Giving Circles

Every child deserves the best public education possible. SMMEF 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 as members of 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 Tova Larsen, Director of Major Gifts: 310-450-8338 x70397 or

Read more about Superintendent Circle members’ commitment to our schools in these donor profiles:

Ted and Amy Kahan
Marie, Danny and Elan Lahave
Tom and Karon Larmore
Laurie Lieberman and Chris Harding
The Vukadinovich Family
The Sullivan Family
Zuzana Riemer Landres and Shawn Landres
Klara Vogel
Jon and Cat Wray

Superintendent’s Circle Members 2016-2017

Ambassador: $50,000 and more

RGK Foundation

Leader: $25,000 - $49,999

Chris Albrecht and Tina Trahan
Nisha and Ravi Asnani

Benefactor: $10,000 - $24,999

Axel Andre and Victoria Briggs
Grant and Virginia DeVaul
Dovel/Sullivan Family
Laurie Lieberman and Chris Harding
Nadya Scott
Shen Family
Dr. Arthur M. Southam and Dr. Cornelia B. Daly
Cat and Jon Wray

Patron: $5,000 - $9,999

Joyce Abbott and Robert TeSelle
John Adler and Gerda Newbold
Baracy Family
Baron Family
Jennifer and Tom Bevan
Boccella Family
Steaven and Jacquelyn Chen
Dennis and Lauri Crane
Kim and Steve Eyler
Faculty Association of Santa Monica College
Pavel Gatynya and Tatiana Melnik
Guggenheim Family
Kate and Mike Hanssens
Alison and Derek Havel
Holden Family
Amy and Ted Kahan
Moujan and Alex Kazerani
Joel Koury and Yolanda Lewis
Edward and Nancy Kummer
Lahave Family
Zuzana Riemer Landres and Shawn Landres
Tom and Karon Larmore
Deb Love and Rob Corn
Thomas C. Malayil and Stephanie S. Malayil
George Molsbarger and The Squid & Squash Foundation
Munjal Family
Nimish and Nancy Patel
Louise Piacentini
Piacentini-Pataki Family
Mary Ann Powell
Tom and Jody Priselac
Duncan Rolph and Eileen Chin
Anita and Marc Sabine
Quynh and Jeffrey Sebastian
Sidley Family
Somaini Family
Marilyn and Gary Speakman
Sullivan Family
Beck Taylor and Ted Winterer
Chris and Roger Thornton
Phil and Lindsay Traill
van Rensburg Family
Varo Family
Mira Velimirovic and Max Pross
Klara Vogel
David and Elaine Vukadinovich
Wali Family
Elisabeth and Tim Ward

PTA Contributions 2016-2017

Benefactor: $10,000 - $24,999

Roosevelt Elementary PTA

Patron: $5,000 - $9,999

Edison Language Academy PTA
Lincoln Middle School PTSA
McKinley Elementary School PTA

2015-2016 Superintendent’s Circle Members
2014-2015 Superintendent’s Circle Members

Leadership Circle Members 2016-2017

The Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation
Evan Bartelheim and Megan Bruce
Bennett Family
Wendy Bishop and David Kendall
Boelke Family
Tess Bovard and Joe Sachs
Glenn and Cara Brander
Prab Brara and Cathy Nobel
Jessica and Ian Bricke
Brough Family
Nancy Corshen and Rich Klubeck
Dreifort Family
Susan Gates and Jonathan Rho
Julie Gillespie
Susan Goldfarb and David Fickbohm
Richard and Irina Gottlieb
Frank Gruber and Janet Levin
Dana Hagooli and Oscar Bolanos
Gladys Happer and Guven Uzun
Blythe Holden and Doug Trussler
Jeff and Sarah Hughes
Shellan and Rob Isackson
John Jericiau and Alen Voskanian, MD
Wes and Paula Larmore
Catherine Lerer and Dan McGee
Nora R. Lerer
Lerner Family
The Liman Foundation
Lloyd-Phillips Family
Lockhart-Delaney Clan
Long Family
Tommy and Julianne McClung
Messina Family
Pirrone Family
Raman Family
Michael Reznick and Anne Cartegnie
Alice and Ira Rosenberg
Liz and Morris Salem
Rupert Sanders
Peter and Beth Scholze
David Smith and Lynn Gephart
Srivastava Family
Teplin/Fitzpatrick Family
Thorpe Family
Sara Tropea and Mitchell Lester
Dani Vogt and Brandon Roker
Kari and Steve Walbridge
Michael and Julie Waterstone
Kelly and Jeff Weinstein
Molly White and Ric Munoz
Willis Tropea Family

Lists as of January 11, 2017.