The visual artist and St. Anne’s-Belfield “Sandbox Kid” was honored among the list of young trailblazers who are shaping the world for the better.
Winter 2024 Newsletter
Greetings Saints Alumni,
One of the many joys about returning to serve our alma mater is seeing that while the School may change in many ways over the years, the emphasis on tradition and community remains at the forefront of all that we do.
We’re excited to welcome you back for two special opportunities this spring. On Thursday, March 21, we will host Scott Shigeoka, internationally recognized curiosity expert, speaker and author of SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World. This event is presented as part of the Booth Family Inspiration Speaks Series in partnership with Virginia Festival of the Book. Please RSVP here to attend.
During Alumni Weekend, April 12 – 14, we will launch our yearlong, Semicentennial Celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the merger of St. Anne’s School and Belfield School. We’re pleased to honor our school’s history and dream for the future. Please review the schedule for the weekend and book your hotel room now for a fun-packed weekend filled with arts, athletics, academics, and an all-alumni birthday party!
Looking for simple ways to support your alma mater? Please add the official St. Anne’s-Belfield School LinkedIn page to the education section of your LinkedIn profile, review St. Anne’s-Belfield on Niche.com, update your contact information, and make a gift to The Fund for St. Anne’s-Belfield in honor of the teachers who prepared you for life beyond STAB.
Anni Quinn ’12
Since its opening in August, the Tess Majors Studio space in Randolph Hall’s new Lourie Learning Center has helped an immense amount of students explore their creativity and hone in on their artistic skills.
This fall was packed with a variety of activities for our Res Life students, including outings to local restaurants and shops, self-care Saturdays, morning trips to the farmers market, and the first-ever Hallowpalooza.
The Alumni Board held their quarterly meeting in early December, which was filled with great decision-making and learning.
Tricia Alexander ’90 was recently named the country’s 2022-23 top head girls lacrosse coach. This prestigious award is a strong reflection of Tricia’s dedication to the sport, her players, and coaching staff.
The University of Virginia Rowing team has had an impressive program for quite some time. This fall was no exception with current first year, Ava Schetlick ’23, being a part of many of their successes.
Head of School, Dr. Autumn A. Graves, had the pleasure of visiting with alumni during her recent fall work travel.
While he was known as the Velvet Fog at St. Anne’s-Belfield, James Carter ’23 is now becoming acquainted with his voice as a Panther at the University of Pittsburgh.
Save the Dates! Upcoming Events
ALUMNI WEEKEND & SEMICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14
Calling All Alumni!
As we kick off our Semicentennial Celebration, we are looking for alumni candle lighters, musicians and readers for the Middle School and Upper School Chapels on Friday, April 12. If you are interested in participating in either chapel, please email Anni Quinn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for Class Ambassadors! Class ambassadors cultivate communication, interest and excitement about St. Anne's-Belfield School. Class ambassadors will help us engage alumni, market both on-campus and regional events and build our grow our philanthropic support. For those of you who are interested in engaging more with the alumni community, please contact Anni Quinn, email@example.com.
Have you written a book recently or know of an alumnus who has? Please email Anni Quinn, firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can celebrate your success!
We would love to celebrate all of our future Saints! Please email Anni Quinn, email@example.com, if you or one of your fellow alumni has welcomed a baby.
Interested in coaching? We are always excited to welcome back alumni to coach current students. Please email Seth Kushkin, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join the St. Anne's-Belfield community! We seek to hire great people with a passion for educating, serving, and connecting with our vibrant student body. Browse all current job opportunities here!
Board of Trustees Alumni Member Spotlights
The St. Anne’s-Belfield School Board of Trustees is the guardian of the school’s mission. They hire and support the Head of School, ensure the financial stability of the institution, and set the strategic direction for the school. We are grateful for the service of our alumni on the Board of Trustees: Liza Borches ’93, P. ’24 & ’27, George B. Craddock ’00, P. ’31 & ’35, Sarah Johns ’99, Damian Kavanagh ’89, Ed.D., CAE and Kem McCoid Roth ’84.
Click on their names below to learn more about our Board of Trustee alumni members!
Ian Buchanan '16
“I give to St. Anne’s-Belfield to help the school advance its mission of providing the highest quality education, helping students learn to make their impact on the world. I believe we as alumni are making the right choice to pay it forward to ensure the school keeps raising the bar on what it gives to today’s students and the broader community.”
Cali Hendricks '96
“As alumni (husband, Rick Hendricks '96) and parents of four children at St. Anne's-Belfield School, we give back to the school to ensure that the current students receive the same stellar instruction and exciting experiences that we did when we were students.”
Sarah Catherine Pilkington '12
“I give back to keep the legacy alive! I love the idea that my small contribution may have a positive impact on the current students and help make the school feel like home, as it did for me.”
See what current Saints are up to!
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