Alumni Week(end) 2021
Celebrate friendships, milestones, and our 175th Anniversary!
Hear from Head of School Dana Weeks, take a virtual stroll through the GFS archives, and participate in engaging GFS Master Classes led by fellow Tigers. We will cap off the week with our demisemiseptcentennial (175th) celebration—a virtual "evening-in" fundraiser to support scholarship at GFS. The event will include exciting announcements, musical guests, good vibes, lots of laughter, and some surprises!
Alumni Week(end) registration is now closed, but please contact the Alumni Office with any questions.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Welcome address from Head of School Dana Weeks
“Around Campus” Videos and Resources
- Mindfulness from the Meetinghouse with Maryanne Rawlings, Health Education Department Head
- Health and Wellness Circuit with Matt Sheehan, PE Teacher and Strength & Conditioning Coach
- 175th Anniversary Music Showcase Recording
- 2020-2021 School Year Photo Gallery
- Campus Tour Video: Take a virtual tour of GFS with our new campus video, highlighting treasured locations on Main Campus and Early Childhood Center City.
Virtual Poley Festival: Featuring a Reader’s Theatre Performance
Join GFS Theatre for this year’s Virtual Poley Festival, an annual celebration of student work in theatre, film, and dance. This year, each night highlights a different aspect of the program and includes both live and remote performances. RSVP for the Zoom link or contact the Alumni Office.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
GFS Master Classes
- A History of GFS Athletics with Henry Bushnell ’13 (Writer, Yahoo! Sports) and Carl Tannenbaum
- Libraries, Our Most Democratic Institutions, and Their Role within Communities with Linda Johnson ’76 (President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library) and GFS Librarian Kate Garrity
- Elegant Cake Making with Lily Fischer ’00 (Co-Owner, Cake Life Bake Shop)
Virtual Poley Festival: Featuring Student Films and a Talk Back With the Creator
Join GFS Theatre for this year’s Virtual Poley Festival, an annual celebration of student work in theatre, film, and dance. RSVP for the Zoom link or contact the Alumni Office.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Virtual Welcome Reception
Hosted on Gatherly
RSVP for the link or please contact the Alumni Office.
Milestone Reunion Virtual Gatherings
Milestone Reunion Virtual Gatherings are being planned for the classes ending in '0, '1, '5, and '6. For more information, contact your class reunion committee or the GFS Alumni Office.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Virtual Alumni Baseball Trivia and Social
Virtual Meeting for Worship
Join us for a virtual Meeting for Worship.
West Award Presentation
A presentation of the West Alumni Award takes place virtually this year.
West Award 2020 & 2021 Honorees:
- Marie Golson ’77 (2021 recipient)
- Carla Childs ’66 (2021 recipient)
- Jack Rhoads ’56 (2021 recipient)
- John Relman ’75 (2020 recipient)
- Marc DiNardo ’80 (2020 recipient)
- Presented by the West family (Sally West Williams ’72, Ann Figueredo ’80, Bruce West ’74)
Meditation + Breathwork with Nalaverse
A pre-recorded workshop will be followed by a live Q&A with Theresa Shropshire ’11 (Co-Founder & CEO), Jane Maguire ’12 (Co-founder & COO), and Jarred Turner ’12 (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion).
Alumni Panel Conversation: From Page to Screen
Join us for a discussion with Dan Shotz ’95 (Film Producer); Polly Auritt ’99 (Head of Development at Unicorn Island Productions); Reiss Clauson-Wolf ’09 (Screenwriter); Willa Slaughter ’08 (Assistant to Lorne Michaels); and Katie Low ‘08 (Animator at Disney); moderated by André Robert Lee ’89 (Filmmaker).
A Virtual 175th Celebration!
Please join us for the culminating celebration of the year! Emceed by GFS parent and 6ABC anchor Nydia Han, we will gather for a virtual “evening in” fundraiser for scholarship at GFS. In addition to enjoying the musical talents of the Alex Levin Trio, Maya Keren, and G. Love, we will hear a few exciting surprise announcements! Admission is free, but donations are graciously appreciated. Sponsorship packages are available. All funds raised will support scholarship at GFS.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Meeting for Worship with Germantown Monthly Meeting
Join Germantown Monthly Meeting members and attendees for a virtual Meeting for Worship.
May 12-16, 2021
All Alumni Are Welcome!
Milestone Reunion Virtual Gatherings are being planned for the Classes ending in '0, '1, '5, and '6.
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office.
New Alumni Directory
We are pleased to share a new way for alumni to stay connected: the GFS Alumni Community website and mobile app, now powered by Graduway. No matter where you live or how busy your schedule is, you can connect with other alums via your desktop and smartphone to keep up to date with the latest GFS and alumni news.