2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

2017-18

ANNUAL REPORT

Whitby inspires a passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community.

MESSAGES FROM LEADERSHIP
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STATE OF THE SCHOOL CELEBRATION
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2017-18 FINANCIAL REPORT
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PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTEERISM

MESSAGES FROM LEADERSHIP

Please read messages below from Jason Anklowitz, Head of Whitby School, and Bernadette Rohrbasser, Chair of the Board of Trustees:

LETTER FROM

Jason Anklowitz, Head of School »

LETTER FROM

Patricia Franklin, Former Chair of the Board »

LEADERSHIP

 A MESSAGE FROM JASON ANKLOWITZ, HEAD OF SCHOOL

Dear Whitby Community,

 

Most times in schools, Annual Reports feel a bit out of sequence. While they are published — as the name aptly suggests — every year, the data within reflects the work of the prior year. And, because of this, it celebrates the successes of the organization and the investment of its donors after the fact. Moreover, since fiscal and calendar years never line up, we audit our finances and share them with families each fall, rather than in December or January.

 

At Whitby, we take a different approach. Yes, we publish last year’s financial statements and we acknowledge and celebrate the philanthropic investments of families, alumni, and friends from the previous twelve months. But, instead of producing a magazine of articles and profiles highlighting last year’s successes, we choose to produce the narrative content of our Annual Report in real time by bringing it to life every fall as part of our State of the School Celebration.  

 

If you missed this year’s event, links to the faculty presentations are included in this report. If you were there, then you saw firsthand what our talented teachers and alumni are doing on our campus and in communities around the world right now.   

 

Within this context, our list of donors takes a different shape.  While their gift during the 2017-18 school year helped Whitby achieve its financial goals, the impact of their giving on our community is happening now.

 

Here’s how these generous gifts have been invested: recruiting and retaining faculty, providing hundreds of professional development hours to administrators, teachers and staff, expanding programs across campus, and providing nothing short of an extraordinary education to each and every child in our care. 

 

So, thank you for your gifts and for your impact on teaching and learning today!


Sincerely,


Jason Anklowitz

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LEADERSHIP

 A MESSAGE FROM PATRICIA FRANKLIN, WHITBY'S FORMER CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

To Whitby’s Faculty, Families, Alumni, and Friends:

 

Thank you for twelve wonderful years together and for sharing in my family’s Whitby journey. It has been a privilege to serve on Whitby’s Board of Trustees for nine years and an honor to Chair the Board of Trustees for the past seven years.

 

One of my favorite responsibilities has always been to thank all families who gave of their time, talent, and treasure to support the exceptional work of our faculty and staff. Because of you, Whitby is able to offer an extraordinary program, recruit and retain outstanding teachers, and shape the future of our community of young learners in meaningful ways. 

 

We create these opportunities together, so thank you for supporting Whitby!

 

Reflecting on my time as a member of the Whitby community, I am humbled by the milestones we have achieved. Together, we expanded and improved our campus facilities, built new learning and activity spaces, introduced programs like the Makerspace, increased financial aid, and completed more successful accreditation reviews than I can count!  But, most importantly, I had the privilege to witness my two daughters grow to be confident, principled and open-minded Whitby citizens. I imagine that is true for all of us, and it is why we chose Whitby.

 

Once again, thank you to all who have partnered with Whitby by contributing to our capital campaign, donating to the Whitby Fund and supporting our Gala each and every year.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Patricia Franklin

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2018 STATE OF THE SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Whitby’s Annual State of the School Celebration is held each fall to give parents an opportunity to learn more about the financial health of the school, acknowledge the school's achievements, and learn about the vision for the future. The event also highlights a number of faculty within the program as a means to showcase Whitby's programmatic excellence and continuum.

 

We've included a few clips below, starting with an introductory message below. If you'd like to watch the entire celebration, please visit www.localive.tv/whitbyschool.

Watch the full presentation on Bleachers

Bridging Contexts For Learning

Silvia Gentile and Amy Budzelek

Fourth Grade Team Leader and Upper School Arts Curriculum Leader

Confidence In Learning

Francine Wilkens, Samantha Clark, and Anne Connerty 

Stepping Stones Team Leader, Third Grade Teacher, and Upper School English Teacher

Community of Learners

Alyssa Ciasullo and Jonathan Chein

Primary Teacher and Head of Upper School

2017-18 FINANCIAL REPORT

Click on the tabs below to look at Whitby School's 2017-18 unaudited financial reports including: Total Revenue and Expenses, Sources of Revenue, Sources of Expenses and the Balance Sheet.

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PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTEERISM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Whitby's Board of Trustees supports the school in ensuring that the school is mission-appropriate, relevant and vital to Whitby students and families.

 

We thank the members of our Board for their ongoing support of Whitby's mission and strategic vision for the future.

ANNUAL DONORS

The Whitby Fund and Annual Benefit fuel innovation and positively impact teaching and learning across all grade levels. Our greatest resource is our people, and that's why 70% of Whitby's operating expenses are invested in faculty and staff.

 

Gifts to the Whitby Fund and the Annual Benefit help us recruit and retain our extraordinary faculty.

VOLUNTEERISM AT WHITBY

Parent participation in any form is invaluable in helping further enrich our students' educational experience.

 

Thank you to all of our 2017-18 volunteers for their support across many areas of the school.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for all of your continued support of Whitby School. If you'd like to continue to fuel our vision for the future, make an online gift below.