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ISACS is grateful for the partnership and support of our corporate 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 a Corporate Sponsor.

2017-18 Corporate Sponsorship Program
Highlights of this program include: the ability to display your company’s contact information, including a 25 word description in the ISACS Annual Member Directory, which is made available by PDF to more than 235 member schools; and a year-long listing on the ISACS website accessed by administrators, faculty, parents and trustees. For more information, click here to view the 
Corporate Sponsorship Fact Sheet.


2017 Annual Conference Sponsorship Program
This year’s Annual Conference Sponsorship program has been enhanced and offers the opportunity to have company information displayed in Annual Conference printed and on-site materials distributed to over 1,600 participants. A variety of sponsorship levels to choose from provides your company with opportunities to underwrite a speaker or host a reception, have your logo scrolling during the lunch, appear on the ISACS Annual Conference App, etc. A member of the ISACS staff is happy to talk with you regarding the sponsorship program that will be most meaningful for your company. For information, click here to view the 
Annual Conference Sponsor Fact Sheet or call ISACS at 312-750-1190.

2017 Annual Conference Exhibitor Program
Unfortunately, ISACS is unable to offer exhibiting opportunities at the 2017 Annual Conference as the space at the Marriott Marquis Chicago does not allow for table-top exhibitors. ISACS has enhanced the 2017 Annual Conference Sponsor Program and we hope your company will join us in Chicago. Please note that ISACS will be offering exhibiting opportunities again next year at the 2018 Annual Conference in Detroit, MI on November 8 and 9.



2018 Heads of School Conference Sponsorship Program
If your company is interested in being a sponsor at the 2018 Heads Conference, January 25-26, 2018, please contact ISACS at 312-750-1190. There are limited sponsorship opportunities at the Heads Conference, and we look forward to hearing from you.

***To receive the most benefits for the Annual or Corporate Sponsor programs,
apply by Friday, July 7, 2017. 




Thomas Foos, President
23 Clairedan Drive
Powell, OH 43065
Tel: 614-431-9700
Fax: 614-431-9706

Description: ARMADA, Ltd. brings decades of preparedness and protection expertise to our clients. Headquartered in Central Ohio, our team of experienced professionals provides ISACS member schools with a level of safety, security and preparedness that is second to none. We value our partnership with the ISACS and its members who are already ARMADA clients. These clients have entrusted ARMADA with their most value assets…their students and staff. Our professionals are committed to ensuring that your organization receives nothing short of superior, cost effective safety, security and preparedness solutions with a focus on prevention and protection.

Assurance Agency
Keith Dobrolinsky, Vice President and
Edcuation Practice Leader
1750 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Tel: (847) 463-7345
Fax: (847) 440-9127
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.
Dana E. Tufts, President
4 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-774-1555
Fax: 617-774-1715

Description: Originators of the Tuition Refund Plan. More than 80 years of service to independent schools and parents by minimizing the financial problems of withdrawals and dismissals.

Byrne, Byrne and Company
Daniel Byrne, CEBS, CPCU, President
120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-456-2882
Fax: (312) 346-4637

Description: Byrne, Byrne and Company is a privately held insurance brokerage firm founded in 1989 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 K. Ball, Director of School Services
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-542-0260
Fax: 617-542-9400

Description: Carney, Sandoe & Associates is the leader in faculty and administrator placement and leadership search services for independent and like-kind schools around the globe. Founded in 1977, we are adept in finding and matching passionate faculty with independent schools, and our consultants have unparalleled experience in head of school search and providing strategic results-driven support.

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.

Diamond Mind
Pat McGlynn, Vice President, Sales
10220 River Road, Suite 103
Potomac, MD 20854
Tel: 888-566-0945
Fax: 877-239-0064

Description: Diamond Mind is the leading provider of digital payment solutions for independent K-12 schools, making payment processing fast, easy and parent-friendly. Over 1,000 schools rely on Diamond Mind to enhance revenues, increase flexibility, and improve the payment experience for schools and parents alike. Our cross-campus payment solutions include tuition, online giving, summer programs, purchase card programs and more.

Digital Benefit Advisor
Craig Stubler, Principal
2800 River Road, Suite 310
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Tel: (224) 257-4074
Fax: (844) 248-8278

Description: Digital Benefit Advisors 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.

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.

Elior North America
Charles Liming, Business Development Director
1751 County Road B West, Suite 300
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: (417) 894-9100
Fax: (651) 631-0941

Description: Elior North America enhances peoples’ lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. The family of companies, with over 11,000 employees, provides food services and catering to nearly 900 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. Elior North America is among the top contract food service companies in the United States. The company has a management partnership with European contract catering firm Elior. Learn more at www.elior-na.com.

Angelo Otterbein, CIO
655 Winding Brook Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel: 800-592-2469
Fax: 860-289-3891

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: 914-708-9605
Fax: 704-295-5715

Description: At Flik, we're committed to delivering quality foodservice. Our successful partnership with independent school communities is based on our philosophy: Nourishing a Brighter Future.

Lissa Caltrider, Director of Membership
10451 Mill Run Circle, Suite 400
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tel: 800-452-5078 

Description: FolioCollaborative is a community of more than100 independent schools who are working together to enrich the faculty and staff development process. Member schools believe that faculty and staff deserve honest, growth-based conversations every year. While all the FolioCollaborative schools are using the Folio software to manage this growth process, each school is using it in a slightly different way.

HandCut Foods
Andrew Osterman, Director of Business Development 
1441 Willow
Chicago, IL 60642
Tel: 312-239-0381 ext. 114

Description: HandCut Foods provides superior food, service, and management to schools and businesses throughout Chicagoland. We believe responsible cooking with responsibly-sourced ingredients produces more nutritious and flavorful food. Our healthy, student-friendly menus are crafted with care and built around seasonal, whole ingredients, many of which are sourced from local midwestern farms. 

The Jane Group
Jane Hulbert, CEO
809 Quail Ridge Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
Tel: 630-325-2509
Fax: 630-325-2509

Description: The Jane Group is one of the only firms in the U.S. which specializes in crisis management for independent schools, including messaging and communications, media training, and reputation management. It is our business. Our only business. Our firm has served hundreds of independent schools, from Pre K through high school, both in the U.S. and abroad. We regularly present at school association conferences, regionally, nationally and internationally, and we have been on retainer to the National Association of Independent Schools since 2001. We focus on the long-term goal of successful crisis management: reputation management. Our goal is to ensure that our school clients emerge from a crisis stronger and more united than before, with their reputation intact and their future bright. We approach each situation with the 5Cs of Crisis Communications: Competence, Confidence, Clarity, Collaboration, and Compassion.

Kevin Stoller, Partner
5625 N. High Street, Suite 1
Worthington, OH 43085
Tel: 888-624-5451
Fax: 614-423-6750

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.

Level Up Village
Mallory Householder, Director of Sales
1 Park Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Tel: 860-571-1299
Fax: 203-900-0609

Description: Level Up Village (LUV) delivers pioneering Global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between K-9 students in the U.S. and partner students in developing countries. Launched in 2012, LUV runs courses during school, after-school and in the summer at more than 100 U.S. schools in 16 states, with 30+ Global Partner organizations in more than 20 countries. More information is available at levelupvillage.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @LevelUpVillage.

Magic Hour Communications
Mike D’Virgilio, Vice President of Business Development
11 Union Avenue, Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Tel: 866-211-5510

Description: Magic Hour Communications partners with independent schools to create beautiful and engaging websites that streamline communications with current and prospective families, alumni, faculty and staff. Each school site design is customized and implemented using our consulting services  and easy-to-use InfoServe content management system to provide a complete, and flexible communication strategy.

Ohio Association of Independent Schools
Daniel F. Dodd, Executive Director
P.O. Box 400
Hebron, OH 43025
Tel: 740-973-5930

Description: The Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS) consists of 44 member schools throughout Ohio. We believe state of government ought to give more freedom and independence to private schools to operate according to each school’s mission instead of hampering schools with government mandates. OAIS continues to lead the fight at Ohio’s Statehouse for freedom from government intrusion into private schools.

Oswald Companies
Kurt Meinberg, Team Leader
1100 Superior Avenue, Suite 1500
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel: (216) 658-5034

Description: Oswald Companies is a national insurance brokerage and consulting firm that specializes in employee benefit
solutions for niche markets. The Independent Schools
Benefit Consortium (ISBC) is a program that was formed in 2003 by and for your fellow independent school leaders in response to rising costs and a desire to manage and control their health insurance dollars. For more information,

RenWeb School Management Software
Deborah Bulgrin, School Management Consultant
820 SW Wilshire Boulevard
Burleson, TX 76097
Tel: 866-800-6593 ext. 4
Fax: 817-457-1484

Description: RenWeb’s power, integration, ease-of-use and affordability are demonstrated daily in more than 3,500 customer schools as the leading provider of next-generation Cloud-based school administration software. Experience RenWeb's 300+ core features, a turn-key data conversion, and unmatched service and integration. Visit www.renweb.com for more information.

SAGE Dining Services
Maurice Short, Vice President of Sales
1402 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
Tel: 410-339-3950
Fax: 410-339-3812

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.

School and Student Services (SSS By NAIS)
Aaron Wachholz, National Director, Client Success
1129 20th Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-973-9750
Fax: 202-973-9700

Description: For more than 40 years, SSS by NAIS has helped connect hundreds of thousands of students with schools offering an exceptional education. Leading independent schools subscribe to SSS for a full suite of financial aid management tools and professional development services. As the sole nonprofit in the market, we commit any revenue surplus into ongoing technology development and offer free applications to families in need. As a result, our schools are not just customers – they are part of a community committed to the continuous improvement of financial aid administration.

Senior Systems
Tim Lauf, Regional Sales
201 Boston Post Road West, Suite 300
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: 888-480-0102
Fax: 281-600-0600

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

Suzanne Spunzo, Director, National Advocacy Programs
1670 Broadway Ste 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303-626-4147

Description: TIAA (TIAA.org) is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning[2] 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 (as of 3/31/2017[3]) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.

Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms
David Roberts, Director of Sales
350 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10118
Tel: 646-942-1403

Description: Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms guarantees you school community the very best in quality, comfort, style, and service at prices your families will be excited about. Our products deliver great all-American style that goes to the head of the class with quality fabrics that are easy to care for, repel stains, and resist wrinkles.

VN Services
Robert L. Vail, President
8132 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, OH 44026
Tel: 440-726-0514
Fax: 440-729-0804

Description: VN Services, founded in 1982, is recognized as one of the industry’s leading experts in all phases of Owner’s Representation /Program Management, CPM Scheduling,  Master Plan Scheduling, Contractor Representation, and Project Management Support.  VNS has grown to 900+ projects of virtually all types and sizes, in every market sector of the construction industry – from small $66K 
renovations to new buildings and major infrastructures costing $1.5B. VN Services’ projects include: One World Trade Center in New York, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates Stadiums, Northwest Airlines Terminal at Detroit Metro Airport and Mazda/Ford Assembly Plant in Michigan, and a large selection of smaller projects all over the United States & Canada.

Voya Financial, Inc.
Brian Simms, Vice President, Institutional Clients
One Orange Way
Windsor, CT 06095
Tel: 720-840-5636
Fax: 515-698-3125

Description: Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company™. Voya is a leading provider of retirement products and services in the U.S. serving more than 46,000 institutional clients and nearly 5 million individual retirement plan investors. Voya also has 2,300 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.

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