Feigenbaum’s honor during Founders’ Day, “I was trying to think of anything negative about the guy, and the only thing I could come up with was, if he ran a cult, I’d probably join it. And I feel like anybody that’s been in a room with him probably feels the same way.” The final Founders’ Day 2017 award, the Founders’ Day Award for Service to Lawrence Academy, went to Lucy Crocker Abisalih ’76. The Founders’ Day Award, established in 1993, is given to a member of the Lawrence Academy community who exemplifies outstanding service to the school — a bit of an understatement when it comes to Lucy’s years as a student at, trustee of, and volunteer for LA. The daughter of 1995 Founders’ Day Award winner Jeanne L. Crocker and mother of Lawrence Academy faculty member Will Abisalih, Lucy was part of one of LA’s first coed graduating classes and captain of the 1975 girls’ varsity soccer team, recent Lawrence Academy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees; additionally, she has been involved with LA’s strategic planning committee, visitors’ board, and much more. “Lucy was everyone’s favorite trustee,” shared her longtime classmate and fellow trustee David Stone ’76. “She works well with everyone, always without pretense or ego … She was not a particularly vocal trustee at our meetings, but she always spoke up when needed, and when she spoke, everyone paid close attention, because her comments were always so perceptive, and she always advanced the discussion. She is the embodiment of the Founders’ [Day] Award,” he added.
L-R, top row, clockwise: Lucy Crocker Abisalih ’76, Dan Knox with wife Kim (Chapman), Kaylee Kendall Beagan ’18, Brian Feigenbaum, and Tony Guglietti ’94.
FALL 2018 LAWRENCE ACADEMY 43
Lawrence Academy's annual alumni magazine.