Foster Hannaford

The Foster Hannaford Recognition
This program was initiated January 4, 1985, to annually recognize a person who has given distinguished service to North Shore Country Day School. Foster Hannaford himself gave long and distinguished service to the School. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 48 years and was a Trustee of the School's Foundation for 35 years. His five children attended North Shore Country Day School: Taylor Hannaford Churchill '33, Foster Hannaford, Jr. '34, R. Ogden Hannaford '35, Priscilla Hannaford Greeley '37 and Charlotte Hannaford Drake '44. He died in June 1981.
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List of 20 news stories.

  • Mouse and Tom Doar (2018)

    On the cusp of our Centennial, we are honored to acknowledge two treasured Raiders, Mouse and Tom Doar, as they join the ranks of the "Hannafordians," a term coined by former Board Chair Susan Bondurant when she was acknowledged in 2016. The impact Tom and Mouse have had on our School community is incalculable, and something we all cherish. They are steadfast believers in students and teachers, as are their three children, Tom '00, Charlie '03 and Mullery '06, who were raised as Raiders. They have left an indelible mark on North Shore Country Day School, and we will be forever grateful.
  • Bert Getz & The Getz Family (2017)

    The Getz Family has been associated with North Shore Country Day School since Bert Sr. was a member of the Class of 1955. Years later, when Bert’s grandchildren enrolled, the Getz family once again immersed themselves in North Shore, serving the School in countless ways. Lindsay ’16, Bert ’18 and Lachlan ’20 attended North Shore much the same way as their grandfather did—by investing themselves fully in academics, arts, service and athletics.
  • Susan Bondurant (2016)

    Susan Bondurant believes in education, believes in schools and believes in North Shore Country Day. It would be difficult to find a portion of North Shore today without Susan’s fingerprints. Susan and her husband Scott are the parents of Brooke, class of 2013, and Cara, class of 2016. As parents they always extended themselves personally to connect with fellow parents, students, teachers and staff in meaningful ways. Committed to serving the School, Susan brought her personal touch and marketing background to bear as an active leader in the Parents’ Association and Benefit Board Auctions.
  • Stephanie & Tom Formolo (2015)

    We can always count on Stephanie and Tom. They are always there when needed, always responding, always making positive things happen. They are role models for us all. They have been fully involved as members of the North Shore community at all levels and as leaders of the Parents’ Association, Benefit Board and Board of Trustees. They are parents of four “lifers” – Hayley ’10, Cassi ’12 and this year’s seniors Reese ’16 and AJ ’16.
  • Mary Ann & Rory Finlay (2014)

    North Shore's commitment to community and to family has always been vital to the School’s essence. The Finlay family, in many ways, defines that essence. As a family, their thoughtful involvement and level of engagement at North Shore has been exemplary.
  • The Jessen Family (2013)

    For 49 years, Howard and Susie, during her life, built lasting and meaningful relationships with countless people in the North Shore community. They, along with their family — Art '70 and Diane '70, Ned '73 and Lynn '74, Gwen '76, Chris '00 and Brian '02 — have been a wonderfully consistent presence — there for others, always connected, always there for the School.
  • Jay Bach (2012)

    Forty-eight years. Jay’s service to North Shore spans over half of North Shore’s existence. Flexible and responsive. Committed and connected. For Jay, no task is too large, no task is too small. Jay Bach has done it all—with a steadfast focus and a true Raider commitment.
  • Tracey Shafroth (2011)

    There hasn't been an aspect of North Shore Country Day School that Tracey hasn't touched—students, faculty, staff, parents, Board members, alumni—all have been enriched by Tracey—her magic, her insight, her awareness, her energy and her warmth. Tracey's remarkable contributions to the School continue to be so far-reaching that they are difficult, if not impossible, to measure.

  • Jeff Colman (2010)

    Live and Serve. Jeff truly does it all. With awareness, kindness, enthusiasm, tireless energy and remarkable insight, Jeff has volunteered, he has lead, and he has partnered with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, Trustees and alumni to advance North Shore.
  • Jane Deuble (2009)

    Jane Deuble’s long-term association with North shore Country Day School started in 1963 with her children attending the School’s summer camp program that led to their enrollment as students in the School. The term "lifer" describes students who have been at North Shore from kindergarten through 12th grade, but Jane could be characterized as a "lifer extraordinaire."
  • Alice Graff Childs '37 (2008)

    Alice Graff Childs—ambassador, role model and the embodiment of North Shore's motto "Live and Serve." Her positive involvement is broad and far-reaching; her philanthropic support, so consistent and most generous; her spirit and energy most genuine; her connections to others so open and honest.
  • Patty Washburn (2007)

    Patty Washburn's presence on the North Shore Country Day School campus began in the fall of 1983 when she was hired to be the Assistant Teacher in the third grade. The following year she moved to the kindergarten where she served as lead Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten Teacher until her retirement in 2004. 
  • Julie & Parker Hall (2006)

    Julie and Parker Hall together have contributed time, perspective, insight and a generous spirit that have sustained North Shore Country Day School. Dedicated, aware, passionate and focused, Julie and Parker hold themselves to very high standards and have delivered on those standards in their efforts for the School.
  • Jane Cheney Woods '37 (2005)

    Jane Cheney Woods' example has set a standard for thoughtful and meaningful membership in a school community. Her depth of loyalty is unusual; her philanthropy remarkable; her insight informed and perceptive.
  • Raymond Olson Jr. '51 (2004)

    Ray Olson was always a teacher at heart. He touched all those who came in contact with him through his kindness, willingness to listen and understand, and spirited enthusiasm for life. He always wanted to be a teacher according to his wife, Carol, and certainly was to many who came to know him. His love for children shined through in his work with his church, Cub Scouts, in his community and at North Shore Country Day School.
  • Robert E. Beerheide (2003)

    Bob Beerheide served North Shore Country Day School for 23 years as Business Manager—but also as advisor, colleague and trusted friend. This Hannaford Recognition acknowledges his remarkable dedication, effectiveness, work ethic and focus. During his tenure as Business Manager, Bob played a critical role in the School's growth and success.
  • Judy Mason Drake '35 (2002)

    What doesn't she do? As goodwill ambassador for North Shore Country Day School, Judy Mason Drake has done it all. From volunteer to event host to school supporter extraordinaire, Judy is a model for all. Judy knows the value of a North Shore education and expresses that appreciation in every way she supports the School. Her network of friends in the community makes us stronger by remaining connected to our alumni and friends.
  • Michael J. Cavanaugh, M.D. (2000)

    The year was 1975 and you, Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, finding yourself captivated by what you have called "the wonderful sense of community  at North Shore Country Day School, enrolled your oldest daughter in the School's kindergarten. That move launched what you describe as a "25-year love affair" between you and the NSCDS community, as you and your wife, Jean went on to send all four of your children to North Shore.
  • James W. DeYoung (1999)

    It was breakfast at the Pretty Good Cafe where Jim DeYoung first described the concept of the 21st Century Fund, soon after my appointment as Head of School. He presented the idea of a $1 million fund, raised by trustees to show their faith in the School and allow us to translate our new mission statement from dream to reality.
  • William B. Hinchliff '64 (1998)

    Can you imagine anyone doing a Morning Ex on "Street Lamps along the North Shore" and making it fascinating? I couldn't until Bill Hinchliff did it. Bill is the only person I know who can run through a slide show at record speed and keep up with himself in his dialogue. He even ends with his audiences begging for more.
North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.