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2009–2010 ANNUAL REPORT


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Madeira Today Fall 2010, Number 182

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Published by The Madeira School 8328 Georgetown Pike McLean, Virginia 22102 Editor: Megan Butterfield Design: LisaCareyDesign.com

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Photography: Lisa Carey Design, Maximilian Franz, Nancy Magnus, Cade Martin, Louise Peterson, Ali Southworth, Bob Stone Photography, Eli Turner, Lloyd Wolff MADEIRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010–2011

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Madeira as Learning Community

Katherine Armstrong P’10 Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73 Tamera Smith Brown ’83 Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03 Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School Carolyn Alford Cason ’69

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Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75 Katharine Beal Davis ’64 Arthur Dean P’08,’11 Frances von Stade Downing ’74 Robert Harriman P’07 Elizabeth Meehan Hewitt ’92

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2009 –10 Annual Report

Priscilla Payne Hurd ’38, Director Emeritus Susan S. Kristol P’03 Melissa A. Landau P’04, ’09,’12, President, Parents’ Association Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76, President, Board of Directors

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Alumnae Updates

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Nancy Miller Montgomery ’60 Misti Mukherjee ’84, P’13 Lori Parker ’82 David Parks P’10,’12 Clark Ragsdale P’07 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70, President, Alumnae Association Anne B. Skae ’58 Mary Margaret (Peggy) Styer P’10 Mona Touma ’91 Betsy Licht Turner ’77 Linda Waterman ’58 G. Cabell Williams, III P’07, ’11 Madeira Today is published for alumnae, parents and friends of the School. Please send any letters to the editor, comments or suggestions to feedback@madeira.org.

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ON THE COVERS Front: Freshman on their first day of Co-Curriculum participating in the Inner Quest ropes course and team building activities: Chiara Marton ’14, a boarder from Fourqeux, France, Sonju Kim ’14, a boarder from Seoul, South Korea, and Taylor Curry, a day student from Upper Marlboro, Maryland Inside: Pilar Cabeza de Vaca Back: Yuraphan Jenlapwattanakul ’12 and Art Teacher Constance Mattox


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uch is currently being written about life-long learning, engaging in communities of learning, and raising student achievement. Education worldwide is being dissected, reassessed, reviewed, revised, and, one should hope, improved upon. Some of the most significant data on the evolution of education and the impact of macro policies on educational reform in the industrialized world has come from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD started gathering data for its PISA project (Program for International Student Assessment) in 1997 and launched its first international tests for language, mathematics, and science literacy in 2000. Unlike traditional standardized testing, PISA measures students’ ability to apply knowledge to real life problems and to develop cross-curricular competencies. Mastery, theoretically, implies that students are ready to become productive members of a globalized society. Likewise, it is intended to measure how well-prepared 15-yearolds around the world are to face the future. PISA does not purport to measure a specific curriculum, but rather measures the learning that takes place over the first 15 years of an individual’s life; this education therefore includes schooling, but also considers what young people may be experiencing in their home environments as well. Initial participants included the 28 OECD member countries, which include most industrialized nations. Testing has continued on three year cycles, each emphasizing a different subject area, so that by 2006 the OECD had detailed results for its exams to measure language literacy (in 2000), to assess mathematics (in 2003), and to evaluate science (in 2006). Detailed analysis has broken down the data to provide information on gender differences, responses to certain types of questions, ability to identify problems, and myriad other areas. Little known at the beginning, the PISA project has drawn increasing attention as results have been published, and in 2009 over 65 countries participated in the project, with results to be forthcoming by December 2010. Nobody disputes the fact that sound educational policy and good student results are both key factors in determining the success of a country in an increasingly global-

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ized economy. The competition to rise to the top has made industrialized member countries scramble to explore the reasons, and the culprits, for the failure of national school systems to improve their performance. Those countries that do not even achieve the ranking are looking for ways in which they can join the club and improve their standing. In 2003 and again in 2006, students in the U.S. were outperformed by 23 of 29 OECD countries in both math and science. France was shocked to come in at only 26th place in science in 2006. Finland, Canada, Japan and New Zealand were among those leading the pack with the highest scores. What is interesting, for the purposes of private education, is that published results include detailed breakdowns of how students fare in both private and public, rural and urban, high income and low income schools, in each of the 30 OECD member countries. While scores in the U.S. are not impressive overall, the percentage of students obtaining the highest scores in science in 2006 was equal to that

“I find that turning this already great school into a center of excellence is not without its challenges. How do you go from great to greater?” of Korea. Most of these scores are coming either from students in independent schools or in the most affluent public school districts in the U.S. Although this does not speak well for equity in terms of public education, it does reinforce the fact that private education in the U.S. is achieving results comparable to those of other industrialized nations. It is reaffirming to know that our students in independent schools will be better prepared not only to survive, but also to compete successfully in a globalized economy with everchanging demand for skills and knowledge. How does this translate into the life-long learning on which Madeira prides itself? First of all, one of our strengths is our faculty. Undisputedly, the best learning comes from having the best teachers. Second, our faculty work together in small groups, which helps ensure that each academic discipline has well-developed sequences of skills and concepts, that assessment for each subject is aligned to what is being taught, and that no matter what section of a course a girl enrolls in, she will learn the same material as the girl in the


line next section. In other words, we are ensuring equal access and delivery of all our course content. Third, our class schedule includes built-in time that allows faculty to meet, collaborate, share, discuss, and, most of all, reflect on what they are doing in the classroom. In short, they are able to work in communities where they continue to learn, which is my definition of a professional learning community. Countries such as Finland, Japan, New Zealand and Canada are able to achieve success in international educational testing mostly because they have long recognized the value of setting a high bar for the selection of teaching candidates. In addition, there is a very strong emphasis on continuing to educate teachers after they have received their degrees. This continuing education does not always take place in structured coursework, although, of course, it does contribute to furthering a teacher’s knowledge base. Current research points out that sustainable professional learning occurs when whole communities of teachers are engaged in it. At Madeira, we are fortunate to have the time and interest to develop study groups, to devote part of each Wednesday, when our students are engaged in Co-Curriculum, to explore all the dimensions of teaching and learning and to design and rework the best learning environments for our students. On our first day of preparation for the new school year, I shared with the faculty my dream of turning Madeira into a center of excellence, where learning is the core value, and where adults are models of life-long learning as well as of exceptional teaching. As I learn more about the day-to-day life of our school, I find that turning this already great school into a center of excellence is not without its challenges. How do you go from great to greater? Alas, although Jim Collins has addressed the issue both in Good to Great and Good to Great for the Social Sectors, he did not offer the recipe for moving from great to truly exemplary. I believe one of the recipes that we will invent together at Madeira will involve more focused collaboration and selfreflection. We will be reviewing coaching and mentoring models so we can better evaluate teaching styles, incorporate additional teaching strategies, and move from teachercentered to student-centered classrooms. We will engage in analyzing what works best with our girls’ individual learning needs and styles, what will produce the most enjoyable learning experiences for them, and what will help them not only manage the rigor of our programs, but be successful in

Observations on the Oval Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School

every way. We will continue to delve into current brain research, especially on girls’ cognitive development, so that we can incorporate more knowledge into finding ways to continuously improve our teaching. I am looking forward to the challenge of building upon very strong foundations already in place. More than a challenge, it will be fun to start new conversations, build communities, and participate in the joyful process of learning. That is what education is all about. And when it is well done, students flourish. At Madeira, we excel in that, but we will continue to look for ways to climb to the next level.

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Madeira as Learning Community I NTR OD U C T IO N M.A . MA HO NEY, Academic Dean

t Madeira, we adults just can’t stop talking about teaching and learning! The adult conversation, which has always wound its way through Madeira classrooms between periods, in department offices at the end of the school day, in the dining hall over lunch, or in planning meetings during summer breaks, continues. What is new is that we now have more ways in which we can continue the dialogue.

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I like to think of the first conversations about teaching and learning in the School’s history. I imagine Miss Madeira spent time developing her thoughts about “personal best” with her faculty. Did they discuss the topic as an agenda item at a faculty meeting? Did they hone and develop their thoughts around the topic, year after year, as they sipped tea between periods? (I have been told that at one point in the School’s history, “elevenses” was the norm.) What were Miss Rex’s theories of assessment and from where did those theories come? When and how did she share her practices and philosophy with newer colleagues in the department? Did Mrs. Katz employ differentiated instruction as she helped a generation of Madeira girls learn how

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to read the Romantic poets? I think about these things. As the adults continue professional discussion in the 2010 – 2011 school year, we decided we needed to change the name of the former Learning/ Curriculum Committee. We are now the Teaching / Learning Community (if we are in need of coziness, we can use the acronym, TLC). A fall conversation topic emanates from our desire to articulate the School’s academic philosophy. In late August, at the Faculty /Staff Orientation, we gathered nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and began the process of stating what it is we believe as Madeira educators. (And though we started describing


well. Not only do I wonder what Miss Maynard’s thoughts were about developmental readiness, but also I wonder what Madeira alums, particularly those who are in the field of education, think in this moment of educational reform, at this time of research on neuroscience that has practical application for educators, and at this time when technology is making our classrooms “flat” (and that is not a pejorative term!). What do you think? What do you know? How do you know it? What are your teaching practices? If you are a Madeira alum in the field of education, (or passionate about education) we would love to include you in the ongoing conversation about teaching and learning. Please email me at Mmahoney@madeira.org. By the way, how would you describe the Madeira educational philosophy? Please join the conversation!

Now, as I recognize my own personal growth, I can see the great gift Madeira gives its students: the capacity for independent thought. Madeira does this in such a seamless manner you hardly even notice it is happening. First you are put into classes in which your passionate teachers ask you to analyze and to question. You and your peers push forward from one year to the next all the while continuing to stretch one another’s intellectual boundaries. I first experienced the sensation of thinking, that actual, tangible feeling of your brain being stretched, in freshman year in Mr. Peet’s Global Civilizations class where we discussed not only ancient cultures but also timeless questions of power, conflict, and change.

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ELLA EVERY-WORTMAN • Junior Day Student from Reston, Virginia • I love to play lacrosse. • I also enjoy playing cello and guitar. • I really love languages. I take both Chinese and Spanish at Madeira. • Co-head of African Affairs Club

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our academic philosophy, conversation ensued — as it always does — and we decided perhaps it is our educational philosophy we are aiming to articulate.) We used a Blackboard portal this summer to share articles on teaching/ learning topics, and we will continue to do so during the school year, in addition to our Wednesday morning in-person meetings. Why are we telling you all this? Well, as we are using more technology on campus, it occurred to me that we can use technology to continue the conversation with alums as

When I was first approached in the summer to write an article about the Madeira Learning Community, I began a fairly generic, uninspired article. I discussed the valuable opportunities Madeira gives its students, the fabulous teachers, and my incredible peers. My memory had successfully recorded all the facts of Madeira, but had failed to capture its spirited soul. A week back on campus completely changed my article. As I found myself once again in the nurturing, invigorating planet that is Madeira, I could feel myself thriving. I began to recognize in myself qualities that those poised seniors, who stood up in ASM and spoke their mind with eloquence and thoughtfulness, possessed. As a freshman those seniors had seemed positively untouchable. I couldn’t imagine myself ever being as confident and well spoken.

One of my proudest freshman moments was rushing into Mr. Peet’s classroom eager to discuss with him an epiphany on the importance of reincarnation. Later in sophomore year, I experienced a class really coming together as a family with Senora Cooley’s Spanish class. We bonded over a common love of food, mainly due to the great misfortune of the class being the period right before lunch. We never could seem to stick strictly to the textbook; in class we would passionately discuss history, art, and politics using as much Spanish as we could. Our conviction that we were in fact the D Period Spanish family only grew when we were fortunate enough to be invited to Senora’s house for a traditional Peruvian meal. It was amazing to me that a teacher would open her home to us after already giving us so much in the classroom.

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Next, our learning in the real world begins as we are sent out every Wednesday to volunteer and intern. There independent thought morphs to more tangible characteristics. Our intellectual growth inside the classroom helps us to be independent, assertive, and confident outside of it. For me, a year working with Special Olympics was an eye-opening experience. I learned compassion in a real sense that I had never experienced before, and I began to understand the importance of human connection, that it is small acts of kindness and friendship that really can make a difference. My teammates at Special Olympics eagerly shared with me all their amazing talents and committed themselves to the team in

an unselfish and truly inspiring way. This is what makes the learning experience at Madeira unlike that of any other school. There is no other school that allows its students to discover and explore in the way Madeira does. I envision the Madeira experience as somewhat of a chemical reaction. All these elements that make our community are thrown in: teachers, students, administrators, coaches, parents, co-curriculum, various skills, and various experiences. Then, there is some smoke, and perhaps a color change occurs. Next, poof a confident, assertive young woman emerges. The greatest part of this reaction is that no two confident, assertive young women are alike; one therefore can expect a different product every time. So if I may hypothesize, I am certain that if every school could allow for the growth of interesting, smart, and determined young women as infallibly as Madeira does, then our world would have far fewer problems and many more solutions. FAC ULT Y P ER S P EC TI V E

“It was amazing to me that a teacher would open her home to us after already giving us so much in the classroom.”

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M EI LI IN O UY E • Chinese Teacher, English Teacher • 4 years at Madeira • Freshman Creating Community Lead Teacher, Diversity Council Member • 10th grade advisor, Chinese Club Sponsor • Bookworm, writer, outdoor enthusiast

Learning from Experience Meeting up for frozen yogurt topped with mochi and berries, I concluded with my cousins (one Teach for America alum and one current DC Teaching Fellow) that the age-old challenge of teaching is learning to do it better. We’d spent the morning with my cousin Mie’s second grade class of Summer Scholars. They were celebrating the achievement of their “big goal”—a threeparagraph essay — with cupcakes and a bound copy of their illustrated essays. At the back of the classroom, knees tucked to my chest on a second grade chair, I watched Junior settle down to a plate of chocolate strawberries and two cupcakes. “Just take one cupcake, Junior. Can you put one back?” My cousin placed her hand on his shoulder.

“What’s this white stuff?” He pointed to a cookie crumb clinging to the icing. Just when I thought my cousin would have to repeat her question, Junior picked up the cupcake, returned it to the refreshment table, licked his fingers, and finished off his remaining cupcake — conflict averted. Junior had heard and processed the question in his own time and way. A moment later, while talking with Jeffrey, Junior’s classmate, I opened up the table of contents and asked, “Where’s your essay?” Jeffrey, eyes wide and engaged, began chattering about the white skin of the beluga whale. This set me to thinking. When a child doesn’t answer a question directly, it doesn’t mean that she’s not listening or that she hasn’t answered the question. She may be answering in her own way or modifying the question to address more immediate concerns. Her modified question, like Jeffrey’s, may very well be the more appropriate, immediate, and illuminating question. At Madeira, we’re fortunate to dwell among a community of learners, each individual engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. I like to think that we communicate more clearly than seven-year olds, but there are occasions when we may feel that an administrator, teacher, staff member, student, or parent is not hearing what we are saying largely because his or her response varies from what we expect or want. To feel that one’s words are wasted leads to frustration and the hardening of the heart and mind. But it may very well be that like Junior, we’re processing what we’ve heard, while simultaneously speaking what’s seemingly unrelated but presently on our minds. Or we might be experiencing a delayed reaction, and our response won’t surface until we’ve had time to process the command. We may have listened but responded in our unique, different, and unexpected ways. In the television series, Lie to Me, mysteries are solved when attention is drawn to what characters don’t say and what they hardly do: dilated pupils, a puffed chest, a creased cheek, a trembling lip. In education, we measure listening and learning with similar signs: lighted eyes, erect posture, sagging eye-


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CHE L SE A G USTE R • Madeira graduate, Class of 2007 • Hometown: Akron, Ohio • Middlebury College, 2011, Political Science major, Arabic minor • Lived for a semester Alexandria, Egypt • Sporcle aficionado, Bananagrams expert, has a weak spot for long lunches and good conversation

lids, slow-scrawling hands. But body language, response times, and personal interaction differ from culture to culture and person to person. Decoding what’s been said, how it’s been processed, what and how the response has been communicated, is a complicated process. Fortunately, Madeira is a strong community where the challenge of improved teaching implies more comprehensive learning. At Madeira, the grounds are laid for constant intellectual and personal interaction. Our campus is a lab for experimentation and implementation as we learn how to ask more thoughtful questions and answer with increased insight. With discovery around the corner and a soft awareness of constant change, we as a community remain open to adjustments, re-visioning and re-processing what we think we hear and what we think we see, giving everything a context and moving the bar for teaching and learning up a notch. FAC ULT Y P ERSP EC TI V E

KRYST L E M E RC HA N T • History Teacher • Senior Advisor • North Dorm Resident House Adult • Fan of all things TV-related

There are some offices where meals and breaks lead to conversations about anything but work. The last thing anyone wants to talk about is their latest project or that last email. They would rather not think about something that just landed in their inbox or the next assigned task. But at Madeira, I have found that meals

and breaks often lead to miniature sessions on best practices, mentoring, invitations to campus events, and professional development. We all joined this community, at least in part, because of our belief in the mission. Lifelong learning and a clear sense of community are as much a part of our lives as faculty, staff, campus residents, and advisors as they are a part of the lives of the girls. When we sit down to meals, we want to know about the changes and developments in the lives of our colleagues and our students. A question at lunch about a day in class easily leads to another conversation about integrating more primary sources and later, in the copy room, suggestions for conferences on how to use technology to enhance student engagement. When someone asks about weekend programming at breakfast on Monday morning, a story about girls having a dance party in the vestibule of the dorm can follow a discussion of homesickness or adjusting to a new school in Friday’s advisory time. We learn, ask questions, encounter obstacles, and find motivation through our colleagues and the dining hall can be a great venue for the conversation. The teachable moments on the field, in the dorm, on trips and elsewhere in our community can make a girl feel that adults at Madeira “know so much.” Whether they are checking in or someone is checking on them, there is an adult around to help them along. It is not always obvious to the girls that the adults are also here learning every day, but when it comes to a lifelong learner in a community, it takes one to know one.

High school graduation is something of a milestone in a young life, simultaneously demarcating the end of one chapter and the start of something new. To mark this event and signify its weight, you acquire a new title: no longer a student of that institution, you join the ranks of its alumni — and in the case of Madeira, alumnae. With the change of name, a change in status is implied. It is understood that the school in question is part of your past. A member of the Class of 2007, I am an alumna of The Madeira School. But is Madeira solidly in my past, a static and unchanging place that happened and is now over? Well, yes and no. It is true that I no longer attend classes, receive grades, or live at Madeira (though to claim that I have not stayed overnight or eaten in the dining hall since graduation would be an outright lie). However, to say that I have ceased to appreciate and be a part of its community could not be further from the truth. Madeira’s learning community is not only an amazing opportunity for girls currently in attendance, but, in my experience, Madeira has remained just as valuable on the other side of the graduation divide. To begin with, Madeira’s academics have been and remain relevant to my studies even today, as a college senior. Though I have gained more knowledge since leaving high school and have progressed as an academic being, none of my collegiate feats would have been possible without the solid foundation I gained from Madeira. Only yesterday, while reading for my seminar class on terrorism was I able to draw from what I learned in Modern World History (thank

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“You and your peers push forward from one year to the next all the while continuing to stretch one another’s capacity for independent thought.” you, Ms. Nussbaum, for consistently using that deep, scary voice when talking about Gavrilo Princip and the Black Hand.) This is but one occasion in which a piece of what I learned at Madeira has come in handy. But as anyone who has been a part of the Madeira community can attest, it is not about the facts we learn or may not remember however many years down the road. Any school can hand you stacks of books full of facts, figures, and other people’s opinions, but what is remarkable is the way in which Madeira allows and encourages us to learn, to form our own opinions and have the desire to pursue the facts for ourselves. School was not easy, to be sure. I spent plenty of nights up way past my alleged bedtime (sorry, House Adults) studying for history tests, polishing papers or desperately trying to remember Calculus equations. Even with all the challenges though, academic or otherwise, I never felt I lacked support. Finding help from an adult was as easy as scheduling a conference, talking after practice, or running into each other at dinner. Finding help

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from a friend meant simply walking the few short steps from my room in North to the vestibule, where I was sure to find at least one soul to bounce an idea off of or to commiserate with. Yes, it is helpful to be able to recall facts that I learned in high school. But it is invaluable to have learned to love learning, to have made a habit of seeking fresh trial and adventure, and to have grown up surrounded by so many people, peers and adults alike, that cared about me, my education, and where I hope to go. That constant urging forward I felt at Madeira has stayed with me. I assure you, it is not to evoke sentimentality when I say that I would not be the person I am today without it. The biggest change for me as I transitioned into college life from Madeira was the lack of a close-knit automatic community. Staff members, teachers and fellow students were all welcoming, but it was strange to look around and not see someone wearing the exact same tee shirt as me. It was weird to walk the halls of any dorm without the chance of running into a teacher or coach. It was deeply disturbing to realize I would never again have access to a “cupcake bar,” and furthermore, no one else seemed outraged by this. Now, in my senior year, I feel a sense of coming home when I return to campus, resume classes and see my friends. But such is the strength of Madeira’s community that three years later, with all the students I knew in my time gone, I make a point to go back and visit, and when I do, I feel at home there, too. To say that Madeira prepared me well for college is a gross understatement. To say that it taught me to be myself, to keep growing and moving forward, and to deal with complexity, nuance, and the general tough stuff of life is more accurate. Perhaps all graduates with the comfortable distance of three years would gush as much about their alma mater, but I am skeptical. The four years you can spend as a student at Madeira are fast and worthwhile, but it is even greater to know that the ground I gained there is something I can keep. We alumnae need only to look at our class rings to realize it is a place worth holding onto, and a foundation from which to move forward.

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The Madeira Athletic Department is pleased to share the exciting start to our fall sports season. Over the summer, Caitlin Wells joined us as the new Assistant Athletic Director and Head JV Soccer coach. The Meet the Coaches pizza party and preseason week were well-attended and proved to give our athletes a head start on the season. The addition of seven new coaches to the fall sports athletic staff has made a considerable impact. Many of our teams have already boasted wins against our I.S.L opponents. Madeira Athletics will be hosting a Pep Rally on October 4 in preparation for Home Game Day on October 5. All sports schedules are uploaded to the master calendar on the Madeira website. Please come out and cheer on your sister Snails!!! DA NC E

Dance at Madeira has even more to cheer about this year! In addition to our ever-expanding dance classes, we are thrilled to be offering Dance Team to Madeira for the very first time. This inaugural class of approximately 30 girls will perform for the pep rally during the ASM on Monday, October 4 as well as several varsity volleyball and varsity basketball games. Dance Team gives girls the opportunity to work on their performance and dance skills while entertaining their fellow students and having fun. Madeira Dance Team, led by Lauren Hensel and Michelle Sarson, Director, will bring a whole new energy, excitement and school spirit to Madeira! A N A ME C H A N G E : M A D E IR A G L E E!

Madeira has a long tradition of vocal ensembles that fit the interests and demands of the community. The first choral ensemble began in 1927 under the direction of Margaret Ingle, who lead the group for the next 35 years. In the 1970s, the Madeira Madrigals


were formed. The name was changed this year from Madrigals to Madeira Glee in order to better reflect the curriculum of the course. Students receive either academic or activity credit for their participation. Director Stacie Steinke, in her third year as Choral Music Director, recognized the students’ interest to create a smaller pop a cappella ensemble from within Madeira Glee, and formed Sweet Ti, last year. This audition-based group performs on and off campus. C H A MBER ORC HEST R A

The Chamber Orchestra has become a part of Madeira’s history as they were the first musicians to play “Anthem,” an original composition by Nerissa vom Baur Roehrs ’59. This piece was composed in honor of the installation of our new Head of School, Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, and was premiered at the installation ceremony on September 25, 2010. The music is scored for strings, harp, piano, woodwinds and voices, and was performed by members of the Chamber Orchestra and Madeira Glee. The students are delighted to play such a celebratory selection composed especially for the school, and have gained a deeper appreciation for the process of creating a modern day classical music piece. S C I EN CE

Interest in engineering is on the rise at Madeira! Due to numerous requests by the students, the Science Department is now offering “Engineering” as an activity

Laura Williams ’10 and Katie Matijkiw ’10 are trying to make their geyser erupt.

for all three trimesters. During the fall and the winter, the students will be preparing for the US Invitational Young Physicists Tournament which will be held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this coming February. Students will design experiments and prepare to debate about topics such as “find the speed of a wave through a line of domino tiles” or “will it really save energy and/or time to put a lid on the pot when you boil water?” Our Madeira scientists are excited to get to work on these problems and to compete against high school students from all over the world. Also in the works: there will be a new course offered by both the Math and Science departments called “Topics in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).” The two departments met this summer to plan out this projectbased class, which will include a few weeks on architecture, some time with electronics, an exploration of hyperbolic spaces, and much more! Stay tuned!

stereotypical characters match the tradition of broad stereotypical characters depicted in Mask Dance. The play’s themes of mistaken identity, concealed identity or false identity are illuminated by the use of masks, which both conceal and reveal an actor’s or character’s identity. Mask Dance is traditionally used for satire, which mirrors the satirical tone of Shakespeare’s play. And finally, the slapstick, over-the-top comedic style of Mask Dance is similar to the ridiculous buffoonery Shakespeare uses in his script.

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Fall Play: Twelfth Night The fall play will use the theatrical style of Traditional Korean Mask Dance to bring this play to life. In this style, actors dance, act and may also sing or play drums. The actors each have masks, which represent their characters. The masks are removed when the dialogue begins, reappearing in specific spots to reinforce the characters and the style of the production. There will be several group dances: one to begin the show, a military sword dance, and a ladies’ fan dance, and a dance to end the production. A big part of this theatrical style is to engage the audience. The clown, Feste, will both sing and play the drums throughout the play, serving at times as a sort of narrator. Krista Cowan, Theater Director traveled to Korea and studied traditional Korean Mask Dance Drama with students from the Korean National University of the Arts in Seoul. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” was the perfect text for this production. The Elizabethan tradition of improvisational theater lends itself well to stylistic freedom with regards to the play’s setting or time period. The play’s bold and broad

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Equestrian Program Update N EW D IR ECTO R New Director of Equestrian Programs, Dianna Rankin, is an experienced teacher and equestrian. Dianna grew up on a thoroughbred breeding farm in Maryland, holds a B.A. in English from Sweetbriar College and a Masters in Education from Goucher College. Prior to taking on her previous position as Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies at Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri, Dianna managed International Equestrian Centers in Maryland, Florida and Wisconsin, from 1980 to 2008. Dianna Rankin, Director of Equestrian Programs

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An avid rider, she has been a member of the United States Dressage team and was on the gold medal winning United States Team at the North American Championships. She represented our country in the first World Cup of Dressage, won the USET Grand Prix selection trials for the World Championships, and was named the USET Grand Prix National Champion in 1987. Ms. Rankin has been honored by the United States Equestrian Team with the designation of Riding Master. Ms. Rankin has trained, ridden and shown hunters who won firsts and championships at the Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Maryland Horse & Pony Show, among others. She has also fox hunted with the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, the Elkridge Harford Hunt Club, the Potomac Hunt Club, and the Bedford Hunt Club. Committed to teaching and horsemanship, Ms. Rankin appreciates the important role the riding program plays in Madeira’s past and future. A former student reports, “I am constantly learning

with Dianna, she is an incredible instructor and a major asset to the equine program.” Another shared, “No one matches Dianna’s dedication to her students.”

CL IN ICS Joe Fargis conducted a two day clinic on Monday September 27 and Tuesday September 28. Fargis is a world renowned horseman, one of the most successful riders ever to represent the United States Equestrian Team in international competition. He has won both an individual and team gold medals at the 1984 Olympics along with a silver medal in 1988. The clinic consisted of 13 Madeira girls and one Alumna.

PA D DO CKS The paddock renovation is set to be completed in early October. The renovation includes all the front grass pastures along Georgetown Pike, along with two riding areas and two more additional allweather turn out paddocks. The allweather turn out will provide our horses with turn out space that will not be affected by changing climates. Grass paddocks can get slippery and dangerous in the rain. The grass paddocks are being restructured to help avoid future erosion. The grass is being reseeded in order to replenish it after all the years of horse traffic! Because of the reseeding, the grass paddocks need to sit for a year but we are looking forward to having full use of all of our pastures by October 2011.


I NTE RVIE W WI TH P EN N Y C HE N E RY ’39 August 2010 enny Chenery ’39 is portrayed by actress Diane Lane in the motion picture Secretariat about the 1972 triple crown winner whom she bred. This movie was released on October 8, 2010.

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People have talked about doing a Secretariat movie for years but someone would have the idea but not the money or the money and couldn’t get a decent script. So this has been a long time coming. They did all the filming last fall and it takes about a year to edit and add music and promote and I think it is finally going to be shown at the end of September. PENNY CHENERY:

MADEIRA TODAY: Did you get to go to the set when they were filming?

I went a couple of times and took two of my children and it was great fun. Making a movie is very complicated and I just loved hanging around the set. And the stars, Diane Lane and John Malkovich, are just wonderful people. They were easy and friendly and we had lunch with the talent, and once we had lunch in the crew tent. It was like a little village of our own.

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MT: Does the movie reflect your memories accurately? PC: Well, it’s a Disney movie not a documentary. So, it’s a delightful movie. But, for example, they didn’t include Riva Ridge, who was our first Kentucky Derby winner, at all, and I don’t have a sister and they condensed the movie into a part of the story they could handle in two hours. But I think it is going to be popular. Disney does know how to make family movies and animal movies. I have seen it and my kids

Disney Movie Studios’ poster for Secretariat.

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Penny with “Big Red,” Secretariat

have seen it and they were relieved that they didn’t appear too goofy in the film. Diane wore a wig and blue contacts and ’70s clothes and the wig was named “Peaches.” Making a movie is boring. It takes a lot of time so they do things like name the wig to entertain themselves! It doesn’t sound like you want to jump into the movie business.

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I sure don’t!

MT: Were there times when you were on the set and were able to correct a line or say “It didn’t really happen like that”?

No, they didn’t want to hear that at all. They had their version. The writer and director, Randall Wallace, is a Virginian and he is very empathetic with people and before we started filming a crowd scene he gave a talk to all these extras, people like me and my daughter. It was very emotional and he has a wonderful way of getting everyone coming from the same emotional spot. So, the scenes are coherent. They are not exactly as they happened but there is a real emotional theme and I think that comes through in the movie. PC:

Do you have a favorite scene in the movie?

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PC: Yes, I fire the trainer! My mother dies and my dad is ill and his trainer wanted to take over the stable and run it and he made bad business decisions which weren’t his to make and I get mad at him and fire him. Somewhere in the movie

“They really caught me and Diane [Lane] does a wonderful job showing my emotional growth and my familiarity with the racetrack.” someone says “damn” and that is why it is a PG and not a G. They really caught me and Diane does a wonderful job showing my emotional growth and my familiarity with the racetrack. I’ve ridden all my life and knew about breeding but didn’t know all the ins and outs of the racetrack and you see me learning and establishing myself as the manager of Meadow Stables. And they put together a really good story.

What was your experience like at Madeira?

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I was there when Miss Madeira was still running the School and that was always her message. Reach for your goals, believe in yourself. And my father brought me up to believe in myself and that I could do anything I set my mind to. I knew a lot of women in racing but they played a subservient role. Their horses would be listed in their husbands’ name. Racing was a field where women were not empowered. PC:

MT:

Do you think that is still true today?

Oh no. Women really dominate the back stretch. There are so many women who are exercise riders and are grooms and assistant trainers. There are not many trainers. It is still a very anti-feminist area.

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MT: Is your family still involved in the racing business? PC: I have a mare and two young horses. My family is not and they sold the Meadow 20 years ago, so I board my horses in Kentucky with friends. There is really very little point in my having horses since I never get to see them except that


I would hate to say I am not in racing anymore. MT: Your daughter has a book coming out PC:

Oh it’s wonderful!

MT: What was your horse’s name at Madeira? PC: I had different ones. My favorite was a filly names Pricessa who was one of my father’s Argentinean polo ponies. And then I had a gelding who’s name I can’t recall. I had a horse whether I wanted to or not. My father was that devoted. MT:

You continued riding after Madeira?

Yes, I took my horse to Smith and then I went overseas with the American Red Cross and while I was away something happened to my horse and I didn’t start riding again until I was married and moved out here to Colorado. There were other women like me, a couple of girls from Miss Porter’s who hunted, but it is hard when you start having children. I’d like to go out twice a week and it takes three to four hours and my family got a little tired of my coming home too tired to cook. I moved around some so there were periods when I didn’t hunt but I only gave up riding about five years ago, I had my knee replaced and my doctor said if you fall and break this knee it will really mess you up. PC:

PC: The fact that Madeira had a good riding program is probably why my father chose it for me. But I think Madeira enforced set your goals and go for them no matter what and that was the same ethic that my father believed in and by the time I got to college I was over prepared and I just coasted the first year and then when my grades went down and then my father threatened to take away the horse until they went back up. Horses and education, vocabulary, grammar, these are all important things I came away from Madeira with. And I will always be grateful. I really love Madeira and I love to see the pictures of the students now and see the variety, but the educational goals are still the same. I am proud to be a Madeira girl!

Penny at the 1972 Belmont following the win by her horse Riva Ridge

Penny (in white) at the 1973 Kentucky Derby

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The 2009 – 2010 academic year at Madeira was one of both celebration and transition of leadership. We thanked and paid tribute to Dr. Elisabeth Griffith for her twenty-two years of extraordinary service as Headmistress. We also conducted an international search for a new Head and selected Pilar Cabeza de Vaca from a pool of outstanding candidates to lead Madeira and continue its mission of educating young women. When we saluted Betsy’s tenure at Madeira, we acknowledged her role in working to enhance Madeira’s reputation as an exemplary academic institution for girls, and a place where the exceptional faculty and staff are dedicated to the core values of the School. Fifteen regional events were held throughout the year to honor Betsy and highlight an initiative to expand the residential community on campus by building additional faculty housing. The enthusiastic response of hundreds of alumnae and friends enabled us to name the five new residences Griffith Cottages, which we announced during the farewell tea held for Betsy in April. With the dedication and support of the Madeira community, the transition to new leadership continues to go smoothly. Pilar assumed the position of Head of School on July 1st and is now living in The Land. We are excited to have such an experienced leader at Madeira, and we are looking forward to working with Pilar. The annual report that follows illustrates why The Madeira School remains strong and excels in the education of young women: it is your support of The Madeira Fund, your contributions to capital projects such as Griffith Cottages, your willingness to fortify the School’s endowment and your membership in the Greenway Society that enable the School to make tangible what begin as hopes, wishes and dreams. We will continue to rely on your support in the years ahead and know that you will continue to make Madeira one of your very highest philanthropic priorities. The following pages list the names of the donors and volunteers who generously supported the mission and values of The Madeira School. On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for investing in Madeira and for joining with us to make the School a place that continues to transform the lives of so many young women. Sincerely,

Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76 President, Board of Directors

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ThE MAdEiRA SchOOL remains financially strong in spite ExpEN sEs Financial of the economic turmoil of the past two years caused by the Aid Great Recession. The School ended the 2009 – 2010 fiscal year Faculty Summer 12% Salaries with a balanced budget and a small surplus. All major revPrograms 32% 9% enue and expense programs performed at or near budgeted expectations. This success was due primarily to the School’s ability to remain fully enrolled, the continuing generosity of 29% Facilities the Madeira community, and to the administration’s efforts to Operations 18% & Other General control costs. The School’s endowment, however, did decline Expenses Admin. from $56 million at its height to a low of $41 million at June 30, 2009. Fortunately the endowment has partially recovered and stood at nearly $46 million on June 30, 2010. R EVENUE For the current school year (2010 – 2011) the Board and Summer Programs the administration worked very hard to approve an operating The Madeira budget that continues the outstanding “Madeira experience” 10% Fund 8% for all the girls while remaining sensitive to current economic realities and future uncertainties. The Board approved a con19% servative budget that included selective budget reductions, Endowment the reduction of one administrative position and a tuition 63% & Other increase of 2.5%, the lowest increase in thirty years. We were Tuition Income still able to provide a modest salary increase for the lowestpaid teachers and staff, while freezing the salaries of campus residents. The strength of the enrollment is noteworthy with 316 students, 172 boarders and 144 day students, and the capacity of the dormitories at 100%. Again this year, the success of this year’s budget will depend on The Madeira Fund, comprising approximately 8% of the budget. Maintaining and improving the buildings and grounds of our unique campus is a major responsibility. In May, the new Waste Water Treatment Plant was completed on time and under budget at $4.5 million. During the summer, the old plant was dismantled and the site near Difficult Run has been reforested. During the year, the Madeira community enthusiastically responded to the opportunity to contribute to the building of five faculty houses that are named Griffith Cottages in honor of Betsy Griffith’s twenty-two year tenure as Headmistress. The houses are scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011. The summer also witnessed the restoration of the eastern horse paddocks along Georgetown Pike, a result of the generous support of The Friends of Riding. The Board remains committed to strengthening the School financially, maintaining tuition rates at affordable levels, funding competitive faculty salaries, providing sufficient financial aid and addressing deferred facilities maintenance needs. Respectfully submitted,

h. Braughn Taylor, Ph.d. Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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b oaR d of d iREctoR s 2009 – 2010 Katherine Armstrong P’10 President, Parents’ Association Alice Ayres ’91 Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73 Tamera Smith Brown ’83 Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03 Carolyn Alford Cason ’69 Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66 Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75 Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis ’64 Arthur Dean P’08,’11 Frances von Stade Downing ’74 Elisabeth Griffith, Ph.D. Headmistress Robert Harriman P’07

Lori E. Parker ’82 Board of Directors Volunteer serve on The Madeira School Board of

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Directors because of the lasting impact of

Elizabeth Meehan Hewitt ’92 Laura Walton Hirschfeld ’84 President, Alumnae Association Priscilla Payne Hurd ’38, P’68 Director Emerita

my Madeira experience, both personally

Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76 President

and professionally. In addition to an exceptional

Nancy Miller Montgomery ’60

educational environment, Madeira offered me a nurturing community conducive to the development of valuable leadership qualities, a commit-

Misti Mukherjee ’84, P’13 Lori Parker ’82 David Parks P’10,’12 Co-Chair, Parents’ Fund Clark Ragsdale P’07

ment to service, and life-long friendships. I now

Mary Cosby Rinehart ’57

contribute my time and expertise in the form

Jennifer Evers Shakeshaft ’91

of Board service as a way of giving back to the

Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 Vice President, Alumnae Association

Madeira community. As a director, I have the privilege of working closely with the entire Board

Betsy Licht Turner ’77 Thomas Vandeveer P’07

to ensure the sustainability of Madeira as a

Linda Clark Waterman ’58

diverse and exemplary academic community that

Daniel Wellington P’02

provides effective and ethical leaders of tomorrow

G. Cabell Williams, III P’07,’11

with the tools and confidence needed to make a difference in the global community.” LoRi E. paRkER ’82 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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of the School’s annual operating revenue. The endow-

ment, held in trust and invested in perpetuity, provides support for the many programs and offerings that comprise the outstanding education the School offers. The principal of the endowment is invested for long-term growth to serve present and future generations of students. Due to the generous support of our donors and careful stewardship of their gifts, the fund was valued at nearly $46 million as of June 30, 2010. Included in this total are over eighty named endowment funds that are used in perpetuity to provide financial aid, enhance faculty compensation, and address other needs of the School. A named endowed fund or named scholarship fund can be established with a minimum gift of $50,000 and is an excellent way to honor a classmate, honor your treasured time at Madeira, or show your continuing support of the School. Donations can also be made to existing funds. For more information on how to establish an endowed fund at Madeira or to make a gift to a current fund, please contact the Development Office at (703) 556-8221.

“i LoVE reading poetry and discussing it. Our small classes allow all the girls to participate and share how they feel about a piece of poetry. Thank you for giving us such a great educational foundation.”

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50th Anniversary Faculty Salaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,242,257.41

Master Teachership — Cain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$41,988.49

H B Martin Faculty Salary Endowment Fund . . . . . . . . . . . .$55,616.58

Master Teachership — Brown-Hovey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$41,952.61

The DeSole Family Endowment Fund for Faculty Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,032,748.17

Master Teachership — Hurd II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$62,539.02

DeSole Family Endowed Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,030,854.84

Hurd Charitable Lead Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,575,018.78

Millicent Rex Chair for History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,039,839.09

50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299,461.84

Hurd Athletic Sustenance Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$925,556.00

Alumnae Daughter Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$115,246.33

Barbara Keyser Co-Curriculum Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$775,950.13

Madge Barclay Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,353.55

Melville Endowed Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$543,760.29

Andrew Holman Baxter Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . .$21,367.18

Honchor-Thompson Science Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$257,627.46

Deborah Loeb Brice ’63 Endowed Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$541,885.28

Celeste Hale Casey ’45 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$81,711.19

Saltzman Faculty Enrichment and Landauer Family Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$283,594.65

The Circle Scholarship Endowed Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$823,695.53

Allegra Maynard Endowed Headmistress’s Chair . . . . . .$976,647.29

Helen Cresap Comly ’20 and Ann Comly Eberstadt ’46 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$65,396.45

Madeira Fund for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$120,509.22

Louise Pinkerton Conover ’13 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,303.57

Hellene Kingsley Memorial Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,868.08

Mary Cecily Corcoran ’63 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$55,361.62

Margaret Waller ’10 Horticulture Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,019.34

Katherine Crispell ’40 Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . .$965,647.02

Sullivan Maintenance Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,866.44

Dewitt Wallace-Readers’ Digest Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . .$145,727.79

Bonnie Garland ’74 Music Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$57,009.45

Eells Family Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,416.09

Sarah Petit Daignault ’66 Technology Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,295.99

Florence Ely Nelson ’49 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,305.01

Unrestricted Endowment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,170,847.42

Betty Grace Everett ’38 Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . .$65,606.80

Korean Families Endowment Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$52,779.13

Elizabeth Coonley Faulkner ’20 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,137.99

Sara Spalding Endowed Fellowship Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,526.63

Blair Wiley Fishwick Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . .$31,046.89

von Stade-Downing Arts Enrichment Fund . . . . . . . . . . . .$269,507.66

Mona Blodgett Gaillard ’19 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,419.13

The Mimi Griffin Crowell ’43 Fund for the Creative Arts . . .$111,488.62

Elizabeth Hughes Gossett ’25 Memorial Scholarship . . . .$55,246.54

Lehrman Endowment Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$91,486.32

Terry Huffington Dittman ’72 Scholarship I . . . . . . . . . . . .$289,934.69

Board Designated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,488,790.05

Terry Huffington Dittman ’72 Scholarship II . . . . . . . . . . .$289,934.69

Huffington Endowed Fund for Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . .$228,337.78

Elizabeth Burbank Heartfield Scholarship Fund . . . . . . . . .$68,098.07

JAL Riding Show Scholarship Endowment . . . . . . . . . . . . .$108,281.59

Priscilla Payne Hurd ’38 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$146,309.18

Christianne B. Johnson ’84 Memorial Fund . . . . . . . . . . . .$198,682.66 John D. Deardorff Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500,010.52 The Memorial Endowment Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$183,578.52 Ruth Katz Book Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$62,905.35 The Madeira School Speaker’s Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$240,834.59 Student Activities Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$67,269.10 Mary van Beuren Seavey and the Class of 1952 Fund . . . .$54,659.29

Caroline Schumann Mark ’36 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$124,570.71 Joan Selden Mathews ’37 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,325.49 Allegra Maynard Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$283,041.11 Harriet Meyer Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$95,252.21 Minorities Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,506.58 Julie Williams Mullen ’51 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,093.81

Julienne Michel and Class of 1959 Memorial Fund . . . . . .$17,300.58

Nancy Alyea ’49 and Elizabeth Schiebel ’88 Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$96,099.18

Master Teachership — Elle West Freeman Foundation . . .$64,530.72

Nancy Baxter Skallerup ’42 Memorial Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . .$187,885.03

Master Teachership — Knobloch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45,668.04 Master Teachership — Prince Charitable Trusts . . . . . . . . . .$80,704.38

Marion Rockefeller Stone ’45 Endowed Scholarship Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$405,070.56

Master Teachership — Hurd I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$54,502.88

Unrestricted Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,354,863.98

Master Teachership — Willson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45,412.62

Margaret Walker Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,631.76

Master Teachership — Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58,290.93

Lucy Madeira Wing Memorial Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . .$131,588.16

Master Teachership — Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$49,769.77

Moira Archbold O’Connor Riding Endowment Fund . . . .$62,181.87

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maintain Madeira’s margin of excellence by supporting our operating budget and providing other much-needed resources. Income from these funds supports faculty and staff salaries, the financial aid program, the Madeira campus, and all that the School offers its students.

Friends of Riding Anonymous (2) Janet & Alexander Floyd P’00

Jung Yoon Jang & Young Jae Hu P’12

Elizabeth Meehan Hewitt ’92

Junhee Yoo & Jong-ik Hwang P’10

Judith Kirby ’49, P’77

Soo Mi Lim & Sung Won Jeon P’12

Carol Maytag Madeley ’73

Mi Ok Park & Dong Kim P’10

Olivia & Thomas McDonough P’05

Young Ja & Jin Hak Kim P’11

Catherine Stone ’69

Jin-Sook Lee & Kwang-Ho Kim P’10,’11

Ann May Via ’50 hurd charitable Lead Trust Priscilla Payne Hurd ’38, P’68 Janet Kneipp Poetry Fund Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70 & David Osborn P’98 Julienne Michel & class of 1959 Memorial Fund Jockey Hollow Foundation

Sung Hee Park & Kyung Chul Kim P’12 Hyun Oh & Sung Bae Kim P’10 Jin Byung Choi & Byung Bae Lee P’12 Soon Im & Dongwoo Lee P’12

Madge Barclay Memorial Scholarship Katherine Walker Butterfield ’58 Mary van Beuren Seavey & the class of 1952 Fund Nancy Blair D’Angelo ’52 & Michael D’Angelo GP’03 Carolyn Bryan Goodrich ’52 Moira Archbold O’connor Riding Endowment Fund Sally Castleman ’68 Restricted Giving Katherine & Paul Armstrong P’10 Catherine & Joseph Arzadon Julia & Thomas Avent, Jr. Maryam & Fred Baradari Joan & Bruce Barrow

Young-boon & Jai-seong Lee P’10

Kristin Cabral & Joe Beaulieu

Eun Joo & Kyu Sung Lee P’11

Teri & Frank Bennett

Bo Kyung Han & Kyung Mu Lee P’13

Deborah & Christopher Boniface

Hea Won Hahn & Sung Kyu Lee P’12

Sybil & Joe Caldwell

Ann Nitze

Seung Yeon Han & Soo Hyun Lew P’11

Kristine & Rene Chaze

Jae Barlow Roosevelt ’59, P’84,’86

Myung Gum & Kyung Duk Park P’11

Marina Amat & Gregory Conran

Jeannie Rutherfoord

Regina Chae & Kwon Hyu Rhie P’11

Juliana Dunlap & James Corrigan

Ellen Gleason Tilney ’59

Myung Nam & Jai Sung Yoo P’13

Carol Powers & Donato Coyer

Betsy Michel

Korean Families Endowment Fund Seung Im Son & Won Myong Bahk P’11 So Young Yu & Sae Hun Chang P’10

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Eileen Harkness ’05

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Sung Hae Yoon & Ki Rok Choi P’12

Louise Pinkerton ’13 conover Scholarship Anne Carson P’76

Caroline & Liam Coakley

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Saltzman Faculty Enrichment & Landauer Family Fund Barbara Landauer Widdoes ’45, P’69 Unrestricted Bequests The Estate of Stephen Gardner The Estate of Anne Tobin Perry P’60 Unrestricted Endowment Elizabeth & Bruce Amsbary P’01 Maya Scott ’99 Unrestricted Planned Gifts Fund The Estate of Annie Dreymann Wilson ’32 Unrestricted Scholarship Marion Nimick Silbert ’72, P’04

Kathleen Mikitko Tina & Bijan Moazami Lee & Bill Moser Laura O’Brien Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12

iN ho N o R a Nd MEMo RiaL Gifts in memory of Louise Pinkerton conover ’13 Anne Carson P’76

Maile & Hisham Ramzi Anna Hart Rogers ’91 & Ted Rogers Erica & Ted Schmitz Jennifer Dunfee & Andrew Sharp Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 Stirling Cassidy Smith ’77

in honor of Elisabeth Griffith Julia Schieffelin ’61 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 in honor of catalina Keilhauer Joyce & Henry Harris P’03,’09 in honor of Kathryn McGroarty Joyce & Henry Harris P’03,’09

Anne & Frank Spasoff Cameron Proffitt Taylor ’86 Cris Ternisky & Mark Luposello Heidi Tigchelaar Noelle & Stephen Topetzes Parinaz Mirfakhraie & Eugene Walters Dori & Peter Wantula Gretchen Lowe & Ove Westerheim Jill & Burton White Jennifer & Michael Wood

in memory of Julienne Michel ’59 Betsy Michel Ann Nitze Jeannie Rutherfoord Ellen Gleason Tilney ’59 in memory of Moira Archbold O’connor ’68 Sally Castleman ’68 in memory of Nancy Mann Sanson ’50, P’82 Diana Sanson ’82

Patti & Eric Yoder † denotes donor who is deceased

koR EaN fa MiL iEs ENd ow MEN t fUNd Over the past thirty-five years, The Madeira School has been enriched by the many Korean students who have attended and graduated from the School. Their families have supported the School’s mission and trusted the School to provide a nurturing, supportive and safe environment to their daughters, who in most cases are far from their families and homes in Korea. The Korean Families Endowment Fund, which was established in 2008 with gifts from more than thirty donors, recognizes the strong bond that has been built between Madeira and our Korean families, and the hope that this bond will grow even stronger in the years ahead. The Fund supports the School’s unrestricted endowment and what the Board determines each year to be Madeira’s highest priorities.

The Madeira School’s development Office has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this annual report is accurate. despite our sincerest efforts to avoid errors, they may occasionally occur. if you were a contributor to Madeira for 2009– 2010 and your name has been misspelled, listed incorrectly, or mistakenly omitted, we apologize and hope you will contact us at 703-556-8221.

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June after twenty-two years as Madeira’s Headmistress, and in response to a need for more faculty housing on campus,

a total of 345 Madeira alumnae, parents, past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff and other friends of the School contributed $2,435,316 to the Cottages for Community initiative. Including the $500,000 grant that Mary Mae Foundation awarded to Madeira in May 2008, a total of $2,935,316 was raised, thus exceeding the announced goal of $2.1 million by $835,316. Site preparations for the five cottages, which the Board of Directors announced will be called “Griffith Cottages,” began in July 2010. Construction is scheduled to be com-

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pleted and the cottages ready for occupancy by spring 2011. These cottages, which will make it possible for five additional faculty members and their families to live on campus, will be located directly behind the faculty houses known as “The Beeches” and will extend the residential neighborhood in that part of the campus. a sa LUt E to b Etsy GR iffit h Madeira’s Alumnae and Development Office, enlisted the help of key volunteers to form the Committee to Salute Betsy Griffith, also known as the Salute Committee. Members included: Katherine Armstrong P’10, Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73, Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75, Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76, Nancy Rosebush P’98,’00, and Perry Carpenter Wheelock ’69, P’98,’01. The committee met twice a month for a year and worked on everything from planning regional farewell events, to overseeing the details of Betsy’s Farewell Tea Party on Madeira’s campus. Most importantly, the committee continuously worked to raise funds for Griffith Cottages through personal solicitations and by overseeing the Cottages direct mail appeal. The Salute Committee’s hard work paid off and Betsy Griffith finished her twenty-two years as Madeira’s Headmistress in style.

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Thomas Bryan

Eleanor McGowin Adams ’58, GP’10

Julianne Fanning Brykczynski ’80

Grace Adams ’10

Yvette Burley P’10

Barbara & John Adams

Dorinda & Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03

Susan Ramsey Aldrich ’85

Caroline Burwell ’93

Denise & Harry Allen P’10

Julia Cadwallender ’05

Peggy Sheldon Anderson ’37 & James Anderson, Jr. P’74

Calvert Asset Management Co., Inc.

Rosemarie & Richard Andreano, Jr. P’06,’08

Tara Kerr Carter ’94

Katherine & Paul Armstrong P’10 Jenna Ashley ’85 Nancy Marshall Athey ’68 Barbara Bruns-Bachrach & Miguel Bachrach P’08 Anne Huyler Baker ’67 Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73 Marjorie & Gerald Barnett P’90,’94,’97 Mary Alice McGowin Beck ’72 Robbie Oxnard Bent ’83 June Biedler ’43 Inez Noble Black ’60 Margaret Heun Bradford ’64 Elizabeth & John Breyer, Jr. P’04 Deborah Loeb Brice ’63 Lisa Rarick & Peter Bross P’07 Catherine Stewart Brown ’82 Tamera Smith Brown ’83 Wanda Brownlee ’72 Sophie Bryan

Ruth Taylor Campbell ’37, P’61,’64 Lynn Stein Cassady ’80 Diana Chace ’67 Karen Chaffee Patricia Purcell Chappell ’50 Sarah Chasnovitz ’97 Sung Hae Yoon & Ki Rok Choi P’12 Seseoria & YoungWoo Choi P’10 Jeanne Chou ’91 Ethel Peirce Churchill ’64 Antonia Ianniello & George Chuzi P’03 Patricia Phelps de Cisneros ’65 Sarah Strong Clapp ’46 Melanie McCaffree Clark ’92 Meredyth Cole Laura Truettner Coles ’76 Celia Faulkner Crawford ’54 Mary Campbell Crockett P’75 Ayse Uzer Crowley ’88 Elinore Brown Croyder ’52 Wendy Chinn Curtis ’60 Robin Cutler ’62

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Anne Murray Gambal ’81 & Paul Gambal P’10

Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66

Susan & Whitney Ganz P’05

Michele Dandrea

Emily Gerdelman ’03

Taylor French Lutz ’98

David Houston

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Caroline Ray Hovey ’67 & Thomas Hovey P’87, ’99

Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75

Jane Treman Gilbert ’48

Terry Huffington ’72 & Ralph Dittman P’07

CeCe Davenport ’89

Lisa Feldman Goldstein ’85

Jane Hulbert

Joan & Ernie Davenport P’09

Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon ’98

Mary Gerstenberg Hulitar ’44

Siobhan Howard Davenport ’89 & Corey Davenport

Courtney Gorrell ’04

Kathleen Humphreys ’06

Catherine & Warren Gorrell, Jr. P’01,’04

Priscilla Payne Hurd ’38, P’68

Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis ’64

Jane Soyster Gould ’74

Mary Draper Janney ’38

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Maria Nyhart Dahlman ’67

Renee Dagseth ’75

Ann Renzy Maclean ’89 Nancy Magnus M.A. Mahoney Nancy Strong Mangan ’42 Joanna Franco Marsh ’94 Ellen Fishwick Martin ’66 Mary Mae Foundation Dudley von Stade Mason ’71 Laura & Ted May P’10

Jessica Dawson ’90 Ester Day P’77,’79,’82,’87 Jeff Dayton

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Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr. P’11

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Debra & Arthur Dean P’08,’11 Gaither Smoot Deaton ’88 Thomas DeLaFleur Mary Boney Denison ’74 Josephine Diemond

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Number of donors to Griffith cottages

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Number of people who attended one of the regional Betsy farewell events

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Number of people who attended Betsy’s Farewell Tea Party on campus

$2,935,316

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Marylou Brewster & William Dillinger P’08 Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90 Pamela Cushing Donner ’47 Josephine & Ben Doubleday GP’11 Frances von Stade Downing ’74 DRC Charitable Foundation Caroline Wood Duell ’59, P’84 Marion & John duPont P’12

Patricia Lawson Gow ’53

Whitney Brown Jones ’87

Elizabeth Whipp Grau ’94

Denise Rechter & Glenn Kamber P’08

Perrin Moorhead Grayson ’68

Kate Kamber ’08

Alva Greenberg ’70

Lynde Sudduth Karin ’58 & Michael Karin P’81

Denise Gremillion Christina O’Dunne Griffin ’62 Janet & David Griffith

Margaret & James Durkin

Katherine Alexander Grimes ’49 & Paul Grimes P’76

Constance Comly Ellis ’52

Grace Guggenheim ’77

Pamela & William Enos P’98,’06

Pamela & Edward Hamer

ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc.

Joan Hoddick Hand ’41

Christine & Michael Fallon P’06 Falls Run Family Foundation

Julia Merrell Harris ’49 & Forest Harris P’70, GP’03

Alicia & Joseph Falzon P’98,’09

Lois Cowles Harrison ’52

Kate Armfield Fannon ’84

Susan Harrison

Carolyn Grant Fay ’32

Elizabeth Heimbach

Linda Fendley P’97

Ann Chase Hendrie ’44

Martin Ferrell

Holly Meckel Henry ’79

Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87

Elizabeth Meehan Hewitt ’92

Joan Humphreville Fitzgibbon ’68

Jane Hewson ’73

Penny & James Fleming P’08

Anne Coe Heyniger ’52

Rachel Fleming ’08

Emma Hill ’70

Sherry & William Flippin P’00

Katherine Hillas

Janet & Alexander Floyd P’00

Kodiak Hill-Davis ’01

Maureen Callahan-Rohowsky Forman ’92

Lauren Rosebush Hilyard ’00

Catherine Collins Hillenbrand ’66

Anne Fitch Foulkes ’52

Laura Walton Hirschfeld ’84

Patricia Glatfelter Foulkrod ’62 Anne Curtis Fredericks ’43, P’73

Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn ’41 & Fred Hirschhorn, Jr. P’78

Mary & David Frediani P’11

Valerie Smith Holberton ’62

Sandra & Dennis Friedman P’03

Haeri Kang & Jeyun Hong P’09

Pat & John Friend P’10

Page Hopkins ’81

Janet & Walter Fuchs P’06

Caroline Parker Hoppin ’55

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Susanne Sweeney Kayyali ’60 Anne Glazebrook Kehoe ’50

Sarah Mayo ’08 Emmy & Dennis McArver P’86,’90 Olivia & Thomas McDonough P’05 Bettie McGowin ’60, P’88 Susan & Earl McGowin, Jr. P’88 Elizabeth McGowin ’72 Essie McGowin ’95

Elizabeth Dickson Kennedy ’63 & Bingham Kennedy P’89

Florence McGowin ’56

Merel Kennedy ’89

Joan Chilcott McKenna ’46

Kathleen & Kenneth Kies P’07

Denise & James Medford

Carol & Peter Kirby P’93

Valerie Meuleners P’11

Heather Muir Kirby ’77

Margery Abegg Mico ’42

Claudine Kuhn Klose ’69 & Christopher Klose P’00

Ann Miller

Jaime Koepsell ’91

Virginia Miller

Susan & William Kristol P’03

Warren Moore Miller ’68

Ginna & Knute Miller P’04

Alice Brown Lacey ’61

J.C. & Neil Milner P’99

Mariette Walker Ladd ’44 & Delano Ladd, Jr. P’71

Reed Montague ’82 Nancy Miller Montgomery ’60

Catherine Grubbs Laws ’75

Lucy McGowin Moore ’78

Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76

Almena McGowin Morgan ’88

Young-boon & Jai-seong Lee P’10

Mary Rockefeller Morgan ’56

Yunhi Kim & Keun-Ho Lee P’12

Stewart Moss

Eun Joo & Kyu Sung Lee P’11

Misti Mukherjee ’84 & Mike Williams P’13

Bo Kyung Han & Kyung Mu Lee P’13 Yun Haeng Lee

Henrietta Wiggins Muller ’88

Gretchen Lipke ’84

The Estate of Marcia Myers

Whitney Little ’02

Patricia Roberts Naguib ’47

Elizabeth Wray Longino ’74 & George Longino, III P’05

True Nicolson ’10

Mary & Laurance Longtin P’13

True McGowin Nicolson ’75 & Norman Nicolson P’10

Lynn Loving

Eliza Niemann-Hodge ’76

Michele Lowell

Julia O’Brien ’69

The Madeira School’s development Office has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this annual report is accurate. despite our sincerest efforts to avoid errors, they may occasionally occur. if you were a contributor to Madeira for 2009– 2010 and your name has been misspelled, listed incorrectly, or mistakenly omitted, we apologize and hope you will contact us at 703-556-8221.


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Eleanor Rubottom Odden ’61 Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70 & David Osborn P’98 Lisa Ostrich ’75 Monica Palmer Muriel Selden Paris ’36, P’58, GP’81 Sharon Collins Park ’66 & Robert Park P’94,’01 Lori Parker ’82 Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12 Nancy & John Penson P’64,’66,’70 Joan Hulme Perera ’58 Laura Holmes Peters ’77 Leslie & Alan Peterson P’12 Louise Holland Peterson ’75 Elizabeth Richmond Phelps ’52 Phineas W. Sprague Memorial Foundation Katherine Piggott-Tooke ’99 Carol Corrado & Hugh Pitcher P’03 Cricket Potter ’78 Gail & Daniel Prescott P’02 Helen Prichett

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• Newport, Rhode Island (July 2009): Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75, Diana Cochrane Prince ’62, P’93, and Perry Carpenter Wheelock ’69, P’98,’01 • Jackson Hole, Wyoming (August 2009): Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90 • Santa Fe, New Mexico (August 2009): Michelle Malek Olson ’86 • Virginia Beach, Virginia (October 2009): Elizabeth McInnis Browne ’55 and Kimmy Timolat Short ’59 • Boston, Massachusetts (October 2009): Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis ’64

Dorothea & Clark Ragsdale P’07 Janus & Stephen Ramp P’05 Shoshana Raskas ’01 Gail Potts Rawl ’50, P’75 Julia Brooks Reed ’54 & Clarke Reed P’78 Reed Family Charitable Trust

Julia & Paul Reneau P’11 Regina Chae & Kwon Hyu Rhie P’11 Deana & Elliot Rhodeside P’98

Sarah Gardner Ridgway ’70

Danielle Stockton ’09 Marion Rockefeller Stone ’45, P’69 Sara Taylor Swift ’48, P’69 Christine Szala Grace Taveras ’07 Braughn Taylor Zanna Taylor-Ugi P’11 Patricia Terrell The Prince Charitable Trusts The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The Rocksprings Foundation Maurine Keller Thornton ’87 Susan Piggott & Michael Tooke P’99 Marree Shore Townsend ’73 Betsy Licht Turner ’77

• Seattle, Washington (February 2010): Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53 & Lawrence Hughes P’81

Honor & Thomas Vandeveer P’07

Sallie Harper Vance ’54 Liz Culbreth & John Vanderstar P’81,’84,’86 Audrey & David Walker P’82 Margaret Bodine Wallis ’58 Amanda Foster Washburn ’47

• Los Angeles, California (February 2010): Susan & Whitney Ganz P’05 • San Francisco, California (February 2010): Erika Litchfield Elliott ’89

Linda Clark Waterman ’58 Ellen & George Watson, Jr. P’05 Kathryn & Gary Weeden P’98 Bettie Studer Weinstein ’88 Laura & Daniel Wellington P’02

• Nashville, Tennessee (April 2010): Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73 & Barry Banker • New York, New York (May 2010): Barbara Putnam ’72

Mary Cosby Rinehart ’57

Christina Weppner ’66 Perry Carpenter Wheelock ’69, P’98,’01 Katherine & G. Cabell Williams, III P’07,’11 Holland Williams ’83

Lorraine & J. Robinson P’87 Lesley Woodberry Robinson ’79

Melissa & Geoffrey Stearn P’13 Christine & Daniel Stockton P’09

• Vero Beach, Florida (January 2010): Judith Upton Goddard ’44 and Virginia de Ganahl Russell ’49, GP’08,’13

Cri-Cri Richards ’02 Margaret & Scott Richards P’13

Monica Stallworth-Kolimas P’06 Sarah Starling Wessels ’86

Deborah Owen Turner ’55

Hope & John Reese P’86,’88 Sheila Reilly

Julie Sprague ’66, P’98

Emelia & Albert Timpo P’02

• Palm Beach, Florida (January 2010): Dorinda & Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03 and Betsy Licht Turner ’77 & Wallace Turner

Kendra Novick Priest ’90 Diana Cochrane Prince ’62 & Frederick Prince P’93

Suzanne Moorhead Spencer ’58

Elizabeth Gilmor Shaw Wills ’55 Barbara & Karl Saunders P’99

Catherine Harris Shraga ’70

Elizabeth Hirschhorn Wilson ’78 Janet Wilson P’51

Natalie Romanoff ’02

Sally Sawyer ’69

Marion Nimick Silbert ’72, P’04

Nancy & James Rosebush P’98,’00

Nancy Alyea Schiebel ’49, P’88

Patricia Silverman

Josephine Grasselli Winter ’49

Marilyn & Emanuel Rouvelas

Julia Schieffelin ’61

Brenda Slaughter-Reynolds ’83

Joan Wise ’85

Virginia de Ganahl Russell ’49 & Charles Kimmel GP’08,’13 Elizabeth Schreiner Salmon ’77 Sheila Sampath ’86 Kafi N. Sanders ’95 Diana Sanson ’82 & Benjamin Compton

Mary Winters Schlendorf ’57

Gail Grant Slingluff ’55

John Wisner

Dana Schmidt ’80

Mairin Burke Smith ’99

Leslie & Andre Withers

Sandra Garcia & Gary Serota P’08

Sandra & Paul Smith P’95

Caroline Wood ’81

Jennifer Evers Shakeshaft ’91

Elizabeth Sokolov

Joy Every & Gary Wortman P’06,’12

Kathryn Shedrick ’90

Margaret & George Sotos P’11

Myung Nam & Jai Sung Yoo P’13

Kimmy Timolat Short ’59

Charlotte Wilcox Southwick ’41

Clelia LeBoutillier Zacharias ’68

Katherine Hobson Southworth ’53

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he name of The Land comes from a poem admired by Miss

Madeira: Vita Sackville-West’s “The Land.” In 1932 Miss Madeira moved to The Land with her stepchildren, Mary and

Wilson Wing. She lived there until she died in 1960, three years after she retired. Because she was still living at The Land, another house had to be built for the new headmistress, Miss Maynard. The Hill, completed in 1960, was the residence of the next four heads of school: Allegra Maynard, Marian Smith, Barbara Keyser and Jean Harris. During that time, 1960 – 1981, The Land was occupied by various faculty members and their families.

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In preparation for a new Head of School occupying The Land in July, 2010, extensive renovations of this historic building began in January, 2010 and were completed in time for Pilar Cabeza de Vaca to reside there in July. This work was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75 and at-cost contributions of cabinetry by Reico Kitchen and Bath Company, which is owned by Madeira parents Mollie and Richard Maresco P’08,’12. The updated kitchen enables The Land to be restored to its former role as not only a residence for the Head of School, but also as a place where alumnae, students and parents can gather for the teas and other kinds of social events that Miss Madeira so much enjoyed hosting.

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Waldron Faulkner selected to be the architect for The Madeira School. He designs The Land, as well as the original ten buildings around The Oval

1932

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1932 – 1960

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Miss Madeira resides in The Land until her death

1960 – 1981

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Various faculty members and their families reside in The Land

1981 – 1988

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Headmaster Charlie Saltzman and his family occupy The Land

1988 – 2004. . . . . . • Headmistress Elisabeth Griffith lives in The Land with her family 2004 – 2010 2010

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Various administrators occupy The Land Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Madeira’s newly appointed Head of School, moves into The Land

Because our records are not complete, we would love for you to send us your recollections of who lived at The Land when you were at Madeira. Please email your memories to Archivist Rebecca Brooks at rbrooks@madeira.org.

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Madeira relies on the support and generosity of our community members each and every year as they make gifts to The Madeira Fund, our annual giving program. These gifts cover approximately 8% of the School’s operating budget. Without this support from our alumnae, parents (current and past), grandparents, and friends, Madeira would not be able to offer the many wonderful programs and opportunities currently made available to the girls. This past year was no exception, and thanks to the nearly 1900 donors who made their gifts, The 2009 –2010 Madeira Fund raised a total of $1,453,335. Leadership Gift Club donors contributed $1,223,411, 84% of the total dollars raised. Alumnae contributed $1,001,488 and increased their participation from 26% to 28% with the help of the renewed Class Agent Program. Reunion classes, those ending in 5 and 0, gave a total of $310,946. Our Parents’ Fund was extremely successful, surpassing its goals and raising $302,119 with a total of 86% of the current parents participating. The inaugural Senior Parent Gift Program raised $104,491 towards the Parents’ Fund. Many thanks to our Parents’ Fund leaders Dave and Annalisa Parks P’10, ’12 and Robi Tamargo P’10. Many thanks to each and every one of our donors who made a gift to The 2009 –2010 Madeira Fund. Your support allows the School to carry on Miss Madeira’s mission of educating young women for the world we live in today. L Ea d E R s h ip Gif t cLUb do N oR s We would like to extend a special thanks to the Leadership Gift Club Donors whose extraordinary gifts play a significant role in the future of our School and lay the foundation for a strong base of support for Madeira. FOUNDER’S CIRCLE ($50,000 AND ABOVE)

Nelcy & Jeffery Valcourt P’10

Kimberly Hughes ’81

Laura & Daniel Wellington P’02

Mary Gerstenberg Hulitar ’44

Nancy Upjohn Woodworth ’49 & Thomas Woodworth P’76,’76

Anne Hale Johnson ’41 & Arthur Johnson P’77,’84

Sallie Perkins Sullivan ’55, P’78

Ingrid Rockefeller Kirkland ’81

CENTENNIAL CLUB ($2,500 – $4,999) Katherine & Paul Armstrong P’10 Carliss Baldwin ’68

Anne & Ken Krieg P’13

Marcia van der Voort Bates ’52, GP’92

HEADMISTRESS’ CIRCLE ($25,000 – $49,999)

1906 SOCIETY ($5,000 – $9,999)

Riea & Steven Lainoff P’99

Catharine Bieser Black ’55, P’82 †

Deborah Loeb Brice ’63

Anonymous (2)

Phoebe Lang ’85

Lisa Rarick & Peter Bross P’07

Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75

Katherine & Osmar Abib, Jr. P’12

May Wall & Walter Lynch P’12

Lisa & Paul Brown P’13

Sharon Saul Davis ’78

Elisabeth Hadden Alexander ’46 & Quentin Alexander P’71,’75

Julia Jones Matthews ’36

Knobby Knobloch Brown ’50, P’78

Lisa Meyer ’60

Gay Buhl Buck ’50

Elizabeth Quainton Anderman ’85

Mary Rockefeller Morgan ’56

Dorinda & Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03

Nancy Marshall Athey ’68

Abby & George O’Neill P’76

Barbara Hurlbert Cantwell ’60

Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73

Audrey Wallace Otto ’54

Diane & David Chow P’10

Inez Noble Black ’60

Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12

Virginia Parker Clagett ’61

Anonymous

Frances DuBose Bohlayer ’56, P’83

Emily & David Powell P’13

Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66

Elizabeth McInnis Browne ’55

Tracy Savage ’66

Joyce Kelley Constantine ’47, P’76,’80, GP’06

CeCe Davenport ’89

Cornelia Slemp Burgess ’55

Ingrid Schneider ’85

Sally Fishburn Crockett ’48

Eleanore Leavitt De Sole ’68 & Domenico De Sole P’00,’02

Judith Loeb Chiara ’45, P’62,’68

Kimmy Timolat Short ’59

Wendy Chinn Curtis ’60

Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr. P’11

Marion Rockefeller Stone ’45, P’69

Dorothy Jemison Day ’57 Kelly & Daniel Decker P’11

Karen & Robert Harriman P’07 Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53 & Lawrence Hughes P’81

BOXWOOD CIRCLE ($10,000 – $24,999)

Elaine Grasselli Hadden ’49, P’76

Lurita & Doug Doan P’06,’11

The Cowles Charitable Trust

Daphne & Stuart Himelfarb P’10

Jane & Charles Fink P’13

Maurine Keller Thornton ’87

Frances von Stade Downing ’74

Jung Yoon Jang & Young Jae Hu P’12

Anne Murray Gambal ’81 & Paul Gambal P’10

Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky ’59

Helen Thom Edwards ’53

Linda Clark Waterman ’58

Priscilla Endicott ’46, P’78

Cynthia Comly Montague ’49 & Theodore Montague, Jr. P’71

Julia Strelitz Hansen ’56

Sage Wheeler ’83

Mary & David Frediani P’11

Lois Cowles Harrison ’52

Coke Anne Murchison Wilcox ’70

Sandra & Dennis Friedman P’03

Nancy Miller Montgomery ’60

Catherine McElvain Harvey ’57, P’87

Elizabeth Wattles Wilkes ’78

Margaret & David Gardner P’12

Louise Stillman Lehrman ’58

Joan Hulme Perera ’58

Sharon Malone & Eric Holder P’11

Valerie Williams ’56

Catherine Rocco Goodwin ’87

Gail Grant Slingluff ’55

Page Hopkins ’81

Paula Ridley Wilson ’50

Catherine & Warren Gorrell, Jr. P’01,’04

Peggy & Tom Styer P’10

Ann Huessener ’73, P’03,’10

Elisabeth Griffith

The Martha Gaines & Russell Wehrle Memorial Foundation

Terry Huffington ’72 & Ralph Dittman P’07

Patricia & Wilson Griffith P’12

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Seung Im Son & Won Myong Bahk P’11

Siobhan Howard Davenport ’89 & Corey Davenport

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Devi Sardjito & Susanto Hartanto P’04,’13

Eleanor Johnson Estes ’96 & Claude Estes, IV P’09

Jennifer Gifford Bainbridge ’92

Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis ’64

John Estes, III P’04,’12

Peggy Hedberg P’11

Joanne Passano Bartlett ’79

Cynthia Fuller Davis ’62

Emma Hill ’70

Andrea Hunnicutt Bates ’82

Isabelle Beuttell Dayton ’60

Felicia Layson Evans ’78 & Anthony Evans P’12

Laura Walton Hirschfeld ’84

Lucille & Robert Beck P’02

Laura De Sole ’00

Jeanette Phelps Evans ’57 Angelica White Ewing ’53 & Edward Ewing P’88

Robi Tamargo & James Hughes P’10

Gail Griffith & Gary Begeman P’05,’11

Debra & Arthur Dean P’08,’11

Christian Keesee

Marion Dewar Bell ’60

Angela Marney & Tacie Dejanikus P’13

Jane & Richard Kettler P’12

Clara Bingham ’81

Suzanne & Michael Derby P’07

Aimee La Gorce-Jeans ’90

Jaquelin & Mark Bishof P’11

Rebecca Humphrey Diederich ’80

Gretchen Lipke ’84

Natasha Boissier ’86

Nancy David Dillon ’74

Ky Kirby & Frank LoPresti P’12

Elizabeth Day Bolton ’59

Marice Werth & Peter Dodson P’13

Mars Incorporated

Ann Baker Boney ’79

Joan Selden Mathews ’37, P’58

Anne Fitzpatrick ’67

Marcia Tucker Boogaard ’54

Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90 Margaret Doubleday P’11

Sherry & William Flippin P’00

Margery Abegg Mico ’42

Margaret Heun Bradford ’64

J.C. & Neil Milner P’99

Elizabeth & John Breyer, Jr. P’04

Irene Moore P’68

Pamela Miller & Jon Breyfogle P’12

Jeanne & Michael Morency P’09

Kate Halle Briggs ’56

Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris ’90

Catharine O’Neill Broderick ’76

True McGowin Nicolson ’75 & Norman Nicolson P’10

Sarah Outman Brophy ’91

Julie Thomas Obering ’60 Muriel Selden Paris ’36, P’58, GP’81 Ashley Powell ’00 Maureen & Francis Previti P’04,’05 Donna & Mark Pugrant P’10 Julia Brooks Reed ’54 & Clarke Reed P’78 Elizabeth & Thomas Regnell P’11 Catherine Salisbury ’85 Diana Sanson ’82 & Benjamin Compton Julia Schieffelin ’61 Katherine Sullivan Scovil ’78 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 Margaret & George Sotos P’11 Melissa & Geoffrey Stearn P’13 Christine & Daniel Stockton P’09 Marree Shore Townsend ’73 Betsy Licht Turner ’77 Linda Walker GP’13 Perry Carpenter Wheelock ’69, P’98,’01 Joan & Merrick Williamson P’12

Robyn & Andrew Brown P’10 Mary Kern Brown ’50 Tamera Smith Brown ’83 Virginia Lowrey Brown ’38 Sally Zook Burdick ’50 & William Burdick P’73 Madeleine Burgoyne P’08,’10 Bryn & John Burke P’99,’11 J.D. & Neal Callander P’13 Ruth Taylor Campbell ’37, P’61,’64 Tracey & Jeff Carlton P’13 Brooke Stroud Carnot ’88 Carolyn Alford Cason ’69 Claudia Perry & Richard Choi P’12 Antonia Ianniello & George Chuzi P’03 Patricia Phelps de Cisneros ’65 Mariela Cisneros-Mestre ’81 Margaret Stahl Clifton ’61 Barbara Murchison Coffman ’74, P’07 Nancy Young Cohen ’54 Kate Phillips Connolly ’74 & Aidan Connolly P’12 Anne Constantinople ’56

Anonymous (3)

Cornelia Lombard Cook ’54

Constance Norweb Abbey ’70

Mary Anne Duffus & Thomas Cooney P’11

Denise & Harry Allen P’10 Rosemarie & Richard Andreano, Jr. P’06,’08

Ann ffolliott ’72 Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87 Joan Humphreville Fitzgibbon ’68

Lucy Simpson Douglas ’63 Christine Bowie Dove ’70 Marion & John duPont P’12 Avon Smith Duson ’45 Kathy & Jeffrey Dussault P’10 Vivien Elmslie ’41

Keiko & Arthur Brown P’12

OVAL CLUB ($1,000 – $2,499)

Alexa Halaby & Pat Alagia P’13

Pamela Fairchild ’80 Elinor Kenney Farquhar ’50, P’67, GP’03

Patti Psaris & Michael Cowell P’06,’09 Celia Faulkner Crawford ’54

Jacqueline Arends ’81

Taliaferro Flowers Crozer ’69

Jennifer Gerstenfeld Argenti ’91

Julia Cuniberti ’40

Bill Atkins P’11

Maria Nyhart Dahlman ’67

Bridget & Kenneth Atkinson P’12

Catherine Flynn Daume ’82

thE M ad EiRa fUN d 200 9– 2010 L Ead ER s hi p G ift cLU bs • Founder’s Circle honors the foresight of Lucy Madeira who founded the School in 1906 and recognizes those donors who make gifts at or above $50,000. • Headmistress’ Circle celebrates the leadership of Madeira’s Heads of School and recognizes those donors who make gifts of $25,000 to $49,999. • Boxwood Circle pays tribute to the historic boxwoods that encircle the Oval and recognizes those donors who make gifts of $10,000 to $24,999. • 1906 Society commemorates Madeira’s founding year and recognizes those donors who make gifts of $5,000 to $9,999. • Centennial Club, Madeira’s oldest gift club, commemorates the School’s centennial year and recognizes those donors who make gifts of $2,500 to $4,999. • Oval Club, Madeira’s largest gift club, pays tribute to the heart of the Madeira campus and recognizes those donors who make gifts of $1,000 to $2,499. • Potomac Club recognizes those alumnae who have not yet celebrated their fifteenth Reunion and who make gifts of $500 to $999. • Decade Club recognizes those alumnae who have not yet celebrated their tenth Reunion and who make gifts of $100 to $499.

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Leonora Rocca-Rutman † & Leo Rocca † P’55

Kimberly & Brian Mercer P’10

Laurie & Richard Johnson P’13

Jean Palmer Messex ’52

Carol-Ann & Douglas Fuss P’12

Alison Corning Jones ’53

Helen Muir Milby ’83

Harriett Evans Gaddy ’88

Patricia & Gary Kain P’13

Warren Moore Miller ’68

Lien & George Galloway P’11

Colleen Kepner ’86

Ginna & Knute Miller P’04

Read Penson Gendler ’70

Renu & Rajiv Khanna P’12

Eleanor Johnson Moore ’52

Barbara Hirsch Rosston ’43

Carol Heron Gering ’89

Jin-Sook Lee & Kwang-Ho Kim P’10,’11

Anne & John Moriarty P’13

Lorre & James Ruffin P’13

Laurie & Mark Gillman P’13

Heather Muir Kirby ’77

Lucretia Grasselli Morrow ’51

Maureen & Donald Salamack P’04

Judith Upton Goddard ’44

Mary & Harry Klaff P’12

Carolyn Bryan Goodrich ’52

Nancy Alyea Schiebel ’49, P’88

Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon ’98

Emily Champion Knobloch ’52 & Carl Knobloch, Jr. P’77,’78

Misti Mukherjee ’84 & Mike Williams P’13 Anne Cook Murphy ’49

Tamara & Randal Seal P’13

Maria Ophuls Grant ’62

Mary Blair Vinson Koehl ’57

Brooke Myers ’77

Eva Malhotra & Rahul Sharma P’10

Perrin Moorhead Grayson ’68

Susanna Bryan Kondracki ’85

Clark Nelson P’12

Katherine Alexander Grimes ’49 & Paul Grimes P’76

Mary & Richard Krakaur P’72

Caroline & John Oakes P’12

Peggy Boyd Sharpe ’45 & Henry Sharpe, Jr. P’76

Rani Joyce & Joyce Kuncheria P’12

Ashley Peeples Oberlin ’85

Anne Skae ’58

Judith Wall Guest ’83

Anya Kuznetsova-Schafer ’96

Michelle Malek Olson ’86

Heath Slane ’83

Merin Frank Guthrie ’02

Suzann & David LaFuria P’11

Deborah Jones & Richard Olson P’10

Cynthia Lee Smet ’74

Donna & Alexander Hadjis P’13

Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76

Lorraine & Gregory Orloff P’10

Frank Smith, Jr.

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Tina Freeman ’69

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Patricia White Johnson ’72

Susan & Mark Foster P’13

Rita Nido Romeu ’78 Francine† & Richard Ronollo P’04 Jae Barlow Roosevelt ’59, P’84,’86

Cassandra & Gerald Savitz P’89

Mona Hagyard ’52

Amanda Johnston Leckonby ’42

Lisa Ostrich ’75

Lisa & Christopher Smith P’11

Susan & Donald Haller P’10

Young-boon & Jai-seong Lee P’10

Loni & Kenneth Parent P’11,’12

Charlotte Wilcox Southwick ’41

Pamela & Edward Hamer

Bo Kyung Han & Kyung Mu Lee P’13

Caroline Rockefeller Spencer ’75

Margaret Walker Hansson ’40

Hea Won Hahn & Sung Kyu Lee P’12

Sharon Collins Park ’66 & Robert Park P’94,’01

Yun Haeng Lee

Lori Parker ’82

Catherine Rosenthal Stuart ’73

Margaret Hemingway Harrington ’34, P’68

Anne Stickney ’70

Seung Yeon Han & Soo Hyun Lew P’11

Catherine & George Parker P’13

Barbara Breneman Talbot ’55

Elizabeth Lykes Havens ’39

Jane Perry Liles ’50

Sarah Parker ’75

Dongmei Zhang & Jie Tang P’12

Ann Chase Hendrie ’44

Lisa Heun Locke ’60 & Allen Locke P’87

Douglas Peardon P’10

Lei Zhang & Xue-Wei Tang P’11

Kate Carpenter Henry ’57

Elisabeth Lineberger Lyon ’64

Addie Perkins-Williamson P’12

Braughn Taylor

Elizabeth Meehan Hewitt ’92

Perre MacFarland Magness ’58

Leslie & Alan Peterson P’12

Jessica Story Turner ’82

M.A. Mahoney

Louise Holland Peterson ’75

Courtenay Valenti ’81

Elizabeth Irving Maish ’49 & Alexander Maish P’78

Elizabeth Richmond Phelps ’52

Margaret West Valentine ’51

Sally Whitney Pillsbury ’42

Caroline Ray Hovey ’67 & Thomas Hovey P’87,’99

Mollie & Richard Maresco P’08,’12

Lillian & Phillip Poole

Liz Culbreth & John Vanderstar P’81,’84,’86

Josephine van der Voort Markell ’38

Reyna & Laurence Pratt P’13

Honor & Thomas Vandeveer P’07

Janet Staley Howard ’45

Janet & Roman Matijkiw P’10

Mary & Todd VanHoose P’12

Jane Casey Hughes ’55 & Thomas Hughes P’81,’86

Vanessa Mattox P’10

Diana Cochrane Prince ’62 & Frederick Prince P’93 Jane Olberg Prowell ’72 & William Prowell P’05,’08

Karen & Linwood Walton, Jr. P’06,’08,’12

Jacqueline Loomis Quillen ’60

Bettie McGowin Miller ’60, P’88

Judy Towers Reemtsma ’54

Patricia Shea Ward ’61 & Paul Ward GP’04

Tammie & Don McIlvaine P’12

Julia & Paul Reneau P’11

Ellen & George Watson, Jr. P’05

Allison & William McIntosh P’10

Lea & John Reynolds P’11

Karen & Michael Weinberger P’07

Marilyn McClure ’60

Beverly Wortham Rimer ’52

Mary de Limur Weinmann ’47

Emma & Thomas McNamara P’92

Mary Cosby Rinehart ’57

Katherine Forbes Wellford ’72

Janice & John Homan P’12 Haeri Kang & Jeyun Hong P’09 Barbara Hoversten ’70

Deana Al-Kahateeb & Nizar Hussain P’11

Ann Hitchcock McConnell ’44 Margaret Hammons McCullough ’39, P’63,’70

Junhee Yoo & Jong-ik Hwang P’10 Cindy & Russell Jacobs, III P’13 Rosemary & David Jallits P’12 Shelley Bush Jansing ’53 Susan Penson Jarzemsky ’66

Margaret Bodine Wallis ’58

Sandy & Bruce Werness P’13

L E a d E Rsh ip G if t cLU b do NoR s aNd d o LL aR s FISCAL YEARS 2008 – 2010

Alexandra Whitman ’79 Keith Williamson P’12 Annie Dreymann Wilson ’32† Janet Wilson P’76

FY 2008

406 donors

FY 2009

349 donors

FY 2010

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444 donors

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$1,444,858 $1,238,718 $1,223,411

Susan Maybaum & Mark Wisniewski P’02,’06 Barbara Adams Woodhull ’52 & John Woodhull P’83 Ann & Brooks Wrampelmeier P’77 Jimei Wang & Xiaojun Xia P’13


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T HE 2 0% C LUB ou

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POTOMAC CLUB ($500 – $999 FOR CLASSES 1995 – 2009) Sarah Crane ’04

Olivia Fitzpatrick ’06 Whitney Little ’02 Divya Shenoy ’95

DECADE CLUB ($100 – $499 FOR CLASSES 2000 – 2009) Sarah Amsbary ’01 Noelle Andreano ’06 Frances Atkins ’02 Laura Atkins ’05

T

he 20% club recognizes those donors who increased their giving level by 20% or more over the previous year. We are pleased to report that 407 donors became members of The 20% Club in 2009 – 2010 and their increases resulted in an additional $237,725.60 in gifts to the School. Below is a list of The 20% Club members for 2009 – 2010.

Jennifer Bain ’00 Anonymous (2)

Hester Spencer Bliven ’43

Maria Nyhart Dahlman ’67

Woojung Choi ’00

Martha & Kenneth Alderfer P’07

Holly Bouma ’93

Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis ’64

Caroline Christy ’00

Rosslyn Boutte P’12

Jessica Dawson ’90

Rickie De Sole ’02

Elisabeth Hadden Alexander ’46 & Quentin Alexander P’71,’75

Katherine Collado Brasco ’87

Melanie Denson ’02

Nicole Alexander

Barbara Quandt Breslau ’61

Marcia Bell de Garmo ’60 & George de Garmo, III P’85

Margaret Douglas ’08

Elizabeth & Bruce Amsbary P’01

Kate Halle Briggs ’56

Rickie De Sole ’02

Rebecca Eltzroth ’04

Elizabeth Quainton Anderman ’85

Helaine Osterneck Brill ’86

Laura De Sole ’00

Kathleen Fallon ’06

Elizabeth Heap Anderson ’53

Margot Moore Brinkley ’40

Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr. P’11

Virginia Falzon ’09

Lynn & Jeffery Anderson P’10

Robin Brooks ’70

Debra & Arthur Dean P’08,’11

Christina Ferrari ’00

Noelle Andreano ’06

Robyn & Andrew Brown P’10

Gaither Smoot Deaton ’88

Keiko & Arthur Brown P’12

Ellen McLean Decaneas ’67

Laura Flippin ’00

Mary Richmond Annibali ’58 & Phillip Annibali P’83

Mary Kern Brown ’50

Deniz Ozberkmen Dennery ’80

Alexandra Friedman ’03

Dulany Cain Anning ’86

Julia Cadwallender ’05

Tosca Fischer ’09

Emily Gerdelman ’03 Courtney Gorrell ’04 Sarah Gorrell ’01 Ariel Hill-Davis ’03 Kodiak Hill-Davis ’01

Maryetta Anschutz ’93 Joan Anzelmo P’07 Mitzi Arena P’02 Rachel & Brett Armstrong P’09,’13

Eva & Preston Brown P’87

Satinder & Avtar Dhaliwal P’11

Knobby Knobloch Brown ’50, P’78

Anne & Tom DiBenedetto P’11

Tamera Smith Brown ’83

Nancy David Dillon ’74

Elizabeth McInnis Browne ’55

Ann Wilson Dixon ’64 Mary Hamlin Dixon ’50

Mary Louise Kistler ’06

Katherine & Paul Armstrong P’10

Sally Zook Burdick ’50 & William Burdick P’73

Anne Kristol ’03

Nancy Marshall Athey ’68

Madeleine Burgoyne P’08,’10

Kendra Lanahan ’01

Frances Atkins ’02

Hersa Burke P’10

Margaret Doubleday P’11

Lane Longino ’05

Susan Wrampelmeier Atkinson ’77

Gail Shaw Burlakoff ’54

Kristin Douglas ’02

Addison Miller ’08

Danielle Bae ’09

Julia Cadwallender ’05

Kathryn Moore ’00

Seung Im Son & Won Myong Bahk P’11

Tara Kerr Carter ’94

Courtney Michaux Douglas ’80 & Charles Douglas P’08

Lindsay Moore ’03

Jennifer Gifford Bainbridge ’92

Lynn Stein Cassady ’80

Vida Grebliunas Barham ’87

Anne Palms Chalmers ’60

Erin Morris ’01 Jessica Murray ’00 Margaret O’Gorman ’02 Catherine Pitcher ’03

Melissa Fisher Barker ’71

Catherine Compton Chase ’40

Eleanor Barlow ’57

Diane & David Chow P’10

Lydia Gray Bartholow ’84

Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90

Christine Bowie Dove ’70 Elizabeth Harwood Dow ’64 Susan McArver Dunton ’90 Kathy & Jeffrey Dussault P’10 Beryl Edwards ’74

Seetha Ramanathan ’05

Susan & Scott Bartram P’10

Antonia Ianniello & George Chuzi P’03

Marion Grassi Eliassen ’60

Cri-Cri Richards ’02

Christine & David Basel P’10

Sigita & William Clark P’10

Jennifer Ellison P’11

Nancy Sasser ’00

Ann Bausum ’75

Cynthia Sterling Cleminshaw ’53

Ann Crile Esselstyn ’53

Jade Smith ’05

Mary Alice McGowin Beck ’72

Linda Coe ’62

Sarah Esterling ’79

Louisa Swain ’01

Wanda Beck P’04

Sallie Morris Collins ’57

Elinore Evans ’70

Emily Titelman ’03

Julia Jackson Bellinger ’80

Kristyn Walker ’01

Marti Bellingrath ’72, P’02

Kate Phillips Connolly ’74 & Aidan Connolly P’12

Felicia Layson Evans ’78 & Anthony Evans P’12

Laurie & Thomas Benton P’10,’13

Samantha Corte ’85

Elinor Kenney Farquhar ’50, P’67, GP’03

Ann Plum ’03

Ellen Watson ’05† Alyssa Weinberger ’07 Alexandra Wisniewski ’06 Katherine Wisniewski ’02 Ashley Woods ’06 † denotes donor who is deceased

Kitty McGraw Berry ’70

Jeanne Morgan Cortner ’50

Linda Fendley P’97

Jaquelin & Mark Bishof P’11

Patti Psaris & Michael Cowell P’06,’09

Christina Ferrari ’00

Catharine Bieser Black ’55, P’82 †

Sally Fishburn Crockett ’48

Ann ffolliott ’72

Elizabeth Black ’03

Julia Cuniberti ’40

Catherine Fisher Field ’66

Inez Noble Black ’60

Julie Graceffo Daccord ’90

Ariane Goldberg Finkel ’97

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Jennifer Griswold Hillhouse ’50

Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87

Lauren Rosebush Hilyard ’00

Mary Day Fitzgibbon ’87

Daphne & Stuart Himelfarb P’10

Olivia Fitzpatrick ’06

Laura Walton Hirschfeld ’84

Diana Dahlgren & Richard Levin P’11

Penny & James Fleming P’08

Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn ’41 & Fred Hirschhorn, Jr. P’78

Dorothy Dort Levy ’52

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Heidi Hill ’71 & Bruce Davis P’01,’03

Tosca Fischer ’09

Rachel Fleming ’08

“MadEiRa’s

Nancy & Walter Lee P’82 Anne & Dexter Leland P’08 Ariel Levin ’04

Anne & Jacques Liautaud P’10

Elizabeth Owens Fletcher ’50 & Peyton Fletcher, III P’75

Miriam Manning Holst-Grubbe ’38

Jane Perry Liles ’50

Polly Holyoke ’77

Lisa Heun Locke ’60 & Allen Locke P’87

Laura Flippin ’00

Robert Holzman

Cecilia Drew Loeb ’80

Sherry & William Flippin P’00

Janice & John Homan P’12

Lane Longino ’05

April Floyd P’11

Page Hopkins ’81

Ky Kirby & Frank LoPresti P’12

Judith & John Flynn, Jr. P’87,’82

Caroline Parker Hoppin ’55

Katherine Lord ’71

Maureen Callahan-Rohowsky Forman ’92

Jenny Merlis Houston ’88

May Wall & Walter Lynch P’12

Martin Hudson P’12

Cecilia Mermel MacCallum ’83

Catherine Clarke Fox ’78 P’09

Ann Huessener ’73, P’03,’10

Judith & Thomas Mack P’91

Diann & David Frantz P’08

Nelle Huettig ’60, P’88

Wendy Whitney Makins ’58

Mary & David Frediani P’11

Robi Tamargo & James Hughes P’10

Patricia Meanor Mannion ’60

Sandra & Dennis Friedman P’03

Carolyn Ince Mansfield ’86

science department is

Pat & John Friend P’10

Jane Casey Hughes ’55 & Thomas Hughes P’81,’86

so much better than my

Anne Murray Gambal ’81 & Paul Gambal P’10

Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53 & Lawrence Hughes P’81

local high school’s.

Priscilla Lawson ’91

Susan Bassett Finnegan ’50

Margaret & David Gardner P’12

Joan Powers Humphreville ’42, P’68,’71

Sally & Benjamin Garrett P’98

Phyllis & Jeffrey Humphrey P’12

Mollie & Richard Maresco P’08,’12 Elizabeth Bell Martin ’43 Hilles Hamersley Martin ’53 Stephanie Masiello ’03 Janet & Roman Matijkiw P’10

Thank you for providing

Carol Heron Gering ’89

us with great equipment

Naomi Tucker Gerwin ’57

Deana Al-Kahateeb & Nizar Hussain P’11

Rebecca Douglass Gimelli ’63

Rosemary & David Jallits P’12

Judith Upton Goddard ’44

Susan Penson Jarzemsky ’66

Pamela Mazur P’94

Catherine Rocco Goodwin ’87

Ann Schoellkopf Jewett ’63

Lauren McBurney ’87

and supplies for our science experiments.”

Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon ’98

Debra Small Johnson ’74

Frances McCrea ’63

Susan & James Gough P’00

Anna Johnson-Chase ’66

Margaret Hammons McCullough ’39, P’63,’70

Patricia Lawson Gow ’53

Betty Beall Jordan ’37, P’65,’68

Elizabeth Whipp Grau ’94

Lynde Sudduth Karin ’58 & Michael Karin P’81

Story Smith Graves ’83 Susan & Jeffrey Greenberg P’12 Elisabeth Griffith Patricia & Wilson Griffith P’12 Tina & Howard Griggs P’12 Adelheid & Victor Guerrero P’88 Alisha Guertin ’00 Nora Keating Gvozdov ’89 Susan & Donald Haller P’10 Diana Hopkins Halsted ’50, P’80 Margaret Walker Hansson ’40 Greer Hardwicke ’68 Phoebe duPont Harris ’96 Eleanor Harrison Bregman ’88 Maude Lee & Brian Hattery P’12 Victoria & Thomas Healy P’08,’11 Kathleen & Thomas Heinan P’99 Margaret Hemingway ’61 Holly Meckel Henry ’79 Anne Coe Heyniger ’52 Eleanor Hight ’66 Emma Hill ’70

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Laura & Ted May P’10 Debra Mayer ’75

Alison Helbronner McDonald ’83 Kimberly Ablard McGowan ’83

Karen & Jonathan Kayes P’07,’11

Bettie McGowin ’60, P’88

Anne Glazebrook Kehoe ’50

Ellen Humphreville McGuire ’71

Joann Bogley Keithley ’50

Allison & William McIntosh P’10

Jane & Richard Kettler P’12

Claire McKinney ’07

Renu & Rajiv Khanna P’12

Susan & Fred McKinney P’07,’10

Carol McCune Kirtz ’55

Cynthia & Stanford McKoy P’10

Elizabeth Pringle Knowles ’60

Marilyn McClure ’60

Elizabeth Gentry Knowlton ’38

Jean Palmer Messex ’52

Susanna Bryan Kondracki ’85

Valerie Meuleners P’11

Sesaly Gould Krafft ’45

Lisa Meyer ’60

Mary & Richard Krakaur P’72

Addison Miller ’08

Anne Kristol ’03

Avery Miller ’86

Susan & William Kristol P’03

Carolyn & Benjamin Miller P’11

Anya Kuznetsova-Schafer ’96

Jan McMillan Montgomery ’47

Amanda Kyser ’70

Nancy Miller Montgomery ’60

Aimee La Gorce-Jeans ’90

Irene Moore P’68

Caitlin Lainoff ’99

Kathryn Moore ’00

Riea & Steven Lainoff P’99

Patricia & Michael Moore P’83

Melissa & Douglas Landau P’04,’09,’12

Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris ’90

Alice Leake Lash ’36

Mimi Van Wyck Morrison ’94

Elizabeth Johnston Lawson ’60

Susan Pool Moses ’67 Stewart Moss


MA DE IR A 2009– 2010 A NNUA L REP O RT

Keith Williamson P’12

Dina Tamimi ’95

Jae Barlow Roosevelt ’59, P’84,’86

Eleanor Ward Taylor ’58

Kristina Neighbour ’06

Merrill Roth ’09

Nana Tchabo-desBordes ’92

Elizabeth Gilmor Shaw Wills ’55

Adele Cowart Nelson ’97

Jane Gordon Rupley ’69

Adrienne Thompson ’89

Katherine Wisniewski ’02

Nancy Nelson P’12

Jane & David Ruppe P’10

Megan Meyer Thompson ’70

Beth Ann Trapold Newton ’82

Caroline Salamack ’04

True McGowin Nicolson ’75 & Norman Nicolson P’10

Catherine Salisbury ’85

Brenda White-Tucker & Will Tucker, Jr. P’11

Kisha Salters ’93

Nancy Rodwell Tuohy ’88

Joy Every & Gary Wortman P’06,’12

Alexandra Peck Samala ’94

Sallie Harper Vance ’54

Ann & Brooks Wrampelmeier P’77

Sheila Sampath ’86

Mary & Todd VanHoose P’12 Ann Bradley Vehslage ’58

Catherine Lischwe & John Wright P’00,’10

Michelle Malek Olson ’86

Diana Sanson ’82 & Benjamin Compton

Ann May Via ’50

Katherine Yohay ’03

Whitney Wing Oppersdorff ’56

Nancy Sasser ’00

Mary Claire Zannini Wall ’72

Sarah Young ’97

Karen & Linwood Walton, Jr. P’06,’08,’12

Diane & Stanley Young

Julie Thomas Obering ’60 Julianna & Ishmael Odai-Afotey P’11 Olayinka Oladapo P’12

Janet Osborn P’11

Patricia Anyaso Sasser ’95

Michael Osborn P’11

Julia Schieffelin ’61

Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70 & David Osborn P’98

Ingrid Schneider ’85

Comfort Osei & Alex Osei-Kwame P’12,’12

Katherine Sullivan Scovil ’78

Monica Palmer Loni & Kenneth Parent P’11,’12 Pamela Parker ’84 Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12 Nadya Hajj Parks ’00 Joan Hulme Perera ’58 Addie Perkins-Williamson P’12 Leslie & Alan Peterson P’12 Louise Holland Peterson ’75 Janet Pfleeger P’12 Gilchrist Smoot Phillips ’90 Sarah Piper ’94 Catherine Pitcher ’03 Ann Plum ’03 Cynthia & Samuel Plum P’03 Reyna & Laurence Pratt P’13 Katherine Wilson Prelat ’70 & Alfredo Prelat P’01

Ann Scott Clare Happel Scurry ’68 Lily Sehn ’08 Alexandra Klaren Seitz ’98 Anne Leavitt Sexton ’66 Eva Malhotra & Rahul Sharma P’10

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Nerissa Vom Baur Roehrs ’59

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Misti Mukherjee ’84 & Mike Williams P’13

Joan & Merrick Williamson P’12

Susan Maybaum & Mark Wisniewski P’02,’06 Leslie & Andre Withers

Patricia Shea Ward ’61 & Paul Ward GP’04 Randall Moore Ware ’87 Amanda Foster Washburn ’47 Kathryn & Gary Weeden P’98 Alyssa Weinberger ’07 Coke Anne Murchison Wilcox ’70 Elaine & Terrence Williams P’10

Louise Shaw ’86 Khadija Shirazy ’05 Harriet House Shoup ’42 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 Patricia Sinclair ’51 Carter Van Deventer Slatery ’45 Carina & Steven Slepian P’11 Gail Grant Slingluff ’55 Cynthia Lee Smet ’74

ways of G iViN G There are many ways to make your gift to Madeira. Your decision will depend on your individual interest, your financial situation and the advice you receive from your financial advisors. Please call the Development Office if you have any questions, 703-556-8221.

Debra Smith Janet Sorrentino P’11 Margaret & George Sotos P’11

• Gifts of cash: You may make your gift to Madeira by check, credit card, or wire transfer.

Charlotte Wilcox Southwick ’41

Andrea Press ’97

Ann Barringer Spaeth ’55

Kendra Novick Priest ’90

Diana Gilbert Sparrgrove ’86

Leigh Psaris ’06

Ann Lord Sparrow ’68

Donna & Mark Pugrant P’10

Margaret Cochran Spear ’48

Ann Rasenberger ’71

Caroline Rockefeller Spencer ’75

Annabelle Loud Redway ’60

Christine Steele ’02

Sarah Hayne Reilly ’86

Katherine Steele ’75, P’10

Julia & Paul Reneau P’11

Kathryn Savitz Steinman ’89

Lea & John Reynolds P’11

Katherine MacDonald Sternbach ’80

Sabitri Wright & Sean Reynolds P’12

Mary Anne & John Stetzer, III P’94

Cri-Cri Richards ’02

Melanie Stevens ’02

Anna-Constantia Richardson ’06

Alice Fales Stewart ’60

Sarah Gardner Ridgway ’70

Anne Fenner Stolberg ’70

Leila Ripley ’90

Marion Rockefeller Stone ’45, P’69

Pamela Wagner Ritter ’47

Peggy & Tom Styer P’10

Elizabeth Clement Roak ’60

Flora & George Suter, Jr. P’84

Katharine Ferguson Roberts ’70

Louisa Swain ’01

Lesley Woodberry Robinson ’79

Sarah Swain ’98

• Gifts of Securities: Madeira welcomes gifts of stock, and your gift will receive full, fair-market value credit. • Pledges: Pledges for major gifts may be paid over a period of time. The average payment period is three to five years. Multi-year and one-time pledges to The Madeira Fund must be paid off annually by the close of the fiscal year (June 30). • Matching Gifts: Many companies will match contributions from their employees. Inquire at your company for details.

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utgoing president Laura

Walton Hirschfeld ’85 worked to strengthen the Alumnae

Association Leadership Council (AALC) and to give the alumnae body a larger voice at the School, enabling the AALC to support Madeira in a number of ways. The AALC held monthly conference calls to stay in touch, keep up to date with Madeira happenings and hear reports from the committees. Over the past 12 months, members helped to recruit Class Agents and Class Secretaries, making both programs stronger and more successful than ever. Members helped complete the new Class Secretary Handbook, spoke to the class of 2010 at The Alumnae Senior Dinner and organized alumnae gatherings in their hometowns. In addition to monthly calls, the AALC met on campus in October 2009 and during Reunions weekend in April 2010. During the Reunions Saturday lunch, Laura and Vice President Cathy Harris Shraga ’70 welcomed back alumnae, provided an overview of the AALC and presented the Louise Wheelock Willson ’48 Outstanding Volunteer Award to Kimmy Timolat Short ’59. During this spring meeting, members filled out evaluation forms. Each member of the AALC indicated that she felt very connected to the School and said that she would recommend joining the AALC to a friend. This summer, Laura’s two-year term as President came to an end. She gave Madeira her time, support and determination and we are forever grateful. In 2010 – 2011 we welcome former Vice President Cathy Harris Shraga ’70 into the role of AALC President and Gaither Smoot Deaton ’88 as the new Vice President.

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aLUMN aE ass ociat ioN L Ead ER ship co UNciL 2009 – 2010 Sarah Amsbary ’01 Andrea Hunnicutt Bates ’82 Catharine Bieser Black ’55, P’82 † Elizabeth Black ’03 June Kalijarvi Conway ’59, P’99

Gaither Smoot Deaton ’88 AALC Volunteer

Gaither Smoot Deaton ’88 Mariemma Monroig Dolige ’91 Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42, P’65,’67, GP’90

Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87 adeira is the Deborah Miller Greene ’81 place to which Laura Walton Hirschfeld ’84 I feel the most President loyalty. I think that when you Page Hopkins ’81 get as much out of an instiSusanna Bryan Kondracki ’85 Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76 tution as I have gotten out of Ex-Officio Madeira, you have a responGina Melin ’84 sibility to give back. Madeira Warren Moore Miller ’68 gave me confidence and that Reed Montague ’82 Reena Lawande Pande ’92 has always created opportuAndrea Press ’97 nities for me. I believe the Jessica Mazur Pyhtila ’94 School provides girls with a Virginia de Ganahl Russell ’49, high quality education and GP’08,’13 helps these girls develop Kisha Salters ’93 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 strong character. I want to Vice President see the School succeed and Marion Nimick Silbert ’72, P’04 thrive. Meghan Stalker ’97 “Through volunteering Anita Patel Tolani ’91 and my involvement with the Margaret Bodine Wallis ’58 Patricia Shea Ward ’61, GP’04 Alumnae Association Leadership Council (AALC), I am able to keep in touch with the School, my classmates and fellow alumnae. Some of my closest Madeira friends are now alumnae that I have met and worked with post-graduation. While I cannot recapture my youth, I continue to enjoy being a part of the community that had the most significant impact on my education and formative development.”

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Ann Lord Sparrow ’68 Class Agent Volunteer ast year, I got involved with the Class Agent Program because my sister, Katie Lord ’71, who was also a Class Agent, convinced me to join her. I thought it would be a great way to help Madeira and catch up with my classmates. I was definitely one of the geeks and nowhere near the “in crowd” but remembered loving the total experience that I had at Madeira. “Since I am not able to make a substantial monetary contribution, I thought being a Class Agent would be a great way to make a bigger difference for Madeira. I found I enjoyed catching up with my classmates and letting them know how much participation mattered to the School and that gifts of all sizes combine to make a difference. Our class ended the year with one of the highest participation percentages at 31%. “I attended a volunteer workshop for class agents in September 2009 on the campus and continue to see how Madeira has kept pace with the best secondary schools and is providing the current girls with a very relevant, global and experiential education. “I have agreed to remain in the position another year and hope to get more classmates involved to help the School stay competitive. If you are ever in Chapel Hill, please call me. I love hiking, biking and spending time with my two granddaughters, who also live here.”

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Julia Cuniberti Adelaide Marshall Donnan Diana Hopkins Halsted Harriet Hamlin Holmes Sallie Morris Collins Lisa Heun Locke Margaret Hemingway Deborah Shapley Cortesi Anne Leavitt Sexton Ann Lord Sparrow Katherine Lord Julia Jackson Bellinger Page Hopkins Beth Ann Trapold Newton Catherine Salisbury Susanna Bryan Kondracki Sheila Sampath Margaret Mullady Arbogast Mary Day Fitzgibbon Maurine Keller Thornton Nancy Rodwell Tuohy Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris Alice Ayres Priscilla Lawson Jennifer Gifford Bainbridge Jessica Mazur Pyhtila Sarah Piper Patricia Anyaso Sasser Eleanor Johnson Estes Phoebe duPont Harris Anna Coyne Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon Megan Krause Christina Ferrari Kodiak Hill-Davis Sarah Gorrell Cri-Cri Richards Elizabeth Leiter Anne Kristol Ariel Levin Caroline Salamack Francesca Buss Carolina Richards Kristina Neighbour Virginia Falzon

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Leslie Meek Fitch ’58 Class Secretary Volunteer irst of all, I love being in touch with classmates. “Back in our day” we were divided into day and boarding divisions (day girls went home after class and sports every day, whereas boarders rarely left campus other than for occasional day trips or vacations). But we grew close — especially the boarders — since we were all in the same relatively small boat: a cloistered, secluded community living behind the white gates.

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Washington, I jumped at the chance. Most correspondence for columns was still in snail mail format, but gradually as I was able to use email, our circle grew exponentially and made it possible to collect even more news. Then as now, I create a column, but those who wish can simply forward classmate emails to the Alumnae Office, which prepares them for publication in Madeira Today. Thus I can still do what I enjoy, but it doesn’t stand in the way of being “chief connector” for my class. In fact, the role of Class Secretary has been elevated to serving as a class officer, leader and cheerleader who works closely with the Alumnae Office,


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and is no longer restricted solely to being a conduit between a class and the School. “What has been most important in being a Class Secretary is that it has enabled me to strengthen my relationship, not only with my own class, but with the school as a whole. I’ve volunteered, for example, for the AALC, which has led me to new friendships with my own classmates, as well as with former Headmistress Betsy Griffith, members of the Board of Directors, faculty and staff, and alumnae from other classes (I hope to add Pilar Cabeza de Vaca to that group very soon!). Attending school events such as Volunteer Weekend meetings and Reunions has helped me realize more than ever that Madeira women always have things in common that draw them together. Being a Class Secretary has enriched my life in more ways than I can count and has been one of the easiest, most rewarding “jobs” I’ve ever undertaken. Everyone should be so lucky. Try it, you’ll probably love it!” LEsLiE MEEk fitch ’58

1938 Matilda Alston Colihan

1987 Randall Moore Ware

1942 Adelaide Marshall Donnan

1988 Ashley Eriksmoen Augusta Reese Donohue

1943 Hester Spencer Bliven 1947 Joyce Kelley Constantine 1950 Jean Milholland Shriver 1952 Marcia van der Voort Bates 1953 Sara Graff Cooke 1955 Louise Graham 1958 Leslie Meek Fitch 1959 Nancy Hale Hoyt 1960 Patricia Meanor Mannion 1961 Margaret Hemingway 1966 Anne Leavitt Sexton Wendy Berol Gifford 1967 Julia Bradford 1968 Joan Humphreville Fitzgibbon

1990 Amy Matson Drohan 1991 Sarah Chellgren Cornwell 1992 Allison Lefrak 1995 Lanique Eubanks 1996 Natasha Linn 1997 Andrea Press 1999 Alex Cooley Alexandra Cooke Walden 2000 Eleni Garbis Simmoneau 2001 Kathleen McDermott 2002 Katherine Wisniewski Merin Frank Guthrie 2003 Elizabeth Black Stephanie Volk 2004 Christina Previti

1969 Julia O’Brien

2005 Julia Cadwallender

1970 Catherine Harris Shraga

2006 Mary Cadwallender

1972 Sylvie Ball McGee

2007 Caitlyn Gart

1978 Patti Snodgrass Borda

2008 Angela Dean

1979 Deborah Lyne Simon

2009 Merrill Roth

1980 Robin Patrowicz-Gart 1981 Joan Tanous 1982 Elizabeth Hackney Whitsel 1983 Elizabeth Weber French

CLASS SECRETARY FOR 1958

1984 Jill Roberts 1985 Laurie Zerwer 1986 Adria de Leonibus Black

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ALUM NA E D ON OR S 1929

1937

1941

Oval Club

Madeira Fund: $100 Participation: 5%

Madeira Fund: $4,937 Participation: 21%

Madeira Fund: $7,300 Participation: 15%

Judith Upton Goddard

Friends of Madeira

Centennial Club

1906 Society

Ann Hitchcock McConnell

Mildred Smith Litsey

Joan Selden Mathews

Anne Hale Johnson

Friends of Madeira

1932

Oval Club

Oval Club

Olive Watson Cobb

Ruth Taylor Campbell

Vivien Elmslie

Anne McKelvey Hargrave

Friends of Madeira

Charlotte Wilcox Southwick

Nancy Trowbridge Holmes

Oval Club

Peggy Sheldon Anderson

Friends of Madeira

Polly Goodrich Johnson

Annie Dreymann Wilson †

Betty Beall Jordan

Nancy Witter Bates

Mariette Walker Ladd

Friends of Madeira

Katherine Jones Muckle

Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn

Lucy Mumma Lord

Madeira Fund: $1,500 Participation: 3%

Margaret Frothingham Buck

Marguerite Ireys Tudor-Matthews

1938

1933

Madeira Fund: $5,098 Participation: 31%

Madeira Fund: $50 Participation: 5% Friends of Madeira Jane Ann Wilson Walling

1934 Madeira Fund: $1,350 Participation: 12% Oval Club Margaret Hemingway Harrington

1942 Madeira Fund: $6,600 Participation: 24% Centennial Club

Oval Club

Margery Abegg Mico

Virginia Lowrey Brown

Oval Club

Josephine van der Voort Markell

Adelaide Marshall Donnan

Friends of Madeira

Amanda Johnston Leckonby

Priscilla Lee Campbell

Sally Whitney Pillsbury

Carolyn Scott Dejanikus †

Friends of Madeira

Mildred McConnell Good

Joan Powers Humphreville

Ann Chase Hendrie

Dimmis Lathrop Weller

1945 Reunion Giving: $18,525 Madeira Fund: $18,525 Participation: 20% 1906 Society Judith Loeb Chiara Marion Rockefeller Stone

Oval Club Avon Smith Duson Janet Staley Howard Peggy Boyd Sharpe

Jane Krom Grammer

Nancy Strong Mangan

Friends of Madeira

Miriam Manning Holst-Grubbe

Virginia Summers Martin

Jean Rawlings Chickering

Elizabeth Gentry Knowlton

Anne Bird Mayfield

Sesaly Gould Krafft

Priscilla Porter

Barbara Adams Searles

Harriet House Shoup

Patricia Pynchon

1935

1939

Reunion Giving: $100 Madeira Fund: $100 Participation: 8%

1943

Carter Van Deventer Slatery

Madeira Fund: $3,150 Participation: 15%

Madeira Fund: $3,325 Participation: 21%

1946

Oval Club

Oval Club

Elizabeth Lykes Havens

Barbara Hirsch Rosston

Margaret Hammons McCullough

Friends of Madeira

1936

Friends of Madeira

June Biedler

Madeira Fund: $7,600 Participation: 12%

Barbara Bray Ketchum

Hester Spencer Bliven

Deborah Kirk Solbert

Sally Place Carter

Priscilla Endicott

1906 Society

Margaret Winston Young

Teckla Hilbert Cox

Friends of Madeira

1940

Anne Curtis Fredericks

Natalie Graham Brenton

Elizabeth Bell Martin

Sarah Strong Clapp

Friends of Madeira

Grace Hotson Shields

Friends of Madeira Nancy Luttrell Orme

Julia Jones Matthews

Centennial Club

Madeira Fund: $10,394 Participation: 33% 1906 Society Elisabeth Hadden Alexander

Centennial Club

Reunion Giving: $3,250 Madeira Fund: $3,250 Participation: 15%

Nicole Delattre-Seguy Paulson

Anne Peyton Cooper

Nancy Maguire Pyne

Patricia Stuart Fritzsche

Alice Leake Lash

Oval Club

Cornelia Cheston Worsley

Gay Staats Huffman

Dorothy Borden Vickery

Julia Cuniberti

1944

Joan Chilcott McKenna

Friends of Madeira

Madeira Fund: $55,934 Participation: 28%

Mary Baxter Phillip

Margot Moore Brinkley

Founder’s Circle

Catherine Compton Chase

Mary Gerstenberg Hulitar

Muriel Selden Paris

Friends of Madeira

Margaret Walker Hansson

Julia Black Stearns

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Patricia Appel Malloy

Clare Taylor Read Virginia Croxson Schoonover Dickinson Evans Sella

The Madeira School’s development Office has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this annual report is accurate. despite our sincerest efforts to avoid errors, they may occasionally occur. if you were a contributor to Madeira for 2009– 2010 and your name has been misspelled, listed incorrectly, or mistakenly omitted, we apologize and hope you will contact us at 703-556-8221.


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Madeira Fund: $6,365 Participation: 26%

Margaret Griffith Olsson

Julia Merrell Harris

Gail Potts Rawl

Centennial Club

Barbara Jackson Hazard

Jean Milholland Shriver

Joyce Kelley Constantine

Mildred Coe Huffman

Mignon C. Smith

Friends of Madeira

Oval Club

Nancy Hamilton Shepherd

Ann May Via

Calvert Jones Armbrecht

Mary de Limur Weinmann

Emily Coates Sundt

Carole Bailey Babcock

Elizabeth Henry Tracey

1951

Friends of Madeira Alison Bean Birney

Eleanor Vilas Whiffen

Madeira Fund: $3,605 Participation: 29%

Mary Moore Flagg

1950

Oval Club Lucretia Grasselli Morrow

Ellen Bacon McKinley

Reunion Giving: $18,955 Madeira Fund: $18,955 Participation: 57%

Jan McMillan Montgomery

1906 Society

Anonymous

Patricia Roberts Naguib

Paula Ridley Wilson

Beatrice Weicker Baldauf

Gerry Wellborn Orem

Centennial Club

Audrey Lawrence Bird

Pamela Wagner Ritter

Knobby Knobloch Brown

Patricia Gibbs Carpenter

Edith Moffat Spenser

Gay Buhl Buck

Mary Mackall Dozier

Amanda Foster Washburn

Oval Club

Judith Brown Hollinshead

1948

Mary Kern Brown

Carol Olive Karpoff

Sally Zook Burdick

Karen Lanza

Mary Cumner Hartshorne Coleman Douglas Helme

Madeira Fund: $4,110 Participation: 26%

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Cathleen Collins McKegney

Jean McKelvey Hankin

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Ann Stolk de la Rosa

1947

Eleanor Johnson Moore Elizabeth Richmond Phelps Beverly Wortham Rimer Barbara Adams Woodhull

Ruth Johnson Bennett Georgia Harwood Blackmore Kitty Jarvis Blair Elinore Brown Croyder Jean Lethbridge Cutting

Margaret West Valentine

Constance Comly Ellis

Friends of Madeira

Anne Fitch Foulkes Nancy Loring Harrison Anne Coe Heyniger Dorothy Dort Levy Jane Richards Roth Carlyn Kaiser Stark Sally Warden Stone Elizabeth Scherer Vanderstar

Elinor Kenney Farquhar

Katharine Watts McGovern

1953

Centennial Club

Jane Perry Liles

Jane Kales Ryan

Sally Fishburn Crockett

Friends of Madeira

Patricia Sinclair

Madeira Fund: $39,506 Participation: 36%

Friends of Madeira

Patricia Purcell Chappell

Peggy McMillan White

Founder’s Circle

Virginia Gibney Bacon

Jeanne Morgan Cortner

Lucia Howard Cushman

Suzanne Wilson Cramer

Keir Henley Donaldson

Mary Hamlin Dixon

Elizabeth Griggs Dorn

Susan Bassett Finnegan

Julie Johnson Engel

Elizabeth Owens Fletcher

Eula Harmon Hoff

Judith Bryant Friend

Nancy Pearre Lesure

Diana Hopkins Halsted

Mary Babcock Mountcastle

Doreen Booth Hamilton

Margaret Cochran Spear

Anne Bushby Hardy

Margaret Grant Young

Jennifer Griswold Hillhouse Joann Bogley Keithley

Madeira Fund: $33,826 Participation: 35%

Ann Rowland Koehler

Centennial Club

Madeira Fund: $22,027 Participation: 38%

Helen Thom Edwards

1906 Society

Oval Club

Lois Cowles Harrison

Angelica White Ewing

Centennial Club

Shelley Bush Jansing

Marcia van der Voort Bates

Alison Corning Jones

Friends of Madeira

Oval Club

Elizabeth Heap Anderson

Carolyn Bryan Goodrich

Coyla Bell Barry

Mona Hagyard

Anne Glazebrook Kehoe

1949

Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes

1952

Emily Champion Knobloch

Cynthia Sterling Cleminshaw Sara Graff Cooke

Jean Palmer Messex

Ann Crile Esselstyn

Boxwood Circle Elaine Grasselli Hadden Cynthia Comly Montague

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Nancy Upjohn Woodworth

1906 Society Anonymous

1244 donors

1206 donors

1129 donors

Oval Club Katherine Alexander Grimes Elizabeth Irving Maish Anne Cook Murphy

25%

Nancy Alyea Schiebel

26%

28%

Friends of Madeira Jerriette Kohlmeier Bartlett Lydia Richards Boyer

FY 2008

FY 2009

FY 2010

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a NN Ua L GiV iN G co Mpa Ris oN Phillips Exeter Academy The Lawrenceville School

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FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2010

$7,800,000

$5,490,951

Woodberry Forest School

$2,600,000

Episcopal High School

$2,477,919

*Miss Porter’s School

$2,006,920 $1,829,809

*Emma Willard School

$1,801,678

Sidwell Friends School *The Madeira School

$1,453,335

The Potomac School

$1,419,806

*all girls schools

Patricia Lawson Gow

1955

Friends of Madeira

Elizabeth Knox Radigan

Harriet Hamlin Holmes

Susan Boyd

Mary Winters Schlendorf

Debbie Carter

Anita Graf White †

Abigail Adams Manny

Reunion Giving: $92,164 Madeira Fund: $92,164 Participation: 37%

Anne Archbold Collins

Hilles Hamersley Martin

Founder’s Circle

Anne Succop Covert

1958

Jenifer Lee McDermott

Sallie Perkins Sullivan

Carolyn Cline Holmes

Flournoy Semmes Rogers

Boxwood Circle

Nancy Davis Holter

Harriet Hawes Savage

Gail Grant Slingluff

Jane Ritchey Kellogg

Katherine Hobson Southworth

1906 Society

Adele Butler McLennan

1954

Elizabeth McInnis Browne

Whitney Wing Oppersdorff

Madeira Fund: $15,120 Participation: 33%

Cornelia Slemp Burgess

Judith Poe

Centennial Club

Evelyn Scofield Rowland

1906 Society

Catharine Bieser Black †

Carolyn Morrissett Southard

Audrey Wallace Otto

Oval Club

Lois Limbert Witt

Centennial Club

Anonymous

1957

Anne Skae

Julia Brooks Reed

Jane Casey Hughes

Oval Club

Barbara Breneman Talbot

Madeira Fund: $14,150 Participation: 34%

Friends of Madeira

Marcia Tucker Boogaard

Friends of Madeira

1906 Society

Eleanor McGowin Adams

Nancy Young Cohen

Mary Baker Finch

Catherine McElvain Harvey

Evelyn Ellinger Albright

Cornelia Lombard Cook

Susan Hawes

Centennial Club

Mary Richmond Annibali

Celia Faulkner Crawford

Caroline Parker Hoppin

Dorothy Jemison Day

Meade Bridgers

Judy Towers Reemtsma

Mary Anne Dailey Jones

Oval Club

Katherine Walker Butterfield

Friends of Madeira

Carol McCune Kirtz

Jeanette Phelps Evans

Mary Eager Campbell

Julia Trabue Sanz

Kate Carpenter Henry

Annette Clark Chilton

Marion Eells Scragg

Mary Blair Vinson Koehl

Martha Taylor Hayne

Ann Barringer Spaeth

Mary Cosby Rinehart

Frances Morris Hubbard

Friends of Madeira

Marjorie Cochran Johnson

Eleanor Barlow

Enid Jones

Kathleen Galvin Johnson

Helen Blagden Gail Shaw Burlakoff Louise Cropley Eaton

Mary Kuhn Sweet

Sue Oakes Keith Dorothy Donald Krogh

Deborah Owen Turner Elizabeth Gilmor Shaw Wills

Lois Seward Kumpers

Madeira Fund: $37,469 Participation: 47% Boxwood Circle Louise Stillman Lehrman Joan Hulme Perera

1906 Society Linda Clark Waterman

Oval Club Leslie Meek Fitch Perre MacFarland Magness Margaret Bodine Wallis

Sallie Morris Collins

Lynde Sudduth Karin Elliot McElhinney Krash

Anne Dulany Lee

1956

Mary Davis Cooke

Valerie Limbert Olson

Madeira Fund: $24,986 Participation: 28%

Eda Darneille Doyle

Wendy Whitney Makins

Elsie Holmes Peck

Willia Fales Eckerberg

Mary Gibb Pascoe

Mary Crutcher Rodenberg

1906 Society

Gayle May Foster

Elizabeth Woodhall Rackley

Marian Baker Rogers

Frances DuBose Bohlayer

Naomi Tucker Gerwin

Sarah Abernethy Snyder

Lucia Coulter Scala

Julia Strelitz Hansen

Anne Dunlaevy Glenn

Suzanne Moorhead Spencer

Mary Biggs Stevenson

Mary Rockefeller Morgan

Molly Pickering Grose

Eleanor Ward Taylor

Sallie Harper Vance

Valerie Williams

Sarah Hand Herren

Lydia Thayer Ann Bradley Vehslage Kathleen Wisdom

Katherine Ohl Whitley

Oval Club

Elaine Reeves Padovani

Remle Cann Willett

Kate Halle Briggs

Susan McKinnon Paxson

Ruth Harold Zollinger

Anne Constantinople

Hollis Overholt Perry

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Madeira Fund: $15,300 Participation: 25%

Diana Russell

Melinda Lucas Geddes

Karen Koser Schwartz

1906 Society

Patricia Gesell

Kimmy Timolat Short

Nelle Huettig

Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky

Susanne Sweeney Kayyali

Oval Club

Elizabeth Pringle Knowles

Elizabeth Day Bolton

Elizabeth Johnston Lawson

Jae Barlow Roosevelt

Patricia Meanor Mannion

Friends of Madeira

Elizabeth Mason-Possidente

Cynthia McCune Allen

Frederica French McFerran

Polly Pratt Brown

Susan Perry

Eloise Morris Clark

Annabelle Loud Redway

Caroline Wood Duell

Elizabeth Clement Roak

Judy Kingsley Duncan

Martha Miller Spicer

Pauline Marean Evans

Alice Fales Stewart

Nancy Hale Hoyt

Evelyn Stockton Stewart

Marguerite Burton Humphrey

Judith Ray Van Dyke

Delphine Oman Roberts

Deane Blaisdell Wolfe

Nerissa Vom Baur Roehrs

Sarah Wainwright Yort

Sarah Shapley Faith Jarvis Smith

1962

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Marion Grassi Eliassen

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Judith Gildersleeve duPont

1959

Madeira Fund: $5,875 Participation: 23%

Elizabeth Dickson Kennedy Frances McCrea Mari Mennel-Bell Amy Neel Daphne vom Baur Susan Almy Yacubian

Oval Club

1964

Cynthia Fuller Davis Maria Ophuls Grant

Madeira Fund: $8,643 Participation: 28%

Diana Cochrane Prince

Oval Club

Friends of Madeira

Margaret Heun Bradford

Krystyna Sieminski Andreoni

Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis

Carter Grandy Bernert

Elisabeth Lineberger Lyon

Polly Hitchcock Bigham

Friends of Madeira

Anne Leventritt Bschorr

Suzanne Reynolds Bennison

Linda Coe

Ann Wilson Dixon

Robin Cutler

Elizabeth Harwood Dow

Nina Lord Doggett

Jane Stebbins Flower

Mary Anne Calhoun Farmer

Becky Jones Fouke

Patricia Glatfelter Foulkrod

Victoria Friendly

1961

Valerie Smith Holberton

Isabel Hitz Goff

Anne Dickson Ravenel

Lark Lovering

Barbara Kellogg Stowe

Madeira Fund: $11,050 Participation: 22%

Evelyn Thomsen Ruffin

Helene Jackson Magill

Camilla Crowe White

Centennial Club

Nancy Happel Schriber

Mary McLean

Letitia Rice Wilkinson

Virginia Parker Clagett

Laura Saunders Spratley

Judith Putzel

Julia Schieffelin

Edna Hubbard Travis

Emily Blair Chewning Stribling

1960 Reunion Giving: $65,765 Madeira Fund: $65,765 Participation: 58%

Oval Club

Boxwood Circle

Patricia Shea Ward

Nancy Miller Montgomery

Friends of Madeira

1906 Society

Barbara Quandt Breslau

Inez Noble Black

Susan Stockard Channing

Lisa Meyer

Pamela Mattison Hastings

Centennial Club

Margaret Hemingway

Barbara Hurlbert Cantwell

Elizabeth Hodges

Wendy Chinn Curtis

Alice Brown Lacey

Sara Heap

Colles Baxter Larkin

Julie Thomas Obering

Carol Miller

Oval Club

Eleanor Rubottom Odden

Ruth Campbell Austin Margaret Stahl Clifton

Janet McClendon Vaskas

1963 Madeira Fund: $29,825 Participation: 21% Headmistress’ Circle

Marion Symington Werner Margaret Williams Gene Richardson Wilmer

Deborah Loeb Brice

Oval Club Lucy Simpson Douglas

Friends of Madeira Elizabeth Conkey Baker Frances Cleveland Deborah Shapley Cortesi Rebecca Douglass Gimelli Beatrice Black Hoverstock Ann Schoellkopf Jewett

Marion Dewar Bell Isabelle Beuttell Dayton Lisa Heun Locke Bettie McGowin Marilyn McClure Jacqueline Loomis Quillen

Friends of Madeira Lynn Bailey

“oUR faciLitiEs are amazing and my classrooms are always clean.

Louise Ritchie Beale Stuart Blue

Thank you for supporting the maintenance

Anne Palms Chalmers

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Susan Cooley Marcia Bell de Garmo

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Reunion Giving: $2,575 Madeira Fund: $2,575 Participation: 19%

1967

Ann Lord Sparrow

Madeira Fund: $6,070 Participation: 30%

Robin Godfrey White Stephanie Kneipp Willis

Oval Club

Sara Walker Woodard

Oval Club

Maria Nyhart Dahlman

Clelia LeBoutillier Zacharias

Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Anne Fitzpatrick

Friends of Madeira

Caroline Ray Hovey

1969

Anne-Douglas Burrage Atherton

Friends of Madeira

Madeira Fund: $9,645 Participation: 18%

Irene Ballenger

Anne Huyler Baker

Centennial Club

Dora Cox

Deborah Bell

Perry Carpenter Wheelock

Marion Porter Crane

Julia Bradford

Oval Club

Gwynneth Evans Dieter

Diana Chace

Carol Eakin-Burdette

Catherine Cloutier

Deborah Fort

Ellen McLean Decaneas

Elizabeth Glatfelter

Edith Larkin Hubbell

Jessie Conyngham Griffith

Martha Kenerson

Carol Mattusch

Binney Rankin McCague

Henley Portner

Joan Conklin Moody

Adelaide Donnan Valentine

Susan Pool Moses Joan Mower

1966

Feroline Burrage Higginson

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Carolyn Alford Cason Taliaferro Flowers Crozer Tina Freeman

Friends of Madeira

Amanda Kyser Linda McCullough Paula Skallerup Osborn Clare Hudson Payne Lucille Pendleton Katherine Wilson Prelat Stephanie Ridder Sarah Gardner Ridgway Katharine Ferguson Roberts Lisa Carney Stebbins Anne Fenner Stolberg Megan Meyer Thompson Deborah Tucker Eileen Wilson

Patricia Middleton Blood Kyle Carney

1971

Margaret Soyster Fiore Emily Fisher

Madeira Fund: $2,846 Participation: 18%

Sharon Ingham Horal

Friends of Madeira

Claudine Kuhn Klose

Melissa Fisher Barker

Julia O’Brien

Mariette Ladd Champagne

Ann Fowler Rogers

Susan Read Cronin

Mathilde Koehler Rothwell

Emily Carey Cronin

Jane Gordon Rupley

Susan Graham Constance Turner Haydock

Madeira Fund: $24,438 Participation: 28%

Jennifer Owen Murphy

Boxwood Circle

Andrea Smith

Sarah Pettit Daignault

Elizabeth Soyster

1906 Society

Susan MacGregor Wheelwright

Tracy Savage

1968

Elsa Redmond Spencer

Oval Club Susan Penson Jarzemsky

Madeira Fund: $42,112 Participation: 31%

1970

Sharon Collins Park

Boxwood Circle

Friends of Madeira

Anonymous

Reunion Giving: $23,463 Madeira Fund: $23,463 Participation: 35%

Alexandra Breed

Eleanore Leavitt De Sole

1906 Society

Catherine Fisher Field

1906 Society

Coke Anne Murchison Wilcox

Judith Reynolds

Kata Adams Hull

Margaret Searles Franchot

Nancy Marshall Athey

Centennial Club

Wendy Berol Gifford

Centennial Club

Emma Hill

Nancy Young Gilpin

Carliss Baldwin

Catherine Harris Shraga

Heidi Hill Caroline Holdsworth Anne Brown Jones Katherine Lord Ellen Humphreville McGuire Joan Morgan Megan Baldrige Murray Cynthia Nadelman Ann Rasenberger Cecilia Viso

Anne Davis Harrison

Oval Club

Oval Club

Eleanor Hight

Joan Humphreville Fitzgibbon

Anonymous

1972

Vianda Hale Hill

Perrin Moorhead Grayson

Constance Norweb Abbey

Catherine Collins Hillenbrand

Warren Moore Miller

Christine Bowie Dove

Madeira Fund: $12,745 Participation: 21%

Anna Johnson-Chase

Friends of Madeira

Read Penson Gendler

1906 Society

Marian Jones Rice

Cynthia Achilles Coldren

Barbara Hoversten

Terry Huffington

Anne Leavitt Sexton

Sarah Collins

Anne Stickney

Oval Club

Jane Flues Simchak

Polly Talbot Donald

Friends of Madeira

Ann ffolliott

Margaret Simms

Lonsdale MacFarland Green

Kitty McGraw Berry

Patricia White Johnson

Parmelee Welles Tolkan

Maria Switz Halman

Robin Brooks

Jane Olberg Prowell

Christina Weppner

Greer Hardwicke

Margaret Caldwell

Katherine Forbes Wellford

Patience White

Mary Sprague Hauenstein

Jane Cannon

Friends of Madeira

Melissa Harrington Leavy

Judith Coffin

Mary Alice McGowin Beck

Lynne Marmet McCombs

Elinore Evans

Marti Bellingrath

Kimbrough Koontz Nash

Alice Major Fogle

Rebecca Gardner Campbell

Sydney Pool Scarborough

Nieltje Gedney

Ann Conyngham

Clare Happel Scurry

Deborah Grant

Ann Frame

Harriet Phelps Sobell

Alva Greenberg

Edith Metcalf Gingras

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Louisa Keller Miller Nini Mirkil Sakaguchi

Audrey Noyes Ludemann

Holly Pepper White

Cynthia Irving Moore

Marion Nimick Silbert

1975

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1980

Anne Glazebrook Kehoe

Nancy Johnson Hillengas

Isabel Swift

Reunion Giving: $35,830 Madeira Fund: $35,830 Participation: 18%

Jean Milholland Shriver

Julia Jackson Bellinger

Gaye Symington

Headmistress’ Circle

1955

Robin Patrowicz-Gart

Elizabeth Lowrey Valentine

Kimberly Williamson Darden

Catharine Bieser Black†

Lynn Stein Cassady

Mary Claire Zannini Wall

Centennial Club

Caroline Parker Hoppin

1985

True McGowin Nicolson

Elizabeth Gilmor Shaw Wills

Laura Anderson Hendell

1973

Oval Club

1960

Kassie Benham

Madeira Fund: $15,769 Participation: 11%

Lisa Ostrich

Stuart Blue

Susanna Bryan Kondracki

Sarah Parker

Wendy Chinn Curtis

Mary North Church Cooper

1906 Society

Louise Holland Peterson

Elizabeth Clement Roak

Ashley Peeples Oberlin

Susan Robinson Solberg

Dorothy Thompson Whiteside

Jean Ann Stewart Banker

Caroline Rockefeller Spencer

Marion Dewar Bell

Elizabeth Quainton Anderman

Ann Huessener

Friends of Madeira

Alice Fales Stewart

Catherine Salisbury

Centennial Club

Ann Bausum

Frederica French McFerran

Ingrid Schneider

Marree Shore Townsend

Westwood Byrd

Judith Gildersleeve duPont

1990

Oval Club

Meredith Mack Elvidge

Lisa Heun Locke

Kristen Cogar Burtle

Catherine Rosenthal Stuart

Sarah Glenn Grise

Elizabeth Johnston Lawson

Brodie Coggeshall Kight

Friends of Madeira

Caroline Baldwin Kahl

Jacqueline Loomis Quillen

Jessica Dawson

Theresa Beyer

Catherine Grubbs Laws

Bettie McGowin

Christiana Aretta Rodriguez

Melanie Fort Christian

Debra Mayer

Lisa Meyer

Gilchrist Smoot Phillips

Margo Shean Dana

Emma Bailey Moreno

Nancy Miller Montgomery

Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris

Jane Hewson

Cornelia Worsley Newell

Inez Noble Black

1995

Hope McGowan

Julie Robbins

Victoria Parkin-Fesmire

Patricia Anyaso Sasser

Elizabeth Breul O’Rourke

Jane Lowenthal Rothschild

Lavinia Plumley Packard

Jane Chellgren Stiteler

Heidi Hamman Shakely

Kendall Speck Smith

Katharine Ryan Selznick

Lanique Eubanks

Rosalind Willis

Rosamond Parker Smythe

Julie Thomas Obering

Kafi N. Sanders

Sarah Lang Sponheim

1970

Amanda L. Schall

Katherine Steele

Feroline Burrage Higginson

Katherine Smith Hopewood

Madeira Fund: $12,412 Participation: 17%

Sarah Taliaferro

Jane Cannon

2000 Caroline Christy

Centennial Club

1976

Catherine Harris Shraga

Frances von Stade Downing

Madeira Fund: $5,100 Participation: 14%

1974

Oval Club Barbara Murchison Coffman

Oval Club

Kate Phillips Connolly

Catharine O’Neill Broderick

Nancy David Dillon

Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell

Cynthia Lee Smet

Friends of Madeira

Friends of Madeira

Anonymous

Taunya Brownlee

Stephanie Danforth Chafee

Susan Curry Cadwalader

Katherine Cleaver

Carol Coyne

Chase Rodgers Harrigan

Mary Boney Clark

Anne Howlett Houser

Susan Saltonstall Duncan

Judith Lowery

Beryl Edwards

Fannie Zollicoffer Mallonee

Robin Butcher Gilmartin

Andree Reeves

Jane Soyster Gould

Wendy Woodworth Robbins

Margaret Gray

Amy Wilson Scott

Debra Small Johnson

Sarah Sharpe

Sharon Coyle Kiernan

Carol Morrison Shiels

Elizabeth Wray Longino

Lucretia Hadden Weiner

Kitty McGraw Berry

Laura De Sole

Coke Anne Murchison Wilcox

Eleni Garbis Simmoneau

Lucille Pendleton

Morgan Lloyd

Read Penson Gendler

Alexis Merin

Anne Stickney

Kathryn Moore

1975

2005

Caroline Baldwin Kahl

Julia Cadwallender

Sarah Glenn Grise

Hallie Fox

Catherine Grubbs Laws Louise Holland Peterson Meredith Mack Elvidge Debra Mayer Kendall Speck Smith Katherine Steele Kimberly Williamson Darden

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Madeira Fund: $6,141 Participation: 15%

Alexandra Whitman

Sarah Kinney Contomichalos

Friends of Madeira

Sarah Robinson Cowden

Centennial Club

Emily Preston Brunkhurst

Kelly Flynn

Betsy Licht Turner

Michelle Howard Combs

Elsie Conyngham McHale

Alison Helbronner McDonald

Oval Club

Sarah Esterling

Joan Tanous

Kimberly Ablard McGowan

Heather Muir Kirby

Holly Meckel Henry

Anne Thompson Taylor

Sophie Annibali Mellon

Brooke Myers

Tracey Regan

Hildreth Willson

Isa Catto Shaw

Friends of Madeira

Lesley Woodberry Robinson

1982

Angela Anderson

1980

Susan Wrampelmeier Atkinson Cynthia Strickland Graham

Reunion Giving: $7,285 Madeira Fund: $7,285 Participation: 20%

Madeira Fund: $11,155 Participation: 19%

Sarah Holmes

Oval Club

Polly Holyoke Carla Knobloch

Amy Carter

Story Smith Graves

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Ann Baker Boney

1977

Anne Mobley Hassett Cecilia Mermel MacCallum Alison Mayer

Brenda Slaughter-Reynolds Paige Lucas Walker Holland Williams

Centennial Club

1984

Diana Sanson

Oval Club

Madeira Fund: $8,165 Participation: 11%

Rebecca Humphrey Diederich

Andrea Hunnicutt Bates

Centennial Club

Pamela Fairchild

Catherine Flynn Daume

Laura Walton Hirschfeld

Elizabeth Shipp Logue

Friends of Madeira

Lori Parker

Gretchen Lipke

Patricia Mathews

Susan Dulany Atkinson

Jessica Story Turner

Oval Club

Charlotte Meryman-Thompson

Julia Jackson Bellinger

Friends of Madeira

Misti Mukherjee

Stirling Cassidy Smith

Caroline Renzy Bellinger

Courtenay Marvin Adams

Friends of Madeira

Mary Merritt Vidas

Julianne Fanning Brykczynski

Alicia Ragsdale Alford

Lydia Gray Bartholow

Helen Wiley

Lynn Stein Cassady

Elizabeth Billett Bilhartz

Kate Armfield Fannon

1978

Anne Warden Clark

Georgina Bliss Marshall

Pamela Parker

Hannah Klein Connolly

Catherine Stewart Brown

Jill Roberts

Eugenia Minondo de Fairhurst

Alice Carter

Paige Williams Smith

Headmistress’ Circle

Deniz Ozberkmen Dennery

Priscilla Craven

Thankful Vanderstar

Sharon Saul Davis

Marianne Dorion

Estelina Dallett

1906 Society

Courtney Michaux Douglas

Shannon Harris Flanders

1985

Maurine Shores Halperin

Paola Giovanetti

Nancy Johnson Hillengas

Ann Dodson Lindsay

Reunion Giving: $44,475 Madeira Fund: $24,475 Participation: 13%

Cecilia Drew Loeb

Kirsten Menes

1906 Society

Kelly Taylor Merriam

Reed Montague

Elizabeth Quainton Anderman

Mary-Lynn Perry Moore

Beth Ann Trapold Newton

Phoebe Lang

Laurey Frederickson Nixon

Jane Lawrence Peeples

Ingrid Schneider

Dana Schmidt

Kathleen Flood Reid

Centennial Club

Caroline Acheson Seward

Amy Sullivan

Katherine MacDonald Sternbach

Catherine Salisbury

Whitney Thier

Robin Sterrett

Oval Club

Page Robinson Thomas

Madeira Fund: $44,460 Participation: 14%

Elizabeth Wattles Wilkes

Centennial Club Katherine Sullivan Scovil

Oval Club Felicia Layson Evans Rita Nido Romeu

Friends of Madeira Margaret Griffin Begor Jamie Loomis Cloud Carita Crawford-Keene

Audrey Baxter Young

Catherine Clarke Fox Katherine Holmes-Chuba

1981

Dorothy Kerr

Madeira Fund: $28,750 Participation: 13%

Susan Brown Kroes

Susanna Bryan Kondracki

1983

Ashley Peeples Oberlin

Madeira Fund: $12,235 Participation: 19%

Friends of Madeira

1906 Society

Jenna Ashley Samantha Corte

Susan Ramsey Aldrich

Louise Boney McCoy

1906 Society

Sage Wheeler

Cricket Potter

Anne Murray Gambal

Oval Club

Lisa Feldman Goldstein

Lorna Stokes

Page Hopkins

Tamera Smith Brown

Laura Anderson Hendell

Sofia Treviño de Burford

Kimberly Hughes

Charlotte Worsley

Ingrid Rockefeller Kirkland

1979 Madeira Fund: $4,517 Participation: 9%

Judith Wall Guest

Kristine Young Rich

Helen Muir Milby

Siana Tackett

Oval Club

Heath Slane

Joan Wise

Jacqueline Arends

Friends of Madeira

Clara Bingham Mariela Cisneros-Mestre

Oval Club

Courtenay Valenti Joanne Passano Bartlett

Robbie Oxnard Bent Kecia Brown Hilary Stone Carroll Heidi Glikbarg Feeney

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1989

Madeira Fund: $5,475 Participation: 19%

Madeira Fund: $5,805 Participation: 29%

Madeira Fund: $15,050 Participation: 20%

Oval Club

Oval Club

Boxwood Circle

Natasha Boissier

Brooke Stroud Carnot

CeCe Davenport

Susan McArver Dunton

Colleen Kepner

Harriett Evans Gaddy

Oval Club

Heather Heller

Michelle Malek Olson

Friends of Madeira

Siobhan Howard Davenport

Tisho Holtby Jessop

Friends of Madeira

Carolyn Gold Aberman

Carol Heron Gering

Nada Sibay Kanaan

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Georgina Anderson Curran Julie Graceffo Daccord Jessica Dawson

Dulany Cain Anning

Jennifer Ewing Allen

Friends of Madeira

Brodie Coggeshall Kight

Heather McMillen Blevins

Sydney Ashley

Toby Chieffo-Reidway

Hana Layson

Helaine Osterneck Brill

Susan Wehrenberg Bergdoll

Melanie Dunea

Jillian MacKenzie

Elizabeth Bunting Burke

Kate Foster Boyd

Victoria Moore Fortune

Megan McCabe

Heather Huffman Carskaddan

Ayse Uzer Crowley

Heidi Santner Freeman

Claire Williamson McPherson

Claire Hebeler Harrington

Gaither Smoot Deaton

Emma Tomarken Grimes

Reena Srivastava Pally

Alexandra Kuczynski

Kristel Dorion

Beth Collier Groves

Elizabeth Collier Pendleton

Carolyn Ince Mansfield

Jennifer Eisenberg Grosswald

Nora Keating Gvozdov

Gilchrist Smoot Phillips

Avery Miller

Eleanor Harrison Bregman

Marian Hamilton Harwood

Kendra Novick

Sarah Hayne Reilly

Erin Tyndall Hawthornthwaite

Patricia Hendren

Leila Ripley

Brooke Sabin

Kelly Hobbs

Alison Malawer Holmes

Christiana Aretta Rodriguez

Sheila Sampath

Nicole Guerrero Hope

Merel Kennedy

Kathryn Shedrick

Louise Shaw

Jenny Merlis Houston

Stacia Loveall - Center

Kemba Eneas Walden

Diana Gilbert Sparrgrove

Brooke Lively

Ann Renzy Maclean

1991

Sarah Starling Wessels

Shelley Sapone McGonnigal

Kathryn Savitz Steinman

Cameron Proffitt Taylor

Almena McGowin Morgan

Adrienne Thompson

Madeira Fund: $4,780 Participation: 13%

Laura McArver Timberlake

Henrietta Wiggins Muller

Gayle Shafer Trotter

Oval Club

Holly Twyford

Margot Hostie O’Leary

Anna Conyers Wood

Jennifer Gerstenfeld Argenti

Tara Nayak Palmore

Telle Zeiler

Sarah Outman Brophy

1990

Friends of Madeira Alice Ayres Edmonds

Ashleigh Smythe

Reunion Giving: $9,014 Madeira Fund: $9,014 Participation: 28%

Talbot Reyner Taylor

Centennial Club

Mariemma Monroig Dolige

Aimee La Gorce-Jeans

Shannon Stockett Goldwater

Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris

Nancy Goodman Grimes

Friends of Madeira

Jaime Koepsell

Anonymous

Priscilla Lawson

Vida Grebliunas Barham

Adrienne Archer Blackwell

Lisa Marinelli

Katherine Collado Brasco

Susan Bruno

Jennifer Evers Shakeshaft

Elizabeth Fesmire Buddy

Frances Burden

Anita Patel Tolani

Nancy Cooper Coles

Kristen Cogar Burtle

Anne Faircloth

Kelly Cole

1987 Madeira Fund: $12,979 Participation: 19% 1906 Society Maurine Keller Thornton

Centennial Club Catherine Rocco Goodwin

Friends of Madeira Anonymous Margaret Mullady Arbogast

Sarah Quarrier Augusta Reese Donohue Robin Ragsdale Schenck

Nancy Rodwell Tuohy Ann Koppel Van Hanken Carol Welsh Deenya Greenland Young Jennifer Nunes Zoga

Sonia Banerji Jeanne Chou

Mary Day Fitzgibbon Lisa Herren Foster Whitney Brown Jones Christy Lillquist Lauren McBurney Haile Parker McCollum

“i had NEVER played tennis

Sophie Muir

before I came to Madeira and now I love it so

Christin Passaro

much. Thank you for supporting the athletic

Sonja Rasmussen Patel Lisabeth Sperry Roof

department.”

Karen Jacobs Sulek Randall Moore Ware

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Katharine Marshall Huntington Avemaria Smith

our soirees in Main Living Room. Thank you for supporting our musical program at Madeira.”

1994

Eleanor Johnson Estes

Nell Maceda

Anya Kuznetsova-Schafer

Kathleen McCabe

Friends of Madeira

Lesley Milner

Lindsay Krause Blackwood Tara Kerr Carter Philippa North Englert Dansby Wells Erwin Rebecca Grad Elizabeth Whipp Grau

Betty Momenian Dinarte

Rachel DeVries Mraz

Yun-Chih Feng

Katherine Piggott-Tooke

Shahrzad Ghorashi

Dana Prey

Phoebe duPont Harris

Kathryn Saunders

Christina Lehmejian-Karaszewski

Maya Scott

Katherine Petty MacLane

Mairin Burke Smith

Jenny Mayo

Jessica Uscinski

Emery Mikel

Alexandra Cooke Walden

Michele Kim Lam

Nichelle Sanders

Tara Wegener Lamond

Alison Fein Young

2000

Mimi Van Wyck Morrison Sarah Piper

1997

Jessica Mazur Pyhtila

Madeira Fund: $875 Participation: 6%

India Dozier Rows Alexandra Peck Samala Monica Sanz

Friends of Madeira Ariane Goldberg Finkel Adele Cowart Nelson

1995

Andrea Press

Reunion Giving: $2,905 Madeira Fund: $2,905 Participation: 22%

Meghan Stalker Lara Wilkinson Sarah Young

Jennifer Gifford Bainbridge Elizabeth Meehan Hewitt

Maureen Callahan-Rohowsky Forman Buckley Kuhn Fricker

Tai Burkholder Jill Crissman Lanique Eubanks Dianna Fiore

Johanna Vasur Lisskar Essie McGowin Ashley Moorshead

Reena Lawande Pande Leila Davenport Ross

Gwendolyn Wilson Osborn Kristen Proverb

Nana Tchabo-desBordes

Jennifer Bain Woojung Choi Caroline Christy

Friends of Madeira

Katherine Smith Hopewood

Melanie McCaffree Clark

Decade Club

Laura Flippin

Ronda Harvey

Janelle Irick Bynum

Laura De Sole

Kathryn Moore

Sheila Reynolds Gupta

Zoe Burkholder

Oval Club

Madeira Fund: $2,088 Participation: 17%

Margaret Gillis

Friends of Madeira

Ashley Powell

1998

Megan Phillips Drury

Oval Club

Centennial Club

Divya Shenoy

Danielle Phipps Artabasy

Madeira Fund: $5,365 Participation: 9%

Reunion Giving: $6,455 Madeira Fund: $6,455 Participation: 24%

Christina Ferrari

Potomac Club

1992

Anne Guthrie Caitlin Lainoff

Oval Club

Friends of Madeira

my musical talents at

Madeira Fund: $3,160 Participation: 13%

Rita Del Curto Eudoxie Dickey

Ronda Cunningham Webber

Madeira Fund: $1,505 Participation: 13%

“i ENJoysharing

1996

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Kafi N. Sanders

1993

Patricia Anyaso Sasser

Madeira Fund: $910 Participation: 7%

Kimberley Munger Schultz Shayna Lefrak Showalter

Friends of Madeira

Mary Staab de Vogeler

Maryetta Anschutz

Jessica Murray

Oval Club

Nancy Sasser

Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon

Friends of Madeira

Friends of Madeira

Emily Appel-Newby

Rula Abirafeh

Maya Dutt

Anna Coyne

Brigit Ferguson

Lara Gogolak

Alisha Guertin

Munhara Hamza

Lauren Rosebush Hilyard

Katherine Weeden Hunt

Catherine Ickes

Blake Points Kavanagh

Alexis Merin

Megan Krause

Kathryn Moss

Taylor French Lutz

Nadya Hajj Parks

Alison Benbow Osborne

Alison Reynolds

Caroline Pott

Eleni Garbis Simmoneau

Caroline Preston

Eliza Spaulding

Alana Malick Ritenour

Lysandra Wolberd

Alexandra Malin Schumann

2001

Alexandra Klaren Seitz Sarah Swain

Madeira Fund: $1,602 Participation: 17%

Catherine Swezey

Decade Club

1999

Sarah Amsbary

Jane Chellgren Stiteler

Holly Bouma

Kelley Syron

Manpreet Dhillon

Dina Tamimi

Madeira Fund: $680 Participation: 19% Friends of Madeira

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Mariska Batavia

Elizabeth Black

Khadija Shirazy

Christina Calce

Nefret Hanna

Julia Collins

Ariel Hopkins

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Christina Simpson Layton

Kathleen McDermott

Stephanie Masiello

Sarah Oxford

Julia McHugh

Shoshana Raskas

Alexa Mirvis

Mary Katherine Sisco

Luvean Myers

Alanna Sklover

Katharine Osteen

2002 Madeira Fund: $2,797 Participation: 24% Oval Club Merin Frank Guthrie

Potomac Club

Lindsey Passaic Jennifer Prey Elizabeth Skolnik Elizabeth Smith Kendall Turner Katherine Yohay

2006 Madeira Fund: $1,595 Participation: 20%

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Friends of Madeira

Lily Sehn Alison Serota Miden Wood Marian Wurzel

Potomac Club

2009

Olivia Fitzpatrick

Decade Club

Madeira Fund: $297 Participation: 10%

Noelle Andreano

Decade Club

Kathleen Fallon

Virginia Falzon

Mary Louise Kistler

Tosca Fischer

Alexandra Wisniewski

Friends of Madeira

Ashley Woods

Suchitra Akmanchi

Friends of Madeira

Sarah Armstrong

Sally Brady

Danielle Bae

Natalia Doan

Melissa Berkowitz Courtney Fox

Whitney Little

2004

Annalee Falconer

Decade Club

Madeira Fund: $984 Participation: 14%

Katelyn Gibert

Danielle Landau

Katherine Kline

Merrill Roth

Rickie De Sole

Potomac Club

Maria Lohner

Melanie Denson

Sarah Crane

Nicole Marriott

Margaret O’Gorman

Decade Club

Beverley Mbu

Cri-Cri Richards

Rebecca Eltzroth

Kristina Neighbour

Katherine Wisniewski

Courtney Gorrell

Leigh Psaris

Friends of Madeira

Friends of Madeira

Carolina Richards

Susanna Aguirre

Anonymous

Anna-Constantia Richardson

Camden Burton

Alana Barraj

Susan Cooley

Erin Burger-Gohl

Francesca-Maria de Quesada

Elena Isella

Melinda Delis

Ariel Levin

Kristin Douglas

Christina Previti

Lauren Edmondson

Caroline Romanoff

Caitlin Elmore

Caroline Salamack

Alyssa Holt

Kate Silbert

Elizabeth Leiter

Kathryn von Kann

Kathryn Mannering

2005

Lauren Kayes Katherine Kies

Virginia Simms

Reunion Giving: $885 Madeira Fund: $885 Participation: 20%

Christine Steele

Decade Club

Melanie Stevens

Laura Atkins

2008

2003

Julia Cadwallender

Madeira Fund: $615 Participation: 15%

Frances Atkins

Kathryn Mims Natalie Romanoff

Madeira Fund: $1,540 Participation: 27% Decade Club Alexandra Friedman

Lane Longino Seetha Ramanathan Jade Smith Ellen Watson †

Emily Gerdelman

Friends of Madeira

Ariel Hill-Davis

Francesca Buss

Anne Kristol

Rebecca Dale

Lindsay Moore

Hallie Fox

Catherine Pitcher

Taylor Ganz

Ann Plum

Monica Holt

Emily Titelman

Lauren Jones

Friends of Madeira

Jong-Hyun Kim

Dana Al-Haroun

Alison McDonough

† denotes donor who is deceased

2007 Madeira Fund: $305 Participation: 8% Decade Club Alyssa Weinberger

Friends of Madeira Sydney Dittman Chelsea Guster Krista Harriman

Claire McKinney Caroline Osherow

Decade Club Margaret Douglas

“i cRiEd so hard at my graduation as I

Addison Miller

Friends of Madeira Angela Dean

thought about all the wonderful friends that

Chelsea Drumheller Rachel Fleming

I had made at Madeira.

Katherine Jenkins

Thank you for your

Kate Kamber Rebecca Leland

continued support of

Kelsey Linebaugh

this great place.”

Kristen O’Donnell

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he Parents’ Association was busy working towards the goal of parent involvement and support of Madeira. The 2009– 2010 Parents’ Association Leadership Council (PALC) was polled and, to everyone’s admiration and gratitude, it was determined that parents logged in over 1,000 volunteer hours this year! The parent community maintained their involvement in numerous Madeira events such as: Orientation for new families, Parents’ Weekend I & II, the Valentine’s Day Celebration, and the Faculty / Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Additionally, parents volunteered throughout the year with Admissions; as team parents to eight varsity teams and eleven junior varsity teams; the performing arts including music, dance, visual arts, and the theater; the school store; and ongoing faculty/staff appreciation. The new Co-Curriculum Committee provided support to the Co-Curriculum office and assisted in another very entertaining and useful interview exercise for the sophomore class. In an effort to get more parents to attend Parents’ Association meetings last year, each meeting featured a member of the Madeira staff or faculty who gave a presentation. Speakers included Ms. Paula Osborn ’70, P’98, Ms. Heidi Freeman ’89, and Ms. Patricia Sasser ’95 talking about traditions at Madeira; Ms. M.A. Mahoney spoke about teaching adolescent girls and Ms. Sheila Reilly talked about the college application process. Mr. Jeff Dayton gave an enlightening presentation on social networking and Mr. André Withers brought parents up to date on the Co-Curriculum initiatives. The time and effort of these faculty and staff members was greatly appreciated by all those parents who were able to attend a meeting. Madeira is grateful to each and every parent for their service and participation as members of the Parents’ Association. The School greatly benefits from your time and effort volunteering and all of your contributions to the Madeira community. Katherine Armstrong P’10 did a wonderful job serving as President of the PALC for the last two years and put in countless hours to help guide the Parents’ Association.

paREN ts’ asso ciati oN L Ead ER ship co UNciL 2009 – 2010 Rosemarie & Richard Andreano, Jr. P’06,’08 Rachel & Brett Armstrong P’09,’13 Katherine Armstrong P’10 President Mary Hargrave-Berkowitz P’09,’11 Jaquelin Bishof P’11 Hersa Burke P’10 Yvette Burley P’10 Deb Burton P’02,’08,’10 Diane Chow P’10 Sigita Clark P’10 Kate Phillips Connolly ’74, P’12 Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr. P’11 Debra Dean P’08,’11 Margaret Doubleday P’11 Laura Dunkel P’11 Kathy Dussault P’10 Felicia Layson Evans ’78, P’12 Joy Every P’06,’12 Dianne Guensberg P’10 Susan Haller P’10 Victoria Healy P’08,’11 Kim Dreux-Kelly P’10 Melissa & Douglas Landau P’04,’09,’12 Mollie Maresco P’08,’12 Vanessa Mattox P’10 Laura May P’10 Valerie Meuleners P’11 Loni Parent P’11,’12 Nancy Parenti P’11 Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12 Nancy Porte P’10 Sherry Ruffing P’13 Jane Ruppe P’10 Dana Schreiner P’12 Margaret Sotos P’11 Linn Woloshin P’12

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ur family feels very fortunate to have found such a wonderful place as Madeira. Raising three daughters in an extremely technical and increasingly “global” world made it imperative for us to find the right academic environment that would help provide our girls with the tools and enable them to gain the confidence that would be necessary for them to compete as effectively as their male counterparts. Madeira has delivered everything we hoped for and we could not be more pleased with the overall preparation our girls have received as they begin to embrace the challenges ahead of them. “I received the best advice from a veteran Madeira mom when I first arrived as a freshman parent, and that was to volunteer and join the Parents’ Association Leadership Council (PALC). She told me it would be an easy and

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fun way to learn about the School and things that are happening on campus that our girls don’t necessarily remember to share with their parents. I have to say, I have enjoyed my involvement in the PALC more then I could have imagined. I have made wonderful new friends and have learned many behind-thescenes details about the School that make me appreciate it more and more with each passing year. My daughters also enjoy and appreciate the fact that I am so up-to-date with their school. The reward is so large compared to the very few volunteer hours it takes to be a part of the PALC and the Madeira faculty and staff make me feel as though my time truly helps make a difference to the School and the students.” LoNi paRENt p’11,’12 ATHLETICS LIAISON, PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

photo: Loni parent with her three daughters: (L – R) Makenzie ’12, Jessica ’11, and Jordan.

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adeira parents of the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 should be proud of the support they showed their daughters’ school last year. Your generous gifts resulted in the surpassing of both goals set at the start of the year, $302,119 raised (topped the goal of $300,000) and 86% parent participation (exceeded the 80% goal). Both totals are also increases over the 2008 – 2009 Parents’ Fund results. pa REN ts’ fU N d co MMitt EE 2009 – 2010 Pat Alagia P’13 Elizabeth & Bruce Amsbary P’01 Past Parent Co-Chairs

The support of the many donors and the hard work and dedication of the Parents’ Fund Committee have made this year’s fund a great success. Special thanks to Annalisa and David Parks P’10,’12 who have served as Co-Chairs of the Parents’ Fund for the last two years and who have put in countless hours to help the Parents’ Fund grow and achieve all that it has.

Laurie & Thomas Benton P’10,’13 Rosslyn Boutte P’12

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Kecia Brown ’83, P’13 Geneva Garcia-Castillo P’13 Kate Phillips Connolly ’74, P’12 Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr. P’11 Arthur Dean P’08,’11 Anne & Tom DiBenedetto P’11

Senior parents Junior parents Sophomore parents Freshman parents

Total dollars $104,191 $68,722 $84,607 $54,555

Participation 83% 73% 79% 79%

Margaret Doubleday P’11 Kathy Dussault P’10 Anne Murray Gambal ’81, P’10 Susan Haller P’10 Robi Tamargo P’10 Chair of the Senior Parent Gift Program Phyllis Humphrey P’12 Troy Isreal P’13 Rosemary & David Jallits P’12 Anne & Ken Krieg P’13 Misti Mukherjee ’84, P’13 Nancy Nelson P’12 Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12 Co-Chairs of the Parents’ Fund Addie Perkins-Williamson P’12 Jane Ruppe P’10 Carina Slepian P’11 Peggy Styer P’10 Katherine & G. Cabell Williams, III P’07,’11 Joy Every & Gary Wortman P’06,’12

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The continuation of The 20% Club, which gives credit to anyone who donates 20% or more than their prior year’s gift, resulted in a vast increase in both dollars and participants. There were 98 parents who joined The 20% Club and their combined increase over last year’s gifts was $51,442. A Madeira education cannot be made possible solely by tuition income. The School relies on additional support from the Madeira community to not only maintain the standard of a Madeira education but to expand upon the educational opportunities for which it is known. The Parents’ Fund, as a portion of The Madeira Fund, is relied upon to help cover this gap and thus allow the School to provide the best possible education and environment for today’s Madeira Girls. On behalf of the faculty, administration and students, Madeira thanks these parents for their generous support of the School.


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Laurie & Thomas Benton

paRENts of 2012

Hea Won Hahn & Sung Kyu Lee

Kecia Brown ’83

Parents’ Fund Total: $84,607

Mollie & Richard Maresco

Lisa O’Hara & Wayne Burstein

Parents’ Fund Participation: 79%

Tammie & Don McIlvaine

Boxwood Circle

Clark Nelson

paRENts of 2013

Henrietta & Tom Butler

Parents’ Fund Total: $54,555

John Davis

Parents’ Fund Participation: 79%

Audrey & Michael Deegan

1906 Society

Catherine & Cameron Funkhouser

Jane & Charles Fink

Karen Hinton & Howard Glaser

Anne & Ken Krieg

Troy Isreal

Emily & David Powell

Susan Mara & Robert Kingscott

Centennial Club

Julia Leavy

Lisa & Paul Brown

Karen Reddick-Little & Paul Little

Devi Sardjito & Susanto Hartanto

Cynthia & Irwin Logan

Melissa & Geoffrey Stearn

Mary & Laurance Longtin

Oval Club

Janet Laatunen-Matthews & Tim Matthews

Anonymous Alexa Halaby & Pat Alagia J.D. & Neal Callander Tracey & Jeff Carlton Angela Marney & Tacie Dejanikus Marice Werth & Peter Dodson Susan & Mark Foster Laurie & Mark Gillman Donna & Alexander Hadjis Cindy & Russell Jacobs, III Laurie & Richard Johnson Patricia & Gary Kain

Jung Yoon Jang & Young Jae Hu

Caroline & John Oakes Loni & Kenneth Parent

1906 Society Katherine & Osmar Abib, Jr.

Addie Perkins-Williamson Leslie & Alan Peterson

May Wall & Walter Lynch

Dongmei Zhang & Jie Tang

Annalisa & David Parks

Mary & Todd VanHoose

Centennial Club

Karen & Linwood Walton, Jr. Anonymous

Keith Williamson

Margaret & David Gardner Patricia & Wilson Griffith

Friends of Madeira Anonymous

Jane & Richard Kettler Ky Kirby & Frank LoPresti

Chris & Mark Bilowus Rosslyn Boutte

Lee & Matthew Merod

Oval Club

Robin Murphy

Bridget & Kenneth Atkinson

Shelley Griewahn & Patrick Okita

Pamela Miller & Jon Breyfogle

LaTonya Phoenix

Keiko & Arthur Brown

Monique Powell-Davis

Claudia Perry & Richard Choi

Margaret & Scott Richards

Kate Phillips Connolly ’74 & Aidan Connolly

Karen & David Braun

Deborah Ross †

Rebecca & J. Matthew Clark

Susan & Jeffrey Greenberg

John Estes, III

Penelope Smith

Felicia Layson Evans ’78 & Tony Evans

Suzette Telesford

Carol-Ann & Douglas Fuss

Deborah Tucker ’70 & Richard Sherman

Ana Euceda Sharon Felzer Whitney & Timothy Fitzgerald

Marion & John duPont

Sherry & Frank Ruffing

Mónica & Eduardo Castillo Sung Hae Yoon & Ki Rok Choi

Eileen & Tom Griffin Tina & Howard Griggs Sarah Hale

Janice & John Homan

Maude Lee & Brian Hattery

Mary & Harry Klaff

Rosemary & David Jallits

Bo Kyung Han & Kyung Mu Lee

Renu & Rajiv Khanna

Anne & John Moriarty

Mary & Harry Klaff

Misti Mukherjee ’84 & Mike Williams

Rani Joyce & Joyce Kuncheria

Helene & Christopher Hemus Martin Hudson Phyllis & Jeffrey Humphrey Sarah & Kevin Jansen

Deborah Jones & Richard Olson Catherine & George Parker Reyna & Laurence Pratt

c URR ENt paR ENt d oN oRs a Nd paR ticipatioN

Lorre & James Ruffin

FISCAL YEARS 2008 – 2010

Sandy & Bruce Werness Jimei Wang & Xiaojun Xia

260 donors

240 donors

Tamara & Randal Seal

199 donors

Friends of Madeira Anonymous Rachel & Brett Armstrong Joan & George Bailey Tonya Banks

59%

FY 2008

72%

FY 2009

86%

FY 2010

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Soo Mi Lim & Sung Won Jeon

Friends of Madeira Anonymous

Jin Byung Choi & Byung Bae Lee

Fiona Candlish & Randall Carter

Ellen Meltzer

Sarah Gerould & Tim Cohn

Nancy Nelson

Edmund Cutts, Jr.

Olayinka Oladapo

Satinder & Avtar Dhaliwal

Comfort Osei & Alex Osei-Kwame

Anne & Tom DiBenedetto

Janet Pfleeger

Laura & Robert Dunkel

Sabitri Wright & Sean Reynolds

Joan & Mostafa El-Erian

Dana & William Schreiner

Jennifer Ellison April Floyd

Daniel Swedberg Peggy & Christopher Thompson

Kathryn & Andrew Garman Robin & Morgan Grace

William Todd

Vicki & Tom Healy

Ian Wattenmaker

Kathy & Bruce Johnson

Stacie Allison-Weaver & Erik Weaver Kelly Baxter & Edward Wheeler Lisa Winter

Doris & Craig Kasold Karen & Jonathan Kayes Young Ja & Jin Hak Kim

Joy Every & Gary Wortman Edward Wright

Eun Joo & Kyu Sung Lee Diana Dahlgren & Richard Levin Kathleen & Thomas Maiden

paRENts of 2011

Betsy McBride

Parents’ Fund Total: $68,722

Dennis McBride

Parents’ Fund Participation: 73%

Valerie Meuleners

1906 Society

Carolyn & Benjamin Miller Darren Moody

Anonymous Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr.

Regina Genton & Allen Mosher Alden O’Brien

Lurita & Doug Doan Sharon Malone & Eric Holder

Julianna & Ishmael Odai-Afotey Janet Osborn

Centennial Club

Michael Osborn

Kelly & Daniel Decker Mary & David Frediani

Nancy & David Parenti Jeane & James Purdon

Peggy Hedberg

Claudia & Mark Raffman

Elizabeth & Thomas Regnell

Joseph Reid

Peggy & George Sotos

Regina Chae & Kwon Hyu Rhie

Oval Club Bill Atkins

Valerie Beaudoin-Saunders & William Saunders

Seung Im Son & Won Myong Bahk

Carrie & Anthony Sewell

Gail Griffith & Gary Begeman

Carina & Steven Slepian

Jaquelin & Mark Bishof

Janet Sorrentino Tracy Mattson & Jim Strande

Bryn & John Burke Mary Anne Duffus & Thomas Cooney

Rae Galloway & Richard Szabo Brenda White-Tucker & Will Tucker, Jr.

Debra & Arthur Dean

Ruth Ann & Ross Wheelwright

Margaret Doubleday

Lori & Dennis Wood

Lien & George Galloway Deana Al-Kahateeb & Nizar Hussain Jin-Sook Lee & Kwang-Ho Kim Suzann & David LaFuria Seung Yeon Han & Soo Hyun Lew Loni & Kenneth Parent Julia & Paul Reneau Lea & John Reynolds Lisa & Christopher Smith

paRENts of 2010 Parents’ Fund Total: $104,191 Parents’ Fund Participation: 83%

To see results of the Senior Parent Gift Program and gifts from the Class of 2010 parents, please go to page 58.

Lei Zhang & Xue-Wei Tang † denotes donor who is deceased

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Anne and Ken Krieg P’13 Parents’ Fund Committee Volunteers olunteering at Madeira makes us full partners in the Madeira community with our daughter. As parents of a freshman and with very little previous contact with Madeira, we found it both easy and rewarding to play an active role as volunteers. Whether it was making contacts with other parents for the Parents’ Fund or being team parents for a sports team, working with faculty, staff, and parents gave us the opportunity to participate in our daughter’s experience. More importantly, our efforts and resources really do contribute to their Madeira experience. “There are many outlets for your time, talents, interests and contributions. Even if you are a new parent and have not gotten to know many other parents well, there is a volunteer role waiting for you at Madeira. Please contribute to the Parents’ Fund, show up on the sidelines, or join one of the many parent groups. It doesn’t take long to become a Snail! And you will look good in red and white.”

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aNNE aNd kEN kRiEG p’13 PARENTS’ FUND COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

photo: Meredith krieg ’13 and her parents, ken and anne krieg


MA DE IR A 2009– 2010 A NNUA L REP O RT

Joyce Kelley Constantine ’47, P’76,’80, GP’06

Gayle May Foster ’57 & John Foster P’88

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Anne Peyton Cooper ’46, P’87

Catherine Clarke Fox ’78 P’09

Kanchan & Gopal Akmanchi P’09

Jackie & Otis Coston, Jr. P’85, GP’09

Lucian Fox, Jr. P’09

Martha & Kenneth Alderfer P’07

Susan & Jack Cowart P’97

Diann & David Frantz P’08

Elisabeth Hadden Alexander ’46 & Quentin Alexander P’71,’75

Patti Psaris & Michael Cowell P’06,’09

Anne Curtis Fredericks ’43, P’73

Teckla Hilbert Cox ’43, P’79

Margaret & Daniel French P’98

Paula & Charles Coyne P’98

Sandra & Dennis Friedman P’03

Carla & Raphael Danziger P’97

Janet & Walter Fuchs P’06

Joan & Ernie Davenport P’09

Catherine Porter & James Fuller, III P’03

Elizabeth & Bruce Amsbary P’01 Peggy Sheldon Anderson ’37 & James Anderson, Jr. P’74 Rosemarie & Richard Andreano, Jr. P’06,’08 Iona Andrews P’87 Mary Richmond Annibali ’58 & Phillip Annibali P’83 Joan Anzelmo P’07 Lydia & Galen Aoki P’98 Mitzi Arena P’02 Calvert Jones Armbrecht ’52 & Edward Armbrecht, Jr. P’80,’86

Ann & Roderick De Arment P’99 Marcia Bell de Garmo ’60 & George de Garmo, III P’85

Donald Fusaro P’82

Eleanore Leavitt De Sole ’68 & Domenico De Sole P’00,’02

Ann Gaffney P’84

Carolyn Scott Dejanikus ’38, P’71, GP’13†

Margaret & Georg Gabriel P’85 Alice & H. Rowan Gaither P’86 Sally & Benjamin Garrett P’98

Linda & Dwight Denson P’02

Melinda Lucas Geddes ’60, P’88

Suzanne & Michael Derby P’07

Nieltje Gedney ’70, P’94

Peg & Peter DiGiammarino P’01,’04,’08

for supporting the Co-

Margalee & Robert Gillette P’77,’80

Curriculum program.

Barbara & Randall Atkins P’05

Lurita & Doug Doan P’06,’11

Wendy Berol Gifford ’66 & Robert Gifford P’92

Hannah Aurbach P’84

Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90

Karen Hinton & Howard Glaser P’08,’13

Elizabeth Griggs Dorn ’48, P’74

Mildred McConnell Good ’38, P’63

Courtney Michaux Douglas ’80 & Charles Douglas P’08

Dennis Goodman P’99

Diana & Charles Bain P’00 Margaret Baldrige P’71 Lucille & Robert Beck P’02 Wanda Beck P’04 Marti Bellingrath ’72, P’02 Carter Grandy Bernert ’62 & Lawrence Bernert P’93 Molly & Gordon Beyer P’73 Catharine Bieser Black ’55, P’82 † Kitty Jarvis Blair ’52 & Stanley Blair P’86 Thomas Bliss P’82 Patricia Middleton Blood ’69 & Brian Blood P’99 Frances DuBose Bohlayer ’56, P’83 Aroona & Jitendra Borpujari P’96 Gene & Nancy Bradley P’76 Elizabeth & John Breyer, Jr. P’04 Lisa Rarick & Peter Bross P’07 Eva & Preston Brown P’87 Knobby Knobloch Brown ’50, P’78 Sally Zook Burdick ’50 & William Burdick P’73 Bryn & John Burke P’99,’11 Chris & Ervin Burkholder P’92,’95 Dorinda & Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03 Ruth Taylor Campbell ’37, P’61,’64

Kathryn & James Douglas P’02,’06 Caroline Wood Duell ’59, P’84 Martha & Daniel Dupecher P’05 Nance & Blaine DuPont P’96

Catherine & Warren Gorrell, Jr. P’01,’04

know I want to pursue a career in public policy!”

Suzanne Groennings P’94

Pamela & William Enos P’98,’06

Sara & Eugene Hackney P’79,’82

Elizabeth & Grant Esterling P’79

Elaine Grasselli Hadden ’49, P’76

Eleanor Johnson Estes ’96 & Claude Estes, IV P’09

Diana Hopkins Halsted ’50, P’80

Alicia & Joseph Falzon P’98,’09 Elinor Kenney Farquhar ’50, P’67, GP’03

Doreen Booth Hamilton ’50, P’73 Gwang Han P’86 Karen & Robert Harriman P’07 Margaret Hemingway Harrington ’34, P’68 Julia Merrell Harris ’49 & Forest Harris P’70, GP’03

Linda Fendley P’97

Sarah & Kenneth Harris P’82

Felicitas Hoefer-Fischer & Leonard Fischer P’09

Lewis Harrison P’89

Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87

on the Capitol Hill and

Deenya Greenland P’88,’91

Adelheid & Victor Guerrero P’88

Angelica White Ewing ’53 & Edward Ewing P’88

the legislative process

Katherine Alexander Grimes ’49 & Paul Grimes P’76

Priscilla Endicott ’46, P’78

Barbara & William Evers, Jr. P’91

I learned firsthand about

Susan & James Gough P’00

Anna Ellenbogen P’01

John Estes, III P’04,’12

“thaNk yoU

Devi Sardjito & Susanto Hartanto P’04,’13

Penny & James Fleming P’08

Catherine McElvain Harvey ’57, P’87

Elizabeth Owens Fletcher ’50 & Peyton Fletcher, III P’75

Martha Taylor Hayne ’58 & Thomas Hayne P’86

Marsha & Luther Carter P’77

Sherry & William Flippin P’00

Kathleen & Thomas Heinan P’99

Judith Loeb Chiara ’45, P’62,’68

Janet & Alexander Floyd P’00

Jean Rawlings Chickering ’34, P’65

Judith & John Flynn, Jr. P’87,’82

Sarah Hand Herren ’57 & John Herren P’87

Antonia Ianniello & George Chuzi P’03 Rebecca & J. Matthew Clark P’06,’12 Olive Watson Cobb ’44 & Calvin Cobb, Jr. P’73,’74,’82 Barbara Murchison Coffman ’74, P’07

The Madeira School’s development Office has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this annual report is accurate. despite our sincerest efforts to avoid errors, they may occasionally occur. if you were a contributor to Madeira for 2009– 2010 and your name has been misspelled, listed incorrectly, or mistakenly omitted, we apologize and hope you will contact us at 703-556-8221.

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Anne & Dexter Leland P’08

Pamela & Richard Lillquist P’87

Eliza Wojtaszek & Frank Piatkowski P’05

Harriette & Charles Hobbs P’88

Cheryl Person & Craig Linebaugh P’08

Carol Corrado & Hugh Pitcher P’03

Nancy Trowbridge Holmes ’44 & George Holmes P’77

Ellen & William Linton P’88

Cynthia & Samuel Plum P’03

Lisa Heun Locke ’60 & Allen Locke P’87

Jean & Edward Pool, Jr. P’08

Elizabeth Wray Longino ’74 & George Longino, III P’05

Katherine Wilson Prelat ’70 & Alfredo Prelat P’01

Beatrice Black Hoverstock ’63 & Rolland Hoverstock P’91 Caroline Ray Hovey ’67 & Thomas Hovey P’87,’99

Gail & Daniel Prescott P’02

Morag Lucas P’83

Suzanne & Seymour Preston, Jr. P’01 Maureen & Francis Previti P’04,’05

Elizabeth Irving Maish ’49 & Alexander Maish P’78

Diana Cochrane Prince ’62 & Frederick Prince P’93

Nelle Huettig ’60, P’88

Mary Anne Salcetti & Bruce Marzullo P’08

Jane Olberg Prowell ’72 & William Prowell P’05,’08

Terry Huffington ’72 & Ralph Dittman P’07

Joan Selden Mathews ’37, P’58

Rodney Quainton P’92

Renae & Michael Matson P’90

Susan & Anthony Quainton P’85

Linda & Richard Mattingly, Jr. P’85,’92

Elizabeth Woodhall Rackley ’58 & Charles Rackley P’86

Ann Huessener ’73, P’03,’10

Jane Casey Hughes ’55 & Thomas Hughes P’81,’86

before classes begin.

Carolyn Lontz P’88,’92 Judith & Thomas Mack P’91

Frances Morris Hubbard ’58 & Peter Hubbard P’85

breakfast with my friends

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Nancy & Walter Lee P’82

Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn ’41 & Fred Hirschhorn, Jr. P’78

Haeri Kang & Jeyun Hong P’09

“i LoVE having

Carol & Gary Petty P’96

Heidi Hill ’71 & Bruce Davis P’01,’03

Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53 & Lawrence Hughes P’81

Pamela Mazur P’94

Joan Powers Humphreville ’42, P’68,’71 Kathryn & Terence Hynes P’05

Margaret Hammons McCullough ’39, P’63,’70

Sarah & Kevin Jansen P’05,’12

Mary McDermott P’01

Diane & Andy McColl P’01,’04

Dorothea & Clark Ragsdale P’07 Gail Potts Rawl ’50, P’75 Helen & Augusto Recinos P’09 Julia Brooks Reed ’54 & Clarke Reed P’78

Carol & Joseph Jenkins P’08

Linda & Neill McFadyen P’98

We catch up on home-

Anne Hale Johnson ’41 & Arthur Johnson P’77,’84

Bettie McGowin Miller ’60, P’88

work questions and

Kathleen Galvin Johnson ’53, P’80

Gayle & Grady Means P’05

Leonora Rocca-Rutman† & Leo Rocca† P’55

prepare for projects.

Polly Goodrich Johnson ’44 & Wayne Johnson, Jr. P’72

Helene & Peter Meckel P’79

Felicia Rogan P’77

Ann & Raymond Meehan P’92

Regina & Barry Roman P’06

Thank you for providing

Betty Beall Jordan ’37, P’65,’68

Marcia & Jonathan Menes P’82

Francine† & Richard Ronollo P’04

Denise Rechter & Glenn Kamber P’08

nutritional food each

Carole & Edward Merlis P’85,’88

Jae Barlow Roosevelt ’59, P’84,’86

Shirley Kamons P’79

Ginna & Knute Miller P’04

Nancy & James Rosebush P’98,’00

and every day.”

Lynde Sudduth Karin ’58 & Michael Karin P’81

J.C. & Neil Milner P’99

Margaret Thomson & Barry Roth P’09

Cynthia Comly Montague ’49 & Theodore Montague, Jr. P’71

Maureen & Donald Salamack P’04

Elizabeth Dickson Kennedy ’63 & Bingham Kennedy P’89 Kathleen & David Kerrigan P’91 Ann & Gilbert Kinney P’81,’86 Alan Kirk, II P’86 Louise & Andrew Kistler, III P’06 Sara & Peter Klaren P’98 Claudine Kuhn Klose ’69 & Christopher Klose P’00 Emily Champion Knobloch ’52 & Carl Knobloch, Jr. P’77,’78

Emma & Thomas McNamara P’92

Elizabeth & Frank Montague P’82 Irene Moore P’68 Janet Moore P’74,’77,’78 Lisa & William Moore, Jr. P’87 Patricia & Michael Moore P’83 Jeanne & Michael Morency P’09 Jack Mower P’67, GP’10 Joan Mower ’67 & Richard Billmire P’10 Sharon & Joseph Moynihan P’93

Mary & Richard Krakaur P’72

Ruth & Robert Murray P’81, GP’10

Susan & William Kristol P’03

Grace & Liam O’Grady P’02

Dorothy Donald Krogh ’54 & Paul Krogh P’80

Abby & George O’Neill P’76

Deborah & John La Gorce, II P’82,’90

Sherrie & Roderick O’Savio P’06

Mariette Walker Ladd ’44 & Delano Ladd, Jr. P’71

Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70 & David Osborn P’98

Riea & Steven Lainoff P’99

Muriel Selden Paris ’36, P’58, GP’81

Rekha & Ratnakar Lawande P’92

Sharon Collins Park ’66 & Robert Park P’94,’01

Eleanore Leavitt P’66,’68, GP’00,’02 Julia Leavy P’08,’13

Nancy Luttrell Orme ’35, P’60,’74

Elsie Holmes Peck ’54 & William Peck, Jr. P’76,’80

Sandra & Bernard Renzy, III P’80,’85,’89

Donna & Charles Salcetti P’05 Theresa Salters P’93 Cornelia & Charles Saltzman P’85 Cheryl Sanders P’90,’95 Lois & Floyd Santner P’89 Mary Lou Sapone P’88 Janet & Bruce Sasser P’02 Cassandra & Gerald Savitz P’89 Nancy Alyea Schiebel ’49, P’88 Lynn & Fred Schumacher P’08 Paula & Daniel Schwenk P’85 Margaret & George Scudder P’62,’68 Mary Lou & Charles Seilheimer, Jr. P’91 Sandra Garcia & Gary Serota P’08 Peggy Boyd Sharpe ’45 & Henry Sharpe, Jr. P’76 Franziska & Robert Shaw P’07,’08 Grace Hotson Shields ’45 & Robert Shields P’80 Salma & Muhammad Shirazy P’05 Marion Nimick Silbert ’72, P’04 Sally & John Simms P’02

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Casandra Singleton P’94 Penelope Smith P’07,’13 Holmes Smoot P’88,’90 Karen & Frederick Spaulding P’00 Carlyn Kaiser Stark ’52, P’79 Katherine Steele ’75, P’10 Mary Anne & John Stetzer, III P’94 Christine & Daniel Stockton P’09 Elaine Stone P’83

Nancy Upjohn Woodworth ’49 & Thomas Woodworth P’76,’76 Cornelia Cheston Worsley ’43 & James Worsley, Jr. P’75,’76,’78 Joy Every & Gary Wortman P’06,’12 Ann & Brooks Wrampelmeier P’77 Nancy & Eugene Yeates P’82,’85 Bonner & Thomas Young P’85 Suzanne Ziska P’09 Irene Zurakowski P’07

Elizabeth Flaherty Heidi Santner Freeman ’89 Elisabeth Griffith Paul Hager Edward Hamer Pamela Hamer Dorothy Hayden Kathleen Heinan P’99 Robert Holzman Tom Hyden Elena Isella ’04

Marion Rockefeller Stone ’45, P’69 Sallie Perkins Sullivan ’55, P’78

GR aNdpaRE N t doN oRs

Bridgette Khoo

Flora & George Suter, Jr. P’84

Eleanor McGowin Adams ’58, GP’10

Kathryn Laschinger

Barbara Sutherland P’73

Lynn Loving

Maxine Tanous P’81

Lorraine & Richard Andreano, Sr. GP’06,’08

Ann Renzy Maclean ’89

Jerome Thier P’82

Marcia van der Voort Bates ’52, GP’92

Nancy Magnus

Susan Piggott & Michael Tooke P’99

John Chester GP’11

M.A. Mahoney

Sofia Treviño de Burford ’78 & Audley Burford P’08

Jackie & Otis Coston, Jr. P’85, GP’09

Linda Mathews

Carolyn Scott Dejanikus ’38, P’71, GP’13†

Ann Miller

Danuta & Wieslaw Straub P’08,’09

Deborah Tucker ’70 & Richard Sherman P’03,’13 Beth Kaufman & Charles Updike P’86 Eugenia & Harry Vafiadis P’99 MaryLynn & Bronson Van Wyck P’94 Elizabeth Scherer Vanderstar ’52, P’81,’84,’86 Liz Culbreth & John Vanderstar P’81,’84,’86

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Dana & William Smith P’03

Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90

Erin Jennings

Rod Montrie Stewart Moss Kim Newsome

Elinor Kenney Farquhar ’50, P’67, GP’03

Maria Obleas

Shirley Horn GP’07

Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70, P’98

Eleanore Leavitt P’66,’68, GP’00,’02

Monica Palmer

Howard Lewis, Jr. GP’96

Susan Pannell

Ruth & Robert Murray P’81, GP’10

Jared Peet

Honor & Thomas Vandeveer P’07

Muriel Selden Paris ’36, P’58, GP’81

Louise Holland Peterson ’75

Dorothy Borden Vickery ’36, P’69

Vida & Ernest Ruppe GP’10

Laurence Pratt P’13

Joanie Liebermann & Jeffrey Vinnik P’03

Linda Walker GP’13

Reyna Pratt P’13

Patricia Shea Ward ’61 & Paul Ward GP’04

George Quinones

Audrey & David Walker P’82 Thomas Walker, III P’01

Sheila Reilly Wendy Roshan

Ellen & George Watson, Jr. P’05

cU RRENt fac ULty & staff doN oR s

Patricia Anyaso Sasser ’95

Louisa & George Watson, III P’87

Kimberly Adams

Andrew Sharp

Kathryn & Gary Weeden P’98

Nicole Alexander

Debra Smith

Karen & Michael Weinberger P’07

Noelle Andreano ’06

Hunter Southworth

Laura & Daniel Wellington P’02

Mitzi Arena P’02

Rebecca Sparks

Helen & John Warren, III P’86 Augusta & Charles Watson P’84

Jeannie Rumsey Rimpi Saini

Perry Carpenter Wheelock ’69, P’98,’01

Donavan Arizmendi

Stacie Steinke

Anita Graf White ’57† & Elijah White, III P’85,’88

Lynetta Binger

Christine Szala

Elizabeth Bonniger

Braughn Taylor

Holly Pepper White ’74 & Bob White P’05

Stacey Boyette

Catherine Taylor

Kelly Brown

Patricia Terrell

Robin White & Nathaniel Breed, Jr. P’90

Dean Cheavacci

Elizabeth Vander Leeuw

Thomas Williams P’83

Donna Citino

Kimberly Walker

Janet Wilson P’76

Meredyth Cole

Keith Ward

Martha & James Winder P’99

Patti Collins

Holland Williams ’83

Susan Maybaum & Mark Wisniewski P’02,’06

Krista Cowan

Andrè Withers

Jeff Dayton

Leslie Withers

Barbara Adams Woodhull ’52 & John Woodhull P’83

Thomas DeLaFleur

Mary Wood

Martin Ferrell

Diane Young

fo R ME R facU Lt y & sta ff d oN oRs Krystyna Sieminski Andreoni ’62 Elizabeth Billett Bilhartz ’82 Adrienne Archer Blackwell ’90 Karen Chaffee Mary Ann Clark Nancy Young Cohen ’54 Susan Cowart Teckla Hilbert Cox ’43, P’79 Celia Faulkner Crawford ’54 Ann De Arment Sally DeMott Josephine Diemond Kristin Douglas ’02 Christine Bowie Dove ’70 Dansby Wells Erwin ’94 Anne Curtis Fredericks ’43, P’73 Anne Murray Gambal ’81, P’10 Katherine Alexander Grimes ’49, P’76 Ann Hager Katherine Hillas Anne Hale Johnson ’41, P’77,’84 Kathleen Galvin Johnson ’53, P’80 Megan Krause ’98 Kendra Lanahan ’01 Alice Leake Lash ’36 Elizabeth Heun Locke ’60, P’87 Patricia Appel Malloy ’46 Maureen Marsh Emery Mikel ’96 Helen Muir Milby ’83 Beth Ann Trapold Newton ’82 Grace O'Grady P’02 Andrea Press ’97 Catherine Salisbury ’85 Charles Saltzman P’85 Tracy Savage ’66 Alexandra Malin Schumann ’98 Ann Scott Anne Leavitt Sexton ’66 Jennifer Evers Shakeshaft ’91 Kathryn Shedrick ’90 Patricia Silverman Jane Flues Simchak ’66 Patricia Sinclair ’51 Margaret Cochran Spear ’48 Meghan Stalker ’97 Sarah Starling Wessels ’86 Katherine Steele ’75, P’10 Louisa Swain ’01 Jay Thomas

Stanley Young, Jr.

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Just Give

Dorothy Borden Vickery ’36, P’69

Lainoff Family Foundation

Katherine Wisniewski ’02

Macy’s Foundation Mad River Foundation

The Philanthropic Collaborative, Inc.

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Randall Thomas

fRiEN d do No R s

Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation

Anonymous

Mars Incorporated

Sarah Collins

MassMutual

Brian Giganti

Merck Partnership for Giving

George Grimes

Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.

Annetta & Jack Kushner

Mutual of America

Yun Haeng Lee

Nancy Y & Martin Cohen Charitable Trust

The Wilson Family Foundation

Molly & Ed Newberry

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Townsend Family Foundation

Lillian & Phillip Poole

Northrop Grumman Foundation

Verizon Foundation

Mittie Rooney

Parker Foundation

Wendy & Michael Selig

William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation, Inc.

Frank Smith, Jr.

Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program

Carol & James Wray

Quest Diagnostics

Anonymous

Scitor Corporation

Abby & George O’Neill Trust

Sharpe Family Foundation

Madeira. I love it when

Bank of America Matching Gifts Program

Sprint Foundation Matching Gift Program

my French teacher uses

Calvert Asset Management Co, Inc.

Strickland Family Foundation

Catto Charitable Foundation

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Chapman Foundation

T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc.

Chevron Corporation Matching Gifts Program

Tara Foundation, Inc.

then I can go back and

Chubb Corporation

The Bayou Fund

retrieve her notes if

Citibank Matching Gifts Center

The Boston Foundation, Inc.

Computershare Shareholder Services, Inc.

The Cowles Charitable Trust

I need them later.”

Crossroads Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Fieldstone Foundation, Inc.

French class because

Day Family Foundation

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The Stony Point Foundation The Triple T Foundation

Christian Keesee

Roney-Fitzpatrick Foundation

her SMART Board in my

The Seilheimer Foundation The Southways Foundation

Middle Creek Charitable Trust

Reed Family Charitable Trust

technology program at

The Ruth & Edward Austin Foundation

Morgan Stanley

oRG aN izat ioN / foU Ndatio N do No Rs

for supporting the

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

David Houston

Gregory Lemon

“thaNk yoU

The Prince Charitable Trusts

Rhodeside & Harwell, Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund

The Atticus Trust

The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation The Freddie Mac Foundation

Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc.

The George & Nancy Adler Montgomery Foundation

eBay Matching Gifts Program

The Grant Family Trust

Edward & Julia Hansen Foundation

The Howard Bayne Fund

Elizabeth Upton Vawter Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation, Inc.

The Joan & Fred Hirschhorn, Jr. Foundation, Inc.

Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program

The Johnson-Stillman Family Foundation

Gap Foundation Gift Match Program

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Grayson Family Foundation Houghton Mifflin Company

The Martha Gaines & Russell Wehrle Memorial Foundation

IBM Grants Program

The Memton Fund, Inc.

Jansing-Cook Foundation

The Neel Foundation

John H. & Cynthia Lee Smet Foundation

The Norweb Foundation The Perkins Charitable Foundation

The Tyler R. Cain Charitable Foundation The Waterman Foundation The Woodhull Family Foundation

Woodbrook Trust

iN hoN oR & ME MoR iaL Gi fts in memory of Mary darby Anderson ’40 Mary Staab de Vogeler ’95 in memory of Elmeda Ansell ’21 Hunter Southworth in memory of Tracy Ansell ’50 Hunter Southworth in honor of Sandra Bernstein Maria Lohner ’06 in memory of catharine Bieser Black ’55, P’82 Valerie Williams ’56 in memory of Newell Blanton ’90 Nora Keating Gvozdov ’89 in honor of Margaret heun Bradford ’64 Elizabeth Gentry Knowlton ’38 in memory of Paulina Meeds Burford ’48 Margaret Cochran Spear ’48 in honor of Erin Burger-Gohl ’04 Ariel Levin ’04 in memory of Susan herter cherington ’63 Lucy Simpson Douglas ’63 Betty Beall Jordan ’37, P’65,’68 in honor of Meredyth cole Lauren Rosebush Hilyard ’00 in memory of Ann Swift cronin ’58 Deborah Owen Turner ’55 in honor of Sarah Pettit daignault ’66 Catherine Fisher Field ’66


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in memory of John deardourff Avon Smith Duson ’45 Frank Smith, Jr.

in honor of claire Kett ’12 Rebecca & J. Matthew Clark P’06,’12

in honor of Kimmy Timolat Short ’59 Nancy Hale Hoyt ’59

in honor of hillary Kett ’06 Rebecca & J. Matthew Clark P’06,’12

in memory of Eliza Shumaker Soyster ’41, P’67,’69,’72,’74 Margaret Soyster Fiore ’69

in memory of Lee Krakaur ’72 Mary & Richard Krakaur P’72

in honor of Gaither Smoot deaton ’88 Ann Koppel Van Hanken ’88

in memory of Lia Lashley ’02 Cri-Cri Richards ’02

in memory of carolyn Scott dejanikus ’38, P’71, GP’13 Jeanne Morgan Cortner ’50

in honor of M.A. Mahoney Alexandra Friedman ’03

Angela Marney & Tacie Dejanikus P’13 Valerie Williams ’56

Sandra & Dennis Friedman P’03 in memory of Allegra Maynard Gail Shaw Burlakoff ’54 Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87

in memory of Suzan dort ’54 Dorothy Dort Levy ’52 in honor of dorothy Lockwood Forbes ’59 Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87 in honor of catherine clarke Fox ’78 P’09 Courtney Fox ’09 in honor of Elisabeth Griffith Susan Dulany Atkinson ’80 Kecia Brown ’83, P’13

in memory of Margaret McBride Georgina Bliss Marshall ’82 in memory of Julie camp McLean ’34, P’64,’67 Margaret Heun Bradford ’64

Patti Psaris & Michael Cowell P’06,’09 Avon Smith Duson ’45 Sherry & William Flippin P’00 Jae Barlow Roosevelt ’59, P’84,’86 Julia Schieffelin ’61 Frank Smith, Jr. in honor of dorothy hayden Christina Ferrari ’00 Martha & James Winder P’99

in honor of Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70, P’98 Shelley Griewahn & Patrick Okita P’13

in honor of Susan Wentzel Mittie Rooney

in memory of Marion Shutts hight ’29, P’66 Eleanor Hight ’66

Read Penson Gendler ’70

Judith Greenleaf Coffin ’70 Elinore Evans ’70 Nieltje Gedney ’70 Deborah Grant ’70 Alva Greenberg ’70 Barbara Hoversten ’70 Kata Hull ’70 Linda McCullough ’70 Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70, P’98 Sarah Gardner Ridgway ’70 Katharine Ferguson Roberts ’70 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70

music and bond with my girlfriends for life. Thank you for supporting the dorms at Madeira.”

Patricia Middleton Blood ’69 & Brian Blood P’99

Ruth Taylor Campbell ’37, P’61,’64

Constance Norweb Abbey ’70

I study, sleep, listen to

Hardy Banfield

in honor of Eleanor Prowell ’05 Jane Olberg Prowell ’72 & William Prowell P’05,’08

in memory of Faith Semmes ’70 Anonymous

the dorms. That is where

Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73

Kelly Brown

Christine Bowie Dove ’70

in honor of Marjorie cochran Johnson ’58 Kendall Speck Smith ’75

in honor of Linda clark Waterman ’58 Kendall Speck Smith ’75

in honor of Annalisa & david Parks P’10,’12 Margaret & David Gardner P’12

in honor of Sheila Reilly Ashley Woods ’06

“i LoVE living in

Valerie Williams ’56

Jennifer Ewing Allen ’88

in memory of catherine heap P’53,’56,’60 Sara Heap ’60

Jane Lowenthal Rothschild ’75

Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90

Mary McLean ’64

Kitty McGraw Berry ’70

in memory of Laura Woodberry Jessiman ’75 Louise Holland Peterson ’75

in memory of Sara Taylor Swift ’48, P’69 Sally Fishburn Crockett ’48

Gif t-i N- k iN d d oN oR s

in memory of Margaret headley ’60 Lillian & Phillip Poole

in honor of Olivia Jallits ’12 Rosemary & David Jallits P’12

in memory of Franklin Stroud P’88 Brooke Stroud Carnot ’88

Ellen McLean Decaneas ’67

Elizabeth Bunting Burke ’86 Gail Shaw Burlakoff ’54

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in honor of Kimberly Williamson darden ’75 Gail Potts Rawl ’50, P’75

Elizabeth McInnis Browne ’55 Dorinda & Benton Burroughs, Jr. P’03 Donna Citino & Dean Cheavacci Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66 Kimberly Williamson Darden ’75 Katharine “Tink” Beal Davis ’64 Ramona & Robert Deal, Jr. P’11 Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42 & Ted Donnan, Jr. P’65,’67, GP’90 Erika Litchfield Elliott ’89 Jacki Epperson

Kelly McKinley ’09 Katharine Meister Miller ’63 Nancy Miller Montgomery ’60 Caroline & John Oakes P’12 Betty & Rob Olcott Michelle Malek Olson ’86 Diana Cochrane Prince ’62 & Frederick Prince P’93 Barbara Putnam ’72

Angelica White Ewing ’53 & Edward Ewing P’88

Michele & John Robertson

Leslie Meek Fitch ’58, P’87

Virginia de Ganahl Russell ’49 & Charles Kimmel GP’08,’13

Becky Jones Fouke ’64 Susan & Whitney Ganz P’05 Andrew Gaylord Judith Upton Goddard ’44 Janice & Israel Gonzalez Elisabeth Griffith Ann & Paul Hager Karen & Robert Harriman P’07 Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53 & Lawrence Hughes P’81

Lisa Carney Stebbins ’70

Randall Kennedy

in honor of Michelle Kain ’13 Patricia & Gary Kain P’13

Anne Fenner Stolberg ’70

Bridgette Khoo

Margaret Meyer Thompson ’70

Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76

in memory of Ruth Katz GP’03 Carol Mattusch ’65

Deborah Tucker ’70 & Richard Sherman P’03,’13

Brett Lieb

Kimmy Timolat Short ’59 Jimmy Thrasher Suzanne Clery Treadway ’37, P’63 Betsy Licht Turner ’77 Perry Carpenter Wheelock ’69, P’98,’01 Ruth Ann & Ross Wheelwright P’11 Claire van der Vort Wolkind ’54 Linn & Douglas Woloshin P’12 Sarah Wainwright Yort ’60 † denotes donor who is deceased

Mary Martin ’80

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n January 8, 2010, Madeira unveiled the newly renovated Fitness Center in the Hurd Sports Center. These renovations were made possible by the support of Madeira’s Class of 2010 parents who donated to the new Senior Parent Gift Program to honor their daughters. Because of their generous support that came in early, the School felt it could move forward with the renovations so that the senior girls and other members of the Madeira community would be able to benefit from the numerous upgrades during the spring of 2010! These upgrades include the expansion of the Fitness Center from one room, which previously housed the cardio, weight, and calisthenics equipment, to three dedicated areas around the Hurd. To complete the renovations, the School purchased new cardio machines, weight training apparatuses, and calisthenics gear for use by the entire Madeira community. Between the junior varsity and the varsity basketball games that took place on January 8th, Headmistress Dr. Griffith, Parents’ Fund Co-Chairs David and Annalisa Parks P’10,’12, Senior Parent Gift Program Chair Robi Tamargo P’10, and Athletic Director Liz Conant announced to the students, parents, and fans in attendance the unveiling of the renovated Fitness Center and recognized those senior parents who participated in the Senior Parent Gift Program. Thank you to all the senior parents, families, friends, and the entire Class of 2010 who participated and gave to the Senior Parent Gift Program. Thanks to your support, the inaugural Senior Parent Gift Program raised $104,491 with 83% senior parent participation!

Robi tamargo p’10, chair of the senior parent Gift program, speaking at half-time to the Madeira fans about the unveiling of the renovated hurd fitness center.

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Jeff Foust P’10

Cynthia & Stanford McKoy P’10

Linda Toner P’10

Denise & Harry Allen P’10

Pat & John Friend P’10

Pamela & William McMaster P’10

Lynn & Jeffery Anderson P’10 Katherine & Paul Armstrong P’10

Anne Murray Gambal ’81 & Paul Gambal P’10

Kimberly & Brian Mercer P’10

Kunzang Choden & Lhendup Tshering P’10

Susan & Scott Bartram P’10

Teresa Givens P’10

Kelly Taylor Merriam ’80 & Robert Merriam P’10

Ian Wattenmaker P’10,’12

Christine & David Basel P’10

Dianne & Chuck Guensberg P’10

Rachel & William Minchew P’06,’10

Kathy & Michael Whittington P’10

Celenia & David Becker P’10

Susan & Donald Haller P’10

Nicholas Muss P’10

Elaine & Terrence Williams P’10

Laurie & Thomas Benton P’10,’13

Katherine Hillas

Katherine & W. Ross Newland P’10

Phineas Young P’10

Prasopchok Bootchai P’10

Ann Huessener ’73, P’03,’10

True McGowin Nicolson ’75 & Norman Nicolson P’10

Catherine Lischwe & John Wright P’00,’10

Denise & Samuel Bickford P’10

Daphne & Stuart Himelfarb P’10

Veronica Young P’10

Robyn & Andrew Brown P’10

Robi & James Hughes P’10

Deborah Jones & Richard Olson P’10 Lorraine & Gregory Orloff P’10

Madeleine Burgoyne P’08,’10

Junhee Yoo & Jong-ik Hwang P’10

Amee Vermilye & Robert Burgoyne P’08,’10

Christal & Michael Karnaze P’10

Annalisa & David Parks P’10,’12

Jin-Sook Lee & Kwang-Ho Kim P’10,’11

Nancy & Phillip Porte P’10

Hersa Burke P’10

Nelcy & Jeffery Valcourt P’10

Douglas Peardon P’10

Diane & David Chow P’10

Young-boon & Jai-seong Lee P’10

Donna & Mark Pugrant P’10

Sigita & William Clark P’10

Anne & Jacques Liautaud P’10

Jane & David Ruppe P’10

Betty & Jen Connell P’10

Janet & Roman Matijkiw P’10

Richard Ryberg P’10

Margaret Doubleday P’11

Vanessa Mattox P’10

Eva Malhotra & Rahul Sharma P’10

Kathy & Jeffrey Dussault P’10

Laura & Ted May P’10

Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman & Paul Feldman P’10

Thomas McHugh P’03,’10

Emily Blair Chewning Stribling ’64 & Robert Stribling P’10

Allison & William McIntosh P’10

Peggy & Tom Styer P’10

Sharon Felzer P’10,’12

Susan & Fred McKinney P’07,’10

Pamela & William Swift, III P’06,’10

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he Greenway Society recognizes those individuals — alumnae, past and current

parents and grandparents, Board members, and members of the faculty and staff — who have included Madeira in their estate planning by way of bequests, trusts,

charitable gift annuities and other planned giving vehicles. While annual gifts benefit Madeira’s current programs, planned gifts help strengthen Madeira’s financial security now and in the future. Planned or deferred gifts enable you to maximize your charitable giving while meeting your estate planning goals. They also provide you with substantial tax benefits and, in some cases, guaranteed income for life. th ERE a RE sEVERa L ty pEs of pL a NN Ed G ifts: Bequests: You may provide for Madeira in your will with a specific amount, leave a percentage of your estate to the School, or designate the School as a residual beneficiary. Life Income Gifts:There are several types of life income gifts to consider: • Charitable Gift Annuity: A contract that provides you and/or your designated beneficiary with income for life or for a specified number of years. Current annuity rates range from five to ten-and-a-half percent, depending on the age of the annuitant. • Pooled Income Fund: You transfer assets to a fund managed by Madeira in which all gifts are “pooled” for investment purposes with the income shared proportionally among participants. • Charitable Remainder Trust: You transfer assets to the trust in return for an income stream for life or a specified term of years. Upon death, or the end of the term, assets are distributed to Madeira. • Charitable Lead Trust: You transfer assets to a trust and Madeira receives the income stream from the trust. At the end of the trust, the principal reverts to the donor or another beneficiary. Life Insurance: You may name Madeira the owner and beneficiary of a policy; if you continue to pay the premiums, you will be credited for the amount of the premiums in the years they are paid. You may also name Madeira as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs): You may name Madeira as the beneficiary of your IRA. All taxes are avoided when IRAs are contributed by bequest to a non-profit organization. In addition, if you are 70½ or older, you may make charitable gifts directly from your IRA accounts without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. Real Estate: You may contribute a primary residence or vacation home outright, or reserve the right to occupy your home for a term of years or for life. We are deeply grateful to the members of the Greenway Society for having the generosity and foresight to take a serious interest in the School’s future and contribute in this powerful way. If you would like to become a member of The Greenway Society, or if you wish for more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact the Development Office at (703) 556-8221.

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friends were my teammates in lacrosse and soccer. As athletes and students, the message we got from everyone at the School was that there was nothing we couldn’t achieve.” This is also a message that she and her husband have imparted to their son and daughter, both of whom attend single sex schools in the DC area. After Madeira, Brenda graduated from Georgetown University, where she majored in art history. She is still athletic and, when not running her business and being an involved parent in her children’s schools, loves to ski and play golf and tennis. In gratitude for her Madeira education, Brenda has made an unrestricted bequest in her will to help secure the School’s future. “I grew up in an environment where giving and education were both important,” Brenda said. “This is my way of supporting a school in which I deeply believe.”

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Anne Stickney ’70 Greenway Society Member hether she is working at her job as a general manager or out running, snow shoeing or cross country skiing in her beloved state of Maine, Anne Stickney ’70 never forgets her experience at Madeira. “Madeira literally changed my life,” she said. “I look at my time there as one of the most positive things that happened to me during my formative years. From dorm life to access to the Washington DC area to the Co-Curriculum, the School was concerned about my overall growth as a young woman and gave me a sound foundation for venturing out in life.” Among the wonderful teachers who influenced her, Anne noted two in particular. “Barbara Boerner helped me understand how scientists think, and Janet Kneipp made me appreciate English. Her creative writing class was one of most exciting classes I took at Madeira.” Anne continued her education at Mary Baldwin College and then Babson College, from which she received her BA and MBA degrees. She was appointed to the Maine Commission for Women and served on it for several years, the last two as the Chair. The mother of two daughters — one grown and the other in her final year of college — Anne understands the importance of supporting institutions that help girls become strong young women. Her bequest to the School, which she has tried to increase each year based on the number of years since her graduation, represents her belief in Madeira’s future. “Madeira has been in the forefront of my philanthropic giving ahead of my college,” she said. “I know others may not share this as their top priority, but I feel Madeira gave me the fundamentals to go out and be a life-long learner and an active participant in society who loves seeing others strive for great things.”

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The Greenway Society was established to recognize alumnae and friends who have included a gift to Madeira in their estate plans. Anonymous (22) Constance Norweb Abbey ’70 Eleanor McGowin Adams ’58, GP ’10 Katherine Meyers Ainslie ’92 Elisabeth Hadden Alexander ’46, P’71, ’75 Ms. Joan M. Anzelmo P’07 Nancy Marshall Athey ’68 Frederica Sterling Bacher ’49 Jean Ann Stewart Banker ’73 Ann Bausum ’75 Susan Wehrenberg Bergdoll ’88 June L. Biedler ’43 Barbara Boerner Fay DuBose Bohlayer ’56, P’83 Susan Boyd ’56 Margaret Heun Bradford ’64 Kate Halle Briggs ’56 Knobby Knobloch Brown ’50, P’78 Virginia Lowrey Brown ’38 Julianne Fanning Brykczynski ’80 Elizabeth Buckman ’68 Rebecca Gardner Campbell ’72* Lee King Carrion ’79, P’07 Anne Carson P ’76 Diane Chilcott Carson ’51 Marcia McGhee Carter ’58, P’82 Karen Chaffee Anne Palms Chalmers ’60 Penny Chenery ’39 Virginia Parker Clagett ’61 Sarah Strong Clapp ’46 Mary Paul Collins ’61 Hannah Klein Connolly ’80 Anne Constantinople ’56 Cornelia Lombard Cook ’54 Susan Cooley’60 Patricia Cornell P’00 Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Coyne P’98 Celia Faulkner Crawford ’54 Renee Dagseth ’75 Sarah Pettit Daignault’66 Cynthia Fuller Davis ’62 Patricia Phelps de Cisneros ’65 Eleanore Leavitt De Sole ’68, P’00, ’02 Danielle Sheft Deane ’79 Sally L. DeMott Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Derby P’07 Rebecca Humphrey Diederich ’80 Nancy David Dillon ’74 Mary Hamlin Dixon ’50 Adelaide Marshall Donnan ’42, P’65, ’67, GP ’90 Pamela Cushing Donner ’47 Christine Bowie Dove ’70 Dorothy Brown Duncan ’83

Judy Kingsley Duncan ’59 Susan Saltonstall Duncan ’74 Melanie Dunea ’89 Mrs. Marylyn R. Elkin P’81 Eleanor Johnson Estes’ 96, P’09 Jeanette Phelps Evans’57 Mrs. Thomas M. Evans P’60, ’65 Angelica White Ewing ’53, P’88 Glenna Tilton Felson ’40 Joanne Danehower Findahl ’48 Emily Fisher ’69 Anne Fitch Foulkes ’52 Ann Frame ’72 Anne Curtis Fredericks ’43, P’73 Susan Steketee Freihofer ’44 Dr. & Mrs. Dennis C. Friedman P’03 Anne Murray Gambal ’81 & Paul Gambal P’10 Mr. & Mrs. Whitney H. Ganz P’05 Carolyn Bryan Goodrich ’52 Mr. & Mrs. J. Warren Gorrell, Jr. P’01, ’04 Alva Greenberg ’70 Katherine Alexander Grimes ’49, P’76 Judith Wall Guest ’83 Cynthia Flynn Guill ’71 Elaine Grasselli Hadden ’49, P’76 Meg Walker Hansson ’40 Chase Rodgers Harrigan ’76 Margaret Hemingway Harrington ’34, P’68 Lois Cowles Harrison’52 Mary Cumner Hartshorne ’47 Elizabeth Lykes Havens ’39 Sarah Muth Hemphill’51 Mr. Howard T. Heun P’60, ’64, GP ’87 Jane Hewson ’73 Anne Coe Heyniger ’52 Mary Lifson Hilbert ’91 Emma Hill ’70 Carolyn Cline Holmes’56 Terry Huffington ’72, P’07 Jane Casey Hughes ’55, P’81,’86 Mary Brookings Imrie-McGowan ’40 Anne Hale Johnson ’41, P’77, ’84 Virginia Johnson ’48 Mr. & Mrs. James W. Jones P’95, ’99 Ruth Bennett Jordan ’42, P’74 Lynde Sudduth Karin’58, P’81 Kathleen A. Kavanagh Meg Koster ’83 Paulina C. Kreger ’46 Colles Baxter Larkin ’61* Ashley Caldwell Levi’87 Anne B. Lipke ’92 Gretchen Lipke ’84 Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lipke P’84, ’92

The Madeira School’s development Office has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this annual report is accurate. despite our sincerest efforts to avoid errors, they may occasionally occur. if you were a contributor to Madeira for 2009– 2010 and your name has been misspelled, listed incorrectly, or mistakenly omitted, we apologize and hope you will contact us at 703-556-8221.

Cecilia Drew Loeb ’80 Elizabeth Wray Longino ’74, P’05 Dara Trought MacDonald ’92 Mr. & Mrs. Frederic V. Malek P’86 Barbara Baker Mallory ’54 Patricia Appel Malloy ’46 Joan Selden Mathews ’37, P’58 Margaret Hammons McCullough ’39, P’63, ’70 Elizabeth McGowin ’72 Joan Chilcott McKenna ’46 Gracey Bethel McKeown ’56 Meme Meket ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Merin P’00 Jean Palmer Messex ’52 Suzanne Lochhead Mink ’46 Jeannette Pugh Mock’94 Cynthia Comly Montague ’49, P’71 Jan McMillan Montgomery ’47 Joan Morgan ’71 Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris ’90 Margaret Wilson Morton ’51 Henrietta Wiggins Muller ’88 Patricia Roberts Naguib ’47 Lilia Gherardi Nash ’46 Amy Neel ’63 Dora Shaw Neidecker ’47 Julia O’Brien ’69 Eleanor Rubottom Odden ’61 Paula Skallerup Osborn ’70, P’98 Susan Stabler Paneyko ’74 Muriel Selden Paris ’36, P’58, GP ’81 Clare Hudson Payne ’70 Joan Hulme Perera ’58 Elizabeth Richmond Phelps ’52 Brenda Brophy Pivirotto ’85 Penny Davis Preston ’64 Gail Potts Rawl ’50, P’75 Signa Lynch Read ’48, P’69, ’71 Nancy Miller Redpath ’25 Aida Reed ’71 Judy Towers Reemtsma ’54 Christina Cooley Rivers ’64 A. Birney W. Robert ’56 Katharine Ferguson Roberts ’70 Mrs. Annelise Rothe P’82, ’83, GP’07, ’07 Josephine C. Routh ’84 Frances Rowan ’48 Leila Atwood Russell ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Saltzman P’85 Diana Sanson’82 Tracy G. Savage ’66 Sydney Pool Scarborough ’68 Julia Schieffelin ’61 Mary Winters Schlendorf ’57

Nancy Happel Schriber ’62 Jocelyn Scofield Jennifer Evers Shakeshaft ’91 Adrian Rice Shore ’51, P ’73, ’78 Kimmy Timolat Short’59 Catherine Harris Shraga ’70 Jean Milholland Shriver ’50 Marion Nimick Silbert ’72, P’04 Anne Skae ’58 Nancy Skallerup ’80 Julie Bres Slavik ’54 Gail Grant Slingluff ’55 Stirling Cassidy Smith ’77 Margaret Cochran Spear ’48 Susan Stearns ’84 Anne Stickney’70 Marion Rockefeller Stone ’45, P’69 Noel Bausher Szundy’54 Maurine Keller Thornton ’87 Jessica Story Turner ’82 Courtenay Valenti ’81 Pris Van Buskirk ’73 Mr. John Vanderstar P’81, ’84, ’86 Caroline von Stade ’72 Patricia Shea Ward ’61, GP ’04 Linda Clark Waterman ’58 Lucretia Hadden Weiner ’76 Mary de Limur Weinmann ’47 Alexandra Whitman ’79 Coke Anne Murchison Wilcox ’70 Valerie Williams ’56 Nancy Fannin Williams ’82 Eileen Wilson ’70 Paula Ridley Wilson ’50 Mrs. Robert W. Wilson P ’51 Cornelia Cheston Worsley ’43, P’75,’76, ’78 * indicates that the donor became a member of the Greenway Society in 2009 –2010

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Alumnae Update NE W M EM B E R S O F THE M ADE I R A B OAR D OF DIR E CTO RS C AT H Y SH RAGA ’70, President, Alumnae Association

“When I stopped working in 2002, I wanted to give something back, somewhere. In London, where I’d been working since 1996, Eleanor DeSole ’68 gave regular dinners for alumnae and it was a wonderful way to feel like part of a community and make new friends. So I turned to Madeira first as a class secretary because I figured it would be fun to reconnect with my class. Eventually, I spoke at Lives and Legacies to give Madeira students an idea of how to go about making their way in the working world. I was asked to join the original Alumnae Association Leadership Council (AALC). Becoming an officer of the AALC led to a place on the Board. It’s all added up to a much better understanding of the importance of educating top-flight women and a much bigger commitment to Madeira’s values.” PE G GY ST YER P ’10

“My daughter, Torey, graduated from Madeira this year. During “our” years there we both grew to love the traditions, people, and strength of the experiences and education offered. One of the strengths that Madeira offers is its preparation of its graduates for the world — in solid fundamental skills, co-curriculum exposures, and confidence in their abilities. Having been part of building a number of technology companies from the garage stage to multi-national entities, I’d like to help expose Madeira students to other aspects of opportunities in the world.” MEL ISSA LA N DAU P ’ 0 4 ,’ 09,’ 12 , President, Parents’ Association

“I’m serving on the board as liason for the Parent Association. As a mother of 3 Madeira girls I guess I see this as my chance to be a bit more involved in the Madeira experience. I hope to represent the thoughts and concerns of current students and families to the Board.”

SANTA FE EV ENT Alumnae and friends gathered for a reception at the Gebert Contemporary Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM to view works by Marcia Myers. Between 1973 – 1988, Marcia taught Madeira students Art History and Studio Art and chaired the Madeira Art Department. The exhibition included never before seen fresco on paper works from 1989 – 1992 as well as fresco on linen paintings, completed up to her death in November 2008. Kendall Speck Smith ’75, former student of Marcia’s at Madeira and currently working on Marcia’s estate in New Mexico, gave us a glimpse into the artist’s memorable teaching style, her career and private life. Kendall’s close friend and fellow Art History alumna from Smith College, Gallery Director Jane E. Egan made it possible for Madeira to have this intimate look at Marcia’s works.

S U SAN KRI STOL P ’03

“As the proud parent of a fairly recent alumna, a past president of the Parents’ Association, and a McLean resident, I am pleased to be rejoining the board at this exciting time for the School. Madeira offers girls an academically challenging curriculum and a nurturing and noncompetitive community — an amazingly balanced approach. I look forward to helping the School stay strong and succeed in its mission.”

Jane E. Egan, Kendall Speck Smith ’75, and Linda Foshie

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“Madeira that planted the seeds of my becoming a strong woman, at ease with her knowledge and thoughts. Perhaps more importantly, Madeira opened my view of the world by challenging me — both inside and outside the classroom — to think broadly, critically and analytically. To be a part of shaping the future of this institution would be such a meaningful way to show my appreciation for the gifts that Madeira has given me.” A NNE B. SKAE ’58

“I am a true believer in Girls’ education. From pre-kindergarten through college, I had only one year with boys in my classroom. There is no question that Madeira formed the woman I am today in very deliberate ways. Like others, I believe that if you educate the women you educate society!”

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Sally Western ’05, Julia Davis Stafford ’74, and Martha Finney ’74


CH AP EL HI LL EV EN T Elizabeth Hackney Whitsel ’82 hosted a lively Madeira gathering in her Chapel Hill home on September 16th. Top Row: Elizabeth Hackney Whitsel ’82, Cathy Rosenthal Stuart ’73, Penny Davis Preston ’64, Ann Lord Sparrow ’68, Dudley Hill Sargent ’45, Mary Lamberton Hill ’45, Allie Mendelsohn ’83 Middle Row: Nina Brown MacDonald ’77, Nancy Palmer Wardropper ’43, Nancy Alyea Schiebel ’49 Bottom Row: Louise Massey ’83, Alicia Ragsdale Alford ’82, Ashley Lefler Wilson ’82 Not photographed but attended: Nancy Rodwell Tuohy ’88, Jennifer Eisenberg Grosswald ’88, Anna Gregory Wagoner ’90

WAS H IN GTO N , DC YO U NG ALUM E VEN T Young Alumnae Celebrated the End of Summer in DuPont Circle, when they gathered after work at James Hoban’s for a chance to let their hair down, reconnect with classmates and maybe even do a little networking. Be on the lookout for the next Madeira Young Alumnae Happy Hour. Clockwise from top: Mariama Smith ’98 and Jenny Mayo ’96; Caroline Romanoff ’04, Luvean Myers ’03, and Ariel HillDavis ’03; Seetha Ramanathan ’05, Kisha Salters ’93, Beverly Mbu ’06, and Sara Akbar ’92; Kristin Douglas ’02, Cri-Cri Richards ’02, and Kate Wisniewski ’02

Want to have a Young Alumnae Happy Hour in your city? It can be fun and easy. To get started, please give the Alumnae Relations Office a call.

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R EU N IO N S 2 011 S CHE DULE SN APSHOT * Thursday, April 28, 2011 Legacy Cocktails and Dinner

Friday, April 29, 2011

ON THE ROAD

Reunion Key Note Address Speaker: Milbry C. Polk ’71

P L A N ES , TR A I N S A N D AU TO M OB I L ES …

Madeira Women Have Something to Say Alumnae Panel

The alumnae office is coming to a city near you. Stay tuned for Madeira Happenings in your area!

Cocktail Reception for All Reunion Classes Hosted by Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

Class Cluster Dinners

• Houston, TX

Various Locations on Campus

Saturday, April 30, 2011

• Dallas, TX

Contact Us!

Riding Clinic

• Richmond, VA • London, England

Director of Riding Dianna Rankin

Morning Pilates Alexandra Buss ’99

Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome CeCe Turner Haydock ’71

Alumnae Memorial Service

Classes are building their committees. If you have not heard from your reunion committee, give us a call! Holland Williams ’83 Director of Alumnae Relations 703.556.8223 hwilliams@madeira.org

• Connecticut • Miami, FL • Vero Beach, FL • Hobe Sound, Fl • Palm Beach, FL

Reverend Marnie Nimick Silbert ’72

Alumnae Tea Hosted by Black Student Union

Griffith Cottages Ribbon Cutting Griffith Cottages

Rebecca Sparks Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations 703.556.8232 rsparks@madeira.org

Dinner under the Stars

• Naples/Sarasota, FL • Santa Barbara, CA • Los Angeles, CA • San Francisco, CA • New York, NY

All Reunion Classes

• Charlotte, NC

Sunday, May 1 Trail Ride Led by Riding Instructor Bridget Hutchens

Champagne Brunch & Weekend Slideshow Hospitality Suite

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note that these events * Please are subject to change.

Don’t see your city listed and wish to gather alumnae together? Call us at 703-556-8223 and let’s build something together.


A LU M N A E ASS O CI ATI ON LEADERSHI P COUNC I L UPDATE Dear Alumnae, Since the Alumnae Association Leadership Council (AALC) was formed six years ago, it has become an effective means of connecting alumnae with one another and the School. As I take up my new position as president of it this year, I am excited about what we can accomplish. Madeira needs the help and support of its alumnae more than ever, and for me, being part of the alumnae community has been not only satisfying but great fun. I’ve met many dynamic Madeira women since I’ve been involved with the AALC and know that, together, we can strengthen our ties with one another and the School. Our primary goal this year is to put many more alumnae in touch with each other. There is tremendous richness in our shared experience. I discovered that first hand when I lived in London, where Eleanor Leavitt De Sole ‘68 would hold informal dinner parties about three times a year to get all the alumnae living in the greater London area together. These events gave me such a sense of community and kinship that, in the end, they spurred me on to get more involved with the School when I got home. My experience serves as an example of how alumnae everywhere could benefit by connecting with one another, whether at a small lunch or dinner parties, a book or movie club, a mother-child group or a professional get-together. To this end, the AALC will team up this year with the Alumnae Office, which will help us by putting together geographical lists of alumnae to allow us to reach out to others in our areas. We have developed a resource that we call “Events-in-a-Box,” a kit we will send anyone interested in hosting a get-together. The kit includes ideas and suggestions for organizing events, as well as Madeira napkins and other party favors. We hope that by getting more alumnae back in touch with each other, we will also inspire them to expand their philanthropic support of the School. Twenty-eight percent of Madeira’s alumnae contributed to the Madeira Fund last year, a number far lower than at many other schools. Since the Madeira Fund provides approximately eight percent of the School’s annual operating budget, it is essential that as many alumnae as possible participate in it. I believe that if we can succeed in strengthening the bonds of alumnae to each other, these relationships will encourage us to value our shared experience and be more generous in our support of the School’s mission. Please join with us in making these hopes and plans a reality. If you have an interest in becoming a member of the AALC, or in throwing an event, please let me know. We exchange ideas during our monthly conference calls and would love your input and help. All the best,

Cathy Harris Shraga ’70 AALC President, cathshraga@aol.com

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MADEIRA GIRLS have something to say

All ClassNotes, whether from Secretaries or individual alumnae, should be submitted ahead of the published deadline to the ClassNotes e-mail inbox, classnotes@madeira.org. The Communications Office also accepts notes by mail, phone, or fax, prior to the deadline. Class Secretaries who receive notes directly from their classmates may forward those notes directly to classnotes@madeira.org, or craft a composite column. While the Communications Office reserves the right to edit notes for any reason, our goal is for ClassNotes to represent the multitude of Madeira alumnae voices. To that end, we generally limit editing to spell-check and formatting. Alumnae should be mindful that they are submitting to a school publication and utilize appropriate grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice.

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Send updates to your class secretary, or… Email updates to:

classnotes@madeira.org

Mail updates to:

Megan Butterfield Director of Communications The Madeira School 8328 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22102

Note: to be sure that your information will be in the next edition, you must submit updates by December 15, 2010. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Class Agent: Julia Cuniberti 1635 19th Street NW Washington, DC 20009-1637 (202) 387-0122 jcuniberti@verizon.net

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Class Agent & Class Secretary: Adelaide “Addie” Marshall Donnan 6625 Snake River Ranch Road Wilson, WY 83014-9684 (307) 733-3278

1943 Class Secretary Hester Spencer Bliven 617 Scotts Way Augusta, GA 30909-3253 (706) 736-5194 fbliven@comcast.net Your secretary has been slow to start, and slower to keep going, but Betsy Bell Martin jacked me up with a call asking if I had died or something, since there was no 1943 news in the last Madeira News. That put me back on track and after a number of calls, I have been able to squeeze out a bit of information about our class. Starting with Betsy who had a wonderful trip to France, driving from Paris and around Normandy, espe-


A Class Secretary is the primary contact for your class to the Alumnae Office and is responsible for passing information both to and from the School, as well as encouraging classmates to submit information for the ClassNotes section of Madeira Today. We are currently recruiting for Class Secretaries. If you are interested please call Rebecca Sparks, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations, at 703.556.8232 or email her at rsparks@madeira.org.

CLASS AGENT: cially seeing the Bayeux Tapestry, an incredible piece of needlework depicting the invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Betsy is now seriously considering a move to a smaller space, giving up her lovely Victorian stone house in Pittsburg, PA to be closer to the University where she still takes occasional classes. Then I telephoned our President, Adele Herter Seronde, and was able to catch her in Sedona, AZ, just back from her summer in Maine with the news that her new book, Our Sacred Gardens, Living Earth is being published by Sanctuary Publishers and will appear in April. She feels that all gardens are the salvation of the world, and has spent her life in poetry, in art and in promoting Gardens for Humanity. Del was able to catch up with June Biedler this summer, as well as Nancy Maguire Pyne, and Frenchie Vaughan Prichett and she reports that we are all getting a bit older surprise, surprise. Del sends her love to all. Daisy Simmons Ford I discovered in her new apartment in a Senior Living Facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, within walking distance of everything important: the Art Museum, the Symphony Hall and the Opera, among other delights. She keeps up with Edith Scott and Peggy Shumaker Nalle and her best friend, her Morris chair which is perfect to curl up in with a good book. She doesn’t even have to cook ! Kitty Peyton Forbes I just caught up with while she was recovering from buying a new couch for her about-to-be-moved-into apartment. She has finally been persuaded to move out of her lovely home of some 50+ years to a Retirement Center where she will be closer to

her son, the only child of four still in the Huntington, WV area. It is hard to believe that Kitty, who has always been on the move through heart surgeries and broken bones, has at last given up foreign travel and tennis for a quieter life with great-grandchildren and gardens. I had a nice chat with Sally Place Carter who also lives in a Retirement Center with her husband in Richmond, VA, and also enjoys summers in Maine with her family of four children and six grand-children. She reported the sad news that Eleanor Ong Chatfield-Taylor has died and Sally will gather up information for a memorial for this column. She also reported that Julia Bruce Coyle has recently lost her husband, Charles, although she had no further details. We all send our deepest sympathy to Julia. Sally also mentioned that Mary-Louise Vanderhoef Deupree has moved from Florida to Duxbury, MA and is now very ill. Our hearts go out to Mary-Lou and we wish her comfort and GodSpeed in her struggle. So happy days until we meet again. Be cheerful. Send news.

1944 Class Agent: Ann Chase Hendrie Bellweather 2 Warrens Point Road Little Compton, RI 02837 (401) 635-2843 annchendrie@cox.net

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A Class Agent is the primary contact and representative for your class for fundraising efforts to The Madeira Fund. We are currently recruiting for Class Agents. If you are interested please call Patti M. Collins, Director of Annual Giving, at 703.556.8252 or email her at pcollins@madeira.org.

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1947 Class Secretary: Joyce Kelley Constantine 8101 Connecticut Avenue Apartment C704 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (301) 656-2704 constantinejoyce@yahoo.com

1948 1949 1950 Class Agent: Diana Hopkins Halsted 2618 Bowling Green Drive Vienna, VA 22180-7027 (703) 641-0742 4halsted8@verizon.net Class Secretary: Jean Milholland Shriver 21 W. Pomegranate Road Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (310) 377-1722 JamShriver@yahoo.com Jennifer Griswold Hillhouse is still living on Griswold Point, which was

settled by her ancestors in the 1600s! It’s a lovely spot in Old Lyme, Connecticut, with just one drawback — enormous taxes. Her ancestors never realized how valuable Connecticut seafront property would be one day. Jenny is hoping to give some of her acres to a land conservancy as a way of preserving it. She keeps busy doing some work at the local hospital and volunteering at a New London maritime museum. Summers she enjoys going to Tanglewood to hear the music. In June, Patsy Purcell Chappell was kind enough to escort my husband and me on a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she used to work and now volunteers. Next, we checked out the amazing Gardner Museum. Patsy also drove the two of us down to Cape Cod where we got to see her summer house. As we left she was preparing to travel to New York City where she met up with Gail Potts Rawl and other Vassar friends to continue exploring museums. Anne Glazebrook Kehoe enjoyed our sixtieth reunion, mixing and reminiscing with the eleven classmates who were able to make it. She credits Betty Owens Fletcher for making the arrangements go so smoothly. Glazie was also extremely proud of 1950 for having 67% participation in the Madeira fund. Cheers for our class! On a personal note: while the rest of the world had a steamy summer, Southern California shivered its way through weeks of fog and chill.

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Our vegetable gardens wouldn’t produce and we felt as if we had mold growing between our toes. Jeanie Milholland Shriver and husband Charlie got so used to being cold, they rashly signed on for a cruise on a small barge in Scotland late in October. Tune in next column to see if they survive. Jeanie’s middle grade fiction book, The Einstein Solution, is finally in print. By the time this column reaches you, it should be available on Amazon.com.

1955 Class Agents: Elenita “Nina” Milbank Drumwright 1208 Princeton Lane West Chester, PA 19380-5742 (610) 436-5454 jrdgwinny22@verizon.net Cornelia “Jane” Slemp Burgess 19 Willow Bridge Drive Amarillo, TX 79106 (806) 356-7900 ccburgess@herringbank.com

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Caroline Parker Hoppin 39 Cottage Street Brookline, MA 02445 (617) 734-8175 choppin@rcn.com

Class Agent: NAME NOT PROVIDED**** 207 Lock Lane S Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 353-7563 pepe207@attbi.com

Class Secretary: Louise “Beebe” Graham 218 N Main Street Wolfeboro, NH 03894-4311 (603) 569-2876 lbgraham@myfairpoint.net

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1953 Class Agent: Harriet “Poppy” Hamlin Holmes 7 Tommys Lane Norwalk, CT 06850-4417 (203) 866-8759 poppyphh@aol.com Class Secretary: Sara “Sally” Graff Cooke Penns Wood- G-26 20 Haws Lane Flourtown, PA 19031 (215) 233-0130 Received by Madeira: From Harriet “Poppy” Hamlin Holmes: Very sadly, 3 days before we were scheduled to leave for Cuba our State Dept. revoked my visa- in fact none of the 50 humanitarian outreach workers (HOWs) were allowed to go to Cuba. The 200 Yale Alumni Chorus singers performed but we did not get to watch them. About the same time that I should have been stepping on the plane in Miami for Cuba, I had a hole in onea twist of fate.

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APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2011 Received by Madeira: Joan Pearce Anselm: writes that she’s been in touch with Marge Hays and Martha Bonforte Schwab trying to set some time to get together. Very excited to be living in Charlottesville, Va., difficult to believe it’s been almost 1 year since the move from Colorado. Enjoying travel associated with dog judging and last June a weeks trip through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. The hike out took almost nine hours, one mile vertical, seven miles in length at 100 degrees. An incredible experience for Klaus and Joan.

1957 Class Agent Sallie Morris Collins 4 Indian Hill Lane Hilton Head, SC 29926 (843) 681-9950 salliec@hargray.com Received by Madeira: From Mary Blair Vinson Koehl: Just returned from the beautiful wedding of Kit Bingham Stroh’s daughter, Sarah, held in central N.Y. state at the historic home of Kit and her husband, Leslie. It was a perfect fall day and the Strohs left no stones unturned in their efforts to provide for their guests. Wonderful food and drink, great music, interesting guests,

beautiful bride and handsome groom!! Kit and Sarah had traveled to India in January, to purchase all the fabric for their, and the bridesmaids’ dresses, as well as materials for tabletops, hangings, etc., so it was both unusual and lovely. A truly warm and special occasion.

1958 Class Agent: Joan Hulme Perera 121 Old Concord Road Lincoln, MA 01773-3602 (781) 259-8944 joanperera@aol.com Class Secretary: Leslie Meek Fitch 3930 Georgetown Court NW Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 337-0912 lmwileman@comcast.net We haven’t had a lot of news sent in for this issue, likely because people were away and still vacationing when requests went out. So we sadly lead off with the main thing that seems to have occurred most recently and has been on many of our minds, namely the loss of our senior class president, Anita King Wilson, about which I previously wrote to those on the latest email list. Nita had been out of touch with most of us for some time but it seems she was loved by all and her death from breast cancer on July 25, 2010, has stunned and saddened us. She was a Madeira legacy — both her sisters, Kina King ’56 and Helen King Woodhouse ’65, as well as cousins Gail Grant Slingluff ’55, Lilla White Woodhous ’58 and Gladys “Pebble” Porter Gifford ’56, were Madeira grads. Kay McElvain Harvey, ’57, was very close to Nita when both were living in Santa Fe and wrote movingly of that friendship to some of us after learning of Nita’s death. One of her emails said “Nita was very active when she was in Santa Fe. She started a singing group, she did write poetry and helped the less fortunate volunteering with Kitchen Angels. She was very interested in whatever she was involved in. There were quite a few people who had moved to Santa Fe at the same time as she did from the Boston area that she knew. I was sorry to see her move away! I wish I knew more about her years after she moved.” Your secretary also heard from many of you all about Nita, which was both sad and gratifying

at the same time. It’s clear Nita will be remembered with much fondness by one and all who knew her. A lovely soul. Elliott McElhinney Krash and I had some philosophical email correspondence regarding Anita, life and the passage of time — and getting older. I was struck by one of her comments / responses: “Antidotes for ‘low’ days, aging…??? It seems you’ve demonstrated one technique — sharing. Then there’s make up, exercise, hair color, diet, work — paid or volunteer; for some it’s spirituality, cosmetic surgery, mountain climbing and marathons; the list goes on, and I don’t mean to sound flip. I think one goes through all the stages of grief in the process, whether living with a terminal illness or simply the awareness of the ultimate.” Sharing being the operative word of her message, I’m sharing with each of you, with thanks to Elliott. Katie Cowles Nichols emailed of her continuing work in the Haitian relief effort. She was key in helping former President Clinton set up initial contacts in Haiti right after the earthquake. Also, her son-in-law is Haitian and works for the World Bank where he helped set up the first relief team. Katie’s family and other connections in Haiti as well as her boundless energy and generosity have doubtless been critical to the recovery efforts. Elizabeth Frazier McCallie wrote that her daughter Eleanor is marrying a D. C. lawyer in Washington on October 9. Two weeks later, Elizabeth is taking a group to France for an historical tour and fund-raiser for Gunston Hall Plantation: “Paris — In the Footsteps of the Founding Fathers.” Betsy Woodhall Rackley and I drove over to Easton, MD in late August for lunch with Ellie Ward Taylor and husband John who, having recently sold their large property on the river, were readying themselves to move into a smaller home — a “villa” — nearby. (The use of the word “smaller” is figurative in that it actually has more square footage but far less surrounding property and required upkeep than where they’ve been for the past 11 years.) Ellie reported a fun visit in May from Marjorie “Midge” Cochran Johnson, who was there for a wedding, and having had a wonderful time catching up on “things”. (I also heard from Midge a bit later — at a


Betsy Woodhall Rackley and our very first conversation centered around Madeira connections and experiences. He is now the proud owner of a “Men of Madeira” tee shirt — with a snail on it! Please stay in touch — we want to hear from each and every one of you!!!!

1959 Class Secretary: Nancy Hale Hoyt PO Box 832 Lake Wales, FL 33859-0832 (863) 676-3237 Hoyts@sprynet.com One theme that resonated through so many bits of news was the weather. Its capricious nature got to many of you. Nina Lapsley Alexander wrote:” Well you hit the nail on the head with “crazy weather tales”. I live in Montana and this summer if you include hail there has been snow every single month. Not only snow/hail but wild winds, huge swings in temperature and record breaking moisture levels. Gardening of all sorts has been challenging with a total loss of our large raspberry crop and almost total of our apple crop. We ARE learning to live in the moment so I am counting my blessings. The only political thing I am planning to do at the moment is join a peace vigil. Come 2012 I’m sure I will be working hard again, hopefully for Obama.” From Nashville, Delphine Oman Sloan Roberts wrote: “We have had an intensely hot summer. We reached the record of consecutive days in the 90’s but didn’t break it, Hottest summer since the 1950’s. I’m staying well in the AC. I am happy to tell you, our youngest daughter is engaged to marry in January 2011. So it’s busy and happy times.” With more wedding news, June Kalijarvi Conway shared: “Can you stand more wedding news about my son Hudge Conway and Brigit Ferguson ’00? They were married in a lovely ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday August 21; the reception was at Mt. Vernon. The rehearsal dinner and after party were at our home. Rachel Ferguson ’02 was the maid of honor and Hudge’s sister Alexis Conway ’99 was a bridesmaid. A number of Madeira girls attended including

Alexis Merrin ’00, Caroline Salamack ’04. Fortunately the weekend of the wedding was quite pleasant-around 90 but the two events at our house were in the evening and we had a tent over the entire yard facing the river with very large fans which kept things cool. The reception was in the afternoon inside so that was ok. Hudge and Brigit have moved to Norfolk where Hudge has been assigned to the US Marine Corps FAST unit. I don’t know much about the Marine’s FAST units except that they are the rapid response teams for things like Blackhawk down and the Somali pirates and the Haiti earthquake. Once they get settled my husband and Alexis and I will probably go visit them in Norfolk and when we do I am going to get in touch with Kimmy Timolat Short.” From New York State, Barbie Kellogg Stowe added: “All is well in Lake Placid, though we’re having a heat wave while you’re being deluged. My news: Still serving on the Board with Tobe Anne Miller Malawista as Mirror Visions continually moves upward. This November 2010 there is a concert at NYC’s Merkin Hall, and the performers are ever better and more respected. I’m still seeing a few child and adolescent patients, mostly privately to keep my brain challenged. I play paddle tennis with Parmelee Welles Tolkan ’66 a couple of times a week — our cut-off minimum temperature is 10 degrees. We had a wonderful trip to China and Tibet in June, in July my kids and grandkids came from Nashville and San Fran to our house on an Adirondack lake (Big Wolf) and didn’t stay long enough. Bill continues volunteering but not rowing any more. I don’t like it that I’m always finding I can’t do the things my delusional mind, believing I’m 40, tells me I can do — but there are plenty of other options!” Carol Ann Ilch Fosburg emailed on 9/11, “It’s a beautiful, clear September day here in New Jersey exactly the kind of day, nine years ago, when we were struck with such incredible tragedy. The Flag is flying here in New Jersey and many of us are spending this day to reflect, to celebrate life and honor so many who were so courageous. Many people from my hometown in New Jersey lost their lives and many children became orphans. While reflecting I am remembering the good times of my youth with so many

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time when she was headed to Stinson Beach, CA to be with her children and grands for 10 days, and then back to Santa Fe, where she seems to be thriving, to spend the rest of the summer.) Ellie is still happily leading exercise classes and no doubt in the best physical shape of any of us. Other word from Santa Fe included that from Linda Clark Waterman who was eagerly awaiting the Madeira contingent for what seems may become an annual summer get-together. Lots of people in Maine this past summer…Marcia McGhee Carter reported that she and Robin Hill were in Cushing “where we had a delightful time (as we have for over 25th years!) thanks to the thoughtfulness of our landlady and neighbor Wendy Whitney Makins.” Susan Howe Thorn and husband Bill were our hosts during one of their visits to their home in Bass Harbor on Mt Desert in August.. We all had dinner at Havana restaurant in Bar Harbor shortly after the Obama crowd had left town. We’d hoped and planned to see Gayle May Foster, ’57 and husband John who have an adorable place on the island of Islesboro not far from Camden, but we ended up unable to connect. Hopefully next year. Margaret Bodine Wallis had another interesting summer of traveling with children and grandchildren. In July she wrote: “I came back from a wonderful family vacation in England… we had a terrific four days in London with Jenny’s two boys and Will and his family and a perfect week with all in the Cotswolds. Even the weather was perfect. I was home for two days and came up here [Cape Ann] with Jenny’s oldest at the end of June. It took me a few days to get used to being in charge of a teenager and then the rest of my family arrived. Have had kids and grandkids here ever since but it is the best, although very busy….My investment club is coming to DC for two nights in October to celebrate our tenth anniversary. …We are staying at the Hay Adams.”(Does that sound like interesting fun or what? ) Last heard, Margaret was also planning a trip to Normandy. This time I have a brief bit of very happy personal news as a “closer”. Tony (Warren Anthony) Fitch and I were married on June 18th in Washington. Many of you have met him at reunions and other Madeira events. I was introduced to him by

great girls at Madeira. And I can’t help be proud and grateful to have attended Madeira and all the advantages it offered; and to study just outside our nation’s capital! What an experience! My life is pretty much the same, except my children and grandchildren help me to keep up with all the new technology and I am even on Facebook now!!! I have begun another year of teaching prekindergarten children who are so much fun and who do keep me young, laughing and moving!! It has been a year of changes and celebrations and health challenges (for me). My oldest grandchild, Cassie, graduated with honors from high school and is now a freshman at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. And my youngest child, Stephen, was married to Diana Rocco in a beautiful ceremony and a reception in my hometown area on the beach in New Jersey. It was a beautiful and happy day! But where did the years go? Wow! They are flying by faster and faster!

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There are more than 30 Madeira Alumnae groups on Facebook: Keep Madeira Safe, Madeira Class of 1999, Madeira Girls Rock, and Madeira in NYC. You can keep up with what the Madeira Alumnae Relations Office is up to by becoming a part of the Madeira Alumnae Relations fan page. If you prefer to receive “tweets” then find us on Twitter; Twitter.com / madeiraalumnae. See you on the web! Madeira School can also be found in both places for general school information and updates.

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Susie Bragdon Field emailed: “I don’t have much news except that I have had great fun selling my organic veggies at a farmer’s market this summer. I’m off soon with my students to Monhegan Island in Maine for a week of painting.” Sister Martha Reeves shared that: “June 12, 2010 is the 30th anniversary of my solemn vows, which were made at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York. Please give thanks with me.” Martha has been staying at Bishops Ranch but left in late August to go to Ashland, Burns, Seattle and eventually back to Oxford. Describing her writings, she wrote, “Book news: Writing the Icon of the Heart: In Silence Beholding will be published by BRF in the UK in May 2011; I am waiting to hear from an American publisher, which is also considering it and would copublish if they take it. Another, big American publisher has asked to see Fountain and Seasons with an idea of republishing, so fingers crossed in that department, too. I have also been asked for an academic paper which my colleague, Vincent Gillespie, said he would get published; and I am hoping to finish the big book on silence by the end of the year. And a professor of OT (Old Testament) at Oxford has asked me to write a small book on the subversive OT God. All this writing makes me all the more grateful to have these months in one place at Bishop’s Ranch. Happily, a new friend turns out to be the editor of my dreams, to the improvement (I hope) of the product. Some of this work has plunged me into Greek and Hebrew in a way I never thought possible, but it has been tremendously enlightening, and I am grateful to those who are helping me. From John 14 I gleaned (paraphrase): ‘You can behold, but the system cannot behold, and because the system cannot behold, it cannot receive the spirit of truth.’ Strong stuff. The institution is only as faithful as the solitudes that make it up.” The BBC is interested in my doing some ‘slots’ and I want to get my big book on silence finished. In the meantime, Writing the Icon of the Heart is on track for publication in the UK

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in May 2011 and is going through a second round of committee analysis at a publisher here in the US. My paper on beholding has just been accepted for the medieval mystics’ conference (held every three years) in July. This is amazing and wonderful news. I have also applied for a job as guardian of the shrine of St. Melangell in Wales, but I suspect the chances of an American having such a position in a Welsh-speaking area are pretty small.” We all wish her well. Her blog spot is ravenwilderness.blogspot.com. From Germany, Nerissa vom Bauer Roehrs emailed: “Only news of interest is that I’ll be going again to Madeira for the Installation of the new Head, because Dr. Griffith commissioned me to write an anthem for the occasion, which will be performed during the ceremony.” I wish I could be there and hear it, but hopefully some of you will make that special day and report back to the rest of us. I had the amazing opportunity to be on the beaches of Normandy on the anniversary of D-Day this year. So many gave so much for us and our freedoms. May we not lose sight of and appreciation for their sacrifices and those of our military currently serving. I have so enjoyed your various communications. You do not have to wait until I send out a desperate appeal for news to communicate. Should any of you happen to be in Central Florida over the winter season, I would love to see you. Email or call me. My best to you all.

1960 Received by Madeira: From Lynn Bailey: In Fall of 2010, Lynn Bailey spent a wonderful week visiting her alumnae sister, Carole Bailey Babcock ’52, at her Summer Home in Florence, Oregon.

1961 50TH MADEIRA REUNION APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2011

Class Agent & Class Secretary: Margaret “Meg” Hemingway 5752 MacArthur Boulevard NW Washington, D.C. 20016-5303 (202) 966-5589 mungie1@verizon.net Sad news about the deaths of two of our classmates, Paulita Sedgwick in 12/09 and Michaele Moxham Henderson in 7/10 — both from lengthy battles with cancer. We will remember both of them as humorous, outspoken and fun-loving. Happier news: Perry Hodges will be on sabbatical this year — first visiting Frostiana in NH, then proceeding to Italy to study the language and ending up again in Paris, where her husband, Herb, will be teaching a spring class at Paris X, Nanterre. She is still singing in a church choir in Bloomington. Wendy Watson has moved from Manhattan Beach to Rancho PV, CA. Mollie Paul Collins now lives in Sonoma, CA. Marily-Anne Middleton Pletcher and husband Walt had an 8,000 mile trip through Canada, Utah and Colorado this summer — catching two performances of the NY Philharmonic and catching up with sister, Pat Middleton Blood ’69. Carolina Diamantes GomezGracia runs an organic meal preparation and delivery service in the Miami area. She has been in contact with Luisa Mendoza Pulido. Monnie Bell and Eleanor Rubottom Odden got together in the early fall. Pat Shea Ward spent part of her summer at her “cottage” in Boothbay Harbor, ME. Archie Hufty Leidy had a hip replacement, so she is not riding at the moment! Lally Graham Weymouth will now be writing on international issues for the Washington Post. I continue with my singing with The City Choir of Washington. This summer we had two performances of the last of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King, at Wolf Trap, a great summer venue in Vienna, VA. The film is shown on huge screens with live orchestra, chorus and soloists. This was followed by a special performance of the Defiant Requiem, a concert drama version of Verdi’s Requiem, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Singing, tennis and golf keep me busy. You can see that I haven’t heard from many of

our “day” girls. We need news from you also! Come one, come all to our 50th Reunion next spring! We will be the first 50th reunion class to enjoy a “private” dinner with the new headmistress, Pilar Caleza de Vaca. So, make your travel plans now. It will be great fun to catch up with everyone.

1962 Received by Madeira: From Maria Ophuls Grant: Our daughter Elena and her husband Mike who live in DC just had their first baby, and our first grandchild, Carol Gabriela Cahir on May 18th so I think I will be in the DC area quite often in the future!! Richard and I are well. I am still an Overseer at the Huntington Library and tour guide at the Norton Simon Museum. We had a fabulous trip to the Galapagos in January. The perfect trip to take the 12 and 13 year olds on. Off to Southwestern China on a hiking trip to a sister park to Yosemite in September. From Krystyna Christine Sieminski Andreoni: Richard and I will be attending my nephew’s wedding in San Francisco at the beginning of October. Then we will be flying to Amsterdam to join a cruise for 16 days to Budapest with 3 old school friends and their husbands (pre-Madeira schooling friends). Should be great fun and easy adventure. Then back through London to visit my lovely old uncle who is 90 and still rides his horse every morning. He is a wonderful man who has led a rich life of survival from his early days in Poland. Then back to San Francisco for another visit with my sister, more relaxed after the wedding and more time to enjoy the family. I am looking forward to a well deserved vacation and time with old friends to explore new places together.

1963 Class Agent: Deborah “Debby” Shapley Cortesi 2500 Massachusetts Avenue NW Apartment 6 Washington, DC 20008-2821 (202) 387-7324 deborahshapley@gmail.com Received by Madeira: From Bea Black Hoverstock: Rol and I had a splendid time in


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Class Agent: Adelaide “Addie” Donnan Valentine 28 Fox Den Road West Simsbury, CT 06092-2216 (860) 651-5545 adv28@comcast.net

Class Secretary: Julia Bradford 126 E 95th Street New York, NY 10128-1705 (212) 348-3164 juliabradford@gmail.com

Class Secretaries: Ann “Nancy” Weathers Callender 42 Windsor Road Hastings Hudson, NY 10706-3011 (914) 478-3873

1966 45TH MADEIRA REUNION APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2011

Class Agent: Anne Leavitt Sexton 6813 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817-4948 (301) 320-5198 anne.sexton@comcast.net Class Secretaries: Wendy Berol Gifford 708 Potomac Knolls Drive McLean, VA 22102-1422 (703) 893-1542 Rvendell@aol.com Anne Leavitt Sexton 6813 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20817-4948 (301) 320-5198 anne.sexton@comcast.net

1968 Class Agent: Ann Lord Sparrow 109 Cottonwood Court Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1629 (919) 967-3968 ann_sparrow@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Joan “Joanie” Humphreville Fitzgibbon 3 Gray Heron Retreat Savannah, GA 31411 (912) 598-1925 joanhfitz@gmail.com I loved receiving the many condolences on the occasion of my 60th birthday in September! All of us continue to celebrate in style, albeit in different ways. Lolly Plowden Hagler declared that she was happy to be 60. She told me that a wise old woman and Madeira girl, her mother, said that she wanted to spend the afterglow of her life learning to be young. Her resolution was to make a new, good, younger friend every

year, so that she would never have to say all her friends were dead! As for me, I think your oldest friends may be your dearest, but new ones keep your heart open. Lolly has been working on this year’s bicentennial for the lovely colonial town of Guanajuato, Mexico for eight or so months. It is known as the Town of Perpetual Spring. It is a 500 year old medieval town and a World Heritage Site. She has learned a lesson in the way Mexico works from the phrase, “no pasa nada”. That means something like nothing is going to happen and it’s beyond our control anyway, so do as you like. Works for me. Lolly will be back in Atlanta when it is cool with an adult child back in the roost. Ann Lord Sparrow celebrated her milestone by spending a week walking in Ireland with her sister Katie Lord ’71. Clelia LeBoutillier Zacharias is enjoying an empty nest and traveling more with her husband. Eleanore Leavitt De Sole radioed in from sailing on Long Island Sound while on their 42 ft. sailboat. She and Domenico, a competitive sailor, were enjoying the ports of Block Island, Newport and NY. They were glad that Hurricane Earl was a miss. Soon, they will be back in Hilton Head, SC. Sam Coxe Ankarcrona is still in London but plotting out a new

1964 Class Secretary: Virginia “Ginny” Storrs Akabane 100 Hubbard Street Lenox, MA 01240 (413) 298-5273 gakabane@hotmail.com

1968 Mimi Sprague Hauenstein ’68, Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66, Penny Moorhead Grayson ’68, Polly Talbot Donald ’68, Sandra Coxe Ankarcrona ’68, Warren Moore Miller ’68, and Jane Talbot Winter ’70 on a rafting trip along the Green River.

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California at the Class of ’63’s “minireunion” in June. Great fun catching up with 10 classmates during a 3day adventure which included lunch at Peggy Minis Trethewey’s vineyard in Sonoma, a visit to Muir Woods, an afternoon at Stinson Beach, and a very fine performance at Betsey Dickson Kennedy’s granddaughter’s school, involving fairies, elves, and a cameo appearance by Betsey’s husband, Toby! We are looking forward to Rol’s retirement as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder after nineteen plus years. Sad and exciting at the same time. January, 2011 is the target date, and we expect life to be a lot more flexible for us afterwards. We’ll continue to live in Boulder. We have 5 grandchildren, all currently living in the Denver/ Boulder area. Baby-sitting is an important part of our routine, and it’s mostly fun. But we are reminded each time why humans generally don’t have babies in their 60’s… From Daphne vom Baur: We have three new granddaughters as of two plus years ago. Daughter Zoe has Daisy Lamb, almost three, and Julia, just 5 months. Younger daughter Nerissa Rao has Saskia, three weeks old. These “grans” are a deep delight and we are having more fun than I thought possible. Otherwise, I have just started teaching a pastel class out here in Warrenton, VA at the William Woodward School of Art. There are other offerings including still life painting in oils and workshops and lectures. Nice to have an art scene out here. I continue to show my work here and in Charleston, SC. and keep on painting in a dismal time for artists. my email is vombaur@earthlink.net. From Laura Fisher Chandler: Jim and I have been in Saco, Maine for 6 years. I’m still working as a decorative artist, enjoying my work space in the barn loft. As the ocean is just down the street, we kayak whenever possible. Life has its big challenges but on balance is very, very good. Would love to hear from classmates at laurita@maine.rr.com.


phase in her life with more time in NYC and Maine. Lonsdale MacFarland Green, a sometimes neighbor in nearby Ponte Vedre, advised that we should all use any advantages that age affords us as often as possible. And, that she is going to be spending more time in the sunny state of Florida where the golfing is glorious. Polly Talbot Donald and Penny Moorehead Grayson put together a rafting trip of 16 of their “old and oldest” friends, including Sam Coxe, Mimi Sprague, Warren Moore Miller ’68 and Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66. They travelled the Green River in Utah and Colorado. Can you imagine the noise level around those campsites at night? Polly had a busy summer. She spent 2 weeks in Maine. There, she took a wood turning course at the Center for Furniture Craftsmen. She also reported that daughter Cate received her Masters in Education from Colorado College and son Robert married Jessie May Kezele at their house in August. Ann Barton Brown celebrated the big 6-0 with a white water rafting trip with her brother, his family and old friends through the Harpers Ferry Gorge. She also returned to Madeira where she hiked from the Auditorium down to the Point. What a hike, especially going back up. I assume no punishment was handed out for being in an off limits area and that no contraband was involved. Sarah Hedges Richardson spent her summer vacation in school, becoming “as smart as I ever want to be.” Bravo! Eighteen years of teaching and she is sure her students wonder if the old one will ever give them a break and retire! As usual, Sarah went back to Northport on Lake Michigan this summer. She had her 2 baby grandchildren there as well as Marilyn Gardner Hamilton’s ’67. There was lots of playing in the sand and lake with the warm temperatures. The big news is that 2 new grandbabies are due around spring break next year! Janet Alexander Pell already has 4 grands which she spent the summer with, beaching and boating. While grandchildren and travel seem to occupy many of us, Barbi Walker Rushing feels she is probably one of the few of us still working. She will be in NYC finishing design work on a condo in the fall. She and her husband, Nolan live on a small

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farm with miniature horses, Sicilian donkeys and 2 swans, all with French names. Mmes. Marie and Antoinette would approve. Her 2 granddaughters love visiting! Her daughter, Rhea, is a labor and delivery nurse in Oklahoma City. Sydney Pool Scarborough proves Barbi wrong on the work front. She is starting a new consulting business, the 4th new business start-up in her career. It will help entrepreneurs grow their businesses by providing business strategy and planning advice. Her website is coming soon: www.scarboroughconsulting.com. She hopes to limit her business to 2 –3 clients at a time, so that she has plenty of time to garden and play with the dog (when she finds one). She is trying to sell her Chicago coop and is buying a house in Geneva, IL. To complete all the changes in her life, Sydney is buying her first car in 10 years. Sounds like you need a road trip now, Sydney! Warren Mitchell Moore Miller and Bill celebrated multiple times this year. Her birthday trip to Venice, Vienna and Prague was like a “fairy tale”. Good work, Bill! Happy Phelps Sobell cruised with her kids and grandkids in her 60th year. Then she spent a rather hot summer at her lake house in GA. “A zoo, but fun.” She is looking forward to visiting cooler climes in Vancouver and Whistler this fall. Over the years, Sara Walker Woodard has moved from the DC area to New Orleans via WilkesBarre, PA with her husband, Allan, and sons, David and Matthew. She is now the Executive Director of an after school reading program for atrisk 2nd graders. They survived Katrina in 2005, but spent 6 months upstairs while damaged downstairs contents and infrastructure were replaced. The Saints did win the Super Bowl for New Orleans, but now the effect of the BP oil spill is being felt there. Sara reports that the city still keeps going and urges you to come on down! Let the good times roll! Liz Coville has been teaching the cultural anthropology of Indonesia at Carleton College and Hamline University, both in Minnesota. She has been doing this for the past 25 years with her husband, Van Dusenbery. They have 2 daughters, Maya, 24, who lives in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, NY working

for NARAL and Lisa, 21, who is a student at Pomona College. Carey Davis has a little farm in an old school house on Vashon Island, WA. Two of her children have graduated from college and live in Vermont and NYC. Her youngest is still in high school. She loved curating a show on fabrics this year. She does yoga and is training for a marathon. She hoped to go on a walking tour of Crete this fall. She continues to see Ann Jenkins Rohrbacher ’67 and Cathy Cloutier ’67 and, of course, her great sister Anne Davis Harrison ’66. Mary Hufty’s son Dylan married this summer under the California redwoods. Both sons, Dylan and Loren, are busy earning advanced degrees on the East and West Coasts. This wraps up our big year. It was great hearing from you all. Call if you are traveling to or through Savannah. There are no friends like old friends. Send me any email address changes so we can continue to share stories.

1969 Class Agent: Claudine Kuhn Klose Echo Valley Farm 81 Echo Valley Road Red Hook, NY 12571 (845) 758-8181 claudineklose@gmail.com Class Secretary: Julia O’Brien 4501 45th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20016-4424 (202) 362-6266 jobrien@fdalaw.com Cricket Beauregard Lewis reports that after the unhappiness of a divorce, life is good and filled with calm, good friends, fun, hiking and relief. Her mother died very peacefully this past summer at home in Woodstock, Vermont. She was also a Madeira grad — Lisette Littlehales Roberts ’44. Cricket felt privileged to be her primary caretaker for the last weeks of her life and to be beside her at the time of her death — a very powerful experience. Mary Holder continues to restore old photos through her business, Images Revived. It has been a great opportunity for her to meet a lot of people and to deal with beautiful old pictures. It’s a very rewarding job, and Mary loves it. Jo McCormick Laux writes that she is still working as a

lawyer at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. “I’ve been here in Mexico City 13 years! I’m excited to report that Julia O’Brien and a friend of hers visited me for 6 days in September 2010. We went on canal boats at the floating gardens in Xochimilco, to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, and to the Zocalo, where Mexico City was gearing up to celebrate its 200 Anniversary.” Simki Mattern Kuznick finished her MFA in creative writing at American University. Her poem Prague TV won first prize in the 2010 Split This Rock poetry contest, and her poems in non-fiction are appearing in a number of journals. Tilly Koehler Rothwell sends news as follows: “I continue to teach and tutor special needs children in Brunswick, Maine; foster injured or pregnant cats and their kittens for the Coastal Humane Society; work with prisoners academically through the College Guild Program; and teach the Family to Family course for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Jack has graduated from the University of Maine at Orono and is living in Brunswick, Rose is now at Dean College studying musical theater, and John continues to work as a manager in purchasing at Bath Iron Works and builds rock walls. We have had the most gorgeous summer ever, enjoying our garden and lots of opportunities to be on the water. I look forward to the beauty and the serenity of winter as well. We have so much to be thankful for. Claudine Gignoux Scoville writes, perched on the harbor in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she lives, that she has been working for the past 8 years at the Peabody Essex Museum as head registrar, meaning that she has gotten to have a hand in organizing many changing and traveling exhibitions. “This weekend we open an exhibition of The Emperors Private Paradise, Treasures from the Forbidden City, which will travel also to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Milwaukee Art Museum. I got to spend three weeks in Beijing this April and July imagining how to make the arrangements necessary to safely pack and ship everything to the U.S. I learned that in China, women have to retire at age 55 so I figure I am the oldest among the Palace Museum’s staff have ever had to work with — sort of sobering. It made me decide to spend 60 days this year walking over mountains


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and around bodies of water. If any of you are in the neighborhood, please come visit!” Carlin Vickery sends news from Manhattan that in addition to her plastic surgery practice, she continues to forge ahead with horses and new found love of Eventing. She recently competed in the American Eventing Championships in Fairburn, Georgia, and after dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping, ended up placing 9th of out of over 50 entries from all over the country, including Canada. “During the awards ceremony I looked up the line at the other 12 winning riders and realize that I have 30 years on most of them — what a hoot! Jim and I celebrating our 60th birthdays this year and head to France next week so that I can gorge on my favorite food groups: French butter, chocolate and cheese. The children are all great. Our son Borden, an artist, has had several showings and write-ups about his art. Reed is in his second year at the Kennedy School of Government, and Julia is a senior at Davidson College in North Carolina. She worked at Christie’s this summer, followed by research for one of her religion professors who is writing a book on Billy Graham’s wife.” Sally Hamby writes that at the moment, she is in South Carolina. She and her daughter Louisa visited Cricket Beauregard Lewis and her daughter Abby in January in Boston and had a very nice time catching up. Carol Harkrader Pine and her husband Mel enjoyed a two week trip to Alaska in July. They live in Purcellville, Virginia, where Carol has a psychiatry practice and continues to study yoga. Laurie MacGregor sends the following news: “Our Mickey Mouse Club production sophomore year was clearly the precursor of my current project! I am the composer, musical director, and executive producer of a musical in Minneapolis, The Dragons are Singing Tonight, an adaptation of Jack Prelutsky’s book of poems about dragons. After a three week run, the project will make its way to the Minneapolis public schools and beyond. When I am not traveling in Minnesota, I live in Hanover, New Hampshire with my husband Kurt Feuer, who continues to teach fifth grade, coach the high school JV golf team, play guitar and harmonica, and occasionally act in regional theatre productions. We are fortunate

1970 Alva Greenberg married Anthony Collins, who had swept her off her feet with a bouquet of peonies from his own garden on their first date in 2004. that our children are thriving! Our daughter Sky graduated from Middlebury College in January and is heading to the University of Cambridge in late September to begin a master’s program in genetics as a Gates Cambridge scholar. Our son Sandy is a senior at Colorado College, majoring in environmental policy.” Wendy Mattman McHale reports that all is well in Miami, and they have had a busy year family-wise: son George was married in Atlanta; daughter Jessie gave birth to Haley Adele, Wendy’s second grandchild, in September; and son Nicholas will be getting married in Charleston, South Carolina in November. Wendy was one of the first of us to turn 60 — in Islamorado, Florida, with friends and family. “It was a blast!”

1970 Class Agent: Anne Stickney 633 Dickvale Road Peru, ME 04290 (207) 562-7287 huntressheron@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Catherine “Cathy” Harris Shraga 205 E 69th Street Apartment 8C New York, NY 10021-5431 (212) 737-5353 cathshraga@aol.co.uk Love is alive and well in the Class of 1970. On June 5th, on the riverside lawn of their home in Old Saybrook, CT, Alva Greenberg married Anthony Collins, who had swept her off her feet with a bouquet of peonies from his own garden on their first date in 2004. On a day when unsettled weather and thunderstorms were predicted, “the only water that came down on our wedding ceremony was from my right eye as I had something under my

contact,” Alva reports. It was a small and simple ceremony with family only: 20 adults and 10 children. Alva wore a gorgeous soft pink Valentino with silver sandals. Anthony wore a white linen suit. The floral theme revolved around peonies. “It was a very special day of love and family and we are both so grateful to be surrounded by so much of both.” Kata Adams Hull had paintings in three shows in June at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA, the Middlebury College Alumni Show in Middlebury, VT, and at Gallery 1581 in Brookline, MA. She was so busy that she couldn’t make it to the patron’s preview for the Danforth show, though, because her mother had a small stroke and then broke her hip, the beginning of an exhausting ordeal. Pandora Barthen, who is now a jewelry designer living in Longwood, FL, reported in June that two of her designs made it into a prestigious jewelry design book (Lark’s 500 Gemstone Jewels). “They selected my more off-beat pieces, not the

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1970 Jewelry by Pandora Barthen featured in Lark’s 500 Gemstone Jewels. ones that show judges select. Go figure!” You can see her work at www.pandorajewelry.com. As I wrote to all classmates whose e-mail addresses I have, Faith Semmes died June 15 of breast cancer. A gifted portrait artist, whose work often featured dogs and was represented at the Dog and Horse Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, she lived on John’s Island outside of Charleston. Faith is survived by her husband, John Zillioux, and by her daughter, Cameron Semmes Stoll. Her sister Virginia Semmes Constant is a member of the class of ’76, and she also had three cousins and two aunts who all went to Madeira between 1943 and 1965. Lisa Carney Stebbins suggested that our class make donations to Madeira in Faith’s memory. More than a quarter of our class gave, which says a lot about the high regard in which she was held and the generosity of our class. In all, more than $2,000 was raised in her memory. The contributions in Faith’s memory, along with all the others given by our class during our 40th reunion year, pushed our class’s giving rate to the annual Madeira Fund for the 2009 –10 fiscal year to 35%, 5% more than last year. At that level, we came in with the third highest class participation after 1950 and 1960 (which got into the 50’s%.) Anne Stickney, our new Class Agent, and I thank you profusely for your generosity. Holly Knowlton Petraeus was the focus of an article on CNN.com last summer. Holly is married to General David Petraeus, commander of the US mili-

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tary effort in Afghanistan. The article spoke of her support for him at his confirmation hearings. “Senator Carl Levin opened the hearing by acknowledging not the work and sacrifice of General Petraeus but the sacrifice of his wife in supporting the incredible demands of her husband’s service since 9/11. ‘Your wife, Holly is with you this morning, and so we all want to thank her personally for her commitment, and her sacrifices along the way,’ said Levin. ‘I must tell you, General, that her understanding of what you’re doing, of your patriotic duty as you are now doing again, taking over command in Afghanistan, her understanding, support of that is truly inspiring. We thank her. We profoundly thank you, Mrs. Petraeus.’ Senator John McCain did the same, followed by General Petraeus himself, who thanked the woman who has stood by him through some of the darkest days of the Afghan war. ‘She has hung tough while I’ve been deployed for over five and a half years since 9/11… Clearly, our families are the unsung heroes of the long campaigns on which we have been embarked over the past decade.’ “It is in moments like these that women like Holly Petraeus become symbols of the price paid at home since 9/11 ‘She is a symbol of the strength and dedication of families around the globe who wait for their loved ones while they’re engaged in critical work in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere,’ her husband said. ” In response to the article, Sarah Gardner Ridgway wrote: I would love to write her, and

I think it would be great to let her know the Madeira community — and our class in particular — is aware of her sacrifice and behind her. Many seconded that thought. “Holly is terribly brave and I doubt I would be as capable in so many ways, wrote Pandora Barthen. “Kudos to Holly for making us proud. Maybe we should change our school motto to “Function in adversity and finish in style.” Ellie Plowden Boyd reported she and her husband Doug had a great weekend visit with Jane Cannon at Jane’s weekend home in Watch Hill, RI — “lots of golf, catching up on reunion, good food, fun… Saturday we all played together, just ahead of Saint Michael (Bloomberg). We were fairly sprinting from hole to hole not to hold him and his entourage up!” In a very kind gesture, Ellie has offered to donate her services to paint a portrait of outgoing headmistress Elizabeth Griffith for Madeira. Anne Stickney is again looking for a job since her hours were cut in June. She reported having a lovely lunch with Sarah Gardner Ridgway when Sarah was visiting Maine in August. “It was great to spend a little more time so close after the reunion. “Elinore “Wendy” Evans was heading out to Colorado in September to go camping with her daughter Lizzy and hoped to catch up with Barbara Hoversten before heading back home. She says she and her husband John “are exploring the joys of drinking green smoothies every day” to combat John’s heart disease. Wendy swears by the healing powers of raw foods. “In a just a few

weeks we are seeing health benefits: Aches and pains are vanishing, skin is clearing up, firmer and more radiant, and work outs are easier.” Her favorite recipe: 1 peeled kiwi, 1 orange (with some of the bitter rind) 3 –5 lancinato kale leaves (minus the thick stems), and a handful of parsley, fresh mint and cilantro each, along with enough water (nearly 2 cups) to end up with a quart.” Sarah “Zosh” Mason Batschelet reports she is “loving retirement.” Her sister Whitney Mason Germon ’67 went to visit her in Switzerland in early September. They enjoyed some beautiful days in the scenic Engadine and reunited with friends Whit had met before in Switzerland, visited museums, “laughed, cried, and drank some great wines!” Kitty Ferguson Roberts had hoped to visit Amanda Kyser (and me) on the East End of Long Island this summer, but instead they both ended up going to Chapel Hill, where Amanda wanted to look in on her mother. I am hoping Kitty will make her usual autumn trip to NYC. Your secretary, Cathy Harris Shraga, became the president of Madeira’s Alumnae Association this year, having served as VP for the last two. As such, she sits on the Madeira Board, which she joined in 2008 and will serve on it for two more years. She lost her mother in July to a neurological disease after seven years of illness.

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Class Agent: Katherine “Katie” Lord 19 Dartford Court Chapel Hill, NC 27517-8667 (919) 493-8079 katie_lord@yahoo.com

1972 Class Secretary: Sylvie Ball McGee 9121 Littlerock Road SW Olympia, WA 98512-8536 (360) 705-1233 sylviemcgee@comcast.net Received by Madeira: From Lili Avery: It’s been an incredibly busy summer. Once the Carnegie Mellon University semester ended this spring, my husband, Virgil Gligor and I spent most of his


1973 Received by Madeira: From Theresa Beyer: Last I wrote our youngest was looking at colleges. During the course of the search he became interested in International Relations and ultimately decided to attend Tufts. Our oldest is heading into his senior year at Carnegie Mellon. He interned at Google this past summer and we are all very pleased that they offered him a job. I hope to use the empty nest as an opportunity to travel a little more when Jeff goes off to conferences. On a sadder note, my Dad passed away this summer.

1974 Class Agent: Elizabeth “Lisa” Wray Longino 4671 S. Versailles Dallaz, TX 75209 (214) 522-4889 lisalongino@aol.com Received by Madeira: From Kristina Mayberry: I live in Italy, at least until 2013, when if all goes well I’ll get my PhD in Bioengineering. I started in January this year. No, I didn’t become an engineer. My MSc (2007) was in Kinesiology, and although I didn’t

write a thesis (which means I wasn’t supposed to be able to get into a PhD program…. just don’t tell my prof) I did most of my learning in Biomechanics…. because the Exercise Physiology classes were all filled up!! I’m scrambling right now to finish my first paper, and it looks like I’ll be working in the area of aging and motor control with a neurology spin, either veering towards Parkinson’s disease or aging athletes, depending who wins, me or my prof. Either way, it’s fascinating stuff, and I’m learning Italian and eating really, really well, and getting pretty strong for an old lady. (And they pay me for this!!!) Some of you may remember way back when, before I had the accident that (temporarily) damaged my noodle, I was studying Psychoinguistics.. and that for a while, I was a cycling coach. Well, here it’s all come together….. I live in a small town called Cesena, pretty much unknown even by most Italians. Don’t tell anyone, but it’s a hidden jewel for anybody who is as crazy about cycling as I am. The nearby countryside is filled with fruit trees and farm fields all surrounded by fantastic hills. I have found a riding club which treats me like a queen, partly because I am generally the only woman who keeps up with the boys. And I’m 15 k from the Adriatic… I can ride in that direction if I want to avoid hills because it’s all flat. Oddly, as my Italian gets better, I find that Italians speak more and more clearly, but the topics of their discussions get more and more mundane… ciao. From Connie Crawford: Last fall I left my job as Chief Engineer for the New York City Transit Authority to return to the private sector. I’ve joined an international transportation engineering firm that has its headquarters only nine miles from my home in New Jersey. This is a great lifestyle improvement over the 1-1/2 hour commute each way to New York that I was doing for almost 25 years. The new job allows me more time to spend with my daughter in her last year of high school. We are having fun looking at colleges for next year. My son is now in his third year at William & Mary where he is very happy, in no small part because he has taken up the fine sport of rowing. I saw Jennifer Clark Power recently on her way back to Mexico where she lives and paints. Her paintings are wonderful.

From Kathryn Holly McGlothlin: It has been an emotional roller coaster of a year.12 months it has been. I bought my first house last October, in the suburbs of San Francisco. After too many years of dorms and renting it’s great to be able to paint any color I want. And the projects never end. On February 1st, my mom passed away at a young 97. Many of you remember her Sunday dinners. She would be so proud of my roses and vegetable garden. One lemon cucumber plant has produced over 200 cukes so I’ve learned how to make pickles. Every guest gets a jar so let me know when you are in the area and need a place to rest your head.

1975 Class Agent: Alice Karow PO Box 130206 Carlsbad, CA 92013 (858) 361-8956 alicekarow@gmail.com Class Secretary: Renee Dagseth PO Box 1176 Seattle, WA 98111-1176 (206) 781-2960 dagseth@mac.com Received by Madeira: From Elizabeth “Beth” Hunter: This might be late but thought I’d send it anyway. Nothing really new except that I took up fiddling a year and a half ago. I mostly enjoy old time southern (Appalachian) music, but am also trying to learn blue grass, Cajun, and Celtic down the road.

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1977 Received by Madeira: From Molly Coxe: I just published a new children’s book, Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue, which got a great review in Publisher’s Weekly! Yay! It doesn’t look anything like my previous work. The illustrations are photographs of three dimensional characters I made from wire, wool, and fabric. The setting is a medieval hilltop village in France. Pls. check it out on Amazon (where it has garnered 13 five star reviews so far), or order a custom-signed copy at www.bravemousebooks.com. Thank you!

1978 Class Secretary: Patti Snodgrass Borda 15 Tenth Avenue Brunswick, MD 21716 psborda@gmail.com Received by Madeira: From Elizabeth Hirschhorn Wilson: I took my three children — Josie 13, Freddie 12 and Molly 10 — out to Madeira in April. We walked around the campus and I had a great time sharing some fond memories of my days there. We live in Newton, MA. This past fall Kim Kinkead Knight ’77 came for a visit for a special family occasion. It was great seeing her and spending some time with her.

1978 Elizabeth Hirschhorn Wilson took her three children, Josie 13, Freddie 12 and Molly 10, out to Madeira in April

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summer break on the road. We traveled to the Yucatan and Bay Area in May, Italy in June (Venice, Verona, the Italian Riviera and Genoa), Wyoming and Romania in July. We had the opportunity to enjoy several visits with Ann Frame while staying in Jackson, WY, prior to a kayaking and camping trip in the Tetons. She’s as funny and spirited as ever. Our trip to Romania included a visit to Transylvania’s Western Mountains, close to my husband’s birthplace. The area is still quite forested and tiny homesteads are nestled in valleys where all the farming is still done by hand. Hay scything was on going, and the tall hand built haystacks and horse drawn carts looked like scenes from medieval paintings! August back home here in Pittsburgh included a delightful visit from Kit Forbes Wellford who came to stay a few days. It was too short a time to cover all the things we wanted to do, but we’re not more than 4 hours apart so another get together is due in the near future.


From Julia Kennedy Tussing: I’m not sure I’ve ever contributed to Class Notes before, so a little updating: Married Ted Tussing in 1990 and have two boys, Hale (almost 17) and Tate (11). Moved from Chicago, where we both worked at the University of Chicago, to California, where we both work at Stanford School of Medicine, in 1997. I started a new assignment over a year ago as Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Services, which I love because I get to work so much with the students. Sadly, I am not in close contact with any Madeira folks, although I do Facebook with Peggy Griffin now and then! Let me know when you visit the Bay Area! From Tracy Schmidt: I love reading about what all of you are doing out there so I thought I’d send along an update about my life here in California. I live in Fairfax, just outside of San Francisco, with my husband Terry who works as a psychoanalyst and my two girls, Savannah and Sophie who are almost 13 and 16. I have a full and gratifying life as a psychologist and my mothering duties keep me busy with dog walking and taxi service. Some of my favorite things are yoga and body conditioning classes and having impromptu dance parties in the kitchen with my kids. I think about all of you — Carly? Are you out there? and welcome contact from any of you.

1979 Class Secretary Deborah Lyne Simon 2120 Lakeridge Drive Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 251-1052 debbielsimon@verizon.net Received by Madeira: From Elna Mayberry: I am riding for the 3rd year in The Ride to Conquer Cancer from June 12 – 13, 2010. This year, instead of the 200 Km in two days, I will be riding 200 Miles in 2 days — just to see if I can. The minimum donations to raise is again $2500 — in 2008 I raised $3600 and I would like to beat that amount this year, so on June 1 I am presenting a “ZUMBA to Conquer Cancer” fitness class. My sons (Stuart, 16 and Timothy, 12) are thriving despite having to occasionally fend for themselves when I am riding my bike somewhere. Stuart is finishing Grade 11, still in French Immersion

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and having just returned from the international Robotics competition in Dallas, TX. Timothy is finishing Grade 7 and is one of a few Jr. Leaders who have been invited to attend the Spring Leader Corp Conference in Haliburton, Ont. and is still practicing and playing double tenor in the PK Hummingbirds Steel Band. If any class mates are up around Niagara Falls, it would be great to see you! I am still working at Brock University in Facilities Management. My sons (Stuart 17 and Tim 13) are doing well. Stuart is busy with Robotics, piano and recently learning the ukulele; Tim plays with a steel band and has just joined the Air Cadets and they are both involved with Jui Jitsu. In my spare time, I volunteer at the YMCA as a fitness instructor — Abs, Box Fit and most recently Zumba. I also still cycle for fundraisers — I will be cycling 200 Km over 2 days in The Ride to Conquer Cancer in June 2011 for the fourth year and I just cycled 100 Km on September 12 for the Cancer Center they are building here in Niagara. If anyone is in the area, call me — it’s great cycling country! From Maggi Hill: I just recently went to the cocktail reception in Santa Fe showcasing the artwork of my former art teacher Marcia Myers! Gittan Foster and I were talking about how the class of ’79 is pitiful when it comes to the class notes section! I’m a serious offender as I think I have only submitted info once in all these years. Well I still live in Santa Fe with my husband Larry (of 25 years…yikes and how did I get to be almost 50 too!). Our daughter Greer is almost 12 and just started 7th grade at Desert Academy. Larry and I work together selling hotel and restaurant supplies and furnishings in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. From Elizabeth Strauss: I am just divorced after 24 years of marriage and both children are out of the nest. One is attending Admiral Farragut in St Pete, Florida and the other is at Loyola, New Orleans. My paintings the last year have all been ‘empty nests”. This fall I am pleased to be working in the boarding school realm again with the Berkshire School (in Sheffield MA) teaching studio art and, stretching myself, digital art! Check out my blog www.tillystudio.blogspot.com to see daily paintings that chronicle the last 4 years of my life. Painting, as Picasso said, is like keeping a diary.

1980 Class Agents: Julia Jackson Bellinger 4125 Woodbine Street Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (301) 913-0225 jbellinger@smithbucklin.com Mabry “Courtney” Michaux Douglas 2843 Bitting Road Winston Salem, NC 27104-3003 (336) 765-5050 chdouglas1@triad.rr.com Audrey Baxter Young 2230 Abbotsford Drive Vienna VA 22181-3219 (703) 938-5508 ayoung@sonnenschein.com Class Secretary: Robin Patrowicz-Gart 2625 Castilla Isle Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 764-5898 actressthatsme@msn.com Received by Madeira: From Susan Dulany Atkinson: Just passed the 10 year milestone of living in the UK and still loving it; however, looks like things will be changing within the year as the company Todd worked for was purchased by an American company so he will be looking for something new. The question is Where? John(21) still loving Tulane U, William (19) planning on doing a lot of sailing in his Gap Year; Leslie (14) just switched from British to American school for 9th grade, and Catherine (12) still enjoying her school Notre Dame, an all-girls UK day school. I am still working part time in a doctor’s surgery, which I find to be just enough stimulation and responsibility to balance the rest of my life. Just began celebrating my 50th year! I decided to celebrate throughout the year so that when I actually have my 50th birthday I will have thoroughly enjoyed the whole year! My final celebration will be to open my mailbox to some birthday cards, hopefully 50 of them!! I still enjoy seeing Laura Binder Hughes as often as I can! We were able to spend some wonderful time together this summer at Tybee! She is fantastic! Now I just need to get back in touch with Michele Dorian and Caroline Acheson in the UK before it is too late!

1981 Kim Hughes and Steve Maazed were married in Sonoma wine country.

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Class Secretary: Joanie Tanous 390 S 68th Street Boulder, CO 80303-4306 (303) 786-9524 boulderwoof@gmail.com Hello fellow Madeira Alums! The Class of ’81 will celebrate its 30th reunion over the weekend of April 29, 2011. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on the Madeira campus for the festivities. Kim Hughes has wonderful news to share about her wedding in Sonoma, CA wine country near her home on Aug. 21, 2010, to the lucky Steve Moazed whom she met through friends. Several alums were in attendance to welcome Steve into the family, namely Diana Sanson ’82, Dana Schmidt ’80, Page Hopkins, Cathy Garland, and Alison Blume ’80. Page reported that the setting of the wedding was absolutely spectacular — outside on a beautiful ranch. And after the ceremony, Kim and Steve rode their bikes to the reception — Kim in her full length gorgeous dress no less! Cathy had come out from Maryland where she raises her two kids while working for the Travel Channel. Dana and Diana both live in the area. And, of course, Kim’s mom, Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53, was also in attendance. Kim is busy building “green” homes and adjusting to life as a stepmother to 2 girls. Page attested that she’s never seen a happier bride! Martha Boxley Creasy recently sent this update on her life: Husband Grimes and I live in Roanoke, Va. where he practices law and I am busy with 3 children. My oldest, Grimes, went to Woodberry Forest and just started his Freshman year at the University of Alabama. Mead is a Junior in high school and Claiborne just started middle school. Betsy Colin Fralin embarked on a new career with

Wine Trend, Inc., a company based in Richmond that designs, builds and installs wine storage systems and displays for resorts, high-end hotels and restaurants globally. She is the marketing manager and absolutely adores her work. In her spare time, she takes law classes at Univ. of Richmond while raising 3 teenagers. Clara Bingham reports that she is amicably divorced and living in New York’s upper west side with her three children who are in grades 9, 7, and 4. She has been swamped these last four years working on a documentary about the perils of coal called “The Last Mountain.” The story focuses on mountain top removal coal mining in West Virginia — in particular the fight for the last great mountain in the region which is on the verge of being destroyed. The movie will be showing in festivals in early 2011, and given Clara’s prior success with “North Country” the movie should show up in theaters too. Sarah Kinney Contomicholos is busy raising 3 kids: the twins just turned twelve, and her youngest is almost ten. This past summer, she completed her certification in College Counseling from UCLA and attended the Independent Educational Consultants Summer Institute which covers current issues in the field. Sarah’s experiences in Greece have taught her that the Greek economy continues to struggle. The current government is the best in years and is tackling the difficulties on a number of fronts. Enforcement has increased dramatically in many areas including tax evasion and traffic violations. Sarah is about to embark on an apartment renovation and hopes to move into the new home by the spring. Gail Guinee Inman wrote in that she and her family still live in Annapolis, Maryland. She is back on American soil for the foreseeable future after having returned from Kuwait in July 2009. Currently she’s a logistician with the Office of Secretary of Defense on policy issues concerning the Reserve Components. Sarah Robinson Cowden reports that all is well in Kentucky now that both of her children are back in Lexington. Daughter Ann graduated from EHS in ’07 and from UVA last May. She is currently taking the year off and has applied for Pharmacy school for next year. Son Lee graduated from EHS this past June and is a Freshman at UK. Sarah stays busy walking her 10

year old golden retriever, swimming Masters, and keeping up with her house. Betsy Fralin and Sarah talk almost daily — lifelong buds since Madeira days! I still live in Boulder, Colorado, with my 9-year old daughter and our dog, Bella. Page Hopkins and I will be madly planning our 30th reunion festivities, so please contact us if you’d like to help. Received by Madeira: From Lea Harvey: has recently accepted a faculty position in the School of Health & Environmental Studies teaching in the MSPH program at Hamdan BIn Mohammed University in Dubai, UAE.

1982 Class Agent: Beth Ann Trapold Newton 7825 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22102-2425 (703) 556-0596 BANewton2@juno.com Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hackney Whitsel 2557 Owens Court Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1737 (919) 967-1098 EWHITSEL@nc.rr.com Received by Madeira: From Judith Bright: My three boys are 13, 11 and 9 years old now. They are all sports nuts and are all playing football. Makes me nervous about injury, but what are you going to do?! Two of them have phones now and they just sit right next to each other and text. It’s hilarious. At least they can insult one another without my having to listen to it! Who knew? We are all enjoying Nashville. It’s a city very much alive with a cool underground arts scene that is growing by leaps and bounds every day. My newest baby to report is that I’m opening my flagship jewelry store in our local luxury mall here in Nashville, The Mall at Green Hills. We’ll be next to Free People and Nordstrom and across from Pottery Barn. We have been operating out of our home studio for 4 years and we are excited to get out there in the public. We are doing the entire build-out and it has been fun developing our brand identity. We are learning everything at warp-speed! It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. Come see us when you are in Nashville! From Katherine Oxnard: I promised photos of my recent wedding to Blakely Drewry Ellis III, and here is one. As I may have said before, it was a colorful, fun, casual,

1982 Katherine oxnard Ellis singing to her groom with sisters liza and robbie ’83. Mexican-inspired wedding, with papel picado banners; cascarones (confetti-filled eggs which guests ceremoniously — or not! — cracked over each other’s heads; homemade white paper luminarias lighting the paths; delicious chipotle roasted pig, quesadillas, tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole; Mexican wedding cake cookies for good luck (made by my stepmother Diane); a groom’s apricot cake made by an old family friend; and of course, gallons of fresh margaritas. It was a very DIY wedding, including a vintage Mexican cotton wedding gown altered and embellished by my mom; all the live music played by our guests, including my sisters Liza Oxnard Aratow and Robbie Oxnard Bent ’83, plus a set each from Blake’s old Sewanee band Skid Cotillion; and his post-college band Morgan’s Steep; decor put together by my mom, sisters and brothers, in laws and friends, including my sister-in-law Kate Myers Ainslie ’92; and even the ceremony conducted by my best friend, Lisa Solod, whom I met not far from Madeira at an art colony in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We had four pinatas filled with candy for the kids, as well as a blow-up Twister game. Guests walked the grounds of Mom and Pter’s house, where everything was gloriously in bloom: hydrangea, gladiola, oleander, canna, day lilies, shrimp plant, impatiens, etc. It was a dreamy Low Country evening, with temps hovering in the mid-80s, low humidity and a light breeze off the May River — and no bugs! Most of all, it was the happiest day of my life so far, as I wed the love of my life and in the process acquired the two most amazing stepchildren any new bride could ask for. I am one lucky woman! We are now back in Savannah after an amazing summer of travel around the east coast: first to Palm Beach, FL, for our honeymoon (thanks to my stepdad Michael Ainslie for the loan of his beautiful house!), then with Jax and Drew to NC; Valdosta,

GA; NYC; and Bluffton, SC. Now we’re back at work, in school and settled into family life. I’ve been nominated to be on the board of the Savannah Book Festival, which will take place during President’s Day Weekend, February 18 –20, 2011 — a beautiful time of year in Savannah, and an amazing assortment of writers. Check out our website at www.savannahbookfestival.org. I hope to get Georgina Bliss Marshall down here in December for one of her famous cashmere trunk shows, and I also hope to host Robbie and several of her Madeira chums for drinks or brunch when they head down to Tybee Island this fall. Savannah is a beautiful place to visit, so I welcome emails from any class of ’82-ers who are heading this way at katherineoxnard@gmail.com. From Sarah Wolf Newlands: I continue to make art, and have taught in University Studies at Portland State University since 2004. This summer I taught an encaustic painting workshop in August at “Arts at Menucha.” (Let me know if you would like some photos!) I will lead a workshop “Engaging Conversations in Portland Art Museum Galleries” as part of “pARTicipate” the Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) Fall Conference on October 8 & 9 at the Portland Art Museum. Donald and I have two boys, Thomas, 14 and Peter 12. Thomas is a freshman in high school at Catlin Gabel, and Peter has one more year in the upper elementary program at Childpeace Montessori. When we got together last, Priscilla and I laughed about how we used to call each other “Prof,” then both became one.

1983 Class Agent: Kimberly Ablard McGowan 154 N Main Street Cohasset, MA 02025-1320 (781) 383-3410 kcmcgowan@comcast.net Class Secretary: Elizabeth Weber French 7330 South Jay Street Littleton, CO 80128 (303) 973-8344 egwfrench@msn.com Received by Madeira: From Kyria Sabin: Life continues to be FULL. Clara, our gymnast, (10) is entering 5th grade and Xander, the artist, (8) is going into 3rd. I often

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From Julia Kennedy Tussing: I’m not sure I’ve ever contributed to Class Notes before, so a little updating: Married Ted Tussing in 1990 and have two boys, Hale (almost 17) and Tate (11). Moved from Chicago, where we both worked at the University of Chicago, to California, where we both work at Stanford School of Medicine, in 1997. I started a new assignment over a year ago as Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Services, which I love because I get to work so much with the students. Sadly, I am not in close contact with any Madeira folks, although I do Facebook with Peggy Griffin now and then! Let me know when you visit the Bay Area! From Tracy Schmidt: I love reading about what all of you are doing out there so I thought I’d send along an update about my life here in California. I live in Fairfax, just outside of San Francisco, with my husband Terry who works as a psychoanalyst and my two girls, Savannah and Sophie who are almost 13 and 16. I have a full and gratifying life as a psychologist and my mothering duties keep me busy with dog walking and taxi service. Some of my favorite things are yoga and body conditioning classes and having impromptu dance parties in the kitchen with my kids. I think about all of you — Carly? Are you out there? and welcome contact from any of you.

1979 Class Secretary Deborah Lyne Simon 2120 Lakeridge Drive Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 251-1052 debbielsimon@verizon.net Received by Madeira: From Elna Mayberry: I am riding for the 3rd year in The Ride to Conquer Cancer from June 12 – 13, 2010. This year, instead of the 200 Km in two days, I will be riding 200 Miles in 2 days — just to see if I can. The minimum donations to raise is again $2500 — in 2008 I raised $3600 and I would like to beat that amount this year, so on June 1 I am presenting a “ZUMBA to Conquer Cancer” fitness class. My sons (Stuart, 16 and Timothy, 12) are thriving despite having to occasionally fend for themselves when I am riding my bike somewhere. Stuart is finishing Grade 11, still in French Immersion

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and having just returned from the international Robotics competition in Dallas, TX. Timothy is finishing Grade 7 and is one of a few Jr. Leaders who have been invited to attend the Spring Leader Corp Conference in Haliburton, Ont. and is still practicing and playing double tenor in the PK Hummingbirds Steel Band. If any class mates are up around Niagara Falls, it would be great to see you! I am still working at Brock University in Facilities Management. My sons (Stuart 17 and Tim 13) are doing well. Stuart is busy with Robotics, piano and recently learning the ukulele; Tim plays with a steel band and has just joined the Air Cadets and they are both involved with Jui Jitsu. In my spare time, I volunteer at the YMCA as a fitness instructor — Abs, Box Fit and most recently Zumba. I also still cycle for fundraisers — I will be cycling 200 Km over 2 days in The Ride to Conquer Cancer in June 2011 for the fourth year and I just cycled 100 Km on September 12 for the Cancer Center they are building here in Niagara. If anyone is in the area, call me — it’s great cycling country! From Maggi Hill: I just recently went to the cocktail reception in Santa Fe showcasing the artwork of my former art teacher Marcia Myers! Gittan Foster and I were talking about how the class of ’79 is pitiful when it comes to the class notes section! I’m a serious offender as I think I have only submitted info once in all these years. Well I still live in Santa Fe with my husband Larry (of 25 years…yikes and how did I get to be almost 50 too!). Our daughter Greer is almost 12 and just started 7th grade at Desert Academy. Larry and I work together selling hotel and restaurant supplies and furnishings in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. From Elizabeth Strauss: I am just divorced after 24 years of marriage and both children are out of the nest. One is attending Admiral Farragut in St Pete, Florida and the other is at Loyola, New Orleans. My paintings the last year have all been ‘empty nests”. This fall I am pleased to be working in the boarding school realm again with the Berkshire School (in Sheffield MA) teaching studio art and, stretching myself, digital art! Check out my blog www.tillystudio.blogspot.com to see daily paintings that chronicle the last 4 years of my life. Painting, as Picasso said, is like keeping a diary.

1980 Class Agents: Julia Jackson Bellinger 4125 Woodbine Street Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (301) 913-0225 jbellinger@smithbucklin.com Mabry “Courtney” Michaux Douglas 2843 Bitting Road Winston Salem, NC 27104-3003 (336) 765-5050 chdouglas1@triad.rr.com Audrey Baxter Young 2230 Abbotsford Drive Vienna VA 22181-3219 (703) 938-5508 ayoung@sonnenschein.com Class Secretary: Robin Patrowicz-Gart 2625 Castilla Isle Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 764-5898 actressthatsme@msn.com Received by Madeira: From Susan Dulany Atkinson: Just passed the 10 year milestone of living in the UK and still loving it; however, looks like things will be changing within the year as the company Todd worked for was purchased by an American company so he will be looking for something new. The question is Where? John(21) still loving Tulane U, William (19) planning on doing a lot of sailing in his Gap Year; Leslie (14) just switched from British to American school for 9th grade, and Catherine (12) still enjoying her school Notre Dame, an all-girls UK day school. I am still working part time in a doctor’s surgery, which I find to be just enough stimulation and responsibility to balance the rest of my life. Just began celebrating my 50th year! I decided to celebrate throughout the year so that when I actually have my 50th birthday I will have thoroughly enjoyed the whole year! My final celebration will be to open my mailbox to some birthday cards, hopefully 50 of them!! I still enjoy seeing Laura Binder Hughes as often as I can! We were able to spend some wonderful time together this summer at Tybee! She is fantastic! Now I just need to get back in touch with Michele Dorian and Caroline Acheson in the UK before it is too late!

1981 Kim Hughes and Steve Maazed were married in Sonoma wine country.

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Class Secretary: Joanie Tanous 390 S 68th Street Boulder, CO 80303-4306 (303) 786-9524 boulderwoof@gmail.com Hello fellow Madeira Alums! The Class of ’81 will celebrate its 30th reunion over the weekend of April 29, 2011. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on the Madeira campus for the festivities. Kim Hughes has wonderful news to share about her wedding in Sonoma, CA wine country near her home on Aug. 21, 2010, to the lucky Steve Moazed whom she met through friends. Several alums were in attendance to welcome Steve into the family, namely Diana Sanson ’82, Dana Schmidt ’80, Page Hopkins, Cathy Garland, and Alison Blume ’80. Page reported that the setting of the wedding was absolutely spectacular — outside on a beautiful ranch. And after the ceremony, Kim and Steve rode their bikes to the reception — Kim in her full length gorgeous dress no less! Cathy had come out from Maryland where she raises her two kids while working for the Travel Channel. Dana and Diana both live in the area. And, of course, Kim’s mom, Mary Ellen Pigott Hughes ’53, was also in attendance. Kim is busy building “green” homes and adjusting to life as a stepmother to 2 girls. Page attested that she’s never seen a happier bride! Martha Boxley Creasy recently sent this update on her life: Husband Grimes and I live in Roanoke, Va. where he practices law and I am busy with 3 children. My oldest, Grimes, went to Woodberry Forest and just started his Freshman year at the University of Alabama. Mead is a Junior in high school and Claiborne just started middle school. Betsy Colin Fralin embarked on a new career with

Wine Trend, Inc., a company based in Richmond that designs, builds and installs wine storage systems and displays for resorts, high-end hotels and restaurants globally. She is the marketing manager and absolutely adores her work. In her spare time, she takes law classes at Univ. of Richmond while raising 3 teenagers. Clara Bingham reports that she is amicably divorced and living in New York’s upper west side with her three children who are in grades 9, 7, and 4. She has been swamped these last four years working on a documentary about the perils of coal called “The Last Mountain.” The story focuses on mountain top removal coal mining in West Virginia — in particular the fight for the last great mountain in the region which is on the verge of being destroyed. The movie will be showing in festivals in early 2011, and given Clara’s prior success with “North Country” the movie should show up in theaters too. Sarah Kinney Contomicholos is busy raising 3 kids: the twins just turned twelve, and her youngest is almost ten. This past summer, she completed her certification in College Counseling from UCLA and attended the Independent Educational Consultants Summer Institute which covers current issues in the field. Sarah’s experiences in Greece have taught her that the Greek economy continues to struggle. The current government is the best in years and is tackling the difficulties on a number of fronts. Enforcement has increased dramatically in many areas including tax evasion and traffic violations. Sarah is about to embark on an apartment renovation and hopes to move into the new home by the spring. Gail Guinee Inman wrote in that she and her family still live in Annapolis, Maryland. She is back on American soil for the foreseeable future after having returned from Kuwait in July 2009. Currently she’s a logistician with the Office of Secretary of Defense on policy issues concerning the Reserve Components. Sarah Robinson Cowden reports that all is well in Kentucky now that both of her children are back in Lexington. Daughter Ann graduated from EHS in ’07 and from UVA last May. She is currently taking the year off and has applied for Pharmacy school for next year. Son Lee graduated from EHS this past June and is a Freshman at UK. Sarah stays busy walking her 10

year old golden retriever, swimming Masters, and keeping up with her house. Betsy Fralin and Sarah talk almost daily — lifelong buds since Madeira days! I still live in Boulder, Colorado, with my 9-year old daughter and our dog, Bella. Page Hopkins and I will be madly planning our 30th reunion festivities, so please contact us if you’d like to help. Received by Madeira: From Lea Harvey: has recently accepted a faculty position in the School of Health & Environmental Studies teaching in the MSPH program at Hamdan BIn Mohammed University in Dubai, UAE.

1982 Class Agent: Beth Ann Trapold Newton 7825 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22102-2425 (703) 556-0596 BANewton2@juno.com Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hackney Whitsel 2557 Owens Court Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1737 (919) 967-1098 EWHITSEL@nc.rr.com Received by Madeira: From Judith Bright: My three boys are 13, 11 and 9 years old now. They are all sports nuts and are all playing football. Makes me nervous about injury, but what are you going to do?! Two of them have phones now and they just sit right next to each other and text. It’s hilarious. At least they can insult one another without my having to listen to it! Who knew? We are all enjoying Nashville. It’s a city very much alive with a cool underground arts scene that is growing by leaps and bounds every day. My newest baby to report is that I’m opening my flagship jewelry store in our local luxury mall here in Nashville, The Mall at Green Hills. We’ll be next to Free People and Nordstrom and across from Pottery Barn. We have been operating out of our home studio for 4 years and we are excited to get out there in the public. We are doing the entire build-out and it has been fun developing our brand identity. We are learning everything at warp-speed! It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. Come see us when you are in Nashville! From Katherine Oxnard: I promised photos of my recent wedding to Blakely Drewry Ellis III, and here is one. As I may have said before, it was a colorful, fun, casual,

1982 Katherine oxnard Ellis singing to her groom with sisters liza and robbie ’83. Mexican-inspired wedding, with papel picado banners; cascarones (confetti-filled eggs which guests ceremoniously — or not! — cracked over each other’s heads; homemade white paper luminarias lighting the paths; delicious chipotle roasted pig, quesadillas, tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole; Mexican wedding cake cookies for good luck (made by my stepmother Diane); a groom’s apricot cake made by an old family friend; and of course, gallons of fresh margaritas. It was a very DIY wedding, including a vintage Mexican cotton wedding gown altered and embellished by my mom; all the live music played by our guests, including my sisters Liza Oxnard Aratow and Robbie Oxnard Bent ’83, plus a set each from Blake’s old Sewanee band Skid Cotillion; and his post-college band Morgan’s Steep; decor put together by my mom, sisters and brothers, in laws and friends, including my sister-in-law Kate Myers Ainslie ’92; and even the ceremony conducted by my best friend, Lisa Solod, whom I met not far from Madeira at an art colony in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We had four pinatas filled with candy for the kids, as well as a blow-up Twister game. Guests walked the grounds of Mom and Pter’s house, where everything was gloriously in bloom: hydrangea, gladiola, oleander, canna, day lilies, shrimp plant, impatiens, etc. It was a dreamy Low Country evening, with temps hovering in the mid-80s, low humidity and a light breeze off the May River — and no bugs! Most of all, it was the happiest day of my life so far, as I wed the love of my life and in the process acquired the two most amazing stepchildren any new bride could ask for. I am one lucky woman! We are now back in Savannah after an amazing summer of travel around the east coast: first to Palm Beach, FL, for our honeymoon (thanks to my stepdad Michael Ainslie for the loan of his beautiful house!), then with Jax and Drew to NC; Valdosta,

GA; NYC; and Bluffton, SC. Now we’re back at work, in school and settled into family life. I’ve been nominated to be on the board of the Savannah Book Festival, which will take place during President’s Day Weekend, February 18 –20, 2011 — a beautiful time of year in Savannah, and an amazing assortment of writers. Check out our website at www.savannahbookfestival.org. I hope to get Georgina Bliss Marshall down here in December for one of her famous cashmere trunk shows, and I also hope to host Robbie and several of her Madeira chums for drinks or brunch when they head down to Tybee Island this fall. Savannah is a beautiful place to visit, so I welcome emails from any class of ’82-ers who are heading this way at katherineoxnard@gmail.com. From Sarah Wolf Newlands: I continue to make art, and have taught in University Studies at Portland State University since 2004. This summer I taught an encaustic painting workshop in August at “Arts at Menucha.” (Let me know if you would like some photos!) I will lead a workshop “Engaging Conversations in Portland Art Museum Galleries” as part of “pARTicipate” the Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) Fall Conference on October 8 & 9 at the Portland Art Museum. Donald and I have two boys, Thomas, 14 and Peter 12. Thomas is a freshman in high school at Catlin Gabel, and Peter has one more year in the upper elementary program at Childpeace Montessori. When we got together last, Priscilla and I laughed about how we used to call each other “Prof,” then both became one.

1983 Class Agent: Kimberly Ablard McGowan 154 N Main Street Cohasset, MA 02025-1320 (781) 383-3410 kcmcgowan@comcast.net Class Secretary: Elizabeth Weber French 7330 South Jay Street Littleton, CO 80128 (303) 973-8344 egwfrench@msn.com Received by Madeira: From Kyria Sabin: Life continues to be FULL. Clara, our gymnast, (10) is entering 5th grade and Xander, the artist, (8) is going into 3rd. I often

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wish I could bottle this time (and clone myself) as it does seem to go by fast! I’ve expanded my Tucson Pilates business to open a second studio — which is based on a very effective and popular small group equipment class model that we plan to introduce in other markets. Our international Fletcher Pilates teacher training program continues to flourish — we’re now in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the UK, in addition to 5 campuses in the United States. I feel so fortunate to love my “work”! From Sophie Annibali Mellon: My husband and I celebrated 18 years this summer. We have two teenagers, Henry 16 and Louise 14. Fall 2010 finds us looking at boarding schools for Louise. Can’t believe we will be empty nesters in a year! Everyone says it goes so fast and yet you never really believe it until you are giving them curfews and car keys! We will be looking at Madeira (of course) as well as a few schools in New England. Her brother is at Avon Old Farms in CT. After 14 years as Master of the Rolling Rock Hunt, I find myself letting many decisions go to the Committee and my two Joint Masters who joined me 2 years ago. It is getting easier and easier to delegate! PHEW!

1984 Class Agent: Paige Williams Smith 705 Laurel Valley Road Austin, TX 78746 (512) 329-8406 paige_smith@mac.com Class Secretary: Jill Roberts 879 N Stillman Street Philadelphia, PA 19130-1837 (215) 232-9072 jillroberts@projecthome.org Thanks to all who got in touch, I know a lot of you are on Facebook and I am one of those that just can’t seem to manage that yet. As always it is so wonderful to hear from you, a few sent regards without news, which is just fine too, Eliza Talley, Karen Lisle, and deKoven Fernandez say “hi” and now the news in your own words. Jenny Lindsey — We are celebrating at the Lindsey household, Julia finished her chemotherapy and will be joining her class in 5th grade this fall — yippee! She is so excited to be back at school (contrary to popular

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belief, school at home is not so cool) — and I am so glad to have her join her friends again in a daily routine. For her, I think the hardest part was the social isolation — who among us doesn’t cherish all the social memories we have of school and friends? I have such vivid memories of sitting in multiple classrooms at Madeira (pick a teacher, I can time warp myself back into a wooden chair…), but what I remember the most is the fun & laughter we made in the time we had together. Thanks to everyone for all your support, emails, prayers and good thoughts that helped me get through the turmoil. What did those undies say that we sold for our fundraiser (you know you had a pair): Function in disaster … Finish in style… I thought of that often :-) Kate Armfield— We just got back from a few days in Orlando — had to visit the new Harry Potter section of Universal as our daughter, Kingsley (6) is really into all things H.P. Of course, it was crowded and hotter than the surface of the sun. Then again, it was August in Orlando. We did have a great time and Chester (5) rode Space Mountain, which is actually kind of scary. Shannon Dudley and I exchanged messages on Facebook recently. She seems great and is living in the Chapel Hill, NC area. I hope to get a chance to head down that way to see her at some point. Casey Self — My family and I do have big news (I try to operate on an every other or every 4th year schedule for huge changes in my life!)! After enduring the depressed economy in an already depressed rural town in southern Virginia, the pediatrics practice where I was a partner began to struggle and we decided to get out while we could. We have just moved to Mt. Green, UT and I am joining Intermountain Healthcare. It was a tough decision, but we are so happy to be here. The drive out was a bit of circus train with 3 kids (Matt 12, Aidan, 9, and Ellie 5), 4 dogs, and 2 rats! We are looking forward to becoming serious skiers, as Snowbasin is 10 minutes away. Lydia Bartholow— My daughter, Katie, is off for a year in Spain studying at the American School in Madrid and living with my sister and her family for her 8th grade year — we are leaving tomorrow — I am not packed — it’s midnight — what’s new — and we are going to the Spanish Consulate in the morning for a student visa and we hope that goes well! Anywho, I am going to

miss her so much and hope when she comes back in the fall she will immediately want to attend Madeira the following year, and the that will make me a more involved alum, as I have no excuse here to fore—So, with good luck on all fronts, see you all soon at a Madeira! XOXO Lydia Josephine Routh— Our daughter is entering second grade at a public arts-infused elementary school — where she takes violin, ballet, drama, music, and art, in addition to regular curriculum. I am about to celebrate 8 years of marriage to Eric — I am thankful for him and her and love our trio sized family. I love reconnecting with so many folks on facebook; I’m interested, amused and thrilled how many Madeira grads are teachers, like me— can’t beat the schedule when you are raising a child — I considered going in other directions, but in the end I wanted the summers and holidays with my child. We had an especially fun trip this past summer tubing on the Green River near our favorite mountain escape — Saluda, NC — We try and get there at least once a year; locally we spend a lot of down time on the beach. Without the grounding of the surf and sand, life’s journey would be much more stressful. Laura Hirschfeld— All is well with me and my family. We’re having a very long summer because our middle school / high school is under construction (scary, yes, I’ll have 2 in middle school this year!) but we can’t have a late family vacation because football season has begun for the boys. So my daughter and I are going with her best friend and her mom on a girl’s weekend to visit my parents in Virginia and check out the Shenandoah County fair. Paige Smith— Maybe we’re “at an age” where life doesn’t move as quickly as it did in our 20s. I guess I should only speak for myself. I am chasing children, which can be quite fast-paced actually. Vivian is now 8 and in the third grade. She is playing cello at an all girl’s school and getting serious about ballet. I simply can’t persuade her to try softball or another sport. Our children really aren’t little clones of ourselves. Thank God. Oliver will be 3 soon and is keeping us on our toes. Keith has been asked about his adorable “grandson” more than once, which cracks us up. I’m guessing it might not feel as funny when they ask that of me soon. Tick tock. I’ll let you know. We took the kids on an oldfashioned road trip to Colorado this summer pulling a camper for the first time ala The Griswold vacation

movies. Camping with a two year old was interesting, fun, exhausting and full of surprise adventures. All’s well in here in Austin. I see Carmen Meyer ’83 sometimes at our daughters’ school. That was a fun discovery. I also saw Anne Page DeBois ’56 on the campus of the University of Texas a few months back. I think I am the new class agent for the annual fund and hope to get up to Madeira sometime this fall. Tina Nichols— I can’t believe another year has gone by. Summer went by too fast with no fun family trips because the kids are involved in summer activities. Now who do I have to blame for that? J Our son, Raymond, started high school. I think I am more nervous about that then when he started first grade. He is involved in marching band so now I will get to relive all those high school football games that I did not go to when I was at Madeira. Our daughter, Lainie, started a new school for third grade. She has had a lot of trouble with reading the past couple of years and after some testing we are now all learning about dyslexia and Irlen’s syndrome. Hopefully she will get the help she needs and also we can start building her self-esteem up again. My husband, Nick, spent the summer and fall getting some surgeries out of the way-carpal tunnel and repairing of a rotary cuff in his shoulder. I started another great year teaching special education. I am having some issues with turning 45 this year. I was in a meeting at school the other day when another teacher said her 42 year old mom did something and I just had to put my head down on the desk!!! I have really enjoyed catching up with some of you on facebook. Lisa Shaddick— I am still living in London, and my business — an international PR consultancy — is growing well after the very tough year, last year. I have had to do a lot of work travel this year, as well as frequent trips back to the US. I spent all of September working from the US, and even brought my dog, Spaghetti, with me for the extended trip. I have caught up with a few Madeira girls in person while in the US: Janet Carter ’87, Narges Zamani ’86, Dede Greenstein ’85 and Brenda Brophy ’85; and am in contact with a bunch on Facebook, which is just super. Cameron Capel— I am well. Business is awful, but I am still traveling a lot. Will see Holland Williams ’83 Thursday on her trip thru North Carolina. I saw her in her new Madeira capacity a few months

ago with Betsy Griffith at a lunch in Charlotte, and we reconnected. So not much to say until after next week! My daughter, Atkins, is nine and so much fun. I really enjoy her. She is able to travel with me a little, which I love! We just got back from NYC, and had a blast! Can’t wait to get back up there, already planning another trip. Hope everyone is well. Let me know if you come thru Charlotte! Or anywhere near! Ana Smith— Life is great. My granddaughter Courtney started school this year. While it has been a tad bit teary for me, it is amazing to watch her grow each day. I’m still working as an RN for Hospice and enjoying each day. I had a great time with Indra Caudle ’85, Angie Davis and Ronta Belle ’87 a few weeks ago and I speak to Mary Bloodworth regularly. Otherwise, 2 kids remain in college; we’ve had a great summer and are looking forward to some cooler weather. Hello to everyone, lots of smiles and hugs! Sue Phillips— I moved to Boston last year and have since become the District Executive for Unitarian Universalist congregations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. It’s like being the bishop but without any of the authority, control, or respect. Or scandals, come to think of it. Anyway, I absolutely love my work. But I can hardly believe that my youngest (Mariah) just started high school and my son is a junior. Lizanne Driskill— I have just sent Holland (4th grade) and Will (6th grade) back to school. Yeah! Just kidding. I love our summers together, and we were able to round it off with a family trip to Duck, N.C. to enjoy the beach before the hurricane came through. I will now concentrate on the annual Nanette’s Walk that we started 4 years ago in honor of my mother. The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation is growing by leaps and bounds to raise funds to fight breast cancer locally! The little Nanette’s Walk in Middleburg is now expanding to Leesburg and Warrenton, Virginia with three simultaneous walks/runs on October 10. If anyone would like to participate they can find information on the event at our website Cherryblossombreast cancerfoundation.org. And finally, me, still working in the non profit world of affordable housing, it is filled with many challenges but still interests me and keeps me busy and a bit frustrated with the “politics” that seem to get in the way of good work. This past year’s golf trip with my brother was to Phoenix and we

added a few days as my best friend from childhood and her 2 sons (my god sons) were there at the same time, it was a lot of fun and wow do 4 & 6 year olds have an amazing amount of energy. I am recovering from some surgery that will keep me off the ice, course, field, and river for a few more weeks, but I will return to my sports better than before, those whippersnappers had better watch out. I play on teams with women who are half our age (sometimes a bit younger) or whose mother’s are a bit older than us — it is a blessing and a curse I love that I can keep up, but also have to jump up if knocked down so they do not say “that old lady needs to move on” — wouldn’t change it for the world! My “Madeira Moment” recently was walking into a meeting at work to make a presentation to an affiliate organization and a woman comes up and says “you’re the Madeira girl, right?” I looked around and said “yes” because I did not think anyone else in the room was a Madeira girl, turns out the woman was Betsy Griffith’s college roommate and they had done the six degrees of separation thing not a week before the meeting. The world is so small. Keep news coming anytime. It is always good to hear from you. All the best.

Ashley, and Mary Logan Holladay Hoxton— along with Lisa Feldman Goldstein, Ingrid Schneider and Christine Young Rich. They had just come from Mika Brezinski’s lively talk with rave reviews. I was suddenly nervous about my own speech. What on earth was I going to say? Fortunately, there were many prepared questions and no wrong answers. Later, our class gathered in the dining hall/former library for cheese and cocktails (My first legal drink at Madeira at the age of 43!) It was great to see friends in person whom I had reconnected with on

Cathy Salisbury and Susie Bryan Kondracki), more lectures, and a mega celebration at the Hurd honoring Dr. Griffith. I was happy to see that the students’ social/emotional development is a greater priority than when we were students. Who needs Bush Patrol when you have the Internet? It was fun catching up with my advisor and Spanish teacher, Senora Sorrels, as well as Indra Caudle, Misti Mukherjee ’84, Susan, Lisa and their adorable girls. That evening, some 85ers gathered to watch Nerissa Nields and her sister Katryna ’86 perform in Vienna,

Facebook like Britty Shaw McInnis, Hope Norman Bass, Laura Anderson Hendell, Mo O’Sullivan, Colette Cummings, Karen Tansey Voight, Carolyn McKittrick, Joan Wise, Dee Dee Dyer, Polly Brodie Fisher, Allison Livesy, and others. We sat down to a dinner of fresh crabs, which were local, and in-season but a tad labor-intensive if you planned on having meaningful conversations. And then a few who shall remain nameless absconded with a golf cart and rearranged the furniture in Senior Clubhouse. Later, a smaller group met up with Dee Dee Greenstein at J. Gilberts for more food, drinks and conversation. I heard about Jay Coston’s clean living in a green house, Ashley Peeples Oberlin’s imminent move to London (she made it!), and Joan’s plan to leave the corporate world for a more soul-satisfying journey. We shared birth and motherhood tales, and for those who are single, what the dating game is like after forty. Saturday brought hikes to Black Pond (Polly, Brenda Brophy Pivirotto, Grace Jeffers,

while the rest of us headed out to the official class dinner. Vanessa Billstone Peyton and Janet Carter joined us at Clyde’s at Tyson’s Corner. Over burgers and drinks, we reflected on our time at Madeira, which brought about some surprising revelations. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” “It was adolescence,” “I may have been academically prepared for college, but socially, not so much,” and “We used to walk to Georgetown Pike and wave at the cars going by just to see some normal people.” Yikes! I myself had tucked Madeira into a box in my head, which was easy to do living in California. But Saturday afternoon, as I walked through the darkened Schoolhouse alone, I discovered that it was not a Pandora’s box. While peering into each of the empty classrooms, a flood of — dare I say it — happy memories, came back. I envisioned a younger Senora Sorrels’ standing in front of our Spanish class (El burro mas sabe que tu), Mrs. Scott in Russian History, Dr. Davis’ AP American,

1985 Class Agent: Ingrid Shneider 1281 Middleton Court Vienna, VA 22182-1489 (703) 759-3909 ingridschneider@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Laurie Zerwer 2340 Malcolm Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90064-2206 (310) 446-3986 lzinca@aol.com Five months ago on the long flight back to Los Angeles from our 25th Reunion, I scribbled down a little travelogue of my experience with my thoughts about the weekend. Here is the slightly edited version… Donned in black and white stripes (a subconscious reference to prison garb?) I arrived at Madeira on Friday for my panel discussion. I hadn’t set foot on campus in fifteen years and was both nervous and excited. Would I recognize people? Would I come off like an idiot on my panel? Was I breaking any rules yet? I was greeted warmly by the West Dorm welcoming committee — Susan Ramsey Aldrich, Jenna

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wish I could bottle this time (and clone myself) as it does seem to go by fast! I’ve expanded my Tucson Pilates business to open a second studio — which is based on a very effective and popular small group equipment class model that we plan to introduce in other markets. Our international Fletcher Pilates teacher training program continues to flourish — we’re now in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the UK, in addition to 5 campuses in the United States. I feel so fortunate to love my “work”! From Sophie Annibali Mellon: My husband and I celebrated 18 years this summer. We have two teenagers, Henry 16 and Louise 14. Fall 2010 finds us looking at boarding schools for Louise. Can’t believe we will be empty nesters in a year! Everyone says it goes so fast and yet you never really believe it until you are giving them curfews and car keys! We will be looking at Madeira (of course) as well as a few schools in New England. Her brother is at Avon Old Farms in CT. After 14 years as Master of the Rolling Rock Hunt, I find myself letting many decisions go to the Committee and my two Joint Masters who joined me 2 years ago. It is getting easier and easier to delegate! PHEW!

1984 Class Agent: Paige Williams Smith 705 Laurel Valley Road Austin, TX 78746 (512) 329-8406 paige_smith@mac.com Class Secretary: Jill Roberts 879 N Stillman Street Philadelphia, PA 19130-1837 (215) 232-9072 jillroberts@projecthome.org Thanks to all who got in touch, I know a lot of you are on Facebook and I am one of those that just can’t seem to manage that yet. As always it is so wonderful to hear from you, a few sent regards without news, which is just fine too, Eliza Talley, Karen Lisle, and deKoven Fernandez say “hi” and now the news in your own words. Jenny Lindsey — We are celebrating at the Lindsey household, Julia finished her chemotherapy and will be joining her class in 5th grade this fall — yippee! She is so excited to be back at school (contrary to popular

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belief, school at home is not so cool) — and I am so glad to have her join her friends again in a daily routine. For her, I think the hardest part was the social isolation — who among us doesn’t cherish all the social memories we have of school and friends? I have such vivid memories of sitting in multiple classrooms at Madeira (pick a teacher, I can time warp myself back into a wooden chair…), but what I remember the most is the fun & laughter we made in the time we had together. Thanks to everyone for all your support, emails, prayers and good thoughts that helped me get through the turmoil. What did those undies say that we sold for our fundraiser (you know you had a pair): Function in disaster … Finish in style… I thought of that often :-) Kate Armfield— We just got back from a few days in Orlando — had to visit the new Harry Potter section of Universal as our daughter, Kingsley (6) is really into all things H.P. Of course, it was crowded and hotter than the surface of the sun. Then again, it was August in Orlando. We did have a great time and Chester (5) rode Space Mountain, which is actually kind of scary. Shannon Dudley and I exchanged messages on Facebook recently. She seems great and is living in the Chapel Hill, NC area. I hope to get a chance to head down that way to see her at some point. Casey Self — My family and I do have big news (I try to operate on an every other or every 4th year schedule for huge changes in my life!)! After enduring the depressed economy in an already depressed rural town in southern Virginia, the pediatrics practice where I was a partner began to struggle and we decided to get out while we could. We have just moved to Mt. Green, UT and I am joining Intermountain Healthcare. It was a tough decision, but we are so happy to be here. The drive out was a bit of circus train with 3 kids (Matt 12, Aidan, 9, and Ellie 5), 4 dogs, and 2 rats! We are looking forward to becoming serious skiers, as Snowbasin is 10 minutes away. Lydia Bartholow— My daughter, Katie, is off for a year in Spain studying at the American School in Madrid and living with my sister and her family for her 8th grade year — we are leaving tomorrow — I am not packed — it’s midnight — what’s new — and we are going to the Spanish Consulate in the morning for a student visa and we hope that goes well! Anywho, I am going to

miss her so much and hope when she comes back in the fall she will immediately want to attend Madeira the following year, and the that will make me a more involved alum, as I have no excuse here to fore—So, with good luck on all fronts, see you all soon at a Madeira! XOXO Lydia Josephine Routh— Our daughter is entering second grade at a public arts-infused elementary school — where she takes violin, ballet, drama, music, and art, in addition to regular curriculum. I am about to celebrate 8 years of marriage to Eric — I am thankful for him and her and love our trio sized family. I love reconnecting with so many folks on facebook; I’m interested, amused and thrilled how many Madeira grads are teachers, like me— can’t beat the schedule when you are raising a child — I considered going in other directions, but in the end I wanted the summers and holidays with my child. We had an especially fun trip this past summer tubing on the Green River near our favorite mountain escape — Saluda, NC — We try and get there at least once a year; locally we spend a lot of down time on the beach. Without the grounding of the surf and sand, life’s journey would be much more stressful. Laura Hirschfeld— All is well with me and my family. We’re having a very long summer because our middle school / high school is under construction (scary, yes, I’ll have 2 in middle school this year!) but we can’t have a late family vacation because football season has begun for the boys. So my daughter and I are going with her best friend and her mom on a girl’s weekend to visit my parents in Virginia and check out the Shenandoah County fair. Paige Smith— Maybe we’re “at an age” where life doesn’t move as quickly as it did in our 20s. I guess I should only speak for myself. I am chasing children, which can be quite fast-paced actually. Vivian is now 8 and in the third grade. She is playing cello at an all girl’s school and getting serious about ballet. I simply can’t persuade her to try softball or another sport. Our children really aren’t little clones of ourselves. Thank God. Oliver will be 3 soon and is keeping us on our toes. Keith has been asked about his adorable “grandson” more than once, which cracks us up. I’m guessing it might not feel as funny when they ask that of me soon. Tick tock. I’ll let you know. We took the kids on an oldfashioned road trip to Colorado this summer pulling a camper for the first time ala The Griswold vacation

movies. Camping with a two year old was interesting, fun, exhausting and full of surprise adventures. All’s well in here in Austin. I see Carmen Meyer ’83 sometimes at our daughters’ school. That was a fun discovery. I also saw Anne Page DeBois ’56 on the campus of the University of Texas a few months back. I think I am the new class agent for the annual fund and hope to get up to Madeira sometime this fall. Tina Nichols— I can’t believe another year has gone by. Summer went by too fast with no fun family trips because the kids are involved in summer activities. Now who do I have to blame for that? J Our son, Raymond, started high school. I think I am more nervous about that then when he started first grade. He is involved in marching band so now I will get to relive all those high school football games that I did not go to when I was at Madeira. Our daughter, Lainie, started a new school for third grade. She has had a lot of trouble with reading the past couple of years and after some testing we are now all learning about dyslexia and Irlen’s syndrome. Hopefully she will get the help she needs and also we can start building her self-esteem up again. My husband, Nick, spent the summer and fall getting some surgeries out of the way-carpal tunnel and repairing of a rotary cuff in his shoulder. I started another great year teaching special education. I am having some issues with turning 45 this year. I was in a meeting at school the other day when another teacher said her 42 year old mom did something and I just had to put my head down on the desk!!! I have really enjoyed catching up with some of you on facebook. Lisa Shaddick— I am still living in London, and my business — an international PR consultancy — is growing well after the very tough year, last year. I have had to do a lot of work travel this year, as well as frequent trips back to the US. I spent all of September working from the US, and even brought my dog, Spaghetti, with me for the extended trip. I have caught up with a few Madeira girls in person while in the US: Janet Carter ’87, Narges Zamani ’86, Dede Greenstein ’85 and Brenda Brophy ’85; and am in contact with a bunch on Facebook, which is just super. Cameron Capel— I am well. Business is awful, but I am still traveling a lot. Will see Holland Williams ’83 Thursday on her trip thru North Carolina. I saw her in her new Madeira capacity a few months

ago with Betsy Griffith at a lunch in Charlotte, and we reconnected. So not much to say until after next week! My daughter, Atkins, is nine and so much fun. I really enjoy her. She is able to travel with me a little, which I love! We just got back from NYC, and had a blast! Can’t wait to get back up there, already planning another trip. Hope everyone is well. Let me know if you come thru Charlotte! Or anywhere near! Ana Smith— Life is great. My granddaughter Courtney started school this year. While it has been a tad bit teary for me, it is amazing to watch her grow each day. I’m still working as an RN for Hospice and enjoying each day. I had a great time with Indra Caudle ’85, Angie Davis and Ronta Belle ’87 a few weeks ago and I speak to Mary Bloodworth regularly. Otherwise, 2 kids remain in college; we’ve had a great summer and are looking forward to some cooler weather. Hello to everyone, lots of smiles and hugs! Sue Phillips— I moved to Boston last year and have since become the District Executive for Unitarian Universalist congregations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. It’s like being the bishop but without any of the authority, control, or respect. Or scandals, come to think of it. Anyway, I absolutely love my work. But I can hardly believe that my youngest (Mariah) just started high school and my son is a junior. Lizanne Driskill— I have just sent Holland (4th grade) and Will (6th grade) back to school. Yeah! Just kidding. I love our summers together, and we were able to round it off with a family trip to Duck, N.C. to enjoy the beach before the hurricane came through. I will now concentrate on the annual Nanette’s Walk that we started 4 years ago in honor of my mother. The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation is growing by leaps and bounds to raise funds to fight breast cancer locally! The little Nanette’s Walk in Middleburg is now expanding to Leesburg and Warrenton, Virginia with three simultaneous walks/runs on October 10. If anyone would like to participate they can find information on the event at our website Cherryblossombreast cancerfoundation.org. And finally, me, still working in the non profit world of affordable housing, it is filled with many challenges but still interests me and keeps me busy and a bit frustrated with the “politics” that seem to get in the way of good work. This past year’s golf trip with my brother was to Phoenix and we

added a few days as my best friend from childhood and her 2 sons (my god sons) were there at the same time, it was a lot of fun and wow do 4 & 6 year olds have an amazing amount of energy. I am recovering from some surgery that will keep me off the ice, course, field, and river for a few more weeks, but I will return to my sports better than before, those whippersnappers had better watch out. I play on teams with women who are half our age (sometimes a bit younger) or whose mother’s are a bit older than us — it is a blessing and a curse I love that I can keep up, but also have to jump up if knocked down so they do not say “that old lady needs to move on” — wouldn’t change it for the world! My “Madeira Moment” recently was walking into a meeting at work to make a presentation to an affiliate organization and a woman comes up and says “you’re the Madeira girl, right?” I looked around and said “yes” because I did not think anyone else in the room was a Madeira girl, turns out the woman was Betsy Griffith’s college roommate and they had done the six degrees of separation thing not a week before the meeting. The world is so small. Keep news coming anytime. It is always good to hear from you. All the best.

Ashley, and Mary Logan Holladay Hoxton— along with Lisa Feldman Goldstein, Ingrid Schneider and Christine Young Rich. They had just come from Mika Brezinski’s lively talk with rave reviews. I was suddenly nervous about my own speech. What on earth was I going to say? Fortunately, there were many prepared questions and no wrong answers. Later, our class gathered in the dining hall/former library for cheese and cocktails (My first legal drink at Madeira at the age of 43!) It was great to see friends in person whom I had reconnected with on

Cathy Salisbury and Susie Bryan Kondracki), more lectures, and a mega celebration at the Hurd honoring Dr. Griffith. I was happy to see that the students’ social/emotional development is a greater priority than when we were students. Who needs Bush Patrol when you have the Internet? It was fun catching up with my advisor and Spanish teacher, Senora Sorrels, as well as Indra Caudle, Misti Mukherjee ’84, Susan, Lisa and their adorable girls. That evening, some 85ers gathered to watch Nerissa Nields and her sister Katryna ’86 perform in Vienna,

Facebook like Britty Shaw McInnis, Hope Norman Bass, Laura Anderson Hendell, Mo O’Sullivan, Colette Cummings, Karen Tansey Voight, Carolyn McKittrick, Joan Wise, Dee Dee Dyer, Polly Brodie Fisher, Allison Livesy, and others. We sat down to a dinner of fresh crabs, which were local, and in-season but a tad labor-intensive if you planned on having meaningful conversations. And then a few who shall remain nameless absconded with a golf cart and rearranged the furniture in Senior Clubhouse. Later, a smaller group met up with Dee Dee Greenstein at J. Gilberts for more food, drinks and conversation. I heard about Jay Coston’s clean living in a green house, Ashley Peeples Oberlin’s imminent move to London (she made it!), and Joan’s plan to leave the corporate world for a more soul-satisfying journey. We shared birth and motherhood tales, and for those who are single, what the dating game is like after forty. Saturday brought hikes to Black Pond (Polly, Brenda Brophy Pivirotto, Grace Jeffers,

while the rest of us headed out to the official class dinner. Vanessa Billstone Peyton and Janet Carter joined us at Clyde’s at Tyson’s Corner. Over burgers and drinks, we reflected on our time at Madeira, which brought about some surprising revelations. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” “It was adolescence,” “I may have been academically prepared for college, but socially, not so much,” and “We used to walk to Georgetown Pike and wave at the cars going by just to see some normal people.” Yikes! I myself had tucked Madeira into a box in my head, which was easy to do living in California. But Saturday afternoon, as I walked through the darkened Schoolhouse alone, I discovered that it was not a Pandora’s box. While peering into each of the empty classrooms, a flood of — dare I say it — happy memories, came back. I envisioned a younger Senora Sorrels’ standing in front of our Spanish class (El burro mas sabe que tu), Mrs. Scott in Russian History, Dr. Davis’ AP American,

1985 Class Agent: Ingrid Shneider 1281 Middleton Court Vienna, VA 22182-1489 (703) 759-3909 ingridschneider@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Laurie Zerwer 2340 Malcolm Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90064-2206 (310) 446-3986 lzinca@aol.com Five months ago on the long flight back to Los Angeles from our 25th Reunion, I scribbled down a little travelogue of my experience with my thoughts about the weekend. Here is the slightly edited version… Donned in black and white stripes (a subconscious reference to prison garb?) I arrived at Madeira on Friday for my panel discussion. I hadn’t set foot on campus in fifteen years and was both nervous and excited. Would I recognize people? Would I come off like an idiot on my panel? Was I breaking any rules yet? I was greeted warmly by the West Dorm welcoming committee — Susan Ramsey Aldrich, Jenna

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Charlie Fisher’s English. (I must have stayed out of the basement in a subconscious effort to self-censor those math flashbacks). Downstairs, at the end of the hall stood Paula Skallerup Osborn, herself an alum and fabulous teacher. She saw what a powerful emotional experience my self-guided tour through the past had been and understood. Not all Madeira memories produce tears of happiness. But that place and time defines who I am, who all of us are. Sunday morning Nerissa Nields hosted a brunch at her parents’ house, which I was not able to attend. Thanks to iTunes, though, her voice is never far away. There were a few faces I missed at the reunion, especially Paige Wiechers Mattingly, Wendy Gabriel and Mallory Clare Loehr. Mallory and I did get catch up after all those years last winter. It was great meeting her family and hang out at her cool house in Brooklyn. Today commenced the first full week of school for my boys, Maxwell and Harry. It was an old-fashioned summer — not much camp, a fair amount of traveling and lots of down time. We now are all dealing with the transition back to responsibilities. For me that means butt in chair, back at the computer so I can finish my book for an eagerly awaiting agent. If any of you are in my neighborhood, please do not hesitate to call. JLZ Susan Ramsey Aldrich writes: “Hello old roommate in West! The only experience that could top an awesome 25th(!! Must be a mistake) reunion is helping your daughter get settled in a Madeira dorm. Our oldest Ramsey, 13, attended Girls First! Camp at Madeira this summer. I encourage all with daughters to check out this great program. What an emotional event to show her the campus and leave her in East dorm! The friendship and a few studious memories will overcome you. She loved it so much, she is thinking of returning to camp next summer. We hope our middle daughter, Madeline (10) will attend camp in a few years. While in the area, my youngest daughter, Caroline (7), and I had dinner at Tyson’s (of course) with Kristine Young Rich and her daughter Caroline, also 7. I had a fantastic time staying with Misti Mukherjee while in DC and her older daughter Devin just finished her freshman year at Madeira! Please call if travels bring you to Naples, FL.”

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1988 Class Agent: Nancy Rodwell Tuohy 830 Roslyn Road Winston Salem, NC 27104 (336) 724-2416 nanrod2@gmail.com

1988 Eleanor Harrison Bregman, Gussy reese donohue, Carol Welsh

1986 25tH MAdEirA rEUnion APril 29 – MAy 1, 2011

Class Agent: Sheila Sampath 630 Hammond Street #104 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (617) 277-1241 sheilasampath@hotmail.com Class Secretary: Adria de Leonibus Black 556 N. St. Asaph Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-4745 adriad1@hotmail.com

1987 Class Agent: Mary Day Fitzgibbon 20 Loudon Heights N Loudonville, NY 12211-2012 (518) 432-4542 mfitzgibbon@nycap.rr.com Class Secretary: Randall Moore Ware rmwjlw@gmail.com Michelle Anthony has exciting news from Denver! She has just published another book called “Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades”. The book came about as the result of dealing with an almost 2-year long “mean girl” interaction that her older daughter experienced in first grade. Michelle is also writing columns for “Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine” which allows her to work from home, which she loves. Her husband, Scott, is a principal of a small charter school in Bennett, CO. Their children are now 4 (Bryce), 7 (Maya), and 10 (Kylie). Congratulations Michelle!

Class Secretaries: Ashley Eriksmoen 950 61st Street Suite A Oakland, CA 94608-1343 (510) 595-9926 ashsmoen@gmail.com Augusta “Gussy” Reese Donohue 33 Wawapek Road Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 (631) 367-3989 mpd@optonline.net Hello Class of 1988! This past spring and summer have been a lot of fun for me and my family. I was lucky enough to have a nice visit from Erin Tyndell Hawthornthwaite and her two beautiful children, Carter (9) and Bladen (4). Erin had taken a sabbatical from her job at Google and was spending the summer visiting friends and family. I also had a nice visit from Eleanor Harrison Bregman and her husband Peter who helped me celebrate turning 40. Eleanor has had a long year. First she had the happy occasion of her ordination. The ordination was at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square in New York City. Carol Welsh and I had a great time at this beautiful event. Carol wrote “We enjoyed every minute, especially seeing Eleanor’s family including her parents and her three little ones, Isabelle, Sophia and Daniel.” Sadly, a few months later, Eleanor’s mother, Susan Harrison lost her long battle with breast cancer. As I was writing this newsletter Eleanor was planning on running in the Susan G Komen Race for a Cure and I am sure she did a great job and helped to raise a lot of money for cancer research. I was happy to hear from Sadie Quarrier who wrote in and said “For me, life is good but not much has changed. I’m having fun photo editing at National Geographic and get to work on joint projects with Malvina Martin ’87 who’s in NGTV. This spring I got a Knight Foundation Fellowship to do a multimedia workshop at Berkeley, which was a very fun and intense week where we scrambled to learn 6 soft-

ware programs, grapple with video and audio equipment (my god how does NPR do it?), and get our voices critiqued by a hilarious stand-up comedian. Gaither and I crashed the class of ’90’s reunion in Georgetown and had so much fun seeing old friends I hadn’t harassed in 20 years! I dropped in on Kathryn Shedrick and her darling hubbie and bambino out in SF this spring when I was out that way”. Mena had a busy summer travelling to the Bahamas, Maine, Wyoming and Montana with her husband Henry and their two girls, Elliott and Sarah. As for the oil spill, the bay she lives on seems to be fairing well so far. In fact when she wrote me she had 17 crabs off their wharf and ate them without hesitation! Catherine Hutson-Wiley Abeccassis writes that she is living outside San Francisco with her husband, Ricardo. She is a stay at home mom to their nine month-old daughter, Hannah. They are expecting a second child in the spring of 2011. Her sister Anne Hutson-Wiley Colasanto ’91 lives close by with her husband and their two children.

1989 Class Agent: Kathryn “Kathy” Savitz Steinman 6114 Madawaska Road Bethesda, MD 20816 (202) 544-6555 ksteinman@verizon.net Received by Madeira: From Mimi McNealy Langenderfer: Lots of changes — still living in Germany with Air Force husband who just assumed command of the 435th Air and Space Communications Group at Ramstein Air Base. I am still a Department of Army Civilian but due to move to Ramstein just wrapped up my job for the United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany as the command liaison to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Looks like I just got a new job as the Exceptional Family Member Program Manager for the Army Community Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Always an adventure! Should be here for the next two years so come visit. From Neetasha Chand-Testart: Greetings from Sweden! After 15 wonderful years in Barcelona, my

swedish husband and I decided it was time to give Scandinavia a chance. The move from big city life to living in a small university town in southern Sweden (not far from Copenhagen) has been overwhelming but gradually I’m settling in and believe it or not am looking forward to a cozy Scandinavian winter! From Toby Chieffo-Reidway: Here’s what’s new, I was in my first dance recital EVER last spring! Scary, right? I decided to take up tap and ballet to encourage my 6 year old to stick with classes and not give up dance. Next thing I know I find myself in a sequin flapper dress tapp’in the night away on stage in a dance recital! It was a riot and I had a great time. The irony is that while my daughter decided to take a break from dance, I’m still enjoying classes in adult tap and ballet. Also, on another whim, I signed up to be an assistant soccer coach for my daughter’s team which is fun. It just goes to show you, I’ll do anything for a new pair of shoes (soccer, ballet, tap). Lastly, I put that SAG card to use and played an EMT on the Sept. 11th episode of America’s Most Wanted. Good times. I am however still using my brain for some academia and look forward to the publication of Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World (1599 –1889), Cambridge University Press, in which I contributed an essay. All and all staying really busy and chasing Ella and her Toddler brother Patrick around. I’ve enjoyed emailing Julie Guyot as she navigates her way through the Ph.D. process. I’ve also loved face booking with Madeira friends like Megan Billings Broker and many more.

Chris Rodriguez writes “It’s been a busy summer for me: I competed in my first sprint triathlon in May and after a summer of training, am getting ready for my second tri (a full Olympic distance) on September 12th. I’ve completed two photo-documentary projects, including 100 English Dreams (http://www.storiography.com/english-dreams), which has been getting some news exposure here in the US and Japan. I’m currently fundraising for a new photo-documentary project set to start in October and writing proposals for two more. I plan to attend the Installation for the new Head of School and hope to see some familiar faces there.” Jessica Dawson says “I’m teaching a new class for University of California’s Washington Center. It’s a class I designed call ‘The History of Washington, DC, through Art, Architecture and Urbanism.’ Class starts in a few weeks and I’m excited to meet the undergrads.” Nikki D. Sanders has wonderful news: “I had a baby boy April 19, 2009. Brooke Marriott Bartletta took wonderful photographs of him this summer on the Beach in Cohasset, MA. Thank goodness for her talents. Looking forward to getting together with her this Fall. Still running the law firm on Beacon Hill in Boston but, with how fast Christopher Zachary Sanders-

Roberts is growing, the home office is looking better and better. I’m in touch with Tone Rawlings ’91, Julie Graceffo Daccord ’90, Samira Farmer ’90, Cece Davenport ’89, Marcia Griffith Davis ’89 amongst others on Facebook. I love being nosey and seeing all the babies and updates. Would love to know if anyone else is on the East Coast again to schedule a visit.” Kendra Novick Priest has her own baby news. “I had Avery Ellice Priest (baby girl) at Reston Hospital May 17th. And I had a great time at the reunion!!” Kathryn Shedrick writes “No new baby here, but we have another one on the way — does that count?!?! Thea’s baby brother or sister will arrive in early April. They will be two years apart. Jon and I have been in San Francisco for four years now and love living in the Bay Area. I’m still working as a freelance editor, which gives me the time and flexibility for my real job as a mom. I had a fantastic time at the reunion. It was so wonderful to see everyone in the Class of ’90 thriving — what a bunch of smart, talented, interesting women! Would love to see any classmates who are out this way!” Thanks so much, Amy

1991 20tH MAdEirA rEUnion APril 29 – MAy 1, 2011

Class Agent: Priscilla “Polly” Lawson 5232 Chestnut Lane Earlysville, VA 22936 (434) 971-6841 lawson@virginia.edu Class Secretary: Sarah Chellgren Cornwell 407 A Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20002-5939 (202) 246-2148 sarah.cornwell@btncorp.com

1992 Class Agent: Jennifer Gifford Bainbridge 7724 Desdemona Ct McLean, VA 22102-2718 (703) 893-1248 jennibainbridge@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Allison Lefrak 7903 Jensen Place Bethesda, MD 20817 (202) 370-1360 allison_lefrak@yahoo.com I hope you all have had a nice relaxing summer and that your fall is off to a great start. Thanks for all your news. Please keep it coming!

1990 Class Agent: Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris 1113 Woodside Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 273-3413 ctowermorris@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Amy Matson Drohan 1473 Gerhardt Avenue San Jose, CA 95125 (408) 826-4092 amy_drohan@hotmail.com Hello ladies! Many of us had a wonderful time at the reunion in April. Here are some important updates you might have missed:

1992 Blare Clark Schoeb at the beach with her family.

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Charlie Fisher’s English. (I must have stayed out of the basement in a subconscious effort to self-censor those math flashbacks). Downstairs, at the end of the hall stood Paula Skallerup Osborn, herself an alum and fabulous teacher. She saw what a powerful emotional experience my self-guided tour through the past had been and understood. Not all Madeira memories produce tears of happiness. But that place and time defines who I am, who all of us are. Sunday morning Nerissa Nields hosted a brunch at her parents’ house, which I was not able to attend. Thanks to iTunes, though, her voice is never far away. There were a few faces I missed at the reunion, especially Paige Wiechers Mattingly, Wendy Gabriel and Mallory Clare Loehr. Mallory and I did get catch up after all those years last winter. It was great meeting her family and hang out at her cool house in Brooklyn. Today commenced the first full week of school for my boys, Maxwell and Harry. It was an old-fashioned summer — not much camp, a fair amount of traveling and lots of down time. We now are all dealing with the transition back to responsibilities. For me that means butt in chair, back at the computer so I can finish my book for an eagerly awaiting agent. If any of you are in my neighborhood, please do not hesitate to call. JLZ Susan Ramsey Aldrich writes: “Hello old roommate in West! The only experience that could top an awesome 25th(!! Must be a mistake) reunion is helping your daughter get settled in a Madeira dorm. Our oldest Ramsey, 13, attended Girls First! Camp at Madeira this summer. I encourage all with daughters to check out this great program. What an emotional event to show her the campus and leave her in East dorm! The friendship and a few studious memories will overcome you. She loved it so much, she is thinking of returning to camp next summer. We hope our middle daughter, Madeline (10) will attend camp in a few years. While in the area, my youngest daughter, Caroline (7), and I had dinner at Tyson’s (of course) with Kristine Young Rich and her daughter Caroline, also 7. I had a fantastic time staying with Misti Mukherjee while in DC and her older daughter Devin just finished her freshman year at Madeira! Please call if travels bring you to Naples, FL.”

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1988 Class Agent: Nancy Rodwell Tuohy 830 Roslyn Road Winston Salem, NC 27104 (336) 724-2416 nanrod2@gmail.com

1988 Eleanor Harrison Bregman, Gussy reese donohue, Carol Welsh

1986 25tH MAdEirA rEUnion APril 29 – MAy 1, 2011

Class Agent: Sheila Sampath 630 Hammond Street #104 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (617) 277-1241 sheilasampath@hotmail.com Class Secretary: Adria de Leonibus Black 556 N. St. Asaph Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-4745 adriad1@hotmail.com

1987 Class Agent: Mary Day Fitzgibbon 20 Loudon Heights N Loudonville, NY 12211-2012 (518) 432-4542 mfitzgibbon@nycap.rr.com Class Secretary: Randall Moore Ware rmwjlw@gmail.com Michelle Anthony has exciting news from Denver! She has just published another book called “Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades”. The book came about as the result of dealing with an almost 2-year long “mean girl” interaction that her older daughter experienced in first grade. Michelle is also writing columns for “Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine” which allows her to work from home, which she loves. Her husband, Scott, is a principal of a small charter school in Bennett, CO. Their children are now 4 (Bryce), 7 (Maya), and 10 (Kylie). Congratulations Michelle!

Class Secretaries: Ashley Eriksmoen 950 61st Street Suite A Oakland, CA 94608-1343 (510) 595-9926 ashsmoen@gmail.com Augusta “Gussy” Reese Donohue 33 Wawapek Road Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 (631) 367-3989 mpd@optonline.net Hello Class of 1988! This past spring and summer have been a lot of fun for me and my family. I was lucky enough to have a nice visit from Erin Tyndell Hawthornthwaite and her two beautiful children, Carter (9) and Bladen (4). Erin had taken a sabbatical from her job at Google and was spending the summer visiting friends and family. I also had a nice visit from Eleanor Harrison Bregman and her husband Peter who helped me celebrate turning 40. Eleanor has had a long year. First she had the happy occasion of her ordination. The ordination was at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square in New York City. Carol Welsh and I had a great time at this beautiful event. Carol wrote “We enjoyed every minute, especially seeing Eleanor’s family including her parents and her three little ones, Isabelle, Sophia and Daniel.” Sadly, a few months later, Eleanor’s mother, Susan Harrison lost her long battle with breast cancer. As I was writing this newsletter Eleanor was planning on running in the Susan G Komen Race for a Cure and I am sure she did a great job and helped to raise a lot of money for cancer research. I was happy to hear from Sadie Quarrier who wrote in and said “For me, life is good but not much has changed. I’m having fun photo editing at National Geographic and get to work on joint projects with Malvina Martin ’87 who’s in NGTV. This spring I got a Knight Foundation Fellowship to do a multimedia workshop at Berkeley, which was a very fun and intense week where we scrambled to learn 6 soft-

ware programs, grapple with video and audio equipment (my god how does NPR do it?), and get our voices critiqued by a hilarious stand-up comedian. Gaither and I crashed the class of ’90’s reunion in Georgetown and had so much fun seeing old friends I hadn’t harassed in 20 years! I dropped in on Kathryn Shedrick and her darling hubbie and bambino out in SF this spring when I was out that way”. Mena had a busy summer travelling to the Bahamas, Maine, Wyoming and Montana with her husband Henry and their two girls, Elliott and Sarah. As for the oil spill, the bay she lives on seems to be fairing well so far. In fact when she wrote me she had 17 crabs off their wharf and ate them without hesitation! Catherine Hutson-Wiley Abeccassis writes that she is living outside San Francisco with her husband, Ricardo. She is a stay at home mom to their nine month-old daughter, Hannah. They are expecting a second child in the spring of 2011. Her sister Anne Hutson-Wiley Colasanto ’91 lives close by with her husband and their two children.

1989 Class Agent: Kathryn “Kathy” Savitz Steinman 6114 Madawaska Road Bethesda, MD 20816 (202) 544-6555 ksteinman@verizon.net Received by Madeira: From Mimi McNealy Langenderfer: Lots of changes — still living in Germany with Air Force husband who just assumed command of the 435th Air and Space Communications Group at Ramstein Air Base. I am still a Department of Army Civilian but due to move to Ramstein just wrapped up my job for the United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany as the command liaison to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Looks like I just got a new job as the Exceptional Family Member Program Manager for the Army Community Service in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Always an adventure! Should be here for the next two years so come visit. From Neetasha Chand-Testart: Greetings from Sweden! After 15 wonderful years in Barcelona, my

swedish husband and I decided it was time to give Scandinavia a chance. The move from big city life to living in a small university town in southern Sweden (not far from Copenhagen) has been overwhelming but gradually I’m settling in and believe it or not am looking forward to a cozy Scandinavian winter! From Toby Chieffo-Reidway: Here’s what’s new, I was in my first dance recital EVER last spring! Scary, right? I decided to take up tap and ballet to encourage my 6 year old to stick with classes and not give up dance. Next thing I know I find myself in a sequin flapper dress tapp’in the night away on stage in a dance recital! It was a riot and I had a great time. The irony is that while my daughter decided to take a break from dance, I’m still enjoying classes in adult tap and ballet. Also, on another whim, I signed up to be an assistant soccer coach for my daughter’s team which is fun. It just goes to show you, I’ll do anything for a new pair of shoes (soccer, ballet, tap). Lastly, I put that SAG card to use and played an EMT on the Sept. 11th episode of America’s Most Wanted. Good times. I am however still using my brain for some academia and look forward to the publication of Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World (1599 –1889), Cambridge University Press, in which I contributed an essay. All and all staying really busy and chasing Ella and her Toddler brother Patrick around. I’ve enjoyed emailing Julie Guyot as she navigates her way through the Ph.D. process. I’ve also loved face booking with Madeira friends like Megan Billings Broker and many more.

Chris Rodriguez writes “It’s been a busy summer for me: I competed in my first sprint triathlon in May and after a summer of training, am getting ready for my second tri (a full Olympic distance) on September 12th. I’ve completed two photo-documentary projects, including 100 English Dreams (http://www.storiography.com/english-dreams), which has been getting some news exposure here in the US and Japan. I’m currently fundraising for a new photo-documentary project set to start in October and writing proposals for two more. I plan to attend the Installation for the new Head of School and hope to see some familiar faces there.” Jessica Dawson says “I’m teaching a new class for University of California’s Washington Center. It’s a class I designed call ‘The History of Washington, DC, through Art, Architecture and Urbanism.’ Class starts in a few weeks and I’m excited to meet the undergrads.” Nikki D. Sanders has wonderful news: “I had a baby boy April 19, 2009. Brooke Marriott Bartletta took wonderful photographs of him this summer on the Beach in Cohasset, MA. Thank goodness for her talents. Looking forward to getting together with her this Fall. Still running the law firm on Beacon Hill in Boston but, with how fast Christopher Zachary Sanders-

Roberts is growing, the home office is looking better and better. I’m in touch with Tone Rawlings ’91, Julie Graceffo Daccord ’90, Samira Farmer ’90, Cece Davenport ’89, Marcia Griffith Davis ’89 amongst others on Facebook. I love being nosey and seeing all the babies and updates. Would love to know if anyone else is on the East Coast again to schedule a visit.” Kendra Novick Priest has her own baby news. “I had Avery Ellice Priest (baby girl) at Reston Hospital May 17th. And I had a great time at the reunion!!” Kathryn Shedrick writes “No new baby here, but we have another one on the way — does that count?!?! Thea’s baby brother or sister will arrive in early April. They will be two years apart. Jon and I have been in San Francisco for four years now and love living in the Bay Area. I’m still working as a freelance editor, which gives me the time and flexibility for my real job as a mom. I had a fantastic time at the reunion. It was so wonderful to see everyone in the Class of ’90 thriving — what a bunch of smart, talented, interesting women! Would love to see any classmates who are out this way!” Thanks so much, Amy

1991 20tH MAdEirA rEUnion APril 29 – MAy 1, 2011

Class Agent: Priscilla “Polly” Lawson 5232 Chestnut Lane Earlysville, VA 22936 (434) 971-6841 lawson@virginia.edu Class Secretary: Sarah Chellgren Cornwell 407 A Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20002-5939 (202) 246-2148 sarah.cornwell@btncorp.com

1992 Class Agent: Jennifer Gifford Bainbridge 7724 Desdemona Ct McLean, VA 22102-2718 (703) 893-1248 jennibainbridge@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Allison Lefrak 7903 Jensen Place Bethesda, MD 20817 (202) 370-1360 allison_lefrak@yahoo.com I hope you all have had a nice relaxing summer and that your fall is off to a great start. Thanks for all your news. Please keep it coming!

1990 Class Agent: Caroline “Cate” Tower Morris 1113 Woodside Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301) 273-3413 ctowermorris@yahoo.com Class Secretary: Amy Matson Drohan 1473 Gerhardt Avenue San Jose, CA 95125 (408) 826-4092 amy_drohan@hotmail.com Hello ladies! Many of us had a wonderful time at the reunion in April. Here are some important updates you might have missed:

1992 Blare Clark Schoeb at the beach with her family.

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1992 Kate Meyers Ainslie with her husband Michael and son Noah.

Mary Laurence Hibbits Currie moved to Manhattan, Kansas last year for her husband John’s job as Athletic Director at Kansas State University. Mary never thought she would end up in Kansas but she really loves it. It is a great place to raise a family and the people have been very welcoming. Jack is 9, Virginia is 7, and Mary-Dell is 19 months. Sara Akbar reports that she has been very busy this summer. She is working for Oracle in Government Affairs with a focus on education, international development issues and Asian foreign policy. Lately, this has involved a lot of travel back and forth to California. I am also going to school full time to get my Masters in Public Policy, focus women and leadership. This is my last semester of classes so I’m holding my breath until December 15. The ‘thesis’ will be on Title IX and

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STEM Education is being written in the spring. I’ve already had help with it from Allison Reddick ’90. I got a big thrill this summer by getting to see the WNBA 2009 Champs at the White House with the President. I had a great time with Angie Powell ’91, Tahneena Barron ’93 and Patricia Sasser ’95 showing of Madeira to the scholars of Higher Achievement (HAP, www.higherachievement.org) this summer. I really hope we get some new 9th graders from HAP into our 2011– 12 Freshman class. Kate Meyers Ainslie writes that her private practice is doing well — riding out the recession. Her son Noah just turned one, and she continues to enjoy catching up with Madeira friends on Facebook. Lina Abirafeh just finished up her assignment in Haiti where she was working on gender-based violence with the UN humanitarian response.

I could be on my way to Pakistan soon — who knows?! For now I’m in DC preparing for my sister, Rula’s, wedding — so exciting! Kelley Johnson Boyd and her husband Cameron are living abroad in Mexico and Belize: owning and operating two small ecolodges: http://www.facebook.com/l/46737K BNJAQ8_cSeS97vk0d6hJQ;blackrocklodge.com & http://www.facebook.com/l/46737vUjgcAMXAjIPc_ MiO4vxBw;cesiak.org Jacqueline Morais Easley recently returned from a month-long trip to Malaysia. She brought her daughters back for a second visit and her son got to meet his great-grandmother for the first time. Jacqueline writes, “While it is not easy traveling halfway around the world with three young kids, it was a special and meaningful experience they will never forget!”

Emma Kress reports that the newest member of her family, baby Max, is now nearly 14 weeks old. He was born April 29, 2010. Big sister Mazie (4) is adapting well to her new role. Emma adds, “I think it helps that she wanted a sibling long before her dad or I were convinced!” After nearly a decade in New York city, Emma has recently been living in Syracuse, NY while her husband completed his Master of Architecture program at Syracuse University. Emma teaches English at a large public high school in Syracuse that has more in common with a small city than it does with a school like Madeira. But she loves it! Emma would love to hear from Ali Hills. Ellen Straub Deebel reports that although she and her husband were eagerly expecting a baby girl in April, they were delighted to discover that she was actually a he! Cole William Deebel was born March 29,


view, plenty of walking paths, pools, shops, etc. Buckley’s small business recently celebrated its five year anniversary and it is still slowly growing. Buckley also enjoys teaching courses at the Northern Virginia Community College on retirement and elder care issues. I recently started a new job as Litigation Director at the World Organization for Human Rights USA. After spending the summer home with the kids, Luke (2 ½) and Harper (14 months), I’m enjoying the new job but also missing the time I was able to spend with them. I recently saw Buckley Kuhn Fricker and Erin McGann Tweed at my daughter’s first birthday party. Erin and her husband Zayne and their son Archer (2) recently moved to Lexington, Virginia where Zayne will be attending law school. Harper and I spent a fun-filled long weekend at Bethany Beach, Delaware with Zoe Burkholder and her husband Chris and their kids, Dexter (7) and Hollis (4), as well as Anne Sutton Wickland and her husband Chris and their kids, Max (5) and Clarke (2). All those kids made for a weekend of controlled chaos. Needless to say, we greatly enjoyed the quiet time catching up on the deck after all the little people went to bed. Finally, on behalf of the entire class of 1992, we’d like to say thank you to Dr. Griffith for her 22 years of service to Madeira. She started as headmistress the same year we started as freshman; she just took a little bit longer to graduate. Dr. Griffith, here’s wishing you health, happiness and success in all your future endeavors!

1993 1994 Class Agents: Sarah Piper 600 Bashford Lane #2311 Alexandria, VA 22314-1196 (703) 597-1595 spiper@maddoxlawoffice.com India “Indy” Dozier Rows 552 Cobb Street Athens, GA 30606 (706) 424-7867 indiarows@gmail.com India Dozier Rows and her husband David Rows welcomed son Jack

William Rows on March 29, 2010. Although he was a preemie, he has quickly grown to be a big, fat and happy baby! Received by Madeira: From Becca Grad: I am very happy to report that I have just moved back to the DC area. I just finished up a certificate of Jewish Sacred Music at Hebrew College in Boston and got a job as the cantorial soloist at Temple Isaiah, a reform temple in Fulton, MD. It’s a fantastic congregation with about 430 families. I will also be working as a part-time therapist (I have a Master of Social Work from Columbia) at a family and children’s agency in Howard County. I am looking forward to connecting with other Madeira girls in the area!

1995 Class Agent: Patricia Anyaso Sasser 8328 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22102 (703) 556-8363 pca6y@hotmail.com

1996 15TH MADEIRA REUNION APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2011

Class Agent: Eleanor Johnson Estes 2936 Southwood Road Birmingham, AL 35223 (205) 871-7095 eleanorestes@checpas.com Phoebe duPont Harris 500 Beechwood Lane Narberth, PA 19072 phoebe_dupont@hotmail.com Class Secretary: Natasha Linn 200 N Maple Avenue Apartment 214 Falls Church, VA 22045-4344 (703) 841-1863 natashalinn@gmail.com This issue’s class notes theme is “Moving and Shaking” — mostly because there seems to be a lot of both happening with the ladies of 1996. There are so many exciting events that I’ll begin with the Movers… Kathleen Thompson just moved to Capitol Hill but still works in McLean producing special events and entertainment but is on the brink of expanding into international events. Can’t wait to see what she’s going to produce. She ran into

Joanna Franco Marsh ’95 and Andrea Press Yue ’97 at various events around town. It’s always great to run into Madeira girls. Eliza Andrews attended Andrea’s wedding and got to see Caroline Toumey Dellinger ’97, Shwetha Rai ’97, Sylvia Sosa ’97, Priya Kathpal ’97 and Joy Morris ’97. Eliza is maintaining her perfect pitch by teaching piano and voice to approximately 30 students and doing fundraising work. She and her boyfriend of two years, Tom, enjoy visiting Virginia wineries and seeing performances at the Shakespeare Theater. Sara Barokas Shalva and her family, husband Ben, son Lev (4 ½) and daughter Avital (1 ½) just moved to Newton, Massachusetts for a whole new adventure where Ben is now Senior Rabbi at Temple Reyim. She’s missing Jackie Maisano and Carl and of course her family in Reston. Emery Mikel and her husband also moved to North from DC to Huntington, NY where her husband started working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Emery is enjoying a couple of months reprieve from work while she prepares a presentation an the annual American Art Therapy Conference on using art therapy with the elderly and those who have Alzheimer’s disease. Over the past three years, she has benn working toward her ATR (registered art therapist) and completed the requirements in July. She would love to see anyone who ventures out to Long Island… and speaking of which… We can’t write about moving and shaking without mentioning Anna Brooke, who’s still doing a whole lot of both. Still living in Brooklyn and traveling to Coney Island to perform this summer, which has been a “freak-filled blast.” She’s heading out to the left coast this autumn to Seattle and LA and then over to Europe. She’s got some ’96 class mates as neighbors (Nichelle Sanders, Sydney Shannon and Katy Crile, just to name a few) but would love to organize a localized NYC reunion, so if you’re in the area, get in touch with her! Now, on to the babies!! Phoebe DuPont Harris has spent a lovely Summer outside with her son and overseeing a kitchen renovation and just in time because she’s watching her belly grow with her second baby, due in early January! … but she’s not the only one… Newlywed Katherine

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2010. Apparently, their ultrasound technician had never been wrong in her thirteen years of “predicting” baby genders. Ellen writes, “Her mistake is our gain as Cole is such a good baby. His five year old sister, Laura, is elated that she doesn’t have to share her toys and is a huge help to me. I am not working now but am on the lookout for something I can do from home.” Lauren Spieler has happily joined the chicken craze and now has four hens a laying. She recently traveled to represent the Indian Health Service at the Second Annual Summit on Breastfeeding which included a meeting with the Surgeon General. Liz Ruppert is living in Arlington, VA and working as a consultant (website content management). Her favorite hobby-of-the-moment is kickboxing. A leg injury a few months ago kept her down for a bit, but she is now back in full swing. Liz writes, “My sister (Claire Ruppert, Class of ’91) and I had brunch with Allison Lefrak, her wonderful husband Malcolm, and their two beautiful kids, Luke and Harper. It was, of course, delightful!” Awww, thanks Liz. Abigail Nields Hillman and her husband recently welcomed a baby boy to the family. Trenor Augustus Hillman was born on July 18, 2010. And Abigail reports that he is “absolutely yummy!” She added that she would not trade my twins for the world, but having experienced a singleton, I have come to the conclusion that human beings are not meant to have more than one baby at a time!” Emmett and Reese (both 6) are doing a great job as a big brother and sister, and most importantly, helpers to mom. Anne Sutton Wickland is enjoying the summer with trips to the pool with her kids, Max (5) and Clarke (2). Max lost his first tooth and Clarke is in the process of being potty trained. A big congratulations to Anne who recently passed Level 3 of the CFA exam! Blair Clark Schoeb is proud to announce the arrival of her son, Zeller Durant Schoeb, who was born on August 18, 2010 and weighed 8 lbs 3 oz. Older sisters Barlow (6). Milligan (4), and Campbell (2) are very excited about their new little brother who goes by “Z”. Buckley Kuhn Fricker enjoyed visiting with Kobi Carter and Tanya Gogolak Cote who were both in the DC area visiting. She loves living in Reston, VA where she has a lake


1996 laura Viehman Knighton’s ’96 daughter Charlotte Petty MacLane is expecting her first baby in March but still wants to get to the reunion. Congratulations, guys!! We’re so excited for you and wish you both healthy, happy babies and easy pregnancies! Laura Viehman Knighton is enjoying motherhood immensely with little Charlotte, who turns one right before Halloween! She is such a happy baby with an amazing smile. It’s wonderful! They’re in the process of moving, so hopefully by the time this comes out, she will be all settled. We spent a lovely day at the pool with them, Alison Fein Young and Jenny Mayo and her fiancé, Mike. That’s right, Jenny is engaged! I can’t do her justice so I’ll put in her own words: “Jenny Mayo is engaged to Mike Dolan, whom she met while on a date with another guy in Adams Morgan (you never know, ladies!). Jenny “won” the ring from Mike after a particularly high

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scoring game of skeeball at Funland in Rehoboth Beach. She’s finding wedding planning alternately fun and frazzling.” She’s still working at Georgetown Visitation and taking on more responsibilities for the head of school. Another exciting engagement is Premal Dharia, who is engaged to Chris Kemmitt. We actually got engaged the same day! That was a great Tuesday! That’s right, I’m engaged, too. John Thibodeau and I will get married in my father’s hometown in Bavaria next summer in the Baroque church where I was baptized. It’s very exciting but I have to agree with Jenny, it’s a little insane. Everyone I’ve been in touch with recently is really excited to see everyone at the reunion! I know that for some of us it’s a distance to travel to McLean, but it would be great

to have everyone there. Phoebe and I are heading up the reunion committee, so expect lots of fun. Can’t wait. See everyone next April, if not earlier.

1997 Class Agent: Meghan Stalker 512 Andover Lane Collegeville, PA 19426 (215) 205-3996 mstalker@vet.upenn.edu Class Secretary: Andrea Press 10873 Bucknell Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 (301) 649-2080 Press.Andrea@gmail.com Nina Goldberg Thatcher is living the dream in California. Nina and her husband Matt moved to the San Francisco bay area in June 2009.

NYC was just not their cup of tea! They live just south of San Francisco in a small town called San Carlos otherwise known as “the city of good living.” She is still working at Google; 3rd and final stop on her Google tour! She just completed her 3rd Ironman in Canada and next up is Ironman South Africa in April 2011. She’s still raising money for cancer and wants to thank all of you who have helped her raise nearly $50K to date. She misses having her sister Arie Goldberg Finkel as a neighbor but they talk on the phone every day. Arie is still living in NYC and is expecting a baby boy in late December! Congratulations Arie! Marie-Anne Kinyanjui wrote to say that she is still working with Business Daily (www.businessdailyafrica.com) as a reported but that her true job and calling is chasing

after Ashley, her two year old daughter. She keep in touch with many “Mad Honez” through Facebook and is planning a trip to the United States next June to reunite with as many of them as possible! Megan Brown reports that all is well with her in NYC. She spent her summer going to lots of concerts, traveling and working. She just got back from a business trip to California, which included hanging out with Snoop Dogg while she worked on a charitable project with him. She likes to say her life is not exciting, but I think it seems pretty glamorous… I was delighted to hear from my old roomie Jee Bang, who I have not heard from since our graduation from Madeira! Jee finished medical school and internship and is now working as a neurology resident at Johns Hopkins. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, where they recently bought a house. Marina Zavahir Chaudhari wrote in from Maui, Hawaii where she and her husband were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary along with their son Rehan and Marina’s parents. They are still living in Kansas City and doing well. They also traveled to Sri Lanka and Malaysia in May. Lara Wilkinson graduated from Shenandoah University in August with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Congratulations Lara! As for me, I have moved to Silver Spring, MD where I am living with my wonderful husband Kevin. We had an amazing wedding in August and I was so very happy to have many Madeira girls in attendance — Michelle Nguyen was one of my beautiful bridesmaids! It is truly wonderful to see how everyone has grown into such fun, witty and interesting women. After a fantastic honeymoon in Greece, we are now finally settling into married life and planning our next steps. I am currently working at a private practice in downtown DC where I do a lot of assessment in schools in addition to therapy and other fun activities. Hope to hear from more of you guys next time!

1998 Class Agents: Megan Krause 113 Harvest Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903 mgkrause22@gmail.com Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon 755 Boylston Street Apartment 402 Boston, MA 02116 (617) 421-0051 juliehumegordon@gmail.com Received by Madeira: From Katie Weeden-Hunt: I have been having a great time bringing my son, Grant (now 6 months) down to my boat rental hut this Summer. Luckily he likes boating so far. Thanks, Tayte, for some great baby advice! I also got to see Alex MalinSchumann during her pregnancy and can’t wait to have play dates with her new son. Congrats, Alex! From Elizabeth Bell: My husband, Justin, and I just relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma for his work in construction management. I went to rowing camp last week, and met a coach who knows Kate Weeden! It’s a small world. I am working remotely as the Staff Educator for Hospice for a few more weeks, and then will be finding a new position locally. I finish my degree in Health Policy and Management at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December. It’s been an amazing challenging journey of three years of full time work and school! We look

forward to reclaiming our weekends for play and travel. I just had a fabulous visit to Boston in August, to see Laura Knisely Geisel. She and Kent are expecting a baby in December. She was radiant and looks amazing! I had my first lobster and fell in love with the city. All my best to you all — I love hearing about your news and successes! From Sharon MomenianSchneider: I hope this email finds everyone in the Madeira family well. This summer just flew by! My husband, Adam, and I are still in Los Angeles and hoping to buy a home in the next year or so. I’m very excited to dive into open houses and eventually some remodeling. We’ve been busy with work and lots of fun travels. I was so happy to spend some time with Alana Malick Ritenour in her lovely home in Richmond this August on my way to Washington DC, where I had a great evening catching up with Jennifer Chou and Devika Sen Gupta. My sister, Betty Momenian Dinarte ’96 is going to be moving back to the DC area this February, so I’ll miss being able to jet over to

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1998 Jeff and Claire Harvey welcomed baby boy James Wallace Harvey iV calling him “Jace” on June 13th. He is a wonderful addition — happy, smiley and fun.  He is very strong and already likes to be standing (with assistance, of course) and loves music. Phoenix to see her and the cutest niece ever, Juliana. I suppose that’ll mean more trips to DC in our future, and I’m looking forward to seeing more and more of my Madeira friends next year! From Mariama Black Smith: I am doing well. My husband Rashad and

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1996 laura Viehman Knighton’s ’96 daughter Charlotte Petty MacLane is expecting her first baby in March but still wants to get to the reunion. Congratulations, guys!! We’re so excited for you and wish you both healthy, happy babies and easy pregnancies! Laura Viehman Knighton is enjoying motherhood immensely with little Charlotte, who turns one right before Halloween! She is such a happy baby with an amazing smile. It’s wonderful! They’re in the process of moving, so hopefully by the time this comes out, she will be all settled. We spent a lovely day at the pool with them, Alison Fein Young and Jenny Mayo and her fiancé, Mike. That’s right, Jenny is engaged! I can’t do her justice so I’ll put in her own words: “Jenny Mayo is engaged to Mike Dolan, whom she met while on a date with another guy in Adams Morgan (you never know, ladies!). Jenny “won” the ring from Mike after a particularly high

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scoring game of skeeball at Funland in Rehoboth Beach. She’s finding wedding planning alternately fun and frazzling.” She’s still working at Georgetown Visitation and taking on more responsibilities for the head of school. Another exciting engagement is Premal Dharia, who is engaged to Chris Kemmitt. We actually got engaged the same day! That was a great Tuesday! That’s right, I’m engaged, too. John Thibodeau and I will get married in my father’s hometown in Bavaria next summer in the Baroque church where I was baptized. It’s very exciting but I have to agree with Jenny, it’s a little insane. Everyone I’ve been in touch with recently is really excited to see everyone at the reunion! I know that for some of us it’s a distance to travel to McLean, but it would be great

to have everyone there. Phoebe and I are heading up the reunion committee, so expect lots of fun. Can’t wait. See everyone next April, if not earlier.

1997 Class Agent: Meghan Stalker 512 Andover Lane Collegeville, PA 19426 (215) 205-3996 mstalker@vet.upenn.edu Class Secretary: Andrea Press 10873 Bucknell Drive Silver Spring, MD 20902 (301) 649-2080 Press.Andrea@gmail.com Nina Goldberg Thatcher is living the dream in California. Nina and her husband Matt moved to the San Francisco bay area in June 2009.

NYC was just not their cup of tea! They live just south of San Francisco in a small town called San Carlos otherwise known as “the city of good living.” She is still working at Google; 3rd and final stop on her Google tour! She just completed her 3rd Ironman in Canada and next up is Ironman South Africa in April 2011. She’s still raising money for cancer and wants to thank all of you who have helped her raise nearly $50K to date. She misses having her sister Arie Goldberg Finkel as a neighbor but they talk on the phone every day. Arie is still living in NYC and is expecting a baby boy in late December! Congratulations Arie! Marie-Anne Kinyanjui wrote to say that she is still working with Business Daily (www.businessdailyafrica.com) as a reported but that her true job and calling is chasing

after Ashley, her two year old daughter. She keep in touch with many “Mad Honez” through Facebook and is planning a trip to the United States next June to reunite with as many of them as possible! Megan Brown reports that all is well with her in NYC. She spent her summer going to lots of concerts, traveling and working. She just got back from a business trip to California, which included hanging out with Snoop Dogg while she worked on a charitable project with him. She likes to say her life is not exciting, but I think it seems pretty glamorous… I was delighted to hear from my old roomie Jee Bang, who I have not heard from since our graduation from Madeira! Jee finished medical school and internship and is now working as a neurology resident at Johns Hopkins. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, where they recently bought a house. Marina Zavahir Chaudhari wrote in from Maui, Hawaii where she and her husband were celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary along with their son Rehan and Marina’s parents. They are still living in Kansas City and doing well. They also traveled to Sri Lanka and Malaysia in May. Lara Wilkinson graduated from Shenandoah University in August with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Congratulations Lara! As for me, I have moved to Silver Spring, MD where I am living with my wonderful husband Kevin. We had an amazing wedding in August and I was so very happy to have many Madeira girls in attendance — Michelle Nguyen was one of my beautiful bridesmaids! It is truly wonderful to see how everyone has grown into such fun, witty and interesting women. After a fantastic honeymoon in Greece, we are now finally settling into married life and planning our next steps. I am currently working at a private practice in downtown DC where I do a lot of assessment in schools in addition to therapy and other fun activities. Hope to hear from more of you guys next time!

1998 Class Agents: Megan Krause 113 Harvest Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903 mgkrause22@gmail.com Julie-Hume Talmage Gordon 755 Boylston Street Apartment 402 Boston, MA 02116 (617) 421-0051 juliehumegordon@gmail.com Received by Madeira: From Katie Weeden-Hunt: I have been having a great time bringing my son, Grant (now 6 months) down to my boat rental hut this Summer. Luckily he likes boating so far. Thanks, Tayte, for some great baby advice! I also got to see Alex MalinSchumann during her pregnancy and can’t wait to have play dates with her new son. Congrats, Alex! From Elizabeth Bell: My husband, Justin, and I just relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma for his work in construction management. I went to rowing camp last week, and met a coach who knows Kate Weeden! It’s a small world. I am working remotely as the Staff Educator for Hospice for a few more weeks, and then will be finding a new position locally. I finish my degree in Health Policy and Management at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December. It’s been an amazing challenging journey of three years of full time work and school! We look

forward to reclaiming our weekends for play and travel. I just had a fabulous visit to Boston in August, to see Laura Knisely Geisel. She and Kent are expecting a baby in December. She was radiant and looks amazing! I had my first lobster and fell in love with the city. All my best to you all — I love hearing about your news and successes! From Sharon MomenianSchneider: I hope this email finds everyone in the Madeira family well. This summer just flew by! My husband, Adam, and I are still in Los Angeles and hoping to buy a home in the next year or so. I’m very excited to dive into open houses and eventually some remodeling. We’ve been busy with work and lots of fun travels. I was so happy to spend some time with Alana Malick Ritenour in her lovely home in Richmond this August on my way to Washington DC, where I had a great evening catching up with Jennifer Chou and Devika Sen Gupta. My sister, Betty Momenian Dinarte ’96 is going to be moving back to the DC area this February, so I’ll miss being able to jet over to

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1998 Jeff and Claire Harvey welcomed baby boy James Wallace Harvey iV calling him “Jace” on June 13th. He is a wonderful addition — happy, smiley and fun.  He is very strong and already likes to be standing (with assistance, of course) and loves music. Phoenix to see her and the cutest niece ever, Juliana. I suppose that’ll mean more trips to DC in our future, and I’m looking forward to seeing more and more of my Madeira friends next year! From Mariama Black Smith: I am doing well. My husband Rashad and

1998 Mariama Black Smith, lauren Sickles, Jennifer Mclaughlin and lori Manning on vacation in Puerto rico.

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I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in April. No kids yet as we are just enjoying married life! I am still working in the Northern VA area as a Software Engineer. I build cutting edge web applications which I love to develop, but I hate the Dulles Toll Rd and VA traffic!! I recently started creating my own graphic design and consulting company and hope to have it up in running in the next few months. I took a much needed break from work this August when I vacationed in Puerto Rico with Lauren Sickles, Jennifer McLaughlin and Lori Manning. Also, I keep in touch with Amy Arenstein Jackson whose 1 year wedding anniversary is fast approching in October.

1999 Class Agent: Maya Scott 601 W. 139th Street #44 New York, NE 10031 (757) 565-1551 mayabscott@hotmail.com Class Secretaries: Alex Cooke Walden 1648 Gillette Court Longmont, CO 80501 czalex@gmail.com Alex Cooley 50 East 8th Street Apartment 5u New York, NY 10003 (646) 823-3022 alex.cooley@gmail.com Here are some fun and whimsical happenings from the class of 1999: Anne Guthrie provides a long awaited 10 year synopsis: She started out as a pastry chef in Poughkeepsie, NY and ended up running away with the circus to do wardrobe and backstage coordination. Then it was off to Earthaven eco-village (sustainable community) to work with medicinal plants and edible landscaping. After this she crashed on Kat Bennett’s couch in Nashville before finally (groan) returning to DC to work for “the man.” Who knew that stomaching corporate culture would earn her an MRS?! The happy couple has leave/vacation built up through January and plan to be jet-setting bums until reality sets in next year. Anne is also working on her master’s degree in “Transformative Leadership and Social Change” formerly known as “Applied Healing

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Arts”. She will continue to fulfill her grand Madeira aspirations of becoming the most over-qualified house wife ever. Alex Cooley is back in LA after spending August in New York with her boyfriend. She caught up with Joanie Taylor, Kathleen McCabe, Maya Scott, Katie Saunders, and Katherine Piggott-Tooke, as well as Elizabeth Leiter ’02 while in the City. While on the East Coast, she made it to DC and had dinner with Nell Maceda and Danielle DeArment, whose husband made a delicious dinner. They played with Danielle’s adorable child, Sammy! Alex just got back to the West Coast and is finally going to bite the bullet and admit she actually lives there which means taking her New York City items out of storage and hauling them cross country. She writes, “Hopefully, I can talk someone into going on a road trip! I’ll probably move in with my sister, Susie Cooley ’02 so anyone who’s in the area should drop by!” Kathleen McCabe is in New York City for a few months of rotations with her very handsome fiance, Dan Bunker. She is currently on Psychiatry and enjoying it so far. The couple are getting ready for their wedding in October. It looks like they will have a good Madeira showing! Kathleen writes,”It wouldn’t be a party without a gaggle of Madeira girls :) Danielle de Arment-Donohue, Jessica Uscinski and Maya Scott are bridesmaids and have just been so wonderful and helpful. I can’t wait to see them in their dresses!” Joanie Taylor is starting the second (final) year of her MBA program at Dartmouth. She did a summer internship in NYC at a beauty news & virtual makeover website. In Chicago, Jumana “Kawmy” Rustom recently moved into a new condo downtown in June of 2009. She and her husband spent the bulk of the last year fixing it up and finally finished most everything this summer which was a real treat. They continue to go back to Lebanon in the summers to see family and friends. They have also found out that they are pregnant and they can’t wait for the new addition! The baby is due in March. Congratulations, Jumana! Kally (Vafiadis) Walton has joyful news to share as well: “My husband and I are getting ready to celebrate

our 5th wedding anniversary in October. We have a lot to celebrate… Reid Maurice Walton was born on June 30th. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces at birth, but is about double the size already! He is an absolute treasure! Such a calm, happy, EASY baby (a complete 180 from how Grant was). Grant is a very loving big brother ;) He gives the baby lots of kisses (with his runny 2-year old pre-school nose) and loves to point out the baby’s eyes, nose and mouth (by jamming his finger in the respective orifice). I’m sure that’s why our entire family ended up with pink eye a few weeks ago. But generally speaking, I find that becoming a mother for a second time is FAR EASIER than the first time around.” Congrats on the addition Kally! Aren’t babies fun!? I think so! We welcomed Finn Henry Walden into this big wide world on May 25th, 2010. He came to us in a very peaceful state, all 6 lbs 9, oz of him. He continues to be the most serene, peaceful little guy I have ever known. He loves to be held by anyone who’s willing, sleeps like a

champ (10 hours straight through the night!), and smiles like crazy! At 4 months of age, his favorite toys are his hands. We have traveled cross country with him, driving from Colorado to Virginia. We are in Charlottesville for an extended visit with family and friends this fall. I recently competed in my first CrossFit competition in August. I was very proud and excited to place 15th our of 75 women in the Colorado Open. Motherhood has been a motivating force for me! I am taking a break from my work as a therapeutic riding instructor, but I am looking forward to getting back! I am spending a lot of time with my 2 year old horse, training her for the saddle. Over the summer, I spent time with Meredith Roberts ’98. Wishing much happiness to Meredith, she walked down the aisle in September, in Boulder, CO. I also caught up with fellow Coloradan Antonia (Crawford) Ewald. Her precious 7 month old daughter Claire and Finn had pool a play date to beat the summer heat!

2000 Class Agent: Christina “Christi” Ferrari 19 Chestnut Circle Merrimack, NH 03054 xstinaferrari@gmail.com

1999 Finn Walden (3 mo) and Claire Ewald (7mo), August 2010

1999 Alex Walden with son Finn, and Meredith Roberts, August 2010

1999 Antonia Ewald with daughter Claire (7mo), August 2010

Class Secretary: Eleni Garbis Simmoneau 1900 Hamilton Street Unit C18 Philadelphia, PA 19130 elenimelissa@gmail.com Lots of baby news! Cara Wright sent me an adorable photo of her daughter Evelyn Marie, wearing a Madeira onesie. Evenlyn was born on August 7, 2010 at 6lbs 12 oz and mom says she is a dream. Congrats, Cara! Another baby is on the way for Kelsey Martyn-Farewell. She and her husband are expecting their second child in January (their son, Michael, just turned two). Kelsey has settled into her new position at the University of Oklahoma as the Managerial Associate and continues to write a DVD review column twice a month for the local paper. Lauren Rosebush Hilyard’s son Gus was born this summer and made an appearance at Jen Bain’s engagement party in August at the Crane Estate outside of Boston. Jen


2000 Liz Richardson ’99 and Jen Bain ’00 at Ming Thompson’s wedding in August

2000 Lauren Rosebush Hilaryd ’00 and her son, Gus, with Jen Bain ’00 and Ming Thompson ’00 and her fiancé, Jonathan Takahashi, live in Boston and Jen just started a new job teaching history at Wellesley High School. Jen had a great summer full of celebrations — first Courtney Homan-Jones’ wedding in DC in June and then Ming Thompson’s wedding in August. Ming and her husband were married at her parents’ home in Virginia, and in addition to Jen, Liz Richardson ’99 was another Madeira girl in attendance. Ming just graduated from architecture school and is currently working as a curator and exhibition designer. Her new husband is in school at Berkeley, so they will be moving to the Bay Area in the fall. Congrats, Ming! Polly Morton also got married this summer. She and her husband, Mike Wood, got married at her parents’ home in St. Helena, California in June. She said they had a gorgeous wedding with the reception looking out over the vineyard. She is incredibly happy and laughs about the fact that her name is now Polly Wood!

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Speaking of weddings, Kathryn Moss is newly engaged and actively wedding planning! She said she has seen everyone’s beautiful wedding photos on Facebook and welcomes any advice. Other than wedding planning, Kathryn had a busy summer working as an immigration attorney for a small non-profit. She recently started a job with the Social Security Administration as an attorney in the disability review branch. Olivia Taylor Klose is beginning her sixth year of living and working in New York City, and was recently appointed as a civil servant with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, where she has worked for two and a half years. In July, Olivia attended a two-week summer school program in London on Victorian art and architecture, and bought her first digital camera and started her first blog for the occasion. She is enjoying her one-bedroom apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she is an active member of the Park Slope Food Coop (est. 1974) and frequent user of beautiful Prospect Park! Also in NYC, Laura DeSole is now working at the Estee Lauder Companies, after graduating from Wharton in May. Before she started working, she spent the summer traveling around the world and got to see a few Madeira girls along the way! This included a Baltic cruise with Ashley Powell, a trip with sister Rickie DeSole ’02 to visit Tara Morley ’02 in the Bahamas, visits in NYC with Carolina Richards ’06, and a couple of visits with Francis Atkins ’02 in Aspen, Colorado. Harleen Kaur is doing well, enjoying her job working in Civil Rights and Liberties. Andrea Manzo and her boyfriend came to visit over Labor Day weekend; they met up with Naghma Malik and Emily Appel-Newby in Dupont Circle for a great evening. Harleen hopes to get to India for a visit in the next few months. As for me, my summer was filled with weddings, showers and bachelorette parties — all things that I love. In August, my husband, my parents and I flew to Boston for Maya Dutt’s beautiful Indian wedding at the Willowdale Estate. Maya Scott ’99 and I were bridesmaids, and we had a great time celebrating with Maya, getting henna tattoos and eating delicious Indian food!

2000 Polly Morton ’00 and her husband, married in June

2000 Maya Scott ’99 and Eleni Garbis Simmoneau ’00 at Maya Dutt’s wedding in August

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Class Agent: Kodiak “Kody” Hill-Davis 12 3rd Street SE Apartment 2 Washington, DC 20003 (717) 676-1514 kodiak.HillDavis@gmail.com Class Secretary: Kathleen McDermott 90 Josephine Avenue, #1 Somerville, MA 02144 mcdermkc@gmail.com

2000 Ashley Powell ’00 and Laura DeSole ’00 in St. Petersburg, Russia Received by Madeira: From Jenny Hamilton: I graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA this past May and will be pursuing my residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Hospital Center in June. From Brigit Ferguson: I have had a very busy few months. In May, I passed my doctoral exams and advanced to PhD candidacy in the History of Art and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara and began dissertation research. In August, I finally married Hudge Conway, my boyfriend since junior year at Madeira, son of June Kalijarvi ’59, and brother of Alexis Conway ’99. My sister, Rachel Ferguson ’02, was maid of honor, and Alexis was a bridesmaid. Caroline Christy ’00, Alexis Merin, and Elizabeth Heilig Jenkins ’99 were in attendance. Hudge and I are now living in Norfolk, VA, where he is stationed with the Marine Corps.

2000 Evelyn Marie, daughter of Cara Wright ’00

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Hello ladies! 2010 is flying by! It is amazing that our 10th Reunion is just around the corner. Please mark your calendar for the weekend of April 29-May 1 which will certainly be a wonderful celebration of our class. I feel very proud to be in the company of such amazing group of women! And now, for some updates: Julia Collins finished grad school at MIT in June and is now based back in Chicago working as a consultant for Capgemini Consulting. Although she misses Boston, being back in Chicago gives Julia the opportunity to see quite a bit of Liz Logan and she really enjoyed the Chicago summer. Julia also caught up with Sarah Gorrell when she was in town over the summer with her fiancé and spent some time with Mariska Batavia and her husband in Berkeley while out west on a work trip. Julia is hoping that her travels will bring her back in touch with more of my Madeira friends! Katie Earnest graduated from George Washington law school in May and received the 2010 ABA-ALI Scholarship and Leadership Award, given to only 1 member of the graduating class every year. Congrats on that huge honor, Katie! She also studied for and took the New York Bar Exam, which was not as exciting as winning her award. Katie spent the summer traveling to Mexico with friends and then spent 2 weeks in the Caribbean where she snorkeled and hiked. She climbed the highest mountain in the islands (on the island of Saba — 1064 stone steps in the rainforest!). She also hiked around a volcano! Katie moved to New York’s East Village in August and began her job as a staff attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. She would love


evidence of scholarship, in the opinion of the faculty and residents, demonstrates the most outstanding clinical performance in Pediatrics. From Kenzie Johnson Cooper: Kenzie graduated from UVA and has been living in Paris for 2 years. She’s is Senior Marketing Analyst for LaFarge International.

2002 Class Agents: Cristina “Cri-Cri” Richards 3700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Apartment 220 Washington, DC 20016 cristina.richards@gmail.com Class Secretaries: Merin Frank Guthrie 2013 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Apartment 705 Washington, D.C. 20009 merin@culturaldc.org Kate Wisniewski 3318 Wessynton Way Alexandria, VA 22309 (703) 307-0947 kate.wisniewski@gmail.com Weddings first: Carly Davenport Ferris married Chris Ferris in July. It was a lovely DC wedding rife with Madeira ’02 ladies ( just ask the photographer who had to sift through all of the photo booth pics). Carly and Chris have settled in Boston where Carly started Boston College’s MBA program in August. Maggie Shen Rosel married Mark

2002 Marathon — Natalie Romanoff, Ashley Prescott and KC Fort

Rosel and they just got a new house in London! Natalie Romanoff is engaged to Dave Fontaine. We (Kate & Merin) met him at Carly’s wedding and definitely give him the Madeira seal of approval. Camden Burton is also recently engaged to fellow Midd alum, Rob Hillas (who also gets the seal!). They are planning a summer, 2011 wedding following Camden’s graduation from American University Law School. From the wonderfully funny Susie Cooley: “A year has passed since I moved to LA and like every year that has passed since high school, it feels like a whirlwind. When I’m not taking advantage of the sun or the INSANE access to avocados afforded by living here, I’m at my new job working in Comedy TV Development at Warner Bros. which I’m really psyched about. It’s crazy hard work, but so far so good.” (PS — she also loves Merin’s haircut) Another Californian: Lydia Ianni. Lydia is working at a small film production and management company in Los Angeles where she has been living for the past four years. After the Madeira reunion to honor Dr. Griffith in Los Angeles, she realized that Shoshana Raskas ’01 moved to the area and they’ve since met for drinks and catching up. Caitlin Elmore claims that she doesn’t have “much to report” but we beg to differ. She is cranking away in the lab, finishing up her Ph.D. She only has a year left! She’s

also started training for her 2nd marathon, which has been pretty time consuming. Kate and Merin have decided to bar Caitlin from submitting updates in the future because they make us feel like underachievers. Cesi de Quesada bought and renovated a super cool new apartment in DC. Merin was really disappointed that Cesi didn’t take her advice on using wall decals to make her apartment even cooler. She will one day regret that. In her neighborhood, Stephanie Schwartz, who also bought a cool new apartment. And new to DC: Jenny Schretter, who is back in DC after a stint in New York. Jenny is making fabulous jewelry for her line S|Bella (buy it: www.s-bella.com) In case you haven’t noticed, our class has lots of lawyers, which is good because we think that means they have to give us pro bono legal advice. Cri-Cri Richards is working in aviation law at a firm in DC, Melanie Denson just wrapped up her clerking gig and is working at a firm in Fairfax, and Katie Mims will be working for the public defender’s office in Alexandria before starting at a firm in New York next year. Virginia Sims just started her final year of Law School in Dallas, where she is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Lawyer (the ABA International Section’s official journal). She offers up a guarantee of free tex-mex if you are ever in Dallas. Elizabeth Leiter and her practically common law wife, Melinda Delis, continue to cohabitate in the most interesting New York living arrangement since the show Bosom Buddies. She is currently casting a new reality TV show called ‘Back in my Day’ about an inter-generational family (a grandpa, father and son) for a road trip show that’s more a discussion about how times have changed, technology, pop culture, American history, “yadda yadda yadda.” But this job is short term and, according to her, “that’s a good thing.” Then she is moving on to HBO for a documentary about the inner life of Nuns called Brides of Christ. Obviously her Madeira boarding experience well-prepared her to approach the subject in a respectful, nuanced and informed manner. We eagerly await her autobiographical spin-off: Brides of the Snail. Rickie DeSole has a fancy job at Vogue where she gets to do really

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to hang out with Madeira girls who are around. Sarah Amsbary spent her summer racking up frequent flier miles heading back and forth between the East and West coasts for weddings and is happy to be home in Seattle for a while. Her fall plans include cheering on the UW Huskies football team to victory before she heads on an 8-city European trip in November. Congratulations to Amanda Van Scoyoc who married Eli Van Zoeren on August 21st at a goat farm in North Carolina! Anita Patel was a lovely bridesmaid. Amanda has begun working towards a clinical psychology PhD at the University of Oregon studying child maltreatment. Remember that you can submit news whenever you’d like, not just before a deadline. Everyone would love to hear what is going on in your lives! Hope you all are well and happy! Received by Madeira: From Katherine “Kassy” Long: Received Doctor of Medicine at State University of New York Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York — May 27, 2010. Moving across the U.S.A. to the Bay Area. Residency at Oakland Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California. Received Richard L. Day, MD Award for Outstanding performance in Pediatrics. The award is presented to the graduating student who with


2002 wedding — L-R: Elizabeth Leiter, Whitney Little, Melanie Denson, Rickie DeSole, Carly Davenport Ferris, Kate Wisniewski, Natalie Romanoff, Merin Frank Guthrie, Tara Morley, Christy Steele. (Photo credit: Holland Photo Arts)

cool stuff and people give her free swag that she is naturally going to bestow upon all of her friends like the generous person that she is. Tara Morley just started Business School at NYU and is enjoying the student lifestyle once again. Boutiques that sell coral-themed home decor throughout Manhattan were saddened to learn that she is now without income… we’ve heard that the coral industry as a whole will suffer bitterly. KC Fort writes that she, Natalie Romanoff and Ashley Prescott ran the Shamrock Half Marathon in March and NO ONE NOTICED. As for your sometimes errant class secretaries, Kate now has a big kid job downtown and is very important. Merin, in lieu of having a real job, co-moderates birdsofapleather.com, also known as the coolest blog ever. Finally — the kids. Lala Walla still has a ridiculously cute little girl and Halima Sykes still has an ever more ridiculously cute little boy. Check out the cuteness on Facebook, where you should be sure to join the Madeira Class of 2002 group! Because otherwise, we will start

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using your recent status updates and we all know that it won’t be pretty (ahem, Shelly Fullwood). Received by Madeira: From Erica Richardson: Matriculated early (after her junior year at Madeira!) to Wellesley College, where she studied Neuroscience and Economics. This spring she earned her M.D. from the University of California at Davis. Best friend, Whitney Little, accompanied her across the stage as she accepted her diploma. Erica is beginning residency training in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She has enjoyed traveling the globe with her Madeira sisters. She recently explored Madrid, Spain with Kara Nottingham ’03. From Rachel Simon: Greetings from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia! After a year working in DC, and 3 months of additional training, I am settling into my job and home in the Eastern Province. I e-mail, skype, or call family and friends as often as possible. I have frequent talks with Katie Yohay ’03, and received some invaluable advice from Sofia Khilji ’01, before com-

ing here. So, if you happen to be in the area, let me know.

2003 Class Agents: Anne Kristol 1601 18th Street, NW #615 Washington, DC 20009 (703) 622-2259 akristol@gmail.com Ariel Hill-Davis 12 3rd Street SE, Apartment 2 Washington DC 20003 (717)968-4338 arielhilldavis@gmail.com Class Secretaries: Elizabeth Black 1200 N. Nash Street Apartment 501 Arlington, VA 22209 esblac@gmail.com Stephanie Volk 21375 Fultonham Circle Ashburn, VA 20147-4892 (703) 729-2963 stephanie.volk@gmail.com Received by Madeira: From Julia McHugh: I’m entering my second year of an Art History Ph.D. program at the University of

California at Los Angeles. This summer I traveled with Sarah Chuzi to Mexico and Argentina where we indulged in art, yoga, and delicious empanadas. From Catherine Pitcher: I recently finished my time in Las Vegas as a corps member with Teach For America, an experience which I absolutely loved. I spent the summer in Los Angeles helping to train the incoming corps and now I’m back living in Foggy Bottom. It is great to be home :-).

2004 Class Agents: Caroline Salamack 310 N Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (571) 970-0283 caroline.salamack@gmail.com Class Secretary: Chrissy Previti 178 High Holborn Room 814 London, WC1V 7AA UNITED KINGDOM christinapreviti@gmail.com


school in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University. Alana Barraj recently relocated to the United Arab Emirates to take a promotion and continue her work with the faculty at New York University Abu Dhabi. It has been both exciting and strange for her to be back in the Middle East after living in the States for eight years, but she has found working in higher education in that part of the world to be very rewarding. Since returning to the States in April, Caroline Romanoff has been working for the DC Government in Human Resources. Caroline sees other Madeira ’04 girls around DC a lot including, Claire Riesenberg, Lindsay Sarah Atlas and Alia Ward, and she is planning a trip down to New Orleans to stay with Claudia Shuba. You will find Kate Silbert buried in books at the University of Michigan. She started a joint-PhD program in History and Women’s Studies in early September. Kate is enjoying Ann Arbor, MI and being back in the thick of an academic community. Rachel Ramsey is attending St. John’s College Graduate Institute in Annapolis, MD and expects to have a Master’s in Liberal Arts by August 2011. In the process, she is discovering an analytical side of herself that she never knew and she is becoming more philosophical politically. Rachel also works as a receptionist at a salon and enjoys interacting with the interesting people who come through the front door. Wedding bells were ringing in North Carolina this summer when Tyler Morris White married Geoff White in June. Tyler and Geoff bought a new home that they plan on renovating heavily. Alana Barraj, Caroline Salamack, Shannon Scott and Alia Ward took a trip down to Belmont, NC for the wedding. Tyler is still teaching preschool at Gaston County’s HeadStart and loves it.

2004 Claire Riesenberg and Julienne Kane at a summer concert in DC

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The Class of 2004 has much exciting news to share as usual! Everyone has been staying busy with exciting jobs, graduate programs, weddings, visiting and living in different parts of the world and much more…. If anyone from the class of 2004 is headed to Los Angeles, CA, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rebecca Landau. She recently moved into an apartment with Becky Dale ’05. Rebecca works at Bestor Architecture and also has her own firm through which she takes on freelance design projects from time to time. You can find her firm on Facebook under “Neon Design Collaborative”. Keep your eye out for Rebecca’s novel that she is publishing this fall; the tentative title is Capacity for Delight. New York City life is treating Genna Cody well. She is enjoying living there and working in a pancreatic cancer lab at Columbia University Medical Center. Genna has stayed in touch with many Madeira girls and visited with a lot of them over the summer. She is looking forward to seeing others this fall! Shannon Scott has completed her Teach for America service as well as her Master’s in Education. She is now the Director of Development and Corporate Relations at THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy in Alexandria, VA. She is also a Master’s International student in George Mason University’s Master’s in Public Administration program. Shannon will be starting her Peace Corps commitment next summer. In the Admission Office at Madeira you will find Caroline Salamack, who is now an Admissions’ Enrollment Manager. She is enjoying her time back on campus and looking forward to meeting the current Madeira gals, faculty and staff. Putting her graduate studies to work, Mariam Kakay recently spent two months in West Africa in Monrovia, Liberia. She was working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a women’s empowerment NGO. Mariam was primarily focusing on hosting workshops to teach women from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast conflict resolution and peace building skills. After finishing in Liberia, she spent time in Egypt and Morocco for a few weeks traveling and visiting cities. Mariam is now back in Washington, DC finishing up her last year of graduate

2004 Morris Tyler and Geoff White at their June wedding in Belmont, NC In other wedding news, Kelley Safford Brown was married on May 22, 2010 to her now husband Jabari Brown. Madeira girls Shruti Gupta, Kelcey Moore Moriarty, Jaedra DiGiammarino and Kate Silbert attended the wedding. In July, Kelley had a blast with many Madeira classmates at Kelcey Moore Moriarty’s wedding in Washington, DC. Kelley spent the rest of her summer getting a much needed rest after completing the first year of her Master’s of Social Work program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She started her second year this fall and is looking forward to graduation in May. I am still living in downtown Washington, DC and working in McLean, VA — not too far from Madeira! Thank you to everyone for your contributions to this edition of Class Notes. It was great to hear from all of you and please keep in touch.

2005 Class Agent: Francesca Buss La Residence Rochecolombe 54, rue Amblard Valence, 26000 FRANCE francesca.buss@gmail.com Kristen Neighbour 8023 Agin Court McLean, VA 22102 (202) 746-0101 kristina.neighbour@gmail.com Class Secretary: Julia Cadwallender 619 S. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 jcadwallender@gmail.com

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Class Agent: Carolina Richards 6701 Michaels Drive Bethesda, MD 20817-2219 (301) 365-1987 Richards.Carolina@gmail.com Class Secretary: Mary Cadwallender 615 Fauquier Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3745 (540) 373-7210 mcadwallender@mac.com It’s hard to believe, but most of the class of 2006, traded their white dresses for caps and gowns this past May. Many people have moved to big cities and far off lands, pursuing ‘for-now’ work or building their careers. Many people are back in the D.C. area, getting to know the places we explored through Co-Curriculum through more adult… or at least, more experienced eyes. Some of us are holding out on our youth, spending a while more in school. We all have one thing in common, though, we jumped the white fences nearly five years ago now, but are still keeping in touch, getting together, and making Lucy proud. Due to transferring, I still have a semester left at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. I lived in Baltimore this summer working for a biodiesel company and am now back on campus. I am glad to get off campus frequently, though, and now have Alex Garnick to visit down by the harbor, as he is attending University of Maryland Law School. Other than Alex, I saw a smattering of Madeira girls this summer. Tshering Yangzom, Ashley Adams, Jenny Enos, and Angelina de Rosa were all at Claire Downing’s birthday. Most of the above are living in the D.C. area now, but Jenny is on her way to study Medieval History in England this Fall. I also took a road trip to see Mary Collins in Madison, Wisconsin with Chelsea Guster ’07, who I convinced to move to Baltimore with me for the summer. Beverley Mbu is also back in D.C., having just started at George Washington University’s law school in mid-August. As one would expect, law school’s been a whirlwind of insane amounts of work and a lot new academic experiences. But most exciting of all, she says, is being back in the D.C. area and close to Madeira after being in the fair city

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of Boston for the past four years. Nothing has made her happier than having dinner with Caroline Groom, running into Seetha Ramanathan ’05, Kate Walton, Katie Kline and Kathleen Fallon at the young alumnae happy hour and then yesterday seeing Kristen Atkinson ’05 a block away from my apartment! Law school work is always going to be there, but Bev is excited to meet up with more classmates and friends from the years ahead and behind me from Madeira in the coming months. Caroline Groom just moved back to the area and is living with a college roommate between Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. She started working for IBM in July as a management consultant and was staffed on a project for Pepco. She enjoys the easy commute to her office in Chinatown and has been learning a lot. She loves living downtown — a wonderful and totally different feel than living in McLean. Caroline has stayed in good touch with many Madeira friends and has contributed a few of the following highlights. Mary Louise Kistler and Carolina Richards are both back in the D.C. area, as well. Mary Louise graduated from Alabama in May and is applying to nursing schools while interning at the National Children’s Hospital. Carolina is commuting between D.C. and New York City every week for her internship at an art gallery in New York. Katelyn Gibert is in New York City full-time working for Goldman-Sachs. After graduating from Virginia Tech in May, Carolyn Meckus was hired as a design consultant at a kitchen and bath remodeling firm near Dulles, where she gets to travel around the metro area to various show rooms. Hillary Kett and Lauryn Douglas are still down in Blacksburg. Hillary is finishing her Architecture degree and Lauryn is studying for her masters in Urban Planning at Tech. Both plan on returning to D.C. upon graduation. Andrea Loulakis graduated from Villanova in May and is working for Johnson and Johnson, traveling between Philadelphia and Bentonville, Arkansas working on the company’s Wal-Mart account. Nicole Marriott moved to Chicago and is working for an advertising firm. She loves it and is currently doing advertising for Maxwell House and Orange Soda. Melissa Hunt made it further out West, living in California leading bike tours

in Napa. Caroline says she’s, “aggressively lobbying to get her back” East, but doubts Melissa ever will. Kathleen McCarthy has also moved to the opposite coast. She graduated from the University of Redlands in May with honors, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta. And in August she moved out to Stockton, CA, and started a career as an independent copyeditor. Alex Wisniewski graduated from Texas A&M University in May with a Marketing degree and decided to stay in Texas for a little while longer. She moved to Houston, where Cheryl Plummer, former Madeira Admissions counselor, graciously hosted Alex while she was job searching and figuring out what to do post-college. Over the summer she came back to D.C. for a couple

2006 Universities play a major role in the lives of the Class of 2006 weeks and caught up with Andrea Loulakis and Lauryn Douglas. Once back in Houston, she accepted an offer to work in admissions at The Kinkaid School, a private Pre-K through 12 school in Houston. She’s been there since August and is really loving it! And is excited about the perks of working in a school and still having a Christmas and spring break holidays! After being in D.C. at Georgetown for undergrad Kate Piper decided she wanted to spend some time abroad. She is currently in Cambodia participating in a TESOL training course. In a month she will move to Shijiazhuang, China for a year to teach English. She really enjoys Asia so far and may end up staying longer than 12 months, needless to say we will all miss Kate at the reunion this year. Since graduating from Smith, Anna Richardson

has been keeping it real in Northampton, Massachusetts. She spends her weekdays doing quality assurance testing and customer service work in the offices of Game Table Online. She got to hang out with good old Alison McDonough ’05 several times this summer, including a visit to Cape Cod. Anna has also been bicycle-commuting all over the place, playing lots of Dungeons & Dragons, apartment hunting, and pretending to be a real adult. Stephanie Swift graduated Cum Laude from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Theater and a Dance minor. She is currently living in Newport News working for Busch Gardens, where she was a performer in their Sesame Street shows over the summer and is now in rehearsals to dance in one of their Halloween shows, and is also contracted to dance in their Christmas show. After the holidays she plans on moving down to the Orlando, Florida area to continue my performing career, and she’d love to make any Madeira connections down there! Everyone seems to be doing wonderfully. It’s exciting that more news is popping up and I hope to hear from everyone else soon. Many people said they are already excited for our five-year reunion. Can’t wait to see you all there! Received by Madeira: From Sidra Qureshi: Hello hello! I’m currently a first year medical student at Texas A&M and I dissected out the brachial plexus today for a good four hours in gross anatomy lab. And yes, all I do is study. In my moments of procrastination I like to bake and decorate my apartment! I’ve been here for only a month but already my new friends know about Madeira and how much I loved it! And with all the rain right now in Texas (thank you Hermine) ALL these snails have appeared outside my apartment — made my day :-). From Beverley Mbu: I just started at GW law school in mid August and it’s been a whirlwind of insane amounts of work and a lot of new academic experiences. But most exciting of all is being back in the DC area and close to Madeira after being in the fair city of Boston for the past four years (I say that with small irony; after all, Boston isn’t known for its great weather). Nothing has made me happier than having dinner with Caroline


2007 Class Secretary: Caitlyn Gart 2625 Castilla Isle Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 764-5898 caitlyngart@mac.com Received by Madeira: From Willa Freedman: I am starting my senior year at Wellesley College as a physics major. This past summer I researched hydrogen as a possible solution to the global energy crisis at Caltech. This fall I am going to be applying to many graduate schools in pursuit of a PhD in Materials Science.

2008 Class Secretary: Angela Dean 9623 Tackroom Lane Great Falls, VA 22066 (703) 757-4984 adean11@gmail.com It is hard to believe that we are halfway through our college career. Just like junior year at Madeira, we have to start thinking about life after undergrad. Law school, medical school, graduate school applications are on some of our minds. This fall, Arielle Andreano joined the muggle quidditch team at the University of Miami. This summer Alani Kravitz was cast in a professional show, “A Phoenix Too Frequent” by Christopher Fry, as part of Unexpected Stage’s inaugural season. Not only was it an extremely rewarding experience artistically, but she also made lifelong friends. After that, she traveled to Scotland in August with a group from Syracuse University, to put up a show in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the largest arts festivals in the world, with roughly 3,000 shows rotating throughout 3

weeks. The show she was in, “Shipwrecked!” by Donald Marguiles was ranked 5 out of 5 stars when reviewed. Now Alani is back at Syracuse University beginning her junior year on her Musical Theater BFA, playing Jean Harlow’s mother in a new play called “Something More Comfortable” about the last few days of the screen siren Jean Harlow’s very short life. Karolina Bassi worked for a government-contracting agency called TASC doing graphic design. She was featured in VCU’s annual juried graphic design show. Kelsey Soppet shadowed a general surgeon this past semester and got to scrub in on surgeries. She also taught after school events for elementary school kids to get them excited about chemistry and science in general.

2009 Class Agent: Virginia Falzon 10900 Pleasant Hill Drive Potomac, MD 20854 (240) 401-9749 vafalzon@gmail.com Class Secretary: Merrill Roth 8205 Falstaff Road McLean, VA 22102 (703) 821-1335 merrill.roth@gmail.com Merrill Roth is in her sophomore year at Cornell University and is a recent internal transfer from the College of Engineering to the College of Arts and Sciences to major in Information Science and French. She is extremely excited to be pledging Tri-Delta this fall and will be spending Monday and Wednesday nights pestering Cornell alumnus to donate to the Cornell Annual Fund. Courtney Fox is happily pursuing a double major in Music and Studies and Women and Gender; back together with Geoffrey; and just got back from a weekend in Northern Virginia to celebrate her mother’s (Catherine Fox, class of ’78) fiftieth birthday! She also misses Madeira tofu. Mandy Coston took a class in Bermuda on Marine Biology in June. Nina Yang is kicking off her sophomore year at the University of Illinois in UrbanaChampaign as a Resident Advisor in an all girls hall (no surprise there ;-P)! She is majoring in Industrial Design and minoring in Art History now.

Even though she likes college, she’s missing the city life as her school is in the middle of cornfields. So, hopefully she can intern in a place like New York City next summer! Sabeen Qureshi is now a Sophomore at the University of Houston and has decided to ditch Political Science and focus on Psychology. She will begin her first job this fall working as a teacher for ILEAP (Islamic Leadership Excellence Achievement Program) at her Mosque mentoring high school girls. She is excited to have achieved Deans List in her first year and gained entry into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars as well as Alpha Lambda Delta. She hopes to continue horseback riding when the weather in Texas decides to average below 100 degrees. No joke. Virginia Falzon left the hipster nation of Bryn Mawr College located in the ‘burbs of PA for the rolling hills and Amish land of Gambier, OH, also home to Kenyon College. No longer wearing her button up oxfords and critter shorts in shame, she has joined her preppy brethren, while incorporating the finer points of the hipster aesthetic. Even though she may be miles away from Obama-land, she is contemplating a major in political science (if my Capitol Hill supervisors were to hear this, they would die of shock. Literally). After going through preseason for field hockey, Virginia’s shoulder gave out: “It’s a chronic injury I’ve played with for years but I finally caved and went to a doctor after it popped out this summer. I’ll be sitting out this season on a redshirt and getting surgery in December.” While many wish for clothing or money for Xmas, Virginia will be asking Santa for a brand new shoulder! Blair St. Ledger Olson: Hey everyone, I’m currently in my 2nd year at Hollins University and still loving it. The all girls thing has yet to be a problem (and I’m pretty sure it comforts my boyfriend…) so that’s been fine. I’m taking a whopping 20 credits this semester and drowning in work but I’m sure it’ll all be worth it. As per usual, I’m showing for Hollins on the IHSA team just like I was doing at Madeira. I miss the Madeira horsies and Mama Wentz but I do love it here so I can’t complain. So basically, same old same old from Roanoke, VA. Min Kim is now a sophomore in Cornell University, and she is considering Economics

major. She just moved into a new apartment, and she is learning how to bake cookies and muffins. She is also taking swimming lessons. She is enjoying her busy life. She misses Madeira and plans to visit Mad again sometime soon. Delilah Ohrstrom: I’m in my second year at Bard College, and it is going quite well. Over the summer I interned with an independent filmmaker who lives in Delaplane, VA, and now this semester at school I am taking a narrative film production course. As you can see, I am hoping to one day have a successful career as a samurai. Danielle Stockton is enjoying her experiences as a sophomore at Brigham Young University. She is in the Honors program majoring in Political Science and minoring in journalism. Also, she is excited to be secretary of BYU College Republicans and a reporter for the student newspaper, the Daily Universe, not to mention cooking in her new apartment!

2010 Class Agent: Madeline “Maddie” Parks 2506 North 23rd Road Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 522-1115 Class Secretary: Jenna Pugrant 10499 Patrician Woods Court Great Falls, VA 22066 (703) 600-9285 Jenna.pugrant@gmail.com Only a few months out of Madeira and I am happy to report that the Class of 2010 is adjusting well to their new lives post graduation! Most of the Class of 2010 began college this fall and as exciting as it is, many girls have said that it’s strange not to be on Madeira’s campus. “I am missing Madeira very much,” said Minju Choi, who is at the University of Pennsylvania and spent the summer at home with family in Korea. “It still feels strange that I am not at 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA anymore!” While most girls are the only Madeira student to attend their college, some campuses are fortunate enough to have multiple Madeira 2010 graduates. Five Madeira 2010 graduates are at The University of Virginia together (Stephanie Himelfarb, Renee Mattox, Jamaica Parker, Claire Ryberg, and Brittany

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Groom, running into Seetha Ramanathan ’05, Kate Walton, Katie Kline and Kathleen Fallon at the young alumnae happy hour and then yesterday seeing Kristen Atkinson ’05 a block away from my apartment! Law school work is always going to be there, but it will be exciting over the coming months to meet up with my classmates and friends from the years ahead and behind me from Madeira.


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Whittington), whilst Colgate University and Dickinson College each welcomed four Madeira girls to their freshmen classes (Melissa Benton, Maddy Brown, Cameron Connell, and Annie Hines are at Colgate; and Carsen Anderson, Ashieda McKoy, Sarah Orloff, and Andrea Wright are at Dickinson). A few of the members of the Class of 2010 started their new adventures this fall off of typical college campuses. Erica Chang is studying abroad in Florence, Italy and taking classes through New York University. Erica says she’s been enjoying all of the beautiful views from the hilltop campus and having a fantastic time in the city taking advantage of the museums in the area. Taylor Davis will begin studying at Syracuse University in January. Until then, Taylor is staying near home and is busy working two jobs as she prepares to start school. Dani Rodriguez deferred a year from Boston University and went home to Haiti until December. She is working in Leogane clearing rubble, building the foundation for a school, mentoring children, developing water purification systems, and various other activities to help in the earthquake aftermath. Madeline Parks, along with her family and sister Micah Parks ’12, also visited Haiti this summer to provide medical relief to those in need. “The trip was definitely life changing in the sense that I was really able to see what I think I want to give the rest of my life to,” said Maddy. Maddy is currently enjoying her first semester at Furman University and is interested in pursuing engineering. Other summer traveling for the Class of 2010 included Brittany Whittington’s trip to Germany to visit family and friends. Coincidently, on her flight back home, Brittany sat next to a graduate from the class of 1989, who recognized Brittany’s class ring. Sarah Chow, Caroline Guensberg, Caroline Wattenmaker, and Andrea Wright spent three weeks of their summer vacation together abroad refining their language skills in various cities throughout Spain and France. Vipasha Sharma, who started at George Washington University in August, spent much of her time this summer traveling through Paris, Venice, and Rome, and India. Vipasha said she is really enjoying GW, even if it is really close to home, and is excited to report that she made the GW Bhangra dance team! Ana Olson spent some time with Mary Clare O’Donnell and Mary’s sister Julie ’12 in Ireland this summer. Ana wrote of her trip, “We ate tons of yummy breakfast sausages and toast (topped with heaps of really good Irish butter and jam) and traveled to Galway, Dublin (the Guinness factory!), and the Burren among other places.” Ana started classes at Brown University this fall, while Mary Clare started school at Haverford College. And I spent a few weeks of this summer backcountry backpacking through Alaska with a group of college students from around the country and had a wonderful time! If members of the Class of 2010 would like to contribute to Class Notes in the future, they can e-mail their news to

Births

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1990 A boy, Henry Philander “Phi” duPont, to Samantha Meyer duPont on July 14, 2010 1992 A boy, Max, to Emma Kress on April 29, 2010 1992 A boy, Cole William, to Ellen Straub Deebel on March 29, 2010 1992 A boy, Zeller “Z” Durant, to Blair Clark Schoeb on August 18, 2010 1994 A boy, Jack William, to India Dozier Rows on March 29, 2010 1998 A boy, James “Jace” Wallace Harvey IV, to Claire Rosebush Harvey on June 13, 2010 1999 A boy, Reid Maurice, to Kally Vafiadis Walton on June 30, 2010 2000 A boy, August “Gus” Appleton Hilyard, to Lauren Rosebush Hilyard on June 19, 2010 2000 A girl, Evelyn Marte, to Cara Wright on August 7, 2010 1958 Leslie Meek Wileman to Warren Anthony Fitch on June 18, 2010 1970 Alva Greenberg to Anthony Collins on June 5, 2010 1981 Kim Hughes to Steve Moazed on August 21, 2010 1991 Mona Touma to Mark Elliot on April 17, 2010 1997 Meghan Stalker to Brian Wood May 23, 2010 1997 Andrea Press to Kevin Yue August 14, 2010 1997 Sarah Chasnovitz to Josh Frederick September 5, 2010 1999 Adrienne Coleon to Devon Gaskell on August 28, 2010 2000 Maya Dutt to Jonas Sherr on August 15, 2010 2000 Polly Morton to Mike Wood in June 2010 2000 Courtney Homan-Jones to Raymond Wolff in June 2010 2000 Mattie “Ming” Thompson to Daniel Mattingly on August 18, 2010 2002 Carly Davenport to Chris Ferris in July 2010 2004 Kelcey Moore to Michael Moriarty on July 31, 2010 2004 Tyler Morris to Geoff White in June 2010 2004 Kelley Safford Brown to Jabari Brown on May 22, 2010 2004 Chaney Shafferman to Charlie Widmer on May 15, 2010 1930 Jean Christie died on June 16, 2010 1933 Rosemary Heenan Durant died on July 29, 2010 1944 Jane Macatee Davidson died on June 15, 2010, cousin of Mary Macatee Donaldson ’26 and Gertrude Macatee Butler ’27 1944 Lisette Littlehales Roberts died on June 25, 2010, mother of Lisette Beauregard Lewis ’69 1948 Elisabeth Barber Martin died on April 3, 2010, sister of Mary Barber Piper ’42. 1949 Joan Babcock died on June 23, 2010, cousin of Mary Mory Eldridge ’37 and Barbara Mory Pratt ’40 1952 Ann Lindsay Gardner died on August 26, 2010, daughter of Ellen Voorhies Lindsay ’23, sister of Ellen Lindsay Dern ’49. 1958 Anita King Wilson died on May 3, 2010, sister of Francesca “Kina” King Cline ’56 and Helen King Woodhouse ’65, cousin of Gail Grant Slingluff ’55, Gladys Porter Gifford ’56, and Lilla White Woodhouse ’58 1961 Michaele “Moxie” Moxham Henderson died on July 18, 2010, niece of Zara Moxham Smoll ’26 1970 Faith Semmes died on June 15, 2010, sister of Virginia Semmes Craven ’76, niece of Mary Semmes Scripps ’43 and Valerie Semmes MacLeod ’37, cousin of Joanne Danehower Findahl ’48, Valerie Smith Holberton ’62, and Dorothy Smith ’65 FALL2010

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