Founders Society

The Founders Society is a group of leadership donors who made gifts of $1,883 or more for the academic year of 2014-2015. This year, the group contributed more than $963,636, comprising nearly 74 percent of the total funds raised for the Blue & Gold Fund.

The Founders Society continues to provide the philanthropic leadership upon which Shady Side Academy relies for continued advancements in all areas of school life. We are especially grateful to all of the new donors whose first gift was made at the Founders Society level, and to all of those Founders Society members who have given to the Blue & Gold Fund – some as leadership donors – for 20 consecutive years or more.

Lifetime Founders Society

Shady Side Academy is deeply appreciative of and grateful for the following individuals and their remarkable generosity. Lifetime Founders Society Members have each given cumulative gifts in excess of $100,000 to the Academy, for all purposes, as of June 30, 2015.


Louis L. Avner*

Renee and James Ayers

Fred Babcock*

Dotty and G. Nicholas Beckwith III**

Alice* and James* Beckwith III**

Paul G. Benedum, Jr.

Henry A. Bergstrom, Jr.

Carol and Myles Berkman

McKey W. and James S. Berkman

Donald Borden**

Nancy and John* Brownell **

Brenda and Joseph Calihan

Jennifer and Martin Calihan**

Slo and Michael Casey**

Mary and Jay Cleveland, Jr.

Sandy and Jay Cleveland, Sr.

Mary Ellen and Frank Costa

Ellie* and Richard Cuda**

The Estate of Daniel N. Curry

The Estate of Ruth S. Curry

Winifred Davidson*

Debra and William Demchak

Janet* and John H. Demmler**

Frances and Thomas Donahue

Victoria and John Duff, Jr.**

Mary Jane G. and Richard D.* Edwards

Ann* and Robert B. Egan**

Michael J. Farrell

Benjamin R. Fisher*

Diane and John Fisher

Barbara* and Richard B. Fisher

Mary Louise and Henry J. Gailliot

Sally and William P. Getty**

Olive L. Gilliand

Marilyn* and James* Gilmore

Marjorie Drummond Hogg Gilmore Fund

Sanford H. Goldstein*

The Estate of Freda Gray

Ina and Lawrence Gumberg**

Judith and Michael Hannon

Elsie* and Henry Hillman**

Mitzi and Mark Hofmann

Sara and E. Alexander Howson, Jr.

Mary and David* Hunter**

Edward A. Irvin*

Alice Jane and Paul R.* Jenkins**

Mary Hoover Johnston

Barbara A. and Donald H.* Jones

F. Walter Jones*

Veronica and David Kamin

Angela and Jonathan Kamin

Lindsey and Joshua Kamin

Joan and Samuel Kamin

Tricia and William Kassling

Autumn and Joseph Katarincic, Jr.

Penny and John R. Kramer**

Janet* and Karl Krieger

Kathleen and James Lee

Sharon R. and J. Stephen Lee**

Mary Beth and Christopher Leech

Anne and Edward* Lewis

Sissy and Bill Lieberman

Margaret* and George* Magovern**

Helen and Andrew* Mathieson

Tron McConnell**

Rebecca and W. T. McGough, Jr.

The Roy H. McKnight Family

The Estate of Helen and Stuart McMurray

Paul Mellon*

Jane* and William* A. Meyer

Deborah and Stephen Modzelewski

John S. Osterweis

Wendy and Frederick Parkin

Helen* and Henry* Posner, Jr.

Milan Puskar

Craig D. Ramsey

Richard E. Rauh

Walter D. Riddle*

Pat and S. Kent Rockwell

Sharon and James Rohr, Sr.

Anne and James* Rothenberg**

Fran and Philip J. Rouse II

Abby and Reid Ruttenberg

Sara and David Scaife

Theresa and Edwin Scheetz, Jr.**

Alice and J. Paul* Scheetz

Mikell and A. William Schenck

Joliane and Gus* Schroeder

Christine and Alex Scott

Grant Shipley*

Rebecca Cost Snyder

Barry Snyder

Carolyn and George* W. Tippins

Hannah and Neil Y. Van Horn

Henry J. Wallace, Jr.

Susanne and John Wean

Barbara and Bruce Wiegand

Elizabeth B.* and Frank L. Wiegand III

President's Circle

(Gifts of $10,000 and above)

Renee and James Ayers

Paul G. Benedum, Jr.**

Paul G. Benedum, Jr. Foundation

Sheila and Bill Colombo

Beverly and Donald Conner

Estate of Ruth S. Curry

Estate of Daniel N. Curry

Debra and William Demchak

The Double Eagle Foundation

Victoria and John Duff, Jr.**

The Fund for Charitable Giving

Alexander Gilfillan Charitable Trust

James and Marilyn A. Gilmore Foundation

Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Elsie* and Henry L. Hillman**

Priscilla and Richard Hunt

Orville H. Lerch

Rebecca F. and W. T. McGough, Jr.**

Modzelewski Charitable Trust

Deborah Sze and Stephen Modzelewski

Lori and Louis Plung

Craig Ramsey

Fran and Philip Rouse**

Salvitti Family Foundation

Theresa and Edwin F. Scheetz, Jr.**

Schwab Charitable Fund

Carrie and Tim Stanny**

Vanguard Charitable

Barbara and Bruce Wiegand

Suzan Obagi and Mazen Youssef

President's Fellow

(Gifts of $7,500-$9,999)

G. Nicholas Beckwith IV

Anne and Frederick Broad

Kara and Dean Conomikes

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Judy and Michael Hannon

The Jegasothy Family

The Torch & Quill Society

Tracy and Jon Levy**

Lila and Phillip Lynch, Jr.

E. Ronald Salvitti

Suzanne and William Wallace


(Gifts of $5,000-$7,499)

Teresa and Joseph Anania Jr.

Allen Bankson**

Dotty and Nick Beckwith**

Phyllis Coontz and Elaine Bellin

Lili and Jon Bosse

Tony Calandra

Louise and David Cannon Jr.**

The Cape Cod Foundation

Amy and James Conley

Richard Cuda**

Patrice and Edward Diamond III

Diane and John Fisher

Sally and William P. Getty**

Sara and Alex Howson, Jr.

Roy A. Hunt Foundation

Mary Caroline and Torrence Hunt, Jr.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Karen D. and Joseph L. Kelley III

Robert Kozel

Pat and Mark Landay

Patsy and J. Donald McKinney**

Ginny Bloom and Chetan Mehta

Brooke and Robert Mullin

National Philanthropic Trust

Dawn Nowry

John S. Osterweis

Susan and Gregg Perelman

Kaya and Paul Michael Pohl

Richard E. Rauh

Anne and James* Rothenberg**

James Scalo Family

Joliane Schroeder

The Hillman Company

Wendy and Spencer Todd

Henry J. Wallace, Jr.

Estate of Alvah Hall Warren III

Britton P. Wean

Susanne and John Wean**

Tyler Wean

James & Nancy Wolf Family Foundation

Nancy and James Wolf**

Leadership Member

(Gifts of $2,500-$4,999)

Anonymous (1)

Divya and Sri Annamraju

Autodesk Matching Gifts Program - USA

Maritza and Wayne Balta


McKey W. and James S. Berkman**

Donald Borden**

Amy and Mark Bozzone

Linda and Thomas Cangiano

Slo and Michael Casey**

Terri and J. David Cepicka

Elizabeth and Michael Concordia

Catherine and Curt Coulter

Theresa and Robert Crisanti

Brian H. Davis

Robert Egan**

Peter Ellis

Annie and F. Augustus Engel

EQT Foundation

Daniel M. Fawcett

Pamela and Richard Feinstein**

Liz and Alan Finegold

Suzanne and George Folsom

Eugenia and Robert Friedlander

Bryan and Amie Gentile

Global Impact

Nita Rai-Gohel and Shyam Gohel

Judith and Jerome Granato

Ina and Lawrence Gumberg**

Cheri M. and Daniel J. Haas

Susan and Fred Harchelroad


Mary Alice and Michael Hennessey

Timothy Hennessey

Janet and William Hunt

Laura and Thomas Karet

Mathilda Klaus

Jonathan Kuhn

Donna and Fred Malvin**

Carol H. and Peter F. Mathieson

Erica and Jeff McIlroy

Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc.

Norfolk Southern Foundation

Jessica and David Nothmann

Donna R. and John G. Osthaus**

Juliana Marques and Eduardo Pelleissone

The Petredis Family

PNC Foundation Matching Gift Program

Kate and Monty Pooley

Leslie and David Puth

Mira F. Courpas and Jonathan C. Puth

Nancy and Bill Rackoff

The Rattner Family

David Rattner

Heather and Richard Rattner

Beth and Steven Rattner

Susan and Stuart Rattner

Jacqueline and Colin Rosenberg

Ryan S. Ruskin

Lisa and Ozzy Samad

Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen

Sarah and Augustus Schroeder

Cynthia and David Shapira

The David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation

Donna and Carl Succop

Barbara Pippin Thai and Ngoc Thai

Allison Bellows Tiernan

Lauren and Jeffrey Troutman**

The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust

The Vanguard Group Foundation

Laura Cyr and Jeff Varadi

Catherine and Frederick Waddell**

Roseanne and Mark Wholey

Christine and David Yaccino

1883 Member

(Gifts of $1,883-$2,499)

Anonymous (1)

The Ayco Charitable Foundation

Nancy and Nadav Baum

Bonnie and Vaughan Blaxter

Mary and Marvin Brown

The Buhl Foundation

Mary Jane Burry

Charles Cheever

Class of 2014

Barbara and James Cook, Jr.**

Dr. Valire Carr Copeland

Mary Ellen and Frank Costa

Coston Funeral Homes, Inc.

Bethany and Roland Criswell

Maribea Crosby

Julie and Jeffrey Davies

Mary Jo and Lane Dively

Lisa and J. Murray Egan

Stacy and J. Keefe Ellis

Lana and Richard Ferguson

Laura and Robert Ferguson

Anne L. Gailliot

Denise and Jay Giacco

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Graham, Jr.**

Judith and George Grune

Gwen and James Hackett, Jr.

Diana and Samuel Harbison III**

Christina Henderson

IBM Matching Gifts Program

Holly and Edward Jenkins**

Brian Jewart

Margo and Jeff Jochims

Jeffrey Kann

Tricia and William Kassling

Elaine Keim

Sang Lee and Hak-Jin Kim

Linda M. LaMagna

Kathy and Douglas G. Mancosh

The Douglas G. Mancosh Rev Trust

John D. Margolis**

Marin Community Foundation

Ann and Andy Mathieson**

Mary McKinney

Barbara and Rodrick McMahon

Nilza and Abhishek Mehta

Audra and Ali Melhem

MSD Capital

The Obernauer Foundation, Inc.

Peggy and Marne Obernauer, Jr.

J. Lee O'Nan**

Josephine and Frank Osborn

Shari and Lucas Paglia

Herky Pollock

PPG Industries Foundation

Holly and Edwin Scheetz III

Stefi Kirschner and Gilbert Schneider

Lisa Simone and Paul Shea

Lara Washington and Kenneth Spruill

Sandra Sauereisen and Mark Taylor

Sue Challinor and Matthew Teplitz

Barbara Todd

Ann and Jeffrey Todd**

Hannah and Neil Y. Van Horn

Virginia Balderston and Theodore Vuchinich

Wedner Family Trust

Mark H. Wholey Family Foundation

Jonathan Zittrain