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IECA Foundation
3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 510
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-1504
 

The IECA Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

 

Annual Giving Campaign

Support Our Grant Initiatives and Other Daily Activities

Your donation to the IECA Foundation Annual Giving Campaign will be used to fund the Foundation’s current projects and activities, supporting our grant initiatives for deserving schools and educational programs. With your unrestricted gift, you can:

  • Make college a reality for a student who never thought it was possible
  • Provide tutoring support to a child who, for whatever reason, needs a push to succeed
  • Help middle-school girls know that their career options are limitless
  • Initiate a pilot project to expand literacy instruction to elementary school children
  • Support a program in which students gain self-confidence and the ability to interact with peers in a positive way
  • Organize parents, educators, community organizations and volunteers to work together in providing mentoring and enrichment activities
  • Help turn "at risk" teens into "at promise" teens
  • Provide a safe, wholesome after school environment to prevent gang violence and juvenile delinquency
Donations of any amount are welcome. Half of all Annual Giving donations are $100 or less. Please give what you can. Your gift is a statement of support for the mission of the IECA Foundation, for which we are very appreciative.

Make a donation now to the Annual Giving Campaign

We want to:

  1. Answer the question, "What really works for kids?" — and support programs that do that most effectively
  2. Deliver the greatest beneficial impact for the largest number of students
  3. Provide quality educational options for students who would not otherwise have them
  4. Award grants to programs designed to open doors to needy students
  5. Support organizations with low overhead, in which our money reaches kids quickly

Hillside School Challenge/IECA Foundation

Invest in Our Future

The Hillside Fund was established in 2008 as a result of an exceptionally generous gift of $100,000 gift from Hillside School, a leading Massachusetts junior boarding school. Instrumental in the creation of the Fund was David Beecher, Hillside’s Headmaster and member of the IECA Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Over time, the interest and earnings from the Hillside Fund will allow the Foundation to rely less on yearly donations and be less susceptible to economic peaks and valleys.

Donate now to the Hillside School Challenge


Hillside School

Hillside School Challenge/IECA Foundation Endowment Donors

Hillside School Challenge/
IECA Foundation 2013 Donors
  1. Carrie and David Beecher
  2. Camille Bertram
  3. Jeannie Borin
  4. Jody Dobson
  5. Hillside Schools
  6. Jennifer Kent
  7. Jane Kolber
  8. Marylou Marcus
  9. Vanessa Wilcox
  10. Rachelle Wolosoff
Hillside School Challenge/
IECA Foundation 2012 Donors
  1. Steven Antonoff
  2. Carrie and David Beecher
  3. Camille Bertram
  4. Jeannie Borin
  5. Joseph Dobson
  6. Susan Hendricks
  7. Hillside School
  8. John Huie
  9. Jane E. Kolber
  10. Rachel Sobel

Kowalchick Fund

On February 8, 2010 the IECA Foundation announced the founding of the Edward M. Kowalchick Memorial Fund. The Kowalchick Fund will support educational programs identified through the IECA Foundation. Specifically, it will support programs that have a significant impact on students and their educational environments. The Kowalchick family and the IECA Foundation have collaborated in establishing this fund.

“Using the funds for this purpose is wholly consistent with the dedication and commitment of Ed Kowalchick to the successful education and character development of each and every student who came his way during the length and breadth of his career as teacher, coach, dormitory advisor, administrator and head of school,” according to Dr. Richard Schubart, Distinguished Faculty Professor at Philips Exeter Academy and Emeritus Trustee of the IECA Foundation.

Ed Kowalchick died on January 15, 2009. He was former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the IECA Foundation. He was an early supporter of the field of educational consulting and worked to develop linkages between consultants and schools and colleges. He served in various teaching, advising, and administrative capacities at The Hill School, Pottstown, PA; Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL; Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield, MI; Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, MD; and The Phelps School, Malvern, PA.

Donate now to the Kowalchick Fund


Ed Kowalchick Memorial Fund 2013 Donors
  1. Carrie and David Beecher
  2. Camille Bertram
  3. Nancy Cadwallader
  4. Jody Dobson
  5. Paula Feldman
  6. Mark Fisher
  7. Skip and Britt Flanagan
  8. Steven Goodman
  9. Nancy Greene
  10. Alan Haas
  11. Mike and Megan Klein Kowalchick
  12. The Woodhall School
  13. Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School
Ed Kowalchick Memorial Fund 2012 Donors
  1. Steven Antonoff
  2. Carrie and David Beecher
  3. Judy Berg
  4. Camille Bertram
  5. Joseph Dobson
  6. Paula Feldman
  7. Mark Fisher
  8. Skip and Britt Flanagan
  9. Sara Lynn Leavenworth
  10. Helen Waldron
  11. Matt Woodhall

Katz Community Service Fund

Your donation to the Katz Community Service Fund will be used:
  1. To honor members of the IECA who have made outstanding voluntary contributions in both their personal and professional lives, as recipients of the annual Irv Katz Memorial Awards for community service.
  2. To provide $2,000 grants to the worthy school or programs selected by the award winners.

Irvin W. Katz was an IECA founder and treasured mentor to many of us. His life of service and commitment to young people is remembered through these annual awards, established by Irv's family in 2006 to recognize extraordinary community service contributions by IECA consultants.  A plaque is presented to each recipient and a $2,000 award is given to a non-profit educational program or school designated by the honoree.

IECA consultants are giving people. Countless members open their hearts and share their time and talents selflessly to help children throughout the world. The common thread among award winners has been their modesty and humility. They all questioned whether they deserved to be rewarded for something they did from love.

Make a donation now to the Katz Community Service Fund

Submit a Nomination for the Katz Award
Click here to let us know about someone you think deserves consideration for this prestigious award. IECA consultants as well as those working professionally in admissions and counseling are eligible. Self nominations are also welcome.

 

"This award underscores the importance that our profession places on giving and on service." — Steve Antonoff, Chair of the IECA Foundation
Katz Fund 2013 Donors
  1. Carrie and David Beecher
  2. Camille Bertram
  3. Jody Dobson
  4. Evan Forster and David Thomas
  5. Shirley Levin
  6. Jason Katz
  7. Betsy Morgan
  8. David Tuttle
  9. Rhea Verbanic
Katz Fund 2012 Donors
  1. Steven Antonoff
  2. Carrie and David Beecher
  3. Camille Bertram
  4. Chris and Catherine Covert
  5. Joseph Dobson
  6. Mary Jane Freeman
  7. Microsoft

Recipients of the Irv Katz Memorial Awards

The Irvin W. Katz Awards honor members of IECA who selflessly give their time and talents to organizations and activities that benefit children. Many of our members share generously from their hearts. They embody the spirit of Irv Katz, one of the founders of IECA, who worked with a multitude of organizations in his community to enhance the lives of children. Winners designate a charity to receive a $2,000 donation from the IECA Foundation in their honor.

The 2012 winners of the Katz Awards are Nancy Masland and Evan Forster.

Nancy Masland
Nancy Masland receiving Irv Katz Memorial Award

Nancy is a Certified Educational Planner with more than 45 years in counseling, administration, and teaching. Founder of Nancy P Masland & Associates, she has served schools in Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania, and has numerous professional affiliations, including NATSAP, NACAC, and SSATB. Nancy holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Arizona.

Nancy’s Katz Award will support CHART, an organization based in Tucson, Arizona, which provides educational and financial support services to adoptive families rearing children with mental illness.

Evan Forster
Evan Forster receiving Irv Katz Memorial Award

Evan is co-founder of and an educational consultant with Forster-Thomas, an MBA essay consulting service in New York. Evan is co-author of The MBA Reality Check, and freelance writer for numerous publications. He also supports IECA educational consultants and their clients applying to graduate, law, and undergraduate schools, and presents seminars on a variety of topics nationwide.  A member of Higher Education Consultants Association, Evan holds degrees in Film, Theater, and Screenwriting from Northwestern University.

Evans’ Katz Award will support the New York-based Essay Busters, a program through which young professionals mentor high school seniors as they prepare personal statements for college applications.



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Planned Giving/Bequests

Bequests are today’s most frequently-used planned gift. By leaving a bequest to the IECA Foundation, you help ensure that future generations of students and consultants will continue to benefit from the Foundation's commitment to excellence and innovative grant programs.

Please let us know if you are considering a bequest. An IECA Foundation Trustee familiar with planned-gifting options will contact you to discuss how your estate planning wishes can be fulfilled by the IECA Foundation.

 

Sample bequest language:

Bequest of a Specific Gift
I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $_______ or _____ shares of ________ stock to the IECA Foundation, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 510, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.
Percentage of the Estate
I give, devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of the property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located, to the IECA Foundation located at 3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 510, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

You may direct how the IECA Foundation can use the funds of your bequest. Bequests can be made to IECA Foundation for its general use and purposes. You may also use the bequest to set up a named fund or to add to an existing fund at the Foundation.

Annual Giving Donors

Thank you all for your continued generosity and support of the IECA Foundation’s mission.

Make an Online Donation Today

Volunteer to Help the Foundation

2012 Donors

Founder's Circle ($5,000 +)
  • Hillside School
  • Michael Spence
Charter Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)
  • Robin Abedon
  • Steven Antonoff
  • Jared Balmer
  • Carrie and David Beecher
  • Camille Bertram
  • Nicky Carpenter
  • Katherine Cohen
  • Chris and Catherine Covert
  • Patti Crane
  • Joseph Dobson
  • Brooke Dudley
  • Paula Feldman
  • Skip and Britt Flanagan
  • Grove School
  • Alan Haas
  • Jean Hague
  • Microsoft
  • Ann Sloan
  • Rachel Sobel
Leadership Circle ($500 - $999)
  • Judy Berg
  • Shirley Darling
  • Geraldine Fryer
  • Diane Geller
  • Michael Goran
  • Lynn Hamilton
  • Lynn Luckenbach
  • Judge Mason
  • Monarch School
  • Jill Porter
  • Luisa Rabe
  • Whitney Ransome
  • Lia Rushton
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board
  • Emily Snyder
Benefactor ($250-$499)
  • Virginia Bush
  • Sue and Tom DePra
  • Discovery School of Virginia
  • Kpakpundu Ezeze
  • Randye Falk
  • Sandy Furth
  • Stan Godoff
  • Julie Gross
  • John Huie
  • Barbara Kenefick
  • Charlotte Klaar
  • Joan Koven
  • Tim Lee
  • Shelley Levine
  • Audrey Ludemann
  • Londa May
  • Anita Moriarty
  • Lori Potts-Dupre
  • Diane Rapp
  • Susan Samson
  • Mark Sklarow
  • Jennifer Tabbush
  • Christie Woodfin
  • Matt Woodhall
Patron ($100 - $249)
  • Maria Badami
  • Judy Bass
  • Harriett Bay
  • Bennett School Placement Worldwide
  • Sandy Bercu
  • Nancy Black
  • Holly Blumenstyk
  • Jeannie Borin
  • Joan Bress
  • Andrew Bryan
  • Nate Budington
  • Noreen Cambria
  • Kathie Carnahan
  • Neil Clark
  • College Planning
  • David Thomas
  • Deborah Davis
  • Zola Dincin Schneider
  • Kay Eakin
  • Elizabeth Sawyer
  • Diane Epstein
  • Evan Forster
  • Jaleh Fariborz
  • Nancy Federspiel
  • Diane Forman
  • Mary Jane Freeman
  • Darchelle M. Garner
  • Pat Gildersleeve
  • Doretta Goldberg
  • Nancy Greene
  • Janet Greenwood
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • Ellen Aronis Heard
  • Mary and Wayne Henderson
  • Susan Hendricks
  • Karyn Holtzman
  • Ethna Hopper
  • Faith Howland
  • Howland, Spence & McMillan
  • Dodge Johnson
  • Kyle Ann Kane
  • Jeana Kawamura
  • Jane Klemmer
  • Melinda Kopp
  • Shirley Levin
  • Midge Lipkin
  • Rosalyn Lowenhaupt
  • Marylou Marcus
  • Margaret McNally
  • Nancy Masland
  • Maureen McQuaid
  • Estelle Meskin
  • Heidi Molbak
  • Ann and John Montgomery
  • William Morse
  • Carolyn Mulligan
  • Laurie Nash
  • New Hampton School
  • Vicky Newman
  • Eileen Nolan
  • Gay Pepper
  • Barbara Posner
  • Rebecca Reynolds
  • Suzan Reznick
  • Jill Rickel
  • Pam Safford
  • Sara Lynn Leavenworth
  • Patti Schabinger
  • Pam Schachter
  • Christine Scott
  • Jane Shropshire
  • Small Boarding School Association
  • Phil Spiva
  • SUCCEED
  • Andrew Sundjaja
  • Jon Tarrant
  • Pamela Tedeschi
  • Stan Vincent
  • Bruce Vinik
  • George Vosburgh
  • Helen Waldron
  • Richard Webster
  • Anne Weisholtz
  • Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School
  • Lon Woodbury
Donors (up to $99)
  • David Altshuler
  • Peggy Baker
  • Janice and Harvey Berger
  • Jill Burstein
  • Jamie Dickenson
  • Mark Fisher
  • Lori Harrison
  • Jane Hoffman
  • Georgia Irvin
  • Linda Kay
  • Jane E. Kolber
  • Ruby Laufer
  • Whitney Laughlin
  • Barbara LeWinter
  • Kathryn March
  • Bernice Ann Munsey
  • Myrna Harris
  • Kim Penney
  • Francine Schwartz
  • Suzanne Scott
  • Deborah Shawen
  • Elissa Sommerfield
  • Anne Stanley
  • Gisela Terner
  • Virginia Vogel
  • Brady Weinstock
  • Susan Wexler
  • Kristin White
  • Rhea Wolfram

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2011 Donors

Founder's Circle ($5,000 +)
  • Judy and John M. Angelo
  • Hillside School
  • Susan Klein
  • Mike and Megan Klein Kowalchick
  • Shawn and Kristin Klein Spindel
  • Pat, Mike and Matt Kowalchick
Charter Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)
  • Gary and Donna Antonoff
  • Jean Baldwin
  • Carrie and David Beecher
  • Camille Bertram
  • Nicky Carpenter
  • Christ School
  • Katherine Cohen
  • Kim Crockard
  • Joseph Dobson
  • Brooke Dudley
  • Skip and Britt Flanagan
  • Jean Hague
  • Gwynne Hales
  • Jason Katz
  • Phyllis Kozokoff
  • Lee McLendon
  • Ann Sloan
  • Michael Spence
  • Barry Sysler
Leadership Circle ($500 - $999)
  • Robin Abedon
  • Steven Antonoff
  • Judy Berg
  • Chris and Catherine Covert
  • Marilyn Emerson
  • Geraldine Fryer
  • Harriet Gershman
  • Leslie Kent
  • Lynn Luckenbach
  • Judge Mason
  • Michelle McKenna
  • Ann and John Montgomery
  • Paul Levitch
  • Kelly Ryan
Benefactor ($250-$499)
  • Shirley Bloomquist
  • Cherokee Creek Boys School, Inc.
  • Julie Gross
  • College Planning
  • Karla Kirkwood
  • Jane Kolber
  • Joan Koven
  • Bob and Patricia Lackner
  • Claire and Chip Law
  • Paul and Carol Levitch
  • Sue Luse
  • Londa May
  • James McDaniel
  • Sarah McGinty
  • Anita Moriarty
  • New York Boarding School Association
  • Jim Overton
  • Jill Porter
  • Whitney Ransome
  • Diane Rapp
  • Lia Rushton
  • Rick Schubart
  • Jane Shropshire
  • Emily Snyder
  • Teri Solochek
  • David Tuttle
  • Christie Woodfin
Patron ($100 - $249)
  • Amar Singh
  • Maria Badami
  • Barbara Pasalis
  • Harriett Bay
  • Sandy Bercu
  • Janice and Harvey Berger
  • Judi Bessette
  • Gordon Bingham
  • SUCCEED
  • Laurie Bookstein
  • Jeannie Borin
  • Laurie Bosin
  • Joan Bress
  • Noreen Cambria
  • Campbell Advocate & Educational Consultant
  • Kathie Carnahan
  • Jun Ki (John) Chung
  • Carol Cohen
  • Connie Conley
  • Deborah Davis
  • Esther Book and Norma Reichlin
  • Randye Falk
  • Tiger Fang
  • Jaleh Fariborz
  • Nancy Federspiel
  • Paula Feldman
  • Diane Forman
  • Sandy Furth
  • Darchelle M. Garner
  • Gay Pepper
  • Stan Godoff
  • Doretta Goldberg
  • Michael Goran
  • Lynn Hamilton
  • Ellen Aronis Heard
  • Tina Heiman
  • Susan Hendricks
  • James Heryer
  • Ethna Hopper
  • Faith Howland
  • Ruth Joachim
  • Pam Jobin
  • Lindy Kahn
  • Kyle Ann Kane
  • Makiko Kashikura
  • Ceel Kenny
  • Melinda Kopp
  • Kyomi Kumehara
  • Edward Lee
  • Shirley Levin
  • Shelley Levine
  • Audrey Ludemann
  • Karen Mabie
  • Rosalind Marie
  • Stephanie Meade
  • Carolyn Means
  • John Mihaly
  • Thomas and Rochelle Millhiser
  • William Morse
  • Mike Musiker
  • Kristen Naspo
  • Jennifer Neuman
  • Vicky Newman
  • Eileen Nolan
  • Oakland School
  • Gay Pepper
  • Ellen Perkins
  • Prudence Pigott
  • Roberto Pineda Sanchez
  • Martha Quirk
  • Rebecca Reynolds
  • Suzan Reznick
  • Jill Rickel
  • Daria Rockholz
  • Ann Rossbach
  • Marcia Rubinstien
  • Pam Schachter
  • Laura Seese
  • Audrey Serel
  • Mark Sklarow
  • Louise and May Slater
  • Jill Smilow
  • Rachel Sobel
  • Phil Spiva
  • Naomi Steinberg
  • Morgan Stewart
  • Susan Sykes
  • Jennifer Tabbush
  • Jon Tarrant
  • Lucia Tyler
  • Rhea Verbanic
  • Stan Vincent
  • Bruce Vinik
  • George Vosburgh
  • Richard Webster
  • Bonnie Weiland Hare
  • Anne Weisholtz
  • Rhea Wolfram
  • Rachelle Wolosoff
  • Lu Anne Wood
  • Judy Zodda
Donors (up to $99)
  • Mandee Adler
  • Betty Arsenault
  • Peggy Baker
  • Dick Baroody
  • Freya Bellin
  • Mia Bertram
  • Christian Brena
  • Anne Chenoweth
  • Sue Crump
  • Karen Curreri
  • Zola Dincin Schneider
  • Loi Eberle
  • Caryl Frankenberger
  • Maria Halley
  • Angela Howard
  • Georgia Irvin
  • John Decosta
  • Lauren Leavitt
  • Dani Levine
  • Barbara LeWinter
  • Mary Mansfield
  • Kathryn March
  • Lori McGlone
  • Estelle Meskin
  • Bernice Ann Munsey
  • Nancy E. Smith
  • Barbara Posner
  • Jan Rooker
  • Janet Rosier
  • Gail Ross
  • Francine Schwartz
  • Suzanne Scott
  • Shelly O'Neill
  • Deborah Spagnoletti
  • Karen Sun
  • Pamela Tedeschi
  • Sally Ten Eyck
  • Joni Towles
  • Holly Treat
  • Virginia Vogel

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Sponsors

We thank these great organizations and individuals for their generous sponsorship of IECA Foundation events and programs.

2013 Sponsors
The IECA Foundation Brings the Zoo to You!

Lion

  • Hillside SchoolHillside School

Leopard

  • Brandon Hall School

Tiger

  • WayPoint Academy

Cheetah

  • Shortridge Academy
  • The Glenholme School

Bobcat

  • AIM House
  • Bill Lane
  • Center For Safe Youth
  • Crossroads Academy
  • Franklin Academy
  • Georgia Consultants
  • Grier School
  • Hyde School
  • LD Consultant Tour
  • Life Development Institute
  • Mercersburg Academy
  • National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
  • Pacific Quest
  • Provo Canyon School
  • Rumsey Hall School
  • School Connections
  • Second Nature Wilderness Programs
  • Small Boarding Schools Association
  • SSATB
  • The Gow School
  • The Grove School
  • The Oxford Academy
  • The Purnell School
  • Visions Adolescent Services
  • WinGate Wilderness Therapy


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