At the heart of a school is the integral strength of its families, including alumni families.
Catlin Gabel thrives thanks to the lifelong support, commitment, and involvement of more than 4,000 alumni families. Alumni participation is a vital part of Catlin Gabel's future, its financial security, and its presence in Portland and around the world. Our expectation in alumni relations is to clearly support the mission of Catlin Gabel as a progressive learning institution. Our goal is to provide the avenue for alumni to engage with each other and with faculty-staff and current families. We do this by sharing news, hosting events, and providing volunteer opportunities. Fostering a healthy alumni association will add tremendous benefit to Catlin Gabel, today and in the future. Please explore our site for ways to get involved and give back.
The alumni relations office would love to hear from you!
Please send us an email with your up-to-date address, phone number, and email, and let us know if you have changed jobs or career fields, got married, moved, or had children. Stay in touch by joining the Alumni Facebook Group, search for Catlin Gabel Alums, joining our LinkedIn group, and signing up for the e-newsletter.
Sprinavasa Brown '02, Alumni Program Director
Alumni Relations Office
8825 SW Barnes Road
Portland OR 97225
Phone: 503-297-1894 x424
Thank you to Ken Tomita ’96 and Nancy Judd ’86! Together they led a lively and interesting conversation with alumni last week during Cocktails & Conversation at Rejuvenation. Ken and Nancy authentically shared what it is like to be both an artisan and entrepreneur and candidly spoke about inspiration, risk taking and the future of their business.
Cocktails & Conversation is a series focused on creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for alumni conversations, and authentic dialogue with fascinating guest speakers. Here is what alumni and faculty are saying about last week’s event:
“Lively and interesting conversation, tremendous venue, wonderful food and beverages: it was a treat to connect with old friends and new – rewarding and fun to see Catlin Gabel alums so deeply passionate about their work and firmly rooted in the community.” -Len Carr ‘75
“I liked the relaxed format, the questions raised, and the engaging surroundings. I will go back there for another look-see.” – Tom Tucker ‘66
“It was interesting to hear from alumni in related fields discussing the similarities and differences in their work, and the importance that a sense of place might have in influencing that work.” –Debbie Kaye ‘73
“I like attending the Cocktails and Conversation events because they are a great way to connect with local alumni and find out about the interesting and innovative things they are doing, both personally and professionally. The events are a great way to stay up to date on both what's going on at Catlin Gabel, among the alumni community and also the greater Portland community at large.” –Emily Bellos ‘02
CGS alumni make a difference in the fight against hunger
Thank you to all of our volunteers!
Together you sorted 1,741 lbs. of onions and 6,055 lbs. of apples. That equates to 6,497 meals! Please consider joining alumni and current families for our next service opportunity. Each volunteer sorted 295 lbs. of food; this shows that each and every volunteer can make a difference.