Alumni News Winter 08-09

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Hello, 2009!
Adam Keefer ’98

For many reasons, this new year couldn’t have come quickly enough for many of us. For the alumni program, 2009 will be a year to take stock of everything we do and determine how best it serves our alumni and our school. Our goals have not changed: to act as a conduit between alumni and the school, provide opportunities for alumni to gather and connect socially and professionally, and encourage a variety of opportunities for alumni support and involvement in the school. To that end, we are looking at every event, every program, and every service we offer to make them as rewarding as possible for Catlin Gabel alumni. Our alumni board is leading the way, hand in hand with alumni office staff.

Lily Thayer Derrick

We had some very successful events this fall and early winter, including the Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation, Homecoming, holiday young alumni happy hour, second annual Catlin Gabel wine tasting, and recent graduates panel discussion. Alumni also took advantage of opportunities to hike with Middle Schoolers, volunteer at Rummage, and speak with students in both the Middle and Upper School about their professional and personal experiences post-Catlin Gabel.

Throughout the year there are many great opportunities for alumni to engage with the school and alumni. Please call or email us to learn about ways you can get involved. Additionally, we want to hear your insights, ideas, and feedback on anything related to the school or the alumni association. We are fortunate to have alumni like you as a continuing part of this community, and are excited to be working both with you and on your behalf.

We hope to see you at Alumni Weekend, May 1 & 2!

Adam Keefer ’98, alumni board president
Lily Thayer Derrick, director of alumni


If your class year ends in a 4 or a 9, you should be getting ready for your reunion! Alumni Weekend 2009 is May 1–3. All alumni and parents of alumni are invited to come back to campus Friday night, May 1, and Saturday, May 2. Most class parties will be held Saturday evening. Plan to stay in town on Sunday for the always fabulous and usually sunny Catlin Gabel Spring Festival. For more information on your specific class’s reunion, see the Class Notes section. Want to get involved? Email your organizer or the alumni office at

ITS NOT EASY BEING GREEN. . . without your email address

In our commitment to stewardship of both the earth’s limited resources and those of Catlin Gabel, the alumni office increasingly relies on electronic communications, especially for event invitations. If you want to be in the loop, be sure to send us your latest email address. Visit www. and look for “Update Alumni Record” in the left-hand column.


Adam Keefer ’98, president
Brian Jones ’88, immediate past president
Dastan Salehi ’09, CGSC vice president
Len Carr ’75
Maril Davis ’90
Brittany Douglas ’02
Spencer Ehrman ’68
Katey Jessen Flack ’97
Markus Hutchins ’02
Debbie Ehrman Kaye ’73
Emilie Lavin ’96
Nadja Scott Lilly ’53
Duncan McDonnell ’99
Walter McMonies, Jr. ’65