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Departing Tributes to Faculty


Alumni/ae Difference Makers in Challenging Times

40 Student Seeks Cure for

Loneliness in Elders Isolated by COVID-19

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Pictured here with Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price and COO/CFO Tara Gohlmann, the newly-installed Upper School sign elevates BB&N’s profile to the thousands of passersby each day.

Letter From the Head


Director of Communications Joe Clifford, Editor

Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price

Associate Director of Communications Andrew Fletcher, Senior Editor

Community News 4 Campuses Reopen for the Fall,

Communications and Website Coordinator Hadley Kyle, Editor

Drive-Through Closings Provide Closure for Students, New Additions to BB&N Community, and more

Contributing Writers Ed Bourget ’96 Elliot Cless ’02 Joe Clifford Peter DeMarco Mark Fidler Andrew Fletcher Sharon Krauss Dr. Jennifer Price Janet Rosen Amy Selinger Kim Ablon Whitney ’91

Features 10 Six Esteemed BB&N Faculty

Members Bid Farewell Tributes to Lewis Bryant, Libby Kenney, Brian Reasoner, Louise Makrauer, Geordie Mitchell, and Joe Horning

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Departing Faculty and Milestones

Contributing Editors Janet Rosen Tracy Rosette Brianna Smith ’10

Graduation 2020

The Class of 2020 moves on, Prizes Awarded, and more

Alumni/ae News & Notes Tracy Rosette Brianna Smith ’10

Principled Engagement in Challenging Times

Alumni/ae rise to meet societal challenges with grace and vigor: Kyle Umemba ’11, Jayde Umemba ’14, Andre Joseph ’10, Cam Lovett-Woodsum ’10, Cecily Tyler ’92, and Ali Sassoon ’11


Two Students Combat Pandemic with Spring Projects Ranch Kimball ’20 and Saffy Patel ’22 devised their own ways to help face the COVID-19 pandemic in their own communities and beyond.

Special Section: 2019-2020 Report of Giving Alumni/ae News & Notes 44 Alumni/ae News and Notes


Design & Production Nanci Booth 781-301-1733 Photography/Artwork/Design Pierre Chiha Joe Clifford Andrew Fletcher Marc Harpin Amie Margolis Shawn Read Jessica Rinaldi Joshua Touster

Board of Trustees, 2020-2021 Officers Charles A. Brizius, Chair Erica Gervais Pappendick,  Vice Chair/Secretary Bob Higgins, Vice Chair/Treasurer Jason Hafler ’00, Vice Chair Members Leslie Ahlstrand ’08 Jake Anderson-Bialis ’98 Eliza Appleton ’09 Carmen Arce-Bowen Jennifer Winn Aronson ’92 Pam Baker Jimmy Berylson ’00 Margaret Boasberg Tim Cohen Alexi Conine Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 Alexandra Epee-Bounya Christine Gross-Loh Rachel Kroner Hanselman ’89 Jeff Hawkins Freddie Jacobs Lisa Kerrigan Peter Levitt ’84 Marjorie Lichtenberger Bridget Terry Long Tristin Mannion JK Nicholas ’85 Shep Perkins Leslie Riedel Jesse Sarzana ’93 Ila Shah Fan Wu ’98 Adam Zalisk ’03 Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price Front Cover: Xinge Ji ’20 receives her BB&N diploma this summer in drive-through style. (Photography by Pierre Chiha— Correction: In the last issue of the Bulletin, a story about the annual Upper School Integration Bee incorrectly attributed its origins to US math chair Chip Rollinson; the idea for the event was from alumna Rachel Strodel ’14.


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Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price

Dear BB&N Community, I write this note on September 12th, having just experienced two of the most remarkable school days I’ve ever witnessed in my educational career. Over the past two days, we welcomed students back to our three campuses for the first time in 180 days. I can safely say that I have never seen so many smiling faces in my life, without actually being able to see the smiles themselves! Kids were nervous, for sure, and a little unsure of themselves as they figured out how to follow the safety protocols and move through the day. But above all, you could feel the energy and the joy about connecting and reconnecting with classmates and teachers. As I was walking to the Middle School campus that morning, I saw one of BB&N’s yellow buses drive by. I’m not too proud to admit that this sight caused me to tear up because it was confirmation that BB&N was truly back in business. It had been six full months since students had last stepped foot on our campuses. My emotions sprang as well from the incredible work and commitment that I know had gone into making possible the opening of school in this way. Every single member of our community—faculty, staff, administrators, board members, and families—played an important role in preparing our students for a healthy and successful fall. Our teachers trained all summer on enhancing their online instruction, our facilities staff put in superhuman effort to transform our teaching spaces, and our technology team equipped our community to thrive in whatever learning model our students and teachers engage. We purchased masks, erected tents, installed hospital-grade air filters, and conducted 1,272 COVID-19 tests the week before school, with zero positive results recorded. And our BB&N families have been the glue holding our whole community together, with their stunning support of our uKnighted Community Fund being just one powerful example. All of this work positioned us to be as ready as any school could possibly be for the new learning landscape ahead of us. That said, we also know that our best-laid plans will have to be adjusted and continually adapted as we all figure out exactly how to best teach and learn in this new reality. Not everything is going to go perfectly these first few weeks. There are many new behaviors and protocols that we are all going to have to figure out together. But I know that we ARE going to figure it out, because that’s exactly how our community has shown it works together in support of our students. 2

Moving forward, of course, there are also no guarantees that in-person learning remains viable for the entire year, which is why we spent so much time this summer refining our approach to three different learning models. But again, if an All Remote learning model becomes necessary, we are ready to make the best of it by working together. As much time and energy as we have spent these past several months focused on safely opening school, there is also a second pandemic our country is grappling with right now: the racial injustices—both individualized and institutionalized—that define the daily journey for people of color in America. Two weeks ago, I spent most of my time during our Opening Meeting with our faculty and staff addressing this very topic as it pertains to our BB&N community. Earlier this summer, a group of current and former students created an Instagram page called Masks@BB&N, in which BIPOC and LGBTQ+ members of our community shared anonymous posts describing the difficulty and pain that they experience in navigating our school. As I told our faculty and staff at Opening Meeting, these are our students. Each of these posts represent an individual who deserves to feel like they belong at BB&N and can be

their authentic selves each and every day. We clearly have work to do. There are so many opportunities in front of us. So many ways we can see this as a call to action. So many ways we can use this crisis to make us stronger. Our students have similarly viewed this as an opportunity. The student founders of Masks@BB&N presented me with a proposal to: 1. Establish a student-run subcommittee of the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Global Education (DEIG) Office with a lead BIPOC faculty advocate. 2. Increase the representation and inclusion of BIPOC students in our school. 3. Increase the representation of BIPOC faculty and staff schoolwide.

We have put the foundations in place to work collaboratively with the soon-to-be-formed student-led DEIG subcommittee to implement this work and more. We have a framework that will support the engagement of student representatives from every campus to work with the DEIG team, faculty, and staff to ensure that student voice and leadership are at the table. In addition, we have created a new DEIG Board Committee focused on providing Board level support for our efforts to become an anti-racist institution. So, much work awaits us on all fronts during this school year. But I can say with full confidence that I have never seen a community more capable and ready for it. As I said to the faculty and staff last week, let’s do this—all of it—and most importantly, let’s do this together. Wishing you all a safe and healthy fall,

4. Enhance curricular offerings to be more representative and historically accurate.

5. End all tolerance for hate in our school.


Community News Snapshots from Opening Day! Students made a long-awaited return to BB&N’s three campuses on September 10th and 11th. The opening days had a different feel than in past years, with half of the campus cohorts being present on each day, in addition to safety measures such as physical distancing and face masks. Nevertheless, the predominant theme on display among students and teachers was the joy and excitement of finally being able to reconnect in person after 180 days off campus.



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Grade Six Marks Lower School Closing

Seniors Celebrate with One-of-a-Kind Graduation

Driving up to BB&N’s Lower School campus for their final farewell of 2020, the Class of 2026 enjoyed a well-earned moment of reflection and celebration. Bedecked for the occasion, car after car rolled by the gates where each student received congratulations on completing their Lower School journey, along with a goody bag containing candy, a t-shirt, and (of course) a BB&N mask! “The drive-through closing was a great way to celebrate our sixth graders’ time at the Lower School,” noted Lower School Director Anthony Reppucci. “Although it wasn’t how anyone drew it up, the Grade 6 Lower School PA really stepped up and created and designed a meaningful experience for the students. There was a lot of positive energy at the event and it was so uplifting to see the kids in person.”


The voice of Upper School Director Geoff Theobald rang out at 80 Gerry’s Landing, announcing each student’s name as the Class of 2020 graduated in what everyone present agreed was the most memorable celebration in the school’s history. If you closed your eyes and only listened to Theobald, you might have for a moment thought you were in the Nicholas Athletic Center, as in previous years. Instead, cars creatively decorated with the blue and gold school colors, signs thanking faculty and staff, and students’ names, rolled through the parking lot one at a time. Tripping while crossing the stage in teetering heels was no longer a worry; just savoring the moment was the most important goal of the day. “Dr. Price felt very strongly that we find a way to honor the seniors on the actual graduation day, and I was thrilled to be a part of the ceremony,” said Theobald. “I’m sure it was not in anyone’s plans to receive their diplomas while standing up through their car roofs or out their passenger windows with dance tunes playing in the

back, but the seniors were wonderfully gracious and energetic and it afforded us a small chance to cheer for and celebrate them in midst of an otherwise scary and upsetting time.” Most students wore caps and gowns, and masks bearing the BB&N shield, provided by the school. Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price, wearing her own graduation gown, handed the diplomas to the excited seniors through passenger windows or sunroofs. The school also gave each student a gift bag including a Class of 2020 picture frame, BB&N banner, sunglasses, and a Class of 2020 t-shirt designed by the students. “The ten staff members who were there danced and sang, including Dr. Price. We did our best to make it something they will never forget,” said Brianna Smith ‘10, Assistant Director of Alumni/ae Programs. “It was a unique way for them to leave behind their high school years and we are excited to welcome the seniors into the BB&N Alumni/ae Community.”







x 1 x Eva Panayotou ’26 receives her goody bag from Head of School Dr. Jen Price. x 2 x Sydney Francis (in back seat) celebrates her completion of sixth grade.

Eighth Graders Celebrate Closing in Drive-Through Style


With music blaring, balloons and bubbles flying, and celebratory signs galore, BB&N’s eighth graders celebrated Middle School closing in a different (but no less dramatic) fashion this spring. More than 80 students processed through the driveway of 80 Sparks Street in creatively decorated cars to receive their just accolades and acknowledgements for a Middle School journey well traversed. Social distancing and masks couldn’t detract from the spirit of the day as Middle School Director Mary Dolbear, Head of School Jen Price, and a handful of other Middle School faculty and administrators cheered the eighth graders on as they wheeled through the drive. Families and students displayed their own spirit with paint, balloons, and streamers on their cars; some students poked triumphantly from sun roofs and windows, and even a few dogs joined in the fun! Dolbear was thrilled to be able to commemorate the moment, and noted how important it was to find a way to celebrate this milestone in the students’ BB&N careers. “Our Middle School Closing Ceremony has always been a special gathering to celebrate our eighth graders,” she said. “The participatory Car Parade felt like the next best thing—a fun student-centered, lighthearted gathering; a crazy, silly event to remember. We have amazing students (and families) who deserved a fun and memorable end to this remarkable spring. Plan B had to be especially visual given all the regulations.” 6

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PICTURED x 1 x Nicholas Wang ’20 x 2 x Emma Harden ’20 x 3 x Jake Berger ’20

PICTURED x 1 x 1: Middle School faculty and administrators provided a warm sendoff for eighth-grade students. x 2 x Cassie Wang ’24 celebrates the end of eighth grade in style.

receives his diploma from Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price. x 4 x Alexander Hayre-Perez ’20 x 5 x Jessica Reed ’20 x 6 x Julius Nagin ’20 x 7 x Gabriella Lunceford ’20 x 8 x Charlotte Shapiro ’20


Community News BB&N Arts Stay Vital with Virtual Spring Performances

BB&N Welcomes New Senior Leaders

Remote schooling as the result of COVID-19 couldn’t keep BB&N arts departments from rolling out some impressive content this past spring. On the Lower School, a dynamic ensemble production of Willy Wonka delighted online viewers; and at the Upper School, the “uKnighted Arts Festival” featured a broad spectrum of theater and music to entertain the community over a period of five nights.

BB&N welcomed two new members to the community this summer, joining the administrative team in key positions. Jed Lippard will serve as the school’s new Chief Learning Officer, and Jorge Delgado will assume the role of Director of Enrollment Management.

Grade Six Production of Willy Wonka Jr.: Working from their homes via iPads, computers, and smart phones, BB&N sixth graders brought Roald Dahl’s classic story of Charlie and Chocolate Factory to life in a virtual format. Featuring strong production value and special effects, the play was a visual feast for viewers


“This production has become such a milestone of the Lower School for our sixth graders…the bravery and resilience they showed rehearsing and preparing for a virtual musical was beyond my ‘pure imagination,’” says Lower School drama teacher Jenny Lifson. “I feel passionately that the arts provide a very much needed creative purpose and outlet for children that is always paramount, but especially during a time of such uncertainty and duress.”

The uKnighted Arts Festival: Five Nights of Art and Entertainment Upper School students and arts faculty spent eight weeks in April and May concocting the most delicious, proverbial “lemonade out of lemons” ever tasted at 80 Gerry’s Landing. Working from living rooms, bedrooms, basements, and backyards, students explored the creative arts under the guidance of committed faculty to present five nights of stellar entertainment, each evening boasting something a little different and wonderful. Virtual jazz, orchestra, and chamber concerts dotted the itinerary, and capping off the slate were two vibrant theater performances: the 2020 Senior show, To Zoom and Beyond, and the theater spring production, BOB: A Life in Five Acts. (Visit to watch the shows.)


Jed Lippard, Chief Learning Officer Jed recently completed his tenure as Dean of Children’s Programs and Head of the School for Children at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City and is excited to be returning to the Boston area in the new position of Chief Learning Officer at BB&N. Prior to joining Bank Street, Jed spent more than two decades teaching and leading in two innovative public charter schools, including 14 years at Prospect Hill Academy, nine as Head of School and five as Upper School Director, in Cambridge and Somerville. Jed holds doctoral and Master’s degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University. His research focuses on differentiated instructional leadership for adult growth and development in schools. Jed and his husband Todd Zinn, and their twin 12-year-old sons Owen and Abraham, recently relocated to Lexington. Jorge Delgado, Director of Enrollment Management Jorge joins BB&N as the new Director of Enrollment Management, taking the reins from Geordie Mitchell, who is relocating to the west coast to become an Assistant Head of School at La Jolla Country Day School. Jorge has built an impressive reputation in the collegiate world over the past decade, most recently at Brandeis University, where he served as Associate Director of Admissions since 2016. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Director at Bentley College and at The George Washington University. Jorge is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and treasures his journey as an immigrant to the United States and a first generation college graduate.

Remote Enrichment Saves the Summer for Many BB&N Families This summer the BB&N community stepped up to offer B-12 students from BB&N and other schools remote enrichment classes that spanned the gamut from art to coding to sports to literature. In a summer where families saw most camps and activities canceled because of COVID-19, these engaging and inspiring classes filled a huge void. There were more than 60 programs offered by 40-plus teachers, coaches, staff, and even parents. More than 450 students took part in the program, some choosing just one class, while others participated in upwards of ten classes. “The program took off in a way that I had never thought possible,” said Janine Cozier, who organized the summer classes. “It grew steadily, offering something for literally everyone.” Grade 4 homeroom teacher Christina Dello Russo and LS science teacher Lizzie Rosenberger taught Explorer Stories, where the curriculum focused on the lives and work of renowned explorers. The class zoomed with explorers Christine Dennison and Mark Fowler and


then created their own newsletters with interviews of the two storied adventurers. BB&N parent Pamela Lipson ’24 volunteered to teach two remote enrichment classes this summer. In Lipson’s Programs in Brains class, one student made an automated weather detector using artificial intelligence that allows the user to upload a picture and the system automatically classifies it as either sunny, cloudy, snowy, rainy, or indoors. US History and Social Sciences Department Chair, Suzy Glazer, taught a class on Voting Rights. Students learned about the history of voting rights in this country, and compiled a list of resources for the greater community in advance of the 2020 elections. “While each class would have been a prize in and of itself, it was truly remarkable to see the community come together as it is often known to do,” said Cozier.

Julia Agudelo ’28 interviews Arctic adventurer Christine Dennison for her project on explorers.

x 1 x A behind-the-scenes look at the production behind Willy Wonka Jr. x 2 x From left: Ava Wade-Currie ’23, Owen Dowden ’23, and Alexandra Fabbri ’23 act in a scene from BOB: A Life in Five Acts. 8


D E PA RT I N G FAC U LT Y Dedham, where he was one of just a few Black students at the entire school. For a young man who had grown up in Dorchester and Roxbury, it was both a life-changing and intimidating experience, one laden with unique responsibilities and expectations. He brought both of those perspectives to his work at BB&N where, in a short time, he was asked to join Peter Gunness’ leadership team. Over the next four decades, Lewis never lost sight of what BB&N looked and felt like on a daily basis to students, especially students of color. And he learned to make a lasting difference, figuring out how to balance pushing a community versus nudging it.

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Director of Multicultural Services “Are you on the Upper School Zoom? Lewis is doing an incredible job. He’s making me cry.” The text from a colleague flashed across my screen on the afternoon of June 3, 2020. Emotions schoolwide were raw, community members were in pain. A week earlier, George Floyd had been killed in Minneapolis, the latest in a relentless barrage of Black and Brown lives cruelly extinguished. In response, BB&N’s DEIG Office hosted “safe spaces” on Zoom: one for students, another for faculty and staff. It was in the Upper School faculty/staff room where Lewis Bryant, Director of Multicultural Services, brought his 37 years of BB&N experience—and 65 years of a life proudly lived—to bear. “We need to get better and be better,” he started. “And I believe we can do it.” Speaking as a friend and 14-year colleague of Lewis, I was in awe of how powerfully he rose to meet the moment. Here he was, a few short weeks away from leaving this community he’s been part of since 1983, and he was stepping up as only he could— holding up a mirror to our community with love but also high expectations. He was, in short, doing what he has always done at BB&N: using his platform to push, advocate, and speak truth to a community he loves.

“He basically invented this!”

In recent years, colleagues who accompanied Lewis to NAIS People of Color Conferences quickly realized the esteem in which he was held nationwide. Lewis Bryant—all of the attendees seemed to know—was one of the founding fathers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts at independent schools. A couple of years ago, a faculty member described seeing a conference attendee point across the hall, saying to their counterpart, “That’s Lewis Bryant. He basically invented why we’re here!” There certainly was no DEI playbook for Lewis to follow when he joined the BB&N community in 1983. His own educational experience was perhaps the most useful compass. Ten years earlier he had graduated from Noble and Greenough School in 10

For Lewis it was joyful work, but that doesn’t mean it was ever easy. As he says, “We have struggled to make our community better. In some ways we have failed miserably and in other ways we have had more success. We have struggled! But I am thankful for the struggle and for those who have struggled alongside me.”

“So, how’s the missus?”

Considering that Lewis did more than any individual in BB&N’s history to embed multiculturalism in the school’s culture, it feels somehow appropriate to borrow a word from Yiddish to describe him. He is a mensch. A stand-up guy. Whenever we spoke in recent times, he’d always start by asking about my wife, who had been treated for cancer the year before: “So, how’s the missus?” It was always easy to talk about it with Lew. It’s fun to talk with Lewis, period. He is a renaissance man. Let’s start with the Celtics. He can explain as well as anyone this side of Bob Ryan how Marcus Smart carries forward the Dennis Johnson to Nate Archibald to Jo Jo White to Bob Cousy continuum. A college football Saturday segueing into an NFL Sunday, with the Pats squaring off against the Cowboys in the evening game is a weekend perfectly spent. He enjoys a glass of good rum. He makes the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted. But above all, he is a loving father and grandfather, along with being the proud husband of the Honorable Helen Brown Bryant, a Judge of the Suffolk County Juvenile Court. The very first thing I noticed about Lewis 14 years ago was how gracious he was. He

led the league in publicly thanking people. I began to understand why people would run through a wall for him. No one at BB&N has ever inspired a more avid army of volunteers. And in collaboration, they moved the school forward in important ways. Thirteen years ago, Lewis dreamed up the concept of One School One World (OSOW), framed very meaningfully around the idea that the multiculturalism and diversity of the BB&N community should be a cause for celebration and pride. In each of the seven years that OSOW has been held, the number of moving pieces has been daunting—student performers, educational displays, foods from around the globe, and informational tables about countries and cultures that would rival anything inside the walls of the United Nations. Complexities notwithstanding, Lewis and his phalanx of volunteers pull it off every time. In fact, OSOW has become the signature event that unites all three of BB&N’s campuses as magically as anything I’ve ever seen at the school.

“We’d always be in his office having fun.”

Whenever I think of Lewis, his laugh is the first thing that comes to mind. It arrives in three stages: rising northward as a deep rumble, followed in short order by a sustained, gleeful chortle, and capped off by a “kid who just got away with something” grin. When Lewis is laughing, all is right with the world. Senior Ruthie Osagie ’21 agrees: “Mr. Bryant is a very fun-loving person. My friends and I would always come to his office and annoy him, and he would always bring us food and give us joy. During the day he was always a wonderful face to see.” Mentor. Touchstone. Anchor. These are three most common words that come up when students, alumni/ae, and colleagues describe the role that Lewis Bryant played in their BB&N journey. Osagie sounds a familiar refrain: “Mr. Bryant was always teaching us things, whether it was about being an African American, or a student of color at BB&N. He’d talk to us about his experiences when he was a student of color at Nobles and just, overall, always be reminding us how to be a good student and a good role model in the school.” For me, Lewis is a face that gets chiseled in BB&N’s Mount Rushmore. The number of lives he touched, journeys he anchored, life

lessons he taught, jump shots he repaired, paths he set in motion, and laughs he shared is truly uncountable. And the flame doesn’t go out because Lewis is retiring from his full-time role at BB&N. When I spoke with him in late August, he was fired up about a meeting he had gone to earlier that morning. A mom in Cambridge had asked Lewis to meet her son who would be entering Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in the fall, but needed serious seasoning in both basketball and carving a successful path as a student of color in a new school. A job, in other words, tailor made for Mr. Lewis Bryant. - JOE CLIFFORD, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS ----------------------------I find myself at a loss for words every time I want to talk about Lewis and the immediate affinity that I felt the first minute of our first meeting. It felt like I found a friend, a mentor, a brother and a colleague all in one. I remember everything we talked about that first day and I knew at that moment that I had found my safe place at BB&N and beyond. Lewis became family to me. He mentored me, he enriched my knowledge, he offered me a new lens to understand this world and he always had my back. He supported me and encouraged me to learn and to grow. His kindness is humbling and his heart is as big as the world. The students lived in his office during their free time; Lewis was their person at BB&N as he was mine. His life at BB&N and beyond was at times kind, but when it wasn’t, he rose up to the challenge and emerged more grounded and more aware. His lived experience colored who he is but also invited people to learn and to grow with him. He also never forgot that life was about happiness and fun, and so managed to balance between the serious and the fun. You felt the life beaming out of him and out of his office. I will always cherish his heart and his friendship, and I am honored and blessed to have Lewis in my life. BB&N will miss him. - AMANI ABU SHAKRA, US ARABIC TEACHER, SENIOR SPRING PROJECT COORDINATOR ----------------------------I often tease Lewis about the times when he pulled his car into the Middle School

parking lot—the bass and harmonies of ’70s soul tempting anyone within earshot to put a little glide in their stride. I laugh, but I know that in moments like those, Lewis was demonstrating BB&N’s values of honor, scholarship, and kindness. Over his 37 years at BB&N, Lewis publicly demonstrated his pride for being a Black man and reverence of his African descent. Woven through all of his work was his intention to ensure that the intellect, talent, gifts, and joys of Black children, alumni/ae, families, staff, and faculty were not reduced to a narrative of deficit. The space Lewis’ presence occupied reminded us to be proud of where we come from and who we come from, regardless of how few in number we may have been on campus. Honor. The work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is en vogue now, but it hasn’t always been. Lewis and the other pioneers of his era were doing this work when it was not popular and wasn’t nearly as accepted. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why walking through DEI conferences with Lewis felt like being with a celebrity. The work he and his comrades shepherded led to an increased understanding across the nation that independent schools have more responsibility to take and strategic work to do in the development of a socially-just world. They paved the way for DEIG work as we understand it now and that work didn’t happen from the isolation of these pioneers’ offices. The exuberant greetings in the halls of those convention centers represented decades of struggle, kinship, study, and evolution within their field. Year after year, Lewis brought back knowledge and wisdom from these conferences that BB&N continues to grow from today. Scholarship. As it relates to the soul of the ’70s, my laughter isn’t poking fun at the volume of Lewis’ music. It is me bursting with joy at what those sounds symbolized. His refusal to code switch and his unapologetic love of what makes him happy is an audible demonstration of honor and his refusal to shrink his presence as he shared his wisdom to help BB&N progress is clear evidence of scholarship. His insistence on holding up a mirror to those of us who saw ourselves in him is a reminder that we don’t have to apologize or shrink either. And that is kindness. - SIMONE MILES ESTEVES, MS HISTORY TEACHER, DEIG PRACTITIONER ----------------------------11

D E PA RT I N G FAC U LT Y by Ed Bourget ’96, Lower School P.E. Teacher and Varsity Girls Hockey Coach

L ibby Kenney

Lower School Physical Education and Health Teacher The sun was shining and there was a buzz of excitement in anticipation of a new school year on the brick building playground, and that all too familiar smiling face was welcoming the Lower School students back from their summer adventures. Libby Kenney’s warm presence and inviting tone is something that all Lower School students have experienced for 35 years on that first day of school on the playground. A quick hello, a warm smile, or just a simple wave was all the children needed to realize that they were ready to embark on another successful school year, and that their teachers cared about them so much. Since the winter of 1984, Ms. Kenney has been a consistent source of kindness and support on which each child has come to rely. The start of the 2020-21 school year will most definitely have a different feel, but it will also be without a legendary presence who has spent parts of the last five decades improving the physical education experience at BB&N. Libby Kenney has been dedicated to a lifelong pursuit of excellence in the physical education field and has brought a curriculum from the early stages of simple exercise to the current framework that includes all aspects of wellness for each individual. Over the years, she has served on Educational Policy Committees, served on the school’s Health Education Program Committee, coached teams, and served as the physical education department coordinator for more than 10 years. During that time, she helped shape and mold the physical education curriculum into one who focuses on the needs of each student who enters the gym, regardless of athletic ability. 12

Libby’s focus on providing a structured curriculum was coupled with an uncanny ability to connect with students to make them feel welcomed in the classroom. Brianna Smith ’10, Assistant Director of Alumni/ae Programs, fondly remembers, “I had the privilege of having Libby as a P.E. (Physical Education) teacher at the Lower School and as a colleague for the last two years,” says Smith. “I will always remember when it was time for P.E., which was the highlight of my day. The rainbow parachute was always a success, and some other favorites were climbing the net, dodgeball, knockout, and kickball. Libby, you always encouraged me to play hard and get better at every activity. You sparked my competitive side, and for that, I thank you.” As Smith states, it was the joy of learning and the attention given to each individual student that set Libby apart from most teachers. Guided learning in the classroom is the main function of a teacher, but BB&N faculty pride themselves on the ability to make personal connections with their students in addition to presenting a wellrounded curriculum. Libby was like an artist when it came to forming these bonds with students. No one relationship was exactly the same, and the brilliance came in knowing that each student has different needs on a daily basis. Libby was able to intricately weave a learning process that spoke to each student while optimizing their fun and providing happy memories of learning. Callie Heppner ’27 notes, “My favorite memory that I have of Ms. Kenney is when we talked about how the Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl in 2019. She loves football, like me, so it was fun to hear what she thought of the game.” Heppner also recalls her favorite P.E. game: “The best game that she played in class

was knock out. She made everyone feel confident even if some people thought that they couldn’t do it. She also made it fun so everyone was kind and nobody would argue. She was one of the best P.E. teachers I have ever had.” Libby’s ability to connect in this way with students was her strength and it has provided generations of BB&N students with fond memories of their Lower School career. “How could you not look forward to classes with Ms. Kenney,” said Joe Bradlee ’10. “She always had a great way of connecting with her students and knew how to bring out our best. She’ll undoubtedly be missed in the BB&N community and we’d all like to congratulate her on an outstanding career.” Libby’s true personality shined through during the extracurricular events that took place at the Lower School, which demonstrated the love that she had for her community. She could be seen dressed up as a clown during the BB&N Circus, organizing equipment exchanges for students, and most notably rocking her umbrella hat for the annual sixth grade versus faculty kickball game. “That hat and her ability to whistle was something I will remember most about our time together,” states Lower School P.E. and Health Teacher Kelley Kingman. “I’ve been trying to learn how to do that whistle for almost 30 years,” Kingman chuckled. “I’m so lucky to have Libby’s friendship which is the most cherished take away from our time together at the Lower School.” As a true member of the community Libby’s love for the school was reinforced by the fact that she also chose to have her son, Elliott ’11, attend BB&N as a Lifer. They shared many car rides and long hours together, but it was Libby’s dedication and willingness to serve the students in any capacity that will

be remembered most. “Libby was a clown at the BB&N Circus, played the harmonica at concerts, and was a teacher mentor, among other things,” said Lower School Director, Anthony Reppucci. “As a community member, Libby has done so much for the school over the years. She was a knowledgeable Physical Education teacher; she cared deeply about the program and was always willing to do more than her part.”

“You sparked my competitive side, and for that, I thank you.”

Libby was a unifying presence within the Lower School P.E. department, and that carried over to the community events as well. She was always available for a friendly chat or a good laugh at any moment. Her humor and ability to lighten the mood will certainly be missed in and around the Lower School gym. “What I will miss most about Libby is her presence throughout the day,” says Reppucci. “I would often stop by the P.E. office on my walks to chat with the P.E. team, and she was always great for a laugh.” It’s these moments of laughter provided by Libby that will certainly be missed the most this fall. Her love for teaching and ability to care for others is one of the most important aspects of her legacy as generations of Lower School students cherish the moments they shared with Ms. Kenney.


D E PA RT I N G FAC U LT Y By Elliot Cless ’02, Upper School Music/Orchestra

it was difficult to conceive of an orchestra [during] my first couple of years.” Brian worked above and beyond his teaching schedule to engage current students and the admissions office in efforts to expand the number of student musicians and instrumentation at the Upper School, saying, “even in my first year, I had really talented kids and so I knew they could help bring in more talent.” By his third year, a small orchestra gathered in the old music office and chamber music rehearsal room—lined with classical concert posters, music scores, and various odd instruments, it barely fit a chamber ensemble of five, much less an orchestra of any size—to rehearse the first movement of Beethoven’s First Symphony. Brian recalls: “That first performance was so much better than I expected it could be. The audience erupted in a standing ovation, and I thought, wow, this is really a possibility.”

Bria n Reaso ner

Upper School Orchestra While an archetypal conductor casts a formidable shadow over the orchestra—just as the inscription “Beethoven” does above Boston’s Symphony Hall stage—Brian Reasoner punctuated such an aura with humor and vigor. During his 32 years helming the BB&N Upper School’s orchestra and chamber music program, Brian zealously converted his students to the gospels of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms. I became enraptured with classical music as a student of Mr. Reasoner. Entering the Upper School an inconsistent yet committed violinist, I could barely handle the Schubert Unfinished Symphony second violin part in my first winter concert (if any of my second violinists from our 2019 performance are reading, be assured: it’s a really tough part!). Under Brian’s approachable, candid, and passionate teaching, I gained confidence and the aspiration to meet his challenges and to contemplate a career in music.


Sophomore year, Brian put a viola in my hands and trusted me to apply my intellect and violin skills to learn the slightly larger instrument with its nightmarish alto clef. Junior year, Brian coached me in three chamber ensembles, as I elected chamber music over a science class, not exactly every college counselor’s dream scenario. Brian copied CD’s of the Beethoven Symphonies and Brahms’ chamber music that I wore out on my portable disc player as my peers pumped their ears with Jay-Z, Biggie, Pearl Jam, and Sublime. Brian dropped hints about wonderous

and demanding works that were unfathomable in high school: the Mahler Symphonies and Bartók String Quartets. Brian deplored easy-listening pieces like the “tacobell canon.” Arriving at the Upper School in the fall of 1987 as part-time faculty to teach a fledgling chamber music program, Brian explains, “my predecessor, Bob Eschbach, had done a great job forming a string quartet and recruiting several talented wind and brass players, but there was no orchestra and

Brian’s determination, teaching, and community-building cultivated and sustained a 30-40 student orchestra with string and wind sections. “It’s significant that BB&N is one of the few schools its size that has a full-scale orchestra,” says Rob Leith, former English and AP Art History teacher, and most importantly, the orchestra’s bassoon chair for 28 years. He continues, “It’s a real privilege to perform [a Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart symphony], to get to know it from the inside, to be transcended into its world. That was a great gift.” Brian says that he strived for rehearsals to be a “shared communal experience with everyone connected to the group’s effort, where everyone could share in the success.” Freshmen through Seniors practiced next to Upper School faculty like Mr. Leith on bassoon and former college counselor Jennifer Graham, who played viola in the orchestra and chamber ensembles

during my student days. We played the Brahms Piano Quintet, which was my first taste of Brahms’ intricate and sublime chamber music and among Brian’s favorite chamber music pieces to coach. Brian shared in that “communal experience” of chamber music, inspiring students by example from the piano or French horn. In addition to orchestra and chamber music, the BB&N community benefited over the years from Brian’s talents and boisterous personal spirit as advisor of “The Simpsons” club (an early social landing ground for me as a shy freshman), co-teacher of a Spring Project Seminar on “The Beatles” with US Math Department Chair Chip Rollinson (I learned this spring that Brian and I both believe “A Day in the Life” is their greatest song—of course two orchestra directors would gravitate towards this song’s formal complexity and orchestral sweeps!), and most of all, Brian’s contributions as the Winter Musical’s accompanist and pit orchestra conductor. He worked alongside former US Drama Teacher Mark Lindberg on 30 or more productions. Mark praises Brian’s “tremendous enthusiasm for the process of putting on a show,” and continues, “it was hard work, frustrating and tedious at times, but that shared experience of making art sticks with you. Brian became part of my family. He would come to my house for Thanksgiving and Christmas.” Faculty bonds, like Brian and Mark’s, Brian and Rob Leith’s—and the list could go on—undergird BB&N’s student experience, providing a foundation of community and trust that nourishes student achievement. For example, as a student, I appreciated Mark carving out a small, but unique, on-stage-viola role for me in a fall play despite the seemingly endless dramatic goals and interpersonal needs of the production. My current

perspective on BB&N’s faculty allows me to fully appreciate how Mark and Brian’s close bond benefited my student experience, my selfconfidence, and the productionvalue of BB&N’s shows. Brian’s favorite symphony to teach was Beethoven’s Seventh, a masterwork that I was keen to perform the spring of my Junior year. The Seventh spoke to the dizzying, turbulent, yet ultimately affirming experience of my adolescence; it’s an athletic feat for orchestra and conductor! As Brian notes, “There’s not a single moment where the students are not playing with great focus or listening. Wagner called the Seventh, ‘the apotheosis of dance!’” However, at that time, Brian’s physicality as a conductor was diminished due to extreme back pain stemming from an unfortunate car accident (he was hit by a driver pulling an illegal U-turn the night of the 1999 spring orchestra concert). His back eventually required a spinal-fusion surgery that forced Brian to miss part of my Senior year. Repercussions from the car accident, the surgery, and additional health challenges would continue to plague Brian as he humbly refused to allow his pain to dampen BB&N rehearsals and performances. And so it was the night we performed Beethoven’s Seventh: the orchestra gave an electric performance filled with vitality, determination, grit, pain, exuberance, and triumph. These emotions were manifold. They were embedded in Beethoven’s music, experienced by our student orchestra aspiring to the symphony’s greatness, and embodied in our conductor’s positive leadership through adversity. “Focus on the positive. Instill a love of music in the kids.” This was Brian’s teaching philosophy and the advice that I treasure as I pick up the Upper School music baton. 15


by Amy Selinger, Director of College Counseling so sought after by her students to write for them; she clearly sent the message that she was in their corner right from the start. Brianna Smith ’10, Assistant Director of Alumni/ae Programs, states emphatically: “Louise took all of her students under her wing. Ten years ago, I was in her in 20th Century History Class. We had the best class— we learned a lot, but most of all we laughed. Louise could always find a fun way to educate us…and she was always available for office hours.”

What do a plush princess crown, a giant framed photograph, and a cozy blue blanket have in common? Louise Makrauer, of course.

Leigh Hogan, longtime history teacher and former chair of the department reflected: “Louise’s classroom was an equal opportunity classroom. She truly reached out to every student and sent the message that she wanted them all to learn. She was a support for countless kids over the years, especially those who might struggle. These are qualities all of us should emulate.” And Suzy Glazer, current History Department Chair, concurred: “Louise has been an incredible department member—she’s always willing to share her experience, her knowledge, her materials, and talent with the group. She is a prime example of the most inspiring and successful teachers who are able to inspire kids intellectually and to care and support them emotionally.”

One morning in June, I donned my mask and headed into the college office at my appointed time to gather what I needed for the summer, and I had the good fortune to cross Louise’s path. She was in her office unravelling the shelves that housed the evidence of her 26 years contributing to the life of the BB&N community in various roles in many departments, including admissions, teaching history, serving as the Senior Dean, and managing the semester away program. In typical Louise fashion, she was excited to share her wealth of materials, accumulated over years of experience. As we looked through her belongings, the crown,

Louise’s college recommendation letters reflected the love and admiration she had for her students—she was the ultimate cheerleader. It was not unusual to walk by her office and hear her giving a pep talk to a student about a difficult project. Louise was not one to bend her expectations for students. Instead, she bolstered and encouraged students so they could reach new heights, and then celebrated when they achieved more than they had imagined. College admission offices appreciated Louise’s ability to bring her students to life, and students felt better about their process with Louise in their corner; and so her superhero

Louise Makrauer

Upper School History Teacher and Senior Class Dean


photograph, and blanket jumped out to me as representative of Louise’s most remarkable qualities—her advocacy for students, her skill as a leader, and her support of her peers. Plush Princess Crown: Student-Centered Advocate The plush princess crown was a prize won a few years ago for writing the most student college recommendations on the faculty. Louise achieved this status for several years in a row, accumulating items that allowed her to dress as the superhero she is, including a magic wand, a cape, and the princess crown. It is no surprise that Louise would be

costume grew with each graduating class. Framed Photograph: Dedicated School Leader The framed photograph of Louise’s yearbook picture is surrounded by notes and signatures from the Class of 2008, her first class as Senior Dean, and was presented to her as a token of appreciation. That class recognized the role she played in their success, as did every class that graduated under her leadership. Former Senior Dean Katie Gayman notes: “Louise was unflappable as Senior Dean. She was cool, calm, and collected during moments of crisis, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, which affected several BB&N families. She was an anchor for seniors in their final year and an empathetic school leader. She cared not only about the senior year experience, but also about every individual student walking across the stage at graduation.” Caroline Leahy ’15 (Senior Class President) recounts, “Ms. Makrauer was an expert at walking the line of being a disciplinarian while also participating in high school fun and games. She was a big supporter of my Senior Olympics initiative, even when my idea for a water balloon fight (boasting the use of 2,500 plus balloons) promised a nearly impossible turf cleanup. She was beloved by our class, and while she was quick to take away a cell phone during school hours, she was just as likely to sit down at a lunch table and joke around with us.” An enduring picture of Louise in the minds of her senior team is holding a bullhorn on the top of a ladder ahead of the graduation procession. “Congratulations, seniors! I am so proud of you! And please, spit out your gum.” Infectious joy was always mixed with high expectations and produced great results. Even when plans didn’t go well, Louise dove in, rescuing her colleagues from the disasters of best-laid plans. For-

mer head librarian and coordinator of Senior Spring Project Sandy Dow remembered a particularly awkward senior class meeting: “I was lucky to share an office with Louise; she was always supportive, honest, and happy to lend a hand, but sadly, I think she was out the day I hired a square dance caller for what I thought would be a really fun senior class meeting activity. Halfway through the meeting, I enthusiastically let the seniors know that we were going to have a SQUARE DANCE PARTY! Needless to say, I did not get the response I was expecting. The caller and his partner demonstrated the few necessary steps, the music started, and Louise gamely took the hand of the nearest senior to start the Virginia Reel! Louise kept dancing, people applauded, the music stopped, and Louise graciously thanked the caller and dismissed the class twenty minutes early. I never again organized a class meeting activity without consulting Louise.” Supportive Colleague, Mentor, and Friend One day not too many years ago, Louise and I headed into what would be a long meeting. It was an early cold snap and with the heat not yet fully on, the office felt like the tundra. If I wasn’t shivering, I felt like I would be, soon, and Louise must have noticed as she quietly slipped out, returning a few minutes later with a cozy, blue blanket she kept in her office “just in case.” For me, that tiny moment sums up Louise as a colleague—she knows what you need before you do and gladly provides it. Whether it is a bear hug, a patient ear, a willing laugh, or even a warm blanket, Louise looks out for her colleagues. Louise’s colleagues across the school recognize her patience, support, love, and humor and are quick to share stories about moments that demonstrate her nature. Katie Gayman fondly recalls Louise as always being across

the hall to pass articles to colleagues, discuss politics, or share stories of her beloved children and grandchildren.” Long time faculty member Linda Kaufman comments: “I loved working with Louise. She was an imaginative and committed teacher and a significant contributor to the welfare of the community, and a loyal friend.” And former Admission Associate Director Kim Bastian still points to Louise as one of the most important mentors in her career. “Louise and I didn’t overlap in the office, I ‘replaced’ her, as if that was possible! She took it upon herself to reach out and be a mentor to me every step of the way over my almost decade at BB&N. There’s really no one I learned more from about the work itself, but more importantly, I learned how to keep a love and commitment to the institution at the core.” Former colleague Rob Leith sums up Louise’s impact on the school when he remarked: “Louise knew the school from many perspectives and cared deeply about it. She also knew her colleagues and her kids well and related to both groups in appropriate ways. She is funny and upbeat but fundamentally serious too with great judgement. Through our work together, I admired her leadership, her willingness to stand up for her values while also working cooperatively within a group, and the diplomatic way that she managed to steer considerable change behind the scenes. She never cared about taking credit or winning praise, but she deserves much credit and praise for making BB&N a better place in ways that few realize.” Louise Makrauer may not seek credit, but she deserves it, and more. Quite simply put, she made our school so much stronger. Louise, you feed our souls every day. Thank you for a career that has positively impacted students, faculty, staff, and school. Your contributions will reverberate for years to come. 17

D E PA RT I N G FAC U LT Y wonderful trait to have in a boss. What made this even more remarkable is that unbeknownst to me, Geordie is one of the premier leaders in the world of Enrollment Management.

Geordie Mitchell

Director of Enrollment Management

After 14 years at the helm of the Admission Office as Director of Enrollment Management, the BB&N community is saddened to bid farewell to Geordie Mitchell. Under Geordie’s careful and knowledgeable eye, the school’s student body grew even stronger, more diverse, and close-knit. During his tenure, Geordie’s position grew to include the title of Director of Strategic Initiatives, a role in which he was instrumental in helping to shape policies beneficial to the school community. Geordie maintained a presence on every campus of the school, and could be seen at seemingly every school function. Read on for fond send-offs from his colleagues. ------------------18

As the adage goes, you do not fully realize what you are losing until you no longer have it. Geordie and I both started at BB&N in 2006. Though we knew each other tangentially, it wasn’t until I joined the admission office in 2011 that our working relationship commenced. New to the admissions field, Geordie took it upon himself to take me under his wing and show me the ropes—talk about a steep learning curve, Mount Everest steep! Though I often felt like I was drinking through a fire hose, Geordie was extraordinarily kind, gracious, and patient as I learned a new profession and made a myriad of mistakes and blunders. Never belittling me, he allowed me to find the space to meander through this new professional landscape. In and of itself, this is a

Whenever I would attend a conference and mention that I worked for Geordie, there was a look of amazement/wonder/respect that would emanate from the other person’s face. Needless to say, I was quickly learning that Geordie was extraordinarily well respected in the field. A founding member of AISAP (Association of Independent School Admission Professionals), Geordie is widely sought both nationally and internationally for his insights and expertise regarding enrollment and building school culture. He has been and continues to be integral in shaping and setting the trends in independent schools. As a testament to his character, he often travels and consults with schools pro-bono. A self-described “data guy,” Geordie has happily “geeked out” in the world of charts, graphs, and spreadsheets, all in the pursuit of how to help our school be better for our students and their families; spending hours and days pouring over numbers, long past when most should have stopped, Geordie left no stone unturned when it came to doing what was right for our families. The work in admission at BB&N is fraught; each year we have far more qualified students than we are able to accept, and with this come excruciatingly difficult decisions and conversations. Through this I have observed that Geordie is a man of character and integrity. One of the hardest workers I have ever met, Geordie led our office with kindness and grace and created a culture built on team, not hierarchy. To this end, he consistently made sure that the staff had the space and time to attend to life’s challenges when they called. Never one to “throw someone under the bus,” I have observed time

and time again his taking responsibility for many situations and circumstances that were beyond his control and decision-making. Characterized by loyalty, his priority was always to make sure that the student first, and then the institution, was set up for success, without regard to his own personal cost. Living by the guide of people and relationships first, Geordie was willing to lean into difficult and painful conversations. Our conversations outside of the admission season were most often about what we could do to make BB&N a more welcoming space, and Geordie has been integral in helping to prepare the school for our DEIG (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education) office and initiatives. Aware of the systemic racism and hypocrisy in our country, he has been critical to helping move BB&N along the continuum towards becoming an inclusive space. Understanding that there is no such thing as “arriving,” and that we will constantly make mistakes and painful errors, he helped to engage our office in the process. He and I partnered on an initiative that grew into a magical collaborative effort across schools in the Greater Boston region. The crux of the initiative was to unite our schools in reaching out to African American and Latinx families to introduce and welcome them to the world of independent schools. As a Black woman, what I respected the most is that he owns being a “white male” with all the privilege this brings. We quite often engaged in very tense and conflict-laden conversations, but he stayed in there to learn; he didn’t allow “White fragility” to get in the way of the work. As I stated earlier, you do not fully realize what you have until you no longer have it. In Geordie’s departure, BB&N is losing a treasure…. - BY GENIEVE RANKEL, DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID --------------------------------------------

The first time I met Mr. Mitchell was when I interviewed with him in 5th grade. I will never forget the way he made me feel like such an adult—treating me with genuine respect by carefully listening to each of the questions I had scribbled down in my little notebook. That conversation is the main reason I chose to attend BB&N: the best decision of my life. I love BB&N because of the culture of the community, and Mr. Mitchell has been one of the most active hands in directly creating the school’s dynamic today through selecting students that fulfill the motto of honor, scholarship, and kindness. I know Mr. Mitchell accomplished his vision for the BB&N community by treating everyone with the same care and respect that he showed me so many years ago. It is rare for someone at BB&N to establish such influence over multiple campuses like he did. I am a tour guide in college now—by far my favorite activity—in large part because of Mr. Mitchell after seeing the impact of admissions work as a file reader during my senior year at BB&N. Mr. Mitchell: I miss you and I know BB&N will miss you too. You changed my life and the lives of so many other BB&N students and your legacy will live on in all of us. - BY TALIA BELZ ’19 --------------------------------------------

The white cube lands on the table as we all settle in our folding chairs. Measuring about 5” on all sides, it is small, but still, he whips it from his backpack and is exuberant. “It’s a speaker, so we have tunes over lunch.” Ah, here we are at Bivouac, our first field trip off campus (if you don’t count after-hours meetups at Connelly’s), and Geordie is not going to deny us tunes at lunch just because we are up in the woods.

never biked up to Bivouac. Maybe he did; he certainly could have, as he has logged many New England miles with his biking buddies. We carpooled on this trip though. The admission team, about a dozen of us from all three campuses, made the trek as a day retreat, as well as to acquaint ourselves with the annual ninth grade experience. It was a soggy day, having poured rain overnight, but there was clean, spring sun on the drive up. On arrival, we surveyed our surroundings, wound our way down to the water and back, and then did what the ninth graders can’t. We headed inside to the lodge to warm up. At this retreat, Geordie built our group experience. From years on the lacrosse field, he has the instinct to build community. He and his wife, Mary, included every one of us at his yearly holiday open houses. No major deadline passed in the admission offices without a Friday afternoon email rounding us all up to meet at Connelly’s. He has gone beyond our team and built the local admission community through consortium work in Boston and professional organizations, mentoring and counseling many schools and individuals around the country and as far as Australia. Geordie has mentioned he is excited to be able to bike in warmer weather as he anticipates his life in California. We know that he won’t be riding solo in the admission work ahead. - BY MARTHA NEWPORT, DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSION --------------------------------------------

Geordie loves the outdoors and often made the trip to Bivouac. An avid biker and overall athlete, I am surprised he 19


by Mark Fidler, Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science

Agustin Romero Chale Middle School Spanish

After 31 years, Choral Director Joe Horning has left BB&N a very different place than the institution he joined in 1989. At that time, the Upper School’s vocal music program consisted of the 9th Grade Chorus. In addition to that freshman group, BB&N now sports a robust Upper School Chorale and two a cappella groups.

Lizanne Moynihan Upper School History and Social Sciences

Growing up in Washington, D.C., Joe had a passion for music, theater, and basketball. He studied music at Kenyon College, and later earned a Masters in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory. After working in art administration, Joe arrived at Gerry’s Landing Road for a job that would span more than half his life. Joe’s contributions go far beyond the significant expansion of BB&N’s music program.

Bo Bleckel Upper School Mathematics

About his music, Arts Department Head Laura Tangusso says, “Joe has taught his students the craft, discipline, and great joy of music, bringing a deeper appreciation of history and other cultures.” Over the years, Joe’s groups sang in more than 20 languages, including Chinese, Italian, Swedish, and Zulu. In addition, the Upper School Chorale proudly brought their music to venues from Fenway Park to nine European countries in the eight international tours he led. Trevor Donovan ’18 remembers Joe as “a phenomenal music teacher who possessed a remarkable enthusiasm for all genres of music.” Those include spirituals, gospel, and non-European traditions. Colleague Althea Cranston admires the high standards of performance Joe encouraged in his students, as well as “his ways of supporting not only the really talented singers but also the less secure ones.” Brett Lovins ’93 describes Joe as “enthusiastic and approachable, a winning combination of traits for a high school teacher.” Joe has played an invaluable role in countless winter musicals, and established an annual “Cabaret Night,” featuring student, faculty, parent, and alumni/ae singers. One Cabaret singer, Rob Warner ’06, relays, “Joe opened up my world to a level of appreciating music that is a huge reason why I’m still a singer to this day.” Former Orchestra Director Brian Reasoner adds, “Under Joe’s tutelage the BB&N Chorale was transformed into one of the finest high school vocal ensembles in Massachusetts.” Community was always at the heart of Joe’s BB&N mission. As a Bivouac Guide, Joe spearheaded the reworking of the Orientation course, providing a chance for 9th graders to explore what the BB&N community will be. In that program, students embrace similarities and differences, and expand their understanding of what it means to live a life of principled engagement. One Bivouac squad member, Tess Holland ’23, recalls, “Mr. Horning taught me the importance of caring for others, taking time for yourself, 20



Taylor Iberosi Middle School Science Teacher Maia McPherson ’04 Kindergarten Teacher


Margarita Ruiz Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist

Joe Horning

Kelly Wulff ’09 Upper School Nurse


Mary Scott Upper School Scheduler

x 1 x Lizanne Moynihan x 2 x Maia McPherson ’04 x 3 x Kelly Wulff ’09


Upper School Music

and appreciating the little moments in life.” Joe often spoke on issues of diversity at venues like Bivouac, Community Building Assemblies, and MLK Luncheons. Former Arts Department Head Parrish Dobson praises Joe for regularly seeking training “to bring his own awareness about complex issues to deeper levels.” I shared an office with Joe, and every day saw the rich connections he made with his students and advisees. Joe’s engaged listening, wise advice, genuine caring, and warm humor earned the trust of generations of students. In his 31 years, Joe Horning has left an indelible mark on this school that he has loved, and BB&N is a better place for it.

“Joe has taught his students the craft, discipline, and great joy of music, bringing a deeper appreciation of history and other cultures.”

Cecily Craighill Davis Director of Alumni/ae Programs The BB&N community wishes Cecily Craighill Davis well as she departs after four years at the helm of the alumni/ae office. Whether traversing the country to attend alumni/ae gatherings, helping to oversee this publication, fostering the launch of BB&N Connect (the online alumni/ae portal), or contributing to a myriad of other initiatives, her impact on and care for the alumni/ae community is well appreciated.

Milestones 40 YEARS OF SERVICE Mark Fidler Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science


Bobby Hahn Business Office, Payroll Coordinator

Rosario Sanchez-Gomez Upper School Spanish

Rachel Jamison Middle School English

Kathy Gruning Assistant Director of Athletics/ Head Trainer

Christine Wilson Business Office, Accounts Payable

Gus Means Middle School Mathematics


Jamie Wallace Middle School Learning Specialist

Serge Mathieu Registrar Jose Ribeiro Lower School Maintenance

Sharon Krauss Upper School English

Eddie Flores Middle School Maintenance

1 CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION In keeping with their resilient nature, BB&N’s Class of 2020 overcame numerous obstacles in celebrating their graduation. Not one, but two carefully planned, formal graduation ceremonies were cancelled due to the safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic; but in typical BB&N fashion, the Seniors got their due, albeit in a slightly different manner. In early August, school administrators and all of the scheduled Graduation speakers partook in a small, socially distanced ceremony at BB&N’s Upper School. The proceedings were recorded in order to create a virtual Graduation ceremony that could be shared with all of the Seniors and faculty who so wished to mark the milestone in person.

Upper School Director Geoff Theobald and Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price

Keynote speaker Dr. Moungi Bawendi with his daughter Mia Bawendi ’20

“This has not been an easy ending for you. I so wish I was standing here looking at you, not an empty field,” noted Head of School Dr. Jennifer Price. “I am sad that your time at BB&N has ended this way and that we did not get to celebrate you in person, say goodbye in person, shake your hand as I hand you a diploma or even give you a hug goodbye. Hopefully for another day, but for now, I am sorry.” But not dwelling on regrets, Price empowered the graduates to use their myriad strengths as they forge ahead into an uncertain future. “You all are headed into unsettling times. You all are starting your post-BB&N paths in a strange and difficult way. Yet, so many opportunities lie ahead for you. We are in a time of an unprecedented pandemic, and we are grappling with racial injustices that have plagued our nation since its inception. We so desperately need people who move into these spaces and see opportunities, and do not become paralyzed by it. People who are resilient. People who demonstrate passion, who seek justice, and who don’t settle for what is but imagine what can be. You, Class of 2020, are a passionate, unique, and talented bunch; use those traits to grow and learn. Use that passion to make our world better.” In his remarks, student speaker Julian Li ’20 touched on the reality experienced by all high school students living through the pandemic and the social movements occurring all around. While acknowledging the challenges, Li spurred his classmates to not just endure, but engage.

Senior Class speaker Julian Li ’20

Bagpiper Adam Holland provided the traditional music for the proceedings.

“What I’ve come to realize is that the significance of this ‘historic moment’ for us budding adults is not that it’s happening to us, but that we are able to respond to it. To make change. To be a part of this history by doing something worth mentioning. Simply existing during the Coronavirus pandemic of the 21st century is not going to better the world…for that, we’ve got to do something…. Everything is ripe for remodeling, and right now, the world is practically begging for change. And behind the screen I am speaking to now is a sizable group of the most talented and capable individuals I know, who are undoubtedly up to the task.” Keynote speaker Dr. Moungi Bawendi (father of Mia Bawendi ’20) also had powerful words for the Seniors in his address. As the Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry at MIT, and the leader of MIT’s Bawendi Laboratory Group, Bawendi spoke of lessons he had learned throughout his life journey: frequent childhood moves between his parents’ respective home countries of France and Tunisia, fostering an interest in science after a move to the United States, and his eventual ground-breaking work in quantum mechanics as a source for cancer research innovation and fighting climate change. “Your generation has been called upon to engage in finding solutions to large societal and global problems. It is a burden and an opportunity. You have taken on deep seated issues of social and racial justice and the vast disparities in health and wealth within our own society as well as globally, and you have recognized the looming global climate crisis. I am in awe of your fearlessness, and I have faith that you will succeed! Now go forth, don’t give up, we are counting on you!” Amidst the inspirational words, customary bag pipe music, and (masked) smiles—and despite the lack of celebrating families, faculty, and students—one could almost imagine the typical magic of a BB&N graduation as the sun shone down outside of the Nicholas Athletic Center. 22

Student speakers Mia Bawendi ’20, Alfie Rudnick ’20, and Julian Li ’20

Seniors Tina Kulow ’20, Miles Nadeau-Davis ’20, and Chongyuan Hong ’20 perform a song at Graduation. 23

GRADUATION 2020 Class of 2020 Matriculation List

Lifers Celebrate BB&N Journey

(Colleges with students attending are in bold along with the number of students attending.)

The 18 seniors who began their BB&N careers in the earliest grades of the Lower School campus couldn’t physically gather on the Morse Building playground to mark the occasion, but their journey was celebrated virtually. The first-ever Zoom Lifer Party took place this spring, allowing the graduates to share stories from their decade plus at the school, and reminisce before preparing for new horizons. Class of 2020 Lifers: Wade Aust, Jake Berger, Thomas Bornhorst, Henry Goodman, Fiona Higgins, Caroline Janes, Vivien Keravuori, Ranch Kimball, Olivia Knight, William Li, Layla Mathieu, Julia Noyes, William Pappendick, Aaron Rasin, Maia Sandell, Camille Stockwell, Jackson Ward, Benjamin Wiegand

BB&N’s Class of 2020 Abshir Sudi Adam Daniel Carmen Addonizio Alexandra Alvarez Sepulveda Emily Arden Angelino Wade Etienne Aust Malcolm Duffy Barclay Elizabeth Ravenscroft Barrow Victoria Ravenscroft Barrow Sara Callie Bauman Mia Gisele Ross Bawendi Ella Marie Benjamin Jake Rowaan Berger Danielle Schwartz Bernstein Thomas Herbert Bornhorst Jacob Bartlett Brown IV Matthew Nicholas Bulman Jordan Elizabeth Burton James Joseph Carney William Howard Carter Nola Lucia Clancy Austin Alexander Cohen Sydney Glenn Cohen Julian Wu Crowley Theodore Scott Dadagian Elise Lyons Donovan Jonathan Bair Elkins Stephen Edward Fanning Eve Elizabeth Fantozzi Henry David Fine Lucy Duggan Foot Max Jon Forman Maeve Catherine Galligan Stanley Siyuan Gao Emma Patricia Garvey Henry Brotherton Goddard, IV Henry Fisher Goodman Adon Philip Goodpaster Geoffrey William Goose Meredith Grace Green Cole Kendrick Grevelink 24

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THE ARTS DEPARTMENT PRIZE The Arts Department has chosen to recognize the following seniors who have challenged themselves and who have shared their passion for their chosen art form with the school community. Stanley Siyuan Gao ’20 Vivien Mae Keravuori ’20 Julie Klingenstein ’20 Philip Liu ’20 Sylvia Ray Murphy ’20 THE JOHN B. PETROPOULOS ART EXHIBITION commemorates a great teacher and friend. The following students were chosen to exhibit in this year’s Petropoulos show: Victoria Ravenscroft Barrow ’20 Mia Gisele Ross Bawendi ’20 Danielle Schwartz Bernstein ’20 Jordan Elizabeth Burton ’20 Nola Lucia Clancy ’20 Elise Lyons Donovan ’20 Lucy Duggan Foot ’20 Emma Patricia Garvey ’20 Adon Philip Goodpaster ’20 Vivien Mae Keravuori ’20 Talia Rose Mirel ’20 Elizabeth Gabrielle Maria Jackson William Ward ’20 Savage ’20 THE DESIREE ROGERS KING FUND was created by Sherwood King in memory of his wife, a member of the Buckingham Class of 1936, who had a life-long interest in the arts. The income from the fund is to be awarded annually to a promising student of the arts at BB&N. This award may be applied to scholarship assistance, or to after-school or summer study in the arts. Jordyn Olivia Britton ’21 William Nguyen ’21


THE PATRICIA H. BIGGAR PRIZE is awarded to students who have achieved a standard of excellence in performance, spirit, and leadership by example throughout their athletic careers. Daniel Carmen Addonizio ’20 Jenna Ellen Hallice ’20 THE CLASS OF 1933 ATHLETIC AWARD was established by the Class of 1933 and is awarded to the best all-around boy and girl athletes in the graduating class, faithful in practice, skillful in play and, winning or losing, true to the highest ideals of good sportsmanship. Matthew Nicholas Bulman ’20 Molly MacLeod Griffin ’20 Maya Jane Mangiafico ’20 THE NICHOLS PRIZE is given in memory of former Headmaster Edgar Hamilton Nichols to the girl and boy athletes in the upper classes who, throughout the year, attain the highest distinction jointly in scholarship and athletics Francis Charles Kelley ’20 Rowan Dahlim Park ’20


THE GEORGE HENRY BROWNE ENGLISH PRIZE commemorates one of our school’s founders. A friend of Robert Frost, whom he several times invited to speak at the School, Mr. Browne was a highly esteemed English teacher, the writer of several books, and the headmaster of Browne & Nichols from 1883 until 1928. Sylvia Ray Murphy ’20 Mahika Pandey ’20


THE PAUL M. JACOBS PRIZE was established by Mrs. Emilie K. Jacobs to honor the memory of her late husband, a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Buckingham. The award is given to that member of Grade 10 who has shown outstanding skill in debating. Julia Katherine Bell Shephard ’22


THE HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE TEACHERS’ PRIZE is awarded annually to the senior who has demonstrated exemplary achievement, commitment, and potential in the study of history and social science. Emily Arden Angelino ’20 Talia Rose Mirel ’20


THE HARRY DAVIS GAYLORD PRIZE is given in memory of the former mathematics teacher to a deserving senior for outstanding work in the field of mathematics. Claire Zhang ’20

THE MARINA KEEGAN ’08 SUMMER FELLOWSHIP was established in the spring of 2012 by family, alumni/ae, faculty and friends to honor the memory of Marina Keegan, BB&N class of ’08. In multiple arenas, Marina stood out as a kind, intelligent, invested young woman known for her quick wit and irrepressible energy. This fellowship is awarded annually to one or more BB&N students pursuing projects focusing on either artistic pursuits or activist causes that reflect Marina’s spirit, talents, and ideals. Chloe Belle Fandetti ’21 Mary Williams Randolph ’22 THE CRAIG B. STONESTREET ’49 PRIZE was established in 1991 by family, friends, alumni/ae, and parents to honor the memory of BB&N’s respected alumnus, teacher, administrator, and coach. The prize is awarded to a student of the junior class in recognition of high scholarship, excellence in athletics, constructive influence within the school, and is to be used for travel or other personal enrichment of an educational nature. Mia Isabella Biotti ’21





THE JEAN GORDON CAIRNIE CASTLES SCIENCE PRIZE was established in 1992 through a bequest from Mrs. Gordon C. Cairnie in honor of her daughter, Jean Gordon Cairnie Castles ’54, and is given to a graduating student who has demonstrated exceptional scientific ability in biological science. Mia Gisele Ross Bawendi ’20 THE JOHN H. WALTERS SCIENCE PRIZE is named in memory of John H. (Doc) Walters, who taught science from 1949 through 1999, and is given in recognition of sustained enthusiasm and effort in physical science. Ranch Alexander Kimball ’20

PICTURED x 1 x Patricia H. Biggar Athletic Prize winner Daniel Addonizio ’20 x 2 x Patricia H. Biggar Athletic Prize winner Jenna Hallice ’20 x 3 x Harry Davis Gaylord Mathematics Prize and James Arthur Reeves Latin Prize winner Claire Zhang ’20 x 4 x George Deptula Russian Prize and University of Wisconsin Prize winner Simru Sonmez-Erbil ’20


World Languages

THE CHINESE PRIZE is given to the student who excels in the study of Chinese. Eileen Rhie ’20 THE HELENE HERZOG FRENCH PRIZE is funded by faculty and friends of the former French teacher, and is presented for excellence in French and for consistent commitment to the study of French and French civilization. Talia Rose Mirel ’20 Claire Griffin Pingitore ’20 THE JAMES ARTHUR REEVES LATIN PRIZE is presented for excellence in translation and comprehension. Claire Zhang ’20 THE GEORGE DEPTULA RUSSIAN PRIZE is presented in honor of the founder of BB&N’s Russian program in 1956 and is given to a student who has distinguished him/herself by excellent academic performance in the Russian language and who has demonstrated a continuous passion for Russia and its people. Simru Sonmez-Erbil ’20

Cum Laude Society Mia Gisele Ross Bawendi ’20

Nicholas Louis Kolbas ’20

Danielle Schwartz Bernstein ’20

Gabriel Eli Levy ’20

Elise Lyons Donovan ’20

Julian King Li ’20

Stanley Siyuan Gao ’20

Talia Rose Mirel ’20

Henry Brotherton Goddard IV ’20

Rowan Dahlim Park ’20

Meredith Grace Green ’20

Emily Elizabeth Plump ’20

Emma Grace Harden ’20

Aaron Mark Rasin ’20

Graham Callery Huntington ’20

Simru Sonmez-Erbil ’20

Xinge Ji ’20

Jayanth Vasudeva Uppaluri ’20

Cecilia Johnson ’20

Sidney Xinyu Wen ’20

Ranch Alexander Kimball ’20

Claire Zhang ’20


Olivia Quattrocki Knight ’20

THE SPANISH PRIZE is given to the student in the upper grades who excels in the Spanish language and who demonstrates interest and enthusiasm for Hispanic literature and culture. Nicholas Louis Kolbas ’20 29




THE BARRETT HOYT AWARD was established in 1972 in memory of a student and is awarded to a senior who acts responsibly and represents his or her classmates and school with honor. With an ever-present smile and the most gentle and positive of manners, this student has become a quiet, powerful role model for so many at school. Fully focused on bettering himself while also providing kind support and encouragement for others both in the classroom, and through his effective leadership of SHADES, he lives by the highest of ideals and always finds the best in others. Abshir Sudi Adam ’20 This young man is accomplished yet humble, serious yet unafraid of laughter. His ability to balance hard work with joy is unusual, and his desire to find ways to make the world better is inspiring. He leaves BB&N with a legacy of kindness that is a direct result of his unwavering moral compass, deep care and concern for all members of the community, and incredible desire to improve the lives of others. Graham Callery Huntington ’20

THE DAVID R. POKROSS PRIZE was established by the Pokross children and grandchildren to honor their father and grandfather, a former trustee at Buckingham Browne & Nichols. It is awarded to the student whose commitment to people in need best embodies the ideals expressed in the Community Service Program of the Upper School. With a potent combination of humility, efficacy, and vision, this leader models empathy, rectitude, and awareness of the world around her. Whether gracefully bonding students in classes, masterfully helming The Vanguard, or educating and empowering girls in Nepal, she is a generous, productive community builder. Mahika Pandey ’20 THE APRIL TERUEL PRIZE, given in memory of a former student, is awarded this year to a senior who is kind and understanding toward peers, and has been an active participant in the life of the school.

THE ANNETTE JOHNSON PRIZE honors the memory of a student whose life exemplified courage and commitment to scholarship. The prize recognizes optimism, perseverance and dedication to the community and its ideals.

Ever effervescent, this student embodies kindness and understanding. Whether helping out at Bivouac, participating as a Peer Counselor, or writing for The Vanguard, he works tirelessly to embody the very best aspects of our School. With boundless enthusiasm, good cheer, and “bon ami,” he inspires each one of us to summon forth our best. Julian King Li ’20

Always a positive influence, this student delights, inspires, and cheers with her luminescent, witty, compassionate demeanor. As a committed, invaluable Vanguard editor, a Bivouac Junior Guide, and a Community Day co-leader, she is an unsung hero in her many worthy contributions to our community. Claire Griffin Pingitore ’20

This young woman’s kindness has helped to shape the culture of BB&N. Through her active participation as a president of SHADES, her leadership of the girls’ basketball team, and her roles as a Peer Counselor and a big sister to the girls in EMPOWER, she has left this place better than she found it. Sharon Pongnon ’20

THE MERIWETHER OTIS KIMBALL PRIZE was established in memory of Meriwether Otis Kimball ’32 by his parents and is awarded annually for faithful, conscientious work and cheerfulness in meeting and overcoming difficulties.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRIZE was established by George Deptula, a former member of the faculty, to recognize strength of character, sensitivity to the needs of others, and willingness to use education, talent, and time to assist those in need.

This student’s “can-do” attitude allows him to accomplish his goals while infusing joy in his work—a combination that is uplifting to everyone who encounters this young man. Whether he is arguing a point in class or on the debate team or helping a young charge navigate the ski slopes for the first time, his thoughtful, kind, and often-hilarious approach puts everyone at ease. Geoffrey William Goose ’20 THE LUBETS PRIZE was established by Richard I. Lubets, Browne & Nichols class of ’51, in memory of his parents, to honor a student who has made an outstanding contribution during senior year. This young woman’s genuine concern for others and enthusiastic commitment to our community make her a “go-to” student when we needed an ambassador for our community, a role model for younger students, or an exemplar of academic grit. Cloaked in grace, warmth, and confidence, her buoyant spirit and eternal optimism make her a powerful force for good. Lucy Duggan Foot ’20 30

THE HEAD’S PRIZE is awarded to those students in the graduating class who, in addition to fine scholarship, have contributed generously to friends, the school community, and whose lives exemplify the School’s motto: Honor, Scholarship, Kindness. There are two recipients. This student is both an anchor of stability and a beacon of hope. Whether she is sparking ideas in class, serving aces in volleyball, striking out batters in softball, or steering the Asian American Students Association, she is a true team captain. Kind, engaged, compassionate, persistent, and committed, she depends on her exceptional moral compass to direct her toward becoming what poet William E. Henley calls “the master of [her] fate and the captain of [her] soul.” Rowan Dahlim Park ’20 Armed with patience and perspective, generosity and compassion, Jayanth Uppaluri is a gem of a human being. He is sensitive to the needs of his family and friends, and the extent to which he has contributed to the betterment of our school community cannot be exaggerated. An engaged, hungry learner, a hugely talented musician, a gifted writer, and an empathetic activist, Jayanth is the embodiment of what we hope a BB&N education can be. Jayanth Vasudeva Uppaluri ’20

This student approaches every conversation, class discussion, Vanguard meeting, and fencing practice with intention. In a moment, she is both serious and light, pensive and forthcoming, introspective and magnetic. She creates time and space for conversations that delve beneath the surface, dig into the philosophical, and make those around her think more deeply. Eileen Rhie ’20 Always positive, kind, and caring, this student brings joy and effortless cool wherever she goes. Whether delighting others with her musical talents as a member of jazz band, recommending fun library books, polishing the design of the next Spectator issue, or curating old tunes for her very own radio show, she is always ready to cheer and offer words of guidance or encouragement—be it in English, Turkish, Spanish, or Russian. Simru Sonmez-Erbil ’20






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PICTURED x 1 x Barrett Hoyt Citizenship Award Winner Abshir Adam ’20 x 2 x Barrett Hoyt Citizenship Award Winner Graham Huntington ’20 x 3 x Meriwether Otis Kimball Citizenship Prize recipient Geoffrey Goose ’20 x 4 x April Teruel Citizenship Prize Recipient Julian Li ’20 x 5 x April Teruel Citizenship Prize Recipient Sharon Pongnon ’20 x 6 x Head’s Prize and Nichols Prize Winner Rowan Park ’20 x 7 x Head’s Prize Winner Jayanth Uppaluri ’20 31

During a spring which thrust the world into turmoil over social unrest

Principled Engagement in Challenging Times

and a global pandemic, it’s no surprise that BB&N alumni/ae have met the challenge of addressing these issues with grace and


vigor. The following pages highlight a few stories of alums whose principled engagement in the face of adversity is making a real difference in trying times. Kyle Umemba ’11 speaks passionately at the Chelsea Black Lives Matter rally he helped to organize.


Alumni/ae Siblings Unite Their Community Against Racism Kyle Umemba, BB&N ’11, was only supposed to have been a protest organizer, working behind the scenes. The city of Chelsea’s Black Lives Matter rally following George Floyd’s tragic death had plenty of speakers, Congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III ’99 and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins ’89 (both BB&N graduates) among them.

“Hearing her speak was definitely my ‘wow’ moment,” Kyle says. “Before the protest I didn’t think she would speak. But she was like, ‘Hey, I’m going to speak.’ It was like this was Jayde’s turn, this was Jayde’s time to shine. She’s grown from being someone who was petrified at Bivouac, calling our mom, to this straight up leader who was saying we demand justice and was just so strong up there. It was beautiful. It was amazing.”

But the crowd before City Hall was unlike anything Umemba had ever seen in his hometown: more than 800 Blacks, whites, and Hispanics coming together in peaceful protest with city leaders, including its police chief, demanding change in the name of a Black Minnesota man whose death was sparking a revolution across the country. With masks on and protest signs in hand they chanted for justice, then sat in silence, many crying, to mark the 8 minutes and 46 seconds that Floyd couldn’t breathe because an police officer’s knee was pressed to his neck.

Kyle and Jayde Umemba are more than just siblings. They are a brother-and-sister team, working to change an entire city.

Umemba felt an overwhelming urge to ask for the microphone to share his own, personally terrifying brush with racism. He felt inspired by the outpouring, inspired by the emotion, and most of all, inspired by one young woman’s incredibly moving speech about how Chelsea must end systemic racism. That young woman's name? Jayde Umemba, BB&N ’14, Kyle Umemba’s normally quiet kid sister who was bravely leading the way.

The June rally, for which they pulled all-nighters to organize in just three days, was merely the beginning. In short order the Umembas and their mother, Joan Cromwell, president of a neighborhood group called the Chelsea Black Community, presented city leaders with a 50-point plan on how to rid Chelsea’s schools, government, housing authority and police force of systemic racism. Because of that effort, Chelsea’s city manager has announced plans to form a new city department, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, starting this fall. Chelsea will also begin bias training for city employees, seek an independent review of department practices, strive for racial equality in its city budgets, and establish a civilian “Task Force on Racism”—with Kyle and Jayde playing a role in just about every step of the process. “It’s change that’s long overdue,” Jayde says. “But now that it’s kicked off it’s great to see how willing everyone is, especially those in leadership positions, to not just hear what

(photo by Jessica Rinaldi, courtesy of The Boston Globe)

people have to say, but also take our guidance and work with us to bring about the things that we need.”

Helping Black Businesses and Professionals Succeed, One Click at a Time

Both brother and sister are meeting weekly with city councilors and city department heads to bring all on board. As leaders of the Chelsea Young Adult Alliance, they’re organizing Town Hall-style forums this fall, likely virtual, in which Chelsea residents can publicly share their experiences with discrimination. They’re hoping, once meaningful changes take root in Chelsea, to create an online template for communities across the country to follow.


erhaps the website Andre Joseph ’10, Cam LovettWoodsum ’10, and Kyle Umemba ’11 created this summer in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, fivefifths. co, will succeed in becoming the largest online database of Black-owned businesses in the world. Perhaps it will one day become its own version of LinkedIn for millions of Black professionals. Or a vital resource for black high school and college students in search of role models in careers they never dreamed a Black person could succeed in.

Principled Engagement in Challenging Times

“We’re just going and going. It’s kind of a lot—it’s nonstop,” Kyle says.


Neither Kyle nor Jayde imagined they would become such determined activists. He works long hours as a management consultant with Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, with a successful side career as a professional model, appearing in runway shows in Paris, London, and New York. She’s a 24-year-old digital specialist for a public relations firm. But their mother and grandmother have both been civic leaders, and the siblings were raised to be proud of Chelsea. They both still live there.

Perhaps, with luck, Five Fifths will become all those things.

Jayde Umemba ’14 kneels during an 8 minute 46 second moment of silence in memory of George Floyd at the Chelsea Black Lives Matter rally she helped to organize.

It’s helped, also, that they have a strong bond between them. They are best friends who spend time on weekends together, and play off each other’s strengths.

of resolutions on ways to combat racism in their community. Topping all that off were their impassioned speeches. Whereas Jayde’s was focused on ways Chelsea could change in the future, Kyle’s was all about his past pain.

“We’re very similar people but we have opposite personalities,” Jayde says. “He’s definitely more outspoken and just goes for things and I’m more reserved and cautious. He’ll put out a crazy idea and I will feel like, ah, let’s think about this. Or there will be something where I’m undecided and he’ll say, ‘Let’s just go for it.’ I think it balances well.”

Breaking into tears, he recounted his own George Floyd-like moment, when he ran out of gas on the highway coming home from work one night, only to end up fearing for his life once the police arrived.

Kyle, though three years older, says he can ask his sister about anything. “The level of comfort is just there. The level of trust is just there,” he says. The pair collaborated on their first project this winter, a first-of-its-kind social networking night for Boston minority professionals called “Fridays 5 to 9,” which they hope to resume virtually this fall. But organizing Chelsea’s Black Lives Matter rally together, days after Floyd’s death in June, brought their relationship to a new level. Kyle, who had attended a number of protests that week, felt it was important for Chelsea to join the outcry. Their mother suggested they organize a rolling rally because of coronavirus, with supporters in cars driving through downtown Chelsea. But Umemba and his sister knew that wouldn’t be enough. In just 72 hours they garnered the support of city officials for a public gathering at City Hall, recruited an impressive list of speakers, distributed flyers throughout the city, and came up with a detailed list

Though Kyle was not physically harmed it was the worst night of his life, he told the huge crowd, one he will never forget. “I wanted to tell people what it meant when people say Black lives matter,” Kyle recalls. “That it was about being valued as a human. Saying I have human rights. It didn’t matter what my experiences were or what experiences I’d been afforded, like attending BB&N. I went to one of the best private schools in the country and that still didn’t save me from this. No matter how well I spoke, no matter how much I smiled, it didn’t matter. The only thing that was being seen was the color of my skin.”

What’s certain, however, is that its three co-founders— friends since Upper School—have the passion to take their nascent website as far as it can go. “It wasn’t until we put Five Fifths together that I was like, ‘This is what I really want to do in life,’” Joseph says. Joseph and Umemba had their first conversation about ways to promote Black businesses just after the 2016 election. As Floyd’s death began to change the country, they returned to the idea. “We gotta do it right now,” Joseph told Umemba. Lovett-Woodsum, a website designer and content manager, happened to be thinking of a similar idea on his own. When the three connected they dove into the project, getting Five Fifths up and running, as it were, in just five days, populating it with contact information for more than 900 Blackowned businesses, as well as video interviews with Black entrepreneurs and a news ticker about Black companies. They launched it on June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a national holiday long observed by African Americans commemorating the day in 1865 that slavery ended in America. Joseph came up with the website’s name while listening to singer Jay-Z, who in the song “What’s Free” mentions the infamous “Three-Fifths” compromise by the ratifiers of the

Constitution. Under the compromise a slave was counted as three-fifths of a person when determining the population of a state, which determined how many U.S. Representatives that state would have in Congress. “One of the lines he touches upon is how he used to be three-fifths of a man, like, his whole people. But now he owns 50 percent of this company and 100 percent of this company. It was very inspirational,” Joseph said. “Technically we are five fifths now, but there are certain things that still aren’t even for blacks. So, it’s kind of making a statement with the name Five Fifths that we’re just as equal as you are.” Umemba says his dream is for the website to become “everything for Black professionals,” a site where users can find career advice, or offer their experience as mentors, or find people to invest in their ideas. Lovett-Woodsum makes the LinkedIn analogy, envisioning users messaging each other about job opportunities through personal profiles and postings. For Joseph, it’s about helping Black businesses, especially during the pandemic. He feels strongly, as well, about creating a platform to showcase African Americans succeeding in every walk of life, from architects to healthcare managers to Joseph’s own profession, solar power entrepreneur. “So many kids want to grow up to be an athlete. But I think it’s different for Black youth because, I know this was the case for me, those were the only people I saw who were successful. Athletes, or entertainers,” he said. “I wish I could tell my story to inspire a younger version of me who didn’t know a career like this was possible.” Building the website of their dreams will take time, the three friends say, as they balance the project with full-time jobs. But momentum from the Black Lives Matter movement, they believe, will long be on their side. “We’re all responsible for how things are in our country,” said Lovett-Woodsum, who, unlike Joseph and Umemba, is white. “And we’re all responsible for fixing them.”

That experience, alongside the headlines of other Black Americans who’ve been killed or harmed recently by police— Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake among them— will continue to fuel Kyle’s passion for change, he says. His sister Jayde says she feels the exact same way. “We’re meeting with the superintendent of Chelsea public schools tonight,” she said. “Whether it’s incorporating more ethnic studies or decreasing the amount of altercations that happen with the police in Chelsea, we need to make changes. I want to touch on any and every aspect where racism or discrimination or prejudice can exist. With a minority community like Chelsea it’s easy for people to say that racism doesn’t happen here. But it does happen, and it’s been happening for a long time.” b

Five Fifths website creators from left to right, Andre Joseph ’10, Kyle Umemba ’11, and Cam Lovett-Woodsum ’10


Cecily Tyler ’92: Finding Her Own Way to Fight the Pandemic Cecily Tyler ’92

Principled Engagement in Challenging Times

At right: Tyler ’92 (far right), oversees a donation of face masks to the police department in northern Westchester, New York.


It seemed as if almost every aspect of Cecily Tyler's life had been turned upside down. A film producer by trade, Tyler, BB&N ’92, watched the industry come to a halt because of COVID-19. With no work, she had no choice but to give up her downtown office. Her spring teaching fellowship on video storytelling at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government came to an abrupt end, and when her Cambridge roommate contracted a bad case of the virus, Tyler decided it would be easier to just leave town. Perhaps worst of all, it wasn’t safe for Tyler to visit her mother, who’d begun cancer treatments in New York City and was thus at high risk. In ways Tyler’s personal pandemic story is like so many whose plans were dashed and lives, muted. But the virus also propelled her into action. In April, she joined forces with friends and colleagues to create “Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group,” a nonprofit focused on getting personal protective equipment into the hands of thousands of “unseen” front-line workers and volunteers who, instead of working at hospitals, are doing their jobs in marginalized communities. While PPE shortages haven’t made the news lately, they are still a difficult reality for organizations without buying power—homeless shelters, volunteer fire departments, and domestic violence workers among them, Tyler says. “There are different types of domestic violence. Sometimes it’s financial—money is being spent on one person choosing to use it for alcohol and gambling, and therefore the rest of the family’s not eating,” Tyler says. “So, individuals need PPE in order to drop food off for children and a spouse who may be victims and are being forced to live with their abuser.” While Tyler and her group are raising some funds to directly purchase equipment, they’re making their biggest impact through old-fashioned networking. The Stop COVID group, which Tyler founded with a handful of people, has grown to a force of over two dozen healthcare professionals, business leaders, communications experts, and even some college students all donating their time, be it a few hours or 20 hours a week, to finding bulk deals on PPE, soliciting corporate donations, and brokering equipment purchases

for organizations who don't have a point person for such tasks. Tyler’s group is also looking at ways to help stressed, frontline workers avoid coronavirus fatigue. They’ve recently partnered with McLean Hospital in Belmont to provide online materials focused on workers’ mental healthcare, hoping to spread such valuable resources to workers in states where McLean, though a world leader in mental health, isn’t known. Tyler, using her own networking connections, has been able to solicit similar support through The MAVEN Project, a national nonprofit that sets up online chat sessions between retired medical specialists and primary care doctors in isolated communities. “It’s run by BB&N alumna Lisa Levine ’94,” Tyler says. “Now she’s working with us to develop another resource, be it a webinar or a support group, to support frontline caregivers who are struggling with burnout.” Stop COVID began its work in Illinois, where early on in the pandemic it secured a face shield for every social worker within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. It’s since been targeting projects in Chicago (homeless shelter workers), Las Vegas (health centers) and Westchester County (domestic violence responders), with an eye toward expanding further nationally, eventually hoping to help minority communities short on protective gear and possibly assist with COVID-testing through corporate partners. The group’s website ( displays a rolling PPE donation counter, which was approaching 4,000 at the time of this writing. Tyler says she felt helpless this spring when the pandemic altered so much of her life. Doing her small part with Stop COVID to keep frontline workers safe, and to help those in greater need get through each day, has changed that. “Without being able to help I’m powerless over this thing, and that’s a very lonely and scary place to be,” she says. “But there’s a lot of goodwill out there. You see it as soon as you jump on the bandwagon. I say to people, this is my therapy.”


Ali Sassoon ’11: Delivering the Data that Helped Save Lives As the coronavirus pandemic struck its hardest in April and May, millions were glued to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daily accounts of infection and hospitalization rates, death tolls, and the extraordinary efforts being made to contain the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Everything hinged, it seemed, on collecting facts, figures and data about the disease’s spread as quickly and accurately as possible.

Principled Engagement in Challenging Times

Behind the scenes, a small group of analysts worked nearly around the clock to gather all the information they could— Alexandra “Ali” Sassoon ’11 among them.


She culled data from hospitals across the city, from frontline workers at New York’s huge pop-up patient center within the Jacob Javits Center, from community clinics, from Google (which provided mobility data to trace transmission), and sadly, from morgues. On a daily and sometimes semi-daily basis Sassoon and her team would reset the city’s numbers to present a “real-time dashboard” of COVID breakdowns across ages, gender, race and geography for the metropolis’s 8.4 million residents. That vital data became the basis for important decisions such as when to close schools and businesses, when to shift hospital beds to emerging hotspots, and where far more testing was needed. “We were getting thousands of numbers every day. It was overwhelming. It was like a wartime effort,” Sassoon says. “I think the whole theme of this pandemic response is that you have to be telling the right story while making sure that people are understanding it. It’s so easy to skew numbers and misinform people. We were kind of fighting that force to make sure we were as truthful as possible, showing people when it was getting bad, showing people when it was getting better.” Sassoon found herself working inside the command center of the New York City Emergency Management department this spring almost by happenstance. In the waning days of February, she was preparing to take a new job in the tech field. For her it was going to be a big career transition, as she’d spent the previous six years working largely on humanitarian aid and healthcare projects in Africa and the Middle East, and helping African refugees resettle in America. Instead, when the pandemic arrived in full force in the United States in March, a consulting firm in charge of New York City’s data analysis team hired her on the spot.

Ali Sassoon ’11 during a deployment to the crisis in Borno State, Nigeria last year.

“My background is in emergency response, specifically public health, so I already kind of knew the ins and outs of how to manage a system from the data and strategy perspective,” says Sassoon, who studied global health at George Washington University and for a time also worked as an Ebola researcher. “But obviously that wasn’t for a pandemic. And

it was for a rural countryside or a city in West Africa, not New York City.” Nor was Sassoon a math whiz—it was her worst subject at BB&N, she recalls. But for her, creating those daily dashboards was always about “telling the story” of the disease, presenting a bigger picture that no one or two statistics on their own could ever capture. There were pitfalls, such as “data dumps”—lags in the reporting of key numbers over a period of days that resulted in huge number swings not at all in line with how the disease was actually trending. Other times, the data Sassoon and her fellow analysts collected didn’t lead to places they thought it would. Having worked extensively on women’s health issues— Sassoon, in her spare time, helps run a nonprofit called Sundara focused on improving women’s access to water, sanitation, and hygiene products in impoverished countries— she fought hard to have New York’s COVID numbers broken down by gender, thinking that might provide important insights. “But pointing out the gender disparity didn’t help us as much as knowing something else, like people’s pre-existing health condition data,” she says. Over time, hospital bed utilization emerged as a key statistic for city and state leaders, as did, of course, infection testing rates, and coronavirus rates among ethnic and minority communities, including the refugee community. “A lot of the neighborhoods that were impacted very seriously were neighborhoods that I’d spent a lot of time in, resettling families who’d come from refugee camps in Africa and Asia and the Middle East,” she says. “Many people died, many people got sick, and people didn’t have adequate healthcare or jobs. It was hard to see.” While Sassoon, 27, never contracted COVID, she estimates that about 30 percent of her friends did during New York’s surge. All of them, at the time of this writing, are safe. She found her pandemic work in New York so meaningful that in July she accepted a full-time position within New York City Emergency Management. As a strategic planner, Sassoon is now in charge of creating safer and more equitable emergency responses for all New York residents, no matter what the crisis—from heat waves to hurricanes, to future COVID outbreaks. “I hope that I helped people make great decisions to help New York respond better to this pandemic,” she says. “PPE [personal protective equipment] never ended up running out, and we never ended up running out of hospital beds. And we’re going to continue to flatten the curve.”


LETTERS FROM THE HEART Saffy Patel ’22 Founds Volunteer Organization

BY SHARON KRAUSS, UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH When Saffron (Saffy) Patel ’22 felt the pangs of her distant grandparents’ loneliness in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, she resolved to do something about it—not just for her relatives, but also for other seniors who might be missing contact with their families and friends. Motivated by what felt like necessity and equipped with their abundant compassion, ample ingenuity, and copious colored pens, BB&N junior Saffy and her sister Shreya, a 2019 graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, founded Letters Against Isolation (LAI), an organization that links volunteer letter-writers with people residing in various types of care homes. What began as two sisters’ desire to do some local good has quickly flourished into a farreaching grassroots movement. As of July 1, an astounding 2,005 volunteers from 49 states—as well as from Japan, Australia, and Croatia, among 10 other countries—have written over 17,000 letters. “It’s working!” says Saffy. “To see that it’s having an impact and that it’s accomplishing our goal—to bring some aspects of the outside world, some socializing, to these seniors— makes all our work worth it. I think it’s important to look for ways to both help people out and connect yourself with others during this time when we’re all feeling a bit isolated.” Not only is it working, the project is 40

also turning heads in high places. On May 8, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued a Certificate of Recognition to Saffy and Shreya “in honor of their dedicated service work” and “for making the world a better place.” This home-grown effort developed last March while Saffy and her sister were in daily touch with their grandparents in Newcastle, England, and their grandmother in Dulwich, near London. Hearing news reports on the coronavirus’s dire physical effects on the elderly, Saffy and Shreya began to consider, too, the mental and emotional impacts on them. “We noticed that our grandparents often mentioned that they were missing interacting with their friends. My ba (the Gujarati word for ‘grandmother’) used to go to the gym every day and talk with all her friends there,” says Saffy. “We started thinking about ways that we could help bring some more social aspects to the lives of seniors.” Eager to act on their ideas, Saffy and Shreya contacted a local nursing home. “We asked if we could send them some letters, and they were like, ‘Yes! Definitely! This is something we really need because our seniors are really affected by having to stay in their rooms,’” Saffy says. The demand for their cheerful cards and heartfelt messages soon outpaced the two sisters’ kitchen-counter production, though, and the idea for the volunteer organization was born.


They sought help by posting in online forums, and when response was huge, the sisters decided to establish a formal online presence for LAI. Researching and teaching herself along the way, Saffy designed an easyto-use, colorful website with a clean, uncluttered aesthetic. Soon she added weekly statistics, a media page, and a blog containing interviews with letter recipients. When LAI was mentioned in a midApril Country Living article about ways to volunteer virtually, Saffy says, “Suddenly we had so many volunteers! I think 2,000 people visited our website within that week. Since then, we’ve grown a lot, which is really exciting.” While early participants also found the organization through posts on Reddit and various social media platforms, late-June coverage by Good Morning America, other TV news broadcasts, and The Washington Post has boosted its active volunteer base. Once volunteers register online, Shreya emails them the address of one of LAI’s 32 care-home partners. Using their own card-making and letterwriting materials and postage stamps, volunteers then send the greetings to the nursing home, assisted living facility, or rehabilitation center, where administrators distribute them among the seniors. The recipients’ responses to the surprise missives have touched the two founders. “They’ve been hanging up the cards and looking at them to


remind them that there are better times coming,” Saffy says. “It’s really lovely to hear that the letters are bringing some joy to them.” Shreya adds, “It makes me so happy to see how loved our volunteers’ letters make them feel.” The volunteers themselves express gratitude for their part in the interaction. Among the BB&N students from all three divisions who have written letters, Dehlia Fallon ’21 has sent 70. She was drawn to Letters Against Isolation after her grandfather was turned away when trying to visit her great-grandmother in a nursing home. “These times are so uncertain and there’s not much we can do to change the current situation, so when I write these letters, I feel like I’m making a change,” Dehlia says. “While this is only a small thing I can do, I hope it brings these people happiness.” Julia Shephard ’22 has also felt that her letter-writing efforts have been mutually beneficial. “It helps my state of mind because I get to feel as if I’m making a small impact, and it makes me look for the cheerful messages and anecdotes from my day; putting them down on paper helps me think about them myself.” Shreya notes, “I think right now it is easy to feel scared. In doing something small but meaningful to help someone else, I think our volunteers are empowered. A lot of them are inspired to be more

ambitious and find ways to help more people.” Involvement with LAI has even sparked some volunteers to write on their own to care homes in their communities nationwide. “It’s really amazing to see how people have been taking their own initiative to continue this movement,” Saffy says, apparently unaware of just how much people admire her for what she and Shreya have accomplished. “During a time like this is,” Julia says, “it’s so easy to get caught up in our individual miseries, but Saffy has taken this opportunity to make an impact on people’s lives. That’s really inspiring for me.” Building community among the volunteers, Saffy and Shreya have held two letter-writing Zoom parties, which they hope to hold monthly. “I had a great time meeting our volunteers from around the country!” Saffy says. As the sisters’ organization continues to draw volunteers, it is also attracting the attention of state agencies. After NBC-affiliate television station WPSD in Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, and Tennessee broadcast a piece about LAI, it partnered with the Department of Aging in Illinois and provided letters to accompany meals delivered to 1,500 elderly people. The end of Letters Against Isolation is not in sight, as far as Saffy and Shreya are concerned. “We agree that it is something that we want to keep

growing after the pandemic,” Shreya says. “Senior loneliness is a persistent problem, and we want to keep fighting it.” Hoping to become an entrepreneur, Shreya will matriculate next fall at Washington University in St. Louis, where she intends to study business and computer science. As for Saffy, the experience of founding and running this organization has taught her something more about herself. “I feel excited that I have the ability to find a problem and am proud of myself for doing my part to solve it,” she says. “Given that I’ve done this, if there’s another problem that I find, I have the capability to harness other volunteers to help us combat it.” Meanwhile, though, back in the Patel household there are more pictures to draw, more notes to write. “We get busy with the administration of everything,” Saffy says with a smile, “but we really like to sit down as a family and get the markers out and write a bunch of cards.”

1 | Residents of care homes, like Florence, have been delighted to receive letters. 2 | Saffy Patel ’22 (left) and her sister Shreya.


by Kim Ablon Whitney ’91


he one question many people were asking themselves back in April as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country was, “How can I help?” Members of the BB&N community stepped up to sew masks, tutor children, and deliver groceries. Ranch Kimball ’20 took a look at his hometown of Brookline and chose a different approach. “I saw that workers in food and retail were exposing themselves to the virus every day without safety protection,” explains Kimball. When Kimball heard that Brookline was requiring businesses to install shields at customer counters, he thought about how expensive that would be. Stores were already seeing their revenue stream slashed and trying to figure out how they could stay afloat without too many extra costs.


Upper School science teacher and varsity football coach Mike Willey observed Kimball’s design strength when Kimball was a student in his engineering class. “Ranch applies his knowledge of math and science to the physical world, which is really the heart of engineering,” says Willey. “I’m not surprised at all that he is applying himself to great causes and using his engineering gifts

Ranch Kimball

Unites his Brookline Community by Building Dividers

Kimball began calling stores in his usually bustling neighborhood of Coolidge Corner and asking if he could help by building and installing plexiglass dividers to decrease the spread of infection. A few stores took him up on his offer, including his first clients, Zaftigs Deli and The Juice Press. Word quickly spread. After Kimball was listed in the Brookline Chamber of Commerce newsletter, he had a list of stores wanting his help. Word continued to travel and soon businesses outside of Brookline were lining up too. He also has built dividers for food pantries. To those who know Kimball, his creative approach to a problem is not surprising. “Ranch’s teachers have often commented that he comes up with unique ways to solve problems,” says Kimball’s mother, Alexa. If you’re thinking Kimball spent most of his time at BB&N in the woodshop, you would be wrong. In fact, Kimball hasn’t had any formal training in woodworking but he describes his father as “very handy.” With a 100 year-old house, Kimball honed his skills by shadowing his dad on numerous fix-it projects. His first step in working with stores is to visit the location, learn their needs, and take measurements. “I always go in person because otherwise something gets missed,” he says of his thorough approach. “Otherwise some nuisance of the design could be overlooked.” He buys his materials at Home Depot and jumps into action in his basement workshop. Businesses cover the cost of materials and the rest Kimball does gratis.

Ranch Kimball ’20 in his basement workshop

dividers for 25 businesses in Brookline and other communities. While Kimball may not be an avid woodworker, from an early age he has always loved building things and that has translated into a love of science and engineering. He began volunteering at the Museum of Science in eighth grade. Eventually that led to a summer internship and a year-round part-time job as a program assistant. In this role, Kimball has worked on prototypes for new exhibits.

He starts with large plexiglass sheets and cuts them down to size. Then he designs a wood frame and screws in the plexiglass. “Each divider is unique to the business,” Kimball explains. “Some dividers are simple and they sit on the countertop. Others are standing dividers that are between the tables.” The job doesn’t end with the construction of the dividers—Kimball then delivers the units in parts and assembles them on site. He estimates he has built 100

for the collective good.” Kimball also won the John “Doc” Walters Science Prize awarded to a senior for “sustained enthusiasm and effort in physical science.” Over the spring, Kimball’s process became more efficient as he learned on the job. Jobs that might have taken much of the day, he could do in an hour. “Cutting the plexiglass is definitely the biggest challenge because it’s very soft and brittle so it’s easy to chip or melt,” he says. He figured out what tools work best—mainly a saw similar to a jigsaw that he received for his birthday. Kimball has gone on to submit a provisional patent application on his designs. When Kimball isn’t in his workshop or visiting stores, he can be found slicing through the water. He has been a member of the Charles River Aquatics swim team for eight years. He is attending Washington University in St. Louis and is hoping that his freshman year will be in-person. The reaction to Kimball’s efforts has been effusive. “He has received so much nice feedback, especially from the food banks and small businesses he has been supporting,” says Alexa. He has also been featured on a Museum of Science podcast and on news outlets. For Kimball, the reward is much bigger than notoriety and accolades. It’s been getting to know the people who manage to keep the businesses running, despite all the uncertainty the pandemic has wrought. “With the bigger designs I’ve really gotten to know some of the owners and workers,” he explains. “I’ve been able to see firsthand how concerned they are for their businesses and their health. People are anxious about what comes next and it’s good to see that I’m able to contribute.” 43



Natalie Barouch ’29

It is our pleasure to present the 2019-2020 Report of Giving. Once again, the remarkable generosity of our alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends enabled BB&N to deliver a year full of memorable experiences. We hope that you will read with pride the innumerable ways your generous support contributed directly to making an impact on the people and programs at BB&N. It was a year that began with our focus on seeking support for The BB&N Fund, the glue that keeps BB&N whole and strong. The winter months were spent working with consultants to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of undertaking a major fundraising initiative for facilities, endowment, programs, and The BB&N Fund. The study report was delivered to the Board of Trustees in February with 93% of interviewees reporting that the time was right for BB&N to proceed with a major fundraising campaign. Then, March arrived and our attention turned to caring for our community. During the spring, BB&N incurred unplanned expenses in order to respond to COVID-19. These included costs related to shifting to a distance learning platform, additional need for

financial aid, professional development for our faculty on remote teaching, and addressing the social and emotional health needs of faculty and staff. To respond to these needs, BB&N created the uKnighted Community Fund and the response of our community was heartwarming. Through the generosity of many donors, we were able to respond to both unplanned expenses as well as immediate needs within our community such as providing assistance with food insecurity and ensuring that every student had the technology they required to learn remotely. This effort exemplified one of the core tenets of BB&N’s mission: Kindness. We are grateful for the generosity and the kindness that our community displayed during this unprecedented year—a year like no other. In the end, this report celebrates the people who made it possible to raise more than $5.28 million in support for our community. We could not be prouder.

Julie Gray Chief Advancement Officer

Leslie Riedel P’15, ’18, ’26, ’28 Chair, Trustee Advancement Committee




BB&N’s response to the challenges facing all schools last spring reflects the best of our community. In true “uKnighted” fashion, nearly 400 parents, alumni/ae, grandparents, faculty, and staff contributed more than $545,000 for the uKnighted Community Fund between March and June 2020. Demonstrating the spirit of kindness that is at the heart of BB&N’s motto and mission, the uKnighted Community Fund was established to address the immediate needs facing members of our community as the school transitioned to home-based teaching and learning, and to provide additional financial assistance requested by families, faculty, and staff.

To increase support and visibility for the uKnighted Community Fund, BB&N’s annual Day of Giving was reimagined this year on April 24, 2020 as a virtual uKnighted Community Day— a day-long celebration of kindness and unity. Throughout the day, students, families, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff showed their BB&N spirit by participating in and sharing acts of kindness within and beyond the BB&N community, connecting with others via social media, and supporting the uKnighted Community Fund.


The generosity of donors to the uKnighted Community Fund has enabled BB&N to:  rovide additional financial aid for families P whose circumstances have changed due to situations related to the pandemic;



Nearly 400 members of the BB&N community contributed $545,236 to the uKnighted Community Fund in 2019-2020.

F und the participation of faculty members in online professional development programs this spring and summer, providing them with tools and training to adapt their curriculum to a virtual teaching environment;  urchase Chromebooks and provide P technology assistance to students to enable them to access learning from home; S upport faculty and staff with a variety of positivity, wellness, counseling, and other programs to enhance their social and emotional well-being during this time of physical distancing;

above: Cole Blackburn ’26 left: Audrey Aronson ’31 and Eleanor Aronson ’33

 urchase gift cards for faculty, staff, and P families facing food insecurity.



200 More than 200 faculty across all campuses and disciplines took advantage of professional development opportunities to reimagine their courses for online teaching.

Grade 1 Teacher Rachel Stevens (top) and Upper School Arts Faculty Lanie Wurzel in their home-based classrooms


Since BB&N transitioned to remote teaching and learning in March, faculty quickly pivoted to retool their curricula in order to bring the same creative and challenging academic experiences and opportunities into their students’ homes. Thanks to funding provided by The BB&N Fund and the uKnighted Community Fund, faculty across all campuses and disciplines were able to participate in online courses and training opportunities provided by Global Online Academy (GOA) in March and through their Bootcamp in June, organized by Director of Global Education Karina Baum. A few reflections about their experiences are shared below.

“The GOA course in March was incredibly helpful, and gave one a real sense of the challenges we were going to face and the tools to meet the challenges. The follow-up session in June not only reinforced my work, but introduced a plethora of options for any future online experiences. I can safely say that the courses are invaluable in developing my skills as an educator. It’s completely changed the way I will work in future, from how I will provide source material and coursework to the students in my classes, to the way I will provide additional materials and possibly even notes for all future productions!”

“I’m most grateful for the support for me and for my many colleagues who will be navigating our new landscape in the fall. The whole Zoom and online classroom world is so very different, so things take longer than you might expect and I am still processing. It is a huge learning undertaking but I do feel more prepared—and what a wealth of new possibilities!”

— Ross MacDonald, Upper School Theater

“I especially appreciate GOA’s clearly defined learning outcomes, which I am using to guide my plans for the fall. I learned strategies to engage students in learning topics and building relationships with each other, and also enjoyed working with colleagues on all three campuses.” —A  gnes Voligny, Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science

— Heather Lee, Lower School Librarian




“I took the GOA ‘Design for Online Learning’ course during March vacation. It was great! I had little experience with formal online teaching and learning, and it was very helpful. It created an interactive community of teachers learning from the course and from each other off-line in the Q&A chats after class. “I especially appreciated exchanging ideas and tips with language teachers from other parts of the U.S. The course itself included all the components they taught us to implement in our own online courses, and it worked!” — Cecile Roucher-Greenberg, Upper School French

“The initial experience in March of GOA’s system proved an invaluable tool for taking my courses online quickly. It was also a real pleasure to revisit the thoughtfully considered systems of GOA Bootcamp. The second experience provided a deepening understanding which was even more engaging because this time there was a coach and opportunities for interacting with my fellow BB&N colleagues across discussion platforms. “This experience made me feel so much more prepared for the probability of teaching online in some yet-to-be-determined capacity this fall, and it also provided new insights into what it means to teach successfully in any format. I am so appreciative of this opportunity!” — Nicole Stone, Upper School Art

“In mid-March, when our world was rapidly shutting down and we were all sent into our homes, I was asked to continue teaching ceramics to my Middle School students at BB&N online...but with no clay. My entire curriculum needed to be recreated. Support came from several directions but key to my success was the Global Online Academy (GOA) class offered to us from BB&N to learn about how to teach online. I took a one-week class in March which was critical to shifting my curriculum to this new virtual platform. “After teaching this year, we were offered another opportunity to learn from GOA in their Bootcamp. I took advantage of this opportunity as well and learned more about creating an online presence and especially about guiding students through their online experience, something termed ‘wayfinding.’ This week of intense learning and coaching improved and honed my skills to support my online curriculum planning for the coming year. I was able to create a prototype of how to guide my students online in a way that matches with my teaching style. “Thank you to BB&N for giving us this incredible resource. As I speak with other art colleagues from regional schools, I see how lucky we are to have this critical, high-quality element of support. Thank you again!!!” — Sasha Bergmann, Middle School Art

“I deeply appreciated this Bootcamp and Coaching Program! It made me feel much more confident about offering DEIG learning experiences online. It gave me a framework for thinking about successful and engaging learning opportunities that empower the learner and create community. This will have a very positive impact on the DEIG family learning program, as just one example, in the coming year! I am grateful to have had this opportunity to sharpen my online learning competencies, and develop new tools for creating engaging learning experiences.” — E mma Price, Lower School Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education Practitioner

“It was a challenging, productive week. I worked on thinking about goals and different ways of achieving them, giving students more choice in how they learn, embedding more links to resources to help students as they work on the assessment, and strategies for teaching students how to give productive feedback. This work will support not only any remote teaching I do but also in-person teaching. The skill sets are complementary.” — Sharon Krauss, Upper School English

“I really enjoyed the Bootcamp. GOA did a great job of mixing theory and practice. I came away with not only a handful of useful lessons that I can use as models going forward but also a much better sense of how to teach well in the online format.”

“The Bootcamp got me thinking about ways to support students in being able to navigate an online learning platform with more independence. I also liked the way that the Bootcamp encouraged colleagues to support one another. It was a good reminder to connect with other Lower School folks to brainstorm and design learning experiences, especially while we are all working from remote settings.” — Jenny Kramer, Grade 2 Teacher

“The Bootcamp provided me with a variety of pedagogical and technical tools to engage my students more effectively with the content and each other, but also provided me with a clearer understanding of the navigational framework necessary to lead them toward optimal participation in learning and performing.” — Henri Andre, Director of Physical Education and Health

“I don’t have the words to express how much the BB&N community has meant to us, especially right now. I have been blown away by the commitment of the faculty and administrators at the Lower School to staying connected, and giving Alexander a truly impressive, creative, and supportive online learning experience. From my vantage point, BB&N could not be more exceptional.” —Jennifer Chunias P’29

— Sam Crihfield, Upper School English 6





More than $8.6 million in financial aid was awarded in 2019-2020 to 24% of BB&N students, supported in part by the generosity of donors to The BB&N Fund and income from endowed financial aid funds.

above: Marina Kluzak ’27 right: Liza Oh ’33



When B&N alumnus Jim Donovan ’61 was considering a way to honor his lifelong friend and Buckingham School contemporary Margaret Sandoz Hardy ’61, and to also support his longtime commitment to BB&N’s financial aid program, he found the perfect opportunity. Earlier this year, Donovan established the Margaret S. Hardy ’61 Financial Aid Fund through an outright gift and by designating the Hardy Fund as the beneficiary of a portion of his estate. The Margaret S. Hardy ’61 Financial Aid Fund honors Hardy’s legacy as a BB&N Middle School faculty member from 1979 until her retirement in 2017. The inaugural holder of the Jeanette Markham Master Teacher Chair, Hardy taught Latin, Spanish, and French and was the longest serving department head in Middle School history. The Fund is also established in memory of two veteran and beloved B&N and BB&N faculty members, both of whom had a profound influence on Donovan’s life and career: John J. Brisbois, Upper School history teacher and librarian from 1952 to 1985; and Harold P. Melcher, Jr., English teacher, coach, and administrator from 1950 to 1970.

“I wouldn’t be where or who I am today, without these teachers. John (Brisbois) didn’t focus as much on who, where, and when. He beckoned us to scramble toward ‘why?’” — Jim Donovan ’61






The BB&N Fund and

Capital and

uKnighted Community Fund

Endowment Giving

Current Parents








Parents of Alumni/ae & Former Students








Current Faculty and Staff








Students, Friends and Other Donors Total Support:

Other Programs 4.6%

Total Support


BB&N Fund Gifts 5.8% Investment Income 0.3%

Tuition and Fees 82.7%

General Operations 23.2%

Salaries and Benefits 61.0%

Endowment Support 6.6%

$33,133 $5,283,109

Financial Aid 15.8% *unaudited


$100,000 and above



Members of the BB&N community contributed more than $5.28 million in support of The BB&N Fund, capital and endowment initiatives in 2019-2020.


Total Gifts



$50,000 - $99,999



$25,000 - $49,999



$15,000 - $24,999



$10,000 - $14,999




$5,000 - $9,999




$2,500 - $4,999



$1,000 - $2,499



$500 - $999



$250 - $499




$100 - $249




$1 - $99



BB&N FUND BY YEAR 2011-2020


uKnighted Community Fund

$2,500,000 $2,000,000

BB&N Fund


BB&N Fund and uKnighted Community Fund Total


$0 FY11













THE 1974 LEADERSHIP SOCIETY The 1974 Leadership Society recognizes BB&N alumni/ae, parents, parents of alumni/ae, grandparents, and friends who have provided the school with an especially strong financial foundation. The name of the Society recognizes the year in which two Cambridge academic institutions, Browne & Nichols and Buckingham, merged and brought together their traditions of excellence to form what we now know as Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. The 1974 Leadership Society donors listed below made gifts, pledges, or pledge payments totaling $2,500 or more for operating, capital, or endowment purposes between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. NOTE: In recognition of BB&N’s continuing commitment to equity and inclusion throughout the school and in all programs, we have eliminated the levels of giving within this year’s 1974 Leadership Society donor list, and are pleased to acknowledge the generosity of all the leadership donors listed below. Anonymous (6) Brooke W. Ablon ’85 John and Lauren Addonizio Rory Altman and Rebecca Mayne Jake Anderson-Bialis ’98 and Deborah Anderson-Bialis Chris and Jonna Angelone Rayce G. Anselmo and Rosa Martha Anselmo


(dec.) - deceased

Philip and Yuriko Anton Eliza Appleton ’09 Jennifer Winn Aronson ’92 and Eric Aronson David and Andrea Attisani Dennis Baden and Nicole Morales Jesse and Pam Baker Stèphane and Brenda Bancel Alexander Band and Abby Fung Mark and Irina Barrocas David and Virginia Barrow Moungi Bawendi Matthew Beagle and Lisa Scopa Thomas and Rebecca Behenna Adam and Nicole Benjamin David Berger and Micki Rowaan Seth and Mandy Berman Andrew Bernstein and Jacqueline Shoback Kevin and Marijoy Bertolini James T. Berylson ’00 Corey and Nikki Bialow Chris Bierly and Margaret Boasberg Jon Biotti and Leslie Jeng Ann Bitetti and Doug Lober Thomas Blackburn and Maria Durant Jennifer Berylson Block ’97 and Jonathan Block Taylor and Willa Bodman Michael and Judy Bongiorno Cynthia Chace ’70 Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst ’83 and Walter Bornhorst Ethan and Sandra Bornstein Susan Herzlinger Botein ’91 and Matthew Botein Michael and Deedie Bouscaren Terence and Joanna Bradshaw Robert and Jaclyn Bralower Gil and Hilla Breiman Joshua Bresler and Katherine Ferguson Annie Brewster ’86 and Rick Weyerhaeuser Chuck and Kate Brizius Jason Brown and Claudia Epelbaum Brown Keith and Susan Brown Christian Brunet and Whitney Dayton Brunet Michael J. Bucuvalas ’66 and Martha Bucuvalas Ben Butcher Eleanor S. Campbell-Swank ’76 Mino Capossela ’85 and Maura Capossela Ryan and Bronwen Carroll John and Jennifer Cassedy Sandro Catanzaro and Gisella Landi Brett and Sarah Catlin Larry and Lynn Cetrulo and Kate Ellena Cetrulo Bjornlund ’05 Ajay and Layla Chadha David Chen and Joanne Wu Mike and Debra Chen Dennis W. Choi ’70 Kendrick Chow and Ellie Choi

Joe and Lucy Chung Jennifer Chunias Michael Cima and Tina Cortessi Michael and Angela Cirami Randolph Cohen and Audra Dainora Steven Cohen and Mary Akerson Tim and Christina Cohen Steven and Alexi Conine Michael J. Connolly ’75 Aaron and Emily Cooper Jerry and Stephanie Coughlan Joseph and Emily Coughlin John Crocker III ’73 Jared Curhan ’89 and Katie Curhan Arup Datta and Madhuleena Saha David Deming and Janine Santimauro Barbara Greenberg Denton ’77 Amit and Gitika Desai Jeff and Neely Dodge Doran and Karen Donovan James Donovan ’61 Nathan and Patricia Dowden Craig and Joan Driscoll Erik Dubovik and Shirley Chung John Durfee and Preeti Patel Scott and Kristi Eckert Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 and Chris Egan Dave and Mariana Egan Ryan and Dena Enos Sam and Alexandra Epee-Bounya Aron Epstein ’97 and Jacqueline Bell David R. Epstein ’68 and Betsy Banks Epstein Oliver and Negin Ewald Gian and Karen Fabbri David Fialkow ’77 Mark and April Fitzgerald William and Virginia Foote Roger and Gwen Forman John Friedbauer and JianJian Wang Scott Friend and Leslie Riedel Nancy Hoadley Fryberger ’54 and Richard Fryberger Howard and Sheila Galligan Devesh Gandhi and Rinaa Punglia Harry and Fei Gao Keith and Debbie Gelb Iraklis Gerogiannis and Sheila Borboli-Gerogiannis Charles and Betsey Gifford Steve and Dorothy Gilman Scott and Amy Goebel Carlos Gonzalez and Zeynep Ton Jonathan J. Goodman Chris and Mary Beth Gordon Rosalind Gorin ’62 and Matthew Budd Nathaniel M. Gorton ’56 and Jodi Gorton John Gould (dec.) and Janice Gould R. Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

Timothy and Kathleen Gregor David and Christine Gross-Loh Bud Gruenberg ’60 and Jennifer Gruenberg Alex and Karen Gruzen Jason P. Hafler ’00 and Abigail Bristol Hafler Tom and Jeanne Hagerty Rachel Kroner Hanselman ’89 and John Hanselman Jack Hardy ’61 and Margaret Sandoz Hardy ’61 Charles and Pamela Harris Lionel and Irene Harris Tim Hartshorn and Melissa Reilly Robert and Kathryn Hassell Bartlett M. Hauthaway ’42 (dec.) Jeff and Christa Hawkins Matt and Elena Hawryluk James Hayes and Molly Wanner Marcia Head Lee Ginsburg Herbst ’53 and Arthur L. Herbst Bob and Kristine Higgins Andrew and Allison Hirsch Eric M. Hoagland ’88 and Cyndee Hoagland William and Mari-Ann Hogan Richmond Holden III ’01 and Kathryn Kargman Holden ’01 Michael Hong and Alison Meyer Hong Zhenghua Hong and Jianqin Lu Jonathan How and Carolyn Ruppel Abigail P. Johnson ’80 and Christopher McKown Xin Liu Johnson and Owen Johnson Kari Jorgenson ’93 and Kenneth Beausang Valdas Jurkauskas and Melody Mak-Jurkauskas David and Kay Kane Fiyaz and Azra Kanji Bill and Lynn Kargman Arthur and Pamela Kelleher Bill Keravuori and Jennifer Epstein Induprakas and Veena Keri Jeff and Lisa Kerrigan Sheila Malone King ’50 (dec.) and William B. King Gordon and Tania Kluzak Stephen Knight and Elizabeth Q. Knight Dean and Paula Kolbas Walter and Karameh Kuemmerle Sol and Elizabeth Kumin Paul Kwon and Hyejin Park David Laibson and Nina Zipser Butler and Lois Lampson Ken and Vicky Lang Young J. Lee and Young Ju Rhee Eric and Michelle Lev Alan Leventhal ’70 and Sherry Marcus Leventhal Stuart Levinson and Jennifer Keddy Peter K. Levitt ’84 and Adriana A. Levitt David and Persis Levy

Joshua Levy and Rachel Rock Richard and Pat Light Hui Liu and Lily Shen Jie Liu and Weitong Ji Tony Lo ’04 Carl and Bridget Long Chuck and Susie Longfield Debra Longstreet and Peter Lipson Jackson Loomis and Bihua Chen Philip and Elizabeth Loughlin Lin Ma and Angela Zhu Peter E. Madden ’61 Prashanth and Revathy Mahendra-Rajah Hiren Mankodi and Devika Kapoor Marty and Tristin Mannion Nicolas Massard and Emily McComb George and Jacqueline McCabe Arthur and Jennifer McGivern William and Jennifer McKinley Daniel Medwed ’87 and Sharissa Jones Paul Milbury and Heidi Lehner Richard Miner and Corinne Nagy Andrew and Anne Moller Hossein Monzavi and Nasrin Sadeghi Marc and Yueling Moran Estate of Donald Mordecai ’56 and Patricia Mordecai Andrew and Sara Myerson JK Nicholas ’85 and Virginia Shannon Peter M. Nicholas, Jr. ’88 and Christy Nicholas Pete and Ginny Nicholas Robert and Sabrina Nicholson Christian Nolen and Susan Denny Timothy and Corinne Noyes Soren and Caroline Oberg Jason Oppenheim ’98 David Orfao ’77 and Mary Beth Orfao Suzy Palitz Paris and Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Andrew Paradise ’00 Naimish and Radhika Patel Richard and Petra Paulson Tavan L. R. Pechet ’89 Tiron Pechet ’81 Shep Perkins and Lisa Mullan Perkins Gary and Mary Pforzheimer Henry C. Phelps ’68 Massimiliano Pieri and Jeanne Huang Andrew and Suzanne Plump John Polcari and Kara Pitt Kirk and Nancy Pond Mary A. Poor Jennifer Price and Katya Salkever Mark and Stephanie Price George Qiao and Hong Liu Daniel Qiu and Victoria Xiang Gerard and Diane Quintanar

Vikrant Raina and Pratima Abichandani Mohak Rao and Ami Pourana Ravi Reddy and Veena Molagavalli Amy Fiend Reeves and Douglas Reeves David and Amanda Reinfeld Ian and Marlene Reynolds Shadman and Faiza Riaz Justin Roberts and Dana Popkave Joshua and Sara Ross Selina Wood Rossiter ’89 Matthew Rubins and Meredith Rosenberg Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg Israel Ruiz and Maria Minguell Edward Saad and Jane Shih Gadi and Jaka Saarony Hashim Sarkis and Diala Ezzeddine John Scanlan and Agnes Bundy Scanlan James Scanlon, Jr. and Kathleen Scanlon Robert Scherfke and Juhi Dhawan Avi and Fleur Segal Estate of Allan Seigal ’51 Nada Shadid Rajeev and Ila Shah Hope Sidman ’88 Elizabeth F. Silverman Dorothy Simboli Shelley McEachern Simmons ’89 John Simon ’80 and Susan Simon Bill and Theda Skocpol Soyoun and Megan Song Manmeet and Paramjeet Soni John Sorgini and Shari Wolkon Paddy Spence ’85 Erik and Annette Stafford David and Meg Staknis Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 and Pel Stockwell Hunt and Kristina Stookey Janet Storella ’74 and Andrew Karron Guhan Subramanian and Helen Clement Lei Sun and Hong Chen Evren Sungur and Jasmine Chang David Sze ’84 Stanley and Nathalie Tabor Kingsley Taft and Gillien Todd Laura Hodges Taylor ’74 and Scott Taylor Gary and Melissa Tearney Qing Tian and Hongyi Ma Vince and Leif-Ann Tuohey Frederica C. Turner ’91 and Alejandro P. Heyworth Eva Douzinas Veson John Veson Jim and Margaret Wade Sam Wang and Linda Lin Randolph and Jing Watnick Ogden White III and Elizabeth White Beth Whitlock ’85 Robert F. Whitman ’43 and Marina Whitman



Courtney Stokes Willett ’95 Clarence G. Williams, Jr. ’85 and Joanne Taylor David Williams ’78 and Judy Williams Sam Wolff ’88 and Meredith Wolff Estate of Benjamin T. Wright ’41 Fan Wu ’98 Jim and Ann Wu Agnes Yapp Bracebridge Hemyng Young, Jr. and Landis Becker Young Allen Zhang and Tracy Ma Feng Zhang and Yufen Shi Jeff Zhang and Ranxi Ma John Zhao

YO U N G A LU M N I / A E LEADERSHIP SOCIETY The Young Alumni/ae Leadership

Anonymous (2) Michael I.M. Abrams ’05 Tanzila Ahad ’10 Leslie Ahlstrand ’08 Anna Ancona ’10 Eliza Appleton ’09 Magnus Aske ’19 Andrew Benson ’03 Elizabeth Berk ’10 Katherine Emily Berk ’12 James T. Berylson ’00 Kate Cetrulo Bjornlund ’05 Graeme Blackman ’10 Mary Brelis-Farrell ’10 Victoria Bresnahan ’06 Lydia Carthy ’10 Lesley M. Chin ’00 Victoria Clark ’15 Meredith L. Coburn ’03 Laura Cohen ’01 James P. Collins IV ’05 Elaine Yilin Dai ’13 Eric Danilchuk ’10 James Gerard DiBlasi ’11 Morgan Dove ’10 Samuel Duboff ’06 Bayard Alexander Eton ’17 Leyla Veronica Ewald ’19 Alexander Farkes ’10 Anthony Joseph Fiandaca ’12 Cameron Eileen Fitzgerald ’15 Jason P. Hafler ’00 Kathryn Kargman Holden ’01 Richmond Holden III ’01

Alexa Bryn Horwitz ’12 Haley Rose Kaloostian ’12 Kaeghan Kelly ’10 Justin Kirchner ’10 Kara Lehman ’10 Sarah Montgomery Lewis ’01 Sandy Li ’14 Jackson Loeb Lifford ’17 August Lin ’14 Tony Lo ’04 Katherine Elizabeth Loughlin ’14 Alexandra Lovett-Woodsum ’06 Kleida Martiro ’10 Richard J. Massey ’00 James McCaffrey ’10 Jay Myers ’03 Alexandra Patricia Orfao ’11 Daniel Haruki Oshima ’06 Kathleen Oshima ’10 Andrew Paradise ’00 Emily G. Ross ’02 Emma Sagan ’10 Bethany Crombie Sanders ’10 Zach Sanders ’10 Peter Anthony Savarese ’11 Scott Schlager ’08 Paul McAuliffe Selker ’04 Brianna Smith ’10 Juliet Paige Solit ’16 Emily Wang ’07 Eric D. Wolkoff ’01 Alexandra Wozniak ’10 Adam Zalisk ’03

THE ALMY SOCIETY Each year, thoughtful individuals and families invest in the school’s future through their estate plans. There is a unique story behind every one of these legacies but they all have the same ultimate goal: to maintain the strength, integrity, and value of the BB&N experience for future generations of students. If you have arranged to support BB&N through your charitable estate plans like the generous alumni/ae, parents, and friends recognized here, please contact Roger Fussa at 617-800-2722 or so that we can welcome you as a member of The Almy Society.

Society recognizes alumni/ae of the last

To read more about BB&N’s Planned

two decades (Classes of 2000-2019) for

and Deferred Giving program, visit

their generous contributions of $1,000

or more in 2019-2020, and alumni/ae of the last decade (Classes of 20102019) for their generous gifts of $100 to $999.

“As an alumna, I am so grateful for the amazing experience I had at BB&N, including strong academics, incredible teachers, and competitive athletics. As a current parent, I believe the school is even better. Alongside a continued commitment to academic excellence and extracurricular opportunities, Dr. Price has infused a remarkable sense of community and moral citizenship. I cannot imagine a better school for my son.” —Annie Brewster ’86, P’23

The Almy Society gratefully recognizes the following alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends who have included BB&N in their long-term

Anonymous (5) Meghan Barry ’93 and Peter Hoffmeister Michael J. Bucuvalas ’66 and Martha Bucuvalas Edward C. Bursk, Jr. ’54 Arthur M. Bylin ’54 Elizabeth S. Cahn ’85 Cynthia Chace ’70 Richard M. Chalfen ’60 Christopher R. Decker ’82 Robert Dole ’52 and Marguerite Dole James M. Donovan ’61 Laurence Etter (dec.) and Elizabeth Etter Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Jr. ’53 Nancy Hoadley Fryberger ’54 and Dick Fryberger Lincoln B. Gamble ’76 Seth Gibson ’53 John P. Grinold ’53 (dec.) and Catherine Grinold Jonathan Hodgson ’91 and AJ Hodgson Pamela Hardee Jackson ’62 and F. Gardner Jackson, Jr. Karen J. Kalina ’81 Mark P. Leeds ’83 Margaret R. Loss ’64 Brenda Luquer ’62 Deirdre Nansen McCloskey ’60 Scott G. McMullin ’63 John B. Read, Jr. ’53 Jeffrey Rudman ’66 George and Nancy Rupp Linda Samay (dec.) and Robert Rosenthal Linda Samuels Mark E. Satterfield ’73 and Marian Satterfield William D. Saunders ’59 Ann Imlah Schneider ’51 Mallory H. Slate ’56 Duncan Smith ’48 (dec.) and Joan Smith Janet M. Storella ’74 Jane Hewitt Tierney ’40 Nancy Morse Torti ’60 Klaus E. von Stutterheim ’62 Richard C. Walton ’72 Henry N. Winslow ’56 Charles F. Woodard, Jr. ’58

philanthropic plans.

“I give to BB&N because of the meaningful role the school has played in my life—and to ensure that it continues to do the same for many others, both today and into the future.” —Adam Zalisk ’03 Trustee and Chair, Alumni/ae Council


(dec.) - deceased

For their lasting legacies to the School, we recognize in perpetuity the following individuals whose estate gifts have been or are in the process of being realized. Their thoughtful generosity fortifies the foundations of learning and excellence at BB&N. Anonymous (1) James B. Ames George W. Barnes ’25 Margaret Follin Bird ’25 Morrison P. Blake ’19 Horace O. Bright ’13 Edward C. Browne ’37 Harriet Ropes Cabot ’25 John Moors Cabot ’19 Anna M. Cairnie Erica Barth Cawley Frank S. Cawley Edward P. Chase ’27 Adelaide Comegys ’48 James and Mary Couzens Nicholas and Antigoni Damalas Clarence G. Davenport ’26 Suzanne A. Fleischner ’48 Theodore B. Gazarian ’49 Malcolm S. Hayden ’45 Peter M. Hewitt ’44 William S. Howe ’47 Natalie Hoyt Nancy Griffin Jackson ’60 Herbert B. Jacobs ’43 George W. Jones ’47 Harrison E. Kennard ’20 Harvey and Farla Krentzman Andrea L. Kusko ’66 Arthur J. Lawson ’26 Christopher T. Mahan, Jr. ’45 Ruth Rosenberg Medalia ’42 Mary Potter Meeker ’53 Mary K. Merrill Constance R. Milton ’28 Donald Mordecai ’56 and Patricia C. Mordecai Nancy Morse Margaret E. Oakley Ellen C. Oppler ’46 Sarah Osborn Louise A. Pfeiffer ’36 David and Muriel Pokross Mabel C. Richardson ’38 Alice Woodman Rossiter ’33 William C. Sawyer ’47 Allan H. Seigal ’51 Anna Minot Warren ’35 Benjamin T. Wright ’40

Y O U N G A L U M N I / A E L E A D E R H I P S O C I E T Y, A L M Y S O C I E T Y


C U R R E N T PA R E N T S BB&N is extraordinarily grateful for the


generous financial support provided by current families who made gifts totaling $2,745,525 to the 2019-2020 BB&N Fund as well as additional support for the school’s capital priorities. Listed below by grade are all parents who made gifts or pledges to either The BB&N Fund or to a capital/endowment initiative between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Those parents with a


their name are members of BB&N’s Knights’ Circle which recognizes those who have made gifts to BB&N for five or more consecutive years. We are truly

1,663 parents, alumni/ae, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends supported The BB&N Fund and other fundraising initiatives in 2019-2020.

above: Front row—Peter Lichtenberger ’23, Alex Lichtenberger ’17, Jack Lichtenberger ’21, and Max Lichtenberger ’19. Back row— Marjore and Francis Lichtenberger. right: Note by Sophie Reynolds ’28

grateful for their consistent and loyal support which helps BB&N sustain the academic excellence for which the school is known. BEGINNERS Jennifer Winn Aronson ’92 and Eric Aronson Beth Myers Azano ’95 and Chip Azano Alexander Band and Abby Fung Nicholas and Dana Bentley Ed Bourget ’96 and Tracy Bourget Michael DeMichele and Elizabeth Shelburne Jason and Myriam Efstathiou Philip and Erika Giampietro Matt and Elena Hawryluk Joshua and Shelly Heacock Kari Jorgenson ’93 and Kenneth Beausang Valdas Jurkauskas and Melody Mak-Jurkauskas Carine Luxama Andrew and Sara Myerson John Oh and Tara Fisher Oh Sarah Schwartz ’00 and Kasey Russell Robert K. Shavell ’92 and Abbey Shavell John Sorgini and Shari Wolkon David Sosnovik and Debbie Goldstein Vince and Leif-Ann Tuohey KINDERGARTEN Rayce G. Anselmo and Rosa Martha Anselmo Dennis Baden and Nicole Morales Philip Berk and Jamie Wacks Robert and Jaclyn Bralower Joshua Bresler and Katherine Ferguson Christian Brunet and Whitney Dayton Brunet Michael and Angela Cirami


Jared Curhan ’89 and Katie Curhan Frédéric and Deirdre DeBruyn Rubio Neil Priyakant Desai and Priya Giri Desai Dennis Devlin and Judith Centola Aron Epstein ’97 and Jacqueline Bell Peter and Colleen Fiumara Darren Goldman and Susanne Richman Lionel and Irene Harris James Hayes and Molly Wanner Ted and Sadie Higgins Jared and Dara Kesselheim Pritesh Mehta and Amy Sarma George Qiao and Hong Liu Leah Ramella ’95 and Carlos Agudelo Mohak Rao and Ami Pourana Justin Roberts and Dana Popkave Angus Scott and Ana Yankova Hope Sidman ’88 Ali Sultan and Linda Zarifi Jeremy and Orit Tobin Carole and George Varghese Steven and Christina West John and Towne Williams Hoony Youn and Hyunsu Ko Feng Zhang and Yufen Shi Jeff Zhang and Ranxi Ma Doug and Laura Ziewacz GRADE 1 Richard and Mia Able Jennifer Winn Aronson ’92 and Eric Aronson Ryan and Bronwen Carroll Brett and Sarah Catlin Mike and Debra Chen Kendrick Chow and Ellie Choi Mark Cornwall and Susan Farbstein Michael DeMichele and Elizabeth Shelburne Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 and Chris Egan Ryan and Dena Enos Carlos Gonzalez and Zeynep Ton Chris and Mary Beth Gordon Timothy and Kathleen Gregor Daniel and Ria Hart Matt and Elena Hawryluk David Keith and Caroline Adler George and Jacqueline McCabe Daniel Medwed ’87 and Sharissa Jones Hyunil and Stephanie Moon Cameron and Amy Pratt Anthony and Yuka Reppucci Edward Saad and Jane Shih Nitesh Singh and Gitika Srivastava Evren Sungur and Jasmine Chang Rahul and Jo Swani Prem Swaroop and Prashanthi Krishna Morris and Joanna Tansky Vanessa Taylor Nicole V. Tennermann Kaiyuan Wang and Liannan Jin

GRADE 2 Christopher Andreoli and Denise Gee Alexander Band and Abby Fung Jeffrey Barber and Kimberly Hsu-Barber Nicholas and Dana Bentley Christian Brunet and Whitney Dayton Brunet John and Jennifer Cassedy Michael and Angela Cirami David Deming and Janine Santimauro Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 and Chris Egan Bradford and Sylvia Elmer Scott and Melissa Friedman Harry and Fei Gao Carlos Gonzalez and Zeynep Ton Robert and Kathryn Hassell James Hayes and Molly Wanner Valdas Jurkauskas and Melody Mak-Jurkauskas Fiyaz and Azra Kanji Induprakas and Veena Keri Debra Longstreet and Peter Lipson Kathryn Young McCullough ’97 and Gregory McCullough Niels and Meredith Peetz-Larsen Massimiliano Pieri and Jeanne Huang Avi and Fleur Segal Sepehr Sekhavat and Gena Heidary Rajeev and Ila Shah Soyoun and Megan Song David Sosnovik and Debbie Goldstein George and Carole Varghese Shiyou Wang and Michelle Zhang David Williams ’78 and Judy Williams John and Towne Williams GRADE 3 Anonymous (1) Chris and Jonna Angelone Beth Myers Azano ’95 and Chip Azano Karina Baum and Itai Vardi Philip Berk and Jamie Wacks Joshua Bresler and Katherine Ferguson Keith and Susan Brown Joseph and Kristin Casey Daniel Chung and Joseph Chart Jennifer Chunias Michael DeMichele and Elizabeth Shelburne Aron Epstein ’97 and Jacqueline Bell Sherman Francis and Shanalee Saunders-Francis Keith and Debbie Gelb Robert and Kathryn Hassell Adam Hundesa and Mulu Gedlu Kari Jorgenson ’93 and Kenneth Beausang Jared and Dara Kesselheim Gordon and Tania Kluzak Allison Kornet Prashanth and Revathy Mahendra-Rajah Jeremiah Manion and Staci Fields



Paulash and Simeen Mohsen Shep Perkins and Lisa Mullan Perkins Cameron and Amy Pratt David Sabatini and Valentina Nardi Rajeev Surati and Anubha Sacheti Prem Swaroop and Prashanthi Krishna James and Karla Winter GRADE 4 Alberto Abadie and Judith Lok Christopher Andreoli and Denise Gee Jesse and Pam Baker Tracy Bellavance James and Susie Bonsey James Bowen and Carmen Arce-Bowen Ryan and Bronwen Carroll Brett and Sarah Catlin Kendrick Chow and Ellie Choi Aaron and Emily Cooper Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 and Chris Egan Dave and Mariana Egan Kimathi Foster Scott Friend and Leslie Riedel David and Christine Gross-Loh Walter and Karameh Kuemmerle Carl and Bridget Long Debra Longstreet and Peter Lipson Nicolas Massard and Emily McComb Kathryn Young McCullough ’97 and Gregory McCullough Peter M. Nicholas, Jr. ’88 and Christy Nicholas Leah Ramella ’95 and Carlos Agudelo Steven and Genieve Rankel Ian and Marlene Reynolds Donald Richards Israel Ruiz and Maria Minguell Edward Saad and Jane Shih Nada Shadid Soyoun and Megan Song John Sorgini and Shari Wolkon Ursula B. Stahl Rahul and Jo Swani Bin Zhao and Hui Hu GRADE 5 Terence and Joanna Bradshaw Joshua Bresler and Katherine Ferguson Keith and Susan Brown Steven and Alexi Conine David Deming and Janine Santimauro Devesh Gandhi and Rinaa Punglia Mark Goulthorpe and Ashley Schafer Tom and Jeanne Hagerty Rachel Kroner Hanselman ’89 and John Hanselman Eric M. Hoagland ’88 and Cyndee Hoagland Jared and Dara Kesselheim Gordon and Tania Kluzak


Knights’ Circle Member

Allison Kornet Sol and Elizabeth Kumin Paul Kwon and Hyejin Park Lin Lin and Qi Li Debra Longstreet and Peter Lipson Marc and Yueling Moran Soren and Caroline Oberg Shep Perkins and Lisa Mullan Perkins David and Amanda Reinfeld Khaled El Rouayheb and Manja Klemencic Andrea Serlin Rob and Fiona Soni Jed and Asia Webber John and Towne Williams Hong Xie and Vicky Wang GRADE 6 Alberto Abadie and Judith Lok Christopher Andreoli and Denise Gee Chris and Jonna Angelone Ara Arakelian and Maro Tir Arootunian Jed Bailey and Kate Hardin Laurie Bean Thomas Blackburn and Maria Durant Susan Herzlinger Botein ’91 and Matthew Botein Jason Brown and Claudia Epelbaum Brown Aaron and Emily Cooper Guerson Doricent and Josee Genty Dave and Mariana Egan Patrick Fischoeder and Allison O’Neil Sherman Francis and Shanalee Saunders-Francis Scott Friend and Leslie Riedel Jay and Tara Gohlmann Carlos Gonzalez and Zeynep Ton Charles and Pamela Harris Tim Hartshorn and Melissa Reilly Bob and Kristine Higgins Adam Hundesa and Mulu Gedlu Elena Iboucheva-Resnick Avak and Christine Kahvejian Carl and Bridget Long Nicolas Massard and Emily McComb Lewis and Elizabeth Nassikas Peter M. Nicholas, Jr. ’88 and Christy Nicholas Frank and Kelly Panayotou Richard and Petra Paulson Niels and Meredith Peetz-Larsen Kyle and Erika Pond George Qiao and Hong Liu David Quilter Steven and Genieve Rankel Ravi Reddy and Veena Molagavalli Henning Richter and Sophie Allende-Richter Ethan C. Rossiter ’93 and Kathleen McGah Matthew Rubins and Meredith Rosenberg Sepehr Sekhavat and Gena Heidary

Soyoun and Megan Song Apple Stephen ’88 and Andrew Kirk Rajeev Surati and Anubha Sacheti Lydia E. Vagts ’81 Fredrik and Becky Velander Jason and Judith Walsh Randolph and Jing Watnick James and Karla Winter GRADE 7 Anonymous (1) Ashesh and Radha Badani Jesse and Pam Baker Jeffrey Barber and Kimberly Hsu-Barber Karina Baum and Itai Vardi Adam and Nicole Benjamin Seth and Mandy Berman Gregg and Lauren Brodsky Jimmy and Jessie Chen Theodore Constan and Alison Franklin Thomas Cox and Lynne Lewis Jared Curhan ’89 and Katie Curhan Christopher and Heather Davidson Erik Dubovik and Shirley Chung John Durfee and Preeti Patel Michael and Manisha Eckton Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 and Chris Egan Patrick Fischoeder and Allison O’Neil William and Virginia Foote Roger and Gwen Forman Devesh Gandhi and Rinaa Punglia Adam Gershenson Jason Grapski and Sonya Marquez David and Christine Gross-Loh Hiroshi Ishii and Akiko Sugaya Darla Jelley Nien-Huei Jiang and Xiaoru Wang Jeff and Lisa Kerrigan David Laibson and Nina Zipser Eric and Michelle Lev Peter K. Levitt ’84 and Adriana A. Levitt Jackson Loomis and Bihua Chen Michael and Ashley MacCutcheon Hiren Mankodi and Devika Kapoor Arthur and Jennifer McGivern Michael and Amy McGrath Daniel Medwed ’87 and Sharissa Jones Richard Miner and Corinne Nagy Andrew and Anne Moller Lewis and Elizabeth Nassikas Shemsu Negash and Merema Hassen Paris and Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Richard and Petra Paulson Shirin N. Philipp ’87 and John M. Higgins Kyle and Erika Pond Anthony and Yuka Reppucci Shadman and Faiza Riaz Ingeborg Rocker

Gadi and Jaka Saarony Jesse A. Sarzana ’93 and Autumn Sarzana Rajeev and Ila Shah Erik and Annette Stafford Geoff and MaryCate Theobald Kingsley Taft and Gillien Todd John and Kelly Tsay Frederica C. Turner ’91 and Alejandro P. Heyworth Atul and Manisha Varma Yong Wang and Ying Tian Torsten and Beebe Wiegand John and Towne Williams Folk-Man and Monera Wong GRADE 8 Amani Abu Shakra Desta Adafre Chris and Jonna Angelone Kenneth and Christine Baily Jeffrey Barber and Kimberly Hsu-Barber Mark and Irina Barrocas Ed and Lori Belz Marc Boesch and David Powers Chuck and Kate Brizius Sandro Catanzaro and Gisella Landi David Chen and Joanne Wu Pieter Cohen and Lauren Budding Steven and Alexi Conine Jerry and Stephanie Coughlan Anthony and Sarah Deighton Amit and Gitika Desai Craig and Joan Driscoll Sam and Alexandra Epee-Bounya John Fulginiti ’81 and Diane Fulginiti Iraklis Gerogiannis and Sheila Borboli-Gerogiannis Jacob Gersen and Jeannie Suk Gersen Scott and Amy Goebel Carlos Gonzalez and Zeynep Ton Julia Gwynne Tom and Jeanne Hagerty Stephanie Levinger Harvey Zachary J. Harvey Jeff and Christa Hawkins Michael and Monica Higgins Elena Iboucheva-Resnick Avak and Christine Kahvejian Ranch and Alexa Kimball Gordon and Tania Kluzak Ken and Vicky Lang Baron A. Langston, Sr. ’99 and Nikia Londy Young J. Lee and Young Ju Rhee Mary and Jennifer Lewis-Pierce Robert and Elizabeth Mara Christopher and Danielle Matosic Richard Miner and Corinne Nagy David Murray and Linda Navin-Murray

Frank and Kelly Panayotou Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo John Polcari and Kara Pitt Ranbir and Karun Rai Philippe Rosier and Heather Cheney Joshua and Sara Ross Bernardo and Mary Sabatini Avi and Fleur Segal Dorothy Simboli Soyoun and Megan Song Rob and Fiona Soni Apple Stephen ’88 and Andrew Kirk Hunt and Kristina Stookey Ted and Lynn Trodden Andrew F. Upton ’81 and Alison Mitchell Andrew and Beth Waisburd Yuxin Wang and Anny Zhou Frank and Alice Wang GRADE 9 Anonymous (3) Mathew and Alison Avram Ashesh and Radha Badani Jed Bailey and Kate Hardin Jesse and Pam Baker Peter Baltatzidis Justin and Kristina Barclay Thomas Berentes and Betsy Brainerd Corey and Nikki Bialow Rafal and Jacqueline Boni Daniel and Lisa Brennan Annie Brewster ’86 and Rick Weyerhaeuser Eric and Sofia Bulman Alexander Casale and Antonella Spinace-Casale Jimmy and Jessie Chen Victor Chin and Stella Lee Tim and Christina Cohen Jared Curhan ’89 and Katie Curhan Joseph and Nancy Curtatone Nathan and Patricia Dowden Adrienne Dunne John Durfee and Preeti Patel Gian and Karen Fabbri Michael and Anne Fantozzi Mark and April Fitzgerald Jay and Tara Gohlmann Jonathan J. Goodman Rong Guan and Min Ping Liu Andrew and Allison Hirsch Patrick and Lisa Holland Joern Hopke and Sunghae Park Jonathan How and Carolyn Ruppel Hiroshi Ishii and Akiko Sugaya Ardjan Kadaifciu and Evis Myftiu Avak and Christine Kahvejian Arthur and Pamela Kelleher Rosemary Knox

Dean and Paula Kolbas Eric and Michelle Lev Stuart Levinson and Jennifer Keddy Francis and Marjorie Lichtenberger Hui Liu and Lily Shen Debra Longstreet and Peter Lipson Jackson Loomis and Bihua Chen Lin Ma and Angela Zhu Sean Ma and Qing Yao Charles and Kimberly Mallio Serge Mathieu and Rose Cornet-Mathieu Rodrigo Navarro and Maria Flavia Crespo de Navarro JK Nicholas ’85 and Virginia Shannon Robert and Sabrina Nicholson Timothy and Corinne Noyes Rajesh and Panna Patel Orlando and Anita Patterson John Polcari and Kara Pitt Frantz and Ellen Prenelus Jennifer Price and Katya Salkever Vikrant Raina and Pratima Abichandani Ravi Reddy and Veena Molagavalli Donald and Kimberly Robbins Sean and Lori Roche Matthew Rubins and Meredith Rosenberg Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg Afshin Salehian and Niloufar Fekrazad Mason Sandell and Jacquelyn Fahey Sandell Jesse A. Sarzana ’93 and Autumn Sarzana Robert Scherfke and Juhi Dhawan Javier Segovia and Rosario Sánchez Gómez Elizabeth F. Silverman Gregory Surenian Stacey Surenian Eric Taitano and Colleen Murphy Alan and Anita Teig Eva Douzinas Veson John Veson Allison N. Wade Philip and Allison Walton Mark Wang and Sharon Chiu Randolph and Jing Watnick Ogden White III and Elizabeth White Mark and Nicole Wilson Jim and Ann Wu Konstantinos Zafiriou and Domenica Karavitaki Zilu Zhou and Xiaotong Yu GRADE 10 Anonymous (1) Rory Altman and Rebecca Mayne Masud Azimi and Mahshid Samani Stèphane and Brenda Bancel Mark and Irina Barrocas Matthew Beagle and Lisa Scopa Steve and Liz Beckhardt Adam and Nicole Benjamin



David Berger and Micki Rowaan Timothy Bernstein and Suzanne Schwartz Chris Bierly and Margaret Boasberg Ethan and Sandra Bornstein Gil and Hilla Breiman Stephen and Sara Brown Igor and Eveline Buchatskiy Robert Burkitt and Gretchen McCarey Geoffrey Capraro and Summer Getzen Rachel Smollen Carter ’81 and Richard Carter David Chen and Joanne Wu Jimmy and Jessie Chen Zheng-Yi Chen and Elisabeth Battinelli Joe and Lucy Chung Gregory and Nancy Cohen Steven and Alexi Conine Theodore Constan and Alison Franklin David and Debra Cox Ethan and Jennifer Davis Amit and Gitika Desai Jeff and Neely Dodge Scott and Kristi Eckert Michael and Manisha Eckton Tim and D’Jamila Fitzgerald William and Virginia Foote John Friedbauer and JianJian Wang Ian Gaisford and Louise McCarthy Charles and Betsey Gifford Hank and Janet Goddard Scott and Amy Goebel Michael and Amy Grabowski Julien and Susan Grant William Haining and Hadine Joffe Joseph and Mary Hallice Timothy Hawk and Olivia Lambros Adam and Deirdre Heisler Richard and Antoinette Kennedy Jeff and Lisa Kerrigan Maxwell Krem Ken and Vicky Lang Qi Li and Yiqi Jin Lixin and Yu Liu Mikhail Lukin and Susanne Yelin DuanDuan Ma Marty and Tristin Mannion Etienne Marcoux and Nathalie Boily Mark and Naomi Martin Michael and Amy McGrath PJ McNealy and Rosemary Reilly Kyonggu Min and Minsuk Lee Shemsu Negash and Merema Hassen Patrick and Martha Newport Felix Osagie and Uwa Ogbebor Paris and Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Frank and Kelly Panayotou Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Sanjiv and Sonal Patel


Knights’ Circle Member

Shirin N. Philipp ’87 and John M. Higgins Peter Piccirillo and Stella Pang Thomas and Christine Porell Alison Randall Amy Fiend Reeves and Douglas Reeves Micheal and Margaret Rorick Hashim Sarkis and Diala Ezzeddine Manmeet and Paramjeet Soni David and Meg Staknis Eric and Sarah Stellwagen Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 and Pel Stockwell Kevin and Nausikaa Sullivan Lei Sun and Hong Chen Geoff and MaryCate Theobald Qing Tian and Hongyi Ma Eva Douzinas Veson John Veson Jim and Margaret Wade Andrew and Beth Waisburd Fanseay Wang and Jessica Sun-Wang Mark Wang and Sharon Chiu Sam Wang and Linda Lin Christine Hogan Ward ’86 Ogden White III and Elizabeth White James Wood and Claire Messud Jijin Yang and Yunzhe Li Jun Zhang and Wenfang Liu GRADE 11 David and Andrea Attisani Stèphane and Brenda Bancel Thomas and Rebecca Behenna Huseyin and Carolyn Bektas Seth and Mandy Berman Andrew Bernstein and Jacqueline Shoback Kevin and Marijoy Bertolini Jon Biotti and Leslie Jeng Kerry Black Michael and Judy Bongiorno Milton Britton, Jr. and Lori Smith-Britton Chuck and Kate Brizius Eric and Sofia Bulman John and Jennifer Cassedy Ajay and Layla Chadha Michael Cima and Tina Cortessi Pieter Cohen and Lauren Budding Randolph Cohen and Audra Dainora Joseph and Emily Coughlin Arup Datta and Madhuleena Saha Eric and Veronica Donovan Scott and Suzanne Elliott Sam and Alexandra Epee-Bounya Oliver and Negin Ewald Gian and Karen Fabbri Chris and Jessica Fallon Mark and April Fitzgerald Brian Gill and Jennifer Lerner Edgar Gonzalez and Sheila Canalle-Gonzalez

John Gould (dec.) and Janice Gould David and Christine Gross-Loh Roberto Gutierrez and Magdelena Martinez Alasdair Halliday and Diane Vetrano Jeff and Christa Hawkins Michael Hong and Alison Meyer Hong Cathy Hu Karen Kalina ’81 and Erik Yesson Jill Litner Kaplan ’82 and Benjamin Kaplan Albert and Kate Kim Rosemary Knox Philipp Lang and Natalie Salem Stuart Levinson and Jennifer Keddy Ilias Levis and Katariina Lahti David and Persis Levy Francis and Marjorie Lichtenberger Dong Liu and Xin Wang Carol Looby Prashanth and Revathy Mahendra-Rajah Edward and Marcy McGourty William and Jennifer McKinley Samir and Rania Melki Hossein Monzavi and Nasrin Sadeghi Felix and Edith Okwesa Felix Osagie and Uwa Ogbebor Vasant and Seema Padmanabhan Marjorie S. Palace Naimish and Radhika Patel Egbert and Linda Personnat Marie Personnat Roy and Linda Pollock Mark and Stephanie Price Daniel Qiu and Victoria Xiang David Quilter Gerard and Diane Quintanar Michael and Linda Rabieh Vikrant Raina and Pratima Abichandani Sean and Lori Roche James and Christina Ryan James Scanlon, Jr. and Kathleen Scanlon Scott Schluter and Cally Gwon Gregg Shapiro and Stacey Dogan Guhan Subramanian and Helen Clement Stanley and Nathalie Tabor Ted and Lynn Trodden Lydia E. Vagts ’81 Fredrik and Becky Velander Jim and Margaret Wade Christopher G. Weinert ’90 and Bridget Weinert Nick and Tricia Winton Sam Wolff ’88 and Meredith Wolff Folk-Man and Monera Wong Janet Costello Worthington ’93 and Michael Worthington Jim and Ann Wu Agnes Yapp John Zhao

GRADE 12/SENIOR PA R E N T S ’ G I F T Under the inspiring leadership of Senior Parents’ Gift Co-Chairs Karen Donovan, Ilyse Greenberg, and Charles Rudnick and a committee of 34 dedicated parent volunteers, the Class of 2020 Senior Parents’ Gift raised a meaningful total of $494,914 to support BB&N’s annual giving and capital priorities. The 2020 Senior Parents’ Gift included $206,521 to fund the Upper School Library Renovation Project. In addition, Class of 2020 Parents contributed $287,393 for The BB&N Fund, including critical support for the uKnighted Community Fund. We are particularly appreciative that 74% of Senior Parents participated in this milestone fundraising program. Those parents with a


their name are members of BB&N’s Knights’ Circle which recognizes those who have made gifts to BB&N for five or more consecutive years. We are truly grateful for their consistent and loyal support which helps BB&N

Gregory and Nancy Cohen Pieter Cohen and Lauren Budding Michael Crowley and Weiping Wu Stephen and Katie Dadagian John Davis and Bryan Nadeau Jennifer Donaldson Doran and Karen Donovan Brent Elkins Michael and Anne Fantozzi Laura Klatt Fine ’86 and Andrew Fine Jonathan and Barbara Foot Roger and Gwen Forman Howard and Sheila Galligan Fen-Biao Gao and Kim Huang Hank and Janet Goddard Jonathan J. Goodman Rex Green and Melissa Der Joannes Grevelink and Suzanne Virnelli Alex and Karen Gruzen Joseph and Mary Hallice William and Claire Harden Zhenghua Hong and Jianqin Lu Joseph and Laura Impemba Thomas W. Janes Xin Liu Johnson and Owen Johnson James and Ellen Kelley Richard and Antoinette Kennedy Bill Keravuori and Jennifer Epstein Albert and Kate Kim Wilbur Kim and Margaret Potter Ranch and Alexa Kimball Stephen Knight and Elizabeth Q. Knight Dean and Paula Kolbas Patrick Lacchia and Nicole Ferry-Lacchia Michael and Jacqueline Lamphier Ken and Vicky Lang Joshua Levy and Rachel Rock

Chiang Li and Liz Zhao Qi Li and Yiqi Jin Jie Liu and Weitong Ji Rachel Loughran Jonathan Mansbach and Rachel White Serge Mathieu and Rose Cornet-Mathieu Edward and Marcy McGourty Karol Monsalve Kate Champion Murphy ’81 William Murphy and Claire Corcoran Timothy and Corinne Noyes Suzy Palitz Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo Shirin N. Philipp ’87 and John M. Higgins Peter Pingitore and Suzanne Glassburn Andrew and Suzanne Plump Kyle and Erika Pond Gregory Pongnon and Chantal Firmin James and Mary Reed Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg Mason Sandell and Jacquelyn Fahey Sandell Robert Savage and Agnes Buczynski Matt Serpa and Kathleen Burke Benjamin Shapiro and Kerry McGill Elizabeth F. Silverman Suzanne Siner ’86 and Daniel Mirel Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 and Pel Stockwell Kingsley Taft and Gillien Todd Geoff and MaryCate Theobald Ravinda and Chitra Uppaluri Frank and Alice Wang Christine Hogan Ward ’86 Guolin Wen and Lin Xu Torsten and Beebe Wiegand Allen Zhang and Tracy Ma

sustain the academic excellence for which the school is known.

Anonymous (3) John and Lauren Addonizio Justin and Kristina Barclay David and Virginia Barrow Moungi Bawendi Adam and Nicole Benjamin David Berger and Micki Rowaan Timothy Bernstein and Suzanne Schwartz Kerry Black Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst ’83 and Walter Bornhorst Jacob Brown III and Lori Catallozzi Eric and Sofia Bulman Lisa Burton and Richard Boudreau Mark Burton Charles and Adelina Carney Rachel Smollen Carter ’81 and Richard Carter

“This was my family’s 8th— and final—year at BB&N. Co-chairing the Senior Parents’ Gift was a way to say thank you to the school and to the amazing faculty for the important role they played in our childrens’ development. I was also very interested in the gift designations chosen by this year’s committee: the renovation of the Upper School library and The BB&N Fund. It felt good to know that through volunteering and giving, I was able to support the school’s exciting future.” —K  aren Donovan P’18, ’20 Co-Chair, Class of 2020 Senior Parents’ Gift Committee

C U R R E N T PA R E N T S , S E N I O R PA R E N T S ’ G I F T


ALUMNI/AE BB&N alumni/ae continued to provide



crucial support to The BB&N Fund and capital giving programs during 20192020, contributing $984,774 to support these philanthropic priorities. Listed below, by class and school, are all alumni/ae who gave to either The BB&N Fund or to a capital/endowment initiative during the 2020 fiscal year ( July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). Those alumni/ae with a


their name are members of BB&N’s Knights’ Circle which recognizes those or more consecutive years. We are truly support which helps BB&N sustain the academic excellence for which the school is known. 1940 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Dan H. Fenn, Jr. (dec.) Benjamin T. Wright (dec.) 1941 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Peter J. Lehner 1942 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Bartlett M. Hauthaway (dec.)

Julia Lang ’20 (top) and Gabriella Lunceford ’20 (bottom) receive their diplomas in this year’s “diplomobile.”

1943 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Robert F. Whitman 1943 - BUCKINGHAM Emily Evarts Gordon 1945 - BROWNE & NICHOLS George Hansen, Jr. Lawrence N. Miller 1945 - BUCKINGHAM Persis Gleason Laverack Elizabeth R. Taylor 1946 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Leonard Gilman Whitton E. Norris, Jr.


Knights’ Circle Member, (dec.) - deceased

1947 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Igor R. Blake Kirk Bryan, Jr. Norman E. Hansen 1947 - BUCKINGHAM Nancy Ames English Laura Richardson Payson 1948 - BROWNE & NICHOLS George S. Ames Frederick A. Stevens, Jr. Roger M. Thomas 1948 - BUCKINGHAM Estate of Adelaide Comegys

who have made gifts to BB&N for five grateful for their consistent and loyal

Class of 2020 parents contributed nearly $495,000 through the 2020 Senior Parents’ Gift.

1946 - BUCKINGHAM Edith Anderson March Betty Spelman

1949 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Ralph S. Brown 1950 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Edward C. Bursk, Jr. Malcolm J. Rohrbough D. Bradford Wetherell, Jr. (dec.) Pete White David S. Wise 1950 - BUCKINGHAM Sheila Malone King (dec) Elizabeth Fleischner Rosenman 1951 - BROWNE & NICHOLS John F. Walsh, Jr. Estate of Allan Siegal 1951 - BUCKINGHAM Martha Walton Evens Ann Imlah Schneider Frances Smith Wetherell 1952 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Robert Dole Paul G. Kirby J. Gordon Lunn 1952 - BUCKINGHAM Louise Slater Huntington (dec) Julane Hotchkiss Knobil 1953 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Charles D. Bonanno Fred Cohen Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Jr. Seth Gibson Alfred W. Hoadley

1953 - BUCKINGHAM Frances Tubby Chilcote Janet Clarke-Irwin Lee Ginsburg Herbst 1954 BROWNE & NICHOLS Frank F. Chin George F. Olesen, Jr. William A Truslow, Jr. 1954 - BUCKINGHAM Nancy Hoadley Fryberger Elizabeth MacMahon Jochnick Sue Welsh Reed Karen Thimann Romer 1955 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Edwin R. Sage II 1955 - BUCKINGHAM Susan Dole 1956 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Charles W. Cobb Edward A. Duane John T. Giblin Nathaniel M. Gorton William W. Graves Melville T. Hodder Estate of Donald D. Mordecai Gardner M. Stultz Henry N. Winslow 1957 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Carl D. Canner Mark DeVoto James J. Fitzgerald George A. Nelson John B. Wheeler Douglas C. Whitney, Jr. 1957 - BUCKINGHAM Ellen Tague Dwinell Diana Volkmann Pratt Sarah Kibbee Weinberg 1958 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Richard M. Boonisar Peter S. Gove Wadie Z. Ibrahim Charles Woodard 1958 - BUCKINGHAM Margery Brown Blacklow Sara Hunter Hudson


1959 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Michael L. Altman William G. Collins, Jr. Tom M. Hennessey, Jr. Douglas R. Jackson Markku Juhani Pohjola Peter S. Slocum Peter H. Smith Robert B. Stephenson Paul A. Vernaglia 1959 - BUCKINGHAM Toby Lerner Ansin 1960 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Richard M. Chalfen Robert Allyn Goldman Bud Gruenberg, Jr. Frederic G. Houle Arthur E. Schoepfer 1960 - BUCKINGHAM Eleanor Weiss Angoff Nan Kindall Holmes Cay Stratton Nancy Morse Torti 1961 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Keilah D. Coon Ferdinand V. Coroniti James Donovan Jack Hardy Peter E. Madden Charles H. Shurcliff Samuel R. Tyler III 1961 - BUCKINGHAM Sue Hyman Besharov Barbara Crawford Margaret Sandoz Hardy Stephanie Shires Hooper Susan Rich Rona Deborah Willard Sawyer 1962 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Kenneth J. Berk Joseph L. Butera Robert L. Clark Rupert A. Emerson David R. McCann James McLendon Christopher M. Meyer Daniel Singal

1962 - BUCKINGHAM Louise Bingham Bennett Ellen L. Frost Rosalind Gorin Katharine G. Gregg Katharine Winslow Herzog Pamela Hardee Jackson Juliet Stone Virginia Simonds White 1963 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Peter R. Bono Bruce H. Brehm Peter W. Fink Lars A. Hanslin David L. Kasdon (dec.) Thomas D. Lincoln Richard E. (Ted) Wengren, Jr. 1963 - BUCKINGHAM Janet Griffin Abbott Megan Lehmer Elspeth Eustis Taylor Mimi Bergson White 1964 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Kenneth Andrews, Jr. Charles N. Dermenjian, Jr. Robert Franklin Frederick Good Douglas M. Haigh Joseph E. McKeigue William J. E. Morton Joseph A. Sammartino, Jr. 1964 - BUCKINGHAM Helen Chen Priscilla Cogan Margaret R. Loss Carol Foster Whitlock 1965 - BROWNE & NICHOLS David Curtis Hunt Dowse John M. Leventhal Tim N. Whiting 1965 - BUCKINGHAM Martha Siegfried Fritz Karen Friedman Hawthorne Laura Stratton Thoresby Jill Totenberg 1966 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Theo Armour Michael J. Bucuvalas Thomas W. Kensler Peter D. McManmon Anthony Morse III Bob Nye


Knights’ Circle Member, (dec.) - deceased

1966 - BUCKINGHAM Katharine G. Brooks Gail Wallins Plotkin

1971 - BUCKINGHAM Mary Cameron Lord Catherine Reurs

1967 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Stephen Besse Seth A. Goldfine Gordon P. Hugenberger George P. Kacoyanis Stephen B. Nilsen David B. Roberts

1972 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Lee T. Archung Geoffrey R. Booty David C. DiBenedetto Michael R. Glendon Peter T. Needham

1967 - BUCKINGHAM Martha Campbell Gellens 1968 - BROWNE & NICHOLS David M. Banash Don Berk Edward C. Browne, Jr. Gregory Catani David R. Epstein Henry C. Phelps Peter A. Rossetti, Jr. Dolph J. Vanderpol 1968 - BUCKINGHAM Jane Willard White 1969 - BROWNE & NICHOLS George S. Bain Theodore L. Westlake Richard M. Wyman, Jr. 1969 - BUCKINGHAM Ann Nemiah Conway Katherine Jacobs Eyre Ana A. Ionnitiu Letitia G. Upton 1970 - BROWNE & NICHOLS David C. Bono Dennis W. Choi Alan Leventhal Alexander Vershbow 1970 - BUCKINGHAM Cynthia Chace Margie Bain Huoppi Joy Pheeney Messineo Linda Burnett Perry Margaret Bates Sharis 1971 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Thomas K. Blake John N. Fisher, Jr. Arthur L. Lewis II

1972 - BUCKINGHAM Erica Lenk Emmet Barbie Butler Foster 1973 - BROWNE & NICHOLS Henry W. D. Bain John Crocker III Bradford Hardie II

1978 - BB&N Hans-Peter Biemann Alexandra Chinoporos Colette de Marneffe Sean Delaney Sarah P. Hoffman Leslie Weckstein Hyman Omar H. Khudari Jennifer J. Payette Virginia Pye Patricia Simboli David Strodel Karl H. Trieschman Mark H. Vanger David Williams

Robert M. Gailey Karen Kalina Kate De Normandie McCarey Kate Champion Murphy Tiron Pechet John Toupin Andrew F. Upton Lydia E. Vagts 1982 - BB&N Ross L. FitzGerald Jeffrey M. Glauber Jill Litner Kaplan Paul Lee Deborah Alpert Levin William L. Marshall IV Jeannine Privitera Alice Reich Deborah Cohen Strod

1973 - BUCKINGHAM Leslie Eloise Gredler Christine Hill Smith

1979 - BB&N Dina Wolfman Baker Kristen Quigley Coe Keith G. Moskow Jon Pressman William A. Rome Richard Truesdell, Jr.

1974 - BB&N Mark R. Bernfeld William D. Gardner Marsden H. McGuire William M. Petkun Janet Storella Laura Hodges Taylor Susan Broadhurst Taylor Juliet Teixeira

1980 - BB&N Matthew T. Fremont-Smith Abigail P. Johnson M. Sherif Lotfi Paul E. Lustiber Katrina Scully Ohl John Simon Becky Smith Amy F. Steffian

1975 - BB&N Gemma M. Burns Michael J. Connolly Carolyn L. Greenberg Brett M. Harrison Robert C. Meyer Peter Slavin Katharine Malcolm Stohlman Robin McCree Torres

1981 - BB&N Deborah Grassi Baker Allison B. Carnduff Rachel Smollen Carter Eric Cole John Fulginiti

1976 - BB&N Eleanor S. Campbell-Swank Lincoln B. Gamble William Lawrence Jane E. Minasian Rebecca Verrill Smith Marilee Moy Thompson

“To me, diversity is BB&N’s ‘secret sauce,’ its ‘magic.’ The eclectic perspectives of its students and faculty create a learning and social environment that’s unique. However, this mosaic doesn’t form on its own. It requires thought, effort, and financial resources. I’m happy to do my bit to help the school to remain special.”

1977 - BB&N Barbara Greenberg Denton David Fialkow Todd M. Harrison David Orfao Thomas R. Pollock Michael M. Slavin

1983 - BB&N Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst Daniel P. Karnovsky Mark Leeds Steven Levin Brendan T. Mernin Annie Touborg Ward 1984 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Paul Deutch Benjamin A. Holtz Scott Krentzman Peter K. Levitt Jack Lifford Michelle Allard McMahon Maura Griffith Moffatt Robert J. Reiskin Ken Smurzynski John P. Stonestreet David Sze

—Rob Reiskin ’84


1985 - BB&N Brooke W. Ablon Elizabeth Cahn Mino Capossela Daniel A. Kaufman Maryanne O’Donnell Little Edward J. Murphy, Jr. JK Nicholas Paddy Spence Beth Whitlock Clarence G. Williams, Jr. 1986 - BB&N Tamara Ashford Annie Brewster Mark Cobb Adam R. Cohen Jonathan Coon Laura Klatt Fine Rick Foresteire Jenny Nauss Jenifer Curhan Panner Suzanne Siner Kim Druker Stockwell Christina Vaule Christine Hogan Ward ’86 1987 - BB&N David J. Braemer Mark Costa Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper Joel Goldberg Samantha Malm Robert G. Mather Daniel Medwed Shirin N. Philipp Catherine Giles Stecher Christopher N. Travers 1988 - BB&N Anonymous (2) Karin E. Elliott Eric M. Hoagland Peter M. Nicholas, Jr. Hope Sidman Jonathan M. Siner Apple Stephen Caitlin Glasser Travers Sam Wolff 1989 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Elizabeth A. Abbott Jennifer Gelfand Church Jared Curhan Wendy Falchuk Jamie Hale Rachel Kroner Hanselman


Knights’ Circle Member

Christopher Harris Daniel Hayden Tavan L. R. Pechet Keith Perry Selina Wood Rossiter Shelley McEachern Simmons Nikki Martin Smith 1990 - BB&N Michelle Cherande Sarah Thiemann Connolly Holly Coombs Cory Liebergott Floyd Deborah Gordon Elin Norberg Lamb Allegra Wechsler Lowitt Kate Novack Maria Whitehorn Votsch Christopher G. Weinert Oliver Weir Caleb Winder 1991 - BB&N Susan Herzlinger Botein Caroline Schaefer Del Col Robert B. Knight Michael Stacchi Karen Todd Frederica C. Turner Kim Ablon Whitney 1992 - BB&N Jennifer Winn Aronson Marya Hill-Popper Besharov Ian B. Glick Caroline Good Laura Meeks Saltonstall Michael Schnitman Rebecca Lewin Scott Robert K. Shavell Sarah Spitz Alison Tsoi Matthew R. Webster Matthew S. Zises 1993 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Meghan Barry Mohit Bhatia Aaron B. Brown Alexis Boyle Egan Carrie Ardito Fanlo David Jellinek Kari Jorgenson Rosalie E. Kerr Brett D. Lovins Maryssa Schneider McLean Elizabeth Zug Moore

Brad Murray Ethan C. Rossiter Arielle Strem Ruys Jesse A. Sarzana Samuel E. Sherry Jennifer Duval Souza Rosemary Suh Matthew Aron Weissman Janet Costello Worthington 1994 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Kenton Beerman Jason Kolman Brian M. Leahy, Jr. Lisa Bard Levine Erika Tower Mary-Margaret O’Donnell Zablocki 1995 - BB&N Beth Myers Azano Katherine Stirrat Carleton Sam Ditzion F. Tyler Hardy Toby Nanda Leah Ramella Katherine Tomford Courtney Stokes Willett 1996 - BB&N Amelia Ames Sahar Aminipour Edward H. Bourget, Jr. Emily Leventhal David M. Lieberman Amanda Muros-Bishoff Jesse Needleman Kerri Tyman Obstein Sarah Eliza Petrow Erika Weisbrod 1997 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Jennifer Berylson Block Kathryn Dingman Boger Wendy A. Cohen Aron Epstein Bryan D. Falchuk Felicity Fishman Megan Rutter Haddadi Eric Leslie Kathryn Young McCullough Nathaniel Meyer Caroline Hardy Pierce Katiuscia S. Potier Julia S. Powell Jennifer Murray Talmadge Adam J. Zucker

1998 - BB&N Lily Altstein Jake Anderson-Bialis Philip Davidson Ben Grossman David Harburger Emily Hennigar Hill-Wisniewski Nathaniel Houghton Greg James Caitlin Loesch Jones Jason Oppenheim Alisa Ray Elizabeth Horst Redman Jed J. Rosenbaum Christopher Taylor Fan Wu 1999 - BB&N Kathrene Tiffany Bell J. Patrick Duffy Kazem Edmond Michael Ellis Pauline Kim Han Alix Komar Baron A. Langston, Sr. Alexander D. Moore Oliver Uhl Nordlinger Milyna Phillips Michael J. Pokorny Descatur Potier Katayoun Shahrokhi Jonathan Tracy 2000 - BB&N Kristaps T. Aldins James T. Berylson Kristin Tyman Brawn Jacob S. Carney Lesley Chin Jason P. Hafler Harriet A. Hoder Rick Massey Justus Meyer Andrew Paradise Ryan M. Paylor Julia K. Reeve Sarah Schwartz Margaret Shear Emily A. Simmons Natalie R. Temple 2001 - BB&N Jennifer Abramson Katherine M. Alexander Laura Cohen Joshua D. Goldman Kathryn Kargman Holden Richmond Holden III

Sarah Montgomery Lewis Alessandra Croffy Lovett Steve Myrick Timothy J. Parks Nick Philippi Morgan Pierson Isabel Grantham Rappoport Ariane Schwartz David F. Sontheimer Lauren Plumley Thompson William John Nicholas Tomford II Eric D. Wolkoff Natalie Zervas 2002 - BB&N Mollie Wertlieb Barnathan Jameson Henn Salim Khanachet Taylor Gill Lyden Diana Leader-Cramer Moskowitz Emily Glaser Ross Zach Schwanbeck Ada Gropper Waks 2003 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Andrew Benson Dan Carroll Kelly Chan Meredith L. Coburn Lila Bouscaren Garcia Liz Herrup Katherine Mackey Jay Myers Ania Warczyk Payne Altair L. Peterson Liam Ryan Adam Zalisk 2004 - BB&N Kara Borodkin Jared Cohen Matthew D’Andraia Kathleen Donelan Benjamin Kuritzkes Tony Lo Samantha Miller Michael Palmer Rebecca Rabison Paul Selker Caroline Sherman 2005 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Michael I.M. Abrams Abed Balbaky Kate Cetrulo Bjornlund Ed Colburn James P. Collins IV

Christina Lucia James Kimberly Kargman Jessica Hsu Roe Kyle Sullivan Terrance William Sullivan Lindsay W. White David Kent Wyman 2006 - BB&N Victoria Bresnahan Abigail Cable Sam Duboff Rebecca Heymann Rebecca Jackson Elizabeth Kidder Alexandra Lovett-Woodsum Dan Oshima Mary Potter Michael Skocpol Robert Warner 2007 - BB&N Samuel Bean Nastaran Hakimi Benjamin Housman Joelinda Coichy Johnson Nicole Panico Krensky Alexander Glaser Ross Kate Selker Abigail Smitka Emily Wang 2008 - BB&N Leslie Ahlstrand Diane Amanti Meredith Bosco Jennifer Poorvu Gutbezahl Chase Lovett-Woodsum Paul Mannix Leeds Pierce Scott Schlager Anne T. Streetman Nicholas Taylor 2009 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Eliza Appleton Daniel F. Berenson Rosamund Johnson Conneely Michael DiChiara, Jr. Misha Gordon-Rowe David Lamb Carolyn Levitan John Lieberman Cecily Lloyd Isaac Maze-Rothstein Samuel Pokross Ryan Segal


2010 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Tanzila Ahad Noah Aldrich Anna Ancona Brooke Baumgartner Camilla Bennett Elizabeth Berk Graeme Blackman Emily Bliss Maggie Brelis-Farrell Lydia Carthy Philip Cody Eric Danilchuk Michelle Davidson Morgan Dove Chelinde Edouard Alexander Farkes Victoria Goldman Kaeghan Kelly Justin Kirchner Kara Lehman Kleida Martiro James McCaffrey Kathryn Medeiros Stephen Melia Anthony Moccia Jessica Mulligan Kathleen Oshima Derek Papagianopoulos Lyndia Personnat Adrian Pforzheimer Joelle Rebeiz Emma Sagan Bethany Crombie Sanders Zach Sanders Brianna Smith Alexandros Souris (dec.) Julianna Spievack Alexandra Wozniak 2011 - BB&N Anonymous (1) Melissa Alvarez John Joseph Bosco James G. DiBlasi Déborah Xiadani Guzmán-Buchness Talia Deven Mercado Alexandra Patricia Orfao Stephan Douglas Panico Peter A. Savarese 2012 - BB&N Alice F. Berenson Katherine Emily Berk Melissa J. Blotner Nicholas J. DiChiara Anthony J. Fiandaca


Knights’ Circle Member, (dec.) - deceased

Alexa Bryn Horwitz Haley Rose Kaloostian Brian Leland Rebecca A. Nowiszewski 2013 - BB&N Wenli Bao Elaine Dai Caroline Davitt Brendan Doyle Sarah Jolley Brendon Kerrigan Jacob Kuhn Sanghoon Lee George D. Lober Christopher R. Loughlin Lily Ma Meaghan Merullo Erica Pandey Ben Rosenblatt Alison Saparoff Michaela Wozniak 2014 - BB&N Rachel Bliss Adam Carlson Emily Carter James Cochran Rachel Deal Elliot O. Eton Theodore Hattemer-Maier Michaela Kane Alexandra Levy Sandy Li August Lin Katherine E. Loughlin Elizabeth E. Martin Henry C. Ritter 2015 - BB&N Zachary T. Boughner Victoria T. Clark Felix Duong Cameron E. Fitzgerald Sebastian H. Gilligan-Kim Michael R. Harris Nicholas G. Jacobs Christopher M. Kellogg Peeler William H. Levinson Hannah R. Martin Maeve S. McNamara Daniel J. Metzdorf Allyson V. Noenickx Alexander G. Sorets John E. Steverman Adon Wade-Currie Michelle L. Zhang

2016 - BB&N James S. Allan Michael P. Brunelli, Jr. Chabelis Byamana Erica M. Connell Sasha Frank Allie Gould Zachary D. Horwitz Joshua S. Levin Maxwell L. Lyons James R. O’Regan Ahcene Ouldsaada Milo Schindler Juliet P. Solit 2017 - BB&N Menelik Épée-Bounya Bayard A. Eton Lauryn N. Jacobs Cassandra J. Kane Lukas W. Kauth Jackson L. Lifford Gautam Mitra Olivia E. O’Regan Kate A. Piacenza Nicholas Y.T. Piccirillo Erica G. Yuen 2018 - BB&N Isabella M. Collins Andreas F.M. Frank Kayla L. Kaloostian Daniel J. Noenickx Sophia K. Scanlan 2019 - BB&N Magnus Aske Leyla V. Ewald Victoria A. Gonzalez Canalle Pierce J. Haley Devonte P. Nurses Fraser E. Pesek Cecilia L. Velander

PA R E N T S O F A L U M N I / A E A N D PA R E N T S O F FORMER STUDENTS BB&N is honored and grateful to have the continued financial support of parents of alumni/ae and former students who generously supported The BB&N Fund and other fundraising initiatives in 2019-2020. We continue to welcome all parents of alumni/ ae and former students to participate in community events throughout the year.. We treasure the value of these relationships that continue to anchor and define the broader BB&N community. Past parents with a

following their

name are members of BB&N’s Knights’ Circle which recognizes those who have made gifts to BB&N for five or more consecutive years. We are truly grateful for their consistent and loyal support which helps BB&N sustain the academic excellence for which the school is known. Anonymous (2) Alex Ablon Brooke W. Ablon ’85 Steven and Gridth Ablon Abdul and Selina Ahad Michael L. Altman ’59 Eleanor Weiss Angoff ’60 Philip and Yuriko Anton Elizabeth Arledge Eric and Sara Aske Bernard Bailyn (dec.) and Lotte Bailyn George Baldwin Marc and Carol Bard Tom and Pauline Barkalow David Baron and Pamela Mann Alex and Linda Beavers George and Carrie Bell James Belmont and Joyce Kinoshita Chuck and Lynn Benson Richard and Barbara Berenson Samuel and Carly Berk Anita Bers Ann Bitetti and Doug Lober Hamish Blackman Taylor and Willa Bodman

Charles D. Bonanno ’53 and Lena Bonanno David C. Bono ’70 and Andrea J. Galvin Joe and Maureen Bosco Edward and Bernadette Bourget Michael and Deedie Bouscaren Lynda Boyages Michael Bresnahan and Maria Lopez-Bresnahan Lewis H. Bryant Jeanne Fiol Burlingame Allison B. Carnduff ’81 and Vincent Tompkins Anthony W. Cerra, Jr. and Julie C. Haynes Larry and Lynn Cetrulo Rick and Beezie Childs Downing A. Cless and Alice E. Trexler Steven Cohen and Mary Akerson Francis and Susan Colannino Kenneth and Virginia Colburn Richard and Ruth Cole Patrick Collins and Christine Ramsdell Keilah D. Coon ’61 Anthony and Janine Cozier Ernest Cravalho and Ruth Tuomala Bill and Francine Crawford Lodowick F. Crofoot III and Carolyn Crofoot Ronald and Joan Curhan David Curtis ’65 and Elizabeth Cabral-Curtis George Davitt and Lynda Ceremsak Carl and Denise DeFranco Jonathan Delgado and Catherine Bird Barbara Greenberg Denton ’77 Gewndolyn B. desCognets Sunil and Margo Dhaliwal Michael and Maureen DiChiara Tom and Nancy Dingman Mary Dolbear and Gabriela Gonzenbach Robert Dole ’52 and Marguerite Dole James Donovan ’61 Kathleen and Henry Dorkin Sandy Dow James Doyle and Meg Macri David R. Epstein ’68 and Betsy Banks Epstein Michael and Caryl Erdos Len Evenchik and Suzanne Kirschner Lee and Philippa Ferridge David Fialkow ’77 Mark and Tobey Fidler Stephen Foell and Martha Martin Robert Franklin ’64 and Anne Wulsin Steve Gallant and Julia Todd Alexander and Jane Gavis Karen Gill and Christian Elliot Joel Goldberg ’87 and Cybill Goldberg Rachael Goldfarb Jimmy and Toni Golen Frederick Good ’64 and Susan Good Rosalind Gorin ’62 and Matthew Budd Nathaniel M. Gorton ’56 and Jodi Gorton

Phyllis Grant R. Jeremy and Hanne Grantham Frank Feng Gu and Hua Hai Megan Rutter Haddadi ’97 Jonathan Hakim and Linda Bilmes Pierce and Alison Haley John and Ann Hall Sharon Hamilton George Hansen, Jr. ’45 and Ellen Hansen Jack Hardy ’61 and Margaret Sandoz Hardy ’61 Todd M. Harrison ’77 and Alicia Crothers-Harrison Woodie Haskins and Andrea Mattisen-Haskins Daphne Hatsopoulos John and Janet Hauswirth Marcia Head D. Fleet Hill and Walter J. Popper Ron Hirsch and Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch Melville T. Hodder ’56 and Lissa Hodder Annette and Paul Hodess Leigh P. Hogan William and Mari-Ann Hogan Arch Horst and Kate Kirby Michael Horwitz and Kasey Kaufman Hugo and Janet Huettig Bradley Hunter and Mary Palaima John P. Iappini and Carole Mathieson Randall and Jane Imai Howell E. Jackson and Elizabeth V. Foote Freddie and Nikki Jacobs Dick and Beth Jacobson Charles R. Kalina Peter and Lisa Kaloostian David and Kay Kane Bill and Lynn Kargman Jerry and Marti Katz Chris Kauth and Lynda Dugas Andrew and Emilie Kendall Paul and Libby Kenney John S. Kerr II Manley Kiley, Jr. and Mary Leahy Sheila Malone King ’50 (dec.) and Bill King Paul G. Kirby ’52 Mary M. Klatt Scott Krentzman ’84 and Amy Krentzman Philip and Nancy Kukura Mark La Camera ’88 Butler and Lois Lampson Susan B. Lehman Michael and Monica Lehner Christopher and Judith Leich Rob and Mary Joan Leith Alan Leventhal ’70 and Sherry Marcus Leventhal Deborah Alpert Levin ’82 and Steven Levin ’83 Edward and Marjorie Levin Zhen He Li and Qiao Hua Chen

A L U M N I / A E , PA S T PA R E N T S


Jack Lifford ’84 and Karen Lifford Richard and Pat Light Mark Lindberg and Aline Gery Wu-Tjong L. Liong and Li-Huei Tsai Mary Loeken Dan and Eileen Logan Chuck and Susie Longfield Jay and Patricia Lorsch Philip and Elizabeth Loughlin Ken and Susan Lubar Michael Lyman and Jean Klinger Diana F. MacPhail Peter E. Madden ’61 Richard and Beverly Malone Kenneth Martin and Helen Glotzer Peter and Deirdre Martin Richard and Maria Massey Peter and Cynthia Matthes Kate De Normandie McCarey ’81 and Kevin McCarey Ramon McCree Judith B. McDonough Leslie Forkner McIntosh Peter D. McManmon ’66 and Linda McManmon Donald K. and Charlene M. Medeiros Chris and Marlyn Meredith Edward and Ginette Merrill (dec.) Stephanie Meyer Paul Milbury and Heidi Lehner Peter L. Miller and Mary Cassesso Jane E. Minasian ’76 and J. Grant Monahon Mary Laverne Wright Miner Geordie and Mary Mitchell Maura Griffith Moffatt ’84 and Gregory Moffatt Scott Moriearty and Yolanda Kodrzycki Shelagh Lafferty Moskow Kerim and Soizick Munir Bob and Joan Murray Karen Myers Said and Ashley Nazemi Courtney and Donna Neff Pete and Ginny Nicholas Rebecca Niloff Christian Nolen and Susan Denny Kim Noltemy Phillip Nurse and Christina Day Kenneth and Victoria O’Regan David Orfao ’77 and Mary Beth Orfao David and Jane Otte Christine Oulton Maura A. Murphy and Richard M. Page Mark and Deb Pasculano Vincent and Sumalee Passaretti Andrew Pesek and Holly Edmonds Marna D. Peters Peter Petri and Jean Lawrence


Knights’ Circle Member

Gary and Mary Pforzheimer Marilyn Pike David Pokross, Jr. and Laurie S. Gill Eugene Pool and Parrish Dobson Mary A. Poor Arthur and Barbara Powell Tom and Donna Quirk Jane M. Rabb Jerald and Sara Reisman Steve and Audrey Reny Nina Revis-Barresi Chuck Richard and Sandra Faye-Richard Leon and Marie Ridore Edwina L. Rissland David B. Roberts ’67 and Barbara Roberts Susan Rich Rona ’61 W. Allen and Selina Rossiter Cecile Roucher-Greenberg Larry Rowe and Wendy Gordon Linda Samuels Apratim Sarkar and Sudeshna Das James Satterthwaite and Ute Possekel Panit Satyasai-Crimmin John Scanlan and Agnes Bundy Scanlan Ernst and Mary Schaefer Bob and Natalie Schlundt Richard S. Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds Fred and Judith Server Kathleen and Fereydoun Shahrokhi Catherine E. Shavell Barry and Amy Shemin Donald Shepard and Emily Maitin Michael and Catherine Shortsleeve Thomas J. Siegel Bill and Theda Skocpol Peter Slavin ’75 and Lori Slavin Adrian Slywotzky and Christine Balko Slywotzky John Smitka, Jr. and Amelia Bormann Loring Low Stevens Wilma Stonestreet David Strodel ’78 and Joan Strodel Karen A. Sunnarborg Mark and Cheryl Synnott Chia-Ming and Judith Sze Jimmy and Pamela Tang Laura Hodges Taylor ’74 and Scott Taylor Gary and Melissa Tearney Beth Thiemann William Mills Todd and Eva Andenaes Todd Richard and Joan Tomlins Robin McCree Torres ’75 Brigitte Tournier Peter and Ann Tower William A Truslow, Jr. ’54 and Miriam Truslow Peter and Mary Jeanne Tufano Pamela W. Turner Samuel R. Tyler III ’61 and Sandra Tyler

Jonathan Uhrig and Jennifer Stonestreet Uhrig Letitia G. Upton ’69 and David Stein Sandra A. Urie and Frank Herron Mark H. Vanger ’78 and Eileen Span Pirooz Vatan and Roya Esbah Vatan Michael and Agnes Voligny Connemara Wadsworth San and Shen-Huey Wang David Warner and Mary Beekman Gordon and Susan Weir Kent Werth and Nina Barwell Austin Wertheimer and Caryl Goodman Jane Willard White ’68 and Robie White Preston and Constance Williams Hilary Wodlinger Yinong Yang and Youhong Zhao Bracebridge Hemyng Young, Jr. and Landis Becker Young Steve and Kathleen Young Robert and Eileen Zalisk John Zhang and Pauline Gong Dorothy S. Zinberg

816 BB&N honored 816 alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends as members of the Knights’ Circle, which recognizes five or more years of consecutive giving in support of the school’s annual, capital, and endowment programs.

above: Maya Mehta ’32 left: Arjun Rao ’32



C U R R E N T A N D PA S T G R A N D PA R E N T S BB&N greatly appreciates the generous financial support provided by current and past grandparents, and we welcome all of our grandparents and grandfriends to join us for a variety of community events throughout the year. We warmly embrace these relationships and treasure the opportunity to share the BB&N experience of each child with their enthusiastic supporters. Grandparents with a


their name are members of BB&N’s Knights’ Circle which recognizes those who have made gifts to BB&N for five or more consecutive years. We are truly grateful for their consistent and loyal support which helps BB&N sustain the academic excellence for which the school is known. Steven and Gridth Ablon Robert and Judith Adams Dan and Vicki Archabal Thomas and Lorraine Barber Naren Bauer Arthea Bellavance Richard and Carolyn Bentley Linda Berger Anita Bers Peter and Ellen Boer Edward and Bernadette Bourget Judith Brainerd Milton and Ruth Britton Lewis H. Bryant David and Laura Burke Rosa G. Collado Bill and Adrienne Collick Arlene Crewdson Ronald and Joan Curhan David and Katherine Davis John Dayton Charles and Marylee Dodge Kostas and Nancy Rauch Douzinas Larysa Dubovik Robert and Jean Durfee Sean and Patricia Egan David R. Epstein ’68 and Betsy Banks Epstein Stanley and Beverly Erdreich Chester and Nancy Fantozzi Mark and Hannah Farbstein Bill and Patricia Ferry

Stuart and Ellen Fine Peter W. Fink ’63 and Joan Fink Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Jr. ’53 Noreene Foster Carolyn Fox David and Diann Frantz Richard and Paula Getnick Steve and Dorothy Gilman Christine Grabowski Bill and Roberta Greenberg Carole Griffin Margo Guertin Samuel and Sarah Gustin Daphne Hatsopoulos Gloria Heppner David and Hope Hirsch Annette and Paul Hodess William and Mari-Ann Hogan Tom and Nicole Hynes Kimberly R. Irish Richard and Carolyn Jacobus Leonard and Marcelle Joffe Charles R. Kalina Jim Kaplan and Brooks Robards Kevin and Betty Ann Keane James Kerrigan Howard and Tina Kesselheim Emily E. King Mary M. Klatt Karen Koza Mark and Sandra Kryder Steve and Tammy Kumin Stallworth and Juliette Larson Peter J. Lehner ’41 Andrew Leighton Alan Leventhal ’70 and Sherry Marcus Leventhal Robert M. Levy Richard and Pat Light Manuel and Marcia Lipson Jay and Patricia Lorsch Mason and Susan Lowance Lorraine Malignaggi Arvind and Sunita Marathay

Charles and Barbara Martel Thomas and Judy McCarey Ramon McCree Margaret McGrath Stephanie Meyer Kathy Murphy Karen Myers Pete and Ginny Nicholas Steven Olitsky Elinor R. O’Neil Robert Oppenheim Nick and Penelope Panayotou Annasaheb and Shubangi Patil Leslie and Ruth Plump Kirk and Nancy Pond Diane Portnoy Marney Pratt Elvira Quilter Lamson and Sally Rheinfrank William Richards (dec.) and Shirley Richards John and Betsy Richardson John and Joan Riley Bruce and Sue Rittenour Kathleen Rorick W. Allen and Selina Rossiter Steve and Marsha Roth Mitchell Rudnick David D. Sabatini and Zulema Lena Sabatini Lakshmi and Akella Sarma Richard S. Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds Richard and Arlene Scott Glenn and Voula Shanks Catherine E. Shavell Lillian Sherman Richard and Linda Silverman Eric and Liz Stahl Wilma Stonestreet David and Sara Taft Michael and Kathryn Theobald Pamela W. Turner Ogden and Bonnie White Preston and Constance Williams Richard and Barbara Wong Steve and Kathleen Young

“This fall is unusual for BB&N students as well as all children returning to school across our country. At this time, the support of all members of our community, including those of us who are grandparents, makes an incredible difference as the leadership, faculty, and staff of the school work so hard to enable our students to have the very best educational experience possible.” —Betsy Richardson GP ’22

CURRENT AND FORMER FA C U LT Y A N D S TA F F BB&N faculty and staff members define and enrich the BB&N student experience on all our campuses. We are especially grateful for the generous financial support provided by current faculty and staff, 65% of whom made gifts to The BB&N Fund, the uKnighted Community Fund, or other programs in 2019-2020. The school is also grateful to the former faculty and staff who continue to provide financial support for the school’s mission and programs. Faculty and staff with a


their name are members of BB&N’s Knights’ Circle which recognizes those who have made gifts to BB&N for five or more consecutive years. We are truly grateful for their consistent and loyal support which helps BB&N sustain the academic excellence for which the school is known. Anonymous (2) Alex Ablon Amani Abu Shakra Henri Andre Joyceline Barker Kevin Bau Karina Baum Laurie Bean Dana Bentley Sanchali Biswas Graeme Blackman ’10 Dudley F. Blodget Willa Bodman Susie Bonsey Eddie Bourget ’96 Lynda Boyages Katharine G. Brooks ’66 Louise Brown Beth Brown Whitney Dayton Brunet Lewis H. Bryant Lucinda Burk Tony Cai Diane Cannata Amy Carey Leah M. Cataldo Caitlin Cavanaugh

Richard S. Chang Michael Chapman Joseph P. Clifford Charlene Colgan Louisa Connaughton Lisa Conway Albert Coons III John Cotter Anne Coughlin Melissa Courtemanche Frederick J. Coyne Janine Cozier Althea Cranston Sam Crihfield Marc Vincent Cronin Sophia Culpepper Isabel Dau Cecily Craighill Davis Joe Decastro Christina DelloRusso Thomas Denn Mike Derrenberger Sandra Desroches Farah DiPasquale Parrish Dobson Mary Dolbear Christina Dominique-Pierre Kathleen Dorkin Kindyll Dorsey Sandy Dow Hunt Dowse ’65 Ariel Duddy Lynda Dugas Robert Duggan Laura Duncan Christopher R. Dwyer Sylvia Elmer Michael Ewins Lauren Feldman Mark T. Fidler Carol M. Fine Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Jr. ’53 Andrew Fletcher Richard J. Foresteire ’86 Roger Fussa Chris Gaines Jennifer Gatti Katie Gayman Katherine A. Gellar Karen Gill Diana Perez Glass Ryan Glennon Tara Golhmann Kim Gold Ben Goldhaber Steven Goldman Gabriela Gonzenbach Julie Gray

Stephanie Guilmet Megan Rutter Haddadi ’97 Bobby Hahn Nastaran Hakimi ’07 Sharon Hamilton Pauline Kim Han ’99 Margaret Sandoz Hardy ’61 Woodie Haskins Stefanie Haug Jenna Havelin Lee Ginsburg Herbst ’53 Rebecca Heymann ’06 Ted Higgins Lissa Hodder Leigh P. Hogan Camille Hoven Jane S. Imai Nicholas George Jacobs ’15 Beth R. Jacobson Gretchen Johnson Joelinda Coichy Johnson ’07 Keith Jones Nicole Kahn Meena Kaur Kaeghan Kelly ’10 Paige Kemezis Elizabeth Burkham Kenney Janna Kerpelman Kelley P. Kingman Jean Klingler Allison Kornet Kristen Kosich Sharon E. Krauss Hadley Kyle Neville Lake Deborah Laing Camilla Lau Andrew Leighton Rob W. Leith August Lin ’14 Mark C. Lindberg Jaye Locke Rebecca Lombardo Ellie Loughlin Rachel Loughran Jo-Ann Lovejoy Sasha Lyons Ross MacDonald Omar Machado Libby Maclaren Meg Macri Louise Makrauer Beverly M. Malone Andrew Marcinek Amie Margolis Serge Mathieu Gabby Mbeki Daniel McClure

Member, BB&N Grandparent Committee 32

Knights’ Circle Member, (dec.) - deceased



Geoffrey S. McGann Sydney McKinley Craig McLaughlin Beth McNamara Gus Means Rania Melki Geordie Mitchell Anthony Moccia ’10 Joel Monell Stephanie Moon Alexander D. Moore ’99 Lizanne Moynihan Soizick M. L. Munir Kathy Murphy Patricia Muumba Jake Nagy Doug Neuman Kathy Newell Martha Newport Sarah Ngo Joseph O’Brien Kristi O’Connor Emma O’Loughlin Christine Oulton Monica Palacio Derek Papagianopoulos ’10 Peggy Payne Ric Pontes Gene Pool Amy Pratt Emma Price Jennifer Price Maura Pritchard Esme Rabin Lauren Rader Genieve Rankel Anthony Reppucci Nina L. Revis-Barresi Chuck Richard Bill Rogers Chip Rollinson Carolyn F. Rose Janet B. Rosen Lizzie Rosenberger Tracy Rosette Tamah Rosker Elinor S. Ross Ethan C. Rossiter ’93 W. Allen Rossiter Cecile Roucher-Greenberg Margarita Ruiz Rosario Sánchez Gómez Jesse A. Sarzana ’93 Robert Savage Amy R. Selinger James Sennette Kerri Anne Shea Thomas J. Siegel


Knights’ Circle Member

Deborah D. Slade Brianna Smith ’10 Fiona Soni Ben Sprayregen Nicole Stone Wilma Stonestreet David Strodel ’78 Wendy Svatek Angela Tabb Jennifer Murra Talmadge ’97 Scott Tang Zoe Tarshis Vanessa Taylor Geoff Theobald Beth Thiemann Orit Tobin Christian Tonsgard Brigitte Tournier Peter Tower Jennifer Trent Matthew Turnbull Samuel Tyler III ’61 Rebecca T. Upham Saskia Van Vactor Carole Varghese Sofia Vergara Agnes Voligny Connemara Wadsworth Alex Walker Joshua Walker Jamie A. Wallace Alice Wang Eugene Warner Cristina West Kim Ablon Whitney ’91 Monika Wilkinson Courtney Stokes Willett ’95 Michael Willey David Williams ’78 Wesley Williams Kelly Wulff ’09 Lanie Wurzel Richard M. Wyman, Jr. ’69 Yinong Yang Walter Young Amena Zavery


C O R P O R AT I O N S ,



Each year BB&N is pleased to receive gifts from current students, friends, and other individuals in support of BB&N’s mission, in response to a special fundraising initiative, or in honor or memory of a family member, friend, or loved one.

C O M PA N I E S , F O U N D AT I O N S A N D O R G A N I Z AT I O N S BB&N is pleased to recognize the following corporations, foundations, and other businesses who provided important support for the school’s annual and capital giving programs in

Anonymous (2) Mia G. R. Bawendi ’20 Ben Butcher Suzanne Whitman Diehl James and Colette Ferreira David and Alyssa Mack Art and Terry Marshall and Family Shane McMahon David Myerson Karen O’Neil Marie Langlais Quintanar ’21 Judah Silver Kate Villa Ann Watkins Bill and Cynthia Westerman Benjamin L. Wiegand ’20

2019-2020. The school is especially grateful to the many parents, past parents, alumni/ae, and friends who took advantage of matching gift opportunities through their employers or board relationships to increase the value of their gifts to the School last year. The companies and foundations listed below contributed more than $60,000 in matching gifts to support The BB&N Fund and capital priorities in 2019-2020, providing important resources for all areas of our



BB&N faculty and staff were strong supporters of The BB&N Fund, including the uKnighted Community Fund, in 2019-2020, with 65% participating in this annual fundraising program.

academic programs. Anonymous (6) Adage Capital Management, L.P. Adobe Systems Matching Gift Program AmazonSmile American Endowment Foundation Ameriprise Financial, Inc. The Archibald Family Foundation Bank of America Charitable Foundation The Baupost Group, LLC Benjamin Sherman Butcher Family Foundation The Biogen Foundation Matching Gift Program Boer Family Foundation The Boston Foundation Cambridge Boat Club Chevron Matching Gifts Program Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston Community Foundation of New Jersey Concord Dental Associates The Crawford Foundation Cummings Properties Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Bertram A. and Ronald M. Druker Charitable Foundation Eaton Vance Management

F5 Networks Matching Gift Program Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Fremont-Smith Family Charitable Fund F.T. Weyerhaeuser Family Fund Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund Google Inc. Great Island Foundation Greater Washington Community Foundation Hagerty Family Foundation HarbourVest Partners, LLC Harris Family Foundation Head Family Charitable Foundation Herbst Family Foundation Howe Family Fund IBM Ikona Corporation J.P. Morgan Charitable Giving Fund Mark S. and Donna R. Leventhal Family Foundation, Inc. Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Lovett-Woodsum Foundation, Inc. McKinsey & Company Matching Gifts Program Microsoft Corporation Matching Gifts Program Mizuho Bank Matching Gifts Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust Inc. Mountain Meadows Foundation Murphy Corcoran Family Foundation New Hampshire Charitable Foundation The New York Community Trust

Northeast Retirement Services Matching Gift Program The Orchard Foundation Outreach Foundation Pall Corporation The Pechet Foundation PerkinElmer Foundation Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Pond Family Foundation The Rhode Island Foundation RMB Capital E&R Rosenman Charitable Foundation Cele H. and William B. Rubin Family Fund Mitchell K. Rudnick Family Trust Sacajawea Charitable Foundation Sanofi Foundation for North America The Schwab Charitable Fund Sibbri Foundation The Sidman Family Foundation Slade Gorton and Company, Inc. Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation ToneyKorf Partners, LLC TripAdvisor, Inc. UBS Donor-Advised Fund UBS Matching Gifts Program U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Vyuha Inc. Wade Family Foundation Walmart Foundation Wellington Management Company, LLP Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gifts Program Whitman Family Foundation Willborough Foundation

“Our decision to help lead this year’s Senior Parents’ Gift was an easy one, as it gave us the opportunity to show our appreciation to BB&N for everything the school has done for our family. “We were also excited to support the Gift’s purpose of renovating the Upper School library, something that will benefit the whole community once life returns to something like normal, and to support the special uKnighted Community Fund. In a year that will always be remembered as the one that got derailed by COVID, it was truly an inspiration to see our fellow parents rally together to create such a meaningful tribute to our graduating seniors.” —Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg P’20, ’23 Co-Chairs, Class of 2020 Senior Parents’ Gift Committee



HONORARY AND MEMORIAL GIFTS Each year BB&N is pleased to receive gifts from individuals and organizations in honor or in memory of a faculty or staff member, family member, friend, or loved one, or to recognize a special occasion. HONORARY GIFTS In Honor of 4C students Louisa Connaughton In Honor of Charles T. Ablon ’17 Alex Ablon In Honor of the Amazing BB&N community Peter M. Nicholas, Jr. ’88 and Christy Nicholas In Honor of Henri Andre Bryan D. Falchuk ’97 In Honor of Diego Morales Baden ’32 Dennis Baden and Nicole Morales In Honor of Ethan Baily ’24 Kenneth and Christine Baily In Honor of Bridget Barber ’24, Connor Barber ’25, and Tatum Barber ’30 Thomas and Lorraine Barber In Honor of Maria Mai Barton Hoony Youn and Hyunsu Ko In Honor of Kevin Bau Michael and Judy Bongiorno

In Honor of BB&N Faculty and Staff Geoffrey Capraro and Summer Getzen Sandro Catanzaro and Gisella Landi Ajay and Layla Chadha Jonathan and Barbara Foot JieLiu and Weitong Ji Elinor S. Ross Folk-Man and Monera Wong In Honor of Alice F. Berenson ’12 Daniel F. Berenson ’09 In Honor of Daniel F. Berenson ’09 Alice F. Berenson ’12 In Honor of Thomas Berentes ’23 Judith Brainerd In Honor of Jake Berger ’20 Linda Berger In Honor of Danielle S. Bernstein ’20 Timothy Bernstein and Suzanne Schwartz In Honor of Sanchali Biswas Anonymous (1) In Honor of Patricia Black Kerry Black In Honor of Graeme Blackman ’10 Nicholas Taylor ’08 In Honor of Nathan Bornstein ’22 Diane Portnoy In Honor of Edward Bourget ’96 Scott Schluter and Cally Gwon In Honor of Ryder Bourget ’33 Bruce and Sue Rittenour

In Honor of Sara C. Bauman ’20 Anonymous (1)

In Honor of Hannah Brodsky ’25 Bill and Roberta Greenberg

In Honor of BB&N Admissions Staff Anonymous (1)

In Honor of Abby Brown ’26 Jason Brown and Claudia Epelbaum Brown

In Honor of BB&N Advancement Office Julie Gray

In Honor of Lewis H. Bryant Nikki Martin Smith ’89

In Honor of BB&N College Counseling Staff Anonymous (1)

In Honor of Buckingham Class of 1971 Mary Cameron Lord ’71 In Honor of Matthew N. Bulman ’20 Eric and Sofia Bulman


(dec.) - deceased

In Honor of Jordan E. Burton ’20 Lisa Burton and Richard Boudreau Mark Burton In Honor of Alexsa Caron ’24 Glenn and Voula Shanks In Honor of Maggie Caso Joseph and Laura Impemba In Honor of the Class of 1953 Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Jr. ’53 In Honor of the Class of 1985 Beth Whitlock ’85 Clarence G. Williams, Jr. ’85 and Joanne Taylor In Honor of the Class of 1999 Kazem Edmond ’99 In Honor of the Class of 2004 Matthew D’Andraia ’04 In Honor of the Class of 2011 Alexandra Patricia Orfao ’11 In Honor of the Class of 2017 Gautam Mitra ’17 In Honor of the Class of 2019 Apratim Sarkar and Sudeshna Das In Honor of the Class of 2020 Zachary D. Horwitz ’16 Allison Kornet In Honor of Albert Coons III Elaine Dai ’13 In Honor of Gabe Cooper ’26 and Leah Cooper ’28 Richard and Paula Getnick In Honor of Anne Coughlin Jerry and Stephanie Coughlan

In Honor of Carter Davidson ’25 Robert Oppenheim In Honor of Zane Anthony Davis ’22 David and Katherine Davis In Honor of Christina DelloRusso Amie Margolis In Honor of Difficult Times Due to COVID-19 Hong Xie and Vicky Wang In Honor of Mary Dolbear Jerry and Stephanie Coughlan In Honor of Kathie Domoto Emiko Domoto-Reilly ’97 In Honor of Sandy Dow Elaine Dai ’13 In Honor of Owen Dowden ’23 Kevin and Betty Ann Keane In Honor of Andrew Brent Elkins, Jr. ’19 and Jonathan B. Elkins ’20 Carolyn Fox In Honor of Alex Erdos ’03 and Elleree Erdos ’08 Michael and Caryl Erdos In Honor of Christian Falasca ’32 Kathy Murphy In Honor of Jaemin Feldman ’24 Jacob Gersen and Jeannie Suk Gersen In Honor of Mark T. Fidler Caroline Sherman ’04 In Honor of Henry Fine ’20 Stuart and Ellen Fine Mary M. Klatt

In Honor of Fred Coyne Alexander and Jane Gavis

In Honor of Ronan M. Fitzgerald ’19 and Tristan Fitzgerald ’22 Tim and D’Jamila Fitzgerald

In Honor of Althea Cranston Amie Margolis

In Honor of Hannah Foell ’00 Stephen Foell and Martha Martin

In Honor of Larry Cravalho Ernest Cravalho and Ruth Tuomala

In Honor of the Foote Family Lamson and Sally Rheinfrank

In Honor of Christa Crewdson Gloria Heppner

In Honor of William A. Fregosi Michael J. Pokorny ’99

In Honor of Katrina Fuller Janet Costello Worthington ’93 and Michael Worthington

In Honor of Jeffrey M. Hodess ’97 and Michael J. Hodess ’02 Paul and Annette Hodess

In Honor of Katie Gayman Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo Scott Schluter and Cally Gwon

In Honor of William Hogan Christine Hogan Ward ’86

In Honor of Lily Gelb ’29 Steven Olitsky

In Honor of Alexa Bryn Horwitz ’12 and Zachary D. Horwitz ’16 Michael Horwitz and Kasey Kaufman

In Honor of Natalie Gersen ’24 Jacob Gersen and Jeannie Suk Gersen

In Honor of Xavier Ip ’23 Carole Griffin

In Honor of Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team Scott Schluter and Cally Gwon

In Honor of Caroline W. Janes ’20 Jennifer Donaldson

In Honor of Henry B. Goddard IV ’20 Hank and Janet Goddard

In Honor of Priscilla Karnovsky Daniel P. Karnovsky ’83

In Honor of Benjamin Goldhaber Hoony Youn and Hyunsu Ko

In Honor of Paige Kemezis Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo

In Honor of Harry J. Golen ’19 Jimmy and Toni Golen

In Honor of Annabel G. Kiley ’19 Manley Kiley, Jr. and Mary Leahy

In Honor of Victoria A. Gonzalez Canalle ’19 and Isabel Elena Gonzalez ’21 Edgar Gonzalez and Sheila Canalle-Gonzalez

In Honor of Allison Kornet William H. Levinson ’15

In Honor of Henry Goodman ’20 and Charlotte Goodman ’23 Richard and Linda Silverman In Honor of Nathaniel Gorton ’56 and Family Slade Gorton and Company, Inc. In Honor of Cole K. Grevelink ’20 Joannes Grevelink and Suzanne Virnelli In Honor of Kathy Gruning Joseph and Laura Impemba In Honor of Bear E. Gruzen ’20 Alex and Karen Gruzen In Honor of Peter K. Gunness Henri Andre Bill Rogers In Honor of Jack Haining ’22 Leonard and Marcelle Joffe In Honor of Margaret Sandoz Hardy ’61 James Donovan ’61 In Honor of Jemma Harvey ’24 Stephanie Levinger Harvey Zachary J. Harvey

In Honor of Corey Kumin ’27 Steve and Tammy Kumin In Honor of Kenneth Kurtz ’89 Bob and Natalie Schlundt In Honor of Rémy J.E. Lacchia ’20 Bill and Patricia Ferry In Honor of Rob Leith Elizabeth Arledge Elaine Dai ’13 Dean and Paula Kolbas Andrew F. Upton ’81 and Alison Mitchell In Honor of Ethan Levy ’21 Robert M. Levy In Honor of Gabriel E. Levy ’20 Joshua Levy and Rachel Rock In Honor of Mark C. Lindberg Andreas F.M. Frank ’18 David and Kay Kane Said and Ashley Nazemi Judah Silver Robert Warner ’06 In Honor of Lower School Music Department Deborah Slade and Jeffrey Pierce



In Honor of Yuanxin Ma ’23 Lin Ma and Angela Zhu

In Honor of Giovanni Pieri ’30 Massimiliano Pieri and Jeanne Huang

In Honor of Jason Schlundt ’07 Bob and Natalie Schlundt

In Honor of Louise Makrauer Laura Duncan Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo

In Honor of Alison Plump ’18 and Emily Plump ’20 Leslie and Ruth Plump

In Honor of Amy Selinger Xin Liu Johnson and Owen Johnson Tracy Rosette

In Honor of Molly Martin ’22 and Tyler Martin ’22 Mark and Naomi Martin

In Honor of Gene Pool Michael M. Slavin ’77

In Honor of Charlotte L. Shapiro ’20 Benjamin Shapiro and Kerry McGill

In Honor of Jennifer Price Tracy Rosette

In Honor of Harper Shavell ’33 Catherine E. Shavell

In Honor of Clio Quilter-Vagts ’21 and Pepe Quilter-Vagts ’26 Elvira Quilter

In Honor of Michael Skocpol ’06 Bill and Theda Skocpol

In Honor of Karen Kurtz Matzkin ’91 Bob and Natalie Schlundt In Honor of Beth McNamara Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo Jimmy and Pamela Tang In Honor of Kathryn Medeiros ’10 Donald and Charlene Medeiros In Honor of Christopher C. Meissner ’00 Ryan M. Paylor ’00 In Honor of Mrs. Mendelsohn and all of the teachers who inspired my love of learning Katrina Scully Ohl ’80 In Honor of Anthony Moccia ’10 Kaeghan Kelly ’10 In Honor of Rory Morton ’81 Michael and Judy Bongiorno Amie Margolis In Honor of Jessica Mulligan ’10 Marilyn Pike In Honor of Kathy Murphy Craig McLaughlin In Honor of Andrew and Sara Myerson David Myerson In Honor of John Norton Michelle L. Zhang ’15 In Honor of Nick Papas Barbara Crawford ’61

In Honor of Brian Reasoner Leon and Marie Ridore In Honor of Sam Richards ’28 Tracy Bellavance In Honor of Bill Rogers Elaine Dai ’13 Joseph and Laura Impemba Ravi Reddy and Veena Molagavalli Andrew F. Upton ’81 and Alison Mitchell In Honor of Janet B. Rosen Jo-Ann Lovejoy In Honor of Tracy Rosette Karen Gill and Christian Elliot In Honor of Elinor S. Ross Abigail Cable ’06 Karen Gill and Christian Elliot In Honor of W. Allen Rossiter Robert C. Meyer ’75 In Honor of Lucas Sabatini ’24 and Rafael Sabatini ’29 David D. Sabatini and Zulema Lena Sabatini In Honor of Charles Samuels ’98 Linda Samuels

In Honor of Kitso Paulson ’25 and Matthias Paulson ’26 Richard and Petra Paulson

In Honor of Jesse Sarzana ’93 Todd M. Harrison ’77 and Alicia Crothers-Harrison Amie Margolis

In Honor of Sonja Peetz-Larsen ’26 and Christian Peetz-Larsen ’30 Kimberly R. Irish

In Honor of Leo Sarzana ’23 and Avery Sarzana ’25 Richard and Arlene Scott


(dec.) - deceased

In Honor of the fabulous Upper School teachers Brian Gill and Jennifer Lerner In Honor of Evelyn Varghese ’30 and Grace Varghese ’32 Karen Koza In Honor of Joshua Walker Todd M. Harrison ’77 and Alicia Crothers-Harrison

MEMORIAL GIFTS In Memory of Donald Bauer Naren Bauer In Memory of Samuel Bellavance Arthea Bellavance In Memory of Roberta J. Biery David and Jane Otte

In Memory of John H. Etter ’49 Henri Andre Bruce H. Brehm ’63 Todd M. Harrison ’77 and Alicia Crothers-Harrison Joseph E. McKeigue ’64 In Memory of John N. Fisher, Sr. ’45 John N. Fisher, Jr. ’71 In Memory of Cary Girod Donald K. and Charlene M. Medeiros

In Honor of William Wang ’31 Kaiyuan Wang and Liannan Jin

In Memory of Jenny Fiol Birch ’87 Jeanne Fiol Burlingame Joel Goldberg ’87 and Cybill Goldberg

In Honor of Jaylen C. Smith ’19 Phyllis Grant

In Honor of Katherine White ’22 and Caroline White ’23 Stanley and Beverly Erdreich

In Memory of John J. Brisbois James Donovan ’61 Edward A. Duane ’56

In Memory of Xiaochuan Hu Bin Zhao and Hui Hu

In Honor of Ada Snider Deborah Slade and Jeffrey Pierce

In Honor of Benjamin L. Wiegand ’20 Torsten and Beebe Wiegand

In Memory of Lucienne Brode Helen Chen ’64

In Memory of David L. Kasdon ’63 David L. Kasdon Trust Fund

In Honor of Samantha Suplee ’22 Rosa G. Collado

In Honor of Michael Willey Michael and Judy Bongiorno

In Memory of Marina Keegan ’08 Kate Selker ’07

In Honor of Benjamin Surenian ’23 Stacey Surenian

In Honor of Wesley Williams David and Kay Kane

In Memory of Andy Bruce Alexandra Marshall Bruce Art Marshall V Art and Terry Marshall Dan, Casey, and Madeline Okoniewski

In Honor of Youssef Talha Mary and Jennifer Lewis-Pierce

In Honor of Edward T. Wright ’86 Mary Laverne Wright Miner

In Memory of Ann Lee Smith Bugbee ’54 Elizabeth MacMahon Jochnick ’54

In Honor of Geoff Theobald Todd M. Harrison ’77 and Alicia Crothers-Harrison

In Honor of Yinong Yang Laura Klatt Fine ’86 and Andrew Fine

In Memory of Henry T. M. Chen ’63 Helen Chen ’64

In Honor of Walter Young Benjamin L. Wiegand ’20

In Memory of Our Classmates Who Have Passed On Holly Coombs ’90

In Honor of Margaret Theobald ’20, Jack Theobald ’22, and Maeve Theobald ’25 John and Joan Riley Michael and Kathryn Theobald In Honor of Christian Tonsgard Michael and Anne Fantozzi In Honor of Gabriel Treloar ’28 Ursula B. Stahl In Honor of Rebecca T. Upham Cynthia Chace ’70 Rosalind E. Gorin ’62 and Matthew Budd Bud Gruenberg ’60 and Jennifer Gruenberg Sheila Malone King ’50 (dec.) and William B. King Peter K. Levitt ’84 and Adriana A. Levitt Richard and Pat Light Chuck and Susie Longfield

In Honor of Liza Brandt Zassenhaus David M. Lieberman 96

In Memory of Robert C. Clothier Carol Foster Whitlock ’64 In Memory of Russell desCognets II ’77 Gwendolyn B. desCognets In Memory of Florence S. DeVecchi Andrew F. Upton ’81 and Alison Mitchell Lydia E. Vagts ’81 In Memory of Jonathan E. Diehl ’72 Suzanne Whitman Diehl In Memory of Bob Edbrooke Adon Wade-Currie ’15 Janet Costello Worthington ’93 and Michael Worthington

In Memory of Ruth C. Griffin Janet Griffin Abbott ’63

In Memory of Christopher Kern ’99 Edward and Bernadette Bourget Michael Ellis ’99 David Harburger ’98 Diana F. MacPhail Jonathan Tracy ’99 In Memory of Edgar H. Knapp Edward C. Bursk, Jr. ’50 In Memory of Norman Law Elinor S. Ross In Memory of Ruddy P. A. Ligonde ’10 Anonymous (1) Tanzila Ahad ’10 Noah Aldrich ’10 Anna Ancona ’10 Brooke Baumgartner ’10 Graeme Blackman ’10 Maggie Brelis-Farrell ’10 Lydia Carthy ’10 Michelle Davidson ’10 Morgan Dove ’10 Chelinde Edouard ’10 Alexander Farkes ’10 Victoria Goldman ’10 Justin Kirchner ’10 Kara Lehman ’10 James McCaffrey ’10 Kathryn Medeiros ’10 Jessica Mulligan ’10 Derek Papagianopoulos ’10



Adrian Pforzheimer ’10 Joelle Rebeiz ’10 Brianna Smith ’10 Alexandros Souris ’10 (dec.) Julianna Spievack ’10 Alexandra Wozniak ’10

In Memory of Robert F. Porter Karen Todd ’91

BB&N greatly appreciates the In Memory of Kendric Price ’05 Joelinda Coichy Johnson ’07

In Memory of Roberta MacCutcheon Michael and Ashley MacCutcheon

In Memory of Lynsey Graham Rea ’90 Cory Liebergott Floyd ’90 Caleb Winder ’90

In Memory of Samuel Malignaggi Lorraine Malignaggi

In Memory of Bess Rosenzweig ’09 Melissa Alvarez ’11

In Memory of Helen McCann David R. McCann ’62

In Memory of George E. Serries Allison B. Carnduff ’81 and Vincent Tompkins Todd M. Harrison ’77 and Alicia Crothers-Harrison

In Memory of Harold P. Melcher, Jr. James Donovan ’61 Wadie Z. Ibrahim ’58 James McLendon ’62 Theodore L. Westlake ’69 In Memory of E. Vincent Merry, Jr. Lee T. Archung ’72 Tamara W. Ashford ’86 Thomas D. Lincoln ’63 In Memory of Kenneth A. Moskow ’79 Shelagh Lafferty Moskow In Memory of TQ Moy Frank F. Chin ’54 In Memory of Warren F. Myers Judith B. McDonough In Memory of Ryan C. Neff ’89 Courtney and Donna Neff In Memory of Mary Newmann Henri Andre In Memory of Marianne E. Olds Richard S. Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds In Memory of Joseph F. O’Neil Elinor R. O’Neil In Memory of Robert M. O’Neil ’52 Karen O’Neil In Memory of John B. Petropoulos Eric Cole ’81 William Lawrence ’76 Ted and Lynn Trodden


(dec.) - deceased


In Memory of Alexandros Souris ’10 Tanzila Ahad ’10 Graeme Blackman ’10 Joelle Rebeiz ’10 Brianna Smith ’10

generosity of alumni/ae, parents, and friends who contributed goods or services to the school that were used to enhance academic programs or to offset budgeted expenses. Jean H. Bleyle Scott and Kristi Eckert Howard and Mameve Medwed Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Katya Salkever



In Memory of Peter Steffian ’54 Amy F. Steffian ’80

BB&N’s uKnighted Community Day, our 2020 Day of Giving, raised $273,000 from 226 donors in support of the uKnighted Community Fund and other BB&N Fund priorities.

In Memory of Craig B. Stonestreet ’49 Robert Duggan Leigh P. Hogan Paul G. Kirby ’52 John and Leslie Stonestreet Wilma Stonestreet Peter and Ann Tower Jennifer Stonestreet Uhrig and Jonathan Miles Uhrig In Memory of Alanson H. Sturgis, Jr. Kristen Quigley Coe ’79

above: Katja Rankel ’28

In Memory of Rouben Surenian Gregory Surenian

left: Benjamin Brunet ’32

In Memory of John H. (Doc) Walters, Jr. Dennis W. Choi ’70 In Memory of Paul Watkins ’45 Ann Watkins In Memory of Dean Charles P. Whitlock Carol Foster Whitlock ’64 In Memory of Mary Faxon Willard Lindsay W. White ’05



D O N O R S TO E N D OW E D AND SPENDABLE FUNDS, C A P I TA L P R O J E C T S , A N D S P E C I A L I N I T I AT I V E S BB&N greatly appreciates the generous support of the parents, alumni/ae, and friends listed below who made gifts, payments, or pledges to endowed and spendable funds, capital projects, and other special fundraising initiatives during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The list below includes a brief description of the history and purpose of the endowed and spendable funds to which gifts were made this year. For a complete list of BB&N Endowment and Spendable Funds, visit endowment.

DONORS TO ENDOWED AND SPENDABLE F UNDS Barrocas Family Fund for Faculty and Staff Exchange and Travel Established in 2019 by Mark and Irina Barrocas P’22, ’24, this Fund supports grants for faculty and staff travel and teacher exchanges. Mark and Irina Barrocas BFF Fund for Financial Aid Anonymous (1) Jenny Fiol Birch 1987 Financial Aid Endowment Fund Originally established by alumni/ae and friends of the Class of 1987 in memory of Jenny Fiol Birch ’87, the Jenny Fiol Birch Financial Aid Endowment Fund was endowed in 2012 through a gift from Jenny’s mother, Jeanne Burlingame, and supports financial aid students’ expenses for school-sponsored international trips. Jeanne Fiol Burlingame Joel Goldberg ’87 and Cybill Goldberg Patricia Ann Blevins ’44 Drama Fund Established in 2016 by family of Patricia Blevins Till ’44, this Fund honors the memory of this alumna who developed her lifelong passion for theater during her time at Buckingham. The Blevins Drama Fund supports the ongoing expenses of the drama programs on BB&N’s Lower and Middle School campuses. Ben Butcher


(dec.) - deceased

Andy Bruce BB&N Camp Scholarship Fund Established in 2018 in memory of BB&N Afterschool Teacher and Camp Counselor Andy Bruce, this Fund provides financial aid for campers attending the BB&N Summer Camp. Alexandra Marshall Bruce Art Marshall V Art and Terry Marshall Dan, Casey, and Madeline Okoniewski John & Archontoula Bucuvalas Scholarship Fund Established in 1998 by Michael Bucuvalas ’66 and his wife Martha, this Fund provides financial aid for talented and deserving students, with a preference for students from the Somerville Public Schools. Michael J. Bucuvalas ’66 and Martha Bucuvalas The Joe and Lucy Chung Financial Aid Fund Established in 2007 by BB&N parents Joe and Lucy Chung, this Fund provides support for BB&N’s financial aid program. Joe and Lucy Chung Class of 2018 Financial Aid Endowment Fund Created by parents of the Class of 2018 through their Senior Parents’ Gift, this Fund supports BB&N’s general financial aid budget. Gary and Melissa Tearney Class of 2019 Faculty Support Endowment Fund Created by parents of the Class of 2019 through their Senior Parents’ Gift, this Fund supports BB&N’s faculty salary and professional development budget. Charles and Betsey Gifford JK Nicholas ’85 and Virginia Shannon Class of 2019 Financial Aid Endowent Fund Created by parents of the Class of 2019 through their Senior Parents’ Gift, this Fund supports BB&N’s general financial aid budget. Charles and Betsey Gifford JK Nicholas ’85 and Virginia Shannon Gary and Mary Pforzheimer Curhan-Pokross Fund to Promote Faculty Excellence Established by members of the Curhan and Pokross families to encourage and promote faculty excellence, this Fund provides training and professional development opportunities for BB&N faculty on all three campuses. Jared Curhan ’89 and Katie Curhan Ronald and Joan Curhan Jenifer Curhan Panner ’86 David Pokross, Jr. and Laurie S. Gill Samuel Pokross ’09

Ewald Family Financial Aid Fund Established in 2018 by Oliver and Negin Ewald P’19, ’21, this Fund supports the school’s general financial aid program with a preference for an Upper School student. Oliver and Negin Ewald Faculty Legends Endowment Fund Established in 2019, this Fund provides financial resources for faculty and staff compensation and professional development, as well as financial aid for faculty and staff children. Elizabeth Arledge Cetrulo Family David and Debra Cox Elaine Yilin Dai ’13 Dean and Paula Kolbas Paul Milbury and Heidi Lehner Joel C. Monell Orlando and Anita Patterson Michael J. Pokorny ’99 Ravi Reddy and Veena Molagavalli Katherine Tomford ’95 Andrew Upton ’81 and Alison Mitchell Philip and Allison Walton Financial Aid Endowment Jesse and Pam Baker Tim and Christina Cohen Michael DeMichele and Elizabeth Shelburne Shep Perkins and Lisa Mullan Perkins General Endowment Estate of Adelaide Comegys ’48 Estate of Donald D. Mordecai ’56 and Patricia Mordecai Estate of Allan H. Seigal ’51 Estate of Benjamin T. Wright ’40 Gordon Rowe Family Upper School Faculty Enrichment Fund Established in 2012 by Wendy Gordon and Larry Rowe P’09, ’13, this Fund provides grants to support professional enrichment opportunities for Upper School faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the classroom. The Gordon and Rowe Family Gunness Scholars Fund Established in 2014 in honor of Peter K. Gunness, former Head of Browne & Nichols and BB&N from 1969 - 1992, this Fund provides support for BB&N’s financial aid program. Bill Rogers and Meg Wickwire

Margaret S. Hardy ’61 Financial Aid Fund Established in 2020 by Jim Donovan ’61 in honor of faculty emerita Margaret S. Hardy ’61 and in memory of former faculty John Brisbois and Harold Melcher, Jr., this Fund supports the general financial aid budget. James Donovan ’61 Bartlett M. Hauthaway Scholarship Fund Established in 2001 by Bartlett M. Hauthaway ’42, this Fund provides financial aid for one or more Upper School students who are strongly motivated, intellectually or artistically promising, eager to lead or create, and who have a deep and abiding interest in nature. Bartlett M. Hauthaway ’42 (dec.) Marina Keegan ’08 Memorial Fund Established in 2012 to honor the memory of Marina Keegan ’08, a student noteworthy for her wide-ranging involvement in BB&N and her distinct talents, this Fund provides support for the Marina Keegan ’08 Summer Fellowship Program. Kate Selker ’07 Christopher James Kern Scholarship Fund Established in 2001 by family and friends in memory of Christopher Kern ’99, this Fund provides financial aid to an Upper School scholar-athlete. David S. Harburger ’98 Jonathan Tracy ’99 Legacy Foreign Language Fund Established in 2007 by Eleanor CampbellSwank ’76, this Fund is used to enhance the objectives of the language programs on all three campuses. Eleanor S. Campbell-Swank ’76 E. Vincent Merry Fund Established in 1980 in memory of E. Vincent Merry, husband of BB&N former trustee Karan A. Merry P’86, ’91, this Fund provides financial assistance for academic or special programs for minority students and faculty. Lee T. Archung ’72 Tamara W. Ashford ’86 Thomas D. Lincoln ’63

Past Parents Financial Aid Fund Established in 1999 by parents of BB&N graduates, this Fund provides financial aid for an Upper School student. Linda and Alex Beavers Ruth and Richard Cole Francine and Bill Crawford Betsy Banks Epstein and David R. Epstein ’68 Caryl Goodman and Austin Wertheimer Hanne and R. Jeremy Grantham D. Fleet Hill and Walter J. Popper Nancy and Philip Kukura Heidi Lehner and Paul Milbury Monica and Michael Lehner Eileen and Dan Logan Rebecca and Jonathan Niloff Barbara Roberts and David B. Roberts ’67 Christine Balko Slywotzky and Adrian Slywotzky Hilary Wodlinger Petropoulos Art Scholars Program Fund The Petropoulos Art Scholars Program Fund honors the memory of John B. Petropoulos P’93, a beloved member of the B&N and BB&N Upper School Art Department faculty from 1962 to 1982. The Petropoulos Art Scholars Program provides an enriched extracurricular arts experience for Upper School students. Eric Cole ’81 Raina Family Global Education Endowment Fund Established in 2018, this Fund is used to support the programs and initiatives of BB&N’s Global Education Program, including funding for workshops, conferences, and international travel for students on all three campuses; and professional development for faculty including conferences, workshops, travel, and curriculum development. Vikrant Raina and Pratima Abichandani W. Allen Rossiter Faculty Professional Development Fund Established in 2008 by family and friends of retiring faculty member W. Allen Rossiter, in recognition of his dedication and commitment to BB&N during his 39-year career as a member of the Upper School faculty and administration, this Fund supports professional development for Upper School faculty. Robert C. Meyer ’75 Selina Wood Rossiter ’89

Spendable Financial Aid Fund Michael and Deedie Bouscaren Craig B. Stonestreet ’49 Scholarship Fund Established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of Craig B. Stonestreet ’49, Former Director of the Upper School, this Fund is used to provide financial aid to deserving Upper School scholar-athletes. The Fund also provides an annual prize to a member of the junior class in recognition of high scholarship, excellence in athletics, and constructive influence within the School. Robert Duggan John Stonestreet ’84 and Leslie Stonestreet Wilma Stonestreet Peter and Ann Tower Jennifer Stonestreet Uhrig and Jonathan Miles Uhrig Upham Scholars Fund Established in 2018 in honor of outgoing Head of School Rebecca T. Upham to recognize her 17-year legacy of leadership, accomplishments, and strong commitment to a diverse community, this Fund supports the general financial aid program of BB&N Cynthia Chace ’70 Rosalind E. Gorin ’62 and Matthew Budd Bud Gruenberg ’60 and Jennifer Gruenberg Sheila Malone King ’50 (dec.) and William B. King Peter Levitt ’84 and and Adriana Levitt Richard and Pat Light Chuck and Susie Longfield Willow Tree Scholars Fund Established in 2020, this Fund will be used to support the general financial aid program of BB&N with a preference for a student admitted to the school in the Lower School who identfies as a student of color and demonstrates a high need for financial support. Anonymous (1) Wu Scholar Fund Established in 2015 by Fan Wu ’98 to honor his parents, this Fund supports BB&N’s financial aid program. Fan Wu ’98



DONORS TO SPECIAL PRO JECTS AND INITIATIVES Keystone Scholars Program Established in 2019, this program recognizes alumni/ae who make a BB&N Fund gift for financial aid of $10,000 or more ($5,000 or more for alumni/ae through 20 years following graduation) and provides donors with an opportunity to fund a one-year Keystone Scholars Grant for a current BB&N student. Jason Oppenheim ’98 uKnighted Community Fund The uKnighted Community Fund was established in 2020 In response to the various ways that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting members of the BB&N community. Gifts designated to this Fund provide resources for Head of School Jennifer Price to allocate as needs arise within our family, faculty, and staff community. Anonymous (11) Richard and Mia Able Amani Abu Shakra Leslie Ahlstrand ’08 Henri Andre Rayce and Martha Anselmo David and Andrea Attisani Beth Myers Azano ’95 and Chip Azano Kenneth and Christine Baily Jesse and Pam Baker Justin and Kristina Barclay Joyceline Barker Kevin Bau Karina Baum and Itai Vardi Moungi Bawendi Laurie Bean Tracy Bellavance Nicholas and Dana Bentley David Berger and Micki Rowaan Seth and Mandy Berman Timothy Bernstein and Suzanne Schwartz Corey and Nikki Bialow Chris Bierly and Margaret Boasberg Sanchali Biswas Graeme Blackman ’10 Dudley Blodget Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst ’83 and Walter Bornhorst Edward Bourget ’96 and Tracy Bourget Lynda Boyages Gil and Hilla Breiman Milton Britton, Jr. and Lori Smith-Britton Chuck and Kate Brizius Gregg and Lauren Brodsky Beth Brown Louise Brown


Christian Brunet and Whitney Dayton Brunet Eric and Sofia Bulman Lucinda Burk Lisa Burton and Richard Boudreau Diana Cannata Amy Carey Joseph and Kristin Casey John and Jennifer Cassedy Sandro Catanzaro and Gisella Landi Caitlin Cavanaugh Ajay and Layla Chadha Richard Chalfen ’60 Kelly Chan ’03 Richard Chang Michael Chapman Alexandra Chinoporos ’78 Daniel Chung and Joseph Chart Joe Clifford Pieter Cohen and Lauren Budding Gregory and Nancy Cohen Laura Cohen ’01 Tim and Christina Cohen Steven and Alexi Conine Louisa Connaughton Aaron and Emily Cooper John Cotter Jerry and Stephanie Coughlan Anne Coughlin Melissa Courtemanche Fred Coyne Anthony and Janine Cozier Cecily Craighill Davis Althea Cranston Sam Crihfield Sophia Culpepper Stephen and Katie Dadagian Isabel Dau John Davis and Bryan Nadeau Frédéric and Deirdre DeBruyn Rubio Joe Decastro Christina DelloRusso Thomas Denn Mike Derrenberger Neil Priyakant Desai and Priya Giri Desai Amit and Gitika Desai Sandra Desroches Dennis Devlin and Judith Centola Farah DiPasquale Jeff and Neely Dodge Mary Dolbear and Gabriela Gonzenbach Christina Dominique-Pierre Nathan and Patricia Dowden Craig and Joan Driscoll Erik Dubovik and Shirley Chung Larysa Dubovik Laura Duncan John Durfee and Preeti Patel Christopher Dwyer

Michael and Manisha Eckton Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 and Chris Egan Brent Elkins Ryan and Dena Enos Sam and Alexandra Epee-Bounya Elliot Eton ’14 Gian and Karen Fabbri Mark and Hannah Farbstein Lauren Feldman James and Colette Ferreira Bill and Patricia Ferry Mark and Tobey Fidler Carol Fine Andrew Fletcher Roger and Gwen Forman Sherman Francis and Shanalee Saunders-Francis Scott Friend and Leslie Riedel Roger Fussa Christopher Gaines Ian Gaisford and Louise McCarthy Fen-Biao Gao and Kim Huang Jennifer Gatti Katie Gayman Kathi Gellar Adam Gershenson Philip and Erika Giampietro Brian Gill and Jennifer Lerner Karen Gill and Christian Elliot Diana Perez Glass Ryan Glennon Hank and Janet Goddard Scott and Amy Goebel Jay and Tara Gohlmann Kim Gold Benjamin Goldhaber Steven Goldman Edgar Gonzalez and Sheila Canalle-Gonzalez Chris and Mary Beth Gordon Mark Goulthorpe and Ashley Schafer Julie Gray Carolyn Greenberg ’75 Stephanie Guilmet Jason P. Hafler ’00 and Abigail Bristol Hafler Bobby Hahn Nastaran Hakimi ’07 Rachel Kroner Hanselman ’89 and John Hanselman William and Claire Harden Lionel and Irene Harris Stephanie Levinger Harvey Stephanie Haug Robert and Kathryn Hassell Jenna Havelin Jeff and Christa Hawkins Matt and Elena Hawryluk Joshua and Shelly Heacock Katharine Winslow Herzog ’62 Bob and Kristine Higgins

Ted and Sadie Higgins Sarah Hoffman ’78 Leigh Hogan Richmond Holden III ’01 and Kathryn Kargman Holden ’01 Camille Hoven Dick and Beth Jacobson Gretchen Johnson Keith Jones Nicole Kahn Bill and Lynn Kargman Meena Kaur Chris Kauth and Lynda Dugas James and Ellen Kelley Paige Kemezis Paul and Libby Kenney Bill Keravuori and Jennifer Epstein Induprakas and Veena Keri Jeff and Lisa Kerrigan Howard and Tina Kesselheim Jared and Dara Kesselheim Kelley Kingman Gordon and Tania Kluzak Stephen Knight and Elizabeth Q. Knight Dean and Paula Kolbas Kristen Kosich Hadley Kyle Patrick Lacchia and Nicole Ferry-Lacchia Deborah Laing Ken and Vicky Lang Young Lee and Young Ju Rhee Mark Leeds ’83 Kara Lehman ’10 Susan Lehman Eric and Michelle Lev Stuart Levinson and Jennifer Keddy Peter K. Levitt ’84 and Adriana A. Levitt David and Persis Levy Sarah Montgomery Lewis ’01 Mary and Jennifer Lewis-Pierce Francis and Marjorie Lichtenberger Richard and Pat Light August Lin ’14 Jaye Locke Rebecca Lombardo Carl and Bridget Long Carol Looby Carine Luxama Michael Lyman and Jean Klingler Sasha Lyons Sean Ma and Qing Yao Michael and Ashley MacCutcheon Ross MacDonald Omar Machado David and Alyssa Mack Meg Macri Prashanth and Revathy Mahendra-Rajah Louise Makrauer

Charles and Kimberly Mallio Richard and Beverly Malone Hiren Mankodi and Devika Kapoor Jonathan Mansbach and Rachel White Andrew Marcinek Amie Margolis Mark and Naomi Martin Daniel McClure Jeff McGann Arthur and Jennifer McGivern Edward and Marcy McGourty Sydney McKinley Beth McNamara PJ McNealy and Rosemary Reilly Gus Means Donald and Charlene Medeiros Rania Melki Richard Miner and Corinne Nagy Geordie and Mary Mitchell Gautam Mitra ’17 Anthony Moccia Karol Monsalve Stephanie Moon Kathy Murphy William Murphy and Claire Corcoran Patricia Muumba Karen Myers Andrew and Sara Myerson Jacob Nagy Kathy Newell Martha Newport JK Nicholas ’85 and Virginia Shannon Peter M. Nicholas, Jr. ’88 and Christy Nicholas Pete and Ginny Nicholas Robert and Sabrina Nicholson Timothy and Corinne Noyes Joseph O’Brien Kristi O’Connor John Oh and Tara Fisher Oh Emma O’Loughlin Olivia O’Regan ’17 Felix Osagie and Uwa Ogbebor Christine Oulton Marjorie Palace Monica Palacio Paris and Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Frank and Kelly Panayotou Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Orlando and Anita Patterson Richard and Petra Paulson Shep Perkins and Lisa Mullins Perkins Milyna Phillips ’99 Massimiliano Pieri and Jeanne Huang Morgan Pierson ’01 Andrew and Suzanne Plump Roy and Linda Pollock Ric Pontes Descatur Potier ’99

Cameron and Amy Pratt Emma Price Maura Pritchard George Qiao and Hong Liu Daniel Qiu and Victoria Xiang David Quilter Gerard and Diane Quintanar Marie Quintanar ’21 Esme Rabin Lauren Rader Ranbir and Karun Rai Alison Randall Alisa Ray ’98 Ravi Reddy and Veena Molagavalli Anthony and Yuka Reppucci Ian and Marlene Reynolds Shadman and Faiza Riaz Chuck Richard and Sandra Fay-Richard Donald Richards John and Betsy Richardson Henning Richter and Sophie Allende-Richter Leon and Marie Ridore Bruce and Sue Rittenour Donald and Kimberly Robbins Justin Roberts and Dana Popkave Micheal and Margaret Rorick Janet B. Rosen Lizzie Rosenberger Tracy Rosette Elinor Ross Joshua and Sara Ross Matthew Rubins and Meredith Rosenberg Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg Margarita Ruiz Bernardo and Mary Sabatini David Sabatini and Valentina Nardi Mason Sandell and Jacquelyn Fahey Sandell Zach Sanders ’10 and Bethany Crombie Sanders ’10 Hashim Sarkis and Diala Ezzeddine Jesse Sarzana ’93 and Autumn Sarzana Robert Savage and Agnes Buczynski James Scanlon, Jr. and Kathleen Scanlon Ariane Schwartz ’01 Sarah Schwartz ’00 and Kasey Russell Amy Selinger James Sennette Rajeev and Ila Shah Catherine Shavell Kerri Anne Shea Thomas J. Siegel Bill and Theda Skocpol Brianna Smith ’10 Soyoun and Megan Song Rob and Fiona Soni Eric and Sarah Stellwagen Apple Stephen ’88 and Andrew Kirk Frederick A. Stevens, Jr. ’48



Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 and Pel Stockwell Nicole Stone Cay Stratton ’60 Kevin and Nausikaa Sullivan Ali Sultan and Linda Zarifi Lei Sun and Hong Chen Rajeev Surati and Anubha Sacheti Stacey Surenian Wendy Svatek Rahul and Jo Swani Angela and Christopher Tabb Eric Taitano and Colleen Murphy Scott Tang Zoe Tarshis Vanessa Taylor Nicole Tennermann Qing Tian and Hongyi Ma Jeremy and Orit Tobin Christian Tonsgard Jennifer Trent Ted and Lynn Trodden John and Kelly Tsay Matt Turnbull Ravinda and Chitra Uppaluri Andrew F. Upton ’81 and Alison Mitchell Lydia E. Vagts ’81 Saskia Van Vactor Carole and George Varghese Atul and Manisha Varma Cecilia Velander ’19 Fredrik and Becky Velander Allison Wade Jim and Margaret Wade Jamie Wallace Kaiyuan Wang and Liannan Jin Yong Wang and Ying Tian Frank and Alice Wang Eugene Warner Jed and Asia Webber Steven and Cristina West Benjamin L. Wiegand ’20 Torsten and Beebe Wiegand Monika Wilkinson Wesley Williams Mark and Nicole Wilson Nick and Tricia Winton Folk-Man and Monera Wong James Wood and Claire Messud Janet Costello Worthington ’93 and Michael Worthington Fan Wu ’98 Lanie Wurzel Yinong Yang and Youhong Zhao Agnes Yapp Adam Zalisk ’03 Robert and Eileen Zalisk Amena Zavery Allen Zhang and Tracy Ma


Jun Zhang and Wenfang Liu Bin Zhao and Hui Hu Doug and Laura Ziewacz Upper School Theater Name-a-Seat Initiative Ron and Joan Curhan Gian and Karen Fabbri DONORS TO CAPITAL PRO JECTS Class of 2020 Senior Parents’ Gift/Upper School Library Renovation Project Gifts from Class of 2020 parents and other donors will be used to fund renovations to the Charles and Elizabeth Almy Library on the Upper School campus. Anonymous (3) Justin and Kristina Barclay David and Virginia Barrow Moungi Bawendi David Berger and Micki Rowaan Timothy Bernstein and Suzanne Schwartz Kerry Black Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst ’83 and Walter Bornhorst Jacob Brown III and Lori Catallozzi Christian Brunet and Whitney Dayton Brunet Eric and Sofia Bulman Lisa Burton and Richard Boudreau Mark Burton Charles and Adelina Carney Rachel Smollen Carter ’81 and Richard Carter Gregory and Nancy Cohen Pieter Cohen and Lauren Budding Michael Crowley and Weiping Wu Stephen and Katie Dadagian John Davis and Bryan Nadeau Doran and Karen Donovan Brent Elkins Michael and Anne Fantozzi Bill and Patricia Ferry Laura Klatt Fine ’86 and Andrew Fine Fen-Biao Gao and Kim Huang Hank and Janet Goddard Jonathan Goodman Rex Green and Lisa Der Joannes Grevelink and Suzanne Virnelli Alex and Karen Gruzen Joseph and Mary Hallice William and Claire Harden Zhenghua Hong and Jianqin Lu Joseph and Laura Impemba Thomas W. Janes James and Ellen Kelley Richard and Antoinette Kennedy Bill Keravuori and Jennifer Epstein Albert and Kate Kim Stephen Knight and Elizabeth Q. Knight

Dean and Paula Kolbas Patrick Lacchia and Nicole Ferry-Lacchia Ken and Vicky Lang Chiang Li and Liz Zhao Qi Li and Yiqi Jin Rachel Loughran Jonathan Mansbach and Rachel White Serge Mathieu and Rose Cornet-Mathieu Edward and Marcy McGourty William Murphy and Claire Corcoran Katherine Champion Murphy ’81 Timothy and Corinne Noyes Suzy Palitz Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Frederick Park and Bonnie Wargo Peter Pingitore and Suzanne Glassburn Andrew and Suzanne Plump Kyle and Erika Pond James and Mary Reed Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg Mason Sandell and Jacquelyn Fahey Sandell Robert Savage and Agnes Buczynski Elizabeth Silverman Suzanne Siner ’86 and Daniel Mirel Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 and Pel Stockwell Kingsley Taft and Gillien Todd Ravinda and Chitra Uppaluri Frank and Alice Wang Guolin Wen and Lin Xu Tim N. Whiting ’65 Benjamin L. Wiegand ’20 Torsten and Beebe Wiegand Allen Zhang and Tracy Ma

765 765 parents, alumni/ae, grandparents, and faculty volunteered for BB&N in 20192020 through the school’s Parents’ Association, admissions, fundraising, alumni/ae engagement, reunion, and other programs.

Lower School Science, Technology, and Music Center George Baldwin Middle School Building Project Debra Longstreet and Peter Lipson

above: Tahj Dorlean ’33

Nicholas Athletic Center Indoor Turf Field Oliver and Negin Ewald

left: Annisa Enos ’31





We are deeply grateful to the many

Trustee Advancement Committee Leslie Riedel, Chair Pam Baker Tim Cohen Alexandra Epee-Bounya Jason P. Hafler Jeff Hawkins Ken Lang Marjorie Lichtenberger Erica Gervais Pappendick Becky Velander Adam Zalisk, ’03

parents, grandparents, alumni/ae, students, faculty, staff, and friends listed below who contributed countless hours of volunteer time to BB&N last year through various activities in support of the school’s mission. Without their efforts, BB&N could not have achieved the results and accomplishments celebrated in this report.

2019-2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chuck Brizius, Chair Jason P. Hafler ’00, Vice Chair Bob Higgins, Vice Chair/Treasurer Erica Gervais Pappendick, Vice Chair/Secretary Leslie Ahlstrand ’08 Jake Anderson-Bialis ’98 Carmen Arce-Bowen Pam Baker James T. Berylson ’00 Margaret Boasberg Tim Cohen Alexandra Epee-Bounya Christine Gross-Loh Rachel Kroner Hanselman ’89 Jeffrey Hawkins Freddie Jacobs Ken Lang Peter K. Levitt ’84 Marjorie Lichtenberger Bridget Long Tristin Mannion Shep Perkins Leslie Riedel Emma Sagan ’10 Jesse Sarzana ’93 Ila Shah Becky Velander Fan Wu ’98 Adam Zalisk ’03 Jennifer Price, Head of School


BB&N Fund Parent Volunteers Beth Myers Azano ’95 Pam Baker Andrew Bernstein Kate Coyne Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 Darla Jelley Christine Kahvejian Domenica Karavitaki Linda Lin Revathy Mahendra-Rajah Melody Mak-Jurkauskas Richard and Petra Paulson Ami Pourana Melissa Reilly Faiza Riaz Leslie Riedel Micheal Rorick Becky Velander Karla Winter Angela Zhu 2019-2020 Senior Parents’ Gift Committee Karen Donovan, Co-Chair Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg, Co-Chairs David Berger and Micki Rowaan Roger and Gwen Forman Zhenghua Hong and Jianqin Lu Joe and Laura Impemba Bill Keravuori and Jennifer Epstein Dean and Paula Kolbas Ken and Vicky Lang Josh Levy and Rachel Rock Qi Li and Yiqi Jin Jie Liu and Weitong Ji Ed and Marcy McGourty Ted Pappendick and Erica Gervais Pappendick Kyle and Erika Pond Qiushi Ren and Margaret Shang Liz Silverman Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 and Pel Stockwell Frank and Alice Wang Christine Hogan Ward ’86

BB&N Fund Faculty/Staff Volunteers Michael Chapman Maria Elena Derrien Jake Nagy Ethan Rossiter PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERS 2019-2020 Parents’ Association Executive Board Becky Velander, President Lisa Kerrigan, Vice President Micheal Rorick, Executive Secretary Corinne Noyes, Executive Treasurer Kate Brizius Alexi Conine Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 Karen Fabbri Amy Goebel Rosemary Knox Francis Lichtenberger Marjorie Lichtenberger Melody Mak-Jurkauskas Kathryn Young McCullough ’97 Tara Savitz Avron Segal Megan Song Gillien Todd Towne Williams Parent Group Representatives Nicole Benjamin Lori Britton Beth Clark Priya Giri Desai Sylvia Elmer Mariana Egan Chantal Firmin Jannon Johnson Yunzhe Li Preeti Patel Leslie Riedel Nicole Tennermann Karla Winter Joanne Wu Lower School Parent Representatives Deepa Acharya Martha Anselmo Carmen Arce-Bowen Tracy Bellavance Stephen Bertram James Bowen Jaclyn Bralower Kristin Casey Jasmine Chang Angela Cirami

Genevieve Cremaldi David Deming Mariana Egan Colleen Fiumara Abby Fung Denise Gee Deborah Goldstein Irene Harris Kathryn Hassell Allison Hawkins Jeanne Huang Pilar Iglesias Cavallo Induprakas Keri Ann Kivaa Elizabeth Kumin Alpa Maheshwari Melody Mak-Jurkauskas Jacqueline McCabe Kathryn Young McCullough ’97 Nicole Morales Christy Nicholas Kelly Panayotou Meredith Peetz-Larsen Carolina Pierry Leslie Riedel Meredith Rosenberg Shanalee Saunders-Francis Avron Segal Nada Shadid Jane Shih Morris Tansky Jamie Wacks Towne Williams Karla Winter Linda Zarifi Christina Zhang Bin Zhao Middle School Parent Representatives Radha Badani Pam Baker Jessie Chen Shirley Chung Stephanie Coughlan Genevieve Cremaldi Sarah Deighton Gitika Desai Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 Alison Franklin Amy Goebel Alejandro Heyworth Kimberly Hsu-Barber Darla Beth Jelley Christine Kahvejian Tania Yannas Kluzak Michelle Lev Adriana Levitt Mary Lewis-Pierce

Sonya Marquez Jacqueline Martin Alison Mitchell Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Petra Paulson Erika Pond Jaka Saarony Avron Segal Megan Song Annette Stafford Gillien Todd Upper School Parent Representatives Elizabeth Angelino Nicole Benjamin Kate Brizius Rachel Smollen Carter ’81 Alexi Conine Gitika Desai Karen Donovan Manisha Eckton Karen Fabbri Karen Gruzen Christa Hawkins Weitong Ji Yiqi Jin Rosemary Knox Marianne Kulow Vicky Lang Francis Lichtenberger Marjorie Lichtenberger Debra Longstreet Tracy Ma Jacqueline Martin Beth McDonnell Veena Molagavalli Kate Champion Murphy ’81 Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Asha Patel David Quilter Tara Savits Gregg Shapiro and Stacey Dogan Kim Druker Stockwell ’86 Diane Vetrano Margaret Wade Alice Wang Patricia Winton

ADMISSION VOLUNTEERS Lower School Caroline Adler Deepika Aggarwal Rosa Anselmo Laurie Bean James Bowen and Carmen Arce-Bowen Jaclyn Bralower Shirley Chung Angela Cirami Katie Curhan Frédéric DeBruyn Rubio Maria Durant Claudia Epelbaum Brown Kimathi Foster Melissa Friedman Abby Fung Fei Gao Josee Genty Michelle Goldman Deborah Goldstein Rachel Kroner Hanselman ’89 and John Hanselman Jeanne Huang Andrea Johnson Induprakas Keri Lisa Kerrigan Manja Klemencic Tania Kluzak Melody Mak-Jurkauskas Kathryn Young McCullough ’97 Daniel Medwed ’87 Nicole Morales Christy Nicholas Pratima Patil Meredith Peetz-Larsen Tara Fisher Oh Donald Richards Susanne Richman Janine Santimauro Avron Segal Abbey Shavell Yufen Shi Prem Swaroop Lydia E. Vagts ’81 Fredrik and Becky Velander Danielle West David Williams ’78 and Judy Williams Towne Williams Karla Winter Joanne Wu Ana Yankova Middle School Nandita Aggarwal Zinaida Alekseeva Lori Belz


Nicole Benjamin Lauren Brodsky Jessie Chen Shirley Chung Anita Chung-Thomas Amy Goebel AJ Hodgson Darla Jelley Lisa Kerrigan Michelle Lev Kelli Li Pamela Lipson Maitreyi Mazumdar Michael McCutcheon Jennifer McGivern Anne Moller Linda Navin-Murray Marie-Claire Panayiotopolous Panna Patel Preeti Patel Petra Paulson Max Poisson Erica Pond Karuna Rai Faiza Riaz Jaka Saarony Megan Song Annette Stafford Manisha Varma Grace Wang Towne Williams Upper School Pratima Abichandani Pam Baker Brian Bateman Liz Beckhardt Netra Bellur-Modur Nicole Benjamin Marijoy Bertolini Margaret Boasberg David Bowen Lori Smith-Britton Kate Brizius Sara Brown Keri Campbell Sheila Canalle-Gonzalez Geoff Capraro Adelina Carney Jennifer Cassedy Layla Chadha Jessie Chen Victor Chin Sandra Choo-Stevo Kate Coyne Justina Crayton Karen Donovan Aaron and Arlenin Dushku Kristi Eckert


Manisha Eckton Alexandra Epee-Bounya Andrew Fine Chantal Firmin Janet Goddard Amy Goebel Ilyse Greenberg Cally Gwon Alasdair Halliday Andres and Diana Henao Allison Hirsch Alison Meyer Hong Thomas W. Janes Weitong Ji Yiqi Jin Marie-Dona Joseph Jill Litner Kaplan ’82 Jennifer Keddy Ellen Kelley Antoinette Kennedy Jeffrey and Laura Korzec Michelle Lev Marjorie Lichtenberger Linda Lin Carol Looby Tracy Ma Edward and Heather Maguire Revathy Mahendra-Rajah Mark and Naomi Martin Kerry McGill Lisa Mitchell Jaime Moody Colleen Murphy Kate Champion Murphy ’81 Bryan Nadeau Rodrigo Navarro and Flavia Crespo Sabrina Nicholson Corinne Noyes Felix Osagie and Uwa Ogbebor Marie-Claire Panayiotopoulos Preeti Patel Sonal Patel Orlando and Anita Patterson Adria Perez Frantz and Ellen Prenelus Jennifer Price Gerard and Diane Quintanar Amy Fiend Reeves Timothy and Christine Robinson Rachael Splaine Rollins ’89 Gerline Saint Preux Rosario Sánchez Gómez Tara Savitz Kathleen Scanlon Lisa Scopa Virginia Shannon Lily Shen Suzanne Siner ’86 Bob Stewart

Nathalie Tabor Lisa Thompson Chitra Uppaluri David and Elizabeth Venuti Allison Wade Beth Waisburd Alice Wang JianJian Wang Bonnie Wargo Folk-Man and Monera Wong Tenaye Wurufa ALUMNI/AE VOLUNTEERS 2019-2020 Alumni/ae Council Adam Zalisk ’03, Chair Joelinda Coichy Johnson ’07, Vice Chair Kathryn Kargman Holden ’01, Chair Emerita Michael I.M. Abrams ’05 Leslie Ahlstrand ’08 Eliza Appleton ’09 Kathrene Tiffany Bell ’99 Graeme Blackman ’10 Emily Bliss ’10 Mary Brelis-Farrell ’10 Rachel Smollen Carter ’81 Meredith Coburn ’03 Caroline Schaefer Del Col ’91 Samuel Duboff ’06 Carrie Ardito Fanlo ’93 Nastaran Hakimi ’07 David Jellinek ’93 Kaeghan Kelly ’10 Salim Khanachet ’02 Mark Leeds ’83 Sarah Montgomery Lewis ’01 Allegra Wechsler Lowitt ’90 Brendan Mernin ’83 Edward J. Murphy, Jr. ’85 Milyna Phillips ’99 Leeds Pierce ’08 Jeannine Privitera ’82 Scott Schlager ’08 Ariane Schwartz ’01 Abigail Smitka ’07 Nicholas Taylor ’08 Robert Warner ’06 Reunion Volunteers Michael I.M. Abrams ’05 Shehime Arshad ’90 James T. Berylson ’00 Kate Cetrulo Bjornlund ’05 Graeme Blackman ’10 Emily Bliss ’10 Cynthia Chace ’70 Mary Brelis-Farrell ’10 Andrea Bresnahan ’10 Richard Chalfen ’60

Randi Stempler Chen ’80 Michelle Cherande ’90 Eric Davis ’90 Christopher Defilippi ’80 Sam Ditzion ’95 Lucy Floor Douglass ’90 Morgan Dove ’10 Sarah Emerson ’80 Kendrick Terrell Evans ’10 Alexandra Fecteau ’15 Cory Liebergott Floyd ’90 Keith Foxx ’90 Nura Khudari Funda ’80 Keith Gilbert ’80 Deborah Gordon ’90 Sarah Gottlieb ’10 Eric Grunebaum ’80 Alec Gustafson ’15 Jason P. Hafler ’00 Eric Hamilton ’80 Tyler Hardy ’95 William Patrick Harris, Jr. ’15 K. Morgan Gaspar Herman ’90 Emma Gentry Herrick ’15 Michelle Heuer Icard ’90 Barbara Katzenberg ’80 Kaeghan Kelly ’10 Joshua Klein ’80 Julius Knowles ’80 Emily Kohlberg ’15 M. Sherif Lotfi ’80 Maeve McNamara ’15 Robert Meyer ’75 Edward J. Murphy, Jr. ’85 Katherine Nicholas ’90 Kate Novack ’90 Vincent James Patalano II ’80 Alison Powers ’95 Sébastien Ridore ’15 Jane Coles Ryter ’80 Matthew K. Sidman ’90 Annabel Smith ’15 Brianna Smith ’10 Elizabeth Labovitz Smith ’90 Katharine Malcolm Stohlman ’75 Roger Sturgis ’70 Terrance Sullivan ’05 Edwin J. Wang, Sr. ’80 Richard Waring ’70 Christopher G. Weinert ’90 Susan Whitlock ’80 Caleb Winder ’90 Alexandra Wozniak ’10 Michelle Zhang ’15 Regional Host Committee Volunteers Michael I.M. Abrams ’05 Jake Anderson-Bialis ’98 Eliza Appleton ’09

Meghan Barry ’93 Kenton Beerman ’84 Mary Brelis-Farrell ’10 John Crocker III ’73 Addie Doyle ’09 Sam Duboff ’06 Keith Foxx ’90 Kathryn Kargman Holden ’01 Jessica Houston ’08 Mark Leeds ’83 Tavan L. R. Pechet ’89 Milyna Phillips ’99 Leeds Pierce ’08 Robert Warner ’06 Adam Zalisk ’03 Class Ambassadors C. Richard Anderson ’61 Alison Koff Arnstein ’82 Charles Atherton ’64 Frances Atherton ’67 Philip Auerbach ’97 Beth Myers Azano ’95 Sara Ciotti Bavaro ’91 Kathrene Tiffany Bell ’99 Thomas Blake ’71 Jennifer Berylson Block ’97 Cynthia Chace ’70 Kristin Tyman Brawn ’00 Ann Simmons Butler ’47 Melvin H. Chalfen ’44 Richard M. Chalfen ’60 Randi Stempler Chen ’80 Meredith L. Coburn ’03 Adam F. Cohen ’01 Robert Cohen ’82 Lilla Curran ’98 Elizabeth Howie Dank ’00 Sumi Paek DeBenedittis ’93 Anne Diamond ’98 Alexis Boyle Egan ’93 Michael Ellis ’99 Sophia Fregosi ’94 Nancy Hoadley Fryberger ’54 Kevyn Barbera Fusco ’83 Robert N. Ganz, Jr. ’43 Joe Ghory ’98 John T. Giblin ’56 Sarah Gottlieb ’10 Katharine Barnett Grantham ’62 Matthew Griffin ’97 Brenda Gross ’75 Lauren Gross ’01 Ben Grossman ’98 George Hansen, Jr. ’45 Norman E. Hansen ’47 Katharine Herrup ’00 Rebecca Heymann ’06 Richmond Holden III ’01

Joan Floe Holdgate ’57 Cathleen Howard Holmes ’80 Caroline Howard ’64 Eleanor Littlefield Hunter ’56 Ethan Jacks ’72 Nathaniel Jacks ’99 Eric Jacobson ’90 Matthew Javitch ’00 Andrew Jewett ’01 Rory Jones ’01 George P. Kacoyanis ’67 Katherine Thorpe Kerr ’00 Keri-Anne Gill Laidlaw ’89 William Lawrence ’76 Mark Leeds ’83 Emily Leinbach ’09 Carolyn Levitan ’09 Richard Litner ’63 Betsy Ludwig ’88 Lauretta Katz MacColman ’66 Edward Mason ’51 Phillip A. McCarthy ’97 Robert McManmon ’00 Jacob Meyer ’97 Nathaniel Meyer ’97 Jennifer Borden Mikell ’83 Mary Whiston Moura ’69 Sarah Puglia O’Brien ’97 Geoffrey Pardo ’89 Alison Parker ’09 Timothy J. Parks ’01 Gail Wallins Plotkin ’66 Susan Harwich Pollock ’55 Jon Pressman ’79 Jeannine Privitera ’82 Virginia Pye ’78 Alisa Ray ’98 Joanna deVaron Reynolds ’67 Peter A. Rossetti, Jr. ’69 Aldis Russell ’94 Patrice Ryce ’02 Jane Coles Ryter ’80 Rebekah Splaine Salwasser ’97 Carolina Samudio-Ortega ’99 Lawrence M. Schell ’66 Michael Schnitman ’92 Michelle Shortsleeve ’03 Matthew Slovik ’00 Christine Hill Smith ’73 Bradford Sohn ’98 Ali Gifford Stevens ’86 Roger Sturgis ’70 Elspeth Eustis Taylor ’63 Elizabeth Terry ’84 Derek Townsend ’94 Natasha Velickovic ’97 Richard Waring ’70 Lindsay White ’05 Pete White ’50


Amy Tobin Wilson ’97 Leverett Wing ’86 Mia Weiss Wittels ’07 Eyob Yohannes ’04 Adam Zalisk ’03 Natalie Zervas ’01 Alumni/ae Guest Speakers and Panelists Sophie Collins Arroyo ’19 Addie Doyle ’09 Chelinde Edouard ’10 Katharine Fitzpatrick ’10 JerDrema V. Flynt ’10 Deborah Gordon ’90 Karene-Sean E. Hines ’82 Karen Hirschfeld ’89 Joelinda Coichy Johnson ’07 August Lin ’14 Joaquin Matho Arata ’05 Lyndia Personnat ’10 Brianna Smith ’10 Mark Sneed ’10 Lydia E. Vagts ’81 Aurash Z. Vatan ’19 Lewis Wheeler ’87 Michaela Wozniak ’13 College-Aged Alumni/ae Volunteers for Current Students Samiha Datta ’19 John Day ’19 Lily Denton ’19 Anthony Deras ’16 Gabriel DeSantis ’16 Joseph DeSimone ’16 Jamie DeVellis ’19 Mary DeVellis ’17 Brendan Donovan ’18 Trevor Donovan ’18 Emma Doubman ’19 Halley Douglas ’19 Lily Druker ’18 Andrew B. Elkins, Jr. ’19 Menelik Épée-Bounya ’17 Bayard Eton ’17 Leyla Ewald ’19 Ava Fascetti ’19 Nathaniel Fay ’19 Harriet Ferridge ’19 Ronan Fitzgerald ’19 Elizabeth Foot ’16 Abigail Ford ’19 Madeleine Ford ’19 Olivia Friend ’18 Cecelia Galligan ’17 Charlotte Gifford ’19 Harry Golen ’19 Armeen Golshan ’19 Kian Golshan ’17


Victoria Gonzalez Canalle ’19 Allie Gould ’16 Max Haigney ’18 Pierce Haley ’19 Rei Halloran ’19 Charles Hanson ’19 Lily Himmelman ’16 Zachary Horwitz ’16 Adriana Hrabowych ’19 Tucker Impemba ’17 Rebecca Isaacson ’18 Lauren Jackson ’19 William Jarrell ’19 Michael Jasper ’16 Liam Jolley ’16 Kayla Kaloostian ’18 Cassandra Kane ’17 Rabia Kassim ’18 Aaron Kaufer ’17 Lukas Kauth ’17 Andrew Kellogg Peeler ’17 Rebecca Kendall ’18 Delila Keravuori ’18 Trevor Khanna ’18 Annabel Kiley ’19 Madeleine Lehner ’16 Gabriel Levis ’19 Jessica Liong ’16 Sara López-Wheeler ’16 Allegra Lubar ’19 Brita Mackey ’17 Thomas Maloney ’19 Lily Mannion ’16 Julia McCauley ’19 Jameson McKenna ’19 Philip Melki ’19 Rebecca Mironko ’19 Benjamin Morris ’18 Matias Navarro ’17 Katherine Nicholas ’17 Theodore Nolen ’19 Maia Noyes ’17 Samuel Olmsted ’17 Shayan Olumi ’18 Desmond O’Mahony ’18 Alice O’Neill ’19 James O’Regan ’16 Olivia O’Regan ’17 Ethan O’Reilly ’16 Ahcene Ouldsaada ’16 Henry Parente ’18 Grace Paul ’19 Cearah Peck ’16 Julie Peng ’17 Kate Piacenza ’17 Emma Rashes ’17 Zachary Regis ’19 Benjamin Ross ’18 Henry Ross ’18

Isabel Ruehl ’16 David Sabatini ’18 John Sabatini ’18 Avik Sarkar ’19 Hannah Sarnak ’19 Sophia Scanlan ’18 Laila Shadid ’19 Ashley Sharma ’19 Josiah Siegel ’17 Yliuz Sierra Marin ’18 Ali Sloan ’16 Sophie Smyke ’17 Anna Soloshenko ’19 Louis Stein ’16 Jennifer Steinberg ’18 Lea Steinberg ’17 Thomas Sulikowski ’19 Sophia Taibl ’16 Michelle Tang ’18 Sam Theodore ’19 Emma Tomlins ’19 Jackson Truesdale ’16 Aurash Vatan ’19 Cecilia Velander ’19 Ethan Voligny ’19 Jocelyn Wang ’18 Cora Wendlandt ’18 Justin Winschel ’17 Jeffrey Yao ’17 Erica Yuen ’17 Alexander Yun ’18 Lauren Yun ’19 Joseph Zhou ’19 Head of the Charles Alumni/ae Rowers Meghan Barry ’93 Jen Chiasson ’88 Meredith Coburn ’03 Sophie Collins Arroyo ’19 Blaire P. Hunter ’14 Henry Kasdon ’98 Katherine Luniewicz ’14 Genevieve O’Connell ’95 Taylor K. Richard ’14 GRANDPARENT VOLUNTEERS Grandparent Committee Joan Curhan Howard and Tina Kesselheim Pat Light Stephanie Meyer Karen Myers Betsy Richardson Connie Williams Grandparent Regional Host Committee Volunteers Gene and Karen Kroner

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Browne & Nichols Class Ambassador: Robert N. Ganz, Jr. 508-645-2522

Bob Ganz writes, “In previous class reports, I have discussed significant ancestors of alums. These include Benjamin Tappan, Ben Wright’s ’40 great-great grandfather. He contributed to the early settlement of Ohio and became a senator from that state who like Thoreau was an abolitionist and resisted the oncoming of the Mexican War. Johnny Chandler ’43 had an ancestor named Palmer, who ran for president from the state of Illinois. I’d like now to enlarge upon yet another significant forebear to wit, Evan Nelson’s ’56 mother, Rowena Morse Nelson Langer (1902-1990). What follows is mainly cast in Evan’s own words. Expressed in the course of a series of email exchanges between the two of us. I met him at a Strawberry Night three or four years ago. He is a very good historian and I’ve already relayed a fair amount of information derived from him but I’ve been meaning for some time to put what he’s told me about his mother more extensively together. A few days ago, he sent me some additional information which begins as follows: ‘My maternal great-grandfather, Ben Morse, had a tow mill in Trumansburg, NY, from which he produced linseed oil. It burned down several times, but he and his 44

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sons always rebuilt, sometimes after going west to Ohio to recoup their fortunes by farming and milling on cheaper land. Mills, as you know, utilize systems for the transmission of power. With the mills having to be rebuilt so often, his sons became adept at, and interested in, methods of power transmission, not to mention their repair. One son, Fleet Morse, at the age of 16, and with his father’s assistance, devised an improved horse-drawn hay rake, which was duly patented. With the proceeds of the new hay rake, Fleet was able to attend the Sibley School of Engineering at Cornell University. In 1893 bicycles had become all the rage, the boys bought a bicycle, a real heavy duty one, made in Chicago. It weighed 42 pounds, but the chain kept breaking. Fleet, his full name was Everett Fleet Morse, devised a rocker joint that made the chain more reliable. Demand for the new chain grew and the rest is history. The Morses were invited to build a factory in Ithaca, NY, The Morse Chain Works, and ultimately it adapted their inventions to the automobile industry. The bicycle chain, though lasting longer than the old rigid ones, still broke. My grandfather, Frank Lincoln Morse, one of Fleet’s younger brothers, solved that problem. After much tinkering, he inserted bearings at strategic points along the chain. Thereafter it held. Thusly originated the family fortune. ‘Frank Lincoln Morse had two children, a son and a daughter. The daughter, Rowena Morse, would become Evan’s mother. Rowena inherited her name from an aunt, Rowena Morse Mann. The name came from a character in a Sir Walter Scott novel. Rowena Morse Nelson Langer and her aunt were impressive women. The papers of each are in the Radcliffe Schlesinger Library. Rowena’s father was acquainted with a wealthy couple who had no children of their own. They asked

if they could borrow his daughter, every so often, to join them for dinner. Thus, once a week a horse and carriage arrived at her home and took her to the couples’ house where she endured, no doubt with good grace, a formal dinner with her lonely host and hostess. She had no idea, as a very young child, why she had to have dinner with them, but accepted her fate. She remembered their horsehair couch which prickled her, but she tried not to squirm. Her mother, Martha Perry Morse, was much of the time a reclusive “hysteric,” but also a crack shot. Whenever “tramps” approached the house she would fire her rifle over their heads, upon which they immediately left the premises. Because her mother was so incapacitated, beginning at the age of nine, Rowena ran her father’s household. In addition, she mothered and cared for her baby brother, Anthony Perry Morse, who went on to become a mathematics professor at University of California, Berkeley. ‘She attended the public schools in Ithaca, thus developing a great respect for public education. For her senior year she was sent to the famous Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. She recalls “socials” there in which young men from Rensselaer Poly Tech were invited to provide dance partners. The occasions were heavily chaperoned and my mother thought the young men very patient to put up with such a restrictive environment—she thought of them as “poor dears.” The great trauma for her at Emma Willard was cooking class. She recalled getting up late at night to check on her bread in the oven, convinced she had not put the yeast in correctly. Sure enough, she found, in the oven, a great big lump protruding from her bread, because she had not kneaded in the yeast evenly. For the rest of her life, my mother maintained an aversion to cooking and, in fact, never did cook. 45

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‘At Cornell, she had “20 beaux.” She thought that very nice, because with one she could play tennis, with another go horseback riding, another go sailing, another go fishing, and so on. One of her boyfriends owned a sports car called a “Jordan Playboy.” However, he didn’t know how to drive it, so my mother did the driving. During WWI her father built airplanes for the French. He decided to let my mother go up in one of them with the test pilot. However, she had to swear that she would never tell her mother who would become very upset if she learned of it. Rowena took off with the test pilot. Once airborne she noticed her father in another plane flying alongside her. He was so worried himself, he had to be near her. She thought this a very endearing gesture, especially as there was nothing he could do, being in a separate plane, if anything went wrong. She went to college during Prohibition. The young men therefore drank bootleg liquor and would get very drunk and sick on the same. She thus learned how to handle drunks at an early age and throughout her life handled them with calm and aplomb. She was fond of horseback riding. Her instructor at Cornell had been a U.S. Army cavalryman and was connected to the R.O.T.C. at the college. Hence, she learned to ride like a cavalryman, with her elbows tucked in to avoid disaster while riding through shrubbery or other hazards a cavalry charge might encounter. One day, as she sat astride her horse, the groom saw her. “Miz Morse”, said he, “I ain’t no civil engineer, but I don’t need no spirit level to tell me yo’re sittin’ mighty crooked in that saddle.” Perhaps he expected her to be riding side saddle. I don’t know in what she majored, but probably it was chemistry. All I know is that she did take a course in Norse Literature in which she was the only student until the football team found out about it. At one point during her undergraduate years at Cornell, she entered the office of a professor with whom she was to have a conference. Once 46

she had seated herself opposite him, he greeted her with the lines of Heinrich Heine: Du bist wie eine rose, So hold und schon und rein. A rough translation of the German words would be, “You are like a flower, so sweet and fair and pure.” Then the professor said, “Actually I don’t like them so pure [rein]”, upon which he reached under her skirt and touched her garter. My mother withdrew herself from his reach quite nonplussed. In fact, she told me, “I mean, I thought the man ‘funny.’” Whether she stuck out the conference or immediately left, I can’t say. She did report the incident to her father. He immediately went to the President of Cornell who would have been Andrew D. White. White saw to it that that professor never taught women again. I have the grandfather clock which Andrew D. White presented to my grandfather for his contribution to promoting good towngown relations—nothing to do with the incident I’ve just described. ‘After Cornell Rowena went to Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore. At some juncture, her father advised her that as a woman she would have a better chance of fashioning a career if she shifted to pharmacology. She took her father’s advice and armed with many letters of introduction and some rare substances from the Chemistry Department she went to Paris to study pharmacology at the Sorbonne. She was welcomed enthusiastically by the faculty, and as I’ve mentioned, attended lectures by Madame Curie. She had a wonderful time in France and took time off to ski in the Alps when able. ‘Eventually her father missed her and begged her to return to the United States. My mother, a dutiful and loving daughter, returned to Ithaca, thus ending her formal education. In the late 20’s while at Cornell she met my father, Ernest William Nelson, who was a graduate student in history. Thus she became, as she put it, a housewife. She of course also became a mother of four children. She never regretted leaving her professional intentions behind. Though she became a housewife, upon the death of her father she managed his considerable estate and

real estate holdings, during the Great Depression. She also fended off a cousin’s attempt to direct much of her mother’s estate to himself, rather than to us, her grandchildren and our cousins, Uncle Tony’s children. She would say to her many financial adversaries, “Go ahead and sue—born and raised in law suits, born and raised in law suits.” This of course was a reference to Joel Chandler Harris’ Tales of Uncle Remus wherein Br’er Rabbit taunts Br’er Fox with “Born and raised in the briar patch” after the latter had thrown him into such a patch. ‘In 1931 my parents went to Florence, Italy where my father intended to do historical research. My sister, Betty Burr, would have been two and my brother, Duncan, one. While in Florence, my parents became friends with the astronomer, Giorgio Abetti, who lived nearby in the Oservitorio A Cetri. Their son, Pier Antonio, was nine. After the war, in which he and his family had many adventures, he met my sister again when both were studying in the United States. They very soon became man and wife. Back in Durham, my mother’s main recreation, other than tennis, was horseback riding. There were back roads of dirt linking Durham to Chapel Hill, twenty miles away on which she and sometimes my father would ride. My parents befriended a young doctor, either studying or teaching at Duke Medical School, named Dick Purse. He was from Wyoming and loved to ride. I think he was very fond of my mother. When out riding with friends, he would invariably stop by the house and Mother would serve them lemonade. My sister, Betty Burr, once confided to me that she had “such an enormous crush on Dick Purse.” ‘When I went to Duke in 1978 as a graduate student of history, Mother encouraged me to get hold of Dr. Purse for, as she said, “He would be inclined to look kindly on any child of mine.” I did look up Dick Purse. He was retired from teaching and lived on his idyllic horse farm out in Bahama, NC. To exercise his horses, he got Duke coeds to ride them, for though still wiry and good looking, he was too old to still be riding. He would have me out to dinner on the farm and take me

to scientific lectures. I confided to him that my sister had once had a crush on him. Well, you should see a 75-year-old man blush so. His wife nodded and said, “Of course, of course.” Dick just kept on blushing. He had two phrases which he often repeated. When meeting a woman he would say, “And who is this vision of beauty?”. If confronted with a problem he would remark, “With God’s help and the British cavalry we’ll be alright.” When my mother visited me in Durham they were reunited and he had us and other guests out to his farm for convivial dinners. I might add that my mother was a wonderful guest. Though she ran a very formal household in Cambridge, she was not one to interfere with her children’s or other host’s way of doing things in their own homes. In fact, the informality of these different arrangements seemed to relax her. When she first visited me in Durham, I was recovering from knee surgery, and so couldn’t go out and shop for food. I asked a fellow graduate student, a major in the army, if he would fill out my shopping list. To my amusement, not him, but his wife came by with the groceries and some gallons of spring water I had requested. I thanked her and explained that my mother didn’t cook and only drank spring water. “Your mother doesn’t cook and only drinks spring water!” She exclaimed. “I’ve got to meet this woman.’” “In 1941, when Evan was 4, Rowena divorced his father and in 1943 married William Langer. She and three of her children came to Washington, where Langer was in charge of Research and Analysis at the OSS. As I’ve already reported in the issue of the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of the Bulletin, at the end of the war, the family moved to 1 Berekely Street, Cambridge. Rowena enrolled George ’57 and Evan ’56 in the Browne & Nichols School for boys and Betty Burr Nelson Abetti ’46 was sent to Buckingham. Earlier the sons of William Langer, Leonard ’41 and Bertram (class year lost), had gone to the school. Evan recently sent me the following reminiscence of Betty’s about her time at the Buckingham School: “This was a new experience, living up north (the family previously lived in Durham, NC), especially Buckingham School, a

private school for girls, only nine in my class VI, after 40 odd down south. The girls spoke out of turn, never raised their hands, passed notes in class, and giggled. Surprisingly enough I fit right in and learned a lot besides. We studied the Greeks, made a fabulous model of the Acropolis out of paper maché, and put on Euripides’ play The Cyclops where I was a satyr. I still remember my lines: ‘Bacchus, o beloved, where Shaking wide thy golden hair/Wanderest thou alone, afar?’ What an amazing school! The girls made regular shoplifting raids on Woolworth’s, [the five and ten cents store in the Square] and against all my principles I took a few articles myself, like paper clips and a 25 cent (expensive) fountain pen. My conscience pricked me for years, I felt as if I were carrying a millstone around my neck. I finally got over it eventually, but not until my freshman year in college (Radcliffe) when I wrote a heartfelt composition about it. Just three years ago I went back to the 50th reunion and told the girls how guilty I had felt about the shoplifting—they were astonished, never knew I took it so hard, thought it was a neat thing to do, always congratulated the girl who swiped the most in one day! The reunion was marvelous for me, worth the long flight from Helsinki. I got rid of a lot of childhood baggage. By this time, I had lived in many different places and wasn’t so straight-laced about my sins.”’ “In previous reports I have discussed at length the careers of the three children that went to BB&N and what happened to them in their later years. Evan reported that, after Prof. Langer’s death, Rowena, ‘though always loving and devoted to him, felt a new lease on life. She was able to spend more time with her female friends and ventured out to plays and concerts with them. Having always been very sociable with men, she discovered the delights of female company now as well. Her last days experienced the support of these friends and her family.’ All the best during this pandemic.”


Browne & Nichols Class Ambassador: Melvin H. Chalfen 617-864-7965


Browne & Nichols Class Ambassador: George Hansen, Jr. 781-934-2946


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Class Ambassador: Ann (Simmons) Butler 617-926-5315 Nancy Ames English writes, “I live outside Washington, DC in Bethesda, MD., in the same house I have been in for 60 years! It is across the street from a tennis club— where I still play. I am widowed but have children and grands scattered about.”

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Class Ambassador: Norman E. Hansen 207-363-3812

1948 1949


Class Ambassador: Johanna (Larson) Perry 650-344-0862


Browne & Nichols Class Ambassador: Trentwell M. White 540-788-9889


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Pete White sends, “Greetings to the rest of the world from the masked men and women of Buckingham and B&N who were rudely ejected from their respective school’s protective custody 70 (yes sevenzero) years ago. We are the hardy group who are still walking pretty regularly whose claim to fame is Nifty Fifty!! During previous Bulletin issues we have striven to keep you informed about our ups and downs, comings and goings, problems, solutions—all kinds of interesting stuff which we’re sure has been absolutely fascinating for you. Not so this issue because since early spring we have spent most of our days (and evenings as well) confined to quarters by this confounded and very scary coronavirus thing. Some confined 24/7 by order of the retirement community in which they reside, others voluntarily, venturing forth rather timidly, with mask on face and gloves on hands, in brief forays to local grocery and liquor stores, thence scampering back home (phew). So, we freely admit that we have nothing to report really. We don’t want

to disappoint you so we have come up with something unique, something that no other BB&N class has ever done, to celebrate our 70th: We are proud to present our class photography album. We shyly hope that you enjoy these pics, they come from our hearts. “For the next Bulletin (winter issue), we will have news to report, for sure, because we are planning to hold another first for BB&N, never done by any other class—(ta da)—a virtual class reunion!! Takes your breath away, doesn’t it? As of this writing, we are planning to conduct this in the middle of August. Len Short of Orleans Citizen of the Year fame has taken charge of planning for this auspicious event so we’re sure it will go smashingly. “Stay tuned!! But now, here are the pics we’re proud to present for your viewing! Sit back and enjoy!”


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Gordon Lunn sends, “To paraphrase Alfred E. Newman, ‘Everything is all the same, only this year it’s different.’ This year so far has consisted of the same activities, only accomplishing them has been a little different. I have continued to prepare tax returns, only from home since March 16th when San Francisco locked down all the ‘nonessential’ businesses. But I ask you, is filing your taxes not essential? Fortunately, the Feds and CA came through with a relaxed deadline for when filings or extensions are due. I plan to continue working from home for the foreseeable future; maybe through the end of NEXT year’s flu season. “Many of my nonprofits have gone to Zoom to hold their meetings. Not quite the same, but definitely better than an audio-only phone call. The community college where I teach has gone to all online classes, and is putting all faculty through a rigorous 30-hour training session in order to prepare us for doing this. Fortunately, I don’t teach until fall semester, so the training is timely. My usual traveling during the summer, both vacation and for tax seminars, has stopped.

Classes of 1950 Cornelia Fuller Altadena, CA

Sonia and Neal Sibley ’50

Liz Fleischner Rosenman New York, NY

Not pictured: John Biggio Winthrop, MA Bunny Currie widow of Jim Currie Falmouth, MA

Bunny Hubbard Shillito & Cricket Pittsboro, NC

Sallie Walsh Curtis Pomona, CA Ed Bursk, Jr. Cambridge, MA

John Rand Farmington, CT

John Rand ’50 and friend Irma

Bunny David Currie, Sibley wife of James Boynton Beach, FL Currie ’50

Charles Hayes Winchester, VA

Frankie Smith Wetherell ’51, widow

of Brad Wetherell ‘50

Cambridge, MA

Pam & Harley Park celebrate 65 years Falmouth, MA

Susan Hellerman

widow of Don Hellerman

Chevy Chase, MD

The late Jonathan Moore and his last swim with family Orleans, MA & Weston, MA

Bob Pearce & Charlotte Allenhurst, NJ

Len Short & grandchildren Orleans, MA

Mac Rohrbough & Sarah Hanley Hingham, MA & Pasadena, CA

Frank & Sue Scammell Orleans, MA

Dave Wise Rockport, MA Jim Tofias West Palm Beach, FL & Centerville, MA

Son Dana & Pete White Manomet, MA

Not pictured: John Biggio ’50 48

I’ve been to a couple of virtual class reunions, and my tax education is now by correspondence course and online webinars. Again, not the same, but not that different. Have missed the Bible Camp Work Week the most—you just can’t paint porches from the computer. Unlike a lot of people, I have had enough work and other pursuits to keep from being bored. Have completed nine jigsaw puzzles and am scouring the manufacturers for more. My 9-year-old cat has been a major source of support; although she gets more support from me by having her back rubbed a lot more because I’m home most of the time. Am moving forward on some house projects this summer, which are things I can do by myself and without a ma— excuse me, a ‘face covering.’”

1953 1954


Class Ambassador: Nancy (Hoadley) Fryberger 617-924-8921 Karen Thimann Romer sends, “The Pandemic kept New England members of our class from convening this spring as we usually do in Groton, a good central location for us. As a result, we did a certain amount of emailing, passing on amusing tidbits, and cheering ourselves on. “One of us was so disappointed that because of the pandemic, her plan to adopt a puppy had to be shelved. Jean Cairnie Castles has a long history with dogs, and has written some magnificent character (yes!) sketches of them—and other beloved small, rescued animals over the years. When she sent me the passage below, I couldn’t wait to pass it along for its endearing and renewing vitality for all of us to enjoy: ‘After listening to the news in the morning and hearing how many new cases of coronavirus appeared overnight and how many deaths, the world seemed dark and gloomy. But when I opened my emails “PUPPY” in bold print seemed to jump out at me. There is nothing in the world that makes my blood effervesce

like a new puppy. I went to the breeder’s to pick up my German Shepherd puppy and held her on my lap. A covenant was immediately formed between us. I knew she understood that if I got in any danger she would give her life for me and I know that I will take care of her and love her for the rest of her life. To reinforce this bond, I put her crate beside my pillow at night, so I can reach through the grating and get covered with sleepy kisses. ‘She has some endearing characteristics. She can’t go to sleep at night without her wooly lamb and her well-chewed dolphin. She also barks at her image in the long mirror that hangs on the kitchen wall and proceeds to growl at it because it isn’t responding like a real dog with a deep play bow. Energetic hardly describes Schotsie. She spends considerable time chasing her tail with such speed that a centrifugal force is formed. Even a vortex is formed. When she wakes up in the morning she can hardly wait to cover you with kisses. When I fall, as I did a few hours ago, she set up an unbelievable screaming until Dick in the machinery shed heard her and came running. Then she covered any cuts with kisses. I am sure dogs were created by God to keep our spirits up and to show us the meaning of love and devotion.’ “My best wishes to all of you at BB&N and to ’54. Stay safe and savor the days, whatever they hold!”



Class Ambassador: Susan (Harwich) Pollock 781-862-4768

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Kyriakos (Kerry) Saravelas writes, “I have had a very exciting and phenomenal career all these years both as a psychiatric social worker and later as an ordained Greek Orthodox priest. My wife Sophia and I have just celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss and are now living at Brooksby Village; a wonderful independent living community on the North Shore. We have no natural children. However, we have been blessed with a ton of spiritual children including many godchildren with whom we keep in close touch. There are so many great

memories from my student days at B&N. Mr. Pratt’s always caring and steady hand as our Headmaster. Who can forget Jim Ducey’s English classes featuring Herman Melville and ‘The Great White Whale?’ How many 10th grade students today can say that they have read Moby Dick twice? Once as a sea story about whaling, and a second time about the book’s theological meaning. One of Mr. Ducey’s other passions of course, was coaching winning crew teams. As an excoxswain on the Harvard University Rowing Team, he was a very skilled coach and helped bring so many N.E. Championships to B&N. One of those teams was even able to go and compete at Henley, England. “For comic relief, one would always look forward to Doc Walters’ classes even though I never did very well in any of my science courses. My favorite course was Spanish, taught by Herman Iventosch, and his required Spanish speaking luncheon table. You didn’t get to eat unless you asked for an item in Spanish. Languages were easy for me to grasp because of my Greek heritage. Mr. Spencer, our guidance counselor, told me that I had a high aptitude for languages and I should consider majoring in languages at college. However, I didn’t follow his advice. “I was never able to excel in sports at B&N. When my friend and classmate David Moody became editor of The Spectator and the Yearbook, he convinced me to become photo editor, something I knew little or nothing about. Once I learned how to operate the school’s Speed Graflex Camera, I became an ‘essential adjunct’ to every sporting event. “These are just some of the memoires of my four years at B&N. They are unforgettable because of the wonderfully talented and caring faculty who taught and guided us through those turbulent adolescent years. Also, great student friendships developed over the years in the classroom, on the playing field and socially. I will never forget Ted Sage, Cyrus Durgin, David Moody, Steve Holmes, Richard Simmers, Michael Price, Steve Porter, Herby Kahn, and students from other classes who made my student years so exciting and memorable. It pleases me that BB&N is now a very highly-rated private secondary school. I am confident that the best years for the school are yet to come.” 49

Class Notes 1963

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Class Ambassador: Elspeth (Eustis) Taylor 617-868-0727

65th Reunion


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Class Ambassador: Eleanor (Littlefield) Hunter 207-420-7462

Browne & Nichols Class Ambassador: John T. Giblin 802-465-8465

Nat Gorton writes, “Congratulations to the Class of 2020. I’m so sorry they were unable to celebrate with the usual flair. “As a federal judge, I have not been sheltering in place but have been at work in the Boston federal court every day. Fortunately, I live within walking distance so commuting is not a problem. Whether we are ‘essential’ is perhaps debatable but I believe it is very important that the federal judicial system continue to function throughout all public crises to demonstrate that the pursuit of justice will always be available to our citizenry no matter what the circumstances. “I sincerely hope that BB&N can open for in-person classes in September and that we can all return to some semblance of normal soon.”



Class Ambassador: Joan P. (Floe) Holdgate 508-228-2680

1958 1959 50



Class Ambassador: Richard M. Chalfen 857-222-9517

Class Ambassador: C. Richard Anderson 781-334-4847

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Deirdre McCloskey writes, “I am spending the Duration at my sister’s house in Bloomington, Indiana (she teaches at Indiana University), helping her take care of my mother, who is 98, in reasonable shape for such an age—but we’re all feeling our age, I reckon, in the Class of ’60! It’s been a delight to get deeper into knowledge of my birth family. (No good news, alas, on my marriage family; but onto each life some rain must fall.) I scribble away, which is not much affected by the plague, with a book coming out every season (publishing seasons are fall and spring: they don’t acknowledge the other seasons) starting in fall 2019 and ending a couple of years from now—more if I keep the energy. Any classmate may have a free copy of any book of mine in print—I can’t give ‘em away! I’d love to see you al before I face my Episcopalian God (Mr. Pratt would be proud that I am a convert to the Frozen Chosen).” Note from Dick Plumer to say he has published a new book entitled: America’s Magnificent Melting Pot: Our Country’s Greatest Strength. The book has over 1,000 short profiles and photos of mostly 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation accomplished immigrants in 32 ancestry groups.

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Jim Donovan sends, “I have taken the liberty of inviting Dick Chalfen ’60 to combine the reunions of 1960 and 1961, since our brothers of ’60 were robbed of their reunion by the Virus. I hope this works for everyone. Much affection all of you. Stay tuned for plans.”



Class Ambassador: Katharine (Barnett) Grantham 805-640-9635 Katharine Winslow Herzog writes, “I have been enjoying our class Zoom sessions. It has been good to actually see classmates on the screen and to get their updates. The restrictions created in response to COVID-19 have been challenging. My husband was doing his psychiatry practice from home on the phone, and we have not been able to get together with our family members. Speaking of which, I am excited that my grandson Louie Varadi, son of my daughter Trina Herzog Varadi and her husband Lou, has been accepted by BB&N as a member of the Class of 2024 and will enter at the 9th grade level this fall.”



Class Ambassador: Richard J. Litner

Class Ambassadors: Frances Atherton 510-437-1236


Joanna (deVaron) Reynolds 720-226-5238

Class Ambassador: Caroline Howard 617-864-4729

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Kerry Saravelas ’55 with his wife of 50 beautiful years Sophia

Class Ambassador: Lawrence M. Schell

Carol Whitlock sends, “Greetings from Nova Scotia! This is the first time in my life that the border has been closed between the U.S.A. and Canada! Although I am still an essential worker, Canadians are being very cautious! The highlight of this year is a Bursary for indigenous students for a university education. This is now the second year and although education will be very different, it paves the way for the next generation!”

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Class Ambassador: Charles A. Atherton 978-263-9360

1965 1966

Class Ambassador: George P. Kacoyanis 978-468-4845


Browne & Nichols Class Ambassadors: Peter A. Rossetti, Jr.



Class Ambassador: Mary (Whiston) Moura 617-308-5290


Buckingham 55th Reunion


Class Ambassadors: Lauretta (Katz) MacColman 503-936-3799 Gail (Wallins) Plotkin 804-288-6275

Class Ambassador: Cynthia Chace 781-749-2598

Browne & Nichols Class Ambassadors: Roger B. Sturgis Richard E. Waring


50th Reunion

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Class Ambassador: Thomas Blake

Thomas Blake writes, “It is with great sadness that I must report the death of our classmate Keith L. Miller, from an accident in Tortola, BVI in March. Entering B&N in sixth grade, Keith was one of the stars of our class. Among his many accomplishments, he was an editor of the literary magazine The Spectator, a skilled artist in ceramics under the instruction of John Petropoulos, an elite hockey player and captain of the team in 1970-71, and graduated with highest honors. He attended Yale University where he played hockey for four years and was captain his senior year in 1976. After graduation, he traveled to Paris, France where he played professionally in Division A in the suburb of Viry Chatillons. He returned to the states to study at the University of Virginia earning his law degree in 1980. He returned to Paris to work for an American law firm and continued to play hockey. After a year, he returned to the Observatory Hill neighborhood of Cambridge and opened his law office in nearby Porter Square, Cambridge, where he started his career in litigation. He moved to Newton where he raised his children on Hunnewell Hill. Keith had a passion for the North Shore where he enjoyed the numerous summer activities by the ocean with his extended family at their house in West Gloucester. “In addition to his wife Mary, Keith leaves his children Evan ’02, Samantha ’04, Lauren and Julia, students at Newton North HS, sister Beth ’69 of Worland WY, brother Brad ’77 of Cranston, RI, Brad’s wife Jennifer Hosmer, their children Caroline and Austin, Keith’s mother Marion Fremont-Smith of Cambridge, MA, his father Joseph Miller of Exeter, NH, and was preceeded by stepfather Paul Fremont-Smith ’38. “Of his many friends from B&N, particular mention should be made of Steve Counihan ’73, Dave Murphy ’72, David Stockwood ’72, Chris Funkhouser ’72,


Class Notes

Sam Goethals ’73, Mike Chvany ’73, and Jere Burns ’73.” [Editor’s Note: Please see the formal obituary on page 64 in the In Memoriam section]


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Class Ambassador: Christine Hill Smith 708-269-7147


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Chester Beattie writes, “My wife, Brenda, and I have sheltered in place most of the time the Texas Governor has issued directives to stay indoors. In recent days, triple digit temperatures have made the orders easy to obey. Of course, getting to stores with appropriate masks worn is easy since we have both masks and handy plastic gloves to wear when needed. To pass the time of day, watching television has been required. BB&N is quite close to me on television as I caught a glimpse of classmate Jere Burns on an episode of Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing show a few weeks ago. Recently, I have seen former Buckingham Head, Mrs. Nancy Morse, on PBS program The American Experience-Amelia Earhart, discussing her cousin Amelia and her early life. It was pleasant to see Mrs. Morse again and recall my many trips to her office daily around 3:00 p.m. due to some inglorious infraction I committed. She was kind and forthright yet stern, and no doubt looked upon my arrival to her office askance. But I remember her well. “Since I am in the high-risk category for Covid-19, with high blood pressure, Type 2 52

diabetes and age (going on 64 this August), the prudent action is to stay out of harm’s way. However, I am left with watching television news aside from programs and my heart is heavy. It seems as though the American world has gone quite mad beyond any foolishness that Lewis Carroll could devise in his children’s books. Black men cannot seem to be apprehended by the police except by using harsh measures, including deadly force. Sometime the circumstance don’t involve felony offenses but do result in the perpetrator’s death. In staying inside but keeping posted, I can witness the efforts of peaceful protest and yet see destructive, senseless violence by some who cannot express themselves without doing damage to property or other people. “It is a divisive age, similar to though different from the years leading up to the Civil War. Political parties don’t debate, they debase each other and then claim victory for their side of the issue. There is little question that the President is a divisive figure, and the response he incurs is no less foolish and tawdry. I have yet to get my poor mind around the toppling over or damage to statues, whether it is Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, or the 54th Massachusetts Regiment led by Colonel Robert G. Shaw stationed across from the Bay State Capitol. As for Christopher Columbus, I understand the argument that he led the Old World to the conquering of the New World and the subjugation of the First Nation’s peoples. However, lopping off his noggin’ or throwing his body into the harbor doesn’t erase his work. Will burning the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria provide comfort to those who oppose his accomplishments? Civil discussion on the impacts of the voyage to the New World may be worthwhile. Will the demise of Lincoln’s statue in Emancipation Park, Washington, DC, resolve legitimate questions over his role in getting Congress to adopt for state passage the 13th Amendment? Will Social Justice Warriors travel to New York’s Riverside Drive, Morningside Heights of Upper Manhattan to Grant’s Tomb, dig up his body and toss it out into the Hudson River to square his role as Commander of the Union Forces in the Civil War? Perhaps an honest discussion of his administration and its reputation is worth having, but

desecrating his memorial secures nothing. And destroying the Memorial of the 54th Regiment of Black Troops whose bravery in the attack of Fort Wagner, SC secured their memory of the deeds in historical memory—how can defacing this monument along with Robert Gould Shaw serve us now? The Robert Gould Shaw House established in 1908, in Roxbury, MA served as a settlement house for minority children for many years. I recall Black Bostonian, Elma Lewis, founder of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, led the Robert Gould Shaw House for years. My father attended that place as a youth along with many others. Is defacing Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th truly indicative of the contributions made to make this a ‘more perfect Union?’ “What of destroying Frederick Douglass’ statue in Rochester, NY? One of the historical powerful leaders in African American history falls to the righteous because of what? His agitation against slavery? His needling against the American Colonization Society setting up a colony in Africa, Liberia? For his marriage to his second wife, suffragist Helen Pitts Douglass, who was white? It is sad commentary for people today to disparage those whose contributions have led to a new birth of Freedom now. We have not achieved perfection and there is disappointment along the pathway to get us there. Perhaps, we will eventually listen and hear the ‘better Angels of Our Nature’ when we recover from the current acute madness.”


Class Ambassador: Brenda Gross Cary Greenberg writes, “It was wonderful that so many could make a recent meeting of the book club. Thanks to Kate for hosting this one!”


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Class Ambassador: William S. Lawrence Tad Lawrence writes, “I retired from almost 40 years of teaching (inspired in part by

1975 bookclub members (l to r): Kate Malcolm Stohlman, Teresita Brito Tzikas, Eleanor Buckley Sugarman, Claudia Brown, Robin McCree Torres, Suzanne Johannet, Alison Field-Juma, Cary Greenberg, Carol Cesari Tourgee, and Karen Vagts. (Missing: Betsy Chalfen, Brenda Gross Stahl, Emily Baker Black, and Marina Grossi)

Charlotte Waterlow, former faculty) last June and have just recently opened River Road Pottery in Jamaica, VT. As you can see from the photos, ‘Mr. P’ remains with me and an inspiration. The wheel in the second picture was his before he sold it to me. I have carted it around with me for 45 years! The third picture is a work in progress.” (Photos on next page.) Margaret Low reports, “More than 40 years after graduation from BB&N I have returned to this city as the CEO of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station. It is a double homecoming really. First, to public radio—I spent the last five years at The Atlantic—but before that I was at NPR for many decades. My partner and I are living in Cambridge, just a few miles from my childhood home. Between us, we have four magnificent kids in their late 20s and early 30s. Despite the complexities of the moment, it is wonderful to be back here and at WBUR. It is an extraordinary place, brimming with talented journalists who are covering the most consequential stories in a generation. When the time is right, I would love to reconnect with old friends.” (Photo on next page.)

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Class Ambassador: Virginia Pye 804-514-6864 Vytas Baksys writes, “Like most people in the entertainment industry worldwide (which has been categorially deemed nonessential by various powers-that-be), my freelancing musical career basically came to a screeching halt since the COVID-19 shutdown in March. Since teaching is not part of my vocation, I’ve not converted to virtual coaching via any software means. Music making with friends and colleagues (either impromptu or professionally) seems to be a scarcity with social distancing recommendations/enforcement in place. While the virtual orchestral (e.g.) samples posted on YouTube and elsewhere are technologically impressive, I think many would say it’s not the same as live in-person performances with audiences. “To maintain my sanity, I’ve done some various music projects at home and on the computer. The Rivers School Conservatory (Weston, MA) has thankfully

kept me mildly busy requesting audio pre-recorded piano accompaniments of pieces for students to practice and ‘perform’ with. Logistically, the repertoire has been largely devoid of rubato, tricky transitions, and other elements that would compromise synchronization; one major downfall is that the student ‘surrenders’ to inflexible audio even with accommodations in place. For the Boston Symphony, Inc., I recorded a chamber music program (featuring the French horn) at Tanglewood, which was uploaded and video streamed as part of the 2020 Online Festival. The BSO has been streaming various video archives of concerts, some of which I had participated in…though I didn’t get on camera much. “On a diverting note, I will attempt to summarize highlights of the last few years. In addition to the many subscription concerts with the BSO, I participated in tours of Japan (Nagoya, Osaka, Kanagawa-ken, and Tokyo) and Europe (London, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Vienna, Luzern, Paris, and Amsterdam). While abroad, I managed side-trip visits to Kyoto, Yokohama, Taiwan, Scotland (including Dounce


Class Notes 1 Castle where Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed), and Lithuania. “With the Boston Pops, perhaps most unusual was performing the complete live soundtrack of John Williams’ score to Jaws (with film), and a performance of Pete Townshend’s 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia. The recently formed Enseble Chamarre gave multiple performances of Messiaen’s Quarter for the End of Time, mostly in the Boston area but also in the Berkshires and at Colgate University. “Other unique concerts: An improvised accompaniment to a truncated screening of the 1925 silent classic Phantom of the Opera with Kurt Coble and his robotic P.A.M. Band (Partially Artificial Musicians); a comedy concert, Anti-Musica IV: The Desolation of Sonority, featuring some PDQ Bach music and my own materials; a performance of Viktor Ullmann’s 1944 setting of Rainer Maria Rilke’s wartime prose poem The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke, narrated by actress Annette Miller for the Terezin Music Foundation; a prototype performance reading of Bill Barclay’s play The Black Mozart about the violinist/composer/fencing artist Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint George; for the 110th anniversary of the Divine Providence Lithuanian Catholic Church at Southfield, Michigan, I made an appearance with the Clevelandbased Exultate choir in a program that included some Broadway charts sung in Lithuanian.

With Boston Pops: - Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams (BSO Classics) With flutist Linda Bento-Rei: - Noel – Reinvented Holiday Classics arr. Robert Nieski - Un-Known duos for flute & piano – works by Andy Scott, Robert Starer, Geraldine Green, Robert Nieski, and Blaz Pucihar




DVD Releases: - Boston ( Jon Dunham, director) [op. cit.]; [there’s some footage of me in the Extras menu] - Bernstein at 100 – The Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood “For leisure, probably the biggest thing I accomplished was a two-month solo road trip in May/June 2018. The trajectory was basically a giant triangular route from Boston to Seattle to Anchorage (via the Alaska Highway) and diagonally back east across Canada. Had dinner with classmate Will Dowd while in Seattle. “That’s enough for now. Here’s hoping for news about a global antidote/vaccine to combat the virus rather than the growing statistical reports. Stay safe, etc.”

PICTURED x 1 x John Petropoulos,

Recent CD releases: With Boston Symphony: - Shostakovich: Symphonies #4 & #11 (Deutsch Grammophon) (Grammy winning Best Orchestral Performance & Engineering) - Shostakovich: Symphonies #6 & #7 (Deutsh Grammophon)

- Boston (2017) documentary film soundtrack; music by Jeff Beal (Sony Classical) - Boston Symphony Commission – works by Andres, Nathan, Shepherd, & Tsontakis (Naxos) - Ades Counducts Ades – works by Thomas Ades (Deutshe Grammophon)


inspiration for Tad Lawrence ’76 x 2 x Work in progress by Tad Larwrence ’76 x 3 x Potter’s wheel, originally owned by John Petropoulos x 4 x Vytas J. Baksys ’78 and William Dowd ’78

and he does renewable energy work at BlueHub Capital. We have two sons (ages 20 and 22) who are grappling with how to launch into adulthood during these strange times—challenging indeed. I would welcome connecting with other Bostonarea alumni/ae!”

Cole ’82, Shaun Duffy ’82, David Raker ’82, and Chris Decker ’82. Shared stories and reminisced about past adventures. Still helping soon-to-be and recentlygraduated college students with career coaching and interview prep. Company is called Interview IQ. Would love to hear from other alumni/ae.”



Class Ambassadors: Randi (Stempler) Chen 408-395-5443

Class Ambassadors: Alison (Koff) Arnstein

Cathleen (Howard) Holmes 508-358-0815 Jane (Coles) Ryter 617-823-2550


40th Reunion

Eric Cole writes, “Hello to all past classmates. I hope everyone is happy and healthy! I recently had the chance to reconnect with several of my fellow classmates over the past few months. Lunch with Andrew Upton, Geoff May, Scott, Robins, Charlie Bonanno, and John Fulginiti. So good to catch up and compare notes. Also got a chance to see my son perform at O’Brien’s Pub with Scott Robins. His stage name is Aristotle Jones and you can follow him or his band “The 805” on Spotify. He is a rising sophomore at Berklee School of Music. Did a Zoom reunion with my brother Jeff

1 PICTURED x 1 x Margaret Low ‘76 x 2 x Viki Bok ’79 and family


Class Ambassador: Jon R. Pressmanl 203-856-8879 Viki Bok writes, “I had a lovely sociallydistanced walk this morning with two fellow alums from the Class of ’79—Adam Frost and Sara Chalfen Coyle—which inspired me to write a class note. My husband (Dick Jones) and I have lived in Jamaica Plain for 20+ years; I have my own grant-writing business,

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Class Notes through these challenging times, even though I share all of the other teachers’ (and students’) frustrations. I’m also keeping up my passions for writing and theater, and I’ve been working on a book that I really hope to finish one of these days. These are indeed historic times with so much to learn and so many ways to show compassion”

Robert A. Cohen 203-662-0676


Jeannine Privitera 617-680-9901

Class Ambassador: Michael W. Schnitman 781-489-5407


Class Ambassadors: Kevyn G. (Barbera) Fusco 781-729-5517 Mark P. Leeds 914-610-1790 Jennifer (Borden) Mikell 802-863-0351


Class Ambassador: Elizabeth G. Terry 617-489-1644 Brendan Diffley writes, “Sorry I missed the big reunion at Peter Levitt’s house, but it was right around graduation time for my oldest son, so my apologies. After graduation in 2019 Ben took a PG year at Deerfield where I was able to reconnect with John Stonestreet. Great to see Stony and rehash some BB&N and Bowdoin stories. Ben is moving on to Williams this year and hopefully will one day get to play soccer for them. My other two boys are in 10th and 11th grade so there is light at the end of the tunnel. I recently exchanged messages with Ted Fratto ’83, who was the only person I knew at BB&N when I transferred in as a junior. My son wants to buy a VW Bus and I thought that is what Ted picked me up in. It turns out it was a Dodge Van (I was still asleep for the ride in) but it was great to connect with Ted



Class Ambassadors: Sumi (Paek) DeBenedittis 917-903-8252 Brendan Diffley ’84 with his oldest son Ben at Deerfield Alexis Boyle Egan and I hope to visit him one day in San Francisco. Hoping to catch up to others as well but things have slowed down during the coronavirus. I am still a counselor in Summerville, SC but visit New England most summers and hope to see more old friends when things settle down.”

M. Aldis Russell 617-694-4332 Derek B. Townsend 508-586-0735


Class Ambassador: Beth (Myers) Azano 781-864-6970

25th Reunion

Jesse Needleman reports, “In March, I started a new chapter in my career by accepting a position at the Boston Symphony Orchestra following 15 incredible years at TJX Companies. My new role will have me overseeing marketing, ticket sales, customer service, retail operations, and patron experience for the BSO, the Boston Pops, Tanglewood, and the organizations’ other, smaller brands. It’s been an interesting time to start a new job amidst COVID-19 (to say the least), but also an exciting and fun new challenge to tackle. When we get back to life as normal, if you’re ever at Symphony Hall or at Tanglewood, please let me know so that I can say hello!”


Class Ambassadors: Philip J. Auerbach 646-241-5340



35th Reunion

Class Ambassadors: Ali (Gifford) Stevens Leverett L. Wing 617-285-5050

1987 1988

Class Ambassadors: Keri-Anne (Gill) Laidlaw 781-620-0178

Class Ambassadors: Sophia A. Fregosi 917-570-0481


Geoffrey Pardo

1985 1986



Class Ambassador: Betsy Ludwig 44-780-176-2390


Class Ambassador: Eric S. Jacobson 610-240-4859


30th Reunion

Class Ambassador: Sara (Ciotti) Bavaro 781-237-3646 Julia Kennedy writes, “Hi BB&N folks! It’s been nice to get back in touch with people a little bit on social media. I’m working as a special education teacher in Boston and I feel blessed to continue to have a job

BB&N’s recent partnership with FreeWill provides all community members with access to an online platform to create a will—at no cost to you—in less than 20 minutes. Learn more about this free resource at or start your will today at FreeWill also provides an easy way to support BB&N and other organizations you care about through your estate. If you decide to include BB&N in your estate plans, we would like to thank you by inviting you to join The Almy Society, a group of supporters who have made legacy gifts to BB&N. For more information about FreeWill or our gift planning programs, contact Roger Fussa at or 617-800-2722.


Class Notes 1998

Class Ambassadors: Lilla Curran 617-480-7673

Jennifer (Berylson) Block 617-921-4765 Matthew T. Griffin 617-256-0610 Phillip A. McCarthy 781-266-8779 Jacob E. Meyer 781-789-2875 Nathaniel S. Meyer 617-548-0970 Sarah (Puglia) O’Brien 617-513-7726



Class Ambassadors: Kristin (Tyman) Brawn 781-820-5770

Annie Diamond 617-548-1851

Elizabeth (Howie) Dank 781-504-5535

Joseph Ghory 646-696-0533

Katharine G. Herrup 917-364-0731

Benjamin Grossman 917-922-9040

Matthew E. Javitch 617-332-6744

Alisa Ray 919-308-2794

Katherine (Thorpe) Kerr 617-840-5184

Bradford Sohn 310-866-0001

Robert A. McManmon 617-835-9919


Matthew S. Slovik 617-921-0309

Rebekah (Splaine) Salwasser 617-947-8646

Class Ambassadors: Kathrene B. (Tiffany) Bell 617-306-1107

Natasha Velickovic 617-480-7701

Michael Ellis 617-462-6075

Amy M. (Tobin) Wilson 603-424-1081

Nathaniel Bigelow Jacks 617-953-1467

Jake Peters writes, “My wife Cécile and I welcomed our son Elliot into the world this past May. We had moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn just before the NYC lockdown and were lucky to have more space to work from home while awaiting his arrival. I have been delinquent in writing in with updates these past few years and never shared that Cécile and I were married in Paris (where Cécile is from) in June 2018, joined by fellow 1997ers Phil Auerbach, Gabe Eichler, and Natasha Velickovic. We failed to find a moment in all the celebrating to grab a BB&N group photo.”

Carolina Samudio-Ortega 617-504-7442 Andrew Taylor’s, The Eventide Cookbook is one of the best cookbooks of spring 2020 according to Eater Boston: https:// eventide-cookbook-best-newspring-2020.

Richmond Holden III 781-771-3665 Andrew H. Jewett 617-320-6853 Rory L. Jones 617-266-2486 Natalie (Zervas) Miles 919-824-5565 Timothy J. Parks 617-872-1002 Katie Alexander sends, “I recently became engaged to former BB&N student Sam Appleton (he attended

BB&N from Beginners through 8th grade, 1988-1998)! While we never crossed paths at BB&N since I began in 9th grade, we met through a mutual friend a few years ago and quickly discovered our BB&N connection. Sam pulled off a perfect COVID proposal at a park near our house in Cambridge. Quarantining has only made us more sure that we want to spend the rest of our lives together, and we’re now beginning to imagine a (hopefully) post-COVID wedding. In other news, after 11 years of teaching kindergarten at Brookwood School (Manchester, MA), I will be moving on in the fall to teach first grade at Belmont Day School. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!”


Class Ambassador: Patrice C. Ryce 781-483-3371


Class Ambassadors: Meredith L. Coburn 617-462-3565 Michelle M. Shortsleeve Adam G. Zalisk 617-285-7454


Class Ambassador: Eyob Yohannes 617-489-6754 Lyz Nardo Levy writes, “Greetings from Livingston, NJ! We welcomed our second daughter, Sofia, just before COVID-19 pandemic hit New York. After social

Gracia Cuzzi writes, “Greetings from sunny Florida! For many years I’ve been working as an immigration attorney for a nonprofit, representing minor children arriving unaccompanied at the southern border. This work is both grueling and beautiful and I’m excited to share that an amazing filmmaker, Alexander Codina, made a touching documentary about four siblings I represent from Honduras as we navigate this treacherous immigration system. Paper Children is available to stream anywhere in the world on YouTube—I hope you check it out with an open heart and mind.”


20th Reunion

Class Ambassadors: Adam F. Cohen 512-461-6918 Lauren Gross


Class Notes 2006 distancing for eight weeks in New York with my husband, my mother, our 1-yearold Mila, our newborn Sofia, a cat, and a half dozen Alexa devices, we had true cabin fever. We fled the city and moved to Livingston, NJ in May! Sadly, I will be far less likely to run into any BB&Ners on the street of Livingston but look forward to visits once social distancing relaxes a bit!”


Class Ambassadors: Lindsay W. White 617-957-3502 Martha Niemiec received her Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in 2019. She is currently serving a fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

15th Reunion

Class Ambassador: Rebecca E. Heymann 781-454-8676


Class Ambassador: Mia (Weiss) Wittels 617-835-1309

2008 2009

Class Ambassadors: Emily Leinbach

Carolyn Levitan 781-956-0203 Alison Parker 617-817-5540


Class Ambassador: Sarah Gottlieb 508-733-5959

2011 2012

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Eric Olson writes, “One last season at BB&N! Four years of playing varsity football at BB&N (All State and All ISL) followed by five years at Northwestern (three-year starter, All Big 10, Masters in Data Analytics) my storied and incredibly

successful football career will come to a close following the conclusion of the BB&N 2020 campaign. My one wish is that the seniors don’t take their senior season for granted like I did! Next stop Virginia where I’ll be working for the National Rifle Association utilizing my expertise in data analytics to improve imagining during this highly polarized political climate!”


2013 2014



5th Reunion

2018 2019


Eric Olson ’12

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!



Milestones If you would like to request a BB&N banner for a wedding photo, please email and provide the wedding date and best mailing address. If you would like a BB&N baby t-shirt for a photo, please send us your birth announcement! Alumni/ae Programs looks forward to including the images in this section.




Katie Alexander & Sam Appleton

Birth & Adoptions


Cécile Peters & Jake Peters Elliot Peters May 2020


Daisy Beatty & Florian Block Vivienne Annabel Block July 2, 2020


Lyz Nardo Levy & Dor Levy Sofia Levy Spring 2020

PICTURED Engagements: x 1 x Katie Alexander ’01 and Sam Appleton the day he proposed

Births & Adoptions: x 2 x Vivienne Block, daughter of Daisy Beatty ’00 x 3 x Sofia Levy, daughter of Lyz Nardo Levy ’04


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In Memoriam Emerson B. Hovey ’44, age 95, passed away peacefully after an illness. He is survived by his children, Caron Hovey and Valerie Hovey McCutcheon, their spouses, and four grandchildren. Emerson was born in Cambridge, attended Browne & Nichols School, and served in WWII in the Army Corp of Engineers building bridges in France. He attended Harvard, getting a BS in Chemistry, then worked as a chemist at BB Chemical (later Bostik) his entire career. Emerson and Nancy Carson (deceased) were married over 60 years. They lived in Wayland, where they had Carson and Valerie. They moved to Nashua to be near their grandchildren. Emerson shared a family cottage on Martha’s Vineyard, which his grandmother bought, with his sister Evelyn Hovey Baker (deceased). They had many happy memories of large family gatherings. Theodore B. Gazarian ’49 went home to be with the Lord August 26, 2019. He was born in Watertown, MA January 24, 1932 to Hampar Toros Gazarian and Kathleen Batcheler Gazarian. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and sister, Barbara Stafford. He leaves behind two daughters, Hope White and Charity Kovac, nephew Gary Forst, nieces Babette Gazarian, Melanie Raye Lessard, and Toril Raymond, grandchildren Travis White, Andrea Coleman, Rachel Leonhart, Amy Merrill, Aaron Strange, Ian Kovac, and Austin Kovac, as well as many great nieces, great nephews, great grandchildren and many, many good friends and neighbors. Ted grew up in the Boston suburb of Watertown and came to Colorado Springs with his mother and sister in the mid-1940s so that his sister could skate with the Broadmoor Skating Club. HE became a skater and a skate instructor over the years. After graduating from Harvard in 1953, Ted joined the USAF 64

after four years of ROTC and became a pilot. He continued that service to his country as an Air Force Reservist stationed at Peterson Air Field 302nd Air Lift Wing as well as retiring from the Air National Guard as a pilot with the 153rd Airlift Wing out of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He flew C130s in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1991. Ted was a beloved friend to all the children in his Ivywild neighborhood, hosting adventures to Skateland, the downtown Saturday matinees, as well as memorable picnics in Cheyenne Canon for dozens of children. He will be greatly missed by all who benefitted from his kindness and generosity. Virginia Angevine Fuller ’50 of Belmont, entered into eternal rest at home on June 29, 2019. She was 85 years old. Born in Boston, Virginia was a lifelong resident of Belmont. She worked tirelessly for the animal rights movement. Wife of the late Kent M. Fuller. Daughter of the late J. Bernard Angevine, Sr. and Hallie (Corbett). Dear and devoted mother of the late Douglas Fuller. Virginia was a dedicated BB&N volunteer who served as her Class Secretary for many years. Louise Slater Huntington ’52, age 86, died March 6, 2020, at home, surrounded by family. She was in treatment for leukemia. Louise was born in Boston, attended the Buckingham School and Radcliffe College, and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1956. She taught biology at the Northfield-Mt. Hermon School and at Brunswick High School in the first years after college. She met and married Bowdoin College biology professor Chuck Huntington in 1956. They had four children and lived in North Harpswell for over 60 years. The family lived in Oxford, England, in 1963-64 and in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1977-78. Throughout her adult life, Louise was active in public affairs, serving as president of the Brunswick League of Women Voters from 1959-1963. From the time her children were old enough for Sunday School, she was a member of the Elljah Kellogg Church, where she was a deacon and devoted choir member.

Louise was an adept and committed educator. When her own children were young, she taught first grade at West Harpswell Elementary School for three years. She also taught at The School for Parents and Children. She earned a master’s degree in reading education from the University of Southern Maine and volunteered as a reading instructor to adult learners. Louise’s parents both played piano and she was a lifelong music-lover, singing in many choirs and playing violin and viola from a young age. She brought organizational skills and optimism to many musical projects. In 1973, she co-founded the Brunswick Regional Youth Orchestra, in which three of her children played. Later she taught violin at Brunswick Junior High. She was a founding member of the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in 1990 and played in the orchestra until 2019. In 2018, she moved to Bowdoinham to be near her daughter Kate’s family and enjoyed playing bridge and attending lively book groups. She was also a skilled gardener and wonderful friend. Louise is survived by her brother and sister-inlaw, Clarke R. and Helen Slater; her son, Bill Huntington, her daughters Kate Gray and Sarah Huntington, her daughterin-law, Anne Marie Huntington; and beloved grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Slater; husband, Chuck; and son, George. Keith L. Miller ’71 died on March 13, 2020 following a tragic accident in Tortola, BVI. He was born in Boston and is the cherished son of Marion FremontSmith of Cambridge, and Dr. Joseph Miller of Exeter, NH, both of whom survive Keith. He is also the step-son of the late Dr. Paul Fremont-Smith ’38. Keith was a proud solo practitioner with an active law practice in Boston. He represented clients from all walks of life, and his cases ranged from those involving small claims to large class action lawsuits. Keith was a steadfast advocate for his clients. It was through his law practice that he met his wife, who remained his devoted partner in life over their 19 years of marriage. Keith attended Browne & Nichols,

followed by Yale University, and the University of Virginia where he earned his law degree. He captained the Yale hockey team in his senior year, and before attending law school, moved to France where he played professionally for OHC Paris Viry. Keith was a true athlete and sports fan. He never stopped playing hockey, and coached his son in Newton Youth Hockey. He was also an avid spectator and supporter of his three daughters’ softball and baseball teams. He loved spending summers in Gloucester, where he often could be found on his boat shuttling family and friends to the perfect spot on Crane Beach. He was a lifelong skier, and cherished his time skiing at Cannon Mountain, starting as a child, and passing down the same passion for skiing to his children. Keith was a devoted friend to many, and had a wonderful ability to keep in touch with old friends. He frequently made an out of the blue phone call just to let someone know he was thinking of them. His family, though devasted by his sudden and wrenching absence, celebrate his extraordinarily full life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Duffy Miller, with whom he had two daughters, Lauren, 18 and Julia, 16. Samantha Miller and Evan Miller ’02 survive him as adult children, in addition to former

spouse Anne J. Miller. Keith is survived by his siblings Beth Miller Johnsey ’69, Eric Bradley Miller ’77, Greg Miller, and Coralia Robinson. Keith is survived by step-sibings Paul Fremont-Smith, Nan Lincoln, Deborah Fremont-Smith, and Frances Fremont-Smith. Keith was predeceased by his step-brother, Christopher Fremont-Smith ’64. Keith is also survived by a large extended family, including much loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws . Even in tragedy, Keith’s strength and love shone through as he was able to provide two individuals with a chance at life through organ donation. A celebration of Keith’s life will be scheduled for a time in the upcoming months. In the meantime, the family requests that you stay safe, hold your loved ones close, and enjoy every day. (BB&N is sad to report that Dan Fenn ’40 passed away on August 14, 2020. An In Memoriam piece will be published in the next Bulletin.) (BB&N is sad to report that former trustee Edward Merrill P’74, ‘77 passed away on August 6, 2020. An In Memoriam piece will be published in the next Bulletin.)

PICTURED x 1 x Louise Slater Huntington ’52 At right: x 2 x Keith Miller ’71

Friends of BB&N Brendan “Buddy” Gorman April 26, 2020 Father of Anna Lee Gorman-Huang ’29 Mary Harrison March 26, 2020 Faculty Emerita Doris C. Powell March 24, 2020 Mother of Pamela Powell ’78 Bernice “Bunny” Wallace April 22, 2020 Grandmother of Benjamin Grossman ’98 and Joshua Grossman ’07



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Despite COVID-19 and classes moving online, the Class of 2020 still completed the longstanding BB&N tradition of making Senior Tiles. Since the 1950s, students (then at Browne and Nichols, now at BB&N) have finished their 12th grade year by painting square ceramic tiles. The tiles are displayed on three large panels in the Upper School and are changed out each summer to showcase the tiles of the classes celebrating five-year reunions. When alumni/ae come back to campus, they often can be found looking for their tile. Tiles from the last 25 years are also shared regularly on the alumni/ae social media channels under the hashtag #tiletuesdaybbn. The idea behind the Seniors Tiles is for students to look back at their experience at the school and create an image that represents their time on campus. Subjects range from sports to music to pop culture references. There are even several subjects that crop up throughout the different decades, such as beloved children’s books, cartoon characters, and historical figures. Some tiles are serious, others lighthearted or even humorous. Ceramics teacher, Christian Tonsgard, oversees the tile project each year and explained that this year the seniors transitioned easily to making the tiles digitally. “The parameters stayed the same, students were asked to create a tile that was indicative of their time at BB&N using only images,” he said. “All in all, I think that the seniors were able to stay true to the project and keep the tile tradition alive.”


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