|GOLF, TENNIS ANYONE?
The 36th Annual McDonogh Golf Classic, Tennis Tournament, and Auction will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 at The Suburban Club in Baltimore. We encourage individuals and businesses to participate in the golf and - new this year - tennis outing by playing and/or sponsoring.
This year's auction will feature items such as:
- A four- to seven-night stay at a 9-bedroom home in Cartagena, Colombia. The home sleeps 18-26. Donated by Jorge Delgado '66
- Two days of tennis training for two at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. Donated by Laddie Levy '63
- Two 2012 U.S. Open Tennis tickets including breakfast or lunch with Pam Shriver '79
- Two Ravens football tickets. Donated by Karl Lehmann '84
- Golf for four at The Suburban Club
- Photography portrait session with Nicole Chryst '98
If you have items to donate to the auction, please contact Jen Corrigan, associate head of advancement for alumni relations, at [email protected].
Player and sponsor registration is now open!
|YOUR CHANCE AT THE MASTERS
Who will wear the green jacket and capture the 2012 Masters championship? Here's your chance to witness it in person. McDonogh's alumni association is selling raffle tickets for two passes to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday round at the 2012 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. The prize also includes all-day food and drink at the Lodge. Only 200 tickets are being sold at $50 each.
To buy your raffle tickets, contact Jen Corrigan at 410-581-4772 or [email protected] before September 26. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of McDonogh's Golf Classic. Winner need not be present.
|MCDONOGH HONORS ITS OWN
On Saturday, November 5 at 12 noon, before the start of the 96th annual McDonogh/Gilman football game, this year's Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at our Spirit Brunch.
Congratulations to DSA recipients Sharon Bradford, longtime administrative assistant to the athletic department, and Charlie Monk '67, former trustee and board president, and to Hall of Fame inductees Brian Antonelli '92, Anders Fristedt '96, Merritt Waskey Livermore '91, Derek McEwen '85, Streett Moore (coach), Katie Nelson '01, Jed Prossner '01, Randy Reinhold '56, Rob Scherr '99, Pam Soliman '91, and Steve Sullivan '90.
After the Spirit Brunch, plan to stop by the Alumni Association's hospitality tent located near the football field and cheer on the Eagles at the 96th annual match-up against Gilman. Game time is 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.
|2011-2012 ALUMNI CALENDAR
We hope to see you this year, on or off campus
Orange & Black Alumni Luncheon
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Christopher Daniel Restaurant, Baltimore
Alumni Exhibit Featuring Work by David Fulton-Howard '04 and Danny Greenberg '07
September 14 to October 14, 2011
Tuttle Gallery, Lyle Building
36th Annual McDonogh Golf Classic, Tennis Tournament & Auction
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Suburban Club, Baltimore
Friday, October 7, 2011
Race for the Cure
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Homecoming (Spirit Brunch, McDonogh/Gilman Football Game, Alumni Tent)
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Young Alumni Thanksgiving Day Breakfast (2008-2012)
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Orange & Black Alumni Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, December 7, 2011
Baltimore Young Alumni Gathering (1992-2007)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28, 2011
Memorial Day Service
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Orange & Black Alumni Luncheon
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Regional events are still being planned. Check the alumni calendar online for updates.
|CAMPAIGN AND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
The $75 million McDonogh Forever Campaign officially kicked off in November 2011, and the campus is already beginning to transform. Here is the latest:
- In early June, Doyles Woods House was demolished and trees along Woods Road were cleared to make way for a storm water management pond. The pond is still being excavated.
- The baseball field renovations are complete.
- Dump trucks galore have been depositing topsoil for the various construction projects.
- The two homes across from the dining hall are ready to be razed. Parking lots will occupy this space as well as Field #7 behind the R-L Center.
- The sub-pad and turf for Field #5 are being installed.
- The Lower School's turf playground should be complete in mid-August.
- BGE has been moving the utility poles in order for the widening of McDonogh Road to begin.
- Installation of the traffic signal at Woods and McDonogh Roads has been delayed until a design is approved to construct a culvert under the road.
- Fencing has been installed to keep pedestrians safe.
When funding is in place, construction of the Naylor Building for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will start, followed a few months later by the St. John Student Center. Demolition of Lamborn Hall and the construction of the Rosenberg Campus Green will then follow. If all goes as planned, students and faculty will occupy these new spaces in the fall of 2013.
The nearly $63 million raised to date includes the stunning $30 million challenge grant from the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation as well as pledges to be paid over extended periods.
For up-to-date information on the campaign, visit www.mcdonogh.org/campaign.
REUNION WEEKEND RECAP
Reunion Weekend on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 provided a perfect opportunity for alumni to reconnect. There were events galore, including the Cum Laude induction ceremony with former Headmaster and alumnus Bill Mules '59 delivering the address, 'Then & Now' with alumni and third graders, campus tours, classroom visits, an evening cocktail party, alumni games, and close to 500 guests of all ages at Saturday's crab feast and picnic. On Saturday evening, classes ending in 1 and 6 gathered at venues all over Baltimore for their individual reunion parties.
Cavalry and riding alumni celebrated their history on horseback at the first-ever Cavalry Reunion during the day on Saturday. Members of the cavalry from the classes of 1935 to 1974 recalled their unique roles in the semi-military program. Riders from the 70s through today also came to celebrate. The group dedicated a brick patio adjacent to the new Eagle's Nest indoor riding arena. Current riders also honored Streett Moore for his 25 years as director of McDonogh Riding.
Save the date for next year's reunion: April 27 & 28, 2012.
View Friday's photos
View Saturday's photos
View Saturday class party photos
View Saturday's Cavalry Reunion and Patio Dedication photos
MEMORABLE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
On Thursday, May 26, the McDonogh community gathered around Memorial Court for its annual tribute remembering alumni who died in military service. However, this year was different as ten alumni veterans joined as the school's special guests, invoking an emotional response by many.
Lower schoolers thanked alumni veterans by singing "The Memorial Day Song" and after the ceremony, students and guests visited the Alumni Memorial Field House lobby, where Butch Maisel '72 displayed four tables of WWII equipment.
Read more and view photos
|ISO CLASS AGENTS
You know who you are: You still stay connected with the majority of your classmates. You still love the school. You'd love to volunteer but don't exactly know how. We've got your answer. Consider becoming a class agent and:
- solicit class notes for the magazine
- help the alumni office gather current contact information on classmates
- help with annual giving
Jen Corrigan would love to hear from you and will help you through this rewarding process. Contact Jen at [email protected] or 410-581-4772.
Share Your News for the Fall Magazine
Submit your news for the Class News section of McDonogh magazine, fall 2011. Email the information by August 23 to Lynn McKain, editor, at [email protected] Send digital photos, too: at least 300 dpi or 1MB.
| "IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK"
With two new buildings to be constructed soon, it's time to share memories of classrooms, halls, gyms past and present. Were you one of those middle-schoolers to whom Helen Hurst read a novel aloud in her classroom? Did you perform in Eddie's Gym or Moreland Auditorium? Did you listen to the Baltimore Symphony play in Memorial Field House? Were you there for the first meal served in Lamborn Hall?
Tell us more. Submit your recollections--about any spot on campus--for the fall issue of McDonogh magazine, "If these walls could speak." Email editor Lynn McKain by August 23.
| CONSIDER McDONOGH IN YOUR PLANNED GIVING
Did you know that the IRA Charitable Rollover has been extended through 2011? If you're 70 1/2 or older, this is a wonderful opportunity to make a gift to the school as it:
- is excluded from your gross income
- counts toward your required minimum distribution
- is a simple way to make a gift from one of your major assets
For more information on this opportunity or for other planned giving options, contact Director of Gift Planning Barry Rollins at 410-581-4771 or [email protected].
We did it! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, The McDonogh Fund had a record-breaking year, and we exceeded our goal of $1.6 million. Giving from our alumni increased both in total dollars and participation. Thank you, McDonogh alumni, for your generous and thoughtful support!
|ALUMNI ON FACEBOOK
Join the other 1200+ alums and become a fan of the McDonogh School Alumni Facebook page. Keep current on what's up, post your own news, view photos, and visit The Wall at www.facebook.com/mcdonogh.alumni.
| LINKEDIN ALUMNI GROUP
Build your professional networking contacts with other alumni by joining the McDonogh School Alumni group at www.linkedin.com.
| ONLINE DIRECTORY FOR ALUMNI
If you have never checked out our Online Alumni Community Directory, or if you need to update your information, pleasevisit it now. You can also:
- find contact information for classmates, alumni and faculty
- career network with other alumni
- submit and view class notes and photos
- stay connected with McDonogh School
Spread the word to classmates!