Alumni E-News

  September 2017

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Alumni E-News - Back to School 2017

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The Friends School Alumni Office Welcomes New Staff!

We have had an exciting summer here at the Friends School Development Office.  Caroline Rayburn, who has been our part-time gifts processor and acknowledgement coordinator for over a year and a half, has enthusiastically taken on the role of Director of Annual & Alumni Giving.  Some of you remember that she served in this capacity for Friends in the early 2000's and she's back!

Jeb Cook '06 joined the Development Office this month.  A graduate of Gettysburg and the University of Maryland School of Law, Jeb is serving in a part time capacity as administrative support for the alumni relations, parent relations and annual giving programs. 

Katie Griffin also joined the Development Office this month. She too is a graduate of Gettysburg and comes most recently from the client-service side of the insurance industry.  She will be responsible for gift processing, office management and generally serve as the administrative assistant to the Development Team.  

And finally, I am thrilled to be back on campus as Director of Alumni Relations & Engagement as of July.  Since graduating from Friends in 2001 and Denison University in 2005, I began my professional career after college working in the development office at the Mercy Health Foundation in Baltimore.  I then moved into marketing research, working with a wide variety of clients in the education industry and the nonprofit sector.  I hope to bring a fresh perspective from my business and client development experience to our office.

We are all very excited to be working together and with you!

E-mail or stop by to say "hello" - cpappas@friendsbalt.org.

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Save the Dates!

The Thomas P. LaMonica '67 Homecoming Celebration and Scarlet & Gray Day

October 21, 2017 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Click Here to learn more and register for the LaMonica '67 Homecoming Celebration and other Scarlet & Gray activities like the Family Fun Run/Walk and Campus Tour!

Regional Friends in the City Alumni Events - Click Here to Register

Washington, DC - November 15, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Watergate, 2500 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Los Angeles, CA - November 29, 2017 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location TBD

Manhattan, NY - March 21, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lois Wine Bar, 98 Loisaida Avenue, New York, NY 10009

Alumni Weekend 2018

May 3-6, 2018

Alumni classes ending in 3's and 8's are invited back to celebrate!

We are currently seeking reunion volunteers! If you would like to be a part of your reunion committee, please e-mail alumni@friendsbalt.org.

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Telling Our Story

Join us for Telling Our Story and learn about our marketing efforts and why telling YOUR authentic Friends School story matters.  Discover the various opportunities to be a part of the school's marketing efforts in our communities.

Join us for:

Telling Our Story

Presentation with Wine and Cheese Reception

September 26, 2017 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Click here to register.

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Noteworthy Alumni @ Friends 

Read Julianne McFarland '17's Baltimore Sun op-ed.

Kyle Harrison '01 and the Ohio Machine are the 2017 MLL Champions!

Read how Jason Berman '02 realized his cinematic passion, what he has learned on his journey so far, and what he is working on in the future in Baltimore STYLE.

Click here to see what other noteworthy things are happening at Friends!

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Alumni Nominations - We Need Your Help!

We are currently taking nominations for:

Friends School Athletic Hall of Fame

Distinguished Alumni Award

Outstanding Alumni Service Award

If you would like to nominate a fellow alumni or have any questions about if someone might qualify, please e-mail alumni@friendsbalt.org.

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Alumni Class Notes

We need Class Secretaries for the following classes: 1977, 1995, 2015, 2016.

If you are interested in becoming your class secretary please e-mail alumni@friendsbalt.org.

Class Secretaries need your news - send them your stories!

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Make Your Impact!

Did you know that 40% of all unrestricted gifts received last year came from Alumni?

The Fund for Friends is the new name for the School's annual giving program.

Your gift counts.

   

For more information contact Caroline Rayburn:

Phone: 410-649-3306

Mail: 5114 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

If you have made your gift recently, kindly disregard this message, and THANK YOU 

for your support!  

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Summer 2017

 


Presenting the Class of 2017!
On Tuesday evening, June 13, Friends School of Baltimore conferred diplomas to the 91 members
of the Class of 2017. They join the legacy of 233 years of 
Friends School graduates. Our newest
alumni will be attending a wide range of outstanding colleges and universities. Welcome to the
Alumni Association, Class of 2017!

Click here to view the 2017 college matriculation list.

2017 grad photo


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Only 3 days remain... Can we count on you? 
Friday, June 30, 2017, is the last day you can join other alumni, parents, and friends in giving back to
Friends School and be counted for participating this fiscal year. We have achieved 96% of our goal, and
we hope you will help us raise the remaining 4%! 

Can we count on you to make a gift to Friends today? 

  

Annual giving is vital to the continued success of our students. We are grateful to have
loyal supporters who are 
committed to sustaining the Friends School experience. 


Give Online
https://giving.friendsbalt.org/giving
Phone410-649-3206
Mail:   5114 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

If you have made your gift recently, kindly disregard this message, and THANK YOU
for your support!
  

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Alumni Weekend 2017: Photos Online Now
Friends School campus welcomed over 400 alumni and guests during Alumni Weekend 2017,
May 4-7. Relive the fun when you check out these photo albums.
 

Album #1   Album #2   Album #3

Save the Date: Alumni Classes ending in 3's and 8's
Alumni Weekend 2018, May 3-6, 2018

We are currently seeking reunion volunteers. To be a part of your reunion committee, reach out to your class secretary or email alumni@friendsbalt.org

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Noteworthy Alumni @ Friends

Jason Michael Berman '02, this year's graduation keynote and Hometown Hollywood Hero 

H. Samuel Patz ’67 named 2017 Friends School Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

Pete Levin ’97, a Los Angeles-based stop motion animator, named to T Brand Studio's "2017 Selects." 

Class of 1989 Visiting Scholars Speaker 2017: Healing through education.

Maryland Terps honor Jamal Gross '13

Broadway producer, Rob Berman '88 premiers "The New Yorkers."

Emilly Fleming '08 makes a difference through Living Classrooms in Baltimore City.

Click here to see what other "noteworthy" things are happening at Friends!

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Work at Friends
Are you inspired to help shape the academic, athletic and artistic lives of today's students,
carrying forward the legacy of a Friends School education? 

Check out the opportunities at Friends. 
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Alumni Class Notes - SEND NOW!

Have you written a book? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? Done something
amazing that's improving your community or our world? Send us your story!

Class secretaries need your exciting news to include in 
Collection magazine.  
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org. 

    

 

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April 2017

 
 Celebrating the Life of Dr. W. Byron Forbush II '47


An era of Friends School history came to an end on March 30 with the passing of Dr. W. Byron Forbush II '47, who served as the Headmaster of our School from 1960 through 1998. A special letter from Head of School Matt Micciche as well as links to Dr. Forbush's obituary and a tribute article from The Baltimore Sun may be found here, on our website.

We invite you to join the School and the Forbush family in celebrating Dr. Forbush's life and
legacy by attending his memorial service here at Friends.

Memorial Service
Saturday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.
Friends School Campus, Gymnasium

Additionally, we are making plans to pay tribute to Dr. Forbush on Saturday, May 6 during
Alumni Weekend. As details for these events are finalized, we will share them on the 
Alumni Weekend website as well as the tribute page for Dr. Forbush on the Friends School website.

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Alumni Weekend is just three weeks away!
Have you registered yet?

Click here
to view the schedule, register and see who else is coming!
You won't want to miss all of the events you've come to know and love -
and
many new events and programs this year.

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It's Noteworthy!
If you've had an opportunity to view the Friends School website recently, you will have
seen the exciting re-design. One feature of this re-design is our "Noteworthy" section.
Here, you'll find all of the exciting Friends news updates you know and love.
We're especially excited to officially roll out a new "Noteworthy Alumni" page. 

Click here to see what's "Noteworthy" at Friends, and don't forget to
let us know what you've been up to!


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Upcoming Events

Spring Athletic Events: Click here to view the full athletics schedule online!

Grades 7-12 Band Concert: April 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
All-School Art Show: April 26-28 in the Gymnasium

Memorial Service for Byron Forbush: April 29, 2017, 3:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium
"Night Out With Friends" Event: April 29, 7:00 p.m. at R. House

Alumni Weekend 2017: May 4-7, 2017

US Musical, Urinetown: May 19 & 21 (7:30 p.m.) and May 20 (2:00 p.m.) in the Auditorium
Class of 2017 Commencement: June 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. on the Middle School Lawn

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You're invited: a "Night Out With Friends"
Night Out With Friends (formerly Festival of Friends) is the annual, signature event 
and fundraiser for the Friends School Parents Association. All proceeds support the Friends 
School Wish List and our children. Join fellow Friends School parents, faculty, staff and alumni, 
parents of alumni and friends at R. House for a fabulous, casual evening of music and dancing, 
with an open bar and great food. While you are mingling with old and new friends, bid on exciting and unique silent and live auction items. 
Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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We've loved seeing our "Friends in the City!"
This spring, we've been traveling around the country to see alumni and friends. 
From California to New York to Boston, we've loved seeing you. Thanks to all those who 
have joined us already this year!

Click here to see what's coming next and to check out the photos on Flickr!
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Support Friends!
This year, our goal for Annual Giving is $650,000. We are 90% of the way there!
Help us reach our goal by making your gift today.

   
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Share Your News for Class Notes!
Do you have news to share? Have you gathered with classmates? Have you traveled?
Have you written a book or an article? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know
that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org. 

Click here to read the latest issue of Collection magazine online! 



    
 
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February 2017


Welcoming All Classes and Celebrating
Reunions for Classes ending in 2 and 7!
We welcome all alumni back to campus for exciting events including the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration, Back to the Classroom sessions with faculty, a special Reunion Reception and more.
See the newly renovated Forbush Building!


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Mark Your Calendar for Alumni Events!

"Friends in the City" Regional Alumni Events
During the 2016-2017 school year, we're traveling around the country to see you!


Manhattan Gathering
Monday, March 6, 2017, 6-8pm
Marathon Asset Management, LP Offices
Hosted by Louis Hanover '83

Brooklyn Gathering
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6-8pm 
Flavor Paper
Hosted by Jon Sherman '89

 
Boston Gatherings
Sunday, April 9 & Monday, April 10 
More information coming soon!

Washington, D.C. Area Gathering
Late Spring
More information coming soon!


Click here to register online, and check out photos from
our recent gatherings in Los Angeles and San Francisco!

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What's Happening on Campus?

Incredible things are happening at Friends every day.
Click here to read more in our news feed, Noteworthy.

Quakers Headed to "It's Academic" Semifinals
On January 29, Friends defeated Gilman and Northern High school in the "It's Academic" competition. The team will take on Urbana and the winner of the Centennial/Frederick Baltimore City College contest in the semifinals on May 13. Click here to read more.

Upper Schoolers Presented Their Aquaponics Work at MAOEE Annual Conference
After more than a year of dedicated designing, planning and building a system from scratch, Aquaponics at Friends went live this fall. On February 4, six Upper School students and 9th grade environmental science teacher Katherine Jenkins presented their work at the 2017 Maryland Association for Outdoor and Environmental Education's annual conference. Click here to read more.


Six Art Students Received Gold Key Awards
Six Upper School art students have received Gold Key awards in the regional round of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and will move on to the national competition. Fifteen students in total were recognized at the regional level of the competition. Click here to read more.

School Community Imagines the Future of Friends
Friends School is in the midst of a strategic planning process that will position us for our next  232 years of providing transformative education to the children of Baltimore. On February 3 and 4, many alumni, students, parents, faculty, friends and other members of the community gathered to engage in design-thinking to discuss creative solutions that will help to make a powerful impact on the School.
We can't wait to see what comes next for Friends!

 

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Save the Date to Celebrate: April 29

The Parents Association's annual spring fundraising event, "Night out with Friends"
(formerly "Festival of Friends"), will take place on Saturday, April 29 at R. House in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood. All members of the Friends School community - parents, alumni,
parents of alumni, faculty and friends - are invited to save the date for a wonderful evening of
great food, live music, dancing and a terrific live and silent auction. All proceeds from the evening
will support Friends students. More information coming soon!

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Show Your Love for Friends this Valentine's Day!
Thanks to the many donors who have already supported Friends this year.
Click here to make your gift to Friends.

You can also support Friends by shopping online for your Valentine through AmazonSmile!

   
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Share Your News for Class Notes!
Do you have news to share? Have you gathered with classmates? Have you traveled?
Have you written a book or an article? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know
that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org. 

Click here to read the latest issue of Collection magazine online! 



    
 
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November 2016


Happy Thanksgiving!
Today at Friends, the campus community celebrated our annual Thanksgiving Convocation. The special tradition kicked off as the senior class walked with Pre-Primary students, hand in hand, to the gymnasium. Students and faculty cheered on Friends School dancers, singers and instrumentalists during special performances and everyone enjoyed raising their voices in song together to "Simple Gifts" as the afternoon concluded. From Friends School to you and your loved ones, we send our wishes for a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.



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Mark Your Calendar for Alumni Events!

THIS WEEKEND: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
2nd Annual "Friends in the City" Alumni Squash Match
Friends School squash alumni are invited to join Coach Chris Newton and the 2016-2017 student
squash team for this 2nd Annual Thanksgiving weekend event at the Meadow Mill Athletic Club.
Enjoy an afternoon of squash at a variety of competitive levels, food, drink and
reconnecting with the School and the squash program.

There's still time to RSVP! Click here for additional details.

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"Friends in the City" Regional Alumni Events
During the 2016-2017 school year, we'll be traveling around the country to see you!
Mark your calendar and keep your eyes open, additional details and registration coming soon.

Austin, TX: Monday, January 23
San Francisco, CA: Wednesday, January 25
Los Angeles, CA: Friday, January 27
Brooklyn, NY: Thursday, March 9
Manhattan, NY: Friday, March 10

Boston, MA: Sunday, April 9 and Monday, April 10
Washington, DC Area: Spring, TBD
 
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Alumni Weekend 2017: May 4-7, 2017
All alumni are invited back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2017!
We will be specially celebrating the Reunions of those classes ending in 2's and 7's.

Click here to nominate a classmate or fellow alum for the Athletic Hall of Fame by December 31.

Click here
 to nominate a classmate or alum for the Distinguished Alumni Award
or the Alumni Service Award by December 31.

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What's Happening on Campus?

Incredible things are happening at Friends every day. Click here to read more in our news feed.

Friends to Welcome John Hunter to Campus on December 1
John Hunter, internationally acclaimed author of "World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements"
and creator of the World Peace Game, will discuss his experiences and views on the future of education.

Admission is free, and all are welcome. Click here for more information.

Introducing the Friends Fellows Scholarship
Friends is pleased to announce the new Friends Fellowship Scholarship Program, a 4-year leadership scholarship for all rising 9th grade students. This scholarship awards students $5,000 per year, with a maximum award of $20,000 over four years of high school.
 Click here for more information.


Kyle Spawn '17 to represent U.S. at International Olympiada in Moscow
Friends School senior Kyle Spawn '17 was selected by the American Councils of Teachers of Russian to serve on the United States delegation to the International Olympiada, which is taking place this week. This prestigious honor is granted to just five Russian language students from
across the U.S. Congratulations and best of luck to Kyle as he competes in Moscow!
Click here to read more.

 
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Save the Date to Celebrate: April 29

The Parents Association's annual spring fundraising event, "Night out with Friends"
(formerly "Festival of Friends"), will take place on Saturday, April 29 at R. House in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood. All members of the Friends School community - parents, alumni,
parents of alumni, faculty and friends - are invited to save the date for a wonderful evening of
great food, live music, dancing and a terrific live and silent auction. All proceeds from the evening
will support Friends students. More information coming soon!

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Support Friends this Holiday Season
Join the #GivingTuesday movement by supporting Friends School on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Thanks to the many donors who have already supported Friends this year.
Click here to make your gift to Friends.

You can easily support Friends School while you shop online by clicking on the icons below:
       
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Share Your News for Class Notes!
Do you have news to share? Have you gathered with classmates? Have you traveled?
Have you written a book or an article? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know
that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org. 

Click here to read the November issue of Collection magazine online! 



    
 
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Fall 2016

We are thrilled to share with you the successful completion of the Setting the Stage Campaign,
which garnered $25.7 million for the School. We extend heartfelt thanks for each and every 
person - especially our alumni! - who participated in this historic endeavor. In fact, over 40% of the donors to this campaign are alumni. This support is a true statement of faith: faith in your alma
mater, faith in the teachers who mentor and encourage our students each day, faith in our community. Whether you are near or far from campus, our alumni give so much to Friends each year, and this campaign is continuing proof of that commitment. To learn about how Setting the Stage has impacted Friends today, visit: http://www.friendsbalt.org/settingthestageThank you!

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Scarlet & Gray 2016

Over 100 alumni participated in Thursday, October 6th's S&G Golf Outing, served as
Honorary Alumni Marshalls for varsity student athletic contests and joined us on Saturday night,
October 8, for the Thomas P. LaMonica '67 Homecoming Celebration!
We hope you will come home to Friends for Scarlet & Gray 2017!

A special thank you to our Honorary Alumni Marshalls:
Field Hockey: Natalie Santos Ferguson '90 and Dawn Feliciano-Reyes '91
Soccer: Rob Travieso '97, Marrio Davis '09 and James Bigwood '08
Volleyball: Mimoza Cejku '98 and Ashley Geleta '11
Football: Wade Wilson '84
 

To see photos from the weekend, head over to the Friends School Flickr page. 


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Search for New Athletic Director

This year, Friends will begin a search for our next Athletic Director. As a first step in this search, we want to hear from alumni about your aspirations for Friends Athletics and your thoughts on the qualities we should be looking for in the candidates we consider. Sherm Bristow and Amy John '80 from the Finney Search Group will be in the Zamoiski Alumni Center on Monday, October 24 for this purpose.

Session 1: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Session 2: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m
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If you would like to participate in one of the two sessions for alumni, please sign up using this form.

If you are not able to attend one of these sessions but would like to have your thoughts incorporated into our search process, please feel free to email Sherm Bristow: sbristow@thefinneysearchgroup.com.
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Save the Date!

Alumni Weekend 2017: May 4-7, 2017
All alumni are invited back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2017!
We will be specially celebrating the Reunions of those classes ending in 2's and 7's.

Click here to nominate a classmate or fellow alum for the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Click here to nominate a classmate or alum for
the Distinguished Alumni Award or the Alumni Service Award.

Friends in the City Regional Alumni Events
During the 16-17 school year, we'll be traveling to California, Florida, Texas, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. to see you! Keep your eyes peeled, as we'll be sharing event dates soon.

 
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What's Happening on Campus?

Incredible things are happening at Friends every day. Click here to read more in our news feed.


Friends to Welcome Five Newbery Award Authors to Campus This
Year
This year, Friends will welcome authors Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Cece Bell,
Pam Muñoz Ryan, Matt de la Peña and Victoria Jamieson. The Newbery Award is considered by
many to be the top children's book award. Friends students benefit from a robust schedule of
award-winning authors thanks in large part to Lower School Librarian John Scott, who served on
the 2016 Newbery Medal Selection Committee.


John Hunter to headline Friends' Symposium Series
John Hunter, internationally acclaimed author of "World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements"
and creator of the World Peace Game, will headline Friends School of Baltimore's
Symposium Series on the Future of Education with two free events:

Monday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.

Screening of "World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements" and Q&A with John Hunter.
Watch the trailer now.
Admission is free. Click here to register. 

Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
John Hunter will discuss his experiences and views on the future of education.
Admission is free. Click here to register. 
 
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Send Us Your News for Class Notes!
Do you have news to share? Have you gathered with classmates? Have you traveled?
Have you written a book or an article? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know
that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org

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May 2016 - Special Edition


Friends School is Thrilled to Announce
its Third Challenge This Year!

The Friends School Board of Trustees has issued a special third giving challenge during the final days of the Setting the Stage Campaign. 

We need your help to achieve this challenge by June 30.
 Every new dollar contributed by June 30 generates an equal dollar, up to $75,000!

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Alumni Weekend 2016!

Many thanks to the 600+ alumni and guests who joined us on campus for Alumni Weekend 2016 and Reunion celebrations earlier this month!

To see photos from the weekend, head over to the Friends School Flickr page.

(Additional photos will be added to Flickr in the coming days)



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Friends is on the Move This Week!
This coming week, we're hosting alumni events in Boston and D.C.
Click on each event below for more information and to register.


Washington, D.C.: Sunday, May 22, 2016
1:30-2:30 p.m.: A gathering at Hill Country BBQ followed by
3:00 p.m.: a VIP tour of the Newseum
 with Producer Frank Bond '69

Boston, MA: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6-8 p.m. 
A reception at Gather Boston
 
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Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. 
at Second Chance

Festival of Friends is the annual, signature event and fundraiser for the Friends School Parents Association, featuring a new and exciting venue and a chance to celebrate Preakness!

Join fellow Friends School families, alumni, faculty and staff for a fabulous evening of music and dancing, with terrific food and drink. While you're mingling with old and new friends,
bid on amazing silent and live auction items.

All proceeds benefit Friends students!
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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What's Happening on Campus?

Incredible things are happening at Friends every day. Click here to read more in our news feed,
and check out some of the recent highlights below.

Friends Seniors Gain Real Work Experience
During May Senior Work Projects



Upcoming Events on Campus
Upper School Athletics: Click here
to access the Athletic Calendar
Graduation for the Class of 2016: June 7, 7:30 p.m.


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Send Us Your News for Class Notes!
Do you have news to share? Have you gathered with classmates? Have you traveled?
Have you written a book or an article? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know
that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org

Hungry for More Friends News?
Click here to visit our website, and make sure to follow us on social media:

    

Contact the Alumni Office: 
Phone:410.649.3205
 
Friends School of Baltimore Since 1784 | 5114 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21210 410.649.3205

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April/May 2016


Alumni Weekend is a Week Away!

We welcome all alumni back to campus for
Alumni Weekend 2016: May 5-8.

We will celebrate the Reunion of those classes ending in 6's and 1's.

Don't miss the usual exciting events like: the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration,
the 29th Annual Robert A. "Mr. Nick" Nicolls Bull Roast and the Saturday night cocktail party,
where Reunion class photos will be taken! 

There are also new events this year. Join us for the Community Crab Feast, where faculty members Randy Cooper and Carol Sieck will be officially celebrated as honorary alumni. 

Don't forget to register! Click here to sign up and see who else is coming.
You don't have to be celebrating a Reunion to enjoy Alumni Weekend festivities!

 
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Friends is on the Move!
This spring, we're hosting alumni events across the country!
Are we coming to a city near you?
Click on each event below for more information and to register.


Washington, D.C.: Sunday, May 22, 2016
A reception at Hill Country BBQ followed by
a VIP tour of the Newseum
 with Producer Frank Bond '69

Boston, MA: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 
A reception at Gather Boston

We had a great time in NYC this month! On April 24, alumni enjoyed a fun evening at Eastern District in Brooklyn, where they learned beer and cheese pairing secrets from owner Beth Lewand '89! Then, on April 25, we gathered at The Gander in Manhattan for an alumni happy hour. Thanks to all who joined us!



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"Oklahoma!"
A Spring Musical Evening

"Oklahoma!" was first performed in 1995, and will be back on the big stage this year,
as the first Upper School musical to debut on the new Forbush Auditorium stage!
Alumni and their parents are invited to a special reception with
light fare and drinks to celebrate.


Saturday, May 14, 2016
6:00-7:30 p.m.
The James L. Zamoiski '68 Alumni Center 

Following the reception, tickets are available for the 7:30 p.m. performance of "Oklahoma!" Availability is on a first-come basis @$10.00, through May 6.

Please register and reserve tickets by May 6:
410-649-3205 or alumni@friendsbalt.org


The 1995 cast of "Oklahoma!"
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Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
at Second Chance, Inc.

Festival of Friends is the annual, signature event and fundraiser for the Friends School Parents Association. Featuring a new and exciting venue and a chance to celebrate Preakness!

Join fellow Friends School families, alumni, faculty and staff for a fabulous evening of horse racing followed by music and dancing, with a full open bar and terrific food. While you're mingling with old and new friends, bid on amazing silent and live auction items.

All proceeds benefit Friends students!
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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Don't miss the chance to be a part of this historic effort!
This year, the final year of the Setting the Stage Campaign, the Friends School community has responded in great measure. To date, over 1,250 donors, including many alumni, have contributed 
to Friends. We need your annual support to close out Friends' historic $25M campaign 
by June 30 - we're presently at 94% of goal. Join us as we dramatically increase the 
School's endowment, create a state-of-the-art performing and fine arts center and 
reaffirm the importance of annual giving to sustain our outstanding programing.

If you've already supported Setting the Stage, thank you!


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What's Happening on Campus?
Incredible things are happening at Friends every day. Click here to read more in our news feed,
and check out some of the recent highlights below.

Friends Celebrates Earth Day
On April 22, the Friends School community was out in force, celebrating Earth Day by
participating in stream and park clean-ups throughout the Baltimore area. On campus,
students collected and delivered e-waste items to an electronic reuse facility and worked
across divisions in our native plant gardens, the Stony Run Stream and more. 
Click here to read more about Earth Day work,
convocation and keynote speaker Mary Mattingly.

Civil Rights Activist & Author Lynda Blackmon Lowery Visits FSB
After Middle School students learned about Lowery's new book, "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom," they wrote to her to express their admiration and the inspiration they felt upon hearing her story.
Upon reading these letters, Lowery was deeply moved and accepted an invitation to visit Friends. 
Click here to read about Lowery's visit on April 26
 
Upcoming Events on Campus
Upper School Athletics: Click here
to access the Athletic Calendar
Upper School Spring Musical, "Oklahoma! ": May 13-15
Graduation for the Class of 2016: June 7, 7:30 p.m.
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Help Friends Every Time You Shop!


Did you know that Friends School of Baltimore is officially registered as a
charitable organization with AmazonSmile? When you shop on Amazon, they'll
donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends!
Click here to start shopping for a good cause, and be sure to bookmark AmazonSmile.


When you register with iGive, you'll have access to over 1,600 popular online stores which
will donate a portion of your purchase back to Friends School of Baltimore.
It's an easy way to help Friends at no extra cost to you!
Click here to join iGive.
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Send Us Your News for Class Notes!
Have you written a book? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org

Hungry for More Friends News?
Click here to visit our website, and make sure to follow us on social media:

    

Contact the Alumni Office: 
Phone:410.649.3205
 
Friends School of Baltimore Since 1784 | 5114 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21210 410.649.3205

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© 2016 Friends School of Baltimore

 

March 2016



Cowan Challenge
We are thrilled to announce that - thanks to the generosity of 46 donors - we have achieved the
Cowan Challenge for the Ronald A. Friedberg '64 Memorial Scholarship Fund! In late October of 2015, Ozzie and Joe Cowan '64 issued a remarkable $5-to-$1 challenge, matching all gifts to the
scholarship up to $500,000. Named in memory of classmate Ronny Friedberg '64, beloved friend
and classmate, this endowed fund will now provide annual scholarship assistance to one or more students of financial need who exhibit theatrical talent or performing arts promise.
Thank you to Joe and Ozzie and to all who helped to make this possible through their generosity!
Click here to read more about the Cowan Challenge.

Brown Family Challenge
In the fall, Eddie and Sylvia Brown, parents of Tonya '84 and Jennifer '87 and grandparents of
Ben '25 generously established the Brown Family Challenge, which matches all new unrestricted
gifts or gifts to the Forbush Building transformation, up to $500,000. The Friends School community
has enthusiastically responded, contributing over $390,000 to date, which the Brown Family has matched. With $110,000 to raise by June 30, we hope that you will join other alumni in donating today to secure the entire Brown Family Challenge. 
Give today and help turn this exciting opportunity into a reality for Friends!
Click here to read more about the Brown Family Challenge. 
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Click here to see photos, videos and other highlights from 
"Oh, the Spaces We'll Show!" - including performances by 
Brad Kolodner '08, Ken Kolodner '72 and Lucien Walsh '88.


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Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2016!

All alumni are invited back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2016, May 5-8.
We will be specially celebrating the Reunion of those classes ending in 6's and 1's.
Additional information and registration will soon be available - keep an eye out!
 
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What's Happening on Campus?
Incredible things are happening at Friends every day. Click here to read more in our news feed,
and check out some of the recent highlights below.

Librarian John Scott Judged 2016 Newbery Medal Competition
"John Scott has gone where few children's librarians have gone before - to Boston to judge the 2016 competition for the Newbery Medal, one of the most prestigious awards given for children's literature..."
Click here to read about John in the Baltimore Sun.
 
Friends School Makers
The new Friends School MakerSpace is always abuzz! Students have been busy replicating famous Russian buildings in foreign language, designing tessellations in math and more!
Click here to read more about Friends MakerSpaces on our blog, friendsbaltmakers.
 
FSB Seniors Digitize Towson University Archives
Friends seniors have been collaborating with the Towson University Special Collections and Archives staff to help prepare the university's primary source collections for use. 
Click here to read more about this FSB/TU collaboration.

Upcoming Events on Campus
Upper School Athletics: Click here
to access the Athletic Calendar
Upper School Choral
 Concert: April 12, 2016, 7:30 pm in the Forbush Auditorium
Upper School Wind Ensemble/Jazz Concert: April 21, 7:30 pm in the Forbush Auditorium
All School Art Show: April 27, 8am-6 pm in the Gymnasium
Spring Dance Showcase: April 27, 7:30pm in the Forbush Auditorium 
 
Upper School Spring Musical, "Oklahoma:" May 13-15, Details available online soon


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Join Friends' Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 12, from 7-10 pm for the annual "Build Up Your Appetite" event at Wegmann's of Hunt Valley. Featuring a sumptuous menu, live jazz performed by student ensembles and a silent auction, the event is the biggest fundraiser for Build-A-Block, a coalition of 16 Baltimore public and private schools partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Friends is a charter member and one of the evening's co-hosts.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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Help Friends Every Time You Shop!


Did you know that Friends School of Baltimore is officially registered as a
charitable organization with AmazonSmile? When you shop on Amazon, they'll
donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends!
Click here to start shopping for a good cause, and be sure to bookmark AmazonSmile.


When you register with iGive, you'll have access to over 1,600 popular online stores which
will donate a portion of your purchase back to Friends School of Baltimore.
It's an easy way to help Friends at no extra cost to you!
Click here to join iGive.
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Send Us Your News for Class Notes!
Have you written a book? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org

Hungry for More Friends News?
Click here to visit our website, and make sure to follow us on social media:

    

Contact the Alumni Office: 
Phone:410.649.3205
 
Friends School of Baltimore Since 1784 | 5114 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21210 410.649.3205

Privacy Policy  |  Email Preferences

© 2016 Friends School of Baltimore

 

November 2015


Setting the Stage for $25 million
During this final year of Friends' Setting the Stage Campaign, the largest fundraising effort in our School's history, just $3 million remains to reach $25 million! 
Click here to check out our Campaign update video. 

 

We are grateful to you for your continued support of our School and the Setting the Stage Campaign.
Click here to make your annual gift to help us reach $25 million today!
 
 


Alumni Squash Match
Saturday, November 28, 3-5:30 pm
Meadow Mill Athletic Club
Alumni are invited to join current students for squash matches at a 
variety of competitive levels. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to socialize 
and reconnect with Friends and the squash program. 
Click here for more information and to RSVP by Monday, November 23. 

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Thanks for joining us in Canton!
Thanks to the many Baltimore area alumni who joined Friends at The BoatHouse Canton Waterfront Grille last Thursday night for our "Friends in the City" Baltimore Alumni Gathering, hosted by the Friends School Alumni Association. It was a blast!
Click here to see photos from the event.

 
Amy Iwota Darrow '84, Joe Corvera '89, Chris Vaughn '89 and Jen Asplen Little '89

  Keep your eyes peeled for more "Friends in the City" alumni events this year.
We may be coming to a city near you!
 


Saturday, November 21, 10 am-4 pm 
Admission is free (donations to the Friends School Mission Fund will be accepted)
 
Please join the entire Friends School community for the 30th annual Holly Fest Artisan Market 
and Holiday Fair. It’s the perfect time to start holiday shopping and also support small, local businesses. Holly Fest features over 80 artisans and merchants selling unique handmade crafts and artwork. Throughout the day, visitors and their families can also enjoy live music, food trucks, 
children’s crafts and activities, a winter greens shop, a silent auction with class gift baskets 
and much more. 
Click here to visit the Holly Fest web page for more information. 


What's Happening on Campus?
Incredible things are happening at Friends every day. Click here to read more in our news feed,
and check out some of the recent highlights below.

Partnering with Robert W. Coleman Elementary - World Peace Games
This year, our 4th and 5th graders and 15 students from Robert W. Coleman Elementary in the City's Mondawmin community are gathering for a biweekly after-school club dedicated to playing the World Peace Game. Founded more than 30 years ago by veteran educator John Hunter, the game seeks to place "all the problems of the world," including economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war, on a 4'x5' plywood board and "let the children solve them." Friends School is the first Quaker school ever to play this game. 
Click here to read more about this exciting project.  
 


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Bart Walter '76 Visits Sculptural Forms Class
Sculptor Bart Walter '76 recently visited the School to speak with Upper School students in the
Sculptural Forms class. Bart spoke about his artistic process, career path as an art maker, and visited his 1999 sculpture entitled "Friends," outside on the Upper School Plaza.
This sculpture is surely familiar to many of you!
Click here to read more about Bart and his artwork


Bart Walter '76 and the Sculptural Forms cass discuss his 1999 sculpture, "Friends."
 


Get Involved!
Friends is seeking alumni volunteers.

Interested in volunteering with students in Friends' new innovative Maker Spaces?
How about facilitating a business workshop for Upper Schoolers or serving as a career mentor for alumni and students? Maybe you're interested in helping with Class Notes, fundraising for your class or serving as a host for Senior Work Projects?
Please take a look at our new Alumni Volunteer Opportunities web page to learn more!



Help Friends Every Time You Shop!


Did you know that Friends School of Baltimore is officially registered as a
charitable organization with AmazonSmile? When you shop on Amazon, they'll
donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends!
Click here to start shopping for a good cause, and be sure to bookmark AmazonSmile.


When you register with iGive, you'll have access to over 1,600 popular online stores which
will donate a portion of your purchase back to Friends School of Baltimore.
It's an easy way to help Friends at no extra cost to you!
Click here to join iGive.

 
Send Us Your News for Class Notes!
Have you written a book? Run a marathon? Gotten married? Had a baby? We know that you're up to exciting things. Tell us your news, and we'll share it in Collection magazine.
Send news to alumni@friendsbalt.org

Hungry for More Friends News?
Click here to visit our website, and make sure to follow us on social media:

    
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