On April 29, 2018 the Browning Parents Association held its first-ever Fun*Raiser at Chelsea Piers to support the School. The event, which was open to all ages, included parents, students, siblings and extended family. Parkour, basketall, gaga, soccer, rock-climbing, “swinging” in the batting cages and playing bubble soccer with Head of School John Botti were among the many activities enjoyed by the Browning community. The carnival booths, online auction and giant dunk tank with its target, Assistant Head of School/Head of Lower School Laurie Gruhn, were also at the top of the “must do” list. Read more.
The Browning community gathered for an evening of fundraising and camaraderie at the New York Public Library on May 19. The Parents Association’s Spring Benefit –“Imaginarium” – was the first for new Head of School John Botti. He extended his gratitude to Benefit Chairs Lisa Elson, Nazmi Oztanir, Tracy Spitzer and Clare Waugh-Bacchus for creating a night to remember, and thanked all attendees for their enthusiastic participation. Click here to read more view photos.
The Parents Association (PA) held its annual Benefit on March 11 at Gotham Hall. In her welcoming remarks, Lisa Orange Elson, president of the PA, said, “Tonight we come together in our own enchanted forest. Our theme, “Tree of Knowledge” was created by our Benefit Committee. They decided on this theme because it symbolizes the seeds of wisdom that Headmaster Stephen M. Clement, III planted for the future of Browning. Those seeds have established deep roots, and now the School is ready to take that knowledge and continue to grow and blossom. Although we look toward the future, we also recognize the past. After 28 years of leadership as an exceptionally innovative and inspiring Headmaster, Mr. Clement is here tonight enjoying his last PA Benefit at Browning.” Click here to view photos.
The Parents Association’s Spring Benefit 2015 honored Browning Board of Trustees President Jim Chanos P’07, ’09, ’11, who is stepping down from the Board after 17 years of service, including 15 as President. “Zoo in the Sky,” which took place at the Central Park Zoo on May 15, kicked off with a welcome by PA President Ken Metz and a “thank-you” video featuring Browning boys and other community members. Mr. Metz said, “Thank you to the over 440 parents, faculty and staff who came out to honor Jim Chanos at this benefit. Your support helped make the benefit a success, and the money raised will have a significant school-wide impact.” View photos.