List of 5 members.

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    Teresa Weber 

    Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Katharine Ritz

    Katy Ritz 

    Associate Director of Advancement
    (914) 366-2631
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    John Gannon 

    Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
  • Photo of Ariana Aguilar

    Ariana Aguilar 

    Director of Annual Giving
  • Photo of John Halpin

    John Halpin 

    Major Gifts Officer

Honoring Our Retirees

Our dedicated faculty and staff make Hackley such a special place. This year, we have the honor of recognizing eight members of our community who have made an indelible mark on the Hilltop! To make a gift in their honor, visit our giving page.
Note: In the Tribute Gift section, please click the tiny check box and type or copy/paste the Honoree's name into the field below the “In honor of” choice. Thank you!
To learn more about our retiring faculty and how gifts in their honor will be designated, read on below:
Doug Clark P ’15 ’17
Doug Clark
P ’15 ’17

Throughout his 41-year tenure, Doug has taught every level of Upper School math. Doug also enjoyed an impressive coaching career at Hackley including varsity girls’ soccer, boys’ basketball, and golf. Those who work with Doug know that there are certain “Doug-isms” that carry special meaning for his students and our community—“It’s good to know stuff” being one of the most popular. Gifts in Doug’s honor will support Endowment for Faculty Compensation. 
Adrianne Pierce
P ’18 ’21
In her 26 years on the Hilltop, Adrianne has been a classics teacher, a class dean, the Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs chairholder, a Round Square representative, a diversity coordinator, a department chair, an advisor, a faculty representative, a Hilltop podcaster, a mentor, a colleague, and a friend. She also is head archaeologist for HackDigs, the Latin 4 Hackley Excavation Project. Gifts in Adrianne’s honor will support student and faculty educational travel including trips to Rwanda. 
Thomas Chin
For 23 years Thomas taught a wide range of Middle and Upper School visual arts courses, including all of the photography courses in the Upper School. He also served as the faculty advisor to The Hilltop, Hackley’s yearbook, as well as an academic advisor. He has organized and chaperoned countless domestic field trips and several trips to China.  Gifts in Thomas’s honor will support The Center for Creative Arts and Technology, including a new art gallery featuring works by students, faculty, and outside artists.
Linda Sadler
P ’16 ’18
During her 20 years on the Hilltop, Linda has been a compassionate presence, a trusted voice, a school leader, a counselor, a friend, and a champion for many community members. Students in particular enjoyed Linda’s creation, the Annual Student Stress Down Days in the Upper School—complete with massages, therapy dogs, and healthy comfort food. Gifts in Linda’s honor will support Endowment for Faculty Compensation.
Phil Variano
P ’09 ’11 ’14

Over the course of his 41 years at Hackley, Phil has been both a Middle School and Upper School teacher, Hackley Summer Camp Administrator, Varsity Tennis Coach, Varsity Soccer Coach, Middle School Softball Coach, Middle School Director, Acting Lower School Director, Assistant Head of School, and Associate Head of School. No matter the role or responsibility, Phil operates in the best interest of the Hackley community, always with warmth, kindness, and a wry sense of humor.  Gifts in Phil’s honor will support Endowment for Faculty Compensation. 
Diane Remenar
For 25 years Diane has been an outstanding and versatile Spanish teacher in the Middle and Upper Schools. She demonstrates her joy, passion, and sense of humor every day. The Class of 2021 presented Diane with the Rice Award in the spring of 2021, recognizing her for inspiring their intellectual curiosity and preparing them to seize tomorrow’s challenges. Gifts in Diane’s honor will support endowment for student and faculty educational travel. 
Bill Davies
During Bill’s 21-year tenure at Hackley, he has taught a wide array of history courses with distinction. In addition to his work as a teacher and department chair, Bill served in a number of other roles including class dean, academic advisor, and on numerous committees. His wit and wry sense of humor will be fondly remembered. Gifts in Bill’s honor will support choral and instrumental music programs. 
Pat White
For 15 years Pat has brought to the Hilltop her deep knowledge of the health and physical education of students and has led the Physical Education Department in creating and delivering an outstanding program for generations of Hackley students. Gifts in Pat’s honor will support outdoor education initiatives. 
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