Annual Report on Giving

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
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Reid and Satya Adams
Sanjeev and Marie Charmaine Agarwal
Devrim Aran
Baron and Linda Ashfield
Maneesh Awasthi and Aparna Misra
Skylar Beaver
Vernon and Crystal Bell
Andrew Bell '86
Jocelyn Bigay
Tyler Bisk '19
Simon and Deirdre Bradstock
George Brandley '03
Christian Brown '98
Naim Bulbulia
Emily Bulbulia
Troy Burki
Dwight and Dorraine Burrell
Andrea Caruth '07
Isabelle Catabran Ewart '17
Michael and Patricia Cetrulo
Hong Cheng and Yue Bian
Sumit Chhabra and Kanika Chhabra
Stanley Chiu and Kathryn Stallings
Elmer and Julie Choi
Koby Cohen '20
David Cohen '20
Steven and Katie Cohen
Leonard Colner '76
Brian Croshaw and Brian Saluzzo
Aditya Damodaran and Nita Harwani
Bakori and Adrienne Davis
Yichao Deng and Lin Wang
Helen Ding
Dustin Dumas
David and Jennifer Dungey
Patrick and Sarah During
Omari and Kerry-Ann Edwards
Kenneth and Lisar Egan
Bruno Fang and Aylin Simsir
Igor and Jeanine Fastov
The Lynne Federman Charitable Fund 
Justin Feldman '98
Derek Fischer '08
Paulino Flores
Paul and Susan Francis
Amy Krupnick Freeman '91 and Hank Freeman
Holman Gao
Juan and Sandra Garcia
Regan and Tamiqua Giddings
Myles and Cindy Gilsenan
Charles Goldstein '26
Jonathan and Meryll Grebow
Bradley Greenman '01
Jacob and Stephanie Grossman
Peng Ha and Hong Liu
Oliver Hagen
Subramanian Hariharan and Preetha Subramanian
George and Kristina Heinold
Kyra Hermans '20
Khoo and Emily Hew
Satish Hosanagara and Supriya Hosadurga
Ming Huang and Yanwen Hou
Patricia Jacoby
Deborah Joong '01
Janice Kapferer
Shawn and Teresa Keeler
Stuart Kendall and Vanessa Corrêa
Amit and Rakhi Khanna
Ankit Khosla '16
Laura Kleiber '10
Ming Lai and Dianne Ip
Johnny Lee and Joanna He
Thomas Lee and Jiyun Kim
Jong Lee and Ji-Hyun In
Barry Lee and Julie Ng
Fan Lu and Haixia Hong
Sophia Ludtke '20
Matthew and Colleen Martin
Alessandro Maselli and Anna Rita Gregorini
Kerry Matlosz and Anthony Berlet 
Madeline McEvoy '19
Theodore McGraw '20
Daniel and Robin McNeal
Austin Mease
Alana Mettle-DeJoseph
Michiteru Mishima and Katherine Novak
Bradford and Lauren Moose

Thank You To Our Donors

E&I Initiatives are Strengthened through Community Connections

Following the open conversations that took place during Newark Academy’s Equity and Inclusion Summit of July 2020, Newark Academy identified key action steps for creating greater equity and inclusion at NA. Among these commitments was the addition of two part-time Equity and Inclusion Coordinators in both the Upper School and Middle School.

The new positions, made possible by the Annual Fund, were added to assist the Director of Equity and Inclusion in fulfilling the Academy’s strategic diversity initiatives and moving forward the key action steps for creating greater equity and inclusion at NA that were identified following the Summit.

In addition, new affinity groups for students, faculty and staff were created during the 2020-21 school year. Newark Academy Parent Association (NAPA) formed new parent affinity groups – the LGBTQ+ Parents and Allies Group and the Immigrant Parents Network. These affinity groups were developed using the Black and Latino Families Network as an example, and blossomed over the course of the 2020-21 school year. The success of these groups made way for the creation of the Diverse Abilities Group in Spring 2021, a new affinity group for parents aimed at supporting families with members of varied physical, mental and emotional abilities.

“As an NA parent of color, I am pleased with the direction that NA is going in as it relates to equity and inclusion,” says NAPA Vice President Leigh Slaton Mumford. “NA has been supporting the Black and Latino Families Network for a number of years. The increase of full-time NA faculty and staff of color as well as accepted families is noticed among the parent community.”

At the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, the Newark Academy Equity and Inclusion Team partnered with several student clubs to offer a series of Open Equity and Inclusion meetings in the Upper School to address a variety of topics. In addition to these conversations, the Upper School affinity groups – NA LGBTQ Students, NA Students of Color, Young Men of NA, and Young Women of NA – offered greater opportunities and space for students identifying within those identity groups to come together and exchange notes on their shared experiences. By the end of the fall term, students of color in the Middle School and Upper School met separately with Head of School Donald M. Austin and NA administrators to discuss E&I at NA.

NA faculty and staff have continued throughout the year to participate in professional development on E&I issues in order to be effective facilitators of discussions and act as models of NA’s Community Commitments for Belonging. Many are also taking part in a thorough review of existing administrative policies at NA through a lens of equity and inclusion. 

To view NA’s Equity and Inclusion Progress Report, click here.
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