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.
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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On October 4, Concord Academy celebrated the completion of the William M. Bailey Commons connecting Haines and Hobson, the final phase of the CA Houses initiative. A series of speaking programs considered the history of Concord and the neighborhood that became this campus, as well as how the new common rooms are already shaping student experiences and enhancing CA courses.
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.
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.
Concord Academy’s First Summer Institute for Teachers from Public and Private Schools Promotes Dynamic Learning
Co-directed by CA history teachers Kim Frederick and Topi Dasgupta, Concord Academy’s inaugural Summer Institute assisted public and private school teachers in developing project-based lessons, gathering a cohort of educators committed to dynamic learning.
Marking the Start of Concord Academy’s 98th School Year, Convocation Focused on Learning as Individuals and in Community
On September 3, the CA community gathered for Convocation. Rick Hardy, head of school; Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees; and Vedika Sharma ’20, student head of school, made remarks. Jon Waldron, coach of CA’s cross-country and track and field teams, gave the Convocation address.
“Good morning and welcome. I am Fay Shutzer. I am the president of the Board of Trustees and an alumna from the class of 1965. When mentioning my year of graduation, I often joke, ’Don’t do the math, and today it is especially relevant.”
Kate Morse Erwin ’69 was awarded the 2019 recipient of the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service for a rare and unparalleled passion for improving mental health for the incarcerated.
On June 7, the Friday of Reunion Weekend, Concord Academy welcomed more than those expected at their class reunions. All CA alumnae/i from every generation were invited to campus to begin a new tradition — the Annual Alumnae/i Assembly. Keep the date in mind for next year: June 5, 2020!
From June 7 through June 9, CA welcomed more than 200 alumnae/i and former faculty back to campus. Idyllic spring weather set the tone for a reunion weekend with strong turnout and great energy.
In this secular age, pilgrimage is on the rise. CA alumnae/i pilgrims share the views that open up along the way.