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Bulldog Bash 2024 Sponsor Ads eJournal

Bulldog Bash 2024: A Heartfelt Note of Thanks

May 31, 2024 

To the D-E Community: 
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering support of the Bulldog Bash, our annual fundraiser benefiting need-based Financial Aid. While we were unable to host the event in person due to unforeseen circumstances, the community's remarkable rallying and steadfast support still resulted in financial success for our Financial Aid program.  Thanks in part to the incredible example of our $150,000 anonymous matching donor, 88% of the Bash community donated back their tickets/sponsorships to financial aid.  Additionally our online auction performed at record levels.  We cannot thank you enough!
Our theme was based on the 50 years of Dwight-Englewood School and the 50th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube. 
A special thank you goes to our incredible Co-Chairs, Katya Gersten P'28 and Lisa Lazarus P'28. Your guidance and dedication throughout the entire planning process were invaluable. Your leadership played a pivotal role in orchestrating this event, and we are deeply grateful for your commitment. Your support was the final twist we all needed!
We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to ALL the committee members who invested countless hours in transforming Leggett Field into a vibrant Rubik's Cube Extravaganza. Your creativity and hard work did not go unnoticed, and although the event did not unfold as planned, your efforts have left a lasting impact. Just like solving a Rubik’s Cube, your continuous dedication made everything fall into place.
To all our sponsors, donors, and participants: your generosity and support are the cornerstone of our community. It is because of you that we can continue to provide essential financial aid to our students, ensuring that they receive the education and opportunities they deserve.

To view our Bash 2024 Sponsor Ads eJournal, please see above. 

For a list of ALL of our generous Bash 2024 Donors, please click here 
As mentioned above, when the event was canceled, we offered community members the option to refund their sponsorship/ticket money, but 88% of our community overwhelmingly decided to apply the money as a donation instead of a refund. Just like solving a Rubik’s Cube, your help and generosity made everything fall into place. This is what makes the D-E community so great!

Thank you to all who participated in some way to bring our community together and for your incredible support and for being an integral part of the Bulldog Bash. You’ve mastered the art of kindness like a true Rubik’s Cube Champion!
We look forward to celebrating with you in person next year at the Bulldog Bash 2025. (Save the date: Saturday, April 26, 2025 NYC)
Linda Binder, Director of Special Events 
Beverley D Mac Keen, P'24,'30, Director of Development 

Why Your Support of Financial Aid Matters... A Personal Testimonial

Bulldog Bash 2024 Featuring Ruth Myint

Bulldog Bash 2024 Sponsors

THANK YOU to our Bulldog Bash 2024 Sponsors
confirmed to-date (see below)! 

Jinny and Ilyeon Kwon P'31, '31
Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff P'27

Lisa Landau Carnoy '85 and David Carnoy P'22, '27, '27
Katya and Jeff Gersten P'28
Lisa and Darren Lazarus P'28
Jennifer and Stephen Rich P'20, '22
Michele and Daniel Ross P'27, '30

ConnectOne Bank
Offit Capital 

Gia and Victor Alvarez '99, P'29, '29
 Dana '94 and Joshua Baumgarten P'25, '26, '29
Jody and Tony Berger P'26, '28, '28
 LeeAnn and Damon Burrell P'31
Kirsten and Mark Cunha P'28
Julie and Leeor Farhadian P'37, '39
Debra Wasserman and Jason Glasser P'25, '27
Jennifer and Ian Goodman P'20, '22, '25
 Robert Kartheiser, Jr. P'30
 Karen and Robert Kennedy P'28, '28
Tammy and Scott Mager P'22, '24
Danielle and David Orlofsky P'23, '26
Becky and Julian Singer '02, P'33, '35
Aurielle and Michael Wilderman New Parent '32

Ilana and David Adelman P'24
 Reena and Samir Amrute P'35
Lori '88 and Eric Aroesty P'17, '20, '26
Samantha '92 and Yitzhack Asulin 
Miriam and Zeyad Baker '97, P'29, '31
Katherine and Alex Blostein P'28, '32
Alice and Patrick Chu P'25, '27, '30
Kalpana Bains '99 and Gurbhej Dhillon P'28, '31
 Toby and Sandy Florman P'17, '20, '24
Caralyn and Steven Fuld P'17, '21, '26
Christine and Dominick Gabriel P'27, '29
Susan Ellingwood and Jake Gouverneur P'23, '25
Danielle and Ajay Goyal P'27, '27
Liz and Jeremy Gregersen P'29, '38
Mala and Bill Harker P'27, '32
Lauren Hoelzer and Eric Helenek P'37
Isabella Lacayo and Eric Hochstadt '97, P'28, '34
Shanna and Rafi Jafri '94, P'22, '24, '26, '32
Meaghan and Jeff Janker P'35
Jane and Damian Jee P'27, '29, '32
Hildegard Cho and David Jiang P'29, '30
Tara and Ron Krolick P'26
Katie and Christian Kurtz P'32, '35
 Lisa and Stephen Lascher P'27
Kristie Wong and George Lee P'22, '25
Shraddha and Ravi Munver '88, P'23, '25
Monica Ranniger and Michael Nelson P'24
Cyma Zarghami '80 and George Obergfoll P'15, '21, '25
 Lopa Maharaja and Niles Patel P'31, '33
 Anat and Josh Peirez P'21, '25, '26
 Rachna and Ankur Randev P'29, '31
Ami Vaidya '91 and Sivaram Rajan P'24, '26
Bev Mac Keen and Michael Rego P'24, '30
Bonnie and Michael Rhee P'29, '37
Allison and Paul Rosenberg P'26, '28
Sunita Kurra '02 and Darren Schmidt P'37
Michelle and Vineet Sehgal P'30, '35
Amy and Seth Shapiro P'27, '29
Maria Magistro-Sherry and Peter Sherry P'24, '24 
 Masha Lavie '05 and Slav Shkolnik
Ribli and Rami Singh P'32, '35, '37
Lisa Solbakken P'27
Sara and Mitchell Spinnell P'23, '25
Cara and Michael Strashnov P'25, '29
Shannon and Jim Sullivan P'27, '29
Mandavi and Saurabh Tandon P'29
Sally and Shane Tiemann P'28, '30
Renu and Daniel Vitale P'25
Michelle and Robert Wartell P'30
Lori and Michael York P'29
 Jin James Zhao P32, '33

The Anziolotti Group 
Country Club Services 
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP 
Lefkes Estiatorio 
The Little Gym of Englewood 

Are YOU or is your BUSINESS interested in joining our Bash 2024 as a sponsor? Please CLICK HERE or email Linda Binder, Director of Special Events, at: 
CLICK HERE for our Sponsorship Opportunities Info. Form (PDF)!
DONATE an item or experience to our Auction: 
CLICK HERE for our Donation Form! 
Sponsorships & Ads Journal Form (PDF): CLICK HERE

“Get into the Groove”

Katya Gersten P'28 and Lisa Lazarus P'28 
Event Co-Chairs
Beverley Mac Keen P’24, ’30
Director of Development
Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78
Director of Alumni and Development Services
Dawn Lozada P’29
Director of Annual Giving & Volunteer Management
Linda Binder
Director of Special Events
Liz Iannaconi ’04
Assistant Director of Alumni and Development Services
Lynn Ferrara
Development Database Manager

Past Event Chair Liaisons
Jennifer Goodman P’20, ’22, ’25
Tammy Mager P’22, ’24
Roseann Todd P’19, ’23
Kirsten Cunha P’28
Karen Kennedy P’28
Bart Klemensowski
Joel Lee ’17
Liz Tausner P’20, ’22, ’22
Day of Event
Jennie Dundas P’28
Maria Magistro-Sherry P’24, ’24
5th Grade Art Project
Payal Jain P’31
Rachna Randev P’29, ’31
Lead Specialist on Parent Outreach
Kalpana Bains ’99, P’28, ’31
Marketing and Ticketing
Jennifer Carp Seriale P’22, ’24
Jenifer Geller P’28, ’30
Allison Hartstone P’26, ’28
Beth Meleski P’20, ’21, ’28
Senior Celebration
Michael Nelson P’24
Kat Blostein P’32
Sara Spinnell P’23, '25, '25

General Committee Members
Sofia Aviles P’27, ’31
Chithra Balasingham P’25, P’26
Dana Baumgarten ’94, P’25, ’26, ’29
Dr. Sherronda Brown P’31, ’31
Lauren Hoelzer P'32
Clarence Jackson P’36
Lana Katz P’28, ’28
David Lee P’29, ’31
Carole Leroy P’28
Ginny Luciano
Terrance Nicholls P’28
Priyanka Reddy P'37
Rosy Polanco P’36
Joella Rakovsky P’28
Jennifer Rich P'20, '22
Becky Singer P’33, ’35
Erica Schierman P'27
Elizabeth Traub P’27
Niya Wanich P’28, ’30
Jan Wiener P’22, ’26


Your Support Matters! A Testimonial Video from Bulldog Bash 2023

Bulldog Bash 2023 Ad Journal

Bulldog Bash 2023: A Smashing Success!

Here's to "Going for the Gold" for Financial Aid!

Our sincerest gratitude for your attendance and support as we danced through the D-Ecades while raising money for Financial Aid. Your presence and generosity made a significant difference in helping us achieve our goals. Together we raised over $600,000!

A Night to Remember! Photo Highlights from the Bulldog Bash 2022

Thank You & A Look Back: Bash 2022 Freestyle Love Supreme

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our D-E community members, the D-E Bulldog Bash at the Edison Ballroom on Saturday, April 30th was an incredible success! This was our first in-person event since 2020 and we were all grateful to spend the night celebrating and supporting a critical D-E initiative: Financial Aid. Of our 407 guests, we were thrilled to have ten newly accepted families and twelve alumni join us that night. We raised $510,000 for Financial Aid which is a new record in the history of this event.

A special “thank you” to our amazing volunteer Co-Chairs, Jennifer Goodman (P’20, ‘22, ‘25) and Tammy Mager (P’22, ‘24), for their leadership and guidance throughout the entire event planning process. Their inspiration, dedication, attention to detail and great company made doing great work for our community even that much more fun! To our entire Bulldog Bash Committee who worked continuously on sponsorships, auction items, décor and displays, you made the evening shine!   Lastly, to our sponsors and donors, who firmly believe in our cause to support Financial Aid, our mission to “make it better” is only made possible thanks to your generosity! Thank you!  

All of our guests were well-entertained throughout the night thanks to the celebrated improvisational performance of Freestyle Love Supreme which kept the audience tapping, rapping and laughing.  Upon check-in each guest was asked to think of one word and write it down on a notecard.  Our performers then randomly selected words submitted that evening and created a rap to the word promptly right there on the spot! And of course, throughout the evening  DJ Shant kept the tunes spinning and the dance floor rockin’ as our MC Trevor Shaw kept the show on track!

The highlight of the evening was a heartfelt and inspiring speech by graduating parent, Jeffrey Seller (P ’21,’22) who talked about the role of luck in our success and the meaningful benefits of passing luck along via financial aid contributions.  He led the way to the Reverse Auction with the assistance of our funny and talented Auctioneer, Roseann Todd (P’19, ’23). A record $232,000 was raised via Reverse Auction that night thanks to their outstanding work.

Our night ended sweetly with take home treats provided to every guest from The Treat House (Jennifer and Chris Russell). All around it was a very successful evening and we are thrilled with the contribution to Financial Aid!  Thanks to everyone who attended, donated, sponsored, bid, bought a raffle ticket and supported our cause!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2023.  We were sold out this year, so please save the date for next year – Saturday, April 29, 2023!

Thank You Sponsors! The Bulldog Bash 2022 eJournal

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Photo Highlights from the D-E Head of School Society Fall 2022 BBQ Event

A Look Back: The D-E Head of School Society Fall 2022 BBQ at Montammy Country Club

What a D-Elightful, memorable evening!

Members of the D-E Head of School Society gathered together after a two-year pandemic-related hiatus to meet the incoming Head of School, Jeremey Gregersen, and his wife Liz.  The fun casual format of this event allowed for organic connecting with community members, both new and known. The Head of School Society recognizes gifts of $2,500 and above and Young Alumni (last ten years)  gifts of $250 and above.  While unrestricted Annual Fund participation is always the Dwight-Englewood priority, we thank all of the Head of School Society who prove leadership is so vital to our community's success.
Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
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201-569-9500 Email:
Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.