Board of Trustees 2018-2019

The Board of Trustees is comprised of between five and 30 voting members and operates according to the Riverdale Country School, Inc., By-Laws. Membership is drawn from current parents, alumni, and others who reflect the varied composition of the school community and have expertise related to the school's strategic initiatives. The Board includes ex-officio trustees, emeritus trustees and associate trustees who have all the rights and responsibilities of trustees but who do not vote. Generally voting members serve for no more than two consecutive four-year terms. 

Gwen Adolph
Terri D. Austin, Secretary
Ellen Nachtigall Biben ’83
David Blitzer, Treasurer
Tory Burch
John S. Castle ’91 
Kenneth Eberts
Karen Elizaga, PA President
Sandra Kim Hoffen ’83
Rev. Dr. Mark Hostetter ’77
John Kao ’68
Michael A. Karsch
Kass Lazerow
Gary A. Lieberman
Marc S. Lipschultz
Thomas K. Montag
Anand More
John A. Neuwirth
Kathleen M. Pike
Dominic A.A. Randolph, Head of School
David Rhodes
Allan V. Rose
Daniel J. Rosen ’92, Vice Chair
Jessica Elghanayan Shell ’95, AAEC President
Deborah Sonnenberg
Jamie Alexander Tisch
Philip "Tod" Waterman, III
David Westin, Chair
Kazumi Yanai

Trustees Emeriti
Michele R. Cohen
Thomas C. Israel
Brad S. Karp
Jane Lisman Katz ’65
Peter M. Lehrer
Linda Lewis Lindenbaum ’54
Dr. William C.W. Mow ’55
David N. Roberts ’80
Harvey Schulweis
Robert A. Staub
Thomas W. Strauss
Jeffrey N. Vinik ’77
Eugene "Tim" Zagat, Jr. '57
Ada G. Zambetti
Richard S. Zinman

Riverdale Country School

Mind • Character • Community



Lower School
1 Spaulding Lane
Bronx, NY 10471
LS: (718) 549-7780

Middle/Upper School
5250 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY 10471
MS/US: (718) 549-8810

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Riverdale teaches students to become lifelong learners by fostering "growth" mindsets. Go There ><

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The River Campus offers a spacious, natural setting for our youngest students, inspiring learning and play. Go There >

Riverdale offers "STEAM" (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) teaching to Lower School students. Go There >

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Middle School students explore hands-on learning through the Riverdale Maker program. Go There >

Project Knowmad allows Middle Schoolers to learn in a different way, using NYC as their classroom. Go There >

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Riverdale teaches students to make connections through our interdisciplinary programs. Go There >

The club and activity program encourages students to explore their passions and try new things. Go There >

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About 80 percent of Upper School students participate in athletics. Go There >

Riverdale's Hill Campus has an indoor pool, football stadium, weight room, and 3 playing fields. Go There >

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Riverdale has entry points in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th Grades. Visit our campus today. Go There >

Approximately 20 percent of Riverdale students receive some level of financial aid. Go There >

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Last year's Annual Fund totaled nearly $5 million in gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Go There >

Have you included Riverdale in your estate plans? Please let us know and join our expanding group of Hackett Planned Giving Society members today. Go There >

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