Big Give Donors

On May 17, 2022, the Oak Knoll community came together to raise $110,555 during the school’s annual giving day, The Big Give. Throughout the day, community members were invited to support the school by thanking a person who has made a difference to them over the past year. In just 24 hours, 232 Oak Knoll community members, past and present, made gifts in honor of loved ones near and dear to their hearts. Click on our donors’ names below to read their messages of gratitude.

The Advancement Office
  • Jose Goncalves – A true visionary and our friend.
The Advancement and Marcom Offices
  • Matthew Wiggin
Anonymous
  • For my friends and colleagues in Mulcahy
  • Honoring my parents for their support and love
  • The wonderful Friendships I made at Oak Knoll!
  • Maureen Pluvinage Ellinwood ’99
  • In honor of Selma Hannan
  • A Proud OKS ParentOKS Lacrosse and the Parents’ Association
  • To the amazing teachers and administrators of Oak Knoll
  • Thanks for giving my daughter the best year ever!
  • In honor of Jeff Schroeder and his years of service to OKS
  • In honor of the class of 2024
  • The Advancement Office of OKS
  • In honor of Patricia Cepparulo
  • In honor of All-Girls Education
  • In memory of Amy Lynn Miller
  • Nickolas and Maria Agathis
  • Rosanne Alessi
  • The Archer Family (Brian and Gina)
  • Mary Claire Armstrong ’11
  • Elizabeth Armstrong ’14
  • Laura Baker ’06
Neilda Baron '77
  • For my mom, Hiawatha Goins-Baron
  • Ryan F. Barry ’19
  • Michael and Ellie Barry
  • Moriah Bauman ’11
Katie Bernot '06
  • In honor of Will Cardell
Kerrin Black '98
  • In memory of Jenny Myers
  • Bernadette Magnier Briand ’76
  • Sheila Brodbeck ’90 and Miro Pasic
Robert Mercogliano and Elizabeth Brodbeck Mercogliano '94
  • For Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Hart, Mrs. Grimes, and Mrs. Nelson. Thank you for all your help and hard work in making this a great school year for Sean and Drew!
Elizabeth Brodbeck Mercogliano '94
  • For the class of ’94
  • The Burton Family (Beth ’96 and Allen)
  • Meredith Callahan ’04
  • Corey Cankes ’02
Katherine Caufield '08
  • For My mom! Julie Maguire Caufield ’79 – for sending me to Oak Knoll!
  • Dan and Mary Chambers
  • Colwin and Nicole Chester
Megan Child '91
  • In honor of Oak Knoll School!
The Chobor Family
  • In honor of Audrey Rose Chobor ’22
  • Andrea Chu ’10
  • Kathy Coughlin ’65
  • Mary Cummings ’07
  • Katie Cummings Siegfried ’03
  • Katie Curtin ’04
  • Christine Koch D’Agostino ’99
  • Courtney Dalebroux Hubschmann ’05
  • Allison Hubschmann ’07
Katie Curran Darcy '92
  • In honor of my late mother, Barbara Curran
  • Jana DaSilva
  • Alyson Young De Soto ’06
  • Elizabeth Denehy ’18
  • Keith and Sherry Donovan
  • Keelan Happel Dunn ’04
  • Jennifer Redmond Dunn ’04
Hafeez Saheed and Lisa Earle
  • In honor of Emma Saheed ’18
James and Juliet '87 Eck
  • In honor of Elizabeth Eck ’22
  • Kristen Ehinger ’04
  • Janice Emering
  • Christine Falcicchio ’93
  • Sofia Fernandez ’91
Clare Fieseler '02
  • In honor of Will Cardell
  • Mary Kay Finnerty Samko ’72
  • Stephen and Mary Ford
Renee Herman Garber '99
  • In memory of Maureen Pluvinage Ellinwood ’99
  • Olivia Gasser ’14
  • Tracey George ’02
  • Aurora-Yasmine Ghorab ’19
Mike Good and Ali Sumas Good '95
  • In honor of Mrs. Sue Hildebrandt – for always being a bright spot in everyone’s day.
  • Dana Gusmer Gruber ’83
  • Maureen Guadagno ’07
Ed & Roxane Halter
  • In honor of Carlee Bennett and Patti Cepparulo – two amazing influences over Tara’s life over during her 13 years at OKS
  • Kathy Keyes Hart ’70
  • The Healy Family (Fergus and Alice)
  • Kenneth Rand and Lynn Hendricks Rand
Barbara Herkner
  • In honor of my family Wordle group. What fun!
  • Mary Ellen Hettinger ’72
  • Barbara Higginson
  • The Hillabrant Family (Christian and Clare)
Meghan Hodgin

For the love and support of my parents, Marilyn and Larry Shapiro, who taught me to be confident, resilient, and never satisfied.

McCormick Horsey '20
  • For the class of 2020
  • Elizabeth Jacobson ’12
  • Julia Jacobson ’06
  • Jim and Sally Jordan
  • Joseph and Kelly Greeves
Susie Murphy Kelly '94
  • All of my wonderful teachers at OKS
Jeffrey and Alycia Kelly
  • The Teachers and Administration of OKS
Meghan Brodbeck Kim '99
  • The Class of 1999
Meghan Brodbeck Kim '99
  • For all educators, especially my sister Elizabeth
  • The Kivler Family (Russell and Clarissa)
Robert Kravetz and Nina Qureshi
  • In honor of Giorgio Kravetz
  • Eileen Lambert
  • The Larson Family (Matthew and Jessica)
  • Kaitlyn Lauber ’04
  • Maddy Lawler ’10
Raye Jean Leastman
  • My colleagues in Mulcahy Hall
Tara Leone '96
  • In honor of Tricia Bender Trego
Lisa Levchuk
  • In honor of Mary Hoskins Clark and Camille Burke ‘77
Kaitlin Leyden Murphy '07
  • In honor of OKS- for being my home for 13 years
  • Tom and Maura Lezynski
Barbara Rafter Lindner
  • In honor of Kathy Bernegger Coughlin ’65
  • Lauren Lloyd (Featherston) ’06
Maryalyse Carter Lopian '05
  • In honor of Mary Lou Carter – The heartbeat of our family
  • The Marchisio Family
Catherine E. Marshall '89

To Oak Knoll- for expanding my understanding of others, myself, and the world …

Karen Schessler Mastrangeli '91
  • To all those who helped me realize I was a young woman of promise
  • Marcy Maxwell ’63
Kathryn McCarthy '14
  • In honor of Christina Sumas ’98
  • The McDermott Family (Cheryl and Ryan)
James McEvoy
  • In memory of my grandparents, Mac and Mary McDonald
The McGowan Family (Own and Deborah)
  • In honor of the teachers and staff at OKS
James and Kimberly McPhail
  • In honor of Lauren McPhail ’25
Kristin and Kevin McPherson
  • In honor of Norma Delepine
  • Eileen McQuillan
  • Jennifer Milnes ’99
Gloria Miranda
  • With gratitude to God for His love
  • Vincent Longo and Kjersten Moody
  • Todd Mooney
Kieran and Diana Moran
  • In honor of Melissa Maskery-White, for always being there for the girls
  • Molly Moran ’11
  • Kerri Moran ’13
  • Michael and Barbara Moran
The Motroni Family (Sue and Marcus)
  • In honor of Ms. Carlee Bennett
Mary Joan "Nonie" Murphy
  • In honor of Sue Hildebrandt
Maureen Murphy '11
  • In thanks for the friends and Family I made at Oak Knoll
  • Bridget Butler Murphy ’20
Colleen Murphy Babbitt '09
  • In honor of the network of OKS women
  • Joan Smith Myers ’73
  • Margaret Nevistich ’92
Karen O'Connor Newman '70
  • In honor of Esna and Bill O’Connor and Peggy O’Connor Kirk
  • Kerry Newman Sullivan ’91
  • Michele Nitti-Zarr ’17
  • Silvana Pedra Nobre ’06
Mark and Jill Novara
  • In Honor of Melissa Nelson
  • Colleen O’Keefe Schroeder ’04
  • Kathleen O’Connor ’14
Paul and Clarissa O'Hern
  • In honor of Nicole Johnston for inspiring Heather O’Hern ’21
The O'Malley Family (Kevin and Vanessa)
  • In honor of Olivia and the Class of 2022
Elizabeth O'Mara '86
  • In honor of Maria Alvarez – We miss you!
  • In honor of the Parents’ Association – Thank you for all you do!
  • For Clara’s teachers – Lisa, Sean, Joseph, Sara, Nicole, and Jen
  • In memory – Amy Lynn Miller
Clara O'Mara '23
  • In honor of the Marcom office at OKS
  • Alison Pasciucco ’04
  • Turey and Henock Paulos
Janet and JD Pearce
  • In honor of Ms. Rebecca Mull for instilling a love of learning Latin in our daughter
  • Sarah Pierson Mulhaul ’05
Colleen and J.J. Pierson Pierson
  • In honor of Colleen O’Leary Pierson ’83
Laura Perillo
  • In honor of Maddie Schmidt
Cynthia Prewitt
  • Honoring Ann Marie Heckmann ’79, outgoing Alumnae/i Assn. President, and Laura Sumas-Barry ’03, incoming Alumnae/i Assn President and the entire Alumnae Assn. board for their commitment to our School and its mission. Thank you!
The Racich Family
  • To All of the amazing teachers and team at OKS who have been so amazing to our daughter this year – THANK YOU!!!
  • Linda and Richard Rafferty
Robert Redmond and Elise McDonough Redmond '77
  • In honor of the OKS Soccer Team
  • Sarah Slonaker Reed ’94
The Reheis Family (Mike and Kara)
  • In honor of the outstanding educators and dedicated coaches of OKS
Dan and Nicole '91 Rodgers
  • In Memory of Linda Visceglia who started the OKS tradition in our family
  • Sara Rogers ’21
  • The Rubino Family (Vincent and Lucyanna)
Lauren Russo '04
  • In honor of Mr. Will Cardell. He embodies the best of OKS. Whether I needed help with math or wanted to practice calligraphy, Mr. Cardell was welcoming, encouraging, and patient. He is truly one of the best educators I have ever encountered.
  • Emma Saheed ’18
  • Kristine Santucci Rapport ’07
  • Eileen Schmidt ’90
Mary Waddington Schmidt '65
  • In honor of Joan Shepack Maher ’68
  • Mary and Anthony Sciarillo
  • The Siedem Family
  • Grace Siegfried
  • Kyle Siegfried
  • Ashley Simpson ’03
  • Ilyssa McIntyre Smith ’08
  • Alisia Nolan and Richard Sosa
  • Mark and Christine Spies
  • Morgan Spies ’18
  • Christopher and Lynn Stebbings
Christina Sumas '98
  • In memory of Jenny Myers ’98. The kindest friend, teammate and sweetest soul
Nancy Sumas
  • In honor of the faculty and staff of OKS
Laura Sumas Barry '03
  • In honor of the Oak Knoll community, faculty and staff
  • Matt and Sara Sykes
  • Debra Tarowsky
Kristen (Kentz) Tirney '01
  • In honor of Rita Kentz, US Teacher and my grandmother
  • Maria Tsettos
The Van Raaphorst Family
  • In honor of Mary Lou Carter, a true gift to the world!
Maria Denk Van Kirk '91
  • In honor of the class of ’91, my lifelong and closest friends
Megan Watkins
  • With gratitude for the blessing of this amazing OKS Community
Robert Weck, Director of Security
  • The Security Team at Oak Knoll
  • Bridget O’Keefe Weeks ’06
Kathryn Werner '07
  • In honor of Sharon Hanley-Collins
Laura Westerhold Baker '06
  • In memory of Jean Cosentino
  • John and Lori Westerhold
  • Linda Whalen
  • Jessica McBride Whitsitt ’05
  • Katherine Westerhold White ’05
Ken and Amy Wincko ‘89
  • In honor of Kaitlin Wincko
  • The Zaleck Family (Craig and Mariellen)