a toast to Pace alumni 60
KnightTimes | Spring 2019
ON MARCH 15, more than 250 alumni, faculty and friends gathered at The Fairmont for the Pace Academy Alumni Association’s sixth annual Knight Cap. The primary alumni fundraiser of the year, the 2019 Knight Cap raised more than $32,000 for The Pace Alumni Fund, which benefits need-based financial aid. Pace's financial-aid resources enable students with financial need to participate fully in the Pace experience by assisting with the cost of everything from books and tuition to school-sponsored college tours and AP exam fees. Guests enjoyed scrumptious food from Carlyle's Catering, owned by WALT TORBERT '97, MARY TORBERT ATKINSON '99 and BEN TORBERT '05, entertainment by the Elegant Bachelors, and a silent auction that included bourbon, jewelry and art by alumni and faculty. BRITT JACKSON GRIFFIN ’00 and ANDREW GRIFFIN ’99 and NATALIE UNDERWOOD SHIRLEY ’01 and BLAKE SHIRLEY ’01 co-chaired the event, which was made possible by the 2019 Knight Cap committee and many generous event sponsors. All alumni are invited to join the Alumni Association for the 2020 Knight Cap on Friday, Feb. 21. If you are interested in helping plan or promote next year’s event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.