The Alumnae Board performs two key roles. First, it is focused on supporting alums—in all of its wonderful diversity. Through the work of committees, programming and events, and communications, the Board looks to connect with alums far and wide as well as to connect alums with each other and the School. At the same time, it supports and partners with the School on its initiatives and programs to ensure both that the alum voice is considered and members can be ambassadors of the School.

Alumnae Association Board 2020-2021

OFFICERS  
PRESIDENT Amina Elderfield '94
VICE PRESIDENT Dena Twain Sims '00
SECRETARY Megan Lui '10

MEMBERS
TO SERVE UNTIL 2021: Elaine Bennett ’77, Britt Caputo Bunn ’04, Claire Gilman ’89, Colette Macari ’13, Dena Twain Sims ’00, Julia Speed ’07, Karen Young ’88
TO SERVE UNTIL 2022: Juanita Dugdale ’70, Margot Herrera ’80, Leslie Dickey Patel ’79, Anita Ramamurthy Bopalkar ’12
TO SERVE UNTIL 2023: Leslie Armstrong '58, Antonia Bryan '63, Amina Elderfield '94, Ariel Fantasia '96, Ruth Gais, '64, Katherine Gross-Compitus '95, Lily-Hayes Kaufman '99, Cheyenne Kinch '08, Megan Lui '10, Tess McCann '11, Jaqueline Worth '82

Committee Chairs

ALUMNAE WEEKEND Wilhelmina Martin Eaken ’64, Andrea Kassar ’95
ANNUAL FUND Katie Shutzer Brennan ’92, Emily Marzulli Rummel ’06
ARTS Claire Gilman ’89, Ali Giniger ’05
FRANCES RIKER DAVIS Mia Meeker Campbell ’06, Lucy Mayer Harrop ‘70
LOIS KAHN WALLACE  Margot Herrera ‘80
MILLER SOCIETY Cherise Fisher ‘90
NOMINATIONS Sidaya Moore Sherwood ’90, Dena Twain Sims ‘00
PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION Dena Twain Sims ‘00
QUEERLY BREARLEY Elaine Bennett ‘77, Willem Finn Harling ‘17
YOUNG ALUMNAE: CLASSES 2006-2020 Anita Ramamurthy Bopalkar ’12, Colette Macari ’13

DEI Alumnae Advisory Group

Ibijoke Akinola-Michel ‘92, Elaine Bennett ‘77, Lisa Chen ‘10, Ariel Fantasia ‘96, Jade Johnson ‘08, Georgia Levenson Keohane ‘90, Ayodele Lewis ’17, Christina Morales ’09, Andrea Matos ‘88, Gwendlyn Forston Waring ‘73

Committee Descriptions


List of 12 items.

  • 610Connect

    610Connect facilitates networking by and among Brearley alumnae by providing: A) Opportunities to explore and learn about a wide variety of fields, career paths and businesses of Brearley alumnae through two or three panel events focused on particular themes; B) A new look at Brearley’s robust online alumnae sites as a networking tool with an eye toward refocusing ongoing networking opportunities for Brearley alumnae through Brearley’s online alumnae resources; C) Tools to help embrace the following networking essentials: “How to Network”, “What Networking Means to Me/You”, and “How to Incorporate Networking into Your Life”; and D) Opportunities to create/provide stronger connections among Brearley alumnae by re-evaluating, reminding and restating common networking themes across multiple platforms available to Brearley alumnae.
  • Alumnae Weekend & Reunion

    The Alumnae Weekend & Reunion Committee will plan events and programming for Alumnae Weekend.  The goal of the Alumnae Weekend & Reunion is to bring generations of Brearley alumnae back to the school to celebrate the past, present and future of Brearley and, in so doing, to reinforce alumnae ties and connections to the School.
     

  • Annual Fund

    The Alumnae Annual Fund Committee works on all aspects of the alumnae fundraising effort. Alumnae support is crucial to the Annual Fund, which helps bridge the tuition gap between the cost of a Brearley education and the income from tuition and the endowment.  There are also chairs that specifically focus on participation, reunion and leadership donors. 
     


  • Arts

    The purpose of this committee is to plan two or three events of an artistic nature, with a Brearley connection, during the school year for alumnae and other interested members of the Brearley community.
     
     

  • Frances Riker Davis '15 Award

    The FRD Committee nominates candidates for the FRD Award, which is given to an alumna who has shown outstanding community leadership. 
     

  • LiBrA (Lives of Brearley Alumnae)

    LiBrA showcases the diverse lives and careers of Brearley women through panel discussions, field trips and collaborative events. LiBrA focuses on the interests and needs of the alumnae community.
     

  • Lois Kahn Wallace '57 Award

    The LKW Committee selects the recipient of the LKW Award, which is given to an alumna who has recently published a first book, or a book in a new genre. 
     

  • Miller Society

    The Miller Society, named after Brearley’s first graduate of color, Cecile Miller Eistrup ’58, is an active association of Black and Latinx alumnx of the Brearley School. Launched in 2001, its threefold purpose is to establish and renew bonds with each other, support current Black and Latinx students and their families, and propel diversity, inclusion and equity at the School.
     
     

  • Nominations

    The purpose of this committee is to identify and research alumnae in order to present and select a slate of candidates for officers whose terms are completed and for Alumnae Board members at large.

     

  • Parents' Association

    These alumnae parents are special representatives to the Parents’ Association (PA). As liaisons between the PA and the Alumnae Board, they report to the Alumnae Association on relevant parent activities. 
     
     

  • Queerly Brearley

    Queerly Brearley creates programming for LGBTQ+ Brearley alums. It is an explicitly gender-inclusive group, informed by the fact that queer identities and experiences are intersectional. Future programming will include community events, educational speakers, and affinity spaces.
  • Young Alumnae: Classes 2006-2020

    The Young Alumnae Committee is the youngest of the Alumnae Board committees, planning events for alumnae 15 years from graduation and providing a great entry point for young alums eager to reconnect with Brearley.  This committee plans events during the year, focused on the interests and lives of young alums, and promotes networking among all Brearley alums. 
     


Notes Agents

Class Agents

Notes Agents are responsible for reaching out to their classmates to gather and compile news and photographs that are published biannually in the Bulletin. Notes Agents are also asked to help distribute select school communications and alumnae news. Contact information may be found in the Directory (password required).
Class Agents partner with the School to raise vital funds for Brearley, serving as ambassadors among their classmates for Brearley’s Annual Fund.
Class of Notes Agent
1942 Position Available
1943 Frances Fisher
1944 Connie Tate 
1945 Position Available
1946 Position Available
1947 Susan Wilson
1948 Position Available
1949 Position Available
1950 Position Available
1951 Juli S. Towell
1952 Ann Mcgraw Davis
1952 Evelyn J Halpert
1953 Ann Leventhal
1954 Position Available
1955 Amanda Norris Lovell
1956 Cornelia Hanna McMurtrie
1957 Position Available
1958 Wendy Lipsey Ecker
1958 Sally Stopford 
1959 Joan Hartwell
1960 Annie-May de Bresson
1961 Jane Uris Bayard
1961 Mitten Wainwright
1962 Peregrine Whittlesey 
1963 Martha Ryan Severens 
1964 Ruth Gais
1965 Sara Baerwald
1965 Lydia Davis
1966 Anne Mittendorf
1967 Position Available
1968 Elena Droutzkoy Corso
1969 Katie Doherty 
1970 Sophie Glazer
1970 Helen Thurston
1971 Lindsey Folsom
1972 Ann Sleeper Koppen
1973 Gwendolyn Waring
1974 Laurie Wetterschneider
1975 Melissa Knox-Raab
1976 Kate Marshall
1977 Alice Truax
1978 Elissa Bernstein 
1979 Position Available
1980 Position Available
1981 Rozie Kennedy
1982 Cordie Tilghman
1982 Robin Murray-Gill Patton
1983 Position Available
1984 Betsy Witten
1985 Caryn Marooney
1986 Alex Postman
1987 Victoria Rowan
1987 Sasha Koren
1988 Karen Mallah
1989 Melissa Dallal
1990 Marijke Smit
1991 Sara Chaganti
1992 Laurin Lucaire
1992 Liz Alderman
1993 Mika Bouvard
1994 Elizabeth Sarosi
1995 Megan Lynagh
1996 Lizzy Oelsner
1996 Lauren Axelrod
1996 Sayuri Ganepola
1996 Sara Peck
1997 Kyle Rabkin
1998 Rebecca Bienstock
1999 Sabrina Geer
2000 Julia Foster
2000 Logan Ferguson
2001 Karina Schumacher-Villasante 
2002 Abby Seiff 
2002 Elizabeth Van Buren
2003 Amber Lam
2004 Lauren Goldenberg
2005 Alex Schwartz
2005 Vana Koutsomitis
2006 Racquel Quarless Hill
2007 Caroline Stern
2007 Zoe Davis
2008 Claire Wallace
2008 Halleh Balch
2009 Annie Baldwin
2010 Megan Lui
2011 Faith Williams
2012 Emily Baldwin
2012 Nancy Chen
2013 Sydney Hausman
2013 Colette Macari
2014 Isabella Huber
2014 Courtney Screen
2015 Julia Press
2015 Isabella Altherr
2015 Emily Orenstein 
2016 Position Available
2017 Morgan Perry
2018 Chiara Nilsson-Salvati
2019 Lauren Scheller
2020 Position Available
Class Agents will be posted soon. To find out who to contact for your class, please email Amina Holman, Annual Fund Director, aholman@brearley.org.
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