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“Does Dance Get Better Than This?”*

Report of Giving 2009– 2010

* “. . . Rashaun Mitchell takes the stage and the answer at once is yes.” — New York Times, May 31, 2010

Xana Turner-Owens ’10 Photography 3, Spring 2010

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

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Gail Friedman Design

Irene Chu ’76 Editorial Board

Karen Culbert Advancement Associate, Alumnae/i Programs

Gail Friedman Associate Director of Communications

Kathleen Kelly Director of Advancement

Pam Safford Associate Head for Communications, Enrollment, and Planning

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Major Gifts Officer


Lucille Stott Campaign Writer, English Teacher

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© 2010 Concord Academy Committed to being a school enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, Concord Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its hiring, admissions, educational and financial policies, or other school-administered programs. The school’s facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

On the cover: Rashaun Mitchell ’96, photo by Liza Voll New York Times dance critic Alastair Macauley’s quote refers to Rashaun Mitchell’s performance in “902.” The photo is from “Bracko.”


20 “Does Dance Get Better Than This?” Rashaun Mitchell ’96 by Gail Friedman

27 Tour de Farce CA Stages an Opera: Les Mamelles des Tirésias by Gail Friedman

30 Commencement 2010 37 Reunion Weekend 2010 Joan Shaw Herman Award: Paul Santomenna ’85 by Gail Friedman

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Message from the Head of School


Campus News




CA Bookshelf


Alumnae/i Profiles Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62 Nicole Rawling Roth ’97 Peter Wallis ’76 Alyson Baker ’83

51 Report of Giving 2009–10 compiled by Ben Bailey ’91, Joanne Becotte, Elizabeth Ginsberg, and Brendan Shepard

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Alumnae/i Association Update

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Athletics 2010 Spring Highlights Profile: Katie Krupp ’12

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Arts Q&A: Emily Harney ’94


Ronald Richardson 1934–2010


In Memoriam

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was sound asleep early on a Sunday in mid-June when a racket in the distance woke me. Half-conscious, I turned to the bedside clock. 3:15 a.m. “Are these our kids?” I wondered, knowing that the real kids, our current CA students, were home for the summer, but that older “kids” who were attending Reunion Weekend might be behind the noise. So I threw on some clothes and walked outside, heading toward what I now recognized as music. Something was up, and I worried that “something” might disturb Concord Academy’s neighbors. They are generally a tolerant lot, but at 3:15 a.m., even their tolerance might be tested. As I passed the tennis courts, the sound became a bit clearer, and so did its source. It was coming from the Chapel— the building where no one whispers during chapel talks, where applause is verboten, where serenity and quiet are the standard. Not . . . the raucous outburst that greeted me as I opened the door. About ten alumnae/i, all from the Class of 2000, were singing (or bellowing, in some cases) along with music—I think they were Motown tunes, but memory is hazy on this detail—in a mix of revelry and CA nostalgia. One particularly responsible participant was sweeping up flower petals that classmates had apparently tossed in their glee. But the members of the Class of 2000 were not carousing; in their own way, they were celebrating the friendships they had made at CA. I loved it—but these young alums didn’t know that right away. Apparently the appearance of a head of school at 3:15 a.m. has the power to conjure latent images of Discipline Committee hearings even when you’re almost thirty. But I quickly assured the group that I didn’t want to stop the impromptu karaoke party—I just wanted them to lower the volume. They happily complied, and we


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spent a few minutes more engaged in entertaining, if sleepy, conversation. I bid them adieu and returned home, assuming that a slightly subdued party was still under way amidst the carving of Corinthians and the antique pews. I had many memorable moments during my first Reunion Weekend—the raucously entertaining banter with the Class of 1970, for instance, the wry insights from my dinner mates from the Class of 1985, and the touching remembrances I heard from members of the Class of 1960. But if I were gathering stories for a CA anthology, this 3:00 a.m. cabaret in the Chapel—a spot made more sacred by the reverence these singers brought to it—certainly would make the final edition. I’ve accumulated quite a few stories during my first year at Concord Academy—from alumnae/i and from faculty and staff, though mostly from students. As I head into my second year here, I look back on 2009–10 as a period in which I focused on planting my feet firmly on campus and steeping myself in this special school and its people. CA, I’ve come to understand, is a school with a narrative, and a school that appreciates a narrative. During the 2010–11 school year, I plan to venture off campus a bit more and get to know many of you. I hope to travel around the country and the world to meet alumnae/i and parents, one-on-one and in small groups. I know you have CA stories too, and I want to hear them. Even if you haven’t sung in the Chapel after midnight. Yet.

Rick Hardy Head of School Dresden Endowed Chair

If I were gathering stories for a CA anthology, this 3:00 a.m. cabaret in the Chapel—a spot made more sacred by the reverence these singers brought to it—certainly would make the final edition.


Photos by Kris Kim ‘12


uring his last semester at CA, Kiefer Roberts ’07 launched what would become a glamorous tradition at CA. Inspired by Bravo TV’s fashion reality show, Project Runway, Project CA now revels as CA’s quirky and characteristic version of the original, bringing a certain fashionable pizzazz to the upper Stu-Fac every spring. A student host (first Roberts, then Peter Boskey ’08, and most recently Isabel Walsh ’10) conceives themes for garment creation and assigns them to student designers, who bring original outfits to life from scratch. In late April, they proudly presented their tour-de-force of the catwalk, modeled by students, in front of a panel of student and faculty judges and the CA community. Isabel assigned outfits “based on a zodiac sign, a song, and on one of our illustrious CA faculty members.” (Last year’s themes were a recycled garment and garments inspired by a place and

a faculty member.) This year’s lineup of talented designers (Olivia Fantini ’10, Jeehee Yang ’10, Jazmin Londono ’12, and Allie Mundel ’13) and shrewd judges (Isabel, Katie Koppel ’10, Daphne Kim ’10, and Academic Dean John Drew) promised an evening that would live up to Project CA’s reputation as the school’s most fashionable night of the year. On April 23, a sizeable crowd huddled around the upper Stu-Fac couches, waiting. Finally, the student models strode before the fans, beaming with charisma and elegance. The winners: Jee Hee Yang ’10 for overall best design; Olivia Fantini ’10 for the Zodiac category; Allie Mundel ’13 for a garment inspired by the song “Electric Feel” by MGMT; and Jazmin Londono ’12 for a piece based on theatre teacher Megan Gleeson. Afterward, Isabel spoke her mind: “Personally, doing Project CA my freshman year taught me how much I love

making clothes. I also learned just how many people love doing this, even as a hobby. I think that’s what it did for the CA community as well: it simply showed everyone that there’s all this raw ability, whether the contestants are your close friends or just people you know from seeing them in the hallway. The night of the show, everyone gets hyped up to see what the contestants have been working on for so long. I can tell that the CA community really appreciates Project CA in all of its facets, and that’s my favorite part.” Isabel has passed Project CA to Jazmin Londono ’12, an avid two-year participant. “Project CA has allowed me to showcase my talents and my creativity toward the CA community,” Jazmin said, adding that she is “excited to lead this year’s Project CA!” Never too early to start getting psyched for the most fashionable night of the year. — Scarlett Kim ’11 3

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CA’s Most Fashionable Night



2010 Hall Fellows: Terezin survivor Edgar Krasa and Terezin music expert Mark Ludwig

n April, Hall Fellows Edgar Krasa and Mark Ludwig brought the music and the terror of the Terezin concentration camp to Concord Academy, in a presentation that included both personal memoir and scholarly analysis. Edgar Krasa, slightly stooped with bushy gray eyebrows and Einsteinesque hair, reminisced about the Terezin and Auschwitz concentration camps that he survived, while Mark Ludwig, director of the Terezin Music Foundation and violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, explained the role music and musicians played in Nazi propaganda. At age 21, Krasa “volun-

Lessons in Philanthropy


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embers of Concord Academy’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program, which teaches students to both understand philanthropy and to be philanthropists, presented their grant decisions at an allschool meeting in May. CA’s YIP members learned to review grant proposals and visited applicant organizations before making their decisions. They made site visits to several nonprofits that had applied for funding and ultimately chose four: Friends of Resiliency for Life, a program for at-risk teens at Framingham High School; Decibels, a program for children with hearing loss; Samaritans, a suicideprevention program; and Easter Seals, which supports people with physical and mental disabilities.


The largest grant, $5,000, went to Friends of Resiliency for Life to support a program coordinator for grades eleven and twelve; Samaritans and Easter Seals received $3,000 each, and Decibels $1,000. YIP is a program of Foundation for Metrowest, a community foundation that provided $10,000 in grant money for CA’s group to disburse and that required students to raise additional funding. CA’s YIP members raised about $2,000 through

teered” to be a cook in Terezin in exchange for a guarantee that his parents would not be deported. He helped ready the camp, in what is now the Czech Republic, and saw it quickly become a Nazi warehouse for some 140,000, many of them artists and musicians. About 80,000 Terezin prisoners, including Krasa, eventually were sent to the death camp at Auschwitz. Ludwig, who spoke first, displayed Nazi posters that characterized music performed by blacks or Jews as “degenerate.” The Nazis had been persuaded to allow cultural events at Terezin to create an illusion that Jews were treated

well. Even in Auschwitz, said Ludwig, musicians played marches to keep inmates in step. Among his slides was a photograph of a prisoner being led to his execution, musicians accompanying the death march. In another photo, a man is surrounded by a circle of fellow prisoners while several guards and a pet hang casually on the periphery. Ludwig explained that the guards routinely chose an inmate to stand in the center, then beat him to death — while the circle of musicians was forced to play. “What did music mean to them afterward?” he asked. Ludwig also shared Terezin prisoners’ works of art and

Photos by Lisa Kong ’10

Photos by Tim Morse

The Music and Terror of Terezin

Youth in Philanthropy volunteers present checks to nonprofits they have chosen.

sales of pizza, Valentine’s Day candy, and baked goods. While moved by the work of the nonprofits, the students learned to be pragmatic philanthropists. “I think YIP is valuable because it teaches a twofold lesson,” said YIP

member Ben Weissmann ’10. “From a philanthropist’s perspective, I learned how to evaluate a grant, and from a nonprofit’s perspective, I learned what factors help a cause receive funding from philanthropic sources.”

able enough to keep alive, and the ironic juxtaposition of music and dire misery, due in part to fellow prisoner Rafael Schechter, who formed the choir that would sing the Requiem. Schechter taught the singers the Latin piece in seven weeks without music or paper, said Krasa, and trained

new singers as the original choir members were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz, a fate Schechter later encountered. Krasa described how the Nazis stocked clothing and bakery storefronts to deceive the Red Cross during an inspection, even giving a group of children chocolate and having them say, “Not chocolate again, Uncle.” Krasa also told CA about his three-day ride from Terezin to Auschwitz, packed into a freight car with no food, drink, windows, or ventilation, and an overflowing “comfort bucket” in a corner. After his all-school lecture, Krasa visited two classes, United States History and Literature of Paris, both of which had studied the period. During the literature class, he discussed his successful escape during a forced three-day run — Auschwitz had shipped out prisoners because Russian troops were encroaching. Seizing a chance to slip away from

the guards, Krasa hid in a forest but was shot under his arm. A French doctor — who had treated him back in Terezin — found him and extracted the bullet with a small knife, using no anesthesia. Krasa found the strength to move on. After relating this story, he also told the class about his ravenous encounter with food after the war (gaining seventy-nine pounds in six weeks) and his eventual reunion with his parents, who also survived. The presentation by Krasa and Ludwig was made possible by Concord Academy’s Hall Fellowship, which honors former Headmistress Elizabeth B. Hall by inviting distinguished lecturers to campus every year. — Gail Friedman

Carla Odiaga

unraveled their symbolism. In his final slide before introducing 89-year-old Krasa, he flashed a poster from a Terezin production of Verdi’s Requiem, in which Krasa performed. Krasa described the twelve-meter thick walls and moat around Terezin, the cooking skills that made him valu-


his summer, sixtynine students took CA-sponsored

n ’10 Hanlo Julia

A Summer of Service

service trips — seven went to Nicaragua, Virginia. In Nicaragua, students set up libraries in rural villages, continuing a project that Mathematics Department Head George Larivee has spearheaded, on his own, for several years. In New Orleans, students (sadly) continued to repair damage left by Hurricane Katrina. It was CA’s fourth post-Katrina trip. And in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, students gardened and renovated housing. Read the CA blog from Pipestem, West Virginia, at 5

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twenty-four to New Orleans, and thirty-eight to West

Photos by Gail Friedman


The Massachusetts chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German recognized ten Concord Academy students who scored in the 90th percentile or higher on the National German Exam.




Process of recording an original album, by Casey Barth ’10 Extreme martial arts taught through different learning styles, by Julian Bercu ’10

Seniors’ Innovations n one corner of the upper Stu-Fac, martial arts novices broke wooden boards with their fists. In another, students tasted the difference between raw milk and the milk they usually put on their cereal. Senior projects, once again, were innovative and wide-ranging. One senior interviewed illegal immigrants, while another explored the chemical processes of ceramic glazes. An environmentalist built a cabin of salvaged and recycled materials, and a dedicated politico scrutinized the impact of candidates’ portraits on presidential campaigns.


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Comparing New England raw milk dairy farms and gathering information for designing a future dairy farm, by Johanna Douglas ’10 Exploration of the deaf world; differences between deaf and hearing worlds, by Julia Hanlon ’10 Determination: A historical narrative of Mexican immigration, by Lily Lousada ’10 History of Moorish Spain through its geometry and through Islamic influence, by Bronwyn Murray-Bozeman ’10 Building a cabin using salvaged and recycled materials, by Jack Rodat ’10 Creating a scholarship fund for young men and women after rehabilitation for involvement in the child sex trade, by Katie Simon ’10 Exploration of the process and chemistry of making ceramic glazes, by Louisa Smythe ’10 Study of the photography of presidential candidates and how the photographs impacted their campaigns, by Kendall Tucker ’10 Retelling of Irish myths, legends, and folklore through writing and illustrations, by Isabel Walsh ’10

Henry Kim ’11

Bye-Bye Betty

Greener and Cleaner


fixture in the bookstore and a nurturing maternal figure to many boarders, Betty Knake P’97 has retired after fourteen years at CA (and a four-year parent volunteer stint when her son Rob was a student). “I have helped install the phones in the houses, worked in Operations, as a receptionist, in the Finance Office — actually I have done anything anyone asked of me,” she said. “It has been lots of fun. I’ll really miss it.” Knake spent more than twelve of her CA years running the bookstore. She was known not only for ordering textbooks and always having the pens and poster board that students needed, but also for putting out clementines, grapes, and other healthy snacks to augment the candy supply that attracted many hungry students to the bookstore. For some students, her basement hideaway in Aloian


oncord Academy placed fifth among Northeast boarding schools in the 2010 Green Cup Challenge — a competition that motivates schools across the country to decrease their electricity usage. Schools compare their electricity consumption for the month to their average usage from the previous two Februaries. Last year, CA used 15.68 percent less electricity than in the prior years, preventing 29,158 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Betty Knake

House was a friendly refuge. As Daysha Edewi ’10 said at the senior faculty recognition dinner: “Betty has done so much for CA, not for more zeroes in her paycheck or for brownie points from the students, but simply because she cares.”

While it’s difficult to know what saved the most energy, it was clear that small actions — shutting off lights, unplugging chargers, turning off computer screens — as well as larger ones, such as the installation of more efficient kitchen appliances, all made a difference. While the Green Cup Challenge puts schools in competition with one another, it also emphasizes the positive change people can easily make when they decide to take action together. — Kate Nussenbaum ’11 Cohead Environmental Affairs

CA Student Wins Princeton Prize in Race Relations enna Spencer ’10 received the 2010 Princeton Prize in Race Relations for her work on an anthology of stories exploring racism in twenty-five New England independent schools. Spencer collaborated with two non-CA students on the anthology, titled Speak Up! It includes firstperson accounts of racism, provocative discussion questions, and resources to help students confront racist attitudes. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations is open to high school students involved in a volunteer activity that positively affects race relations. Thirty students from twenty-three U.S. regions received the award this year. In 2007, another CA student, Kaitlyn Lynch ’08, won the prestigious prize.

Fifty-seven Concord Academy students wrote letters to state legislators supporting an updated bottle-redemption bill, which would allow redemptions on bottled water, juice, teas, sports drinks, and other beverages not currently redeemable.


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he now also sings — often his original songs — and plays piano, guitar, and keyboard. Lena and Casey’s talent as singers and songwriters earned them two of eighty-two positions at the 2010 Grammy Camp, for which more than 1,500 applicants competed.

Tara Morris

by Alexis Cheney ’11

lthough she didn’t always think of it as songwriting, Lena Stein ’11 has been recording the words and melodies that sporadically pop into her head since she was eight. Casey Barth ’10 has been playing drums since age six;


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Grammy-atically Correct

This year’s students (from seventy-three cities and twenty states) worked with Grammywinning and -nominated professionals and industry specialists in what the camp calls an opportunity “to experience what a career in the music industry is really like.” Indeed, Casey described it as “ten days of thinking, ‘wow, I am in the industry now.’” To apply, Lena and Casey submitted two performance videos of original songs and one first-person video essay. Lena found the essay daunting: “I am talking to an inanimate object for three minutes and I have to look funny, interesting, and talented.” She must have succeeded. A self-described “free writer,” Lena said the camp allowed students to compose a song and follow it from writing to arrangement to recording to marketing (a stage of particular interest to Lena). “I learned about myself as a

Who’s New?


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Wenjun Kuai

Karen Schwartz

Zhe Lu

Elwin Sykes

ou may notice several unfamiliar faces on Concord Academy’s campus this fall. Among the faculty, CA welcomes Chinese language teacher Wenjun Kuai, science teacher Zhe Lu, English teachers Karen Schwartz and Elwin Sykes, and mathematics teacher and Wilcox Fellow Marc Rios. In CA’s administrative offices, look for new Director of Advancement Kathleen Kelly, Associate Director of Electronic Communications Carly Nartowicz, and IT Network Administrator Vance Walsh. This fall, for the first time in about a decade, CA students are studying Mandarin. Teacher Kuai previously taught at the Moses Brown School, the School of Continuing Education at Providence College, and the Wheeler School, all in

Providence. She holds a bachelor’s from Hefei University of Technology in China, a master’s in education from Boston College, and is a candidate for a PhD in education at the University of Rhode Island. Science teacher Lu recently completed his PhD in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard. In the summer of 2009, Lu taught chemistry for MIT’s Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program. Rios has been a researcher and statistician at Harvard Business School since his 2008 MIT graduation. He taught at an MIT math and science outreach program and tutored at the MATCH charter school in Boston. Rios is a Wilcox Fellow, a CA program

in the way that I have been if I couldn’t pull from past intellectual experiences.” Casey and Lena approach songwriting in opposite ways. Through metaphors, Casey conveys a message or emotion that is not necessarily spelled out in lyrics. Lena, on the other hand, builds a timeline from a personal experience and lets the listener take away the emotion. Before Grammy Camp, Casey and Lena were already getting attention, especially at CA. Lena’s sophomore-year performance at CA’s annual Winterfest talent show marked the first time she had ever performed an original song. She won that talent show — and the next year’s. Within CA, Lena has taken voice lessons and sung in ensembles, in CA Chorus, and in student-run a cappella groups. In the town of Concord, she has performed at the Colonial Inn and Main Street Café (where she was

designed to nurture teaching talent among groups underrepresented on independent school faculties. Sykes, a veteran English teacher with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard, taught for thirty years during two stints at Phillips Academy Andover. During his career there, he was involved in various initiatives around diversity and multiculturalism. Another new English teacher, Karen Schwartz, has a master's in education from Harvard and a bachelor's in English and women's studies from Bates. She previously taught at several schools, including the Walnut Hill School and the Woodward School. Among the new staffers is Director of Advancement Kelly, who comes to CA from Milton Academy, where, for the past six years, she was director of

annual programs, led a recordbreaking Annual Fund, and helped develop a $200 millionplus capital campaign. Before Milton Academy, she worked in advancement for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern University, and Providence College. Kelly has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Providence College. In CA’s Communications office, Nartowicz brings expertise in Web site management and social media strategy; she has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Quinnipiac University. And helping to care for the school’s computer network is Walsh, who studied computer science at Framingham State College and, before joining CA, was an IT manager at Harmonix Music System and an infrastructure engineer at the Palladium Group.

given her own show). Her voice carries to Boston, where she sings in the Boston City Singers chorus, and resonates in her church when she sings with the choir. In May, Lena performed at the Exposure Music Festival, at the Worcester (MA) Palladium. Casey, who convinced Lena to apply to Grammy Camp, coheaded CA’s coed a capella group, the Chameleons, attended Berklee College of Music summer programs, and, in July, played with Greg Hawkes from The Cars at Johnny D’s in Somerville (MA). A few days later, ESPN2 videotaped him singing the Canadian National Anthem for the Major League Lacrosse All-Star game at Harvard Stadium. He is currently majoring in music composition at Columbia College in Chicago. This summer was his second at Grammy Camp; Lena plans to apply for a second season too.

Meeting professionals and networking is a major lure of Grammy Camp. Lena was hoping to meet the camp’s honorary dean, country singer Keith Urban, but was satisfied instead interacting with country singer Colbie Caillat, rock band Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael, and — one of Lena’s favorite songwriters — pop and country musician Darrell Brown. Although Lena and Casey were surrounded by awardwinning, talented young musicians, the ten-day journey helped them better understand their unique artistic voices. “I am trying to make Lena Stein music,” Lena said. “I am not trying to do better than Girl Next Door’s music.” She and Casey have both discovered that, whether in a CA classroom or a recording studio in LA, originality counts.

Marc Rios

Kathleen Kelly

Carly Nartowicz

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songwriter,” she said. “The songs I am most proud of contain the words I have been waiting to say — the words that stream out of my mouth unexpectedly.” Lena and Casey spent six to eight hours a day writing. “Grammy Camp was mind-blowing,” said Casey, who collaborated last year with Boston area musicians on the debut of his album, Make Your Heart Go, a process he documented for his senior project. “It changes you. It changes how you think about your music and your career in music and what you want to do with it.” He says his CA education has influenced his art. “The support to embrace the figurative, to pull meaning from different phrases in texts, has been a part of my songwriting,” he said. “The teasing of the intellectual mind that happens in the classroom has helped. I wouldn’t be inspired

Photos by Elizabeth “Billie” Julier Wyeth ’76


n late March, fifteen alumnae/i of color met with about forty CA students of color at a reception sponsored by CA’s Alumnae/i Community and Equity (C&E) Committee and the campus C&E Office. The event was hosted at the Boston office of Carmin Reiss and Eric Green, parents of Eliza Green ’11. The program began with dueling alumnae/i and student panels, which acted as provocative conversation starters. Alumnae/i reminisced about their time at CA and

shared how their lives have progressed since graduation. Rachel Eun ’12 said she attended in part to learn what it means to be Asian or AsianAmerican at CA. The event helped her realize that “everyone went through their own identity crisis. “. . . It is purely my burden to figure out who I am, why I am at CA, or how I will find myself,” she said. “But just by going to the meeting, I felt like I took one small step on my long journey.”

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Common Bonds

The Anti-Banquet


Summer in the Lab

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aniel Kim ’11 studied the evolution of Korean crab spiders during an internship at Kangwon National University in South Korea this summer; he hopes to publish his findings on spiders’ DNA sequences in Korean Arachnology. Daniel is one of several Concord Academy students who worked in science labs over the break, getting handson experience in neuroscience, chemistry, medicine, and biology. Students worked at the Broad Institute, which focuses on genomic medicine; in a neuroscience research lab at Tufts


University; in hospitals; and at a London laboratory. Among the summer scientists: Ethan Magno ‘11, who researched individual fluorescent molecules at Tufts; Kristen Lueck ‘11, who studied various aspects of animal research at King’s College in London; Rebecca Colson ‘11, who worked with a scientist observing the effect of hormones on proteins; Ryan Martin ‘11, who studied myostatin, a protein that limits muscle growth, at Boston University Medical Center; and Rachel Gomes-Caseres ‘11, who focused on how proteins might bond to molecules to inhibit cancer, at the Broad Institute.

n late April, Concord Academy Service Activists (CASA) sponsored a “hunger banquet” in lieu of dinner. Sylvia Gosnell P’10, head psychologist at Partners In Health, spoke about her work in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. The hunger banquet simulated global food distribution. That meant 5 percent of CA students participating received a dinner similar to what they eat every day. Fifteen percent ate rice and beans, and 80 percent had rice and water. Students’ food

“The ideas students get excited about in their internships are so valuable to the community when they return to school,” said Science Department Head Andrea Yanes-Taylor. “Rachel Gomes-Casseres got so excited about her research at the Broad that she'll be an amazing resource to her teacher and her classmates.” Some students found their summer jobs through contacts they made while working on

assignments were drawn at random at the banquet. CA donated the money saved in food costs to relief organizations focused on hunger and poverty in Haiti. “Many will feel hungry during the evening,” Dean of Students and Community Life David Rost warned students before the banquet. “This is a hunger that the majority of the people in the world feel each day. Fortunately, you will be able to eat breakfast the next morning. Many do not have that option.”

their “expert projects” in Advanced Biology and Advanced Environmental Science. Others found internships through CA's InSPIRE program (Interested Students Pursuing Internship Research Experiences) and CA's ION (Internship Opportunity Network). INspire and ION rely on alumnae/i, parents, and other friends of CA to provide meaningful summer experiences in the sciences for carefully selected students.


Photos by David Rost

CONCORD ACADEMY welcomed eighty-nine new students to campus this fall — a diverse and talented group that includes seventy-seven freshmen, eleven new sophomores, and one new senior, a Thai Scholar. The new students earned their places at CA after the Admissions Committee considered them among an impressive collection of 707 applicants.

The new students are: • • • •

40 boys 49 girls 38 boarders 51 day students

They come from: •

9 states

(California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,

New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia) •

7 countries and territories

(China, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the

More new student facts:

20 percent receive financial aid • 20 percent have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who attended CA • 24 percent are U.S. students of color • 12 percent are international students •

Scenes from Orientation 2010


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United Kingdom, and the United States)

Musical Notes

Realism A CD by the Magnetic Fields, featuring Claudia Gonson ’86 and Sam Davol ’88 Nonesuch, 2010

War Sebastian Junger ’80 Twelve, 2010 War enters the minds and lives of a platoon of Army Rangers deployed deep in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. As an embedded journalist, Junger has full access to soldiers in the most intimate settings, providing readers with a real and brutal portrait of combat. Most striking are the level of devotion these men have for each other and how young they are — few are over twenty-four. When a member of the company is wounded or killed, all feel his pain — including the readers, thanks to Junger’s sharp eye and prose. In the instant horror of engagement, it is not the United States they are fighting for, but each other, brother to brother. A related documentary, Restrepo, by Junger and Tim Hetherington, won the 2010 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize. Juan Restrepo, a medic, died in action in the Korengal Valley in 2007, at age twenty.

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake ’97 Ecco Books, 2010 Imagine this scenario: a carefully orchestrated and simultaneous shutdown of all U.S. communications and utilities. Air traffic ceases, highways halt, banking freezes, phone lines go dead. The nation is paralyzed. Is our government ready to handle such a situation? Today’s rapid technological advancements mean terrorists and rogue nations have new and devastating ways to sabotage national security. Even with access to the latest techniques, the U.S. is behind in the development of policies to counteract cyber attacks, and instead continues with its Cold War mentality. Clarke, former counterterrorism chief for Presidents Clinton and Bush, and Knake, international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, make the case that leaders of the Western world are woefully ignorant of the cyber threats facing their national security.

Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce Jody Heymann ’77 Harvard Business Press, 2010 Jody Heymann ’77 poses a simple question to corporate America: instead of favoring your top managers, why not invest in entry-level personnel? There are many more folks at the bottom than at the top, and often they are the name, face, and voice of the company. Whether providing call center support, direct sales, or on-site repairs, these first responders possess valuable information that upper-level managers generally do not. Heymann says that, by thinking and acting differently, many of the world’s largest corporations are providing quality working conditions and other benefits to workers at all levels, and are reaping the financial benefits of these sound policies.

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Good Eggs: A Memoir Phoebe Potts ’88 Harper Collins, 2010

Illustrations by Phoebe Potts ’88, from Good Eggs


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What better way to relay the elusive journey of a young couple trying desperately to become parents than through a painfully candid and shockingly humorous graphic memoir? The fertility gods must be crazy as Potts and her husband Jeff enter the world of misconceptions and frustrations. When family, friends, coworkers, and mere strangers seem to conceive spontaneously, the couple stoops under the burden of being childless. But they bond through commitments to their marriage, their lives as artists, and their connections to the greater human family. Good eggs, indeed.


Lyn Burr Brignoli Class of 1962

Queen of Bimbilla “My heart was very heavy knowing what sort of life the mother there would face with no support in dealing with


her mentally disabled child.”



• Lyn Burr Brignoli Class of 1962

• Nicole Rawling Roth Class of 1997

• Peter Wallis Class of 1976

• Alyson Baker Class of 1983

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yn Burr Brignoli ’62 frequently invokes the word “fluke” to describe the twists and turns her life has taken: her childhood in Massachusetts, her early adolescence in the West Indies, her American Field Service experience in Brazil, and her employment as a medical writer. But that word might be too mild to explain how this Connecticut resident was recently named a queen in the village of Bimbilla in the West African nation of Ghana. Her journey to a position of ceremonial honor dates back ten years, when the director of religious education at her church in Greenwich faced a challenge. “She had two children entering the program the same year who were physically and mentally disabled,” Brignoli explained. “She asked me if I would help out with teaching.” One of the children was nonverbal, and the challenge piqued Brignoli’s imagination. “How do you talk about something as abstract as God with someone who can’t speak? This child was also emotionally withdrawn, and frequently threw things in the classroom. But I hung in there, because I knew there was somebody in there, and eventually we saw an amazing transformation.” Brignoli was not thinking about this talent with special needs students when she went to Ghana on a Fulbright program for educators, led by Yale University’s Programs in International Educational Resources’ director of African Studies. In Ghana, while visiting a Muslim school, each group member was asked to briefly talk about his or her professional life. Brignoli felt out of place amidst college professors and high school teachers, but explained that she worked with mentally disabled children in a church. At dinner that evening, the group’s translator sat down next to her. He waited until all the other teachers had left the hall, then confided that his own son was mentally disabled. Brignoli responded instinctively, saying she would like to meet the son. A few days later, the translator brought his family to the hotel lobby. “His wife and I spent about three hours together,” said Brignoli.

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“I spoke to her the way I do with the mothers of the children I work with at home. A good deal of my ministry is centered upon encouraging the mothers. We exchanged addresses, but my heart was very heavy knowing what sort of life the mother there would face with no support in dealing with her mentally disabled child.” Not long after arriving home, Brignoli received a letter from the mother, Sibri Nantogmah. “She wrote that meeting me had changed her life. She asked me to send her more advice. And she reminded me that I had promised her son a soccer ball.” It was the beginning of an ongoing correspondence. Brignoli became increasingly aware of Nantogmah’s remarkable intelligence and leadership qualities. Of the forty-two children born to her father’s seven wives, she was the only female who could read or write. “I began to encourage her to pursue an education,” Brignoli said. “I told her that if she could gain admission into a university there, I would sponsor her.” It took three years of effort and paperwork, but in the fall of 2007, Nantogmah began a four-year university program. Nantogmah’s brother, who is chief of the Nantumba people of Bimbilla, was moved by his sister’s transformation, and recognized the value of education for women. He invited Brignoli to return to their

village in 2008 to be honored with a ceremony; there she was named Kpatihi Maligu Naa, Queen of Development. At the ceremony, he said that girls should be sent to school: “The future of our village depends on it.” Yet another surprise arrived after Brignoli returned home from that trip: a letter from the chief, explaining that his newfound commitment to women’s education was taking shape in a new school for girls, the Brignoli School. He and Brignoli are currently working with consultants in Ghana and the United States to determine how to best structure the school. So when Brignoli takes her third trip to West Africa next summer, it will be for two purposes: to monitor the progress of the school named after her and to see Nantogmah graduate from university. “Positive change flows from human connections,” Brignoli said, reflecting on her amazing journey, about which she is drafting a memoir. “What happened to me was a spiritual experience. I knew one mother of a disabled child in Greenwich and one in Ghana, and I connected with both of them. They come from different cultures and live in different worlds, but they understand each other. It shows that the human spirit goes so far beyond any religion, culture, or nation.”


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Max Amoh of Yale University; Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62, honored as Kpatihi Maligu Naa, Queen of Development; and Sibri Nantogmah (whose education Brignoli is sponsoring)

Christopher Roth ’97

Nicole Rawling Roth Class of 1997

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he has represented a veteran with posttraumatic stress whose dog was excluded from his housing complex. She’s fought for women with breast cancer who want companion animals in no-pet buildings. She’s even filed suit for chickens, seeking justice for birds abandoned in dangerous, filthy conditions. Nicole Rawling Roth ’97 is a securities litigator, but through pro bono cases like these, she applies her legal training to the creatures she cares about most. An animal lover since early childhood, Roth absorbed subtle messages about animal rights throughout her youth. Her mother was a vegetarian, and she and her sister, Natalie Rawling ’99, followed suit by the time they were seven. At six, on a fishing trip with her father, Nicole cried when she learned the fish they had caught would be dinner. (Her father told her he’d toss it back if she stopped sucking her thumb, which she did.) While the family was living in Germany, Nicole realized that cows, pigs, and chickens spent their lives outside, rather than in warehouse-like industrial facilities. Roth recognized it even then: farm animals needed an advocate. Roth gave plenty of consideration to a career in veterinary sciences, but is squeamish about blood. Law, she said, “is a way to challenge a system that I think is unjust and to potentially make a large impact. In other animal care professions, you can help individual animals or small groups. But with law, the right case has the potential to change the lives of billions of animals.” After graduating from Georgetown, Roth worked in the Department of Justice in New York, then attended Northwestern University School of Law. She knew she wouldn’t be able to go directly into animal-rights work. “It’s very difficult to get work in the field right out of law school,” she said. “The big animal-protection organizations like the Humane Society and the Animal Legal Defense Fund look for attorneys


“In other animal care professions, you can help individual animals or small groups. But with law, the right case has the potential to change the lives of billions of animals.”

with litigation experience.” Roth married CA classmate Christopher Roth ’97, settled in San Francisco, and accepted a position with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a law firm that encourages pro bono work. As a securities litigator, Roth generally represents large companies or executives in cases involving securities and regulatory investigations. But her employer willingly provides time and resources for the cases she loves. Most recently, she has been battling the chicken farmer who kept his flock in fetid conditions. Because California anti-cruelty laws cannot be applied to farm animals, she is prosecuting the case based on the environmental violations caused by crowding chickens into too little space.

Roth hopes the fight for animal rights will result in significant legislative changes, and she has reason for optimism. “Two years ago, California residents voted for a proposition that banned certain farm animal practices,” she said. “It had the most public support of any proposition in California’s history and really showed that once the public understands these issues, they support anti-cruelty measures.” Public education, she said, can have huge influence and lead to broad changes in animal treatment. “Yes, people want to be able to eat meat, dairy, and eggs,” Roth said, “but they don’t think animals should be treated the way they are in order for those products to be available.“

Peter Wallis Class of 1976

the only area that will pay for itself. As a result, interest has skyrocketed; energy efficiency and renewable energy have gained notice. This is really a positive change.” Although CA’s environmental science courses were not offered in the 1970s, Wallis found some of his energy conscience at CA. He remembers, in particular, a literature course sophomore year that touched on utopian communities. “That class really brought home for me the issue of community versus the individual and reinforced my interest in how to do good things for society,” said Wallis, who has deep ties to Concord Academy as a former trustee and son of the late Laura Wallis, a former Spanish teacher. Despite his optimism that energy efficiency will continue to improve, he wishes the public better understood “the full costs of the energy that we’re using now. Our reliance on foreign oil has led us into wars in the Middle East, which have been extremely costly to the country. We would never go to war in the Middle East if it weren’t for the presence of oil. Yet the cost of war—over a trillion dollars—is not reflected in the price of oil,” he said. “Also, the pollution costs and health costs related to fossil fuel consumption are not reflected in the price. In my opinion, as things now stand, when renewable energy plants try to compete with fossil fuel plants, you’re not getting a true apples-to-apples assessment. “That,” he added, “makes it difficult for the public to make good decisions for the environment.”

Power Surge


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eter Wallis ’76 first seriously thought about renewable energy as a college student, when he was taking a break from Brown University to spend a semester skiing in Colorado. There, Wallis said, “I saw people building solar homes and realized there were ways to make a living out of helping the environment.” Returning to Brown, he did an independent study with the Governor’s Energy Office in Rhode Island and analyzed what was then the largest solar community in Massachusetts, in North Easton. He then was invited to intern with the governor’s office and eventually landed a job, where he stayed for three years after graduation. Now vice president of strategic development for Ameresco, the largest independent energy services company in North America, Wallis supports energy-efficient projects and helps businesses upgrade facilities, stabilize energy costs, and increase energy reliability. But right after college graduation, attention toward energy resource management work was dimming. “[President] Reagan came into office and began decimating the state energy office programs,” Wallis said. “It became obvious to me that if I wanted to have an impact in the field, I had to go to the private sector.” Wallis entered Harvard’s MBA program. After completing his MBA, he began working on renewable energy projects. At Catalyst Energy Corporation, he helped develop a hydropower project and worked on biomass projects, which generate energy from organic materials. Through his work there, he met George Sakellaris, an innovator who would go on to found Ameresco. At the time, Sakellaris worked for the precursor to National Grid and had formed an energy-management subsidiary. “He began discussing the idea of incorporating my work into the subsidiary, focusing on energy conservation, ways to combine heat and power, and the pursuit of renewable energy projects,” Wallis said. He went to work for Sakellaris in 1986, and—with the exception of two years—has stayed with him in one form or another since. Over the past three decades, Wallis has seen the energy management field evolve. “When I graduated from Brown, energy prices were quite high. Then they subsided, then rose again,” he said. “Every time energy prices go up, there are a lot more projects we can pursue.” Energy efficiency has grown from a niche market, centered mostly on environmentalism, to a large, mainstream focus for companies. “It has gained a lot more prominence for those interested in doing something about climate change,” Wallis said. For that large segment, “energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit,

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Alyson Baker Class of 1983

Christopher Baker ’86

Where Art Meets the Ground

York galleries, visits to artists’ studios, visits from artists into my studio.” From there, her career path sped directly into Manhattan’s Pat Hearn Gallery and the Gagosian Gallery, where she met sculptor Mark di Suvero, the founder of Socrates Sculpture Park. She joined the park in 2000, and said the transition from gallery to nonprofit was transformative. In the gallery arena, she was “honored and thrilled to be working with world-class artists, but it was within a context that was extremely marketdriven. Particularly as the gallery realm evolved throughout the 1990s, it lacked the sense of camaraderie and accessibility that had attracted me to the art world.” When Baker joined Socrates, its operating budget was about $360,000; now, she says, it is about $1.1 million and allows for more programming and staff, as well as a larger audience. “We needed to grow at that rate because the community around it has grown,” she said. “When the park was founded in 1986, the neighborhood was largely industrial. Now it is far more residential and is becoming a cultural district that’s attracting more national and international tourists. It is a remarkable mix of people that come through the park, and we function as a community arts resource.” Acknowledging both the needs and the opportunities of the ever-evolving art world, Baker founded a new program at the park in 2009: Makers Market. “There is always an ongoing conversation within the art world about art’s

relationship to craft, design, architecture, and manufacturing,” she explained. “We are at a moment when that conversation is in the forefront of contemporary cultural dialogue. We wanted Socrates to extend that conversation and create a forum where a diverse group of artists could reach an audience and also meet each other.” In its second year, this three-day summer crafts fair and its programming included thirty-six participants and attracted more than 4,400 visitors. “The work that I do as executive director varies depending on the season,” Baker explained. “During the winter, I am primarily involved with program planning, curating exhibitions, and fundraising. The spring-to-fall months are all about working with the artists-in-residence, overseeing the exhibitions, and implementing the various programs and their accompanying marketing and outreach.” Looking ahead, Baker would like to expand the park’s programs even further. “We may be best known for our exhibitions and artist residencies, but we also offer everything from free yoga classes to international film festivals and our craft and design market. Also, we offer a lot of programs for children, but I’d like to see us get more into adult workshops, particularly around models for sustainability practices within the urban environment,” she said. “What all of our programs have in common is a goal to promote the notion that creativity is absolutely vital to people’s daily lives.”

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lyson Baker’s work as executive director of Socrates Sculpture Park is a long way, ideologically if not geographically, from the world of Manhattan art galleries where her career began. At the outdoor sculpture park, in Long Island City, Queens, Baker encourages the public to walk among artistic installations and interact with working artists in an open-air setting. “What’s wonderful about Socrates Sculpture Park is that it’s where art meets the ground,” she said. “For the most part, the works exhibited here are also made here. Visitors to the park can see and talk to the artists during the creative process. It becomes a life experience, rather than the more rarefied experience you often get in galleries or museums.” The park resides in one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the U.S.; approximately 148 different languages are spoken in the New York borough of Queens. The daughter of two artists, Baker doublemajored in art history and studio art at Brown University while taking classes at the Rhode Island School of Design, where both her parents and her brother Christopher ’86 studied. “The studio classes gave me access to the contemporary art scene even though I didn’t plan to be a practicing artist,” she said. “Studio classes provided the opportunity for trips to New 18

Alyson Baker ’83


Socrates Sculpture Park; above left, its executive director, Alyson Baker ’83

Kelsey Stratton ’99

José Ivan Román ’98 is, in his own words “a proud beneficiary of A Better Chance, which bridged my connection to CA when I was a middle schooler in the South Bronx. After CA, I attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut. I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to CA, and I value my alum status like a badge of honor.” Román has made a career of guiding and mentoring those younger than he: he recently became assistant director for admissions at Boston College Law School, after serving as assistant direc-

tor of undergraduate admissions at Yale. Román was immediately interested when he heard about a Community and Equity event to connect Concord Academy students of color with alumnae/i of color (see page 10). At the event, he participated on an alumnae/i panel and socialized with current students. He was hooked. He recently agreed to cochair the Alumnae/i Community and Equity (C&E) Committee. And he returned to campus in May for the annual senior class barbeque, joining other members of the Alumnae/i Association in welcoming the class of 2010 as alumnae/i of CA.


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Martha Leggat ’85 is busy parenting three children, tending her garden, and enjoying the many outdoor activities that southern Maine offers. She recently celebrated her twenty-fifth reunion at Concord Academy, but, over the years, has never strayed far. “The perspective that comes with age and the passage of time make me embrace my years at CA in a way that was sometimes hard as a teenager,” she said. For a decade, Leggat has kept her classmates in touch with each other and with the school as a class

secretary. In addition, she joined the committee planning her class reunion and encouraged her classmates to attend and to support the Annual Fund in honor of the class milestone. Leggat also agreed to chair the Reunion Advisory Committee of the Alumnae/i Association, offering ideas and perspective for next year’s reunions. After her twenty-fifth reunion, Leggat wrote to the Class of 1985 with details of the weekend’s activities, concluding: “I think most of us who returned to Concord Academy . . . were reminded what an amazing educational experience CA offered. From what I can gather, the school keeps getting better.”

connect with current CA students and faculty. I am constantly reminded how fortunate I am to have attended CA. At this time, I’m reaching out to see if any of you are interested in joining us and becoming more active. Volunteer opportunities range in time and tasks, so I’m sure we can find the right fit for you. I want to remind you that there are many ways to give back to CA — beyond your important annual gifts — even if you don’t live in the Boston area. Below are two examples of CA alumnae/i, and why and how they contribute. I hope they will inspire you to join us. If they do, please contact Billie Julier Wyeth ’76, P’13, CA’s director of alumnae/i programs, at or (978) 302-2232 to learn about the opportunities.


am excited to take on my new role as president of the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association. During my term, I plan to strengthen our alumnae/i contacts by using Facebook and Google — there are many lost CA alumnae/i out there — increase and improve networking and mentoring opportunities, and recruit more of you to get involved with the school. After graduating from college, I wanted to give back to CA. I knew that my time volunteering could go a lot further and have more significant impact than the donation I could afford. I teamed up with Mike Firestone ’01 to cofound and cochair CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee), which tailors events specifically to recent graduates’ needs. More recently, I chaired the Events Committee, which facilitates CA alumnae/i gatherings in the Boston area and beyond. Volunteering for CA has proven rewarding on multiple levels. It is fulfilling to know that I’m helping to improve the school and its connection with alumnae/i. Personally, the networking opportunities with CA graduates have opened many doors for my business. In addition, working with the school has allowed me to

Mike Firestone ‘01


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Marcie Munnerlyn and Rashaun Mitchell ’96 dance to the readings of poet Anne Carson in “Bracko,” during the Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy and Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston’s “Co Lab” series in July

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itchell would become a protégé of modern dance icon Merce Cunningham and enthrall leading dance critics. But when he first arrived at CA, he signed up for soccer and lacrosse. He couldn’t wait to study theatre and audition for plays. He had never taken a dance class, or even danced, unless you count goofing off to music with middle school friends. “Rashaun had no ballet background whatsoever,” said Spencer, “yet from the start, he understood lines as if he’d had that training.” Though Mitchell didn’t take dance at first, he did notice CA’s dance students. He’d walk by the studio and peer through the window, observing them as one might admire a gallery sculpture. “I thought they were beautiful,” he said. When Mitchell finally did sign up for a class, he didn’t re-enroll the following semester. “I backed out because I thought it was getting in the way of theatre,” he said. Indeed, theatre was taking a lot of his time: West Side Story, Blues for Mr. Charlie. His CA theatre teacher, Telia Anderson, was slowly transforming Mitchell, using his raw talent to build a more sophisticated, self-assured artist. “She

exposed me to a lot of things and sort of dragged the performer out of me,” he said. Talking to Mitchell today, it’s easy to imagine that his stage persona needed some coaxing. He is reserved, understated, soft-spoken. In high school he said he felt shy—except on stage, where he’d settle into a character so completely that he could appear daring or bold or outgoing, whatever the role demanded. He said he’s frequently noted that dichotomy between onstage extroversion and offstage reticence among actors and dancers he knows. Ironically, it was a theatre program—at Wesleyan University the summer after sophomore year in high school—that dimmed Mitchell’s enthusiasm for theatre. “I was not inspired,” he said. He became close friends with two dancers at Wesleyan, however, and saw his first professional dance performance. It dawned on him quite suddenly: “This is what I want to do.”

 For Mitchell, middle school was mediocre. He wasn’t happy, but never thought about boarding school until a family friend mentioned that he had attended one. His parents, whom he

described as “open-minded,” were receptive. His father, as a young man, had been a musician, and his family appreciated the arts. He said he was encouraged to “follow my dreams.” When the self-described “nerdy little kid” arrived at CA, he felt a bit conspicuous. “I always felt I was being watched,” he said. He wasn’t entirely wrong. “He was an unforgettable character from the day he walked in,” recalled former Head of School Tom Wilcox. “He was a very tiny, little guy—afraid of his shadow for about five minutes, then he just started blossoming intellectually, artistically, and personally. It makes me really smile and almost cry to think about how he blossomed.” Junior year, after the Wesleyan program, Mitchell returned to CA a dance devotee. With the nurturing of Colton and Spencer, he was developing into a fluid, efficient dancer, one who rarely wasted a footstep. “There was an economy of movement,” said Colton. “There was never any excess.” Remembering Mitchell at CA, he and Spencer both lean on animal analogies. “A cross between a prince and a fawn,” said Colton. “Elegant but earthy,” Spencer added. “He had this sort of feline grace.” Today, Spencer feels a special

Mitchell was a sort of favored son to Cunningham. “He was like a grandfather in some ways . . . gentle and fragile. In other ways, he was the boss.”

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Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell ’96 in “Nox”



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The influence of Merce Cunningham on Rashaun Mitchell ’96 can’t be overstated. Here, the dance master and icon watches as Mitchell and Andrea Weber rehearse.

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kinship—or perhaps it’s pride—that Mitchell has studied under two of her primary mentors, dancers Viola Farber and Sara Rudner. At CA, despite his natural talent and the embrace of CA’s dance program, Mitchell still had not given up theatre. Junior year, he performed with the demanding Dance Company, but also gave a memorable mainstage performance as the MC (the Joel Grey role) in Cabaret. Wilcox considers himself a Cabaret connoisseur, having seen numerous professional performances. “I still think that Rashaun’s version of the MC, the lead character, was fabulous, over the top,” he said.

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Through his years at CA and later, at Sarah Lawrence College, Mitchell would develop the intellect that was so apparent during his recent performance at the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art with Summer Stages Dance (SSD) at Concord Academy. Before a full house, he interpreted “Bracko” and “Nox,” two works by poet Anne Carson, a MacArthur “genius award” recipient who read her poetry as Mitchell and costar Silas Riener danced. For both “Nox” and “Bracko,” Mitchell faced not only the challenge of choreographing, but of choreographing himself. “It’s extremely difficult,” he said, “because you have to be two people at once.” Sometimes he would videotape himself to gain outside perspective. Without a deep understanding of Carson’s “Nox,” he couldn’t have choreographed the nuanced, multilayered story of the poet’s dead brother, a work that melds the words of ancient Roman poet Catallus and modern-day Carson. To penetrate the poetry, Mitchell said he sought its essence, yet was most moved by what was missing. “Her brother is a mystery,” he explained. “There are definitely these holes that inspired me. I thought about how a person can be extracted from his own life, spiritually or physically, and geographically.” If this sounds cerebral, it should. Mitchell is a thinker, but he is not aloof, and he said that Carson isn’t either. “When I met Anne, I loved that she has this rigorous intellect, but we related on a human level,” he said. “We didn’t talk about hoity-toity intellectual stuff.” After his intensely technical work with Cunningham, he was ready for the emotional quality of Carson’s poetry. “I’ve been doing so much complicated, fast footwork with Cunningham. I wanted to move away from that,” he said. “I wanted more emotional resonance, to evoke various psychological states.” Rashaun Mitchell ’96 in “Bracko”


Based on the audience reaction at the ICA, he succeeded. (One spectator said she had to go outside to compose herself after “Nox,” skipping the post-performance Q&A.) Mitchell’s dance movements worked with the poetry literally and metaphorically, physically and psychologically. One intense scene appears to be a frenetic attempt at CPR—Mitchell pumping the undulating chest of his costar Riener and Riener returning the resuscitative favor. But Mitchell said the scene actually stemmed from a dream Riener had about being shot, and only developed into its powerful, pounding physicality much later. New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay, in a review of the Boston performance, said, “Part of Mr. Mitchell’s greatness as a dancer is that he appears relaxed even when working at full stretch.” He referred to Riener and Mitchell as “two of the greatest dancers before the public today.” Macaulay also reviewed

the two dancers in a May performance of “Nearly 902,” speaking first of Mitchell’s costar: “Mr. Riener is electrifying. At the end of his solo the question arises: Does dance get better than this? “Then Rashaun Mitchell takes the stage and the answer at once is yes. Whereas Mr. Riener dances as if he knows the answers, Mr. Mitchell dances with a wonderful innocence that suggests he’s still asking the questions. He moves as if he doesn’t know what will happen next (though he’s strict about delivering the steps unchanged). Better yet, he seems always to be discovering aspects of space and time for the first time.” In the case of the ICA performance, Mitchell was literally discovering a space for the first time. He had measurements of the waterfront, glassencased theatre ahead of time, but didn’t see it firsthand until two days before the performance. That’s when he shot into overdrive, sleeping little, anticipating the challenges and opportunities

of the stunning setting. At times like this, creative ideas pummel Mitchell’s unquiet mind; he often keeps a notebook by his bed to capture thoughts that surface during sleep. Mitchell’s choreography reveals this creative insight, an ability to perceive beauty, message, meaning, below the surface. “I’m very sensitive to people and to my environment. I find beauty in things that are very mundane,” he said. Still, he realizes that dance, like a mural painted over, is ephemeral. “I don’t hold on to things. I don’t believe in that. It’s important in my work to not feel what I’m doing is sacred.” In fact, just one day after his ICA performance, when he and Riener taught a class at Summer Stages Dance, Mitchell seemed decidedly down-to-earth. Mitchell attended Summer Stages twice as a student, and said that at both SSD and CA, he was encouraged to be himself, “to listen to what my body wanted to do.” Many


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Creative ideas pummel Mitchell’s unquiet mind; he often keeps a notebook by his bed to capture thoughts that surface during sleep.

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dancers he knows had to unlearn bad habits and techniques as they turned professional. “I was lucky I had such good training,” he said, referring to Colton and Spencer. “Others had to shed baggage. I never had that.”

 When the Merce Cunningham Dance Company finally disbands at the end of 2011, after a worldwide farewell tour, Mitchell expects he’ll focus more on choreography. Cunningham, anticipating his own death in 2009, planned the demise of his acclaimed company. Mitchell was a sort of favored son to Cunningham. In his first class with the dance artist and impresario, he was intimidated: “I stood as far as possible and tried to hide.” But the master teacher noticed him immediately, encouraging him and urging him to make his movements bigger. The relationship with the man who ultimately would choose him as his understudy had paternalistic qualities. “He was like a grandfather Rashaun Mitchell ’96 (background) and Marcie Munnerlyn in a 2008 production of “Bracko”

Touring with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company has been both exhilarating and wearing. “A lot of times I don’t remember where I am or where I’ve been.”


the frenetic pace of global trips, when he can be away from his home in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn for weeks on end. The influence of Cunningham on Mitchell can’t be overstated. Even when the dance great was near death and sitting in a wheelchair, Mitchell would notice him moving his feet in sync or gesturing with his arms. “He had this way, without really moving that much, of expressing so much,” Mitchell said. The assessment of Cunningham sounds eerily similar to Colton’s description of Mitchell’s dancing style, his “economy of movement.” Perhaps Mitchell will carry the legacy of his mentor in his efficient footwork, and in the grace of the dancers his choreography will someday inspire.

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in some ways. He was gentle and fragile,” said Mitchell. “In other ways, he was the boss, the man.” Cunningham selected Mitchell to dance in “Crises,” a work choreographed by Cunningham for Cunningham and never before performed with another lead. Stepping into Cunningham’s original roles meant the two worked together frequently. Mitchell described his mentor as “sweet” on one hand, but said “the intimidation factor never really went away.” Mitchell was among one of several small groups that visited Cunningham on his deathbed. He was in and out of lucidity, frequently talking about his childhood. But he told Mitchell to “keep going and not to show off.” Then, he asked, “What has dancing meant to you?” It was a profound question, especially under the circumstances—one that Mitchell has answered in the past, but he now says he is open to newer, ever-changing answers. For Mitchell, touring with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company has been both exhilarating and wearing. “A lot of times I don’t remember where I am or where I’ve been,” he said. He admits smoking more while on the road, a comforting vice that helps him normalize

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TOUR DE FARCE CA Stages an Opera: Les Mamelles de Tirésias


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he perceived constraints of femininity drifted skyward, along with the colorful balloons that moments before had been stuffed into Thérèse’s bodice. As the character of Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, played by Therese Ronco ’11, rejected her womanly attributes and essentially changed gender, she demonstrated at once the playful and serious personalities of CA’s 2010 Dance Company production. The seemingly contemporary themes of Les Mamelles de Tirésias actually date to 1903, when Guillaume Apollinaire wrote the play on which Les Mamelles was based. Apollinaire’s work inspired French composer Francis Poulenc, who turned it into an opera in 1947. While CA frequently stages theatrical productions that few high schools would dare (Ubu ’77, based on an Alfred Jarry play, for example, or Lorca’s Blood Wedding), and while CA’s Dance Company never shrinks from the avant garde (last year’s Bear Spot incorporated horses into its repertoire), opera

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remains uniquely ambitious. But Dance Company teacher and director Richard Colton, along with music director Keith Daniel, found Les Mamelles appealing for several reasons, notably for its artistic and sociopolitical implications. Poulenc delivered a message to post–World War II France urging the population to reproduce — evident in the bassinets decorating several scenes. Colton said he found the opera particularly appealing because “it invites dance, or may I dare say, abstraction.” Yet it is remarkably accessible. Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a farce, but one with serious political themes. “The opera is the response of a great poet and a composer to World Wars I and II respectively,” Colton said, “so there is an underlying thematic seriousness, but the poetic and musical vocabularies are filled with light. There are elements that are quite serious, but it’s not a dark response.” Hardly. Characters clothed in striking black and white — at times in clashing, almost clownish costumes — gave audience members a sense, from the opening act, that they were party to an inside joke. They knew upon entering the P.A.C. that they would not be sitting through a classical opera. White ropes drew diagonal lines from ceiling to floor, suggesting a circus tent in the emptiness above the seats. Dancers galloped on wooden horses. When the entire chorus donned baby bonnets, including conductor Keith Daniel, it was official: silliness was a condoned reaction, even to opera. “It’s a comic opera, but written with the complexity and beauty of a Bach cantata,” said Colton. Daniel and Colton had deliberated carefully over whether to present Les Mamelles in its original French, or in English. A translation was available, and ultimately they opted for English. “We wanted people to understand the words,” Daniel said. “Because it was danced, we wanted people watching dancers instead of subtitles.” “It seemed a pity for the audience not to be able to follow the text,” Colton agreed. “It is so straightforward and funny, like the The Honeymooners.”

Unlike the baroque and tragic opera that CA students performed in 2007, Henry Purcell’s Englishlanguage Dido and Aeneas, Les Mamelles was more of a romp. Both demanded voices that could adapt to operatic singing, and Daniel knew he would have to choose from a stable of singers largely untrained in the genre. Daniel realized he had strong enough voices to handle the roles in Les Mamelles, however, and with his most powerful female voice about to graduate, he felt some urgency. “I knew Talene could handle the lead role. And I knew I had male voices that could handle significant chunks,” Daniel said, referring to Talene Bilazarian ’10, who sang the role of Thérèse, and Edmund Metzold ’11 and Andrew Murray ’11, who sang the parts of the husband and the policeman respectively. “We decided to bite the bullet because it was the last year for Talene,” Daniel said. “She sings with the kind of investment an opera singer has. And her voice has the essential attributes of an oper-

English Department Head Liz Bedell acted as dramaturge, explaining what the original production might have looked like and helping students put the work in historical context. “Liz gave our students the source materials they needed to delve into their characters; she gave the past a living vitality for the performers,” Colton said. That helped the cast members grasp the intensity of the work, a process that was not without hurdles. Sarah New ’11, who danced the role of Presto, felt tested by the new challenge of dancing while singers told the story. “There is a fine balance between dancing a part and acting/miming what the singers are saying,” she said. “This was probably the most challenging part, at least initially, as we developed the dance components of the opera — to separate the emotions from the words, and to try to dance the emotions more prominently than the literal lyrics.” Steff Spies ’12, who danced the parts of the townswomen and the son, said that the accompanying singing forced her to delve into her

character as she hadn’t before. “What intimidated me was that my character would have so much more depth to it because it would develop through movement and words,” she said. Dancing the demanding role of the husband, Andrew Gonzalez ’11 found the process of creating movement for the opera “tough, but worth it. I was pushed as a dancer to make my movement convincing and thoughtful, so that the meaning of the movement was relevant not only to the dancer, but to the audience as well.” For Edmund Metzold ’11, who sang the role that Andrew danced, the music itself was jarringly unfamiliar. “Twentieth-century classical music broke the principles that previous classical music and now popular music are based on,” he said. “So the music is often dissonant and atonal, making it tougher to sing.” It’s unlikely any of the students had heard of Les Mamelles before training to perform it. Even many opera buffs are unfamiliar with this rarely produced opera, though it had

its U.S. premiere at nearby Brandeis University in 1953. It was performed in a triptych at the Metropolitan Opera in 1981, but is rarely produced solo because of its onehour length. That length, however, perfectly suited a student production. “I knew the opera and thought it would be wonderful for our performers and audience. The opera is a gem, a small masterpiece,” said Colton. “It challenges but doesn’t overwhelm student performers.” In the end, only those watching were overwhelmed. The caliber of the production demonstrated the talent of the students and the inspiration their teachers/directors provided. The real reason any high school can successfully produce an opera is the teachers’ creativity and unrestrained enthusiasm for the project. “It’s absolutely scintillating to be able to do this,” Daniel said. “To introduce these kids to the beauty of opera and to the craziness of this opera is the kind of joy that keeps me working at CA year after year.” — Gail Friedman


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atic instrument: power, vibrato, and color.” The singers performed from seats in the back of the P.A.C. while the dancers acted the parts on stage, all accompanied by an eleven-piece instrumental ensemble. One audience member remarked that he felt as if he were treated to two productions at once: a stunningly visual dance and an impressive choral concert. To help prepare the dancers, Colton introduced them to some of Apollinaire’s favorite artists. “We looked at a lot of Picasso. We tried to embody his ambitions: to show the body in all its dimensions in an instant,” Colton said, adding that the CA production had a “collaged, Cubist feeling.” Characters became layered, with a man playing a woman playing a man, for instance. The costumes and the set reflected that, too. “Richard, Caleb, and I did lots and lots of visual research,” from Picasso to Laurel and Hardy, said costume designer Daniel Michaelson, referring to Richard Colton and set designer Caleb Wertenbaker.

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Tom Kates

Commencement 2010 Photographs by Tim Morse

 Foreground: Choral Director Keith Daniel, Haley Han ’10, Razina Aziz-Bose ’10, and Jeremy Owades ’10. Far right: Speaker Ed Begley Jr.

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ctor Ed Begley Jr., the keynote speaker at CA’s eighty-seventh Commencement, delivered an urgent plea for environmental activism amidst the rhododendron backdrop of the Chapel Lawn on May 28. “How much do I really need? How much do we all really need?” he asked, introducing a talk, both hopeful and cautionary, that would touch on the BP oil disaster and melting glaciers, as well as several successful efforts to clean up the earth.


Invoking the wisdom of Henry David Thoreau, Begley urged the Class of 2010 to “live the simplest life you can.” He was pragmatic but insistent: recognizing that this generation cannot live as Thoreau once did, he nonetheless urged his listeners to take some steps toward simplicity: “There comes a point when we need to put the iPhone down, to put the Blackberry down, and go and walk in the woods.” While he praised the Concord Academy community for its environmental awareness, he added, “I need you to do more.”

Begley appeared moved by CA’s Commencement—decidedly not a cap-and-gown affair— from the moment violinists Matt Bliss ’13 and Yong Murray ’13 played “Desperado” during the processional. As the Class of 2010—boys in suits and girls in white dresses—stood on the senior steps and sang the class song they had selected, “Stand By Me,” Head of School Rick Hardy looked beside him and noticed that CA’s guest speaker was a bit choked up. “I was very moved by ‘Desperado’ and ‘Stand by Me,’” Begley acknowledged before he

several references to an apparently rough-andtumble decade. Both Henley and Begley are active in the Walden Woods Project, which is dedicated to preserving the landscape that inspired Thoreau’s determination to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life,” as the transcendentalist wrote in Walden in 1854. Begley has earned awards from numerous environmental organizations and has authored Living Like Ed and Ed Begley’s Guide to Sustainable Living. He costars, with his wife, in the reality TV show Living with Ed, and he has appeared in films including Pineapple Express and Batman Forever and on TV shows including St. Elsewhere, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, The West Wing, The Practice, Boston Legal, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. Begley has long practiced what he preaches. He was one of the first owners of an electric car, purchased in 1970 (“a golf cart with a windshield wiper and a horn”), and he often rides his bike to Hollywood events, arriving alongside the limos. Begley has gone head-to-head with global-warming naysayers on TV news programs. He told CA that the “biggest lie” is the claim that cleaning up the earth is unaffordable, and he cited the jobs created by environmental initiatives. Striking a note of optimism, he pointed to successful cleanup efforts in New York’s Hudson River and Santa Monica Bay. “We can do this,” he said.

telling the CA story and the stories that involve the great work of those sitting directly in front of me today.” Hardy then delivered his first Commencement remarks at Concord Academy. (Turn the page for the full content of Hardy’s speech.)

launched into his keynote address. After Commencement, when students filed through a receiving line of faculty and staff, Begley went through too, then joined the line and congratulated each graduate. Begley was pinch-hitting for his friend Don Henley, founder of the rock band the Eagles, who was scheduled to speak but had to cancel after the illness of a band member affected his touring schedule. “I’m covering for my dear friend Don Henley, as he covered for me many times in the seventies,” Begley quipped, one of

Preceding Begley’s speech were an introduction by senior class president Daphne Kim ’10, a thank-you to departing faculty and staff by Student Head of School Daysha Edewi ’10, and remarks by CA Board of Trustees President John Moriarty and Head of School Rick Hardy. “Even though our children graduated from CA years ago, we have stayed involved because of the community that CA is,” Moriarty said. “The concept and practice of common trust is one of the many things that make this school unique. This is a value that you will take with you beyond CA.” Moriarty referred to himself, in his first year as board president, as a freshman, who has been “working with another freshman—Rick Hardy. We are lucky to have wrestled him from Milton and to have him as part of this community. He is a gifted teacher, a talented leader, a great speaker and writer, and he really enjoys


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From left: Head of School Rick Hardy, Senior Class President Daphne Kim ’10, Commencement speaker Ed Begley Jr., and CA Board of Trustees President John Moriarty; Student Head of School Daysha Edewi ’10; Jenny Jeong ’10, Daphne Kim ’10, Suah Lee ’10, Jee Hee Yang ’10, and Cindy Do ’10. Below: Rick Hardy (center), Johanna Douglas ’10 (left).


ood morning. I am honored to preside over this graduation ceremony, my first as head of school at CA. Let me begin by thanking John for all he has done to lead the CA board this year; you would be hard-pressed to find a man who is more devoted to this school. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner, especially in my “freshman year.” I’m deeply grateful for his commitment to CA, his guidance, and his friendship. I’m also grateful for the weather today, which, in case you were won-

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dering, was brought to us by Don Kingman, our director of operations—just ask him. He will tell you that he controls it, but only, apparently, when it’s good. Like today—so thank you, Don. We are gathered here on this beautiful morning to celebrate and give thanks for this class and all that they have given to us; to offer them some final words of wisdom or advice; and, most importantly, to present each of them with a tangible symbol of what they’ve accomplished—a Concord Academy diploma. It is a handsome article, this diploma, each one beautifully lettered and carefully signed, though in my case not very legibly. It represents a significant achievement— completing a course of study that is rigorous and wide-ranging—but it also connects each one of you to the past, this present, and the future of CA as well. Generations of students before you have sat as you are sitting here today—excited, nervous, eager for what comes next—and generations more will follow you. For each of you, this diploma represents the conclusion of one portion of your journey and the beginning of another. But before you take the next step on the path ahead, we want to savor this

have listened to them, supported them, and believed in them. I would ask the Class of 2010 to stand once more and join me in applause for the mothers and fathers, as well as the sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and

opportunity to thank and honor you one more time. Let me ask the Class of 2010 to stand, turn toward the audience, and be recognized by our applause. This is a day about thanks, and I want to begin by thanking the parents of the Class of 2010. You have been vital partners in your sons’ and daughters’ journeys here; as we know, it has not always been easy, and certainly I’m sure there were moments when you might have wondered whether all the struggle was worth it. But you’ve been there for your children, through successes and disappointments, giving them guidance and love and courage to sustain them; and they sit before us here, ready—mostly—for what comes next, and that’s because you

From left: Haley Han ’10, Kendall Tucker ’10, and Rachel Carr ’10; the Pimms — Gayle, Tom, Olivia ’10, and Jared ’07; Caroline Howe ’10 and Rick Hardy. Below left (foreground): Razina Aziz-Bose ’10. Below right: Thomas Rafferty ’10.

be your colleague. More importantly, thank you for all that you have done for your students this year but especially for the Class of 2010—all the papers you have graded, all the classes you have prepared, all the practices and games

you have coached, all the performances you have shepherded, all the recommendations you have written, all the phone calls you have made, all the lunches you have spent deep in conversation with advisees, all the moments for which you have

been present—and that, among all the many impressions that I’ve gotten this year, has been perhaps the most compelling: how truly “present” adults are here, how well they know their students, how deeply they care about them, and because of that presence and awareness and caring, how possible it has been, day after day, for students to do remarkable things and for us adults to bear witness to them. For all that you have done for these students, we thank you. Please join me in applause for CA’s faculty and staff. For those here this morning not


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friends who have been there for you and for all that they have done to make this day possible. To the faculty and the staff, thank you for welcoming me to CA and for allowing me to learn from you and with you. I’m honored to

From left: Olivia Fantini ’10 and Lisa Kong ’10; Walker Nordin ’10, Andrew McCue ’10, Anders Rasmussen ’10, and Will Watkinson ’10; Lizzie Durney ’10, Maia Johnstone ’10, Jee Hee Yang ’10, and Daphne Kim ’10. Below: Emily Boghossian ’10, Xana Turner-Owens ’10, Julia Hanlon ’10, Eliza Rosen ’10, and Lovelie Tejada ’10. Below left: Steve Chi ’10.

familiar with some of the traditions of this ceremony—and let me acknowledge that my own acquaintance with these traditions began not so very long ago—our Commencement has two distinct practices that set it apart from other graduation proceedings. One is that we do not award prizes, a tradition that is rooted in our core value that all students, not just a few, deserve acknowledgment. Two other traditions involve a sock and the awarding of the diplomas: more on those later. As John pointed out, I’m about

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to finish my own freshman year at CA, a year that has been filled with discoveries of all sorts, in particular about this school’s distinctive culture: for instance, I discovered a new time zone here. Before I arrived at CA, I knew about Eastern Standard Time, Central Time, Pacific Time, Greenwich Mean Time, but I found that there is also CA Time. I’ve been urged to see this phenomenon as essential to the “creative process.” I’ve also come to see that people at CA habitually take on more than humans ought to take on, but breathless appears to be the preferred state of being here. Now, one might imagine that such a state would spawn chronic fatigue and its cousin, pessimism, but I’ve found that CA people are by and large optimists; regardless of how dark the sky may get, they see sunshine in the clouds, opportunity always in the offing. For instance, when the river was lapping at the back stairs of the Chapel last month, planners seized the moment to “float” a few ideas (sorry, I couldn’t resist; that was a farewell gift for [departing Science Department Head] Mike Wirtz): for instance, there was the idea for the First Annual CA Sailing Regatta and Fly Fishing Tournament; there was word of a new activity option, subsequently traced

to the Performing Arts Department, entitled, “Ten Things You Can Do Onstage While Waiting for the Fields to Dry Out”; and there were even reports of a new school slogan: “CA—A River Runs Through It.” I’ve also had the chance to observe this year’s senior class; I won’t say that I “made a study” of them, per se, but my daughter did just earn her degree in anthropology and I have thumbed through several of her textbooks on occasion, so I consider myself moderately qualified to offer just a few observations: For starters, these seniors are not shy; they will share opinions— about anything—wherever, whenever. They like to hug—each other,

their families, their friends, their teachers, their pets, their sports equipment, and occasionally, the trees surrounding the quad. I have heard that a petition to make hugging an intramural sport is gaining ground. They love to share their enthusiasms and their talents, whether that is performing as a kazoo chorus, building a cabin out of entirely recycled materials, bashing out a punk version of “Concord, Concord” at Senior Coffeehouse, or leading the student team to a “never-in-doubt” victory in the annual student-faculty/staff basketball game. They are very good students; they read widely, write clearly and movingly; they can talk to anyone

From left: Alexandra Urban ’10 and Mike Pappas ’10; Alexander White ’10, who received his diploma last and with it a dollars-filled sock, a CA tradition. Below right: Elvis León ’10 and Lovelie Tejada ’10.

ing the P.A.C. on the night the freshmen took their bows. During the past several weeks, we have celebrated the final work of these seniors; plays, choral and instrumental recitals, our annual art exhibition, senior projects; last Tuesday evening, a marvelous appreciation dinner celebrating faculty and staff who have given long service to CA; and yesterday evening, a wonderful, moving baccalaureate that once more showcased both these seniors’ talent and their desire to give something back to the community.

But nowhere was it more clear how much they gave back to CA over the course of the year than in their chapel talks. I cannot begin to convey the variety, the power, the poignancy, or the courage that I heard in those talks; what I can say is that they reminded me why I was drawn to teaching, and why I was drawn to this school. In telling their stories, they allowed us to see the full range of backgrounds, passions, questions, and hopes that make up this place; in telling their stories, they modeled for younger students how to step into the light with


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about anything, from Thoreau’s Walden to Newton’s Laws, from Vergil’s poetry to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. And their passion for learning, matched at every turn by their teachers, makes this a remarkable learning environment. But it is their humanity that makes CA a community. These seniors are humble, tolerant, and strong enough to be self-critical. They understand how to get things done, but they also nurture and empower the people around them, as they showed us in their work with the ninth grade on FroshProject, then in their pack-

Kevin Lu '10, Ayres Stiles-Hall, Geoffrey Yu '10, and Alan Zhu '10; Katie Koppel '10 and Isabel Walsh '10. Below right: Sam Tobey '10.

courage and conviction; and in telling their stories, they entrusted a part of themselves with all of us, and showed us how to believe. They value their individuality, no doubt of that, but they have demonstrated a bond—call it the simple, sheer joy they take in being with one another—that gives this collection of individuals an identity, that makes these students a class.

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Although I’ve had only one year to get to know you, I feel a particular kinship with you, and I’m going to miss you. In my opening talk at last September’s Convocation, I asked what the story of this year would be—and how each of us would help to tell it. From the first day of the fall, through the long winter, into the watery spring, and the final sprint toward summer, you

have done your part and much, much more: you have partnered ably with us through easy issues and not-so-easy ones, modeled respect for others, and through countless words and deeds, you have knitted the fabric of the community into something that makes us all proud. This senior class possesses all of the values we prize most highly— love of learning, an appreciation for

diversity of all kinds, and trustworthiness—and we can be sure that, in sending them out into the larger world, we are enhancing the promise of our common future. We are grateful for all that you have done to make this school year such a memorable and positive one. We will remember you for many things, and we will honor you for telling your story and thereby, the school’s story, with wit and wisdom and heart. Thank you.

Reunion Weekend 2010



ld friends and the kind of intellectual debate alumnae/i expect from Concord Academy dominated Reunion Weekend, June 11–13. About 250 alumnae/i from twenty-four classes reminisced with former classmates and teachers, attended yoga classes, jammed in a CA hootenanny, and took campus tours. Many enrolled their children in CA’s Kids’ Camp so they could hang out with classmates they hadn’t seen for years. Some chose to walk into town with those classmates, just as they did in high school, while others took advantage of numerous Reunion Weekend activities. The Class of 2005, for example, cheered on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Vintner, author, and wine consultant Louisa Thomas Hargrave ’65 led a wine-and-cheese tasting with campus connoisseur and English teacher Parkman

Howe. CA’s Jazz Ensemble director and bassist Ross Adams joined vocalist Julia Hanlon ’10 and pianist Jonathan Fagan ’11 to entertain at Friday’s dinner, and John Funkhouser ’84 played at a Sunday jazz brunch. As always, alumnae/i from reunion years staffed stimulating panel discussions, this year focusing on health care reform, the economy, architecture, and writing. Perhaps not surprisingly, the “On Writing” seminar was packed, every folding chair in the library occupied by alumnae/i anxious to get inside the worlds of poet Carol Burnes ’60, fiction writer Vicky Fish ’80, journalist Ariana Green ’00, and novelist Margie Erhart ’70. The panelists talked about their early wrestling with the written word. Erhart said she discovered fiction writing when she was a girl, after her brother broke into her 37

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From top: Ross Adams and Julia Hanlon ’10; Helen Hobbs ’70 and Lisa Cunningham ’75; Reunion Weekend writing panel; Sina Saidi ’80 and Karen McAlmon ’75. Below right: Pam Strauss Sullivan ’60, Mary Thomas Purcell ’60, and Jane Thomas Elliott ’62.

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locked diary. She created a character so she could continue writing truths, but privately. “I was the family introvert in a family of extroverts,” she said. Through writing, she could express herself. In her discussion, Erhart lamented the dumbingdown of popular literature. “Many things on the bestseller list are easy books,” she said. “We used to read great literature.” While she was talking, the author of five books, most recently The Butterflies of Grand Canyon, became distracted for a moment: glancing up at a wood carving on the library wall, she said, “I think I carved that flying squirrel.” Moderator Sandy Stott, a CA English teacher, had asked each writer to come up with a pertinent question. Erhart asked, “How can we keep writing relevant?” then quickly followed with the admission, “Why at fifty-seven, with five novels, do I feel so irrelevant?” She posited that her work teaching youths has made her aware how differently they absorb written information. “If you work with students who are young,” she said, “you really have to face the fact that they are looking in a whole new direction.” Writer Vicky Fish, who had worked in public health, took a career-changing writing class shortly after the birth of her third child. “That is when I started to say, “I have something to say. I have a story to tell.” She began writing for a parent paper, mostly musings on child-rearing, then segued to short stories, persisting through

some forty rejections before her first story was published. Green’s break came more quickly. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications, she had moved to Puerto Rico for a magazine job shortly after the Times’ reporter there left. When she contacted an editor about work, she gave her an assignment the same day. Tenacious and skilled, Green quickly proved herself and has since covered numerous stories for the Times, including several months of reporting on terrorist bombings in London and Glasgow. She described her entrée to journalism as somewhat accidental: she was a serious dancer at Concord Academy, but an injury forced her to look for a new creative outlet. Her father suggested she write for the Centipede, and the writing hobby she had nurtured since she was a small child became a serious pursuit, eventually growing into a profession. The only dedicated poet on the panel, Burnes credits her writing skill for, well, just about everything. She said she got through college and possibly CA because she could write. “I got away with murder because I could write,” she said. “I majored in history not because I care about history. I don’t remember a single fact. But I could write history papers.” She admitted picking apart every novel she reads, stopping in her tracks for a turn of phrase or, more often, editing in her head, wondering why whole chapters

only about 3 percent. Why? “Because they do things at the wrong time,” Borden said. He said investors are driven by four dangerous emotions: overconfidence; loss aversion (waiting unrealistically long for a stock to recover); anchoring (sticking to ideas when facts suggest they are no longer valid); and herding. “Don’t follow the herd,” he warned, explaining that the “herd” currently is holding cash and buying bond funds, which have historically low interest rates. “Usually when you follow the herd,” he added, “you end up getting slaughtered.” Mulvany, who is an institutional equity salesperson at UBS, noted the media’s disproportionate influence on the market, citing BP stock’s rapid fall after the recent disastrous oil spill. Schwartz, head of international equity at ING and a member of the Investment Committee of CA’s Board of Trustees, agreed that the stock’s demise is not based on financial reality. “If the outcome of BP were purely based on financial issues, you’d buy like crazy right now,” he said. “But politics are unpredictable.” Schwartz said he didn’t think, ultimately, that politicians would “dismember” BP, but said it was plausible. In afternoon seminars, CA architecture teacher Chris Rowe triggered discussion with a slide show, provoking panelists and architects Lisa Cunningham ’75, George Perkins ’75, and Brigid Williams ’70. Cunningham wistfully recalled building a solar house while a Wesleyan student and added that she had just completed her first solar and geothermal house for a client—

Top left: Susan Bastress ’70, Catherine Beecher ’70, Amy Huntoon ’70, Priscilla Stevens-French ’70. From top right: Mary Lee Bennett Noonan ’55, Deborah Smith Leighton ’55, and Elizabeth “Ding” Richardson ’55; Alissa King ‘00, Alisha Bhagat, and Mark Egerman ‘00; Sidney Walker ’65; Tremaine Wright ’90 and Keith Tashima ’90. At left: Catharine Beecher ’70, Beverly Crockett ’70, and Mary Lombard ’70.


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weren’t excised. “Being a poet I’m really into compression,” she explained. Burnes stumbled into poetry through her fascination with that compression. “I was intrigued by taking a huge thing and distilling it down, and one day I said, ‘Maybe that’s poetry.’” Burnes teaches writing to all kinds of people— lawyers, PhD candidates, small children. “I use poetry as the first step in all my teaching of writing,” she said. As writers tossed words around the library, up one flight in the Great Room, the focus was on finance. Panelists Christopher Borden ’80, Taragh Mulvany ’90, and Phil Schwartz ’80 debated investing and the economy in a discussion moderated by CA Chief Financial Officer Judi Seldin. Borden, a personal financial advisor, explained how emotions interfere with investment decisions. The average mutual fund has gained about 8 percent over twenty years, he said, but the average mutual funds investor has gained

Creative Advocacy Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service PAUL SANTOMENNA ’85


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e has shed light on injustices suffered by the Apache nation at the hands of the U.S. government. He has chronicled the sad and short life of a victim killed, in essence, by overly restrictive Medicaid regulations. He’s documented a campaign to prohibit Baltimore landlords from dumping the property of evicted tenants on the street and leaving the city to pick up both the trash and the tab. Paul Santomenna ’85, the 2010 recipient of the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service, continues, today, to change lives through the creative use of media, in particular through social justice advocacy films. His short, missiondriven documentaries illuminate societal wrongs — and try to right them. The first male honoree since the Joan Shaw Herman Award was first presented in 1976, Santomenna accepted his award at the annual ceremony during Reunion Weekend, where he explained how his films address tragic flaws in institutions, often in well-intentioned but bureaucracy-strangled systems. A recurrent theme of his work, he told the audience in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel, is how systems or institutions “isolate the people who make policy from the people who implement policy.” One of his films, created through the Megaphone Project, a nonprofit he cofounded while living in Baltimore, followed the story of twelve-year-old Deamonte Driver, who died of infection


from an abscessed tooth. In Maryland at the time, very few dentists accepted Medicaid patients because of extremely low reimbursement rates. Another Santomenna project captured the injustice of the Maryland eviction law as well as the tenant rights campaign that helped overturn it. Now a Maine resident and executive director of Maine Physicians for Social Responsibility, Santomenna continues to address injustice through film. A current project tells the story of Iraqi translators employed with, then largely abandoned by, the U.S. Army. “At the end of 2008, a few hundred interpreters received special U.S. visas,” Santomenna said. “They were promised jobs here with the Department of Defense and the Department of State that would utilize their language skills. But despite legislation authorizing their creation, the promised jobs with DOD and State have not yet materialized . . . A couple of these interpreters have started an Iraqi food market in Portland [Maine], and many have moved to Ogden, Utah, where there’s a Walmart distribution center that will hire them.” Santomenna related that deception to one of his earliest projects, in 1994, when he worked with an Apache tribe in Arizona and produced, with students, public service announcements designed to curtail substance abuse. He moved from there to direct media programs at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for American Indian Health, where he used social media to address

public health concerns on Indian reservations nationwide. His early work with the Apaches introduced him to a problem he sees repeatedly: a government or institution making “long-term commitments that they can’t or don’t intend to keep so that short-term goals may be realized.” Santomenna explained that after the White Mountain Apaches’ land was occupied by the U.S. Army, the tribe agreed to work with the government to capture the guerilla fighter Geronimo. “In return, we agreed to take special care to protect the Apaches’ land and culture. Apache Scouts did indeed help capture Geronimo, keeping their end of the deal. But the tribe ended up receiving rights to only a portion of their ancestral land,” he said. “And instead of helping the Apaches protect their culture, we systematically attacked it. The federally operated school on the reservation prohibited students from speaking the Apache language. Kids were beaten if they did. Traditional clothing was banished and their traditional long hair was shaved off.” After Santomenna left the Apaches and headed to Maryland, he did a large body of his outreach work through the Megaphone Project. At times, he found himself working closely with former CA Head of School Tom Wilcox, president of the Baltimore Community Foundation, which helped fund some of Santomenna’s films. Santomenna mentioned Wilcox in his acceptance speech — a humble, funny, and self-deprecatory talk

that focused as much on academic, social, and athletic struggles at CA as it did on filmmaking. Santomenna noted a Centipede article about asbestos contamination that he wrote while a sophomore; for the story, he grilled Wilcox mercilessly. Nearly thirty years later, Wilcox would nominate Santomenna for the Joan Shaw Herman Award. Santomenna acknowledged the one-time authority figure: “I can’t resist saying that Tom is doing profound and wonderful things for Baltimore. Frankly, he’s come a long way since trying to poison me with asbestos in 1983.” During the Q&A after the presentation, Wilcox commented on how much Santomenna helped Baltimore, a city where he said the marginalized are beginning to work with the powerful. “The voiceless were given a voice,” Wilcox said. “Those conversations were made possible by Paul Santomenna and his pals.” As Kate Rea Schmitt ’62, P’88, chair of the Joan Shaw Herman Committee of the Alumnae/i Association, explained in her introduction, over the years Santomenna has changed his focus from “helping institutions change individual behavior to helping individuals change institutional behavior.” Santomenna’s stories left no doubt that he has many more institutions to prod, many injustices to address. “Suffice it to say that there is no shortage of material for advocacy films,” he said.

a proud accomplishment, but one achieved much too long after her student project thirty years before. Conversation turned to the Stata Center at MIT and architect Frank Gehry, with panelists explaining that his out-there structures keep him in demand, despite his buildings’ considerable leaks and other functional problems. Perkins, who referred to himself as a “protégé of [Teacher Emerita] Janet Eisendrath,” pointed out that few clients ask for “a Bilbao,” referring to Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in the Spanish city, but instead prefer “a more sensitive marriage of form and function.” At the same time as the architecture panel, a considerably less aesthetic debate was unfolding over health care, with insights from physicians Karen McAlmon ’75 and Sina Saidi ’80 and health policy expert Sally Trafton ’70. Trafton touched on the complexity of the issue during a discussion of health care outcomes. “How do we define a good outcome?” she asked. “Sometimes it’s simple; sometimes it’s not. If a person is receiving chemo, what’s the good outcome? Stopping the pain? Stopping the cancer? Comfort?” Simple operations such as appendectomies are straightforward, she added, but many procedures are not. The health care discussion covered a variety of issues, from the best reimbursement models to the irony of not-for-profit hospitals owned by for-profit corporations. After the Saturday panels, guests gathered for paper airplane surfing in the gym and a screening of Shortcut, a twenty-minute thriller created by Film 3 students, then headed to a reception and class dinner parties. Those attending reunion seemed to appreciate the step back into high school—a place best appreciated once adolescence has passed. As Christine Fairchild ’75 noted afterward, “Who knew that two nights spent in a triple in Haines could be so enjoyable at the age of fifty-three?”

Right: Edwin Goddard and Dayle Peterson Goddard ’50. Below: Academic Dean John Drew, Associate Director of Alumnae/i Giving Ben Bailey ’91, Trip Smith ’08, and Vicky Huber ’75, P’07, ’09, ’13. Bottom: The Class of 1960 at lunch, after planting a garden for CA: Bobbie Yonts Buxton, Noni Noble Linton, friend Paul le Blond, Beth Rice Thomas, Annette Shaw, Jay Hutchinson, Natalie Churchill, and Margot Churchill. Below left: Lucy McFadden ’70, Susan Bastress ’70, and Sally Trafton ’70.

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The boys tennis team, led by coach Eric Meyer and captain Josh Suneby ’11, started the season with four straight wins and won six of its eight EIL league games, including two 5–0 shutouts. Josh won EIL All-League honors, as did Daniel Weiner ’11. The girls tennis team, led by head coach Eric Meyer and captain Aliza Rosen ’10, posted six victories over EIL opponents this spring, including an epic 4–1 victory at the Winsor School’s home courts.

Carly Meyerson ’12 and Charlotte Weiner ’13 were named EIL All League, while Izzy Mattoon ’13 and Sarah Wilker ’11 received honorable mentions. The softball team played a series of slugfests in a turnaround season, and lost only one player to graduation, which bodes well for 2011. Under the guidance of head coach Jenny Brennan and captain Tessa Steinert-Evoy ’10, the team lost only one game and routinely scored in the double-digits. Case in point: the final game of the season, a 14–11 defeat of Dana Hall.

The girls lacrosse team saved three of their best games for last: a high-scoring win at Chapel HillChauncy Hall followed by two of their best efforts of the season, against Winsor School and Berwick Academy. The team improved throughout the season, under the direction of head coach Danielle Babcock and captain Johanna Douglas ’10. The baseball team rallied after some season-ending and seasonaltering injuries and earned a spot in the Eastern Independent League tournament once again.

Highlights included decisive wins against Beaver Country Day School and Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, all driven by the leadership of coach Howie Bloom and captains Alex Fernandez ’11, Alex Ocampo ’10, and Thomas Rafferty ’10.

Boys lacrosse was undefeated this spring, which is quite an accomplishment in any circumstance, but especially so since the team was underenrolled in late winter and in danger of cancellation. The boys worked hard, inspired by head coach Dave 45

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Ghormley, and demonstrated an aggressive and competitive edge that brought home wins. Captains Daniel Mansuri ’11, Bobby Philps ’11, and Alex Walters ’11 led the charge. Best of all: the entire team returns in 2011. Also impressive was CA’s threeyear-old track and field team, which racked up personal and school records this spring. Eight underclassmen of the twentymember squad qualified for the New England Division III Track and Field championships, where 46

CA’s team set five personal bests and five school records. Head coach Jon Waldron, assisted by captain Philip Gosnell ’10, led the twenty-member squad. Among the highlights: a second-place showing in New England for Katie Krupp ’12 in the triple jump — an event she had never tried before (see opposite page). The sailing team finished fourth out of thirteen in fleet racing during an exciting season marked by daily treks to the Charles River for practice. Longtime head coach Beth Smith, assistant coach Ben

Eberle ’99, and captains Rebecca Colson ’11 and Ben Weissmann ’10 ably led CA sailors through competition in the Mass Bay C League Division. The Ultimate Frisbee team battled through a season dampened by injuries and displacement to a community field (thanks to spring’s inundation). Coach Kim Frederick, along with captains Andrew McCue ’10 and Will Watkinson ’10, kept spirits alive, which showed more than ever in the final, hard-fought weekend of the NEPSUL tournament, where

the team put on its best performance of the season. Perhaps most impressive, CA won the Pool A Spirit of the Game award for the second time. The tournament organizer later said, “After listening to them perform (in tune) a four- or five-verse cheer to the tune of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing,’ I was tempted to just hand them the spirit trophy right then and there.”

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A LUMNAE/I CORNER Rachel Frenkil ’08 earned a varsity letter at Colby College for spring outdoor track. John Moriarity ’07 played lacrosse at Colby, tallying two goals and four assists in his third season with the team. Ben Sullender ’07 played in the national championship Ultimate Frisbee game, representing Carleton College against University of Florida. Please send your athletic news to

ATIE KRUPP ’12 was a bit taken aback

when she qualified for the triple jump at the New England Prep School Division III Track and Field Championship in May. Throughout the spring season, she had competed in high jump, long jump, the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and the 4x100meter relay. But never the triple jump. She had practiced a couple times, but had never competed. So when she stood at the end of the runway at the Hyde School in Connecticut, gathering herself for the first of three qualifying jumps, she wasn’t expecting her 30-foot3-inch result to launch her onto the slate of competitors. But she was more surprised, six jumps later, when she placed second in the region. With a 32-foot-9-inch leap, she had missed gold by four inches. CA’s track and field club coach, Jonathan Waldron, had entered Katie in the triple jump as a “wild card,” a competitor who hadn’t qualified in previous meets. “In her first-ever competition, Katie came within an iPhone’s length of winning the New England championship,” Waldron said. “Wow!” Her performance wasn’t a fluke. Throughout middle school, Katie had been a serious competitor in gymnastics. While balance beam was her primary focus, she’d practiced twenty hours a week and excelled at several

events. Translation: she could catapult her body through the air and think nothing of it. Propelling herself thirty feet on a jump wasn’t such a stretch. For the triple jump, competitors take a running start, jump and land on one foot, immediately jump to land on the other, then take a final jump, landing on both feet. It takes speed, strength, and wings. All season long, high jump had been Katie’s strongest event, but at the NEPSTA tournament she placed fourth, a disappointment. Midway through the triple jump competition, she didn’t have a clue she was dominating. “As I was going, I didn’t really know how far other people were jumping, so I didn’t have any idea I was in the top,” she said. “Every jump I was just trying to go further than I had the one before.” She was so casual about the event that she rushed off midway through to run the team relay, then hurried back to finish the triple jump. When Katie learned she’d earned a silver medal on her first attempt at the triple, her spirits lifted — “especially since I hadn’t done as well as I wanted to in the high jump.” Today the four-inch gap between Katie and gold is tantalizing, and she’s inspired to train hard for triple jump this coming spring. She won’t be a novice, and she won’t be a wild card. And if Katie has her way, she won’t be second-best. — Gail Friedman


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A Flying Leap from Novice to Champ

David R. Gammons

ARTS The 2010 Theatre 3 Company presented Permanent Fatal Errors, which explored the effects of technology on written communication. The original play, written by the class, melded the letters of famous figures — Cicero, Voltaire, Abraham Lincoln, Beethoven, Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol — with current-day correspondence, music, and dance.

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 Student chamber musicians performed works of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Ibert at a May workshop, under the direction of the Walden Chamber Players. Performers included Razina Aziz-Bose ’10, Ariel Bliss ’10, Matt Bliss ’13, Regina Coyle ’13, Jonathan Fagan ’11, Haley 48

Han ’10, Amy Huang ’11, Maris Hubbard ’12, Emily Hughes ’11, Maia Johnstone ’10, Scarlett Kim ’11, Aidan Konuk ’12, Ethan Magno ’11, Alex Moskowitz ’11, Yong Murray ’13, and Angela Qu ’12.

 Also in May, Jonathan Fagan ’11 and Erick Abreu ’10 premiered original musical compositions for solo flute and for a trio of violin, cello, and piano. Curtis Hughes ’92 taught and mentored both young composers as they developed their works. Scarlett Kim ’11 played Jonathan’s flute solo, and Ariel Bliss ’10 played flute for Erick’s work.

Jonathan, a pianist, played his classical composition, "Watercolor Sketches,” accompanied by Yong Murray ’13 on violin and Alex Moskowitz ’11 on cello. The name, he said, explains “the blending and tying together of my first ideas as a young composer.” Jonathan, Yong, and Alex also performed on Erick’s composition, "Prep Cycle," a piece he said was strongly influenced by twentieth-century composers that he studied in music classes at CA and also by the “whirlwind that was my senior year.”

n August, Daysha Edewi ’10 performed in “You Can Tell at Lunch: Truths and Real Connections among Cambridge Youth,” a project of the Underground Railway Theater Company. The original work, staged at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, explored issues of turf and identity in the Cambridge community.


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Works from the spring art show by (from left) Steph Wong ‘13, Jee Hee Yang ‘10, Becca Imrich ‘10, and Mason Glidden ‘10

ationally acclaimed poet David Daniel shared his verse in an informal reading at CA in March, sponsored by the Poetry Club. The reading, called Change for Haiti, raised money for earthquake victims. In addition to Daniel, Poetry Club advisor, English teacher, and poet Cammy Thomas read, as did several CA students.



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ark Berger ’06 is performing in an updated revival of The Laramie Project this fall, starting with an October premiere in Boston. Concord Academy was the first high school to stage the original play, which explores the hate-driven killing of

A’s Community and Equity initiative includes regularly scheduled assemblies intended to provoke conversation around issues of diversity. For an April C&E assembly, theatre was the medium. Diversity coheads Jenna Spencer ’10 and Scarlett Kim ’11 organized the Diversity Theatre Festival, featuring works by CA affinity groups. At the festival:

• Two members of the South Asian Students’ Organization read an excerpt from Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.

• Umoja, the school’s African American/African Caribbean affinity group, staged an original play, Check In, written by its members.

• The Asian Students’ Association presented an adaptation of Hate Crime, a short story by Korean singer David Armand Lee.

• The Gay-Straight Alliance shared stories it had solicited about sexuality and gender.

• Women’s Organization members read excerpts from I Am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler.

Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Moved by Laramie when it opened in New York in 2000, Theatre Program Director David R. Gammons requested the script and got it — before it was publicly published. He staged Laramie in 2001 at CA — a year and a half before Berger arrived. The revival — The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later . . . An Epilogue — explores how Shepard’s 1998 murder changed the city of Laramie. Writers of the original play revisited Laramie, expecting to write a short epilogue but instead wrote a whole new play. Berger said that, for the Boston production, versions one and two will be performed

back-to-back, in the afternoon and evening. Laramie is Berger’s first professional job since his recent graduation from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He’ll be touring the U.S. with the play, but said, “To open in Boston is something that’s really special to me.” So is the theatre education he received at CA. “The work I learned as a sixteen-year-old is the work Moises does with his company,” he said referring to Laramie director Moises Kaufman, who directed one of Berger’s NYU workshops. “I have always said that David Gammons set the foundation; CA and Boston don’t know how lucky they are.”

Emma Starr ’12, Scarlett Kim ’11, and Nora Normile ’11 played Irina, Masha, and Olga respectively, the three sisters in Chekhov’s masterpiece. Daphne Kim ’10 chose Three Sisters for her Directors Seminar, a full-year course in which students cast, stage, produce, and direct a play of their choice.


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Provoking Dialogue

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valuable perspective to add to pressing social, political, and cultural conversations.

EMILY HARNEY ’94 is director of community engagement and marketing at MAPP International, a New York–based arts organization that nurtures contemporary artists worldwide, staging performances and encouraging the discussion and civic engagement that they provoke. Harney answered questions for Concord Academy magazine by email. She had more to say than space allows; see Harney’s entire interview at


Emily Harney ’94

You danced at CA. Do you still dance in any structured way? Not anymore. When I stopped, I struggled to find something that would match the combination of physical and intellectual challenge that dance provided for me. For a little while I boxed, which came close actually, and I got interested in quilting, I think partially for the design aspect, which has some similarities to composition in dance. Most recently I’ve begun doing triathlons with a team of friends — the Brooklyn Landsharks. I like the balance of technique and endurance training and working for an individual goal within a team.

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MAPP International features a wide range of artists all around the globe. How would you sum up the organization’s work? MAPP’s mission is to develop functional and sustainable environments in which contemporary performing artists can make thought-provoking, challenging work and to bring that work not only onto the stage, but into people’s lives through a combination of arts, humanities, and public dialogue. We see artists as agents of change who have a


What’s different, and the same, about MAPP’s varying global audiences? Does art reach them all in about the same way, or does it depend on their location, ethnicity, etc.? This is a tough question — I think we are always still learning about who our global audiences are. Even in the American context, art does not reach all people in the same way. Part of my job is to create a variety of ways in which the public can interact with the work and the artist. The question is, how well is it working? We’re always looking to improve how we measure our success in reaching audiences. It can be a difficult thing to track, particularly since we want to know more than just the number and demographics of the people who have come to a show — we want to know if they have had a meaningful experience. Do you see trends among emerging artists? I see a couple of current trends — not exclusive to emerging artists, and perhaps not even to this moment in history. The first is the collapse of disciplinary boundaries. More and more artists are working in and between film, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts (if they even define what they do this way) and collaborating across disciplines as well. So the artistic product is not just something that is performed on stage, but may also include a gallery exhibition, a book, and a Web presence, for example. What is interesting is how traditional arts venues are successfully supporting or failing these complex projects. Even in multi-arts spaces, which have the physical capacity to screen films, exhibit visual art, and present performances at the same time, often there are significant challenges — in budget, timeline, and curatorial vision — which affect how the pieces work together. A major challenge today is building organizations flexible enough to respond to a quickly changing artistic landscape. Second, there seems to be a real do-ityourself culture among emerging artists. More young artists are building their own spaces and networks, curating their own series, working outside of traditional funding sources, and finding new and creative ways to connect to community. Supported by changes in media and technology, they are connecting with their audiences directly and bypassing the traditional middlemen of presenters and curators. Do you have a favorite MAPP performance? I can’t pick a favorite, but one recent show I completely fell in love with was Yasuko Yokoshi’s Tyler Tyler, which premiered at

Dance Theater Workshop in Spring 2010 and will tour to Amherst, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Albuquerque, and Houston this fall. It’s a collaboration between Yokoshi and Masumi Seyama VI, the head of Seyama Dance Family in Tokyo and the leading teacher of Kanjyuro Fujuma VI’s Kabuki Suodori dance tradition. In the work, Yokoshi deconstructs and recontextualizes traditional Japanese repertories, based on an ancient epic tale of warring clans, to make an entirely new statement. The movement is stark and luscious and beautifully moving. Developing the work — with rehearsal periods in the U.S. and in Japan and entirely different cultural codes to negotiate — was a fascinating learning process every day. Is there a group with whom you haven’t been able to work but would like to? Recently we tried to organize a U.S. tour for an incredible artist from Durban, South Africa — Boyzie Cekwana. We wanted to bring the first part of a trilogy he is developing called Influx Controls: I Wanna Be Wanna Be, titled after the apartheid-era laws that controlled the movement of Black South Africans. I Wanna Be Wanna Be is his attempt to find an “acceptable” way to express his anger about growing up under apartheid and to really investigate what has and has not changed since then, as well as the silence that pervades around personal and institutionalized racism. It begins with Boyzie on stage, slowly applying black makeup to his face. To me, at first it looks like cabaret makeup; slowly it morphs to resemble phrenology markings; and eventually it becomes blackface, all while he is softly repeating phrases which start, “All things being equal.” The piece is beyond powerful and provides an incredible opportunity to create dialogue around race and politics both in South Africa and in the U.S., but very few presenters were willing to take the risk on it in the current economic climate. It’s disappointing to see the field shrink from vital artistic experimentation due to market pressures and the — in my opinion false — feeling that “safe” programming is the way to survive the economic crisis. Did any experiences at CA influence your career choice? Absolutely. I still consider going to CA one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made — the priority and respect that the arts are given in the community culture shaped my understanding of their role in society at large, and that is the underlying foundation of my career choice. Also, just the general support, or even expectation, for the idea that you would follow your passion and create work that is both intellectually stimulating and meaningful in the world has been a huge part of my career choice.

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Report of Giving 2009–10

Tom Kates

Tim Morse

he Class of 2010 selected “Stand by Me” as its commencement theme song. Hearing those lyrics—about drawing strength from one another to face any adversity—we were struck by the profound fit between the song’s message and this school. Concord Academy is an institution that, above all, believes in the strength derived from standing together, learning together, and working together. The pages that follow document the myriad ways that you, and the rest of the CA community, stand by our school. This year, it was particularly crucial to have you standing by us. In a tough economy, your support carried us to our Annual Fund goal. The fact that each and every gift matters has never been better illustrated than it was this year, when we crossed our fundraising finish line on the very last day of the fiscal year. As you know, the Annual Fund is the foundation underpinning everything CA does, so truly, every single gift is felt and appreciated. You also stood by us with your many targeted gifts, earmarked for everything from scholarships to library books to the early summer service trips that have become an annual inspiration for CA students. Another noteworthy initiative—fundraising to develop the land formerly known as Arena Farms—progressed substantially this year. Concord Academy acquired the 13.58-acre parcel through two purchases, in 2007 and 2008. We then undertook a master plan to make sure this land solves not only the current field-flooding dilemma, but also helps us address other long-term needs on the main campus. The athletic fields are step one in this multi-step process, opening the door for future improvements to our arts and academics facilities, and for increased faculty housing. For the fields, financial commitments total nearly $3 million, well on the way toward the $7 million required. Stay tuned for further updates in the coming months. These are just a few examples of the multifaceted support you have provided to help carry Concord Academy forward. Please read on for a listing of the people who have demonstrated their support for CA, as well as some of the programs they’ve made possible. We are grateful to all of you who invest your time and resources in this singular institution. For standing by us, we thank you. CONCORD ACADEMY MAGAZINE / REPORT OF GIVING


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


Rick Hardy Head of School Dresden Endowed Chair

Board of Trustees John J. Moriarty p’02, ’05, ’07; President Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89; First Vice President Jeffrey L. Eberle p’99, ’04; Treasurer Lisa Frusztajer ’80, p’10; Secretary Richard G. Hardy, Head of School, Dresden Endowed Chair D. Pike Aloian p’03 Elizabeth Ballantine ’66 Paul S. Barth p’06, ’10 Peter D. Blacklow ’87 W. Anthony Brooke p’07, ’09, ’13 Ian T. Douglas p’05, ’07, ’10 Keith B. Gelb ’88 Silvia Gosnell p’10 Ann L. Gund p’08 Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 Mary B. Malhotra ’78, p’10 Maureen Mulligan ’80 Sarah E. Muyskens ’72

Susan Hall Mygatt p’99, ’01 Erin Pastuszenski p’10 Kate Pugh ’83 Maia Y. Sharpley ’85 Karmala Sherwood Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65 Lowell S. Smith p’05, ’08 Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ’94 Kim Williams p’08

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

Departing Trustees AT THE FINAL BOARD MEETING OF THE YEAR , the following departing

board members were recognized for contributing innumerable hours and a range of expertise to advancing Concord Academy’s mission. Concord Academy acknowledges with deep gratitude the wisdom, time, energy, resources, and talents they have extended to the school during their years of service. Peter D. Blacklow ’87 Ian T. Douglas p’05, ’07, ’10 Keith B. Gelb ’88 Mary B. Malhotra ’78, p’10 Maureen Mulligan ’80 Sarah E. Muyskens ’72 Erin Pastuszenski p’10 Maia Y. Sharpley ’85 Karmala Sherwood

Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees 2009–10


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Volunteer Leadership

Many thanks to the following volunteers who served Concord Academy during 2009 – 10 in leadership, fundraising, and other capacities.


CA Annual Fund Leadership Kate Pugh ’83 Trustee; Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Jeffrey Briggs ’80, p’12, ’13 Vice-Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Nancy Gillespie ’75 Vice-Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Rachel Sebell Graveline ’00 Vice-Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Jonathon and Lucinda Wright p’11 Chairs, Parent Giving Enid Starr gp’08, ’12, p’71, ’81 Chair, Grandparent Giving

Nicholas Deane ’01 Cochair, Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC) Michael Firestone ’01 Cochair, Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC) Karen McAlmon ’75 Cochair, Alumnae/i Community and Equity Committee Anthony Neal ’77 Cochair, Alumnae/i Community and Equity Committee Katharine Rea Schmitt ’62, p’88 Chair, Joan Shaw Herman Committee Kelsey Stratton ’99 Chair, Events

CA Parents Executive Committee Erin Pastuszenski p’10 President Althea Kaemmer p’09, ’12 Vice President for Parent Outreach Liz Suneby p’11 Vice President for Campus Service Programs Tracey Hurd p’09, ’11 Vice President for Special Events Lucinda Wright p’11 Vice President, Community Support Debra Dellanina-Alvarez p’10 Secretary Betsy Dempsey p’11 Parent News Coordinator Tom Linville p’11 Boarding Parent Representative Jay Yang p’10 International Boarding Parent Representative

Jeffrey Briggs ’80 Vice Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Nancy Gillespie ’75 Vice Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Rachel Sebell Graveline ’00 Vice Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Lauren Bruck ’85 Secretary Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ’76, p’13 Ex Officio, Director of Alumnae/i Programs

Alumnae/i Admissions Interviewers

Jamie Klickstein ’86, Cochair Madeleine Blanz-Mayo ’86, Cochair Allison First Beakley ’87 William Dewey ’84 Robin Jones ’73 Marion Odence-Ford ’82 Alumnae/i Community and Equity Committee

Karen McAlmon ’75, Cochair Anthony Neal ’77, Cochair Trelane Clark ’92 Lewis Salas ’09 Monica Wulff Steinert ’57, gp’10, ’13


Maureen Mulligan ’80 President

Class agents are listed with their respective classes, on pages 58–65.

Vicky Huber ’75, p’07, ’09, ’13 Vice President; Chair, Nominating

Class Secretaries

Jamie Klickstein ’86 Vice President; Chair, Outreach & Cochair, Alumnae/i Admissions Interviewers Anne Lawson ’80 Vice President; Chair, Reunion Advisory Committee Kate Pugh ’83 Vice President; Chair, Alumnae/i Giving Madeleine Blanz-Mayo ’86 Cochair, Alumnae/i Admissions Interviewers


Lucy Richardson Rand ’40 Joan Talcott Batchelor ’41 Rosamond Brooks McDowell ’42 Penelope Weadock Slough ’46 Laura Richardson Payson ’47 Katherine Flather Breen ’48 Nancy Billings Bursaw ’49 Dianne Stuart Humes ’50 Jane Uhler McDonough ’51 Elizabeth Ritchie Topper ’52 Joanna Hamann Shaw ’53, P’82 Sarah Kraetzer Dallas § ’54 Diana Murfitt Meyer ’55


Abigail Senkler Kazanowski ’56 Carol Swanson Louchheim ’57 Caroline Murfitt-Eller ’58 Mary Poole ’59 Pamela Prouty Ikauniks ’60 Eleanor Noble Linton ’60 Judith Carpenter Clark ’61 Sarah Lanigan Gaitskill ’61 Ellen Smith Harde ’62, P’86 Anne Buxton Sobol ’62 Marion Myers Johannsen ’63 Sally Fisher Treat ’63 Caroline Herrick ’64 Mary Wadleigh ’64, P’97 Cornelia Kennedy Atkins ’65 Tracy Barker Greenwood ’65 Sally Crimmins Thorne ’66 Muche Desloovere ’67 Katherine Little ’68 Isabel Browne Driscoll ’69 Nancy Schoeffler ’69 Elizabeth Brown ’70, P’08 Elizabeth Ames Macdonald ’71 Anne Lauderdale Lee ’71 Jennifer Wise Blackman ’72 Cathrine Wolf ’73 Cecily Deegan McMillan ’74, P’03 Christine Fairchild ’75 Jacqueline van der Horst Sergent ’75 Margaret Sweatt Kunhardt ’76 Jean Dunbar Knapp ’77 Jean McCormick ’77 Martha Livingston ’78 Sophie Carlhian ’79 Lisa Zimble ’79 Lisa Siegel ’80 Lindsay Millard Clinton ’81 Laura Payne ’81 Gordon Gabbay ’82 Nadia Belash McKay ’82 Adam Ford ’83 Katrina Pugh ’83 Kimberly Holden ’84 Sarah Huntoon ’84 Nancy Shohet West ’84 Martha Leggat ’85 Madeleine Blanz-Mayo ’86 Melanie Campbell ‘86 Julia Baumgarten Foster ’86 Kerith Gardner ’87 Jay Golden ’88 Andrew Heimert ’89 Michael Romano ’89 Robin DeRosa ’90 Sarah Amory Welch ’90 Hope Egan ’91 Stephanie Solakian Goldstein ’91 Jacqueline Au ’92 Meredith Sterling ’92 Andrew Newberg ’93 Sam Thayer Wilde ’93 David Wolfe ’93 Elizabeth Pinsky ’94 Jennifer Meagher Cotton ’95 Nadia Madden ’95 Alexandra Hogan Kosciak ’96 Johanna Rosen ’97

Sara Walker ’97 Eddie Concepcion ’98 Elizabeth Prives ’99 Sarah Green ’00 Erin Hult ’00 Benjamin Carmichael ’01 Caitlin Grasso ’01 Natalie Krajcir ’02 Stephanie Bowen ’03 Heather Reid ’03 Christie Wilcox ’03 Elena Mead ’04 Samantha Siegal ’04 Emily Hoppe ’05 Amanda MacLellan ’05 Maura FitzGerald ’06 Andrew Wolf ’06 Rufus Urion ’07 Peter Boskey ’08 Frances Bothfeld ’08 Jennifer Lamy ’09 Yelena Rasic ’09 Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC)

Nicholas Deane ’01, Cochair Michael Firestone ’01, Cochair Events

Kelsey Stratton ’99, Chair Rebecca Wade Comstock ’82 Margaret Kannan Peters ’81 Nominating

Vicky Huber ’75, p’07, ’09, ’13, Chair Nicholas Deane ’01 Michael Firestone ’01 Maureen Mulligan ’80 Katharine Rea Schmitt ’62, p’88 Kelsey Stratton ’99 Reunion Advisory Committee

Anne Lawson ’80, Chair Carolyn Smith Davies ’55 Nancy Denardo ’76, p’08 Bryan Hobgood ’05 Vicky Huber ’75; p’07, ’09, ’13 Maureen Mulligan ’80 George Perkins ’75 Tracy Welch ’89



Charitable Giving by Source and Purpose in 2009 –10 Gifts received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010

Annual Fund

Restricted Giving

Capital Giving
































Friends and Other









Alumnae/i Current Parents Parents of Alumnae/i Faculty/Staff Students

Grand Total

• Trustees, who are represented in various constituencies above, contributed an overall total of $2,176,895 to Concord Academy this year. • Gifts are recorded in only one category, even if a constituent has multiple affiliations. • None of the columns include pledges. For Capital Giving, the total in gifts and pledges is $7,039,025.

Revenue and Expenses for 2009–10* Revenue

Expenses Financial Aid 16.2%

Tuition 76.7% Annual Fund 11.1% Physical Plant and Food Service 17.0%

Endowment 10.1%

Educational Program 37.3%

Auxiliary Programs 1.0% Miscellaneous 1.1%

General and Administrative 25.9%

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


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Debt Service 3.6%

Annual Fund

The Main Street Circle ( ❂ ), a Consecutive Giving Program, recognizes those who have contributed to the Annual Fund for five consecutive years and recent graduates who have contributed to the Annual Fund every year since their graduation from CA.

Leadership Donors With tremendous gratitude, Concord Academy thanks the following donors, who have made leadership gifts of $1,000 ($500 for the classes of 2000–2009) or more to the Annual Fund program during the 2009–2010 fiscal year (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010).

Gold Founders’ Council ($50,000 +)

John and Carol Moriarty p’02, ’05, ’07

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

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

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

Thomas and Lisa Blumenthal p’11 Jean Denio ’33 § Lucinda Jewell ’76 ❂ Jennifer Johnson ’59 ❂ Steve and Rosemarie Johnson p’13 Elizabeth Mallon ’87 Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 ❂ Lucy-Ann McFadden ’70 ❂ Trevor Miller and Kim Williams p’08 ❂ Neil and Jane Pappalardo gp’12 John and Inge Stafford gp’11 Eric and Carolyn Stein p’11

Joop and Suzanne Grevelink p’13 Stephen and York-Chi Harder p’13 J. David and Althea Kaemmer p’09, ’12 ❂ Sang Bong Kim and Soon Hee Lee p’11 Steve Kim and Holly Moon p’11 Sung Jin Kwon and Kang Won Cho p’12 Eric and Lori Lander p’06, ’09, ’13 ❂ John and Theresa Levinson p’12 Mary-Dixon Sayre Miller ’40, p’67 § ❂ Bob and Alison Murchison p’12 Kevin and Leila Parke p’12 Mark and Etta Rosen p’97, ’06 ❂ Adrian Sawczuk and Nina Urban Sawczuk ’80, p’11 ❂ William Shutzer and Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65 ❂ Sarah Trafton ’70 ❂ Richard and Susan Walters p’11 James and Jane Wilson p’11 Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 ❂ Jonathon and Lucinda Wright p’11 Anonymous

Founders’ Council ($10,000–$24,999)

Leadership Council ($5,000–$9,999)


The Aloian Family Charles Ames and Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65, p’95 ❂ Elizabeth Ballantine ’66 ❂ Forrest and Marcie Berkley p’12 Robert Biggar ’87 Priscilla Kidder Blevins ’77 ❂ Jeffrey Briggs ’80 and Charlene Briggs p’12, ’13 Victoria Urban Broer ’78 Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75, p’07, ’09, ’13 ❂ Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden ’64 George and Ann Colony p’13 Wendell B. Colson and Joanne R. Casper p’11 Nathan Couch and Nancy Colt Couch ’50, p’75 ❂ Keith Gelb ’88 Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss p’07, ’11 ❂


Robert and Barbara Allio p’82 ❂ Chi Yan Au and Glendy Chiu p’13 Bruce Beal ’88 ❂ Mary Shaw Beard ’50 ❂ Robert A. Beckwitt and Barbara J. Hughey p’11 Russell Franks and Lisa Black Franks ’81, p’12 Susan Paris Borden ’65, gp’00, ’05 Jennifer Burleigh ’85 ❂ Amy Cammann Cholnoky ’73 ❂ Natalie Churchill ’60 ❂ Charles and Theresa Delaney p’13 Paul F. Deninger and Lori Colella Deninger p’13 Jeffrey and Molly Eberle p’99, ’04 ❂ Stephen Erhart ’79 Dean Forbes ’83 Graham and Ann Gund p’08 ❂ William and Anne Haney p’13

Evan Harris ’87 Jonathan and Tracey Hurd p’09, ’11 William and Paula Kremer p’09 David Lawee and Lorna Borenstein p’13 Byeong Cheol and Yunhee Lee p’12 Carl and Sandra Lehner p’08, ’11 Andrew and Nancy Lo p’13 David Harlow and Pauline Lord ’68, p’04 Martin A. Lueck and Nancy J. Traversy p’11 Peter and Mary Ann Mattoon p’13 Leander McCormick-Goodhart and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80, p’08, ’12 ❂ Marc Mehl and Jill Conway Mehl ’85 Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64 Judith Bourne Newbold ’55 ❂ James S. Normile and Dore Hammond Normile p’09, ’11 Susan Packard Orr ’64 ❂ Stefano Paci ’80 Cynthia Phelps ’64 ❂ Edith Cowles Poor ’39, p’67 ❂ Kate Pugh ’83 ❂ T. Ricardo and Strand Quesada p’95 Marc and Linda Robidas p’12 Denise Rueppel Santomero ’77 ❂ Kurt and Susan Schwartz p’12 Thomas Shapiro p’04, ’07, ’13 ❂ Maia Sharpley ’85 Michael and Chris Smith p’11 Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ’94 ❂ Jonathan Wallace and Lisa McGovern p’08 Stuart Warner ’77 ❂ Sigit P. Wiryadi and Linarty Halim p’12 Peter Zimble ’86

Benefactors’ Council ($2,500–$4,999)

Elizabeth Barringer ’70 ❂ Susan Bastress ’70 Henry and Jean Becton p’96, ’02 ❂ David and Patricia Benson p’11 Peter Blacklow ’87 ❂ Roger Brown and Linda Mason p’07 ❂ Stephen Buttenwieser ’85 Gary and Emma Campbell p’13 A. James and Elizabeth S. Casner p’11 Irene Chu ’76 ❂ Charles Collier ’85 ❂ Rob Cosinuke and Jennifer Krier p’12 Jane DeBevoise ’72 ❂ Lisa Eckstein ’93 ❂ Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’65 ❂ Lucy Rand Everts ’41 ❂ Christine Fairchild ’75 ❂ Stona and Ann Fitch p’11, ’13 Max Follettie and Joan Bell p’11 Daniel and Patricia Frank p’08, ’11 ❂ Rebecca Trafton Frischkorn ’71 ❂ John Goldberg and Julie Faber p’11 Christopher Gootkind and Barbara Cockrill Gootkind p’13 Elizabeth Alley Graham ’80 John and Kathleen Green p’91 ❂ Paula S. Greenman gp’06, ’11

Main Street Circle

Richard G. Hardy and Adele Y. Gagne William Hubbard and Lee Ann Bartow p’12 Gale Hurd ’61 ❂ John and Ann Jacobs p’12 Michael and Dona Kemp p’94, ’97 ❂ Anne Davidson Kidder ’62 ❂ Lucia Woods Lindley ’55 ❂ Rose Lynch ’67 ❂ Stephen and Kim Maire p’06 ❂ Peter and Ellen McCann p’11 John McGee and Laila Haddad ’81 p’12 Thomas M. Metzold and Karen B. Manor Metzold p’11 Thomas and Susan Miller p’08, ’12 ❂ Frederick Millham and Laura M. Prager p’12 Donata Origo ’60 Krid Panyarachun and Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ’73, p’05 ❂ Wendy Powers ’74 ❂ Elizabeth Ruml ’70 Stephen and Susan Ruscak p’11 Katharine Rea Schmitt ’62, p’88 ❂ Philip Schwartz ’80 ❂ Jacqueline van der Horst Sergent ’75 ❂ Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford p’05, ’08 ❂ Lawrence Sodano and Elizabeth Z. Ginsberg p’13 ❂ Nancy Bentinck-Smith Soulette ’63 ❂ Dan and Marie Strelow p’13 Charles and Nancy Styron p’13 Elizabeth Rice Thomas ’60 Andrew M. Troop and Andrea Sussman p’09, ’13 ❂ Carl and Sharon Turissini p’12 Glen and Andrea Urban p’86, ’89 ❂ Melissa Vail ’70 ❂ Jane Waldfogel ’72 ❂ Zhiming Weng and Danzi Chen p’12 Don and Meg Wilson Bertram and Laima Zarins p’11

Headmaster’s Council ($1,000–$2,499)

Sunredi Admadjaja ’90 ❂ Lucy Allen ’77 Elizabeth Ames ’95 Alphonse Antonitis and Rosemary Grande p’13 Dorothy Arnold ’63 SeungHwan Baeck and HaeYoung Park p’13 Susan Merritt Baird ’70 James B. Baldwin and Dana A. Zadorozny p’12 Choon Ho Bang and Myung Mi Nam p’11 Holladay Rust Bank ’72 ❂ Maud Palmer Barton ’52 ❂ Linda J. L. Becker p’89, ’91 Brooks Beisch ’83 Caroline Minot Bell ’73 ❂ Sarah Bellini Luis Elisabeth Prosser Bellows ’72 Patricia Wolcott Berger ’47 ❂ §


Walter and Susan Birge p’88 ❂ John Blacklow ’83 Nick Bothfeld and Elizabeth Brown ’70, p’08 ❂ Gertrude S. Brown Fund gp’83, ’87 Richard and Janesse Bruce p’06, ’11 Edith Bates Buchanan ’65 ❂ Elizabeth Bullitt ’67 ❂ Elizabeth Cabot ’79 ❂ Andrew and Margaret Cachel p’12 Charles and Kathleen Carey p’04 Jennifer Caskey ’67 Evans and Sarah Cheeseman p’97 ❂ Jae Sub and Eun Ju Chung p’12 Rosemary Baldwin Coffin ’40 ❂ Mary H. Cogan gp’12 Marvin and Ann Collier p’77, ’79, ’85 ❂ Judy Bentinck-Smith Covin ’60 ❂ Christopher B. Daly and Anne K. Fishel p’08 ❂ John J. Dau gp’06, ’09 Carolyn Smith Davies ’55 ❂ Jane Elizabeth Nilan Davis ’54 Matthew Deitch ’05 Kevin M. Dennis and Rebecca Kellogg ’71 p’03, ’08 Anne Nordblom Dodge ’68 ❂ Hebe Smythe Doneski ’85 ❂ Amy Dunbar ’74 ❂ Eliza Howe Earle ’67 ❂ Carl and Laura Eberth p’13 George and Athena Edmonds p’11 Corson Ellis and Marion Freeman ’69 ❂ Mark Engerman Sylvia Erhart p’70, ’79 ❂ Phyllis Rothschild Farley ’42 Linda Galston Fates ’65 ❂ Thomas First ’85 Adam Ford ’83 ❂ Ray Ford and Marion Odence-Ford ’82 ❂ Nina Frusztajer ’82 ❂ Constance Morrow Fulenwider ’60 ❂ Carl and Patricia Geyer p’12 Nancy Gillespie ’75 ❂ Alison Gilligan ’79 David Goldberg ’88 ❂ Timothy J. Gollin ’77 Elizabeth Green ’91 ❂ Ihsan and Carmen Haddad p’81, ’83, ’89, gp’12 Meredith Rollins Hamer ’52, p’85 Michael Hamer and Clare Warburton p’12 Dudley M. Harde and Ellen Smith Harde ’62, p’86 ❂ Margaret Richey Hauge ’75 ❂ Helen Ballantine Healy ’69 Mary Ann McDonald Hetzer ’71 Joy Peterson Heyrman ’77 ❂ Helen Hobbs ’70 ❂ Stephen and Judith Hoffman p’06, ’09 ❂ Emily Hoppe ’05 Amy Huntoon ’70 ❂ James and Anne Hutchinson p’13 Pamela Prouty Ikauniks ’60 ❂ Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 ❂ Tilia Klebenov Jacobs ’83 ❂ David and Brooke James p’03, ’06, ’12 ❂


Marion Myers Johannsen ’63 ❂ Marjorie Hornblower Johnson ’60, p’01 ❂ Judith Keefer ’70 ❂ Youngjin Kim and Yoonae Choi p’13 William Klebenov ’87 ❂ Jamie Klickstein ’86 ❂ Ronn Kliger and Lis Wolfson p’11, ’13 Jean Dunbar Knapp ’77 ❂ Daniel Kramarsky ’79 ❂ Charlotte Quesada Krugh ’95 ❂ Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’63 ❂ Deirdre Lavieri ’76 ❂ Anne Lawson ’80 Joan Corbin Lawson ’49, p’80 ❂ David Lax and Ilana Manolson p’11 Olivia Swaim LeFeaver ’41, p’76 ❂ Jonathan Lewin ’93 ❂ James Lichoulas ’91 ❂ Heung Sig Lim and Myung Su Yoo p’13 Ju-Wen and Han-Ting Lin p’12 Marian Lindberg ’72 ❂ Helen Whiting Livingston ’41, p’78 ❂ Peter and Babette Loring p’96, ’98, ’01 ❂ Richard A. Lumpkin ❂ Anne Mancini ’01 ❂ Noel Farnsworth Mann ’56 ❂ Muzammil Mansuri and Diana Stork p’11 Cynthia Maxim ’60 Karen R. McAlmon, MD ’75 Alida Rockefeller Messinger ’67 Stuart and Cheryl Meyerson p’12 David Michaelis ’75 ❂ Sydney Miller ’75 Phyllis Nitze Moriarty ’65 Ira Moskowitz and Caren Ponty p’11 Sarah Muyskens ’72 ❂ Samuel G. Mygatt § and Susan Hall Mygatt p’99, ’01 ❂ Paul and Pamela Ness ❂ Jennifer Newbold ’78 ❂ Stephen and Betty Newton p’11 Edward Nicolson ’83 ❂ Lauren Norton ’77 ❂ Elizabeth Haight O’Connell ’72 Susan Sherer Osnos ’65 ❂ Julie Packard ’70 ❂ Sally Dabney Parker ’55 ❂ Douglas W. Phillips and Eileen Mullen p’11 Matthew Pilkington and Miranda Magagnini p’12 Sarah Pillsbury ’69 Oliver Platt and Camilla Campbell p’12 Ann Wilson Porteus ’59 ❂ Henriette Lazaridis Power ’78 Laura Powers-Swiggett ’75 ❂ Mary Thomas Purcell ’60 Sally du Pont Quinn ’71 ❂ John M. McCluskey and Margaret Ramsey p’09 ❂ Virginia Redpath ’65, p’93 ❂ Howard and Robin Reisman p’05 Channing and Deborah Russell p’90, ’94, ’04 ❂ Pamela Safford and Dan Covell ❂ Karim and Charlotte Sahyoun p’12 Stephen and Barbara Sarno p’11 John and Judith Sexton p’99 ❂

Karen Mayfield Seymour ’76 ❂ Lee Shane ’85 ❂ Nancy Megowen Shane ’51, p’85 ❂ Anne Michie Sherman ’39 ❂ Tony Siesfeld and Cammy Thomas p’08 ❂ Mark and Jane Siewers p’11 Lauren Simon ’85 Chung-Kai and Ying-Yee Chan Sin p’09, ’13 ❂ Thapanee Sirivadhanabhakdi ’96 ❂ Catherine Smith ’71 Karen R. Sollins p’93 ❂ J. Cullen Stanley ’80 Enid M. Starr p’78, ’81, gp’08, ’12 ❂ Sherman H. Starr p’78, ’81, gp’08, ’12 ❂ Alan Steinert and Monica Wulff Steinert ’57, gp’10, ’13 ❂ Sharon Swindell ’78 ❂ Ann Fritts Syring ’64 ❂ Martha Taft ’65 Kurt B. Therrien and Shari L. Kreisberg-Therrien p’12 Evelyn McKinstry Thorne ’44 ❂ Joanne Dodd Tolley ’41 Benjamin Treynor ’86 Barry Trimmer and Carol Kazmer p’13 Edith Van Slyck ’57 ❂ Sanjeev and Girija Verma p’13 Mary Wadleigh ’64, p’97 ❂ David and Sally Walther p’84, ’87, ’93, ’96 Thomas E. Wilcox and E. Whitney Ransome p’01 ❂ Edith Wilkie Edwards ’64 ❂ Peter M. Wilson and Susan J. Lapides p’12 John and Janet Winkelman p’13, ’11 Lucy Winton ’74 William and Susan Wood p’08, ’11 ❂ Elizabeth Chalmers Wright ’62 ❂ Zong-Yeng Wu and Lih-Ling Lin p’11 Rick Yeiser and Ruth Einstein p’06 ❂ Anonymous (4)


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CLASS OF 1950  60th REUNION Participation: 50% Annual Fund: $15,900 Restricted Giving: $3,333 Total: $19,233 Reunion Committee: Nancy Colt Couch Class Agent: Nancy Colt Couch

Alumnae/i Annual Fund Giving by Class Thank you alumnae/i, for continuing to make CA such a vibrant community. Participation percentages and class dollar totals for all non-reunion classes are for the Annual Fund only. Participation percentages and class dollar totals for reunion classes include gifts for the Annual Fund and gifts for other purposes.

CLASS OF 1930  80th REUNION Participation: 100%

CLASS OF 1941 Participation: 82% Annual Fund: $8,555

Betsy Doughty Debevoise ❂

Joan Talcott Batchelor ❂ Lucy Rand Everts ❂ Olivia Swaim LeFeaver ❂ Helen Whiting Livingston ❂ Julie Turner McNulty ❂ Elizabeth Twitchell Snyder ❂ Joanne Dodd Tolley Margaret Peters Urquhart Mary Rowse West

CLASS OF 1932 Participation: 50%

Mary Sage Shakespeare CLASS OF 1933 Participation: 33%

Jean Denio § CLASS OF 1934 Participation: 17%

Virginia Vialle Pratt ❂ CLASS OF 1936 Participation: 100% Annual Fund: $105

Louisa Garfield Browne ❂ Anne Perkins Mitchell Helen Reynolds Smith ❂ CLASS OF 1938 Participation: 50% Annual Fund: $225

Nancy Parker Clark ❂ Jocelyn Fleming Gutchess ❂ Janet Pierpont Hosmer ❂


CLASS OF 1939 Participation: 40% Annual Fund: $6,000

Edith Cowles Poor ❂ Anne Michie Sherman ❂ CLASS OF 1940  70th REUNION Participation: 83% Annual Fund: $16,723 Restricted Giving: $100,000 Total: $116,723

Emily Cobb Rosemary Baldwin Coffin ❂ Mary Thorpe Ellison ❂ Mary-Dixon Sayre Miller § ❂ Lucy Richardson Rand ❂


CLASS OF 1942 Participation: 44% Annual Fund: $1,550

Margaret Fenn Borden ❂ Phyllis Rothschild Farley Rosamond Brooks McDowell ❂ Elizabeth Day Moulton ❂ CLASS OF 1943 Participation: 33% Annual Fund: $250

Jean Kemble ❂ Angela Barry Smith ❂ CLASS OF 1944 Participation: 50% Annual Fund: $1,750 Class Agent: Evelyn McKinstry Thorne

Mary Ann Wambaugh Bennett Eleanor Boit ❂ Lucia Cabot Cipolla ❂ Madeleine Wilson Fraggos Anna Borden Sides ❂ Evelyn McKinstry Thorne ❂ CLASS OF 1945  65th REUNION Participation: 20%

Helen Bowser Revel CLASS OF 1946 Participation: 56% Annual Fund: $685

Deborah Perry Clark ❂ Sara Hill Friedlander ❂

Corinne Benson Johnson ❂ Edith Ham Jonas Hannah Snider Keevil ❂ Alice Hitchcock Morrish ❂ Mary Bordman Scudder ❂ Penelope Weadock Slough ❂ Cynthia Hill Williams CLASS OF 1947 Participation: 54% Annual Fund: $4,070

Patricia Wolcott Berger ❂ Joan Barry Brookes Elizabeth Appel Brown ❂ Elizabeth Enders Costikyan ❂ Mary Leigh Morse Houston ❂ Laura Richardson Payson ❂ Edith Clarke Wolff ❂ CLASS OF 1948 Participation: 76% Annual Fund: $1,430

Katherine Flather Breen ❂ Adelaide Eicks Comegys ❂ Mary Lawrence Curry Ann Bemis Day Katharine Eaton Dreier ❂ Zoe Comninos Eleftherio Pamela Cash Fisher ❂ Polly Edgarton Lanman ❂ Joan Gathercole Rice Diane Sargent Margaret Winsor Stubbs ❂ Edith Daniels Tucker ❂ Angela Middleton Wilkins CLASS OF 1949 Participation: 61% Annual Fund: $1,960

Ellen McMillan Aman ❂ Joyce Bisbee Andrews ❂ Sylvia Shaw Brandhorst ❂ Nancy Billings Bursaw ❂ Nancy Read Coville Constance Ludington Drayton ❂ Joan Corbin Lawson ❂ Ann Burger Noonan Nancy Daniels Oliver ❂ Rosalind Appel Ritchie ❂ Margaret Johnson Whitehouse

Mary Shaw Beard ❂ Nancy Colt Couch ❂ Dayle Peterson Goddard ❂ Dianne Stuart Humes ❂ Elizabeth Nay Kutzner Janet Lovejoy Caroline Grote Snyder Louise Brooks Strandberg ❂ CLASS OF 1951 Participation: 21% Annual Fund: $2,220

Nancy Biddle Bates ❂ Nancy Douglass Gale Nancy Megowen Shane ❂ Cynthia Heath Sunderland ❂ CLASS OF 1952 Participation: 70% Annual Fund: $3,945

Maud Palmer Barton ❂ Cecily Clark ❂ Elinor DeFord Crane ❂ Lucy Faulkner Davison ❂ Diana Frothingham Feinberg ❂ Meredith Rollins Hamer Elisabeth Grote Lay ❂ Jean Dunbar Maryborn Joan Watson McCabe Constance Boyd Skewes ❂ Jacqueline Walker Smith Nancy Crocker Stewart Corinne Byers Sucsy ❂ LeMoyne Dodge Sylvester ❂ Anne Christian Tedeschi Elizabeth Ritchie Topper ❂ CLASS OF 1953 Participation: 63% Annual Fund: $1,575 Class Agent: Joy Hamann Shaw

Anne Mize Barnett Carolyn Parks Bernhardt Rosemarie Barrett Dircks Gale Robb Guild ❂ Anne Preston Knowlton Lydia Smith Nader Elisabeth Jenney Paige ❂ Shelley Smith Ruston ❂ Joanna Hamann Shaw Janet Ward Stephens ❂ Mary Jenney Stewart Dorothea Wyman Thomas ❂

CLASS OF 1954 Participation: 56% Annual Fund: $2,310

Gwenyth Piper Bassetti Mary Goodale Crowther Sarah Kraetzer Dallas § ❂ Jane Elizabeth Nilan Davis Emily Pitcher Dudek ❂ Jane Fletcher Geniesse Mary Monks Lukens ❂ Martha Martin-Hufford Cynthia Carpenter McFadden ❂ Elizabeth Helmer Nickerson ❂ Augusta Henderson Petrone ❂ Betsy Robinson Nancy Thorpe Sellar ❂ Judith Sargent Weaver ❂ CLASS OF 1955  55th REUNION Participation: 56% Annual Fund: $15,964 Restricted Giving: $25,046 Total: $41,010 Reunion Committee: Carolyn Smith Davies Deborah Smith Leighton Diana Murfitt Meyer Elizabeth Hall Richardson

Paula Grymes Booher ❂ Carolyn Smith Davies ❂ Deborah Smith Leighton ❂ Lucia Woods Lindley ❂ Diana Murfitt Meyer ❂ Janet McKenney Mezgolits Elizabeth Hughes Morss ❂ Judith Bourne Newbold ❂ Mary Lee Bennett Noonan Sally Dabney Parker ❂ Elizabeth Hall Richardson ❂ Elizabeth Moizeau Shima Edith McMillan Tucker ❂ CLASS OF 1956 Participation: 47% Annual Fund: $3,210

Abigail Palmer Anthony ❂ Mary Arnold Bachman ❂ Susan Harris Curtin Kathryn Wilson DeFord ❂ Suzannah Flint ❂ Diana Healey Glendon ❂ Marna Hayden ❂ Margaret Lewis Herbert Abigail Senkler Kazanowski ❂ Noel Farnsworth Mann ❂ Judy Olmsted O’Malley ❂ Victoria Post Ranney ❂ Judith Kline Rosenthal ❂ Katrina Jenney Saltonstall CLASS OF 1957 Participation: 47% Annual Fund: $5,039 Class Agent:

Main Street Circle

Tim Morse

Alexandra Fuller Anderson-Spivy Ann Ingersoll Boyden Helen Hardcastle Gates ❂ Miriam Brooks Hall ❂ Julia Gowing Houk ❂ Carol Swanson Louchheim Sylvia Fitts Napier Nancy Newbury-Andresen Constance Rohrbough ❂ Monica Wulff Steinert ❂ Eileen Behr Sunderland ❂ Marcia Synnott ❂ Edith Van Slyck ❂ Sandra Spencer Williams ❂ CLASS OF 1958 Participation: 62% Annual Fund: $2,400 Class Agents: Barbara McCormick Bailey Jane Vance McCauley

Barbara McCormick Bailey ❂ Julia Cullinan Ballerini Sally Farnsworth Blackett ❂ Meredith Hare Burke ❂ Diana Knowles Cashen ❂ Nancy Moses Dechert ❂ Sandra Snow Downes ❂ Nancy Cushman Fairbanks ❂ Elizabeth England Fisher ❂ Judith Nilan Jackson ❂ Jacqueline Vaughan Lee ❂ Catherine Holst Levine ❂ Jane Vance McCauley ❂ Lydia Saltus Menendez ❂ Judith Turner Munson ❂ Caroline Murfitt-Eller ❂ Sylvia Channing Pope Nancy Wolfe Stead Caroline Burke Venusti Judith Harris Watriss Sarah Whitney CLASS OF 1959 Participation: 50% Annual Fund: $81,318

Susan Whitmore Allan ❂ Bronwen Jenney Anders ❂ Ainslie Baldwin Anna Lutnicki Bourgeois Virginia Pitkin Bride ❂ Henrietta Briggs Cosentino Janet Spencer Dougherty Carolyn Hall Hejinian Jennifer Johnson ❂ Jane Boynton Nahon ❂ Mary Poole ❂ Ann Wilson Porteus ❂ Eleanor Putnam ❂ Ann Benson Reece ❂ Judith Speckman Russell ❂ Elizabeth Truslow Russell ❂ Susan Garth Stott Julia Terry

Merrill Hunt Tikalsky ❂ Helen Stuart Twiss Rosemary Wilson ❂ CLASS OF 1960  50th REUNION Participation: 81% Annual Fund: $28,027 Restricted Giving: $1,039 Total: $29,066 Reunion Committee: Natalie Churchill Constance Morrow Fulenwider Pamela Prouty Ikauniks Marjorie Hornblower Johnson Cornelia Frazier Jones Molly Duane Leland Eleanor Noble Linton Cynthia Maxim Belinda Pleasants Smith Elizabeth Rice Thomas

Mary Jane Bancroft ❂ Jane Barnes Anne Booth Carol Ganson Burnes Britony Yonts Buxton ❂ Margot Dewey Churchill ❂ Natalie Churchill ❂ Margot Harding Comer Judy Bentinck-Smith Covin ❂ Dorothy Macy Damon Joanne Field Constance Morrow Fulenwider ❂ Dale Ketcham Graves Diana Chace Hoyt Jaqueth Hutchinson Pamela Prouty Ikauniks ❂ Marjorie Hornblower Johnson ❂ Cornelia Frazier Jones Molly Duane Leland ❂ Eleanor Noble Linton ❂ Laura Smith Lynch Cynthia Maxim Lisa Volckhausen McCann ❂ Huldah Moss Sarah Heroy Munday Madge Nickerson Donata Origo Paula Pace Susan Perry ❂ Meredith Brenizer Sabol Annette Shaw Belinda Pleasants Smith ❂ Pamela Strauss Sullivan Elizabeth Rice Thomas Anonymous CLASS OF 1961 Participation: 55% Annual Fund: $8,585 Class Agents: Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler Sallie Cross Kingham

Judith Howe Behn ❂ Judith Carpenter Clark ❂ Daphne Cummings

Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler ❂ Deborah Metcalf Dresser Judith Phelps Felton Sarah Lanigan Gaitskill Jill Harken Hall Christine Griffith Heyworth ❂ Katherine Motley Hinckley Gale Hurd ❂ Sandra Willett Jackson ❂ Sallie Cross Kingham ❂ Elizabeth Hopkins Petras Anne Higinbotham Rosenberg ❂ Cornelia Saltus ❂ Emilie Stuart Susan Page Trotman ❂ Betsy Gambrill van Orman ❂ Victoria Wesson ❂ Elizabeth Pleasants Whitehead ❂ Penelope Brown Willing ❂ Lucia Norton Woodruff CLASS OF 1962 Participation: 43% Annual Fund: $36,135 Class Agent: Katharine Rea Schmitt

Helen Johnston Beal ❂ Marjorie Bemis Stephanie Braxton ❂ Evelyn Burr Brignoli ❂ Sally Vaughan Eagle ❂ Stephanie Hoar Einstein ❂ Sally Newhall Freestone ❂ Ellen Smith Harde ❂ Candace Wilder Heaphy Virginia Smith Hibbard Anne Davidson Kidder ❂ Hannah Norseen McClennen ❂ Frances Smith Moore ❂ Melanie Hunsaker Ranney Katharine Rea Schmitt ❂ Ann Hemingway Tarlton ❂ Mary Fleming Willis Thompson Phebe Vance ❂ Francie Hunt Von Mertens ❂ Susan Kemble West ❂ Susan Shaw Winthrop ❂ Elizabeth Chalmers Wright ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 1963 Participation: 35% Annual Fund: $8,863

Faith Andrews Bedford ❂ Dorothy Arnold Elizabeth Norseen Boritt Laura Kennedy de Blank ❂ Aileen Erickson Jane Hill ❂ Marion Myers Johannsen ❂ Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ❂ Anne Lenox ❂ Mary Nicholas ❂ Margaret Keenan Sheridan ❂ Polly Gambrill Slavet ❂ Nancy Bentinck-Smith Soulette ❂

Loving CA Since 1956


was a full-time English teacher at CA for thirtyseven years, beginning in the fall of 1956. For six of those years, from 1966 to 1971, I served as CA’s first academic dean. After I retired from the classroom, in 1994, I began tutoring international students at CA, and I continue to enjoy my connection with these students. “When I came for a job interview at CA in February of 1956, I had no intention of taking a job at what I assumed was a snobby, private girls’ school. Then I met Mrs. Hall. We hit it off immediately, and I was intrigued by her policy of having only five major rules, her belief in awarding no prizes or class rank, and her commitment to teaching respect for the individual. Mrs. Hall was looking not for an oldgirl candidate, but for someone who could bring something new to the school, someone with experience outside the private school framework. I have always respected her for that vision and am grateful that she saw in me the ‘something new’ she was looking for. “I give to Concord Academy because it is a school that changes as the world changes. No year is ever like the one before — including the schedule. And you never know when Thursday will be Monday until 3:00 p.m., something today’s students call ‘CA time.’ “Coeducation, greater diversity, a larger student body, choice of elective courses — all have occurred since 1956. Yet something of the original school remains. I still feel the spirit of fun and spontaneity that makes this a special place. There is still a sense of excitement in learning, an honoring of the individual, a perennial debate between the good of the individual and the good of the community, a sense of adventure, and an effort to find creative solutions for the school’s challenges. All these qualities continue to energize CA and help it feel new every year. It’s a remarkable school that deserves to receive all the financial support it needs to ensure its future.” Sylvia Mendenhall is a writing tutor at Concord Academy.


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Monica Wulff Steinert





Top Five Reunion Classes: Dollars Raised 1965

45th Reunion



70th Reunion



35th Reunion



40th Reunion



30th Reunion


Mary Rowland Swedlund Anne Gaud Tinker ❂ Susan Davis Treadway Margaret Walker ❂ Mary Wright ❂

CLASS OF 1964 Participation: 44% Annual Fund: $26,302


Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden Lisa Wyman Cowley ❂ Jettie Edwards ❂ Drew Gilpin Faust Barbara Cushing Gibbs ❂ Anne Trafford Gordy Katherine Graham Caroline Herrick ❂ Natalie Rice Ireland ❂ Elisabeth Aall Kaemmerlen ❂ Marie Katrak Alison Smith Lauriat ❂ Eleanor Bingham Miller Susan Packard Orr ❂ Jane Palmer ❂ Catherine Morgan Peltier ❂ Cynthia Phelps ❂ Susan Pickman Sargent Diana Dennison Smith Ann Fritts Syring ❂ Frances Howes Valiente ❂ Cecily Vaughan ❂ Mary Wadleigh ❂ Elizabeth Devine Wilczek Edith Wilkie Edwards ❂ CLASS OF 1965  45th REUNION Participation: 54% Annual Fund: $48,818 Restricted Giving: $110,862 Total: $159,680 Reunion Committee: Mary Ackerly Kathleen Fisk Ames Wendy Arnold Helena Evans Louisa Thomas Hargrave Rebecca Sherrill More


Phyllis Nitze Moriarty Susan Sherer Osnos Fay Lampert Shutzer

Mary Ackerly Kathleen Fisk Ames ❂ Wendy Arnold ❂ Cornelia Kennedy Atkins Susan Paris Borden Hattie Motley Branson Hilary Baldwin Brown Edith Bates Buchanan ❂ Nan Carey ❂ Ruth Chapman ❂ Mary Clark ❂ Barbara Crockett Collins ❂ Rosamond Deming Helena Evans Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ❂ Linda Galston Fates ❂ Tracy Barker Greenwood ❂ Josephine Churchill Guerrieri ❂ Louisa Thomas Hargrave Rebecca Sherrill More Phyllis Nitze Moriarty Joan Weidlein Mudge ❂ Susan Sherer Osnos ❂ Virginia Redpath ❂ Evelina Pierce Sarles Fay Lampert Shutzer ❂ Martha Taft Katherine Douglas Torrey Jill Peabody Uris Marguerite Willett Anonymous CLASS OF 1966 Participation: 42% Annual Fund: $15,783

Elizabeth Ballantine ❂ Lasell Jaretzki Bartlett Elizabeth Bates ❂ Eleanor Bemis ❂ Lucy Boyle ❂ M. Loring Bradlee ❂ Lucy McClintock Calhoun Caroline Lee Crocker ❂ Holly DeBlois Gay Ellis


Rebecca MacMillan Fox ❂ Susie B. Grant Jane Hotchkiss Anne Clark Jarboe ❂ Susan Kidder Joan Putnam Kimball ❂ Mary Paul Loomis ❂ Dardis McNamee Julia Page ❂ Anne Hart Pope ❂ Judith Strohmeier Reece ❂ Linda Stillman ❂ Sally Crimmins Thorne ❂ Marian Ware ❂ Alexandra Wylie ❂ CLASS OF 1967 Participation: 45% Annual Fund: $10,675

Jessie Bourneuf ❂ Sarah Brooks Elizabeth Bullitt ❂ Jennifer Caskey Marguerite Cutler Muche Desloovere ❂ Eliza Howe Earle ❂ Rose Lynch ❂ Laura Mayer Deford ❂ Alida Rockefeller Messinger Susan Middleton Phebe Miller ❂ Nancy Brown Moyle ❂ Lynne Dominick Novack ❂ Katharine Perkins ❂ Alison Chalmers Rodin ❂ Sophie Milliken Rogers Heyden White Rostow ❂ Cynthia Saltzman ❂ Ellen-Alisa Saxl Dana Denker Semmes ❂ Joan Underwood Gail Weinmann ❂ Polly Welch Hilda Whitman Ellen MacLeish Zale ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 1968 Participation: 35% Annual Fund: $9,879

Pamela Aall McPherson Diane Dudensing Allen ❂ Melinda Sherer Ashton ❂ Sally Poor Beck ❂ Carla Bloedel Clark Anne Nordblom Dodge ❂ Louise Ewing ❂ Margaret Morgan Grasselli Janice Hinkle Gregory ❂ Lowry Hemphill Katherine Little ❂ Pauline Lord Tamsen Merrill ❂ Katharine Munro ❂ Jennifer Nichols

Cary Ridder ❂ Penelope Perry Rodday Pamela Shaw Kristen Wainwright ❂ CLASS OF 1969 Participation: 27% Annual Fund: $5,725

Katherine Agoos ❂ Laura Palmer Aronstein ❂ Louisa Bradford ❂ Elizabeth Covington Elizabeth Dodd Marion Freeman ❂ Susan Garry Ann Fox Gulbransen ❂ Caroline Harwood Helen Ballantine Healy Cynthia Holmes Michele Oldman Cary Richardson Paynter ❂ Sarah Pillsbury Julia Preston ❂ Marion Preston ❂ Jenny Scheu ❂ Deborah Moses Tonissi ❂ CLASS OF 1970  40th REUNION Participation: 51% Annual Fund: $93,286 Reunion Committee: Susan Bastress Elizabeth Brown Isabella Choate Priscilla Stevens French Amy Huntoon Lucy-Ann McFadden Stephanie Pickman Monahan Sarah Trafton Susan Wood

Susan Merritt Baird Elizabeth Barringer ❂ Susan Bastress Elizabeth Brown ❂ Frances Chalmers Isabella Choate Annabel Ripley Ebersole ❂ Margaret Erhart ❂ Priscilla Stevens French ❂ Margaret Glover Patricia Harding Gruttemeyer Terry Reece Hackford Sally Harrison Helen Hobbs ❂ Amy Huntoon ❂ Cynthia Hyde ❂ Judith Keefer ❂ Anne Welch Lazor Lucy-Ann McFadden ❂ Jeannie Downer McIntyre Stephanie Pickman Monahan Ellen Mugar ❂ Julie Packard ❂ Sarah Boyle Patten

Elizabeth Ruml Joanna Bridges Sedlmayr Sarah Trafton ❂ Melissa Vail ❂ Cornelia White ❂ Linden Havemeyer Wise ❂ Sally Wister Susan Wood ❂ CLASS OF 1971 Participation: 48% Annual Fund: $11,711 Class Agent: Rosamond Smith Rea

Susan Everts Allen Elizabeth Ames Macdonald ❂ Erica Domar Banderob ❂ Lisa Compton Bellocchio ❂ Louisa Browne Soleau Catherine Carter Laura Chandler ❂ Elizabeth Cobbs ❂ Susan Crimmins Elizabeth Strider Dain ❂ Josephine Ewing Rebecca Trafton Frischkorn ❂ Jean McClung Halloran ❂ Delia Hatch ❂ Sherry Haydock ❂ Clara Hemphill Karen Herold ❂ Mary Ann McDonald Hetzer Nancy Reece Jones ❂ Rebecca Kellogg Mary Lassen ❂ Lucy Jewett Lowenthal ❂ Susan Polk ❂ Sally du Pont Quinn ❂ Rosamond Smith Rea ❂ Cynthia Perrin Schneider ❂ Catherine Smith Sage Sohier Katherine Tweedy ❂ Elizabeth Lund Zahniser ❂ CLASS OF 1972 Participation: 57% Annual Fund: $17,955 Class Agents: Ronni Siegal Bialosky Carolyn Cox Dann Marian Lindberg Helen Loring Mary Anne Mayo Sarah Muyskens

Susan Angevin Caroline Ballard ❂ Holladay Rust Bank ❂ Carolyn Beecher Elisabeth Prosser Bellows Evalyn Bemis Ronni Siegal Bialosky ❂ Susan Blake ❂ Cindy Arnold Bruckermann Isabel Pratt Bryan ❂

Main Street Circle


Suzanne Kelleigh Anderson Caroline Minot Bell ❂ Elizabeth Suter Bohanon ❂ Amy Cammann Cholnoky ❂ Denise de Beausset Jennifer Howell Cornelia Kellogg Janet Samuel Levy Pamela Mack Susan McDonald ❂ Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ❂ Elizabeth Hillyer Parker Carey Peabody ❂ Elizabeth Campbell Peters ❂ Sheila Rathbun Jan Rosenfeld ❂ Nancy Parssinen Vespoli ❂ Holly Whitin ❂ Andrea Williams ❂ Sarah Witte ❂ Cathrine Wolf CLASS OF 1974 Participation: 26% Annual Fund: $7,225 Class Agent: Marjorie Aelion

Marjorie Aelion ❂ Julie Agoos Fay Baird Conant Brewer Lee Comegys Chafee Amy Dunbar ❂ Julia Glass ❂ Bee Bell Gosnell

CLASS OF 1975  35th REUNION Participation: 53% Annual Fund: $34,447 Restricted Giving: $81,020 Total: $115,467 Class Agents: Nancy Gillespie George Perkins Reunion Committee: Christine Fairchild Elisabeth Frost Margaret Richey Hauge Victoria Huber Sydney Miller George Perkins Elizabeth Hauge Sword

Joanne Bertelsen Barnett Anne Bartlett Jay Clark Jesse Cohen Elisabeth Cunningham Peter de Marneffe ❂ Elizabeth Emmons ❂ Christine Fairchild ❂ Katharine Sisson Feehery ❂ Laura Foley Elisabeth Frost Nancy Gillespie ❂ Charles Green ❂ Margaret Richey Hauge ❂ Sarah Hewitt ❂ Victoria Huber ❂ Irene Huntoon ❂ Stow Kelner Katherine Bucknell Maguire Karen R. McAlmon, MD David Michaelis ❂ Sydney Miller Elizabeth Hatch Moder ❂ Caroline Norden Jamie Parker Louise Peterson-Arnzen ❂ George Perkins ❂ Laura Powers-Swiggett ❂ Allison Djerf Ranson ❂ Richard Read ❂ Jacqueline van der Horst Sergent ❂ Virginia Sisson ❂ Elizabeth Smith Brooks Stevens Elizabeth Hauge Sword ❂ Patricia Vaughn Anne Wilson ❂

Marcia Johnston Wood ❂ Mary Woolsey ❂ Adnan Zubcevic ❂ CLASS OF 1976 Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $38,758

William Adams Elizabeth Aelion ❂ Daphne LeFeaver Ball Edward Beecher Donald Bell ❂ Lindsay Soutter Boyer Natalie Callander ❂ Irene Chu ❂ Alice Domar ❂ Sarah Fletcher Robert Forbes Alexandra Harvey Lucinda Jewell ❂ Margaret Sweatt Kunhardt ❂ Deirdre Lavieri ❂ Amy Longsworth ❂ Anne Manuel Melissa Moye Jonathan Nelson Penelope Saltzman Karen Mayfield Seymour ❂ Ellen Simsarian ❂ Elizabeth Lyne Tucker ❂ Ellen Vannah Peter Wallis Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ❂ CLASS OF 1977 Participation: 31% Annual Fund: $35,587 Class Agent: Jean Dunbar Knapp

James Aisenberg ❂ Lucy Allen Richard Bell Priscilla Kidder Blevins ❂ Gwendolen Storey Feher Rachel Lipson Glick ❂ Timothy J. Gollin Joy Peterson Heyrman ❂ Jane Booty Horn ❂ Margaret Jackson Jean Dunbar Knapp ❂ Sara White Lennon ❂ Elizabeth Loring ❂ Elizabeth Ehrenfeld Mendez Lauren Norton ❂ Monique Patterson Denise Rueppel Santomero ❂ Jill Soffer Lael Stone ❂ Nina Tannenwald Anne Adler Tarbell ❂ Mary Beth Dowd Trubitt Katharine Read Villars Stuart Warner ❂ Sara Donovan Whitford Sarah Wilson

The Gift of Confidence


hile I was at Concord Academy in the late 1960s, the world seemed in a major state of flux. CA offered us the opportunity to discuss and explore the effects of change in an environment of respect and support. As I went on with my education, I soon realized that it was at CA that I saw the importance of listening and learning, and gained the confidence to speak out. “While I make gifts to all the schools I attended, I concentrate my giving on CA, in large part because the scale of the school allows me to see more closely the impact of my gifts. While CA has certainly changed since I was there, the emphasis on growing individual students into strong, creative, and resilient adults remains palpable. There is no single mold into which all students must fit. Rather, each person is given the support and the respect to develop his or her own strengths. A Concord Academy education, both formal and informal, prepares its graduates well for the next steps into adulthood. “I’ve served on a number of not-for-profit boards, and one of the lessons I’ve learned is that there is never enough money for day-to-day things: keeping the lights on, paying the staff, and making sure that doors open each morning. At CA, the Annual Fund is critically important to ensure that the work of the school happens every day. I have always wanted my gifts to go to the Annual Fund —unrestricted, so that those who lead the school and who are experts in the school’s needs have the resources to support the decisions they make. “The size of our gifts is less important than our willingness to support what the school is doing for today’s students. I encourage everyone to make a gift, small or large, so that the scope of support from CA’s community comes through.”


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CLASS OF 1973 Participation: 33% Annual Fund: $12,405 Class Agent: Nancy Parssinen Vespoli

Heather Mayfield Kelly ❂ Lydia Leon Cecily Deegan McMillan Nora Mitchell ❂ Linda Greene Ortwein ❂ Wendy Powers ❂ Harriet Sayre McCord ❂ Alexander Spaulding ❂ Mary Stockton Lucy Winton


Sarah Hastings Burke Rachel Carley ❂ Kim Nourse Clark ❂ Carolyn Cox Dann ❂ Jane DeBevoise ❂ Permele Frischkorn Doyle Janet Eyre ❂ Gail Robinson Fowlkes Eliza Greene Abigail Halperin Selina Pedersen Johnson ❂ Marian Lindberg ❂ Helen Loring ❂ Mary Anne Mayo ❂ Harriot Tuttle McGraw Gretchen Megowen Sarah Muyskens ❂ Elizabeth Haight O’Connell Hope Stevens Poor ❂ Mary Porter Amanda Powell ❂ Christina Wagner Jane Waldfogel ❂ Lorna Potter Walker ❂ Anonymous



Top Five Reunion Classes: Participation 1940

70th Reunion



50th Reunion



55th Reunion



45th Reunion



40th Reunion


CLASS OF 1978 Participation: 44% Annual Fund: $16,513 Class Agent: Walter Judge

Abigail Porter ❂ Sarah Warrington Elizabeth Winslow Lisa Zimble ❂

Frances Stahl Ballo Susan Beede Catherine Bishop Markley Boyer Victoria Urban Broer Edward Dickinson Katherine Drasher ❂ Gertrude Friedman § Heidi Reichenbach Harring ❂ Dinah Huntoon ❂ Margaret Rice Jay ❂ Walter Judge ❂ Katharine Kinsolving ❂ Mary LaClair ❂ Jane Lassen Bobruff ❂ Julia Stiffler Lavely ❂ Thomas Lincoln Martha Livingston ❂ Jennifer Newbold ❂ Henriette Lazaridis Power Mary Rhinelander ❂ Meredith Stelling ❂ Sharon Swindell ❂ Christine Van

CLASS OF 1980  30th REUNION Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $49,272 Restricted Giving: $10,735 Total: $60,007 Class Agents: Jeffrey Briggs Maureen Mulligan Reunion Committee: Christopher Borden Jeffrey Briggs Lisa Frusztajer Nancy Kates Anne Lawson Claudio Lilienfeld Maureen Mulligan Cornelia Urban Sawczuk Lisa Siegel

CLASS OF 1979 Participation: 25% Annual Fund: $14,029 CONCORD ACADEMY MAGAZINE / REPORT OF GIVING

Jennifer Beal ❂ Lisa Bergemann Nathaniel Brace Elizabeth Cabot ❂ Adam Cherson Varangkana Lamsam de Leon ❂ Laura Drachman Stephen Erhart Martha Pyle Farrell ❂ Alison Gilligan Pamela Gleason Ann Keniston ❂ Jared Keyes ❂ Daniel Kramarsky ❂ Elizabeth Nordell Richard Oh ❂


Allison Barber Carolyn Marshall Betz ❂ Christopher Borden ❂ Jeffrey Briggs Jessica Brown ❂ Ruth Kaplan Calka Luis Fernandez Victoria Fish ❂ Lisa Frusztajer ❂ Elizabeth Alley Graham C. Michael Hiam Carl Ingersoll ❂ Lindy Judge Susan Kalman Nancy Kates ❂ Jeremy Koff Jennifer Clarke Kosak ❂ Anne Lawson Claudio Lilienfeld ❂ Eric Lund Stephanie Starr McCormickGoodhart ❂ Maureen Mulligan ❂ C. Barrett O’Connor ❂ Stefano Paci


Christopher Recklitis ❂ Philip Rossoni Sina Saidi ❂ Cornelia Urban Sawczuk ❂ Philip Schwartz ❂ Eve Slattery ❂ J. Cullen Stanley Catherine McCulloch Vaughan Williams ❂ Jennifer Willmann CLASS OF 1981 Participation: 28% Annual Fund: $9,470 Class Agent: Maria Bergemann Lindberg

Elizabeth Hufstader Balay ❂ William Bennet Lisa Black Franks Polly Sisson Fleckenstein Huntley Funsten Fitzpatrick Richard Glazerman ❂ David Greenewalt Laila Haddad Daphne Hays Alan Hernandez ❂ Tina Klein Garrett Macey Frederick Marshall ❂ Elizabeth McAlister ❂ George Miserlis Jane O’Loughlin Barrow ❂ Emily Munro Osgood Penelope Beal Pennoyer ❂ Margaret Kannan Peters Peter Smith Ankeney Weitz Lynn Woodward ❂ CLASS OF 1982 Participation: 28% Annual Fund: $5,500 Class Agents: Lynne Carvalho Adamian Nina Frusztajer Marion Odence-Ford Kristen Crowe Stevens

Thomas Asher Betsy Blume Elizabeth Carty Elisabeth Pierce Dallape ❂ Andrew Elmore Abigail Fisher ❂ Nina Frusztajer ❂ Gordon Gabbay Eric Goodheart Cynthia Gorey ❂ David Kaufman ❂ David Kukla ❂ Lucia Rossoni Longnecker ❂ Carol Millard ❂ Simone Feinhandler Mordas ❂ Tara O’Brien Pride Marion Odence-Ford ❂ Lauren Shohet

Kristen Crowe Stevens ❂ Christina Stumpf Karen Van Houten CLASS OF 1983 Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $20,229 Class Agents: Kate Pugh Bliss Freytag Smith

Elisabeth Baker Kristin Barber Brooks Beisch Pratt Bennet Wendy Crum Bennet John Blacklow Pamela Collins Cafiero Jonathan Campbell Sarah Hebb Carpenter ❂ Saundra Claster Louis Crosier ❂ James Flicker ❂ Dean Forbes Adam Ford ❂ Patricia Brown Fugee Michele Gamburd ❂ Martha Bangs Haddad ❂ Polly Hubbard ❂ Aeron Mack Hynes Tilia Klebenov Jacobs ❂ Alexis Kraft Lisa Moricoli Latham Kathryn Mudge ❂ Edward Nicolson ❂ Victoria Palay ❂ Samuel Payne Kate Pugh ❂ Jessica Rosenfeld Sara Goldsmith Schwartz ❂ Bliss Freytag Smith ❂ Sonia Uyterhoeven Luanne Zurlo ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 1984 Participation: 31% Annual Fund: $10,505 Class Agents: David Feldman Catherine Gunn

Dorothy Brown-Martin ❂ Nancy Cowan ❂ Rebecca Derby ❂ William Dewey ❂ Carl Douglas Charles Feininger ❂ David Feldman John Funkhouser Glen Goldman ❂ Catherine Gunn ❂ Courtney Haan ❂ Kimberly Holden ❂ Jill Colley Kastner Amy Gerson Kynaston ❂ Elizabeth Dewey Levey ❂

Andrew Mill Jeffrey Moss Deborah Golodetz New ❂ Marjorie Oleksiak ❂ Elizabeth Peterson ❂ Nathaniel Stevens ❂ Beverly Thompson Webster Samuel Welch Nancy Shohet West ❂ Sarah Wolozin Sarah Wyman ❂ CLASS OF 1985  25th REUNION Participation: 38% Annual Fund: $34,395 Restricted Fund: $25,000 Total: $59,395 Reunion Committee: Charles Collier David Cotney Katharine Daugherty Pablo Delgado Martha Leggat Jennifer Russell Mahoney Jill Conway Mehl Rebecca Stumpf

Alexander Beal Robert Blume Jennifer Burleigh ❂ Stephen Buttenwieser Charles Collier ❂ David Cotney ❂ Cullen Curtiss Katharine Daugherty ❂ Alexandra McClennen Dohan ❂ Hebe Smythe Doneski ❂ Thomas First Jessica Goodheart Sarah Hammond Monica Lee ❂ Martha Leggat ❂ Jennifer Russell Mahoney Jill Conway Mehl Helen Kaufman Minkes John Moavenzadeh Raymond Paynter Anne Pfitzer Jessica Price Alexander Pugh Aimee Reveno Lee Shane ❂ Maia Sharpley Lauren Simon Melanie Simpson ❂ Sheila-Llyn Kraeuter Van Nederveen ❂ CLASS OF 1986 Participation: 25% Annual Fund: $11,200 Class Agents: Jamie Klickstein Jennifer Nadelson

Emily Coleman Anderson Melanie Campbell

Main Street Circle

CA alumnae/i and students participated in a fundraising phonathon in February. CA conducted eleven phonathon sessions during the 2009 –10 Annual Fund year, raising more than $60,000.

George Cushing Randell Drane Jessica Putz Farrelly Sarah Crissman Hollington ❂ David Jacobs Duff Johnson Jamie Klickstein ❂ Jonathan Lawrence ❂ Marya Chapin Lundgren Duncan MacLeod David Matias ❂ Jennifer Nadelson-Gleba Elizabeth Saltonstall Repenning ❂ Elizabeth Temin ❂ Benjamin Treynor Peter Yeomans Sandra Yusen ❂ Peter Zimble CLASS OF 1987 Participation: 35% Annual Fund: $54,465 Class Agents: Alexis Goltra Andrea Silverman Meyer

Allison First Beakley Robert Biggar Peter Blacklow ❂ Hanna Bailey Boyle ❂ Helen Parker Brown ❂ Elizabeth Scofield Brown ❂ Kathryn DeMott

Jennifer Fallon Kerith Gardner ❂ Alexis Goltra ❂ Andrew Gottlieb ❂ Shira Hammarlund ❂ Evan Harris Anna Henchman Amy deLone Hutter Philippa Kaye William Klebenov ❂ Elizabeth Mallon Cameron McNeil ❂ Vesper Mei Robert Mellor Andrea Silverman Meyer ❂ Sarah Margolies Mueller John Newcomer Hilary Price Nicholas Rathbone Sarah Russell ❂ Sarah Shohet Rebecca Buxbaum Simons Eunice Wang Anonymous ❂

CLASS OF 1988 Participation: 31% Annual Fund: $23,220 Class Agent: Amy Wilensky

Joseph Baker ❂ Bruce Beal ❂


Jesse Birge ❂ Abigail Brooks Daniel Brotman Michael Bruck Rebecca Manzer Chandler Keith Gelb David Goldberg ❂ Brian Green ❂ Jared Green Katia Brown Green ❂ Katharine Hammond ❂ Deborah Bailey Herrmann ❂ Michael Kolman ❂ Benjamin Maxfield Caragh McLaughlin ❂ Elena Higgerson Nielson David Oppenheimer ❂ Catherine Pakenham ❂ Jennie Panchy Todd Pearce ❂ Adam Ramee William Stason Benjamin Stumpf Amma Szal Amy Wilensky Anonymous CLASS OF 1989 Participation: 28% Annual Fund: $33,666 Class Agents: Andrew Heimert Amelia Lloyd McCarthy

Maureen Collins Beekley James Biggar ❂ Elise Jaques Billings De John Faigle, Jr. ❂ Martina Falter Alexandra Klickstein Glazier Alexander Grant ❂ Ameen Haddad Andrew Heimert ❂ Miranda Kaiser ❂ Alexandra Rummonds Lawani Paul Mathus Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ❂ Kurt Opsahl Shyam Parekh ❂ Danielle Urban Pedreira ❂ Katherine Reeder Sarah Cosgrove Stoker ❂ Alisa Ullian Walls Tracy Welch ❂ Rebecca Schotland Wolsk ❂ Caren Zilber-Shlensky CLASS OF 1990  20th REUNION Participation: 33% Annual Fund: $5,430 Restricted Fund: $50,000 Total: $55,430 Reunion Committee: Robin DeRosa Katrina Knott Folger Belinda Griswold

Samantha Halem Taragh Mulvany Sarah Amory Welch Christina Wiellette Tremaine Wright

Jennifer Abele ❂ Sunredi Admadjaja ❂ Jason Cook Andrea Cross Robin DeRosa ❂ Caroline James Ellison Jennifer Lipson Gardner Jay Gardner Rachel Grossman Jessica Knight Hansen Matthew Kirkland ❂ Adam Marlin Thandiwe Mbityana Taragh Mulvany ❂ Wylie O’Sullivan Kristin Russell Jooyoung Shin Maia Sloss Cornelia Stanton Jessica Stetz Keith Tashima ❂ Kathryn Vilter Jason Weinzimer ❂ Sarah Amory Welch Tremaine Wright Anonymous (3) CLASS OF 1991 Participation: 33% Annual Fund: $6,655 Class Agents: Benjamin Bailey Jake Bartlett Elizabeth Green

Benjamin Auspitz Benjamin Bailey ❂ Jake Bartlett ❂ John Beloff Benjamin Brooks Claudia Burke ❂ Hope Egan Barksdale English ❂ Nicholas Evans ❂ Jessica Ghiglione ❂ Stephanie Solakian Goldstein ❂ Joshua Gotthelf Elizabeth Green ❂ Daniel Henderson ❂ Sarah Hirzel Ryan Kelley ❂ Stephanie Sussman Kuehn James Lichoulas ❂ Mark Lu Brooke Wollenberg McDonnell Wendy Newman Allie Powell ❂ A. Alexander Ridley ❂ Michael Rodman ❂ Jeffrey Schneider ❂ Elizabeth Nicholson Thielscher

Daniel Towvim ❂ Elizabeth Reardon Walsh CLASS OF 1992 Participation: 20% Annual Fund: $1,170

Lee Berresford Stefanie Riego Bester ❂ Sarah Christopher Trelane Clark Jessica Erdmann-Sager Raphael Folsom Nathalie Kim Adria Linder Yves Mantz ❂ Peter Maxfield Emily Potts Callejas Lauren Syer ❂ Sarah Burckmyer Westwood ❂ Andreas Winterfeld ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 1993 Participation: 26% Annual Fund: $5,535 Class Agent: Noah Fisk

Sean Carr ❂ Elizabeth Wang Darling ❂ Thomas Darling ❂ Nicholas Decaneas ❂ Lisa Eckstein ❂ B. Carter Edwards Sarah Thompson Evans ❂ Elijah Feinstein ❂ Amy Goorin Fogelman ❂ Steven Gottlieb Nancy Haas Hillis Elizabeth Jackson Aaron Jacobs ❂ Joshua Kempner ❂ Jill Kantrowitz Kunkel Jonathan Lewin ❂ Rebecca Locke ❂ Andrew Newberg Christopher Rodger ❂ Rebecca Seamans ❂ Hannah Wunsch ❂ CLASS OF 1994 Participation: 29% Annual Fund: $7,655 Class Agent: Tess Munro Bauta

Tess Munro Bauta ❂ Jennifer Coose Khadijah Davis Andrew Gardner ❂ James Harper ❂ Daniel Hirshberg ❂ Sarah Faulkner Hugenberger Siri Kaur ❂ Jason Kolbe Nicholas Lauriat ❂ Eliza Miller


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Morgan Robinson Justin Samaha Jorge Solares-Parkhurst ❂ Paul Sommer ❂ Rebecca Spence Dorothy Stam ❂ Kathleen Surman Jeremy Tamanini Ethan Thurow ❂ Benjamin Upham Anonymous CLASS OF 1995  15th REUNION Participation: 20% Annual Fund: $3,765 Restricted Giving: $20,000 Total: $23,765 Reunion Committee: Charlotte Quesada Krugh Nadia Madden

Elizabeth Ames Karena Detweiler ❂ Rebecca Falkoff ❂ Alison Gearhart Timothy Hirzel Jessica King Charlotte Quesada Krugh ❂ George Mandl Ian McCullough Ninian Stein Morgen Van Vorst Sam Zimbabwe Anonymous (4)

CLASS OF 1996 Participation: 10% Annual Fund: $1,775

Geraldine Alias Scott Armstrong Emily Bockian Landsburg Kelcey Morange ❂ Thapanee Sirivadhanabhakdi ❂ Elissa Spelman ❂ Joia Spooner-Wyman Justin Waldman CLASS OF 1997 Participation: 12% Annual Fund: $886

Sarah Barthel Jeffrey Green ❂ Alice Jayne Reuben Kabel ❂ Lauren Abraham Mahoney ❂ Johanna Rosen Christopher Roth Nicole Rawling Roth Olivia Howard Sabine Sara Walker ❂ CLASS OF 1998 Participation: 28% Annual Fund: $1,010

Pongabha Abhakara Emily Coit Michael Cook ❂ William Decaneas Michael Edwards Jaime Endreny


Richard Eurich Alexandra Kern ❂ Jonathan King Claire Lehmann Carolyn Lowell ❂ Isabel Lowell Elizabeth Newbury Blair Reich Jose Roman Jonathan Schechner ❂ Robert Seward Stephen Siu Laura Taylor Vanessa Tillman-Brown Mariel Wolfson CLASS OF 1999 Participation: 29% Annual Fund: $1,459 Class Agents: Ami Boghani Jeremiah Parker Elizabeth Prives Kelsey Stratton

Sarah Anderson Phaedra Athanasiou Ethan Bair Eliza Bemis Ami Boghani Julia Briedis John Byrne Benjamin Eberle Daniel Eberle ❂ Adam Gailey ❂ Ruth Landy Howard Martin ❂

Elizabeth Mygatt ❂ Susannah Parke ❂ Jeremiah Parker ❂ Samuel Posner Elizabeth Prives Hope Roth Dan Schulman ❂ Benjamin Sexton Kelsey Stratton ❂ Christopher Walker ❂ Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 2000  10th REUNION Participation: 35% Annual Fund: $1,195 Restricted Giving: $1,075 Total: $2,270 Class Agent: Rachel Sebell Graveline Reunion Committee: Jeffrey Fabre Rachel Sebell Graveline Ariana Green Sarah Green Alejandra Hernandez Katz Michael Littenberg-Brown Eric Nguyen Christopher Rivest Seth Wylie

Daniel Epps Jeffrey Fabre Rachel Sebell Graveline Ariana Green Sarah Green

Erin Hult Alejandra Hernandez Katz Keith Katz Alissa King Benjamin Krug Jane Kucera Michael Littenberg-Brown Liana LoConte Noah McCormack ❂ Elisabeth Mitchell Sathyanandh Mohan Justin Newberg Eric Nguyen Susan Tolwinski Nitchaya Vannasaeng Matthew Weiss Damian Winters Seth Wylie Anonymous (5) CLASS OF 2001 Participation: 39% Annual Fund: $3,895

Shifra Adler Alexander Aronson Eric Berger Alexander Berlin ❂ Benjamin Carmichael ❂ Siu Ping Chin Feman Abigail Cohen ❂ Hilary Costa Nicholas Deane ❂ Elizabeth Down Hilary Falb ❂ Michael Firestone ❂ Brian Gray


Good sport Jamie Morris-Kliment, head of the Modern and Classical Languages Department, took a pie for CA at Winterfest, the annual student-run carnival, which raises funds for financial aid. This year, Winterfest collected nearly $8,700.


Main Street Circle


Matthew Bassett ❂ Sarah Bertozzi ❂ Katharina Cieplak-von Baldegg Giuliana Di Mambro Danielle D’Onfro Carlyn Fitzgerald ❂ Tully Foote Maria Harris Alexander Homans Colin Levy Peter Li Laura Lively Alexander Nichols Susanna Whitaker-Rahilly Sarah Wilkens ❂ CLASS OF 2003 Participation: 14% Annual Fund: $980

Cameron Crary Alexis Deane Frances Denny Chi Kin Lai Susan Martin David Miller Kathryn O’Neill Hannah Sadtler Charles Smith Mark Weinberger Lisa Zaval ❂ CLASS OF 2004 Participation: 15% Annual Fund: $685 Class Agents: Minh Dinh James Hall

Danny Azon Megan Brown Janet Comenos ❂

CLASS OF 2005  5th REUNION Participation: 21% Annual Fund: $2,735 Reunion Committee: Bryan Hobgood Julian Joslin Christine Kue Amanda MacLellan Erica Reisman

Steven Bertozzi ❂ Aaron Colby Matthew Deitch Ariel Dorflinger Luke Douglas ❂ Torin Hayes ❂ Bryan Hobgood ❂ Emily Hoppe Christine Kue Claire Moriarty Andrew Nguyen Elise Novak Elizabeth Olesen Erica Reisman Lewis Seton Tyler Stone ❂ Shara Zaval ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 2006 Participation: 14% Annual Fund: $415

John Arsenault ❂ Jessica Bruce Caroline Griswold Cornelia Hall ❂ Benjamin Kaufman ❂ Lillian Lamboy Dat Le ❂ Eva Luderowski ❂ Brittany Stone ❂ Sarah Winston Andrew Wolf ❂ Lauren Yeiser Anonymous CLASS OF 2007 Participation: 15% Annual Fund: $450 Class Agents: Catarina Marques Rufus Urion

Nicholas Green ❂ Anne Lobel Catarina Marques ❂ Nick Morgan ❂ John Nordin Jeffrey Olshan ❂ Jared Pimm Benjamin Shapiro-Kline ❂ Kristian Shaw Lucas Turner-Owens ❂ Rufus Urion ❂ CLASS OF 2008 Participation: 10% Annual Fund: $397 Class Agents: Nathan Coppersmith Daniel Flicker Daly Franco Morgan Jaffe Emily Shoov Thomas Smith

Peter Boskey Nathan Coppersmith ❂ Michelle Corkrum Matthew Goldenberg Morgan Jaffe ❂ Alexander Miller Benjamin Miller ❂ Theodore Rostow Thomas Smith ❂ Anonymous CLASS OF 2009 Participation: 16% Annual Fund: $315 Class Agents: Emme Arnzen Jake Dockterman Jung Hee Hyun Jannie Kitchen Jen Lamy Emma Quinn Joshua Reed Ron Shin

Elizabeth Basow ❂ Eric Benvenuti ❂ Nora Berson ❂ Thomas Bloom ❂ Elizabeth Brooke ❂ Adam Brown ❂ Emily Cole ❂ Jung Hee Hyun ❂ Janice Kitchen ❂ Elizabeth Lamkin ❂ Samantha Morse ❂ Emma Quinn ❂ Lewis Salas ❂ Jenna Troop ❂ Anonymous

Danny Azon ’04 and Gaby Romero ’06

Paying It Forward


carry my CA experience with me on a daily basis. My ability to adapt to different situations, to value cultural diversity, and to present myself as a leader all stem from my experiences at CA. I want to give back to Concord Academy until I repay every cent invested in me as a financial aid student, and I am committed to following through on that. “I contribute because CA gave me an opportunity that changed my life. I can only imagine how I would have turned out if I had stayed in the New York City public school system. CA showed me how to be accepting of others, how to enjoy the arts — things I never would have tried on my own. “Over the years at CA, I grew from a closedminded freshman into a more mature, more culturally aware senior. I value the CA community for being open-minded and allowing my peers and me to develop into individuals. “I hope other alumnae/i will take the time now and then to reflect on the memories they created at CA and appreciate the ways CA influenced them as people. When they remember, I’m sure they’ll want to give back in the same way that I do.”

Adrienne Cahill Jack Glenn ❂


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CLASS OF 2002 Participation: 18% Annual Fund: $975 Class Agents: Sarah Bertozzi Alexander Nichols

Minh Dinh James Hall ❂ Megan Harlow Jennifer Imrich Stephen Kolowich Alexander Rosen Samantha Siegal ❂ Elizabeth Spence ❂ Lily Susskind Ben Terris


Molly Harris Lydia Hawkins Paul Heymann E. Christopher Kern Lauren Kett ❂ Sophie Lai Haninah Levine Katherine Liebesny Stephen Lloyd Margot Lubin Anne Mancini ❂ Alexis May Laura McConaghy ❂ Catherine Mygatt Zoe Preston Carey Tinkelenberg ❂ Laura Twichell Emily Whiston




CA Welcomes Back Mandarin


he Winter 2007 Concord Academy magazine reported on the history of Mandarin Chinese at CA and on the strategic initiative then underway to revive the teaching of this language at our school. As one alumna said in the 2007 article, “The twenty-first century belongs to China. If a school does not offer Mandarin, it will not be preparing its students well for the future.” This 1964 yearbook photo captures participants in CA’s Chinese language program. Standing: teacher Mrs. Shang and students Jeanne Derderian Stewart ’64 and Tess Ewing ’64. Seated: two unidentified students and Sally Barrett-Page ’64.

Gifts from Current Parents Parent Chairs, Annual Fund: Jonathon and Lucinda Wright P’11 Annual Fund Parent Volunteers:


Charlene Briggs Russell Franks Joop Grevelink Dore Hammond Jonathan Hurd Althea Kaemmer Sonny Kim Kate Wilkins McManus Thomas Metzold Colin Murphy Kevin Parke Erin Pastuszenski Carmin Reiss Stephen Ruscak Jane Siewers Kathryn Silver Carolyn Stein Charles Styron


Freshman Parents Total: $136,954 Participation: 88%

Tim Ahern and Molly Flannery Chris and Cathy Anderson Alphonse Antonitis and Rosemary Grande Chi Yan Au and Glendy Chiu SeungHwan Baeck and HaeYoung Park William T. Baker Sandra L. Barnes Marianne Boswell Emily Bridwell Merz Jeffrey Briggs ’80 and Charlene Briggs Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 ❂ Carol Bundy Gary and Emma Campbell George and Ann Colony Richard Colton and Amy Spencer ❂ Michael Coyle and Eileen O’Connor John Damroth and Trisha O’Connell Charles and Theresa Delaney Paul F. Deninger and Lori Colella Deninger Carl and Laura Eberth Jennifer Euling Molly Free

At that point, Concord Academy was offering courses in Chinese history and culture. The language itself had not been taught at CA in recent years, though Mandarin was offered in the sixties and again in the late nineties. Through the generosity of three donors, all of whom wish to remain anonymous, CA students are once again studying Mandarin. The school recently hired a teacher, Wenjun Kuai, who, as of this fall, began teaching Mandarin 1, Mandarin 2, and Mandarin for Heritage Speakers. Seventeen students signed up last spring for these courses, and another is doing a departmental study in Mandarin. One of the donors explained why she supported the Mandarin initiative: “I think one of the things that distinguishes a Concord Academy education is that it prepares its graduates for leadership —whether that be in the home, the private sector, public service, or the international arena. It does so by supporting not only the acquisition of facts, but also an ability to learn, discriminate, and discern. It supports different modes of thinking — not only logic, linear and otherwise, but also creativity and synthesis. As such, it represents the very best of what I would call a ‘classical education.’ “To be able to put such an education to best use, and to truly be ‘of service’ in a global society, one would ideally be able to speak at least three languages — English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to study Mandarin when I attended CA back in the sixties. I feel privileged to support the school in launching a comprehensive program to again teach this essential language to a new generation of our students.” — Morgan Mead

Christopher Gootkind and Barbara Cockrill Gootkind Alford and Marilyn Gordon Philip Greenough and Jamie Parker ’75 Joop and Suzanne Grevelink Stephen and York-Chi Harder Philip L. Hussey and Debra Gardner-Hussey James and Anne Hutchinson Allyson Irvine Regina Jackson Mark and Nancy Jarzombek Steve and Rosemarie Johnson Patrick Kager and Catherine Clairmont Mohammed and Selina Khan Youngjin Kim and Yoonae Choi John Lahey Eric and Lori Lander ❂ David Lawee and Lorna Borenstein An Le and Hanh Nguyen ❂ Heung Sig Lim and Myung Su Yoo Peter and Mary Ann Mattoon Thomas and Carolyn McDermott Jeffry McQuillan Synia McQuillan Colin Murphy

Russ and Wanfang Murray ❂ Nicholas and Irini Papadopoulos George Perkins ’75 and Mary Carpenter ❂ Andrew Powell David and Margaret Rost ❂ Sergei and Lisa Samoylenko Leo Saraceno and Cara Voutselas Thomas Shapiro ❂ Chung-Kai and Ying-Yee Chan Sin ❂ Lawrence Sodano and Elizabeth Z. Ginsberg ❂ Joseph and Valerie Stefani Mark Stoddard and Paula Boyle Dan and Marie Strelow Charles and Nancy Styron Eddy Toussaint and Jill Netchinsky Barry Trimmer and Carol Kazmer Andrew M. Troop and Andrea Sussman ❂ Nicoline Van Riel-Mundel Sanjeev and Girija Verma Steven Wong and Ursula Sinkewicz Alexander Wyeth and Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ’76 ❂ Bin Zou and Jian Xu Anonymous (2)

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Sophomore Parents Total: $125,935 Participation: 84%

Paul and Meredith Allen Beverley Anderson James B. Baldwin and Dana A. Zadorozny Jennifer Beal ’79 ❂ Forrest and Marcie Berkley Eric Block and Marcia Walsh Jeffrey Briggs ’80 and Charlene Briggs Christopher Bryant Andrew and Margaret Cachel Diane S. Calef Robert and Katharine Chamberlin ❂ Jae Sub and Eun Ju Chung Rob Cosinuke and Jennifer Krier Karen T. Craddock B. J. Daniel Francine M. Delgado Kevin and Melinda Fallon Stan N. Finkelstein and Jill A. Benedict Russell Franks and Lisa Black Franks ’81 Carl and Patricia Geyer Brian and Bob Giannino-Racine ❂ Nasser Hajo and Kathryn Silver Michael Hamer and Clare Warburton William Hubbard and Lee Ann Bartow John and Ann Jacobs David and Brooke James ❂ Jocelyne Joseph Paul and Jody Judge J. David and Althea Kaemmer ❂ John and Holly Kania Christopher and Janice Kelliher Sonny Kim Enis and Joan Konuk Gary and Kendra Kratkiewicz Tandi and Jean Laguerre William and Rodene Lamkin Byeong Cheol and Yunhee Lee John and Theresa Levinson Ju-Wen and Han-Ting Lin Sergio and Brenda Londono Leander McCormick-Goodhart and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 ❂ John McGee and Laila Haddad ’81 Peter McManus and Kate Wilkins McManus Rick Mellin ❂ Carolyn Mellin ❂ Stuart and Cheryl Meyerson Thomas and Susan Miller ❂ Frederick Millham and Laura M. Prager Bob and Alison Murchison Sean Patrick Murphy Christopher Newbound and Amy Herring Kathleen O’Connell Kevin and Leila Parke Mario Perez-Segura Bruce and Deborah Pfander Matthew Pilkington and Miranda Magagnini Oliver Platt and Camilla Campbell Lara Putnam

Wenran Qu and Yan Hua Yin Marc and Linda Robidas David R. Rodgers and Cynthia A. Rubin Aditi Roy Karim and Charlotte Sahyoun James and Eileen Samels Michael F. Schipani and Loren Wasel Schipani Kurt and Susan Schwartz Esther Seibold Mark Seibold Brian and Anne Spies Sandy Starr and Raine Figueroa ❂ Kathleen Sweeney Kurt B. Therrien and Shari L. Kreisberg-Therrien Dennis and Andrea Ting ❂ Carl and Sharon Turissini Donald and Ariella Tye Susan Villarreal Zhiming Weng and Danzi Chen Dianne E. Wesselhoeft Peter M. Wilson and Susan J. Lapides Sigit P. Wiryadi and Linarty Halim Stanley and Joan Wyrwicz

Junior Parents Total: $265,940 Participation: 87%

Tariq and Susan Abu-Jaber Choon Ho Bang and Myung Mi Nam Robert A. Beckwitt and Barbara J. Hughey Hugh Bennett and Kimberly Balfour-Bennett David Beard and Gail Friedman David and Patricia Benson Thomas and Lisa Blumenthal Chris Bohjalian and Victoria Blewer David and Deborah Boucher Jeffrey Brooks and Ann L. Rosoff Richard and Janesse Bruce A. James and Elizabeth S. Casner Prescott J. Cheney Wendell B. Colson and Joanne R. Casper CJ and Rachel Coppersmith ❂ Peter and Betsy Dempsey Fritzner Desius and Siltane Desrosiers Robert G. Eaton and Betty Anderson George and Athena Edmonds Antonio and Juana Fernandez Richard Fichera and Julie Rodwin Stona and Ann Fitch Max Follettie and Joan Bell Daniel and Patricia Frank ❂ Karl and Susan Frieden Doug Girdwood and Susan MacDonald John Goldberg and Julie Faber Ben Gomes-Casseres and Susan Wexler Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss ❂ John and Adina Hall Jonathan and Tracey Hurd Edward and Jennifer Hurley-Wales Sang Bong Kim and Soon Hee Lee


Steve Kim and Holly Moon Ronn Kliger and Lis Wolfson Steven Shulman and Susan Kline Karen Koumjian Richard and Lydie Labaudiniere Bozena Lato Eugene and Tatiana Lavrennikov David Lax and Ilana Manolson Carl and Sandra Lehner Shaylor Lindsay Thomas Linville and Kim Teirlynck Martin A. Lueck and Nancy J. Traversy Muzammil Mansuri and Diana Stork Donald Martin and Martha Stone-Martin John W. Mauer and Pamela E. Mack ’73 Peter and Ellen McCann Thomas M. Metzold and Karen B. Manor Steven Mirin and Margaret McKenna Michael C. Monks and Marietta Christie Humphrey Morris and Deborah A. Greenman Rory Morton and Elizabeth Leahy Morton Ira Moskowitz and Caren Ponty James and Joy Murray Jonathan New and Deborah Golodetz New ’84 ❂ Stephen and Betty Newton James S. Normile and Dore Hammond Adam Nussenbaum and Shari Abramowitz James and Deborah Pannell Douglas W. Phillips and Eileen Mullen William Philps and Pamela Valentine William and Jean Ronco Stephen and Susan Ruscak Stephen and Barbara Sarno Adrian Sawczuk and Cornelia Urban Sawczuk ’80 ❂ Mark and Jane Siewers Michael and Chris Smith Eric and Carolyn Stein Per and Elizabeth Suneby Richard and Susan Walters Anthony Weiner and Priscilla Cohen James R. Wilker and Vicki A. Rosen James and Jane Wilson John W. Winkelman and Janet Wozniak William and Susan Wood ❂ Jonathon and Lucinda Wright Zong-Yeng Wu and Lih-Ling Lin Bertram and Laima Zarins Dan Zeitouni Michal Zeitouni Anonymous (2)

Please see pages 75 to 77 for Senior Parent information.

Gifts from Parents of Alumnae/i Bill and Susan Adams ❂ Helen E. Ahearn ❂ Robert and Barbara Allio ❂ The Aloian Family Annabelle R. Ambrose ❂ Charles Ames and Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. George S. Ames ❂ David and Carol Antos ❂ Ronald B. Arsenault and Abbe J. Levin John and Judy Axten ❂ Barbara McCormick Bailey ’58 ❂ William M. Bailey ❂ Bernard and Lotte Bailyn Lisle and Sally Baker ❂ Juliet Schoen-Rene Baker Mr. and Mrs. Lynn C. Bartlett Kenneth E. Bassett and Mary Helen Lorenz Linda J. L. Becker Henry and Jean Becton ❂ Gordon H. Bemis ❂ Wendy S. Berger Joseph and Bernadette Bergeron Richard and Rachel Berlin ❂ Geoffrey and Barbara Berresford ❂ David and Louisa Birch ❂ Walter and Susan Birge ❂ Neil and Margery Blacklow Nancy Blackmun Ron Blau and Judith Levin ❂ Lore Bloch Howard and Lynn Bloom ❂ Bruce and Jane Blumberg ❂ Steven and Gail Blumsack ❂ J. Alexander and Dinah Bodkin ❂ William Bogaert and Eugenia Zangas ❂ John S. Bonavia David Booher and Paula Grymes Booher ’55 ❂ Wallace P. Boquist ❂ Nick Bothfeld and Elizabeth Brown ’70 ❂ Markley H. Boyer and Barbara E. Millen ❂ Bill Boynton and Jackie Boegel Thomas B. Bracken ❂ Lillian F. Braden ❂ Peter and Penny Brigham Frances S. Brown ❂ Douglas R. Brown ❂ Jack and Susan Brown ❂ Robert P. Brown and Gay Ellis ’66 Roger Brown and Linda Mason ❂ Van M. Brown and Wanda E. Tillman Louisa Garfield Browne ’36 ❂ Donald and Joan Bruck ❂ M. Desmond and Maria Burke Catherine K. Byrne ❂ Charles and Kathleen Carey Louise W. Carter ❂ Henry C. Cashen and Diana Knowles Cashen ’58 ❂ Gaynor D. Casner ❂ Evans and Sarah Cheeseman ❂


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Brendan Shepard


Understanding Students’ Needs — and CA’s



grew up in Littleton, Massachusetts, not far from Concord Academy. But my earliest experience with CA was limited to playing softball against the CA summer camp counselors when I was a counselor at Camp Nashoba. Katie Pakenham ’88 was also a counselor at Camp Nashoba. In the late 1990s, she began working on special projects at CA, and in the spring of 1999 she called to tell me about a new position at the school that might interest me: coordinator of a pilot program in health and wellness education. Ten years later, I have found a personal and professional home at this amazing school. “As a public school kid, I was confused the first time I was asked as a faculty member to contribute to CA’s Annual Fund. I asked former Science Department Head Madge Evans what I should do. In her wonderful Madge way, she replied, ‘Do what you can.’ “I didn’t understand her at first; I thought working at the school was enough of a contribution. Yet as time has gone by, I’ve realized that the opportunity provided by a CA education is so distinctive and so valuable that of all the solicitations I receive from institutions I have attended, I feel compelled to give only to Concord Academy. “I know firsthand the needs of many of our students, and each year I have them in mind when I write my Annual Fund check. I am lucky and blessed that, as the years have passed, ‘what I can do’ has increased from the $25 I gave that first year. But the feeling I have when remembering students as I sign my name has remained the same every time.” Jeff Desjarlais, MEd, LCSW, is the director of the Health and Wellness Education Program and a social worker in CA’s Counseling Center.



Director of Health and Wellness Jeff Desjarlais and students


Gerald and Muriel Christopher Lucia Cabot Cipolla ’44 ❂ Deborah Perry Clark ’46 ❂ Nancy Parker Clark ’38 ❂ DeWitt and Kelly Clemens ❂ Downing Cless and Alice Trexler ❂ Stephen E. Coit Dick and Blythe Colby ❂ Paul and Lisa Cole ❂ Marvin and Ann Collier ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Brewster Conant ❂ Ann K. Corbey ❂ John J. Corry Nathan Couch and Nancy Colt Couch ’50 ❂ William and Gael Crimmins John Crocker and Caroline Lee Crocker ’66 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. M. Colyer Crum ❂ Daphne Cummings ’61 Christopher B. Daly and Anne K. Fishel ❂ Thomas and Joan D’Arcy ❂ Frank and Izaline Davidson ❂ Peter and Anna Davol ❂ Paul de Blank and Laura Kennedy de Blank ’63 ❂ Anthony de Leon and Varangkana Lamsam de Leon ’79 ❂ Nicholas and Elizabeth Deane ❂ Mr. and Mrs. DeBeausset David and Gretchen Denison ❂ Kevin M. Dennis and Rebecca Kellogg ’71 Douglas Detweiler and Ingrid von Dattan Detweiler ’61 ❂ Bradley and Jane Dewey Antonio Di Mambro and Ruth Kolodney Catherine Dickey and Peter Smith ❂ Robert and Kim Diebboll Lee and Catherine Domangue Robert and Emily D’Onfro Peter and Ivy Dorflinger James and Donna Down William Doyle and Permele Frischkorn Doyle ’72 David and Eleanor Drachman ❂ Theodore M. Dreier and Katharine Eaton Dreier ’48 ❂ Michael Drossos and Malva Gordett Douglas and Ruth Dunbar ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Willard L. Eastman ❂ Jeffrey and Molly Eberle ❂ Philip and Deborah English Michael Epstein and April Stone ❂ Sylvia Erhart ❂ John and Susan Faigle ❂ Peter and Ellen Fallon ❂ Barry and Carol Faulkner John and Heddi Vaughan Felix ❂ Joanna Fernald ❂ Noel Fernandez Barry and Odile Fidelman David and Karen Firestone ❂ Hamilton Fish and Sandra Harper Blair and Robin Flicker ❂ George and Lisa Foote ❂ Domingo and Luz Franco ❂ Kevin and Eve Fraser-Corp ❂

Richard and Beth Fried Howard E. Gardner Sarah Garth ❂ Eben and Win Gay Isak and Nancy Gerson Katherine G. Gilmour Amy A. Gimbel ❂ Kathleen Glenn Joseph A. Grasso, Jr. ❂ Stephen and Patricia Gray David H. Green ❂ John and Kathleen Green ❂ Janice Hinkle Gregory ’68 ❂ Bruce and Sharyn Grossman Graham and Ann Gund ❂ Brad and Patty Hager ❂ Myron C. Hamer and Meredith Rollins Hamer ’52 John and Nancy Hammond ❂ William and Anne Haney Edson and Isabel Haraguchi ❂ Dudley M. Harde and Ellen Smith Harde ’62 ❂ David Harlow and Pauline Lord ’68 Marlene Harrison Gardiner Hartmann ❂ Tim Hayes and Anne Romney ❂ Huazhong He and Wei Deng ❂ George S. Hebb, Jr. ❂ Jonathan Harris and Lowry Hemphill ’68 Michael and Katrina Henchman ❂ George and Edith Henderson ❂ Gerald and Margaret Hendrick Robert W. Herold ❂ Philip and Ann Heymann ❂ Daniel B. Hinckley and Katherine Motley Hinckley ’61 Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Hinkle, Jr. Sarah Hinkle David and Beth Hirzel ❂ Stephen and Judith Hoffman ❂ James and Virginia Holderness David and Sally Hooper ❂ Mary Leigh Morse Houston ’47 ❂ Jonathan and Ann Hubbard Robert H. Huntoon William Huston ❂ Yannis Ioannides and Anna Hardman ❂ Ranbir and Sangeeta Jaggi ❂ Bruce and Joan Johnson ❂ Chuck Johnson and Marjorie Hornblower Johnson ’60 ❂ Vidar and Kathleen Jorgensen ❂ Richard and Janice Kabel Jacqueline R. Kates Glen and Jessica Kaufman ❂ Joan Kaufman John and Kathy Kaufmann ❂ Peter and Angela Keiser John and Annabelle Kellogg ❂ Michael and Dona Kemp ❂ Brian and Carol Kenner ❂ Edward and Priscilla Kern ❂ Alan Kett and Ann Hendricks ❂ Jonathan and Judy Keyes Robin and AnnLouise Kirkland ❂

Main Street Circle

Reuben and Joan Klickstein Betty Knake A. Lawrence and Ruth Kolbe Peter and Roberta Kovner ❂ William and Paula Kremer Michael and Cynthia Kuppens Ellen Kwame ❂ Sung Jin Kwon and Kang Won Cho Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Macreay and Gail Landy Olga Lange and Brian Keegstra Paul and Joanne Langione ❂ Ken Lappin and Niti Seth Jenny D. Lassen ❂ Michael and Patricia Laurence ❂ Peter Lauriat and Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 ❂ Lindsey C. Lawrence Joan Corbin Lawson ’49 ❂ Thomas Leatherman and Marjorie Aelion ’74 ❂ Olivia Swaim LeFeaver ’41 ❂ John and Kathy Lehmann ❂ Deborah Smith Leighton ’55 ❂ Charles M. Leighton James and Rita Lichoulas ❂ Martin Liebowitz and Mary Lassen ’71 ❂ Pedro and Evelyn Lilienfeld ❂ Helen Whiting Livingston ’41 ❂ Ruth Lord ❂ Peter and Babette Loring ❂ Stephen and Kim Maire ❂ Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Marshall ❂ Howard Martin and Gail-Ann Brodeur ❂ Ariella Martinez Steven and Charmaine Masters Gregory and Judith Mathus ❂ Daniel Matthews ❂ Maria V. A. Matthiessen ❂ Bill and Susan Maxfield ❂ Jim and Linda May ❂ Hannah Norseen McClennen ’62 ❂ John M. McCluskey and Margaret Ramsey ❂ William and Jo McConaghy ❂ Philip and Patricia McFarland ❂ Cecily Deegan McMillan ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Menger ❂ Mary-Dixon Sayre Miller ’40§ ❂ Trevor Miller and Kim Williams ❂ Fred and Linda Moavenzadeh David W. Montgomery and Alice J. Merrill ❂ William Moran ❂ Richard and Eileen Morange ❂ Jeffery and Virginia Morgan John and Carol Moriarty ❂ Peter Morse and Betsy Vicksell ❂ Charles A. Morss, Jr. ❂ Geoffrey and Barbara Movius Frederick Mueller and Cynthia Taft ❂ Suzanne Munsey Samuel G. Mygatt § and Susan Hall Mygatt ❂ Charles S. Namias Deborah A. Namias



Stephen Nelson and Mary Anne Mayo ’72 ❂ David and Catharine Newbury ❂ Morris and Judith Nicholson ❂ Murray and Barbara Nicolson Mr. and Mrs. David J. Noonan ❂ Mr. and Mrs. H. Roderick Nordell ❂ Daniel and Christine O’Connor ❂ John and Gretchen O’Connor ❂ Manoel and Ana Oliveira Krid Panyarachun and Supawan Lamsam Panyarachun ’73 ❂ A. R. Parker and Mary L. Jacobus C. Stephen Parker and Kathleen King Parker ❂ Lisa Parker ❂ Laura E. Parkhurst Raymond A. Paynter George and Carole Pearce ❂ Gretchen Pfuetze Peter and Helen Philliou ❂ Raymond Pohl and Lisa Botticelli ❂ Edith Cowles Poor ’39 ❂ Anne Hart Pope ’66 ❂ Joshua Posner and Eileen Rudden Arthur and Barbara Powell ❂ Mr. and Mrs. John D. Pratt ❂ Lynne A. Prives ❂ T. Ricardo and Strand Quesada William and Katharine Reardon ❂ Virginia Redpath ’65 ❂ John and Jane Reeder ❂ Steven David Reich ❂ Howard and Robin Reisman Mark and Elisabeth Rhodes Sarah C. Riley Mark and Etta Rosen ❂ David and Deirdre Rosenberg Charles Rostow and Heyden White Rostow ’67 ❂ Andre and Lee Roussel Channing and Deborah Russell ❂ Penelope Russell ❂ Carol Mann Sacknoff ❂ Ravi and Rohini Sakhuja ❂ David Salomon and Marilyn Leeds ❂ Max and Marjorie Schechner Thomas W. Schmitt and Katharine Rea Schmitt ’62 ❂ Frederick and Susan Seward ❂ John and Judith Sexton ❂ Nancy Megowen Shane ’51 ❂ Gordon H. Shaw and Joanna Hamann Shaw ’53 Paul R. Shay Susan Shay Nancy C. Shober ❂ Richard and Carolyn Shohet ❂ Bryan and Lori Siegal ❂ Tony Siesfeld and Cammy Thomas ❂ Thomas and Frances Simonds Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Slater ❂ Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford ❂ Daniel L. Smythe, Jr. ❂ John and Barbara Solakian ❂ Karen R. Sollins ❂ Gwendolyn Sommer


John Sommer Duncan Spelman and Elizabeth Grady ❂ Michael and Diane Spence ❂ Eric K. Stange and Barbara M. Costa ❂ Platt and Elizabeth Staunton ❂ James L. Stead and Nancy Wolfe Stead ’58 Mrs. Ames Stevens, Jr. ❂ Alice Fales Stewart ❂ Donald and Elizabeth Stewart ❂ Christopher and Nancy Stone David M. Berson and Jessica C. Straus ❂ Vcevold and Jane Strekalovsky Bernardo and Dorothy Stumpf Dean Sullender and Suzanne Knight ❂ Owen S. Surman ❂ Henry and Virginia Sweatt Peter W. Tarlton and Ann Hemingway Tarlton ’62 ❂ Richard and Alix Taylor ❂ James R. Tucker and Judith Howe Tucker ❂ Hazel F. Tuttle ❂ Joe and Annie Twichell Glen and Andrea Urban ❂ David K. Urion and Deborah Choate Hector A. Valiente and Frances Howes Valiente ’64 ❂ Mr. and Mrs. James H. Vaughn Ruth S. Agoos Villalovos Mary Wadleigh ’64 ❂ Irmengard Wagstaff ❂ Jonathan Wallace and Lisa McGovern George Wallis ❂ David and Sally Walther Dexter and Julia Wang ❂ Bert Ware and Monique Patterson ’77 Scott and Deborah Jackson Weiss ❂ Frederick and Margaret Weiss ❂ Margot A. Welch ❂ Thomas E. Wilcox and E. Whitney Ransome ❂ Frank Wilczek and Elizabeth Devine Wilczek ’64 Werner and Peggy Willmann ❂ Rosemary Wilson ’59 ❂ Anne Winslow Patrick H. Winston and Karen A. Prendergast Dennis B. Wolkoff § and Susan C. Coolidge Carl and Marjory Wunsch ❂ Mary W. Wyman ❂ Rick Yeiser and Ruth Einstein ❂ Jane L. Yusen ❂ Edward and Janet Zaval ❂ William Zink and Sara Delano Preston and Elise Zoller ❂ Judi Ross Zuker Anonymous

Gifts from Students In addition to raising $8,509 from Winterfest, current students made individual gifts to the Annual Fund. Gifts from seniors are in the Senior Parent Gifts Program section on page 75 of this report.

Class of 2013 Brian Ahern John Anderson Michael Antonitis Adrian Au Matthew Bliss Chloe Borenstein-Lawee Ashley Briggs Abigail Brooke Zoe Campbell Charles Colony Xiomara Contreras Regina Coyle Elizabeth Delaney Matthew Deninger Carolina Diez Claire Fitch Adryon Gordon James Guerrero Seung Hee Han Elizabeth Harder Zora Jackson-Bartelmus Tessa Johnson Marisa Kager Mehreen Khan Caroline Kielar Angela Kim Naomi Kliger David Lander Jane Le Seo Hee Lim Isabelle Mattoon Kelsey McDermott William Murphy Sophie Nahrmann Eleni Papadopoulos Nam Ji Park Thalia Perez-Macias William Perkins Michael Plentie Surabhi Rao Seija Samoylenko Matthew Saraceno Samuel Shapiro-Kline Ryan Sin Adam Sodano Philip Stefani Sophia Steinert-Evoy Percival Stogdon Charlotte Styron Adetola Sylvan Morris Trestman Gaurav Verma Charlotte Weiner Tatiana Winkelman Kate Wyeth


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Alene Zeitouni Alex Zou Andy Zou

Class of 2012


Hadley Allen Tyler Baldwin Maxmillian Bender Taylor Briggs Ashley Brock Charles Bryant Kathleen Cachel Kyung Min Cho Abigayle Cosinuke Bruce Duggan Nu Ri Eun Erinn Geyer Joshua Glidden Justine Hamer Eliza Harrison Hailey Herring-Newbound Maris Hubbard William Jacobs Peter James Graham Kaemmer Lucy Kania Kyung Moo Kim Sookyong Kim Yeu Jin Kong Aidan Konuk Arcadia Kratkiewicz Alice Krupczak Katharine Krupp Kaeun Kwak Nathaniel Lamkin Sofia Lapides-Wilson Ghage-James Lay Julia Levinson Stephen Lin David Livingstone Jazmin Londono Sara Makiya Anna McCormick-Goodhart Zoe McGee Christopher McManus Tessa Mellin Carlyn Meyerson Samuel Miller John Murchison Connor Murphy Oliver Parke Sakdiphan Pathawinthranond Miriam Perez-Putnam Christiaan Pfeifer Lily Platt Lingxi Qu Megan Robidas Elizabeth Rodgers Rhea Roy Julian Sahyoun Max Samels Derek Schwartz Tara Seibold Emma Starr Matthew Styles Hannah Therrien


Adam Ting Evan Turissini Eitan Tye Esme Valette Isaac Vargas Maximiliano Villarreal Corie Walsh Christian Wesselhoeft Michelle Wiryadi James Wyrwicz Lilian Xie

Class of 2011 F. Jaspar Abu-Jaber Sarah Bennett Grace Blewer Amanda Boucher Andrew Casner Andrew Dempsey Alexander Goldberg Keelin Hurd Hyun Jun Kim Daniel Kliger Matthieu Labaudiniere Lena Lax William Levinger Elizabeth Mauer Katherine McCann Edmund Metzold Alexander Milona Jack Moldave Anna Morton Alexander Moskowitz Sarah New Camille Newton Kate Nussenbaum James Radochia Stephen Sarno Paul Siewers Samantha Smith Lena Stein Attawut Vaniyapun Alexander Walters Daniel Weiner Sarah Wilker William Wood Claire Wright Christine Wu

Gifts from Faculty and Staff Special thanks to the current and former faculty and staff who contributed to the Annual Fund this year. Gifts from faculty and staff, who already give so much of themselves to CA, are especially meaningful. Ross Adams and Diana Thompson ❂ Bill and Susan Adams ❂ Marge G. Albin ❂


David and Carol Antos ❂ Benjamin ’91 and Annie Bailey ❂ Thomas Bartolone ❂ Carol Anne Beach and Tara Bradley ❂ Joanne Becotte ❂ Elizabeth Bedell ❂ Sarah Bellini Luis Wendy S. Berger Ali Bhanji Howard and Lynn Bloom ❂ Mike Bouzan Shawn Buckland Emily Coit ’98 Thomas Collins Anne Colman Richard Colton and Amy Spencer ❂ Lodowick Crofoot Karen Culbert Kerrin Damon Keith Daniel ❂ Leslie Day ❂ Jackie Decareau ❂ Jeff and Jennifer Desjarlais ❂ Deanna Douglas John and Gianna Drew ❂ Benjamin Eberle ’99 Mark Engerman Susan Flink Brenda Fortier-Dube Eve Fraser-Corp ❂ Kim Frederick ❂ Gail Friedman David R. Gammons ❂ Brian and Bob Giannino-Racine ❂ Elizabeth Z. Ginsberg ❂ Deborah Gray ❂ Richard G. Hardy and Adele Y. Gagne David Hegarty Matthew Henson Nancy Howard ❂ Peter and Sarah Jennings ❂ Cynthia Katz Martha Kennedy ❂ Donald and Susan Kingman ❂ Betty Knake Robert Koskovich Amy Kumpel Abby Laber Peter Laipson and Alison Lobron ❂ George Larivee ❂ David Leach Stephanie Manzella ❂ Shawn Marcoux Natalie M. Matus ❂ Deb McCarthy ❂ John McGarry and Suzanne Parry ❂ Morgan Mead Sylvia Mendenhall ❂ Kem Morehead and Kim Crawford Harvie Paul and Pamela Ness ❂ Roberta and Raffaele Nicoletta ❂ Kate Peltz Robert and Barbara Piantedosi ❂ Judi Raiff ❂ David and Margaret Rost ❂ Chris Rowe ❂

Carol Mann Sacknoff ❂ Pamela Safford and Dan Covell ❂ Sue Sauer ❂ Judi Seldin ❂ Timothy Seston and Sally Zimmerli ❂ Brendan and Stephanie Shepard ❂ Adam Simon ❂ Kellie and Brad Smith ❂ Jennifer Soderburg Ayres and Kristin Stiles-Hall ❂ April Stone ❂ Sandy and Lucille Stott ❂ Benjamin Stumpf ’88 Peter and Lisa Sun Cammy Thomas ❂ Alison Tomlin Tina Tong Moyra Traupe Laura Twichell ’01 Laurence Vanleynseele and Jared Green ’88 Jon Waldron Eliza Wall ❂ Scott Wick Meg Wilson Michael and Hilary Wirtz ❂ Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ’76 ❂ Andrea Yanes-Taylor Reid Young ❂

Gifts from Grandparents and Friends Mark and Joan Abramowitz Nancy Casner Babcock John and Margaret Bargoot § Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Bentsen, Sr. Sondra Blewer Norman and Norma Bridwell Gertrude S. Brown Fred and Shirley Cockrill Mary H. Cogan Alden D. Cohen George M. Dallas John J. Dau Jacqueline Dresden ❂ Elaine Eberth George and Sally Edmonds William and Alice Gillen Cynthia Gilles Paula S. Greenman Ernie Haas and Phyllis Ponty Lil Hebert ❂ Faith Howland ❂ Waleska James Isaac and Judith Kliger Jack and Carol Kline Sungmin Lim and Juhee Lee Ruth Lowy Richard A. Lumpkin ❂ Margaret McKenna Spencer Merz Franziska Morris Heide Nahrmann

Main Street Circle

Bernard and Jill Newbound Demetrius Papadopoulos Neil and Jane Pappalardo Gabriel Pena Albert and Marguerite Perrault Richard J. Phelps Donald and Janet Pierce Robert Putnam Rosemary W. Putnam Lucille C. Record Audrey Rubin Bill and Jane Spies Warren and JoAnn Sprague John and Inge Stafford Enid M. Starr Sherman H. Starr Robert and Marlene Stefani Richard and Ellen Stein Joseph and Sheila Sweeney Lillian Troop Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette Frank and Judy Virnelli Dr. and Mrs. D.S. Whitehead Pearl Wolfson Hualin and Zhan Hua Xu Sang Wook Yoo and Hee Jung Kim

The Minneapolis Foundation Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation River Branch Foundation Santa Barbara Foundation Schering-Plough Foundation Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving The Shane Foundation Trust The Tulgey Wood Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program The Weathertop Foundation Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Anonymous

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Balitimore The Baltimore Community Foundation Becton Family Foundation Boston Foundation Boston Private Bank and Trust Company Boyer Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Charles Stewart Mott Foundation The Columbus Foundation Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County Dickler Family Foundation, Inc. The Eastern Charitable Foundation Fidelity Foundation The Felucca Fund Fore River Foundation FreeCause Gertrude S. Brown Fund Heartland Charitable Trust The John R. & Inge P. Stafford Foundation JustGive Kahn Charitable Foundation Knox Family Foundation Liberty Hill Foundation The Lumpkin Family Foundation Mancini Foundation Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Mary and Kathleen Harriman Foundation Microsoft Corporation



In Memory of John Buxton Lawson

Anne Lawson ’80 In Memory of Patricia Ryan Lindberg

Marian Lindberg ’72 In Memory of Michael Mead ’76

In Memory of Elizabeth Maxfield Miller

Bill Maxfield In Memory of Elizabeth Munn ’10

David M. Boghossian Sungmin Lim Eric K. Stange Sang Wook Yoo Anonymous

Kathleen Surman ’94

Tribute Gifts In Memory of Joan Lawson Andrews ’41

Faith Andrews Bedford ’63 In Memory of Julia Woll Arliss ’80

In Memory of Elizabeth Moses Baker ’58

Sandra Snow Downes ’58 In Memory of Henry J. Bellini

Sarah Bellini Luis In Memory of Patricia Brown

Dorothy Brown-Martin ’84 In Memory of Margaret Bemis Case ’49

Nancy Read Coville ’49

Gifts in Kind Elizabeth Boardman ’59 Faith Childs ’59 John G. Conley and Elizabeth G. Awalt Paul F. Deninger and Lori Colella Deninger George and Athena Edmonds George and Lisa Foote ❂ Jennifer Wherry Griffin ’64 Carolyn Hall Hejinian ’59 Parkman and Melinda Howe ❂ David and Brooke James ❂ Jennifer Johnson ’59 ❂ Nathan and Ann Parke Judith Speckman Russell ’59 ❂ Jim Thomsen Jodi A. Tucker Jonathon and Lucinda Wright

In Memory of Alice Smith Cornish ’40

Sandra Snow Downes ’58 Donald S. Pierce In Memory of Nancy Maclaurin Decaneas ’62

William Decaneas ’98 In Memory of Ruth Brooks Drinker ’31

Cynthia Homes ’69 Reuben B. Klickstein William L. Moran Lucille C. Record In Memory of Adrianna Duffy ’09

Benjamin ’91 and Annie Bailey Anonymous In Memory of Holly Gray Goodspeed ’66

Katherine Liebesny ’01 In Memory of Elizabeth B. Hall

Mary Lee Bennett Noonan ’55 In Memory of Elizabeth Means Jennings ’49

Nancy Read Coville ’49

Brian and Erin Pastuszenski Paula Robbins Diana Stork Antoinette Winters Witness/Amnesty International Frances Fleck Yeager ’66

Jesse Cohen ’75

In Memory of Lezlie Surman

Hope Egan ’91 Andrew Heimert ’89 Claudio Lilienfeld ’80

Gifts from Corporations, Foundations, and Other Organizations


Library Alice Abell ’81 ALA/Oprah Elizabeth Boardman ’69 Howard and Lynn Bloom Dan Covell Jackie Decareau Peter de Marneffe ’75 Mark Engerman Margaret Erhart ’70 Christine Fairchild ’75 Richard Fichera and Julie Rodwin Julia Hanlon ’10 William and Anne Haney Christine Sommers Carolyn Hall Hejinian ’59 Emily Hoppe ’05 Martha Kennedy The McManus Family Sylvia Mendenhall Marco Odiaga

Current Gifts Restricted for Special Purposes

CA Dance Program and Summer Stages Dance Ross Adams and Diana Thompson ❂ Bill and Susan Adams ❂ Peter Agoos and Diane Fiedler ❂ David and Carol Antos ❂ Hans and Eva Apfelbaum Carol Anne Beach and Tara Bradley ❂ Jeanne Beaman Sarah Bellini Luis Rodman Benedict Wendy S. Berger Joelle Birkett Thomas and Lisa Blumenthal Chris Bohjalian and Victoria Blewer Dana Booth Les and Carol Bowen Emily Bridwell Merz Nick Browning and Rebecca Ramsey Susan Bush Nancy Carlson Judith Chaffee Robert and Katharine Chamberlin ❂ DeWitt and Kelly Clemens ❂ John G. Conley and Elizabeth G. Awalt Howard Cooper and Jane Karol Nancy Cowan ’84 ❂ John and Holly Cratsley Christine A. Creelman Keith Daniel ❂ Kevin M. Dennis and Rebecca Kellogg ’71 Jacob and Pat Dresden ❂ Fidelity Foundation Marc Fields and Nancy Reed Spencer John and Megan Flynn Hans-Peter and Anne-Marie Fuchs David R. Gammons ❂ Eben and Win Gay Alan S. Geismer Carl and Patricia Geyer Phillip and Peg Gladstone Guido Goldman Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss ❂ Rosemary Grove Graham and Ann Gund ❂ Peter and Laura Hayden Lara Hurley Alan Joslin and Deborah Epstein Patrick Kager and Catherine Clairmont Joan Karol Howard Katz


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From left: Cammy Thomas, Peter Laipson, Deborah Gray, Stephanie Manzella, Howie Bloom, Deanna Douglas, Kerrin Damon and Kate Peltz, and Chris Rowe

n Sunday, April 11, CA Parents celebrated in style the twenty-fifth anniversary of its annual Benefit for Financial Aid. Organizers Susan Miller P’08, ’12, Ellen McCann P’11, and Tracey Hurd P’09, ’11 (at left) cooked up “The Joy of Learning: CA’s Recipes for Engaging Minds,” a back-toschool extravaganza that included

the chance to be taught by such legends as English teacher Parkman Howe (who led a wineand-cheese tasting), history teacher Rabbi Deanna Douglas (who taught “Forgotten Women of the Bible”), and novelist and CA parent Chris Bohjalian P’11 (who taught “Whither the Novel in a World of Kindles, Nooks,



Martha Kennedy ❂ Cam Kerry and Kathy Weinman Edgar Knudson Peter Laipson and Alison Lobron ❂ Brian Lapointe Peik and Judith Larsen Peter Lauriat and Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 ❂ Joseph S. Levine Henry and Lucy Lie Lucy Lie ’09 Alan and Jean Lightman T.D. Lovering and Tina Forbes Kate Magardo Karen Mapp Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Scott R. Matsumoto and Elizabeth A. Collins Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 ❂ Leander McCormick-Goodhart and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 ❂ Daniel W. McCusker Gayle Merling and Jim Shields Paul Messier Arthur and Sally Milliken Robert and Kathleen Montgomery John and Carol Moriarty ❂


Humphrey Morris and Deborah Greenman Frederick Mueller and Cynthia Taft ❂ Shizuo Mukai and Susan Verdicchio National Endowment for the Arts Judith Neilson Jonathan New and Deborah Golodetz New ’84 ❂ New England Foundation for the Arts Marissa Palley ’04 Warren and Jody Palley Robert and Joan Parker Christopher Pennington and Jeffrey Kazin Steven and Terry Perlmutter Raymond Pohl and Lisa Botticelli ❂ Mark and Elisabeth Rhodes Elaine V. Robins William and Jean Ronco Terence and Susan Rushfirth Nancy Schon Judi Seldin and Ron Stoloff ❂ Karen Shanley James and Marilyn Showstack Bryan and Lori Siegal ❂ Denise Sklar David and Barbara Southwell ❂ Marjorie Staub

Sandy and Lucille Stott ❂ Surdna Foundation, Inc. Wendy Sweet The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Kurt B. Therrien and Shari L. Kreisberg-Therrien Mr. David Vos and Ms. Joelle Garfi Don and Meg Wilson Jeff and Martha Winokur Joseph R. Zina and Bernard J. Toale William Zink and Sara Delano

Educational Programs Academics Wendell B. Colson and Joanne R. Casper Kathleen Gladstone Steve Kim and Holly Moon

Arts Program Leander McCormick-Goodhart and Stephanie Starr McCormick-Goodhart ’80 ❂ Anonymous

Athletics Bruce Beal ’88 ❂ Keith Gelb ’88

College Counseling Channing and Deborah Russell ❂

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

Tariq and Susan Abu-Jaber Paul and Meredith Allen Juan C. Alvarez and Debra Dellanina-Alvarez Chris and Cathy Anderson Nazneen Aziz and Arijit Bose Paul S. Barth and Kathy Knight ❂ David Beard and Gail Friedman David and Patricia Benson Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey Forrest and Marcie Berkley Eric Block and Marcia Walsh

Main Street Circle

science teacher John Pickle and librarian Martha Kennedy or a mock college admissions committee meeting hosted by Director of College Counseling Kate Peltz. After all this challenging academic work, parents were treated to a festive dinner, complete with an a cappella performance by CA’s Chameleons. Raffle prizes were announced, including the peren-

nial favorite: a week in the Paris aerie of Al Herter P’99. Head of School Rick Hardy, speaking after the meal, reminded guests that “financial aid offers CA a chance to say ‘yes’ to students looking for the door to a larger world.” As the first member of his family to attend college, Hardy was shown that door through scholarships, and one of

Thomas and Lisa Blumenthal David M. Boghossian and Elizabeth Bartle Chris Bohjalian and Victoria Blewer Marianne Boswell David and Deborah Boucher Jeffrey Briggs ’80 and Charlene Briggs Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 ❂ Budget Printing of Concord Gary and Emma Campbell Wendell B. Colson and Joanne R. Casper Richard Colton and Amy Spencer ❂ John G. Conley and Elizabeth G. Awalt CJ and Rachel Coppersmith ❂ Peter and Betsy Dempsey Fritzner Desius and Siltane Desrosiers Peter M. Durney and Beth A. Shipley George and Athena Edmonds Stan N. Finkelstein and Jill A. Benedict Carl and Patricia Geyer Ben Gomes-Casseres and Susan Wexler Eric D. Green and Carmin C. Reiss ❂ Nasser Hajo and Kathryn Silver Michael Hamer and Clare Warburton Handworks Gallery of American Crafts Michael and Maria Hanlon ❂ Richard G. Hardy and Adele Y. Gagne Al Herter

William Hubbard and Lee Ann Bartow Jonathan and Tracey Hurd Edward and Jennifer Hurley-Wales John and Ann Jacobs Steve and Rosemarie Johnson J. David and Althea Kaemmer ❂ John and Holly Kania Gillian Shaw Kellogg ’59 Enis and Joan Konuk Karen Koumjian Richard and Lydie Labaudiniere William and Rodene Lamkin James and Leah Levinger John and Theresa Levinson Loretta Berardinelli Photography Vikram and Mary Malhotra ’78 ❂ Stephanie Manzella ❂ Donald Martin and Martha Stone-Martin Peter and Ellen McCann David and Janet McCue Peter McManus and Kate Wilkins McManus Thomas M. Metzold and Karen B. Manor Metzold Thomas and Susan Miller ❂ Steven Mirin and Margaret McKenna Michael C. Monks and Marietta Christie

John and Carol Moriarty ❂ Ira Moskowitz and Caren Ponty Bob and Alison Murchison Russ and Wanfang Murray ❂ Marie Myers ❂ Jonathan New and Deborah Golodetz New ’84 ❂ Thomas M. O’Brien III Kevin and Leila Parke Brian and Erin Pastuszenski George Perkins ’75 and Mary Carpenter ❂ Bruce and Deborah Pfander Potpourri Designs John and Cynthia Reed Pamela Safford and Dan Covell ❂ Karim and Charlotte Sahyoun Leo Saraceno and Cara Voutselas Kurt and Susan Schwartz Thomas Shapiro ❂ Scott and Ellen Slater Brian and Anne Spies Eric and Carolyn Stein Alan Steinert and Monica Wulff Steinert ’57 ❂ Charles and Nancy Styron Per and Elizabeth Suneby Julia Terry ’59

his primary goals for CA is to keep the financial aid program strong. “Recipes for Engaging Minds” certainly did its part, raising more than $63,000 to aid CA students. — Morgan Mead

Andrew M. Troop and Andrea Sussman ❂ Jodi A. Tucker Larry Tye and Lisa Frusztajer ’80 ❂ Roger and Dyan Urban Sanjeev and Girija Verma Richard and Susan Walters Lisa Weissmann and Debra Shapiro Dianne E. Wesselhoeft James and Jane Wilson Peter M. Wilson and Susan J. Lapides Jonathon and Lucinda Wright Alexander Wyeth and Elizabeth Julier Wyeth ’76 ❂

Other Graham and Ann Gund ❂


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and Tweets?”). The afternoon began with distinguished neurologist Dr. David Urion P’07 addressing the group on the topic “What Were You Thinking: Some Thoughts on Adolescent Brains for Those Who Have to Live with Them.” Then participants scattered for classes and adventures, such as a canoe trip down the Sudbury River with

Capital Giving

Donors to Unrestricted Capital Purposes The Barbara M. Osborne Charitable Trust Becton Family Foundation Henry and Jean Becton Caroline Minot Bell ’73 Elizabeth Fenollosa Boege ’61 Boston Foundation Carolyn Smith Davies ’55 Fidelity Foundation David G. Fubini and Bertha P. Rivera Graham and Ann Gund John and Carol Moriarty Harvard University Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 Peter and Babette Loring Martin A. Lueck and Nancy J. Traversy Vikram and Mary B. Malhotra ’78 Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 Samuel G. Mygatt § and Susan Hall Mygatt John § and Judith Bourne Newbold ’55 Mark and Etta Rosen Ben and Kate Taylor David and Rose Thorne James M. and Jane Wilson

Concord Academy gratefully acknowledges the generosity of individuals and organizations that made gifts or new pledges to capital, plant, and endowment purposes between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

Donors to Restricted Capital Purposes

Financial Aid Fore River Foundation Sarah Foss ’41 Keith Gelb ’88 Charlotte Quesada Krugh ’95 Janet Lovejoy ’50 Mr. and Mrs. John S. Reed

In addition to $4,151,973 received in contributions (page 55), an additional $2,887,052 was commit-

In Memory of Anne Nicholas Atlamazoglou

Stylianos Atlamazoglou Cold Brook Fund Clover Nicholas ’58


In Memory of Kyle Stone ’79

Patricia Frankenberg Financial Aid Fund

Amy E. Wells ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Aloian Family

Lincoln D. and Sheila Anne Kraeuter Catherine Pakenham ’88

The Gosnell Family Financial Aid Fund Anonymous

Elizabeth B. Hall Scholarship Fund Huldah Moss ’60

The Benjamin David Hamilton ’00 Scholarship Fund Daniel Epps ’00 Jeffrey Fabre ’00 Rachel Graveline ’00 Ariana Green ’00 Sarah Green ’00 Brad and Patty Hager Wendy Hamilton Erin Hult ’00 Alejandra Hernandez Katz ’00 Keith Katz ’00 Alissa King ’00 Benjamin Krug ’00 Jane Kucera ’00 Michael Littenberg-Brown ’00 Liana LoConte ’00 Noah McCormack ’00 Elisabeth Mitchell ’00 Sathyanandh Mohan ’00 Justin Newberg ’00 Eric Nguyen ’00 Susan Tolwinski ’00 Nitchaya Vannasaeng ’00 Matthew Weiss ’00 Damian Winters ’00 Seth Wylie ’00 Anonymous (5)

Local Day Student Fund

Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Gale Hurd ’61


Jacob A. Dresden Head of School Endowed Chair Sunredi Admadjaja ’90 Thomas and Lisa Blumenthal Boston Foundation Daniel Kramarsky ’79 Paul Leavitt and Elizabeth Ballantine ’66 Thomas and Barbara Leggat David Harlow and Pauline Lord ’68 Richard A. Lumpkin The Lumpkin Family Foundation David Michaelis ’75 and Clara Bingham Trevor Miller and Kim Williams Steven Mirin and Margaret McKenna Brian E. and Erin Pastuszenski Mark and Etta Rosen The Felucca Fund Anonymous (2)

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

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

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

Dixie Sayre Miller ’40 Scholarship Fund

Professional Development Fund / 2007 Senior Parent Gift

The Estate of Dixie Sayre Miller

New York Scholar Fund Bill and Fay Shutzer ’65

Marten Ann Poole ’58 Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund Mary Poole ’59

The Coffee Can Fund

Fore River Foundation Charlotte Quesada ’95

Martha Taft ’65

Nancy Kates ’80

Marshall B. Coyne Financial Aid Fund

Faculty Salaries and Professional Development

Robert R. Geitz and Kathryn Devereaux Geitz Danielle Morgan-Stevenson Ronald H. Nordin and Leslie C. Nicholson Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Charlie and Christy Stolper Laura Turner

Professional Development Fund / 2008 Senior Parent Gift Jason and Ursula Gregg Steven and Wendy Langman Trevor Miller and Kim Williams River Branch Foundation Neil and Wendy Searls


Fund for Collaborative Teaching/ 2009 Senior Parent Gifts Program Eric Block and Marcia Walsh Jack and Susan Brown David and Gabrielle Dockterman Michael and Catharine Fender Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 J. David and Althea Kaemmer Edward Koh and Carol Mastromauro Nils and Muriel Luderowski Wayne and Marie Oliver Eric Stange and Barbara Costa Andrew Troop and Andrea Sussman

Development of Former Arena Farms Property Morley Cowles Ballantine § The Barbara M. Osborne Charitable Trust Carl Douglas ’84 Jeffrey and Molly Eberle Keith ’88 and Debbie Gelb Tony Brooke and Vicky Huber ’75 Jennifer Keller ’86 Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Amelia Lloyd McCarthy ’89 John and Carol Moriarty Morley C. Ballantine Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust The Estate of Eric Parkman Smith

Educational Program Stephen Nicolson ’81 Cycling Fund

Belknap House: Supporting Academics and Community/ 2006 Senior Parent Gift

Dr. and Mrs. Murray A. Nicolson

Paul S. Barth and Kathy Knight

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

Josephine Wadleigh Shane Fund for Chapel Maintenance and Operations

Bruce Beal Jr. ’88 Keith ’88 and Debbie Gelb

George § and Nancy Kidder Mary Wadleigh ’64

The Boston Program



Senior Parent Gift THE SENIOR PARENT GIFT tradition provides a legacy gift,

usually dedicated to a special project, from parents of graduating seniors for special projects. This year’s Senior Parent Gift supports professional development for faculty, helping to ensure that CA adults have the necessary resources to pursue their passion for learning, which fuels their passion for teaching.

Leadership Donors Thank you to the following donors, who have made leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the Senior Parent Gifts Program during the 2009 –2010 fiscal year (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010).

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Reed

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Ballantyne

Service Learning Fund David and Susan Leathers

General Endowment Beal Family Fund for the Head’s Priorities Bruce ’88 and Kathryn Beal

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

Unrestricted Endowment Neil Rasmussen and Anna Winter Rasmussen The Neil and Anna Rasmussen Foundation

Mandarin Program Anonymous (2)

Physical Plant and Equipment Gordon and Carolyn Hall



Elizabeth Fenollosa Boege ’61 Rosemary Baldwin Coffin ’40 Ann Bemis Day ’48 Deborah Gray David P. Hamilton p’00 Edith Clarke Wolff ’47

($50,000 +)


Neil Rasmussen and Anna Winter Rasmussen

Juan Alvarez and Debra Dellanina-Alvarez Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey David Boghossian and Elizabeth Bartle Jong Han Chi and Hyun Ok Kim Peter Durney and Beth Shipley Daniel and Deborah Fradkin Judy Garlan Hee Won Han and Jun Hee Kim Sang Won Han and So Young Lee Jeffrey and Julia Harrison Kevin Keegan and Deborah Donahue-Keegan Steven and Paula Koppel Chun Bong Lee and Eun Sil Kim Scott and In Sook Park Bruce and Rita Silverman Nancy Simches Laurence Tobey and Rebecca Park Larry Tye and Lisa Frusztajer ’80 Roger and Dyan Urban Anonymous (3)


Thomas and Jill Pappas Young June Yang and Hea Kyung Ahn Anonymous ($10,000–$24,999)

Sanghun Kim and Sora Noh Vikram and Mary Malhotra ’78 Ronald Nordin and Leslie Nicholson Gordon and Lorri Owades Brian and Erin Pastuszenski Daniel and Rosamond Smythe Malcolm Walsh and Kathleen O’Hara ($5,000–$9,999)

Steven Bercu John Conley and Elizabeth Awalt Dae Seok Do and Kyung Sook Kim Ian Douglas and Kristin Harris Georgia Gosnell Bong Taek Kong and In Woo Nam Robert Rodat and Mollie Miller Joel Rosen and Addie Swartz Yee Tak and Kam Lin Yung Dennis and Jessie Zhu Anonymous (2)


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Prentice Hiam ’79 Fund

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


Fund for Professional Development / 2010 Senior Parent Gifts Program Parents and family members of seniors raised $750,000 in gifts and pledges, providing funds for the Endowed Fund for Professional Development that will offer the faculty permanent support to remain vital in the classroom and up-to-date in their fields. $225,000 of this gift is designated for the 2009–10 Annual Fund. Cochairs: Neil Rasmussen and Anna Winter Rasmussen Vikram and Mary Malhotra ‘78

Parents of Seniors Eucimar and Emiliana Abreu Silva Angela Agard Juan Alvarez and Debra Dellanina-Alvarez Breck Arnzen and Louise Peterson-Arnzen ’75 Amor Arriaga Nazneen Aziz and Arijit Bose Paul Barth and Kathy Knight

Tim Morse

Committee: Paul Barth and Kathy Knight Fiona Carr John Conley

Debra Dellanina-Alvarez Ian Douglas Lisa Frusztajer ’80 Melinda Lindquist Leslie Nicholson Lorri Owades Erin Pastuszenski Addie Swartz Priscilla Smith Dan Smythe Fan Watkinson Young June Yang



ochairs of the 2010 Senior Parent Gifts Program were Vikram and Mary Malhotra ’78, parents of

Malu Malhotra ’10, and Neil and Anna Rasmussen, parents of Anders Rasmussen’10. Above, they present the 2010 Senior Parent Gift to Head of School Rick Hardy (center). The $750,000 gift represents 97 percent participation of senior parents, as well as many grandparents, a testament to the inclusiveness and follow-through of the Senior Parent Gifts Program Committee.



Steven Bercu Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey Charles and Cynthia Bliss David Boghossian and Elizabeth Bartle Samuel Bozeman and Megan Murray Shawn and Mary Ellen Buckland William and Fiona Carr Jong Han Chi and Hyun Ok Kim Kim and Jody Comart John Conley and Elizabeth Awalt Lori Conway Pedro De Jesus Tejada Dae Seok Do and Kyung Sook Kim Ian Douglas and Kristin Harris Peter Durney and Beth Shipley Scott Evoy and Alexandra Steinert-Evoy Christian and Pamela Fantini Daniel and Deborah Fradkin Judy Garlan Scott Glidden and Ruth Page Hee Won Han and Jun Hee Kim Sang Won Han and So Young Lee Michael and Maria Hanlon Jeffrey and Julia Harrison Parkman and Melinda Howe Steve Imrich and Cynthia Smith Mohammed and Rehana Islam Ian Johnstone Kevin Keegan and Deborah Donahue-Keegan Sanghun Kim and Sora Noh Bong Taek Kong and In Woo Nam Steven and Paula Koppel Chun Bong Lee and Eun Sil Kim Rafael Leon Sebastian Lousada and Sabra Ewing Vikram and Mary B. Malhotra ’78 David and Janet McCue Pamela McKee Ronald Nordin and Leslie Nicholson Everardo and Celia Ocampo Gordon and Lorri Owades Thomas and Jill Pappas Scott and In Sook Park Brian and Erin Pastuszenski Thomas Pimm and Gayle Nutile-Pimm Jim and Sarah Rafferty Neil Rasmussen and Anna Winter Rasmussen Robert Rodat and Mollie Miller Joel Rosen and Addie Swartz Bruce and Rita Silverman Richard and Patricia Simon Scott and Ellen Slater Starling and Priscilla Smith Daniel and Rosamond Smythe James and Linda Spencer Laurence Tobey and Rebecca Park Jodi Tucker Larry Tye and Lisa Frusztajer ’80 Roger and Dyan Urban Malcolm Walsh and Kathleen O’Hara Fan and Peter Watkinson Lisa Weissmann and Debra Shapiro Young June Yang and Hea Kyung Ahn Li Guo and Ai Chang Yu

Yee Tak and Kam Lin Yung Dennis and Jessie Zhu Anonymous (3)

Grandparents Ebert and Elaine Agard (Daysha Edewi) Georgia Gosnell (Philip Gosnell) John and Robbie Lindquist (Caroline Howe) Lois Nordin (Walker Nordin) Thomas and Irene O’Brien (Tyler O’Brien) Robert and Helen Reall (Brendan Buckland) Ann Shaw (Charles Pastuszenski) Nancy Simches (Jeremy Owades) Ed and Sandi Tucker (Kendall Tucker) Gerald and Ann Weissmann (Benjamin Weissmann) David and Betsy Wells (William Harrison)

Class of 2010 Erick Abreu Christopher Alvarez Annie Arnzen Dylan Awalt-Conley Razina Aziz-Bose Casey Barth Julian Bercu Talene Bilazarian Ariel Bliss Emily Boghossian Brendan Buckland Rachel Carr Steve Chi Liza Comart Cindy Do David Do Johanna Douglas Elizabeth Durney Daysha Edewi Jamie Fradkin Mason Glidden Haley Han Jun Hee Han Julia Hanlon Will Harrison Caroline Howe Rebecca Imrich Rofez Islam Jenny Jeong Maia Johnstone Andrew Keegan Daphne Kim Charlotte Kugler Suah Lee Elvis Leon Marina Long Lily Lousada


Kevin Lu Malini Malhotra Andrew McCue Walker Nordin Alexander Ocampo Jeremy Owades Michael Pappas Stella Park Olivia Pimm Thomas Rafferty Anders Rasmussen Michael Rho Jack Rodat Aliza Rosen Max Silverman Kathryn Simon Gordon Slater

Dominique Smith Louisa Smythe Jenna Spencer Tessa Steinert-Evoy Suzanne Tobey Alexandra-Makeba Turner-Owens Alexandra Urban Isabel Walsh William Watkinson Benjamin Weissmann Alexander White Jee Hee Yang Geoffrey Yu Eileen Yung Alan Zhu


Friends and Other Donors Fidelity Foundation Helen & William Mazer Foundation The Neil and Anna Rasmussen Foundation Paul and Mary Boghossian Memorial Fund Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Thank You, Chameleon Circle Members!

recognizes, honors, and thanks the alumnae/i, parents, and friends who have remembered Concord Academy in their estate plans and/or have entered into life income gift arrangements to benefit the school. Concord Academy expresses

Barbara Cushing Gibbs ’64 Susan Colgate Goldman ’64 Deborah Gray Kathleen Green Alexander Gunn David P. Hamilton Mary Leigh Morse Houston ’47 Gale Hurd ’61 Sandra Willett Jackson ’61 Lucinda Jewell ’76 Jennifer Johnson ’59 Jennifer Keller ’86 Alison Smith Lauriat ’64 Lucia Woods Lindley ’55 Helen Whiting Livingston ’41 Pauline Lord ’68 Elissa Meyers Middleton ’86 Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64 Phebe Miller ’67 Susan Hall Mygatt Paul and Pamela Ness Anne Chamberlin Newbury ’29 Lynne Dominick Novack ’67 Elizabeth Haight O’Connell ’72 Cynthia Phelps ’64 Mary Poole ’59 Edith Cowles Poor ’39

Anne Hart Pope ’66 Edith Rea ’69 Elizabeth Hall Richardson ’55 Cary Ridder ’68 Denise Rueppel Santomero ’77 Anne Michie Sherman ’39 Elizabeth Simpson ’72 Constance Boyd Skewes ’52 Lowell S. Smith and Sally Sanford Diane Y. Spence Nathaniel Stevens ’84 Elizabeth Hauge Sword ’75 Ann Fritts Syring ’64 Lillian Thomas Karen Braucher Tobin ’71 Mary Wadleigh ’64 Peter Wallis ’76 Victoria Wesson ’61 Thomas E. Wilcox and E. Whitney Ransome Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 Edith Clark Wolff ’47 Marcia Johnston Wood ’75 Elizabeth Lund Zahniser ’71

its deep gratitude to the Chameleon Circle members listed here for supporting future generations of students.

Create a lasting legacy and become a member of the Chameleon Circle. If you are interested in learning more about joining the Chameleon Circle through a bequest, annuity, charitable trust, or other life income gift, please contact Kathleen Kelly, Director of Advancement, 166 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742; (978) 402-2237; Or, if you have already provided for such a gift, we invite you to share this information so that the school may acknowledge and recognize you as a member.


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Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65 Wendy Arnold ’65 Caroline Ballard ’72 Holladay Rust Bank ’72 John and Myrtle Barber Alice Beal ’68 Norman and Nancy Beecher Patricia Wolcott Berger ’47 Sally Farnsworth Blackett ’58 Elizabeth Fenollosa Boege ’61 John Bracker and Rachel Countryman David and Kathryn Burmon Natalie Churchill ’60 Nancy Parker Clark ’38 Rosemary Baldwin Coffin ’40 Lewis and Phyllis Cohen Rebecca Wade Comstock ’82 Nancy Colt Couch ’50 Lucy Faulkner Davison ’52 Peter and Anna Davol Ann Bemis Day ’48 Marian Ferguson ’63 Abigail Fisher ’82 Dexter Foss Sarah Foss ’41 Marion Freeman ’69 David Fubini

Named Endowed Funds

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

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

Pooled Endowed Tribute Funds Tribute Faculty Support Fund

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

In memory of Anne Nicholas Atlamazoglou ’64 In memory of Flora House Fairchild ’41 In memory of Mary Senior Fearey ’32 In memory of Carol P. Madeira ’67 In memory of Kyle L. Stone ’79

Funds for Program and Other Purposes

A named endowed fund is a gift established in

Financial Aid Funds

perpetuity. The income

Dorothea C. Adkins Music Scholarship Anne Dayton Buxton ’72 Fund Anne Bixby Chamberlin Scholarship Fund Class of ’98 Financial Aid Endowment, 1998 Senior Parent Gift Lottie Ellsworth Coit Financial Aid Fund Marshall B. Coyne Financial Aid Fund Concord Academy Coffee Can Fund Dancing Horse Scholarship Penelope P. Demille Scholarship Fund Helen Blanchard Dow ’37 Scholarship Educational Opportunity Fund Financial Aid Fund for Students from Belmont Day School Edward E. Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund Patricia E. Frankenberg Scholarship Fund Trudy Friedman ’78 Scholarship Fund Jean Gordon Scholarship Gosnell Family Financial Aid Fund Elizabeth B. Hall Scholarship Fund Benjamin David Hamilton ’00 Scholarship Fund Peter Hamlin ’76 Scholarship Fund Valeria Knapp Scholarship Fund Local Day Student Fund Alida Rockefeller Messinger ’67 Scholarship Fund Dixie Sayre Miller ’40 Scholarship Fund Geneva R. Moody Scholarship Fund Clara E. Morse Scholarship John G. Mulvany Scholarship Fund New York Scholar Fund Sally Whitney Pillsbury Scholarship Fund Marten Ann Poole ’58 Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund

from the endowment is used every year to provide support for a particular purpose agreed upon by the donor and the school. Concord Academy is grateful for these funds, CONCORD ACADEMY MAGAZINE / REPORT OF GIVING

which ensure long-term financial equilibrium and represent lasting tributes to faculty, staff, alumnae/i, parents, and friends. The school welcomes additional gifts to these funds at any time.


Alexandra S. Beal ’86 and Bruce A. Beal Jr. ’88 Fund Beal Family Fund for the Head’s Priorities Beal-Gelb Fund for Athletics Centipede Fund Anne E. ’62 and Jane S. ’64 Davidson Lectureship Fund Fund for Diversity Jeffrey S. Green ’97 Fund for Curricular Innovation Elizabeth B. Hall Fellowship Fund Head of School’s Leadership Fund, 2003 Senior Parent Gift Prentice Hiam ’79 Fund Lee House Fund Helena Lefferts Memorial Art Book Fund Lumpkin Gawthrop Fund Nichols Fund Stephen Nicolson ’81 Cycling Fund Billy Rose Foundation Fund Josephine Wadleigh Shane ’40 Fund for Chapel Maintenance and Operations Miriam G. Smith Memorial Fund Wilcox Leadership Fund Doreen Young Fund for Campus Aesthetics

Tim Morse

Je me souviendrai toujours de vous. I will always think of M. Richardson when

Monsieur, votre sourire sera toujours une étoile brillante dans mes souvenirs de Concord

I hear, speak, or see French. A sad loss

Academy. Merci pour m'avoir enseigné, et

of one of the greatest teachers I have

pour avoir enseigné ma soeur. —SETH WYLIE ’00

ever known. —ABBY FISHER ’82

To this day his esprit and love of teachMonsieur Richardson changed my life.

ing students—with all their foibles—

He not only taught a cantankerous

remains with me vividly. I can still

adolescent the beauty of the French

hear him teaching us La Cantatrice

language, but introduced me to

Chauve or L’Étranger, or telling us to get

Beethoven’s symphonies and also

out our papers for a dictation. I owe

straightened me out when I became

him my ongoing love of languages (and

too big for my britches. He inspired

France, which I and my family still

me to write an entire short story

visit regularly). —ABIGAIL PORTER ’79

in French, which to this day is one of my proudest accomplishments. —PATRICIA CHAO ’73

To be blunt, I was terrible at French. I can only imagine what listening Ron Richardson’s French classes were

to me butcher Sartre’s Huis Clos or

one of my few opportunities for

Beckett’s En Attendant Godot must have

experiencing genuine joy during a very

sounded like to him. But that never

dark time in my life. He created a safe,

stopped him. After all this time, I can

warm, rich, and occasionally hilarious

only remember his smile, and his

haven, in which I and other vulnerable


teens could feel like human beings. —DORIA PHELPS -BRAUN HUGHES ’92

I never had Ron Richardson as a class-

laughter with us. As much as I struggled, to this day I remember enjoying


French, and still find myself lapsing into it from time to time. Rest in peace, Monsieur Richardson. You are missed.

room teacher. That didn't matter. —EUGENE KIM ’95 He knew everybody and joked with everybody. Even some thirty-one years after graduation, if I ran into him

Concord Academy Faculty 1966–2000

He was a teacher. He was a mentor.

around Concord, his memory for

And he was a friend. I feel a great

names and connections and his obvi-

emptiness knowing that he is gone.

ous interest in whomever he was talk-


ing to were both spectacular and entertaining. I remember reading Les Jeux Sont Faits in —ABE FISHER ’79 Ron’s third-year French class in the into a fit of giggles as he read certain

teacher and spirit he was! I’ve been

passages aloud to us. No one would

taking French classes at the Alliance

have known, based on his genuine

Française in recent years. This is

enthusiasm, that he had probably read

ultimately all because of him. Hélas . . .

the same passages thirty times before.



Find excerpts from the September 25, 2010 memorial service, including memories of Ron Richardson by fellow teachers emeriti, at 79

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mid-1980s. Ron repeatedly dissolved Zut, alors. O, monsieur! What an amazing © Linda Stillman

Daily Paintings, detail: December 2006 by Linda Stillman ‘66


 Mary Leonard Allingham ’47 June Beisch, mother of Brooks Beisch ’83 Robert Bergemann, father of Eric Bergemann ’77, Lisa Bergemann ’79, and Maria Bergemann Lindberg ’81 Hector Bravo, father of Emily Bravo ’97 Elizabeth Cotney, mother of David Cotney ’85 Betsy Doughty Debevoise ’30, cousin of the late Gertrude Doughty Swartz ’32 and the late Alice Sinclair Schwartz ’33 John Douglas, father of Katherine Douglas Torrey ’65 Dudley Fay, husband of Amy Lovell Fay ’51 Robert Fisk, brother of Kathleen Fisk Ames ’65, uncle of Elizabeth Ames ’95 Priscilla Patch Johnson ’40 C O N C O R D A C A D E M Y M A G A Z I N E FA L L 2 0 1 0

Grace Cheney Mannheimer ’40 Andrew Marshall, son of Sarah Coffin Witte ’73 , nephew of Frederick Marshall ’81 and Carolyn Marshall Betz ’80 John Muyskens Jr., father of Sarah Muyskens ’72, Alison Muyskens ’78, and John Muyskens ’78 Faith Allen Perry ’49 David Pickman, father of Susan Pickman Sargent ’64, Stephanie Pickman Monahan ’70, and Elizabeth Pickman-Flanagan ’73 Ronald Richardson, faculty emeritus John Tarbell, husband of Anne Adler Tarbell ’77, brother-in-law of Mary Adler Malhotra ’78, uncle of Malini Malhotra ’10 Dennis Wolkoff, father of Katherine Wolkoff ’94 80

reserved and modest man, Bob would much prefer that no one make a fuss by speaking of him today. He spoke to us all through his drawings.” With those words, CA Teacher Emerita Madge Evans began a fond and appropriately modest remembrance of her former teaching colleague Bob Harman at the school’s annual memorial service during Reunion Weekend. Harman died on September 16, 2009, at his family homestead in Ovid, New York, after a lively career as a stage actor, a CA art teacher from 1963 to 1976, and a working artist who loved to paint people—both those he knew well and those he admired from afar. In a final gift to Concord Academy, Harman left behind a contribution that shows just how much his years at the school meant to him: more than three hundred works of art and nearly half his estate. An avid film buff who was dubbed “Artist of the Stars,” he left the other half of his estate and all art works related to the film industry to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Harman began his art career by drawing portraits of his fellow stage actors, but a lifelong love of classic movies prompted him to begin painting portraits of film stars. In 1971, he created “The Hollywood Panorama,” a montage of 1,001 film stars against a background of movie sets and Hollywood landmarks, which was later published as a book. He subsequently published three more books, including Enchanted Faces, portraits of film actresses between the two world wars. The Enchanted Faces portraits were on exhibit during Concord Academy’s seventh-fifth anniversary gala in 1977, which Harman attended. In 2000, Bob’s art was chosen to be part of a special exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In honor of one of Concord Academy’s most talented, inspiring, and gracious teachers, forty of Harman’s paintings, depicting former students and Concord landscapes, were on display throughout Reunion Weekend, eliciting fond and funny memories. “Bob taught us to take our art seriously,” said Fay Shutzer ’65, a former student and a full-time artist working in oils. “In addition to teaching us technique, which he definitely did, he encouraged us in a way that I didn’t fully understand at the time. He saw the artist in me long before I did.” Other graduates recalled him as a great mentor who welcomed students to a warm, fun, and supportive classroom. Many faculty colleagues enrolled in his classes and discovered artistic talents they didn’t know they had. “With his guidance, all his students found some undiscovered aptitude for art,” said former art teacher Phyllis Hughes. Evelyn and Jim Parker, parents of Jamie Parker ’75 and grandparents of Wyatt Pearson ’13, became close to Harman when they were on CA’s faculty. “Bob had a marvelous sense of humor and great wit, which would often catch one off-guard because it was so unexpected,” Parker recalled. “He gave so much to CA during his lifetime, through his teaching and through the impact he had on so many students. Now, even after his death, his impact continues through his bequest.”

“A A Final Brush Stroke How Former Art Teacher Bob Harman Honored CA

Bob Harman and one of his portraits, dated 1969. If you recognize the portrait subject, please email

For information on how to make Concord Academy part of your will through a planned gift, please contact Director of Individual Giving Elizabeth Ginsberg at or (978) 402-2239.

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Upcoming Events

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

September 25

November 12–13

September 30

Alumnae/i Fall Meeting, hosted by the Steering Committee of the Alumnae/i Association Volunteer Training, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q&A with Head of School Rick Hardy, 11:00 a.m. to noon Ransome Room, Math and Arts Center

Chicago Fall mainstage musical Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Hip-hop with Ilstyle & Peace

November 17

Memorial Service for Teacher Emeritus Ron Richardson Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel, 1:00 p.m.

New York City Reception, with Pulitzer Prize–winning guest speaker Julia Preston ’69, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times Princeton Club, 6:00 p.m.

October 8 – 9

November 23–29

Parents’ Weekend

Thanksgiving break

October 11

December 22– January 10

Columbus Day; no classes, houses open

Winter vacation

October 13

December 26

Dumbarton Oaks Park and Garden Tour, with Rebecca Trafton Frischkorn ’71, cofounder of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy Followed by a reception at Bistrot Lepic Washington, D.C., 4:30 p.m. tour, 6:30 p.m. reception

Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee (CAYAC) Winter Event Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub, Harvard Square, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

October 7

Ellen Laipson, president of the Henry L. Stimson Center and member of President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board December 9

CA Orchestra January 13

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January 17 MLK Day; school in session

October 30

Admissions Open House

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