Brotherhood THE DRISCOLL LEGACY
REMEMBERING VERNE PRIEST THE 2012-13 ANNUAL REPORT
AVON OLD FARMS SCHOOL Established 1927 Headmaster Kenneth H. LaRocque
Provost John T. Gardner
Editor Morgan C. Cugell
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Contributors Thanks to everyone who contributed to this magazine. Special thanks to Lizabeth Abramson, Seshu Badrinath, Cheryl Benoit, Michael Dembicer, Susan Haile, Carol Ketcham, Ken LaRocque, and Dan Seiden â€™00. The Avonian is published for the alumni, parents, and friends of Avon Old Farms School. It is distributed to approximately 8,000 readers. All rights reserved.
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14 The Brotherhood by Morgan C. Cugell
34 The $1 Million Thank-You: Clayton Johnson ’82
35 The 2012-13 Annual Report 76 The Last Word: Memories of Donald Pierpont SPOTLIGHTS
AOF U: Wilson Meyer ’13 and Will White ’13 by Morgan C. Cugell
Athletic Spotlight: Brad Seeber ’14 by Morgan C. Cugell
20 Student Spotlight: Mickoy Nichol ’14 by Morgan C. Cugell
22 Faculty Focus: The Band of Brothers by Susan Haile 30 Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Driscoll ’72 by Susan Haile DEPARTMENTS
2 Headmaster 4 Village Green 8 Athletics 28 The Elephant Remembers 26 Alumni 58 Class Notes Cover photo: Kevin Driscoll ’72 steps down as head football coach after nearly three decades. See page 10 for more about Kevin. Photo by Seshu Badrinath.
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Brotherhood isn’t just a feeling; it’s a way of life—the Avon way of life. It’s also one of Avon’s new core values. The camaraderie that exists among boys—in the dorms, in the classrooms, in the community, on the playing fields, and everywhere in between—is the foundation upon which Avon Old Farms School was built. The best school for boys exists solely because of this mighty bond, and the people who believe in it. This issue examines this powerful relationship, and the many ways it can be experienced on campus. And while ‘the brotherhood’ can certainly take on a somewhat masculine meaning, our female dorm parents, teachers, tutors, administrators, board members, staff members, and faculty spouses are every bit as much an integral part of this community as their male counterparts. In this issue, you’ll meet not just one but seven shining examples of that brotherhood—a band of faculty brothers who have nearly 140 years of combined service to the school. You’ll also meet our warden, Mickoy Nichol ’14. And you’ll remember Donald Pierpont, the celebrated former headmaster whose life we honored October 4-5, and Verne Priest, the beloved former groundskeeper and caretaker of our oldest club, the Nimrod Club. Finally, you’ll also find the 2012-13 Annual Report. Thank you all for your tremendous support of Avon Old Farms School! As always, I welcome your feedback. Aspirando et perseverando,
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Over the past year and a half we have been refining our strategic plan to include action outlines and specific timetables to address various initiatives. As a part of this process, we have revisited our mission statement and core values, and have made appropriate revisions. Several of our former core values, including civility, altruism, responsibility, selfdiscipline, and tolerance, were replaced by a broader value, brotherhood, which includes parts of each of them. The spirit of brotherhood that flourishes at Avon inspires us to fulfill our mission of “cultivating young men of integrity who honor wisdom, justice, inclusion, service, and the pursuit of truth.” Brotherhood is the bond which connects all Avonians. Our founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, stated that “the ways in which we differ are far more important than the ways in which we are alike.” The essence of brotherhood is the understanding that Avonians come in all flavors, shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. No one type of Avonian is better
than any other, but together we are powerful, and united we are a beautifully rich mosaic. Being a part of the Avon brotherhood is a privilege and, as is the case whenever we are afforded a privilege, we need to accept the responsibilities which accompany it. As a part of the brotherhood we are expected not only to support each other, but also to hold ourselves to a higher standard in living our lives. We are expected to impact society in a positive manner, to respect all people, to confront injustice, and to be a force for good in the world. When we are on campus, the brotherhood is strong, and living up to its ideals is much easier than when we are off campus or have graduated from Avon and moved onto college and our lives. It is when we are apart from our brothers that it is most important to stand tall in fulfilling the mission of our brotherhood. Of course, it is in these situations when we need to call upon our moral courage and fortitude, forged during our years as Avon students, to steel us and guide our actions.
“No one type of Avonian is better than any other, but together we are powerful, and united we are a beautifully rich mosaic.” -KENNETH H. LAROCQUE
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This issue of The Avonian examines the concept of brotherhood on campus, and its strength can surely be seen in the number of alumni who return to school as faculty and administrators to work with our students and to be immersed in the brotherhood once again. It is also seen in the 96 students currently enrolled at school who are considered to be legacies, meaning that they are here following in the footsteps of another member of their family. On October 4th and 5th, a group of alumni from the 1950s and 1960s gathered on campus to remember and honor Don Pierpont, our provost (headmaster) from 1948 to 1968. Don understood well the concept of brotherhood and encouraged individuality while espousing the virtues of community and connection among Avonians. September 30, 2013, marked the 45th anniversary of Don’s untimely passing at age 61, as well as the 65th anniversary of the re-opening of our school under his leadership following the four years that Avon closed its doors as a school to serve as a military hospital for the rehabilitation of blinded World War II veterans. Another Avonian who understands the concept of brotherhood well is Kevin Driscoll, Class of 1972, our much loved, longtime faculty member, coach, mentor, and brother. Kevin always displays the highest ideals of the brotherhood, whether he is counseling students, coaching our football team, or meeting with alumni. “To everything there is a season,” the familiar opening lyric of a song written by the quintessential Avon brother, Pete Seeger ’36, is appropriate in honoring Kevin, who stepped down as our head varsity football coach, a position he has held since 1985, at the end of the fall season.
He has made this move so that he can devote his full energies to working with alumni, parents of alumni, and friends of our school and help them to reconnect and engage with our school community in a variety of ways. Kevin wants to be sure that, in the future, we will continue to be able to offer deserving young men the opportunity to attend Avon Old Farms regardless of their financial circumstances. We gathered to honor Kevin on Saturday, November 2, prior to our night game against Phillips Exeter, when it was announced that the Board of Directors had named him Head Coach Emeritus of the Avon Old Farms football program. At this time of thanksgiving, it is appropriate to remember and thank individuals like Don Pierpont and Kevin Driscoll and so many others whose life’s work was and has been in the service of our students and our school. Aspirando et Perseverando!
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Village Green Broadcast Journalism: Content Creation in the Digital Age Avon students are raving about one of the latest elective course offerings: broadcast journalism and new media, taught by ESPN executive vice president, current parent, and Board Member Norby Williamson. This one-semester class offers insight straight from the professionals, focusing on content creation in the digital age, with emphasis on newsgathering, interviewing, and video creation. This class allows students to develop a professional understanding of all forms of content creation for television, audio, and digital platforms, in addition to offering hands-on practice. Norby has customized the course based on his years of experience and has been able to utilize the topics of presentations he has given at journalism schools over the past decade, such as story conceptualization, programming strategies, interviewing techniques, audience demographics research, marketing, and enterprise reporting. The course also examines the business side of content distribution, including 4
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advertising sales and the monetization of broadcasting. In September, ESPN college basketball analyst and former Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg surprised the students with a mock press conference, showcasing valuable interview skills, news reporting and writing, and journalistic standards and practices. Planned visits from other journalism professionals will offer additional perspective. Another highlight of the course is the potential for field trips or job shadowing opportunities, to ESPN, local news stations, or remote events, which would reinforce the lessons learned in the classroom. “I decided to take the course because I wanted to get a first-hand look at broadcast journalism and what it takes to be a successful journalist,” comments Marc Zuzolo ’14. “Mr. Williamson has incredible knowledge and experience. The class has given me a competitive advantage as I pursue my passion for media and communications in college.”
A Better Tomorrow… Avon honored with a gift from the H.O.P.E. Foundation Over the summer, Kathy and Lou DiCocco, parents of the late Frank DiCocco ’02, presented a check from the H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow to Headmaster LaRocque in the amount of $25,000. The Coach Frank D.B. DiCocco ’02 Scholar is to be a young man with financial need, who is academically motivated, is an athlete, and has a commitment to being his best self in the classroom and on the playing field. Frank, who passed away in May of 2013, was a passionate supporter of Avon Old Farms School, and his parents honored that passion with a gift in his name. Thank you to the DiCoccos and the H.O.P.E. Foundation!
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Eat–Learn–Live The New Riddle Refectory von Old Farms School is excited to announce its partnership with Flik Independent School Dining. Flik, a market leader currently serving 150 independent schools, has enjoyed success based on its mantra: Eat. Learn.Live., a commitment to building strong bodies and sharp minds and establishing the foundation for a longer, healthier life. Executive Chef Hector Vazquez of Flik joins veteran AOF Director of Dining Services Jim Kirschner and his team in the kitchen to bring the Avon community a new and unique culinary experience. Flik’s menus, featuring fresh, whole ingredients and local and sustainable items, will be specifically designed for Avon’s needs and available during the school year at www. myschooldining.com/avon. A nutrition specialist will be available to review menus as well as tailor them to specific dietary considerations, such as vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and gluten-free. “I find that with the changes in the food, there are more options for more students,” noted Nolan Callahan ’14
of the diversified menu offerings. “The student body as a whole is happier and more boys want to attend meals.” Travis Kozak ’14 agrees, commenting, “I’ve been really excited to see the changes, and I think the addition of the self-service stations has been amazing.” Students and faculty members alike have welcomed Flik’s commitment to quality, nutrition, and service this fall. Much of
the produce comes fresh from local growers—including Avon’s own gardens!—and each meal features several options, and always a vegetarian
entrée. Two soups are available at lunch, and the salad bar boasts grilled vegetables, bean and pasta salads, and an assortment of delectable dressings in addition to fresh baby greens and cut vegetables. Also new this year is a self-serve panini station, offering several
different meats, cheeses, and breads to be pressed on the grill for another hot option at lunch. Family-style service continues at dinner, preserving the tradition that Avon students have enjoyed for decades, and, as always, lunch tables are assigned, as well.
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His Life, His Legacy Avon Celebrates Donald Pierpont O ver the weekend of October 4-5, friends and family gathered to honor the life and legacy of former Headmaster Donald Pierpont, with close to 70 alumni returning to share stories of the many ways Don impacted their lives. On Friday evening, in addition to cocktails and a delightful dinner, guests enjoyed music from the Riddlers, who were joined by the Pierpont-era Avon Heirs, and post-dinner chat, when laughter and tears filled the room as alumni regaled the group with tales of Don’s extraordinary care and dedication. Many alumni spoke of how Don saved them as students, and helped shaped the paths of the rest of their lives. One alumnus recalled how Don helped ease his anxiety and homesickness: “He told me to be honest, and to be brave, and to persevere. He was not just the headmaster of the school, and he was not just a friend. He was my father, and his advice stayed with me the rest of my life.” Many alumni at the event spoke of second chances, and how thankful they were that Don had granted them the opportunity to find success at Avon. “Don Pierpont became a second family to me,” said one alumnus. “He restored my selfesteem. It is very difficult to explain the influence of this man.” “I wouldn’t have been anything without this school,” said another. “And I can thank Don Pierpont for that.” “Don understood what it meant to be young at that time,” recalled another alumnus. “He cared deeply for his students.” Tales of Don’s humor and wit, unconventional disciplinary techniques, and even his Great Dane, filled the room with warmth and celebration. Finally, Headmaster LaRocque announced that Guy Dove ’57 had established the Donald Pierpont Headmaster’s Chair with a very generous lead gift. On Saturday morning, alumni and families gathered together again for a service of remembrance in Avon’s chapel; the Chapel of Jesus the Carpenter was converted from the original carpenter’s shop by Don Pierpont. In music and in prayer, Don was remembered and celebrated, as more poignant stories were shared,
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“Don Pierpont became a second family to me,” said one alumnus. “He restored my self esteem. It is very difficult to explain the influence of this man.”
of the salvation of individual boys and lives restored. Soloist Kelvin AgyenimBoateng ’16 sang “The Wind Beneath My Wings,” a touching musical moment, as Avon Old Farms School, and the boys it served during the Pierpont era, relied upon Don Pierpont to let them soar. Following the service, a trip to the Pierpont grave sites provided a final opportunity for private reflections of Don and Nan Pierpont, and their daughter, Nancy, all of whom are buried at West Avon Cemetery. Upon the return to campus, the celebratory weekend came to a close with a festive luncheon, and the
encouragement for alumni to return to campus whenever possible, a sentiment that echoed Don’s own words in the 1965 yearbook: “You will grow and change, and change and grow some more. By progression and recession, you will move forward, but wherever you go, whatever you do, however you do it, you will always be Men of Avon, and as Men of Avon you are free to return whenever you can, from wherever you are and by whatever means you chose; by letter, by phone call, or by actual visit, you are always welcome—always welcome!”
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Wilson Meyer ’13 and Will White ’13 The United States Military Academy at West Point W ilson Meyer ’13 and Will White ’13 are two of Avon’s finest recent grads. Both members of the student council—Will was last year’s warden, and Wilson was recording secretary—they were also Cum Laude scholars, devoted community servants, and varsity athletes. So it is fitting that these close friends and fellow Avonians have carried on their tradition of excellence by attending a service academy together. Halfway through their first year at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Wilson and Will both speak of the challenges they’ve encountered, but also their dedication and determination, and the preparation they were afforded by attending Avon Old Farms School. Cadets Meyer and White, as they are now known, were both shocked and overwhelmed by their initiation into the program at Cadet Basic Training, known simply as BEAST: six weeks of intensive physical training, with no communication or technology allowed save for handwritten letters and three phone calls. Will says that BEAST provided the opportunity for bonding with his squad mates as they struggled together. “If anything got me through BEAST, it was knowing I was not alone,” agreed Wilson, a former member of Avon’s varsity riflery team, who also recalled the excitement of training in the field and learning how to use their new rifles. “The training was fun,” he says. “We did a lot of shooting and physical work. Mountain climbing and rappelling, shooting with night vision goggles, and land navigation were the most fun for me.” Cadet Field Training was dedicated to fallen Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, a
member of Avon’s Class of 2002. During field training, the Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel Memorial Award, for the platoon leader who best exemplified the seven Army values and the concept of officership throughout Cadet Field Training, was presented to a member of the West Point Class of 2014. “His memory lives on here,” says Wilson, who emailed Headmaster LaRocque with the news. Wilson and Will are fortunate to be in the same company, and even live a few doors down from one another, a privilege that affords a bit of creature comfort for the two young men as they traverse the West Point path. “I have a feeling that I would be having a lot tougher of a time adjusting if I did not have someone like Wilson close by,” admits Will. As first-year students, Wilson and Will are called plebes. Their days are heavily scheduled, beginning with work duty at 5:30 a.m., followed by breakfast, classes, and Commander’s time, for either intramural athletics, physical training, or drill practice. After dinner and a study period, they are lucky if they get to bed before 1 a.m. As each year passes, they will be granted more privileges. “The classes are all very good, but very challenging,” notes Will, who believes Avon prepared him well for the workload. “They give us a lot of work for each day, so I usually have to prioritize my work, but I do not feel too overwhelmed by the academic work so far, and I definitely have to thank Avon for that.” Wilson notes that the defining characteristic of classes at West Point is the infamous Thayer method: “Every day, we are supposed to show up to class knowing what we do not know. In other words, we teach ourselves in advance, and use the teacher to clear up any confusion, which means instead of homework being the reinforcing part of school, it is now the teacher.” Will hopes to join as many clubs as possible, and would like to travel abroad to a Portuguese-speaking country, while Wilson wants to join the elite ski patrol club, for which he must pass an interview as well as an outdoor emergency care course. Both speak of the comparisons that can be made easily between Avon and West Point,
most notably of the camaraderie that exists among company members. Of course, the challenges of time management and workplay balance exist at West Point, as well. “Long days, short weeks,” adds Wilson, who also cites another similarity called additional instruction. “I can make an appointment with my teacher to review anything about the class one on one,” he says. “If the teacher has the period or free time, he or she is always willing to help, just like at Avon with enrichment and the opportunity to get extra help.” Although he is unsure of what exact branch he’d like to pursue after graduation, Will is considering armor, air defense artillery, and a few logistical branches; he hopes to do well enough in school to have many options available. Wilson, who was once steadfast in his determination to join the infantry, agrees that the other options available are becoming more relevant. “My whole life, I have wanted to be in the infantry. In my head, infantry was the only branch,” recalls Wilson. “I couldn’t see myself sitting in a tank in armor, sitting behind a desk in finance, or shipping explosives in ordnance. But now, after going through BEAST, and talking to several cadets and officers, I am unsure as to what branch I want. I know I want to go combat arms, but my sureness on infantry died down some,” he says, citing space ops and armor as potential choices. Both Wilson and Will agree that overcoming mental obstacles has been the biggest challenge, but each is determined to persevere, a testament to their Avon upbringing. “This place is challenging,” admits Wilson. “The trick is staying positive. Everything I am doing is all for the greater purpose of serving my country, and that makes it all worth it. “It is about the men and women who came before me. It is about the lives of the men and women I will be responsible for in four years.” “Sometimes it’s hard to remember why I came here, so I try to take a step back,” agrees Will. “Everything here is possible, if you want it bad enough. You just have to remember why you came.”
Athletics “The relationships I’ve made with my coaches, advisors, and teachers have helped me along the way so much, and I have so many new brothers.”
Brad Seeber ’14 A co-captain on the varsity soccer team, Brad Seeber ’14 is the team’s starting goalkeeper and has been impressing between the pipes for the last four years. Last March, he committed to play soccer at Lafayette College, where he plans to major in economics. He is also a member of the varsity basketball and varsity track and field teams. Brad takes his job as captain seriously, noting that he feels tremendous responsibility in the position. “There are more than 10 seniors graduating from the team next year,” he says, “so I think the biggest role for me is trying to prepare and help out the underclassmen for the upcoming years.” A dean’s list student, Brad is also a scholar, taking multiple honors and Advanced Placement courses, and an extremely involved Avonian: he is a member of Avon Outreach and peer tutoring, in addition to being the editor-in-chief of the Avon
Record. “I feel my role as a student here is to contribute to every opportunity that Avon offers its students,” he explains. “Even though it wasn’t required, I wanted to participate in three sports for the athletic program. I want to be a part of any clubs I can, and get the best possible grades that I can. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at Avon, “ says Brad. “Looking back, I have changed so much, but my impression of Avon is still the same. Avon is the best school for boys, and there is no other place in the country where you can get the camaraderie you have here. “Though I am excited to go to college, I am also saddened to be leaving my second home,” he continues. “The relationships I’ve made with my coaches, advisors, and teachers have helped me along the way so much, and I have so many new brothers. “It’s crazy to think how much this place has changed me for the better.”
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The Driscoll Legacy Kevin’s Last Game
n November 2, 2013, Avon Old Farms School celebrated the illustrious coaching career of Kevin Driscoll ’72, an Avon icon and the head varsity football coach since 1985. This season marks Kevin’s last as Avon’s head coach, as current associate head coach, Bill Mella, will take over as head coach next year. Coach Driscoll will focus his energy on his new role in the Alumni and Development Office, as a major gifts officer, building financial aid reserves to help provide deserving young men with the opportunity to enjoy an Avon education. As Kevin coached his last home game for Avon Old Farms School, the Winged Beavers took on Phillips Exeter Academy under the lights on Ryan Field, defeating the Big Red in an exciting and emotional 28-21 victory. Prior to the game, close to 200 alumni, parents, and friends gathered in Riddle Refectory for a touching tribute to Coach Driscoll. A tailgate buffet kicked off the festivities, while Kevin received gifts from alumni, spent time with his many family
Aspiring and Persevering Mike Cox ’08 Joins the New York Giants Mike Cox ’08 is a testament to Avon’s tried and true motto of aspirando et perseverando. After remaining predominantly inactive for much of his collegiate athletic career, Mike made a proactive decision to try to get the ball moving again—and now, the football star is on the field with the New York Giants. A three-year player at Avon Old Farms School, he rushed for more than 2400 yards at running back, including 222 yards on 41 carries before his senior season was cut short due to an ankle injury. He rushed for more than 1000 yards as a junior, averaging nearly 10 yards per carry, and scored 16 times on the ground his sophomore year. 10
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members in attendance, and caught up with former players, such as Mike Cox ’08, currently playing for the New York Giants. Headmaster Ken LaRocque began the ceremony, calling Kevin the “consummate team player” as he begins the next season of his Avon life in his role in development. He also recalled Kevin’s many tremendous career accolades, and his devoted former players and students, many of whom were in attendance. Next, guests were treated to two poignant video tributes, the first from current student and football player Ryan Phillips ’14, who composed a meaningful letter of gratitude to Coach Driscoll, from a theoretical future captain of the Winged Beaver football team. Then, a video from former player Pat Ashe ’91 was shown, featuring photos from Kevin’s long tenure at Avon— both as a student and as a coach—alongside interview highlights. Chairman of the Board of Directors Brian Conroy ’82
spoke next. Brian, captain of the football team in 1982, began and ended his address in the same way: “I love Kevin Driscoll.” He spoke of Kevin’s passion for football and for brotherhood, and then bestowed upon him a plaque of gratitude that also declared Kevin the official head coach emeritus of the Avon Old Farms School varsity football team. Greeted with a long standing ovation, an emotional Coach Driscoll took to the stage to thank his family, his colleagues, and all his former players, before heading to the Chapel to deliver his final pregame Chapel talk. The Winged Beavers then processed into the quad and through an honor corridor around the Village Green, made up of the many Coach Driscoll supporters in attendance, before making their way to Ryan Field for their final home game of the season. Kevin Driscoll’s impressive coaching record includes a strong winning tradition and multiple Erickson League championships. Many of his former players have enjoyed collegiate football careers at top universities, and several have also played in the NFL. Coach Driscoll has been personally honored twice by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame for coaching excellence, and is highly respected throughout New England for his coaching accomplishments. The night was a fitting tribute to one of the area’s premier football coaches.
Mike matriculated to the University of Michigan, which turned out to be a seemingly imperfect fit. He red-shirted his freshman year, then only saw action in a handful of games over the course of the next three seasons. The NCAA later granted Mike permission to transfer without sitting out the year; he headed to UMass, where he saw immediate and tremendous success in 2012. He started all 12 games for the Minutemen, scoring five times and leading the team with 198 carries for 715 yards. He also caught 13 tosses for 63 yards. The professionals began to take notice, and Mike was named to the All-American Super Sleeper Team by The NFL Draft Report. At the NFL Super Regional Combine in Dallas, he attracted more NFL attention, running a 4.58-second 40-yard dash, with 24 reps in the 225-pound bench press,
followed by a 41-inch vertical jump and a 10’ 11” broad jump. Despite his atypical trajectory through college football, Mike’s skill set spoke for itself, and the New York Giants were listening. They selected Mike as the penultimate pick of the 2013 NFL draft. At 6 feet and 220 pounds, Mike had a strong preseason, impressing the Giants with his speed and his elusiveness. Now, with some experience under his belt and a few unfortunate injuries to the Giants lineup, Mike has the chance to step into a leading role as a fullback or a halfback— and he’s confident that he is up for the challenge. “There’s a lot to understand,” Mike said. “You have to read the defensive fronts, linebackers, and secondary almost like a quarterback. But I feel like I’m ready to go.”
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Brothers depend on one another for many reasons. Leadership. Camaraderie. Trust. Laughter. Moral counsel. Girlfriend advice. A spare pair of cleats. A study buddy. A high five after the big game; a hug after a tough loss. Relationships between brothers have powerful and deep-set roots, and none are deeper than at Avon Old Farms School. With this in mind, Avon recently revealed a revamped set of core values, with one notable new addition: brotherhood. Ask any student what he values most about our school, and the answer is typically the feeling of community we have created here. Students, faculty, and staff know each other well; they respect one anotherâ€™s diversity of origins, and they enjoy spending time together. This Villageâ€”and its supportive and nourishing way of lifeâ€”fosters a belief in brotherhood among all its members, and our alumni often report lamenting the loss of these relationships between brothers, ones that are impossible to replicate. Avon offers boys a lens through which they can view the world, not just as students, but also as men. Classroom lessons become life lessons. A small, model community amongst the greater Global Village, Avon encourages boys to seek a moral compass, and to embrace the brotherhood as a stepping stone on their paths to becoming outstanding young men. We provide young men with the tools necessary to achieve in their scholastic, athletic, and artistic endeavors, and there is no greater tool than to be a part of something bigger. A boy who has brothers is a boy who has the foundation for tremendous personal growth.
Avon’s core values
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In the Dormitories…
In the Classroom…
classroom experience is uniquely enhanced by the all-boys advantage of Avon Old Farms. In an all-boys context, our students embrace scholastic challenges while feeling safe exploring the arts, experimenting with poetry, and just being themselves. They are in an environment where people clearly care about them; they are free to be themselves, unencumbered by the fear of embarrassment or compulsion to show off in front of the opposite sex.
In addition, peer tutoring gives students the opportunity to learn from one another in a manner completely unique and separate from their interactions with their teachers. Boys are free to talk and question openly in ways they might not always feel comfortable doing with faculty members. End-of-year academic honors are bestowed in front of the community, with stepping-up ceremonies highlighting future class leaders and encouraging the continued pursuit of excellence.
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Every student is a member of the close-knit Avon community—the defining aspect of the Avon way of life— and nowhere is that more evident than the residential program. Vertical housing allows students of all age groups to interact with one another, often leading younger students to find direction from their role models in the upper grades. Additionally, dormitory monitors provide leadership, responsibility, and counsel for their brothers. The residential program also offers students many opportunities for character development, personal growth, and creating lifelong friendships. Guest speakers cover topics supporting our core values, Chapel talks and Sunday night Vespers presentations promote spirituality, and the many and varied social activities provide boys (and girls) with the chance to make lasting memories with new friends while having fun—at yoga class, on a trip to a local mall, at a dance at Miss Porter’s School, or even at a Friday night Twister tournament.
Catching up with… Captain Avon
In the Community… Avon Outreach, the student community service club, is made up of more than 75 Avonians. The club provides chances for students to do community service both on and off campus. Avon Outreach sponsors many different events and service opportunities throughout the year, including many fundraising walks— for juvenile diabetes research and multiple sclerosis research, for example—in addition to hosting a Relay for Life in May to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Avon’s biggest fundraising initiative, for Toys for Tots, enriches every holiday season. Many ongoing initiatives allow students to get more personally involved in the service of their choosing, such as cooking meals at a local soup kitchen, playing bingo at a nursing home, coaching Special Olympics sports, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, or throwing pots on a wheel for the Empty Bowls project to help end hunger. Dedicating themselves to serving others allows boys to work side by side for a cause greater than themselves; it strengthens character, and powerful relationships are forged as students are united in their service and their mission. While there is no community service graduation requirement at Avon, all students are strongly encouraged to participate in some type of community service every year, and it is estimated that more than 75 percent of the student body participates in at least one Avon Outreach event each year.
Travis Kozak ’14 has long been a frequent fixture of the Avon Army. This year, he was named Captain Avon, effectively the president of the spirit club, and he takes his role rather seriously. “School spirit and brotherhood go hand in hand, and school spirit promotes brotherhood here,” he comments. “There is this unparalleled camaraderie here that leads to an unbreakable family bond.” Before important athletic contests, Travis and the spirit club come up with skits to present at morning meeting, and decide on a theme—such as a white-out, when everyone wears all white—for the so-called “Avon Army” to sport on the sidelines. “I think being involved in the school is as important as showing up to class,” he explains. “You only get as much as you put in here at Avon. Captain Avon is a great figure to have on campus because he rallies the school behind a common goal.”
On the Playing Fields…. It’s no secret that Avon’s storied athletic program attracts students near and far who want to be a part of the Winged Beaver tradition. Our multiple levels of teams offer all boys the chance to join a program, and our dynamic coaching staff works closely with each boy to provide guidance and the opportunity for improvement. Busloads of student fans travel across New England to cheer on their peers in the biggest games of the season. Captain Avon rallies the troops on the sidelines, his cape flowing behind him, as the crowd roars in support.
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The Higgins Brothers
hris ’01, Kevin ’03, and Rob ’13 may be separated by many years, but Avon’s lasting legacy has found a way to bind them together with ties stronger than just their family. Chris, the first of the brothers to attend, is a product of the school’s storied hockey program, and enjoyed tremendous success on the ice as a Winged Beaver. He entered the NHL after a stellar career at Yale University, becoming the first player from Yale ever to be selected in the first round of the NHL entry draft in 2002 when the Montreal Canadiens chose him with the 14th pick. Chris was followed by his younger brother, Kevin, who attended Avon for a postgraduate year. Chris explained that their family ties may have played a part in why the Higgins brothers felt so at home at Avon. “Settling into the Avon brotherhood may have been easier for the Higgins boys than it may have been for others. We were born into a natural brotherhood. However, the brotherhood at Avon Old Farms encourages students to reach outside themselves and establish relationships that exceed familial boundaries,” he observes. “The brotherhood at Avon strengthened the bond between my brothers and me and further extended our brotherhood to include the men we established relationships with at Avon. The brotherhood is so powerful because it’s a bond shared only by the men who have attended Avon; it’s an experience and a bond that cannot be duplicated or replicated.”
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“My time at Avon allowed me to grow and mature as a young man,” explains Kevin. “As one of the three Higgins brothers to attend Avon, I have a strong connection to the school that shaped both my brothers and me as men. It sets the foundation upon which boys become men, and it provides the basis from which honor, integrity, and loyalty stem. The brotherhood and the values we teach and instill in one another surely endure.” That foundation, and the values he developed as a student, may have led Kevin toward his eventual career path; he’s currently a New York City police officer, following somewhat in the footsteps of his father, Robert, a New York City firefighter who was at the scene of the 9/11 attacks in the weeks following the tragedy. Shortly thereafter, Robert Sr. spoke to the Avon community during a Sunday night Vespers service in a touching tribute in the Chapel, noting, “the firehouse is like this school. It’s a brotherhood.” Rob followed Kevin a decade later, and believes that the Avon brotherhood is no more evident anywhere than at Providence College, where he is a freshman; he spends a majority of his time with the seven other Avon graduates who attend. “There is a strong bond that connects everyone who went to Avon that is very hard to describe in words,” he says. “It is
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very similar to a family. Throughout your four years at the school, most of your life is spent with fellow classmates and faculty members, more than it is with your family back home. You learn to care for and watch out for others as you would with your own family.” And Rob agrees with Kevin when he notes the important role Avon played in his personal growth, and the lessons that sustain him. “I think what makes Avon so special— and why all three of us went there—is that Avon is unlike many other places. Avon provides you with everything essential you need to be successful in your life,” he claims. “It is not just the things you learn in the classroom or with your teams on the playing field, but rather it’s the things that no one can teach you. The things you learn from the different people up in the dorms or on the buses to away games. It was the knowledge I gained outside the classroom that I will take with me for the rest of my life. “My four years at Avon were the best four years of my life so far. Avon gave me the opportunity to grow during such an important time in my life.”
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von’s brotherhood extends not just to alumni but also to faculty with the Biggart brothers: Matt ’02, Trevor ’06, Erik ’08, and Jeb ’14. Matt, the first to graduate, is now an Avon faculty member, teaching in the history department, and coaching three seasons. His youngest brother, Jeb, is a member of the senior class, and while Matt hasn’t taught him in the classroom, he has been able to coach him and observe his growth as a student, and as a young man, over the last few years, a unique opportunity that has allowed them the chance to bond as Biggart brothers, and Avonian brothers, as well. “Avon alumni know that no matter when they graduated, they experienced many of the same struggles. Mrs. Riddle’s idea to create some ‘semblance of permanence’ means that an Avon education is a constant between each and every generation of Avonians,” he explains, citing the overlaps between him and Jeb, despite their 12-year age gap. “Even with all the social and cultural change, Avon remains a place that we can all share and experience.” Avon’s enduring tradition is part of what brought Matt to teach here. “I’ve never been part of an institution quite like Avon.
It’s familial and supportive. As a student, I was encouraged to always do my best. That urgency for improvement was constant and universal throughout my four years. “I think it says a lot about the school that my brothers and I all chose Avon,” observes Matt. “We grew up together in the same family but we are all different and have varied interests. The fact that we all found a place here shows an inclusivity that is unique. “Life at Avon is not easy, and there are challenges to face everyday. That type of consistent struggle forges strong bonds that last for lifetimes,” he comments. “It’s an experience that can only be fully understood by living through it.” Jeb, the youngest of the Biggarts, took a bit longer to buy into the Avon way, noting that he felt the weight of his last name as the last of the brothers. He says he was nervous, anxious, and intimidated as a freshman, but quickly adapted and found the closeness of his peers to be comforting. “I had heard stories about Avon from my own brothers, but I never fully
understood it as a kid. I could never grasp the concept of having 400 brothers; three was enough for me! But it truly seems like you’re brothers with everyone on campus. It’s present everywhere,” says Jeb. “In the varsity hockey game against Westminster, in the small talk at lunch, in the traditions you make in the dorms with your closest friends, and on the walk to morning meeting in the Chapel. The brotherhood we share is exemplified everywhere on campus. I consider every student at Avon my brother in some aspect of the word. “Brotherhood has many meanings at Avon, but one thing is for sure: brotherhood is the single most important aspect of Avonian life,” says Jeb. “It’s not only the bond that Avon students share but it’s what Avon represents as a whole. “No matter what I end up doing in my life, I know that my own brothers and I will forever be connected to Avon traditions and hold on to this extended brotherhood we share with all our extended Avon brothers, too.”
“ I believe that anyone who has ever walked through Diogenes archway is part of the Avon Brotherhood: a bond that can’t be broken.” -HENRY R. COONS ‘71
Avon Old Farms currently employs 17 alumni. From left to right: Ralph Allen ’06, Peter Deckers ’90, Blake Forkey ’09, Dan Seiden ’00, John Bourgault ’80, Kevin Driscoll ’72, Henry Coons ’71, Patrick Miller ’07, Brendon Welker ’91, Graham Callaghan ’95, Brian Malchoff ’07, Mike Symes ’81, Rob Dowling ’91, Rob Whitty ’87, Peter Rice ’76, and Matt Biggart ’02. Missing is Geoff Barlow ’98.
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Mickoy Nichol ’14 By Morgan C. Cugell
ickoy Nichol ’14 is this year’s warden; essentially, he’s the president of the student body. With this title comes the opportunity to deliver the first student chapel talk of the year, an honor he took quite seriously. “Think about the people you have here supporting you,” he encouraged his fellow classmates as they began the school year. “I’ve realized that time goes by pretty fast around here; before you know it, it’ll be graduation. I look forward to spending more time with my brothers, and enjoying my senior year to the fullest, while trying to make sure the student body is pleased with its experience, as well.” Mickoy’s commitment to his role as warden is reflective of his complete dedication to Avon. Originally from Jamaica, where he lived for 11 years, Mickoy now calls Cape Cod, Massachusetts, home; he arrived at Avon as a freshman and has left his mark ever since. An admissions ambassador and a member of the diversity club, he is also a captain of the varsity football and track and field teams and was a captain of the JV basketball team last year. And yet it is Mickoy’s time as a member of Avon Outreach, the community service club, that he claims to be most fulfilling. “Growing up in Jamaica, I didn’t have a lot,” he explains.
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“When I came to America, everything seemed so much easier. Now I have the opportunity to help those who were in the same situation that I was at one point in my life.” In addition to his work in the community, Mickoy also impresses in the classroom and on the athletic fields. An honor roll student, he earned the Earnest and Persistent Effort Award his sophomore year. As an athlete, he was honored with the Hetherington Cup his freshman year, the Higgins Cup his sophomore year, and the Jennings Cup his junior year, each award bestowed upon the top athlete in his class. And while he has been a force on the football field and on the basketball court, as well, it is as a jumper on the track and field team that he has excelled, taking third place in the long jump at the New England championships as a freshman, fifth place as a sophomore, and third place as a junior. Last year, he was the New England champion triple jumper, taking the title with an astonishing leap of 42 feet, 11 inches, which was not only a personal record, but a new Avon Old Farms School record, as well. While Mickoy may have spent his time at Avon collecting honors and awards, he wasn’t always so sure-footed, noting that he has leaned on Ms. Coz in the Learning Center and Mr. Cooper, his advisor, to help him achieve success over the last four years. Mr. Cooper has been Mickoy’s advisor since before he even arrived at Avon, working with him at a summer program at
“Enjoy your time with your new family, gentlemen, and appreciate what you have, because not everyone has the opportunity to wake up on this beautiful campus every morning.”
Wolfeboro School. “Mickoy has been known for his relentless work ethic, dominating athletic performances, and his contagious smile,” comments Mr. Cooper. “Although he was shy and timid in his first year, it did not take long for Mickoy to feel at home at Avon. It was still the fall of his freshman year when he declared to me that he loved it here. “It has been challenging for Mickoy. He has truly earned every accolade bestowed on him. “It is understandable if some look at Mickoy and think, ‘it seems so easy for him.’ Mickoy’s positive attitude makes it look that way, but he has had to work for all of it. He has had to dig deep to find his confidence as a student and his voice as a leader. “One of the things that makes Mickoy special is that he truly understands and appreciates the opportunity he has here. No one is more thankful to be a Winged Beaver. I know that as a community, we are thankful that he is one, too.” Mickoy agrees. “Avon is a place where I have learned to step out of my comfort zone,” he comments, noting his decision to run for student council. “I didn’t know I was going to get elected, and when I did I was very honored, because I love Avon Old Farms. I am so happy I decided to attend this school, because Avon has given me so many opportunities that I never take for granted. I am just so blessed and honored to be at such an amazing school.” With that gratitude in mind, Mickoy has several goals for
his tenure as warden, including to raise the most money for Toys for Tots in school history, which is somewhat of a personal mission for him, as well. “I know what it feels like to not get a present on Christmas morning,” he recalls, “and I would hate for these kids to feel that way…so the more money we raise, the more toys we’ll be able to afford for these children!” Mickoy hopes to attend a top college in the United States, where he plans to study in the medical field, with the inspiration of his grandmother as a motivating factor. “When I lived in Jamaica, I stayed with her for four years; she has diabetes. I always wanted to help her, but I couldn’t, so she inspired me to want to be a doctor.” Whatever his path may be, Mickoy is sure to inspire others along the way, a direct reflection of his aspiration and perseverance and also his gratitude for the opportunities Avon has afforded him over the past four years. As he closed his chapel talk on September 12, Mickoy stated, “Avon has helped me grow into the young man I am today, and I am proud to call myself an Avonian. “Enjoy your time with your new family, gentlemen, and appreciate what you have, because not everyone has the opportunity to wake up on this beautiful campus every morning.” Spoken like a true warden!
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Brian Doyle, Jim Detora, Jonathan Crocker, Peter Rice ’76, Peter Deckers ’90, Rob Dowling ’91, and Tim Roller By Susan Haile
he setting: Avon Old Farms School in the mid1990s. George Trautman was putting the finishing touches on his 29-year tenure as headmaster, and fortunately, he was also keeping an eye on Avon’s future. In fact, one of Trautman’s enduring legacies may well be a talented young group of teachers he hired during those years. In particular, seven of them, all arriving at Avon between 1993 and 1996, have become key players on the faculty: Brian Doyle and Jim Detora (hired in 1993), Jonathan Crocker and Peter Rice ’76 (1994), Peter Deckers ’90 and Rob Dowling ’91 (1995), and Tim Roller (1996). Together they represent nearly 140 years of Avon experience… and counting.
Band of brothers? They’ve been called a “band of brothers,” but to a man they are frankly uncomfortable with the label. In fact, they don’t much care to be singled out at all (although they have no trouble singing each other’s praises). “That modesty is not false,” observes Jonathan Crocker. “As much as I admire these guys, they don’t think they’re doing anything more than their job.” A dictionary definition of brotherhood—“an association of men united for common purposes”—may be a more comfortable fit. Whatever your concept of brotherhood, it’s clear that these seven are strong believers in each other, in the concept of teamwork, and in the Avon mission. No one would dispute that they are an integral part of Avon Old Farms, playing key roles in making the Avon community a true brotherhood, whether they are comfortable with the label or not.
“They’re really an extraordinary group of people,” George Trautman reflects today. “They have bought into the philosophy of the school, and are giving the most important thing they’ve got: their lives. I admire every single one of them.” “They’re the backbone of the faculty—the backbone of the school, in fact,” adds a former colleague. Most didn’t have a 20-year plan in mind—except for Peter Deckers. “As a student, I knew I was going to come back to teach,” he says. “I loved it. I had great teachers. Avon made me grow up.” Brian Doyle, on the other hand, had aspirations of being a college coach and saw Avon as a stepping stone. Jim Detora planned to return to his native Massachusetts after a few years. Crocker and Rob Dowling were taking it one year at a time, not sure what the future might hold. Tim Roller, born and raised as a faculty kid at Tabor Academy, originally had Wall Street aspirations. “No way was I going back to the prep school life,” he laughs. But after working with kids through the non-profit Institute for International Sports, Roller decided to give prep school teaching a try. Peter Rice may have the most compelling story, having lived on the Avon campus as a boy when his father was hired by a young George Trautman to be director of admissions. “Those were tough times at Avon,” Rice reflects. “They were exciting times; they were nerve-wracking times.” When Peter’s father died suddenly of a heart attack, Trautman’s kindness to the Rice family helped them get back on their feet, and a year later young Peter enrolled as a freshman. “I was as fortunate as can be in unfortunate circumstances,” he says.
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he school knew me; I had a lot of surrogate fathers.” It’s hardly surprising, then, years later, that Rice believed Avon would be a good place to raise his own family. One year turned into two. “That first year I was not a great teacher,” confesses Dowling. “The second year was a redemption tour!” Soon, as they got married, had kids, and became entrenched in both the school community and the town of Avon, all found powerful reasons to stay. And all had the support of their spouses, several of whom have held school jobs over the years—and still do.
Strong role models and mentors have influenced them all. For Detora and Deckers, it was former Academic Dean Bill Kron. “He took me under his wing, supported me and helped me become an effective teacher,” says Detora. “He was like a father figure,” echoes Deckers, “and as academic dean he oversaw a lot of the things I did. He was a bit tough on me, but it was very helpful.” For Dowling, it was Dean Peter Evans. “Peter was a guy I connected with very closely as a student. I admired his style. He’s excellent in class, excellent as a coach. He also seemed to be enjoying life.” Two decades later… Doyle, the youngest of five brothers and a product of Over the years they have lived together, taught together, coached Deerfield Academy, then an all-boys’ school, has benefited from together, and worked together administratively. They’ve also both family and prep school role models. “I’ve also stolen things attended innumerable morning meetings and eaten more from Ken LaRocque, Peter Evans, John Gardner, and Kevin Refectory meals together than they can count. There have been Driscoll,” he adds. “These guys are ‘school men’ who have plenty of informal meals together, as well, as family friendships decades of experience. One thing they all have in common is inevitably flourished. They’ve also taught, coached, and served as the way they talk with boys: never a lecture. Kids don’t like to be advisors for each other’s sons, including three alumni and three lectured. Who does? These guys current students, with a handful understand boys and they get the of future Avonians still to come. most out of them.” Avon students of the past Peter Rice was influenced 20 years would have a tough by some of the stalwarts of the time getting through a day Avon faculty when he was a on campus without coming student. “I often think of Mrs. into contact—significant Riddle’s goal of creating a sense contact—with at least one of of permanence,” he reflects. these guys, and more than “Buildings can do that. But likely with several. Jim Detora people do it best. Men like Seth is provost—Avon’s CAO (chief Mendell, Frank Leavitt, Henry academic officer), according to Pennell, and Bill Kron—these guys Headmaster Ken LaRocque. were pillars. They were always Rob Dowling is dean of faculty. consistent, always prepared, Brian Doyle is dean of students. always focused on us. You knew Jonathan Crocker is associate they loved what they did. They head of college counseling and loved working with boys. And head of Eagle dormitory. Tim they loved to think.” Roller is director of diversity Inevitably, over the years these and multicultural affairs and seven have themselves become also assistant director of college mentors for younger faculty counseling. Peter Deckers is members. “We’ve learned how associate director of technology to teach, we’ve learned how to and academic technology coach, we’ve learned how to eat coordinator. Peter Rice heads with kids, how to work with them the school’s environmental in the dorm,” asserts Detora. science program and runs “We know how to relate to them Diogenes dorm. Most also on so many different levels. coach, many at the varsity level. We understand boys as well as All teach at least one class. Jonathan Crocker
“When you live among giants, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would think you were tall.”
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anybody, and do well as mentors to the younger faculty. “This core group of guys is also important because we’re a bridge,” Detora adds. “Avon has a fairly young faculty who may not understand the culture—they want change. They want it now. We are the guys they can talk to, who can give them perspective, and who can help make changes in thoughtful ways. Without this group, that doesn’t happen.”
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this class they’re learning that they could be designing the apps. They could be designing Angry Birds—and making lots of money.” Of the seven, Rice is the only one who has remained primarily a classroom teacher. “At best I’m middle management,” he quips, “which is where I like to stay.” Rice arrived at Avon on the heels of a major gift from Gilman Ordway ’44 to support the development of an environmental science program. With Rice at the helm, that program quickly grew from one section to four, with an AP class added later. “I’m not the pied piper of environmentalism, not as much a public environmentalist as I am an environmental science teacher,” he maintains. “I like to do it in the classroom. I’m a messenger, not a messiah.” And he prefers spending the majority of his time with students. “There are people better placed than me to make decisions about the academic direction of the school, and I have confidence in them.”
Over time these seven have also come to have enormous respect for one another. “This group is committed, reliable, and willing to do whatever needs to be done,” Dowling maintains. “There’s not a lot of hidden ambition or title seeking here; it’s ‘how can I use my skills to help the mission of the school?’” “Being surrounded by professionals who devote their lives to educating boys rubs off on you,” says Doyle. “We work really hard here—many days from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.—but when you see guys It’s about the boys who you respect tremendously working equally hard, it makes it easier.” Without exception, every single Jim Detora “gets” kids, says one. Rob member of the group believes that Dowling really “gets” kids, says another. working with students is the most Brian Doyle “I am a better person, a better teacher, a important thing they do. better father and a better coach because I “One thing we’ll all say: regardless am around guys like these,” says a third. of our individual roles and responsibilities, our main focus is “When you live among giants, it’s hard to imagine that still the kids and the community,” says Detora. “That’s why anyone would think you were tall,” reflects Crocker. we work the crazy hours we do, and make the sacrifices we do. That’s what makes Avon truly special.” The classroom “Boys are boys to some extent, but that’s not really the truth Regardless of the demands of other school responsibilities, all of the matter,” Rice adds. “You have to learn how to deal with seven relish time spent in the classroom. “At Avon we all still each individual boy. It’s a creative process, and I like that.” teach,” says Dowling, who teaches two sections of AP U.S. Doyle finds himself continually asking, “How do the History. “And that’s unusual. So many administrative jobs force students feel about this? “What is this student thinking right people to step away from the classroom.” now?” Coming up with the answers, he says, has helped him to “The one thing I love most about my job is the time spent become a more effective teacher and communicator. “Teaching is in the classroom,” echoes Detora, who teaches AP Calculus (BC) relational,” he adds. “And I think my students and the kids on my and computer programming. “It’s the highlight of my day.” teams understand that I genuinely care about them and want the Deckers, the go-to “techie” of the group, was glad to get back best for them. We all feel that way.” into the classroom last year after a hiatus, teaching a new course, “People outside the school notice and have respect for Avon, educational technology. “Kids had lost interest in programming,” because faculty members are always willing to engage students—all he says. “Their thinking was, ‘hey, there’s an app for that.’ But in the time,” notes Crocker. “You’ve got to be willing to engage.”
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“There’s a good sense of camaraderie among the members of this group. We’ve all overlapped with each other in different ways, in different roles, to different degrees. This is a really diverse group—humanities people, science people, a variety of sports interests represented— we hit almost every sector of the student body and we’ve made an impact. We’re not a band of brothers in the sense that we have the same interests, but our diversity, our different interests, make a real difference.” Tim Roller
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While each of the seven has a slightly different perspective, it’s clear that the group’s camaraderie and productive working relationships were forged early on. “In 1995,” Deckers remembers, “as first-year faculty members, several of us would go out at night and we instantly hit it off. We ‘fought the war’ together and then played together. We all knew that people were going to stick around because we had so much invested.” “There’s good chemistry among us all,” says Dowling. “There’s extraordinary collegiality, cooperation, and friendship. That culture is one of the central elements of the school, and the kids can feel that. I suspect the rest of the faculty can feel that as well.” “I’m so glad the school has a core of people who have stayed,” says Rice. “If you prove yourself here, you are in demand elsewhere, but this core stays, very much as in my days as a student here. That creates a sense of permanence, which is a special thing in such a transient world. The whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts.” “When you look at this list of guys,” adds Deckers, “we’re all going in different directions—but together we’re getting the job done.” “There’s a good sense of camaraderie among the members of this group,” observes Roller. “We’ve all overlapped with each other in different ways, in different roles, to different degrees. This is a really diverse group—humanities people, science people, a variety of sports interests represented—we hit almost every sector of the student body and we’ve made an impact. We’re not a band of brothers in the sense that we have the same interests, but our diversity, our different interests, make a real difference.” “We have an influence on each other, simply by observation,” adds Crocker. “And we show up. We all show up. We’re not going to let someone do something all by himself. We trust each other. We rely on each other. That’s brotherhood.” “This band of brothers, if you want to call it that, including ones who’ve gone on to different careers or different schools, they are part of the reason I’ve stayed,” insists Roller. “There have been a lot of good people here over the years.”
The Avon brotherhood Regardless of what they choose to call it or how they view it, all seven believe firmly in the strength of the Avon community, and the brotherhood that exists—among students, between students and faculty, among all members of the Avon Old Farms family, and beyond. Doyle says simply, “If we can get the boys to think of themselves as brothers—we have it.” The Doyle family knows the
power of that brotherhood on a deeply personal level. When his mother passed away, three busloads of Avon students and faculty traveled over an hour to attend the wake—all in formal “Vespers dress.” “That’s brotherhood,” he says. Peter Deckers can also speak from personal experience. “I’ve had back surgeries from football over the years, and one student, Dane Lemeris ’05, helped with my kids and became godparent to my daughter. It’s great to see kids step up to the plate to help like that. Those types of kids keep you going.” “There’s a pretty impressive amount of school camaraderie here,” Roller adds. “The ‘band of brothers’ concept fills up buses and gets everybody out for away games, for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk, and for lots of other school events.” “Brotherhood is about community; it’s about inclusion,” asserts Dowling. “It’s about caring and supporting each other. The concept of brotherhood captures a lot of different ideas, and it’s not just about the males in the community.” Peter Rice maintains that the Jim Detora concept of brotherhood really belongs to the students. “It begins with the students,” he says. “It’s one of Avon’s strongest bonding features over time, and it brings alumni back. But as academics and intellectuals, we have to be careful not to try to teacher brotherhood when we learned it from them.” Rice also credits Avon’s extensive community service program with creating bonds of brotherhood
“Brotherhood is about community; it’s about inclusion. It’s about caring and supporting each other. The concept of brotherhood captures a lot of different ideas, and it’s not just about the males in the community.” Rob Dowling ’91
beyond the walls of Avon Old Farms. “If I can put my finger on it, brotherhood means you think outside of yourself, you outgrow your selfish concerns, and you connect with others: students, faculty, and those outside of Avon who are in need,” he explains. “We’re all trying to be our best selves. Maybe it’s something that happens better in an all-boys environment.” That brotherhood carries on, long after students graduate. “I keep in touch with alums and they all tell me two things,” says Doyle. “First, they are so well prepared for college. And second, they miss the brotherhood.” “Boys who come back 20 years later find that some of their teachers are still here,” reflects Rice. “I like being part of that. I like being part of something enduring, something permanent.” “I always tell kids: you can never come back too often,” adds Crocker. That’s brotherhood. And for this core group—this band of brothers—there’s nothing more satisfying.
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“In the fall of 1927, soon after Avon was founded, a group of students formed a club for the purpose of protecting and furthering interest in the wild life, the forest, the streams, and the waters of the estate. It was named the Nimrod Club…Under the able supervision of the ardent woodsman, Verne Priest, the Club has gone far in upholding the fine tradition for which it was originally founded.” -From the 1942 Winged Beaver yearbook
Remembering Verne Priest by David Bigelow ’44 I came to Avon in 1940. I was 13 years old. In those days all of us were required to do community service. I chose the woods crew, and in September of that year, I found myself deep in the woods surrounding Avon (some 3000 acres) with a very Verne Priest at the Cabin, 1941
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Above: The woods crew, early ’40s Right: On the Island, Verne tends the fire, 1941
large axe in my hands. The axe was probably bigger than I was. The saving grace to this improbable scenario was the fact that I and the other four members of the woods crew were under the watchful eye of Verne Priest. Verne was an ex-Maine hunting and fishing guide whom Mrs. Riddle had hired to watch over her vast piece of property. Of all the people I would be exposed to at Avon, Verne would play a huge part in my education over the next four years. As unschooled as he was, in his own way he was a great teacher. His patience, for example, was enormous. He taught us how to use that large axe (it got smaller as the years went by) without ever raising his voice, and without ever denigrating our efforts, however inept we may have been. He showed us how one can manage people with attention to what they need, and how caring and kindness are vastly more effective when it comes to getting things done. He never swore. He treated us all equally. We were his ‘boys.’ That’s what he called us. He taught us how to lead by example. He worked right
Verne By Crossan Hays Curry ’43 A pair of old blue overalls, a shapeless woolen cap, a smooth and shiny fringed pate, and mighty little lap; Stubby build and swaying gait, features brown and creased— What’s his name? Oh, now I know, it’s that “Funny Jigger” Priest. He was born in Greenville, Maine, and knows that country well. He knows the sounds of crashing logs and axe strokes like a bell; The colors and sounds of a wilderness are written in his face. Chair pushed back from Cabin fire as he tells fav’rite tale, or leaning over the Island coals, he tends each blackened pail. Some of the stories which he tells are stretched, but at the feast, he loves to talk and we to listen, that “Funny Jigger” Priest. Priest was here when the school began, he’s seen it rise and grow; he remembers the ways, if not the names of all who come and go. Although he’s non-academic, he’ll teach you to live and learn, for that lumberjack Paul Bunyan hasn’t got a thing on Verne.
Compiled by Carol Ketcham
Dave Stanley ’43 and Dick Clark ’43 in the cabin with Verne, winter of 1942. Note the axe on the wall.
alongside of us. We kind of just watched him and did what he did. He taught us the value of physical labor. He wasn’t a task master but there was no lollygagging either. You just wanted to do a good job so that you could get his approval. In those days, we had Island* suppers in the fall and spring and cabin dinners in the winter. Verne, pulling from his many years as a guide, did all the cooking for those events. I was very fortunate to be one of the ones he picked to help him, a job I had for all four years. The food was pretty basic: hamburgers, hotdogs, and beans, but the love and warmth that exuded from this man as he went about his task is something that I can still feel today. One of Verne’s specialties was toast. Yes, you heard me right, just simple toast. He’d make it in a great big metal toast holder which he’d hold up against his roaring fire. I can still hear him calling out, “Hot toast, boys, hot toast.” On the table were big bowls of butter and strawberry jam. Need I say more? Verne truly gave us a little bit of home away from home.
Nimrod Club at the cabin. Verne Priest, standing, is sixth from the left. Sitting: George McKinney ’43, Malcolm Maginnis ’42, and Hanson Ely ’42. Standing: Ed Miller ’42, David Bigelow ’44, Dick Clark ’42, Mr. Thayer, Mr. Child, Verne Priest, Mr. Stabler, Mr. Brown, and Henry Daden ’43. On the roof: Larry Bigelow ’43, David Stanley ’43, Clement Pollock ’42, Jim Stewart ’43, and Ted Watkins ’42.
And humor. Verne loved to tell stories after dinner. He would regale us with the tales from his years of being a guide. He could find humor in so many situations. Humor is such an important ingredient in life. Verne helped to give us that. I got a wonderful education at Avon. We had many wonderful masters and Verne. When I think back, Verne was like a bonus. Ask any Avonian who had the privilege to know him. I feel very confident they would agree with that statement. *The Island was located about a mile and a half down a dirt road that led away from Beaver Pond towards Farmington. It was quite small and sat in the middle of a fairly wide stream. On the island there was a long picnic table covered by a shed roof. At one end, Verne cooked over a roaring fire in a shallow pit.
Kevin Driscoll ’72 By Susan Haile
you’re looking for an Avon institution, look no further than Kevin Driscoll ’72. If you’re looking for the meaning of brotherhood, look no further than the Driscoll family. Over the years the Driscolls have sent 14 young men to Avon: Kevin and six of his brothers, six nephews, and his son, Blaise ’08. “There’ll be more,” Kevin insists. And no one who knows Avon—or the Driscolls—would disagree. But Avon’s Driscoll legacy almost didn’t happen. “My mom had unbelievably high aspirations for all her children—all 14 of us,” Kevin says. “When my brother Joe and I were graduating from high school, Brown University wanted us, for football, but the grades just weren’t there.” The coaches suggested a prep school year and recommended Suffield Academy. Suffield, as it turned out, was already at full enrollment for the coming year. “But the headmaster told us there was this new young headmaster at Avon Old Farms, just down the road, and maybe he would have room for us,” Kevin recalls. “We met George Trautman, he gave us a tour, interviewed us, and at the end he said, ‘Do you guys want to come?’ We said, ‘Great!’” Five more Driscoll brothers would follow Kevin and Joe to Avon. And then came the next generation. There are a lot of Driscoll stories. “Some we can’t print,” Kevin laughs. When the family gets together, the conversation often turns to Avon teams, Headmaster George Trautman and Dean John Green, and the many faculty members and fellow students who impacted their lives. “And still do,” Kevin says. Men of Avon have always been held to a certain standard of behavior, but for the Driscolls, the standard was even higher, according to Kevin. Driscolls did everything, from teams to student council, from clubs to vice warden. “Everyone got themselves totally involved in the school.” Despite that life-changing postgraduate year, Kevin had no
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plan to return to Avon to teach. Instead he dreamed of working in a big public city high school. “I wanted to help those kids who were struggling.” But the country was facing tough economic times in the late 1970s, and teachers were being fired, not hired. “Then George called me,” Kevin recalls. “It was August—maybe even September— and he said, ‘Why don’t you come down and work for me?’” Kevin wasn’t particularly interested, but Trautman persisted. “Finally I gave in. I thought a year at Avon would look good on my résumé.” Instead he fell in love with the place. “I discovered there were kids here who needed my help, too,” he says. He also learned that Avon could use its financial aid budget to attract those kids who need help the most. “We do that well here,” he adds. Over nearly four decades, Kevin Driscoll has gone on to wear too many hats to fit in an average-sized closet. Among them, he singles out his roles as dean of students and head varsity football coach as particularly meaningful. “Kevin has had a major impact on the school in his roles as football coach and dean of students,” says his longtime colleague and friend, Associate Headmaster John Gardner. “He has encouraged and nourished many young men in their journey to adulthood. He has always had a natural way to communicate with students and make them comfortable.” “Kevin is blessed with more emotional intelligence than any person I have ever known,” adds Headmaster Ken LaRocque. “His knack for connecting with people, especially with teenage boys, is remarkable.” As dean of students for 19 years, Kevin made it his goal to get every student involved in at least one aspect of school life. “There are a million different things to do here,” he notes. “Some kids find athletics or student leadership; others, who needed something different, I tried to steer to other activities, like drama or the radio station.” As dean, Kevin wouldn’t get
“Kevin has always been the consummate team player, and his move from serving as our dean of students and varsity football coach to our alumni and development team was one he made knowing that he would dearly miss his intimate, daily involvement with the students, but recognizing that his rich wealth of relationships, built over his more than 40 years as a part of the Avon Old Farms family, make him a perfect ambassador for the Winged Beavers.”
to bed until he had walked knew what I was up to and, if the campus each evening, I was taking a wrong turn, he checking every dorm. “My would let me know. He would dog always knew when it encourage me, or persuade me was time to take that walk,” assertively, to re-direct.’” he laughs. In 2012, Kevin agreed to -Ken LaRocque “For the past four step down as dean of students decades,” says longtime to take on a new role, working colleague Dean Peter Evans, “Kevin has been a ‘go to’ person in the Alumni and Development Office as major gifts officer. for Avon boys, listening to their problems, challenges, and And in order to do that job well, this fall is his last as head achievements; counseling them, disciplining them when football coach, with current Associate Head Coach Bill Mella necessary. Avon boys will tell you: ‘Mr. Driscoll somehow always poised to take the reins from Kevin next year.
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“Being around kids keeps you young. And when all is said and done, I’m not going to have a lot of regrets.” -Kevin Driscoll
“One of the reasons for stepping down from coaching is that I need to do more traveling, more visiting with alums, in order to do this new job well,” Kevin explains. But after 28 years, the feeling is bittersweet. “Football has been part of my life almost as long as I’ve been alive,” Kevin reflects. “It’s very, very hard to step away.” He will still remain involved, of course. Asking Kevin Driscoll to stay away from the football field is likely an impossible task. “At Avon, football teaches important life lessons,” he says. “Lessons like discipline, hard work, and camaraderie. It also teaches everything from getting your homework done to how to treat women.” How to treat women? “You hear all these bad things about players at the college and professional levels, and we talk about that,” Kevin explains. “We tell them, be a man— don’t be like that—be an Avon man.” Football is also an equalizer. “These guys are all brothers
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on the field,” he insists. “Who are you? Where are you from? Who are your parents? What’s your religion? Your background? That doesn’t mean a doggone thing once you step over that sideline onto the field.” What he’s most proud of, though, are the opportunities that Avon football has provided for so many young men. “Football opens doors,” Kevin says simply. “It’s unbelievable where kids have gone to school from this football program. The Ivies, NESCAC schools, and other major programs. Many have been team captains.” Ten have gone on to play professional football, including current players Michael Cox ’08 (New York Giants) and Khaseem Greene ’08 (Chicago Bears). “Launching these kids is more important to me than records or championships or anything else,” Kevin maintains. “The other thing, besides football, of course, is what they’ve gone on to do—who they’ve become after football is over.”
Kevin also relished the opportunity to coach his son, Blaise ’08, an All-New England quarterback. This fall, Blaise has been an assistant to his father on the football field, in what Kevin describes as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “As a football coach, Kevin has always been able to inspire his players to perform to a level higher than they ever imagined,” notes Ken LaRocque. “The traditional team walk to the Chapel, the pre-game speech and prayer, the walk to the field—Kevin knows how to motivate boys; he knows the keys to their hearts and souls.” While it may seem like a dramatic shift in responsibilities, moving to the Development Office as major gifts officer was in some ways a logical next step for Kevin Driscoll. In fact, you could say he’s a man on a mission. “Kevin has always been the consummate team player,” observes LaRocque, “and his move from serving as our dean of students and varsity football coach to our alumni and development team was one he made knowing that he would dearly miss his intimate, daily involvement with the students, but recognizing that his rich wealth of relationships, built over his more than 40 years as a part of the Avon Old Farms family, make him a perfect ambassador for the Winged Beavers.” At first Kevin said no thanks; he was dean of students and relished that role. “Then I thought about the needs. Avon needs the money—needs the financial aid dollars to keep those kids coming.” All of a sudden the leap to major gifts officer didn’t seem so huge. “And hopefully,” he says, “if a kid like a little Driscoll comes along and can’t pay, it’ll be wonderful if we can provide more financial aid—to a lot of kids out there.” One means of that support, established in 1998, is the Francis S. & Mary A. Driscoll Scholarship, named for Kevin’s parents and awarded annually to a student in need.
“Wherever I travel on behalf of the school,” LaRocque observes, “the first question I field from alumni is, ‘How is Mr. Driscoll doing?’ An alum may have never played a single minute for Kevin during his football career, but look back at his time on the team as being one of the most important transformational experiences in his development. Each of Kevin’s players has always considered his position as a varsity football player at Avon Old Farms as a special privilege, and he never wanted to let Coach Driscoll down.” “In my 43 years at Avon,” adds Peter Evans, “I have never known another person to be in such close touch with our community of boys, individually and as a group, as Kevin Driscoll… The importance of this kind of commitment and life’s work, while not easily measured, cannot be overestimated.” Regardless of the roles he has been asked to play over the years, Kevin remains rock solid in his commitment to the Avon community—and to the concept of Avon brotherhood. “This place has changed over the years,” he admits. “There’s a new field house, and other new buildings. But those things haven’t changed the spirit of who we are. Buildings are nice, but it’s the people who make a great school. We’re all on the same mission. “And we constantly say to the kids, ‘Be part of it. Be part of the brotherhood. Be on the lookout for each other. Take care of each other. When you see a little kid sitting by himself in the Refectory, join him. Or ask him to join you.’ And we reinforce that; we let kids know when we see them doing that—we tell them that was a great thing to do,” Kevin adds. “We play really hard together. And we work really hard together. It’s a brotherhood. And we work at it. It doesn’t just happen.” Believe it or not Kevin has just turned 60; he hardly believes it himself. “Right now I’m not thinking about retirement,” he insists. “Being around kids keeps you young. And when all is said and done, I’m not going to have a lot of regrets.”
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The $1 Million Thank-You
Clayton Johnson ’82 Honors George Trautman with Unrestricted Gift
eorge Trautman saved my life,” comments Clayton Johnson ’82. When Clayton began his education at Avon Old Farms, he was in over his head. “I lacked the maturity to be a successful student,” he recalls. After leaving school mid-year, Clayton realized the monumental mistake he had made and the opportunity he had missed‑—and he wasted no time in calling up Headmaster Trautman to ask for a second chance to take advantage of all that Avon had to offer. “If George hadn’t let me back in, I don’t know where I’d be,” comments Clayton. Clearly, that gratitude knows no bounds. This summer, Clayton and his wife, Myra, honored George Trautman, on the occasion of George’s 80th birthday and in recognition of his unparalleled dedication to Avon and its students, with a $1 million unrestricted gift to the school. “A gift of this magnitude is enormously beneficial to Avon,” explains Director of Development Dan Seiden ’00.
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“It’s pretty amazing to think about what gifts like this will do in the years ahead, as the school moves forward.” –George Trautman
“It allows the school to address immediately our greatest needs.” And for his part, honoree George Trautman is equally appreciative. “I’m simply thrilled,” he states. “It’s tremendously gratifying, to say the least. So much of my life has gone into Avon Old Farms, and in more recent years I’ve enjoyed focusing on my relationships with many Avon alums, including people like Clayton. I’ve known Clayton since his student days, more than 30 years ago, and I’ve really enjoyed reconnecting with him, and of course getting to know Myra, as well. That they both feel so strongly about supporting Avon in such a significant way means a great deal to me, as someone who shares their love for the school.” Not only is the honor personally humbling, it will also help generations of Avonians to come, notes George—an incredible gift. “I hope Clayton and Myra’s gift inspires other members of the Avon family to step up and give back,” says George. “It’s pretty amazing to think about what gifts like this will do in the years ahead, as the school moves forward.”
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Annual Giving 2 O12 –2 O13 Letter from the Director of Development Board of Directors National Leadership Council Members Endowments & Special-Purpose Funds Why the Annual Fund? Total Annual Giving Annual Giving—Leadership Giving Societies Annual Giving—Alumni Giving Parent Leadership Committee Parents Association Executive Committee Annual Giving—Current Parent Giving Annual Giving—Parents of Alumni Giving
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Annual Fund—In-Kind Gifts Admissions & Alumni Receptions Annual Fund—Current Faculty Annual Fund—Friends Giving Annual Fund—Grandparents Giving Differ Fund & Class of 1988 Silver Anniversary Fund Memorial & Honorary Gifts Matching Gift Companies & Foundations Capital Giving The Riddle Society A Note to Our Readers
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2012–2013 Annual Report
DE AR AV O N I A N S
It has been a privilege to work alongside so many incredible people in the Alumni and Development Office whose love for the school is genuine and palpable. You would be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated group of individuals; as a collection of alumni, parents of Avonians, and iconic educators, they are truly the best advocates for Old Farms. Through their efforts and your generosity, last year we achieved more donor participation than ever before, went above and beyond all fundraising goals, and secured important commitments for the future success of Avon. Some of our most enjoyable moments came on the road, connecting with Avonians as we expanded our global efforts from California to Boston, Nantucket to Panama. Over the last year as director of development, I have been inspired by the tremendous stories of philanthropy that permeate throughout the Avon family. Time and again donors have shown a true understanding and sincere dedication to Avon’s growth. Every gift helps us maintain a quality education for students while also respecting the important traditions that make Old Farms so unique. This year’s million-dollar unrestricted contribution from Clayton ’82 and Myra Johnson was nothing short of monumental, but it is the collective philanthropy and donations—large and small—that will ensure Avon’s financial well-being for generations to come. Our goals have been, and continue to be, incredibly ambitious. I am proud of our efforts as a community and thank everyone for making Avon Old Farms School one of your philanthropic priorities.
Aspirando et Perseverando
Daniel Seiden, Class of 2000 Director of Development
Avon Old Farms School
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS
Brian B. Conroy ’82, ’13H, Chairman
Louise B. Adams P’64, ’68, GP’01
Christopher K. Hampton ’79, P’09, ’10, ’11,
Martin I. Cole P’04, Co-Vice Chairman
Spencer E. Beal Sr. ’65, P’95
Brendan L. McKernan ’89, Co-Vice Chairman
Joseph R. Biondo P’92
Christopher S. Drew ’85, Vice-Chairman
F. Reid Hipp ’87
Jerold T. Garvey ’82, Secretary
Campbell P. Brown ’86
Michael C. Conroy ’85, Secretary
Kai-Cheng Ho ’06
Sara Arnell P’10
Leslie S. Cutler P’91
Sam L. Rubenstein ’85,
Brett R. Jefferson ’84
William P. Austin ’92
Victor Delano P’75
Andrew E. Caputo P’16, ’17
John E. Drew P’85, ’87
Derrick Barker ’06
David D. MacKinnon ’79
Jorge E. Consuegra Jr. ’77, P’11
George F. Getz Jr. ’80
Spencer E. Beal Jr. ’95
Brian R. Maitland ’80
James W. Corrigan ’67, P’98
Timothy M. Jones P’05
Perry Benson Jr. ’65
John W. Maxwell ’86
J. Stratford R. Dennis ’00
Stephen S. Lash ’58
Elisa Brady P’11
John P. McAuliffe ’95
Vincent J. Dowling Jr. P’12
Paul R. Matalon ’70, P’01
Thomas B. Byrne I ’75
John M. McCormick Jr. ’82
John H. Edwards
Allan J. O’Connor ’75
Robert D. Casey Jr. ’82
Daniel J. McNamara ’01
Matthew H. Gates ’65
Rolf H. Olson ’59
Lance A. Cashion ’93
Seth F. Mendell ’52
Joseph S. Giannamore ’84
Richard W. Pendleton Jr. ’96H
Michael S. Cercone ’75
Donald R. Monaco ’55
Dee Gordon P’90
Richard B. Rothschild P’05
Adam K. Cline ’93
Matthew H. Moran ’04
Richard H. Gordon P’90
George M. Trautman ’98H, P’75, ’81, GP’03
Terri Cole P’04
Robert H. Moran Jr. ’73, P’04
Richard T. Connell ’74
Michael M. Mullin IV ’91
John A. Costello ’85
Geraldine T. Nesbitt
Thomas S. Cousins V ’06
Lee B. Ogden ’82
Thomas K. Curtis ’63
Jason K. Parker ’91
John F. Davenport ’59
James Patten ’88
Kathryn A. Ordway P’04
Patrick W. Dowling ’00
Randolph H. Pike ’78
Nelson Peltz P’09, ’12
Robert A. Dowling Jr. ’91, Hon.
W. Steele Pollard ’92
Patrick T. Ryan P’09, ’12
Nathan D. Edwards
Peter D. Reed ’88
Janice Kulynych Story P’10
David J. Farrell ’98
David E. Rothschild ’05
Don W. Torey P’09
Michael A. Fish ’95
Michael E. Sorvillo ’00
Fern Wachter P’08
Andrew H. Fisher ’91
William G. Thames Jr. ’79, P13
Norbert M. Williamson P’14, ’16
Mark W. Floyd ’99
Edward P. Thompson ’74, P’03, ’08
Linda P. Woodwell W’75, P’08
Michael R. Gibbons ’81, P’11
Jonathan D. Usich ’89
Scott M. Goodwyn ’92
Louis N. Usich III ’85, P’14
David D. Gordon ’90
Lincoln C. Young ’77, P’10
Dean C. Graham ’84 Clayton D. Johnson ’82 Wade L. McDevitt ’82 Armour N. Mellon ’84, P’13 John A. Nolan ’80
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Kenneth H. LaRocque, P’01, ’10, Headmaster Seth F. Mendell ’52
Head of Nominating Committee
Jonathon F. Hartnett ’95 George F. Henschel Jr. ’61, P’00
William W. Lyon ’63
Drew S. Graham ’85
2012–2013 Annual Report
EN DOW M EN TS , F U N DS F U N C T I O N I N G as E N D O W M E N T S , or S P E C I A L - P U R P O S E F U N D S SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Trautman Scholars Fund
Alumni Scholarship Fund*—for sons of Avon Old Farms School alumni
The George M. Trautman Scholarship Fund*
Sidney C. Clark Chair of English Literature Fund*—to reward annually excellence in the teaching of English
Ordway Environmental Studies Fund—to support environmental science programs
Jane B. Aron Scholarship Fund
Roger G. Wing ’71 Scholarship Fund
Finest Faculty Fund*
D. Arthur Bartholomew Scholarship Fund—for a quiet leader who is also a football player
Richard H. Woodwell ’75 Scholarship Fund*
Jennings Faculty Fund—to provide educational equipment and faculty support
Ordway Music Endowment—to establish and support music appreciation courses
Brooks Scholarship Fund
Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Scholarship Fund*
David S. Bowen Memorial Fund
Ludwig Junior Faculty Chair—to support a talented young teacher
Class of 1985 Juan Comella Scholarship Fund*
The Sidney C. Clark Scholarship Fund—for postgraduate students Colatrella Family Scholarship Cole Family Scholarship Conroy Scholarship Fund* Terry Cutler Fund for Minority Students* —to support day-to-day expenses of deserving minority students DiFiglia Family Scholarship Fund Diogenes Scholarship Fund*—for day students Driscoll Scholarship Fund Peter M. Evans Scholarship Fund* Flanagan Lacrosse Scholarship*—to assist those with financial need who are active in lacrosse General Scholarship Fund* Richard and Dee Gordon Scholarship Fund Charles Hayden Foundation Endowment Fund—for students in the New York City or Boston area Hoffman Foundation Scholars Fund George C. Lyon Scholarship Fund Lyons Brothers Scholarship William O’Donnell Family Scholarship Fund Donald W. Pierpont Memorial Fund Dr. William G. Ryan Scholarship Jack A. Sebastian Scholarship Fund Warren W. Smith Scholarship Fund Alex Story Fund—to provide an annual allowance for multiple scholarship students Suisman Scholarship Fund
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Sidney C. Clark Book Fund Hansi Smith Endowed Library Fund
FUNDED STUDENT AWARDS Adam ’93 and Luke ’95 Cline Prize—to two students for earnest and persistent effort
Seth Mendell Chair in History*—to reward excellence in the teaching of history Pierpont Headmaster’s Chair*—to underwrite the expenses associated with the position of Headmaster and the office of the Headmaster
PHYSICAL PLANT Jack R. Aron Centennial Fund Pope Brooks Reserve Fund—to meet unexpected plant emergencies Deferred Maintenance Fund*—for equipment and maintenance of existing buildings and grounds Riddle Trust Capital Renewal Fund—to support deferred maintenance costs
GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS
David Kinsley Florian ’75 Memorial Fund—to a senior for achievement in art
The Buchanan Family Foundation Endowment for Choral Music—to support, without restriction, Avon’s choral music program
Biondo Fund—to provide unrestricted support
Linburg Memorial Fund— to a senior for sportsmanship, endurance, grit, and hard work
T.K. Curtis Jr. Endowment for Music—to support the music program
Barbara Frederick Emmons Endowed Fund—to provide unrestricted support for any priority identified by the school
Drew Family History Fund—to support the Drew History Initiative, which is a seminar program primarily for senior history scholars
Estabrook Fund—to support scholarship aid, faculty chairs and compensation, and improvement to the physical campus
Fairchild Language Lab Fund—to maintain the language lab and support the teaching of foreign language
Harper Memorial Fund
Schiller Memorial Fund—to a junior who demonstrates compassion, persistence and versatility leading to contributions to the school community Woodwell Leadership Award—an Outward Bound experience to a rising junior who demonstrates potential for community service and leadership
STUDENT ENRICHMENT FUND Established by the Parents Association to fund special projects, in consultation with the Headmaster, which support enhancements in academics, sports, and extra-curricular activities for the benefit of Avon students.
FACULTY FUNDS AND AWARDS Cashion Distinguished Teaching Prize—to recognize outstanding dedication and service through leadership, commitment, and excellence
Edward M. Kowalchick Lacrosse & Faculty Child Fund William G. Kron Fund for Science*—to support the science program Gail A. Laferriere Endowment for the Visual Arts Christopher Lawler ’82 Theatre Award and Performing Arts Fund—to provide a theatre prize annually with any excess income used to support the budget of the performing arts program McKernan Life Science Fund—to develop and support a unit on genomics within the biology curriculum Nimrod Endowment*
McShane Endowment for Off-Campus Charitable Activities Memorial Fund*— to support Avon through the accumulation of memorial gifts Rothschild Endowment Fund for Academic and Athletic Excellence—to underwrite special projects in the academic and/or athletic areas Leading Edge Endowment Fund—to support bricks-and-mortar projects
Avon, through the generosity of its many loyal supporters, has under management funds totaling over $40.5 million as of June 30, 2013. Gifts to supplement funds marked with an asterisk (*) are most welcome. (Specific qualifications are indicated.)
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Below please find some helpful information about the Annual Fund that we hope will illustrate the vital nature of the program and the distinction between annual and capital support.
Why are Annual Fund dollars essential? Like other independent schools, Avon is a not-for-profit organization that does not rely upon public sources of funds for its annual operating costs. Tuition dollars provide 72 percent of the cost of educating an Avon student. Draw on endowment and other sources of revenue provide an additional 21 percent. The Annual Fund makes up the last critical 7 percent of the cost to operate Avon each year. In 2013-2014 there exists a tuition gap in excess of $15,000 per student. The Annual Fund helps to eliminate this gap.
What is the Annual Fund? The Annual Fund begins July 1st and ends June 30th. It is an opportunity for alumni, parents, and friends of the school to help Avon meet annual operating expenses by donating tax-deductible gifts. All of the money raised in the Annual Fund goes directly into the operating budget for that particular year. These unrestricted gifts allow Avon the flexibility to address the school’s most pressing needs. All facets of Avon life: academic programs, meals, campus maintenance, library books, technology, faculty salaries, arts and athletic program supplies, and everything else that makes up the Avon experience are supported by a robust annual fund.
What is the difference between “annual” and “capital” giving?
How can I best help Avon Old Farms and the Annual Fund?
Participate today! If you have never given to the Annual Fund, make this your first time. To our steadfast annual donors, THANK YOU. We hope that we can count on your support again this year. Avon’s 2013-2014 Annual Fund Goal is $1,620,000. Every gift makes a difference!
• Happens every year • Reflects the collective generosity of alumni, parents, and friends of Avon • Sustains and enhances daily operations • Has an immediate impact on the current school year CAPITAL GIVING
• The endowment • Scholarships • Initiatives focused on specific interests • “Bricks and Mortar” building projects • Is an investment in the school’s future
Henry R. Coons ’71, P’07 Director of Alumni Giving 860-404-4226 firstname.lastname@example.org Kimberley H. Crocker P’11 Director of Parent Giving 860-404-4279 email@example.com
YOUR GENEROSITY MADE THE 2012-2013 ANNUAL FUND A SUCCESS. The leadership and strong dedication shown by Avon alumni, parents, and friends reflect the commitment we share for providing our students with an exceptional learning environment at Avon.
ANNUAL GIVING FIGURES
Avon Old Farms School
Unrestricted Gifts Restricted Gifts Directors $ 367,817 $ 38,600 Alumni $ 487,169 $ 140,358 Current Parents $ 455,084 $ 146,327 Parents of Alumni $ 137,471 $ 35,827 Grandparents $ 32,031 $ 2,175 Friends $ 21,963 $ 12,130 Corporations/Foundations $ 5,100 $ 900 Parents Dinner $ 96,245 Gifts-In-Kind $ 55,570
Totals $ 406,417 $ 627,527 $ 601,411 $ 173,298 $ 34,206 $ 34,093 $ 6,000 $ 96,245 $ 55,570
Total Annual Giving $1,506,635 $ 528,132 Total Capital Giving
$ 2,034,767 $ 3,345,612
Total Annual & Capital Giving
A NNUAL FUND LE A DERSHIP GIV ING SOCIETIES
FOUNDER’S GUILD $25,000+ Anonymous (2) Ms. Sara Arnell P’10 Mr. & Mrs. William P. Austin ’92 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Carpenter ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Martin I. Cole P’04 Mr. & Mrs. Brian B. Conroy ’82, ’13H Mr. & Mrs. J. Stratford R. Dennis ’00 Mr. Vincent J. Dowling Jr. P’12 Mr. Daniel J. Fegan ’81 Mr. William Koch & Mrs. Bridget Rooney Koch P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Gilman W. Ordway ’44, GP’04, ’10 Mr. Justin Tsai & Mrs. Hsieh Jui Chen P’13 Mrs. Linda P. Woodwell W’75, P’08
Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Vere W. Gaynor ’66 Mr. Gi-Beom Kwon & Mrs. Eun-Keun Yu P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Armour N. Mellon ’84, P’13 Mr. Jorge Moran & Mrs. Concha Baena P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Moran Jr. ’73, P’04 Mr. & Mrs. John A. Nolan ’80 Walks Foundation Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Norbert M. Williamson P’14, ’16
EAGLE $10,000-$14,999 Mr. & Mrs. David C. Bigelow ’44 Mr. & Mrs. David J. Castellani P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline P’93, ’95, GP’14 Mr. & Mrs. Roy F. Coppedge Mr. Daniel K. Des Marais ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Jerold T. Garvey ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Gates ’65 Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Gordon P’90 Mr. & Mrs. Dean C. Graham ’84 H. L. Brown Jr. Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Kelly P’11, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Justin M. King P’15 Mr. David R. Korus & Mrs. Barbara A. Mignogna-Korus P’15 Mr. & Mrs. John W. Maxwell ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Bryan McCoy P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Wade L. McDevitt ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Todd R. Meyer P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Andre A. Napoli P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Ryan P’09, ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Sieber P’17 Mr. Lewis du Pont Smith ’75 d & Mrs. Andrea Diano-Smith W’75
P = Parent
GP = Grandparent
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Story III P’10 Mr. & Mrs. Don W. Torey P’09 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Usowski P’13 Mrs. Fern Wachter & Mr. George Wachter P’08 Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Walker ’52 Woodard Family Foundation
DIOGENES $5,000-$9,999 Anonymous (3) Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alsubeaei & Mrs. Manal A. Alqunaibit P’13 Mr. & Mrs. David M. Barros P’11, ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Y. Berry P’14 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Biggart P’02, ’06, ’08,’14 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Callahan P’14 Dr. Andrew E. Caputo P’16, ’17 Mr. Jack Chen & Mrs. Hsiao Hua Tang P’13 Mr. Jung Hoon Cho & Mrs. Young Min Lee P’14 Mr. Adam K. Cline ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Luke K. Cline ’95 Mr. & Mrs. John A. Costello ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cummings P’09 Dr. Marcelo C. de Morais & Ms. Susan M. de Morais P’15 Dr. Edward B. DiDonato & Dr. Denise A. DiDonato P’14 Mr. Daniel J. Entwistle ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Fiondella GP’12 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew H. Fisher ’91 Ms. Emily H. Fisher & Mr. John Alexander P’89 Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Gaffney P’16 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Getz Jr. ’80 Mr. & Mrs. John N. Giamalis P’07, ’10, ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Giannamore ’84 Mr. David C. Gilliam ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Hamilton ’03 Mr. Thomas J. Harrop ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Hawley ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Brett R. Jefferson ’84 Mr. Young Cheon Kim & Mrs. Yu Kyung Lee P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kincade P’10, ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Northrup R. Knox Jr. P’14 Mr. Nicholas C. Kobusch ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Linke ’79, P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. MacMillian III P’14, ’15 The Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Christopher G. McCormack ’87 Mr. Brendan L. McKernan ’89 Mr. Michael J. Murphy P’12, ’14 Mr. Rolf H. Olson ’59 & Mrs. Sioux Stacy-Olson Mr. & Mrs. George D. O’Neill P’81 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. O’Neill ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Santi Pranich P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Rothschild P’05 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Ryan Jr. P’13, ’15 Mr. & Mrs. John A. Sebastian ’84 Dr. Sung Sik Shin & Mrs. Young Mi Choi P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Smoller P’16 Mr. & Mrs. John B. Solberg P’12, ’17 Mr. James M. Stewart ’43 d & Mrs. James M. Stewart W’43 Mr. & Mrs. David P. Szewczul P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Usich ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Winemaster ’83, P’17 Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Yorgensen P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Zuzolo P’14
W = Widow
1927 SOCIETY $1,927–$4,999 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Roger P. Abate P’88, GP’16 Mr. & Mrs. Erik A. Akopiantz ’83 Ms. Mary Allen P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Peter F. Amour P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Barnes P’09, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Hugh R. Beath P’76, ’77, GP’06, ’07, ’09, ’15 Mr. & Mrs. James E. Bell III ’74, P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Rodman R. Black Jr. P’99 Mr. Miguel E. Carpio Delfino ’68 & Mrs. Rosario De Los Reyes De Carpio P’00, ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cashel ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cicchetti ’86 Mr. & Mrs. John Coleman P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Connell ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Brendan T. Conry Sr. P’13 Mr. & Mrs. James W. Corrigan ’67, P’98 Mr. & Mrs. William L. R. Davis P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Delahunty ’90 Capt. Victor Delano P’75 Mr. & Mrs. Chase F. Donaldson ’68 Mr. & Mrs. John E. Drew P’85, ’87 Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Drinkwater ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Russel Duryea Jr. GP’14 Mr. & Mrs. Paul B. Duwan ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Fairbanks P’16 Dr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Feibel ’74, P’12 Dr. Robert P. Feldman & Dr. Virginia E. Feldman P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Fiondella P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Freeman P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Heberton E. Fricke III P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Garvey P’14 Ms. Anne Geraghty GP’11 Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Gibbons ’81, P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Goldfarb ’60
e = ELEPHANT Longevity (five or more consecutive years of giving)
Mr. & Mrs. David D. Gordon ’90 Mr. Maxwell Harvey-Goodwin & Mrs. Victoria J. Goodwin P’14 Mr. William H. Heyman & Ms. Katherine E. Dietze P’11 Mr. Robert P. Higginbotham ’99 Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Hood ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hubler P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Imperatore Jr. P’15 Mr. & Mrs. George D. Iverson VI ’79, P’10 Mr. & Mrs. David L. King P’13 Mr. & Mrs. George P. Kooluris P’92 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. Lafontaine P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. LaRocque P’01, ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Lash ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Allan F. Lehrer P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Gordon F. Linke P’75, ’78, ’79, GP’16 Mr. James M. Liptrot & Ms. Nancy M. Liptrot P’11, ’12, ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. MacDonald P’11, ’16 Mr. & Mrs. David D. MacKinnon ’79 Mr. Tak Ming Mak & Ms. Mei Wai Poon P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Malafronte ’90 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Maule P’06 Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. McCarthy ’74 Mr. Thomas O. McCarthy ’78 Mr. & Mrs. John M. McCormick Jr. ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. McKernan P’89, ’91 Mr. Steven L. Merrill ’60 Mr. Donald R. Monaco ’55 Ms. Leslie Moraller Clark & Mr. Jonathan Clark P’08, ’12 Mr. Peter J. Morgan & Ms. Maureen E. Morgan P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Bradley R. Morris ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Oberg P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Obre P’96 Mr. Peter M. O’Neill ’81
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ALUMNI A NNUAL
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy D. Orr ’86 Mr. & Mrs. John Papadopoulos P’10, ’12, ’15 Mr. Richard W. Pendleton Jr. ’96H Mr. Andres E. Rapela & Mrs. Geraldine Arceri Rapela P’14 Mr. B. Franklin Reinauer III ’59 Dr. Tad T. M. Renvyle ’87 & Dr. Rachel Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Rick P’15 Mr. & Mrs. William T. Rieser Jr. P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon R. Roth ’54 Mr. & Mrs. Denis G. Roy P’16 Mr. Sam L. Rubenstein ’85 Mr. Michael E. Scavone & Mrs. Nancy L. Tenenbaum P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Albert L. Sica P’08 Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Siegel Jr. ’61 Mr. Larry H. Smead P’96 Mr. & Mrs. David F. Smith P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel A. Smith ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Solomon P’08, ’10 Dr. Byeong Ho Song & Dr. Sun Ju Chung P’16 Dr. Eun Seop Song & Dr. Sung Min Kim P’10, ’13 Mr. Michael E. Sorvillo ’00 Mr. Christopher H. Stone ’88 & Mr. David Fox Mr. & Mrs. S. Garrett Stonehouse Jr. P’16 Mrs. Michael W. Stradley P’92 Mr. & Mrs. John W. Tharpe ’92 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick D. Thibadeau P’00, ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Thorndike III ’57, P’84 Mr. & Mrs. George G. Touponse III P’14, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Travis A. Tucker ’90 Mr. Lionel Viret ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Wallace P’08, ’09, ’12 Mr. Wenquan Zhi & Ms. Jun Xu P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Jon S. Zieky P’08 ’15
WINGED BEAVER $250–$1,926 Exclusively Young Alumni within 10 years of graduation Mr. Daniel L. Arguedas ’07 Mr. Nicholas L. Bonino ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Evan A. Bowen ’04 Mr. Riggs T. Brackett ’10 Mr. Brian P. Brown ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Gilman A. Callsen ’04 Mr. Thomas S. Cousins IV ’06 Mr. & Mrs. John W. Ducci ’05 Mr. Michael B. Fogarty Jr. ’09 Mr. Benjamin T. Freiberg ’12 Mr. Thomas R. Gianakos ’06 Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Hoak ’03 Mr. Bradley D. Hooker ’06 Mr. Chane F. Keller ’08 Mr. Brett H. Kreter ’04 Mr. Andrew B. Lawrence ’05 Mr. Alexander J. Levy ’10 Mr. Bradley V. Lipkvich ’06 Mr. Robert G. MacDonald ’11 Mr. Douglas S. Margison II ’09 Mr. Kade C. McCoy ’15 Mr. John C. Mori ’05 Mr. Sean C. Napoli ’15 Mr. Samuel L. O’Brien ’06 Mr. Christopher R. Prudhomme ’06 Mr. Matthew R. Reilly ’06 Mr. Jeremy D. Ross ’12 Mr. Kevin S. Sisti ’08 Mr. Thomas J. Sponzo ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew S. Valentine ’05 Mr. Edwin L. Wallace ’08 Mr. Patrick L. Williams ’06 Woodard Family Foundation Mr. Richard H. Woodwell ’08 Mr. Aaron H. Zaleznik ’09
FUND GIF TS
CLASS OF ’34
Mr. Francis K.C. Madeira e Mr. Albert Wilson Jr. e
Mr. & Mrs. George H. Black Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. David M. Homeier e Mr. Frank G. Leavitt, Reunion Chair e Mr. & Mrs. Seth F. Mendell, Head Class Agent e Honorable & Mrs. John F. Mulcahy Jr. e Mr. William M. Strumlauf e Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Walker e
CLASS OF 1953
Mr. Peter Seeger & Mrs. Toshi-Aline O. Seeger d
CLASS OF 1938
CLASS OF 1954
CLASS OF 1936
Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Davidson e Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Towers e
CLASS OF 1942
Mr. & Mrs. Clifford W. Hankin e Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hunter, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. John J. McManus e Mr. & Mrs. Tedrowe Watkins e
Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Betts Mr. & Mrs. John D. Doolittle e Mr. Kerry A. Mayer & Mrs. Eleni Hatzidakis Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon R. Roth e Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Stolich Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas A. Zessoules
CLASS OF 1955
Mr. C. J. Stuart Allan e Mr. & Mrs. Calvert Magruder e
Mr. Warren H. Cochrane & Ms. Linda Koski e Mr. Charles W. DuBose d & Mrs. Charles W. DuBose e Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Franklin III e Mr. Alfred A. Funai e Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hawie e Mr. & Mrs. David A. Hutzler e Mr. & Mrs. John E. Kimberly e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony M. Lester e Mr. Rodney T. Mason Mr. Donald R. Monaco e Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Rosenfeld e Mr. Gerald L. Schroeder & Ms. Barbara Sofer e Mr. & Mrs. Cleon M. Shutt Jr. Mr. William C. Tost e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Treadway e Dr. & Mrs. Andreas A. Zavitsas e
CLASS OF 1949
CLASS OF 1956
CLASS OF 1943 Mr. Henry A. Daden Mr. Richard E. Doremus e Mr. Daniel F. Gates Mr. & Mrs. S. Paul Jones Mr. James M. Stewart d & Mrs. James M. Stewart e Mr. & Mrs. Erwin W. Westphal e
CLASS OF 1944
Mr. & Mrs. David C. Bigelow e Mr. & Mrs. Gilman W. Ordway Dr. Hugh M. Pratt e
Mr. Richard I. Hall e
CLASS OF 1950
Mr. Paul R. Alasso e Mr. & Mrs. Lorrimer Armstrong Jr. e Lt. Col. & Mrs. Somerville E. Dillon, USAF (Ret.) Cmdr. & Mrs. George DuBois Mr. R. Schuyler Goodwin IV e Mr. & Mrs. Leland S. Hanson e Mr. Richard B. Riley e Mr. & Mrs. Harvey S. Rubin, Head Class Agent e Mr. James L. Shirk e Mr. & Mrs. James B. Sly
CLASS OF 1951 Mr. & Mrs. Jorge H. Consuegra Mr. & Mrs. Warren T. Ford Sr., Head Class Agent e
Avon Old Farms School
CLASS OF 1952
Mr. & Mrs. Henry R. Burt e Mr. Wallace Frampton Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Moyses Mr. Joel I. Roskin e Dr. Philip Rotondo e
CLASS OF 1946
Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Ganz e Mr. & Mrs. Clinton B. Mullen Mr. Robert F. Voytershark e
Mr. & Mrs. Huntley G. Davenport Mr. P. Patrick Greeven Mr. Stephen L. Kadish e Mr. & Mrs. Adams C. McHenry Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. McHenry e Mr. John H. Murphy e Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Stahlman e
CLASS OF 1957 Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Becher Mr. & Mrs. Guy O. Dove III e Mr. & Mrs. James C. Flippin e Mr. Brian F. Geenty & Mr. Patrick Prudhomme Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gryboski e Mr. Guy Gundaker III e Mr. & Mrs. David E. Koskoff e Mr. B. William Mayer e Mr. & Mrs. Merrill C. Roth e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew E. Stern e
Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Thorndike III e Mr. & Mrs. Elliott J. Tuckel e
CLASS OF 1958 Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Barry IV Mr. & Mrs. N. Jameson Chace Mr. & Mrs. Austin Chambers, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Grafflin Cook e Mr. & Mrs. John E. Dooley e Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Ferrier Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Holt e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Lash e Dr. & Mrs. R. Peter Mogielnicki e Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Nugent e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey G. Schlein e Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Taylor e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Thompson e
CLASS OF 1959
Mr. Richard G. Croft Jr. e Mr. John F. Davenport & Ms. Batya Miller e Mr. Charles W. Davis, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Fisher Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Laurence B. Gardner e Mr. & Mrs. Hollis J. Griffin e Mr. & Mrs. Wayne R. Hartigan Dr. Richard K. Loveland, Hon. d & Mrs. Richard K. Loveland e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas B. Marshall, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. George F. Motter IV Mr. Rolf H. Olson, Class Agent & Mrs. Sioux Stacy-Olson e Lt. Col. & Mrs. Albert R. Pettingill, USA (Ret.) e Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Ramsey e Mr. B. Franklin Reinauer III e Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Rickard e Mr. & Mrs. Joel B. Rockwell Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Seagroatt e Mr. Stephen C. Sumner & Mrs. Pamela M. Finnegan Mr. & Mrs. W. George Viering e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Whitman Jr. e
CLASS OF 1960
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Bogino e Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Goldfarb e Dr. Bradford Lewis Mr. Steven L. Merrill e Mr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Pope e Mr. & Mrs. William F. Powers Jr. e Mr. C. Ford Reese Jr. & Ms. Lorraine Perry e Mr. & Mrs. Arthur A. Rosenthal Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Stillgebauer Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Street e Mr. James R. Wardrop e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Wells III e
CLASS OF 1962
Mr. & Mrs. Karl L. Aschenbach e Mr. Christopher Hall d & Mrs. Christopher Hall Mr. E. Paul Herbert e Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Lawrence III e Mr. & Mrs. John M. Luders Mr. & Mrs. David S. Miles Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Rozinsky, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. George R. Seifert e Mr. & Mrs. Byron G. Tosi Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich Sr. Mr. Henry H. Villard e
CLASS OF 1963
Dr. & Mrs. Richard R. Bennett, Class Agent e Mr. Thomas K. Curtis, Head Class Agent e & Ms. Lynn Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Duff Mr. Charles F. Emmons & Ms. Anna Ferri e Mr. John R. Finch Jr. Mr. Preston Haskell Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hynson Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Lester e Mr. & Mrs. William W. Lyon e Mr. & Mrs. Poulson C. Reed e Mr. Jack R. Stokvis & Mrs. Evelyn Noether Mr. & Mrs. J. Lee Turner Mr. Warren S. Van Deventer e Mr. R. Anthony Wall Jr. & Ms. Mayan Antonucci e
CLASS OF 1964
Mr. Thomas A. Anderson e Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Brick e Mr. & Mrs. John H. Dick e Mr. & Mrs. Shepherd M. Holcombe Jr. e Mr. Harold M. Jones Mr. & Mrs. Roger L. Larsen e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony K. McCague e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Minnick e Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Mitnick e Mr. & Mrs. Edmund T. Mudge IV e Mr. & Mrs. P. P. Prudden e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Rubicam e Mr. & Mrs. Jon R. Salony Mr. & Mrs. John K. Shaw III e Mr. Peter L. Shinbach e Mr. Richard S. Valentine e Col. & Mrs. Richard D. Ward II, USAF (Ret.) Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Weeks Sr. e Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Zinsser
CLASS OF 1965
Mr. & Mrs. Erich L. Cluxton e Mr. William S. David Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Hawley e Mr. & Mrs. George F. Henschel Jr., Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. George W. Macon III e Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Siegel Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Steinberg e Mr. Lawrence B. Tweedy & Mr. Ric S. Markle e
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Alling II e Mr. Perry Benson Jr., Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Randolph P. Eddy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Matthew H. Gates Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Grant e Mr. Terry Hess e & Mrs. Terry Hess d Mr. & Mrs. John R. Nissley e Mr. & Mrs. G. Keating Pepper e Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Ruifrok e Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Stokvis e Mr. William A. Wiener e
P = Parent
W = Widow
CLASS OF 1961
GP = Grandparent
CLASS OF 1966
Dr. Mary R. Harper & Mr. John A. Harper e
Mr. Timothy R. Reed & Mr. Lance French e Mr. & Mrs. Jesse D. Saunders e
CLASS OF 1972
Mr. Henry Kammandel Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Barker, Dr. Charles Outwin Head Class Agent e & Mrs. Carolyn van Beek-Outwin Mr. & Mrs. Winthrop B. Bissell Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Reiss e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher R. B. Cargen e Mr. Remsen S. Vickrey & Ms. Margaret Deacy Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Dudley Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas M. Wells e Mr. & Mrs. Berton K. Frank Col. Donald F. Gabreski CLASS OF 1971 & Col. Terry L. Gabreski e Mr. & Mrs. Vere W. Gaynor e Mr. & Mrs. Timothy R. Beeble Mr. & Mrs. William P. Child e Mr. & Mrs. David M. Hallam e Mr. & Mrs. Henry R. Coons, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hausberg e Mr. & Mrs. S. Lawrence Hammerman II Mr. Daniel I. Krentzman & Ms. Patti Sheinman e Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Hood e Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Moser e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew H. Shepard e Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Off Jr. e Dr. & Mrs. John S. Spencer, Ph.D. e Mr. & Mrs. R. Douglas Parker e Dr. Joseph C. Vecchiarino III, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. David S. Pinkham e
CLASS OF 1967
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Asiel e Mr. & Mrs. Emmett M. Avery III e Mr. & Mrs. Marshall V. Baker Mr. Richard P. Behr, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Scott L. Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. James W. Corrigan, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. John H. Duquette Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm M. Hirsh Jr., Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Joshua R. Lipman e Mr. & Mrs. William F. Roberts Jr., Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Schorr Mr. & Mrs. William T. Whitney e
CLASS OF 1968
Dr. Richard B. Boebel e Mr. Miguel E. Carpio Delfino & Mrs. Rosario De Los Reyes De Carpio Mr. & Mrs. Chase F. Donaldson, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey H. Doughty e Mr. & Mrs. Fredric G. Fearn Jr. Mr. Jay R. Goldstein Mr. Jeffrey P. Kent Mr. & Mrs. Lewis B. Pollard e Mr. George L. Purnell, Head Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Rauch e Mr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Reed Mr. Robert S. Scott Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Sharman e Mr. & Mrs. John D. Wendler e
CLASS OF 1969 Mr. & Mrs. L. Larus Avery Mr. & Mrs. David F. Coleman, Class Agent e Mr. Daniel K. Des Marais e Mr. Robert J. K. Hart Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas A. MacLeay e Mr. & Mrs. William T. Sargent Mr. & Mrs. G. Van Upjohn e
CLASS OF 1970 Mr. & Mrs. Harris H. Bucklin III, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. John L. Burr e
e = ELEPHANT Longevity (five or more consecutive years of giving)
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Angel e Mr. Alexander F. Bonacarti e Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Carpenter, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Driscoll e Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Driscoll, Reunion Chair Dr. Rebecca Firth & Mr. Douglas L. Firth Mr. Kenneth N. Greenberg e Mr. Peter D. Hynson e Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Karn Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Sargent e Mr. & Mrs. John M. Wright II
CLASS OF 1973
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen D. Ades e Mr. Christopher L. Atkins, Head Class Agent & Ms. Lauren Letellier e Mr. & Mrs. John R. Bourget, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Duncan S. Broatch e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. DiCorpo e Mr. Bron C. Gervais Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Lavendier e Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Moran Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Protasewich
CLASS OF 1974
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Anschutz, Class Agent e Mr. William D. Batesole, Class Agent & Ms. Anne Nordstrom e Mr. & Mrs. James E. Bell III e Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Connell, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Mark H. DeBlois, Class Agent e Mr. David P. Evans & Ms. Mary King e Dr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Feibel e Mr. & Mrs. George J. Giannoni, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Morris D. Goldstein e Mr. W. Barrett Holby Jr., Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Leisure Dr. & Mrs. Scott B. MacDonald e Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. McCarthy e Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Molloy, Co-Head Class Agent e Dr. Geoffrey B. Monsour & Ms. Audrey Swank e Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Sulick Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. W. J. White e
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CLASS OF 1975 Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey M. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Applegate e Mr. & Mrs. Randal A. Becker Mr. Douglas E. Beeghly e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Byrne III, Head Class Agent e Mr. Michael S. Cercone e Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Haack III e Mr. & Mrs. David M. Jack Mr. & Mrs. Gordon F. Linke, Class Agent Mr. Lewis du Pont Smith d & Mrs. Andrea Diano-Smith e Mr. Timothy L. Trautman e Mr. & Mrs. John F. Van Sant Jr. e
CLASS OF 1976
Mr. & Mrs. Harold A. Davis e Dr. Craig S. Feibel Mr. James M. Gilmore, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. David F. Jacobs e Mr. & Mrs. Kirk F. Maassen e Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Rice e Mr. & Mrs. Lance B. Rothstein e Mr. Philip R. Tripp e Mr. & Mrs. Alexander N. Worley, Head Class Agent e
CLASS OF 1977
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart D. Beath, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Bissell e Mr. Scott N. Burton & Ms. Aprile Adintori e Mr. & Mrs. Jorge E. Consuegra Jr., Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Hinrichs e Mr. David D. Hunter & Mrs. Tanja Kluit-Hunter Mr. & Mrs. Edmund E. Sanford e Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Szilagyi Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey F. Thompson e Mr. & Mrs. John H. Vallas Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan R. Yale e Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln C. Young e
CLASS OF 1978
Mr. & Mrs. Duncan M. Alexander e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Buckley e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Deyette, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan M. Farrow Mr. & Mrs. John M. Garvey, Class Agent e Mr. David C. Gilliam e Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hinckley Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Allan W. Linke e Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Martino e Mr. Thomas O. McCarthy e Mr. Clayton S. Parsons III e Mr. Randolph H. Pike, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Wenderoth
CLASS OF 1979 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Affelder e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Brand Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Driscoll e Mr. & Mrs. James P. Garvey, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony M. Gray, Co-Head Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Christopher K. Hampton e Mr. & Mrs. George D. Iverson VI e
Avon Old Farms School
Mr. & Mrs. Philip F. Law e Dr. & Mrs. Allen N. Lepore e Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Linke, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. David D. MacKinnon e Mr. & Mrs. William G. Thames Jr. e
CLASS OF 1980
Mr. & Mrs. Michael M. Baker e Mr. Kenneth H. Blanchard, Co-Head Class Agent e Major & Mrs. John M. Bourgault, USMC (Ret.) e Mr. & Mrs. James B. Carpenter e Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cashel Mr. & Mrs. William C. Cherry e Mr. Andres A. Consuegra, Class Agent & Ms. Maria M. Velasco e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Davey Jr., Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Mark Doherty e Mr. & Mrs. George F. Getz Jr. e Mr. Charles L. Hanscomb, Hon. d & Mrs. Charles L. Hanscomb Mr. & Mrs. John V. Harker Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Eric E. Johnson e Mr. Gordon B. Little & Ms. Elizabeth McLarney e Mr. & Mrs. Brian R. Maitland, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Mark Mr. & Mrs. Peter E. Matalon Mr. & Mrs. John A. Nolan e Mr. & Mrs. Matthew S. Paskus Mr. Robert D. Peters Mr. & Mrs. Kurt F. Reardon e Mr. & Mrs. James C. Rhoades e Mr. & Mrs. George H. Stafford Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. White e Mr. & Mrs. Scott L. Woelfel e
CLASS OF 1981
Mr. & Mrs. Brien Biondi, Reunion Chair e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Cloud, Class Agent Mr. Daniel J. Fegan Mr. & Mrs. John P. Franzosa e Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Gibbons e Mr. Timothy E. Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey G. Kratz, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Lynch Mr. & Mrs. William B. Maag, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Mancuso Jr. Mr. Christopher R. Morrissey e Mr. Peter M. O’Neill e Mr. Craig J. Rubinstein e Mr. & Mrs. John G. Sealey Mr. Peter R. Sulick Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Symes, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony E. Tattersfield Jr. e
CLASS OF 1982
Mr. Douglas H. Candler e Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Casey Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Cheston e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Brian B. Conroy e Mr. & Mrs. Gregory T. Fish, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Jerold T. Garvey, Class Agent e Mr. John W. Hawie Mr. Henry B. Kells, Reunion Chair e Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Masinter Mr. & Mrs. John M. McCormick Jr. e
Mr. & Mrs. Wade L. McDevitt e Mr. Daniel J. O’Connor III e Mr. & Mrs. Lee B. Ogden e Mr. & Mrs. Gregory V.R. Stanton, Class Agent e Mr. Philip S. Wellman & Ms. Leslie Smith e Mr. & Mrs. John A. Zappone e
CLASS OF 1983 Mr. & Mrs. Erik A. Akopiantz Mr. & Mrs. Brad A. Benson e Mr. Jonathan T. Brand Mr. & Mrs. Brett C. Duffy, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. William E. Eschert, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Robert V. Fish II e Mr. & Mrs. James A. Freiberg e Mr. & Mrs. Willard B. Green III e Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Gregory, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Nicholas C. Kobusch Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Franklyn D. Owen III e Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Pegg Mr. & Mrs. David K. Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Arnold G. Stifel Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Winemaster
CLASS OF 1984 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Adams e Mr. Leland A. Alper e Mr. Kyle M. Appell Mr. & Mrs. Preston M. Cherouny e Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Fish Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Giannamore e Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Gibbons Mr. & Mrs. Keith W. Gnazzo e Mr. & Mrs. John S. Gordon, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Dean C. Graham e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Hennessey e Mr. Christian P. Hesse Ambassador & Mrs. Stuart W. Holliday Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Horning Mr. & Mrs. Brett R. Jefferson Mr. & Mrs. David J. Maikowski e Mr. & Mrs. Armour N. Mellon e Mr. & Mrs. Bradley R. Morris e Mr. & Mrs. John A. Sebastian e Cmdr. & Mrs. Andrew F. Smith, USN Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Valimont, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Matthew T. Weir e
CLASS OF 1985 Mr. & Mrs. Hugh S. Asher Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy T. Banks e Mr. & Mrs. John G. Birle Mr. & Mrs. Francisco V. Carrera-Justiz e Mr. & Mrs. William R. Collins e Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Conroy e Mr. & Mrs. John A. Costello Mr. & Mrs. James E. Cushman Jr. Mr. Christopher S. Drew & Mrs. Katie Martin e Mr. & Mrs. Paul B. Duwan Mr. & Mrs. Bradley A. Evens Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Giannamore e
Mr. & Mrs. Drew S. Graham e Mr. & Mrs. Shuji Kobayakawa Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Loewy Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Lowe, Class Agent e Mr. Timothy C. Orr e Dr. Zoe Watson & Mr. Stuart C. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Paris Mr. Sam L. Rubenstein, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. James Y. Stribling III Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich III e
CLASS OF 1986 Mr. & Mrs. John G. Ashe, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cicchetti e Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coburn Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Drinkwater Mr. Ian J. Gaisford & Ms. Louise McCarthy e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Gorman, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Matthew A. Green Dr. & Mrs. James S. Harrop Jr. e Mr. Kris V. Hazard Mr. & Mrs. Neil H. Kristian e Mr. & Mrs. Henry D. Krupnikoff, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. Leetch Mr. & Mrs. John W. Maxwell e Mr. & Mrs. Timothy D. Orr Mr. & Mrs. James G. Reid e Mr. & Mrs. Jason E. Taylor e
CLASS OF 1987 Mr. G. Garvin Brown IV & Mrs. Steffanie Diamond-Brown e Mr. & Mrs. William P. Burks Jr., Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Delnicki Mr. & Mrs. Garrett T. Fish e Mr. & Mrs. Brendan P. Flynn Mr. & Mrs. Scott L. Gwilliam e Mr. & Mrs. David M. Hession e Mr. & Mrs. F. Reid Hipp e Mr. Alexander C. Hitz Mr. & Mrs. Warner T. James Jr. e Mr. Andrew M. Leidner e Mr. & Mrs. Adam C. Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Craig A. Mapstone Mr. & Mrs. Andrew H. McCalla Mr. & Mrs. Christopher G. McCormack e Mr. James W. McCormick e Mr. Scott D. Perry Dr. Tad T. M. Renvyle & Dr. Rachel Jordan e Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Salvoni Jr. Dr. & Mrs. J. Peter St. Clair Mr. & Mrs. Tatsuya Takaku e Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Whitty
CLASS OF 1988 Mr. & Mrs. Shawn E. Atkinson, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Mark G. Bothwell e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew W. Brown Mr. & Mrs. John E. Brown IV Mr. Stephen E. Casey Mr. David E. Cooper e Mr. & Mrs. Kelly M. Cragg Mr. & Mrs. James H. Daine e Mr. & Mrs. James M. Dowden
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gryboski Jr., Class Agent e Mr. Daniel M. Harrop e Mr. Jerome B. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Robin B. Ketcham e Mr. Michael D. Krupnikoff Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Lech e Mr. & Mrs. Brendan B. Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Francis A. Martin IV e Mr. & Mrs. Ryan T. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Andrew T. Niebuhr e Mr. Marc D. Northern Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Reed, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Brian M. Regan Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel A. Smith e Mr. & Mrs. Bret A. Stoffer Mr. Christopher H. Stone & Mr. David Fox e Mr. & Mrs. Marc J. Stuzynski, Class Agent e Mr. Benjamin H. Travers Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Wagner e
CLASS OF 1989 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Cheek IV Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Cordova e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Davis e Mr. Daniel J. Entwistle e Mr. & Mrs. William F. Farrington Mr. Brendan L. McKernan e Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Sheaffer Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Usich e Mr. Lionel Viret Mr. & Mrs. Eric E. Voegtle Mr. & Mrs. Alan L. Weiner Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Wileman, Head Class Agent e
CLASS OF 1990 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Brendan J. Andrews e Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Beardwood Mr. & Mrs. Culley C. Carson IV Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Deckers, Head Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Delahunty e Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Farrell Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Fleetwood Mr. & Mrs. Timothy M. Foley e Mr. Graham Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. David D. Gordon e Mr. & Mrs. Brian K. Gregory e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Gresh e Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Heinke Mr. & Mrs. James L. Livermore e Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Malafronte, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Matthew S. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher I. Pye e Mr. & Mrs. Huger G. Sinkler e Mr. & Mrs. Todd M. Spector e Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Trentmann Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Travis A. Tucker e Mr. & Mrs. Todd F. Weaver e
CLASS OF 1991
Mr. & Mrs. Todd W. Ferrier Mr. Keith E. Festa, Class Agent & Mrs. Nancy Ghabai-Festa e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew H. Fisher, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Damian J. Fox Mr. Thomas J. Harrop e Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Hornish, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Nigel H. Mendez e Mr. & Mrs. Todd A. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Carlos A. Motta e Mr. John B. Pinkham Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Rozinsky e Mr. & Mrs. Scot C. Storrie Mr. & Mrs. Elliot A. Wagner e Mr. Brendon A. Welker, Class Agent e
CLASS OF 1992
Mr. & Mrs. William P. Austin e Mr. Brendan C. Dinan Mr. Scott M. Goodwyn, Class Agent e Mr. Kyle W. Hamburg Mr. Tsuyoshi Kobayashi & Ms. Alison Chapin Dr. & Mrs. Benn L. Lieberman Mr. & Mrs. Alec J. MacArthur Mr. & Mrs. Bryan J. Matthews e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. McGarrity Mr. & Mrs. W. Steele Pollard, Class Agent e Mr. Jesse D. Rappaport e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Rotondo Mr. & Mrs. John Ruan IV e Mr. & Mrs. John W. Tharpe, Class Agent e Mr. Andrew R. Volk e
CLASS OF 1993 Anonymous Mr. Matthew E. Bill e Mr. & Mrs. Lance A. Cashion, Class Agent Mr. Adam K. Cline e Mr. & Mrs. Mark French Mr. & Mrs. Chia H. Hua e Mr. Charles P. Kohn Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Todd L. Lady Mr. Jonathan D. Lyon Mr. & Mrs. David J. Parrott Mr. & Mrs. Lee N. Schmertzler e
CLASS OF 1994 Capt. & Mrs. Matthew H. Bazarian, USMCR Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Carey Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Chelala Mr. George W. Crook Mr. Peter B. Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Bryan R. Donahue Mr. & Mrs. Graham C. Fuller, Head Class Agent Mr. Robert M. Gagnon Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Gozzo e Mr. Eric Z. Grey Mr. & Mrs. Adam Josef e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Minella Mr. & Mrs. Timothy L. Waterman e
CLASS OF 1995
Mr. Patrick T. Ashe & Mrs. Ashley L. Farrar Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Cutler Mr. & Mrs. John M. Denery Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Dowling Jr., Class Agent e
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew E. Aptman, Class Agent e Mr. Erik Y. Assadourian Mr. & Mrs. Spencer E. Beal Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Graham R. Callaghan e
P = Parent
W = Widow
GP = Grandparent
Mr. & Mrs. Luke K. Cline e Mr. Stephen J. Close Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Fish e Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Fitzpatrick e Mr. James W. Gale e Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon F. Hartnett, Class Agent e Mr. Patrick J. Hickey Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Hoak e Mr. & Mrs. Marc R. Holtman e Mr. Timothy J. McAndrew, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. John P. McAuliffe, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Peter K. Sheffield III e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Silvestro, Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy D. Tevald e
Mr. Geoffrey R. Barlow, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. J. Andrew Corrigan, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Craig P. Evans e Mr. Joshua M. Heller, Class Agent Mr. Michael A. Holtman Mr. Andy Jaikaran Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin K. James Dr. Gregory M. Kraczkowsky II, Class Agent e Mr. Kevin J. Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Brian M. Lemek e Mr. George E. Psaras, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. David G. Ries Jr. e Mr. Nicholas J. Torretti Mr. & Mrs. George M. Trautman, Hon. e Mr. Drew T. Widger e
CLASS OF 1996
CLASS OF 1999
Anonymous (2) Mr. & Mrs. William F. Bonk e Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Caruso, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Matthew R. Chandler e Mr. & Mrs. Kendall K. C. Cheatham e Mr. Brent R. P. Drake e Mr. & Mrs. Brian R. Emerson e Mr. & Mrs. Hiram E. Groh Mr. Kevin J. Moglia e Mr. Richard W. Pendleton Jr., Hon. e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher P. Rennick Mr. & Mrs. Austin B. Sperry
CLASS OF 1997
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Buzzeo e Mr. & Mrs. John P. D’Entremont e Mr. Brock E. Doran Mr. Daniel A. Doucette e Mr. & Mrs. Jared P. Febbroriello Mr. & Mrs. Shane N. Lieberman e Mr. Jermaine A. Matheson e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Salerno Jr., Class Agent e Mr. Timothy B. Stay, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Kyle R. Youngquist, Co-Head Class Agent e
CLASS OF 1998 Mr. Arthur J. Andrews III Mr. Tauseef A. Ansari
e = ELEPHANT Longevity (five or more consecutive years of giving)
Mr. Glenn R. Berglund e Mr. Crager J. Boardman III e Mr. & Mrs. Erin R. Borger, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Carter Jr., Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. James W. Chesson e Mr. Austin W. Dienst e Mr. & Mrs. Jaymes B. Dorr, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Gateman, Class Agent e Mr. David R. Gryboski, Co-Head Class Agent e Capt. & Mrs. John B. Haberland e Mr. Robert P. Higginbotham e Mr. & Mrs. Barry C. Joyce e Mr. J. Matthew Kowalchick e Mr. & Mrs. Todd L. Marr e Mr. & Mrs. Thatcher W. Martin e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Montineri Mr. David S. Occhialini Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan H. Pintoff Mr. & Mrs. Eamon S. Sheehan e Mr. & Mrs. C. Adam Stifel e Mr. Benjamin P. von Mayrhauser
CLASS OF 2000 Anonymous Mr. Saud Ahmad Mr. & Mrs. John D. Beck, Class Agent Mr. Matthew L. Biscaldi Mr. Ryan S. Breakey e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher A. Caulfield, Class Agent e
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A L U M N I A N N U A L F U N D G I F T S (continued) Mr. Michael J. Cuccia Mr. & Mrs. J. Stratford R. Dennis e Mr. & Mrs. Patrick W. Dowling, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Adam B. Ehret e Mr. & Mrs. Eric S. Hill, Class Agent Mr. Scott M. Horvath Mr. Matthew W. Journalist e Mr. Christopher G. Lundberg e Mr. Nicholas P. Malinosky e Mr. Chandler R. Mount, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. O’Neill, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Zachary P. Prenoveau Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Cristian M. Smith & Ms. Susana Gonzalez Revilla Vallarino Mr. Michael E. Sorvillo e Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Tenukas, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. James W. Thibadeau e Mr. Scott M. Trahan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Villecco e Mr. & Mrs. Andrew G. Weisman e
CLASS OF 2001 Mr. Stephen C. Brengle Mr. Seth C. Brohinsky Mr. William H. Broomall Mr. Joshua L. Bruff Mr. Daniel J. Cappello e Mr. Brian Casey Mr. & Mrs. Douglas E. Chasser Mr. Craig P. Chester, Class Agent e Mr. Alexander C. Coates e Mr. Christopher D. Coleman, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Ari C. De Wilde & Ms. Marte Ostvik-de Wilde Capt. & Mrs. Alexander R. Dean e Mr. William T. Dean IV Mr. Matthew J. Haddad, Class Agent e Mr. Peter T. Harrison Mr. Christopher R. Higgins e
Avon Old Farms School
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas H. LaRocque, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Fielding D. McElroy Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. McNamara e Mr. Brandon B. Morrocco e Mr. Christian R. Nettune Mr. Eric D. Souza Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Z. Stevens II e Mr. Stephen C. Wagner, Class Agent
Mr. Andrew D. A. Jervis Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Karoly, Class Agent e Mr. Ryan G. Malfitano e Mr. James P. Philbin IV Mr. Andrew J. Sercombe Mr. James T. Tang, Head Class Agent e Mr. Matthew T. Trautman Mr. James J. Westcott
CLASS OF 2002
Mr. & Mrs. Morgan T. Barrieau, Class Agent e Mr. Andrew H. B. Bennett e Mr. & Mrs. Evan A. Bowen Mr. & Mrs. Gilman A. Callsen e Mr. & Mrs. Samuel J. Cole e Mr. Matthew S. D’Annolfo e Mr. Matthew R. Dratch Mr. Adam C. Fine Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Finnegan Mr. Patrick L. Forshner, Class Agent Mr. Jonathan P. Fugge Mr. Connor R. Grogan Mr. Scott A. Hannah Mr. Tyler E. Kelley Mr. Nicholas R. Kirschner Mr. Graham T. Klehr-Keyes e Mr. Brett H. Kreter Mr. Jason B. LaVorgna Mr. Griffin Leahy e Mr. Edward J. Mazur III Mr. Albert R. McDonald III Mr. Kevin P. McLaughlin Mr. Matthew H. Moran, Head Class Agent e Mr. Alexander L. Nicolia Mr. Nicholas T. Pacquee Mr. Gabriel K. Park e Mr. & Mrs. Justin R. Pool e Mr. Thomas J. Sponzo Mr. Salvatore A. Szwed Mr. Brandon W. Thiess e Mr. Michael T. Wilson Mr. Raymond J. Yozwiak e
Mr. & Mrs. Gerard P. Barrieau III e Mr. Brendan P. Bell e Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Biggart e Mr. & Mrs. Brooks A. Clinton Mr. John P. Clinton Mr. & Mrs. Brian T. Cohane Mr. Frank D. B. DiCocco e d Mr. Matthew D. Foley Mr. Richard A. Gilday, Class Agent e Mr. & Mrs. Patrick G. Hornbrook Mr. Michael F. Karoly Mr. John P. Moeller e Mr. William N. Palmer, Head Class Agent e Mr. Bryant A. Rich e Mr. Thomas J. Soyster Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Stevens e Mr. Adam T. Swain Mr. Charles S. Ward Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Wenstrom
CLASS OF 2003
Mr. Brian P. Brown e Mr. Daniel G. Ciaburri Jr., Class Agent e Mr. Kyle Coleman e Mr. Tyler W. Conant Mr. Peter M. Ford, Class Agent Mr. Brett R. Garber Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Hamilton Mr. Mark A. Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Hoak e Mr. & Mrs. Craig P. Irwin
CLASS OF 2004
CLASS OF 2005 Mr. Patrick E. Bain Mr. John M. Benoit e Mr. Jeffrey S. Chen Mr. & Mrs. Hwi-Yoon Cheong e Mr. Timothy D. Custer e Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Doane Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John W. Ducci, Class Agent Mr. David P. Harrison e Mr. Jackson O. Howard, Class Agent e Mr. Charles H. Hyde Mr. Robert Jaramillo Mr. Matthew L. Jones Mr. Erik P. Kapchus Mr. Andrew B. Lawrence, Class Agent e Mr. Dane G. Lemeris, Head Class Agent e Mr. Eric R. McGrath Mr. John C. Mori, Class Agent Mr. Eric R. Quinlan e Mr. Flint O. Reilly e Mr. Robert L. Rosenhaus Mr. David E. Rothschild, Class Agent e Mr. Coursen W. Schneider Mr. Andrew R. Schultz Mr. Jarrad M. Seiden e Mr. Jeffery S. Soyster e Mr. Benjamin M. Stoner Mr. Bryan M. Sweeney, Class Agent e Mr. Robert M. Tesar, Class Agent Mr. & Mrs. Andrew S. Valentine Mr. Maurice A. Weeks Mr. Brayton Williams Mr. Taylor J. Wuennemann e
CLASS OF 2006 Mr. & Mrs. Ralph R. Allen Mr. Brendan K. Avery Mr. Derrick Barker Mr. Stuart D. Beath Jr., Class Agent e Mr. Trevor D. Biggart Mr. Jonathan P. Bingham Mr. Trevor L. Bradley e Mr. Steven A. Capraro, Class Agent Mr. Thomas S. Cousins IV e Mr. Mitchell R. Daigle Mr. Kevin T. Driscoll, Co-Head Class Agent Mr. Stephen P. Driscoll, Class Agent e Mr. Thomas R. Gianakos e Mr. Robert S. Hayes e Mr. Bradley D. Hooker e Mr. Eugene E. Hutchinson e Mr. Erik J. Lanza e Mr. Tae Jun Lee Mr. Bradley V. Lipkvich e Mr. James W. Little Jr. Mr. Benjamin J. Lyons e Mr. J. Taylor Malfitano e Mr. James T. Maule e Mr. Henry L. Murray III, Class Agent e Mr. Samuel L. O’Brien Mr. Joshua P. Pavano, Co-Head Class Agent Mr. Christopher R. Prudhomme Mr. Matthew R. Reilly, Class Agent e Mr. Robert H. Rogers III Mr. David T. Sharp Mr. Thomas M. Shumway e Mr. R. Peter Theis, Class Agent e
CLASS OF 2012
Mr. Christopher R. Victor e Mr. Patrick L. Williams Mr. Justin D. Worth e Mr. Frank E. Yozwiak e Mr. Kevin M. Zikaras
CLASS OF 2007
Mr. Randall N. Angel e Mr. Daniel L. Arguedas Mr. Zachary T. Barker C2C Matthew D. Beath, Class Agent e Mr. Nicholas L. Bonino, Class Agent e Mr. Christopher P. Canning, Class Agent Mr. Michael S. Cooke Mr. Casey R. Coons, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Matthew N. Giamalis, Class Agent Mr. Aaron J. Gittleman Mr. Jordan W. Glaze, Class Agent e Mr. Jonathan B. Gurry e Mr. Tyler C. Haddad, Co-Head Class Agent Mr. Jonathan R. Haspilaire, Class Agent Mr. Jonathan C. Higginbotham Mr. Brady B. Kain Mr. Matthew C. Keller e Mr. & Mrs. William G. Kron, Hon. Mr. Andrew J. Lyons e Mr. Brian C. Malchoff, Class Agent e Mr. Thomas E. Mapes Mr. Patrick J. Miller e Mr. Juan C. Parra, Class Agent Mr. Ryan C. Petersen Mr. Michael J. Recchia, Class Agent e Mr. Timothy A. Russell Mr. Tyler J. Schultz Mr. Luke F. Seymour e Mr. William B. Sieber, Class Agent Mr. Kenneth Trentowski, Class Agent Mr. W. Cameron West Mr. Armand W. Wilson, Class Agent Mr. Henri F. Youlden e
Mr. Peter J. Holst-Grubbe, Class Agent e Mr. Chane F. Keller Mr. Andrew L. Leclerc Mr. Kyle P. Lipkvich e Mr. Timothy J. Longo Mr. Eric J. Meyers Mr. Brandon J. Moore Mr. Daniel New e Mr. Evan M. Piercey e Mr. Michael J. Reilly e Mr. Benjamin H. Riley Mr. Kevin S. Sisti, Co-Head Class Agent e Mr. Matthew R. Solomon e Mr. Preston L. Thompson Mr. Abraham J. Wachter, Class Agent e Mr. Edwin L. Wallace Mr. Daniel A. Witkiewicz Mr. Christopher J. Wolfel Mr. Richard H. Woodwell e Mr. Jacob A. Zieky e
CLASS OF 2009
Mr. Douglas J. Beyer Mr. Erik J. Biggart Mr. Benjamin A. Chodar e Mr. Joseph D. D’Amelio Mr. Andrew J. Dillon Mr. Blaise F. Driscoll Mr. Ryan J. Endorf Mr. Paul T. W. Foote e Mr. James R. Frageau Jr. Mr. John W. Froman II Mr. Will H. Hendricks, Co-Head Class Agent Mr. David R. Hollady, Class Agent
Mr. David A. Bauchiero III Mr. John B. Beath, Head Class Agent e Mr. Jake R. Bourgault, Class Agent e Mr. Colin R. Bradley Mr. Jared P. Ciejek Mr. Craig T. Cottrell Jr. e Mr. Peter R. Cruice Mr. Conor R. Cummings, Class Agent e Mr. Michael B. Fogarty Jr. Mr. Pierce H. Ford Mr. & Mrs. Blake C. Forkey Mr. Graham C. Garland e Mr. Christopher K. Hampton Mr. Steven M. Heller Mr. Sung Jin Jeong e Mr. Jack D. Knobloch Mr. Robert M. Konferowicz Mr. Ian J. Lapin Mr. Matthew P. Lauro Mr. Michael C. Mangan, Class Agent e Mr. Douglas S. Margison II Mr. Christopher B. Marx Jr. Mr. Gregory M. Miller Jr. e Mr. K. Conor Price Mr. John P. Rotchford, Class Agent Mr. Christopher B. Ruhlig Mr. Michael H. Scali Mr. Jason A. Torey e Mr. Andres F. Ventura Mr. John S. Wallace Mr. Perry C. Wasserbauer e Mr. Aaron H. Zaleznik e
P = Parent
W = Widow
CLASS OF 2008
GP = Grandparent
CLASS OF 2010 Mr. Thomas N. Arnell Mr. Riggs T. Brackett Mr. Javier Carabias Mr. Jorge Carabias Mr. Blake S. Clinton Mr. Matthew R. Coz, Head Class Agent Mr. Patrick D. Hampton, Class Agent Mr. Jordan A. B. Ide e Mr. George D. Iverson, VII Mr. Benjamin B. LaRocque, Class Agent Mr. Alexander J. Levy Mr. Kevin Lin Mr. Sam R. Marvin Mr. Matthew J. McGuire Mr. Patrick R. Miller Mr. Connor J. Mooney Mr. Jonas R. Nissley Mr. John E. Runkel Mr. Curtis A. Sjodin Mr. David V. N. Smith III Mr. Michael A. Solomon e Mr. Minkyo Sur Mr. Benjamin T. Williams, Class Agent Mr. Max C. Wopperer Mr. Lincoln C. Young
CLASS OF 2011 Mr. Dominick O. Andre, Class Agent Mr. David A. Barros Mr. Michael J. Barros Mr. H. Jackson Brady Mr. Connor J. Cottrell Mr. John S. Courage Mr. Benjamin A. Crocker, Class Agent Mr. John M. Daly Mr. Thomas J. Dougherty Mr. Daniel M. Gauvin Mr. Gerard D. Hampton Mr. Euan Howard-Sorrell Mr. John B. Jackson Mr. Bronson L. Kelly Mr. Jeffrey A. Kimm Mr. Harrison M. Lyons, Class Agent Mr. Alistair J. S. MacDonald Mr. Robert G. MacDonald Mr. Reginald P. Mills Mr. Hiroshi Nasu Mr. Justin T. Niemeier Mr. Oliver K. Rothmann, Head Class Agent Mr. Eric J. Sjodin Mr. Phonkrit Tanavisarut Mr. Raymond J. Wiacek
e = ELEPHANT Longevity (five or more consecutive years of giving)
Mr. Alexander A. Banfield Mr. Mario Carvajal Mr. Benjamin T. Davis Mr. Connor P. Doyle, Class Agent Mr. Benjamin T. Freiberg Mr. Michael D. Gagnon Mr. Jonathan E. Gozzo Mr. Alex J. Johnson Mr. Kyle B. Klett Mr. Landon S. Kost Mr. Connor W. Latz Mr. Ian R. Lindahl Mr. Juan S. Mercado Mr. Cameron R. Metz Mr. Charles F. Murphy Mr. Michael A. Nicolia, Class Agent Mr. Grayson L. Pollock Mr. Myles C. Riley Mr. Jeremy D. Ross, Class Agent Mr. Michael Santaguida Mr. John D. Shamburger, Head Class Agent Mr. Patrick Wallace Mr. Harrison J. Wasserbauer Mr. Ryan K. Yen, Class Agent
CLASS OF 2013 Mr. Manuel Barnes Caso Bercht, Class Agent Mr. Jordan W. Blackington Mr. Michael A. Castellani Mr. Benjamin M. Charette Mr. Hank B. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Brian B. Conroy, Hon. e Mr. Duncan M. Cooke Mr. Christian A. Cottrell Mr. Patrick J. Dunk Mr. Blake R. Feagles Mr. Tae Hyoung Kim Mr. Brendan L. King Mr. Neil N. Kozikowski Mr. Chandler L. Kurtz Mrs. Gailanne Laferriere, Hon. & Mr. Andre Laferriere e Mr. Darren C. Longbottom Mr. Wilson P. Meyer, Head Class Agent Mr. Ugonna Njeze Mr. Michael J. Pumphret Mr. Jacob A. Reiner Mrs. Carol Reller, Hon. & Mr. Edward A. Reller e Mr. Matthew S. Slezak Mr. Ki Young Song Mr. William G. Thames III Mr. William M. White, Class Agent
CLASS OF 2014 Mr. Jamie E. Bell IV Mr. Kevin J. Smith Mr. Marc J. Zuzolo
CLASS OF 2015 Mr. Brett G. Backman Mr. Kade C. McCoy Mr. Sean C. Napoli
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PA R E N T L E A D E R S H I P C O M M I T T E E Mr. & Mrs. James H. Biggart P’02, ’06, ’08, ’14, Co-Chairmen Mr. James M. Liptrot & Ms. Nancy M. Liptrot P’11, ’12, ’15, Co-Chairmen Mr. & Mrs. Todd R. Meyer P’13, Co-Chairmen Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline P’93, ’95, GP’14, Grandparents Chairmen Mr. & Mrs. David M. Barros P’11, ’11, Parents of Alumni Chairmen Ms. Mary Allen P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Donald T. Awe P’14 Mr. & Mrs. James E. Bell III ’74, P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Y. Berry P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Brett C. Browchuk P’15 Mr. & Mrs. David J. Castellani P’13 Mr. John A. Charette & Mrs. Lynn Mather Charette P’13 Mr. Robert B. Clark & Mrs. Maryon J. Van Tassel-Clark P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Scot E. Cohen P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Brendan T. Conry Sr. P’13 Dr. Marcelo C. de Morais & Ms. Susan M. de Morais P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Albert A. Di Antonio Jr. P’12, ’15 Dr. Robert P. Feldman & Dr. Virginia E. Feldman P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Garvey P’14 Dr. & Mrs. Zoher Ghogawala P’13 Mr. Maxwell Harvey-Goodwin & Mrs. Victoria J. Goodwin P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Higgins P’01, ’03, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Imperatore Jr. P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Kelly P’11, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Northrup R. Knox Jr. P’15
Mr. David R. Korus & Mrs. Barbara A. Mignogna-Korus P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Allan F. Lehrer P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Levere P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Bryan McCoy P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick B. McEneaney P’13, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. McLaughlin P’15 Drs. Bruce H. & Carol S. Moeckel P’16 Mr. Michael J. Murphy P’12, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Chibuzo Njeze P’13, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Nobile P’14 Mr. & Mrs. John Papadopoulos P’10, ’12, ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Perrone Jr. P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher G. Raith P’15 Mr. Andres E. Rapela & Mrs. Geraldine Arceri Rapela P’14 Mrs. Diane J. Ravech P’13 Mr. Karl D. Ravech P’13 Mr. & Mrs. William T. Rieser Jr. P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Rothmann P’11, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Denis G. Roy P’16 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Ryan Jr. P’13, ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Schopp P’14 Mr. & Mrs. George R. Seifert ’62, P’13 Mr. & Mrs. David F. Smith P’14 Mr. & Mrs. S. Garrett Stonehouse Jr. P’16 Mr. & Mrs. David P. Szewczul P’13 Mr. & Mrs. William G. Thames Jr. ’79, P13 Mr. & Mrs. George G. Touponse III P’14, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich III ’85, P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Usowski P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Valimont ’84, P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Charlton S. White P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Jon S. Zieky P’08, ’15
PA R E N T S A S S O C I AT I O N EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Lisa A. Szewczul P’13, Co-President Jeffrey Weisenburger P’13, Co-President Bruce S. MacMillian III P’14, ’15, Co-Vice President Tamara Papadopoulos P’10, ’12, ’15, Co-Vice President
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George G. & Susan Touponse III P’14, ’14, Acquisitions & Sponsorships Nancy Weisenburger P’13, Treasurer Megan Kozak P’14, Co-Secretaries Julie Takata P’15, Co-Secretaries
Anonymous (4) Ms. Wendy E. Aarons-Corman Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Abate Ms. Krista N. Aldrich Ms. Mary Allen Dr. & Mrs. Lance I. Alpert Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alsubeaei & Mrs. Manal A. Alqunaibit Dr. James J. Anarella Ms. Tracey C. Anarella Mr. & Mrs. Gene F. Arnold Mr. & Mrs. John G. Ashe e Mr. & Mrs. Donald T. Awe Mr. & Mrs. David A. Barnes Mrs. Erin D. Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Barnes e Mr. & Mrs. James E. Bell III e Mr. Pete A. Benjamin Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Y. Berry Mr. & Mrs. James H. Biggart e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas H. Birnie Mr. & Mrs. David Boland Mr. & Mrs. David A. Bomely Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Bouvier Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Brawley Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Brighenti Mr. G. Christopher Brink & Mrs. Jill Rundle Dr. Dante A. Brittis & Ms. Tracey Brittis Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Buenaventura Mr. Michael F. Burke & Mrs. Sally Beath-Burke Mr. & Mrs. Keith R. Burwood Ms. Nancy R. Cahen Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Callahan Mrs. Donna M. Cameron Mr. & Mrs. David A. Camilleri Mr. & Mrs. Steven P. Cannell Dr. Andrew E. Caputo Mr. Eloy Carabias & Mrs. Cristina Garcia-Quiros Ms. Rosie E. Carlino Mr. & Mrs. T. Peter Carnes e Mr. Bradford C. Carpenter & Ms. Katherine L. McSpadden e Mr. Paul B. Carr Mrs. Susan B. Carr Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Case Mr. & Mrs. David J. Castellani Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Caulfield Sr. General & Mrs. Carrol H. Chandler Mr. John A. Charette & Mrs. Lynn Mather Charette Mr. Jeff Charles & Mrs. Marisa Striano-Charles Ms. Allison M. Cheffer Mr. Jack Chen & Mrs. Hsiao Hua Tang Mr. Xuewen Chen & Mrs. Baoshuang Fu Mr. Jung Hoon Cho & Mrs. Young Min Lee Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Clark e
Mr. Robert B. Clark & Mrs. Maryon J. Van Tassel-Clark Ms. Sally L. Clement Mr. & Mrs. Scot E. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. John Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Brendan T. Conry Sr. Mr. Andres A. Consuegra & Ms. Maria M. Velasco e Mr. & Mrs. Kevin K. Cooke Mr. & Mrs. Bryan P. Cooley Mr. & Mrs. Harold B. Cooper III Mr. & Mrs. Tim W. Corrigan Mr. & Mrs. Craig T. Cottrell Sr. e Mr. Thomas A. Cowles Mr. & Mrs. Dave Cyr Mr. & Mrs. Ignacio Davila Mr. & Mrs. Jason M. Davino Mr. & Mrs. William L. R. Davis Dr. Marcelo C. de Morais & Ms. Susan M. de Morais Mr. Franco M. DeBlasio Mr. & Mrs. Jose A. del Rosal Mr. & Mrs. Peter Demeropoulos Mr. Steven C. Depner Mr. & Mrs. Sean G. Deverin Mr. Stephen D. F. Dewey & Mrs. Patty A. Chow Dewey Mr. & Mrs. Albert A. Di Antonio Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Diana Dr. Edward B. DiDonato & Dr. Denise A. DiDonato Mr. Donald F. Dietrick Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Dockery Mr. James J. Dol & Mrs. Cynthia Damon-Dol Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Donovan Mr. & Mrs. David Dougherty Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Doyle e Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Terence A. Durrant Mr. & Mrs. George M. Economos Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Fairbanks Mr. Zhifeng Fang & Ms. Qiuying Wu Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan M. Farrow Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Feagles Dr. & Mrs. Roman Fedorciw Dr. Robert P. Feldman & Dr. Virginia E. Feldman Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Ferry Mr. & Mrs. Stanley B. Fidanque Mr. Michael N. Findlay Ms. Pauline A. Findlay Dr. & Mrs. Michael F. Foley Mr. Douglas Frankenberger Mr. & Mrs. Heberton E. Fricke III Drs. Daniel M. & Elizabeth A. Friedlander Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Gaffney Dr. Philippine Gonzalez-Camino & Mr. Joaquin Garcia-Quiros Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Garvey Mr. & Mrs. John N. Giamalis e Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Gilbane Mr. Gary J. Gilbert d Mr. & Mrs. Keith W. Gnazzo e Ms. Amy M. Gorman Ms. Lynn M. Graff Mr. & Mrs. Willard B. Green III e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Gresh e Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Grey Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey G. Grey Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Guglielmo Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Hahn Ms. Kimberly A. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Hamilton Mr. Maxwell Harvey-Goodwin & Mrs. Victoria J. Goodwin Mr. Michael E. Haylon & Mrs. Carol Dupuis Mr. & Mrs. Kurt G. Heitmann Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Herring Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Higgins e Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hole Jr. Mr. Steven C. Holhubner & Ms. Sheila F. Cowles Mr. & Mrs. Curtis T. Howe Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hubler Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hutchison Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Imperatore Jr. Ms. Sandra Jarrett Mr. James M. Jones & Mrs. Sarah L.Wild-Jones Mr. John P. Joseph Ms. Melanie A. Joseph Dr. Seok Min Kang & Mrs. Yeon Ki Lee Mr. & Mrs. Justen G. Kasperzyk Mr. & Mrs. Arklin A. Kee Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Kelly e Mr. & Mrs. David C. Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Boonsom Ketyungyoenwong Mr. Changhan Kim & Mrs. Hwayeon Im Mr. Young Cheon Kim & Mrs. Yu Kyung Lee Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kincade Mr. Benjamin W. King & Ms. Harriet H. King Mr. & Mrs. David L. King Mr. & Mrs. Justin M. King Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Knowles Mr. & Mrs. Northrup R. Knox Jr. Mr. William Koch & Mrs. Bridget Rooney Koch Mr. David R. Korus & Mrs. Barbara A. Mignogna-Korus Dr. & Mrs. Eric M. Kosofsky Mr. & Mrs. Todd Kozak Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Kozikowski Mr. Gi-Beom Kwon & Mrs. Eun-Keun Yu Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Langmeier Mr. Richard N. Larson & Ms. Laurie K. Davidson Mr. & Mrs. William Lau Mr. Jeffrey M. Laviana & Ms. Susan A. Skene Mr. & Mrs. Todd S. Leckie Mr. & Mrs. Allan F. Lehrer Mr. Markus M. J. Lehto & Mrs. Virve M. Noiva-Lehto Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Levere Mr. Graham A. Leveston Ms. Lynn Leveston Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Levin Mrs. Michelle D. Lightbourn Mr. Richard H. Lightbourn Mr. & Mrs. Scott B. Linke e Mr. James M. Liptrot & Ms. Nancy M. Liptrot e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Logan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Loizeaux Mr. Douglas W. Lomax & Ms. Pamela E. Lomax Mr. Carl B. Lusins Mrs. Jennifer L. Lusins Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. MacDonald e Mr. & Mrs. David N. MacInnis Jr. Ms. Carolyn H. Mackenzie Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. MacMillian III Mr. Tak Ming Mak & Ms. Mei Wai Poon Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Malley III
Dr. & Mrs. Mohamed R. Mansoor Dr. & Mrs. Louis Manzione Dr. Joyce J. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Bryan McCoy Mr. & Mrs. Patrick B. McEneaney Ms. Margaret M. McGinley Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. McKenna Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. McLaughlin Dr. Sarah McMillan & Mr. Donald McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Armour N. Mellon e Mr. & Mrs. Mohammed Meraay Mr. & Mrs. Todd R. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Christopher W. Millea Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Miller Dr. Robert R. Miller & Ms. Cynthia E. Carr Drs. Bruce H. & Carol S. Moeckel Mr. & Mrs. Craig D. Moore Mr. Jorge Moran & Mrs. Concha Baena Mr. Peter J. Morgan & Ms. Maureen E. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Mucka Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin P. Mulligan Capt. & Mrs. Mark B. Mullins Ms. Anjanette I. Murphy Mr. Michael J. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Andre A. Napoli Mr. & Mrs. Dana P. Narlee Mr. & Mrs. Gary F. Nedorostek Mr. & Mrs. Chibuzo Njeze Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Nobile Mrs. Carney H. O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. D. Michael O’Connor Mr. Paul O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Shawn O’Leary Ms. Jane Oppong Mr. & Mrs. Gregory D. Orred Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Ostrowski Mr. Thomas W. Owen Ms. Shirley E. Pagan Mr. & Mrs. John Papadopoulos e Mr. & Mrs. David Paul Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey T. Peltier Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Perrone Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Petrie Mr. William A. Pfeifer & Ms. Marcy M. Pfeifer Ms. Sherri D. Phillips Mr. Stephen M. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Santi Pranich Mrs. Ellen M. Pumphret
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GP = Grandparent
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher G. Raith Dr. Anitha Elango & Mr. Balasubramanian Ramasamy Mr. Andres E. Rapela & Mrs. Geraldine Arceri Rapela Mr. Karl D. Ravech Mr. Brian T. Reilly Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan L. Rhyne Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Rice e Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Rick Mr. & Mrs. William T. Rieser Jr. Mr. John Rinaldi Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Alan Rissolo Mr. Paul Rochford & Ms. Jodi M. Rochford Mr. Todd D. Root Mr. & Mrs. Solomon Q. Rosemond Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Rothmann e Mr. & Mrs. Denis G. Roy Mr. & Mrs. Bernhard Ruhlig Mr. & Mrs. Vincent M. Russo Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Ryan Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Edmund E. Sanford e Mr. Michael E. Scavone & Mrs. Nancy L. Tenenbaum Dr. Megan M. Marco Mr. Noah W. Schappa Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Schopp Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Seeber Mr. & Mrs. George R. Seifert e Mr. Robert E. Shemo & Mrs. Stephanie L. Musso-Shemo Mr. & Mrs. Ken Sherbacow Dr. Sung Sik Shin & Mrs. Young Mi Choi Mr. Paul Siegel Mr. William J. Sigward & Ms. Cherie G. Sigward Dr. & Mrs. Sanjay K. Sinha Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A. Sjodin Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Slezak II Mr. & Mrs. Price A. Sloan Sr. Mr. Brian W. Smith & Ms. Madonna A. Sacco e Dr. & Mrs. Brian G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. David F. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Smoller Dr. Byeong Ho Song & Dr. Sun Ju Chung Dr. Eun Seop Song & Dr. Sung Min Kim e Mr. Hong Ki Song & Mrs. Eun Jung Sung Dr. Yun Seob Song & Dr. Yang Hee Lim Mr. & Mrs. John J. Spearman IV
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Mr. & Mrs. John F. Stone Mr. & Mrs. S. Garrett Stonehouse Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Swerdlick Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Symes e Mr. & Mrs. David P. Szewczul Dr. Hiroyoshi Takata Mrs. Julie M. Takata Mr. & Mrs. William G. Thames Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Sylvain Thibault Mr. & Mrs. Milby B. Thorington Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Thurlow Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Tiedemann Mrs. Janis B. Tiernan Mr. Lee K. Tiernan Ms. Diane R. Tishkoff Mr. & Mrs. Craig L. Tommila Mr. & Mrs. George G. Touponse III Ms. Lori Tritel Mr. Justin Tsai & Mrs. Hsieh Jui Chen Ms. Gina Tucker e Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Armand Uomoleale Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich III e Mr. & Mrs. Frank Usowski e Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Valimont e Ms. Kameyia C. Van Allen Mr. & Mrs. Olaf Venema Mr. & Mrs. Brendan M. Walsh Dr. & Mrs. David C. Waltzer Mr. Bin Wang & Mrs. Hongliu Shi Mr. & Mrs. Karl W. Weller Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Welter Mrs. Jeanne N. Weppner Mr. & Mrs. Philip J. Wertheim Mr. & Mrs. Charlton S. White Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. White e Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Whitty Mr. Manuel Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Norbert M. Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Scott L. Woelfel e Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Yorgensen Ms. Jennifer H. Young Dr. Igor Yudin & Ms. Kelly Yudin Mr. & Mrs. John R. Zaorski Mr. Wenquan Zhi & Ms. Jun Xu Mr. & Mrs. Jon S. Zieky e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Zock Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Zuzolo
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Mr. & Mrs. David M. Barros, Chairmen Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Roger P. Abate Mr. & Mrs. Lewis C. Affelder e Mr. & Mrs. David Albanesi Mr. & Mrs. Edward N. Allen e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Allred e Mr. & Mrs. Peter F. Amour e Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Andersen e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Anderson e Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Angel e Dr. Julie Armada e Ms. Sara Arnell e Mr. & Mrs. William Asensio Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Ashe Mr. & Mrs. Eugene D. Atkinson Mr. & Mrs. William H. Austin Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan S. Avery Mr. & Mrs. Richard Barlow e Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Barnes e Mr. & Mrs. David M. Barros e Mr. Richard C. Bartell & Ms. Julianne Splain e Mrs. D. Arthur Bartholomew Mr. & Mrs. Dave Bauchiero Mr. & Mrs. Hugh R. Beath e Mr. & Mrs. Stuart D. Beath e Mr. John A. Beirne Jr. Mrs. Lori B. Beirne Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Bell Dr. & Mrs. Richard R. Bennett e Mr. & Mrs. John Benoit e Mr. & Mrs. John A. Benson e Mr. Jeffrey S. Berry e Mr. & Mrs. James H. Biggart e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Biondo e Mr. & Mrs. James R. Birle Mr. & Mrs. Rodman R. Black Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Blanchard e Mrs. Dorothy Blanchard e Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bolan e Mr. & Mrs. Richard Boudria e Maj. & Mrs. John M. Bourgault, USMC (Ret.) e Ms. Sally Bourgault Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Bouvier Mr. & Mrs. J. Hallam Boyd Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. G. Rohan Bradley e Mr. Bruce Bradshaw e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brady e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas T. Brand Jr. Mrs. Carol C. Breakey-Rozzi & Mr. Robert Rozzi e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey G. Breneiser e Dr. & Mrs. Heinz H. Brennwald e Mr. & Mrs. Duncan S. Broatch e Mr. & Mrs. Bradford Brown e Mr. & Mrs. Scott S. Brown Mrs. Susan C. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Leroy L. Bruff e Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Buenaventura
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Mr. & Mrs. J. William Burns e Drs. Ivan & Francine C. Butler e Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Capraro e Mr. Eloy Carabias & Mrs. Cristina Garcia-Quiros Mr. & Mrs. T. Peter Carnes e Mr. Miguel E. Carpio Delfino & Mrs. Rosario De Los Reyes De Carpio Dr. John T. Carroll & Mrs. Doe A. Le Blanc-Carroll e Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence P. Casella e Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Chandler e Mrs. Ellen M. Charles e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Chase e Mrs. Enid Cheatham Mr. & Mrs. William C. Cherry e Mr. & Mrs. Samual J. Civiletto Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Clark e Mr. & Mrs. John P. Clifford Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline e Mr. & Mrs. John B. Clinton Mr. Kenneth G. Cloud Jr. d & Mrs. Kenneth G. Cloud Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Martin I. Cole e Mr. & Mrs. David F. Coleman e Mr. Ulysses L. Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Conant e Mr. & Mrs. Jorge E. Consuegra Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Jorge H. Consuegra Mr. & Mrs. Henry R. Coons e Mr. & Mrs. Gordon N. Cooper e Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Corradi e Mr. & Mrs. Daniel G. Corrigan Mr. & Mrs. James W. Corrigan e Mr. & Mrs. Craig T. Cottrell Sr. e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Cousins e Ms. Christine M. Coz e Dr. Lucy E. Creevey e Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. Crocker e Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Crocker e Mr. Richard G. Croft Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Cuccia e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Custer e Dr. & Mrs. Leslie S. Cutler e Mr. & Mrs. Frank D’Amelio Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. D’Annolfo e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Davis e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph DeBello Capt. Victor Delano e Mr. & Mrs. Tony Delnicki e Mr. & Mrs. James M. Detora e Mr. & Mrs. Albert A. Di Antonio Jr. e Mr. Donald F. Dietrick Mr. & Mrs. Ralph F. Dietz e Mr. & Mrs. John A. Dillon e Ms. Christy Dittrick Ms. Ngoc K. Doan & Mr. Wayne King e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Donahoe e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Dougherty e Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Dowling e Mr. Vincent J. Dowling Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Doyle e Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Doyle Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Dresner e Mr. & Mrs. John E. Drew e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Driscoll e Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Driscoll Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Driscoll e Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ehret e
Mr. & Mrs. Duncan S. Ellsworth III Mr. & Mrs. Winston Emmons e Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans e Mr. Robert J. Falaguerra Dr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Feibel e Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Fiondella e Ms. Emily H. Fisher & Mr. John Alexander e Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Flynn e Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Fogarty Sr. Mr. Thomas Foote & Ms. Constance Williams e Mr. Paul M. Ford Mr. & Mrs. Edwin H. Foster Ms. Virginia A. Fowler & Mr. Matt E. Egger Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Fox e Mr. & Mrs. James Frageau Mr. Douglas Frankenberger Dr. & Mrs. Sam C. Franklin Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Freeman e Mr. Frederick Fritz Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. David L. Gagnon e Mr. & Mrs. Vincent E. Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Garber Jr. e Dr. & Mrs. Jeffery S. Garland e Mr. & Mrs. James P. Garvey e Mrs. David L. Geyer e Mr. & Mrs. John N. Giamalis e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Gianakos e Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Gibbons e Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Gibbons e Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Gnazzo Mr. & Mrs. H. Kent Goetjen e Mrs. Susan Goldsmith Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Gordon e Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Gozzo Ms. Lynn M. Graff Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Graff Mr. & Mrs. George R. Graham e Mr. & Mrs. Gerald R. Graham Mr. & Mrs. Shawn R. Grant Mr. & Mrs. Willard B. Green Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert T. Gresh e Mr. James K. Grogan & Ms. Jill A. Penza Ms. Jane E. Groner Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gryboski e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Gurry e Mr. & Mrs. Jay Haberland e Dr. & Mrs. Hani Haddad e Mr. Christopher Hall d & Mrs. Christopher Hall Mr. & Mrs. Walter V. Hall e Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Hamburg Mr. & Mrs. Tim Hamer Mr. & Mrs. G. Douglas Hamilton e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Hamilton Dr. & Mrs. Michael E. Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Christopher K. Hampton e Ms. Diana F. Harrison e Dr. & Mrs. James S. Harrop e Mr. & Mrs. Guy T. Hatch Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hawie e Mr. & Mrs. William S. Hayes Mr. & Mrs. George F. Henschel Jr. e Mr. William H. Heyman & Ms. Katherine E. Dietze e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Higgins e Mr. Malcolm M. Hirsh Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Jon C. Hofer e Ms. Teresa Holland e Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Holtman e
Mrs. Jane C. Hooker e Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Hopson e Mr. & Mrs. Roger M. Howard e Ms. Tracy B. Huntington Mr. & Mrs. Andrew H. Ide e Mr. & Mrs. George D. Iverson VI e Mr. & Mrs. Sergio Jaramillo Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Jayne Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Jayson Mrs. Judy Johnson Ms. Constance Jones Mr. Timothy M. Jones & Ms. Annie M. Cardelus e Dr. & Mrs. Richard L. Judd e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kagan e Mr. & Mrs. Alex Karoly e Mr. & Mrs. James W. Kassel e Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Keady Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Keller Mrs. Daniel Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Kelly e Mr. & Mrs. Barry M. Kent Dr. & Mrs. Donald H. Ketcham e Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Kimmerle e Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kincade Mr. & Mrs. James Kirschner e Mr. & Mrs. Steven T. Klemenz Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Knobloch e Mr. & Mrs. George P. Kooluris e Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Kost e Mr. & Mrs. Gregory M. Kraczkowsky Sr. e Mr. & Mrs. Christopher R. Kristian Mr. & Mrs. William G. Kron Mrs. Gretchen W. LaBau e Mr. & Mrs. Roland LaBonte Mr. & Mrs. Patrick M. Lafontaine Ms. Kathleen C. LaRocque e Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. LaRocque e Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Lauro e Mr. Joseph M. Lavendier e Mrs. Carmen L. Leahy e Mr. Frank G. Leavitt e Mr. Mark P. Leeds e Honorable & Mrs. Paul D. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Lindahl Mr. & Mrs. Gordon F. Linke Mr. & Mrs. Wayne P. Lipkvich e Mr. James M. Liptrot & Ms. Nancy M. Liptrot e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lloyd e Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Loewy e Mr. Bradford W. Lowe e Mr. & Mrs. Gerard T. Lynch e Dr. & Mrs. Richard Lynch e Mr. & Mrs. James J. Lyons e Mr. & Mrs. James Y. MacArthur e Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. MacDonald e Dr. & Mrs. Scott B. MacDonald e Ms. Marta Mahoney e Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Malchoff e Mrs. Christine Malone Mr. & Mrs. Douglas B. Marshall e Dr. Joyce J. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Michael Marvin e Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Marx Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Masinter Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Maule e Mr. & Mrs. David L. McAndrew e Mr. & Mrs. Dudley D. McCalla e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. McEachin e Mr. & Mrs. Kevin P. McGuire
Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. McInnis e Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. McKernan e Dr. Sarah McMillan & Mr. Donald McMillan Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. McNealy e Mr. & Mrs. James V. Memmott Mr. & Mrs. John M. Mendez e Mr. & Mrs. Gregory M. Miller e Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miller Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Moeller e Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Moglia e Mr. & Mrs. Russell C. Mooney e Mr. & Mrs. Bruce J. Moore Dr. & Mrs. Matthew R. Moore Ms. Leslie Moraller Clark & Mr. Jonathan Clark e Mrs. Robert H. Moran Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Moran Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Morris e Mr. & Mrs. John P. Mulligan Ms. Anjanette I. Murphy Mr. Michael J. Murphy Mr. H. J. Nelson III e Mr. William R. Nelson & Ms. Shelly Perron e Mr. & Mrs. James New Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nickerson e Mr. & Mrs. John R. Nissley e Mr. Charles E. Noell & Ms. Barbara Voss Mr. & Mrs. H. Clifton Northern Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Carl Nowiszewski e Mr. & Mrs. Daniel O’Connell Mr. & Mrs. George D. O’Neill e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Oberg e Mr. & Mrs. Franc Oberhammer e Mr. & Mrs. Peter C. Obre e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Occhialini e Mr. & Mrs. Ronald D. Officer Ms. Kathryn A. Ordway & Mr. James Sadler e Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Orr e Mrs. Michele Gaug Pacquee e Mrs. Robin S. Paganafanador Mr. Steven Palmer e Mr. & Mrs. John Papadopoulos e Mr. & Mrs. Paul Pavano e Mrs. Susan Piercey e Mr. & Mrs. John B. Pinkham e Dr. Henry J. Pollack & Dr. Suzanne Rosenfeld e Mr. Philip G. Pratt e Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Ramsey e Mr. & Mrs. Gene Ranaldi e Mrs. Carol Reed e Mr. & Mrs. David H. Reed e Mr. Charles Regan e Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Reilly e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Reimer e Mrs. Carol Reller & Mr. Edward A. Reller e Atty. Tracy Rich & Hon. Vanessa Bryant e Mr. & Mrs. David Ries Sr. e Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Righi e Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Riley e Mr. & Mrs. Ernest P. Riva Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Rogers Jr. Mr. William J. Roland e Mr. & Mrs. Philip Rotchford e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Rothmann e Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Rothschild e Mr. & Mrs. Alan D. Rozinsky e Mr. & Mrs. Barry Rubinfeld e Mr. & Mrs. Bernhard Ruhlig Mr. William J. Rusch & Ms. Mary Anne Creto e Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Ryan e
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Ryan e Mr. & Mrs. William P. Ryan e Mrs. Robert W. Sanford e Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Sargent e Mr. & Mrs. Philip K. Schenck e Mr. Charles F. Schlegel Mrs. Rachael C. Schlegel e Ms. Ann L. Schofield Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. William Seiden e Mr. & Mrs. William Severni e Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Shapiro e Mr. Michael T. Shaw Mrs. Gail Sheflott Mr. & Mrs. Albert L. Sica e Mr. & Mrs. Gerard F. Sirois e Mr. & Mrs. Kevin A. Sjodin Mr. & Mrs. Joseph I. Sjogren e Mr. Larry H. Smead e Mr. Brian W. Smith & Ms. Madonna A. Sacco e Mr. & Mrs. D. Van Smith Jr. e Mr. Paul J. Smyth & Ms. Penny Ward Smyth e Mr. & Mrs. John B. Solberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Solomon Dr. Eun Seop Song & Dr. Sung Min Kim e Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey W. Spolarich Mr. & Mrs. Barry R. Stacy e Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Stahlman e Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Stanley e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Stay e Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stead Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Steck e Mrs. Cynthia F. Steer Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Stifel e Mr. & Mrs. Martin B. Stocklan e Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Story III e Mrs. Michael W. Stradley e Ms. Lisa Sweeney Mrs. John C. Swett e Mr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Sylvia e Mr. Chen Lieh Tang & Ms. Mary Tierney Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Tevald Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Theis e Mr. & Mrs. Patrick D. Thibadeau Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Thompson Mrs. LeRoy Thompson e Mr. & Mrs. Milby B. Thorington Mr. &Mrs. Richard K. Thorndike III e Mr. & Mrs. Don W. Torey e Mr. George Towers e Mr. & Mrs. George M. Trautman e Mr. Timothy L. Trautman e Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Treat e Ms. Gina Tucker e Mrs. David W. Ulrich Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich Sr. Mr. & Mrs. William S. Valentine e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Villecco e Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davies Volk e Mrs. Fern Wachter & Mr. George Wachter e Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Wallace Mr. & Mrs. E. Paul Warner e Mr. & Mrs. Damian Wasserbauer e Mr. & Mrs. William F. Waters e Mr. Tedrowe Watkins e Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Watson e Mrs. Marjorie Weiner Mr. & Mrs. Otto F. Welker e Mr. & Mrs. Pendleton P. White e
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R ECEP TION HOSTS Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Allred P’10 Atlanta, GA Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Carpenter ’72 Avon, CT Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Gozzo P’11, ’12 Jupiter, FL Mr. & Mrs. Dean C. Graham ’84 Chevy Chase, MD Mr. Charles P. Kohn Jr. ’93 West Hartford, CT Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. MacDonald P’11, ’16 Fairfield, CT Mr. & Mrs. David D. MacKinnon ’79 Boston, MA Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Masinter ’82, P’12 Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. Wade L. McDevitt ’82 Devon, PA Mr. & Mrs. Anthony D. Minella ’94 Darien, CT Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Nobile P’14 Boston, MA Mr. & Mrs. Albano F. Ponte Boston, MA Mr. George E. Psaras ’98 Unionville, CT Mr. & Mrs. Douglas H. Rothmann P’11, ’14 Avon, CT Dr. Nadaprapai Sucheritkul & Mr. Yos Euarchukiati P’16 Bangkok, Thailand Mr. Michael E. Sorvillo ’00 Chicago, IL Mrs. Fern Wachter & Mr. George Wachter P’08 New York, NY
Mr. & Mrs. David Albanesi Mr. & Mrs. Rodman R. Black Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John A. Costello ’85 Mr. John F. Davenport ’59 & Ms. Batya Miller Dr. Marcelo C. de Morais & Ms. Susan M. de Morais Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Deckers ’90 Mr. Frank D. B. DiCocco ’02 d Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey H. Doughty ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Duff ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Alexander M. Fisher Jr. ’59 Dr. Philippine Gonzalez-Camino & Mr. Joaquin Garcia-Quiros Mrs. David L. Geyer Mr. Alexander C. Hitz ’87 Mr. William Koch & Mrs. Bridget Rooney Koch Mr. & Mrs. William G. Kron ’07H Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Mark ’80 Mr. Kerry A. Mayer ’54 & Mrs. Eleni Hatzidakis Mr. & Mrs. John M. McCormick Jr. ’82 Dr. Charles Outwin ’70 & Mrs. Carolyn van Beek-Outwin Mr. Robert D. Peters ’80 Mrs. Carol Reller ’13H & Mr. Edward A. Reller Mr. & Mrs. J. Andrew Riemer Mr. & Mrs. Patrick T. Ryan Mr. Michael E. Scavone & Mrs. Nancy L. Tenenbaum Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Schorr ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Solomon Mr. Christopher H. Stone ’88 & Mr. David Fox Mr. & Mrs. S. Garrett Stonehouse Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Wilfred J. Talbot Mr. William Wegman & Ms. Christine Burgin Mr. & Mrs. Norbert M. Williamson Dr. Igor Yudin & Ms. Kelly Yudin
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Widger e Mrs. Leslie Meek Wileman e Mr. & Mrs. Bradford C. Williams Mr. & Mrs. George Williamson e Mr. & Mrs. Scott L. Woelfel e Mrs. Linda P. Woodwell Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Wuennemann Mr. & Mrs. William W. Wylie Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yen e Mrs. Gayle Youlden e Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln C. Young e Dr. & Mrs. Raymond A. Yozwiak e Dr. Dori Zaleznik e Mr. & Mrs. Jon S. Zieky e
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Mr. & Mrs. Peter Albert Mr. & Mrs. Ralph R. Allen ’06 Mr. Seshu Badrinath & Dr. Sangeetha Raghavendra Mr. Geoffrey R. Barlow ’98 Ms. Kathleen Barzun Mr. & Mrs. Brian Beloin (Ann) Mr. & Mrs. John Benoit (Cheryl) Mr. & Mrs. John A. Benson (Shelly) Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Biggart ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Rodman R. Black Jr. (Anne) Maj. & Mrs. John M. Bourgault, USMC (Ret.) ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Brennan Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Buenaventura (Suzanne) Mr. & Mrs. Graham R. Callaghan ’95 Mr. Bradford C. Carpenter & Ms. Katherine L. McSpadden Mr. & Mrs. Paul Case (Deb) Mr. & Mrs. Henry R. Coons ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Cooper Ms. Christine M. Coz Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Crocker Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Cugell Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Custer Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Davey Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Deckers ’90 Mr. & Mrs. Tony Delnicki (Marie) Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dembicer Mr. Steven C. Depner Mr. & Mrs. James M. Detora Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Dowling Jr. ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Doyle Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Driscoll ’72 Mr. Colin Dudunake Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans Dr. & Mrs. Henry E. Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Garber Jr. (Deb) Mr. & Mrs. John Gardner Mr. & Mrs. John N. Giamalis (Kelly) Ms. Canissa Grant Mr. Nathaniel Green Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Grey Mr. Morgan Harris & Ms. Grace McGee Mr. & Mrs. Timothy W. Hill (Jen) Mr. & Mrs. James W. Kassel Dr. & Mrs. Donald H. Ketcham (Carol) Mr. Robin B. Ketcham ’88 Mr. & Mrs. James Kirschner Mr. Nicholas R. Kirschner ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Steve K. Kraft Mrs. Gailanne Laferriere ’13H & Mr. Andre Laferriere Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Lampe Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. LaRocque Mr. Keith Lee Mr. & Mrs. Donald Leis (Kathy) Mr. Brian C. Malchoff ’07 Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Malchoff (Diana)
Avon Old Farms School
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Maraia (Lisa) Mr. Jermaine A. Matheson ’97 Mr. & Mrs. David McElheny Mr. & Mrs. Dan Mehleisen Mr. Arthur C. Mehos Mr. William Mella Dr. Ezequiel Menendez & Mrs. Mercedes Featherston Mr. & Mrs. Andre A. Napoli (Robin) Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Nentwig (Susan) Mr. & Mrs. Robert Orenstein Mrs. Cristina Pinton Ms. Anne Raftery Mr. & Mrs. James G. Reece Mrs. Carol Reller ’13H & Mr. Edward A. Reller Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Rice ’76 Mr. Jarrell Roberts Ms. Gayle N. Robinson & Mr. James Budinetz Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Roller Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Schloat Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Seeber (Carol) Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden ’00 Mr. & Mrs. William Severni (Lenore) Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Sieber Dr. & Mrs. Brian G. Smith (Holly) Mr. Som Sonenarong Mr. Caleb Sonneland Mr. & Mrs. John J. Spearman IV Mr. Trevor Stern Mr. Kevin Sun Mr. & Mrs. Raymond D. Sweetland Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Symes ’81 Ms. Katie Thorner Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Townsend Jr. (Anne) Mr. & Mrs. George M. Trautman ’98H Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Volo Mr. Brendon A. Welker ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Whitty ’87 Mr. Tyler Wuthmann Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yen Mr. Bryan L. Zaros
Anonymous (3) American Institute of Architects Mrs. Lewis H. Clark W’43 Mr. Douglas C. Cooney Ms. Christina M. Coons Mr. & Mrs. Roy F. Coppedge Mr. & Mrs. J. Eddy Craig Dr. Julie S. Crocker W’35 Ms. Sally Dengenis Mrs. Andrea Diano-Smith W’75 The Entire Doria Family Mrs. Charles W. DuBose W’55 Mr. F. Charles Froelicher Ms. Anne Geraghty Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Giella Mr. Stephen G. Grygiel Mr. & Mrs. John H. Haile Mrs. Charles L. Hanscomb W’80H Mr. & Mrs. David Hemenway Infinium Capital Management Mr. Ricardo G. Lambert Mrs. Richard K. Loveland W’59H Mr. Ed Macri Ms. Barbara Maiser Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Noble Northern Trust Company Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Pennell III Mr. John W. Plumb Mrs. James M. Stewart W’43 Mrs. Thomas Tongue Mr. Demetrius Washington Mrs. Linda P. Woodwell W’75 Mrs. Cynthia L. Worrell
DIFFER FU ND The Differ Fund was established by the Class of 1963 in honor of its 50th Reunion in May 2013. The mission of the Fund is to provide financial support that will help to celebrate, preserve, and continue Avon Old Farms’ proud heritage, unique architecture, campus design, and educational philosophy. The Class of 1963 will seed the fund with a minimum gift of $25,000, and then the Fund is open to all for future contributions. The Differ Fund also honors the quote credited to our founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, “the ways in which people differ are more important than the ways in which they are alike.”
In celebration of its 25th Reunion, the Class of 1988 has raised in excess of $100,000, which will be used to name a space on campus. We are also most grateful to the Class of 1988 for the purchase and installation of a 50’ flagpole and over-sized American flag at the south end of Ryan Field, the new turf field. It is an important addition to the Trautman Athletic Fields. Mr. & Mrs. Shawn E. Atkinson Mr. & Mrs. Mark G. Bothwell Mr. & Mrs. Andrew W. Brown Mr. & Mrs. James H. Daine Mr. & Mrs. Lindsey R. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Lech Mr. & Mrs. Brendan B. Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Francis A. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Reed Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel A. Smith Mr. Christopher H. Stone & Mr. David Fox Mr. & Mrs. Marc J. Stuzynski Mr. Benjamin H. Travers Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Wagner Mr. Oliver W. Wolcott Sr.
Dr. & Mrs. Richard R. Bennett Mr. Thomas K. Curtis & Ms. Lynn Armstrong Mr. Charles F. Emmons & Ms. Anna Ferri Mr. & Mrs. Persifor Frazer, V Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hynson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Jones Mr. & Mrs. William W. Lyon Mr. & Mrs. Finlay B. Matheson Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Murray Mr. Jack R. Stokvis & Mrs. Evelyn Noether Mr. & Mrs. Robin L. Taliaferro Mr. Warren S. Van Deventer
In memory of Allyson L. Caputo Dr. Andrew E. Caputo Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden ’00
MEMORI AL & HONOR ARY GIF TS
In honor of Mohammed I. Alsubeaei GP’13 for his sacrifice in building a great family business, & support for educating the young generations. Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alsubeaei & Mrs. Manal A. Alqunaibit In honor of Lance C. Berry ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline & Kulynych Family Foundation In honor of Rick & Anne Black P’99 Ms. Barbara Maiser In honor of Richard T. Connell, AIA ’74 American Institute of Architects In honor of Henry Coons ’71, P’07 Ms. Christina M. Coons In honor of Hank Coons, George Trautman, Peter Evans, John Gardner, Skip Flanagan, Sid Clark, Henry Pennell, and the many others whose uncommon dedication to high principles make AOF the special place it is. Mr. Stephen G. Grygiel In honor of Henry Coons, John Gardner, Kevin Driscoll, George Trautman, Skip Flanagan, and all the many administrators and faculty members, past and present, who have made and still make Avon a wonderful school. Mr. Stephen G. Grygiel In honor of Jonathan A. Crocker P’11 Mrs. Marjorie Weiner In honor of Les Cutler’s special birthday Mr. and Mrs. Robert Epstein In honor of Strat & Ashley Dennis on their recent wedding Mr. Demetrius Washington In honor of Brian Doyle’s 20th year at AOF Ms. Anne Raftery In honor of C. Gifford & C. Craig Dr. Richard B. Boebel ’68 In honor of Jordan Jayson ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jayson In honor of Dan Seiden’s new role as Director of Development Mr. & Mrs. J. Stratford R. Dennis ’00 In honor of senior faculty, Hank Coons, et al, who, essentially, are Avon and make it the special place it is. Mr. Stephen G. Grygiel In honor of Hal Tabackman’s ’99 marriage to Laura Bennett Mrs. Marjorie Weiner In honor of Lindsay Worrell Mrs. Cynthia L. Worrell
In memory of Francesca M. Carriuolo Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans
In memory of Richard H. ‘Woody’ Woodwell ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans
In memory of Peter M. Carriuolo ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans In memory of Frank D.B. DiCocco ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden ’00 In memory of Anne R. Ferguson Mr. Eric N. Ferguson In memory of David L. Geyer Jr. ’71 Mrs. David L. Geyer In memory of Steve J. Greenwood ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Henry D. Krupnikoff ’86 In memory of Peter Hale Gushée ’82 Mrs. Richard B. Gushée In memory of Christopher Hall ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Albert Beedie Dr. & Mrs. Phillip B. Haber Mr. & Mrs. David Hicks Mr. James Schulte Mrs. Terry B. Strong In Loving Memory of faculty member Regina Haviland Anonymous In memory of Warren W. Kent Jr. ’40 Mrs. Warner W. Kent Jr. In memory of Jack H. Lee Mr. & Mrs. John Coleman In memory of Richard K. Loveland ’59Hon. Mr. Frank G. Leavitt ’52 Mr. Stephen C. Sumner ’59 In memory of Malcolm G. Maginnis ’42 Katherine, Tony & Carroll Gelderman In memory of Kareem Norman ’98 Ms. Laurie Delaney-Humphrey & Mr. Peter Humphrey Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Dowling Jr. ’91 In memory of Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Crocker Dr. & Mrs. William Dean III Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden ’00 In memory of Donald W. Pierpont Mr. Preston Haskell ’63 In memory of James E. ‘Jim’ Smith Cain ’92 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden ’00 Mr. & Mrs. George M. Trautman ’98H In memory of Lewis du Pont Smith ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans In memory of James M. Stewart ’43 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans In memory of Jonathan ‘Alex’ Story ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Brian Beloin Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Crocker Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Seiden ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Story III & Kulynych Family Foundation II
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In memory of Michael W. Stradley Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans Mrs. Michael W. Stradley
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In memory of Donald C. ‘Don’ Wick Mr. Erin R. Borger, FA ’99
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Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline, Chairmen Mr. & Mrs. Roger P. Abate Mr. & Mrs. Robert Agnoli e Mr. & Mrs. John Akers Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Ashe Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ball e Mr. & Mrs. Hugh R. Beath e Mrs. Dorothy Blanchard e Mr. & Mrs. John H. Bloodgood Ms. Sally Bourgault Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bouvier Mrs. Rita Brown e Mr. & Mrs. Frank Calitri Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Cassella Mrs. Ellen M. Charles e Mr. & Mrs. John H. Cheffer Mr. Douglas Clement Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline e Mr. Stephen J. Connolly III Mr. & Mrs. Jorge H. Consuegra Mrs. Lucille Coz e Dr. Julie S. Crocker e Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Davino Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Pasquael DeBlasio Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Delessio Mrs. Sally Dockery Mrs. Barbara Dombek Mr. & Mrs. Russel Duryea Jr. Mr. David A. Fay Mr. Paul Fay e Mr. Eric N. Ferguson e Mr. & Mrs. David B. Findlay Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Fiondella e Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Forsberg Mrs. Constance Francis Ms. Anne Geraghty Mrs. Jeanne Gianakos Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Gibbons e Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Gnazzo Mr. & Mrs. Paul E. Graff Mr. & Mrs. Willard B. Green Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert T. Gresh e Mrs. Phyllis B. Hallenbeck Mrs. Terry F. Hallock Mrs. Lillian Hammer e Dr. Howard Harrison & Dr. Elizabeth Burns Harrison Honorable & Mrs. Paul Heffernan
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Mrs. Richard Higgins Mr. & Mrs. Louis S. Horn Mr. & Mrs. John Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. James Jiantonio Mr. & Mrs. James E. Kassel e Mr. & Mrs. John L. Kelsey Mr. & Mrs. Joe E. Ketner Mrs. Verne-Marie Kozak Mr. & Mrs. Charles Krug e Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lavendier e Mr. Frank G. Leavitt e Mr. & Mrs. Gordon F. Linke Mr. Stephen W. Livanavage Mr. & Mrs. Peter Loizeaux Ms. June M. Lombino Mrs. John E. Lynch e Mr. Robertson Mackay e Mr. Richard A. Maitland e Mr. & Mrs. Frank Marco Mr. & Mrs. Robert Marshall Mrs. Nedra Martz e Mr. & Mrs. Walter J. Marvin e Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Marx Drs. Thomas A. McCarthy Ms. Sara D. Mead Mrs. Nancy Newton Mellow & Mr. William E. Mellow Mr. & Mrs. Michael Messina Mr. & Mrs. Howard Miller Mr. Jay Molleur Mrs. Robert H. Moran Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Craig Nation Sr. e Mrs. Phyllis Nedorostek & Mr. William Nedorostek Mr. & Mrs. Donald V. C. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. G. Patrick Nerbonne e Mrs. Mary Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Brien Mr. & Mrs. Gilman W. Ordway Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Osypuk Mr. Russell Pons e Mr. & Mrs. Gary Rauch e Mr. & Mrs. Barry Ravech Mrs. Robert W. Sanford e Mrs. Ann Sica e Mrs. Rita Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Philip W. Smith Jr. e Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Spanbock Mr. & Mrs. Charles Steidel Mr. & Mrs. Robert Steltjes Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Stowe Mr. & Mrs. John L. Sullivan Mrs. Barbara Swanson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Telfer Mrs. Lynn Tenenbaum Mrs. LeRoy Thompson e Mr. & Mrs. George M. Trautman e Ms. Irene Tritel Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich Sr. Dr. Leo M. Veleas Mr. & Mrs. Willard T. Walker Mr. & Mrs. John Wardell e Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Watroba Mrs. Norma Weisenburger e Mr. & Mrs. Pendleton P. White e Mr. & Mrs. Wayland Wilcox Mrs. Patricia Williamson Mrs. John H. Wise Jr. e Mrs. Dorothy Zaorski Mrs. Helen Zarozny Mrs. Helen Zingale
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Anonymous (3) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Adams ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Paul B. Ahern P’86, GP’12 Mr. Abdulaziz M. Alsubeaei & Mrs. Manal A. Alqunaibit P’13 Dr. & Mrs. George Amilo P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Antoville ’52 Mr. & Mrs. Par Arvidsson Mr. & Mrs. Karl L. Aschenbach ’62 Mr. E. Nelson Asiel P’67 d Mr. & Mrs. Randal A. Becker ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Albert Beedie Mr. & Mrs. Brian Beloin Dr. & Mrs. Richard R. Bennett ’63, P’04 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Biggart P’02, ’06, ’08, ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Biondo P’92 Mr. & Mrs. John G. Birle ’85 Dr. & Mrs. Theodore A. Blaine ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Bogino ’60 Mr. Jose F. Böhmer & Ms. Diane Eder P’12 Mr. & Mrs. William F. Bonk ’96 Dr. Dante A. Brittis & Ms. Tracey Brittis P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Brett C. Browchuk P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Campbell P. Brown ’86 Mr. Scott Brown & Ms. Lisa Byrne Mrs. Roxanna M. Cain P’92, ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Campbell P’08, ’12 Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Carter P’99 Mr. Gustavo A. Carvajal & Mrs. Juana Cabal P’12 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Cashion P’93 Mr. & Mrs. Lance A. Cashion ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Preston M. Cherouny ’84 Mr. Hing Lun Chung & Mrs. Yee Mei Kong P’10 Mr. & Mrs. Dale K. Cline P’93, ’95, GP’14 Mr. & Mrs. Erich L. Cluxton ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Cohane P’02 Mr. & Mrs. Anthony S. Colatrella P’09 Mr. & Mrs. Martin I. Cole P’04 Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Mr. & Mrs. Brian B. Conroy ’82, ’13H Mr. & Mrs. Kevin K. Cooke P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Neal S. Cooper ’85 Mr. & Mrs. James W. Corrigan ’67, P’98 Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. Costello ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Craig T. Cottrell Sr. P’09, ’11, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. J. Eddy Craig Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan A. Crocker P’11 Ms. Elizabeth B. Currier Mr. Thomas K. Curtis ’63 & Ms. Lynn Armstrong Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Custer P’04, ’05, ’10 Mr. & Mrs. James H. Daine ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Huntley G. Davenport ’56 Dr. & Mrs. William Dean III P’01, ’01 Mr. & Mrs. Mark H. DeBlois ’74 Ms. Laurie Delaney-Humphrey & Mr. Peter Humphrey P’98, ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Carlos E. Delfino P’98, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Albert A. Di Antonio Jr. P’12, ’15 Ms. Katherine E. Dietze & Mr. William H. Heyman P’11
Mr. James J. Dol & Mrs. Cynthia Damon-Dol P’15 Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Dowling Jr. ’91 Mr. Christopher S. Drew & Mrs. Katie Martin ’85, P’17 Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Drinkwater ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Paul B. Duwan ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Huntington Eldridge Jr. ’69 Mr. & Mrs. David M. Emmes P’07 Mr. Charles F. Emmons ’63 & Ms. Anna Ferri Mr. & Mrs. Robert Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans P’98 Mr. & Mrs. Bradley A. Evens ’85 Mr. & Mrs. David J. Farrell ’98 Mr. & Mrs. W. James Farrell P’98 Mr. Keith E. Festa ’91 & Mrs. Nancy Ghabai- Festa Dr. & Mrs. Henry E. Flanagan Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Floyd ’99 Ms. Virginia A. Fowler & Mr. Matt E. Egger P’11 Ms. Darby B. Fox P’12 Mr. Rodman R. Fox P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Persifor Frazer, V ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Gaffney ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Enrique Garces ’61, P’87 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Garvey P’14 Mr. & Mrs. James P. Garvey ’79, P’11 Mr. & Mrs. John M. Garvey ’78 Mr. & Mrs. G. Anthony Gelderman III Mr. & Mrs. George F. Getz Jr. ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Giannamore ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Goldfarb ’60 Mr. & Mrs. David R. Golding Mr. Dennett W. Goodrich ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Dean C. Graham ’84 Mrs. Richard B. Gushée P’82 Dr. & Mrs. Phillip B. Haber Mr. & Mrs. Lindsey R. Hansen ’88 The Hartwell Foundation Mr. John R. Hebberd ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Heinke ’90 Mr. & Mrs. A. Russ Heinke P’90 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel G. Henderson P’08 Mr. & Mrs. George F. Henschel Jr. ’61, P’00 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Higgins P’01, ’03, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Rodrigo Holguin ’61, P’84, ’89, GP’12 Mr. & Mrs. David P. Holst-Grubbe P’08 Mr. & Mrs. David M. Homeier ’52 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hynson Jr. ’63 Mr. & Mrs. George D. Iverson VI ’79, P’10 Mr. & Mrs. Clayton D. Johnson ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Jones ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew W. Kaye Mr. & Mrs. Mark K. Kelly P’11, ’14 Mrs. Warner W. Kent Jr. W’40 Mr. Dennis M. Keogh P’01, ’07 Mrs. Ellen H. Keogh P’01, ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Oliver A. Kimberly Jr. ’52 d Mr. & Mrs. William G. Kron ’07H, P’89 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. LaRocque P’01, ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Roger L. Larsen ’64
P = Parent
W = Widow
GP = Grandparent
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Mrs. Dolores A. Lawler P’82 Mr. Frank G. Leavitt ’52, P’76, GP’15 Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Lech ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. Leetch ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Shane N. Lieberman ’97 Mr. Steve C. Lin & Mrs. May H. Yu P’10, ’14 Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Linburg P’87 Mr. & Mrs. Gordon F. Linke P’75, ’78, ’79, GP’16 Mr. & Mrs. Joshua R. Lipman ’67 Mr. & Mrs. William W. Lyon ’63 Dr. & Mrs. Scott B. MacDonald ’74, P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Markavage Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Masinter ’82, P’12 Mr. & Mrs. Finlay B. Matheson ’63 Mr. & Mrs. John W. Maxwell ’86 Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. McHenry ’56 Mr. & Mrs. Armour N. Mellon ’84, P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Todd R. Meyer P’13 Mr. Frederick M. Michel ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Bradley R. Morris ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Murray ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Andre A. Napoli P’15 Mr. Michael D. Nouri ’64 Mr. Daniel J. O’Connor III ’82 Ms. Kathleen G. Olson P’11 Mr. & Mrs. Gilman W. Ordway ’44, GP’04, ’10 Mrs. Michele Gaug Pacquee P’04 Ms. Karen Presnell Mr. & Mrs. Eugene T. Price P’10, ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan L. Rhyne Jr. P’14 Ms. Gayle N. Robinson & Mr. James Budinetz Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Rothschild GP’05 Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Rothschild P’05 Mr. Sam L. Rubenstein ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Walter T. Ryan ’65 Mr. and Mrs. John K. Saer Jr. Mr. Brady M. Schofield ’85 & Mrs. Sarah Bullock Mr. James Schulte Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Seeber P’14 Mr. & Mrs. Ellis L. Shamburger III P’12 Mr. & Mrs. James R. Shanahan Jr. P’11 Ms. Kathleen Sharpe Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Smalley P’05 Mr. Brian W. Smith & Ms. Madonna A. Sacco P’10, ’13 Mr. Lewis du Pont Smith ’75 d & Mrs. Andrea Diano-Smith W’75 Dr. Eun Seop Song & Dr. Sung Min Kim P’10, ’13 Mr. & Mrs. John E. Spencer Jr. P’09 Mr. Jack R. Stokvis & Mrs. Evelyn Noether ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Story III P’10 Mr. Timothy A. Straus ’75 Mrs. Terry B. Strong Mr. & Mrs. Marc J. Stuzynski ’88 Mr. & Mrs. David P. Szewczul P’13 Mr. & Mrs. Robin L. Taliaferro ’63 Mr. & Mrs. Richard K. Thorndike III ’57, P’84 Mr. W. Scott Tiernan ’70, P’99, ’05, ’08 Mr. Justin Tsai & Mrs. Hsieh Jui Chen P’13
e = ELEPHANT Longevity (five or more consecutive years of giving)
Mr. & Mrs. Louis N. Usich Sr. ’62, P’85, ’89, GP’14 Mr. Warren S. Van Deventer ’63 Mr. Bruce W. Van Saun & Ms. Kathleen W. Van Saun Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Wagner ’88 Mr. George Weiss Mr. & Mrs. William D. Weiss ’62, P’90 Mr. & Mrs. Karl W. Weller P’13 Mr. Philip S. Wellman ’82 & Ms. Leslie Smith Mr. & Mrs. James P. Wheeler ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Williams ’60 Mr. Wayman C. Wing & Mrs. Wayman C. Wing P’71 d Mrs. John H. Wise Jr. GP’09 Mr. Oliver W. Wolcott Sr. ’88 Mrs. Linda P. Woodwell W’75, P’08 Mrs. Cynthia L. Worrell Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Wuelfing P’06 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Zuzolo P’14
M ATCH I NG GIF T C O M PA N I E S & FOU N DAT IONS
Anonymous (2) A. J. DeBlois Family Foundation Abby & George O’Neill Trust of The Rockefeller Trust Company (Delaware) Adobe Systems Inc Matching Gift Program Aetna Foundation, Inc. AIG Matching Gifts Program Akers Family Charitable Fund of Fidelity Charitable Alliance Berstein Foundation Fund of The New York Community Trust Allied World Assurance Company, Inc. Amica Companies Foundation Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC. Arch Insurance Group Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Bank of America United Way Campaign BNY Mellon Community Partnership Program Buchanan Family Foundation
d = Deceased
M AT C H I N G GI F T C OM PA N I E S & F O U N D A T I O N S (continued)
Bundy Family Foundation Bunge North America Foundation CAF American Donor Fund Caleb C. and Julia W. Dula Educational and Charitable Foundation Capital One Matching Gift Program Chubb & Son, Inc. Community Foundation of Louisville Depository, Inc. Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia Cookie Jar Foundation Covidien Matching Gift Program David & Mary Barros Foundation, Inc. Deane A. and John D. Gilliam Foundation Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc. E. Newbold & Margaret duPont Smith Foundation Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc. Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, Inc. Embrace Home Loans, Inc. Eugene & Carol Atkinson Family Foundation of Merrill Lynch Trust Co. Fidelity Foundation Findlay Family Foundation Fox Family Foundation Franklin Templeton Investments G. O. Forward Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Gaynor Family Foundation GE Foundation General Re Corporation Gilman Ordway 2009 Charitable Lead Trust Glenmede Trust Company Globe Foundation Goldman Sachs & Co. Goldman Sachs Gives Charitable Fund Google Gift Matching Program Gordon F. Linke and Jocelyn B. Linke Foundation H. L. Brown Jr. Family Foundation Hamilton Family Foundation Hartwell Foundation Harvey Hubbell Foundation Helen Trane Hood Charitable Trust Hipp Foundation Houston Endowment Inc. Humana Inc. ING Foundation Ingersoll-Rand Co. James E. & Constance L. Bell Foundation Jeffrey and Jennifer Allred Family Foundation John Ruan Foundation Trust Joseph C. Day Foundation Kenneth J. & Margaret F. McNealy 2007 Charitable Lead Trust Kulynych Family Foundation I, Inc. Kulynych Family Foundation II, Inc. Marie G. Dennett Foundation
Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation MassMutual Matching Gift Center McCarthy-Bjorklund Foundation MFS Matching Gift Program Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Matching Gift Program Moglia Family Foundation Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Annual Appeal Campaign Morgan Stanley Charitable Spending Accounts Mr. & Mrs. Hallam Boyd Jr. Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis New York Community Trust Noblis, Inc. Nolan Family Foundation Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc Oracle Corporation Matching Gifts Program Ordway Martz Family Fund Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Pimco Foundation R. K. Mellon Foundation Ralph B. Rogers Foundation Ross Foundation Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation Rothschild Family Foundation, Inc. Schlein Foundation, Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund Sebago Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Susquehanna International Group, LLP Takeda Employee Giving Programs Tharpe Family Fund Community Foundation of the Chattachoochee Valley, Inc. Timken Fund Matching Gift Program Travelers Foundation UBS Matching Gift Program UBS PAC Charity Match Program UniCredit Group United Technologies United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut United Way of Pioneer Valley, Inc. United Way of Rhode Island Vincent Dowling Family Foundation, Inc. Walks Foundation, Inc. Walt Disney Company Foundation Waters Corporation Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Whip Burks Family Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation William E. Weiss Foundation Woodard Family Foundation
Honoring benefactors who have created trusts, Bequests, and other planned gifts for Avon Old Farms
We are proud to recognize the following individuals who have made plans in their estates to make a difference for Avon Old Farms School over the long term. These deferred gifts to Avon Old Farms include bequests, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, real estate and collectibles. By building our endowment through planned gifts, we can offer more financial aid to deserving students, provide better compensation to our faculty, maintain the beauty of Mrs. Riddle’s magnificent campus, and enhance the academic, athletic, and arts programs. Currently there are over 175 alumni, parents, and friends of the school who have, either openly or anonymously, made their planned gift intentions known to the school. We welcome you to follow their lead and join the Riddle Society. By planning ahead, not only have they become part of the pipeline for the future advancement of Avon, but they have also provided for their loved ones by reducing their exposure to local, state, and federal taxes. If you are about to construct your first estate plan, or plan to update your estate when the circumstances of your life change, please think about Avon Old Farms School, where graduates, sons, and grandsons become men and make friends for life. To find out more information about planned gifts for Avon Old Farms School, please contact Daniel J. Seiden ’00, Director of Development, at 860-404-4265, seidend@ avonoldfarms.com, or visit our planned giving website online: www.avonoldfarms.com.gift-planning.org/
2012–2013 Annual Report
A Note to Our Readers…
The Annual Report for the fiscal year 2012-2013, ending on June 30, 2013, has been assembled with great care and attention to detail.
Honoring benefactors who have created trusts, bequests, and other planned gifts for Avon Old Farms Last updated July 2, 2013
Riddle Society Anonymous (1) Anonymous (27) Mrs. Louise B. Adams P’64, ’68, GP’01 Mr. Geoffrey M. Anderson ’75 Mr. Anthony Antoville ’52 Ms. Sara Arnell P’10 Mr. John H. Asiel ’67 IC Mr. William P. Austin ’92 Mr. Emmett M. Avery III ’67 Mr. L. Larus Avery ’69 Mr. Michael D. Barker ’66 Mr. Spencer E. Beal Sr. ’65, P’95 Mr. Timothy R. Beeble ’71 IC Mr. Richard P. Behr ’67 IC Mr. David C. Bigelow ’44 Mr. Joseph R. Biondo P’92 IC Mr. James R. Birle P’85 IC Mr. Thomas E. Bissell ’77 IC Mr. & Mrs. Rodman R. Black Jr. P’99 IC Mr. Godfrey C. Bloch ’63 Mr. Edward D. Brown ’76 Mr. Harris H. Bucklin III ’70 Mr. James L. Bush ’73 Mr. Jeffrey A. Carlson ’73 Mr. Daniel E. Carpenter ’72 Mr. Austin Chambers ’58 IC Mr. & Mrs. Martin I. Cole P’04 Mr. Brian B. Conroy ’82, ’13H Mr. Michael C. Conroy ’85 Mr. Henry R. Coons ’71, P’07, CF IC Mr. James W. Corrigan ’67, P’98 Mr. Frank D. Costello ’60 Mr. Courtenay Crocker ’68 IC Mr. Thomas K. Curtis ’63 IC Mr. Huntley G. Davenport ’56 IC Mr. John F. Davenport ’59 IC Mr. William S. David ’61 Mr. Harold A. Davis ’76 Captain Victor Delano P’75 IC Mr. J. Stratford R. Dennis ’00 IC Mr. Chase F. Donaldson ’68 Mr. James T. Donkel ’69 Mr. John E. Drew P’85, ’87 IC Mr. Steven D. Dyson ’82 Mr. David M. Emmes P’07 Mr. Charles F. Emmons ’63 IC Mr. Daniel J. Entwistle ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Evans P’98, CF IC Mr. Andrew H. Fisher ’91 IC Dr. & Mrs. Henry E. Flanagan CF Mr. Thomas Foote & Ms. Constance Williams P’08 Mr. Graham C. Garland ’09 IC Mr. Matthew H. Gates ’65 Mr. Vere W. Gaynor ’66 Mrs. David L. Geyer P’71, ’78 Mr. Scott M. Goodwyn ’92
IC = Inner Circle
P = Parent
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Mr. Dean C. Graham ’84 Mr. Rufus K. Griscom ’62 Dr. Robert A. Gryboski ’57, P’88 Mr. David M. Hallam ’66 IC Mr. S. Lawrence Hammerman II ’71 Mr. Christopher K. Hampton ’79, P’09, ’10, ’11 IC Mr. Christopher K. Hampton ’09 IC Mr. Gerard D. Hampton ’11 IC Mr. Norman F. Hampton ’59 Mr. Patrick D. Hampton ’10 IC Mr. Charles L. Hanscomb ’80H Mr. Wayne R. Hartigan ’59 Mr. Edward J. Hawie ’55, P’82 IC Mr. John W. Hawie ’82 Mr. John R. Hebberd ’67 Mr. E. Paul Herbert ’62 Mr. Malcolm M. Hirsh Jr. ’67, P’03 Ms. Lucy A. Hurston P’03 Mr. Thomas A. Jacka ’40 IC Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Kumming P’98 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. LaRocque P’01, ’10, CF Mr. Frank G. Leavitt ’52, P’76, GP’15, PF IC Mr. William M. Lipton ’70 Mr. William W. Lyon ’63 IC Mr. Francis K.C. Madeira ’34 IC Mr. Brian R. Maitland ’80 IC Mr. & Mrs. H. Stanley Mansfield Jr. P’97 IC Mr. Douglas B. Marshall ’59, P’95 Mr. Kerry A. Mayer ’54 Mr. Roan A. McClure ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. McNealy P’86 IC Mr. David R. McShane ’59 IC Mr. Seth F. Mendell ’52 Mr. Frederick M. Michel ’77 IC Mr. Jeffrey B. Minnick ’64 Mr. Joseph H. Moglia P’96 IC Mr. George F. Motter IV ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Murgio P’94, ’99 IC Mr. Henry L. Murray III ’06 IC Ms. Geraldine T. Nesbitt FR Mr. Allan J. O’Connor ’75 Mr. Peter M. O’Neill ’81 Mr. Samuel W. Off Jr. ’66 Mr. Rolf H. Olson ’59 IC Ms. Kathryn A. Ordway P’04 IC Mr. Clayton S. Parsons III ’78 IC Mr. Richard W. Pendleton Jr. ’96H IC Mr. G. Keating Pepper ’65 Mr. C. Ford Reese Jr. ’60 IC Mr. Henry S. Rosenbaum ’72 Mr. Sheldon R. Roth ’54 IC Mr. Richard B. Rothschild P’05 Mr. Jon R. Salony ’64 IC Mr. Roger P. Salz ’68 Mr. Daniel J. Seiden ’00, CF IC Mr. James L. Shirk ’50 IC Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Sieber P’17, CF Mr. Eric J. T. Skemp ’60
GP = Grandparent
CF/PF = Current/Past Faculty
Mr. Gregory K. Snow ’79 IC Mr. Spencer K. Sokale ’64 Mr. Michael L. Straus ’66 Mr. William M. Strumlauf ’52 IC Mr. Stephen C. Sumner ’59 Mr. Richard S. Taylor ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Theis P’06 Miss Blair S. Thompson Mr. Charles P. Thompson II ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Thompson ’74, P’03, ’08 IC Mr. Preston L. Thompson ’08 Mr. Richard K. Thorndike III ’57, P’84 IC Mr. William C. Tost ’55 Mr. George M. Trautman ’98H, P’75, ’81, GP’03, CF Mr. Warren S. Van Deventer ’63 Mr. Peter K. Van Winkle ’60 Dr. Joseph C. Vecchiarino III ’71 Mr. Richard W. Walker ’52 Mr. James R. Wardrop ’60 Mr. Philip S. Wellman ’82 IC Mr. Joseph M. Wells III ’60 Mr. Richard L. Williams ’60 Mr. Sigmund Windsberg ’53 IC Mrs. John H. Wise Jr. GP’09 IC Mr. James P. Wysong ’48 IC Mr. William E. Young ’85
The purpose of this report is to acknowledge, and in this small way, publicly thank all of our donors. This year, as always, we are blessed with the bonds of community bolstered by your great generosity. If your name is not listed, or if there is some other error, please accept our sincere apologies, and contact Daniel Seiden at the Alumni and Development Office with your concerns at 800-336-8195. Thank you for your support!
Riddle Society Legacy Gifts Received Mr. Donald Carson FR Mr. Lewis S. Catlin ’38 Mr. Sidney C. Clark ’65H, PF Mrs. Jean M. Coons P’71, GP’07 Mr. John P. Downing ’36 Mr. Robert S. Edwards ’42 Mr. F. Reed Estabrook ’36, P’63 Mr. John N. Estabrook ’32 Mr. Edgar Fairchild P’60 Mr. John A. Feist ’51 Mr. Spencer S. Keyes ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Oliver A. Kimberly ’52 Dr. Richard K. Loveland ’59H, PF Mr. George C. Lyon ’34 Mr. Edmund S. McCawley Jr. ’40 Mr. William M. McCawley ’37, P’69 Mr. John C. Merritt ’34 Mr. Daniel F. North ’37 Mr. Christopher H. Phillips ’39 Mrs. Mary L. Purdey P’56 Mr. Gordon C. Ramsey ’80H Mrs. Mildred Rauch P’68 Mr. Anthony M. Small ’56
FR = Friend
H = Honorary
Jon Salony ’64, and wife Meg
“Avon did more than just educate me. My experience there molded my character in a most positive way, and that alone is a substantial gift from the school, affecting my life every day. It is only fitting that I return a gift to the school by memorializing Avon in my will.” –Jon Salony, Class of 1964
For more information about planned gifts for Avon Old Farms School, please contact Daniel J. Seiden ’00, Director of Development, at 860-404-4265, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our planned giving website online: www.avonoldfarms.gift-planning.org/
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Susan Seidel, wife of Bruce Seidel ’60, enjoyed the lovely grounds and gardens at Paxson Hill Farm, the home of Dave McShane ’59.
Please send us your personal notes!
Sheldon Roth ’54 is looking forward to seeing his classmates at their 60th Reunion next May.
Class Notes can be submitted to Lizabeth Abramson at: AbramsonL@avonoldfarms.com The deadlines for Class Notes submission are: Fall issue: September 1, 2013 Spring issue: March 1, 2014
Class Notes 34 GEORGE LIEBLER emailed, “I would like to attend next year’s 80th reunion, but I am 98 years old and travel is too difficult.” George’s brother, JOHN ’38 , attended his 75th reunion in May 2013 with his wife, Carol. FRANCIS MADEIRA wrote, “It is, of course,
not good taste to write about oneself, but alumni might be glad to know that I am still alive at 96 years of age, from the Class of 1934, and I continue to play the piano.”
RUSSELL HUNTER, Head Class Agent
DR. JOHN LIEBLER emailed, “I celebrated my
92nd birthday March 31st this year. When the 2013 Reunion invitation arrived, I realized that it had been 75 years since I had graduated from Avon Old Farms School. My wife and I simply had to attend! Each time I return, I am greeted warmly, by name, and feel as if I am returning to family after a long absence. I also realize what a gift Avon Old Farms has been in my life: steadfast values, and a wonderful preparation for medical school and my life beyond. Walking through campus provides me with a deep satisfaction, not just in its architecture and natural beauty, but also in meeting the students
and the qualities they exude. I am grateful to the headmaster and staff for continuing to strive to give these young men an excellent educational foundation, as well as training them in integrity, courtesy and goodness.”
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PO Box 22, Farmington, CT 06034-0022
43 LOTHAR CANDELS and his wife, Betty, are
enjoying the myriad birds on their property in Avon—from goldfinches to chickadees, which feed on black sunflower seeds from Lothar’s hand. Still very involved in scrimshaw, Lothar is completing a work of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Some of his works may be enjoyed in Massachusetts at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He has completed work in scrimshaw of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Mark Twain.
Doug Mar shall ’59, Bruce Seid el ’60, and Sandy Fisher ’59 continued their tradition of getting together this summer for a wonderful time at Sandy and Rossie’s Fishers Island home. From left: Doug ’59 and Ellyn Mar shall, Bruce Seidel ’60, Ros sie and Sandy Fisher ’59, and Susan Seidel.
50 HARVEY RUBIN, Head Class Agent 102 Barbour Cir., Newport News, VA 23606-2201 email@example.com HARVEY RUBIN works part time at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, as a boat captain on the Rhine River ride. He also keeps busy as an amateur radio operator at the Virginia Air and Space Center. Harvey and his wife, Sheila, reside in Newport News, Virginia, with their 3-year-old rescue poodle.
51 WARREN FORD, Head Class Agent
115 Center St., Wolcott, CT 06716 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Rickard ’59 racing at Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda
52 SETH F. MENDELL, Head Class Agent
28 North St., Mattapoisett, MA 02739 email@example.com SETH and Alice MENDELL were on campus this past May for the National Council meeting and Alumni Weekend. Seth was pleased to see his good friend and fellow classmate, FRANK LEAVITT, who was also on campus for the weekend festivities. The Mendells have sold their home in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, and are in the process of moving to Shell Point, a retirement community in Fort Myers, Florida.
54 DOUGLAS H. MACPHERSON, Class Agent
5405 Dranes Tavern Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030-4603 firstname.lastname@example.org SHELDON ROTH emailed, “It’s been 59 years
since I graduated. I have three sons and nine grandchildren—four in college and five more to go. I’ve been retired for 20 years and continue to play a lot of golf. I live in the mountains of Arizona, which are 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix.” JIM MONSONIS emailed, “After college at Yale, I flirted with the ministry with two years at Yale Divinity School, but was drawn into political
activism. I went back and forth between SDS and SNCC for the years 1960-65, working as SDS national secretary a year, and then I worked for SNCC in Atlanta, in New York as a fundraiser, and eventually ran the Washington, D.C., office. Then I earned my PhD in sociology, based on fieldwork in the West Indies and West Africa, and worked as an academic at Brooklyn College and at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. I married in 1964; I have two kids and two grandchildren.”
59 CHARLES W. DAVIS, Co-Head Class Agent
6905 West 99th St., Overland Park, KS 66212 email@example.com DOUGLAS B. MARSHALL, Co-Head Class Agent
2 Berkshire Rd., Bloomfield, CT 06002 firstname.lastname@example.org
the Bitter End to celebrate my wife’s big birthday. I won’t say which one, and she hasn’t forgiven me for messing it up.” Ed’s looking forward to seeing the Class of ’59 at their 55th Reunion in May. On the fourth of July, ROLF OLSON competed in the Iron Butt Organization’s extreme motorcycle ride from the southernmost part of the United States to the northernmost part of the United States. The route begins in Key West, Florida, and finishes in Prudhoe Bay, Deadhorse, Alaska. The 20-day solo journey covered five time zones and a total of 7,200 miles. Rolf wrote, “I look forward to seeing my classmates at our 55th Reunion in May of 2014.” BILL WELCH updated The Tenth Man and you
can listen online to Bill discuss it in a recent radio interview at youtube.com/watch?v=JBa-phnW--Y. Bill lives in Chillicothe, Missouri, and hopes to return for his 55th Reunion in May.
ED RICKARD emailed that while racing a laser at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, BVI, last fall (see photo), he suffered a heart attack at the windward mark and was rushed by air ambulance to a hospital in Miami last fall. When the hospital released him, it was just in time to fly through Hurricane Sandy and be the last plane landing at Westchester airport. Ed wrote, “We had gone to
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Reverend John Pinckney ’70 with his former football and basketball teammate, Hank Coons ’71.
Jack Stokvis ’63 received the prestigious Jersey City Legend Award from Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy at a ceremony in May.
Meg and Jon Salon y ’64 took a moment for a ph oto in the Sahara Desert be fore boarding camels for a trek to a tented camp for an over nig ht stay.
60 RICHARD L. WILLIAMS, Head Class Agent
PO Box 218, South Orleans, MA 02662-0218 Rclumberclan@aol.com
61 GEORGE F. HENSCHEL JR., Head Class Agent
101 Seminary Rd., Bedford, NY 10506 email@example.com
62 ALAN D. ROZINSKY, Class Agent 13620-B Via Flora, Delray Beach, FL 33484 firstname.lastname@example.org GEORGE SEIFERT attended the memorial service for CHRIS HALL in Vail, Colorado. George wrote, “The service was very nice and well attended with a couple hundred people. JERRY ROBINSON and I represented AOF. Chris was somewhat of a legend in the Vail Valley. He was noted as having arrived on a Triumph 650 in 1965 between the first and second seasons of the resort’s history, and credited with being one of the people responsible for building the town with his bare hands and carpenter tools. This was when there were 238 residents!”
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63 THOMAS K. CURTIS, Head Class Agent 4306 Pomona Rd., Dallas, TX 75209-2822 email@example.com KNICK CURTIS emailed, “Lynn and I vacationed
in Taos in August, and in September returned for our annual pilgrimage to the Adirondack League Club in Old Forge, New York. My father joined this club 54 years ago, and it’s a tradition we’ve carried on with my son, and now my grandson.” BILL LYONS wrote to HENRY COONS ’71, “Our 50th Reunion was wonderful and I realize that in many ways Avon saved my life. That is why I want so much to give back.” JACK STOKVIS received the prestigious Jersey City Legend Award from Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy at a ceremony in May. His leading role in the establishment of the brownstone revitalization movement, the creation of green spaces, various urban renewal projects, the formation of the local preservation commission, and the “Risorgimento” of the Italian Village in Jersey City all combined to make Jack the
unanimous winner of this award [see photo]. Jack is also profiled in Legendary Locals of Jersey City, a book by John Gomez published this fall. Gomez wrote the book to profile community leaders, educators, architects, developers, planners, artists, dancers, photographers, writers, filmakers, historians, storytellers, preservationists, business owners, actors, entertainers, young advocates, social and civic clubs, and community-minded institutions, organizations, and businesses, that have helped make Jersey City the interesting, diverse, and significant city that it has become. Congratulations, Jack!
64 W. B. HARWOOD III, Head Class Agent 24 Overhill Ave., New Britain, CT 06053 firstname.lastname@example.org JON RICHARD SALONY, Reunion Chair 200 East 78th St., Apt. 17-A, New York, NY 10075 email@example.com JON SALONY and his wife, Meg, traveled
to Morocco visiting Fez, Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara [see photo]. “It was an
summited Alan Spencer ’74 of 2012. y Mt. Rainier in Jul
68 GEORGE L. PURNELL, Head Class Agent
4822 Brighton Lakes Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33436 firstname.lastname@example.org
69 DAVID F. COLEMAN, Class Agent 35 Adelaide Ave., Barrington, RI 02806 email@example.com DAVE COLEMAN wrote, “I can’t believe our 45th
is around the corner. I plan on attending!”
70 HARRIS H. BUCKLIN III, Head Class Agent 3004 Margaret Jones Ln., Williamsburg, VA 23185 firstname.lastname@example.org
eye-opening experience,” said Jon. “It gave us a deep understanding and sensitivity to Islamic culture and way of life that you cannot get from watching CNN.” TOM ADAMS retired seven years ago and lives in
Colorado, where he enjoys his solar home, traveling, golf, tennis, endless fix and repair projects, food bank recycling, and cemetery maintenance. His mother, Avon Honorary Director Louise Adams, turned 95 this year and resides in Florida. JON MITNICK is looking forward to his 50th
Reunion May 16-18, 2014, and hopes to see SPENCER SOKALE, one of his roommates when he lived in an annex room in Eagle dorm. Jon has also remained very good friends with his other roommate, LARRY BRICK ’64. Jon is a self-employed educational sales representative who still enjoys working.
65 PERRY BENSON, Head Class Agent
2135 Naudain St., Philadelphia, PA 19146-1218 email@example.com
PETER BANNIGAN emailed, “To commemorate
my new life, surviving, I spent the past year writing a book. It is adult sci-fi fantasy. It is pure pulp, but fun to write and I enjoyed the moment. It was a classic Sid Clark hand-to-head moment when I was done. If anyone is interested the book is published as an eBook: Awakening: Nikey & Tee. I haven’t been back in a long time and I am looking forward to the 50th in 2015.”
66 MICHAEL D. BARKER, Head Class Agent
139 Kirkwood Rd., West Hartford, CT 06117-2835 firstname.lastname@example.org
67 JAMES W. CORRIGAN, Co-Head Class Agent
826 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 03229 email@example.com
REVEREND JOHN PINCKNEY stopped by campus to visit his former football and basketball teammate HANK COONS ’71 . JOHN PINCKNEY , who lives and preaches outside of Atlanta, Georgia, was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Avon and was one of the first impact black American student athletes at Avon. Following Avon, John played football for the legendary football coach Eddie Robinson of Grambling State University, the second most winning Division I football coach (408-165), having coached at Grambling for 57 years from 1941 to 1997. John had not been back for many years and still recalls some of the great victories under coach Harry Rice. He is also a cancer survivor, having undergone and survived several marathon brain cancer operations where the prognosis for survival and recovery was marginal at best. He is truly a medical miracle according to those familiar with his case.
71 JOSEPH C. VECCHIARINO III, Head Class Agent
PO Box 2103, Westport, CT 06880 firstname.lastname@example.org
72 DAN CARPENTER, Class Agent
18 Pondside Ln., West Simsbury, CT 06092 email@example.com
WILLIAM F. ROBERTS, Co-Head Class Agent 786 Brownsville Rd., Sinking Spring, PA 19608 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alan Spencer ’74, with several for ceramic vessels that he created in ry galle a in w sho ming upco an for Columbus, Ohio. The 2014 date the exhibit has not been set yet.
Lilly, with her grandfather, Bruce Anschutz ’74, is sporting an AOF t-shirt.
David Evans ’74 and his wife, Mary King
camp song about sheep. Bruce learned the song volunteering for five years at Otter Camp Christian for second to fifth graders in Ohio.
73 CHRISTOPHER L. ATKINS, Head Class Agent
415 East 52nd St., Apt. 4HC New York, NY 10022-6482 email@example.com After getting reconnected last May during Reunion Weekend, CORY KILVERT and his wife, Nancy, accepted an invitation from BOB MORAN and his wife, Missy, to make the trek to Washington, D.C., and visit all the sites and take in much of what our nation’s capital has to offer. Bob wrote, “We had an enjoyable visit together and took the opportunity to get reacquainted. Cory, a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, was especially keen on visiting several of the veteran memorials in the area that hold significant meaning for so many” [see photo]. Bob said, “DC is a great place to visit and explore, and we would welcome any classmate who is going to be in our neck of the woods to give us a call. By the way, Cory deserves a nod for stepping into the
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batter’s box to face the ‘heat’ from fabulous pitcher ROB DOWLING ’91 during the alumni baseball game at the Reunion.”
74 GEORGE J. GIANNONI, Co-Head Class Agent 36 Twilight Dr., Granby, CT 06035-1212 GGiannoni@cox.net EDWARD P. MOLLOY, Co-Head Class Agent 6 Winhart Dr., Granby, CT 06035 E.firstname.lastname@example.org ALAN SPENCER completed climbing, hiking, or walking up to the highest elevation in all of the lower 48 states this summer. The goal to reach all of these summits took six years to complete. BRUCE ANSCHUTZ enjoys retirement in
Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Linda. He babysits his granddaughter, Lilly (1½), a few days every other week [see photo]. She calls Bruce “BaBa” after hearing Bruce and Linda repeatedly sing a
DAVID EVANS and his wife, Mary King, live in Oneonta, New York. David wrote, “I just finished 30 years with Lion Ribbon Co. as a territory manager. My hobbies include fitness training and riding our Harleys! I’m also excited to announce that I am the proud grandpa of my first grandchild, Brooklyn Grace Evans, born July 22, 2012, in Okinawa, Japan. My son is serving in the Marine Corps in Okinawa. I am looking forward to attending our 40th Reunion next May and I hope lots of classmates are able to be there! MICHAEL LANCASTER emailed, “I just
celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary to Barbara Harnack, whom I have been with for 38 years. We have one daughter, Amrit (25), who is a musician. Barbara and I are both visual artists and have shared a studio for 33 years. We are known for our collaborations, although we are both successful sculptors and painters on our own. Our recent projects have moved us in new directions.
The family of Henry Coons ’71. 1st row: Casey Coons ’07, Marie Coons, and Henry ’71. 2nd row: Christina Coons, and Andrew and Brittany (Coons) Noble
sailed to Bermuda with three other Avonians: his son MATT ’03, and TODD HOLT ’74 and his son, Patrick. Tim wrote, “It was a terrific adventure. I still see my father frequently. In fact, we spent several weekends sailing Buzzards Bay this summer. He’s doing great and still dives off the side of the boat at the age of 80! On a different note, our 40th Reunion happens in 2015 and I was thinking maybe we, as a class, could do something special to celebrate that event. If others are interested in this idea, please let me know. I’d be happy to start a little discussion group. My email is email@example.com.”
Michael Lancaster ’74 plans to attend his 40th Reunion May 16-18, 2014.
Cory Kilvert ’73, a naval veteran, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, with a reflection of the Washington Monument.
In 2012 I published my first novel, Ringling—The Last Laugh. In 2013, Barbara and I wrote and illustrated The Boys From Baraboo, an award-winning children’s picture book for ages six and up to debut officially in November of 2013. Because of our interest in writing and illustrating, we founded Ballyhoo Publishing and are currently working on several of our own titles as well as projects with other authors. Ballyhoo Publishing also has a screen partnership with Studio 98B, working on screenplays, script writing, and film treatments.”
away. I will be attempting to raise funds for my
TIM TRAUTMAN works as senior leadership giving officer at Tabor Academy and coaches lacrosse. He wrote, “My son, MATT ’03, is an oil broker in Stamford, Connecticut, for MJLF. My older daughter, Jordan, was married this past July to Nick Umar, whom she met at Georgetown University, and she is the head women’s lacrosse coach at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. My younger daughter, Maggie, began working for Barclays Bank in NYC earlier this year. To be candid, it’s very satisfying to have all three of my children doing so well.” This summer, Tim
TOM BYRNE, Head Class Agent
31 Helena Rd., Avon, CT 06001-3433 firstname.lastname@example.org This year, TOM BYRNE ran the Chicago marathon on October 13th and the New York City marathon on November 3rd. Tom emailed in September, “Not sure these old legs and joints can pull off a double like that, especially given how close they are, but the NYC marathon has always been on my bucket list and last year Storm Sandy took it
sister-in-law who is fighting brain cancer and I will use her as inspiration for the run. My nephew, NICK MALINOSKY ’00, is doing very well in the
real estate business in Florida and welcomes AOF contact. My nephew, JOE SYLVIA ’12 , is doing well in his sophomore year at Hobart. We are about to celebrate 25 years of business and success at Thomas Byrne Associates and welcome contact from any Avonians that are in the finance and accounting arena who require staffing support.”
After 33 years in Washington, JAMIE OSBORNE moved to Arizona, where his daughter, Alana, is a junior communications/journalism major at the Cronkite School at ASU. She also works for the local PBS affiliate in Phoenix doing social media and studio production. Jamie’s son, Kevin, still lives in Shanghai, where he is working with a small team to build an agriculture business sustainably growing and selling produce. Jamie emailed, “My wife, Diane, and I are enjoying a new life in the desert climate.” JASON BEEBLE emailed in September, on his way to Fresno for his niece’s wedding. “All is well in Odessa, Florida. My son, ADAM ’05, is in his third year of medical school doing hospital rotations at Broward General in Fort Lauderdale. My middle son, Ryan, graduated from FSU in the spring with his degree in marine science and has an internship at Mote Marine Lab studying shark behavior. Ouch! My youngest, AJ, is in his second year at FSU and Kellie and I are enjoying our empty nester phase. I hope to meet JOHN VAN SANT and BOB APPLEGATE in Nantucket the first week in October for some scalloping and 9-11 reflection for our fallen friend, WOODY WOODWELL.”
76 ALEXANDER N. WORLEY, Head Class Agent 20 Shore Grove Rd., Clinton, CT 06413 email@example.com
77 JORGE E. CONSUEGRA, Head Class Agent
5 Andrews Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830 firstname.lastname@example.org JORGE CONSUEGRA enjoyed a mini-reunion with classmates last June in West Hartford. Jorge wrote, “It was pretty spur of the moment. RICARDO MENDEZ flew into Hartford on his way to Providence and DEAN PETOW organized a dinner at Max Burger. DEAN, FRANK SZILAGYI, JOHN HESLIN, PETER HINRICHS, RICARDO,
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John Heslin, Jorge Con suegra, Ricardo Mende z, Peter Hinrichs, Frank Szilagyi, and Dean Pet ow, all from the Class of 19 77, met for dinner wh en Ricardo was in town fro m Mexico.
After not seeing each other since their graduation in 1977, Dean Petow and Ricardo Mendez returned to campus last June and took a picture in Eagle, where Ricardo was a monitor 37 years ago.
n ’77 after his so rge Consuegra chigan at Mi of ity The family of Jo rs ive a n from the Un nsuegra ’11 is Niki’s graduatio 2013. Eddy Co of y r. Ma in bo r Ar bo n Ann Ar igan at An iversity of Mich junior at the Un
Allan Linke ’78 and Bob Moran ’73 at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
and me. Peter and I drove from southern Connecticut and the other guys live in the Hartford area. We had a great time! [see photo]. The next day, Dean and Ricardo went to AOF and Peter Evans gave them a great tour of the school. Ricardo hadn’t been back since we graduated. If I tell you it was like yesterday seeing Ricardo, I am understating it! It was really like when we last left him. “It was great seeing Heslin, Frankie, and Dean as well. Peter and I live in the same town and we hadn’t caught up in a long time.” STEVE REISS and JORGE CONSUEGRA met up
in NYC last June after not seeing each other since graduation from AOF in 1977. GREG DEMAIO continues to play in four yearly lacrosse tournaments: Florida Lacrosse Classic in January, Vail Shootout in June/July, Lake Placid in August, and Laxtoberfest in Annapolis in October. Greg retires from the Air Force in April of 2014 with 31 years of service.
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78 JOHN M. GARVEY, Head Class Agent
389 Haines Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814 email@example.com You never know! ALLAN LINKE and BOB MORAN ’73, both Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, found each other at the ML Top Advisors Summit in Colorado Springs this past July. Allan’s practice is in Stamford, Connecticut, and Bob’s is in Reston, Virginia, so they had no idea they would be on the same trip. They were surprised, and delighted to be there together. Spouses Eileen and Missy accompanied them on the excursion. “It was great to reconnect and share old stories of ‘the Farm’ from back in the 1970s and to catch up on recent times!” After surviving what doctors call “the widow maker,” and having bypass surgery, BOBBY HINCKLEY and his wife, Melisa, continue to stay busy on their farm growing tobacco, and this year are eagerly awaiting the arrival of grandchildren.
79 ANTHONY M. GRAY, Co-Head Class Agent
6212 Wagner Ln., Bethesda, MD 20816 firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT B. LINKE, Co-Head Class Agent 116 Eleven Levels Rd., Ridgefield, CT 06877-3011 email@example.com TONY GRAY ’s son, DUSTIN ’14, began the
life of an Avonian in September 2013 and will graduate next May.
80 THOMAS E. DAVEY, Head Class Agent 4816 Sandestin Dr., Dallas, TX 75287 Thomas.Davey@lighting.ge.com
81 SAMUEL C. BOOKBINDER, Head Class Agent Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, 30 South 17th St. Suite 2000, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2707 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark Mercer ’81, on the right, played lacrosse with the Arizona Wildfire, a team made up mostly of former ASU and University of Arizona alumni players, against Greg DeMaio ’77, who played with the Navy Old Goats, at the Vail Shootout this summer.
The family of Brad Pierce ’79: Brad, his wife Liza, Gardner (16), and Noelle (14).
, celebrated and his wife, Melisa m left: Bobby Hinckley ’78 fro re he en th sons. Se Ann, the weddings of bo y Jr. and his wife, bb Bo , lisa Me , ckley, Bobby Hinckley ’78 Hin rey Co d an ie and Maler daughter Britney, y and Ann. months after Bobb who were wed 10
Devon Parker, the middle daughter of Scott Parker ’81, signed with Syracuse to play women’s lacrosse for the great player, and now coach, Gary Gait. Scott wrote, “After playing for Skip Flanagan, who I thought was the most famous person in the game of lacrosse, Gary may now have a slight edge! Devon is a freshman this fall.”
CLARK MERCER and GREG DEMAIO ’77 have played lacrosse against each other for years at the Vail Shootout in Colorado [see photo]. Clark used to own a tavern in Vail Village called The Tap Room, and the Navy alumni team Greg plays for would always hold their annual team banquet there at the end of the tournament. Greg emailed, “We happened to be discussing high school lacrosse once and that’s when we discovered we both attended AOF. It’s a small world!” Clark emailed, “I’m always running into Avon lacrosse players at different tournaments. I recently ran into TOM FLORENCE here in Vail. Although Tom was not playing this year, he was up to watch friends with his wife and daughter.”
82 GREGORY T. FISH, Head Class Agent
56 Blue Ridge Dr., Simbury, CT 06089 email@example.com It has come to the attention of the Alumni Office that an accidental omission was made in the Class of 1982 yearbook. We apologize for this error and want to thank Mr. RC SAYYAH for his continued support as a proud Avon alumnus from the Class of 1982.
83 WILLIAM E. ESCHERT, Co-Head Class Agent 24 Westlands Rd., Avon, CT 06001-3197 firstname.lastname@example.org RICHARD C. GREGORY, Co-Head Class Agent
30 Walnut Farms Dr., Farmington, CT 06032 email@example.com RICK GREGORY reports, “BILL ESCHERT
and I did our best to rally classmates for our 30th Reunion. It seems our reminder that everyone’s 50th birthdays were approaching seemed to wake up more than a few folks.” BILL ESCHERT wrote, “Alumni Weekend hosted the return to campus of the Class of ’83 for our 30th Reunion. The weekend started out with Avonians returning to campus on Friday during the day for tours and walks on our expanded grounds. Friday night the Class of 1983 held a dinner reunion with the Class of 1988. Despite our small size in attendees, 1983 managed to keep up with the Class of 1988 and shared stories and memories throughout the night. Those attending Friday were: BRAD BENSON ; WILL GREEN and his wife, Nancy; DON PEGG and his wife,
Susan; BILL ESCHERT and his wife, Janice; and CHRIS NICHOLS . RICK GREGORY came later for after-dinner drinks. One of the most memorable parts of the weekend was the return to campus after 30 years of our warden, CHRIS NICHOLS . Chris arrived Thursday and had a pre-reunion dinner with BILL ESCHERT and RICK GREGORY . On Friday, Chris toured campus and met with friends and faculty. He attended dinner on Friday and then returned to his home in Texas on Saturday due to family commitments later that weekend. Upon departure, Chris said he’d try not to have such a long period of time go by before his next return to Avon. On Saturday, several members of ’83 also tried their hands at fishing for a 6 a.m. call at the Nimrod Club. BRAD BENSON, WILL GREEN, BILL ESCHERT, and DON PEGG did their best bringing in some fish, but were possibly more successful at completing the farm breakfast. Will Green’s son, RICK ’15, helped get the alumni started at fishing on Beaver Pond. On Saturday, members of the class attended the alumni lunch, tours of campus, the memorial service, and sporting events down at our expanded fields. Several of us watched varsity lacrosse give it their best against a strong team from Salisbury. That evening members
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Front row: Taylor Malfitano ’06, James Tang ’03, and Tucker Sharp ’06. Back row: Ben Lyons ’06, Tim Russell ’07, and Matt Jones ’05.
New York City
Young Alumni Reception with Miss Porter’s School Dorrian’s Red Hand, June 13, 2013
Dan Seiden ’00 with National Council member Nate Edwards and his fiancée, Kristen. The 4th Annual Young Alumni Mixer with Miss Porter’s School at Dorrian’s Red Hand in NYC.
James Tang ’03 and Will Beatson ’02
Dan Seiden ’00 with Flint Reilly ’05
Mike Recchia ’07, Kevin Sisti ’08, Devin Keogh ’07, Tucker Sharp ’06, and Armand Wilson ’07
Board Member Strat Dennis ’00 with Arthur Andrews ’98
Tom Atkinson ’07 and Kevin Sisti ’08
Peter Holst-Grubbe ’08 and Matt Jones ’05
In attendance [left to right]: Toni Carter, Greg Fish ’82, Tom Atkinson ’07, Alex Miller ’04, Jason Torey ’09, and Susan Jarvis P’17
Jason Torey ’09 shares some advice for incoming freshman Will Jarvis ’17. Left to right: Will Jarvis ’17, Tom Atkinson ’07, Jason Torey ’09, and Susan Jarvis P’17
Summer Reception on the Good Ship Belle Hosted by Don and Jennifer Torey P’09 We had a great turnout for this summer’s reception on Nantucket, hosted by Don and Jennifer Torey P’09. We look forward to seeing even more members of the AOF family next year, as we intend to make Nantucket an annual event.
Dan Seiden ’00 and Deb Graham
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Ken LaRocque, Davis Jarvis P’17, John McCormick ’82, and Toni Carter
Ken LaRocque, Don Torey, Durst Breneiser ’11, and Will Jarvis ’17
The school has learned of the deaths of the following alumni: LARZ ARTHUR HOLLOWAY ’31 ALBERT WILSON JR. ’34 JOHN G. WANVIG ’37 LLOYD P. WELLS ’39 FREDERICK C. COLSTON ’44 MOTT L. D e FOREST ’50 CHARLES D. SPAULDING ’52 VINCENT SPESCIA ’53 CHARLES WILLS DUBOSE ’55 ROBERT B. CASS ’56 ANTHONY F. TILLEY ’58 CHRISTOPHER HALL ’62 ROLAND P. VOORHEES ’63 TIMOTHY RANDALL REED ’66 MICHAEL J. HOLDEN ’70 ANDREW R. DIGGS ’72 RICHARD A. SANZO ’79 SIMON A. FISHER ’85 LEONARD S. “SKIP” PERKINS, Former Faculty
Jack (1), the son of Brian Farrell ’90
Mike Reilly ’84 with his sons, Grafton (4½) and Owen (8).
Eric Voegtle ’89 and his son, Hayden, who joined Avon’s Class of 2017 this fall.
Andrew Leidner ’87, Charlie Wilson ’87, and Rob Ferguson ’87 got together this year in Columbus, Ohio.
ROB LYNN sends greetings from Glastonbury,
Jon Morisseau ’84 and his family stopped by to visit Rick Gregory ’83 and his family in Farmington, CT, during the summer of 2013. The Morisseaus were en route to a Boston College orientation for their daughter, Kristin.
met for the class photo and dinner in the Refectory. At Alumni Weekend conclusion, we agreed to keep in touch and look forward to the 35th Reunion already being planned. If any members of Class of 1983 are in the area at any time over the next year, don’t hesitate to contact BILL ESCHERT in Avon or RICK GREGORY in Farmington to catch up and
walk the campus or discuss Avon alumni matters.” KEN WINEMASTER was not able to make it
to reunion because his services were needed at home where his daughter was attending prom. Ken’s son, ZACH, is a freshman at Avon and Ken has enjoyed reconnecting, including attending a few morning meetings!
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Connecticut, where he runs his human resources, benefits, and payroll outsourcing firm, TTS. He and his wife, Ginger, have a son who is a junior in college and a daughter who is a senior in high school.
CHRIS NICHOLS made a last-minute appearance
for Reunion Weekend. Chris is living and working in Houston with his wife, Amy, and son, Christopher Gray Nichols. In his own words, Chris is still a University of Texas “nutjob.” Chris made an early-morning exit back to Houston on Saturday before Reunion activities to make it home for his son’s baptism! MARK KAUSEL was unable to make it to
Reunion, but sends his greetings from his home in Columbus, Ohio. He invites any classmates visiting the Columbus area to connect with him. WILL GREEN’S son, RICK, a member of the Class
of 2015, is a hockey goalie and played with Bill in an alumni game. Rick is also a trombone player in the New Avon Sound jazz band.
84 JOHN GORDON, Head Class Agent
246 Nacoochee Dr. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30305 firstname.lastname@example.org LELAND ALPER wrote, “As an artist, I spend time landscape painting during the summer and fall. I am active painting and making sculptures.”
85 SAM L. RUBENSTEIN, Head Class Agent
2640 Endsleigh Dr., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 email@example.com MIKE CONROY wrote in September, “I just read with interest the brief article in the Village Green about Mr. LaRocque’s prediction that an Avonian’s best man will likely be another Avonian. Mine was. Two of my three groomsmen were. I was also the best man for three Avonians, and a groomsman for a fourth, whose best man was also an Avonian.
and we are very blessed.” Their son, JACK, is a freshman at Avon Old Farms. Brendan started Essex Asset Advisors in Ivoryton, Connecticut, with his business partner. Brendan says, “We are a structured product specialty asset management firm and my contact is Brendan.lynch@ essexassetadvisors.com.”
Back row—left to right: Rob Randall ’86, Rob’s oldest son, Zachary, Rick Randall ’88. Front row—Rob’s youngest son, Matthew, Rick’s twins: daughter, Ella, and son Gavin
89 ROBERT WILEMAN, Head Class Agent 7425 N.E. 97th Terr., Oklahoma City, OK 73151-9121 firstname.lastname@example.org MATT BAUGHAN graduated in 1993 from the
Ricardo Barrobes ’90 and his family visited campus in September while on vacation. The Barrobes family lives in Venezuela. Brady (7), son of Brendan And rews ’90, with Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves ’83 before a Red Sox/Dodgers gam e last summer.
My best man was my brother, BRIAN ’82. Among my groomsmen were DAVID HARTLEY and PAUL DUWAN. JED USICH was supposed to have been another, but his wife was giving birth to NATE ’15. I was best man for my brother, as well as DAVID HARTLEY and PAUL DUWAN. I was a groomsman for JED USICH, whose best man was his brother JON ’89. Winged Beavers everywhere you turn. Also, my wedding, my brother’s, and Jed’s were all at AOF with ceremonies in the chapel and receptions in the Refectory.”
86 STEPHEN R. GORMAN, Class Agent
13 Smith Ln., Burlington, CT 06013-1201 email@example.com ROBERT RANDALL wrote, “My brother, RICHARD ’88, and I have fond memories of Avon
but have been somewhat out of touch, but here we are finally! Please say hello to all the staff from the Randall brothers. We had some great t-shirts made for a family photo taken last year in July at the Daytona International Speedway beside the track as cars were racing by.” [see photo]
University of Alabama with a degree in business administration and marketing. After playing on the varsity golf teams at Avon and University of Alabama, Matt became a professional golf tournament player from 1994 to 1997 on the Moonlight Golf Tour, winning the Pine Barons at the World Woods Tournaments in both April and December of 1995. Matt has been the men’s head golf coach at Cornell University for 14 years and was the head golf pro at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in 2012-13. Under his direction, Cornell has become one of the most consistent teams on the East Coast and has been moving up the Ivy League ladder.
HAROLD R. BEACHAM JR., Class Agent
PETER J. DECKERS, Head Class Agent
15 Old Meadow Rd., Dover, MA 02030 firstname.lastname@example.org
500 Old Farms Rd., Avon, CT 06001 Deckersp@avonoldfarms.com
ANDREW LEIDNER, CHARLIE WILSON, and
BRENDAN (BJ) ANDREWS emailed, “My son, Brady (7), and I attended the Red Sox/Dodgers game on Saturday, August 24, in Los Angeles, and were able to meet JUAN NIEVES ’83. The AOF alumni connections are alive and well, coast to coast. Juan and I exchanged stories of playing baseball for Mr. Evans and he even took Brady on the field. The Red Sox won 4-2! Thanks to Juan for making this game a most memorable one for my son. I hope to visit the Avon campus on my next trip to New England.”
ROB FERGUSON got together in Columbus, Ohio
[see photo]. They laughed as they remembered the “Epicurean Society,” a name they gave to their group in high school. Charlie is married and has two beautiful children, Rob is doing well in his cell tower business, and Andrew’s website, Collegemajors101. com, had more than 300,000 users last year.
88 SHAWN E. ATKINSON, Co-Head Class Agent
email@example.com PETER REED, Co-Head Class Agent
91 Butternut Ln., Southport, CT 06890 firstname.lastname@example.org The newest member of the Jess and BRENDAN
91 MICHAEL M. MULLIN, Head Class Agent
8 Nickerson Ln., Darien, CT 06840 email@example.com
LYNCH family, Colleen Meghan Lynch, was
LT. COL. SEAN HANKARD returned from his
born on May 4, 2013, and weighed 7lbs. 2 oz. “Siblings Riley, Jack, Maeve, Nolan, and Mary were excited with her arrival and have been a big help,” says Brendan. He added, “Jess is doing great
deployment to Afghanistan in late April.
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rried Chris Gateman ’99 ma ic Kim Busam at the histor ence. vid Pro in tel Ho re mo Bilt
Gordie (4), son of Gordon Kelley ’94, brings the Avon blue to his home in Dublin, Ireland.
On June 12, 2013, Lt. Col. Sean M. Hankard ’91 assumed command of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, which is part of the 1st Marine Division. The passing of the Colors of the Battalion signifies the official transfer of Command.
The daughters of Adam Kelly ’94 and Greg Fish ’82 on the beach in Nantucket in August 2013, from left: Parker Kelly, Avery Fish, and Quinn Kelly. Greg emailed, “We randomly met Adam’s wife, father, and daughters on the beach and eventually made the AOF connection.”
Then, in the beginning of June, he left Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and moved west to Twentynine Palms, California. Sean’s wife, Kathleen, emailed, “We anticipate being stationed in California for about two years and our door is always open to visitors!”
ANDREW HUMPHREY and his wife, Stacie,
DAMIEN J. EGAN, Head Class Agent
GRAHAM C. FULLER, Head Class Agent
52 Brookview Ct., Groton, CT 06340-5528 firstname.lastname@example.org
2937 Morris Rd., Ardmore, PA 19003-1832 email@example.com
DOUG KOOLURIS, who retired in June, wrote,
PAUL M. GOZZO, Reunion Chairman
“I left my food and beverage director position at the Intercontinental Hotel in NYC to pursue a longtime dream of owning my own wine store. After an exhausting search for the perfect location, I have found one. This fall G. Griffin Wine & Spirits will open. We are located at 498 Forest Ave in Rye, NY 10580. 914-967-4980. [G.Griffinwine@ gmail.com] Renovations are underway, so stay tuned for updates and alumni discounts.”
1221 12th Ct., Jupiter, FL 33477-9041 firstname.lastname@example.org
93 TRAVIS MERRITT, Class Agent
3 Church St. Apt.. A, Flemington, NJ 08822 email@example.com
announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Marie Humphrey. Andrew emailed, “She was born on July 2, 2013, at 12:47 a.m. A good 7 lbs. 6 oz. and both Stacie and Kaitlyn are doing great!”
GORDON KELLEY lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife, Maggie, and son, Gordie [see photo]. He has called Ireland home for 17 years, and he works as a personal finance planner at Irish Life Financial Services. Check out: www.irishlife.ie/financialadvisers/gordon-kelley.html.
95 ANTHONY D. SILVESTRO, Head Class Agent 3 Beech Cir., Andover, MA 01810-2901 firstname.lastname@example.org
96 MARK A. CARUSO, Head Class Agent
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97 TIMOTHY B. STAY, Co-Head Class Agent
2024 Upland Way No. 201, Philadelphia, PA 19131 firstname.lastname@example.org KYLE R. YOUNGQUIST, Co-Head Class Agent
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98 GEOFFREY R. BARLOW, Co-Head Class Agent 500 Old Farms Rd., Avon, CT 06001 firstname.lastname@example.org J.A. CORRIGAN, Co-Head Class Agent
300 North State St No. 3508, Chicago, IL 60654 email@example.com KAREEM NORMAN ’s legacy lives on at Avon.
The Kareem Norman Award was presented to ARMAND UOMOLEALE ’13, who overcame
tremendous adversity this past hockey season
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Rod Black ’99 enjoys some much needed rest with his son Tripp.
Chris Gateman ’99 met up with Coulson Barbiche ’99 at a Cape Cod Baseball League game in Wareham, Massachusetts, this past June. Coulson, who works for the Toronto Blue Jays, spent a week on Cape Cod this summer scouting many of the nation’s top college baseball players.
after suffering a potential season-ending injury. Armand aspired and persevered to find his way back onto the ice and be a leader for the team. There is no doubt Armand’s strength of character and determination would make Kareem proud.
99 DAVID R. GRYBOSKI, Co-Head Class Agent
101 South Bay Blvd., Suite B-3, Anna Maria, FL 34216-0732 firstname.lastname@example.org ANDREW M. KUNISCH, Co-Head Class Agent
1431 33rd St. NW, Apt. 2, Washington, DC 20007-2851 email@example.com STEPHEN A. ZAPPONE, Co-Head Class Agent
20 Dudley Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759 firstname.lastname@example.org MATT HAMME emailed Avon head coach Skip Flanagan, “I recently took a job coaching lacrosse and football at St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, Texas. I always admired you as a coach and could use your advice entering the lacrosse coaching world. I really want to do it the right way and would love any advice you might have! If Avon ever
Patrick “Tripp” Richardson McCarty Black was born September 3, 2013, to Rod Black ’99 and Dr. Katie McCarty.
Jaxon Reilly ’99 with his wife, Anne, and daughter, Wynn Ashford Reilly, who was born on April 12, 201 3.
John Mairano ’97 and his family.
Kelvin Roldan ’96 and his wife, Kaitlin.
wants to make a spring trip down to the Alamo for some sunny weather, River Walk, and spring break lacrosse, let me know! Remember the Alamo!”
SETH ROSEN and his wife, Lisa, announce the
birth of their son, Daniel Harry Rosen, born on April 24, 2012. Daniel weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. The Rosens reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Seth is co-founder and CFO for CustomMade Ventures Corporation. JUSTIN BROWN lives in Belize, where he is
building a home and enjoying the sun and water. His fiancée teaches at a new international school called Peninsula International Academy. CHRIS GATEMAN married Kim Busam at the
historic Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, on September 1, 2012 [see photo]. MATT RAMPONE and his expectant wife, Bridget, were in attendance. JOE MONTINERI and his wife, Traci, announce
the arrival of their son, Joseph Theodore Montineri, born July 15, 2013. ROD BLACK announces the birth of Patrick
Richardson McCarty Black to Rod and Dr. Kathleen McCarty on September 3, 2013 [see photo]. Patrick is the grandson of Anne Winton Black, Avon’s associate director of development.
MICHAEL J. O’NEILL, Co-Head Class Agent
2 Saltaire Dr., Old Lyme, CT 06371 email@example.com DAN SEIDEN, Co-Head Class Agent
59 Fox Hollow, Avon, CT 06001 firstname.lastname@example.org PATRICK DOWLING and his wife, Toby,
announce the birth of their son, William Francis Dowling III, born on May 29, 2013. Patrick wrote, “Hopefully his godfather, the new dean of faculty at AOF, ROB DOWLING ’91 , will help out with William’s admission to AOF in 17 years!” JOHN BECK coaches at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio. They won the San Antonio District championship and John was named coach of the year [see photo].
01 CHRISTOPHER D. COLEMAN, Co-Head Class Agent 3801 39th St. NW No. E83, Washington, DC 20016 email@example.com NICHOLAS H. LAROCQUE, Co-Head Class Agent
2151 Williams St., Palo Alto, CA 94306-1417 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Over the summer Kyle Coleman ’03 proposed to Michelle Savary at the Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island.
Jon Beck ’00 returned to campus with his wife, Lindsey, this past spring. They are expecting their first child this fall. From left: Dean Peter Evans, John ’00 and Lindsey Beck, and Director of Development Dan Seiden ’00.
Craig Chester ’01 and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) discuss smart growth and transit-oriented development taking hold in his district on Long Island. Craig works for Smart Growth America and lives in Washington, D.C.
Ryan Breakey ’00 married Emily French on August 30, 2013.
LUKE ARCHAMBAULT recently purchased a
02 WILLIAM N. PALMER, Head Class Agent
4736 Terr St., Kansas City, MO 64112 email@example.com BRIAN COHANE lives in Texas where he is a
federal law enforcement ranger at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
home in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He is pursuing his master’s degree in special education at Fitchburg State University while teaching high school history at an alternative school in Holyoke. Luke also coaches cross country and track and field at South Hadley High School.
300 East 84th St. Apt. 2A., New York, NY 10028 firstname.lastname@example.org
BRETT KRETER works at Northwestern Mutual in Fairfield, Connecticut, specializing in group benefits. He wrote, “You can imagine I have been a busy Winged Beaver with healthcare reform approaching! I recently moved to Fairfield from Norwalk this past May with my girlfriend, Karin.”
03 JAMES TANG, Head Class Agent
MATTHEW H. MORAN, Head Class Agent
4114 Manayunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128 email@example.com
Dustin Lowery ’01 relaxes with his son, Benjamin Addison Lowery. Benjamin, who weighed 7lbs. 13 oz. and was 19.7 in., was born on March 11, 2013, to Dustin and his wife, Lisa. Since the Lowerys are stationed in Italy, Benjamin was born at a hospital in Sigonella, by Catania, which is on the island of Sicily. The Lowerys will be in Italy for 2½ more years.
DANE G. LEMERIS, Head Class Agent
1763 Second Ave., Apt. 3N, New York, NY 10128 firstname.lastname@example.org
06 KEVIN T. DRISCOLL, Co-Head Class Agent 2 Hawks Nest Ln., Green Village, NJ 07935-3500 email@example.com
JOSHUA P. PAVANO, Co-Head Class Agent 77 Fieldstone Run, Farmington, CT 06032 firstname.lastname@example.org EUGENE HUTCHINSON is in his first year of law
school at Hofstra. PETE THEIS moved to Baltimore, where he works in marketing for Stanley Black & Decker. TRAVIS HOYT announces the birth of his daughter, Gianna Gabrielle, born on July 9, 2013, weighing 6 lb. 3 oz. Travis has been working in San Francisco at Merrill Lynch on a financial advisory team in the private banking and investment group since June of 2006.
07 CASEY R. COONS, Co-Head Class Agent
182 West 8th St., No. 3 South Boston, MA 02127-2536 email@example.com TYLER C. HADDAD, Co-Head Class Agent 125 Saint Paul St. No. 1, Brookline, MA 02446-5247 JONATHAN R. HASPILAIRE, Class Agent
111 Portland Rd., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 JonHaspilaire@comcast.net
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John Ducci ’05 married Amy Fredrickson June 21, 2013, in the Chapel at Avon Old Farms School (photo courtesy of K. Thompson Photography). The Duccis live in Harwinton, Connecticut.
Ralph Allen ’06 won the 2013 Tokeneke Classic road race in East Hartland, Connecticut, to become the 2013 Connecticut state and New England regional category 4 road race champion. Ralph currently works in the communications department at Avon Old Farms School.
John Beck ’00 with his championship team from The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio.
Brian ’02 and Stephanie Cohane were married last February.
Brian Cohane ’02 with Kevin Thibadeau ’02 and his wife, Susan
DANIEL LUIS ARGUEDAS hosts his own
travel radio talk show and plans to expand it to television. Check it out on www.facebook.com/ danielstourismshow or www.danielstourismshow.com. RYAN LIEBEL went 25-0, winning the
Massachusetts Division 2 lacrosse state championship, as a first-year head coach for Longmeadow High School. Brett Kreter ’04 found himself in knee-deep water two days after Hurricane Sandy hit the Connecticut shore last October (photo taken across from his parents’ home in Norwalk, Connecticut).
08 WILL HENDRICKS, Co-Head Class Agent
RR 21, Box 6154, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 firstname.lastname@example.org KEVIN SISTI, Co-Head Class Agent
4 Pinnacle Rd., Farmington, CT 06030 email@example.com WILL HENDRICKS graduated from George Washington University in May with a degree in international affairs. After graduation, he completed a four-week summer business program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and accepted a job with UBS doing private wealth management in Portland, Oregon.
The logo for Daniel Arguedas’s ’07 talk radio show.
The wedding of Brian Cheong ’0 5
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George Springer ’08 has the baseball world buzzing after a historic season in the Houston Astros farm system. George entered elite company, becoming the first minor leaguer since 2009 to reach 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases. The Avon community looks forward to watching George display his athletic prowess in the big leagues next season.
Mike Cox ’08 is making a name for himself at the start of the NFL season. The former AOF star was drafted by the New York Giants and has seen action as the team’s primary kick returner and versatile running back.
Bronson Kelly ’11 ran into fellow Avonian Hap Taylor ’78 in Darien. They shared a photo posing with the hockey sweater of Avon alumnus Brian Leetch ’86. Matt Lauro ’09 and his fiancée, Susanna Mackey, announced their engagement in June 2013. He proposed at “the Vista” on campus overlooking the Farmington Valley. A December 2014 wedding is planned.
09 JOHN B. BEATH, Head Class Agent 12229 Prince Towne Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141 ABRAHAM J. (BRAHM) WACHTER, Class Agent 200 East 72nd St., New York, NY 10128 firstname.lastname@example.org JP ROTCHFORD accepted an offer with KPMG,
and will start in the fall of 2014 after he completes his master’s in accounting at Wake Forest.
10 MATTHEW R. COZ, Head Class Agent 214 Cherry Brook Rd, Canton, CT 06019 email@example.com JOSH DIONNE plays attack for Duke and won the
Art and Ben Custer ’10 were part of Company B of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry at the 150th anniversary reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg this past July.
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NCAA national championship for lacrosse this year.
KEVIN SISTI produced Some Velvet Morning, a
film starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won a distribution agreement with Tribeca. Kevin wrote, “It was my first film venture and it was great! Just wanted to send an update and hope the start of the school year is smooth! Check the film out at: tribecafilm.com, and www.zimbio.com.”
BEN CUSTER and his father, AOF history teacher Art Custer, marched into battle at the 150th anniversary reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg. They were in Company B of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry, one of the units that defended Little Round Top. Art emailed, “Gettysburg was great, despite high temperatures and too many cars in camp; we had a blast!”
New Cadets Wilson Meyer ’13 and Will White ’13 at West Point
Enji, the daughter of faculty member Peter Rice, and his wife, Tieba, married Ludovic Sardain in Parc Mount Souris, in Paris, France, on July 5, 2013. From left to right: Tieba Rice, Adjovi Koene, Enyi Koene (bride), Matthew Rice ’15, Ludovic Sardain (groom), and Peter Rice ’76. Patrick Dunk ’13 (row 2, 4th from left) plays #4 tennis singles for Hobart.
PAT EMMER currently plays lacrosse for Bryant College and worked as a counselor for Coach Flanagan’s 2013 Young Guns lacrosse camp, held at Avon Old Farms, where he had Tomás (12), son of JORGE CONSUEGRA ’77, as a camper [see photo]. Tomas’s older brother EDDY ’11 roomed with Pat during the 2009-2010 academic year at Avon.
11 OLIVER K. ROTHMANN, Head Class Agent 10 Ardsley Way, Avon, CT 06001 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 JOHN D. SHAMBURGER, Head Class Agent
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13 WILSON P. MEYER, Head Class Agent 2 Torrey Pines Ln., Newport Beach, CA 92660 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Foreign language teacher Ben Schloat and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their son, William Joseph Benjamin Kneubühl Schloat. Will was born on Sunday, June 23, 2013, and weighed in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 inches. Big sister, Aurora, welcomed him home. The Schloats reside in Jennings Dorm.
The Last Word
Memories of Donald Pierpont During the October 4-5 celebration of the life and legacy of Donald Pierpont, alumni shared their memories of the beloved former headmaster who not only changed the lives of many students but also resurrected Avon Old Farms School after World War II. Here are just two of the many touching tributes.
During my years at Avon (1957-1960), I learned invaluable lessons from observing Mr. Pierpont’s enormously effective leadership style and his knack for being able to relate to all kinds of people. He possessed an uncanny ability to personally connect with others, both on an individual and on a large group basis. This is unusual, and struck me as such at the time, and even more so over the years as I’ve observed other leaders throughout my own life. I believe this ability stemmed from two fundamental personal characteristics of the man—his absolute personal genuineness and his total acceptance of others, both of which could be felt instantly. With an actor’s instinct, he also knew how to dramatize an issue to make the most positive impact and what the best approach and right time would be to help someone in need. As headmaster, his official role was that of being the CEO of Avon Old Farms. He indeed was that, but even more so, an omnipresent teacher of life, to students just growing up. As such, he parlayed an extraordinary mixture of personal interest, encouragement, and even occasional well-chosen discipline to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of Avon students. I am proud to consider myself one of those students. Throughout my life and professional career, I have had many opportunities over the years to lead various groups and organizations. What success I’ve enjoyed in this regard is in no small part due to these early lessons in leadership learned from Mr. Pierpont… and for this, I’m so very thankful, and today pay him this very well-deserved and all too belated tribute. —John Aird ’60
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When Donald Pierpont was hired in 1947, he was charged to reopen the school. This was no easy task: the physical plant was in shambles, he had no students, he had no financial support, and no money with which to pay his faculty. This situation was not as dire as it might seem—because neither did he have any faculty whom he had to pay! However, because of his optimism and the strength of his own personality, he was able to raise money, to hire a faculty, and even to recruit 98 students, and in 1948, the school was up and running. What has always impressed me most about Donald Pierpont was that he fully embraced Mrs. Riddles’s dictum that “the ways in which people differ are far more important than the ways in which they are alike.” He believed strongly in the value, the power, the integrity, and the strength of the individual personality. He would constantly tell us that we should be who we were; to be ourselves, not to try to become who someone else thought we should be. Express your own individuality, he would tell us, and be proud of it. If you look around and find that you are different from your peers, your classmates, and your friends, don’t be ashamed or embarrassed; be proud. That difference will identify you as a person, and will make you stronger. This philosophy, originated by Mrs. Riddle but forcefully implemented by Donald Pierpont, has governed the school for the past 65 years and continues to guide its path into the future. It is altogether fitting that Donald Pierpont’s philosophy governing individual relationships with one’s peers should graduate upward to Avon Old Farms’s relationship with its peers, namely other independent schools. We are different from them, and we are proud of our individuality. We offer things they do not and cannot offer. Our individuality has made us stronger and has allowed us to become the best school for boys—anywhere. –Robert Gryboski ’57
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