College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

A Family's Guide to Giving & Getting Involved


Dear Families:

Inveniam viam aut faciam or “I will find a way or make one.” We have answered the call to action in our School motto as we begin the most unusual start of school in our 120-year history. Throughout the decades, Holton has thrived in uncertain times, due in large part to the strength of our School community and 2020-2021 will surely follow suit.

At Holton, we learn from the past and embrace the future, and we look forward to your joining us to advance our mission. This page will help you learn about the many ways you can get involved at Holton and show your support. This is one of many resources designed to help you embrace the Holton experience and opportunities. I assure you we will appreciate and value your involvement.

True to our School philosophy, “we believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.” And we are delighted to have you join us in this endeavor.

We look forward to seeing how you will find a way or make one.


Susanna A. Jones
Head of School

An Introduction from Cal Daggitt P’21 P’23 Parents Association President & Gregory Bernstein P’23 Trustee and Holton Fund Parent Chair

Financial Overview

Since its founding in 1901, Holton has built a tradition of excellence fueled by the generosity of its community. As an independent school, Holton’s operating budget comes solely from tuition, endowment income, charitable support, and income from supplementary programs, such as Holton’s Creative Summer Camp. Because tuition and fees only cover a portion of Holton’s operating budget, the School relies on charitable gifts to balance the budget needed to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and to invest in enhancements to our programs. The generosity of our community is critical, now more than ever, as our School faces the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Opportunities to Volunteer


Opportunities to Give


Giving Made Simple

All gifts enhance the Holton experience. There are several ways to make a contribution:



Frequently Asked Questions



Holton Fund Parent Committee Leadership

Gregory Bernstein and Nichole Pardo P’23
Parent Fund Chairs

Katherine and David Lugar P’22 P’24
Parent Fund Upper School Division Chairs

Hillary Davidson and Jordan Goldstein P’25
Parent Fund Middle School Division Chairs

Michelle and Sean Rogers P’27 P’30
Parent Fund Lower School Division Chairs

Holton Parents Association Executive Committee

Cal Daggitt P’21 P’23

Mandana Tavakoli P’24
Vice President of Committees and Events

Liz Muhlbaum P’20 P’22
Vice President of Grade Representatives

Mariama Vinson P’24 P’27
Vice President Of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lisa Noto P’25

Victoria Quint P’27

Angie Child P’23
Assistant Treasurer

Jennifer Darcey P’20 P’23
Upper School Division Representative

Kristin Mills P’26
Middle School Division Representative

Scott Provinse P’27 P’28
Lower School Division Representative

Debbie Forrest P’22
Volunteer Coordinator

Julie Buchanan P’24
Nominations Chair, Ex Officio

Holton Development Office

Ann Kangas
Director Of Development

Kaleigh Anderson
Development Associate For Alumnae Giving & Engagement

Dani Beyda Aronson ’99
Director Of Constituent Relations

Abigail Betts ’98
Campaign Director

Maryam Farahi P’25 P’27
Database Manager

Amanda Novak Hewitt ’04
Director Of Alumnae

Allyson Mason
Advancement Administrative Assistant

Bradley Norwood
Director Of Advancement Services

Alison Wacker
Director Of Annual Giving