Annual Report on Giving
Annual Report on Giving 2019-2020

NAPA's "Celebrate NA" Event

This event, hosted by the Newark Academy Parents Association, brings the entire community together to celebrate student success and to support the school’s extraordinary educational experience.
Community Angel Sponsor
Jane and Mark Wilf and the Wilf Family
Silver Level Super Sponsors
Connect One Bank
Joseph A. Natoli Construction Corporation
Community Benefactor Sponsors
Nino Badridze
Debra and Ken Caplan
Deborah Mitchell-Nagpal  and Ajay Nagpal
Karen Krents and William Neate
Lisa and John Powers
Melissa and Daniel Tassé
Super Sponsor
Country Club Services Inc.
Harvard Maintenance, Inc.
Sage Dining Services
Community Leader Sponsor
Jennifer and Darren Glatt
Community Patron Sponsors
Josefina Tranfa-Abboud and Christian Abboud
Sarah and Stewart Glickman
Kimberly and Milwood Hobbs
Tracy and Steven Horowitz
Priya and Anish Rajparia
Angela and Sam Samaro
Kate Chang and Allan Tsai
Faculty Ticket Donors
Laura Abrams and Christian Correa
Laura and Alejandro San Miguel
Josefina Tranfa-Abboud and Christian Abboud
Elizabeth and Christopher Burn
Judith and John* Carlson
Hilary and David Crall
Kimberly and Patrick Culligan
Kimberly and Michael DeVirgilio
Nidhi and Ajay Dhankhar
Vanessa and Salvador Garcia
Cynthia and Thomas Gavenda
Dita and Alexandre Gerber
Tam and Leonard Gilbert
Jennifer and Darren Glatt
Sarah and Stewart Glickman
Julie and Sebastian Guth
Mae and Alexander Hacking
Kelly Ye and Chad He
Gabrielle and Philip Herman
Karen and Jeffrey Horowitz
Alexandra and Ezra Jennings
Michele and Jason Kaplan
Jennifer Mak and Peter Lee
Beth and Stuart Levene
Estelle Fournier and Alberto Lopez-Silvero
Victoria and William Lorenz
Deborah and Fred Ludtke
Renee and Paul Marchand
Carolyn and Stephen Parelli
Elizabeth Campbell and Kenneth Parsons
Noor Shaikh and Aneesh Prabhu
Valerie Radwaner and Steven Virany
Frederick Rollenhagen and Alexandra Mahoney
Debra and James C. '86 Schachtel
Janice and Jason Slomack
Carol and Rodney Sunada-Wong
Melissa and Daniel Tassé
Shoshana Schiff and Warren A. Usatine
Pooja Khanna and Rishi Varma
Robin and Ira Weidhorn
Suzanne and John Willian
Maggie Wong and How Lin Wong
Raffle/Silent Auction Donors
Anonymous (1)
Josefina Tranfa-Abboud and Christian Abboud
Elaine Brodie
Arti and Kabir Caprihan
Robin and Joel Eichler
Mae and Alexander Hacking
Amy and Michael Janay
Hetal and Neerav Kothari
Risa and Steven Lieberman
Bari Waxman and Allen Lindstrom
Renee and Paul Marchand
Newark Academy Alumni Association
Newark Academy Parents Association
Melissa and Daniel Tassé
Shilpa and Dhiren Toolsidas
Pooja Khanna and Rishi Varma
Jane and Mark Wilf and the Wilf Family
Suzanne and John Willian
NAPA Experiences
Nino Badridze
Sheila and Raymond Chandonnet
Laura Abrams and Christian Correa
Kimberly and Michael DeVirgilio
Kristin Duszak
Annette and Michael Emanuel
Mae and Alexander Hacking
Karen and David Jacob
Ki and Jeffrey Keys
Rosalind and Graeme McEvoy
Annette Diamantopoulos and William Moretti
Carolyn and Marc Pinto
Lisa and John Powers
Kristen Carlberg and Peter Wagner
Lauren and Richard Weiss
NA Faculty Experiences
Donald Austin
Richard DiBianca
Robert Downes
Rochelle Edwards
Sarah Fischer
Pegeen Galvin-Scott
Lisa Grider
Catherine Krtil
Elizabeth Barbato LaPadula
Yvette Luxenberg
Anita McKenna-Murphy
Megan and Robert Rezvani
Alexis Romay
Lou Scerra
Amy Schottland
Alexis Sommers
Michael Thayer
Jeffrey Vinikoor

Thank You To Our Donors

Learning From the Best in STEM

NA students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. So Yeon Yoon, a renowned expert in artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Dr. Yoon is a professor at Cornell University where she leads the Design for User Experience with Technology (DUET) research lab. Her work involves applications of virtual reality technology and the intersection between the science behind VR and the user experience. Dr. Yoon’s visit to the NA campus in November resulted in summer learning opportunities in Cornell’s DUET lab for six NA students -- Ryan Kim ’22, Molly Cantillon ’21, Kaya Patel ’22, Kayla Cohen ’21, Julia Seebach ’23 and Lizzie Schwartz ’21. Despite restrictions due to the pandemic, each of the NA students completed a virtual summer internship at the lab and were invited to present their projects at The MixedReality@Cornell Consortium, a professional cross-disciplinary conference focusing on virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. 
Another STEM expert, Dr. Pradeep Kumar, a Senior Portfolio Manager at Prudential Investments, visited Newark Academy in February. Dr. Kumar spoke to the students about his career path that began with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Later earning a Ph.D. in financial economics, he encouraged students with a variety of interests (e.g., arts and technology, math and music, etc.) to pursue all those interests and to recognize the importance of developing skills that are transferable and applicable to different professional fields. Today, Dr. Kumar’s work involves currency and bond trading in emerging global markets.
Throughout the school year, Newark Academy brings leading practitioners in STEM fields to campus to meet with interested NA students. These opportunities are among the many programs supported by gifts to the NA Annual Fund.
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