A Better Chance in Darien

What Makes ABC Work?


We rely on the efforts of many dedicated people. Here is a list of them:


Darien High School


Host Families 2018-19

(see photos below)


Joanne and Bill Corney

Karen and Brad Elders

Wendy and Rob Hopper

Minina and Bob Johnston

Kristin and Ed Kosnik

Brandi and Anthony Maniscalco

Sherry and Brian Ramsay

Justine and Rob Stewart



Pat Cage and Kimberly Servas


Resident Directors:

Beth and Peter Horan


Board Members

A board of 20+ Darien residents manage the operation of the program (see list on right). This includes student selection, student support, house and ground maintenance, fundraising, transportation, educational and cultural enrichment, alumni relations and host family selection and support.



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1980 - 2018



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Board Members 2018-19


  • Pat Cage, Co-President
  • Kimberly Servas, Co-President
  • Robin Ackerman
  • Carolyn Brook
  • Carol Cheswick
  • Yvette Eenkema van Dijk
  • Sandy Filmer
  • Kristine Gould
  • Evelyn Infurna
  • Karen Jespersen
  • Bob Johnston
  • Jennifer Ladd
  • Larry LeHan
  • Shyamla Menon
  • Jackie Scott
  • Nancy Stein
  • Anne Thomas
  • Susan Wilson
  • Penny Wilson
  • Jane Yezzi

Resident Directors

  • Beth Horan
  • Peter Horan

Friends of the Board

  • Marcia Meinerth
  • Sharad Samy
  • Amy Zabetakis
  • Janet Scanlon
  • Amy Smith
  • Virginia Thomas
  • Francis Janosco

Host Families Pix


Angie and the Elders host family


Hasanna & the Stewart host family


Lexi with the Johnston host family


Karys and the Hopper host family


Osaru with the Ramsay host family


E'Sachi and the Kosnik host family


Chelsi with her baby brother and the Corney host family


Henyesi & the Maniscalco host family and her own family

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