ALUMNI NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2011 Friday, April 18, 2014

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The Allen-Stevenson Alumni Council (ASAC) has begun the process of building a professional network. We hope to create a platform that will allow young alumni to seek help with their careers or ongoing schools. Making this effective requires the use of existing platforms like Linkedin and Facebook. Please take a moment to list A-S as one of your affiliations. In addition, please make sure your information is up to date on the Allen-Stevenson website: Serving as a resource for fellow alumni is a gratifying way to help the A-S community.


Simon Wasserberger '85

President, Alumni Council



As I see it...

Dear Alumni,
Cold and snowy January has kept most of us indoors here on 78th Street, and yesterday afternoon I found myself in the School’s Assembly Hall looking down on an Allen-Stevenson Buckley wrestling match. The Assembly Hall converts magically for these matches, and one can sit in the three-sided balcony and get an unobstructed view of all the action in the pit below.  I like wrestling for its simple rituals, its arcane vocabulary, and the steady stream of advice that descends upon the struggling boys, but I especially like the way it tests a boy’s mettle--his skills, his strength and his spirit--as he stands alone on the mat facing a boy of equal weight.  I was proud of the way our wrestlers carried themselves, on the mat and off, win or lose, and yesterday they did most of the winning as the home team bested the visitors in matches won and in total team points. Credit for the School’s strong wrestling program goes to Spanish teacher and coach Glenn Rodriguez.  When Mr. Rodriquez began in 2004 there were 20 boys wrestling in the Middle and Upper Schools and now there are 65.  He's also bringing along Lower School boys in his afterschool and summer program, Grapplin' Gorillas. (No, you can’t join.) There's a real enthusiasm for wrestling at the School, we're winning more, and about a third of the wrestlers continue in secondary school.  Mr. Rodriguez proudly told me this morning that four members of the Class of 2008 will be wrestling in college programs next year. Impressive!
Oh yes, a reminder that this year’s alumni event (March 11th and 12th) will highlight the role athletics has played in the life of the School.  Many of your old coaches have been invited.
Reunion classes this year: 
1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
1936 1946 1956 1966 1976 1986 1996 2006
See you then.

David Kersey h'98
Member of our faculty since 1969 


Class Parties for Reunion Classes

Parties are off-site and independently organized by class representatives.



Desmond Cole Reservoir Run

8:45 am to register

All alumni and families invited.
This is a new event this year!
Please join us at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue for the revival of an old A-S tradition. Rain or Shine!


Events at the School

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

All alumni and families invited.

  • Alumni dodgeball, kickball & basketball games & pizza
  • Rehearsals of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience
  • Open house: tours of building and coffee & bagels


The Main Event

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All alumni & guests invited.

Alumni Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner for all classes.

  • Celebration of Athletics at Allen-Stevenson
  • Invited honored guests include former athletics coaches
  • Slide show of past sports teams and athletics highlights


Alumni Hockey Game 2010


On December 10th, eighteen alumni and current parents gathered at Chelsea Piers for this annual Alumni Hockey Game. It was a friendly, but spirited competition that ended with a score of 2-0. Many thanks to Coach Phil Amplo, the players, and spectators at this year’s game.



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Alumni Highlights

Thatcher Wine '87

(, a former internet entrepreneur, now creates custom book collections and decorative "book solutions."  He is based out of Boulder, CO, and was recently featured on the front page of the Home & Garden section of The New York Times.


Online Directory

Please take the time to update your information in the online directory.


Login to the Allen-Stevenson website and click on MY PROFILE in the left-hand navigation. Please contact if you have any questions.

Alumni Events

For a printable list, please click here.


Alumni Reunion

Weekend 2011

Friday, March 11th and
Saturday, March 12th

Click here for Events and Schedule.





ASAC Meeting

May 5th, 6:00 pm

Alumni Dodgeball Game

Thursday, May 26th, 6:00 pm


Off to College Party for the Class of 2008

Monday, June 6th, 6:00 pm



Email if interested.


Annual Fund

Alumni participation has increased 4% over the past two years to 18%!


Thank you so much for your support.


We are pushing to get to 20% this year.


Please help us.


Make your gift today and encourage a classmate, friend, or brother to do the same by forwarding this newsletter to him.


Blue & Gold

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Email Monique Lowitt, Director of Alumni Relations. 

More Alumni News

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Michael Eisner '57 discussed his evolving role as author and new-media entrepreneur recently with WSJ Magazine.


Jeremy Ben-Ami '77 ( was quoted in a New York Times op-ed column about his organization, J Street, and activities in Israel.


Peter Kellner '84’s non-profit organization, Endeavor, was featured in WSJ Magazine. Endeavor seeks to equip Latin American entrepreneurs with the tools they need to expand.


Jorge Ramon '85 ( is the co-host of The Look on mun2 (Channel 42 in NYC), also viewable online at


Chris Goodman's '86 nephew, David Bensimon, just moved to NY from Paris and joined the Fifth Grade at Allen-Stevenson.


David Herzberg '89 ( and his wife, Elizabeth, have a new baby girl, Kate Nina Herzberg, born December 7th.


Jason Kraus '98 ( is currently living and working in NYC as a visual artist.


Benjamin Kraus '04 ( writes: “I am about to graduate with honors in mathematics and economics from Claremont McKenna College as a Robert Day scholar. I start at Morgan Stanley as an equity volatility trader in July.”








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