Alumni E-News

Friends School
From the Office of Alumni Relations & Engagement

 

Alumni News: April 2020
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Events



Virtual Hangouts 

The Alumni Office is looking to organize virtual hangouts for our alumni over Zoom. These could be morning coffee sessions, evening happy hours, or anything in between. So that we can get a better idea of what our alums are looking for, if you are interested in participating, please sign up using this form (it is short).

As we begin to organize these hangouts we'll let you know the details!




Alumni Weekend 2020 Virtual Collection and Meeting for Worship
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

To honor the classes ending in 0s and 5s, the Alumni Office will host a virtual Collection and Meeting for Worship on Saturday of Alumni Weekend. This will be an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and reflect as we wait for next year.

Head of School Matt Micciche will provide an update from the School in a virtual Collection, which will be a link to a YouTube video to watch at 3:00 pm, and then the School will host a Meeting for Worship over Zoom at 3:15 pm.

If you would like to join us, please sign up using this form by Thursday, April 30.

A link to the Collection YouTube video and instructions with the Zoom link and password to access the Meeting for Worship will be sent on the morning of Friday, May 1 to those who fill out the form indicating they will attend.

We hope to see you there!

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COVID-19 Alumni Support Network

Community Partnerships

Austin Ritter '08 and his dad Tom Ritter P '05 '08 '12 are collecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel through Medical Supply Drive  www.medicalsupplydrive.org (Austin is a regional coordinator). So far they have delivered a total of 267 N95 masks, 4,358 surgical masks and 23,800 gloves. Supplies are still urgently needed and any amount makes a difference. If you have any supplies to donate or would like to get involved, please email austin.ritter@gmail.com. A feature story on Tom and Austin can also be found in the Noteworhty Alumni section below.

For other opportunities to support those affected by Coronavirus, please visit the School's Coronavirus Information Page and click on "How to Support our Baltimore City Community Partners.” We welcome you to use this list as a resource for how you might get involved alongside other members of our community. Also, if you have an initiative you are involved with that you would like added to this list we are happy to do that as well, please email Christine Pappas '01 at cpappas@friendsbalt.org. 

Support Our Local Friends in the Food Service Business

Want to be added to the list? Email cpappas@friendsbalt.org

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Campus News & Happenings

"Tonight with Friends"

This new web video series, hosted by Matt Micciche, is meant to bring some fun and joy to our community during our time away from campus. There have been three episodes so far:

Episode 1 – Featuring Lindsay Leimbach ’84 giving mindfulness/ wellness tips and an appearance by alumnus faculty member Nabil Odulate ’12 “TikToking”

Episode 2 – Featuring an interview with actor Lance Reddick ’80 and a Friends School Fiddle Club performance

Episode 3 - Featuring Kayleigh Ford '17 who is a Tufts University student and is now a virtual teaching assistant for Mr. Paulson's Upper School Fiction Writing. 

New episodes appear weekly on Instagram @friendsbalt, Facebook, and on our YouTube channel @friendsbalt

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Noteworthy Alumni

Our alumni are accomplishing amazing things and coming back to campus!

Click here to check out what your fellow Quakers are doing and other noteworthy stories.

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Development News

$25,000 Inspiration Match 

On Tuesday, May 5th, a new global day of giving is taking place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

We anticipate that there will be an increased need for tuition assistance, now and into next year, because of the financial effects this global pandemic has had on our community.

Now more than ever, your gift provides inspiration and hope to those who are uncertain that a Friends School education is still possible for their child(ren).
So, how can you help?

Join members of the Friends School community and make your gift on Tuesday! Are you feeling inspired today? Click here to participate.

All new gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.

Together, we are stronger. Together, we are Friends School!

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Friends School
From the Office of Alumni Relations & Engagement

Alumni News: March 2020
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Staying Connected During the Pandemic

During this time of lockdowns and social distancing, many people have spent their free time connecting and re-connecting with friends and relatives in the virtual space. We have already seen our alums offering support to each other and to the School, whether it be a virtual happy hour with friends, or guest-teaching in a virtual classroom.

 We encourage you to follow us on Facebook if you do not already - search Friends School of Baltimore Alumni. We've already posted local alumni-owned businesses that you can support and other cool things our alumni are doing in the time of COVID-19. You can also stay connected with the School via our Instagram account @friendsbalt.

If you do make a Friends School connection, we want to know about it! Please take a screenshot, snap a photo or jot down the story and share it with the Alumni Office - alumni@friendsbalt.org.

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Noteworthy Alumni

Our alumni are accomplishing amazing things and coming back to campus!

Click here to check out what your fellow Quakers are doing and other noteworthy stories.

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Events

Regional and Campus Events

Our regional and campus events for the spring have been placed on hold.

When it is safe to do so, we look forward to seeing you in-person.

For photos from some of our regional events click here

POSTPONED: Alumni Weekend 2020

New Dates: April 30 - May 2, 2021

Alumni Weekend 2020 has been postponed to next year, April 30 - May 2, 2021 when the 0's and 5's will celebrate with the 1's and 6's. For the formal announcement, please see a letter from Alumni Director Christine Pappas '01 here.

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Campus News & Happenings

Coming Soon - "Tonight with Friends"

Join Matt Micciche on Facebook as he welcomes special community guests (including alumni) - more information coming soon! 

Coronavirus Information Hub

To see the latest information from Friends School visit our Coronavirus Information Hub. Among other resources, the hub has a list of ways we can support Baltimore City. If your organization would like to be considered for the list or if you would like to volunteer to help any of these organizations please email alumni@friendsbalt.org.

Visit the hub here

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Class Notes

Class secretaries will be requesting class notes soon! Share your stories and life updates with them!

We are currently looking for secretaries for the following classes: 1957, 1965, 1966, 2013 and 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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