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.