As an alumni community, we made more than 175 gifts to the School; this was the largest number of gifts Friends alumni have made during the We Love Friends Challenge. Special recognition goes to the class of 1976 who had the most donations of any class. This year’s theme was, “Who Made Friends Special For You?” and featured alumni who shared stories about members of the community who made a positive impact on their experience at Friends. Thank you for your support for the Fund for Friends.
February was filled with increased activity at the School and among the alumni community. During Peace Week, there was a community-wide Meeting for Worship, attended by students, faculty, grandparents, parents and alumni. The Center for Peace, Equity & Justice hosted Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Religion and Society Program. The Alumni Council held a Friends Seminary Virtual Trivia Night on Zoom, which was hosted by special guest Ann Sullivan. Alums shared memories and stories from their time at Friends and tried their best to answer questions such as:
What was the name for sports teams in the 1970s?
What group nicknamed themselves the Gourds?
Which mayor delivered the proclamation on the bicentennial anniversary of Friends?
Most of all, the joy and happiness that was evident from all who attended made for a truly special night.
Reunion 2022 is on the horizon. We are hopeful that we will be able to have this auspicious occasion in person. More details to follow, so stay tuned and mark your calendars for May 13-15!
The 2022 Friends Seminary Benefit—Better Together—takes place on Thursday, March 3, 2022. We have a great program lined up, so you won't want to miss it! Tickets are still available for those who wish to attend virtually, and we would love to have you join us! You can purchase tickets by clicking here.
Associate Director of Advancement for Alumni Relations