Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, the all girls independent day school for PS-12, is pleased to announce that Ari and Janine Soroken of Princeton, NJ have established the Soroken Faculty Excellence Fund at Stuart to support the school's greatest assets: faculty and students. Through the extraordinary gift of $500,000, Stuart will be able to invest additional resources in recruiting, retaining and developing its exceptional faculty.
"As a small school, we pride ourselves on how well our faculty know each and every girl," said Head of School Dr. Patty Fagin. "Ari and Janine's vision of creating a fund specifically dedicated to faculty affirms their deep commitment to the education of all girls at Stuart."
Mr. and Mrs. Soroken, of Princeton, NJ, first joined the Stuart community in the fall of 2017 when they relocated to the area while Ari was serving as CFO of Bai, then based in Hamilton, NJ. When they found Stuart for their daughter Lillian, the Sorokens immediately embraced the school's vision for the future. In recognition of the exceptional education their daughter Lillian has received at Stuart, the Sorokens have pledged their gift in support of the faculty to foster the culture of a rigorous curriculum with personalized instruction. "Stuart has a very strong culture. This culture is one of its greatest attributes and is a direct reflection of the faculty's commitment to girls' education." shared Mr. Soroken. "We are delighted that this gift recognizes and honors this culture, and that it will benefit every girl at Stuart."
Mrs. Soroken added "I see the experience that our daughter is having at Stuart and I wish that for every girl. She is thriving, and it is all because of Stuart."
In addition to this transformational gift, Mr. and Mrs. Soroken will co-chair Stuart's upcoming comprehensive campaign with Kim and Tony Chiurco, also of Princeton, NJ. Mr. Soroken will also assume a role on Stuart's Board of Trustees beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, and Mrs. Soroken will continue her service on Stuart's Development Committee.
Pictured, from left, are Ari Soroken, Head of School Dr. Patty L. Fagin, Lillian Soroken '24, Janine Soroken, and Board of Trustees Chair Cheryl Lagay.