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•For the past 5+ years, alumni giving to the school’s Annual Campaign has exceeded National Association of Independent Schools average levels of participation for PS-8 schools. Even if they are in high school or college, our alums continue to make giving back to St. Anne’s a personal priority. The same is true for alumni parents, where support for the school annually exceeds national averages. This generosity is vital to our current and future programs and sustainability. • Annually, including this year, alums and their parents return to campus for events like wine tasting, alumni lacrosse games, social gatherings, guest speakers, and special events. For example, over 70 high school students took time out of a busy January weekday night to come to the post-holiday party in order to catch up with friends, former teachers and staff. This is highly unusual for a PS-8 day school! We obviously work hard on our end to strengthen and maintain our alumni relationships. St. Anne’s benefits from a strong, dedicated and hardworking Alumni Board of 8+ alumni representing various classes. They plan various events, send care packages to alums entering college, help maintain the St. Anne’s Facebook page, and generally facilitate healthy communication. This kind of alumni commitment and leadership is rare among PS-8 schools. We also annually survey alumni as freshmen and seniors in high school to gather feedback regarding everything from their level of preparation for high school to suggestions for activities and ways to improve connections. We visit 1-2 different area high schools each year to host a lunch for attending alumni and to catch up. And our website includes a dedicated alumni site for information and updates. It is clear to see that our alumni and alumni parents remain a vital and valuable part of our St. Anne’s community and the daily life on this campus, even years after their official graduation. It is yet another blessing of being a Cyclone, and it highlights the adage that, “You can take them out of St. Anne’s, but you can’t take the St. Anne’s out of them.”

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