| REUNION WEEKEND 2015|
Thursday, April 23-Sunday, April 26
Join us in April for the many opportunities to celebrate and reunite with members of your McDonogh family.
Thursday evening, we will honor the following Athletic Hall of Fame inductees:
- Diana L. Owens '84
- Alan T. Robinson '87
- David Lunn, Jr. '00
- Zachary H. Johns '02
- Mary Beth Creed Todd '02
- Anthony L. Lott '05
- Tristram R. Thomas '05
- Stephen G. Nichols, Coach
Friday highlights include an alumni panel with the entire Upper School, lunch and a state of the school update by Headmaster Charlie Britton, McDonogh Remembers - a presentation by Jon Aaron '72, athletic events, an alumni memorial service, a retreat ceremony in the senior quad, and a complimentary cocktail party.
Saturday highlights include an all-day horse show, a reception and museum tour for riding and cavalry alumni, the Distinguished Service Award ceremony and breakfast, more campus tours, and the family crab feast and picnic.
Congratulations to our Distinguished Service Award recipients:
- Aida P. Gamerman, alumni parent and former McDonogh Parents Association President
- Barry D. Rollins '74, alumnus, alumni parent, and Director of Gift Planning
- Martin B. Sataloff, alumni parent and Athletic Trainer
On Saturday evening, classes ending in 5 and 0 will celebrate individual class reunions off-campus. The Gospel Choir will wrap up the weekend with a concert on Sunday evening in Tagart Chapel.
| CALLING ALL BOSTON-AREA ALUMNI|
Boston Alumni Chapter Happy Hour
Save the date! The Boston Alumni Chapter will hold its first event on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Back Bay Social Club.
Be sure to join the "McDonogh in Boston" Facebook group for updated information. You may also contact Boston chapter chairs Matt Hellauer '07 at [email protected]
or Doug Lane '78 at [email protected]
|ALUMNI EVENTS IN NYC|
Thursday, February 19, 2015
| MCDONOGH IS HEADING ACROSS THE POND |
Alumni Event in London May 16, 2015 McDonogh is planning an alumni event in London on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for alumni in the UK, Europe, and those who are traveling. The gathering will take place at the 5 Hertford Street Club (Mayfair, London) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The event is open to all McDonogh alumni. If you are in the area or thinking of traveling this spring, please join us!
For more information, contact Katie Blaha '05 at [email protected].
MEMORIAL COURT REDEDICATION
Thursday, May 21, 2015
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the newly renovated Memorial Court will be rededicated. The monument now includes the names of McDonogh alumni who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
All alumni, especially those who served in the military, are invited and encouraged to join the entire student body, faculty, and staff for the Memorial Court Rededication, which will be part of the school's annual Memorial Day Service. Please mark your calendars and look for an invitation closer to the event.
For more information or to make a contribution to this project, please contact Director of Gift Planning Barry Rollins '74 at 443-544-7053. The names of donors whose gifts are received by April 1, 2015, will be inscribed on a plaque that will be unveiled at the rededication.
|UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
6 p.m., Mullan Board Room
Boston Alumni Chapter Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
6 p.m., Back Bay Social Club
New York City Luncheon
Thursday, February 19, 2015
12 noon, The Harvard Club
New York City Reception
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30-9 p.m., Home of David '82 and Hope Rothschild
Washington, D.C. Regional Gathering
Thursday, March 12, 2015
7-9 p.m., The Vault Room at District Chop House & Brewery
Baltimore Happy Hour
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7-9 p.m., Hersh's Pizza & Drink
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
Thursday, April 23, 2015
6 p.m., Aarsand 1873 Room, Edward St. John Student Center
Thursday, April 23 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Distinguished Service Award Recognition and Breakfast
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10 a.m., Aarsand 1873 Room, Edward St. John Student Center
Alumni Community Service Roots Clean-Up
Saturday, May 2, 2015
9-11 a.m., Roots Garden, McDonogh School
Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:30 a.m. Registration, John McDonogh Stadium
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Europe Regional Gathering
6-8 p.m., The 5 Hertford Street Club, Mayfair, London
Memorial Day Service and Memorial Court Rededication
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10 a.m., Memorial Court
View the entire 2014-2015 alumni calendar here.
| ALUMNI REGIONAL CHAPTERS |
Atlanta alumni met up on October 19 to watch the Ravens take on the Falcons. Pictured, left to right: Rudy Brown '79, Daryl Jones '79, Ted '90 & Osman Pio Roda, Martha Parr Ille '89 and Bill Weitzenkorn '89
Because more than half of McDonogh's alumni live outside the Baltimore area, regional chapters have been established in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City to keep McDonogh's extended family connected and vibrant. We will officially launch our Washington, DC regional chapter on March 12. Chapter activities may include dinners, networking events, museum tours, community service projects, or happy hours.
If you are interested in serving on a planning committee, please contact Jen Little at [email protected] or the regional chapter chairs below.
Bay Area (San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose)
New York City
If you'd like to help with the DC chapter, please contact Jen Little
|ALUMNI: YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED!|
At the heart of McDonogh School is a founding principle to "give something more than we take," and this spirit of service lives on in our alumni. No matter where you live, you can give your time or talent. If you are interested in participating in any of the Alumni Association committees listed below, please contact Jen Little at [email protected].
Community Service Committee - Take part in existing community service projects or create new ones to make positive changes at McDonogh, in our local community, and throughout the world.
McDonogh Fund Committee - Help increase alumni financial support of the school, both in dollars and in participation, and help McDonogh achieve the highest alumni participation among Baltimore-area independent schools.
Mentoring Committee - Foster meaningful and productive one-on-one relationships between alumni and students. Share your experiences, provide career or academic advice, or arrange for student internships. This committee supports McDonogh Connect.
Regional Chapters - See information above.
Social Committee - Coordinate and support alumni events throughout the year with the goal of increasing alumni participation and improving social connections among alumni.
Young Alumni Committee - Help create opportunities to increase participation among graduates from the past 15 years.
|ALUMNI EVENT RECAP |
|Leah Gold '13, Rosalie Nathans '12, Ali Sher '06, Lauren Cassel '10, Laura Ottinger '12 and Vibav Mouli '12 gather at the Boston alumni regional event at The Hawthorne on October 29, 2014.|
MCDONOGH FUND = OPPORTUNITY
It's Worth It!
Thanks to the McDonogh Fund, students have countless opportunities to pursue their interests and try a wide range of new and different activities in the classroom and beyond. Ultimately, these experiences help shape them as individuals. If you haven't done so, please take a moment to watch the second video in our McDonogh Fund series to see how senior Scott Carter's experience has broadened his outlook on life as well as his circle of friends.
We encourage all alumni to support the school with a gift or pledge to The McDonogh Fund. Annual gifts impact our students and faculty in positive ways every day. Broad participation is key, and every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Please make your donation today by using our secure online giving form. To learn more about The McDonogh Fund or to volunteer, contact Lea Ward at 443-544-7059 or [email protected] The McDonogh Fund...It's worth it!
| MCDONOGH CONNECT NEWS|
Premier Mentoring, Internship, and Career Resource Program
Thank you again to everyone who has signed up in the McDonogh Connect database. We've been making connections! Last fall, alumni, current and former parents hosted or helped coordinate shadow experiences for juniors in the Writing Process class in a number of different career areas including the Baltimore judiciary, dentistry, plastic surgery, food industry, finance, education, and NASA. We also appreciate the job announcements many of you have shared for a variety of summer programs and internship opportunities as well as those for positions at Transamerica, the Weinberg Foundation, T. Rowe Price, the SEED School, Under Armour, and TerraVerde Renewal. They have been posted on Alumni LinkedIn.
For a program that just launched in September, we at McDonogh Connect are excited about all that has been accomplished, and we know there's so much potential ahead! We look forward to getting everyone connected in our database -- so be on the lookout for a phone call or email! We encourage you to sign up if you haven't already -- the link is on the Alumni page of the McDonogh website. If you have any questions, please contact Anita Hilson, Director of McDonogh Connect, at [email protected]. Many thanks again for your support!
MCDONOGH'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
McDonogh's Storied History
As part of McDonogh's sesquicentennial celebration in 2023, Middle School faculty member Jon Aaron '72 will be writing a history of the school. This book will differ from the previously published chronologies in that it will be a social history of McDonogh. While the 150th anniversary is almost 10 years away, it's not too early to begin gathering the impressions and the memories that help tell the McDonogh story. Jon is seeking notes or letters penned by faculty, students, parents, alumni, coaches, friends, and others about anything relating to McDonogh School. Also of interest are journals and film (16 mm dating back to the 1920s, Standard 8 from the 1930s to early 1960s, Super 8 beginning in 1965, and contemporary camcorder tapes). Artifacts and memorabilia that tell the story of accomplishments or struggles in the academic, artistic, athletic, and extra-curricular lives of students through the years would be helpful, too.Please explore your basement, cellar, and attic; comb your shelves, drawers, and closets; you may be surprised at what long-forgotten treasures you'll uncover. Jon would love to hear about your discoveries and determine how they can benefit this project or McDonogh's archives. Please contact Jon at [email protected] or 443-690-7481.
| MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY |
Under the terms of a bequest left to McDonogh School by Paul B. Misner, the Dunloggin Medical Scholarship Fund provides grants to McDonogh alumni currently enrolled in medical school in the United States.
To be eligible, a student must have completed the first year of medical school. Scholarships will be granted for one year and may be renewed twice, providing for three successive years of scholarship support. In addition, when a recipient successfully completes the final year of medical study, some reimbursement for the first year's expenses may be granted. In awarding funds, a preference is shown for those students who attended McDonogh on a scholarship. The application deadline is August 15. Please contact Steve Birdsall for additional information at 443-544-7027 or [email protected]
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ONLINE DIRECTORY FOR ALUMNI
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- update your contact information
- 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
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