Opening the Door :: Visitors arrive for festivities celebrating the expansion of Agnes
Irwinâ€™s Rosemont campus, 85,000-square feet of space dedicated to academics, athletics and student life. More than 1,100 celebrants toured the new facilities on September 20. Page 8.
Contents Building for the Ages 8
Editor Wanda Motley Odom Director of Marketing and Communications
Contributors Mary Frances Bannard Middle/Upper School Latin Teacher
Mariandl M.C. Hufford Director for Academic Affairs and the Center for the Advancement of Girls Donna Lindner Director of the Lower School
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Clare Luzuriaga Communications Manager/Graphic Artist David Marshall Classics Department Chair Maria McDonald Communications Specialist Melissa Musacchio Middle/Upper School Latin Teacher Brooke Norrett Director of Alumnae Relations Michelle Trenholm Senior Communications Specialist Photography Pete Bannan, Douglas Benedict, Michael Branscom, Katya Chilingiri, Shane Duncan, Clare Luzuriaga, Maria McDonald, Donna Meyer, Wanda Odom, Michelle Trenholm, Linda Walters Layout Clare Luzuriaga
FEATURES Building for the Ages.............................................................. 8 Living Leadership in the Lower School.............................. 12 CAG Programs & Partnerships........................................... 13 The â€œAâ€? in Steam................................................................. 14
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On the Cover Dusk settles over the Hamilton Family Courtyard and Dining Terrace as guests share a meal and mingle there, as well as inside the new Student Life Center, during the Open the Door Celebration.
Working Smarter: Computer Science Teacher, Students Collaborate on App.............................. 16 Talking Sports...................................................................... 18 Laurel Society Spotlight......................................................28 2012-2013 Annual Report................................................. 37
DEPARTMENTS From the Head of School....................................................... 2 Around Campus...................................................................... 3
Commencement................................................................. 20 Reunion................................................................................ 25 Class Notes......................................................................... 29 www.agnesirwin.org
From the Head of School
Dreams really can come true. On September 4, the first day of the new school year, we officially “Opened the Door” to our expanded campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the entire student body, guests and all of our staff. Two weeks later, we joyously marked this momentous occasion in the life of The Agnes Irwin School with an “Open the Door” celebration. This magnificent event, attended by over 1,100 students, family members, alumnae and friends, is a testament to many past and current members of the Board of Trustees who, six years ago, dared to dream of a campus that would honor our students not only by providing for their academic needs, but also by promoting wellness, athletics and community engagement. Their dream was bold, and our community demonstrated that determination and hard work, the attributes we encourage in our girls, could indeed pay off and turn a dream into a reality. Today, we are enjoying with relish those “remarkable spaces” that our Campus Improvements Project promised – the towering Suzanne Wallworth Schellenger ’49 Entrance, the lofty exposed-beam Anne S. Lenox Main Lobby, the vibrant Lucas Thompson Student Street, connecting the existing building with our new construction; the sprawling Hamilton Family Courtyard and Dining Terrace, the lively Student Life Center, with dining room seating for entire divisions, and the Owl Café; the Pew Family Fitness Center, Pierce Squash Center, Sonnenfeld Rowing Center, Burch Lobby and Clery Garden. All of these spaces and others have brought new vitality to daily school life, as you will see in the pages that follow. School opened in September with 703 girls enrolled, the strongest beginning in the history of AIS. Educating more girls than any other area independent school, Agnes Irwin has clearly become the first choice of many parents as they
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contemplate the education of their daughters. Tradition, along side of 21st century teaching, a community open to possibilities, extraordinary faculty and girls committed to being the best they can be, contributes to an environment where anything is achievable. I invite you to explore the articles in this Fall 2013 issue of the AIS magazine highlighting many exciting aspects of The Agnes Irwin School of today, from our new leadership education program in the Lower School to original Latin textbooks written by our Classics teachers for our seventh and eighth grades to the software application that our advanced computer science students are developing to help teachers better manage academic advising. In addition, you will hear from two of our newest athletic coaches – Tom Corcoran of Varsity crew and Alex Stait of Varsity squash – about their hopes for building competitive programs and how dedicated training spaces for both sports will help our girls reach even greater heights in their sports. And lastly, read through the remembrances from Reunion 2013 and about our newest Alumnae Awards winners, and peruse photographs from what is always a magical event. Don’t forget to catch up on the lives of our alumnae in Class Notes! If you have not done so, please come to campus for a visit and see for yourself a spectacular dream that has really come true. Warmest regards,
Mary Seppala Head of School
Around Campus LOWER SCHOOL • MIDDLE SCHOOL • UPPER SCHOOL
AIS LOWER SCHOOL: THIRD GRADE SILKWORM PROJECT Third graders studied the life stages of a silkworm in science class last school year. The girls rotated from station to station and recorded their observations of the silkworm’s development.
STARRY NIGHT MURAL Trish Siembora had her art students create their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Each student in grades PreK-fourth contributed to the mural by making her own star; students also embellished the town scene.
FOURTH GRADE PLAY Last May, the fourth grade took their audience on a musical cross-country road trip with their performance of “Singing Across the USA.” The girls sang an array of classic tunes with the names of American cities and states in their titles, such as “New York, New York” and the rock n’ roll hit “California Dreamin’.”
SECOND GRADE MARSHMALLOW CATAPULTS Second graders launching marshmallows from the catapults they made in science class last year. The project was part of a unit on simple machines.
Around Campus AIS LOWER SCHOOL: OPENING ASSEMBLY A fourth grade student represented the Lower School during the first-day-of-school opening assembly on September 4. She gave advice to the audience on how to have a great year at Agnes Irwin. It was the first all-school assembly held in the new gymnasium.
LOWER SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT First graders performed a variety of songs for family and friends during the traditional Lower School Spring Sing last April.
PreK PARACHUTES PreK students, with a sixth grader looking on, released parachutes from the top landing in the school’s former front entrance last March as part of the PreK’s science unit on the study of flight.
KINDERGARTEN LUNCHES WITH HEAD OF SCHOOL In October, the kindergarten had lunch in the Dining Room of the new Student Life Center as the guests of Head of School Mary F. Seppala. Dr. Seppala hosted each Lower School grade for lunch this fall.
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Around Campus AIS MIDDLE SCHOOL: AUTHENTIC SUCCESS Noted pediatrician and author Dr. Ken Ginsburg spoke to Middle and Upper School students in October about overcoming adversity and coping with disappointments. Ginsburg is an advisory board member of Stanford University’s Challenge Success program. His visit to Agnes Irwin was a Wellness initiative of the Center for the Advancement of Girls.
FIFTH GRADE OPERA Students performed in last year’s fifth grade opera, The Odyssey. As part of the Middle School music program, fifth graders learn music composition techniques, storytelling skills, set and costume design and blocking throughout the year in order to stage their capstone project in May.
SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM Eighth graders presented their VOFMIO project at the Middle School Science Symposium in May. The project involves designing sustainable communities with limited resources.
WELLNESS DAY Middle School students participated in cardio-kickboxing classes during the first-ever Wellness Day in October. Students got into the action of the day, designed to reinforce the importance of healthy lifestyles. See Upper School.
DREAM FLAGS AT CITY HALL This year, 2013, marked the 10th anniversary of Agnes Irwin’s Dream Flag Project®. As part of the anniversary celebration, an exhibit of Dream Flags made by students at several public and private schools entitled “Stairway of Dreams” was on display from August 12-September 27 in Philadelphia’s City Hall.
Around Campus AIS MIDDLE SCHOOL: MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORAL CONCERT Students in fifth through eighth grades punctuated the ending of the African peace song “Amani,” sung in French and Swahili, with expressions of joy during their 2013 spring concert. The entire repertoire was a celebration of cultures and songs from around the world.
LEGO ROBOTICS Fifth graders practiced last year for their first robotics competition by testing their robot’s programming on a themed board that required specific tasks.
AIS UPPER SCHOOL: WORDS OF WISDOM ON WELLNESS Anastasia Dorrance ’03 gave an inspiring address as the keynote speaker for Agnes Irwin’s Wellness Day in October, a day of workshops on nutrition, fitness and balanced living. Dorrance shared personal experiences with Middle and Upper School students and encouraged the girls be true to themselves.
ADVENTURES IN TANZANIA For three years, the SEGA Club at AIS has found creative ways to support the SEGA Girls School in Tanzania, including a pen-pal program. Last June, SEGA club students visited the SEGA school on their SSP trip and met students there. At left, an AIS student learns traditional water-bearing techniques. Below, AIS students visit the home of a midwife in a Maasai village.
LEADING FOR CHANGE In October, 6abc anchorwoman Lisa Thomas-Laury served as keynote speaker for the “Leading for Change Conference.” The conference was created and organized by the student board, the Council for the Advancement of Girls and its AIS student founder, shown above with Thomas-Laury.
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Around Campus AIS UPPER SCHOOL: DREXEL PHYSICS TRIP Freshman and senior AP physics students visited the Drexel University physics department in April and attended a talk by Dr. David J. Wineland, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics (pictured below at right on first row)
SCIENCE AWARD-WINNER An AIS student won second place in the 54th annual Delaware County Science Fair and was recognized by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for her outstanding achievement in scientific research.
Photographer: Sean W. Corbett, Drexel University
DANCE MOTION Upper School students performed a ballet piece in last spring’s Dance Motion recital.
SPRING CONCERT An AIS student played the yangqin, a Chinese hammered dulcimer, during last year’s Upper School Spring Concert. The yangqin, which she brought to school from her home in China, can be played as a solo instrument or in an ensemble.
Agnes Irwin’s a capella group, the Bel Cantos, performed in the International Day of Peace Concert “One Voice One World” at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on September 21.
An AIS student spoke at an assembly about the Somaly Mam Foundation, which works to end trafficking of women and children. The student was moved to get involved with the organization after reading Somaly Mam’s memoir, The Road of Lost Innocence.
BUILD ING FO R THE AGES Campus Improvements Project Sets Stage for Continued Growth BY JENNIFER KINKEAD with Wanda M. Odom
owering majestically over the flow of girls who now pass through its doors, the new Suzanne Wallworth Schellenger ’49 Entrance of The Agnes Irwin School beckons like a clarion call. Come all who seek to know and understand the value of an all-girls education and the unique experience of being an Agnes Irwin girl. It is no wonder that the new façade and main lobby convey a sense of loftiness. At 33 feet in height, the exposed wood roofing and laminated beams above the Anne S. Lenox Lobby were harvested from a sustainably managed forest – just one facet of the recently completed campus expansion that has made the project a seminal achievement in the 144-year history of the school. With a small army of 700 construction workers, the 18-month construction project has significantly improved the school’s facilities for athletics, student life and cross-disciplinary teaching, and enabled the school to develop a more flexible class schedule with two longer blocks of time for in-depth instruction.
iven the significant scope of the Campus Improvements Project G and the complexities of building on Agnes Irwin’s 18-acre campus, construction was a monumental effort involving an extensive team of design and construction professionals who spent countless hours determining how to create state-of-the-art facilities that would be able to meet the ever-changing, ever-expanding needs of the school.
CONSTRUCTION •The addition is 85,000 square feet. It is the largest capital improvement project the School has undertaken since moving to the Rosemont campus in 1959. •The existing gymnasium and cafeteria were demolished to make way for the new addition. •The lower level of the new building sits on a 25,000-square-foot, two-foot thick concrete slab that is anchored to the granite bedrock below with 45 rock anchors, some drilled as deep as 65 feet. It took 120 concrete mixer trucks –which
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The expanded facilities mark the third and final phase of a 10-year campus master plan, starting in 2004 with a focus on arts and science facilities through the renovation and expansion of the Lenox Arts Center and the Hamilton Science Center. An expansion of Lower School facilities quickly followed, with new classrooms, an enlarged dining area and redesigned playground. In the third phase, the school was intent on addressing athletic and Middle/Upper School dining needs, but ultimately the building design encompassed much more. The new front entrance to the Upper and Middle Schools, a flexible teaching space dubbed the Innovation Center and communal gathering spaces woven throughout the structure, both inside and out, have created a visionary building that inspires, enlightens and celebrates the Agnes Irwin community. Following are some of the fun facts about the Campus Improvements Project that provide an insider’s guide to what it took to bring the mammoth project to completion.
old eight to nine cubic yards–to pour the slab. (Hence the h term “the whole nine yards.”) •95% of all construction waste was diverted from landfills and put into recycling programs. •An existing stream flows under the campus, starting under Phelps Field and extending under the Student Street, the Student Life Center, the Middle School play area and the Arts & Science Center, where it exits through the back parking lot and into nearby Kirks Run Creek culvert. •There are three storm water detention basins under Carter Field, Phelps Field and the Lower School field. Made from massive 60-inch diameter HDPE pipes, these underground detention basins are designed to manage and control flooding by limiting the release of captured storm water into adjacent waterways. •In order to reduce construction costs, the existing soil that was removed during the excavation of the lower level of the Athletic Center was used as a sub-base for the two athletic fields, raising the level of the fields by approximately three feet. •Granite boulders placed throughout the surrounding site serve as retaining walls and garden rocks. These boulders were removed from granite bedrock deep underground that was removed to make way for the new building foundation.
insulation, heat dissipation and ecological diversity. It is a living roof with a plant palette that includes a wide and diverse blend of native, indigenous plant species that give the roof a changing pattern of color throughout the year. These plants absorb a significant portion of rainwater that would otherwise be released into the local watershed. •The exposed wood roof decking and glue-laminated beams above the Student Life Center and Anne S. Lenox Lobby are harvested from sustainably managed forests and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international organization established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. •At least 20% of all materials employed in the construction of the building were manufactured within 500 miles of the project, reducing their carbon footprint. For example, the field stone walls and slate stair treads are locally-sourced from Pennsylvania quarries.
SUSTAINABILITY •The project is on track to be awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nationally recognized benchmark for the design, construction and operation of highperformance “green” buildings. As a LEED-certified project, the building is recognized as an outstanding model of sustainable design, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
•Along the southern edge of the Hamilton Courtyard and Dining Terrace is a rain garden, designed to collect and infiltrate surface storm water as well as provide a visible example of sustainable design and storm water management. The rain garden has a ponding area stabilized with stone, sand and plants, providing temporary storage for storm water that is slowly returned to the groundwater supply.
•In lieu of traditional downspouts, the south wall of the Student Life Center has “rain chains,” a playful water feature using the excess water draining from the green roof above. •The domestic hot water supply is naturally pre-heated by an evacuated-tube solar hot water collector that is mounted vertically to the south facing window wall in the atrium above the Student Street. The collector also serves as a sunscreen for the south facing window and a teaching tool showcasing a visible example of sustainable design. •Natural ventilation strategies are employed throughout the building. Low-operable windows capture prevailing winds, which flow through the building and exit through high-operable windows when conditions permit. •The gymnasium air supply is delivered by ducts that extend down the side walls, providing air closer to the occupied area of the room and reducing energy loads.
•The building serves as a teaching tool. Sustainable design features of the building are an integral part of the environmental education curriculum at Agnes Irwin, where students in all divisions learn about environmental resources, water management, energy efficiency and ecology. •A software-based “energy dashboard” system displays real-time building energy use information on an interactive touch screen computer station located near the main lobby. The software can also be used in the classroom to measure building energy performance, teach data collection and statistical modeling, and encourage active participation in reducing energy use. •Above the Student Life Center and Innovation Center is a vegetated green roof system that is designed to provide storm water retention, thermal
•The building uses “daylight harvesting” systems to maximize the use of natural light and reduce energy use. Lighting controls use sensors to automatically shut on or off depending upon amount of measured natural light. •More than 35% of the building’s power comes from renewable sources.
:: Clockwise from left: north end of the Lucas Thompson Student Street, the Hamilton Family Courtyard and Dining Terrace, the gymnasium, the Student Life Center and the rafters of Anne S. Lenox Lobby. Facing page: the Anne S. Lennox Lobby.
:: From left, south end of the Lucas Thompson Student Street, heading toward the gymnasium; the Suzanne Wallworth Schellenger ’49 Entrance and the Pierce Squash Center.
THOUGHTS ON THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN “In our 13+ years of experience as parents in this school community, I’ve witnessed great teachers, coaches, mentors and administrators help Agnes Irwin girls become mature young adults with the power to lead in so many different endeavors. So much of this energy came from those who led in our community, before Lin and I got there. When the opportunities came for us to lead ourselves, my wife accepted roles as event chair, committee head and trustee... and I agreed to help lead this historic capital campaign. We both agreed that a stretch gift to the Dare to Do More campaign was timely and right. In these ways, we hope we are setting an example for those in our community who will consider taking on leadership positions with this great school when our daughters and we are gone.” Jim Buck P ’13 ’15 ’17, Dare to Do More Campaign Chair “I agreed to be an Honorary Chair of the Agnes Irwin School campaign because as a parent of three alumnae daughters and five alumnae granddaughters and as a former Board member, I am very aware of the importance of The Agnes Irwin School’s excellent programs of leadership, academics and athletics. I am delighted to be a part of this campaign and am proud to see the new facility be a part of the school’s future.” Betty Moran P ’74 ’76 ’85 “As a former trustee of Agnes Irwin, I am delighted to be involved in this extraordinary, transformational effort. The years which our daughters spend at AIS are the most formative in their lives where they develop and hone the best life skills and value judgments. As supporters of this campaign, we have all helped to ensure the finest in academics, athletics, programs, facilities, and leadership - a truly remarkable opportunity for each of us.” Ray Welsh P ’79 “As a mother of daughters, I know how important an all-girls’ education can be. And I know for AIS to continue to be a leader in schools for future generations of girls, expanding the campus and facilities is a necessity. I am proud to contribute to the continued success of AIS because I believe my experience there played a huge part in my personal growth both in and out of the classroom.” Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88 P ’18 ’20 ’23 ’26 “Gary and I are so fortunate to have found AIS. Samantha joined the AIS community in 2012, and we have been so impressed with the academic and community programs that the school offers. More importantly, we feel that we have joined a family that is committed to the development of the next generation of women. We are so happy to have contributed to the capital campaign that has given AIS the physical plant to match the programs that are already in place. We are excited to see the school continue to thrive and to bring even more opportunity to Samantha and all of the current students as well as those to come in the future.” Karen Zimmer P ’23
SPECIAL TOUCHES •The fireplace mantel is made from a piece of reclaimed timber from a 145-year-old church in Philadelphia that was recently demolished. In other words, the wood beam was cut approximately the same year as the founding of the school in 1869. •A granite sundial set in the concrete terrace near the Middle School play area uses a person’s shadow cast on the ground to mark the time. •Each of the four stairwells in the Athletic Center is painted one of the four class colors: green, orange, red and purple. •When the existing gymnasium was demolished, the existing wood gym floor was salvaged, restored and re-installed in a trophy case in the Athletic Center. •An original piece from the wrought-iron entrance gate (right) of Agnes Irwin’s 19th-century Philadelphia campus is mounted above one of the display cabinets in the Anne S. Lenox Lobby.
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R AIS O P E N S T H E DOO First Day of the New School Year, Wednesday, September 4 1 Head of School Mary F. Seppala and Trustee Board Chair Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the new athletic and student life facilities on the first day of the 2013-2014 school year. 2 Students and teachers from all divisions watch the ceremony outside the Suzanne Wallworth Schellenger ’49 Entrance, eager to explore the new facilities. 3 Lower School students enter the building for the first time on their way to the Opening Assembly.
Open The Door Celebration, Friday, September 20 5 AIS Upper School students at the celebration.
6 Guests begin to arrive. 7 Ron Fenstermacher, Joanna Falini ’73, Charlotte Fenstermacher ’86 and Eleanor Peterson touring the squash courts. 8 Chandi Z. Smith ’63, Mary Morrison Tattersfield ’60 and Bambi A. Dudley ’60 proudly wearing their alumna pins. 9 Large numbers of alumnae from a wide range of class years were in attendance.
4 Head of School Mary Seppala addresses the audience at the Opening Assembly in the new gymnasium.
L3: LIVING LEADERSHIP in the Lower School BY DONNA LINDNER AND MARIANDL HUFFORD
e have always believed that every girl who comes to us possesses leadership skills. But now we, a group of Lower School teachers, are working intentionally to draw out, acknowledge and celebrate the leader in every one of our girls. This effort stems from a year-long Participatory Action Research (PAR) project that we completed under the direction of Dr. Darlyne Bailey, Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. The result of our PAR work is called “L3: Living Leadership in the Lower School,” and this year marks our inaugural year. What makes it uniquely different from any other leadership development program is that it is firmly
rooted in Agnes Irwin values and culture, and that it considers, always, what it means to be a girl who is also a leader. The process of this work consisted of several components. For months, we identified and defined the values, attributes and skills of a leader by reading current literature, observing our own Lower School environment and talking to our own students. Through collaboration, we have created a “Leadership Toolkit,” a literal toolbox that holds representation of concepts such as responsibility, flexibility, communication and independentmindedness. In order to serve girls’ developmental needs, each concept is partnered with an object that best exemplifies each trait. For example, flexibility is represented by a slinky, and
:: Pictured (l-r) are PAR faculty and administrator participants Candy Neely, Montserrat Nomdedeu, Mariandl Hufford, Carole Melvin, Suzie McInnes, Michele Kane, Melanie Slezak and Donna Lindner.
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independent-minded is personified by a picture of our school’s founder, Agnes Irwin. Each concept also has an accompanying sentence that defines the concept in the simplest terms. Upon entering the Lower School, a bulletin board celebrates the leadership behaviors that teachers have noticed in their girls, thus reinforcing the concept that leadership lies within all of us. Teachers are able to use the toolbox in their classrooms in a way that best fits within their daily routines. Monthly, one of the traits is discussed in the Lower School Friday assembly. The following month is dedicated to recognition on the bulletin board of that and other traits “in action” by way of notes describing observed
:: Lower School bulletin board note showing a leadership trait in action.
BY CAG STAFF
CAG Programs & Partnerships Over the past year, the Center for the Advancement of Girls CAG) has had great success in its work to advance educational initiatives that further leadership, wellness, global awareness and academic engagement for girls and young women. Here are a few updates on CAG initiatives. Women’s Leadership Journeys As part of this powerful speakers series, Liza Cartmell, president of Atlantic City Alliance Group, will visit Agnes Irwin in December to discuss her organization’s $30 million marketing plan to end a five-year tourism slump in Atlantic City. In January, businesswoman Renee Amoore will speak about her experiences as a mover and shaker on local, state, national and international levels. As founder and president of The Amoore Group Inc., she has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable entrepreneur, health care advocate and political advisor. Invest in Girls Invest in Girls (IIG), a three-year financial literacy program, teaches high school girls the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders. The program includes financial workshops, exposure to women role models and financial services industry trips. This is the first year of the program at Agnes Irwin, and 28 sophomores are participating. The girls participated in their first of four interactive financial workshops in October. Later in the year, the girls will meet with girls from other participating schools and visit companies in the financial services industry. PROGRESS In mid-November, Carnegie Mellon University staff will hold a “Train the Trainer” session for fifth and sixth grade teachers as part of PROGRESS, the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society established in 2006 to teach women and girls about negotiation skills. Teachers will come away with detailed lesson plans and tips on how to teach the program effectively. The following day, fifth and sixth grade students will learn about the value of negotiation and how to recognize opportunities to negotiate.
leadership behavior. Our message: all of our students are leaders in many ways, every day. Our first trait of the year is responsibility. Ask any one of our Lower Schoolers what it means, and they will hopefully tell you the sentence they have learned: I know what I am supposed to do and I do it. They will tell you the story of the ant and the grasshopper, and show you the toy ant that, in the story, was responsible in his efforts to build up a store of food for the winter while the grasshopper played the days away. And they will give you an example of a way that they have been
Challenge Success On October 10, the Agnes Irwin Challenge Success team held Wellness Day. Students in grades 5-12 participated in workshops and activities centered on what it means to be well and have a healthy, balanced lifestyle. More than 70 workshops were offered. In addition, noted pediatrician Kenneth Ginsburg, an expert on fostering resilience in children, spoke to the parent community October 17 on “Authentic success: raising children and teens prepared to thrive through good and challenging times.” University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing CAG launched a semester-long elective course in September entitled “Global Health, Health Equity and the Girl Child,” co-taught by University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing faculty (under the direction of Professor Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott) and Agnes Irwin teacher Dr. Sarah Anne Eckert. Weekly lectures are delivered by professors from the Nursing School’s Center for Global Women’s Health. Status of Girls and Young Women in Philadelphia CAG has partnered with the Girls Justice League and other organizations to support a report on the status of girls and young women in Philadelphia. The report focuses on the collection and analysis of locally mined information from existing data as well as through focus groups with girls and young women. The Dream Flag Project® Marking its 10th anniversary, The Dream Flag Project held an all-day think tank in July with AIS administrators and teachers along with leadership from the National Constitution Center and Philadelphia’s City Council to begin developing a five-year strategic plan for this unique Agnes Irwin program. The Real Deal The Real Deal summer camp will run again in 2014 to provide rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade girls with a unique leadership experience. The camp brings together teens from around the region to explore what it means to be a leader who is also a girl. Dates and registration information will be available by the end of November at www.advancinggirls.org.
responsible that day. As we progressed through this Participatory Action Research project, we came to realize that leadership for girls is like Dorothy on her way home in The Wizard of Oz: the necessary components of leadership are present in every girl, but need an opportunity to be seen and practiced. L3 gives us a formal way to leverage those everyday opportunities; we hope that you will share your stories of your daughter beginning to recognize the leader she is, and always has been. Participating faculty and administrators included: Spanish teacher Montse
Nomdedeu, kindergarten teacher Melanie Slezak, Physical Education Department Chair Michele Kane, Lower School Director Donna Lindner, Physical Education teacher Suzie McInnes, controller and financial literacy teacher Carole Melvin, PreK teacher Candy Neely and Mariandl Hufford, Director of Academic Affairs and the Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG). Lindner is Director of the Lower School and Hufford is Director of Academic Affairs and the Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG).
BY WANDA M. ODOM
The A in STEAM :: Observing the Innovation Center’s 3-D printer in action.
eveloping graphic images with sunlight, decorating fabric panels with electrical circuits and creating musical notes with conductive paint on paper may not sound like typical activities for art class. However, such projects represent a new way of thinking in educational circles in which tinkering paves the path to learning. “Increasingly, students are encouraged to experiment, tinker and construct using many different kinds of materials,” said visual arts teacher Jen Brittingham, who teaches in both the Middle and Upper Schools. “We want girls to explore their ideas, collaborate with peers, and visualize how things work together. We also hope they will see that the boundaries separating art, technology, math and the sciences are artificial!”
curricula is the conviction that creativity can be applied to just about anything. Take engineering for example. “Who wouldn’t get excited about concepts such as how to create simple circuits that light things up, make sounds or put objects in motion?” said Brittingham, who attended the Constructing Modern Knowledge Conference last summer, dedicated to creating environments where “making and tinkering” is encouraged. “The arts and sciences are natural partners,” adds Brittingham, “they both draw on student curiosity, creativity and reflection.” In seventh grade art, in collaboration with photography teacher Sarah Bourne, students will be introduced to cyanotypes, an alternative photographic process in which a surface such as fabric or paper is coated with a light-sensitive emulsion.
“At the heart of STEAM curricula is the conviction that creativity can be applied to just about anything.” This school year, Brittingham has designed her seventh grade curriculum to incorporate such thinking. Students will be encouraged to follow hunches, iterate, make mistakes, re-think, start over, argue, sleep on it, and collaborate. Tinkering, sometimes referred to as “the maker movement,” encourages making connections, both with physical materials and with peers; however, it also allows girls to develop and practice the strategies and habits of mind for problem-solving in all aspects of their lives. At the heart of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
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Students can layer images and objects onto this coated material; when their creation is then exposed to ultraviolet light and rinsed in water, the design emerges. These cyanotype prints, in turn, become the perfect canvas for an introduction to simple electronic circuitry. Using conductive paint or thread, paper clips, tin foil, small LED’s and circuit boards, students can begin experimenting with lights, sound and motion. They can even paint a keyboard on paper and play musical notes through a computer. Brittingham plans to use a software program called
Scratch, which will engage the girls in basic computer programming. For Upper School Media Arts, students will be taking two-dimensional designs and translate them into Maya, a 3-D CAD (Computer Assisted Design) program. They will then have the ability to output to our new 3-D printer now in the Innovation Center. The 3-D printer can be used to create prototypes of design projects so that students have a chance to see their ideas brought to reality. Brittingham notes that Upper School students are continuing with a global girls education theme initiated last school year, in which they had to develop a marketing product to raise awareness about the lack of education for girls globally. One student, Kelly Manning, (Class of 2014) developed the idea of “Pennies for Change,” designing a desktop bank, shaped like a penny and based on the model of a spinning globe, for collecting monetary donations. “Kelly sketched the product in Adobe Illustrator (2-D vector drawing program) and now we are shifting that design into a 3-D program and it’s all based on geometry,” said Brittingham. “You have to use geometry and spatial reasoning to figure out how to give volume to a two-dimensional design.” In the New Media Narrative class, students will be creating package designs using Maya. “Previously, we constructed packages with paper,” said Brittingham. “Now we can use 3-D programs to do the same thing.” Designing, building, programming, inventing, calculating, tinkering and creating? Art is definitely STEAMing up in Brittingham’s classes.
BY DAVID MARSHALL, MELISSA MUSACCHIO AND MARY FRANCES BANNARD
:: Middle and Upper School Latin teacher Melissa Musacchio
Classics Department writes own textbook, curriculum for Middle School
esigning and implementing an engaging, studentfocused Latin curriculum continues to be a motivating goal for the Classics Department at The Agnes Irwin School. With the advent of several new approaches, techniques and methodologies in Latin language instruction, the department sought a textbook that would meet the needs of our students. Our Latin teachers spent the past several years examining and reviewing many of the current Latin textbooks on the market, and although each had its own merits, there was no singular text that presented a balance of grammar, reading and culture in a cohesive and engaging way. In light of these shortcomings, the Classics Department was awarded a professional growth grant to create an entirely new textbook and curriculum for our Middle School Latin program. The goal was to build a curriculum that provides our students with a learning experience that is both comprehensive and relevant; we want our Latin courses to adhere to the traditional tenets of classical studies while also addressing the need for 21st-century skills and interdisciplinary connections. Over the past two years, the department diligently worked to create a preliminary draft of a seventh and eighth grade
textbook. Adoption of the custom text began last academic year, with very promising and positive results. Although our approach to Latin instruction is largely traditional and does not claim to do anything “groundbreaking,” the flexibility of a custom textbook offers several benefits to our Latin program: we are in full control of the scope and sequence of the curriculum; we are better able to present grammar concepts simply rather than with complicated and convoluted explanations; we are better able to create custom exercises and projects that are more meaningful for our students; and we are better able to align our curriculum with the curricula of other departments and the overall Middle School program. This ability to customize the curriculum ensures that modern study of the ancient can be innovative, fresh and relevant to the needs of today’s students. Classical languages and literature have been taught at The Agnes Irwin School since 1869, and, with the support of the school and the dedicated work of our Latin teachers, we are well positioned to keep this tradition strong and successful. Marshall is the Chair of the Classics Department and Musacchio and Bannard teach Latin in the Middle and Upper Schools.
WORKING SMARTER Computer Science Teacher, Students Collaborate on App for Managing Academic Advising BY WANDA M. ODOM
hen Upper School science teacher Steve Grabania needed a worthy project for his advanced computer science students to tackle, he had to look no further for inspiration than the ordinary tasks of academic life. Near the end of each year, teachers make course recommendations for every student. What if there were a software application that allowed these annual recommendations to be organized online so that department heads had quick access to student assignments for the next year’s courses, Grabania thought.
but can you make it do this, this, this and this.’ So we started growing it,” said Grabania, who spent last summer polishing the app for continued development with his advanced computer science students this school year. That work, and support from the faculty growth grant program, led Grabania to build on his students’ success and create a component for Student Support Services that would allow teachers to more easily provide the monthly observational reports they create for some students. “This feature allows teachers to sign in, click a student’s name and fill out a report and then all that data is stored in a
“The students are on this journey with me. And it’s nice being only just a few steps ahead of them. They get to see the mistakes that I make. Some people wouldn’t like that. But I think it’s really valuable for students to see teachers stumble with things.” Over the course of last school year, his advanced computer science class developed a course recommendation application designed specifically for Agnes Irwin. “When we had a prototype, we invited administrators to come take a look at it, and they said, ‘Oh, this is really good
:: Among its features, Tracks gives department heads quick access to course recommendations and lets teachers register an assessment through a calendar tool.
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central location. And now Support Services can generate their own reports from that data without having to deal with a lot of papers and sifting and sorting,” said Grabania. “They can now say let’s see how the student is doing longitudinally over time in chemistry, let’s see how she is doing in the month of October in all of her classes. The teachers only need to fill out one form. The application formats that data however the support services specialist wants to see it,” he said. But the innovation did not stop there, as Grabania realized that another useful tool would be a feature that kept track of the schedule for tests, quizzes, projects and other assessments across all subjects in Upper School. The smart test book was born. “This new test book app has been a dream of mine for years,” said Grabania, adding that he first approached registrar Helen Snyder about his idea. If Snyder could supply him with the school’s registration data, then he knew he could develop an app. He quickly realized it would be best as a web app. The existing test book is a Google calendar, where all
assessments are entered as appointments. The problem with the existing system is that teachers cannot immediately tell if an entry in the Google calendar will impact their class should they schedule a test for it on the same day. “For me, this was just untenable. My opinion was that we could do better,” said Grabania. The smart test book, one of four features included in Tracks: Web Tools for the Agnes Irwin School, allows teachers to sign in and register an assessment through a date picker calendar tool. The calendar tool shows what days would not be good for adding a test or other assessment specifically for their class. The application looks at a teacher’s class list and then scans all the tests that are in the assessment calendar and determines if any students in that class have two tests logged on that day. School policy prohibits students from having more than two tests and/ or quizzes scheduled on the same day. Tracks also keeps a record of projects, in-class essays and papers, which do not prohibit test scheduling, but are important to know about for tracking student workloads. But even when a date shows red, indicating that two tests are already scheduled for that day, the application allows teachers to inquire about a date and generate a report that details the exact conflict – identifying which students would have more than two assessments in a given day if the new test were scheduled. The app keeps track of the date that an assessment was first entered in the system. “It gives you up-to-date data on an individual student basis so you can make the best decision,” said Grabania. In some cases, no other day might work for a class test. “I might have 18 students in the class and only one is affected. In this case, I might go to the student and say I’m going to give a test on that day and I understand they already have two assessments. How about we schedule a different day for them, does that work? … Having access to this type of information will make
:: Upper School science teacher Steve Grabania in a computer science class.
teachers’ lives so much easier when it comes to scheduling.” Students used HTML and the Python programming language to code their assigned features of the application – the course recommendation function and a second function that allows students to sign up for athletics activities for each season, and be assigned to teams. During the design process for the app, students outlined the site map, what data is to be displayed on each page, how it should be presented, and what information needed to be passed from one page to another. “The advantage to Python is that it’s simple syntax. The way you write instructions is much more accessible to beginners. But it’s a fully functional, professional level programming language,” said Grabania, explaining that syntax is simply the set of rules for directing the computer to do certain tasks, such as inserting a name in a web page. Grabania hopes to have the app ready for beta testing with actual student information by January 2014, but that will require building a database with the school registrar. He said he named the app Tracks and added a footprint graphic to the
title for two reasons: one, because it tracks a lot of data, and two, “because this application is in part coded by students, it’s their way of leaving footprints behind on Agnes Irwin. This is a legacy they leave here. It is something they produced that teachers and students are going to be using for years. My hope is that every year, the advanced computer science class can add features.” Moreover, Grabania believes that everyone benefits from this studentteacher collaboration.“I’m benefitting from this because this is a set of skills that I didn’t have prior to last year. This is my professional growth. This is my professional development. It’s selfdirected. And I’m doing something that I have always been curious about and interested in,” he said. “The students are on this journey with me. And it’s nice being only just a few steps ahead of them. They get to see the mistakes that I make. Some people wouldn’t like that. But I think it’s really valuable for students to see teachers stumble with things. Then I can model, ‘how do we deal with setbacks, how do we deal with obstacles.’ It’s authentic for me and so I think it’s good for students too.”
TALKING Q&A WITH TOM CORCORAN, Varsity Crew Coach BY MARIA MCDONALD
In his second year as Varsity crew coach, Tom Corcoran brings several years of experience in rowing and coaching at the high school and college levels to his work at Agnes Irwin. Corcoran rowed for four years at Chestnut Hill Academy, eventually leading the team as captain. A graduate of Widener University School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh, Corcoran rowed for four years in college and served as team vice president and president. He was assistant rowing coach and program director for Moorestown High School, and assistant coach of the South Jersey Rowing Club. What does having a rowing center mean for AIS? The Sonnenfeld Rowing Center is a space in the new Athletics Center dedicated solely to training for rowing. It has a stateof-the-art rowing tank with eight seats, and can be configured to use for sweep rowing (one oar) or sculling (two oars). There is also space for 10 ergs and a multi-purpose space for stretching, weight lifting and calisthenics. For crew, the center allows us to train throughout the school year, which means we can be one of the fastest crews in the area. For the school, it allows us to introduce crew to girls in the Middle and Lower Schools. The tank also has great non-rowing possibilities, like studying levers and fulcrums. What are you looking forward to most in your second year as head crew coach at AIS? I’m looking forward most to building on our new success. Last season, three boats made the semifinals at Stotes (Stotesbury Regatta) and one boat earned medals at Cities, Nationals and a great finish in C finals of the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. My goal this year is to get at least four boats in the finals of Stotes and two boats in the finals of the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. I know the girls are on the same page and are willing to put in the work required to reach our goal. What do you enjoy most about working and coaching at AIS? I enjoy most the sense of community at AIS. Everyone is so friendly and genuinely cares about each other. I love that the faculty ask about our regattas and that the team enjoys going
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to a field hockey or basketball game after practice to cheer on their classmates. Could you explain the purpose of the rowing tank, and what having it on campus means for the crew program? Do many schools have crew tanks on their campuses? The tank is an excellent tool for teaching new rowers the stroke and blade feel without having to send them out on the river with hundreds of other boats. For new rowers, I can get next to them to help figure out proper body movements, and I can use the mirrors for instant feedback. The tank is also great for the Varsity team for not only technical work, but also longer aerobic work. The tank can also be used to help set line-ups in that I can watch several rowers at once to evaluate technique without wakes or wind. Also, with the tank, weather no longer dictates our practice schedule. I can use the tank for days when we need to practice but the 30-minute drive to the Schyulkill River is not worth it because of rain, big exam days, or arts performances. Several of our competitors have tanks. How do you plan on building the crew program? It starts by making the program challenging, but fun. The sport requires so much commitment that if an athlete isn’t having fun, she won’t stay in the program long. I also follow a system of development that starts with teaching new rowers how to row and instructing juniors and seniors how to race. I firmly believe a strong technical base will translate into boat speed. The goal every year is to have the top Varsity 4+ and Varsity 4x. That starts with dedicated freshmen and sophomores learning the stroke, continues with juniors challenging the seniors every day, and ends with the seniors being the fastest they can possibly be. What originally sparked your interest in rowing? Growing up in my neighborhood in Philadelphia, everyone played soccer and everyone went to the same three high schools. When it came to choose a high school, I was the only kid who went to a completely different high school. Several of my friends joined their high school crew teams, so I joined my high school team just so I could see them.
AIS ATHLETICS Q&A WITH ALEX STAIT, Director of Squash BY MICHELLE TRENHOLM
Originally from the United Kingdom, newly named Squash Director Alex Stait has played professionally in the United States and abroad. He was the number-one player for five years during his high school career at Wycliffe College and captain for three of those years. During his professional career, Stait achieved a ranking of number 52 in the world. He was director of squash at the Bowdon Cricket Club in Manchester, England for four years and, most recently, a squash professional at the Merion Cricket Club in Lower Merion. What does having a squash center mean for AIS? With the Pierce Squash Center as part of our new athletic facilities, girls at Agnes Irwin now have the advantage of home courts and the benefit of being able to practice on campus. The center â€“ with four beautiful glass-back international softball courts â€“ makes the sport much more accessible for all students as well. We now have a facility that matches other schools and gives our squash players the opportunities to compete at the highest levels. What are your plans as Director of Squash? In the short term, my plan is to introduce as many Agnes Irwin girls as possible to playing squash, and to make the existing teams more competitive and tougher to beat. I plan to build the squash program on all levels. We are going from Lower School to faculty classes, with the aim of getting everyone excited about squash. I would like to see every girl at least try squash while she is at Agnes Irwin. I aim to provide as many PE classes, clinics and lessons as possible so that the girls get a chance to enjoy the game. In the long term, I would like to build teams that can compete with any other school in the
national programs working with their top players and helping teach their coaches. At Merion, I worked on their very successful program and got a great insight into how US Squash and UK Squash differ. How have your prior positions prepared you for this Director of Squash role?
nation while keeping the great attitudes the Agnes Irwin girls are known for. You hope to bring squash to the Lower School through PE classes starting in third grade. What made you want to introduce squash to younger grades at AIS? I think it is really important to give children the chance to try as many sports as possible, as we are all different and each sport may suit our personalities and skills in different ways. If we can give them a little exposure early on, then it can only help them in the future if they wish to take up squash. What prompted you to take the job at AIS? I was prompted to take the job because of the contact I had had with Agnes Irwin girls and their parents through my work at Merion Cricket Club. I was very impressed with the attitudes of the girls and the genuine excitement that they would have a new squash facility at the school. I was keen to get back to running my own program and thought that Agnes Irwin was a great fit. What did your roles involve at Merion Cricket Club in Lower Merion and the Bowdon Cricket Club in Manchester, England? In the UK, I ran a large club program in which we started up a program that became one of the Elite Squash Clubs for juniors and seniors in the UK. I also worked for England Squash and Danish Squash on their regional and
They have helped greatly in teaching me the many different obstacles you can come up against. They also showed me, through my experiences, a very clear way of making good well-rounded squash players who enjoy playing the game. How do you get the girls pumped up for a match? I think it is going to be very, very easy to get our girls pumped up for matches in the new facility with their friends and families having easier access to watch now. A big part of my job will be getting the girls to relax and play their games without feeling too much pressure. Squash is such a fast skilled game that you need to be calm at all times especially on big points. I am pumped for their matches and I am sure that the girls will be also. What is your favorite coaching or competing memory thus far? I have been lucky enough to have a few. Probably my favorite so far was winning the National Championships with the North West of England Girls U17 team. We were not expected to win, and all five girls worked fantastically as a team and won their first national championship together. Please tell us a little known fact (or two!) about yourself. I am a big soccer fan or football as we call it. My team is Tottenham Hotspurs, and I follow every game and miss being in the UK to watch them live. I have also recently taken up golf and am completely addicted. I have a six-yearold son, Jamie, and another son due in October.
he once self-proclaimed “unlucky” Class of 2013 were undoubtedly fortunate on the day of their Commencement. The sun shone and the temperature was perfect as the seniors in their elegant white gowns, purple bouquets in hand, and their families gathered outside Bryn Mawr College’s Goodhart Hall on the morning of June 6, 2013. At the ceremony, Commencement Speaker Rebecca Chopp, President of Swarthmore College, spoke about how it was a unique moment in the lives of the graduating seniors and also a unique moment in history for women. Despite persistent levels of global gender inequality, she said, in this country “women dominate in education right now … more than 60 percent of college students are women … Half the presidents of the Ivy League Schools and the ‘Little Ivies’ are women.” It was also, shared Chopp, a unique moment in her own life as she expressed how excited she was to be addressing “an all-female high school graduating class” for the first time in her career. She considered it “a precious opportunity,” and given the level of accomplishment of the Class of 2013, she said she’d had to think “long and hard” about what advice she might share. She chose to stress the importance of “passion” and encouraged the young women to “study passion” by observing people who are passionate about what they do, to “practice passion” through discipline and hard work, and to “imagine the new”– to have the “moral imagination” to envision a better world. The student address was given by Georgia Fortunato, who captivated the audience with an articulate and humorous speech that highlighted how close a group the graduating class was and how inspired she’d been personally by the level of intellect of her classmates. Fortunato’s many talents were in evidence when, as part of her speech, she serenaded the crowd a capella with an excerpt from Wicked. The beautiful weather continued on into the afternoon as the seniors and their :: Commencement Speaker Rebecca Chopp families returned to the AIS campus for the Commencement Lunch. 20
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AIS Class of 2013 Student Address (excerpts) Once upon a time, in the year 2008, a group of eighth grade girls traveled to Lowell, Massachusetts. Miraculously, their trip had not been canceled. Stranger yet, their bus hadn’t broken down! And (can you believe it?) a freak snowstorm hadn’t buried them alive! The unexpected absence of misfortune puzzled the girls, but, lulled into a false sense of security, they pushed the limits of their luck and visited the one site in Massachusetts that would seal their fate. With the chill of Halloween still haunting the autumn air, they stood above the graves of the Salem witches, who happily decided to renew the curse of the Class of 2013. I came up with this theory when my sister, Lauren, came home from her last day of eighth grade at Irwin’s wearing a purple t-shirt with “Reverse the Curse” emblazoned on the front. I was homeschooled at the time and upon seeing the shirt, instantly dreaded the September day when I would join such doomed individuals. Having spent four unforgettable years with them, I can now say that I wouldn’t have it any other way. Good morning, my name is Georgia Fortunato and I could not be more proud to be speaking on behalf of this unlucky group of girls. Our mishaps have morphed into memories that have brought us together and will keep us forever connected. Though we will go down in school history as the grade who never won the hallway competition, or any other contest for that matter, let us look at what lies behind that dismal title: pure
:: The student address. imagination. It is no coincidence that Willy Wonka was the theme of our hallway this year. We have chosen his brand of imagination to lead our every endeavor, willing to leap into the unknown rather than beat the trodden path. By taking risks, like making that infamous vineyard out of purple balloons sophomore year, we have been rewarded with the satisfaction of being example-setters. Doers not re-doers. Our grade’s quality of creativity has served us especially well this year as we have been able to produce solutions to the challenges that inevitably come our way. Our broken down buses and hurricane survival days, our lost passports, lost students and just being lost in general were not for naught because from adversity we have gained resilience, patience and perseverance. Before coming to Irwin’s, I fell into believing the popular misconception that private schools pamper and shelter their students compared to public schools. While we generally enjoy better funding and more privileges, I can comfortably say that we have grown skin thick enough to succeed against life’s harsh realities. We should be flattered that the administration, recognizing our adaptability, has repeatedly chosen to test its pilot programs on us. They even thought it fitting to provide us with guinea pig shirts after the inaugural C21 Challenge launch! I knew I’d been officially initiated into the Class of 2013 when I put on a shirt featuring a giant rodent. Since that
moment, with the passing of time, the Lower School memories that I missed have become mine too. Dancing around the may pole during May Fair and feasting during Medieval Night recall the same vivid nostalgia as competing on EA Day and singing the 12 Days of Christmas. Whether a supersurvivor or the grade’s newest member, there’s a special place for each of us in our family of 66. Let’s just not make it 6-6-6! Out of all of our attributes, I am most thankful that my grade understands the power of appreciation. A ridiculous number of people have been the wind in our sails, ferrying us to this day, all of whom deserve the gratitude I wish to express on behalf of my class. ... thank you parents for sending us to this school, from which we graduate today, looking like incarnates of the goddess Athena, whose strength and virtues we’ve been taught to admire. ... We will forever be grateful for your open ears, your calming words and your endless hearts. Gracias, merci and gratias, faculty and staff for your devotion to the noblest of causes: education. Your willingness to share your knowledge and wisdom will inspire us to do the same for the many lives we will touch in the future. By allowing us to steer conversations away from the conventional toward the controversial, you’ve encouraged us to face the problems from which society so often shies away. ... Coaches, thank you, for making our skin even thicker and for identifying the talent inherent in each of us. You don’t seek credit for victory and you don’t seek glory, yet you deserve it all. Finally, for the fairest of them all, thank you Class of 2013. I wish I could turn around and look each and every one of you in the eye so you can see how sincerely I mean what I’m about to say. Because of your humbling intellect, every classroom conversation I got to be a part of was meaningful and thought-provoking. Because of your
Commencement 2013 energizing enthusiasm, I was inspired to involve myself in running the Athletic Board, to join clubs and to play the cello in the Instrumental Ensemble. Because of your love, I love life and eagerly await the surprises it will bring. ... Anyway, to express my gratitude for the past four years, I am going to embarrass myself again. In the musical Wicked, Glinda (a good witch!) sings:
Glinda isn’t sure if people come into our lives for a reason, but I am. I believe that everything happens for a reason. We were brought together not to be the cursed class or the guinea pig grade but to be the spell-casters, the star-gazers and the trailblazers. And no matter
“I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led To those who help us most to grow If we let them And we help them in return Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true But I know I’m who I am today Because I knew you…”
how much today’s graduation and tomorrow’s life scatter us like stars across a nighttime sky, we’ll always form a constellation that will guide even the farthest wanderer back to the light. Thank you.
Commencement 2013 Awards HISTORY PRIZE Georgia Fortunato ENGLISH PRIZE Meridith Pollie Anne Mentzinger
CLASSICS PRIZE Greek: Virginia Small Latin: Emily Offit
SCIENCE PRIZE Anne Mentzinger
MATH PRIZE Christina Styer
PHI BETA KAPPA Meridith Pollie
ARTS PRIZE Randi Bellamy
MODERN LANGUAGE PRIZE French: Alexandra Pew Elizabeth Scattergood Spanish: Georgia Fortunato Anne Mentzinger
Class Night Awards The 2012-2013 yearbook editors dedicated The Lamp to Margaret Stallard, Upper School math teacher, with appreciation to Donna Page, Upper School Administrative Assistant.
Dorothy Haviland Nelson Latin Prize: Meryem Cebeci and Amber Hall
1932 Prize: Bridget Chakey 1915 Prize: Georgia Fortunato
Eleanor Ross Cederstrom Latin and Greek Awards
1936 Prize: Anne Mentzinger
• Latin: Karen Brown
AATF Outstanding High School Senior in French Award: Saskia Hargrove
• Greek: Allison Freiwald
Edward Stephen Sacks Prize: Meridith Pollie and Devon Schindler
• F rench & Spanish: Justine Breuch and Catherine Wulff Margot LeBoutillier Aldrich Award: Anne Mentzinger
Society of Women Engineers, Philadelphia Section – Certificate of Merit Program •H igh Honor: Emily Speakman and Alexandra Frangiosa •H ighest Honor: Karen Brown
Martha Goppelt Award: Grace Alburger and Madeline Rosato
Sophy Dallas Irwin Prize: Anne Scattergood
Media Arts Award: Dedaa Ahima
Stephanie Christie Athletic Award: Georgia Fortunato
Mount Holyoke Book Award: Lindsay Ryan National Merit Recognition
University of Chicago Book Award: Justine Breuch
Head of School Award: Alexandra Pew
•N ational Merit Scholar: Anne Mentzinger
University of Pennsylvania Book Award: Prianka Bedi
Agnes Irwin School Choral Music Award: Meridith Pollie
Heather Thiermann Writing Prize: Meryem Cebeci and Mia Ciallella
•N ational Achievement Scholar: Sofia Rodriguez
Agnes Irwin School Theatre Prize: Virginia Small
Honor Kilt Award: Catherine Wulff and Lilly Wilson
•N ational Hispanic Scholar: Sofia Rodriguez
University of Rochester and Xerox Corporation Award for Innovation and Information Technology: Karen Brown
American Chemical Society – Philadelphia Section Award: Lauren Schafrank
Photography Award: Ryshena Providence
Agnes Dixon Rowland Art Prize: Caroline Santilli
Bradford Fogarty Award: Madalyn McLennan
Harvard Club of Philadelphia Book Award: Elizabeth Miller
• For Best Writing: Paige Davis • For Best Photography: Molly Shields • For Best Art Work: Katina Dinh
Bryn Mawr President’s Book Award: Ryshena Providence
Jeanne Clery Award: Rebecca Kamens and Corinne Odom
Carolyn Stockton Brown Prize: Libby Scattergood
Jean Farley Award
Catherine Rieser Drama Award: Tillie Clower
• Spanish: Katherine Boris
Dana Goldsborough Award: Molly Shields Daphne Apostolidis Award: Phoebe Smukler
Dorothy Sisson Smythe Award: Lisa Borodyanskay
• Spanish: Lindsay Ryan
• French: Meridith Pollie
Princeton University Book Award: Karen Brown Priscilla MacNeal Fine Arts Award: Carolyn Volpert R. Patricia Trickey Prize: Randi Bellamy (Senior Assemply topic: Street Art) Rensselaer Mathematics and Science Award: Grace Alburger
Jean Wike-Faust ’49 Opportunity Grant: Robotics Recognition Award: Emma Hurler Paige Davis and Candace Hightower Lucy M. Knauer Modern Language Prize Smith College Book Award: Caroline Greco • French: Prianka Bedi
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University of Virginia’s Jefferson Book Award: Jenna Roland Wellesley College Book Award: Sara Bastian Yale Book Award: Madeline Rosato
Athletic Awards Senior Athlete Award: Julie Bunten Blue Belt Award: Morgan Pergolini Carter Mannion Award: Sophomore - Marin Bloise and Junior Morgan Pergolini White Blazer Award: Lauren Fortunato
:: 2013 Cum Laude inductees.
Confidence, Compassion and Curiosity Words of Wisdom at the 2013 Cum Laude Induction Assembly
BY CLARE LUZURIAGA
n Tuesday, April 30, Upper School students and faculty gathered in the West-Wike Theatre to celebrate the induction of 13 seniors into the Agnes Irwin Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Cum Laude inductees are students who have excelled in a rigorous course of study over their Upper School careers. The 2013 Cum Laude Society inductees were Georgia Fortunato, Saskia Hargrove, Taylor Hillman, Carolyn Houlahan, Anne Mentzinger, Emily Offit, Alexandra Pew, Meridith Pollie, Sofia Rodriguez, Elizabeth Scattergood, Molly Shields, Christina Styer and Brooke Sutherland. The guest speaker at the assembly was AIS alumna and Cum Laude inductee Kathryn Farrell ’93, an executive producer for BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) World News America. Farrell took the stage to share her thoughts on what an Agnes Irwin education had given her and to offer some words of advice to seniors about to embark on the next stage of their lives. A graduate of Brown University, Farrell has worked in television production for over 20 years, 12 of which were spent working for CNN. “I truly love what I do,” said Farrell, “but I know it wouldn’t have been possible without the foundation I received here and three very important qualities I was taught here that I think will serve all of you just as well.”
The first quality, said Farrell “has to be confidence.” At AIS, Farrell learned that if she did “all her homework” and “knew the facts,” she “belonged in the conversation.” The training she received at AIS gave her the confidence to “take on the challenges of the co-ed work force.” She encouraged students to seek out mentors in their fields and, equally, to “pay it back” by mentoring others in the future. In her career, Farrell has covered many national and international tragedies. Compassion was the second quality she learned at AIS. Her job, she stated, is “to bring people’s stories to the world” while recognizing that she does so, in many cases, at the “lowest point in people’s lives.” AIS community service projects and the experience of teamwork in the classroom encourage compassion. “Helping those around you doesn’t come at the price of falling behind,” she stressed. The final quality highlighted by Farrell was curiosity. “Through the Irwin’s curriculum,” Farrell told the students, “you have been taught to be strong independent thinkers.” And she encouraged them to “never stop asking the question ‘why?’” Possessing all three qualities in abundance, the 2013 Cum Laude Society inductees exemplify academic excellence at AIS.
COLLEGE CHOICES FOR THE CLASS OF 2013 American University Dionysia Irini Sioutis
Franklin and Marshall College Katina Nhi Dinh
Boston College Rachael Jacqueline Harper Audrey Elizabeth James Molly Oâ€™Connor Shields Caroline Clements Tobar
George Mason University Southern Methodist University Anna Rose Ludwick Amanda Katherine Crowley Georgetown University Jasmine Kristina Outlaw
Bowdoin College Phoebe Urban Smukler Brandeis University Carolyn Marie Sabini Bucknell University Christine Grace Duffy Victoria Joughin Taylor M. Lord Sarah Catherine Simmons
Gettysburg College Stephanie Maria Karalis Harvard College Anne Elder Mentzinger Howard University Yasmeen Keturah Watson Jaylyn Doray Williams
Stanford University Carolyn Deane Houlahan
University of St. Andrews j Georgia Rae Fortunato University of St. Andrews/ College of William & Mary j Devon Leber Schindler
Swarthmore College Dedaa Ahima
University of Virginia j Taylor Marie Hillman Corinne Sabelle Odom Brooke Thurber Sutherland
Syracuse University Madeline Sinkler Burch
Vanderbilt University Margaret Armstrong Howell
The University of Scranton Faith Rose De Vlieger
Villanova University Maisie Victoria Allen
Tufts University Rebecca Molly Kamens
Washington and Lee University Elizabeth Anne Hollander Hadley Morgan Smith
Lehigh University Angelika Marianthi Kligos
Tulane University Emma Grace Hurler
Moore College of Art and Design Randi Alexandra Bellamy
University of Chicago Carolyn Grace Volpert
New York University Katharine Elizabeth Boris j Saskia Liane Hargrove
University of Maryland, College Park Nicolette Ashley Aivazoglou
Columbia University j Meridith Paige Pollie
Pennsylvania State University, University Park Caroline Elizabeth Ryan
University of Miami Olivia Tornetta
Duke University Lauren Haywood Fox Madeline Hulme Yoh
Princeton University j Elinor Angeline Buck j Christina Alexandra Styer
Elon University Elizabeth Aird Lewis
Rollins College Eliza Marie Moran
Emory University Marissa Lynn Dallara
Salisbury University Julie Diana Bunten
Carnegie Mellon University Caroline Ann Santilli Virginia Sheffield Small Case Western Reserve University Shelby Elizabeth Means Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Jasmine Toni Richardson
j Alexandra Rose Pew Anne Eliza Scattergood j Elizabeth Savery Scattergood
Skidmore College Lauren Elizabeth Fortunato
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University of Pennsylvania Marielle Elexa Berkman j Emily J. Offit v a Sofia Lanae Rodriguez Martine Elizabeth White Lilly Elizabeth Wilson
Washington University in St. Louis Ashley Saunders Ferguson
National Merit Designations: National Merit Scholar j
National Merit Commended
v National Achievement Scholar National Achievement Outstanding Participant
a National Hispanic Scholar University of Richmond j Kelly Ann Farley
:: The Class of 2013 in their school blazers, presented to them in the fall, in appreciation for a senior year spent with the new campus under construction.
2013 There’s something magical that happens during an Agnes Irwin Reunion Weekend – for some, it’s a spirited rekindling of old friendships, brimming with lively memories that made many of the women involved who they are today. For others, it’s yet another reason to revisit the playground of their youth, which taught them the principles and lessons that have become part of the mortar of their personal and professional lives. For those in class years ending in a 3 or an 8, Reunion Weekend 2013 was no exception. With hundreds of familiar faces from 1943-2008 pouring in throughout the weekend, memories instantly resurfaced for visiting alumnae and laughter was prominent. Alumnae kicked off the weekend with a cocktail party on Friday night in the M. Penney Moss Library, where they enjoyed appetizers and drinks. Leading the second annual Bel Cantos “Now and Then” Concert was Music Coordinator Murray Savar, conducting over 30 alumnae and the current Bel Cantos during the evening’s performance. On Saturday, alumnae enjoyed campus tours, class receptions and a luncheon and awards ceremony in the Laura Thomas Buck ’49 Pavilion. Recipients of Alumnae Awards included: Cynthia Campbell Crochiere ’83 (Alumnae Award), Averel Roberts Wilson ’73 (M. Penney Moss Award for Education), Ellanor Stengel Fink ’63 (Margaretta Anspach Willing Award) and Courtney Fretz ’98 (Young Alumnae Award). Annual giving awards were presented to the Class of 1988 for the highest dollar amount raised (Sophy Dallas Irwin Award) and to the Class of 1963 for the highest percentage of class participation (Loving Cup).
:: Members of the Class of 1963 and recipients of the Loving Cup Award kick off
their 50th Reunion at the Golden Anniversary Luncheon at Merion Cricket Club.
Alumnae Award The Alumnae Award is presented annually to an alumna who has made a significant contribution of service to the school in a volunteer capacity. In the years since her graduation from Agnes Irwin, Cindy Campbell Crochiere ’83 has dedicated countless hours in service to her alma mater. With a decade of service as a member of the Alumnae Board and the Board of Trustees, Cindy has held leadership roles with the Alumnae Association, Parents’ Council, the Trustee Board and as a reunion team member for the Class of 1983. As a Trustee, Cindy led the Trustees Committee and the Building Facilities and Grounds, and served on the Campaign Project Cabinet. As the mother of Campbell Crochiere ’12, Cindy spent 13 years as a dedicated volunteer and tireless supporter of the school. Through her leadership roles, volunteering at Parents’ Council events, spectating and providing oranges to the soccer and lacrosse teams, or calling alumnae or current parents for their annual support, time and time again, Cindy has :: Alumnae Award recipient Cynthia Campbell Crochiere ’83 with her husband, Brian, demonstrated her loyalty and and father, Frank J. Campbell III, a former commitment to Agnes Irwin. member of the Board of Trustees.
Margaretta Anspach Willing Award The Margaretta Anspach Willing Award is given to an alumna who has been outstanding in leadership and civic responsibility or who has made a real contribution to the arts and sciences. This year’s recipient, Ellie Stengel Fink ’63, has demonstrated a commitment to community and civic improvement through her employment and volunteer service to numerous non-profit groups in the Washington, D.C. area. Ellie has lived in the Washington D.C. vicinity since graduating from Wheaton College in 1967. She has worn a number of hats in her professional career, including, serving as a writer and researcher both in and out of government. She has also been an advocate for a balanced federal budget for the Concord Coalition, a life and professional skills teacher to male and female refugees at the Refugee Center at Montgomery College, and a behind-the-scenes fundraiser through her creative work with the Lowell School. She has tackled each cause with intense passion and unyielding commitment. We commend Ellie on her work and look forward to hearing about her next worthy pursuit.
:: Ellie Stengel Fink ’63 www.agnesirwin.org
ALUMNAE M. Penney Moss Award for Education This award is presented to an individual whose commitment to and efforts in the area of education embody and reflect the passion and spirit that Miss Moss, headmistress from 1988-2005, devotedly exhibited during her nearly four decades at Agnes Irwin. Averel Roberts Wilson ’73 took the long road in finding her calling. It is not every day that your middle school math and science teacher starts off as bank president in New York City. In fact, Averel claims that her role as a teacher is far more challenging than her career in banking. In addition to teaching sixth grade math and science and eighth grade algebra at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco, Averel runs a weekly lunchtime “Math Counts” program and acts as the school liaison between the Science Department and the after-school science program. Averel is deeply committed to educational equality and leveling :: Averel Roberts Wilson ’73 the academic playing field for those coming from low-income communities. Subsequently, in 2009 Averel founded TamTutoring – a non-profit organization that aims to help motivated, yet underprivileged students gain access to post-secondary education. A student herself, Averel is currently pursing a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of San Francisco. We applaud her for the difference she is making in the lives of young people and for being a shining example of the AIS Alumnae Association motto: “Not for ourselves but for others.”
community interests or her professional or academic pursuits. Courtney Fretz ‘98 is the North American product director for Adhesives and Functional Materials within Dow Chemical’s Performance Plastics division, based in Houston, Texas. In addition, she has global oversight for Ostomy Films and Textiles & Nonwovens. Courtney joined Dow in 2009 in home and personal care as a marketing manager based in Philadelphia. She was responsible for sustainability and emerging market development prior to assuming the role of global marketing manager for hair care. Subsequently, she added Latin America regional marketing responsibilities based in São Paulo, Brazil to her portfolio. Prior to joining Dow, Courtney worked for five years in international shipping at the Danish firm A.P. Moller-Maersk. Courtney holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and East Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Whenever she travels, Courtney makes it a point to engage in the culture around her, including learning the language as a means to gain insight into local practices. She is fascinated by how “closely interlinked the world actually is.” Accordingly, through her professional life at Dow Chemical, Courtney employs “science and technology to change how we live,” making outstanding contributions to many local and global communities.
Young Alumna Award The Heather B. Thiermann, Class of 1981, Young Alumna Award is presented in Heather’s memory to a young alumna in the 5th, 10th or 15th year class who has made an outstanding contribution through her
:: Courtney Fretz ’98 with History Department Chair Wigs Frank, who presented her award.
Golden Anniversary Luncheon
:: Sisters Joan Colgan Hass ’59 and Gail Colgan Van :: The Golden Anniversary Luncheon celebrates all
Buren ’63 join Jill Berguido Gill ’63 and Joy Berguido ’59 at the Merion Cricket Club.
:: Mary “Blay” Blabon Tilghman ’44 and
Nellie Lincoln ’44 smile for the camera at the Golden Anniversary Luncheon.
alumnae who have celebrated a 50th Reunion. Pictured (from left) are Joy Berguido ’59, Louise Twinning O’Malley ’59, Mary Morrisson Tattersfield ’60 and Bambi Dudley ’60.
:: Jerry Parke
Kinkead ’52 and Nancy Hunter Wessells ’52 Friday afternoon.
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:: Tina Wilhem Lassen ’58, Betsy Green
Barnhill ’58 and Sally Schoettle Randolph ‘58 at the Golden Anniversary Luncheon.
:: Bambi Dudley ’60, Mary Morrisson Tattersfield ’60, Kathy Fergusson Rogers ’57 and Margo Tryon Bennett ’54.
ALUMNAE REUNION CLASSES
:: The Class of 1978 gathers on the steps of the M. Penney Moss Library.
:: The Class of 1993 celebrates their 20th Reunion.
:: The Class of 1968 enjoys their 45th Reunion.
:: The Class of 1983 reunites at the Reunion Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.
:: 2003 alumnae gather for Friday night cocktails. Left to right: Anastasia Dorrance, Shannon Clarke Carvalho, Madeline Katz and Kristine Ruch.
:: Hads Holmgren Ogden ’98 and
Brandy Dempsey Reaves ’98 at the Friday evening cocktail party.
:: The Class of 1988, recipients of the Sophy Dallas Irwin Award, celebrate their 25th Reunion.
:: 1973 alumnae Barbara Steams, Terry, Marianne McClatchy and Elizabeth “Bitsey” Montgomery McCollum.
:: Suzy Mitchell Davis ’58 and Jessica Krick Stanton ’98 share a laugh at the luncheon.
classmates Liz Garvey and Connie Anne Phillips on Friday night.
:: 2008 classmates celebrate their first reunion.
From left: Megan Pauley, Maddie Nichols, Marcie Fitzpatrick, and Mary Catherine O’Reilly-Gindhart.
:: Whitney Roller ’06 and Celeste Tarbox ’06 catch up before the Bel Cantos concert.
Laurel Society SPOTLIGHT Celebrating 15 Years of Planned Giving
his year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding GOOD NEWS FOR 2013 of the Laurel Society by Class of 1953 alumnae Mary With passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, P. Mc Pherson and Annabelle Pierson Irey. Fifteen years the provision for Qualified Charitable Contributions (QCD) ago, then as now, The Agnes Irwin School benefited from from an IRA returned. Donors who are 70 1/2 years of age generous support to annual and capital giving. But in and older have until December 31, 2013, to transfer a gift addition to immediate needs, the classmates recognized of any amount, up to $100,000, from their IRA to a the value of a strong Agnes Irwin endowment. In 1998, qualified charity such as The Agnes Irwin School. Your gift 30 caring individuals committed themselves to securing can count toward your required minimum distribution, and Agnes Irwin’s future through planned giving and joined your withdrawal will not be subject to federal income tax. the newly established Laurel Society. This is a great time to make a gift to The Agnes Irwin School Buoyed by their initial success, Pat and Annabelle and the Dare to Do More Campaign, and the IRA rollover is expanded their efforts beyond small meetings at Annabelle’s a great way to make that happen! home to workshops with planned giving experts. To date, Laurel Society members have contributed over $6.6 million to the “It was easy and financially sensible school’s endowment and capital efforts. for me to make my campaign gift The Agnes Irwin Laurel Society through my IRA. I cherish the recognizes all those who establish a educational experience I received planned gift arrangement with The at Agnes Irwin and know that my gift Agnes Irwin School. Planned gifts include bequest intentions, charitable will help ensure that the legacy will remainder trusts, gift annuities, the continue well into the 21st century.” school’s pooled income fund and other forms of deferred support. Laurel - Pat McPherson ’53, Society members receive a gold laurel Laurel Society Co-Founder leaf pin and are invited to the annual and Honorary Co-Chair, Laurel Society breakfast and other Dare to Do More Campaign special events. To find out more about the IRA Rollover or to receive information about joining the Laurel Society, please contact Julie Kalis, Director of Major Gifts, at 610-672-1279 or Margaret Welsh, Director of Development, at 610-526-1673.
EITC & OSTC: a Win-Win for your business and AIS students Last school year, 19 companies with ties to The Agnes Irwin School participated in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program and contributed more than $400,000 in scholarship dollars. The program, as well as the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), administered by the State of Pennsylvania, provides for as much as 90% in tax credit to eligible businesses that allocate a portion of their state tax dollars to support educational scholarships at institutions such as Agnes Irwin. In short, participants have found the appplication and reward process to be:
who reside within the boundaries of a low-achieving school. If you are affiliated with a business that pays any of the following taxes, we ask you to consider applying to these beneficial programs: • Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) • Capital Stock and Franchise Tax • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax • Insurance Premiums Tax • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
• Simple, with significant impact • Rewarding • A win-win!
Please visit the state’s website, www.newpa.com, or contact Brooke Record, Director of Annual Giving, at 610-526-1674 or email@example.com for more information.
Agnes Irwin is now eligible to receive contributions from the OSTC program, which provides tuition assistance to students
It costs a dime to give a dollar to AIS!
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Class Notes 1940-1949 Suzanne Foote Smith ’48 enjoys painting local scenes in oils near her cottage in Westfield, which is near Wellsboro, PA. This summer she traveled to see ‘Impressionism and Fashion Show’ at Chicago’s Art Institute. Mannequins were dressed in the elaborate gowns, hats, gloves, shoes and bags that the models wore in the paintings of Monet, Manet, Degas, ToulouseLautrec, Seurat and Tissot to name a few. A must see!
:: Mary Stewart Borie ’48 with her two granddaughters, Cameron Buzzeo and Eliza Perna, and her three great-granddaughters, Sophia J. Buzzeo, Harper J. Buzzeo and Everly Borie Perna.
Barbara Penrose Tarbell ’49 is doing very well in Portsmouth, NH. She lives independently and has many interests – reading, gardening, drawing and walking her Labrador retriever. Her health remains excellent and she volunteers in a church thrift shop and is a member of an enthusiastic art group. At this time she is most interested in learning how her other 1949 classmates are faring – in any event, she wishes them all the best!
:: Sue Foote Smith ’48 enjoys painting local scenes in oils near her cottage in Westfield, PA. This one is called ‘Plank Road.’
1950-1959 Mary Jane Gidley Thomas ’50 writes that her husband, Don Thomas, passed away three years ago, but she is doing very well in Pinehurst, NC. Jerry Parke Kinkead ’52 is pleased and proud that her granddaughter, Natalie Reynolds Corkran, has entered Agnes Irwin as a sixth grader this year. Natalie’s Irwin’s legacy extends into the fourth generation on both sides of her family. Her mother is Jennifer Kinkead Corkran ’84; grandmother, Jerry Parke Kinkead ’52; and great-grandmother,
:: Jerry Parke Kinkead ’52 vacationed in Lincolnville, ME with her daughter, Jennifer Kinkead Corkran ’84, and granddaughter, Natalie Corkran ’20.
Mary Bleecker ’27. On her paternal side, Natalie’s great-grandmother, Elizabeth Gribbel ’16, attended Irwin’s before finishing school at Westover. Natalie’s aunts include Cindi Kinkead Farr ’78 and Libby Kinkead ’82, as well as great-aunt Renny Parke Wood ’57. To mention the cousins in this family lineage would require too much ink. Natalie’s elders had to travel quite a distance to school. Elizabeth Gribbel took a pony cart from Wyncote to Jenkintown, where she got a train to Miss Irwin’s in Philadelphia. Mary Bleecker commuted to the city by train from West Chester and Jerry also commuted by carpool and train from West Chester to Wynnewood. Natalie is fortunate to live a stone’s throw away in Villanova. Katherine Hempstead Humm ’55 writes, “The latest chapter in my life began when Bill and I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan at the end of 2012. We’re now condo dwellers and live five minutes from one of our daughters. Providing chauffeur service for three active grandchildren is one of our new activities, but this fun task takes a back seat to my new role as a docent volunteer at Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park – a world class destination. New friends, new adventures and travel keep us busy and, thanks to the Internet and Southwest Airlines, maintaining contact with east coast friends and family is relatively easy. It’s said that ‘change is good for the soul’ – the Humms could be living proof of STAY CONNECTED! Please send us your Class Notes for inclusion in the 2014 spring issue by January 1, 2014. You may submit them online at: www.agnesirwin.org (click on alumnae), email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to: Alumnae Office, P.O. Box 407, Rosemont, PA 19010. We want to hear from YOU!
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this advice! Our door is always open – ‘Pure Michigan’ is worth paying us a visit!”
the mail from me please let me know! You can send an email to Laura.email@example.com.”
Sally Saunders ’58 says, “I’m enjoying living in San Francisco, CA where I read my poetry publicly and am writing more. I recently did stand up comedy, which went over very well and I hope to do more soon. In April, I visited Philadelphia and had lunch with Joan Kremer.”
Linda Golden ’66 shares that her boutique is 21 years old and she is still having fun buying and selling to her dear customers. This year she has a new sales team that includes her two-year-old Maltese, Oliver. She continues to travel with her significant other, Richard, who is also working hard.
Judith Carrigan Sykes ’59 writes, “What a fine year we have had! Hank and I celebrated our 50th anniversary year starting on June 21, 2012, and ending on June 21, 2013. We had several trips abroad – Geneva and Switzerland in September 2012, Ireland in April 2013, and we ended with a family weekend in Newport, RI. In Newport, we enjoyed sailing, shopping, eating and tennis. We also spent a month on Cape Cod, MA with our entire family. I feel very fortunate that my health has allowed me these adventures and that I continue to feel like my old self…not quite elderly yet! I love being in touch with classmates Cathy Tryon Mick, Sara Wetherill Wilds, Sandy Trimble Enck and others through Alix Rockwell Jacobs’ emails to the class. I wish you all a wonderful year and have hopes of seeing many of you at our 55th Reunion!”
Julie Fowle Parsons ’68 writes, “I want to share this picture of my darling grandson who is sixteen months old! Unfortunately, he lives in Los Angeles, CA with his mother and father so I don’t get to see him nearly enough. His name is Izzy and he is already singing into a microphone and matching pitch. I am still practicing psychotherapy at the University of Maryland, College Park where I have worked for the past 15 years. I recently opened my own practice, which is growing faster than I can keep up with. And as always, I am still playing music. Love to all of you. You remain precious in my heart.”
1960-1969 Margaretta Markle Lovell ’62 writes, “It has been a tumultuous and fun year at home since my daughter, her three babies and nanny moved in with me. My academic life has also been full of adventures—taking a graduate seminar to England in March. We braved snow-storms and bitter cold to investigate Tudor and Neo-Tudor architecture and ruins. I have, unexpectedly, published my first essay in Serbian; and, also unexpected, on the home improvement front, I have learned how to reupholster chairs. In June, I was in Bryn Mawr, PA to help my Dad celebrate his 95th birthday, and was lucky to have an opportunity to visit with Elaine Biddle Whitman.” Laura Wheeler Golding ’64 says, “I can’t believe that, after seeing so many classes ahead of us express utter disbelief that they are celebrating their 50th Reunion, we are now one of them! May 2-3, 2014 will mark five-oh years since we tiptoed down the aisle of Goodhart Hall! I have sent questionnaire requests to all of you asking that you send me an update of your ‘last 50 years’ so that we can compile a book, ‘The Lamp – 50 Years Later’ that we will distribute (to our class only) at our reunion, and don’t forget to include a picture or several! Please, please, PLEASE come to Reunion – even if you have never been to one before, please come to this one – they are so much fun! Plus, you will absolutely fall in love with the new building! However, even if you cannot make the trip, please send me your update, and I’ll ensure that you get a copy of the book. If you didn’t get a packet in
:: Izzy, 16-month-old grandson of Julie Fowle Parsons ’68.
Pamela Brown Russell ’69 is a neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in charge of front line care givers education in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her daughter Kim Russell ’97 married Gregory Jordan on August 24, 2013 at the Radnor Hunt Club. Kim is the owner of Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Havertown, PA. Caitlin Russell ’03 is a sophomore at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and her son Royce is a fashion designer in New York City, NY. Pam is hoping to have a great turnout for the 45th Reunion this year!
1970-1999 Carol Montgomery Adams ’71 moved from California to Tampa, FL and continues to work in the software industry as vice president of channel sales for a security software company. She has
CLASS NOTES a cute bungalow in walking distance to the water and lives there with her two furkids, Westies, Teddy and Frankie. Her sister, Abby has just joined her so now they have a Montgomery quorum with her, Abby and their 92 year-old :: Carol Montgomery mother, who still Adams ’71 drives and is in perfect health! Carol writes, “I have given up the singing career with many wonderful experiences and memories captured, including my time at Agnes Irwin in the Bel Cantos. I am a grandmother now of two wee ones and am enjoying the wonderfully peaceful pace of southern life! I’m working on my sister, Elizabeth to come here too! Hello to all my former classmates!” Phyllis Kent Barber ’72 writes that she enjoyed her annual get together in July with classmates Chrissy Hemingway Jones and Alex Wood Del Viscio in Charleston, SC. Gail Hastings Macdonald ’74 says, “We have mailed our last college tuition check! Tim, our youngest, will finish Wheaton College in Illinois in December. I continue to enjoy private tutoring and spending my mornings with five-year-olds in Sewickley, PA, near Pittsburgh.” Gay West-Klein ’75 and her classmates got together in August for a picnic to remember Cynthia Hoffman Carosso and Libet Martin Watt. “Thanks to Anne Williams Dlugos for making all the arrangements! Next summer we are thinking of making a trip to the Poconos for a rafting trip that Susan Groseclose Price is going to coordinate. Any and all are invited, just let us know!
:: Eve Bullitt Pierce ’72 played in a golf tournament
in July against fellow alumna Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 at Bald Peak Colony Golf Club on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
:: Abbie Bookbinder Meyer ’79 and her family, from left to right: Jack, her husband, Mark; Clayton and Madison.
We have also been taking advantage of using social media to connect as much as possible. Many years ago, Lylee Van Pelt created a group on Yahoo (http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/75aiswomen/) that many of us have joined. (If you are interested in joining, go to 75aiswomen-subscribe@yahoogroups. com.) And a year or so ago, Leslie Somers Rahling, Lucy Cooper Karlson and Lylee Van Pelt started a book club for a few of us local ’75ers. We get together every 4-6 weeks to discuss our latest book plus anything and everything that strikes our fancy. Some local additions are: Donna Albani, Gay West-Klien, Anne Williams Dlugos, Line Farr. Several more members (Barb Roach Wille, Cynthia Boylan Johnson, Leslie Bacon, Kimberly Veitch) connect via email - sending the occasional book report prior to our meeting. Our latest title is Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill. Elizabeth Umstattd Bonitatibus ’76 lives in Center City, Philadelphia and is a volunteer coordinator for the Centennial Garden Tenders of the Philadelphia Horticultural Center. Her great joy is paddling on the Dragon Boat team
for the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. She writes, “Who knew I would become an athlete?!” Julie Pfeiffer Marshall ’79 celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary in June with her husband, Jon. They recently purchased a new home in Malvern, PA. Julie is the director of events and marketing at the James Beard Foundation. Abbie Bookbinder Meyer ’79 writes, “My youngest son Clayton graduated from The Lawrenceville School and will be attending Cornell University in the fall. My daughter Madison is living in New York City and my son Jack is attending County College of Morris. I’m still in Summit, NJ after 22 years. The time has flown by and it’s been filled with lots of happy times!”
1980-1989 Caroline May Harris ’81 and her husband, Jon, recently celebrated 22 years of marriage! Her daughter Kinsey, 19, will be entering her sophomore year at Curry College in Milton,
:: In August, several members of the Class of 1975 got together at Chanticleer for a picnic to remember
classmates Cynthia Hoffman Carosso and Libet Martin Watt. From left to right: Donna Albani, Lylee Van Pelt, Anne Williams Dlugos, Susan Groseclose Price, Chrissy Hawke Flavion, Gay West-Klien, Leslie Bacon and Leslie Somers Rahling
CLASS NOTES MA studying nursing. Her younger daughter Charlotte, 17, will be a senior in high school. Caroline has been an elementary school teacher in Maine for over 20 years, teaching grades 3-6. Her family loves exploring all Maine has to offer!
:: Class of 1987 alumnae reunited at the home of Margaret Macdonald this summer. Pictured are (back row,
l-r) Margaret Macdonald, Lesley Mentzer Findlay, Megan Henry, Ann Elise Smoot, (front row, l-r) Josie Colomb (daughter of Margaret), Grayson Findlay, Nathaniel Findlay, (babies on laps, l-r) Rose Colomb (daughter of Margaret), Elisabeth Henry and Amelia Vivian (daughter of Ann Elise).
:: Caroline May Harris ’81 celebrates the graduation
of her daughter Kinsey (left) in 2012. Also pictured: husband, Jon, and daughter Charlotte.
Lee Carroll Roebuck ’83 celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary in May as well as 20 years of living in Baltimore, MD. “It was our classmate Karen Yoh who introduced me to Charles at the old Alligators on Lancaster Avenue. I think of Karen a lot. I continue to run the day-to-day operations of our family which is busy but fun! C.J., 16, is a junior at Gilman School and Emily, 14, is a freshman at Roland Park Country School. They are both busy with school and extra-curricular activities and recently we added college visits for C.J. into the mix. I have coached a recreational field hockey league for years and this year began coaching at a more competitive level, traveling to national tournaments in Florida and Virginia. I love it and look forward to continuing this for a long time. I ran into Tara Luke Ryan last fall at a water polo tournament where our boys ended up playing against each other. I am not able to make it to our 30th Reunion but wish everyone well!”
Lesley Mentzer Findlay ’87 and her husband, Josh, live in Mamoroneck, NY, where Lesley raises their two children, Nathaniel, 7, and Grayson, 5. Lesley is active in her church and currently serves on the vestry. She is also very active in raising money for breast cancer research through Avon Walk for the Cure. Margaret Henry ’87 lives in Houston with her daughter, Elisabeth, 8 months. She is the Assistant Head of Middle School at St. John’s School and an assistant Varsity lacrosse coach. Last spring, the team won the City, SPC (private school conference) and State Championships. She sings with the Houston Symphony Choir and has served on the steering committee planning the symphony’s centennial season this year. She is also very involved in her church, Palmer Episcopal Church, where she is the head verger.
Cecily Tyler ’92 says, “Recently, I have been producing a documentary for television and an e-learning series for the YouthBuild USA community. I recently joined the board of the Handel & Haydn Society where I am learning quite a bit about classical and baroque music. I also have spent time mentoring the youth who participate in the film program at the Institute of Contemporary Art. I hope to see my AIS classmates again soon.”
Margaret Macdonald ’87 is a partner in a law firm in DC. She and her husband, Brian, have two daughters, Josie, 4 and Rose, 18 months. Ann Elise Smoot ’87 continues to perform and teach organ in England. She and her family have just moved into a 15th-century home in Windsor Castle, as her husband has taken the job of Director of Music at the Chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle. She has a daughter, Amelia Vivian, 18 months.
:: Lisa Anderson Wolff ’91 with husband, Scott, and their sons, Graham, 3, and Henry, 9 months, in Marin County, CA.
:: Karen Hepp ’89 and her husband, Brian Sullivan,
welcomed Kellen Alexander Sullivan on July 5. His proud brothers, Quinn and Macklin, show him off at his baptism in Avalon, NJ.
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Lindsay Anderson Wolff ’91 says, “on Halloween morning in 2012, we welcomed Henry Sands Wolff, ’pumpkin baby,’ into the family. Because a three-year-old and a newborn weren’t enough work, we moved into a temporary apartment so we could do a full gut-rehab of our 100-year-old house in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. As I look at the mud pit that is our basement and the crazy Jenga-like structure that is decades of questionable framework, it’s hard to imagine that, by the time this is published I’ll finally be putting my shiny new interior design degree to the test to make our dream house.”
:: Melanie Gaspari Albahary ’92 and her husband, Ron, enjoying their first summer with their daughter, Sasha Lou (7 months).
:: Elise O’Connell ’95 celebrates her marriage to Josh Jennings with Amanda Cannon ’94 and Courtney Booth ’95.
:: Sophie and Emily Ellis, daughters of Liz Foster ’94.
Angine Harriott Tyghter ’93 is thrilled to announce the birth of her daughter, Bria Lily Tyghter, born on January 17, 2013. Her husband, Andrew, and children Kelis, 9 and Dimitri, 10 are very excited to welcome this new addition to the family. Elizabeth Foster ’94, her husband, Dai, and daughter, Sophie welcomed their newest family member, Emily Foster Ellis, born on July 21, 2013. Elise O’Connell ’95 married Josh Jennings, Chestnut Hill Academy class of 1990, on April 6, 2013. Courtney Booth was a bridesmaid and other Owls in attendance were Amanda Cannon ’94 and Lindsey Wilkins Press ’01. Anna Schuenemann ’96 and Philip J. Matheson were married on August 25, 2012 in South Woodstock, VT. Anna and Phil reside in South Philadelphia.
:: Megan E. Dorsey ’98 and fiancé, Kristofer J. Clawson.
Pamela Charrington Goggin ’97 and husband, Keenan, have a new baby boy, Kieran Robert, who joins big sister Ella, who turned five in August. Born on June 11, 2013, he weighed in at 6 lbs., 12 oz. Megan Dorsey ’98 is engaged to Kristofer J. Clawson. The couple has a wedding planned for July 12, 2014 in Worcester, MA. Classmates Courtnay Palm Rogers will serve as the matron of honor and Brandynn Dempsey Reaves will be a bridesmaid. Elizabeth Coulson Libre ’98 writes, “We are now a family of four! We had our second child, Louise Linda Maria Libré on January 14, 2013. She’s named after her great grandmother and her two grandmothers. We’re still living in Brooklyn and loving it. We spent a lot of time at the beach this summer, where Griffin “surfed” in the ocean with his cousins, including fellow Owls Emma Macaione ’18, Colby Macaione ’22 and Hope Macaione ’26.
:: Kelly Caldwell Yontef ’98 with her husband, Andre Yontef, and daughters, Avery, 4, and Cassidy, 2, enjoying Easter at the beach at their home in CT.
Laurel Lundstrom ’98 recently moved from Washington, DC, to Oxford, PA, where she lives on a farm with her partner Heather and three horses. After freelance writing for two years, she recently returned to her position with Pathfinder International, leading communications efforts for their global reproductive health
project, based in DC. She commutes to Washington twice a month, but is lucky enough to work remotely most of the time, allowing her plenty of time with the horses! Janice Shore Berg ’99 started her own law practice in family with one of her horses on her farm in Oxford, PA. law, based out of Houston, TX, in October 2012 and, in February 2013, she argued a case in front of the Supreme Court of Texas. She is still waiting on the decision.
:: Laurel Lundstrom ’98
Andrea Longacre White ’99 founded an aesthetic consulting business named “White-Starr” in NYC in 2006 with her business partner Karen Starr. They expanded to Los Angeles in 2008 when Andrea moved there, and she remains very much involved in that venture. Andrea now lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Brendan Fowler, where they both create art. Andrea’s photographs are currently showing at the Institute of Contemporary Photography in New York City and at the Frieze International Art Fair in London, England. Other recent shows include Los Angeles, CA, Milan, Italy and Portland, OR. 2013 also found Andrea helping to produce a short film called “Sequin Raze”, which was accepted into the Museum of Modern Art’s “New Directors/New Films” program, as well as into the South x Southwest Film Festival this year.
:: Andrea Longacre White ’99 and her husband, Brendan Fowler.
:: Evelyn “Eva” Montgomery McEvoy, daughter of Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00.
2000-2010 Libby Berlacher Bush ’00 married Alexander Bush on August 24, 2013 at Snow Moon Ranch in Maple City, MI. Alumnae in attendance included Stephanie Haldy, Elizabeth Sall, Jodi Housman, Jennifer Platow, Jennifer Latiff Stroud, Susan Hirtle McEvoy and Allison Dodd. Libby is working for Marvel Studios and Alex works at the Royal Bank of Canada. Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00 and her husband, Jon, welcomed their first baby into their family this winter – a little girl. Evelyn Montgomery McEvoy, “Eva,” was born at 8:51 a.m. on February 16, 2013 and weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces. “We are having so much fun being her parents!” Sarah Szczygiel Dreyer ’01 was recently named one of the top “35 Under 35” in Washington, DC commercial real estate by the
:: Libby Berlacher ’00 weds Alexander Bush on August
:: Dory Hamilton ’01 married Daniel Murray Benson on November 10, 2012 at Curtain Bluff in Antigua.
Pictured (from left to right) are Charlotte Hamilton ’05, Allison Hough ’01, Kirah Miles George ’01, Gretchen Gilman Skwer ’01, Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74, Margaret McDowell ’01, Peyton Weber ’19, Laura Kline Tayloe ’01, Lindsey Wilkins Press ’01, Logan Short ’21, Shannon Casey Zimolong ’00. Missing because she was running an errand for the bride is Alexis Short ’18.
commercial real estate publication Bisnow. She lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband, Jason, who works at the Corporate Executive Board in Arlington, VA. Lauren Karl ’01 is currently living in London, England. She finished her master’s degree in theatre from the University of Essex - East 15. There she played the lead in her final school performance, playing Mrs. Wire in Tennessee William’s Vieux Carre on the West End. She is currently taking the stage, doing the stand-up comedy circuit in London. She still is pursuing her acting career and, since she graduated, she has been in a few short films and two documentaries. In between acting jobs she is using her athletic background and working as a part-time personal trainer. She enjoys many English traditions such as eating chips with baked beans, watching football and driving on the other side of the road, and she is hoping to one day have high tea with the Queen. Life is good. Cheers! Meghan Klien ’04 has been living in Los Angeles, CA for the past two years. She recently started working as a showrunner’s assistant on an upcoming drama series for cable, entitled “Legends.” She is also programming documentary films for the Slamdance Film Festival. Please send sunscreen.
24, 2013 at Snow Moon Ranch in Maple City, MI.
:: Tyler Kane ’01, Jen Galante ’01, Sarah Szczygiel Dreyer ‘01, Marcie Park Groller ’01 reunite over breakfast.
:: Mothers of the 2001 graduates joined their
daughters for breakfast. From left: Melodee Park (mother of Marcie), Marian Galante (mother of Jen), Biz Sands (mother of Tyler) and Donna Szczygiel (mother of Sarah).
Laura Mackay ’04 spent the summer working in New York City at Healthagen, a division of Aetna, building innovative healthcare service/ technology start-ups that address many of the major challenges in healthcare today. This fall, Laura will return to Harvard Business School to complete the last year of her MBA. Lisa Shank ’04 received a master’s degree in psychology from Drexel University in June 2013. She moved to Washington, D.C. over the summer and is starting a PhD program in medical and clinical psychology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Her research focuses on binge eating and obesity.
:: AIS alumnae celebrate the wedding of Shannon Casey ’00 and Walter Zimonlong III on December 8, 2012
at the Union League in Philadelphia. Back row (l-r): Megan McNeil, Courtney Malloy ’00, Amy Williams Guidi ’96, Marla Mullen Sanford ’96, Catherine Haldy Jarman ’98, Paige Laverell Goll ’00, Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00, Lizzy Sall ’00, Laurie Hugill ’03, Jodi Housman ’00, Katie Komlo Seward ’01, Shannon Casey Zimonlong ’00, Jennifer Lattif Stroud ’00, Jennifer Platow ’00, Stephanie Haldy ’00, Cally Komlo ’07, Kirah Miles George ’01, Natalie Binder, Katie Alburger Christopher ’99; Front row (l-r): Anne Frichtman Hamilton ’74, Brooke Norrett ’95, Annie Casey Milligan ’95, Dory Hamilton Benson ’01, Libby Berlacher ’00, Allison Dodd ’00, Emma Throneburg, Gretchen Gilman Skwer ’01.
The Agnes Irwin School Magazine :: Fall 2013
Mary McCarty ’05 hired an AIS senior to work with her at Generation Citizen. Justine Breuch ’14 traveled to New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area to intern at Generation Citizen (GC), a nonprofit whose mission is to empower young people to become engaged and effective citizens. GC partners college volunteers with secondary school teachers to teach an “action civics” course in which students identify a pressing local issue (e.g., gang violence, teen jobs) and learn to use
:: Christy MacGregor ’04 and Molly MacGregor ’00 at Christy’s wedding in April.
the political process to take action on it. Mary currently serves as GC’s Development Manager and connected with Justine after participating in Agnes Irwin’s Alumnae Speaker Series during the spring semester. Mary was thrilled to offer this real-world experience to an extremely qualified and dedicated young woman. In her role as a Development Intern, Justine supported all aspects of non-profit fundraising, including two of her specific interests: corporate sponsorships and individual donor research. Justine shares her thoughts on the importance of young people taking action in their communities on the Generation Citizen Blog at www.GenerationCitizen.org/our-blog/. Caleigh Jooste ’05 married Brian Bressler on May 25 in Driftwood, Texas. The couple met in their senior year of high school at an accepted students reception at Wake Forest University. They stayed on for a fifth year to pursue a Master of Arts in management together at Wake Forest University Schools of Business. They currently live in Austin, Texas and are looking forward to where their adventures will take them next! Bridesmaids included Genevieve Jooste ’02 and Charlotte Hamilton ’05.
:: 2005 classmates Giuliana Vetrano, Mimi Wang, Kate Archer, Merriam Mikhail, Katie Zagrabbe and Anita Sellers. Kate Wiber ’06 is starting her first year as an MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management. Lindy Li ’08 went to Dublin, Ireland in April to meet with the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former US Vice President Al Gore, the CEO of Unilever Paul Polman, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, and several others. The goal of this fifteen-person gathering was to discuss how the private sector could participate in the climate justice dialogue. Lindy’s role is to target universities, in order to generate greater interest at the grassroots level in fossil fuel divestment and more sustainable and healthier sources of fuel. As a follow-up, she will attend One Young World in Johannesburg, South Africa in October, when many young leaders around the world will come together in an effort to solve the world’s challenges, one dream at a time.
:: Mary Catherine O’Reilly-Gindhart ’08 with her
family on her graduation day from Villanova University. From left: Robert O’Reilly-Gindhart (brother), Dr. Ann Marie O’Reilly-Gindhart (mother) and Mary Elizabeth O’Reilly-Gindhart.
:: Caleigh Jooste ’05 married Brian Bressler on May 25 in Driftwood, Texas.
Katherine Hauler ’09 graduated from Georgetown University in May 2013 with a BS in Biology of Global Health and a minor in Spanish. She is living in New York City and working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a research study assistant in phase I clinical trials. Nadya Mason ’10 is a senior at University of Pennsylvania this year. In April she celebrated ‘Hey Day,’ a tradition similar to Agnes Irwin’s Changeover Assembly. Right before final exams, juniors wear red shirts, hats and canes to parade down Locust Walk until they reach College Hall. When they arrive at College Hall, President Amy Gutmann recognizes the juniors as the new seniors on campus for the first time. It’s a great Penn tradition and, through all the chaos, Nadya managed to snap a picture with fellow 2010 alumnae. Although she says they lost Elee O’Neill in all the excitement!
:: Class of 2010 alumnae and current University
of Pennsylvania students celebrate “Hey Day,” a tradition that recognizes new seniors. From left: Serena Shi, Hanna Bottger, Nadya Mason, Tanisha Hospedale and Lydia Berlacher (Missing: Elee O’Neill).
:: Alumnae reunite at the Carolina Cup held in Camden, SC, in March 2013. Pictured from left are:
Caroline Gunderson ’09, Emilie Melvin ’12, Courtney Clower ’10, Maria Karalis ’10, Moira McGowan ’10 and Caroline Keating ’09.
MILESTONES In Memoriam 1934 Jacqueline Walker Ernst May 24, 2013 1934 Mary Watters Reichner March 3, 2013 1935 Elizabeth Godshalk Burger February 8, 2012 1938 Harriet Foulkrod Martyn November 7, 2012 1939 Elizabeth Gordon Knight December 28, 2013 1940 Viola Black Bement April 27, 2013 1947 Anita Packard Montgomery March 13, 2013 1951 Virginia Cooper March 12, 2013 1951 Barbara Brown Johnson November 22, 2012 1952 Eleanor Jarrett June 29, 2013 1952 Helen Arndt McAvoy August 4, 2013 1960 Alice Leas Wermuth July 20, 2013 1971 Linda Nutt Northrop October 13, 2013 1976 Frances Cauffman March 28, 2013 2001 Falon Grimes May 2, 2013
Submit updates online at www.agnesirwin.org, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610.525.6125.
Marriages 1992 Courtney Miles to John Mulholland April 7, 2013 1995 Elise O’Connell to Josh Jennings April 6, 2013 1996 Anna W. Schuenemann to Philip J. Matheson August 24, 2013 1997 Kimberly Russell to Gregory Jordan August 24, 2013 2000 Elizabeth “Libby” Berlacher to Alexander Bush August 24, 2013 2001 Kathryn Komlo to Thomas Gordon Seward, Jr. March 23, 2013 2002 Andrea Dondero to Michael Prete July 21, 2012 2005 Caleigh Jooste to Brian Alexander Bressler May 25, 2013
Birth Announcements 1989 To Brian Sullivan and Karen Hepp, a baby boy, Kellen Alexander Sullivan, July 5, 2013 1992 To Ron and Melanie Gaspari Albahary, a baby girl, Sasha Lou, February 21, 2013 1993 To Chris and Allison Henderson Rhoads, a baby girl, Brooke Hamilton, February 6, 2013 1993 To Brian and Angine Harriott Tyghter, a baby girl, Bria Lily, January 17, 2013 1993 To Jeff and Ryan Perkins Woodbury, a baby boy, Samuel Tenney, August 13, 2013 1994 To David Ellis and Elizabeth Foster, a baby girl, Emily Foster, July 21, 2013 1997 To Kennan and Pamela Charrington Goggin, a baby boy, Kieran Roberts, June 11, 2013 1997 To Peter and Katherine McCabe Juhas, a baby boy, Oliver Poor, August 10, 2013 1998 To Franklin and Catherine Haldy Jarman, a baby girl, Grayson Lafayette, April 25, 2013 1998 To Chris and Heidi Berlacher Pierce, a baby boy, Henry Thompson, May 8, 2013 2000 to Jonathan and Susan Hirtle McEvoy, a baby girl, Evelyn Montgomery, February 16, 2013 2001 To Josh and Elizabeth Stewart Morton, a baby girl, Olive Viola, January 7, 2013
The Agnes Irwin School Magazine :: Fall 2013
Summary of Gifts SUPPORT FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS Agnes Irwin Fund Gifts............................. $ 1,171,453 E.I.T.C.
Restricted Gifts E.I.T.C................................................ $ 466,022
Agnes Irwin Fund Gifts
Other Restricted................................ $ 372,013
Total for Current Operations.....................$ 2,009,488
SUPPORT FOR CAPITAL PURPOSES Unrestricted............................................. $ 4,717,794 Facilities.................................................. $ 698,554 Endowment............................................. $ 135,170
Total for Capital Purposes........................$ 5,551,518
Grand Total......................................... $ 7,561,006 (Current Operations + Capital Purposes)
GIVING BY CONSTITUENCY Trustees................................................... $ 787,205 Alumnae.................................................. $ 1,404,367 Corporations/ Organizations
Parents/Parents’ Council......................... $ 1,567,655
Grandparents/Past Grandparents............ $ 1,103,169 Parents/ Parents’ Council
Parents of Alumnae.................................. $ 139,233
Grandparents/ Past Grandparents
Students.................................................. $ 446 Faculty/Staff............................................ $ 13,899
Parents of Alumnae Students
Friends.................................................... $ 295,765 Foundations/Estates................................ $ 1,426,029
Corporations/Organizations..................... $ 823,238 Total........................................................$ 7,561,006
Every Gift, Every Year A ‘Mix’ of Art, Science & Math In the picture above, members of the Class of 2021 explore the connection between art, science and math with Lower School teachers Trish Siembora and Cassie Woestman (retired June 2013). To expand on their study of the color chart, fourth graders devoted several class periods to a special cross-curricular project on how molecular bonding relates to working with permanent dyes. Students learned how to calculate a specific formula for mixing primary dye colors to arrive at a desired secondary color. The calculation relied on determining the percentage of water, salt, vinegar and dye necessary for the dyebath to bond with the molecules of wool fabric. The outcome of this rich, multifaceted interdisciplinary experiment was a hand-dyed scarf for each girl, something practical and usable.
Every day, The Agnes Irwin School inspires girls in ways that last a lifetime, guiding them through doors as they become women of confidence, character and heart. Every gift to the Agnes Irwin Fund makes this possible. Each year, The Agnes Irwin School relies on income beyond tuition to provide the enriching educational and extracurricular experiences that are unique to Agnes Irwin. An essential resource, the Agnes Irwin Fund allows our girls the opportunity to become their best selves in a community that challenges them intellectually while cultivating their individuality. Every gift, every year to the Agnes Irwin Fund is consequential and indispensable, because the impact of the Agnes Irwin Fund is felt everywhere by everyone.
2012-2013 Agnes Irwin Fund Results Raised: $1,171,452 100% Trustee Participation 27% Alumnae Participation 76% Parent Participation 100% Faculty & Staff Participation
“A ‘Mix’ of Art, Science & Math” (at right) illustrates the importance of the Agnes Irwin Fund and how your support touches our community in a meaningful way. Agnes Irwin takes great pride in successfully stewarding your contribution to the Agnes Irwin Fund.
Dare to Do More
Parents’ Council The Agnes Irwin Parents’ Council is synonymous with community. Parent volunteers from all divisions organize and orchestrate numerous events that not only raise significant funds for specific school initiatives, but also help to promote school pride and build a sense of camaraderie that is second to none. Events such as Welcome Wellness, May Fair, Winterfest, the Agnes Irwin Cup Golf Tournament and Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheons are just a few examples of the many ways in which the busy hands and huge hearts of Parents’ Council members impact the school. See pages 66-67 for more about Parents’ Council.
On September 20, over 1,100 members of the Agnes Irwin community came together to celebrate a historic milestone at Agnes Irwin: the “Open the Door” celebration of our Campus Improvements Project! Our capital campaign, Dare to Do More, reflects the ambition and vision of the Board of Trustees and the school’s leadership. We have constructed a state-of-the-art Athletics Center, Student Life Center and many innovative, environmentally sensitive gathering spaces that transform the campus and will enhance the Agnes Irwin experience for years to come. This magnificent campus renovation is a critical step in our unfailing commitment to providing the best possible education for girls. The extraordinary generosity of our community in this campaign has opened the doors of our new campus spaces. This year, we ask all members of the AIS community to participate in the campaign to reach our goal of $40 million! See the inside back cover for more information. See pages 62-63 for more details and the list of donors.
Blue & Gold Society The Blue & Gold Society recognizes leadership support of The Agnes Irwin School. This society is comprised of donors whose annual contribution, whether unrestricted or given for a specific purpose, totals $1,000 or more. It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge these members.
1869 FOUNDERS ($50,000 +) The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Joanna McNeil Lewis Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran Ranney R. & Theresa M. Moran Jeffrey S. & Janine C. Yass
HEADMISTRESS CIRCLE ($25,000 +) Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 ‡ Caroline A. Moran ’85 Marc J. & Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Williams
ROSEMONT ADVOCATES ($10,000 +) Mrs. Elia D. Buck James M. & Elinor H. Buck William C. & Laura Thomas Buck ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Burch Tory Robinson Burch ’84 Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne Edith Robb Dixon ’50 Dr. Herbert A. Faust S. Matthews V. & Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74 David P. & Alexis C. Hollander Estate of Katherine Johnson Holman ’53 ‡ Matthew & Liz Kamens Robert L. & Jane A. McNeil Richard & Elizabeth E. Mentzinger Michael O. & Elisa M. Pansini Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 Derek N. & Wendy L. Pew Leo W. & Eve Bullitt Pierce ’72 H. Edward & Jody B. Seibert William R. & Diana Strawbridge Wister ’57 Gary D. & Karen P. Zimmer
DELANCEY PARTNERS ($5,000 +) Arjun & Paula Bedi Michael W. & Lisa A. Bell Dorrance Hamilton Benson ’01 David J. & Pamela T. Berkman Craig W. & Carolyn Colket Cullen ’87 Ellanor Stengel Fink ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Foster Friends of Agnes Irwin Rowing Wilford H. & Jennifer A. Fuller Mr. Colin C. Gardner, V Kristin L. Gardner ’83 Susannah A. Gardner ’80 Jennifer Gardner Glose ’79 † Deceased ‡ Class Gift Designation
Tom Goodwin & Margaret Landi James A. & Geraldine M. Heldring The Huston Foundation Jeannie Joughin & Shane Duncan Steven B. & Laurie M. Katznelson Michael & Jennifer Larsen Gerald Lawrence, Jr. D. Christopher & Victoria Le Vine Andrew L. & Wendy E. Lewis Samuel R. & Laura Buck Marshall ’74 Mrs. Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Michael W. & Barbara B. Miles Bonnie & Paul Offit Stephen & Lizabeth Raynes Marc & Polly Richman Cary B. & Suzanne M. Robinson Scott Schley & Michelle Portnoff Brian G. & Lucia Smith N. Gee & Jeannette W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Terker Christopher J. Thompson & Stefanie W. Lucas Charlotte Colket Weber ’61 John C. & Merritt Weber Harold L. & Sharon C. Yoh William C. & Kelly G. Yoh
Jay Weber P ’19, Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 P ’13, Chair, Board of Trustees, and Kristin Schinella P ’22, Trustee, pictured at our Blue & Gold Society Leadership Party, Fall 2012. Mary Schimminger Hinds ’72 Jesse D. & Mary Tyler Johnson ’90 Katherine McCabe Juhas ’97 Steven M. & Elizabeth A. Kania Daniel J. & Sarah P. Keating Joseph & Sally Layden David E. & Constance Lees Robert C. & Elizabeth Moran Legnini ’76 Weimin Lu & Ting Mao Adrienne J. Lucier ’90 Christopher & Ellen D. Maguire Peter S. & Nancy Mungall McDowell ’70 Mary P. McPherson ’53 William S. & Sandra M. Mezzanotte Bruce E. Miller & Anne C. Huff Nancy M. Newman Mr. & Mrs. Marshall W. Pagon Robert D. & Rebecca M. Patterson Thomas J. & Audrey Silverman Perkins ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Seymour S. Preston, III Mr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Putnam, Jr. Kara Gaffney Ross ’84 Katie Samson Foundation Harold F. & Maryhelen L. Scattergood W. Percy Simpson Trust Mr. Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Robert L. & Sydney Davis Stevens ’55 A. Anne French Thorington ’50 Kenneth E. & Karen S. Volpert Jon & Vicki Warner William C. & Bonnie Welch Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Welsh Allan F. Klien & Gay West-Klien ’75 Dr. Robert C. White Rowing Trust
WYNNEWOOD TOWER ($2,500 +) Theresa Bailey Baker ’75 Robert P. & Lisa S. Barker Todd & Amy Briddell Charlene E. Brisbane Thomas E. & Kristen Luke Brooks ’88 Peter S. & Stacy W. Clark Gregory J. & Debora L. Clower Matthew N. & Lea Morrison Cohn ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Norman Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Tristram C. Colket, Jr. Peter H. & Kelly R. Cordray Nancy R. Crockett ’79 Sandra S. Crockett ’77 Peter S. & Deirdre M. Dooner Dean E. & JoAbby Frankel Courtney S. Fretz ’98 Ms. Deborah M. Fretz Gardner Denver Inc. Jeffery R. & Meredith Mattson Gibbons ’88 David L. & Ruchira Glaser Matthew D. & Sara Glaser Charlotte D. Hamilton ’05 Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Michael J. Hanrahan Mr. John G. Harkins Tamas Hevizi & Csilla Mate
David M. & Renee W. Whitehead Carter D. & Ginny Sharp Williams ’88 Dr. & Mrs. Horatio Yeung Ann Murphy Zabel ’51
OWL CIRCLE ($1,000 +) Anonymous (4) Frances Moran Abbott ’74 Ronald G. & Melanie Gaspari Albahary ’92 Sarajane Smith Alexander ’49 Jennifer Leach Anderson ’88 Michael & Lori A. Aronsky Elise W. Artelt ’60 Ann Lahens Ashton ’59 Rev. Dr. Victor L. & Mary Koch Baer ’42 Mr. Clymer Bardsley & Dr. Martha P.D. Bardsley ’88 Bart & Jane Bastian Steven J. & Cynthia Hooper Bell ’79 Thomas Berardino & Catherine Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Berman Albert C. & Leslie B. Boris Leon Borodyansky & Inga Vetkina Hugh & Carolyn Braithwaite Devereaux Rose Bruch ’55 Charles & Patricia Burkhart Virginia Rulon-Miller Caldwell ’64 Kenneth J. Carey Leslie A. Carroll ’78 Pauline Carrigan Charles ’54 Mr. & Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier, V The Connelly Foundation Craig E. & Kristin L. Conway Rebecca R. Cook
Frank Correll & Deborah Fitzgerald Correll Patricia Richards Cosgrave ’59 William G. & Susan T. Costin John C. & Courtney Preston Crosby ’76 Ames Crawford Cushing ’61 Carl & Carol Cutler Stephen & Sheila Czepiel The Darling Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Charles H. & Suzanne Mitchell Davis ’58 Anthony J. DeCarlo, Jr. & Joyce C. Smith David & Kim Della Porta Janet C. DeLong ’74 Christine A. DiJulio John R. & Linda J. Donahue Mr. & Mrs. George M. Dorrance, III James P. & Kathleen M. Duffy Pamela V. Egan ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Emmi Mr. William J. Esher, III & Mr. Matthew Cloran Ronald W. & Charlotte Peterson Fenstermacher ’86 William L. & Mary Catherine Ferguson Rufus C. & Louisa Coxe Finch ’48 Kenneth J. Fitzpatrick & Jeannine A. Weimar-Fitzpatrick Mason S. & Megan Boyle Flinn ’87 John W. & Grace Barnett Frazier ’63 Aaron J. & Hope S. Freiwald Bruce S. & Amy J. Fryer Andrew R. & Kathy H. Gaddes David H. & Jessica Bernhardt Gillespie ’90 Joan Woolman Glenn ’53 Jay & Angela Gopez George F. & Karen Jordan Gowen ’82 James J. & Jane Gannon Greenfield ’81 Tucker Catherwood Gresh ’56 Michael G. & Jamie W. Haines Eloise Sheaffer Hall ’57 Thomas E. & Lisa L. Hall Linda Hallinan Paul Halpern & Susan Howatt Thomas M. & Mary J. Harper Robert & Alison Hastings Mrs. Barbara D. Hauptfuhrer & Mr. Robert P. Hauptfuhrer † Christopher M. & Allison Rhoads Henderson ’93 William A. & Barbara B. Henderson Daniel W. & Erin Schusler Hinckle ’94 Suzanne Hooper ’76 Barton W. & Christina Houlahan Lisa A. Howell ’83 Joseph & Alice L. Hurler Jason W. & Sarah G. Ingle Dinesh Jagasia & Anuja Dokras Catherine Haldy Jarman ’98 Paul & Annamaria Jaskot Mrs. Barbara Y. Juda Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Justi Stephen H. & Julia B. Kalis
Kenneth R. & Virginia A. Pina Robert Pinsk & Marian A. Ormont Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Pizzutillo Celeste Powers ’83 ‡ Elizabeth Ward Preble ’61 William L. & Leslie Rea Pye ’76 Christopher C. & Kristen A. Rall Leonard B. & Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58 Mr. & Mrs. John F. Rehorst, Jr. Barbara Johnson Riley ’84 Thomas S. & Carolyn W. Robbins Joan Church Roberts ’48 Roberto & Nadia Rodriguez T. Beauclerc & Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers ’57 Gary & Karen K. Roland Heather A. Rorer ’95 Nancy Davis Rosan ’62 Ernest L. & Jeannette K. Rosato Matthew J. & Maria C. Rosenberg Sarah G. Roth ’94 Kate Munson Rowe ’60 Barbara Gibbon Rowland ’42 Cynthia D. Rugart ’73 Dr. Karl Rugart & Mrs. Patsy Rugart † John A. & Nancy R. Ryan James D. & Kristin A. Schinella John S. & Sarah Buck Schmader ’82 John K. & Maria R. Schneider Mr. & Mrs. H. Axel Schupf Mr. & Mrs. David W. Schusler Todd R. & Kimberly J. Scott Mary F. Seppala James & Jennifer Shacklett M. Rust & Nancy Day Sharp ’61 Dr. & Mrs. Gregory P. Shea Mr. & Mrs. John A. Simkiss, Jr. John & Sally Simkiss Carlton W. & Cheryl D. Smith Christopher L. & Ashley B. Smith Theodore & Arnika Smith Valerie Brady Sorenson ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Spahr Thomas A. & Judith A. Sprague Bruce C. & Patricia Heppe Stouch ’78 Anne Ashton Strong ’49 Stuart & Kelly Fenlin Sullivan ’92 Ms. Kristine Dankenbrink Sullivan Christopher & Lauren Sullivan Lisa DiBattista Swartz ’88 Mrs. Ann C. Tanenbaum Mrs. Betty Tornetta Kevin M. & Karen E. Toth Donald & Ellen Tyson Andrew B. & Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Steven J. & Valerie Valentino Gail Colgan Van Buuren ’63 Jacques L. & Stephanie D. Vauclain Mr. Dino J. Veronese Suzanne Veronese Mrs. Lyndon M. Virkler Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian J. Vos Glenn & Hayley Wada
Raymond R. & Lynn G. Kaller Aris J. & Debbie Karalis Matthew P. & Victoria Karlson Thomas J. & Patricia Miller Kiely ’79 Elizabeth Buck King ’77 Woodward W. Corkran, III & Jennifer Kinkead ’84 Jack H. & Beverly G. Kirkpatrick Andrew E. Kress & LeeAnne Curtis Janet Leith Lamphier ’59 Allyson G. Legnini ’04 Jennifer M. Legnini ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Phillip R. Leicht Courtney Leimkuhler de Segundo ’97 Glenn E. & Christine B. Lesko Mr. & Mrs. Drew Lewis Nelly Keffer Lincoln ’44 Barbara Byers Littlefield ’48 Longchamp USA, Inc. Paul M. & Deanna Leicht Loughnane ’85 Mr. Michael H. & Mrs. RoseMarie Loughnane Alida Nicholas Lovell ’53 ‡ Joseph W. & Kimberly Coulson Macaione ’89 Joan Wheeler Mackie ’61 Kelly M. Malloy ’93 Richard Mankovich & Sharon Wible-Mankovich Robert F. & Lauren C. Manning Ruoqing Mao & Shuhua Zhao Sean P. & Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88 Kevin M. McCullough & Elizabeth K. Sands ’71 Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00 Charles & Karen McGrane Brooke Howard McIlvaine ’83 Leanne Merz McMenamin ’90 Anita L. McMullin ’81 William M. & Linda Johnson Means ’79 Anne Casey Milligan ’95 Allan P. & Kimberly L. Minker William J. & Meredith Putnam Mitchell ’81 E. Clayton & Kristin Heim Mowry ’88 F. Stanton & Ann Stovell Moyer ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Britton H. Murdoch Carlton B. & Nina M. Neel Elise S. O’Connell ’95 Mary Hulme O’Malley ’53 Mr. W. Gresham O’Malley, III Mr. & Mrs. William P. O’Neill, Jr. Mrs. Louis R. Ormont Dean & Joanie Pagano Jeffrey R. & Eunice Tornetta Pendergast ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Pendergast Anne Bullock Perper ’76 Christian & Christina T. Peters Mrs. Eleanor Reeve Peterson Michael A. & Elizabeth A. Petrizzo Barbara Martin Pettinos ’53 ‡ Connie Anne Phillips ’83 John P. & Lindsey Marshall Pierce ’89
Jeffrey & Linda Wahl Helen Justi Wallace ’47 Jean Wilson Ward ’26 Stephen W. & Joann M. Webster Alan J. & Noele A. Wein Isabel Royer Welland ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Welsh Sylvia Dickey Whitman ’72 Peter G. & Sara Wetherill Wilds ’59 John D. & Averel Roberts Wilson ’73 Mark A. & Lindsey Ertel Wolfington ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Michael H. & Gayle F. Yoh Shannon McBride Zeller ’91 Baoquan Zhang & Haixia Guo
THE IRWINIANS ($500 +) Exclusively for young alumnae within 15 years of graduation Dorrance Hamilton Benson ’01 Elizabeth C. Collins ’98 Alexandra Craparo ’04 Courtney Fretz ’98 Elizabeth Gretz ’07 Charlotte D. Hamilton ’05 Catherine H. Jarman ’98 E. Kelly LeVine ’05 Virginia G. Le Vine ’09 Allyson G. Legnini ’04 Jennifer M. Legnini ’02 Susan H. McEvoy ’00 Olivia A. Romeo ’05
Alumnae Giving CLASS OF 1951
Contributions from generous alumnae represent over 40% of the Agnes Irwin Fund. This year, 27% of alumnae participated.
CLASS OF 1926
Anita Packard Montgomery † Helen Justi Wallace
CLASS OF 1927
CLASS OF 1948 65TH REUNION ( $4,000 - 48% )
Jean Wilson Ward
Adeline Ferguson Gay
CLASS OF 1931
Daille Pancoast Bastian
CLASS OF 1935
Mary Augusta Biddle Scheetz
CLASS OF 1936
Elizabeth Dunn Hooff Jane Norris Meckling
CLASS OF 1937
Louise Roberts Stengel Neal Gilkyson Thorpe
CLASS OF 1939
Virginia Ligget Reinhardt Betty Shellenberger
CLASS OF 1940
Barbara Conrad Cauffman
CLASS OF 1941
Elizabeth Wharton Beeler Charlotte Brown Dallett Paulie MacLeod Loomis
CLASS OF 1942
Patty Gilkyson Agnew Mary Koch Baer Mary Riter Pancoast Barbara Gibbon Rowland Margaretta T. Thayer
Angela Giribaldi Hurtubise Patricia Peterson McCurdy Eileen Murphy Murray Mary Zisette Olmsted Joan Lallou Smith Joan Berguido Staples Caryl Lord Woosley Ann Murphy Zabel
CLASS OF 1952
Carter Middleton Bond Barbara Smith Boyd Anne S. Brosius Louisa Coxe Finch Phyllis Baruch Kent Barbara Byers Littlefield Nancy Hewson Massey Joan Gidley Rammel Joan Church Roberts Suzanne Foote Smith
Emilie Wierman Carpenter Jerry Parke Kinkead Roma Wickwire Knight Sally Winsor Miller Jean Horrocks Richards Nancy Lloyd Rieger Mary Lloyd Robb Nancy Hunter Wessells
CLASS OF 1953 60TH REUNION ( $10,192 - 71% Agnes Irwin Fund ) ( $36,768 - Reunion Milestone Gift )
CLASS OF 1949
Sarajane Smith Alexander Caroline Wolferth Amidon Laura Thomas Buck Sophie Bell Donaghy Ann Cornwell Hemphill Cathryn Wendler Mecaskey Ann Stovell Moyer Sally Binford Sachs Valerie Brady Sorenson Anne Ashton Strong Ann Gilpin Taylor
Rosemary Neathery Atwell Jeanne Colket Connell Katherine Kane Damon* Lalla Smith de Rham Kathleen Von Tress Djordjevich Frances Powell Eriksen Joan Woolman Glenn Elizabeth Barnes Halsted Katherine Johnson Holman †* Janet Lockhart Hughes Annabelle Pierson Irey* Alida Nicholas Lovell* Mary P. McPherson* Mary Hulme O’Malley Barbara Martin Pettinos* Elizabeth Payne Rowcliffe
CLASS OF 1950
Jayne Berguido Abbott Edith Robb Dixon Martha Rowland Goppelt Joan Kellett Harvey Barbara Shore Hastings Mary Jane Gidley Thomas A. Anne French Thorington
Barbara Crowell Ryan* Christine Robinson Stewart Katharine Hare Wear
CLASS OF 1954
Margaret Tryon Bennett Josephine Chapman Borthwick Jessamine Brandt Pauline Carrigan Charles Nancy B. Savage Lucy Bell Newlin Sellers Nancy Pennock Smith-Harrison Julie Dill Williams Anna Farnum Wood
CLASS OF 1955
Elizabeth Longmaid Barnard Devereaux Rose Bruch Elizabeth Marshall Games Constance Gay Herlihy Judith Barnes Luke Elizabeth Latimer Miller Elisabeth Waterworth Russell Sydney Davis Stevens Mary Knox Tatnall March Lockhart Walsh Gay Firestone Wray
CLASS OF 1956
Katherine Young Downes Tucker Catherwood Gresh Susan McInnes Howard Elinor Huston Lashley Sandra McIlvain Slaymaker Elise Tucker Twitmyer Emily Damon Williamson
CLASS OF 1957
Helen Clothier Ballard Joan Carrigan Forester Eloise Sheaffer Hall Frances Grauer Kirkpatrick
CLASS OF 1943 70TH REUNION ( $275 - 36% )
Patricia Hansen Bridge Emilie Middleton Durham Edith Bettle Gardner Ella Russell Torrey
CLASS OF 1944
Patricia Mosser Crolius Nelly Keffer Lincoln Mary Blabon Tilghman
CLASS OF 1945
Caroline Casey Brandt Margaret Clement Conrad Martha Snader Funk Nancy Williams Healey Barbara Stark McClelland Priscilla Longstreth Roche Ellen Van Pelt Wells
CLASS OF 1947
Rebecca Ashton Goss Elizabeth Wistar Drayton Hopkins Margaretta Cox Milgram
Reunion Representative † Deceased * Reunion Milestone Donor
Celebrating their 50th Reunion, the Class of 1963 gathered together at the Merion Cricket Club for the Golden Anniversary Luncheon. In honor of the Class of 1963’s commitment to scholarship, class members collectively designated their annual gift to provide financial assistance to qualifying Agnes Irwin students.
Langdon Manley Mannion Helene Slack McMullan Sandra Keefe McMullin Lynn Keebler Miner Chessie Fritz Moss Ann Bishop Riney Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers Margaret Justice Scholl Polly Rightmire Scoville Susan Thayer Wilmerding Diana Strawbridge Wister Renny Parke Wood
CLASS OF 1958 55TH REUNION ( $3,711 - 36% )
CLASS OF 1962
Ann Lahens Ashton Joy Berguido Patricia Richards Cosgrave Eleanor Rauch Crosby Anne McIver Dunn Sandra Trimble Enck Joan Colgan Haas Martha Ostheimer Iuster Janet Leith Lamphier Louise R. Twining O’Malley Judith Carrigan Sykes Sara Wetherill Wilds Anne N. Young
CLASS OF 1960
CLASS OF 1964
CLASS OF 1959
Elise W. Artelt Susan Sands Hannah Elizabeth Duer Howson Emily Zug Huebner Cecily Watson Kelln Susan Clattenburg Kemp Joan Burden Litle Honour Howe Moore Priscilla Tuttle Parsons Anne Snyder Pritchard Letitia Roberts Kate Munson Rowe Priscilla Jackson Ruegg Gail Keebler Ryan Ruth Hallowell Shepherd Kathryn Oram Why
CLASS OF 1961
Eleanor Lukens Blanchard Natalie Spahr Bush Hendrika Street Cornwell Ames Crawford Cushing Julianna Ernst Geer Alice Neel Hagan Joan Wheeler Mackie Helen Wentz Panitt Elizabeth Ward Preble Nancy Day Sharp J. Peyton Ziesing Stein Edwina F. Vauclain Charlotte Colket Weber
Elizabeth Hodgdon Cannon Sandra Mueller Dick Middy I. Dorrance Josephine Chandlee Fitts Deborah Aikens Laverell Carolyn Koelle Webber
CLASS OF 1968 45TH REUNION ( $3,050 - 30% )
CLASS OF 1963 50TH REUNION ( $10,770 - 77% )
Mary Megargee Anderson Lynn Taylor Biddle Christine Shumate Capers Mary Spahr Clement Emily Wilson Cunningham Matilde Zalinski Davidson Priscilla Fox Etherington Ellanor Stengel Fink Patricia Pitman Franks Grace Barnett Frazier Jill Berguido Gill Josephine D. Heyward Marguerite Griffin Kinstler Blair Bartol MacInnes Elizabeth Brown McGrath Cynthia P. Neel Jaye d’Andelot Pinch-Gilmar Louisa Stephenson Sandvig Emilie B. Sinkler Priscilla McIlvaine Smartt Charlotte Ziesing Smith Gail Colgan Van Buuren Elizabeth Smith Woodley Lucinda LeBoutillier Young
Elizabeth Green Barnhill Suzanne Mitchell Davis Priscilla Machold Loeb Bonnie MacInnes Meagher Judith McNeely Mitchell Sue Hillier Puffer Sally Schoettle Randolph Maris W. Thompson
CLASS OF 1967
Margaret Mulford Bartholomew Ana Borgersen Biddle Sara Clark Hughes Margaretta Markle Lovell Susan Clark Ogden Barbara J. Page Eve Williams Rheinstein Nancy Davis Rosan Alice Marshall Sharp Elaine Biddle Whitman
Anonymous Daphne P. Bicket Carol F. Boerner Deborah Luff Carboni Bundy Marshall Casella Maris D. Clement Lydia Appel Forbes Donna Schlingmann Heckscher Barbara J. Mungall Elenita Jackson Parker Deborah Hickenlooper Rohan Suzanne Fotterall Seeley Mary Ogden Trotta Susan Sheaffer Werner
CLASS OF 1969 Susan C. Day Marion K. McInnes Joan McIlhenny O’Donnell Saralinda Jones Orr Murray Richards Richey Pamela Brown Russell
CLASS OF 1970 Patricia Cauffman Brush Elizabeth V. Foote Susan Pennock Hansell Anita Ketcham Lewicki Nancy Mungall McDowell Lindsay Huffman Smith Lydia Biddle Thomas
Sandra R. Blynn Suzanne Shelly Bobb Virginia Rulon-Miller Caldwell Pamela Hall Derringer Laura Wheeler Golding
CLASS OF 1965
Elizabeth LeBoutillier Barnett Nancy Mulford Burrill Marina C. Gopadze Deborah Boas Pakradooni Esther W. Park Christine Wheeler Patton Sidney Bohlen Spahr Patricia Moyer Walls
CLASS OF 1971 Suzanne Allport Carroll Kathryn Cruice Francis Gail Evans Guthridge Patricia Gardiner Hill Ellen Manning Keeter Jessie Potter Kingston Elizabeth Cauffman Leighton Lucy Talbot Myers Linda Nutt Northrop Barbara Collins Park Elizabeth K. Sands Pamela Brewer Smyth Jeanne Bradway Spillane Leigh Stewart Millicent Pocock White Sherril Luff Wingo Jean Nalle Wolitarsky
CLASS OF 1966
Dorothy Hallowell Clapham Elizabeth M. Cooke Lindsay McCown DuBarry Wendy Hilles Gaunt Gretchen D. Hasse Virginia Spahr Heth Edith Lamb Hollister Pansy Ward Jones Lee McIlvaine Manonian Frances Green Volinsky Margaret Bright Walker Sara Crozer Weymouth
CLASS OF 1972
Mary Schimminger Hinds Nancy Lincoln McBride Eve Bullitt Pierce Ann Cauffman Snyder Sylvia Dickey Whitman
CLASS OF 1973 40TH REUNION ( $4,050 - 50% )
Holly Toland Alves Pamela Burtis Bartholomew Elizabeth Heppe Brownback Alexandra de Sherbinin Clemm Anne H. French Ellen H. Funk Marcia B. McCabe Marianne McClatchy Elizabeth Montgomery McCollum Linda C. McKoy Susan Leslie Raebeck Margaret C. Roth Cynthia D. Rugart Barbara Stearns Terry Lisbeth Bailey Veghte Averel Roberts Wilson
CLASS OF 1974
Frances Moran Abbott Sandra Bunting Arnold Janet C. DeLong Laura Peck DeWitt Anne Fritchman Hamilton Mary Cauffman Hastings Elizabeth Baker Helland Martha Farr Kent Victoria Edson Klipstein Leslie Brown Leathersich Laura Buck Marshall Elizabeth R. McLean Patricia H. Mueller Cynthia L. Wallace Garcia A. Wood
CLASS OF 1975
Theresa Bailey Baker Sally-Ann Sells Bensur Susanne Madeira Coffin Laura Hiestand Lucy Cooper Karlsson Ann Schimminger Marcus Heidi Hartshorn McPherson Gay West-Klien
CLASS OF 1976
Pamela B. Bartol Pamela Brewer Biedermann Elizabeth Umstattd Bonitatibus Susan Cauffman Butterworth Helen Cameron Clark Lisa W. Clark Katherine Borda Compton Grace Sharples Cooke Courtney Preston Crosby Alexandra Van Alen Frazier Suzanne Hooper Annabelle V. Irey Nancy Shea Larkin Susan G. Lea Elizabeth Moran Legnini Martha L. Madeira
Alumnae Giving (continued) Alison Legge Martin Melissa Melville Anne Bullock Perper Leslie Rea Pye Ilse Wellershoff-Schuur Elizabeth Whitman Winder
CLASS OF 1977
Polly Warren Coxe Sydney Cruice Dixon Nancy McCulloch Flanagan Laura Taylor Gorham Melissa Madeira Gormley Allison Cooper Hamilton Sallie Mayer Hendrick Ellen Van Pelt Jordan Elizabeth Buck King Eleanor Tenney Miller Suzanne Kelly Moreland Mary Masters Opila Alexandra Dodge Panarese Loraine Wilder Powell Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld Sandra Crockett Williams
CLASS OF 1978 35TH REUNION ( $6,002 - 28% )
Susan Rammel Buckley Leslie A. Carroll Margaret M. Garvey Mary G. Hopkins Christina Masters Jones Brooke McLean Katzenbach Ann V. Klotz Elizabeth Simpson Renner Beverly Mauger Schairer Elizabeth J. Staples Patricia Heppe Stouch Elizabeth McDaniel Sutherland Lynn Keyser Tierney Isabel Royer Welland
Lisa A. Howell* Joanne Lyons Leasure* Brooke Howard McIlvaine* Mary Hundt McLoughlin* Mary Hope McQuiston* Eunice Tornetta Pendergast* Connie Anne Phillips Celeste Powers* Carter D. Rosemond* Barbara B. Scullin* Maria E. Sophocles* Elizabeth I. Tenney* Maria Marques Thompson Anne Batchelder Ulichney
Laura Vastine Lynch Anita L. McMullin Meredith Putnam Mitchell Linda Koliber Perry
CLASS OF 1982
Lisa Gerhardt Bamford Estelina L. Dallett K. Whitney Rogers Davis Elizabeth R. Denlinger Bonnie Duncan Damiani Karen Jordan Gowen Barbara Cauffman Hartman Sarah Buck Schmader Lee Higham Tinker Katherine Elliot van Liere
CLASS OF 1984
Jennifer Walters Brown Tory Robinson Burch Nancy Ewing Clark Jennifer Kinkead Rebecca Fosnocht Misangyi Victoria Clauss Parks Barbara Johnson Riley Beth Ann Riley Lizann Boyle Rode Kara Gaffney Ross Diane Christie Shaffer
CLASS OF 1983 30TH REUNION ( $7,153 - 41% Agnes Irwin Fund ) ( $6,153 - Reunion Milestone Gift )
Jeanne C. Alvare* Kelly McBride Atkins* Sydney B. Brooks-Raha* Tara Iyengar Butler* Cynthia Campbell Crochiere* Karen Morrissett Donnelly* Kathryn Graham Duggan Kristin L. Gardner* Susan Foster Garton Elizabeth A. Garvey* Carolyn Brandfass Geiger* Heather Cornwell Gray Heidi Thiermann Hole*
CLASS OF 1985
Elisabeth Edelman Judge Deanna Leicht Loughnane Jill Juda Marshall Caroline A. Moran Laura DePhillipo Sullivan
CLASS OF 1979
Cynthia Hooper Bell Leslie D. Callahan Nancy R. Crockett Jennifer Gardner Glose Claire Bailey Johnson Patricia Miller Kiely Julie Pfeiffer Marshall Linda Johnson Means
CLASS OF 1980
Susannah A. Gardner Elizabeth Heebner Halliday Sandra L. McLean Audrey Silverman Perkins Joan E. Pew Helen Laupheimer Schlosser Lisa Moyer Stewardson Sandra Lenssen Taylor Dolores Figueroa Verdeur Dale H. Wallace
CLASS OF 1981
Pauline Bell Alden Jane Gannon Greenfield Alice M. Hummer Sarah Keeley Innes Christine E. Kuhinka
Members of the Class of 1953 celebrated their 60th Reunion at the home of Annabelle Pierson Irey. The school has been the beneficiary of tremendous generosity and involvement from this special class. This past year, members of the class made significant collective contributions to both the Agnes Irwin Fund and Dare to Do More Campaign. Additionally, this class boasts the highest percentage of Laurel Society members. Pictured (front row, l-r) are Lalla Smith deRham, Annabelle Pierson Irey, Janet Lockhart Hughes, Barbara Martin Pettinos; (back row, l-r) Alida Nicholas Lovell, Mary P. McPherson, Barbara Crowell Ryan, Joan Woolman Glenn and Katherine Hare Wear.
CLASS OF 1986
Barbara A. Baysinger Courtney Rogers Christopher Leslie R. Crutchfield Charlotte Peterson Fenstermacher Mimi Flanagan Greenly Dorothy R. Growney-Masterson Sanna Marshall Henderer Jennifer Shaw Stearns
CLASS OF 1987
Gwendolyn M. Campbell Carolyn Colket Cullen Megan Boyle Flinn Margaret E. Henry Michele Matarazzo K. Gage Parr Ann Elise Smoot
CLASS OF 1988 25TH REUNION ( $19,726 - 52% )
Jennifer Leach Anderson Martha Dechert Bardsley Elizabeth A. Bell Amy Bluemle-Cohen Stephanie Gibbons-Neff Boulden Kristen Luke Brooks Elizabeth C. Burr Allison B. Clark Diane Cordray Emily Feinberg Edelson Pamela V. Egan Elizabeth Carver Fulmer Meredith Mattson Gibbons Kristi Spillman Gilfillan Anne Blakely Hammer Alice Johnson Handwerk Kristen M. Hansen Darcy Heppenstall Erin Howard Herz Lesley Vauclain Lloyd Roberta E. Martin Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy Kristin Heim Mowry Ann Hedges Pagano Margaret Crutchfield Robertson Megan Holt Ryan Daphne Elek Scullin Rebecca Smedley Lisa DiBattista Swartz Heidi Kehler Taylor Julie E. Twitmyer Kimberly A. White Ginny Sharp Williams Lindsey Ertel Wolfington
CLASS OF 1989
Anonymous Sigrid Zirkle Carroll Lea Morrison Cohn Stephanie Hedrick Connolly Emily Sharp Fearey Amanda Calvert Feeks Kimberly Coulson Macaione Mary A. McClements Lindsey Marshall Pierce Kristin Rainey Sizelove Min Suh Son Amanda Sheronas Spencer Gretchen Koch Walsh
CLASS OF 1990
Melinda Schlarbaum Bradley Wendy Rhoads Costa Caroline Lipscomb Ernst Anne Dillon Fisher Jessica Bernhardt Gillespie Mary Tyler Johnson Adrienne J. Lucier Grayson Wilds Lutz Leanne Merz McMenamin Elizabeth A. McQuiston Cynthia Brooks Nemo Ashley Thacher Williams
CLASS OF 1991
Heather Disque Baum Whitney LaMotte Cutler Lynne Stine Hanna Marion C. W. Henry Heidi Rieger LaFreniere Elizabeth B. Marshall Stephanie McConnell Moleski Shannon McBride Zeller
CLASS OF 1992
Anonymous Melanie Gaspari Albahary Lauren Schaffer Campbell Elizabeth A. Dixon Amy Gregg Maher Quincy Brown McCoy Courtney Miles Mulholland Carrie Fanelli Santoro Kelly Fenlin Sullivan
CLASS OF 1993 20TH REUNION ( $6,899 - 56% )
Anonymous Margaret Strawbridge Butterworth Margaret R. Capers Jennifer Keh Creary Kathryn A. Farrell Caroline Marshall Harries Allison Rhoads Henderson E. Claire Hilger Meredith DuBarry Huston Katherine S. Keen Yoon Bae Lim Kelly M. Malloy Samantha J. Mason Jill Meyers Neece Laura J. O’Neill Elizabeth Cuckler Odiorne Erin E. Olivier Mary C. Gibbons-Neff Ortlieb Charlotte McMichael Pride Rita L. Ruggiero Christine M. Sandvik Ellen Whitman Stoddard Kate Billington Traeger Angine Harriott Tyghter Lauren M. Virdone Hannah Wood Wick Ryan Perkins Woodbury
CLASS OF 1994
Christina Mills Astley Laura Bright Babka Elizabeth E. Baylor L. Lee Brown Elizabeth A. Foster
Members of the Class of 1988 celebrated their 25th Reunion by raising over $19,000 for the Agnes Irwin Fund! Pictured (from left to right) are Jennifer Leach Anderson, Pam Egan, Martha Dechert Bardsley, Kimberly White, Ginny Sharp Williams, Alice Johnson Handwerk, Margaret Crutchfield Robertson and Betsy Bell. Erin Schusler Hinckle Elizabeth C. Roth Sarah G. Roth
CLASS OF 1995
Anonymous Meghan E. Cherner-Ranft Daniele Laws Dillard Renee P. Ebbert Alice L. Keen Sandra DuBarry Laflamme Tara C. Malloy Audrey A. Miller Anne Casey Milligan Amanda V. Nichols Devon Kennedy Nickel Brooke N. Norrett Elise S. O’Connell Page Callaghan Pisapia Maggie E. Poulos Anne R. Thompson Mary Elizabeth Noel Todd Elizabeth Farrell Van der Waag Tracy Otley Viola
Taraneh Thompson Gontkosky Hads P. Holmgren Catherine Haldy Jarman Elizabeth Coulson Libré Elizabeth M. Martinez Sarah K. Miller Lauren E. Patterson Brandynn Dempsey Reaves Elizabeth McDowell Ritacco Jessica Krick Stanton Monica Moyer Stoltzfus Jane Paranzino Withstandley Christine L. Wolfe
CLASS OF 2002
CLASS OF 1999
Sarah D. Calvert Shannon Clarke Carvalho Anastasia T. Dorrance Amanda K. Earl Ashton E. Eldredge Landrum Reid Gillespie Laura R. Hugill Madeleine W. Katz LaToya Y. Laury Yan Ling Maya L. Lloyd Avery Eyre Lovejoy Parker S. Lynch Meaghan Q. Malter Dana M. Marchetto Victoria E. Partridge Emily C. Peters Allison D. Pickens Julie C. Pizzutillo Aleksandra H. Plocha Morganne B. Pollie Caitlin L. Russell Joanna Ashley Stott Lauren Grant Tankersly Jocelyn C. Tarbox Emily Murphy Troncoso Abbe L. Wright
Lauren N. Cahill Catherine Alburger Christopher Emily E. Cleary Alexandra Slack Hindle Ann Nguyen Luu Elizabeth Wasley Reese Suzanne H. Schwartz Caitlin E. Sweeney Kathleen C. Virdone
CLASS OF 1996
CLASS OF 2000
Kristy Heyse Irwin Blair Sieff Kimmel LaToya Barnes Monroe Kristen Bartholdson Peter Marla Mullen Sanford Cordelia M. Seeley
Elizabeth Hepp Babson Emily Garinger Dingle Elizabeth Hansen Gross Stephanie M. Haldy Jessica Keh Kennedy Adrienne K. LaFrance Erin M. Lanahan Meredith E. MacGregor Susan Hirtle McEvoy Janelle N. Pearson-Jackson Jennifer M. Platow Alexandra Fergusson Powell Clare Putnam Pozos Megan Doughty Shaine Shannon Casey Zimolong
CLASS OF 1997
Amanda Scanlan Barton Katherine LaFrance Bolin Christina McCabe deForest Keys Jennifer Emmi Fiorini Katherine McCabe Juhas Courtney Leimkuhler de Segundo Virginia Nelsen Place Kimberly A. Russell Lindsey Berman Stearns Alexandra B. Zipf
CLASS OF 2001
Allison Scanlan Abbott Dorrance Hamilton Benson Tracy Solomon Dowling Kirah Miles George Allison J. Hough Emily Brown Kennedy Lindsey Wilkins Press Emilie Slack Rendall Lindsay M. Schroll Olivia H. Tarbox Maxine Zhang
CLASS OF 1998 15TH REUNION ( $5,560 - 53% ) Carly J. Bolger Kathryn T. Bradley Elizabeth C. Collins Megan E. Dorsey Maria E. Duckett Courtney S. Fretz
Elise M. Gelinas Jennifer M. Legnini Katharine Perkins Love Sarah W. Murdoch Emily S. Rowland Molly C. Scudder Elisa S. Shore Katelyn M. Sinatra
CLASS OF 2003 10TH REUNION ( $2,071 - 61% )
CLASS OF 2004 Alexandra Craparo Aimee M. Gelinas Katherine E. Jenkins Alyson G. Laynas Allyson G. Legnini Dana L. P. Meyer Hadley N. Rouse Lisa M. Shank Lauren L. Sottile Elizabeth P. Welsh
Alumnae Giving (continued) CLASS OF 2005
Anonymous Catherine R. Archer Katherine C. Best Kathleen J. Bonner Caleigh Jooste Bressler Ann B. Duckett Charlotte D. Hamilton Melissa A. Jefferis Natalie M. Jones Danielle K. Kays E. Kelly LeVine Carley Razzi Mack Mary H. McCarty Olivia A. Romeo Mimi Wang Kristen K. Yoh Kathryn M. Zagrabbe
CLASS OF 2006
Janet L. Bartholdson Emma B. Bazilian Christan D. Bentley Madison S. Brown Mary Katharine V. Bryan Christina W. Clothier Caroline S. Dooner Kathryn M. Gundersen Sarah Y. Jenkins Victoria E. Johnston Joanna R. Kovalski Nicole M. Marchetto Sarah C. Marcus Alison S. Moser Alexandra R. Pierce Whitney A. Roller Ashley C. Stewardson Caroline M. Stokes Celeste F. Tarbox Claire T. Ulmer Alice C. Van Horne Colleen E. Vicente Eleanor T. West Kate N. Wiber
CLASS OF 2007
Samantha E. Bell Ludmila I. Crowther Elizabeth A. Gretz Elizabeth A. Labor Neveen H. Mahmoud Christina Vaganos A. Suzanne Welsh
CLASS OF 2008 5TH REUNION ( $795 - 27% )
Emily C. Boggs Mary M. Cannon Stephanie L. Glass Elizabeth R. Hastings Mary Kathryn James Madeline P. Kelly Grace M. Lewis Lindy Li Lauren A. Mayer Kathryne S. Mezzanotte Frances B. Middleton Emily M. Nagel Mary Catherine Oâ€™Reilly-Gindhart Megan E. Pauley Kiante L. Tomlin Reunion Representative
Members of the Class of 2013 show off their college choices! An impressive 80% of the senior class made their first gift to the Agnes Irwin Fund. Alyssa J. Wolfington Mary Kathryn Wymard
Rachel E. Wahl April D. Wedderburn
CLASS OF 2009
CLASS OF 2012
Amanda J. Becker Pamela K. Bunten V. Neely Burch Laura E. Henry Virginia G. Le Vine Eleanor S. Lewis Erin N. Quigg Sophie E. Rudolph
CLASS OF 2010
Charlotte S. Burch Eva M. Dâ€™Ignazio Katherine N. Hollander Nadya A. K. Mason Victoria A. Mayernick Caitlin M. McGilvery Gabrielle M. Ware Madelaine W. Whitehead
CLASS OF 2011
Parthena D. Aivazoglou Katherine L. Bell Amanda S. Bunten Aeysha B. Chaudhry Sara L. Clark Meredith L. Cola Kelly H. Crosby Kathleen P. Duffy Skylar A. Frederick Catherine S. Howley Samantha W. Lucas Grace E. Manning Kali C. McLennan Caitlin Petrakis Julia M. Pierce Samantha I. Robbins Michelle E. Ryan Samantha L. Schafrank Madeline C. Slezak
Emily L. Bailey Katherine L. Collier Campbell O. Crochiere Emily B. Cyr Alicen M. Davis Devaki A. Dravid Mary Y. M. Hahm Victoria F. Hammarskjold Vivien G. Hastings Katharine S. Henderson Carey K. Hickox Daly A. Johnson Mackenzie S. Lucas May-Lin T. McEvoy Courtney E. McGill Maya T. McNeal Emilie M. Melvin Catherine E. Miller Gabriella M. Penaherrera Cristina N. Shipe Emily T. Simkiss Ellen K. Thorburn Lauren E. Wenger E. Jane Whelan Maya Wilcher
CLASS OF 2013
A. Dedaa Ahima Maisie V. Allen Randi A. Bellamy Marielle E. Berkman Katharine E. Boris Elinor A. Buck Julie D. Bunten Amanda K. Crowley Marissa L. Dallara Faith R. De Vlieger Katina N. Dinh Kelly A. Farley
Ashley S. Ferguson Lauren E. Fortunato Georgia R. Fortunato Lauren H. Fox Rachael J. Harper Taylor M. Hillman Elizabeth A. Hollander Carolyn D. Houlahan Margaret A. Howell Emma G. Hurler Audrey E. James Victoria A. Joughin Rebecca M. Kamens Stephanie M. Karalis Angelika M. Kligos Elizabeth A. Lewis Anna R. Ludwick Shelby E. Means Anne E. Mentzinger Emily J. Offit Jasmine K. Outlaw Alexandra R. Pew Meridith P. Pollie Jasmine T. Richardson Sofia L. Rodriguez Caroline E. Ryan Carolyn M. Sabini Caroline A. Santilli Molly O. Shields Sarah C. Simmons Dionysia I. Sioutis Virginia S. Small Hadley M. Smith Phoebe U. Smukler Christina A. Styer Brooke T. Sutherland Olivia Tornetta Martine E. White Jaylyn D. Williams Lilly E. Wilson Madeline H. Yoh
Alumnae Leadership Donors This listing reflects the alumnae who have made contributions of $1,000 or more to the Agnes Irwin Fund.
Anonymous Frances Moran Abbott ’74 Melanie Gaspari Albahary ’92 Sarajane Smith Alexander ’49 Jennifer Leach Anderson ’88 Elise W. Artelt ’60 Ann Lahens Ashton ’59 Mary Koch Baer ’42 Theresa Bailey Baker ’75 Martha Dechert Bardsley ’88 Cynthia Hooper Bell ’79 Dorrance Hamilton Benson ’01 # Kristen Luke Brooks ’88 Devereaux Rose Bruch ’55 Laura Thomas Buck ’49 Tory Robinson Burch ’84 Virginia Rulon-Miller Caldwell ’64 Leslie A. Carroll ’78 Pauline Carrigan Charles ’54 Lea Morrison Cohn ’89 Elizabeth C. Collins ’98 # Patricia Richards Cosgrave ’59 Alexandra Craparo ’04 # Nancy R. Crockett ’79 Sandra S. Crockett ’77 Courtney Preston Crosby ’76 Carolyn Colket Cullen ’87 Ames Crawford Cushing ’61 Suzanne Mitchell Davis ’58 Janet C. DeLong ’74 Edith Robb Dixon ’50 Pamela V. Egan ’88 Charlotte Peterson Fenstermacher ’86 Louisa Coxe Finch ’48 Ellanor Stengel Fink ’63
Courtney Leimkuhler de Segundo ’97 Nelly Keffer Lincoln ’44 Barbara Byers Littlefield ’48 Deanna Leicht Loughnane ’85 Alida Nicholas Lovell ’53 ‡ Adrienne J. Lucier ’90 Kimberly Coulson Macaione ’89 Joan Wheeler Mackie ’61 Kelly M. Malloy ’93 Laura Buck Marshall ’74 Lindsey Marshall Pierce ’89 Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88 Nancy Mungall McDowell ’70 Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00 # Brooke Howard McIlvaine ’83 Leanne Merz McMenamin ’90 Anita L. McMullin ’81 Mary P. McPherson ’53 Linda Johnson Means ’79 Anne Casey Milligan ’95 Meredith Putnam Mitchell ’81 Caroline A. Moran ’85 Kristin Heim Mowry ’88 Ann Stovell Moyer ’49 Elise S. O’Connell ’95 Mary Hulme O’Malley ’53 Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 Eunice Tornetta Pendergast ’83 Audrey Silverman Perkins ’80 Anne Bullock Perper ’76 Barbara Martin Pettinos ’53 ‡ Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Eve Bullitt Pierce ’72 Celeste Powers ’83 ‡ Elizabeth Ward Preble ’61 Leslie Rea Pye ’76 Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58 Barbara Johnson Riley ’84 Joan Church Roberts ’48
Megan Boyle Flinn ’87 Grace Barnett Frazier ’63 Courtney S. Fretz ’98 # Kristin L. Gardner ’83 Susannah A. Gardner ’80 Meredith Mattson Gibbons ’88 Jessica Bernhardt Gillespie ’90 Joan Woolman Glenn ’53 ‡ Jennifer Gardner Glose ’79 Karen Jordan Gowen ’82 Jane Gannon Greenfield ’81 Tucker Catherwood Gresh ’56 Elizabeth Gretz ’07 # Eloise Sheaffer Hall ’57 Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74 Charlotte D. Hamilton ’05 # Allison Rhoads Henderson ’93 Erin Schusler Hinckle ’94 Mary Schimminger Hinds ’72 Suzanne Hooper ’76 Lisa A. Howell ’83 Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 ‡ Catherine Haldy Jarman ’98 # Mary Tyler Johnson ’90 Katherine McCabe Juhas ’97 Patricia Miller Kiely ’79 Elizabeth Buck King ’77 Jennifer Kinkead ’84 Janet Leith Lamphier ’59 Elinor Huston Lashley ’56 Allyson G. Legnini ’04 # Elizabeth Moran Legnini ’76 Jennifer M. Legnini ’02 # Virginia G. Le Vine ’09 # Elizabeth K. Le Vine ’05 #
Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers ’57 Olivia A. Romeo ’05 # Heather A. Rorer ’95 Nancy Davis Rosan ’62 Kara Gaffney Ross ’84 Sarah G. Roth ’94 Kate Munson Rowe ’60 Barbara Gibbon Rowland ’42 Cynthia D. Rugart ’73 Elizabeth K. Sands ’71 Sarah Buck Schmader ’82 Nancy Day Sharp ’61 Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Valerie Brady Sorenson ’49 Sydney Davis Stevens ’55 Patricia Heppe Stouch ’78 Anne Ashton Strong ’49 Kelly Fenlin Sullivan ’92 Lisa DiBattista Swartz ’88 A. Anne French Thorington ’50 Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Gail Colgan Van Buuren ’63 Helen Justi Wallace ’47 Jean Wilson Ward ’26 Charlotte Colket Weber ’61 Isabel Royer Welland ’78 Gay West-Klien ’75 Sylvia Dickey Whitman ’72 Sara Wetherill Wilds ’59 Ginny Sharp Williams ’88 Averel Roberts Wilson ’73 Diana Strawbridge Wister ’57 Lindsey Ertel Wolfington ’88 Ann Murphy Zabel ’51 Shannon McBride Zeller ’91
National Alumnae Advisory Council Donors
Alumnae Association Executive Committee Donors
Theresa Bailey Baker ’75 L. Lee Brown ’94 Gwendolyn M. Campbell ’87 Patricia Richards Cosgrave ’59 Suzanne Mitchell Davis ’58 Courtney Leimkuhler de Segundo ’97 Courtney S. Fretz ’98 Stephanie M. Haldy ’00 Margaret E. Henry ’87 Hads P. Holmgren ’98 Antoinette F. Knorr ’69 Adrienne J. Lucier ’90 Kelly M. Malloy ’93 Elizabeth B. Marshall ’91 Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00 Mary P. McPherson ’53
Polly Warren Coxe ’77 Jennifer Keh Creary ’93 Anastasia T. Dorrance ’03 Middy I. Dorrance ’67 Anne Dillon Fisher ’90 Laura Wheeler Golding ’64 Heather Cornwell Gray ’83 Lisa A. Howell ’83 Ellen Van Pelt Jordan ’77 Christine E. Kuhinka ’81 Elizabeth A. McQuiston ’90
‡ Class Gift Designation # Irwinian
Kristin Heim Mowry ’88 Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 Joan E. Pew ’80 Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Maggie E. Poulos ’95 Clare Putnam Pozos ’00 Lindsey Wilkins Press ’01 Barbara Johnson Riley ’84 Sarah G. Roth ’94 Barbara B. Scullin ’83 Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Min Suh Son ’89 Maria Marques Thompson ’83 Amy C. West ’78 Maxine Zhang ’01
Anne Casey Milligan ’95 Devon Kennedy Nickel ’95 Mary Catherine O’Reilly-Gindhart ’08 Elizabeth Cuckler Odiorne ’93 Deborah Boas Pakradooni ’65 Lindsey Marshall Pierce ’89 Alexandra Fergusson Powell ’00 Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers ’57 Pamela Brown Russell ’69 Charlotte Ziesing Smith ’63 Elizabeth Farrell Van der Waag ’95
Parent Donors CLASS OF 2013 ( $179,040 - 95% ) Anonymous John & Kelli Aivazoglou Jeff & Enna Allen David J. & Pamela T. Berkman Leslie B. & Albert C. Boris Stephanie A. Brown James M. & Elinor H. Buck Peter D. & Amy S. Bunten Thomas P. & Colleen A. Crowley Rhonda D. Curry Charles A. & Rebecca A. Dallara Louis F. & Helen A. De Vlieger Chris Dinh & Brenda La James P. & Kathleen M. Duffy Gerald M. & Lisa L. Farley William L. & Mary Catherine Ferguson Joseph J. & Joyce A. Fortunato Wilbur M. James & Margaret M. Garvey ’78 William Fox & Laurie Kilpatrick W. Clark Hargrove Thomas M. & Mary J. Harper Carol M. & John B. Hillman David P. & Alexis C. Hollander Barton W. & Christina Houlahan Ben Burke Howell Kathleen J. Howell Joseph & Alice L. Hurler Jeannie Joughin & Shane Duncan Matthew & Liz Kamens Aris J. & Debbie Karalis Gary & Sophia Kligos Debra A. Kossman Andrew A. & Virginia B. Lewis Bruce E. & Jeanette A. Lord Mark D. Ludwick & Susan Hipp-Ludwick William M. & Linda Johnson Means ’79 Richard & Elizabeth E. Mentzinger Ranney R. & Theresa M. Moran Vernon L. & Wanda M. Odom Bonnie & Paul Offit Suzette Osei Derek N. & Wendy L. Pew William P. & Shara B. Pollie John A. & Nancy R. Ryan Harold F. & Maryhelen L. Scattergood Charles E. & Kathleen M. Shields Cheston & Kimberley S. Simmons Nicholas E. & Georgia Sioutis Scott S. & Julie S. Small Bernard Smalley & Kristin Williams-Smalley Carlton W. & Cheryl D. Smith Kenneth L. Smukler & Shelly L. Urban Marc J. & Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Craig A. & Michele N. Styer Elizabeth McDaniel Sutherland ’78 Peter L. & Lee C. Tobar Paul & Sherry Tornetta Kenneth E. & Karen S. Volpert Karen L. & Thomas F. White James M. & Lisa D. Wilson Harold L. & Sharon C. Yoh
CLASS OF 2014 ( $110,326 - 88% ) Anonymous (3) George J. & Patricia D. Alburger Milan & Mira Baric Bart & Jane Bastian Karen G. Bater Arjun & Paula Bedi Leon Borodyansky & Inga Vetkina Edward J. & Wenda K. Brennan Steven L. & Nancy L. Brown Gregory J. & Debora L. Clower Richard J. & Jayne C. Davies Paul K. & Caroline K. Davis Chuck & Bonnie Duncan Damiani ’82 Leonard A. & Patricia M. Fabiano Aaron J. & Hope S. Freiwald Bruce S. & Amy J. Fryer John N. & Sarah R. Geary Kenneth L. & Margaret K. Gibb Peter Godfrey, Jr. & Lisa W. Clark ’76 Peter M. Greco & Katherine Koromvokis Christian U. & Christine R. Hammarskjöld Stephanie R. Hansen Michael G. & Joanne Heckman Russell A. Hill Robert M. & Daphne Howard Jeannie Joughin & Shane Duncan Andrew L. & Wendy E. Lewis Joanna McNeil Lewis Robert F. & Lauren C. Manning Ruoqing Mao & Shuhua Zhao Charles & Karen McGrane Sandra L. & Keith B. McLennan Bernard & Jennifer McNamee Michael W. & Barbara B. Miles Herbert L. & Mary Kate E. Miller Charles J. & Deborah E. Miller Gary & Beth Pergolini Blondell Reynolds-Brown Gary & Karen K. Roland Ernest L. & Jeannette K. Rosato Paul J. & Nancy L. Scarlato Stephen T. & Janet B. Schmidt Harold H. & Susan F. Shreckengast N. Gee & Jeannette W. Smith Brian G. & Lucia Smith Paul J. & Lisa A. Speakman Francis R. & Mary Elizabeth Spitz Oscar S. & Vanessa Y. Tercero Stephen W. & Joann M. Webster Washington & Vanessa B. Wedderburn Alan J. & Noele A. Wein Leonard A. & Patricia A. Wenger David M. & Renee W. Whitehead Bruce D. & Binney H. Wietlisbach Michelle L. Wulff Philip & Andrea Wulff Jeffrey S. & Janine C. Yass Baoquan Zhang & Haixia Guo
Nika Smith, Parents’ Council Treasurer, daughters and husband, Ted Smith, gather to celebrate her daughter’s 8th grade graduation in the Laura Thomas Buck ’49 Pavilion. Pradeep K. & Neerja Bhagat Douglas C. & Lisa A. Bigelow Vincent & Grace G. Bloise Charlene E. Brisbane Dinah A. Brown Kenneth E. & Samantha R. Brumberger James M. & Elinor H. Buck Andrew J. & Elizabeth F. Camerota Peter S. & Stacy W. Clark Frank Correll & Deborah Fitzgerald Correll John C. & Courtney Preston Crosby ’76 Hai-Lung Dai & Surrina M. Hu Charles A. & Rebecca A. Dallara Peter S. & Deirdre M. Dooner James R. & Maureen M. Fendrick William L. & Mary Catherine Ferguson Dean E. & JoAbby Frankel Thomas J. & M. Lee Gavula Sheila Gibson Duke & Courtney Gleeson Tom Goodwin & Margaret Landi James J. & Jane Gannon Greenfield ’81 Margaret F. Habenicht Brenda L. Helber Peter J. & Sara J. Hill John B. & Carol M. Hillman William T. & Mary C. Holmes Leonora Igwe Kevin P. & Jacqueline P. Kelly Lawrence A. & Lynn S. Looby Christopher & Ellen D. Maguire Charles R. & Lynn Z. Manning Bruce E. Miller & Anne C. Huff Allan P. & Kimberly L. Minker John J. & Joanne Mullin Michael O. & Elisa M. Pansini Jennifer C. Paradis Kenneth R. & Virginia A. Pina Santiago & Michelle B. Pujadas Marc & Polly Richman Jack & Sharon Rudnicki
CLASS OF 2015 ( $66,460 - 72% ) John & Lori Ciallella
Douglas D. & Lorraine M. Sanna Scott N. & Lynn Schafrank Alan J. & Nicol W. Segel John & Sally Simkiss Theodore & Arnika Smith David L. & Kathleen A. Spinelli Peter & Beth Stahl Dinakar Subramanian & Rajeswari Venkatesan Albert C. & Danielle Torcini Paul & Sherry Tornetta Oscar G. & Michele Turner Jeffrey & Linda Wahl Deborah D. Wetz Robert J. Wetz, Jr. & Susan Shanahan-Wetz David & Sheryl Williams Robert T. & Catharine M. Williams Lisa R. & T. David Williams, Jr. John W. Zhang & Lily L. Wu
CLASS OF 2016 ( $77,647 - 78% ) David & Michelle M. Ballarini Michael W. & Lisa A. Bell Mark V. & Jennifer D. Berlinger Glenn D. Bowen Rebecca R. Cook Thomas P. & Colleen A. Crowley Craig W. & Carolyn Colket Cullen ’87 Carl & Carol Cutler Daniel L. & Ingeborg Damstra Christine A. DiJulio Scott & Holly Dillon John R. & Linda J. Donahue Bruce S. & Amy J. Fryer Andrew R. & Kathy H. Gaddes Wilbur M. James & Margaret M. Garvey ’78 Kenneth L. & Margaret K. Gibb Ronald & Jennifer Glisk Ronald & Eleanor Golden Mrs. Dana Gray
Kevin A. & Laura R. Griffiths Shermaine Guess William A. & Barbara B. Henderson Tamas Hevizi & Csilla Mate Dinesh Jagasia & Anuja Dokras Paul & Annamaria Jaskot Stephen H. & Julia B. Kalis Tenfei & Waifong Kao Daniel J. & Sarah P. Keating Tom Kramer & Joanne Alfandre Edward D. & Cara M. Latham Steven K. & Donna Lindner Timothy J. & Anne W. Mahoney John Marshall Robert A. & Karin B. Micheletti Anurag M. & Rashmi Mittal Roland P. & Karen C. Mosimann José & Paula Ortiz Michael O. & Elisa M. Pansini Susan L. Parker Christian & Christina T. Peters Derek N. & Wendy L. Pew Robert Pinsk & Marian A. Ormont Clifford & Wendi Platt Stephen & Lizabeth Raynes Thomas S. & Carolyn W. Robbins Cary B. & Suzanne M. Robinson Roberto & Nadia Rodriguez Jason & Deborah Rubin Kevin L. Shipe & Claudia N. Ruiz-Shipe Brian G. & Lucia Smith Christopher L. & Ashley B. Smith Kenneth L. Smukler & Shelly L. Urban Christopher J. Thompson & Stefanie W. Lucas William J. & Rita N. Thompson Andrew B. & Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Vijay & Shilpa Wagle Daniel & Suzanne Weintraub Jabin & Margaret White
CLASS OF 2017 ( $61,185 - 67% ) Shahram & Roya R. Askarpour Robert P. & Lisa S. Barker Thomas Berardino & Catherine Murphy James M. & Elinor H. Buck Charles & Patricia Burkhart Kenneth J. Carey Matthew N. & Lea Morrison Cohn ’89 Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne Hunter B. & Whitney Rogers Davis ’82 Stephen A. & Sandra J. L. DiPasqua Jacob R. & Anne Dillon Fisher ’90 Lawrence F. & Alison H. Flick Aaron J. & Hope S. Freiwald Thomas E. & Lisa L. Hall Michael J. Hanrahan Truxtun & Beth Hare Michael & Kerry Hurly Raymond R. & Lynn G. Kaller Joseph & Kerry Kenney Thomas J. & Patricia Miller Kiely ’79 Roy W. & Marie C. Lewis Weimin Lu & Ting Mao Peter S. & Nancy Mungall McDowell ’70
Robert D. & Rebecca M. Patterson Thomas J. & Audrey Silverman Perkins ’80 Greg & Julie Richardson Alan J. & Nicol W. Segel Martin R. & Alison B. Smith Theodore & Arnika Smith Peter L. & Lee C. Tobar Glenn & Hayley Wada Jon & Vicki Warner Richard B. & Roma K. Wickersham
Scott & Kristin Edwards Ronald W. & Charlotte Peterson Fenstermacher ’86 Kenneth J. Fitzpatrick & Jeannine A. Weimar-Fitzpatrick Lawrence F. & Alison H. Flick Michael Giresi Matthew D. & Sara Glaser Matthew & Liz Kamens Matthew P. & Victoria Karlson James C. & LeeAnn E. Kelly William L. & Elizabeth M. Kitchel Michael P. & Emily D. Lamb Nicholas Manganaro Charles R. & Lynn Z. Manning Robert L. & Jane A. McNeil Robert Pinsk & Marian A. Ormont Andre E. & Lisa D. Pressley Stephen & Lizabeth Raynes William C. & Melissa W. Rhodes John K. & Maria R. Schneider Todd R. & Kimberly J. Scott Martin R. & Alison B. Smith Thomas A. & Judith A. Sprague Suzanne Veronese John C. & Merritt Weber Mark R. & Sonya W. Weigle William C. & Bonnie Welch Michael H. & Gayle F. Yoh
CLASS OF 2018 ( $110,525 - 90% ) Anonymous Michael & Lori A. Aronsky Glenn D. Bowen Patrick J. & Tracy S. Brala Peter D. & Amy S. Bunten Robert & Sharyn Chernitsky Terence A. & Sydney Cruice Dixon ’77 Carleton P. & Debra B. Erdman Wilford H. & Jennifer A. Fuller Richard & Pam E. Hark Mike & Jeanine Hovsepian Robert W. & Mariandl M.C. Hufford Paul & Annamaria Jaskot David M. & Kathleen M. Justi Steven B. & Laurie M. Katznelson Jack H. & Beverly G. Kirkpatrick Edward D. & Cara M. Latham David & Constance Lees G. Michael & Robyn D. Lihota Paul M. & Deanna Leicht Loughnane ’85 Joseph W. & Kimberly Coulson Macaione ’89 Timothy J. & Anne W. Mahoney Stephen & Jill Juda Marshall ’85 Thomas M. & Helen A. Mashek Sean P. & Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88 William S. & Sandra M. Mezzanotte Matthew & Heather Naylor Michael O. & Elisa M. Pansini Jennifer C. Paradis Susan L. Parker Jennifer L. Payton Gary & Beth Pergolini Thomas S. & Carolyn W. Robbins Antoinette T. Robinson Jordan & Julie Savitch John S. & Sarah Buck Schmader ’82 H. Edward & Jody B. Seibert James B. & Wendy Y. Short Christopher L. & Ashley B. Smith Steven Sokoll & Ira Sheres Christopher & Lauren Sullivan Lisa DiBattista Swartz ’88 Angela D. Thompson Andrew B. & Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Jeffrey S. & Janine C. Yass
CLASS OF 2020 ( $49,904 - 82% ) Anonymous Robert J. & Elaine B. Anderson Mark E. Bottin & Lisa M. Trainer Hugh & Carolyn Braithwaite David R. & Sarah N. Breck Todd & Amy Briddell Kenneth J. Carey Craig E. & Kristin L. Conway Peter H. & Kelly R. Cordray William G. & Susan T. Costin Julian & Jennifer W. deLehman David & Kim Della Porta Terence A. & Sydney Cruice Dixon ’77 Scott D. & Lara A. Evans Albury N. & Allison G. Fleitas Tom Goodwin & Margaret Landi David L. & Ruchira Glaser Michael G. & Jamie W. Haines Paul Halpern & Susan Howatt Alison & Robert Hastings Frank F. & Erin Howard Herz ’88 Taylor & Heather King James T. & Mary D. Leyden William T. & Suzanne C. Lowther Thomas M. & Helen A. Mashek Sean P. & Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88 Daniel T. & Natalie K. McGrory Jonathan & Traci Mellinger Carlton B. & Nina M. Neel Michael O. & Elisa M. Pansini Amos & Elienne S. Paul Jeffrey R. & Eunice Tornetta Pendergast ’83 Scott Schley & Michelle Portnoff Kevin R. & Tracy L. Steele
CLASS OF 2019 ( $72,770 - 65% ) David Arnold & Sharon Weiss Arjun & Paula Bedi Matthew N. & Lea Morrison Cohn ’89 Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne
Carter D. & Ginny Sharp Williams ’88 William C. & Kelly G. Yoh
CLASS OF 2021 ( $39,745 - 56% ) Michael & Lori A. Aronsky Shahram & Roya R. Askarpour Thomas E. & Kristen Luke Brooks ’88 Douglas H. & Kathleen Cooper Michael L. & Sherri L. DeRosa Kenneth J. Fitzpatrick & Jeannine A. Weimar-Fitzpatrick Mason S. & Megan Boyle Flinn ’87 Wilford H. & Jennifer A. Fuller Constantine F. Harris & Ann K. Boulis Tamas Hevizi & Csilla Mate Lisa Kiziuk Gerald Lawrence, Jr. Jonesy & Lisi Lerch Timothy J. & Anne W. Mahoney Jason A. & Constance M. Mesiarik Peter S. & Elizabeth Cuckler Odiorne ’93 Santiago & Michelle B. Pujadas Matthew J. & Maria C. Rosenberg H. Edward & Jody B. Seibert James B. & Wendy Y. Short Kevin R. & Tracy L. Steele Bruce C. & Patricia Heppe Stouch ’78 Mark & Courtney Strobeck Jacques L. & Stephanie D. Vauclain Schuyler & Rebecca Wickes
CLASS OF 2022 ( $35,166 - 73% ) Charles H. & Shannon T. Davis Anthony J. DeCarlo, Jr. & Joyce C. Smith Symon G. & Lois M. Erskine Scott D. & Lara A. Evans Ronald W. & Charlotte Peterson Fenstermacher ’86 Matthew D. & Sara Glaser Jay & Angela Gopez Tiffany H. & Clelland N. Green Michael G. & Jamie W. Haines Richard & Pam E. Hark James A. & Geraldine M. Heldring Claire Bailey Johnson ’79 Steven M. & Elizabeth A. Kania Andrew E. Kress & LeeAnne Curtis Glenn E. & Christine B. Lesko Joseph W. & Kimberly Coulson Macaione ’89 Richard Mankovich & Sharon Wible-Mankovich Jonathan Miller Vernon & LaToya Barnes Monroe ’96 Jonathan H. Newman Nancy M. Newman David J. Parsells & Kirsten E. Bauer Michael K. Popky & Cassandra M. Ruotolo-Popky Jason D. & Charlotte McMichael Pride ’93 Paul J. & Pamela K. Riley Matthew J. & Maria C. Rosenberg James D. & Kristin A. Schinella Todd R. & Kimberly J. Scott Melvin Seegars & Maureen Edozie
Parent Donors (continued) Kevin M. & Karen E. Toth Donald & Ellen Tyson Andrew B. & Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Vijay & Shilpa Wagle Mark R. & Sonya W. Weigle
CLASS OF 2023 ( $25,970 - 50% ) Anonymous Kevin & Melissa Bilash Steven D. & Kimberly Birdsall Stephen & Sheila Czepiel Michael E. & Hilary L. Dash Gerard Drumm & Susan Stuardi-Drumm Albury N. & Allison G. Fleitas Daniel W. & Erin Schusler Hinckle ’94 G. Russell Huffman Eric & Stephanie Jacobson Steven M. & Elizabeth A. Kania Jack H. & Beverly G. Kirkpatrick Joseph & Sally Layden Jonesy & Lisi Lerch Sean P. & Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88 Scott & Susan McIntyre Dean & Joanie Pagano Michael A. & Elizabeth A. Petrizzo Darin Tan & Annetta Cortez
Simon M. Telfer & Mariana Padilla-Telfer Gary D. & Karen P. Zimmer
Todd R. & Kimberly J. Scott Gregory S. & Aimee E. Shelton Jarrad & Stacey Teller Patrick J. & Gretchen Koch Walsh ’89 Schuyler & Rebecca Wickes Sean E. & Sarah H. Williams
CLASS OF 2024 ( $11,138 - 78% ) Ali A. Anaim & Hoda F. Mansour Robert J. & Elaine B. Anderson Jacob W. & Kristina N. Brodie Charles M. & Christine Cacciutti Bill & Anne Curran Michael E. & Hilary L. Dash David & Melissa Del Testa Linda Hallinan Constantine F. Harris & Ann K. Boulis Sibty Hasan & Nasifa Rahman Alison& Robert Hastings Daniel W. & Erin Schusler Hinckle ’94 Scott G. & Meredith DuBarry Huston ’93 Jason W. & Sarah G. Ingle Eric & Stephanie Jacobson Philip & Meghan Jodz David M. & Kathleen M. Justi Scott D. & Tara R. Levensten Andrew M. & Jennifer H. Maddaloni Paul & Christiane Matuch Jason A. & Constance M. Mesiarik Troy Messick & Manuela Sieber-Messick
CLASS OF 2025 ( $31,149 - 81% ) Khadijah Bright Taneesha Bryant Wallace W. Bubar & Gabriele K. Albrecht Emilio Cacciavillani & Grace Lobel-Cacciavillani Daniel R. & Joy Connelly Charles H. & Shannon T. Davis Albury N. & Allison G. Fleitas Christopher M. & Allison Rhoads Henderson ’93 Brendan & Andrea Howard Scott G. & Meredith DuBarry Huston ’93 Joseph & Ladan Klimowicz Andrew E. Kress & LeeAnne Curtis Michael & Jennifer Larsen Richard Mankovich & Sharon Wible-Mankovich Stephen M. & Michelle M. Matarazzo David F. & Shari Noteware Dean & Joanie Pagano
Christopher C. & Kristen A. Rall David M. & Tracy M. Reller Matthew J. & Maria C. Rosenberg Leonard D. Sax & Kathleen Kautz H. Edward & Jody B. Seibert Walter & Nancy Smartt Matt & Carrie Soroush Steven J. & Valerie Valentino
CLASS OF 2026 ( $8,575 - 69% ) Scott & Gina Amsbaugh Emilio Cacciavillani & Grace Lobel-Cacciavillani Peter K. & Whitney LaMotte Cutler ’91 Matthew D. & Sara Glaser T. Ryan & Carolyn Harkins Joseph W. & Kimberly Coulson Macaione ’89 Jason A. & Constance M. Mesiarik Andrew Peshek & Ivona Percec John P. & Lindsey Marshall Pierce ’89 James & Jennifer Shacklett Jacques L. & Stephanie D. Vauclain
Parents of Alumnae
Members of the Class of 2013 joyfully transition into alumnaehood outside of Goodhart Hall following their graduation. Class Captain † Deceased
Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. John Aivazoglou Mr. & Mrs. George J. Alburger, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stuart H. Alden Mr. & Mrs. Pierce Archer Mrs. LaVon G. Arms Dr. Carol L. Armstrong Ms. Elise W. Artelt Ms. Sharon C. Avent Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Barker Mr. & Mrs. John R. Bartholdson Dr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Baylor Mr. & Mrs. Irv Becker Ms. Lorraine B. Beers Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Bell Mrs. A. Richard Bell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Berman Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Besecker, Jr. Dr. Sarah Carty Brown Mr. & Mrs. W. Thacher Brown Mr. & Mrs. William C. Buck Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Bunten Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Burch Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Burr, II Dr. & Mrs. David H. Burton Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Carver Mrs. George Cauffman Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Cella Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Celli Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Charrington Dr. Sohail S. Chaudhry & Dr. Peggy E. Chaudhry Mr. & Mrs. Peter S. Clark, II Mrs. Howard K. Clery, Jr.
Parents of Alumnae (continued) Mr. & Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier, V Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Clower Mrs. Susanne M. Coffin Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Cola Mr. & Mrs. Tristram C. Colket, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Martin Conn Mr. & Mrs. William L. Conrad Mr. & Mrs. Patrick P. Coyne, II Dr. Jocelyn L. Craparo & Mr. Craig A. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Crochiere Mr. & Mrs. John C. Crosby, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. John E. Crowther Mr. & Mrs. James E. Crutchfield Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Cyr, III Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D’Orsogna Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Davis Dr. Paul K. Davis & Dr. Caroline K. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Louis De Vlieger Mr. & Mrs. David Della Porta Mrs. Helen L. Dickey Mr. & Mrs. Peter S. Dooner, III Mr. & Mrs. George M. Dorrance, III Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. DuBarry, V Mr. & Mrs. James P. Duffy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Damiani Mr. & Mrs. V. Richard Eales Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Emmi Dr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Eremus Mr. & Mrs. Rufus C. Finch, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. McKinley J. Ford Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Foster Mr. & Mrs. Reeder R. Fox Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Frankel Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Frazier Mr. & Mrs. John W. Frazier, IV Ms. Deborah M. Fretz Mrs. James C. Garvey Ms. Geraldine J. Geckle Dr. & Mrs. Ralph T. Geer Mr. Peter Godfrey, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. George R. Graham, Jr. Dr. Peter M. Greco & Ms. Katherine Koromvokis Mrs. Burton L. Grossman Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hagin Mr. & Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Christian Hammarskjöld Mr. John G. Harkins Mr. John S.C. Harvey, III† & Mrs. Joan Kellett Harvey Mr. & Mrs. David B. Hastings, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Hastings Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Heim Mr. & Mrs. F. Arnold Heller Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Henry Dr. & Mrs. William J. Henry Ms. Josephine H. Heyward Mr. & Mrs. J. Bennett Hill, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Hill Mr. & Mrs. James W. B. Hole Mr. David P. Hollander & Dr. Alexis C. Hollander Mr. & Mrs. Barton W. Houlahan Mr. & Mrs. Morton Howard Mr. Ben Burke Howell Ms. Kathleen J. Howell Mr. & Mrs. Andrew M. Howley Dr. & Mrs. C. A. Wayne Hurtubise, Jr. Mrs. Leonora Igwe
Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran Mr. & Mrs. Percival B. Moser, III Mr. & Mrs. F. Stanton Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Britton H. Murdoch Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Nagel Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin R. Neilson Mr. & Mrs. Lathrop B. Nelson, Jr. Mr. Joseph F. Neuber, Jr. & Ms. Staci L. Huyett Mr. & Mrs. John J. Norrett Mrs. Louise R. Twining O’Malley Mr. W. Gresham O’Malley, III Mr. & Mrs. William P. O’Neill, Jr. Mrs. Susan Clark Ogden Mr. & Mrs. Marshall W. Pagon Mrs. Meredyth D. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Amos Paul Mr. Mark V. Penniston & Ms. Melissa A. Binz Mrs. Eleanor Reeve Peterson Mrs. Barbara M. Pettinos Mr. & Mrs. Alfred J. Pierce, III Mr. & Mrs. Leo W. Pierce, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Peter D. Pizzutillo Mr. & Mrs. William Pollie Mrs. Helen T. Powers Mr. & Mrs. Andre E. Pressley Mr. & Mrs. Seymour S. Preston, III Dr. Trevor R. Price & Dr. Margaret Ann B. Price Mr. David P. Prodorutti Mr. & Mrs. Santiago Pujadas Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Purdum Mr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Putnam, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John C. Quigg Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Rammel Mr. & Mrs. Leonard B. Randolph Mr. & Mrs. John F. Rehorst, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Wolfram Rieger Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Robbins Mrs. Howard H. Roberts Mrs. Robert P. Roche Mr. & Mrs. T. Beauclerc Rogers, IV Mr. & Mrs. Gary Roland Mr. & Mrs. Kevin N. Roller Mr. & Mrs. Carmen V. Romeo Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Roth Mrs. William B. Rowcliffe Ms. Cynthia D. Rugart Dr. Karl F. Rugart Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Ruggiero Dr. Pamela Brown Russell Mr. & Mrs. John A. Ryan Mrs. Walter S. Sachs, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harold F. Scattergood, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Scott Schafrank Mr. & Mrs. David W. Schusler Mr. & Mrs. Franklin M. Seeley Mr. & Mrs. M. Rust Sharp Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Sharpless Dr. & Mrs. Gregory P. Shea Mr. Kevin L. Shipe & Ms. Claudia N. Ruiz-Shipe Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Shreckengast Mrs. Judith A. Sieff Cheston Dr. & Mrs. Jay W. Siegfried Mr. & Mrs. John A. Simkiss, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel B. Slack Mrs. Sandra H. Slaymaker Ms. Melanie Z. Slezak
Mrs. I. Grant Irey, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Raja M. Iyengar Mr. & Mrs. Craig S. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. A. James Johnston Mr. & Mrs. H. LeRoux Jooste Mrs. Barbara Y. Juda Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Kaier Mr. & Mrs. Aris J. Karalis Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Karlsson Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Katznelson Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Keating, III Mr. George P. Keeley Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kelly Mrs. Jeannine L. Kelly Ms. Sarah Kinder Mrs. William H. Kinkead, III Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Kovalski Dr. Robert J. Kreb, III & Ms. Leslie D. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Krick Dr. & Mrs. Howard S. Kroop Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Labor, III Mr. & Mrs. John S. Lampe Mrs. Elinor A. Lashley Mr. & Mrs. Judson D. Laverell, II Mr. & Mrs. D. Christopher Le Vine Mrs. Francis C. Lea, Jr. Ms. Susan G. Lea & Mr. Edward D. Frank, II Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Legnini Mr. & Mrs. Phillip R. Leicht Mr. & Mrs. Andrew A. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Andrew L. Lewis, IV Ms. Joanna McNeil Lewis Mrs. George J. Lincoln, III Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Lombardo Mr. & Mrs. John E. Luke Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Lynch Mrs. Joan Wheeler Mackie Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. MacNeal Mr. Christopher N. Magnani & Dr. Gretchen Z. Magnani Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Manning Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Manning Mr. & Mrs. William F. Mannion Mr. & Mrs. Simon D. Manonian Dr. & Mrs. Paul Marchetto Dr. & Mrs. Howard R. Marcus Mr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Marshall Mrs. Joan P. Mauriello Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. McBride Mr. Kevin M. McCullough Dr. Elizabeth K. Sands Mr. & Mrs. Alexander McCurdy, III Mr. Thomas M. & Ms. Constance T. McEvoy Mr. & Mrs. Harold S. McGay, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. McGilvery Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGrane Mr. William J. McKee Mr. & Mrs. Keith B. McLennan Dr. & Mrs. George E. McNeal, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. McPherson Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McQuiston Mr. & Mrs. John B. Melvin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mentzinger, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. E. Burr Meyer Dr. & Mrs. William S. Mezzanotte Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Micheletti Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Miller, II
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Smartt Mrs. Charlotte Ziesing Smith Mr. & Mrs. N. Gee Smith, III Mr. Kenneth L. Smukler & Ms. Shelly L. Urban Mr. & Mrs. Martin A. Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Solomon Mr. & Mrs. C. Stewart W. Spahr Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Spahr Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Staples Mrs. Geoffrey Stengel Mr. & Mrs. John J. Stetzer, III Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Dana H. Stewardson Mrs. Elizabeth M. Sutherland Mrs. Ann C. Tanenbaum Mr. & Mrs. Francis G. Tatnall Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Terker Dr. Bruce R. Terry & Ms. Susan M. Scanlon Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Theis Mr. Thomas D. Thiermann Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Thomas Mr. Christopher J. Thompson & Ms. Stefanie W. Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Radclyffe F. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. J. Mark Thorburn Mrs. A. Anne French Thorington Mrs. Joseph F. Tilghman Mrs. Betty Tornetta Mr. & Mrs. Oscar G. Turner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Twitmyer Mr. & Mrs. Harrison S. Tyson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Ulmer Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Unger Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Vaganos Mr. & Mrs. Todd C. Vanett Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Vicente Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian J. Vos Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Wahl Ms. Dawn E. Warden-Reeder Dr. & Mrs. William C. Ware Mr. & Mrs. Washington Wedderburn Dr. Thomas P. Weissert & Dr. Jo A. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Welsh Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Welsh Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Wenger Mr. & Mrs. Ralph E. West, Jr. Ms. Gay West-Klien & Mr. Allan Klien Mrs. Deborah D. Wetz Mr. Robert J. Wetz, Jr. & Ms. Susan Shanahan-Wetz Mr. & Mrs. A. Kent Weymouth, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Whitehead Mr. & Mrs. Bradford F. Whitman Mrs. Robert W. Wigton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Wilds Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Williams Mr. & Mrs. William R. Wister Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Wolcott Mr. Robert B. Wolfe Mr. & Mrs. James W. Wolitarsky Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Wood Mr. & Mrs. Fredric S. Wright Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Wymard Dr. & Mrs. Horatio Yeung Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Yoh, III Mrs. Robert A. Ziesing
Grandparents & Past Grandparents Dr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Baylor Mrs. A. Richard Bell, Jr. Mr. James A. Bennett † & Mrs. Margaret T. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Raymond P. Breck Ms. Evelyn Brown Mrs. Elia D. Buck Mr. & Mrs. William C. Buck Mr. & Mrs. David L. Burner Mr. & Mrs. Armando Cacciavillani Ms. MaryAnn Campanella Mrs. George Cauffman Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Charrington Mr. & Mrs. Yong Cha Chong Mr. & Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier, IV Mr. & Mrs. Norman U. Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Tristram C. Colket, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John R. Collett Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Davis Ms. Patricia Dillon Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. DuBarry, V Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Fass Mr. & Mrs. Rufus C. Finch, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Reeder R. Fox Mrs. James C. Garvey Mr. Peter Godfrey, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Barton A. Haines Mr. & Mrs. Michael Halpert Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. H. David Hansell, Sr. Mrs. Jane M. Hastings Mr. & Mrs. Frederick E. Haughton Mrs. Barbara D Hauptfuhrer & Mr. Robert P. Hauptfuhrer † Ms. Eileen Hayes Mrs. Emily Hovnanian Mr. & Mrs. Morton Howard Mr. & Mrs. David Jones Mrs. Barbara Y. Juda
Faculty & Staff Anonymous Melanie Gaspari Albahary ’92 Elizabeth W. Alleva Dawn Anthony Mary Frances Bannard Shailla H. Bari Barbara P. Barnett George R. Barnett, III Elizabeth C. Barrows Kim Beamon-Morton Lorraine Bryant Beers Julie H. Beifeld Cynthia Hooper Bell ’79 Holly Bennett Molly A. Bergh Lindsey J. Bernhardt Mary Beth Bittles Karen D. Brandli Alison Brant Emily P. Brennan Jennifer Brittingham
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Justi Mr. & Mrs. James M. Keating Mr. Raymond Knorr Mr. James C. Kostelni Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kress Mrs. Francis C. Lea, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Phillip R. Leicht Mr. & Mrs. Dana T. Lerch Mr. & Mrs. Drew Lewis Mrs. George J. Lincoln, III Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Loughnane Mr. & Mrs. John E. Luke Dr. & Mrs. Alex Macaione Mr. & Mrs. William F. Mannion Mr. & Mrs. George M. Matuch Dr. & Mrs. George E. McNeal, Jr. Mrs. Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran Mr. & Mrs. John A. Moreland Mr. & Mrs. F. Stanton Moyer Mr. Richard Moyer Mr. & Mrs. Palmer Neer Mr. & Mrs. David Norris Mrs. Louise R. Twining O’Malley Mrs. Louis R. Ormont Mrs. Olga Padilla-Waxler Mrs. Constance M. Parent Mrs. Rose P. Pashigian Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Paul Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Pendergast Mrs. Eleanor Reeve Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Seymour S. Preston, III Mr. & Mrs. Eugene J. Rackel Mrs. Margaret S. Robbins Mr. Charles Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. T. Beauclerc Rogers, IV Dr. Karl F. Rugart & Mrs. Patsy Rugart† Mr. & Mrs. H. Axel Schupf Mr. & Mrs. David W. Schusler Mrs. Jane W. Scott
An AIS student leads her grandparents in Grandparents’ Day activities. Mrs. Theodore Seidenberg Mr. & Mrs. M. Rust Sharp Mr. & Mrs. Paul Shelton Mr. & Mrs. John A. Simkiss, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Smartt Mr. & Mrs. J. Rodman Steele Mr. & Mrs. John Steele Dr. R. Dale Stevenson & Dr. Barbara Burke-Stevenson Mrs. Ann C. Tanenbaum Mr. Thomas D. Thiermann Mr. James R. Thompson
Mrs. Betty Tornetta Mr. & Mrs. Harrison S. Tyson, Jr. Mr. Dino J. Veronese Mrs. Lyndon M. Virkler Ms. Roberta Wagner Mrs. Charlotte Colket Weber Mr. & Mrs. Milton F. Whitehead Mr. & Mrs. Dean Williams Mrs. Thomas A. Williams Mr. & Mrs. David R. Wilmerding, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Worrell Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Mrs. Ann Murphy Zabel Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Zehrung, III
– Congratulations and thank you for 100% participation! Jodie A. Bross Cynthia Brown Bridget Carlin Sara B. Carmichael Katherine Chilingiri Bonnie Clark Andrew D. Connally Joy C. Connelly Kathleen K. Cooper Thomas J. Corcoran, II Beth A. Coyne Barbara Crabtree Sandra L. Crow Rita E. Davis Julie Diana Anna DiPietro Robert DiPietro Courtney C. Dougherty Cheryl Ellis William J. Esher, III Michelle A. Esposito
Keri Farrow Mary Catherine Ferguson Ariadna Fink Shannon Finley Jennifer Emmi Fiorini ’97 Megan Boyle Flinn ’87 Joseph E. Flood Charesse O. Ford Edward D. Frank, II Steven Grabania Diane M. Groff Roseann L. Guinan M. Lynn Hagin Leslie J. Hahne Katherine G. Halton Jeffrey A. Harlan Jennifer Heck Maurice Heckscher Ilana Heilweil Mary Higgins Patricia Gardiner Hill ’71
Carol M. Hillman Jennifer R. Hoffman Lauren B. Hoopes Mariandl M. C. Hufford Linda Jannelli Timothy Jones Catherine D. Jooste Susan V. Kahn Julia B. Kalis Michele Baylor Kane Gerard Kapral Ashley Kaufmann Sarah B. Keidel Jeannine L. Kelly Sarah Kinder Lorraine E. Lampe Cara M. Latham Curtis Lee George Lee Claire A. Lewis Jane Liang
Faculty & Staff
Donna S. Lindner Clare Luzuriaga Catherine P. Lynch Megan R. MacDonald Neil B. Maley Ryan Maley David I. Marshall Katie Mather Thomas W. Mattson Deanna Mayer Elizabeth McCaffrey Kevin M. McCullough Marie McDonald Connie McEvoy Jarrett McGinniss Suzanne B. McInnes Carole J. Melvin Donna A. Meyer Sylvie T. Molta Genevieve C. Morris Robert Moss-Vreeland Melissa Musacchio Lynne Myavec Mark J. Myavec Louisa S. Mygatt Candy Neely Montserrat Nomdedeu Brooke N. Norrett ’95 Erica Novak Wanda M. Odom Anxo Otero Ruiz Joseph R. Oziminski Donna Page
Carol Patanovick Sheila J. Pauley Marisa D. Peterson Mary Quigg Ann L. Ramsey Brooke C. Record Jennifer Rosenstock Sharon R. Rudnicki Edward Sacks Elizabeth K. Sands ’71 Norman K. Sargen Murray S. Savar Julie K. Savitch Helen Laupheimer Schlosser ’80 Daniel Scott Gregory Scott Megan L. Scott Kathleen L. Seaton Corinna M. Segal Mary F. Seppala José Sevillano Pamela J. Sheeran Aimee E. Shelton Patricia M. Siembora Audrey K. Sikdar Barbara Silverman Melanie Z. Slezak Helen Snyder Linda D. Solomon Margaret E. Stallard Kathy Stevenson June M. Stolnis Laura Stott
Lower School teacher Kimberly Walker shows her spirit with members of the Class of 2022.
Carol A. Theis Michelle Trenholm Ellena L. Vaganos Dolores Figueroa Verdeur ’80 Nicole H. Vishio Patricia Van Allen Voigt Helene F. Walker Kimberly Walker Joie Walsh Sara E. Webb Lisa H. Webster
Thomas P. Weissert Margaret P. Welsh Karen E. West Rosann Westmeyer Bonnie G. White Jennifer White Ginny Sharp Williams ’88 Lynn Willson Cassie Woestman
Darin S. Katz Mary E. Kesler Patricia Miller Kiely ’79 Jerry Parke Kinkead ’52 Elizabeth A. Labor ’07 Wendy E. Lewis Priscilla C. MacNeal Marie B. McClune Bruce R. McGrath Ann F. Miller M. Penney Moss
Meredyth D. Patterson Lisa D. Pressley Charlotte McMichael Pride ’93 Joan Gidley Rammel ’48 Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58 Joyce B. Rehorst Paul Seaton Louise Roberts Stengel ’37 Lauren Sullivan
Former Faculty & Staff Daphne P. Apostolidis Virginia M. Berman Julianne L. Brennan Geraldine F. Burton Anna May Charrington Alexandra de Sherbinin Clemm ’73 Joanne H. Conrad Diane Cordray ’88 Clyde R. Dengler, Jr. Jane Dengler Lindsay McCown DuBarry ’66
Amanda K. Earl ’03 Paula J. Evans Martha Rowland Goppelt ’50 Diana S. Gormley Gail Evans Guthridge ’71 Joan Kellett Harvey ’50 Barbara Shore Hastings ’50 Anne M. Henry Edna Hoffman Heidi Thiermann Hole ’83 Pansy Ward Jones ’66
Friends Mr. & Mrs. Hugh H. Aikens, Jr. Mr. James B. Bullitt, III Mr. Matthew Cloran Mr. David Dickerson & Ms. Karen Murray
Dr. Herbert A. Faust Mr. Colin C. Gardner, V Mr. & Mrs. William Glassman Mr. Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Dr. Diana Wasserman
David J. and Pamela T. Berkman Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Burch D & B Tailors S. Matthews V. & Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’73
Kathleen J. Howell Joseph and Kerry Kenney Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Margaret C. Roth ’73 Sherley Young
Corporations & Foundations Anonymous 2004 Carita Foundation Advocacy & Consulting for Education, Inc. AIG Aivazoglou & Mikropoulos, LLC David G.C. Arnold Law Office Assurant Foundation Matching Gifts Program John and Carole Bartholdson Foundation Inc. Benepath, Inc. The Sybiel B. Berkman Foundation The Louis and Sandra Berkman Foundation Berwind Corporation Matching Gifts Program BlackRock Matching Gift Program Blue Sky Family Foundation, Inc. BNY Mellon Community Partnership Braithwaite Communications, Inc. Gwendolyn M. Campbell Charitable Fund The Caritas Foundation Inc. Cervelli Charitable Trust The Charles Fund, Inc. Chevron Matching Gifts Program The Clement Company The Colket Foundation
The Connelly Foundation The Darling Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Dickey Fund Direct Link Marketing Elder Family Foundation The Elsevier Foundation Exelon Matching Gifts Program for Education Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Ellanor and Matthew Fink Fund Howell E. Jackson/Elizabeth V. Foote Fund Foundation for the Carolinas Deborah M. Fretz Family Foundation Gardner Denver Inc. The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Arthur M. Goldberg & Veronica Goldberg Foundation, Inc. Gunst Family Foundation The Hamilton Family Foundation The Robert P. and Barbara D. Hauptfuhrer Philanthropic Trust The Helber Family Charitable Fund HFC Executive Search E. L. Hollister & Company J. Stephen and Emily Z. Huebner Fund IMS
The Ithan Fund of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Inc. JEDS Foundation KeyBank Foundation The Le Vine Foundation Lilliput Foundation Lincoln Financial Group Foundation Live Oak Foundation LLI Clean Med Lubin Family Foundation MAC Capital Partners, Inc. Marcus Family Foundation Lindsey F. Marshall, DMD, PC Merck Partnership for Giving Merz Family Foundation Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Miles Family Fund Mitchell Family Charitable Fund Murphy Charitable Foundation Northwest Translations, Inc. Charles and Richard Oestreich Foundation, Inc. Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program The Philadelphia Contributionship Insurance Company
The Phoenix Red Badge, Inc. The Romeo Family Foundation George W. and Kate M. Rowe Fund SAD Foundation SAP Matching Gift Program Schusler Foundation Schwab Charitable Fund The Simkiss Family Foundation W. Percy Simpson Trust Jeannette and Gee Smith Family Fund Robert B. Stallworth Jr. Trust Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge Foundation of PA II, Inc. Tuesday Afternoon Dancing Class, Inc. Turner Investment Partners Dr. Steven J. Valentino Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program The Vanguard Group Foundation The Veronese Charitable Gift Fund Waverly Custom Homes, LLC Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Westover Builders, Inc.
E.I.T.C. Participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, administered by the State of Pennsylvania, provides significant tax credit to eligible businesses that allocate a portion of their tax dollars to The Agnes Irwin School. In 2012-2013, the following businesses contributed $477,022 to support scholarships for highly qualified and talented Agnes Irwin students. ASI Matthew N. & Lea Morrison Cohn ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Norman U. Cohn
KEM Partners, Inc. Daniel J. & Sarah P. Keating
Blue Danube Incorporated Ms. Louise H. Stephaich
Macquarie Holdings Inc. Delaware Investments Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne
Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. Boenning & Scattergood Holdings Harold F. & Maryhelen L. Scattergood
Montgomery DelVal Association, LP Jeffrey R. & Eunice Tornetta Pendergast ’83 Paul & Sherry Tornetta
The Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Pegasus Broadcast Associates LTD Mark & Holly Pagon
Burch Materials & Supplies Charles C. & Amanda M. Burch Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. Ms. Louise H. Stephaich Cordray Corporation Peter H. & Kelly R. Cordray Day & Zimmermann, Inc. Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc. Day & Zimmermann NPS, Inc. Harold L. & Sharon C. Yoh Michael H. & Gayle F. Yoh William C. & Kelly G. Yoh INTECH Construction, Inc.
The Philadelphia Contributionship Insurance Company Scott & Yardly Jenkins Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company Vertex, Inc. Stefanie W. Lucas & Christopher J. Thompson Photo ©Gerald Lawrence
VIA Investment Associates Peter E. & Suzanne W. Zelov
For more information, please contact Brooke Record, Director of Annual Giving Programs, at 610-526-1674.
ViroPharma Inc. Robert & Sharyn Chernitsky
Honorary & Memorial Gifts In Honor of AIS Athletics Dr. & Mrs. Jay W. Siegfried
In Honor of Megan Murphy Irish ’92 Dr. & Mrs. J. Brien Murphy
In Honor of Dr. George R. Barnett, III Rebecca Smedley ’88
In Honor of Mary P. McPherson ’53 Katherine Kane Damon ’53 Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 Alida Nicholas Lovell ’53
In Honor of Class of 1953 Rosemary Neathery Atwell ’53 Kathleen Von Tress Djordjevich ’53 Joan Woolman Glenn ’53 Mary Hulme O’Malley ’53 Katharine Hare Wear ’53 In Honor of Class of 1957 Mr. Colin C. Gardner, V Kristin L. Gardner ’83 Susannah A. Gardner ’80 Jennifer Gardner Glose ’79 In Honor of Kathleen Cooper Thomas E. & Lisa L. Hall In Honor of Sandra L. Crow/Dream Flag Project Elizabeth G. Aikens In Honor of Martha Rowland Goppelt ’50 Rebecca Smedley ’88 In Honor of Susan Heller Hallett ’95 Mr. & Mrs. F. Arnold Heller In Honor of Louisa F. Heller ’92 Mr. & Mrs. F. Arnold Heller In Honor of Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 Rosemary Neathery Atwell ’53 Jeanne Colket Connell ’53 Katherine Kane Damon ’53 Lalla Smith de Rham ’53 Kathleen Von Tress Djordjevich ’53 Joan Woolman Glenn ’53 Annabelle V. Irey ’76 Alida Nicholas Lovell ’53 Mary P. McPherson ’53 Mary Hulme O’Malley ’53 Barbara Martin Pettinos ’53 Barbara Crowell Ryan ’53 Katharine Hare Wear ’53
In Memory of Kathleen T. Bartuska Allison B. Clark ’88 Edward D. Frank, II & Susan G. Lea ’76 Kelly M. Malloy ’93 Carrie Fanelli Santoro ’92 In Memory of Julia Clausen Boardman ’68 Anonymous
In Honor of M. Penney Moss Danielle K. Kays ’05
In Memory of Maj. Ronald S. Brisbane Charlene E. Brisbane
In Honor of Lynne Myavec Thomas E. & Lisa L. Hall
In Memory of Edith Farnum Bullitt ’52 Mr. James B. Bullitt, III
In Honor of Wanda M. Odom Mr. & Mrs. William Glassman
In Memory of Cynthia Hoffman Carosso ’75 Pamela Brewer Smyth ’71
In Honor of Aideen M.T. O’Malley ’97 Mr. W. Gresham O’Malley, III
In Memory of Frances H. Cauffman ’76 Pamela B. Bartol ’76 Pamela Brewer Biedermann ’76 Susan Cauffman Butterworth ’76 Helen Cameron Clark ’76 Lisa W. Clark ’76 Grace Sharples Cooke ’76 Courtney Preston Crosby ’76 Alexandra Van Alen Frazier ’76 Mary Cauffman Hastings ’74 Suzanne Hooper ’76 Robert M. & Daphne Howard Annabelle V. Irey ’76 Nancy Shea Larkin ’76 Alison Legge Martin ’76 Melissa Melville ’76 Leslie Rea Pye ’76 Pamela Brewer Smyth ’71 Ilse Wellershoff-Schuur ’76
In Honor of Inez B.M. O’Malley ’86 Mr. W. Gresham O’Malley, III In Honor of Louise Twining O’Malley ’59 Mr. W. Gresham O’Malley, III In Honor of Dr. Mary F. Seppala Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 In Honor of Benjamin & Joanne Simon Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Paul In Honor of Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Mr. Howard M. Levy
In Memory of Elizabeth Schnabel Chamblin ’39 Betty Shellenberger ’39
In Honor of Ellena Vaganos Thomas E. & Lisa L. Hall
In Memory of Cecily Geyelin Clark ’39 Mary Tyler Johnson ’90
In Honor of Jane White Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Vaganos
In Memory of Jeanne A. Clery ’85 Beth Ann Riley ’84
In Honor of Kathleen Wright ’62 Barbara J. Page ’62
In Memory of Virginia F. Cooper ’51 Michael G. & Jamie W. Haines
In Memory of Elizabeth W. Bartle ’93 Dr. & Mrs. Wayne W. Keller † Edward D. Frank, II & Susan G. Lea ’76 Kelly M. Malloy ’93 Mr. & Mrs. William P. O’Neill, Jr.
In Memory of Samuel L. Cresson, Jr. Edward D. Frank, II & Susan G. Lea ’76 Carrie Fanelli Santoro ’92 In Memory of Karen Diehl Dellerson ’71 Suzanne Allport Carroll ’71 Gail Evans Guthridge ’71 Patricia Gardiner Hill ’71 Ellen Manning Keeter ’71 Jessie Potter Kingston ’71 Elizabeth Cauffman Leighton ’71 Lucy Talbot Myers ’71 Linda Nutt Northrop ’71 Barbara Collins Park ’71 Pamela Brewer Smyth ’71 Jeanne Bradway Spillane ’71 Leigh Stewart ’71 Millicent Pocock White ’71 Sherril Luff Wingo ’71 Jean Nalle Wolitarsky ’71 In Memory of Mary C. DeWitt ’68 Anonymous In Memory of Evelene H. Dohan Edith Lamb Hollister ’66 Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 In Memory of Sarah Albert Eisenhart ’38 The Charles Fund, Inc. Mr. Joseph W. Richmond, Jr. In Memory of Mme. Lucy M. Knauer Farag Suzanne Shelly Bobb ’64 In Memory of Cynthia Kinkead Farr ’78 Mr. & Mrs. John R. Collett Jerry Parke Kinkead ’52 In Memory of Jean Wike Faust ’49 Dr. Herbert A. Faust In Memory of Sarah Sadtler Feather ’89 Carrie Fanelli Santoro ’92 Amanda Sheronas Spencer ’89 In Memory of Susannah Atterbury Gardner ’57 Mr. Colin C. Gardner, V Kristin L. Gardner ’83 Susannah A. Gardner ’80 Jennifer Gardner Glose ’79 The Ithan Fund of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Inc.
In Memory of Mrs. Barbara S. Gazzerro Ms. Maureen Connelly In Memory of J. Stephanie Giacalone ’71 Suzanne Allport Carroll ’71 Gail Evans Guthridge ’71 Patricia Gardiner Hill ’71 Ellen Manning Keeter ’71 Jessie Potter Kingston ’71 Elizabeth Cauffman Leighton ’71 Elizabeth K. Sands ’71 Lucy Talbot Myers ’71 Linda Nutt Northrop ’71 Barbara Collins Park ’71 Elizabeth K. Sands ’71 Pamela Brewer Smyth ’71 Jeanne Bradway Spillane ’71 Leigh Stewart ’71 Millicent Pocock White ’71 Sherril Luff Wingo ’71 Jean Nalle Wolitarsky ’71 In Memory of Joan Duer Gilkyson ’42 Josephine Chandlee Fitts ’67 In Memory of Falon L. Grimes ’01 Dorrance Hamilton Benson ’01 Olivia H. Tarbox ’01 In Memory of Cheyney Sheaffer Hansen ’57 Eloise Sheaffer Hall ’57 In Memory of Alida M. Harkins ’80 Mr. John G. Harkins In Memory of Beatrice McIlvain Harkins ’53 Mr. John G. Harkins In Memory of Daniel G. Hartshorn Melissa Melville ’76 In Memory of Katherine Lockhart Hertel ’54 Pauline Carrigan Charles ’54 In Memory of Helen H. Holt Elizabeth A. Foster ’94 Mr. & Mrs. John S. Lampe Kelly M. Malloy ’93 Jennifer M. Platow ’00 In Memory of Terry L. Ivey ’68 Anonymous Mary Ogden Trotta ’68 † Deceased
In Memory of June Berguido James ’54 Jayne Berguido Abbott ’50 Joy Berguido ’59 Pauline Carrigan Charles ’54 Jill Berguido Gill ’63 Elizabeth J. Staples ’78 Joan Berguido Staples ’51 In Memory of Susan Thompson Lynd ’61 Maris W. Thompson ’58
Members of the Class of 1998 donated a brick on the Alumnae Walkway in memory of classmate Megan Murphy at their 15th Reunion.
In Memory of Margot Madeira ’63 Mary Megargee Anderson ’63 Jill Berguido Gill ’63 Cynthia P. Neel ’63
In Memory of Mrs. Jean M. Platow Jennifer M. Platow ’00
In Memory of Carter A. Mannion ’81 Steven J. & Cynthia Hooper Bell ’79 Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne Gail Evans Guthridge ’71 S. Matthews V. & Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74 Ms. Kendall Hetterly Brooke Howard McIlvaine ’83 Paul A. & Bonnie F. Offit K. Gage Parr ’87
In Memory of Bessie Norris Pollock ’36 Cynthia P. Neel ’63 In Memory of Mary Ames Poor Dr. & Mrs. David H. Burton In Memory of Suzanne Ward Ray ’60 Elise W. Artelt ’60
In Memory of Thomas B. McCabe, III Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. MacNeal
In Memory of Eleanor Wilbur Reeve ’28 Mrs. Eleanor Reeve Peterson
In Memory of Mr. Henry D. Means Mrs. Lyndon M. Virkler
In Memory of Jeannetta Burpee Richards ’36 Murray Richards Richey ’69
In Memory of Meghan A. Murphy ’98 Carly J. Bolger ’98 Kathryn T. Bradley ’98 Elizabeth C. Collins ’98 Megan E. Dorsey ’98 Maria E. Duckett ’98 Courtney S. Fretz ’98 Ms. Deborah M. Fretz Taraneh Thompson Gontkosky ’98 Hads P. Holmgren ’98 Catherine Haldy Jarman ’98 Elizabeth Coulson Libré ’98 Elizabeth M. Martinez ’98 Sarah K. Miller ’98 Brandynn Dempsey Reaves ’98 Elizabeth McDowell Ritacco ’98 Jessica Krick Stanton ’98 Monica Moyer Stoltzfus ’98 Jane Paranzino Withstandley ’98 Christine L. Wolfe ’98
In Memory of Adele Griffin M. Sands ’37 Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. McBride In Memory of W. Percy Simpson W. Percy Simpson Trust In Memory of Deborah A. Smith ’82 Elizabeth R. Denlinger ’82 The Robert M. Smith Family Charitable Fund In Memory of Jane Patchett Steinheimer ’32 Mr. Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. In Memory of Margaret Baker Thaw ’36 Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53
In Memory of Elizabeth Martin Perkins ’75 Heidi Hartshorn McPherson ’75
In Memory of Heather B. Thiermann ’81 Elizabeth R. Denlinger ’82 Mr. Thomas D. Thiermann In Memory of Maris Townsend Thompson ’35 Maris W. Thompson ’58 In Memory of R. Patricia Trickey Rebecca Smedley ’88 In Memory of Anna Kirkpatrick Urban ’67 Josephine Chandlee Fitts ’67 In Memory of Margaret Trout Van Schaick ’59 Leslie Rea Pye ’76 In Memory of Elizabeth Wright Ward ’35 Pansy Ward Jones ’66 In Memory of Guntram J. Weissenberger Mr. David Dickerson & Ms. Karen Murray In Memory of Grace Russell Wheeler ’44 Ella Russell Torrey ’43 In Memory of Mary Marsh Wilson ’35 Emily Wilson Cunningham ’63 In Memory of Anne Mayer Zug ’36 Emily Zug Huebner ’60
Gifts to Capital Improvements, Departments and Programs Ms. Cynthia J. Lauer Dr. and Mrs. J. Brien Murphy Bonnie & Paul Offit K. Gage Parr ’87 Leonard B. & Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58 Ms. Barbara J. Rensimer Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Vaganos Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Whitaker
Friends of the Library Mr. & Mrs. Mark Brandon
Athletic Training & Support Fund Joanna McNeil Lewis
Fine & Performing Arts Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council
The Campaign for The Agnes Irwin School Unrestricted Endowment Anonymous (6) Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) The Huston Foundation The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust Elinor Huston Lashley ’56 Longchamp USA, Inc.
Third graders having fun in Murray Savar’s music class.
Athletic Department The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Vincent & Grace G. Bloise Nicholas A. & Marybeth A. DiNubile Daniel J. & Sarah P. Keating Katie Samson Foundation
Crew Shells & Oars Friends of Agnes Irwin Rowing Jeannie Joughin & Shane Duncan Michael W. & Barbara B. Miles Bonnie & Paul Offit Marc J. & Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Dr. Robert C. White Rowing Trust David M. & Renee W. Whitehead
Athletic Hall of Fame Fund in Memory of Carter A. Mannion ’81 Steven J. & Cynthia Hooper Bell ’79 Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Guthridge, Jr. S. Matthews V. & Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74 Ms. Kendall Hetterly Ryan & Megan Murphy Irish ’92 Alexandra M. Kahoe ’95
Friends of AIS Athletics Carol Cantele Joanna McNeil Lewis
Division Heads Discretionary Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Education Enhancement Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council
Head’s Discretionary Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Parents’ Council Gift Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Speakers Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Special Studies Program & Student Assistance Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Student Restricted Gifts Caroline A. Moran ’85 Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran Technology Fund The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Peter H. and Kelly R. Cordray
Endowments Gifts to endowed funds ensure a strong financial future for The Agnes Irwin School. Interest from endowed funds are an alternative source of income for financial aid, student services, faculty enrichment and student programs that have established Agnes Irwin as a challenging, exciting and nurturing academic community.
GIFTS TO ENDOWED FUNDS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES AIS - Unrestricted Endowment
Established during the school’s Campaign for The Agnes Irwin School. General Endowment Fund
A general endowed fund to which donors may contribute gifts of any size. Annual income from these gifts provides funds that are allocated by the Board of Trustees to areas of need.
J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. and Elia D. Buck Fund
The Class of 1951 Endowed Fund
Established in 2001 in honor of their 50th Reunion, The Class of 1951 Endowed Fund was initiated by members of the Class to provide unrestricted support for the needs of The Agnes Irwin School.
Established in May 2011 through a bequest from the estate of J. Mahlon Buck, Jr., the fund is part of the permanent endowment of the school. Income from this fund is used for general purposes of The Agnes Irwin School.
Endowment - Unrestricted
This fund was established to utilize general unrestricted endowed funds received outside of campaign designations.
Anne S. Lenox Fund for Endowment
Established in April 1981, the Anne S. Lenox Fund for Endowment was initiated by alumnae, parents, parents of alumnae, faculty and friends to realize one of Mrs. Lenox’s dreams to strengthen the school by substantially increasing the school’s endowment.
Endowments (continued) E. Mortimer Newlin Trust
Income from this private charitable trust — established in December 1952 by Mr. Newlin and his wife, Elizabeth Battles Newlin ’21 — provides generous unrestricted support for the school. Elizabeth Ranney Moran Endowment Fund
A general fund established with the proceeds of a charitable lead trust set up by Mrs. Moran in 1996. This fund is named by the school in Elizabeth R. Moran’s honor as a tribute to her extraordinary generosity and care for The Agnes Irwin School and to continue in perpetuity her support for the school. Income from the fund is unrestricted and may be used for any purpose in support of The Agnes Irwin School and its faculty, students or programs. Elizabeth R. Moran Charitable Trust Parents’ Council Endowed Fund
Established by the 1998-1999 Parents’ Council, annual income from this fund will provide support to where The Agnes Irwin School needs it most.
THE CLASS OF 1983 SSP SCHOLARSHIP FUND In 2008, the Class of 1983 established The Class of 1983 SSP Scholarship Fund in order to provide financial assistance to at least two qualifying students from the 10th or 11th grades so they may have the opportunity to pursue individual exploration and enrichment in off-campus Special Studies Programs. The Class of 1983 created this fund on the occasion of their 25th Reunion in celebration of their unity as classmates and broad diversity as individuals, and it has since provided the means for girls to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of our world through international travel. Since its inception, The Class of 1983 SSP Scholarship Fund has funded international trips to countries such as France and Panama, as well as other academic enrichment opportunities closer to home. The girls who have benefitted from the Fund explain that it provided them with the experience of seeing cultural events and practicing their skills first-hand, which was only possible because they had the chance to learn in an off-campus environment. The Class of 1983’s support helps to ensure that all Agnes Irwin girls have access to a unique academic experience, such as SSP. Pictured above are members of the Class of 1983. Back row (l-r): Mary Hundt McLoughlin, Kristin L. Gardner, Connie Anne Phillips, Trustee, Tara Butler Iyengar, Jeannine C. Alavaré; Front row (l-r): Heather Cornwall Gray, Karen Fokey Morrissat, Robin Scullin, Liz Garvey, Mary Hope McQuiston, Susie Kinkead Mahon and Elizabeth I. Tenney.
Samuel K. Phillips Fund
Endowed by Samuel K. Phillips, a former Agnes Irwin parent, the Samuel K. Phillips Fund provides annual income to the school, which the Trustees may allocate where funds are most needed.
GIFTS TO ENDOWED FUNDS FOR CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM SUPPORT The AL Philanthropy Fund
The AL Philanthropy Fund was established in 2004 by Elizabeth R. Moran. The purpose of the fund is for girls in grades 9–12 to learn about giving financially to others in a responsible and thoughtful way. Lorraine Graham Bacon 1915 Peace Education Fund
Established by an anonymous donor in honor of Lorraine Graham Bacon 1915, the Peace Education Fund helps to underwrite programs that teach about peace and mediation.
The Ann Farr Bartol Endowed Fund for Student Support Services
Established in 2000 by Devereaux Rose Bruch ’55 in memory of Headmistress Ann Farr Bartol to fund academic and counseling support services, as needed, to Agnes Irwin students. The Class of 1957 Speakers Series Fund
On the occasion of their 50th Reunion, and in gratitude for the education that prepared them for success in the world, the Class of 1957 established the Class of 1957 Speakers Series Fund. The goal of the fund is to provide speakers whose expertise enhances the Agnes Irwin curriculum. Colin C. Gardner, V Kristin L. Gardner ’83 Susannah A. Gardner ’80 Jennifer Gardner Glose ’79 The Class of 1983 SSP Scholarship Fund
On the occasion of their 25th Reunion, and in celebration of their unity as classmates and broad diversity as individuals, the Class of 1983 established the Class of
The Class of 1958 Endowment Fund to Support the Special Studies Program
1983 SSP Scholarship Fund. The goal of the fund is to provide financial assistance to at least two qualifying students from the 10th or 11th grade each year in order for them to pursue individual exploration and enrichment in offcampus Special Studies Programs.
The Class of 1958 Endowment Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to students participating in the Special Studies Program (SSP). Designed for sophomores and juniors, this alternative learning experience encourages students to explore areas of special interest, such as community service, career paths, language, arts or cultural enrichment programs. Gifts to the fund have been given by the Class in honor of Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58, who enthusiastically led SSP trips throughout the country, helping students gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of our world.
Jeanne C. Alvare ’83 Kelly McBride Atkins ’83 Sydney B. Brooks-Raha ’83 Tara Iyengar Butler ’83 Cynthia Campbell Crochiere ’83 Karen Morrissett Donnelly ’83 Kristin L. Gardner ’83 Elizabeth A. Garvey ’83 Carolyn Brandfass Geiger ’83 Heidi Thiermann Hole ’83 Lisa A. Howell ’83 Joanne Lyons Leasure ’83 Brooke Howard McIlvaine ’83 Mary Hundt McLoughlin ’83 Mary Hope McQuiston ’83 Eunice Tornetta Pendergast ’83 Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Celeste Powers ’83 Carter D. Rosemond ’83 Barbara B. Scullin ’83 Maria E. Sophocles ’83 Elizabeth I. Tenney ’83 Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83
Curriculum Enrichment Fund
Established during the celebration of the school’s 125th Anniversary, this fund provides resources for educational programs that enrich the curriculum, such as lectures, visiting artists, field trips, class travel and other opportunities. The Endowed Fund for Agnes Irwin Libraries
Established in 1999 by Edward C. and Sarah Albert Eisenhart ’38, this fund provides ongoing support for The Agnes Irwin School Libraries. Jean Wike Faust 1949 One-Act Plays Fund
Established in 1991, this fund provides support for the performing arts at The Agnes Irwin School, including the Drama Club’s One-Act Plays — a series of plays directed by seniors — and regional theatrical competitions. Dr. Herbert A. Faust The Jean du Pont Shehan ’41 Endowed Fund for Community Service Programs
This fund was established in 2006, in honor of Jean duPont Shehan ’41, to provide students with financial support to participate in off-campus community service programs.
An AIS student makes a play on the soccer field during a game against Episcopal Academy.
Visiting Lecturer Fund
Established in 2005 by the Lubin Family Foundation, the income from this fund will be used to bring speakers to The Agnes Irwin School. The goal of this fund is to stimulate the curiosity of the students and to enhance the experience of Agnes Irwin families and the larger community.
GIFTS TO ENDOWED FUNDS FOR FACULTY SUPPORT The Sydney and Loretto Berman English Department Chairmanship
This fund was created by Stephen and Ginny Berman, parents of Lindsey M. Berman ’97, in honor of Stephen’s parents, who “stressed the basics.” Recognizing that a substantial endowment and a strong English Department are among ’the basics’ that sustain schools like Agnes Irwin, the Bermans created this fund to support the Chair of the English Department. The Linda Shafer Coulson Fund for Endowment
Established in 1998 by the Coulson family and friends to honor Linda Shafer Coulson’s long association with The Agnes Irwin School. The Susan G. Lea ’76 Endowed Fund for Professional Development
Established in 2007 to honor Susan G. Lea’s long dedication to The Agnes Irwin School and her commitment to elementary education, this fund will support opportunities for Lower School faculty members for professional development, including continuing education and participation in special projects. The Mathematics Department Chairmanship Fund
Established by alumna Christine Wheeler Patton ’65, this fund provides support for the Chair of the Mathematics Department.
Endowments (continued) The Class of 1955 Endowment Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 in honor of their 50th Reunion, the Class of 1955 Endowment Scholarship Fund was initiated by members of the Class to provide four years of financial aid to a qualified student entering the Upper School. The Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship Fund
In 2009, in honor of their 50th Reunion, the Class of 1959 established an endowed fund for general scholarship support. The fund provides scholarship assistance annually to a student on the basis of financial need. Jeanne A. Clery 1985 Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Jeanne A. Clery ’85 by her parents, this fund provides scholarship assistance to a student in the Middle or Upper School.
Sixth graders perform as court jesters in the annual Medieval Night festivities.
The McCabe Family Fine Arts Department Chairmanship
The Terker Family Endowed Fund for Faculty Enrichment
Given by Anne and Thomas B. McCabe III to honor the role of excellent teaching in the education of their daughters — Christina ’97 and Katherine ’97 — and to demonstrate the importance of endowed funds for faculty support, this fund helps to underwrite the position of Chair of the Fine Arts Department.
Established in 2001 by Cynthia and Bruce Terker to honor excellence in teaching, this fund supports opportunities for faculty professional development, including continued education, compensation for special projects and merit awards.
The Science Department Chairmanship
These funds were established in 1987 with gifts from the Jesse R. Wike Charitable Trust and The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council, augmented during the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the school, and added to in subsequent years. The Faculty Funds provide financial resources to assist with recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, professional enrichment opportunities and sabbaticals.
Established in 1985 by an anonymous donor who wished to strengthen the school’s science program, this fund helps to underwrite the position of Chair of the Science Department.
GIFTS TO ENDOWED FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE Elizabeth W. Bartle 1993 Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Elizabeth W. “Biffy” Bartle ’93 by her parents, relatives and friends, this fund provides students financial assistance to pursue special programs and projects that supplement the traditional curriculum.
Faculty Endowment and Sabbatical Funds
Dr. and Mrs. Wayne W. Keller † Mr. and Mrs. William P. O’Neill, Jr. Margaret Seton Flemming Biddle Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was given during the 125th Anniversary Capital Campaign by Mary Augusta Biddle Scheetz ’35 in memory of her mother, who taught diction and dramatics, as well as self-esteem to her pupils at Agnes Irwin.
The Jeanne Clery Scholarship Fund for Challenged Students
This fund was established in 1999 by Constance and Howard Clery to honor the association of their beloved daughter, Jeanne Clery ’85, with The Agnes Irwin School. The Margaret Mencke and Elizabeth Mencke Goodwin Scholarship Fund
Established in June 2004 with a bequest from the estate of Elizabeth Mencke Goodwin ’31, this fund provides financial aid to a student in the Middle or Upper School. Marjorie Hoffman Higgins 1931 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1976 in honor of Marjorie Hoffman Higgins ’31 — who taught for several years in the Middle School — this fund provides financial aid to a student in the Middle School. Mary P. McPherson ’53 Elinor Dorrance Hill 1924 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was created in 1994 by members of the Hamilton family to honor Elinor Dorrance Hill, Class of 1924.
Elizabeth Huebner 1928 West Hill School Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by The Agnes Irwin School in 2000 to honor Elizabeth “Betty” Huebner, founder of The West Hill School. It provides tuition assistance to qualifying Agnes Irwin students in grades K-12 with a priority focus on alumnae of The West Hill School. Carter Adair Mannion 1981 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was created in memory of Carter Adair Mannion ’81 by her parents — William F. and Langdon “Langie” Manley Mannion ’57. Brooke Howard McIlvaine ’83 The McCabe Family Emergency Scholarship Fund
Given during the school’s 125th Anniversary celebration by Anne and Thomas B. McCabe III — parents of Christina ’97 and Katherine ’97 — this fund provides emergency financial support for a student who, due to unforeseen circumstances, requires scholarship assistance to continue her education at Agnes Irwin. Scott Schley & Michelle Portnoff The M. Penney Moss Student Assistance Fund
This fund was established in 2005 upon the retirement of Penney Moss to honor her 17 years of dedicated service as Head of The Agnes Irwin School. The fund will be administered by the Head of School to ensure that students in need are afforded the full range of academic, athletic, leadership and community service opportunities offered to Agnes Irwin students. Connelly Communications, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Ebbert Florence R. C. Murray Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in 1985 by the Florence R. C. Murray Charitable Trust. Adele Griffin M. Sands ’37 Endowed Fund
This fund was established in 2009 in honor of Mrs. Sands’ long dedication to The Agnes Irwin School community and
Lower School teacher Marisa Peterson inspires a love of reading in members of the Class of 2024. The Spirit of ’76 Fund
her leadership in promoting the education of girls. This fund will support opportunities for faculty in pursuing professional and leadership development. In addition, the fund will recognize one faculty or staff member each year with the Adele Griffin M. Sands ’37 Leadership Award for outstanding service to The Agnes Irwin School community.
Established in 2001 by members of the Class of 1976 in honor of their 25th Reunion. The Spirit of ’76 Fund provides funds to support programs or projects that give voice or shed light on a particular cause. The Thacher Family Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in 1994 by members of the Thacher family to celebrate the family’s long association with The Agnes Irwin School.
Thomas and Lula M. Shepard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in October 1946 with a bequest from the estate of Lula M. Shepard, this fund provides scholarships for students who require financial assistance to complete any one or more of the last three scholastic years of study at the school.
Sophie Thomas Volkmar Class of 1895 Fund
This endowed fund provides scholarship assistance annually to a student on the basis of financial need.
James A. West Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in 1994 by the daughters of James A. West — Gay West-Klien ’75, Julia H. West ’77, Amy C. West ’78 and Karen M. West-LaStayo ’80 — to honor their father’s memory and to commemorate his lifelong interest in education. General Scholarship Endowment Fund
An endowed scholarship fund to which donors may contribute gifts of any size. Annual income from these gifts provides funds for scholarships, which are allocated to students by the Director of Admission and Financial Aid where funds are most needed. Joan C. Giresi The Robert M. Smith Family Charitable Fund Ms. Kristine Dankenbrink Sullivan
Debbie Smith 1982 Memorial Trust
The Agnes Irwin School is the sole beneficiary of this private trust, which provides funds for current scholarships and for the Annual Fund each year.
The Dare to Do More Campaign
Anonymous (8) The Agnes Irwin School Parents’ Council Frances Moran Abbott ’74 Mrs. S. Stanley Alderfer Mark R. & Tania M. Alexander Elise W. Artelt ’60 Robert P. & Lisa S. Barker Mr. & Mrs. John R. Bartholdson The Virginia F.C. Batchelder ’78 Trust Arjun & Paula Bedi Michael W. & Lisa A. Bell Dorrance Hamilton Benson ’01 Thomas Berardino & Catherine Murphy David J. & Pamela T. Berkman The Louis & Sandra Berkman Foundation Mary Beth Bittles David A. & Karen G. Bottger Patrick J. & Tracy S. Brala Cynthia Brown Ms. Evelyn Brown Stephanie A. Brown Mrs. Elia D. Buck & The Estate of J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. James M. & Elinor H. Buck William C. & Laura Thomas Buck ’49 Walter & Susan Rammel Buckley ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Burch Susan Cauffman Butterworth ’76 Mrs. Gertrude Cabell-Gummels Mr. & Mrs. John F. Chappell Olivia Crockett Chiles ’90 Stacy Clark Marketing, LLC Cecily Geyelin Clark ’39 Peter S. & Stacy W. Clark Mrs. Howard K. Clery, Jr. Elizabeth P. & Isaac H. Clothier, V Matthew N. & Lea Morrison Cohn ’89 Ruth M. & Tristram C. Colket, Jr. William H. & Sarah E. Collier The Connelly Foundation Paolo P. & Wendy Rhoads Costa ’90 William G. & Susan T. Costin Patrick P. & Beth A. Coyne Brian C. & Cynthia Campbell Crochiere ’83 Mrs. April Collins Crockett David F. & Virginia Bailey Crockett ’77 Nancy R. Crockett ’79 † Deceased
Lydia Appel Forbes ’68 Aaron J. & Hope S. Freiwald Wilford H. & Jennifer A. Fuller James J. & Jane Gannon Greenfield ’81 Michael G. & Jamie W. Haines Samuel R. & Vanessa Fox Halpert ’91 The Hamilton Family Foundation N. Peter & Alta Wister Hamilton ’70 S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr. in honor of Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74 Charlotte D. Hamilton ’05 Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton Christian U. & Christine R. Hammarskjöld Will & Caroline Marshall Harries ’93 Barbara Shore Hastings ’50 Robert & Alison Hastings Mrs. Barbara D. Hauptfuhrer & Mr. Robert P. Hauptfuhrer † Christopher M. & Allison Rhoads Henderson ’93 John B. & Carol M. Hillman Mary Schimminger Hinds ’72 David P. & Alexis C. Hollander Estate of Katherine J. Holman ’53 Jason W. & Sarah G. Ingle Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 James Locke & Annabelle V. Irey ’76 Yardly & Scott Jenkins Zhenxiang Jiang & Jinping Wang Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Jones Stephen H. & Julia B. Kalis Matthew & Liz Kamens
Estate of Patricia Lockhart Culbertson ’53 Craig W. & Carolyn Colket Cullen ’87 Stephen & Sheila Czepiel Charles A. & Rebecca A. Dallara Mr. & Mrs. C. Francis Damon Daniel L. & Ingeborg Damstra Hunter B. & Whitney Rogers Davis ’82 Charles H. & Suzanne Mitchell Davis ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Saunders Dixon Peter S. & Deirdre M. Dooner Estate of Sarah Albert Eisenhart ’38 Charles A. Ernst, Jr. † & Jacqueline Walker Ernst ’34 † Dr. Herbert A. Faust Ronald W. & Charlotte Peterson Fenstermacher ’86 William L. & Mary Catherine Ferguson Jay Shaffer & Hope M. Flammer ’79
Steven B. & Laurie M. Katznelson Philip C. & Sarah Keidel Thomas J. & Patricia Miller Kiely ’79 Charles H. & Elizabeth Buck King ’77 Woodward W. Corkran, III & Jennifer Kinkead ’84 Jack H. & Beverly G. Kirkpatrick William L. & Elizabeth M. Kitchel Judson D. & Deborah Aikens Laverell ’67 Gerald Lawrence, Jr. Joseph & Sally Layden D. Christopher & Victoria Le Vine David & Constance Lees Allyson G. Legnini ’04 Robert C. & Elizabeth Moran Legnini ’76 Jennifer M. Legnini ’02 Mr. Howard M. Levy Joanna McNeil Lewis The Lily Foundation Nelly Keffer Lincoln ’44 Winston & Lesley Vauclain Lloyd ’88 Paul M. & Deanna Leicht Loughnane ’85 Alida Nicholas Lovell ’53 Joseph W. & Kimberly Coulson Macaione ’89 Christopher & Ellen D. Maguire Edwin B. & Elizabeth M. Mahoney Elizabeth B. Marshall ’91 Samuel R. & Laura Buck Marshall ’74 Mr. & Mrs. David J. Martinelli Sean P. & Kimberly Rhoads McCarthy ’88
On September 20, 2013, the school welcomed over 1,100 members of the AIS community to the opening celebration of the expanded campus.
Robert S. & Leanne Merz McMenamin ’90 Anita L. McMullin ’81 David B. & Sandra Keefe McMullin ’57 Mrs. Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Robert L. & Jane A. McNeil Mary P. McPherson ’53 Richard & Elizabeth E. Mentzinger William S. & Sandra M. Mezzanotte Mr. & Mrs. John S. Middleton Michael W. & Barbara B. Miles Caroline A. Moran ’85 Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran Ranney R. & Theresa M. Moran Ms. Martha E. Morse Louisa S. Mygatt Estate of Richard T. & Joan Thayer Nalle ’44 Carlton B. & Nina M. Neel Vernon L. & Wanda M. Odom Bonnie & Paul Offit Mrs. Diana Scott Oppenlander ’51 Mr. & Mrs. Marshall W. Pagon Michael O. & Elisa M. Pansini Jennifer C. Paradis Dennis & Elenita Mather Parker ’68 Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 Jeffrey R. & Eunice Tornetta Pendergast ’83 Mrs. Eleanor Reeve Peterson Mrs. Barbara S. Pettinos Derek N. & Wendy L. Pew Joan E. Pew ’80 Connie Anne Phillips ’83
Leo W. & Eve Bullitt Pierce ’72 William P. & Shara B. Pollie Lindsey Wilkins Press ’01 Mr. & Mrs. Seymour S. Preston, III Mr. & Mrs. Alfred W. Putnam, Jr. Leonard B. & Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58 Marc & Polly Richman Thomas S. & Carolyn W. Robbins Joan Church Roberts ’48 Roberto & Nadia Rodriguez T. Beauclerc & Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers ’57 Sarah G. Roth ’94 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Rubin Barbara Crowell Ryan ’53 The Schellenger Family James D. & Kristin A. Schinella John S. & Sarah Buck Schmader ’82 John K. & Maria R. Schneider Mary F. Seppala M. Rust & Nancy Day Sharp ’61 Alice Marshall Sharp ’62 Pamela J. Sheeran Betty Shellenberger ’39 Charlotte Ziesing Smith ’63 N. Gee & Jeannette W. Smith Pamela Brewer Smyth ’71 Marc J. & Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Elizabeth J. Staples ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Staples June M. Stolnis Bruce C. & Patricia Heppe Stouch ’78
The Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge Foundation Anne Ashton Strong ’49 Craig A. & Michele N. Styer Christopher & Lauren Sullivan Bruce E. & Cynthia Terker Christopher J. Thompson & Stefanie W. Lucas Radclyffe F. & Maria M. Thompson A. Anne French Thorington ’50 Nathaniel & Cornelia Marshall Toothaker ’95 Andrew B. & Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Jacques L. & Stephanie D. Vauclain Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Vogt Kenneth E. & Karen S. Volpert Charlotte Colket Weber ’61 John C. & Merritt Weber Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Welsh Raymond H. & Joanne T. Welsh Thomas F. & Karen L. White Bruce D. & Binney H. Wietlisbach Gordon H. & Diana O. Wilder Peter G. & Sara Wetherill Wilds ’59 Carter D. & Ginny Sharp Williams ’88 Julie Dill Williams ’54 Robert T. & Catharine M. Williams Sandra Crockett Williams ’77 Thomas L. & Yvonne S. Williams James M. & Lisa D. Wilson William R. & Diana Strawbridge Wister ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Wolcott
Abbe L. Wright ’03 Ms. Lida A. Wright Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Harold L. & Sharon C. Yoh Michael H. and Gayle F. Yoh William C. & Kelly G. Yoh Ann Murphy Zabel ’51 Dr. Gary D. Zimmer & Dr. Karen P. Zimmer Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Zuber Matching Gifts Berwind Corporation Matching Gifts Program Clorox Company Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Goldman Sachs & Company The Vanguard Group Foundation
This listing reflects all gifts made to the Dare to Do More Campaign through October 15, 2013.
Middle School lunch in the brand new Student Life Center.
Upper school students gather for lunch outside in the new Hamilton Family Courtyard and Dining Terrace.
2012-2013 Ann Hodgdon ’64 Heidi Thiermann Hole ’83 David P. & Alexis C. Hollander Priscilla Hook Holleran ’70 Edith Lamb Hollister ’66 Elizabeth Wistar Drayton Hopkins ’47 Janet Lockhart Hughes ’53 Amelia Erskine Hunter ’75 Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 Annabelle V. Irey ’76 Christina Masters Jones ’78 Pansy Ward Jones ’66 Katherine McCabe Juhas ’97 Antoinette F. Knorr ’69 Nancy Hill Lamason ’54 Erin M. Lanahan ’00 Susan G. Lea ’76 Elizabeth Moran Legnini ’76 Judy Marsh & R. Kimball Leiser Andrew L. Lewis, IV Nelly Keffer Lincoln ’44 Barbara Byers Littlefield ’48 Alida Nicholas Lovell ’53 Judith Barnes Luke ’55 Georgianna Remington Lyman ’37 Vicki Lynch Lee McIlvaine Manonian ’66 Laura Buck Marshall ’74 Patricia Peterson McCurdy ’51 Anne Rouse McDowell ’65 Nancy Mungall McDowell ’70 Anita L. McMullin ’81 Sandra Keefe McMullin ’57 Heidi Hartshorn McPherson ’75 Mary P. McPherson ’53 Donna A. Meyer Ursula W. Michel Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran M. Penney Moss Lisa Ginn Mottes ’82 Ann Stovell Moyer ’49 Susan Clark Ogden ’62** Mary Hulme O’Malley ’53 Mary Masters Opila ’77 Elenita Jackson Parker ’68 Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 Barbara Martin Pettinos ’53
The Laurel Society honors all those who establish a planned gift arrangement with The Agnes Irwin School. Planned gifts include bequest intentions, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds and other forms of deferred support. The Laurel Society has raised more than $5.3 million in contributions to Agnes Irwin since its inception in 1997. Laurel Society members make a commitment to Agnes Irwin that guarantees the educational experience they had at Agnes Irwin will be passed on to future generations. If you would like more information about The Laurel Society, please contact Julie Kalis, Director of Major Gifts, or Margaret Welsh, Director of Development, at 610-525-6125. Founding Chairs Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 Mary P. McPherson ’53 Advisory Committee Matilde Zalinski Davidson ’63 Edith Lamb Hollister ’66 Annabelle Pierson Irey ’53 Pansy Ward Jones ’66 Mary P. McPherson ’53 Eve Bullitt Pierce ’72 Kathleen Putnam Mary Knox Tatnall ’55 Members Anonymous (3) Melanie Gaspari Albahary ’92 Lucetta Sharp Alderfer Sarajane Smith Alexander ’49 Victor L. & Mary Koch Baer ’42 Helen Clothier Ballard ’57 Cynthia Hooper Bell ’79 Margaret Tryon Bennett ’54 Pamela A. Bicket ’69 Carol F. Boerner ’68 Jessamine Brandt ’54 Anne Clark Brooks ’38 Devereaux Rose Bruch ’55 William C. & Laura Thomas Buck ’49 Susan Cauffman Butterworth ’76 Gwendolyn M. Campbell ’87 Noel Spahr Cappillo ’92 Eleanor Geyelin Casey ’41 Ashley L. Chapman ’90 Pauline Carrigan Charles ’54 Olivia Crockett Chiles ’90
**New Member during fiscal year 2012-2013
Lori Brown Ciprich ’92 Constance Clery Isaac H. & Elizabeth P. Clothier Elizabeth B. Collins ’90 Cynthia L. Cooper Polly Warren Coxe ’77 Nancy R. Crockett ’79 Kara Smith Cumiskey ’84 Alexandra Davis Cummin ’85 Matilde Zalinski Davidson ’63 K. Whitney Rogers Davis ’82 Robin Belcher Davis ’71 Suzanne Mitchell Davis ’58 Rita E. Davis Christina McCabe deForest Keys ’97 Anne McIver Dunn ’59 Anne E. Dunwoody Jane Martin Emerson ’65 Caroline Lipscomb Ernst ’90 Jacqueline Walker Ernst ’34† Madeleine Q. Ewing ’65 Dr. Herbert A. Faust** Nancy A. Fay ’71 Megan Boyle Flinn ’87 Joan Carrigan Forester ’57 Joan Colgan Haas ’59 Eloise Sheaffer Hall ’57 Elizabeth Heebner Halliday ’80 Edward R. Hallowell Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74 Jennifer H. Harford Margaret E. Henry ’87 Anne M. Henry Mary Schimminger Hinds ’72 Margaretta Wharton Hoadley ’42
Joan E. Pew ’80 Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Eve Bullitt Pierce ’72 Clare T. Putnam Pozos ’00 Anne Snyder Pritchard ’60 Kathleen G. Putnam Sally Schoettle Randolph ’58 Murray Richards Richey ’69 Barbara H. Roberts ’53 Joan Church Roberts ’48 Letitia Roberts ’60 Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers ’57 Cynthia D. Rugart ’73 Karl F. Rugart Pamela Brown Russell ’69 Murray S. Savar Harold F. & Maryhelen L. Scattergood Mr. C. William Schellenger** Margaret Justice Scholl ’57 Esther Schwartz Mary F. Seppala Nancy Day Sharp ’61 Betty Shellenberger ’39 Daniel B. & Patty G. Slack Charlotte Ziesing Smith ’63 Currie Smith ’76 Joan Lallou Smith ’51 Richard L. & Amanda W. Smoot Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Joan Berguido Staples ’51 Sydney Davis Stevens ’55 Sarah Biddle Stokes ’39 Keith Nelsen Stroud ’73 Judith Carrigan Sykes ’59 Mary Knox Tatnall ’55 A. Anne French Thorington ’50 Julie E. Twitmyer ’88 Anne Batchelder Ulichney ’83 Margaret Bright Walker ’66 Margaret P. Welsh Raymond H. & Joanne T. Welsh ** Gay West-Klien ’75 Sandra Crockett Williams ’77 Ginny Sharp Williams ’88** Averel Roberts Wilson ’73** Diana Strawbridge Wister ’57 Ann Murphy Zabel ’51
Laurel Society Founding Chair Mary P. McPherson ’53 welcomes Dr. Herbert A. Faust into the Laurel Society at the inauguration breakfast.
An AIS student poses in the center of Broad Street for classmate Shena Providence â€™14.
Parents’ Council 2012-2013 Special thanks to all the parent volunteers who donate their time and talents to the many events that make AIS an exceptional community.
Parents’ Council hosts an annual Faculty Appreciation Luncheon to thank Agnes Irwin’s amazing faculty for their dedication to students. Pictured from left to right are Colleen Blejwas P ’23, Marlo Pagano-Kelleher P ’23, Taliba Foster ’88 P ’23, Sally Layden P ‘23, Debbi Coren P ’21 and Geri Heldring P ’22.
Lower School students jump for joy at the 2013 Mayfair!
Lee Tobar P ’13 ’17, Karen Volpert P ’13 and Mary Harper P ’13 enjoy the Spring Luncheon held at Overbrook Golf Club.
Gee Smith P ’14 and Peter Hill P ’12 ’15 hit the links at Gulph Mills Golf Club for the 12th annual Agnes Irwin Cup.
2012-2013 PARENTS’ COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & EVENT CHAIRS President Jeannette Smith Event Coordinator Alison Hastings Upper School Coordinator Alexis Hollander Middle School Coordinator Sara Glaser Lower School Coordinator Constance Mesiarik New Parent Coordinator Annie Ulichney
Secretary Kristin Nevins
Lower School Book Fair Kitty McQuaid
Spring Luncheon Angie Gopez & Lauren Sullivan
Communications Ashley Smith
Middle/Upper School Book Fair Jamie Haines
Commencement Luncheon Karen McGrane & Renee Whitehead
Member at Large Ginny Williams
Welcome Wellness Bonnie Offit & Kim Scott
Activities and Entertainment Liz Berger & Lynn Schafrank
Member at Large Alice Hurler
MS/US Staff Appreciation Lunch Wendy Platt & Nadia Rodriguez
Class Photos Megan Flinn
LS Staff Appreciation Lunch Taliba Foster & Marlo Kelleher
RenAISsance Sale Beth Pergolini
Winterfest DeLisa Boyd, Kristin Conway & Jane McNeil
Golf Tournament Lisa Barker & Patti Burkhart
May Fair Kristin Nevins, Suzanne Zelov & Liz Odiorne
PumpkinFest Michelle Matarazzo
Treasurer Nika Smith
CLASS PARENTS 2013 Kathy Howell, Debbie Karalis & Terri Moran 2014 Jane Bastian & Keith McLennan 2015 Babs Camerota & Deirdre Dooner 2016 Inge Damstra & Csilla Hevizi 2017 Beth Hare & Hayley Wada 2018 Leslie Majeski & Kimberly McCarthy 2019 Vicki Karlson & Marnie Kulp 2020 Sarah Breck & Susan Howatt
DISTRIBUTION OF PARENTS’ COUNCIL 2012-2013 GIFTS Athletics............................................................................. $ 5,000 Dare to Do More Campaign................................................. $ 75,000 Division Heads’ Funds......................................................... $ 15,000 Educational Enhancement.................................................. $ 5,000 Financial Student Support.................................................. $ 17,000 Fine and Performing Arts.................................................... $ 5,000 Head’s Discretionary Fund.................................................. $ 10,000 Lap Top Fund...................................................................... $ 40,600 PreK Classroom.................................................................. $ 1,000 Speakers’ Fund................................................................... $ 10,000 Technology......................................................................... $ 37,400 TOTAL GIFT......................................................................... $ 220,000
2021 Kristen Brooks & Stephanie Vauclain 2022 Kristen Parsells & Pam Riley 2023 Colleen Blejwas & Sally Layden 2024 Hilary Dash & Stephanie Jacobson 2025 Jennifer Larsen & Kiki Rosenberg 2026 Kim Macaione
Co-Chairs Jane McNeil P ’19, DeLisa Boyd P ’24 and Kristin Conway P ’20 hosted a wonderfully successful toga-themed Winterfest at the Philadelphia Country Club. Winterfest is the Parents’ Council’s largest event of the year, raising over $195,000.
2012-2013 Committees BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Vice Chairs Susan S. Burch Sharon C. Yoh
ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
NATIONAL ALUMNAE ADVISORY COUNCIL
President Elizabeth Cuckler Odiorne ’93
Co-Presidents Courtney Leimkuhler de Segundo ’97 Kelly M. Malloy ’93
Vice President Lisa A. Howell ’83
Secretary Pamela T. Berkman
Secretary Laura Wheeler Golding ’64
Treasurer Steven B. Katznelson
Treasurer Anne Casey Milligan ’95
Development Chair Derek N. Pew
Members Polly Warren Coxe ’77 Jennifer Keh Creary ’93 Anastasia T. Dorrance ’03 Middy I. Dorrance ’67 Anne Dillon Fisher ’90 Heather Cornwell Gray ’83 Ellen Van Pelt Jordan ’77 Christine E. Kuhinka ’81 Elizabeth A. McQuiston ’90 Devon Kennedy Nickel ’95 Mary Catherine O’Reilly-Gindhart ’08 Deborah Boas Pakradooni ’65 Lindsey Marshall Pierce ’89 Alexandra Fergusson Powell ’00 Katheryne Kerr Ferguson Rogers ’57 Pamela Brown Russell ’69 Charlotte Ziesing Smith ’63 Elizabeth Farrell Van der Waag ’95
Members Lisa Sherrerd Barker Elinor H. Buck Patrick P. Coyne Carolyn Colket Cullen ’87 Anne Fritchman Hamilton ’74* David P. Hollander Jennifer Kinkead ’84 Joanna McNeil Lewis Deanna Leicht Loughnane ’85 Laura Buck Marshall ’74* Anita L. McMullin ’81 Robert L. McNeil Elizabeth Cuckler Odiorne ’93 Bonnie Offit Marshall W. Pagon Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Marc Richman Kristin A. Schinella Mary F. Seppala N. Gee Smith Bruce E. Terker* Christopher J. Thompson Mark J. Thorburn Merritt Weber Yvonne S. Williams * Trustee Emerita/us
Members Theresa Bailey Baker ’75 L. Lee Brown ’94 Gwendolyn M. Campbell ’87 Patricia Richards Cosgrave ’59 Suzanne Mitchell Davis ’58 Courtney S. Fretz ’98 Stephanie M. Haldy ’00 Margaret E. Henry ’87 Hads P. Holmgren ’98 Antoinette F. Knorr ’69 Adrienne J. Lucier ’90 Elizabeth B. Marshall ’91 Susan Hirtle McEvoy ’00 Mary P. McPherson ’53 Kristin Heim Mowry ’88 Christine Wheeler Patton ’65 Joan E. Pew ’80 Connie Anne Phillips ’83 Maggie E. Poulos ’95 Clare Putnam Pozos ’00 Lindsey Wilkins Press ’01 Barbara Johnson Riley ’84 Sarah G. Roth ’94 Barbara B. Scullin ’83 Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Min Suh Son ’89 Maria Marques Thompson ’83 Amy C. West ’78 Maxine Zhang ’01
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE T. David Williams, Jr. Deanna Leicht Loughnane ’85 Ginny Sharp Williams ’88 James M. Buck, III Derek Nicholas Pew Carolyn W. Robbins Susan S. Burch Elizabeth Cuckler Odiorne ’93 Mary F. Seppala Jeannette W. Smith Ann Laupheimer Sonnenfeld ’77 Chris J. Thompson
PARENTS’ FUND COUNCIL Matthew D. and Sara Glaser Vanessa Fox Halpert ’91 Robert and Alison Hastings Gerald Lawrence Nina M. Neel Thomas J. and Audrey S. Perkins ’80 Thomas S. and Carolyn W. Robbins Maria R. Schneider Jacques L. Vauclain Thomas F. White
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Director of Development Margaret P. Welsh Capital Campaign Director Patricia Van Allen Voigt Director of Major Gifts Julie Kalis Associate Director of Major Gifts Cindy Hooper Bell ’79 Director of Annual Giving Programs Brooke C. Record Alumnae Giving Coordinator Melanie Gaspari Albahary ’92 Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs Janet L. Bartholdson ’06 Director of Alumnae Relations Brooke N. Norrett ’95 Director of Stewardship Megan Boyle Flinn ’87 Database Manager Roseann Guinan Capital Campaign Events and Special Projects Coordinator Cathy Jooste Director of Parent Special Events Cathy Ferguson Campaign Assistant June Stolnis Development Assistant Donna Meyer
A Milestone in Our 144-Year History This year—the culmination of our 10-year campus Master Plan— members of our community have a historic opportunity to help Agnes Irwin sustain excellence and strive for greatness. This year, Dare to Do More and the Agnes Irwin Fund are coming together to have an unprecedented impact upon both the physical campus and the quality of the education we provide girls. In order to fulfill each student’s potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being, we must fulfill our potential for greatness as an educational institution.
The Impact of the Agnes Irwin Fund
The Impact of Dare to Do More
•R esources: Ensures that academic departments have optimal materials and teaching tools. •F aculty: Enables the school to recruit, retain and support the professional development of outstanding faculty members. • Opportunities: Makes possible exploration and experiential learning for girls of all ages through field trips and service learning projects. •F inancial Aid: Broadens our pool of excellent candidates for admission and opens opportunities for more girls with the qualities we seek.
•S tudent Life Center: Accommodates community gatherings of various sizes in the new dining hall and multi-functional space and dramatically improves the daily schedule. • I nnovation Center: Gives dedicated space to creative thinking and practical problem solving in the STEAM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. •A thletics Center: Supports enhanced programming and greater opportunities in athletics with a double-court gym, fitness, rowing and squash centers and more.
This year and every year, AIS needs you to support the kind of excellence that characterizes an Agnes Irwin education.
This year, Agnes Irwin needs you to help finish what has been started, to complete the campus transformation that underpins our continued excellence in all-girls’ education.
DO MORE: Make One Gift and Double Your Impact Dare to do more this year! Dare to make your largest gift ever to The Agnes Irwin School. By increasing your gift, you will help us complete the Dare to Do More campaign, the most ambitious fundraising initiative in AIS history, and support the ongoing excellence made possible by the Agnes Irwin Fund. If you have questions or would like to discuss your gift, please contact Pat Voigt, Campaign Director, at 484-380-4103 or Brooke Record, Director of Annual Giving Programs, at 610-526-1674.
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The Class of 2013