On behalf of the Catlin Gabel alumni association and board, we invite alumni families to join us for Alumni and Homecoming Weekend

Alumni come from far and wide to be a part of the celebrations and reunions that take place during this exciting weekend. Let's gather as a community to create new memories and celebrate the milestones of classes ending in 2 and 7. Stay tuned for event-specific details. To stay abreast of all event details, be sure to read the alumni e-newsletter, check the website, and join us on Facebook. Thank you to the alumni weekend planning committee! 

To register for the Pine Cone Guild Luncheon or the Celebration of Leadership & Service please email


Schedule of Events

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pine Cone Guild Luncheon

11:30 a.m. 

RSVP requested


Catlin Gabel Varsity Soccer vs. OES

Boys - 4:15 p.m.  |  Girls - 6:15 p.m.

Davis-Gant Varsity Soccer Field


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Alumni Soccer Game

9:30 a.m. Davis-Gant Varsity Soccer Field

Celebration of Leadership & Service

  • 11:30 a.m to 12:40 p.m - Alumni Picnic in the Fir Grove

  • 1:00 p.m. - Distinguished Alumni Awards in the Miller Library

    • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award - Cynthia Johnson Haruyama ˈ77

    • Distinguished Alumni Service Award - Se-ah-dom Edmo ˈ94  

    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award - David Recordon ˈ04

  • 2:00 p.m. - ALUMNItalks in the Miller Library

    • Lee Weinstein '75 - President, Weinstein PR

    • John Chun '87 - King County Superior Court Judge

    • Jessica Frey '00 - Women's Holistic Health Specialist and founder of Core Centered Care

RSVP requested

About ALUMNItalks: This event is a series Mini TEDtalk-style lectures focusing on many facets of leadership.

Class Reunions

6:00 p.m. locations vary, see below for more details.

Class Reunions

Catlin Gabel will recognize the reunions of class years ending in 2 and 7. Individual class celebrations take place because reunion year alumni volunteer to coordinate class parties, with the support of the alumni relations office you can help your class have a fun and memorable reunion.

All reunions will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Reunion Class Parties

Individual reunion class parties for reunion years ending in 2 and 7. If you are interested in coordinating your reunion class party please email the alumni relations office,

Retired Faculty Reunion - Vollum 3

Class of 1977 - Hosted off-campus (contact for details)

Class of 1982 - Room 10, Dant House

Class of 1992 - Hosted at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Alumni Hospitality Tent located at the Murphy Athletic Complex

Class of 1997 - Details TBD

Class of 2002Click here to register for the Class of 2002 Reunion

Class of 2007 - Hosted off-campus on Friday, Sept. 15 (contact for details)

2017 Reunion Planning Handbook

Help make your reunion a success! Plan early and communicate often. 

Reunions: a two-way street

It’s great for you to keep up with friends and bring your class together to celebrate and remember your time at Catlin Gabel, and great for the school to share the campus, have your help in updating records, and invite class awareness and support of the school. We can hardly wait!

March and April: Build a committee

Pull together a core group of people who will share the responsibilities. Include various social groups and both men and women if you can- but the key thing is having people who want to help make reunion happen.

What will committee members do, anyway?

  • Connect with classmates by email and telephone to update files, find classmates, send invitations, etc.
  • Develop plans for the kind of Saturday party you want
  • Consider making a class gift or memorial tribute
  • Create a follow-up class mailing and/or notes for the Caller

March through September: COMMUNICATE!

Talk up coming to reunion, confirm information, find lost classmates! The alumni relations office will provide you with data for your class, mailing labels if you need them, and post class-specific reunion information on the Catlin Gabel website. Some classes use Google Doc spreadsheet to corral information as it changes, and it is easy to return the final version to the alumni relations office.

Typical communications:

  • Use calls, e-mails, and text to class members to gather news, find lost classmates
  • June or early July—use a mailing or social media to spread word of the party you are planning
  • Late August – send class party invitations by mail or social media.

April-May-June: plan your Saturday event

  • Do you want a dressy or casual event?
  • How many do you think will come? Will you include spouses? Children? Faculty?
  • Will you serve a meal? Hors d’oeuvres only? Buffet? Potluck? Picnic style? Sit-down?
  • What location fits your expectations? Who will arrange it?
  • Do you expect to offer beer, or wine, or mixed drinks? Provided, no-host, or BYO?
  • Will there be decorations, activities, a slide show or movies, etc.? Classmates and school archives may lend things for display—photos, yearbooks, memorabilia such as quilts or time capsules
  • Do you need to plan for childcare or children’s activities, or for handicapped access?
  • What will you charge per person?
  • Who will create the invitation? How will you send it? When?
  • Who will receive RSVP’s and collect money?

August: finalize details

  • Complete the head count for your party
  • Confirm your choice of venue and any associated needs (tables/ chairs; AV equipment, heaters)
  • Complete menu planning with caterer, if used, or participants
  • Follow up with classmates working on displays, presentations, décor, etc.

September: have a great time!


Consider a reunion gift to the school

Some reunion classes choose to make a gift to support a campus project, perhaps in honor of a deceased classmate or admired faculty member. The office can provide a list of needs and opportunities such as underwriting an educational program or financial aid, or even t-shirts for the chess team. Naming opportunities are reserved for major donors, and gifts of art must be planned with the school.

How do we pay for this? 


Communications—The alumni relations office sends general reunion announcements at no cost to alumni, if you choose to send a class party invitation you may request a portion be reimbursed by the alumni relations office if you document your mailing expenditures.


Class party budget—Dinner expenses are the responsibility of the participants. Costs will depend on the style of party you choose, and might range from very moderate (an on-campus potluck) to very pricey (a dinner cruise on the Columbia). The school does not charge to use campus space for class events during reunion weekend, and there are numerous suitable sites (see back cover). Meeting at a classmate’s home is also a great option. A potluck dinner is a low-cost approach, and gives people a sense of ownership about the event; a catered meal is more expensive. In addition, many local restaurants and pubs have private rooms and provide food and bar services for parties. Occasionally a class has held its party at a private club, but this is the exception rather than the rule.


How the alumni relations office will help you


  • We will provide you with class lists and mailing labels and supplies if needed, as well as use of copy machines on campus.
  • We will send reunion information through a save-the-date notice, the school website, and social media. We will send a formal Alumni Weekend invitation in the summer, and reunion e-invitations specific to each class.
  • We will reserve campus space on your behalf, and arrange set-up help from school staff based on a needs list from the committee (tables, chairs, television/VCR/DVD player, slide projector, screens, garbage and recycling containers, tents and/or heaters etc.).


On campus reunion sites to consider


ADA-accessible restrooms are available in all locations


  • Jubitz conference room (capacity to 25): ample serving counter, large table, view of Schauff Circle


  • Vollum 3 (capacity to 40): large classroom, partially covered deck, Paddock view


  • MS Commons (capacity to 80): casual space with courtyard, Paddock view*


  • Beehive courtyard (capacity to 100): completely covered outdoor area *


  • Creative Arts Center (capacity to 100): student art gallery, sliding doors to courtyard *


  • Fir Grove (capacity to 300): rough terrain, Fire pit and gazebos, Barn plaza for heated tent *


*The school has a limited number of party tents and space heaters, so reserve spaces and equipment as soon as possible.


Sites listed are regularly used for school and outside events. Other campus locations may be available for a reunion party; make a request through the alumni relations office.

Alumni Weekend 2017 Schedule Highlights


The Pine Cone Guild’s 50th Reunion Luncheon

11:30 a.m., Creative Arts Center Gallery

Catlin Gabel School is proud to welcome back alumni celebrating the 50-year mark of your graduation. In honor of your 50th anniversary, we invite you to join fellow graduates from the last 50 years for an opportunity to reconnect, and reminisce during our annual luncheon, as we officially welcome you into the newly named Pine Cone Guild.


Catlin Gabel Soccer vs. OES 

Davis-Gant Varsity Soccer Field

Boys - 4:15 p.m.  |  Girls - 6:15 p.m.



Happening throughout the day: student-led campus tours 


Alumni Soccer Game

9:30 a.m., Davis-Gant Varsity Soccer Field


Celebration of Leadership & Service

Alumni Family Picnic

11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., The Barn

Join us for a festive and family friendly reunion celebration!  All CGS alumni, staff, faculty, and guests are invited to this celebration.

Lunch sponsored by CGS


Distinguished Alumni Awards

1:00 p.m., Miller Library

Join us as we recognize the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees, to be announced. 



2:00 p.m., Miller Library

Alumni will present TEDtalk style mini-lectures on various areas of expertise. 


Alumni of Color Mixer

5 p.m., Dant House

RSVP requested


Reunion Class Parties

Individual reunion class parties for reunion years ending in 2 and 7. If you are interested in coordinating your reunion class party please email the alumni relations office,

6 p.m., Catlin Gabel School (unless noted otherwise)


Retired Faculty Reunion - Vollum 3

Class of 1977 - Hosted off-campus (contact for details)

Class of 1982 - Room 10, Dant House

Class of 1992 - Hosted on Friday, Sept. 15 at CGS Hospitality Tent located at the Murphy Athletic Complex

Class of 1997 - Details TBD

Class of 2002Click here to register for the Class of 2002 Reunion

Class of 2007 - Hosted off-campus on Friday, Sept. 15 (contact for details)

Regional Events

Regional associations are composed of alumni, former faculty, and other friends of Catlin Gabel in a given geographical area. Programs include social, cultural, and educational events, community service projects, and networking opportunities. New energy and ideas are always welcome! If you would like to host, plan or be a guest speaker at a regional event please contact

Seattle Chapter

San Francisco Chapter

Los Angeles Chapter

New York Chapter

Portland Chapter

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