“To assure every Newark City Schools student the opportunity to pursue and complete education after high school.”


Governing Board

The Governing Board of A Call to College consists of passionate community leaders dedicated to helping assure all Newark City Schools students the opportunity to pursue higher education.
Board 2023
Front Row: Sarah Reese Wallace, Diane S. DeLawder, Faith M. Phillips, Megan Evans, Judith A. Franklin
Back Row: Michael R. Sayre, Cynthia M. Menzer, Chase Ghiloni, Randall C. Anstine, Prescott J. Koebel, David L. Lewis, Tom Ash
Not Pictured: Thomas M. Cummiskey, Margaretta Mathis, Christian H. Robertson, Gary R. Walters

Diane S. DeLawder (Chair), A Call to College, retired 

Sarah Reese Wallace (Past Chair), First Federal Savings & Loan

David L. Lewis (Vice Chair), Newark City Schools  

Thomas M. Cummiskey (Vice Chair), Park National Bank 

Randall C. Anstine (Treasurer), Ernst & Young, LLC, retired

Megan Evans (Secretary), Newark Campus Development Fund, The Thomas J. Evans Foundation and The Gilbert Reese Family Foundation

Tom Ash, State Farm Insurance, retired

Judith A. Franklin, Park National Bank, retired

Chase Ghiloni, First Federal Savings

Prescott J. Koebel, Newark High School 
Margaretta Mathis, Kansas State University

Cynthia M. Menzer, White Oak Partners, LLC

Faith M. Phillips, Ohio State Newark & COTC

Christian H. Robertson, Robertson Construction Services, Inc

Michael R. Sayre, Innovative Leadership Institute

Gary R. Walters, Clerk of Courts, Licking County, retired

William T. McConnell, Park National Corporation, emeritus

Robin E. Somers, Ohio State Newark, emeritus 

William W. Weidaw, Wilson, Shannon & Snow, emeritus 


Honor Roll


Sarah Reese Wallace began serving A Call to College as an advisor and governing board member in 2002. Her early years at A Call to College were highlighted by the development of a vast donor base and then by serving as our Board President from 2006-2017. She was also instrumental in developing the capital campaign that in 2012 surpassed its goal, raising $6 million to endow our early awareness program, PEAK.

Cynthia Menzer's passion for making an impact in the lives of Newark City School students has shown for more than a decade through her dedication as a donor, board member and as a volunteer with almost 3,000 hours of service.
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