Dear Alumni Each year I donate money to Stratton Mountain School for a couple of reasons. For one thing, I loved the experience I had at SMS as a student. I can also honestly say that I would not be where I am today had I not learned a number of valuable lessons at SMS, and made connections with many of the people at or through the school who have helped me develop professionally. Donating to SMS is one of the ways I like to show my gratitude for those things. I’m guessing many of you share these sentiments, and yet the annual giving from alumni doesn’t reflect that. A year ago, Stratton Mountain School decided that one of the reasons for this was that a lot of us had become disenfranchised for various reasons: living too far away, not connected to skiing or snowboarding anymore, can’t imagine a school with a library that doesn’t turn into a swimming pool each spring. Last November, we formed an official Alumni Association, with Kate Davenport Krehbiel ‘91 as the Alumni Association Vice President along with myself as President. This year we’ll host a number of parties and events throughout the country to bring alumni together. These events are an opportunity to reconnect and reestablish a tie to each other and to the school. For the 40th anniversary of the school, we’re hoping each alumnus will donate $40. If you can give more, great. If you only feel comfortable donating a little bit, that’s fine, too. Any amount helps the school flourish and continue to be a place we can all be proud to be a part of. Regardless, I hope you can join us for at least one of these alumni events this year (go to gosms.org/alumni for details). I hope to see you all soon. Gordy Megroz ‘94 SMS Alumni Association President
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