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Meet Rick Hardy Concord Academy’s New Head of School

Cliff Goes to War Musings on a CA Roommate in Iraq

Report of Giving 2008–09

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Sarah Thornton ’09 Drawing 1, Spring 2009

CONCORD ACADEM Y M ISS IO N Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.

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Gail Friedman Managing Editor

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Irene Chu ’76 Editorial Board

Tara Bradley Director of Communications

Gail Friedman Associate Director of Communications

Pam Safford

Carol Shoudt Major Gifts Officer

Lucille Stott Campaign Writer, English Teacher

Meg Wilson Director of Advancement

Elizabeth “Billie” Julier Wyeth ’76 Director of Alumnae/i Programs


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Daphne Kim ’10 Photography Interns

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Concord Academy Magazine 166 Main Street Concord, Massachusetts 01742 (978) 402-2200 © 2009 Concord Academy Committed to being a school enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, Concord Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its hiring, admissions, educational and financial policies, or other school-administered programs. The school’s facilities are wheelchair-accessible.



16 Meet Rick Hardy


Students’ welcome notes for the new head of school

Concord Academy’s New Head of School by Gail Friedman

21 The Intangible Lightness of Being Kristin Jones ’75 by Gail Friedman

27 Cliff Goes to War Musings on a CA Roommate in Iraq by Andrew Wolf ’06

D E P A R T M E N T S 2

Message from the Head of School

29 Commencement 2009


Campus News

36 Reunion Weekend 2009


Alumnae/i Profiles Brown Johnson ’70 Andrea Morgan Donaghy ’63 John Laurence ’92 Bess Rattray ’84

Joan Shaw Herman Award: Nancy Read Coville ’49 by Gail Friedman

51 Report of Giving 2008–09

Winter Magazine Going Green The winter issue of Concord Academy magazine will be published online only. Check it out in January at The reasoning behind this decision was both global and local: we will save paper and energy, as well as CA funds. Concord Academy magazine currently is posted online, but with the winter issue we launch a new electronic design, better suited to the Web. You’ll find the articles you’re used to, as well as photo galleries and the opportunity to comment on stories. You will receive an email in January to remind you to look for the issue online. (Please give us your current email address, if you haven’t already!) We will continue to print two magazines yearly, in fall and spring— so you can count on receiving the spring issue of Concord Academy magazine in your mailbox in early June.

Cover photo: Head of School Rick Hardy by Tom Kates

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Alumnae/i Association Update


Arts Q&A: John Blacklow ’83


Athletics 2009 Spring Highlights Profile: Jon Waldron

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In Memoriam

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Associate Head for Communications, Enrollment, and Planning


Tom Kates

fr om the head of s c hool

First Impressions


he first week of classes at CA was a whirlwind, but the motion stopped abruptly at 8:25 a.m. on September 2, when I stood at the lectern in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. The Chapel was brimming with faculty and students; even the balcony’s pews were tightly packed. Yet there was no hustle or din; instead, there was an aura I had never experienced before. I wondered, How could the students who rollicked outside just moments before be part of this silence? As the music I had chosen, Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G for Solo Cello, rose to the wooden rafters, I thought to myself, “This is a great moment.” And it was. The Chapel’s power of silence and the way music penetrates its atmosphere had humbled and captivated me, providing one of many first, and lasting, impressions of CA. I began work here in July, but I knew the school really wouldn’t come to life until the students arrived—and they did not disappoint. In fact, nothing has made as compelling an impression on me as the young people I’ve met. Their intelligence has been readily apparent, but so has their consideration. The day before my chapel talk, several student leaders asked me, “Can we occupy your friend bench tomorrow?” They didn’t want me to deliver a chapel with that spot for supporters empty. They even made signs for me, just as they make for their peers. And two students asked if they could start the traditional “hug line” that precedes each chapel talk. Needless to say, I felt well-supported. I was struck by CA students’ work ethic and intellect as well. When I told the students in my feature-writing class that I planned to treat them as writers, they seemed to revel in that idea. When I asked them to dig into an assignment that I thought would take a half-hour, they spent a good hour plumbing it deeply, writing and rewriting to a standard I did not expect, especially during the first week of classes. I quickly realized I would need to be careful with my class, lest they work too hard, propelled by an inner drive to achieve and perfect. These students, I realized on the very first day, were fine role models.

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The faculty and staff impressed me with similar characteristics—drive, intelligence, and a genuine friendliness. Standing before faculty meeting, I felt privileged to be among these teachers and staff members; they listened intently, spoke their minds respectfully, yet maintained a low-key, easy manner. I especially appreciated their playfulness, and how they punctuated the meeting with witty cracks. This wit that is so valued at CA surfaced at my installation ceremony, too, through the amusing, intelligent, and original remarks delivered by Board of Trustees President John Moriarty P’02, ’05, ’07, Student Head of School Daysha Edewi ’10, and Assistant Dean of Community and Equity Jen Cardillo. (My brother-in-law Marty Gagne professed to feeling a bit daunted, knowing he would have to follow such an impressive lineup, but he rose to the occasion and matched their standard.) I knew that Concord Academy had produced numerous noteworthy writers over the years, but those speeches underlined just how much CA values words. Written or spoken, words are prized here. As a longtime English teacher, that makes me feel very much at home. My wife Del and I consider ourselves very lucky to have landed at CA. Beyond the campus, we’ve enjoyed the town of Concord, from its farm-fresh vegetables to its scenic countryside. We canoed weekly throughout the summer, and within ten minutes of paddling from CA experienced exceptional calm, interrupted only by occasional birds or wildlife. That kind of quiet is rare—and most welcome. The only quiet I’ve found more peaceful, and more powerful, is in the Chapel. Standing in its stillness before my first chapel talk, I felt overwhelmed with my good fortune, grateful for the opportunity to help nurture a school so rare and special. Thanks to all of you, for your gracious welcome— and for taking such good care of Concord Academy over the years.

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even Concord Academy students have received a grant from public television station WGBH to produce a documentary called Cold Water, focusing on the environmental factors affecting New England’s fishing industry. The group, advised by computer studies teacher and documentarian Ben Stumpf ’88, was among nine finalists in a competition that challenged students to demonstrate the impact of climate change on their communities. Filmmakers Harvey Burrell ’09, Tripp Clemens ’09, Andrew Dempsey ’11, Nate Lamkin ’12, Stephanie Malek ’09, J.J. Radochia ’11, and Alistair Wilson ’11 submitted a short trailer (see it at, and, based on that, received a $2,000 grant to turn their pitch into a three- to five-minute documentary. The group has donated leftover grant money to support CA Docs, a new documentary club. Students submitted a rough cut of their film in June (see it at The final version may be televised.

CLOrk, CA’s laptop orchestra; right, laptop musicians setting up speakers before their performance at TechExpo

Technical Symphony the orchestra prepared for TechExpo. One was modeled on nature sounds, with one person simulating a cattle stampede and others mimicking the sounds of a rooster, a wolf, and the wind (whooshed by a finger dragged across a touchpad). The fourth work — a symphony of keyboard clicks called “CliX,” by Ge Wang — was written for PLOrk, the laptop orchestra at Princeton. (Hear CA’s version at CA’s laptop orchestra, known as CLOrk, featured Michael Ciociola ’12, Russell Cohen ’09, Andrew Dempsey ’11, Alex Fichera ’11, Mason Glidden ’10, and Billy Wood ’11, and was conducted by Monks. It was just one highlight of CA’s sixth annual TechExpo, which showcased student work from computer studies and mathematics courses, clubs, and independent studies. On display were a synthesizer that could turn computer files into sound, a 3D model of flags of the world, a toolbox

WGBH grant recipients

for number theorists written in the Ruby programming language, an application to synchronize notes between an iPhone and a computer, and a Web site design with an Ultimate Frisbee theme. Students shared work from the introductory Creative Computing class, computer-simulated geometry projects, and highspeed movies filmed by DEMONS, CA’s invention club. “It’s great to see creative uses of technology coming from different areas of the school,” said Stumpf.


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ix students at CA’s TechExpo shared a new take on instrumental music last spring, when they played four pieces composed especially for their laptops. Andrew Monks ’11 got the idea when he was aimlessly meandering the Internet over winter vacation. He noticed news about laptop orchestras at Princeton and Stanford and, enthused, sent an email to Computer Studies Department Head Ben Stumpf ’88. Stumpf suggested an independent study, and Monks found himself on a musical mission: to discover what kind of music would be true to a computer. “In the past, computer music had been about press, play, and bob your head, or about making computers sound like other instruments,” he said. “My thought was, how would a computer work as an instrument in its own right?” Monks, with help from his fellow laptoppers, used a program called Chuck, which lets users control sound, to compose three of the four pieces

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Photos by Sarah Hugenberger ’94

Cold Water

Photos by Sarah Hugenberger ’94

CAMPUS NEWS Hall Fellow Dr. Spencer Wells at his April assembly

Intrepid Explorer Hall Fellow: Dr. Spencer Wells


variation, the project is unraveling a story of interconnectivity among all humans. It is also attempting to slow or halt what Dr. Wells’ called our current “period of cultural mass extinction” by funding various programs in indigenous regions around the world through the Genographic Legacy Fund. Dr. Wells’ lecture — which he presented for CA parents, alumnae/i, and the public the night before the Hall Fellow assembly — demonstrated the migration patterns which took humans from Africa to every corner of the earth. Describing the vast, inhospitable Sahara Desert, he posed the question of how people in southern Africa could cross that sandy expanse and reach the Middle East and beyond. The answer: the earth underwent substantial climactic change, as it does every 20,000 to 22,000 years because of the nature of the earth’s rotation. Extremes of the rotation brought extreme

Photos by Tara Bradley

ational Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells, the 2008– 09 Hall Fellow, took Concord

Academy on a journey through some of the most remote regions of the world, explaining the Genographic Project that he directs and the secrets of human migration patterns that the project has discovered.

“People are so different,” said Dr. Wells, a population geneticist. “But how different are we really?” Despite obvious physical variations, humans, when compared genetically, are virtually identical to one another, he said. In fact, all humans alive today share a common ancestor who lived as recently as 2,000 generations ago. “We’re all 99.9 percent identical, and we’re all effectively members of an extended African family,” Dr. Wells said. Family trees trace lineage through genealogy, but typically go back a few generations at most. Genetic analysis can trace a family back thousands of years. National Geographic and IBM’s Genographic Project have collected DNA from hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including average Americans and indigenous residents of villages that are far removed from modern society. By studying patterns of genetic

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hey danced and canoed. They mixed photographs with science. They explored the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury and shattered its stereotypes. And they took on the post-Katrina redevelopment quagmire. Six students presented their senior projects, designed to be interdisciplinary, in May. 4

The 2009 projects were: • The History of Morris Dancing by Libby Chamberlin ’09 • An Analysis of Redevelopment in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Amara Frumkin ’09 • The Meaning and Power of Political and Social Theatre by Daniel Lander ’09 • Exploring the History and Chemistry of Cyanotypes by Cathy Nam ’09 • History and Culture of Roxbury through Media and Personal Photos by Emma Quinn ’09 • Canoeing and Camping in Maine and at Concord Academy by Ella Walker ’09

Dr. Wells speaking to a class after his assembly

A case in point, he said, was Hurricane Katrina, which displaced about a million people, many of whom will not return. The presentation explained the convergence of science and history in the Genographic Project, and the ambitious, broad spectrum of people it has reached. Last year alone, Dr. Wells traveled to twentyeight countries. After his presentation, the

Strange Coincidence

One of the hundreds of thousands of people who donated DNA to the Genographic Project is Elizabeth “Ding” Hall Richardson ’55, daughter of former Headmistress Elizabeth B. Hall, for whom the Hall Fellowship is named. Though Richardson did not know the Hall Fellow choice ahead of time, she welcomed the coincidence.

One Person’s Trash . . .


ast winter, Concord Academy donated a used van to The Food Project, which runs a farm in nearby Lincoln, Massachusetts. The Food Project nourishes low-income and homebound families and promotes local and sustainable agriculture. Said Director of Operations Don Kingman: “We thought it would be a good idea to help a group that helps others.”

Up, Up, and Away

En Français ine French students visited CA in March, part of the annual exchange with Le Collège Cévenol in Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon, France. Students stayed with host families, immersing in the new culture. They attended classes — from The Bible to Advanced Chemistry — and worked on improving their English. They also visited Boston, Harvard Square, and historic Concord, and spent time with CA students who were eager to learn about their visitors. Izzy Walsh ’10, who traveled to France on the exchange over spring vacation, was pleased that the friends she made in France enjoyed their stay at CA.


“I was nervous at first because their school is so different from ours,” she said, “but they made friends here. I’m really glad it went well.” “I loved having them around,” said host Caroline Howe ’10, echoing the sentiments of many CA students. What did the French students like best? Opinions varied, from morning chapel talks to music history class to the ice cream in the dining hall. But their trip back home didn’t make the list. — Daphne Kim ’10

hey were not your runof-the-mill pilots. In April, the inventing and inventive club known as DEMONS and its advisor, science teacher John Pickle, welcomed Richard Ivers, Ray Harlan, and Michael John to CA’s gym, where the three men wowed onlookers by keeping aloft rubber band-powered planes that weigh less than a penny. The planes — made of reinforced balsa wood, thin Mylar, tiny pieces of metal, and high-grade rubber bands — flew for a few minutes, though Harlan has held records for keeping similar planes airborne for more than an hour.

John Pickle


Rubber-band pilot Ray Harlan with students


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weather and pushed African monsoons northward. “The Sahara used to be grassland,” he said, explaining that it was not only passable but habitable. Dr. Wells predicts that natural climactic changes, which he said humans are exacerbating, will be the main determinant of migration patterns in coming years, just as they were thousands of years ago.

scientist visited with biology and advanced biology classes. When a student asked what was most important about his work, Dr. Wells replied, “the social message that we’re all extended cousins.” Race, he warned, has sociological and environmental components. “The DNA shows that we’re all the same, but if you’ve grown up African American, you know what it’s like to be discriminated against,” he said. “Changing social norms is much more difficult.” Dr. Wells’ visit was made possible through Concord Academy’s Hall Fellowship, which honors former Headmistress Elizabeth B. Hall (1949–63) by inviting distinguished lecturers to campus every year.

hen CA brought professor, poet, and activist Kip Fulbeck to campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year, the campus multicultural group known as MOSAIC was paying close attention. Fulbeck introduced the school to his Hapa Project: portraits of people and their answers to the question, “What are you?” It inspired MOSAIC members to create the Capa Project — Hapa with a CA. Dozens of students participated, and for weeks afterward their photos and comments lined the vestibule outside the dining hall. Beneath faces a few words were scrawled.

“What are you?” I am . . . “light-skinned from Spanish Harlem” “a paradox: Catholicism and liberalism don’t mix well.” “a writer, lover, fighter” “a square peg when everything’s a round hole” “different things to different people” “proud to be an American . . . and whatever else may run through these veins” “undefinable” Answers were deep, silly, whimsical, and revealing. The Capa Project may not have defined the undefinable, but it provided a glimpse into the diversity of identities and feelings at CA.


oncord Academy held its fifth Model United Nations conference (CAMUN) in April, led by Secretary General Jenna Troop ’09. About seventy delegates from nine schools attended, grappling with topics including turmoil in the Northwest province of Pakistan, North Korea’s nuclear threat, indigenous peoples’ land rights, and human organ trafficking. Opening ceremonies included a keynote address by Jean-Claude Berthelot, a former UN employee for the peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

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Photos by Ben Stumpf ’88


A Global Model

Photos by Tripp Clemens ’09


The Capa Project

atie Koppel ’10 placed second last spring in the Massachusetts Forensic League’s state tournament, in the impromptu speaking category. Competitors were given a prompt and had six minutes to prepare and deliver a speech on the topic. In early rounds of the tournament, Katie’s prompts included a Shakespearean

D Who Knew?


oncord Academy recently learned that it’s connected to one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. Katherine K. Davis, who wrote “Little Drummer Boy,” also known as “Carol of the Drum,” taught music at CA from 1922 to 1923. The fact popped up on a Google alert — something that wasn’t on Davis’ mind when she was pa rum pum pum pumming.

History Honors

Gail Friedman


he strength of a ninthgrade history paper took Erinn Geyer ’12 to National History Day in Washington, DC, in June. She qualified by having the winning entry in the Massachusetts History Day state competition. Erinn’s paper, “Dr. Horace Allen, American Protestant Medical Missionary: Leader of Change in Late NineteenthCentury Korea,” competed in the senior division, 9th–12th grades. Student topics were required to relate to this year’s National History Day theme, “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.” Erinn studied Dr. Allen’s legacy in her CA history course, Eye of the Tiger: The History of Korea, taught by Peter Sun.

Realities of the Barrio avidson Lecturer Donna Tabor, of the nonprofit Building New Hope, took Concord Academy on a virtual tour of Nicaragua’s barrios during an April assembly, sharing her efforts to bring education and a better life to the poorest children in that Central American country. Tabor, above, showed slides of Nicaragua’s inequities — an opulent home and another made of tin and scraps. She described contaminated water, glue-sniffing teens who line up daily for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ganginfested neighborhoods, and smart kids who must work instead of attending school. In most schools, Tabor said, teachers have no degrees, no books, and no bathroom for the fifty-plus students in each class. More than 200,000 children throughout the country have no access to education at all — some are shut out by distance, others simply because they lack the shoes required for admittance. Tabor also shared the hope in the barrio: La Quinta Los Chavalos, a Building New Hope school educating ninetyeight children, and Escuelita Yo Puedo, serving forty. She showed pictures of dogs saved through the Casa Lupita animal clinic, and of others spayed and neutered there. Building New Hope’s library, Biblioteca Puedo

Leer, was a revolution, she said, in an area where reading is not taken for granted. Tabor’s visit to CA was made possible through the Davidson Lectureship, which brings distinguished speakers to campus. It was established in 1966 by Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Davidson in honor of their two daughters, Anne E. Davidson Kidder ’62 and Jane S. Davidson ’64. Concord Academy Mathematics Department Head George Larivee met Tabor when he was first looking for volunteer opportunities in Nicaragua. Larivee introduced Tabor at the assembly, saying he hopes to inspire others to service as Tabor has inspired him. For several summers, Larivee has been on a singlehanded mission to open libraries in rural Nicaragua. For the first time, this past summer, he took along five Concord Academy students — Nora Berson ’09, J.J. Radochia ’11, Katie Koppel ’10, Dan Weiner ’11, and Jen Lamy ’09 — as well as a faculty chaperone, French teacher Tonhu Hoang. Larivee’s group saw firsthand the kinds of barrios Tabor described. The CA group opened two rural libraries, bringing books to children and adults in communities where the joy of reading often remains out of reach. 7

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Sarah Hugenberger ’94

Sarah Hugenberger ’94

Easy for You to Say

sonnet, Einstein quotes, and an anonymous quote. Her final and winning topic: the Lewis and Clark expedition. Katie explained that the key was not how much she knew about the explorers, but how she found a moral or theme and drew pertinent parallels. Katie said she spoke a bit about Lewis and Clark, then related them to John Adams, George Washington, and even Erin Brockovich — all people who “went outside their comfort zones to make a difference.” Katie qualified for the state tournament by reaching the finals in earlier regional tournaments.

Katie Surrey-Bergman ‘10


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Concord Academy has sponsored several service trips to Mississippi and New Orleans, and this past June added a trip to Washington, DC. Forty-three students and seven teachers went, including Olivia Pimm ’10 and Claire Wright ’11, who share thoughts on the week. 8

by Claire Wright ’11


e have all been there. You’re walking down the street in, let’s say, Boston. Juggling a coffee in one hand while holding several shopping bags in the other. You are thinking about the errands you need to complete while trying to figure out who you forgot to call. Then suddenly, someone approaches asking for money. In less than ten seconds, you have to decide whether or not to give money, and if yes, how much? What makes you feel the need to give—guilt, necessity, compassion? Most of us deal with these questions almost every day, but in Washington we were on the other side. To be the person everyone tries not to look at, tries to avoid. We were the

people asking for money—and it was hard. Street Sense is a newspaper where the homeless can “give and earn their two cents.” As part of our volunteer work, we had the chance to sell the papers and, under the supervision of a mentor (a homeless vendor), we headed to a Chinatown corner to start selling. With ten papers in hand, a neon yellow vest, and several statistics, we began our work. I had never been so scared—we had to walk up to people and ask for their money. While mentally freaking out, I approached several men dressed in nice business suits and carrying briefcases. As I anxiously recited the statistics, silently pleading for them to buy the paper,

Where the Heart Is by Olivia Pimm ’10


e awoke Monday morning ready to receive our work assignments. The three leaders of the Youth Services Opportunities Project (YSOP) asked us to complete the following statement: “The last time I saw a homeless person, I felt . . .” Among our responses were “helpless,” “guilty,” and “uncomfortable.” Following the exercise, our group leader explained that guilt is ultimately useless in the fight to end homelessness. Later that day, a speaker from the National Coalition for the Homeless spoke of stereotypes: Contrary to our naïve assumptions, not all homeless persons are lazy, jobless, or addicts. In fact, the speaker himself was homeless at the time, due to an accident. It would have never crossed our minds that this man was homeless,

based on his well-groomed appearance and his ability to relate to the audience. To conclude his moving speech, he asked us to acknowledge the next homeless person we encounter and offer them a simple and sincere “hello.” He claimed that any attention he received from people passing by helped him endure the next hour or so on the streets. Taking the speaker’s words to heart, students kindly greeted each homeless person on the streets of Georgetown on their way to dinner later that night. Indeed, that Monday had prepared us for an exciting and humbling week of service in the capital. Students and staff worked for a number of different organizations, including Martha’s Table, which provides food, clothing, and daycare; a local charter school; Street Sense, a newspaper written

they held their hands up and walked the other way. OK, I can deal with this, I thought, and I stepped into the center of the block and began again. For two hours I approached people, using the opening line, “Did you know that there are 3.5 million homeless in America and over 30,000 in DC? Do you have time to show you care?” Some people immediately pulled out their wallets and gave, smiling and saying how much they appreciated our work. One man walked right through, pushing me out of the way with his hand. Some laughed, and some didn’t even meet my eye. Others stopped to talk. There were moments when I was shocked at how horrible people could be, and how bad people were at lying. It wasn’t that people didn’t feel compelled to give that bothered me, but rather that people could look me in the eye while holding wads of cash and tell me they didn’t have money on

them. Another eye-opener was the Starbucks cups. Now, I have to admit that I like my nonfat half-shot caramel macchiato, and I usually don’t think twice about handing over $3.95 to pay for it. But standing on the street corner, I realized that giving up that drink one day a week could give someone a meal, a shower, another step toward a second chance. I’m not saying that people should give money every time they are asked. That can be careless. And sometimes it isn’t even the money that matters. After being laughed at, ignored, and glared at, even a smile felt like a step forward. Money was great; I felt an overwhelming excitement when people pulled out their wallets. But next time I walk down the street and someone asks me to give money, I know that I will smile, say “hi,” and maybe think twice about my nonfat half-shot caramel macchiato.

and published by the city’s homeless and formerly homeless; and the Capital Area Food Bank. Work consisted primarily of babysitting for low-income families, sorting and packaging clothing and food, painting, or yard work. CA students and staff agreed that a service dinner was the highlight of the trip. On Wednesday night, following our day’s work, students carefully prepared a meal for nearly fifty homeless or hungry members of the DC community. Later, we sat and ate alongside our guests, exchanging jokes and stories. To our surprise, conversation flowed naturally, despite our separate lifestyles. The guests openly offered students advice—to listen to our parents, stay in school, and set goals for ourselves. Students listened attentively, admiring the guests’ wisdom. At the event, I met a young boy named Gabriel, the son of a guest. Like any toddler, Gabriel enjoyed chatting and coloring. I realized that, despite his family’s difficult situation, Gabriel

maintains his childhood innocence. And I suppose that is how it should be. As the dinner came to a close, each of the guests expressed appreciation for the volunteers’ time and attention. We too were thankful for the opportunity to share a meal with these unique individuals and their families. To conclude the week, the group revisited the prompt from the first day: “The last time I saw a homeless person I felt . . .” Our responses revealed our changed attitudes. Together, we shed our initial discomfort and apprehension. In reality, CA students and the homeless community share similar interests, political beliefs, and sometimes even childhood upbringings. My peers and I returned to our homes with an entirely new outlook: like CA community members and their families, homeless people worldwide are human beings who ultimately require care, compassion, and, at times, a helping hand.


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Starbucks or Street Sense


Brown Johnson Class of 1970

Clued into Kids “We were ready for parents to call us saying, ‘We’re in America; why do you have characters speaking Spanish?’ ”



• Brown Johnson Class of 1970

• Andrea Morgan Donaghy Class of 1963

• John Laurence Class of 1992

• Bess Rattray Class of 1984

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Courtesy of Nickelodeon



f you spend time around young children, you can probably sing along with the catchy theme songs from Dora the Explorer and Blue’s Clues, TV shows known for their vivid hues and dynamic characters. But you may also have realized, as most parents have, that these colorful animated programs do more than entertain: they stimulate kids’ thought processes by urging them to answer questions and giving them the time to think. You can give credit for that to Brown Johnson ’70. The president of animation for Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group and a force behind much of Nickelodeon’s preschool-oriented programming, Johnson is known in the industry for implementing “the pause.” That planned moment of silence, after a character asks a thought-provoking question, allows young viewers to pause and formulate their own answers. Though PBS’s Sesame Street is usually acknowledged for bringing education to children’s television, Johnson envisioned a way to take learning further: by simply inviting children to listen, think, and supply answers. The kids seem to appreciate the interactivity. Johnson conceived and developed many of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows for preschoolers, starting with Dora the Explorer and Blue’s Clues, then branching out to newer hits such as Go, Diego, Go!, The Wonder Pets!, The Backyardigans, and Yo Gabba Gabba! “It’s really all about

Spa Digital

‘hola!’ and generally seeing the idea of being from another culture as interesting and cool and special.” Johnson said her role as parent to her daughter Louisa had “almost everything to do with” her creative vision. “I was always interested in media,” she said. “But when Louisa was very young and I saw the way her brain was developing and how the synapses were being created, questions about brain development and how kids make connections really inspired me.” In the twenty-one years since Johnson began at Nickelodeon, her daughter has grown up, and so has children’s media. “One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is just how much great educational TV is now available for kids,” she said. “And the use of computers is a big change as well. Parents now speak of computers as an educational tool for their children.” What has not changed much is what’s required to create quality children’s television. “Certainly, classic delivery systems of TV have been transformed radically in the past few years, but the basics of the creative process haven’t changed,” Johnson said. “There continues to be a lot of demand for great stories, wonderful characters, and learning opportunities for kids.”

using television in a brand new way to educate and include kids in the learning process,” Johnson said. Dora the Explorer is a world away from the Disney princess. Sturdily built and attired in shorts and a T-shirt, Dora is a bilingual Latina heroine who romps through the world with a host of animal friends, her vocabulary sprinkled with Spanish phrases that viewers are encouraged to repeat. Johnson got the idea for Dora in the late nineties, during a Children Now diversity conference that focused on the underrepresentation of minority characters across all forms of media. Several speakers there pointed out that there were no nonwhite children in lead roles on any series for preschoolers. Johnson began to imagine a child who would not only have darker skin than most TV characters, but who would also make bilingualism and multiculturalism seem like something to celebrate. When soccer-playing Dora first appeared, calling her parents “Mami” and “Papi” and shouting “Vamanos!” to her friends, Johnson braced for the backlash. “We were ready for parents to call us saying, ‘We’re in America; why do you have characters speaking Spanish?’” she said. “Instead, we immediately heard from parents who thought it was great that their kids were using expressions like 11

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Brown Johnson ’70, above; Blue the dog from Blue’s Clues, below; Dora the Explorer, left

Andrea Morgan Donaghy Class of 1963

Horse Power

Andrea and Bunny

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n her earlier career as a therapeutic riding instructor, Andrea Morgan Donaghy ’63 witnessed the transformations that often resulted when people with injuries or disabilities interacted with horses. Now she’s in a different business—one that helps the horses undergo the changes. Ten years ago, Donaghy and her husband Karl began producing a nutritional mix to help


horses with joint pain, gastrointestinal problems, and other ailments. She had been caring for horses all her life: growing up in Concord, then in Connecticut and Virginia, where she raised her two daughters. Horses introduced Donaghy to her husband, and together they founded their company, Virginia Equine Research, which formulates and manufactures nutritional supplements and feeds for horses.

The business actually began when Karl got to know a North Carolina animal nutrition researcher, best known for developing food supplements to improve hog growth and health. A former racehorse trainer and owner, Karl asked him why there were no similar products for horses. The answer was simple: horses, unlike hogs, are not a cash crop. Because they are not sold as meat, there’s no monetary value applied to their muscle quality or growth rate. Karl didn’t see it that way, and he convinced the researcher to apply his expertise to horses. With other nutritional experts, they developed the early iteration of the Donaghys’ flagship product, HorseSense. When Karl persuaded his wife to give it a try, the results were so impressive that she converted her twelve horses to the new feed. When the researcher retired, Archer Daniels Midland bought his livestock divisions but not the horse formulas. In 1999, the Donaghys stepped in. “We bought the rest of his pre-mix, his eight-hundred-pound barrel of molasses, and some milled grains, and we started mixing our own in a wheelbarrow for my horses and the horses of a couple of friends who, like me, could never go back to using ‘mystery’ food from the commercial companies,” Donaghy said. Within six months, the couple had reformulated the product and began developing a market. “Most of the problems horses have, whether developmental or age-related, stem from their feedbag,” Donaghy explained. “Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids allow the body to repair itself. Typically, if you have a horse with multiple health problems, you’re administering one supplement for its joints and another for its hooves and another for allergies, and you end up with an unbalanced witches’ brew. It is so much safer to have everything coordinated in one product that will prevent or resolve most problems.” The results are in stables and at farms throughout the country, and at the Virginia Equine Research Farm (, where Donaghy raises thoroughbreds. “Our products inevitably save the animal owner money too,” she said. “Improvements to the animal’s health mean fewer vet bills. But also, the quality of our products is so high that you feed only half as much as with commercial feeds.” The proof is also in a client’s corgi known as BB. Seven years ago, the Donaghys added a dog supplement to their product line. They like to talk about BB—the pooch overcame arthritis and went on to win both the American Herding Breeds Association Championship and the American Kennel Club Championship in one year.

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John Laurence Class of 1992

The Art of the Video Game


“I’d like to see gaming become . . . a form of artistic expression.”

Laurence believes interest in video gaming will continue to grow in the U.S. “In the past, it had been something of a niche activity, kind of a geeky thing,” he said. “I’d like to see gaming become a bigger part of popular culture, something people look at as a form of artistic expression.” Just as the film world has mainstream releases as well as arthouse films to appeal to a more eclectic crowd, Laurence would like to see video gamers experiment with various genres. In the meantime, he expects that electronics companies, such as the one that spawned Sony Online, will improve technology to expand visual possibilities for video games. “Right now we are limited [in game design] by a flat screen,” he said. “In the future, I’m hoping for holographic displays that allow you to play in 3D. “Dreaming up things like that is the best part of my job: I get to be creative, cook up new ideas, and see them eventually come to light.” 13

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n his early teens, John Laurence ’92 began developing two compelling and seemingly disparate passions: Chinese culture and, thanks to CA teacher Bill Adams, computer science. He didn’t imagine he’d ultimately fuse the two into a single career. But today, Laurence is the director of video game development at Sony Online’s Taiwan studio, based in Taipei. He has worked on computer and video games — like the hit game Everquest — and concocts concepts to capture current and future generations of online gamers. “We make role-playing games that people from all over the world can play online together,” Laurence explained. “Players take on roles like warrior, musician, or wizard as they enter a virtual fantasy world to fight monsters.” The games are popular in the U.S., but even more so in Asia, which Laurence attributes in part to the culture. “In many parts of Asia, houses are very small. Whereas teens in the U.S. might invite kids over, in China it’s unusual for young people to bring friends home,” he said. “Instead, they meet online or at Internet cafes and play computer games.” Laurence currently is designing a game based on the movie Kung Fu Hustle, produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment four years ago, when it was still affiliated with Sony Online. “For this game, we used a technique called ‘motion capture’ to replicate a lot of the moves,” he said. “We put sensors on the bodies of the actors to capture their moves in 3D. I got to work with actors, choreographers, and stuntmen from movies including Kill Bill, The Matrix, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” The game Kung Fu Hustle has just been released in Asia and is expected to be available in the U.S. later this year. Although he directs a staff of more than forty, Laurence describes himself as hands-on. “When it comes to the initial narrative [of our games], we work with scriptwriters from the Hong Kong film industry,” he said. “But as far as working out the plot of the game — developing scenarios, the background of characters, how they interact with one another — I love being involved in that.” Though Laurence grew up in Chicago, he said Taipei now feels like home. He finds life on the island of Taiwan “a melting pot of influences” from China, nearby Japan, and the West. “Every day I learn something new,” he said. “Working in a different culture with a different language gives me a chance to constantly see things from a new perspective. As a foreigner, I’m able to take a lot of those references and put them into our games.”

Bess Rattray Class of 1984

From Fendi to the Firehouse


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“I suspect not every guy on the force wanted a lady from New York joining the team.”


ess Rattray ’84 grew accustomed to scrutiny of her wardrobe during her years as a senior editor for Vogue. Back then, she never would have imagined the outfit she now regularly dons, which includes rubber boots, canvas coveralls, and a hard plastic hat. Earlier this year, Rattray became the second woman ever elected as volunteer firefighter in the small town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, where she and her partner Paul spend half their time. Rattray’s career path has been as colorful as anything on a Paris runway. After a couple years post-college in Budapest, she was copyediting at the magazine Mirabella in New York when she received a call from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s office, asking her to interview for an editorial job—a position Rattray acknowledges “most people in the field would give their right arm to have.” For the same-day interview, she borrowed a Rolex watch and a Fendi bag from a coworker and “walked sideways into Anna Wintour’s office,” hoping to avoid head-on scrutiny from the world-famous arbiter of fashion. Given the job, Rattray ascended rapidly to become senior features editor. “I was never that interested in fashion,” she said. “My challenge was to explain fashion trends in language that people could understand and picture.” Rattray was senior editor for nearly ten years, until a promising relationship with a boat designer from Canada wooed her away from the frenetic pace of Manhattan. Vogue let her continue work on a contract basis, writing and editing for the print magazine as well as the Web site, Now Rattray divides her time between two homes: one in Nova Scotia, where her fiancé Paul’s boatbuilding business is based, and one in East Hampton, New York, where she grew up. She notes the irony of telecommuting for Vogue: “sitting in my house in Shelburne, Nova Scotia,

population 800, editing runway reviews from the shows in Paris and Milan.” Ever since publication of The Devil Wears Prada, a thinly veiled fictional account of the pressure-cooker atmosphere at Vogue, Rattray has fielded questions about the glamorous job, but she said she has neither read the book nor seen the movie. “The fact is that any one of us who worked there could have written a schlocky attack story, but we chose not to,” she said. “I don’t have any interest in criticizing or mocking my past or present bosses.” Nowadays, that could mean keeping mum about the fire chief. At a get-together in Nova Scotia, Rattray mentioned offhandedly that she had always admired volunteer firefighters, who serve in both Shelburne and East Hampton. A neighbor, a firefighter himself, said he would put her name up for nomination. To Rattray’s surprise, she was voted in. “I assume it was not unanimous,” she commented wryly. “I suspect not every guy on the force wanted a lady from New York joining the team.” Rattray is going through initial training, has learned to operate fire hydrants, and has endured the ritual assigned to each new firefighter: sitting in the dunk tank at the annual Firemen’s Bazaar. It’s a busy, varied life. Along with Vogue and the fire department, Rattray is trying to publish two novels, and she occasionally works for the East Hampton weekly paper. A year ago, Rattray traveled to Ethiopia to adopt a one-year-old girl named Nettie, an experience she recently wrote about for Vogue. “The experience of being in Ethiopia was much harder than I expected,” she said. “It changed my understanding of how much suffering can come out of poverty. What I witnessed there in terms of physical labor, sickness, and starvation completely revealed to me how hideous that suffering is.” She hopes to return to Ethiopia next year to adopt a second child. “I’m having the best time now,” Rattray said. “Nettie is a jolly, happy child and has been ever since we took her home. She’s a delightful companion.”

Bess with Nettie

Photos by Scarlett Kim ’11

A BRIGHT FUTURE Concord Academy was thrilled to welcome 112 new students to campus this fall. After reading more than 775 applications, the Admissions Committee selected a dynamic group of students, including ninety-three freshmen, seventeen new sophomores, one new junior, and one new senior, a Thai Scholar. The new students are: • • • •

56 boys 56 girls 49 boarders 63 day students

They come from: •

12 states

(California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine,

New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont) •

7 countries and territories

(Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia,

More new student facts:

32 percent receive financial aid • 24 percent have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who attended CA • 26 percent are U.S. students of color • 10 percent are international students •

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South Korea, Thailand, and the United States)

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Meet Rick Hardy Concord Academy’s New Head of School

by Gail Friedman

in his new Aloian House office, boxes half unpacked, family photos and artwork still on the floor. The space may have looked disheveled, but it was not disorganized. Concord Academy’s new head of school was packed and ready to go days before the moving van arrived, according to Hardy’s brother-inlaw and childhood friend, Marty Gagne. Gagne mentions a sense of order high among Hardy’s character traits: “He is kind, generous, and extremely well organized.” Hardy, who started as CA’s head of school July 1, is a planner. “When he has something to take care of, he gets it taken care of ahead of time,” said Gagne. The new head made his well-planned move to Concord with his wife Adele—known to friends as Del—who works as a senior clinician in the Speech and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Their son Owen is a senior at Milton Academy, where Hardy was interim head of school until recently, and their daughter Aidan is a senior at Macalester College. Rick will want you to call him Rick. Even his formal stationery doesn’t say Richard. “The real me is pretty down to earth,” he said. For a self-described “working class kid,” that comes as no surprise. Hardy was weeding cornfields in rural Pelham, New Hampshire when he was nine. He graduated to handling hay and, by the time he was sixteen, was an experienced laborer and handyman. “When we were growing up, working was just what we all did,” he said, referring to his two sisters and three brothers. He is number three in the lineup. Part of the reason they all worked was to help their mother, who raised the family on her earnings as a police department dispatcher after Hardy’s father died. Hardy was nine then. He brought home earnings from the farm, as well as skills useful around the modest house. But he also brought home a newfound 17

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T WAS LATE JUNE and Rick Hardy was standing

self-assurance. “The work created in me a real sense of independence,” he said. “When you learn how to do things, you become more confident and you think, ‘Yes, I can do this.’” Hardy biked all the roads, hiked all the woods, and fished all the streams in Pelham. “I knew every inch of it,” he said. “By the time I was fourteen I had traveled every square mile in my town. Then I was itching for something new.” His one escape had been books; he used them to venture beyond his rural world. Even going to a regional high school in the next town over—where “the world got a little bigger”—was a welcome opportunity to branch beyond Pelham. And teachers there noticed his potential. Today he refers to Mrs. Pryor and Mr. Dionne as if they were old friends, crediting their early support for his success. Dionne, a math teacher, pushed him to strive beyond immediate goals. “He was gentle and smart and never let you be satisfied with your last piece of work,” said Hardy. Pryor, an English teacher, told Hardy he was a talented writer. He relished the praise. Hardy knows now that his high school writing was unpolished, to say the least. “It was contrived and unoriginal,” he said, “but she focused on what worked. She made me believe in myself.” His boss at a landscaping company believed in Hardy, too, making him a crew chief at age seventeen, the manager of men two and three times his age. He describes one of the company’s clients, Edith Carter, as a mentor, a woman who helped support the civic and cultural development of the nearby city of Nashua. Hardy worked at her home almost every week, until she selected him to work alongside her to landscape a new arts and science center that she was supporting. “She was born to privilege, but she had no airs about her at all,” he said. “I’ve never forgotten that about her. I try to impress upon people, ‘It isn’t about me; it isn’t about you. It’s about getting good things done.’ Mrs. Carter showed me that.”

< MARATHON MAN Rick Hardy is a serious runner. He typically runs two marathons a year, and has run the Boston Marathon four times. He had to postpone a race last fall to have a torn meniscus repaired, but is slowly working himself back into marathon shape. On an average week, he covers a total of twenty-five to thirty miles, running three or four times a week, with a longer run, from ten to fourteen miles or more, on weekends. “I like the solitude,” he said. “I like being physically stretched. It’s hard for me to describe how good it feels.”

Change, One Student at a Time Even though Hardy’s parents didn’t go to college, his mother stressed education. Hardy attended the University of New Hampshire right after President Nixon’s Watergate scandal, and he imagined himself effecting change through a career in government or law. But he loved his literature courses, and he began to grasp the influence he could have on the world around him through teaching. “I realized that the impact you can have in a classroom with a small group of students is profound and every bit as important as writing laws,” he said. Even today, as an administrator, he remains a teacher. He finds the classroom grounding—“an anchor


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WRITING: “I like to write essays, fiction, and the occasional poem. I write less these days, since I write so much as part of my work.”


MOVIES: “I have too many favorites to name, but here are a few: The Maltese Falcon, 12 Angry Men, Double Indemnity, North by Northwest, The Birds, Love and Death, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Local Hero, The Last Seduction, Billy Elliott, Lost in Translation, Slums of Beverly Hills, Tender Mercies, Bull Durham, Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler.”

BOOKS: “Authors I love: Raymond Carver, Annie Proulx, Edwidge Danticat, Zadie Smith, Russell Banks, Cormac McCarthy, Tobias Wolff, Haruki Murakami, William Trevor, Edna O’Brien, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, David Mamet . . . I could go on.”

GARDENING: “I’ve had gardens in the past; I grew vegetables, herbs, etc. I plan to have one here at CA next summer, but much of my gardening is of the landscape variety, especially reclamation projects — restoring views, repairing stone walls, working to create less formal, more natural spaces outdoors. I enjoy working with my hands; it’s low-tech and very satisfying.”

Good Serious Satire On the wall of Hardy’s new office, Mark Twain occupies prime wall space. The Twain poster includes a quote: “Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” That poster says a lot about Hardy. For one thing, he is direct and unpretentious. “I view myself as a fairly plainspoken individual,” he said. “I don’t stand on formality.” He is a writer; he taught English at Milton for twenty-four years, before becoming upper

FOOD: “Simple tastes: good pasta, a hot dog at Fenway, grilled pizza (which I make pretty well), good barbecue, sushi, homemade bread. I can do a few types myself — no bread machines, however; everything by hand.”

SPORTS: To watch: “Baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey (I’m actually beginning to understand this one!), and lacrosse (very fast).” To play: “Formerly basketball, which I played for years until my joints complained too much. Now it’s running (distance) and golf (I’m not very good, but I do enjoy it.) I hope to get back to playing tennis and squash as well.” Teams: “Red Sox and Celtics. I’ve been a fan since I was ten years old.”

HIS FAVORITE PLACE: “The Southwest coast of Ireland (County Clare and County Kerry). Del and I went there for our twentyfifth wedding anniversary. Absolutely beautiful.”


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MUSIC: “I can hear my daughter’s voice saying, ‘Careful here, Dad . . .’ I like all kinds of music — Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Lori McKenna, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan. Traditional Irish music, bluegrass, country music (traditional, that is), classical, jazz, rock and roll, even some gospel (Sam Cooke singing ‘The Hem of His Garment,’ for instance).”

the English department as the best in the school,” Zilliax said. “What I remember is that he just fit in. He might say there was a lot of nurturing, but I don’t think there was. His instincts are fantastic.”

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and an oasis”—a constant to contrast the unpredictable challenges that face a head of school. He wasted no time heading into the CA classroom: he is teaching a first-semester English course, Writing the Feature Article. “It will be a great way for students to get to know me, and for me to get to know them,” he said. John Zilliax, who recommended Hardy to replace him as upper school principal at Milton in 2000, has witnessed Hardy at work. “I’ve seen him teach,” he said. “Rick is a listener and a watcher. He wants to draw students out, so he is unusually sensitive to students’ responses and their need to respond.” Hardy likes teenagers. “I like working with them because they’re candid,” he said. “They can see through an adult trying to spin them a yarn.” Like most high school teaching veterans, he understands that they are not grown-ups, no matter how grown-up their intellectual insights may sound. “You can begin to convince yourself that teenagers are little adults, but they’re not,” he said. “They are budding intellectuals, but they have very different needs.” CA’s new head of school believes some of the most important moments in his classroom were times he acknowledged that he failed to handle something well. “Acknowledging your flaws is powerful and essential,” he said, adding that high schoolers are pushed to excel in everything, whereas adults can organize their lives around the areas in which they have talent. “It’s refreshing for students to hear an adult say, ‘I bumped up against something I don’t do particularly well.’” Zilliax believes this sense of humility makes Hardy a natural match for CA, a school Zilliax knows from interviewing for a head position here himself many years ago. “He’s just going to fit Concord, in my view,” he said. “He’s going to fit right in.” He remembers the seamless transition in 1983, when Hardy— fresh off a stint at a school in St. Louis and a teaching fellowship at Brown—joined Milton’s English department. “Rick was coming into a high-powered department. The students at Milton have always regarded

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All in the Family


Rick Hardy and his wife Del, on the porch of their new CA home

fortuitous case of doublebooking brought Adele Gagne and Rick Hardy together. They had attended the same New Hampshire high school, but hardly knew each other there. Then, one afternoon in 1980, Gagne’s brother got a call from Hardy, a close friend of his. Gagne was about to leave for graduate school, and she and her brother had agreed to go out that evening. She didn’t hesitate to step in when she overheard him making plans with Hardy. “I marched up and said, ‘You have plans with me this evening.’” Her brother asked Hardy, “Is it okay if my sister comes along?” “I’m going,” she announced. So the three went out together.

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school principal and eventually interim head of school. And he loves good satire; both Twain and Calvin Trillin are high on the Hardy pedestal, though he also mentions the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, and Jerry Seinfeld among his favorite humorists. Humor is important to Hardy. “I’m not one of those dour individuals who can’t make light of things,” he said. “I love to laugh. I think humor leavens life in a very important way. You’ve got to be able to laugh at yourself.” Marty Gagne knows that humor well. During joint family vacations on Cape Cod, the two planned what Gagne called “stupid movie night.” It was not a highbrow affair. But given a choice, Hardy would pick verbal humor over slapstick. “I like a good pratfall,” he said. “But I love a good deadpan.” A ready laugh in no way makes Hardy less serious. It’s more about perspective. “I don’t have to behave as though there’s a cloud over me to convince people that I’m serious,” he said. But he is, and he sounds it when he discusses some of his preliminary goals at CA. He speaks passionately about educational access. “I think schools like this one exist to provide access to a wide range of students,” he said. “I want to ensure that we continue to be able to offer that experience.” He also speaks of a commitment to honor and fairly compensate teachers, and to continue efforts to develop the new Arena Farms property. Hardy also hopes to increase Concord Academy’s visibility, to share its mission more widely. “I’d like more people to know about this remarkable place,” he said. “It really is special.” 20

Four years later, Hardy and Gagne were married. Today, Gagne works part-time as a senior clinician in the Speech and Swallowing Disorders Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a department she formerly directed. At work, she might help someone recover the ability to swallow after cancer treatments or provide therapy so tube-fed patients can eat normally again. Gagne is known by her proper name, Adele, at the hospital, while family and friends tend to call her Del. “I feel like I have a split personality,” she said. “In my professional life, I’ve always been Adele. Yet everyone who knows me through Rick and family knows me as Del. I answer to either one equally.”

Gagne and Hardy moved into 228 Main Street in late June, after living on the campus of Milton Academy for twenty-five years. They quickly felt at home. “It’s a wonderful town. It’s a beautiful campus. Everyone has been very welcoming,” said Gagne, who has enjoyed walking through the woods and fields in the town of Concord. The new head of school and his wife have taken a CA canoe out on the Sudbury River, which Gagne described as “like glass, with dragonflies dancing along the surface.” She looks forward to more canoeing, lots of extended walks, and the opportunity to meet the Concord Academy family. “I’m delighted to be here,” she said.

< MUCH ADO ABOUT MAMET Former Milton Academy colleague John Zilliax notes acting as a primary Hardy avocation — though Hardy didn’t mention it himself. “Ask him about it,” Zilliax urged. Hardy took to the stage more than once in a while, collaborating with Zilliax on numerous faculty plays, and often playing a prominent role. Zilliax ticks off some of the productions: The Rivals, How the Other Half Loves, The Zoo Story, True West, Speed the Plow, Wild Honey, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Romeo and Juliet. Several works were by playwright David Mamet, including The Duck Variations, which Zilliax and Hardy staged three times.

Rick Hardy (standing) and former colleague John Zilliax in a reading of Speed the Plow at Milton Academy

K R I S T I N J O N E S ’7 5

by Gail Friedman

Amit Pasricha

A live, white bullock (traditionally a draft animal) with gilded horns stands in a circle of dark, fertile earth, encircled by red sand, cobalt blue dust, and white marble powder. A mound of perfect, white marble eggs counterbalances a pyre of charred wood and walking canes, which conceals a corroded copper globe. The work explores the tension between opposites: equilibrium and potential. At right, the artist, Kristin Jones ’75.

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Plethora, New Delhi 1991


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The Intangible Lightness of Being

n an early March morning in New York, the West Village is waking up. The streets are full of movement: pedestrians walk with purpose, shops and restaurants gear up for the day’s business. Five steep flights above the activity, Kristin Jones ’75 is in her loft having breakfast: a grapefruit, steelcut oatmeal, and a home-brewed caffé latte — not unlike the coffee she drinks in Italy. She is in Rome so much these days that New York has become her second home. In Jones’ living room, unfinished wood beams, five feet below the ceiling, cut through the open space. A white, circular art work, one of her own, hangs on the faded white brick wall, its recessed “eye” like a crater in the middle. A large collection of plumb-bobs is suspended like jewels near a window. Nearby, two glass eyes peer over a collection of religious icons that might have once adorned a Byzantine church. Jones’ small kitchen is guarded by a mosaic eye — similar to the three hundred eyes that watch commuters in New York’s World Trade Center– Park Place subway station. They are hardly noticed in the rush there, but are seeing eyes nonetheless. Beyond the kitchen is an area with two drafting tables and several computers, and, on the wall, more mosaic eyes, multicolored rows of them, made from natural stone, haunting. Andrew Ginzel, who has collaborated with Jones since 1983, appears with two young apprentices, who get to work planning a proposal for the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Visual Arts Complex. It’s one of many projects in the busy JonesGinzel collaboration. Kristin Jones doesn’t see things the way most of us do. Where we see an empty space, she sees opportunity. Where we see a neglected river, she imagines a water theatre. Where we see nothing, she perceives the context as a frame for an art work that can bring meaning to a void. Jones thinks on a grand scale. The installation artist is behind numerous highly visible public art works — the kind people walk by and notice. She likens art in public space to theatre, but an accessible variety, not destined only for the eyes of the privileged. In her installations, she aims to “nurture and capture the individual’s imagination,” but also to allow each onlooker to participate. The Jones-Ginzel Web site ( lists more than fifty projects since 1990, from Polarities, covering 200,000 square feet of floor in the Kansas City airport, to Plethora, an outdoor installation in New Delhi that includes a magnificent, live white bullock; from Apostasy, two giant flags and fifteen topiary figures commissioned by Atlanta’s Committee for the Olympic Games, to the mirrored Panopia in a Chicago police station. Jones describes herself as naïve, and it must be true. A pragmatist would never attempt what she has, including her most recent project and passion — Tevereterno, mean-

Making the Wolves, Rome 2005 Artists at work are dwarfed by the giant she-wolf, created for Jones’ Tevereterno project and based on iconic images up to 3,000 years old.

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ing Eternal Tiber. Tevereterno, a multidisciplinary project, adopts a single section of Rome’s Tiber River and transforms it into an open-air stage for large-scale artistic installations that draw attention to both the beauty and neglect of the river. Jones believes in the artist’s role to raise awareness and to celebrate the wonder of nature. The Tiber first entered Jones’ consciousness in 1983, when she was in Rome on her first of two Fulbright Fellowships. She noticed the Tiber was isolated from the city by thirty-two-foot-high embankments, and that Romans, unlike Parisians, hardly know the names of their local bridges. She was drawn to the emptiness of the derelict waterway, abandoned by its city. Jones would gaze down the straight strip of river between the bridges Sisto and Mazzini and wonder, “Does anybody see what I see?” She saw potential for a water theatre — “where the river, where water itself could be celebrated rather than neglected.” Where others saw murky water, she saw the “crystalline geometry of a parallelogram.” When Jones and Ginzel received the American

Academy in Rome’s prestigious Rome Prize in 1994 and spent a year in the city, Jones sought drawings of the area from the city planning office. It was her first step toward Tevereterno. The goal of the project is to create a lively plaza with programmed contemporary events, a piazza for the Tiber — the Piazza Tevere. According to, the hope is to capture the attention of Rome’s public administration and to build enough credibility that international artists could be invited to create innovative, sitespecific art installations that would stimulate a dialogue between nature and the urban construct, between history and present. Jones has worked tirelessly with Roman colleagues on the board of the Italian nonprofit cultural association to launch the Tevereterno concept and to demonstrate its potential to the city. So far, Jones has devoted her creative talents to the staging of a series of annual events for the summer solstice, for which numerous composers and visual artists were invited to collaborate. For the first Tevereterno

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According to legend, the wild she-wolf rescued infant twins Romulus and Remus and nurtured the founding of Roman civilization. She Wolves, commissioned for Tevereterno, brought Rome’s mythological icon to life on the banks of the Tiber River.

event, in 2005, on a midsummer’s night under a full moon, 2,758 torches burned from sunset to dawn on the Tiber. A choir of more than one hundred harmonic voices sang to the river and to a parade of twelve giant she-wolves — drawings of iconic symbols of the city of Rome, translated by Jones from historic sources that span more than 3,000 years. For another Tevereterno event, “Ombre dal Lupercale,” Jones invited six visual artists to collaborate with six composers on a 2006 solstice program: projections and high fidelity sound compositions created for the river filled the site and drew more than 10,000 visitors in a single night. In 2007, two musical compositions were written for an ensemble of eighteen musicians who were spread along the 1,800-foot-long embankments of the Tiber, while 1,000 floating torches drew a line of light down the central channel of the river. In 2008, compositions and projections from these Rome events were presented on New York’s

Hudson River, during the River to River Festival. Jones has been working with the city of Rome since 2001, taking on the capital’s labyrinthine bureaucracy. Thanks in part to her tenacity, the concept of a water theatre is now incorporated into Rome’s new city plan, and Tevereterno is officially administered as an Italian nonprofit. In Rome, Jones is committed to yet another grandscale project, one encumbered by enormous bureaucratic challenges: she has proposed an ephemeral work entitled Gravity, made of hundreds of individual elastic threads that would descend from the oculus of the Pantheon toward its domed floor. Jones’ Web site describes the project: “A luminous cone of 360 fine, elastic threads will descend from the Pantheon’s oculus and come to a single point below, held by a bronze plummet marking the center of gravity. The delicate rays of the ephemeral, volumetric


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Gravity, Rome (proposal)

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Gravity would install a luminous cone of 360 delicate threads, projecting downward from the oculus in Rome’s Pantheon like rays of light. Jones says the gossamer cone, taut like the strings of a harp, would reflect the precise mathematical properties of the Pantheon that inspire awe in scholars and architects.


drawing will capture the sun’s movement as it spirals within the dome. Gravity will dramatize the simple power of geometry and light. The gossamer form will be an exploration of the relationship between the physical and the ethereal, the vast infinity of the unknown, and mortality . . .” Jones said she was inspired while watching rain fall though the Pantheon’s oculus, and then drew a cone with 360 threads completing its circle. “There is a magic number to everything,” she said. “The building is so mathematically exquisite — essentially the building has designed a piece for me. I’m just the one who perceives it.” A pantologist later explained to Jones the relationship between the monument’s oculus and the diameter of the dome, likening the proportions to those of the human eye. “The oculus is the iris, and the sphere is the eye,” he told her. So far, authorities have rejected Jones’ Pantheon installation, but she presses on. “I believe the work was meant to be. The building itself suggests it,” she said. Jones has substantial experience with intricate thread installations — she constructed thousands of individual elastic threads into a work of art within a skylit room in the Cushing Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island, which “depending on the clouds, would completely disappear.” And at Yale, her outdoor elastic-ribbon exhibition, Smoke Hedge, transformed the Beinecke Plaza. “It revealed the properties of the light and the wind that are there,” she said. Ephemeral, intangible qualities like light and wind are leading actors in Jones’ theatre of art. Another recurring character is time, which plays a prominent role in many of Jones’ works, including her most controversial, Metronome, in New York City’s Union Square. “Metronome is an investigation into the nature of time,” Jones and Ginzel wrote in 1999, when it opened. “. . . This composite work intends to evoke contemplation on the dynamic flux of the city. The elements suggest the instant and infinity, astronomical sequence, geological epoch, and ephemerality. Metronome is meant to be integral to the very history, architectural fabric, spirit, and vitality of the city. Ultimately, the work is an ode to mortality and the impossibility of knowing time.” When the project launched, steam consistently


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emerged from the gold leaf and concentric circles on the façade of One Union Square South. “The vapor was intended to emanate around the clock and erupt at noon, “a geothermal reminder that we live on a live planet with physical phenomena,” Jones said. But the developer turned off the steam, ostensibly because of problems with icicles and moisture. Without the steam, Jones said, Metronome is not artwork. “The piece is an over-the-top, maximalist work. A sequence of sounds integrates with the steam. The whole notion of Metronome, the whole reason for the project, was the fleeting, intangible steam,” she said. The work was commissioned when Jones and Ginzel won a competition run for the building’s developer by the Public Art Fund and the Municipal Art Society. “It was an enormous challenge to construct,” Jones said. “The brickwork itself is a miracle of craftsmanship.” Jones said she and Ginzel had no choice but to work directly with a construction management firm instead of with an art consultant, who might have mediated and “helped defend and guarantee the integrity of the work.” Jones now describes the project as “a classic drama between idealistic artists and pragmatic financiers.” It’s a familiar turmoil to Jones, yet the idealist in her always perseveres. Today, she simply calls Metronome incomplete. She would love to tune the digital clock, light the wall, control the steam, and turn on the sound. As a ballast to such large-scale projects and the thorny concepts they tackle, Jones also creates a series of studio works — “exquisite little tableaus” of nature. In her Wind Drawings series, “the plants actually do the drawings,” she said. “I put a drop of paint on the leaf and the leaf makes the drawing. I hold the paper.” Her ink drawings and time-lapse photography all reflect motion and change. Like her art, Jones is frequently in motion. She thinks nothing of biking from her Greenwich Village apartment to the Upper West side. She shuttles between New York and Rome, wondrous at how the two cities complement each other. The daughter of a diplomat, Jones grew adept at adapting. “When people ask where I was born, I respond, “in motion.” Still, there is balance. Jones meditates daily,

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Metronome, on the façade of One Union Square South, was intended to be a geothermal reminder of the physical properties of our planet, but was compromised when the developer deactivated the steam.

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Oculus, New York City 1999 Three hundred mosaic eyes, of stone and glass, peer at passersby in the World Trade Center–Park Place subway station.

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and describes a weeklong meditation retreat she attended where “there were ninety people, and no one said a word.” She does not meditate to generate ideas. “It’s about being part of a larger whole, listening to the universe. It’s an act of respect to yourself.” Jones first began discovering herself as an artist in high school, where she experienced the artist’s passion in a Concord Academy class with Teacher Emerita Janet Eisendrath. “She actually managed to bring the entire class into a state of rapture,” Jones said. “She’s the only teacher in my life who brought a class to tears. That takes a lot of eloquence. Janet shared with us her knowledge and wonder of art; she shared with us the power of art to stimulate an emotional reaction.” Back then, however, Jones was a bit preoccupied. She had learned at age twelve that her diplomat father was a spy, and she was warned never to mention it, though she discusses it openly now. Her heart would quiver if a CA classmate said, “Do you have your CA ID?” thinking she had heard “CIA.” Jones had been utterly unprepared when she learned her father’s secret, during a memorable family lunch in Norway. “I’m genuinely naïve, to this day,” she said. After Concord Academy, Jones studied ceramics and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), 26

and spent her senior year abroad at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. “I had a powerful reaction to the sculpture department there,” she said. The volume of air and light beneath St. Martin’s fourteen-foot ceilings inspired her to work in thread. “I kept looking up at the light, thinking, ‘If I could only get up there . . .’” Finally, she took a ladder and climbed to the classroom ceiling, constructing a floorto-ceiling thread sculpture. “It was like a rain of threads,” she remembered. Jones later received her MFA at Yale, where renowned professor Vincent Scully told her, “If you’re interested in public space, you must go to Rome.” On her first Fulbright, in 1983, she studied the interplay of public space and water there. The Rome Prize allowed her return with collaborator Ginzel in 1994–95. In 2001, she returned to Rome on a senior Fulbright. And she has returned repeatedly since then. Rome is a muse for Jones and a platform for the ephemeral. “I am interested in light and air and the sheer intangibility of the living moment,” said Jones. She is like an interpreter, seeing a space and its context as a medium through which to channel her vision. Art in Jones’ eye is both perception and transmission, an opportunity to convey an essence that is not readily apparent.

“Have my parents essentially bought my way out of the draft? Were it not for money, would I be in Iraq?”

Cliff Goes to War Musings on a CA Roommate in Iraq by Andrew Wolf ’06

CLIFF FARRAR ’06 returned from Iraq last

February and is currently based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He expects to head to Afghanistan next winter or spring; it could be his final mission in the Marine Corps, which he expects to leave in 2011. Andrew Wolf ’06 roomed with Farrar at Concord Academy. His musings on Farrar’s enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps were originally published in 2008, shortly before Farrar went to Iraq. This article first appeared in Kitsch magazine (, a student publication at Cornell University, where Wolf is a senior.


Why did you choose to join the Marines? I joined the Marine Corps because of what I personally thought I’d get out of it. I found myself in college after attending four years of boarding school at Concord Academy and didn’t really see myself going anywhere. I started thinking about it the first couple months that I was at Guilford. I thought it would give me some life skills that would help me out in the future (discipline, a larger picture of things, etc.). What was the training like? How did you still manage to smile in those pictures after they tried to break you? Training has been difficult, as it should be. I left for boot camp March 11, 2007. It lasted thirteen weeks, and the idea was pretty much to break everyone in the company. It forced us to Cliff Farrar ’06, U.S. Marine


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was against the war in Iraq from the beginning. In five years, it’s cost us 4,000 troops and 450 million dollars a day, over three trillion in total. The reason we went to war was never clear to me. We were told it was WMDs, then Iraq’s supposed connection to Al Qaeda, while others said it was about oil, or about hubris and shame. Recently it was reported that while America flounders in a war-induced budget deficit, the Iraqi government is running a budget surplus. Asked why the government does not invest that money in reconstruction, an Iraqi official simply said, “Why would we pay when America will pay for us?” All this was easy to say before with little effort or thought on my part. Then I found out that my friend and former roommate at boarding school, Cliff, had dropped out of college and joined the Marines. If anyone should be in the armed forces, it’s Cliff. He is a natural leader, unfazed by anything, with an unwavering sense of duty. He is generous, he has no fear, and he has the most impressive hand-eye coordination I have ever seen (I once saw him beat an entire level of Tony Hawk in one trick). I have no doubt he is an amazing Marine, but I couldn’t understand why he would join. He shipped off to Iraq in June 2008. In an attempt to reconcile my own feelings I emailed him at basic training. What follows is a transcript of our correspondence.

really, umm, no, I don’t think I am. I have confidence in the training I’ve been given and don’t have any doubt that the rest of my squad and I will come back safely, as long as we do our job.

Overall, how are the troops treated? The Marines I have come to live with are treated differently by different ranks. Senior Marines continue to educate and discipline those below them, as the junior guys are less experienced. If you act like a man, you will be treated like a man.

Are you given any training on what life in Iraq is like for Iraqis? Do they teach you any Arabic? You hear from guys that have been over there what things are like on a day-to-day basis, as far as what is done and how it’s done. We are taught very little Arabic though. Every squad has a terp (interpreter).

What’s the best and worst part about it? The best part about it is definitely the relationships you make with your fellow Marines. The guys you see on a daily basis are the ones you have to rely on; without them all this s—would be impossible. The worst part about the Marines is the tedious things: uniform inspections, room inspections, mass punishment, things like that. But I guess that’s what makes it the Marines, right? How do you feel about the war in Iraq as someone who is going to fight it? The war in Iraq has become much more personal than political for me. I knew very well coming into the military with an infantry MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) that I would be deploying. My main concern is to bring the men to the left and right of me home. It’s funny how little you think about your own life when you think about your best buddies getting shot or blown up. How does your family feel about your joining the military? My family, much to my surprise, has been very supportive. They understood that I didn’t just jump into this decision. They care about me and want me to come back safe. Are you scared? Ha-ha. I’m not allowed to be scared. No, but

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Cliff Farrar’s battalion in Iraq


What do you think about the people who are against the war? People who are against the war are entitled to their own opinions. It’s the ones that call me and my fellow Marines “baby killers” and “mindless tools” that I’d really like to get alone in an alleyway. Have you asked or has anyone told? No and no. As long as the man next to me watches my a — and doesn’t get himself killed, it’s of no concern to me what he does in his personal life. Anything else you want to say or talk about? Yes, actually. First, Marines aren’t just stupid apes that wander around killing whatever they see. It’s the 0.01 percent that murder their girlfriends and throw puppies off cliffs that give us a bad name. True, our job requires a certain amount of training in environments of accelerated violence, but every action performed has been reinforced by many hours of training and over 230 years’ worth of experience. The Marine Corps was founded on November 10, 1775. We’re older than the Army; we know what we’re doing. Second, a soldier is in the Army. A Marine is in the Marines. Stop confusing the two. Marines have a lot of pride in their history and leadership. The Army, well, let’s just say they could learn a thing or two from the Marine Corps. Chuh.

Reading over the interview, I’m left feeling unfulfilled. I would not say it seems like Cliff has changed much. The responses still made me laugh. I could picture Cliff saying those words in his half-angry, half-joking manner. At the same time, I was struck by the clear homogenizing effect that the training had had on him. I was always impressed by Cliff ’s sense of duty, but I realized I would be unable to survive in his situation. I see what Cliff is doing, and I feel ashamed

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listen carefully, police our own, and (most importantly) to rely on each other. It was very physically demanding, but a lot more mentally straining.

The future Marine as a varsity soccer player at CA

of myself. I realize I would be too scared to join, even if I didn’t oppose the war. As hard as I try, I can’t think of anything that would motivate me to get over my fears. For some, poverty and lack of opportunity are motivations enough, as I discovered when I attended the Campus Antiwar Network’s talk with Iraq Veterans Against the War. When asked if the lack of an antiwar movement was a direct result of the lack of a draft, one person responded, “There is a draft, only it’s economical. For most, enlisting is the only way to get ahead—that’s why I joined.” While this is not Cliff ’s situation, Cliff will be surrounded by men for whom this is a reality. This adds to my shame. I escaped their fate through birth. My parents could afford private school; they can afford Cornell. Have my parents essentially bought my way out of the draft? Were it not for money, would I be in Iraq? In many ways, Cliff ’s presence in the war makes it almost banal for me. Cliff should be a Marine, so he became one. He did not join as Pat Tillman did, as part of a political statement in the wake of 9/11. He did not join because he believes in the war. Cliff joined out of a sense of duty and the hope that the Marines will provide him with a new direction. . . . It seems more pressing than ever to remember that wars are fought by people. I know one of those people. I am proud of Cliff for doing what I could not do. I am left puzzled by his willingness to join, to fight this war with no end and no purpose. But this was not my choice, it was his. As Cliff goes off to a land of sand and blood, I stay here in the shadow of the tower . . . humbled.

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COMMENCEMENT 2009 us, making healing more difficult and often delayed. The other is to acknowledge that we cannot change events, and rather work to understand them. In order to move forward like this, we need resilience.” The message echoed Lagemann’s: “Even if your senior year has been one filled with challenge, those of you graduating today have persevered and triumphed,” she said. Senior Class President Roger Hurd ’09 introduced Lander, director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a leader in the international Human Genome Project, a former MacArthur Fellow and Rhodes Scholar, and cochair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Lander opened his remarks by praising CA’s faculty: “You have some of the most extraordinary teachers who exist anywhere in the academic world,” he told the graduates. Describing himself as an accidental geneticist, Lander didn’t simply tell the Class of 2009 that they could change the world; he used his own experience unraveling the human genome to illustrate that fifty years—not much longer than an average career—can witness enormous change. Following is the text of Lander’s speech: 29

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n May 29, eighty-five members of the Class of 2009 lined up on the lawn outside the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel and opened Concord Academy’s eightysixth Commencement with a rousing rendition of their chosen senior song, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Transparent ponchos protected the girls’ white dresses from the raindrops, which played off the red roses they carried. The drizzle slicked the boys’ hair and moistened their suits, but did not dampen the mood among the graduates, who represented twenty-nine Massachusetts cities and towns, ten states, and four countries. The Class of 2009 listened to remarks by Head of School Jake Dresden, Board of Trustees President Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’63, and Student Body President Jung Hee Hyun ’09, before keynote speaker Eric Lander, a renowned geneticist and CA parent (Jessica ’06, Daniel ’09, David ’13) took the podium. Both Lagemann and Dresden acknowledged how difficult 2009 had been after the death in February of student Lizzy Mun ’10. Dresden lauded the resilience of the senior class. “In my experience, when serious difficulties arise, there are usually two paths ahead,” he said. “One is to have that trouble paralyze

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asked me to deliver the Commencement address on this special day. It is traditional to give some advice to the graduating seniors. So, while I am deeply honored, I am also more than a little daunted by this task. You see, as a scientist, I’ve had many occasions to give distinguished talks. I’m not fazed by speaking to 8,000 biomedical researchers at their national cancer meeting, or by giving a Millennium lecture at the White House, or by leading a day-long session with the Dalai Lama, or even by giving college commencement addresses. And, as an MIT and Harvard professor, I’m perfectly comfortable holding forth on molecular biology in front of 500 university students. But, today, I am here not just as a public scientist. I’m in a vastly more challenging role: I’m also a CA parent of a graduating senior, a CA parent who has gotten to meet much of the senior class—in fact, has had at least half of you sleep over at our house. As I’m sure that many of the hundreds of guests here today will corroborate, there is no trickier role than that of Parent Bearing Advice. So please, bear with me. To the graduating seniors: You are remarkable. We have seen you study over the past four years, mastering things beyond what we know. German, Graphic Design, Playwriting, Advanced Calculus, the Literature of Paris, the Literature from Hell, the Modern Middle East, Music Theory, Chemistry of Cooking, Creative Nonfiction, Thoreau, Theatre Design, Trigonometry, Tie-Dye. We have seen your extraordinary creative gifts, producing works beyond what we ourselves could ever imagine doing. There are so many examples. Just most recently, I am still in awe of the Theatre 3 Company’s creation and production of Howl, based on Allen Ginsberg’s work and life, with the guidance of David Gammons. I attended it with a distinguished seventyyear-old history professor from Yale, a friend, who remarked that it was the most ambitious—and most successful—student work he had ever seen in his life. I agreed. And we have seen you deal with personal challenges: both the ordinary challenges of

teenage years and, this past semester, with tragedy and emotional burdens beyond what students of your age should have to bear. You have done so, with support, openness, a sense of responsibility, and a grace that is beyond your years—and has at times even exceeded that of us, your elders. I trust that the lessons that you have learned— most of all, to be hypervigilant in looking out for those in need of help and support—I trust that those lessons will stay with you all your lives. In short, we have seen you growing up into your own remarkable individuals. We are enormously proud. And we love you. But, as much as you have already learned, as much as you have already created, as much as you have grown, there are still some things that you do not know—that you cannot possibly know—from the perch of seventeen or eighteen years. Chief among them is a sense of time—specifically, the span of a lifetime, the projects of a life. You are just now coming into your own as critical observers and critical thinkers about the world. You are just beginning to grapple with weighty questions: What is my place in the world? What mark will I leave on the world? What makes a satisfying life? You will be grappling with those questions for many years to come. No one can really answer those questions for you, but I’d like to share a few observations in my remarks today. With good health, your active careers will span about fifty or sixty years. From the perspective of a high school senior, a span of fifty years must seem almost an infinite duration. But, as you will come to know, it is somewhat less than infinite. What is a span of fifty years? What can happen in the span of a lifetime? If you’ll allow me, I’d like to illustrate by drawing on my own experience in my academic discipline: the study of genetics. In 1953, two young upstarts—an erstwhile ornithologist named James Watson and a wayward physicist named Francis Crick—published a one-page paper in a scientific journal, entitled: “A Structure for Deoxyribonucleic Acid”. As CA students know, Crick and Watson had discovered DNA’s elegant double helix, and they realized that it held, as they put it, “the secret of


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AM DEEPLY honored that you have

life.” The structure immediately suggested how the genetic material is copied (with the two strands of the double helix each serving as a template for the other) and how the genetic material must encode information (in the precise sequence of its letters, As, Ts, Cs, and Gs). They had indeed glimpsed the secret of life. It was a sublime discovery. But, what is even more inspiring to me is what happened over the next fifty years— through the work of an entire generation that followed. Watson and Crick’s discovery was completely abstract, totally impractical. In 1953, they had not the slightest idea how DNA actually specified instructions and no way to read even a single letter of the DNA code of any organism. As Watson and Crick later freely admitted, the notion that one would ever be able to read out the complete genetic information of an organism was preposterous—more so the notion that it would happen within their lifetimes. But their initial idea sparked a flame in the minds of the next generations. Within fifteen years, the scientific community had cracked the basic design of the genetic code—the correspondence by which DNA specifies proteins. One still couldn’t read any particular part of the genetic text, but one knew in principle how it worked. Within another fifteen years, the scientific community had developed ways to propagate individual pieces of DNA and to read out bits of DNA sequence in a slow and tedious process. One might read an average of a hundred DNA letters per day. By about 1985 (which is about the time that I

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got involved), scientists began floating the notion of a Human Genome Project, an organized effort to read out the entire three billion letters of the human genome—to put this information in the hands of scientists everywhere. At the then-current rates of DNA sequencing, it would take 500 years to accomplish this feat. Moreover, some worried that, even if we could get the information, we’d not be able to make much sense of it. But, after much heated debate, the scientific community concluded that it might just be possible and that it was worth trying. Initial efforts were launched in 1990 (just around the time you were born) and, little by little, they gained momentum. The Human Genome Project was not centrally organized nor tightly controlled, and as a result it grew into a loose international consortium involving some of the brightest young minds in science. • Within a few years, scientists had rudimentary maps. • Within a few more years, the DNA sequence of some very small genomes • Within a few more years, by mid-2000, a rough draft sequence of the human genome • And, by April 2003, the scientific community gathered to announce that we now had an essentially complete sequence of the human genome. In fact, we chose the announcement date apurpose—it was fifty years to the day after Watson and Crick’s paper! So, what then is a span of fifty years? It is

roughly the amount of time it takes for one new idea to completely change the world. That is roughly the time you are allotted— just enough time to change the world. Let me extract two additional lessons here: 1. The Human Genome Project was a testament to the power of collective action. It was done by no single person, no single center, no single country; it was the collective product of several thousand people—including many young scientists in their twenties and thirties. For all of us, it was exhilarating to be part of something so much bigger than ourselves, to be part of something that we would be proud to someday tell our children, to be part of something that might even—perhaps— someday change our own children’s lives. So that is one important lesson: There is no greater satisfaction in life than to be part of something greater than yourself. It is given to few individuals to author on their own an entire chapter in the book of history. But, if you are willing to join forces, it is remarkable what you can accomplish. 2. And another, more personal point: When I graduated from high school, I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. (I suspect many of you feel that way, as well.) When I graduated from college, I still had no clue. The one thing I did know was that I certainly didn’t want to have anything to do with biology: I found biology deadly boring in high school and took none of it in college. After college, I pursued a PhD in pure mathematics because I loved mathematics, but with no clear idea where it would lead. Late in graduate school, I cast about for what to do. Wanting to do something worldly, I managed to finagle a job teaching managerial economics on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. After a while, I realized that economics was not my passion and I cast about further. It was only then that I became interested in biology and started moonlighting for several years in laboratories by night, while still teaching MBA students by day. One day, by complete chance, I met a colleague who began to pepper me with questions about human genetics. I was captivated. Within a year, the biology community began debating the idea of a Human Genome Project, and I found myself drawn in. I’ve never looked back. In retrospect, my background in mathematics, management, and biology seems a

What lessons do I draw from this? • Lives are not planned in advance, but rather assembled from the pieces of your passions. • Put yourself in places where you will be surrounded by smart and wonderful people, for it is there that lucky accidents will be most likely to happen. And, when they happen, don’t be afraid to follow them where they lead. So, my observations: • A lifetime is just enough time to change the world.

• The best way to do so—and the most satisfying—is to be part of something larger than yourself. • Don’t expect to be able to plan out the projects of your life. Most of them don’t even exist yet. Leave yourself open: You will find them and they will find you. Now, I picked an example from my own field to illustrate how much can happen in a span of fifty years. But I could equally well have picked other examples: It was roughly fifty years between the time that the great American scientist and engineer Vannevar Bush proposed in 1945 the then-ludicrous idea of devices that would put all human knowledge at our fingertips and the time that the Internet, Web browsers, and, soon, Google began to become ubiquitous.

It was roughly fifty years between the time that the Montgomery bus boycott, led by Martin Luther King, challenged the idea that African Americans belonged in the back of the bus and the time, roughly fifty years later and just a few months ago, that a brilliant African American took the oath of office as the president of the United States. It has so far been only forty years since the time that the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village pressed the notion that gay individuals should be entitled to the same decency, the same rights, as straight individuals. We have already seen enormous changes, including the abolition of criminal laws and our own Commonwealth of Massachusetts giving the lie to the notion that equal marriage rights somehow pose a threat to society. But this is still a work in progress. You know, it’s not entirely an accident that it


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brilliantly conceived preparation for the Human Genome Project. In prospect, of course, it was an utterly random walk with no planning whatsoever.

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takes roughly a lifetime to change the world. Changing the world often requires not just changing minds, but replacing them with fresh new minds—without preconceived notions, whether about scientific possibility or human potential. In that respect, in your openness, you—the next generation—are our most precious resource. What will be the projects of your generation? The ways you will, working together, change the world? The causes larger than yourselves? I cannot wait to see. But I would be remiss if I left you with the impression that all of the important projects of a lifetime are played out on a large stage. The projects of a lifetime come in all sizes—and size and importance are often not correlated. To my mind, the single greatest project of a lifetime is having children. It is the most pow-


erful way to change the world. This life project obeys the same rules that I have been talking about. It takes an entire lifetime to fulfill the job. Its sublime satisfaction is being part of something greater than yourself. And it is utterly impossible to plan in advance how it will all turn out. Tomorrow you are bound for college— and beyond that, for life. Today, you are still our children. What we all wish for you—and here I know I speak for all the parents—is that you will someday know the same joys that we have found in our roles, the same joys and satisfactions that we feel on days like today. To the Concord Academy graduating class of 2009, we love you, we congratulate you, and we wish you well on your journeys ahead.

Who Are We? L

ast year we engaged in some research to better understand Concord Academy’s alumnae/i as a group, delving beyond gender and age breakdowns. Inspired and assisted by a study at Brown University, we layered demographic information from market research studies on top of statistics. The insightful results have inspired conversations with alumnae/i volunteers over the past months, and we wanted to share them with you, as we move forward with plans to better engage alumnae/i with each other and with our school.

Basic statistics (as of August 2009) Concord Academy alumnae/i






Concord Academy was founded in 1919 and incorporated in 1922. Boys were admitted for the first few years, but from 1929 until the fall of 1971 — a span of forty-two years — the school admitted only girls.

CA Generations Market research professionals identify four distinct generations active today: the Greatest Generation (born between 1901 and 1924) combined with the Silent or Veteran Generation (born between 1925 and 1942), which make up 54 percent of U.S. residents; Baby Boomers (1943 to 1960); Generation X (1961 to 1981); and Millennials (1982 to 2000). Interestingly, when CA alumnae/i are grouped by each head of school, they nearly match up with these generational groups: the Silent and Veteran Generations roughly correlate with CA alumnae/i who attended during the headships of J. Josephine Tucker and Elizabeth B. Hall. Baby Boomers primarily went to school with David Aloian, Russell Mead, and Philip McKean at the helm (although a few overlapped with Mrs. Hall). Our graduates from the eighties and nineties, the Tom Wilcox years, are CA’s Gen Xers, and the Millennials attended CA when Jake Dresden was head (and are responsible for starting our CAYAC young alumnae/i group and our school’s Facebook page).

Why does this matter?

Our largest concentrations of alumnae/i are in:


New England New York/New Jersey California Washington, DC 10 percent of the 167 alumnae/i living in the Midwest are graduates from the nineties living in Illinois. About 285 alumnae/i, or 6.5 percent, live abroad.

When did we graduate from CA? 1930– 39

1.1 percent

1940– 49

3 percent

1950– 59

7 percent

1960– 69

13 percent

1970– 79

17 percent

1980– 89

21 percent

1990– 99

20 percent

2000– 08

18 percent

59 percent of our alumnae/i have graduated since 1980. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers represent the largest percentage of our alumnae/i, approximately 70 percent.

Drawing from these demographic studies, we can broadly understand the personality of each generation of CA’s alumnae/i and its preferences for volunteer commitments and social activities. For instance, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers prefer distinct, shorter-term projects; the Silent and Veteran Generations are interested in longer-term responsibilities and regular opportunities to connect with CA’s leadership team; and the Millennials like to engage in social, networking, or community-focused activities as a group. Our information also helps us understand the makeup of each geographical cluster of alumnae/i and thereby tailor programming to best fit the interests of that group. As we move forward with these new tools in hand, we always keep in mind the abiding interests that our alumnae/i share with us over and over: to learn new things and to engage with new ideas and with each other.

Maureen Mulligan ’80 President, Alumnae/i Association P.S. I encourage anyone interested in learning more about our alumnae/i statistics to contact Director of Alumnae/i Programs Billie Julier Wyeth ’76 at (978) 402-2232 or


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Where are we now?

CA’s Class of 1974


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ore than 275 alumnae/i, mostly from graduation years ending in 4 and 9, shared the spirit of intellectual inquiry that they remembered from their CA days during Reunion Weekend, June 12–14. The weekend alternated between deep thought and simple pleasures. At one panel discussion, debate raged about the future of print journalism; at another, alumnae/i peppered a panel of economic experts with tough, topical questions. Meanwhile, toddlers waddled past the quad with reunion camp counselors, while their parents played tennis, swam in the campus pool, walked into Concord with classmates, or took advantage of the full weekend of programming. Many checked in Friday afternoon, took a campus tour, then attended a reception and dinner, with entertainment by 36

vocalist Julia Hanlon ’10, accompanied by music teachers Ross Adams (on guitar) and Keith Daniel (on saxophone). Saturday events included a morning memorial service, to honor alumnae/i who died during the past year and deceased reunion year alumnae/i; a nostalgic “hymn sing,” sponsored by the Class of 1964; a tour of CA’s new Arena Farms property, about a mile from the main campus; and a free-spirited dance hour, led by Janet Corry Farnsworth ’84. English teacher Parkman Howe provided a glimpse of his legendary Bible course with “All Inside the Gates of Eden,” a seminar on Genesis’ second creation story, while Keith Daniel took fans of the Fab Four on “A Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles as Musical and Social Trendsetters.” For those who wanted to stretch their bodies as well as their minds, Beth Cleary ’79 led yoga on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

mortgage lenders across the country that ignored a borrower’s ability to repay. These lenders originated and sold mortgages to Wall Street firms such as Bear Stearns (where Solares-Parkhurst had worked before its fire sale to JP MorganChase), who then repackaged and further sold them to investors. “Risk management broke down,” he said. “Mortgage products were packaged so ‘creatively’ that even the most astute of institutions weren’t able to assess their true risk.” An engaged audience tossed numerous quesand the Economy” turned into a crash course on what’s gone wrong, led by Peter Fisher ’74, a managing director and cohead of the Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group at BlackRock; Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ’94, a managing director at FBR Capital Markets & Co., an investment bank; and Tracy Welch ’89, a director in the equity division at Credit Suisse. Fisher started the discussion pointedly: “How could we possibly have gotten to such a terrible place in the world economy?” And he proceeded to answer, explaining a variety of influences, including the dangers of irrationally cheap credit. “Capitalism is premised on the idea that capital is a scarce commodity,” he said. “When money is free for a short period of time, not many people figure it out. When money is free for a long period of time, it corrupts the system.” Conversation bounced from China to former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan to Japan’s weak economic output. SolaresParkhurst described a mentality prevalent with

Clockwise from top left: John Byrne ’99, Susannah Parke ’99, former faculty Sarah Ismail, and Howie Martin ’99; Keith Daniel, Julia Hanlon ’10, and Ross Adams; Zack Hughes ’04, Sarah Russell ’94 and her son Charlie, Alex Russell ’04, and Nick Sullender ’04; Catherine Gunn ’84 and Janet Corry Farnsworth ’84; Sue Brown Munson ’59, Helen Stuart Twiss ’59, Caroline Craven Nielsen ’59, and Jennifer Johnson ’59


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One timely panel discussion, led by alumnae/i experts, broached the environment. At “Environmental Choices from the Local to the Global,” Louisa Bradford ’69, Jane Elizabeth Nilan Davis ’54, and Robin Alden ’69 shared their distinct approaches to environmentalism, while science teacher John Pickle described environmental efforts on campus. Nilan, who lives on an island north of Seattle, detailed her environmental advocacy work, particularly through Earth Ministry and the Environmental Priorities Coalition. Alden described a career dedicated to the fishing industry, including a stint as Maine’s Commissioner of Marine Resources. Currently director of the Penobscot East Resource Center, Alden’s work focuses on community-based stewardship, including leadership training, community organizing, community science, and advocacy. Bradford is making a difference by building energy-efficient houses. The architect and environmentalist described two projects in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia (within a walk to businesses), which she designed to be “as energy-conscious as I could make them without going outside the box.” That meant no solar panels or geothermal heat, but plenty of accessible features that pack an efficiency punch, such as superb insulation, tight sealing, rainwater irrigation, and earth-friendly materials. The homes are 34 percent more energy-efficient than required by the local housing code and were estimated to cost just $74 a month to heat and cool. “It’s careful building, conscious building,” she explained. “CA Alumnae/i Weigh In on the Markets

Right: Parkman Howe teaching a class on the Bible. Below, from top: Yoga teacher Janet Corry Farnsworth ‘84 leading a class; Marc Fidelman ‘04, Liz Mygatt ‘01, Brian Gray ‘01, Nick Deane ‘01, Kelsey Stratton ‘01, and Vi Davis ‘99; Carey Mack Weber ‘79 and Julia Glass ‘74; CA teacher Ben Eberle ‘99 teaching ceramics to Madeleine Anderson, daughter of Helen Nelson Anderson ‘84; “CA Alumnae/i Weigh In on the Markets and the Economy,” led by Peter Fisher ‘74, Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ‘94, and Tracy Welch ‘89.

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tions to the three, asking why interest rates were so low, how much blame the Fed deserves, and whether federal TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) funding was repaid too soon. Welch explained that one reason banks are eager to repay the money is that it’s tied to restrictions on compensation, which can turn loyal employees into free agents. “The smart people who can make a lot of money—they’re going to go where they’re compensated,” she said, adding that Credit Suisse was able to attract top performers from other banks because it did not take TARP dollars. When discussion turned to companies “too big to fail,” Welch suggested the concept be better expressed as “too interconnected to fail.” She decried the inconsistency of government solutions. “Why was Bear shoved into a shotgun marriage and Lehman allowed to fail?” she asked. The panel discussing “The Evolving Future of Journalism” sparked some friendly friction, as spectators dug in on the value of preserving print media or of letting newspapers go. “They’re all dead,” one feisty audience member asserted. “It’s like talking about a mainframe computer.” The panel included Julia Preston ’69 of the New York Times; novelist and former journalist Isabel Fonseca ’79; ESPN producer Amy Rosenfeld ’84; Nancy Schoeffler ’69, a Hartford Courant editor; and freelance journalist Nancy Shohet West ’84. Lea Morse Sloan ’69, PBS vice president of communications, moderated. Sloan began by asking the audience how many subscribe to print newspapers, and nearly all hands

in the (clearly aberrant) group shot up. She cited a study demonstrating a decline in civic involvement after a newspaper folded, and pointed out that newspapers were not originally established as businesses, but as ways to gain social and civic influence. As panelists discussed the demise of oncethriving papers, Preston, a Pulitzer Prize–winner who has been in daily news for thirty-one years, cut to the chase. “The issue is not whether newspapers will disappear,” she said, “but whether the reporting will disappear.” The Times Web site still relies for content primarily on reporters paid by the newspaper, she said. While the Times has avoided the layoffs suffered by most papers this year, Schoeffler described draconian cuts at the Courant, where she now edits content formerly handled by two or more editors. No one disputed that the industry is in transition, and a working business model elusive. “Fundamental decisions have yet to be made

Taking Attendance More than half of the Class of 1959 attended the 2009 Reunion Weekend. Other classes weren’t far behind.

Joan Shaw Herman Award Winner: Her CA Roommate, Nancy Read Coville ’49

1959 23 of 42 attended, 55 percent

1999 39 of 88 attended, 44 percent

1984 33 of 76 attended, 40 percent



From top: Mary Poole ’59, Sue Brown Munson ’59, and Caroline Craven Nielsen ’59; Yvonne Davis ’04, Lily Varon ’04, Academic Dean John Drew, Director of Health and Wellness Jeff Desjarlais, and Chantelle Williams ’04. Above right: Nancy Read Coville ’49, accepting the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service from Katy Rea Schmitt ’62.

oncord Academy presented its only award, the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service, to Nancy Read Coville ’49 during Reunion Weekend, in recognition of the decades Coville has devoted to providing quality early education and child care to the children of Tamworth, New Hampshire. Coincidentally, Coville roomed with Joan Shaw Herman at CA, and called her “a wonderful roommate.” Apparently, the feeling was mutual. When Katy Rea Schmitt ’62 introduced this year’s award winner, she mentioned something that Cynthia Heath Sunderland ’51 had told her: “Joan Shaw Herman once said, ‘I would love to have a sister like Nancy.’” Coville began helping Tamworth kids in the 1960s, when she started a summer enrichment program, which remains active today through the town’s recreation department. A few years later, she began the Bearcamp Valley School and Childcare Center, which continues to run innovative and affordable programs for children, many of whom would be without preschool if not for Coville. “Fifty-five percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced meals,” Coville said. “I’m continually amazed by the resilience of the children, but some of them need to be scooped up to get, or to regain, a positive self-image.”

Bearcamp is the only licensed child care center in Tamworth. Schmitt called Coville “its administrator, its fundraiser, and its heart and soul.” The center receives town funding but needs to raise an additional $80,000 privately each year. Coville took an untraditional route into education; she completed her degree at the University of New Hampshire twentyseven years after leaving Radcliffe. A recognized early-childhood expert and advocate, she criticized overly academic preschools and kindergarten programs that won’t let children explore until their “work” is done. “Discovery and thinking should be their work,” she said. She summed up her philosophy by quoting one of her center’s mottos: “Every moment is a learning moment. Not every moment is a teaching moment.” Coville addressed classmates, friends, and her large, extended family in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. She closed with an Eleanor Roosevelt quote that begins, “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world . . .” Coville has made a difference close to home. Through her efforts, human rights have begun in the hearts of the small children she nurtures.


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about how and when to begin to charge for content online,” Preston said. Audience member Ben Harder ’94, a health editor at U.S. News and World Report, wondered aloud whether lower Web advertising rates mean advertisers have realized they were paying too much for print. “Is this about advertisers waking up to the fact that they have overpaid for years?” he asked. Harder acknowledged that journalistic value alone doesn’t pay, literally: pharmaceutical advertisers flock to a Web page with a story about heart disease, but not to a story about rare diseases. That’s driving publishers to cut certain areas of news, he said. The notion rankled Preston, who praised the New York Times for maintaining a wall between editorial and advertising. “You can’t have a search optimization machine determine what health news is in a newspaper,” she said. “You can’t, ethically.” She went on to lament the possibility that the Times could be a rare survivor in the current media meltdown. “The whole newspaper business is based on competition,” she said. “What made us great is fear of being clobbered by the competition.” That competition, in many cases, has a reduced reporting staff and fewer editors to ensure accuracy, or has closed shop entirely. But the move toward online news didn’t concern everyone. “Why isn’t news in a multimedia format as valid as print, or more valid?” one alumna asked. “There are no rules on the medium anymore. It’s really the message.”

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Rosenfeld pointed to an up side of Web news—easy access. She said she read classmate Nancy Shohet West’s article in the Carlisle Mosquito while she was in Guatemala. No matter the media fallout, as a TV sports producer, Rosenfeld realizes she is protected. “Regardless of what happens, people will still care about the Red Sox,” she said. See more Reunion Weekend photos at

Clockwise from top right: Cyndie Phelps ’64, Susan Packard Orr ’64, and Casey Morgan Peltier ’64; canoers on the Sudbury River; the Class of 1964’s hymn sing; Barbara Gifford Shimer ’74 and Marjorie Aelion ’74; Elena Mead ’04, history teacher Sally Zimmerli, and Christina Onorato ’04; Reunion Weekend children’s camp

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In what may be its first interspecies performance, CA’s Dance Company joined horses in April for a striking, atmospheric work called Bear Spot, named for its venue at Bear Spot Farm in Concord. Conceived and directed by dance teacher Richard Colton and created by Dance Company, the human-equestrian interface featured thirteen students.

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A Musical First


oncord Academy welcomes its first ensemblein-residence in 2009–10, part of a revised and enhanced music program.


The Walden Chamber Players (left) will instruct students, direct CA chamber groups, offer master classes, and teach seminars designed to appeal to both musicians and nonmusicians. Members of the group — known for its virtuosity as well as its outreach and educational programs — have played with organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Vienna Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. “Students will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with seasoned professionals,” said Performing Arts Depart-

ment Head and Linda Coyne Chair for the Performing Arts Amy Spencer. The music program’s new model fully embraces chamber music, she explained. Instead of a full-year orchestra, which can strain a small school, the program will offer a chamber orchestra first semester, led once again by Debra Thoresen, director of the Community Youth Orchestras of Boston, and a Chamber Music Workshop second semester, led by the Walden Chamber Players. The residency program is designed to provide opportunities for collaboration between the ensemble and the entire CA community through cross-

disciplinary engagement with teachers, open lectures and performances, and outreach in the local community. Concord Academy introduced its new musical partners at an assembly last April, during which the Walden Chamber Players took the stage for Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 20 No. 2, then welcomed CA students on stage to perform a trio by Franz Doppler and the first movement of Brahms’ G Major Sextet. Featured student musicians were Maia Johnstone ’10, Ron Shin ’09, John Oh ’09, Steve Kim ’10, and Ethan Magno ’11.


hey’re between two worlds.” “How many Kansas rednecks are out there who can look at a Japanese as something more than a geisha or a Tokyo Rose?” As those words from Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea were spoken in the P.A.C. last April — words I found so true to my own Asian-girl-living-inAmerica feelings — I feared I might never again make something else that is, to the core, who I am. Theater and activism are vital parts of my life, but they never really got along with each other before I directed Tea. I would participate in serious discussions about diversity, discrimination, and discord in society — then I would go to theatre class or rehearsal,

reading experimental theories and memorizing lines. They seemed like oil and water, two completely different facets — different people, different conversations, different attitudes. Ever since I saw The America Play at CA my freshman year, I had been thinking about an Asian Student Association (ASA) play. This fall, while trying to answer some internal questions about my artistic and personal self, fortune led me to read Tea, and generous support from ASA, the theatre program, and the community helped me bring it to the stage. The feedback I received was not only about the play’s artistic merit, but also about the social issues it tackles — racism, sexism, the war bride’s experience in postWWII America, and generational differences. I was particularly glad the community had paid attention to a group of characters — all actresses — that is underrepresented in theatre. I hope they realized that drama, a magnificent art, becomes even more magnificent when it connects to society in a tangible and accessible way.

In May, CA’s Theatre 3 Company used language, movement, rhythm, and rhyme to capture the free-wheeling experience of the Beat Generation in Howl. Theatre 3 students wrote the play, which was conceived and directed by CA Theatre Program Director David R. Gammons and inspired by the poem “Howl,” by beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

A scene from Sure Thing, part of An Evening of Ives — five short plays by David Ives directed by Will Herold ’09 for his Directors Seminar. Below, another Ives sketch, Soap Opera.

— Daphne Kim ’10


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A Meaningful Cup

Photos by David R. Gammons

The cast of Tea

Photos by Tim Morse



John Blacklow ’83

Christian Steiner

Works from the spring art show by (from left) Katie Krupp ’12, Cindy Do ’10, Mandy Boucher ’11, and Kate Nussenbaum ’11

Pianist John Blacklow ’83 has performed all over the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Louvre, from the Musikverein in Vienna to the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. An associate professor of music at Notre Dame, Blacklow was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Carnegie Hall and the European Concert Hall OrganC O N C O R D A C A D E M Y M A G A Z I N E FA L L 2 0 0 8

ization in 2003. He played on National Public Radio’s Performance Today last year, and has worked on several recordings, including the solo CD he released in 2008, Prism. He spoke via email with Concord Academy magazine.


How old were you when you started to play piano? Were your affinity and talent immediately obvious? According to my parents, when I was between one and two I began to figure out how to play melodies that I recognized. I would hear my mother practicing regularly, and I started lessons in first or second grade. I did advance quickly, but initially I didn’t place particular importance on playing — it was just a part of the daily routine that I sometimes enjoyed. One turning point occurred when I was eleven, during a family vacation in Europe, when I was surprised to realize that I actively missed being able to practice. Have you always leaned toward classical? What other genres interest you? All my training and most of my work is in classical, but within this path I’ve frequently crossed

into other genres. Particularly in my work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic: the orchestra often programs film music and jazz or Broadway pieces, especially in the summer season. As an “appreciator,” I am drawn to most any genre if the performance is good. I recently came across a group of seven brothers from Chicago, called Hypnotic Brass, performing on the street in New York City for a huge crowd of passersby. I wouldn’t even know what to call their genre, but regardless, their sense of ensemble, rhythm, and their particular way of listening to each other were terrific. Do you play other instruments? What about the piano inspires you? Very occasionally, I have played other keyboard instruments with the orchestra, such as celesta, electric keyboards, or harpsichord. The piano is so versatile in producing melody, harmony, counterpoint, dynamics, and rhythm. Through the pedals especially, one has the capacity to create so many layers of sound and texture. Many people have said that this single instrument contains a whole orchestra. As a solo instrument, it has inspired so many composers; as an example, Chopin’s entire output, almost, is for piano alone. I guess I have picked up inspiration through all this great music. However, it is hard to know whether it is the music that inspires me and therefore the instrument on which to play it, or whether it is a more abstract interest in the physical nature of playing the instrument, which finds expression through so many divergent styles. This might be a chicken-or-egg debate. When did you realize you were really good? In my junior year at Concord Academy, Vicki and Bob Sirota (both on the music faculty then) were invited to teach for the summer at Tanglewood, and they encouraged me to audition for the small and competitive piano program. After being accepted, I connected with other equally serious young musicians from around the world, and that opened my eyes. We had master classes with some of the most renowned pianists, and of

ichael Salomon ’05 graduated from Northwestern University with a yearlong mentorship at the Manhattan Theatre Club — an opportunity he won through “REALationships,” a competition, sponsored by the theatre and Dentyne gum, that chal-

lenged young playwrights to take on relationships in the digital age. Salomon’s winning play, RMEO+JULEZ, time-travels Shakespeare’s work into a world of texts and Tweets. Salomon’s play was staged in a showcase at the Manhattan Theatre Club in May.

Ana Luderowski ’09 wrote and directed It’s Clementine Season, My Peach for her Directors Seminar.

course could attend all the Boston Symphony concerts, as well as rehearsals. What has been your most memorable performance? Why? So many performances are memorable (and not necessarily in a positive way!). I’ve been fortunate to have performed in some of the major concert halls across Europe. Aside from the stunning acoustics, what struck me was how quietly attentive the audiences were, in venues such as Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, or London’s Wigmore Hall. The listeners were engaged in a way that I do not sense as often in this country, which is probably a result of the lack of musical exposure in most of our public schools. New York audiences are sometimes terrible — in fact, on stage during a concert at Merkin Hall, I literally heard two elderly women conversing in the front row: “See? I told you he was gonna be good!” “You didn’t say he was gonna be good, you said he’d be handsome.” That was certainly memorable. A reviewer said you have a “highly pianistic sense of fantasy.” What does that mean? I would guess that means that, in his opinion, the performance had a kind of physical spontaneity. Reviews and critiques are often so subjective; my final performance exam at Juilliard kind of sums this up. Regarding my playing of a Schumann sonata, one faculty juror wrote, “The overall concept is good, but the details need more attention.” And another juror made exactly the opposite comment: “The details are nice, but you seem to be missing the forest for the trees.” I could only laugh — in the end, one’s own intuition is vital about musical choices, and also about whose advice to follow. How do you blend or reconcile the worlds of professor and performer? These two worlds truly enhance each other. I see teaching as an interchange at the core, as opposed to an exclusively top-down flow of ideas. After all, a student’s question “why?” or “what


if?” is how understanding deepens and expands. Of course, my years of performing provide an accumulating base of experience that I share in the studio, but I am also still learning and changing as a performer — often from the interactions with my own students. Of the musicians with whom you’ve collaborated, who made the biggest impression? Tatiana Yampolsky, who was my piano teacher starting while I was at Harvard, has had one of the strongest influences. She develops a student’s sense of how to practice, which is not as self-evident as it may seem; it requires a keen sensitivity to the physics and even biology of playing, connecting the body to the music. She is one of the rare and dedicated artist/teachers who will declare, “If we have to, we will sit here all day until you find that phrasing” — and this means a phrase with your own sound and voice. More recently, I have had a fascinating collaboration with Barbara White, who teaches composition at Princeton. Often, performers are taught to simply carry out the written instructions of the composer, like following Mapquest. But when she and I have prepared her compositions for recordings or concerts, the lines of creativity are blurred — music on a printed page may not yet “exist” until it is heard in the form of sound. Of course, we as interpreters honor what is in the score, but the harder job is to internalize what is “behind the notes” to the point that it is our own voice speaking — like an actor immersed in a character. What recent performances or works should we know about? This past year, I performed on NPR’s Performance Today and on a concert series in Paris in the Louvre auditorium; also in Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Chicago, as well as at various festivals, including at the Hollywood Bowl. This fall, I will be performing several concerts with the violinist Hahn-Bin — at the Kennedy Center, at Carnegie Hall’s new Zankel Hall, and at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I am also in the middle of several recording projects:

two CDs of solo and chamber works by contemporary composers and a recording of Soviet-era sonatas for cello and piano. Did any CA teachers or classes put you on the road to being a professional musician? I think that, in the largest sense, CA’s deep underlying philosophy of “learning for its own sake” created a healthy environment in which I could develop artistically and as a person. I remember being very impressed at my interview (conducted by Ron Richardson), when I learned that CA had no class rank and awarded no academic prizes. This mindset was a huge contrast with my later experience at the Juilliard School, where fellow students often seemed to be motivated mainly by material or financial success. Something I value in particular is the fact that so many CA teachers, in virtually every department, would attend performances at school and would express their genuine interest. Music faculty such as Sandra Rosenblum, Vicki and Bob Sirota, and Maynard Goldman were very generous with their time and energy — and in their own artistic careers were unusually distinguished for high school. Mr. Goldman would sometimes perform with the student chamber groups, then we’d see him performing at Symphony Hall. How was it being so dedicated to your craft and talented in high school? It seemed that so many students at CA “did their thing,” very often quite passionately, and with a striking independence of spirit for ages fourteen to eighteen. There did not seem to be an emphasis on being a “star,” so while my piano playing was appreciated by peers, I didn’t feel put on a pedestal. I remember so many fellow students immersed in music, but also writers, actors, painters. Some of my non-musician friends have had the most perceptive things to say about my music, maybe more so than a music colleague who might be more likely to ask, “Did you lift up the pedal on the third beat of measure 62?” I guess both are crucial — the forest and the trees.


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David R. Gammons


Photos by Dan Sanford


SPRING HIGHLIGHTS The boys tennis team finished a successful (and rainy) season with a 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 record and a third-place finish in the Eastern Independent League (EIL). Senior Jake Dockterman, the team captain, was named to the All-League team, along with sophomore Josh Suneby. The team will return a strong group next season, led once again by Head Coach Eric Meyer, who will be in his seventeenth year with the program. The girls tennis team got off to a quick start last spring, led by seniors Sarah Thornton and Jenna Troop. The team won its first four matches, and ended with a fourth-place finish in the EIL.

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the league: captain Will Taylor ’09 (All-League) and Chris Walker-Jacks ’12 (honorable mention), as well as Daniel Mansuri ’11 (honorable mention, in his first year as goalie).

The boys lacrosse team, led by first-year head coach Dave Ghormley, was competitive in every game and ended its season with big wins over Beaver Country Day School and Lexington Christian Academy. Three players were recognized by

One of CA’s youngest baseball teams ever improved throughout the season, and longtime coach Howie Bloom is excited to see how a more experienced group fares next spring. The team qualified for the EIL end-of-season tournament.

CA’s sailing team took to the Charles River in Cape Cod Mercurys and Club 420s, placing sixth out of twenty teams in the 420 division and fifth in the Cape Cod Mercury division.

Standout Tim Chamberlin ’12 was named an EIL All-League honorable mention. The experience and keen leadership of senior captains Adrianna Duffy and Monica Stadecker were essential to a largely young and inexperienced girls lacrosse team. Season highlights included two wins with more than twenty goals scored in each. Julia Dyer ’10 led in scoring, finishing with more than fifty points in goals and assists. Monica and Julia were chosen by league coaches to play in the Connie Walkwitz NEPSWLA All-Star Game in May. Sarah Faulkner Hugenberger ’94 completed her first year as head coach.

CA’s softball team was energized by a solid group of returning players and some promising new talent. The team was guided by two-time EIL All-Leaguer Hannah Kaemmer ’09, who led the league in batting this season with a .724 average. In its inaugural year, the club track and field team ran, jumped, and hurdled under the inspiration of coach Jon Waldron. The team had multiple scorers at the EIL championship meet in May, including senior Eric Edelstein’s second-place finish in the 1500 and fourth-place finish in the 800, and senior Stephanie Malek’s third-place finish in the girls 800.


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The Ultimate Frisbee team finished its season at the Greenfield Ultimate Tournament in Greenfield, Massachusetts, bringing home a third-place finish. The team’s only loss of the day was against a nationally ranked team. For the second time in three years, CA won the Spirit of the Game Award, given to the team that best demonstrates teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirited play.


A LUMNA E/ I C OR NER Sam Smith ’05 (third from left, holding trophy) was a key part of the Williams College women’s crew team, which won its fourth consecutive NCAA Division III Rowing Championship this year. Midfielder Chelsey Bowman ’08 started every game for Harvard’s women’s lacrosse team. Two CAers played at Colby: John Moriarty ’07, lacrosse, and Trip Smith ’08, tennis. Patrick Walker ’08 pitched for Denison’s baseball team, which had a 21–19 season.

Ted Tyler

Fannie Watkinson ’08 made the women’s A team for Ultimate Frisbee at Stanford.

Focused on Running


OR JON WALDRON , coaching running is

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not about teaching. An accomplished runner who’s logged more than 60,000 miles, the head coach of CA’s boys cross-country team and the new club track and field team believes that coaching is about inspiring people to care about something. When people care about running, “they’ll sleep more, they’ll eat well, they’ll attend every practice and race,” he said. “Caring about something allows you to make good choices. It makes you a better person.” Waldron first fell in love with running when he was in fourth grade and ran around his house—literally. “I had measured the distance with a yardstick and it was about one hundred yards, so I figured eighteen times around would be a little over a mile,” he said. “I became fascinated with the idea of using my legs to get places instead of using a car, bus, or bike.” By the time he was in seventh grade, Waldron was running every morning before school and competing in the mile—the longest event for his age. Despite narrowly missing his goal to run a mile in less than five minutes in eighth grade, Waldron’s affection for and commitment to the sport were established. In high school, he competed on the varsity cross-country and track teams, but was often


at odds with his coaches. “I viewed running as exploration, both physical and intellectual, and I hated doing things simply because the coach told me to,” he said. “I didn’t accept that you needed to turn your brain off when you became an athlete.” Between his sophomore and junior years, he ran five hundred miles and improved enough to place ninth in the state. During the spring of his senior year, he ran a 4:27 mile, a school record that stood for thirteen years. But shortly after high school, he stopped running. Waldron moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he “read, wrote, and worked.” Two years after high school, he enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and majored in music and English. Instead of running, his new love was learning. Immersed in his classes, Waldron was barely aware that the city of Eugene, one hundred miles away, had become a running mecca, the birthplace of Nike and home of the University of Oregon, where legendary runner Steve Prefontaine had won seven NCAA titles in cross-country and track during the early seventies. It wasn’t until after college, when Waldron moved back to Cambridge with his soon-to-be wife Ann, that he thought of running again. “We were watching a road race one day,” he said, “and Ann asked me what place I thought I’d finish in if I were in the race. I said, ‘Probably tenth.’” Shortly after, he signed up for a seven-mile race and placed . . . tenth. “I felt good,” said Waldron, who continued to run during lunch breaks and in occasional 10Ks. “I was reminded how enjoyable running is, how much it straightens out my head and helps me focus.” Waldron, a project manager at Nuance Communications, didn’t coach until his own children were running at Newton North High School, where he was hired to work with distance runners. He was named head coach of the cross-country team at CA in 2007. That year, the boys team won the Eastern Independent League Championship. In 2008, the team repeated as EIL champions and Waldron was named EIL Coach of the Year. To Waldron, CA represents a unique confluence of shared values and students who are inspired to care — about many things, including running. “I’ve always had a good feeling about CA,” he said. “Sometimes it feels like CA and I were separated at birth.” — Tara Bradley

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Tim Morse

Report of Giving 2008â&#x20AC;&#x201C;09

Thank you for being there.

H E F O LLO W I N G PA G ES tell a great story.

Having seen our three children thrive at Concord Academy—each of them different, each of them appreciated as an individual—my wife Carol and I know that CA is an unusual school, a place that truly inspires learning and helps kids grow into their best selves. It is clear from this Report of Giving that many others feel the same appreciation and gratitude that we feel, and the same desire to give back. When we tell the CA story, we always talk proudly about the inspiring teachers, the caring advisors and house parents, the strong leaders, and the wonderful mix of smart, interesting students. We mention the close partnerships between faculty and students and the friendships that last a lifetime. But each year the Report of Giving tells another part of the CA story: the part that makes the rest come alive. It’s a story that stretches across generations, from CA’s oldest alumnae to its most recent graduates, and it includes a huge supporting cast of parents, grandparents, and friends. When Rick Hardy arrived this past summer as CA’s tenth head of school, it was wonderful to tell him that story of ongoing support and welcome him to a community that cares so much about what Concord Academy does for kids every day. Thank you for knowing how much CA matters, and for giving so generously of your time and resources during the past year.

Welcoming CA’s New Board President

John J. Moriarty p’02, ’05, ’07, a member of Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees since 1999, took over as president in July, succeed-


ing Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’63, who has been named the Levy Institute Research Professor at


Bard College. Moriarty, a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover and Johns Hopkins University,

John J. Moriarty, p’02, ’05, ’07 President, Board of Trustees

is president of John Moriarty & Associates, a commercial building contractor. Moriarty is a member of the board of directors of the Winchester Co-operative Bank and serves on the board of he NashobaBrooks School; he was president of the board of Belmont Day School and a member of the facilities committee at the Fenn School.


Board of Trustees Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’63; President John J. Moriarty p’02, ’05, ’07; First Vice President Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89; Second Vice President Jeffrey L. Eberle p’99, ’04; Treasurer Frances Savoia Brown p’04; Secretary Jacob A. Dresden; Head of School D. Pike Aloian p’03 Elizabeth Ballantine ’66 Paul Barth p’06, ’10 Peter Blacklow ’87 W. Anthony Brooke p’07, ’09, ’13 Ian T. Douglas p’05, ’07, ’10 Thomas J. First ’85 Lisa Frusztajer ’80, p’10 Keith B. Gelb ’88 Silvia Gosnell p’10 Ann L. Gund p’08 Sandra Willett Jackson ’61

Lori W. Lander p’06, ’09, ’13 Mary B. Malhotra ’78, p’10 David Michaelis ’75 Maureen Mulligan ’80 Sarah E. Muyskens ’72 Susan Hall Mygatt p’99, ’01 Erin Pastuszenski p’10 Kate Pugh ’83 Maia Y. Sharpley ’85 Karmala Sherwood Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65 Lowell S. Smith p’05, ’08 Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ’94

Life Trustees John E. Abele p’86, ’87, ’90 Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65, p’95 Marion Freeman ’69 Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70

Departing Trustees AT THE FINAL BOARD MEETING of the year, the following departing board members were recognized for contributing innumerable hours and a range of expertise toward advancing Concord Academy’s mission. Concord Academy acknowledges with deep gratitude the wisdom, time, energy, resources, and talents they have extended to the school during their years of service.

Frances Savoia Brown p’04 Jacob A. Dresden Thomas J. First ’85 Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’63 Lori W. Lander p’06, ’09, ’13 David Michaelis ’75

Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees 2008–09


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Tim Morse

Volunteer Leadership

Many thanks to the following volunteers who served Concord Academy during 2008 – 09 in leadership, fundraising, and other capacities.


CA Parents Executive Committee Erin Pastuszenski p’10 President

Charitable Giving by Source and Purpose in 2008–09 Gifts received between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009

Marie Cullen-Oliver p’06, ’09 Vice President, Parent Outreach Programs Fan Watkinson p’08, ’10 Vice President, Campus Service Programs Gabrielle Dockterman p’09 Vice President, Special Events Althea Kaemmer p’09, ’12 Vice President, Community Support Committees Janet Benvenuti p’09 Secretary Liz Suneby p’11 Parent News Coordinator

Annual Fund

Restricted Giving

Capital Giving







Current Parents





Parents of Alumnae/i





























Faculty/Staff Students Grandparents Corporations/Foundations

Linda Lawrence p’09 Boarding Parent Representative

Friends and Other

Jay Yang p’10 International Parent Representative

Grand Total

Margaret Sullivan p’09 Member at Large

Alumnae/i Council Maureen Mulligan ’80 President Vicki Huber ’75, p’07, ’09, ’13 Vice President; Chair, Nominating


• Trustees, who are represented in various constituencies above, contributed an overall total of $1,729,505 to Concord Academy this year. • Gifts are recorded in only one category, even if a constituent has multiple affiliations. • None of the columns include pledges. For Capital Giving, the total in gifts and pledges is $9,732,615.

Revenue and Expenses for 2008–09* Revenue

Expenses General and Administrative 26.3%

Kate Pugh ’83 Vice President; Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Daniel Towvim ’91 Vice President, Chair, Outreach Lauren Bruck ’85 Secretary Stephanie Solakian Goldstein ’91 Chair, Communications and Class Secretaries

Annual Fund 11.9%

Tuition 74.8%

Endowment 10.1%

Educational Program 40.4%

Auxiliary Programs — Net 1.8%

Kelsey Stratton ’99 Chair, Events

Miscellaneous 1.4%


Katharine Rae Schmitt ’62, p’88 Chair, Joan Shaw Herman Committee

Financial Aid 12.7% Debt Service 4.1%

Daniel Towvim ’91 Vice President; Chair, Outreach Rebecca Watriss ’95 Chair, Reunions Jamie Klickstein ’86 Vice Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Trelane Clark ’92 Vice Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Nicholas Deane ’01 Cochair, Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC) Michael Firestone ’01 Cochair, Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC)


Physical Plant, Food Service 16.5%

* Source: Unaudited results; net margin from auxiliary programs included in revenue

Lewis Salas ’09 Senior Class Representative Jenna Troop ’09 Senior Class Representative Hye Sung Han ’10 Junior Class Representative Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ’76, p’13 Ex Officio, Director of Alumnae/i Programs

Patricia Wolcott Berger ’47 Madeleine Blanz-Mayo ’86 Katherine Flather Breen ’48 Laura Ferraro Close ’79 Carolyn Smith Davies ’55 Nancy Denardo ’76, p’08 Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler ’61, p’95 Janet He ’06 Bryan Hobgood ’05 Anne Lawson ’80

James Lichoulas ’91 Martha Livingston ’78 Laura Richardson Payson ’47 George Perkins ’75 Virginia Redpath ’65 Jonathan Schechner ’98 Jeffrey Schneider ’91 Monica Wulff Steinert ’57, gp’11, ’13 Tracy Welch ’89

The Annual Fund Scores! Each year, your gifts to the Annual Fund help keep the CA experience special. From scholarships to academic technology, from art and athletic supplies to maintaining our historic campus, the work of the school could not happen without your generosity.

THANK YOU for supporting all things CA with your 2008 – 09 annual gifts!

Kate Pugh ’83 Trustee; Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Trelane Clark ’92 Vice-Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Jamie Klickstein ’86 Vice-Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund Lisa Frusztajer ’80, p’10 Trustee; Chair, Parent Annual Fund Thomas § and Georgia Gosnell gp’10, p’73 Chair, Grandparent Annual Fund




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Academic Dean John Drew shows off his sky hook at the annual Faculty-Student Charity Basketball Game.

Annual Fund

The Dresden Challenge ( ❖ ) To honor departing Head of School Jake Dresden, two generous donors, an alumna and a past parent, established The Dresden Challenge, which matched every new and increased gift to the Annual Fund, up to a total of $750,000. We are pleased to announce that we reached this goal —thanks to 1,111 donors who made new or increased gifts to the school. Their generosity is a testament and tribute to Jake’s successful tenure at the school. The Main Street Circle ( ❂ ), a Consecutive Giving Program, recognizes members of the community who have contributed to the Annual Fund for five consecutive years and recent graduates who have contributed to the Annual Fund every year since their graduation from CA.

Leadership Donors The following donors have made leadership gifts of $1,000 ($500 for the classes of 1999–2008) or more to the Annual Fund program during the 2008–2009 fiscal year (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009).

Gold Founders’ Council ($50,000 +)

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this report. If you find an error, we apologize and ask that you call the Advancement Office with corrections at (978) 402-2240.

Forrest and Marcie Berkley ❖ Jennifer Johnson ’59 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. William H. Kremer ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Neil E. Rasmussen ❖ Burton and Gloria Rose ❂ ❖ Anonymous (5)

Silver Founders’ Council ($25,000–$49,999)

The Annual Fund listings do not include multi-year pledges.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blumenthal David G. Fubini and Bertha P. Rivera ❖ Frank A. Ingari and Margaret A. Sullivan ❖ Lucy-Ann McFadden ’70 ❂ ❖ Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 ❂ ❖ John and Carol Moriarty ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Neil Pappalardo ❖ Young June Yang and Hea Kyung Ahn ❖ Anonymous


Founders’ Council ($10,000–$24,999)

The Lander Family ❂ ❖ Joo Yeon Lee ❖ Vikram and Mary B. Malhotra ’78 ❂ Elizabeth Mallon ’87 John McCluskey and Margaret Ramsey McCluskey ❖ Trevor Miller and Kim Williams ❂ ❖ Bob and Alison Murchison ❖ James S. Normile and Dore Hammond Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Owades Kevin and Leila Parke ❖ Mary Poole ’59 ❂ ❖ Kate Pugh ’83 ❂ ❖ Mark and Etta Rosen ❂ ❖ Adrian and Nina Urban Sawczuk ’80 ❂ ❖ Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65 ❂ ❖ Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ’94 ❂ Eric and Carolyn S. Stein ❖ Ben and Kate Taylor ❖ Andrew M. Troop and Andrea Sussman ❖ Richard and Susan Walters ❖ Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wilson ❖ Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Wright ❖

Leadership Council ($5,000–$9,999)

D. Pike Aloian ❖ Charles and Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65 ❂ Elizabeth Ballantine ’66 ❂ ❖ Robert Biggar ’87 ❖ Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden ’64 ❖ Carolyn Smith Davies ’55 ❂ ❖ Jeffrey and Molly Eberle ❂ ❖ Isabel Fonseca ’79 ❖ Keith Gelb ’88 Ethan E. Jacks and Maryellen Walker-Jacks ❖ Sang Bong Kim and Soon Hee Lee ❖ Suk Soo Kim and Hye Young Moon ❖


DeWitt and Kelly Clemens ❖ Wendell B. Colson and Joanne R. Casper ❖ Nathan and Nancy Colt Couch ’50 ❂ Carl F. Douglas ’84 ❖ Charles § and Sylvia Erhart ❂ Stephen Erhart ’79 Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss ❂ Diane L’Etoile Hood ’53 § ❂ ❖ Jonathan and Tracey Hurd Sanghun Kim and Sora Noh Woong Chul and Sookheui Y. Kim Sung Jin Kwon and Kang Won Cho ❖ Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’63 ❂ ❖ Byeong Cheol and Yunhee Lee ❖ Chun Bong Lee and Eun Sil Kim Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lehner ❖ John and Theresa Levinson ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Lie Nils and Muriel Luderowski ❂ ❖ Martin Lueck and Nancy Traversy ❖ Richard A. Lumpkin ❂ Leander and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 ❂ ❖ Marc and Jill Conway Mehl ’85 Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64 ❖ Frederick Millham and Laura M. Prager ❖ Amanda Zinsser Moffat ’79 ❂ ❖ Lauren Norton ’77 ❂ Albert A. Notini and Barbara R. Jezak ❂ ❖ Wayne and Marie Oliver ❂ ❖ Stefano Paci ’80 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Pastuszenski ❖ Cynthia Phelps ’64 ❂ Edith Cowles Poor ’39 ❂ John and Lucia Quinn ❖ Marc and Linda Robidas Robert K. Rodat and Mollie D. Miller Joel B. Rosen and Addie L. Swartz ❖ Denise Rueppel Santomero ’77 ❂ Kurt and Susan Schwartz ❖ Jonathan Shapiro ’87 ❖ Thomas Shapiro ❂ ❖ Maia Sharpley ’85 Michael and Chris Smith ❖ Mr. and Mrs. David P. Southwell ❂ ❖ Susan Garth Stott ’59 ❖ Anne Adler Tarbell ’77 ❂ Stuart Warner ’77 ❂ Chang Rok Woo and Ho Geun Chung ❂ Anonymous

Benefactors’ Council ($2,500–$4,999)

Paul S. Barth and Kathy Knight ❂ ❖ Bruce Beal ’88 ❂ Robert A. Beckwitt and Barbara J. Hughey ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Becton, Jr. ❂ Steven Bercu Priscilla Kidder Blevins ’77 ❖ Victoria Urban Broer ’78 ❖ Douglas R. Brown ❖ Frances S. Brown ❂ ❖ Michael Bruck ’88 ❖ Jennifer Burleigh ’85 Jong Han Chi and Hyun Ok Kim

Holladay Rust Bank ’72 ❂ ❖ Mary Shaw Beard ’50 ❂ ❖ Brooks Beisch ’83 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. David F. Benson Peter Blacklow ’87 ❂ ❖ Jack and Susan Brown Roger Brown and Linda Mason ❂ A. James and Elizabeth S. Casner ❖ Amy Cammann Cholnoky ’73 ❂ Irene Chu ’76 ❂ Natalie Churchill ’60 ❂ ❖ John F. Cogan and Mary L. Cornille ❖

John G. Conley and Elizabeth G. Awalt Alice Smith Cornish ’40 § ❂ Jane DeBevoise ’72 ❂ ❖ Dr. and Mrs. David A. Dockterman ❖ Ian T. Douglas and Kristin Harris ❂ ❖ Jacob and Pat Dresden ❂ ❖ Amy Dunbar ’74 ❂ ❖ Lisa Eckstein ’93 ❂ ❖ Corson Ellis and Marion Freeman ’69 ❂ ❖ Lucy Rand Everts ’41 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stona Fitch ❖ George and Lisa Foote ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Frank Rebecca Trafton Frischkorn ’71 ❂ John Goldberg and Julie Faber ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John P. Green, Jr. ❂ ❖ Paula S. Greenman Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Jung Soo Han ❖ Sang Won Han and So Young Lee ❖ Myung C. Hyun and Nan S. Lee ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Kemp ❂ Bong Taek Kong and In Woo Nam ❖ Hyun Kwak and Mi Won Kim ❖ David Lax and Ilana Manolson ❖ Ju-Wen and Han-Ting Lin ❖ Lucia Woods Lindley ’55 ❂ ❖ Rose Lynch ’67 ❂ ❖ Stephen and Kim Maire ❂ Muzammil Mansuri and Diana Stork ❖ Mr. and Mrs. David S. McCue ❖ John McGee and Laila Haddad ’81 Thomas M. Metzold and Karen B. Manor Ick H. Nam and Yeon J. Kim ❖ Edward Nicolson ’83 ❂ Hoon-Sup and Yong Oh ❂ Susan Packard Orr ’64 ❂ Krid and Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ’73 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hyo Sang Park ❂ Evgenia Peretz ’87 Oliver Platt and Camilla Campbell ❖ Ann Wilson Porteus ’59 ❂ ❖ Wendy Powers ’74 ❂ ❖ Howard and Robin Reisman ❖ Judith Speckman Russell ’59 ❂ ❖ Philip Schwartz ’80 ❂ Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Smythe Jill Soffer ’77 Nancy Bentinck-Smith Soulette ’63 ❂ William Thornton Sarah Trafton ’70 ❂ ❖ Carl and Sharon Turissini ❖ Larry Tye and Lisa Frusztajer ’80 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Glen Urban ❂ Jane Waldfogel ’72 ❂ Malcolm M. Walsh and Kathleen J. O’Hara Lisa Weissmann and Debra Shapiro ❖ Linzee Weld ’74 ❖ Meg and Don Wilson ❖ Rosemary Wilson ’59 ❖ John W. Winkelman and Janet Wozniak Bertram and Laima Zarins Anonymous



Headmaster’s Council ($1,000–$2,499)

Augustina Admadjaja ’88 ❖ Sunredi Admadjaja ’90 ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Allio ❂ James B. Baldwin and Dana A. Zadorozny ❖ Robert Drew and Denise Simon Basow ❖ Carrie Minot Bell ’73 ❂ ❖ Patricia Wolcott Berger ’47 ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Seth D. Bilazarian Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Birge III ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Brown ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruce ❖ Lauren Bruck ’85 Elizabeth Bullitt ’67 ❂ Elizabeth Cabot ’79 ❂ ❖ Andrew and Margaret Cachel ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John Cao ❖ William and Fiona Carr ❖ Katharine J. Carter Jennifer Caskey ’67 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Evans W. Cheeseman, Jr. ❂ ❖ Arthur A. Ciociola and Catherine Hinkle ’75 ❖ Alice Hutchins Clark ’34 ❖ David and Rosemary Baldwin Coffin ’40 ❂ ❖ Mary H. Cogan ❖ Charles Collier ’85 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Collier ❂ Louise Taft Cooke ’66 ❖ Judy Bentinck-Smith Covin ’60 ❂ John J. Dau Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Davidson ❂ ❖ Jane Nilan Davis ’54 ❖ Peter B. and Anna L. Davol ❂ ❖ Anthony and Varangkana Lamsam de Leon ’79 ❂ ❖ Krongkamol de Leon ’08 ❂ ❖ Rebecca Derby ’84 ❖ Sarah McClary Dewey ’48 § William Dewey ’84 ❂ Anne Nordblom Dodge ’68 ❂ Hebe Smythe Doneski ’85 ❂ Eliza Howe Earle ’67 ❂ Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’65 ❂ Christine Fairchild ’75 ❂ ❖ Phyllis Rothschild Farley ’42 Diana Frothingham Feinberg ’52 ❂ ❖ Thomas First ’85 Max Follettie and Joan Bell Dean Forbes ’83 Lucy Eddy Fox ’69 ❂ ❖ Rebecca MacMillan Fox ’66 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Ms. Daniel Fradkin Gary and Lisa Garmon ❖ Carl and Patricia Geyer ❖ Nancy Gillespie ’75 ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Z. Ginsberg and Larry Sodano ❖ David Goldberg ’88 ❂ Ben Gomes-Casseres and Susan Wexler ❖ Neva Rockefeller Goodwin ’62 Thomas § and Georgia Gosnell Elizabeth Green ’91 ❂ ❖ Janice Gregory ’68 ❂


Michael Hamer and Clare Warburton ❖ Myron and Meredith Rollins Hamer ’52 Dudley and Ellen Smith Harde ’62 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Harrison Caroline Harwood ’69 ❖ Margaret Richey Hauge ’75 ❂ Andrew Heimert ’89 ❂ ❖ Mary Ann McDonald Hetzer ’71 ❖ Joy Peterson Heyrman ’77 ❂ Emily R. Hoppe ❖ Andrew Hoppin ’89 ❖ Jonathan and Ann Hubbard ❖ William Hubbard and Lee Ann Bartow ❖ Timothy and Mary Hult ❂ Gale Hurd ’61 ❂ Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 ❂ ❖ Tilia Klebenov Jacobs ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Ranbir S. Jaggi ❖ J. Brown Johnson ’70 ❂ ❖ Alan Joslin and Deborah Epstein ❂ ❖ Wing Sommers Keith ’76 ❖ Jennifer Keller ’86 ❂ ❖ Young Bae Kim Katharine Kinsolving ’78 ❂ Henry A. Kissinger Jamie Klickstein ’86 ❂ Betty Knake ❖ Jean Dunbar Knapp ’77 ❂ Katharine Kolowich ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Koppel ❖ Lee Kort ’81 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Werner H. Kramarsky ❂ Peter and Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 ❂ Deirdre Lavieri ’76 ❂ Lindsey C. Lawrence ❖ Joan Corbin Lawson ’49 ❂ ❖ Thomas and Barbara Leggat ❖ Jonathan Lewin ’93 ❂ Peter Xiaoran Li ’02 ❖ James Lichoulas ’91 ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Jongchoo Lim ❖ Helen Whiting Livingston ’41 ❖ Peter and Babette Loring ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Mallett Annie Mancini ’01 Noel Farnsworth Mann ’56 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCann ❖ Alida Rockefeller Messinger ’67 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Meyerson ❖ David Michaelis ’75 ❂ Thomas and Susan Miller ❖ Steven M. Mirin and Margaret S. McKenna ❖ Sarah Munro Murray ’78 ❂ Sarah Muyskens ’72 ❂ ❖ Sam and Susan Hall Mygatt ❂ Paul and Pamela Ness Jennifer Newbold ’78 ❂ Judith Bourne Newbold ’55 ❂ Mr. and Ms. Stephen D. Newton Ronald Nordin and Leslie Nicholson ❂ Ray Ford and Marion Odence-Ford ’82 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Emilio M. Ortiz Susan Sherer Osnos ’65 ❂ Julie Packard ’70 ❂ Charles F. Perrault and Beth J. Anastopoulos ❖

Douglas W. Phillips and Eileen Mullen Raymond J. Pohl and Lisa M. Botticelli ❖ Julia Preston ’69 ❂ ❖ Marion Preston ’69 ❂ ❖ Sally du Pont Quinn ’71 ❂ David and Robin Ray ❖ Virginia Redpath ’65 ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Todd K. Rowe ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ruscak ❖ Channing and Deborah Russell ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sarno ❖ Pamela Safford and Dan Covell ❂ ❖ Jenny Scheu ’69 ❂ ❖ Thomas and Katharine Rea Schmitt ’62 ❂ Nancy Schoeffler ’69 ❂ ❖ Thomas L. Schuster and Ute Dietrich-Schuster Jacqueline van der Horst Sergent ’75 ❂ ❖ Karen Mayfield Seymour ’76 ❂ ❖ Lee Shane ’85 ❂ ❖ Nancy Megowen Shane ’51 ❂ ❖ Lindsay Davidson Shea ’67 Anne Michie Sherman ’39 ❂ ❖ Seung Heon Shin and Hyun Ji Kim ❖ Tony Siesfeld and Cammy Thomas ❂ Mr. and Ms. Mark I. Siewers Chung-Kai and Ying-Yee Chan Sin Thapanee Sirivadhanabhakdi ’96 Catherine Smith ’71 ❖ Karen R. Sollins ❂ Joia Spooner-Wyman ’96 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stafford ❖ Enid M. Starr ❂ ❖ Sherman H. Starr ❖ Marjorie Staub Alan and Monica Wulff Steinert ’57 ❂ ❖ Nathaniel Stevens ’84 ❂ ❖ Sandy and Lucille Stott ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Sullivan Robert Sweeny ❖ Sharon Swindell ’78 ❂ Ann Fritts Syring ’64 ❂ Evelyn McKinstry Thorne ’44 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Urban Melissa Vail ’70 ❂ Edith Van Slyck ’57 ❂ Mary Wadleigh ’64 ❂ Dr. and Mrs. David F. Walther Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Weissmann Thomas E. Wilcox and E. Whitney Ransome ❂ Edith Wilkie Edwards ’64 Willliam and Susan Wood ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Chalmers Wright ’62 ❂ Rick Yeiser and Ruth Einstein ❂ Yee Tak and Kam Lin W. Yung ❖ Peter Zimble ’86 Preston and Elise Zoller ❂ ❖ Anonymous (7)


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Gifts from Alumnae/i

CLASS OF 1949 ! 60th REUNION Participation: 55% Annual Fund: $2,450 Restricted Giving: $19,193 Total: $21,643 Reunion Committee Sylvia Shaw Brandhorst Nancy Billings Bursaw Constance Ludington Drayton Marian Cameron Korbet

Participation percentages and class dollar totals for all non-reunion classes are for the Annual Fund only. Participation percentages and class dollar totals for reunion classes include gifts for the Annual Fund and gifts for other purposes.


Betsy Doughty Debevoise


Ruth Brooks Drinker § CLASS OF 1932

Mary Sage Shakespeare ❖ CLASS OF 1934 ! 75th REUNION Participation: 50% Annual Fund: $2,150

Alice Hutchins Clark ❖ Virginia Vialle Pratt ❂ Ledlie Laughlin Woolsey ❖ CLASS OF 1935

Eugenia Clark Boies ❖ CLASS OF 1936 Participation: 100% Annual Fund: $105

Louisa Garfield Browne ❂ Anne Perkins Mitchell Helen Reynolds Smith ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 1937 Participation: 100%

Emily Rand Herman ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 1938 Participation: 67% Annual Fund: $300 CONCORD ACADEMY MAGAZINE / REPORT OF GIVING

Nancy Parker Clark Mary Cochran Emerson ❖ Jocelyn Fleming Gutchess ❂ Lydia Cobb Perkins ❂ CLASS OF 1939 ! 70th REUNION Participation: 25% Annual Fund: $6,200

Edith Cowles Poor ❂ Anne Michie Sherman ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 1940 Participation: 88% Annual Fund: $7,349


Rosemary Baldwin Coffin ❂ ❖ Alice Smith Cornish § ❂ Mary Thorpe Ellison ❂ Lucy Richardson Rand ❂ ❖ Shirley White Scaife § ❂ Anonymous (2) CLASS OF 1941 Participation: 67% Annual Fund: $7,700

Joan Talcott Batchelor ❂ Lucy Rand Everts ❂ ❖ Sarah Foss ❂ ❖ Olivia Swaim LeFeaver ❂ Helen Whiting Livingston ❂ ❖ Julie Turner McNulty ❂ Elizabeth Twitchell Snyder ❂ Mary Rowse West CLASS OF 1942 Participation: 67% Annual Fund: $2,000

Margaret Fenn Borden ❂ ❖ Katharine Muller Bullitt ❂ Phyllis Rothschild Farley Eleanor Gooding Hallowell ❖ Rosamond Brooks McDowell ❂ Elizabeth Day Moulton ❂ CLASS OF 1943 Participation: 40% Annual Fund: $250

Jean Kemble ❂ Angela Barry Smith ❂ CLASS OF 1944 ! 65th REUNION Participation: 50% Annual Fund: $1,800 Restricted Giving: $4,000 Total: $5,800 Reunion Committee Anna Borden Sides Evelyn McKinstry Thorne

Eleanor Boit ❂ Lucia Cabot Cipolla ❂ ❖ Elizabeth des Cognets ❖ Flora Fay Ninelles ❖ Anna Borden Sides ❂ Evelyn McKinstry Thorne ❂

CLASS OF 1945 Participation: 17%

Helen Bowser Revel ❖ CLASS OF 1946 Participation: 69% Annual Fund: $835

Deborah Perry Clark ❂ Sara Hill Friedlander ❂ Elizabeth Eames Hooper Corinne Benson Johnson ❂ Edith Ham Jonas ❖ Hannah Snider Keevil ❂ Nancy DeVeau Lamson ❖ Alice Hitchcock Morrish ❂ ❖ H. Lawrence Pierce ❖ Mary Bordman Scudder ❂ Penelope Weadock Slough ❂ CLASS OF 1947 Participation: 57% Annual Fund: $3,342

Patricia Wolcott Berger ❂ Joan Barry Brookes Elizabeth Appel Brown ❂ Elizabeth Enders Costikyan ❂ Martha Meyer Douglas ❖ Mary Leigh Morse Houston ❂ Laura Richardson Payson ❂ Edith Clarke Wolff ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 1948 Participation: 71% Annual Fund: $2,595

Katherine Flather Breen Adelaide Eicks Comegys ❂ Mary Lawrence Curry Ann Bemis Day ❖ Sarah McClary Dewey § Katharine Eaton Dreier ❂ ❖ Zoe Comninos Eleftherio Pamela Cash Fisher ❂ ❖ Diane Sargent Margaret Winsor Stubbs ❂ Edith Daniels Tucker Angela Middleton Wilkins ❖ ❂❖

Ellen McMillan Aman ❂ Joyce Bisbee Andrews ❖ Sylvia Shaw Brandhorst ❂ Nancy Billings Bursaw ❂ ❖ Nancy Read Coville ❖ Constance Ludington Drayton ❂ Joan Corbin Lawson ❂ ❖ Nancy Daniels Oliver ❂ Rosalind Appel Ritchie ❂ Blakeley Robinson Waite § Margaret Johnson Whitehouse ❖ Joyce Swan Wilson ❂ CLASS OF 1950 Participation: 44% Annual Fund: $8,225 Class Agent: Nancy Colt Couch

Helen Purves Barnard ❖ Mary Shaw Beard ❂ ❖ Nancy Colt Couch ❂ Dayle Peterson Goddard ❂ ❖ Dianne Stuart Humes ❂ Janet Lovejoy ❖ Caroline Grote Snyder ❖ Louise Brooks Strandberg ❂ CLASS OF 1951 Participation: 21% Annual Fund: $2,275

Nancy Biddle Bates ❂ Nancy Douglass Gale ❖ Nancy Megowen Shane ❂ ❖ Cynthia Heath Sunderland ❂ CLASS OF 1952 Participation: 75% Annual Fund: $4,275

Robin Welch Ashley § ❖ Maud Palmer Barton ❂ Cecily Clark ❂ ❖ Elinor DeFord Crane ❂ Lucy Faulkner Davison ❂ Diana Frothingham Feinberg ❂ ❖ Meredith Rollins Hamer Jean Phillips Kelly ❂ Elisabeth Grote Lay ❂ Jean Dunbar Maryborn Joan Watson McCabe ❖ Constance Boyd Skewes ❂ Jacqueline Walker Smith Nancy Crocker Stewart ❖ Corinne Byers Sucsy ❂

LeMoyne Dodge Sylvester ❂ Anne Christian Tedeschi ❖ Elizabeth Ritchie Topper ❂ CLASS OF 1953 Participation: 53% Annual Fund: $7,050

Carolyn Parks Bernhardt ❖ Lavinia Davis Downs ❂ Gale Robb Guild ❂ ❖ Diane L’Etoile Hood § ❂ ❖ Anne Preston Knowlton Elisabeth Jenney Paige ❂ Shelley Smith Ruston ❂ Janet Ward Stephens ❂ Mary Jenney Stewart ❖ Dorothea Wyman Thomas ❂ CLASS OF 1954 ! 55th REUNION Participation: 54% Annual Fund: $2,510 Reunion Committee Gwen Piper Bassetti Sarah Kraetzer Dallas

Gwenyth Piper Bassetti ❖ Diana Jewell Bingham ❖ Mary Goodale Crowther Sarah Kraetzer Dallas ❂ Jane Nilan Davis ❖ Emily Pitcher Dudek ❂ Jane Fletcher Geniesse ❖ Mary Monks Lukens ❂ Martha Martin-Hufford Cynthia Carpenter McFadden ❂ ❖ Augusta Henderson Petrone ❂ ❖ Betsy Robinson ❖ Nancy Thorpe Sellar ❂ Judith Sargent Weaver ❂ CLASS OF 1955 Participation: 56% Annual Fund: $16,911

Paula Grymes Booher ❂ Carolyn Smith Davies ❂ ❖ Mary Stewart Hockmeyer ❂ ❖ Deborah Smith Leighton ❂ Lucia Woods Lindley ❂ ❖ Diana Murfitt Meyer ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Hughes Morss ❂ ❖ Betsy Atwood Nelson ❖ Judith Bourne Newbold ❂ Mary Lee Bennett Noonan ❖ Sally Dabney Parker ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Hall Richardson ❂ Elizabeth Moizeau Shima ❖ Edith McMillan Tucker ❂ CLASS OF 1956 Participation: 47% Annual Fund: $2,980

Abigail Palmer Anthony ❂ Mary Arnold Bachman Kathryn Wilson DeFord ❂ ❖

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle

Suzannah Flint ❂ Diana Healey Glendon ❂ Marna Hayden ❂ Margaret Lewis Herbert Abigail Senkler Kazanowski ❂ Noel Farnsworth Mann ❂ Judy Olmsted O’Malley ❂ ❖ Victoria Post Ranney ❂ ❖ Judith Kline Rosenthal Katrina Jenney Saltonstall Nathalie Wendell Thomas ❂ CLASS OF 1957 Participation: 59% Annual Fund: $4,980 Class Agent: Monica Wulff Steinert

Ann Ingersoll Boyden ❖ Marjorie Byers-Gay ❖ Barbara Burn Dolensek ❖ Anne McLean Dorr ❖ Helen Hardcastle Gates ❂ Miriam Brooks Hall ❂ Julia Gowing Houk ❂ Carol Swanson Louchheim ❖ Jane Parsons Lyons ❖ Sylvia Fitts Napier Nancy Newbury-Andresen Constance Rohrbough ❂ Monica Wulff Steinert ❂ ❖ Eileen Behr Sunderland ❂ Marcia Synnott ❂ ❖ Edith Van Slyck ❂ Sandra Spencer Williams ❂ CLASS OF 1958 Participation: 54% Annual Fund: $2,501 Class Agent: Sandra Snow Downes Jane Vance McCauley

Barbara McCormick Bailey ❂ Elizabeth Moses Baker ❂ Sally Farnsworth Blackett ❂ Meredith Hare Burke ❂ Diana Knowles Cashen ❂ Nancy Moses Dechert ❂ Sandra Snow Downes ❂ ❖

Nancy Cushman Fairbanks Elizabeth England Fisher ❂ Jacqueline Vaughan Lee ❂ Catherine Holst Levine ❂ Jane Vance McCauley ❂ Katharine Rogers McQuarrie Lydia Saltus Menendez ❂ ❖ Judith Turner Munson ❂ Caroline Murfitt-Eller ❂ Nancy Wolfe Stead Judith Harris Watriss Sarah Whitney CLASS OF 1959 ! 50th REUNION Participation: 69% Annual Fund: $27,670 Restricted Giving: $10,000 Planned Giving: $500,000 Total: $537,670 Reunion Committee: Mary Poole Julia Terry Rosemary Wilson

Susan Whitmore Allan ❂ Bronwen Jenney Anders ❂ ❖ Ainslie Baldwin ❖ Elizabeth Boardman ❖ Anna Lutnicki Bourgeois Virginia Pitkin Bride ❖ Helen Dickson Chaplin ❖ Faith Childs ❖ Linda Merrill Ciccone ❖ Henrietta Briggs Cosentino ❖ Janet Spencer Dougherty ❖ Hope Howland Hale ❖ Carolyn Hall Hejinian Jennifer Johnson ❂ Gillian Shaw Kellogg ❖ Nancy Adams Marenakos ❖ Susan Senkler McMullan Jane Boynton Nahon ❂ ❖ Caroline Craven Nielsen Mary Poole ❂ ❖ Ann Wilson Porteus ❂ ❖ Eleanor Putnam ❂ ❖ Ann Benson Reece ❂ Elizabeth Truslow Russell ❂ ❖ Judith Speckman Russell ❂ ❖

Top Five Reunion Classes: Dollars Raised



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45th Reunion



20th Reunion



30th Reunion



15th Reunion




Mary Poole ’59

A Strong Start


want to do something to help the world,” said Mary Poole ’59. “I know I can’t do that by myself, but CA can do it for me through the strength of its overall education and by giving financial aid to deserving young people.” Back on campus for her 50th reunion this past June, Mary said the school provided her “a source of lasting friendships, and also the best education that I ever received.” Concord Academy was, she said, “more challenging than either college or graduate school. Mme. Miller, our French teacher at CA, gave me a great foundation.” Her language studies, at CA and later at Bennington and at Middlebury, where she earned an MA in French, prepared her for a life that included a brief stint as a teacher at the Chicago Lab School and eight years at the Paris office of the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. “To me, education is paramount,” Mary said. “And I think secondary school may be even more important than college. I look at our current president, for instance. The fact that Barack

Obama had access to a wonderful high school and university education is having an effect on the whole world. I would like some of what I leave behind to make it possible for others to get that sort of strong start.” Since her retirement, Mary has lived in the Berkshire village of Alford, Massachusetts and in Key West, Florida. A dedicated gardener, she heads the Alford Land Trust, which works to preserve open land in perpetuity. She is one of six family members to graduate from CA: her sister Marten ’58 led the way, and Marten’s children, Annie Lareau ’86 and Donald H. Lareau III ’92, are graduates, as are Mary’s cousins, Conant Brewer ’74 and Anita Brewer-Siljeholm ’71. When Marten died in 1997, the family established the Marten Ann Poole Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund at CA, to which Mary has continued to contribute. In addition, she is diligent about giving to the Annual Fund. This past November, after much research and thought, Mary established a generous unrestricted bequest that will benefit Concord Academy after her death. This new gift makes her a member of the Chameleon Circle, which recognizes those who have made planned gifts to the school. Because the gift is unrestricted, it gives the school leeway to use these funds in whatever ways are most helpful. “I’ve been impressed with how much our earlier contributions to the school have increased in value as a result of CA’s investment decisions,” Mary said, “and I have appreciated the annual letter which explains how the income has been used to benefit a particular student each year. I’m very happy with how well those funds are serving their purpose.” With that, Mary went out to join her classmates at reunion, and to enjoy a return to the school whose future she has so generously helped underwrite. — Mary Poole ’59


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Susan Garth Stott ❖ Julia Terry ❖ Merrill Hunt Tikalsky ❂ Helen Stuart Twiss ❖ Rosemary Wilson ❖ CLASS OF 1960 Participation: 44% Annual Fund: $6,132 Class Agents: Constance Morrow Fulenwider Pamela Prouty Ikauniks Belinda Pleasants Smith Elizabeth Rice Thomas

Mary Jane Bancroft ❂ Britony Yonts Buxton ❂ ❖ Margot Dewey Churchill ❂ Natalie Churchill ❂ ❖ Judy Bentinck-Smith Covin ❂ Dorothy Macy Damon ❖ Joanne Field ❖ Constance Morrow Fulenwider ❂ Diana Chace Hoyt Pamela Prouty Ikauniks ❂ ❖ Marjorie Hornblower Johnson ❂ ❖ Cornelia Frazier Jones ❖ Molly Duane Leland ❂ ❖ Eleanor Noble Linton ❂ ❖ Lisa Volckhausen McCann ❂ Susan Perry ❂ ❖ Mary Thomas Purcell ❖ Belinda Pleasants Smith ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 1961 Participation: 62% Annual Fund: $7,845 Class Agents: Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler Sallie Cross Kingham


Judith Howe Behn ❂ Elizabeth Fenollosa Boege ❂ Judith Carpenter Clark ❂ ❖ Daphne Cummings ❖ Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler ❂ ❖ Deborah Metcalf Dresser ❖ Judith Phelps Felton ❖ Sarah Lanigan Gaitskill Jill Harken Hall ❖ Christine Griffith Heyworth ❂ Katherine Motley Hinckley ❖ Gale Hurd ❂ Sandra Willett Jackson ❂ ❖ Sallie Cross Kingham ❂ Margaret Williamson Merrill Elizabeth Hopkins Petras Anne Higinbotham Rosenberg ❂ Cornelia Saltus ❂ ❖ Emilie Stuart Mildred Hamilton Stuempfig ❖ Susan Page Trotman ❂ Betsy Gambrill van Orman ❂ Victoria Wesson ❂ Elizabeth Pleasants Whitehead Penelope Brown Willing ❂ Deborah Winship ❖


CLASS OF 1962 Participation: 48% Annual Fund: $83,524 Class Agent: Katharine Rea Schmitt

Helen Johnston Beal ❂ Evelyn Burr Brignoli ❖ Nancy Maclaurin Decaneas § Sally Vaughan Eagle ❂ Stephanie Hoar Einstein ❂ Sally Newhall Freestone ❂ Neva Rockefeller Goodwin Ellen Smith Harde ❂ Candace Wilder Heaphy Anne Davidson Kidder ❂ Charlotte Kelly Lally Hannah Norseen McClennen ❂ Toni Russell Merrick ❂ Melanie Hunsaker Ranney ❖ Cathie Hibbard Roessiger Katharine Rea Schmitt ❂ Ann Hemingway Tarlton ❂ Mary Fleming Willis Thompson ❖ Phebe Vance ❂ Francie Hunt Von Mertens Jennifer Olmsted Wages ❖ Susan Kemble West ❂ Susan Shaw Winthrop ❂ Elizabeth Chalmers Wright ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 1963 Participation: 31% Annual Fund: $11,269

Faith Andrews Bedford ❂ ❖ Dorothy Arnold ❖ Elizabeth Norseen Boritt ❖ Jane Hill ❂ ❖ Marion Myers Johannsen ❂ Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ❂ ❖ Anne Lenox ❂ Mary Nicholas ❂ Pamela Pyle Powel ❖ Peggy Keenan Sheridan ❂ Polly Gambrill Slavet ❂ ❖ Nancy Bentinck-Smith Soulette ❂ Mary Rowland Swedlund ❂ Anne Gaud Tinker ❂ Margaret Walker ❂ Mary Wright ❂ CLASS OF 1964 ! 45th REUNION Participation: 47% Annual Fund: $31,449 Restricted Giving: $6,154 Planned Giving: $464,212 Total: $501,815 Reunion Committee: Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden Alison Smith Lauriat Catherine Morgan Peltier Cynthia Phelps Diana Dennison Smith Mary Wadleigh Wendy White


Top Five Reunion Classes: Participation 1959

50th Reunion



60th Reunion



55th Reunion


1934 and 1944

75th and 65th Reunion



45th Reunion


Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden ❖ Lisa Wyman Cowley ❂ Jettie Edwards ❂ Barbara Cushing Gibbs ❂ ❖ Anne Trafford Gordy Barbara Woodruff Haas ❖ Caroline Herrick ❂ ❖ Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger Natalie Rice Ireland ❂ Elisabeth Aall Kaemmerlen ❖ Ree Hall Katrak ❖ Alison Smith Lauriat ❂ Catherine Petersen Mack Eleanor Bingham Miller ❖ Sandra Miller-Sanchez ❖ Susan Packard Orr ❂ Jane Palmer ❖ Catherine Morgan Peltier ❂ Cynthia Phelps ❂ Rebecca Ramsay ❖ Susan Pickman Sargent ❖ Diana Dennison Smith Ann Fritts Syring ❂ Frances Howes Valiente ❂ Cecily Vaughan Mary Wadleigh ❂ Wendy White Edith Wilkie Edwards CLASS OF 1965 Participation: 42% Annual Fund: $29,485 Class Agent: Kathleen Fisk Ames Rebecca Sherrill More

Mary Ackerly ❖ Kathleen Fisk Ames ❂ Wendy Arnold ❂ Hilary Baldwin Brown ❖ Edith Bates Buchanan ❂ ❖ Nan Carey ❂ ❖ Mary Clark ❂ Barbara Crockett Collins ❂ Helena Evans ❖ Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ❂ Katherine Glover ❖ Tracy Barker Greenwood ❂ Josephine Churchill Guerrieri ❂ Louisa Thomas Hargrave ❖ Betsy Horne ❂

Rebecca Sherrill More ❖ Phyllis Nitze Moriarty ❖ Joan Weidlein Mudge ❂ ❖ Susan Sherer Osnos ❂ Jeanine Miller Ransom Virginia Redpath ❂ Evelina Pierce Sarles ❖ Fay Lampert Shutzer ❂ ❖ Katherine Douglas Torrey Jill Peabody Uris ❖ Anonymous CLASS OF 1966 Participation: 42% Annual Fund: $18,048 Class Agent: Lucy Boyle

Elizabeth Ballantine ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Bates ❂ Eleanor Bemis ❂ Lucy Boyle ❂ ❖ M. Loring Bradlee ❂ Louise Taft Cooke ❖ Caroline Lee Crocker Leslie Davidson Gay Ellis ❖ Rebecca MacMillan Fox ❂ ❖ Holly Gray Goodspeed Susan Bradlee Grant ❖ Jane Hotchkiss ❖ Anne Clark Jarboe ❂ Joan Putnam Kimball ❖ Mary Paul Loomis ❂ Victoria Gimbel Lubin ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Gill Morris ❖ Julia Page ❂ Anne Hart Pope ❂ Judith Strohmeier Reece ❂ Linda Stillman ❂ Sally Crimmins Thorne ❂ ❖ Marian Ware ❂ Alexandra Wylie ❂ CLASS OF 1967 Participation: 44% Annual Fund: $11,307

Jessie Bourneuf ❂ Sarah Brooks ❖ Elizabeth Bullitt ❂

Jennifer Caskey ❖ Elisabeth Cohen ❖ Muche Desloovere ❂ Eliza Howe Earle ❂ Rose Lynch ❂ ❖ Laura Mayer Deford ❂ ❖ Alida Rockefeller Messinger ❖ Susan Middleton ❖ Phebe Miller ❂ Nancy Brown Moyle ❂ Lynne Dominick Novack ❂ Katharine Perkins ❂ ❖ Alison Chalmers Rodin ❂ Louise Farley Rogen ❖ Heyden White Rostow ❂ ❖ Cynthia Saltzman ❂ Ellen-Alisa Saxl ❖ Dana Denker Semmes ❂ ❖ Lindsay Davidson Shea Joan Underwood Gail Weinmann Polly Welch ❖ Ellen MacLeish Zale ❂ CLASS OF 1968 Participation: 29% Annual Fund: $4,850 Class Agent: Diane Dudensing Allen

Pamela Aall McPherson Melinda Sherer Ashton Sally Poor Beck ❂ Anne Nordblom Dodge ❂ Louise Ewing Margaret Morgan Grasselli ❖ Lowry Hemphill ❖ Katherine Little ❂ Pauline Lord Consuelo Cotter Mack Tamsen Merrill ❂ ❖ Katharine Munro ❂ ❖ Jennifer Nichols ❖ Penelope Perry Rodday ❖ Kristen Wainwright ❂ Anne Whitman ❖ CLASS OF 1969 ! 40th REUNION Participation: 38% Annual Fund: $14,850 Planned Giving: $100,000 Total: $114,850 Reunion Committee: Lucy Eddy Fox Marion Freeman Susan Garry Helen Hollingsworth Sarah Coffin O’Connor Sarah Pillsbury Marion Preston Jenny Scheu Nancy Schoeffler Sarah Slater

Katherine Agoos ❂ Louise Alden ❂ ❖

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle

Laura Palmer Aronstein ❂ ❖ Louisa Bradford ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Covington Susan Day ❖ Elizabeth DeBlois ❖ Constance Burr Evans ❖ Lucy Eddy Fox ❂ ❖ Marion Freeman ❂ ❖ Ann Fox Gulbransen ❂ Caroline Harwood ❖ Helen Hollingsworth ❂ Cynthia Holmes Anne Tilton Jalali ❖ Sarah Coffin O’Connor ❂ ❖ Michele Oldman ❖ Elizabeth Parry ❖ Carla Piccinini ❖ Julia Preston ❂ ❖ Marion Preston ❂ ❖ Jenny Scheu ❂ ❖ Nancy Schoeffler ❂ ❖ Joelle Desloovere Schon ❖ Deborah Moses Tonissi ❂ Anne Williams ❖

Anne Shattuck Bailey ❂ ❖ Erica Domar Banderob ❂ ❖ Louisa Browne Soleau Laura Chandler ❂ Elizabeth Cobbs ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Strider Dain ❂ Josephine Ewing Rebecca Trafton Frischkorn ❂ Abigail Gillespie ❖ Delia Hatch ❂ Sherry Haydock ❂ Karen Herold ❂ ❖ Mary Ann McDonald Hetzer ❖ Nancy Reece Jones ❂ ❖ Lucy Jewett Lowenthal ❂ Helen Hooper McCloskey Susan Polk ❂ Sally du Pont Quinn ❂ Rosamond Smith Rea ❂ ❖ Cynthia Perrin Schneider ❂ Catherine Smith ❖ Sage Sohier Katherine Tweedy ❂ Elizabeth Lund Zahniser ❂ ❖

CLASS OF 1970 Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $67,410 Class Agents: Isabella Choate Amy Huntoon Lucy-Ann McFadden

CLASS OF 1972 Participation: 55% Annual Fund: $17,215 Class Agents: Ronni Siegal Bialosky Carolyn Cox Dann Marian Lindberg Helen Loring Mary Anne Mayo Sarah Muyskens

Susan Merritt Baird ❖ Susan Bastress ❖ Isabella Choate ❖ Margaret Erhart ❂ ❖ Priscilla Stevens French ❂ Sally Harrison ❖ Helen Hobbs ❂ ❖ Amy Huntoon ❂ ❖ Cynthia Hyde Kuniko Yokota Inoguchi ❖ Brown Johnson ❂ ❖ Judith Keefer ❂ Mary Lombard ❂ ❖ Lucy-Ann McFadden ❂ ❖ Ellen Mugar ❂ Julie Packard ❂ Elizabeth Ruml Joanna Bridges Sedlmayr Sarah Trafton ❂ ❖ Melissa Vail ❂ Cornelia White ❂ Linden Havemeyer Wise ❂ ❖ Sally Wister Susan Wood ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 1971 Participation: 41% Annual Fund: $10,399 Class Agent: Rosamond Smith Rea Elizabeth Lund Zahniser

Susan Everts Allen ❖ Elizabeth Ames Macdonald ❂ §


Susan Angevin ❖ Caroline Ballard ❂ ❖ Holladay Rust Bank ❂ ❖ Sally Behr Schendel ❖ Evalyn Bemis ❖ Ronni Siegal Bialosky ❂ Jennifer Wise Blackman ❂ Susan Blake Isabel Pratt Bryan ❂ ❖ Rachel Carley ❂ Kim Nourse Clark ❂ Carolyn Cox Dann ❂ ❖ Jane DeBevoise ❂ ❖ Permele Frischkorn Doyle ❖ Janet Eyre ❂ ❖ Gail Robinson Fowlkes ❖ Eliza Greene Abigail Halperin ❖ Selina Pedersen Johnson ❂ Marian Lindberg ❂ Helen Loring ❂ ❖ Mary Anne Mayo ❂ Harriot Tuttle McGraw ❖ Sarah Muyskens ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Haight O’Connell ❖ Laura Smith Parker ❖ Hope Stevens Poor ❂ Mary Porter ❖ Amanda Powell Christina Wagner ❖ Jane Waldfogel ❂


Lorna Potter Walker ❂ Anne Wallace ❖ Louise Werbe White ❖ Anonymous CLASS OF 1973 Participation: 34% Annual Fund: $10,925 Class Agents: Susan McDonald Nancy Parssinen Vespoli

Suzanne LuBien Anderson Carrie Minot Bell ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Suter Bohanon Candace Browning Platt Amy Cammann Cholnoky ❂ Maud Smith Daudon Denise de Beausset ❖ Jennifer Howell Cornelia Kellogg ❖ Pamela Mack ❖ Susan McDonald ❂ Barbara Storey McGrath ❖ Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Hillyer Parker Carey Peabody ❂ Elizabeth Campbell Peters Jan Rosenfeld ❂ Nancy Parssinen Vespoli ❂ Holly Whitin ❂ ❖ Andrea Williams ❂ Sarah Witte ❂ ❖ Cathrine Wolf ❖ Anonymous CLASS OF 1974 ! 35th REUNION Participation: 36% Annual Fund: $15,930 Reunion Committee: Marjorie Aelion Susan Knopf Cecily Deegan McMillan Peter Michaelis Wendy Powers Alexander Spaulding Linzee Weld

Marjorie Aelion ❂ ❖ Fay Baird ❖ Conant Brewer ❖ Lee Comegys Chafee ❖ Daniel Clark ❖ Amy Dunbar ❂ ❖ Peter Fisher ❖ Julia Glass ❂ Bee Bell Gosnell Mary Graham ❖ Stephen Heymann ❖ Heather Mayfield Kelly ❂ Susan Knopf Lydia Leon ❖ Juliana Ma ❖ Thomas McManus ❖ Nora Mitchell ❂ Linda Greene Ortwein ❂

Wendy Powers ❂ ❖ Harriet Sayre McCord ❂ Sarah Koehne Scharfenaker ❖ Barbara Gifford Shimer ❖ Alexander Spaulding ❂ Mary Stockton ❖ Linzee Weld ❖ CLASS OF 1975 Participation: 45% Annual Fund: $12,563 Class Agents: Nancy Gillespie George Perkins

Anne Bartlett Jay Clark ❖ Peter de Marneffe ❂ Elizabeth Emmons ❂ ❖ Christine Fairchild ❂ ❖ Katharine Sisson Feehery ❂ Laura Foley Elisabeth Frost ❖ Nancy Gillespie ❂ ❖ Charles Green ❂ Margaret Richey Hauge ❂ Sarah Hewitt ❂ ❖ Catherine Hinkle ❖ Vicky Huber ❂

Natalie Rice Ireland ’64 with her grandchildren Lily and Will Barrett

A Legacy of Learning


continue to be impressed by how fabulous my education was at CA. We were exposed to so many things that, at the time, I took for granted. Some may have been little things (Stuff class with Mrs. Hall comes to mind!), but every one of them enriched my life in some manner. CA taught me to be curious about things and to always want to learn something — anything — traits I have tried to pass on to my children. I think that it is important to give back whenever possible. I would like to do my part to be sure CA continues to have the same positive impact on young adults that it had on me. One should get in the habit of donating right after graduation — even if it’s only five dollars to start. I have chosen CA to be the school I support, and I hope other alumnae from my generation are doing the same. In these precarious financial times, it is even more important to do our bit to be sure the excellence that is CA continues on. —Natalie Rice Ireland ’64


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Irene Huntoon Kristin Jones Susan Couch Lowell ❖ David Michaelis ❂ ❖ Sydney Miller ❖ Elizabeth Hatch Moder ❂ ❖ Lucy James Ordoobadi ❖ George Perkins ❂ ❖ Lani Peterson-Arnzen ❂ Laura Powers-Swiggett ❂ ❖ Allison Djerf Ranson ❖ Richard Read ❂ Jacqueline van der Horst Sergent ❂ ❖ Virginia Sisson ❂ ❖ Lisa Stevens ❖ Elizabeth Hauge Sword ❂ Anne Wilson ❂ Marcia Johnston Wood ❂ Mary Woolsey ❖ Adnan Zubcevic ❂

CLASS OF 1976 Participation: 33% Annual Fund: $64,730 Class Agent: Margaret Sweatt Kunhardt

Elizabeth Aelion ❂ Edward Beecher ❖ Donald Bell Natalie Callander Irene Chu ❂ Alice Domar ❂ Alexandra Harvey ❖ Wing Sommers Keith ❖ Margaret Sweatt Kunhardt ❂ ❖ Deirdre Lavieri ❂ Amy Longsworth ❂ Amy MacRae ❖ Anne Manuel Jonathan Nelson

Elizabeth Shober ’79

Karen Mayfield Seymour ❂ ❖ Ellen Simsarian ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Lyne Tucker ❂ Peter Wallis ❖ Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ❂ Anonymous (3) CLASS OF 1977 Participation: 32% Annual Fund: $33,566 Class Agent: Jean Dunbar Knapp

James Aisenberg ❂ Priscilla Kidder Blevins ❖ Daphne de Marneffe ❖ Gwendolen Storey Feher ❖ Lena Fransioli ❖ Rachel Lipson Glick ❂ Timothy Gollin Joy Peterson Heyrman ❂ Jane Booty Horn ❂ Jean Dunbar Knapp ❂ Sara White Lennon ❂ Elizabeth Loring ❂ Wendy Melville Mains ❖ Jean McCormick ❖ Elizabeth Ehrenfeld Mendez ❖ Anthony Neal ❖ Jean Noble ❖ Lauren Norton ❂ Emily Suter Ransford ❖ Denise Rueppel Santomero ❂ Jill Soffer Lael Stone ❂ Anne Adler Tarbell ❂ Mary Beth Dowd Trubitt ❖ Katharine Read Villars ❖ Stuart Warner ❂ Margaret Winslow ❖ CLASS OF 1978 Participation: 45% Annual Fund: $28,042 Class Agent: Walter Judge

Lessons in Confidence


arrived at Concord Academy my junior year with a low sense of self-esteem and an inability to tap into my own strengths. Through the encouragement of faculty, engagement with my classes, and the unique environment of CA, I was able to graduate with more self-confidence and a stronger understanding of my potential. I was able to attend CA for only two years, and I wish it had been longer, for I know that would have given me an even stronger foundation in my life. I give to Concord Academy as an annual expression of gratitude for the experience I had and in the hope that my contribution can help make it possible for someone else to attend. I believe CA provides superior academic resources and encourages character development in a way that celebrates the unique gifts of each individual. — Elizabeth Shober ’79



Frances Stahl Ballo ❖ Catherine Bishop ❖ Victoria Urban Broer ❖ Olivia Constable ❖ Edward Dickinson ❖ Katherine Drasher Robert Elwood ❂ Donald Gordon ❂ Heidi Reichenbach Harring ❂ Dinah Huntoon ❂ Margaret Rice Jay ❂ Walter Judge ❂ Katharine Kinsolving ❂ Mary LaClair ❂ Jane Lassen Bobruff ❂ Martha Livingston ❂ Mary Adler Malhotra ❂ Sarah Munro Murray ❂ Jennifer Newbold ❂ Julie Pechilis ❖ Mary Rhinelander ❂

Meredith Stelling ❂ Sharon Swindell ❂ Lisa Crowe Uthgenannt ❖ Christine Van ❖ CLASS OF 1979 ! 30th REUNION Participation: 35% Annual Fund: $34,686 Restricted Giving: $6,000 Total: $40,686 Reunion Committee: Jennifer Beal Lisa Bergemann Laura Ferraro Close Laura Drachman Stephen Erhart Martha Pyle Farrell Andrew Herwitz Whitney Hoyt Daniel Kramarsky Carey Mack Weber Amelia Withington

Jennifer Beal ❂ Lisa Bergemann Elizabeth Cabot ❂ ❖ Sophie Carlhian ❖ Laura Ferraro Close ❂ Varangkana Lamsam de Leon ❂ ❖ Laura Drachman ❖ Stephen Erhart Martha Pyle Farrell ❂ Abraham Fisher ❖ Isabel Fonseca ❖ Pamela Gleason ❖ Alison Gilligan Roger Kaufman ❖ Ann Keniston ❂ ❖ Jared Keyes Andrew Kidde ❖ Daniel Kramarsky ❂ ❖ Margot Maffei Latham ❖ Amanda Zinsser Moffat ��� ❖ Elizabeth Nordell Richard Oh Amy Russian ❖ Elizabeth Shober Amy Spalding-Fecher ❖ Carey Mack Weber ❂ ❖ Amelia Withington ❂ Elizabeth Winslow Lisa Zimble ❂ CLASS OF 1980 Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $33,062 Class Agents: Lara Jordan James Jennifer Clarke Kosak Claudio Lilienfeld Maureen Mulligan

Sheryl Cuker Appleyard ❂ Allison Barber ❖ Christopher Borden ❂ Jessica Brown ❂ ❖ Lisa Frusztajer ❂ ❖

Jeffrey Hall ❖ C. Michael Hiam ❖ Eileen Judge ❖ Nancy Kates ❂ Ann Kjellberg Jeremy Koff ❖ Jennifer Clarke Kosak ❂ ❖ Anne Lawson ❖ Claudio Lilienfeld ❂ Eric Lund Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ❂ Maureen Mulligan ❂ ❖ C. Barrett O’Connor ❂ ❖ Stefano Paci ❖ Holly Payne ❂ Karen Pechilis ❖ Christopher Recklitis ❂ Philip Rossoni ❖ Sina Saidi ❂ ❖ Cornelia Urban Sawczuk ❂ ❖ Philip Schwartz ❂ Eve Slattery ❂ ❖ Catherine McCulloch Vaughan Williams ❂ Jennifer Willmann Margrethe Winslow ❖ Jennifer Wrean Wrenson ❖ Anonymous CLASS OF 1981 Participation: 24% Annual Fund: $5,430 Class Agents: Elisabeth Bentley Lindsay Millard Clinton Maria Bergemann Lindberg Penelope Beal Pennoyer

Clayton Adams ❖ Elizabeth Hufstader Balay ❖ Huntley Funsten Fitzpatrick ❖ Richard Glazerman ❂ Laila Haddad ❖ Daphne Hays ❖ Alan Hernandez ❂ Tina Klein ❖ Lee Kort ❖ Garrett Macey Frederick Marshall ❂ Elizabeth McAlister ❂ Jane O’Loughlin Barrow ❂ Hathy MacMahon Simpson ❖ Enid Starr ❂ Ankeney Weitz ❖ Lynn Woodward ❂ Elizabeth Yerkes ❖ CLASS OF 1982 Participation: 26% Annual Fund: $4,195 Class Agents: Lynne Carvalho Adamian Abigail Fisher Nina Frusztajer Marion Odence-Ford Kristen Crowe Stevens


Julie Baher Dorothy Brown-Martin ❂ ❖ Nancy Cowan ❂ Nathaniel Cutter ❖ Rebecca Derby ❖ William Dewey ❂ Jennifer Leader Donovan ❖ Carl Douglas ❖ Charles Feininger ❂ David Feldman ❖ Kate Radtke Guedj ❖ Catherine Gunn ❂ Courtney Haan ❂ ❖ Lisa Herschbach ❖ Kimberly Holden ❂ Sallie Johnston Jill Colley Kastner Amy Gerson Kynaston ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Dewey Levey ❂ Deborah Golodetz New ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Peterson ❂ James Pratt ❖ Martha McElroy Rojas ❖ Nathaniel Stevens ❂ ❖ Erika Walther ❖ Samuel Welch ❖ Nancy Shohet West ❂ Richard Wolfson ❖ Sarah Wolozin ❖ Sarah Wyman ❂ ❖

CLASS OF 1983 Participation: 33% Annual Fund: $24,810 Class Agents: Kate Pugh Bliss Freytag Smith Derek Vaillant

Daniel Barton ❖ Brooks Beisch ❖ Pratt Bennet ❖ Wendy Crum Bennet Jonathan Campbell Sarah Hebb Carpenter ❂ ❖ Saundra Claster ❖ Louis Crosier ❂ Christopher Dunning ❖ James Flicker ❂ Dean Forbes Adam Ford ❂ ❖ Michele Gamburd ❂ ❖ Martha Bangs Haddad ❂ Sabrina Campbell Heine ❖ Aeron Mack Hynes ❖ Tilia Klebenov Jacobs Alexis Kraft ❖ Kathryn Mudge ❂ ❖ Edward Nicolson ❂ Victoria Palay ❂ Kate Pugh ❂ Jessica Rosenfeld ❖ Bliss Freytag Smith ❂ Sonia Uyterhoeven Derek Vaillant ❖ Luanne Zurlo ❂

CLASS OF 1985 Participation: 36% Annual Fund: $26,445 Class Agents: Alexander Beal Alexandra McClennen Dohan

Alexander Beal Lauren Bruck Jennifer Burleigh Charles Collier ❂ David Cotney ❂ ❖ Katharine Daugherty ❂ Alexandra McClennen Dohan ❂ ❖ Hebe Smythe Doneski ❂ Sarah Feldman ❖ Thomas First Heather Kelley Fraley ❖ Douglas Hall ❖ Sarah Hammond Monica Lee ❂ Martha Leggat ❂ Jennifer Russell Mahoney Elizabeth McGhee ❖ Jill Conway Mehl John Moavenzadeh ❖ Raymond Paynter Anne Pfitzer Alexander Pugh ❖

CLASS OF 1984 ! 25th REUNION Participation: 35% Annual Fund: $7,605 Reunion Committee: Rebecca Derby David Feldman Kate Radtke Guedj Catherine Gunn Kimberly Holden

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle

Lucienne Spalding Schroepfer Lee Shane ❂ ❖ Maia Sharpley Melanie Simpson ❂ ❖ Rebecca Stumpf Sheila-Llyn Kraeuter Van Nederveen ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 1986 Participation: 29% Annual Fund: $6,705 Class Agents: Jamie Klickstein Jennifer Nadelson

Melanie Campbell ❖ George Cushing Randall Drane ❖ Jessica Putz Farrelly ❖ Julia Baumgarten Foster Sarah Crissman Hollington ❂ David Jacobs Laura Johnson ❂ Jennifer Keller ❂ ❖ Unsoo Kim ❖ Jamie Klickstein ❂ Jonathan Lawrence Marya Chapin Lundgren Duncan MacLeod ❖ David Matias ❂ ❖ Jennifer Nadelson ❖ Hans Plesser ❖ Elizabeth Saltonstall Repenning ❂ ❖ Nancy Reynolds ❖ Robert Rifkin Elizabeth Temin ❂ Sandra Yusen ❂ Peter Zimble Anonymous CLASS OF 1987 Participation: 31% Annual Fund: $45,400 Class Agents: Alexis Goltra Andrea Silverman Meyer Sarah Russell

Allison First Beakley ❖ Robert Biggar ❖ Peter Blacklow ❂ ❖ Hanna Bailey Boyle Elizabeth Scofield Brown ❂ Ezekiel Brown ❖ Helen Parker Brown ❂ Johan de Besche Jennifer Fallon ❂ Michelle Mulvany Gallagher ❖ Kerith Gardner ❂ Alexis Goltra ❂ Andrew Gottlieb ❂ Caird Harbeck ❖ Evan Harris ❖ Elizabeth Kahn Mallon Sarah McBride ❂ Cameron McNeil ❂

Ed Nicolson ’83 and family

Family Ties


oncord Academy has strong family ties to all the Nicolsons. My brother Stephen and I both attended, and my mother taught math at CA for many years. For me, the excellent education — with college-level courses and an energetic and dedicated faculty — was a launching pad for college and then graduate school. CA fostered independent, creative, and nonconformist thought, which I continue to value. The small size of the school and the support it gave to new teams, like cross-country skiing and bicycling, made extracurricular activities accessible to all who were interested, and that had a big impact on many of us. The friendships I made at CA last to this day, a tribute to the strength of the close community. Giving to the Annual Fund is a great way to show my family’s support for CA and the educational values it fosters. — Ed Nicolson ’83

Andrea Silverman Meyer ❂ John Newcomer ❖ Evgenia Peretz Hilary Price Nicholas Rathbone Sarah Russell ❂ Jonathan Shapiro ❖ Sarah Shohet ❖ Matthew Taibbi ❖ Anonymous CLASS OF 1988 Participation: 32% Annual Fund: $30,395 Class Agents: Benjamin Maxfield Amy Wilensky

Augustina Admadjaja ❖ David Alperovitz

Joseph Baker ❂ ❖ Bruce Beal ❂ Claudia Bernheim Jesse Birge ❂ Mary Sinton Bright Daniel Brotman Michael Bruck ❖ Keith Gelb David Goldberg ❂ Brian Green ❂ Jared Green ❖ Katia Brown Green ❂ Katharine Hammond ❂ Deborah Bailey Herrmann ❂ Jeffrey Kellem Michael Kolman ❂ Benjamin Maxfield ❖ Geoffrey Maynard ❖ Caragh McLaughlin ❂ ❖ Elena Higgerson Nielson ❖


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Deborah Golodetz New Amy Rosenfeld Samuel Shepherd Nathaniel Stevens Nancy Shohet West Richard Wolfson

Betsy Blume ❖ Rebecca Wade Comstock ❖ Elisabeth Pierce Dallape ❂ Andrew Elmore ❖ Abigail Fisher ❂ Nina Frusztajer ❂ Eric Goodheart Cynthia Gorey ❂ David Kaufman ❂ David Kukla ❂ Lucia Rossoni Longnecker ❂ Andrea Lucard Carol Millard ❂ Simone Feinhandler Mordas ❂ Tara O’Brien Pride Marion Odence-Ford ❂ Heidi Willmann Richards ❖ Lauren Shohet ❖ Kristen Crowe Stevens Karen Van Houten



David Oppenheimer ❂ Katie Pakenham ❂ Jennie Panchy Todd Pearce ❂ Adam Ramee ❖ William Stason ❖ Benjamin Stumpf ❖ Amy Szal ❖ CLASS OF 1989 ! 20th REUNION Participation: 27% Annual Fund: $35,761 Restricted Giving: $200,000 Total: $235,761 Reunion Committee: Alexandra Klickstein Glazier Ameen Haddad Andrew Heimert Amelia Lloyd McCarthy Danielle Urban Pedreira Michael Romano Tracy Welch

Kaya Adams ❖ James Biggar ❖ Elise Billings De John Faigle ❂ ❖ Martina Falter ❖ Alexander Grant ❂ Ameen Haddad Andrew Heimert ❂ ❖ Andrew Hoppin ❖ Miranda Kaiser Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ❂ ❖ Shyam Parekh ❂ ❖ Danielle Urban Pedreira ❂ Andrea Geiger Re Katherine Reeder ❖ Michael Romano ❖ Sarah Cosgrove Stoker ❂ ❖ Alisa Ullian Walls ❖ Tracy Welch ❂ Alexandra West ❖ Rebecca Schotland Wolsk ❂ ❖ Caren Zilber-Shlensky ❖


CLASS OF 1990 Participation: 15% Annual Fund: $3,180 Class Agent: Jason Weinzimer

Sunredi Admadjaja ❂ Jason Cook ❖ Robin DeRosa ❂ Caroline James Ellison ❖ Jennifer Lipson Gardner ❖ Matthew Kirkland ❂ Michelle McClure ❖ Wylie O’Sullivan ❖ Kristin Russell Jessica Stetz ❖ Keith Tashima ❂ Sarah Amory Welch ❖ Anonymous


CLASS OF 1991 Participation: 25% Annual Fund: $5,501 Class Agent: Benjamin Bailey Jake Bartlett Elizabeth Green

Benjamin Bailey ❂ ❖ Jake Bartlett ❂ Claudia Burke ❂ ❖ Barksdale English ❂ ❖ Nicholas Evans ❂ Jessica Ghiglione ❂ ❖ Stephanie Solakian Goldstein ❂ Elizabeth Green ❂ ❖ Daniel Henderson ❂ Ryan Kelley ❂ James Lichoulas ❂ Mark Lu Brooke McDonnell ❖ Wendy Aaronson Newman Allie Powell ❂ ❖ A. Alexander Ridley ❂ Michael Rodman ❖ Jeffrey Schneider ❂ Elizabeth Nicholson Thielscher ❖ Daniel Towvim ❂ ❖ Rachel Vuolo ❖ Elizabeth Reardon Walsh ❖ CLASS OF 1992 Participation: 17% Annual Fund: $1,826 Class Agent: Trelane Clark

Jacqueline Au-Wallick Stefanie Riego Bester ❂ ❖ Trelane Clark ❖ Joshua Cramer ❖ Jessica Erdmann-Sager Sarah Hsia Nathalie Kim Adria Linder ❖ Yves Mantz ❂ ❖ Peter Maxfield Meredith Sterling ❖ Lauren Syer ❂ ❖ Sarah Burckmyer Westwood ❖ Andreas Winterfeld ❂ CLASS OF 1993 Participation: 27% Annual Fund: $6,735 Class Agents: Noah Fisk Jonathan Lewin

Benjamin Bell Brooke Cobb Elizabeth Wang Darling ❂ Thomas Darling ❂ Nicholas Decaneas ❂ Lisa Eckstein ❂ ❖ Sarah Thompson Evans ❂ ❖ Elijah Feinstein ❂ Amy Goorin Fogelman ❂ ❖


Designated Annual Fund Contributions Number of Gifts

Financial Aid

Total Dollars Raised



Educational Programs



Faculty Support



Steven Gottlieb Nancy Haas Hillis Elizabeth Jackson Aaron Jacobs ❂ Joshua Kempner ❂ Alexis Kraft Jill Kantrowitz Kunkel Jonathan Lewin ❂ Rebecca Locke Mara Loewenstien Lugassy Christopher Rodger ❂ ❖ Rebecca Seamans ❂ Merrill Staunton ❂ ❖ Hannah Wunsch ❂ CLASS OF 1994 ! 15th REUNION Participation: 32% Annual Fund: $32,511 Reunion Committee: Tess Munro Bauta Billy Chen Sarah Faulkner Hugenberger Jorge Solares-Parkhurst

Tess Munro Bauta Khadijah Davis ❖ Stephen Dreyfus ❂ Andrew Gardner ❖ Jamie Harper ❂ ❖ Daniel Hirshberg Sarah Faulker Hugenberger ❖ Mi-Ae Hur ❂ Suzanne Katzenstein ❖ Siri Kaur Nicholas Lauriat ❂ Eliza Miller Morgan Robinson ❖ Sarah Russell ❂ Justin Samaha Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ❂ ❖ Paul Sommer ❂ ❖ Rebecca Spence Dorothy Stam ❂ ❖ Kathleen Surman ❖ Jeremy Tamanini ❖ Ethan Thurow ❖ Jill Rubin Tilem Benjamin Upham Katherine Wolkoff ❖ Anonymous

CLASS OF 1995 Participation: 13% Annual Fund: $1,215 Class Agents: Karena Detweiler Alison Gearhart Anna Myers Rebecca Watriss

Amanda Branson Gill ❖ Karena Detweiler ❂ ❖ Rebecca Falkoff ❂ Alison Gearhart Timothy Hirzel Jessica King Ian McCullough ❖ Anna Myers Charlotte Quesada ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Nichols Williams ❖ Sam Zimmerman-Bergman CLASS OF 1996 Participation: 13% Annual Fund: $2,825 Class Agent: Alison Ross

Ellentina Admadjaja ❖ Geraldine Alias ❖ Scott Armstrong Mary Gallaudet ❖ Emily Bockian Landsburg ❖ Christopher Millerick ❖ Kelcey Morange ❂ Alison Ross Thapanee Sirivadhanabhakdi Elissa Spelman ❂ Joia Spooner-Wyman ❖ CLASS OF 1997 Participation: 18% Annual Fund: $2,000 Class Agents: Reuben Kabel Lauren Abraham Mahoney

Sarah Cheeseman ❖ Olivia Geiger ❖ Jeffrey Green Alice Jayne ❖ Reuben Kabel ❖ Lauren Abraham Mahoney ❂

Kerry Ratigan Johanna Rosen ❖ Christopher Roth ❖ Matt Rubin ❖ Olivia Howard Sabine Sarah Sears ❖ Courtney Stratton ❖ Sara Walker ❂ ❖ Anonymous CLASS OF 1998 Participation: 12% Annual Fund: $605

John Briedis ❖ Michael Cook ❂ Michael Edwards Alexandra Kern ❂ Jonathan King ❖ Anna Lee ❖ Carolyn Lowell ❂ Nancy Newbury Jose Roman Jonathan Schechner CLASS OF 1999 ! 10th REUNION Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $1,651 Reunion Committee: Sarah Anderson Ami Boghani Benjamin Eberle Daniel Eberle Mirra Levitt Jeremiah Parker Elizabeth Prives Kelsey Stratton Yemi Talabi-Oates Christopher Walker

Sarah Anderson Phaedra Athanasiou ❖ Eliza Bemis ❖ Ami Boghani ❖ Julia Briedis ❖ John Byrne ❖ Megan Crowe-Rothstein ❖ Beth Dushman ❖ Benjamin Eberle ❖ Alissa Fitzgerald ❖ Mark Stuart Garabedian ❖ Ilea Goldstein ❖ Jody Kalt ❖ Ruth Landy ❖ Howard Martin ❂ ❖ Rebecca Mitcheson Elizabeth Mygatt ❖ Susannah Parke ❂ ❖ Jeremiah Parker ❂ Margaret Pattillo ❖ Samuel Posner ❖ Elizabeth Prives Hope Roth ❖ Dan Schulman Benjamin Sexton ❖ Kelsey Stratton

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle


Christopher Walker ❂ ❖ Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai ❖ Karen Yoo Anonymous (5) CLASS OF 2000 Participation: 17% Annual Fund: $1,155 Class Agents: Rachel Sebell Graveline Michael Littenberg-Brown Liana LoConte Director of College Counseling Peter Jennings with his wife Sarah and their children

“How Lucky I Am”


n interesting and fulfilling job is a gift. One that is backed by such a strong mission for extraordinarily motivated students is a blessing. Rarely does a week go by without someone outside the CA community reminding me how lucky I am to be part of this school. Making a small but consistent contribution to Concord Academy is a no-brainer, and my wife Sarah and I typically choose to support financial aid. We were both beneficiaries of financial aid in our own educational journeys, and every day at Concord Academy, our lives and the lives of our three children are enriched by the mix of students and backgrounds on this campus. My understanding of philanthropy is that donors contribute when they know their money will be spent wisely. All I have to do to know our Annual Fund gift is being spent wisely is go to lunch. Seriously. Lunchtime represents all that is great about Concord Academy. With one glance, it is easy to observe students with their advisors, varied groups of students sharing meaningful conversation, or simply the sense of fun and enjoyment people bring to campus each day. It is the most dynamic large gathering of the day, and the quickest way to see the uniqueness of Concord Academy. I’m sure my family is like many others in the larger CA community in that we aren’t in a position to fund a building project or dramatically enhance a department or program. But we can do our part to keep the foundation of the school strong by supporting the Annual Fund. In an institution whose strength is its people, each of us can make a difference. — Peter Jennings Director of College Counseling, House Affiliate, Assistant Boys Cross-Country Coach, Freshman English Teacher, Advisor to the International Student Organization

Jeffrey Fabre ❖ Lucas Garmon ❖ Rachel Sebell Graveline ❖ Sarah Green ❖ Adam Haas ❖ Samuel Hubbard ❖ Erin Hult ❖ Benjamin Krug Jonathan Kruger ❖ Michael Littenberg-Brown ❖ Liana LoConte Anonymous (3) CLASS OF 2001 Participation: 26% Annual Fund: $2,200 Class Agent: Michael Firestone

Eric Berger Alexander Berlin ❂ ❖ Abigail Cohen ❂ Nicholas Deane ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Down ❖ Hilary Falb Michael Firestone ❂ ❖ Lauren Kett ❖ Sophia Lai ❖ Stephen Lloyd ❖ Duncan Mak ❖ Anne Mancini ❂ Laura McConaghy ❂ ❖ Catherine Mygatt ❖ Christopher Norcross Carey Tinkelenberg ❂ Emily Whiston Anonymous (4) CLASS OF 2002 Participation: 14% Annual Fund: $1,970 Class Agents: Sarah Bertozzi Alexander Nichols

Matthew Bassett Sarah Bertozzi ❂ Danielle D’Onfro ❖ Carlyn Fitzgerald ❂ ❖ Jason Hult ❖ Peter Xiaoran Li ❖ Laura Lively ❖ Alexander Nichols ❖ Matthew Ricci Rosalin Walcott

Susanna Whitaker-Rahilly ❖ Sarah Wilkens ❂ ❖ CLASS OF 2003 Participation: 11% Annual Fund: $900

Dat Le ❂ Eva Luderowski ❂ ❖ Benjamin Mirin ❂ ❖ Leah Munsey-Konops ❖ Andrew Wolf ❂ Lauren Yeiser ❖

Cameron Crary ❖ Alexis Deane Whitney Leonard David Miller ❖ Charles Smith Mark Weinberger ❖ Lisa Zaval ❂ Anonymous

CLASS OF 2007 Participation: 19% Annual Fund: $320 Class Agents: Catarina Marques Malika Mehta Rufus Urion

CLASS OF 2004 ! 5th REUNION Participation: 17% Annual Fund: $910 Reunion Committee: Minh Dinh James Hall Jonathan Kleiman

Adrienne Cahill ❖ Dora Hui ❂ ❖ Anne Lobel ❖ Catarina Marques ❂ ❖ John Moriarty ❖ Jeffrey Olshan ❂ Kristian Shaw ❖ Charles Stolper ❖ Lucas Turner-Owens Rufus Urion ❂ ❖

Danny Azon ❖ Megan Brown Charles Carey ❖ Janet Comenos ❂ Minh Dinh ❖ Colin Green ❖ James Hall ❖ Megan Harlow Jennifer Imrich Daria Lavrennikov ❂ ❖ Melanie Lontoh Alexander Mora ❖ Sarah Seegal Samantha Siegal ❂ ❖ Lily Susskind ❖ Lily Varon ❖ CLASS OF 2005 Participation: 15% Annual Fund: $1,275

Steven Bertozzi ❂ ❖ Brigid Davis ❖ Matthew Deitch ❖ Luke Douglas ❂ Bryan Hobgood ❂ ❖ Emily Hoppe ❖ Christine Kue ❖ Claire Moriarty Elise Novak Elizabeth Olesen Erica Reisman ❖ Mary Soule Ricci Shara Zaval ❂

CLASS OF 2008 Participation: 13% Annual Fund: $1,311 Class Agents: Nathan Coppersmith Kelly Flanagan Daniel Flicker Daly Franco Morgan Jaffe Emily Shoov Thomas Smith

Nathan Coppersmith ❂ ❖ Joseph Daly ❂ ❖ Krongkamol de Leon ❂ ❖ Kim Dinh ❂ ❖ Daly Franco ❂ ❖ Nola Glatzel ❂ ❖ Sophie Goodman ❂ ❖ Anna Hager ❂ ❖ Morgan Jaffe ❂ ❖ Kaitlin Lynch ❂ ❖ Benjamin Miller ❂ ❖ Thomas Smith ❂ ❖ Anonymous

CLASS OF 2006 Participation: 11% Annual Fund: $460

John Arsenault ❂ ❖ Cornelia Hall ❂ Marie Huntley ❖ Benjamin Kaufman ❂ ❖


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Gifts from Current Parents Parent Chair, Annual Fund: Lisa Frusztajer ’80, P ’10 Freshman Parents Total: $148,452 Participation: 73% Class Chair: Sonny Kim Solicitors: Jennifer Beal ’79 Margaret Cachel Catherine Hinkle ’75 John and Theresa Levinson Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 Charlie Perrault Cynthia Rubin Maryellen Walker-Jacks Kate Wilkins McManus


Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Allen ❖ James B. Baldwin and Dana A. Zadorozny ❖ Jennifer Beal ’79 ❂ Forrest and Marcie Berkley ❖ Andrew and Margaret Cachel ❖ Arthur A. Ciociola and Catherine Hinkle’75 ❖ Gregory and Lorna Cogan ❖ Francine M. Delgado ❖ Kevin and Melinda Fallon ❖ Stan N. Finkelstein and Jill A. Benedict ❖ Rena Fonseca ❖ Eve and Kevin Fraser-Corp ❂ Carl and Patricia Geyer ❖ Nasser Hajo and Kathryn Silver ❖ Michael Hamer and Clare Warburton ❖ William Hubbard and Lee Ann Bartow ❖ Ethan E. Jacks and Maryellen Walker-Jacks ❖ David and Brooke James ❂ Mr. and Dr. Paul C. Judge ❖ John and Holly Kania ❖ Christopher and Janice Kelliher ❖ Sonny Kim ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Enis K. Konuk ❖ Debra S. Krupp and Barbara A. Lenk ❖ Hyun Kwak and Mi Won Kim ❖ Sung Jin Kwon and Kang Won Cho ❖ Tandi and Jean Laguerre ❖ Byeong Cheol and Yunhee Lee John and Theresa Levinson ❖ Ju-Wen and Han-Ting Lin ❖ Leander and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 ❂ ❖ John McGee and Laila Haddad ’81 ❖ Peter McManus and Kate Wilkins McManus ❖ Rick Mellin ❂ ❖ Carolyn Mellin ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Meyerson ❖ Thomas and Susan Miller ❖


Frederick Millham and Laura M. Prager ❖ Bob and Alison Murchison ❖ Kevin and Leila Parke ❖ Mario Perez-Segura ❖ Charlie Perrault and Beth Anastopoulos ❖ Matthew Pilkington and Miranda Magagnini ❖ Oliver Platt and Camilla Campbell ❖ Lara Putnam ❖ Wenran Qu and Yan Hua Yin ❖ Marc and Linda Robidas ❖ David Rodgers and Cynthia Rubin ❖ Aditi Roy Dr. and Mrs. James E. Samels ❖ Kurt and Susan Schwartz ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Spies ❖ Sandy Starr and Raine Figueroa ❂ ❖ Kathleen Sweeney ❖ Robert Sweeny ❖ Dennis and Andrea Ting ❂ ❖ Carl and Sharon Turissini ❖ Susan Villarreal ❖ Peter M. Wilson and Susan J. Lapides ❖ Stanley and Joan Wyrwicz ❖ Koji and Motoko Yokoyama ❖


Inspiring Generosity


hank you for supporting the 2008 – 09 Annual Fund. The generosity and loyalty of the CA community has been especially inspiring during this year of economic challenge. The Annual Fund has exciting news to report:

The Annual Fund raised $2,222,863 — the largest amount in CA history

267 donors made their first gifts to the Annual Fund

A $750,000 matching challenge was reached, thanks to 1,111 donors who made new or increased gifts to the Annual Fund

Sophomore Parents Total: $230,618 Participation: 81% Class Chairs: Dore Hammond and Chris Smith Solicitors: Hugh Bennett Deb Boucher Karl and Susan Frieden Ben Gomes-Casseres Tracey Hurd Sandra Lehner Julie Rodwin Steve Ruscak Nina Sawczuk ’80 Jane Siewers Carolyn Stein Anthony Weiner and Priscilla Cohen Jonathon and Lucinda Wright

Mr. and Ms. Tariq F. Abu-Jaber ❖ David Beard and Gail Friedman Robert A. Beckwitt and Barbara J. Hughey ❖ Hugh Bennett and Kimberly Balfour-Bennett Mr. and Mrs. David F. Benson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blumenthal Chris Bohjalian and Victoria Blewer ❖ Mr. and Mrs. David M. Boucher Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruce ❖ A. James and Elizabeth S. Casner ❖ Prescott J. Cheney Wendell B. Colson and Joanne R. Casper ❖ CJ and Rachel Coppersmith ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Dempsey Fritzner Desius and Siltane Desrosiers ❖

Robert G. Eaton and Betty Anderson Richard Fichera and Julie Rodwin ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stona Fitch ❖ Max Follettie and Joan Bell Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Frank Karl and Susan Frieden Brian and Bob Giannino-Racine ❂ ❖ Doug Girdwood and Susan MacDonald John Goldberg and Julie Faber ❖ Ben Gomes-Casseres and Susan Wexler ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John Hall ❖ Jonathan and Tracey Hurd ❖ Edward and Jennifer Hurley-Wales Sang Bong Kim and Soon Hee Lee ❖ Suk Soo Kim and Hye Young Moon ❖ Ronn Kliger and Lis Wolfson ❖ Richard and Lydie Labaudiniere ❖ Bozena Lato Eugene and Tatiana Lavrennikov David Lax and Ilana Manolson ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lehner ❖ Mr. and Mrs. James K. Levinger ❖ Shaylor M. Lindsay ❖ Martin Lueck and Nancy Traversy ❖ Muzammil Mansuri and Diana Stork ❖ Donald Martin and Martha Stone-Martin ❖ John W. Mauer and Pamela E. Mack ’73 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCann ❖ Thomas M. Metzold and Karen B. Manor Steven M. Mirin and Margaret S. McKenna ❖

Michael C. Monks and Marietta Christie ❖ Humphrey Morris and Deborah A. Greenman ❖ Rory Morton and Elizabeth Leahy Morton Ira Moskowitz and Caren Ponty ❖ Mr. and Mrs. James Murray ❖ Jonathan and Deborah Golodetz New ’84 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Ms. Stephen D. Newton James S. Normile and Dore Hammond Adam J. Nussenbaum and Shari Abramowitz Mr. and Mrs. James C. Pannell Douglas W. Phillips and Eileen Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Radochia ❖ Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss ❂ Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ronco Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ruscak ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sarno ❖ Adrian and Nina Urban Sawczuk ’80 ❂ ❖ Steven Shulman and Susan Kline ❖ Mr. and Ms. Mark I. Siewers Michael and Chris Smith ❖ Eric and Carolyn Stein ❖ Mr. and Ms. Per A. Suneby ❖ Richard and Susan Walters ❖ Anthony Weiner and Priscilla Cohen ❖ James R. Wilker and Vicki A. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wilson ❖ John W. Winkelman and Janet Wozniak Willian and Susan Wood ❂ ❖

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Wright ❖ Zong-Yeng Wu and Lih-Ling Lin ❖ Bertram and Laima Zarins Dan Zeitouni

Junior Parents Total: $223,531 Participation: 79% Class Chair: Fiona Carr Solicitors: Paul Barth and Kathy Knight Elizabeth Bartle Melanie Bilazarian John Conley Lori Conway Scott Evoy and Alexandra Steinert-Evoy Maria Hanlon Sebastian Lousada and Sabra Ewing Erin Pastuszenski Scott and Ellen Slater Peter and Fan Watkinson

Mr. and Mrs. Eucimar Abreu Silva ❖ Angela Agard ❖ Juan C. Alvarez and Debra Dellanina-Alvarez ❖ Paul S. Barth and Kathy Knight ❂ ❖ Steven Bercu Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey ❖ Dr. and Mrs. Seth D. Bilazarian Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Bliss Jr. ❖ David Boghossian and Elizabeth Bartle Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Buckland William and Fiona Carr ❖ Jong Han Chi and Hyun Ok Kim Leslie Cioffi ❖ Kim and Jody Comart John Conley and Elizabeth Awalt Lori Conway Ian T. Douglas and Kristin Harris ❂ ❖ Scott Evoy and Alexandra Steinert-Evoy ❖ Christian and Pamela Fantini ❖ Mr. and Ms. Daniel Fradkin Judy Garlan Scott Glidden and Ruth Page Sang Won Han and So Young Lee Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Hanlon Jr. ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Harrison Steve Imrich and Cynthia W. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Mohammed S. Islam ❖ Kevin Keegan and Deborah Donahue-Keegan Sanghun Kim and Sora Noh Woong Chul and Sookheui Kim Bong Taek Kong and In Woo Nam ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Koppel ❖ Paul R. Kugler II Chun Bong Lee and Eun Sil Kim Sebastian Lousada and Sabra Ewing ❖ Vikram and Mary B. Malhotra ’78 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Mankin Mr. and Mrs. David S. McCue ❖ Pamela C. McKee

Ronald Nordin and Leslie Nicholson ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Owades Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hyo Sang Park ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Pastuszenski ❖ Thomas Pimm and Gayle Nutile-Pimm ❂ Jim and Sarah Rafferty ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Neil E. Rasmussen ❖ Robert K. Rodat and Mollie D. Miller Joel B. Rosen and Addie L. Swartz ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Silverman Scott and Ellen Slater ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Smythe Dr. and Mrs. James E. Spencer ❖ Laurence E. Tobey and Rebecca C. Park ❖ Jodi A. Tucker Larry Tye and Lisa Frusztajer ’80 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Urban Malcolm M. Walsh and Kathleen J. O’Hara Peter and Fan Watkinson ❂ ❖ Lisa Weissmann and Debra Shapiro ❖ Young June Yang and Hea Kyung Ahn ❖ Elizabeth Yerkes ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Li Guo Yu ❖ Yee Tak and Kam Lin Yung ❖ Anonymous


A Gesture of Gratitude


s a Concord Academy student, our daughter has discovered that history and art can be as engrossing and fascinating as math. She has developed a genuine enjoyment and appreciation for these subjects, which wasn’t there before coming to CA. Great teachers have made this happen. When I served as a trustee of Rachel’s Montessori school, I learned the importance of a strong Annual Fund, not only as a means to support programs, but also as a show of appreciation by parents and alumnae/i. By making gifts to the Annual Fund, I’m making a statement of support for CA. I do this because I believe CA lives up to its mission statement by providing an environment where students feel safe expressing their opinions and unique qualities. What we value most are the teachers. They create just the right relationship with these young adults and know how to bring out the very best in each one. In gratitude, I decided not only to be a contributor to the Annual Fund, but also to take a more active role as an Annual Fund chair. When I make calls on behalf of the Annual Fund, I’m just as pleased to receive a pledge from a new donor as I am to receive an increased pledge from an existing donor. For me, participation matters most. I’ve spoken with parents who feel that gifts to the Annual Fund have to be substantial financial donations, but that isn’t the case. Every single donation, regardless of the amount, is a message of support for CA. And every single donation helps. — William and Fiona Carr P’10


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Gifts from Parents of Alumnae/i

Walter and Susan Birge P’88

Transformative Experiences



ur son Jesse ’88 describes Concord Academy as a place where “people can be who they are” and where students thrive and excel in their passions. Jesse formed lasting friendships at the school, a pivotally important experience for him, since he had transferred from a highly respected school where cliques and labels were the norm. CA faculty members take a genuine interest in each student and inspire students to reach beyond their perceived limits intellectually, artistically, and athletically. These young men and women have transformative experiences in CA classrooms and studios, and on the CA fields. We give to the Annual Fund to celebrate Jesse’s wonderful experience at CA. But there is a second reason — as headmaster of the Fenn School, I watched so many of our graduates grow and flourish in myriad ways at Concord Academy. The Annual Fund supports the total Concord Academy program and is the key to the ongoing health of the school. Great teachers, small classes, and unique educational opportunities are expensive. They need to be supported through the Annual Fund, and we are delighted to participate every year. — Walter and Susan Birge P’88


Lucas Aalmans and Abigail Erdmann ❂ Harold and Lynn Abelson Bill and Susan Adams ❂ ❖ Helen E. Ahearn ❂ Alan C. Aisenberg ❂ ❖ Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Allio ❂ D. Pike Aloian ❖ Annabelle R. Ambrose ❂ ❖ Charles and Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. George S. Ames ❂ Jean Claude Antoine and Madone Chevry-Antoine ❖ David and Carol Antos ❂ ❖ Renee M. Arb ❂ Dorothy K. Austin ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John Axten ❂ Guillermo and Claire Bahamon ❖ Barbara McCormick Bailey ’58 ❂ William M. Bailey ❂ Professor and Mrs. Bernard Bailyn Juliet Schoen-Rene Baker Lisle and Sally Baker ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Lynn C. Bartlett June L. Baumler ❂ Linda J. L. Becker ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Becton, Jr. ❂ Norman and Nancy B. Beecher ❖ Gordon H. Bemis ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Adam S. Berger ❂ ❖ Wendy S. Berger Kostia Bergman and Libby Zimmerman ❂ Richard and Rachel Berlin ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Geoffrey C. Berresford ❂ David and Louisa Birch ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Birge III ❂ ❖ Nahuesenay Desta Birke and Bekelach Deres ❖ Nancy Blackmun ❖ Bruce and Jane Blumberg ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Steven Blumsack ❂ William T. Bogaert and Eugenia Zangas ❂ ❖ Paula Grymes Booher ’55 ❂ Wallace P. Boquist ❂ Ardis S. Bordman ❂ ❖ Markley H. Boyer and Barbara E. Millen ❂ Thomas B. Bracken ❂ Lillian F. Braden ❂ John Britt and Diane L. Vigneau ❖ Douglas R. Brown ❖ Frances S. Brown ❂ ❖ Robert P. Brown and Gay Ellis ’66 ❖ Louisa Garfield Browne ’36 ❂ Roger Brown and Linda Mason ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Bruck ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Burckmyer ❖ Dr. and Mrs. M. Desmond Burke ❖ Catherine K. Byrne ❂ ❖ Paul and Lisbeth Cahill ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Carey Sr. Louise W. Carter ❂ Diana Knowles Cashen ’58 ❂ Gaynor D. Casner ❂

Stanley and Cathleen Cavell ❖ Lucy J. Chapman ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Evans W. Cheeseman, Jr. ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Gerald N. Christopher ❖ Lucia Cabot Cipolla ’44 ❂ ❖ Deborah Perry Clark ’46 ❂ Nancy Parker Clark ’38 Downing Cless and Alice Trexler ❂ ❖ Dick and Blythe Colby ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Collier ❂ T. Philip and Cynthia Comenos ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Brewster Conant ❂ David and Marcia Cook ❂ Ann K. Corbey ❂ John J. Corry Nathan and Nancy Colt Couch ’50 ❂ Todd and Caroline Lee Crocker ’66 Mr. and Mrs. M. Colyer Crum ❂ Daphne Cummings ’61 ❖ Christopher B. Daly and Anne K. Fishel ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. D’Arcy ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Davidson ❂ ❖ Peter and Anna Davol ❂ ❖ Nicholas and Elizabeth Deane Mr. and Mrs. Valery DeBeausset ❖ Anthony and Varangkana Lamsam de Leon ’79 ❂ ❖ Anthony Decaneas Nancy Maclaurin Decaneas ’62 § Douglas and Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler ’61 ❂ ❖ Sarah McClary Dewey ’48 § Catherine S. Dickey and Peter W. Smith ❂ Paul and Robin DiGiammarino ❖ Emily DiMaggio Mr. and Ms. Thanh Chi Dinh ❂ ❖ William and Permele Frischkorn Doyle ’72 ❖ Dr. and Mrs. David A. Drachman ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Dreyfus ❖ Katharine Eaton Dreier ’48 ❂ ❖ Ruth Brooks Drinker ’31 § Michael Drossos and Malva Gordett ❖ Barbara M. Dudley Dr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Dunbar ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Willard L. Eastman ❂ Jeffrey and Molly Eberle ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. English Michael Epstein and April Stone ❂ Charles § and Sylvia Erhart, Jr. ❂ Norris and Constance Burr Evans ’69 ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John N. Faigle ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Feldman ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John K. Felix Noel Fernandez David and Karen Firestone ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Blair Flicker ❖ Anna Foote ❖ George and Lisa Foote ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Domingo Franco ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Frenkil ❖ Richard and Beth Fried Mr. and Mrs. Timothy H. Gailey ❖ Mrs. Charles B. Garabedian ❖ Howard E. Gardner ❖ Gary and Lisa Garmon ❖

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle

Mrs. William W. Garth Jr. ❂ Eben and Win Gay Abigail Gillespie ’71 ❖ Amy A. Gimbel Katherine Glover ’65 ❖ David and Holly Gray Goodspeed ’66 Neva Rockefeller Goodwin ’62 Thomas § and Georgia Gosnell Richard Graf and Catherine Kernan ❖ Joseph A. Grasso Jr. ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Gray Mr. and Ms. Stephen V. Gray ❖ David H. Green ❂ Mr. and Mrs. John P. Green, Jr. ❂ ❖ Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ❂ Alexander N. Gunn ❂ Brad and Patty Hager ❂ ❖ Myron and Meredith Rollins Hamer ’52 Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hammond III ❂ Dudley and Ellen Smith Harde ’62 ❂ Jonathan Harris and Lowry Hemphill ’68 ❖ Gardiner Hartmann ❂ Tim Hayes and Anne Romney ❂ Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hebb, Jr. Michael J. Henchman ❂ Mr. and Mrs. George B. Henderson ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hendrick Philip and Ann Heymann ❂ Stephen Heymann ’74 and Cynthia Lubien ❖ Katherine Motley Hinckley ’61 ❖ David and Beth Hirzel ❂ David and Sally Hooper ❂ Mary Leigh Morse Houston ’47 ❂ Jonathan and Ann Hubbard ❖ Timothy and Mary Hult ❂ Alexander and Jean Humez ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Hunt ❖ William J. Huston Jr. ❂ Yannis Ioannides and Anna Hardman ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Johnson Marjorie Hornblower Johnson ’60 ❂ ❖ Vidar and Kathleen Jorgensen ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Julier ❂ ❖ Mary Juneau-Norcross Mr. and Mrs. Miguel C. Junger ❖ Jacqueline R. Kates ❖ Glen and Jessica Kaufman ❂ Joan Kaufman John and Kathy Kaufmann ❂ Brian Keegstra and Olga Lange ❖ Peter and Angela Keiser ❖ Michael and Linda Kellett Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kellogg ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Kemp ❂ Brian and Carol Kenner ❖ ❂ Edward and Priscilla Kern ❂ Alan Kett and Ann Hendricks ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Keyes Mr. and Mrs. Robin H. Kirkland ❂ Henry A. Kissinger Betty Knake ❖ A. Lawrence and Ruth Kolbe Peter and Roberta Kovner ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln D. Kraeuter ❂



Mr. and Mrs. Werner H. Kramarsky ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Kuppens Ellen Kwame ❖ Ann Kwong and Dasa Lipovsek ❂ ❖ Robert and Charlotte Kelly Lally ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Macreay J. Landy Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Langione ❂ Ken Lappin and Niti Seth Jenny D. Lassen ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Laurence ❂ Peter and Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 ❂ Lindsey C. Lawrence ❖ Joan Corbin Lawson ’49 ❂ ❖ An H. Le and Hanh H. Nguyen ❂ Thomas Leatherman and Marjorie Aelion ’74 ❂ ❖ Thomas and Barbara Leggat ❖ John and Kathy Lehmann ❂ Olivia Swaim LeFeaver ’41 ❂ Deborah Smith Leighton ’55 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. James T. Lichoulas, Jr. ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Lilienfeld ❂ Helen Whiting Livingston ’41 ❂ ❖ Matthew and Davida Loewenstein ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Ruly Lontoh Pauline Lord ’68 Mrs. Atherton Loring, Jr. Peter and Babette Loring ❂ Jaquelin Harris Lubin ❖ Talbot and Catherine Petersen Mack ’64 Stephen and Kim Maire ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Marshall ❂ ❖ Howard Martin and Gail-Ann Brodeur ❂ ❖ Daniel Matthews ❂ ❖ Maria V. A. Matthiessen ❂ Bill and Susan Maxfield ❂ Jim and Linda May Hannah Norseen McClennen ’62 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. William H. McConaghy ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. McFarland ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Menger ❂ Trevor Miller and Kim Williams ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moavenzadeh David W. Montgomery and Alice J. Merrill ❂ Mrs. William L. Moran ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morange ❂ John and Carol Moriarty ❂ ❖ Charles A. Morss, Jr. ❂ Suzanne Mosby ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey H. Movius Frederick R. Mueller and Cynthia B. Taft ❂ Mr. and Mrs. James S. Munro, Jr. Suzanne Munsey ❖ Russ and Wanfang Murray ❂ Sam Mygatt and Susan Hall Mygatt ❂ Stephen J. Nelson and Mary Anne Mayo ’72 ❂ Anna Newberg ❖ David and Catharine Newbury ❂ ❖ Robert and Karen Newton ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Morris G. Nicholson ❂ ❖ Dr. and Mrs. Murray A. Nicolson Mr. and Mrs. H. Roderick Nordell Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. O’Connor, Jr. ❂ John and Gretchen O’Connor ❂


James Olesen and Lynn Nowels ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Olshan ❖ Krid and Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ’73 ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Hyoung J. Park ❂ C. Stephen and Kathleen King Parker ❂ Lisa Parker ❂ Laura E. Parkhurst Mrs. Raymond A. Paynter ❖ Mr. and Mrs. George S. Pearce ❂ Kay D. Pechilis ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Philliou ❂ Raymond J. Pohl and Lisa M. Botticelli ❖ Edith Cowles Poor ’39 ❂ Anne Hart Pope ’66 ❂ Joshua Posner and Eileen Rudden ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Powell ❂ Mr. and Mrs. John D. Pratt ❂ Lynne A. Prives David and Robin Ray ❖ Mr. and Mrs. William S. Reardon ❂ Virginia Redpath ’65 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. John P. Reeder, Jr. ❂ ❖ Steven David Reich ❂ Howard and Robin Reisman ❖ Russell and Carla Ricci ❂ ❖ Sarah C. Riley ❖ Burton and Gloria Rose ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. James E. Rosen ❂ Mark and Etta Rosen ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. David W. Rosenberg ❖ Nicholas and Heyden White Rostow ’67 ❂ ❖ Andre and Lee Roussel Channing and Deborah Russell ❖ Penelope Russell ❂ ❖ Thomas M. Sadtler and Jane E. Wells Ravi and Rohini Sakhuja ❂ ❖ David Salomon and Marilyn Leeds ❂ ❖ Phoebe Salten and Merrill Weingrod David and Amy Schenkein ❖ Thomas and Katharine Rea Schmitt ’62 ❂ Frederick and Susan Seward ❂ Dr. and Mrs. John Sexton ❂ Nancy Megowen Shane ’51 ❂ ❖ Thomas Shapiro ❂ ❖ Paul R. Shay ❖ Susan Shay ❖ Nancy C. Shober ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Shohet ❂ Carol Mann Shoudt ❂ Tony Siesfeld and Cammy Thomas ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Slater ❂ Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford ❂ ❖ Morgan and Belinda Pleasants Smith ’60 ❂ ❖ Daniel L. Smythe, Jr. ❂ Mr. and Mrs. John S. Solakian ❂ Karen R. Sollins ❂ John Sommer ❖ Duncan Spelman and Elizabeth Grady ❂ Michael and Diane Spence ❂ Enid M. Starr ❂ ❖ Sherman H. Starr ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Platt Staunton ❂ James and Nancy Wolfe Stead ’58 Maurice and Phyllis Stein ❖ Mrs. Ames Stevens, Jr. ❂ ❖

Alice Fales Stewart ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Stewart ❂ ❖ Don Straus and Carol Goss ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Vcevold O. Strekalovsky Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo Stumpf Dean Sullender and Suzanne Knight ❂ Owen S. Surman ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Sweatt Ann Hemingway Tarlton ’62 ❂ Richard and Alix Taylor ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Plimpton Tilton ❂ Hazel F. Tuttle ❂ Joe and Annie Twichell ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Glen Urban ❂ Dr. and Mrs. Henry W. Vaillant ❂ Frances Howes Valiente ’64 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. James H. Vaughn Mary Wadleigh ’64 ❂ Irmengard Wagstaff ❂ John M. Wallace ❂ George Wallis ❂ Dr. and Mrs. David F. Walther Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Wang ❖ Frederic and Judith Harris Watriss ’58 Mr. and Ms. Frederick L. Weiss ❂ Scott and Deborah Jackson Weiss ❂ Margot A. Welch ❂ Thomas E. Wilcox and E. Whitney Ransome ❂ Donald A. Wilder and Barbara B. Janeway ❖ Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkens R. Wade Williams and Penny F. Schindler ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Werner S. Willmann ❂ ❖ Rosemary Wilson ’59 ❖ Anne Winslow ❖ Antoinette and Brian Winters ❖ Dennis B. Wolkoff and Susan C. Coolidge Chang Rok Woo and Ho Geun Chung ❂ John and Ledlie Laughlin Woolsey ’34 ❖ Carl and Marjory Wunsch ❖ Mary W. Wyman ❂ Rick Yeiser and Ruth Einstein ❂ Jane L. Yusen ❂ Edward and Janet Zaval ❂ ❖ Judi Ross Zuker Anonymous (2)


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Gifts from Students In addition to raising $6,040 from Winterfest, current students made individual gifts to the Annual Fund. Gifts from seniors are in the Senior Parent Gifts Program section on page 76–77 of this report.

Class of 2012 Hadley Allen ❖ Tyler Baldwin ❖ Taylor Berkley ❖ Bruce Duggan ❖ Taylor Fallon ❖ Benchize Fleuraguste ❖ Holly Fraser-Corp ❖ Graham Kaemmer ❖ Andrew Kelliher ❖ Yeu Jin Kong ❖ Aidan Konuk ❖ Alice Krupczak ❖ Nathaniel Lamkin ❖ Sofia Lapides-Wilson ❖ David Livingstone ❖ Sara Makiya ❖ Christopher McManus ❖ Samuel Miller ❖ John Murchison ❖ Oyinlola Ogundipe ❖ Oliver Parke ❖ Sarah Perrault ❖ Megan Robidas ❖ Elizabeth Rodgers ❖ Max Samels ❖ Derek Schwartz ❖ Emma Starr ❖ Matthew Styles ❖ Adam Ting ❖ Isaac Vargas ❖ Maximiliano Villarreal ❖ Corie Walsh ❖ Taichi Yokoyama ❖

Class of 2011


F. Jaspar Abu-Jaber So Won Bang ❖ Elisabeth Beckwitt ❖ Tobias Bercu ❖ Jordan Brooks ❖ Oliver Bruce ❖ Daniel Coppersmith ❖ Eliza Green Amy Huang Keelin Hurd Maya Hurley-Wales ❖ Sofia Julian Hyun Jun Kim ❖ Ji Yeon Kim ❖ Daniel Kliger ❖ Matthieu Labaudiniere Alexander Lato ❖ Lena Lax Erica Lehner ❖


Daniel Mansuri ❖ Ryan Martin ❖ Elizabeth Mauer Katherine McCann ❖ Edmund Metzold ❖ Alexander Milona ❖ Nicholas Mirin ❖ Andrew Monks ❖ Kyra Morris ❖ Anna Morton ❖ Sarah New Camille Newton Therese Ronco Stephen Sarno ❖ Samantha Smith ❖ Daniel Weiner ❖ Sarah Wilker ❖ Christine Wu Andrew Zarins ❖ Alexandra Zeitouni ❖

Class of 2010 Christopher Alvarez ❖ Annie Arnzen ❖ Casey Barth ❖ Julian Bercu Brendan Buckland Rachel Carr ❖ Heui Yung Do ❖ Johanna Douglas Elizabeth Durney Daysha Edewi ❖ Olivia Fantini ❖ Philip Gosnell ❖ Hye Sung Han ❖ Julia Hanlon ❖ Caroline Howe Rebecca Imrich Maia Johnstone Seonjae Kim ❖ Suah Lee ❖ Elvis Leon ❖ Lily Lousada ❖ Kevin Lu ❖ Malini Malhotra ❖ Andrew McCue ❖ Bronwyn Murray-Bozeman Charles Pastuszenski ❖ Thomas Rafferty ❖ Anders Rasmussen ❖ Jack Rodat ❖ Max Silverman ❖ Louisa Smythe Katie Surrey-Bergman Lovelie Tejada Kendall Tucker Alexandra-Makeba Turner-Owens Alexandra Urban ❖ Isabel Walsh ❖ William Watkinson ❖ Geoffrey Yu ❖ Eileen Yung ❖ Alan Zhu ❖


Gifts from Faculty and Staff Special thanks to the faculty and staff who contributed to the Annual Fund this year. Gifts from faculty and staff, who already give so much of themselves to CA, are especially meaningful. Bill and Susan Adams ❂ ❖ Marge G. Albin ❂ David and Carol Antos ❂ ❖ Annie and Benjamin Bailey ’91 ❂ ❖ Thomas Bartolone ❖ Carol Anne Beach and Tara Bradley ❂ ❖ Joanne Becotte ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Bedell ❂ ❖ Sarah Bellini Luis ❖ Bill Benjamin ❖ Wendy S. Berger Mike Bouzan ❖ Shawn Buckland Thomas Collins ❖ Richard Colton and Amy Spencer ❂ ❖ Lodowick Crofoot ❖ Karen Culbert ❖ Keith Daniel ❂ Susan Davis Leslie Day ❂ Jackie Decareau ❂ ❖ Jeff and Jennifer Desjarlais Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler ’61 ❂ ❖ Minh C. Dinh ’04 ❖ Deanna Douglas ❖ Jacob and Pat Dresden ❂ ❖ John and Gianna Drew ❂ Ben Eberle ’99 ❖ Mark Engerman Eve Fraser-Corp ❂ Kim Frederick ❂ Gail Friedman Patricia Fry ❖ David R. Gammons ❂ Robin Gath ❖ Brian and Bob Giannino-Racine ❂ ❖ Elizabeth Z. Ginsberg ❖ Sarah Gore ❖ Deborah Gray ❂ ❖ Russell Gray ❖ David Hegarty ❖ Nancy Howard ❂ Kirsten Hoyte ❖ Sarah Faulkner Hugenberger ’94 ❖ Timothy Hult ❂ Peter and Sarah Jennings ❂ Rosie Johnson ❖ Greg Jutkiewicz ❖ Cynthia Katz ❖ Joan Kaufmann Martha Kennedy ❂ Donald and Susan Kingman ❂ Betty Knake ❖ Amy Kumpel ❖ Abby Laber ❖ Peter Laipson ❂ ❖

Martin Laporte ❖ George Larivee ❂ ❖ David Leach ❖ Deborah Levine ❖ Stephanie Manzella ❂ ❖ Shawn Marcoux ❖ Natalie M. Matus ❂ Deb McCarthy ❂ ❖ John McGarry and Suzanne Parry ❂ ❖ Morgan Mead Carol Miller ❂ ❖ Kem Morehead Marie Myers ❂ ❖ Roberta M. Nicoletta ❂ Lynn Orr ❖ Robert and Barbara Piantedosi ❂ ❖ Judi Raiff ❂ Marcio Ribeiro ❖ Marcio Ribeiro-Filho ❖ David and Margaret Rost ❂ Chris Rowe ❂ Pamela Safford and Dan Covell ❂ ❖ Sue Sauer ❂ Judi Seldin ❂ ❖ Timothy Seston and Sally Zimmerli ❂ ❖ Matthew Shapiro ❖ Brendan and Stephanie Shepard ❂ ❖ Carol Mann Shoudt ❂ Adam Simon ❂ Kellie and Brad Smith ❂ ❖ Jennifer Soderburg ❖ John Stander ❖ Ayres and Kristin Stiles-Hall ❂ ❖ Jenny C. Stirling ❖ April Stone ❂ Sandy and Lucille Stott ❂ ❖ Benjamin Stumpf ’88 ❖ Peter and Lisa Sun Selim Tezel ❂ ❖ Cammy Thomas ❂ Alison Tomlin ❖ Tina Tong ❖ Karen Vaillancourt ❖ Laurence Vanleynseele ❖ Jon Waldron ❖ Eliza Wall ❂ ❖ Meg Wilson ❖ Antoinette Winters ❖ Michael and Hilary Wirtz ❂ ❖ Rebecca Wrigley Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ’76 ❂ Andrea Yanes-Taylor ❖ Sarah Yeh ❖ Reid Young ❖ Eugenia Zangas ❂ ❖

Dresden Challenge

Main Street Circle

Gifts from Grandparents, Former Faculty and Staff, and Friends Mr. and Mrs. Mark Abramowitz Mr. and Mrs. Ebert Agard ❖ Nancy C. Babcock Dr. and Mrs. John Bargoot Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Bentsen, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Berkowitz Ali Bhanji ❖ Sondra Blewer ❖ Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Bliss ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Brown ❖ Christine Campbell ❖ John F. Cogan and Mary L. Cornille ❖ Mary H. Cogan ❖ Alden D. Cohen ❖ Anne Colman ❖ Judy Cromwell ❖ Jacqueline Dresden ❂ ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Drinker ❖ Marc Fields and Nancy Reed Spencer ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Barney A. Frumkin ❖ Mr. and Mrs. William Gillen ❖ Cynthia Gilles ❖ Thomas § and Georgia Gosnell Wanda Holland Greene ❂ Paula S. Greenman Ernie Haas and Phyllis Ponty ❖ John Hall Mr. and Mrs. Jung Soo Han ❖ Richard G. Hardy and Adele Y. Gagne ❖ Lil Hebert ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Henderson ❖ Faith Howland ❂ Mrs. Ham James ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kania ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Kliger ❖ Robert M. Lerner Alison Lobron ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lowy ❖ Ruth Lowy ❖ Richard A. Lumpkin ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Harry McGee ❖ Margaret McKenna ❖ Sylvia Mendenhall ❂ Franziska Morris Paul and Pamela Ness Lois Nordin Kate Oggel ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Emilio M. Ortiz June Pannell Mr. and Mrs. Neil Pappalardo ❖ Gabriel Pena ❖ Orfa Peneula ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Albert Perrault ❖ Cecille Price Hanka Ray ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Reall Ronald A. Richardson ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Todd Richman Helena S. Riney ❖ Ann Shaw §


Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Sprague Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stafford ❖ Enid M. Starr ❂ ❖ Sherman H. Starr ❖ Hilde Steffey Dr. and Mrs. Richard Stein ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sweeney ❖ Moyra Traupe ❖ Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tucker ❖ Pat Udomprasert ❖ Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette ❖ Dorothy Vollans ❖ Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Weissmann Pearl Wolfson ❖ Alan and Caroline Wu ❖

Gifts from Corporations, Foundations, and Other Organizations Annunciation Orthodox School The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore The Baltimore Community Foundation The Barrow Book Store Beard Family Charitable Trust Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc. Boston Foundation Boston Private Bank and Trust Company Boyer Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County Dickler Family Foundation, Inc. The Eastern Charitable Foundation The Felucca Fund Fidelity Foundation Fiduciary Charitable Foundation Global Impact Harvard University Helen and William Mazer Foundation The JM Kaplan Fund, Inc. JustGive Kahn Charitable Foundation Knox Family Foundation Lewis, Rice and Fingersh, LC Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge Office The Lumpkin Family Foundation Maine Community Foundation Mancini Foundation Mary W. Harriman Foundation Microsoft Corporation The Millmont Foundation The Minneapolis Foundation The Neil and Anna Rasmussen Foundation Network for Good Paul and Mary Boghossian Memorial Fund Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Barbara Foundation The Santomero Family Foundation Inc. Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving The Shane Foundation Trust


The Tulgey Wood Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program The Weathertop Foundation The Woodcock #3 Foundation Wellpoint Foundation Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Anonymous

Elizabeth J. Mun ‘10 Memorial Fund Joseph and Nancy Adolph Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Ahn Sam Alkhoury DMD, PC Breck Arnzen and Louise Peterson-Arnzen ’75 Ronald B. Arsenault and Abbe J. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Barton Phyllis Basile Elizabeth Basow ’09 Carol Anne Beach and Tara Bradley Barry J. Benjamin Mr. and Mrs. Raynard D. Benvenuti Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Robert Black George Blackburn and Susan Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Robert Boose Hannah R. Boulton Jennifer Brennan Tony Brooke and Victoria Huber ’75 Ashley Brock ’12 Cynthia P. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brown Michael Burns Michael and Nancy Cahalane Tess Carse Katharine J. Carter Ronna Casper and Issie Greenberg Lisa Lee Chan Hyun Choi and Kyung Ju Lee Downing Cless and Alice Trexler Emily Cole ’09 Concord Cabaret Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Critchlow Ina S. Cushman Danforth Dental, PC Leslie Day Dedham Medical Associates Peter A. Delli Colli, DMD and Staff DentaQuest Angela Deoki ’12 Dr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Donoff Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Dorsey Ian T. Douglas and Kristin Harris ❂ Mr. and Mrs. James P. Doyle Doyle and Matteson, Inc. Jacob and Pat Dresden John and Gianna Drew George L. Drummey and Janet Sheehan Drummey Rosemary B. Duda Bruce Duggan, Jr. ’12 Julia Eaton ’11

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ewing Kevin and Melinda Fallon Laurena Fasllia ’11 Faulkner Hospital Alexander Fernandez ’11 Cary Feuerman and Giovanni Castelucci Framingham Country Club Framingham Dental Center Framingham Dental Group, PC Danielle Girdwood ’11 Bob and Joan Guerrant Brad and Patty Hager Katherine A. Haltom DVM Diantha Harrington Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates HCPro Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Deborah A. Himelhoch Tonhu Hoang Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hoenig Caroline Howe ’10 Kirsten Hoyte Jonathan and Tracey Hurd Donald E. Ingber and Ellen S. Dolnansky Jacob Friedman Insurance Agency, Inc. The Karjadi Family Janice T. Keefe Young Bae Kim Betty Knake Korean Parents Association Matthieu Labaudiniere ’11 Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Jennifer Lamy ’09 The Lander Family Ghage-James Lay ’12 William and June Waren Lee Erica Lehner ’11 John and Theresa Levinson Elise Lim ’09 Elliot and Lenore Lobel Joanne and Steven Locke Muzammil Mansuri and Diana Stork Joanne Marian Suzanne E. Markloff Massachusetts Dental Society Massachusetts Dental Society Political Action Committee Deb McCarthy Andrew McCue ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. McNeice Metropolitan District Dental Society Metrowest Family Dental, PC Brian and Bata Milosh George Miserlis ’81 Kem Morehead Edward and Sue Mun Rosemarie Y. Nahm New England Field Hockey Association Camille Newton ’11 James Olesen and Lynn Nowels Wayne and Marie Oliver Kathleen Opanasets Lynn Orr Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Owades The Papadellis Family Michael Pappas ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Paris


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Partners HealthCare Systems Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Pastuszenski Charles Pastuszenski ’10 Kay Pechilis Chunhak Phay Michael Pinnolis and Mariam Newman Newton Press Barbara A. Preussner Lingxi Qu ’12 Anders Rasmussen ’10 Maureen B. Ratigan David and Robin Ray Brenda Reed Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss Andrea Richman Mr. and Mrs. Todd Richman Aliza Rosen ’10 Elinor Ross Dr. and Mrs. Todd K. Rowe Edward and Susan Salamoff Mr. and Mrs. Jay Salinger David S. Samuels DVM Robert C. Sarno and Deborah A. Hall Clinton and Elise Savidge Tom Schuetz and Joan M. Petracca Michael C. Sheff Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey K. Sherwood Pat Simmons Hathy MacMahon Simpson ’81 Louisa Smythe ’10 Janice E. Spada DVM Alan and Monica Wulff Steinert ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Sullivan Dr. and Mrs. Michael Swartz Roseanne Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas E. Tawa, Jr. Ben and Kate Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Testa Selim Tezel Tobey Hospital Jenna Troop ’09 Koyami Tulley ’09 David K. Urion and Deborah Choate Loiuse Vrande Irmengard Wagstaff Neil and Elise R. Wallace Richard and Susan Walters Wareham Surgical Associates Dr. and Mrs. Michael Wilson Katherine and Lauren Wright-Breitfelder Mr. and Mrs. Jack Yee Sang Wook Yoo and Hee Jung Kim Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Young Alexandra Zeitouni ’11

Tribute Gifts

In Memory of Doris Coryell

Brad and Patty Hager Peter Xiaoran Li ’02 Alison Lobron Caroline Murfitt-Eller ’58 James Olesen and Lynn Nowels Michael and Diane Spence Selim Tezel Rebecca Schotland Wolsk ’89

Wendy White ’64

In Honor of Stephen Dreyfus ’94

In Memory of Julia Woll Arliss ’80

Karen Pechilis ’80 In Memory of Rachel O. Burrell

Christopher Burrell

In Memory of Sarah McClary Dewey ’48

Hubert Dreyfus

Katherine Flather Breen ’48 Adelaide Eicks Comegys ’48 Pamela Cash Fisher ’48 Diane Sargent ’48

Benjamin Krug ’00

In Memory of Ruth Brooks Drinker ’31

In Honor of Madge Evans In Honor of Nicole Fandel

Elijah Feinstein ’93 In Honor of Lucy Eddy Fox ’69

Philip A. Drinker

Laura Palmer Aronstein ’69

In Memory of Flora House Fairchild ’41

In Honor of Lucy Kania ’12

Leslie Day

Edwin Kania

In Memory of Lissa Fowler ’55

In Honor of Peter Laipson

Elizabeth Moizeau Shima ’55

Peter Xiaoran Li ’02

In Memory of V. Benjamin Haas

In Honor of Dana Salomon ’08

Amy Goorin Fogelman ’93

David Salomon

In Memory of Benjamin David Hamilton ’00

In Honor of Michael Salomon ’05

Liana LoConte ’00 In Memory of Elizabeth Maxfield Miller

David Salomon In Honor of the Science Department Faculty In Honor of Lee Shane ’85

In Memory of Barbara Mallinckrodt Osborne ’62

Nancy Megowen Shane ’51 The Shane Foundation Trust

Annunciation Orthodox School Richard A. Henderson Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, LC In Memory of Claire Thoron Pyle ’39

Ainslie Baldwin ’59 In Memory of Nancy Hornblower Rice ’64

Sarah Cosgrove Stoker ’89 In Memory of Nancy Ripley Rost, M.D.

Peter Laipson In Memory of Lezlie S. Surman

Kathleen Surman ’94 In Memory of Christine Kaufman Thompson ’61

Elizabeth Pleasants Whitehead ’61 In Memory of Morton D. Weiner In Honor of Peter Blacklow ’87

Charles D. Brown Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. In Honor of Joe Daly ’08

Christopher B. Daly and Anne K. Fishel In Honor of Jacob and Pat Dresden

Ray Ford and Marion Odence-Ford ’82 Rebecca MacMillan Fox ’66

Library ALA/Oprah Boston Public Library Chris Burrell Michael Cervas Dan Covell Keith Daniel Jake Dresden John Drew Eugene Genovese David Hegarty Vicky Huber Cynthia Katz Martha Kennedy Abby Laber Malu Malholtra ’10 Sylvia Mendenhall National Geographic Anthony Neal ’77 Ann Rosoff Meg Rosoff Chris Rowe Adam Shepard Steve Shulman and Susan Kline Diana Stork Jessica Straus Lisa Sun Antoinette Winters

Michael and Hilary Wirtz

Sandra Miller-Sanchez ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Pastuszenski



In Honor of Nancy Megowen Shane ’51

Lee Shane ’85 The Shane Foundation Trust In Honor of Emma Starr ’12

Sherman H. Starr In Honor of Sierra Starr ’08

Sherman H. Starr In Honor of Michael Wirtz

Joanne Becotte In Honor of JeeHee Yang ’10

Young-June Yang and Hea Kyung Ahn

Gifts in Kind Sarah Bartlett ’72 Elizabeth Boardman ’59 Faith Childs ’59 Jennifer Wherry Griffin ’64 Carolyn Hall Hejinian ’59 Isabelle Hofstein Jennifer Johnson ’59 Gillian Shaw Kellogg ’59 Judith Speckman Russell ’59 Pamela Safford and Dan Covell Julia Terry ’59

Current Gifts Restricted for Special Purposes

CA Dance Program and Summer Stages Dance Ross M. Adams and Diana Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Agranat Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alper Hans and Eva Apfelbaum Jeanne Beaman Ward E. Bein and Priscilla D. Bolte Sarah Bellini Luis Rodman Benedict Wendy S. Berger Joelle Birkett Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blumenthal Chris Bohjalian and Victoria Blewer Pam and Hunter Boll Les and Carol Bowen David C. Brown Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Buttenwieser Nancy N. Carlson Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Foundation Stephen Cecchetti and Ruth Charney DeWitt and Kelly Clemens Downing Cless and Alice Trexler Gayle Colman Richard Colton and Amy Spencer Concord Toy Shop Nancy Cowan ’84 Mr. and Mrs. John Cratsley



CA Parents Benefit for Financial Aid


he 2009 CA Parents Benefit for Financial Aid, “Transforming Lives,” raised more than $120,000 to support Concord Academy's financial aid program. More than 280 members of the CA community attended the April event, which was chaired by Debbie Alvarez P’10, Betsy Dempsey P’11, Tracey Hurd P’09 and ’11, and Karen Manor P’11. At left, Decorations cochair Laurel Moldave P’11 puts finishing touches on a chandelier she created of recycled materials — one of several chandeliers made by parent volunteers and then auctioned.

Raymond J. Pohl and Lisa M. Botticelli Ellen M. Poss Barbara Post Marc and Lisa Richard Elaine V. Robins David R. Rodgers and Cynthia A. Rubin Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ronco Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rubin Sara Rudner Mr. and Mrs. Terence Rushfirth Carol F. Ryser Pamela Safford and Dan Covell Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Paul Siegal Thea Singer Jean Chapin Smith Michael and Diane Spence Catherine M. Spencer Mr. and Ms. Theodore Stebbins Jr. Marilyn Stempler Stephanie Stillman Carol S. Strickland Surdna Foundation, Inc. Hillary Taylor TD Banknorth The Japan Foundation The LEF Foundation Kurt B. Therrien and Shari L. Kreisberg-Therrien David and Rose Thorne David A. Vos and Joelle N. Garfi Dan Wagoner Alexander M. Walker Theodore and Jean Webb Mr. and Mrs. Chet Webster Dr. and Mrs. David E. Winograd Elizabeth S. Wood Robert Wortman

Educational Programs Academics Steve Kim and Holly Moon Yoon-chai Lee Cameron McNeil ’87 John and Lucia Quinn Thomas L. Schuster and Ute Dietrich-Schuster

Arts Program Anonymous

Athletics Bruce Beal ’88 Keith Gelb ’88

College Counseling Channing and Deborah Russell

Community and Equity Program Forrest and Marcie Berkley

Faculty Salaries Douglas R. Brown Frances S. Brown Eric and Carolyn Stein

Head’s Discretionary Mr. and Mrs. F. Warren McFarlan

Financial Aid

(Includes gifts to general financial aid as well as direct gifts and gifts-in-kind to the Financial Aid Benefit)

Mr. and Ms. Tariq F. Abu-Jaber Ross M. Adams and Diana Thompson Juan Alvarez and Debra Dellanina-Alvarez James B. Baldwin and Dana A. Zadorozny Barrow Bookstore Paul S. Barth and Kathy Knight Jennifer Beal ’79 David Beard and Gail Friedman Robert A. Beckwitt and Barbara J. Hughey Mr. and Mrs. David F. Benson Mr. and Mrs. Raynard D. Benvenuti Steven Bercu Forrest and Marcie Berkley Black Mountain Blue Ribbon Barbeque Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blumenthal David M. Boghossian and Elizabeth Bartle Chris Bohjalian and Victoria Blewer Bosse Sports Boston Celtic Music Festival Boston Duck Tours The Boston Foundation Boston Red Sox Mr. and Mrs. David M. Boucher Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Buckland Budget Printing of Concord Cambridge Trust Company Canobie Lake Park William and Fiona Carr A. James and Elizabeth S. Casner Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Chamberlin Charles River Boat Company Charles River Canoe and Kayak Irene Chu ’76


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Diana Crum Keith Daniel Katharine Davis Susan White Delano ’72 Kevin Dennis and Rebecca Kellogg ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doe Paul R. Draskoczy Peter Endicott Michael Epstein and April Stone Mr. and Mrs. John H. Fawcett Jr. Fidelity Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stona Fitch Kathleen Fuller David R. Gammons Eben and Win Gay Alan S. Geismer Guido Goldman Terry and Fran Goss Colette Gramm Rosemary Grove Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hayden Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Hershey Mr. and Mrs. William F. Holt Margo Howard Lara Hurley Inner Strength, Inc. Alan Joslin and Deborah Epstein Patrick Kager and Catherine Clairmont Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kane Joan Karol Martha Kennedy John F. Kerry and Teresa Heinz Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Klein Edgar Knudson Heidi Kummer-Breuing Brian D. Lapointe Peik and Judith Larsen Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 Charles Lawson Mr. and Mrs. David G. Leathers Susan E. Leeman Sharon Letovsky Janet Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lightman John B. Lovis Kate Magardo Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Massachusetts Cultural Council Leander and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 Daniel W. McCusker Gayle Merling Emily Merz Paul Messier Middlesex Savings Bank Robert Montgomery John and Carol Moriarty Frederick R. Mueller and Cynthia B. Taft Shizuo Mukai and Susan Verdicchio New England Foundation for the Arts Clare H. Nunes Wayne and Marie Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Parker Sabrina Elsie Perry Phenomenarts Inc.


Photo creit



The Gatehouse Gerrity Stone Carl and Patricia Geyer Doug Girdwood and Susan MacDonald Silvia Gosnell Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss Jeong Hun Ha and Jooyeon Lee Ara Hagopian Handworks Gallery of American Crafts William and Anne Haney Heart and Stone Jewelry Henderson Striker Landscape Design and Consultation Heritage Museums and Gardens Al Herter Mr. and Mrs. Parkman D. Howe Kirsten Hoyte William Hubbard and Lee Ann Bartow Huntington Theatre Company Jonathan and Tracey Hurd Hy-Line Cruises IceStone LLC Idylwilde Farm Steve Imrich and Cynthia W. Smith Ethan E. Jacks and Maryellen Walker-Jacks Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 David and Brooke James Jillian’s Boston John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Jocelyne Joseph Mr. and Dr. Paul C. Judge Mr. and Mrs. J. David Kaemmer Keane Fire and Safety Equipment Co., Inc. Sonny Kim Donald and Susan Kingman Ronn Kliger and Lis Wolfson

Tim Morse

Cloak and Dagger Creations Wendell Colson and Joanne Casper Richard Colton and Amy Spencer Come Rain or Shine Tent Works Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffered Transportation Community Boating, Inc. Concord Car Wash Concord Flower Shop Concord Museum John G. Conley and Elizabeth G. Awalt CJ and Rachel Coppersmith Dalya’s Restaurant Keith Daniel Davis Farmland Family Farm Adventure DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Dempsey Deutsche Bank Golf Championship Dr. and Mrs. David A. Dockterman Ian T. Douglas and Kristin Harris Jacob and Pat Dresden John and Gianna Drew Peter M. Durney and Beth A. Shipley E and R Cleaners Campus Laundry Service Michael Epstein and April Stone Essex River Cruises & Charters Winifred Ewing Kevin and Melinda Fallon Farfalle Italian Market Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Fender Richard Fichera and Julie Rodwin Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper Mr. and Mrs. Stona Fitch Flag Hill Farm Orrie § and Laurel Friedman Fruitlands Museum Judy Garlan



s an expression of thanks to departing Head of School Jake Dresden, the Board of Trustees commissioned board member Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65 to paint the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel. Above, Dresden with Shutzer after receiving the gift.



Edward Koh and Carol Mastromauro Katharine Kolowich Mr. and Mrs. Enis K. Konuk Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Koppel La Campania Restaurant Richard and Lydie Labaudiniere Peter Laipson Mr. and Mrs. William A. Lamkin The Lander Family Lanes and Games Bozena Lato Linda C. Lawrence David Lax and Ilana Manolson Joo Yeon Lee Mr. and Mrs. James K. Levinger John and Theresa Levinson Liberty Hotel Dr. and Mrs. Jongchoo Lim Ju-Wen and Han-Ting Lin Thomas Linville and Kim Teirlynck Loretta Berardinelli Photography Sebastian Lousada and Sabra Ewing Martin A. Lueck and Nancy J. Traversy Gregory Maguire Vikram and Mary B. Malhotra ’78 Muzammil Mansuri and Diana Stork Donald Martin and Martha Stone-Martin Marion Matson Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCann Deb McCarthy John McCluskey and Margaret Ramsey McCluskey Leander and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 Mr. and Mrs. David S. McCue Mr. and Mrs. F. Warren McFarlan Peter McManus and Kate Wilkins McManus Thomas M. Metzold and Karen B. Manor Thomas and Susan Miller Steven M. Mirin and Margaret S. McKenna Margaret McKenna Mohegan Sun Kem Morehead John and Carol Moriarty Ira Moskowitz and Caren Ponty Bob and Alison Murchison Mr. and Mrs. James Murray Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. Nashoba Brook Bakery National Amusements, Inc. New England Aquarium New England Revolution New England Wildflower Society Raffaele and Roberta Nicoletta Ronald Nordin and Leslie Nicholson Albert A. Notini and Barbara R. Jezak Thomas M. O’Brien III Mr. and Mrs. Manoel Oliveira Wayne and Marie Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Owades Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hyo Sang Park Kevin and Leila Parke Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Pastuszenski Peabody Essex Museum

Perceptions, Inc. Charlie Perrault and Beth Anastopoulos Phillips Fine Paint and Wallcoverings Matthew Pilkington and Miranda Magagnini Thomas Pimm and Gayle Nutile-Pimm Oliver Platt and Camilla Campbell Plimoth Plantation Plum Blossom Academy Potpouri Designs Raffaele’s Barber Shop Mr. and Mrs. Neil E. Rasmussen Mr. and Mrs. John S. Reed John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation Tony Rinaldo Marc and Linda Robidas Robert K. Rodat and Mollie D. Miller David Rodgers and Cynthia Rubin Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ronco Aditi Roy Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ruscak Channing and Deborah Russell Pamela Safford and Dan Covell Sally Ann Food Shop Dr. and Mrs. James E. Samels Dan Sanford Bela Sarkar Adrian and Cornelia Urban Sawczuk ’80 Thomas L. Schuster and Ute Dietrich-Schuster Mr. and Dr. Kurt Schwartz Sheraton Hotel of New York Scott and Ellen Slater Michael and Chris Smith Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Smythe Sorrentos Pizza Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Spies Eric and Carolyn Stein Mr. and Mrs. Ray Taranto The Astors’ Beechwood Mansion Kurt B. Therrien and Shari L. Kreisberg-Therrien Thoreau Club Lee Thornton Andrew M. Troop and Andrea Sussman Tuck and Tuck Architectural Services Carl and Sharon Turissini Laurie Turner Linda Twomey Donald and Ariella Tye Larry S. Tye and Lisa Frusztajer ’80 USS Constitution Museum Wachusett Mountain Malcolm M. Walsh and Kathleen J. O’Hara Marcia Walsh Richard and Susan Walters Lisa Weissmann and Debra Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wilson Deborah Winship’61 Worcester Art Museum Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Wright Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel Wyndham Garden Hotel, Midtown Convention Center Mr. and Mrs. Preston F. Zoller Zoo New England

organizations that made

Morley Cowles Ballantine Becton Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Becton, Jr. Carrie Minot Bell ’73 Robert Biggar ’87 Dr. and Mrs. Neil Blacklow Markley Boyer ’78 and Lindsay Soutter Boyer ’76 Carl Douglas ’84 Eliza Howe Earle ’67 Fidelity Foundation Fore River Foundation David G. Fubini and Bertha P. Rivera Ann and Graham Gund William and Paula Kremer Peter and Babette Loring Martin Lueck and Nancy Traversy The Malhotra Family Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 Lucy-Ann McFadden ’70 Sarah E. Muyskens ’72 Sam and Susan Hall Mygatt John § and Judith Bourne Newbold ’55 T. Ricardo and Strand Quesada Mark and Etta Rosen Diana Dennison Smith ’64 Ben and Kate Taylor Evelyn McKinstry Thorne ’44 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wilson Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 Anonymous (2)

gifts or new pledges to

In Honor of Jacob and Patricia Dresden

capital, plant, and

The Weathertop Foundation

Concord Academy gratefully acknowledges the generosity of individuals and

endowment purposes

addition to $4,201,866 received in contributions (page 54), an additional $5,530,749 was committed in new pledges.

In Memory of Morton D. Weiner

John and Carol Moriarty

Dancing Horse Scholarship Christine Kaufman Thompson ’61 §

The Trudy Friedman ’78 Scholarship Fund Orrie § and Laurel Friedman

Patricia Frankenberg Financial Aid Fund

Donors to Restricted Capital Purposes

Financial Aid The Boston Foundation Fore River Foundation Orrie § and Laurel Friedman Keith Gelb ’88 Janet Lovejoy ’50 Charlotte Quesada ’95 John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John S. Reed Dionne Tulley Marcia Walsh In Memory of Flora House Fairchild ’41

Helen W. Brewster Peter J. Cooper James A. De Lucia Lucy Rand Everts ’41 Edmund A. Hajim Harvard Business School §


Daniel Kramarsky ’79 Barbara and Tom Leggat Carl and Sandra Lehner Pauline Lord ’68 Richard A. Lumpkin Mary W. Harriman Foundation Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 Trevor Miller and Kim Williams Steven M. Mirin and Margaret S. McKenna Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pastuszenski Mark and Etta Rosen Denise Rueppel Santomero ’77 Maia Sharpley ’85 Bill and Fay Lampert Schutzer ’65 The Benedict Foundation For Independent Schools The Santomero Family Foundation, Inc. Melissa Vail ’70 Scott T. and Deborah Jackson Weiss Anonymous (2)

The Aloian Family

Elizabeth B. Hall Fellow Lecture

JCMM Thank You Teachers Fund Marc and Jill Conway Mehl ’85

John and Carol Moriarty

The Benjamin David Hamilton ’00 Scholarship Fund Wendy Hamilton

Local Day Student Fund

Wilcox Fellows Fund Marguerite Lee ’77

Peter S. Zimble ’86 Endowment for Faculty Salaries Peter S. Zimble ’86

Martha Taft ’65

New York Scholar Fund Bill and Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65

Amy E. Wells ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund

between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. In

Christine Martire Elizabeth Twitchell Snyder ’41 Steve and Harmony Spongberg The New York Community Trust

Fund for Faculty and Staff Enrichment / 2005 Senior Parent Gift Richard and Beth Fried Winthrop L. McCormack

Catherine Pakenham ’88

Professional Development Fund / 2007 Senior Parent Gift

Faculty Salaries and Professional Development

Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 Elliot and Lenore Lobel Ronald Nordin and Leslie Nicholson Charlie and Christy Stolper

Fore River Foundation Charlotte Quesada ’95 In Memory of Doris Coryell

Cameron McNeil ’87

Jacob A. Dresden Head of School Endowed Chair The Admadjaja Family Charles and Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65 Paul Leavitt and Elizabeth Ballantine ’66 Clara Bingham and David Michaelis ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blumenthal Sarah McClary Dewey ’48 § Fiduciary Charitable Foundation Marion Freeman ’69 Jennifer Johnson ’59

Professional Development Fund / 2008 Senior Parent Gift Chris and Cathy Anderson Richard and Cathy Boskey Christopher B. Daly and Anne K. Fishel Anthony and Varangkana Lamsam de Leon ’79 Kevin M. Dennis and Rebecca Kellogg ’71 Jason and Ursula Gregg Jerry and Jane Hughes Steven and Wendy Langman Daniel Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Vikram S. Mehta Trevor Miller and Kim Williams Kelly Roney and Nancy Denardo ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Neil P. Searls


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Capital Giving

Donors to Unrestricted Capital Purposes

Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Turpin Jay Wallace and Lisa McGovern Peter and Fan Watkinson Ronald B. White and Andrea E. Stern


Tim Morse


Fund for Collaborative Teaching/ 2009 Senior Parent Gifts Program Parents and family members of seniors raised $1,218,608 in gifts and pledges, providing funds for collaborative teaching that will offer the faculty permanent support for the work they seek to do together. $300,000 of this gift is designated for 2008–09 Annual Fund. Cochairs: David Fubini and Althea Kaemmer Committee: Tony Brooke Kate Chamberlain Barbara Costa David and Gabrielle Dockterman Deborah Epstein Catherine Fender Kathy Kolowich Rodene Lamkin David and Susan Leathers Joo Yeon Lee Muriel Luderowski Edward Mallett Lucia Quinn Margaret Ramsey McCluskey Margaret Sullivan Ben Taylor Andrew Troop and Andrea Sussman Elise Zoller

Parents of Seniors


Breck Arnzen and Louise A. Peterson-Arnzen ’75 Robert Drew and Denise Simon Basow Nancy F. Bauer Mr. and Mrs. Raynard D. Benvenuti David M. Berson and Jessica C. Straus Howard and Lynn Bloom Bruce B. Brodie and Marie C. Casey Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 Jack and Susan Brown Christopher Burrell Mr. and Mrs. John Cao Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Chamberlin Tim and Debra Cherney DeWitt and Kelly Clemens Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Cole Beryl Ann Cowan Dr. and Mrs. David A. Dockterman P. Howard Edelstein Michael Ensor and Marusya Chavchavadze Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Fender Joanna Fernald Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper Howard Frumkin David G. Fubini and Bertha P. Rivera


2009 Senior Parent Gift — Highest in CA History


he cochairs of the 2009 Senior Parent Gifts Program — David Fubini, parent of Mike ’09, and Althea Kaemmer, parent of Hannah ’09 and Graham ’12 — present the Senior Parent Gift to Head of School Jake Dresden. The 2009 gift of $1,218,503 represents participation by 98 percent of senior parents, as well as many grandparents — a testament to the inclusiveness and diligence of the Senior Parent Gifts Program Committee. The Senior Parent Gift tradition provides a legacy gift, usually dedicated to a special project, from parents of graduating seniors to Concord Academy. This year’s Senior Parent Gift supports the Professional Development Fund for Collaborative Teaching, which helps ensure that CA adults have the resources to work together both within and across disciplines.

Hoon-Sup and Yong Oh Mr. and Mrs. Manoel Oliveira Wayne and Marie Oliver John and Lucia Quinn Marc Ritland Dr. and Mrs. Todd K. Rowe Fatima Salas Thomas L. Schuster and Ute Dietrich-Schuster Seung Heon Shin and Hyun Ji Kim Chung-Kai Sin and Ying-Yee Chan Sin Mr. and Mrs. David P. Southwell Miguel J. Stadecker and Deborah F. Spitz Eric K. Stange and Barbara M. Costa Marjorie Staub Ben and Kate Taylor Lee Thornton William Thornton Andrew M. Troop and Andrea Sussman Konstantin and Oksana Tsinman Dionne Tulley Donald G. Tye and Ariella Tye A. Henry Walker Jr. Marcia Walsh Bert H. Ware and Monique Y. Patterson ’77 Preston and Elise Zoller Anonymous (2)

The following grandparents gave to the Senior Parent Gifts Program in honor of their grandchildren: Catherine Barclay (Emily Fender) Constance Braxton (Koyami Tulley) Mr. and Mrs. Marvin S. Cowan (Amara Frumkin) John J. Dau (Elizabeth Hoffman) Mr. and Mrs. Herb Epstein (Isabella Joslin) Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fraser (Ella Walker) Yoon-chai Lee (Eugene Ha) Marilyn Perno (Alison Merrill)

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Garbarino III Janice Gregory ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Hervé F. Guerner Mr. and Mrs. Edson Haraguchi Robert W. Herold Mr. and Mrs. Tofazzal Hossain Jonathan and Tracey Hurd Myung C. Hyun and Nan S. Lee Frank A. Ingari and Margaret Sullivan Donald E. Ingber and Ellen S. Dolnansky Mr. and Mrs. Ranbir S. Jaggi Alan Joslin and Deborah Epstein Mr. and Mrs. J. David Kaemmer John S. Kitchen Edward Koh and Carol Mastromauro Katharine Kolowich Michael E. Kolowich Mr. and Mrs. William H. Kremer Mr. and Mrs. William A. Lamkin

Eric and Lori Lander Linda C. Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. David G. Leathers Joo Yeon Lee Jane A. Leifer Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Lie Dr. and Mrs. Jongchoo Lim Nils and Muriel Luderowski Jan and Margaret Malek Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Mallett Ariella Martinez John McCluskey and Margaret Ramsey McCluskey Robert E. Merrill Peter Morse and Betsy Vicksell Ick H. Nam and Yeon J. Kim Leslie Niedner James S. Normile and Dore Hammond Albert A. Notini and Barbara R. Jezak

Dr. and Mrs. G. David Ritland (Seth Ritland)

Class of 2009 Emme Arnzen Elizabeth Basow Eric Benvenuti Nora S. Berson Thomas Bloom Clara Brodie Elizabeth Brooke Adam Brown Harvey Burrell Bonnie Cao Elizabeth Chamberlin Russell Cohen Adam Cole §


Emily Cole Jake Dockterman Adrianna Duffy Eric Edelstein Emily Fender Amara Frumkin Michael Fubini Laura Garbarino Eugene Ha Marjory Haraguchi Werner Herold Elizabeth Hoffman Saidur Hossain Roger Hurd Jung Hyun Angad Jaggi Isabella Joslin Hannah Kaemmer Janice Kitchen Jonathan Koh Elizabeth Lamkin Jennifer Lamy Daniel Lander Meghan Leathers Elise Lim Ana Luderowski Ariele Martinez Siddharth Morakhia Catherine Nam William Notini Sarah Oliveira

Sinead Oliver Emma Patterson Ware Emma Quinn Chod Reankittiwat Joshua Reed-Diawuoh Seth Ritland Garrett Rowe Lewis Salas Samuel Schuster Hyun Shin Daniel Shoukimas Clement Sin Monica Stadecker Mia Stange Sarah Thornton Jenna Troop Elan Tye Ella Walker Madeleine Zoller

Friends and Other Donors The Benvenuti Family Foundation Fidelity Foundation

The Bruce A. Beal, Jr. ’88 and Keith B. Gelb ’88 Fund for Athletics Bruce Beal ’88 Keith Gelb ’88

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Reed

Library Cameron McNeil ‘87 John and Lucia Quinn

Prentice Hiam ’79 Fund Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Ballantyne

Josephine Wadleigh Shane Fund for Chapel Maintenance and Operations

General Endowment

George H. Kidder Mary Wadleigh ’64

Beal Family Fund for the Head’s Priorities


Stephen Nicolson ’81 Cycling Fund

Unrestricted Endowment

e have an interest in a particular sort of bright but unchallenged student,” said the woman. Her husband, a retired Wall Street executive, explained further: “Independent schools tend to cater to superstars from upper- and lowerincome groups. The late-blooming middle-income kid — like our niece — often doesn’t have a shot at this kind of education. We’re interested in seeing what four years at CA can do for students who fit that profile.” The two were talking with Director of Financial Aid John McGarry and Associate Head for Communications, Enrollment, and Planning Pam Safford, who had interviewed and admitted their niece the previous year. “Do you get applicants like that?” he asked. “We do,” Safford affirmed, “and they tend not to get the funding they’d need to attend CA or a place like it.” “We have a plan,” the donors, who requested anonymity, announced. And one brief

Suk Soo Kim and Hye Young Moon Yoon Chai Lee and Joo Yeon Lee and Family

Bruce Beal ’88 Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 Jeffrey and Molly Eberle Keith Gelb ’88 John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, Inc. Jennifer Keller ’86

Kathryn and Bruce Beal ’88

Dr. and Mrs. Murray A. Nicolson

Mandarin Program

Physical Plant and Equipment

The Boston Program

Educational Program

Altering Circumstances



Blakeley R. Waite Revocable Living Trust Blakeley Robinson Waite ’49 §

Mr. and Mrs. Neil E. Rasmussen The Neil and Anna Rasmussen Foundation Richard and Susan Walters

meeting later, they had committed to fund a total of eight students for a full four-year CA education—two the first year, and an additional two each year thereafter, until eight are enrolled. “We don’t expect all these kids to have amazing careers at CA” the man said. “But on the basis of watching our niece’s experience here, we believe an education like this can change everything for some of them.” Later that year, an email crossed Safford’s desk. “I’m thinking about families whose financial circumstances may have changed due to the e conomic collapse. Are you hearing from families like that?” It was the same woman. “Middle income families who were not on aid before, but who now might have to withdraw their child from school because of job loss or other reversals?” In fact, Concord Academy was getting calls like that. “In the previous month or so, we’ve had conversations with about ten families requesting additional aid, or aid for the first time, so their children could return to CA the following year,” McGarry told the couple at a meeting at their home. “The total dollar amount needed is about $150,000.” “We can cover that,” the woman said without

hesitation. “We’d like to cover that. We don’t want any student to have to leave Concord Academy because of an unexpected financial reversal.” This donor and her husband, community philanthropists who by now had included CA on their list of special interests, had just experienced a significant drop in the value of their own charitable foundation. Nevertheless, they were determined to move forward with a creative assortment of contributions to CA — not only the aid to families who found themselves in need, but also the aid to the sometimes overlooked subset of middle-class students. Safford described this philanthropic duo as “amazing. Our meetings with them tend to be very fast. They know what questions they need answered, and often they make their decisions in the course of a phone call or a brief email exchange. Their niece has now graduated, but their interest and commitment continue.” McGarry thinks they have a mission: “They believe CA can be a transformative experience for the kinds of kids who increasingly find themselves shut out of an independent school education. They want to help us make the difference for those young people.”


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Bequests and Planned Gifts

For the future ... Have you included Concord Academy in your will or trust?

Donors who have provided support through bequests, trusts, annuities, and other life income arrangements or estate gifts are also recognized as members of the Chameleon Circle. Concord Academy appreciates the new or increased planned gifts made this year.

For information or recommended language, please contact: Meg Wilson Director of Advancement Concord Academy 166 Main Street Concord, MA 01742 (978) 402-2237

Norman and Nancy Beecher Natalie Churchill ’60 Betsy Doughty Debevoise ’30 Marion Freeman ’69 David Fubini Kathleen Green Alexander Gunn Jennifer Keller ’86 Cynthia Phelps ’64 Mary Poole ’59 Ann Fritts Syring ’64 Karen Braucher Tobin ’71 Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 Elizabeth Lund Zahniser ’71

If you have already provided for such a gift, we invite you to share this information so that the school may acknowledge and recognize you as a member.

Thank You, Chameleon Circle Members!


Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65 Wendy Arnold ’65 Morley Cowles Ballantine Caroline Ballard ’72 Holladay Rust Bank ’72 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Barber Alice Beal ’68 Norman and Nancy Beecher Patricia Wolcott Berger ’47 Sally Farnsworth Blackett ’58 John Bracker and Rachel Countryman David and Kathryn Burmon Natalie Churchill ’60 Nancy Parker Clark ’38 Lewis and Phyllis Cohen Rebecca Wade Comstock ’82 Nancy Colt Couch ’50 Lucy Faulkner Davison ’52 Peter and Anna Davol Betsy Doughty Debevoise ’30 Marian Ferguson ’63 Abigail Fisher ’82 Dexter Foss Sarah Foss ’41 Marion Freeman ’69 David Fubini Barbara Cushing Gibbs ’64 Susan Colgate Goldman ’64


Kathleen Green Alexander Gunn Mary Leigh Morse Houston ’47 Gale Hurd ’61 Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 Lucinda Jewell ’76 Jennifer Johnson ’59 Jennifer Keller ’86 Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 Lucia Woods Lindley ’55 Helen Whiting Livingston ’41 Pauline Lord ’68 Elissa Meyers Middleton ’86 Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64 Phebe Miller ’67 Sam and Susan Hall Mygatt Paul and Pamela Ness Anne Chamberlin Newbury ’29 Lynne Dominick Novack ’67 Elizabeth Haight O’Connell ’72 Cynthia Phelps ’64 Mary Poole ’59 Edith Cowles Poor ’39 Anne Hart Pope ’66 Edith Rea ’69 Elizabeth Hall Richardson ’55 Cary Ridder ’68 Denise Rueppel Santomero ’77

Anne Michie Sherman ’39 Elizabeth Simpson ’72 Constance Boyd Skewes ’52 Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford Diane Y. Spence Nathaniel Stevens ’84 Elizabeth Hauge Sword ’75 Ann Fritts Syring ’64 Lillian Thomas Karen Braucher Tobin ’71 Mary Wadleigh ’64 Peter Wallis ’76 Victoria Wesson ’61 Margaret Sayre Wiederhold ’56 Thomas E. Wilcox and E. Whitney Ransome Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 Marcia Johnston Wood ’75 Elizabeth Lund Zahniser ’71


recognizes, honors, and thanks the alumnae/i, parents, and friends who have remembered Concord Academy in their estate plans and/or have entered into life income gift arrangements to benefit the school. Concord Academy expresses its deep gratitude to the Chameleon Circle members listed at left for supporting future generations of students.

Academic Technology Fund, 2001 Senior Parent Gift William M. Bailey History Department Head Chair Morley Cowles Ballantine Fund Barbara Satterthwait Buckley Fund for Music Faculty Salaries Sharon Lloyd Clark Fund for Faculty Salaries Classroom Innovation and Professional Development Fund, 2000 Senior Parent Gift Jacob A. Dresden Head of School Chair Edward E. Ford Foundation Endowment Fund for Faculty Development Faculty Advanced Study Fund, 2002 Senior Parent Gift Fund for Faculty and Staff Enrichment, 2005 Senior Parent Gift Katherine Carton Hammer ’68 Endowed Faculty Chair JCMM Thank You Teachers Fund Margaret Kendrick Fund Lehner Fund for Faculty Professional Development Linda Coyne Lloyd Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts Nancy Loring Memorial Fund Elizabeth Maxfield-Miller Fund for French Department Faculty Salaries Lucy McFadden ’70 Endowed Fund for Curricular Innovation in the Sciences George E. Mercer Fund for Art Department Faculty Salaries Harriet Atwood Olmsted Music Fund Sayles Day Sabbatical and Research Fund Lloyd B. Taft Curriculum Fund Wilcox Fellows Fund Doreen Young English Department Head Chair Peter S. Zimble ’86 Endowment for Faculty Salaries

Financial Aid Funds

A named endowed fund is a gift established in perpetuity. The income from the endowment is used every year to provide support for a particular purpose agreed upon by the donor and the school. Concord Academy is grateful for these funds, which ensure longterm financial equilibrium and represent lasting tributes to faculty, staff, alumnae/i, parents, and friends. The school welcomes additional gifts to these funds at any time.

Dorothea C. Adkins Music Scholarship Anne Dayton Buxton ’72 Fund Anne Bixby Chamberlin Scholarship Fund Class of ’98 Financial Aid Endowment, 1998 Senior Parent Gift Lottie Ellsworth Coit Financial Aid Fund Marshall B. Coyne Financial Aid Fund Dancing Horse Scholarship Penelope P. Demille Scholarship Fund Helen Blanchard Dow ’37 Scholarship Educational Opportunity Fund Financial Aid Fund for Students from Belmont Day School Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund Patricia E. Frankenberg Scholarship Fund Trudy Friedman ’78 Scholarship Fund Jean Gordon Scholarship Elizabeth B. Hall Scholarship Fund Benjamin David Hamilton ’00 Scholarship Fund Peter Hamlin ’76 Scholarship Fund Valeria Knapp Scholarship Fund Local Day Student Fund Alida Rockefeller Messinger ’67 Scholarship Fund Geneva R. Moody Scholarship Fund Clara E. Morse Scholarship John G. Mulvany Scholarship Fund New York Scholar Fund Sally Whitney Pillsbury Scholarship Fund Marten Ann Poole ’58 Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund Anne Quinn Scholarship Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship Fund

Edith M. Robb Scholarship Fund Elizabeth Ross Carey ’72 Financial Aid Fund Students for Students Financial Aid Fund Wang Family Loan Program Susan Hurd Warren Scholarship Fund Amy E. Wells ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund Wilcox Scholars Fund

Pooled Endowed Tribute Funds Tribute Faculty Support Fund

In memory of Doris W. Coryell In memory of Nancy Maclaurin Decaneas ’62 In honor of William H. Eddy, Jr. and in memory of Nancy Loring, Elizabeth Maxfield-Miller, and George Mercer Tribute Financial Aid Fund

In memory of Anne Nicholas Atlamazoglou ’64 In memory of Flora House Fairchild ’41 In memory of Mary Senior Fearey ’32 In memory of Carol P. Madeira ’67

Funds for Program and Other Purposes Alexandra S. Beal ’86 and Bruce A. Beal Jr. ’88 Fund Beal Family Fund for the Head’s Priorities Beal-Gelb Fund for Athletics Centipede Fund Anne E. and Jane S. Davidson Lectureship Fund Fund for Diversity Jeffrey S. Green ’97 Fund for Curricular Innovation Elizabeth B. Hall Fellowship Fund Head of School’s Leadership Fund, 2003 Senior Parent Gift Prentice Hiam ’79 Fund Richard H. Krock Family Fund Lee House Fund Helena Lefferts Memorial Art Book Fund Lumpkin Gawthrop Fund Nichols Fund Stephen Nicolson ’81 Cycling Fund Billy Rose Foundation Fund Josephine Wadleigh Shane ’40 Fund for Chapel Maintenance and Operations Miriam G. Smith Memorial Fund Wilcox Leadership Fund Doreen Young Fund for Campus Aesthetics


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Named Endowed Funds

Faculty and Academic Department Funds

Fall by Ree Hall Katrak ’64


! Elizabeth Moses Baker ’58, sister of Nancy Moses Dechert ’58 and Deborah Moses Tonissi ’69 Linda M. Bonavia, mother of Virginia Bonavia ’99 Margaret Bemis Case ’49, sister of Ann Bemis Day ’48, Alice Bemis Wiggin ’53, and Faith Bemis Field ’57; niece of the late Charlotte Hutchins Bemis ’36; cousin of Marjorie Bemis ’62, Susan B. Perry ’60, Eleanor Bemis ’66, Penelope Perry Rodday ’68, Alice Bemis Bueti ’73, Eliza J. Bemis ’99, and Robert Bemis ’04 Alice Smith Cornish ’40, sister of Elizabeth Smith Bagby ’40 John W. Cotney, father of David J. Cotney ’85 Dom DiMaggio, grandfather of Andrew D. Gates ’05 Ray F. Downs, husband of Lavinia Davis Downs ’53 Ruth Brooks Drinker ’31, mother of the late Ann Drinker Retherford ’62 Faith Fisher Forbes ’36, mother of Georgina Forbes ’61, sister of the late Anne Fisher Tatlock ’34, sister-in-law of the late Sarah Ives Howland ’31, sister-in-law of the late Sara Hollmeyer Fisher ’41, and aunt of Sally Fisher Treat ’63 Orrie M. Friedman, father of the late Gertrude J. Friedman ’78 and father-in-law of Richard C. Bell ’77 Thomas H. Gosnell, father of Robin Gosnell Travers ’73 and grandfather of Philip H. Gosnell ’10 Hamilton R. James, grandfather of Samuel B. James ’03, Frances L. James ’06, and Peter F. James ’12 Joseph Jeswald, husband of Hester Parker Jeswald ’61 C O N C O R D A C A D E M Y M A G A Z I N E FA L L 2 0 0 9

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, uncle of Caroline B. Kennedy ’75 Cynthia C. Lefferts ’46 Dorothy Hundley Magee, mother of Catherine Magee Milligan ’69 Cynthia Northey Martin ’34 Mary-Dixon Sayre Miller ’40, mother of Phebe C. Miller ’67 Ann Drinker Retherford ’62, daughter of the late Ruth Brooks Drinker ’31 John D. Robinson, father of Ann W. Robinson ’05 and Eleanor B. Robinson ’08 Shirley White Scaife ’40, aunt of Lisa Beveridge Perugi ’54 Orrin G. Wood, Jr., father of Patricia T. Wood ’68 and Susan P. Wood ’70 80

TIm Morse

Thank You, Jake Dresden, for Nine Years of Great Leadership




n institution that lives its mission every day has a great leader to thank. It takes strength, vision, and a steady hand to move a school forward while sustaining its most cherished traditions. From 2000 to 2009, Concord Academy was expertly guided in the right direction by one of its finest leaders, Jacob A. Dresden, who retired last June. CA is proud to honor Jake’s extraordinary leadership with a newly created Endowed Head of School Chair in his name. An anonymous donor, impressed with Jake’s leadership gifts and the benefits they afforded Concord Academy during his successful nine-year tenure, generously seeded this fund, and other friends of the school rallied to support the effort, bringing the total value of the chair to $3 million. From now on, each head of school will hold this chair. It will become both a permanent tribute to Jake Dresden’s talent and dedication and a lasting testament to the value CA places on dynamic leaders who live their values and inspire by their example. During his time at the school, Jake demon-

strated a keen ability to find and retain outstanding administrators, teachers, and staff, all of them devoted to guiding young people who thrive on challenge and opportunity. Jake knew and loved CA and its mission. He had a profound understanding of the school’s distinctive qualities and appreciated its longstanding tradition of respecting the individual while fostering a close community. One of his greatest strengths as a leader was his ability to use these insights to shape his vision for CA’s future. Known for his sound judgment, integrity, warmth, and calm strength, Jake could be counted on to base every decision on what was best for CA’s students. At the same time, he helped students learn to do what was best for others by sharing with the school his own global awareness and personal commitment to service. CA was fortunate to have enjoyed the many benefits of Jake’s fine leadership and inspiring presence, and the school is grateful to all who honored him with such a fitting tribute in his name.

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Upcoming Events

Assemblies Performing Arts Center, 2:10 p.m. Alumnae/i, parents, past parents, and former faculty are welcome at assemblies.

October 4

November 4

October 1

Mount Auburn Cemetery tour and reception Led by Meg Winslow ’77, curator of historical collections Cambridge, MA, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800 Guided tour with exhibit curator Dr. Margaret Morgan Grasselli ’68 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

A concert with harmonic trio Girlyman, featuring Nate Borofsky ’93

October 18

What’s on Your Plate Screening and reception with director Catherine Gund ’83; children welcome 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. October 23

Alumnae/i fall meeting and reception with Head of School Rick Hardy Hosted by the Steering Committee of the Alumnae/i Association Ransome Room, Math and Arts Center, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Available remotely through interactive Webcast

October 8

An inside look at media bias with Paul Fitzgerald and Liz Gould p’99, authors of Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story

November 5

Italian wine tasting Vino Italian Wines and Spirits 121 East 27th Street (between Park and Lexington), New York 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

October 22

Christine Herbes p’08 discusses her documentary, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? December 10

December 27

Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC) winter event Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square 96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

October 31

January 14

Demonstration and conversation with master potter Warren MacKenzie Ransome Room, Math and Arts Center Demonstration 9:00 a.m., followed by lunch and a talk led by art critic Janet Koplos $75, free to CA students and staff Reservations required; call (978) 369-0278.

Alumnae/i winter meeting Hosted by the Steering Committee of the Alumnae/i Association New York City, noon to 1:30 p.m.; check for location Available remotely through interactive Webcast

CA Orchestra January 14

CA Film

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Fall 2009 CA Magazine