Category Archives: Events

Showcasing Our Alumni

April 3, 2020 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

While Alumni Showcase, originally scheduled for today, is just one of many special events the MLWGS community is foregoing in the interest of public health, we wanted to mark the day in some way. Alumni Showcase relies on MLW/GSGIS graduates’ commitment to giving back. The event asks people to dedicate a day to sharing their […]

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Taylor Teaching Award Winner: David Barnes

February 4, 2020 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

We’re pleased to share that the Taylor Teaching Award selection committee selected David Barnes as the 2019-20 winner!  The committee is made up of education professionals unaffiliated with MLWGS who volunteer their time to assess applications each year.  Mr. Barnes plans to use the award to travel to Tanzania, where he will hike Mt. Meru, go on safari in the […]

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Grant Spotlight: Marquee

December 11, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

    The Maggie Walker mural isn’t the only thing sprucing up the bus entrance this year. The MLWGS Foundation supported the purchase of an electronic marquee that is officially up and running.

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What Does My Donation Do?

September 24, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

$25,000+ Fund our student financial aid grant category for a typical school year Fund our classroom enrichment grant category for a typical school year Open up opportunities for us to say “yes” to large items on the school’s wishlist that we would LOVE to fund! $10,000 Support large grants for class-related international travel, which allow […]

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Night of the Dragon Auction Kick-Off Meeting

August 13, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The Foundation will be hosting a Night of the Dragon kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 5th at 11:30.  If you are interested in helping with the planning of the 2020 auction, please email!

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2019 Alumni Reunions

July 9, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Reunions for the classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will be held the weekend of October 4-6, 2019.  The weekend starts at Fall Festival on Friday, October 4th.  The rest of the details are TBD.  Facebook event here.

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Alumni Showcase 2018: Student Schedule

March 27, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Friday, March 30, 2018 Alumni Showcase 2018 Student Schedule AM Rotations Speaker Rotation 1 Speaker Rotation 2 A. Auditorium (all juniors and seniors) Group 1 Group 2 B. Black Box 136 (105 sophomores Khalefa – Zhai) Group 3 Group 4 C. 104 (20 sophomores Afshari – Canseco-Lopez) Group 7 Group 14 D. 105 (20 sophomores […]

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Alumni Showcase 2018

January 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Alumni Showcase 2018 is coming up soon!  This biennial event brings back Governor’s School alumni to speak to current students about life after high school.  These were all of this year’s amazing speakers: Shephali Agrawal (’96) – UVA; currently working with the Art of Living Foundation Esther Atkins (’04) -Case Western Reserve University (Music & […]

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Event Spotlight: SCA & Class Officer Meet-and-Greet

October 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to all the SCA and class officers who came to our meet-and-greet during lunch on October 2!  The Foundation is here to enrich the experience of current students, so we love getting to know you as people.  As we mentioned, please feel free to reach out to Catherine Nicholas ( in the Foundation office […]

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First Freshmen Parent Welcome Event

August 29, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our first freshmen parent welcome event on the evening of August 28.  In addition to the freshmen parents, we were happy to host several current and alumni parents, as well as alumni and current students who were there to share their thoughts about their experience with the school. Dr. […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour: August 24, 2017

August 28, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended the DC alumni happy hour at The Board Room on August 24!  We had a great showing of about 25 alumni ranging from the Class of 1996 to the Class of 2007.  At least one alumna was in town from Baltimore, and many more trekked in from the Maryland […]

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2017 Reunions – ALL Alumni

August 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Join us for our annual post-Fall Festival alumni event at Bottoms Up on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8 PM – late.  All alumni from any graduation year are invited to welcome the reunion classes back to town.  Pizza and other snacks will be provided, cash bar.  RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour – August 10, 2017

August 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to everyone who came to our alumni happy hour at the Triple Crossing in Fulton!  We were lucky enough to have two of our international alumni in town for the event: Elizabeth Davidson (’07) in from Nairobi and Elizabeth Kimball (’03) in from Berlin.  We will schedule the next RVA happy hour shortly.  DC […]

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour

July 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The next Richmond-area alumni happy hour will be held Thursday, August 10 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Triple Crossing location in Fulton (5203 Hatcher St. Richmond, VA 23231). RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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