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April 23–26, 2009

Reunions 2009: Return, Remember, Rediscover

2009 The Madeira School 8328 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22102-1200

Reunions 2009: Return, Remember, Rediscover April 23–26, 2009

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Reunions 2009: Return, Remember, Rediscover Reunions 2009 will be a time to join classmates from years ending in a 4 or 9 and come together to celebrate all Madeira has to offer. With School in session and current students on campus, Madeira alumnae, reunion and non-reunion years, are welcome to Greenway to experience the Madeira community and to reconnect with sister alumnae and friends.

What Miss Madeira told her graduates in 1939 about Greenway’s beauty is still true today:

“It will come back to you very vividly, very often when you are in [a] vacant or pensive mood. Other memories will come, too, of friends, of classmates, of teachers… But no memory will be more vivid than the charm of Madeira.” — Strong in Her Girls: The Madeira School Centennial History, 1906 – 2006

During the weekend, Madeira alumnae, family, and friends, have the opportunity to engage with the campus and the entire Madeira community as you enjoy:

Make plans to join class-

Alumnae Lives & Legacies:

Madeira with one of Madeira’s

requests, Reunion Class Dinners

mates and friends for

The weekend includes two

master teachers.

are now on campus! Enjoy a

Reunion 2009: April 23–26

opportunities to hear from sis-

to celebrate the place that

ter alumnae. During Friday’s

Friday Class Gatherings:

mates and friends without the

Decade Reflection Panel you

Friday evening is open for

hassle of having to leave cam-

will hear of Madeira’s rich his-

classes to gather off campus

pus. Classes will have individ-

tory through the memories and

following an on-campus cock-

ual locations on campus to

experiences of classmates.

tail hour. Please coordinate

eat, drink, and be merry with Madeira friends!

is etched in your heart. All alumnae are invited to be a part of this special weekend to reminisce,

special dinner with your class-

Madeira alumnae from each

with your Reunion class com-

reconnect, and rediscover

decade will share stories of

mittee for location and time.


what Madeira was like during

Bonfire on the Bluff: Following

their time here. Saturday you

Red-White Afternoon Activities:

dinner on Saturday evening we

will hear from alumnae who are

Saturday afternoon will be a

invite you to the bluff behind

involved with the stewardship

time to unwind and explore

the Chapel/Auditorium for a

of the earth and environment.

Madeira in a way you never

bonfire and dessert.

have before. Join Heidi Santner Class Visits & Campus Tours:

Freeman ’89 for a hike and ex-

As you can tell, there is some-

Although there have been many

plore some of Madeira’s hidden

thing for everyone! You are

changes to Madeira’s campus,

mysteries. If a tour by auto is

invited and welcome to join

the beauty in and out of the

more your speed, join Assistant

us for the entire weekend or

classrooms remains the same.

Head of School Meredyth Cole

even just a small part. Return,

Alumnae will visit classes with

and drive to the far reaches of

remember and rediscover

current Madeira students and

campus. Additional activities in-

Madeira by celebrating your

see campus with a STAR (STu-

clude a ride on the zipwire and

reunion. Whether it is your

dent Admission Representative).

teambuilding activities offered

5th or 50th, it will be a time

by Inner Quest Inc. or a visit to

for creating and sharing many

the barn.

memories. We look forward

Master Class: Step back into the classroom and experience what learning is like today at

to personally welcoming you Reunion Class Celebration

back to Greenway for

Dinners: After many alumnae

Madeira’s Reunion 2009!


1949 Virginia de Ganahl Russell 1959 Nina Lapsley Alexander Betsy Day Bolton Bunny Morris Clark June Kalijarvi Conway Betsy Rowe Costle Carol Wood Duell Deedee Lockwood Forbes Nancy Hale Hoyt Kimmy Timolat Short 1964 Margo Heun Bradford Tink Beal Davis Lark Lovering Mary McLean 1969 Pat Middleton Blood Kyle Carney Lyn Alford Cason Emily Fisher Sharon Ingham Horal Claudine Kuhn Klose Simki Mattern Kuznick Fumiko Masuzawa

Julia O’Brien Carlin Vickery Perry Carpenter Wheelock 1974 Mary Boney Clark B.J. Murchison Coffman Kate Phillips Connolly Francie von Stade Downing Jane Forbes Harris Lisa Wray Longino Liz Brown Meyer Susie Stabler Paneyko Joan Cobb Pettit Marjorie Smith Julia Davis Stafford Holly Pepper White 1984 Angela Davis Laura Walton Hirschfeld Gina Melin Pam Parker Jill Roberts Paige Williams Smith Thankful Vanderstar Alison Vest Ana Webb-Smith Phi-Phi Moore Wiley

1989 Heidi Santner Freeman Alison Malawer Holmes Ann Renzy Maclean Perry Smith Marshall Adrienne Thompson 1994 Joanna Franco Jeannette Pugh Mock Jessica Mazur Pyhtila 1999 Alex Cooley Emily Crane Danielle De Arment Donohue Megan Fineman Holt Collier Lumpkin Nell Maceda Katherine Piggott-Tooke Maya Scott Joanie Taylor 2004 Courtney Gorrell Chrissy Previti

Reunions Celebrate the Past. Reunion Gifts Secure the Future. Whether or not you are able to attend Reunions 2009, you can always honor your classmates, your class and your school by supporting your reunion class gift through a gift to The Madeira Fund. While celebrating this special milestone in your life, you can also have a lasting impact on the future of Madeira and her girls. To make a gift online, please visit or The Madeira

call 703.556.8221 or 800.893.2419. Thank you! See you in April.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Lucy & Co. (The Madeira School Store) will be open until 5:00 p.m. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Alumnae Legacy Cocktails

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Legacy Dinner Hosted by the Alumnae Relations and Admissions Offices in honor of current Madeira girls and all alumnae with legacy connections

Lucy & Co. (The Madeira School Store) will be open 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. A Hospitality Area will be available in the Student Center Lounge. 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reunions Registration

Student Center

7:50 – 8:55 a.m.

Class Visits

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Class Visits Campus Tours

9:50 – 10:35 a.m.

Class Visits Campus Tours

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Elisabeth Griffith Women’s Leadership Lecture Series Speaker

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with the Headmistress

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Master Class for Alumnae

1:50 – 2:35 p.m.

Class Visits Campus Tours

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Panel: Madeira Girls Have Something To Say Student Life at Madeira

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Panel: Alumnae Lives and Legacies

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Alumnae Memorial Service

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Main Living Room

7:30 p.m. Elisabeth Griffith’s Home

Golden Reunion Celebration Dinner for the Class of 1959 Class Gatherings Off Campus Coordinate with your reunion class committee



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Lucy & Co. (The Madeira School Store) will be open 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. A Hospitality Area will be available in the Student Center Lounge. 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reunions Registration

Student Center

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Breakfast Available in the Student Center/Dining Hall

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Alumnae Gathering: State of the School Headmistress Elisabeth Griffith and Board President Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel: Alumnae Lives and Legacies

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Picnic Lunch Greenway Society Pining / Reunion Class Giving Kudos

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Alumnae Tea Hosted by the Black Student Union

2:00 p.m.

Red-White Afternoon Activities Explore Hidden Greenway Hike with Heidi Santner Freeman ’89 Driving Tour of campus with Assistant Head of School Meredyth Cole Back to the Barn: Visit the stables Zipwire and teambuilding activities offered by Inner Quest Inc. A Look Back in Time-Identify people and places in archival photographs

5:00 – 5:40 p.m.

Gathering with the Headmistress for the Class of 1969

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception

6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

An Evening of Arts at Madeira

Chapel Auditorium

Seated performance begins

7:30 p.m.

Silver Reunion Celebration Dinner for the Class of 1984

Elisabeth Griffith’s Home

The Land

Red and White Reunion Celebration Dinner for the Class of 1999

Various locations on campus

Reunion Class Celebration Dinners

9:00 pm

Bonfire and Dessert on the Bluff

Chapel Auditorium Bluff



10:00 a.m. – Noon Elisabeth Griffith’s Home

Farewell Brunch

REGISTRATION We expect strong attendance for Reunions 2009 — please help us make your return to Greenway an enjoyable one by returning your registration materials no later than Monday, March 23, by mail or fax (703.893.1532), via phone (703.556.8221), or online at It is essential that all alumnae and guests formally register to participate in any facet of Reunions 2009.

FEES AND CANCELLATIONS • The weekend fee of $125 per person covers the cost for each individual to participate in all of the on campus activities and includes the cost of breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and dinners offered on campus during the weekend. • A discounted rate of $65 per person has been established for the Class of 2004. • A fee of $75 per person is required if you are attending ONLY your Reunion Class Celebration Dinner on campus with your class.

The registration deadline is March 23 and all fees are payable in advance. Cancellations received prior to April 1 will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds can be made for cancellations received after April 1.

HOTEL INFORMATION The Madeira School has established room blocks at a special rate for the weekend at two hotels: Westin Tysons Corner 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043 Please contact the Westin directly for room reservations at 703.893.1340 or 1-800-937-8461 and make your reservation as The Madeira School Reunion. The rate is $99 per night. Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102 The room rate is $89 for a room with a king and $99 for a room with two double beds. To make your reservation by phone please contact 1-800 HILTONS or (703) 847-5000 and request the Hilton McLean in Tysons. Reservations can be secured under the group name The Madeira School or group code MDR. To make your reservation online please visit Select the dates you wish to make the reservation for and click GO. Scroll down to SPECIAL ACCOUNTS and enter MDR in the Group/Convention ďŹ eld. You will then be able to select the type of room you would like to book and continue securing your reservation. Other area hotels, at which Madeira does not hold room blocks, include: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Virginia, 703.448.1234 Residence Inn by Marriott—Tysons Corner 8616 Westwood Center Dr, Vienna, Virginia, 703.893.0120 Ritz-Carlton 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, Virginia, 703.506.4300

TRAVEL INFORMATION If you are traveling by air or train to the Washington metropolitan area for Reunions 2009, we hope the following information is helpful. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) National is approximately thirty minutes from Madeira and is Metro accessible. The nearest Metro stop to Madeira is West Falls Church on the Orange Line. ( Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) Dulles is approximately thirty minutes from Madeira. ( Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) BWI is approximately one hour from Madeira. ( Union Station Amtrak trains terminating at Union Station are Metro accessible. The nearest Metro stop to Madeira is West Falls Church on the Orange Line. (

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Private Executive Services Contact James Jones at 703.975.7920 or for private car service. Shuttle Service Madeira will provide shuttle service from the Hilton McLean and The Westin to campus throughout each day. Shuttle service will also be provided for the 25th and 50th classes for their Celebration Dinners and for the Farewell Brunch at Elisabeth Griffith’s home on Sunday. A complete schedule of pick-up and drop-off times will be available at the hotels and the Reunions Registration desk.

ATTIRE The dress for Reunions 2009 is both comfortable and casual. Don’t forget to pack your Red and White and, as always, come prepared to do a good bit of walking around campus. The weather in Virginia in April can be unpredictable. We suggest you bring a light sweater and an umbrella, just in case!


ARRIVAL When you arrive on campus, check in at the Student Center to receive your nametag, weekend program, and other important information that you will need for programs and events. PLEASE NOTE: For security purposes, your nametag must be worn at all times. Your nametag will be necessary to attend all on and off campus events.

ALUMNAE OFFICE We look forward to receiving your

Office hours are Monday through Friday

registration by Monday, March 23 and

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

seeing you on campus April 23–26. Holland Williams ’83 Please do not hesitate to contact

Director of Alumnae Relations and Reunion Giving

the Alumnae Office with any


questions at:

The Madeira School

Kelly Brown

Alumnae and Development Office

Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations

8328 Georgetown Pike


McLean, Virginia 22102

703.556.8221 800.893.2419

703.893.1532 (fax)

Facebook page: Madeira Alumnae

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