Record-Breaking! 2017 Paving The Way Boasts Highest Attendance & Fundraising

On October 3, 2017, Philips Academy hosted over 200 guests and friends for the largest ever Paving The Way event. Through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and guests, we raised over $100,000! We could not have done it without you!

Luncheon attendees had the opportunity to hear from two basketball legends. Dell Curry, former Charlotte Hornets player and current TV commentator and analyst for the team, introduced Bob McKillop, Head Coach for Davidson College Men’s Basketball. Inspiring us with stories of leadership, Coach McKillop illustrated how to work towards a goal as a community. He highlighted Philips Academy student, Eddie Imbrogno, for his loyal support of the entire Davidson basketball team and emphasized how meaningful that is to the players.

Current and former Philips Academy students played key roles at the event. Graduate Tyler Smith delivered a wonderful invocation. Students assisted in seating guests and distributing the lunches.

Mother and daughter duo, Kris and Cindy Shields, shared their family’s extraordinary journey of love and the challenges in raising a child with multiple disabilities. Presently a junior at Philips Academy, Cindy works a paid job at Matthews Animal Hospital and is reaching her goals as she transitions to adulthood. Cindy captivated the audience with her story of how technology helps her work independently at the Animal Hospital.

The Stern Family was also generous in sharing their story. David, Patricia, and Lexi described how Philips Academy is helping to prepare Lexi for independence.

A special thanks to Jane Ives, Event Chair and wife of Board Chair Frasier Ives, for her tireless efforts planning and organizing Paving the Way 2017. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who made this event a success.

For a list of Corporate Sponsors, click here.


Individual Donors:

Natalie Alston
Tony Arey
Abbie Baynes
James & Margery Belisle
Jane and Phil Blount
Sandra and Ron Boozer
Doug and Bev Bradley
Chris and Laurie Brady
Cody Brown
Kedar and Flo Bryan
Jennifer Byrd
JoAnn and Andy Calhoun
Chris and Hilary Canipe
Dawn Cannon
Philip Chandler
Linda and Jim Cherry
Michael Clement
Gene and Jean Cochrane
Damon Coley
Peter and Patricia Daniel
Jim Davis
Rhyne and Lisa Davis
Si and Lisa Davis
David and Sandy Dupuy
Cam and Jen Dyer
Chip and Beverly Edens
Dorsey and Mark Elliott
Mike and Minna Elliott
Martha and Eric Eubank
Tere and Doug Ey
Henry Fleishman
Greg Gach
Anne and Steve Garrette
Jeswant and Layim Gill
Kelly & Meredith Graves
Margaret Hester
David and Monica Hickman
John and Deborah Hofland
Deborah Hofland
Ben Horn
Michael Imborgno
Ed and Annette Imborogno
Virginia Imbrogno
Frasier and Jane Ives
Chris and Renee Jackson
Julia Jackson
Blount Jason and Carol
Ian Keene
Graeme Keith
Laura Kendle
Mitzi Kincaid
Kathy Knier
Martin Kreshon
Rayn Lesko
Devin and Gina Lorsson
Beth and Charlie Lucas
Lynwood Mallard
Gwen and Norman Manning
Charlie and Martha Marshall
Harrison and Margaret Marshall
Jim Mattox
Jenna Mayhew
Mike and Missy McGinnis
Tammy Medlock
Jean Miller
Mike and Ginny Mitchell
Davis and Amy Moise
Barbara and Bernard Momrin
Duncan Morton
Kumar and Sally Naidu
Lee and Lisa Neisler
Sarah O’Malley
Lynn Osment
Robert and Lynn Osment
Dr. Janak Patel
Angela Paul
Kristen and Mike Phalen
Reta Phifer
Yall Powell
Robert Price
Barbara and Bernard Pringle
Scott and Courtney Purviance
Julio and Anne Porges Ramirez
Jim and Fran Reichard
John and Valerie Ross
Jim and Nancy Ruane
Dale & Janet Sarjeant
Karl and Pam Sawyer
John Saydlowski
Suzanne and Jim Schaffer
Katie and Steve Scruggs
Stephen and Crystal Sellers
Nina and Pat Sheehan
Dalbert Shefte
Kris and Barry Sheilds
Emma Shelton
Cary and Michael Sherck
L.D. and Marci Simmons
Gousalya Siva
David and Patricia Smith
James and Bettie Smith
Matt and Sherese Smith
Tony Smith
LeeAnn Steadman
David and Patricia Stern
Barbara Stolle
Phil and Lisa Tappy
Mark and Debbie Taylor
Dr. Mark Tobin
Marty and Bennett Waters
Eldon DeWeerth
Rex Welton
Terry and Robin White
Buck Wiggins
Hayes and Susan Woollen
Julian Wright