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Celebrating Launch of 2015-2016 Annual Fund and Leadership Giving

November 02, 2015

Gathered in the Silver Room of the Mining Exchange, Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach welcomed and thanked leadership donors for participating in the launch of the 2015-2016 Annual Fund. Student musicians performed and student artwork adorned the walls as a point of celebration and connection illustrating how Annual Fund dollars allow us to “say yes to students” and provide enriching educational experiences throughout the year.

Head of School. Mr. Aaron Schubach thanks Lorie and Clint Malone Those contributing $1500 or more to the Annual Fund were honored with an invitation to the Claremont Society reception. The evening was graciously hosted by Lorn and Perry Sanders, the owners of Springs Orleans and The Mining Exchange. Guests dined on a buffet of New Orleans inspired small bites and desserts. A buzz of enthusiasm filled the room as the initial Claremont Challenge had been exceeded with 49 donors contributing leadership gifts. With $150,000 in gifts and pledges secured, the Annual Fund is well on its way to reaching the $275,000 goal. Lorie and Clint Malone were recognized for funding the $10,000 challenge grant and inspiring others to give. Mr. Schubach applauded the many ways the Malones volunteer and serve as champions for the school. With children in all three divisions, Lorie and Clint are deeply committed to the school and see the school’s value from many different vantage points.

Additionally, Chair of the Board, Jennifer Bain, allowed the guests to reflect on the school’s history as she announced the creation of the Lifetime Giving Society. She helped us visualize a school before the purchase of the Trianon and Boddington Fields, before we had a dining hall, Children’s School classrooms, and before a dedicated Upper School building, before we had a professional theatre, and before our athletes played in a state-of-the art field house. As a school, our students drink from the wells that others have dug. The new Lifetime Giving Society is a formal recognition of donors who contributed cumulatively more than $50,000 in gifts to the school. With fifty-plus years of donations to recognize, we are still building out our records to create this comprehensive list, but our intention is to consider the many generations of giving and visioning that goes into building a fine school.

The next phase of the Annual Fund will be to increase parent participation and continue to invite further Claremont gifts. We will formally appeal to grandparents, alumni, and past parents as the tax-year comes to a close.

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2015-2016 Claremont Society

We offer sincere gratitude and appreciation for those who have made leadership level gifts of $1500 or more to the 2015-2016 Annual Fund. (List published as of October 27, 2015).

Leadership Circle $10,000 - up
Jennifer and Will Bain – P’25, P’22, P’21
Heather and Leon Kelly – P’29, P’27
Lorie and Clint Malone – P’27, P’22, P’19
Kathy and John Norsworthy - P’18
Diane and Eric Weidman – P’17, P’14

Sponsors Circle $5,000 - $9,999

Patty and Ray Deeny – P’05, P’01
El Pomar Foundation
Stacey Franklin and Christopher Franklin – P’18
Jocelyn ’88 and Sean Murphy
Ray and Suki Thomas – P’18, P’17

Benefactors Circle $3,000 - $4,999
Janet Bullock - G’24 & Suzanne Bullock-Sferrazza – P’24
Margot Gray and Jeff Gaul – P’24, P’21
Anne and Mark Hatch – P’21, P’19
Melissa and Pio Hocate - P’27, P’20, P’15
Carol and Gil Porat – P’26, P’22
Lorn and Perry Sanders – P’27, P’20
Elizabeth Shelton – P’25, P’23, P’22
Donna and Dean Taylor Family – P’20, P’18

Members Circle $1,500 - $2,999

Monica and Mick Backsen – P’22
Sarah and Brett Bartz – P’29
Lee Ehrhart and Tony Bigbee – P’19, P’19
Laura and Dean Boschert – P’11, P’07
Mrs. William Chenoweth - G’25, G’22, G’21
Denise and Derek Cohn – P’23, P’21
Breegan and Patrick Deeny ’01
Michele and Stanley Dobnikar – P’25
Jerri and Tony DeCarolis – P’18
Stephanie and Kimball Edwards – P’24, P’22
Erin Sokol and Henry Fricke – P’19
Caro and Randy Gardiner – P’16, P’14, P’13
Eric Gaylord and Ilise Garvin – P’19, P’17
Gretchen and Spencer Gresham – P’22, P’22
Laura Hemsworth – P’18
Leslie and Justin Hill – P’19 – P’16, P’14, P’13
Nadja Hunter ’99
Jessica and Lance James – P’30, P’28
Morane and Mike Kerek – P’22, P’20
Tami Goodlette ‘83 and Paul Kim
Hendrika and Christopher Layton – P’21
Jay Lee ’99
Faith and Phillip Madsen P’28, P’24
Mariana Pereda & Diego Martinez-Vivot – P’17, P’15
Robin and Mike McGrath – P’03
Priscilla and Jose Medina – P’26
Robin and Jim Morley – P’16, P’16, P’15, P’13
Kathy Leppard and Kevin Patterson – P’21
Jennifer and Eric Richter – P’23, P’20
Lindsay and Michael Samora – P’27, P’25
Aaron Schubach and Anna Sass – P’24
Anne and Clay Taylor Family – P’24, P’17
Lee Ann and Paul Williams – P’23, P’21, P’19

Young Alumni Challenge to Claremont Society - $500
Christina McGrath ’03 and Justin Spring
Tye Tutt ’08

Restricted Giving - Major Gifts Above $1,500 “Beyond the Annual Fund”
Estate of Susan Barker Day ’70 – In Honor of James Day
Betsy and Warren Dean – P’10, P’09, P’07
Ilise Garvin & Eric Gaylord - P’19, P’17– In Memory of Hank Garvin - G’19, G’17
Charlotte Mason - P’94 – In Memory of John-Alex Mason ’94

Lifetime Giving Society

In honor of donors who have contributed cumulative gifts of more than $50,000 to the school. (We are still building out our historical records to accurately reflect a comprehensive list of Lifetime Giving Society donors. Please don’t hesitate to inform us of an oversight or donor that should be included.)

Mr. and Mrs. Russ Acuff – P’10
Mr. and Mrs. Al Buettner – P’06
Mr. and Mrs. Reed Cagle – P’14
Capital Group Companies
Mr. and Mrs. Barron Collier II – P’10
Corundum Foundation
Estate of Susan Barker Day ’70 – In Memory of James Day
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dean - P’10, P’09, P’07
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Deeny - P’05, P’01
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Dwan - G’10, G’06, G’04
Dwan Family Foundation Trust
Mrs. Catherine Edborg – P’72, P’78, P’80
Ms. Nancy Ekberg and Dr. Daniel Tynan – P’09, P’07
El Pomar Foundation
General and Mrs. Howell M. Estes III – P’07
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ferguson – P’11, P’08
Mr. Randy A. Gardiner and Dr. Caro D. Gardiner - P’16, P’14, P’13
Gates Family Foundation
Ms. Loren George and Mr. Stephen Hyde – P’08, P’07
Mr. and Mrs. Mike S. Hassell – P’08, P’06
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hesse – P’08, P’04
Mr. Harry Hoiles – G’94, G’98, G’02
Inasmuch Foundation
Ms. Linda Jackson and Mr. Bernie G. Jackson – P’15, P’17, P’19
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Karnes – P’08
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Kinlaw – P’14, P’08, P’04
Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Landry – P’03
Dr. Anita and Mr. Philip Lane - P’16, P’15
Ms. Janet Lecompte – P’67, P’79
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lovelace - G’09, G’06
Mr. Jeffrey Lovelace - P’09, P’06
Mr. John Robert Maytag - G’18, G’12, G’08
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Medved Sr. – P’08
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Morley - P’16, P’16, P’15, P’13
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Moyes – P’13, P’12, P’05
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Norsworthy – P’18, P’18
Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Oliphant – P’10, P’05
Parents Association of The Colorado Springs School
Pikes Peak Community Foundation Donner Fund
Pikes Peak Community Foundation Alamo Avenue Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Robinson - P’12, P’08
Mr. C. T. Robinson – P’05, P’03
Mr. and Mrs. John A. F. Smith - P’10, P’06, P’04
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Suggs – P’05
Mrs. Gertrude O. Sundgren - G’10, G’05
Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Thatcher – P’17, P’14
he JL Foundation
The Anschutz Foundation
The Schweppe Foundation
The William H. Donner Foundation, Inc.
Tucker Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whiteside – P’10, P’07

P denotes Parent of - and Child’s Class year
G denotes Parent of - and Child’s Class year

Head of School. Mr. Aaron Schubach thanks Lorie and Clint Malone