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ISACS is grateful for the partnership and support of our association sponsors. Sponsorship constitutes neither an ISACS endorsement nor approval of the services and products our sponsors provide. Businesses that provide services to independent schools may join ISACS as an Association Sponsor.

2019-20 Association Sponsorship Program include:

  • Highlight of the Association Sponsorship program includes a year-long listing on the ISACS website of your company’s contact information accessed by administrators, faculty, parents, and trustees. (See listings below for examples)
  • $250 discount on Annual Conference exhibitor space (combination fee: $1,250)
  • ISACS member school mailing address list in Excel for 2019-20 (to be sent 9/3/19)
  • Click here to submit your form today!

Click here for more information on the 2019-2020 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Programs!




Janet Schumacher, Business Development Director
2400 Ansysy Dr., Ste. 404
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Tel: (412) 228.7573
Description: Aladdin is a chef-centric culinary management company that specializes in providing exceptional dining experiences for independent schools. For 40 years, Aladdin has prioritized our commitment to sustainable programs, high nutrition standards and delivering uniquely tailored dining programs for the communities we serve.

Assurance Agency
Keith Dobrolinsky, Vice President and Education Practice Leader
1750 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Tel: (847) 463-7345
Description: Assurance is all about minimizing risk and maximizing health. We are a full service insurance and risk management broker specializing in the needs of education.

Atlas Workshops Inc.
Adam White, Founder
45 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: (617) 475-0141
Description: Atlas Workshops partners with high schools to design and lead project based trips. Building on our experience with design thinking, innovation, and global field research, we collaborate with schools to create one-of-a-kind global programs that work on a real world project, develop contemporary skills, and foster a global network.

A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.
Skye Kinnon, Account Executive
4 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: (617) 774-1555
Description: We are the originators of the Tuition Refund Plan. For over 85 years Dewar has offered a proven means of insuring tuition against losses caused by student withdrawals and dismissals. The Tuition Refund Plan protects the school’s budgeted tuition income while providing parents security of their tuition investment. More than 1,300 schools and colleges rely on the financial stability of our Plan.

Lorie Kram, Founder
P.O. Box 1283
Littleton, MA 01460
Tel: (314) 252-0625
Description: BLUBERYL™ provides strengths-based productivity coaching services and proprietary products that empower competitive students to master organizational skills, increase efficiency, and enhance workflow for current academic and future professional success. Collaborating with parents and educators nationwide, BLUBERYL has a proven history of helping independent schools create independent students.

Byrne, Byrne and Company
Daniel Byrne, President
120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 346-2150
Description: Byrne, Byrne and Company is a privately held insurance brokerage firm founded in 1898 specializing in property/casualty and employee benefits for private schools. We provide modern solutions to complex risk matters and help our customers build a more engaged, productive workforce.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Jonathan Ball, Director of External Relations
200 High Street, Suite 610
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 542-0260
Description: Carney, Sandoe & Associates is the top choice in faculty and administrative recruitment. Since 1977, CS&A has worked successfully with over 1,800 schools around the world and has placed over 32,000 teachers and administrators in exciting, rewarding positions. A service for schools and teachers, CS&A provides the most exceptional recruitment, leadership search, and consulting services available.

Evita Gonzalez, Account Executive
46 Round Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: (888) 243-2555
Description: Why do independent schools choose CheckWriters? Our cloud Payroll and HR platform is easy to use for you and your staff, saves hours of time, and is backed by accessible and knowledgeable service that makes the Business Office happy.

Creative Logical Solutions, Inc.
Rick Harris, CEO
PO Box 1023
Montrose, CA 91021
Tel: (818) 642-5612
Description: CLS provides creative and logical solutions for businesses, organizations and schools who wish to leverage the Internet to achieve their business and/or organizational goals.  Because we target small - medium schools, we are able to keep our service costs far below our competitors' costs. Some of the services that we offer include: Content Management Solutions; SEO; Custom Web Site Design; iPhone/iPad/Android App Development; eModules Integration (web site calendaring, email distribution, blogs, registration systems); a full Student Information System complete with grading, student database, admissions, etc.

Cyber Safety Consulting
Liz Repking, Owner
191 Sunset Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Tel: (630) 936-9103|
Description: Cyber Safety Consulting educates teachers, parents and children on the dangers in our digital and connected world. We are experts at teaching Internet safety to elementary, middle and high schools through Internet safety presentations and our Internet safety curriculum (CASE). We believe in the importance of parent-child dialogue regarding technology. Therefore, we structure our student and parent workshops in such a way as to facilitate this in the home.

Jason Kerbel, Sales Executive
701 Brazos Street, Suite 360
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 355-5008 ext. 311
Description: For more than 18 years, Edlio has been connecting K-12 educators with their communities, offering a comprehensive and easy-to-use communication package. Edlio’s content management system powers over 10,000 websites for schools and districts across North America, and our parent interaction app, Sangha, connects schools to home with personalized parent communication.

Brian McMillan, Regional Director
1611 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (219) 628-0163
Description: EdOps is a national leader in providing high-quality finance, student data, and strategic consulting services for schools. Our mission is to help leaders focus their finite time on student achievement by alleviating the demands of the operational aspects of running a school. Let EdOps function as your finance & accounting team—from CFO to accountant. We manage budgeting, accounting, grants, reporting and more – all with a strategic, forward-looking viewpoint.

Educational Collaborators, LLC
Steve Aronne, Director of Business Development
10805 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Tel: (877) 849-2274
Description: We help schools save precious time by providing EdTech and Professional Learning services to help them achieve their maximum potential. We are a premiere partner of Google and Microsoft and offer school specific services in EdTech & Database Audits, and Cybersecurity Assessments. We are also experts in One-to-One and Change Management consulting.

Educator's Ally
Abby Glover, Vice President, Associate Placement Director
P.O. Box 2077
New York, NY 10185
Tel: (914) 666-6323
Description: Educator's Ally connects teachers and administrators with independent day and boarding schools throughout the U.S. Since 1975, EA’s highly personalized approach to recruiting has been valued by schools and candidates alike.

Maria Kadison, President and CEO
P.O. Box 490
Sherborn, MA 01770
Tel: (617) 651-0522
Description: EdwardsCo combines best-in-class marketing expertise from the private sector with the sensitivity of education marketing for effective and mission-appropriate results. We’re trusted partners to senior leadership and trustees across the country at a time of rapid change. Our services include brand strategy, graphic identity, brand campaign platforms, and enrollment marketing across all channels. 

EG Integrated – Education Marketing
Leslie Stubbendieck, Education Account Lead
11820 Nicholas Street
Omaha, NE 68154
Tel: (402) 614-3000
Description: We know education. As  marketers, we have extensive educational experience as well as an in-depth understanding of the culture, the climate and the innovative strategies needed to ensure schools make the most of their marketing budgets. The EG Education Team is committed to fostering relationships with passionate, goal-oriented schools, leveraging our deep industry knowledge and creativity to build unique marketing strategies that will keep your school in demand – and in the conversation – for years to come. More engagement. More students. More success.

Mike Spanier, Senior Vice President
P.O. Box 825
Lincoln, NE 68501
(Tel): 952-847-3509
Description: FACTS is committed to making educational dreams possible through service and technology. FACTS serves more than three million students and families at over 11,500 schools and offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, a student information system, financial needs assessment, and admissions/enrollment solutions.

Faria Education Group
Steve Fehr, Sales & Support Representative
548 Market Street, #40438
San Francisco, CA 94104
(Tel): 866-297-7022
Description: Today, Faria powers curriculum for over 10,000 schools & districts and 3 million students with a suite of 3 services. ManageBac is Faria’s flagship product and the leading curriculum planning, assessment and reporting platform for IB World schools. OpenApply is an online admissions solution supporting the applicant journey from enquiry to enrolment. Atlas is a curriculum management platform enabling schools to collaboratively plan, share, and analyze their curriculum. Together with our integration partners, we offer schools a world-class software suite for meeting all their information management needs. Faria’s multi-disciplinary team of over 150 operates globally, across 8 offices.

The Film Guys
Alesi Enriquez, Co-Founder
Keizersgracht 241-2
1016 EA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
(Tel): +1 (518) 620 44 46
Description: We are a production house specializing in creating memorable and exciting videos that drive results. Our videos translate your school's personality into a couple minutes of entertainment, exciting kids and parents alike.

Rob DiMartino, Chief Evangelist
655 Winding Brook Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel: (860) 362-0115
Description: Founded in 1998, Finalsite is a global leader in SaaS web solutions and digital marketing for the education industry, serving over 2000 schools in more than 80 countries. We're recognized for our award-winning design, inbound marketing tools, best-in-class web software, strategic marketing services, and integration with third-party data providers. We're based in Glastonbury, CT  with an office in London and a team of 200+ around the world. For more information, please visit www.finalsite.com.

Flik Independent School Dining
Brian Breitenstein, Regional Sales Director
2 International Drive, Suite 2
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Tel: (502) 565-7440
Description: At Flik Independent School Dining, we’re committed to delivering quality foodservice. We seek to enhance the quality of life of the entire school community by implementing responsible, environmentally sound programs that engage students, staff, and faculty.

Pam Renda, Inside Sales Representative
1340 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel: (877) 899-8550
Description: Follett empowers PreK-12 educators with content, technology, and services designed to help schools and districts reach their goals.

George K. Baum & Company
Dev Talvadkar, Senior Vice President
5335 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 640
Washington, D.C. 20015
Tel: (202) 478-9656
Description: George K. Baum & Company is a full service investment bank dedicated to meeting the capital planning, financial modeling, and taxexempt borrowing needs of independent schools. Our Independent School Finance Group serves as investment banker or financial advisor to independent schools on transactions as small as $5 million To over $100 million. Members of our team have overseen more than 200 independent school financings. Please visit us at www.gkbaum.com/is.

Global Youth Leadership Institute
Matt Nink, Executive Director
1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Tel: (414) 397-1159
Description: Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) partners with schools in three areas: 1) Global travel programs; 2) On-campus workshops and consulting; 3) Our Unique HS Sequence of Summer programs. We are a non-profit created by educators from ISACS in 2001. We know schools because we work at an Independent School (Lake Forest Academy). We create learning environments that model inclusion so we can confront the past and shape the future. Our 4 key pillars are: Collaborative Leadership, Multicultural Identity, Religious Pluralism, and Environmental Sustainability. We can help your school move forward and have fun while doing it. Do you want to build a stronger community of students, teachers, parents, and alumni? Do you want your school to be even more of a force for good in the world? See more at www.gyli.org.

Google for Education
Austin Swift, K12 Program Manager
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (831) 252-2898
Description: At Google for Education we believe that that everyone—educators and learners at every age and stage—deserve the tools and skills that set them up for success in building the future they want for themselves.

HandCut Foods
George Madzhirov, CEO 
1441 West Willow Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Tel: (312) 239-0381 ext. 103
Description: HandCut Foods is a Chicago-based food service and management company committed to responsible sourcing, from-scratch production, and exceptional hospitality. Founded in 2014, HCF has quickly become a trusted name in K–12 contract food service as well as in university dining, business catering, and event catering.

The Hollinger Group
Edward Hollinger, Principal Consultant 
2012C West Willow Street
Chicago, IL 60647
Tel: (312) 315-7388
Description: The Hollinger Group is a Chicago-based coaching and consulting firm with an unwavering commitment to helping you and your organization discover your best personal and professional selves. We guide schools through the stages of leadership change, paving the way for a smooth transition. We specialize in helping leaders navigate the daily challenges of life and leadership; guiding all members of the team to be at their best. Our workshops help teams discover their strengths and find strategies to navigate their vulnerabilities. With well-researched analysis and the wisdom of experience, we give leaders and teams the necessary tools to discover their best selves.

iCandee Marketing
Billy Stevenson, CSO 
954 W Carmen Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 649-3790
Description: iCandee Marketing is a full service custom apparel and branded merchandising solutions provider that combines creativity, innovation and technology for consistent dynamic results for our clients. Our principle business is customized clothing and uniforms, promotional products, advertising specialties, corporate incentives as well as corporate/team apparel.

The Jane Group
Jane Hulbert, Partner
809 Quail Ridge Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
Tel: (630) 325-2509
Description: The Jane Group specializes in crisis management and preparedness for independent schools, including messaging and communications, media training, board training and reputation management. We have been on retainer to the National Association of Independent Schools since 2001. Our goal is to ensure that our school clients emerge from a crisis stronger and more united.

Kensington Group, Inc.
Christopher Everett, President
9295 Spring Forest Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Tel: (317) 569-0201
Description: Marketing, market research and conducting the ISACS School Community Survey.

Lands' End School
Onotse Ikharo, Sales Manager
6 Lands' End Lane
Dodgeville, WI 53595
Tel: (800) 741-6311
Description: Lands’ End School leads with high-quality uniform clothing parents trust and students love to wear. Expert logo embroidery, consistent Colors You Can Count On™ and sizes from preschool to high school ensure students will always look and feel their best. With program management, custom webstores and award-winning customer service, Lands’ End School provides peace of mind for schools and families.

Magnus Health
Dino Skerlos, Director of Sales
323 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Tel: (919) 521-5859
Description: Magnus Health is the most innovative way for independent schools to collect, track and manage student health information on one online platform. Our technology helps schools save time and money by streamlining communication with parents, reducing liability for school health professionals, and keeping schools prepared in the event of an emergency.

Measuring Success
Dr. Harry Bloom, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 604
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 684-7024
Description: Measuring Success is a data analytics consultancy focused on helping independent schools with recruitment and retention, financial sustainability and parent satisfaction.

Jason Matznick, Director of Marketing
11701 Union Street
Mount Morris, MI 48458
Tel: (855) 644-4856
Description: Nightlock provides door security solutions for Lockdown to prevent the entry of an Active Shooter. From door barricades to window shades. We work to keeps students and staff safe. 

Nightlock Lockdown
Jason Matznick, Director of Marketing & Sales
11701 Union Street
Mount Morris, MI 48458
Tel: (855) 644-4856
Nightlock provides door security solutions for Lockdown to prevent the entry of an Active Shooter. From door barricades to window shades. We work to keeps students and staff safe.

Omnigo Software
Rodnie Williams, Senior Vice President Risk Management
10430 Baur Blvd
St. Louis, MO, 63132
Tel: (866) 421-2374
Description: Omnigo Software is a leading provider of public safety, incident and security management solutions for law enforcement, education, healthcare and other enterprises.

OneDigital Health and Benefits
Craig Stubler, Principal
2800 River Road, Suite 310
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Tel: (224) 257-4074
Description: OneDigital delivers a powerful new approach to employee benefits by combining the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with the sophisticated technology and resources of a respected national firm. Consulting with schools in Illinois for over a decade, I’ve guided organizations through health care reform and the specific challenges schools face with HR management and on-boarding. My expertise in HR and employee benefits enables my clients to attract and retain the best teaching talent available with fewer administrative headaches.

Oswald Companies - ISBC
Kurt Meinberg, Practice Leader
1100 Superior Avenue, Suite 1500
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel: (216) 658-5034
Description: Oswald Companies is one of the largest independently owned brokerage & consulting firms in the U.S. We specialize in niche market programs like the Independent Schools Benefit Consortium (ISBC). The ISBC is employee benefit solution that brings flexibility, transparency and cost saving over the long term.  

John Zaudtke, Vice President of Business Development
7401 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23225
Tel: (804) 592-7025
Description: Paymerang’s award-winning electronic payables solution provides a simple, secure and profitable way to automate A/P disbursements. Paymerang does all the work, from vendor enablement to payment processing to transaction reconcilement, saving schools hundreds of hours each year and providing world-class customer service. In addition to the significant efficiency gains, clients enjoy Paymerang’s security features and lucrative cash back rebates. Setup is quick and easy, taking less than 30 days and 20 hours of client time to get up and running. Turn A/P into a profit center with Paymerang! 

Pedestal Foods
Jerry Dickman, Director of Business Development
2967 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Tel: (636) 385-0318
Description: Pedestal Foods is a premiere food service management company that supports the independent school and private college marketplace throughout the Midwest and southeastern US. Pedestal Foods is not only committed to delivering excellence in food services in education, we go beyond the table by caring for the whole student, working closely with our clients to attract and retain students through culinary innovation, as well as help deliver bottom line results by focusing on transparency.

PlanPilot LLC
Nora Harris, Director, Business Development
223 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 973-4912
Description: PlanPILOT delivers comprehensive retirement plan advisory services to 403(b), 457, and 401(k) plan sponsors. PlanPILOT takes a holistic approach to defined contribution retirement plan consulting, focused on minimizing fiduciary risk for plan sponsors and their oversight teams, as well as minimizing the risk of negative participant outcomes. We provide pro-active, value-adding services to our 403(b) clients, their plan committee(s) and their faculty and staff. We pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive advisory services that help plan sponsors meet and exceed their fiduciary responsibilities by providing them with the proper risk management solutions and independent advice they need.

Resource Group 175, LLC
John Farber, Managing Partner
2222 Charles Lane
Akron, OH 44333
Tel: (877) 717-5175
Description: RG175 is a diverse team of consultants, each of whom has been a long-term and successful head of school, with years of academic and non-profit leadership experience. By combining proven search protocols and our extensive experience with schools, we are able to ensure a successful leadership search. RG175 pays close attention to clients and to candidates and builds relationships that are based on trust, candor, and clear communications and expectations. We are unique in our commitment to not only identifying great leadership, but also in developing and supporting that leadership.

SAGE Dining Services
Maurice Short, Vice President of Sales
1402 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
Tel: (410) 339-3950
Description: Established in 1990, SAGE Dining Services® is the leading food service provider for independent schools and colleges throughout North America. SAGE's unparalleled expertise in nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends produces exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Learn more at www.sagedining.com.

Scholastic Book Fairs
Eleni Stanifer, Project Coordinator
5459 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Tel: (513) 714-0446
Description: Scholastic's literacy events generate excitement for reading and revenues for schools. One of Scholasticʼs best-known and best-loved businesses is Book Fairs, in-school events that bring the joy and excitement of reading right to students. Scholastic provides the books, planning tools and display cases for the events, which are run by volunteers. The undisputed leader in the field, each year Book Fairs sells more than 55 million books to 70 million children and their families visiting more than 120,000 fairs around the world. Book Fairs also generates more than 200 million dollars in cash and educational resources for schools, which receive a portion of sales from every Book Fair they host. More importantly, the events provide students, teachers, and parents with access to thousands of affordable books and educational products to help students become life-long learners.

School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger
David Roberts, Director of Sales
350 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10118
Tel: (646) 942-1403
Description: The Tommy Hilfiger Brand is changing the school uniform landscape with a line of fashion-forward, high-quality pieces for boys and girls from pre-K through high school - all available on an easy to navigate website. School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger is at the head of the class when it comes to quality as well as style - and all at prices your families will love.

Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC
Lynda L. Buel, CEO
150 East Mound Street, Suite 308
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614) 224-3100
Description: Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC (SRMC) is a professional, independent security consultancy serving clients throughout the United States and abroad.  SRMC provides vulnerability assessment, master planning, security technology assessment, design development, technical specification, crisis plans and emergency procedures, and project and program management support services to a wide range of public and privately-owned organizations including K-12 private and boarding schools.

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
Eric Penney, Principal
130 East Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 663-2900
Description: Sheehan Nagle Hartray’s education architecture is distinguished by the independence of the schools we design for. Each school has a unique education philosophy that is our basis for creative design. Experience facilitates our efficient resolution of common challenges. Expertise focuses us on distinctive challenges that lead to meaningful education environments..

Diane Short, Relationship Manager
200 N. LaSalle, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 345-5698
Description: For 100 years, TIAA has been a different kind of financial services company, helping enable the financial well-being of millions of people working in the academic, research, cultural, medical government and nonprofit fields.  By serving their financial needs through institutions like yours, we are dedicated to making a difference in their lives so they can focus where they make a difference - teaching, inventing, inspiring, curing, nurturing, and serving to create a better world for us all.

Keith Krass, Head of Marketing
401 Edgewater Place, Suite 360
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel: (781) 303-1128
Description: Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of independent schools, Veracross combines the power of a truly integrated database with personalized, data-driven communication tools. To date, we have configured and deployed our system at over 250 leading private K-12 schools in over 20 countries through a powerful, leveraged, and elegant architecture unique in our industry.

Wye River Group, Inc.
Kevin Quinn, President
522 Chesapeake Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Tel: (410) 267-8811
Description: Wye River is the nation's leading independent financial advisory firm to private schools, specializing in project financial planning and financing.

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