Prentice Newport

The Prentice School celebrated 30 years of helping students achieve their potential with an education Reimagined Themed fundraising gala. 

The theme, “Education Reimagined”, served as a reminder to our supporters that we are changing the lives of students here at Prentice and giving them the tools they need to succeed and become strong contributing members to society,” says Alicia Maciel, executive director of The Prentice School. “We take great pride in the community of support we have built around students that includes parents, donors, board members and community partners.”

“Prentice has been at the forefront of educating students with learning differences for over 30 years, “says Corinne Conklin, Director of Events and Donor Relations. “On that night, we heard success stories of our alumni students, and we honored our dedicated teachers who have helped Prentice students achieve success for over 30 years.”

Prentice was honored to have Steven Wagner, Group President of Marketing Services at Experian, as its keynote speaker. Mr. Wagner, who himself struggled in school during his early years due to a learning difference, spoke about why a Prentice education is so important for students who are not able to achieve success in a traditional classroom.  Steven Wagner says, “I never understood when I was younger how different my learning style was from others.  Only that I consistently disappointed my teachers and parents with my efforts.  Prentice has provided a place where my sons can find a better path; one that supports their unique needs and celebrates their unique abilities.  I am proud to be part of the Experian family that supports the mission of Prentice.”

Prentice will hold another gala on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM.


 The Prentice School Event Sponsorships


Independence & Strength



Courage & Wisdom

Harriet and Bill Harris


Focus & Dignity

Brenda and Lynn Davis
Sharon and Don McLaughlin
Prudential Overall Supply
Amir Siddiqi and Ron Azarkman
Tracie and Brian Sullivan


Confidence & Courage

The Ward Brief and Conklin Families
The Gaines and Pinkston Families
Kathryn and James Su
The Szyman Family


Love & Compassion

Adams & Associates, APLC
Grisel and Benjamin Bequer
Defrenza Lee LLP
Diane Donaldson and George White
Alicia and Peter Maciel
Angela Ponce, Integrity Housing


Purity & Simplicity

Kathy and Ken Daigle
Michelle and Tom Dallape
Rick and Anne Keller
KSJG Accounting + Consulting
Sandra K. Miller
Kelly Olson and Dana Taylor
Amber and Karl Ozinga
Ann and Mark Simmons
Kim and Cameron Smith
Janet Steiner
Wells Fargo
Ann and Marc Winthrop

Questions: contact Corinne Conklin at

Tel: 714.538.4511 x 214