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Financial Friends

We want to thank the following individuals, companies and foundations who have supported Beyond Differences and invested in our student leaders. This list reflects contributions received between June 1, 2014 and July 31st 2015.

We Can’t Thank You Enough!

The Brackpool Family Foundation
Centene Corporation
Susan and Todd Christman
Ronald Conway
Barbara and Eric Dobkin
Koret Foundation
Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat, Fund of Horizons
Phyllis K. Friedman
Fullerton Family Foundation
Marcia and John Goldman
Marin Community Foundation
Joan and Ken Gosliner
San Francisco Giants
Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
Jacqueline Neuwirth Swire and Stephen Swire
Jay and Carolyn Paxton Fund
Laura Talmus and Ace Smith
Ingrid Tauber, PhD
Diane and Howard Zack

Teen Champion

Lois and Don Attore
Julie Brandt
Sarah and Sean Clegg
Gale Mondry and Bruce Cohen
Governor Michael and Mary Easley
Linda and Joe Salesky and Family
Marjorie Swig
Sylvia and Rupert Russell
Evie Talmus and Richard Schlackman
Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer
Barbara and Scott Waxman

Teen Advocate

Joyce Aboussie
Marit Bakken
Wendy K. Coblentz and James M. Lowy
Ruth and Robert Dell
Bettina and Glenn Duval
Dr. Anita Friedman
David A. Friedman and Paulette J. Meyer
Robert E. Friedman
Kim Fullerton-Nelson and Stephen Nelson
Alison F. Geballe
Cathy and Philip Goldste
Elizabeth Gordon
Chris Gruwell
Elizabeth and Joel Hausman
Cathy and Adlai Smith
Jane Howell and Arlo Smith
Kristen and Rodney Loo
The Mathieson Family
Iris Metz
Sheri and Doug Mowbray
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
Amber Reed and Dan Newman
Karen Rosenbluth
Amy and Eric Sahn
Annie Sammis
San Francisco Firefighters Local 798
H. Marcia Smolens and Richard Rubin
Phil Schlein
Webcor Builders
Linda Yates
Daniel Zingale

Teen Booster

Eleanor Bloch
Grace Alexander and Josh Brier
Leslie Murphy, W. Bradley Electric, Inc.
Sheila Brown and Farley Neuman
Denise Brusseau
Lisa and Matt Chanoff
Hali Croner
Christopher Cunnie
Gina Di Domenico and Miguel Espinoza
Ellen and Barry Finestone
Janie and Donny Friend
Dr. Christine Gazulis
Jerry Ghirardo, CPA, MBA, Ghirardo CPA
Leslie and Joel Greenberg
Alex Heckler
Heidi Hillenbrand
Dennis and Paula Jaffe
Tom Kaptain
Hurwitz Lichtenfeld Family Charitable Fund
Gary Mauro
David and Rachel Metz
Lucy McCoy and Paul Bacigalupo
Barbara J. Meislin
Angelo Paparella
Wade A. Rakes and Nicholas T. Miller
Bunnie and Jerome Sachs Family Foundation
Lela and Gerry Sarnat
Collette Sell and Don Kline
Margaret Simpson and Douglas Booth
Sonoma Country Day School
Honorable Darrell Steinberg
Lisbet and Stuart Sunshine
Carol and Norman Traeger
Dr. Michael R. Watenpaugh
Betsy and Alan Zimmerman

Teen Supporter

Julie Castro Abrams
Monica and Mark Abrahams
Alyson Aiello
Andrea and Lily Alban
Alicia and Eric Allbin
Lynn A. Altshuler and Stanley D. Herzstein
Anne Anderson
Chris and Arden Hawley
Julie Sandino and Rusty Areias
Amy and Scott Baer
Katheryn Baldwin
Rosemary Barlow
Alvin Baum
Jay Bellin
Nathelle A. Belloni
Lori and Paul Bergeron
Tanya and Mark Bernstein
Ruth Mathis Bissell, Ph.D.
Brent Blackaby and Larry Huynh Blackaby
Aviva and Karl Boedecker
The Sylvia Bingham Fund
Elizabeth Brown
Sarah Brown
Otis Bruce, Supervising Deputy District Attorney-Marin
Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools
Larry Castle
Ruth and Michael Chavez and Family
Lexie and Scott Clifford
Christine Colladay
Richard Colsky
Carey Hagglund Condy
Ann Coombs and Gary Kenney
Mary S. Croughan
Jaclynn Davis
Mary De May, MD
Maria Eberle
Dr. Mical Falk
Amy and Mort Friedkin
Elizabeth Friedman and Steve Branoff
Rabbi Stacy Friedman
Morris Friedell
Suzanne Engelberg
Andrea Evans and Chris Lehane
Jeffrey S. Flores
Mollye and Josh Fryday
Geoffrey Garin
Anthony Garrett
Dora Gavros
The Gehlen Family
Jerilyn Gelt
Marian and David Glazer
Karen Meyers and Josh Godine
Benjamin Golombeck
Barbara and Charlie Goodman
Jane Gottesman and Geoffrey Biddle
Carolyn Gracie, MD
Jeff Greendorfer
Joanne and Fred Greene
Lisa Grove and Stephen Becker
Marsha and Ralph Guggenheim
Hallisey and Johnson
Annette Harris
Janet Harris
Elizabeth Hely and Bruce Simon
Hala Hijazi
Jackie and Barry Hoffner
Lori and Mark Horne
Bethany and Jim Hornthal
Huckleberry Youth Programs
Dolores Huerta
Joy Jacobson and Jennifer Warburg
Elizabeth Jones and James Holm
Daniel P. Kahn
Rabbi Doug and Ellen Kahn
Ellen and Lenny Kaplan
Nina Kaufman and Dan Kaplan
Stephen and Julie Kimball
Wendy and Howard Kleckner
David Koenig
Kreitzman Academic and Professional Consulting
Celinda Lake
Kelly and Brent Layton
Judi Leff
Honorable Mark Leno
Michelle and Jeff Lehrman
Susan and Doug Linney
Veronica and Larry Levy
Joan Lubamersky
Barry X. Lynn
M Strategic Communications
Honorable Fiona Ma
Brigid and Bill Maher
Linda McCarthy, 100 Page Press, Inc.
Lawrence Marshall
Dorothy and Lawrie Mott
Melissa and Chris Mottola
Devon MacEachron
Ray McNally
Gerri and Larry Miller
Elaine Neuwirth
Jadine and Chris Nielsen
Steven Nissen
Paschal Roth Public Affairs, Inc.
Claudia Perez, Ph.D.
Elaine and Bill Petrocelli
Marjan Philhour
Valerie Pitts, Ed.D.
Lee L. Pollak
Carol Pomerantz
Joni and Russ Pratt
Kim and Marc Press
Micaela Presti
Dee Marie and Adrian Rawlinson
Karen and Ami Raz
Carroll G. Reid
Janet and Clint Reilly
Jeanne Rizzo and Pali Cooper
Jean and Vince Ricci
Julia and Peter Ritter
Michael Romano
Helene Roos, Psy.D.
Toby Rubin
Jackie and Mark Rutheiser
Daniel Schnur
Zoe and Stephen Schwartz
Jeanie and Richard Schram
Stacy Scott
Saul Shorr
Rebecca and Rick Shunk
Cynthia and Lloyd Silverstein
Michaela Simpson
Sam Singer
Karen Skelton
Simon Snellgrove
Esta Soler
David and Anne Sondheim
Lisa Spiegel
Kimberly Stewart Hopper and James Stearns
Mary Ann Stein
Martin Stone
Allison Thomas and Gary Ross
Susie Tompkins Buell and Mark Buell
Senator Art Torres
Jen Traeger-Hirschfelder and Adam Hirschfelder
Kate Traeger
Elise Trumbull and Jerry Salzman
Dr. Karin Vargervik
Arthur Wachtel
Stacy and Eugene Walden
Terry and Carol Winograd
Sheri Sadler Wolf
Susan and Bob Wolfe
Sue and Dick Wollack
Barbara Zamost
Fay Zenoff

National Programs

Know Your Classmates

Our innovative national programs have inspired a cultural and behavioral shift at middle schools and high schools across the country. Join our movement to end social isolation by bringing one or all of these programs to your school.

Know Your Classmates is designed to explore middle school youth's identity and belonging, understand traditions, and recognize stereotypes. Multi-cultural and multi-faith backgrounds are common in today's schools and Know Your Classmates is speaking honestly with children about their feelings and experiences with one another. Know Your Classmates Day is Friday, October 23, 2020!

No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone™ teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, this is our most popular program where schools in all 50 United States participate! National No One Eats Alone Day is Friday, February 12, 2021.

Be Kind Online

Be Kind Online is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, Be Kind Online Day is May 14, 2021.

All of our programs encourage taking the pledge to never exclude others, reaching out to someone new, and spreading the word that inclusion is cool!