2022 Walker Bell Challenge
Emma Balina, Director of Annual Giving
Supporters across the USA
Supporters across the World
To all the alums who have met me with honor, fairness, kindness, and truth since I started at Thacher in 2020---thank you. I am thankful for the relationships formed so far, and look forward to many more to come in the future. Special shout out to the class of 1971, my first 50th Reunion class at Thacher, whose love for the School and one another never ceases to put a smile on my face.
I’m grateful for the life long friendships I made at Thacher. I had incredible support from my advisors, coaches and teachers.
Adriana Peyromaure de Bord
To the students who bring so much creativity and joy to the campus each day!
Alan & Ibtissam Davis
THANK YOU to the Thacher Teachers and Staff for all you do for our daughter!
A faculty and school community that welcomed and encouraged all points of view
Alex Herbert van Helden
In honor of Marvin Shagam
A campus full of animals- especially Miss Cronin's Coach!
In memory of Evan Werlin
Amanda and Thomas Lister
Ame and Doug Van Dyke
In honor of To the fabulous graduating senior class 🧡💚🧡
Ame and Douglas Van Dyke
My time at Thacher fostered a tremendous love and appreciation for the wilderness, and a continuing desire to protect it.
In honor of Evan Charles Werlin
Anne Green Colonna d'Istria
Anson B Thacher
In honor of Blossom Beaty Pidduckloyalty to honor, kindness, fairness and truth.
In memory of Vincent OkobiIn memory of my beloved father who knew before I did how impactful Thacher would be for me.
In appreciation for the wonderful all-around experience our grandson is having!
Belinha R. Beatty
Benjamin & Denise Carter
The Thacher staff
In honor of Teal Smith CdeP 2024
Blake J. Grayson
Bob and Tricia Schmidt
In honor of Doug Tauck
The great teachers and the great friends that I met at Thacher are embedded in my memory and inspire me to live my life well!
In honor of Marvin Shagam
In honor of Lee QuongPerseverance of the students and staff!
In honor of Cdp79Personnel phone call
Not the usual. A great place to watch our family grow up. Felt I should recognize my husband who allowed us to have the experience.
The friends I made. They are still my greatest support system.
Caren and Fritz Hatton
The most wonderful place on earth for high school age kids! Happy to support!
The dedication of the faculty members to the students in many ways that go beyond their normal duties.
Carly and Leon Rodriguez
In memory of the hundreds of horses over the years that have supported The Thacher School’s mission.
Caroline Ferris White
A small contribution to support living and growing in our core values!
Cathy and Bob Fisher
Cathy and Owen Donahue
In honor of Walker Bell Challenge
Cecilia and Wil Harris
Having all the students sing Happy Birthday to our son after his first day at Thacher.
Chelsea S. Bauch
Cherry and Patrick C. James
In honor of Adanna Iwu-Anyanwu '24
In memory of James Dibblee
Christopher J. Van Son
In honor of Bruce Oxley
Claire J. Faggioli
Claudia L. and Paul B. Bressie
Thacher has impacted my son's education because he has quickly learned how to perform many domestic chores and completed school assignments by himself. He has matured quickly and is very independent and for sure he will successful in college and life. Thank you Thacher!
In memory of Marvin Shagam & Gloria NicholsLove the work that Chanelle Walker & Matt Balano are doing (hate to hear that he’s leaving)! I hope that this bit of support helps them, and any other members of the Thacher community, who do the tireless and often thankless work of rebuilding trust and fostering a more inclusive version of— Honor, Fairness, Kindness & Truth! From my experience, these are the folks who are truly moving in the Spirit of, Marvin Shagam AND my Nana, Gloria Nichols— two angels whom I know I could not have made it through Thacher without. Shout out to all the victims of past abuses (of all types) who continue to persevere through and/or continue to find ways to to show up. I wish you nothing but prosperity and healing. From my Family to yours—We Love You ALL!! ♥️✊🏾🐎🧡💚
Cynthia Darran Baird
Marvin Shagam changed my world view.
Those who can, should.
We are so happy to be a part of the amazing Thacher community! Sera could not be happier with her experiences.
David D. Richardson
In honor of IMO Randy Smith CdeP 1987
David Van Horne
Dawn M. Porter and David A. Graff
My children have made friends they and we will have forever. They received a top notch education and are caring thoughtful humans.
Deanna and Tom Harned
Dee and John Thele
Devon and Vince Cichoski
Diana & Liam Callahan
Diana J. Lewis Callahan and Liam Callahan
The matching gift for faculty donors!!
Supporting my school!
Orange blossoms and Witch's Broom are the smells that bring me back to the magic of my days there among other smells like wet grassy fields, dusty chaparral hills, and piles of horse poop!
Edward L. Barnes
In honor of Evan C Werlin
Elena M. Brokaw
Elizabeth H. Bradford Peretti
In honor of IHO Elizabeth S. Hastings and T. Newlin Hastings, Jr. CdeP 1970
Elizabeth Rainer and Stephen Mailer
Elizabeth S. and T. Newlin Hastings Jr.
Ella M. and Scott C. Brittingham
Elle O Hill
Ellen D. and Michael Milne, CBE
Emily Williamson Hancock and Henry Hancock
I am inspired by the incredibly talented and dedicated faculty and staff who show up every day to make the experiences of our students better, and who genuinely care about this place and one another. To the A&D office - you're the best. Thank you for being such wonderful and supportive colleagues and friends. <3
Emma and Roque Balina
Coach Sullivan has high expectations and motivates his players to rise to the challenge.
Eric and Melissa Escalante
In memory of Dan EscalanteBe adventurous and lead with kindness and love!
In honor of Bob Isaacson … whose decision to go to Thacher transformed our children’s lives.
Eun Min Park
Evy Disner Paulino
Francoise Kasimirowski and Alejandro Garcia-Revilla
In honor of Robert Chesley
G. Mason Morfit
Thacher is our second home. Thank you for all the love and support you share with us all.
Gavin E Back
Genevieve and Jay A. Gudebski
George R. Yelder Jr.
Gillian S. Kneass
Ginger & Richard Maxwell
With deep appreciation and gratitude for faculty and staff!!
Proud to be an alumni and loved my years there. Look forward to every return visit!
Grace B Malloy
Rich and Chris Mazzola
Greg and Katherine Turpan
Gretchen and Marshall Milligan
HAYLEY & NICK ENGLISH
Harvey R. Kaslow, PhD
In memory of Josephine Chow
Heather M Grant
In memory of David B. Koth
Hong Zheng and Yi Zhou
In honor of Melanie Berner, Jonathan Swift and Jason Carney
Hyea Won Kang
Thank you for all the hard work!!
Gun club! Thanks Steve Kanaly.
In honor of Megan Carney
In honor of Randy Smith
Jack and Christina L. Chiu Alfandary
My family believes in Thacher, In only one year I have seen the impact of the Thatcher community on my son's continued growth and success.
In memory of Marvin Shagam
James K. Everett
Jane G. Casamajor
In memory of Marvin Shagam
Jeanine and Robert Getz Family
We want to thank you for all the support you have given to our children.
Hang in there. Things will get a little bit brighter soon.
Jennifer B. and Scott L. Gwilliam
Jenny Morrill Koland
Jerry and Kerry Holden
In honor of The Robinson Family
The great teachers at Thacher are very encouraging, kind and professional! Thank them so much for educating our son!
I am grateful for the use of the Chumash land, and for our Thacher community that continues to work to thrive!
With gratitude for my colleagues, the extraordinary mission we serve, and the students we’re lucky to call “our kids.”
We are honoured to join the Walker Bell Challenge. Thank you, Thacher School.
John B. Wagner
In honor of Michael and Joy Mulligan
In honor of Dorothy H. Hoover & Robert C. HooverIn memory of Dorothy H. Hoover
It helped to get a call from an current student yesterday.
In honor of John G. Lewis Jr. CdeP '59
Jon Le Plastrier
Let these hard times make us stronger, smarter, and better.
In honor of Blossom Beatty PidduckFor speaking truth and always trying to move things forward in the name of goodness and progress.
Joseph Bywater & Alanna Iacono
Joseph M. Bell
Judith G. Munzig
Brian Pidduck introduced me to climbing and cultivated my love of the backcountry.
Julie and Matthew M. Chesley CdeP 1981
Justin S. Grant
Kara and Jeff Hooper
In memory of Paul Connolly
Kara and Jeff Hooper
In memory of James Dibblee
Kara and Jeff Hooper
In honor of Peter Robinson
In honor of Trevor CdeP 2009, Lucas CdeP 2015, and Nate CdeP 2012
Kate M. and Philip G. Kelliher
Katharine and John Kline
Katherine (Bechtel) Thompson
In memory of Brooke Halsey
Peter Robinson was always kind and looked out for me in his wonderfully gruff way. I always felt that he was looking out for me and that was always incredibly powerful and reassuring.
Kathryn A. Padgett
No matter who you come in contact with at THACHER you are greeted with an overwhelming amount of kindness. I will always be thankful for that!
The most significant factors in my Thacher life were the steady encouragement, discipline, and humor of our faculty. Thanks to all who organize and back the Walker Bell Challenge!
Kerri K. and Daniel A. Sonenshine
In honor of Tanji DewberryTanji was always a mentor and supporter of young women. She and her son are angels now. May they Rest In Peace.
Kristen & Morten Hansen
We are so appreciative and inspired by the opportunities that Thacher allows for students to take risks and experience failure (and success!) Life lessons that are often undervalued. Thank you!
Maria Morales-Kent was an incredible guide as we navigated the college process!
In honor of Jack Huyler
In memory of Myron A Clark
Go Toads! You got this :))
I cannot imagine a better community to work with :)
The hard work Thacher leaders, faculty and students are doing to improve the school.
Laura and Randolph Browning
In honor of The Annual Fund TeamGreat work DevO team!!
Laurel T. Edson
Lawrence M Bosche
Leesa & Martin Romo
In honor of Alice & Kurt Meyer
The total love, support, and encouragement Grace Lowe has shown my daughter Kennedy❤️. Kennedy ADORES you! Heck, so do I!!
Leyla and Michael Abou-Samra
In honor of Trustee, Stefanie Warren, CdeP '96 for her tremendous work
Libby Rauner Brewer
Lisa M. and Derek G. Kirkland
The amazing advisors at Thacher give above and beyond and make all the difference. Thank you!!
happy to contribute to this amazing school
In memory of Joe Dignan '75
In memory of Jim Griffith CdeP 53
Marvin Shagam, in pursuit of honor and fairness and kindness and truth always.
In honor of The Business Office Staff
Luke & Zoey Robinson
Lynn Kanda and David Gleeson
Megan Carney! No-one could be better for the incoming class girls.
In honor of The Board of Trustees and BlossomThank you for difficult stewardship over the last few years.
Manhua Guo and Yimin Chen
Thanks for the call Coach Hopper! Sorry I missed it.
Thank you to all the staff who make my daughter feel at home!
Jill Manfredi, Sara Edwards, Marcy Sanchez, Yung Roman, and May Adams - are all amazing women and professionals, who have and continue to give their best to our school community. They truly are lynchpins helping to keep us together. Thank you to them!!! Maria
Maria and Alonso Escalante
Marivi Lerdo de Tejada
Martha W. and Richard B. Finger
Mary and Dan Krause
In memory of Tambi Dewberry CdeP ‘94
In honor of Alex WilsonIn memory of Alex WilsonClass of '79
Max von Wening
In honor of Bonnie RobinsonGO TOADS!
I have worked for Thacher School for over 25 years. I love this school and what it represents and wish it’s success for the future.
I am beyond grateful for the students, faculty and staff past and present, who have inspired me daily in a multitude of ways. And to the horses. And to Katherine Halsey, Robin Walter, and Sydney Bowie: I will cherish our friendships forever.
Megan P. and Jason R. Carney
Melinda & Matt Nix parents of Mateo Nix
Melissa Vickery McCarty
Meriem Soliman and Serge Becker
In honor of Mr. Avery and the Jazz music program
Michael and Hiroko Bekins
Mike & Kathy Bradford
My father Newlin Hastings 1934 and all the generations since.
In honor of Brian ValdezEnjoy your experience!
Mollie and Bill Hector
In honor of Mrs. Bonnie RobinsonMrs. Robinson helped me find my voice as a writer and a human being.
Grace Lowe has been a wonderful advisor to my daugther, Eline, as an Advisor. I appreciate her duty of care!
In honor of Joy Sawyer Mulligan
In honor of Marvin H. Shagam
Nima Lama Sherpa
Omar and Nancy Abou-Samra
Parent of ‘25
Keep up good work.
Paris Van Dyke
In honor of Noel FerrisMichael Mulligan was wonderful
In honor of Marvin ShagamEasily the most influential person in my life other than my parents!
Patty Abou-Samra Kearney
Paul & Claudia Bressie
Paul & Kate Mason
Peter & Donna Sawyer - Jones
In memory of Peter F Dunne III
What immediately comes to mind is how the Robinsons saw something in me and my writing and they were so supportive which definitely boosted my confidence!
Phillip & Elizabeth Schlueter
In memory of Macdonald Brooke Halsey II
Thacher truly has the most amazing environment I’ve ever known. It is given Trevor an opportunity to experience a beautiful combination of academics, sports, and the outdoors. I will forever be grateful to all the people who give us so much to make this community all that it is.
Qing Zhang and Bin Wang
Qiong Zhang and Kirk Tong
In honor of Chuck Warren
R. Bruce Peters
In honor of Jack HuylerIn memory of Jack HuylerI still write and ride better because of him.
Thank you Horse Department, for all you do for our kids! Keep it up!
In honor of Sudha RajasekaranMy wife , who is no more believed so much in Thacher that our children will flourish in Thacher . Thacher gave our children the best education. It brought the best out of them in a compassionate yet in a competitive environment.
In honor of Peter RobinsonHe was my English teacher in the 80s and now he is my daughter's teacher today. THAT is miraculous. And I am ever so grateful for all of the teachers and staff, and the thread of the Thacher education that persists through the generations.
Glad to contribute for families in need of Financial Aid
Regan Holdridge and Edward Cecchi
Thank you for all the good work
Rich & Liz Salem
In honor of jim Griffith
Though I am not a teacher, it's a gerat feeling to support Thacher's mission through the work I do on campus. What a blessing it is for my kids to now be able to be toads.
In honor of Jack HuylerHonor fairness kindness well taught
In honor of Class of 1972
The unparalleled mentorship, guidance and support from all the faculty and leadership at Thacher.
Rong Ding and Ning Tang
In memory of Brooke Halsey
My daughters Anjali and Lauren Joseph continue to benefit from the education they received and the friendships they made at Thacher.
Thacher provided me with some of my most treasured friends and memories - hoping my donation will contribute to similar experiences for current and future generations. Also ... gotta represent CdeP 2010.
Samuel G. Lino
In honor of Robert A IsaacsonKeeping up with classmates over the years and seeing how the school experience may have helped their success.
Sara A. and Mark Billings
Sara Dai and Michael Yao
Sara Frey Edwards
Fantastic educators who recognized my strengths as a young person and encouraged me to use them!
Chuck Warren and the Outdoor Program
Sarah W. O'Brien CdeP 1986 and Aaron J. Dowling
In support of Blossom and all of campus leadership who are upholding the core of Thacher's values while moving the School ever forward
Scott and Anne Budlong
Can't wait for reunion!
Shauna H. Weisburst
Jack Huyler and the horse program helped me understand my responsibilities to God, Country and my fellow citizens leading to my eventually becoming an Army General Officer and then a Judge.
My classmates are the best!
Thanks for preparing our nephews to be active community members and more!
In honor of the faculty and staff who work every day of every week to support Thacher students.
Steven North and Becky L. Beckett CdeP 1980
Susan P. and Riley P. Bechtel
Susan R. Taylor
Thank you for making our daughter happy.
Tamra Lark and Steve Lark
In honor of Marvin ShagamHe was a wonderful, caring teacher and friend.
Theana M. and Aaron C. Snyder
Theresa & Chris Vyhnal
In honor of of our colleagues and their dedication to students and this community.
Theresa J. and Christopher R. Vyhnal, PhD
In memory of Mr. Shamim- you were a huge inspiration!
Tiffany Chamberlain Hill
In gratitude for all of the students, past and present, who have made Thacher such a wonderful place for our own children to grow up.
Thanks to Emma in the Alumni Office for the reminder text!
Tommy & Bonnie Stoilkovich
Tracy and John Mallory
In honor of our amazing equine partners that give us all so much. Also in appreciation for the wonderful teachers during my years at Thacher that supported me and gave me reason(and still do) to believe that we are all worth it. Cecilia Ortiz, Chuck Warren, Blossom Beatty Pidduck, Michael and Joy Mulligan, Mike Swan, Cam Schryver, Katherine Halsey, Greg Haggard, Monique Devane.
Trudy L. Smith
In honor of IHO Graham A. Rogers CdeP 2024
Virginia and Josh Feira
Loved seeing those bees! Keep em flying!
Walter K. Collins II
In memory of Sherm Ewing CdeP 1944
Will Waste III
In honor of Marvin S. Shagam
Xochitl Plascencia and Jose Plascencia
Yasmine Arastu Jones
Hope Thacher School have a good future.
Yung J. and Michael E. Roman
Zander turned 16 today.....his present to Thacher:)
Carin & AJ Yates
So many of our colleagues have taught my daughters. I thank them for their dedication and positive influences.
In honor of Gui Ignon; Denim J. Lord; Doc Lowery
Our grandson, Wyatt O'Connell, is here additionally honored after having graduated from Thacher and in his first year made the Dean's List at UVA.
In honor of the good work done at Thacher.
Our daughter loves learning at Thacher, we couldn't ask for more!
Elle O Hill
Thacher faculty are outstanding…thank you for making such a positive difference in the lives of our students!
Thacher has encouraged my child to try so many new things. Love that!
Amazing education and educators.
Continue the excellence !
The Thacher community and its horses, which together made an enormous and happy difference in the lives of all of our family, both those who were students, and their parents. Thank you!
In honor of Betty Saunders
We are grateful for the incredible commitment of the facilities team, people like Oscar, Sergio, Jesus, Jose, Robert, Robert and Angel for all they do to make this campus special.
Marvin Shagam helped me make the honor code my own.
Blossom Pidduck. I never knew how to write and she took the time to help me understand in a way that no other teacher did.
In honor of Bo Manson, John Bueti, Molly Perry, Jake Conway, Jeff Hooper, Justin Arnold, Brian Pidduck, Theana Snyder, Mel Berner, Jon Swift, Raul Soto, Tracy Miller, and all of the other teachers and advisors who have supported my child this year!
In honor of Bob and Denise Miller
I was never a great athlete, but I had a lot of spirit, which can go a long way. So it was incredibly meaningful to me to be captain of both my cross country and lacrosse teams my senior year. I think Thacher is the kind of place that lets people shine in so many different, and unexpected ways.
In memory of Marvin Shagam