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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.

2017-18 Association Sponsorship Program
Highlight of this program includes a year-long listing on the ISACS website of your company’s contact information accessed by administrators, faculty, parents and trustees.

2018-19 Association Sponsorship Program
Highlight of this program includes:

  • A year-long listing below of your company’s contact information accessed by administrators, faculty, parents and trustees. (7/1/18 - 6/30/19)
  • $350 discount on an Annual Conference exhibitor space (combination fee: $1,000)
  • NEW THIS YEAR! - ISACS member school mailing address list in Excel for 2018-19 (to be sent 9/1/18)
  • For more information on all sponsorship opportunities - go to www.isacs.org/sponsors&exhibitors

***To receive the most benefits for the Annual or Association Sponsor programs,
apply by Monday, July 9, 2018. APPLY TODAY!***




Access One
Denton Darnutzer, Sr. Account Executive
820 West Jackson, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: (312) 441-9995
Description: Access One has been providing state of the art technology and communications services to educators for over 20 years. Unlike other companies who offer a “one size fits all” product offering, Access One works with you to custom tailor a solution to fit both your budget and your needs – for today and in the foreseeable future. In addition to an ever-growing portfolio of nationwide services, Access One provides award winning customer support and the personal attention your business deserves.

Amber Swain, Business Development Director
2400 Ansysy Dr., Ste. 404
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Tel: (614) 653-0630
Description: For over 35 years, Aladdin Food Management Services has been entertaining and feeding millions of people in schools, colleges,
businesses, and health care facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southeast.

Assurance Agency
Keith Dobrolinsky, Vice President and
Edcuation 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.

A.W.G. Dewar, Inc.
Syke 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.

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, Managing Associate, Director of Recruitmens
200 High Street, Suite 610
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 542-0260
Description: Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment, search, and strategic consulting firm that places teachers and administrators in K-12 private, independent, and like-kind schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed more than 32,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CCS Fundraising
Peter Hoskow, Principal & Managing Director
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1790
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 596-9300
Description: CCS is a strategic fundraising firm that partners with non-profits for transformational change. We plan, manage, and implement programs that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact.

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
A. Jeffrey Zappone, Sr. Managing Director
77 W Wacker Dr, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 220-0100
Description: Across industries across the country, we help healthy companies thrive and troubled companies get back on track. Our services are tailored to address the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities our clients face.

COTG – A Xerox Company
Annie Roberts, Senior Account Executive
3 Territorial Court
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Tel: (630) 771-8583
Description: COTG – A Xerox Company is among the nation’s largest and most-respected technology consulting firms. With our state of the art Xerox devices, managed print services and world class customer service, we will simplify the way you use technology so you can focus on what’s most important: your business.

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.

Jason Kerbel, Business Development
12910 Culver Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: (512) 355-5008
Description: Edlio makes communicating with parents simpler. Our easy-to-use content management system (CMS) powers over 5,000 school and district websites nationwide. Each website features a responsive design that reflects each school's brand and is packed with features developed specifically for teachers and school administrators.

Susan Limoncelli, Vice President, Member Services Marketing
470 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (646) 503-2635
Description: ERB (Educational Records Bureau) is a not-for-profit organization providing admission and achievement assessment as well as instructional services for Pre-K – Grade 12. For almost 90 years, and with over 2,000 member schools and districts around the world, ERB continues to be a trusted source to inform admission decisions and/or to support curriculum and instruction.

Angelo Otterbein, CIO
655 Winding Brook Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel: (800) 592-2469
Description: More than 1500 schools in 70 countries choose Finalsite for its award-winning design, best-in-class web software, and integration with 50+ ed tech partners. We provide an intuitive CMS, a robust, paperless enrollment solution, a learning management system to enable blended learned and flipped classroom, and much more. Learn about how we can be your school’s partner for success at www.finalsite.com.

Flik Independent School Dining
Elsie Lacourt, Project Manager
2 International Dr
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Tel: (914) 935-5401
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.

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: GYLI is one of the premier non-profit organizations offering experiential education, leadership, and global programs to schools around the country.  GYLI was founded by ISACS as a response to the events of 9/11/2001, and it has grown to work with over 500 participants annually in a unique sequence of programs and experiences.  We work to build cultural comptencey and global perspective in ways few others can.  We can also customize your next on-campus workshop or global experience.

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 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 than before.

Kevin Stoller, Partner
5625 N. High Street, Suite 1
Worthington, OH 43085
Tel: (888) 624-5451
Description: Kay-Twelve.com is passionate about creating better learning environments. By working with over 100 different furniture manufacturers, we focus on the right concept before making our recommendations. Our staff, and our Kay-Twelve Proven Process, will help you find the right solution and coordinate the whole process through delivery, installation, and implementation.

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
Esperanza Malvarez, National Accounts Executive
6 Lands' End Lane
Dodgeville, WI 53595
Tel: (727) 424-3952
Description: Lands' End School Uniform provides exceptional quality and service. We design styles with an eye for what matters most: comfort, durability, and choice. In sizes for every student (and adult). We point out the perfections everywhere we can, because we're proud of
what we do. And back every purchase with our forever promise: GUARANTEED. PERIOD. If you're not happy, return it for an exchange or refund. No headaches. No hassles. 1000s of schools in the US and beyond have chosen Lands’ End School as a uniform provider for our award-winning quality and service.

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.

Nightlock Lockdown/Taylor Brothers Door Lock
Jack Taylor, Owner/Manager
1400 E. Coldwater Road
Flint, MI, 48505
Tel: (810) 422-8664
Description: Nightlock Lockdown created a classroom door barricade device that helps teachers protect students during emergency lockdown events. Barricades the classroom against active shooter entry. Fast and Easy.

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.  

Keith Westman, Chief Operating Officer
1000 W. Fulton Market, Suite 285
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: (773) 789-5444
Description: The Otus Student Performance Platform combines an LMS, an Assessment Platform, a Data Warehouse, and a collection of Classroom Management tools on one platform. When classroom tools and learning data are centralized, students can be supported like never before.

Resource Group 175, LLC
John Farber, Managing Director
230 West End Avenue, #7F
New York, NY 10023
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: SAGE Dining Services®, established in 1990, 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.

Samaritan Family Wellness
Holly Stoner, Co-Director
500 West Silver Spring Drive, Suite K270
Glendale, WI 53217
Tel: (414) 305-2232
Description: Samaritan Family Wellness has created wellness materials for both students and parents. With these tools school personal and parent groups can introduce and promote the concept of whole person wellness. When used in a group setting with a trusted adult, opportuniites are created for teens and parents to discuss challenges in being well in each area, to brainstorm ways to overcome those obstacles, and create SMART Goals for themselves. Stresses are normalized and authentic community is created.

Senior Systems
Tim Lauf, Regional Sales
201 Boston Post Road West, Suite 300
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: (888) 480-0102
Description: Senior Systems is a leading provider of administration software for independent schools. Our Advantage software has four primary product groups: Admissions, Business Office, Registrar, and Alumni/Development, along with Web portals, and an assortment of optional add-on modules that extend functionality and enhance integration among these components. Learn more at www.senior-systems.com.

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
Don McKay, Principal
30 West Monroe, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 425-1000
Description: Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects is a diverse architectural practice formed by the strategic merger of 50 year-old Nagle Hartray Architects and Sheehan Partners. The firm’s expertise in crafting award-winning situational architecture and designing mission critical facilities for global technology leaders differentiate Sheehan Nagle Hartray.

Suzanne Spunzo, Director
1670 Broadway Ste 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 626-4147
Description: TIAA is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning track record for consistent investment performance, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $938 billion in assets
under management and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.

Telcom & Data
Ricardo Trinidad, President
2625 South Greeley
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Tel: (312) 296-8328
Description: Telcom & Data is a distributor of school paging, intercom systems and phone systems for IP and non-IP networks. Our Paging Intercom solutions include two-way communications into the class room, and common areas, emergency notification announcements for Code Red, Severe Weather, Fire Evacuation, etc. as well as bell schedule and Wireless Clocks. Telcom & Data has worked with hundreds of schools nationwide and can provide your school with a free estimate. 

Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms
David Roberts, Director of Sales
350 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10118
Tel: (646) 942-1403
Description: School uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger delivers all-American style with modern designs crafted from high quality, stain, and wrinkle resistant fabrics

VN Services
Robert Vail, President
8132 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, OH 44026
Tel: (440) 726-0514
VN Services has been helping owners control and plan their construction and CAPEX projects since 1982. We provide an advocate who helps plan and implement your projects for the highest cost effectiveness.

Voya Financial, Inc.
Jamie Salafia, Consultant Relations Director
One Orange Way
Windsor, CT 06095
Tel: (860) 580-1355
Description: Voya is a leading provider of retirement products and services in the U.S. serving more than 47,000 institutional clients and
nearly 4.5 million individual retirement plan investors. Voya also has 2,100 financial advisors serving the retail market. Voya’s
Retirement business is focused on guiding Americans to greater retirement readiness through employer-sponsored savings
plans and holistic retirement and income guidance.

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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