THANK YOU

Meet The People Who Make it All Possible

2020-2021 Donors

Foundations & Family Funds

All Ways Up Foundation
Arenberg-Swisher Fund
Buck Family Fund of the Marin Community Foundation
Callison Foundation
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
The Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation
Fullerton Family Foundation
Good Neighbors Family Trust
Griffith Family Fund
Judith Avery Family Fund
Janny/Montgomery Family Fund
Nancy H. & James Kelso Fund
Kimball Foundation
Laura and Walter Elcock Family Foundation

Litchfield Foundation
Marin Charitable
NBC Universal/Comcast Foundation
The Peter W. Doerken Foundation
Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund
Phillip D. Black & Brigitte L. Sandquist Foundation
Rosenbluth Family Fund
Samantha So Family Fund
S.H. Cowell Foundation
Satterberg Foundation
Tarbell Family Fund
Viet Phan Pho Fund

Corporate Donors

Bank of Marin
Epstein Holtzapple Christo LLP
Giving Marin
Grocery Outlet San Rafael
W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

Major Donors

Michael Caldwell
Susan and Mitchell Cohen
County of Marin
Rebecca Ford
Carmen Castro Franceshi
Nicole Haslett
Laura Hislop

Kickball Showdown Heroes
Sonnet McKinnon
Tony Nethercutt
Daniel Ohlson
Michael & Erin Shippey
Scott Starbird
Jonathan Turner

Individual Donors - $1,000 - $4,999

Andy and Amy Arenberg
Travis Becker
Elizabeth Do
Scott & Jessica Gerber
Dennis Gilardi
Zuleika & Jose Godinez *
Steven Gotanda
Robert Hohman
Reed Kamler
Lucinda Lee Katz
Nathaniel Kochar

Michael Kramer
Stuart Lum
Norm Lyons
Kara Mooney
Tim Morris
Tony Porter
Hilah Schutt
Fred & Kathleen Taylor
Jeanne Ware

Individual Donors - $1 to $999

Abe Alvarado
Bridget Anderson
Mary Anderson
Hala Anis
Starrs Arnot
Carrie Becks
Phillip Bennet
Margie Blunt
Anita Bowers-Kreplin
Nelson Branco
Jenny Bray
Nghiem Bui *
Lourdes Cabigon
Jacqueline Castro
Phillippe Cayanni
Jean Chan
Lindsay Chan *
Stephany Charles
Christine Chew
Rebecca Chung
Nicholas Ching, D.D.S.
Janet Chiu
Deborah Cohler
Julia Collins
Janet Conley
Karen Converse
Maria Chacon De Cortez
Nadia De León
Mark Devereaux
Keila Diehl
Julie Duryea
Elizabeth Dunlap
Carolyn Edwards
Johny Ek Aban *
Pat Else
Jeff Escabar
Steve Escamilla
Toni Esposti
Chris Faiss
Donald Fischer
Trah Fleming
Juan Florencio
Elizabeth Foley
Nina Frank
Alex Friedman
Bruce Friedman
Lilly Fu
Guadalupe Fuentes
Lawrence Garcia
Dennis Gilardi
Alexander Gladish
Ann Goldman
Romelia Gonzalez
Abdulia Gramajo
Sallie Griffith
Cecilia Gonzalez
Kim Hahn
Peter Hanauer
Sergei Hanukovich *
Tegan Hayunga

Henry Hecht
Edward & Bonita Helmer
Stephen Henry
Howard Hirsch
Rachel Hooper
Jim & Bethany Hornthal
Rebecca Houser
Tinsley Hutson-Wiley
Laurie Hyman
Chou Hyott *
Linda Jackson
Khushboo Jain *
Troy Kaji
Stan Kamin
Melinda Kanter-Levy
Lynsey Kayser
Sonia Kim
Andria Knapp
Max Koenke
Shanna Kohn
Joseph LaClair
Ian Lamb
Matt Lane
Dina Lawrence
Jessicca Le
Sarah Lee *
Barbara Leighton
Lori Leighton
Ann Lester
Laura Llerena
Colette Lohr
Anabel & Jason Lopez
Wendy Lu
Paul & Joanie Luca
Cat Lum
Valentina Luna
Sandra Luna
Youssef Maguid *
Carolyn Mar
Betsy and Chris Martin
Jason Mattheis
Antoni Mavrantonis
Maria Elena McCarthy
Shannon McConvillle
Kevin McDonough
Michele McMahon
Alex McQuaid
Charles & Hella Merrill
Donna Miller
Jerry Millstein
Ramona Morel
Susan Morrow
Sharon Murphy
Bethany Nelson
Rose & Dale Newhouse
Dana Nguyen
Brian Nishinaga
J. O’Malley
Lily Ouyang
Joanna and John Paun
Maude Pervere

Stephanie Plante
Jefferson Pu’u *
Viridiana Razo
Ellis Reid
Lisa Rendic
Maria Reyes
Ken Riemer
Kate Ringness
Victoria Rivera
Araceli Rodas
Leah Rogers Stander
Devon Rothwell
Tom Ryan
Rajwinder Samra
Rigoberto & Amelia Sanchez
Matt Sartain
Kyle Sayers *
Joel Schechter
Lauren Schryver
Ann Schweichler
Az & Sean
Mimi Sheikh
Jesse Silver
Eric Silvers
Virginia J. Simmons
Jenene & Robert Slatt
Victoria Sonu Song
Robert Spivack
Barbara St. John
Pat St. Onge
Lila Steinie
Radha Stern
Mya Sullivan
Jennifer Summerhays
Keith Terasaki
Bruno Torres
Alison Treanor
Kenji Treanor
Shirley Trimble
Rhoda Trotta
Isaac Urbano
Nancy Valente
Victor Valiente
Jose Vigil
Carol Wang
Sam Wear *
Shaun Weber
Marion Weinreb
Amanda Weitman
Clint & Carla Wilkins
Anne Williams *
Mickey Williamson
Wes Womack
Johnny Xu *
David Yaney
Morgan Yee *
Sue Yee
Fred John Yick
Christine Young
Antonio Z.

Volunteers

We are grateful to have loyal volunteers on our team, providing outstanding services for our staff, our students, and our families throughout the year.

Academic Support

This group of academic angels show up weekly throughout the school year, providing our students with the support they need to excel in their respective studies.

Veteran Tutors

Jeremy Durfee, Algebra Tutor
Ned Pinger, 8th Grade Reading Group Leader

Tutors

Jovani Azpeitia, Statistics Tutor
Lauren Cervenak, Academic Tutor
Michelle Chang, Middle School Teaching Assistant
Julie Duryea, College Support Facilitator
Pat Else, English and College Essay Tutor
Johny Ek, Economics Tutor *
Reina Garay, Calculus and Statistics Tutor *
Nicole Haslet, English and College Essay Tutor
Mike Kramer, Math and Pre-Calculus Tutor

Kim Pipkin, College Support Facilitator
Isabelle Pisano, College Support Facilitator
Julie Poulet, Middle School Teaching Assistant
Ahmed Shahrour, Academic Tutor
Justice Shin, Middle School Teaching Assistant
Penny Susko, Academic Tutor
Alexandru Turcanu, Math and Computer Science Tutor
Jiazh Zhan, Math Tutor

Marketing & Communications

Robert Gagnon, Atelier Gagnon, (Designer)

Since 2020, Robert continues to share his graphic design and marketing expertise with NGS. His talent can be seen across all of our communications. Recognizing Robert for this generosity would not be complete without also mentioning his personal assistant, his 14 year old corgi, Ziggy.

Facility and Garden

Marisa Weinstock (Gardener)

Marisa can be found at NGS’s vegetable garden on most Saturdays, working with our students or harvesting the latest crop of vegetables, which are provided to families and prepared for students in our NGS kitchen through our daily hot meal program.

College Interns

Through our longstanding partnership with Dominican University, we are joined by a group of dedicated college students who assist the work we do, providing support to staff, students and families in the areas of academic tutoring, social services, social media and marketing support. This mutually beneficial partnership provides local college students with invaluable experience while helping us support our scholars.

Please join us in welcoming our team of fall 2021 interns:

Student

Ahmed S.
Alexandru T.
Hannah W.
Isabelle P.
Jolie P.
Justice S.
Lauren C.
Michelle C
Misha S.

Major

Computer Science
Computer Science
Dance
Occupational Therapy
Biology
Biology
English & Psychology
Biology
Nursing

Role at NGS

STEM Tutor
STEM Tutor
Food Service & Wellness Group Support
College Support
6th Grade Teaching Assistant
7th Grade Teaching Assistant
STEM, English & History Tutor
8th Grade Teaching Assistant & Social Media Coordinator
Food Service & Wellness Group Support

* NGS Alumni