The first Alumni Council meeting of the 2015-16 school year was held in the Wilson Room on Monday, September 21, with a total of 30 guests in attendance (a record turnout!). Prior to the meeting, alumni were given the chance to tour the newly renovated facilities.
The meeting began with a presentation from Parents Association President Lisa Elson, who spoke about PA initiatives and what to expect for Headmaster Clement's final year at Browning. Following Ms. Elson's remarks, Alumni Association President Michael Beys '89 appointed 25 members to the 2015-16 Alumni Council and gave an update on the Head Search Committee's work. Director of Alumni Affairs Laura Lanigan and Director of Institutional Advancement Jim Simon also gave reports to the group. Highlights included the record year of alumni participation in the Annual Fund, which reached an all-time high of 324 donors; the Alumni Council once again achieved 100% participation in this effort. Further, the Charles W. Cook '38 Alumnus Achievement Award Committee announced that Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner '71 will be honored in 2016.
The next Alumni Council meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, and all alumni (regardless of whether or not one serves on the Council) are invited and encouraged to participate. The Alumni Association is looking forward to another great year!