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Annual Report on Giving 2019-2020

Parents

At Newark Academy, an impressive number of parents go far beyond expectations in order to help provide an expectational education for all students, volunteering time and financial resources to ensure that Newark Academy’s vibrant and vital community continues to rise.
This list includes all Newark Academy parents who have donated to NA during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.  Annual Fund participation percentage only includes those who donated to the 2019-2020 Annual Fund.

Class of 2020
Annual Fund Participation – 50%
Anonymous: (3)
Oliver and Jeanmarie Armas
William and Cheryl Bader
Ragavan and Kala Bala
Tian Bu and Xueying Shen
Christopher Carroll
Conley and Emily Chee
Thomas Chen and Angela Lin
Brett and Heidi Cohen
Jeffrey Cohen '81 and Christine Paul Cohen '89
Andrew and Mary Dakos
Michael and Kimberly DeVirgilio
James and Dorothy Dion
Michael and Annette Emanuel
David and Annemarie Feldman
Scott and Lisa Freidenrich
Harold and Carolyn Fullilove
Stewart and Sarah Glickman
Erwin Hermans and Rupa Basu
David and Cynthia Hwang
Bruce Jenkins
David and Karyn Leit
Stuart and Beth Levene
Steven and Risa Lieberman
Michael and Catherine Linenberg
Zhijian Lu and Yan Ji
Fred and Deborah Ludtke
David D. '77 and Elizabeth McGraw
Maria Teresa '93 and Brad McNeilly-Anta
Kishore and Anjali Mirchandani
Kash and Rasika Mishra
William Moretti and Annette Diamantopoulos
Stephen and Debra Murphy
Scott Orr and Carmen Mak
Joshua and Stacey Nadell
Rakesh and Amnisha Parameshwar
John and Georgana Porcek
Lisa and John Powers
Christopher Rich and Nicole Holzapfel
Siprian and Anisha Rodrigues
Michael and Joanne Rosenberg
Ted and Anna Ruberti
Marko Ruso and Ann Schwarz
James C. '86 and Debra Schachtel
Tobias Schraven and Tracy Gottschalk-Schraven
Qianli Song and Ying Huang
George Steinmetz and Lisa Bannon
Rodney and Carol Sunada-Wong
Matthew and Rebecca Swope
David Tam and Elaine Eng
Tracey Taylor
Raghunandan and Yogini Varma
Anthony and Shari Verrone
Hans and Beatrice Vestberg
Weixing and Leilei Wang
Yanhui Wang and Xun Chen
Jane and Mark Wilf and the Wilf Family
Joy Witlin
Gregory and Erika Wright
Aiqun Wu and Xin Wen
 
Class of 2021
Annual Fund Participation – 60%
Anonymous (2)
Georges and Christiane Agkpo
Richard Alpert and Lily Chang
Marika Alzadon '89 and Samuel Cole
Jeffrey and Emily Berkowitz
Brian Bill and Mary Puzzuoli-Bill
Camille Brown
Christopher and Elizabeth Burn
Marc and Lilly Cantillon
Yu Cao and Yan Chen
Pramod Chakravarthy and Vandana Venkatesh
Raymond and Sheila Chandonnet
Michael and Megeen Charvala
Jerry Cheung and Leslie Wong
Chi Choy and Haolin Xu
Ronald and Karen Cleeve
Brett and Heidi Cohen
Ajay and Nidhi Dhankhar
Stephanie Lichtenstein Edman '88 and Michael Edman
Scott and Betsy Fishbone
Justin '93 and Jacqueline Garrod
Jonathan and Melissa Goidel
Fengrui Gu and Shiyao Xu
Nina and Todd Hohman
Ritesh and Nidhi Idnani
Prasad Inampudi and Kalyani Maddali-Inampudi
Brendan and Erika January
Suzanne Paragano Kane '93 and Jimmi Kane
Jeffrey and Ki Keys
Andrew '90 and Nina Kogan
Pradeep Kumar and Nidhi Gupta
Allen Lindstrom and Bari Waxman
Karl and Gigi Loh
Jonathan and Jamie Mach
Robert and Wendy Marcus
Nicola Martindale and Brenda Williamson
Daniel Max and Sarah Blustain
Patrick and Moira McCullough
Lisa and William Mulligan
Ernie and Wendy Ou
Stephen and Carolyn Parelli
Ashish and Smruti Parikh
Gustavo and Alexis Pesquin
Francesco and Francesca Pinelli
Donald and Maria Quigley
Ana Quintero
Ajay and Aradhana Rajkumar
Houston Robinson and Brigitte McCray
Marc and Linda Rubman
Somnath and Neena Sarkar
Steven and Susan Scheichet
Al and Sharon Simmons
David Speck and Lisa Barisciano
Alexander Sze and Nina Tsung-Sze
Joshua and Jill Tarnow
Tiffany R. Taylor Smith
Warren A. Usatine and Shoshana Schiff
Kimberley '85 and William Wachtel
Jin Wang and Jill Tang Wang
Richard and Lauren Weiss
Nicholas and Emilie Whitley
How Lin Wong and Maggie Wong
Lei Xie and Pei Chen
Kjell and Sonya Youngren
Ling Zhang and Yiyi Zhong
Lei Zhou and Yuan Xu

Class of 2022
Annual Fund Participation – 79%
Anonymous (3)
Christian Abboud and Josefina Tranfa-Abboud
Cecil Akiwumi and Karen Akinsanya-Akiwumi
Thomas and Justina Alaeto
David and Leila Alland
Marika Alzadon '89 and Samuel Cole
Ragavan and Kala Bala
Christopher and Katy Burns
Benton Campbell and Yiba Ng
John* and Judith Carlson
Venkat and Sree Chalasani
Fabrice and Sylvaine Chouraqui
Kerwin and Maria Cortez
Patrick and Kimberly Culligan
Robert and Ewa Czyzewski
Adam and Lisa Derman
Louis and Shani Drogin
Marc and Jamie Falkin
Scott and Betsy Fishbone
Jacqueline Lipsius Fleysher '93
David and Patricia France
Rebecca Moll Freed '94 and Gregory Freed
Michael and Cavarly Garrett
Leonard and Tam Gilbert
Vladimir and Marianna Gorbaty
Cassandra Hardman
Jeffrey and Karen Horowitz
Jeaan Hwang and Meehyung Cho
Michael and Catherine Hynes
Michael and Amy Janay
Ezra and Alexandra Jennings
Thomas and Rhonda Kean
Drew and Maryanne Kesler
Andy Kim and Kelly Hwang
Raphael and Orly Knoller
Jeffrey Kotzen and Danielle Voogt
Roman and Irena Kramarchuk
John Kung and Linda Chan
Andres Lederman and Lourdes Blanco
Jay and Katherine Lee
Hong Lei and Jenny Cai
Zhong Li and Jing Xu
William and Victoria Lorenz
Zhijian Lu and Yan Ji
Brent MacGregor and Kimberly Burgoyne
Kash and Rasika Mishra
Stephen and Debra Murphy
Ajay Nagpal and Deborah Mitchell-Nagpal
Natalee N. Nelson-Martin
Michael and Heather Nowak
Scott Orr and Carmen Mak
John and Gloria Pak
Rakesh and Amnisha Parameshwar
Lisa and John Powers
Aneesh Prabhu and Noor Shaikh
Daniel Pyo and Helen Cha-Pyo
Valerie Radwaner and Steven Virany
Anish and Priya Rajparia
Eddie and Dana Rivas
Hugh and Alice Rovit
Maria Coraci Sabando '86 and Otto Sabando
Laurence and Susan Shiff
Marc and Kimberly Simon
Jacob Smith and Corinna Schnieders
Stephen Socolof and Cristina Corona
Carl and Dawn Stith
Matthew and Rebecca Swope
Melissa and Daniel Tassé
Richard Tillyer and Sandra Morris
Dhiren and Shilpa Toolsidas
Val Wagner and Megan Watt
Andrew and Melinda Waskow
Ira and Robin Weidhorn
John Whitehurst and Rhuna Shen
Roger and Suzanne Witt
Stephen and Melissa Wong
Shaw Wu and Yu Chen
Chaohao Zhang and Yimin Wu
Rutie Zhou and Ying Li
 
Class of 2023
Annual Fund Participation – 67%
Anonymous (5)
Marc and Heather Adelman
Steven and Maria Aloupis
Matthew and Kerry Atlas
Salvatore and Stephanie Badalamenti
Nino Badridze
Andrew Breckman and Beth Landau
Tian Bu and Xueying Shen
Erwin and Jeanine Bulan
Shengli Cai and Yuhui Hu
Marc and Lilly Cantillon
Kabir and Arti Caprihan
Robert Chang and Fang Zhou
Conley and Emily Chee
Daniel and Isabella Chernin
David and Hilary Crall
David Dai and Ji Qin
Louis and Shani Drogin
Joel and Robin Eichler
Adam and Laura Epstein
Robert and Rachel Fink
Harold and Carolyn Fullilove
Michael Gallagher and Catherine Kyriakatos
Antony and Michele Ghee
Stewart and Sarah Glickman
Mae and Alexander Hacking
Erwin Hermans and Rupa Basu
Bruce Huang and Jill Ji
Sterling and Angel Jamurath
Lei Jiang and Wei Chen
Amardeep and Manjot Kahlon
Drew and Maryanne Kesler
Andrew '90 and Nina Kogan
Pradeep Kumar and Nidhi Gupta
Winston Kung and Jacquelyn Leung
Robert and Brenda Kunzweiler
Shaolin Li and Jin Cao
Alberto Lopez-Silvero and Estelle Fournier
Juan Lorenzo
Guotao Lu and Yang Xiong
Brent MacGregor and Kimberly Burgoyne
Maria Teresa '93 and Brad McNeilly-Anta
Kirsti Morin and Neil Stourton
Inkai Mu and Ying Li
William Neate and Karen Krents
Sandy and Robert Palmer
Kenneth Parsons and Elizabeth Campbell
Tom and Winnie Polen
Michael Reid and Sofina Mirza-Reid
David Rodin and Elke Erschfeld
Joseph Rubin and Corinne Winston
Marko Ruso and Ann Schwarz
Sam and Angela Samaro
James C. '86 and Debra Schachtel
Steven and Susan Scheichet
Tobias Schraven and Tracy Gottschalk-Schraven
Anish and Dhwani Shah
Nurridin Sharif and Ginger Garrett
Adam Siegel and April Wazeka
Melissa and Daniel Tassé
Tiffany R. Taylor Smith
Mahesh Thapa and Roshani Thakuri
Allan Tsai and Kate Chang
Warren A. Usatine and Shoshana Schiff
Sundar Varadarajan and Jyoti Ananth
Pamela Helfant Vichengrad '94 and Jared Vichengrad
Moti Vyas
Yanhui Wang and Xun Chen
Andrew and Melinda Waskow
Nicholas and Emilie Whitley
Jackson Wong and Hueiling Chen
James Wright and Laura Farmer
Zhenglin Yan and Hongmei Chen
Zhe Zhang and Danni Jiao
Vyacheslav Zhukov and Julia Minina
 
Class of 2024
Participation – 72%
Baki and Yesim Acikel
Mark Becker and Elizabeth Skoler
Jon and Marni Betlow
Mark and Meredith Blake
Garrett Caldwell and Candice Powell-Cadwell
David Castelblanco and Laura Castelblanco Engelhardt
Pramod Chakravarthy and Vandana Venkatesh
Ronald and Karen Cleeve
Lara Coraci-Basile '88 and Vincent Basile '88
Christian Correa and Laura Abrams
Dianette Correa
Andrew and Mary Dakos
Michael and Kimberly DeVirgilio
Quianda Dyer
Rebecca Moll Freed '94 and Gregory Freed
Jian Guo and Jie Wu
Mae and Alexander Hacking
Kartik Hariharan and Rohini Vira
Philip and Gabrielle Herman
Jeffrey and Karen Horowitz
Steven and Tracy Horowitz
David and Karen Jacob
David and Lori Kapferer
Jeffrey and Ki Keys
Neerav and Hetal Kothari
Andrew and Wendy Lacey
Michael Li and Jenny Xun
Richard and Lianne Mandelbaum
Paul and Renee Marchand
Kevin and Leigh Mumford
Michael and Heather Nowak
Guanghui Peng and Fang Zhao
Vadim Pevzner and Olga Freidzon
Tom and Winnie Polen
Anish and Priya Rajparia
Alejandro and Laura San Miguel
William and Su Shen
Robert Sikellis and Georgia Giannakopoulou
Sergiy Sirichenko and Larisa Golub
Jason and Janice Slomack
Jacob Smith and Corinna Schnieders
Evan Sotiriou and Lorraine Dias-Sotiriou
Julius and Michelle Tolentino
Rishi Varma and Pooja Khanna
Adam Wang and Jade An
Ira and Robin Weidhorn
Daniel Zheng and Wendy Han
           
Class of 2025
Annual Fund Participation – 64%
Anonymous (1)
Marika Alzadon '89 and Samuel Cole
Ragavan and Kala Bala
Brett and Karen Baris
Sandeep and Sonal Bordia
Andrew Breckman and Beth Landau
Ken and Debra Caplan
Claude and Natalka Chevance
Nebiyat Desta and Meron Sherif
Bogdan and Jasminka Dragovic
Adam and Laura Epstein
Robert and Rachel Fink
Thomas and Cynthia Gavenda
Darren and Jennifer Glatt
Stewart and Sarah Glickman
Karen Guy-Smith and James Smith
Chad He and Kelly Ye
Ying Huang and Liping Wang
Eric and Samantha Kanter
Basel and Andrea Kayyali
Kwanghyon Ko and Bokyung Kim
Robert and Brenda Kunzweiler
Lisa Lane-Adams
Michael and Catherine Linenberg
Steven Nehmer and Paige Albano-Nehmer
Guanghui Peng and Fang Zhao
Michael Reid and Sofina Mirza-Reid
Michael and Emily Schonbraun
Evan Sotiriou and Lorraine Dias-Sotiriou
Amit and Sushmita Srivastav
Edmund and Julie Tai
Val Wagner and Megan Watt
Nathan and Bianca Wallace
How Lin Wong and Maggie Wong
James Wright and Laura Farmer
Steven Xu and Maggie Wang
Anuroop Yadav and Megha Kant
Anurag and Puja Yagnik
Jeff and Lingling Zhuang
 
Class of 2026
Annual Fund Participation – 67%
Jon and Marni Betlow
Mark and Meredith Blake
Garrett Caldwell and Candice Powell-Cadwell
David Castelblanco and Laura Castelblanco Engelhardt
Daniel and Isabella Chernin
Jiangbo Dang and Xianqin Wang
Jennifer Danis
Morgan Elwyn
Sarah and Owyn Fischer
Jacqueline Lipsius Fleysher '93
Roberto Flores and Tania Lee
Salvador Garcia and Vanessa Cangas
Alexandre and Dita Gerber
Davor and Larisa Gjivoje
Jayme and Natalie Goldstein
Sebastian and Julie Guth
Milwood and Kimberly Hobbs
Steven and Tracy Horowitz
Yuan Hu and Jennifer Shen
Howard and Michelle Jacobs
David and Lori Kapferer
Jason and Michele Kaplan
Matt '90 and Aimee Mandel
Paul and Renee Marchand
Maria Teresa '93 and Brad McNeilly-Anta
Sandy and Robert Palmer
Anthony and Linda Papadopoulos
Peter and Betsy Peña
Tom and Winnie Polen
Sandeep Ramachandran and Ramya Narayanan
Sean and Yasmeen Sampson
Julius and Michelle Tolentino
Pamela Helfant Vichengrad '94 and Jared Vichengrad
Stephen and Ruth Waxman
Nicholas and Emilie Whitley
Jeffrey and Allison Wise
Chengwu Yin and Yingrong Yang
Vyacheslav Zhukov and Julia Minina
 

Thank You To Our Donors

Growing as Educators

Newark Academy faculty and staff members continue their education in a variety of ways through an organized program of professional development. The 2019-20 program included a session on how to stimulate and foster creativity in the classroom. Exploring how creativity can be fostered across the curriculum, the February 2020 professional development session began with an exercise of writing captions for New Yorker cartoons.  NA teachers and staff members then engaged in discussions about the role of creative thinking in their respective disciplines and departments and how such creativity is best taught. According to Director of Studies Jeff Vinikoor, who led the session, “Creativity is one of the 6Cs that are fostered through our curriculum at all grade levels. If we expect our students to understand and embrace creative thinking, we have to first make sure that we, as the adults in the building” are modeling that skill in our daily work and approach to teaching.  The program on creativity was one of the three annual professional development mornings that promote faculty and staff growth. These sessions are made possible through support from the NA Annual Fund. 
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