Meet Our Donors
David ’78 and Tracy Nonweiler (current parents)
“It is our privilege to give to the Holland Hall fund. One of the most important things you can give your child is a quality education. Giving to the school helps to ensure that your child will receive a great education. With our oldest child now in college we have seen the difference Holland Hall makes. We are very grateful to the faculty and staff for their dedication, and giving to the fund is a good way to show it!”
Frank and Betty Ward (former Holland Hall faculty)
“The loving memory of Tracy Ann Brune ‘87 provides both inspiration and motivation for current Holland Hall students and that’s why we give to the Annual Fund.”
Jan Adams, Holland Hall (PreSchool faculty)
“ I give to the Annual Fund because I believe in Holland Hall and its mission. I give in honor of the graduating seniors I taught as preschoolers as my way of congratulating their achievements and commitment to education. Returning their preschool hand prints after graduation allows me the opportunity to reflect on the year we spent together. These memories bring joy to my life as I continue to teach our youngest students and look forward to their growth at Holland Hall.”
The Edwards Family (longstanding family)
“We give because many have given to us. Just by our citizenship in the United States, we have a birthright of freedom and opportunity. We have resources that most of the world cannot imagine.
The truth is, at first we didn’t give to the Annual Fund. I mean, what would our, say, $20 check look like next to one for $200, or $2000, or $200,000. It didn’t seem like our modest contribution would make much of a difference one way or the other.
But over the years at Holland Hall, this place has become more to our family than a consumer transaction. Holland Hall has been a safe, sunny, healthy, happy place for our children to grow and learn. We have made friends here — good friends, that are really more like family. And the school has given back to us in ways we could not predict, and far beyond what we ever expected.
So in addition to our children’s extraordinary academic education, we find ourselves deeply immersed in the spirit of Holland Hall. Whether volunteering in a classroom, receiving comfort from a religious service, coaching a sports team, attending a concert, cheering at a football game, or receiving a text from another mom that says “Is my kid with in collar-yanking distance?” we are part of Holland Hall, and Holland Hall is part of us.
We are so fortunate. And so very grateful. And that is why we give.”
Brent Casey, College Counselor (staff)
“I give to the Holland Hall Annual Fund because I can’t imagine not giving. For me, it’s an expression of giving back to the very thing that enriches my own life in so many ways. At the core, we’re here for the students. We’re here because of the students. If you agree, please consider giving — even a small donation. It’s our way of letting the students know, “Hey, I believe in you.”
Laudy Naimeh-Saliba & K. Michael Saliba
“Because we believe in the mission of Holland Hall and the type of education it is providing.”
Robin Flint Ballenger ’63
“I cherish my memories of my teachers at Holland Hall…some were extraordinary characters, some were scholars, some were gentle tyrants, one was a wonderful eccentric who spoke Chaucer’s Middle English with eloquence. Each offered me a view of the world that made my own world bigger and more colorful. To see a fourth generation of my family inspired by Holland Hall teachers who abound with passion and are living examples of the joy of knowledge used wisely, that is indeed worth supporting.”
Kimberly Ho Schoelen ‘77
“Holland Hall’s Annual Fund is a consistent recipient of my charitable giving for several reasons. I was fortunate to receive a full scholarship to attend Holland Hall. Without that support, I would not have received an excellent education and preparation for my undergraduate years at Princeton. Another reason I give is to remember my friend and classmate, Alec Michael Hill, who contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever the summer of 1978 and died. He would have begun his sophomore year at Stanford that Fall. Alec was a fellow scholarship student, a scholar-athlete-musician, was kind and was just a lot of fun to be around.”
Martin Martucci & Ellen Ossenfort Martucci
“We give for many reasons. We give because we can. We give as a gesture to demonstrate to the faculty and administration that we appreciate their dedication to our children. We give to fund the valuable programs availed to our children at this special school. We give to show third-party funding sources that the parents solidly support the efforts of the school. And we give to show our children that when we expect a lot from something in our lives, we must also be willing to put a lot of our resources into it.”
John & Mary Alice Bird
“We are non-profit “junkies;” giving is in our blood. We realize that schools cannot survive without the generosity of their communities. We feel it is particularly important for us to support Holland Hall because when people look at a list of donors and see people from out of town, whose children have long since left the school, it speaks to the legacy and “long shadow” of the school and the importance it has in so many people’s lives. As long as we have two nickels to rub together, Holland Hall will get one of them.”
Rhonda & George Chastang
“We believe! We understand that tuition dollars are not enough to cover educating a child at Holland Hall. Holland Hall does not restrict all donations to the General Budget, but allows you to direct your gifts to areas of the school that are important to you. We designate our Annual Fund gift to Financial Aid; we feel it is crucial in keeping a diverse, well-rounded student body.”