Donor Recognition Circles

Every child deserves the best public education possible. The Ed Foundation raises funds to ensure all students have well-rounded classroom experiences that successfully position them for their future.

We proudly acknowledge the individuals, organizations and foundations that join us in this effort with gifts of $2,500 or more to our Annual Fund in the Superintendent’s Circle or Leadership Circle. Learn about the benefits of Superintendent’s Circle or Leadership Circle membership or join today by donating online.

For more information about this program and benefits, please contact Mikko Sperber: 310-396-4557 or

Superintendent’s Circle

List as of January 31, 2023

Ambassador: $50,000+


Leader: $25,000 - $49,999

Guggenheim Family

Champion: $15,000 - $24,999

Kristen and Kyle Jeffers
Leonard Family
Elizabeth Urquhart and Tim Sehn
Brent and Eli Wagner
Ally Walker and John Landgraf

Benefactor: $10,000 - $14,999

Emily Arms and Steven Johnson
Brendan and Dara Beer
The Paul and Dorothy Borenstein Memorial Foundation
Borgia Family
Rebecca Braverman and Ryan Olson
Maria de Los Angeles Reynolds
Doug and Rebecca Drew
Chris Harding and Laurie Lieberman
Holden Family
Andrew and Saisawan Klungness
Edward and Nancy Kummer
Paula and Wes Larmore
Julica Menegatti and Jonathan Cristoforetti
Cindy and Adam Miller
Naini Family
Jane Schmitz and Adam Richards
Nadya Scott
SKB Foundation
Sullivan Family
Phillip Tate
Mr. and Mrs. Zaczepinski

Advocate: $7,500 - $9,999

Bellanger Family
Bryce Gee and Jennifer Cheng
Hoang/Krechman Family
Kirsten Jensen and Matt Gruenberg
Scott and Elysia Lippman
Steven Raman and Indira Subramanian
Walker Family

Patron: $5,000 - $7,499

Anonymous (2)
Joyce Abbott and Robert TeSelle
Abramson Family
A-Mark Foundation on behalf of the Frcek Family
Dr. Katherine Au and Mr. Ryan Chin
Baracy Family
Jennifer and Tom Bevan
Pablo and Aleson Clarke
Ekanadham Family
Elkus Family
Kim and Steve Eyler
David and Ann Fidanque
Iljie and Michael Fitzgerald
Goldfarb Fickbohm Family
Richard and Irina Gottlieb
Blakely Hamilton
Alison and Derek Havel
Rich and Michon Herman
Levitt Family
Deb Love and Rob Corn
Elizabeth and Paul Marsolan
Menville Family
George Molsbarger and The Squid & Squash Foundation
Kelly and Daniel Naylor
Mike Nikkel
Michael and Kimberly Ong
Kim and Matt Peterson
Grace Phillips and Tom Lloyd
Christina Rogers and Gene Klein
Alice Rosenberg
Sanders Family
Quynh Sebastian
Claudia and Steven Seizer
Naomi Seligman and Andrew Gumbel
Sanjay and Neha Shah
Somaini Family
Marilyn and Gary Speakman
Stripling Family
Aleks and Jelena Trifunovic
Brady and Kami Tsurutani
Angela Nishio Ty
Elisabeth and Tim Ward
Waterstone Family
Zak Family
Rachel and Jonathan Zucker Family Foundation

PTA Contributions

Champion: $15,000 - $24,999

Franklin Elementary School PTA

Benefactor: $10,000 - $14,999

John Adams Middle School PTSA

Patron: $5,000 - $7,499

Roosevelt Elementary School PTA
Will Rogers Learning Community PTA

Leadership Circle


Anonymous (2)
Rafael Alvarez Vallina
Alerk Amin and Katherine Carman
Bardach Robson Family Charitable Foundation
Shaun and Erika Bell
Bennett Family
Bieber Family
Blend Family Foundation
Glenn and Cara Brander
Kate and Bill Breslo
Briller Family
Rob Brofman and Justin Pertschuk
Meredith Brower and Patrick Burleigh
Candela Family
David and Thea Cappiccille
Yenyao and Stephen Chen
Lora Cicconi and Jeffrey Nord
Adam Cohen and Damla Dogan
Stephan and Catherine Corbel
Stephanie and Matt Covington
Steven and Alina Cummings
Desai Wagabaza Family
Trip Dvorak
Eichholz Family
Tanner J. Elton
Nikoo and Pedram Enayati
Fletcher Family
Forrer Family
Lee Garrun
Gelfand Family
Goldstein Family
Chris and Nicole Gordon
Sally and Eoin Gubbins
Ralph and Jessica Haberli
Hyunsook Han on behalf of Michael and Suehyun Lindo
Rebel and Keith Harrison
Haykinson Family
Helgoe Family
Tim and Margaret Henry
Heo and Choi Family
Lara Hunter
Jenkins/Sheridan Family
Mary Ellen and Dean Jensen
John Jericiau and Alen Voskanian MD
Team Joe-Yee
The Kadlec Family Trust
Kugawa Family
Lague Domingue Family
Julie and Shane Lamb
Darya and Jake Laufer
Janet Levin and Frank Gruber
Loughlin Family
Elvira Mandic and Girish Patil
Maniar Family
Marshall Family
Morawiec Family
Mullur-Aysola Family
Nelson-Derkac Family
Amy Pandya-Jones and Michael Jones-Morales
Erick and Amanda Pangilinan
Parvin and Srinivas Peddi
Petrigliano Family
Bill and Sharon Polkinghorn
Lionel Popkin and Alex Purves
Redmond Family
Rhee/Roberts Family
Javier Ricaud and Patricia Velasquez
Amanda Robertson
Edward and Johanna Rogers
Joe and Luba Rosenblum
Ronnie and Stan Rubin
Rubinek Family
Sabo Family
Santini Family
Pantipa Sarai
Helmut and Rita Scholze
Niki and Charles Schwarz
Susan Sheu and Brian Colker
Skinner Family
Sarah Ballog Smith
Spearman Family
Stevelman Family
Strofs Family
Beck Taylor and Ted Winterer
Thorpe Family
Melissa and Mark Varo
Vecore Family
Verk Family
David and Elaine Vukadinovich
Wais Family
Jessie Kohler Wenninger and Rick Wenninger
Woodruff Family
Wu Family
Family of Asher Zarouk
Seth and Flavia Zeleznik

PTA Contributions

Santa Monica High School PTSA