Walker Bell Challenge 2023
Till the best we can do is all done.
Emma Balina, Director of Annual Giving
Supporters across the USA
Supporters across the World
Aaron Dowling and Sarah O'Brien
For all my teachers, coaches, and amazing friends.
Adriana and Laurent de Bord
In memory of Philip D. ThacherThacher needs to keep making this level of education available.
Alexander R. F. Marlantes
The fact that you need 600 donors to unlock a grant.
Ali + Sepideah Rahman
Alison Greiner and Matt Jacobson
In honor of Jeff and Kara Hooper
In memory of Evan Werlin and James Dibblee
In honor of CdeP 1978 Reunion gift
Ann Ding and Nick Tang
I'll always love Thacher & our community.
Anne Marie Langan
Good luck Thacher!
In memory of Elliott Perkins CdeP 1993
In memory of Bob Chesley
Arden and Preston Brailer
Can’t remember if i already gave
Art & Kit Spaulding
This donation is earmarked for the Outdoor Program. Thacher has historically distinguished itself from other elite secondary schools by its dedication to encouraging the growth of its students through participation in the Outdoor Program. We applaud this and encourage the continuing improvement and expansion of the Outdoor Program..
Barbara & Peter Goehrig
Continuing to help students follow their dream of attending Thacher.
Benjamin B. Krokower
Betsy Greenway Carney
I’ve worked before to raise money for the walker bell challenge… not a hard ask when so many other alumni are committed to matching any gift!
In memory of Evan Werlin
To the good work of the faculty and staff who have helped this school evolve in so many positive directions over my 17 years as one of their colleagues. And too all of the students who have enriched my time here at Thacher.
Blake and Erika Grayson
Bob and Cathy Fisher
In memory of Charles Francisco
In memory of Tanji Dewberry CdeP '94
In memory of David Dewey and Edward TinmouthJulian’s grandfathers would be grateful for the education he’s received at Thacher. Lifelong learning was a priority for them.
Brit Dewey and Phil Tinmouth
In memory of Lee Quong
Thank you to the faculty and staff at Thacher - 4 of the best years of my life (even if I accidentally put my college graduation year instead of CdeP)!
Graham Douds! Wouldn't have made this donation if it hadn't been for his call and excellent voicemail.
Caren and Fritz Hatton
Best place in the world for high school age kids!
Carin and Amir Yates
In honor of Ms KasimirowskiPlease add parent of alumn in categories
In honor of The hard working Alumni & Development teamThank you for all you do to make Thacher a great place to work and go to school!
Casey and Holly Pieretti
In honor of Class of 1996
Cecile and Douglas Donath
Cecilia & Wil Harris
In honor of Jack and Margaret Huyler
In honor of the hard working staff and faculty!
Charles G. Stephenson
Those were four great years!!
In honor of Amy Vanderloop
Keep up the good work! Go Toads!
I'll donate more if Hooper stays on as Headmaster! ;)
We love this school!
Christiane de Bord
In honor of Evan Werlin
In honor of Bruce OxleyMr. Oxley played an important role as Director of the Horse Program at Thacher. He was always kind, patient, and encouraging. Thanks Mr. Oxley!
For the care and love my son received in these 4 years. Thank you!
In honor of Marvin Shagam (my Inspiration 🙏🏾) & Gloria Nichols (my Nana ❤️)Financial Aid and DEI is the Future of our School! 🗣💯💯🤘🏾
Colin Brode Donovan Wyatt
In memory of John Lewis CdeP 1959
Craig Watkins Sr
Keep up the great work
Cristian and Laura P. Wentworth Streeter 1993
Faculty, staff and students at Thacher who make it such a special place!
Cynthia and Darran Baird
Dan Grimm and Malory Taylor
In honor of my friends in Administration, Admission, Alumni & Development, College Counseling, Dining, and Facilities who devote themselves to this beloved community in profound ways.
Daniel Kwon and Christine Lee
In honor of Sera KwonWe continue to be amazed by The Thacher School and its community every day.
In memory of Amy Vanderloop
Daniela & Roberto Palacios
Colin Donovan Wyatt
David Van Horne Jr
Great school and greater students
David and Nancy Babbott
Debbie Drake Dunne
Dee and John Thele
My daughter inspired me to give today. Go future CdeP ‘24s!
Derrick von Schlegell
My daughter inspired me to give today when she talked about belonging. She is still learning what this means. We hope we can provide more, and we will in the future. We wanted to contribute something today.
Diana and Bruce Rauner
In memory of Emma or Adriana has my list
In honor of The Fisher FellowshipThrilled to be back at Thacher in 2023! :)
Eliza Howard and Benjamin Thorne
To Thacher's faculty, staff and administration for providing incredible opportunities for current and future generations of Toads.
In honor of Barbara Singleton Wahl and Bruce OxleyThey made the horse program and Thacher life changing for me.
Elizabeth Wallace and Jaime Burns-France
In honor of Marganne winters oxley
Classmate Gillian Kneass
Emily Williamson Hancock
My love for orange blossoms and chaparral hills is why I donated today.
Grateful for incredible colleagues and wonderful friends within the Thacher community. This is truly a place like no other. Go Toads!! 🐸🍊🎉
Eric & Christl Clark
Thanks for the reminder calls from students!
In honor of Michael Mulligan & Joy Sawyer Mulligan
Erin and Kenneth Pata
Erin and Sander Van Otterloo
Erin van Otterloo
Thacher is helping to bring out the very best in our daughter.
Eugene and Jenny Lee
Sending tremendous gratitude to Mateo and Diego's teachers, coaches, advisors, and dorm parents. Thank you horse department for this year's amazing Gymkhana. A special shout out to the health team too! Thank you ALL for wrapping the orange and green blanket around our boys! We love Thacher!
Bringing more diverse talent to Thacher.
Frederick and Florence Wright
In honor of Robert Chesley
In honor of Lee Quong
In honor of Alice Meyershe's the best!
Gabriela and Joe Cesena
I appreciate the dedication of all of the gifted faculty at Thacher! Past and present!
Sayra's email to faculty
In honor of Chuck Warren
In honor of Ida Adeline Taylor
To Dad, class of 1946
In memory of George and Josephine Yelder
...wish it could be more. Good luck Thacher
Grace B Malloy
The education I received!
Gretchen and March Milligan
Group of anonymous donors
It has been great spending so much time on campus this year!
It was heartwarming to feel the support from Trinity Seely for our son so he could participate in Gymkhana after working through an injury/broken thumb. Additionally we appreciate all the work being done on DEIB. Thank you Thacher!
In honor of Aharon Kaslow
Heather M Grant
Because it is important.
In honor of Class of 2023
Peer pressure and the most transformative four years of my life.
Thacher is a really good school, it is helping my son a lot and I am very grateful to have my son in this school.
In honor of Advanced Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble
J. Eric Gross
In honor of Peter Robinson
Thanks to The Thacher School for striving every year to get better at educating future leaders.
My daughter Angele - so amazing to watch her meet all the challenges Thacher has to give her!
Good luck Thacher!
Love those challenge grants!
In honor of my teachersThanks to my greatest teachers at Thacher: the Twichells, the Robinsons, Mr. Shagam, Mr. Lamb, and others.
The Centaurs group chat
The quality of the education at Thacher is exceptional. My grandchildren are blessed with the opportunity to be there and I want to support that. Go Toads!!
Jane and Jary Archer
For my son Kingsley, who inspires me everyday in his pursuit of excellence. Thank you to the educators and staff who courageously forge ahead in the areas of diversity and inclusion in order to make Thacher a home in which everyone can be proud to belong.
In honor of Bob & Denise Miller
Jay and Jenn Gudebski
Jeffrey and Kristin Berndt
In honor of To all of my sons' teachers
Jenny Karin Morrill Koland
In memory of Amy Vanderloop (CdeP 2003h
My time at Thacher introduced me to the concept sustainability, which has led me down an exciting and impactful career path. Keep up the great work!
Jessica and John Trent
As a Staff member, I feel it is important to support our school in any way we can, whether through financial donations or with time and talent. I am especially proud of my fellow Staff members!
It’s an honor for us to participate the event.
My late husband Bill, class of 1954?, loved his time at Thatcher and remained close to class members for the rest of his life.
Gillian's email to the women in my class in honor of all of us turning $50!!!!!
John & Tracy Mallory
In memory of Marganne Winter Oxley
John L. Rubenstein, MD, PhD CdeP 1973
John Van Nortwick
John and Gill Wagner
Jon Le Plastrier
Cricket Twichell called me and it was a wonderful time to catch up
Joseph Bywater & Alanna Iacono
Go Toads !
Thank you to all the Thacher staff for loving our children.
In memory of Elliot Hayne ‘48
Julie Huntington de Polo
Juliet Henderson and Stephanie Thomas
I visited campus last year and wish I could go back for another four years to learn new things!
Sara billing and Jeff Berndt, two amazing bosses who continue to inspire me!
Kara and Jeff Hooper
The opportunities, knowledge and entire cultural experience both my Son Dermond Alum '94 and Granddaughter Olivia '24 have enjoyed.
In memory of Tom Linden
Karen and Bayard Hollins
A thank-you to everyone involved with the horse program.
Karl Mertz Jr
Karl and Helen Frykman
Kate H. and John H. Briggs Jr.
Katharine and John Kline
In memory of M. Brooke Halsey, II CdeP '00
In honor of CdeP 2008This gift is designated to supplemental financial aid in honor of CdeP 2008
Thacher made all the difference for my daughter and it continues its magic for my granddaughter. I remain profoundly grateful to the school, the fabulous faculty and the wonderful horses. Go Toads!
In honor of Every student who was called fat by Peter Robinson.No teenage student's body should be scrutinized and publicly shamed by a grown man. I used to think I was the only one, but now I know I was one of many. I see you and I support you.
In honor of Kara & Jeff HooperAs parents, we knew that even when we couldn't "be there," the Hoopers cared and showed up for our boys!
In honor of Marganne Winter Oxley, C de P '78I appreciate the call from Julian, C de P '23, who reminded me of the Walker Bell challenge.
Making the school a safer place for all students
Kerri and Danny Sonenshine
Keep up good work!
We are fortunate to have Avery thriving at Thacher, thank you! Kim Master & Noah Lieb
Kimberly A. and C. Curtis Scott, Esq.
Inspired by my daughter to give!
In honor of The Hoopers and The Carneys. Thank you!
Thank you to all of Thacher's fantastic faculty and staff who support and inspire our students tirelessly. You rock!
In honor of Marganne Winter Oxley
Couldn't appreciate more for the opportunity of horsing program provided by Thacher! it will be such a precious memory for the riders. Thanks for the hard working of all the instructors who helped Annikka from a novice to a confident rider. Thanks!!!!!
In memory of Myron A Clark
Laura & Randy Browning
Laura Van Winkle James and Andre James
In honor of Team DevO!
In honor of Mulligans
In honor of Marvin Shagam
Laurence and Alexis Pelosi
Laurie and Alan Dachs
Good luck Thacher!
In honor of Alice & Kurt MeyerThank you for inspiring me both inside and outside of the classroom! In particular, with psychology, math, and magic :) Sending my best.
In honor of The Robinsons
Linda and Ron Phillips
Lisa and Derek Kirkland
Lisa and Jonas Wallmark Svensson
Investing in our future leaders
In honor of Cora Mae SchryverThank Kara Hooper for the push
Lucy Phillips Davies
Lynn Kanda and David Gleeson
Thacher is a magical and wonderful place with which we are honored to be a part.
In honor of Peter Robinson
Mandy G. Sonenshine Wynn
Margarita Forment Billings
In memory of Evan Werlin
Maria & Tyler Barrell
In honor of Sarah Hill Nelson, who believed in me and taught me to believe in myself
In honor of Tim and Hannah
Sending love to all my Thacher friends! Cheers to the classmates celebrating 50 trips around the sun this year! Go Toads!
We love Thacher!
In honor of Tanji Dewberry
Gift is designated to supplemental financial aid in honor of CdeP 2008
Melanie Leon and Dietrich Schuhl
Melanie and Seth Berner/Boyd
In memory of John Wheaton
Melinda and Matt Nix
The participation challenge.
Thank you Thacher for allowing my son to experience this great educational opportunity.
It’s a great school. I’ll always support it.
In honor of James Richardson
Michael and Hiroko Bekins
Michael and Hiroko Bekins
Kids from all over the world make Thacher a great place to learn.
Michael and Hiroko Bekins
Thank you, Horse Program!
Email indicating that funds would be unlocked if enough people donated
Mikhal & Ron Bouganim
For the growth, development, and exposure of Thacher students.
In honor of Maa Alice, my daughters’ maternal great-grandmother who made education a priority for the family!
In honor of Joy Sawyer Mulligan
In honor of Helen KielyHelen Kiely is a beautiful soul and loving grandmother. I am honored to have called her my mother-in-law, and she will be truly missed missed.
Nima Lama Sherpa
Nina de Clercq
Omar and Nancy Abou-Samra
Lovely Mark who called and made the Thacher pitch. He gets the gold star!
Please make the attribution of my donation to: Peter Sawyer & Donna Jones
Thank you to all of the staff and faculty at Thacher !
Paris Van Dyke
Patricia Lavalas-Howe and Neal Howe
Patti H. and Brian S. Smallwood
Paul & Kate Mason
I hope this small gift helps Thacher open the campus to prospective students, regardless of their family household income.
In memory of Zeth Campe
In honor of Paul Karlsberg MDIn memory of My Father Paul Karlsberg
Peter and Margaret Munzig
Philip Delves Broughton
In memory of Macdonald Brooke Halsey II CdeP 2000
Phyllis W. Johnston and David B. Johnston
In memory of John S. ”Jack” Huyler
In honor of Hardworking development teamKeep up the great work!
I'm sure my family could not provide full tuition, and it was through the generosity of Thatcher that I could attend.
Renan and Evy Disner
In honor of Archie M. Look CdeP '64Archie loved Thacher, horses, and camping. R.I.P.!
After twenty-five years on staff, what a joy it is to now see my own kids benefit from a Thacher education. We are blessed!
In honor of Jack HuylerA truley dedicated teacher (Master - in our day).
The desire to make sure more young humans - whatever their ability to pay- have access to 4 years at Thacher.
Riley and Susan Bechtel
In honor of Alex Wilson, '79
Rob and Robin Wilder
The stamp of the school
Ron and Danielle Faris
In honor of Mr. Shagam
'Til the best we can do is all done! Let's keep making Thacher a better place for the next generation.
In memory of Cora Schryver
In honor of all the incredible staff at Thacher who make things happen.Keep up the good work!
Go Toads!! Hooray to the best colleagues ever!
Sarah Lavender Smith
Sarah O'Brien and Aaron Dowling
Let's go faculty! Let's rock this Walker Bell Challenge!
I'm thrilled to be a part of Thacher's community. Thanks for a wonderful first year on staff, and all of the positive support offered to my family and me. Scott, Jess, Louise, and Althea
Scott and Ella Brittingham
Selby Van Horne
Sharon E Bywater
Thacher, where head and heart grow in tandem
Sheila Lewis Henry
Shell Duncan Grimes
Shuyi Tang and Zheng Yang
Siobhan McDevitt and Brian Calvin
In memory of Mr ShagamAlways in memory and gratitude to Mr Shagam - and gratitude and love to Mr Robinson. Also thanks for the donation reminders! And for being Thacher!
Stacy Palestrant and Tomer Rothschild
Stephanie Hubbard McGirt
Stephen and Marilyn Greiner
Miss you, Thacher. Thanks for the memories, and good luck with your future.
Susan and Steve Barrows and Yeagle
T Newlin Hastings
Tammy and Christopher Heldridge
In honor of Jackie Snead
Unlocking 500 for financial aid
The Carr Family
The He Family
The Parkes Family
The Pieretti Family
In honor of Luca Pieretti CdeP '20
The Svensson Wallmark Family
The Vondriska Family
John and Kathy Broesamle, beloved grandparents who make Thacher possible.
Tim and Natasha Monahan
In memory of Tamima Al-Awar
Tina & Rendall Thomas
Dermond Thomas & Olivia Thomas
Todd & Lisa Wigert
Tom and Amanda Lister
In honor of My grandfather John Lyttle CdeP 1942
In gratitude to the amazing place I continue to call home. to the people I call colleagues and friends. To the amazing horses and students that bless my life daily.
Victoire and Owsley Brown III
In honor of Christian GarrisKeep up the good work!
The best year of my life. I wish all Thacher students to experience the happiness and personal growth that I did while attending and for many years after.
Good luck to Thacher!
Virginia and Josh Feira
I want to thank Jeff for his leadership as interim Head of School and also acknowledge the contributions Kara is making behind the scenes. You two make a great team and always have! Keep up the great work!
William & Tricia Kellogg
In honor of Amy Vanderloop and M. Brooke Halsey, II
Hoping that Thacher can be a safe place for everyone now and in the future. Vigilant forever.
In memory of Marvin Shagam
In memory of Chuck Warren
Thank you so much. What a year!
In honor of The Business OfficeIn honor of the business office.
My larger donation to Thacher this year is helping my daughter, Kelly Bilek, buy new football helmets. I love Thacher! It has been a wonderful school for both grandkids. Thank you!
In memory of Chuck Warren
CdeP 2003 Reunion gift for supplemental aid
Two grandchildren who love Thacher
Emma Balina did! Also, I believe in the mission of the school and want to show my support. Please support the faculty and future professional development, especially in the Humanities!
To all of the faculty and staff who take big and small steps every day to make Thacher a more inclusive, caring, and connected community.
My experience at Thacher was amazing. My teachers were inspiring, caring and supportive. My friends are my friends for life! Thacher bonds us!
The generations of outstanding education and growth provided to members of the extended family over the years
In honor of David M. TrowbridgeMy dad worked for the arts all his life. I donate this in memory of him. I hope the arts will inspire Thacher toads to live wonderful lives!
In honor of Sherra FertittaA lifelong educator.
In memory of ECW
The Faculty at Thacher & the Challenge Grant.
In honor of Armande Charles and Dr. Hervé BlanchardThé Bouillon family thanks Thacher for their care of Jeremy (Bywater). Congratulations Jeremy!
In honor of Tom Walden, CdeP '61Tom Walden, who was one of two Top Horsemen awarded this new accolade at the very beginning.
In honor of Bo & Julie Manson
In honor of Dualler - I miss you buddy