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Alumni Council

Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.
The Derryfield School Alumni Council works to foster relationships between The Derryfield School and its alumni through engagement, leadership, and outreach. The Alumni Council is comprised of alumni from across the decades, a faculty representative, and student represemtaives from the senior class.  

Meetings are held four times over the course of the school year and our goals are focused on:
  • building a more engaging reunion weekend program;
  • enhancing alumni support of the School.
Meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year are:
  • Thursday, September 19, 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 13, 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 7, 5:30 p.m.
The work of the Council is divided among four committees: 
  • Engagement - looking for opportunities for alumni to interact with students, the School, and each other;
  • Philanthrophy - focusing on alumni fund-raising with a focus on reunion giving and the senior gift program;
  • Communications - overseeing consistent and meaningful alumni communications;
  • Governance - maintaining the bylaws and membership of the Council.
Please contact Council members or Director of The Derryfield Fund & Alumni Relations Jen Lorrain if you are interested in helping out or with any suggestions for building a more vibrant alumni community.

Thank you!


Joyia Rich Fazelat '96, Chair
Lori Evans Alderin '00, Liaison to Board
Peter Bielagus '95, Engagement Chair
Ryan Bielagus '94
Emerson Bracy '20, Senior representative
Kyra Chen '20, Senior representative
Michelle Coombes, Faculty Advisor
Brian Decker '94
Bennett Freeman '70
David Grosso '78
Meredith Leyden '11
Gayle McGinnis '76
Linda Mackey Mitchell '91, Vice Chair 
Nate Milne '11
Than Moore '08
Dan Muskat '82
Emma Pyles '20, Senior representative
Kelly Steele Reis '97
Davis Richmond '86
Kathleen Rutty-Fey '87, Communications Chair
Lauren Saidel-Baker '07, Secretary
Michael Spector '93
John Wallin '96

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