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.
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.
Anonymous (2) Ann and Richard Abbott Carter '89 and Red Abbott Mercedes and Matthew Abramo Michele and Andrew Allen Claudia Rost Andersen Kimberly Apgar Tee 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 Julie and Thomas Bliemel Deborah and Kevin Bollinger Guy and Stefanie Bolton Kirstyn and Jim Bonetti Jackson and Carolyn Breaks 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 Erin and Chris Ceder Margaret and Ronald Ceder Virginia and Shawn Cepeda Claire Chamberlain 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 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 Donnelly Chandrika and Hasmukh Doshi Niva and Heeten Doshi Chris and Sylvie Downey The Dubel Family 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 Susan Nichols Ferriere '65 Richard and Sky Field Janine Finnegan Wanda Fiorini Amy and James Fleming The Foley Family Ryan Foley '87 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 Stephen Hauge Michele and David Hedley Sarah and James Heck 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 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 Christine LoVerde 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 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 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 Muller Cameron Murphy '92 Joan Smith Myers Christa and Charles Nees Andrea Bostain Nelson '70 Kirsten and Stephen Neville Sally Noyes Christine and John Nugent In Young Oh Cathy and Michael O'Neal Operation Recognition (Diebold Center Naming Initiative Donors) Julie O'Rourke Gay Hartranft Osborn '66 Carol and Souren Ouzounian Douglas P. Owen Amy Papandreou Kerry and Prat Patel Amy and Dana Pawlicki Peck Parents Association Janet and J.D. Pearce Antonia and Rob Pelaez Katarina and Mike Pendy Ashley '85 and David Pertsemlidis Tracy (Meerwarth) Pester '88 and Scott Pester Jim and Jeanne Petrucci 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 Madhuri and Vereen Reddy 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 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 Sweeney Adriana Sykora and Daniel Deicas Philip Thebault '01 Jennifer and David Thomas Christina and Mark Thomases Christina and John Tonzola Courtney Cachet and Aaron Tufankjian Donna and Alan Tyson '70 Carolyn Vallario Kate and Todd Van Cleef Melinda and Jaime Vieser Kimberly Villano Patricia and Eugene Wahl Helena and Andrew Watson Erin and Chris Weaver Casey and Mark Wells Lisa and David Welsh Kim and Finn Wentworth 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 Ningning He and Yuxin Zhang
The Don Diebold Center for Sportsmanship and Athletics (Leadership Donors)
Anonymous 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.