For almost a century, Concord Academy alumnae/i have been bound together by a love of learning, service to others, and a proud legacy of advocacy. With more than 4,700 CA graduates living around the globe, we are a small but powerful community and our connections to CA and each other span both distance and time.

As someone who attended CA, you are automatically a member of the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association, a group that serves as a primary link to fellow alumnae/i as well as current students and school developments. We strive to ensure CA remains present and relevant in all stages of your life.

Recently, we refreshed the CA Alumnae/i Association mission statement to better reflect our goals and purpose.

The Alumnae/i Association fosters lifelong connections between Concord Academy and its alumnae/i community. The Association facilitates meaningful opportunities to preserve and promote a love of learning, service to others, and a commitment to diverse perspective and backgrounds. Through involvement in the life of the school, within the community, and through service to the greater world, the Association strives to renew and affirm the core values instilled while at CA.

Our days in Concord were unique, and we invite you to remain involved or re-engage in the life of the school— sharing your professional experiences with CA students, attending regional alumnae/i events, serving on your reunion committee, and supporting the school’s Annual Fund are just a few of the many opportunities open to you.

Please also be sure to read our monthly alumnae/i newsletter, send in class notes for the magazine, update your contact information, and stay up to date on all things CA via Facebook, Instagram and CA@100. The voices of alumnae/i are of critical importance as we approach CA’s centennial in 2022, and we look forward to collaborating with you to bring the Alumnae/i Association mission alive in innovative, creative and exciting ways.

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Laura McConaghy ’01
President, Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association

2019-20 Alumnae/i Steering Committee

Laura McConaghy ’01 | President

Jennifer Beal ’79, P ’12 | Co-Chair, New England Regional 

Noah Fisk ’93 Co-Chair, New York Area Regional

Gabe Greenberg ’98 Co-Chair, New York Area Regional 

Eliza Grossman ’17 Co-Chair, CAYAC

Lindsay Kolowich ’09 Co-Chair, New England Regional

Dat Le ’06 Co-Chair, CAYAC

Michael Lichtenstein ’94 Chair, Class Secretaries

Karen McAlmon ’75 Co-Chair, Community and Equity Committee

Matt McCahill ’95 Co-Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund

Becca Miller ’14 Co-Chair, CAYAC

Eric Nguyen ’00 Chair, Alumnae/i Admissions Network

Miriam Perez-Putnam ’12 Co-Chair, CAYAC

Jackson Philion ’20 Senior Representative

Paolo Sanchez ’14 Co-Chair, Community and Equity Committee

Claire Moriarty Schaeffer ’05 Co-Chair, Alumnae/i Annual Fund

Lauren Bruck Simon ’85 | Ex-officio committee member (Past President)

Katherine Stirling-Ellis ’20 Senior Representative

Fannie Watkinson ’08 Chair, Joan Shaw Herman Award Committee

ChuXuan (Matt) Zhou ’20 Senior Representative

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Alumnae/i News

Fall 2019 CA Magazine

The fall 2019 issue of CA Magazine examines Concord Academy’s recently renewed mission statement and invites readers to engage in the building of a more just and sustainable world. This issue also celebrates the completion of the William M. Bailey Commons and, with it, the CA Houses initiative. Learn about student, faculty, and alumnae/i experiences and achievements, new books from CA authors, and much more. Read more>

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Sustaining CA

Concord Academy has become one of the first independent schools in the greater Boston area to adopt a holistic campus sustainability plan. Approved by the Board of Trustees in the spring, the plan defines targets in the categories of food, greenhouse gas reduction, building operations, and institutional support that the school has pledged to meet by its centennial in 2022.

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Feeding the Need

Seeing hunger in their communities, some CA alumnae/i have found their own ways to address it. Kezia Parsons Simister ’95 organizes donations to the Arlington, Mass., food pantry. Mim Locke ’64 lives and works at the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality in San Francisco. And Mallory Cerkleski ’16 manages a mobile farmer’s market that serves urban customers in Greensboro, N.C.

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Fall 2019 Environmental Symposium

The lineup for CA’s Environmental Symposium lecture series this fall consists exclusively of young alumnae/ i who have been returning to CA to share their sustainability research and work. In October, Phoebe Chatfield ’14 spoke about her environmental advocacy work. On November 4, Sophie Drew ’15 presented about soil sequestering of carbon. Students, alumnae/i, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of CA are invited to attend the upcoming speakers’ talk.

Tuesday, December 3

Performing Arts Center – 7:00 p.m.

Austen Sharpe ’14 and Eliza Thomas ’14 will discuss their recent internships with, respectively, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (renewable energy markets and policy) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (tropical marine biology research).

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Kim Holden ’84: Doula by Design

A life-changing trip to Nepal led this acclaimed architect to change careers and open her business, Doula X Design. “Now I’m helping one woman at a time, one family at a time,” she says.

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Mike Pappas ’10: Freedom of Voice

The CEO and co-founder of Modulate, a startup that creates “voice skins” that alter people’s voices for online use, weighs in on the risks and benefits of this new technology.

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CA Celebrates the Dedication of the William M. Bailey Commons

On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.

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Meet Our 2019–20 CA Alumnae/i Steering Committee

Meet the 2019–20 CA Alumnae/i Steering Committee! This group spearheads different initiatives and activities in their respective areas, including Community and Equity, regional leadership, the Joan Shaw Herman award, and the Alumnae/i Admissions Network. They serve as ambassadors, thought partners, galvanizers, and cheerleaders in all that they do for CA.

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