Annual Fund for Walker's

Thank you for your support of The Ethel Walker School!

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Michelle Helmin (Suns)

2 months ago

In honor of Elisabeth Helmin ‘19
Celebrating you, Elisabeth! We are so proud of your success. Excited to watch where your life will take you. Love, mom, dad, and Andrew xo
Nancy von Euler (Alum ’79, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Stori Stockwell Cadigan '79
My Walker's friendships are some of the most precious I have and I am constantly inspired by my brilliant, accomplished and caring Walker's friends. Remembering one of those treasured classmate with lots of love. <3
Abi Welch (Alum ’20, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Allie Harris
I <3 you Cavi’s 2nd mom
Ameena Makhdoomi (Alum ’13, Dials)

9 hours ago

Thank you to all the teachers who keep the Walker's spirit alive and also Allie Harris!!!
Gurukirn Khalsa (Alum ’69, Dials)

15 days ago

I was greatly influenced in my art career by Miss B. She inspired us to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of excellence.
Scott Watson (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

25 days ago

In memory of Anne Forcier Watson '70
Marcia Easterling (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

a month ago

In honor of Mimi Servante McNally '92
Karen P Polcer Bdera (Alum ’79, Dials)

a month ago

In honor of The class of 1979
In memory of Linda Von Albrecht, Dianne Meenan, Stori Stockwell, and Iris Zwack
This year, thinking of those classmates no longer here. Missing Linda Von Albrecht, Dianne Meenan, Stori Stockwell, and Iris Zwack…
Tina Orsi Orsi-Lirot (Alum ’74, Dials)

2 months ago

In memory of Toni and Rosie Grunschlag, both piano prodigies, holocaust survivors, and lovely people.
Pamela Duncan (Alum ’76, Dials)

3 months ago

I enjoyed meeting with Meera and Gretchen at the VC in Boston. After hearing them speak about Walkers u left the event beaming from ear to ear! You’re doing an amazing job! I wish I was a student there now!!! Hooray Sunday! 💜💛💜
Jennifer Soderburg (Alum ’98, Dials)

3 months ago

In memory of Emily Boidrick ‘98
Elizabeth Dinkel (Alum ’80, Suns)

3 months ago

In honor of I’d like to honor our very much loved classmate, Mary Hall.
I’m so grateful to EWS for giving me a lifetime of friendships & some of the best memories ever.
XIAOMEI ZHANG (Parent ’25, Dials)

3 months ago

Thank you for all Walkers!
Susan Bardel (Parent ’27, Suns)

3 months ago

In memory of Fay Bullitt
Meredythe Goethe (Alum ’05, Dials)

3 months ago

In honor of John Woodruff
Ethel Walker provided the resources for me to grow into myself as a person and to not build a box around the polarities of 'artist', 'athlete', 'technical theatre enthusiast', etc. I continue to be grateful that my middle school and high school experiences could be shaped by such a supportive and dynamic environment with friendships that are still strong today! As always, GO DIALS!!!!
Nora Martin (Grandparent ’24, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

3 months ago

In honor of Ameri Rodriguez
Katharine Swibold (Alum ’78, Suns)

4 months ago

In honor of Gretchen Swibold, my mother who, along with my late father, made it possible for me to attend Walker's possible
I received a topnotch education and made lifelong friends, and I continue to benefit from being an alumna of the Ethel Walker School. I am proud to be a part of making all of that possible for the current students and those yet to come.
William Jurewicz (Parent ’27, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

4 months ago

Nullas Horas Nisi Aureas! Keep those Golden Hours Shining!
Allie Harris (Alum ’13, Dials)

4 months ago

In honor of Mrs. Harris - the best mom and teacher!
I am so glad that my mom came to teach at Walker's! She gave me the best education and was the best support system I could have asked for.
Barbara Pitney (Alum ’56, Dials)

5 months ago

Education is the most important slice of life we grow up with. Learning about our Constitution, Civics, Math, Art, History and languages should be brought to life in and out of the classroom. Take your education with you where ever you go and you will go with success.
H. Catherine W. Skinner (Dials)

5 months ago

Keep up the good work!
Nicholas Walsh (Parent ’29, Suns)

5 months ago

All the best for 2024! Keep up the good work.
Nancy Steenburg (Alum ’68, Dials)

5 months ago

In honor of Florence Hunt
Cindy Jo (Parent ’15, ’18, Suns)

5 months ago

Sending our love.
Corina S Alvarezdelugo (Dials)

5 months ago

Suggestion, a category for former teachers/staff. ;)
Larke Wheeler (Alum ’76, Suns)

5 months ago

In memory of Jackie and Harold Woods
Beth Brucker (Dials)

5 months ago

In memory of Alexandra Brucker '95
Jennifer Pritzker (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

5 months ago

In honor of Jeanette Pelizzon
Deborah Flagg Smith (Alum ’85, Dials)

5 months ago

In memory of Deborah Flagg Scott '48
Elizabeth Foody (Faculty/Staff, Dials)

6 months ago

The students at Ethel Walker are astounding!
Kayla Monroe (Alum ’12, Dials)

6 months ago

I want the Ethel Walker experience to still be one of a kind for anyone that is able to be ever so fortunate to attend!
Tracey Reifler (Alum ’82, Dials)

6 months ago

Now, more than ever, we need smart, confident young women to be the agent of change.
Yuling Qiu (Parent ’26, Dials)

6 months ago

Support you!
Deborah Safford (Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Pamela Safford ‘81, Suzanne Safford ‘84
Marie Bogdanovics (Alum ’79, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Mary Hall Howland
abigail trafford (Alum ’57, Dials)

6 months ago

We had a brilliant head of school. The school is leader for women of tomorrow
Alexandra Horne (Alum ’66, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Arria Weir Sands
Mary K Weddle (Alum ’68, Dials)

6 months ago

My time at Walker's was an amazing experience. I am grateful for those special three years!
Chris Christie (Alum ’94, Suns)

6 months ago

GO, SUNS!!!!!
Miguel Machado (Parent ’29, Dials)

6 months ago

EWS has been great for Manuela M (2029)!!!! Thanks!
MICHAEL NARTEY TOKOLI (Parent ’24, Dials)

6 months ago

My commitment to support Walker's now & future is personal
Namita Parikh (Alum ’97, Dials)

6 months ago

I support walkers initiative to educate women, making them independent, strong, and leaders of tomorrow in all fields of work and life!
Leontina Marcotulli (Alum ’83, Dials)

6 months ago

in honor of our Fabulous 40th Reunion!
MARY STOUT LAWRENCE (Alum ’59, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of LYNN WEAVER AND LYNN DRURY
Anne Bailliere (Alum ’59, Dials)

6 months ago

In memory of Nancy Graves
Gail Gaston (Alum ’70, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Frances Robertson Chandler ‘44
Yan Zhao (Parent ’26, Suns)

6 months ago

My child likes The Ethel Walker School very much, can donate a modest contribution for the school, is what our parents should do, wish The Ethel Walker School better and better!
Anonymous (Parent ’26, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Celia
This is our first donation for EWS and we do hope school will become better and better, most girls can get benefit from the donations.
Alexandra Alcoff (Alum ’94, Parent ’27, Dials)

6 months ago

Go Dials!! Walker's is a special place that I am proud to be a part of and excited that my daughter also gets to experience what an amazing place it is.
Carla Bernier (Grandparent ’24, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Ella Sabelawski
So proud of Ella!
Guy Paterson (Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Pammie Paterson
Thank you Walker’s for your help giving me two amazing granddaughters.
Nancy McGrath (Alum ’65, Dials)

6 months ago

In memory of JJ Taylor Lysle
samara khalique (Alum ’00, Suns)

6 months ago

I give to empower women's education and to express my gratitude to the school that gave me the confidence and tools to believe in myself and succeed in life! thank you!
Beth McGuinness (Alum ’88, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Courtney Cramer
Yvette Larrieu (Alum ’80, Dials)

6 months ago

Gracias Cynthia!
Patricia S & Thomas J Anathan (Parent ’92, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Leah Anathan
Karen P Bdera (Alum ’79, Dials)

6 months ago

Thanks to Cynthia Vega, ‘82!
Anne Winton Black (Dials)

6 months ago

In honor of Windy Black Jansen ‘O3
Grateful for the education and inspiration Windy received from her teachers and classmates!
Cynthia Vega (Alum ’82, Dials)

6 months ago

Hooray Sunray! Go Dials and hugs to my sisters of the Class of 82
Caroline Strapp (Alum ’18, Dials)

6 months ago

For the amazing women and people I've met because of Walker's and the future generations!
Eliza Wetmore (Alum ’18, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Leila Wetmore my awesome mom!
Lee-Ann Harris (Dials)

6 months ago

I support Walker's for the excellent faculty who teach the students in and out of the classroom. I support Walker's for the unique combination of support and challenge provided for the students.
Katharine Swibold (Alum ’78, Suns)

7 months ago

The world needs Walkers! Alumnae donors before me made it possible for me to attend Walkers, and I am so proud to support today's remarkable students and faculty with my annual fund gifts.
Elise Burns (Alum ’67, ’68, ’69, ’70, Suns)

7 months ago

In honor of Diane Newton Sumner
Teaching people to seek complexity and depth.
Eddy and Carol Lui (Parent ’26, Dials)

7 months ago

We fully believe in Walker's vision and mission and are happy to support it in any way we can!
Alicia Benedetto (Alum ’97, Suns)

7 months ago

In memory of Alexandra Brucker
Yijin He (Parent ’25)

8 months ago

Ethel Walker is a wonderful and warm place. My daughter Emma Wang is becoming more and more confident and brighter! Thanks a lot!
Ashley ONEIL (Alum ’78)

10 months ago

Always glad to be a part of Annual Giving.I’ve learned that EVERY dollar and participation counts!
Veda Pendleton (Alum ’75, Dials)

6 months ago

In memory of Doris Pendleton
I support Walker’s because I am a witness to the transformative nature of an all girls experience like the one that I had as a student there. I am eternally grateful to my mother, Jimmie Pendleton, for allowing me to go to school there and for how the Walker’s experience changed the trajectory of my life. To God be the glory!
Lamonda Williams (Alum ’87, Suns)

6 months ago

All this SUNshine on Giving Tuesday! Glad to do my part. #Classof87 -Lamonda Wms
Shelley Cole (Alum ’76, Dials)

6 months ago

Doubtless, I have received more from this world, and all the blessings it has bestowed on me than I can ever give back. So it is with gratitude I support EWS.
Josey Ballenger (Alum ’87, Dials)

15 hours ago

Go Dials -- I hope I made this in time for the Suns vs. Dials Challenge. I tried to donate the other day on my phone - but I didn't want my cc number to be saved on my phone due to security issues. So I intended to come back to the website on a regular computer, but got caught up with work and forgot... Josey
Fumiko and Kenichiro Kitamura (Parent ’97, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

16 days ago

頑張ってください
elizabeth muench (Alum ’55, Suns)

a month ago

In honor of Susan Salant Weirdsma '55
Nicky Lewenson (Alum ’95, Suns)

a month ago

In honor of Alex Brucker
Walker’s taught me to always be curious, to be unapologetic in voicing my opinion, and gave me the gift of lifelong friendships. I donate in loving memory of my dear friend and classmate, Alex Brucker - I think of her laugh and spirit everyday.
Marie Smith (Grandparent ’25, ’27, Dials)

a month ago

In honor of Arianna Zirbel '25 and Emmyt Zirbel '27
Terrence and Rebecca Milka (Parent ’08, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

2 months ago

Grateful for the education Lauren received at EWS!
Lizbeth King (Alum ’87, Suns)

3 months ago

Go walkers
Brooke Pacy (Alum ’51, Dials)

3 months ago

In gratitude to Violet Waite and Miss Sala
Marcia Easterling (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

3 months ago

In honor of Mimi Servante McNally
An ESU one-year scholar at Walker's, Mimi counts that year as one of the most important in her life.
Sonja Hall (Grandparent ’25, Dials)

3 months ago

In honor of Addison Hall
Lauren Phillips Jones (Parent ’27, Dials)

3 months ago

We love Walker's!
Jing Chen (Parent ’26, Suns)

3 months ago

In honor of Celia
We are proud of your hard work at Walker school.
Deborah and Declan Murphy (Grandparent ’25, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

4 months ago

Ella is very happy being at Walker. She is thriving and enjoys her studies and the life at Walker. In today's world being fulfilled and thriving at school is a special gift. Thank you
Yonghe Yu (Parent ’26, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

4 months ago

A harmonious society must be filled with love
Ellie Bell (Alum ’12, Suns)

4 months ago

💛💛
TC Johnson (Parent ’22, Suns)

4 months ago

Walkers is worthy!!!! They keep a spot at the table open for women and give our daughters confidence to take that seat!!!
Anonymous (Alum ’72, Dials)

5 months ago

Educating kind, compassionate, creative young women will save the world.
Susan and John Eley (Dials)

5 months ago

Our daughter had a wonderful experience at Walkers; we are happy to support scholarships for future Walkers girls!
Katharine Swibold (Alum ’78, Suns)

5 months ago

Alumnae before me made it possible for me to get the amazing education and 4 years of experiences at Walkers, and I want to do my part to make it possible for students to benefit from all the Walkers has to offer. Girls' education has never been more valuable, and the Capabilities Approach is such an exciting program. Thank you to Meera and the great team for all you are doing!
Grace Becker (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

5 months ago

As a new young French teacher, Walker’s gave me the break to start my 43 year teaching career in the private school world! Thank you Walker’s!!
Ella Ross (Alum ’15, Suns)

5 months ago

I LOVE YOU WALKER’S!!
Dorothy Corbiere (Alum ’64, Suns)

5 months ago

I am responding to a message from Allie - it prompted me to give, but I have 4 grandchildren in different private schools and probably will not continue to support all!
Anonymous (Alum ’92, Suns)

5 months ago

In honor of NaTasha Gordon ‘92
Barbara Arnold (Alum ’69, Suns)

5 months ago

In honor of Barbara Balch Arnold
Elizabeth Higgins (Alum ’74, Dials)

5 months ago

In memory of Lois Johnson Hughes
alina murphy (Alum ’83, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Betty de la Sierra
Elisa Del Valle (Faculty/Staff, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of our new Athletic Director, Brett Benzio and her determination and commitment to cultivating strong and bold scholar athletes!!
Kathy Wallace Wee (Alum ’79, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Peggy Wallace
Toan Huynh (Alum ’93, Suns)

6 months ago

To our loving parents - Cuong and Helen Huynh
Elizabeth Blodgett (Alum ’91, Dials)

6 months ago

Please get back to the grass roots of learning not telling students how to think. This is my last donation until I learn otherwise.
jeanette pelizzon (Alum ’07, Dials)

6 months ago

Go dials!!!!!
Maria Alulema (Student ’25, Dials)

6 months ago

Nothing like Walker’s! I’m in love with EWS🥰
Catherine Lester Salchert (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

6 months ago

Great school!
Pam Bennett-Skinner (Alum ’95, Dials)

6 months ago

Who I am now is due to the foundations that were formed at Walker’s.
Meera and Eric Viswanathan:Widmer (Faculty/Staff, Unaffiliated / forgot!)

6 months ago

In honor of The Walker's Advancement Office
Toby Bolden Hudson (Parent ’24, Suns)

6 months ago

Go EWS!!
Talia Basch (Alum ’15, Suns)

6 months ago

I'm so grateful for my time at Walkers. Go Suns!
Merrill Carrington (Alum ’68, Dials)

6 months ago

I'm grateful for all the ways Walker's shaped me -- and for everything the school has become!
Colin Griggs (Faculty/Staff, Suns)

6 months ago

Go Suns!
Gregory Oneglia (Suns)

6 months ago

Keep up the good work, Meera.
Duan Liang (Parent ’27, Suns)

6 months ago

Grateful for the wonderful education! Let’s continue investing in our children’s future together!
Michael Mulcahy (Parent ’26, Dials)

6 months ago

Keep up the good work!
Muhisoni Donavine (Parent ’29, Dials)

6 months ago

You deserve all the best🙏
WEI LYU (Parent ’25, Dials)

6 months ago

Hope school will be better
Lilli Biedermann (Alum ’83, Dials)

6 months ago

I appreciate the good academic foundation Walker's gave me. And, of course, there's the barn - ride on, Walker's!
Margaret Meinert (Alum ’88, Suns)

6 months ago

Wishing everyone SUN-filled days.
Anonymous (Parent ’22, Dials)

6 months ago

Walker’s loves our daughters !
Sandra McNamee (Alum ’84, Dials)

6 months ago

Thanks for the matching gift Cynthia Vega! Go Dials!
Sarah Smith (Alum ’70, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Anne Forcier
In memory of Anne Forcier
I believe in schools that focus on the education of young women and I am grateful for the education I got at Walkers
Beth Warner (Alum ’68, Suns)

6 months ago

I am so pleased to be able to help continue the mission of Walker's
Marion Woolam (Alum ’69, Dials)

6 months ago

In honor of Miss Ash
Anonymous (Alum ’82, Suns)

6 months ago

A quality education creates a better world.
Sulaiman Arnold (Parent ’27, Dials)

6 months ago

The Ethel Walker School opened it’s doors for my family without hesitation, and for that we are forever grateful and thankful! So as long as we are able to or capable of making an impact, we will be delighted to do so. Always, The Arnold’s
Margaret Shaw Dean (Alum ’52, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Jane roessler Corcoran
Dolly Hall (Alum ’78, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of Mary Hall
May Zhang (Parent ’25, Dials)

6 months ago

In honor of Bethany Davis and Marissa Forde
Thank you for supporting and helping my daughter Rainy
Sarah Doering (Alum ’65, Suns)

6 months ago

In honor of JJ Taylor Lisle
Angela Coggins (Parent ’06, Suns)

6 months ago

The best foundation for young women starting their education
Leila Wetmore (Alum ’82, Parent ’18, Faculty/Staff, Suns)

6 months ago

In memory of Mary Hall Howland '80
Nicole Dunn (Alum ’96, Dials)

7 months ago

The education of young women has never been more important!
Margaret Huling Bonz (Unaffiliated / forgot!)

7 months ago

In memory of Philip E. Bonz
Megan( Rogers) Miller (Alum ’76, Suns)

7 months ago

I want to support woman's education
Emily Wang (Alum ’23, Dials)

7 months ago

I love Walkers :)
Allie Harris (Alum ’13, Faculty/Staff)

9 months ago

Walker's changed my life and I see it impacting the lives of young people every day!

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Ethel Walker Smith Society

$2,500

Leadership League

$1,911

1911 Society

$1,000

Cluett Society

$500

Dogswood Club

$250

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