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This is our moment to Light the Future.

Board of Trustees Minute of Support

For Light the Future Campaign

On May 14, 2014, the Friends Seminary Board of Trustees authorized the launch of a Capital Campaign. The purpose of the Campaign is to provide resources in support of transformational plans to increase substantially the School’s endowment and to redevelop the three townhouses on East 16th Street into a modern teaching and learning facility. Both initiatives have their genesis in Board-led projects—the 2014 Strategic Plan and the Campus Master Plan of 2004.

 

The redevelopment of the townhouses will provide additional space and learning environments, which will enhance the School’s ability to offer a rigorous and innovative educational program, built upon our Quaker testimonies. Increasing flexible space for collaboration and interdisciplinary study and ensuring the sustainability of the structure relate directly to our Quaker values. The additional endowed funds will provide the School with a firm financial footing, adding resources to extend our financial aid program, support our distinguished faculty and develop programming to sustain new frameworks for learning.

 

The Board endorses these priorities, which we see as fundamental to strengthening the School’s mission and helping our students learn how “to bring about a world that ought to be.”

 

We express our belief in the goals of the Campaign and we make them a priority. We appreciate the responsibilities of the Campaign Committee, the Principal and staff in implementing the policies, organization and timetable of a campaign. Each of us is prepared to make the School a philanthropic priority and to commit our early financial support. We encourage others to do so as well. We look forward to participating in Campaign activities alongside the entire School community.

Leadership

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Dean Backer

Chelsea '19 & Phoebe '21

 

Julia Bates '83

Jamie Vail '22 & Will Vail '22

 

Luigi Caiola
Maria '24, Adam '26 & William '26

 

Kathryn Flores

Isabella '17

 

Joseph P. Healey

Morgan '18 & Joey '20

 

Parag Pande

Kinsa '24 & Bansi '25

 

Debra G. Perelman

Jake '24, Charlie '26 & Levi '29

 

Pablo Salame

Lucas '17

LAWYERS GROUP

Barry Berke, Chair

Olivia '17

 

Jamie Levitt, Chair

Declan Smith '17 & Amelia Smith '19

 

Joel Cohen

Harry Zieve-Cohen '11,
Samuel Zieve-Cohen '15 &
Marianna Zieve-Cohen '19

 

Ed DeFranco

Lia '15, Tessa '17 & Luca '20

 

Larry Gerschwer

Benjamin '21

 

Elizabeth Grayer

Cate Synnott '22

 

Michael Martinez

Maya '24 & Madeleine '26

 

Dolly Mirchandani

Ananya Ulrich '25 & Avinash Ulrich '28

 

Michele Penzer

William '17 & Annika '20

 

Harry Robins

Jessica '19 & Anne '23

 

Hollis Salzman

Finneas Barry '18 & Willa Barry '21

 

Brooke Singer

Madeleine '20 & Olivia '23

 

Lisa Watts

Sylvie '22 & Connor '27

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Paul Britton

James '24, Maxwell '26 & Elle '27

 

Dana Wallach Jones

Eloise '25

 

Rachel Judlowe

Ethan '22 & Andy '24

 

Steve Kayman

Alexa '24

 

Adam Litke

Michael '15 & Patrick '18

 

Raj Malladi

Leela '22 & Sai '26

 

Rodrigo Niño

Santiago '16 & Pablo '22

 

Thomas Skrobe

Thomas '23 & William '27

 

Cory Spencer

Katie '22

COMMUNICATIONS AND STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
 

Maddie Vaz, Chair

Cosmo '19 & Mia '21

 

Leora Burger, Co-chair

Ethan '25 & Ella '28

 

PJ Malladi, Co-chair

Leela '22 & Sai '26

 

Rachel Axinn '86

Amalia '17

 

Jeff Bloch

Julia '22

 

Kate Bullinger

Grace Koops '23 & Charlotte Koops '26

 

David Good

Matthew Brunstad '16 &
Jamie Brunstad '18

 

Kate Iacono

Zander '23

 

Brad Miles

Gabrielle '20 & Zach '24
 

Bradley Tusk

Abby '24 & Lyle '27

Pam Weisz

Miranda Wollen '20 &
Natalie Wollen '23

 

Jill Zenker

Benjamin ’20, Connor ’22 & Matthew '22 

HONORARY CHAIR

Jon Cohen

Former School Committee member, parent of Gregory Cohen ’86 & Suzanne Cohen ’89, grandparent of Emmett ’26

COMMUNITY PHASE
(Co-Chairs)

David Bowers '97

Thomas '29

Beth Brownstein

Alexandra '20, Sophia '21 & Spencer '24

Samantha Hourihan

Francesca '23, Micaella, '25 &
Maximilian '28

Eric Quinones

Adela '28

Anu Willoughby

Maya '25 and Annika '26