Annual Report on Giving
Annual Report on Giving 2019-2020

Faculty and Staff Donors

Contributions from faculty and staff do much more than provide funds for programs, classroom materials, financial aid and other needs. These gifts are endorsement of Newark Academy, demonstrating a deep belief in the school’s core goals and mission, signaling to others that this an institution worthy of support. For the sixth consecutive year, every member of NA’s faculty and staff contributed to the Annual Fund – a resounding expression of dedication and leadership from within.
Amanda Addison '06+
Andrew Alford
John Amosa
Tom Ashburn
Donald Austin
Joseph Ball+
David Beckman
Jack Bender
Willard Blaskopf+
William Blomn
Elizabeth Bona-Beach
Joseph Borlo+
Annette Brennan
Judy Briod+
Elaine Brodie
Garrett Caldwell
Nancy Celente
Shun-Yao Chang
Warren Christian+
Caitlin Ciampaglio
James Coe
Jessica Cohen
Sean Cosgrove
Charles Crosby
Raymond Cruitt+
Tara Ann DelRusso
Sami Demir
Richard DiBianca
Deborah Dixler+
Judi Dougherty*+
Robert Downes
Kristin Duszak
Rochelle Edwards
Cori Eggert
Amy Larkey Emelianoff
Daniel Erlandson
Moussa Fall
Diana Fernandes
Keith Fischer
Sarah Fischer
Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick
Gabriella Galvez
Pegeen Galvin-Scott
Eileen Gilbert
Theodore Gilbreath+
Sam Goldfischer
Luis Gomez+
Lisa Grider
Jayme Guarino
Sarah Guelich
Youthser Guerrero
Gardy Guiteau
LaRita Hamilton
Stephanie Hammond
Benson Hawk
William Hobson
Amy Hone
Andrei Ionescu
Arlene Jachim+
Erik Jacobsen
Julie Madison Jacoby+
Scott Jacoby+
Christine Johnson
Scott Johnson
Jeff Kacur+
Derek Kanarek+
David Kapferer
Stacey Kaplan-Layton+
Robert Kapps
Drew Kesler
W. Wesselink Keur+
Catherine Krtil
Karen Kuser
Viraj Lal
Andrea Lankin
Elizabeth Barbato LaPadula
Felipe Ledezma
John Limmer+
Fan Luo
Yvette Luxenberg
Mary Lysinger
Alexandra Mahoney
Keith Malinak+
Robert Mallalieu
Nicholas Manfreda
Anthony Marano+
Sandra Marano
Marissa Marino
Debra W. Marr+
Courtney Marsallo+
Holly Maykow '08+
Tim McCall
Anita McKenna-Murphy
Maria Teresa McNeilly-Anta '93
Melissa Miller
Steve Miller
Sarah Morgan
Kirsti Morin
Jean Moroz
Lisa Mulligan
Patricia Neary
Evan Nisenson '99
Kathleen Ollen
Reyther Ortega
Sandy Palmer
Lenora Parks
Blackwood Parlin+
Joan Parlin+
Nelly Pascal
Daniel Petrillo '06
Eileen Petrillo
Dana Pomykala
Candice Powell-Cadwell+
Margaret Purcell
Cathy Pursell+
Ed Pursell '02
Alberto Quintos
Salomon Quintos
Segundo Quintos
Daniel Reed
Rachael Reeves
Megan Rezvani
Robert Rezvani
Jessica Rice
Jordyn Richardson-Norris '14+
Elizabeth (Penney) Riegelman+
Scott Robinson
Frederick Rollenhagen
Alexis Romay
Debra Ronan
Scott Rowling
Jennifer Rusek+
Andrew Ryan
Hernando Santamaria
Suzanne Sawatzky-Harttree+
Lou Scerra
Norman Schafler+
Amy Schottland
Robin Scott+
Rachel Shapiro Cooper
Noelle Shirey
Samad A. Siddiqui
Barbara Sine
Alexis Sommers
Elizabeth Sparacino
Kerri Speck
Carol Spooner
Brian Stephenson
Richard Stilliard
Neil Stourton
Matthew Sugam
Karen Swanson
Lizzy Takyi
Debra Tavares
Abigail Taylor
Michael Thayer
Julius Tolentino
Margaret Tolmie
Jay Torson
Carlos Trujillo
Anthony Ungaro
Ian Vallone
Jeffrey Vinikoor
Kathleen Wade
Renée Walker
Kristin Walpole+
Donald Webster+
Mary Ellen Weinel
Kerry Winiarski
James Worrell
Hannah Wyrzykowski+
Joey Yow
Tao Zhu
+Former Faculty/Staff

Thank You To Our Donors

Appreciating The Effort

March 12, 2020 was one of very few unhappy days at Newark Academy. The announced closure of the campus due to the coronavirus pandemic left both students and faculty with great uncertainty. Yet just a few weeks later, after a Spring Break filled with skill-building and lesson-plan revisions, the NA faculty and staff were back, delivering educational excellence remotely. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most tech-savvy educators, including Instructional Technologist Stephanie Hammond, Newark Academy faculty members leaned into innovation to ensure that students could continue to learn and to fully engage in all aspects of the NA experience. From live-streamed science lab demonstrations and online art projects to work-out videos, online choral performances and remote school council elections, NA’s faculty and staff met the challenges of creating a “new normal” for students during the nearly three-month long shutdown.
To recognize and express appreciation for these efforts, parents and students made gifts to the NA Annual Fund as part of Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7. While several of the gifts honored the entire faculty and staff, most of the gifts were given as a special “thank you” to one or more teachers who were making an impact on the lives of the donating student and his/her family. Teachers and staff members who were honored with such gifts received personal notes of appreciation. As one NA faculty member noted, “There is no better gift to receive from a student or parent than hearing them say ‘thank you for your efforts.’ It really means the world to us.” Teacher Appreciation Day contributed a total of nearly $25,000 to the Annual Fund – and a year’s worth of smiles on the faces of the faculty.
Reimagining rigor for students in grades 6-12