Annual Report on Giving
Annual Report on Giving 2019-2020

First-Time Donors

A tradition of community involvement in supporting Newark Academy begins with a first gift. NA's superb faculty, outstanding facilities and unique educational programs continue to flourish each year thanks to enthusiastic donors who make gifts for the first time.
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Baki and Yesim Acikel
Marc and Heather Adelman
John Amosa
Elizabeth Anderson '10
Julie Balzano '00
Jack Bender
Benjamin Bollinger '17
Sandeep and Sonal Bordia
Adam Branovan '16
Shengli Cai and Yuhui Hu
Ken and Debra Caplan
Kabir and Arti Caprihan
Catherine Celente '16
Venkat and Sree Chalasani
Robert Chang and Fang Zhou
David and Hilary Crall
Charles Crosby
Chloe Cubbage '15
David Dai and Ji Qin
Jiangbo Dang and Xianqin Wang
Jennifer Danis
Eileen Della Volle
Samarth Desu '19
Jason Diamond '89
Lauren DiRuggiero '10
Quianda Dyer
Christina Elliott '02
Morgan Elwyn
Drew Flanagan '19
Roberto Flores and Tania Lee
Mark Fox
Sydney Fullilove '20
Michael Gallagher and Catherine Kyriakatos
Salvador and Vanessa Garcia
Alexandre and Dita Gerber
Patrick Gerish '14
Davor and Larisa Gjivoje
Spencer Glassman '19
Jayme and Natalie Goldstein
Youthser Guerrero
Sebastian and Julie Guth
LaRita Hamilton
Edward Harwood '13
Pierce C. Henderson '19
Philip and Gabrielle Herman
Milwood and Kimberly Hobbs
Yuan Hu and Jennifer Shen
Bruce Huang and Jill Ji
William Hutchinson '19
Mario S. Iturria '19
Howard and Michelle Jacobs
Stephen Jezek
Lei Jiang and Wei Chen
Randy Jones
Jason and Michele Kaplan
Mackenzie Kent '19
Zachary Kessel '19
Winston Kung and Jacquelyn Leung
Lisa Lane-Adams
Kelly Lazarus '14
Marley Lazarus '14
Alexander Leaf '19
Jack Levene '20
Aaron Levy '16
Elenitsa Lewis
Guotao Lu and Yang Xiong
Caryl Lucas
Fan Luo
Evan MacGregor '19
Keith Malinak
Naveen McNeal '26
Karina Mehta '16
Gregory Melillo '13
Elizabeth Merrigan '16
Kevin Mittal '15
Sarah Morgan
Michael Mszanski '09
Inkai Mu and Ying Li
William J. Mulligan '19
Michael and Tara Murphy
Maximillian Orsini '99
Anthony and Linda Papadopoulos
Peter-Anthony Pappas '97
Lenora Parks
Peter and Betsy Peña
Gustavo and Alexis Pesquin
Ralph Powell III '72
Ana Quintero
Sandeep Ramachandran and Ramya Narayanan
Daniel Reed
Samuel Rosenberg '15
Scott Rowling
Paul Sadate
Sam and Angela Samaro
Sean and Yasmeen Sampson
Hernando Santamaria
Nurridin Sharif and Ginger Garrett
Andrew Sherman '88
Samuel Sherman '10
Adam Siegel and April Wazeka
Robert Sikellis and Georgia Giannakopoulou
Jacob Smith and Corinna Schnieders
Phinneus Sonin '89
Richard Stilliard
Karen Swanson
Elizabeth Swenson '13
Elizabeth Takyi
Mahesh Thapa and Roshani Thakuri
Margaret Tolmie
Allan Tsai and Kate Chang
Rick Turk
Elyse Uppal '07
Rachel Usatine '23
Sundar Varadarajan and Jyoti Ananth
Samuel Vazir '16
Sheila Vazir '16
Ronald Voogt
Moti Vyas
Renée Walker
Stephen and Ruth Waxman
Kaitlin Weiss '21
Michael Weiss '87
Nicholas and Emilie Whitley
Rachel Wilf '16
Jeffrey and Allison Wise
Jackson Wong and Hueiling Chen
Samuel Wood '15
Roman Wright '19
Anurag and Puja Yagnik
Zhenglin Yan and Hongmei Chen
Chengwu Yin and Yingrong Yang
David You '19
Suhua Zhang
Zhe Zhang and Danni Jiao
Kenith Zhou '13
Tao Zhu

Thank You To Our Donors

The Impact of Black History

Newark Academy hosts a wide range of noted educators, scientists and writers throughout each school year, giving students the opportunity to hear significant voices and connect their ideas with their work in the classroom. Donor support of the NA Annual Fund makes these lectures and programs possible. This includes Black History Month which was celebrated at Newark Academy throughout the month of February 2020. Student presentations at Morning Meeting, club meetings and class discussions took place throughout the month as students and faculty celebrated the Black diaspora. An evening program, co-sponsored by NA’s Equity & Inclusion Team, Umojaa (now named the Black Student Union), featured historian Don S. Polite, Jr. speaking on “The Burden of Respectable Behaviour: Race and Gender Under the U.S. Jim Crow Empire.” The event, which took place in the Wilf Middle School Commons, brought together members of the NA community to have a facilitated discussion with Mr. Polite.
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