Alumni Weekend 2023
Alumni Weekend 2023 will be held on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 and will feature reunions for the classes ending in 3 and 8. Alumni Weekend activities on Friday include a Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of Girls’ Lacrosse and the Dinner Among Friends and Alumni Association Awards. Saturday’s program includes Meeting for Worship, Lunch and Learn, Student-Guided Tours, an Alumni of Color Meet-Up, a Former Faculty and Staff Gathering, an All-Alumni Reception at Van Meter Hall, and more! Contact the Development Office to learn more about Alumni Weekend 2023 plans or to get involved in your class reunion plans.
Alumni Weekend 2023 Schedule
Friday, May 5
4 p.m. Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Girls’ Lacrosse, The Fields. Mark the occasion by gathering to watch the Varsity Girls’ Team play Cinnaminson. Meet the Varsity team and coaches, and connect with former players. T-shirts will be provided for Alumni Lacrosse Members.
6 p.m. The Dinner Among Friends and Alumni Awards Program, Dining Hall Commons. Meet classmates, applaud the 2023 Alumni Association Award recipients, and honor retiring faculty. $25 per person. See those who will be celebrated below.
Saturday, May 6
11:30 a.m. Meeting for Worship, West Building (due to the Meeting House renovation project)
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Learn, Dining Hall Commons. A free, special lunch program for alumni and their families to experience several interactive activities hosted by faculty, staff, and student presenters.
1:15 p.m. Welcome from Julia de la Torre, Dining Hall Commons. Meet our Head of School and hear about what’s happening at MFS. Hosted by the Alumni Association.
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Student-Guided Tours depart from Stokes Hall Lobby.
2 p.m. Explore the Playscape. Check out all the features of the newest addition to campus. You and your kids will love it!
2:45 p.m. Former Faculty and Staff Gathering. Stokes Hall Lobby. Hosted by Lynne Brick. Mary Ann Griffis, and Martha Reilly.
3 p.m. Alumni of Color Meet-Up, Baiada Field House Commons. Hosted by Dot Lόpez, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and School Committee member Kennette Banks ’02. Alumni of color are invited to visit with current Upper School leaders from the Black Student Union, East Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Multi-Racial, Women of Color, and South Asian Affinity Groups, as well as the student clerks of our Diversity Committee.
3:30 p.m. Inscribed Quilts: A Portal to Moorestown History. Stokes Hall Lobby. Former faculty member Linda Vizi will speak about this Moorestown Historical Society exhibit. Learn about these inscribed quilts from the mid-1800’s and the stories they tell of the people of Moorestown.
4 p.m. All-Alumni Reception with Head of School Julia de la Torre, Van Meter Hall & Back Lawn. At this gathering for all alumni, enjoy wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres and connect with alumni and classmates. Class Reunion Photos. Activities for kids hosted by student volunteers. MFS apparel on sale.
6 p.m. Reunion Gatherings, off-campus.
2023 Alumni Association Awards – Come to the Dinner Among Friends on Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the 2023 Award Winners and the retirement of Ron Obermeier.
Alice Stokes Paul 1901 Merit Award – Nancy Polutan-Teulieres ’88 is being recognized for her commitment to the protection of refugees and internally displaced people around the world. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, she is currently the Deputy Coordinator with the Global Protection Cluster which is led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Nancy has been working for over 20 years with UNHCR in a variety of protection, managerial, and operational positions in both refugee and IDP emergencies as well as protracted crises in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She holds a J.D. from the American University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Service Award – Barbara Rose Caldwell is recognized for her 19 years at MFS with roles including the Chester Reagan Chair, Upper School Director, and Associate Head of School and Academic Dean. She also co-clerked the 2011 Strategic Plan and led the development of the school’s Twin Pillars of academic rigor and spiritual and ethical growth. In 2014, she joined the MFS School Committee and co-clerked the search process that resulted in the appointment of Julia de la Torre. Barbara served as Clerk of the School Committee from 2017 through 2021. She believes deeply in the school’s Quaker mission and has provided thoughtful and visionary leadership to MFS.
The Young Alumni Awards are being given to two deserving members of the Class of 2008. Eric Teitelbaum’s work focuses on environmental sustainability and stewardship, and Ashley Edwards is providing mental health services for underserved communities.
Young Alumni Award – Ashley Edwards ’08 is the founder and CEO of MindRight Health, a Newark-based tech startup dedicated to making mental health services radically accessible and inclusive of underserved communities. She was the first Black female founder to raise over $1 million in venture capital in New Jersey. Ashley is also the Inaugural Visiting Social Entrepreneur at the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She has been recognized for her work as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and named as one of the top “healers” set to influence the next century. She holds an M.B.A. and a M.Ed. from Stanford University.
Young Alumni Award – Eric Teitelbaum ’08 is recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of climate solutions as a thermal engineer. He is the Senior Engineer at AIL Research, Inc. in Hopewell, NJ and a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. He is also the owner of Teitelbaum Carpentry. He completed a dual degree Ph.D. in 2020 from Princeton University in Architecture and Material Science, researching how materials enable energy-saving thermal comfort regimes beyond standard air-based methods. His work on novel cooling solutions has appeared in Scientific American, peer-reviewed publications, and more.
Retirement – Ron Obermeier. For 28 years, Ron has been an integral part of the MFS community as a Math Teacher, Varsity Baseball Coach, and Assistant Athletic Director. The finance class he designed is still enjoyed by many students today. His 2014 baseball team won the Friends Schools League Championship. He has been instrumental to our athletics program and his positive attitude and support for our student-athletes, coaches, and teams has been felt by generations of athletics participants and their families.
It’s a reunion year for the classes ending in “3” and “8.” Check out reunion plans on the pages below:
1958 and 1957 and 1959
1958 – The Class of 1958 will gather for dinner on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Van Meter Hall. Members of the Classes of 1957 and 1959 are welcome to attend as well. Contact Bill Teale to RSVP.
Check out the Class of 1958 photo gallery.
1963 – The Class of 1963 is gathering at Riverton County Club at 6 p.m. for Dinner on May 6. Contact Class Rep Butch Chase to RSVP.
1968 – The Class of 1968 is gathering at Barone’s Tuscan Grille for dinner on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. for it’s 55th Reunion. Contact Eric Jones, Jay Novick and Larry Van Meter to RSVP.
1973 – The Class of 1973 is planning to gather for dinner on Saturday, May 6 to celebrate its 50th Reunion. Contact Bob Barnett, Trish Mainwairing, Chiyo Moriuchi, Kathy Mullin and Toba Spector.
1978 Contact the Development Office to help kick-start plans for the 40th Reunion for the Class of 1978.
1983 – 40th Reunion! Thanks to Steve Walsh, Kimberly Atchison Fletcher, Merrie Hart and Terrie Culver for organizing plans for the Class of 1983 to gather on Saturday evening, May 6 at Sweetwater Bar and Grille at 10 Route 130 North in Cinnaminson. Members of the Classes of 1982 and 1984 are welcome to join. Contact Steve and Kimberly for information and to RSVP.
1988 35th Reunion. The Class will gather for dinner on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Mauritzio’s in Moorestown (across the street from Van Meter Hall). Contact Chris Tegley and Janice Johnston to RSVP.
To the dinner is $40 including the meal and gratuity. Follow this link to register and pay for dinner.
1993 – 30th Reunion. Plans are in the works for a 30th Reunion Celebration for the Class.
1998 – The Class of 1998 is gathering at LaScala’s Fire in Marlton on Saturday, May 13th at 6 p.m. for it’s 25th Reunion. Contact Sadie Clayton, Janice Lovequist, Melissa Morrow, Ted Napierkowski, and Ryan Winkelspecht for more information and to RSVP.
2003 – 20th Reunion. The Class of 2003 will reunite on Saturday, May 6th at 4pm at Van Meter Hall. RSVP Here! Hosted by Jennifer Harris and Fanny Mixter Babajide.
2008 – The Class of 2008 is gathering at Barcade on Saturday, May 6th at 6 p.m. for it’s 15th Reunion! Contact Rebecca Machlus or Tommy Stackhouse for additional information and to RSVP.
2013 – The ten year reunion often happens in the fall, around Thanksgiving or over the Winter Holidays. Contact the Development Office at email@example.com if you’d like to participate in or help to organize a Reunion for the Class.
2018 – The five year reunion often happens in the fall, around Thanksgiving or in December. Contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate in or help to organize a Reunion for the Class.