The Peddie Fund

 

Your gift exemplifies the strength of our community.

Tuition and fees do not cover the entire cost of the extraordinary education Peddie provides. The Peddie Fund helps to bridge this gap, supporting faculty, academic and extracurricular programming, community life and financial aid — all of which serve to enrich the life of the school and ensure the Peddie legacy.

Your participation will serve as a meaningful statement about your family's Peddie experience. Give to the Peddie Fund because you believe in our mission, the dedication of our faculty and staff and the limitless potential of a Peddie education.

 

Having benefited greatly from the Peddie experience, I am keenly aware of the impact and return my contribution can have. I'd like to think it enables kids to realize and access their potential — something that happens in a special way in the Peddie community that is hard to replicate. Jackie Shoback ’84

 

Learn more about:

2020-2021

The Peddie Fund goal

$2,800,000

 

Alumni participation goal

25%

 

Participation goal for
current parents

65%

The Peddie Fund: FAQs

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alumni making an impact

March 2021 DEI Progress Report

Continuing its work towards making the Peddie experience as inclusive and equitable as possible, Head of School Peter Quinn provided an update on the school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work to date. 

Peddie visiting artists

Amid the pandemic, Arts Department Chair Alan Michaels is virtually connecting students with alumni artists.

October 2020 DEI Progress Report

Continuing its work towards making the Peddie experience as inclusive and equitable as possible, Head of School Peter Quinn provided an update on the school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work to date. 

Andrea Patella '17 and Julia Patella '20

Andrea Patella '17 and Julia Patella '20 are the first sisters to both be elected as student body president during their respective senior years

Ian “Mighty” Graham: 1931-2020

Ian "Mighty" Graham '50, one of Peddie's top donors and the force behind the Ian H. Graham '50 Athletic Center renovation, died at his home on Monday, September 28. He was 89 years old.

Members of the first coed class

On the 50th anniversary of Peddie returning to coed, alumnae recalled difficult, sometimes isolating, but also illuminating experiences on campus

Special delivery

COVID-19’s wake was the catalyst for the Steady Peddie Fund, a new fund which provides financial assistance to the community in times of unexpected need.

Kimberley and Christopher Nixon '00

For these six alumni couples, Peddie had a hand in true love.

SeaStraws black compostable straw

SeaStraws Chief Sustainability Officer Sophie Kennedy '15 has made it her mission to educate others about the dangers of plastics.

Roger Kaufman '52 and Herb Kaufman '47

Brothers Roger Kaufman ’52 and Herb Kaufman ’47 are Peddie loyal.

Gold and bronze medal winner Tiff Zachos '88

Tiff Zachos '88, M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M. stepped up in a big way this summer, and her actions earned her champion status.

Justin Barnett '02

Justin Barnett '02 (TK MAC) was a physics and chemistry major at Cornell until he accepted a fellow student's offer to learn how to DJ.

Bill Volckening '84

Self-professed quilt magnet Bill Volckening '84 has an uncanny ability to find great quilts, but he did not set out to be a quilt collector. 

Regan Cook '19, Michael Armellino '57 GP'19 and Dan Funderbirk '19

When Peddie's first Armellino Scholars graduated, it was an exclamation point at the end of a profound four-year journey.

Ann Sachs '93

Anne Sachs '93, Thrive Global's chief content officer will share her experience working in the fashion and magazine industry with students via video chat in Efros Auditorium.

Sophie McClellan '19 and Isabel Sefton

Despite their 82-year age gap, Sophie McClellan '19 and Isabel Sefton have developed a genuine friendship.

Jim Steinberg '67 in the Congo

Jim Steinberg ’67 has logged more than two million miles traveling the globe with his camera.

Matt Burr '99 recording session

How did rock artist Matt Burr ’99 end up performing in a half-abandoned historic building in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico?

Terry Hensle and family

The Peddie experience was so powerful for Terry Hensle, M.D. ’60 that his daughter and grandson are also part of the Peddie family.

Jennifer Creel

Jennifer Creel ’12 met some of her most influential mentors at Peddie. As chief operating officer at Attollo Prep, Creel pays her mentors’ patience and commitment forward, one student at a time.

The family connection

Laura George '84 and her younger brother, Bill George '94, experienced Peddie together, ten years apart. Now, they're reunion volunteers, and they're making reunion a great place to be.

Emma Cook ’14: Restoring the Balance

While studying abroad in Africa, Emma Cook 14 became deeply aware of the harsh challenges faced by people living in small villages and informal settlements.

Kieren van den Blink '90 downtown Hightstown

Kieren van den Blink '90 finally tells the story she intended to share on the Peddie stage 19 years ago.

Peddie Falcon Blair Buccaneer

We teamed up with Blair Academy to profile Falcons and Buccaneers who demonstrate the special relationship between our schools.

Napper Tandy '95 family

At 4 a.m. on January 9, 2018, a mudslide engulfed Napper Tandy's '95 house. Read his harrowing story.

Walter Annenberg '27 Peddie

On Father’s Day 1993, Ambassdor Walter H. Annenberg gave $100 million to the school as an endowed fund designed to expand financial aid, institute innovative programs and recruit exceptional faculty. It was the largest cash gift ever given to an independent school, and it brought instant fame to Peddie.

Chavon Sutton '99 Annenberg Scholar

For Chavon Sutton, being a merit scholar enabled her to do almost anything she wanted to at Peddie. As a two-sport varsity athlete, prefect, vocalist, and actress, she made the most of the experience.

Case Gold awarded to the Chronicle Winter/Spring 2017 issue

The Peddie Chronicle has been named a 2018 Gold Winner by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the field of independent school alumni magazine publishing.

A passion for pinball

Jeanne Laman Ilvento ’79 and her husband, Robert P ’12 credit their daughter, Morgan, as the inspiration for the Silverball Museum Arcade in Asbury Park, N.J.

"Hard Work is a Part of Success"

Traveling from Washington, D.C. and New York City, Edward Whitehouse ’12, Brandon Kumar ’12, Swetha Sanagavarapu ’13 and Rachel Gankiewicz ’13 returned to campus to talk with students about life after Peddie.

Chavon Sutton ’99: "Bring your whole self into everything you do."

Chavon Sutton ’99 came to campus to share her experience in the financial services industry, and while she did encourage students to explore careers in finance, she emphasized the importance of trying new things and seeking out exciting experiences to make the most of their Peddie experience.

Open Minds, Open Source

Zui Dighe '15 never forgot the love of innovation and problem-solving she found at Peddie. Now, as a Duke University Grand Challenge Scholar and a nominee for a Women in Open Source Award, Zui is solving problems on a global scale.

Walter H. Annenberg, Class of 1927

Describing his years at Peddie as "the happiest days of my life," Walter H. Annenberg began giving back to his alma mater as soon as he graduated.

My Truths

Excerpted from a chapel talk by Brooke Dennison ’18, delivered January 12, 2018. Brooke is co-president of the student body and shared her personal journey of transformation, which brought her to some simple but powerful truths.

Jeff Reilly '85: Lab Director at Intel

Jeff Reilly '85 surprised Tim Corica’s Advanced Computer Science class with a visit this winter where he shared advice, both practical and personal, on finding a career in the world of tech.

A global citizen

Recently named an Albright Fellow at Wellesley College, Mia Caglieris ’15 began her pursuit of global citizenship at Peddie.

Self-care for bookworms

Christina Blok '07 discovered her love for literature at Peddie, and returned to that love with the launch of Muse Monthly in 2015.

Making waves

John Lazenby ’96, hotel and restaurant wine division manager for Breakthru Beverage Group in Miramar, Florida, talks about being the former face of the classic naval combat game.

Ronald Epstein '85

He was a self-described "bit of a troublemaker" when he arrived at Peddie. Thanks in part to his teacher and advisor Ray Oram, Epstein found his path to a remarkable career.

Kelly Jo Burnett '98

On September 25, 2017, Kelly Jo Burnett ’98 packed only her most essential belongings in a medium-sized backpack and flew, one-way, to Kathmandu, Nepal.

"We are all PGS."

Girls’ Varsity Soccer players Simone Nix ’18 and Ellie Timko ’18 reflect on an inspirational evening spent with recent Peddie soccer alumnae.

Beer Careers

A number of Peddie alumni are contributing to the craft beer boom. Their backgrounds vary, from photography and economics to marketing and metallurgy, but there are commonalities that lured them to the craft beer industry in a variety of roles.

Arianna Bocco ’87

Arianna Bocco '87 found her love of film at Peddie, and turned it into a career with IFC Films.

Jill Moody ’08

Jill Moody '08 chose Peddie because of the arts programs, and her passions in theater, music and dance grew from there. She currently is head of the drama and dance department at The Garvey School in the Bronx, and recently founded a theater arts program called Imagine Works.

Leon Bergen ’05

Leon Bergen '05 found his love for computer science during his freshman year at Peddie, and still works on creating computers that understand language the way people do.

Alyssa Barlis ’09

Alyssa Barlis '09 always looked to the stars. Now, she designs telescopes for NASA.

 Megan Miranda ’99

Megan Miranda '99 was able to pursue her passions in both science and writing at Peddie, and continues to enjoy both as a high school science teacher, and an accomplished novelist.

Sarah Hogoboom ’13

Sarah Hogoboom '13 got an education in multiculturalism at Peddie. Now, this young Fulbright scholar is continuing the tradition by teaching English in Vietnam.

From bullfrogs to biology

Margaret Symington's '78 passion for nature was fostered by her biology teacher at Peddie. Now she works for the World Wildlife Foundation.

JR Rodrigo '11

Peddie taught Potter Scholar JR Rodrigo '11 the importance of curiosity and opportunity, two assets he took with him in his pursuit of a successful career in economics and business. 

Haley Peters '10

At Peddie you can achieve highly in both athletics and academics. Potter Scholar and Valedictorian Haley Peters '10 currently plays professional basketball, and later intends to further her education with a medical degree. 

Sangu Delle '06

Sangu Delle '06 was an Annenberg Scholar and soaked up every aspect of a rich Peddie experience, now serving on the Board of Trustees. 

On Cooking Eggplant Koora

Neha Komatreddy '17 poem was published in The 2017 Amphion, a student publication for which she was a Literary Editor.

The Final Chapter

A graduate of Peddie Class of 1987, John Coiro reflects on his son's growth over the past four years and on the benefits of a Peddie education.

Life without the cakes

Andrea is a senior at Peddie. She reflects on the past four years and recognizes that while there is a place for routine, we all have a choice when change stands in our path - it's all about perspective.

"I just ran."

Elizabeth "Scout" Zabinski '16 placed first in the 18-19 year-old age category in the New York City Marathon. Her training began at Peddie over a year ago, she said, and the result was "pure ecstasy." She shared her motivation, her strategy and her emotions with us.

Chapel Talk: Simply wait

Alia Santini ’96 was invited to return to Peddie on October 14, 2013 to speak to the community in Chapel.

Meet the Team

Laura Hazlett

Laura Hazlett

Director of Peddie Fund, Head Coach, Girls' Junior Varsity Lacrosse
Mary Mahoney

Mary Mahoney

Associate Director, Peddie Fund Leadership