Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend and Class Reunions 

Come back to MFS to meet Head of School Julia de la Torre and connect with alumni from across the decades.

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2019 Alumni Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 3

4 p.m. Varsity Boys’ Baseball vs. Abington Friends, Varsity Boys’ Tennis vs. Friends Central

6 p.m. Dinner Among Friends, Dining Hall Commons. Meet classmates, applaud the 2019 Alumni Association Award recipients, and honor retiring faculty. See award winners and retirees noted below.

Saturday, May 4

11:30 a.m. Meeting for Worship, Meeting House

12 p.m. Lunch and Learn, Dining Hall Commons

This new, special lunch program for alumni and their families will feature rotating stations of short interactive activities and informative presentations hosted by faculty, staff, student and alumni presenters.  Hear about the Growth Mindset, learn how to code like MFS Lower School students, draw mandalas, relax with hand yoga, get a handle on Instagram, decorate cookies, pick up soil testing tips,  and much more. This event includes the opportunity to recognize the 50th Reunion Class as well as prior 50th Reunion Classes.  There is no charge for the lunch.

Lunch and Learn programs and leaders include:

  • Growth Mindset with Third Grade Teacher Ted Quinn
  • Hand Yoga and Mandalas with History Teacher Eliza McFeely and Art Teacher Nicole Edmund ’86
  • Coding with Lower School Coding Teacher Rachel Kaplan
  • Learn to Instagram with Assistant Director of Community Engagement Julia Applegate ’10
  • Learn how to test your garden soil with Free Haven Farms, Cynthia Vance-Harris Hall ’97  
  • This inclusive, all-alumni event is in lieu of the 50th Reunion and Prior Classes Luncheon and the Alumni Picnic that have traditionally been held at this time.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Student Guided Tours/Photo Scavenger Hunt, Stokes Hall Lobby

1:30 p.m. Meet Head of School Julia de la Torre and hear about her year at MFS. Dining Hall Commons

2 p.m. Alumni Book Group hosted by Director of Diversity and Inclusion Karen Washington and Head Librarian Jenn Phiambolis.  Read Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward, one of the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2017, before joining in the discussion. Diller Library

3 p.m. Reception with Former Faculty and Staff, Stokes Hall Lobby

Hosted by Lynne Brick and Marge Dawson, alumni are invited to visit with their former teachers.

4 p.m. Head’s Reception/Networking Reception, Van Meter Hall

Enjoy craft beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres and connect with alumni and classmates.  See display of ’4 and ’9 Yearbooks. Class Reunion Photos. Activities for kids hosted by MFS Summer Programs. Purchase MFS gear.

6 p.m. Reunion Gatherings off-campus

Reunion Class Information:

It’s a reunion year for the classes ending in “4” and “9.”  Check out reunion plans on the pages below:

Classmates will be seated together for the Lunch & Learn on Saturday, May 4.

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Classmates will be seated together for the Lunch & Learn on Saturday.
Dinner for the Class on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille
901 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Contact: Susie Shipman Hessert at sshessert@aol.com

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Friday, May 3: Dinner for the Class at Harvest Seasonal Grill at 6:30 p.m. at the Moorestown Mall

Classmates will be seated together for the Lunch & Learn on Saturday.  Attend the Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, May 4: Dinner for the Class at Akira at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Moorestown

Sunday, May 5: Brunch at @ 11 a.m. at Prospectors in Mt. Laurel

Reunion Committee:

Lindy Thomas Barocchi – lindybarocchi@gmail.com

Buck Miller – Vcmbuck@aol.com

Bonnie Greenfield Reagan

Janice Van Meter Stavenick

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See classmates at the Lunch & Learn and Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday.
Full gathering of the class to be held at a later date.

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See classmates at the Lunch & Learn and Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday.

Attend the Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday afternoon.
Dinner on Saturday, May 4 for the Class at Sweet Water Bar & Grill, #10 N. Route 130, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Contact Lisa Calvo Haas, Lisa Thomas Martin, Beth Petrie, Rodney Tarter.

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See classmates at the Lunch & Learn and Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday.

Attend the Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday evening plans are in the works.
Contact Maria Ramos

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See Kristi Hunter-Ryan and Christopher Setz-Kelly honored at the Dinner Among Friends on Friday.
Classmates will have tables together at the Dinner Among Friends.
Meet classmates at the Lunch & Learn and Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday.

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Planning events at a later date.

Classmates will be seated together for the Lunch & Learn on Saturday, May 4.

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See Patricia Ann Metzer receive the Alumni Service Award at the Dinner Among Friends on Friday.
Classmates will be seated together for the Lunch & Learn on Saturday.

Attend the Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday afternoon.
Dinner on Saturday, May 4 at 6:15 p.m. at Caffe Aldo Lamberti, 2011 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Contact Steve Zakroff at szakroff@mfriends.org if you plan to attend the dinner on Saturday night.

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Classmates will be honored at the Lunch & Learn on Saturday.
Attend the Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday afternoon.
Dinner on Saturday, May 4 at 6:15 p.m. at Harvest Seasonal Grill at the Moorestown Mall.
Contact Steve Zakroff at szakroff@mfriends.org if you plan to attend the dinner on Saturday night.

Click here to see photos of your class!

See classmates at the Lunch & Learn and Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday.

Attend the Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Click here to see photos of your class!

See classmates at the Lunch & Learn and Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall on Saturday.
Saturday evening plans are in the works.
Contact Nikki Andrews Gladding

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2018-19 Alumni Association Award recipients

Come to the Dinner Among Friends to learn more about these people who have contributed so much to the MFS community.

Alice Stokes Paul 1901 Merit Award – Maria Elena del Socorro Jefferds ’89: Maria is the team lead for the Center for Disease Control’s International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program. She is being honored for her global leadership in the fight against hunger.

Alumni Service Award – Patricia Ann Metzer ’59:  Pat is a nationally prominent tax attorney, whom the school is fortunate to have as a trustee.  She is being saluted for her outstanding service to the school over the years – through both her wise counsel and her generosity.   

2019 Young Alum Awards:

Kristi Hunter-Ryan ’04: Kristi is being recognized for establishing a scholarship with the Al Carino Girls Basketball Club of South Jersey, in memory of MFS Class of 2004 classmate Markia Harley, who died during basketball tryouts in November of their high school freshmen year.

Christopher Setz-Kelly ’04: Chris is receiving this award in appreciation of his dedication as an attorney at the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, where he both works on behalf of the Anti-Human Trafficking project, and serves the local immigrant community.

2019 Retirements

Deb Alterman: 14 years as Lower School Librarian, introducing young students to books they love.  An ever-willing volunteer, she has served “above and beyond” on Lower and All-School committees.

Kathi Bernard: 21 years teaching math in Middle School and serving as a 6th Grade Advisor, known for her open door and before- and after-school help.   

Karen Washington, Director of Diversity and Inclusion: 25 years of service, chairing and teaching in the World Languages Department, and becoming the school’s first Director of Multicultural Affairs in 2007.

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