Annual Report 2013-2015

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ANNUAL REPORT 2013– 2014 / 2014–2015

Redwood Day School

Engaged. Prepared. Inspired.

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3 Letter from the

Head of School

4 Letter from the

Board of Trustees

Presidents

5 Board of Trustees

6 RDSPGA

7 2013–2014 /

2014–2015

Operating Income

and Expenses

OUR MISSION

Redwood Day School

cultivates a diverse, inclusive

community that engages,

prepares and inspires students

to thrive academically,

contribute to society and lead

healthy, meaningful lives.

8 2013–2014

Honor Roll

14 2014–2015

Honor Roll

19 Here We Grow

Capital Campaign

23 50th Anniversary

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

In this report, we thank YOU for your tremendous support of

Redwood Day School during the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 school

years. Thank you for being part of our community, for believing in

our mission, and for supporting our vision as we work together to

bring our dreams to reality.

Back in 2013, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in the midst of our

most successful project to date—the expansion of our Middle School.

Expansion provided new academic, social and emotional opportunities

for our students. It also fostered deep collaboration among our

Middle School Faculty, and enabled us to offer new programs such as

robotics and Design Thinking. Expansion strengthened and solidified

Redwood Day School’s position in Oakland, and interest in our

school continues to soar today!

Expansion also encouraged creative thinking about the future of our campus, and the best ways to create

facilities that allow us to innovate and offer cutting edge programs. At our 50th Anniversary Celebration

in April 2014, we kicked off the Here We Grow Capital Campaign to support construction of a brand

new 10,000+ sq. ft. facility and the repurposing of existing facilities to better meet our needs. Today,

the building is going up before our eyes, a testimony to the unwavering commitment and dedication of

our community. When the project is complete in September 2016, RDS will have three state-of-the-art

science labs, an innovation lab (EPI Center), a new K–5 art studio, new Middle School core classrooms,

an outdoor performance stage, and a new music recording studio and rehearsal space.

Over the past two years, we have also experienced tremendous program growth with the implementation

of Math in Focus, Writer’s Workshop, a new K–5 science lab, new K–8 Spanish curriculum, new

technology courses in the Middle School, and equity and inclusion groups. As the footprint of our

school grows, our administration, faculty and staff continue to innovate and bring new ideas to fruition

to benefit our students.

Gifts to Redwood Day School are essential to thinking creatively about our present and our future.

Your donations enable us to be at the forefront of education, to provide an exceptional program, to be

reflective of our community, and to offer meaningful professional development for our faculty and staff.

Ultimately, your support directly ensures the best possible educational experience for our students.

Thank you for making it all possible.

With Gratitude,

John Loeser

Head of School

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A Message from the Board

The 2013–2014 and the 2014–2015 school years were exciting for Redwood

Day School as we reached full enrollment, implemented new academic

initiatives and launched our Here We Grow Capital Campaign for our new

campus building projects. The building includes educational spaces that

are mission consistent and representative of the creative, dynamic thinking

processes we want students to engage in as learners.

Redwood Day School is in a very strong financial position. We own our

land outright, and have been able to responsibly grow our program through

increased revenue realized through Middle School expansion. Our annual

fund parent and guardian participation has grown steadily to 99% and our

Board of Trustees and Faculty/Staff have reached 100% participation every

year. Through your continued support we are poised to further capitalize on

our strengths, and continue to position Redwood Day School as a leader in

K–8 innovative education in Oakland and the larger East Bay.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we want to express our deep appreciation

for your generosity. Together we are ensuring that present and future

generations will be able to learn and achieve in the highest quality academic

environment specially tailored to engage, prepare and inspired students with

challenges of the modern world.

With best regards,

Dagmar Serota

Chair, Board of Trustees, 2014–15

Dan Whalen

Chair, Board of Trustees, 2013–14

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Board of Trustees 2013–2014

Dan Whalen*

Chair

Luzanne Engh*

Trustees Committee Chair

Garner Weng*

Strategic Planning Committee Chair

Bill Owens

Audit Sub-Committee Chair

Dirk A. ten Grotenuis*

Finance Committee Chair

Fran Gallati*

Advancement Committee Chair

Stephanie Oana*

Buildings & Grounds Committee Chair

Kelly Barlow, Faculty Trustee

Ces Butner*

Lindsey Collins

Francis Enderle

Ike Eze

Vicky Green, Faculty Trustee

Mike Helms

Mike Kass

Sydney Kennedy

Katy Keim

Alan Chamorro

David Gunderman

Michael McGuire

Robert Menicucci

Taku Miyashita

Virginia Paik

John-Austin Saviano

Dagmar Serota*

Kate Stechschulte

Steve Tindall

Alison Townley

Mary Walter

Board of Trustees 2014–2015

Dagmar Serota*

Chair

Steven Tindall*

Vice Chair, Trustees Committee Chair

Garner Weng

Strategic Planning Committee Chair

Bill Owens

Audit Sub-Committee Chair

Dirk A. ten Grotenhuis

Finance Committee Chair

Fran Gallati

Advancement Committee Chair

Stephanie Oana*

Buildings & Grounds Committee Chair

Ces Butner*

Alan Chamorro

Lindsey Collins

Jeff Fearn

Alicia Fenrick

Vicky Green, Faculty Trustee

David Gunderman

Katy Keim

Carmen La Roche-Wright, Faculty Trustee

Taku Miyashita

Alexis Pelosi

Kate Stechschulte

Galia Szurley

Mary Walter

Ex-Officio

John Loeser*, Head of School

Adrienne Hogg, RDSPGA President

Ex-Officio

John Loeser*, Head of School

Galia Szurley, RDSPGA President

*member of Executive Committee

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RDSPGA

Every Redwood Day School parent and guardian is a member of the RDSPGA. Our close-knit

community of families and educators continues to stand out as an incredibly active, dynamic and

inclusive group, focused on the children at the center of our mission. The RDSPGA exists to:

• Build community and organize activities that enrich the Redwood Day School

experience for students, parents, faculty and staff;

• Promote volunteer opportunities, parent education programs, and school events

that foster community and encourage participation;

• Support the School’s mission, philosophy and strategic plan;

• Facilitate communication between the parents and guardians and the School; and

• Sponsor fundraising initiatives to augment the School’s resources.

The RDSPGA made a smooth transition from being a separate organization to a department of the

school. In this new relationship, the RDSPGA not only carries out its own mission, but also works in

strong partnership with the administration to better serve our community. The RDSPGA continues to

have an energetic board of directors and enthusiastic committee chairs. We want to acknowledge the

many volunteers who plan, coordinate and staff various events throughout the year.

As we look forward, we want to encourage parents, guardians and our entire community to stay

involved supporting our children, the faculty and staff. Even if individually we give a small amount

of time, together we can make a big difference!

With Gratitude,

Adrienne Hogg

RDSPGA President 2014–15

Galia Szurley

President Emeritus 2013–14

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Redwood Day School Operating Income and Expenses

Financial comparisons: fiscal years 2013–2014 and 2014–2015

Fiscal year runs July 1 – June 30

80.92%

Tuition & Fees

76.59%

Tuition & Fees

14.48%

Fundraising &

Contributions*

4.61%

Auxiliary &

Other Income

19.76%

Fundraising &

Contributions*

3.65%

Auxiliary &

Other Income

2013–2014 Revenue

Tuition & Fees $8,205,904

Fundraising & $1,468,042

Contributions*

(including PGA interest)

Auxiliary & $467,355

Other Income

TOTAL $10,141,301

2014–2015 Revenue

Tuition & Fees $8,992,798

Fundraising & $2,319,772

Contributions*

(including PGA interest)

Auxiliary & $428,462

Other Income

TOTAL $11,741,032

* Here We Grow Capital Campaign.

14.61%

Tuition

Assistance

15.19%

General &

Administrative

59.48%

Faculty

& Staff

14.14%

Tuition

Assistance

16.20%

General &

Administrative

59.21%

Faculty

& Staff

10.72%

Facilities &

Operations

10.45%

Facilities &

Operations

2013–2014 Expense

Faculty & Staff $5,484,186

Tuition Assistance $1,347,295

(Financial Aid & Remission)

General & Admin $1,400,729

Facilities & Operations $988,433

TOTAL $9,220,643

2014–2015 Expense

Faculty & Staff $5,929,639

Tuition Assistance $1,416,605

(Financial Aid & Remission)

General & Admin $1,622,055

Facilities & Operations $1,047,052

TOTAL $10,015,351

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2013–2014 Honor Roll

Thank you to all our 2013–2014 donors. Your generosity

empowers the next generation of innovators, creative

thinkers, and global citizens. Your gifts ensure Redwood Day

students are inspired now and for life.

Sequoia Level

$5,000+

Hope Broderick and Suzanne Skipper

Ces and Teresa Butner n

Carol Feinstein and John Hillsman

Sarah and Robert James

Jennifer Kaplan and Alexander Busansky

Christina Pehl and Mark Headley

Jocelin Saks and Steven Tindall n

Dagmar and Gil Serota n

Charlie and Mary Soulis

Phred and Karen Starkweather

The Walter Family n

Redwood Level

$2,500 – $4,999

Anonymous (1)

Larry and Tracy Bosche

The Kowalski Family

Amy Briggs and Richard Ames

Lindsey Collins and Seth Murray n

Kim and Malcolm Duff

Alicia and Robert Fenrick

Penny and Sean Fottrell

Lisa Fuller and Dirk ten Grotenhuis n

Rob Gailey and Sara Brody

Ranjit and Sita Ghate

Susanna Gordon and Eli Rotenberg -

In memory of James P. Gordon

Kate Hartley and Michael Kass

Adrienne and Warren Hogg

Paul Li and Catherine Johnston

Katy and Peter Keim n

Jim and Monica Lent

Richard and Wendy Malaspina

Taku and Laura Miyashita n

Kristen Neugebauer and Charles Drum

Stephanie Oana and Joseph Osha n

Liz and Bill Owens n

Alexis and Laurence Pelosi

David Sandford and Sandra Doi

Rachel and Matt Scholl

Marcilie Smith Boyle and Colin Boyle

Peter and Galia Szurley

Robert amd Ann Vawter

Rhonda Woo and Garner Weng n

Pine Level

$1,600 – $2,499

Joann Anthony

David Bayless and Allison Keith

Alexander Byron and Nikki Maguire

Eva Cohen and Steve Holtzman

Maria and Charlie Cypher

Barbara and Peter Dessart

Davina Dickens and Tyrone Reed

Jennifer and Todd Edmister

Amy Farnstrom and Stewart Courant

Harriet Gamper ◆

Sean and Dawn Gelbaugh

David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf Gunderman n

Brenda and Rick Gutstadt

Bryan Simmons, Jennifer Jaixen and Maddie Jaixen-Simmons

Anne and Jerrold Levine

John and Kari Loeser ●

Mary Malkmus ◆

Ken Hillier and Kay Martin

Todd and Stephanie Mayhew

Josh and Erin Mitchell

June Miyamoto and Su Quek

Glenn Karpf and Andi Owen

Yamini and Kash Rangan

Ann Strayer and Arzou Ahsan

Reven and Benjamin Suess

The Suleiman Family

Linda Taga and Robert Hartinger

Carol Lynn Thompson

The Ward Family

Jennifer Wineman and Matthew Newman

Michael Teti and Kay Worthington

● Current or Former Fac/Staff

n Board of Trustee

◆ Grandparent

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Cedar Level

$1,000 – $1,599

Anonymous (4)

Rabiatu Abdullah and Cormac Kilgallen

Ashley and Ed Allred

Vanessa and Brandon Bergmark

Phillip Kelloff and Alison Biggar

Kristie and Alan Chamorro n

Christine Chen and Rob Schoening

Mollie and Dennis Collins ◆

Millicent Cox-Edwards and Darrell Edwards

Richard Croghan and Ellen Snook

Diane Dunwoodie and Janice Azebu

Beth and Demian Entrekin

Ella Epp ◆

Lyn and Jason Estavillo

Joyce and John Evans

Mary Gregory and Josh Glidden

Amy Gurowitz and Andreas Lorenz

Darren Huston

Karina Lawrence-Bredikhina and Bruce Lawrence

Albert and Jamie Lin

Melissa and Mike Lindheim

Maryam and Kourosh Mastali

Nahid Nassiri

The Peter Family ●

Linda and Mark Peterson

Linda and Jim Rendle ●

Leslie Rossman Nelson and Matthew Nelson

Na’eem Salaam ●

The Sweeting-Samuelson Family

Glenda Scarbrough and William Pate

John and Christy Simons

Suzanne and Robert Taunt ◆

Jen and Tod Vedock

Michael Williams and Ourania Zimpopoulou

Alan Johnson and Dana Wiltsek

Melissa Heller and Steven Douglas

Soon-Kyung Hong ◆

Heather Hood and Rick Jacobus

Stephanie Isaacson and Octavio James Leonardo

Corinne and Jordan Karp

Emily Kolker and Brent Stephens

Diane Cash and Kathy Koshgarian

Melissa and Derek Kramer

Jeff and Angela Lang

Albert Magid ◆

Richard Maiers and Neeta Dhawan

Kathi and Mike Mallick ◆

Leah McGowen-Hare and Shane Hare -

In honor of Grandma Marti

Lynn Mire and Tom Geary

Jessie Nakamura and Edward Mitoma

Robert Weiss and Amy Nathan

David and Betty Ohlson ◆

Joseph and Janice Pehl ◆

Dawn Pieper

Ildiko M. Sandford ◆

Donna and Bill Schlanker

The Webb Family

Dan and Karine Sully

Crystal Terry and Maria Morales

The Mette Family

Eliana Tobias - In memory of Antonio Mantilla ◆

Alison Townley and Kurtis Fechtmeyer n

Jeff and Jean Wieler ●

James and Claudia Williams

Julianne Yi

Cypress Level

$500 – $999

Anonymous (7)

Laura Abrams

Alisa and Susan Barnes

Jon and Ina Bendich

Lois Benson ◆

Linda and Carl Brown

Ronni and Bruce Kimbrew

Yasmin Carim and David Robin

Lorelle Carlley and Patrick McDonnell

Anne Cook and Chris Wornum

Stuart and Laurel Davis

Joan Dawson

Jo Ann Eder

Luzanne Engh n

Nancy Folkers and Peter Lemcke

The Gampers

Gisela Gamper ◆

Margaret Gee

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Fir Level

$1 – $499

Anonymous (23)

Simon Alejandrino ●

Brooke Anderson and Hugh Ditzler

Brenda and Christopher Baldwin

Dawn Banasiak and Glenn Gilchrist

Andrea and Isaac Banks ●

Kelly and Kevin Barlow n ●

Trina Bedford

Shari Benson and David Liebreich

W.D. and Clarey Bermingham

Mark Bernfield ●

Barbara Bernstein

Chuck and Susan Bowes

Barbara Bowman and Jeffrey Feldman ●

Ann Boyle ◆

Denise and Jaami Breland ●

Ayanna Brown

Lee Kaplan and Christopher Brownlee

William Brusher and Sue Vinella-Brusher

Maria and Jacob Burlingham

Benjamin Bycel - In honor of E and C ◆

Donna and Ken Cala

Marta Capriles ●

Maria and Michael Caruso

Gwen Caviness and Matt Derby

Dan and Alicia Chadbourne

Joelle Chartier ●

Sue Chen and Kevin Taylor - In honor of Eve Chen-Taylor

Lucile Cheng - In memory of Etta and Albert Chinn

Beatriz Chichoni ◆

Janice Chou and Weston Teruya

Steve and Terri Cieslewicz ◆

Lucy Clark ●

Jan Clitherow and Christopher Johnson ●

Carey Cogan Bailey and Ralph Bailey

Albert and Betty Cohen ◆

Hilary Combs and David Canoll

Mindy and Rich Craig

Juan Cuba and Houda Soubra

Maggie Dale ●

Angela D. Danzi ◆

Camille and Luca Danzi

Rena David and Walter Meyers

Georgia Davis ◆

Debbie and Braun Degenshein

Raj and Helen Desai ◆

Meera Desai and Charles Flinton

John DeSerio ●

Helen and Lowell Dittmer

Elizabeth Doh and Francis Gallati n

Steven and Charlotte Doi ◆

Gina Dominguez and Milton Cheng

Clarence Donahoe, lll ◆

Tom and Janelle Downs

Patricia Edmister ◆

Wilhelmina Edwards ◆

Valerie Edwards

Angus Cochran and Ann Eisenberg

Eric Esler and Isabelle Salgado

Vincent Faso ●

Ralph and Nancy Fear ◆

John Goodwin and Anna Lisa Fear

Jeffrey and Emmy Fearn

Anna Floyd ◆

Charles and Arlene Folkers ◆

Alice and Boyd Fottrell ◆

Staci and Max Fox ●

Beatrice Francais ◆

Nancy Franklin and Bryan Barnett

Jodi Freedman ●

Natalie Friedman and Harrison Pollak

Shawn Fruge and Alexis Green-Fruge

Rosalia and Daniel Garcia

The Gentner Family

Sara and John Giordani ●

Sara Gottfried and David Null

Vicky and Gerald Green n ●

Elyse Grossman and David Oxman

Deborah and Lawrence Hamilton

Sheyrian and Devaughn Harris ●

Corrin Haskell

Kevin and Lisa Haugh

Celeste Haverkamp ●

Regina Hawkins

Emily Hedges ●

Libby Heller and Meyer Gottlieb ◆

Lila Heller

Sharma Hendel

Kyle Hicks and Stuart MacDonald

Mary G. Higgins ◆

Senne and Jeremiah Holland ◆

Michael and Twylla Holloway

Mary Jane Holman ◆

George Horton

Robert Houser and Marianna Caponigro

Julie and Jamal Hyson

Jeffrey Sharman and Tricia Iacovangelo

Michael Ingegno and Lori Wheeley

Leigh and D.W. Jacobus ◆

Barbara and Daniel Jerabek ●

Judith G. Johnson ◆

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Dan Johnston and Rebecca Denison ●

Sean Kanady ●

Robert and Judith Kaufman

Thomas E. Keim ◆

Frank and Barbara Keith ◆

Michael Kelleher

Raphiel and Betty Kimbrew ◆

Kim Kita and Ronald Mah ●

Mary Klawiter ◆

Tim and Mary Ann Knabe ◆

John and Christina Kohler ●

Veronica Kollewe

Herbert Koshgarian ◆

Joseph and JudyAnn Kowalski ◆

Sherri La Beaux

Carmen La Roche-Wright and Tom Wright ●

Erika Lagrisola and Bram Feinstein-Hillsman ●

Paola Laird

Walter and Mitsuko Laird ◆

Thelma Lancaster and Sydney Kennedy ●

Tonya Lang and Frederick Umminger

Katrina and Michael Lappin ●

Matthew Levett and Ioana Petrou

Kenny Lim and Tracy Donahoe ●

Elisa Litsky ●

Pica Lockwood ●

Ralph and Liz Long

Margo Long - In honor of Malik and Nadia Ngom ◆

Carolyn and Matt Lonner

Julie and Don Lyon ◆

Adele Madelo ●

Erin and Eric D. Mahollitz ●

Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer

The Anderson Family

Rich Manalang

Daniela and Antonio Mantilla

Kathy Marden ◆

Jenna Marshall-Hano and Daniel Hano

Jennifer Martin and Paul Mathus

Mal May and Kim Greenlee

The Mazer Family

Christine and Jack McGuire ◆

Joan McCloskey

Jorie and Matt McDonald ●

Onika E. McGriff

Kris and Deron Meek

Robert Menicucci and Tracey Borst

Toby Mickelson and Donald Brody ●

Josh and Tanya Miller

Carol Stanton and Todd Miller

Debbie and Tom Mitchell

Carissa Moline ●

Susan and Matt Moore

Jack Moorhead and Nelsonya Causby

Jeff and Etta Moredock ◆

Oding Muata ●

Holly Muckelroy and Rik Robinson

Janelle Nakamura ●

Shefali Nanavati and Clarence Ting ●

Arturo and Griselda Navarro ●

Cindy Nelson ●

Kelly Nelson ●

Jill and Derrick Nesbitt ●

Erin Newman and Gary Bresee

Doris Ng and Hong-Sze Yu

Panela and Isaiah Njissang

Daniel Null and Karen Williams

Frederick O’Herron

Dirk Owens ◆

Virginia Paik n

John and Varsha Panagos

Karen and Rob Parenteau

Eleanor Pepples

Amelia Perez and David Huynh

Liz and Amit Price-Patel ●

Selma Quemada-Valenzuela ●

Thelma and Hy Ramm ◆

Monica Rees ●

Tracy and Dave Reichmuth

Sue and Peter Richards ◆

Susan Riggs and Carl Pennypacker ●

Jay and Diane Rizzetto ◆

Dorothy Roberts ●

Vivan L. Robinson ◆

Jessica Ross

Stephanie and Jillian Roth ●

Judith Rotman ◆

The Rotman Family

Malcolm Ryder and Carolyn Bradley

Eva Sage-Gavin and Dennis Gavin

Isavanne Samanna and Daniel Scovill

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Laurie Sanders

Lucy and Earl Scarbrough ◆

Bill and Jill Scott

Mary Lynn and Warren Sepkowitz

Marie Shell and Eric Lenchner

Ndeshi Shiyandja and Thomas Niesar

Christy Silva and Pam Pacchetti

Jan and Mel Silverman ◆

Joshua and Ruth Simon

Barbara Simon ◆

Narda and Andy Skov ●

Rhonda Smith and John Banister ●

Ron and Maureen Soulis ◆

Meredith and David Spencer ●

Jessica Stern and Richard Jay Cohen ●

Ruth Stevenson ◆

Sally Stosich ●

Haroon Tahir and Lisa Jeli ●

Zach Taylor

Preston and Rebecca Thomas

Tracy Tilin McKendell

Sam Tindall ◆

Cheryl Ting and Cameron Moredock ●

Kimberly Papillon Toure

Lawrence and Loretta Tse ◆

Fredrick and Irene Umminger ◆

Agustin Valdez ●

Beatrice Visnick

Ute Vogrinec and Alex Siow

Joan and Walt Walston ◆

Helena Weiss-Duman and Dan Duman

Andrew Wentworth - In honor of Monica Rees

Daniel and Katharine Whalen

Norma L. Williams ◆

Michelle Wilson - In honor of Kharma and Kaleb

Peter Wilson and Mary Ann Cobb

Bob Winninnhoff

Chase Wittenauer ●

James Wogan and Leslie Parr

May and Raymond Wong

Valerie Wong and Dan Eilbeck

Tamara and Robert Zirkle

Foundations, Corporate Support

& Matching Gifts

Abbey Carpet of El Cerrito

Ackerman’s Servicing Volvos Inc.

Apple Inc.

Artsonia

AT&T United Way/Employee Giving

Autodesk Matching Gifts Program

Bank of America

Charles Schwab Foundation

Chevron Humankind

Ciena Cares

Cisco Systems Foundation

Clorox Company

The Charles Piper Cost Foundation

Crane Pest Control

The Edward Joseph Daly Foundation

The Walt Disney Company Foundation

E.G. Righellis

Economy Lumber

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Charles D. & Frances K. Field Fund

Finding Center

Franklin Templeton Investments

Gap Inc. Foundation

Genentech Employee Giving Program

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co

Grubb Co.

Hipline

Holmgren & Associates

Hugh Groman Catering

Kaiser Permanente Community Giving

Kantor’s Office Furniture

Kazan, McClain, Abrams et al. Foundation

La Salle Finanacial Services

McGuire Real Estate

Montclair Sporting Goods Inc.

Network For Good

Oliver & Company

PG&E Corporation Foundation

Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry

Red Boy Pizza

Red Oak Realty

RelicTree Fitness, LLC

Ride Oakland

Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP

Salesforce.com Foundation

Schwab Charitable Fund

Shooting Star Alliance, Inc.

Solstice Press

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Studio Bondy Architechture

UrbanSitter, Inc.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment

Village Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Wells Fargo Foundation

Gifts-In-Kind

Anonymous (1)

Adventure Day Camp

Alexander Byron and Nikki Maguire

Melanie and Vikram Chandra

Douglas Parking LLC

Horizon Beverage

George Horton

Kim Kita and Ronald Mah

Looking Glass Photo

Alexis and Laurence Pelosi

ROTFL Productions

Every effort has been made to honor all 2013–2014

donors in this listing. In the case of any inadvertent error

or omissions, please accept our most sincere apologies.

We ask that any oversight be brought to the attention of

the Office of Advancement at 510.534.0804 ext 237.

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Redwood Day School

gratefully honors

our many friends who

made a difference in

students’ lives through

their generosity.

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2014–2015 Honor Roll

Thank you to all our 2014–2015 donors. Our generous parents,

guardians, family and friends are what make up the Redwood Day

community. With your gifts, we achieve great things academically,

intellectually, and socially.

Sequoia Level

$5,000+

Ces and Teresa Butner n

Alicia and Robert Fenrick n

Fergus Hammond and Alyssa Girsang

Sarah and Robert James

Alexis and Laurence Pelosi n

Dagmar and Gil Serota n

Phred and Karen Starkweather

Patrick and Mary Walter n

Daniel and Katharine Whalen

Redwood Level

$2,500 – $4,999

David Bayless and Allison Keith

Barbara and Peter Dessart

Amy Farnstrom and Stewart Courant

Brenda and Rick Gutstadt

Jennifer Kaplan and Alexander Busansky

Katy and Peter Keim n

The Kowalski Family

Paul Li and Catherine Johnston

John and Kari Loeser ●

Taku and Laura Miyashita n

Stephanie Oana and Joseph Osha n

Mary Randolph and Robert Hundt

Jocelin Saks and Steven Tindall n

David Sandford and Sandra Doi

Matt and Rachel Scholl

Marcilie Smith Boyle and Colin Boyle

Charlie and Mary Soulis

Peter and Galia Szurley n

Rhonda Woo and Garner Weng n

● Current or Former Fac/Staff

n Board of Trustee

◆ Grandparent

Pine Level

$1,600 – $2,499

Anonymous (1)

Rabiatu Abdullah and Cormac Kilgallen

Christine Chen and Rob Schoening

Eva Cohen and Steve Holtzman

Lindsey Collins and Seth Murray n

Davina Dickens and Tyrone Reed

Elizabeth Doh and Francis Gallati n

The Fontana Family

Penny and Sean Fottrell

Kristina Fuller and Steve Barretto

Sean and Dawn Gelbaugh

Susanna Gordon and Eli Rotenberg

David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf Gunderman n

Ivan Karp ◆

Glenn Karpf and Andi Owen

Eric Low and Carla Gerardu-Low

Maryam and Kourosh Mastali

Karin McCarthy and Deepak Gurushanthaiah

Liz and Bill Owens n

Linda and Jim Rendle ●

Kristil and Jeff Robarts

Glenda Scarbrough and William Pate

Reven and Benjamin Suess

The Suleiman Family

Sloane Tanen and Gary Taubes

Carol Lynn Thompson

Robert and Ann Vawter

Mark and Kristen Wilson

Jennifer Wineman and Matthew Newman

Jon Woolwine

Cedar Level

$1,000 – $1,599

Anonymous (3)

Ashley and Ed Allred

Mar and Jason Brandt

Hope Broderick and Suzanne Skipper

Mollie and Dennis Collins ◆

Richard Croghan and Ellen Snook

Maria and Charlie Cypher

Raj and Helen Desai ◆

Jennifer and Todd Edmister

Ella Epp ◆

Lyn and Jason Estavillo

Jeffrey and Emmy Fearn n

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Alice and Boyd Fottrell ◆

Lisa Fuller and Dirk ten Grotenhuis n

Mary Gregory and Josh Glidden

Adrienne and Warren Hogg n

Tristan Ikuta and Bena Currin

Stephanie Isaacson and Octavio James Leonardo

Jim and Monica Lent

Michelle Lew and John Hong

Melissa and Mike Lindheim

Mal May and Kim Greenlee

Todd and Stephanie Mayhew

Sophie McNeil and Ali Rezai

Kymberly Miller and Mark Ouimet

Kathleen Murphy and Amin Mysorewala

Christina Pehl and Mark Headley

Drew and Margaret Robarts ◆

Leslie Rossman Nelson and Matthew Nelson

The Sweeting-Samuelson Family

Ami Schiess Peay and Andy Peay

Ann Strayer and Arzou Ahsan

Dana Wiltsek and Alan Johnson

Jim and Sue Woolwine ◆

Mabel Yu ◆

Cypress Level

$500 – $999

Anonymous (2)

Brooke and Alan Abola

Amy and Rob Ahlers

Katie and Kevin Bishop

Erika Boyd and David DeAndreis

Amy Briggs and Rich Ames

Linda and Carl Brown

Nikki Maguire and Alex Byron

Yasmin Carim and David Robin

Lorelle Carlley and Patrick McDonnell

Kristie and Alan Chamorro n

Anne Cook and Chris Wornum

Farhana Currimbhoy and John Kinnaman

Stuart and Laurel Davis

Joan Dawson

Eric Esler and Isabelle Salgado

Peter Fiske and Kelly Kirkpatrick

Angelina and Joel Forrest

Gisela Gamper ◆

The Gampers

Cindy and Tony Gee

Ranjit and Sita Ghate

Jody and Greg Ginsburg

Thomas Gold and Lucy Harris

Timothy Golden

Amy Gurowitz and Andreas Lorenz

Melissa Heller and Steven Douglas

Soon-Kyung Hong ◆

Heather Hood and Rick Jacobus

Michael Ingegno and Lori Wheeley

Bryan Simmons, Jennifer Jaixen and Maddie

Jaixen-Simmons

Barbara Janeff ◆

Seyoum Kebede and Alem Mamo

Thomas E. Keim ◆

Ronni and Bruce Kimbrew

Yiyun and Dapeng Li

Carolyn and Matt Lonner

Liz Lucero and Leonard Muise

Mike and Kathi Mallick ◆

June Miyamoto and Su Quek

Kelly and Noel Morrison

Robert Weiss and Amy Nathan

Lorraine Nield and Ray Marshall

Linda and Mark Peterson

Walter Poxon ◆

Ildiko M. Sandford ◆

Donna and Bill Schlanker

Patricia Schnedar and Kathryn Bader ●

Christy Silva and Pamela Pacchetti

John and Christy Simons

Melanie Thompson Mette and Peter Mette

Kara Winter

Fir Level

$1 – $499

Anonymous (13)

Enrique Abola and Agnes Abola ◆

Simon Alejandrino ●

Ely Amador-Edelin and Greg Edelin

Brooke Anderson and Hugh Ditzler

Dawn Banasiak and Glenn Gilchrist

Andrea and Isaac Banks ●

Kelly and Kevin Barlow ●

Alisa Barnes

Susan Barnes

Victoria Barretto ◆

James and Nancy Bowers ◆

Chuck Bowes

Barbara Bowman ●

Ann Boyle ◆

Denise and Jaami Breland ●

Ayanna Brown

Ronald Brown ◆

Maria and Jacob Burlingham

Benjamin Bycel ◆

Donna and Ken Cala

HONORING 2014–2015 15


Marta Capriles ●

Maria and Michael Caruso

Diane Cash and Kathy Koshgarian

Gwen Caviness and Matt Derby

Melanie and Vikram Chandra

Joelle Chartier ●

Chi Chen and Nancy Wang

Antoinette and Randy Chevalier

Steve and Terri Cieslewicz ◆

Derek and Stacie Clark ●

Lucy Clark ●

Jan Clitherow and Christopher Johnson ●

Angus Cochran and Ann Eisenberg

Carey Cogan Bailey and Ralph Bailey

Albert and Betty Cohen ◆

Millicent Cox-Edwards and Darrell Edwards

Mindy and Rich Craig

Juan Cuba and Houda Soubra

Maggie Dale ●

Camille and Luca Danzi

Georgia Davis ◆

Debbie and Braun Degenshein

Kate Delaplane and David Yusem

Meera Desai and Charles Flinton

Steven and Charlotte Doi ◆

Gina Dominguez and Milton Cheng

Milton and Yvonne Edelin ◆

Patricia Edmister ◆

Valerie Edwards

Wilhelmina Edwards ◆

Carol and Franklin Ehrhardt

Vincent Faso ●

Ralph and Nancy Fear ◆

Alexander Fernandez ●

BA and Missy Finstead ◆

Anna Floyd ◆

Charles and Arlene Folkers ◆

Nancy Folkers and Peter Lemcke

Beatrice Francais ◆

Jodi Freedman ●

Rob Gailey and Sara Brody

Rosalia and Daniel Garcia

Alice Gee ◆

Margaret Gee

Elliott and Judy Gilbert ◆

Laura and Jon Gilbert

Sara Giordani ●

The Glass-Hedrick Family

John Goodwin and Anna Lisa Fear

Wendi Gosliner and Michael Pierce

Vicky and Gerald Green ●

Rachel Harris ●

Sheyrian and Devaughn Harris ●

Kevin and Lisa Haugh

Regina Hawkins

Emily Hedges ●

Libby Heller and Meyer Gottlieb ◆

Lila Heller

Kyle Hicks and Stuart MacDonald

Mary G. Higgins ◆

William Hoerger, Lake-Hoerger Family Fund

Mary Jane Holman ◆

Robert Houser and Marianna Caponigro

Angela Hsu ●

Loryn and Rick Hudson ●

Julie and Jamal Hyson

Lydia Inghram ◆

In honor of my grandson, Nathaniel Ilfeld

Brenda and William Jemmott

Judith G. Johnson ◆

Daniel Johnston and Rebecca Denison ●

Erin and Chris Jozwiak

Sean Kanady ●

Helen Kang ●

Lee Kaplan and Christopher Brownlee

Frank and Barbara Keith ◆

Caitlin Kenney ●

Raphiel and Betty Kimbrew ◆

Kim Kita and Ronald Mah ●

Mary Klawiter ◆

Venus Klinger

Pam and Victor Koga

Emily Kolker and Brent Stephens

Veronika Kollewe

Herbert Koshgarian ◆

Bob Krause

Carmen La Roche-Wright and Tom Wright ●

Erika Lagrisola and Bram Feinstein-Hillsman ●

Walter and Mitsuko Laird ◆

Thelma Lancaster and Sydney Kennedy ●

Tonya Lang and Frederick Umminger

Katrina and Michael Lappin ●

Jennifer Leary

Matthew Levett and Ioana Petrou

Kenny Lim and Tracy Donahoe ●

Elisa Litsky ●

Nina Lopez ●

Adele Madelo ●

Albert Magid ◆

Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer

16 HONORING 2014–2015


Mary Malkmus ◆

Rich Manalang

Roxanne Manansala - In honor of Ari and JP

Daniela and Antonio Mantilla

Kathy Marden ◆

Peter and Lisa Marietta

Jennifer Martin and Paul Mathus

Kay Martin and Ken Hillier

The Mazer Family

Jorie and Matt McDonald ●

Suzanne McDowell ◆

Leah McGowen-Hare and Shane Hare -

In memory of Martha Jubrey

Onika E. McGriff

Judith McQuade and Scott Hill ◆

Karen and John Medford

Marci and Roger Miller

Dee Minnite and Stephen Verner

Lynn Mire and Thomas Geary

Debbie and Tom Mitchell

Josh and Erin Mitchell

Jack Moorhead and Nelsonya Causby

Oding Muata ●

Holly Muckelroy and Rik Robinson

Madlyn Murphy

Jessica Nack ●

Jessie Nakamura and Edward Mitoma

Shefali Nanavati ●

Arturo and Griselda Navarro ●

Cindy Nelson ●

Kelly Nelson ●

Jill and Derrick Nesbitt ●

Erin Newman and Gary Bresee

Doris Ng and Hong-Sze Yu

Rhonda and Habib Ngom

Panela and Isaiah Njissang

Frederick O’Herron

John and Varsha Panagos

Shirley Pate ◆

Kamela Peart

Janice and Joseph Pehl ◆

Amelia Perez and David Huynh

Susan and Anders Pers

Wendy and Reto Peter ●

Monika Poxon and Victoria Hudson

Liz and Amit Price-Patel ●

Selma Quemada-Valenzuela ●

Monica Rees ●

Tracy and Dave Reichmuth

Sue and Peter Richards ◆

Susan Riggs and Carl Pennypacker ●

Vivian L. Robinson ◆

Stephanie and Jillian Roth ●

The Rotman Family

Isavane Samanna and Daniel Scovill

Lucy and Earl Scarbrough ◆

Bill and Jill Scott

Tom and Kay Scovill ◆

Barbara and Steven Segal -

In memory of Jeffrey Feldman, husband of Barbara Bowman ●

The Webb Family

Jeffrey Sharman and Tricia Iacovangelo

Marie Shell and Eric Lenchner

Robert Shimshak and Marion Brenner ◆

Ndeshi Shiyandja and Thomas Niesar

Jan and Mel Silverman ◆

Barbara Simon ◆

Rhonda Smith and John Banister ●

Meredith amd David Spencer ●

Emma Jean Spraggins ◆

Carol Stanton and Todd Miller

Suzy and Tom Stege ◆

Jessica Stern and Richard Cohen ●

Ruth Stevenson ◆

Matthew Stone and Raquel Teitler

Ben Storrud ●

Art and Rita Sussman ◆

Haroon Tahir and Lisa Jeli ●

Crystal Terry and Maria Morales

HONORING 2014–2015 17


Cheryl Ting and Cameron Moredock ●

Virginia Toro ●

Harriet and Warren Trezevant

Lawrence and Loretta Tse ◆

Agustin Valdez ●

Elizabeth Varela and Riley Wilkerson

Jen and Tod Vedock

Ute Vogrinec and Alex Siow

Stacy and Marc Ward

Julie and Mark Wayman

Andor and Vera Weiss ◆

Jean and Jeff Wieler ●

Joe Wilkerson and Ikuko Wilkerson ◆

Louis and Carolyn Williams ◆

Michael Williams and Ourania Zimpopoulou

Pamela Winthrop and Rose Johnson

James Wogan and Leslie Parr

May and Raymond Wong

Valerie Wong and Dan Eilbeck

Tamara and Robert Zirkle

Foundations, Corporate Support

& Matching Gifts

Adventure Day Camp

American Center for Philanthropy

Apple Inc.

Artsonia

AT&T United Way/Employee Giving

Autodesk

Bank of America

Chevron Humankind

Ciena Cares

Cisco Systems Foundation

Clorox Company Foundation

The Charles Piper Cost Foundation

Edward Joseph Daly Foundation

The Walt Disney Company Foundation

DST Systems, Inc.

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Finding Center

GAP Foundation

Genentech Employee Giving Program

Google, Inc.

The Grubb Company

Kaiser Permanente Community Giving

Kazan, McClain, Abrams et al. Fdn.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Network For Good

PG&E Corporation Foundation

Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry

Righellis & Associates

Salesforce.com Foundation

Charles Schwab Corporate Foundation

Schwab Charitable Fund

Student Organizational Services

UrbanSitter, Inc.

Vanguard Charitable Endowment

Visa Giving Station

Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

Gifts-In-Kind

Anonymous (1)

Adventure Day Camp

Maria and Charlie Cypher

Jeffrey and Emmy Fearn

Lorraine Nield and Ray Marshall

Every effort has been made to honor all 2014–2015

donors in this listing. In the case of any inadvertent error

or omissions, please accept our most sincere apologies.

We ask that any oversight be brought to the attention of

the Office of Advancement at 510.534.0804 ext 237.

18 HONORING 2014–2015


Construction began in June 2015 and

is well underway to be ready for the

fall of 2016. The building is a physical

manifestation of our educational

philosophy that all disciplines are

interconnected. The spaces are

designed to be flexible and adaptable,

to encourage creative, interdisciplinary

thinking. All of the spaces in the

new facility are connected in way

that explicitly teaches children that

interdisciplinary thinking is the key

to success in the future. Upon

completion of this project, Redwood

Day School will be one of the only

Redwood Day School Board of Trustees Day 2015–16 visit to the

construction site.

K–8 schools in Oakland and the East Bay with a facility thoughtfully designed to encourage

development of essential skills that we know our children will need to be successful in the future.

Donors

Anonymous (35)

Laura Abrams

The Ahlers Family

The Ahsan-Strayer Family

The Allred Family

Rich Ames and Amy Briggs

Apple, Inc.

The Banasiak-Gilchrist family

The Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund

Andrea Banks

Kelly Barlow

Alisa and Susan Barnes

Alison Baur and Timothy Boucher

Allison Keith and David Bayless

Trina Bedford and Family

Darlene Bell-Carson

Jon and Ina Bendich

Mark Bernfield

Tracy and Larry Bosche

Michelle Bowen and Jeff Kowalski

Chuck Bowes

Barbara Bowman

Erika Boyd and David DeAndreis

The Brandt Family

Denise Breland

The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation

The Broderick Skipper Family

The Brody Gailey Family

Ayanna Brown

Maria and Jacob Burlingham

The Butner Family

Donna and Ken Cala

Marta Capriles

Lorelle Carlley and Patrick McDonnell

The Cash/Koshgarian Family

The Chamorro Family

The Chandra Family

Chi Chen and Nancy Wang

The Cheng Family

The Chevron Humankind Matching

Gift Program

Christie Chu

The Cisco Systems Foundation

Lucy Clark

Jan Clitherow

The Clorox Company

Eva Cohen and Steve Holtzman

Dexter Coleman

Anne Cook and Christopher Wornum

Mary and David Cost, Sr.

through The Charles Piper Cost Foundation

David Cost and Kate Stechschulte

Maggie Dale

Stuart and Laurel Davis

Braun and Debbie Degenshein

Kate Delaplane and David Yusem

John DeSerio

Helen and Lowell Dittmer

Sandra Doi and David Sandford

Todd and Jen Edmister

Ann Eisenberg and Angus Cochran

Luzanne and Tom Engh

Lyn and Jason Estavillo

Joyce and John Evans

Vince Faso

Jeff and Emmy Fearn

Rob and Alicia Fenrick

Alex Fernandez

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Charles D. & Frances K. Field Fund

The Fottrell Family

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Here We Grow...

Staci Fox

Jodi Freedman

G. Wolfgang Fuhs

The Gallati Doh Family

Gap Inc. Foundation

The Gee Family

Elaine and Pete Geffen

Sean and Dawn Gelbaugh

Sita and Ranjit Ghate

Jon and Laura Gilbert

Sara Giordani

The Glass-Hedrick Family

John Goodwin and Lisa Fear

Wendi Gosliner and Michael Pierce

Neil Green

Vicky Green

Dirk ten Grotenhuis and Lisa Fuller

Brenda and Rick Gutstadt

Shane Hare and Leah McGowen-Hare

Sheyrian and Devaughn Harris

Rachel Harris

Kate Hartley and Mike Kass

Regina Hawkins

Emily Hedges

Melissa Heller and Steven Douglas

Mary Higgins

John Hillsman and Carol Feinstein

Warren and Adrienne Hogg

The Hood/Jacobus Family

The Hsu/Turner Family

Loryn Hudson

The Hundt Family

The Huynh/Perez Family

The Hyson Family

Tricia Iacovangelo and Jeffrey Sharman

The Ilfeld Family

Michael Ingegno and Lori Wheeley

Stephanie Isaacson and OJ Leonardo

The Jaffee Family

Rob and Sarah James

Barbara Jerabek

The Jewish Community Foundation

Daniel Johnston and Rebecca Denison

Sean Kanady

Helen Kang

Lisa and David Kaplan

Jordan and Corinne Karp

Peter and Katy Keim

Caitlin Kenney

Cormac Kilgallen and Rabi Abdullah

Bruce Kimbrew and Ronni Brown-Kimbrew

John Kinnaman and Farhana Currimbhoy

Kim Kita

Venus Klinger

The Koga Family

Emily Kolker and Brent Stephens

Veronika Kollewe

Derek and Melissa Kramer

Oliver and Meilan Krause

Erika Lagrisola

Thelma Lancaster

Tonya Lang and Frederick Umminger

Katrina Lappin

Jim and Monica Lent

Michelle Lew and John Hong

The Li Family

Paul Li and Catherine Johnston

The Lim/Donahoe Family

Albert and Jamie Lin

Michael Lindheim and Melissa Schwartz

Bekah List

Elisa Litsky

Pica Lockwood

The Loeser Family

Carolyn and Matt Lonner

Nina Lopez

Karin McCarthy and Deepak Gurushanthaiah

Jorie McDonald

Onika E. McGriff

Adele Madelo

The Maguire/Byron Family

Neeta Dhawan and Rich Maiers

The Mailman/Linzer Family

Rich Manalang -

In memory of Cindy Manalang

Daniela and Antonio Mantilla

Peter and Lisa Marietta

Kay Martin and Ken Hillier

Maryam and Kourosh Mastali

The Mathus Family

Karen and Eugene Matthews

Mal May and Kim Greenlee

Todd and Stephanie Mayhew

John and Karen Medford

Robert Menicucci and Tracey Borst

Toby Mickelson

Kymberly Miller and Mark Ouimet

Marci and Roger Miller

Dee Minnite and Stephen Verner

Josh and Erin Mitchell

Thomas and Debbie Mitchell

June Miyamoto and Su Quek

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Taku and Laura Miyashita

Noel and Kelly Morrison

Oding Muata

The Muise Family

The Murray Family

Jessica Nack

Jessie Nakamura and Edward Mitoma

Shefali Nanavati

Arturo Navarro

Cindy Nelson

Kelly Nelson

Jill Nesbitt

Matt Newman and Jen Wineman

Doris Ng and Hong-Sze Yu

The Ngom Family

Panela and Isaiah Njissang

Ken O’Brien and Marylou Karp

Kendall O’Connor

The O’Herron Family

Stephanie Oana and Joseph Osha

Andi Owens and Glenn Karpf

Liz and Bill Owens

The Peay Family

The Pehl Headley Family

Alexis and Laurence Pelosi

Ernest Pepples

The Peter Family

Ioana Petrou and Matthew Levett

PG&E Corporation Foundation

Amanda Picetti

The Poxon-Hudson Family

Liz Price Patel

Lily Qiami

Selma Quemada-Valenzuela

The Rangan Family

The Reed Family

Monica Rees

The Rendle Family

Ali, Sophie and Matin Rezai

Susan Riggs and Carl Pennypacker

The Robarts Family

Leslie Rossman Nelson and Matthew Nelson

The Rotenberg/Gordon Family

The Roth Family

The Rotman Family

The Saks/Tindall Family

Salesforce.com Foundation

Isabelle Salgado and Eric Esler

The Samanna Scovill Family

Kate Sbani

Kara Scanlon

Glenda Scarbrough and William Pate

Patricia Schnedar and Kathryn Bader

Schwab Charitable Fund

Bill and Jill Scott

Barbara Segal

Gilbert and Dagmar Serota

Marie Shell and Eric Lenchner

Christy Silva and Pamela Pacchetti

Joshua and Ruth Simon

The Simons Family

Narda Skov

Rhonda Smith

Elena and Jeff Sobel

Deobrah and Michael Sosebee

The Soulis Family

The Spencer Family

The Stanton-Miller Family

The Starkweather Family

Kelly and Lara Steinauer

Jessica Stern

Reven and Benjamin Suess

Ahna and Mohammad Suleiman

Peter and Galia Szurley

Haroon Tahir

Greg and Natasha Terk

Michael and Kay Teti

Roger Thomas

The Thompson Family

Cheryl Ting and Cameron Moredock

Warren and Harriet Trezevant

Agustin Valdez

Rob and Ann Vawter

The Vedock Family

Ute Vogrinec and Alex Siow

The Wachs Family

The Walter Family

The Ward Family

Whitney Ward

The Webb Family

Helena Weiss-Duman and Dan Duman

Wells Fargo Foundation

The Weng Family

Katharine and Dan Whalen

Mark and Kristen Wilson

Dana Wiltsek and Al Johnson

James Wogan and Leslie Parr

Valerie Wong and Dan Eilbeck

Jon Woolwine

The Zirkle Family

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Kate Stechschulte, Current Parent/Trustee Member

MEMORY

“My favorite memory is when my 5 year old son got up at

Assembly to announce he got a lizard. The entire middle

school cheered for him and I thought, ‘what a wonderful

school we belong to!’ Thanks RDS for all that you do!”

Donna Schlanker, Current Parent

MEMORY

“The care and love all in the name of learning that

we have experienced at RDS has been amazing and

we’re so glad to be a part of this community! Our son

is learning and thriving and growing every day!”

Cori F Karp, Current Parent

MEMORY

“RDS has lived up to every promise we heard during

the tours and selection process. We are so grateful to

be a part of this community.”

Regina Hawkins, Current and Alumni Parent

MEMORY

“I was very touched the first time I heard students

honoring during a Wednesday assembly. The young

kindergartener honoring parents in front of the school

brought tears to my eyes.”

22 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 1963–2014


Our 50th Anniversary

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary, we brought together generations of Redwood Day students,

families, faculty, staff, and friends to honor our wonderful history and look forward to our

exciting future. It is hard to believe that our school started with twelve students in 1963, and

has since blossomed to what it is today—a thriving model of exemplary independent education

rooted in a deep connection between engaging academics and social and emotional growth.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 1963–2014 23


Redwood Day School gratefully honors

our many friends who made a difference in

students’ lives through their generosity.

Redwood Day School

3245 Sheffield Avenue, Oakland, California 94602

www.rdschool.org 510.534.0800

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