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Who Makes It Happen

Thank you to all the people, donors, and sponsors who make the Napier Initiative Banquet possible. We are truly grateful for all of your efforts and support.

Napier Initiative Council 2019-20

Joanna Dewey, Janet Evans (administrator), Paula Goldsmid (vice-chair), Brenda Hill, Paula Hui, Richard Johnson, Mary Kraus, David Lull, David Mann ( vice-chair), Ward McAfee, David Menefee-Libey, Arnaldo Rodriguez, Victoria Shea, Jil Stark, Joan Stock, Barbara Troxell (chair), Joyce Yarborough. Ex-officio: Sue Castagnetto, Karl Haushalter, Zayn Kassam, Nancy Neiman


Financial Resources Committee

Rose Ash, Janet Evans, Philip McKean, Shelly Randles, Arnaldo Rodriguez, Victoria Shea (chair), Joyce Yarborough


Mentoring Team

Bill Dodge, Paula Goldsmid, Mark and Mary Johnson, Mary Kraus, Cheryl and Jacek Kugler, Kay Kukowski, Rich Lumma, David Lutz, Ward McAfee (co-chair), Deborah and Philip McKean, Beryl and Stan Moore, Arnaldo Rodriguez, Joan Stock (co-chair), Ann Marie Sullivan, Barbara Troxell, Michael Witmer


Selection Committee

Joanna Dewey, David Lull and Gale Yee



Selection Panels

Donna Ambrogi, Chris Caenepeel, Jane Douglass (panel chair), Bob Fukada, Clara Soto Ivey, LaVerne Kroehler, Elizabeth Moore, Bear Ride (panel chair), Steve Smith (panel chair), Sally Timmel, Dick Tipping, Teresa Wilson

Public Relations Committee

Janet Evans, Richard Johnson, and Joyce Yarborough

Claremont Colleges Advisory Board

Sefa Aina, Jennifer Armstrong, Mita Banerjee, Sue Castagnetto, Chris Clark, Brian Davidson, Gabriela Gamiz,  Sandy Hamilton, Karl Haushalter (ex-officio), Zayn Kassam (ex-officio), April Mayes, David Menefee-Libey (ex-officio), Nancy Neiman (ex-officio), Jose Ramirez, Emily Wiley, Talithia Williams


Napier Courses Professors

Prof. Sue Castagnetto (Intercollegiate Center for Feminist Studies), Prof. Karl Haushalter (Harvey Mudd College), Prof. Zayn Kassam (Pomona College), Prof. Nancy Neiman (Scripps College)


Other Important People

At Pilgrim Place:  Gene Boutilier, Ron Evans, Jeanette and James Miura, Ted Morales, Phil Mount, Jennifer Tomes, Rory Sheehan, Sights and Sounds volunteers, Pilgrim Place Dining Services, Buildings and Grounds, and Housekeeping staff members, Pilgrim Pickers, Fabrications, Unidine Dining staff: Mark Claiborne, Chef Chris Hsieh

2020 Napier Sponsors

Gould Asset Management

Gould's team of skilled and trusted advisers, always puts your interests first. Experience the satisfaction of working an independent, employee-owned firm that is personally invested in you and the local community.

(909) 445-1291

Inter Valley Health Plan

Medicare plans for health. Not for profit.

(800) 500-7018

Members of the Napier Council &

Financial Resources Committee

Claremont Eye Associates

Specializing in comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, advanced surgical treatment design, and ophthalmic plastic and glaucoma surgery.

(909) 624-8077

Institute for Global Local Action & Study

Pitzer College

Direct Connection

(800) 420-9937

Casa Colina

Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

(866) 724-4127

Salient Networks

(855) 5SALIENT

First City Credit Union

(800) 944-2200

Pacific Western Bank

Let's Talk

Mark Dimitruk

(909) 544-5562

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

We Rise to Excellence

Unidine Lifestyles

Enhancing Lives Through Exceptional Food and Hospitality

The Claremont Colleges Services

United Methodist Federal Credit Union

(800) 245-0433


Marjorie Parker


Daniel A. Rivera, DDS

(909) 626-1292


Janice and Larry Hoffman


Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop

911 W. Foothill Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 626-2266

Trader Joes

(909) 625-8784

The Thai Orchid

315 E. Foothill Blvd.

Pomona, CA 91767

(909) 593-8165

Pilgrim Pickers

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