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Investing in Opportunity and Belonging: The 2022 Be a Maverick Benefit
Karin Storm Wood

In April, the Nueva community gathered to raise funds for student financial assistance at our virtual Be a Maverick Benefit. Streamed over YouTube Live, the event focused on “inspiring imagination and innovation.” Magician Justin Willman of the hit Netflix show “Magic with Humans” performed for a small studio audience—members of the Nueva Leadership Team. Terry Lee, associate head of school, and Karen Tiegel, middle school division head, served as perfect (and very funny) foils for Justin’s amazing tricks!   

With a family-friendly count-me-in party—led by scientists at the California Academy of Sciences and offered only to live viewers—and a raffle for owner’s-suite tickets to a 49ers game in which all those who made a fund-a-need gift were entered, the year’s event offered something for every member of the Nueva community. The highlight of the evening was a video featuring Fiona T. ’22 and Jonathan T. ’22, speaking about their magical experiences at Nueva and the incredible impact that financial assistance had on their education and their lives. 

We deeply appreciate our community’s amazing support of this event, which raised more than $1 million for financial assistance for Nueva students.
 



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Karen Tiegel and Steven Channan honor Sin-Tung on stage

On Sunday, May 22, community members past and present gathered at Hillsborough and, through Zoom, around the world to celebrate 30 years of brilliant teaching and music-making by our very own Sin-Tung Chiu. If you were unable to attend, you can still enjoy the touching tributes and inspiring performances by the Nueva String Ensemble, current and former violin students, and Sin-Tung himself, accompanied by Nueva alumnus Dmitriy Cogan, on this professionally produced video. Log in to my.nuevaschool.org to watch here.

Mavericks Making Waves: June 2022

Mavericks Making Waves is our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments and activities happening beyond Nueva's walls. 

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Mavericks Making Waves is our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments and activities happening beyond Nueva's walls.