Our donors and their reasons for giving

The Peck School has always been a collective effort—one in which every student, every family, every educator, and every donor plays a critical role.

That unifying sense of mission endures to this day. Even in the midst of this campaign for our future, a foundational loyalty spurs on a new generation of teachers and learners, builders and dreamers, supporters and stewards—all of whom pour their time, talent, and treasure into sustaining Peck.

Our donors to The Peck Promise Campaign are deeply committed, and fully engaged members of the Peck family, with unique stories that reveal both why they chose this school and how this school has helped to shape who they and their families are today. In the spirit of getting to know each other just a little bit better, here are their Peck stories:

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  • Three Generations of Pride

    The Kazmerowski/Lan families are three generations who share a love of our school and community.

    Watch their story here.
  • A Donor's Story: Nneka and Levee Brooks

    Current parents Nneka and Levee Brooks always knew they wanted to give back to their children's school. A chance encounter brought them into the Peck community, and changed their lives with inimitable family bonds.  Read their story.
  • A Donor's Story: Nicole and Paul Saphier

    Current Parents Nicole and Paul Saphier found a match between their own their family values and strong personal compasses, and the mission of The Peck Promise Campaign.  Read their story.
  • A Tribute to Jim Rogers, Grandparent Co-Chair of The Peck Promise Campaign

    Peck grandparent Jim Rogers had a catch phrase: “Play me or trade me.” Put me to work, use me to my fullest potential, he meant, or send me somewhere where I can do just that.
     
    Jim was happy to be put to work on Peck’s behalf. He was, among many other roles, one of The Peck Promise Campaign’s two Grandparent Co-Chairs, and he passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2018. He was grandfather to Sara ‘17, Teddy ‘18, Liza ‘21 and Maggie Rogers ‘23 (along with four other grandchildren, and one great-grandchild).  Read a tribute to Jim Rogers


  • A Donor's Story: Zheng Song-Decker and Nick Decker

    For current parents Zheng Song-Decker and Nick Decker, The Peck School is so much greater than the sum of its physical parts. In their words: It is a place where young dreams and aspirations come to grow and thrive—for life!  Read their story.
  • A Donor's Story: Hetty and Achilles Kintiroglou

    Family ties and a strong sense of community are resonant with Hetty and Achilles Kintiroglou; inspiring the values they model for their children, as well as their support for all that The Peck Promise aspires to accomplish. Read their story.
  • A Donor's Story: Sarah and James Heck

    Current Parents Sarah and James Heck share how their deep belief in the power of a strong educational foundation has inspired them to support The Peck Promise campaign, and by extension, the family they've found at The Peck School. Read their story.
  • A Donor's Story: Jim Cross

    Upper School Teacher Jim Cross shares his excitement for how he sees The Peck Promise campaign building upon Peck's solid traditions. Read his story.
  • A Donor's Story: Julie and Thomas Bliemel

    The strong sense of family and community at The Peck School resonated with the Bliemels, who were both raised by parents with a commitment to charitable giving, church, and community. Read their story.


  • A Donor's Story: Annette Worthington

    Past Parent and Peck's Admissions Counselor Annette Worthington traces the roots of her family's enduring belief in the power of education back to the Great Depression.  Read her story.

We extend our sincerest thanks to the following donors, who have made our plans reality through their generosity.

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Ann and Richard Abbott
Carter '89 and Red Abbott
Mercedes and Matthew Abramo
Michele and Andrew Allen
Claudia Rost Andersen
Kimberly Apgar
Tee and Antonia Atkins
Jane Attah and Karl Possible
Lauren and Hayden Baker
Meena and Venky Balasubramanian
Jeff and Melissa Bartoli
Scott Beil
Blair Bellis '08
Eliza Bellis '05
James Bellis, Jr. '67
James Bellis, III '03
Laura and Greg Bendelius
Nancy and Ronald Bendelius
Liz and Ron Benitez
BeSiTe Foundation (c/o Drs. Swati and Jai Parekh)
Helen Biffin
Amy and Tom Birrittella
Julie and Thomas Bliemel
Deborah and Kevin Bollinger
Guy and Stefanie Bolton
Kirstyn and Jim Bonetti
Jackson and Carolyn Breaks
Stacey and Anthony Breaks '90
Becky and Sam Brooks
Nneka and Levee Brooks
Holly and Norman Brown
Jean and Barrett Brown
Katherine Bruno
David Bucchino
Christopher Byrne
Kathleen and Bret Budenbender
Ariadna Biete Ribas and Victor Bulto Carulla
Heather and Rick Burchfield
Kristin and Mark Bush
Karla and William Calder
Lorraine Callaghan
Jess and Tom Carbeau
David Carlo
Chelsey and Mike Carr
Laura Caruso
Julie Casola
Emily and Finn Caspersen
Tina and Joseph Cassanelli
Jessica Cathcart
Erin and Chris Ceder
Margaret and Ronald Ceder
Virginia and Shawn Cepeda
Claire Chamberlain
Jean Li and Edgar Cheng
Autumn and Kyle Chapple
Sarah Chan and Philip Sim
Leslie Wong and Jerry Cheung
Jennifer Cleary
Stephanie and Russell Colaco
Lee Collik
Elizabeth Collins
Keeneh and Robert Comizio
Timothy Cooney
Nicole and Sean Crawford
Brian and Tiffany Crosby
John and Joan Crosby
Colette and Jim Cross
Mary Ann and William Crutchlow
Michele and Simon de Burgh Codrington
The Cutler, Freeman, Niles, Thurlow, & Griswold Families
Christine and David Czerniecki
Margo and John Dana '69
Zheng Song-Decker and J. Nicholas Decker
Susan Ziebarth Delaporte '71
Andrew and Julie Delinsky
Barbara and Stephen Delinsky
Lauren and Edward DelPriore
Florence DeMarzo
Kristen and Joseph DiPasquale
Karen Dispenziere
Ricardo Dixon
Sue and Kelly Doherty
Molly and Kevin Donnelly
Chandrika and Hasmukh Doshi
Niva and Heeten Doshi
Chris and Sylvie Downey
The Dubel Family
Peter duPont '74
Lorena and Edward Eaton
Catrin and Gregg Edell
Emerson Eichler '03
Katherine Eichler '13
Pauline Eichler '05
EJ Grassmann Foundation
Rania Makki and Mahmoud Elassir
Genny Elias-Warren
Barbara Del Tufo Engleking '71
F.M. Kirby Foundation
Amanda and Robert Falk
Mary Faugno
Claire and Mehdi Fawzi
Patricia H. Ferenbach
Susan Nichols Ferriere '65
Elizabeth '87 and Richard Field Jr. '87
Richard and Sky Field
Janine Finnegan
Wanda Fiorini
Amy and James Fleming
The Foley Family
Caitlyn Foley '16
Charlie Foley '18
Ryan Foley '87
Teddy Foley '19
Jennifer and Alan Fournier
Virginia and Rodney Frelinghuysen
Jean Fritts-Eskenazi
Philip Gaffney
Rhett Gano
Jennifer and Fenwick Garvey
Nancy Garvey
Susan and David Gibbons
Kathleen and Jim Gilbert
Christine and Mike Gilfillan
Andrea and Kevin Gillis
Lindsay Eichler Gordon '00
Jenny and Rahul Goyal
Kevin Grieshaber
Jason Guss
John and Megan Hagerty
Jennifer and Stephen Hauge
Michele and David Hedley
Sarah and James Heck
Mary and Patrick Hennessy
Sheila and David Hepp
Richard and Catherine Herbst
Lauri and Michael Herman
Jennifer Hogan
Nina and Todd Hohman
Kimberly and Daniel Honeker
Pooja and Sandeep Hoshing
Margaret Howe
Mia and Eion Hu
Christie Huang and Bau Fu
Hyde and Watson Foundation
Elizabeth and Rocco Iossa
Robert and Laurie Jacobs
Carlos Jara
Jockey Hollow Foundation
Cathy and Richard Johnson
Roland Juliano
Jonathan and Kori Kalafer
Steve and Suzanne Kalafer
Susan Kratina and Rajiv Kamilla
Julia and Seth Kanowitz
Elizabeth and Andrew Kapp
Michael Karosen
Keith Kasper '72
Linda and David Kaugher
Karen and Dennis Kazmerowski
Donald Kearney
Alyssa Keenan
Olena and David Kelly
David Kennedy
Anna and Vadim Khidekel
Sue and Philip Kim '90
Achilles and Hetty Kintiroglou
Adrienne and Dillard Kirby '73
Karen and Jeff Kirby '76
Stark Kirby '09
Richard A. Kirk '44
The Klehm Family
Carrie and Brad Kurtzman
Ashley and Travis Lan
LeeAnne and Richard Lan
Elizabeth LaRosa
Amber and Peter Leach
Jean Li and Edgar Cheng
Sharon Li and James Mau
JeanAnn Morgan-Liftin and Alan Liftin
Lillian Aldaia and Richie Lin
Susan Longenecker
Colleen Loughman
Timothy Loveday
Eileen and Scott Lowry
Jessica and Jon Lubow
Fumie and Gene Luer
The Lyon Family
Ginny and Brian Lysiak
Patti and Morgan Lytle
Anne '72 and Tom MacCowatt
Katie and Patrick Machir
Susan Marckwald Mackay '54
Mary Kate and Christopher MacVicar
Prakash and Vani Maddali
Jacynthe Mailly
Genevieve and Matthew Mallgrave
Lacey and Matt Malloy
Kay Malone
Ann Marie and Marc Manahan
Gail and Paul Mandel
Katherine and Michael Markowitz
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Scott Marsh III
Michael and Beth Mastrangelo
Anna and Kirk Materne
Stuart and Kirk Materne
Lisa and Glen Mathus
MCJ Amelior Foundation
Claudia and Peter McGinley
Allison and Matthew McMahon
Kristin and Kevin McPherson
Heather and Bruce Medd
Jeremy T. Medina '56
Christina and Keith Melchionni
The Michel Family
Katherine B. Michel '85
Geoffrey Mintz
Gregory Mintz '00
Sheryl and Michael Mintz
Taryn Mitchell and Gregg Marella
Maribel and Bradley Mohr
Patricia and Joseph Moore
Irene and Mark Mortensen
Tyler Moseley
Hunter Moss '16
Jennifer and Frederick Moss
Sarah-Louise Moss '07
Will Moss '10
Elizabeth and Charles Muller
Cameron Murphy '92
Joan Smith Myers
Christa and Charles Nees
Andrea Bostain Nelson '70
Sarah and Joey Neuhoff
Kirsten and Stephen Neville
Sally Noyes
Christine and John Nugent
In Young Oh
Jeanne O'Mara
Cathy and Michael O'Neal
Operation Recognition (Diebold Center Naming Initiative Donors)
Julie O'Rourke
Gay Hartranft Osborn '66 and Family
Carol and Souren Ouzounian
Douglas P. Owen
Lynne and Jeffery Pagano
Amy Papandreou
Kerry and Prat Patel
Amy and Dana Pawlicki
Peck Parents Association
Janet and J.D. Pearce
Katarina and Mike Pendy
Ashley '85 and David Pertsemlidis
Tracy (Meerwarth) Pester '88 and Scott Pester
The Petrucci Family Foundation
Madonna Pidgeon
Judith Pierce
Lisa and Anthony Piloto
Sara and Andy Pirtle
Jennifer and Corbett Powers
Carlene and John Pruitt
Liz and Tom Pryma
Leigh Gaston Punj '65
Vivek and Hema Ramakrishnan
Kristen and Patrick Ramsey
Melissa and Peter Ramsey
Lynn and Kenneth Rand
Madhuri and Vereen Reddy
Christine Reder
Shannon and Sean Riley
The Rogers Family
Roxiticus Foundation
Sara Ruark
Lisa and Craig Safran
Anton and Laura Sahazizian
Asako Sakae and Wayne Lee
Sarah and Sherif Sakr
Andreaa Vascan and Charbel Salamon
Jackie and Tom Sanford
Susan and Michael Santomassimo
Nicole and Paul Saphier
Daisy and Thomas Savage
Virginia P. Savage ‘05
Kristina F. Schmucki
Andrew Schneider
Karen and Fred Schnur
Meredith and David Schnur
Sasha Schreiner
Bruce Schwartz
Niki Robbins and Chet Schwartz
The Sciaretta Family
Darby Scott
William E. Seely Jr. '58
Beverly Segal
Katherine Seitz
Pragati and Mihir Shah
Suba and Suken Shah
Nina and Rakesh Sharma
Ellis '82 and Peter Siedem
Arianne and Robert Sikora
Sarah and Hank Slack
JC Sorenson '11
Alison and Charles Sorrentino
Adam Spadafora
Lauren Spirig
Elke and Bill Spoor
Christopher Starr
Jeanine Yacenda-Steenberg and Matthew Steenberg
Patricia Colbert and Russell Steenberg
Sheila and Robert Steer
Victoria and Oleg Sterlin
Martha '54 and William Story '54
Zan Struebing
Eileen and Peter Sudler
Suzanne '72 and Mark Sweeney
Adriana Sykora and Daniel Deicas
Barbara and Charles Talaber
Philip Thebault '01
Jennifer and David Thomas
Christina and Mark Thomases
Christina and John Tonzola
Kate Chang and Allen Tsai
Courtney Cachet and Aaron Tufankjian
Donna and Alan Tyson '70
Carolyn Vallario
Kate and Todd Van Cleef
Melinda and Jaime Vieser
Kimberly Villano
Arti and Vikram Wadhera
Patricia and Eugene Wahl
Helena and Andrew Watson
Erin and Chris Weaver
Dolores and George Wehrlin
Casey and Mark Wells
Lisa and David Welsh
Kim and Finn Wentworth
Molly and Lawrence Whipple
Michele and Stewart Wilkinson
Christine Williams
Heather and Andrew Willis
Erin Wolters
Annette and John Worthington
Dennis Yanoski
Kristin and Troy Young
Megan and Erik Young
Susan Yuhas
Marina Zazanis
Ningning He and Yuxin Zhang


The Don Diebold Center for Sportsmanship and Athletics (Leadership Donors)

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Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bellis Jr. '67
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Dana '69
Mr. and Mrs. R. Kelly Doherty
Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Gilfillan
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Higgins III
Mr. and Mrs. E. Burke Ross Jr. '65
Edmund B. Ross III '00
Dana T. Ross '98
Charlotte Ross Canet '02
Allyson Ross-Pachios '91
Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Storms
Mr. and Mrs. J. Brian Thebault
We are thrilled to be well on our way to goal, thanks to the visionary members of our community who have already pledged their support to the Peck Promise.

Questions?  To find out how you can be part of The Peck Promise Campaign, contact Lauren Spirig, Campaign Director, at 973-539-8660 x135 or lspirig@peckschool.org.


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