Alumni Council

Fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.

Alumni Events

List of 4 events.

  • Oct

    Alumni Spotlight Networking Breakfast and Assembly

    Join members of the Derryfield community on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 a.m., for The Derryfield School Alumni Council's fourth annual Alumni Spotlight Networking Breakfast in the Gateway Building Seminar Room. This year's event features four Derryfield alumni working in the field of medicine: Ryan Bouchard '97 (Ora, Inc.), Joyia Rich Fazelat '96 (The Elliot Hospital), Heidi Lindner Kurland '02 (Lindner Dental), and Emily Newick '97 (Himilayan Cataract Project). Find out more about them in their bios below, and join other alumni, parents, faculty, and students for breakfast and to hear their stories!
    Please email to let us know you'll be there. If you have any questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to contact Director of Alumni Development Alice Handwerk at
    Location: Gateway Seminar Room
  • Nov

    GVBK Program Celebration (Basketball)

    Location: Gym
  • Nov

    DC Alumni Gathering

  • Jan

    Alumni Council Meeting

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The Alumni Council was first organized in 1988 at the direction of the Board of Trustees. The mission adopted in 2015 is: 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 two student represemtaives from the senior class.  

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;
  • Leadership - focusing on alumni fund-raising with a focus on reunion giving and the senior gift program;
  • Outreach - overseeing consistent and meaningful alumni communications;
  • Nominating - maintaining the bylaws and membership of the Council.
Meetings are held three times over the course of the school year to discuss all alumni endeavors. We are looking to expand the council with a cross section of decades. Please contact Council members or Director of Alumni Development Alice Handwerk if you might be interested in helping out or with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

Thank you!


Kelly Steele Reis '97, Chair
Lori Evans Alderin '00, Liaison to Board
John Arnold '00, Nominating Chair
Peter Bielagus '95, Engagement Chair
Ryan Bielagus '94
Steph Collins '18, Senior Representative
Anne Lucas Durham '02, Leadership Chair
Joyia Rich Fazelat '96, Vice Chair
Bennett Freeman '70
Bella Hoang '18, Senior Representative
Ed Lemire, Faculty Advisor
Gayle McGinnis '76
Nate Milne '11
Than Moore '08
Dan Muskat '82
Davis Richmond '86
Kathleen Rutty-Fey '87, Outreach Chair
Lauren Saidel-Baker '07, Secretary
Michael Spector '93
Anna Welch '18, Senior Representative

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