Schiff
Adam Wang and Jade An
Andrew and Melinda Waskow
John Whitehurst and Rhuna Shen
Jeffrey and Allison Wise
Aiqun Wu and Xin Wen
Shaw Wu and Yu Chen
Evan H. '83 and Meghan Zucker
 
First Street Circle
$2,500 - $4,999 
Anonymous (1)
Archit '83 and Monal Amin
Donald Austin and Karolyn Ide
Lisa Lautenberg Birer '83
William D. Bloom and Ruth Redmond Bloom '80
Joseph and Carolyn Borlo
Conley and Emily Chee
Ronald and Karen Cleeve
Brett and Heidi Cohen
Andrew and Mary Dakos
Albert A. Del Negro '61 and Patrisha Creevy
Louis and Shani Drogin
Ian and Alisa Eagle
Scott and Betsy Fishbone
Michael Gallagher and Catherine Kyriakatos
Jeffrey '65 and Elaine Garrod
Justin '93 and Jacqueline Garrod
Alexandre and Dita Gerber
Jason S. Granet '96
William D. Green '69
Chad He and Kelly Ye
Brandon Hedvat '06
Ellen Lautenberg Hendel '75
Kim S. Hirsh '80
Milwood and Kimberly Hobbs
Yuan Hu and Jennifer Shen
Ying Huang and Liping Wang
Eric and Samantha Kanter
Jason and Michele Kaplan
Wayne D. '85 and Patti Kent and Family
Neerav and Hetal Kothari
Winston Kung and Jacquelyn Leung
Joshua Lautenberg '86
Lois Lautenberg*
The Lautenberg Foundation
Allen Lindstrom and Bari Waxman
Jonathan and Jamie Mach
Joseph P. '81 and Christine McGrath
Nan Lautenberg Morgart '77
Noah and Jennifer Puntus
Gary and Karen Rose
Alejandro and Laura San Miguel
Robert Sikellis and Georgia Giannakopoulou
Lawrence D. Taylor '50
William Van Winkle '52
Kimberley '85 and William Wachtel
Stephen and Ruth Waxman
Roger and Suzanne Witt
Ling Zhang and Yiyi Zhong
 
Founders’ Circle
$1,774 - $2,499
Georges and Christiane Agkpo
Richard S. Beltram '69
Tian Bu and Xueying Shen
Robert Chang and Fang Zhou
Patrick E.  '62 and Beverlee Ciccone
Michael and Kimberly DeVirgilio
Deborah Dixler
Michael B. Frankel '54
Douglas and Dana Friedman
Lisa Grider and Mitch Lawrence
Norman Grossblatt '52
Sebastain and Julie Guth
Erwin Hermans and Rupa Basu
Leslie Johnson, Jr. '48
Andy Kim and Kelly Hwang
Frank Koch II '50
Andres Lederman and Lourdes Blanco
Shaolin Li and Jin Cao
Ashish and Smruti Parikh
Francesco and Francesca Pinelli
Howard and Betty Schwartz
Laurence and Susan Shiff
Adam Siegel and April Wazeka
Jeffrey J. '82 and Nancy Silverman
Jared Stadlin '94
Richard Tillyer and Sandra Morris
Allan Tsai and Kate Chang
Sundar Varadarajan and Jyoti Ananth
Weixing and Leilei Wang
Yanhui Wang and Xun Chen
Greg and Maryl Wilensky
Gregory and Erika Wright
Kerem and Loo Yaman
Steven Zhang and Sherry Deng
 
Red and Black Circle
$1,000 - $1,773
Anonymous (2)
Robert G. Abrams '64
Baki and Yesim Acikel
Marc and Heather Adelman
Zachary Alpern '02 and Pria Talwar Alpern '02
Ruth Antwi '10
Nathan Arnell and Heidi Hellring
Robert A. Aronson '68
Joseph and Pearl Ball
Rohit '93 and Vini Bawa
Mark Becker and Elizabeth Skoler
Mark '64 and Randy Belnick
Jeffrey and Emily Berkowitz
Jon and Marni Betlow
Jamacha Bloom Family Foundation
Kevin and Deborah Bollinger
Christopher and Katy Burns
Robert E. Butler '59
Shengli Cai and Yuhui Hu
Benton Campbell and Yiba Ng
John* and Judith Carlson
Pramod Chakravarthy and Vandana Venkatesh
Michael and Megeen Charvala
Michele Chiles-Hickman '86
Asha Talwar Coco '99
Robert '46 and Marion Cronheim
Patrick and Kimberly Culligan
Jiangbo Dang and Xianqin Wang
Robin and Joel Eichler
Morgan Elwyn
Thomas and Catherine Errico
Jerome and Diane Forman
Nicole Shafman Frankel '90
Rebecca Moll Freed '94 and Gregory Freed
Salvador Garcia and Vanessa Cangas
Gerry and Durga Gaviola
Genova Burns LLC
George '51* and Sandra Gering
Kumar Ghafoor '10
Jack and Myra Gibson
James and Kathleen Gilbert
Jordan and Suzanne Glatt
Stewart and Sarah Glickman
Jonathan and Melissa Goidel
Jayme and Natalie Goldstein
Vladimir and Marianna Gorbaty
Jian Guo and Jie Wu
Mae and Alexander Hacking
Peter Hardin '75
William D. Hardin, Jr. '71
Nancy Baird Harwood '75 and William Harwood
Lauren G. Hedvat '01
Friedrich and Sally Holzapfel
Scott Hunt '61
Jeaan Hwang and Meehyung Cho
Carl H. Ill '62
Lauren Jacobs-Lazer '98
Michael and Amy Janay
Ian '90 and Jennifer Josloff
Philip D. Kaltenbacher '55
Alexandra Katz '14
Jason Katz '17
Thomas and Rhonda Kean
Kean Foundation, Inc.
Jeffrey and Ki Keys
Arthur M. Klebanoff '65
Roman and Irena Kramarchuk
Walter H. Kunisch '61
Alberto Lopez-Silvero and Estelle Fournier
Juan Lorenzo
Fernando Maddock '92
Kelly Marx '51
John A. McCoubrey '69
Scott McGraw '74
Michael T. Melneck, Jr. '80
Lisa K. Millman '92
Kash and Rasika Mishra
Inkai Mu and Ying Li
Lisa and William Mulligan
Michael and Brooke Murphy
Ernie and Wendy Ou
Nelly and John Pascal
Peter and Betsy Peña
Alan S. Penziner '69
Richard Perl '71
Donald and Maria Quigley
Michael Reid and Sofina Mirza-Reid
Elizabeth (Penney) Riegelman
Siprian and Anisha Rodrigues
Stuart Rogers '79 and Brooke Nichols Rogers '79
Clayton and Julianne Rose
Lena Hill Ryals '94
Michael and Emily Schonbraun
Paul R. '70 and Amy Schottland
Jenna Smith Schwerdt '98
Michael '70 and Rosemary Scoppetuolo
Stephen Socolof and Cristina Corona
Peter A. Solomon '00
Kenneth and Carrie Somberg
George Steinmetz and Lisa Bannon
Van S. Stevens '65
Vincent Strully, Jr. '65
Louis Todd III '79
Sally and James Toffey
Ram and Kalpana Tumu
Moti Vyas
Glenn A. Waldorf '90
Jin Wang and Jill Tang Wang
Richard and Lauren Weiss
Robert H. '64 and Anita Wellen
Stephen and Melissa Wong
Chengwu Yin and Yingrong Yang
Chaohao Zhang and Yimin Wu
Daniel Zheng and Wendy Han
Lei Zhou and Yuan Xu
 
*Deceased

Thank You To Our Donors

Cetrulo Family Fencing Center Renovation Sparks A Historic Year

The renovations and technological upgrades to The Cetrulo Family Fencing Center during the summer of 2019 made the NA facility one of the finest fencing centers in the United States. The installation of new, specialized flooring and five state-of-the-art “strips” that provide electronic scoring top the list of improvements within the new center. The upgraded center was opened prior to a historic season for the Minuteman Boys’ Varsity team, which brought home its first-ever State Championship banner in 2020. In addition to clinching the Boys’ New Jersey Interscholastic Fencing Association (NJIFA) Team Tournament title for the first time, the Minutemen also won the District 3 and Prep B championships. The team’s successes also resulted in individual accolades. Sophomores Michael Pyo and Konrad Czyzewski were named USA Fencing All-Americans. Michael was named to the First Team in Foil, while Konrad was named to the Second Team for Saber. The team was led by Head Coach Dan Bailey-Yavonditte, in his second year at the NA helm. Coach “BY”, as the student-athletes call him, was named 2020 USA Fencing National High School Coach of the Year. Renovations to the fencing center were funded by donations from the Cetrulo Family, including Newark Academy Trustee Lawrence G. Cetrulo ’67.
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