On the evening of April 21, 900 guests attended “A Night at The Met Honoring Headmaster Stephen M. Clement, III” in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thanks to the generosity of underwriters from The Browning School, all those in attendance – especially the guest of honor who will retire after 28 years as Headmaster at the end of June – marveled at the spectacular setting and opportunity to mark this milestone.
A shared champagne toast to Mr. Clement by former Board President/Honorary Trustee James Chanos and current Board President Samuel Weinhoff was part of the festivities, along with tribute videos produced by Browning parent Ken Metz; a string quartet led by Vincent Lionti, a Browning parent and violist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; a musical tribute by Lower School music teacher Lucy Warner; remarks by Bodie Brizendine, head of The Spence School; a performance by the legendary Whiffenpoofs of Yale University (Mr. Clement’s alma mater); and months of detailed planning by event Chair Sharon Jacob, Trustee Deborah van Eck (both Browning parents) and Director of Institutional Advancement Jim Simon combined for a poignant and unforgettable evening.
View photos below. Click here to read remarks from Mr. Clement and Ms. Brizendine, and Ms. Warner's song lyrics.