The 2020-21 school year was like none other. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted so many elements of our lives, Greenhills School responded to the challenge with agility and a determination to keep our meaningful programs on track for students and families. Our donors played a pivotal role in enabling Greenhills to navigate this trying year. The generosity of our families, alumni, alumni parents, faculty/staff, and friends not only provided the school with the flexibility to overcome the pandemic’s hurdles, but also the resources required to meet our future needs.

Thank you.

Annual Report At A Glance


Greenhills School offers our sincerest gratitude to the 567 donors whose generosity to 2020-21 Annual Fund for Greenhills sustained our school throughout the year.

Their collective gifts, totaling $316,257, joined with tuition to enable Greenhills to meet yearly operating expenses and continue developing curious, creative, and responsible citizens whose meaningful lives will better the world.

Parent Co-Chairs:
Hakan & Elif Oral |  Sanjay & Neetu Seth
Alumni Co-Chairs:
Jessica Roberts  ’87 & Robert Wang ’05
Faculty Co-Chairs:
Nadine Hall | R. Charles Dershimer


Over the last five years, the Greenhills at 50 capital campaign updated and expanded essential gathering spaces that sit at the heart of the Greenhills experience. Through the generosity of 129 donors and their combined $2.45 million in pledges and gifts, the new Wege Gebhart Library, the expanded, full-service kitchen and dining room, and the re-created Towsley Field and Track, place our school in great position for success in the decades ahead. The campaign’s capstone centered on the track & field dedication ceremony on April 23, 2021, which kicked off the popular GryFun Run. This virtual 5k attracted hundreds of participants from around the world with all proceeds benefiting the capital campaign. 

Thanks to all who have given to this transformational capital! 


Total Value:


By supporting middle- and low-income students, these endowments help sustain a school that is socially, intellectually, racially, and culturally diverse.

Total Value: $1,910,085

Financial Aid Endowment

This endowment supports middle- and low-income families and students, thereby creating a school that is socially, racially, economically, and culturally diverse.

Donors: Kelly Jordan ’96 & Brian Holmes

Alyce DePree Financial Aid Fund

This award, honoring former English teacher Alyce DePree, provides assistance to students interested in studying the arts and humanities.

The Gordon Family Financial Aid Fund

Established in 2005 by Frank and Karen Gordon in response to the Edward E. Ford Foundation Challenge, this award provides financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to attend Greenhills.

Helmut F. Stern Financial Aid Endowment

Established in 2004 in response to the Edward E. Ford Foundation Challenge, this financial aid endowment supports the Greenhills mission: finding the best in all students while guiding and mentoring them through their individual process of self-discovery.

Jane Morel Financial Aid Endowment

Established to honor one of Greenhills’ most dedicated and caring volunteers, the Jane Morel Financial Aid Endowment supports ongoing tuition assistance for Greenhills students.

Donors: Paul Morel & Linda Woodworth

Karla Knox Moody ’74 and David Moody, Jr. Financial Aid Endowment

This award supports qualified students through their Greenhills journey.

Krystal Heitman Memorial Endowment Fund

Established in 2006, this fund honors the memory of beloved Greenhills staff member and parent Krystal Heitman by supporting student activities and events.

Lorne Forstner Financial Aid Fund

Established when English teacher Lorne Forstner retired in 2004, this award supports Greenhills students’ discovery of the love of learning. Gifts made to this endowment in 2005 were given in response to the Edward E. Ford Foundation Challenge.

Patrick and Elisa Savageau Memorial Fund

Established in 2000, this fund honors the memories of alumni Patrick (1979-2000) ’98 and Elisa (1984-2017) ’02 Savageau by supporting student events and activities. 

Donors: Michael and Ann Savageau

Peter Fayroian Financial Aid Fund

Peter Fayroian Financial Aid Fund
Established in 2012 in honor of former, at the time, Head of School Peter Fayroian. Mr. Fayroian has since returned to Greenhills and is again serving as Head of School.

Donors: Douglas and Lucia Freeth PBT

Ty Compere Financial Aid Fund

Dedicated to the memory of forensics standout Ty Compere, this award is
given to a Greenhills student who wants to participate on the forensics team.

Zakhour I. Youssef Financial Aid Endowment 

Established by alumni Francie Youssef ’84 and her brother Issa Youssef ’86, in honor of their father, this fund supports need-based scholarship assistance for African-American students.

Donors: Kimberly Morris & Raleigh Woods ’88


Total Value: $8,144,604

General Endowment

This endowment supports the general operations of Greenhills. 

Donors: Brian & Mary (PBT) Campbell & Edward May PBT

Athletic Endowment

This endowment supports facility maintenance, uniforms, equipment, and other general needs. 

Donors: Michael Krajcik '98

Adrian Wade Wright Memorial Endowment

This fund honors Adrian Wade Wright, a student who represented the essence of the Greenhills mission through his pursuit of excellence inside and outside the classroom. The fund supports students’ attendance at conferences as well as counseling and diversity initiatives at the school. 

Donors:  Rohit Chaudhay ’27

Campbell Center Endowment

Established in 2007 with gifts from the 10th Anniversary Gala and from gifts
given in memory of Jim Posante, this fund supports and maintains the theater, art gallery, and the programs associated with the Campbell Center.

David McDowell Fund to Encourage Excellence in Writing/Visiting Writer Program

This fund supports and encourages highly skilled writing at Greenhills through the McDowell Fund for Writing Excellence Competition and through the Visiting Writer Program.

Donors: Douglas and Lucia Freeth PBT

Faculty Compensation Endowment

Established with the Edward E. Ford Foundation Challenge in 1985, this fund supports faculty salaries and raises. 

Donor: Anonymous

Foreign Language Fund

This fund supports Greenhills’ exemplary foreign language programs.

John Lawrence and Jeanine DeLay Athletic Internship Endowment

This endowment supports an athletic internship at Greenhills in partnership with the Academy for Sport Leadership.

The Kinnear Family Technology Learning Endowment Fund

This endowment supports computer technology initiatives that enhance learning and teaching excellence.

Sincock Family Endowment

This fund promotes student interaction with academic, artistic, business, and scientific communities outside of Greenhills in order to increase student understanding of the real world.

Visiting Artist Endowment

Established in 1999 by David and Lois Baru, this endowment strengthens Greenhills art programs and the school’s reputation by having outside artists work with students or perform. The Class of 2004 adopted this fund in honor of Lorne Forstner.

Visiting Scientist Endowment

This endowment, established by the Class of 2005, enhances the reputation of Greenhills by strengthening its science programs through presentations by experts and leaders in scientific fields.

The Jay DeLay and Pauline McMillan DeLay Award for Learning and Teaching Innovation

This award was established in 1990 by former faculty member Jeanine DeLay in honor of her mother, an Ann Arbor teacher. Since 2002, the award has recognized faculty creativity, experimentation, and innovation.

Paulus Faculty Growth & Learning Program and the Edward M. Read Endowment

This endowment supports an innovative professional development program for Greenhills faculty.

AWARDS Total Value: $536,737

Arleen Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of one of Greenhills’ outstanding teachers, this college scholarship is awarded to encourage and promote young women in the study of mathematics.

Donors: The Schwartz Faier Family

Florence H. Leslie Math Prize

This college scholarship honors a graduating senior for high achievement in mathematics outside of Greenhills, and for their service sharing their talent within the school community.

Donors: Barbara Putney

The Greenhills History & Social Sciences Award

Established in 2016 through the generous donation of a Greenhills family, this award recognizes a senior student who has demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in the study of history and social sciences during his or her Greenhills career. Recipients are selected based on their sustained engagement in, passion for, and commitment to critical historical investigation and analysis.

Jean Diekoff Memorial Latin Prize

The Jean Diekoff Latin Prize annually recognizes one Middle School and one Upper School Latin student for their performance, effort, and dedication. Originally established through the generosity of William Stegeman ‘80, the prize was renamed and re-dedicated in 2013 with support from Ms. Diekoff’s former students, colleagues, and friends in recognition of her devoted service as a Latin teacher and beloved member of the school community from 1971 through 1998.

The J. Anthony Paulus Award

Created in 1994 to honor former head of school J. Anthony Paulus, this award recognizes two seniors—one male, one female—who best exemplify the values of Greenhills.

The Jim Posante Award

This award was established in 2008 by Brian and Mary Campbell in honor of the many contributions Jim Posante made during his 30 years as beloved head of the Greenhills theater program. The award recognizes and assists senior students who have flourished on the stage.


Thoughtful, strategic gift planning enables donors to ensure an enduring impact of their generosity on the life of the school. Throughout the 50-year history of Greenhills, donors have chosen to support the school in a variety of ways, including annual unrestricted gifts, donations for specific endowments, funds or capital building projects, and by making planned gifts. Planned gifts include direct bequests, or naming Greenhills as the beneficiary of retirement accounts, insurance policies, brokerage accounts, or charitable annuities and trusts. Donors who choose to make planned gifts to support Greenhills become members of The 1968 Society, named in reference to the year our school opened its doors.

Donors: Geoff Heekin ’83


During the summer, Greenhills School submitted all financial records and transaction histories for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 to our independent auditor, Baker Tilly US, LLP. The audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States. The responsibility of the auditors is to express an opinion on material correctness of financial statements based on their audit.

The audit included examining amounts and disclosures in the financial statements as well as assessing the accounting principles used and the overall financial statement presentation. The audit will be ready for presentation to the Board of Trustees later this fall, and audit reports will be available to our donors in early November. We fully expect to continue to receive an unqualified opinion as to the material correctness of our financial statements.

John R. Nickel
Chief Financial Officer



Jennifer Conlin ’79

Riyaz Kanji
Vice President


Neda Mirafzali Ryan ’03 Secretary

D. William Pumphrey

Ex-officio member

Peter B. FayroianHead of School


Paul DiMarzo
Faramarz Farahanchi
Alec Gallimore

Jabeen Siddiqui Hamzavi ’88
Jeff Kersten
Martha Maugh ’79

Kelly Sorini
Ted Spencer
Fran Talsma



Riyaz KanjiPresident

Neda Mirafzali Ryan ’03Vice President

Jennifer Conlin ’79Secretary

D. William PumphreyTreasurer

Ex-officio member

Peter B. FayroianHead of School


Paul DiMarzoAlec GallimoreJeff Kersten

Martha Maugh ’79Kelly Sorini

Ted SpencerFran Talsma

Saturday, April 24
Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Limited quantities available.
Greenhills is closed for mid-winter break and will return on Tuesday, Feb. 22.