The Parents' Fund

Parent participation is vital.

Making a gift to The WRA Fund is a sign of confidence in our school. Please know that every dollar contributed to the Fund will immediately and positively impact the experience for every student.

Over the past few years, WRA parents have built a foundation of loyal participation. Our goal to improve upon our past success by achieving a participation rate of 100% for The Parents' Fund every year.

Current Parent Honor Roll

These families have made a gift in this current fiscal year, which will conclude on
June 30, 2018.

Updated 6-19-18

CLASS OF 2018

Anonymous
Dr. H. Scott & Dr. Nancy E. Awender
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel A. Bluso
Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Boniface
Mr. William & Mrs. Sarah Schweikert '88 Brewer
Mr. Christopher D. '80 & Mrs. Alison Burner
Dr. Alexandra Dow
Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Elkind
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas I. Escott
Dr. Kevin J. Forsyth
Dr. Jaume Franquesa & Dr. Marta Guivernau
Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne A. Groll
Mr. Osama N. Hamzeh
Mr. Tianqiao Hu & Mrs. Yan Sun
Mr. Roderick R. Jaballas & Dr. Soghra Homafar-Jaballas
Mr. & Mrs. Justin M. Johnson
Mr. Srinivasaiah Kamandahalli & Mrs. Prathima Srinivasaiah
Mr. Jason Kerins
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Landry
Mr. Sang Mok Lee & Mrs. Joo Hye Keum
Dr. Jin Ma & Mrs. Juan Gu
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Mawer
Ms. Susan Oldham '90
Dr. Maria M. Papich-Forsyth
Dr. Mark Provenzano & Dr. Jennifer Osborn
Mr. Xiadong Qiu & Mrs. Hong Guo
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Randazzo
Mr. Gadekal M. Reddy & Dr. Sailaja Reddy
Mr. Mark A. Slotnik & Mrs. Kimberly Litman-Slotnik '87
Mr. Zhiqin Tao & Mrs. Xueqing Jin
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wiggam
Mr. Shude Wu & Mrs. Deling Tian
Ms. Katie E. Zampelli '93
Mr. Nathan G. '91 & Mrs. Stephanie Sangrik '92 Zampelli
Mr. & Mrs. Gong Zhang
Mr. Peter Zhou & Ms. Wei Gu
Mr. Zechun Zhu

CLASS OF 2019

Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. Eric R. Adams
Mr. Andrew S. Barnes
Ms. Nancy M. Barnes
Mr. James & Mrs. Kimberly Hasbrouck '84 Barsella
Dr. Onker Basu & Dr. Sucharita Ghosh-Basu
Mr. Matthias P. Bell & Mrs. Maria Fabregat Agut
Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. C. Perry Blossom
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. L. Bradley
Mr. Liqing Chen & Mrs. Qian Hu
Mr. & Mrs. John Chlysta
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Coldiron
Mr. & Mrs. William R. Corl
Mr. Nazih Darwiche & Dr. Nidaa Makki-Darwiche
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Doherty
Dr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Downing
Mr. & Mrs. Randy L. Ellis
Mr. Yanfeng Fan & Ms. Liwen Zhou
Mr. John S. Farber & Ms. Margie J. Anderson
Mr. Xiaochuan Ge & Ms. Yu Zhu
Mr. Yu Gu & Ms. Yu Wang
Mr. Walter D. Harkins
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hoffman
Dr. Ha Jun Hwang & Mrs. Kyung A. Choi
Mr. Jaegil Je & Mrs. Suja Kim

Dr. Eric S. Jefferis
Mr. Dillon Jiang & Mrs. Tiffany Sun
Mr. Wei Kang & Ms. Lin Qin
Dr. Alamgir Karim & Ms. Mehraj Parveen
Dr. Myoung Jae Koo & Mrs. Junghyun Lee
Mr. Joyce M. Kuncheria & Mrs. Rani Joyce
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey E. Lammers
Mr. Jason Lin & Mrs. Jenny Yang
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Mandel
Mr. Michael & Mrs. M. Alison Bleyle '90 McKenna
Mr. Roland & Mrs. Kathryn Jones '82 McReynolds
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Rutherford
Mr. & Mrs. John V. Schultz
Mr. & Mrs. Brock Scott
Mr. Jianming Tang & Mrs. Lijuan Xiao
Mr. Stuart Tannehill & Mrs. Xinlu Yu-Tannehill
Mr. Gary N. & Mrs. Megan McArn '85 Valentine
Mr. Nathaniel C. '88 & Mrs. Christina Wagner
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Weinberg
Mr. & Mrs. John Wepler
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Wheeler
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wiggam
Mr. Lingnan Xie & Mrs. Deling Tian
Dr. Deng-Ke Yang & Mrs. Xiaojiang Li
Mr. Zhong Zhang & Mrs. Hong Lan
Dr. Jian Zhou & Mrs. Jing Li

CLASS OF 2020

Anonymous
Col. & Mrs. David Monroe Ashley
Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Beskid
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Birch
Mr. & Mrs. Sihan Chen
Mr. Yan Chen & Mrs. Man Hung
Mr. Nazih Darwiche & Dr. Nidaa Makki-Darwiche
Mr. Zhonghua Ding & Mrs. Cuihong Yang
Mr. JeongHoon Doh & Mrs. Youwon Park
Mr. & Mrs. Aldo Filippelli
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Foskett
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Albert Frato-Sweeney
Mr. Minyu Fu & Mrs. Xiaowen Shi
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Goad
Mr. Osama N. Hamzeh
Mr. Bin He & Mrs. Huifang Li
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hoffman
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Hovan Jr.
Mr. Chiliang Huang & Mrs. Wei Wu
Ms. Angelita Kawaguchi
Mr. David Kern & Dr. Mary Hickcox
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Landry
Mr. Guochang Li & Mrs. Yan Su
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Lohman
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Lotz
Mr. & Mrs. Damian Luch
Mr. Siucheong Ma & Mrs. Zi Zuo
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Morrissey
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey J. Namiotka
Mr. & Mrs. Paul James Nicholson
Mr. Christopher North
Ms. Susan Oldham '90
Mr. Richard P.B. '81 & Mrs. Donalee Ong
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Randazzo
Mr. Don Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Rusnak
Dr. Shivakumar Sastry & Dr. Paru Nanjundiah
Mr. Richard J. '91 & Mrs. Jeanne Shaheen
Mr. & Mrs. Todd Edwin Shockey
Mr. & Mrs. John Siegenthaler
Mr. Mark A. Slotnik & Mrs. Kimberly Litman-Slotnik '87
Mr. & Mrs. Peter O. Spirk
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Stefan
Mr. & Mrs. Brett W. Swasey
Mr. & Mrs. Steven T. Szilagyi
Mr. Min Wang & Mrs. Pingping Cheng
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Wheeler
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew C. Winson
Dr. Christopher R. Wren '89
Mr. Jie Wu & Mrs. Chun He
Mr. Jaesoo Yoo & Mrs. Jiyoung Kim
Ms. Katie Zampelli '93
Mr. Nathan G. '91 & Mrs. Stephanie Sangrik '92 Zampelli
Mr. Jian Zhou & Mrs. Lina Zhao

CLASS OF 2021

Col. & Mrs. David Monroe Ashley
Mr. Jason P. & Mrs. Martha Ziga '88 Bayliss
Mr. Yuet Reno Cheuk & Mrs. Suet Mui Pang
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Coldiron
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Dempsey
Dr. Jaume Franquesa & Dr. Marta Guivernau
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Gentile
Dr. Yoon Ha & Mrs. Hee Jeong Kim
Mr. Bret A. Hrivnak & Mrs. Lisa Borchert-Hrivnak
Mr. HongYi Jiang & Mrs. Xiaofeng Xu
Mrs. Michelle Fisher Jocas
Mr. Srinivasaiah Kamandahalli & Mrs. Prathima Srinivasaiah
Mr. Jason Kerins
Mr. Bong So Kim & Mrs. Sin Jeong Yoo
Mr. Douglas M. & Mrs. Lynn Hasbrouck '91 Krapf
Dr. Dean Li & Dr. Carmen Popa-Li
Mr. & Mrs. Dimitry T. Marmerstein
Mr. Michael & Mrs. M. Alison Bleyle '90 McKenna
Mr. & mrs. Anthony F. Morello
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Mylott
Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. O'Neill
Mr. Bradley L. '87 & Dr. Beth Pethel
Mr. Paul & Mrs. Beth Polichene '82 Rabatin
Mr. Gadekal M. Reddy & Dr. Sailaja Reddy
Mr. Christopher E. '91 & Mrs. Michelle Reef
Ms. Helen T. Rhynard
Mr. Aisanya Sahu
Mr. & Mrs. Narahari Sanagaram
Mr. & Mrs. Peter O. Spirk
Mr. He Tian & Ms. Min Zhu
Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Turk
Mr. Yong Wang & Mrs. Meihua Ge
Mr. & Mrs. John Wepler
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Wheeler
Mr. Jian Xu & Ms. Xia Wei Xi
Mr. Zhihong Zhang & Ms. Wei Gu

Why parent participation is important

Making a gift to The WRA Fund is a sign of trust in the Academy and conveys enthusiasm. Please know that every dollar contributed to the Fund will immediately and positively impact the future successes and experiences of all of our children. One way for parents to demonstrate the depth of our commitment to our children’s educations at WRA is to increase the percentage of parent participation in The WRA Parents' Fund.

Over the past few years, WRA parents have built a foundation of loyal participation and it is our goal to improve upon our past success by achieving a participation rate of 100% for the 2016-17 Parents' Fund.

The WRA Fund accounts for 9% of Western Reserve Academy’s operating budget, an amount that has a huge impact on the quality of education that our children receive. Please consider the significance of your support of WRA through participation in the 2017-18 WRA Parents' Fund. Your commitment makes a difference and will help sustain the roots and values that have defined the Western Reserve Academy education since 1826. We thank you for all that you do as WRA parents.

What is the WRA Fund?

The WRA Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity to support the school. The WRA Fund supports the school’s current-year operating expenses, more importantly, these gifts help enhance the day-to-day life of every student and faculty member by supporting a variety of programs in areas including academics, the visual and performing arts, athletics, college guidance, faculty development, financial aid, and technology.

WRA is a non-profit organization that operates without financial support from local or federal taxes. It relies on income from tuition, The WRA Fund, and the endowment to exist. In fact, tuition generates approximately 66% of the funds to support the cost of educating a WRA student. Donations to The WRA Fund bridge the gap between what tuition costs and the annual cost of running the school.


What is collective impact?

  • 50 gifts of $10 provide our Fine & Performing Arts Department with props for theatrical performances.
  • Six gifts of $100 can offer a Robotics course with two Lego Mindstorms to be controlled using programmable microprocessor.
  • One gift of $350 enables a faculty member to attend a seminar for a day, helping keep professional development a priority.
  • Ten gifts of $500 provide an athletic team with new uniforms.
  • One gift of $2,500 brings an author or speaker to visit WRA, helping enhance curriculum and create unique learning experiences.
  • Four gifts of $10,000 provide the entire school with internet access for one year, creating extensive learning opportunities for faculty and students.
  • Three gifts of $25,000 allow us to retain a master faculty member, ensuring our students are being taught by highly respected teachers.
  • One gift of $50,000 bridges the gap between tuition and the cost of educating nearly ten promising students.

Interested in volunteering for the WRA Parents' Fund?

Contact Andrea Brechtelsbauer at brechtelsbauera@wra.net