|ALUMNI NEWSLETTER APRIL 2011
||Wednesday, April 16, 2014
1ST DESMOND COLE HONORARY RESERVOIR RUN
About 20 alumni, friends and teachers ran the 1.8 mile bridle path around the Central Park reservoir in crisp 42 degree weather. Traditionalists favored the tight 1.6 mile path around the fence from the Desmond Cole era. But popularity of the park necessitated the bridle path for most of our runners. They were joined by the Allen-Stevenson mascot, the Unicorn.
DAYTIME OPEN HOUSE & ALUMNI SPORTS
More than 80 alumni and relatives returned to the School during the day for full octane basketball with alumni and faculty/staff players, very spirited dodgeball, and nostalgic kickball on the roof. Eighth and ninth grade students gave tours of the building that many alumni hadn’t seen since they left. Current students rehearsed Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Patience” as former students remembered who had each part in their era. Alumni children played with drums in the music room as parents caught up with friends over coffee.
THE MAIN EVENT
In the evening, alumni joined by current and former teachers had cocktails in the Assembly Hall. They were entertained by a Celebration of Athletics including remarks by current Athletic Director, Rich Alifano, a photo montage of team photos, sports candids, and photos of former coaches, as well as nine former coaches as special guests. Monica Matthew, Chef Charlie and the rest of the kitchen team cooked up a delicious buffet dinner and reunion classes caught up on many years.
FRIDAY NIGHT CLASS PARTIES
Seven classes (1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001) also celebrated with their own class parties Friday night in restaurants and bars around the city.
As I see it...
As you can see from the pictures, the Alumni Weekend was a great hit. It seems to get better each year and is increasingly becoming a real weekend event. On Friday evening, reunion classes gathered in various restaurants and bars around the city to catch up with old friends and on Saturday there was a run around the Reservoir, a very high level basketball game in the gym, the usual dodgeball craziness and kickball on the roof, and the opportunity to watch one of the final rehearsals of this year’s Gilbert and Sullivan, Patience, in the Assembly Hall. (This month’s picture finds me among a gaggle of lovesick maidens.) On Saturday evening coaches, old and new, joined their former charges in a celebration of the School’s athletic program. It was hard to tell who was more delighted to be back—the old coaches or the old boys. Next year’s reunion classes are those ending in a 2 or a 7 – 2007, 2002, 1997 and so forth. Hope to see you there next year.
Special Thanks to Reunion Chairs
Charles Ashdown, Robert Burge, John Carr
Evan Goldfischer, Eric Rothstein
Brooke Connell, Chris Goodman, Louis Rose, Tony Woods
Charles Allen, Jamie Magid, Van Furniss
Chris Hamilton, Tristan Howard, Liam Millhiser
Michael Melnitzky, Will Milne, Ben Ross
If you would like to receive a reunion t-shirt, please email Monique Lowitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Put "Reunion t-shirt please" in the subject line and include your name, mailing address, and size (S, M, L, XL, XXL).
“Oh, the Places
Scholarship Fund Benefit
583 Park Avenue (space managed by brothers, Louis Rose ’86 and Berton Rose ’97)
- Master of Ceremonies: Jorge Ramon '85
- Entertainment featuring Tristan Howard '96 and his sketch comedy troupe, a short film with alumni reflections on Allen-Stevenson, and Freddy Gonzalez '01 with his band.
Contact Ryann Galloway with questions, 212-606-0890.
Upper School Orchestra & Chorus Concert
Thursday, April 28th, 11:00am, the A-S Philharmonia and US Chorus will perform at Alice Tully Hall. All alumni are welcome. There is no charge for this event and RSVPs are not required.
May 5th, 6:00 pm - All Alumni welcome.
Alumni Dodgeball Game
Thursday, May 26th, 6:00 pm
Off to College Party for the Class of 2008
Monday, June 6th, 6:00 pm
Annual Fund Facts
Total Annual Fund:
- 2010-11 Total Goal $2.2 Million
Alumni Annual Fund:
- Alumni Giving to date $212,492
- Alumni Giving Goal $400,000
- Alumni Participation to date 8%
- Alumni Participation Goal 20%
Alumni participation is paramount to the success of the School.
Please help Allen-Stevenson
by giving today to help support the many aspects of an
Allen-Stevenson education. Donations of any size matter.
Log in to the Allen-Stevenson website and click on MY PROFILE in the left-hand navigation. Please contact email@example.com
if you have any questions.
Blue & Gold
Please tell us what you think of Blue & Gold.
Email Monique Lowitt
, Director of Alumni Relations.
The Allen-Stevenson School | 132 East 78th Street | New York, NY 10075 | 212-288-6710